Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest on Wednesday, April 14.
Spurs chase Maignan signing this summer
According to Tuttomercatoweb, via Sport Witness, Tottenham have put Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan ‘top of their list’ in the summer transfer window.
Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan has been involved in plenty of speculation, but according to reports coming out of Italy, Maignan has emerged as a top transfer target for Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho.
French club Lille are demanding between €17million and €18m (£14.7m and £15.6m) for the 25-year-old, the report claims.
Solskjaer’s son hits back at Mourinho comments
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s son – Noah – has revealed that he saw the funny side to the Manchester United manager and Mourinho‘s row following Sunday’s clash.
Tottenham were beaten 3-1 by United with the match full of controversy, following Son Heung-min‘s reaction to being caught in the face in the build-up to the visitors opening the scoring, which was eventually ruled out.
Solskjaer said if his son did what the Spurs star did – roll around in pain – then he would refuse to feed him, something Mourinho did not appreciate.
The Spurs boss then said: “Sonny is very lucky his father is a better person than Ole.”
Now, Solskjaer Jr has got involved in the war of words, when speaking to Norwegian newspaper Tidens Krav.
“Yes, I laughed well on Sunday. I always get food. I can assure everyone about that,” Noah said.
“Yes, Max [Williamsen] asked me if I had been given food when he met me before training today. I had never been lying down the way Son did. Mourinho probably just wanted to take the focus away from the fact that they had lost.”
Read the full story here.
Fans trusts issue joint statement over Carabao Cup final decision
Tottenham and Manchester City’s fan groups have slammed authorities over the organising of the Carabao Cup final.
It was confirmed yesterday that 8,000 spectators will be allowed into the final between Spurs and Manchester City on April 25, around 82,000 less than the full capacity of Wembley Stadium.
However, as part of the arrangement, some controversial decisions have been made in regards to the allocation of tickets.
Along with some key workers and local residents, 2,000 tickets will be awarded to each of Tottenham and Manchester City and those under-18, the clinically vulnerable and pregnant women have been told not to apply for tickets.
Do you want all the latest news from around Tottenham Hotspur Football Club straight to your email inbox?
Of course you do.
By signing up for our Spurs newsletter, you will receive a twice-daily email, focused on all the latest news from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And, not only that, but you will get exclusive content from our club writers Alasdair Gold and Rob Guest before anyone else.
You won’t miss a thing when it comes to Tottenham.
How do you sign up?
It’s easy and only takes seconds.
Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article – or any article on the Spurs section of football.london in fact – labelled ‘Get the biggest daily stories by email’ and click ‘Subscribe’.
Alternatively, you can click here and tick the Tottenham box to subscribe for our Spurs newsletter.
If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters – but we don’t think you’ll want to.
The joint fan group statement, with Manchester City Official Supporters Club and 1894 Group, published by Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, read: “Staging a major sporting event such as the Carabao Cup Final in current circumstances was never going to be easy, and we are all aware that compromises have to be made as we find our way back to some form of normality. Public health rightly remains the priority.
“However, the failure of government, public health, local and footballing authorities to work with fan organisations raises question marks over the effectiveness of the exercise and demonstrates, once again, that all the fine words about fans being ‘the lifeblood of the game’ mean nothing in reality.”