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TOTTENHAM are preparing for a huge Premier League fixture against Wolves this weekend.
And in transfer news, Jose Mourinho wants to bring Emil Forsberg to North London from RB Leipzig – who beat Spurs in the Champions League last week.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane is expected to play before the end of the season, after receiving a huge injury boost – but Son Heung-min has isolated himself over coronavirus fears.
Follow all the latest news and developments from North London below…
According to Sports Bild, 28-year-old Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg has been offered to Tottenham.
Forsberg has made 24 appearances across all competitions this season for German side RB Leipzig scoring nine, whilst also getting four assists to his name.
José Mourinho is keen to add to his side this summer as it is notoriously difficult to complete a squad overhaul midway through a campaign in the January transfer window.
It would take around £17m to bring him to North London and the Swedish international's possible arrival could indicate a departure from Tottenham.
ZERO TO HERO
Ahead of today's clash with Wolves, SunSport's Tottenham man Paul Jiggins sat down with Toby Alderweireld.
The Spurs defender admits he does not see himself as a star – although jubilant schoolchildren proved otherwise.
He said: “For me it is still strange to see people react like that when they see me.
“I do not see myself as a big star or anything like that.
“It’s strange and nice when people are always happy to see you.
“I am no big deal. I don’t see myself as some sort of superstar so it makes you proud to know you inspire people, especially children.”
MORNING SPURS FANS
Jose Mourinho's men face a tricky assignment today as they take on Wolves at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Lilywhites somehow overcame Nuno's side at Molineux back in December, but had to rely on a large slice of luck as Wolves let them off the hook by missing a slew of chances.
The match could have a significant bearing on the race for the top four, with Wolves sitting two places and one point below Spurs in the Premier League table.
Mourinho has been full of praise for Wolves in the build-up to the match.
He told Spurs' official website: “We know how good they are. We know how difficult they are. We know the way we beat them away, such a hard match.
“I think they are a team where it doesn’t make any difference if they play home or away. They always have the same mentality. We are one point ahead of them in this race and we have to try to win.
“It’s not because Nuno was my player and is my friend, I think he’s doing an amazing job.”
Meanwhile, Spurs will still be without Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Juan Foyth, Son Heung-min and Ryan Sessesgnon – while Erik Lamela will only be fit enough for the bench.
Harry Winks has lifted the lid on a conversation had with manager Jose Mourinho.
The midfielder said: “From the beginning I was a little in and out.
“The manager pulled me, we were having a couple of words and it was all just an honest, light-hearted conversation that he does with every player.
“The manager did tell me what he thinks I needed to do. It started with training, just to up my levels in training.
“I just think my whole level and just the intensity as well, which I said to the manager that I agreed.
“It is something I went back and did it. He is honest enough to tell me.
“Since we had that conversation things have improved and I have been playing more and it is important that I keep those levels and intensity because I want to stay in the team.”
ICYMI – SPUR OF THE MOMENT
Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea contract talks with Tottenham target Willian are “ongoing” – as the Blues try to keep hold of the soon-to-be out-of-contract star.
The 31-year-old Brazilian was able to speak to foreign clubs in January, with his Stamford Bridge deal set to end in June.
Spurs are reportedly after the winger, who originally snubbed the North Londoners to sign for Chelsea in 2013.
Chelsea are thought to have offered him a two-year deal, but Willian wants a three-year contract – and a rise in his £110,000-a-week wages.
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