Sport Man Utd dealt blow as £42.9m target ‘wants to join’ PSG
Pochettino wants the ‘impossible’, as PSG chief addresses Tottenham claims
Leonardo has responded to rumours of Spurs attempting to lure back Poch, while the Argentine is reportedly 'willing to ask the impossible'.Tottenham are searching for a new manager to take the reins after his successor’s tenure ended in disappointment. Jose Mourinho replaced the Argentine in late 2019, but despite topping the table early this season, was relieved of his duties a week before the EFL Cup final.
Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Raphael Varane by reports that the Frenchman ‘wants to join’ Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had reportedly made Varane one of his top two defensive targets for, seeing the Real Madrid man as the perfect partner for Harry Maguire next season.
Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign Varane from Lens a decade ago, before– the then sporting director of Madrid – pursuaded him to join the Spanish giants instead.
Mauricio Pochettino wants to RETURN to Tottenham this summer
Both developments represent significant hurdles for Spurs to overcome in order to lure Mauricio Pochettino back following his November 2019 departure. Talks have been held between Pochettino and Spurs during which he confirmed he would be willing to make a sensational return.Since then, though, Zidane has left Madrid for a second time with the Frenchman's departure confirmed last Thursday.And the strength of Madrid's subsequent interest has sparked concerns at Spurs that that could be a game-changer in the chase for Pochettino.
They are also said to have come close to making a £100million bid for Varane following his displays in France’s successful 2018 World Cup campaign.
But the transfer rumours have perhaps never been as consistent as they have been this summer, with various outlets suggesting United were in talks with Madrid over a move.
But(via ) now claim Solskjaer and United are set to miss out once again.
The report states that Varane is ‘firm’ in his decision to leave Madrid this summer but would prefer a move back to his homeland and PSG, who have ‘already taken an interest in him’.
If they were to sell, Real want £51.5m (€60m) for his services and will ‘not fall below’ £42.9m (€50m).
Speaking on his future, Varane suggested that he is “focused on [his] goal” of helping France at the Euros.
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He said: “This is not the time to talk about my future. I am focused on the selection, on this Euro.
“It is normal and logical to ask the question and for my part, it is normal and logical to focus on the upcoming deadlines.
“We are all human beings. We can think about it. As for my personal case, I am focused on the objectives that we have in the France team, it is not a subject that I will discuss every day in my room at Clairefontaine.
“I am focused on my goal, and now is not the time to discuss it. If I have to talk about it, it will be directly with the people concerned.”
Varane also said that it is “strange” to see Zinedine Zidane leave Real Madrid:
He added: “My first reaction [to Zidane’s departure] is that I feel proud for the last ten years. He took me from Lens to Real Madrid and I have learned a lot alongside him.
“He is a coach that has a human side. He is a source of inspiration, not only for me but for many players who have met him.
“Seeing him leave is strange for me and for an entire generation of players at Real Madrid.
“It has been a pleasure to work with him, and it would be nice for it to happen again in the future. He is a great coach and a great human being.”
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© provided by Sports.co.uk Handball - PSG: Rémili and Kounkoud will evolve in Kielce next season! Cap on Poland for Nedim Rémili (24 years old) and Benoît Kounkoud (25 years old). As expected, the two French internationals will not prolong the adventure to PSG. The two men, linked to the Paris Club until June 2022, both will take the direction of Kielce, where they will start a new chapter of their career.