Chelsea-linked midfielder passes Tottenham medical

Tottenham are set to complete the signing of Yves Bissouma after the Brighton midfielder today passed his medical.

The Antonio Conte’s side have reportedly agreed an initial £25million fee with Brighton, with the deal set to rise to over £30m in add-ons, and a five-year deal on the table for the Mali international.

Brighton had been reluctant to let the 25-year-old go but, with just one year remaining on his contract and no hope of getting him to sign an extension, they have elected to cash in on him.

Bissouma underwent a medical at Tottenham’s training ground on Thursday and has now completed the final stages of his move to the club.

Bissouma joined the Seagulls from French side Lille in 2018 and has gone on to score six goals in 124 appearances.

Official announcement is expected by the end of the week, according to the Athletic.

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Inter chief optimistic over Lukaku, Dybala move as club plan “an atomic attack”

Inter Milan are reportedly planning to buy both Romelu Lukaku to link with Paulo Dybala and spearhead a devastating attack next season.

That’s according to Italian sports journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

He said: “Inter are working hard to close both operations and to deliver Simone Inzaghi an atomic attack.

“Let’s wait for the signatures, the details, the updates, let’s put the caution that is always needed, but this is the main road.”

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri are hopeful of securing the deals for both Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala.

The club’s CEO Alessandro Antonello said: “It is fundamental to combine competitiveness on the pitch and economic-financial sustainability. This is the work we are doing, all the choices the club will make on the market will always be inspired by these words.

“We want to be competitive on the pitch, but on the other hand we must also respect the stakes that UEFA is drawing on Financial Fair Play in this transitional period towards the new rules. Everything can be done, but with great consideration for economic and financial sustainability.”

On Lukaku, Antonello added: “Certainly there is the great desire of the player to return, the economic-financial feasibility must be verified and some technical problems must be solved.

“By June 30? We’ll try to do it in the correct timeframe.”

Nemanja Matic reveals why he reunited with Jose Mourinho at Roma

Nemanja Matic has had his say on Jose Mourinho, after joining up with his former Chelsea and Manchester United boss once again at Roma.

AS Roma signed Matić on a free transfer on one-year deal. He will wear the number 21 shirt.

He said: “I’ve already worked with him and we have a good connection. He is one of the reasons why I came here.

“It’s not only easy to work with him, it can be hard! But he’s a winner and he’s exactly what I want from my coach. Winning is all I want in my career.

“He transmits that energy to the players. I hope we can do big things together. The Giallorossi have a great base of supporters, are playing in a very attractive league, so for me the decision was not so hard.”

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Manchester United make offer for free agent Christian Eriksen

Manchester United have made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

The midfielder, 30, is available on a free transfer at the end of the month with his Brentford contract expiring.

Eriksen signed for the Bees in January and proved his fitness as well as his quality with one goal and four assists.

And now United are looking to take advantage of his contract situation by offering the Danish international a deal, report The Athletic.

But the Red Devils are not the only club interested in snatching Eriksen away from Brentford.

Tottenham are reportedly keen to lure Eriksen back to north London and can offer him the added incentive of Champions League football.