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Julian Nagelsmann to replace Conte, Tuchel eyes Chelsea players



Julian Nagelsmann has been linked to a host of clubs

Tottenham Hotspur have made 35-year-old German Julian Nagelsmann – sacked as Bayern Munich manager – the number one candidate to replace Italian Antonio Conte, 53, as their new boss. (Football Insider)

Spurs want to hold talks with Nagelsmann, having previously been informed the former RB Leipzig boss has a ‘soft spot’ for the Premier League club. (Mail)

However, Nagelsmann could be considered as the next Real Madrid manager, with 63-year-old Italian Carlo Ancelotti’s future uncertain. (Sport – in Spanish)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July, is open to a return to Spurs if Conte is sacked by the club. (Sun)


Spurs are willing to part ways with 36-year-old France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, the club’s captain, this summer. (Football Insider)

German Thomas Tuchel, 49, will target Chelsea’s English assistant coach Anthony Barry, 36, after being named as Nagelsmann’s replacement at Bayern. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Bayern moved quickly to appoint Tuchel due to fears that he may be approached by Real Madrid or Tottenham(Mirror)

Tuchel will also attempt to sign Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 28, from former club Chelsea. (Calciomercato, via Football.London)


Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in exploring a deal for Chelsea’s Kovacic. (90min)

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City’s Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, and those involved in negotiations over his future believe a move to Spain is likely. (Athletic – subscription required)

Arsenal will sell their record signing Nicolas Pepe, currently on loan at Nice, this summer but may have to pay the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international to leave. (Sun)

Newcastle United have held talks with the representatives of Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram as they prepare to rival Inter Milan for the 25-year-old’s signature. (90min)

West Ham’s Brazil international midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, will leave in the summer if the Hammers are relegated. (Football Insider)


PSV Eindhoven are open to selling Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, 25, with ArsenalChelseaLiverpool and Tottenham all showing an interest. (90min)

Barcelona are hopeful Uefa will not decide to ban the club from European competition amid an ongoing investigation into the club’s alleged bribing of Spanish referees. (Mail)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has provisionally agreed to host an all-star fundraising match at Stamford Bridge in August in partnership with the Football for Ukraine charity. (Evening Standard)

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