Barcelona interested in Tottenham duo, Guardiola knew big problem in Man City’s title defense and more

After securing the signing of Miralem Pjanic in a deal that involves Arthur moving to Italy, the Camp Nou giants have seemingly set their sights on the Spurs’ duo.

Barcelona have enquired Tottenham Hotspur about the availability of Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon, reports Evening Standard.

Both the players have failed to live up to the expectations during their brief careers at Spurs and have been linked with moves away from the North London outfit.

The cash-strapped La Liga giants are willing to offer them just that but only if Jose Mourinho’s side accept player-plus-cash offers for the duo.

However, in addition to Jose Mourinho personally blocking Barcelona’s attempts to sign Sessegnon, Spurs are at the time unwilling to discuss any move that would see club-record signing Ndombele leave the side after just one season in the Premier League.

Barcelona interested in Tottenham duo,
Jose Mourinho has repeatedly criticized the Frenchman's performances (Image Copyright: imago images David Klein / Sportimage)

Top News 2: Guardiola knew big problem in Man City’s title defense

Guardiola knew big problem in Man City’s title defense
The Spanaird has lost three away games on the spin for the first time in his managerial career (Image Copyright: imago images / PA Images xFrankxAugstein / NMCxPoolx)
After putting 99 points on the board to claim their 2nd Premier League title in as many years last year, Man City have failed to match the Liverpool juggernaut in the 2019/20 season.

Pep Guardiola has admitted he know the reason behind Manchester City’s failure to retain the Premier League title for the third season in a row.

The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager has lost nine league games this season, with his side losing their last three away league games on a trot.

City’s failure on the pitch has seen them fall behind leaders Liverpool who clinched the club’s maiden Premier League title with seven games still to play.

And Guardiola feels it is his side’s failure to remain consistent and convert their game play and the way they play into results that has cost them the Premier League title. He also stated that he knew his side had that problem when they drew the 2nd game of season with Tottenham despite managing 20 shots during the 90 minutes.


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Top News 3: Barcelona cleared in fraud case

Barcelona cleared in fraud case
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The Catalan giants were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport by Brazilian outfit Santos over a deal involving the signing of Neymar.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared FC Barcelona of committing fraud in the deal that brought former striker Neymar to the Camp Nou, a statement on the club’s official website read.

Neymar joined the Catalan giants in a deal that involved Barca paying €17m to his former side Santos, though it later emerged that the club had struck a separate deal with the player’s father and his private company that led to them paying a total of €83m for the Brazilian.

Santos appealed in the court that Barca owed them over €61m in compensation but the court has ended up ruling in favor of the La Liga outfit. CAS’s ruling states that the club didn’t act illegally by paying additional amounts to the player’s company and his father.

The Brazilian forward spent four years at the Camp Nou before signing for French champions PSG in a record-breaking €222m deal. His stay in Spain saw the striker scoring 105 goals for the club, with Barca winning two league titles and a Champions League trophy during that period.

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