Gossip: Spurs eye Leeds man, Man United move for Sarr

Leeds Patrick Bamford

Spurs have their eye on Patrick Bamford while Manchester United and Chelsea both want a Sarr. No, not that Sarr.


It seems unbelievable that Leeds striker Patrick Bamford is entering the final year of his contract; it’s little wonder that the Yorkshire club is so keen to tie him down to a new deal. Casting admiring glances in his direction are Tottenham, who have him on a list alongside Dušan Vlahović as they look for striker options to play alongside/replace Harry Kane.

Bamford was the second-highest scoring Englishman last season with 17 goals so has understandably come to the attention of new sporting director Fabio Paratici. We learned on Sunday that Kane is very likely to be at Spurs for one more season at least, while we also learned on Sunday that Spurs can beat reigning champions Manchester City without a striker.


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As well as battling for the Premier League title this season, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all reportedly interested in Metz midfielder Pape Sarr, according to Football Insider. At just 18, he is already a regular in the centre of midfield for the French club as well as a full Senegal international.

Sarr is valued at around £28m, which would give Metz some much-needed financial security. The deal could be particularly tempting as all those clubs would probably agree to Sarr staying in France on loan for a season.


Divock Origi sat on the bench for 90 minutes as Liverpool beat Norwich 3-0 on Saturday night but he could actually play some Premier League football this season if Wolves, Crystal Palace or West Ham get their way. Presumably he would opt for the latter and Europa League football if given the choice.

Elsewhere, we learn that Palace are interested in Watford’s Will Hughes, with Patrick Vieira confirming after the heavy defeat to Chelsea that he desperately needs new recruits.


Something has gone curiously awry in Burnley (and we don’t mean throwing away a lead at home to Brighton) as the Clarets have reportedly made a move for a player who is neither British nor Irish or been in England long enough that they are assimilated. The Sun claim that they have moved for Maxwell Cornet and offered Lyon £12m plus add-ons for the Ivorian who can play at left-back or on the wing.

‘Cornet is being linked with bigger clubs but French insiders reveal the Burnley bid is the best,’ though it still falls short of Lyon’s £15m valuation. Perhaps he is made for Burnley because he greeted this news by getting sent off 65 minutes into a 3-0 defeat at Angers on Sunday.