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Mourinho Fires Warning Shot At Chelsea As Tottenham’s Winning Run Continues

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Jose Mourinho wants his Tottenham side to stay in touch with Chelsea before their blockbusting Premier League match later this month.

Spurs were 12 points behind Mourinho’s former club and looking out of Champions League contention when he took the job 10 days ago, but back-to-back Premier League wins and successive losses for Chelsea have seen that gap cut to six.

Chelsea visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 22 for what is sure to be an intriguing clash and Mourinho wants his side to still be within touching distance.

Spurs face Manchester United away, Burnley at home and Wolves away before then, while Chelsea host Aston Villa and Bournemouth, with a trip to Everton in between.

“We play Chelsea at the end of December, if the game was tomorrow, we would play them with six points difference, it would be a fantastic situation to play them,” Mourinho said after his side beat Bournemouth 3-2 on Saturday.

“But we play them in the end of December. We have to keep close, as close as possible. But we have a lot to work and a lot to improve.”

Spurs are at least back in the race for another top-four finish, something that looked dead until Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino.

The Portuguese has reignited Spurs and has taken them from 14th up to fifth, ahead of Sunday’s games, and hopes the forthcoming hectic schedule can see them continue their march up the table.

“When I arrived we were 12 points behind the last Champions League position and I didn’t want to think about it, I just wanted to play matches,” he said.

“I think we were eight or nine from a Europa League position and I said if we thought about it too much we would be depressed because we want to play European football next season.

“So, don’t get depressed, play game after game and see what is going to happen.

“Now the distance is smaller, we won two matches, we are going into a period with lots of matches, the Christmas period is match, match, match, match.

“So you have the chance of both. You have the chance to break down, we have the chance to put pressure on the opponent.”

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  1. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Mourinho may have the day because Chelsea is still struggling

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BREAKING: Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win FA Cup

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Arsenal are winners of the 2020 English FA Cup, after beating Chelsea 2-1 at the Wembley Stadium.

Christian Pulisic scored in 14 minutes with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to give Arsenal their second FA Cup victory over the Blues in three years

Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic got sent off in the 73rd minute of the match

This win guarantees Arsenal’s place in next season’s Europa League.

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Lionel Messi ‘To Be Offered 4-Year Deal Worth A Staggering £235m’ By Inter Milan As Barcelona Deal Comes To An End

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Inter Milan are reportedly set to offer Lionel Messi the most audacious deal in the history of football as his Barcelona deal comes to an end.

According to La Gazetta Dello Sport, the Argentine playmaker, 33, has not signed a new deal at Barcelona and is able to walk away for free next summer, and Inter are ready to come in with an astonishingly lucrative deal.

The Italian outlet claimed Inter will offer Messi an incredible deal with a collective salary of £235million over a four-year contract that would see him earn £60m per year to continue playing through to the age of 38.

If the deal goes through, Lionel Messi will link up with his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A, who is with Juventus and will overtake the Portuguese star as the league’s top earner.

Cristiano Ronaldo was making £27.3m per year at Juve, before accepting pay cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Victor Osimhen Becomes Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player After Signing A €50m Deal To Join Napoli From Lille

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Victor Osimhen has officially become Nigeria’s most expensive player after completing a big-money move from Lille to Napoli.

The Nigerian international striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the French club in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a five-year deal worth €50 million (£45m/$59m).

The Serie A side announced the signing in a statement via its website and Twitter page on Friday, saying: ‘SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a permanent transfer.’

The big-money move also makes Osimhen the most expensive signing in Napoli’s history, a record that was set last summer by Hirving Lozano when he signed from PSV Eindhoven for €38m plus bonuses.

He is also expected to be handed the No.9 jersey and will be presented to the media in Naples after his summer vacation.

A delighted Osimhen wrote on Twitter: ‘Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey,thank you for the warm welcome.’

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