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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s newspaper

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Tottenham Hotspur are expected to agree the departure of their Italian manager Antonio Conte, 53, this week, with former player and English first-team coach Ryan Mason, 31, likely to take charge until the end of the season.  

The Tottenham players believe Conte will leave because his comments after the Southampton game have soured relations with some members of the squad.

Spurs want £100m up front for England striker Harry Kane if they consider selling the 29-year-old in the summer when he will have one year left on his contract.

Manchester City are growing confident they can land England’s Jude Bellingham, 19, in the summer, but Real Madrid remain in the race for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.

Liverpool are not willing to pay the fee demanded by Dortmund for Bellingham so will switch their attention to Wolves‘ Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, instead.

Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he doesn’t want to pay a “stupid price” for the club.

Arsenal are ready to offer Norway playmaker Martin Odegaard, 24, a new deal to keep him at the club until 2030.

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani will make a second bid for Manchester United on Wednesday after positive talks with the club last week.

Declan Rice is expected to leave West Ham this summer with Chelsea and Arsenal leading the chase for the 24-year-old England midfielder. 

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 25, in action for Brighton.

Newcastle United are targeting Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay this summer and the 26-year-old Scotland international is believed to be open to the move.

Juventus’ hopes of signing N’Golo Kante, 31, for free in the summer have been dashed, with the France midfielder set to agree a new two-year deal with Chelsea

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham have looked at Red Bull Salzburg striker Noah Okafor, with the 22-year-old Switzerland international’s contract ending in summer 2024.

Aston Villa’s World Cup-winning keeper Emiliano Martinez insists he is planning to stay at the club, despite huge interest in the 30-year-old Argentina international.

Chelsea are ready to sell Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, following a breakdown in contract renewal talks. 

Fulham’s former Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, 27, is attracting interest from Chelsea, who see the Brazilian as a potential replacement for 24-year-old Englishman Mason Mount – but they face competition from Atletico Madrid and Paris St-Germain.

Barcelona’s Spanish captain Sergio Busquets, 34, is considering offers from the Major Soccer League and Saudi Arabia, but will decide during the international break whether to reject them and agree a new deal to stay at the Nou Camp. 

Written by Ibrahim Oladamola

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