10.30am Tottenham news LIVE: Cantwell top transfer target, Dier could face Burnley, Pochettino eyed by Real Madrid – The Sun

ERIC DIER is in the right frame of mind to face Burnley despite jumping in the stands to confront a fan on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho has said.

Tottenham were dumped out of the FA Cup by Norwich and Mourinho was reportedly so impressed with Canaries midfielder Todd Cantwell that he is desperate to sign him in summer.

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  • SPURS wonderkid Japhet Tanganga has revealed he grew up supporting Manchester United as a kid.

    The 20-year-old defender was handed a debut against Liverpool in January, and drew comparisons to Red Devils legend Paul McGrath.

    And that's a fitting comparison for the Hackney-bred lad, who grew up supporting the Reds – and not Tottenham.

    “I actually didn’t grow up supporting Tottenham when I was a little boy,” he told TalkSport.

    “I grew up with my dad watching Man United and I always used to see them on the TV when I was young.

    “But once I signed and was around here every day, I just grew to love Tottenham. I loved watching them play, going to games and seeing them, so they became my favourite team.

    “I wasn’t really a Tottenham fan before, but now I am.”

  • FREE TO AIR

    Sky and BT could be asked to show football matches for FREE if the Premier League bans fans from going to games due to coronavirus.

    The Times claims broadcasters will be urged to continue screening events even if they are played in empty stadiums so supporters who had intended to go will still be able to watch.

    The report adds that the subscription TV channels attending a meeting with football, tennis, cricket and rugby officials on Monday believe there could be a request to make matches free-to-air.

    Yet if such a ban on large gatherings is implemented, it could have the reverse effect with sports fans still watching games together in venues such as pubs.

    Elsewhere in the emergency conference, the Premier League have drawn up contingency plans on if and when the coronavirus continues to spread.

    There have been 164 cases of the deadly bug in the UK and over 100,000 around the world.

  • TANGO CAN DANCE

    Tanguy Ndombele is fit to play against Burnley, according to Jose Mourinho.

    The Portuguese said: “Tanguy played 30 plus 10 or 12, something like that.

    “No problems physically so I think they both can play this game again.”

  • CANT BELIEVE IT

    Tottenham have ramped up their efforts to sign Todd Cantwell after the Norwich star helped KO their FA Cup dream, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances this season and has already been eyed by the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.

    According to Football Insider, Spurs have been tracking the midfielder for months with Jose Mourinho ramping up his efforts to sign the star.

    Spurs have a track record of signing young players, most recently with the signings of Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke.

    And they would be able to offer England Under-21 international Cantwell more game time than runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.

  • MORNING, SPURS FANS

    Tottenham will be hoping to redeem their reputation when they take on Burnley today.

    Jose Mourinho’s men enter the clash following their disastrous defeat to Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup.

    Spurs are without a win since their victory over Aston Villa on 16 February, but today’s a new day.

    The club have confirmed that Eric Dier will not be internally disciplined for climbing into the stands and confronting a fan on Wednesday.

    And Mourinho WILL throw the controversial star straight back into action today.

    Dier accepts the fact he could be punished for jumping into the crowd – but insists he feared for his brother’s safety.

    A source told the Daily Mirror: “He accepts he is going to get punished.”

    In other news, Real Madrid are keeping an eye on former boss Mauricio Pochettino with Zinedine Zidane under pressure in Spain.

    Zidane’s side have already been dumped out of the Copa del Rey but are top of La Liga, one point ahead of Barca.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, the club are closely monitoring Pochettino’s situation.

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