Mourinho expects star to return for Palace clash; good news on Lo Celso

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects Serge Aurier to be fit for the game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The right-back missed Thursday’s win at Fulham as he was feeling soreness in his calf following a recent injury, but Mourinho thinks he will be okay on Sunday.

Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) is unlikely to be ready but could return in the Europa League next Thursday.

The Argentine has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury in the home loss to Leicester before Christmas.

Dele Alli and Gareth Bale are both expected to keep their places in the side after impressing in the first half at Fulham.

Serge Reguilon should also return at left-back after being rested at Craven Cottage.

Spurs will be looking to win their third successive league game in their bid to secure a top-four spot.

Centre-back target pens new Roma deal

Tottenham and Leicester remain keen on signing Roma defender Roger Ibanez this summer, despite the player penning a new deal in Italy.

The 22-year-old has almost doubled his previous salary at Atalanta after penning a contract until 2025.

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“This contract extension really means a lot to me. I’ve worked hard to try and show that I deserve to represent this club,” Ibanez told the official club website.

“I am aware that I need to keep on improving. But there is one thing I know for sure: I will give everything I have to Roma, for the foreseeable future.”

Various reports have suggested that the defender has had a release clause of €80m inserted in his new deal.

Roma are hoping that a fee that size will deter any potential suitors from making a future move.

But that has not stopped talk of a move to England. Read more…