Barcelona and Paris St-Germain are among the clubs hoping to sign Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema this summer, but the Holland star has not yet ruled out staying in north London beyond the end of her existing contract.
Antonio Conte has warned that it could take years for Tottenham to return to the Champions League. Spurs are five points from fourth place with two games in hand after Conte became their first manager to go unbeaten in his opening seven league games, raising hopes that he could quickly return them to the Champions League after a two-year absence. "Honestly, I have been in football for many years, enough to tell you that qualifying for the Champions League takes years, not just two or three months or one transfer market," Conte said ahead of the New Year's Day visit to Watford.
From a bitterly cold morning in January to a barmy night in Porto – even the most optimistic of Chelsea fans could not have imagined the season would end in this fashion. Not when Frank Lampard was so ruthlessly shown the door at Stamford Bridge at the start of the year. Chelsea supporters were still onboard with the legendary midfielder’s cultural reset – even if the season had begun to unravel.