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Conte suggested dropping Djed Spence's interest and switching to Dortmund instead

Antonio Conte is close to landing his new left-back but is still chasing a new player for the right side of his Tottenham defence (Author: Gardener)

ConteTottenham have been advised to abandon the planned move of Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence in favor of a swoop for Borussia Dortmund star Thomas Meunier. However, having secured promotion to the Premier League on loan at Nottingham Forest, the 21-year-old is now being advised to make a permanent move to the City Ground. He believes Conte should instead go after a more experienced player like Meunier, not Spence. Thomlinson told Football Daily's Sunday Vibes: "We've seen him everywhere he's gone, Conte - he's signing players over 26 who have proven themselves at European level and in the elite league. I would be incredibly surprised if a player like Djed Spence arrived at Tottenham. "I think someone like Thomas Meunier is a more likely option, to be honest, than Djed Spence. "I think he would rather open the doors for 29/30 year old full-backs and full-backs who have been at the highest level and have done it consistently." Conte has shown confidence in youngster Ryan Sessegnon in the closing stages of the season. However, with Perisic seemingly being tricked into covering left-back, Conte decides he wants a more youthful option on the right. That would open the door to Spence or any other connected player in Max Aarons. Sessegnon could even go that side if Emerson Royal or Matt Doherty are shown the door. Meunier remains a good player, scoring two goals and providing five assists for Dortmund last season. Perisic, despite being 33, still has that Meunier isn't fast in any way. With that in mind, a Spence or Aarons move still seems more likely than Meunier. The article Tottenham Transfer Latest: Conte Tipped to Drop Djed Spence Interest and Move for Dortmund Man first appeared on Teamtalk.com.

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10 Rare Photos Of Cat Deeley's Adorable Sons With Husband Patrick Kielty

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty's children: 10 rare photos of their sons, from newborns to fun at home to birthday parties (Author: Gardener)

Patrick KieltyTV presenter Cat Deeley is a mother to two boys, Milo, six, and James, four, with her nine-year-old husband, comedian Patrick Kielty. MORE: Cat Deeley stuns fans with new post after confirming she's returned to LA. The So You Think You Can Dance star is notoriously private when it comes to showing her sons' faces on her social media, but Cat shares some snaps of her kids from time to time - and fans love a glimpse of her get privacy. WATCH: Cat Deeley has a fun day with her sons Cat and Patrick first met when they presented together in 2002, became friends and later married in Rome in 2012. Check out 10 rare photos of Cat and Patrick's family below... It was a celebration time in January for Cats and Patrick's oldest son, Milo, who turned six and was having some family fun with colorful balloons at home. Oh, this throwback photo of Milo as a baby was just the cutest. Cat shared the precious snap - taken just after giving birth - with her Instagram fans, telling her son, "Happy birthday... one of my little loves." Former host Cat gave her two boys the most incredible outing last year gift in London: afternoon tea at The Goring Hotel and meeting an adorable Shetland pony. Sharing the cutest picture of one of her sons with the family dog, Cat wrote: "This little lady has been my accomplice #lilly #internationaldogday for 12 years and loves my boys as much as I do... Only occasionally takes herself off at 'quiet time'. "Mischief Makers," Cat wrote alongside this photo of her kids playing ball in a box. This really looks like the best hug in the world. The star mum shared the snap of herself hugging her son, and told fans: "Hold on to your hats! It was a relaxing day at the beach for Cat and her family in this beautiful picture. Cat gave her followers a rare glimpse of breakfast time around Dad Patrick helping his son in this adorable picture, climbing a tree, with Cat captioning it: "Squirrel hunting #sundayfunday #sunday #sundayvibes." Little baby Milo is pictured in this commemorative photo! Cat wrote: "The excitement is here at the keel ty household peaked!!! Like this story? Family Hub newsletter to get more stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

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Man Utd stars get power to replace Harry Maguire

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is under pressure to strip Harry Maguire of the armband and the players have reportedly announced their preferred candidate for the role (Author: Gardener)

Harry MaguireManchester United boss Erik ten Hag is under pressure to take the armband from Harry Maguire and the players have reportedly announced their preferred candidate for the role Harry Maguire could lose to David de Gea as Manchester United captain this summer . David de Gea is reportedly set to become the next Manchester United captain and has the support of the dressing room. New manager Erik ten Hag is under pressure to take the armband from current skipper Harry Maguire after a poor season. Finishing sixth in the Premier League, the Red Devils failed to fight for silverware, with Maguire's own performances often criticized. Ten Hag refused to confirm if Maguire would retain the captaincy during his unveiling and it is claimed most players want Spain international De Gea to take the armband ahead of England defender and veteran striker Cristiano Ronaldo. According to The Sun, Ten Hag is happy to give the armband to the most popular contestant in the dressing room. The 29-year-old was surprisingly named United captain in January 2020, just six months after joining from Leicester for £80million. Maguire impressed in his first two seasons at the club - making 107 appearances in all competitions - but has not repeated that form since England lost in the Euro 2020 final. He has missed eight Premier League games this season through injury and form. David de Gea has just completed his 11th season at Manchester United. Who should be captain of Manchester United next season? After briefly losing his starting spot to Dean Henderson in 2020-21, the Spaniard played every single Premier League game in 2021-22. He has been one of the few positives for United this season, winning the Players' Player of the Year award at the club. De Gea was also named Premier League Player of the Month in January, although he has yet to regain his starting spot at international level. De Gea has just completed his 11th season at Old Trafford, having joined from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011. He will make his 500th appearance for United next season and has won four major awards including the 2012-13 Premier League. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has a good track record with the armband, guiding Portugal to success at Euro 2016 and the Nations League three years later - the country's only major honors. After a first 18 months at Old Trafford in which he scored 40 goals, he is expected to be the club's talisman for years to come, despite only scoring 10 this season. The last candidate among the current squad members is Scott McTominay.

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Former Duke star Leona Maguire in the top 10 ahead of the US Women's Open finals

Leona Maguire has loved North Carolina since she first visited as an 11-year-old from Ireland. The former Duke golfer is making more memories this week. (Author: Gardener)

Leona MaguireKang, 29, who is number 12 in the world, said she found out about the diagnosis "a few weeks ago" and underwent several tests, but it was not yet clear whether the tumor was malignant or benign. "I've been through a lot of procedures so far, and with the process of elimination, we're narrowing it down," Kang said.

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Man United shredded by Kieran Maguire after Ronaldo details emerge

Football Insider has been told by Kieran Maguire that Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo has every right to be furious at the Carrington facilities. (Author: Gardener)

Kieran MaguireCristiano Ronaldo is right - the Glazers have been skimping on infrastructure spending at Man United for too long. That's the view of financial guru Kieran Maguire, who spoke exclusively to Football Insider about the Portuguese striker's complaints about facilities at Carrington. According to The Mirror last Saturday (May 28), Ronaldo, 37, has forced United to build two new swimming pools at the training complex. The plunge pool and swimming pool are understood not to have been refurbished since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he considered them a health hazard. United announced last September that they would soon modernize Carrington, which is no longer considered a world-class facility. And Maguire insists Ronaldo's concerns about the lack of investment in infrastructure are entirely justified. “There are water problems at Old Trafford because the roof is leaking. “And now they have water problems here with outdated swimming pools. I think it's an indication of the uneasiness that has set in about infrastructure at United.” United have set the stage for a transformation of Old Trafford, although it's unclear exactly what form that will take.

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Nofoaluma calls for Tigers to return after they resign

'No reserve': Nofoaluma stakes call for Tigers to return after stepping down (Author: Gardener)

TigersTigers winger David Nofoaluma has claimed he is "not a reserve player" after being dropped by Michael Maguire. The 28-year-old has not played in first grade since May 1 due to a battle with concussion symptoms after multiple headbutts. Nofoaluma qualified for first grade last week, but older players have expressed their wish for the 171-game veteran to be put on hold while he recovers from drinking. Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership season live and ad-free during gameplay on Kayo. New to Kayo? Test now for 14 days free of charge. "It was in-house," Nofoaluma told The Daily Telegraph. I'm back now and want to enjoy my foot. I wouldn't say (I need to win players back) confidence.” Nofoaluma started for the Magpies at the Redfern Oval on Saturday, playing 80 minutes in his side's 36-32 loss to the Rabbitohs. Now the winger is eyeing an NRL return but admitted he has been struggling after suffering a blow to the head in three straight weeks. BIG ACHIEVEMENTS: Schuster shines in DCE's absence, Johnson doesn't show up for the Warriors. 'DO WE WANT TO BE HERE?': Walsh tells the Warriors to 'look in the mirror'. Despite the Warriors' worries "After the third week, the club doctor said it was time to take some time off the footy and recover from contact sports," Nofoaluma said. The medical staff sorted them out in repetitive weeks and took care of me. “I took that on and took some time off from football. Get the latest NRL news, highlights and analysis straight to your inbox with Fox Sports Sportmail. Michael Maguire opted for young wild Asu Kepaoa on the wing in round 12 against the Rabbitohs, scoring a four-pointer just five minutes into the game. It remains to be seen whether Nofoaluma can find his way back into the struggling Tigers team but the merger club could benefit from his experience and goal-scoring ability. "I'm always ready to play in the first grade. I'm not a reserve player if you ask me, but due to the circumstances, what happened happened. I'm just happy to be playing football again," Nofoaluma said.

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"After losing my sight 21 years ago, I almost gave up - golf was my salvation," says world champion Eddie Maguire (78).

One of Ireland's leading visually impaired golfers - and Chairman of Irish Blind Golf - is calling on everyone with an interest in the sport "that literally saved my life" to join the community. (Author: Gardener)

21 years agoIrish Blind Golf Society President Eddie Maguire plays the sport in Open tournaments across Europe. Irish Blind Golf Society President Eddie Maguire plays the sport in Open tournaments across Europe. One of Ireland's leading visually impaired golfers - and Chairman of Irish Blind Golf - is calling on everyone with an interest in the sport "that literally saved my life" to join the community. Eddie Maguire, who lives just outside Navan in Co Meath, won silver two weeks ago when he finished second in the Spanish Blind Golf Open at Madrid's Centro Nacional de Golf. In a few weeks, the 78-year-old will defend his title at the ISPS Handa British Blind Golf Open. The former Mayo and Meath footballer lost his sight in a freak accident just over two decades ago while working as a secondary school teacher in Drogheda, Co Louth. He was hit in the head by a steel door when a gust of wind picked up, detaching the retinas behind both his eyes and leaving him almost completely blind when he woke up in hospital a few days later. After some medical regeneration, he now has about 6 percent vision. Eddie was 57 at the time of the accident and was an "extremely fit and active" man with a long athletic career in soccer and track and field. I was completely devastated for a few years. I couldn't go back to teaching what I loved and I felt very sorry for the situation I suddenly found myself in," he explained. I knew I had to either get up and face life and try to live it again, or give up. I realized that this didn't have to rule my life. I decided to move on and see what life had to offer.” With the help of his wife Joan and children, Eddie began to rebuild his life as a visually impaired member of society. In his youth, while living in the USA, he was interested in golf, but has not played for years. After his accident, Eddie found himself at South Meath Golf Club in Trim. With support, he rediscovered his love for the game. But I had a love and passion for it that I rediscovered.” News of Eddie's exploits on the golf course soon reached Irish Blind Golf. “Apart from my family, golf has been my salvation. My message to everyone, visually impaired and non-visually impaired, is that there is always a way out of life's greatest difficulties. Eddie has played Irish blind golf around the world including much of Europe and Tokyo in Japan. Visually impaired golfers play with a guide who will position them and help them determine the length of each hole while informing them of any hazards on the course. “My guide points me in the right direction with a white stick and gives advice on yards to each hole and importantly on hazards like water and bunkers. The former inter-county footballer said he would encourage all visually impaired people interested in golf to contact the association www.irishblindgolf.eu. “We're a community that supports each other, enjoys life and tries to play a little golf. We'd love to reach some new members. In many ways, golf saved my life. I just want it to help other people in my situation.”

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Elton John walks hands with son after wheelchair pics worry fans

Elton John is still standing as he was pictured walking unaided, days after he was spotted in a wheelchair after hip surgery last year. (Author: Gardener)

Elton JohnElton John is still standing when he walked unaided after hip surgery last year. The 75-year-old icon worried fans this week when he was pictured in a wheelchair, sparking some speculation about his health. He explained: "It was an extremely long walk to get to the plane, so my team kindly laid themselves down on a wheelchair so I could rest my hip after the show. While fans' concerns may have been allayed by Sir Elton himself, who confirmed he is in good health, new photos showing the singer walking unaided are an added reassurance. The star, who was visiting Cannes with his family, was spotted holding hands with his young son. He shares Zachary, 11, and nine-year-old Elijah with husband David Furnish, and the family enjoyed a break from touring as they explored sun-drenched Cannes. In the photos, Sir Elton and his son are dressed for the good weather, both wearing shorts and sunglasses, the singer in matching navy blue shorts and an anchor print shirt. The star was later seen helping into his yacht's dinghy after enjoying a lunch with longtime friend Bob Manoukian. But while he needed an extra hand to climb aboard, the Rocketman star looked in good health as he enjoyed quality time with his family. Sir Elton underwent hip surgery last year which resulted in his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour being postponed, but later insisted he would "barely leave" and return to the stage. On Saturday, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee, the star appeared at a taped performance that included a grand concert outside Buckingham Palace. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour finally concludes on July 8th in Stockholm, Sweden, after which Sir Elton will retire from live performances. MORE : Sir Elton John insists he is 'in excellent health' after being pictured in a wheelchair ahead of Queen's Platinum Jubilee performance MORE : Sir Elton John arrives at airport in a wheelchair ahead of jubilee performance and busy summer shows

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Elton John walks hands with son after wheelchair pics worry fans

The icon enjoyed a trip to Cannes with his family. (Author: Gardener)

Elton JohnSir Elton John was walking unaided after assuring fans he was in "perfect health" when pictures of him in a wheelchair surfaced (Image: Backgrid) The 75-year-old icon worried fans this week when he was pictured in a wheelchair, sparking some speculation about his health. He explained: "It was an extremely long walk to get to the plane, so my team kindly laid themselves down on a wheelchair so I could rest my hip after the show. While fans' concerns may have been allayed by Sir Elton himself, who confirmed he is in good health, new photos showing the singer walking unaided are an added reassurance. The star, who was visiting Cannes with his family, was spotted holding hands with his young son. Father and son walked hand in hand as they explored sun-kissed Cannes (Image: Backgrid) He shares Zachary, 11, and nine-year-old Elijah with husband David Furnish, and the family enjoyed a break from the tour as they explored sun-kissed Cannes. In the photos, Sir Elton and his son are dressed for the good weather, both wearing shorts and sunglasses, the singer in matching navy blue shorts and an anchor print shirt. The star was later seen helping into his yacht's dinghy after enjoying a lunch with longtime friend Bob Manoukian. But while he needed an extra hand to climb aboard, the Rocketman star looked in good health as he enjoyed quality time with his family. Sir Elton needed a hand to climb aboard a yacht but otherwise seemed in good spirits as he prepared for some big concerts in the UK (Image: Backgrid) but later insisted he was 'barely going' and would return to the stage. On Saturday, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee, the star appeared at a taped performance that included a grand concert outside Buckingham Palace. Later this summer, Sir Elton will return to the UK to headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park on June 24, with support from Rina Sawayama and Gabriels. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour finally concludes on July 8th in Stockholm, Sweden, after which Sir Elton will retire from live performances.

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Elton John's health update as he's in a wheelchair hours before the anniversary performance

Elton John, 75, revealed back in November that he was "in pain most of the time" after falling "awkwardly onto a hard surface" and injuring his hip last summer (Author: Gardener)

Elton John'sElton John looked frail as he arrived in a wheelchair at Leipzig Airport in Germany on Sunday after performing as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The 75-year-old singer revealed back in November that he was "in pain most of the time" after falling "awkwardly onto a hard surface" and injuring his hip last summer. Elton said he was unable to get in and out of a car or move sideways and was pictured being lifted into a wheelchair from his vehicle for his flight home to Nice last weekend. He said of his injury last year: "At the end of my summer break I fell clumsily onto a hard surface and have had significant pain and discomfort in my hip ever since. Elton John looked frail when he arrived at Leipzig Airport in Germany in a wheelchair The singer suffered from a painful hip injury after a bad fall last summer and it appears Elton is still suffering from mobility issues which prompted him to end his tour in the Postponing last October as he wasn't "100 per cent fit", he told Lorraine about not fully recovering late last year: "I wouldn't be 100 per cent fit - I wouldn't be 100 per cent confident because I am in pain most of the time. I don't know how long my hip would last after a year and a half of touring - probably not." Elton has been pictured in a wheelchair for the past few years. Elton said on Lorraine last year he's back in action, and in 2019 the music legend announced he was after confined to a wheelchair with an ankle sprain, and told fans at the time while visiting the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy: "Not even a sprained ankle could stop me from seeing one of the two most beautiful museums in the world." Elton has previously spoken about his hopes of slowing down to spend more time with his two sons, Elijah, 9, and Zachary, 11, and husband David Furnish. In 2018, Elton announced he was ready to say goodbye to touring as he'd had "fed" of it. The 75-year-old singer used a wheelchair when he sprained an ankle in 2019. Elton used a wheelchair for a day at Disneyland in 2015 with his sons and husband David Furnish, he said on This Morning, "I'm looking forward to saying goodbye. It's not a publicity stunt because I'm saying goodbye to touring, I've had enough." was also forced to cancel his show in Texas last January after testing positive for coronavirus.In 2017 the music legend had a horrifying encounter with death after contracting a "rare and potentially fatal" infection and on a Long-haul flight seriously ill - before heroic medics saved his life Two nights in intensive care and 12 days in hospital while battling the 'harmful he and "unusual" bacterial infection he contracted during his recent tour of South America. That same year, Elton was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Despite his health struggles, Elton shows no signs of slowing down over the next few months as not only will he be performing at Her Majesty's Jubilee but he will also continue touring in June.

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