Tottenham Hotspur record scorer Harry Kane could return to the club thanks to a clause in his contract at Bayern Munich.

The England captain left North London after 19 years in the summer to complete a move to Bavaria and win trophies – and he’s been a big hit. With 21 goals in his first 16 appearances, Kane is thriving under Thomas Tuchel. Tottenham have themselves been performing well this season, leading the Premier League until fairly recently, with Ange Postecoglou rebuilding the side without a No.9 like Kane in the side. 

But despite each party being in excellent form this season, an inevitable second coming back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has always been suggested, with Kane himself teasing, “This isn’t goodbye because you never know how things pan out in the future” in his farewell video to Spurs fans. 

Ange Postecoglou, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on November 11, 2023 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas - WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Ange Postecoglou has reshaped Tottenham without Kane (Image credit: Getty Images)

“There is, as I’ve previously mentioned, a ‘matching right’, which allows Tottenham the right of first refusal should Kane move away from [Bayern] Munich at some point in the future,” Christian Falk of BILD has told CaughtOffside, “However, I don’t think there’s a chance at the moment of an early exit.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to add greater squad depth to his side in January, and one exciting talent has caught the eye at the Emirates. 

After losing 3-1 to West Ham United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, Arteta has realised that his squad isn’t strong enough to compete in all competitions, with a makeshift Arsenal side comfortably dispatched at the London Stadium. 

Injuries to Jurrien Timber, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Jesus have affected matters on the pitch, but the Gunners are intent on future issues limiting the progress of the side in both the Premier League and Champions League. 

Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, applauds fans following their sides defeat in the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on November 01, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal fell 3-1 to West Ham in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty Images)

With that in mind, Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha is reporting that Arsenal are tracking Sporting Lisbon‘s Geny Catamo, who has a reported £52m release clause. 

Catamo has featured in all of Sporting’s games this season, impressing at both right wing-back and left wing-back. The Portuguese side currently implement a 3-4-2-1 formation, meaning the 22-year-old is tasked with operating up and down the flanks. He has assisted two goals and scored twice himself in 13 appearances this term, catching the eye of the Arsenal scouting team. 

Arsenal target Geny Catamo of Sporting CP controls the ball during the Liga Portugal Betclic match between Sporting CP and FC Arouca at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 8, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Arsenal are keen on Catamo (Image credit: Getty Images)

 The Mozambique international is a versatile footballer who is also capable of playing full-back and as an out-and-out winger, which would certainly provide Mikel Arteta with options moving forwards.

Liverpool already have arguably the strongest attacking options in the Premier League, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to add to them in January.

With Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota all among the options at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, it’s fair to say there’s no shortage of quality among their frontline.

Nonetheless, Liverpool aren’t content with settling for what they have – and could be about to match the release clause of one of Europe’s most exciting talents.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring against Everton in the Premier League in October 2023.

Salah could soon face more competition in the forward areas at Liverpool (Image credit: Getty Images)

According to 90min, Liverpool are keen on signing Athletic Bilbao star Nico Williams in January, who reportedly has a £44m release clause in his current deal.

Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso is free to return to Anfield next summer and manage the club.

The Basque boss is currently at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, where he has transformed fortunes. Leverkusen are top of the table heading into Julian Nagelsmann’s first international break as Germany boss – and Alonso has won plaudits for his high-energy and intelligent style of play.

Reds fans are already impressed enough to want the 2005 Champions League winner to take over from Jurgen Klopp one day – and their dream may well come to fruition.

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a press conference at Anfield on October 04, 2023 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League (Image credit: Getty Images)

SportBILD claims that Alonso is contracted at Leverkusen until 2026, he has a clause in place which will allow him to jump ship to any of his three major European clubs.

Rep. Adam Schiff said that the disqualification clause in the 14th Amendment fits Donald Trump to a T.

Schiff said on Inside With Jen Paski:

I think it is a valid argument. You know, the 14th Amendment, section three, is pretty clear. If you engage in acts of insurrection or rebellion against the government, or if you give comfort to those who do, you are disqualified from running. It does not require that you be convicted of insurrection, it just requires that you have engaged in these acts and disqualification from holding office again. It fits Donald Trump to a T.

I think this will be tested when a secretary of state refuses to put him on the ballot or puts him on the ballot and is challenged by a litigant. I would imagine it would go up to the Supreme Court, and that is the big question mark for all of this, it is what will the Supreme Court do? There are prominent constitutional scholars, as well as prominent progressive scholars who believe that he should be disqualified. But, will the court take that step ultimately only time will tell, but I do think it is a very legitimate issue by the clear terms of the 14th Amendment he should be disqualified from holding office.


I am not convinced that a secretary of state will refuse to put Trump on the ballot, but there are already wheels being put into motion by litigants trying to get Trump thrown off of the ballot. The big question is will the courts rule that voters have the standing to challenge Trump’s ballot access, or will the challenge have to come from a fellow candidate? I don’t any Republican presidential candidates have the guts to try to disqualify Trump.

There is a growing consensus that Trump should be disqualified from the ballot, but it is one thing for a law to exist. It is a whole different matter to have to try to enforce it.


Manchester City face the possibility of losing star striker Erling Haaland in just a year’s time, with details of the release clause in his contract now revealed.

Since joining Manchester City for £51.2m from Borussia Dortmund last summer, Erling Haaland has proved imperious in all competitions as Pep Guardiola’s side stormed to the treble.

The big Norwegian bagged a staggering 52 goals in 53 appearances, breaking record after record in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. However, Manchester City face losing him in the summer of 2024. 

Erling Haaland of Manchester City dives to head the ball during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on August 27, 2023 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Haaland has already managed three goals in three games in the Premier League (Image credit: Getty Images)

According to Spanish outlet El Debate, Haaland’s release clause is just £150m, meaning any deal to sign the most prolific striker in the world won’t even break a transfer record. 


Chelsea have reportedly activated the £35million release clause in the contract of Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.


The France under-21 international, 21, is expected to become the latest summer arrival at Stamford Bridge, The Athletic reported.


Mail Sport’s Transfer Confidential column revealed on Monday that Chelsea had stepped up their pursuit of Olise.


He was formerly an academy player at Chelsea between 2009 and 2016.


Olise is currently recovering from a torn hamstring suffered while playing for France at the Under-21 European Championship earlier this summer, which will keep him sidelined until the end of September.


He would be the latest incoming at the West London club as American owner Todd Boehly once again splashes the cash.


They have just concluded a British record £115m deal to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton and are chasing the £50m Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.


If they complete a deal for Lavia, Chelsea’s summer spending would be pushing the £400m mark after they also signed Christopher Nkunku, Axel Disasi, Nicolas Jackson, Robert Sanchez, Lesley Ugochukwu and Angelo Gabriel.


Olise’s purchase would also push the total amount spent since Boehly took over close to the £1billion mark. 

Chelsea and Manchester City have both been handed a boost in their pursuit for one target this transfer window, after it was revealed they have a 

Chelsea are currently in the process of rebuilding their squad under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, with a number of high-profile stars departing Stamford Bridge to make room for new signings. 

Manchester United have been given fresh hope in the ongoing saga over Victor Osimhen of Napoli.

The Nigerian is coming off the season of his life, having netted 26 times in 32 games as I Partenopei clinched their first Scudetto in three decades. Osimhen has been linked with a plethora of European giants since but seems to have been priced out of leaving by club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. 

In February, journalist Ciro Venerato claimed on Rai 2 show La Domenica Sportiva that the Napoli star is worth around £140 million to Napoli – but new developments could see Erik ten Hag get his man.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag during the Pre-Season Friendly fixture between Manchester United and Leeds United at Ullevaal Stadion on July 12, 2023 in Oslo, Norway.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is a noted admirer of Victor Osimhen (Image credit: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Sky Italia are reporting that contract talks are taking place between Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, and De Laurentiis – but there is some difference in opinion over the release clause inserted into the new deal.

Danny Ainge is up to his old ways at his new job. Now president of basketball operations for the Utah Jazz, Ainge just completed his first full year in charge and it has been a success by most measures. He got comically large hauls of draft picks and young players for Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. Lauri Markkanen, included in the latter deal, put forth a shocking All-Star season by averaging north of 25 points per game and established his place as a long-term foundational piece. He was, unfortunately, so good that the Jazz ended up with the ninth pick in the 2023 NBA Draft but that was the only downside of an otherwise stellar start to the rebuild.

Utah hasn’t been super active in free agency this summer, though. They traded for John Collins because the Atlanta Hawks were willing to give him away for a bag of chips. Otherwise, the Jazz have been silent. Until Saturday, when they extended a contract offer to Philadelphia 76ers restricted free agent Paul Reed. This would normally not be super out of the ordinary. Reed is a good player who will never get a chance to play big minutes while Joel Embiid is on the roster, and that combined with his restricted free agent status makes him a perfect target for a rebuilding team with cap space to burn like Utah.

However, the structure of the contract that Ainge put together makes it clear that the offer was created to screw Philly. The Jazz offered Paul a three-year deal worth $23 million. However, the final two years of the contract are only guaranteed if his team reaches the second round of the playoffs next season. You know, the round the Sixers have made it to but not been able to get past in four of the last five seasons.

It’s pretty funny but wouldn’t do anything unless there were a more tangible consequence. And there is, reader. There is. Per Woj’s ESPN article on the offer:

If the 76ers match the offer sheet, they would exceed the $165 million luxury tax threshold and incur an additional $14 million in luxury tax penalties. Reed would have veto power on trades for a year if he remains in Philadelphia.

Ainge really sticking it to ’em! Not only would matching this offer effectively cost them $29 million between Reed’s first-year salary and the luxury tax penalty, they also have to give Reed a no-trade clause for the next year. Daryl Morey would be unable to flip Reed at the deadline if they need help elsewhere on the roster and being over the luxury tax line before trading James Harden makes things even more complicated.

Tremendous work by Utah, really. The Sixers could simply not match, which leaves them with a hole behind Embiid on the depth chart, and the Jazz could easily get out of Reed’s contract this time next year. They are almost certain not to reach the second round of the postseason, which means Reed’s salary the final two years of the deal wouldn’t be guaranteed and they can move on with no consequence. Or they can re-up with Reed if he’s good.

It is a perfect deal for the Jazz and the worst possible deal someone could’ve offered Reed in the Sixers’ eyes. Ainge isn’t in their division anymore but he has not forgotten the many years of history they share, it seems.

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