Tottenham’s Nick Pope hopes fade with Burnley price hike, Euros coming home?

Odds of keeper signing drift with talk of £50m tag, while England talked up for Euros.

Nick Pope set to cost a pretty penny

Tottenham Hotspur may have to shell out close to £50million if they want to prise Nick Pope away from Burnley according to the Lancashire Live.

Spurs are looking for a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris and Pope has emerged as a target alongside Manchester United's Dean Henderson.

However, with Pope a 1/10 shot with SkyBet to make England's squad for this summer's Euros, Burnley are banking on their keeper's profile rising even higher, pushing his price past the £35million Spurs were thought willing to pay.

Skybet have Pope 9/2 to join Spurs in the summer.

Euros are coming home?

And, according to the BeIN Sports correspondent Tancredi Palmeri, those Euros could be played on home soil, with the pace of England's vaccine rollout putting them in a strong position should UEFA opt to go for a one country hosting format.

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A switch from the current 12-country plan would certainly favour England, with Gareth Southgate's side shortening to 5/1 favourites on the back of the speculation.

American dream could become a Champions League reality

In contrast, The Sun reports that UEFA are planning to take the Champions League away from Europe and host the final in New York to broaden the competition's appeal.

The new format would come as part of an expanded model for 2024 featuring 36 teams.

With 16 teams still remaining in this season's competition, some by the finest of threads, Manchester City are best-priced 9/4 favourites with Sporting Index. And, if you don't quite fancy Pep to break his Champions League duck with City, Bet365 are offering 5/4 that the winning team comes from England.

Manchester United not ruling out Paul Pogba extension

Manchester United remain positive Paul Pogba will not be leaving Old Trafford in the summer.

The Daily Express report that despite comments from his agent earlier in the season insisting his client wants out, the Red Devils have not ruled out getting the midfielder to commit to a new contract.

A switch to Paris Saint-Germain still seems his most likely destination, however, with a move there as short as 3/1 with SkyBet, who also have Real Madrid (7/1) and former club Juventus (7/1) in the running.

Paul Pogba may still stay at Manchester United past the summer
Paul Pogba may still stay at Manchester United past the summer

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