Bild: Tottenham prepare €10m bid for Hamburg striker Heung-Min Son

After predicting the Lewis Holtby transfer to Spurs long before any other publication in either Germany or England, Bild have once again brought a new name to link with the north London club late on Thursday night.

Bild suggest Spurs are chasing Hamburg’s South Korean striker Heung-Min Son who has been in fine form this campaign, scoring six goals in 16 appearances.

The German newspaper suggests the 20-year-old forward would provide competition up front and on the right wing for Aaron Lennon.

They quote former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, now a team mate of Heung-Min Son: “Spurs are always searching for the best young talent, that is why every year they are near the top.”

Finally, Bild suggest Spurs are preparing a 10 million euro bid for Heung-Min Son who is out of contract in 2014.

Earlier on Thursday, Andre Villas-Boas denied Tottenham would be bidding for Leandro Damiao and that it was “unlikely” any forwards would be bought in during the January transfer window.

Footage of Spurs target Heung-Min Son in action can be seen on the video below.

Pictures: David Luiz has cut his hair! [rumour]

Many Chelsea fans are in a frenzy this evening and it isn’t due to the return of John Terry for the Blues Under-21 side in a 2-0 win over Fulham.

(Islam Feruz’s opener for Chelsea U21s v Fulham here.)

David Luiz has cut his hair, if you believe some of the pictures posted on Instagram by Luiz’s mum, apparently, which can be seen below.

So far, Luiz himself is yet to comment. And, as it stands we aren’t likely to see much until Chelsea play Stoke on Saturday.

Is it the end for Sideshow Bob?

What the hell will the Brazilian look like without a massive fro?!

(The picture above is of David Luiz with short hair at Benfica.)


















Brilliant goal you won’t have seen: Nikita Korzun (Belarus U18) scores from own half v Belgium

Take a bow son!

Dinamo Minsk midfielder Nikita Korsun scored a stunning goal for Belarus Under-18s against Belgium today with a terrific effort from his own half that flew in.

This match was part of the Valentin Granatkin Memorial – a friendly tournament between youth teams in Russia – Belarus ran out 3-0 winners.

The 17-year-old may never score a better goal than this one. David Beckham-esque etc.


Many thanks to Stas Stan’ko for the tip.

Barcelona thrash Cordoba 5-0 to advance in Copa del Rey

Barcelona 5 – Cordoba 0 (Copa del Rey, 2nd leg, January 10, 2013) (agg 7-0) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) Alexis Sanchez almost broke the deadlock after 75 seconds, but the keeper smothered well. Thiago opened the scoring for Barcelona and David Villa added a second with a special goal to remind the manager of his ability. David Villa added a second with a well-struck shot that rebounded in off the post. Alexis Sanchez got on the scoresheet too, heading home from a corner. Thiago came close to adding another with a fine effort. Alexis did grab a second soon after, charging the ball in.

GIF: Thiago Alcantara goal v Cordoba

GIF: David Villa’s 1st goal v Cordoba

GIF: David Villa’s 2nd goal v Cordoba

Leo Messi’s reaction to David Villa’s miss

Barcelona Tiki-Taka: 25 consecutive passes v Cordoba.