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Victor Osimhen has confirmed his desire to play in the Premier League one day
Victor Osimhen has confirmed his desire to play in the Premier League one day

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Premier League dreams

Napoli hotshot Victor Osimhen has put a host of Premier League clubs on red alert by admitting he dreams of testing himself in England's top flight. 

Manchester and Chelsea are among the clubs said to be monitoring the striker, 24, ahead of a potential summer swoop. 

And Osimhen, who has netted 19 goals in 21 Serie A appearances this season, set tongues wagging when asked about his future. 

The Nigerian said: "A lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league but now I'm in one of the best leagues in the world, which is the Italian Serie A.

"I'm working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day. 

"But like I said, it's a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well."

Bring it on

Antonio Conte is relishing his return to the Tottenham dugout tomorrow night
Antonio Conte is relishing his return to the Tottenham dugout tomorrow night

Antonio Conte cannot wait to be back in the dugout when Tottenham host AC Milan tomorrow night. 

After watching Spurs lose the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie 1-0 in Milan, Conte has been cleared to return to his position on the touchline after recovering from gallbladder surgery. 

And the passionate Italian, 53, is relishing the challenge against his old Serie A foes. 

He said: "In football we live for this kind of game. When the pressure is going up it means your level is going up. 

"Last season we played in the Europa Conference League. This season we are in the Champions League. 

"We won our group, the first leg we lost 1-0, so we have the possibility tomorrow to beat Milan to go to the next round."

Never again

Bruno Fernandes did not cover himself in glory as Manchester United were humiliated at Liverpool
Bruno Fernandes did not cover himself in glory as Manchester United were humiliated at Liverpool

Chris Sutton claims Bruno Fernandes should NEVER captain Manchester United again following Sunday's 7-0 humiliation at Liverpool.  

The Portuguese, who deputises in the absence of club skipper Harry Maguire, was criticised for his behaviour and attitude during the game. 

And former Blackburn and Celtic striker Sutton, 49, believes he should be nowhere near the armband.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live's Monday Night Club, he said: "There are people far better qualified to be captain.

"Fernandes is not their best leader. There are more suitable candidates than him, Casemiro being one.

"I think he should never put on the armband again for Manchester United."

Ful of disappointment

Fulham boss Marco Silva could not hide his disappointment after Fulham slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Brentford last night. 

The result left the Cottagers seventh in the Premier League on 39 points but Brighton are just one behind them with three games in hand, while the Bees are also on 38 points with two matches in hand. 

Silva, 45, said: "Disappointing result of course, we wanted to fight for the three points. 

"We know it was a derby, we knew the type of game they were going to play and they are strong at it — a lot of challenges, a lot of duels, strong running in behind — and we started sloppy. 

"It was too sloppy. We didn't start aggressively enough, not brave enough and not with the quality we should have done. 

"I am going to analyse it with the players and show them why things happen. We knew before how we should have started and we didn't start in that way."

Buzzing Bees

Mathias Jensen hailed a "massive win" for Brentford after they boosted their quest for European football with a win over Fulham. 

Ethan Pinnock's deflected shot, Ivan Toney's penalty and Jensen's late strike kept the Bees hot on the heels of the top seven and firmly in the hunt for a Europa League place. 

Reflecting on last night's 3-2 victory, the Danish midfielder said: "It was a massive win. 

"I was a little bit disappointed we conceded two goals. I think we could have done a lot better in those situations but the most important thing was the win. 

"It was tough. We know Fulham are good on the ball but we also know they're not the best off it, so we knew we would have periods running and defending. 

"Even though they probably had the ball a bit more, I don't think we conceded too many chances and we created quite a few, so that was good."

O'Neill calls on uncapped players

Michael O'Neill has named four uncapped players in his first Northern Ireland squad since returning to the job. 

With the likes of Steven Davis, Stuart Dallas, Corry Evans and Ali McCann all injured, Everton midfielder Isaac Price, Bolton defender Eoin Toal, Motherwell midfielder Sean Goss and Oostende midfielder Cameron McGeehan have been called up. 

Leicester defender Jonny Evans, who earned his 100th cap in what proved to be Ian Baraclough's final game in charge away to Greece last September, is included despite not having played since before the World Cup due to injury.

Northern Ireland kick off their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign against San Marino on March 23 before hosting Finland three days later. 


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