Date: 16th December 2022 at 11:05am
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The World Cup final is just days away now, with Argentina facing France in what will be Lionel Messi’s last ever game at the tournament.

The Argentine forward has revealed that he will not be involved in the next World Cup in 2026, meaning Sunday’s final against Les Bleus will be his last ever match in the world’s biggest competition.

Before that game, Morocco will face Croatia in the third place play-off on Saturday.

The north African side surprised almost everyone with their run to the semi-finals, defeating Spain and Portugal, while Croatia couldn’t quite match their second-place finish last time.

Now, it appears that a number of sides are interested in one of Morocco’s stars.

According to La Repubblica via The Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Liverpool for the signature of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

The 26-year-old was in sensational form for his country at the World Cup, guiding them to the last four of the competition.

Liverpool were almost immediately linked with the Moroccan, but it now appears that Spurs are hoping to beat their Premier League rivals to the signing.

Amrabat was unable to prevent Morocco from being knocked out of the World Cup by France

The report claims that The Lilywhites are prepared to outbid Liverpool and offer more than £50 million for Amrabat, although that doesn’t guarantee that they will win the race to sign him.

The player’s representatives have apparently already met with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, which could put Liverpool in pole position to land the Morocco international.

Amrabat has been impressive for Fiorentina ever since joining the club from Hellas Verona back in 2020.

The midfielder has made 78 appearances for the club, including 20 across all competitions so far this term.

Spanish sides Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also rumoured to be interested in Amrabat, who is contracted to the Tuscan side until the summer of 2024.

Liverpool were on the lookout for a midfielder over the summer but failed to land any of their primary targets, with a loan deal for Juventus’ Arthur Melo the only signing that they managed to finalise.

Spurs, meanwhile, have signed Yves Bissouma, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur in recent seasons, but are looking to bolster Antonio Conte’s squad further.

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