Inter Milan are preparing a cheeky £12 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele this summer.The 30-year-old is into the final 12 months of his contract at Spurs – with the north London outfit expecting him to leave the club. IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tottenham, however, have previously been holding out for around £30 million for Dembele.The Belgium international, who is preparing to face England in the World Cup third-place Play-off, joined Spurs from Fulham in 2012 for £15 million. Latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets 1 Dembele is currently on international duty with Belgium at the World Cup Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM targets The Belgian is attracting interest from China and he has several lucrative offers on the table from there.Inter Milan are also keen on Dembele though and, according to TMW, they hope they can land him for just £12 million.In an intriguing turn of events however, city rivals AC are also keen on securing his signature.The Italian club believe that should be enough to land the midfielder, given he has just a year to run on his current contract. REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti
Canada’s dietitians and pediatricians are discouraging parents from relying on plant-based drinks — such as rice, coconut and almond milks — as the main beverage for babies and young kids.Dr. Catherine Pound of the Canadian Paediatric Society said Wednesday that some plant-based beverages are not fortified with any minerals or vitamins and often contain sugar as the second ingredient after water.“There’s a bit of a push from the health movement where people think or feel that plant-based nutrition is better than meat-based nutrition, which may be true in adulthood where we are recommending to move away from eating meat very frequently, but the same doesn’t hold true for children who need the protein,” says Pound.“We see parents that are well-intentioned that are moving to a plant-based beverage for their children thinking they are doing a good thing while actually they are withholding important nutrients and proteins.”Kids aged two to eight need 13 to 19 grams of protein per day, which can be met with two cups of cow milk or two cups of fortified soy beverage.Meanwhile, almond, coconut or rice drinks contain little to no protein and would require kids to also eat two child-sized servings of meat or two half-cup servings of lentils. Almond drinks only contain about four almonds per cup.The experts say the best foods for growing children are whole, fresh and unprocessed fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, dairy and meats.And while fats are avoided by many adults, they are a valuable nutrient for young children, says Pound.“Fat is extremely important for a child or a toddler because it certainly contributes to brain growth,” she says.“We do not want to restrict fat at all for the first couple years of life.”In the case of allergies or other concerns, Pound says parents should consult a dietitian.The joint statement with the Dietitians of Canada also warned that drinking too much of the plant-based beverages can displace hunger and cause children to eat less food.If possible, infants should be exclusively breast fed for the first six months, and continued for up to two years or longer with appropriate complementary feeding. Otherwise, babies can drink formula or pasteurized human milk from screened donors.Cow milk is not recommended before nine to 12 months of age. Full fat homogenized cow milk is then recommended for kids until age two.