Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Taking Precautionary Measures to Avoid Workplace Injuries

Steelworkers, Concrete, Formwork, Construction Workers

Taking Precautionary Measures to Avoid Workplace Injuries Organizations benefit greatly when they take a proactive approach to preventing workplace injuries. For instance, according to one Philadelphia workers compensation lawyer, your business could be responsible for paying up to 500 weeks of compensation to the injured party. The National Safety Council also estimates that the average direct costs a business incurs if a worker injures their back on the job can exceed $10,000. Indirect costs can range from $30,000 to as much as $100,000, making a significant dent in the bottom line of any company.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Avoid Winter and Head to Santiago

SANTIAGO, CHILE
A Buzzy Southern Capital
Santiago, Chile
When it starts to get cooler at home, there’s nothing like escaping to the Southern Hemisphere. With a colorful spring starting in September and summer in December, it’s worth considering how to head south for the winter, now. Santiago, a destination that rests at the foot of the Andes Mountains, is experiencing a boom in more ways than one and perfect for your winter migration. From Chilean gastronomy to luxury hotels, parks or wine bars, this capital city is a top buzzy destination.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Real Madrid set sights on €70million World Cup winner transfer to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid set sights on €70million World Cup winner transfer to replace Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid are reportedly eager to seal the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler to replace Cristiano Ronaldo on the left-hand side of their attack this summer.
The Spanish giants are yet to bring in a new big-name signing up front despite letting Ronaldo join Juventus earlier in this transfer window, which looks a risky approach as the new season begins.
According to Don Balon, Draxler is now emerging as a realistic target as he may be more affordable than the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, also at PSG.
The Germany international, a World Cup winner with his country back in 2014, has long looked a top talent despite some struggles for consistency in his career so far.

I'm very happy with what I have - Spalletti not desperate for Modric

I'm very happy with what I have - Spalletti not desperate for Modric
Inter and Luciano Spalletti seem to have accepted defeat in their pursuit of Luka Modric after the coach said he is content with his squad.
Luciano Spalletti is not desperate for the signing of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, adamant he is "very happy" with the squad he currently has at Inter.
After Modric's World Cup participation concluded with Croatia's defeat to France in the final, the Golden Ball winner became a surprise subject of speculation, with Inter reportedly making a move to bring him to San Siro.
Inter have not made their interest a secret in recent weeks and some reports have even suggested Modric was willing to listen to offers from the Serie A side.

Messi temporarily steps down from the Argentina national team

Messi temporarily steps down from the Argentina national team
Argentina's disastrous World Cup has forced Lionel Messi into a rethink and he has reportedly decided he'll not play for the Albiceleste again in 2018.
With Lionel Scaloni in caretaker charge, it remains to be seen who'll be the next permanent Argentina coach and now it also remains to be seen when or if Messi will be back.
According to TNT Sports, the No.10 will not go the United States for the country's friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia on September 7 and September 11 respectively.
He'll also skip the match against Brazil in Saudi Arabia in October.
His return in time for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil is now the big question mark.

Real Madrid coach Lopetegui tells fans: Zidane now the past

Real Madrid coach Lopetegui tells fans: Zidane now the past
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insists he doesn't feel pressure living up to the legacy of Zinedine Zidane.
Lopetegui is preparing for his competitive debut as Real coach ahead of the European Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid.
Asked about the shadow of Zidane, he insisted: "Zidane did a great job and Madrid achieved successes and that is part of the past.
"We want to continue consolidating the history of the club and we want to do it without looking back. We want to look at the present with work and with confidence. "There is no other way."

Barcelona rule out move for unsettled Man Utd star Pogba 

Barcelona rule out move for unsettled Man Utd star Pogba
The 25-year-old has seen his future at Manchester United called into doubt, but Barca's director says a big-money move isn't forthcoming
Barcelona director Ariedo Braida has admitted that his club are unlikely to move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
Pogba's future at Old Trafford has been called into question after a turbulent 2017-18 season in which he clashed with manager Jose Mourinho, who dropped Pogba from his starting XI multiple times.
The France midfielder, who starred in his country's World Cup triumph this summer, has been linked with a return to former club Juventus, as well as Spanish champions Barcelona.

N'Golo Kante better in 'different role'… Maurizio Sarri has midfield sorted

N'Golo Kante better in 'different role'… Maurizio Sarri has midfield sorted
That is according to former Blues striker and Premier League pundit Chris Sutton.
The World Cup winner has been an integral part of Chelsea's midfield for the past two seasons.
And 2017 PFA Player of the Year Kante made the perfect start to the new campaign on Saturday.
Off the back of World Cup glory with France in Russia this summer, the 27-year-old scored Chelsea's first goal of the season in their 3-0 win at Huddersfield.
Kante had managed just three goals in his 89 first-team appearances for Chelsea before Saturday.
But it appears he could be ready to chip in more in front of goal now too.

Chelsea forward compared to World Cup superstar Kylian Mbappe

Chelsea forward compared to World Cup superstar Kylian Mbappe
Hudson-Odoi, 17, impressed new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri in pre-season and started the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.
There is plenty of hype around the forward and former team-mate Jonathan Panzo, who left for Monaco in the summer, believes the sky is the limit.
When asked who Hudson-Odoi reminds him of, Panzo told The Sun: "He is maybe a little like Mbappe with his speed and dribbling."
He added: "Callum was one of the best players at Chelsea when I joined.
"When we got a bit older it was him and me who used to play up out of our age group with the older boys.
"He's gone back there doing his thing an earned his place in that squad.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Barcelona(N) 2 - 1 Sevilla: Dembele seals Supercopa success for Barcelona

Barcelona(N) 2 - 1 Sevilla: Dembele seals Supercopa success for Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele scored a screamer and Wissam Ben Yedder missed a last-minute penalty as Barcelona came from behind to lift the Supercopa de Espana at Sevilla’s expense.
The game, held on foreign soil for the first time at Tangier’s Stade Ibn Batouta, had been in some doubt with Sevilla unhappy about a relaxation of rules around non-EU players.
Barca drew the sting from that row by leaving summer signing Malcolm out of their matchday squad and still had the firepower to win the game 2-1.

“He would have stayed” - Agent explains why Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea

“He would have stayed” - Agent explains why Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea
Thibaut Courtois would have stayed at Chelsea if his family lived in London says his agent Christophe Henrotay.
The Belgian goalkeeper swapped west London for Madrid on Thursday evening in a move worth £35 million, ending his seven-year spell with Chelsea.
Courtois joined the European champions on a six-year deal, while Real midfielder Mateo Kovacic went in the opposite direction on loan.
However, according to Courtois' agent, the Belgium international would have stayed in London, but he wanted to move closer to his children who live with their mother in the Spanish capital.

Paris Saint-Germain 3 - 0 Caen: Neymar off the mark as Paris St Germain beat Caen

Paris Saint-Germain 3 - 0 Caen: Neymar off the mark as Paris St Germain beat Caen
Neymar took just 10 minutes of the new season to get off the mark as Paris St Germain beat Caen 3-0.
The champions cruised as Adrien Rabiot added a second 10 minutes before half-time and Tim Weah added a late flourish.
Neymar scored 26 goals as PSG romped to the title last term, and the Brazil striker wasted little time in opening his account for the new campaign.
But it was something of a gift for the hosts after a poor clearance from Caen keeper Brice Samba.
Christopher Nkunku collected the loose ball and instantly played it through to Neymar, who needed no second invitation to whip his shot across Samba and into the net.

Leicester consider Roberto Martinez, Thierry Henry to replace Claude Puel

Leicester consider Roberto Martinez, Thierry Henry to replace Claude Puel
Leicester City manager Claude Puel is under pressure to keep his job, with the club already considering possible targets to replace him, sources have told ESPN FC.
Sources confirmed a report by the Mirror that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is on Leicester's radar to replace Puel should they decide to sack him, and Thierry Henry, one of Martinez's assistants with Belgium, is also under consideration.
Puel's security remained uncertain during the summer as Leicester won just one of their last seven games last term.
Leicester's board want to give Puel an opportunity to work with his new squad, but if they do not show improvement over the first six games, they could revisit their position, those sources told ESPN FC.

Michy Batshuayi reveals the real reason he quit Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi reveals the real reason he quit Chelsea
The 24-year-old was shipped out to La Liga by Maurizio Sarri having been deemed surplus to requirements by the ex-Napoli boss.
Batshuayi only joined Chelsea 12 months ago.
However, he struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and spent the second half of the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
His record in the Bundesliga was impressive.
The Belgium international bagged nine goals in 14 appearances for Dortmund.
Batshuayi says he's now relishing the chance to strut his stuff at one of Spain's elite clubs.

Tuchel uncertain over Rabiot's PSG future

Tuchel uncertain over Rabiot's PSG future
Thomas Tuchel is unsure of Adrien Rabiot's future at Paris Saint-Germain amid reports the midfielder has rejected a new contract.
The France international, who refused to be on his country's standby list for the World Cup, scored the second goal in a 3-0 Ligue 1 opening weekend win at home to Caen on Sunday.
But with Rabiot being linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona, Sunday's game at the Parc des Princes could have been his last PSG appearance.
Tuchel hopes to keep Rabiot at the club but told Canal Plus: "I'm not certain he will stay. I want him to stay but it's up to him.

Guardiola keen to keep Sterling after he helps City outclass Arsenal

Guardiola keen to keep Sterling after he helps City outclass Arsenal
Pep Guardiola wants Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City.
The 23-year-old England forward scored his 50th Premier League goal as the champions began their title defence with a 2-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday.
Sterling has two years left to run on the five-year deal signed when he moved to City from Liverpool in July 2015.
“We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay,” Guardiola said.

Barcelona president Bartomeu: Pogba? The market still has 20 days to go...

Barcelona president Bartomeu: Pogba? The market still has 20 days to go...
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has left the door open to signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this month.
After winning the Supercopa on Sunday in Morocco, Bartomeu refused to shut down talk of a move for the France World Cup winner.
Asked directly about Pogba at the final whistle, the president said: "I never speak of names, I have respect for other clubs, the market still has 20 days left in the window, we will see which players can come and go.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Chelsea braced for Eden Hazard bid as Real Madrid plan fresh £200m attack - EXCLUSIVE

Chelsea braced for Eden Hazard bid as Real Madrid plan fresh £200m attack - EXCLUSIVE
Chelsea transfer news: Real Madrid plan a fresh £200m bid for Eden Hazard
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is adamant that the club will resist any offers for Hazard before the European transfer window closes.
But Real’s power-brokers are desperate for Hazard to replace superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus last month.
Now Real are set to up their £150m valuation closer to the £200m that Chelsea have placed on his head.
Hazard – who is stalling on signing a new £300,000 a week deal – is not openly pushing to leave and has spoken to boss Sarri since returning from his break after the World Cup.
Chelsea recently sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid in a deal worth £35m and the 26-year-old has spoken about relationship with Hazard.

Real Madrid's Luka Modric has 'expressed interest' in Inter - Luciano Spalletti

Real Madrid's Luka Modric has 'expressed interest' in Inter - Luciano Spalletti
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti suggested Luka Modric had expressed interest in joining his club, though the manager also expects the Croatian to stay at Real Madrid.
Transfer speculation has steadily linked Modric with a move to Inter all season, though the latest reports have leaned toward him remaining with Madrid.
Another indication that Modric will stay put came as he played the final 15 minutes in a friendly against AC Milan on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo: So why did I choose Juventus...?

Cristiano Ronaldo: So why did I choose Juventus...?
Cristiano Ronaldo says he grew up a Juventus fan.
Ronaldo chose to join Juve when leaving Real Madrid this summer.
He said, “Great club, first of all it is a great club. Since I was a kid, I looked at this team and said I hope to play there one day. Now I will play for a fantastic club, one of the biggest clubs in the world. I'm happy.
"I don't have a precise moment when I decided. During the years, we played a few times against Juve and I had a special feeling that the Italian supporters like Cristiano.
"It's the biggest club in Italy, one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision, as Juve are an unbelievable club."
When Real Madrid won their Champions League quarter-final in Turin last season, Ronaldo scored a sensational bicycle kick and was rewarded with a standing ovation by his opposition crowd.

Jan Vertonghen is a convert to goal-line technology

Jan Vertonghen is a convert to goal-line technology
Jan Vertonghen has professed himself a goal-line technology convert after helping to get Tottenham’s Premier League season off to the perfect start.
The Belgium international headed Spurs into the lead at Newcastle on Saturday after running on to fellow defender Davinson Sanchez’s eighth-minute flick-on, although referee Martin Atkinson needed the help of the Goal Decision System to rule that the ball had crossed the line by just 9mm.
Vertonghen told Spurs TV: “I haven’t scored in the Premier League for a while, so I was happy to score.
“Davinson had a great touch with the first header – and there could have been another one later because from the other side, he had a first touch again, but I didn’t make that run again.

Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team to focus on Barcelona 

Pique confirms retirement from Spain national team to focus on Barcelona
At 31 and with 102 appearances for La Roja, the centre-back has decided not to team up with former coach Luis Enrique
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed that he is stepping down from international football following a disappointing World Cup for Spain.
Pique has accumulated 102 caps for his national team, a record that coincides with the most successful period in Roja history.
Among the centre-back's international honours are the 2010 World Cup and a Euro 2012 winner's medal.
But his international career has rarely been smooth sailing, with his outspoken support of Catalan nationalism often a stick with which Spain fans have used to criticise him.

Paul Pogba opens up on his mental state at Manchester United

Paul Pogba opens up on his mental state at Manchester United
Paul Pogba has admitted he has to bite his tongue when discussing his situation at Manchester United or risk being fined.
Two years after returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in a world-record deal, the 25-year-old is reported to be so unhappy that he has informed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward of his desire to leave.
United have denied that happened, while it was also reported that Mino Raiola, the player's agent, had even struck a deal with Barcelona - a scenario the club have vowed to reject.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Slavisa Jokanovic unwilling to panic after Fulham start with a loss

Slavisa Jokanovic unwilling to panic after Fulham start with a loss
Slavisa Jokanovic vowed that Fulham will improve and adjust to the demands of the Premier League after watching them lose 2-0 on their return, at home to Crystal Palace.
After his team’s promising start was followed by numerous wasted goalscoring chances, Palace punished their brief lapses in intensity and concentration to secure all three points through finishes from Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha.
Their clinical performance demonstrated the qualities Fulham will have to develop if they are to preserve their Premier League status while continuing to play so expansively, but having handed full debuts to six summer signings Jokanovic was “confident” that that would come.

Bradford boss Collins could make changes despite opening win

Bradford boss Collins could make changes despite opening win
Bradford boss Michael Collins has a near-complete squad to choose from and has said he could make changes despite the Bantams starting with a win at Shrewsbury last week.
It remains to be seen whether experienced central defender Matt Kilgallon comes back into the squad after being left out for the season opener.
Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Anthony O’Connor and Kelvin Mellor formed a back three in that game.

Barca out to maintain domestic dominance with Supercopa success

Barca out to maintain domestic dominance with Supercopa success
Barcelona will look to add yet another domestic trophy to their collection when they take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercopa on Sunday.
In a break with tradition, the clash will be a one-off match played at the Stade Ibn Batoutain in Tangier, Morocco.
Sevilla must hope a change of country can help them upset the odds after a chastening 5-0 defeat by Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey in April. With Barca having won both the league and the cup, Sevilla provide the opposition once again.

Paul Pogba explains penalty row with Alexis Sanchez: Man United have no designated penalty-taker

Paul Pogba explains penalty row with Alexis Sanchez: Man United have no designated penalty-taker
Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring in Manchester United's Premier League win over Leicester City.
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Paul Pogba revealed that Manchester United do not have a designated penalty-taker, following an on-pitch discussion with Alexis Sanchez in their Premier League-opening 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday.
United were awarded a penalty in the opening two minutes when Daniel Amartey handled the ball, and after Pogba tried to take the ball to the spot, he was met by an insistent Sanchez.
The players appeared to briefly state their cases about who should take the shot, but Pogba -- named captain for the day by Jose Mourinho -- won out and converted his attempt to give United an early lead.
Pogba explained his side of the incident after the game and said he would not always be taking penalties for United this season.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri reacts to Thibaut Courtois' Real Madrid plea over Eden Hazard

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri reacts to Thibaut Courtois' Real Madrid plea over Eden Hazard
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard won't follow Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)
CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri insists it is "impossible" that the Blues will let Eden Hazard leave for Real Madrid this summer despite Thibaut Courtois trying to persuade him to join.
Courtois finally sealed his dream move to the Bernabeu this week after months of refusing to sign a new deal.
Eden Hazard is also yet to put pen to paper on a new contract with Chelsea and remains linked with a switch to the European champions.
Following Courtois' switch to La Liga, the Belgian urged his international team-mate to join him.
The shot-stopper said: "He's a wonderful player.

Mbappe seeks to maintain that winning feeling 

Mbappe seeks to maintain that winning feeling
Kylian Mbappe wants to sweep the winning feeling France generated at the World Cup into Paris St Germain’s quest for an eighth Ligue 1 crown.
The French champions launch their title defence against Caen at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Neymar is set to return after missing the final three months of last season with a foot problem before recovering in time to lead Brazil in Russia.
Mbappe’s performances at the World Cup overshadowed those of his PSG team-mate’s and the 19-year-old forward was named the competition’s best young player after producing four goals.
“It was a really incredible feeling. We did it!” Mbappe told PSG TV.

Everton: A luxury client for Barcelona this summer

Everton: A luxury client for Barcelona this summer
Barcelona should consider a way of formally honouring Everton this summer as the Premier League side have become a valued customer at the Camp Nou, sending a total of 52.6 million euros to the club in exchange for players that Ernesto Valverde was keen to offload.
Having already taken Lucas Digne, Everton signed Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes on Thursday after some complicated negotiations, with the deals being confirmed around the closure of the window in England.
Manchester United had been competing with the Toffees for Mina, but the Old Trafford club pulled out of negotiations that morning.

Sevilla reach agreement to sign Andre Silva on loan

Sevilla reach agreement to sign Andre Silva on loan
Sevilla and AC Milan have reached an agreement that will see Andre Silva move to La Liga on a one-year loan deal.
The Portugal forward moved to San Siro last summer, but failed to establish himself as Milan endured yet another mediocre Serie A season in 2017-18.
Now, with Gonzalo Higuain arriving at the club to heighten the competition among the Rossoneri's forwards, Silva has opted for a move away from Milan.
Goal understands that the Andalucian team have agreed a loan transfer worth an estimated €5 million, with a purchase option also included in the deal.

Jose Mourinho praises 'monster' performance from Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho praises 'monster' performance from Paul Pogba
Jose Mourinho hailed a “monster” performance from Paul Pogba after the World Cup winner answered Manchester United’s call and helped deliver victory against Leicester.
France international Pogba played, and scored, in the World Cup final just 26 days ago but with options thin on the ground he barely hesitated when invited to take to the field against the Foxes.
Mourinho would rather have had more bodies available due to successful transfers – and made one pointed reference to his own role in the recruitment process – but he could not fail to be impressed by Pogba’s powerhouse showing in the 2-1 win.

Michy Batshuayi to leave Chelsea and join Valencia on loan

Michy Batshuayi to leave Chelsea and join Valencia on loan
Michy Batshuayi is heading out on his second loan spell since moving to Chelsea
Valencia have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season.
The move comes just hours after Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri admitted his squad was too large and he was willing to allow some of his fringe players to leave before the end of the month.
Batshuayi joined Chelsea two years ago from Marseille, and wrote himself into Stamford Bridge folklore when he scored a late winning goal at West Bromwich Albion to secure the 2016/17 Premier League title.

Everton take Chelsea defender Zouma on loan

Everton take Chelsea defender Zouma on loan
Kurt Zouma has belatedly completed a season-long loan move from Chelsea to Everton, the Toffees have announced.
Zouma spent last season on loan at Stoke City, who were relegated to the Championship, after struggling for regular football during Chelsea's 2016-17 Premier League title-winning campaign.
The two-cap France defender had been expected to finalise a switch to Goodison Park before Thursday's Premier League transfer deadline, but the move was not confirmed until a day later.

Friday, 10 August 2018

West Fumes as US Meddling in Cambodian Elections is Foiled

It would be unthinkable for an American opposition party run openly out of Moscow to compete in American elections. It would be even more unthinkable for the Russian government to declare US elections illegitimate for disallowing a Moscow-backed party from running in American elections. 


Yet this is precisely what the US and the European Union have attempted to do in the wake of Cambodia's recent elections regarding an opposition party created by Washington and whose leadership calls Washington a second home.

US Warmachine Seeks New Pretext in Syria

US designs in Syria were made crystal clear by US Army General Joseph Votel - head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) - during a July 19th press briefing.


General Votel would state unequivocally when asked what the "arrangement" was regarding Syria, that:
Our mission is very, very clear: It is focusing on the defeat of ISIS and then helping our partners in both Iraq and Syria stabilize the situation and specifically in Iraq to help create a platform that can lead to a long-term political solution through the U.N. process.

Real Madrid signing Courtois: I'll replace Keylor - just like I did Cech

Real Madrid signing Courtois: I'll replace Keylor - just like I did Cech
Real Madrid signing Thibaut Courtois says he expects to start ahead of new teammate Keylor Navas.
However, the Belgium goalkeeper is confident he'll be friends with the Costa Rican.
He said, "When I came to Chelsea I did it to replace (Petr) Cech, I still talk to him today, the goalkeepers are part of a dressing room and they are also friends, I will do everything so that there is a good feeling within the group.

Unhappy Alexis: Man Utd should've signed Vidal

Unhappy Alexis: Man Utd should've signed Vidal
Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez feels they should've signed Arturo Vidal.
Alexis' Chile teammate left Bayern Munich for Barcelona earlier this week - though had also been linked with United.
Both Chilean players share the same agent, Fernando Felicevich, and Alexis was disappointed United didn't do more to sign the midfielder.
"To compete at the highest level we need players like him," said the United forward.
"He is a great player and a national team partner, and Arturo Vidal is the example of the type of player we need to win."

Real Madrid intensify contact with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe 

Real Madrid intensify contact with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid are maintaining contact with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.
Le 10 Sport says Real are watching Mbappe's situation - though a move this month for the World Cup winner is unlikely.
Instead, Real will keep tabs on Mbappe with the aim of ferrying him away from France in a year's time.
While Mbappe and his father rejected Real president Florentino Perez 12 months ago when leaving AS Monaco, no grudge is being held and plans are underway to eventually sign the youngster.
Since the end of the World Cup, talks between Real and Mbappe's father have increased as plans kickoff to take the striker to Spain over the next year.

Mina completes €30m Everton move as Barcelona team-mate Gomes joins on loan 

Mina completes €30m Everton move as Barcelona team-mate Gomes joins on loan
The Catalan side confirm the Colombian centre-back has finally found a new club, while Gomes will spend a season at Goodison Park

Barcelona have confirmed agreements with Everton that will see Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes join the Premier League side.
The Toffees will pay Barca an initial €30.25m (£27m/$35m), plus potentially another €1.5m in variables for Colombian defender Mina. The Catalan side also have a buy-back option on the 23-year-old, who joined from Palmeiras in January.
Everton confirmed the pair of signings themselves later on Thursday.

Mourinho insists Pogba is 'happy and proud' at Man Utd despite Barcelona rumours

The World Cup winner returned to training this week to reports that his agent is trying to orchestrate a move, but the manager insists all is well

Jose Mourinho insisted Paul Pogba is happy to be back at Manchester United following France's World Cup victory, despite reports linking the midfielder with a move to Barcelona and Juventus.
Pogba played a crucial role for Didier Deschamps' triumphant side in Russia, and the 25-year-old star returned to United training on Monday ahead of Friday's opening Premier League fixture of the season against Leicester City.

Eden Hazard URGED to join Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid

Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard URGED to join Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid
Stamford Bridge goalkeeper Courtois completed his £35 million switch to Real on a six year deal on Wednesday night - but only by forcing the move after going AWOL from training at Chelsea.
The Belgian World Cup goalkeeper had made no secret of his wish to move to the Bernabeu, because he wanted to be nearer his two children who both live in Spain.
But yesterday, as Courtois, who won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup in his three year spell at Stamford Bridge, posed for pictures at the Bernabeu, he said:

England forward Jamie Vardy signs new deal with Leicester City

England forward Jamie Vardy signs new deal with Leicester City
Jamie Vardy signs a new contract at Leicester City
Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year contract with Leicester City that takes him up to 2022.
The new deal will keep Vardy at the King Power Stadium until he is 35 years old and Sky sources understand it will make him the highest-paid player in Leicester City's history.
His previous contract, signed in 2016 after Leicester won the Premier League title, still had two years left to run.
Speaking to LCFC.com, Vardy said: "Everybody knows how I feel about playing for this club and it's a great feeling to know that I can look forward to another four years as a Leicester City player.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Liverpool keeper Karius grateful for Anfield reception

Liverpool keeper Karius grateful for Anfield reception
Loris Karius has thanked Liverpool fans for the warm reception he received on his first appearance at Anfield since his Champions League final nightmare.
The German goalkeeper dropped two clangers in Kiev when Real Madrid beat Jurgen Klopp's men 3-1 and has endured a rough time since, though tests later revealed he suffered a concussion during the match.
He made further gaffes in pre-season matches against Tranmere Rovers and Borussia Dortmund and is expected to lose his place as first-choice stopper following the signing of Alisson from Roma.