Showing posts with label SPORTS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SPORTS. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Neymar to Barcelona, Arsenal exit near, Martial causes Man Utd problem



Celtic's left-back targets
Celtic are interested in signing Kilmarnock's Greg Taylor and Rosenborg's Birger Meling ahead of next Monday's deadline according to Sky Sports reporter Charles Paterson.
Kieran Tierney left the Hoops earlier this summer for a fee of around £25million, joining Arsenal.
And Neil Lennon wants another left-back in despite signing Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo this summer.
Paterson said: "There are a couple of left-backs who are on Celtic's horizon.
"One of them is Greg Taylor of Kilmarnock. He is a young player who has really prospered at Rugby Park in the last couple of years, he's been in the Scotland squad.
"Is he ready to make the move and potentially replace Kieran Tierney? Can you ever replace Kieran Tierney is maybe a bigger question?
"Kilmarnock have reportedly quoted Celtic £3m - I understand from sources close to the player that valuation is a bit unrealistic.
"Nurnberg were interested in Taylor in the summer and were quoted a figure far less than that, so it depends whether or not the two clubs, if there is an offer that comes in because there hasn't been an offer yet from Celtic, whether they cam agree a deal."

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid both told to submit final Neymar transfer bids to PSG today

Barcelona and Real Madrid both told to submit final Neymar transfer bids to PSG today

The two European giants of football have been linked with a move for Neymar all summer

Barcelona and Real Madrid were told by Paris Saint-German to submit their final offers for Neymar before midday on Friday, according to Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague.
Neymar is thought to have made it clear to PSG numerous times this summer that he wanted to return to La Liga, having left Spain in 2017.

The Parisian club paid £205million for Neymar, smashing the transfer fee world record.
But the Brazilian has only managed to obtain domestic trophies in his time with PSG, having been knocked out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage two years in a row.
And with the European transfer window nearing its closure, Balague has revealed that PSG were demanding a final offer be made for Neymar by both Barca and Real earlier today.

Zidane does Bale U-turn and reveals he will STAY at Real Madrid after trying to force star out to fund Neymar transfer

Zidane does Bale U-turn and reveals he will STAY at Real Madrid after trying to force star out to fund Neymar transfer
Gareth Bale will remain a Real Madrid player this season Credit: The Mega Agency
ZINEDINE ZIDANE has performed a dramatic U-turn on Gareth Bale's future by declaring he's staying at Real Madrid.

The Frenchman was desperate to offload the Welshman at the beginning of the window and at one point declared he was "very close to leaving".
Bale, 30, appeared to be on the brink of a lucrative move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning last month before Real pulled the plug at the last minute.
The former Tottenham man even skipped the club's pre-season tour although Zidane put it down to a suspicious illness.
The duo's fall out reached new levels when Bale's agent labelled Zidane a "disgrace" for his lack of respect.
And after all the speculation linking him with a move out of the Bernabeu, Real's bid to land Neymar appears over after Zidane confirmed he's not cashing in.

Perisic set for bow but Kovac 'won't take any risks' with Coutinho

Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich - Perisic set for bow but Kovac 'won't take any risks' with Coutinho
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is set to hand Ivan Perisic his debut against Schalke this weekend but fellow new signing Philippe Coutinho will not be thrown straight into the fray.
Coutinho joined Bayern this week on a season-long loan from Barcelona, with the Bundesliga champions then having the option to buy the 27-year-old for £109.8million.
The Brazil playmaker’s arrival should help cover the loss of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and James Rodriguez, who all left the Bavarian giants this summer, but a lack of match fitness means he may have to wait for his first involvement.
Speaking at a press conference, Kovac said: “He is not quite at the level of fitness he needs to play for 90 minutes.
“He has said that himself, and we don’t want to take any risks. He has only been training for the last two weeks, so he needs to catch up.
“I know a lot of people want us to play him straight away, but everything has to be right.
“He’s a world-class footballer and a very modest young man. We want to integrate him into the team.”
Perisic is expected to make his Bayern bow this weekend following his loan move from Inter Milan

Monday, 19 August 2019

Aberdeen need extra-time to battle past Dundee in Betfred Cup

Aberdeen need extra-time to battle past Dundee in Betfred Cup
Sam Cosgrove clinched Aberdeen’s place in the quarter-final of the Betfred Cup thanks to his extra-time winner against Dundee at Dens Park.
Derek McInnes’ side were within minutes of exiting and suffering a fourth straight defeat until Andrew Considine’s stoppage-time equaliser cancelled out Danny Johnson’s 43rd-minute penalty.
The Dons, who won this competition in 2014, found themselves outplayed by James McPake’s Championship hopefuls for long spells of this last-16 encounter, before Cosgrove’s 113th minute header saw them advance.
Aberdeen arrived on Tayside on the back of a three-game losing streak, with their latest defeat being last Thursday’s 2-0 reverse at the hands of Croatian outfit Rijeka at Pittodrie.
It meant they tumbled out of the Europa League third qualifying round having lost the week before in Croatia 2-0.
Not surprisingly they began tentatively as their large travelling support hoped for a return to winning ways.
It was a robust start with Cosgrove becoming the first player to be booked in 16 minutes for lifting his hand to Cammy Kerr.
Midway through the first-half, Dundee youngster Finlay Robertson won possession just inside the opposition half before striding forward.

Lampard disappointed not to claim victory on his Stamford Bridge return

Lampard disappointed not to claim victory on his Stamford Bridge return
Frank Lampard admitted managing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was the “stuff of dreams” but was disappointed his homecoming was not marked with a win.
The former midfielder, who played close to 650 games for the Blues, was taking charge at home for the first time since his summer appointment but had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester.
After a 4-0 loss at Manchester United last week and a penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool in the Super Cup in midweek, Lampard is still to taste victory and, as good as their first-half display was against the Foxes, their second-half struggle highlights the size of the task he faces.

Bristol Rovers wait on fitness of Liam Sercombe and Alex Rodman

Bristol Rovers wait on fitness of Liam Sercombe and Alex Rodman
Bristol Rovers boss Graham Coughlan is waiting on the fitness of midfield duo Liam Sercombe and Alex Rodman ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Tranmere.
Sercombe was replaced during the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Coventry due to a “bit of tightness” while Rodman missed the defeat with a knock.
Coughlan, who has said he could make changes against Tranmere, hopes to have both available again soon as the Pirates go in search of their first league win of the campaign.
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis and Sam Matthews are still sidelined by injury and it remains to be seen when Mark Little will be fit to return.
Tranmere have on-loan Aston Villa striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy available again as they look to build on Saturday’s 5-0 mauling of Bolton.
Hepburn-Murphy has sat out the last three games through suspension but could come back into the reckoning for the League One newcomers.
Midfielder Jacob Maddox, who was on Bristol City’s books as a youngster, could make his Tranmere debut in his home city after joining on loan from Chelsea earlier this month.
However, manager Micky Mellon must do without the injured Jake Caprice, (ankle) Mark Ellis, (knee) Evan Gumbs (knee) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring).

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Chelsea FC vs Leicester City - Rudiger and Willian could return to bolster Blues

Chelsea FC vs Leicester City - Rudiger and Willian could return to bolster Blues
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be hoping to have both Antonio Rudiger and Willian available for Sunday’s Premier League visit of Leicester.
The Blues boss has lost his opening two games in charge but could be boosted by the return of Rudiger and Willian (both knee) against the Foxes.
After slipping to penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool in the Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night, Lampard could shuffle his pack to prevent tired legs.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has a fully fit squad available as he prepares to face his former club.
Rodgers, a coach at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and 2008, saw his team come through their opening-day draw against Wolves with a clean bill of health.

Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona development, swap deal offer made, Man Utd exit

Pogba claim
Paul Pogba is set on a transfer from Manchester United this summer with Real Madrid interested, according to his brother Mathias.
"Of course Florentino [Perez, Real president] can get him, nothing is impossible in life," Mathias told El Chiringuito.
"If you can’t stay and play where you are, you can stay and you’re done.
"I can’t assure you that he is going to stay at United. We know he wanted to move, but he’s not to blame. He’s waiting.
"He works hard and we’ll see what happens. In football you never know. Until September 2 everything can happen.
"My brother’s dream is to win the Champions League."
Transfer news LIVE: Neymar to Barcelona development, swap deal offer made, Man Utd exit
Transfer news LIVE: Neymar could re-join Barcelona (Image: GETTY)
Liverpool decision

Liverpool shrug off fatigue to set club record win against Southampton

Liverpool shrug off fatigue to set club record win against Southampton
Liverpool made light of their exhaustive midweek jaunt to Turkey to post a club-record 11th straight Premier League win with a 2-1 success at Southampton.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino kept up their impressive domestic record as they have won every game going back to the Merseyside derby on March 3 and are unbeaten in 19 overall.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Rapinoe wants pay talk in women’s football to ‘move to the next step’

Rapinoe wants pay talk in women’s football to ‘move to the next step’
Megan Rapinoe declared it was time for the conversation about pay in women’s football to move “forward to the next step” after she helped the United States retain their World Cup title.
The holders’ 2-0 victory over Holland in the final in Lyon saw Rapinoe score the opener with a coolly converted 61st-minute penalty before Rose Lavelle added a fine strike eight minutes later.
On the eve of the match Rapinoe had spoken at a pre-match press conference about the gap in prize money between the men’s and women’s World Cups.
On Sunday the 34-year-old was asked what she thought about chants of ‘equal pay’ and boos for FIFA president Gianni Infantino from the crowd after the game.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Spurs to loan Bale for £10m

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Spurs to loan Bale for £10m
Tottenham close to securing £25m Sessegnon
Tottenham are close to securing a £25 million ($32m) deal for Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Daily Mail.
The Cottagers are set to cash in on Sessegnon as his contract runs down, and Spurs are reportedly ready to spend big this summer in order to persuade Mauricio Pochettino to stay.
Spurs to loan Bale for £10m
The forward is no longer wanted by Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid are ready to loan Gareth Bale to Tottenham for a £10 million ($13m) fee, claims the Mirror.
Spurs' transfer committee are reportedly discussing the loan deal, having ruled out a permanent offer for the Wales international.

Eden Hazard EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea ace frustrated on Real Madrid transfer and will force move

Eden Hazard EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea ace frustrated on Real Madrid transfer and will force move
Eden Hazard could move to Real Madrid this summer (Image: GETTY )
The Belgian star said at the weekend that he had told Chelsea that he had made up his mind about his future – which is that he wants to go to Real.
Express Sport can reveal that Hazard went public about his feelings after the 0-0 draw with Leicester, and the fact that he wants his future resolved, out of sheer frustration that Chelsea and Real are no nearer agreeing a deal after weeks of talks.
Real have already offered around £85million for the 28-year-old Belgian captain, but Chelsea want around £112m – and an agreement between the clubs has still not been reached.
Hazard has finalised his own terms with Real on a move – but Chelsea are holding out for the full figure for their star player, who still has a year of his contract to go and will not sign a new one.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Man City star Kyle Walker's girlfriend gets revenge on cheating lover by removing commitment ring 

Man City star Kyle Walker's girlfriend gets revenge on cheating lover by removing commitment ring
Model Annie Kilner is furious after we told how Kyle Walker romped with reality TV star Laura Brown
Annie, mum to his three boys, wrote next to the video: "When you wear a ring on your wedding finger for 10 years but you aren't even married ur just a good girl . . .  off you come."
Ex On The Beach's Laura, 30, told a pal she and England's Walker, 28, romped in his £200,000 Bentley.
She messaged Annie about the trysts after spotting a Mother's Day message he'd sent her. When Annie sought evidence Laura forwarded a selfie Walker had given her showing him at home.
The £150,000-a-week Man City ace has left his £3.5m mansion, and moved to a flat.

Santos president Peres urges Neymar to quit PSG for Real Madrid

Santos president Peres urges Neymar to quit PSG for Real Madrid
Santos president Jose Carlos Peres has urged Neymar to quit PSG and move to Real Madrid.
Such a deal would mean another windfall for Neymar's former club.
"I hope Neymar goes to Real Madrid, it would be the best place for him," Peres explained.
"He was totally wrong to leave Barcelona, he was still growing as a player. He hasn't done well since he left.
"I'm a follower of Real Madrid and it's a club that does things in a perfect way. If he gets the chance to wear the Real Madrid shirt, then he shouldn't think twice."

Hazard on his future: I've made my decision, but it's not just about me

Hazard on his future: I've made my decision, but it's not just about me
Eden Hazard has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is set to leave Chelsea this summer.
The Belgian forward has been continuously linked with a move to Real Madrid and, with his contract up next year, Chelsea may be forced to sell.
"Yes, I have made my decision [on the future], but it's not just about me," Hazard said after Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Leicester on Sunday.
"Would I have liked it to be cleared up earlier in the season? Yes, I wanted that, but that's not happened.
"I'm still waiting like [the media] are waiting and like the fans are waiting.
He was also asked when he made up his mind about whether to stay at Chelsea or go.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Manchester City 4: Guardiola's men storm to back-to-back titles 

Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Manchester City 4: Guardiola's men storm to back-to-back titles
Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan were all on target as Man City made it consecutive Premier Leauge triumphs.
Manchester City came from behind to claim back-to-back Premier League titles with a 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Knowing only a final day victory could guarantee glory at the expense of Jurgen Klopp's relentless Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's men were stunned by a 27th-minute Glenn Murray opener.
Final-day specialist Sergio Aguero found a response within 83 seconds and Aymeric Laporte converted Riyad Mahrez's 38th-minute corner to put City back in control of their destiny.

Chelsea held at Leicester but manage to secure third in table

Chelsea held at Leicester but manage to secure third in table
Eden Hazard failed to inspire Chelsea as they wrapped up third in the Premier League despite being held at Leicester.
The Belgium international came off the bench in what could be his final Premier League appearance for the Blues with Real Madrid waiting but could not break the deadlock in a forgettable 0-0 draw.
With the Europa League final against Arsenal at the end of the month Hazard played just 22 minutes at the King Power Stadium.
Gonzalo Higuain missed a glorious first-half chance for Chelsea while Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans wasted Leicester’s best openings as the Foxes finished ninth.

Liverpool 2 Wolves 0: Mane double not enough to end 29-year title drought

Liverpool 2 Wolves 0: Mane double not enough to end 29-year title drought
Liverpool end the season on 97 points, without a defeat at home, but their 2-0 win over Wolves was still not enough for the title.
Liverpool missed out on a first Premier League title despite beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday on the final day of the season.
Jurgen Klopp's side moved onto 97 points from 38 games thanks to Sadio Mane's double, but Manchester City's 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion means the Reds' 29-year wait for the top-flight crown goes on.
Hope was kindled among the home fans when news of City going behind arrived shortly after Mane turned home, but once Pep Guardiola's side moved ahead before half-time, Liverpool appeared resigned to their disappointment.
Senegal star Mane got his 22nd of a superb league campaign with nine minutes to go, but celebrations were largely muted in the Merseyside sunshine.
FULL-TIME Liverpool 2-0 Wolves
It's not enough to claim the title - but a strong performance from Liverpool and two strikes from Sadio Mane ends an incredible season for the hosts with 97 points

Juventus director meets Man Utd flop Alexis Sanchez's agent to thrash out summer move

Juventus director meets Man Utd flop Alexis Sanchez's agent to thrash out summer move
Alexis Sanchez's agent has reportedly met with Juventus this week to try and thrash out a summer exit from Manchester United
JUVENTUS have reportedly held talks with Alexis Sanchez’s agent this week to offer the Chilean flop an escape route of Manchester United.
The forward, 30, has been a massive failure at Old Trafford since arriving in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Arsenal in January 2018.
Sanchez, who earns £505k-a-week, has bagged just five goals for the Red Devils and is believed to be one of the first names Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to offload this summer.
Inter Milan are keen on bringing the South American back to Italy, where he originally made his name with Udinese.
Now Calciomercato.com claim their Serie A rivals are attempting to beat them to the signing of Old Trafford’s highest-earner.