AC Milan owners willing to hand Higuain to Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have received a boost in their interest in AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain.Sky Italia says Milan are pulling back from plans to buy Higuain outright from Juventus.Milan paid £16million to take Higuain on a season-long loan in the summer and can make the transfer permanent at the end of the current campaign by paying a further £32m.However, Milan owners Elliott Management are going cold and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is clear to move in to sign a player he knows well.The Argentine striker, 31, played under Sarri at Napoli during a prolific 2015-16 season in which Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A appearances.Higuain scored six goals in his first seven games for Milan but has since netted only once in nine matches. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Month: October 2019
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Modric delighted to win CWC: A perfect yearby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was delighted to score in the Club World Cup final victory over Al Ain.Although he admits maybe he should shoot more, Modric is not overly concerned by his lack of goals for Los Blancos.”Everyone tells me that I have to shoot more, but I like to give the pass to my teammates,” Modric said. “I don’t shoot a lot, it’s true, but when I do shoot it often goes in.”I have to do it more, but it doesn’t obsess me.”I help the team in other ways.”Lifting the Club World Cup ends an incredible year for Modric, in which he won the Ballon d’Or.”It has been an unforgettable year,” he added. “It has been perfect.”This year will always have a special place in my heart and I cannot ask for more.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Salah escapes diving ban; free to face Arsenalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Mohamed Salah will be free to face Arsenal on Saturday.The FA have reportedly decided against charging Salah with retrospective action following an incident during Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle United.Referee Graham Scott awarded Liverpool a penalty two minutes into the second half after he deemed Paul Dummett to have pulled back Salah.Replays showed Salah going down with minimal contact, but Sky Sports say the FA have deemed to action not to have reached the threshold “attempting to deceive the referee”, which means the Egyptian will avoid any punishment.Salah converted the penalty to put Liverpool up 2-0 after Dejan Lovren’s early opener.
Inter Milan coach Spalletti hails Ranocchia commitmentby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti paid tribute to Andrea Ranocchia after their Coppa Italia victory over Benevento.After the game, Ranocchia wrote about his feelings on social media.“Whether it’s a minute, a half, one game or 10, it is always wonderful to play for this team and with these lads! Forza Inter.”In response, Spalletti paraphrased John F Kennedy with a statement that could be seen as a sideswipe at Icardi.“This is the message of someone who asks constantly what he can do for Inter, not what Inter can do for him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Saka steals the show as Arsenal romp past Eintracht Frankfurtby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery was pleased with his side’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.Joe Willock’s strike gave Arsenal the lead before half-time when his deflected strike left Kevin Trapp helpless.18-year-old Bukayo Saka was superb throughout the ninety minutes and capped off his performance with a goal and assist, which allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score the Gunners third late on.Speaking after the game, Emery said: “We knew tonight was going to be difficult, they fell back very deep and caused us problems early on.”We recovered the ball well and the young players showed the confidence to take their chances.”Everybody can be happy and continuing in this competition is important, so it was good to get a good win, especially away from home.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everton winger Walcott recovery ‘on track’ after head injuryby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Theo Walcott is on track for a smooth recovery from a head injury.The 30-year-old winger had to go to the hospital after suffering a knock to the head against Manchester City at the weekend.Standard concussion protocols mean he will miss at least a week.But his Marco Silva manager believes that Walcott will be okay very soon. And the club agree, according to a recently released statement: “Since his discharge, the club’s medical staff have continued to follow the standard concussion protocols with the forward.””Walcott is on track in his recovery ahead of a potential return to full training later this week.”
Man Utd, Chelsea know Kane unsettled at Spursby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Kane is unsettled at Tottenham.The Times says the England captain fears this Spurs team have reached the end of it’s cycle.And he is now considering his future at the club.Manchester United and Chelsea are monitoring developments closely, well aware that Kane is unsettled.Though it is Spain which is regarded as the favoured option where Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is a huge fan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City to offer Raheem Sterling £450,000-a-week dealby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are to offer Raheem Sterling a £450,000 a week deal.City want to keep him out of the clutches of Real Madrid, says the Daily Express.The Spanish giants are keeping tabs on Sterling, who has been transformed into one of the best players in the world by Pep Guardiola.It was only last November that the Premier League champions handed Sterling a three-year extension to his current deal which now sees him pick up around £300,000 a week.It made him Manchester City’s second-highest-paid player behind midfield playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who currently earns around £350,000 a week.And they are now ready to make the England international the Premier League’s top earner to cut down on the likelihood of a £200million move by Real from succeeding.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Neville insists Man Utd must gamble in transfer marketby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGary Neville wants Manchester United to invest in reinforcements in the January transfer window.United are suffering a poor start to the season, which sees them just above the relegation places in the league.One of their significant issues involves a lack of goals, which Neville thinks they can only remedy in the transfer market.United sold Romelu Lukaku this summer, but did not replace him.”It won’t be a gamble in January as United need to go into the transfer market at the earliest opportunity because they obviously didn’t replace Lukaku,” the former defender told Sky Sports.”Those young lads out there – Pereira, McTominay, Wan-Bissaka, Rashford – they have to still buy to a style of play. “There would be no point signing a replacement for Lukaku that’s the same type.”
SAN ANTONIO, TX – MARCH 31: A view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Loyola Ramblers 69-57. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Arizona’s a riser in this week’s poll.With the college football season over, it’s time to start paying more attention to college basketball. That means looking at the projected NCAA Tournament brackets and the two major polls every week. Earlier Monday, the USA Today Sports men’s basketball coaches’ poll was released. It featured a couple changes in the top 10, but the top teams mostly remained in the same spots. And, now, the AP Poll has been released. Here it is: 1. Kentucky – 17-0 2. Virginia – 17-0 3. Gonzaga – 18-1 4. Villanova – 17-1 5. Duke – 15-2 6. Wisconsin – 16-2 7. Arizona – 16-2 8. Notre Dame – 17-2 9. Iowa St. – 13-3 10. Louisville – 15-3 11. Kansas – 14-3 12. Utah – 14-3 13. Maryland – 17-2 14. Wichita St. – 16-2 15. North Carolina – 14-4 16. VCU – 15-3 17. Texas – 13-4 18. West Virginia – 15-3 19. Oklahoma – 12-5 20. N. Iowa – 16-2 21. Baylor – 13-4 22. Dayton – 15-2 23. Indiana – 14-424. Seton Hall – 13-4 25. Iowa – 13-5