Arsenal January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal step up Malcom interest Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:25 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Arsenal Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up Arsenal step up Malcom interestArsenal have stepped up their interest in Bordeaux forward Malcom as they plan for life after Alexis Sanchez, Goal understands.The Gunners are one of three Premier League clubs interested in Malcom, with Manchester United and Tottenham also plotting a January move.Goal understands Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is still a key target for Arsenal, but the Gunners are only willing to pay up to £40 million for the winger, whose asking price is now £60m. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Read the full story on Goal!  Milan slam door on Silva departureAndre Silva AC MilanMilan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has insisted that striker Andre Silva will not be departing the club.The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Everton after a tough start to life in Italy following a €38 million move from Porto last summer.Check out the full story on Goal!Valencia close in on CoquelinFrancis Coquelin ArsenalValencia are closing in on a move for Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin after dropping a huge social media hint.The Liga club posted a picture of a Valencia-branded suitcase bearing Coquelin’s initials on Twitter as they look to bolster their squad for the second half of the campaign.Read the full story on Goal!Arsenal target RafinhaRafinha Barcelona 2016-17Arsenal are interested in signing in-demand Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Catalunya Radio, via Sport. Rafinha is looking to leave Barca in January in search of regular first-team football, and he is a target for Celta Vigo and Inter Milan.He could be allowed to leave on loan with a view to a €20 million permanent move, with Arsenal one of three clubs interested.Man Utd ask for Evans updatesJonny Evans West BromManchester United have been asked to be kept updated on former defender Jonny Evans’ situation at West Brom, reports The Times. Manchester City have held talks over a deal for Evans, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested his club will struggle to compete with the Premier League leaders for the centre-half.Evans, who left Old Trafford for West Brom in 2015, remains of interest for his old club, while Everton and West Ham are also watching matters.Has De Bruyne dropped Alexis hint?Alexis Sanchez Kevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne may have accidentally revealed that Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal for Manchester City.Goal reported on Sunday that City hope to sign the Chilean in the January transfer window and are in on-going negotiations with Arsenal, with all three parties keen to find a resolution.And De Bruyne may have suggested a deal is all but done when he was asked about the possibility of Alexis moving to City this month, saying: “When he comes he will add something to the team.”Read the full story on Goal!  Giroud not interested in China or TurkeyOlivier Giroud Arsenal 2017Olivier Giroud has no interest in leaving Arsenal for a club in Turkey or China, his agent says.Giroud, 31, has been linked to Everton and West Ham recently, while Turkish giants Fenerbahce are said to be interested in him.But his agent Michael Manuello told Le Figaro: “[Turkey] does not interest him. China either. Leaving to earn more money is not what’s important in his mind.”Read the full story on Goal!  Ancelotti wanted to replace WengerCarlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti is a ‘serious candidate’ to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, according to the  Evening Standard. Wenger signed a new two-year contract in 2017, but Arsenal are concerned the long-serving Frenchman may decide to leave at the end of this season.If he does, then Ancelotti, who was sacked by Bayern Munich in September, is a leading option to take charge, although the Italian is also a possibility for his former club Chelsea should Antonio Conte quit his Stamford Bridge post.Arsenal join Liverpool & City in Pavon chaseCristian David Pavon Boca Junior Estudiantes Superliga 12102017Arsenal have joined Liverpool and Man City in the chase for Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon, reports the Daily Mail . The 21-year-old striker has turned heads with his performances for the Argentine giants, and has been compared to Alexis Sanchez. Pavon is said to have a £27 million release clause, and is likely to be named in Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina squad for the World Cup in Russia.Lemar will cost at least £90mThomas Lemar MonacoLiverpool and Arsenal will need to spend at least £90 million to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco, according to The Mirror . Lemar turned down a £90m move to Arsenal on deadline day in August, and Monaco are set to begin the bidding for the 22-year-old’s services at that figure.Monaco are open to selling Lemar in January, as the French side side are out of the Champions League and far off Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Gunners ready to open Wilshere talks Jack Wilshere ArsenalArsenal are ready to finally open up contract talks with Jack Wilshere, the Mirror claims. While hints at a new deal have been floating for a while , the new report suggests that the Gunners are finally ready to offer a new deal now that Wilshere fit and in good form. The new deal may see the midfielder take a cut in base pay, with playing incentives making it possible for him to actually earn more money under the new terms. Everton confident of landing Walcott Theo Walcott Arsenal West HamEverton are confident they can beat Southampton to the singing of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott in a £20million deal for the England forward, reports the Daily Mail . The Gunners may consider letting the 28-year-old leave this month and Everton are confident that they can offer his a better deal than the Saints. Alexis to start vs ChelseaAlexis Sanchez, Arsenal, 17/18Despite intense speculation surrounding a potential move to Manchester City, Alexis Sanchez will start Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Chelsea, reports The Guardian. City have submitted a £20m offer to Arsenal for Sanchez, whose contract with the Gunners expires at the end of this season. Pep Guardiola’s side are confident of landing Sanchez for free in the summer but with Gabriel Jesus out for two months with an injury, City are hoping to acquire Alexis in January. Arsenal want £90m Lemar to replace AlexisThomas Lemar Saint-Etienne MonacoThomas Lemar has returned to the top of Arsenal’s list of candidates to replace Alexis Sanchez in January, reports the Mirror .Alexis has seen speculation over a move this window grow in recent days, with Manchester City appearing the most likely destination. And the Monaco star, closely followed by the Gunners, could move before the end of the month if a deal for the Chilean is struck.His current club, however, are likely to hold out for a mammoth £90 million to make any move happen.Rakitic eyes Barca exitIvan Rakitic BarcelonaBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is wanted by Juventus, Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Diario Gol .Rakitic is wary that his gametime may be diminshed by the signing of Philippe Coutinho from the Reds, but he is unwilling to move before the World Cup next summer.If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.last_img read more

Liverpool target Alisson equals clean sheet record

first_imgRoma Liverpool target Alisson levels Reds old boy Reina as Serie A’s meanest keeper Goal 00:57 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alisson Roma Serie A Udinese v Roma Udinese Liverpool The Brazil international has been near-unbeatable this season, and drew level with Napoli’s No. 1 with his 11th clean sheet of the Serie A campaign Roma goalkeeper Alisson gave another demonstration of why Liverpool are hot on his heels as he racked up his latest Serie A clean sheet on Saturday. The Brazilian is having a breakout season, and looks likely to lead his nation into the 2018 World Cup after being confirmed in Tite’s squad this week. His form has also attracted close attention from Anfield, with Liverpool recently foiled in their attempts to complete a £62 million deal for the 25 year old.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And, after shutting out Udinese in a 2-0 win for Roma, Alisson now boasts the joint-best clean sheet record in this season’s Serie A.Alisson has racked up 11 blanks for the capital club, ironically drawing level with a shot-stopper that knows Merseyside like the back of his glove. Napoli No. 1 Jose Reina shares top spot with the Brazilian, but he will have the chance to make it 12 clean sheets in 24 outings if he keeps SPAL quiet on Sunday. Neither keeper, however, can boast a strike-rate as impressive as the old master Gianluigi Buffon. Restricted to just 12 appearances in Serie A this season as he rotates with Wojciech Szczesny, Gigi has nevertheless kept six clean sheets for Juventus, a ratio of one every two games which is superior to both his rivals.last_img read more


first_imgMore affiliates have just joined TFA under the new unitary model of managment. “Southern Touch” is the largest competition in Tasmania. They join Gawler Touch from SA and Ballarat from Victoria. All are about to commence their summer seasons under the Touch Football Australia banner.last_img


first_imgTouch Football Australia brings you the latest edition of “A Set of Six” with this week’s rapid-fire news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks brings you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s “A Set of Six” – Volume Twenty Eight.TASMANIA (TAS)Play # 1Junior State Cup a huge successTouch Football Tasmania held their Junior State Cup at Wentworth Park in Hobart over the weekend.The Hobart club “Condors” asserted their dominance on the competition taking out 5 of the 6 divisions on offer.The clean sweep was spoiled by the Grasscutters team from Launceston who convincingly took out the Girls 12 Years division.One of the highlights of the weekend was the performance of the Condors Girls 14 Years team, who made their way through to play in the Girls 16 Years Grand Final.It was a fantastic day of Touch Football, showcasing the best young players from the Apple Isle, and the future of the game looks to be in great hands if the enthusiasm, talent, and passion displayed on the weekend are anything to go by.Results:Girl’s 12’s Grasscutters d Condors 3-0 (best of 3 competition)Best & Fairest – Holly Savill (Grasscutters)Boy’s 12’sCondors d Devonport Touch 7-5Player of the Final – Harry Bailey (Condors)Best & Fairest – Jordan Smith (DTA)Girl’s 14’sCondorsBest & Fairest – Maddison Smith (Condors)Boy’s 14’sCondors d CBA Scooters 12-5Player of the Final – Sam Williams (Condors)Best & Fairest – Jayke Murray (Condors)Girl’s 16’sHaines Train d Condors 14’s 6-2Player of the Final – Katelyn Barry (Haines Train)Best & Fairest – Nat Curtis (Haines Train)Boy’s 16’sAustralia d Devonport Touch 17-3Player of the Final – Jeremy Edwards (Australia)Best & Fairest – Jason Haines (Australia)Other Events: Aaron Jones (Southern Touch) was named Referee of the Tournament after a string of consistently good performances.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 2South Australia commences its Junior Touch leagueTouch Football South Australia will commence its Junior Touch League – “The Beginners Step to Fun” on Sunday 18 November 2007 at their City Touch Venue at Eastwood.The 6 week Junior Program, an extension of the successful AusTouch format, will run weekly up until 16 December 2007.The sessions will consist of a 90 minute block featuring 45 minutes of skills and 45 minutes of game play to help the budding touch players utilize the skills being accented each week.Each participant receives a hat, water bottle and a certificate and the program is viewed ad the perfect way to introduce the game to beginners and Junior playersFurther information can be obtained by contacting the Touch South Australia Office on 08 8306 7503 or via email events:  It’s on again… The Annual Portavin Wine ’07 Fundraiser for the Hutt Street Centre is scheduled for 25 November 2007.The Annual charity fundraiser is designed to raise money to assist Adelaide’s homeless and marginalized citizens, and is a highlight of the South Australian Sporting and social calendar.The day includes city wine and food, a 48-team touch tournament, and a celebrity challenge match with Event Ambassador Former World Cup winning Wallaby skipper Nick Farr-Jones headlining a who’s who of local South Australian sporting personalities for the contest.Captains for the event are Australian Opals legend Rachael Sporn and former Adelaide Crows dual premiership winning skipper Mark Bickley.Other guest players include SAFM’s Rabbitt and Louie, Adelaide living legend Johnny Haysman, AFL heroes Matthew Primus and Graham Cornes, as well as a plethora of talent from the Wallabies, the SA Redbacks, netball and the local media.Touch SA is seeking volunteers/referees to assist on the day. To registerPlease call TFSA on 8306 7500 or email Touch Football South Australia website: CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 3ACT Junior representative teams to attend Suns Junior ChampionshipsContinuing on in what has been a massive year for junior development in ACT, the ACTTA will send four teams to Wagga to contest the Suns Junior Regional Championships.The touring party will be comprised of Under 14 Boys and Girls teams, and Under 16 Boys and Girls Team respectively.This tour comes after both the ACT Boys and Girls 12 Years team finished third at the School Sport Nationals in Melbourne last month, and both the ACT Boys and Girls U15s teams finished fourth.Other Events: ACT Touch will be holding Level 1 Referees Courses on both 4 and 5 December 2007 at the ACTTA Offices, Deakin ACT. Enquiries to ACT Touch Association on (02) 6212 2880 or Australian Capital Territory website: TERRITORY (NT)Play # 4 Young Divas finishing the season with a wet sailDivas, who had been winless up until round 10, have put together back-to-back wins in the Darwin Women’s competition. The young guns come up against second placed Scorpions who will want a strong performance heading into the 2007 finals campaign.In other games Palmerston Bulls should account for All About Us, and Crocs have the bye.In the Men’s Open division, Bundy Bears are looking for an upset win over Palmerston Bulls this week. Bundy sit just one point behind last year’s Premiers on the competition ladder. Bundy Bears will welcome back some key players to their line-up and the punters are getting in early to back the Bears in the keynote clash.In other games, the Undefeated Dream Team should prevail against Honkers, whilst Crocs should overcome the ever-improving Incredibles. Other Events: Northern Territory Touch would like to advise all their members of the Annual General Meeting to be conducted in Darwin on Saturday 1 December 2007.In conjunction with the Annual General Meeting the Annual State Council meeting will also be held on the Saturday 1 December 2007.The Northern Territory website: AUSTRALIA (WA)Play # 5WA Super League Round Three Action Round 3 of the WA Super League Series was played at Rosher Park on Sunday 11 November 2007. It was a typical hot and humid day at Brothers, and the hosts took on the other early season flyers Southern Stars in both Men’s and Women’s Premier Divisions.Before the commencement of the game, a moments’ silence was held for two of the Perth Brothers community who tragically died during the week. Touch West and Touch Football Australia offer their deepest condolences to Brothers Women’s Open Captain / Coach Taima Komene whose husband Daren passed away. In the Men’s, Perth Brothers made their intentions clear from the tap off with Richie Anderson scoring one of his three touchdowns for the match off the opening set of six. Southern replied almost immediately with Simon Gregg going over in the corner after a well-executed sweep. The match went from end to end for the remainder of the half with quality driving and defence by both teams. Southern managed to bridge their 3-2 halftime deficit and record a deserving 6 all draw. The match was of the highest quality and all look forward to the repeat clash in Round 8. In the Women’s competition, Perth Brothers got off to an outstanding start, going to the break with a 5-3 lead over Southern. Brothers could not continue their form in the second half with Southern dominating proceedings, scoring 5 unanswered touchdowns. 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup winner Shelley Matcham and National 20 Years Mixed Squad member Sharon Wong were the standout players for Southern.Brother’s brave effort in taking the field under such difficult circumstances after the tragic loss of their club members was a credit to the players and the spirit that underpins the close knit Brothers community.Other results:Women’sNorthern 10 defeated Rosalie 0Fremantle 4 defeated Tompkins Park 2Men’sNorthern 9 defeated Rosalie 4Other Events: WA Referees have been extremely active in recruiting and recognizing referees during the week. A Level 3 Course was held on the weekend of the 10-11 November 2007, with attendants from all across the state including Kalgoorlie and Port Hedland.WA Referees were represented at the recent Department of Sport and Recreation 2007 Sports Official Awards with John Moore, Matt Magnussen, Ben Grainger, Annabelle Connolly and John Bedford being recognized for their outstanding service to the sport.The Western Australian Touch Association website: www.touchwest.comVICTORIA (VIC)Play # 6 Gala Days a huge success for Touch Victoria10 schools participated in the Grade 5 and 6 Gala days on Friday 2nd and 9th of November at Fawkner Park, South Yarra. The 74 teams played fifteen-minute games throughout the day in Mixed, Girls and Boys divisions, with parents and teachers giving great support by refereeing and coaching. Michael Godfrey from South Yarra Primary School coordinated the event and worked with the Victorian Game Development Officers, ensuring the day was a complete success. They now hope to run an AusTouch program every Wednesday until Christmas, and into the New Year – registrations are on Wednesday 14th of November at Fawkner Park. Other Events: Hamilton Registration night will be held on Wednesday 14th of November, with local Go For Your Life project officer Fran Patterson and young resident Clancy Jordan to help kick start the competition.Warrnambool have a Schools Touch Football Gala Day on Friday 23rd of November 2007.The Victorian office has moved across the floor of Sports House into the permanent residency. The VT league heads to Frog Hollows reserve this week, the home of the Casey Cougars and Endeavour Hills Rugby Club. If Casey Cougars Men’s and Bayside Vipers Women win one game this weekend with a bonus point then they will be guaranteed top spot for the inaugural season. A schools and local AusTouch gala day has been planned at the VT Round seven venue starting at 9am featuring the product of extensive development work that has been happening in the Outer Melbourne Eastern suburbs.Results Round Six VTA League at Glenferrie Road:Men Casey 7 d University 4; Melbourne City 9 d Bayside 8 Women Bayside 4 d Melbourne City 3; University 3 d Casey 2The Victorian Touch website:’s it for this week’s edition of “a Set of Six”.Please be sure to check out each State’s website for all the latest information, news, and views in Touch Football from around the nation.last_img read more

Trans Tasman Messages of Support

first_imgWe’ve received many messages of support in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, which starts today in Auckland. Check out what has been sent through here:”Good luck to all the Aussie teams. Anthony Ziade I hope your wish comes true and you are able to play an entire tournament or at least one game without being sent to the bin – have a great tournament :)” – Penny Stubbs”Go get ’em Cara!!! Good luck from everyone at Movement Medicine. transtasman2013 touchfootyaus” “Congrats girls on your great win!!! Very proud of you all.  I was told the NZ team were rather big  but you showed them. Great try Maddi, Love to all Granny”. – Laurel Mooney”Congratulations to 18 girls team. Wonderful news.  Go madi go – keep playing hard and win the last game be the best aussie team.  Love nana regan” – Patricia Regan There are plenty of ways that you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, which is taking place in Auckland from Tuesday, 5 February until Sunday, 10 February 2013. Touch Football Australia will be reporting live during the games on its social media pages, which can be found by clicking on the links below:Facebook – – (be sure to use the #transtasman2013 hashtag)Instagram – Search for ‘Touch Football Australia’The and websites will have all of the latest news, information, stories and match reports uploaded to the sites. Highlights from the series will also be uploaded to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel throughout the event – Be sure to also send in your message of support to the Australian teams in the lead up to the series, which will then be posted on the website in the lead up to and during the series. You can do this through any of our social media sites or send an email to with your message.Related LinksMessages of Support Hi Dad (Matt Curran),I hope you play well against the Kiwi’s.  Hope your knee is O.K.  Hope you score lots of tries.  I’m so proud of you representing Australia.  I miss and love you so much.GO DAD!!Love your girl Brooklyn Curran“Best of luck to the Aussie 18 Girls and their Coach Justin Creighton….you have all worked so hard this campaign, I am sure you will all get the positive results you deserve.  Special mention to the five Manly Sea Eagles girls and Captain Laura Peattie – you will do your club and country proud!” – Anthony Dudeck“Good luck to the 18 year girls Touch Footy team – go Madi and play all over the girls from New Zealand.” Love Nana Regan “Good luck U18. We will be there to support you if you don’t see us you will hear us.” Robyn Luke “Touch Football ACT wishes the ACT players, coaches and managers who are participating in the 2013 Trans Tasman Series all the best of luck and hope you have an enjoyable experience.” Touch Football ACT“To my beautiful grand daughter Maddie Studdon and her team mates I wish you all good luck this week – so bring it on home.” Tricia Elliott“Dearest Maddie Studdon and the team, Good luck versing NZ. Bring back a “Slice of Heaven” to the Downunder. Xx PS. I hope you and the team make the Touch World Cup in 2015 which will be held here in Australia.” Joshua Petranker“Shout out to my bro Lachy Pierce, good luck my bro!” Kody Tree“Good luck Maddie Studdon and all your teams mates along with all the youth teams.” Jo-Anne Studdon “A big shoutout to all the Aussie refs!! Sending you some lovin’, guys! All your training has paid off; congratulations on your selection to referee at the highest level! Good luck and referee well!” Alanah Sinclair “Good luck to the 18 boys, do us all proud” Mark Western “All the best to touchfootyaus players competing in the Trans Tasman this week in NZ.. Specially my girls aliciaquirk and annahicks92” – Lizzie Campbell“Good luck to Griffin Legal’s Ez_Taylor and the Australian touchfootyaus teams competing in theTransTasmanSeries in NZ this week!” Griffin Legal“Good luck to everyone representing Australia this week against NZ transtasman2013 especially our VIC chicks BrookeyJ9 Jetta12Friend.” Suzy Barrett“To the #1 coach no luck is needed for the best in the business stormie SwainRovelli transtasman2013” – Lizzie Campbell“So excited. Good luck Australia, you’re gonna smash this transtasman2013” Saya The Kid“Good luck this week SwainRovelli make sure you tweet some updates transtasman2013” Grant Rovelli “transtasman2013 Aus MO boys, hope ur fit as racing snakes. Smash NZ like they owe you money! Good luck.” Peter Hampsonlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd chiefs believe Mourinho an obstacle to securing stars to new deals

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chiefs believe Mourinho an obstacle to securing stars to new dealsby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chiefs believe new contract talks with players are being held up by the presence of manager Jose Mourinho, it has been claimed.The Daily Mail says the players were given the day off after Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, but have spoken for some time about it being a matter of when, and not if, Mourinho is sacked.The mood at the club is said to be desperate and he has almost no support left in the dressing-room.It emerged on Monday that United have triggered the 12-month extension on Anthony Martial’s contract – as they did with David de Gea last month – and are conscious that negotiations with both players over a new deal would be easier if Mourinho is no longer in charge. last_img read more

10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

a month agoFabinho insists Liverpool need ‘something extra’ to break title drought

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Fabinho insists Liverpool need ‘something extra’ to break title droughtby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabinho says Liverpool have to do “something extra” after finishing second last season with a record points total of 97.The Reds have got off to the perfect start to this term with five wins from five games.”Last season we achieved a club record number of points in the Premier League,” he told the official Liverpool FC magazine.”I think it was the third-highest points total in the history of the competition. This shows how much the level of competition is increasing.”We’re a great team but all our rivals are very strong as well, it shows that if we want to be champions we have to do something extra. “It’s not enough beating the record, sometimes we have to do even more.”We’ve focused upon this at the start of the season and started really well. I hope this run of form continues as it will help with our confidence in the forthcoming games.” last_img read more

9 days agoLiverpool to listen to offers for Herbie Kane

first_imgLiverpool to listen to offers for Herbie Kaneby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool will listen to offers for Herbie Kane in January.Although the 20-year-old is highly-rated at Anfield, the club feel as though he won’t be able to crack into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.Football Insider says Rangers, Swansea and Hull City are all interested in the central midfielder.Kane excelled on loan last season at Doncaster Rovers. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoLiverpool veteran Milner: We’re all delighted about Oxlade-Chamberlain return

first_imgLiverpool veteran Milner: We’re all delighted about Oxlade-Chamberlain returnby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Milner says Liverpool are delighted about the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The midfielder, who missed almost all of last season with injury, seems to be hitting his straps after a double in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Genk.Speaking after the victory, Milner told BT Sport:”Everyone’s delighted for him. It’s the things that people don’t see behind the scenes, the hard work around the training ground.”He’s got a great strike and he’s good in those pockets. It’s great to have him back and he’s another option in that midfield, where there’s already great competition for places.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Taylor Swift Watched Her Brother Graduate From Notre Dame Today, She’s Pretty Excited

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot dancing with the band.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: The Leprechaun from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish excites the crowd in front of the Notre Dame Marching band against of the Michigan Wolverines September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan won 47-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Everett Golson, Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton weren’t the only notable people to graduate from Notre Dame today. Taylor Swift’s brother, Austin, also graduated from the prestigious university. The pop star was in attendance at Notre Dame Stadium to watch the ceremony, too. She was pretty excited for her sibling.last_img

Photos: Alabama Players Are Very Jealous Of Nick Saban’s New Car, Which Is Awesome

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Alabama won the game by a score of 42-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Nick Saban has a new car. It’s a shiny Mercedes-Benz and, yes, it is awesome. The Alabama head coach apparently drove it to the Crimson Tide’s football facility today. And, unsurprisingly, Saban’s players were very impressed by it. I just want yall to understand how Saban kilt the game today….. Smh boy boy boy— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) June 10,— Juice (@D_4Charlot) June 11, 2015When I saw Saban’s new whip, I thought he was James Bond or some B lol— Khi (@MekhiBrownFFF) June 10, 2015Saban’s car bruh!!— Brandon (@SabanNation_15) June 10, 2015It’s good to be the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football program. It’s very, very good. [BamaOnLine]last_img read more

Kirby Smart Responds To Jim Harbaugh’s “Barking Up The Wrong Tree” Tweet

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) kirby smart georgiaTwitter/@KirbySmartUGAAt this rate, Jim Harbaugh’s ongoing war of words with half of the college football world may last until next season. It looks like he’ll have to find another new sparring partner, however. Georgia’s Kirby Smart was critical of Michigan’s upcoming trip to IMG Academy, saying that he believes the NCAA will have to step in to stop it. That earned him a tweet from Harbaugh, who said that he was “barking up the wrong tree” with any assertion that Michigan is trying to break NCAA rules.And that is enough for Smart. When asked about Harbaugh’s response, he chose not to feed things any more. From“No reaction,” Smart said following an hour-long speech he gave at the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s football coaches conference. “To be honest with you, I’m focused on what we can do at the University of Georgia to get better. That’s the most important thing to me, getting better there.”That’s no fun, Kirby. Luckily, odds are Harbaugh will find someone else to get into it with soon enough. He’s very good at that.[]last_img read more

Lewis handed first USMNT call-up

first_imgNew York City FC midfielder Jonathan Lewis has been added to the roster for the U.S. national team’s January camp. Lewis, 21, has earned his first senior call-up after previously representing the U.S. at the Under-20 level. The midfielder will form part of Gregg Berhalter’s first roster, after the former Columbus Crew boss was named USMNT manager in early December.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Berhalter will have 28 players report to camp on Jan. 8, ahead of his first two matches in charge. The U.S. will take on Panama on Jan. 27 at State Farm Stadium near Phoenix, before they face Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Lewis has featured sparingly for NYCFC since being selected third overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. The University of Akron product has made 25 total appearances over two MLS seasons, making just four total starts. Lewis spent five games on loan in the USL with Louisville City in 2018. USMNT roster (club; caps/goals)GOALKEEPERS (4) – Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 1/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 5/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)DEFENDERS (10) – Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), Greg Garza (FC Cincinnati; 10/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 2/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 0/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Keegan Rosenberry (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 4/1)MIDFIELDERS (11) – Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 23/2), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 17/2), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 142/17), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 6/0), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 5/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 5/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 11/0)FORWARDS (3) – Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers, 0/0), Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 0/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 40/6)last_img read more

Bayern bid £35m for Hudson-Odoi & offer him No.10 shirt

first_imgBayern Munich have made a fourth bid of £35 million ($45m) for Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi, as the Blues are put under increased pressure to sell their academy product, Goal understands.Chelsea have yet to accept the offer and have been hoping to renew their 18-year-old’s contract, but they have not been able to come to an agreement with Hudson-Odoi, who had grown unhappy with a lack of first-team chances ahead of the transfer window.Hudson-Odoi is understood to still be in contention for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham on Tuesday night. He is likely to be involved in the game at Wembley as Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces a spell on the sidelines, and with Pedro and Willian unlikely to be able to complete 90 minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Chelsea will still decide the destiny of Hudson-Odoi, but with only 18 months left on his current contract, the Premier League club may decide that the offer from the German champions is too good to pass up.Juventus, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund had earlier registered an interest in Hudson-Odoi, but it has become clear that Bayern are most committed to their approach and they are willing to offer him the number 10 shirt that he prefers to wear.Chelsea have tried to ward off interest in Hudson-Odoi in successive pre-match press conferences, as Maurizio Sarri and Gianfranco Zola from the coaching team lauded their youngster’s abilities . Sarri said on Monday that it would not be a good move for Hudson-Odoi to go to Bayern.”I don’t think so, because he’s an English player, he’s very young,” Sarri told reporters at Cobham Training Centre . “He has the future and I think he has a very great future here, with the national team and with Chelsea. I think to stay here is better for him.”I know, for me, he is a very important player. He’s young, but he’s improving. He played really well in the last match.”Bayern coach Niko Kovac confirmed over the weekend that his club have been following the progress of Hudson-Odoi .”[Hudson-Odoi] is from the same year as [Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon] Sancho, which was very successful,” he explained to reporters on Saturday.”It is completely normal that we are aware of and are following the player. For if and when something will happen you will have to ask Brazzo (Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic).”last_img read more

Van Dijk: Portugal more than just Ronaldo

first_imgVirgil van Dijk said there was more for Netherlands to worry about than just Cristiano Ronaldo in their Nations League final against Portugal. Netherlands booked their spot in the decider with a 3-1 extra-time win over England in Guimaraes on Thursday. Van Dijk, considered one of the world’s best defenders, and Ronaldo, arguably the best player on the planet, will go head to head in the final on Sunday.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But the Liverpool star said there was more to Portugal than just Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in their semi-final victory against Switzerland. “We’ll see. It’s not only Cristiano Ronaldo we’re going to face, we face a great Portugal. We will see what’s going to happen,” Van Dijk told reporters. “I’m looking forward to playing this final with this team, and we’re going to give everything that we can to hopefully hold that trophy in the end and do everyone proud.” While Ronaldo starred again against Switzerland, a Portugal teenager – Joao Felix – has generated plenty of buzz with his performances for Benfica. The youngster started and played well in the club’s semi-final win and is being linked with a big-money move this summer having shown his quality in Europe with a classy hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash.   And Liverpool defender Van Dijk, who helped his club to the Champions League crown this season, said he expected Joao Felix to have a fine career. F I N A L E ! #NEDENG #NationsLeague— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) June 6, 2019″I watch football as well, I’ve seen the Europa League. Everyone has seen him. He’s a big talent for them,” he said. “He has a bright future in front of him if he stays humble and keeps working hard and hopefully we can shut them down. “Hopefully we are going to win.” A Nations League triumph would cap off a wonderful year for Van Dijk, who has become one of the best centre-backs in the world since making the jump to Liverpool.  Aside from winning the Champions League crown, to club finished just one point back of Manchester City in the Premier League title race.last_img read more

Juventus pre-season: Friendlies, transfers & Serie A fixtures

first_imgJuventus will look to extend their dominion over Serie A in 2019-20, having secured their seventh successive Scudetto last season, which brought their overall tally to 35 titles.Cristiano Ronaldo chipped in with 21 league goals as the Turin giants finished 11 points ahead of nearest rivals Napoli, and a remarkable 21 ahead of Atalanta and Inter, who finished third and fourth respectively.However, while they were well ahead in the league, they fell short in the Champions League, coming unstuck against a defiant Ajax side in the quarter-finals. They were also dumped out of the Coppa Italia in spectacular fashion, losing 3-0 to Atalanta at the quarter-final stage. Improvement will undoubtedly be expected in those areas. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! 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Ahead of the upcoming campaign, which will be led by Maurizio Sarri, Goal takes a look at Juventus’ pre-season friendly schedule, the club’s transfer activity and when their Serie A defence begins again.Juventus pre-season fixtures Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue Jul 21 Juventus 2-3 Tottenham 12:30pm / 7:30am National Stadium, Singapore Jul 24 Inter 12:30pm / 7:30am Olympic Stadium, Nanjing Aug 10 Atletico Madrid 5pm / 12pm Friends Arena, Solna Juventus’ 2019 pre-season chiefly revolves around the International Champions Cup (ICC), which will see them tour Asia and make a trip to Scandinavia.Their first ICC clash took place on July 21 against Champions League runners-up Tottenham, and the National Stadium in Singapore was the venue.Three days later they head to east China, where they will contest a Derby d’Italia against Serie A rivals Inter in Nanjing.A clash against Atletico Madrid in Sweden wraps up their pre-season preparations two weeks in advance of the first gameweek of the new season.Of course, more friendly games may be announced before then and we will keep you up to date with any developments.Juventus 2019-20 transfer activity Matthijs de Ligt Juventus 2019-20With Serie A becoming somewhat of a procession for Juve, their focus has unsurprisingly turned to the Champions League. If they learned anything from last season it is that they need to strengthen.The club secured the services of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot on free transfers from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, meaning the midfield is set to take on a different dynamic in 2019-20.An ageing defence has forced the club to bring in reinforcements and they have signed one of the brightest prospects in world football, Matthijs de Ligt, from Ajax as well as Merih Demiral from Sassuolo.Furthermore, club stalwart Gianluigi Buffon has returned, which is a major boost in the goalkeeper department.In terms of outgoings, the club bid farewell to stalwart Andrea Barzagli, who retired at the age of 38 and Leonardo Spinazzola signed for Roma, while Martin Caceres returned to Lazio following his loan spell.Speculation continues to swirl over the futures of players such as Mario Mandzukic, Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic.Transfer activity in Position Player Transferred from Fee Date MF Aaron Ramsey Arsenal Free Jul 1 MF Luca Pellegrini Roma €22m Jul 1 MF Adrien Rabiot PSG Free Jul 1 GK Gianluigi Buffon PSG Free Jul 4 DF Merih Demiral Sassuolo €18m Jul 5 DF Matthijs de Ligt Ajax €75m Jul 18 Transfer activity out Position Player Transferred to Fee Date DF Andrea Barzagli Retired – Jul 1 DF Leonardo Spinazzola Roma €29.5m Jul 1 Juventus 2019-20 Serie A fixtures Juventus’ 2019-20 Serie A season will kick off on August 25 in an away trip to Parma. Date Time Match 25/08/2019 15:00 Parma vs Juventus 01/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Napoli 15/09/2019 15:00 Fiorentina vs Juventus 22/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Verona 25/09/2019 15:00 Brescia vs Juventus 29/09/2019 15:00 Juventus vs SPAL 06/10/2019 15:00 Inter vs Juventus 20/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Bologna 27/10/2019 15:00 Lecce vs Juventus 30/10/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Genoa 03/11/2019 15:00 Torino vs Juventus 10/11/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Milan 24/11/2019 15:00 Atalanta vs Juventus 01/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Sassuolo 08/12/2019 19:45 Lazio vs Juventus 15/12/2019 15:00 Juventus vs Udinese 22/12/2019 15:00 Sampdoria vs Juventus 05/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Cagliari 12/01/2020 15:00 Roma vs Juventus 19/01/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Parma 26/01/2020 15:00 Napoli vs Juventus 02/02/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Fiorentina 09/02/2020 15:00 Verona vs Juventus 16/02/2020 19:45 Juventus vs Brescia 23/02/2020 15:00 SPAL vs Juventus 01/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Inter 08/03/2020 15:00 Bologna vs Juventus 15/03/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lecce 22/03/2020 15:00 Genoa vs Juventus 05/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Torino 11/04/2020 15:00 Milan vs Juventus 19/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Atalanta 22/04/2020 15:00 Sassuolo vs Juventus 26/04/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Lazio 03/05/2020 15:00 Udinese vs Juventus 10/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Sampdoria 17/05/2020 15:00 Cagliari vs Juventus 24/05/2020 15:00 Juventus vs Romalast_img read more

Report: Pyunik 0-4 Wolves

first_imgRaul Jimenez scored twice as Wolves cruised to a 4-0 win over Pyunik in the first leg of their Europa League third-round qualifier at the Republican Stadium.Nuno Espirito Santo was rewarded for naming a strong starting line-up for Thursday’s match – Wolves’ first European tie outside of the United Kingdom since 1980 – as Jimenez made it back-to-back braces after starring against Crusaders in the previous round.The Mexico striker added to his early-season goals tally with strikes either side of half-time in Armenia after Matt Doherty had opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Wolves, who faced a 6,370-mile journey home ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Leicester City, gave themselves further breathing space ahead of next week’s return leg with Pyunik thanks to Ruben Neves’ late penalty.A convincing win in Armenia!— Wolves (@Wolves) August 8, 2019Doherty was considered a fitness doubt ahead of the game but he was used from the off and made the breakthrough with a composed finish past Andrija Dragojevic after being slipped in by Diogo Jota.Jota fired over from a good position shortly after, though he bagged the second of his three assists by squaring to Jimenez, who fired into the roof of the net three minutes before the interval.The third goal arrived 35 seconds into the second half as Jimenez latched on to Jota’s pass and made no mistake when one-on-one with Dragojevic.Jimenez was denied a third by a clearance off the line, but the visitors added a fourth goal in added time as debutant substitute Patrick Cutrone was felled in the box, allowing Neves to convert from the penalty spot.Wolves will play the winner of the tie between Serie A side Torino and Shakhtyor of Belarus in the play-off round.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Is Going To Be On A Major TV Show Tonight

first_imgJim Harbaugh appears on Comedy Central's "Detroiters."We haven’t heard a lot from Jim Harbaugh recently. Michigan football has started training camp, but the normally-attention grabbing coach has remained pretty quiet.He’ll be popping up on TV tonight, though it will be in a much different context than you normally see him.Harbaugh will be making a cameo in the Comedy Central series Detroiters.The series follows a pair of best friends from Detroit, played by Veep star Sam Richardson and former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Robinson, who produce low-budget ads for local businesses.Jim Harbaugh revealed the Detroiters cameo via Twitter, featuring a gif of him chucking his hat at a poster.Tonight I’m on one of my favorite shows @Detroiters at 10:30ET on Comedy Central. Watch me Fowling for charity, I had a blast! (Yes, I got too into it.)— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 9, 2018Comedy Central has shared a clip from the episode, with more Jim Harbaugh antics included.The Michigan head coach spoke to the Detroit Free Press about his comedy turn. Apparently, he was already a fan of the show.Harbaugh describes himself as a big fan of the show, which is made here and stars Richardson and Tim Robinson as small-time Detroit ad men.“It was a lot of fun to do,” said Harbaugh of filming his sequence. “The guys, Sam and Tim, are really good guys. The whole set, the people couldn’t have been more of a pleasure to be around. I wish them nothing but success.”Richardson says that the excitable Michigan coach really went for it during the episode.“Detroiters” co-creator and star Sam Richardson told the Free Press earlier this year that Harbaugh was a great sport about the segment.“We reached out to him and it turned out he loved the show. … He was so game and so gung ho. He came to set and was like, ‘I love you guys,’ ” said Richardson.Harbaugh didn’t hold anything back with his performance, according to Richardson: “He took it to the nth degree.”I’m sure the episode will provide us with some great gifs to use during Michigan games this fall.last_img read more

Lane Kiffin Just Addressed The Nick Saban “Cheating” Allegations

first_imgNick Saban and Lane Kiffin talking into their headsets.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin converse against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nick Saban and Alabama’s football program were accused of cheating by a rival anonymous coach in an annual survey on the country’s most-underrated and most-overrated coaches, compiled by CBS Sports.“If you had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country every year [you’d win like Nick Saban]. He shows up at every single game with a better roster than the teams he ‘s playing. … If you count cheating and getting the best players in the country as part of running a program, he’s the best in the country. It’s like saying an NFL coach is the best coach in the league if he gets 25 first-round picks every year,” the anonymous coach said.Nick Saban both dominates the recruiting cycle and the college football season. It’s not surprising that other coaches would be jealous of his success.But does he cheat to attain that success?Lane Kiffin says no.The FAU head coach, who worked under Saban in Tuscaloosa for several seasons, appeared on Colin Cowherd’s radio show this afternoon. He addressed the “cheating” allegations.Kiffin says all Nick Saban does is work harder than everyone else.“He’s the best recruiter in the world because of the time he spends,” Kiffin told Cowherd. “He’s on the phone with recruits every single day. At night he has a list of recruits he’s personally calling himself.”“The only cheating they do is he works harder than everybody else.”Alabama’s 2019 class is ranked No. 2 in the country. The Crimson Tide’s 2018 team is opening the year No. 1 in both of the preseason polls.last_img read more