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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. 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 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


TAS, VIC AND SA AFFILIATES JOIN TFA

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


A SET OF SIX – VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT

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 acrawford@touchsa.com.auOther 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 pmariu@touchsa.com.auThe Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auAUSTRALIAN 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 info@acttouch.com.auThe Australian Capital Territory website: www.acttouch.com.auNORTHERN 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: www.touchnt.com.auWESTERN 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: www.victouch.com.auThat’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 – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the #transtasman2013 hashtag)Instagram – Search for ‘Touch Football Australia’The www.austouch.com.au and www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com 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 – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. 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 www.austouch.com.au 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 media@austouch.com.au 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