Manchester United hit back over Real Madrid’s De Gea comments

first_img1 Manchester United have responded to Real Madrid’s allegations earlier today blaming the Red Devils for the collapse of the David De Gea transfer. The deal stalled on Monday night after a mix-up over the paperwork, with both clubs failing to take responsibility for the mishap. De Gea will now remain at Old Trafford at least until January and United have hit back at Real, giving their version of yesterday’s events: 1) Manchester United did not seek contact from Real Madrid for the sale of David. David is a key member of our squad and the club’s preference was not to sell – no offer was received for David until yesterday (Monday). 2) At lunchtime yesterday, Real Madrid made its first offer to buy David. A deal was agreed between the clubs, which included Keylor Navas being transferred to Old Trafford. The deals were dependent on each other.3) In the last several hours of the process, with Navas at the Real Madrid training ground, Real Madrid were controlling the documentation processes of David, Navas and Real Madrid. Manchester United was in control only of the documentation of Manchester United.4) Manchester United sent transfer documents for both players to Real Madrid at 2042 BST. David’s documentation was returned by Real Madrid to Manchester United without the signatory page at 2232 BST. 5) At 22:40 BST, minutes before the deadline, major changes to the documentation came through to Manchester United which immediately put the deals at risk. Only at 2255 BST were the documents that are needed to cancel David’s contract received by Manchester United from Real Madrid. 6) At this point Navas’ documentation was still not returned by Real Madrid.7) At 2258 BST, the transfer agreement was sent back by Manchester United, uploaded onto TMS and accepted – all before the deadline. It is our understanding that the deals couldn’t happen because:– Real Madrid didn’t upload David’s documents onto TMS in time (Manchester United did)– Real Madrid didn’t upload David’s documents to the Spanish league in time, per reports it seems some 28 minutes after the deadline • The fact that Manchester United filed the papers on time was acknowledged by the Football Association, who offered to support that claim in any discussions with FIFA. The Club offered this assistance, as well as its own timestamped documents to Real Madrid but they have chosen not to go down this route.The club went on to say they are delighted to keep hold of the Spanish goalkeeper. David De Gea last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp insists he has full say on Liverpool transfers despite Brendan Rodgers’ claims

first_img Jurgen Klopp 1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reiterated his insistence he is in charge of transfers after predecessor Brendan Rodgers claimed players were forced upon him.In an interview on Sunday Rodgers cited the example of Mario Balotelli, currently on loan at AC Milan after a poor debut season at Anfield, as a situation where he had no control over signings.“He wasn’t someone I felt was suited or fitted the profile of what we were after but the ownership thought this is a £50million player that they can bring in for £16million. When the owners want you to go down that route and there are no other options, you give it a go,” he said.Liverpool’s transfer committee, made up of the manager, members of the scouting department and senior management, has come in for much criticism after a raft of mediocre signings.Klopp admits there are certain parameters within which he must work but was unequivocal on who has the final word.“If I say, for example, we take Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is 35, and we would have to pay £100million then maybe I should ask before I sign him,” he said.“But it is as it is when I said on the first day I came here; it is like I used to work.“Sometimes my staff and myself have an idea with a player we know or heard about and we collect some information about this.“If I don’t want the player to come here he will not come and if the player I want does not fit our budget then he will not come too. That is absolutely normal.”There is no doubt Liverpool do need new recruits in the summer but goalkeeper will not be one of them after Simon Mignolet signed a new five-year contract.The Belgium international is second only to Manchester City’s Joe Hart in terms of clean sheets in the last couple of years but he has come in for criticism for a number of errors and unconvincing performances but none of that has worried Klopp.“We will not have offered him a contract if we had the same thinking (as his critics) – a lot of people who speak about this situation always talk about new goalkeepers,” said the Reds boss.“But when I came here I heard nothing negative about Simon with all the people I spoke to. There was nothing to criticise.“There have been a lot of games since I have been here and he has been involved in one or the other goal we have conceded – as is normal with goalkeepers – but we thought about the package and Simon Mignolet is perfect.“He is a smart guy, young enough to develop in the things he has to develop and he gives the whole team a good feeling when he is in the starting line-up.“The result was we were sure we wanted to work with him for the next few years. We are satisfied with this position.”last_img read more

NFL NOTEBOOK Texans and Raiders set for rematch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre It’s unlikely the Texans (3-5) could win again when the teams meet today in Houston with such a putrid passing attack, considering that only four other teams have won games with negative yards passing since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Houston became the first team in 25 years to win with such a stat as David Carr went 7-for-14 for 32 yards and was sacked five times for 37 yards. It was that kind of performance that led to the decision to cut ties with the franchise’s first draft pick and acquire Matt Schaub from Atlanta in the offseason. With Schaub at the helm, the Texans won their first two games. But they have dropped five of six since and Schaub will miss today’s game against Oakland (2-5) after suffering a concussion from a helmet-to-helmet hit last week against San Diego. Sage Rosenfels will make his third career start in Schaub’s place. Rosenfels has thrown five interceptions and six touchdowns in a relief role the past three weeks, but will focus on protecting the ball in his first start for Houston. “Obviously, if you start a football game or you play the entire game, you’re going to try to be smarter with the ball and take the throws that the defense gives you,” he said. From news services Coach Gary Kubiak admits he has never been part of a game quite like the one his Houston Texans played when they came to Oakland a year ago. Despite failing to complete a pass in the second half and finishing with minus-5 yards passing, the Texans somehow managed to beat the Raiders, 23-14, in a game that reached new lows in ugliness. “It’s as strange as I’ve ever been around,” Kubiak said. “It was not very pretty. We struggled to throw the football, and they rush the passer extremely well, so it didn’t make a lot of sense for us to hurt ourselves any more.” While a game like last year’s between the teams led to quarterback changes in Houston, it also helped contribute to a coaching change in Oakland. The Raiders lost despite outgaining Houston, 302-124, in total yards. They committed five turnovers, missed three field goals and allowed five sacks in a performance indicative of the offensive struggles under Coach Art Shell. The Raiders started 2-2 under new coach Lane Kiffin, matching last year’s win total, but have dropped three straight since the bye. That has raised questions about how much Oakland really has improved despite being competitive in almost every game. “Right now our record isn’t where we want it to be, but every week you have a different challenge and that’s the whole thing about this game that we play,” defensive tackle Warren Sapp said. “It’s a great, humbling game that we play, but also in seven days you get another challenge, so here we go.” Oakland is switching quarterbacks again, too, going back to Josh McCown. Daunte Culpepper won twice after McCown broke a toe on his left foot, but is returning to the backup role. What doomed the Raiders in the loss to Houston last year was the same thing that has hindered them during their three-game losing streak. The team has been mistake-prone with seven turnovers and 27 penalties during the skid. Around the league Jurisprudence: Jaguars rookie linebacker Justin Durant and second-year offensive tackle Richard Collier were arrested in separate incidents, and neither made the trip to New Orleans for today’s game. Jacksonville police arrested Collier for driving under the influence, and Durant was charged with resisting arrest without violence. The Jaguars placed Collier on the reserve/suspended list. The team said Collier and Durant didn’t travel for today’s game. 49ers: The team waived linebacker Hannibal Navies and signed fullback Zak Keasey from the practice squad for the third straight Saturday. The 49ers have waived Navies before each of their last three games. He started two games earlier in the season, but has been limited in recent weeks by a knee injury. Keasey has spent most of the last two seasons on the practice squad, but the 49ers have signed him to the active roster for three straight weeks to help out on special teams while safety Keith Lewis is sidelined by a hamstring injur y.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The Gardens at Whittier will recognize veterans in the community at 11 a.m. Friday at 8101 S. Painter Ave. The Sunshine Acres VFW Post will present a special ceremony to celebrate the lives of residents who served in the armed forces. All veterans and their families are welcome. For more information, call (562)698-0596. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Treatment plant ceremony today PICO RIVERA – Officials from Pico Rivera and the Water Replenishment District of Southern California will commemorate the success of the Wellhead Treatment Project at 10 a.m. today at 8739 Gallatin Road. The project ensures clean, safe drinking water for area residents and businesses. It is the 15th water treatment facility built by WRD. The treatment plant has restored a well that would have been shut down due to contamination, officials said. The well provides the majority of drinking water for Pico Rivera. Health center to hold free fair LA HABRA – The Friends of Children Health Center is hosting a community health fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 501 S. Idaho St. There will be free and low- cost flu vaccines for adults and children, children’s dental screenings and diabetes screenings for all ages. Those in attendance will also be provided with information on how to access affordable health coverage. For more information, call (562)690-0400, Ext. 304. Artists wanted for city banners WHITTIER – The Whittier Community Services Department and the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation are seeking artists to participate in the fourth annual street banner program. Local artists of all ages are encouraged to submit scaled- down drawings for consideration to be painted on to banners measuring 30 inches by 104 inches. The theme is “Music Through the Years.” They should take into account these banners will be viewed from distances of eight to 30 feet or more. The designs should measure 5-inches-by-14-inches and be vertically oriented. Bright colors are suggested. Applicants must submit their designs in person or by mail by 5 p.m. Dec. 3 to the Community Services Department, 13230 Penn St. Judging will be by the Whittier Cultural Arts Projects Review Committee. Those selected will be notified by mid-December. Applicants may submit a maximum of two designs. Once completed, the banners become the property of the city. Entry forms are available at City Hall or online, www.whittierch.org For more information, call (562)464-3360. Veterans’ council to host ceremony PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Veterans’ Council will sponsor its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Monument, at the corner of the Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue. City Councilman and Los Angeles County Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Bob Archuleta will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Vietnam veteran John Adame and guests include Rep. Grace Napolitano, the Pico Rivera City Council and the El Rancho High School ROTC. Daniel Smilie, Jeremy Norton and Dusty Brown of Whittier will be honored for their work on the Veterans Monument site. They earned their Eagle Scout status by completing a three- phase rose garden project. For information, call (562) 695-0029 or (562) 942-1057. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Germany v Ukraine: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img The World Champions are in action, live on talkSPORT Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTWorld champions Germany kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Ukraine in Group C tonight, live on talkSPORT.LIVE ON talkSPORT: GERMANY V UKRAINE – Click here for live commentary from Lille from 8pm BST.Germany line up: Neuer, Howedes, Boateng, Mustafi, Hector, Khedira, Kroos, Muller, Ozil, Draxler, Gotze. Subs: Leno, Hummels, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Can, Weigl, Tah, Sane, Kimmich, Gomez, Ter Stegen.Ukraine line up: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Zozulya. Subs: Boyko, Butko, Tymoschuk, Kucher, Seleznyov, Rotan, Budkivskiy, Rybalka, Garmash, Zinchenko, Karavayev, Shevchenko. 1last_img read more

More than an ego trip

first_img “It’s easy to get caught up doing nothing,” he said. “And that’s what I was doing in Baltimore – nothing.” Without the academics to play at the Division I level, he was directed to go to the junior-college hoop powerhouse San Jacinto College, outside Houston. “I didn’t want to go to San Jac,” he said. “My freshman year, I took the last flight, the day before school started to get down there. That was my make or break point. My whole family, my father, my grandmother, my great aunt – all the people that supported me – they just wanted me to get off the streets of Baltimore.” The major point is that not only did Cassell have an opportunity at San Jacinto, he followed through. “When Sam came here, I don’t want to say he had baggage,” San Jacinto coach Scott Gernander said. “But people told me different things, that he was too hard to coach, that he carried his emotions on his sleeve. I found out quickly that he was a gym rat, and when he played, he played so hard.” San Jacinto has a well-respected basketball program, so much so that Orlando Magic star Steve Francis played there before attending Maryland and becoming the second overall pick of the 1999 NBA draft. Even though Cassell honed his swagger at San Jac, that bravado was noticed by his parents, Sam and Donna Cassell, well before he went away to school. Sam Cassell, Sr., says that he saw his son trash-talk by the age 9 and probably earlier. And the kid didn’t direct his words to his peers, or adults, for that matter. “He was out there in the yard with imaginary friends,” Sam Sr. said. “He was doing all of that.” Little Sam used garbage cans as playmates, and he dribbled around them to work on his skills. Sam Sr. pointed out that his grandson, Sam Cassell III, actually does the same thing at home in Baltimore. The 13-year-old Sam Cassell III wasn’t too talkative when asked about his basketball ability. But when asked if he thought he would play in the NBA, he wrinkled his nose and nodded his head in a way that said, “Duh, of course.” His dad plays in the NBA, and his 56-year-old grandpa worked 29 years driving a garbage truck. Sam Sr., however, insists that despite the difference in their careers, he and his son aren’t all that different. “He hasn’t changed,” Sam Sr. said. “He’s the same, all the time. As a matter of fact, when he’s at home, you can’t even believe he’s in the NBA the way he acts. He greets people the same way he always has – with a smile.” After getting on a positive path at San Jac, Cassell put in two excellent seasons at Florida State, before the Rockets took him with the 24th pick in the 1993 NBA draft. After three seasons and two rings with the Rockets, he left after the 1995-95 season. In the next nine years, he played in Phoenix, Dallas, New Jersey, Milwaukee and Minnesota before joining the Clippers last summer. Through it all, Cassell averaged 16.2 points and 6.2 assists. He has been an excellent fit here and has become a tutor to 20-year-old point guard Shaun Livingston. So considering his impact thus far, the big question is why so many basketball insiders were shocked when the Clippers made the deal. “People were saying this is a guy who only cares about himself, he’s really selfish, whatever,” coach Mike Dunleavy said. “I liked the way he played. All those things were particularly said, and I didn’t really see it. But you never know until he arrives. We’ve had no issues. Period.” Well, maybe one. Gernander tells entertaining tales about drawing up elaborate plays to start games with Cassell agreeing and being enthusiastic and then taking an ad-lib jump shot to start the game. That occasionally still applies. About the misperception of Cassell being a locker-room agitator or a me-first player, Gernander understands why those ideas are out there. Fans often see an ultra-cocky persona on the basketball court, so over the top he can appear to be a cartoon character. “When Sam’s out there playing, he’s talking all the time,” he said. “And he talks to everyone.. Some guys see somebody like that as a head case. And Sam’s always been confident and not afraid to take big shots, so at times, that will look selfish.” Another common perception is that he is a whiner who has repeatedly called himself `underpaid,’ even though he has made more than $37 million over his career and is making $6.2 million this season. Cassell has never hesitated to speak his mind and be blunt. Cassell asked Minnesota for a contract extension after becoming an all-star and he has been unhappy about some past contracts. “Sam’s situation is that he’s going to do what it takes in order to win,” said Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders, who coached Cassell with Minnesota. … “I got a saying, `Sam, your greatest strength is your greatest weakness, if you can’t control it.’ His greatest strength is that he wins games, but sometimes, he might go over the edge.” Saunders said that to `go over the edge’ means taking bad shots or trying to do too much. As a coach, he said he would often have to balance letting Cassell ad-lib and making him follow the team’s plan. Dunleavy has a similar job this season, but so far, the coach has beamed about the veteran’s contributions, and so have his teammates. Clippers guard Cuttino Mobley, who works out with Cassell during the offseason in Houston, said, “He talks a lot. He’s a big mouth, and I love him. He’s one of my closest friends. He’s a leader. He knows a lot of things, and he’s been around. You can learn a lot from him. He’s taught me a lot in these last several years as far as being in the NBA.” Cassell may be a little more pensive, as his career winds down. than when he was a younger a player. He has a 1-year-old son, Caron, and plans on being more involved in his early years than he was with Sam III early in his career. He says he has two years left in him after this season, but wants to be a reserve and role player for his final two seasons. After that, he plans to coach. “I’m a caring guy,” he said. “Everybody knows, that if you’re my friend, I got your back in a crisis. Not just financially, like my teammates here, they don’t need money. They need someone to talk to.” And, boy, can he talk. Joe Stevens, (562) 499-1338 joe.stevens@presstelegram.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “If I’m a general manager, I’m not trading Sam Cassell for Marko Jaric,” Cassell said, referring to the trade that brought him from Minnesota last summer. “No way. I’m a gamer. I know how to win.” There is much more to the 36-year-old point guard than the selfish blabbermouth that some perceive. This outgoing son of a sanitation worker from the rugged streets of Baltimore thrives because of his ego, not despite it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Cassell has brought to the Clippers much needed leadership, clutch shooting and a winning attitude. When the team went 14-5 for the best start in Clipper history, he was a huge reason. “Sam has been great for the team,” the Clippers’ Corey Maggette said. “I can’t stress that enough. His leadership on this team is exactly what we needed.” The ups and downs of playing for seven teams in 13 seasons, including three in one season, have helped shape his character. Cassell was an all-star during 2003-04, his first season with the Timberwolves. In the second, he missed a career-high 23 games with injuries and was blamed when the team missed the playoffs. He also learned a lot the year he graduated from Baltimore’s Dunbar High in 1989 as a Proposition 48 student. That summer, Cassell hung around his hometown with nothing resembling a Division I scholarship. He might have shown some basketball prowess at Dunbar and in playground ball, but he spent most of his time on a path to nothingness. center_img Sam Cassell is cocky. He rubs some people the wrong way. And the Clippers couldn’t be happier. last_img

GET YOUR ‘SPOKE’ IN FOR CHARITY CYCLE!

first_imgOne of Donegal’s biggest charity cycles takes place on April 27th from Killybegs to Letterkenny.The annual sponsored 70 km cycle will go from the School of Tourism Killybegs to the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. There is an open invitation for anyone to take part and it’s a great opportunity to get the legs going and raise some money for charity.The cycle will begin from the School of Tourism at 11 am.Transportation from Letterkenny for bikes and participants will be available on the day, leaving LYIT car park at 9 am sharp.Money will be raised to support the Alzheimer Society (Donegal) and the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team. For more information and a sponsorship card please contact maeve.carr@lyit.ie or Una on 087 6204160.  GET YOUR ‘SPOKE’ IN FOR CHARITY CYCLE! was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHARITY CYCLELYITSchool of Tourismlast_img read more

KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD HOSTING ‘SEARCH & RESCUE’ ALL-IRELAND GAMES THIS WEEKEND

first_imgKillybegs Coast Guard will host the 2014 JSAR (Joint Search and Rescue) Games this weekend in what promises to be a spectacular event for spectators.Teams from the three divisional sectors of Irish Coast Guard (Malin,Valencia, Dublin) along with HM Coastguard from the North will be competing.Two teams from each sector will be taking part along with 4 mixed teams made up of one member from each division. Games are designed to test all the skills used by the Coast Guards members while on call outs.Killybegs Coast Guard volunteers have spent many months designing, preparing and testing the various games but in the interest of fairness they are not allowed to take part!!!The competition will take place at Fintra on Saturday and prize giving will take place on Saturday night in the Bay View Hotel.  KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD HOSTING ‘SEARCH & RESCUE’ ALL-IRELAND GAMES THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-irelandFintraKillybegsSearch and Rescue Gameslast_img read more

NBA roundup: Spurs beat the Heat

first_imgSan Ant. 101, at Miami 94 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Memphis 86 (OT) Allen Iverson hit the tying jumper with 3.2 seconds left in regulation and scored 30 points to lift the 76ers to the overtime victory. Chris Webber opened overtime with a three-point play and Kyle Korver sank a 3-pointer as the Sixers took a four-point lead. at Washington 110, Charlotte 99 Tony Parker scored a career-high 38 points, including a game-clinching jumper with 38 seconds left, as San Antonio rallied to beat Miami. The Spurs blew a 15-point third-quarter lead and had to escape a four-point deficit midway through the fourth, but won to match their best 40-game start (31-9) in franchise history. at Phila. 89, center_img Gilbert Arenas (Grant High of Van Nuys), Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler each topped 20 points, and Washington pulled away from New Orleans early in the fourth quarter. Arenas finished with 33 points, giving him at least 30 in exactly half of Washington’s 38 games. Milwaukee 118, at Atlanta 102 Michael Redd scored 28 points and Bobby Simmons chipped in with 25, helping Milwaukee beat Atlanta to snap a three-game losing streak. Salim Stoudemire led the Hawks with 23 points. Orlando 104, at Charlotte 93 Dwight Howard had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds and Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 points in the Magic’s win. Already without Emeka Okafor (ankle), Kareem Rush (finger), Melvin Ely (ankle) and Sean May (knee surgery), the Bobcats lost leading scorer Gerald Wallace to a knee injury in the third quarter. at Boston 99, New Jersey 96 Ricky Davis scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Boston held on to beat New Jersey. Paul Pierce had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Boston. Jason Kidd had 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Nets. Houston 109, at Chicago 108 (2 OT) Tracy McGrady scored 35 points, including the tying shot at the end of regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, to lead Houston over Chicago. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 19 points. at Minnesota 90, Indiana 85 Wally Szczerbiak scored 20 points and Eddie Griffin had 17 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks to lead Minnesota over Indiana. Minnesota shot 75 percent in the first period of its fourth victory in five games and had all five starters finish in double figures. at Denver 113, Utah 83 Carmelo Anthony continued his surge with 31 points and Denver beat Utah for its fourth straight win. Anthony made 11 of 22 shots from the field and nine of 10 free throws. He is averaging 31.3 points in his last four games. Devin Brown had 23 points for Utah. at Golden St. 99, Cleveland 79 Jason Richardson scored 22 points on his 25th birthday and the Warriors thrived without suspended guard Baron Davis, beating the lifeless Cavaliers. Mike Dunleavy also scored 22 points for the Warriors, who held LeBron James to 14 points, matching his lowest total of the season. Toronto 121, at Seattle 113 Chris Bosh made a team-record 17 free throws without a miss and finished with 29 points to help the Raptors beat the SuperSonics. Bosh added 13 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season. Toronto made 36 of 39 free throws (92.3 percent). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

What United must do to land Pogba, plus latest on Morata, Hart and Koulibaly

first_img1 Will they/ won’t they? That’s what Man United fans and every other football fan wants to know about Paul Pogba and the Red Devils. Here, talkSPORT has the latest on that potential transfer and all the other best ones.PAUL POGBA LATEST:Man United have agreed to pay Paul Pogba £11m a year and are ready to make a £100m offer to Juventus for the 23-year-old midfielder. (AS)Almost a quarter of the United will pay for the France international will go to Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola. (Sunday Times)Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho will sell up to eight players to finance the Pogba transfer, with Marcos Rojo, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger among those at risk. (Sun on Sunday)Mourinho will also offload Juan Mata for £20m to free up funds. (Sunday Express)Mata could go to Juventus as part of the deal to bring Pogba to Old Trafford. (Sunday People)OTHER TRANSFER RUMOURS:Joe Hart could be on his way out of Man City with manager Pep Guardiola keen to complete a £20m deal for Barcelona’s 24-year-old goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. (Sunday Times)Jose Mourinho is still interested in taking Pogba’s France team-mate, Blaise Matuidi to United. (ESPN)Man United have sacked head of youth player recruitment Derek Langley, who had been with the Red Devils for 16 years. (Mail on Sunday)In Spain, it is being reported that Chelsea’s opening offer for Real Madrid’s striker Alavaro Morata has been rejected, with the Liga club keen to hold on to the player. (Marca)Everton hope to beat Chelsea to the signing of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly by offering £40m for the 25-year-old Senegal international. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)Bruno Peres will cost Manchester City £17m as Pep Guardiola chases the Torino full-back as well as Everton’s John Stones and Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus to strengthen his defence. (Mail on Sunday)Guardiola will NOT look to sell City’s Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure this summer. (Sunday Mirror)However, Toure has been offered a £500,000-a-week deal to leave City and play in the Chinese Super League. (Star on Sunday)Saido Berahino will reject a new contract offer from West Bromwich Albion with Premier League rivals Stoke City and Watford interested in the 22-year-old. (Sunday Telegraph)West Ham have turned down a £10m bid from Lazio for their Ecuador striker Enner Valencia. (Sunday Express)Newcastle are on the verge of signing 21-year-old Arsenal defender Isaac Hayden on a five-year deal. (Sky Sports)Rafa Benitez also hopes to sign centre-back Grant Hanley from Championship rivals Blackburn. (Newcastle Chronicle)ENGLAND MANAGER LATEST:The FA is intent on an English successor to Roy Hodgson as England manager with Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce and Bournemouth counterpart Eddie Howe the leading candidates for the job. (Sunday Telegraph)The United States Soccer Federation will not stand in the way of Jurgen Klinsmann if the 51-year-old German coach, currently in charge of the US national side, is offered the position as England manager. (Sunday Mirror)Dutchman Guus Hiddink, 69, is emerging as one of the stronger contenders for the England job and would be happy to school a young English coach such as Eddie Howe or Gareth Southgate to take over after the 2018 World Cup. (Mail on Sunday)MORE TRANSFER STORIES:Papiss Cisse leaves NewcastleThe 10 most expensive transfers that could still happenBest bargain signings so far in the summer transfer windowPower ranking every club by their record transferJurgen Klopp’s ideal XI for the new season with new signings and done deals Here are the stories on Sunday 10 July last_img read more