Wilfried Zaha wants Arsenal to speed up transfer negotiations with Crystal Palace

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Jun 2019 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link480Shares Comment Wilfried Zaha is keen for Arsenal to make their first move (Getty Images)Wilfried Zaha is hoping that Arsenal will submit their first offer to Crystal Palace before the start of next week, according to reports.The 26-year-old made it clear that he wants to join a Champions League club earlier this year but he is now open to joining the Gunners, despite their failure to qualify for the competition.Arsenal, however, have a restricted budget of £45 million for the summer transfer window and that falls well below Crystal Palace’s £80m valuation of Zaha.But according to The Times, Zaha wants to stay in London and his preference is to join Unai Emery’s side.ADVERTISEMENT Zaha reportedly favours a move to Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)The report claims that Zaha wants Palace to reduce his £80m asking price and wants Arsenal to make an official bid before the club’s players begin pre-season training next week.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Palace are in a strong negotiating position as his £130,000-a-week contract expires in the summer of 2023.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnless Palace are willing to drastically compromise, Arsenal will need to offload at least one of their first-team regulars this summer.Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have been made available, while Arsenal are actively trying to offload Shkodran Mustafi.The Gunners are also open to selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but only if they recoup the £56m they spent on signing him from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.Zaha, meanwhile, is currently with Ivory Coast’s squad for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign but he was surprisingly left on the bench in the 1-0 defeat to Morocco on Friday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Wilfried Zaha wants Arsenal to speed up transfer negotiations with Crystal Palacelast_img read more

Arsenal target Chris Smalling to fix their defensive issues

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal target Chris Smalling to fix their defensive issues Arsenal are keeping tabs on Chris Smalling’s progress at Roma (PA Images)Arsenal are targeting a move for Manchester United’s on-loan centre-back Chris Smalling, according to reports.Smalling left United in the summer following the arrival of Harry Maguire and joined Roma on a season-long loan.The 30-year-old has impressed during his first few months in Italy and the Serie A club are already keen to make the move permanent.But according to the Sunday Mirror, Smalling has attracted interest from Arsenal, with the Gunners constantly monitoring his progress in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that United are open to selling Smalling but are demanding £18 million for the centre-back. Comment Smalling is also being monitored by Everton and Leicester City (PA Images)It’s also claimed that Everton and Leicester City are keeping tabs on Smalling’s performances at Roma in preparation for a potential move at the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking about Smalling’s displays at Roma, Solskjaer said earlier this week: ‘Chris has been fantastic. We know sometimes if you change the environment it can go both ways.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But Chris is the type to relish these challenges he’s cultured, enjoys life down there, it’s a new experience for him.‘He’s a boy who couldn’t be here without being a regular and we’re so happy for him because we can see the top player he is.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 8 Dec 2019 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link714Shareslast_img read more

Standard Liege vs Arsenal kick-off time, TV channel, live stream, odds and team news

first_imgFreddie Ljungberg is looking for back-to-back wins (Picture: PA)Arsenal just need to avoid a 5-0 defeat to Standard Liege on Thursday night to make the knockout stages of the Europa League, and even in the tumultuous time the club has been going through, that seems very unlikely.The Gunners got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at West Ham in the Premier League on Monday night and interim manager Freddie Ljungberg will be keen to build some momentum in Belgium.Standard will be going on the offensive as a 5-0 win would see them leapfrog Arsenal in Group F and make the next round.The reverse fixture finished 4-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates with Gabriel Martinelli scoring twice before Joe Willock and Dani Celballos also scored.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhat time is Standard Liege vs Arsenal?The match kicks-off at 5.55pm on Thursday 12 December at Stade Maurice Dufrasne.What TV channel is Standard Liege vs Arsenal on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 5.30pm.Subscribers will be able to stream the action on BT Sport Player or on the BT Sport app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityStandard Liege vs Arsenal oddsStandard 11/4Draw 31/10Arsenal 4/5Standard Liege vs Arsenal team newsGranit Xhaka (concussion), Rob Holding (knee), Dani Ceballos (thigh), Hector Bellerin (thigh), Nicolas Pepe (knee) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder) are all out for Arsenal.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to be rested.MORE: Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal managerMORE: Ray Parlour fears Arsenal board is making a mistake with Carlo Ancelotti Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Dec 2019 4:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Standard Liege vs Arsenal kick-off time, TV channel, live stream, odds and team newscenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

IPE Conference: EU should ‘use single market access to its advantage’

first_imgUS president Donald Trump attends the G7 summit in Canada, June 2018De Gucht warned that “today’s environment and political atmosphere gives China some good opportunities to go even as far as setting a new world order”.The former trade commissioner also urged the EU to work towards modernising the World Trade Organisation in co-operation with the US and China, in order to give the initiative political impetus.Karel de Gucht is currently Belgian minister of state and president of the Institute for European Studies at Brussels Free University. “After almost two years in office, we still can’t make sense of his ‘America first’ [policy],” he argued, noting that “the policy game seems to change every day”. Credit: Patrick FrostKarel de Gucht, former EU commissioner“Europe has, for now, escaped somewhat Trump’s wrath on global trade,” he said. “But the honeymoon between Trump and [European Commission president Jean-Claude] Juncker could very well be over within a fortnight.”De Gucht said he was shocked when he heard Trump describing the EU – “the US’s biggest trading partner and oldest friend” – as a “foe” in the context of trade, in an interview with US TV network CBS in July.In his opinion, Trump’s alienating of allies was “extremely dangerous and foolish”.ChinaOn the relationship with China, De Gucht said that the US should work together with its allies to bring China to the negotiating table.“Rather than chastising his allies, Trump should work with them, as together they can keep China’s international encroachment, expansion and unfair trade practices in check,” the former commissioner said.“You cannot scare it off or anger it further into retaliation. As a world power, a key trade player and partner, China deserves its place on the world market.”center_img The EU should use access to its single market to its advantage when dealing with US president Donald Trump, according to former EU trade commissioner Karel de Gucht.In a keynote speech at IPE’s conference in Dublin last week about the relationship between the EU and the US, De Gucht argued that the EU must remind Trump how “unique and valuable it is, and more beneficial than dealing with member states bilaterally”.He also emphasised that, rather than criticising and bullying its allies – as Trump has done – the EU should take on a “more united and leadership role in trade security, foreign affairs and preserving the rules-based system and democracy”. De Gucht repeatedly referred to the erratic and confusing behaviour of the US president.last_img read more

Jurors in murder trial of Vieille Case man asked to forget previous reports

first_img Share 22 Views   one comment Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA nine member jury has been asked to rid their minds of previous reporting which they may have heard regarding the death of a Vieille Case man on February 5th, 2010 in Calibishie.The re-trial involving Garvin George of Calibishie who was charged and found guilty of murdering Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case in November last year commenced on Wednesday morning at the High Court of Justice.He was sentenced to fourteen years (14) imprisonment however his attorney Wayne Norde appealed the sentence. This was upheld by the Court of Appeal justices who ordered that a re-trial be conducted as there were several mis-directions given by the trial judge.On Wednesday, Director of Public Prosecutions, Gene Pestaina in his opening statements to the jury asked them to focus only on the evidence which is presented during the trial and forget whatever they may have heard outside the Court.According to information revealed in Court by one of the state’s witnesses, corporal of police Linton Mills who was the investigating officer, Garvin George in his statement admitted to stabbing Julien after an altercation on that night.In that statement which corporal Mills read in Court, George explained said that he was “pulling up by his friends” in the vicinity of Toga’s Bar in Calibishie about 7pm when he “confronted Junior about Neefia’s daughter”.As a result of that confrontation, “he [Junior] came up in my face and he had a scissors. He just jack me and we started to fight on the ground. After a while I took the scissors and I was defending myself from him and I made a wild blow”.The pathologist Dr. Marcia Penerio, who conducted a post mortem of the body on 9th February, 2010 had already left the country therefore attorney at law Michael Bruney who was a magistrate at the time of the preliminary inquiry into the incident, read her report.That report indicates that Joseph died of hypovolemic shock and a stab wound to his chest.Another witness, Jackson George who transported Joseph to the Marigot Hospital, although he did not witness the incident, said he drove at “ambulance speed” as he was attempting to save his “friend’s” life.The trial will resume at 9am.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Jurors in murder trial of Vieille Case man asked to forget previous reports by: – May 31, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Lampard targets Bayern Munich midfielder

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Chelsea have reportedly been put on alert by the news that Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara could be available in the summer. Bild claim the ex-Barcelona ace – who is tied down at the Allianz Arena until 2021 – has been told he can leave at the end of the season. The report adds that Arsenal and Spurs are also both keen on the Spanish star.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also:Hudson-Odoi: Why I considered Bayern Munich offer Thiago has netted just once in 15 Bundesliga games this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Messi, Ronaldo pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies

first_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee Read Also: Nine people dead in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash‘It was a pleasure to meet you and share good times together. ‘You were a genius like few others.’Ronaldo also posted his tribute following the news: ‘So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. ‘Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. ‘Sending my condolences to his family and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Tributes have poured in for Bryant from NBA legends including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade. Tiger Woods, who is a LA Lakers fan and a friend of Bryant, also held back the tears during his emotional interview after the Farmers Insurance Open ended.Following the news of Bryant’s death, Messi posted on Instagram: ‘I have no words… all my love for Kobe’s family and friends.last_img read more

Berbatov reveals why he was wrong about Ighalo

first_img Loading… Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that Odion Ighalo is proving him wrong at Manchester United so far, praising him for his goalscoring, strength and technical ability. Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone MoviesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that Odion Ighalo is proving him wrong at Manchester United so far, praising him for his goalscoring, strength and technical ability. Some eyebrows were raised when United brought Ighalo in on a short-term loan deal in January, given that they had been linked with the likes of Erling Braut Haaland instead, but the Nigerian striker is starting to settle in at Old Trafford. The former Watford forward has now scored three goals for his new club, despite not making a Premier League start since his move – and ex-United striker Berbatov has admitted that Ighalo is impressing him. “I’m really happy to see that Odion Ighalo is settling in well,” Berbatov wrote for Betfair, “and he deserves it with the way he is playing, how he links the plays and the goals he is scoring. “All the team are happy when he scores which shows he is fully integrated, and I like the way he looks for the ball and bullies the defenders. “I’ll be honest, I didn’t know too much about him before he joined, obviously I knew about his record in the Premier League, but I questioned if he was the right man and if he would get into the team, but so far he is doing well and proving me wrong. “When you need to play more direct in a game you need a presence in the box, a guy who knows how to get onto the end of a ball, bully the defenders and win the ball. “Ighalo can do that, but he can also play, is technically good as well, he can keep the ball and give it to his team-mates and get into the box, that’s why I like him. “He doesn’t just stay in the box and try to head the ball. He is linking really well with others and that shows in the team performances when he is involved.” Read Also:Ighalo sends Man Utd fans message ahead of Man City cracker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed a few weeks ago that Ighalo’s impact thus far may even put him in contention for a permanent transfer to United. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Some eyebrows were raised when United brought Ighalo in on a short-term loan deal in January, given that they had been linked with the likes of Erling Braut Haaland instead, but the Nigerian striker is starting to settle in at Old Trafford. The former Watford forward has now scored three goals for his new club, despite not making a Premier League start since his move – and ex-United striker Berbatov has admitted that Ighalo is impressing him. “I’m really happy to see that Odion Ighalo is settling in well,” Berbatov wrote for Betfair, “and he deserves it with the way he is playing, how he links the plays and the goals he is scoring. “All the team are happy when he scores which shows he is fully integrated, and I like the way he looks for the ball and bullies the defenders. “I’ll be honest, I didn’t know too much about him before he joined, obviously I knew about his record in the Premier League, but I questioned if he was the right man and if he would get into the team, but so far he is doing well and proving me wrong. “When you need to play more direct in a game you need a presence in the box, a guy who knows how to get onto the end of a ball, bully the defenders and win the ball. “Ighalo can do that, but he can also play, is technically good as well, he can keep the ball and give it to his team-mates and get into the box, that’s why I like him. “He doesn’t just stay in the box and try to head the ball. He is linking really well with others and that shows in the team performances when he is involved.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed a few weeks ago that Ighalo’s impact thus far may even put him in contention for a permanent transfer to United.last_img read more

Messi scores 113th Champions League goal

first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Lionel Messi scored his 113th Champions League goal as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 to tighten their grip on Group F.Messi gave his side the perfect start when he side-footed home calmly inside the box from Arthur’s cute pass with just three minutes on the clock.Barca couldn’t add to their lead in the first half and were made to pay when the hosts equalised through defender Jan Obril’s 50th minute strike.Despite that setback, Ernesto Valverde’s side remained calm and took the lead for a second time when Peter Olayinka deflected Luis Suarez’s cutback past his own goalkeeper.Tags: Lionel Messilast_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni’s ‘Special 300’ in Hamilton T20I adds another feather to his record-breaking cap

first_imghighlights MS Dhoni became the first Indian player to play 300 Twenty20 games.Rohit Sharma has played 298 Twenty20 games.India will be aiming to win the T20I series in New Zealand for the first time. Chris Gayle (369) is still going strong with over 12000 runs at an average of close to 40 with a staggering 21 centuries. Shoaib Malik (335), Ryan ten Doeschate (328), Dwayne Smith (326), Albie Morkel (318), Ravi Bopara (317), Sunil Narine (314), Sohail Tanvir (308) and Luke Wright (300) are the other players to enter this prestigious club. Tanvir and Malik are the only Pakistan players in this club while ten Doeschate is the only player from the non-Test playing nations to feature in this list.Dhoni will be hoping to help India win a series in New Zealand for the first time as India look to end their international sojourn on the ultimate high. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: MS Dhoni has broken so many records in his illustrious career that it is becoming very difficult to keep count. His lightning fast stumpings and his ability to read the game and stay calm in pressure make him one of the most valuable assets in the Indian cricket team. On Sunday, during the Hamilton ODI, MS Dhoni entered a special 300-club in the Twenty20 format. The former India skipper became the first Indian player to play 300 Twenty20 games. In his Twenty20 playing career, he has played for Jharkhand, Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League apart from T20Is for India. Rohit Sharma is the other Indian batsman who has played the most Twenty20 games with 297 games.Both Rohit and Dhoni have played in the least number of teams in this format. Rohit has played for India A, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai and Mumbai Indians and he has a chance to enter the 300-club during the 2019 Indian Premier League which will be played in March 2019. Dhoni is the 13th player to play over 300 games in this format.Kieron Pollard of the West Indies has played in the most Twenty20 games in history with 446. Pollard is followed by Dwayne Bravo, who recently announced his international retirement. Pollard and Bravo are the only players in history to have played over 400 Twenty20 games with Bravo the only bowler to take over 450 wickets in this format. Brendon McCullum has played 370 games and is nearing 10000 runs but the former New Zealand skipper will announce his retirement after the end of the Big Bash League in Australia.last_img read more