Spurs plotting £120m summer spree with FIVE players including Chilwell and Ake

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly plotting a huge £120million summer spree with Jose Mourinho prioritising deals for young and quick defenders.The Spurs boss is believed to be keen on transforming his ageing backline and is planning a major overhaul – with Daniel Levy set to back him.1 Bournemouth ace Nathan Ake and Leicester star Ben Chilwell are reportedly being targeted by TottenhamWith Jan Vertonghen, 32, out of contract in the summer and Toby Alderweireld turning 31 next month, Spurs know they must dip into the transfer market.According to the Daily Express, the North London side are targeting moves for five players as the Special One looks for youthful additions.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamOne of those on the radar is Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake, 24, who seems destined to leave in the near future -especially if the Cherries are relegated.And they also claim that Spurs are interested in Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, though he may be unwilling to leave should the Foxes secure Champions League football.I WANT MOURAnother Premier League star that has caught Mourinho’s attention is Norwich right-back Max Aarons.The 20-year-old was linked with a move to the Lilywhites in January, but the Canaries were unwilling to part ways with the player as they look to beat the drop.As well as Ake, the Express claim that Mourinho is also a big fan of Benfica centre-half Ruben Dias, but they could face competition from Manchester United for his signature.Nice right-back Youcef Atal, 24, is also reportedly an option, with Serge Aurier and Juan Foyth too inconsistent to be nailed on starters every week.Mourinho declared on Monday that he is already looking forward to next season, as he said: “Contrary to some people who want to be in the news and tell things that are not true – I am really happy at the club.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“You know me quite well, enough to know that I am really happy. Difficult? Yes, but if it was not difficult it wouldn’t be for me.“I like the players and who they are. I like very much the relationship I have with them. If you see a bad face from me it is because of a bad result. I cannot change myself.“That’s just me. The reality is that I am happy and I look forward to what is coming, and even more for what is coming next season. I want to start working with them in July.”Dele Alli accused of filming ‘racist’ video mocking deadly coronavirus and Asian man at airportEngland footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more

Perfect Storm claim 2017 premiership

first_imgThe North Queensland Cowboys battled bravely right to the end were barely in the contest right from the outset against a Storm side that were clinical and relentless from the opening whistle in Cronk’s final game in purple.It is fitting that the final club game from that trio saw all three bring their best to the game’s biggest stage, scoring or helping create four tries. They got plenty of assistance from their dominant forward pack and some moment of brilliance from exciting young stars like Josh Addo-Carr.The score-line reflected the sheer dominance of Melbourne’s performances right from Round 1 this year but did not fairly reflect the effort the Cowboys put into a contest.The match started in horrific fashion for the Cowboys with play held up for several minutes while prop Shaun Fensom received medical attention and was taken from the field after just four minutes. Attempting to stop a charging Jesse Bromwich along with teammate Ethan Lowe, the latter landed awkwardly on Fensom’s ankle. He immediately signalled for the trainer and there was a delay of several minutes while Fensom was administered pain relief and loaded onto a medicab.While North Queensland managed to weather the storm for the opening 20 minutes the favourites started to flex their muscle from midway through the half.First Will Chambers received a Cowboys bat-back from an attacking bomb near Melbourne’s end and offloaded to a breakaway Josh Addo-Carr who streaked 70 metres to open the scoring.After a few more sets of dominant and a Smith grubber for a repeat set, Melbourne extended their lead when Felise Kaufusi carved past Te Maire Martin off a nice Billy Slater pass in the 28th minute.When Antonio Winterstein charged onto a Cooper Cronk attacking grubber and fumbled it at his own line it set the stage for yet another Storm assault and this time Slater went himself, slicing through an increasingly brittle-looking Cowboys left edge defence to make it 18-0 at the break.The Cowboys desperately needed to be first to score in the second half against the competition’s best front-runners and they got some help from the Storm, who handed over five straight penalties through offside and ruck infringements to camp the Cowboys in attacking range and allow Te Maire Martin to slice through.That was as good as it got for the Cowboys though as an unstoppable Storm outfit exploded late in similar fashion to that in which they put Brisbane to the sword a week earlier.Bega-born lock Dale Finucane exploded onto a Smith flat ball at the line to burst over in the 64th minute; a simple error from Kane Linnett coughed the ball up to Josh Addo-Carr who offloaded to an unmarked Curtis Scott three minutes later. Addo-Carr bagged his double in the 73rd minute after some lovely lead-up work from Cronk and Slater before a beautiful long-cut-out from Tohu Harris to seal the dominant 34-6 result.Melbourne Storm 34 (Addo-Carr 2, Kaufusi, Slater, Finucane, Scott tries; Smith 5 goals) defeated North Queensland Cowboys 6 (Martin try; Lowe goal) at ANZ Stadium. Half time: Storm 18-0. Crowd: 79,722.last_img read more

Berbice cattle farmers left in cold with nowhere to put livestock

first_imgThe Mahaica-Mahaicony Abary/Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) has reissued notices to cattle farmers occupying lands at Gold Digging, Blairmont, West Bank Berbice for them to remove.Some of the animals at Gold Digging, Blairmont, West Bank BerbiceThe farmers received the notices on May 20 for them to vacate the lands the same day.With nowhere to put their livestock, the farmers are claiming that the MMA is reissuing portions of the said lands to other persons for cattle rearing – when some of them do not engage in animal farming.Initially, the farmers were issued with a letter dated January 18, 2019 from MMA ordering them to vacate the land by February 1, 2019, and according to the notice, from that date those animal farmers would have been deemed illegal.That letter also ordered the farmers to dismantle all erected structures and to remove their cattle from the lands.The farmers are objecting to this move, claiming that they have been rearing cattle on the lands for more than a decade and while the MMA says it is redistributing the land legally for the purpose of cattle rearing, no offer was made to those existing farmers for occupancy.One of the affected cattle farmers, Krisonchand David, attended a meeting with the MMA last Tuesday.It was at that meeting that he was given the notice from the MMA. According to David, at the meeting he was told that they were squatters.“They said all the squatters from Region Five [Mahaica-Berbice] if it is under housing or farming will have to remove and that the MMA will provide land for them,” he related.However, no land has been issued to the legitimate farmers. The MMA has already started to distribute the lands to persons who are not cattle farmers.“They say that they have 192 acres of land left and they will see how to share it out. We tell them that we already fence the place and clear the bush a couple of years now,” David related.Meanwhile, efforts to contact officials at the MMA for a comment on the matter were futile.last_img read more

Exclusive – Arsenal must compete for Europe’s best talent, claims former Gunner

first_imgJohn Hartson believes Arsenal must start competing with Europe’s top clubs for the world’s best talent if they’re to win the Premier League title next season.The Gunners have been known for advocating youth progression, rather than big-money signings, in recent years but have won just one FA Cup in the last 10 seasons, while Chelsea’s free-spending approach has seen the west London club lift 11 major trophies in the same space of time.Last summer saw the arrivals of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers for a combined cost of around £67million, as Arsene Wenger appeared to lighten his grip on the club’s purse strings.The Frenchman has been linked with moves for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, along with Juventus’ Alvaro Morata and Palermo starlet Paulo Dybala this summer.And ex-striker Hartson insists Wenger must splash the cash if Arsenal are to launch a serious title challenge next season.“Arsenal have to keep investing,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “They have invested heavily last summer and bought the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck.“Arsene Wenger has to keep getting the funds because other teams are investing too.“Arsenal are not stronger than Chelsea right now, they have to keep Arsene Wenger at the club and keep spending money.“For Arsenal to challenge Chelsea they need to start going in for the big players that are available.”last_img read more

Video: More bad news for Manchester United fans as former star nets a hat-trick!

first_imgWhen it rains, it pours for Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.The Dutchman watched his side lose 2-1 to Bournemouth on Saturday night and, at the exact same time, former Red Devils striker Javier Hernandez scored a hat-trick in Bayer Leverkusen’s 5-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.The Mexican, who was sold for £7.3million by Van Gaal, notched his treble in just 13-minutes and has now hit 10 Bundesliga goals in just 13 appearances.You can check out Javier Hernandez’s hat-trick below… 1 Bayer Leverkusen hotshot Javier Hernandez last_img

Salah scores but Egypt unable to find first ever World Cup victory

first_img Although he has scored two goals in two games, this has not been a World Cup to remember for Salah 6 Al Faraj has arguably been Saudi Arabia’s shining light in a poor World Cup campaign Saudi Arabia celebrate their winning goal 6 Saudi Arabia grew in confidence after the break and could have taken the lead on 54 minutes but Hattan Bahebri’s wild finish went over the bar.Trezeguet headed just wide at the other end before Al Mogahwi forced a good save from El-Hadary.And just when the game looked set for a draw, Al Dawsari set the ball up for himself before finding the corner of the net well to send the Saudi Arabia bench into pandemonium.STAR MAN This goal was Salah’s 50th goal in 58 appearances for club and country since joining Liverpool in July 2017 and he should have made it 51 goals moments later but the forward dinked the ball wide when putting his foot through it was probably the better option.Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men were starting to lose their way and Trezeguet missed two chances to double Egypt’s lead in quick succession. However, Al Faraj nearly levelled things up, but his goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Ahmed Hegazi.And then Saudi Arabia were handed a lifeline when referee Wilmer Roldan penalised Fathy for handballing Yasser Al-Shahrani’s cross. But Al-Muwallad’s effort was brilliantly saved by the veteran keeper.However, they were awarded another penalty on the stroke of half-time and this time Al Faraj stepped up and sent El-Hadary the wrong way to make it 1-1 at half-time following a lengthy VAR review. talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 6 The stage looked set for Salah to finally show what he was made of at the World Cup but it was Al Faraj who had a better day.The Saudi Arabia no.7 was at the centre of some promising attacks and he managed to get a goal for himself with a composed penalty.MOMENT OF THE MATCHVAR was at risk of overshadowing the contest as the decision to award Saudi Arabia’s second penalty of the game took a really long time to finally be made.Al Faraj stuck the penalty away but the half-time whistle was blown almost four minutes after it was due to finish. Something to think about for the powers that be.center_img Salah missed a great chance to put Egypt 2-0 up GROUP A TABLE 6 Salah missed a glorious chance moments later and from that point Egypt were awful. Salman Al Faraj’s penalty on the stroke of half-time levelled things up after 45-year-old keeper Essam El-Hadary brilliantly saved Fahad Al-Muwallad’s powerful spot-kick earlier in the game.The Green Falcons were the better side after the break and claimed their deserved victory when Salem Al Dawsari teed himself up before volleying the ball home to give Saudi Arabia their first win at a World Cup finals since USA 94.This has been an underwhelming campaign for Egypt – who had high expectations pre-tournament – but they started their final game on top.And it looked like they were well on their way for victory when Salah latched onto Ahmed Fathy’s long ball before coolly lobbing the onrushing Yasser Al-Mosailem to give the north African nation the lead. Egypt were unable to secure their first win at a World Cup finals after losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in an eventful encounter at Volgograd.Both sides were merely playing for pride having lost their first two Group A games and the Pharaohs took the lead through Mohamed Salah’s neat finish on 22 minutes. 6 It took an age for Wilmer Roldan to finally award Saudi Arabia’s second penalty 6last_img read more

Man United will see ‘a new Paul Pogba’ after lifting World Cup with France

first_img 2 Pogba scored France’s decisive third goal in the World Cup final against Croatia Pogba found himself out of the Man United team after a run of poor form last season 2 And Laurens believes Pogba will be a changed man and changed player after achieving a boyhood dream by becoming a world champion.“I think this is a new Paul Pogba we’ve never seen before, and it will be a different Paul Pogba we will see from now on,” French football expert Laurens said on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He finally realised that he had to mature and grow up to become the player he always wanted to be, to be a player who can take his county to the World Cup and win it.“Before he was still a bit,’ oh look at me, look at what I can do, I can dance, I can do my hair, I can sing, I can do this’, and now he realised he had to make sacrifices on the pitch to get to the next level.”center_img Manchester United will welcome back ‘a new Paul Pogba’ this season after the midfielder helped France to World Cup glory in Russia.That’s according to French football expert Julien Laurens, who believes the Red Devils star has ‘grown up’ and ‘matured’ during this summer’s tournament in Russia.The 25-year-old has faced plenty of criticism in England since his return to Old Trafford from Juventus in a £89million deal in 2016.But he was an outstanding performer for France in Russia and played a key role as Les Bleus lifted the World Cup for only the second time – beating Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final.Pogba has impressed with his disciplined displays this summer. While he appeared to struggle under Jose Mourinho’s more defensive regime at United last season, he seemed to thrive under France boss Didier Deschamps with a mixture of defensive and attacking displays. Laurens believes the turning point for Pogba came when he was dropped by Jose Mourinho last season after a run of poor form. The midfielder was believed to be at odds with the United boss, which led to rumours he could look to leave Old Trafford, but France boss Deschamps was there to lift his confidence and inspire him to greatness.“They key thing this season for him was the row he had with Mourinho in March,” Laurens added.“He went to the national team in the same month and he spoke with Deschamps, who said: ‘Mourinho only wants the best for you. He’s not dropping you for fun, he does it because he knows you can do more’.“Deschamps said to him, ‘now you’re going to shut up, you’re going to work hard and you’re going to improve and see where that takes you’ – and it took him to the World Cup. “This is for him” 🙌Paul Pogba paid a touching tribute to his late father as he celebrated #FRA winning the #WorldCup#MUFChttps://t.co/A3mVFiyhE3— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 16, 2018“What’s really interesting is that on Thursday morning he did his press conference and he said: ‘I don’t like defending, it’s not my stuff’.“But he then said he realised that for France to win this World Cup, he had to give more.“And Umtiti, who is one of his best friends in the squad, said the same thing. He said the team made him realise he was not giving us enough, and if they wanted to win the World Cup he had to do more.“And he did that – He defended, he was disciplined and he was mature. He was a leader on and off the field.”last_img read more

City of Angels

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week What can we say? We like winners, and the Angels fit that bill these days far better than the downtrodden Chavez Ravine team that’s lost its way. Before this season, Angels owner Arte Moreno changed the official name of his team from “Anaheim Angels” to “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” – a move that drew howls of protest and lawsuits from officials in Orange County. But for all of us born-again LAofA fans here in the northern Southland, we’ve embraced the change as readily as we’ve embraced Angels Red. So go Dod – er, Angels! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Legend has it that Los Angeles once had a Major League Baseball team that wore blue and played down in Chavez Ravine. But it all seems so long ago, now that L.A. is the City of Angels of Anaheim. Today our Angels return home (to Anaheim) where they will hopefully finish off the Chicago White Sox en route to another World Series. And all of Los Angeles will cheer. Yes, this is a fickle sports town, and we have no qualms about stealing other cities’ teams. The Lakers, the Clippers, the Rams, the Raiders, even that old baseball squad in blue once belonged to some place called Brooklyn. last_img read more

Big League: Proline held as Kiboga reclaim second spot in Rwenzori Group

first_img Tags: Big LeagueKiboga Youngproline fcShafick Bisaso Proline (Yellow and Purple strips) are still on top of the Rwenzori Group (Photo by Proline Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Thursday, 08-03-2019 Full Time Results:Rwenzori Group.• Kiboga Young 3-1 Kabale Sharp • Bumate United 0-1 Kitara FC • Water FC 1-0 Ntinda United • Dove FC 0-0 Proline FC • Kira United 0-0 Kireka UnitedElgon Group.• Dove All Stars 1-1 Entebbe FC • Jinja Municipal Council 1-0 Light SSSProline FC missed a chance to pull further clear at the top of the Rwenzori Group in the 2018/19 FUFA Big League as they were held to a goalless draw away to Dove FC.In the game played at Katusabe Ground in Masindi, Shafick Bisaso’s promotion hopefuls struggled throughout the 90 minutes and were shut out for only the fourth time this season.The draw takes Proline who are still top of the standings, onto 30 points from the season. They are now only a point ahead of second placed Kiboga Young.For Kiboga, they reclaimed second place on the table thanks to a 3-1 win over Kabale Sharp 3-1 at the Bamusuta SDA grounds.Brian Mugume scored first, heading home a corner kick from Wilberforce Magumba to ensure a first half lead for the home side.Willy Kalyango made it 2-0 with a superb finish off a wonderful ball from Peter Lomolo a few minutes into the second period.Jamir Nvule Kisitu put the icing on the cake with his 6th goal of the season as Kiboga went 3-0 up.Kabale pulled one back in the closing stages of the game through Musa Sebalu but the goal only turned out to be a consolation.In Bundibugyo, Kitara FC edged Bumate United 2-0 thanks to former SC Villa duo of George Senkaaba and Dudu Ramathan.Kira United and Kireka United played out a goalless stalemate at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole while Water defeated Ntinda United 1-0 at Wankulukuku.In the Elgon group, Dove All Stars shared spoils with Entebbe FC 1-1 in Arua while Jinja Municipal Council beat Light SSS 1-0.Comments last_img read more

Local Roundup: CR men’s, women’s soccer drop conference openers

first_imgThe College of the Redwoods men’s soccer team couldn’t carry its early season momentum with into its Golden Valley Conference opener as it gave up two early goals and fell to Feather River 5-0 at Community Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.The Corsairs (3-5 overall) face Butte College on the road on Friday.Feather River scored a quick goal two minutes in and capitalized on an off day for CR.Redwoods, which came in to the game having won two of its last four and allowed only two goals over its …last_img