Arsenal trying to hijack Everton’s transfer deal for Barcelona forward Malcom

first_imgArsenal will struggle to match Everton’s offer (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has endured a disappointing summer so far, with his modest transfer budget proving difficult to manage.Crystal Palace dismissed Arsenal’s £40m offer for Zaha and efforts to convince Celtic to part ways with Kieran Tierney for less than £20m has also proved futile.MORE: Mario Lemina prefers Manchester United transfer over Arsenal moveMore: 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 Everton are confident they can get a deal done for Malcom (Picture: Getty)Everton are confident they can strike a £31.5million deal with Barcelona for Malcom in the coming days.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Toffees have a good relationship with Barcelona, having already completed a permanent deal with the Spanish side for Andre Gomes this summer.Arsenal will struggle to match Everton’s offer, but are hopeful they can convince Barcelona to accept payments in installments. Comment Malcom is in talks with Everton (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are trying to convince Malcom to reject a move to Everton this summer, reports say.The Barcelona forward is in talks with Everton over a switch to the Premier League after struggling to make an impression at the Camp Nou.Malcom only arrived from Bordeaux a year ago, but Barcelona are prepared to offload the 22-year-old as they look to raise transfer funds for the efforts to sign Neymar and Antoine Griezmann.The Sun claim Arsenal see Malcom as an alternative to Wilfried Zaha and have asked Malcom to delay his move to Everton as they begin talks with Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal trying to hijack Everton’s transfer deal for Barcelona forward Malcom Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Jul 2019 8:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShareslast_img read more

Mikel Arteta and Edu react to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing new Arsenal deal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has hailed ‘superb’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and told the forward he can become one of the best players in the world at Arsenal after signing a new deal with the Premier League club.Aubameyang, who joined the Gunners in January 2018 from Borussia Dortmund, has penned a new three-year contract at the Emirates.The 31-year-old won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018-19 and scored in Arsenal’s opening-day victory over Fulham on Saturday.After Arsenal confirmed Aubameyang had committed his future to the club, manager Arteta said: ‘It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us.ADVERTISEMENT This is where i belong !!!@Arsenal— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) September 15, 2020 Mikel Arteta and Edu react to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing new Arsenal deal ‘He’s a superb player with an incredible mentality.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working.‘He’s an important leader for the team and a big part of what we’re building.  He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here.’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 CityAubameyang has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe over the past five years, scoring 72 goals in 111 appearances for Arsenal.He starred in the Gunners’ FA Cup triumph last season – scoring twice in the final as Arteta’s side beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.With his previous contract expiring in the summer of 2021, Arsenal fans had been concerned that he was coming to the end of his career in north London, but the club confirmed they had agreed a contract extension on Tuesday afternoon. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Sep 2020 4:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.8kShares The Gabon forward is arguably Arsenal’s most important player (Picture: Getty)Arsenal technical director Edu added: ‘It’s clear Auba loves the club and everything we stand for on and off the pitch.‘He’s obviously a very important part of the team so we’re all delighted he has committed his future to us.‘It’s a big boost for everyone – fans, team-mates and staff.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal set £15m asking price for Folarin Balogun after rejecting £3m bidMORE: West Ham plan £5m bid to sign Rob Holding on loan from Arsenallast_img read more

Wison Offshore & Marine starts work on Arctic LNG 2 project

first_imgImage courtesy of WisonWison Offshore & Marine has begun work on Novatek Arctic LNG 2 project at the Zhoushan yard in China.Wison Offshore & Marine said on Wednesday that the fabrication of Arctic LNG 2 project began on November 29, 2019.According to the company, the module fabrication contract was awarded by Technip France S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TechnipFMC. The French company was awarded an EPC consolidated contract valued at $7.6 billion by Novatek in late July.Novatek, the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, is the operator of the Arctic LNG 2 project.As for the project, the Arctic LNG 2 project comprises three LNG trains at 6.6 million tons per annum each. Wison’s work scope is engineering, procurement, fabrication, and commissioning of modules in train one with a total weight of 48,000 mt.The project participants include Novatek (60 percent), Total (10 percent), CNPC (10 percent), CNOOC Limited (10 percent) and the Japan Arctic LNG, consortium of Mitsui & Co and JOGMEC (10 percent).It is worth noting that with the continuous support of Novatek, TechnipFMC, Wison achieved first steel cutting ahead of schedule, which might save time and decrease costs during project execution.An Wenxin, COO of Wison Offshore & Marine, said: “Wison Offshore & Marine is committed to delivering innovative monetization solutions across LNG value chain and high-quality onshore and offshore module construction services for the global energy industry, and providing customers with integrated EPCIC and operation services that meet the highest international quality and safety standards.“As a participant in the Arctic LNG 2 project, Wison relies on its module fabrication experience and 1.5 million square meter yard resources, is capable to provide cost-effective solutions for mega-module projects.“last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs @ Richmond Invitational

first_imgBatesville makes 3rd @ Richmond invitational with a 1-2 record. There is some discrepancy as to a forfeit as Thurgood Marshal was a no show for the tourney.Batesville Beats Marion 25-14, 25-18Guerin Catholic Beats Batesville 25-21, 25-21Tindley Beats Batesville 25-16, 25-23Batesville will welcome the Pirates on Monday for a 5:00pm JV start time at the Dog Pound.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

‘Victor Osimhen is ninety percent Napoli player’

first_img read also:Naples would be a great destination for Osimhen, says Amuneke “He has read all the messages Neapolitan fans have written to him during this time, he has been impressed and can’t wait to become a new Napoli player. “I heard that tomorrow the last bureaucratic steps with Lille will be resolved and then the arrival of Osimhen in Naples will be formalised.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A Lot7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink Pineapple10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being Nigeria and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen is ninety percent Napoli player, according to The football website quoted a journalist, Oma Akatugba to have confirmed the deal that is moving the former Golden Eaglets forward to Serie A. Osimhen was in Naples earlier this month for talks with Napoli officials, including president Aurelio de Laurentiis. And all signs are that he’ll soon sign with the Azzurri. Akatugba told Radio Punto Nuovo: “If Victor wants to go to Napoli? Absolutely yes, he is already 90% a player of Napoli. He has been there twice already, he was struck by the city, by the club’s project, by everything that Naples can offer him.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Statewide Tornado Drill planned

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Severe weather in Alabama recently resulted in the death of 23 people and storm season is on the horizon in Indiana.Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 17 through 23.The Indiana Broadcasters Association along with the National Weather Service will conduct a test of the state Emergency Alert System Tuesday, March 19th at 10:15 a.m. EDT (9:15 CT) that will include a Live Tornado Warning alert.  The 15-minute alert is done to ensure the system is working properly in the event of an actual tornado.“Testing our state’s EAS is critical to saving lives,” said IBA Executive Director Dave Arland.  “With permission from the Federal Communications Commission, broadcasters will be listening for the Live Tornado Warning alert issued by the National Weather Service and alerting our listeners and viewers about the test.  Making sure that alerts are broadcast as designed allows our TV and radio stations to better prepare for when an actual alert is necessary.  These alerts are often the first line of defense in making sure Hoosiers are able to find shelter and safety when dangerous weather strikes.”“Hoosiers should review their tornado safety procedures frequently”, says Dan McCarthy, Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, “but this week is the one week highlighted to review safety actions for tornadoes and practice those actions during the statewide test.”In the event of severe or inclement weather, the test will be rescheduled and held on the morning of Wednesday, March 20th.last_img read more

AVB ‘complicated the game’

first_img Villas-Boas lost his job on Monday morning in the wake of a 5-0 home drubbing by Liverpool, with Spurs still failing to adjust to life without Gareth Bale. The money from the forward’s sale to Real Madrid was reinvested by Villas-Boas but the transition has been hard, with the Spurs board deciding that enough is enough. Villas-Boas is renowned for his methodical approach to the game, an attitude borne out of his previous work as a scout, and Darren Alexander believes his fastidious style may have played a part in his downfall. “I think if there is one criticism of Andre it is that he complicated football,” Alexander told Press Association Sport. “(He had) dossiers for this and dossiers for that and maybe he over-complicated things. “He concentrated on what the opposition were going to do and not how we were going to play.” The 36-year-old’s sacking will divide Spurs fans, some of whom remained loyal to him. Alexander admits that the former Chelsea manager was not unanimously popular and hopes that whoever takes over can have the full backing of the supporters. “Our main thing is, the decision has been made, rightly or wrongly by the football club, and all we have to do is look forward,” he said. “There has been lots of in-fighting and different factions with Spurs fans ever since Martin Jol was sacked. Andre Villas-Boas may have paid the price for making football “too complicated” and his replacement at Tottenham needs to unite the fans, according to the joint-chairman of the club’s supporters’ trust. “I don’t know what (chairman) Daniel Levy is thinking, bringing in a caretaker or not, but you would hope it is someone who can bring some degree of unity to the Spurs fans so we can all unite together. “Andre signed some good players in the summer but hasn’t managed to bed them in the team. Rightly or wrongly this decision has been made. We need to pull together and move on.” Villas-Boas was helped in the transfer market by technical director Franco Baldini, the Italian most commonly known for his work with Fabio Capello. Russia manager Capello was at White Hart Lane on Sunday and heads the early betting for the job, and although Alexander has reservations about his style, he accepts that he knows how to win games. “Capello was at the game and the link is he’s Mr Baldini’s best friend and he’s kicking his heels before the World Cup,” he said. “He’s a fantastic club manager and has won the title at every club side he’s managed. However, one of the biggest complaints about AVB was the style of football he played and I am not sure if it would be that much different. “But it’s a results business and not too many people in world football would have a better record at club level than Fabio Capello.” Alexander did add, though, that Villas-Boas would always be in credit with Spurs’ fans for never shirking blame. “Andre always talked about ‘we’, whereas Harry (Redknapp) was ‘them’ or ‘they’. A lot of people liked that about Andre,” he said. While Capello may be the favourite, former Spurs striker Gary Lineker wants Glenn Hoddle to get the job. Hoddle – a Tottenham great as a player – managed the club between 2001 and 2003 but has been out of management since he left Wolves in 2006. However, Lineker feels that now is the time for him to make a return. England’s record goalscorer wrote on Twitter: “AVB has been sacked by Spurs. Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.” Villas-Boas watched on as Spurs were beaten 5-0 by Liverpool, just three weeks after a six-goal thrashing at Manchester City. That loss at the Etihad Stadium prompted former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar to call for the Portuguese to be sacked and Sir Alex Ferguson to be appointed. Sugar had scaled down his expectations on Monday, though, tweeting: “Spurs need to put Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood in charge for a while.” Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: “Always when a manager is sacked, I am surprised, especially when it is an important manager. He is a very young manager, he has done very well with all the teams (he has managed) – Porto and here in England. “He didn’t have time in both clubs but I am absolutely sure he will continue his career.” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, a former Spurs player and coach, agreed Villas-Boas did not get the time he needed to mould his team. He said: “Nothing surprises me in football. Now, it’s not nice. From the managers’ point of view no, it is not nice. “We always want time, especially when you have just made a new team with plenty of new faces. Without any doubt, you need time. “But I don’t know the reasons, so it’s difficult to analyse.” Poyet has been touted as a possible candidate to replace the Portuguese in recent weeks, but he insists he is concentrating only on the task of dragging the Black Cats out of relegation trouble. He said: “It’s always flattering, but I just came here and I am concentrating here. My aim when I go to a place is to think very quickly about the first team and then slowly, long term. “It’s the way I am, I try to see how I can help the whole club, so I am doing that, concentrating here. “Yes, I follow the news, of course, but it’s no problem.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Mourinho set to escape sanctions

first_imgJose Mourinho appears likely to escape Football Association sanctions for claiming Chelsea are the victims of a clear campaign after referee Anthony Taylor booked Cesc Fabregas for diving. “I am happy that it is this way, with respect for the referee. He made a big mistake like I make, like the players make sometimes.” Chelsea have found themselves at the heart of the simulation debate in recent weeks, with Diego Costa and Willian booked for supposedly taking a tumble in the win against Hull. After that match Steve Bruce compared a Gary Cahill dive as “like something out of Swan Lake” and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce accused Branislav Ivanovic of going down “looking for a penalty” on Boxing Day. Asked if the Cahill and Ivanovic incidents had influenced referees, Mourinho said: “They are not incidents, they are not incidents. “Of course [it has influenced the referee]. That’s a campaign, that’s a clear campaign. “People, pundits, commentators, coaches from other teams – they react with Chelsea in a way they don’t react to other teams. “They put lots of pressure on the referee and the referee makes a mistake like this. We lose two points, Fabregas earns a yellow card.” Mourinho made those comments to the BBC and let loose again in the post-match press conference. The Portuguese said this has been an issue since the first day of the season, when Costa was wrongly booked for a dive against Burnley, and called for a change to the system. “The double punishment is something unbelievable,” Mourinho said. “Anthony [should go to a] screen, see that he has made a mistake – he is a good guy, an honest guy. “He writes ‘I made a mistake, let’s clean the yellow card for Cesc’. It should be a simple process.” The Chelsea boss watched his words carefully, though, and is expected to escape disciplinary action. Fabregas believes referee Taylor had “a bad day at the office”. “There was definitely contact,” Fabregas said on “I don’t think the referee had the best game of his life but we’re all human and a bad day at the office can happen to anyone. “That’s it, let’s not talk more about it, we have to talk about football.” After the leaders’ run of five successive wins in all competitions was ended, Mourinho said the Blues were losing Premier League points as a result of unjust decisions. “I think it is a scandal because it is not a small penalty – it is a penalty like Big Ben,” the Blues boss said following the match. “In this country – and I am happy with that, more than happy with that – we will just say that it was a big mistake with a big influence in the result. Mourinho was adamant the Premier League leaders should have had a potentially match-defining penalty early in the second half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton, when Fabregas went down under pressure from Matt Targett. Instead of a spot-kick, however, referee Taylor deemed it a dive and booked the infuriated Spanish midfielder – part of a what Mourinho believes is a growing movement against his side. Press Associationlast_img read more

Laslie leads Ellsworth girls past Old Town; EHS swept in Presque Isle

first_imgELLSWORTH — Addi Laslie’s first game with the Ellsworth girls’ soccer team was one to remember.Laslie scored both goals in Ellsworth’s 2-1 win over visiting Old Town last Thursday. The win gave the Eagles a 1-0 start to the season entering Saturday’s road game against Presque Isle.Laslie scored her first goal with just over a minute remaining in the first half to give Ellsworth a 1-0 lead. The freshman then added another with 30:33 to play in the game to double Ellsworth’s lead following an assist from Sierra Andrews.Hannah Richards scored for Old Town with 3:45 left, but Ellsworth held on two avenge last year’s road loss to the Coyotes. The win was the Eagles’ first in a season opener since they defeated Old Town 1-0 to begin the year in 2011.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSophomore Kylie Robidoux recorded eight saves for the Eagles in goal. Morgan Paradis had 15 saves for Old Town.Wildcats sweep Eagles; EHS boys fall to BelfastBoth Ellsworth soccer teams fell to their first defeats of the season Saturday afternoon with shutout losses to Presque Isle in The County.Facing off with the defending Class B North champion Wildcats, the Ellsworth girls’ team (1-1) fell to a 3-0 defeat. Kylie Robidoux provided 15 saves for the Eagles, but Presque Isle (1-0) got off to a strong start to its regional title defense.On the boys’ side, the Wildcats defeated Ellsworth 5-0 in the Eagles’ first contest of the year. The Ellsworth boys’ team fell to 0-2 on Tuesday with a 2-0 home defeat against Belfast (1-1).The Ellsworth girls are scheduled to host Belfast at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5. The boys’ and girls’ teams will both play at home against Mount View on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the girls’ game starting at 10 a.m. and the boys’ game following it around noon.last_img read more

CFU boss warns more slots don’t guarantee qualification

first_imgCARIBBEAN Football Union (CFU) President Gordon Derrick is excited about the prospects for his constituents now that FIFA has bravely increased the World Cup to 48 teams, a jaw-dropping 16 more places.The Antiguan welcomed the FIFA move that will come into effect in 2026, but warned that more World Cup-qualifying places to CONCACAF do not guarantee Caribbean success, but raise hopes at best.“I think it is a positive thing (more spots) and, of course, the devil will be the details as we have not yet seen the allocation of spots to the various confederations, and I assume each of the confederation will receive an increase in spots.“I have seen it being touted that CONCACAF could get six-and-half spots, but that does not guarantee you a spot from the Caribbean, but what it does is give you more opportunities and I think that can only be beneficial to CONCACAF. The Caribbean teams particularly, which I represent, will have a greater opportunity of qualifying for the tournament,” said Derrick on Friday.But the CFU boss told its membership that since there are no guarantees from a Caribbean perspective of an automatic spot, the hard work and commitment of trying to qualifying will remain.“There are more spots, but there are no guarantees… the only way we could have a guarantee for a Caribbean team getting to a World Cup could only happen if we had a Caribbean confederation, because if we were a confederation, we would have been guaranteed at least one spot, but that’s a different discussion for a different time.“But what I am saying in effect is that there is no guarantee for anyone, but that teams must prepare themselves and continue to work hard, as we have been doing, and try and advance, and if there are more spots available, that can only benefit you,” said Derrick, who is in his second mandate as head of the regional body.Interestingly, the expansion will fall in line when CONCACAF is due to make a strong bid for the 2026 tournament, with a possible combined bid coming from economic giants the USA, Mexico and Canada.Derrick believes while a 48-team World Cup may appear a gigantic task to host, together or individually, the confederation’s ‘big three’ could make easy work of it based on their economic and infrastructural suitability.“Don’t be daunted by the organisation of the World Cup with 48 teams, as the Euro has increased their number in the last edition (from 16 to 24) and it was very successful.“It’s all about logistics, and in this day and age logistics is not an issue for the USA, Mexico and Canada, so to possibly host would a be a piece of cake, as anyone of those teams could host a 48-team tournament all by themselves.“They have would have the necessary stadia, rail system, infrastructure, transportation, accommodation, hotels; all the things that are required the USA, Mexico and Canada are way capable of hosting.Derrick said the real question is who would be capable of hosting after CONCACAF does, assuming, of course, it is successful in its rally to bring the tournament back to North America since the USA hosted in 1994 a highly successful event.“The fact is they (USA, Canada, Mexico) could host a football World Cup, a hockey World Cup, a cricket World Cup, and perhaps hosting them simultaneously; and it would not matter to them just by their sheer size and the infrastructure they presently have. After 2026, who hosts after that is a different story,” he told the Jamaica Observer.last_img read more