Bournemouth demand huge money for Chelsea target Callum Wilsonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are demanding huge money to sell Callum Wilson this month.The Daily Star says they want £75m to sell striker Wilson to Chelsea.That sum is a staggering 25 TIMES the amount the Cherries paid Coventry for Wilson in July 2014.And it underlines their resolve to keep hold of the England forward in the current window.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admitted his club would go as high as £50m in order to land their target, who has scored ten goals so far this season.But Bournemouth counterpart Eddie Howe has since responded by reiterating Wilson is going nowhere this month.That is the club’s public stance. But, behind closed doors, the general consensus of the Bournemouth hierarchy is they would listen to any offer above £70m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man City manager Guardiola lauds ‘exceptional’ Gundoganby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola is delighted with the performances of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.While the German is not always first choice in the City midfield, he has never let his manager down in the past.And it was no different against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, with Gundogan getting a goal and running the show in midfield.”The important thing is the credit he has from all of us, he is an exceptional player,” Guardiola said to the club’s official website about Gundogan after the 3-0 win.”He knows how good he has to play because there are many in that position.”In centre-back we have many injuries but in that position we have many players. He had seven months out in the first year but now I am so satisfied and people can start to look at what he’s done over recent months for this club.”We couldn’t have won the Premier League the way that we did it without him, especially when he plays in three positions.”Outstanding performance from Ilkay today.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Tottenham chairman Levy demands world record money to sell Kaneby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy is demanding world record money to sell Harry Kane.He has slapped a £250m price-tag on Kane, says The Telegraph.Spurs’ stuttering start to the season has prompted fears that Kane could look elsewhere next summer.But the Spurs chief is determined to keep hold of the England captain, even if Mauricio Pochettino fails to deliver silverware again this campaign, they report.It would take a world record bid to convince Levy to part with Kane.And it is hoped that such a large figure will deter the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City from making a move. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
James Tarkowski insists he’s happy at Burnleyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender James Tarkowski insists he is happy at Turf Moor.The defender has been capped twice and was named on England’s standby list for the World Cup in 2018 but pulled out to have hernia surgery.Tarkowski said: “Obviously on a personal level I want to be in that team and be in that squad. “I feel like I’m in the best position I’ve ever been in in terms of fitness and the way I’m playing. All I can do is keep trying to perform to the level I have been and hopefully catch the manager’s eye.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal confident Reiss Nelson injury not seriousby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal attacker Reiss Nelson is expected to be in contention to face Sheffield United despite withdrawing from the latest England U21 squad.The 19-year-old will miss the upcoming fixtures against Slovenia and Austria.Football.london reports Nelson has withdrawn due to a knee complaint.But the good news is that Nelson will not miss any matches for the Gunners.He is expected to be available for the trip to Bramall Lane after the international break. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Elliott Management deny immediate plans to sell AC Milanby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveElliott Management deny there’s any immediate plans to sell AC Milan.A spokesperson for the firm told Affariitaliani.it when asked about a potential change of ownership: “Absolutely not.“The only option on the table is to build a new stadium in the San Siro area.“The proposals and requests put to the City Council of Milan were based on this idea. There’s no other project elsewhere.“The status quo and restructuring aren’t viable tracks.”
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: Fans cheer on the Texas Longhorns against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas football put out its official depth chart for its opener against Notre Dame Monday morning, and at least one Longhorn is upset with what it reads. Sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Joe, who caught three passes for 36 yards in his first season with the program, was not listed in the top three for either of the team’s wide receiver slots. He took to Twitter right after to express his shock. He then deleted the tweet.Joe was a four-star wide receiver recruit for the class of 2014, so it’s easy to understand his frustration. That being said, he may have more success discussing the situation with head coach Charlie Strong than tweeting about it.
Ohio StateAlabama’s grasp on the No. 1 recruiting class for 2017 lasted for less than a day. Ohio State retook the top spot in the rankings on Friday night, when five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis pledged to the Buckeyes, giving Urban Meyer’s program enough points to surge past the Crimson Tide. Nick Saban’s program had been on top for less than 24 hours after getting a commitment from a Florida long-snapper. Here are 247Sports’ team rankings:Ohio State’s 2017 class is shaping up to be one of Urban Meyer’s best ever (and maybe the best ever). The Buckeyes currently have commitments from 14 players, three of whom are five-stars and 10 of whom are four-stars. There’s still a long way to go with the ’17 recruiting cycle, but it’s tough to imagine OSU not holding on to the No. 1 overall recruiting ranking. You can view the Buckeyes’ full 2017 recruiting class here.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: Jourdan Lewis #26 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to avoid the tackle of Carlos Becker III #15 of the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)You won’t need to wait for football season to start to see Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis make some sick moves.Today, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior posted a video of himself playing basketball on Twitter. The short clip is a mini-preview of the agile skills to expect this year on the football field.6’5 combo guard pic.twitter.com/dXhrYZ9zG3— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) July 24, 2016Clearly the athlete’s talents can’t be contained to the gridiron.Lewis has appeared in 37 games over his career, making 19 starts at cornerback. Last season he made All-Big Ten first team and first team All-America (USA Today); Second Team All-America (SI, Walter Camp, AP, FWAA). He was also a semifinalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Chuck Badnarik Award.Lewis and the other Wolverines open their season on Sept. 3 against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
Australia must get a positive result against Palestine to keep their Asian Cup defence on track when the pair meet at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium on January 11 at 10pm AEDT (3pm local).The Socceroos failed to impress in their group opener as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against an inspired Jordan side, while Palestine did well to hold Syria to a goalless draw.This will be the first time these two nations have played each other and on paper at least, there appears to be a big gap of quality between them. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Australia vs Palestine Date Friday, January 11 AEDT Time 10.00pm AEDT / 3.00pm LOCAL TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In Australia, the match can be watched live on Fox Sports through the Foxtel platform. There is no free-to-air broadcaster.You can stream the game through either the Foxtel Go, Foxtel Play and Kayo – just bear in mind those services are subscription based. AUS TV channel Online stream Fox Sports Foxtel GO/Foxtel Play/Kayo/My Football Live Squads & Team News Position Australia players Goalkeepers Ryan, Vukovic, Langerak Defenders Sainsbury, Behich, Gersbach, Jurman, Milligan, Risdon, Degenek, Grant Midfielders Luongo, Jeggo, Amini, Irvine, Mabil, Rogic Forwards Leckie, Giannou, Nabbout, Maclaren, Kruse, Ikonomidis Aaron Mooy, Daniel Arzani and Martin Boyle have all missed out on the Socceroos squad through injury, while a number of others remain under injury clouds.Tom Rogic broke a bone in his hand against Jordan and will likely be rested or played off the bench.Right-back Josh Risdon is set to miss the match after he sustained a groin injury, while Andrew Nabbout is fighting to be fit after being a late withdrawal against Jordan. Jamie Maclaren struggled leading the line for the Socceroos last time out and could be replaced by either Nabbout or Apostolos Giannou against Palestine.Jackson Irvine and Chris Ikonomidis both impressed off the bench against Jordan and will be pushing for a start on Friday. Socceroos predicted XI: Ryan (GK); Behich, Degenek, Sainsbury, Grant; Luongo, Milligan; Kruse, Ikonomidis, Mabil; Nabbout. Position Palestine players Goalkeepers Tawfiq Ali, Amr Kaddura, Rami Hamadeh Defenders Daniel Mustafá, Mohammed Saleh, Tamer Salah, Musab Al-Battat, Jaka Ihbeisheh, Abdullah Jaber, Abdelatif Bahdari, Alexis Norambuena Midfielders Mohammed Bassim, Shadi Shaban, Jonathan Cantillana, Tamer Seyam, Sameh Maraaba, Pablo Tamburrini, Oday Dabbagh, Nazmi Albadawi, Mohammed Darweesh Forwards Yashir Islame, Khaled Salem, Mahmoud Wadi Abdelatif Bahdari will lead Palestine in the UAE with the defender boasting the most caps and second most goals of this current squad. A lack of goals appear to be Palestine’s biggest concern right now with their front three of Yashir Islame, Khaled Salem and Mahmoud Wadi netting just nine goals between them for their country. Palestine’s players are spread out across the globe with Nazmi Albadawi playing club football in the US, Mohammed Saleh in Malta and Yashir Islame in Chile. Palestine predicted XI: Hamadeh; Al-Battat, Al Bahdari, Saleh, Gaber; Tamburrini, Darwish; Cantillana, Maraaba, Seyam; Pinto. Betting & Match Odds Australia are string favourite to beat Palestine with odds of $1.28 for a Socceroos win, draw $5 and Palestine victory $11.A 1-0 or 2-0 win for the green and gold is the most likely result with both valued at $5.50.Jamie Maclaren is the best backed player to strike going at odds of $4.50 to open the scoring and $2.05 to find the back of the net anytime. All odds courtesy of Bet365 and correct at the time of publishing. Match Preview The Socceroos’ Asian Cup title defence began in very shaky fashion against Jordan and they’ll be out to make amends at the expense of Palestine.While injuries continue to plague Australia’s campaign, the green and gold should and really must find a way to beat The Knights. Having dominated possession against Jordan but failing to find the back of the net, the Socceroos will again be invited to dictate play and must make the most of it.Jamie Maclaren struggled to lead the line last time out and Graham Arnold will likely be keen to replace him with Andrew Nabbout should the attacker be fit enough to start.Elsewhere, Tom Rogic could be rested after breaking a bone in his hand and putting in a subsequently disappointing performance against Jordan.Currently ranked 99th in the world, Palestine are without a win in their past four matches but did pick up a crucial point against Syria to start their Asian Cup campaign.With an experienced defence but an untested attacked, expect The Fedayeen to sit back against Australia and force the Socceroos to break them down. Something the green and gold must find a way to do if they are any hope of lifting the Asian Cup again.