Transfer latest: Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal

first_imgTransfers January transfer news & rumours: Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:55 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Arsenal want Martial in Alexis dealArsenal want Anthony Martial included in any deal that would take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a replacement before he allows Alexis to leave, and he is hopeful Martial can be that player.United are reluctant to let Martial go, however, though they would be willing to include Chris Smalling in the deal should Arsenal be keen on the centre-back. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid playerDavid de Gea Manchester UnitedManchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun. Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea’s contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their prized goalkeeper. Man Utd reportedly plan to up De Gea’s £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club’s joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba. Di Maria’s wife warns Lucas over Man Utd moveLucas Moura PSGLucas Moura’s move to Manchester United has been placed in doubt after an intervention by the wife of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, according to The Sun.Brazil international Lucas is yet to start for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this season and is keen on a move to Old Trafford in a bid to prove himself ahead of the World Cup.But Di Maria’s wife, Jorgelina Cardoso, has warned Lucas’s partner, Larissa Saad, about the lifestyle in Manchester, and she is now having second thoughts about leaving Paris for England.Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis moveJose Mourinho Manchester United SouthamptonManchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late move for the 29-year-old. Get the full story right here on Goal!​Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?Karim Benzema Real MadridKarim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Real Madrid turn attention to NeymarNeymar, PSGReal Madrid have turned their attentions towards signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Marca .Los Blancos feel that they need an injection of Galactico quality in their squad and are eyeing their first superstar signing since James Rodriguez arrived in 2014.They do not believe that it is a move possible, however, before the summer of 2019, by which time they may be prepared to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a makeweight in any deal.Van Persie set for Feyenoord medicalRobin van Persie FenerbahceRobin van Persie is set to undergo a medical after agreeing a deal to return to Feyenoord, according to Voetbal International.Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Van Persie – who now plays his football for Fenerbahce – left the Eredivisie champions in 2004 but is now set for a move back to Rotterdam.Coutinho won’t kick me out of Barca – IniestaAndres Iniesta BarcelonaAndres Iniesta has rejected speculation that Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona could push him into the shade.Iniesta told Onda Cero on Coutinho’s arrival in Catalunya: “There will never be a player that can make me retire or kick me out of here. At 33 years of age, that isn’t the issue. Coutinho has come here to improve us.”Get the full story right here on Goal! Neville set for England jobPhil NevillePhil Neville is the frontrunner to become the next permanent manager of the England Women’s team, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph .The Football Association are currently on the hunt for the successor to Mark Sampson, who was sacked in disgrace in September.Mo Marley is the current caretaker manager, but the FA are keen to talk with Neville about the position.No Alexis bidding war, says WengerAlexis Sanchez Arsenal Arsene Wenger has said there is no bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United over Alexis Sanchez.The Frenchman was tightlipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.Get the full story right here on Goal! Mahrez begins Liverpool talksRiyad Mahrez, Leicester City Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield, the Express reports.The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option.It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far.Everton eyeing Walcott dealTheo Walcott ArsenalEverton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the club would like to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott this month.”You’re all aware of our interest in Theo,” Allardyce told a news conference. “If we’re able to get that over the line, I’ll be delighted.”Read the full story here on Goal! Man City still hopeful on AlexisAlexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017Manchester City are still hopeful of signing Alexis Sanchez in January, despite a supposed approach from Manchester United, Goal understands.The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal.Read the full story on an intriguing transfer tale here. Napoli boss requests Sane signingLeroy Sane Manchester CityNapoli manager Maurizio Sarri has requested the signing of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, according to CalcioNapoli24 .The 59-year-old asked president Aurelio De Laurentiis, during talks over a new contract, to attempt to lure the Germany international away from the Etihad Stadium.De Laurentiis, however, instantly rebuffed the request, maintaining that the attacker would prove too expensive.Low lined up to replace ZidaneJoachim Low GermanyJoachim Low has been lined up by Real Madrid to take over as coach, if Zinedine Zidane is sacked at the end of the season, claims La Stampa, via AS .Zidane’s future is coming under increasing scrutiny, with Madrid trailing arch-rivals Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga.Failure to progress in the Champions League could cost Zidane his job and Germany coach Low is the man wanted to take charge after the World Cup finals this summer.Spurs won’t give up on MalcomMalcom BordeauxTottenham have not given up hope of beating Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Bordeaux sensation Malcom, reports UOL Esporte .Arsenal have held talks with Malcom’s representatives this week over a potential January deal as Arsene Wenger searches for a replacement for Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez.United are also set to make a £40 million bid for the Brazilian in January , but Spurs remain keen to capture the winger, even if Arsenal are favourites to agree a deal.Valverde wants to keep GomesAndre Gomes BarcelonaBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo .Gomes reportedly wants a winter move to secure regular first-team football, and he has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.However, Valverde is happy with the Portugal international and only a huge offer will persuade the club to change their mind.World record fee a ‘big compliment’ – Van DijkVirgil van Dijk Liverpool EvertonVirgil van Dijk has told Sky Sports that being subject to a world-record transfer for a defender is a “big compliment”.The Dutchman recently moved from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million.Get the full story right here on Goal! Man Utd target Vardy & ChicharitoJamie VardyManchester United are targeting Jamie Vardy and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in addition to Alexis Sanchez, the Telegraph reports.Vardy reportedly would be the most expensive option as the Red Devils look to bolster their attack, with Leicester City seeking a £35 million fee.Hernandez, meanwhile, could return to Old Trafford if West Ham can recoup the £17m they spent to sign the Mexican striker last summer.Allegri & Luis Enrique on Chelsea shortlistMassimiliano Allegri, Juventus, Serie A, 09122017Chelsea have identified Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique as potential managers should Antonio Conte leave at season’s end, according to the Daily Mail .It appears increasingly likely that Conte will leave Stamford Bridge over the summer, with Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri in consideration as well.Diego Simeone is a long-shot candidate, while Carlo Ancelotti seemingly has been ruled out.Chelsea & Man Utd monitor ArthurArthur GremioChelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.Man Utd ahead of City in Weigl raceJulian Weigl, Borussia Dortmund, 17/18Manchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Independent .Jose Mourinho is said to want a new defensive midfielder in support of Paul Pogba, and City target Weigl has landed on the Red Devils’ radar.While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United’s willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.Chicharito seriously considering LAFC moveJavier Hernandez Chicharito West HamJavier Hernandez is seriously considering a move to MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC, according to talkSPORT .West Ham manager David Moyes has reportedly told the striker he can leave the club this winter, and ‘Chicharito’ is tempted by the possibility of joining Mexico team-mate Carlos Vela at LAFC.Man Utd too late to sign AlexisAlexis Sanchez ArsenalManchester United are too late in their attempt to beat Manchester City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Express .The Red Devils reportedly reached out to Arsenal to see if a £25 million bid would see the forward turn his back on Man City, who have offered £20m.But City remain favourites to sign the Chile international as he has his heart set on a move to the Etihad Stadium because of his experience playing under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.Liverpool set Sturridge priceDaniel SturridgeLiverpool are ready to sell wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge for £30 million, the Daily Mail reports.The England international has reportedly asked to leave Anfield in January, though that valuation and his £150,000-a-week wages could prove problematic.Stoke City were said to be interested in a move, but the club won’t make a decision until a new manager is in place.Premier League giants compete for WilmotJurgen Klopp LiverpoolLiverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage’s FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.Musonda draws Nottingham Forest interestCharly Musonda, ChelseaNew Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has targeted Chelsea forward Charly Musonda, according to the Telegraph .The Championship side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, though they’ll have to fend off interest from Bournemouth, Newcastle and Watford.Coquelin: I should’ve left Arsenal earlierFrancis Coquelin ArsenalFrancis Coquelin says that he “almost regrets” not taking the chance to leave Arsenal sooner after completing a move to La Liga side Valencia on Thursday. His displays during the 2016-17 season drew interest over the summer, but the 26-year-old wanted to stay and fight for his place under Arsene Wenger.Read the full story on Goal! Ronaldo frustrated by Madrid signingsCristiano Ronaldo Real MadridCristiano Ronaldo has grown frustrated by Real Madrid’s signings, according to Don Balon .The Portuguese star is said to be disillusioned by president Florentino Perez’s activity in the transfer market, with Madrid failing to sign upgrades after the exits of James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Pepe.Inter offer Joao Mario in Gaitan swapNicolas Gaitan Atletico MadridInter have proposed a swap that would see them send Joao Mario to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Nicolas Gaitan, Don Balon reports.That move could be a coup for Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who has given Gaitan just one start in La Liga this season.last_img read more

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Citys 16 bike ambulances helped 650 patients since Feb AAP Govt

first_imgNEW DELHI: The 16 ‘bike ambulances’ running in the narrow lanes of east Delhi have helped over 650 patients since February, data provided by the Aam Aadmi Party government claims. The Delhi government also says that the bike ambulances act as the first responder vehicles for patients. “The bikes were launched in February with an aim to ensure timely health assistance in traffic-congested areas and small lanes in east Delhi. Currently, 16 bikes are running and have helped over 650 patients since February. On average, we receive about 20 calls a day on 102, the helpline number,” health officials said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderRanging from assistance in high or low sugar and blood pressure to fractures, the first responder vehicles have proved quite helpful in serving the area, the official said adding the bikes help in preventing the loss of limbs or life by providing basic first aid and stabilise the patient till the arrival of the ambulance. “We are planning to expand the same in the other parts of the city as we are getting a positive response in east Delhi,” the official said. The traffic, however, remains a challenge for the bikes as well, “but they reach on the spot earlier than the van ambulances”. After receiving a call on 102, we sent both the bike and van. By the time the van reaches, the bike had provided the basic assistance. Also, there are areas in east Delhi where a van cannot go, so the bike helps the patients in coming to the main road or to the hospital depending on the situation.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAll the 16 motorcycles have a portable oxygen cylinder, first aid kit and dressing materials, air-splints, GPS and communication device, foldable transfer sheet, Glucometer, pulse oximeter and portable manual suction machine among others. While rolling out the project, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the bikes will help in reducing the ambulance response time in congested areas and jhuggi clusters in east Delhi, East, North East and Shahdara districts. “Till now only big vehicles were available for ambulance services, now these bike ambulances will be able to reach narrow bylanes to provide immediate medical care for people residing there,” CM Kejriwal said. For calling the bikes, the patient has to call the helpline number, 102 and both bikes and vehicles are rushed to the spot from the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS), an autonomous body of Delhi government providing round-the-clock free ambulance service in Delhi for accident and trauma victims, medical emergencies, transportation of pregnant women for delivery and post-delivery (drop back to home). The official said the CATS purchased 16 Hero Achiever motorcycles which are fabricated and equipped with medical equipment. “For the operational purpose, these bikes are also equipped with Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) for communication, GPS devices for tracking and route navigation and integrated with existing CATS Control Room. These bike ambulances are manned by trained ambulance manpower.” The project was completed at a cost of Rs 23 lakh.last_img read more

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Sudan to launch historic transition to civilian rule

first_imgKhartoum: Sudan’s military rulers and protest leaders are scheduled on Saturday to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule. The ceremony will officialise a constitutional declaration inked on August 4 between the country’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition coalition of the Alliance for Freedom and Change. The deal brought an end to nearly eight months of upheaval that saw masses mobilise against president Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted in April after 30 years in power. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe deal brokered by the African Union and Ethiopia was welcomed with relief by both sides, with protesters celebrating what they saw as the victory of their “revolution” and generals taking credit for averting civil war. While the compromise meets several of the protest camp’s key demands, its terms leave the military with ample powers and its future civilian government with daunting challenges. With Saturday’s official signing of the transitional documents, Sudan will kick off a process that will include important immediate first steps. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe composition of the new transitional civilian-majority ruling council is to be announced Sunday, followed two days later by the naming of a prime minister. On Thursday, protest leaders agreed to nominate former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister. The veteran economist, who stepped down last year as deputy executive secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa, is to be formally selected on August 20, a statement said. The cabinet is to be unveiled on August 28, with the newly-appointed ministers due to meet the sovereign council on September 1 for the first time. Elections must be held after the 39-month transitional period that began on August 4. Until then, the country of 40 million people will be ruled by the 11-member sovereign council and a government, which will — the deal makes clear — be dominated by civilians. However, the interior and defence ministers are to be chosen by military members of the council. The move towards civilian rule could lead the African Union to lift a suspension slapped on Sudan in June after a bloody crackdown on a sit-in in Khartoum. The legislative body to be formed within three months will be at least 40 percent female, reflecting the significant role played by women in the protest movement. The paramilitary force and intelligence services blamed for some of the worst abuses under Bashir and against the protesters are to be brought under the authority of the army and sovereign council respectively. With many issues still unaddressed, however, observers warn that describing the latest events as ‘successful regime change’ would be premature. “Political dynamics will matter more than pieces of paper,” said Rosalind Marsden from London’s Chatham House think tank. “The biggest challenge facing the government will be dismantling the Islamist deep state… which took control of all state institutions and key sectors of the economy, including hundreds of businesses owned by the military-security apparatus.” The rise of Mohamed Hamdan Daglo — who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and became deputy head of the military council that seized power from Bashir — as Sudan’s new military strongman is causing some concern. He has close ties to Gulf monarchies, has amassed huge wealth since wresting control of gold mines in western Sudan and was a leader of the infamous Janjaweed militia accused of a genocidal campaign in the Darfur region. The fate of deposed ruler Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court over Darfur, is also unclear. He is due to appear in a Khartoum court on corruption charges on Saturday. Some within the protest camp feel the power-sharing deal did not do enough to curb the powers of the military and guarantee justice for demonstrators killed by security forces.last_img read more

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Tgana cabinet gives nod for construction of new secretariat complex

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana government has approved the Cabinet sub-committee’s report recommending construction of a new secretariat complex in the city as it would not be feasible to modify the existing one.According to an official release issued by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s office on Thursday night, the cabinet sub-committee held detailed discussions with regard to the technical committee’s report and recommended construction of a new secretariat complex. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The technical committee appointed by the cabinet sub-committee recommended construction of a new secretariat complex by demolishing the present one as it would not be feasible to modify it to make it compliant with fire safety and other norms.The panel opined it was not possible to modify or alter the existing facilities to create a befitting, iconic and integrated Secretariat complex, the release said.”… and strongly recommend the government may consider construction of new state-of-the-art Secretariat complex complying with fire safety, NBC (National Building Code) and IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) norms befitting the stature of Telangana,” the committee had said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Telangana Cabinet had earlier appointed a Group of Ministers headed by Road and Buildings Minister V Prashanth Reddy to look into matters on the construction of new secretariat and Assembly complexes.The Cabinet had endorsed the final decision-making choice on the building designs to the Chief Minister.”The recommendations of the technical committee were discussed in detail in the Cabinet-Sub-Committee on 28.08.2019 and the Sub Committee concurs with the opinion of the Technical Committee and recommends the construction of the new Secretariat Complex. The cabinet Sub-Committee submitted its report four days ago,” the release said.The technical committee has obtained reports from the Director General, Disaster Response and Fire Services and Indian Green Building Council on the status of compliance of fire safety and green building norms in the present Secretariat premises, it said.last_img read more

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