Coutinho wants Prem return with Barca to use him as bait to land Spurs’ Ndombele

first_imgPHILIPPE COUTINHO has made returning to the Premier League a “top priority” and Barcelona could use him in a transfer move for Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Spanish reports say.The Brazilian is on loan at Bayern Munich, where he has nine goals and eight assists in 32 games, but the German champions have indicated they do not wish to pay £100million to make the move permanent.2 Philippe Coutinho has made returning to the Premier League a ‘top priority’2 Mundo claim Barcelona could use Coutinho in a bid to sign Tanguy NdombeleIt leaves Barca searching for a buyer, with the club having no intention of keeping Coutinho, who they paid £142m for in 2018.According to Mundo, the 27-year-old is desperate to return to England, with London rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all monitoring his situation.But it is claimed LaLiga champions are interested in signing Spurs powerhouse Ndombele – who arrived in the capital this summer from Lyon in a club-record £65m move.It is said the Spanish kings will attempt to offer Coutinho in a transfer deal for Ndombele.Spurs tried to sign the playmaker on loan last summer, before he moved to Munich.Coutinho was said to have been put off by a switch to Tottenham, and despite Barca sending the necessary transfer documents, Spurs signed Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis instead.The summer window could see another attempt to land the playmaker, but reports from Spain suggest Chelsea have already been in contact with Barca over a potential deal.Transfer NewsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaGossipNO BALE OUTGareth Bale’s Real Madrid future in limbo with NO firm transfer offers yetGossipJOR BLIMEY!Jorginho’s agent says Chelsea ace is being chased by two top European clubsIt is even said that Blues boss Frank Lampard has spoken personally with the ex-Liverpool star in a bid to persuade him to make a switch to Stamford Bridge.Coutinho’s ability to play both out wide and in an attacking midfield role will suit Lampard, who often switches between a three-man midfield with two wingers, or a 4-2-3-1 formation that would allow the Brazilian to play in the No10 role.But the creative midfielder’s hefty £100m price tag could see clubs in England try to get Barca to loan out the unwanted Nou Camp flop.How Chelsea could line up with Coutinho and Dembele joining Ziyech if Lampard lands summerlast_img read more

Mourinho reveals he’s a fried egg king as he helps feed families in crisis

first_img5JOSE MOURINHO is happy just being a ‘specialist in fried eggs’ right now.Tottenham’s boss has a new-found perspective after helping feed the most needy during the coronavirus crisis.5 Jose Mourinho has been delivering food for the most vulnerableCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 The Spurs boss revealed how proud he is of the clubCredit: Getty Images – Getty⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesMourinho was stunned as he stood in the tunnel at the club’s £1billion home after doing his rounds picking fruit and veg and dropping it to the stadium’s distribution point.Dressing rooms were being used for counselling sessions while pregnant women had check-ups in the referee’s room and TV interview areas.Mourinho, 57, said: “I can’t believe it. It’s strange, emotional.“You walk into the tunnel and dressing room and try to visualise what a normal day is. Then you see an incredible hospital facility.“I feel so proud of the club. Any supporter that knows ten per cent of what the club is doing, it would be enough for anyone to be proud and non-Tottenham supporters to be grateful.”Mourinho’s new daily routine consists of training his players via video and helping with food deliveries for Haringey Council.Earlier in his career, total isolation would have been no problem for a man once capable of starting a fight in an empty room.I’m the fried egg specialist. We try to make cooking simple.Jose MourinhoBut he is calmer while locked down with goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos, tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho and Tottenham’s head of first-team performance Carlos Lalin in a rented house.Mourinho, who famously called old rival Arsene Wenger a ‘specialist in failure’, revealed: “I’m the fried egg specialist. We try to make cooking simple.“We don’t have our families but we are big friends. We work a lot and time flies.“I miss football but I try not to be selfish — just balanced and human.“I prefer to say I miss our world — football is part of that. But we have to be patient and fight our fight. I prefer to wait for better days.“I’m so sorry for families destroyed by bad news.”Mourinho appeared a world away from the figure whose frustrations were reaching boiling point before the pandemic, as his squad was ravaged by injuries.Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn have all recovered since Spurs’ last game — a 3-0 European loss to RB Leipzig on March 10.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal5 Mourinho has been playing his part to help those during the coronavirus crisisCredit: Getty Images – Gettymost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’5Spurs stars returned to their Enfield training base for workouts this week.And Mourinho added: “It’s a positive feeling for the boys to smell grass again.“For them, it’s many, many weeks of injury.“We have to wait for the right permission for them to train again in groups to see if they can come back to a normal competition level.”Spurs boss Jose Mourinho helps put together care packages in Enfield to help out coronavirus relief effortslast_img read more

Lionel Messi to play against Neymar in Australia

first_imgIt is believed that negotiations are ongoing for one of the South American teams to play a friendly match against the Socceroos also.A contest against either Brazil or Argentina will be perfect preparations for the Socceroos as they gear up for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.last_img

From Arabia to Ipurua – AS.com

first_imgIf in the Super Cup the team lost its first and third captain, Koke and Giménez, yesterday Trippier vanished. A pubalgia. Arias will start: only once has he been in the last 11 games. Costa and Lemar are still in the infirmary. Simeone will bet today for an eleven offensive in Ipurua, its most possible. That Lodi stays in the seat and Saúl occupies the side gives entrance to Vitolo, all driving and intention. As a spark has Correa. Not leaving in summer is five months later the best signing. He is already the decisive footballer that Simeone so much asked him to be. Above, with Morata, João Félix, who returned from Arabia in the shadows. In front, Mendilibar (follow the match live on As.com).Minutes for CristóforoEibar goes on a run. It started badly, it improved, the bittersweet year ended. Always difficult, author team, with high pressure, fast recovery and bands, without Cucurella, Jordán and Peña is not the same. Kike García’s physical loss and Enrich’s morale leave Charles as the danger above. Orellana returns after the three sanction matches and Cristoforo entered the list. He is entrusted with Eibar, a creative medium that gives stability, winter signing, for all this second round that starts today. The Super Cup is over, the second round of the Atleti League starts in Ipurua. An Atleti who left behind the months of ties. He doesn’t know defeat in the last seven games, five wins. From Arabia, in the suitcase, only good feelings, despite the defeat in the final. Because the team competes, especially that. Despite the diaspora and the transition. Despite the casualties. They have been lately. The medical part again in a constant F5.last_img read more

James goes down to Osasuna for a blow to the hip

first_imgFor that match in which Madrid will defend its leadership James won’t be. The Colombian was absent this Saturday’s session due to a blow to the hip he suffered in Thursday’s game. That was what motivated his replacement with Modric at the break. The training had two other absences: that of Asensio, which continues its recovery process; and Mariano’s. As in recent days, the Spanish-Dominican forward worked out in the gym. As usual, goalkeeper Altube worked with the first team.With 23 men available including the latter, Zidane will have to make four discards to complete the expedition of 19 players who will travel this afternoon to Pamplona. The team will leave Madrid at 7:00 p.m. and will stay at the Muga Beloso hotel in the Navarrese capital.After training, Zidane will appear at a press conference at 1:00 p.m. (live on AS.com). The French coach does not have any loss due to penalty, but has Mendy noticed. I hardly breathe Madrid held its second and last training session to prepare for the 23rd day of LaLiga Santander against Osasuna. A meeting that will take place at El Sadar tomorrow Sunday 9 (16:00, Movistar LaLiga) just 67 hours after finishing his commitment to the Royal Society.last_img read more

ProLiga denounces that the RFEF excludes aid to those who promoted Third in 2019

first_img“ProLiga and the affected clubs do not leave their astonishment when observing that the RFEF has published on February 10, 2020, that is, with the Cup competition already in the semifinals, a Resolution on granting aid in which they would be left without the right to perceive those Third clubs that last season were in the lower category “, criticized the association presided by David Jiménez. She recalled that, after reviewing the general and specific requirements issued by the RFEF before starting the competition, “there is no condition that to be a beneficiary of aid to clubs that participate in the Copa del Rey in the 19/20 Season , they must have militated in Third in the 18/19 “and that neither” there is any reference to the exclusion of clubs for not having militated in Third “last year.“Moreover, in view of the data published by the RFEF itself on its official website on the aid granted this season for participating in the Cup, the total amount allocated is 693,100 euros, when the budget in the Program was 1,191. 00 euros, “added ProLiga. In this sense, and “in defense of the rights of the clubs, it will require leaving the resolution dated January 10, as well as distributing the money among all participating Third Clubs without exclusion and, at the same time, the full distribution of the money budgeted before starting the competition “. The ProLiga association, which brings together 240 clubs from Second B and Third Division, He regretted on Wednesday that the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has excluded several Third Clubs from financial aid for playing the Copa del Rey for not belonging to that category last season. “The RFEF surprises by excluding Third Clubs from economic aid for playing the current Copa del Rey in breach of its audiovisual rights suprogram,” Proliga said in a statement. ProLiga warns that “it will legally support almost a dozen Third Clubs that have been surprised” after receiving from the RFEF this exclusion of financial aid “provided in the rules of the 19/20 calls for Third Clubs” despite to all those affected “meet all the required formal requirements and, of course, have disputed some qualifying round of the said competition in the current season.”last_img read more

The new date of Eibar-Real points after the semifinal of Copa

first_imgThe Gipuzkoan derby between Eibar and the Royal Society, which should have been held this Sunday in Ipurua, aims to be played from March 9, with Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 as the first possible dates for it to be disputed . It should be remembered that this match was suspended by the Competition Committee, following the recommendations of the Basque Government Health Service, because of the poor air quality due to the fire at the Zaldibar landfill. The Basque Government recommended not to practice outdoor sports this weekend in Ermua, Zaldibar and Eibar when detecting a high level of dioxins in the air. Both clubs now have until Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to agree on setting a new date for the match.. It is the term given by the Competition Committee, and in case they do not agree, LaLiga will enter ex officio and assign a date that it considers appropriate, already without the consent of Real and Eibar. The agreement does not seem complicated, as long as Eibar agrees to play after the Cup semifinal that Real will play in Miranda. Because before it seems impossible. The week of February 24, the Real plays on Friday (February 28), so it is difficult to dispute during the week. And then comes the semifinal of the Copa de la Real in Miranda (March 4). This means that even after the game of the Donostiarras in Anduva you could not play. And the first date to do so is March 10-11. The issue is very angry at the population of Eibar, for the delay in arriving at the preventive measures of the Basque Government, but the reality is that the health service measurements take five days to be analyzed in the CSIC. And that is the reason why the game cannot be played on Tuesday, something that was the initial intention of both clubs in case it was suspended, as it finally happened. Eibar looked for all possible ways to play the game, while Real simply waited for events, ready to abide by the decision that was made. The idea of ​​playing on Tuesday liked it because it didn’t mean trying any calendar, nor the issue of the return of the price of tickets and because it was no problem for either club. But the air quality is not known if it has changed by Tuesday, because the following measurement data will arrive on Thursday. This means that this week it is ruled out that this Gipuzkoan derby is played.last_img read more

“I think Djokovic will win more Grand Slam than Federer and Nadal”

first_imgJuan Carlos Ferrero granted an interview to the Tennishead portal by which he reviewed the present world of tennis with particular consideration to the combat between Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic to be on the prime within the Grand Slam winners.Ferrero believes that, of the three, Djokovic will be the tennis participant who wins probably the most Grand Slam titles. “I think that Nadal and Djokovic have the potential for reaching Federer in Grand Slam titles. However due to his age and the surfaces of the Grand Slam, I think Djokovic will win more titles. I’ve seen that younger individuals are more and more more succesful and their stage is near the High-3, however Federer, Nadal and Djokovic will nonetheless give us nice information for a number of years. “ The previous additionally analyzed the expansion of NextGen gamers like Dominic Thiem or Stefanos Tsitsipas. “Within the final 12 months solely Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas have been in a position to win any of the three tennis gamers in a Grand Slam. The extent of Thiem within the final Australian Open was unbelievable. He was very near profitable. “Ferrero was additionally requested about his pupil Carlos Alcaraz, one of many revelations in tennis in current weeks after his debut on the ATP Circuit within the Open River. “Our purpose is for Equelite Academy to proceed rising and bettering as a participant. He’s too younger to give attention to rating objectives, though in fact it can be crucial. We hope to be near the High-100 by the top of 2020 and if he continues to work as he does till now, he will succeed. He’s younger however we’re working with him to have the ability to compete for all the pieces sooner or later. “last_img read more

“Real Madrid still dreams of signing Neymar”

first_imgDiario As reported on that meeting with the white president and Real Madrid in Neymar. The Brazilian representative continued: “Real Madrid also called me several times (before going to Barça). Today Neymar’s starting price for PSG is 164 million euros. It is a price that did not exist a year ago. “ Neymar’s former agent, Wagner Ribeiro, participated in an interview in ESPN’s “Canal do Nicola”, and confirmed that the Real Madrid was very interested in taking over the Brazilian crack. “I went to Madrid several times, because Florentino had the dream of taking Neymar. Last year I was with him, in May, in his office, and he even told me that maintains the dream of signing Neymar“, he claimed. Wagner Ribeiro told how he managed to take Neymar to Barcelona before the avalanche of offers that came to get his services: “There were many offers. I received an official offer from Chelsea when I was in New York, the day Neymar debuted with the Brazilian team in 2010. They made an offer, we studied it, but in the end we didn’t decide anything. On that occasion, we brought it to Neymar’s father and the player himself. Then came other offers from Bayern Munich, Juventus, with whom I had a meeting in Turin“center_img Of course, Ribeiro has always defended the quality of Neymar and did it again on ESPN. “He is much better than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I have never seen Neymar play badly. I already did it at Santos, he always unbalances, takes hits, but scores and assists. We have also seen it in Barcelona and PSG “.last_img read more