Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Ighalo and QPR are again linked with Blues duo

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Watford’s Odion Ighalo is the latest striker to be linked with Chelsea.The Daily Mirror say the Blues are monitoring Ighalo, 26, along with Arsenal and a number of other supposedly interested clubs.AdChoices广告The Mirror also say Chelsea defender Papy Djilbodji could join German side Werder Bremen on loan.Meanwhile, QPR have made loan offers for Chelsea duo Patrick Bamford and Charly Musonda, the Evening Standard say.Bamford is wanted by a number of Championship clubsBayer Leverkusen, Lille and Rayo Vallecano are also said to have made enquiries about Belgium Under-21 midfielder Musonda, while Bamford has been linked with a move to Loftus Road since a recent loan spell at Crystal Palace was cut short.The Daily Star claim Chelsea are interested in Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, while The Sun claim Chelsea fear they could lose Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Thibaut Courtois because of the possibility of the club missing out on the Champions League.Hazard has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris St-GermainA ‘Blues source’ is quoted as saying: “Yes, they’re tied into deals but those contracts won’t stop rivals moving in at the end of the season.“And they won’t stop our players considering their futures either. Contracts don’t count for a lot these days.”And the Northern Echo reports that Middlesbrough are considering making a fresh bid for Ross McCormack after having an initial offer for the Fulham striker rejected. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Paris Saint-Germain are set to increase their initial offer for Juve’s Paul Pogba

first_img Remembering that Manchester City have already offered an amount higher than 100 million euros, Barça are not yet at these heights. However, as we have previously said at SPORT, they are looking into ways to secure Pogba’s signing, including paying him a 12 million euros net salary per season. Keep in mind that Pogba has said he wants to not just play in La Liga, but for the Blaugrana.  19/06/2015 CEST Paris Saint-Germain are making a big push to sign Juventus’s French midfielder Paul Pogba. Knowing the offers that are arriving at Juve’s door for the player, the Ligue 1 champions have decided to increase their initial offer to 98 million euros, according to the British press. PSG manager Laurent Blanc has asked those in charge of the French club to go all out for the Juventus star.  For now, Juventus are standing firm, although their general director, Beppe Marotta has also admitted that if Pogba wants to leave, they will negotiate. Sport EN Upd. at 14:56 last_img read more

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Xavi: Van Gaal will do a very, very good job with Manchester United

first_imgXavi Hernandez has backed his former manager Louis van Gaal to be a success at Manchester United.  Van Gaal gave Xavi his Barcelona debut, but has not won everybody round since taking over at Old Trafford last summer.  Upd. at 21:04 “He is a coach who should be paid attention to,” Xavi said from his new home in Qatar.   “I believe that, in time, he will do a very, very good job with Manchester United. He already is doing [well].  “He is an amazing coach, fantastic. He was ahead of his time [at Barça].”center_img CEST EFE, Sport EN 08/09/2015 “He’s taken the team into the Champions League and they will be a strong rival for teams in the Premier League and in Europe.  last_img read more

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Warriors march towards the post-season

first_imgRound 17 of Big V basketball was an important one for the Pakenham Warriors as they picked some crucial wins….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Hayley Wildes last_img

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Platform pledge

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON MORE than four kilometres of single train line will be duplicated between Bunyip and Longwarry if the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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‘Unwarranted’ fear psychosis, says forum

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson A CRIME prevention forum has exposed an evident air of paranoia among Cardinia Shire residents in response…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Galway Senior Camogie Championship Round-Up

first_imgSenior A The Senior A Camogie Championship got underway at the weekend with a double header in Duggan Park on Friday evening. Mullagh and Sarsfields played out an entertaining 2-7 to 0-13 draw. Rachel Monaghan was the hero for Mullagh on the day, getting the crucial goal from a last minute free to equalise the game. Sarsfields will be wondering how they didn’t come away with the win after they dominated the vast majority of the game and led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half time. Siobhán McGrath was a constant threat for Sarsfields and also showed tremendous accuracy from placed balls. Her sister Orlaith was also impressive in attack, along with Sarah Spellman. Clodagh McGrath and Joanne Daly were dominant at midfield and defenders Laura Ward, Erica Leslie and particularly Maria Cooney were all impressive. Mullagh came back strongly in the second half with the likes of Sarah Dervan, Katie Manning, Rachel Monaghan and the very impressive Erica Coen driving them on. Coen’s goal three minutes into the second half brought Mullagh right back into the game. Aoife Donohue was a threat after moving into full forward and added two second half points. Sarsfields were dealt two major blows in the second half, with Orlaith McGrath picking up an injury after scoring her third point, while her sister Clodagh was forced off injured soon after. The gap remained at three points in the dying minutes when Liam Gordon awarded a 21-metre free to Mullagh and up stepped Monaghan to blast to the net and rescue a draw for her side. It was a brilliant score for Rachel Monaghan and for Mullagh, who showed the timeless value of not quitting until the final whistle.  In the second game at Duggan Park, defending champions Ardrahan were far too strong for a Cappataggle side for whom Caitríona Cormican was outstanding at centre back. Caoimhe Garvey, Michelle Skehill (before her very unfortunate injury), Katie Garvey and Amy Treacy also battled well for Cappy, but they were simply outclassed by their opponents on the day and fell to a twelve-point defeat. In a game which took a while to get going, Ardrahan led by five points at half time and pulled away impressively in the second half with wind advantage. Ava Lynskey was outstanding for Ardrahan, scoring 1-3 while also being involved in much of the play. Nicola Quinn also caught the eye with 1-2, including a great individual goal late in the game. Brenda Kerins, Aoife Lynskey and Cliodhna Walsh were also impressive up front. Shauna Healy, Siobhán Gardiner and Megan Carr performed well in a defence which was rarely threatened, while Andrea Mullins and Denise Diviney were strong in the middle third. It finished at Duggan Park; Ardrahan 2-10, Cappataggle 0-4.Also in the Senior A Championship, St. Thomas’ picked up a valuable win over Davitt’s, on a score-line of 2-13 to 0-11 in Gorton on Sunday. Senior BIn the first game of the Senior B double header in Tynagh on Saturday, Eyrecourt had an impressive win over a Niamh Kilkenny inspired Pearses. A close first half saw Eyrecourt take a 2-3 to 0-6 lead into half time, with Laura and Louise Loughnane getting the goals. Niamh Kilkenny led the Pearses resistance with all six of her teams first half points, including three from play. Eyrecourt dominated the second period, with Molly Burke having a big influence. Burke converted some crucial frees and added two points from play in the second half, while Laura Loughnane and Amanda Lynch also got excellent scores. Niamh Kilkenny continued to keep Pearses in the game with six second half points (four frees). It wasn’t enough however and Eyrecourt deservedly held on to win on a score line of 2-10 to 0-13. While Molly Burke and Laura Loughnane were outstanding, Eyrecourt also had strong performances from Aisling Downey, Olivia Mannion, Paula Kenny, Louise Loughnane and Molly Dunne, who was excellent at centre back. Pearses were simply too reliant on Niamh Kilkenny, who scored all bar one point of her team’s total. Teresa Loughnane, Tara Naughton, Aine Kelly and Orla Kilkennyalso performed well for Pearses on the day.Athenry had a comprehensive victory over Killimor in the second game in Tynagh on Saturday, running out winners on a score line of 4-14 to 1-7. Sabina Rabbitte was the star of the day for Athenry, scoring 2-3 from full forward and tormenting the Killimor defence throughout the game. Leah Crotty’s goal put Athenry in the driving seat early on, with Jessica Gill showing great accuracy from placed balls during the first half. Niamh Horan and Maeve Muldoon responded with good scores for Killimor and Muldoon’s goal brought the sides level. However, Athenry finished the first half strongly scoring1-3, with Rabbitte’s first goal coming shortly before half time. Muldoon and Horan continued to lead the resistance for Killimor in the second half, but Athenry pulled away well with Jessica Gill finishing with an impressive 1-9 (1-7 frees). With the last puck of the game, she blasted a 21-metre free to the net to put the gloss on a very impressive victory. Katherine Glynn, Dervla Higgins, Niamh Keogh, Eimear Keane and Leah Crotty also performed strongly for Athenry. For Killimor, Eimear Porter, Aisling Brehony, Caoimhe Starr (second half), Emer Fahy and Anne Marie Starr battled hard, along with Niamh Horan and Maeve Muldoon. In the final senior B game of the weekend, Oranmore/Maree came out on top against Craughwell in a goal fest in Gorton Sunday. Ten points separated the sides at full time, with Oranmore/Maree raising a staggering seven green flags. It finished in Gort on a score line of Oranmore/Maree 7-9, Craughwell 3-11.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Spurs to meet with Inter over Moussa Dembele, according to reports in Italy

first_imgTOTTENHAM will meet with Inter Milan transfer chiefs over their interest in Moussa Dembele, according to reports.Corriere dello Sport claim Piero Ausilio is heading to London to see if a deal can be done for the Belgium midfielder.4 Moussa Dembele has let his Tottenham contract run downCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Italian paper insists the former Fulham man has told the North London side that he wants to move on.And, in reply, Spurs have slapped a £26million pricetag on the playmaker who is entering the final year of his contract.Dembele is in World Cup training camp with his national side and told Belgium reporters on Tuesday that there have been no talks over a contract extension.He said: “We have not really talked about an extension of my contract.4 Mauricio Pochettino will have the final say on the Spurs midfielderCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd4 Could Moussa Dembele have played his last game for Spurs?Credit: AFP or licensors“At the beginning of the season, I said ‘I had physical problems, I want to see at the end of the season how I feel’. That’s what the club and I decided by mutual agreement.“If we talk about a new contract in the middle of the season, it will cost energy. Imagine that a player feels not appreciated after a disappointing proposal, it can disrupt his game.DON’T BLOW MY CASH Jose Mourinho warns Man United board not to blow his budget on Gareth Bale4 Dembele is away with Belgium team-mates Kevin de Bruyne and Vincent KompanyCredit: AFP“At this moment, I am very happy at Tottenham. I do not lie when I say that I do not think about a big transfer. I want to play a World Cup and afterwards we will see.“Really, I’m not aware of the interest of other clubs. And, besides, I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers.“For now, I’m only focussing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season.“Or maybe I’ll sign a new deal. We’ll see.”How to claim your FREE £10 bet1 Register for Sun Bets here2 Bet £5 or more3 Sun Bets will stick a £10 bet in your accountIs Mousa Dembele now Tottenham’s best player, even better than Harry Kane or Dele Alli?last_img read more

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