Rummenigge: Bayern could sign Perisic on permanent deal

first_imgBayern Munich could look to sign on-loan Inter winger Ivan Perisic on a permanent deal, according to president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.The 30-year-old Croatia international was brought in late in the summer transfer window, after Bayern’s pursuit of Manchester City’s Leroy Sane fell through.Previously of Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg, Perisic has settled quickly into life back in the Bundesliga, with two goals in his first four appearances for Bayern. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “We brought him in to play, and when he has played he has done well,” Rummenigge said at the Festival of Sport in Trento, Italy.“He has scored a few goals. [Kingsley] Coman and [Serge] Gnabry are exploding, but Ivan is always good.“I won’t rule [signing him permanently] out, he has had a good start to the season. We have an agreement with Inter to talk about it later, and we will also evaluate it with the player.”Perisic was signed in part due to the summer exits of legendary wide duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, with manager Niko Kovac undertaking a significant rejuvenation project at the Allianz.While the Dutchman Robben retired after his exit, 36-year-old Ribery moved to Serie A with Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina.He has been an immediate hit in Florence, and recently starred with a goal in a 3-1 win over AC Milan. After a terrible run of 24 games without a win stretching back to last season, things are looking up for Fiorentina, who have now won three league games in a row.Ribery Milan Fiorentina“Montella made a smart move,” Rummenigge said. “Fiorentina have played with two strikers and given Ribery licence to attack without forcing him to defend, so he can concentrate more on attacking.“Against Milan he scored a masterpiece of a goal. He was always very good, it wasn’t by chance that he played for 12 years at Bayern and won everything.“It surprised us a little that he went to Italy with Fiorentina because everyone expected him to go to Saudi Arabia or China, but he made a footballing decision and I’m glad he’s doing so well at Fiorentina.”On the subject of Serie A, Rummenigge also had praise for new Inter boss Antonio Conte, predicting that the former Chelsea boss could win the Italian title.“I have been watching, their start has been good, apart from the match against Juventus. He can win the Scudetto,” he said.“Conte is doing a good job. It is important they have a quality and trustworthy technician like him, and against Barcelona I saw a good game where Inter deserved to score another goal. Barca were lucky to win. Inter are a newly rebuilt team, it takes a little patience.”last_img read more

Carillion Canada granted creditor protection following insolvency of UK parent

Carillion Canada has been granted protection from creditors by the Ontario Superior Court under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.The Canadian branch of insolvent British construction giant and state contractor Carillion PLC said on its website on Thursday that its decision to seek CCAA protection was forced by the compulsory liquidation of its parent company earlier this month when it couldn’t arrange short-term financing.It said that event gave rise to “unexpected liquidity challenges” for the Canadian operations.Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on U.K. outsourcing modelDBRS weighs in on two Canadian projects linked with CarillionCanadian projects adjust as U.K.’s Carillion enters bankruptcy“It is expected to be business-as-usual for all Canadian Carillion applicants as they continue to operate under the protection of the initial order,” it said.“Public safety remains our top priority, be it in the maintenance and cleaning of hospitals, the clearing of roads or any of our other activities.”The company says it employs more than 6,000 people in Canada. It did not immediately respond to a request for further information.According to its website, its operations include facilities management and maintenance in sectors including oil and gas, health care and aviation, as well as handling road maintenance for 40,000 kilometres of highway in Alberta and Ontario.It is also involved in private public construction partnerships, one of which is currently building a new mental health hospital in North Battleford, Sask.Carillion Canada said it will use the court protection to stabilize operations and consider options to satisfy creditors and the court. The initial protection period is for a month but it can be extended.The company said the protection order covers Carillion Construction Inc., Carillion Canada Inc., Carillion Canada Holdings Inc. and Carillion Canada Finance Corp.Canadian construction industry analyst Frederic Bastien said he’s not surprised Carillion has filed for protection given its parent’s financial woes.He said he expects the company’s divergent businesses in Canada, which include equity positions in several hospitals including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, will ultimately be split up and sold.“I would expect that over time all of their assets are going to come up for sale,” he said.“I don’t expect that Carillion Canada will re-emerge as an operating company down the road.”He said its support services business could attract a bid from Brookfield Asset Management.Carillion says it earns about $1 billion a year in Canada and has been working here for about 60 years. read more