Roma insist on Pedro and offer him 3 seasons

first_imgOther interestedAccording to the information, Betis has already contacted its agent Antonio Sanz to take an interest in your situation. And Pedro would also have received another important call, that of his friend Xavi, his former partner at Barça and today coach of Al sadd, Qatar, a place where Pedro could sign a more succulent contract economically.Uncertain futureA few days ago, Pedro confirmed his departure from Chelsea in a statement on Cadena SER: “I am going to finish my contract. What will happen regarding my future will be seen, but at the moment it is not important since we do not even know when We will go back to train and compete, “said Pedro referring to the current situation of confinement by the coronavirus.Then he had to qualify on the Chelsea website, to leave open the possibility of a new renovation: “I’ve seen a lot of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I spent here, which I appreciate, but I’d like to tell all the fans just that my current contract is coming to an end, but I still have to Talk to the club. I don’t know if I’ll continue playing here or not. That conversation is yet to come. But I haven’t signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract, my wish is to be able to stay here, but obviously we don’t know what It will happen. I have to talk to the club and let’s see what happens. “ A few days ago the interest of the Lazio and today, La Gazzetta dello Sport, points to Rome. The relationship between club and player is not new, it was already published in January that the Roman team was awaiting the future of the Tenerife player, they even tried it for the winter market but an agreement was not reached with Chelsea and in the end they signed Carles Pérez. However, this summer, Rome will return to the charge as published by La Gazzetta: “Paulo Fonseca wants experienced players for his project and it is known that he likes Pedro very much. They hope to convince you with three years contract at the rate of 3 million euros per season, plus some performance bonuses that could make the offer even more attractive. “ Pedro Rodríguez, 32 years old, continues to have a good poster in the European market and there are already several clubs that have been interested in the Tenerife winger, who contract ends June 30 after five seasons at Chelsea.last_img read more

Gut-check time as Huskies trail series 3-1 following tough OT loss

first_imgDespite nine goals scored in the evening, both goaltenders played incredibly in between the pipes for their respective clubs. Sky Buller made 34 saves to earn his third straight win, while Travis McLean stopped 33 shots, making numerous huge saves in the final minutes of a period, and on the penalty kill, with none bigger than a remarkable point blank glove save 10:09 into the third to preserve a one goal game.Coach Alexander spoke about his starting goaltender’s performance, saying he expected some offence to generate as a result of some timely saves.”Trav had another awesome game, you can’t fault him for any of that. The ones he kept out of the net before the ones that went in were pretty important to us. When you get those big saves, you expect to turn it around and shoot it in the other net.”It’s now do or die for Fort St. John, who, with the overtime loss, face a must-win situation for the remainder of the series, as the Huskies have to win three straight to emerge as series winners.Game five hits the ice of the Grande Prairie Coca-Cola Centre this Saturday, March 9, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The game can be heard live on 100.1 Moose FM, with the Moose FM Pre-Game Show hitting the airwaves at 8:15 p.m.Advertisement Grande Prairie entered the second period determined to tie the game, and accomplished that goal just 30 seconds into the middle frame, when captain Devin Bell tipped in a low point shot, as the JDA Kings evened the game at 3-3 on the power-play for the lone goal of the period.Despite the lone goal for Grande Prairie in the second, momentum in the period belonged to Fort St. John, who recovered from the early goal quickly, and pushed the pace throughout the remainder of the second using their speed extremely well, out-shooting the JDA Kings 16-12 in the middle frame.The back-and-forth action continued in the third period, as Grande Prairie reclaimed the lead 11:35 into the final period, as Adam Hodge scored off a failed clearing attempt by the Huskies to produce a 4-3 Grande Prairie lead.However, once again, Fort St. John showed their resiliency, fighting back to tie the game at 13:09 of the third. Daylen Pearson blasted a shot from the point, which Buller got a piece of but not enough, as the puck squeaked through the goalie, trickling into the net to tie the game at 4-4.Advertisement Just when you thought the fast-paced, physical and exciting game couldn’t get any more thrilling, the horn sounded to conclude regulation, and mark the beginning of overtime.It only took 2:26 for all the life to be sucked out of the North Peace Arena, as following an evening of highlight reel saves by Travis McLean, the game ended on a fluke goal.Paul Laroque fired the puck on net for Grande Prairie, which hit the crossbar, rebounding into the slot where it deflected off a Fort St. John defender’s skate, and trickled behind the goal line, sending Grande Prairie into a frenzy, as the visiting team secured a commanding 3-1 second round series lead.Following the heartbreaker, head coach Gary Alexander spoke about keeping a positive attitude for the remainder of the series.”It’s the first one to four, they just won three in a row, there’s no reason why the team with momentum can’t come back and do the same thing. It’s a big lead, but a little hard work and faith in yourselves and anything can happen.”Advertisement The Huskies fought back to tie the game two separate times, only to lose in overtime 5-4, with the game-winner coming off of a couple of unfortunate bounces.Game four began like the rest of the games played so far in this series, with the JDA Kings striking first and Thursday it was Sheldon Hubbard who scored first for the Kings.Hubbard produced the game’s first two goals, the first off a wrist shot from the point, beating a screened Travis McLean on the power-play at 6:03, followed by the defenceman’s second at 11:21- Advertisement -Up 2-0, it looked like the JDA Kings could potentially run away with Thursday’s game, however, the Huskies had other plans, and came storming back to take the lead before the period concluded.The production of goals started on the power-play at 14:13, when Blair Karasiuk tipped in a wrist shot from the point off the stick of Taylor Greatrex. Then at 18:47, another power-play goal beat JDA Kings goaltender Sky Buller, as Blair Karasiuk notched his second of the period just 11 seconds into a man-advantage, fighting hard to get to a loose puck in the crease produced from a Daylen Pearson point shot, which Karasiuk whacked into the net, tying the game at 2-2.It was only a tie game for 14 seconds, as Cayle Bell scored at the 19:01 marker of period one. The rookie goal scorer caused a turnover at the JDA Kings blue line, skated in with the puck, made a nice move around a defender to get into shooting position, and beat Buller with a snap shot opposite corner, giving the Huskies a 3-2 lead.Advertisement In other NWJHL news, the North Peace Navigators emerged victorious in their second round series with the Fairview Flyers 4-1, and now await the winner of this series to see who they will face in the finals.last_img read more

Italy among play-off hopefuls waiting to learn World Cup fate

first_imgItaly, who last won the World Cup in 2006, are joined in the draw by fellow runners-up Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Sweden, the Republic of Ireland and Greece.While the Azzurri are the most star-studded of the countries competing in the play-offs, several of their rivals for a place in next year’s finals in Russia also have intriguing tales.Northern Ireland are within touching distance of a first World Cup berth since 1986 after Michael O’Neill’s men maintained the momentum from their successful qualification for Euro 2016.The Republic of Ireland will hope to avoid a repeat of their agonising World Cup play-off defeat against France in 2009, when Thierry Henry’s controversial handball helped eliminate them.Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Hungary, at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel, on October 7, 2017 © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIThe Republic last made the World Cup in 2002, but they survived the play-offs to reach the European Championships in 2012 and 2016.Sweden, World Cup runners-up in 1958, finished behind France in their qualification group and are bidding to reach the finals for the first time since 2006.The eight qualified teams have been divided into two pots based on the world rankings announced by FIFA on Monday.Switzerland (11th), Italy (15th), Croatia (18th) and Denmark (19th) will be in pot one and will play one of the four teams in pot two.The second pot will contain Northern Ireland (23rd), Sweden (25th), Republic of Ireland (26th) and Greece (47th).The draw will take place at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters at 1200 GMT on Tuesday.The first legs will be held between November 9-11 and the second legs between November 12-14.The winner of each tie is decided by the aggregate number of goals each team scores over the two legs, while in the event of a draw on aggregate, the side with more away goals goes through.If there is no deciding factor at the end of normal time, then the tie will go to extra time, with the away-goals rule still applicable at the end of that period.If there is still no winner, then the tie will go to a penalty shoot-out.The ties will determine who qualifies from Europe alongside group winners France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Iceland.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italy’s Antonio Candreva celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification match against Albania, in Shkoder, on October 9, 2017 © AFP/File / Dimitar DILKOFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Italy will learn their World Cup play-off fate on Tuesday as the four-time winners join seven other European countries in the draw for the decisive two-legged ties.Gian Piero Ventura’s side have been forced to take their chances in the treacherous play-offs after finishing second in their qualifying group behind Spain.last_img read more

Manchester United striker joins Dinamo Zagreb on loan

first_img Manchester United starlet Angelo Henriquez 1 Manchester United starlet Angelo Henriquez has moved to Dinamo Zagreb on a season-long loan deal with the option for a permanent switch, the Croatia champions have announced.The 20-year-old Chilean striker has failed to make an appearance for the Red Devils since arriving for around £5million from Universidad de Chile two years ago.Having showed real promise in his home country, Henriquez had a short at Wigan then impressed during a season stay at Spanish outfit Real Zaragoza, where he scored six goals in 25 appearances.However, while there were suggestions he could finally get his breakthrough into the Reds Devils side this term, new boss Louis van Gaal has instead allowed the forward to spend another campaign away from the club.“I am happy to arrive at Dinamo, I want to achieve great things here,” Henriquez told the club’s official website.“I have a lot of goals, I want to prove myself and Dinamo is a great club where I can progress.“The club have some important matches in the Europe League coming up and I want to help Dinamo qualify for the group stages and then have some real results in Europe.”A club spokesperson added: “We believe Angelo is a great attacking addition who will further raise the quality of our squad.“We are happy that we were able to arrange his arrival at Dinamo Zagreb and it’s a big deal for us, but also for our football.“Such transfers raise the rating our club and the whole Croatian football league in general.”last_img read more

Kane keeps Spurs in title hunt with Cardiff romp

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur remain in the title race after a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City England striker Harry Kane scoring for the fifth successive time on New Year’s Day © AFP / Ben STANSALLCARDIFF, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Harry Kane got himself into the record books again as Tottenham Hotspur started 2019 in style outclassing Cardiff City to prevail 3-0 on Tuesday.Kane’s third-minute opening goal is the fifth successive New Year’s Day he has scored in the Premier League, equalling a record held by Andy Cole and Steven Gerrard. Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min added further goals as Spurs had the win wrapped up before half-time and reclaimed second place, a point above Manchester City, and six behind leaders Liverpool.This performance marked Mauricio Pochettino’s side out as still being live title contenders and a stark contrast to the limp way they lost to another promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers at home on Saturday.They toyed with Cardiff at times, and the third goal killed the game, with the ‘Ole’ chants going up from the visiting fans after half an hour.Cardiff’s poor record against the top teams continued, losing their last 15 Premier League matches against the ‘big six’ sides, conceding 45 goals.The Bluebirds had picked up four points from their last two games and recorded back-to-back clean sheets after leaking five to Manchester United in their previous home game, but any hopes of making it three quickly disappeared.Kane’s goal came off his shin, deflecting in a loose ball from a terrible touch from Cardiff captain Sean Morrison after Kieran Trippier’s cross from the right initially hit the England captain.The England striker has now scored 16 goals in his last 12 Premier League away matches against newly-promoted teams.Spurs made it 2-0 after just 12 minutes with a classy goal from Eriksen.The Danish midfielder bought himself time and space by dummying Bruno Ecuele Manga and Harry Arter before picking his spot from the edge of the box to top off an impressive move involving Moussa Sissoko and Son.Son made it 3-0 with another stylish finish, the South Korean delaying his shot from Kane’s short pass while Morrison dallied before steering an acute-angled drive across Neil Etheridge and into the far bottom corner for his 11th goal of the season, all scored in the last 16 games.The arrival of Junior Hoilett as a half-time substitute at least ensured Cardiff gave Spurs something to think about in the second half.The winger forced two saves from Hugo Lloris, first with a far post header which brought a diving stop and later with a cross that was tipped over.Cardiff suffered more problems in the 59th minute when Victor Camarasa — scorer of a superb winner against Leicester on Saturday — limped off injured to be replaced by Joe Ralls.Spurs on the other hand looked full of goals and Kane threatened again just after the hour when he flashed an angled, rising drive wide following a pass from Dele Alli.Then Son was denied by Etheridge after Kane put him through on goal.Cardiff never gave up and Lloris smothered a header from Aron Gunnarssson, but there was no doubting Spurs’ superior quality.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Messi comeback possible as Barca launch UCL charge

first_img“We will decide tomorrow. For the last week we have been unsure whether he will be able to play, but he has trained two or three times and made a good impression. We will see,” said Valverde at a press conference on Monday.The Barcelona coach refused to say whether 16-year-old Ansu Fati, who became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer earlier this month, would break another record by becoming the youngest ever Champions League debutant on Tuesday.“If he plays, then it will not be because of the record,” said the coach.Valverde said that his team were looking to put the past behind them after their dramatic semi-final defeat to eventual winners Liverpool in last season’s Champions League.“If you have one bad day, you can be knocked out of this competition. We lost just one match last season, but it was a decisive match,” he said, adding that Barcelona wanted to go further this year than they had in the past two seasons.Yet Marc Ter Stegen, Barcelona’s German keeper, who played under current Dortmund coach Lucien Favre at Borussia Moenchengladbach earlier in his career, warned that Dortmund would provide a tough first test.“Lucien Favre is one of the best coaches I have ever worked under, and he will have thought of a way to hurt us,” said the German.“It is always difficult to come here, and we always struggled here with ‘Gladbach, but we will try to win and get a good start to the competition.”“It is a spectacular stadium and the supporters are always crazy, but we will try not to be influenced by that.”Barcelona have conceded six goals in four games this season and are yet to win away from home.“We are conceding a lot of goals at the moment, we have to accept that and try to improve,” Ter Stegen“Some of the mistakes we are making are easy to correct.”0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ernesto Valverde said that Barcelona were looking to put last season’s Champions League disappointment behind them this year © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNBERLIN, Germany, Sep 16 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Monday that Lionel Messi could make his comeback against Borussia Dortmund as the Catalan giants launch a fresh assault on the Champions League title in Germany on Tuesday evening.Messi, who has missed the beginning of the season with a calf injury, was named in Barcelona’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League opener, though it remains unclear whether the Argentinian will play.last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 37

first_imgSo it’s all come down to this.Two weeks to decide an entire season.The first: A mouth-watering double gameweek for Arsenal, Southampton, Chelsea, Leicester, Manchester City, Manchester United, Spurs, Sunderland, Watford and West Brom.And the second: All 20 Premier League teams playing at the same time on the same day to end the campaign.Are you ready for the defining moments of this year’s Fantasy Premier League season?Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 Out: Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) – £5.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – ‘Boro are now relegated and only play once in gameweek 37. There are better options available for less than £5.0m. In: Jack Stephens (Southampton) – £4.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One of these better options is Southampton’s Jack Stevens whose minimal price tag proved to be a bargain last week as the Saints kept a clean sheet against Liverpool. Southampton face ‘Boro (A) and Manchester United (H) this week. 12 Out: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £8.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Roberto Firmino has failed to score in his last three league games and will only have one chance to do so this week as Liverpool only have one fixture. In: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you can’t afford De Bruyne, then Raheem Sterling is another one of City’s inconsistent midfielders who returned to form last week and is worth considering ahead of this set of fixtures. 12 Out: Leighton Baines (Everton) – £5.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Everton play once this week and have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches. In: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – £8.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Gabriel Jesus is likely to play for City in both of their games this week, regardless of whether Sergio Aguero is fit or not. If you’re going to have one of the two strikers in your side this week, make it the Brazilian. Out: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £10.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Romelu Lukaku hasn’t netted in his last three matches and, with Everton only playing one match this week, you should strongly consider replacing him in your front line. 12 12 In: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £10.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Kevin De Bruyne has been inconsistent this season, but returned to form in style last week with one goal and two assists against Palace. If you can afford him, De Bruyne is a great option for this double gameweek. Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £5.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Wilfried Zaha’s form has really dropped off lately and, as Palace play just once this week, he should probably be replaced in your teams. In: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Marcos Alonso has scored one goal, recorded one assist and picked up two clean sheets in his last three matches. Chelsea face West Brom (A) and Watford (H) this week. 12 12 In: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – £10.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Diego Costa’s brief scoring drought is now well and truly over. Be wary though, if Chelsea win the league on Friday, Costa could end up rested for Monday’s game. 12 Out: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £12.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Sergio Aguero is a big doubt for at least the first game of Manchester City’s double gameweek. There’s no point having him if he’s not going to feature in the biggest week of the season. 12 12 12 12last_img read more

Liverpool v Cardiff: Fabinho in first league start, Salah, Mane, Firmino playing

first_img 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City gameday cracker deals 3 Klopp insists Cardiff will get the respect they deserve 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Meanwhile, Cardiff pair Harry Arter and Josh Murphy are fitness doubts for the Premier League trip to Liverpool.Gary Madine could return to the squad after a virus, but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (knee), Lee Peltier (shoulder) and Danny Ward (knee) remain sidelined as Joe Ralls serves the second game of a three-match ban.Confirmed starting line-ups:Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Subs: Milner, Gomez, Sturridge, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Robertson, Matip.Cardiff City: Etheridge, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Hoilett, Victor Camarasa, Gunnarsson, Josh Murphy, Reid, Paterson.Subs: Zohore, Smithies, Connolly, Cunningham, Damour, Harris, Madine. REVEALED Liverpool summer signing Fabinho will make his first Premier League start in Saturday’s clash against Cardiff City, with front-three Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino also named in the starting line-up.The Reds can find themselves at the top of the Premier League – for two days at least – with a win over Cardiff at Anfield on Saturday, kick-off 3pm. tense no dice REVEALED Josh Murphy picked up a knock in training while Harry Arter could also miss the game with an ankle injury shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Neil Warnock (Cardiff): “It’s virtually impossible for any team [to beat Liverpool at Anfield] in the current game.“I think the front three is probably the best in the world.“We’ve all got to play at the top of our potential to give them a good game and hope they have an off day.”Revealed: How Neil Warnock ALMOST signed Liverpool defender Virgil van DijkTeam newsThe game has come too soon for Liverpool pair Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita, who are still recovering from hamstring injuries. The rest of the squad are fully fit other than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The Reds will be looking for three wins inside a week Jurgen Klopp’s Reds currently sit second and level on points with leaders Manchester City, but the champions do not play until Monday night away to Tottenham.However, Cardiff will not be a pushover and go into the game with added confidence having claimed their first win of the season at Fulham’s expense last weekend.The visitors have also had longer to prepare for this game as Jurgen Klopp’s men were in Champions League action on Wednesday night – running out 4-0 winners against Red Star Belgrade.What the managers are sayingJurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “Cardiff deserve all our respect and they will get it.“I’m really looking forward to meeting Neil Warnock, maybe not in the 90 minutes. He’s one of the most experienced managers in the world, and what he did in the past is unbelievable.” Latest Premier League Newslast_img read more

Arthur Ssegwanyi crowned king of Rwabushenyi Memorial

first_img Tags: Arthur Ssegwanyichess Ssegwanyi (L) is the 2019 Rwabushenyi champion. (PHOTO/Courtesy)International Master Arthur Ssegwanyi reclaimed the Rwabushenyi Memorial crown on Sunday in an almost unblemished manner.The top seed in East Africa crashed all but one opponent on his way to regaining supremacy.Ssegwanyi had last won the championship in 2016, but with victories in his first six games and with FM Patrick Kawuma and Haruna Nsubuga- the genuine competitors- faltering, the championship was destined to the IM’s direction.Despite sharing spoils with Kawuma in the penultimate round, the rated 2335 had done just enough to regain glory. He capped an excellent display with victory over veteran and Candidate Master Bob Bibasa in the final round.And with 7.5 points to his name, Ssegwanyi reclaimed the championship by half a point. His success means he equals FM Harold Wanyama’s record of three Rwabushenyi championships.Kawuma entered the competition as defending champion but was left to settle for second place. A draw verses Innocent Kimera in the third round proved too costly for the Olympian who won the previous two editions.Kawuma finished with 7 points level with Simon Gonza the other podium finisher, but took second spot on a tiebreak.Gonza had an amazing tournament. It’s been a minute since he last featured on the the podium, but a firing form saw him do just that. The rated 2134 drew against Caxton Kalule and Solomon Lubega but was in unforgiving mood against his other opponents.Nsubuga’s disappointing display saw him finish 14th. His quest for a maiden Rwabushenyi title continues.In the Ladies category, WFM Penninah Nakabo took the honours. Nakabo, a fast rising star in the region won the event with five points. Five ladies including Kenya’s WCM Lucy Wanjiru, Joyce Ndirangu, (both from Kenya) WFM Gorreti Angolikin and WCM Shakira Ampaire finished with five points, but Nakabo edged the quartet on a tiebreak.In the Juniors section, Ezra Ssekabira emerged as a surprising winner in the boy’s section. The yougster started the tournament ranked 103, but finished as champion with 5.5 points. Denis Mukisa and Osborn Mwebembezi took second and third place respectively.Mary Kevin Ndagire won the Girls’ section with five points. Abigail Kirabo and Patience Kyomuhendo were 2nd and 3rd.Pre-tournament favourite WCM Peace Nabuyondo came 18th with four points.Comments last_img read more