Arsenal get green light to sign Wilfried Zaha if they meet Crystal Palace’s £80m asking price Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 11:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link143Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Wilfried Zaha is on Arsenal’s radar (BPI/REX)Crystal Palace will demand £80 million for Wilfried Zaha this summer with Arsenal, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund all in the race to sign the winger, according to reports.The 26-year-old has given the clearest indication yet that he wants to leave Palace by admitting that he is keen to play for a Champions League club.‘I’m too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast,’ he told the Daily Mail earlier this week.‘For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer. Palace are demanding £80m for Zaha (Getty Images)‘I have to experience the Champions League.‘I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.’And according to the Daily Mail, Palace are willing to sell Zaha this summer but will not entertain offers below £80m.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are interested in signing Zaha have have scouted him on multiple occasions this season but Palace’s asking price is a huge obstacle, especially if Unai Emery fails to guide the club back into the Champions League.Tottenham also retain an interest in Zaha having had bids for the Ivory Coast international rejected by Palace in previous summers.Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have are understood to have already made contact with Zaha’s representatives as they view the 26-year-old as a potential replacement for Christian Pulisic, who is joining Chelsea at the end of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
President LeninMoreno proposed direct talks with indigenous leaders who have mobilizedthousands of protesters to the streets in the South American country of 17million. At least fourprotesters died and hundreds were wounded and arrested.(Reuters) QUITO – Hopesfor a negotiated end to the worst unrest in Ecuador in at least a decade dimmedas clashes between police and anti-austerity protesters continued for a ninthday on Friday in the capital Quito. But chieforganizer Jaime Vargas, the head of an umbrella organization for indigenousgroups across the country, rejected the proposal. Indigenous people participate in a protest against Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 11. Vargasreiterated protesters’ demands for Moreno to immediately repeal a law thatended a four-decade old fuel subsidy last week.
The cheering leader said by doing that it would prevent the spread of the pandemic and completely kick the virus out of the country. “At times, I am worried because Nigerians need to avoid close contact within and outside their domain and social distancing is mainly focused on large groups. However, if someone in your household is sick, it’s important to minimize close contact with them as much as possible. Having visitors should be avoided as much as possible. Quarantining is an important way to protect your loved ones and community from picking up the disease; visitors are at high risk of catching the illness from you.Depending on where you live and your community’s situation, going outside and getting some fresh air in your yard may be safe. Always follow the guidance of your health care providers and local government. Dr Ladipo observed that the virus kills very ‘fast’ adding that people should not play or joke with it. read also:NFF mourns Abba Kyari, says he was a colossus “Honorable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, had confirmed 254 recorded cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria so it is spreading very fast in spite of the lockdown across the federation. We need to take steps ahead of the impending danger called coronavirus,” he said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 According to the President-General of the internationally reconised cheering group, Dr Rafiu Ladipo, Abba Kyari was a great loss to the football family and Nigeria as a nation. “We as a group of football supporters club hereby commiserate with the President Muhammadu Buhari, and Nigerians over Kyari’s death. He was a man who loved and showed much interest in football. In spirit, he was always part of us as a great friend of the group. We just like to appreciate him and his death further proved that Coronavirus is ‘real’. Dr Ladipo, however, used the medium to appeal to Nigerians to abide by the rules and keep social distance in every part of their endeavours.Advertisement Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson Nigerian Football Supporters Club has commiserated with the Federal Government over the loss of the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari who was the victim of the deadly coronavirus. Loading…
The 32-year-old joined the club in China’s northeast in January last year from Bayern Munich for five million euros and scored 12 goals in 26 matches. Loading… Former German international striker Sandro Wagner has left Tianjin Teda for “family reasons”, just as the Chinese Super League kicks off on Saturday.Advertisement Tianjin, who are coached by Wagner’s fellow German Uli Stielike, finished mid-table in last year’s CSL having battled against relegation in 2018.“Together we played one of the best seasons in the club’s history and I’m proud that I could be part of it,” Wagner wrote in a letter to Tianjin fans.Wagner, who scored five times in eight appearances for Germany, added: “Now I kindly ask for your understanding that I’m leaving the club for family reasons.“I regret that we couldn’t see each other in 2020 again – but I wish you all the best in the future!”Sandro Wagner joined Tianjin Teda in January last year from Bayern Munich for five million euros and scored 12 goals in 26 matchesRead Also: Neymar wins French Cup final for PSGThe CSL season will begin five months late because of the coronavirus and with matches behind closed doors at neutral venues.Fabio Cannavaro’s reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande play FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua in the opener.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?If Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien SzaniszloThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Sept 13) – Six drivers won IMCA special events features Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Redline Racing Parts North Star Series victories went to Brandon Beckendorf in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Dan Mackenthun in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Eric Larson in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Justin Luinenburg in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Nate Coopman in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Clint Benson made another long tow from Nebraska pay off with the RaceSaver Sprint Series of Minnesota triumph.Chad Porter had the early lead in the Modified feature but on the fifth lap, Beckendorf got around him and led the remaining 15 laps. The tour win was his second straight and career sixth, matching Beckendorf with Eric Dailey for the all-time lead in the division.Curt Lund was a distant second and Jerry Wren took third. The Modified main was also the Jeff Rucks Memorial.Mackenthun led from start to finish in the Stock Car headliner with Matt Schauer right behind and Jeff McCollum third. Three of Mackenthun’s five career North Star wins have come this season.First-time tour winner Larson found his way to victory lane following a Northern SportMod feature cut short due to time constraints. After a multi-car mishap on the first lap, Larson led to the checkers. Tim Bergeson and Chris Isaacson completed the top three. Despite being called for jumping on the original start and moving back two spots, Luinenburg rallied to take home the Hobby Stock hardware. Cory Probst led the first five laps from his third row start. Probst and Luinenburg traded spots back and forth for the duration of the race but over the final five circuits Luinenburg had the edge on Probst and took the win. Third went to Jeremy Songer. There were three different leaders in the Sport Compact feature but for the eighth time in nine events this year Coopman prevailed. Joe Regner led nine laps and tried diligently to stay in front but Coopman got around him with two laps left. Jed Trebelhorn ran third. Trevor Serbus led the first 13 laps of the feature for IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars but Benson took advantage of a lap 14 restart. He passed Serbus and went on to the win. Michael Stien was third.The 20 entries were the most for a Sport Compact feature in North Star Series history. Total car count for the night was 149. Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Brandon Beckendorf; 2. Curt Lund; 3. Jerry Wren; 4. Tyler Limoges; 5. Clint Hatlestad; 6. Roger Nielsen; 7. Nate Zimmerman; 8. Michael Fogelman; 9. Jason Helmbrecht; 10. Nick Helmbrecht; 11. Dalton Magers; 12. Jesse Rogotzke; 13. Paul Burger; 14. Chad Porter; 15. Jeff Coon; 16. Fred Heidecker. Stock Cars – 1. Dan Mackenthun; 2. Matt Schauer; 3. Jeff McCollum; 4. Brent Reierson; 5. Kenneth Tietz; 6. Dean Nething; 7. Matt Speckman; 8. Shane Bruns; 9. David Moriarty; 10. Jerry Coopman; 11. Brent Uecker; 12. Chris Meyer; 13. Jesse Anderson; 14. Dan Dhaene; 15. John Polifka; 16. Travis Schurmann; 17. Daniel Eckblad.Northern SportMods – 1. Eric Larson; 2. Tim Bergerson; 3. Chris Isaacson; 4. Larry Revier; 5. John Albrecht; 6. Tom Malchow Jr.; 7. Matthew Looft; 8. Charlie Rustman; 9. Ben Chukuske; 10. Dustin Engelke; 11. Nathan Chukuske; 12. Cole Ignaszewski; 13. Tony Rialson; 14. Shawn Harms; 15. Tiffany Maus; 16. Jeremy Brown; 17. Tim Esser; 18. Paul Konakowitz; 19. Joe Maas; 20. Josh Larsen; 21. Adam Revier; 22. Dan Milbradt. Hobby Stocks – 1. Justin Luinenburg; 2. Cory Probst; 3. Jeremy Songer; 4. Brian Loscheider; 5. Rodney Manthey; 6. Kevin LaTour; 7. Matt Olson; 8. Lee Fetchenhier; 9. Tim Heidecker; 10. Chad Taylor; 11. Jeremy Ziemke; 12. Dakota Robinson; 13. Wes Jahnz; 14. Ryan Grochow; 15. Allen Fetchenhier; 16. Patrick Oestreich; 17. Sarah Voss; 18. Kristin Voss; 19. Neil Forsberg; 20. Shane Honl; 21. Nathan Gegner; 22. Jessie Johnson; 23. Todd Sievert; 24. Brad Strauss; 25. Mike Vogt. Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman; 2. Joe Regnar; 3. Jed Trebelhorn; 4. Eric Ladner; 5. Kyren Porter; 6. Stephanie Forsberg; 7. Ben Wilhelmi; 8. Scott Espey; 9. Dan Knish; 10. Robert Rutt; 11. Joe Bunkofske; 12. Kyle Ewert; 13. Blake Braunworth; 14. Dylan Braunworth; 15. Megan Voss; 16. Alan Lahr; 17. Ashelyn Moriarty; 18. Robby Severson; 19. Tyler Archer; 20. Todd Tacheny. Sprint Cars – 1. Clint Benson; 2. Trevor Serbus; 3. Michael Stien; 4. Brandon Allen; 5. Jeremy Schultz; 6. Bruce Allen; 7. Mike Sargent; 8. Dustin Sargent; 9. Dalyn Cody; 10. Jordan Wilmes; 11. Brett Allen; 12. Victoria Knutson; 13. Ron Guentzel; 14. Jesse Cripe.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that the 22-year-old will not be involved in the Old Trafford encounter, when Paul Scholes is expected to return. “Danny is out for Sunday,” Ferguson said. “We hope to have Paul Scholes on the bench to get him back in the fray.” Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck will miss Sunday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Chelsea due to a knee injury. Scholes has been missing since January with a knee injury and it is widely anticipated he will call time on his career at the end of the season. And Ferguson has already pencilled the 38-year-old in for next weekend’s clash with Swansea. Although the Premier League trophy has not been collected yet, Ferguson is already planning for next season. On Thursday, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward indicated there was no need for United to spend huge amounts of money this summer. Ferguson agrees, hinting there have been times this year when he has been trying to manage too many players. “Tweak is the right word,” he said. “We maybe look at one or two bodies to come in. You have to remember we have a lot of young players we expect to improve. We have to take that into consideration.” Ferguson is presently preparing for Sunday’s meeting with Europa League finalists Chelsea, and old adversary Rafael Benitez, knowing the Londoners are stuck between trying to win a trophy and qualifying for the Champions League. “He is very concerned about his CV. He refers to it quite a lot,” said Ferguson. “But you can’t dispute the fact he has done a good job in the last few weeks. The key to it is that the fans have settled down a little bit. They have left him alone. He has got on with managing his job. “It can’t be easy, listening to pressure from the fans all the time. They have eased up. It has allowed him to relax and they have produced some good results. When they sacked Roberto Di Matteo that maybe knocked them back a bit. “It took them a long time to get going again. It’s only been in the last few weeks that they’ve got any consistency and this has been the best part of their season.” Press Association
Adebayor had effectively been exiled by former manager Andre Villas-Boas, who preferred to use just one forward and attack from midfield positions. It left Soldado isolated and struggling to justify the club-record £26million transfer fee that brought him to White Hart Lane from Valencia in the summer. Press Association Danny Rose believes Emmanuel Adebayor’s return to the Tottenham side has also sparked Roberto Soldado into life. Not that Rose is complaining. “He has been like a new signing,” he said. “He has scored four goals in his last five games, which is brilliant for us. “Considering he didn’t play a game from pre-season until a few weeks ago, his energy levels have actually been brilliant. “There were no questions about his attitude during his first season under Harry Redknapp and I can’t speak for last season because I wasn’t here. “When I came back pre-season, his attitude was fine. “Obviously there was a bit of a disagreement between him and Andre but it is finished now and we are all grateful he is back in the team.” With Christian Eriksen profiting from Antonio Valencia’s lack of defensive nous in the full-back role, Tottenham were able to survive United’s late rally and join a select group of clubs who have won in successive Premier League campaigns at Old Trafford. It extended some outstanding form over the festive programme, which Tottenham need to take into Saturday’s high-profile FA Cup showdown with north London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. “The manager said before the game we had to respect the opposition and not to think it was going to be easy just because they were sixth in the league. “We had to earn their respect and we will have to do the same thing at the weekend. “We need to try and weather the storm, break on the counter attack and nick a goal.” The installation of Tim Sherwood as Villas-Boas’ replacement last month has triggered a dramatic series of events, with Adebayor welcomed back into the fold, doubling Tottenham’s attacking contingent and offering Soldado some support. Three wins and a draw over the festive period has underlined the value of Sherwood’s tactical switch. And whilst Adebayor’s four goals in five games have captured the headlines, Soldado has been rejuvenated too. “No disrespect to Andre but playing one up front has been a bit frustrating and hard for Soldado at times,” said Rose. “It is nice that he has got a bit of help up there with Adebayor.” However, if Soldado could be the key to Tottenham making a forceful charge at a Champions League berth, Adebayor is the unknown quantity. The Togo man has never been the most reliable of performers, with his time at both Arsenal and Manchester City producing a mixture of brilliance and indifference. Even during the 2-1 win at Manchester United on Wednesday, Adebayor contributed both the sublime – a pinpoint header to open the scoring – and the seemingly ridiculous – being carted off on a stretcher with nothing more than cramp.
A flood watch is now in effect for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties until 8 p.m. while the flood watch for Mainland Monroe County has been canceled. The soggy weather over South Florida for the last few days has prompted a special weather statement Monday by the National Hurricane Center.The NHC says the disturbance currently over Florida has a 20 percent chance for tropical development over the next two days.Since the weekend, the system has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms across the Sunshine State.The NHC said a weak surface low could form just off the east coast of Florida and move northward toward Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday and Wednesday.The system is not expected to become a tropical cyclone due to strong upper-level winds, according to the NHC.If it did reach tropical storm strength, the name would be Bertha.In the other South Florida counties, another round of thunderstorms is expected this afternoon, which will likely cause additional flooding.Torrential rainfall may produce flooding of poor drainage areas in urban locations as well as small creeks, streams and canals.Hobe Sound residents are reporting particularly heavy flooding.
The Chelsea defender pointed to France’s second Group A game, where the hosts scored two late goals to beat a stubborn Albania team 2-0, as an example of how difficult it was for the continent’s big names to win.“There are certainly teams that have impressed me, but I do think it’s wide open,” Cahill told reporters in France.“You see the French, Spanish and Germans who are always there, but is there one team that is going to run away with it? I don’t think there is.“You see how hard teams are having to work, like the French in the second game…Everyone is fighting to the death so it’s very tough.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The race for the European Championship title is wide open and no team will run away with the title, England defender Gary Cahill has said.England, who have struggled to break down defences and finished second in Group B a point behind table toppers Wales, face Iceland in the Round of 16 in Nice next Monday.
When Wisconsin football team’s 2014 Big Ten schedule was released, many saw it as an easy ride with a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game a likely outcome.However, after a deflating conference-opening loss to Northwestern and a less than satisfying victory over lowly Illinois, the Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) find themselves in the middle of the pack of the Big Ten West and that “easy” conference schedule suddenly looks a bit more difficult.After their second bye week of the season following the win over Illinois Oct. 11, the Badgers will return to the field this Saturday as they try to position themselves atop of the West division with a Homecoming game against Big Ten newcomer Maryland (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten).Despite a sub-par performance in their first two conference games, according to head coach Gary Andersen, the Badgers are still control their own destiny to get back to the Big Ten Championship game after Nebraska took down Northwestern last weekend, which clogged up the Big Ten West Division standings.“So our kids are, I’m sure, very aware of it,” Andersen said. “That really should be in the back of our mind for this football team, in my opinion, for any football team right now, just take it one step at a time and what’s at the end of the rainbow hopefully is a nice pot of gold and a lot of pennies sitting there.”Heading into this weekend’s slate of conference games, Minnesota (3-0) remains the only undefeated team in Big Ten play in the West Division. Both Nebraska and Iowa fall after Minnesota with 2-1 records before Northwestern (2-2), Wisconsin (1-1), Purdue (1-3) and Illinois (0-3) round out the division.Iowa’s lone loss in the Big Ten so far this season came at the hands of Maryland last weekend when they lost to the Terrapins in College Park, 38-31.Maryland’s offensive attack goes through one of the best quarterback-wide receiver combinations in the Big Ten. Senior dual-threat quarterback CJ Brown leads the Terrapins in both passing and rushing this season. In seven games, Brown has thrown for 1,187 yards with seven touchdowns, while rushing for a team-high 382 yards and five touchdowns.Brown’s favorite threat though the air comes via wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The junior has already caught 45 passes this season for 580 yards and four touchdowns. Last weekend against Iowa, Diggs had season-highs in both catches (9) and yards (130).“[Iowa gives] you a bunch of different looks and causes you problems in the option game, throw game,” Andersen said. “It’s a wide-open spread offense with a little bit of pace, but they do a nice job on the defensive side of the ball.”For Wisconsin on offense, the situation at quarterback continues to be one of uncertainty. Both redshirt juniors Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy saw the field against Illinois, although McEvoy only came in for one series. Stave did just enough against the Illini to move the offense down the field but most importantly, did not turn the ball over.But Andersen and Wisconsin offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig will continue to employ both Stave and McEvoy throughout the course of the game, with McEvoy set to receive a few more reps this week against Maryland.Andersen is quick to not call it a competition between Stave and McEvoy, while both he and Ludwig see the dual-quarterback system as one that takes advantage of both quarterback’s talents.“I wouldn’t say it’s a competition,” Andersen said. “We have two quarterbacks. And those kids are completely on board with that. And that’s the way I see us progressing, and that’s the way we are moving forward.”The decision to use both quarterbacks started before the Illinois game, but neither quarterback knew just how much they were going to play heading into the game. Coming off of a bye week, the extra preparation has certainly been beneficial to both Stave and McEvoy, and the UW offense as a whole, as they now have a better idea of how the two-quarterback system will work going forward.“I think the bye week came at a really good time for us in that respect,” Stave said. “In that we were able to go back and look at ourselves to see where we can use me, where we can use Tanner. I think we both do things really well, so being able to go back and really figure out how we can expand [McEvoy’s] role in the offense, how we can use me in the offense, I think it will be good for us.”Regardless of how the quarterbacks play Saturday against Maryland, the Badgers will always have Heisman-hopeful Melvin Gordon in the backfield. Gordon, who leads the nation in yards per game (174.3), should be set for a big day against a Maryland run defense that ranks 102nd in the nation, giving up 198.3 yards to opposing rushers. Wisconsin, meanwhile, averages 343.0 yards per game on the ground, which is also tops in the nation.On defense, the Badgers certainly got healthier over the bye week. Inside linebackers Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter will both be 100 percent against Maryland after they both dealt with injuries over the course of the past couple of weeks. Defensive lineman Warren Herring, could also return to the field after sustaining a knee injury in the season opener against LSU.Maryland presents their own challenges on defense, as they have given up more than 20 points in three games this season. It’s a defense that UW wide receiver Alex Erickson says is solid across all eleven positions.“They have a lot of talented guys at safety, defensive back, linebacker, all across the board,” Erickson said. “They’re a very talented team and we’ve been studying them. We’ll be ready.”The first ever meeting between Maryland and Wisconsin is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.