Friday, June 26, 2015
Here is all today's latest football news and transfer gossip with Sergio Ramos, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Barcelona, Juventus, Paul Pogba, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Carlos Bacca, Arsenal, Liverpool, Christian Benteke, Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli and AC Milan all in the news!
Here is a round up of all the latest transfer gossip across Europe today!
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Real Madrid, Manchester United, Valencia, Southampton, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Juventus, Barcelona, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Napoli, AC Milan, West Ham, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham, Shanghai Shenhua, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Crystal Palace, Swansea, Stoke City, Inter Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Marseille, Lazio, QPR, Newcastle, Watford and Genoa.................are all caught up in the latest transfer news/rumours across Europe, as we speak.
Real Madrid have slapped a huge £64m (90m Euros) price tag on Manchester United target Sergio Ramos, claims AS.
Widespread reports in the UK say United have offered £35m for the defender, but AS claims Real want much more, while also reporting that Louis van Gaal’s side will also offer the Spain international a lucrative five-year deal worth £39m - AS and Marca (Spanish national daily sports newspapers)
Real have already lined up Valencia's 27-year-old centre-back Nicolas Otamendi as a replacement should Ramos leave - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)
Manchester United are close to signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, for £24m, meaning they will not sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30 - Daily Star and skysports.com
Benfica and Argentina attacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, 27, has a deal agreed to join Manchester United - subject to his club's permission, according to his agent - Metro and A Bola (Portuguese newspaper)
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, "is very excited to come to Barcelona", according to the Catalan club's presidential candidate Joan Laporta - Daily Mail, via Catalunya Radio
The former Manchester United youngster is reportedly close to joining Manchester City for £60m - The Sun and skysports.com
Liverpool are preparing a £25m bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to the - Daily Mirror and The Times
It was reported earlier this week by Sky sources that Villa have yet to receive an any offer for the Benteke, who we understand has a £32.5m release clause - skysports.com
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is set for a medical today ahead of his proposed move to Arsenal. Earlier in the week the clubs agreed a £10.9m fee and it looked like the Czech would be undergoing the medical next week, but things appeared to have been brought forward - skysports.com
Arsenal are getting ready to make a £21.3m bid for Chile and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal - Daily Mirror.
Nathaniel Clyne is set to have a medical at Liverpool next week, with the club expected to complete a structured £15m deal for the Southampton full-back.
The clubs are currently negotiating an agreement which will include a £12.5m fee followed by additional payments based on conditions met by the player - skysports.com
Napoli want £67m - the buyout clause - for Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 27, a target for Arsenal, Liverpool and AC Milan - The Guardian
Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in Barcelona forward Pedro. The 27-year-old could be allowed to leave for £18m despite signing a new contract this summer - Talksport, via Mundo Deportivo (Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona) and Daily Mirror
Barcelona are set to rival Chelsea for the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan, Mundo Deportivo (Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona) .
West Ham are closing in on the signing of Barcelona defensive midfielder Alex Song, 27, on a free transfer. He spent last season on loan at Upton Park - Daily Telegraph
Marseille winger Dimitri Payet will complete his move to West Ham today after passing a medical ahead of his £10.7m move, but the French club are angry and say the 28-year-old has reneged on an agreement to see out the remaining two years of his contract - The Times and skysports.com
Borussia Dortmund say they will not sell striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, a reported £30m target for Arsenal - Daily Star and Bild (German tabloid newspaper)
Real Madrid were hopeful of sealing a deal for David de Gea this week but, with things dragging on, have revived their pursuit of Bernd Leno as a plan B. The Bernabéu chiefs have been tracking the Bayer Leverkusen shot stopper all season and have been in touch with his representative on several occasions. Leno, who is currently away at the European Under-21 Championship, where he is serving as Marc-André ter Stegen's understudy, has a €18m release clause. As such, any swoop for him would be a much simpler and cheaper task than the move for De Gea - Marca (Spanish national daily sport newspaper)
After two seasons with Tottenham, and with two years still left on his current deal, Brazilian international central midfielder Paulinho (26) is getting more and more likely to join Luiz Felipe Scolari's Shanghai Shenhua - transfermarketweb.com
Tottenham are hopeful of signing Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld, 26, who was also wanted by Southampton after a loan spell last season - Daily Telegraph
Sevilla say they have not received any bids for striker Carlos Bacca, and hope that no club meets his buyout clause of £21m. Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with the 28-year-old, who scored 28 goals last season - The Independent
Fiorentina have made a £3m bid to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, 23, and the London club could accept, despite paying £11m for him last year. (Daily Express, via transfermarketweb.com and skysports.com)
Crystal Palace want Swansea City and Wales defender Ashley Williams, 30. He was valued at £12m by the Swans last summer - Daily Mirror
Stoke City have turned down a bid from Aston Villa for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic - skysports.com
Inter Milan are close to signing Giannelli Imbula from Marseille. Inter want to sign Imbula on a four-year deal, but Marseille want to send him to the San Siro on an initial year-long loan, with a view to sealing a permanent deal next summer. - Sky Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian daily sports newspaper based in Milan)
Arsenal want Zenit St Petersburg's Argentinian international centre-back Ezequiel Garay (28). Garay joined Zenit just last summer. The former Benfica, Real Madrid, Racing Santander and Newell's. Garay, who has a Spanish passport, might leave for a fee in the region of 18 million euros - transfermarketweb.com
Lazio have persuaded English midfielder Ravel Morrison, 22, to play for them next season, despite interest from QPR Talksport, via Il Tempo (Daily Italian newspaper published in Rome)
AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong has signed a new deal with the club to keep him at the San Siro for another three years - ESPN FC and skysports.com
Newcastle United's Italian international wingback Davide Santon, (24) who spent time on loan at Inter Milan last season and is due back at Newcastle is on Watford's radar. The player seems however willing to stay put at Neroazzurri - Sportitalia,
On loan at AS Roma from Genoa, Italian international offensive midfielder Andrea Bertolacci (24) has agreed to sign for AC Milan on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of 17 million euros - transfermarketweb.com
Friday, June 19, 2015
A friend of mine, a guy who used to occasionally step out on his woman and hook up with other girls, had the strangest theory about the female species. "Women don't cheat," he told me, when I asked if he was ever worried she was doing the same thing to him. "It's just not in their nature."
I just laughed. Of course, I was not at all surprised when he found out she'd been two-timing him for most of their relationship after their inevitable break-up, but he was completely shocked!
There are of course many things that men don't know about women, mainly because women don't want us to know and because if men did knew the truth, they would be afraid, very afraid!
Women also have this canny ability of being able to keep these 'dirty little secrets' hidden really well!
Ever stop to think what little dirty secret your woman is keeping from you?
Deep down women really hope that our male friends secretly want to sleep with them, and very often they will dress for them, and subtly flirt with them. They don't want to have sex with them, they just want our male friends to desire them.
Aside from the stray hair tie here and there, no woman ever 'forgets' to put on her panties before she leaves the next morning. That bra or pair of panties lying innocently under your bed was left there on purpose. Women like planting things in your home because firstly they want you to think of them when they're gone, but also because their panties are like little landmines that they hope the 'other woman' will step on then freak out and leave. A bit like a calling card!
Women secretly compare you to their ex. This particularly happens at the beginning of a relationship. Everything you do from how you kiss to how you comfort her, she is secretly comparing the way you do things to her ex. She isn’t doing it to hurt you, she either may not be over him or she is mentally just taking notes to see if you are worth it. If she is doing the comparing for the silliest reasons it only means she’s secretly evaluating who makes the better boyfriend and long-term partner.
Women also regularly check in on what their exes are up to via social media, emails or texts. As long as the technology is available, they will never be fully out of their lives or minds. This doesn't mean they still love them; but they are curious about what they are up to.
Always remember women have wild fantasies too. According to Women’s Health Magazine the top fantasies women secretly have are:
1/ Boss and Employee Fantasy. 56% percent of women have sexual fantasies about getting it on with co-workers in their office.
2/ Have Sex Outside.
3/ Be an Exhibitionist.
4/ Be Voyeuristic.
5/ Make A Sex Video.
According to a study done in 2010 and reported by NBC News, 80% of women fake the big O. This thety believe boosts a man’s self esteem. Another reason women do fake it according to time.com, is to actually get turned on if their partner is failing them in this department. But don’t worry guys, sometimes they are just having an off day and don’t want to hurt your ego.
According to a study conducted by Marie Claire magazine, 1,500 women ages 20-40 were questioned about their honesty when it comes to shopping. The percentages were quite shocking, these women admitted that 80% of newly purchased clothing items and shoes are kept secret from their other halves. Women really aren’t that great at saving as they make men think. There are many women who spend money that their men don’t even know they have. Some hide credit cards and have secret bank accounts. So the next time she says, “I got this on sale,” think long and hard before you believe it. There may even be more clothes hiding in the trunk of her car, to be taken out when you aren’t around.
She’s keeping a close eye on you. She uncovers intel on you with an efficiency that would
make James Bond envious. She snoops through your cell phone, email, glove compartment, Facebook account, and anything else she can get her hands on. She will drive past your house late at night to make sure your car is there and someone else’s isn’t.......Oh, and her girlfriends are watching your ass too, and they’re gonna rat you out.
According to Fox News, women do in fact want their men to be a little jealous. Not scary violent jealous, but more cutesy, territorial jealous. All women want to feel wanted and the way we go about it is not always right. If a woman feels as though you aren’t as into her as much lately or aren’t as jealous as she would like, there are times when she may provoke you, just a little!
Women know that by laughing at another guy’s jokes (a little too much) and smiling at guys across a bar will in fact get you to become more territorial, therefor it works.
A man doesn’t really want to hear about how many other guys before him, a woman has taken to bed. But they are curious to know the number, sadly they most often won’t hear the truth. According to Daily Mail 52% of women will lie about how many men they have slept with, and 78% will lie to make their new partner like them more.
Women are 'evil' for three days before their periods. PMS is a legitimate condition. Some cry as a result of PMS, sometimes women feel the need to talk about your relationship with them, and why you won't just commit, (while we're crying, of course). Women claim to feel fat during this time and generally hate us and sincerely believe that us guys enjoy seeing them in pain!
Sources: thegloss.com, ca.askmen.com, menshealth.com, dailymail.co.uk, complex.com, jezebel.com, mensfitness.com
Monday, June 08, 2015
Here is all today's latest football news and transfer gossip with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea, PSG, Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Hugo Lloris, West Ham, Arsenal, Zenit, Steve McClaren, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Juventus and Steve Bruce all in the news!
Here is a round up of all the latest transfer gossip across Europe today!
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Arsenal, PSG, Juventus, Manchester United, Liverpool, Burnley, Napoli, Lazio, Manchester City, Wolfsburg, Atletico Madrid, Swansea, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Real Sociedad, Arsenal, Benfica, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Stoke City, Barcelona, Sevilla, Real Madrid, West Brom, Everton, Bayern Munich, Valencia, Tottenham, Monaco, Olympique Marseille, West Ham, Leicester City, Wolves, Aston Villa, Southampton, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, Everton, Fenerbahce, Espanyol, Samdoria, Newcastle United, Inter Milan, Derby, Aston Villa, Reading and Hull City.................are all caught up in the latest transfer news/rumours across Europe, as we speak.
A few English media outlets have picked up on a report on Italian website 'Tuttomercatoweb' which suggests Zlatan Ibrahimovic is considering leaving PSG and the club would be willing to sell him for just £11 million as he has one year left on his contract. Reports in Italy indicate Arsenal could be willing to meet that price tag - transfermarketweb.com
Juventus are set to rival Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli. The newspaper reports the two Premier League clubs have held talks with his brother who acts as his agent, but Juve are thought to be interested amid talk they could lose Carlos Tevez - Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian daily sports newspaper based in Milan)
Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign striker Danny Ings from relegated Burnley on July 1 after his Turf Moor contract expires, subject to a medical - skysports.com
Manchester United are set to try to outbid Chelsea for the signature of Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson with the 22-year-old set to attract offers around £30m - Daily Star
Manchester City are set to pay £40m to bring Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, back to the Premier League. The Belgium international previously played for Chelsea - Daily Mirror
Manchester City will make "an imminent" bid for Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling, 20, as they look to boost the "home-grown" quota of players in their Champions League squad for next season - Manchester Evening News
Both Juventus and Wolfsburg are interested in Atletico Madrid's 29-year-old forward Mario Mandzukic - El Mundo Deportivo (Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona)
Hugo Lloris has stunned Spurs by admitting he fancies moving to Manchester United and Tottenham could lose a second player after Liverpool opened talks over signing Nabil Bentaleb for £10m - The Sun
Swansea have joined Crystal Palace and Southampton in the race to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 28, who is keen for more starts than he managed in his debut season at Stamford Bridge - Daily Mirror
Out-of-favour Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, 22, has been linked with a £6m move to Spain to join David Moyes' Real Sociedad - Daily Mail
Manchester United have reached an agreement with Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan, although the move may be dependent on Angel Di Maria's departure from Old Trafford - caughtoffside.com
While working on closing the negotiation with Yevhen Konoplyanka, Stoke City are looking to sign another offensive winger, Aaron Lennon (28). Playing on loan for Everton and still on a deal with Tottenham until June 2016, the former English international would cost Stoke in the region of 11 million pounds - transfermarketweb.com
Zenit Saint Petersburg's Argentinian international centre-back Ezequiel Garay is on the radar of Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. The 28 year-old is also being tracked by Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Valencia and his ownership is esteemed around 18 million euros - transfermarketweb.com
Barcelona have agreed a deal with Sevilla to sign versatile wide-man Aleix Vidal for £7.5m, plus performance related add-ons of up to £5m, but he can't play until January - Daily Mail and skysports.com
West Brom are close to sealing a £3.4m deal for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Cristian Benavente, although the Spanish club will insist on a buy-back clause. He has been playing for their second team, Castilla - The Times
Tottenham are keen to sign Monaco striker Anthony Martial with the highly-rated 19-year-old likely to cost them £18.2m - Daily Telegraph and skysports.com
West Ham have almost completed the signing of Ghanaian international winger and forward André Ayew (25), due to leave Olympique Marseille as a free agent after five seasons playing for Ligue 1 giants - Daily Mail
West Ham have agreed a £4.3m fee for Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, although the 23-year-old has yet to agree terms - gianlucadimarzio.com / Italian sports journalist
Sampdoria will have to splash out over £30m if they want to prise Enner Valencia away from West Ham - Daily Mirror
Southampton are lining up a move for Espanyol defender Hector Moreno in case they lose Toby Alderweireld, who is a target for Tottenham and Chelsea - Daily Mirror
Bayer Leverkusen have completed the permanent signing of Greek international Kyriakos Papadopoulos from Schalke after the centre-back spent the season on loan at the BayArena -skysports.com
Everton will look to bring former Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles to the club after being put on the transfer list at current club Fenerbahce - Liverpool Echo
Leicester City are leading the race to sign Wolves forward Bakary Sako, who is also being looked at by Aston Villa and West Brom - The Sun
West Brom will attempt to coax former Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, 28, back to the Midlands from Crystal Palace as cover for first-choice Ben Foster - Birmingham Mail
Liverpool will look to beat Arsenal to the signature of Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic after reportedly being told he would cost just £18m - Liverpool Echo
Steve McClaren will immediately discuss the need to make domestic signings at Newcastle United, after completing his expected appointment as manager this week - Newcastle Chronicle
Derby County are expected to make Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, 31, and Reading defender Alex Pearce, 26, the first two signings under new manager Paul Clement, both on free transfers - Derby Telegraph
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has placed a £30m price tag on left-back Andy Robertson -
Hull Daily Mail
Monday, June 01, 2015
Yes the comeback has begun for Jessica Ennis-Hill!
The Olympic heptathlon champion has booked her place at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in her first competitive event since winning gold in London nearly three years ago.
The Sheffield born babe finished fourth overall at the gruelling two-day Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, Austria (above) at the weekend, meaning she can defend her title in Rio de Janeiro next year. The 29 year-old's points tally of 6,520 easily surpassed the Olympic qualifying mark of 6,200 points.
Jess missed most of 2013 season through injury and then gave birth to her son last summer, thus making her achievement in Gotzis even more remarkable!
Despite the frustration of not hurdling as well as she would have hoped, and failing to throw the javelin as far as she would have liked, Ennis-Hill finished just 11 points adrift of Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands who took third, and 27 points behind second placed Carolin Schaefer of Germany.
Brianne Theisen-Eaton, the Canadian who won the prestigious invitational event, amassed nearly 300 points more than the former world champion and recorded the highest score (6,808) by a heptathlete since Ennis-Hill won in London back in 2012.
Having secured a place at the World Championships in Beijing this August, Ennis-Hill may not compete in China unless she is in tip-top condition.
She said: "If I am a medal contender I will go, I don't want to go to the World Championships under-prepared."
Over the next week or so, Ennis-Hill and her team will deliberate over whether she can make the necessary progress in three months to improve by 200 to 300 points, perhaps risking injury should she push herself.