Toni Kroos’ agent denies transfer to Real Madrid

first_imgVolker Struth, the agent of Toni Kroos, has denied the Bayern Munich midfielder has an agreement with Real Madrid, as reported by ‘Marca’ on Monday morning. 30/06/2014 “The signing of the German midfielder, who only has one year to run on his contract, will cost around €25-30million,” they reported. “Toni is currently playing at the World Cup, that is his main priority at the moment. Until that finishes, there will be nothing new to report.” “There is no agreement with Real Madrid, nor with any other club,” he responded to the story about the 24-year-old. Upd. at 23:37 DPA So far, nothing concrete has materialised from any club’s negotiations with the Bavarians regarding Kroos. The player recently said he would make a decision on his future after the Germany’s participation in Brazil comes to an end. CEST They also asserted that “the agreement between Real Madrid and Kroos is complete”, saying he will sign for five seasons and earn a salary of €5million for each year. According to Marca though, Madrid and Bayern have already closed an agreement:last_img read more

Ex-Real Madrid target Mourinho to sign a lucrative contract extension at Chelsea

first_imgJose Mourinho has agreed to extend his current contract with Chelsea until the 30th of June 2019, along with a salary of €10.5 million euros per season without bonuses, with the aim of keeping the Portuguese coach to lead a long-term project at Stamford Bridge. In mid-May, after the elimination of Real Madrid in the semi finals of the Champions League at the hands of Juventus, Florentino Perez contacted Mourinho to offer him the manager’s job at the expense of Ancelotti, but the Portuguese rejected a return to the Bernabeu for his current situation at Chelsea. After being accused of being manager signed to get results over the short-term, Mourinho has already proclaimed this year his intention to remain at Chelsea for “at least 10 years” to overhaul the playing squad and continue with his current project, something which Abrahimovic is in agreement with. CEST Jordi Blanco That occurred a couple of months after the first meeting between the executives of Chelsea, where Mourinho got a promise from the English club to fund a large transfer warchest, said to be of around 100 million euros. That money is designated to improve the current squad, as Chelsea have the Champions League as their primary objective. According to the Daily Mail, Roman Abramovich has been advised to renew Mourinho’ current deal which runs out in June 2017, due to the previously stretched relations which resulted in the Russian owner having to let Mourinho go in 2007.  15/06/2015 Upd. at 13:48 last_img read more

Las Palmas 2-0 Real Zaragoza (3-3): Araujo’s late goal sends the Canary Islanders up

first_img Sport EN 21/06/2015 Upd. at 21:47 Las Palmas overcame a first leg deficit to beat Real Zaragoza on Sunday and secure their place among Spain’s elite for next season.  It ends a 13-year wait for Las Palmas to return to La Liga, but leaves Zaragoza facing another season in La Segunda after their relegation from the top flight in 2013.  However, the home side were able to make a fast start here. Flying out of the blocks, they pinned Zaragoza back early on and took a deserved lead in the 33rd minute when Mesa rifled home from just inside the area.  It was a much needed goal, breathing life into a game Zaragoza were desperately trying to suck it out of.  Time then ticked on, though, and it began to look like Las Palmas may once again be left on their own pitch while another team celebrated promotion to the top flight.  Las Palmas, meanwhile, were still carrying memories of last season’s painful playoff final defeat against Cordoba.  CEST Zaragoza had come into the match with a 3-1 lead, although they knew all too well that they had to be careful. In the semi-final they themselves had reversed a 3-0 defeat to sensationally knock out Girona.  Roque Mesa and Sergio Araujo, who was previously on loan at Barça B, scored the goals at the Canary Islanders won 2-0, gaining promotion on away goals following a 3-3 draw over the two legs.  Twenty minutes were left; then 10 miniutes; then six; and then the goal. The goal that all of Gran Canaria had been waiting for, Araujo arriving at the far post to poke the ball into the roof of the net and get the party started.last_img read more

Paco Jemez on Barcelona, relegation and sticking to his ideas

first_img Barça play Sporting, Betis and Espanyol in the final weeks – would you prefer it that title race remains open?  From outside it’s hard to know what’s going on. I don’t know the details, but it’s clear they’re not reaching their objectives.  Our obligation is stay up. And my team is prepared for everything. We only got 15 points in the first half of the season – now we are OK. But the deficit of points means we need to go on another good run to save ourselves in advance [of the Levante game].  Upd. at 19:07 Thursday’s game against Barça – is it an extra motivation to break their unbeaten run?  Rayo Vallecano are on a seven game unbeaten run. It may not have anything to do with it, but the team has improved since it was eliminated from the Copa del Rey… Without doubt, your style of play is attractive for supporters. From distance, what do you make of Real Madrid’s delicate situation?  CET It’s not a coincidence. In football, those who believe in coincidences don’t have any idea. You have to keep in mind that we are a small team. It’s no harm to have two competitions, but we had injuries and it was a small problem trying to balance the two. Still, to progress in the Copa would have been a pleasure, but it’s true we may have suffered more in La Liga.  Despite the obstacles put in front of him, Rayo Vallecano manager Paco Jemez demonstrates year after year that if you are true to your ideas, you are likely to be recompensated for them eventually. This season, for the umpteenth time, the Canary Islander received a lot of critics at the start of the season because of his daring style of play. However, the statistics continue to back up a manager who has to start from zero at the start of each season.  Hombre, all teams are going to try! They are the best team in the world and no-one’s able to get their hands on them. Hardly anyone counts on these three points, so to get them would be a plus.  Some people forget that, in the end, this [football] is a spectacle. So you don’t want to stick your neck out… Barça have the obligation to compete in all their games. If not, it would committing adultery on La Liga. But I don’t want to speculate.  Messi said that the relationship between the players helps on the pitch. In exchange, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t agree… Toni Juanmarti Finally, will this Barça side win until Messi gets tired?  It’s tight at the bottom – would you sign now to have your future in play in the final game against Levante at home?  This Barça is lethal on the counter. Is it best to wait for them further back?  It’s that there’s no absolute truth, each person has their own way.  Each person needs certain things, we are all different. There are some who need bond, go to dinners… others, maybe not, but on the pitch everyone wants the same things.  Each season your team seems to specialise in finishing strongly – what’s that down to?  Each year we have 15 or 16 new players. It’s as if we are starting from zero. We get going later than other clubs because we need a certain amount of time for the new players to adapt to the mechanics of the club. The club has to improve in this sense. It [would be more] normal to change four or five players and to maintain the majority of the squad, to have continuity…  We play football. Our way of playing is to be happy and to try and score goals. That doesn’t have to mean that we receive more goals than others, but, yes, we are true to our idea and to to our fans.  I don’t know. But we are going to play like always. I don’t plan to change absolutely anything.  02/03/2016 I don’t think so. It’s a team that has to compete for everything and they’ve already left two trophies behind. I’m sure they’d want to be fighting for La Liga.  Will it benefit them in the Champions League to be out of the title race?  Your team has conceded the most goals in La Liga, but no-one above ninth has scored more… Uy! I’m a really bad fortune-teller [laughs]. Messi still has years ahead of him. And after him, I don’t know if there will be another Messi. For the moment, Barça have to enjoy the one that they have, even though it’s clear everything comes to an end.last_img read more

Enrique Cerezo: We want Simeone to be our Wenger

first_img Upd. at 19:02 Cerezo: “Queremos que Simeone sea nuestro Wenger” Arsene Wenger is leaving the Gunners after 22 years in charge and Cerezo hopes that Cholo Simeone can do something similar at Atletico IN SPORT.ES 26/04/2018 EFE “I imagine that Wenger wants to wave goodbye with a victory in the Europa League. But we want to wave goodbye to the season with a title too.” Asked if Simeone could coach at Atletico for 22 years, Simeone said “Me and all Atletico fans would like it if he continued in that way.” “Arsenal will always be considered a great team. They are sixth but that doesn’t mean they are not a great team,” said Cerezo. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo spoke on Thursday ahead of his team’s clash with Arsenal in the Europa League. CESTlast_img read more

Ronaldo is on the verge of buying Real Valladolid

first_img CEST IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 15:10 The same outlet added that Ronaldo, as well as becoming the main shareholder, would also become the president of the club. Carlos Suarez, the current president, would continue at Valladolid as a director. Real Valladolid, who returned to LaLiga this summer, are about to undergo some major changes. After promotion to Spain’s top division, it now appears there is going to be movement in the boardroom too. RELATED STORIES Ronaldo apuntala la compra del Valladolid 28/08/2018 The former Barça star isn’t the only person interested in buying Valladolid. Ernesto Tinajero, a Mexican businessman, was close to agreeing a deal to take over the club a year ago. However internal issues between Suarez and Jose Luis Losanda and Jose Moro, vice presidents at the club last season, saw a deal fall through. Let’s see if the former Brazilian international becomes the main shareholder at Valladolid or whether other interested parties make an offer to disrupt negotiations. In the football world anything could happen until it’s official.  Jesús Malagón (@86malagon) In recent months it’s been rumoured that Ronaldo Nazario, the former footballer who knows the league well, was interested in buying LaLiga’s newest club. In fact, last Monday, the radio programme ‘El Larguero’ put numbers on the operation: €30m. VAR confirmed Valladolid’s late goal was offsidelast_img read more

IPL 2019 Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders

first_imgAdvertisement gNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epvm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m0Would you ever consider trying this?😱c5hCan your students do this? 🌚7rsfRoller skating! 6l7See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreap829Body tricks that only special people can do pt-1ny6How though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesbgA visualization of how Karma works b7ls9ptPowered by Firework Early injury crisis and lack of depth have forced the Kolkata Knight Riders into crisis mode. The two-time IPL champions will have to defy the odds in order to lay their hands on the trophy.Advertisement The franchise was hit with an early blow with their two frontline pacers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi ruled out of tIPL 2019 Preview: Kolkata Knight Ridershe tournament. The already depleted pace attack, despite roping in replacements, are in a spot of bother.Kolkata Knight Riders finished third last season, which is a commendable achievement considering the consistent obstacles thrown at them last season. Much like Mumbai Indians, KKR also tends to rely on their core players.Advertisement Image Courtesy: My KhelThe Caribbean giants Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have been vital assets for the side ever since their arrival. Narine has gone from just a mystery bowler to one of the top all-rounders in the format by honing his batting skills during his stint with the franchise.With their batting unit pretty much set, the side focused on polishing up the bowling unit and capturing extra all-rounders. Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje were the additions in the fast bowling department while Carlos Brathwaite ending up being the bumper buy.Advertisement The biggest asset for the franchise still remains their spin department. The trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla have controlled the middle overs for the team countless times. Their role in making Eden Gardens their fortress is insurmountable.Despite losing out star players such as Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, and Manish Pandey, Kolkata have fared well, but this season will be a true testament to cement their status as one of the best teams in the competition.The appointment of Dinesh Karthik as captain was the major change among others that took place in the KKR camp last season. Leadership by Gautam Gambhir was instrumental in both of their season triumphs.Kolkata Knight Riders’ coaching staff led by Jacques Kallis have clearly thought of the future with their approach with Shubhman Gill and Prasidh Krishna considering the waning careers of Robin Uthappa and others.The weight of their title chances lies heavily on the shoulders of the spin trio with Kuldeep Yadav expected to play a key role considering his exploits with the Indian team over the last year.Along with the spin department, Kolkata also possesses a lethal top order which can terrorize the bowlers once clicked. Chris Lynn, despite struggling on a number of occasions on the slow Indian surfaces, will be slotted alongside Sunil Narine who has bedazzled the league with his unconventional batting style.It would take a herculean effort from the Kolkata Knight Riders to claim a record-equalling third IPL trophy, and that is what we can expect from them. Taking from their motto Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo, they will act, fight and win.Predicted XIChris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie FergusonRead Also:IPL 2019 Preview: Kings XI PunjabSunrisers Hyderabad unveils Coolwinks as the Principal Sponsor for IPL Season 12 Advertisementlast_img read more

CWC 2019: Virat Kohli reminisces U-19 semi-final against Kane Williamson, remind everyone about his…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Cric TrackerAdvertisement 3m2wgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs82zrhtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E52hd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bs2qlWould you ever consider trying this?😱0Can your students do this? 🌚v8yfuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Roughly after a decade since their first encounter in the semi-finals of the 2008 U-19 World Cup, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson will face each other again leading their nations for a potential spot in the World Cup finals.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Cric TrackerThe encounter in Kaula Lampur saw the Men In Blue edge out in a thriller with Virat Kohli dismissing Kane Williamson. The Indian skipper stated that he would remind Williamson about the fact. He said:“I got Kane’s wicket, really??? I don’t think this will happen again,”Advertisement “When we meet tomorrow I’ll remind him. It’s nice to realize that 11 yrs after, we’re captaining our respective nations again in a senior World Cup,”Kohli also proceeded to reflect on the ramifications of that World Cup with several players managing to break through into the senior team. He stated: “A lot of players from that World Cup from our batch, from their batch, from other teams as well, made it to their national teams & are still playing. I think it is a really nice memory. Neither me nor him could have ever anticipated that one day this will happen.”To conclude, the No.1 ranked ODI batsman reminded everyone of his bowling prowess and claimed himself as a lethal bowler unless he doesn’t slip on the pitch.Read Also:CWC 2019: John Cena allies with Team India in a trademark cheeky fashionJadeja and Shami in Tendulkar’s team for the Semi-finals against New Zealand Advertisementlast_img read more

Sure shot at the top

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL THERE’s just no other way to say it … Hampton Park netballer Emma Ryde is a shooting-star…[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

Gun all-rounder lands at the Seagulls’ nest

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT SOME of the biggest clubs in the West Gippsland Cricket Association (WGCA) have wasted no time in…[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