Barcelona could offload eleven players in summer transfers including Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti

first_imgArsenal have the option to sign Suarez on a permanent deal (Picture: Getty)There are several players out on loan who will be earmarked for permanent deals including Denis Suarez (Arsenal), Andre Gomes (Everton), Douglas (Sivasspor), Adria Ortola (Deportivo de La Coruna) and Arda Turan (Istanbul Basaksehir).Suarez could moved to Arsenal permanently, while Everton are keen to sign midfielder Gomez and Arsenal have been previously linked with Arsenal.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Malcom has struggled to settle at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)ESPN claim Barcelona are ready to offload the quartet as well as squad players Jasper Cillessen and Rafinha Alcantara.Though Cillessen and Alcantara are key members of Barcelona’s squad, Barcelona want to raise up to £254million in funds this summer from sales. Coutinho could be heading for the exit this summer (Picture: Getty)Barcelona could sell as many as eleven players this summer to raise funds for other signings, reports say.Manchester United and Arsenal are just a few clubs to be linked with a raid on Barcelona at the end of the season, as the Spanish side aim to overhaul their squad.The Red Devils have been linked with centre-back Samuel Umtiti, while Arsenal have been credited with an interest in forward Malcom.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 CityPhilippe Coutinho has generated a lot of transfer stories in recent months and ESPN claim the Brazilian is one of a host of Barcelona stars marked for an exit this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMalcom, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic and Coutinho could raise major spending money for Barcelona with a host of suitors lining up to sign the players.Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and United are weighing up moves for Rakitic, while several Serie A clubs would be eager to bring Malcom to Italy. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 5:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kSharescenter_img Comment Barcelona could offload eleven players in summer transfers including Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘Tisoy’ strands hundreds at Bacolod’s Bredco port

first_imgNOCPPO chief Colonel Romeo Balerosdirected the Provincial Operations Section to coordinate with the ProvincialDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas,cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, saidthe stranded passengers were housed in Education and Training Center School inthis city while being served with relief goods by the local government unit. According to Baleros, two policeofficers have been deployed at the Negros Occidental Provincial Action Centerfor efficient coordination. The Philippine Coast Guard suspendedsea travel due to weather disturbance brought about by typhoon “Tisoy.” Due to anticipated bad weather causedby Typhoon Tisoy, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO)activated its search and rescue operations. Several areas innorthern Negros Occidental remain to be underTropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 as of 5 p.m. yesterday. BACOLOD City – At least 250 passengerswere stranded at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation port yesterdaymorning. He said the SAR contingent will serveas augmentation to the local disaster units while city and municipal policestations will activate their respective SAR teams. (With PNA/PN) Coast Guard Station-Bacolod said seatravel was suspended to ensure the safety of the passengers.last_img read more

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Arsenal hold on to beat Palace

first_img The Gunners went ahead through an early penalty from Santi Cazorla following a trip by Pape Souare on Danny Welbeck, which the Palace bench protested had been just outside the area. Referee Mark Clattenburg and his assistant were central to another big call on the stroke of half-time when Welbeck was waved onside and Olivier Giroud netted a second from the rebound after the England forward’s shot had been blocked. Coquelin eventually went into the notebook for a late trip on Campbell as the match continued to be played with plenty of positive aggression. Arsenal doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time. Alexis Sanchez played a perfectly-weighted pass into the left side of the penalty area for Welbeck, who was adjudged onside as he ran across the Palace backline. The England forward sent in a low, angled drive, which Speroni palmed out and Giroud was alert to get to the loose ball ahead of three defenders to stab home his 50th Arsenal goal. Palace looked to make a positive start to the second half, and pushed Arsenal back as Wilfried Zaha caused problems down the right channel, forcing a string of corners before a looping header from Mesut Ozil dropped onto the top of the crossbar. The German, who has returned from a knee injury a much stronger player, broke away on 57 minutes and fed Sanchez on the overlap down the left. Arsenal’s leading scorer burst into the box and then stabbed the ball just wide of the far post, when both Welbeck and Giroud were screaming for a pass. Palace were forced into a change when Campbell limped off with what looked like a hamstring problem and was replaced by Yannick Bolasie. There was a stoppage when David Ospina went down a few minutes after the goalkeeper had come racing out of his penalty area to jump over Per Mertesacker and head a long ball clear. After some treatment for what appeared to be a back problem, play continued. Palace continued to push Arsenal back, as Dwight Gayle sent a bullet header just over before Jason Puncheon’s 20-yard free-kick curled just wide. With 15 minutes left, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, whose side host Monaco in the Champions League next week, looked to shore up the side as defender Kieran Gibbs came on for Welbeck and Ozil was replaced by Tomas Rosicky. Palace boss Alan Pardew sent on Murray for Gayle and Shola Ameobi made his debut to replace Joe Ledley. Murray saw a late close-range header saved on the line by Ospina, who was then beaten in another goalmouth scramble during five minutes of added time. Palace almost snatched a dramatic equaliser at the death as Ospina flapped at a left-wing cross, which Murray crashed against the base of the post with a flying header. Arsenal moved up to third in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. Palace showed plenty of endeavour to try to get back into the match, and grabbed a stoppage-time consolation through substitute Glenn Murray, who then hit the post with a flying header as Arsenal held on to close out victory to climb back above Southampton, who play Liverpool on Sunday, and Manchester United, beaten at Swansea. The tone for what was a hard-fought contest was set early when Fraizer Campbell was caught on the chest by a high boot from Francis Coquelin, Arsenal’s new midfield enforcer. However, Clattenburg gave only a free-kick and no card – much to the disbelief of the Palace bench. The home management team could then not believe it moments later when Arsenal were awarded a penalty. Souare, making his Premier League debut after signing from Lille, came across to try to block Welbeck, but tripped the Arsenal forward as he darted away down the right. The initial contact looked right on the edge of the penalty area, and Clattenburg immediately pointed to the spot. Cazorla made no mistake from the spot as he sent Julian Speroni the wrong way for his seventh goal of the season. Palace looked to make an instant response, pushing Arsenal back with some direct balls into the danger area. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Daughter of US Olympic sprinter Gay fatally shot

first_imgWashington, United States | AFP | The teen daughter of former US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot early Sunday, police said.Police say 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a star high school runner herself, was struck by a bullet during a shootout at about 4 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant and pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.Witnesses told police gunfire was exchanged between a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows. Authorities found the Dodge and detained two people for questioning as they continue to search for the other vehicle.Messages of support came to Tyson Gay and his family from the athletics world.“Sending our thoughts and prayers to TysonLGay and his loved ones as they mourn the tragic and senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity,” USA Track and Field tweeted.“Condolences to Tyson Gay and his family… 15-year-old girl dies after shooting at Lexington restaurant,” tweeted former Olympic sprint rival Ato Boldon from Trinidad and Tobago.According to the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, Trinity Gay was a sophomore sprint star at Lafayette High School, where her father once ran. She was a fourth-generation sprinter who placed fourth in last year’s girls 100m state final. “Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,” Fayette County School Superintendent Manny Caulk said in a statement to the newspaper.Tyson Gay is the fastest sprinter in history not to have an Olympic medal after a career nagged by doping disqualifications.The 2007 world 100- and 200-meter champion and four-time US 100m champion suffered a hamstring injury at the 2008 Olympic trials and did not medal at Beijing.At the 2012 London Olympics, Gay was on the US 4×100 relay that finished second to Usain Bolt-led Jamaica but the Americans were stripped of the medal in 2014 based on a positive test by Gay in May of 2013 that he blamed on an unnamed third party.Gay served his suspension and returned to run again two months ago at the Rio Olympics where the Americans ran third in the 4×100 relay behind Jamaica and Japan, only to be disqualified because of a faulty exchange between teammates Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Tennis fans can witness greatness unfold at the Australian Open 2020 only on SONY…

first_imgAdvertisement rx6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbv8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8h5hmt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d9yhWould you ever consider trying this?😱by41Can your students do this? 🌚8310dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) is all set to broadcast the year’s first Grand Slam, Australian Open 2020, live and exclusive, on SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD channels starting January 20, 2020 in India. To provide the full “Happy Slam” experience to Indian fans, SPSN has also planned a series of programming and marketing initiatives for its viewers.Advertisement  Advertisement In order to serve tennis fans and attract newer audiences, SPSN is launching various programming initiatives for an unparalleled viewing experience. For the first time since its broadcast in India, the Australian Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Semi-Finals and Finals will have live Hindi commentary on SONY TEN 3 channels. Former India No. 1, Somdev Devvarman will also return to the studio to provide expert analysis on the sports network’s live studio show for the tournament. The Indian ace tennis player, who has played at Melbourne Park for seven editions of the Australian Open, will be giving his pre, during and post-match insights to audiences through the course of the whole tournament.One of India’s most popular urban hangout spots, Social will be SPSN’s Official On-Ground Screening Partner for Australian Open 2020. The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific will be screened live at all of Social’s 25 venues across five cities: New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh and Bengaluru. Tennis enthusiasts will get a taste of an authentic ‘Aussie’ experience with the chefs whipping up a specially curated ‘Aussie’ F&B menu at all outlets during the tournament. The popular hangout chain will also host tennis experience zones at select venues to provide an ambient and interactive experience for fans.Advertisement The 108th edition of the Australian Open 2020 will feature defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka along with the best tennis players in the world like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Stefanos Tsitsipas among many more. The tournament this year could mark many records, like if he wins, Federer could become the oldest Australian Open Champion or Rafael Nadal could finally become the joint-most Grand Slam winner in the history of men’s tennis and many more. One of India’s most beloved tennis players, Leander Paes will also put his final show at the Australian Open 2020, since he announced his farewell tour. With the stakes so high for the first Grand Slam of the year, Australian Open 2020 is a must watch for every sports fan in India. Advertisementlast_img read more

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