‘£48m Arsenal target’, ‘£60m United deal’ and Liverpool signing? 14 HUGE deals rumoured to be on the cards this summer

first_imgTo the amusement of everyone, Pedro has joined Chelsea.The Spain forward had been tipped to leave Barcelona for Man United, but it appears the Red Devils dropped their interest in the 28-year-old, with reports claiming Southampton’s Sadio Mane is a target. FUNNIEST REACTION AS UNITED LOSE OUT IN PEDRO RACEHis is the latest big transfer and across Europe, players like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jackson Martinez and Sami Khedira have all moved clubs.But there are still plenty of other moves reportedly being lines up by clubs before the 1 September deadline and here, talkSPORT looks at 14 of the biggest names to keep an eye on. 14 4. David De Gea: Will he be Man United’s goalkeeper this season? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – De Gea’s future at Man United is still not sorted and it is unclear whether the goalkeeper will be at Man United after the transfer window closes. Real Madrid are circling. 1. Kevin De Bruyne: Man City have been linked with Wolfsburg attacker – to find out which other big players could be on the move, click the arrow above – Now the Pedro transfer saga has been concluded with the forward joining Chelsea, NOT Man United, what other deals can we look forward to before the end of deadline day on 1 September? One mega money deal may involve De Bruyne, who move from Wolfsburg is still on, according to his agent, Patrick De Koster. In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, he said: “We will see in the next few hours or days what is going to happen.” De Koster explained he and the player were not amused by what he called a ‘practical joke’ during an awards ceremony in Germany. One report claims £56m-rate De Bruyne could follow Nicolas Otamendi, who completed his move to the Etihad. 14 14 14 5. Karim Benzema: France and Real Madrid striker heading to the Premier League? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Arsenal have continued to be linked with the Real Madrid striker, who has so far been quiet on the speculation himself. However, talkSPORT have been told a £48m offer from Arsenal has been ACCEPTED by the Spanish club. Time will tell! 7. Charlie Austin: He WILL leave QPR but for the right price – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – The England striker is still at QPR, who are holding out for a £15m fee from interested clubs. It’s a fee Rangers manager Chris Ramsey told talkSPORT is “reasonable.” 12. Ezequiel Lavezzi: The tattooed trickster’s time in Paris is coming to an end – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Lavezzi, Higuain’s international team-mate’s future is also up in the air. He is reportedly out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain with Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal three Premier League clubs linked with the 30-year-old forward. 14. Thomas Muller: Will he leave Bayern Munich? – According to reports in Germany, Man United have have launched a huge £60m bid for Muller. The club are looking for a new forward following the exit of Robin van Persie and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Javier Hernandez. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola doesn’t appear to be entirely in tune with the Bavarians’ local links, letting local hero Bastian Schweinsteiger leave and getting rid of highly respected club doctor Hans Muller Wohlfahrt. Could Muller be disillusioned enough to leave? 14 2. Mario Gotze: World Cup winner’s Bayern future is uncertain – click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move (to your club?) – There are rumours the Bayern midfielder has a difficult relationship with manager Pep Guardiola. Arsenal, Man City and Juventus, who sold Arturo Vidal to Bayern, have been linked. 11. Gonzalo Higuain: HUGE offer could see the striker leave Napoli – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Over the last few days, Chelsea have been interested in Napoli’s 27-year-old striker. Higuain has been a Napoli player since he left Real Madrid in 2013, but a fee in excess of £60m has been thrown around. 14 14 10. Julian Draxler: Long term Arsenal transfer target leaving Germany? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Juventus are interested in Schalke’s 21-year-old midfielder Draxler, with Vidal gone and uncertainty surrounding Pogba. With Schalke not in the Champions League, the lure of a move is obvious. 6. Hugo Lloris: Tottenham fans still worried about their goalkeeper – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – While the window remains open, Tottenham fans will not rest easy until 1 September and Lloris is a Tottenham player until at least January. Man United remain interested. 14 14 9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The PSG striker could leave on the cheap – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Ibrahimovic will be 34 in October and is apparently available for a cut price this summer. Milan are strongly linked with the PSG striker, but Man United and Arsenal have been too, which is something something that has fans drooling. 14 14 8. Asier Illaramendi: Midfielder to be forced out of Real Madrid – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Isco’s agent said there is no truth in rumours he will leave Real Madrid, but someone has to leave, considering Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic is on his way to the Bernabeu. It will mean playing time in the middle will be even more limited as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are first choice. A deal with Liverpool could happen… 14 14 13. John Stones: Will Everton get £35m for their defender? Click the arrow above, right to see one more big name who could be on the move – Chelsea REALLY want Stones, but is being reported the Blues’ offer of £30m is not good enough and Everton are holding out for more. 14 3. Paul Pogba on the way out of Juventus? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Juventus’ director general Giuseppe Marotta said the club would like to keep the 22-year-old midfielder, but are powerless to stop him leaving. “We can’t afford to do anything crazy in terms of salaries and some clubs can guarantee twice what we can,” he said. last_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Wednesday, October 14

first_imgColin Murray was joined in the studio alongside Dietmar Hamann and Steve Bunce to give their Euro 2016 qualification review.last_img

Sir Bobby Robson Charity Auction: Get up close and personal with Messi, Neymar and Suarez!

first_img1 Sir Bobby Robson Charity Auction: Get up close and personal with Messi, Neymar and Suarez! How would you like a close-up view of Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in training? Of course you would, right!Well, here’s your chance.You could be pitchside as the Barca stars are put their paces on the training ground, before watching them in action in a key match at the Nou Camp.It’s an incredible opportunity to see the likes of Messi and Neymar as you have never seen them before, and is just one of more than 100 fantastic opportunities open to football fans as part of the latest Sir Bobby Robson charity auction.Other auction items up for grabs include tickets to the Champions League final in Milan, a trip to the Ballon d’Or, lunch in Russia with Andre Villas-Boas, and the chance to play against talkSPORT in an eight-a-side tournament at St George’s Park.But hurry – bidding closes at 8pm on Sunday, November 29. So there’s no time to hang around.For full details of the auction, visit www.sirbobbysauction.comlast_img read more

Study of gay brothers to offer genetic insight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.If fresh evidence is found suggesting genes are involved, perhaps homosexuality will be viewed as no different than other genetic traits like height and hair color, said Julio, a student at De- Paul University in Chicago. Adds his brother, “I think it would help a lot of folks understand us better.” The federally funded study, led by Chicago area researchers, will rely on blood or saliva samples to help scientists search for genetic clues to the origins of homosexuality. Parents and straight brothers also are being recruited. While initial results aren’t expected until next year – and won’t provide a final answer – skeptics are already attacking the methods and disputing the presumed results. Previous studies have shown that sexual orientation tends to cluster in families, though that doesn’t prove genetics is involved.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Lindsey Tanner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Julio and Mauricio Cabrera are gay brothers who are convinced their sexual orientation is as deeply rooted as their Mexican ancestry. They are among 1,000 pairs of gay brothers taking part in the largest study to date seeking genes that may influence whether people are gay. The Cabreras hope the findings will help silence critics who say homosexuality is an immoral choice. last_img read more

SAVE UP TO 50% TODAY ON TOP BRANDS AT THE EVOLE MENSWEAR SUMMER SALE

first_imgOne of the best things about summer in Donegal is the massive Evolve Menswear Summer Sale! The Evolve Menswear Summer Sale kicked off this morning.As always, the sale attracts huge crowds because of the genuine reductions across top clothing brands like G-Star, Tommy Hilfiger, Lyle & Scott, Jack & Jones, Fynch-Hatton and many more. You will save up to 50% when you make your way to the Evolve Menswear sale.With footwear to clear, suits half price and jeans for eur20, you won’t be long evolving your wardrobe with several great outfits for less.So get to Evolve today, and avail of some sensational offers on all your favourite brands.SAVE UP TO 50% TODAY ON TOP BRANDS AT THE EVOLE MENSWEAR SUMMER SALE was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businessevolve menswearFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

MUST LISTEN: England – The Inquest with Durham, Wilkins and more!

first_imgListen back as Adrian Durham and co. look back at England’s disastrous Euro 2016 showing.Ray Wilkins, Jim Proudfoot, and talkSPORT’s England correspondent Nigel Adderley dissect the Three Lions’ campaign, less than a week after crashing out in the round of 16 to Iceland. From Roy Hodgson’s tactics to what England can learn from Wales, where it all went wrong to who should be the next manager, The Inquest has it covered. Former England international Wilkins has a lot to say and, agree or disagree, it is a must listen for football fans.Neil Ashton – The Sun’s chief football reporter – also joins the boys to discuss who should be next in the hotseat. Listen above or click here to download England: The Inquest as a podcast and see talkSPORT’s other exclusive podcasts on iTunes.last_img read more

Wrong definition

first_imgRe “Porn is evil” (Letters, Dec. 4): I do not know which dictionary reader Mary Horey consulted that told her that the word pornography comes from two Greek words meaning “evil writing” or “evil pictures,” because all four dictionaries I consulted: Merriam-Webster, Encarta, Chambers and, perhaps the most authoritative dictionary in the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, agree that the word comes from two Greek words meaning “prostitute” and “writing.” Nowhere in any of the definitions or derivations is either “evil” or “pictures” mentioned. – Leonard Berg Van Nuys Los Angeles Different math Re “Numbers game” (letters, Dec. 4): Mr. Caine’s letter about LAPD work schedules needs clarification. First of all, time worked past 36 hours does not constitute overtime. Officers on the 3-12 schedule work more hours per year than on the five-day, eight-hour schedule. Every four weeks, officers now work 156 hours on the 3-12 versus 152 on the five-day, eight-hour shifts – that’s 52 more hours a year. As far as court time is concerned, do you really want your on-duty police officers sitting in court all day while criminals caper in your neighborhood? It’s interesting how crime is down since the inception of 3-12. – John Matassa Stevenson Ranch Deja Paul Once again with Iran, as he was with Iraq, President Bush has become the boy who cried “Wolfowitz.” – Marshall Barth Encino Making it up? I find it hard to believe that President Bush is receiving and distributing correct information about Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Is he making it up? Does he think we’re just dumb enough to believe this story again? Where did diplomacy go? – Rita E. Knox Van Nuys Cardinal karma Re “LAPD investigates attack on Mahony” (Dec. 5): Assuming the attack on Cardinal Roger Mahony really did happen, the Christ-like thing to have done would be to report the incident to police so that other people would not be placed in danger by having such an individual walking the streets of Los Angeles. Isn’t it ironic that the very defense that Mahony used against victims – that they should have reported the priestly rapes to authorities – now must be asked of him as well? What goes around comes around. – Rev. Mark J. Jaufmann Woodland Hills Assault skeptic Re “LAPD investigates attack on Mahony” (Dec. 5): I am glad that the Los Angeles Police Department is going to investigate this assault, whether it really happened or was created just for publicity. It happened in July and he just told several hundred priests in October. Why? Nobody is above the law in this country. – Saul Han Newhall Iran intelligence Is President Bush cherry-picking intelligence on Iran? It seems that even with our intelligence agency telling us that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003, our president is still trying to demonize Iran and make a case for war even though the facts don’t back him up. Does anyone still believe him? – Sid Adelman Sherman Oaks Not so hard Re “Hard choices” (Letters Dec. 6): While nobody can refute the need for all students to learn good decision-making skills, Mr. Dirnfeld has missed the boat in his response to the article about Jewish students having to choose between a Seder and a state debate competition. Our country has changed in the composition of its population in the 30 years since we were all in school. We need to realize that all of our students want to participate in academic endeavors and should not have to choose between an important academic event and a solemn religious holiday. The inconsiderate scheduling of some activities is a de facto method of excluding segments of the population from certain activities. Would we ever see the Academic Decathlon scheduled on Easter Sunday? – Rhona Steinfeld Northridge Iran threat It is indisputable that Iran is led by an unstable, dangerous president who is intent on building a nuclear weapon. They intend to use this weapon to destroy Western civilization. I can’t understand how any civilized nation would object to applying the most severe sanctions on Iran, while keeping alive the possibility of bombing Iran into the Stone Age. They threaten every nation in the world. – Russell Sadler Lancaster Crafty politicians Re “City thuggery” (Letters, Dec. 3): The letter writer asked why does the city target homeowners for taxing and not everyone? It’s actually very simple. People will always spend someone else’s money. As noted, there are more renters than homeowners, therefore they can outvote the homeowners. Crafty politicians are very cognizant of this fact and often structure tax proposals so that a majority of nonpayers can vote money to be taken from a smaller group: business, hotel room, cigarette, liquor taxes are other examples. There are more hidden fees and taxes than you can fathom. But, don’t worry, they’ll get around to you again. And another group will vote your money away. – Mike Gorman Glendale Smoke, mirrors Re: DWP’s rate hikes hit a snag The Los Angeles City Council is asking for a 60-day delay for the implementation of rate increases by the Department of Water and Power. That means the voters get a voice on the 9percent telephone tax first. Then, without a doubt, our city leaders will approve the rate increase. Who do these guys think they are fooling? A lot of smoke and mirrors so the public thinks the council is actually looking out for the ratepayers. I’ll bet almost anything the “new” rate increase will sail through the council regardless of the justification, or lack thereof, provided by the DWP. – Bill Merriman Tujunga Lip service Re “Making left turns easier” (Dec. 6): The mayor is going to fix 60 signals so it’s easier to make left turns. That’s great. We in Mission Hills have lost five people in traffic accidents in this last year on Brand Boulevard. It’s a speedway, but do you think we can get a signal at Arleta and Brand? No. All we get from our council office is lip service. All we get is surveys and people still speeding. How many more people have to die before someone gets off their duff and does something about this? – Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Burst her bubble Re “Porn is evil” (Letters, Dec. 4): Mary Horey offers her opinion with such righteous authority that it seems a shame to burst her bubble about the origins of the word “pornography.” It actually bears no direct connection to “evil.” The word “porno” does derive from the Greek. It simply refers to a prostitute or prostitution. “Graphy” of course refers to writing. Even if someone with such a keenly developed sense of right might equate prostitution with evil, the linguistic evidence is just not there. – Randy C. Baer last_img read more

Turn holiday parties into networking occasions

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Do some research: Knowing ahead of time who will be at the party is useful. You might even be able to create a list of people whom you want to seek out. If the party is a gathering of members of an organization, team or association, you can ask the organizers for a list of attendees. If it’s a private social party, you’ll need to try to gather the list yourself. This can be done fairly easily if you receive an invitation via e-mail. Unless the host chooses to make the guest list confidential, you’ll have access to all of the invitees – or at least their e-mail addresses. You might not be able to identify everyone on the list, but if they use their name for their e-mail address or use a company e-mail address, you’ll get some clues. Do some research on the companies, and then Google or do a MySpace search of the names. If you receive an invitation via mail, your only option is to contact the host or hostess and find out if he or she would be willing to share the guest list with you. Be fashionably early: Arriving on the early side will give you many advantages. If you are there as people arrive, for example, you will be able to hear the host or hostess greet them with their names. They might even say something along the lines of, “How did the game go today?” or “How has work been going?” giving you fodder for conversation. Between now and Jan. 2, you’ll no doubt celebrate the holidays at a number of parties – some business-related. While you’re tasting the hors d’oeuvres and sipping the fine cocktails, don’t forget to also professionally network. Social events such as holiday parties present excellent opportunities to meet people who could influence your career. Here are a few party networking tips: Arriving early also enables you to spend some time with the host or hostess before he or she is bombarded by other guests. Let him or her know who you might be interested in meeting, and ask for an introduction. Work the room: Remember that this is a social event and keep the conversation social. Try to find a reason to get business cards. If someone mentions he’s planning a trip to New Orleans, for example, tell him you have a friend from there who can suggest some great restaurants. Get his card so you can e-mail him later. The key is to mix and mingle, and to gather information. But don’t be a hard sell. This isn’t the place for it. Make the contacts now; follow up with them later. Dawn Anfuso is a Southern California-based business writer and former managing editor of Workforce magazine. If you have workplace or job-search questions, e-mail Dawn at dawnanfuso@yahoo.com. Writers will remain anonymous.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

HISTORIC RATHMULLAN COUNTRY HOUSE GOES ON MARKET FOR €1.2 MILLION

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous hotels has been put on the market for €1.2million.The Fort Royal Country House Hotel in Rathmullan overlooks Lough Swilly and boasts beach front and also self-catering apartments.Standing on 6.24 acres of mature grounds with a sweeping avenue from the county road, the superb setting includes beautifully maintained gardens and lawns, magnificent mature trees and hard surface tennis court. The House was built in 1805 by Charles Rae. He retired here after being wounded while serving in the British Navy with Admiral Lord Duncan. It was during his time in the Navy that he visited the Caribbean Island of Martinique, and he named the house after the capital as it was then known, Fort Royal. He lived at Fort Royal until he died in 1847, when his wife decided to move back to England.Fort Royal was leased out over the next 31 years.The house was then purchased in 1878 by General George Montgomery of the Indian Army. Different generations of the Montgomery Family (relations of the Field Marshall) owned Fort Royal up to 1940, when due to the second world war amongst other reasons, the house was left empty for seven years.It was in 1947 that Dr Bill Johnstone, a G.P from County Derry and his wife Connie saw Fort Royal and decided to to buy it as a holiday home. The building was in a poor state then and after one summer in the house, he decided to turn it into a hotel. Fort Royal began trading as a hotel in 1948, with various managers in charge. In 1966, his daughter Ann and son-in-law Robin came over from England where they had been managing hotels and took over Fort Royal.Their son Tim came back to work in the hotel with them in 1994 and after several years together, Robin and Ann retired in 2000.Tim and his wife Tina now manage Fort Royal Country House.HISTORIC RATHMULLAN COUNTRY HOUSE GOES ON MARKET FOR €1.2 MILLION was last modified: August 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fort Royal HotelRathmullanlast_img read more

NOTICE: THE DEATH OF ELLEN (COYLE) DEELY, NEW YORK & DONEGAL

first_imgEllen (Coyle) DEELYDEELY-Ellen (nee Coyle), on June 11, 2014. Native County Donegal, Ireland. Retired Supervisor NY Telephone Company. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of Kathleen Larkin, Michael, the late Kevin and Christopher. Cherished grand mother of Michael Larkin. Reposing DAVID J. HODDER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers. Visiting hours Friday, 5-9 P.M. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:45 A.M. St. Barnabas Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  NOTICE: THE DEATH OF ELLEN (COYLE) DEELY, NEW YORK & DONEGAL was last modified: June 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more