Atletico move towards Martinez deal worth 35 million euros

first_img 20/06/2015 After signing Luciano Vietto, Atletico are looking to remain active in the transfer market in order to replace Juventus-bound striker Mario Mandzukic. Jackson Martinez has been linked in the past with Milan, but the Colombian is said to prefer the Spanish league and wants to move there after learning of Atleti’s interest. CEST The first-choice option to step into Mandzukic’s place is Jackson Martinez. Portuguese news outlet A Bola have said that a transfer has been done to take the Colombian stirker to Estadio Vicente Calderon for a rumoured sum of 35 million euros. After being turned down by Carlos Tevez, who will rejoin Boca Juniors, Atletico have focused all of their energy on signing the Porto player.center_img Sport EN Upd. at 14:11 Atletico also offers the chance for Martinez to continue playing in the Champions League, which would not happen at Milan who are undergoing a period of re-construction.last_img read more

Modric says sorry to Slovenia for ‘vulgar’ insult towards referee

first_img Sport EN Modric has since been forced to say sorry: “Before anything, I would like to apologise to the referee Skomina, and after that to everyone else, especially to Slovenia, where they have been offended by vulgar reaction.” Real Madrid’s Luka Modric is not the most popular man in Slovenia, the country which neighbours his native Croatia.  CEST 09/05/2016 From the bench, he was seen shouting at the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina: “I’m going to f*** your mother.” center_img According to the BBC, in the final minutes of the match, a challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo provoked anger inside Modric, who had just been taken off.  Upd. at 14:09 What’s more, the talented midfielder has had to apologise to the country after being caught on camera aiming insulting words at the Slovenian official in charge of Madrid’s Champions League game against Manchester City.  Slovenian media caught the insults and published the transcript of what Modric had said, which they verified through a lip reader. last_img read more

Claudio Bravo could end Man City nightmare and sign for Leipzig

first_img Upd. at 19:50 27/02/2017 IN SPORT.ES CET Bravo has lost the confidence of Pep, who has been picking Willy Caballero over him in the Premier League and the Champions League. The Chilean is only getting game time in the FA Cup. ¡Claudio Bravo puede fichar por el Leipzig! Sport EN The former Barcelona goalkeeper has various offers on the table and according to German media, Leipzig want to bring him to the Bundesliga. Claudio Bravo is said to be putting an end to his disappointing time at Manchester City. He has lost his starting spot under Pep Guardiola and could even move in the summer. last_img

Filipe Luis trains with the reserves as rumours of a PSG move persist

first_img 23/08/2018 Upd. on 24/08/2018 at 11:39 CEST Filipe Luis trained in the morning alongside his teammates. Nothing out of the ordinary so far. What was unusual was that Filipe Luis was the only member of the first team which started against Valencia to train alongside those who were subsitutes at Mestalla. The rest were inside on a recovery session before later training on a different pitch. Luis Filipe se entrena con los suplentes y aviva los rumores RELATED STORIES The ‘relegation’ of Filipe Luis to the reserves might have something to do with PSG’s interest in the player. Atletico were surprised when the left back admitted he wanted the club to listen to PSG’s offer. The tug of war between Atletico Madrid and Filipe Luis continues as Paris Saint-Germain hope to poach the Brazilian left back before the transfer window closes next week. The latest update came in Atletico’s first training session following the 1-1 draw with Valencia. With them was Lucas Herandez, who missed the first league match through suspension. The most common thing would’ve been to see Lucas with the reserves and the Brazilian with the starters. Enrique Cerezo spoke about the player’s situation yesterday after the rumours of a PSG move won’t go away. “Filipe is a great player and a magnificent person. We’re trying to get him to stay but footballers choose where they want to play. We want him to stay. I’m optimistic. I believe he will stay, but we have to see what happens in the next few hours.” The transfer isn’t straight forward either. On one side, Atletico have until the 31st August, the day the transfer window closes, to find a suitable replacement. If they manage to do this, Atletico would demand somewhere between €20m and €30m from PSG. IN SPORT.ES Honours even as Valencia and Atletico draw 1-1 at Mestalla Sport ENlast_img read more

Luis García set to take over as new Villarreal coach

first_img Luis García: acuerdo para ser nuevo técnico del Villarreal IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 11/12/2018 at 16:10 CET In addition, he also knows his new club. He spent the 2005/06 season in charge of Villarreal B. If he does now take over the first team, his first game will be on Thursday in the Europa League. Villarreal are top of the group and their final game is against Spartak Moscow.  10/12/2018 He is currently out of work after spending two seasons in charge of Beijing Renhe in the Chinese Super League. His past experience includes working in LaLiga. In 2008, he worked at Levante and in 2011 he took over Getafe, before leaving to coach Baniyas SC in the UAE.  Luis García is the top target to replace Javi Calleja as Villarreal coach. He will meet with the club on Monday to discuss taking over the team.  Luis Garcia took Levante into La Liga and will now face another big challenge: helping Villarreal’s sinking submarine avoide relegation to the second division. They’re currently just three points above the relegation zone.last_img read more

Football: Aspiring young Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin signed by Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement ch4kuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc7o4kWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea0f2e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iWould you ever consider trying this?😱7vCan your students do this? 🌚9gksRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid sign Ukrainian young Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin for €14 million.  He has reportedly signed a six-year contract with the European Champions which would see him staying at the Bernabeu till 2024. Lunin, a Krasnograd native was a part of the Zorya Luhansk side last season and made 29 appearances. His performance in the league is said to have impressed the new Real Madrid manager, Julian Lopetegui.Advertisement This was Lopetegui’s first signing for Real Madrid and Lunin is considered one of the top prospects in Goalkeeping all around Europe. He started his career at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk making his debut at 17 and has made 2 appearances for Ukraine making him the youngest goalkeeper to do so.Advertisement Signing Lunin, even though he is only 19 may turn into a low risk but high returns move as same as Rafael Varane. He might have to go off on loan, considering Goalkeepers don’t get replaced that much.Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!Read Also:- FIFA World Cup 18: Mexico Vs South Korea ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden Vs Germany Preview Advertisementlast_img read more

India vs England: Twitter stunned after witnessing the wedding proposal during the game

first_imgAdvertisement o1oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsh3hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 33ioWould you ever consider trying this?😱e3pfCan your students do this? 🌚u7xRoller skating! Powered by Firework  Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky SportsThe game of cricket often witnesses boundaries, wickets and spectacular catches. But it is not an everyday occurrence that a wedding proposal takes place amidst all the action on the field.Advertisement  Advertisement The crowd at the Mecca Of Cricket and the viewers got to witness the rare moment in the 2nd ODI between India and England, which is still underway.Tweets poured in from all corners after Sky Sports managed to capture the moment. Here are some of the best tweets.A man proposes to his girlfriend live during the 2nd India vs England ODI. Absolute golden commentary at the backdrop by David Lloyd! 😂— Srini Mama 2.0 (@SriniMaama16) July 14, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Cricket: Anil Kumble hails ICC for crackdown on suspect bowling action

first_imgAdvertisement 24vdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5kpd2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6eoWould you ever consider trying this?😱3vgcCan your students do this? 🌚3vrhRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle)Advertisement Former Indian captain and coach Anil Kumble has praised the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the crackdown its on bowlers with suspect bowling action. This comes in the wake of many cricketers slating the organization for its approach in dealing with the issue.Advertisement Speaking at an event organised by his technology startup Spektacom Technologies, Kumble said that, “A fair bit (has been done) from the ICC perspective in terms of looking at the suspected actions and making sure that the world cricket gets rid of that. “Over the last two years, you don’t hear too many issues (about suspect bowling action) coming up. I think overall ICC has done a great job in controlling that (issue).”In the past, former cricketers such has Micheal Holding criticized the board for failing to do its duty properly. Also, Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez who was suspended for illegal bowling action in the past hit out at the apex body.Advertisement In the recent years, many cricketers have been cracked down with suspected bowling actions. Some of the notable players to be reported includes the former Pakistan star, Saeed Ajmal.Meanwhile Kumble’s start-up Spektacom Technologies on Thursday launched the “Power Bat” – a unique tool powered by Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform and its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) services.The Power Bat can provide real-time data on a player’s performance based on different parameters such as speed of the ball on impact, twist on impact and quality of the shot.Also Read:Arjuna Ranatunga accused of sexual assault by Indian flight attendant   Advertisementlast_img read more

Drouin’s West Gippy move a step closer

first_imgBy Russell Bennett Drouin is one step closer to joining the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC) after club members…[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

Fevola buries Panthers

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes MORNINGTON PENINSULA ROUND 13 With former AFL superstar Brendan Fevola lining up for Hastings, Devon Meadows fell behind in the…[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