Sevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla attacker Luis Muriel is ready to move to Fiorentina.Muriel was expected to join AC Milan in January, thanks to his agent Alessandro Lucci’s good relationship with the Rossonero.However, Muriel would prefer to move to the Viola.Fiorentina have already offered a first proposal of €12m, which has fallen short of Sevilla’s valuation.Milan coach Rino Gattuso, meanwhile, confirmed yesterday: “I don’t know if we’ve got him, but we have talked about him.“We talked about him, as we did about other players.“Muriel can play wide, but you need to make the most of his characteristics and get him to attack the goal. He can play as a support striker too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target Eriksen sends Tottenham message: They know what I wantby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen says Tottenham know what he wants from a new contract amid interest from Real Madrid.The Spurs ace has less than 18 months to run on his current deal and talks over an extension have stalled.It is believed the club will hold out for £225 million for the Real Madrid target. However, Eriksen is seemingly keen to re-sign with Tottenham, but only if they meet his demands.He told TV3 Sport: “[The future is] not something I’m thinking of. I focus on playing football, and there are many battles you have to think about which must be won.”Responding specifically to Madrid’s interest, he added: “It is not the first time that there have been rumours, and when the newspapers write something, it is not something we are masters of. If there is nothing concrete, then I just comment on rumours.”I think people know what I want, and I know what they [Tottenham] would like. There is a nice dialogue so there is nothing [new] there.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City eyeing West Ham midfielder Declan Riceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are eyeing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.The Sun says City boss Pep Guardiola knows he needs to find a young successor for Fernandinho, who turns 34 before the end of the season.And West Ham’s highly-rated teenager Rice is the player who has caught his eye – despite only signing a new long-term contract with the club last month.Rice has emerged as one of the country’s most promising young players this season after becoming the main man in the Hammers midfield.The way he has dominated Premier League matches despite only being 19 years old has caught the attention of Guardiola and his coaching staff at the Etihad.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford happy with penalty successby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Marcus Rashford was happy to prove the matchwinner against Leicester City.Rashford has revealed what was going through his mind ahead of his first-half penalty yesterday.“There has been a lot of talk [about penalties] but it is all about clearing that out of your head and just getting back down to basics,” Rashford told MUTV.“When it comes down to it, that is all you know, to get to the first team, it is by doing the basics and working hard.“I just try to look at the keeper, especially a keeper like him because he has a good jump and likes to go early. If it is not hard and in the corner, then he has a chance of saving it. But it was a nice feeling to score.”
Wolves boss Nuno hails players’ spirit after Crystal Palace pointby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno hailed his players’ spirit for their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.Diogo Jota’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point for Wolves at Crystal Palace.Leander Dendoncker’s own goal had seemed certain to give Palace victory before Jota’s late strike for the visitors, who had Romain Saiss sent off for two bookings.Wolves boss Nuno said: “This happens in football. The spirit of the team – we have it. First half was really good. When we speak of mistakes, it is from both sides. I am not happy with that. We controlled and dominated the game. When we have it so well we must punish. We speak about what can happen, with the reaction of Palace.”We risk everything. Palace had chances and we made saves. It is not the game we like to see. But we had a lot of heart and character. More with the head, though.”We know what the situation is. We have to play Thursday and Sunday and manage the game. We wish it to happen.”On Romain Saiss’ red card: “First one I am not sure. Second one was close to me and the referee decided. The VAR also. If they see it clear they have to decide. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella: Why I rejected concrete Chelsea offerby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella admits he was close to joining Chelsea in January.The Italy international was with Cagliari at the time and would eventually sign for Inter over the summer.”Chelsea wanted to recruit me in January, the negotiations were concrete,” the midfielder tells Gazzetta dello Sport. “At Cagliari I said: ‘It is no easy period for the team, I will stay here for the season. “‘Then I will make a decision’.” Barella admits he’s enjoying playing for former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Inter.He added, “Do you see how Conte’s team is running? It is not just because they are well prepared. It’s the result of what he puts into your head.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Mike Weber put quite a move on a Rutgers defender during Saturday’s contest.Earlier Saturday, it was revealed that Ohio State running back Mike Weber was paying homage to former tailback Ezekiel Elliott by wearing a crop-top ahead of his team’s contest against Rutgers. It looks like he’s emulating his level of play, too.Weber put a nasty sidestep move on a Rutgers defender in the first half. Check it out:?Mike Weber just made a Rutgers defender look SILLY. pic.twitter.com/H1PaN9PSjj— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) October 1, 2016Mike Weber with the Juke ? pic.twitter.com/zXS6IdItl4— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) October 1, 2016Ohio State, leading 16-0, is rolling against the Scarlet Knights.
Atletico Madrid captain Koke has praised James Rodriguez and insisted that the Real Madrid playmaker would be welcomed at the Wanda Metropolitano.James, 28, is set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, with Goal having reported that both Atletico and Napoli are keen on signing the Colombia international.And Koke would seemingly like to see James join Atletico, talking up the former Bayern Munich midfielder’s talent and insisting he would be welcomed should he make the switch to join Diego Simeone’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “He is a Madrid player,” he told Cadena SER.”He is a great player and we don’t know what will happen. If he comes, he is welcome and if not, I wish him luck in the team he is at.”It is Napoli who are viewed as the favourites to land James, however, with Carlo Ancelotti keen to be reunited with a player he coached at both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.Indeed, the Serie A club’s chairman Aurelio de Laurentiis has revealed that the Italian has asked him to sign James although he feels Madrid need to lower their asking price.James’s agent Jorge Mendes has suggested no club is close to finalising a deal for the player, telling reporters to ask Los Blancos president Florentino Perez if they want an update on his situation.Atletico, meanwhile, have gone through a rebuild in the close season, signing the likes of Kieran Trippier, Marcos Llorente, Mario Hermoso and Joao Felix, for a club-record €126 million (£113m/$142m) fee from Benfica, among others. And, with big things expected of 19-year-old Felix, he scored one and assisted two others in Atletico’s 7-3 thrashing of Real Madrid at the International Champions Cup on Friday.Koke has, however, urged fans to be patient with the Portugal international, insisting he needs the freedom to develop and learn under his team-mates and head coach Simeone.”He is a great footballer and you have to be patient, you have to keep working and you’ll see good things,” he said.”He gave two assists, scored and hopefully continues at this level. The boy is excited and you don’t have to put pressure on him.”Let him listen to his team-mates and the coach.”
Nebraska NutritionAt 2-7 on the season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are playing for respect. Ahead of their game against Illinois, the team had practice during a snowy day.First-year head coach Scott Frost had the bold idea to use the snow to exercise and have fun at the same time.A video from Nebraska Performance Nutrition shows a shirtless Frost instructing the team while they all make snow angels.You can see the video right here:First snow for some of the Nebraska players from the south gave the team a chance to have some fun during the start of practice Thursday. Shirtless coach Frost right in the middle of it all. GBR! #fuelingtactics #fuelNhuskers pic.twitter.com/kP9yBFN6Lk— Nebraska Performance Nutrition (@HuskerNutrition) November 9, 2018Nebraska started the season 0-6, allowing 33 or more points five times during that span.The Cornhuskers got their first win of the year against Minnesota on October 20th and followed that up with a win over Bethune-Cookman of the FCS the following week.Last week, Nebraska’s two-game winning streak was ended in a 36-31 loss to Ohio State.At 4-5, Illinois are hoping to secure their first winning record in the regular season since 2007. A loss would still give them a window to make a bowl game.UPDATE: We now have a clearer image of a shirtless Scott Frost.Thanks to @Chaz_in_Socal, here is the shirtless Frost pic.twitter.com/KxkoX1jvrf— Jim in MN (@HuskersMN) November 9, 2018
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)After finishing its season at 4-8, Nebraska football missed out on a bowl by two games. Scott Frost’s staff is looking to take advantage of the situation on the recruiting trail.Huskers coaches are going to be all over the place over the next few weeks. From the Omaha World-Herald:“Ryan Held plans to hit at least five states the first week. Greg Austin doesn’t think he’ll need to leave the country, but his passport is handy just in case. Barrett Ruud knows he won’t see his wife much in the next couple of weeks.Ask any Nebraska coach where they’ll be the next three weeks and they laugh. Everywhere, hopefully, as they aim to close the 2019 class and continue to search for difference-making talent wherever it might be.”Nebraska’s class currently features 21 players, and ranks No. 22 in the country. The staff isn’t done yet, either.This weekend, the focus will be in Lincoln, with a number of big Nebraska football recruits coming to town.Three-star defensive end Jamin Graham out of Alabama recently hosted Frost. Now, the Nebraska staff will return the favor.He is the headliner of the visits this weekend. From 247Sports:The Alabama defensive end or outside linebacker is coming up to Lincoln just days after hosting the Nebraska head coach. Graham wants to see Lincoln and get a feel for the community, the football program and the coaching staff.Nebraska likes Graham because he’s an athletic outside linebacker with good upside and he’s got very unique measurables. The defender is considering Nebraska, along with Southern Miss, where he’ll visit next week and he’s been hearing regularly from Ole Miss and Virginia as well. It’s not a given that Graham decides to commit and sign in December at this time.Junior college defensive back Tony Wallace, a former Nebraska recruit out of high school until he signed with Arizona, is back involved with the Huskers as well. After Rich Rodriguez’s dismissal, he opted to head to community college.The team will also bring a number of current commits back to campus, which can definitely help solidify their decisions heading into the Early Signing Period, which begins on December 19, and help recruit the uncommitted players coming to campus.[247Sports]