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Amir Rrahmani’s agent confirms Arsenal interest in defender

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Apr 2020 4:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link762Shares Advertisement Advertisement The defender will join up with Napoli ahead of the 2020/21 campaign (Picture: Getty)Rrahmani was loaned back to Verona for the remainder of the campaign and the Kosovo international continued to impress before the coronavirus crisis brought Italian football to a halt.AdvertisementAdvertisementThough Arsenal would go on to wrap up a temporary move for Flamengo’s Pablo Mari in January, it appears Rrahmani was an option for the club at one stage over the winter period.‘Arsenal observed Amir, as they have done with other players who play in the Italian championship,’ Rrahmani representative Adrian Aliaj told Sports ne KTV.‘But they have not made any phone calls or official proposals.‘Then there were two Bundesliga teams and a Spanish one on the boy: a sports director also called us, and we talked with him about concrete things.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe man Arsenal eventually brought in on loan, Mari, discussed his future earlier this week and insisted he was keen on remaining in north London for ‘many more years’.‘I’ve been at five clubs over the last four years. This is a footballer’s life,’ the Spanish defender told talkSPORT.‘If you want to play football and you want to improve [to get to a big club] then every year you need to move. ‘Maybe when you find a club that is good for you, then you can stay and improve with that club. ‘I have found myself here at Arsenal. It is a really good option for me.‘I want to stay here and improve as a player and a person. I want to be here for many more years.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals the two Arsenal legends he would love to have in his current squadMORE: Thomas Partey’s father confirms talks over Arsenal transfer Arsenal were eyeing a move for Amir Rrahmani in January (Picture: Getty)Amir Rrahmani’s agent has revealed that Arsenal expressed an interest in the defender before he completed a move to Napoli. The 26-year-old centre-back joined Hellas Verona on a four-year contract last summer and his outstanding performances in Serie A immediately caught the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs. With Verona boasting one of the best defensive records in the Italian top flight, Napoli decided to make their move for Rrahmani and shelled out €14million (£12m) for his signature towards the end of the January transfer window.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Amir Rrahmani’s agent confirms Arsenal interest in defender Commentlast_img read more

Lukas Podolski sends warning to Chelsea over Kai Havertz transfer move

first_img Read More All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur TrailerTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:42FullscreenAll or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur Trailer is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Earlier this week, Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro confirmed that Havertz is keen to make the ‘next step’ in his career this summer. ‘It was always clear that we will have talks once the Europa League season concluded,’ he told German outlet Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger. ‘Kai has voiced his desire to make the next step. ‘At the moment, I can’t say whether this will work out in the near future or not.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Manchester United make enquiry for £50m Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target Ben WhiteMORE: Six players on Manchester United chopping block in bid to raise funds for Jadon Sancho transfer Advertisement Podolski swapped Germany for England back in 2012 (Picture: Getty)‘I did, but I knew I would like it. I’m strong, I have a good shot, I’m from the street, I’m like a pit bull. ‘I knew I could deal with the Premier League with the long balls, the physical side and the referees. ‘It was perfect for me and we had a good team and atmosphere at Arsenal.’ Comment Lukas Podolski sends warning to Chelsea over Kai Havertz transfer move Skip PLAY Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop SPONSORED Advertisement struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Aug 2020 11:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kShares Top articles / Podolski, who swapped Germany for England back in 2012, has urged his fellow countryman to make the leap and ‘taste the drink’ of Premier League football.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHowever, the ex-Arsenal forward expects Havertz to struggle with the robust nature of the top flight should he complete a switch to west London ahead of the 2020/21 season. ‘Why are you asking me about a Leverkusen player?’ Poldolski joked during a lengthy chat with The Athletic. ‘I’m a Cologne [man] and they are our rivals along with Gladbach and Dusseldorf.‘But he’s a great talent. On the ball he is so creative, but he’s still young — let’s see if he can fit into the Premier League. ‘I think he is still missing some strength and power, but he should taste the drink of the Premier League and see if he likes it. Full Screen About Connatix V67539 Read More by Metro 1/1 Read More 1 min. story Video Settings Coming Next Skip Ad Read More Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz has reportedly agreed a contract with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal and Germany star Lukas Podolski has hailed Kai Havertz as a ‘great talent’ but suggests the young midfielder may lack the ‘strength and power’ to deal with Premier League football at this stage of his career.Havertz registered 18 goals and eight assists across an outstanding campaign with Bayer Leverkusen and the 21-year-old’s performances have caught the attention of Europe’s elite clubs, with Chelsea reportedly at the front of the queue for his signature. It’s understood Havertz has agreed a five-year contract over a move to Stamford Bridge and the Blues must now strike a deal with Leverkusen to complete their third signing of the summer. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Leverkusen are demanding a fee of around £90m for the talented young German (Picture: Getty)But Leverkusen have been playing hardball over Havertz’s price and are refusing to lower their hefty €100million (£89.8m) valuation of the Germany international.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read Morelast_img read more

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine

first_img 61 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine by: Associated Press – July 30, 2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the virus had been gone for months.Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from the area, said Thursday that the victim had contracted Ebola in the capital of Freetown.At the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he travelled to his home village in Northern Tonkolili District.Now the 30 nurses who treated him for fever at a local hospital and his entire home village are being quarantined.Authorities said the Ebola emergency was not called, and his family and friends buried him without following the special procedures required for Ebola victims to avoid spreading the disease even after death. Sharelast_img read more

Regional rapid exchange system for dangerous goods being developed

first_img Sharing is caring! 30 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyleLocalNews Regional rapid exchange system for dangerous goods being developed by: – September 20, 2011center_img Share Share Photo credit;, Montserrat (GIU) — Montserrat is to be a part of a new alert system to notify other Caribbean nations of dangerous goods.Last Wednesday, representatives from government, private sector and non-profit groups met with Ioannis Sidiropolous, an IT Consultant working with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to develop the Regional Rapid Exchange System.The system will cover non-food products and Sidiropoulos explained that CARICOM wants to improve the level of consumer protection with regard to the safety of products. The project, which began in May and ends November 15, is to develop the comprehensive framework for the rapid exchange system for dangerous products, a computerised system to track notifications, and a training programme for all participating nations.The consultant said the goal is to create a system that all users are able to work with immediately and by which information can be exchanged quickly between authorities. It covers all non-food products excluding industrial products, consumer services, drugs and tobacco. In November, one person from each member state will participate in a train-the-trainers programme to be able to pass on knowledge of the system to colleagues.The Caribbean model, being called CARREX – CARICOM Rapid Exchange system — is based on the European Rapid Exchange system (RAPEX) which has been in use for more than 30 years.The CARREX Secretariat will function as the central node with 15 national contact points, and the OECS Secretariat as an associated contact point. The 15 national networks will be made up of members from public administration bodies and institutions, economic operators and individual consumers and consumer organisations.According to Sidiropoulos, a product is classified as dangerous when you find out that although it has been manufactured and achieved certification it is proven to cause health or safety problems for Nerissa GoldenCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Finance minister to present $437.6 million budget to Parliament

first_img Share Share LocalNews Finance minister to present $437.6 million budget to Parliament by: – July 17, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img 7 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Prime MInister and Finance Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit will on Tuesday, 17th July, 2012, present a $437.6 million budget when Parliament when it meets for the First Meeting of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament at the House of Assembly in Roseau.Mr. Skerrit will seek parliamentary approval for estimates of expenditure for the financial year ending June 30, 2012 amounting to four hundred and forty million, three hundred and thirty seven thousand, six hundred and twenty eighty thousand Eastern Caribbean dollars (EC$437.628.018).During that session, Mr Skerrit will also seek Parliamentary approval to borrow and guarantee by means of a fluctuating overdraft, a sum not exceeding in the aggregate of thirty-six million, five hundred thousand dollars (EC$36,500,000) from approved financial institutions to meet central government’s current overdraft requirements and to guarantee overdrafts to statutory boards and public corporations for a further period of one year, commencing from the 1st day of July, 2012.The Director of Audit’s report on the Audit of the Public Accounts for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2010, will also be tabled in Parliament during this session.Mr. Skerrit is also expected to present the third Medium-Term Growth and Social Protection Strategy (GSPS) as well as the Economic and Social Review for fiscal year 2011/2012.Minister for Lands, Housing, Settlements and Water Resource Management, Reginald Austrie, is expected to present the 2011Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the Dominica Social Security, while Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint Jean will present the audited statement of Receipts and Payments in respect of the Education Trust Fund for the period 1st January, 2010 to 31st December 2010.President of Dominica, Dr. Nicholas J.O Liverpool, will also address the parliamentary session.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Start date announced for Switzerland County bridge work

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — Contractors replacing two bridges for the Indiana Department of Transportation on State Road 56 in Switzerland County will begin operations in mid-September.Milestone, INDOT’s contractor for the $3,695,455 project near Lamb, plans to clear the S.R. 56 Tucker Run site during the second week of September.  Once cleared, temporary signals will be installed before actual construction—replacing one-half the bridge at a time—starts on or after October 1. Single-lane traffic flow will be controlled by the temporary signals.The new S.R. 56 Tucker Run bridge will be a 3-span concrete bulb-T structure measuring 200 feet in length with almost 33 feet of clear roadway side-to-side.A second S.R. 56 bridge located less than a mile west of the Tucker Run structure will be removed and replaced after the first of the year.  The S.R. 56 Green Valley Creek bridge is a single-span I-beam structure measuring 68 feet in length and 30 feet side-to-side.  Clearing should begin this October, followed by utility relocations.  Actual construction activities are slated to start in January.Approximately 1000 feet of new pavement will be put in place to realign S.R. 56 north of the current Green Valley Creek structure.  This will allow continuous free-flow traffic at the site until pavement tie-ins occur.  At that time, a 14-day closure will be imposed to complete the connection.S.R. 56’s traffic count is 2,257 vehicles per day.last_img read more

Monaco boss Kovac tips Eagles star to shine in Ligue 1

first_img Monaco was held to a disappointing 2-2 draw at the Stade Louis II by  Stade Reims on Sunday, with Onyekuru hauled off after just 45 minutes. After replacing him with Sofian Diop, Kovac said, Onyekuru remains part of his plans going forward and he’s happy to have him in the squad. “Henry Onyekuru is an important player in the squad, having only been with us for two weeks. As you have seen, Sofiane Diop made a good appearance off the bench. I’m happy with both players,” Kovac told a news conference after the game. Monaco boss Niko Kovac believes Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru will play an important role for the French Ligue 1 campaigners this season. Onyekuru joined the club last season from Everton, but he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Turkish outfit Galatasaray. Kovac however recalled the player and made it clear, he’s banking on him for the new French Ligue one season, which kicked off last weekend. Loading… Read Also: Man Utd ready to splash £153m on Barcelona youngster“We have a very young bench, we have to take the time to get all of our players on the pitch,” he said.Onyekuru will be hoping to return to the starting line up against when Monaco travel to Metz for their next Ligue 1 fixture.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leavelast_img read more

Joshua hits back at Wilder

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has defended his measured and tactful display against Andy Ruiz Jr, which saw him become a two-time heavyweight world champion.Joshua outfoxed and outboxed Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last weekend to claim a unanimous points win and revenge for his shock defeat six months ago.As a spectacle, it was not one for the casual boxing fan, and although Joshua mostly received praise for executing his game plan from those inside the sport, there were some who critcised the BritWBC champion Deontay Wilder was unimpressed by Joshua’s performance and blasted his “jab-and-grab” technique in the hours after his victory.Wilder told The Athletic: “Joshua did what he had to do to get the win. He ran around the ring and was on his bike all day.“You want to dominate guys, man. I’m not coming in, after losing to this guy, to just dance and grab and jab and hold. I’m going to show the world and convince them I am the very best and that no one is close to me.”AJ hit back at his rival’s comments, insisting that he deserves credit for showing the discipline to box smart and prise back the heavyweight world titles.“That’s Wilder’s opinion,” Joshua said. “A lot of people don’t have a good bone in their body to say a positive thing anyway. I outboxed the heavyweight champion of the world for 12 rounds. I don’t think I lost a round. Maybe one“I come in there with a great game plan, I’m successful. Isn’t that good enough?“You can’t box to keep everyone happy; you have to box for the win. And I feel like when I’m at home celebrating, he’s there talking about negativity. Negative energy breeds failure so I’m just going to keep a positive mindset and build on that victory.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaDeontay Wilderlast_img read more

Ronaldinho faces six months jail term

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Messi staying back at Barca is ‘fantastic’ — Koeman Ronaldinho must remain in jail in Paraguay after a judge on Tuesday refused a request for him to be released into house arrest, following his arrest for possession of a fake Paraguayan passport. The former Barcelona, AC Milan and Brazil forward and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis were arrested last Friday after they were caught carrying the false Paraguayan documents. Brazilians do not need a passport to enter Paraguay so it was unclear why Ronaldinho had the fake documents in his possession. The brothers will remain in a maximum security prison on the outskirts of Asuncion for as long as six months, or until the investigation is complete, judge Gustavo Amarilla said. “Ronaldinho’s freedom could lead to an obstruction (of justice) or an escape,” Amarilla told reporters. “His presence in the country is necessary.” The brothers offered a $770,000 property as a guarantee but prosecutor Marcelo Pecchi argued they were a flight risk. “The investigation is only beginning, we are looking into other conducts that may be related,” Pecchi told reporters. “If these people leave right now they will not be able to be brought to face trial because Brazil does not extradite its own citizens.” Although he last played professionally in 2015, Ronaldinho is still hugely popular with global football fans and advertisers and was invited to Paraguay by a local casino owner.Tags: AC MilanBarcelonaGustavo AmarillaMercelo PecchiRoberto AssisRonaldinholast_img read more

Nigerian boxer Adeleye targets Daniel Dubois fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Fury hires Nigerian boxer as sparring partner Tyson Fury plays down comeback Heavyweight hopeful David Adeleye is laser focused on his return to boxing on July 10, but admitted that he can’t wait to get back in the ring with Daniel Dubois when the time is right.The 23-year-old Notting Hill banger sparred with Dubois when they were teenagers at the famous Dale Youth Club and, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, had been brought in to get “Dynamite” ready for his upcoming bout with Joe Joyce. Adeleye, however, admitted that he held a little back in their latest encounter in case the two ever meet professionally.“No, I didn’t give it my all” he said,“I went down there and it was more like learning – like ‘oh, this is what he’s doing’.“That’s not to say the hulking brute didn’t try and win the battle anyway, confessing that he and Dubois were both keen to “make a statement.”“We tried to make a statement. He’s trying to show that he’s better than me, I’m trying to show that I’m better than him. So, we kinda just go at it. “The first minute of the first round Martin Bowers and my coach were like ‘listen, just get to boxing’ as we were both trying to show our muscles. We both feel like we’ve got points to prove.”No stranger to excellent sparring partners, having helped prepare Tyson Fury ahead of his second bout with Deontay Wilder, Adeleye hopes that as the coronavirus situation eases he’ll get a chance to get back in there with Dubois.“It was a good spar. I went down to the Peacock gym and got some good rounds in. I remember Martin Bowers (Daniel’s Head Coach) saying afterwards ‘that first spar was kind of like you guys just going at it’.“It was good and there is probably going to be many more to come. He’s going to need the work, I’m going to need the work.”Confident Adeleye made his professional debut on December 21, scoring a convincing knockout victory in Round 1 over the overwhelmed Lithuanian Dmitrij Kalinovskij. Coincidentally, that fight was on the undercard of Daniel Dubois’ scrap against Japanese superstar Kyotaro Fujimoto, but Adeleye doesn’t think it’ll be long before he’s headlining shows of his own.“Honestly, I put myself at the very top of the division, especially in this country.”—Tags: Daniel DuboisDavid AdeleyeDynamiteJoe Joycelast_img read more