Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are willing to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang run down his contract at the club after Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners’ head of football, relaxed a policy over players entering the final 12 months of their deal.The 30-year-old has 13 months to run on his existing deal and he’s yet to sign an extension, though it’s unclear if Arsenal have officially tabled a new contract to the Gabon international.Nevertheless, the striker’s intimated he would not sign a new deal if they club fail to qualify for the Champions League for a fourth successive season and his situation has attracted interest from Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have an unfortunate recent history of letting players either leave for free or for cut-price fees due to the club’s failure to tie their best players down to long-term deals.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 11:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Comment Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn Aubameyang had been valued at £50m before the pandemic hit (Picture: Getty)Sanllehi vowed to put an end to that following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United but the Sun report that he’s now willing to relax that policy given the unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.The financial effects of the virus have been grave and clubs are not expected to spend the amounts that have been seen in previous transfer windows.Though Arsenal’s intention has always been to keep Aubameyang, they would have listened to offers of around £50m for the forward if he intimated that he would not sign a new deal. 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 CityThat’s now an unrealistic figure but Arsenal will not accept derisory fees with the Sun claiming they would rather allow Aubameyang to leave on a free in 2021 than accept bids of less than £20m for the forward. Aubameyang has bagged 61 goals in 97 appearances for the club and Arsenal doubt their chances of replacing him this summer, particularly for some of the paltry figures that have been suggested.MORE: Odion Ighalo fires warning to Man Utd rivals over Bruno Fernandeslast_img read more

Huge offer for six-bedder too good to turn down

first_imgThe home at 390-402 Benhiam St, Calamvale.A CHINESE buyer has paid $7 million for a property with two titles in the outer Brisbane suburb of Calamvale — but he has no plans to develop it.The six-bedroom, brick home on a huge 20,400sq m site at 390-402 Benhiam Street attracted more than 100 people to its first open home, but there was one offer the owners could not refuse.Ray White Sunnybank Hills principal Eric Li, who negotiated the sale, said the buyer offered $7 million unconditional with a two-week settlement on the spot.“He just wanted to buy straight away,” Mr Li said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“He could see the competition and didn’t want to miss out.” The property at 390-402 Benhiam St, Calamvale.Mr Li said the buyer had been looking for a big block of land in the area and was very keen to buy.Perhaps surprisingly, he plans to move straight in with no intentions of developing the property.Mr Li said it was another example of the appetite from Chinese buyers for property in the Sunnybank area.The house is about 25 years old and has five bathrooms and a 10-car garage. It’s close to public transport, shops and Sunnybank. Calamvale is 17km from the CBD and has a median house price of $650,000.last_img read more

Wheddon tinkers with lineup in tie with Pittsburgh

first_imgWhen Phil Wheddon’s players have a chance to play, he expects them to make a difference. Every time they step on the field, they have to make a difference. That was the message the Syracuse women’s soccer coach left with his team, following its 1-1 tie with Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. And SU was able to maintain that mindset long enough to stave off a conference loss that might have caved in its season. Wheddon credits that mindset for his team not faltering. ‘The team is gaining inspiration from each other,’ Wheddon said. ‘We challenge ourselves each day to get the ball on the ground and play a possession style of soccer. And we did that. As you saw, while making different changes in the team and putting different people in different positions, we still can do that.’ Wheddon ran out a lineup Sunday that was without regular starters Kayla Afonso, due to a red card suspension, and Megan Bellingham, due to a leg injury. On their behalf, fueled by their coach’s motivating words, several underclassmen made the most of increased playing time. With five substitutions in the first half alone, Wheddon tinkered with the lineup in an effort to answer Pittsburgh’s early goal. As a result, freshmen Karly O’Toole and Brittany Kinmond, along with sophomores Laura Jackson and Jenna Rickan, were each able to contribute to SU’s late comeback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Midfielder Alyscha Mottershead, an Iowa transfer who is seeing increased responsibility this season, doesn’t see SU’s collectively young roster as an issue. ‘I don’t really think having a young team means that we are going to play younger,’ Mottershead said. ‘Age is just a number, and the year in your class is just a number. A lot of people on our team, young or old, have a lot of experience. I think coming together as a team, we’ve all grown, and everyone on this team is a leader. Senior or junior, sophomore or freshman, I think everyone can hold their own.’ After extended back-and-forth volleying between the Orange and Panthers in the first half, Jackson entered the game with fewer than two minutes to play in the half. Over the next 15 minutes and into the second half, she was able place a free-kick service toward the net, lob a pass up and in front to Cecilia Borgstrom, and push another opportunity out wide to Tina Romagnuolo, all of which created open looks Syracuse wasn’t finding at the start of the game. For a player who started 18 of 19 games last season, Jackson was more than ready to come in and make something happen. ‘The biggest thing for me is just to make sure that I’m getting opportunities for my team,’ Jackson said. ‘I try and get the ball in to opportunities where we can obviously score and get the ball in the back of the net. I make sure that no runners get by me, and I check the runners at midfield.’ Syracuse entered this weekend’s play ranked 14 out of 16 Big East teams in goals scored. Although SU surely didn’t improve upon that ranking with its lone goal on Sunday, after back-to-back overtime games, it was still a few bounces away from a victory. For Kinmond, who saw action in both games, SU is moving in the right direction at a critical time of the year. ‘I know sometimes a lot of teams, by mid-October, start to decline a little bit,’ she said. ‘But I think that our team is just rising. Because we have a lot of players that come off the bench, there’s definitely a good team atmosphere.’ Playing without senior leader Bellingham this past weekend, SU got a good look at the future of the program. And with Rutgers and Seton Hall to play next week, Syracuse knows it will take a group effort to keep its season alive. Including the young players. It’ll take making a difference every time they step onto the field. ‘It doesn’t matter who we put in there, everyone has bought into what we’re trying to do,’ Wheddon said. ‘And everyone is getting better, day to day. We push each other every day in training. So they know what’s expected. And today, those players stepped on the field and made a difference.’ zoirvin@syr.edu Published on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

UFC: Conor McGregor wanted to return and fight in the December 14 card

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo looks shreded in new shape for bantamweight division 10 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor has been named as the richest fighter of UFC Raj Sarkar I’m fighting the Irishman next. You’re close but not yet buddy keep punching @danthehangman— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 6, 2019 COMMENT LIVE TV Also Read- UFC News: Mike Tyson Has Some Advice For Embattled Conor McGregorUFC: Conor McGregor was about to fightAccording to Conor, he was about to fight at this time of the year and stated that UFC delayed his fight. McGregor stated that he was constantly trying to get the December 14th card too but the UFC matchmakers have made things harder for the Irish Legend. In a recent interview, UFC President Dana White said that Conor McGregor is no longer the man and also rejected the possibility of Conor McGregor’s Twitter callout to Frankie Edgar. After McGregor’s recent statement, it can be assumed that things are not going well between him and UFC. Conor said that he is ready to fight, he wants to compete, he is giving dates to UFC but they are not offering him a fight deal. Also Read- Conor McGregor Posts Fight Video Against Khabib From UFC 229UFC: Conor McGregor call-outsSince his loss at UFC 229, Conor McGregor is popping names like now and then. He sparked the name of Donald Cerrone after the fight and ‘Cowboy’ showed equal interest but nothing became fruitful. Conor also called out for a rematch against Khabib and they had a huge twitter war but it ended up in confusion after Dana White said that it is Khabib who is going to decide whether the fight will happen or not. In between, Dustin Poirier’s name popped up along with Frankie Edgar and nobody has a clear idea about Conor McGregor’s return or next opponent. Also Read- UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Shreded In New Shape For Bantamweight DivisionAlso Read- UFC: Will Dustin Poirier Fight In The Featherweight Division Again? Written By FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE Happy birthday Frankie, see you in December.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 16, 2019 WE RECOMMEND “I even offered for the Frankie Edgar bout to donate my purse to charity. Because they were saying we won’t make enough money on the Frankie fight and I was like, I don’t care, don’t worry about me, give my purse to charity. But for whatever reason, it’s being made difficult.” Said McGregor. First Published: 24th October, 2019 17:33 IST It seems that speculations about Conor McGregor’s UFC return is nowhere close to ending and the Irish superstar has once again hinted about his comeback in a recent media interaction. After losing against Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest boxing fights of all times, Conor returned to UFC a year ago against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Conor McGregor tasted a bitter loss against Khabib and since there has only been rumours and social media battles about his comeback. Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 17:33 IST UFC: Conor McGregor Wanted To Return And Fight In The December 14 Card Irish Superstar Conor McGregor wants to make his UFC return desperately. He wants to fight in the December 14 card but UFC is not offering him a match. 10 months ago UFC: The biggest dream matches that never happened inside the cage 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo loses weight for bantamweight division; Slams Cejudo 10 months ago UFC: After a feud with Khabib, Conor McGregor is going to Moscowlast_img read more