The template of the Leganes has taken a step forward in the fight against Covid-19 coronavirus. The members of the blue and white team have made a donation (the figure has not transpired, they prefer to keep it a secret) to be delivered to the Severo Ochoa Hospital and the city’s Red Cross. With this contribution to which all the players on the squad have joined, material will be purchased to mitigate the shortages that this health center is suffering and the basic care for those affected by the disease.The donation was agreed electronically at the beginning of declaring a state of alert. At first the captains (Szymanowski, Bustinza, Rubén Pérez and Cuéllar) decided not to make it public, but now they have changed their minds. The objective: that more citizens join this idea and that the example of Leganés be used by others to take the plunge.“Honestly, we agreed to keep it quiet because we didn’t want to make noise. But I think if we announce it, many more will join. I am convinced. its for a good cause”, Has confirmed to AS Rubén Pérez, one of the four captains of Leganés. It should be remembered that the club, through its Foundation, has focused on supporting Severo Ochoa. The entity opened an account last week with 200,000 euros in which private contributions could be made. From this fund, the acquisition of almost 6,500 masks (2,000 on Friday, 4,500 on Monday) has emerged, in addition to more material necessary to face this crisis.The account number in which these contributions can be made is ES08 0081 0235 7900 0196 5406. Its management and supervision are carried out by the town council and the management of the Severo Ochoa Hospital.In addition, as AS revealed yesterday, the club negotiates with Chinese authorities through also Chinese businessmen based in the south of Madrid to make a large order for specific medical equipment for a minimum value of 100,000 euros.
Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, battle for a loose ball in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and collected seven rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 points, eight assists and six boards. Utah takes a 3-1 series lead back to Oklahoma City. Game 5 is on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Rockets use 50-point 3rd quarter to blow out Timberwolves Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Paul George scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder. Oklahoma City lost its third straight in the series after shooting just 39 percent from the field.“I thought we played downhill a lot more,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought we were at the rim a lot more. From there, we probably missed some opportunities to move the ball. I thought our ball movement was sporadic and sometimes it was very good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Thunder opened up a 26-19 lead late in the first quarter when Carmelo Anthony capped a string of three straight Oklahoma City baskets with an alley-oop layup. They held onto the lead for much of the second quarter until Utah finally woke up on offense.Starting with Rudy Gobert cutting to the rim for a dunk with 3:45 left in the second quarter, the Jazz scored on 11 straight offensive possessions to blow the game wide open. Ingles fueled the surge by hitting three straight 3-pointers to put Utah in front 58-52 before halftime. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jazz: Ingles is 10-of-21 from 3-point range over his last two games. … Utah forced 15 turnovers. … Royce O’ Neale finished with a career playoff high nine rebounds. . Rubio is averaging 8.0 assists per game in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It finally culminated in another Gobert dunk that punctuated a 20-3 run extending over the second and third quarters that gave Utah a 67-52 lead.“The whole year, one of the things that we’ve wanted to do collectively is try to generate open shots,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “You’re not always going to make them, but you want to keep taking them. Eventually, you’re going to make some. We hit some timely ones in the second half.”The Jazz led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter. Utah went up 87-68 when Mitchell drained a jumper and then fed Ingles for a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.Physical play and heated emotions characterized the game. Both teams picked up two technical fouls before halftime. Then Jae Crowder was ejected with a technical foul with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.TIP INSThunder: Westbrook finished with his fourth consecutive double double in the series. … Carmelo Anthony went just 5-of-18 from the field. … Oklahoma City totaled one assist in the third quarter and finished with 10 for the game. … The Thunder shot 5-of-26 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Weah: the future presidentGEORGE OPPONG WEAH: AS SUMMED UP BY ALBERT PORTEBy Keith Neville Asumuyaya BestThe late Albert PorteWhen small groups of fans surrounded and engaged Albert Porte on the streets of Monrovia, his fast-paced thinking often showcased a variety of skills he had been blessed with. This column attempts to capture and relay (spread, pass on) a few of the ideas Teach Porte often shares. Once again—as though he were here with us today—the political commentator, Albert Porte, talks to us about a Liberian phenomenon: soccer player extraordinaire, and Liberia’s latest president, George Oppong Weah!Together Here in Unity*Together here in unity,O Africa, we meet,The deadwood of the agesTo grind beneath our feet;Reclaiming countless, wasted yearsAlong these verdant shores,Nkrumah’s cry, no ‘bellow,’ (roar, noisy)Reverberates the more.O Africa, our Mother,Th’ oppresséd we still stand,We renew our pledge to seize the edgeAnd liberate this land.Assembled here in unityO Africa, we feteYour sons and daughters fallenFor “liberty,” so sweet;Our lives are but their victory,We cannot fail to meetOur task: to free the future—Afric’s struggle to complete.Oh Africa, our MotherDelinquent we still stand,We’ve failed once more to harnessWhat God bequeathed that we command.Assembled here in unityO Africa, we greetThe brilliant “minds” you’ve fatheredThat rise, the task to meet.Too long, we’ve marked the cadence,Too long we’ve dragged our feet;To long we’ve nurtured idealsAlien and obsolete.O Africa, our Mother!In thee, soon, we must findThe strength, the will the unity,That liberates our minds.DAILY OBSERVER: Mr. Porte, Pardon us for this aside: but, it is necessary to introduce you to our visiting friends and guests on the ground, as well as those delayed but should be here soon. Mr. Porte, you were the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Observer Corporation, founded just after military rule that began in April of 1980. You were one of the only few who—sometimes single-handedly–was privileged and driven to take on the executive and judicial powers that were—beginning from the 1940s, if not earlier. In view of the various capacities in which you served this nation—teacher, principal, president of the National Teachers’ Association, prisoner of conscience, (Monrovia Central Prison) Lay Minister, writer, editor and political commentator, it is our honor and privilege to invite your take on this exciting new era in the history of this country, with a new, young, untried and untested president, take the oath of office in a matter of hours. Teach Porte, What is your take on these exciting times.ALBERT PORTE: Well, allow me a little ‘aside’ myself. And thanks for the nice intro. I was reading your first edition of the ‘continuing’ Revelation Magazine you helped to bring back a few months ago. I was a bit intrigued by your suggestion of “Joe,” as the in-coming president who would succeed Mrs. Sirleaf. I had heard a little about Oppong, but was not sure about what his names were or may have been—whether picked up on the soccer pitch somewhere around the world, or one that was attached to him by some friend or friends on one of the local playgrounds when he was growing up. Was “Joe” ever one of Oppong’s names?DAILY OBSERVER: No! Not as far as I can tell. I never heard anyone refer to him as “Joe.” Anyway, I believe I know where you are going with this Uncle Albert. And you are right; I really was sure that “Joe,” meaning “Joe Boakai,” would have won the presidency. But the majority of the people, we found out, saw it differently.ALBERT PORTE: Yes, I remember now: The headline of your lead story in that first edition of “The Revelation Magazine,” read: “Ellen has done well, Joe will do better.” And it was in quotations, just as I have it written down here. That sounds like someone must have tipped you—or that is what you felt, and believed.DAILY OBSERVER: That exactly how it struck me. I had just gotten off my knees, and…ALBERT PORTE: But hold on a while now, Keith. Something just occurred to me. Don’t feel too bad about missing your mark. I overheard our Cousin Hilary telling you just about then, to be careful; you belief or confidence might have been a figment (creation, invention) of your own making; it happens sometimes. So let’s just stick with the word or name “joe” for a minute, while I explain something to you. It might help other people to keep from getting too excited about what they think or feel—or want! On top of it, it will bring us back to some of the things I hope to say about President Oppong Weah!English speakers all over the world we learned, developed the habit of using the name Joseph (actually, using its short form: ‘Joe,’) as a way of referring to ‘everyman,’ or, ‘the ordinary man on the street.’President-elect George WeahThe dictionary explains that people add “joe,” to ordinary words like “blow,” or “six-pack,” to form the names: “Joe Blow,” or “Joe Six-Pack;” or add “Joe” to a surname like “Bloggs,” to form “Joe Bloggs;” as we said above, either one of these ‘Joe’ names stands for ‘everyman’ (meaning anybody)—or, the (average)‘man-on-the-street.’Accordingly, the “Joes,” above, could stand for any ordinary person. They also work as names for well- known individuals like J(oe) Mills Jones, the presidential candidate who made news in Liberian politics recently; or Joe Momokai Sherman, a former Liberian international table-tennis and basket-ball player.So, for example, if kids on the soccer pitch saying: “Oppong Weah? That’s the joe I want to be when I grow up!” It works that way as well. So, don’t feel too bad if it will not be your joe, (as you would say) densing cortur on the Xecutive Pahvayon floor, at the inaugural ball on Monday. As we all know, it will be another joe, called President Oppong Weah.DAILY OBSERVER: Wow! Thank you, Uncle Albert, for that lecture. I am sure everyone, including the kids got something out of that. Now, how does this add up to President Weah? How does he fit in with the picture you have painted? You said some good things about Oppong in the past. Should we be as optimistic as the electorate that gave Weah a decisive win?ALBERT PORTE: As I was trying to say—and don’t forget, now; your magazine referred to some “joe” that you believed was “Joe Boakai,” who was going to do better; again: “Ellen has done well, Joe will do better, your banner headline screamed! It didn’t turn out that way, and the individual to be sworn-in on Monday, whatever name he goes by, seems to be promising a considerable amount of good-will to this presidency. He was voted-in overwhelmingly. There could be a lot that’s positive, to begin with, than the unknown negative that has to be anticipated that for a while, will remain unknown. The question is this: with so little to work with, as far as really knowing what or what not to expect, can much more be done, than throwing our support behind the “Joe” we have, as President W.V.S. Tubman referred to himself, rather than the “Joe” an part of the electorate only wished for? …To be continued!
The good news was that second-leading scorer Calvin Chitwood performed better after totaling fourpoints over the previous twogames. He scored 12points in the first half but finished with just 15. No one else scored more than 10 for the Matadors. Cleveland State’s Victor Morris scored 17, and J’Nathan Bullock and Raheem Moss scored 16. Northridge shot 41.8 percent, including 5 of 17 on 3-pointers, and the Matadors committed 18turnovers compared to 11 for Cleveland State. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “That was just bad energy. I was very disappointed with our effort,” coach Bobby Braswell said. “We never got it going, and that’s very frustrating.” The Matadors limp into their final four games of the season in serious need of a recharge if they expect to stick around past the first round in the Big West Conference tournament,which begins March 7. The lead changed seven times in the first half as both teams tried to find their rhythm in a relatively meaningless matchup between distant opponents that had never played each other. Northridge, ahead 35-34 at halftime, stayed competitive on the strength of its defense, holding Cleveland State (9-19) to 34.5 percent shooting through the first 20 minutes, although the Matadors did allow five3-pointers. Shewmake, who had averaged 24.5 points over the previous twogames, managed just two points with three turnovers in 14 first-half minutes. But he turned it on the second half and finished with 16points, 11 rebounds and twoblocks. “Our energy level was really low,” center Thomas Shewmake said. “We were flat all around. It was a horrible game.” There was a time this season when the Matadors prided themselves on winning at home, but they now have lost four of their past six home games and six of their past eight overall. Cal State Northridge’s fortunes took another tumble Saturday in a 85-76 nonconference basketball loss to lightly regarded Cleveland State in front of an unenthused crowd of 575 at the Matadome. Playing against an opponent that had lost five in a row, Northridge (12-14) blew a five-point second-half lead and was outscored 15-8 over the final two and half minutes.”
WHITTIER – Community Union Inc. will celebrate the graduation of 50 students from the Los Nietos and Sorensen parks computer technology program at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Nietos Service Center, 11640 Slauson Ave. The students received academic and personal counseling and job training and participated in career exploration and public-speaking activities. Students also learned computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet. For more information, call (818) 781-8170. C-SPAN bus tour to visit museum YORBA LINDA – C-SPAN’s Book TV bus tour will be at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., from noon to 3 p.m. today. Visitors can get a close look at how television interviews are conducted. Laurie Firestone, former White House social secretary, is the special guest. For more information, call (714) 993-3393. Car show to be held today SOUTH EL MONTE – South El Monte Car Show 2007 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at South El Monte High School, 1001 Durfee Ave. Six vehicle competitions, door prizes, free entertainment and local vendors will be featured. Proceeds help support South El Monte High School programs and the city’s South El Monte American Heroes Tribute Banner program. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and younger are free. For more information, call (626)576-2043 Adoptive parents class scheduled WHITTIER – An informational meeting for adults interested in becoming adoptive parents will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday inside the Whittwood Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave. Adults 21 and older, single or married, are welcome to attend. Training will be provided by the Children’s Bureau. For more information, call (800) 730-3933. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
But this season they took fourth place after snatching the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season in Rome on Sunday.“First of all, I want to congratulate you all for this great achievement!” wrote Zhang in a letter published on the club’s website.“After six seasons, Inter has finally returned to the Champions League, the most prestigious competition in European football!“We have waited a long time for this day to come and this result is the fruit of your constant work. Congratulations!”“Looking back over this season, we had a good start and then we experienced a difficult and less calm period that we were able to overcome thanks to your dedication and effort.“With the desire to compete and win, we have reached our objective. This return to the Champions League is the first step, the start of a long road to tread together with the passion and confidence that the whole Nerazzurri family has shown.”“Even though the Serie A competition has just finished, our work off the pitch continues, we are all already preparing for the next season,” he added.“Many of our players will also be playing in the World Cup to honour their countries and I hope that they play with the same spirit that has always distinguished us: ‘Brothers of the World’. Forza Inter!”Three-time European champions Inter have suffered a decline since their record-breaking haul in 2010 when they won five trophies — Serie A, the Champions League, Italian Cup, Italian Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.Since then their only trophy has been the Italian Cup in 2011.Meanwhile, the club are reported to be offering captain Mauro Icardi a one-year contract extension until 2022, worth six million euros per season plus bonuses.Argentine Icardi — the joint-top Serie A scorer this season with 29 goals — has a current deal worth 4.5 million euros a year which runs until 2021.The 25-year-old’s present contract also has a 110-million-euro release clause for foreign clubs which can be activated until mid-July.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi after the Serie A side qualified for the Champions League next season © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, May 22 – Inter Milan’s Chinese owner Zhang Jindong warned Tuesday that the club’s return to Champions League football was just the “first step” in their plan to return the Italian team to past glory.Zhang’s Suning group paid nearly 270 million euros ($318 million) to buy Inter in June 2016. The club finished seventh in the 2016-2017 season.
“This year, all I’m shopping for are the kids – no adults,” said Chevy Edwards of Raleigh, N.C., who was picking through discounted children’s clothing at a local J.C. Penney store. “I just need to cut down on bills.” Those stores that didn’t meet their pre-Christmas goals are now even more dependent on the post-holiday season, which is becoming more important with the increasing popularity of gift cards. Card sales are expected to hit $26.3 billion in the November-December period, up 42 percent from two years ago, according to the National Retail Federation. According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., the week ended Dec. 31 now accounts for about 16 percent of total holiday sales. Stores don’t record gift card sales until shoppers redeem them. Scott Krugman, a spokesman at NRF, noted that the season is turning out as expected: The final days before Christmas and the week after Christmas “determine the holiday season.” He expects total holiday sales will meet NRF’s growth forecast of 4 percent. That’s still below the 4.6 percent growth last year and the 4.8 percent average over the last decade. The figure excludes business at auto dealers, gas stations and restaurants. The results also exclude online sales, which according to research firm comScore Inc. were up 19 percent for the season despite some fits and starts. That’s in line with its 20 percent forecast. “Overall, we will pull off a pretty decent performance,” said Michael P. Niemira, chief economist, who is sticking with his December forecast for a slim 1.5 percent gain in same-store sales, or sales at stores opened at least a year. That would mean same-stores sales in the November-December period would be up 2.5 percent from a year ago, though still below the 2.9 percent gain seen in 2006. Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak, which tracks total sales at more than 50,000 retail outlets, estimates that holiday sales will meet its forecast of a 3.6 percent gain. Figures for the week ended Saturday are slated to be available late Monday. A clearer picture of how the holiday season fared won’t be known until as late as Jan. 10, when the nation’s retailers report their final December same-store sales figures. Meanwhile, Karen MacDonald, spokeswoman at Taubman Centers Inc., which operates 24 malls in 11 states, said the “entire weekend” was strong and the malls on Monday were busy from the time they opened. Based on a spot check of malls, stores are recording low-single digit sales increases this holiday season, she said, but they’re also looking to the week ahead when gift cards are redeemed. Jerry Storch, chairman and chief executive at Toys “R” Us Inc., said the weekend was very strong. “We were very pleased,” he said, noting that business was “erratic but picked up at the end” of the season. Shoppers who waited were rewarded with great deals. Mark Pitney, 62, of Raleigh, who snapped up a red-and-white Christmas sweater discounted 60 percent at a local J.C. Penney’s on Monday, said “without a doubt, there are a lot more markdowns this year.” Meanwhile, Susan Pirri, of Cranston, R.I., while shopping at the Providence Place Mall, stumbled on a pre-Christmas sale at clothing chain New York & Company that was offering 50 percent to 70 percent discounts. At that price, she couldn’t help but purchase a belt, scarf and gloves for herself. “I wasn’t going to purchase things for myself,” she said. “But at that price, it’s hard to walk away. AP Writers Rick Callahan in Indianapolis, Melissa Trujillo in Boston, Ray Henry in Providence, R.I., and Mike Baker in Raleigh, N.C. contributed to this report.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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I’m trying to get some deals, seeing what they got out. The sales are better later on. And the stores aren’t so packed right now,” said Tina Fields, who was at the Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis early on Monday morning. Her best bargain was a shirt from Aeropostale Inc. she bought for $5. Others like Alex Allen of Boston had postponed shopping because of lack of time. “I’ve been working a lot,” said Allen, who took advantage of the 7 a.m. opening at a local Target Corp. store to get toys for his three grandchildren before the largest crowds came later in the day. The spree defied fears that a deepening housing slump, escalating credit crisis and higher gas and food prices would turn shoppers into Grinches – even in the end. Meanwhile, with the season plagued by a slew of Chinese-made toy recalls that began in the summer, there were concerns that shoppers would boycott those products. That didn’t happen either. Still, financial concerns clearly affected how consumers shopped throughout the season, forcing more to trade down to discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to Fred Crawford, managing director at restructuring firm Alix Partners. That trend hurt midprice apparel department stores such as Macy’s Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., which have been aggressive with discounts and other come-ons. Ultra luxury stores are expected to fare well, Crawford said. Toy sales are expected, at best, to match business from a year ago. Just weeks ago, the holiday shopping season seemed headed for disaster. But in the waning hours before Christmas, the nation’s retailers got their wish – a last-minute surge of shopping that was expected to help them meet modest sales goals. And with post-Christmas shopping to come, some malls and stores were downright optimistic. While consumers jammed stores at the start of the season in search of discounts and hot items such as Nintendo Co.’s Wii game console, a challenging economy prompted them to hold out until the end for bigger discounts. An extra full weekend before Christmas also caused shoppers to procrastinate. In fact, Christmas Eve is expected to be a bigger shopping day than in past years because many employers gave workers the day off, with the holiday falling on Tuesday.
Cill Chartha Notes 17.04.2012. Congratulation to Bernard Shovlin on Bingo Jackpot €2,450 on Sunday night. Next week the Jackpot will be €1000 on 45 numbers. Some of winners were; Annie Deane €70, Maire Gillespie€70, Patricia Cunningham €70, Catherine McGinley€70, Ann Marie Campbell €70, Annie Cunningham €100, Ellen O’Donnell €120, Oliver Boyle €100. The LOTTO Jackpot this week will be €2100 as it was not won last week. The winning numbers were 11,17,20,21. Drawn prizes were €50 – Sean Byrne,Churchtown, €30 – Paddy Cassidy, Teelin. €20 – Mark Campbell, Meenboy. Lotto sellers this weekend-Sat 14th : Ross Brady, Cornelieus Diver, Ciaran McGinley and Luke Carr. Sunday sellers are: Gavin O’Donnell and Martin Byrne.Items for submission to the Club notes as well as match reports and photos can be forwarded to Trevor the PRO on (086) 3333320, no later than Monday evening.There will a Club Development meeting on Thurs19th April in the Aislann at 8.30pm. All club members are invited to attend. Senior and Reserve Team play Ardara at home this Sunday in their league fixtures. C.L.G. Chill Chartha would like to thank Conor McManus for his committment to the club over the last year, and wish him well on his return to his native club of Clonakilty, Co. Cork. GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: April 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS
Manchester United have entered the race to sign Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic, according to reports.Kovacic, the Croatia midfielder, has spoken about his wish to perhaps leave the Bernabeu this summer as he searches for consistent first-team football he has not been guaranteed in Madrid. 2 RANKED LIVING THE DREAM targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Real have made it clear they do not want to sell Kovacic, who has a release clause of around £264million (€300m) in his contract with Los Blancos.Nonetheless, his desire to move has alerted some of the biggest clubs across Europe, and on Sunday talkSPORT told you how Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have reportedly submitted offers for the midfielder. REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The 24-year-old started just 10 LaLiga matches in 2017/18, and he said about his situation: “I would like to play more at Real Madrid because I love football and I love being on the pitch.“I know that it’s difficult to be a starter at Real Madrid, especially when I arrived at a really young age.“I understand the situation, but because of that I believe the best thing for me would be to go to another club where I’d have the opportunity to play regularly as a starter.” targets Kovacic has suggested he could leave Real Madrid this summer IN DEMAND 2 LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race TOP WORK Latest transfer news Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade And now, according to Cadena Cope, Manchester United have also entered the race for him, with Jose Mourinho keen to add another midfielder to the Red Devils’ squad following the signing of Fred, the Brazil international, from Shakhtar Donetsk. Kovacic is currently representing Croatia at the World Cup
Burnley boss Sean Dyche admitted his team were outclassed by Chelsea after their 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.The outstanding Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead and goals from Willian and Victor Moses sealed a comprehensive victory for the Blues.Chelsea’s win leaves them top of the Premier League following a hugely encouraging start to their season.“The first half was as poor as we’ve been in a year,” said Dyche.“There’s a huge gulf between where we are as a club and where Chelsea are, but when the whistle blows you’ve got to be ready to perform, and we weren’t.“The second half was marginally better, but overall we made too many poor decisions.”See also:Chelsea crush Burnley to go topChelsea can still improve – ConteConte hails Hazard and Chelsea’s ‘important’ clean sheetKante the key to Conte’s changes – DycheChelsea v Burnley player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook