Manchester United and Everton in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on free transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Manchester United and Everton in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on free transfer Adrien Rabiot is in talks with Manchester United and Everton (Getty Images)Manchester United are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in France.The 24-year-old is out of contract with PSG at the end of this month and will join a new club on a free transfer.Barcelona, Tottenham and Juventus have all held talks with Rabiot over a potential deal but the midfielder’s high wage demands and signing-on fee has reportedly been a major stumbling block.According to TF1, Rabiot is currently holding talks with both Manchester United and Everton, although no deal has been agreed.ADVERTISEMENT Rabiot will leave PSG on a free transfer this summer (Getty Images)The report also claims that Rabiot is open to moving to a club in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this week, reports in France claimed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery was also interested in completing a deal for Rabiot.Rabiot thrived under Emery during their time together at PSG, but both Arsenal and United are at a disadvantage as they cannot offer the midfielder Champions League football next season.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 CityRabiot has not featured for PSG since December and will leave the club on a free transfer this summer after refusing to sign a new contract.In March, Rabiot’s mother and agent, Veronique Rabiot, accused PSG of holding her son ‘prisoner’ by refusing to let him train with the first team.“We are attacking the human side here. We are modest. I can only tell you that he feels very badly [about] everything that happens,’ she told L’Equipe.“Adrien is a prisoner! He is even held hostage by PSG. Soon it will be dry bread, water, and a dungeon! This environment is cruel.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 2 Jun 2019 8:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link22Shareslast_img read more

PFAI lawyer stands by Evans article

first_img He told Press Association Sport: “It was not taken down at my behest, but was removed with my consent and I have no difficulty with the PFA Ireland’s decision to do so. “The article reflected my opinion of the situation and did not seek to represent the views of the PFA Ireland or its members. “I stand over its contents.” Stephen McGuinness, general secretary of the PFAI, confirmed that it had been the association’s decision to remove the article from the website. McGuinness told Press Association Sport: “We decided to take it down, it was our decision. We decided to take it down this morning as soon as we came in. “The decision was not at the behest of Stuart, it was our decision to take it down.” In the article, Gilhooly argued that Evans, who was released last month after serving half of a five-year jail sentence following his conviction for the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Rhyl, North Wales, deserves a chance of redemption. The player has always maintained his innocence despite being found guilty. The Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland’s solicitor Stuart Gilhooly, who also said the former Sheffield United striker deserves a second chance even if he is guilty, detailed his views in an article posted on the association’s website. Gilhooly’s comments were removed on Tuesday morning and while he insisted he had no problem with the decision, he stood by the views. Gilhooly wrote: “This crime, as alleged, was at the bottom end. There was no violence and thankfully the victim has no recollection of it. This, I hasten to add, does not make it right, or anything close to it, but it is nonetheless a mitigating factor.” He added: “It’s not easy to muster up too much sympathy for Evans, but there is surely nothing worse than being accused of a crime which you genuinely believe you didn’t commit. “The argument against that is that a jury convicted him of the crime. The same applied to the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six. They got no public sympathy either. “Maybe he is guilty or perhaps he’s innocent, none of us knows for sure. Surely, either way, he deserves a chance at redemption. Don’t we all?” Evans’ attempts to resume his career have been met by protests, with musician Paul Heaton resigning on Monday as a patron of Sheffield United’s Community Foundation over the Blades’ decision to allow Evans to train with the club. TV presenter Charlie Webster, sixties pop star Dave Berry and Sheffield businesswoman Lindsay Graham have all resigned as patrons of the club, while Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill asked for her name to removed from a stand at Bramall Lane if Evans returns to play for the team. An appeal against Evans’s conviction was rejected by three judges at the Court of Appeal in 2012. His case is due to be looked at by the Criminal Case Review Commission. A lawyer who suggested convicted rapist Ched Evans could be innocent has defended his views after they were removed from the website on which they were first published. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gov Dickson Rewards Bayelsa Queens with N22m for Winning NWPL Super…

first_imgBayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has rewarded victorious Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Champions Bayelsa Queens with N22million for clinching 2017/2018 Nigeria Women Premier League.The Restoration Girls spanked defending Champions Nasarawa Amazons 2-0 in a keenly contested final at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.While receiving the girls at the Government House in Yenagoa, Governor Dickson said plans are on to equip the Sports sector with world-class sports facilities that will see Bayelsa among the leading states in the country when it comes to sports facilities. Stressing that Bayelsa Queens triumph has shown that Bayelsa State is a state that does not associate itself with failure.He also directed the commissioner for transport in the state to immediately release one of the brand new coastal buses to the Restoration Girls.On his part, the stat’s Commissioner for Sports Development, Mr Perekiye Buruboyefe, said the success story of the triumphant Queens is incomplete without thanking the state government for their massive support.While appreciating the government he also explain how the (NWPL) is been run.In a message of appreciation, Bayelsa Queens Chairman, Mr Ebiki Timitimi, lauded the state government for the developmental stride put in place towards galvanizing sports in the state.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more