United advised to buy Brazil star, £65m bid rumoured, and more transfer news

first_img James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – There have been reports over the last few days which suggest the Colombian star isn’t too happy in the Spanish capital. He’s been on the substitutes bench under Zinedine Zidane so far and Spanish website Fichajes believe Manchester United could attempt to capitalise on this and may bid a record-breaking £65m on the playmaker. 5 The transfer window’s closure is edging towards us, slowly but surely.Manchester United are yet to make any moves, despite their less than impressive performances and their lack of depth and quality.Fans are crying out for an injection of pace, while others want to see certain members of the Red Devils squad sold.But what are the latest transfer developments involving Louis van Gaal’s side? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Manchester United transfer rumours… Felipe Anderson (Lazio) – Click the right arrow above to find out more Manchester United transfer news… – Anderson is a long-term Man United target who hasn’t performed quite as well as he did last year but remains a threat, with the Red Devils still keen on him. Coach Marcel Bout, according to Calciomercato, speaks extremely favourably about the 22-year-old but it is yet to be seen if the Premier League side are willing to part with £36m to secure his services. Marouane Fellaini – His header onto the crossbar might have helped Wayne Rooney score the winner against Liverpool but Fellaini’s time at Old Trafford looks like it is running out. The Red Devils will make a loss on the ex-Everton star but could get up to £20m, depending on the deal they do. AC Milan are still frontrunners but appear to favour an initial loan move before signing the player permanently. 5 5 Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) – Manchester United officials had reportedly flown to the French capital this week in an attempt to seduce the Argentine star, who is available on the cheap this January. Sadly for the Red Devils, though, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the player’s agent, Alessandro Moggi, is going to be in London to discuss a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea. However, Moggi believes Inter are the team in pole position at the moment. 5 5 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – The Toffees will do anything they can in their power to keep hold of their star striker, who the Red Devils are interested in signing. Lukaku has been in stunning goalscoring form, scoring 19 goals in all competitions, and to warn off suitors like Man United, it’s reported by The Sun that Everton have slapped a £65m price-tag on their main man.last_img read more

Shooting for the top

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress “We never dreamed of No. 1. But if there’s a chance, we’ll take it,” he said.NLEX has three more assignments left in the eliminations in defending champion Magnolia, which is at 4-4; undermanned NorthPort, which is hanging by a thread in the Top 8; and a struggling Alaska.The Hotshots, though, are on a tear with Romeo Travis regaining top form after an injury kept him out of a game.The Batang Pier will be without ace rookie Robert Bolick.“We’re in a position where we want to be,” Guiao said.It’s just up to the Road Warriors on how they handle it from here, and knowing that they are fragile enough to be had anytime, it could serve them in good stead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shattered dreams MOST READ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The tough-talking mentor knows they can fall any time, his team, after all, was behind two stunning upsets in the tournament thus far: over crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in Dubai last month, and against a streaking TNT just last week.“We know that the slightest of errors can lead to a slipup,” Guiao said. “I hope we can hold on to this for as long as we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceNow that they are in a very good position, Guiao and the Road Warriors will be shooting for a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs, an incentive exclusive to the top four finishers of the elimination phase.While NLEX looks a well-humming machine as evidenced by their league-best averages in bench scoring (54.2) and assists (28.5), Guiao admits to having to rest much of the twice-to-beat task on their import, Manny Harris.center_img “The risk was we would look bad or we would look like geniuses,” he said of the move to tap the NBA G-League veteran to replace old reliable Olu Ashaolu, who helped NLEX to a 4-1 record, counting that win over the Gin Kings.“So far, we’re looking the latter,” he added in jest after Harris completed his first PBA triple-double in the win over Rain or Shine, which came after two high-scoring games.The Road Warriors are undefeated in three games with Harris.NLEX failed to make it past the elimination round of the first two conferences, also largely due in part to the suspension star sophomore Kiefer Ravena served.The Road Warriors are in unfamiliar terrain this conference, and Guiao would like to ride it however far this streak takes them.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Neither a victory going into a 12-day layoff nor a share of the PBA Governors’ Cup lead at 7-1 could give NLEX coach Yeng Guiao a sense of security.“We know we are very fragile,” said the Road Warriors coach, whose charges bucked a lethargic start and managed to gut out a 111-91 victory over Rain or Shine recently at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?last_img read more

Future uncertain for Bowbazars jewellery hub

first_imgKolkata: The jewellery industry in Bowbazar stares at an uncertain future, after being badly hit due to the effect of the damage caused by the tunnel boring work of East-West Metro.The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) will prepare a list of the artisans who have been hit due to its impact and will submit it to Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL), seeking compensation. “The jewellery shops are located on the main stretch of B B Ganguly Street but the workshops of the artisans associated with these shops are located in and around Durga Pithuri Lane, Syakra Para Lane and Gour De Lane that have been affected badly. 350 such artisans working in 85 workshops located in this area are now at a complete loss as they have been asked not to go and work in the workshops,” said Bablu De, working president of Swarna Silpa Bachao Committee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDe said that during the Pujas there is usually brisk business for the jewellery shops and the workshops in the area are abuzz with activities. “The papers of transaction and other documents of orders and even raw materials for the manufacture of jewellery are lying trapped in several workshops and the shops are being unable to cater to the orders given by customers,” pointed out Tagar Poddar, general secretary of Bangiya Swarnashilpi Samity. Initially, when the collapse of the houses was reported, 36 shops on B B Ganguly Street were closed by the administration citing safety concerns. The matter was taken up with the top brass of Kolkata Police, Mayor Firhad Hakim and MLA Tapas Roy, who is also a resident of Bowbazar and after some days, the shops were allowed to open.last_img read more