Jose seeking Eriksen replacement after failing to get contract-rebel to stay

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO is in the market for a new attacking midfielder with Christian Eriksen making it clear he wants to leave, according to reports.The Portuguese boss was keen to hold talks with the Danish international over his future after refusing to pen a new deal.2 Christian Eriksen has told Tottenham he will leave the clubCredit: EPAEriksen, 27, is out of contract at the end of the season meaning European clubs can sign him to a pre-contract for nothing in January ahead of a summer move.Mourinho was hoping his arrival at the club would be the catalyst for Eriksen to commit his future at Spurs.But the Telegraph report how he has already made up his mind with Juventus and Inter Milan ready to offer him a contract.Tottenham may even let him leave next month if they receive the right offer to avoid losing him for nothing.Real Madrid were believed to have shown an interest but that has seemingly cooled.His impending departure means that Mourinho is ready to make a move in the transfer window despite being told he won’t have wads of cash to spend.The manager will look to replace him but may need to sell players before being able to fork out on new signings.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Man Utd, Leicester and Wolves scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsMourinho is also in the market for a backup striker to relieve the pressure from Harry Kane’s shoulders.A central defender is also on the Christmas list with the futures of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen also left uncertain.Both players have so far refused to extend their contracts but the club are optimistic a deal can be reached.2 Mourinho will be in the market to replace the Danish playmakerCredit: AFP or licensorsJose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devilslast_img read more

Top five fullbacks in the NRL

first_img5 Matt Moylan2016 stats: 4 tries, 21 try assists, 5 line breaks, 53 tackle breaks, 114 metres per gameThe 2016 season saw the complete arrival of prodigious talent Matt Moylan, who captained Penrith to a sixth-placed finish, played all three games for NSW in State of Origin and also made his international debut for Australia in a 54-12 rout of Scotland. His 21 try assists in the NRL Telstra Premiership was easily the most for a fullback, and was also third highest across the whole competition with only Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk setting up more four-pointers. Moylan’s speed, footwork and ability to ball-play makes him the complete package.4 Billy Slater2016 stats: Was injured in Round 1There is no question that Billy Slater is one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen, but he has only managed eight games in the last two seasons (just one in 2016) due to injury. There are hopes he’ll be right to go for the Storm in 2017 from Round 1, with Cameron Munster set to shift to five-eighth. Slater is the best organisational fullback in rugby league and will be looking to make amends for a couple of lost seasons. At full flight, there isn’t a better fullback in the world. We hope he returns to his best in 2017.3 Greg Inglis2016 stats: 5 tries, 7 try assists, 11 line breaks, 71 tackle breaks, 144 metres per gameOne of the modern greats of rugby league, Greg Inglis had a frustrating season in 2016 at club level. It was a different story in the representative scene, where he dominated for Queensland and Australia. Despite an underwhelming campaign for the Rabbitohs, he still ran for a massive 2,882 metres to rank second among fullbacks behind Darius Boyd. Inglis’s famed fend and physical presence allowed him to rack up 71 tackle breaks and he’ll be hoping for a much better season next year.2 James Tedesco2016 stats: 14 tries, 12 try assists, 15 line breaks, 106 tackle breaks, 135 metres per gameThe most electric ball-runner on this list, Tedesco is a force of nature when he gets into open space. Incredibly fast, Tedesco’s violent running style and evasiveness led to a whopping 106 tackle breaks and 14 tries last season, while he also had the ball-playing ability to create a dozen try assists. He is at the heart of everything the Wests Tigers do, and also earned his State of Origin debut in 2016. He’ll be hoping to fight off challenges from Matt Moylan and Jarryd Hayne to make the NSW No.1 jersey his own for years to come. 1 Darius Boyd2016 stats: 9 tries, 15 try assists, 9 line breaks, 62 tackle breaks, 124 metres per gameDarius Boyd had never started at fullback for Queensland until 2016, but the prolific Maroons and Broncos custodian made the role his own and then starred for the Kangaroos in a dominant Four Nations tournament. One of the best ball-playing fullbacks in the NRL, Boyd rarely makes a mistake when he sweeps into the backline. Absolutely rock solid at the back, Boyd’s game has evolved and he has really become a general organising his defence. He’s been a great player for a long time, but now Boyd is the undisputed best fullback in the game.last_img read more

French pivot Bakayoko returns to Sevilla’s radar

first_imgThe pivot has played this season 23 games in which he has scored a goal and given two assists. Among the aspirants to take over the midfielder would also be a giant like Paris Saint-Germain, who seeks to reinforce that position and who has also focused on Ndidi, of Leicester, and mattress Thomas Partey. Bakayoko has militated this campaign in Monaco by Robert Moreno, together with ex-Sevilla players Ben Yedder and Jovetic, and he has done it on loan from Chelsea, the club that has his pass in property and that only three years ago paid the Monegasques precisely 40 million euros for his pass. He has a contract until 2022 at Stamford Bridge, but an exit will be sought. Tiemoué Bakayoko returns to Sevilla’s plans. The 25-year-old midfielder returns to the nerve radar As published this Saturday by France Footbal. According to the prestigious French media, Monchi has reactivated his interest in this power pivot and a long journey, international 24 times with the Bleus. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of May 2, 2020 Bakayoko was already linked to Sevilla last summer and It was also an aspiration of those of Nervión two years ago, with Joaquín Caparrós at the forefront of the soccer direction. On that occasion Milan ended up taking their loan. Monaco has not exercised the purchase option of 42 million for the player and Bakayoko returns to the market, although in theory in much more advantageous conditionslast_img read more

Héctor Herrera recreates Riquelme and lights Argentina

first_imgHéctor Herrera He wanted to recreate one of the best known goals and celebrations of Riquelme with Boca Juniors. The midfielder of the Atlético de Madrid He has published this Saturday a video dressed in Boca’s shirt in which he takes a foul. The ball touches his wife’s head and the Mexican puts his hands to his ears, a celebration he once did Riquelme sending a message to Macri. The midfielder is at home waiting to pass the coronavirus test together with the rest of the Red and White squad. The Athletic Training would begin, according to the club’s forecasts, on Friday the 8th or Monday the 11th, once the results are known.Herrera came free to Atlético de Madrid in July 2019 after defending the shirt of the Port in 245 games over six seasons. At Cholo’s orders he has disputed 1,185 minutes spread over 22 games in which he has scored a goal and given an assist.last_img read more