Arsenal transfer news striker latest: £24m quoted but will Gunners sign £12.5m star instead?

first_img1 Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca Arsenal’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Leicester underlined the Gunners need for additional firepower, and plenty of Gooners are praying that boss Arsene Wenger agrees.Throughout the summer the Frenchman seemed set in his belief that the north Londoners were catered for in the striking department, but with Olivier Giroud sidelined for the next few months with a broken ankle and Yaya Sanogo still a raw talent, it Wenger could probably do with a deadline day dash for another hitman.But with Loic Remy opting to join Chelsea and Manchester United shocking the football world by landing Radamel Falcao on loan, who can Arsenal bring in?Wilfried Bony – £24m fee quotedThe Ivorian striker has made it known that he wants to move to a bigger club, and he would surely jump at the chance to join Arsenal. Despite Wenger reportedly travelling to Rome to referee a charity match, the club have assured fans that they are still capable of making signings, and it’s just as well, with bookies naming the Gunners as favourites to land Bony.However, as reported by the Express, it will take a sizable sum to force Swansea’s hand, with the publication reporting that the Swans have slapped a £24m price tag on their number one striker, although that stance could soften the closer Monday’s 11pm deadline gets.Carlos Bacca – £12.5m bid ready?With Falcao off to Old Trafford, it looks as though another Colombian could be on the way to England, but is Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca the man for Arsenal? According to the Metro he could well be, with the publication reporting that the Gunners have been told that £12.5m will be enough to land the 27-year-old. Bacca currently has a release clause of £27.6m, but the Spanish club are thought to be prepared to allow him to leave should Arsenal offer the lower fee.Danny Welbeck – Van Gaal will not sell to rivalsOne player tentatively linked with a move to the Emirates was Man United striker Danny Welbeck, with Arsenal thought to be among the clubs fluttering their eye lashes at the 23-year-old. Indeed, the Mirror claim that he is just one of a handful of strikers who could pitch up in north London before the transfer deadline, although a loan deal looks like costing them around £5m.However, former Arsenal star Ray Parlour has urged the club to stay away from the Man United man, telling talkSPORT that while he would be an improvement on Yaya Sanogo, he is not the man to sharpen the Gunners’ attack line.It looks as though any potential move will ultimately fail though, with the Manchester Evening News saying that Van Gaal will outright refuse to sell to a league rival, leaving Hull the likeliest destination for the England man.Arsenal fans, who would you like to see arrive before the deadline? Comment below…last_img read more

Anger over HSE decision to scale back respite services at Sea View House

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty had hit out at government ‘penny-pinching’ which is limiting respite services at Sea View House in Mountcharles.Services are provided five days a week (Mon-Fri) since the RehabCare Group took over responsibility for the facility.It has now been revealed that the HSE received tenders from six separate service providers, all for a 7 day service. A parliamentary response issued to Doherty TD showed that six outside service providers had made bids to provide respite care at Sea View. All bar one had submitted tenders for both a five day service and a seven day service, while one bidder tendered for a seven day service only.Pearse Doherty has hit out at the HSE’s decision to opt for a scaled-back plan.“The document also reveals that under the seven-day option, the service would have delivered 1,344 bed nights for adults and children with a range of support needs, and during weekends and holiday periods would have operated on a 24 hour basis,” Deputy Doherty said.“Yet, the five-day plan which is what has been awarded by the HSE only commits the operator to provide 1,000 bed nights for patients while there is no provision made whatsoever for holiday times or weekends.” Deputy Doherty says the people of Donegal deserve better.He said: “This is one of the clearest demonstrations I’ve ever come across of shameful penny-pinching by the Government and HSE.“By choosing to award a five day contract with no weekend cover they have effectively told those requiring respite support in the south of the county that services are only available between Mondays and Fridays and that they should not make any plans to take a rest or have a break away from looking after their sick loved ones outside of that.“Everyone knows that parents of sick children in particular are most likely to need and avail of respite services whenever their children are off school such as at weekends or during school holidays, yet this will not be an option for them now owing to this decision.“Everyone appreciates and understands that the HSE must keep costs in mind and must operate within budget however Government has repeatedly and deliberately chosen to starve the health service of cash while prioritising tax cuts for the wealthy and allowing the cost of state capital and other projects to overrun with zero to little oversight. “The people of Donegal deserve better than this: they deserve access to health services which are fit for purpose and which meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable in society, yet they are being failed time and time again by this Fine Gael government.“This situation is not good enough and I will continue to highlight this injustice with the Minister and the HSE at every available opportunity in advance of respite services being transferred over to the new operator in the Autumn.”Anger over HSE decision to scale back respite services at Sea View House was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Barnsley willing to sell Stones but want him back on loan – report

first_imgBarnsley are willing to sell John Stones but want him back on loan, according to The Sun on Sunday.Fulham are reported to be keen on the 18-year-old right-back along with Southampton and Wigan.QPR will listen to offers for keepers Julio Cesar and Robert Green in order to cut their huge wage bill, the Sunday Mirror say.Nottingham Forest are reported to be interested in signing Green, who is currently being kept out of the Rangers side by Cesar.It is claimed QPR only want to sell one of them but will offload whichever one they are able to.Related West London Sport story: Redknapp not looking to sell Green (11 January)Meanwhile, Chelsea are keen on Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to the Sunday People.It is claimed the England international has told friends he expects to leave St Andrews at the end of the season, with Chelsea reported to be interested along with Liverpool and Arsenal.Fulham were previously touted as the favourites to sign Butland for £4m and would apparently consider loaning him back to the Championship club.There is more speculation about Lucas Piazon’s long-term future following his loan move from Chelsea to Malaga.Piazon will spend the rest of the season with the Spanish club, whose 20-year-old playmaker Isco is reported to be wanted by Chelsea.That prompted recent suggestions that the Blues’ decision to let Malaga have Piazon was a tactical move in their apparent pursuit of their target.And the People say Malaga will ask for a cash-plus-player deal involving Isco, with Piazon joining them on a permanent basis.The Mail on Sunday say Chelsea star Frank Lampard’s England future will be in doubt if he chooses a move to LA Galaxy, while the People claim he is in talks with AC Milan.David Moyes is again linked with the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.The Sunday Telegraph believe Chelsea are monitoring whether Moyes signs a new contract at Everton.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Samjhauta Express blast case: Hearing postponed to March 18

first_imgThe hearing on the Samjhauta Express blast case of 2007 in the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here was on Thursday has been postponed for March 18.Advocate Mukesh Garg, one of the counsel for the accused Swami Aseemanand, told reporters “Hearing was scheduled for today, however, the district bar association of Panchkula had suspended work on some local issue. In wake of this, the court adjourned the matter and the fixed the next date of hearing on March 18.”The trial in the case has concluded and the court was expected to deliver a verdict on March 11. However, Rahila Wakeel, a Pakistani national and daughter of one of the victims of the blast had on March 11, filed a petition through advocate Momin Malik, to get her statement recorded as witness in the 12-year-old case.Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Aseemanand is the prime accused in the case. The blasts on the Samjhauta Express, near Panipat, on February 18, 2007, and the subsequent fire in the coaches killed 68 passengers and injured a dozen. Those killed included Indian civilians and government officials, and a large number of Pakistani nationals.The initial investigation was carried out by the Railway Police and the Haryana Police. Later, the Union Home Ministry handed over the probe to the NIA in July 2010.last_img read more

Lightning kills two inmates in Ludhiana jail

first_imgTwo inmates were killed on Thursday after lightning struck them in Borstal Jail in Ludhiana, the police said.“The incident occurred when four inmates were praying at a temple situated inside the jail premises. Lightning struck, leaving two of them dead and the other two injured,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (East) Devinder Chaudhary told reporters.Mr. Chaudhary said the deceased have been identified as Lakhvir Singh (18) and Rishav Kumar (19), both from Ludhiana. The injured inmates — Rajwinder Singh of Sidhwan Bet and Gurdeep Singh of Jagraon — were admitted at the civil hospital with serious burn injuries.last_img

Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat

first_imgMOST READ Brown, who is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season, has received more minutes over the last couple weeks including two straight starts.“That’s working hard and the results are going to show. I’ve been getting more minutes and I’ve been taking advantage of that,” Brown said. “I don’t expect (anything) to change.” LeBron won’t tell All-Star order, jokes Westbrook last pick Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown (23) chases down a loose ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers’ use of force.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Nextcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.“It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now. I know it’s being handled. I’d appreciate it if you all respect that right now,” Brown told reporters before the Bucks’ home game Friday night against Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face.Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown from the team or NBA, coach Joe Prunty said “I truly believe. We support him in this. We believe it will be resolved quickly. We’ll move forward from it.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more