Mbappe gives PSG quit notice, eyes Man Utd, Liverpool’s  transfer

first_imgKylian Mbappe has stunned Paris Saint-Germain chiefs by telling them he wants to leave next summer. And the France World Cup winner is plotting a shock move to La Liga or the Premier League. The revelation could spark a transfer scramble with Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid all in the mix. Mbappe, who permanently moved to PSG for £165million in 2018, has two years left on his deal in the French capital. According to The Times, he has informed PSG he wants to play one more season giving them a final opportunity to generate a transfer fee. Mbappe is thought to have an interest in playing for the Red Devils while previously revealing his admiration for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp. He said in January: “What Liverpool do at this moment is amazing. “They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’. “When you watch you think everything’s easy, but that’s not easy. “The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img “To be as ruthless as they have been would come from lots of hard work in training and from having a very good manager.” Real Madrid and Barcelona are long-term admirers and were beaten to his signature when he left Monaco in 2017. His availability could come at the perfect time for Barcelona who are braced to lose Lionel Messi next summer. Real Madrid are also tightening the purse strings this summer and are likely to have the cash to spend next year. read also:Mbappe Tests Positive For Coronavirus Klopp has remained loyal to his front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino. But his deadly trio all turn 29 next year and the German wouldn’t pass on the chance to sign a younger superstar. Mbappe is one of football’s biggest talents and is touted to win numerous Ballon d’Or’s once Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi hang up their boots. In 2018 he proved pivotal guiding France to the World Cup by becoming only the second-ever teenager after Pele to score in the final. He has scored 90 goals in 124 games since moving to PSG and has won three consecutive league titles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Badgers plunge back into regular season against Lakers

first_imgAndy FateIt feels like it’s been ages since the Wisconsin men’s hockey team last played at home. It seems that way because it has been nearly a month since the Badgers took to the home ice when they opened the season Oct. 12 and 13 at the Kohl Center. But after a three-week hiatus, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team finally returns home this weekend to take on Lake Superior State after a road series two weeks ago and a bye this past weekend.The last time the Badgers (2-2-0) were in action was two weeks ago when they were throttled in back-to-back nights, 9-2 and 7-3 by Boston College and Boston University, respectively. Although the two games combined for the most goals Wisconsin has given up in 27 years, head coach Mike Eaves said it is still much too early in the season to worry and his team is much better than the weekend in Boston showed.“We’re not pushing the panic button. It’s one of those weekends where everything that could have gone wrong, did,” Eaves said. “If you watch videos, there were moments when we were good. But when the moments of truth came, in a lot of cases, we were either bad in front of our goalie, or our goalie struggled.“So in terms of what we want to improve on, it’s so early in the year, we want to get better in everything. We’ve got a clean slate here. We had a week off, worked really hard and I know our guys are anxious to play games again and show everybody that was a little blip in the screen.”Meanwhile, Lake Superior State (4-0-0) will come into the Kohl Center Friday night riding a four-game winning streak and is one of only six undefeated teams in all of Division I.  The No. 12-ranked Lakers’ hot start has them one spot ahead of the Badgers in the latest USCHO poll.As Wisconsin senior center Mark Zengerle explained, any team with an undefeated record is not to be taken lightly.“We know they’re 4-0 and I think we just expect them to come out with a lot of confidence. And they’re playing well right now, obviously. They haven’t lost. They’re going to come into a place like the Kohl Center that’s bumping and it’s a big-time arena, so I’m sure they’re going to come in like most teams do when they play here, all fired up and ready to beat us,” Zengerle said.The Lakers have had a similar schedule to Wisconsin up to this point, playing their first series at home against Robert Morris, followed by a road series at Union and then a bye this past weekend. But one of the big reasons Lake Superior St. is currently undefeated is its defense and goaltending, which have combined to allow just 2.2 goals per game in four games.Wisconsin’s defense and goaltending duo of juniors Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel looked good after the first series, as the two netminders combined to allow only three goals to Northern Michigan. But the following week in Boston, Peterson was torched for 13 goals in two games, as Rumpel stayed home in Madison with a lower body injury.Whether Rumpel will play this weekend is still up in the air, but Peterson has responded well in practice after struggling two weekends ago, according to Eaves.“Landon’s looked good this week,” Eaves said. “It was a concern that when a young goalie loses his confidence and fights the puck — that’s a big part of his equipment. But this week he’s been good. He’s bounced back and that’s the kind of kid he is.“He’s a hard working young guy and he knows the position. He just had to get back to some of his basics and not fight the puck so much.”Despite the early season blunders, one of the bright spots for the Badgers has been the powerplay, which has scored four goals in 17 opportunities (23.5 percent), much better than the anemic 13 percent conversion rate from a year ago.But on the flip side of things on special teams, Wisconsin’s penalty kill has been less than stellar, as it has only killed off 78 percent of the penalties so far.With this in mind, junior defenseman Jake McCabe said room exists for improvement in both strengths and weaknesses.“I want to see our powerplay keep producing. That’s been a positive this year,” McCabe said. “Our penalty has got to step up. We got to block more shots, be willing to sacrifice our bodies. And just play for each other. We’re not playing for rankings. We’re playing for ourselves and our fans.”In the Badgers’ first game in two weeks and first home series in three weeks, it will be seen just how far they have come since they last played.“We went through so much last year that what happened last weekend, most of our guys have been through something like that. So it’s, ‘Hey, let’s control what we can every week. Every day let’s come back and work on things.’ We know we’re better than we showed. We just have to play that way,” Eaves said.last_img read more

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We appeal AIFF to postpone Feb 28 Srinagar match but will go if ‘forced’ to: East Bengal

first_imgEast Bengal Tuesday once again appealed the All India Football Federation to postpone their I-League match against Real Kashmir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack but ruled out defying the national governing body if it sticks to the schedule.East Bengal said they will travel to Srinagar for their match against Real Kashmir on February 28 if “forced” to do so by the AIFF. The club said it will not take the legal route.”We are appealing to AIFF to consider this on humanitarian grounds. A team who is in the title race cannot play under such circumstances. We will not take any legal steps. If they force us, we will play in that case,” East Bengal official Debabrata Sarkar told reporters.Sarkar said in reply to their letter sent on February 15, the AIFF has said it won’t postpone the match further.”We are not here to fight with AIFF. We want to save football and footballers. If something happens to the players it will be a very bad advertisement for Indian football. But if AIFF forces us then we will try to convince our players to go,” he said.”Our coach is a foreigner and we have six foreign players who have raised their concerns over playing there (in Srinagar),” he added.I-League CEO Sunando Dhar said the February 28 match will be held as per schedule.”We have replied to East Bengal’s e-mail. The situation in Srinagar is under control. It was under control yesterday (Monday) also. So the game between East Bengal and Real Kashmir will be held as scheduled on February 28,” Dhar told PTI.advertisementEast Bengal are currently in second spot on the I-League table with 32 points from 16 matches, five points adrift of leaders Chennai City FC with a game in hand. Real Kashmir are in third with the same number of points and having played 16 games like the red-and-golds.The match between East Bengal and Real Kashmir was originally to be played on February 10 but the thick snow cover on the TRC ground forced rescheduling of the game to February 28.But after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, defending champions Minerva Punjab FC refused to play in Srinagar on Monday. The Punjab side did not show up for their clash against a ready RKFC after asserting that the home club and the AIFF failed in providing written security assurances.Minerva filed a writ petition at the Delhi High court, challenging AIFF’s refusal to either move the match to some other venue or postpone it.Also Read | Minerva’s petition at Delhi High Court likely to come up for hearing on Friday: LawyerAlso Read | Real Kashmir to East Bengal: Dear friends, come and play in Srinagar. Guarantee your safetylast_img read more

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