Arsenal unwilling to meet Barcelona’s loan demands for Philippe Coutinho

first_imgArsenal unwilling to meet Barcelona’s loan demands for Philippe Coutinho Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 May 2020 11:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.4kShares Advertisement Barcelona are demanding a £10 million loan fee for Philippe Coutinho (Getty Images)The report claims that Barcelona are demanding a £10m loan fee and are asking clubs to fully cover the 27-year-old’s £250,000-a-week salary.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, both Arsenal and Manchester United are not willing to meet Barcelona’s terms.Speaking earlier this month, Joorabchian claimed he had not yet received an approach for Coutinho.‘At the moment, we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever,’ Joorabchian told talkSPORT.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 City‘I think at the moment everyone’s concentration is regarding this pandemic and how football can restart the season in a secure environment and over the health and safety of everybody.‘I think the transfer side of things and where he will go or where people will go will come into play down the line when things have got back to some sort of normality.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho (Getty Images)Arsenal have rejected Barcelona’s initial offer to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan, according to reports.The Brazil international has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions are not looking to make his move permanent for €120 million (£105m).Coutinho is one of several players Barcelona are willing to offload in the next transfer window and the Spanish club are already looking for potential suitors.Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal are preparing talks with Kia Joorabchian, the agent who is in place to engineer the midfielder’s switch to the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENTBut according to ESPN, while Barcelona have offered Arsenal the chance to sign Coutinho, the Gunners are not in a position to accept the terms of the agreement.last_img read more

Spotted: Virgin Voyages’ Newest Ship Delivered

first_imgScarlet Lady, the first of four cruise ships ordered by Florida-based cruise line Virgin Voyages from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was delivered to its owner at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente on February 13, 2020.The environmentally friendly newbuild was launched in February 2019.With a gross tonnage of 110,000 tons, Scarlet Lady is 278 meters long and 38 wide.In June last year, Virgin Voyages unveiled that Scarlet Lady would be led by Captain Wendy Williams. Williams is the first Canadian woman to captain a ship for a major cruise brand. Apart from the captain, Virgin Voyages also recruited a number of female officers for its new ship.Virgin Voyages’ second ship, Valiant Lady, is currently under construction in the same yard. This vessel is slated for delivery in 2021, while the third and the fourth units, still unnamed, will set sail in 2022 and 2023, respectively.They will all feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members on board.Image Courtesy: Fincantierilast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final scenarios: Sri Lanka slip, England still in trouble

first_imgIndia need one more win to seal a spot in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup.New Zealand are also one win away from reaching the playoffs.England and Sri Lanka face must-win situations in 2019 World Cup. For England, the situation is now do or die. They have to win both games. If they lose both, they will be eliminated. If they win only one out of their next two games, they will have to hope Pakistan and Bangladesh lose one game while Sri Lanka also loses one of their remaining two games. Bangladesh Position in table: 5th P – 7, W -3, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 7 Games remaining: vs India (July 2), vs Pakistan (July 5) What they must do: If Bangladesh lose both games, they are eliminated. If they win one game, they will have to hope England lose both games and that Sri Lanka do not win against either West Indies or India. If Pakistan wins against Afghanistan by a small margin, then their game against Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side becomes a virtual knock-out. Pakistan Position in table: 6th P – 7 , W – 3, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 7 Games remaining: vs Afghanistan (June 29), vs Bangladesh (July 5) What they must do: Pakistan’s situation is very similar to Bangladesh. If they win both games, they will knock Bangladesh out. If they win both games, they will have to hope England wins only one game and that New Zealand lose both games by a big margin so that they can finish better than fourth.Sri Lanka Position in table: 7th P – 7, W – 2, L – 3, N/R – 2, Points – 5 Games remaining: vs West Indies (July 1), vs India (July 6) What they must do: A loss in either of their games and they will be eliminated. If they win both games, they will have to hope New Zealand and India beat England. They must hope Bangladesh lose both their games and that Pakistan does not beat either Afghanistan or Bangladesh by a big margin. Sri Lanka must thrash West Indies and India by massive margins as they have the worst net run-rate among all teams still in the fray for the semis. New Delhi: Sri Lanka had made the entire race for the playoffs interesting when they defeated England in Leeds. However, their chances of reaching the semi-final has taken a massive hit following their nine-wicket loss in the clash against South Africa at Leeds. The heavy nature of the loss has resulted in their net run-rate taking a big hit. Their NRR of -1.186 is the worst of all the teams. For Sri Lanka to progress, these are the following scenarios as they are now dependent on the result of other teams in order to progress into the next round. Here is what the remaining six teams need to do in order to seal the three semi-final spots. India Position in table: 2nd P – 6, W – 5, L – 0, N/R – 1, Points – 11 Games remaining: vs England (June 30), vs Bangladesh (July 2), vs Sri Lanka (July 6) What they must do: Equation is simple for India. If they win one of their remaining games, they will seal a spot in the semi-final. If they lose all three games, they must hope England do not win against New Zealand and that Pakistan or Bangladesh do not win both their games. They must also hope that New Zealand do not beat Australia in Lord’s. New Zealand Position in table: 3rd P – 7, W – 5, L – 1, N/R – 1, Points – 11 Games remaining: vs Australia (June 29), vs England (July 3) What they must do: For New Zealand, a win in either of their games will be enough. However, if they lose both, they will have to hope India lose all games and that Pakistan wins both their games by a small margin. New Zealand’s good net run-rate still does not make their fate desperate but they will be hoping to win against either Australia or England. England Position in table: 4th P – 7, W – 4, L – 3, N/R – 0, Points – 8 Games remaining: vs India (June 30), vs New Zealand (July 3) What they must do: highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more