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

Tipp Hurling and Football teams named for this weekend

first_imgAs the Tipperary senior hurlers head to Croke Park on Sunday next, March 25th to play Dublin in their re-arranged Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Final at 1pm, manager Michael Ryan has announced his side. There are two changes from the starting XV named for last week’s postponed fixture with Paudie Feehan (Killenaule) and John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) both lining out this Sunday.Therefore the Tipperary team is as follows;  1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha2. Alan Flynn – Kiladangan3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields7. Paudie Feehan – Killenaule8. Séamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s Clonmel9. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields10. Seán Curran – Mullinahone11. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields12. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney13. Michael Breen – Ballina14. Jason Forde – Silvermines15. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghsSubs:16. Paul Maher – Moyne-Templetuohy17. Ger Browne – Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams18. Willie Connors – Kiladangan19. Tom Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill20. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy21. Donagh Maher – Burgess22. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash23. Eoin McIntyre – Lorrha-Dorrha24. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule25. Dillon Quirke – Clonoulty-Rossmore26. Paul Shanahan – Upperchurch-DrombaneElsewhere, the Tipperary footballers travel to Kingspan Breffni where they will take on home side Cavan in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 which has a 3pm throw-in. Manager Liam Kearns has named the same side as that announced for last weekend’s postponed round 6 fixture.The football team lines out as follows;  1. Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule 4. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash6. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Steven O’Brien – Ballina9. Liam Casey – Cahir10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen 14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineySubs.16. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash17. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials18. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers19. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers20. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch21. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials22. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe23. Ian Fahey – Clonmel Commercials24. Liam Treacy – Loughmore-Castleiney25. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan26. Stephen Murray – Burgesslast_img read more

FIFPro asks to return to football “when it is safe, not in two or four weeks”

first_imgHowever, the union representative considered “a good decision” to give priority to ending, if possible, national competitions, because they are “a financial pillar” and because they provide “social cohesion”, although he recalled that for many soccer players Feminine playing with your national teams contributes a good part of their income.In a debate with representatives of the ECA club association and the European Leagues, the FIFPro general secretary asked “to think about how to rebuild football” in the long term.“It will be different, probably smaller from an economic perspective, but it does not have to be weaker. Hopefully it will be more egalitarian, fairer and more economically sustainable, because we have seen it is that the economic model of our sector is not capable of working with crises like the one we’ve been through, “he reflected.The Secretary General of the World Players Union participated in this Soccerex debate by videoconference with the President of the European Soccer Leagues, Lars-Christer Olsson; the general secretary of the European Association of Clubs (ECA), Michele Centenaro; and the CEO of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros. The general secretary of the FIFPro world players union, Jonas Baer-Hoffman, defended that football should be played “when it is really safe” and not “in two or four weeks”, since if the return is anticipated and in danger to some player “soccer will be closed for a longer time”.“The worst that can happen is that someone comes back soon, has to stop because it creates a danger for the players, offers a bad example for society and then it will be closed for a longer time. That is why it is crucial that we work together and have the advice of experts to come back when it’s really safe, not in two or four weeks. We have to think about a longer timeframe, “he said in a video conference debate organized by Soccerex.The players’ union executive explained that footballers are concerned both about their risk of infection and about being “a bad influence on society” if they return to the activity prematurely, and that they too are affected by the economic problems that It leads to the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Many players we represent charge 3,000 or 4,000 euros, for them losing two payouts is as important as for anyone,” said Baer-Hoffman, who added that anxiety cases “have doubled” among professional soccer players, as he It has happened to many people because of confinement.last_img read more

After a series of public meetings last fall the r

first_imgAfter a series of public meetings last fall, the restoration of the Prado / Paul Revere Mall will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m.The Prado will be getting a complete overhaul with key improvements including an underground drainage system, better lighting and increased accessibility. Historic features will be repaired and the design will remain the same. $2.8 million has been allocated for this project in the Mayor’s FY19 capital budget.last_img