Month: June 2019

Light touch for Dutch master

The artworks of painter Vincent van Gogh are vividly brought to life at an immersive digital exhibition in Beijing, Lin Qi reports.  Click Here: fjallraven kanken backpack Sunflowers gently wave in the breeze, windmills start to turn, and sitting in front of a canvas, an artist selects a color...

Newcastle linked with axed MLS boss to replace Rafa

Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho are among the favourites to replace Rafa Benitez as Newcastle manager while one report suggests the club will discuss the position with a little-known candidate this afternoon. The Magpies confirmed on Monday that Benitez will leave the club upon the expiry of his contract...

Leeds ‘one of two concrete options’ for Buffon – report

Leeds United continue to be linked with a sensational move for former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Our friends at Sport Witness on Saturday brought to our attention a report in the Italian media which named Leeds as one of the 41-year-old’s suitors, along with Fluminense and Porto. Corriere della Sera...

Klopp ‘relaxed’ as €50m Liverpool links are dismissed

Liverpool have no interest in signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, contrary to recent reports. Spanish newspaper Marca suggested last week that the European champions were contemplating matching Firpo’s €50m release clause. What seemed like a spurious rumour at the time – quite why Liverpool would spend so much on...

Man Utd improve AWB bid – but Palace want Zaha clause removed

Manchester United made ‘an improved bid’ for Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the weekend. United are said to have ‘prioritised’ the signing of Crystal Palace right-back Wan-Bissaka who forms a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s proposed squad overhaul. A gargantuan wage increase has been prepared for the 21-year-old, who wants...

Prem rival happy that Hazard has ‘p*ssed off somewhere else’

Mat Ryan is relieved that arch-nemesis Eden Hazard “has p*ssed off somewhere else”. Hazard finally completed his protracted move to Real Madrid this summer for an initial £88m, although the fee could rise to around £150m. The Belgian came to ‘sum up what is wrong at Chelsea’ – according...

Executives say tariffs will boost prices

New duties by Washington target consumer goods United States companies, from toymakers to fireworks dealers, are pleading to exempt certain items from the proposed new tariffs on Chinese imports, while officials are trying to ensure that alternative sources of supplies exist outside China. That is what is taking place...

EU fails to agree on future leaders, climate goals

The much-anticipated two-day European Union summit ended on Friday with no progress toward filling the institutions’ top jobs and no consensus on ambitious net-zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050. A crisis summit has been scheduled for June 30 in order to fill the posts before the new European...

Reason for Man Utd snub revealed as De Ligt closes on Juve move

Matthijs De Ligt has decided to snub Barcelona and Manchester United for Juventus in light of two key reasons, according to reports from Spain. The 19-year-old defender has emerged as one of European football’s hottest properties this summer amid reports Ajax are prepared to let him leave this summer....

Real Madrid considering £50m swoop for Newcastle star – report

Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron has been linked with a shock move to Real Madrid by outlets in South America. Attacking midfielder Almiron has looked impressive since signing for Newcastle from MLS side Atlanta United in January, despite not registering a goal in his 10 appearances. The 25-year-old has continued his...