Nadal shuts down 2016 season, eyes 2017 assault

first_imgMainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town He then suffered a fourth round loss at the US Open, going down in five sets to Lucas Pouille of France.Nadal’s longtime rival Federer, the holder of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, called time on his season in July after suffering a knee injury.Both men were in Mallorca on Wednesday to oversee the opening of Nadal’s own tennis academy.“Roger and I haven’t forgotten how to play tennis and we are working to get back to competing at the highest level,” said Nadal.“I still have many years to come in tennis.”His decision to call time on his season means that the year-ending World Tour Finals will be without both Federer and Nadal for the first time since 2001.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I am very saddened for not being able to play next week in Basel since I have a great memory of the tournament and the final played against Roger Federer last year,” added Nadal. “I won’t be able to compete either in Paris-Bercy, where the crowds and the staff have always treated me so well. Now it is time to rest and start preparing intensively the 2017 season.”Nadal compiled a 39-14 match record during 2016, winning titles at the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open.But he was a first round loser at the Australian Open and saw his hopes of a 10th French Open ended by his troublesome wrist which also ruled him out of Wimbledon.At the Rio Olympics, he won doubles gold with close friend Marc Lopez but was beaten in the bronze medal singles play-off by Kei Nishikori.ADVERTISEMENT Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to his fans after defeat by Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the men’s singles match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal shut down his season on Thursday to concentrate instead on recovering full fitness for a fresh trophy assault in 2017.The 30-year-old has been plagued by physical problems and has now gone through a second successive campaign without adding to his majors collection.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter A left wrist injury forced him to withdraw from the French Open before the third round and kept him on the sidelines until the Olympics.“It is no secret that I arrived to the Olympic Games short of preparation and not fully recovered, but the goal was to compete and win a medal for Spain. This forced recovery has caused me pain since then and now I am forced to stop and start preparing the 2017 season,” Nadal wrote on Facebook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentNadal, ranked at six in the world, suffered a shock second round defeat to Victor Troicki at the Shanghai Masters last week.But he had been due to play in Basel next week and then the Paris Masters. He was also well-placed to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise View commentscenter_img Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Helterbrand to sign one-year extension with Ginebra EDITORS’ PICK We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchiselast_img read more

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Cignal tackles Petron; Tornadoes test Cocolife

first_imgCignal and Petron run into each other even as Foton tries to bounce back from an opening-day loss in the Belo-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Dizon, Nakamori log karting victories Foton goes up against Cocolife, which will finally have Denden Lazaro in the roster, marking the popular libero’s maiden appearance in the league. —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties After winning their respective games in the inaugurals, the HD Spikers and the Blaze Spikers are looking to stay on top in the short conference ushering the PSL season.It’s going to be personal for Cignal coach George Pascua, who is the former Petron mentor before he was replaced by Shaq delos Santos for the retooled Blaze Spikers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“As I have always told the players, it’s Foton and Petron which are the stronger teams so they are our target,” said Pascua.The HD Spikers are flaunting an improved lineup with new additions Jovelyn Gonzaga, Honey Royse Tubino and Rachel Anne Daquis. Petron will have stars Mika Reyes and Carmela Tunay leading the way. View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac towncenter_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more

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Republic Day…

first_img…spite and bileYour Eyewitness isn’t surprised any longer at how far these AFC windbags can sink. The moment they accepted the PNC’s degutting of the Cummingsburg Accord when Nagamootoo was made into a glorified “gossip monger” rather than a power sharing Prime Minister like in France, you knew they were castrated. Which meant they then had to dance to “do wha’ yuh want wid me!!”But that only goes for the AFC relations with the PNC. To their erstwhile supporters who’ve now deserted them like folks jumping off the Titanic, the emasculated AFC “leaders’ are driven to show they’re “maan”!! They’ve been driven into a kind of schizophrenia in which they swing from the cringing sycophancy of Ramjattan – supposed to be “Public Security” Minister – looking on from the sidelines as the entire security apparatus is reorganised by the PNC; to him ordering the Police to shut down the Republic Day flag-raising ceremony at Corriverton because they didn’t allow him to speak!!Now for any self-respecting man with all his equipment intact, he would’ve at a minimum raised a stink when the Crime Chief, who he personally declared wouldn’t be removed, was axed! Not a word, was uttered. That’s what happens to those cocks who used to make a lot of noise, after they’re caponed – they can’t even croak!! For the reorganisation of the Security Forces to be taken away – along with immigration – what’s he left with? Controlling his 2am curfew? If he had a pair he would’ve resigned long before now.But it’s precisely his ineffectualness when it comes to exercising real power that impels him to throw his weight around. Not on PNC supporters, mind you, just on hapless folks who look like him!! And so it was this disgrace to Berbice, could instruct Police to show he has “power”! But the Divisional Commander has already declared that the order to shut down the flag-raising ceremony didn’t come from him. So an investigation must immediately be launched to find the smoking gun, or, in this case, the spiteful, petulant mouth!The Security Minister cannot get involved in operational matters – and this was definitely an operation!! Remember how Ramjattan went after Rohee after the Linden protest killings? He demanded Rohee be fired since he claimed the latter passed on instructions in that operation. Well, what is sauce for the hen is sauce for the (caponed) cock! And the Opposition must immediately introduce a motion in Parliament to have Ramjattan step down.After all, they might actually be doing him a favour since it looks like his castration by the PNC has pushed him over the edge!…origins“You live and you learn”! Your Eyewitness always accepted this bit of folk wisdom. And lo and behold he learnt something from an unlikely source – Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, about Mashramani.  He was quoted by the authoritative voice of the Government – the Chronic: “Mash is a distinctive product of West Africa… but we have made Mashramani something special because we have added all the different cultures.”Now here your Eyewitness had learnt in school that Mash was invented in Linden. And while that township became almost exclusively populated by people of African descent after the ethnic cleansing of 1964, he wasn’t aware it was in West Africa!! But of course, for a man with all that exposure to European culture, Greenidge could’ve been speaking metaphorically – to wit, that ELEMENTS of Mash were of West African origin.But then wouldn’t it have been better to name it something like “Homowo Festival” of the Ga people – of which plenty came here?That meant “jeering at hunger” – after hard work and a good harvest!…Jubilee standsSo what’ll it be? We’ll be spending millions every year to stave off the wood ants from feasting on Jubilee stadium?And yet the Auditor General is not supposed to enquire into the “Private Company” that built it from donations.And the Education Minister was a member of the Board.last_img read more

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Meeting for prospective City Councillors being held this week

first_imgIf you require more information regarding the by-election, you can contact one of the following individuals:Janet Prestley – Chief Election OfficerLaura Howes – Deputy Chief Election OfficerShirley Collington – Presiding Election OfficialThey can all be reached by calling: (250) 787-8150. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For those interested in running for City Council, you will have a chance to gather more information this week.The meeting will provide more details on what to expect if you would like to run in the upcoming by-election to fill the seat vacated by Peace River North MLA Dan Davies.The session is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.- Advertisement -The meeting will provide an overview of Council roles and responsibilities, remerunaiton and benefits and time commitment requirements.Those who attend will be given time to ask questions and also review the candidate binder.The City says that the nomination period begins on July 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on August 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Trojans suddenly in a rare position

first_imgSay hello to the Gutty Little … Trojans? Oregon is favored by three points to defeat USC in Eugene on Saturday, and USC as the underdog isn’t just unusual, it’s downright exotic. USC has been favored to win each of its last 57 games. And usually favored to stomp. Perhaps no team in college football history consistently generated such lopsided betting lines as Pete Carroll’s teams have, going back to 2003. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Two national championships during that span, about 30 weeks ranked No. 1 and 33 victories by 20 or more points will do that for you. This season, the Trojans have been favored to win by 46 (Idaho), 91/2 (Nebraska), 25 (Washington State), 201/2 (Washington), 41 (Stanford), 21 (Arizona) and 171/2 (Notre Dame). The popular perception for almost five years has been clear: USC is significantly better than most everyone. And that can get old, not to mention burdensome, as you take everybody’s best shot while trying to ignore that you’re supposed to win just by showing up. It also generates backlash when you don’t win by enough. Witness USC’s retrograde movement in the polls two weeks ago after defeating Arizona “only” 20-13. All that favoritism is flattering, but it can leave you in awkward situations. When you’re the Big Bad Wolves of college football, it’s hard to go all Little Red Riding Hood in your game preparation. “Gee, Oregon, what big offense you have!” If we know anything about football coaches, it’s that they love-love-love it when “people” expect them to lose a game. It puts another hammer into the motivational toolbox. Or do players shouting “no one thought we could win!” and “we shocked the world!” sound like novelties to you? Carroll feigned ignorance Tuesday regarding his team’s underdog status vs. the mighty Ducks. “That means absolutely nothing to me,” he said. “I never noticed it. If you didn’t bring it up, I wouldn’t even know.” That is the politically correct answer for a college football coach, given the NCAA’s legitimate horror at the evils of gambling. But we rather doubt someone as astute as Carroll hadn’t heard that his Supermen have turned into Underdogs. The last time USC was a clear-cut ‘dog? The 2003 opener at Auburn, when the Tigers were were 3-4-point favorites (USC won, 23-0). The only quasi-asterisk in USC’s 57 games since is last January’s Rose Bowl, in which Michigan opened as a slight favorite … only to see many gaming establishments shift the line to “pick-em” status by game time or even install USC as a slight favorite – by one point, day of game, according to online tout SBG Global. And the last time USC was an underdog in a Pac-10 game? Have to go all the way back to the last game of the 2001 regular season, Carroll’s first, when UCLA was a three-point favorite. That was 46 Pac-10 games ago, and USC won, 27-0. The gaming aspects of this don’t matter inside the program, and shouldn’t. Betting on football games is illegal outside casinos. But the perceptions DO matter, and the Oregon line says this: The wise guys who bet football believe USC will lose Saturday. And that has to be liberating, maybe even fun, for Carroll & Co., perennial overdogs. Terrell Thomas, USC’s fifth-year senior cornerback, said the Trojans aren’t miffed that Oregon is favored. “We like it,” he said. “The rest of the season is all about respect for us. As a team, how do you want to be perceived? We want that respect that ‘SC still is that great team.” You don’t have to be Dale Carnegie to see the motivational possibilities. “Hey, kids, time to prove we still matter.” After extolling Oregon’s virtues at length Tuesday, Carroll said, “We’re pumped up.” Nothing like underdog status to get the competitive juices flowing. paul.oberjuerge@sbsun.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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COMPETITION: WIN A MAKEOVER FOR YOUR MOTHER WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING

first_imgWould you like to let your Mother know how special she is this Mother’s day? We would love to help! We are delighted to give one Donegal Daily Reader a fantastic opportunity to win a luxurious makeover worth €250 for their Mother this Mother’s day.This is the perfect time to show your mother just how important she is and what better way than to treat her to a day that she will never forget at Patrick Gildea’s “Centre of Excellence”. We promise that this experience will make her look and feel like a star, we will treat her to an in-depth consultation where we will decide together on a look that is totally tailored to her; including a luxurious personalised Wella treatment that will take care of any problem areas, resulting in beautiful nourished hair from root to tip.Doesn’t this sound like something she would love? Just imagine the look on her face when you present her with this fantastic experience. We know that this will make her day and is something that she will love you for forever!We have made it easy for you to enter, simply go to http://www.patrickgildea.ie/win-free-makeover/ and complete steps 1 and 2 to enter.   COMPETITION: WIN A MAKEOVER FOR YOUR MOTHER WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING was last modified: March 10th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:competitiondonegalDonegal DailyMother’s DayPatrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more

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STORM-FORCE WINDS TO CONTINUE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgSevere winds continue to bash the county today as Met Eireann issue a weather warning.Gusts of speeds up to 100km/h are expected to sweep through Donegal, Connacht, Cavan and Monaghan.Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Weather Warning – which means that those exposed to the elements in coastal and high areas could be at risk. The strong gusty winds and heavy showers are due to ease off by this evening. Temperatures will stay at a cool 12 degrees Celsius.Even more rain is forecast for the county tomorrow morning, but they will clear by the afternoon. Temperatures will rise slightly to between 12 and 14 degrees Celcius.STORM-FORCE WINDS TO CONTINUE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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) Tags:galestormweatherwindslast_img read more

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Conviction upheld in robberies

first_imgBecause Pledger herself had not contacted Dodds’ attorney and the information from the cousin was “just too speculative,” the court concluded it would not wait any further, found good cause did not exist to continue the trial and ordered the defense to proceed, the ruling said. In a declaration filed with the appellate court, Pledger states she was treated for “possible food poisoning” at Antelope Valley Hospital on that day but was released and would have been available to testify the next day. “There is no question Pledger’s proposed alibi testimony would have been material and not cumulative although … the facts as to which she would testify could also have been established in substantial part by other witnesses. However, there was absolutely no factual basis to support a conclusion by the trial court that Pledger’s testimony could be obtained within a reasonable time since the nature of her purported illness and the prognosis for a rapid recovery, allowing her to testify the following day, were entirely unknown,” the ruling said. Dissenting was Associate Justice Laurie Zelon, who wrote that the very brief and sole continuance requested to present a key defense witness – who would establish an alibi for the most serious charges alleged against the defendant – should not have been denied. “The record in this case demonstrates that Dodds had diligently and successfully worked to obtain Pledger’s appearance, for she had waited at the court at least one full day to testify already and was ordered back by the court, and there was no indication of dilatory conduct by Dodds. Pledger was apparently the only person other than Dodds who was able to testify to his alibi, making her testimony material, not cumulative, and not susceptible of proof by other means,” Zelon wrote.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – An appellate court has upheld the conviction of a Palmdale man who was sentenced to more than 91 years to life in prison for a string of early-morning takeover-style robberies at Palmdale businesses in 2002 and 2003. The 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected Jaymar Dodds’ claim that the judge erred when he denied Dodd’s request in the middle of trial for a delay because his fiancee became ill and couldn’t testify that he was with her when one of the robberies occurred. “(W)hile it may have been within the trial court’s broad discretion to grant Dodds’ request for a brief continuance, under the circumstances confronting the court at the time it was required to rule, denying the request was neither unreasonable nor arbitrary,” a three-judge appellate panel said in a 2-1 ruling. The ruling said it is not reasonably probable a result more favorable to Dodds would have been reached if the continuance had been granted. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Dodds, who was already on parole for robbery, was convicted in November 2004 by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury of attempted murder and robbery in the Jan. 30, 2003, robbery of Carrows Restaurant, where a cook was shot in the chest. Dodds, also was convicted of robbing a Palmdale Starbucks coffee shop on Jan. 19, 2003, and a 99 Cents Only store on Dec. 18, 2002. He was arrested in March 2003. On the fourth day of trial testimony, defense witness Andrea Pledger telephoned the office of Dodds’ attorney to say she was “quite ill” and could not make it to court that morning, the ruling said. Pledger was at the time Dodds’ fiancee and is now his wife. Dodds’ attorney told the court that Pledger was an important witness because her testimony would be that Dodds was with her at the time of the Carrows robbery, the ruling said. Later that day, Dodds’ attorney informed the judge that he had talked to a man who answered Pledger’s telephone who identified himself as Pledger’s cousin and said Peldger had gone to the doctor. last_img read more

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City Council scrutinizes permit rules for fireworks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We are finding the activity of this nonprofit and some others questionable,” said City Councilman Ron Beilke, who is calling for a review of the way the city awards the permits. “They are providing no real service to the community, and the money they raise appears to disappear,” he added. All a civic group needs to do to operate a fireworks stand is show proof that it is registered with the state as a nonprofit organization with nonprofit tax status, City Manager Chuck Fuentes said. The group’s members then complete a fireworks permit application and file it with the city’s Finance Department. A state fire marshal completes an inspection of the fireworks stand and “that’s about it,” Fuentes said. “It was a pretty routine filing,” he added. Beilke described the process as lax at best. “They turned a blind eye,” he said. “They just let anyone sell fireworks.” For this Independence Day, 16 local nonprofit groups received city permits to operate fireworks stands. Most are long-established civic groups with proven track records for raising money for student scholarships and other charitable causes, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Optimists and the Rotary Club. Beilke proposes requiring all fireworks stand applicants to prove they are legitimately raising funds on behalf of and with the permission of a recognized charity group. He also wants the groups to report their total fireworks sales revenue to the city, and he proposes requiring them to document how the money was spent. That information should be posted on the fireworks stand in view of customers, he said. Applications for next year’s stands would have to be submitted by Nov. 30 to give staff plenty of time to check groups’ credentials, Beilke said. “Basically, I want the loophole to be filled, and accountability,” he said. The group Beilke raised questions about is ostensibly raising money for a local Boy Scout troop. But Victor Zuniga, spokesman for the Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said the troop has not registered with the council in two years. Technically, it is not an active and recognized Boy Scout troop, he said. What’s more, Boy Scouts of America prohibits its members from operating fireworks stands as a way to raise funds, Zuniga said. “It is an unauthorized activity that we do not condone,” he said. “This doesn’t sound right to me.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Members of a nonprofit group selling fireworks at a city-sanctioned stand claim they are raising money on behalf of a Boy Scout troop that technically hasn’t existed for two years. And while the group’s members said they use profits from their stand to benefit local children, they admit that proceeds from last year’s fireworks sales have yet to be distributed. Under Pico Rivera’s current fireworks permit process, city officials will never know whether the funds will ever get to local youngsters. That’s why one council member is raising questions not only about this particular nonprofit group, but the city’s entire permit process for fireworks stands. last_img read more

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Liverpool transfer round-up: Updates on Thomas Lemar, Alisson and Javier Pastore

first_img 6 6 Alisson (Roma) – Liverpool are in the market to find a number one goalkeeper who can provide the consistency Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have failed to provide. Italian publication, Il Tempo, report Liverpool have seen a £44m bid rejected for Roma’s Brazilian shot-stopper as they appear unwilling to let the Reds get their hands on another of their prized assets, having sold Mohamed Salah to the Merseyside club in the summer. 6 Emre Can contract latest – The German midfielder previously denied claims he was certain to leave Anfield by suggesting he could decide to extend his contract. Can will become a free-agent in the summer if he refuses to sign a new deal at Anfield, a situation Klopp has described as “not cool for the club”. Juventus have gone public in their attempts to lure Can to Italy and remain favourites to secure Can’s signature as part of a pre-contract agreement. Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco) – click the right arrow to learn the latest Liverpool transfer rumours – Liverpool fans will be disappointed to hear boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly called off his attempts to sign Lemar in January. The Daily Mirror claim Monaco value their in-demand forward at £90million – a figure the Reds boss is unwilling to match. However, the Ligue 1 club are said to be willing to offload summer signing Keita Balde, who joined from Lazio for £30m, and could leave last season’s Champions League semi-finalists for a similar return. Daniel Sturridge set for exit? – Sturridge looks certain to leave Anfield this month despite the Reds’ lack of reserve attacking options. Inter Milan, according to Corriere Dello Sport, are the favourites to sign the 28-year-old on loan for the rest of the season. The Serie A giants are willing to cover Sturridge’s £150,000-a-week wages but are currently less keen on the £5m loan fee the Reds are asking for. Inter director, Piero Ausilio, has played down his club’s need to sign players in January but his actions are being interpreted as a ploy to potentially lower the asking price for the loan fee. 6 Mohamed Salah set for new and improved contract? – Liverpool are keen to fend off interest from Real Madrid for their star forward by offering the Egyptian improved terms at Anfield. The Egyptian currently earns £90,000-a-week on Merseyside but the Reds are understood to want to reward the summer signing for his outstanding efforts in his debut season with the club. According to Bleacher Report, preliminary discussions have taken place over a potential future move for Salah to join Madrid. Klopp will likely prioritise Salah’s future in the coming weeks when the transfer window closes. The transfer window is well underway and having completed the two biggest pieces of business this window already, you would be forgiven for thinking Liverpool are finished this month.After announcing the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, Jürgen Klopp sanctioned the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in a £142 million move.The Reds were looking at signing Leon Goretzka from Schalke, although Bayern Munich beat them to the signing of the 22-year-old midfielder.However, there could yet be more transfer drama emanating from Anfield this month.talkSPORT have scoured the pages from national and European papers for some of the biggest Liverpool transfer stories that could still yet be done.Click on the right arrow, above, to check out the list in our gallery… ? 6 6 Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain) – Liverpool are unlikely to entice Pastore to England if the Argentine’s latest comments are anything to go by. The PSG ace is considering his future at the Parc des Princes as he looks to secure his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad next summer. Pastore has been quoted as saying he would “love to return to Italy” if PSG decide to sell him during this transfer window. The Reds, as well as Tottenham, are said to have made a bid for Pastore but will likely have to look elsewhere in their search for Philippe Coutinho’s replacement. last_img read more

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