REAL MADRID are lining up a January bid for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - and plan to offer Luka Jovic in a swap deal. The Gunners could be persuaded to sell the Gabon frontman, 30, in January as he will be worth much less next summer when he only has a year left on his contract. And Real president Florentino Perez has come up with a plan to offer 21-year-old Serbia striker Jovic and cash to land Aubameyang. Aubameyang has already scored 12 goals for the Gunners in all competition. Follow our ARSENAL LIVE BLOG as the Gunners hunt for Emery's replacement But he has grown frustrated at the direction of the club - managerless since Unai Emery was sacked.Fans were also unhappy with him when he decided to leave the pitch during the Brighton defeat to have a toilet break, accusing him of a lack of professionalism. Duncan Castles' Transfer Window Podcast claim Madrid will try and tempt Arsenal with their player-plus-cash deal when the January window opens.But Perez will have to … [Read more...] about Real Madrid target Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in swap transfer – and could use Luka Jovic as bait
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Ethics is a hard sell for Primark but City still rates fast-fashion pioneer a bargain When mighty Primark opened in Germany, it had high hopes its bargain prices would be irresistible to frugal Teutonic shoppers. They were – and people travelled from all over to shop in Bremen and Frankfurt. A decade on, Primark is being made a pariah by a new generation of socially and environmentally conscious Germans. George Weston, chief executive of parent company Associated British Foods (ABF), claims his problems there are merely of perception: “We haven’t done a good enough job of correcting misconceptions for the supply chain ethics and the sustainability credentials of this business,” he told City... … [Read more...] about Can fast-fashion pioneer Primark survive the growing demand for ethical clothing?
The camp outside of the city of Velika Kladusa in Bosnia and Herzegovina is growing every day. Its inhabitants: men, women, and children taking the new Balkan route as refugees in search of safety and security in Europe. Here their lodgings consist of improvised tents at best, but more often than not, the only "roof" over their heads is a thin plastic tarp supported by sticks. When it rains, the camp gets particularly bad: wet tents and mud everywhere. "This is not a refugee camp," Kasim from Pakistan said. "It was good in Serbia. We had food and received clothing and good tents there. Here, we have nothing." Changed route The former "Balkan route" used to lead from Greece through Macedonia and Serbia to Croatia or Hungary. Since early 2018, however, there has been a new route. Because the Serbian border with EU countries is practically impassable now, refugees are trying to reach Croatia via Bosnia and Herzegovina instead. They are currently concentrated in two … [Read more...] about Refugees on new Balkan route stuck in limbo