The impending departure of Alexis Sánchez to join Internazionale on a permanent deal has freed up funds for United to move for Sancho. Inter are not expected to pay a fee for the former Arsenal forward but will commit to taking over his contract worth £390,000 a week for the final 12 months of his three-year deal. … [Read more...] about Manchester United close to deal with Dortmund after Sancho agrees terms
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Word of warning for Ed, not known as someone who is known for getting stuff done quickly when a long-running transfer saga is the alternative: Borussia Dortmund have set a time-limit of 10 August to agree a fee that is going to be north of £100m – with £108m set as the highest estimate. What happens if that deadline is not met is anyone’s guess, though smart money must be on, well, another long-running transfer saga. The suggestion is that United can pay in instalments. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to go for £18m Reguilón over Chilwell?
Bundesliga transfers: Where will Havertz, Sancho, Götze and others end up Dayot Upamecano - RB Leipzig With his contract set to expire in 2021, RB Leipzig will need to move this summer if they are going to get a decent payoff for the 21-year-old . Bayern Munich are said to be interested, but the fixed transfer fee in his contract is €60 million. Leipzig are keen to extend his contract, but since it only runs for another year, his agent has been playing for time. … [Read more...] about Bundesliga transfer blog: Goalkeeper change in Berlin
Health experts’ painkiller warning – Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and opioids can do “more harm than good” and should not be prescribed for chronic pain, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says. It cites “little or no evidence” that the commonly used drugs make any difference to quality of life, pain or psychological distress in people with long-term pain. Draft guidance, which is open to public consultation until 14 August, says people should instead be offered supervised group exercise programmes, psychological therapy or acupuncture. Antidepressants might also be considered for some people with chronic primary pain, Nice says. … [Read more...] about Tuesday briefing: Britons flee Brexit by the thousands
Martin Cruddace, CEO of the Reuben Brothers’ Arena Racing Company, which owns Newcastle’s Gosforth Park racecourse, said his employer had, among other things, planned to help the Saudis establish a “hub of sporting excellence” in the north-east. “We would welcome any resurrection of talks and progress with the Premier League,” Cruddace said. “The Reuben brothers remain totally supportive of the deal should there be a way forward.” … [Read more...] about More than 70,000 Newcastle fans sign petition demanding takeover answers