CHELSEA and Manchester City are the frontrunners for Erling Haaland's signature this summer, according to reports. The Borussia Dortmund hotshot has hit 27 goals in 25 games this season, including a recent scissor kick spectacular against Schalke . A fee of around £150million is said to be required to prise the Norwegian from the Bundesliga club . In 2022, a release clause worth £75m will activate but Europe's top clubs may not wait for such a reduction. According to Eurosport , Chelsea want to make a statement in the market to highlight their title ambitions under Thomas Tuchel. The Blues are described as confident of their chances of signing Haaland, having made contact with senior figures in his camp. A hefty £260m transfer kitty is reportedly being readied for Tuchel to produce the club's first serious challenge since Antonio Conte won the Premier League in 2017. Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule and AC Milan's Franck Kessie have also been linked, … [Read more...] about Chelsea and Man City leading Erling Haaland transfer race this summer with Dortmund demanding £150m for striker
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For the past 53 years Eleni Tzima and her husband Nasos Tzimas have herded their livestock some 150 kilometers (241 miles) between summer pastures in northwest Greece's isolated highlands down to their winter home in the lowlands. The Tzimas family is part of a millennia-old tradition of transhumance , or the seasonal movement of animals between fixed grazing grounds. But it's a dying one: they are some of the last still practicing this way of farming in the country. During the summer months the couple, both in their 80s, live in a makeshift hut, using solar energy to power a radio, cellphones and lights. They're among the oldest pastoral shepherds to take part in an annual trek, known as "diava", in the mountainous Pindus National Park near Greece's border with Albania. Tzima, who says her husband's ill health means the 2020 trek would likely be their last, describes their way of life as hard but rewarding. "We struggle every day from dawn to dusk. I've never had a day … [Read more...] about A journey with Greece’s last nomadic shepherds
Systematic discrimination barring Gypsies and Travellers from holiday sites and similar services is "common practice", according to groups working with these communities. It comes as Pontins has agreed to change its practices after it was revealed it used an "undesirable guests" list to reject people with Irish names from its holiday parks. Calls were allegedly monitored in Pontins' contact centre to bar Gypsies and Travellers, and that bookings made by people with an Irish accent or surname were refused or cancelled. Pontins' commercial vehicle policy was also used as a way to block bookings. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it received the information from a whistle-blower and has struck a "binding legal agreement" with the holiday camp business. Advertisement The legal agreement requires Pontins' owner, Britannia Jinky Jersey Limited, to conduct an investigation and review its policies. Gypsy and Traveller community … [Read more...] about Systematic discrimination barring Gypsies and Travellers from holiday sites ‘common practice’, community advocates say
Arminia Bielefeld replace Neuhaus with Kramer F1 refuse Bahrain vaccine offer Bobic to leave Frankfurt? March 2 Kramer unveiled as new Bielefeld coach The day after sacking Uwe Neuhaus, the man who got Arminia Bielefeld promoted last season, the club have moved to sign on Frank Kramer as his replacement. Kramer, 48, has recently coached a number of Germany's youth teams and had short stints as head coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf (2015) and Greuther Fürth (2013-15). "Frank is a multi-faceted coach with a wealth of experience in the professional and youth sectors. We are convinced that with his professional and analytical qualities, he is the type of coach that fits the Arminia path and that we need for the next development steps," said sporting director Samir Arabi. Bielefeld currently sit in 16th, the relegation playoff spot, and host Union Berlin on Sunday. Dimitrios Grammozis tipped as fifth Schalke coach Schalke are set to sign Dimitrios … [Read more...] about Sports News Feed: Dimitrios Grammozis to take helm at Schalke?
KYLIAN MBAPPE is officially the most-valuable player in the world - with Erling Haaland bizarrely not even in the top ten. The Paris Saint-Germain striker, 22, is accelerating his charge towards becoming the greatest player on the planet . Mbappe recently obliterated Barcelona with a scintillating hat-trick in PSG's 4-1 Champions League last-16 first-leg win at the Nou Camp. And, according to KPMG's Football Benchmark , Mbappe - already a World Cup winner - is comfortably the most valuable player in the world. The French forward is valued at a staggering £159million, despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. That's makes Mbappe over £50MILLION more valuable than any other player on Earth. Mbappe is tipped to become the talisman as Real Madrid form a new 'Galacticos's squad in the coming months. Los Blancos want to land the PSG star - who grew up supporting the LaLiga giants - this summer. And they hope to pair him with Haaland in 2022 - with … [Read more...] about Top 10 most valuable players in world with Mbappe No1 but Man Utd and Chelsea transfer target Haaland missing out