West Ham told to pay £18m to sign Brazilian this summer

first_img REVEALED 2 The 31-year-old was said to be tempted by the approach, largely because it would improve his wage packet quite considerably.Lyon, however, do not want to lose the defender, whom they only bought this time last year from Besiktas, for cheap. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race Pellegrini has had a busy summer strengthening the West Ham squad Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets moving on Lyon have told West Ham to pay around £18million if they want to sign Marcelo this summer, according to reports.Marcelo, the centre-back, has already been presented with an offer to move to the London Stadium, as talkSPORT told you earlier this month. IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? RANKED According to Le Dauphine, the Ligue 1 outfit have told West Ham to pay at least £18million (€20m) for Marcelo if they truly intend to sign the centre-back this summer.Manuel Pellegrini, the new West Ham manager, has already added two central defenders to his squad at the London Stadium this summer, bringing in Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena from Toulouse and Corinthians respectively. That pair make up just a fraction of West Ham’s seven total signings, with Lukasz Fabianski, the goalkeeper, right-back Ryan Fredericks, and midfielders Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson also brought in on permanent deals. 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ West Ham want sign Marcelo this summer last_img read more

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Transfer gossip: Galatasaray in talks to sign Austin, reports claim

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR…Turkish media reports now claim Galatasaray have held contract talks with Charlie Austin.Reports on Tuesday suggested that Turkey’s champions were keen to sign the QPR striker, whose contract expires at the end of the season.Now it is claimed that Galatasaray have had discussions with him and are looking to sign him this month.Rangers have received no approaches for Austin, who is hoping to eventually join a top Premier League club.Several clubs have been linked with Austin in recent monthsMeanwhile, the Daily Mail have picked up on recent reports linking QPR with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle.It has been claimed that Rangers are pursuing a deal to take the player to Loftus Road during this month’s transfer window.The Mail say QPR are looking to take Gayle on loan, while Norwich City are said to be keen to sign him on a permanent basis. He is said to be rated at £8m.And The Sun claim QPR could get £8m for Matt Phillips from either West Brom or Bournemouth. West London Sport recently revealed that both clubs are interested in a potential deal to sign the winger.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Amazon’s Renaissance Of Reading

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Tags:#E-Books#e-commerce#web “The only thing more perfect than reading is more reading,” declared Amazon in a TV advert for its new Kindle eReader device. At a self-hosted event in Santa Monica today, Amazon launched new versions of its eReader and tablet products. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos spent over an hour on stage, extolling the virtues of the new hardware. But perhaps more importantly, King Jeff showed that Amazon’s reign over the book publishing kingdom continues to advance.While Amazon faces stiff competition in the tablet market, in the eReader market Amazon is dominant. The latest version of the Kindle eReader, named the Paperwhite, boasts a higher resolution, front-lit screen and will retail from $119. It’s a compelling upgrade, but the real reason for Amazon’s dominance in the eReader market isn’t the hardware – it’s Amazon’s continued innovation and market power in eBooks. It’s notable that paper books have also grown, which is evidence of Amazon’s power in the book industry. As Borders and Barnes & Noble shut down more and more of their bricks-and-mortar stores, Amazon’s e-commerce business continues to increase sales – in both paper books and eBooks. Another reason for Amazon’s increasing book sales is that people are buying more books. In a Guardian article last month, Amazon.co.uk described this as a “renaissance of reading.” Amazon claims this renaissance was ushered in by the Kindle. The UK arm of Amazon told the Guardian that “British Kindle users were buying four times as many books as they were prior to owning a Kindle.” That statistic was repeated by Bezos today. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Kindle SinglesKindle Singles are short-form books that typically sell for a couple of dollars each. Bezos positioned Kindle Singles as halfway between a magazine article (under 5,000 words) and a book (over 30,000 words). 3.5 million Kindle Singles have been sold to date, said Bezos, 35 of which have reached the Kindle Top 50.Kindle SerialsToday Amazon introduced a new Kindle book format, which harkens back to an old literature publishing strategy: serials. Just as Charles Dickens used to publish his novels in monthly or weekly installments, Kindle authors can choose to release their books in serial form.From the consumer’s point of view, buy the first “episode” and you’ll receive all future episodes as they are released.Amazon is releasing eight serials initially, priced at $1.99 each (which includes all future installments). In addition, Charles Dickens’ books being re-released as Kindle Serials.All Hail King JeffAdd to the mix other Amazon offerings – like Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Kindle-exclusive books and Kindle Highlights – and Amazon has a formidable service offering for books, of all kinds.Amazon reigns in the book kingdom, which seems to be a good thing for readers and authors. For readers: books are cheaper than ever before, the eReader hardware is getting better (as evidenced by the Paperwhite Kindle launched today), Web services are becoming more flexible (serials, singles) and social (Lending Library, Highlights). For authors: there is an easy and attractive self-publishing option (KDP) and more flexibility in format.Of course some of King Jeff’s subjects aren’t as happy: book publishing houses and competing book retailers probably see it more like The Spanish Inquisition, than a renaissance. But such is the price of progress. For now King Jeff reigns.Photos: The Verge eBook Sales Now 15% Of Total Book Sales According to BookStats 2012, a mid-year report from the Association of American Publishers and Book Industry Study Group, eBooks made up 15 percent of all trade book sales in 2011. In particular, in 2011 eBooks became the number one format for adult fiction.OK, most of that is 50 Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games and similar populist fare (says the snobbish english lit grad). But regardless, it’s undeniable that eBooks have finally taken hold of the publishing industry.Amazon is profiting mightily from eBook trends – whether or not it caused them. Its new eReader, the Kindle Paperwhite, will very likely increase its market leadership.It isn’t just eBook trends and new eReader hardware that is responsible for Amazon’s prime position in the book industry. The company is also shaking things up in book publishing and formats.Kindle Direct PublishingAmazon’s self-publishing service, called Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), gives authors 70% royalties. In a remarkable statistic, Bezos revealed that 27 of the top 100 Kindle books are from the KDP program. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts On stage today, Bezos confirmed that sales of Kindle eBooks overtook paper books around the beginning of 2011. Kindle eBook sales have trended steeply upwards since then. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Fekir agent calls for Liverpool to agree fee with Lyon

first_imgTransfers Fekir agent calls for Liverpool to agree fee with Lyon as he confirms Reds interest Tommy Doleman Last updated 1 year ago 15:16 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nabil Fekir France 2017-18 Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Premier League Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 The Reds are interested in the France international but a deal has not yet been agreed with his current club, according to his representative Nabil Fekir’s agent has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in the Lyon captain but says a deal is yet to be struck for the France international.Fekir scored 18 league goals last season as Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 behind Monaco and runaway champions Paris Saint-Germain.Goal reported last week that Liverpool were ready to step up their pursuit of Fekir  in a deal that could be worth £60 million (€69m/$80m). Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The 24-year-old’s impressive form has been noticed by a number of clubs, including the Reds, but discussions between club and player are yet to take place, according to Fekir’s agent Jean-Pierre Bernes.”Talks with Liverpool will only happen when there is an agreement with Lyon and Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light,” he told French outlet Le Progres .”Liverpool’s interest exists but for now nothing is done. The transfer window is long and other clubs could show interest.”Fekir has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich among other clubs.Liverpool recently completed the signing of Fabinho from Monaco and will also have Naby Keita join them this summer from RB Leipzig.The Reds are likely to add to their squad before the end of the summer , with offensive targets particularly sought after to add depth to the squad. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need him

first_imgArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need himby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has ruled out a January move for Mesut Ozil.The German has fallen out of favour as of late and missed Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-finals with Tottenham, with Emery citing “tactical reasons” behind the decision.However, the Spaniard insists Ozil remains important to his plans.He told reporters: “I want every player with a good mentality to help us. He can give us his quality and his characteristics. We need Mesut Ozil.”Every player wants to play and help the team when we need them. The frustration is the same for everybody when they haven’t played a match.”I have told him what we need from him. He has the commitment to help us and the quality and the characteristics to help us when the team need him on the pitch.”Tomorrow he is in the 18 players in the squad.”When asked again on whether Ozil’s future lies at Arsenal, Emery said: “Yes, why not?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoIsco pal slams Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari

first_imgIsco pal slams Real Madrid coach Santiago Solariby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA friend of Real Madrid star Isco has hit out at coach Santiago Solari on social media.Despite Madrid’s injury crisis, Isco was not even brought on for the win at Real Betis, with a number of reserve team players and youngsters picked ahead of him. Friend of the player, Aitor Costa, exploded in a rage on social media and lashed out at Solari for his reluctance to select the Spain international.”Solari has the same idea of football as I do of engineering,” he wrote on Instagram, then describing the Madrid boss as a “murderer of football”.Costa’s profile shows a number of pictures of him alongside Isco. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Nigel Clough I hope Guardiolas got more than a glass of

first_imgBurton manager Nigel Clough has elicited humor after his side suffered a humiliating 9-0 defeat to Manchester City.He admits he hoped Pep Guardiola had “more than one glass” of wine on offer for the post-match drink.Although Burtons hope of reaching the finals has been dashed by this heavy defeat, Clough is still in high spirits for reaching this stage of the competition and when asked what Guardiola told him at the end of the Match, Clough was full of nice words.Burton AlbionBurton boss wants to make history Manuel R. Medina – January 22, 2019 For Nigel Clough, a single goal against Manchester City would suffice to make his team very happy after losing 9-0 in the first leg…“He said: ‘Come in for a glass of wine.’ I hope he’s got more than a glass,” said the visiting manager  via The Guardian “Do I wish we hadn’t played? Not at all, we have made history in getting this far. It wasn’t about tonight it was about the achievement of getting here. We kept going right to the end, they were shouting: ‘We want 10’. And we stopped them, that’s a positive for us.“I told them that front five, if they reach the Champions League semi-final, will give Real Madrid or whoever they play a problem.”last_img read more

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PSG continues good run in Ligue 1

first_imgA single goal by Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain its 22nd consecutive win in the 2018-2019 French Ligue 1 season.Edinson Cavani scored a penalty goal in the 42nd minute against Bordeaux to continue Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) perfect run in the French Ligue 1.The victory puts them 13 points ahead of LOSC, who have one more game played in the 2018-2019 season.And for manager Thomas Tuchel, it was a difficult game, but they managed to overcome all obstacles.“We really struggled to score, despite playing an excellent first half. We dominated, won back possession well and created a lot of chances,” he told the club’s official website.“We have played 4-4-2 a lot recently, but we can also play in different formations.”“Tonight Edinson suffered a muscle injury. The match against Manchester United is coming up very soon, and we will use the time to recover as quickly as possible,” he told the media.“This match is a huge challenge for us and it’s always better to play these types of matches with your key players. We already know that Ney is out, and we have doubts about Marco (Verratti) and Edi (Cavani).”“I am very happy to be back on the pitch after a few weeks on the sidelines. We had chances in the first half, but we suffered more in the second,” PSG midfielder Marco Verratti added.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“We need to keep improving. We didn’t manage to kill the game off. Everyone is impatient for Tuesday’s game. It will be a magnificent match to be a part of and we have confidence in our own ability.”“We all know that this is a very important match for us and the club. We need everyone to win,” he commented.“We need to attack and defend together. I am convinced we will play well.”“I didn’t play for several weeks before signing here, but I felt good on the pitch tonight,” Leandro Paredes said as he debuted in the midfield.“I’ve been here for a few days now and have been made to feel at home by the other players. We have a very big match coming up on Tuesday against Manchester. We will do everything to prepare as well as possible.”3⃣ points ✔️Now the attention turns to @ManUtd 🔜 pic.twitter.com/j1MvKk3jcs— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 9, 2019last_img read more

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