Arsenal submitted transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha to put pressure on Nicolas Pepe

first_imgArsenal submitted transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha to put pressure on Nicolas Pepe Coral BarryTuesday 1 Oct 2019 4:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Comment Zaha was desperate to join Arsenal during the summer (Picture: Getty)Zaha handed in a transfer request in a bid to force his way out of the club, but Crystal Palace were furious with Arsenal’s valuation of their star attacker.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter a £40m opening bid was submitted, Palace described the offer as ‘derisory’, but it appears Arsenal were trying to put pressure on Pepe’s team to make a decision.While Zaha may not be pleased to be used as a pawn in negotiations with Pepe’s representatives, his rival has failed to hit the ground running at Arsenal. Advertisement Pepe is Arsenal’s record signing (Picture: Getty)Arsenal made an offer for Wilfried Zaha in a bid to put pressure on Nicolas Pepe to agree terms on a move to the Emirates, reports say.Pepe joined Arsenal in a £72million transfer from Lille during the summer in a massive coup for the reportedly cash-strapped Gunners.The Athletic claim discussions between Pepe’s team and intermediaries for Arsenal began in February, as the London club aimed to lay the groundwork for their summer deals well ahead of time.Pepe would eventually become Arsenal’s record signing, but not before the Gunners made a play to lure Zaha to the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Pepe is facing a confidence crisis (Picture: Getty)‘The confidence must come back. I am not very worried. People may be worried about statistics, but I’m not.‘I have to keep working because the level is different, so is the language. It’s a new championship for me. I have to adapt quickly but it will not be long.’MORE: Manchester United star Paul Pogba could miss Newcastle clash after injury setback against ArsenalMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Pepe cut a frustrated figure in Arsenal’s draw with Manchester United on Monday night and admitted his confidence is low after a difficult start to life in London.‘[My start] It’s not been easy, we must tell the truth,’ Pepe told RMC after last night’s stalemate.I’m not good enough in my stats or my usual form, it’s not the same as in Lille or during the Liverpool match early in the season.last_img read more

Forget luxury real estate, an affordable property was the one most potential buyers viewed in Queensland this week

first_img165 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.It has four bedrooms, and six bathrooms and is a contemporary home on the river.The four-level home has all the high tech bells and whistles. It has a large home office and library which has been set up as a “designated business space’’ separate from the home. 7 Kenrose St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auDownstairs are three bedrooms, an open plan second kitchen and living room. There is a bathroom and a laundry and utility room plus a covered patio. 4 Millicent St. Shailer Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThe house, which is listed through the Mark Coleman Team at RE/MAX Territory – Shailer Park has an asking price in the high $500,000s.The four-bedroom home has been updated and has blackbutt timber flooring. 7 Kenrose St, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auUpstairs are polished hard wood floors and plantation shutters. The living and dining area are open plan and there is a front balcony.A home at 1 Gearside St, Everton Park seeking offers of more than $475,000 rounded out top five listings this week. 4 Millicent St, Shailer Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is a bar within the living area and the kitchen has gloss acrylic cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops and an induction cooktop.Carina was home to the fourth most popular listing this week with a five-bedroom house at 7 Kenrose St. It is listed for $785,000 through Tony Ugrinic of @Realty – Carina.The dual-living home is on 706 sq m. 1 Gearside St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home, listed through Liam Mahony at Coronis – Arana Hills, has a very large outdoor living area.center_img 20 Joachim St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.auFORGET luxury real estate this affordable property was the one most potential buyers viewed in Queensland this week.The four-bedroom home at 20 Joachim St, Holland Park West was the most viewed property on realestate.com.au in Queensland this week.The house is listed for buyers in the mid $600,000s through Dianne Deem of Ray White Eight Mile Plains. 20 Joachim St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is described as a good entry level investment in the suburb.The two-storey house overlooks parklands and is close to public transport.It has polished hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen with a dishwasher and four bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs is a second bathroom and the potential to create a living area.It was back to the luxury market for the second most popular this week, a home in blue chip Chelmer at 165 Laurel Ave.The home, is listed through Hannah Dodds of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty Paddington. 1 Gearside St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auThe post war home has three bedrooms, polished timber floors and an updated kitchen and dining area with a gas cook top and range hood. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago165 Laurel Ave, Chelmer.Inside the home are floating timber stairs which lead up to the main living areas.Open plan living areas lead out to outdoor terraces with a heated lap pool, spa and poolside barbecue kitchen.A home at 4 Millicent St, Shailer Park was popular with prospective buyers this week coming in third on the list of most viewed homes.last_img read more

Life imprisonment for 2 men who killed cop

first_imgEven when Guadaña already fell down,both accused continued stabbing, clearly showing that both intended to kill,according to former Bacolod City councilor Caesar Distrito, legal counsel ofthe Guadaña family. In a 13-page decision, Judge FernandoElumba sentenced Gilbert Batayola and Rafael Hipty to a life in prison (maximumof 40 years) at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City.  Police Officer 1 EngilbertGuadaña was killed on May 30, 2010 while responding to a stabbing incident atthe Home for the Blind on Jayme Street, Barangay Mansilingan. According to the court, Batayola andHipty, treacherously took turns stabbing Guadaña. BACOLOD City – The Regional TrialCourt, Branch 42 found guilty two men in the death of a police officer of theBacolod City Police Office (BCPO). The police officer died of 10 stabwounds.  “Finally, justice has been served toGuadaña, a young policeman with a promising career but stopped by thetreacherous acts of the suspects. They deserve such highest penalty that can beimposed under our law,” said Distrito./PNlast_img read more

Point, Counter point: Best female sideline reporter

first_imgSchmoldt’s take:This is a tough decision because there are so many ways to run with it. There are some very good sideline reporters, including Dave’s pick. I also have a personal preference toward Jill Arrington, and one day this spot could very well be held by the up-and-coming Erin Andrews, but it’s a little too early for that.Nonetheless, I will take a reporter who has really only been able to showcase her talent for a brief while, but in that time, made my life complete — and actually knew what she was talking about as well. I’m talking about Melissa Stark, and anyone who has seen or heard her obviously knows there is no argument that would beat me here.She’s diverse, having covered pretty much every sport, from figure skating to golf’s “Battle at the Bighorn,” but most of you probably remember her as the blonde fact-monger that made an already moronic Eric Dickerson look even more insane than he was on “Monday Night Football.”I remember her being able to silence an entire sports bar just by showing up on the big screen, though usually her well-researched analysis stole the show. Unfortunately, she and her husband, who I envy, decided that it was time to expand their family and thus ruin my life, as she had to “take the year off” of “Monday Night Football” to have a child. Even more unfortunate, that “year” seems to have turned into years, showing that ABC obviously has problems.Instead, she has joined the NBC ranks and now makes her living on MSNBC and the likes. We can only hope that the smart and pleasing-to-the-eye Melissa Stark will grace our boob-tube when the Olympics begin later this year.Until then, she has still won my heart, and this contest, by a landslide.Although, let’s be honest boys, we’re arguing over a bunch of women who love sports … outside of a few — which I will not name out of respect — can we really go wrong?McGrath’s take:Tough decision? What does that Schmoldt character think he is talking about? Pancakes or waffles, Corvette or Hummer, “Power Rangers” or “Captain Planet.” Those are tough decisions.Best female sideline reporter? Please. Just like when choosing between … there is only one option. ESPN’s Suzy Kolber.Kolber’s appeal stretches across the entire spectrum of human existence. As an independent female who commonly deals with male behemoths many times her size, Kolber is the ultimate symbol of female empowerment. I mean, who else do you know that turned down the advances of a charming, sweet-talking and slightly inebriated Joe Namath (arguably sports’ all-time biggest sex symbol) cold. Now that’s empowerment.Men, in general can find many things appealing about her.Beauticians can adore her spunky hairdo, which won two titles in the 2003 Crown Awards run by Super-Hair.net.Fashion experts look to Kolber and her snazzy outfits with an envious eye.For those who are visually impaired, Kolber’s soothing, seraphic voice is one that brings serenity to the soul.And for those who are hearing-impaired on the other hand, well, Kolber won’t be blinding them anytime soon.On the 100 chaotic yards of grass, NFL players and jealous cheerleaders that is the sideline, Kolber reigns supreme. Using her unparalleled skills of observation, interviewing and sprinting in heels, Kolber has become the Dan Marino of sideline reporters: the best ever never to make it to the Super Bowl, a terrible side effect of working for a cable network. And it isn’t like Kolber is a one-sport wonder. She is the Deion Sanders of female sports reporting. Along with her usual ESPN “Sunday Night Football” duties, Kolber is the lead interviewer and second-string host for the NFL Draft coverage. She also hosts the most in-depth NFL show out there, “NFL Matchup,” where Kolber shows she knows just as much as any offensive coordinator. In fact, rumor has it the Cleveland Browns were interested in her, but then again, who isn’t?Tough decision, Schmoldt? The only thing tough about it is picking against Kolber. Way to go, tough guy.last_img read more