Arsenal lead Chelsea in race to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal lead Chelsea in race to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Apr 2019 6:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link53Shares Comment Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser is wanted by both Arsenal and Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are leading the race to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser with talks over a new deal having stalled, according to football.london.Unai Emery is said to have identified the Scotland international as a cut-price potential signing have been impressed with his performances this season which have yielded 13 assists and seven goals.The Spaniard is likely to working with a restricted budget this summer, regardless of whether or not he can secure Champions League qualification.Three defeats in as many matches have severely dented Arsenal’s hopes of securing a top four place in the Premier League and face Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi final on Thursday at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityEmery is desperate to add to his forward line in the close season with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi having endured mixed campaigns and January loan signing Denis Suarez already on his way back to Barcelona having failed to make a single start following his arrival from Barcelona in January.Fraser, 25, has just over a year remaining on his current contract but has shelved talks over an extension with Bournemouth unwilling to offer him significantly improved terms.‘They are a huge club, a massive club,’ he said of Arsenal’s interest recently. ‘When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well. Emery: I don’t agree with the first yellow cardTo 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 6:59FullscreenEmery: I don’t agree with the first yellow cardhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-dont-agree-yellow-card-1914580/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.‘I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.’Chelsea are also monitoring Fraser’s situation but it is Arsenal who are said to be in pole position.Maurizio Sarri appears destined to lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid come the end of the season but Chelsea have already recruited his likely replacement in the shape of Christian Pulisic.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Agent: ‘Balotelli should just retire’

first_img Loading… “However, at this point, it’s obvious now that he has to stop playing football.” SuperMario’s last few experiences at Manchester City, Milan, Liverpool, Nice and Olympique Marseille all ended in fairly bitter circumstances. Valcareggi puts some of the blame on Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola. read also:Balotelli to resume Brescia training “I think Raiola has to accept some of the responsibility, because he ought to help Balotelli to improve. Instead, he presents him as this great champion and then the results are embarrassing.”— FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Agent Furio Valcareggi has some very strong advice for Brescia outcast Mario Balotelli. ‘It’s obvious now he has to stop playing football.’ Brescia forward Mario Balotelli wanted by Vasco Da gama, Galatassaray The striker turns 30 in August and has practically split from Brescia after a series of disagreements, which culminated in him being turned away from the training ground yesterday. He was allowed back in this evening for medical tests and a brief session, but only after his teammates had already left. “I would’ve signed Balotelli last season,” noted agent Valcareggi told TMW Radio.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Irvine fights to win round sceptics

first_img Victory would move the Baggies level on points with United to underline their revival but Irvine knows their form must continue. He said: “People have been really friendly from day one. I have had West Brom fans coming up to me in all sorts of places and on every occasion they have been extremely friendly, encouraging and complimentary. “I guess it’s harder for them to be rude to my face but they probably wouldn’t come up if that was the case. “I can’t control if the fans like me. I would obviously like them to like me and think I was doing a good job but the only thing which will convince them about that is the results the players get.” The Baggies host Manchester United on Monday after Irvine shrugged off a rocky start to begin to recover at the Hawthorns. Albion have won three of their last four games in all competitions and were unlucky to lose 2-1 at Liverpool last time out in the Barclays Premier League. Alan Irvine has admitted even the West Brom players would have questioned his appointment. The run comes after Irvine failed to win in his first four league games, leading to early rumblings of discontent from Albion fans who had been unconvinced by his arrival. Irvine, who replaced Pepe Mel, has praised his players for their recent form but admitted even they may have needed assurances he was the right man. He said: “The players have been brilliant, from the very start they have been brilliant. It wouldn’t have just been the fans thinking ‘is this the right appointment?’ “I’m quite sure the players would have wondered about that. But from the first day they have been extremely welcoming and unbelievably responsible. “They go around their training in a great way. I do know there’s a good feeling among the players at this time and they are happy with the work they are doing. They are happy we are progressing but they also know we all need to be better. “The fortunate thing from my point of view is they are all pulling in the same direction. Part of my job is to keep them pulling in the same direction.” Irvine was unable to pick his full-strength side in the opening weeks and still has Porto loanee Silvestre Varela out after groin surgery. Victor Anichebe is also a doubt for Monday’s game after hernia trouble but captain Chris Brunt is expected to be fit after he suffered a groin problem on international duty with Northern Ireland. Press Associationlast_img read more