& # 39; This is Grimm's fairy tale and has nothing to do with reality & # 39 ;: Bayern Munich chief rejects Manchester City swap deal between Leroy Sane and David Alaba
- Bayern chairman David Alaba and Leroy Sane swap deal labeled a & # 39; fairytale & # 39;
- City & # 39; s Sane has been on Bayern's radar for a while, but an injury has hindered the way
- City boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of David Alaba for his versatility in defense
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge rejected reports that are not 'reality' ; are
Sane has been on Bayern's radar for some time, with a long-term injury that hinders the chance of moving to the Bundesliga champions for the winger last summer.
City Boss Pep Guardiola is said to be a huge admirer of David Alaba for his versatility in defense, but the chance of a possible barter deal is dead in the water by Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge left.
The former West German international strongly dismissed the rumors of the exchange agreement TZ : & # 39; I've heard rumors circulate that we want to hand David Alaba over to Manchester City in exchange for Leroy Sane.
& # 39; Moreover, I say very clearly: this is Grimm's fairy tale and has nothing to do with reality.
& # 39; I would like to say very clearly that this is not an option for Bayern at all, we are not in the bazaar. & # 39;
Sane has it sidelined for most of the season due to a knee band injury and now the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a new spanner in the works for Sane to return to Germany.
Guardiola admitted that San had been contracted by City a while ago, but still decides his future.
The city manager said: & # 39; The last information I had was that we made him an offer a long time ago and he constantly refused it. So after that I have no more news.
Sane would like to move to Spain if there is no transfer to Bayern.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea anonymously donates £ 270,000 to help fight coronavirus in Spain
- De Gea donated anonymously to help fight the pandemic in Spain
- The generous gesture was made public by the President of the Community of Madrid
- The Spanish death toll from the coronavirus exceeded the official figure from China
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To help tackle former Atletico Madrid . star is said to have made the donation anonymously to the local government in the Spanish capital to supply medical equipment and support vulnerable families.
But the generous gesture was made public by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, President of the Community of Madrid.
She tweeted: & # 39; Thanks De Gea. The great help you have given to the Community of Madrid is the key to fighting COVID-19. Eternally grateful, proud of you. & # 39;
The death toll from Spain from the coronavirus on Thursday surpassed the official figure from China, making it the second highest in the world.
The number of deaths increased by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683 announced in Italy
United teamed up with rivals City for a donation of £ 100,000 to fight the pandemic.
And city boss Pep Guardiola has donated C1 million euros (£ 920,000) to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.
This is a campaign promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation
David Beckham leads his family as soccer players join the rest of the UK in #ClapForNHS … while Wembley turns his bow blue to thank medical help
- David Beckham has led charge among football players in support of the NHS
- A # ClapForNHS movement was launched at 8pm on Thursday
- famous Wembley Arch was also turned blue in support of the health service
- Jamie Vardy and his family also did their bit and uploaded images online
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The country met at 8:00 pm on Thursday evening. stand in front of the door and hold a minute of applause and applaud the workers in the health industry fighting on the front lines.
Beckham was among the many footballers who contributed to the gesture, while many of Premier League clubs went to social media to express their endless gratitude.
Taking to Instagram, football icon Beckham uploaded a short video of himself and his children huddled together clapping and expressing thanks.
At the same time, in North London, the famous arch of Wembley Stadium was lit in blue as a tribute to the National Health Service.
Manchester City & # 39; offered the opportunity to contract David Alaba & # 39; in a barter deal with Leroy Sane, as the winger seems destined to leave the Etihad for Bayern Munich this summer
- [BayernMünchenhasbeenlong-timeadmirersoftheGermanesterLeroySane ] expect them to make a move for the Manchester City man in the summer
- David Alaba was proposed as part of a barter deal, but it doesn't seem likely that
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The city winger has been on the sidelines for most of this season after damage to his previous cruciate ligament in the Community Shield, but neared a comeback to the crisis of coronavirus .
Bayern wanted to sign him for a longer period of time and will try to catch him again in the summer.
Now, according to the German newspaper Bild Pini Zahavi, the new Alabama agent, has proposed to include the defender in a deal for Sane.
Both Sane and Alaba contracts expire in the summer of 2021, meaning both will come in the same summer.
The deal, which had been proposed to City, was considered by both parties. Pep Guardiola led Alaba while with Bayern.
But the report also states that Alaba or Zahavi ultimately did not want the deal to go through.
The 27-year-old would like to move to Spain if he cannot get his contract with Bayern.
He sees a switch to giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona and is not particularly interested in moving to England.
As a result, a barter deal involving Sane and the Austrian international is unlikely to take place.
Bayern Munich & # 39; fears David Alaba will try to force a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona & # 39; while talking to super agent Pini Zahavi to represent him
- David Alaba will have only one year left on his deal with Bayern Munich in the summer
- The 27-year-old Austrian international is going to hire Israeli super agent Pini Zahavi
- Zahavi was hired by Robert Lewandowski to join Real Madrid
The Austrian international's contract with the Allianz Arena expires in 2021, and he has left the door open for a move in recent months.
The Bundesliga champions are worried about the 27-year-old's future, with the left back about to hire Israeli super agent Pini Zahavi.
. The 76-year-old is the same agent hired by Robert. Lewandowski in 2018 when the Polish sniper was looking for a transfer from Bayern to Real Madrid.
After tough negotiations, Bayern bosses finally convinced Lewandowski to extend his contract with the Allianz Arena, but the club is now facing a new battle to keep one of their stars.
The report says Alaba & # 39; s father George is talking to Zahavi about working together, with the duo getting to know each other 10 years after meeting in England.
Zahavi is also known as the agent who brokered Neymar's famous £ 198 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.
And such a move to the camp from Alabama is a prospect Bayern would be concerned about, which could consequently spark interest from Madrid and Barcelona.
Alaba is not the only contract issue for Bayern, with Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer and Thiago all entering the summer of their deals in the summer.
AHEAD OF THE GAME: West Ham owner David Sullivan displeased with chief executive Karren Brady's controversial column urging the Premier League season to be declared invalid
- David Sullivan is said to have words with Karren Brady this week
- The first he heard about her dramatic plan was reading it in a newspaper
- Brady was accused of being interested in a different view of Sullivan
- Manchester City and England striker Lauren Hemp had a happy escape
West Ham United Owner David Sullivan was one of many in football who was not satisfied with his top executive Karren Brady's controversial newspaper column last weekend, calling for the season Premier League to be declared void.
Sullivan is believed to have spoken to Brady this week, not least because he first heard of her dramatic plan – which would drop relegation and become the title Liverpool refused – when he read about it in a national newspaper. ]
Since West Ham is only out of the relegation zone in goal difference and has played more than second-tier games Aston Villa Brady is widely accused of self-interest, with Sullivan taking the opposite view that the season should be played to an end .
English attacker has a lucky escape
Manchester City and English attacker Lauren Hemp had a happy escape after being left in the US due to illness after the SheBelieves Cup.
The 19-year-old hemp stayed with a member of the FA medical team in America because she had gastroenteritis and was not considered good enough to take a transatlantic flight last Thursday. The pair flew home before Donald Trump closed the borders.
Sky Sports News on the move?
Sky Sports News are in talks about moving to a temporary studio at Madejski Stadium in Reading, they should leave their headquarters in West London because of the corona virus.
Normally more than 8,000 employees work at the Isleworth site, but many now work from home as priority is given to Sky News maintenance, which is considered an essential source of public information.
As a result, Sky Sports News staff who go to the studio have been given a safe route to navigate the complex, avoiding contact with Sky News colleagues , while all visitors must take a temperature test and admission is refused to anyone above 37.5 degrees.
Like other sports broadcasts and media outlets, Sky Sports News suffers from a lack of content during the shutdown, leading to fears among staff that it could soon be taken off the air or on a limited timetable for th and for the first time since 1998.
Thumb Injury Stops Charlton & # 39; s Video Game Plans
An innovative Charlton effort to provide football content to fans during the close was thwarted this week. Jonny Williams was forced to withdraw from a scheduled FIFA game against QPR & # 39; s Eberechi Eze – which was scheduled for the night of the club's delayed championship game last Tuesday – with a thumb injury.
Both clubs planned to stream the virtual encounter on their websites, but Williams was considered unsuitable.
However, QPR is so pleased with the idea that they hope to arrange another game for the much admired Eze, who is a transfer target for Crystal Palace and Tottenham.
Leeds under fire from fans
Premier League-chasing Leeds United is under fire from fans for failing to extend the subscription renewal deadline, set on Friday is ending in the light of the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Leeds has frozen its prices for the ninth year when they returned to the top flight for the first time since 2004 and need the pre-sale income from tickets to keep the club going. during the shutdown.
Leeds is willing to discuss special arrangements with friends who are struggling financially, but say extending the deadline would be unfair for 70 percent of existing 23,000 subscribers who have already renewed.
Kenny to dive in for euros
Republic of Ireland Under 21 manager Stephen Kenny is eager to take over the leadership position in August, as instructed, which incumbent Mick McCarthy would take the chance to lead them at the delayed European Championship if they qualify through the playoffs.
Kenny would take over from McCarthy after the euro, but the deferral has left the FA of Ireland deciding to continue the transfer or extend McCarthy's contract for 12 months.
David Beckham & # 39; ready to offer David Silva a big money salary & # 39; to join Inter Miami as the former English captain wants to add experience to MLS newcomers
- David Silva will be a free agent when his Man City contract expires in June
- David Beckham will reportedly try to trick Silva into leaving Europe for America
- The inexperienced side of Miami has its first two games of debut MLS Season
Silva becomes a free agent when his contract with City ends in June. , which ended a ten-year stay full of trophies in the Etihad.
Despite turning 34 in January, Silva is likely to receive offers this summer from many top clubs, with MLS teams sure to be there.
According to the Daily Mirror, Beckham aims to add Silva & # 39; s experience to an inexperienced side from Miami only play their first season in MLS.
The club signed a large number of largely unknown players to form their first team, but lost their first two games with narrow margins.
As a result, Beckham sees Silva as a player who can help his youth in the coming months as soon as football returns after suspension of the corona virus.
The former English captain also believes the Spaniard is the kind of figurehead that could excite the Spanish community in Miami and their impressive support so far can continue.
In December, The Sun reported that Silva was about to negotiate a move to Miami and become their first major name recognition.
However, the latest reports suggest that a move to the US is still a long way off, but Miami remains hopeful of convincing him to join the club.
Silva is currently the longest serving player in City and will lay the curtain on a brilliant decade at the club that has earned four Premier League titles and two FA Cups when he leaves.
Barcelona and Real Madrid & # 39; ready to move & # 39; for Bayern Munich star David Alaba with defender who has not yet signed a new deal with German champions
- David Alaba could leave Bayern Munich this summer after 10 years
- Barcelona and Real Madrid are both ready to make a move for the left back
- He has yet to sign a new deal as the Bundesliga champions loom with interest
- Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Corentin Tolisso are also rumored with endings
Many seasons ago I had the privilege of attending a farewell lunch hosted by the BBC on Portland Place on the occasion of Bryon Butler's retirement.
A radio 2 commentator with a velvety voice and distinctive manner, Bryon was a true professional who commanded respect.
He said that day of BBC Sport standards. Years later, I had a similar departure position for John Motson. For the Radio 5 Live hierarchy, John provided a few reflective anecdotes before concluding that the BBC should never lower their standards.
Legendary commentator John Motson warned the BBC never to drop their standards in the future
However, it seems that the words of Motson & # 39; it was ignored when the BBC attempted & # 39; younger & # 39;
I remember that last comment, because it is becoming increasingly clear that In an attempt to appeal to a younger audience, the BBC sports department fails.
I write as a long-time listener, admirer and collaborator who started summarizing games for them in the mid-1980s. Even as a young person, I was a fan and listened with youthful excitement to the opening bars of the 17:00 Sports Report music. I sat there and hung on every word.
Then I was lucky enough to work with many expert and fine broadcasters. Most were sports-mad and educated as they worked their way up the ladder, often from local radio. They were presenters and commentators married to their roles.
TalkSport has now come along and challenged the listening habits of some sports fans with phone calls, sound bites and a specific and brilliant way to engage enthusiastic youth. supporters, who are more interested in personalities and charismatic characters who often have a crazy opinion.
Social media is a perfect vehicle for this type of radio.
TalkSport has now dropped and has the listening habits of some sports fans challenged
The BBC's mistake has been trying to emulate this success by following the same path. A former BBC expert – a player with a certain reputation – recently told me that the Beeb & # 39; their identity & # 39; as a serious sports programmer. He went on to say that some of the stupidity was an affront to people's intelligence. Strong words perhaps, but there has certainly been a shift. For example,
Programs now become "shows". called. Excuse me, but this is not a music hall. We've been led to believe that this is what the public wants, but I'm not so sure.
The sports crowd listening to great programs like Sportsweek on Sunday – unfortunately no more – and the evening Radio 5 Live sports bulletin wants to hear the issues, the debates and more depth behind the stories.
Instead, we now hear in-house jokes in which it is difficult to listen to the reputation between the broadcasters. Where's the respect? We have & # 39; Pougers & # 39; – also on the way out – and & # 39; Chappers & # 39; and & # 39; Fletch & # 39 ;. Maybe I'm too serious, but my generation appreciated respect.
I remember Brian Clough chastising a friend of mine for calling him "Cloughie". called. He said: & # 39; It is & # 39; Brian & # 39; or & # 39; Mr. Clough & # 39; for you. & # 39; To this day, I always address Sir Alex Ferguson as Sir Alex. I wouldn't call him Fergie.
Diversity now reigns. I'm glad Eleanor Oldroyd has been retained. She is a very good journalist. But I don't understand the modern BBC's obsessive drive for diversity.
I have always believed that if a person is good and hard-working and driven and ambitious, he will achieve it. The cream is always rising. There should be no prejudice based on race, gender or religion. But turn people on their earnings and nothing else.
I know the BBC cannot stand still. I know they need to find and encourage new listeners. But the younger audience that 5 Live is chasing isn't watchful when it comes to TV and radio. They sit on their laptop or phone and watch clips of targets at the touch of a button. Is that the real BBC audience? I do not think so. It's the older generation who grew up on a diet of broadcast sports while listening to excellent match reports from Peter Jones, Bryon Butler, Ian Darke, Peter Brackley, Brian Moore and others. They could paint images.
I still enjoy Pat Murphy and the recently retired Mike Ingham was excellent.
Loyal BBC listeners are at home, in the hospital, driving or walking. They want quality and they can still hear it through the excellent and dedicated commentary from people like John Murray and Ian Dennis.
Ian Dennis is one of the journalists at the BBC who still live on excellent content rt to listen to
But they report to a declining audience. Mark Chapman, a broadcaster with an extremely wide range of sports knowledge, seems to have no choice but to join in on the jokes and over-familiarity. Over the years, I have spoken many times with sensible and serious commentators and analysts – such as Jimmy Armfield and Graham Taylor, both of whom are unfortunately no longer with us. They had put their miles and more into play.
For example, they knew the problems of football management and were dismissive of some of the wacky views expressed by ex-players who have none of the longevity or knowledge accumulated by coaches and managers.
Jimmy and Graham did not have to project themselves or create an image. Their reputation preceded them. They knew the game from all sides.
Football is a game of opinion and in the early years of the 606 dial-up, David Mellor – a Chelsea fan – and Tottenham supporter Richard Littlejohn took the seat. Suddenly the & # 39; brigade had the manager's pocket & # 39; their platform even if they had not watched the match.
Littlejohn had a decent manner, but it was Jimmy Hill who really made the role credible and knowledgeable simply because he could use his experience to balance the agitators' views.
Jimmy Armfield (left) rejected knee shock reactions in football and said so on the radio
Then came blood-curdling, confident Alan Green, who seemed to have an agenda against referees and certain managers. Much of it was not well received in the game.
Now I wonder where a station like 5 Live goes and I ask, is it too late to restore what once made such a great listening experience?
The recent and imminent departments of leading professionals Garry Richardson, Cornelius Lysaght, Jonathan Overend, Jonathan Legard and Mark Pougatch are stunning.
They cannot be easily replaced. Connected listeners, serious journalists who asked the right questions.
There is no substitute for experience and quality. When looking for a younger audience, the BBC threatens to push their existing audience to turn the knob.
Have they lowered standards and misjudged the mood? They should have listened to John Motson.
Garry Richardson's departure from the BBC is just one example of the The fact that the BBC is losing their identity
& # 39; People said, & # 39; Come back & # 39 ;: David Luiz reveals that Chelsea staff started to return him days after Arsenal moved, saying he struggled with emotions around the switch
- David Luiz made a shock change from Chelsea to Arsenal in the summer
- His move of £ 8 million ended the second spell at the club he has a long relationship with
- Luiz has now admitted to struggling with the emotions around the switch
The Brazilian made a shock switch to the Emirates in the summer window – earning a pound of 8 million trekking through the capital – as he called his second spell with Chelsea to an end.
Luiz had a long history with Chelsea and won the Premier League Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.
And he admitted that he initially struggled to sever ties with Chelsea.
& # 39; I can be honest with you, the first three days or weeks were not easy to understand all the emotions or how I felt, because everyone knows my history with Chelsea & # 39; told Luiz to OTRO .
& # 39; I had this bond with everyone in the club. It was so huge and big and I missed them all.
& # 39; With every text I received, people said, "Come back, come back, come back, come back, we're here for you".
& # 39; I'll give you the example of a gentleman there who is 75 years old. He was having breakfast with me the moment he got the opportunity.
& # 39; He texted & # 39; to me: & # 39; I'm still waiting for you to have breakfast here again & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This kind of thing was so difficult for me because I am someone who sees the heart as the most important thing.
& # 39; But then, professionally, I said, "It's a new moment for you. It's something very important to you Maybe if you stay in the comfort zone it's not going to be the best for you? & # 39; & # 39;
But now Luiz insists he is totally focused on bringing back glory to Arsenal: & # 39; It was a top decision. [Arsenal] its a big club. I want to improve this club and make it shine again. The first days were difficult, but there after I started to adjust.
& # 39; Now I am so happy and I want to do big, big things with Arsenal.