Mario Pasalic left Chelsea for Atalanta for £ 12.5 million summer deal – after not making any appearance for the Blues since joining the Hajduk Split club in 2014
- Mario Pasalic joined Chelsea from Hajduk Split in 2014 but never played for club
- Pasalic has been loaned to Elche, Monaco, Milan, Spartak and Atalanta
- ] The midfielder signed a new contract with Chelsea last summer until 2022
Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic plans to join Atalanta this summer in a £ 12.5 million deal after not making any appearance for the Blues in six years. Monaco, Milan and Spartak Moscow prior to a season-long loan spell on Atalanta final installment.
In 2017, Pasalic signed a new four-year deal Chelsea, which expires in the summer of 2022, but according to the Guardian he will permanently leave the club this summer.
International Croatia, who has made 12 appearances for his country, scored the winner in Atalanta & 2-1; s 2-1 win over Roma on Saturday.
That victory leaves the club in fourth place in the Serie A table, six free from Roma but nine points behind in third place Inter.
The departure of Pasalic will help Chelsea to fund a large number of summer signings as they strengthen their team when their two-window transfer ban expires.
Chelsea has already secured the signing of £ 33m from Hakim Ziyech of Ajax, who is moving to Stamford Bridge on July 1.
David Beckham & # 39; signs £ 180 million sponsorship agreement with Qatar for his new football club Inter Miami & # 39;
David Beckham has to reportedly signed a £ 180 million sponsorship agreement with Qatar for his new Inter Miami football club.
The deal has been on the map for weeks after reportedly & # 39; secret conversations & # 39; have been conducted between the football player and his agent David Gardner.
A source told The Sun : & This deal wipes the word with previous sponsorship deals. Becks and his agent David Gardner are incredibly hands-on, determined to get the best conditions possible.
Qatar wants to encourage investment abroad to improve and soften its image . Miami and the Beckham brand fit in perfectly with this. & # 39;
In exchange for the lump sum, Qatar will see their logo waving on all the equipment and merchandise of the football club, as well as the center of attention in their stadium in Miami, Florida.
The club plays its inaugural match against FC Dallas on March 22.
MailOnline has contacted Beckham & # 39; s representative for comment.
Fans left in the dark about the deal, which was signed two weeks ago, started at to ask if the club would be the first to enter Major League Soccer without a sponsor.
The Qatar Foundation, reportedly a charity, previously sponsors FC Barcelona for two seasons – with a shirt-sponsoring contract worth £ 125 million.
The Qatar Foundation was founded by the royal family of the Golf Emirate and was seen as an attempt to increase their football success.
By drawing a mixed response from fans, the sponsorship left a little wondering how a deal could be made with a country where homosexuality is illegal and allegedly human rights violations and corruption would occur.
Sources told The Sun that Beckham has told it will relax his policies in the future.
Beckham reportedly announced his support for Qatar to organize the 2022 World Cup.
The popular Super Bowl halftime show is only 13 minutes long, but the million dollar minute ( £ 750k per minute) extravaganza costs thousands of people, months of planning and almost military precision to get going.
Organizers have the enormous task of turning a football field into a concert hall and back in less than half an hour, without damaging the playing surface.
Halftime at the 54th Super Bowl on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Miami is led by Latina pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. It will also include surprising artists and other ensemble singers, said Dan Parise, a producer who works with Roc Nation, the entertainment company that produces the show with the National Football League.
PepsiCo sponsors the show for the eighth consecutive year. A source with direct knowledge of the show said it would cost around $ 13 million (£ 9.8 million), a figure that an NFL spokeswoman refused to confirm.
& # 39; There are so many aspects, the dancers, the lighting elements, the special effects, & # 39; said Parise. "It's like a big puzzle."
The work begins almost a year in advance, said Mark Quenzel, senior vice president of NFL for programming and production. Organizers look for the location for logistical obstacles or unique structural elements that they can use to their advantage.
In 2014, for example, producers had to keep Bruno Mars & # 39; show relatively simple, because it was impossible to predict field conditions at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, a rare Super Bowl outdoor area.
This year, said Parise, a newly renovated overhang at Hard Rock Stadium that enabled the deployment of more advanced audio equipment.
All in all, production takes 2,000 to 3,000 people to produce, said Quenzel, who is on his 10th halftime show.
Like previous performances, this year's show will be a & # 39; audience & # 39; have around 800 people in the field, mostly children from local schools who have been cast beforehand and have to rehearse with the artists
They are often asked to play a greater role than t of cheering fans. During Justin Timberlake & # 39; s 2018 rendering of & # 39; Mirrors & # 39; the crowd on the field held mirrors up to reflect stadium lights.
LIKE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS
The greatest achievement of coordination is setting up which is driven on 38 separate carts, each displacing 12 people. Another 18 carts, with 6-person teams, carry the audio equipment.
Like air traffic controllers, team leaders with headphones control each team. A stage piece that ends up in the wrong place, even a few centimeters, can be disastrous, Quenzel said.
The line-up takes eight minutes, the show itself takes around 13. Removing the stage takes just over six minutes, Quenzel said, before the teams re-take the field.
During the show, staff wait behind the scenes at predetermined places to wear clothing during wardrobe changes that must be carried out to the second, Quenzel said. "Part of the show's art is what we don't show you, what you don't see," he said.
An example that stood out against Quenzel was in 2015, when pop star Katy Perry wanted to hit her & # 39; Roar & # 39; to sing.
She and the producers thought it would be nice if she would ride a golden lion. The 20-foot (6.1 m) mechanical beast was placed on wheels hidden by legs that were pushed back and forth by artists to imitate footsteps.
For such a huge spectacle, there is precious little time to rehearse. Shakira and Lopez already started separate rehearsals in December, Parise said, but only had a few days to practice together.
Rehearsals usually took place at the Miami Dolphins practice facility before moving to the Super Bowl stadium on Wednesday. "We worked 12 to 15 hours a day," Parise said.
Communication is another challenge. In addition to the hundreds of people hired by the NFL, each artist has huge teams of dancers and staff. To get everyone on the same page, producers hire industry veterans, including producer Ricky Kirshner and director Hamish Hamilton.
Sunday's show would contain many special effects and dances. But with everything in the schedule, it's important to remember that the show isn't the most important event, Quenzel said.
& # 39; We have never lost the side show, & # 39; he said. ]
Antonee Robinson's dream of £ 10 million move from Wigan to AC Milan failed after medical tests could not be completed before the transfer from Italy at 8:00 PM the defender & # 39; stripped & # 39; let
- Antonee Robinson flew back to Wigan after leaving & # 39; stripped & # 39; Wigan and AC Milan had agreed a permanent move of £ 10 million for the left back
- Robinson underwent a collapse
- 72 hours were needed to complete tests that curved the deal
medical treatment in Milan, but required further tests to seal movement
Wigan has confirmed Antonee Robinson's £ 10 million to AC Milan collapsed hours before the transfer deadline after medical tests could not be completed on time.
The two clubs had agreed a £ 10 million fee for the left back who moved the 22-year-old to the Rossoneri less than a year after joining Wigan from Everton for £ 1.3 million.
But Wigan has issued a statement on their official website confirming that the time required to complete medical tests has shrunk the move.
The statement read: & # 39; Wigan athletic defender Antonee Robinson stays in DW Stadium after his move to AC Milan could not be completed.
& # 39; Robinson, 22, traveled to Milan this morning after the two clubs agreed a fee for the permanent transfer on Thursday evening.
& # 39; The American international has undergone a medical examination at AC Milan, although further medical tests were required at the Italian authorities, which were subject to a 72-hour deadline.
& # 39; As such, the deal could not be formally ratified before the Italian transfer deadline at 8:00 pm on Friday. & # 39;
According to The Sun Robinson has now returned to Lancashire and there would be & # 39; stripped & that his dream is moving to Milan.
The American international had impressed scouts from Milan with his performance this period after starting all of the Wigan & # 39; s Championship games this season.
His turnout was all the more surprising, given the lack of playing time he was offered at Everton.
The defender came through the Toffees & # 39; academy but was loaned to Bolton and Wigan in successive seasons before joining Wigan in July of last year.
Lancashire wants to earn £ 8 million after it turns out to be the second largest test audience in Old Trafford's history for the fourth test
- More than 21,000 tickets have been sold for the last match day on Sunday
- More than 115,000 fans will have honored Old Trafford to view the fourth test
- The previous highest turnout in Old Trafford was 120,417 back in 1961
The second largest crowd that Old Trafford grace for a Lancashire will generate a staggering income of more than £ 8 million, The Mail on Sunday understands.
With more than 21,000 tickets moved for the final day, officials are convinced that more than 115,000 tourniquets are held for five days.
That figure is only overshadowed by the 120,417 who witnessed part of the Ashes Test of 1961 in Manchester, in which Richie Benaud took six second innings wickets to To lead Australia to an unlikely 54-run victory that would eventually win the series for tourists.
The Last Ashes Test in Old Trafford, in 2013, drew 111,498, while the never-to-be-forgotten draw of 2005, in which thousands were excluded for a dramatic final day, drew in 108,993.
In a stunning summer for Lancashire, the county counted an incredible £ 2 million at the 23,500 site location in June for the World Cup conflict between India and Pakistan and record profits are a formality.
Arsenal & # 39; s Hector Bellerin no doubt leaves his 1.8 m followers what he thinks of the prime minister with an & # 39; f *** Boris & # 39; Tweet on election morning
- The British public has
- Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn vying to become the British Prime Minister
- Arsenal star Hector Bellerin asked people to vote and said: & # 39; F *** Boris & # 39;
- Corbyn is an avid fan of Arsenal and has a good relationship with Bellerin
Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has weighed in the political debate as people go to the polls before today's elections.
Bellerin, who came from Arsenal as a young man from Barcelona, shared his opinion about the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took over from [TheresaMay earlier this year
added & # 39; Young people have a chance to change what the future can be & # 39 ;, he told his flowers. "Today is the chance for all Brits to influence what your future and those who live here."
He ended the tweet with the hashtags: & # 39; F *** Boris & # 39; and & # 39; GoVote & # 39 ;.
Johnson hopes to win a majority with which he can get his Brexit deal through parliament, which is currently at an impasse. The prime minister wants to get & # 39; Brexit done & # 39; and make the country move forward.
Bellerin's tweet is probably dropped well with Labor supporters, with party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, an avid fan of Arsenal.
The 70-year-old old, who is the MP for Islington, is a friend of Bellerin, who met the Arsenal star during an event in 2017.
The couple speaks Spanish and got a good band, Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan said the couple excluded him from a conversation during the event while they spoke Spanish.
& # 39; Later, fellow Arsenal fan Jeremy Corby came by to talk to him, & # 39; Morgan said. & # 39; When I tried to interrupt, the Labor leader – whose wife is Mexican – immediately switched to fluent Spanish to keep me out of the conversation. & # 39;
Wolves complete £ 17 million Signing of Striker Patrick Cutrone of AC Milan
- The 21-year-old is aiming for a first team place after signing a four-year deal
- Cutrone scored 27 goals in 90 matches in all competitions for Milan
- Will Norris and Rafa Mir were loaned to Ipswich and Nottingham Forest
Wolves have concluded a £ 17 million deal for Patrick Cutrone from AC Milan with the striker the second new arrival in Molineux this summer.
The Midlands Club unveiled Real Madrid younger Jesus Vallejo last week for a season-long loan and succeeded with the capture of Cutrone.
The 21-year-old scored 27 goals in 90 games for Milan and has a lonely international appearance to his name after making his Italy bow in 2018.
Cutrone is Wolves & # 39; s second signing of the become summer after completion at £ 17m
Cutrone & # 39; s arrival will add depth to the club's attack options while they are competing in the Europa League this season and he says he can't wait to get started at his new club.
& # 39; I am very happy to be here because the club really wanted me & # 39 ;, he told the club's official website. "I am very happy and want to give everything to the team.
" The club really wanted me and it is fantastic to be able to play for Wolves in the Premier League. I just can't wait to get started. & # 39;
Cutrone has already set his sights on capturing a first team section under the new manager Nuno Espirito Santo and says that he likes his game.
I've been here to play football. I will have to settle first and I am looking forward to the field to play.
& # 39; You never stop learning and I am here to learn new things, but I will definitely give everything for the team. & # 39;
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When it comes to the problems that Everton drag into an unthinkable relegation battle, the execution of Marco Silva was just the tip of the iceberg.
The ax finally fell on the Portuguese on Thursday evening, but in the way this was a fierce reaction to the thump of the previous evening on Anfield.
It was a decision that had been coming on and off for ten months, with Silva staggering the edge of the bag more than once because of the wildly inconsistent shape and results on his part.
Everton manager Marco Silva was fired Thursday with the club in 18th place
Silva was a good man. A man who did his best and managed to get some promising impressions from his players at the beginning and the end of last season.
The problem was what came between those periods and what we've seen for most of the current campaign – largely lifeless executions, without attack power and full of defensive errors. Not a good mix for any side, especially with high ambitions such as Everton.
This was the season in which Farhad Moshiri's ambitious plan finally got back on track after three and a half years of mistakes and false dawn.
The Iranian billionaire arrived in Goodison Park in 2016 with a dream to bring the club back to the Champions League and build a stunning new £ 500 million home on the River Mersey. Only half of his plan seems to come true.
It was hoped that Silva would be the man to build the team – with the help of football director Marcel Brands – to crack the established order of the Premier League and break the trend of short-term appointments.
Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce lasted just over two years between them with Moshiri in charge, and there was a real desire, both among the leaders and the fans, to see that Silva and his staff succeed where those before them did not have.
There were reservations about his lack of experience in England, which led to a ultimately failed relegation battle with Hull and a few up and down months at Watford, but his personality and style of football were a big improvement. on his predecessor Big Sam.
He was not a manager who focused his words on supporters, or someone who could attract the very best players with his reputation, but the first few months of his reign suggested that he could linger longer than the three men for him.
Then Jordan Pickford made that mistake at Anfield, allowing Divock Originated to score a 96th minute winner, and all confidence seemed to run away from a team looking for a return to Europe.
Silva was lucky enough to keep his job in the miserable period that followed, but another loss in Anfield – this time on 5-2 thrashing on Wednesday night – made Moshiri, Brands and the Everton the last straw plate.
The former boss of Sporting Lisbon had looked like a dead man who had been walking since a terrible 2-0 home defeat against when bottoming out Norwich last month. It was, simply put, one of the worst performances I can ever remember in Goodison – and there have been a few over the years.
Silva & # 39; s problems, however, went far beyond a single result. The defense of his team – especially from set pieces – had always been messy, while Michael Keane and Co were constantly caught against Liverpool by long balls.
The Portuguese also struggled to get the best out of its attacking players, with Everton's attackers often appear mindless when they are somewhere near the opposition's 18-yard box.
Silva had bad luck this season with VAR decisions and injuries and missed at least a few players, namely Abdoulaye Doucoure and Mario Mandzukic, whom he wanted to add to his team last summer.
But no matter how you look at it, the talent in the Toffees team should have been enough to keep the club free from the relegation zone. Instead, we are 18th Saturday after 15 games.
He had failed to find a system to get the best out of what he had available and continued to exist with out-of-shape stars such as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Morgan Schneiderlin for too long There are many questions about his ability to motivate and effectively drill his players.
The players also retain a hefty debt, including Keane, Seamus Coleman and Pickford, among those who have performed less well this season. The rest of them has not been much better either.
But if someone behind the scenes at Goodison thinks that a new manager is all it takes to get the club out of its current malaise and to get it back to where it is, they are seriously mistaken.
Everton's problems are deep, with confusion about policy transfer and who really makes the biggest decisions:
Now the front runners for the task seem to be Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira, who was interviewed by Moshiri five years before Brands arrived on Merseyside, and Carlo Ancelotti, a manager more associated with managing superstars then turn over a club that threatens to drop a division.
David Moyes is also waiting in the wings for a return, in case President Bill Kenwright manages to make his voice heard.
The philosophies and ideas of those three all differ greatly, indicating a confused mindset among Everton's decision makers. It has been the case for more than three years now.
Koeman, Allardyce and Silva all had different ways of playing and wanted to buy different types of players to suit their style, just like former football director Steve Walsh, and the man who now has the final say on transfers, Brands.
It has meant that despite an incredible amount of money – about £ 400 million since 2016 – Moshiri has an unbalanced team with huge earners. Losing flops such as Yannick Bolasie, Omar Niasse and Sandro Ramirez has proved extremely difficult.
The new man in charge comes in with his own plans and transfer goals and the buying cycle, loaned out, selling at great loss, threatens to continue.
Everton has wasted huge amounts of money under the unfortunate Walsh, and although Brands' transfer activities have looked more sensitive, the club cannot afford to keep throwing money down, considering the FFP rules and their limited income from sponsorship and advertising activities.
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Moshiri cannot afford to miss his next appointment either, since he was the driving force behind the recruitment of both Koeman and Silva. He will have spent nearly £ 40 million paying compensation to redundant managers when he receives his pay-off.
It is time for Brands, because the only person with any real football to accumulate on the board of Everton and release this time, even if it means that he puts his foot down against Moshiri, who is known as both impulsive as stubborn.
He must decide what Everton wants to be, how they want to play and who is the right man to implement that vision. It is simply the most important managerial appointment of the club in a generation.
Plans for the club's new stadium are on schedule, but the project is not feasible if the team plays in the championship instead of the Champions League.
Get this decision wrong and fail to solve the multitude of problems at management level, and that is a scary but very real proposition.
Real Madrid offers & # 39; £ 70 million AND James Rodriguez & # 39; in an attempt to lure Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Bernabeu
- Auba was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2018 and scored 40 PL goals in 55
- Reports suggest that he would like to move to Madrid with interest in the summer
- El Desmarque in Spain reports that Madrid will use Rodriguez as makeweight
The Colombian midfielder was a big hit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and ended as a top scorer with a series of beautiful strikes.
But since his move to Real Madrid, he has failed to perform and is not funded by various managers.
He was lent to Bayern Munich last season and now Zinedine Zidane wants to use him in a player plus money deal to put the new Arsenal captain in the bag.
The 30-year-old was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2018 and has scored 40 Premier League goals in just 55 starts, including 10 goals in just 16 appearances this term despite Arsenal misunderstanding.
Reports suggest that he would like to continue in the summer, despite the fact that he handed over the bracelet to the Emirates after Granit Xhaka & # 39; s well-documented indiscretions had stripped him of honor last month.
JAMES RODRIGUEZ IN 2019-20
- Performances: 9
- 90 minutes completed: 2
- Objectives: 1
- Assists: 1
- Yellow cards: 1
Statistics according to Transfer Market
Zidane reportedly wants to add Auba to an attacking driet all that can compete with that of Liverpool. Namely Eden Hazard, who moved in the summer, the Arsenal man and PSG & Kylian Mbappe.
His current forward line, including the misleading Hazard and Luka Jovic, does not do what is needed and the Gabonese striker could close the gap in the Spanish capital.
Rodriguez, 28, has played nine games this season for only one goal and Zidane wants to unload him.
But brand reports that the player prefers to stay put and try to win back in the Madrid team.
Jon Rahm lands $ 5 million payday after one-off win at DP World Tour Championship insures Race to Dubai glory
The Spanish Jon Rahm has an exciting load from Tommy restrained Fleetwood wins the DP World Tour Championship and the race to Dubai
Rahm enjoyed a six-shot lead after seven holes of the final round, but eventually had to make the 18th birdie to complete a closing 68 and 19 to finish under pair, a shot for the Ryder Cup teammate Mate Fleetwood.
Fleetwood made five of the last seven holes to fire a brilliant closing 65 after a second consecutive victory after his victory in Sun City, but could only watch Rahm holding his guts up and down to come from a bunker on the greenside
The 25-year-old is only the second Spanish player after Seve Ballesteros to finish the year as European number one.
"Seve is such a & # 39; n idol for all of us, just like Sergio (Garcia) and Olly (Jose Maria Olazabal) and so many of the great Spanish players and to think I put my name in it before they are hard to believe, "Rahm told Sky Sports.
"I cannot believe some things. I have accomplished it."
Rahm started the final round for the lead with Mike Lorenzo-Vera in France, but birdied five of the first seven holes in Jumeirah Golf Estates to open six-shot lead
A bogey on the eighth combined with Lorenzo-Vera & bird's on the same hole reduced Rahm's lead to four shots and then the world number five with three putts the ninth to give the chase package some hope.
Rahm, who had not played competitively since winning the Spanish Open in early October, produced the ideal response with a 12 foot birdie on the 10th.
A bogey on the 13th, however, was Rahm & # 39; s first shot on the back nine each week and opened the door for the chase package.
Lorenzo-Vera took advantage of a birdie up close for a two-shot swing and he soon had company in second place when Fleetwood birdied the 12th, 14th and 15th.
Lorenzo-Vera was centimeters away from an eagle on the par-five 14th but Rahm, who was forced to lie down after finding the rough of the tee, matched the birdie after a brilliant approach to redo
Rahm seemed to have weathered the storm, but surprisingly three times the 15th of the great distance and higher Fleetwood birdied the 17th and 18th to get a draw for the lead.
After a perfect ride, Rahm pushed his approach into a bunker on the green side, but hit an excellent shot to three feet and kept his courage in the hole of the birdie-putt and sealed a $ 5 million win. (£ 3.9 million).
] Rahm receives the first prize of USD 3 million (£ 2.3 million) and a bonus of USD 2 million (£ 1.6 million) for winning the Race to Dubai.