The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, on Monday announced the arrival of a newborn baby into the royal house. The traditional ruler, who was installed on October 20, 2016, welomed a baby boy with his second wife Princess Iyayota (Obazuwa Nerie) Oba Ewuare who disclosed this […]
Solskjaer aims to tie down stars to new deal
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to tie both Anthony Martial and David de Gea down to new deals. Both their contracts are due to expire in 2020, and Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are lurking for De Gea. Asked about the duo, Solskjaer said: “For me, I would hope I can help or guide these players to maybe tip them over to thinking they want to stay at this club. If you are a regular at Manchester United, I think you should grasp the opportunity to stay here and become part of the history.”
Cardiff close in on Clyne
Cardiff City are favourites to sign Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool. The right-back’s current boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to let him leave on loan after the best part of a season out with injury. A loan spell would let him regain his fitness, and Neil Warnock is confident their time together at Crystal Palace puts him in good stead ahead of rivals Leicester City, who are also interested.
Newcastle monitor Roofe
Rafael Benitez could add to his Newcastle United squad in January, if Mike Ashley is prepared to give him the funds to invest. Benitez is tracking Leeds United’s 25-year-old striker Kemar Roofe, who has scored 13 goals in 18 appearances this season. Newcastle want the additional firepower he can provide while Leeds are reluctant to spend.
Gracia prepares for Doucoure sale
Javi Gracia is under no illusions that Abdoulaye Doucoure could have played his final game for Watford after he was linked to Paris Saint-Germain.
The 25-year-old midfielder has also been linked to Everton, and before that both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Gracia acknowledged that the owners may decide to sell, saying: “they decide what is better for the club and sometimes some players, like last season what happened with Richarlison, then maybe something happens you don’t want.”