Real Madrid Set to Offer Bale, Rodriguez for Pogba

first_imgManchester United value Pogba at £150million so Madrid would have to put forward a big offer if they were to convince the Premier League club to sell.However, it is unlikely that United would believe that Bale and Rodriguez together would match that valuation if Madrid were to pursue a swap deal.Pogba is under contract at Old Trafford until June 2021, though previous reports have stated he would be willing to move away from the Premier League club to join Madrid.The 26-year-old has been out of action since September and is hoping to make a comeback before the New Year.Real Madrid were reportedly interested in signing Pogba due to the insistence of manager Zinedine Zidane back in the summer, but the Frenchman ended up staying put in England.This was largely down to the players Los Blancos had already signed during the transfer window.According to Marca, Madrid spent 350 million euros (£295m) on the likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo.In return they only recouped just 150m (£126m) in player sales resulting in a 200m euros (£170m) deficit.With UEFA’s rulings stating that the maximum net spend one club can have is 100 million euros, the difference of 200 million euros is of huge concern to Madrid and the club could look to sell some players to avoid Financial Fair Play Sanctions.As a result, the futures of both Bale and Rodriguez are up in the air.Bale has had a tumultuous time at Real Madrid this season and was booed and jeered by is own fans last month after holding up a flag of ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order,’ after helping his country book their spot at next summer’s European Championship.Rodriguez, 28, meanwhile has clocked up just 422 minutes of action this season in nine outings and having entered his prime years, will likely seek a move away in any case.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 04: Gareth Bale (L) of Real Madrid CF replaces team mate James Rodriguez (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 4, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) Real Madrid will reportedly offer Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez to Manchester United in an attempt to prise away Paul Pogba.The La Liga giants have long been admirers of the French World Cup winning midfielder and tried to seal a deal for him in the summer.According to Spanish newspaper El Desmarque, the club are keen on bringing Pogba to Madrid next year and could offer both Bale and Rodriguez to sweeten the deal.last_img read more

Tipp selector says next two games are ‘crucial’

first_imgThis Sunday the Premier County will travel to Brewster Park to take on Fermanagh with a home game against Clare to come the following weekend. There are 2 changes to Peter Creedon’s team for their Round 3 match.Robbie Kiely of Carbery Rangers returns from his one match suspension and takes over at left half back for the injured Donagh Leahy, while Borrisokane’s Philip Austin comes in at wing forward for the injured Brian Fox. And Tipp’s Michael O’Loughlin says it’s vital his side can secure four points against Fermanagh and Clare. O’Loughlin says retaining possesion will be key to Tipp’s approach.Coach Michael McGeehan will take Peter Creedon’s place on the sidelines for this weekends game. Creedon became the first manager to be hit with a touchline ban after his criticism of Meath referee David Coldrick in Tipp’s first round defeat to Armagh. The game at Brewster Park, Enniskillen throws-in at 2 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Larkins Gala Store, Ballina.last_img read more

Watch: Zlatan Ibrahimovic offers his services to Manchester United if they still need him!

first_imgAdvertisement ecpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsy3k4xvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ej22( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 66tm8dWould you ever consider trying this?😱oaCan your students do this? 🌚ltsmwRoller skating! Powered by Firework LA Galaxy megastar Zlatan Ibrahimovic reckons that he is still fit to play in the Premier League and joked that a return to Manchester United might be on the cards. The Swede Lion left Old Trafford 17 months ago for Los Angeles, and looks to be in fine touch with his brace in Sunday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with city rivals LAFC which also took his goal tally to 46 in 49 appearances.Advertisement In a post-match interview Ibrahimovic was spotted saying that he could still play in England,Advertisement “I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United need me, I’m here,” he said with a grin. “But Galaxy has me, so I’m sorry. I did my job in Europe. I enjoyed it, I have 33 trophies that I brought with me here and hopefully I can get something here. And then we will see where that adventure finishes” he added.The 37-year old had to recover from a serious knee ligament damage, that brought a sudden halt to his superb first season at United, where his 28-goals helped them lift the Europa League and the EFL Cup. Zlatan would go on to make just seven more appearances during his second season before heading to the United States.Advertisement “I saw the last game and I think they were unlucky. If they score the penalty, it’s a different game but a game in England is not finished until its finished. Anything can happen, especially in the last minutes where everything is in the heat of the moment” said the Swedish legend.Watch his interview here:Manchester United on the other hand, could surely benefit from someone with Ibrahimovic’s cutting edge finishing. As last weekend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.[Video by YT/BeanymanSports] Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea starlet mason Mount has the perfect nickname for Reece James

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement ajf3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9bz00iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ao( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3Would you ever consider trying this?😱9x5Can your students do this? 🌚hz9fRoller skating! Powered by Firework The transfer ban and the appointment of club legend Frank Lampard- Chelsea’s youth squad is blooming up, and one of the biggest potential names coming up is Reece James. Earning praise from teammates and pundit, the teenager is promising to be a first team starter in the future team. Also, the full back has received the most fitting nickname of ‘Beast’, from none other than Mason Mount!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAfter promotion to the senior team, the youth academy teammates are regularly receiving first team football after a couple of loan spells. Mount, who returned to Stamford Bridge along with his gaffer from Derby County, was all mouth towards his mate following 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.Speaking after the game, the 20 year old said: “Reece is a very quiet boy. I’ve known him for a very, very long time, since eight or nine years old at the Academy here.Advertisement “He’s a very good boy, always works hard, and he’s got tremendous qualities. He’s going to be a brilliant player for us now and in the future as well.” he told reporters.Reece, who was replaced with skipper César Azpilicueta on the Eagles game, are childhood buddies with Mount, which the young midfielder emphasized on.Advertisement ‘I call him the Beast, because he’s so quick, strong and powerful. You don’t want to get too close to him in training because he’ll get you off the ball, so you try to stay away from him. We all have a joke and a laugh, me, Tammy, Fikayo, Cal, Reece. We’ve all been together from a very young age so we know the ins and outs of all of us.” Mount added.The Blues have a tough fixture coming up as they will travel to Manchetser to take on Manchester City this Saturday. Advertisementlast_img read more