Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Croatia midfielder

first_imgSome of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea have been linked with Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj.Talksport have picked up on Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting that the Blues are considering a move for Badelj, 27, in January.The Croatia international, who featured in Euro 2016, has just over 18 months to run on his contract and is yet to extend his current deal.That has led to speculation that Fiorentina could sell him in the new year.Badelj could be available for £9m, it is claimed. De Vrij speculation persistsEmbed from Getty ImagesTalksport have also picked up reports in Italy claiming that Arsenal as well as Chelsea are interested in Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij.Chelsea continue to be linked with the Netherlands international, who was one of a host of defenders they were tipped to move for during the summer transfer window.Talksport say Chelsea and Arsenal have been “given hope” in their “pursuit” of the 24-year-old by the fact that he has not signed a new contract.It follows reports that the Gunners are monitoring his situation at Lazio. Terry speculation continuesChelsea captain John Terry has again been linked with a move to Guangzhou Evergrande.The Daily Mail say Terry, who is an ambassador for the Chinese club, can expect to earn in excess of £8m per season if he decides to sign for them in the summer.The Chelsea captain’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season and a number of clubs in Europe and the Far East are said to be interested in signing him.A decision on the 35-year-old’s future is not expected to be made until the new year. Duo want to stay – SunEmbed from Getty ImagesCesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic both plan to stay at Chelsea, The Sun reported on Wednesday.It follows reports that Chelsea are willing to send Fabregas out on loan and that Ivanovic, whose contract expires at the end of the season, could move on in January.The Sun say Fabregas has told friends he intends to stay until the end of the season and then make a decision on his future.And Ivanovic, who has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace, is also said to be determined to stay put.The Sun quote a source as saying: ”Branislav intends to stay Chelsea and fight for his place in Conte’s team.“He’s missed a couple of games through injury and is returning to full match fitness. He certainly isn’t considering leaving the club.“He plans to have discussions with Chelsea, his agent and management team at the end of the season but nothing will happen until then.” Chelsea linked with Scottish prospectThe Daily Mirror say Chelsea are among a number of Premier League clubs chasing Billy Gilmour, a 15-year-old currently with Glasgow Rangers.Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are also said to be keen on the youngster, who has been touted as Scotland’s best prospect for many years.The Scotland Under-16 international is currently involved in the annual Victory Shield tournament in Edinburgh.Scouts from top English clubs are reportedly planning to attend in order to watch him. Blues eyeing Kolasinac, Bild claimEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea are showing an interest in Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, German newspaper Bild claim.Bild say West Ham are also interested in the 23-year-old Bosnia & Herzegovina international, whose contract is due to expire next summer.Speculation over his future comes as he is seemingly negotiating a new deal at Schalke, who are apparently keen to keep him.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Government supports Public Protector

first_img8 July 2011 The Presidency has reiterated the government’s commitment and support to the work and office of South Africa’s Public Protector. In a statement on Thursday, the Presidency noted “with concern continued media reports that suggested the Office of the Public Protector was threatened and was being undermined. “The Public Protector has an important role to play in our constitutional democracy and should be respected and given the space to do its work,” the Presidency said. Media reports earlier this week claimed that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela would be arrested on charges of fraud, allegedly committed while she worked as a commissioner at the SA Law Commission four years ago. Madonsela denied the claims and said in a press conference on Wednesday that there were no documents showing that she had committed any fraud. The Presidency said the Public Protector, as an institution of state, should be allowed to do its work without fear or favour and without hindrance. “While the Presidency recognises that no person is above the law, any law enforcement agency established through our Constitution should be free to do its work within the framework of the law,” it said. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has stressed that his department had made no request to the SA Police Service to investigate or act against Madonsela. “I am satisfied that the conduct of the Public Protector, in relation to what had to be investigated – whether or not there was a duty to disclose or that she was operating a profitable business entity – did not constitute a violation of any prescripts or laws,” Radebe said in a statement on Thursday. “At no point did the department, during the inquiry, report the matter externally to any law enforcement agency for criminal investigation,” Radebe said. “If at all there is any investigation against the Public Protector, the Justice Department is not a complainant.” An internal Department of Justice inquiry, launched against Madonsela after her appointment to the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) in 2007, had found she had not violated any prescripts or laws. “This means the inquiry is closed,” Radebe said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

PBA commissioner: No precedent to suspend Mark Barroca on groin hit

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial during the 2018 PBA Draft Combine. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial warned Magnolia guard that a suspension is imminent if he repeats his roughhousing in the2018  PBA Governors’ Cup finals.Marcial said Barroca could be suspended if he merits a flagrant foul penalty 2 or an unsportsmanlike foul in the last three games of the title round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mavericks bow to Suns in Dirk Nowitzki’s return View comments Barroca was caught punching Alaska point guard Chris Banchero in the groin area in the final three minutes of Game 4, a match the Aces won 90-76 to tie the series at 2-2, on Wednesday.READ: Mark Barroca fined for groin hit, Alex Compton penalized for referee remarksFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBarroca earned a P50,000 fine for the blow but was able to dodge suspension since, according to Marcial, there was no whistle blown during the incident.“We reviewed the tape and it was a non-call so we don’t see a precedent to suspend Barroca,” said Marcial Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine. Marcial said Dacanay failed to see Barroca’s punch, resulting in a missed call.“Dacanay was the one nearest to the incident, he’s the one assigned to spot any lane violation, but he looked at the ball instead of keeping his eyes on the players,” said Marcial. “If he was able to see it and blow and call a foul then there wouldn’t be a problem, there will be a suspension.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ “I warned him that if he does that again or he merits an F2 or an unsportsmanlike foul then he’ll be suspended.”Marcial added that a similar case to Barroca’s happened before when TNT forward Don Trollano punched San Miguel forward Arwind Santos during the Commissioner’s Cup on June 16.READ: Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris BancheroAlthough there was a scuffle in that previous incident, no calls were given against Trollano and Santos.And if Barroca wasn’t immediately given a suspension for his punch, referee Rolando Dacanay was slapped with an indefinity suspension.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’last_img read more