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first_imgLucas Torreira has been linked with a summer move away from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira insists he remains committed to Arsenal amid speculation he is unhappy in England and wants to return to Italy.The Uruguay international was the most expensive of Unai Emery’s five signings last summer and made a positive impression at the heart of a new-look midfield.Torreira, currently on international duty at the Copa America, recently fueled conjecture over his future by claiming he had found it hard to acclimatise to life in England,The 23-year-old has subsequently been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan, where he would be reunited with his former Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo, who was recently appointed as Gennaro Gattuso’s successor.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAddressing his future ahead of Uruguay’s match against Peru on Saturday, Torreira said: ‘Nobody from AC Milan has got in touch with me, today I’m in the Premier and happy to be part of the Arsenal.‘It cost me the adaptation, it’s not easy, but I only think about that team. I’m happy to be there.’According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, meanwhile, Milan are prepared to offer Franck Kessie and left-back Ricardo Rodriguez as part of any deal for Torreira.The Rossoneri are said to be more optimistic about Rodriguez being accepted as part of a player-plus-cash deal, however, with Milan ‘convinced’ that the player is exactly what Unai Emery is looking for. Lucas Torreira speaks out on Arsenal future amid AC Milan transfer speculation Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 6:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link324Shares Lucas Torreira is currently on international duty at the Copa America with Uruguay (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in the market for a new left-back this summer, but are expected to conclude a deal for Celtic’s Scotland international Kieran Tierney.Gazzetta also report that Arsenal will only let Torreira leave if they land a replacement first, and the Gunners have identified Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos as the ideal successor.Emery has a budget of only £45mi to work with this summer to boslter a squad which faltered badly towards the end of last season, but that could yet be boosted by potential player sales.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a third successive season and took the first step towards realising their ongoing treble ambitions with a nervy 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Wembley. A close-range finish from Sergio Aguero set Pep Guardiola’s side on their way (19), before Rodri dampened hopes of an upset when he headed home Ilkay Gundogan’s corner with half-an-hour on the clock. While it initially looked as though Villa would be on the end of a hiding from there, they found a way back when Mbwana Samatta became the fifth African player to score in League Cup final following John Stones’ glaring error. After a brave showing in the second half, it looked as though they might force a penalty shootout at the national stadium when Bjorn Engels’ header was tipped onto the framework of the goal by Claudio Bravo, but City held on for a fifth title in the last seven campaigns.Tags: Carabao CupIlkay GundoganMbwana SamattaPep GuardiolaSergio Aguerolast_img read more


first_imgBy Nick SaidCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Ben Stokes took the last three wickets as England subdued a stubborn South Africa to win a thrilling second Test by 189 runs late on day five yesterday, their first victory at Newlands since 1957.Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen had frustrated England for 44 overs before Stokes provided late drama to finish the match with 8.2 overs to spare and level the four-match series.The win will be especially pleasing for England for the way they stuck to their task on a flat fifth-day wicket, with Stokes’s superb burst earning the all-rounder figures of 3-35. “A great day’s play and a great Test match,” England seamer Stuart Broad told Sky Sports. “We had to work incredibly hard; we knew we were going to have to do that.“It was incredible discipline from South Africa throughout the day but we kept saying one bit of magic.“We set some funky fields. One breakthrough and we could apply some pressure. You need a lot of character and skill to chase 10 wickets. We are proud of taking our chances.” Chasing a Test record 438 to win, South Africa looked relatively comfortable as they reached 237 for five with 26 overs remaining in the match.For the second time in the innings, however, a key man gave his wicket away. de Kock (50) attempted to pull a dragged-down delivery from part-time leg-spinner Joe Denly and succeeded only in picking out Zak Crawley at mid-wicket. It was an unnecessary stroke that opened the door for England and when Broad removed the obdurate van der Dussen (17 from 140 balls), it was well and truly ajar.Stokes accounted for Dwaine Pretorius and Anrich Nortje in successive balls, both caught at slip, and sealed the victory in front of an ecstatic Barmy Army when Vernon Philander was caught fending a lifting delivery to Ollie Pope.South Africa had given themselves a chance with some stern resistance, not least from debutant opener Pieter Malan who lasted 288 balls for his 84.But England looked on course for victory at lunch after grabbing the key wicket of South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (19), who will be disappointed with his shot selection as he tried to take on spinner Dom Bess with a powerful sweep and picked out Denly at square leg. “The boys fought very hard. They bowled really well and congrats to them,” de Kock said.“Obviously we tried to push them as far as we can. Unfortunately we fell just short. I was disappointed because we had a good partnership going and I smoked one straight to a fielder.”South Africa won the first Test in Pretoria by 107 runs. The third match in the four-Test series starts in Port Elizabeth on January 16.ENGLAND 1st innings 269 SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 223ENGLAND 2nd innings 391 for 8SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings o/n 126 for 2Pieter Malan c Ben Stokes b Sam Curran 84Dean Elgar c Jos Buttler b Joe Denly 34Zubayr Hamza c Jos Buttler b James Anderson 18Keshav Maharaj lbw James Anderson 2Faf du Plessis c Joe Denly b Dom Bess 19Rassie van der Dussen c James Anderson b Stuart Broad 17Quinton de Kock c Zak Crawley b Joe Denly 50Vernon Philander c Ollie Pope b Ben Stokes 8Dwaine Pretorius c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 0Anrich Nortje c Zak Crawley b Ben Stokes 0Kagiso Rabada not out 3Extras: (b-4, lb-2, nb-5, w-2) 13Total (all out, 137.4 overs) 248Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-123, 3-129, 4-164, 5-171, 6-237, 7-237, 8-241, 9-241.Bowling: James Anderson 18-9-23-2, Stuart Broad 23-8-37-1, Dom Bess 33-14-57-1, Sam Curran 16-4-37-1 (w-1, nb-1), Joe Denly 18-4-42-2, Joe Root 6-0-11-0, Ben Stokes 23.4-8-35-3 (w-1, nb-4).last_img read more


first_imgTop seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have booked their spots in the last four at the ongoing Shanghai Masters after respective wins in the quarterfinal.World number one Nadal saw off Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 for his 15th straight win and will next face fourth seed Marin Cilic for a place in the final.The Nadal-Federer final is still a possibility after tennis legend Roger Federer defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-4.  He will face injury doubt Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the last four.Del Potro overcame a wrist injury to beat Viktor Troicki 4-6 6-1 6-4 and it was revealed afterwards that he suffered a “wrist contusion” but a decision on whether he will go ahead to face Federer will be made on Saturday morning.RelatedShanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer Through To QuartersOctober 12, 2017In “Sports”Shanghai Masters Final: Nadal, Federer To Renew RivalryOctober 15, 2017In “Sports”SW19 Day 7 Recap (Men’s Singles): Top Stars Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Untroubled In Respective Fourth Round ClashesJuly 10, 2018In “Sports”last_img read more


first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share FTSE-listed gambling group GVC Holdings has announced that its proprietary US sports betting platform operated by Stadium Technology Group (“Stadium”) will power the first single-game wagers accepted within the state of Delaware.Delaware is set to become the first US state to launch single-game sports betting provisions, which will be permitted within the state’s three licensed casinos – Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway.Under its current gambling framework, Delaware has pre-existing regulations for parlay-betting (US pool wagers).Pushing forward with a sports betting mandate, Delaware’s governor John Carney has expanded the state’s existing betting laws to cover single-sports betting events.To date, GVC’s proprietary Stadium software has been utilised by Delaware casinos as lead betting systems. Furthermore, Stadium details that it has the capability to rollout to the other 100+ licensed locations extending GVC presence within an open US market.GVC’s Director of Development and Corporate Strategy, Adam Greenblatt stated: “We are delighted to be up-and-running as the first – and currently only – provider with a market-ready solution for our partners in the new regulatory environment. As legislation evolves in the post-PASPA world, having the capability and flexibility to be able to get to market fast, with proven and compliant technology, is a key advantage for us.“This small but important step on the pathway of regulatory reform in the US sports betting and iGaming market shows the preparedness of GVC to take an active part in the development of the sector. We believe the Group’s proprietary, omni-channel technology coupled with our extensive US and international operating experience and trading expertise, positions us for long-term success.” StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more