Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Real Madrid ready Gareth Bale plus cash offer for Eden Hazard

Hazard: Chelsea's Eden Hazard can win the Ballon dOr without joining Real Madrid - Maurizio Sarri
Jennie Wade | 20 October, 2018, 08:43

And Sarri reckons the 27-year-old playmaker can realise his ambition of winning the Ballon d'Or at Stamford Bridge.

English and Italian media reported that a lucrative new contract, said by Gazetta dello Sport to be worth around £300,000 (S$542,000) a week, has been dangled in front of Hazard.

The in-form Hazard had suggested this month that he may need to join a Spanish club in order to win the Ballon d'Or, which is awarded every year to the world's best player.

"If he can put it all together and be better with his decision making going forward, he could be that creative player we said on the back of the World Cup, how good it was, that England still lack".

Real Madrid were keen to sign Hazard in the summer transfer window, but Chelsea refused to play ball and the Belgian, unlike countryman Thibaut Courtois, did not push to leave.

Trump jokes about Greg Gianforte body-slamming reporter amid Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
Greg Gianforte at a rally in Missoula, Montana , and as the president began his speech, he warned the crowd "never wrestle him". The president's filter appeared to catch himself, only to take back the taking back. "I think it's pretty evident", he said.

Saudi Arabia strikes back at United States over political rhetoric, threatens oil stability
There's now some doubt about whether US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will attend the Riyadh conference. Turning a blind eye to the human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia is no way of "changing the world".

No Mega Millions victor Tuesday; Jackpot up to $868 million
Tuesday's Mega Millions winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 with a Mega Ball of 9 for a jackpot worth $667 million at the time. Those who opt for the annuity will get an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments, each 5 percent larger than the last.

"As usual, after the national teams (play), there are some problems", Sarri explained.

"It will have been Hazard giving Manchester United and Jose Mourinho problems as they prepared for their trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday". I think they would never sell Eden to Manchester United.

Mourinho managed Hazard at Chelsea during the Portuguese's second spell at the club, with the playmaker instrumental in the Blues' 2014-15 Premier League title triumph.

United came from behind to seal a 3-2 win over Newcastle United with three late goals in their last match. I don't know how much - but serious. I don't think I've ever seen Messi have two bad games on the trot, but Hazard went missing for big parts of last season, and the one where Mourinho got sacked (2015-16 campaign). "I am completely focused on improving my team and my players".

This season his side are playing in the Europa League, and Chelsea now look further away from the best sides in Europe than at any other point since their takeover in 2003.

Recommended

Bill Belichick all smiles after Red Sox clinch World Series berth Bill Belichick all smiles after Red Sox clinch World Series berth There were plenty of flaws coming into October, but those flaws have started to click and correct themselves at the ideal time. The Red Sox pulled off the upset for a variety of reasons, including some surprise contributions from unexpected players.

EU's Barnier says 'yes', Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal EU's Barnier says 'yes', Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal The diplomats said that Barnier had revealed his offer to European Union ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg on Wednesday. A deal must be sealed soon so parliaments have time to give their verdict on it. "There's no need to dramatize matters".

Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead Machado is only hurting his offseason money but this is a bad showing for a shortstop that was supposed to change the Dodgers. When the series was in Milwaukee, the Dodgers were only able to produce against the acclaimed Brewers' bullpen.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd transfer claim made about Aaron Ramsey Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd transfer claim made about Aaron Ramsey The supporters can enjoy it with us but also we're speaking with our reality every day. But Emery warned the increasingly optimistic fanbase against getting carried away.

Laughter as Trump lauds politician's body slam of Guardian journalist Laughter as Trump lauds politician's body slam of Guardian journalist In Istanbul , Turkish investigators for a second time searched the Saudi consulate, where Khashoggi vanished, in a hunt for clues. It comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi .

The Mourinho-Shaw saga The Mourinho-Shaw saga Commenting on how the tables have turned in the last few years, Scholes said, "It shouldn't make any difference but it does".

Oil prices slump after large build in US stockpiles Oil prices slump after large build in US  stockpiles India had contracted to import about 25 MT of crude oil from Iran in 2018-19, up from 22.6 MT imported in 2017-18. Sanctions or not, Iran would take advantage of any slowing of Saudi production , analysts said.

Celtics: Long dormant rivalry with 76ers is heating up Celtics: Long dormant rivalry with 76ers is heating up It sounds insane to even think about a game that far away, but the end of December will be here before basketball fans know it. Heck, as Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons continue to develop, that could be the case for the next three or four years.

Netanyahu vows ‘Israel will act with great force’ against Hamas in Gaza Netanyahu vows ‘Israel will act with great force’ against Hamas in Gaza Rivlin praised the fast reaction of Israelis in Beersheba, saying the mother had saved her family. Late Wednesday, the Egyptian delegation abruptly left Gaza and entered Israel.

Sabarimala: Women devotees forced to turn back fearing violence Sabarimala: Women devotees forced to turn back fearing violence Koshy said that NDTV and other media organizations have gotten pushback for sending female reporters into the tense situation. Activist Meghna Pant told the AP that Lord Ayyappa's celibacy was not more important than the equality of women.

Alex Cora announces Chris Sale won’t start Game 5 of ALCS Alex Cora announces Chris Sale won’t start Game 5 of ALCS The Red Sox had been warned before their series-opening game to look out for the man, the AP was told by the people. Chris Sale will not start Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros on Thursday.

Bolt offered contract with Maltese club Bolt offered contract with Maltese club Valletta managing director and CEO Ghasston Slimen told ESPN his club hoped to have Bolt on board in time for a match on December 13.

Federer Stunned By 13th Seed Coric In Shanghai Semis Federer Stunned By 13th Seed Coric In Shanghai Semis Zverev, now under the tutelage of Ivan Lendl, said he is pleased with his overall progress, even if a maiden Grand Slam remains elusive.

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a boy Pippa Middleton gives birth to a boy Pippa , who was wearing a long blue coat, white shoes and sunglasses, was smiling as she entered the £7,500-a-night unit. She looked absolutely stunning in a bottle green dress, that highlighted her baby bump, and a matching hat.

LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers LEADING OFF: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers Boston Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was released from the hospital Monday after spending the night with a stomach illness. There's not too many hard-hit ground balls into his shift. "It wasn't the line I dreamed up to have tonight".