Marko Pjaca spent the last six months at Schalke and his loan spell there was very successful – and his agent Marko Naletelic insisted that his client will want to convince Massimiliano Allegri to give him a chance at Juventus.Pjaca was told to be a part of a giant switch deal with Lazio for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but the agent claimed that this transfer would be like from a “fantasy football” and it is unlikely to happen.Naletelic spoke about Pjaca’s situation as he said that it is not impossible but unrealistic to happen, according to Football Italia:Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s fantasy football.”“It’s not that the move is impossible, but I haven’t heard anything about it. Marko’s future is at Juve, he wants to win over Max Allegri and impress from pre-season training.”“In any case, it’s too early to say, as his destiny is connected to other comings and goings at Juve.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has heaped praise on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, insisting the Portuguese loves his job with the English club.The Portuguese gaffer has cut a frustrated figure at United amid a frustrating summer transfer window and a disappointing start to the Premier League season, which has seen the Red Devils lose two of their opening four matches.There have also been reports of a falling out between Mourinho and United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over transfers, the Portuguese boss had requested two players before last month’s deadline but the club failed to meet his demands.However, Makelele, who won two Premier League titles under Mourinho while the pair were still at Chelsea insists the 55-year-old is happy in Manchester.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I think Jose [Mourinho] loves the job he does. He loves football,” ex-France international Makelele said, according to FourFourTwo.“He’s one of those amazing managers, I learnt a lot with him. He’s a competitor. He wants to give love to his players all the time. He wants to progress with the players he has.”“Sometimes everywhere is different. Football changes a lot, it’s like black and white, black and white, and he’s still there. I wish him good luck for this season in the Premier League.”
Garth Crooks has taken a swipe at Alexandre Lacazette for his “spine-chilling” goal celebration in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Everton.The former Olympique Lyon skipper opened the scoring for the Gunners in their 2-0 victory at the Emirates on Sunday, before celebrating with a dance.He performed a little dance for the fans packed inside the stadium, before returning to his position and getting on with the game.✅ Five wins in a row✅ Auba and Laca both on the scoresheet✅ First clean sheet of the season🕺 Arsenal fans heading into work this morning… pic.twitter.com/qJ7aky1F9i— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 24, 2018Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Writing in his BBC team of the week column, Crooks said: “In the end, one goal was enough to win the game against Everton, and when you score a superb goal like Alexandre Lacazette’s one for Arsenal, you are entitled to celebrate.“What I don’t get is the appalling disco jig that follows. Why spoil such a wonderful finish with such a spine-chilling dance?“What’s wrong with punching the air or running to the crowd?”Arsenal have been on a winning streak after their poor start to the campaign and will hope to see more of Laca’s dance moves in their upcoming fixtures.
Sporting director Max Eberl ruled out any summer move for Alassane Plea from Borussia MonchengladbachThe French striker arrived at Borussia-Park in July for a reported deal of €25m from Ligue 1 side OGC Nice on a five-year contract.And Plea has wasted no time in making an impact with an impressive nine goals and three assists in 17 Bundesliga games, which has prompted talk of another move at the end of the season.The 25-year-old himself confessed that he only sees Gladbach as an “intermediate step” in his career, despite being under contract until 2023.But Eberl insists there will no departure for Plea anytime soon and he urged the Frenchman to prove himself by keeping up the strong performances on a regular basis.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I can rule out that Alassane will leave us in the summer,” Eberl told Kicker.“He has performed very well so far – and the next step will be to confirm his performances.”“Our intention is not to make as much money as we can, but to have as much sporting success as possible.”Gladbach will face Bayer Leverkusen in their first game of 2019 on January 19 at the BayArena.
Arsenal great Martin Keown is far from impressed with the club’s decision to let Aaron Ramsey leave this summer, despite his importance to the teamThe Wales international is set to become a free agent this summer once his existing deal at Arsenal expires, which will bring an end to over a decade of service, following a breakdown in talks over an extension last year.Now Ramsey has reportedly turned down interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in favour of signing a pre-contract agreement with Juventus for next season.Speaking after another impressive display from Ramsey in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday, Keown announced his frustration with the Gunners’ handling over Ramsey – who continues to leave their highest earner Mesut Ozil benched.“It’s the saddest thing of all really, how well he executed the plan today but in possession and out of possession,” Keown said on BT Sport.“He’s obviously doing that to such an extent that [Mesut] Ozil can’t get near the team.“But Ramsey’s not going to be part of their future and I find that sad.“I find it a little bit sickening that he’s going to be leaving, they’re trying to make progress and one player who was singly so important won’t be a part of Arsenal’s future.”Meanwhile, former Arsenal player Joel Campbell backed Ramsey’s move to Turin and stated that he would be a great coup for Juventus.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Since arriving from Cardiff City in 2008, Ramsey has managed 62 goals and 64 assists in 358 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions.The 28-year-old midfielder also memorably scored the match-winner in two of the three FA Cups he’s won at Arsenal.Following last weekend’s London derby victory, Unai Emery’s side will next face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday.”I find it a little bit sickening that he’s going to be leaving.””He’s going to one of the best teams in Europe and Arsenal have lost him.”Martin Keown speaking straight from the heart on the Aaron Ramsey situation 😞 pic.twitter.com/CY2ZGttivJ— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 19, 2019
Sandro Tonali has expressed the desire to work under one of his footballing heroes in AC Milan’s manager Gennaro Gattuso.Tonali, 18, has already received a call-up for the senior Italy squad and was linked with most big clubs in Italy and Europe, including Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma, Manchester United and Chelsea.And the youngster is focused on firing Serie B side Brescia to the top flight of the Italian League.“I have not thought about my future yet. I hope to have a great season and get into Serie A with Brescia,” he told Football Italia.“It’s very pleasing that so many clubs are tracking me and it helps me realise that I’ve been doing well, but first I have to achieve the objective I set myself at the start of the season, to get Brescia promoted. Only after that will I think about other things.”When asked about his heroes and who he’d like to work with, Tonali did drop some hints.AC Milan show promise against Brescia Taimoor Khan – September 1, 2019 AC Milan finally got off the mark in the Serie A following a hard earned 1-0 win over Brescia even though the game wasn’t…“I would love to be coached by Gattuso, it is something I’ve been dreaming of since I was a child. The player I appreciate the most nowadays is Luka Modric, as I really like the way he plays.“I wouldn’t know which midfielder to compare myself to, because I’ve had a few different roles. Last year, I was more of a defensive midfielder, while this term I can vary my position in midfield.”Sandro Tonali wants to be coached by Gattuso 👀 pic.twitter.com/QKqawQd5gf— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) January 22, 2019
The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 14, 2017 – Today, five winners were the recipient of a Dinner for Two Gift Voucher courtesy of Flow & Samsung;Flow Marketing & Comms Exec, Darron Hilaire stated, “This Year we partnered with Samsung & Blue Haven to give five (5) couples an opportunity to enjoy a dining experience on the day that focuses on celebrating the gift of love.” These couples will enjoy an exquisite dining experience at the Blue Haven Fire & Ice Restaurant this Valentine’s Day;The winners selected for this years Valentines Day campaign were: 1) Mr. Albert Grant Jr; 2) Mrs. Deserene Robinson; 3) Ms. Deniese Garland; 4) Ms. Kenya Gardiner and 5) Mr & Mrs John Bendan;Flow would like to thank all our customers for participating in the 2017 Valentines Day – Double the Love Campaign. Also, congratulations too all of the winners – have a Happy Valentines Day! ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
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Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 19, 2017 – Nassau – AT 11AM EDT, THE DISTURBANCE WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 8.8 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 56.8 WEST OR 325 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF TRINIDAD. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 25 MILES PER HOUR.A FAST MOTION TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND NEAR THE EASTERN COAST OF VENEZUELA TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND THE DISTURBANCE IS FORECAST TO BE A TROPICAL STORM WHEN IT MOVES THROUGH THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND EASTERN VENEZUELA TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.#magneticmedianews#tropicalstormwarnings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHaiti, June 21, 2017 – Haitian descent NFL defensive end, Cliff Avril said that for every sack he made during the season, he would build a house in Haiti. Avril completed 11.5 sacks. Not only did the Seattle Seahawk fulfill his promise, but he went further and constructed two new buildings for a school and provided a way for an orphanage to get clean water.Twelve homes were built by Avril, whose parents left Haiti in the 1980s for life in the US. The family naturally is still strongly tied to home and following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last October, Avril made the pledge and in a special report on ESPN the story is told.Avril in an online media report said, the new houses are right next to the old ones where there was not even cement floors, so when it rained, the family was literally walking, living, sleeping on wet and muddy floors.Avril said, “I could have easily been one of those Haitian kids. I was just fortunate enough that my mom was able to make it to the States, and we made something happen. But I could have easily been one of those kids.”The new buildings at the school gave the children eight new classrooms.#MagneticMediaNews#CliffAvril#NFLstarbuildshomesinHaiti Related Items:#CliffAvril, #magneticmedianews, #NFLstarbuildshomesinHaiti Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 6, 2017 – Nassau –Dr. the Hon. Hubert MinnisPrime MinisterCommonwealth of The Bahamas7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 5 September, 2017Office of the Prime MinisterCecil Wallace-Whitfield CenterNassau, The BahamasFellow Citizens and Residents: Good evening.I report to you this evening that we are facing one of the potentially severest natural disasters in the modern history of The Bahamas. Hurricane Irma may be one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded! On its current path, Hurricane Irma, which is currently a dangerous Category Five storm, with sustained winds of approximately 185 mph, poses a dire threat to Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island.The wind speed, rain and expected storm surge make this a potentially catastrophic hurricane. Accordingly, we must act quickly to protect lives, with a particular emphasis on the residents of the southern Bahamas, who are at the greatest risk. I note that Irma may also bring severe weather to the Central Bahamas. Leave has been suspended for members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.Because of the potentially catastrophic effect and the potential loss of life resulting from Hurricane Irma, and after consultation with Cabinet colleagues, the National Emergency Management Agency and the Met Office — the Government has taken the decision to institute an emergency evacuation to New Providence for the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island.The emergency evacuation will be begin early tomorrow morning and will be conducted by aircraft. To underscore the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, I note that this is the largest such evacuation in the history of the country. We are advising in the strongest possible terms that the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island comply with the evacuation from their respective islands.Let me be very clear: Those who refuse to evacuate, place themselves in potentially great danger from this monster hurricane, including from dangerously strong and high storm surges, which is one of the greatest threats from a hurricane. Emergency personnel and assistance will be unavailable during the immediate impact of the hurricane for those in MICAL and Ragged Island who do not evacuate. Furthermore, rescue and recovery may take an extended period of time for those who did not evacuate.Let me again make the strongest plea possible to the residents of MICAL and Ragged Island to evacuate their respective areas. Do not put your life and those of your loved ones at unnecessary risk. Do not be foolish and try to brave out this monster storm. The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or serious physical harm. With Hurricane Katrina in the United States and Hurricane Matthew last year, there were those who refused to evacuate. As a result some people lost their lives in the U.S. Here at home, many lived through terror as their homes flooded and they feared for their lives and that of their loved ones, because they refused to evacuate.As I stated at the NEMA press conference yesterday: “Life is precious. We must make every effort to preserve and protect life, including the elderly, the indigent and other vulnerable individuals.”The evacuation from the Southern Bahamas will be completed by tomorrow evening. Those who agree to evacuate should secure and bring identification with them, including passports, NIB cards and voters cards, as well as medication, clothing and toiletries adequate for several days.We are asking those who agree to evacuate, to contact family members, friends and church fellowships to accommodate them during their stay in New Providence. For those who do not have such accommodations, the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium will be used as a major shelter for those evacuated from MICAL and Ragged Island.The Roman Catholic Archdiocese has also generously agreed to the use of Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road as a major shelter. These centers will be adequately staffed by various personnel, and will be secured by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Elective and non-emergency surgeries at the Princess Margaret Hospital will be cancelled to ensure that there is the necessary medical personnel to help staff various shelters. The impending evacuation is part of the Government’s disaster preparedness and management plan. We are working to ensure that the evacuations are completed as efficiently and as orderly as possible given the circumstances at hand and the possibility of the hurricane taking a different path than currently forecast.We are receiving constant updates on the location and the potential impact of Hurricane Irma. We are also closely monitoring Tropical Storm Jose, which may develop into a hurricane by Friday. As I stated yesterday:“Bahamians and residents throughout the country need to monitor the location and proximity of Irma to the island or cay on which they live … “Maritime traffic, fishermen and boaters should take all necessary precautions as Hurricane Irma approaches The Bahamas.”Given the dynamic nature of a hurricane, all Bahamians, throughout our archipelago, should closely monitor the track of Hurricane Irma.Fellow Bahamians and Residents: This is a time for national unity. In this spirit, I have briefed the Leader of the Opposition on Hurricane Irma.I have also invited the Leader of the Opposition to join me at the Office of the Prime Minister during the preparation for Hurricane Irma, and to offer his advice as the country faces the threat posed by this monster hurricane, including during the rescue and recovery stages after the storm passes.Before I close, let me extend the prayers, best wishes and solidarity of the Bahamian people to our neighbours and Caricom partners in the Northern Caribbean who will shortly feel the impact of Hurricane Irma. In the days ahead, I will call on the goodwill and generosity of Bahamians, at home and abroad, and residents, to offer whatever they can in terms of volunteerism, monetary and other resources to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. I make a special plea to the media to offer full and informed coverage to keep Bahamians and residents abreast of the impact of the hurricane.I note once again that “Bahamians and residents should avoid relying on sources of information which may be questionable or unreliable, especially potentially fake information circulated through social media.”Please do not resend social media posts, which appear false or questionable. Let us avoid as much gossip and panic as possible. I again thank the many departments, agencies, public officials, churches, NGOs and civil society partners involved in preparing for Hurricane Irma. Let us continue to move forward with resolve and courage. May God continue to guide and strengthen us with the spirit of resilience and community in the hours, days and months ahead, as we work together in the spirit of love and unity.Thank you and good evening.Press Release: Hon. Hubert Minnis Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 23, 2017 – Nassau – The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public of the fixed dates of closure of fishing of the Nassau Grouper from December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. The Department of Marine Resources wishes to further advise that to take, land, process, sell and to offer for sale the Nassau Grouper is strictly prohibited.The general public is to note that the ban is only for the Nassau Grouper species, and one is able to capture and purchase any of the remaining species of groupers in The Bahamas. All groupers are to be landed head and tail intact to assist in the identification of the species of grouper.The identification of the Nassau Grouper species is exhibited in this characteristic: the Nassau Grouper is the only grouper species with a black band or saddle near its tail.The Department of Marine Resources requests the cooperation of the general public in adhering to the fisheries laws of The Bahamas. Persons found violating the fisheries laws will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Related Items:#irisstubbsprimaryschool, #regattavillagesouthcaicos, #southcaicosafterirma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSouth Caicos, Turks and Caicos – December 13, 2018 – It has been 97 days since the Turks and Caicos Islands felt the ferocity of catastrophic Hurricane Irma, yet parts of the country are still as if the record breaking and history making storm just touched down yesterday.Magnetic Media has been receiving reports from the Capital, Grand Turk and we have visited South Caicos this week and what we have been told and what we have seen for ourselves is shocking, disappointing and unacceptable; especially for the residents of these hardest hit communities.The Regatta Village in South Caicos, which just this past May marked 50 years of the annual South Caicos Regatta, is decimated. Hurricane Irma did in South Caicos the unimaginable, having zero respect for the decades of history she pulverized with her winds and waves. The roofs at the site were flattened or have caved in or were blown off and are still rotting mounds of rubble stacking over three feet with nails jutting out. The debris, which covers the entire site – all these months after the storms – are a significant reminder that reconstruction help has still not arrived.The three-year-old wooden jetty constructed in time for the 2014 homecoming and South Caicos Regatta is warped and wounded; gaping holes are now characteristics of the structure which was a symbol of a re-surging economy for the island, we call the country’s fishing capital. Now, that wooden dock appears rickety and storm weary after the lashing of what had to be monstrous surge waves and waters in Hurricane Irma on September 7.It was reported that all but one building went without damage in Hurricane Irma in South Caicos; the island was so devastated that it was declared to be in a State of Emergency by the Governor. This declaration got the island and islanders some much needed humanitarian assistance.The Iris Stubbs Primary School has walls and floors, but for the most part no roofs and ceilings. Irma tore those off, pushed over signs and damaged classrooms which are now rendered inoperable. As it was at the school, so it is at the homes of the students, teachers and faculty – utter, heartbreaking loss. On the school grounds, there is the sound of children playing football, singing Christmas carols, asking curious questions and chatting with their ‘BFFs’; wonderful, refreshing sounds. However, many would gladly welcome, as an alternative, the racket of noise reconstruction would make.There are many areas which vex South Caicos natives, despite their gratitude of having survived the killer hurricane. However, we found the report on the Government owned water tank, disturbing. The zinc cover is rusty, ripped apart and leaves the stored water exposed to anything and everything. One resident said there were ‘dead things’ inside the water. They believe it is unhealthy and polluted.Magnetic Media reached out the Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning for explanation on what is happening in South Caicos and construction to rebuild, generally. Minister Goldray Ewing, who leads the Public Works Department shared that on Friday, December 15 he expects that the Budget Supplementary to pay for the massive repairs nationwide will be passed in the House of Assembly. Hon Ewing said, “…after a supplementary is carried to the House to earmark those monies to prioritise the projects, we plan on embarking upon such repairs and clean up.”Government has had to re-organise the 2017-2018 Budget projections to ‘free-up’ money he reminded, this means debate in Grand Turk on Friday (Dec 15, 2017) will not only be pivotal, but interesting as we will get a more complete understanding of what this initial work will cost the country on the road to recovery. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Burnley manager Sean Dyche confirms that midfielder Steven Defour could sit out their game against Liverpool at Turf Moor.Defour underwent a knee surgery at the start of the year, and he’s been feeling a slight pain recently. Dyche says it’s not a serious problem, but warns that care needs to be taken to manage the issue.“His knee is just a little bity niggly. It’s nothing too serious we don’t think,” Dyche told the club’s website.Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“He’s just at game six (into his comeback) now and when people have been out that long it takes a bit more than that.“I’m always thinking around that nine or 10 mark when you really get that grounded fitness and you get your eye in and get used to what’s going on again in the Premier League.“He’s making good headway towards getting back there, but we have to be a little bit careful all the way.”
Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben believes the team’s second round UEFA Champions League tie against Liverpool will be an ‘epic match’.Speaking about the game which comes up next year, Robben said, according to the club’s official website:“It’s an epic match.”“Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development. They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).David Alaba, speaking about the second draw, said:“It’s an epic match. Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development. They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”Meanwhile, German defender Niklas Sule also had this to say:“In terms of the team, the names and the stadium it’ll be an extremely tough match, but we’re all really looking forward to it. We need to be at the top of our game and get a good result in the first leg. I’m very confident that we’ll come out on top. I’m really looking forward to going up against their attack and seeing Roberto Firmino again. It’ll be an awesome experience.”
Newcastle are reportedly considering making an approach for Mario Balotelli for this month’s transfer windowRafael Benitez’s side have claimed the second-fewest goals in the Premier League with just 15 from 21 games and currently sit two points above the relegation zone in 15th-place.Therefore, the Daily Mirror claims that Newcastle are eyeing up an approach for Balotelli in order to add some badly needed firepower to the squad.The Italian striker’s stay at OGC Nice appears to be coming to an end after manager Patrick Vieira gave him an additional few days off to decide his future.“I have given Mario a few extra days off to think about his future and what he wants to do,” Vieira said.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s under contract here and everything is possible, if we can come to a common agreement who knows.”After a prolific two seasons at the Allianz Riviera, Balotelli is yet to find the net in all of his 10 Ligue 1 appearances this term following a failed summer move to Marseille.Now it’s understood that Vieira and Nice will allow Balotelli, who will be out of contract in June, to leave for Newcastle if they decide to make an approach.The 28-year-old previously played in the Premier League for Manchester City and Liverpool.
Chelsea’s Gianfranco Zola has urged Alvaro Morata to embrace the weight of expectations at the club in order to end his goal drought.The Blues assistant manager insists Morata, who has found the back of the net just once in his last eight games for Chelsea and has managed only 22 goals in total since joining from Real Madrid in 2017, is struggling for confidence this season.Morata returned to the club’s starting lineup for the visit of Southampton on Wednesday but struggled to make an impact as Maurizio Sarri’s men were held to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.“It should be a motivational thing,” said Zola, according to Sky Sports. “You are at Chelsea, you are not playing for Southampton or Brighton with all due respect to those clubs.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“People expect a lot from the number nine at Chelsea. They expect a lot of goals and good performances. This is normal, he has to get used to it.”“If he goes to another big club it’ll be the same – there is no way you can avoid your responsibilities.”“It’s part of your job and if you can handle that then the better you’re going to be.”