Agent wants Southampton and Norwich target Kalidou Koulibaly to remain at Napoli

first_img1 Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly The agent of Kalidou Koulibaly has urged Napoli to offer his client a new contract amid talk of renewed interest from Norwich and Southampton.The Premier League pair both held talks with the defender in the summer but he eventually elected to stay in Italy.Now, though, Norwich and Southampton are expected to return in January with a fresh approach for the Senegal international.And as a result the 24-year-old’s agent, Bruno Satin, has urged Napoli to offer his client a new contract to keep hold of him.“Koulibaly is still young,” Satin told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“In the summer there was the possibility of leaving, but the lad chose to stay because he wanted to prove himself at Napoli, which he’s doing.“The future? There could be offers, but the Neapolitans are capable of giving him an important contract to tie the player down.”last_img read more

Leicester, Newcastle and Watford sound out Rennes over in-demand midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

first_imgLeicester, Newcastle and Watford have all enquired about the availability of Abdoulaye Doucoure.The Rennes midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Vicarage Road in the summer but negotiations broke down.The 23-year-old has, though, continued to impress in Ligue 1 and clubs across Europe have scouted him.Leicester, Newcastle and Watford, according to L’Equipe, are all keen on Doucoure and the trio have enquired over his availability.Rennes are keen to hold onto their man but are aware of growing interest from the Premier League.Doucoure was happy to stay in the summer but it is thought he could be swayed by high-flying Leicester. 1 Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure last_img

Louis van Gaal will toast Manchester United’s FA Cup win with a bottle of wine

first_imgLouis van Gaal said earlier in the week that FA Cup defeat at Derby could cost him his job – but a routine win over the Rams means the under-fire Manchester United boss will spend the weekend opening up a celebratory bottle of wine instead of packing away his desk.The 64-year-old admitted in the lead up to United’s fourth-round clash with the Championship promotion hopefuls that a loss to the Rams could spell the end of his Old Trafford tenure as supporters continue to grow weary of his perceived negative tactics.But he appears to have secured a stay of execution as goals from Wayne Rooney, Daley Blind and Juan Mata earned the Red Devils a fully-deserved 3-1 win over Derby – who had equalised in the first half through George Thorne.And the victory, which ensures 11-time winners United are the first name into the hat for the fifth-round draw, will now celebrate by opening an expensive bottle of wine with his wife – a gift from the Reds’ chief executive Ed Woodward after Van Gaal led United to a win over Liverpool earlier in the month.“I come back and my wife is at home because she was in the Netherlands, and the wine is already open,” he said.“We drink a nice bottle of wine, probably the most expensive wine, because I have received that from Ed Woodward.“Because I get always expensive wine when we beat an opponent of out the top six. I don’t want to mention the name (of the wine) because it is a little bit extravagant.”Despite the toasting of his side’s success, Van Gaal stopped short of heaping praise on his players, who had dominated for large swathes of their east midlands encounter. Anthony Martial enjoyed one of his best performances in recent weeks but even the France international was not immune to Van Gaal’s post-match analysis.“The first 20 minutes he was very bad,” he said of his summer signing from Monaco.“Maybe you have noticed that because everyone is saying how fantastic he played, (he should be) man of the match.“But you have to play 90 minutes good. I have said that already to him otherwise I could not say it to you. But after that first 20 minutes he was fantastic.”United scored three goals when in recent weeks they have largely been criticised for their lack of cutting edge in front of goal and the number of chances they have created.But Van Gaal insists there is no change in approach or philosophy and his players were simply allowed to play their game.“They didn’t have more freedom, they have always freedom from me,” he added when asked if his players were allowed to play with more freedom.“You want to write that but then don’t ask (a) rhetorical question. For you (it is) obvious (there is) more freedom? No. Same philosophy, same training session past three days. I give my players always freedom, building up attack is more freedom than defending.“Defending I have a game plan. I am not pleased with how you are twisting my words.”last_img read more

Explosion rocks apartment complex

first_imgAZUSA – An explosion rocked a residential building when residents in an apartment set off foggers to try to fumigate their unit, but no one was hurt, it was reported today. The accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. yesterday in a four-unit building at 618 Glenfinnan Ave., Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. David Middleton told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The explosion is believed to have been triggered when chemicals from pesticide foggers were set off by a stove pilot light, Middleton said. No one in the building was injured, not even the two adults and five children in the unit where the blast originated, Middleton told the Tribune. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The force of the blast blew out most of the unit’s windows and lifted the ceiling from the walls, the newspaper reported. The building was deemed uninhabitable until inspectors can determine the extent of structural damage. The displaced residents were staying with friends or family, the Tribune reported. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgANOTHER Donegal hotel has gone on the market – with a value price-tag.The Letterkenny Court Hotel has a €900,000 guide price.The Main Street Hotel has 57 en suite guest bedrooms and 26 apartments as well as a ground-floor reception. Its Dillon’s Bar, which also has separate street access “extends over split levels with front and rear bar and is fitted in traditional style with some of its areas suitable for casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere” according to estate agents.On the lower-ground floor is Lannigan’s Restaurant which was recently refurbished to provide dining for up to 90 patrons. DONEGAL HOTEL GOES ON MARKET FOR JUST €900,000 was last modified: July 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000DONEGAL HOTEL GOES ON MARKET FOR JUST €900last_img read more


first_imgMcFaddens Pharmacy are NOW stocking He-She Self Tan – the award winning and professional alternative in tanning.It’s EXCLUSIVE to McFadden’s Pharmacies Lettekenny ONLY.Available In-Store and On-line @ OUR top picks for Christmas this week are:*BaByliss Power Light 2000 Hair Dryer was €29.99 Now €19.99Link:*Micro Pedi 11 Piece Gift Set was €59.95 Now €49.95 Link:*Remington Titanium Mens Razors was €99.95 Now €69.95 ( Save €30 )* Winter in Venice Gift Sets and Patesserie De Bain by Rose&Co sumptuous gifts for Bath and BodyFinally, Our Christmas Opening times are: Thurs 11th-Fri 12th: 9am – 8pm Sat 13th : 9:30 – 6pmSun 14th : 12pm-6pmMon-Fri 19th : 9pm-8pmSat 20th : 9am-6pm Sun 21st : 12pm-6pmMon22nd-Tues23rd : 9am-9pmMCFADDENS PHARMACY NOW STOCKING ‘HE-SHE SELF TAN’ – THE AWARD WINNING AND PROFESIONAL ALTERNATIVE IN TANNING was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessHe-She Self-TanMcFADDENS PHARMACYnewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: There are still some incredible offers available at the Watson Home and Hardware closing down sale! Watson Home and Hardware are moving to a new location in the forthcoming few weeks – and as a result are having a bumper clearing sale. That is enabling customers to get some top quality products at amazing prices!There was an incredible 3,000 customers through their doors last week – on the hunt for bargains!Some customers were delighted with their purchases at Watson Home and Hardware.Owner John Watson told Donegal Daily, “Our customers are getting some great bargains, many are buying in bulk – while others are buying their christmas goods now at greatly reduced prices.” Below are some fantastic testimonials from customers delighted at their purchases.“I can’t believe the value I got today, all these bags for only €29.00”, Ms Kelly, Creeslough.“I’ve been looking for this teapot for ages, just got it for half price”,  J Doherty, Letterkenny.“These boots were so cheap I bought TWO pairs! Pat, Fanad.WEEKLY DEALS: ASH CARRIER Ash carrier – NOW back in stock!Galvanised ash carrier.Enables safe removal of hot or cold ashes.Galvanised for long life.Just slide the ashpan into the carrier and close the lid.3 sizes availablelarge 29.95 (16.5″ x 4.5″x 15″)extra large 34.95 (16.5″ x 4.5″ x 19″)DEALS OF THE WEEK:DEWALT XR Compact Hammer Drill Driver has an ultra compact.Lightweight design allows it to be used in confined spaces, the intelligent trigger design allows for total control of application. Two speed, all metal gear box for increased run time and a longer tool life.A 14-position, adjustable torque control enables consistent screwdriving into a variety of materials with different screw sizes.Was €299.99 now €199.9914″ CHAINSAWEinhell GH-PC 1535 TC ChaInsaw is ideal for felling, clearing of underbrush and debranching of trees. very easy to start.The chain is easy to tension and change without the need for any tools, comes with bar and chain from Oregon.For safety it features a chain brake and hand guard which stops the chain within a few milliseconds in case of kickback.NOW only €149.00WATSON’S WEEKLY WONDERS – GREAT BARGAINS STILL AVAILABLE AT CLOSING DOWN SALE was last modified: October 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more

Arsenal boss on Champions League exit: We produced a quality performance

first_img Arsene Wenger’s side were beaten 5-1 on aggregate by Barcelona 1 Arsene Wenger admitted his side had not made the most of their chances over two legs against Barcelona.Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by the Catalan giants in the last 16, with the Blaugrana winning 5-1 on aggregate. The Gunners boss told BT Sport: “In the two games, if you look at the dangerous situations we created we have done that many times.“I know it is difficult to take, to go out, but I believe that we produced a quality performance against maybe the best team in Europe at the moment. Well done to them and we wish them well.“I think the performance was first of all good but it was a great game between two good teams.”The Arsenal manager also felt that if his side had gone ahead in the match things could have turned out differently.“It was a turning point at 1-1, I believe I could feel they were wobbling a little bit, they were insecure,” he said.“Had we scored the second goal I think we could have created a sensation tonight, but we didn’t and any one of the (Barcelona) three up front can score an exceptional goal.”last_img read more

Gabriel reveals reason for Arsenal’s ‘excellent performance’ against Watford

first_img Gabriel playing for Arsenal against Watford Gabriel has revealed Arsenal were ‘much more focused’ than they have been recently in their resounding victory over Watford.The Gunners secured a 4-0 win against the Hornets, easing to three vital points as they remain in the hunt for the Premier League title.It was a return to form for Arsene Wenger’s side, who have been struggling in the recent months.The North London club had won just three of their previous 10 games heading into the clash with the Hornets, and had been on the end of a 2-1 defeat against the same opponents in the FA Cup in March.However, Arsenal were back to their best, attacking with pace and creative flair, and Brazilian centre-back Gabriel has revealed the reason for this excellent performance.“It’s not every game that we’ll have an excellent performance like today,” he said.“We were just much more focused against Watford and that’s why things went much better and we recorded a positive result.”The three points closed the gap on second placed Spurs to four points, with Arsenal still having a game in hand, and Gabriel insists the Gunners have their confidence back heading into the final stage of the season.The 25-year-old added: “We’ve regained our confidence once again.“Not so long ago we lacked a little in confidence and we weren’t going into the match fully focused, so with a victory, we come back with a better self-esteem.” 1last_img read more

‘I don’t want ANY West Ham players to play for England’, says David Sullivan

first_imgWest Ham co-owner David Sullivan has told talkSPORT he doesn’t want ANY West Ham players to play for England.The likes of Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell have all been linked with call-ups to Roy Hodgson’s squad in recent months, though none are likely to be included in the Euro 2016 squad.Hammers fans were angered that Noble, in particular, was overlooked for recent friendless against Germany and Holland, but Sullivan was relieved his stars remained at home.The Upton Park chief is still sour after former striker Dean Ashton was forced to retire from a serious ankle injury he picked up during a Three Lions training session back in 2009.It was a huge blow for West Ham at the time, and Sullivan does not want another similar incident to jeopardise the team as they continue their impressive rise and begin a new era at the Olympic Stadium.“For me, and this is a horrible thing to say, I don’t want any of our players to play for England,” Sullivan told the Sports Bar.“I saw what happened to Dean Ashton, where we lost a vital player [to an injury he suffered on international duty] and we never got a penny off the FA for that.”Asked if he feels the same about the club’s other international players, such as French playmaker Dimitri Payet and Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna he added: “I’m just saying that for me as a club owner, when they go away they play extra games, they risk injury and it does nothing for me.“If you want to sell them it probably increases their value, but we have desire to sell any of our players.“I’m just saying, with my West Ham hat on, that I wish we had no internationals and I wish the players would have a nice long break.“Often, players who take part in those big tournaments then struggle in the next season because they don’t get a long enough break in the summer.“But that’s not to say we will not still look to buy international players. Of course we will.”He added jokingly: “I’ve tried to bribe them to retire [from international duty], but they won’t retire!”Listen to the full interview with David Sullivan IN FULL above!last_img read more