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1 Transfer rumours Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…David Beckham wants Wayne Rooney to sign for his planned MLS team in Miami, according to the Daily Star Sunday.David De Gea has a £30m buy-out clause in his new four-year contract with Man United. (Sun on Sunday) Man City and Chelsea look likely to miss out on Paul Pogba, who is poised to join Barcelona from Juventus, when the Catalan club’s transfer embargo comes to an end. (Sunday Express) England boss Roy Hodgson says he will not give Liverpool’s 19-year-old prodigy Jordon Ibe an England debut just to keep him from playing for Nigeria. (Sunday People) Louis van Gaal is prepared to extend his contract with Man United beyond 2017. (Daily Star Sunday) West Brom striker and Tottenham target Saido Berahino will turn down a new contract offer from the West Midlands club as he seeks a move away in the next transfer window. (Sunday Mirror) Newcastle have dismissed reports linking striker Papiss Cisse, 30, with a move to the Middle East in January. (Newcastle Chronicle)
1 Arsenal great Tony Adams Arsenal supporters threatened to rekindle the infamous ‘pizza-gate’ after former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson branded Gunners legend Tony Adams ‘a United player in an Arsenal shirt’.In his latest book, Ferguson revealed he attempted to sign Highbury hero Adams as a youngster during his famous reign at Old Trafford, but was twice rebuffed by the loyal defender.“I thought he’d be absolutely perfect for United. I tried a little bit when he was 19, in the reserves, but no chance,” said the Scot.“I think Tony Adams was a United player in an Arsenal shirt to be honest with you.”As expected, the Gunners faithful didn’t take kindly to Fergie’s jibes about their beloved ‘Mr Arsenal’.Check out how they reacted below…
1 Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo will end his career at Real Madrid – despite interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.The Portugal international recently broke the Spanish giant’s all-time goal record and is contracted to the club until 2018.Despite that, reports had linked him with a return to Old Trafford, with Red Devils hero David Beckham telling talkSPORT he hopes to see his old team-mate in a United shirt once again.However Ancelotti, who worked with the 30-year-old at the Bernabeu, thinks he will stay at Madrid until he retires.“I don’t know,” Ancelotti told Le Parisien when asked if Ronaldo would join PSG next year.“Last week he created history at Real Madrid by levelling Raul’s record.“I don’t see Cristiano Ronaldo changing club. I think he’ll finish his career at Real Madrid where everyone likes him.” Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates breaking Raul’s Real Madrid record
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Gaston Ramirez could still have a future at the club.The Uruguay international, a £12million signing in 2012, has struggled to make any impact under Koeman or his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.His agent, Pablo Betancourt, suggested last week that Ramirez could be on his way out of St Mary’s in January, with a host of Italian sides keen on his signature.But Ramirez could still rescue his Saints career after making a surprise appearance against Liverpool on Sunday.The 24-year-old was introduced with ten minutes left of the Premier League clash at Anfield and set up Sadio Mane’s late equaliser in an impressive cameo.“He’s working hard and he’s trying to take his opportunity,” Koeman said.“With injuries to Shane [Long] and Jay [Rodriguez] he’s knocking on the door and then I give Gaston that opportunity.” 1 Ronald Koeman
11 11 22. Willian (right wing) – Where would Chelsea be without his goals this season? He has become a free kick king and has dug his teammates out of so many holes. The Brazilian is the Blues player of the season so far, not that there are many candidates for that accolade that is. 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) – Cahill was rested for the Champions League victory in midweek but should return to the team for Saturdays trip to Stoke. Although it is difficult to tell given current form but he is Mourinhos first choice defender and, given that he is one poor result away from the sack, the manager will want to call on his most senior players. 7. Ramires (central midfield) – Ramires scored against Liverpool and, despite speculation he would leave during last summers transfer window, he has stayed and played his way into a new contract. His never-stop-running attitude is what Mourinho needs to get Chelsea out of this slump. 11 11 11 8. Oscar (left wing) – Eden Hazard has done nothing to persuade Mourinho, or the fans, that he deserves his place in the team back. It is not as if the Chelsea boss has not tried with his star player, giving him the central number 10 role, but he has failed to impress meaning Oscar will continue on the left for the time being. 6. Baba Rahman (left back) – Again he is likely to start for Chelsea on Saturday given the on-going injury situation with Bransilav Ivanovic. The experiment with playing Zouma as a full back is a failed one so with Azpilicueta moving to right back, Baba Rahman is the only other natural left back in the squad. Stoke v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 7 November.Was Wednesday night’s late 2-1 win against Dynamo Kiev a turning point for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho?The Blues manager was visibly moved as the Stamford Bridge faithful sang his name and said he would do everything he could for them.As they conceded a late equaliser against Kiev, many thought it would be the same old story, but a Willian free kick minutes later gave Mourinho a much-needed victory and showed a character that hasn’t been seen by Chelsea all season.So will Mourinho keep the same side as he fights to keep his job and raise Chelsea from their lowly position of fifteenth?Click the arrow above, right, to see a predicted XI to avenge the League Cup loss to Stoke two weeks ago. 26. John Terry (centre back) – Given Stokes physicality, Terry should get the nod to don the captaincy and start at the back this weekend, despite Kurt Zoumas emergence as Mourinhos preferred centre half. 11 11 21. Nemanja Matic (central midfield) – Matic was dropped for the visit of Liverpool last week but was recalled in midweek and should see himself recalled to deal with the robust fashion of Stokes midfield. 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Chelsea line-up against Stoke in squad number order – Begovic has made some outstanding saves this season but is his lack of commanding presence the reason the Chelsea defence is malfunctioning so badly? Either way Mourinho has no choice but to start the Bosnian until Thibaut Courtois returns. 11 19. Diego Costa (striker) – Like the majority of his teammates, he has been truly awful this season, appearing both unfit and overweight. However Mourinho has to play the Brazilan-turned-Spaniard, simply because, who else is there? 4. Cesc Fabregas (central attack) – Expect Fabregas to start a little further forward than usual and be relieved of all defensive duties so he can focus on what he is really good at creating chances. The former Arsenal man has had a pretty awful season so far but dont be surprised if he gets back to his best at the Britannia. 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) – Agree with the team? – Azpilicueta has been in and out of the team recently as well as being shoved in both full back positions but given the success with him on the right on Wednesday, the Spaniard should keep his place.
Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers of all time, and one of the most revered and recognisable sports stars on the planet.But what happened before the superstar burst onto the scene at Barcelona?From his humble unbringing in Argentina, to signing a contract on a paper napkin, watch the video above for the story of how Leo became the footballer he is today.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, you can subscribe FOR FREE to talkSPORT here!
1 It was Mauricio Pochettino’s 100th match in charge of the north Londoners Defeat in Dortmund was Mauricio Pochettino’s 100th match in charge of Tottenham. The north Londoners – second in the Premier League – were humbled 3-0 in Germany – against the Bundesliga’s second-placed team. Pochettino’s selection raised eyebrows as he opted to rest the likes of Harry Kane and Eric Dier, starting fringe players Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Joshua Onomah. When his side return to domestic action at the weekend, they face bottom of the league Aston Villa. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring before Marco Reus’ second-half double sent Thomas Tuchel’s side towards the Europa League last eight. Spurs fans have always backed their manager, but they feel the 44-year-old got it wrong on this occasion – see below!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityConsumers who purchased Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits with the can code “JUL 08 2009 07097” were advised to return the product to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or refund. CAMDEN, N.J. – Campbell Soup Co. on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of more than 72,000 cans of a variety of its Chunky soup because they may contain pieces of hard plastic that present a choking hazard and could cause injury if swallowed. The recall involves 18.8-ounce cans of Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits. No other products are affected by the recall, the company said. Campbell said three consumers have reported minor injuries in and around their mouths. The recalled soups were shipped to 24 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
WHITTIER – After working his way up from the teaching ranks nearly four decades ago at the Whittier Union High School District, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Leo Camalich will retire at the end of this school year. Although Camalich was best known for his 22-year stint as La Serna High principal, his retirement is likely to have more of an effect on current students, faculty and staff at Whittier High. That’s because Whittier High’s principal, Loring Davies, will be stepping into Camalich’s position at the district office when he retires June 30. “During this time of significant personnel changes, I want to assure the community that there will be a smooth transition as we prepare for Leo Camalich’s retirement and Loring Davies’ promotion,” said Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson. Camalich, who also served as a Rio Hondo College trustee for four years, said he and his wife, Gayle, a teacher, are both retiring at the same time and plan to move to a home in Ventura. “I have enjoyed and appreciated the mutual respect and collaboration that exists within our school district,” he added. “This is a place that encourages and promotes innovation and a desire to excel, and is a healthy and fun place to work.” Davies’ promotion to assistant superintendent becomes effective July 1. He has 15 years’ experience as a school principal, five of which he’s spent at Whittier High. A nationwide search for a new Whittier High principal will begin immediately, and officials said they hope to have a replacement for Davies in place at the school long before he leaves for the district office. “Under Mr. Davies’ leadership, Whittier High has demonstrated tremendous positive growth in all aspects,” Thorstenson said. “(He) is highly regarded by the greater Whittier educational community for being an effective, personable and positive school leader.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And even though it will be difficult to see Camalich go, Thorstenson said, the district will “continue to benefit from his efforts as a dedicated professional in the field of education for years to come.” A native Whittierite, Camalich began his career in education as a teacher at Santa Fe High. He was the New Horizons program director at Whittier High and an assistant principal at Santa Fe High before being named principal at La Serna in 1982. Over the next 22 years, La Serna was named a California Distinguished School three times and received a Golden Bell award from the Association of California School Administrators. ACSA also named Camalich, 59, the Secondary Principal of the Year in 2002-03 for its Region 15. He was promoted to assistant superintendent in 2004. “(This) has been a special place to work,” Camalich said. “I feel blessed and fortunate to have spent my entire career here.”