Transfers Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho to sign contract extension Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:30 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester United Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up Mourinho to sign contract extensionManchester United are set to announce a contract extension for manager Jose Mourinho, according to The National.Mourinho’s current three-year deal runs until 2019, and negotiations that began earlier in the season have now been concluded successfully.United currently sit second in the Premier League table after Mourinho led the Red Devils to League Cup and Europa League titles last year in his first season with the club. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man Utd yet to trigger Mata dealManchester United are yet to trigger the one-year option on Juan Mata’s contract, but the playmaker wants to stay at Old Trafford, according to ESPN .Mata’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he has been linked with summer moves to Inter Milan and former club Valencia.United have a 12-month option on Mata’s contract and the club are still expected to exercise the deal to keep the Spaniard for at least another season.Man Utd doubt Ronaldo returnManchester United are not convinced Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid to return to Old Trafford in the summer, according to ESPN .A report in AS on Monday claimed that Ronaldo is keen to quit Madrid in the summer due to broken promises over a new contract and that the Portugal international wants to go back to United.However, United doubt the 32-year-old is seriously looking for a way out of Madrid and feel the speculation is part of the plan for the forward to secure a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.Raiola demands key to Alexis-Mkhitaryan dealArsenal’s pursuit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan hinges on whether the attacker is paid off by Manchester United due to his contract running for another two years, Goal understands. The Gunners are keen for a swap deal with United, but neither club are prepared to sanction the transfer unless the Armenia international agrees to move to north London.Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola is also determined to secure a fee for himself as part of his involvement in brokering the deal.Read the full story right here on Goal! Mkhitaryan holding up Alexis to Man Utd moveHenrikh Mkhitaryan is a key part of the negotiations that would see Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United and he remains undecided over his future, according to BBC Sport . Arsenal will apparently refuse to sanction the sale of the Chilean to United unless Mkhitaryan moves in the opposite direction but the Amenian is unsure whether to join the Gunners, another club or even remain at Old Trafford.Alexis has reportedly agreed personal terms with Jose Mourinho’s side but no deal will be concretised between either club unless Mkhitaryan decides he does want to sign for the north Londoners, a stance shared by United.Man United agree cash + Mkhitaryan move for AlexisManchester United have agreed a deal for Alexis Sanchez which will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal, claims the Daily Express .According to the newspaper, Arsenal will receive £40 million for the Chile star, who is out of contract in the summer. Mkhitaryan will move the other way after being frozen out of the Red Devils first team this season.RB Leipzig make Kluivert approachRB Leipzig have made contact with Ajax regarding a possible deal to sign teenage winger Justin Kluivert, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .Kluivert, the son of former Ajax and Netherlands striker Patrick, is one of the brightest talents in Dutch football, and is a target for Barcelona and Manchester United.However, Leipzig are keen to win the race for the 18-year-old and have been in touch with the player’s representatives and Ajax.Napoli turn to Lucas MouraParis Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura has emerged as an option for Napoli in the Serie A side’s search for a new winger, reports Sky Sport Italia .Simone Verdi of Bologna is Napoli’s primary target, but a January deal is looking unlikely, while a move for Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu is also proving difficult.Now Lucas, who is keen to leave PSG and has been linked with Manchester United , is a possibility due to his availability, with Napoli exploring a loan deal with a view to a €25 million permanent transfer.Chelsea in for Alexis after Man City withdrawalManchester United’s main rivals for Alexis Sanchez’s transfer now appear to be Chelsea after Man City dropped out of the race, reports the Manchester Evening News .City had appeared close to signing the Arsenal star, but have now withdrawn from contention after becoming frustrated at the pace of negotiations.But United have not landed their man yet, and could even see a reported £35 million fee pushed up by the Blues’ late interest. Mou confident over Alexis despite Chelsea reportsJose Mourinho is “relaxed” in the face of reports that Chelsea are planning to hijack Manchester United’s approach for Alexis Sanchez. “Other big clubs are probably interested – who knows?” he told reporters after Monday’s 3-0 win against Stoke City.Read the full story on Goal! ‘Alexis signing shouldn’t be at Martial’s expense’ Manchester United’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez should not come at the expense of Anthony Martial, believes United correspondent Kris Voakes.Martial was in fine form on Monday as the Red Devils downed Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford. Read the full analysis on Goal! Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan exitJose Mourinho has suggested that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to leave Manchester United.Mkhitaryan has reportedly been part of the negotiations regarding Alexis Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford and looks set to be heading to Arsenal.Read the full quotes right here on Goal! Neville: Mou would happily swap Mkhitaryan for AlexisFormer Manchester United captain Gary Neville said manager Jose Mourinho would happily swap out-of-favour playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.”He wanted to keep the player clear, saying that he does rate him, but I think he’d happily swap him in any deal for Alexis Sanchez,” he said. “Anybody would.”Read the full story on Goal! Giggs to call Scholes as Wales No. 2New Wales manager Ryan Giggs is keen to name ex-Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes as his assistant, according to The Sun .The 44-year-old was unveiled as Chris Coleman’s successor on Monday, and will be tasked with securing qualification for Euro 2020 after the World Cup finals. Giggs and Scholes have past experience working together, as interim bosses at United in 2014 prior to Louis van Gaal’s arrival.
Man Utd target Pochettino: I’m focused solely on Tottenhamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down speculation he could replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday after two-and-a-half-years at the club, with Pochettino listed as a heavy favourite to join the Red Devils.”I think after nearly five years there are a lot of rumours that have happened in my position here, as manager of Tottenham,” said Pochettino.”I cannot answer this type of question. These type of rumours happen in this business, in football.”I always respect the opinion of everyone, whether people praise me, whether people do not agree with me, whether people say different things. The business we know very well.”A lot of rumours happen but it is not my business what happened at another club. I am so focused in trying to deliver my best job at this football club.”We have ahead of us a very busy run of fixtures, tomorrow we play another derby.”It is so important for us – the quarter-final of the cup and I think everyone understand I am focused on tomorrow and doing my best job.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Gundogan: We needed response after Norwichby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes his side had to show a response after their poor result at the weekend.City were humbled by Norwich City in the Premier League, losing 3-2 away from home.But they showed their quality in the first game of the Champions League group stages, with an impressive 3-0 away win against Shakhtar Donetsk.Speaking about the win, in which he scored, Gundogan said to the club’s official website: “We played quite well I think. The first goal away helps you but we never relaxed, kept the ball well and created a lot of chances. the result is great for us at a tough ground.”We had at least a couple of clear chances. But the third goal killed the game and we were able to play down the last 15 minutes.”It was necessary to respond and respond well (to the Norwich defeat) All of us, not just individually. They created good chances but we were solid at the back.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aaron Cresswell convinced by West Ham potentialby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Cresswell is convinced West Ham United can achieve something special with the current team.The fullback has extended his deal with the Irons until 2023, which could take the No3 up to nine years in Claret and Blue. He said, “Going back to the last year we had at the Boleyn, we had a good squad. But look at this squad, the depth, the players and the signings we are making. “We’ve got two players for each position so if someone gets injured there is always someone to step up. Certainly, in the time I’ve been here, it’s been the best squad I’ve been involved in.“We want something special to happen. Come the end of the season, whether we have a good cup run or finish as high as possible in the league, that’s what we’re aiming to do. We want to take each game as it is and try to take maximum points and play good football at the same time. “This year we’ve shown some brilliant results and played some brilliant football. Long may that continue.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Williams advice: Like you’re in the park with mates!by Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScott McTominay handed Brandon Williams some valuable advice before the teenager’s Manchester United debut.19-year-old Williams was excellent in the goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar last week.”I thought he did brilliantly,” McTominay told MUTV.”I said to him before the game to just be himself and told him he had nothing to worry about.”I told him to go and play the game like it was a Reserves match or he was playing in the park with his mates… you don’t want to think too much about it, you just need to go out, express yourself, show what you can do and that’s what he did.”A fellow United academy graduate, McTominay exactly what Williams must do from here.He added: “He just needs to concentrate on how he’s performing on the pitch and listen to Ole and the coaches and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with him.”Obviously, we didn’t create as many chances as we hoped [against Alkmaar] but we still got a point away from home and didn’t concede again so they’re positives we can take.”And, of course, Brandon was a big, big plus and I’m very pleased for him. To have a game like that this early in his career is great.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini surprised by Everton strugglesby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he’s surprised by Everton’s early season struggles.The Blues currently find themselves in the relegation zone after eight matches of the campaign despite being handed what looked to be a relatively favourable early fixture list.Pellegrini said, “[Surprised by their position?] Maybe, yes. They have very good players and a team that is very strong every year.”I suppose I expected them to not be in that position in the table.”Because we won that game last season, it is in that moment we played in the way we wanted to. We want the same result again this time as well.”It is difficult to analyse their situation. Last season we beat them there when we were in a position that they are now.”Games are always different though, I am sure we will find an Everton with high pace and looking to get better results than their last games.”
TORONTO — When Canadian heart throb Justin Bieber secretly married model Hailey Baldwin last year, tabloids said they didn’t bother with a fancy ceremony or a pre-nuptial agreement to protect their millions.“He was an idiot not to get a (pre-nup), but we have seen Justin do a lot of stupid stuff,” joked Farrah Kohorst, a Calgary-based lawyer specializing in family law.But according to Kohorst, 24-year-old Bieber — estimated to be worth $265 million — and 22-year-old Baldwin — rumoured to be worth $3 million — aren’t out of ways to keep their future earnings protected from each other, if they desire.Kohorst and other experts say the key to safeguarding assets when you didn’t sign a pre-nup lies in a little-known agreement that is growing in popularity: a post-nup.Often called a marriage contract under the Family Law Act, a post-nup can be signed before or after a wedding and can include clauses to decide what will happen to money, real estate, inheritances and pets if a marriage is dissolved.Kohorst and other lawyers say most people are prompted to sign a post-nuptial agreement at the behest of their parents or because they want to embark on a financial venture their spouse isn’t keen on sharing the risk for, they suddenly snag a large inheritance or gift they want to keep from their partner or they simply ran out of time to draw up a pre-nup while preparing for their big day.“I did one recently where the husband found out about a bunch of debt the wife had run up and he wanted nothing to do with that because it wasn’t disclosed to him,” said Kohorst.“I really pump these to my friends and family because we are looking at 40 per cent divorce rate and 60 per cent common-law breakdown (in Canada).”She often recommends couples who are trying to figure out what to put in a post-nup focus on their goals and think about whether children, new businesses or windfalls are headed their way. If someone agrees to waive their spousal support and not share property that is jointly held, Kohorst often suggests a settlement where the amount of money they receive for the dissolution of their marriage is based on the length of the relationship or is a portion of the net value of their assets.She also advises clients to look out for conduct provisions — clauses surrounding infidelity, weight gain and a minimum number of times a week or month a spouse has to agree to sex. They’re popular in the U.S., but are usually frowned upon and often not relevant to legal rights in Canada, she adds.Kohorst also said most clients don’t realize post-nups aren’t boilerplate documents that can be drawn up in a few days on the cheap. Most take more than one meeting and require several financial disclosures.“There is a difference between marrying somebody you think is worth $1 million, when they are really worth $50 million,” she said. “You might get a different deal.”In rush scenarios, Kohorst has seen post-nups come together in six to eight weeks and in situations with prominent families with plenty to protect, she’s charged up to $60,000 to represent her client.However, most people will spend a few thousand dollars for agreements that take three to four months to draw up.Kohorst pushes her clients to avoid signing them the same month as their wedding because if one is signed too close to the wedding, it can later be argued the agreement was made under duress. If clients insist, she adds a clause noting both parties agree they are not committing to the agreement under duress.Rick Peticca, a Toronto-based senior associate specializing in family law, said he recommends post-nups when clients are keen on getting a pre-nup but have six months or less until their wedding, putting themselves in a danger zone for duress arguments.He suggests signing an agreement well before the six-month mark to avoid those troubles and make use of negotiating advantages you have before tying the knot.“You have an option not to proceed with the wedding,” he said. “You lose that leverage after the wedding has occurred.”He has also seen people pursuing post-nups long after their marriage began in hopes of using the agreements as a “security blanket” against situations that recently arose.“I have a case right now where my client’s spouse was unfaithful and while they work things out, they want something in place,” he said, noting that post-nups should be made to fit each person’s unique situation and concerns.“Before someone just agrees to anything they really need to think of the consequences. It’s not just trying to satisfy your partner. There are real life consequences, so they need to ensure their views are properly reflected.”Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press
NEW YORK — NBCUniversal will launch an ad-supported streaming service in 2020, free for anyone who pays for a cable service.The company joins an ever-growing list of streaming service players, including YouTube, AT&T, Hulu, Roku and Walmart’s Vudu, among others. On Thursday Amazon announced its own free ad-supported service called IMDB Freedive.NBCUniversal’s service will draw on the company’s content library, original programming and outside content partners, but it didn’t disclose what shows or movies will be included. The service will be available to non pay-TV customers for a to-be-disclosed fee. An ad-free version will also be available for a fee.Cable provider Comcast is NBCUniversal’s parent company. Content providers are hoping to capture ad dollars and data with streaming services, but as they proliferate many risk getting lost in the shuffle.The Associated Press
Kolkata: Devotees from all over the world have assembled at Mayapur, the headquarters of ISKCON, to celebrate the 533rd birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.Gaur Purnima, the biggest festival in the Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya, will be celebrated with fervour and gaiety in the Nabadwip Mandala. The excitement among the devotees is palpable as they are preparing for the big day, purchasing traditional colourful dhoti-kurta and ghagra- choli to participate in the celebration, informed Subroto Das, media spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur. The celebrations will start from the wee hours, with Manglarti at 4.30 am followed by class and Darshan Arti in the morning. In the evening from 4 pm onwards, Chaitanya Charitamrita – the biography of Mahaprabhu will be read. The Gaur Purnima festival is being celebrated in all 800 centres of the institution around the globe. It may be mentioned that Mayapur is coming up as a centre of international tourism. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given the green signal to the proposal of developing it as a tourist hotspot and work will start shortly on the same. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 3,000 crore. During her trip to Mayapur, Banerjee had assured the ISCKON authorities to provide all necessary cooperation. Later, a team comprising senior industrialists visited Mayapur. Sajjan Jindal will head the team carrying out the development project. There has been heavy police deployment to maintain peace during Thursday’s function. Devotees from 95 countries have come to take part in the celebration.
Kolkata: More than one crore voters in over eight Lok Sabha constituencies will exercise their franchise on April 29.Canvassing reached a peak over the past couple of days including big rallies, road shows, street corner meetings and last minute door-to-door contact with voters in Berhampore, Ranaghat, Krishnanagar, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur (SC) and Birbhum, before coming to an end at 6 pm. Of these eight seats, Congress and BJP have one seat each. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Adhir Chowdhury and Babul Supriyo were elected from Berhampore and Asansol respectively. The remaining six seats had been won by the Trinamool Congress in the 2014 elections. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn Berhampore, the Trinamool has fielded Apurba Sarkar, a close aide of Adhir Chowdhury. In the past four years, the TMC has made inroads in Murshidabad which is believed to be a Congress stronghold. Suvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, is looking after Murshidabad district on behalf of the party. He has organised the party and in 2018 Panchayat elections, the Trinamool has got control over the Zilla Parishad. In Krishnanagar seat, the Trinamool has fielded Mahua Moitra, the party’s MLA from Karimpur. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn Ranaghat, the Trinamool Congress supremo replaced Tapas Mondol, party’s candidate who was elected in 2014 with Rupali Biswas. The latter is the widow of Satyajit Biswas, the party’s MLA from Krishnagunj, who was murdered in February this year. In Asansol, Trinamool MP from Bankura Moon Moon Sen is contesting in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Her rival is Babul Supriyo, the sitting BJP MP. In Burdwan East and Burdwan-Durgapur seats, the Trinamool has fielded two sittings MPs, Sunil Mondol and Mumtaz Sanghamita respectively. Asit Mal is TMC’s nominee in Bolpur (SC) seat. The former MP Anupam Hazra was expelled from the party and he is contesting from Jadavpur seat. Shatabdi Roy is contesting from Birbhum Lok Sabha seat with Trinamool’s ticket. Mamata Banerjee has campaigned in all the eight seats and took part in road shows which had attracted thousands of people. Political experts said in the eight seats where election will be held on April 29, the Trinamool Congress is likely to gain the Asansol seat. Trinamool workers are burying hatchets and are campaigning for Moon Moon Sen. Besides door-to-door campaigns, Sen has addressed meetings of the workers and visited the villages. Malay Ghatak, state Law minister, said party workers are leaving no stones unturned to ensure her victory.