Cesc Fabregas delivers draft to Arsenal and Manchester United by insisting he will not leave Barcelona 2013
Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas has declared belief bond him with a move abroad from the Nou Camp as “absurd”.
Fabregas has been in and out of the Barca aboriginal aggregation afterward his acknowledgment to the Catalan club from Arsenal in 2011 and that has led to letters that several Premier League clubs – including the Gunners and Manchester United – ability try and allure the Spain all embracing aback to England this summer.
However, the 26 year-old has been agog to accent he sees his approaching at Barca and re-iterated that attitude in an account with Marca today.
He said: “I’ve consistently said that I’m blessed at Barca. Whoever says that I’m abrogation doesn’t apperceive me and has never announced with me.
“Nor with my agent, because he knows that I don’t wish him to allocution with added humans about me. I’m actual clandestine and I don’t even allocution about these things with my family.
“If anyone says annihilation that isn’t that I wish to play at Barca, it’s absolutely absurd.”
Roberto Mancini is to be sacked as the Manchester City manager, with the Italian’s administration set to end afore the club’s post-season bout to the United States and possibly this week.
With City advancing Manuel Pellegrini, the Malaga coach, as their adopted replacement, Mancini cut a afflicted amount afterward Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup final accident to Wigan. Again he railed at the club for not killing the belief apropos Pellegrini, an analogy of the Italian’s abrupt style, one which has not admired him to players or some associates of staff.
This and added factors accept acquired the club’s Abu Dhabi admiral to lose aplomb in Mancini, who was handed a five-year arrangement endure summer afterwards a aboriginal appellation in 44 seasons. The Italian has struggled to body on that success, with his aggregation getting alone from the Champions Alliance in the accumulation stages, again accident their alliance appellation to Manchester United and assuredly traveling down in the FA Cup final.
Mancini appear the burden he was beneath with a camp achievement afterward the Wigan loss, if he angled on his communications executive, Vicky Kloss, during an generally adverse briefing. Asked if he would be told that his job was safe, the administrator said: “I don’t know, for me annihilation will happen. I don’t charge to allocution about me and my future, I accept a four-year contract. It’s accurate that every arrangement can be torn but I don’t anticipate they charge to allocution about me.”
Mancini acquainted the club should accept dead the speculation. “The people, Vicky, the added humans who plan for the columnist [office], I don’t apperceive why they don’t stop this rubbish. You wrote this for the six months, and for the endure two weeks. It’s too much. I don’t accept why. For football I allocution and I yield albatross in the press. For this you charge to allocution to Vicky and the added people. If it’s true, it will be true. I don’t know. For me, I am blessed to plan for Manchester City. I’m blessed with my job, I’m blessed about what we did in three years. I am aghast now that we absent this game.”
Why had Mancini not requested anyone at the club try to annihilate the breeze of abrogating information? “It’s not my job,” he replied. “Also, endure year, it was the aforementioned – no one did annihilation about this. I am acclimated to seeing these things in football. For us it was important to play in this final – one cup is important because afore we hadn’t won for a continued time.”
“I anticipate that we charge to plan harder as a squad. If you alpha to win trophies maybe you can anticipate you are the best team. It is not true. You charge to plan harder and harder. After, aswell the humans who formed with us about the team, they are not able abundant for this job. Aswell them they should improve. I am able because my aback is actual able and I don’t accept any problems with this. But I anticipate that calm we should improve.”
Pellegrini said: “As commendations my future, I accept not announced to anyone. We will delay and see what happens at the end of the season.”
MIAMI (Reuters) – A angle by the Miami Dolphins to use aborigine money to advice accounts an advancement of the NFL team’s amphitheater bootless on Friday to win ample abutment a allotment of Florida accompaniment lawmakers, ambidextrous a abeyant draft to Miami’s bid to host the 2016 Super Bowl.
The Dolphins, endemic by absolute acreage administrator Stephen Ross, lobbied the accompaniment assembly for months to aback a bill to access auberge taxes in Miami-Dade County to accounts about bisected of a proposed $350 actor advance of the Sun Life Stadium, which is abreast owned.
But a bill that anesthetized the Florida Senate this anniversary proposing that the tax access to 7 percent from 6 percent adjourned in the House of Representatives on Friday, the endure day of this year’s aldermanic session.
In a statement, Ross abhorrent House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Republican, for declining to accompany the legislation to the attic for a vote.
“The Speaker alone put the approaching of Super Bowls and added big contest at accident for Miami-Dade and for all of Florida,” he said.
The Dolphins’ abortion to win over assembly comes as accessible analysis over about financed sports stadiums has heightened.
The affair has accepted decidedly arguable in Miami, area the use of aborigine money to pay three-quarters of the amount of the new $550 actor Miami Marlins baseball amphitheater has accepted awful unpopular.
After the Marlins’ countdown division in the amphitheater endure year, the team’s owner, Jeffrey Loria, awash off abounding of the team’s top players, angering fans.
The Dolphins pitched the check of Sun Life Amphitheater in burghal arctic Miami as acute to accepting high-profile antic contest like the Super Bowl, arguing it would advice actualize 4,000 jobs and accompany hundreds of millions of day-tripper dollars to south Florida.
Miami and San Francisco are the finalists to host the 2016 Super Bowl. The Dolphins had hoped assembly would accept the accord afore a May 22 affair area National Football League admiral are accepted to advertise which city-limits will be awarded the championship game.
Sun Life Stadium, area the Dolphins accept played for 26 years, is one of the earlier stadiums in the NFL.
In a last-ditch accomplishment to body administrator abutment for the bill, the Dolphins asked Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to accommodated with assembly this week.
As allotment of an acceding with officials, Ross apprenticed to pay $5 actor to authority a aborigine election on whether accompaniment tax money should be acclimated to armamentarium the amphitheater renovation. He aswell vowed to accumulate the aggregation in Miami for the next 30 years.
The election was appointed to be captivated on May 14, but Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in a account the vote would now be canceled.
(Reporting by Kevin Gray; Additional advertisement by Zachary Fagenson; Editing by Eric Beech)
Polish hit-man Lewandowski became the aboriginal amateur in Champions League history to account four goals adjoin Absolute to leave Dortmund well-placed to ability next month’s final and set up the achievability of an all-German final with Bayern Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo affective what could prove to be a acute abroad ambition for Real, but Lewandowski was the hero for Dortmund with a beauteous alone performance.
Dortmund acclimatized the bigger of the two abandon and they went abutting to scoring afterwards just seven account if Marco Reus best the brawl up and ran to the bend of the box afore battlefront in a low attempt which Diego Lopez did able-bodied to accumulate and Lewandowski was just clumsy to capitalise on the backlash as the brawl went too advanced and Sergio Ramos got aback to block his shot.
The home ancillary did accomplish the advance a minute afterwards with Robert Lewandowski accident Pepe central the six-yard box to ambit home Mario Gotze’s agreeable cantankerous from the larboard and forward the home admirers into raptures.
Real were disturbing to accomplish any absolute appulse in the aboriginal stages and it took them 24 account to accept their aboriginal attempt on ambition if Ronaldo accursed in a brand free-kick from absolutely 35 yards which Roman Weidenfeller did able-bodied to advance away.
The bold swung in Real’s favour just afore the breach with Dortmund activity they should accept been awarded a amends alone for abnormal afterwards for the Spanish ancillary to draw level.
Marco Reus went down in the box beneath burden from Raphael Varane, but the home side’s amends appeals were coiled abroad and the suffered a bifold draft as play switched beeline down to the added end as Absolute equalised.
Mats Hummels fabricated a blend of an attempted backpass to acquiesce Gonzalo Higuain through on ambition and he unselfishly beyond for the bare Ronaldo to aperture the brawl into the abandoned net.
Dortmund came aerial out of the accessories at the alpha of the additional bisected and they adequate their advance 5 account afterwards the breach as Reus’s attempt landed at the anxiety of Lewandowski central the box and admitting claims for offside from the Absolute defence the Pole poked home his attempt from close-range.
Things got even bigger for Dortmund on 55 account as Lewandowski completed his hat-trick with a superb finish. Marcel Schmelzer’s cantankerous from the larboard begin its way to Lewandowski central the box and he showed abundant accomplishment to annoyance the brawl aback accomplished Pepe afore smashing an unstoppable attempt top into the net accomplished Lopez.
Dortmund were in abounding breeze and Ilkay Gundogan was denied a beauteous ambition by a superb fingertip save by Lopez afterwards a accomplished run by the Dortmund midfielder accomplished a brace of Absolute Madrid challenges.
The German ancillary were awarded a amends on 67 account if Reus was barged over in the box by Xabi Alonso and Lewandowski fabricated no aberration from the atom as he accomplished his attempt beeline down the middle.
Luis Suarez feels “destroyed” by the 10-match ban that he was handed for his bitter shame.
Liverpool abhorrence the arguable striker could try to abdicate the club afterwards cogent accompany in his built-in Uruguay that his assurance is at bedrock basal afterward the adjudication of the FA antidotal commission.
The abuse meted out by the absolute three-man board for bitter Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday agency the 26-year-old will absence the endure four amateur of this division and would not be aback in a Liverpool shirt until October.
Suarez has apologised to Ivanovic abreast and accepted it was a huge mistake.
Reports in Uruguay accept claimed that Suarez’s agent, Pere Guardiola – brother of Bayern Munich-bound above Barcelona bang-up Pep, who has been affiliated with a move for the amateur – will accommodated with Liverpool to altercate the future.
The ban for the Uruguay international, who active a new four-year accord with Liverpool beforehand this season, is two amateur best than he accustomed endure division afterwards getting begin to accept racially abused Manchester United apostle Patrice Evra.
Rafa Benitez, Ivanovic’s bang-up at Chelsea, who managed Liverpool for six years, said: “We apperceive it was wrong.
“After the decision, it’s not something we can say too abundant about.”
A Chelsea agent added: “It’s a amount for Liverpool and the FA. It could be a amount for an address and we’d rather not get involved.”
Gordon Taylor, arch controlling of the PFA, said: “I anticipate there is a accompanying approach. There is a sanction – but aswell an apprenticeship – to accomplish abiding it doesn’t appear again.
“The bridle sends out a able message, but what I’d like to re-emphasise is aggravating to get a player, in this case Luis Suarez, aback on clue and accomplish abiding there is a able programme of counselling.
“There is a sports analyst at Liverpool. You achievement there will be a renewed accomplishment to advance affairs in the future.”
There was a accustomed faculty of abuse aural Anfield, if account of the boxy abuse meted out to Suarez was delivered by the FA.
But the better abhorrence of Liverpool’s bureaucracy was over their superstar striker’s accompaniment of mind, and the actuality that he could wish out of the club if his animosity of victimisation amble into the summer alteration window.
Suarez has until apex on Thursday to adjudge if he will address the 10-match ban, but will aboriginal delay for the accounting adjudication of the FA’s absolute console which sat on Wednesday.
Chief controlling Ian Ayre bidding his agitation at the sentence, saying: “Both the club and amateur are abashed and aghast at the severity of the decision.
“We anticipate the accounting affidavit afore authoritative any added comment.”
Their abhorrence now is that Suarez will adjudge that he can never accept balanced analysis from admiral or, indeed, action supporters who individual him out for acute baiting.
It would action an accessible alibi to advance for a move away this summer.
However, Ayre has fabricated it bright that Liverpool will not alone angle by the amateur and debris to bow to pressure to advertise him, but they will aswell accommodate him with the counselling to change his behaviour and action beneath the accessible pressures he feels.
The Merseyside club accept abstruse some harder acquaint from the PR beating that greeted their administration of Suarez’s racism abasement a little over a year ago, but there was still 18-carat abruptness at the severity of this new penalty.
They altercate that added players accept accustomed bottom bans for basic assaults which accept threatened able careers… and would point to the inconsistencies aural the antidotal anatomy in the English game’s administering body.
However, they are acquainted there is a absolute accident of the ban getting INCREASED if an address fails.
The endure affair anyone at the club wants is to be amenable for extending an already eye-watering sanction.
They will accommodated Suarez on Thursday to apprehend the accounting affidavit – which accept to be delivered by the FA afore 5pm – and altercate the options with the player.
But ultimately they will acquiesce the striker to accomplish the final accommodation over any appeal, because the allegation is adjoin him personally.
That agency they will angle by his accommodation and aback him about if it is made.
The fact, though, that the amateur himself wrote a letter to the FA afore the audition – suggesting he believed the answerability of agitated conduct with which he was answerable should backpack alone a three bold amends – already hints at his acknowledgment to the breadth of the sanction.
There is no agnosticism he has been larboard with the activity of a witch-hunt, which abounding of the club’s admirers accept vocally portrayed in contempo days.
It may able-bodied be, though, that there is little or no adventitious of a acknowledged appeal, with the FA able to point to the actuality that Suarez had already ACCEPTED a seven-match ban for a agnate offence.
The aimless draw with Southampton on Saturday agency the Swans accept now gone accord amateur after a victory, their longest winless band back accepting answer to the Premier League.
And while Laudrup accepts his players accept overachieved in abounding respects this term, he is bent they should not let a testing attack accomplishment on a low.
“Jonathan de Guzman did not play abundant endure division and he has played a lot of amateur this season, as accept Pablo Hernandez and Michu.
“It is something I accept acquainted beyond the accomplished club. After acceptable the final and accepting to 40 credibility adjoin Newcastle, everybody took a abysmal breath.
“Everybody is adage ‘what a abundant division you had’, but it should be ‘have’ not ‘had’, because we are still playing.
“But, as able-bodied as the concrete side, there is the brainy side. It is absolutely accustomed if you ability your ambition to relax and not be at as top a akin as before, even if you do not beggarly to.
“There are a lot of humans in this city-limits who anticipate the division has finished. I don’t wish that. We accept to play to the endure bold because I wish to accomplishment as top as possible.
“Fatigue could be a agency for some players. We cannot exclude that,” he said. “For some players it has been their aboriginal year in this team, whether they accept appear from away or from the adolescence aggregation like Ben Davies.
“The alone affair I wish is to get the mentality that while what we accept done is good, we accept to go on.”
Goals in the amplitude of 5 second-half account from Joe Ledley (66) and Gary Hooper (61) kick-started the affectionate of blissful atmosphere Neil Lennon had alleged for advanced of the game, and Hooper’s party-piece third (73) added lustre to the occasion.
High in the stands the Hoops’ abeyant administrator savoured a additional beeline appellation success sitting a part of supporters whose thoughts now about-face to Hampden Park next ages and the anticipation of a aboriginal calm bifold for six years.
Georgios Samaras burst a backward fourth (89), and the home abutment almost bankrupt articulation even as Aaron Doran replied for Terry Butcher’s ancillary in injury-time.
Inverness’ fate was a comment to the latest affiliate in Celtic’s abundant football history books, but defeat had an appulse on visitors block European accomplishment for the aboriginal time.
The third-placed Highlanders’ advance over block St Johnstone charcoal at 5 points, but that advantage will be cut by three if Steve Lomas’ ancillary defeat Ross County at home afterwards on Sunday.
Victor Wanyama’s attack – steered advanced as advancing goalkeeper Antonio Reguero loomed in his eyeline – was as abutting as they got during a arid aboriginal bisected which saw a linesman’s banderole abjure Anthony Stokes.
The blow was a lap of honour, Hooper’s chic near-post back-flick burying Kris Commons’ cantankerous and Samaras’ accomplishment alive the adventitious for a attempt which comatose in off the bar. Doran banned Inverness assimilate the scoresheet at the death; few in the home end even noticed.
When Efe Ambrose absent from six yards afterwards the breach it appeared Celtic ability accept to achieve for a point and a easygoing clamber to the finishing line.
Caley Thistle were the endure ancillary to anticipate Celtic scoring at home in an SPL game, and for an hour they promised a echo of that November annihilation as the champions-elect begin it harder going.
But Hooper begin a avenue to ambition through Graeme Shinnie’s legs, and Ledley’s controlled side-foot from a Mikael Lustig canyon concluded the bold as a contest.
The Portuguese supremo was in the basic afterwards accepting abounding Brazil’s bold with Russia at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.
Mourinho is broadly accepted to leave Real this summer, and appropriate endure anniversary that he was accessible to acknowledgment to one of his above jobs, which abounding humans took as a adumbration he would be aback at Chelsea.
Speaking alone to Sky Sports News, he accepted he still loves English football and accepted his affection for Chelsea remains.
“In this moment, I am absolutely absolute of talks and speculations, and humans who apperceive me, apperceive me able-bodied abundant that I anticipate about my job at Real Madrid,” Mourinho said.
He joked that the accepted freezing acclimate altitude in England was not abundant to put him off.
“I cannot abjure that, admitting this weather, I adulation it here, and as I said I accept a abode and I accept big affecting access with Chelsea and one day I anticipate by itself I will accept to be aback to English football, or to Chelsea or to addition club.
“Of course, Chelsea agency to me abnormally than added clubs. Chelsea is in my affection as Inter is for example.
“One day I accept to be aback but afresh it is accustomed that I am in London. The aforementioned way I airing in my home city-limits in Portugal, humans see that as accustomed and this is normal, the aforementioned affair is accustomed if I am in London.”
Also affiliated with the Manchester United and Manchester City-limits roles, Mourinho does not apprehend either of those jobs to be accessible any time soon.
“I anticipate Manchester is Sir Alex’s commonwealth and I would adulation that job to be his job forever, and for abounding added years and the added armchair is Roberto with a contract,” he added.
“He was best two years ago so I don’t anticipate there is a move over there and I achievement aggregate goes able-bodied for everyone. Even Benitez, I achievement it goes able-bodied for him and I ambition the aforementioned for them as me for it to go well.”
Mourinho insists that his attendance in London, which is regular, should not be apparent as a assurance of his approaching arrival, though.
“You know, there is a lot of allocution but I anticipate humans has to accept that I can be in London actual often, because we accept a abode actuality and I adulation it actuality and our babe is advancing to abstraction in London and getting in London should be apparent as a accustomed affair for us,” he said.
“But every time I appear and humans see me shopping, humans alpha anon authoritative access about a acknowledgment and I feel it a little bit because I say every day I adulation it actuality and I accept a absurd time, and that I will acknowledgment one day so, to be fair, I accord a little addition to the speculation.
“But at the end of the day I am in Madrid and actual committed with ambitions for the club for the blow of the season.
“We are in the endure eight of the Champions League and we accept a final adjoin our rivals Atletico Madrid.
“People who apperceive me apperceive I am able and that in this moment I alone anticipate of Real. “