Chelsea star Willian tells friends he wants to join Arsenal

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Aug 2020 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link537Shares Advertisement Willian wants to join Arsenal (Credits: AP)Chelsea winger Willian has told close pals that he’s rejected a big money offer from Inter Miami because he wants to join Arsenal.The Brazilian is out of contract at Stamford Bridge and the club are yet to offer him the three-year deal he craves.Willian, 31, has received a number of offers across the world, including a lucrative one from David Beckham’s Inter Miami.However, according to the Mirror, Willian has told close friends that he’s turned down a pay rise to move to Florida because he wants to join Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. ADVERTISEMENTWillian is settled in London and doesn’t want to uproot his young family, which has played into Arsenal’s hands. Advertisement Chelsea star Willian tells friends he wants to join Arsenal Willian is happy to stay in London. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)The Gunners are ready to give Willian a three-year deal on wages of £120,000-a-week, though the Brazilian has asked for the option of a fourth year. AdvertisementAdvertisementWillian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has good relations with the Gunners and is brokering the deal for the winger’s move across London.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOnce Willian is through the door, Arsenal will focus their efforts on signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.The Ghanaian has a £45m release clause in his contract but Arsenal are unwilling to activate it, as they’d prefer to agree a lower price and to include Matteo Guendouzi in a deal.Partey is keen on a move to London but Atletico are desperate for him to sign a new deal in order to remove the release clause in his contract. MORE: Fulham seal promotion back to the Premier League after Joe Bryan’s brace sinks Brentford 2-1 in Championship play-off finalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

“Dreams FC’s approach convinced me to join them”- Abel Manomey

first_imgNew Dreams FC forward, Abel Manomey, says that the team’s approach was the key factor in his decision to sign for them in the second registration window of the Ghana Premier League.Manomey’s switch was confirmed by Dreams FC on Easter Monday and they added that he had signed a two-year deal with the Dawu-based team.Manomey joined as a free agent after he left Great Olympics in 2016 to pursue higher education at the University College of Winneba.He played for the school in this year’s GUSA Games and topped the scorers chart with 10 goals to make him the competition’s all time top scorer with 39 in six GUSA Games.He told Citi Sports that he was very pleased with what Dreams had to offer and thus, signing for them was the best decision for him.“I think what made the difference was their approach. They saw that I could be important to their team at this time of the season and what they put on the table was also a factor.However, I had to do a lot of consultation because I had already spoken to some clubs.I had a verbal agreement with Great Olympics but after thinking about it, everyone agreed that I needed a change of environment and a fresh challenge and that was what changed everything.”Fans of the team hope that Manomey’s goal scoring abilities will help them improve their scoring in the Ghana Premier League.Before the league was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic in March, Dreams had scored only 10 goals in 15 matches played and they were 13th on the league log with 16 points.last_img read more

Funeral set for first female lieutenant governor of Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES — The funeral for former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Jo Ann Zimmerman is set for late tomorrow morning in Des Moines.Zimmerman was the last independently elected lieutenant governor and the first woman to hold the office. She ran for governor in 1990, but ended her campaign and became Democratic gubernatorial nominee Don Avenson’s running mate. That was the first election nominees for governor and lieutenant governor ran together as a team, as the president and vice president do.Zimmerman, the first nurse elected to the Iowa legislature, was also the co-founder of a group called DAWN to help Democratic women get elected to public office.Zimmerman’s funeral will be held at the First Christian Church in Des Moines. A visitation with her family will held at the church today from 4-7 p.m.last_img read more