Lewandowski going nowhere- Dortmund

first_img0Shares0000BERLIN, Germany, July 18 – Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said Thursday he has drawn a line under want-away striker Robert Lewandowski’s bid to leave the Champions League finalists.The 24-year-old Lewandowski became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final last season, but made no secret of his desire to leave Dortmund, despite being under contract until June 2014. Having been heavily linked to European champions Bayern Munich, Lewandowski and his advisors had repeatedly insisted a transfer was imminent, but Dortmund have received no offers and have held the Poland star to his contract.With 35 goals last season, including 24 goals in 31 league matches, Klopp has said he expects the same from Lewandowski when the new season starts on August 9.“He’s been great, not only professionally,” said Klopp of Lewandowski as Dortmund finishes their pre-season training camp in Switzerland.“We are quite relaxed about the situation, so is he.“He feels right at home in the team and we have chosen to draw a line under last season and this season, getting rid of everything in between.“We will find out what comes next. There are no problems with Robert.”Dortmund take part in a pre-season friendly tournament this weekend, which includes hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach, Hamburg, Bayern Munich and Dortmund.Borussia could meet Bayern in Sunday’s final, in what would be a repeat of May’s Champions League final won 2-1 by Munich, but the only fly in Dortmund’s ointment is the ankle injury to new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, which means a four-week lay-off.“It’s basically a stupid thing to happen, especially for a newcomer, but we have all seen that Henrikh fits in here like a fist in your eye or a backside on a bucket,” said Klopp colourfully after Mkhitaryan cost 27.5 million euros (US$36m).“What he offers is what we need in our game.”Mkhitaryan is expected to fill Dortmund’s central midfield role vacated by Mario Goetze’s departure to Bayern.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Italians offered cash to lose fat

first_imgTo enroll, participants must present a medical certificate proving they are overweight. They can choose to be assisted by a dietitian, who helps determine their ideal weight, and a personal trainer. Buonanno’s inspiration? His own need for a diet. “If you have a health problem, you can get sick, stop going to work and are less exuberant,” he said. “We just want a better society.” The mayor said the town has set aside about $13,000 for the project. It is looking for sponsors to expand the program. The prevalence of obesity in Europe has tripled in the past two decades. Half of all adults and 20percent of all children are estimated to be overweight, the World Health Organization says. Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Dave Rankhorn, a tourist visiting Rome from Chicago, knows he’s overweight. As he took pictures of the Spanish Steps on Thursday, he considered Buonanno’s proposal. “Money is always great as an incentive,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We wanted to encourage people to lose weight, and we thought that both the money and the idea of joining a group could be stimulating,” Buonanno said in a telephone interview Thursday. The town’s offer is the latest effort by public officials and employers to encourage people to exercise and trim their weight. Earlier this summer, a Baltimore company sponsored a weight-loss contest to motivate its employees. Participants in the week-old Varallo initiative will be given $67 when they reach their ideal weight. If they don’t gain any weight back after five months, they will receive $268. If they maintain their ideal weight for a year, they will get $670 more. So far, 30 of the townsfolk have signed up, Buonanno said. By Marta Falconi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME – What better incentive than money to drop a few pounds? Gianluca Buonanno, the mayor of Varallo, a town of 7,500 in northern Italy, thinks it might work. The town is offering cash rewards to overweight residents who slim down and more money if they keep the weight off. last_img read more

Be smart about unemployment insurance

first_imgThe unemployment insurance system runs under a federal/state partnership. The state mostly provides the benefits, and the federal government pays to administer the program. And you, as an employer, pay taxes to both to fund it all. And be aware that only the employer pays the FUTA tax; it is not deducted from the employee’s wages. What irks many business owners is that some unemployment claims aren’t justified – employees who voluntary quit, for example. Employers can and do challenge unemployment claims they feel are not justified. But will it be worth your time and effort to challenge an ex-employee’s contention, assuming you’d know how to do that? During the past year, 41 percent of small businesses that had an employee leave for any reason had unemployment claims filed against them, according to a study just released by the National Federation of Independent Business. The study, which looked at how small businesses are affected by the unemployment tax system, found that 53 percent of small employers think the last unemployment claim filed against them was unjustified, and 51 percent challenged the claim. Question: One of the costs I didn’t anticipate when we started hiring workers was the tax for unemployment insurance. Recently we received notice that an employee who left had filed for unemployment. How does this system work, and how can we minimize the costs? – FUTA UNAWARE Answer: Got employees? If so, and you’re like most other small businesses in the U.S., odds are good that you’ll have an unemployment claim filed against you sometime in the near future. The more claims that are filed against your unemployment insurance account, the more it ends up costing your business. The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) rates are “experience-based,” which means the fewer claims you have, the less you pay. Basically, if you employ one or more individuals who work at least 20 weeks during the year (not necessarily in a row), or paid at least $1,500 in wages during any quarter, you must pay FUTA taxes and file a Form 940, the annual FUTA tax return. Still, “small-business owners are woefully uninformed about the FUTA payments they are required to make,” the study concludes. “Two-thirds could not or would not estimate the amount of FUTA taxes they pay per employee each year, and half admitted they had no idea about how these levies are calculated.” There are also some little-known FUTA traps. For example, if an employee voluntarily leaves but is fired soon after taking a new position elsewhere, the unemployment system allows that employee to file for unemployment against your account. Another system quirk can sometimes require you to pay unemployment taxes on yourself. Here are seven things small businesses do to either directly or indirectly minimize FUTA payments: 1. Verify your unemployment insurance account with the state annually to make sure it is accurate. 2. Request and file resignation letters from workers who leave voluntarily. 3. Examine any unemployment insurance claims received, whether you challenge or not. 4. Keep detailed records of events and circumstances concerning employee termination. 5. If turnover increases, explore the reasons why. If you can take steps to reduce employee turnover, claims against your unemployment account should drop, which will in turn reduce your costs (taxes). 6. Some states offer discounts for prepaying unemployment insurance taxes. If your state allows this – and if your cash flow is good – it could save you some money. 7. Employers can generally take a credit against FUTA taxes owed for amounts paid into state unemployment funds. This deduction can often reduce your FUTA liability substantially. These resources can help you better understand FUTA, avoid penalties and keep your costs to a minimum: www.payroll-taxes.com is a handy Web site offering helpful advice and information on all types of payroll-related taxes, including FUTA. The site’s detailed description of Form 940 (click on “Federal Tax” then “Federal forms, explanations and filing addresses” to find it) leaves no stone unturned. Small Business Accounting Solutions (www.sbaccountingsolutions.com) is a good place for updates to all tax matters dealing with small business. The IRS Web site for small businesses and self-employed people includes a section explaining FUTA rates and requirements. Go to www.irs.gov/smallbiz. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has contact information and links for all state unemployment tax agencies. Go to www.doleta.gov/unemploy. Daniel Kehrer (editor@business.com) is editor of Business.com, the top business search engine, and Work.com, a “how-to” site for small business.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

Missing teen found dead in mine shaft

first_imgThe girls, 13-year-old Rikki Howard and 10-year-old Casie Hicks, were out for a holiday weekend ride around 7 p.m. Saturday when their father, who was riding ahead of them on a dirt bike, noticed the girls were missing. “They were driving along, and they went into the mine. It was a total accident,” Mohave County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Sandy Edwards said. The mine, believed to be inactive, is located in Chloride, about 17 miles north of Kingman. It was next to a dirt road, concealed by brush and had no signs or barriers. Sheriff’s personnel searched throughout the night, but they weren’t able to follow the ATV’s tracks into the 125-foot mine shaft until 6:20 a.m. Sunday. The team walked by the site overnight because the hole was covered, she said. When the entrance was discovered, the father called out and one of the girls answered, officials said. Crews later rappelled into the mine and found the girls and the vehicle at the bottom. The 10-year-old girl was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Edwards said. She was in critical condition Sunday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said. The family declined to comment through the hospital. Seth Johnson, a neighbor of the girls and their family’s landlord, said the two were half-sisters. Their family was at the Las Vegas hospital, he said. “It’s an awful shock,” Johnson said. “Their parents are very distraught.” Cathy Kelso, a bus driver, said she has been driving the two girls to school for a year and a half. “They’re little sweetheart girls,” she said. “I just keep hoping it’s not true, but it’s horrible.” Laurie Swartzbaugh, deputy director of the Arizona State Mine Inspector’s Office, said that the mine had not been used for some time, and that the office was investigating. She said abandoned mines are common in the state, and that since Jan. 1, the office has secured 108 of them. “There’s a significant amount of abandoned mines out there that are hazardous to the public’s health,” she said. “Most of those mines are from old prospectors who would go in and they would mine and they’d just pick up leave.” It was not immediately clear who owned the mine. Swartzbaugh said many abandoned mines date back to the early 1900s and that sometimes it’s not possible to track down who owns them.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ACCIDENT: Rescued sister, 10, has severe injuries. The girls were riding ATV on Saturday. By Amanda Lee Myers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX, Ariz. – A 13-year-old girl who fell into a brush-covered mine shaft while riding an all-terrain vehicle was found dead at the bottom Sunday, and her 10-year-old sister was rescued with serious injuries, authorities said. last_img read more

Mourinho convinced he will be Man United boss, Man City want Payet and more! Paper review

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Jose Mourinho has told friends he believes he WILL be the next Manchester United manager. Sources close to the former Chelsea boss Mourinho have claimed it is almost a ‘done deal’ that he will succeed Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in the summer. The 53-year-old Portuguese, axed by Chelsea in December after leading them to his third Premier League title last term, is now said to be very confident of locking horns across Manchester with old La Liga rival Pep Guardiola. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United and Manchester City are going into battle with all guns blazing for Barcelona ace Neymar. Neymar is the No 1 target of new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. And United have been chasing the Brazil superstar since last summer when they were ready to pay his £144m get-out clause to bring him to Old Trafford. (The Sun)Manchester City are planning a sensational bid to make Dimitri Payet the first signing of the Pep Guardiola era. City want the West Ham star as part of a major squad overhaul at the Etihad Stadium following Guardiola’s arrival on a three-year deal. They have already begun the process of sounding out whether a deal would be possible this summer — and would go up to as much as £30million to get their man. (The Sun)Max Allegri has been offered the job as Chelsea manager — and will take it — according to the Italian’s ex-boss Giovanni Galeone. Juventus have quelled rumours their head coach is set to leave the Serie A club and dismissed reports linking him with the vacant Stamford Bridge job in the summer. But Allegri’s former manager Galeone believes the offer from the Blues is too good to turn down. (The Sun)Real Madrid want to tie up a deal for Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 25, before Euro 2016 begins in the summer. (El Chiringuito)Chelsea’s Loic Remy is the latest player targeted for a move to the Chinese Super League. Shanghai Shenhua – who tempted Demba Ba, the man Remy replaced at Stamford Bridge in 2014, to the Far East last year – are ready to offer the Blues £11million for the 29-year-old’s services. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak is being targeted for a summer switch to China. The Australian international benefits from having AFC Nation Status, meaning he does not count as a foreign player under the league rules. (Daily Mirror)Riyad Mahrez is in line for a new contract in the summer following his huge impact in Leicester’s title charge. The Algerian, a contender for player of the year accolades, only signed fresh terms last summer, is understood to be worth around £35,000 per week. But he is likely to significantly enhance his earnings when discussions take place. (Daily Mail)Laurent Blanc has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on Hatem Ben Arfa. The former Newcastle forward been in sensational form this season, scoring 11 goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances to help Nice to third in the table. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Manchester City transfer news: Busquets says Guardiola could tempt him to leave BarcelonaLille chief denies bids for Manchester United-linked Sofiane BoufalLiverpool transfer report: Ajax starlet linked with Reds tipped to make AC Milan moveTransfer report: Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City all chasing Serie A strikerBarcelona star lined up for mega-money move to China – blow for Chelsea and Manchester United?Robert Lewandowski’s agent rubbishes transfer speculation amid Real Madrid and Man United linkslast_img read more

Pricey for low cost

first_imgRe “Low-cost housing work is begun” (Briefly, April 26): Math may not be my strongest subject, but $20.2 million for 47 units of low-cost affordable housing equals $429,780 per unit. Does low-cost mean that the targeted renters will pay less rent than middle- and upper-class taxpayers will subsidize? Just another reason why L.A. is losing some of its best and brightest who don’t qualify for subsidized rent and can’t afford housing. We’re rushing into an hourglass society – room for the rich and room for the poor, but squeezing out the middle class. – Adrienne Kirschner – Lawrence A. Calabro Northridge Gas rip-off Re “Why are gasoline prices so high?” (April 26): I understand the answer to the second question relating the rise of crude oil to the rise in gasoline prices, but somehow, I still feel we are being ripped off. Perhaps, the oil companies could answer the following additional questions: Why do the gasoline prices rise immediately in response to a rise in “future” prices of crude oil bought in June and beyond? Why do the gasoline prices come down when the future prices drop, but only many weeks later, when the “future” crude oil costs start to benefit the refiners? I always thought that revenue minus actual costs equals profit. What really makes their banks happy is that the seller of crude and the refiner are usually the same entity so, ka-ching, ka-ching twice. – Gus L. Keolanui Woodland Hills It’s all relative Re “Why are gas prices so high? Federal rules helped” (April 26): I ask why are homes so expensive, why do cars cost so much, on and on. Realtors have been telling us for years, “God ain’t making any more land.” Well, God ain’t making any more oil either. Einstein theorized that all is relative, so how about this: In 1941, I was making 40 cents an hour and doing just fine; gas was 20 cents a gallon, a new Chevrolet cost $500 and many houses were selling for $1,200. Now a new Chevy sells for $20,000 and the median-priced home in the Valley is about $600,000. If all things are relative, then gas should be selling for something more than $8 a gallon. Hey, maybe gas is a bargain at $3. – Philip Wilt Van Nuys Money-makers Re “Not making cents” (April 22): After reading the article about the rising price of copper making a penny. Seriously, the Federal Reserve is in no crisis here. Don’t let them make you think they’re in trouble. I’ll tell you why. When they print paper money, it only costs pennies to print a $1 bill. The dollar bill is sold to the bank for $1. A $100 bill is the same; the bank pays $100 for a hundred. So they may be losing pennies on the pennies but surely making it up on the dollars. Does this make any cents? – Roger Holmes Canoga Park Crossing instructions Re “Beating the Light” (Your Opinions, April 24): As an LAPD motor traffic officer, I have followed the Mayvis Coyle letters with amusement, but I cannot sit idle when there is so much confusion on how to cross a street. The Vehicle Code states that a pedestrian facing a “Walk” or “Walking person” symbol may proceed in the direction of the signal, but yield to vehicles lawfully within the intersection. (In other words, look before you leap.) No pedestrian may enter the roadway in the direction of the signal if it is a flashing or steady “Don’t walk.” So if you step off the curb on a flashing or steady “Don’t walk,” you are in violation of the law. If you stepped off the curb when the signal was “Walk” and it changes while you are in the roadway, it’s OK. Be alert and be careful. – Steve Egan Van Nuys Sleight of hand Re “Villaraigosa offers $6.7 billion budget” (April 21): Hiding police funding under “trash collection” fees is not what I consider a legitimate use of taxation. It’s too bad there wasn’t anything in the budget to install TV cameras in the mayor’s office. That might be the only way we could get him to stay in his office long enough to do the job he was elected to do. – Bob Pulley North hills Postal Service replies Re “Care packages to Iraq” (Your Opinions, April 18): The United States Postal Service and the U.S. military are not “run by the same group.” The USPS is not funded by taxpayer dollars. The sale of postal services and products is what covers the costs of processing, transporting and delivering our nation’s mail. Mail to overseas members of the armed services is charged a domestic rate of postage by the USPS based on the APO/FPO ZIP code address. This postage covers the USPS cost to deliver the mail to the Military Postal Service Agency, which provides mail service for the armed forces. – Richard Maher Public affairs U.S. Postal Service Genius of Christian PR Re “Happy Easter” (Editorial, April 16): How soon we forget. The Daily News notes that symbols associated with Easter (baby animals) have little to do with the “actual holiday,” which the Daily News attributes to Christianity. On the contrary, such symbols were associated with spring religious celebrations thousands of years before Christ. Similarly, midwinter holy days honoring birth, hope and renewal (symbolized by an evergreen tree) were celebrated for thousands of years before Christ. As Christian armies invaded and conquered other nations, the genius of the Christian P.R. machine was in co-opting holy days which non-Christian people were already celebrating. – Deb Baumann Sun Valley Military unintelligence I remember writing to the Department of Defense about the soldiers getting penalized for getting body armor from home, how their death benefits would be revoked. I never got a response from the DOD. Nor did I get it from the president of the United States, Joint Chiefs, nor from Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld. But at least I know Sen. Dianne Feinstein was on the ball, and still is looking for answers to it. It sucks about the Pentagon punishing the troops for not using the “U.S. military-issued” (armor), especially when they never had it to begin with. – John C. Weaver Reseda Firm separation Currently, nine states – including Arkansas, Florida, Colorado, Maine and South Dakota – have laws allowing pharmacists, physicians and other medical professionals to refuse to dispense contraception based on moral or religious objections. Similar bills are pending in about 20 other states. In addition to Michigan, broader legislation extending refusal clauses to health care providers, institutions and payers is pending in Alabama, Missouri, Washington and West Virginia. Sounds like Big Brother to me. I respect my church and I respect the religion of others, but we need a firm separation of church and state. – Emy Lenoir Blackwell Granada Hills Shock and awe Bill Clinton reaped the benefits of “It’s the economy, stupid.” Now, a decade later, George W. Bush gets an “It’s an (overconsumption), stupid” hangover. My advice: Ride a bike and eat less. Imagine the “shock and awe” this would create in the Arab world. – Bob Ginn Arcadia160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSherman Oaks Up on charges Re “Welfare to kids of illegals at $276 million” (April 26): After reading an article by Troy Anderson titled “Welfare to kids of illegals at $276 million” and reading that the California university system is proud of the fact that there are 100 illegals attending classes, one must assume that the California taxpayers have either lost their minds for putting up with these criminal actions or have just thrown in the towel. I for one would like to see those who aid and abet these activities brought up on charges of willfully aiding and abetting a criminal activity. last_img read more

Relaxing anti-terror rules in skies

first_imgWASHINGTON – Passengers will be able to carry lotions and gels onto airliners again after a six-week ban – but only in tiny containers of 3 ounces or less and only if they’re in clear zip-top plastic bags. Starting today, air travelers also will be able to buy drinks or other liquids or gels at shops inside airport security checkpoints and carry them on board under partially relaxed anti-terror rules. If a passenger brings a container larger than 3 ounces from outside, it will still have to be put in checked baggage. The outright ban on such carry-on items, ordered Aug. 10 after an alleged plot to bomb U.S.-bound jetliners was foiled, is no longer needed, Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley said Monday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The FBI and other laboratories tested a variety of explosives and found that tiny amounts of substances – so small they fit into a quart-size plastic bag – can’t blow up an airliner, Hawley said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport. Lisa Cohen, a congressional staff member who flies weekly between Denver and Washington, said the changes should make flying easier. “I understand the concerns, but it’s been a colossal pain this last several months,” Cohen said as she lugged a large carry-on bag through the airport. At Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Aubrey Hux wasn’t as happy to hear the news. Just back from a vacation in Thailand, he said, “You can’t have enough security as far as I’m concerned.”last_img read more

Manchester City star in tears after suffering injury against Crystal Palace

first_img1 Gabriel Jesus has given Manchester City a major injury scare.The Brazilian forward was substituted midway through the first half of Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace after going down holding his knee.Jesus was in floods of tears as he left the field to be replaced by Sergio Aguero and was consoled by manager Pep Guardiola and City medical staff.There are now real concerns that the 20-year-old, who moved to City in January, has suffered his third major injury blow of the year.He broke a metatarsal early on in his Premier League career, keeping him out for 13 games, and fractured an eye socket in the summer.Jesus has scored 17 goals in 36 appearances for City and a lengthy spell on the sidelines could force Pep Guardiola into the transfer market in January, with Aguero his only other recognised striker. Gabriel Jesus last_img read more

Barcelona preparing to launch bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar

first_img 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Neymar wants to return to Barcelona latest OFF Barcelona are preparing to launch a bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, according to reports.The 27-year-old Brazilian left Camp Nou in a stunning £200million deal back in 2017, but now could return to his old club after telling the French champions he wants to leave. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Getty The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star FAREWELL LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS+ REVEALED Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions targets deals center_img Last month, Thomas Tuchel revealed he knew Neymar wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain before the Copa America.“I am always disappointed when a player turns up late but it is clear between us, now it is between the club and Neymar,” Tuchel told RMC after his side’s 6-1 pre-season victory over German side Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday.“I knew he wanted to leave before the Copa America but it is something between the club and player.“I am the coach, he’s my player. If he is in the locker room, this is my player and I work with him.“But I am ready for everything and have to adapt every day.” Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Tuchel knew of Neymar’s desire to leave months ago Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 2 New job Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update According to Goal, the Catalan club are now ready to ramp up their bid to sign their former player in the coming days.PSG are said to want to recoup more than the £200m they paid for their record signing, if they are to let him go this summer.There may well be movement on that price, however, with the tricky winger desperate to make the return to Camp Nou and the LaLiga giants preparing to make an official offer. This summer has been dominated by speculation surrounding Neymar’s future – and this was no less evident when Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu went public with his claim that the forward wanted to leave the French capital to return to Spain.Despite returning to training with the club, Neymar has played no part in their pre-season preparations and had to watch from the stands as the French champions beat Rennes 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions on Saturday.Furthermore, the report states that PSG chiefs are aware of the player’s desire to re-join Barca and the transfer may well have already happened had the potential buying team not been the LaLiga club. LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TROPHY last_img read more

Boss of £27m Man United target says he won’t stand in his way if big club calls

first_imgRB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted he will not stand in Timo Werner’s way if a big club came calling next summer.The German forward has been Leipzig’s talisman since joining them from Stuttgart three-and-a-half years ago. LATEST 1 appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty – Contributor Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship on target update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Werner is one of the top strikers in the Bundesliga Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule stalemate Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti PEP TALK He has netted an impressive 76 goals in his 130 appearances with the club and unsurprisingly a host of top European clubs are now interested in him.Both Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be admirers of the 23-year-old, with the latter reportedly weighing up a bid to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer.Nagelsmann has said he does not believe Werner should leave the club, but he has insisted he would tell him if he thought the club was staggering his development as a player.“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else,” he told Sport Bild.“I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”It is believed the Bundesliga club have no intention of cashing in on their marksman, who reportedly has a buy-out clause of just £27m. latest rookie error Earlier this month, Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche said: “Timo just extended his contract with us recently, and we’re not thinking about letting him go at all.”Werner signed a new four-year deal at the Red Bull stadium in the summer, effectively ending reports linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.The striker has been on blistering from this campaign, scoring a staggering 15 goals in 16 appearances so far.He is set to feature for Germany in their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Northern Ireland. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son last_img read more