Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Transfer: Real Madrid ready to offer Chelsea €180m for Hazard

Saul Niguez Getty Images
Sidney Guerrero | 17 August, 2018, 14:11

Karim Benzema nodded in the equaliser from a Gareth Bale cross and a Sergio Ramos penalty looked to have won it for Real until Costa turned in his second in the 79th minute to take the match into extra time.

But they could not hold on.

Talking to reporters ahead of Real's Super Cup clash with rival Atletico in Tallinn, Diario AS cited the defender as saying: "I am not sure what Cristiano meant with those comments".

A name linked with a host of top European clubs throughout the summer, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was not signed by any English clubs last week, so it's now Real Madrid's job to try and get the signature of the world class worldwide, as the 23-year-old would surely relish a move to the Spanish capital.

The big Belgian signed for Los Blancos in a £35 million move last week and has been training with his new club for the big game against his former employers, Atletico. Initially, the 29-year-old looked visibly fitter and...

'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend
Storm Ernesto is now moving east across the ocean and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by later today or tomorrow. We can expect heavy downpours and lots of humidity. 'Ex-Ernesto will then merge with an Atlantic low pressure system.

Lopetegui endured a tumultuous summer after being sacked as Spain coach on the eve of the World Cup and faces an unenviable task in following Zidane, who lifted a remarkable nine trophies in less than three years in charge of Real, including three consecutive Champions League titles.

"Of course we missed Cristiano [Ronaldo], but that's in the past", he said, per Marca. "We always say the door is open for new arrivals but it is more important to have the right mentality than any other talent".

"Making excuses is not the profile of Real Madrid".

Casemiro went on to state that they can not make any excuses for the loss to their bitter rivals.

Julen Lopetegui's Madrid open their LaLiga campaign against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Recommended

  • XiamenAir plane skids off runway in 'crash landing' at Manila Airport

    XiamenAir plane skids off runway in 'crash landing' at Manila Airport

    The plane circled before landing on its second attempt, but then lost contact with the airport tower, Sydiongco said. A Xiamen Airlines jet has crashed while landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport, CGTN reported .
    Emery: Why Cech is the man for Chelsea return

    Emery: Why Cech is the man for Chelsea return

    One problem area for Emery may be solved by the return of Nacho Monreal at left-back. But fans weren't too happy with the Czech legend's performance in training today.
    Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in critical condition

    Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in critical condition

    Vajpayee was admitted at the AIIMS with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in 2014 declared Vajpayee's birthday, 25 December, as "Good Governance Day".
  • Family, fans rally around Aretha Franklin

    Family, fans rally around Aretha Franklin

    Everyone from Ciara to Missy Elliott to Mariah Carey to Lin-Manuel Miranda has offered their support to the trailblazing singer. Actress-singer Mandy Moore, who stars in "This Is Us" with Brown, said Franklin has "the most incredible legacy.
    James Corden 'Late Late Show'

    James Corden 'Late Late Show'

    Songstress Ariana Grande was the latest guest on James Corden's well-loved Carpool Karaoke series. I must be carried", she deadpanned to the baristas. "Every other week there's a pregnancy thing".

    Aretha Franklin, a "giant among giants", remembered by friend Sam Moore

    Franklin, who received a Kennedy Center honor in 1994, was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, in 1987.
  • Qatar to aid Turkey, lira rallies, United States  rejects lifting tariffs

    Qatar to aid Turkey, lira rallies, United States rejects lifting tariffs

    The Turkish currency began to recover after authorities this week took steps to help bank liquidity and limit swap transactions. Doha has pledged to offer loans worth 15 billion USA dollars to help Ankara ride out its lira crisis.
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93

    Vajpayee was the prime minister between 1998 and 2004 when the National Democratic Alliance government was in power. Top political leaders across political parties paid their last respects to the former Prime Minister.
    Duterte: China doesn't own airspace over disputed sea

    Duterte: China doesn't own airspace over disputed sea

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to temper its behaviour in the disputed areas of South China Sea. The incident came even as the Duterte administration sought to downplay Manila's maritime dispute with China.
  • Provincial state of emergency declared in BC

    A state of emergency has been declared by the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) as it battles more than 560 wildfires. In fact, lightning has already sparked more than 1,300 wildfires in B.C. this year, which is more than any year since 2009.
    Elway on if Broncos would sign Kaepernick: ‘Colin had his chance’

    Elway on if Broncos would sign Kaepernick: ‘Colin had his chance’

    In 2016, the Broncos had a lot of interest in Kaepernick and tried to work out a trade with the San Francisco 49ers to get him. He didn't take it. "As I said in my deposition. he had his chance to be here, he passed it".
    Watch Madonna's Full Met Gala Performance for Her 60th Birthday

    Watch Madonna's Full Met Gala Performance for Her 60th Birthday

    Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time with estimated sales of over 300 million. Singer Lisa Stanfield wrote: "Happy 60th birthday your Madgesty".

Choking back tears, Don Lemon remembers the life of Aretha Franklin Choking back tears, Don Lemon remembers the life of Aretha Franklin In recent years, the singer had battled health problems which has forced her to cancel a number of concerts and performances. The 20-time Grammy Award victor had hit songs that included " Respect ", "Chain of Fools", and "I Never Loved a Man".

Ariana Grande Sings 'My Heart Will Go On' & Sounds Amazing! Ariana Grande Sings 'My Heart Will Go On' & Sounds Amazing! Watch Corden and Grande perform their Titanic soundtrack in the video above. Ke$ha's "Timber" to One Direction's "Steal My Girl".

Nick Foles Will Play Against Patriots, Carson Wentz To Be Re-Evaluated Nick Foles Will Play Against Patriots, Carson Wentz To Be Re-Evaluated Carson Wentz still hopes to start Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons, but the timing will be close as he recovers from a torn ACL. Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was on the field before the game and somehow managed to avoid joining the list of injured.

Shastri's mantra: Play ugly, look dirty, be gritty Shastri's mantra: Play ugly, look dirty, be gritty He (Rahane) is one of our pillars and he will remain one of our pillars. "Conditions have been tough right through this series. One thing for sure in this unit, there is no negative bone. "We have come here to win", the coach thundered.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies aged 76 Franklin was married twice, to Ted White, who became her personal manager, and to actor Glynn Turman . She was also the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

World Health Organization chief pleads for access to Ebola-affected areas of DRC World Health Organization  chief pleads for access to Ebola-affected areas of DRC For the second time in a matter of months, Ebola once again threatens lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo . Referring to the areas where armed groups are operating, he said they could be "hiding places" for the virus.

Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine Run For Cover Shots Fired On Video Set Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine Run For Cover Shots Fired On Video Set NY rapper 50 Cent has finally come forward to provide some insight on what went down at his " Get The Strap " video shoot. As of publication, no one has been taken into custody.

At least 38 people killed in Genoa bridge collapse, national anger grows At least 38 people killed in Genoa bridge collapse, national anger grows Firefighters and rescue workers stand at the site of the collapsed Morandi bridge in the port city of Genoa. Investigators believe a violent storm led to the Genoa highway bridge collapse .

Aretha Franklin tribute this weekend at Detroit's Motown Museum The singer tweeted, "I am deeply saddened about the passing of the Queen of Soul and my sister in song, Aretha Franklin ". Read the Obamas' full statement on Franklin below. 2017: Franklin announces her retirement in February.

Ontario Announces Online-Only Cannabis Sales To Begin In October Ontario Announces Online-Only Cannabis Sales To Begin In October The sources said that Ford government will also announce on Monday the start of a consultation process with industry stakeholders.

Kevin De Bruyne ruled out for three months after freak knee injury Kevin De Bruyne ruled out for three months after freak knee injury We don't know yet what has happened and as soon as the doctor knows we will have the news", Fernandinho said. I was able to play almost a full season last season after having big injuries.

Murray loses in Cincinnati, clearing Federer’s path Murray loses in Cincinnati, clearing Federer’s path Fifth seed Elina Svitolina outlasted Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 (1) 4-6 6-4 in their second-round clash. Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to beat Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

See Serena Williams in Virgil Abloh x Nike See Serena Williams in Virgil Abloh x Nike Open catsuit and her 2018 French Open look come to mind-and honing in on the design elements and signatures that she enjoys most. Who can forget the denim skirt she wore on the 2005 US Open , or the leopard-print dress from 2014? It's partially revealing.

Electric Vehicle Startup Nio Seeks $1.8 Billion IPO on NYSE Electric Vehicle Startup Nio Seeks $1.8 Billion IPO on NYSE On Monday, Musk wrote on Tesla's blog that a Saudi sovereign wealth fund approached him about helping to take Tesla private . The company said in a filing on Monday that it's looking to raise as much as $1.8 billion in the initial public offering.

That’s gratitude… stranded parrot tells rescuer to eff off That’s gratitude… stranded parrot tells rescuer to eff off She had a special message for the brigade, which her owner recorded on video once the macaw was home, safe and sound. Swallow said that in instances like this pet owners should always contact the RSPCA before the emergency services.