Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is in Barcelona to try and tie up the £22m transfer of Spanish international Pedro. Woodward flew to Catalunya ahead of Monday’s Spanish Super Cup second leg between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp. (Daily Mail)Manchester City still hope to add Kevin de Bruyne to their squad this summer. De Bruyne stunned an audience at the SportBild Awards in Hamburg by saying he would ‘definitely’ be staying with Wolfsburg. But De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster, quickly insisted that was not the case and his player had been put in an ‘awkward’ situation. City now plan to press ahead with a £50m move. (Daily Mail)Manchester City have been offered Nicolas Otamendi by Valencia but will not be sending Eliaquim Mangala in the other direction. (Daily Express)Chelsea have responded to their defeat to Manchester City by tabling a new £30 million offer for John Stones. But Everton will turn down their latest offer and will demand £40m to part with the central defender. (Daily Telegraph)Newcastle have offered £12million for Marseille winger Florian Thauvin with Remy Cabella poised to go the other way on loan. (Daily Mail)Premier League clubs have been put on alert by news from France that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can leave PSG in this transfer window. Manchester United and Arsenal both need a striker and while Old Trafford powerbrokers appear reluctant to draw the enigmatic Swede to Old Trafford, they do need firepower. (Daily Mail)West Ham have joined the race to sign £15m-rated QPR striker Charlie Austin. Austin is aware of West Ham’s interest and is prepared to join them. (London Evening Standard)But Newcastle United have ended their interest in Austin. Magpies boss Steve McClaren and his coach Steve Black were interested in bringing the striker to St James’ Park after working with him at Loftus Road while on the backroom team. But the long-running saga seems to have reached its conclusion after QPR warned clubs that they must pay the £15million fee for the 26-year-old. (Newcastle Chronicle)Sunderland will bid to re-sign Kieran Richardson from Aston Villa as they attempt to reverse their nightmare start to the Premier League season. (Daily Mirror)Norwich City are on the verge of a deal to sign Mattia Destro on loan from Roma, though Bologna are interested in the Italy forward. The 24-year-old scored 13 goals two seasons ago, leading to interest from Chelsea and Wolfsburg, but he joined AC Milan on loan last season. (The Times)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…It’s over! Manchester United target Sergio Ramos signs new long-term Real Madrid contractJuventus line up Erik Lamela deal after Tottenham tell them to forget about Christian Eriksen Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to be reunited with Samir Nasri at Inter Milan ?Marseille want £12m for Florian Thauvin as Newcastle revive interest in wingerSouthampton transfer report: Ronald Koeman close to adding £8.5m defender to squad Besiktas joing chase for Liverpool outcast LucasAll over for Arsenal? Rafa Benitez details season targets for Real Madrid striker Karim BenzemaLiverpool ready Illarramendi bid after Real Madrid ‘agree deal’ for new midfielder Juventus hope to beat Arsenal with big money bid for long-term target Julian DraxlerReports – Chelsea sending scouts to watch Ghana teen star Godfred Donsah Kevin de Bruyne latest: Wolfsburg coach suggests Manchester City move is imminentManchester United transfer news: Pedro latest and Argentine international deal imminent Blow for Arsenal and Manchester United? Isco’s agent quashes speculation of Real Madrid star’s exitSergio Ramos rubbishes Man United links – ‘I never wanted to leave Real Madrid!’Done deal! Swansea sign teenage striker
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been discussing his future – admitting he would love to play American Football once his career has finished.Kane plundered 21 goals in a breakthrough Premier League season last term and his form was rewarded with a first England cap, in which he scored within two minutes of his debut.The 22-year-old, a Spurs academy product, is tipped for to lead the attacking line at White Hart Lane for years to come, before perhaps switching to gridiron.“It depends on how my football career goes but, when I am finished, I would love to go the NFL and be a kicker,” the Spurs forward told The Sun at the launch of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 16,“Even if I got to play just one game it is something I would like to do.“It’s a long way off yet. But it is definitely something I have thought about. We’ve had NFL teams come to Spurs and I can kick the ball as high and as far as them, but not on a consistent basis so I would need a bit of practice first.”In July, Tottenham announced a deal with the NFL that will see them host fixtures in their new stadium after 2018. Harry Kane 1
Liverpool and Tottenham are chasing Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal, claim reports in France.The playmaker has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 side this season, scoring four goals in 12 games and becoming the focal point of Les Dogues’ attack.The 22-year-old only joined Lille from Angers in the summer but is already being tipped with a big-money move next summer.According to France Football, Spurs have been tracking Boufal since the start of the season and Liverpool have now declared an interest in the player.However, Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to land Boufal as they are guaranteed to be able to offer him Champions League football and a high salary. 1 Sofiane Boufal
Arsenal are indebted to one man for their prolonged Champions League campaign.Olivier Giroud couldn’t have found a better occasion to score his first Gunners hat-trick, putting Olympiakos to the sword on Wednesday night in Greece when the odds seemed stacked against the visitors.A first-half header and then a quick-fire brace after the break clinched the Frenchman’s treble as Arsene Wenger’s troops squeaked into the knockout stages.And, despite making it extremely hard for themselves, Arsenal and Wenger preserved their 100 per cent qualification rate under the Frenchman’s stewardship.
1 Alessandro Diamanti is ready to cancel his loan with Watford and join Atalanta.The Italian moved to Vicarage Road in the summer on a season-long loan from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.However, the 32-year-old has struggled for action since the switch, making three substitute appearances and is now ready to leave.Diamanti, according to Sky Italia, wants to cancel his loan with Watford after Atalanta expressed an interest in bringing him to Serie A.The Italian side are in need of an attacking midfielder after losing star playmaker Maxi Moralez to Mexican club Leon.Atalanta boss Edy Reja reportedly sees Diamanti as the ideal replacement and hopes a deal can be struck. Alessandro Diamanti has struggled to get in the Watford team since joining in the summer
Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool must sort out their ‘rubbish’ defending.The Reds beat Norwich 5-4 in a remarkable encounter at Carrow Road on Saturday lunchtime, with Adam Lallana scoring the winner five minutes into injury-time.Klopp was delighted with his side’s fighting spirit but was furious with the way they defended, particularly at set-pieces, where all of Norwich’s goals stemmed from.“We sit in chaos. Sometimes we know what we’re doing and sometimes we don’t,” the German told BT Sport in the immediate aftermath of the dramatic game.“Four goals from set-plays, that must be a new record, I think you have to make a new list for British football. I think it is crazy what we are doing.“It’s easy to play against us, you only have to throw the ball over the line off a set play. If they don’t do it, we will do it [for you].“It’s rubbish what we are doing. We have to solve this.”Despite his disappointment with the display, Klopp was nevertheless delighted with the win – Liverpool’s first in the Premier League in 2016.He celebrated Lallana’s last-gasp strike by running down the touchline to embrace the midfielder, breaking his glasses in the process.Asked about the damaged spectacles, he responded: “I usually have a second pair of glasses but I can’t find them because it’s hard to find glasses without glasses!” Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool’s dramatic win over Norwich 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThen Simpson said he heard the tenant screaming, “My nephew is in there, my nephew is in there,” so he climbed back down and entered the burning apartment again. “It was pitch black. I was lying on the ground (trying to find the nephew) and I could barely see,” Simpson said, adding he could not go further into the apartment because of smoke and flames. He said the fire department arrived at that time and put out the fire in 15 minutes. The fire, whose cause was being investigated, appeared to be mostly contained to the single unit. PANORAMA CITY – The nephew of a tenant at an apartment building died tonight when fire swept through a third-story corner unit, witnesses and fire officials said. The fire started at about 5:45 p.m. at the building at 8070 Langdon Avenue after witnesses heard an explosion and saw people fleeing the building. Fire officials said a male body was taken from the unit after the blaze was put out. Officials did not release the identity of the victim. One of the building managers, Robert Simpson, 35, said he grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran into the apartment, but decided to fight the blaze from the roof. 160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Assistance League at 1441 W. Eighth St. in Weymouth Corners will open its holiday boutique on Nov. 14. “We open up the whole back room,” said Willett, gift shop manager. “It’s loaded to the gills with holiday items.” Home and garden decorations, gifts and cards give shoppers plenty to choose from. The regular Assistance League Gift Shop is open all year long, as well, with proceeds going to help the league’s many philanthropies. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday and 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (310-832-8355). If you have animal lovers on your list, you should definitely check out PetSave’s Rabbitat shop at 522 W. Ninth St. Hard to believe, but the holidays are almost upon us. And that means shopping. If you hate jockeying for parking spaces at busy regional malls – or if you just don’t like to leave San Pedro – there’s plenty of gifts to find right here. Go to one of these nonprofit stores listed below, and you’ll be giving twice, with proceeds going to a good cause. “We believe that a gift you buy from our holiday boutique is like giving two gifts – one for the community and one for your friend or family member,” said Pat Willett of the Assistance League Gift Shop. The nonprofit store has everything from jewelry and dishware to lamps, garden statues, cards and knick-knacks, you name it. Whether you like dogs, cats or, of course, rabbits, Rabbitat is a great place to find unusual presents for kids and adults alike. The foundation that runs the store also operates a rabbit rescue on the premises so all of the store’s proceeds go toward that work. Just this past week, 13-year-old Brianna Akers of Torrance donated $105 to the foundation, money she’d asked for in lieu of gifts from her friends who attended her recent birthday party. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (310-833-7333). The United Nations Gift Shop at 531 W. Seventh St. opens its nativity show and sale today. The store carries handcrafted nativity sets from all over the world as well as other international gifts, crafts, cards and decorations. Their hours are 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 310-548-1762. If there are ocean-lovers on your list – and living in San Pedro, who among us doesn’t know a few of those? – stop by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Gift Shop at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive. Profits go to the aquarium’s educational programs. The shop carries books for children and adults, marine life jewelry and charms, figurines, stuffed animals and marine life Christmas ornaments. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 310-548-7562. Happy Pedro shopping – and giving! Donna Littlejohn can be reached at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Niklas Sule has been capped by Germany at five age levels Liverpool fans disappointed by the performance of Martin Skrtel in the club’s 3-2 defeat at Southampton may be boosted by a transfer rumour coming out of Germany.According to Sport Bild, the Reds have approached Hoffenheim to discuss a deal for Germany under-21 international Nicklas Sule.The 20-year-old centre-back has made 53 appearances for Hoffenheim since making his debut in 2013.Here’s a selection of reaction to the rumour… 1