Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Juventus’ eye on both Pelle and Oscar

Juventus is considering a move for Graziano Pelle of Southampton and Oscar of Chelsea for January transfer window but will need extra budget if they were to consider both the transfers.

Pelle has been a big success at Southampton following his move from Holland and has 18 months left on his contract. He has also hinted his willingness to return to Italy in a press release on Monday.

The Italian who is turning 31 next year in July recognizes that his next deal is most important for his lasting career.

On the other hand speculations have also registered that Juventus is understood to be in London to discuss a permanent deal with Chelsea for Juan Cuadrado, who has been on loan, and will use the opportunity to discuss Oscar's situation too. Chelsea would consider selling but want a considerable return on the £19.35million they paid to Brazil International in 2012.

Juventus besides having financial problem in signing both players faces another barricading for Pelle as Southampton is in no mood to sell any of his players soon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Diego Costa penalized by FA

Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday ended in Bad blood. Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been accused of violent conduct by the Football Association after his side's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. He is confronting up to the possibility of a three-match ban after the Football Association charged him and Gabriel Paulista and in addition Chelsea and Arsenal for failing to control their players.

The Spain international clashed with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel in the first half. He was cited for lashing out at Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny yet escapes sanction for Gabriel scratch.

Costa seemed to begin the episode by twice raking his hands over Koscielny's face and afterward chest-bumping knocking him to the ground.

Diego Costa

Gabriel then came over to defend his teammate, and he and Costa both received yellow cards following their confrontation. But a minute later the Arsenal centre-back was sent off for flicking a boot at the Blues forward.

Having confirmed the match officials did not see the clash between Costa and Gabriel which could have called for an instant red card to Costa the FA supplied video footage to a panel of three former elite referees.

They each needed to autonomously govern Costa's activities to be an instant red card for the FA to continue with the charge.

If Costa accepts the charge he will serve an automatic three-match suspension with immediate effect but, if he contests it, an independent regulatory commission will rule.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Luke Shaw undergoes second operation

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has undergone a second operation for his broken leg in Holland and could return to England this weekend

Luke Shaw who has suffered a double fracture on his leg in United’s 2-1 Champions League loss at PSV Eindhoven is set to undergo a second operation on his broken leg.

He was carried off on a stretcher after Hector Moreno’s tackle with an oxygen mask strapped to his face in the first half of the Champions League on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old had surgery immediately after the match at the St Anna Hospital in Geldrop and Manchester United confirmed on Wednesday that he would remain in the Netherlands to continue his recovery.

Luke Shaw undergoes second operation
Staff at St Anna Hospital will now monitor his progress while coordinating with Manchester United's medical team to decide on when Shaw will be transferred back to the UK.

Although Shaw is undergoing surgery yet Manager Louis van Gaal had suggested earlier on Friday that Shaw could return to England on Saturday to continue his recovery.

"His family is there, we have sent people with him and he will come back when he is prepared. Maybe tomorrow," the United manager said.

"I called him last night; he sounds very strong, which was amazing for me - a big surprise.

"It is a good signal, but he knows he has long way to go and it is not easy. He will have a long period of rehabilitation and he has a long way to go."

Mourinho is under FA investigation

The Football Association is investigating a complaint that Jose Mourinho used abusive, sexist language to Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro.

It was suspected that he used abusive, sexist language towards former team doctor Eva Carneiro during Chelsea's Premier League game against Swansea City.

Mourinho abuses doctor Eva Carneiro

The incident happened on August 8 when Dr Eva Carneiro and the head physiotherapist Jon Fearn ran on to the pitch to treat Belgian attacker Eden Hazard in the final minutes of 2-2 draw with Swansea. Footage showed that the referee twice turned to the bench after Hazard went down following a challenge and signaled for medical attention before the Chelsea medical team ran on to the pitch.

Mourinho was visibly annoyed at his medical staff for entering the pitch to treat Hazard in the third minute of stoppage time during the first match of the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge. After few days of the incident Eva told reporters that she would no longer be Chelsea’s on-field doctor on match days for going against Mourinho’s wishes.

The doctor’s statement was in reference of the grudge that Mourinho has shown in the post match interview. Mourinho said, “I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive. Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.”

The case has taken a new turn after the governing body’s compliance department are studying video evidence that Mourinho abused Carneiro either from the touchline or as she came back down to the bench at Stamford Bridge during the game against Swansea on 8 August.

And under the FA rule E3, players and coaches can be penalised for using “offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures”. With an aggravated breach, in this case potentially with reference to gender, a five-match ban is the minimum punishment.

The Chelsea manager could face a five-match touchline ban if found guilty of improper conduct.


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