Jan De Nul selects Formosa 2 staging post

first_imgJan De Nul and a subsidiary of the Taiwan International Port Corporation (TIPC) signed a lease and operating agreement covering a total of around 15 hectares of land. Located between four and ten nautical miles off Miaoli County, Formosa 2 will comprise 47 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on jacket foundations in water depths of up to 55 metres. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2021. Jan De Nul previously utilised the Port of Taichung as the base of operations for the Formosa 1 project. Jan De Nul selected Saipem and Sembcorp to deliver the pile jacket foundations for the wind farm. The pin piles will be fabricated by EEW SPC. The area will be used for the handling, assembly, and storage of underwater support elements, and as a staging base for the upcoming work on underwater support structures at Formosa 2. The Formosa 2 wind farm is being developed by a partnership between JERA, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, and Swancor Renewable Energy.center_img All of the jacket components will be manufactured in Asia. The jacket foundations will be installed by Seaway 7. Jan De Nul is the EPCI contractor for the project’s foundations and subsea cables. Jan De Nul will set up a logistics and operations hub for the 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project in the Port of Taichung, Taiwan. The subsea cables will be manufactured and delivered by South Korea’s LS Cable.last_img read more

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Justice for the Five once again denied

first_img Share 101 Views   no discussions Share RENÉ González Sehwerert. Image via: thecuban5.orgRENÉ González Sehwerert, one of Cuba’s five anti-terrorist heroes, will be released from prison October 7 having served in full the brutal and unjust sentence he was given.On September 16, South Florida District Judge Joan A. Lenard denied a motion submitted by René on February 16, 2011 requesting that he be allowed to return to Cuba and be reunited with his wife, daughters and parents. He has been unjustly obliged to remain in the United States for three years of probation.This decision, after 13 years of incarceration, constitutes a deliberate additional penalty, motivated by the same desires for political revenge which characterized the original judicial procedures which led to the conviction of the Five in 2001.Standing behind this decision is the United States government which for years has supported terrorism against Cuba, protecting organizations and individuals – within its territory – responsible for the deaths, suffering, pain and suffering of thousands of Cubans.Since 1998, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González have been subjected to unusually cruel and degrading treatment. They have withstood pressure and abuse, including separation from their loved ones, with admirable integrity, never wavering in their principles, character or behavior as model prisoners. The judge’s response to René’s motion is in no way justified and makes no sense. It is presumed that he must remain in the United States where clearly his life will be endangered, and where the most prominent anti-Cuban terrorist individuals and organizations are located.In her response, the judge reconfirmed the sentence imposed on René in 2001 which included the absurd special and additional stipulation that, upon his release from prison, he is prohibited from “associating with or visiting specific places where individuals or groups such as terrorists, members of organizations advocating violence or organized crime figures are known to frequent.” One must ask how it is possible to comply with this stipulation if René is obliged to reside precisely “where individuals or groups such as terrorists are known to frequent.” One must ask as well, although the answer is obvious, what motivates the United States and its legal system to require in a legal document the protection of “individuals or groups such as terrorists” located within its national territory.Although it is impossible to undo the injustice after so many years of unwarranted imprisonment and political attacks, the only minimally decorous action the government of the United States could take at this point would be to grant René permission to immediately return to Cuba, to put an end to the vengeful sentences imposed on Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio and Fernando, and to allow the return of all Five to their homeland. The cause of the Cuban Five is known throughout the entire world. There is a wealth of information, argumentation and legal evidence which demonstrates the arbitrary nature of the proceedings which led to their convictions and sentencing. Also widely recognized is the especially abusive treatment in prison these innocent men have received: extended periods of time in solitary confinement, lack of communication, psychological torture, unjustified family separation, limited contact with legal representatives and the denial of visits by mothers, wives and daughters.The people of Cuba deeply appreciate all the people and groups who have added their voices to the demand that this injustice end, state leaders and government officials, as well as renowned figures who have publicly or privately advocated for the freedom of the Five.It is imperative that we emphatically demand that no further injustice be committed; that no additional punishment be imposed on René, putting his life in danger; that his wife and daughters not be forced to continue living without him and that the opportunistic policy of protecting known terrorists – and aggravating the complicity of the U.S. government – be abandoned.The cause of Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René is the irrevocable cause of the Cuban people. It is a commitment made by an entire people to end the injustice which the Five have suffered and an indication of their loyalty to those who have defended the homeland with great courage and sacrifice. Our efforts will not end until we see the Five home, in their land once again, with their loved ones and their people. Press Release NewsRegional Justice for the Five once again denied by: – September 30, 2011center_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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What has happened at Chelsea today and what happens next?

first_img What went wrong? Life looked rosy in August when the title favourites announced Mourinho had signed a four-year deal on the eve of the new campaign. But a day later the problems started. A home draw with Swansea was a bad start, but the furore that surrounded Mourinho’s treatment of club doctor Eva Carneiro, and her subsequent departure from Stamford Bridge, quickly caused problems. A 3-0 humbling at Manchester City highlighted the fault lines in the Chelsea squad. What happened to Fortress Stamford Bridge? In 99 Premier League games as manager at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho had lost just once. In the next seven, he lost four times. Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace recorded a 2-1 home win in Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match in charge, and Southampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth all followed suit. The Blues’ aura of invincibility at home was shattered. What was the tipping point? After the 3-1 loss to Southampton, the club and as such, Roman Abramovich, publicly backed Mourinho and said he would be given time to get things right. Even as the losses piled up, it was expected the club’s most successful manager would be at least given the chance to get to January and bolster his squad. But after the latest defeat against Leicester, Mourinho said he felt “betrayed” by his players. In modern day football when a manager and his players have such a disagreement, it’s the former who pays for it. Who’s next for Chelsea? It will likely be a short-term candidate to steer Chelsea to safety before the club regroup in the summer. Expect to see someone like Guus Hiddink or Juande Ramos as a temporary solution before the club go all out to get either Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone or, Roman Abramovich’s dream, Pep Guardiola, who is expected to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the campaign. What next for Jose? To Abramovich’s probable despair, there already appears to be a scramble between the two Manchester clubs to try and land Guardiola and if one of them are successful, whoever loses may now have a more than adequate consolation prize. Mourinho might relish the prospect of clashing with his nemesis from his time in Spain, though if he wants a guarantee of silverware he may be better off heading off to Paris St Germain, who he has been linked with on plenty of occasions. And there may be an opening at old club Real Madrid soon… Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge of Chelsea was ended eight days before Christmas. The reigning champions find themselves one point above the relegation zone after losing nine of their 16 Barclays Premier League games so far. Press Association Sport looks at what led to the downfall of ‘the Special One’. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Islamic Solidarity Games: George repeats silver in men’s 400m

first_imgREPEATING his 2013 feat, Olympian Winston George yesterday finished with the silver in the men’s 400m final at the ongoing Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, winning Guyana’s first medal at this year’s event.Under cold conditions, George ran the quarter mile in 45.69 seconds coming in behind Bahrain’s Ali Khamis Khamis who clocked 45.54 seconds, and just ahead of the 45.92 seconds finish from Iran’s Ali Khadevar.The performance marks the third silver medal, at the Games, for the national record-holder, who also won silver in both the 400m and 200m, when the quadrennial event was held in 2013 in Indonesia.George still has a fighting chance of taking another silver or even upgrading to a gold in the men’s 200m, after he paved a way to the final off a 20.87 seconds finish in the semi-finals, where he finished top of the heats.Things are looking particularly good for George, who enters today’s final with the fastest semifinals time. George leads the group which also includes Turkey’s Ramil Guliev and Izzet Safer, Suriname’s Jeffrey Vanan, Bahrain’s Eid Salem Yaqoob; Adama Jammeh from Gambia; Saaid Hassan from Maldives and Skander Athmani from Algeria.Meanwhile after finishing fourth in her women’s 200m heats, Guyana’s Alita Moore found herself disqualified for a lane violation, ending her time in that race.She, however, still has a hat in the women’s 400m, where she comes in with an entry time of 54.47 seconds; running out of heat two of three.The other athletes on the Guyana team, Natrena Hooper and Emanuel Archibald will also be out on the field today, competing in the women’s high jump and men’s long jump respectively.Hooper was already in the Tuesday’s women’s triple jump where she managed to clear only 11.78m, while Archibald made it only to 13.34m in the men’s triple jump which was won by Azebaijan’s Nazim Babayev with a distance of 17.15m.last_img read more

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Team LeBron tops Team Giannis in All-Star Game

first_imgCHICAGO – Anthony Davis made a walk-off free throw and Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis in the 69th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers’ big man and first pick in the All-Star draft, missed badly off the back iron before sinking the second for a 157-155 victory in the unique, hotly contested showcase.Kawhi Leonard earned the Kobe Bryant MVP Award after recording 30 points to lead Team LeBron, while Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) had 25 in a losing effort.Neither team used a sub in the final quarter. With the winner being the first team to 157, LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) gave Team LeBron a 156-153 lead. But on the ensuing Team LeBron possession, Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder) opted for a 3 and missed. At the other end, Team Giannis closed the gap to 156-155 on two Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) free throws.James was denied an earlier basket that would have made the score 156-153 after a review showed Antetokounmpo cleanly blocked James’ layup initially called goaltending. James Harden (Houston Rockets) made up for a missed set of free throws by making two and putting Team LeBron up 154-152.Team LeBron mounted a comeback in the fiery final quarter that included Team Giannis’ Kyle Lowry taking two charges and an official challenge — overturning a foul call to a jump ball and change of possession — with the game tied at 152.Harden made a 3 to tie the game at 146 and Davis brought it back to all square after Team Giannis got two free throws from Embiid. Team Giannis led 133-124 after three quarters, starting the unusual untimed final quarter.The target final score of 157 was calculated using Team Giannis’ score total after three quarters and adding 24 points.A tightly contested third quarter tilted to Team LeBron with a Nikola Jokic 3-pointer. The Nuggets’ 7-footer knocked down his shot with 22.2 seconds left and, after a turnover, applied a full-court press resulting in a foul and a pair of free throws for Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets). He made 1 of 2.Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) connected on a cross court lob with Rudy Gilbert (Utah Jazz), tying the quarter 41-all with 2.2 seconds left. Westbrook missed a shot at the buzzer.Team Giannis led 92-83 at halftime, with Young splashing a half-court shot at the buzzer.Antetokounmpo lit up the second quarter and brought hustle at both ends — not exactly an All-Star Game staple — putting up 14 points and five boards in the period. Team Giannis won the second quarter 51-30.Leonard had 12 points on 4-of-4 3-point shooting when the first subs were made 6 minutes, eight seconds into the game. He had 25 points in the first half — seven 3s — to lead all scorers. Team LeBron dominated the first quarter, 53-41, thanks to 9-of-18 shooting from 3-point range.LeBron James, making his 16th All-Star Game appearance, and Team LeBron wore blue jerseys all with No. 2 on the back, and Team Giannis wore red No. 24 jerseys. The one-time gesture was a nod to Bryant, who wore No. 24, and his daughter Gianna, who preferred No. 2. The untimed fourth quarter was a race to a target final score — determined by adding 24 points to the score of the team leading after three quarters — as part of a tribute to Bryant.It was the first time since 2013 the All-Star Game was played without Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who is sidelined with a broken finger. Nets forward Kevin Durant, the 2019 All-Star Game MVP, was named an All-Star every year since 2010 before Sunday. He is sitting out the season recovering from a torn Achilles. Each team represented a Chicagoland youth charity with the winning team netting $200,000 for their chosen organization, plus an extra $100,000 carried over from the third-quarter tie. The top-scoring team in each of the first three quarters was pegged to earn $100,000 for its charity.Team Giannis represented After School Matters and Team LeBron played for Chicago Scholars.last_img read more

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MBB : FINISHED: Syracuse’s season ends with disappointing third-round loss to Marquette

first_img Comments CLEVELAND — Sitting across from each other in the locker room of Quicken Loans Arena, Scoop Jardine and Dion Waiters finally had a chance to discuss the turn of events that ended their season. The two cousins calmly went back and forth, trying to figure out what happened only minutes earlier.‘I know it wasn’t backcourt, I know it,’ Jardine said to Waiters inside the locker room. ‘But I didn’t see the replay. I want to see the replay.’The closing seconds ticked off in a blur. One moment, Syracuse had the game under control and a chance to take the lead in a tie game. The next moment, an errant Waiters inbounds pass became a backcourt violation as Jardine attempted to bring the ball to the frontcourt while walking the tightrope of the half-court line.Moments after that turnover, Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom knocked down the dagger for the second time this season against the Orange.Johnson-Odom’s déjà vu 3-pointer with just 27 seconds remaining gave the Golden Eagles (22-14) the lead for good. The final seconds ran off, and the third-seeded Orange (27-8) was shocked by No. 11 Marquette, 66-62, in front of 20,164 — its ticket to the Sweet 16 left unpunched. Eighteen turnovers doomed SU in a game in which neither team could pull away and every single possession mattered.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘In the past, we’ve lost in the Sweet 16 and weren’t satisfied,’ SU’s lone senior Rick Jackson said. ‘So for us to take a step back, I’m not satisfied with that.’For Jackson and his teammates, it wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Not when Syracuse entered the game having won seven of eight.But like last year, in an unexpected loss to Butler in the Sweet 16, the turnovers proved costly. For all of Syracuse’s 18 turnovers, it was the final one — the backcourt violation — that abruptly ended its season.‘It was just miscommunication,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘We were looking for Kris (Joseph) first, and he was covered. Scoop was coming back, and I think he just needed to wait a second for him to get clear.‘It’s not one guy. It’s one play.’After Johnson-Odom’s shot put Marquette ahead 62-59, Jardine had a chance to answer with a 3 of his own on the ensuing possession. But his potential game-tying running jumper from the top of the key bounced hard off the backboard and rim, and the Golden Eagles grabbed the rebound.Syracuse found ways to overcome its recurring turnover problems and pull out victories all season. Against St. John’s on Jan. 12, 20 turnovers didn’t faze the Orange as it steamrolled the Red Storm by double digits.But that wasn’t the case Sunday. Costly turnovers allowed Marquette to hang around in a game Syracuse players believe they should have won.‘That was the story of the game,’ Joseph said. ‘We turned the ball over quite a bit.’Despite racking up 10 turnovers in the first half Sunday, the Orange maintained a lead for the majority of the game. But Marquette kept prying the ball away and getting to the free-throw line on the other end.The Golden Eagles shot 23 free throws to SU’s seven. Most importantly, they converted 19 of them and were clutch at the stripe when it really mattered.In a span of merely a few seconds, Syracuse went from being one basket shy of advancing to the Sweet 16 to watching the season go up in flames.‘With ‘Unfinished Business’ being our motto, we definitely didn’t finish,’ SU shooting guard Brandon Triche said.One less turnover could have made the difference. And Jardine’s attempt to fetch Waiters’ throw-in may not have been a backcourt violation, as replays show. Jardine was in midair in the frontcourt as his outstretched arm corralled the ball from the backcourt and his right foot landed on the half-court line.According to the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rulebook, Rule 4, Section 3, Article 8 states: ‘After a jump ball or during a throw-in, the player in his/her front court, who makes the initial touch on the ball while both feet are off the playing court, may be the first to secure control of the ball and land with one or both feet in the back court. It makes no difference if the first foot down was in the front court or back court.’But the referees made a judgment call. In the locker room, eyes glazed over, Jardine contemplated that moment.After a few minutes, it finally sunk in. There was one thing that made sense.‘We had the game won until the last minute,’ Jardine said. ‘It sucks because we knew we had this one and let it slip away.’aljohn@syr.edu Published on March 19, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Nigeria FA dismisses claims by Singaporean match-fixer

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation has dismissed as ‘totally fallacious’, the claim by a self-confessed and convicted Singaporean match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, that he helped Nigeria qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.In a statement in Abuja, the NFF declared that the entire claim by Perumal was nothing more than ‘distinct fiction’ and insisted that the true heroes of Nigeria’s qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals were the Federal Government, the NFF, players and coaches of the Super Eagles and the generality of Nigeria ball fans.Wilson Raj Perumal”We have gone through the fictitious write-up by the Singaporean, who was fittingly convicted for his nefarious activities and has spent time in jail. The NFF will only say at this moment that there was no truth to the claim and that we had nothing to do with Perumal all through the Super Eagles’ qualifying series for 2010 FIFA World Cup.”Perumal’s statements are a hogwash and have no legs to stand on. We have ordered for the book itself with a view to digesting it and looking critically at it. If the book impugns on the image of the Nigeria Football Federation, our players and the larger image of our dear country, we will take appropriate action,” NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu said on Tuesday. Amadu said that further enquiries should be directed to world football -governing body, FIFA, since the match was a FIFA qualifier.Furthermore, NFF’s Integrity Officer, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, stated that alongside the NFF Match-fixing Investigative Officer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa, he is in communication with FIFA Security on match-fixing matters and they will dig deeper into the claim.Nigeria overhauled Tunisia, Kenya and Mozambique in the final rounds of the qualification series to reach the first FIFA World Cup finals to be staged on African soil, in 2010.– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/04/nff-dismisses-claims-singaporean-match-fixer/#sthash.ku75A4F3.dpuflast_img read more

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Lakers trade Marcelo Huertas to Houston for Tyler Ennis

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error OKLAHOMA CITY >> The new job has prompted Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson to field numerous phone calls from numerous executives. None of those conversations yielded any blockbuster moves, but it still resulted in roster changes.The Lakers acquired 22-year-old guard Tyler Ennis from the Houston Rockets for veteran guard Marcelo Huertas, according to The Vertical. It remains to be seen what role Ennis might provide as a backup point guard after averaging a combined 3.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting with three NBA teams, including Phoenix (2014-15), Milwaukee (2014-16) and Houston (2016-17). But he provides more of a youthful presence than the 33-year-old Huertas, who averaged 2.7 points on a 36.8 percent clip in 10.3 minutes through 23 appearances this season. The Vertical reported the Rockets plan to waive Huertas.The Lakers did not make any other moves on Thursday leading into the trade deadline that ended at noon PT. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlthough the Lakers and Indiana Pacers had preliminary talks about acquiring small forward Paul George, sources familiar with the situation deemed it unlikely the Lakers would trade for George for two reasons. With Johnson recently deeming the team’s young core “untouchable,” the Lakers did not want to expend the majority of their assets to land a star player without an infrastructure around him. George, who grew up in Palmdale and starred at Knight High, has interest in joining the Lakers once he becomes a free agent in the 2018 offseason. Then, the Lakers could sign with while maintaining a young core of players that would presumably grow with an additional year of experience. The Lakers also had considered trading veteran shooting guard Nick Young. Although he has averaged 13.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting under first-year coach Luke Walton, Young was considered expendable because for a few years. The Lakers wanted to collect another draft pick. His departure would have also opened up playing time for the rest of the Lakers’ young roster, including guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Brandon Ingram. With Young holding a player option on his two-year contract, the Lakers would have freed up to With the Lakers (19-39) playing the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25) on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Lakers flew to Oklahoma City on Thursday morning around 10 a.m. PT and plan to have an afternoon practice there shortly after they land. Although this did not preclude the Lakers from making a deal before the trade deadline, Johnson and the entire Lakers’ roster traveled on the team plane to Oklahoma City. Johnson wanted to make the trip so he could watch practice, morning shootaround and Friday’s game in person, while also working with the team behind the scenes. The Lakers had traded veteran guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday for veteran small forward Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round pick. Though the 30-year-old Williams led the Lakers with a career-high 18.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting, the Lakers valued collecting long-term assets and paving way for additional playing time to their young players over Williams’ production. Williams, in his 11th NBA season, has two years remaining on his contract.The Lakers plan to hire former player agent Rob Pelinka their general manager to replace Mitch Kupchak, though that deal has not been finalized. In the interim, Johnson and Lakers assistant general manager Glenn Carraro have fielded calls leading into the trade deadline.last_img read more

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LaVar Ball tells worried Lonzo to focus on basketball while brother remains in China

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “We are 0-2,” he said before turning his attention to the weather in Milwaukee. “It is really cold out there. … I need some bigger jackets.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The players were released on bail on Wednesday and have been sequestered at a hotel in Hangzhou, two hours southwest of Shanghai.The Lakers are in Milwaukee to face the Bucks, who notched a 94-87 win in San Antonio Friday night. Asked how he was handling his first multi-game road trip, Ball pointed to the Lakers two losses in Boston and Washington. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersTelevision cameras frequently focused on LaVar in the stands at UCLA’s game against Georgia Tech on Friday. Lonzo Ball said his family would stay in China as well.“They are out there,” he said, “so they are taking care of him.”ESPN reported on Friday that the players could remain in China for “a week or two” and that the players had shoplifted from three stores. Original reports noted that the players had been accused of shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store inside a shopping mall adjacent to the team’s hotel.Related Articles MILWAUKEE – Lonzo Ball has tried to stay focused on the Lakers while his family has been half-way around the world fighting to keep his younger brother out of a Chinese jail.A phone call from LaVar Ball on Friday helped ease his mind.“My dad did call me,” Ball said, “but didn’t give me much information. He just said, ‘Be ready to play, we are handling it out here.’ So that is a good sign.”It was the first time the Lakers rookie point guard had spoken to his father since his brother, LiAngelo, was arrested along with two UCLA teammates on Tuesday in China on suspicion of shoplifting. The three UCLA players remained in China when the team flew home on Saturday.last_img read more

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Man Utd ramp up Smalling fee to £25m with Spurs, Arsenal and Everton all keen

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly ramped up their transfer fee of Chris Smalling to £25m with Spurs, Arsenal and Everton all keen on the defender.Metro claim that Roma, who are looking to turn the England star’s loan into a permanent deal this summer, are said to be shocked by the Red Devils’ valuation.1 Chris Smalling has impressed during his time on loan at RomaCredit: Getty Images – GettyOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are keen to avoid losing another centre-back on the cheap after recouping just £6m for Jonny Evans’ departure in 2015.The Northern Irishman has starred for Leicester this season, and has also attracted £35m interest from Arsenal and Manchester City in recent years.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsRoma meanwhile had hoped to strike a deal for Smalling for less than £20m, yet United are mindful of other clubs keeping tabs on him.The 30-year-old is loving life in the Italian capital and has made no secret of his desire to end his time at Old Trafford after nine years at the club.However, the Fulham defender has also been offered a route back into English football with both Spurs and Everton keen on a move.Arsenal had been listed as another possible destination for Smalling, who has revived his career in Serie A.The star  – dubbed ‘Smalldini’ after his fine form – has even been offered a chance at an England recall by Gareth Southgate.The Three Lions boss suggested that Smalling’s limitations in playing out from the back meant he was not suited to his blueprint back in 2017.But the England boss now admits he was “unfair” on Smalling and paved the way for a potential way back into the fold.Southgate said: “I’ve never ruled anybody out. I think that would be wrong.“I think I said I probably regretted the way the message came across if, by praising others for certain attributes, there was criticism for Chris. It was my fault and it was unfair on him.”Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland flew out to Italy to watch Smalling in action before Christmas.The England boss added: “I spoke to him when I left him out the squad and explained what I explained to everybody.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes“Of course because of the way it came out, there was little point – I wasn’t going to say anything that hadn’t already been said.“But I think he’s done well in Italy. He’s playing at another big club.“He was obviously playing at a big club before. We’re watching everybody because we’ve got to make sure we make the right decision.”Man United ace Chris Smalling ‘in talks with Tottenham and Everton over transfer’ as Woodward demands £16.5mlast_img read more

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