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* Peso briefly rises as much as 2% against dollar

* Dollar index up 0.2%, bouncing after having lost 1.2% last week

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By Daniel Leussink

TOKYO, June 10 ( ) – The Mexican peso jumped against the dollar early in Asia on Monday after the United States and Mexico struck a migration deal late last week to avert a tariff war, providing much-needed relief to fragile market sentiment.

Over the past year, trade disputes between the United States and its trading partners, including a long-running conflict with China, have slowed global growth and unsettled financial markets.

Group of 20 finance leaders on Sunday said that trade and geopolitical tensions have “intensified”, raising risks to improving global growth, but they stopped short of calling for a resolution of the deepening U.S.-China trade conflict.上海夜生活网

The Mexican peso rose as much as 2% against the dollar as trading resumed for the first time after Mexico agreed on Friday to expand along the entire border a programme that sends migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico. The peso was last up 1.65% at 19.30 pesos per dollar.

U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods starting on Monday if Mexico did not commit to do more to tighten its borders.

“We all knew that Donald Trump was unpredictable, but this was taking it to a whole new level,” said Chris Weston, Melbourne-based head of research at foreign exchange brokerage Pepperstone.

“This was political, it was social. It meant that financial markets had to wear a higher risk premium.”

Against the safe-haven yen, the dollar gained 0.2% to 108.425 yen.

The Japanese currency tends to benefit during geopolitical or financial stress as Japan is the world’s biggest creditor nation.

Futures for the S&P 500 were last up nearly half a percent.

Still, the dollar’s gains were checked by rising expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates during the second half of the year.

Those views were bolstered on Friday when data showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 75,000 jobs last month, much smaller than the 185,000 additions estimated by economists in a poll, suggesting the loss of momentum in economic activity was spreading to the labour market.

Fed funds rate futures are still pricing in more than two 25-basis point rate hikes by the end of this year even after their retreat early on Monday after the U.S.-Mexico migration deal.

“The market is saying it is not a question of if, it is a question of when, and to what extent, we’re going to get a rate cut for this year,” said Pepperstone’s Weston.

Against a basket of six peers, the dollar rose 0.2% to 96.716, recovering slightly after ending with a 1.2% loss last week, its worst weekly performance since the week of Feb. 16 last year.

Elsewhere in the currency market, the euro edged down 0.1% to $1.1318, retreating from an 11-week high of $1.1348 touched on Friday.

The Australian dollar was down a shade at $0.6995, giving up some of last week’s gains, when it rose 0.9%.

CalPERS chief sees volatility until Trump implements plans

SAN FRANCISCO ( ) – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s chief investment officer advised the pension fund on Monday to prepare for “greater uncertainty and volatility” until U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and Congress implement their policy plans.

Ted Eliopoulos told a meeting of the fund’s investment board that Trump’s plans would likely be “positive for growth and corporate earnings,” but “the devil will be in the details, and we don’t know the details.”

Trump has indicated he would prioritize a broad mix of policies, including tax cuts, infrastructure spending, the repeal or lessening of Dodd-Frank financial regulation, and changes to global trade arrangements.

Decisions made by the new administration and Congress will have “a significant impact on matters small and large” for CalPERS and for investors globally, Eliopoulos said during a live Webcast of the meeting, the board’s first since the U.S. presidential election last week.

But it is “much too early to talk with precision about these implications since we know very little,” Eliopoulos added.

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“We do need to be prepared to address a much different policy environment, new economic and investment challenges and opportunities and be ready to adjust, act, and govern ourselves accordingly,” said Eliopoulos.

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Republicans make gains in U.S. governors’ races

( ) – Republicans in Missouri, Vermont and New Hampshire won competitive governor’s races on Tuesday, though most of the 12 contests left power in the hands of the incumbent party.

Here are the results.

MISSOURI

In one of the year’s closest gubernatorial races, Republican former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens edged Democrat Chris Koster, the state’s attorney general. Greitens will succeed Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat who has served the maximum two terms in office.

VERMONT

Vermont elected a Republican, Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, over Democrat Sue Minter, a former state transportation secretary. Scott succeeds retiring Governor Peter Shumlin, a Democrat.

OREGON

Democratic Governor Kate Brown held off a challenge by Republican Bud Pierce, an oncologist. Brown was sworn in last year after her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, resigned in scandal. The election is for the final two years of Kitzhaber’s term.

INDIANA

Republican Eric Holcomb, the state’s lieutenant governor, beat Democrat John Gregg, a former state lawmaker. Holcomb entered the race after current Governor Mike Pence opted not to seek re-election in July when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump chose him as his vice presidential running mate.

WEST VIRGINIA

Democratic businessman Jim Justice defeated Republican state Senate President Bill Cole. Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was barred by term limits from running again.

UTAH

Incumbent Governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, won his re-election race against Democrat Mike 上海夜生活论坛Weinholtz, a healthcare executive. Herbert, who took office in 2009 after his predecessor, Jon Huntsman, resigned, won a second full term.

NORTH DAKOTA

Republican Doug Burgum, a former Microsoft Corp executive, defeated Democratic State Representative Marvin Nelson in the solidly Republican state. Governor Jack Dalrymple, a Republican who was eligible to run for re-election in 2016, declined to seek another term.

DELAWARE

Democrat John Carney, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, beat Republican Colin Bonini, a state senator. Democratic Governor Jack Markell was prohibited by term limits from running for re-election to the position he has held since 2009.

NORTH CAROLINA

Drawing national attention because of a debate over transgender rights, Republican Governor Pat McCrory is seeking a second term against Roy Cooper, a Democrat who has been the state’s attorney general since 2001. Cooper held a razor-thin lead as of Wednesday morning. McCrory told supporters tallying an unknown number of provisional ballots could take until Nov. 18.

MONTANA

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is battling Republican tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte to keep his seat. The race remained too close to call on Wednesday morning.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Republican Chris Sununu defeated Democrat Colin Van Ostern to become the state’s next governor. Both candidates had been seeking to succeed Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

WASHINGTON

Democratic Governor Jay Inslee defeated a challenge from Republican Bill Bryant, a businessman and former commissioner of the Port of Seattle.

Kansas judge strikes state’s dual voter registration system

( ) – A state judge on Friday struck down a Kansas voter registration system that would have prevented people from voting in state and local elections unless they show proof of U.S. citizenship.

The judge ruled that the loss of voting rights for more than 18,000 Kansas residents “far outweighs” the risk posed by potential voter fraud, as the state mentioned only about two dozen people who may have attempted to improperly register to vote over the last 13 years.

“The right of citizen suffrage forms the foundation of a democratic society,” Larry Hendricks, District Judge in Shawnee County, wrote in a 19-page ruling. “Whenever the laws of a state and the federal government clash with respect to this right, cracks are bound to appear in the framework of democracy.”

Kansas has had one of the strictest voter identification statutes in the United States, making the state a symbol for mostly Republican Party supporters who say the rules are meant to prevent voter fraud. Opponents, mostly Democrats, say the rules discriminate against minorities.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said by phone on Friday he planned to appeal the ruling adding, “I regard the decision as wrong … and this decision stands in the way of protecting our elections.”

The American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit said the voter registration system established by Kobach violated the state’s constitution and state law and called it “two-tiered.”

“This ruling is a victory for Kansas voters and a stinging rebuke of Secretary Kobach’s repeated efforts to improperly use his authority to obstruct their access to the ballot,” ACLU Voting Rights Project staff attorney Sophia Lakin said in a statement.

The ACLU said the system would have denied the right to vote in state and local elections to residents who registered through a federal voter registration form or when they applied for or renewed their driver’s license.

Under the rejected system, those people could have voted in federal elections but would have had to show proof of citizenship to vote in state and local ones.

The system required registrants to prove their citizenship by providing one of a series of documents, inclu上海夜生活网ding birth certificates and passports.

Kobach has gained a reputation for pushing a series of voting and anti-immigration measures as a national debate over voting restrictions has accelerated since the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act in 2013.

As clock ticks, Senate seeks way to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON ( ) – Plans to avert a U.S. government shutdown began taking shape in the Senate on Tuesday, but it was still far from certain whether a dispute over funding for women’s healthcare group Planned Parenthood could be overcome.

With only days remaining before an Oct. 1 deadline, Senate leaders said they were pursuing a stop-gap funding bill to extend the present federal budget for about 10 weeks beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

Known as a continuing resolution, or CR, this approach was gaining traction, said senior senators from both parties.

Meanwhile, the White House budget office began working with government agencies on shutdown plans.

“Prudent management requires that the government plan for the possibility of a lapse,” a spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement, emphasizing that the White House believes there was still time to prevent a shutdown.

The Senate’s CR approach may fail if conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives stand by their threat to oppose any spending plan that preserves federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which is under attack over allegations that it improperly sells aborted fetal tissue.

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats oppose defunding the group, which has said it has done nothing wrong and blasted the allegations as deceptive and unfair.

“Given the president’s opposition and Democrats’ opposition, at some point I anticipate there will be a clean CR,” said Senator John Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid largely concurred saying, “We’re going to move to a clean CR on Thursday.”

There were no signs, however, that House Republicans would go along with this plan. Abortions are a small part of Planned Parenthood’s services, making it a perennial target for anti-abortion forces among conservative Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would vote on Thursday on a CR keeping federal agencies funded through Dec. 11 and giving Congress time to work out a longer-term budget deal.

McConnell’s measure would try to strip the portion of Planned Parenthood funding from discretionary programs. Democrat上海夜生活s were expected to block that version of the bill.

Conservative Republicans have called for an end to the group’s current funding of about $500 million a year, mostly from Medicaid healthcare reimbursements independent of annual spending bills. McConnell’s bill would attack a much smaller portion, about $50 million.

All Americans would pay some income tax under Republican Jindal’s plan: WSJ

( ) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, trying to revive his ailing Republican presidential bid, will unveil a tax plan on Wednesday whose goal is to make all citizens pay at least some federal income taxes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

“If we have generations of Americans who never pay any taxes, it will be very easy for them to turn a blind eye to absurd government spending and to continue to allow our government to bankrupt our nation,” Jindal said in a written statement, according to the Journal.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that 45.3 percent of households will pay no federal income taxes this year. Roughly half do not make enough money and the others qualify for deductions and credits that reduce their tax burden to zero, the newspaper said.

Jindal will announce his plan in Iowa, the Journal reported. Iowa holds the first contest to choose the Republican nominee for the November 2016 presidential election.

Jindal’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request from for comment.

The 44-year-old governor is lagging badly in opinion polls. A Real Clear Politics average of recent polls shows him with 0.6 percent support, near the bottom of a crowded Republican field.

Jindal’s plan seeks to compress the current seven income tax brackets to three, with those in the lowest rung paying a 2 percent rate, the Journal reported.

It would also eliminate most deductions, including those that allow millions to pay nothing in federal income taxes, the newspaper said.

Jindal’s proposal takes a different approach from those of several of his Republican rivals.

Businessman Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican race, announced a plan last month in which individuals earning less than $25,000 a year a上海夜生活论坛nd married couples earning under $50,000 would pay no income tax.

Candidate Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor, proposed a tax plan last month that he said would eliminate income taxes for roughly 15 million more people.

Jindal wants to eliminate corporate taxes, the estate tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax, as well as all the taxes in the Affordable Care Act, the Journal said.

He would scrap itemized deductions, except for some of the biggest and politically sensitive, such as those for charitable contributions and mortgage interest, the newspaper said.

Jindal estimates his changes would reduce federal tax revenue by 22 percent over 10 years, the Journal reported.

Preview: Real Madrid – Dortmund

Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund having already qualified for the Champions League (CL) knockout stages as runners-up in Group H.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

For the first time since the 2011-12 season, Dortmund have failed to reach the CL last 16.They are now sitting third, level on just two points (D2, L3, GD-5) with bottom-placed APOEL (D2, L3上海夜生活网, GD-12), who make the trip to Tottenham. A win for Tottenham in that game will almost certainly mean Dortmund qualify for the Europa League.

Dortmund are currently on a seven-game winless streak (D3, L4) in all competitions and have never won at fortress Bernabeu (D2, L4), where Madrid are still unbeaten in the CL under Zinedine Zidane (W9, D2, GF 29, GA 8).

Zidane’s side will look to get a morale-boosting win ahead of Saturday’s La Liga (LL) clash with Sevilla. The Madrid boss finds himself under increased pressure as they remain eight points adrift of league leaders Barca after 14 games.

Ahead of the game, Zidane reaffirmed his confidence and belief that there are much brighter times ahead for his team: “We definitely need to score more goals, but I’m not worried. I have no doubt things will change for the better,” he said in the pre-match press conference.Opinion: Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – Given how much he’s been rejected by Real Madrid, we are convinced that Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League.Martin Odegaard is finally…

With a brace against APOEL, Cristiano Ronaldo took this goal tally for Madrid in European competitions to 100 goals (98 CL goals + two UEFA Super Cup goals). The top scorer in European Cup/CL history (113 overall) has a staggering 18 CL goals to his name in 2017 (12 games), whereas he has scored just 17 LL goals (28 games).

Madrid have failed to score more than three goals in a home game since a 4-1 win over Sevilla in May this year.

Dortmund and former Madrid player Nuri Sahin said of his team’s chances against the defending champions: “We have played at the Bernabeu quite a few times, and that may work in our favour.”

Missing players

Real Madrid: D. Carvajal (suspension), M. Asensio (doubtful), G. Bale (doubtful), L. Zidane (doubtful)

Dortmund: G. Castro (face injury), E. Durm (hip injury), M. Gotze (ankle injury), M. Philipp (knee injury), L. Piszczek (muscle injury), M. Reus (knee injury), S. Rode (thigh injury), J. Toljan (suspension), A. Isak (doubtful), J-B. Larsen (doubtful).

Dortmund boss does not see Real as Champions League favourites

Even though his side lost 3-2 to Los Blancos on Wednesday, Borussia’s manager was unimpressed by his opposition.

Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz is not convinced that Zinedine Zidane’s team is the team to beat if you want to challenge for the Champions League trophy this campaign.

Dortmund managed to get back from a 2-0 deficit on Wednesday through Aubameyang’s brace only to get denied a point by Lucas Vazquez’s later winner. The g上海夜生活网ame itself meant nothing for either side as Tottenham Hotspur made no mistake in their last fixture and eased their way with 3-0  win over APOEL, while Real Madrid had already secured the second seat in their group.

However, Bosz insisted it was hard to tip Real Madrid as the team to beat this season since he was left unimpressed by their showing on the pitch.

“After today’s game, I don’t know if it is possible to say that Real Madrid are the favourite to win the Champions League,” Bosz said during his news conference as quoted by Goal.Opinion: Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – Given how much he’s been rejected by Real Madrid, we are convinced that Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League.Martin Odegaard is finally…

“They were not very strong tonight.

“Although, it is true that they rested many players and they are one of the favourites.”

The German outfit will now join the Europa League after finishing third in their group and their boss admitted it felt disappointing leaving the Champions League early on.

“We wanted to continue in the Champions League,” Bosz added. “Now we will put everything we have into the Europa League.

“When the injured players return we’ll improve. We still have to improve our level of performance, today went very badly. We showed at times that we can play football very well.”

Rodgers happy as Celtic finished third

Brendan Rodgers insisted that he is very happy that his side managed to grab the third place in the Champions League group despite losing against Anderlecht at home and they are about to play in the Europa League.

Jozo Simunovic scored an own goal which gave the first win in this year’s Champions League to Anderlecht but Celtic still managed to finish above the Belgian side. The former Swanse上海夜生活a coach admitted that his side weren’t the better one but he is very happy that they still secured the third place which means that they will have a chance to show up in the Europa League in spring.

Brendan Rodgers spoke about his side’s performance as he said, according to Sky Sports: “The context of the game affected the performance in the first-half with them having to chase the game. We couldn’t keep the ball. Midway through the first half, we had to change tactically and I was thankful to be in 0-0 at half-time. Second half we were better, we were able to stem the flow and be a threat.”Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers relishing Liverpool return Andrew Smyth – Brendan Rodgers is relishing Leicester City’s trip to his old club Liverpool, whom he described as a “privilege” to work for during his three-year stint.

He was happy that Celtic achieved their goal – to go through: “They were better than us tonight but our aim was to get through to Europa League and come third in the group, that would be a massive achievement and we did that. There is immense pride but it is hard to feel that when you have lost. We got the job done but obviously, we have a lot of work to do before we can affect that level. But we are through and we can look forward to it when it comes round in February.”

In the end, the former Liverpool coach admitted that some of the opponents were just too difficult for his side: “Maybe some of the players felt they have a long way to go before they can call themselves players at this level. We have to have a touch of realism here as well. There are going to be much better teams than us, we have to be clear on that.”

Lovren: “We have to keep going”

Dejan Lovren, the Liverpool centre-back, spoke about feelings that he has while playing for the Reds – and he insisted that it’s a great pleasure to play together with these great players.

Liverpool have been unbeaten for nine matches currently and the Croat is certain that this great form will remain at Anfield for a longer period of time – he also insisted that it’s great to watch the attacking force of the team from the pitch as Sadio Mané, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have all been in a great shape recently.

The former Southampton defender spoke about his feelings as he said, according to liverpoolfc.com: “It’s brilliant at the moment. It’s a great pleasure to be in the dressing room now and to enjoy every moment with the team. Also, around the club, I think everyone feels confident and when yo上海夜生活网u meet fans on the street, everyone is smiling, happy and can’t wait for the next game.”Opinion: Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – Given how much he’s been rejected by Real Madrid, we are convinced that Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League.Martin Odegaard is finally…

He added that the team have to keep the momentum going: “It’s a good moment, but the most important thing is that we need to keep this moment going on. That’s difficult, but I think we can do it. We’ve shown many times when we’ve needed to show it that we are a team full of players with character. This is what is pushing us on and hopefully, it will stay like that.”

Dejan Lovren, in the end, praised the attackers for being really unpredictable in front of the opposition’s goal: “We are in a good moment when we are doing our tactical things, defensively all together, and then when we have the ball, we are so quick on the counter-attack; with this speed and all of these different movements, it’s unpredictable for other teams, what we will do in these moments.”

Pastore doesn’t want to leave PSG

Argentina international Javier Pastore claimed he is “not thinking about a transfer”, despite possibly not getting enough playing time to become a regular starter for his country next year in Russia

Javier Pastore has fallen down the pecking order at Parc des Princes, but claims he doesn’t want to move from Paris Saint-Germain.

Although the midfielder said he doesn’t think about leaving the French club in January, Pastore admitted he needs to play more to be in Argentina’s squad for next year’s World Cup.

The 28-year-old moved to Paris from Palermo before the 2011-2012 Ligue 1 season had started and was one of the first big names PSG signed after the club’s Quatari revolution.

The playmaker’s first 4 years were successful in Paris, however, he has been struggling to become a regular starter since 2015 due to injuries and inconsistent performances.

This season the Argentine has featured in 7 of PSG’s 13 Ligue 1 games and started in only four of them.Report: Icardi opens PSG account in 0-1 win over Gala George Patchias – Mauro Icardi opened his goal-scoring account for PSG in a 0-1 away victory over Galatasaray.While Thomas Tuchel has begun to integrate Mauro Icardi into…

The 28-year-old knows he needs to play more ahead of t上海夜生活he World Cup but says he doesn’t see a reason to leave Unai Emery’s team.

“I think it’s normal that I player wants to play all the time, but it’s the coach’s decision,” Pastore told reporters.

“If I can play as I did [against Nantes] then I’ll be fine. I also need to try not to have any more injuries.”

“I want to go to the World Cup, but if the boss sees I’m not playing then it’ll be difficult for him to pick me,” he added.

“But I’m not thinking about a transfer. I want to give my best for the club.”

The midfielder has been linked with Sevilla, but when asked whether he would join the Spanish side if he were to leave, he replied: “It’s more likely that I’ll go to Italy.”

Field living his dream with West Brom

Sam Field has got his whole career ahead of him and he seems to be sure that he wants to spend the major part of it in West Bromwich Albion as he signed a new contract with his beloved club.

It wasn’t a hard decision for the youngster as he was a season-ticket holder and he can now expect to be part of the squad on the pitch. He said that he feels honoured to be given this chance and he believes that he will play as much as possible with the Baggies.

The youngster, who has supported this club his whole life, said, according to wba.co.uk: “It’s always an honour to play for West Brom so to get another year is just fantastic. The more years I can spend here the better. I’m dead chuffed!”Wijnaldum looking to repeat Champions League success Nedim Maric – Liverpool are the reigning winners of the Champions League. However, this isn’t sto上海夜生活pping them for aiming to get the glory once again.After a perfect…

He was obviously very happy with his new contract as he claimed: “It wasn’t one that I took much time to dwell over. I’m delighted to get it done and sorted now. I’ve been here since I was seven. The dream has always been to play in the First Team and hopefully over the next couple of years I get to do so more and more.”

Field also hopes that he will be given a chance to play more minutes for his side: “To start playing regularly now is the next stage of my development. I’ve had two games at the start of this season and we managed to win them both which is brilliant. Hopefully, I can get a run towards the end of the season. If not it might be going on loan, get some games and more experience. Hopefully, in the years to come, it’s fighting for a regular spot in the team.”

He can definitely have a bright future with West Brom – will he fulfil his huge potential?

Alves: “Leaving Barca wasn’t easy”

Dani Alves talked about his decision to leave Barcelona and he admitted that it wasn’t easy for him at all – he also talked about the strain it put on some relationships as he left his beloved club.

It was a successful part of his career as Dani Alves won every trophy he could imagine with Barcelona but it was time to move on – and he decided t join Juventus. He helped the Italian side to win the Scudetto and to get to the Champions League final, while in the end of the season, he decided to sign a new deal with PSG.

The Brazil international talked about his departure from Barca as he said, according to Goal: “It was a combination of a few factors. I have many friends at PSG, my partner had lived in Paris and she adores the city, and the club has huge ambition to evolve and get bigger. Sure, I was hypnotised by the idea of working with Pep Guardiola once more. I was hypnotised by it and not looking around me at all of the other options available.”Ronaldo opens up about retirement plans Nedim Maric – Cristiano Ronaldo is still playing at a top-level even at 34 years of age.Juventus is looking to end the 23-year-old drought of not winning…

He added: “I had already taken the decision to join Juventus without looking around first and it kind of harmed some people close to me. It wasn’t very easy to find a flight from Turin to see my kids in Barcelona. For my partner it was also harder to find work – there were not as many job opportunities for her in Turin.”

The former Valencia full-back also claimed that there were many more decisive factors: “There were lots of things to consider, and 上海夜生活网they drove me to PSG. Guardiola was the main reason, above all others, that I was considering going to play for Manchester City. In the end, there was an opportunity to join some very good friends at PSG, in an incredible city and at a club that has great potential. I know I can help to add some positive things to this club that go beyond football. It made more sense for me to pick Paris over Manchester on this occasion, but I don’t hide my admiration for Pep and my will to play in the Premier League in the future.”

City to move decisively for Sanchez

Manchester City are preparing the final assault for the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

According to The Telegraph, the Citizens want to take advantage of the Chilean’s contractual situation and make a reduced bid, counting on Arsenal’s desire to cash in on the player. Aft上海夜生活er having made a bid of €70m in the summer, which was rejected by the Gunners, Manchester City will now offer only €23m for Sanchez, considering that his contract expires next summer and he can negotiate with any team in January.

Manchester City would prefer to pay a transfer fee that would satisfy Arsenal, in order to avoid entering a wages war with PSG, who are looking to sign the player for free and have prepared him a massive sign-on bonus.Neville: Pep Guardiola knows Man City aren’t good enough Andrew Smyth – Gary Neville has quashed Pep Guardiola’s claims that Manchester City won’t buy in January as they can’t challenge for trophies without defensive cover.

Pep Guardiola is keen to be reunited with his former player, which he brought to Barcelona in 2011, from Udinese. For this, Manchester City are ready to offer the Chilean more than €300k/week. The best paid player in City’s squad at the moment is Sergio Aguero, who i earning €250k/week. The Argentinian signed his current deal in 2014 and it will expire in 2019.

On Thursday, Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger admitted that Sanchez could leave in January. Asked about the possibility to cash in on players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, whose contract are expiring next summer, Wenger said: “It’s possible. When you are in such a situation, you have to think of all the possibilities.”

Preview: Everton – Lyon

Lyon and Everton have not had the best of starts in the current Europa League season. The French team are second in Group E, with two points after two rounds, while their hosts today are bottom of the group, with just one point.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Both teams are yet to register a win in this season’s Europa League (EL) campaign. Everton squandered a home lead in the previous round vs a 10-man Apollon side, and previously to that they were embarrassed by Atalanta in a 3-0 away defeat.

Lyon, still without a win, have kept the ship steady with 2 draws. A win for either team would see their chances of qualification vastly improved, especially Everton, so expect this to be a hard fought fixture as neither team will want to lose.

Everton have never previously played Lyon, and have only played 2 such games against French opposition. Everton managed a 3-0 home victory and a goalless draw away to Lille in the ‘14/’15 EL campaign.

Former Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay, may feature for Lyon as they seek to gain their 1st group victory on English soil. He may be feeling rested after only playing 30 minutes during their remarkable 3-2 victory vs Monaco last weekend.Neville displeased with Pickford’s reac上海夜生活tion Nedim Maric – Everton hosted Manchester City in a thrilling matchup where Toffees had their chances but ultimately fell to the stronger opposition.Manchester City are on a…

Lyon are unbeaten in their last 4 games, with a prolific record of 10 goals scored across said fixtures. 3 of Lyon’s last 4 games have ended with over 4.5 goals and this fixture looks to have similar potential for goals, given the pedigree of the 2 sides.

Nabil Fekir & Mariano Diaz have had the lion’s share of the goals in Ligue 1 for Lyon since losing their star man, Lacazette, to Arsenal during the summer. Both forwards sit on 7 goals each, Fekir bagged a brace against a strong Monaco side last weekend.

Missing players

Everton: R. Barkley (groin injury), Y. Bolasie (injury), R. Funes-Mori (injury), S. Coleman (doubtful), J. McCarthy (doubtful)

Lyon: P. Cheikh (doubtful), M. Diaz (doubtful), F. Mendy (doubtful).

Preview: APOEL – Dortmund

Dortmund and APOEL will both be looking to get their first points in Group H, where Tottenham and Real Madrid each have six points after the first two rounds.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

APOEL’s best Champions League (CL) performance was when they reached the quarter-finals in 2011-12, but since then they haven’t made it beyond the group stages. APOEL have only scored in 1 of their last 10 CL group stage games.

APOEL have scored just 7 goals in 16 competitive matches against German opposition.

Dortmund have only kept 1 clean sheet in the last 8 CL away games.

This is the very 1st time Dortmund have faced opposition from Cyprus.

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Dortmund’s last 10 CL games have produced over 3.5 goals.

APOEL head coach Georgios Donis’ total European recor上海夜网d is 17 Wins, 11 Draws & 30 Losses, while

Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz has won only 1 European game in 9 in his managerial career so far.

Dortmund star Marco Reus remains sidelined with a long-term knee injury.

Missing players

APOEL: G. Efrem (injury), Z. Milanov (injury); F. Bertoglio (doubtful), V. Oliveira (doubtful).

Borussia Dortmund: E. Durm (hip injury), R. Guerreiro (Ankle injury), L. Piszczek (muscle injury), M. Reus (knee injury), S. Rode (thigh injury), A. Schurrle (thigh injury)

La Liga planning to organize matches abroad

The La Liga president is looking to expand the league’s global reach and plans to organize matches outside of Spain in the future.

Javier Tebas took part in the Soccerex Convention in Manchester and discussed the plans for development of the Spanish League: “La Liga is global entertainment and we want to grow the international appeal of La Liga.”

“As part of that effort we are discussing the option of playing some of the league matches outside of Spain. These discussions are still in early stages, but as La Liga, we support the idea”, Tebas was quoted by the Financial Times. Report: Mourinho rejects several offers amid Real Madrid talk Andrew Smyth – Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down several job offers in Europe as he eyes up a potential shock return to Real Madrid.

This summer, Real Madrid and Barcelona played a pre-season match in Miami. It was the first time the two teams met outside Spain since 1982. The match attracted a crowd of 66.000 people in the stands of Hard Rock Stadium.

The match was part of the International Champions Cup, which is organi上海夜生活论坛zed by Relevent Sports, whose chairman said that their next step is to move from organizing friendly games to organizing competitive matches from different leagues in different parts of the world.

According to Deloitte, La Liga is currently third in Europe’s top leagues in terms of the generated revenue, only behind Premier League and Bundesliga. Last year, the Spanish League signed a domestic television rights deal worth €2,65bn. Although the amount represents a major improvement compared to the previous deals, they are still a long way behind Premier League, who sold their domestic tv rights for double the amount.

Shanghai SIPG director deems Bayern duo ‘too old’

Mads Davidsen says Ribéry and Robben are too old for the Chinese Super League.

Even though neither Ribéry nor Robben has made any comments on their future that involves a move the China, Shanghai SIPG director has made sure it remains this way. Ribéry, 34, and Robben,33, will not be able to make a move to China as ‘old’ players used to do a few years ago says Davidsen.

Speaking to Sport BILD, he said:

“It’s a misconception that makes me really angry when players in Europe believe they can freely choose the time to move to China.

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“If Ribéry had an offer two or three years ago from China then that was his chance, but an ambitious Chinese te上海夜网am like Shanghai SIPG wouldn’t sign him or Robben now.

“Why should a Chinese club sign a 33 or 34-year-old when they can get 27-year-old stars like Axel Witsel or Alex Teixeira, or Oscar at 25?”

Robben claimed in January that he would never rule out a move to China, as he said:

“My family comes first, but the life experience, living elsewhere – in the USA, in China – might come. But maybe not. Maybe I’ll go back home [to the Netherlands]. I do not rule out anything.”

However, his words were part of an interview for Bayern Munich’s official website right after he signed a new contract and ensured he will not be leaving the club.

Mati\u0107 hopes to follow the steps of Vidi\u0107 in Manchester

The midfielder hopes to achieve the same level of success as his Serbian teammate Vidić.

New Manchester United signing Nemanja Matić is eager to have a fruitful career at Old Trafford, following his move from Chelsea in a transfer worth £40million. The 28-year-old played alongside Nemanja Vidic, former Manchester United captain, who won five Premier League and the Champions League during his spell in Manchester.

Speaking to MUTV, the Serbian said:

“Vidić was a great player, he was one of the players I looked to be similar to because he had a great career,

“He was the leader of our national team and it’s great to be at the same club, like him. I’ll try to do my best to repeat what he did. I know it’s going to be hard but I don’t want him to tell me one day ‘what are you doing there?’.”

Matić admits he is excited to play under José Mourinho for the second time in his career and c上海夜生活网annot wait to make his debut in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid on August 8.Report: Pallister urges United to sign Maddison. George Patchias – Former Manchester United centre-back Gary Pallister has urged his old club to sign James Maddison from Leicester City.Pallister formed the first great defensive partnership…

“I feel great. Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I’m very happy because I’m now part of this great club, this great group,” he said.

“My wish was to train with Jose and of course when you have a coach like him and a club like Manchester, you don’t need to think a lot. My decision was very easy.

“He’s a great coach. When I worked with him before, he always took the best from me and I improved a lot with him.

“When the coach wants you to come to the club, it gives you more motivation, more possibility and I will for sure give my best to show that I deserve to be at this club and part of the group.”

Thomas M\u00fcller looking to set an amazing Bayern Munich record

Six-time Bundesliga winner has set his sights on the club all-time record of eight titlesWritten by – Nikolay Nikolov, June 16, 2017.

This season Thomas Müller won his sixth Bundesliga title with his team Bayern Munich. Now, the 27-year-old is looking forward to equalizing the club record of eight上海夜网 crowns held by few of the club’s legends- Mehmet Scholl, Oliver Kahn, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm.

Müller signed for Bayern when he was just 11 years old and spent the next decade working his way to the first team. He became one of the club’s most iconic and successful players being still at the peak of his career.

His trophy winning list also includes four DFB Cups, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA World Cup and the World Cup Golden Boot.

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“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to break the record,” he admitted in a recent interview with Sport Bild. “My contract with Bayern runs until 2021. If I haven’t reached eight Bundesliga titles by then, then clearly something has gone wrong. Our opponents don’t exactly gift-wrap the title for us, but we definitely want to win it every season.”

Recently, the retiring Philipp Lahm pointed Müller as one of the likeliest candidates to succeed him as club captain.

“Normally, either Manuel Neuer or Thomas Müller will become captain,” Lahm said, after hanging up his boots in May. “Their career paths have been similar to mine. They have Bayern Munich in their hearts and are leaders on and off the pitch.”

Remarkably, Müller has missed only 18 Bundesliga games over the last eight seasons. Moreover, Bayern have never lost a league game in which he has scored.

In the 2016-17 Bundesliga campaign, he scored 5 goals and provided 12 assists.