Unai Emery misses out on three transfer targets after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat

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first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery misses out on three transfer targets after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat Wilfried Zaha is now out of Arsenal’s price range (BPI/REX)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal had also approached Leicester City regarding a move for James Maddison but his £60m valuation also means he is out of reach.The Gunners were also keen on RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano but he also wants to play in the Champions League, while the Bundesliga club were demanding a £65m transfer fee. Advertisement Unai Emery has already suffered huge setbacks ahead of a key summer for Arsenal (PA)Unai Emery is set to miss out on three of his transfer targets as a result of Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final, according to reports.Securing a place in next season’s Champions League was vital for Arsenal in terms of boosting their transfer budget for the summer.But Emery’s side sunk to a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku, meaning that the Gunners face yet another season in the Europa League.According to the Daily Mail, Emery will have just £45 million to spend on new players this summer, while Arsenal are looking to offload Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Arsenal had planned to make a move for Wilfried Zaha but the Crystal Palace winger is out of their price range and has made it clear he wants to play for a club in the Champions League.center_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 May 2019 8:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Shares A deal for Leicester City’s James Maddison is also too expensive for Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal remain interested in Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, who is in their budget and would be keen on joining the Gunners.Emery is also interested in a deal for Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Commentlast_img read more


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first_imgLONDON: There will be no replays during the 2020/21 season of the FA Cup, England’s Football Association said on Thursday while announcing the schedule of the tournament for next season. “In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season,” said the FA in its statement. The preliminary rounds will begin on September 1 after which the qualifications will begin on September 22. The first round of matches will be played on November 7. The final is scheduled for May 15, 2021. “The list of accepted clubs and round exemptions have also been released, while the early draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds will be released on Tuesday 18 August,” said the FA. IANS Also Watch: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Condemns Attack in Zubeen Garglast_img read more


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first_img• FORMER England fast bowler Devon Malcolm says it is “really difficult” to come to terms with the death of his father from coronavirus, after not being able to visit him in hospital.Malcolm’s father Albert, who lived in a care home, died aged 75 on 4 April.He had been admitted to hospital with a bladder infection on 29 March and had only tested positive for coronavirus two days before his death.“It’s so sad, we lost him in a few days,” Malcolm told BBC Radio 5 Live.“It’s so difficult when a loved one is admitted to hospital and you are told you can’t visit, you can’t be there for them.“Later on when I got the call to say he had passed, it was a very, very weird feeling.”Malcolm said he last saw his father about a month before his death when he was in “good fettle” and had not visited since because he was adhering to social distancing measures designed to shield the most vulnerable from the virus.“Until you get the death certificate and the reality sinks in, it feels like you’re having a dream and you’ll be out of it in a minute,” added the 57-year-old.“I’m trying to come to terms with it but it’s going to be really difficult.”Malcolm said his father had been responding well to antibiotics to treat the bladder infection but was tested for coronavirus after starting to develop some breathing problems.“It’s surreal – you’re told he’s responding well so you think everything is all right, then next you hear you’re told to prepare for the worst and then 20 minutes later, he’s gone,” he said.“We have a date for the funeral but the process is so different now to going through a bereavement in the past,” added Malcolm, whose mother died when he was five.“There are only five people plus the vicar allowed at the graveside.“We’re hoping in the future when we get back to some normality, we can possibly do a proper service, celebrating his life with all his grandkids and his friends.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more


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first_imgAsantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, owner and life patron of football club Asante Kotoko, has impressed upon former Ghanaian international, Samuel Osei Kuffour to bring his expertise to bear and strengthen the technical department of the club.Describing him as an accomplished footballer with many years of experience, Otumfuo said “I expect you to endeavour to complement efforts of the technical team to build a winsome side.”Kuffour, a member of the newly-constituted Kotoko board, previously played for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, with which he won the UEFA Champions League.Otumfuo Osei Tutu, inaugurating the Paul Adu-Gyamfi-led ten-member board at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on Wednesday, stressed the need for former players of the club to be given the opportunity to contribute their quota to enhance the technical direction of the club.Other members of the Board include Frank Apeagyei, Kabral Blay-Amihere, Nana Kwame Kusi II, Otumfuo’s Ankobeahene, Kofi Dua Adonten, Nana Ekuoba Kwadwo Gyasi, Jude Arthur, Joe Gyekye, representing the old players, and Bernard Xiel, representing the supporters.last_img read more