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    I Want To Leave: Ronaldo Asks Real, Arsenal Players Bitter With Sanchez, Mourinho Blasts Klopp




    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has questioned Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s 2016 threat to quit rather than spend inflated transfer fees.

    The Anfield club are to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in a £75m deal on 1 January for a fee which is a world record for a defender.

    Klopp said on Friday the “last thing” he considers is the fee “because we are thinking about the player”.

    He added: “You get the price and you have to accept it or not.”

    However, Mourinho used his news conference to revisit the comments Klopp made when United closed in on an £89m deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in July 2016. The Liverpool boss said then he wanted “to do it differently” and would do even if he could spend such sums. He added that “the day that this is football, I’m not in a job any more”.

    Speaking on Friday, Mourinho suggested journalists ask the German about those comments.

    “The reality is if they think the player is the right player for them, and they really want the player, they pay this amount or they don’t have the player,” he said,

    “If you pay, you pay a crazy amount of money but if you don’t, you don’t have the player. It’s as simple as that. No criticism at all about what Liverpool did. It’s just the way it is.”



    Cristiano Ronaldo has asked that Real Madrid set their selling price for a potential transfer at a “realistic” total of 100m euros (£89m). The 32-year-old forward is ready for a move away from the club. (Daily Record)

    Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, has not rejected a contract extension with the Premier League champions, despite claims from his father that he wants to move to Real Madrid(Independent)

    Antonio Conte is also preparing to make another bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 24. (Telegraph)

    Manchester United are monitoring Napoli midfielder Jorginho, 26, as a replacement for Michael Carrick. (Manchester Evening News)

    West Ham will make a move for Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 25, as David Moyes attempts to strengthen his midfield. (Mirror)

    Manchester City will offer defender Nicolas Otamendi a contract extension. The 29-year-old signed a five-year deal in 2015. (ESPN) 

    Pep Guardiola’s side are also interested in West Brom captain Jonny Evans. Baggies manager Alan Pardew admitted the club would consider selling Evans to raise funds for a striker. (Mirror)

    Inter Milan are considering a move for Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28. (Sky Sports)

    Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have rejected a £31m bid from Tottenham for 20-year-old forward Malcom. (Esporte – in Spanish)

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge does favour a move to Southampton move but fears Liverpool will block any deal under £25m. (Mirror)

    However Saints could face competition from Stoke, who are keen to add a striker to their squad. (Mail)

    Liverpool will sign Schalke playmaker Leon Goretzka, 22, on a free transfer next summer. (Sun via Bild)

    Juventus are ready to make a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 23. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

    West Ham manager David Moyes says that 19-year-old defender Reece Oxford, who has been linked with a move to RB Leipzig, will be given a chance to prove himself at the Premier League club. (Talksport)

    Several Arsenal players confronted striker Alexis Sanchez after the side’s match against Burnley in November, accusing him of having a bad attitude. (Guardian) 

    Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says he wants to end his career at the club. (Telegraph – subscription required)

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has graduated from Manchester Business School with a Masters in Business Administration. (Manchester Evening News)

    Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has been reunited with the staff member who was first on the scene following his car crash in 2016. (Mail)

    Everton have been thanked for the potential signing of Cenk Tosun – by Besiktas’ city rivals Basaksehir. (Liverpool Echo)

    Southampton striker Charlie Austin is set to miss two months after injuring his hamstring against Huddersfield. (Independent)


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    She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…



    She Cranes player Mary Nuba

    Born in South Sudan but grew in Uganda, that’s the story of the She Cranes goal shooter Mary Nuba Cholhok who was voted as the best shooter in the just concluded Fast5 Series tournament which was held in New Zealand.

    Uganda emerged in fifth position in the tournament. theGrapevine had a chance to talk to Nuba before she went back to England for her professional career.

    Grapevine: Why did you decide to play for Uganda and not for your native country South Sudan?

    Nuba: South Sudan is still lagging behind in Netball and I’m getting old, that’s why I decided to play for Uganda’s She Cranes.

    Grapevine: What challenges have you faced so far in your career?

    Nuba: Thinking about my five-year baby who stays in Uganda yet I’m in England playing for my professional club.

    Grapevine: Then what about your husband [the baby’s father] ?

    Nuba: I’m not married, though I gave birth.

    Mary Nuba was awarded Fans player of the Fast5 Series tournament

    Grapevine: How did you manage giving birth and playing Netball?

    Nuba: I realized that later that I made a mistake of getting pregnant. But I stood on my feet, forgot all the past and decided to move on with my child and my career.

    Grapevine: How do you manage those good performances?

    Nuba: I work very hard ever day in order to achieve my goals.

    Grapevine: Where do you see She Cranes in four years to come?

    Nuba: I see She Cranes winning the Netball World cup because we have good players who are still young.

    Grapevine: Tell us about the best game in your career?

    Nuba: When we defeated South Africa in the Common Wealth games in Birmingham.

    Grapevine: Who’s your role model in the game of Netball?

    Nuba: Peace Proscovia because of the way she managed to lift her life from a poor background. She is now superstar in the game.



    By Juma Ali


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    MIRACLE: All She Cranes Players Return After Incidents Of Players Disappearing While On Duty Abroad…



    She Cranes players and one of the start player Goal Shooter Mary Cholhok Nuba

    It was a miracle this time around after all the She Cranes players returned from New Zealand.

    It has been a habit for some Netball players to escape when the team travels for international tournaments.

    Just last month, two She Cranes players; Nakanyike Shakira, who was a Police Player and Rose Namutebi, who was a KCCA Player, disappeared in UK, during She Cranes international friendlies.

    The disappearance of these two players followed the disappearance of centre Player, Halimah Nakachwa, who disappeared in UK, in 2017 during another international friendly in UK.

    However, this time around, all the nine players who went for the first five series tournament in New Zealand, where She Cranes emerged fifth, after wining three games and losing three games, all returned with the team.

    National players disappearing while on duty abroad is also a habit in other sports disciplines like; boxing, table tennis, Rugby among others.


    By Juma Ali


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    It’s Time For Golola To Rest: I’m Going To Punch Him Into Retirement – General Fungu Vows…



    Moses Golola (L) and General Fungu (R)

    General Hamza Fungu has vowed to fight Moses Golola and send him into retirement come 26th December. 2022.

    Fungu said this during the launch at Akamwesi gardens today.

    Uganda’s middle weight kick boxing champion, Golola Moses is set to face his former trainer, General Hamza Fungu on bixing day at Akamwesi shopping mail gardens.

    Golola, who is known for his many words said that he has beaten many fighters who were better than Fungu, “now look at this piglet, I’m going to show him why I’m called Golola Moses ‘of Uganda ‘  and I call upon Ugandans to come and be witnesses on that day.”

    Though Golola said that he signed a contract which allows both fighters to fight until one gets tired, officials in charge of organizing the show said they will fight K-1 style for five rounds.

    Grapevine had a chance to sit down with Golola’s challenger General Fungu and and this is what he had to say;

    theGrapevine: How are you prepared for this fight?

    Fungu: I’m well prepared but they have also given us enough time. So, I’m going to prepare more.

    theGrapevine: Why, among fighters did you choose Golola?

    Fungu: I have been asking to fight Golola for the last five years but he has been dodging me. He one time asked for 20,000 dollars to fight me.

    theGrapevine: Why do you think he accepted this time around?

    Fungu: I think this time, he has been given a lot of money.

    theGrapevine: Which tactics are you going to use to defeat Golola?

    Fungu : Golola has words but I have the tactics which will defeat Golola.

    theGrapevine: Many people have come out to challenge Golola but he finally wins?

    Fungu : He has been favoured many times.

    theGrapevine: Is it true that the contract you signed for the fight allows you to fight until one of you gets tired?

    Fungu : The contract is a disadvantage to Golola not me because I was born a fighter.

    theGrapevine: What next after this fight?

    Fungu : After this fight, I will fight three more three bouts and retire.


    By Juma Ali


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