Juve in for Pogba, Bent wants Rangers move, Arsenal and Liverpool stars tracked?

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 3 Juventus want to re-sign Paul Pogba, the midfielder, from Manchester United. They will move for the France international next summer. (Tuttosport)Darren Bent has told talkSPORT he ‘100 per cent’ wants to move to Rangers, if offered the chance – FULL STORY 3 LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta has emerged as a candidate for Manchester United’s director of football position. (Standard)Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has been demoted to the club’s Under-23 team having failed to secure a move away from Anfield. (Echo)And here are the top talkSPORT.com stories…EXCLUSIVE: Former England captain Terry Butcher has criticised the FA for its decision to charge up to £55 per ticket for the Three Lions’ friendly against SwitzerlandEXCLUSIVE: Butcher also defended Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane after Jonathan Walters and Harry Arter allegationsEXCLUSIVE: Stewart Donald believes Sunderland should not be forced to continue paying Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong after accusing the pair of breaching their contracts with the Wearside clubNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed Lorenzo Insigne, the forward, has a £178m release clause.Toby Alderweireld says he was never close to a Tottenham exit despite Manchester United links TOP WORK talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news and latest rumours from Wednesday’s papers and online… Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Tottenham Hotspur handed boost in race to sign Giovanni Simeone as Atletico Madrid boss Diego rules out signing his sonMauro Icardi is set to snub interest from Manchester United and Chelsea and sign a contract extension with Inter MilanChris Willock rejected Tottenham and Manchester City to leave Arsenal for Benfica last summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Alderweireld was widely reported to be one of Jose Mourinho’s prime targets Spain left-backs Nacho Monreal and Alberto Moreno, of Arsenal and Liverpool respectively, are being tracked by La Liga giants Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo)Ilkay Gundogan is to reject a move away from Manchester City and open talks over a new deal with the Etihad Stadium club. (Sun)John Terry’s proposed move to Spartak Moscow move is in doubt as the former Chelsea captain reportedly wants to be paid an additional £1.2million-per-year. (Sport Express)Willian has revealed he wants to remain at Chelsea for the next five years having had no desire to leave Stamford Bridge over the summer. (Sky Sports) three-way race Bent played alongside Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for England targets Latest transfer newslast_img read more

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Wolves Eat The Nets, 100-85

first_imgNEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns loved performing in front of his home fans, especially in the building where his NBA dream was realized.Towns had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the arena where he was taken with the No. 1 pick in the June draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-85.The New Jersey product, who had dinner with his parents Dec. 19 and thought his grandmother was in the crowd, said he was ecstatic even early in the game, before his shots started falling.“It felt like I was at the park out here tonight,” he said, “just having a blast, having fun and no matter what happened.”He learned later his grandmother was not there. Towns said he purchased League Pass for so she could watch all his games on TV.He added that she wanted him to play baseball for the New York Yankees, but nobody can question his choice now, nor the one the Timberwolves made when they selected the 7-footer.“I was just in the hallway warming up before the game and I remember walking through that hallway right when I just got drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves and just (being) so happy. Brings back so many memories, Barclays does,” Towns said. “Madison Square Garden may have my heart since I was a child but Barclays is where my life really started.”Gorgui Dieng added 20 points and 10 boards to lead a strong bench unit that blew the game open in the fourth quarter. Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points and Ricky Rubio had 15 assists.Brook Lopez had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Nets, who dropped their fifth straight.“It’s nothing Xs or Os or anything like that,” Lopez said. “It was just energy and effort.”Kevin Garnett was scoreless but grabbed seven rebounds in his first visit to Brooklyn since the Nets dealt him after 1 ½ seasons to Minnesota for Thaddeus Young at the trade deadline.The Wolves led nearly the whole way in their second straight victory. They were up 10 after one quarter and that was still the lead heading to the fourth, before a 12-3 spurt featuring two 3-pointers from Kevin Martin turned it into a 91-72 rout.Rubio traced the Wolves’ strong play to the second half of their loss Dec. 16 to the Knicks, when they nearly erased a huge deficit.“I would say the last six quarters before this game were where this team wants to be and today was more of the same,” he said. “We controlled the game from the beginning until the end.”Martin had 16 points and fellow reserve Zach LaVine scored 10.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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