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Transfer Gossip: Man United and Tottenham on alert as star gets set to quit Madrid, plus Juventus plotting move for Arsenal ace

Check out all of today’s transfer gossip Monday, December 11, 2017 Here are the latest transfer rumours from Monday’s papers and beyond… Gareth Bale has agreed terms with Real Madrid to leave the club next summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham keen to sign the 28-year-old attacker. (Diario Gol – in Spanish) Manchester United defender Luke Shaw wants a £5m pay-off to leave the club in January. Newcastle were interested in the 22-year-old but did not want to pay the £20m fee United were asking for. (The Sun) United have…

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Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row

Plans to introduce a “frowning pile of poo” emoji have been flushed from the latest proposals by the group in charge of creating the symbols. The symbol was floated as one of many to be introduced in 2018, but it angered typographers who said it was “embarrassing” to the group. The Unicode Consortium pushes out a central list of emoji so that they show up properly on different devices. It said changes to the “pile of poo” emoji had not been totally dumped. While the Unicode Consortium curates the standard…

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‘Lee Brice’: Lee Brice gets more sentimental than ever

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Lee Brice Lee Brice Curb I’ve always loved how country singer Lee Brice’s sweet, sentimental songs serve as a contrast to his gruff, masculine voice. Sure, over the years, Brice has had his share of testosterone-filled numbers about drinking beers, driving trucks and admiring scantily-clad women. But some of his best works like I Don’t […] Music –

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Lindsey Stirling: The 'dubstep violinist' gets festive

How early is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music? Maybe you already are. Maybe, like us, you start hammering Christina Aguilera’s classic 2000 album My Kind Of Christmas around July. No? Oh. Just us. “I usually wait until mid-November,” says the much more sensible Lindsey Stirling, who’s just released her first Christmas album. “Maybe early November, but that’s as early as I’ll go.” The violinist is among a string (here all week etc.) of artists releasing Christmas albums this year – including Gwen Stefani, 98 Degrees, Hanson and…

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