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Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte no longer Paris Saint-German's top target to replace manager Unai Emery

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Thursday, December 7, 2017 Massimiliano Allegri has replaced Chelsea manager Antonio Conte at the top of Paris Saint-Germain’s wish list to replace Unai Emery. The Ligue 1 heavyweights are reportedly preparing to sack Emery unless he can win this season’s Champions League and they are already assessing potential successors. Chelsea’s Conte has emerged as one of PSG’s preferred options, especially with the Italian’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge under question this term. Chelsea are nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City and some reports this season…

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Transfer report: Sampdoria put £44m price tag on Everton target Lucas Torreira

Sampdoria defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira is wanted by Everton Friday, December 1, 2017 Sampdoria have slapped a £44million price tag on Everton target Lucas Torreira. The Uruguayan defensive midfielder has been one of the stand-out performers in Serie A so far this season, punctuating 13 appearances with three goals. His form is set to be rewarded with a first call up to the senior national squad with a number of club scouts keeping a close eye on his progress. Everton are one of the sides to be linked with the…

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Clean air target 'could be met more quickly'

Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says. Researchers say government projections of future NO2 are too pessimistic, because they ignore the latest real world data. They say cities may achieve roadside emissions standards several years earlier than ministers expect. The research is published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The authors at the University of York warn that despite the adjustment, the government is still lagging badly on NO2 targets. And they say the air in…

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Teammate describes Chelsea and Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga as Athletic Bilbao 'until death'

The two London clubs are said to be in the running to land the 23-year-old Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Chelsea and Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga has been described as Athletic Bilbao ‘until death’ by a team-mate. The two London clubs are said to be in the running to land the precocious goalkeeper, who is out of contract in the summer. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are very keen on landing the 23-year-old but a new deal at Athletic Bilbao is also on the table. Fellow Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin, who trains alongside him…

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Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS'

Chancellor Philip Hammond plans to use “headroom” in the public finances to target spending on housing and health, a close friend has told the BBC. Stephen Hammond – a former transport minister – said the chancellor wants to use next Wednesday’s Budget to “attack problems” that contributed to the Tories’ poor election performance. The chancellor said in March he had “headroom” – available cash – of £26bn. Labour says he needs to tackle what it calls the squeeze in living standards. The chancellor will lay out the government’s financial plans…

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Obama health mandate now target of GOP in big tax bill

The Obama health care law’s requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for deep cuts in their tax legislation. Senate Republicans showed Tuesday they’re intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate, and the idea was endorsed by scores of GOP lawmakers in the House. Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, confirmed late Tuesday he was revising the bill to include repeal of the insurance mandate “to help…

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Barcelona ‘agree deal’ for Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann – reports

The French international has been strongly linked with a move to the Red Devils Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Barcelona have agreed a deal in principle to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, according to reports in Spain. The French international has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United but it appears the Red Devils have fallen behind in the race for his signature. Despite intense summer speculation, Griezmann opted to stay in the Spanish capital in favour of a move to the Premier League after Atletico’s transfer ban…

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