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Roma sporting director Monchi urges club to provide cash to sign Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez Thursday, July 27, 2017 Transfer guru Monchi is urging Roma to splash the cash on Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez. The Italian club are in hot pursuit of the Algerian this summer as they try to replace Mohamed Salah, who has joined Liverpool. Roma have earmarked Mahrez as the man to fill the boots of the Egyptian, but they have been struggling to meet Leicester’s £35m asking price. Roma’s new sporting director, Monchi, has been charged with brokering a deal but so far he has proved unsuccessful. That,…

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Rafa Benitez urges Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to 'keep his word' and splash the cash

Benitez led Newcastle back into the Premier League after one year in the Championship Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has urged chairman Mike Ashley to ‘keep his word’ and bring in new players ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League. Benitez snubbed mega-money deals in China to remain at St James’ Park and now wants Ashley to maintain his side of the bargain. Three new players have arrived so far this summer, but Benitez wants more before the season curtain-raiser on August 11. Benitez told…

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Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges

Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU. The EU says there must be substantial progress on this – and on a financial settlement and the issue of the Irish border – before trade talks can begin….

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CBI urges single market until Brexit deal

The UK should stay in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal is in force, according to the CBI. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the business lobby group, said it was “impossible” that all the details of a new trade deal with the European Union would be in place by March 2019. That is when talks about the UK’s withdrawal are due to formally finish. To minimise disruption, UK businesses need a “bridge” instead of a “cliff edge” for the new deal, she said. Businesses are delaying…

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Demarai Gray urges club managers to give young English talent more opportunities

Demarai Gray believes England’s young guns must be given more of a chance with their club sides as he revealed his frustration at Leicester. The 20-year-old scored the opener in Thursday’s 3-0 win over Poland as the England Under-21s reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017.  It is the first time the Young Lions, who topped Group A in Poland, have reached the knockout stages of the competition since 2009. They have followed England Under-20s’ World Cup success earlier this month while the Under-17s reached the final of their European Championships…

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Trump urges Muslim leaders to lead fight against radicalisation

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia. “Drive them out of this earth,” he told regional leaders in Riyadh, as part of his first official trip abroad. Mr Trump blamed Iran, Saudi Arabia’s rival, for instability in the region. His speech is seen as an attempted reset with Muslims after his harsh campaign rhetoric stirred concerns in the Islamic world. Mr Trump had previously suggested he would be…

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Election: Theresa May urges voters to 'strengthen my hand'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Every single vote will count in the June general election, the prime minister has told party workers on a campaign visit to Wales. Theresa May visited Bridgend as an opinion poll suggested the Tories were set to make gains in Labour heartlands. The PM said she was “not complacent” adding polls had been wrong before, while Labour called the visit a stunt. Backing the Tories would “strengthen my hand” in Brexit negotiations and be a vote for a “stronger Wales”, she added. Mrs…

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