PREMIER League ace Saido Berahino is being probed over claims his charitable foundation failed to hand over promised donations.The Charity Commission watchdog is investigating after WaterAid said it had not received any money after almost two years.The £70k-a-week Stoke City star denied he had promised the charity any money from the event and said the fund has since invested in projects in Africa.He launched his Saido Berahino Foundation (SBF) with a glitzy gala dinner at London's Park Lane Hilton in May 2015.Berahino, then playing for West Brom, posed for photos in front of boards with the SBF logo and the words "In Support of WaterAid".The star-studded event was attended by a string of Albion first team footballers and club legend Cyrille Regis as well as Irish model Vogue Williams and Burundi runner Diane Nukuri.Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe acted as auctioneer, with one bidder paying £1,000 for a personal coaching session with Berahino.The … [Read more...] about Stoke City star Saido Berahino’s charity fund investigated by watchdog after WaterAid says it received no donations
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ARSENAL plan to flog Theo Walcott back to Southampton for around £15million after his Gunners career hit the skids, according to reports.Despite collecting £110,000-a-week the England winger is yet to start a Premier League game this season and the Express report he’s headed for a South Coast return.The 28-year-old has just 27 minutes of top-flight football under his belt this season but has started the unfashionable Europa League and League Cup games.Arsene Wenger has Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud fighting for the central-striker role that Walcott has always wanted and it’s a losing battle for the former Saint.Walcott has 18 months left on his current Arsenal contract so Southampton will not have to break the bank to lure him back.But interest from Premier League rivals West Ham and Everton – as well as Serie A side Inter Milan – could drive his price up.Walcott left Southampton for north London in 2006 but has … [Read more...] about Arsenal WILL sell Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott in January with England star set to rejoin Southampton
FC Sion owner and president Christian Constantin attacked former Switzerland manager and TV pundit Rolf Fringer after a 2-1 win on Thursday.Constantin’s Super League side had just won at Lugano, to go fifth in the table, and Constantin celebrated by exacting revenge on the out-of-work coach.While the former Switzerland boss was delivering his post-match summary, he was ambushed, kicked, and seemed to be jabbed in his face.Fringer claimed after the assault that Constantin’s son pounced on him first - away from the cameras - and his fuming father followed it up with a second barrage.The TV star had struck the first verbal blows in the previous week, laying into the boss, saying: “He is a narcissist, he has zero empathy towards the world, he has no respect for others.”After Constantin turned the row physical, he explained why he got violent.He said: “Rolf Fringer has mistreated me this week, so I went and settled this."I grabbed him and I've kicked him in the … [Read more...] about Owner of Swiss Super League side FC Sion Christian Constantin attacks TV pundit and former Switzerland manager Rolf Fringer
TWO married cleaners have branded millionaire Manchester United star Phil Jones a skinflint — after he sacked them over a £300 bill.Angela and Nigel Stubbs, both 51, say they asked for the cash to cover petrol costs.They had spent a fortnight moving Jones and fiancée Kaya Hall’s belongings from their old home to a £5million mansion.The couple, who worked for the £80,000-a-week Premier League defender for six years, claim they now face life on the dole after being sacked with only six hours’ notice.Nigel said: “Phil has behaved like a skinflint towards us.“For someone worth several millions of pounds I can’t believe he’s kicked off over just £300.“This is all because they took issue when we asked for help with a petrol bill, which we only spent because we were helping them move house.”Angela said she and her husband were once “like a mum and dad” to Jones and Kaya.She added: “We used to sit … [Read more...] about Two cleaners blast £20million Manchester United ace Phil Jones as ‘skinflint’ after he sacks them right before Christmas in row over £300 bill
ANTONIO CONTE has won the first boardroom battle at Stamford Bridge – it seems – by getting the club to agree to some summer signings.Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich isn’t exactly short of a few quid but Champions League qualification will mean a windfall that justifies some serious spending to the Financial Fair Play police.How do you replace Diego Costa or John Terry? Romelu Lukaku looks a good place to start and returning loan defenders Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen will help. Here’s how SunSport sees it: Keep up to date with all the latest news, gossip, rumours and done deals in SunSport's live transfer blog WHO THEY NEED: Romelu Lukaku (Everton, £80m), Alex Sandro (Juventus, £70m), Willy Caballero (Man City, free), Andreas Christensen (back from loan at Borussia Monchengladbach).WHO THEY WANT RID OF: Diego Costa (£50m), Michy Batshuayi (£30m or on loan), Nemanja Matic (£25m), Izzy Brown (£8m), Kurt Zouma … [Read more...] about Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Conte must add to Premier League winners with Romelu Lukaku to replace Diego Costa
WITH The Premier League new boys now safely slotted alphabetically into the league table, the serious summer transfer business can begin with almost everyone in need of changesSome seriously big names are unhappy at their clubs while super-agents around the globe want a slice of the Premier League pie.Champions League teams will be held over a barrel while the smaller sides search for bargains. It's going to be a wild summer. Hold on to your wallets and have a look at our run-down. Keep up to date with all the latest news, gossip, rumours and done deals in SunSport's live transfer blog ARSENALWHO THEY NEED: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, £55m), Thomas Lemar (Monaco, £25m), Pablo Fornals (Malaga, £20m).WHO THEY WANT RID OF: Lucas Perez (£13m), Kieran Gibbs (£15m), Carl Jenkinson (£5m), David Ospina (£5m), Joel Campbell (£4m), Mathieu Debuchy (£4m).SUMMARY: The Gunners have already signed Bosnian full-back Sead Kolasinac as a free … [Read more...] about Premier League transfer round-up: Who do Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Spurs and the rest of the sides want?
LIVERPOOL are closing in on a deal for Roma winger Mohamed Salah.But Jurgen Klopp wants to keep the big-money arrivals rolling in after qualifying for the Champions League.Liverpool are yet to win a Premier League title and fans are desperate to see their heroes mount a real title challenge.The Reds showed glimpses of their potential last season but fell short as injuries took their toll in key areas.Here, SunSport reveals just who Liverpool are targeting and who will fall by the wayside this summer...WHO THEY NEED: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton, £40m), Naby Keita (Red Bull Leipzig, £30m).WHO THEY WANT RID OF: Lazar Markovic (£20m), Mamadou Sakho (£30m), Ryan Kent (£6m).SUMMARY: With Mohamed Salah (below) due to seal his £39m move today, Liverpool will turn their attention to Leipzig midfielder Keita. Plus, they will revive interest in Van Dijk, with an approach through the proper channels this time. … [Read more...] about Liverpool transfer news: Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita wanted to follow Mohamed Salah
YET again Newcastle United have been brought up in an Andros Townsend interview. Months on from Townsend's exit from Newcastle United and the club is still brought up in his interviews with the press.Words thrown around like "loves the club" and "tough decision to make". I'll let you make your mind up on whether those words are genuine or just a nice gesture to his ex club's fanbase.Let's rewind to the time we signed the England international. At the time, Andros was playing reserve football for Spurs and hadn't seen the first team in months.We paid a huge fee and put a lot of faith in the 24 year old and many pundits laughed at paying a double figure sum for a Tottenham reserve player.From day one, the winger received some of the best support that we could give to a player for his effort and direct style of play. He brought some much needed pace into the side and wasn't afraid to shoot.When Townsend signed he made sure he had a relegation release clause in his contract due to the club … [Read more...] about Newcastle United news: Andros Townsend says he ‘loves’ the club and had to leave to keep his England place… but what do the Magpies fans think?
TWO married cleaners have branded millionaire Manchester United star Phil Jones a skinflint — after he sacked them over a€350 bill.Angela and Nigel Stubbs, both 51, say they asked for the cash to cover petrol costs.They had spent a fortnight moving Jones and fiancée Kaya Hall’s belongings from their old home to a €6million mansion.The couple, who worked for the €94,000-a-week Premier League defender for six years, claim they now face life on the dole after being sacked with only six hours’ notice.Nigel said: “Phil has behaved like a skinflint towards us.“For someone worth several millions of pounds I can’t believe he’s kicked off over just €350.“This is all because they took issue when we asked for help with a petrol bill, which we only spent because we were helping them move house.”Angela said she and her husband were once “like a mum and dad” to Jones and Kaya.She added: “We used to … [Read more...] about Two cleaners blast €23m Man Utd ace Phil Jones as ‘skinflint’ after he sacks them right before Christmas in row over €350 bill
The new distribution of TV rights for German soccer will also see public broadcaster ARD retain its immensely popular highlights show "Sportschau" at its prime time slot of 6:30 p.m. The consortium, headed by Germany's biggest cable provider Kabel Deutschland and the Unity Media company, will host live games from the 2006/07 season after the DFL met with representatives of the Bundesliga's 32 clubs in Frankfurt on Wednesday. The new three-year contract is valid from the start of next season and is worth 420 million euros ($495 million). The old agreement with Premiere as the main pay-TV partner was worth 300 million euros. The contract includes the introduction of a live Friday night Bundesliga game. Cable consortium dwarfs Premiere offer to secure rights Reports that the German soccer league could expect to reap more than 400 million euros for the rights were proved to be correct as the cable consortium proved too powerful in the bidding stakes for the likes of Premiere and … [Read more...] about Premiere Loses Live German Soccer Rights to Cable Group