Fernandes close to new Sporting deal – but club are still considering selling him

first_imgSPORTING LISBON are reportedly set to offer Bruno Fernandes a new deal – despite still being open to selling him in the January transfer window.The 25-year-old was chased by the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid in the summer, though a move away from Portugal failed to materialise.1 Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes could be handed a new deal by Sporting LisbonCredit: Getty – ContributorAccording to A Bola, Sporting are set to meet with the attacking midfielder over the weekend to discuss a new contract.They claim that the Primeira Liga side are ready to offer him up to £1.8million-a-year – still short of the £3.1m Spurs were willing to pay him.The report goes on to state that Sporting are still considering selling the player once the market reopens in the New Year.But any club wishing to sign him must fork out £63million.The Manchester Evening News claims that the Red Devils will be allowed to sign a midfielder in January, with funds to be made available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Though Spurs remain the most likely to nab him after agreeing a deal to bring him to England last month, only for Sporting to block the move.Speaking of his failed transfer, Fernandes told GQ Portugal: “As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be.LATEST MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in training”I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials.”It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done.”But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.”Man Utd transfer target Bruno Fernandes’ outrageous skill to leave opponent for dead in Sporting’s 1-1 draw against Martimolast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats Truman State, 90-50, in Final Exhibition

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Photo Gallery Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Drake opens the 2017-18 regular season against Milwaukee on Nov. 10 at the Knapp Center in the first round of the preseason WNIT. Tipoff against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball defeated Truman State, 90-50, on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,059 fans at the Knapp Center. Drake raced to a 23-0 lead and never looked back as the Bulldogs led by as many as 44 points in the team’s final exhibition contest. Truman State didn’t score its first points until 2:16 remained in the first quarter.center_img As a team, Drake shot 54.4 percent from the floor (31-of-57). The Drake Bulldogs dominated the paint with a 42-16 advantage, forced 20 turnovers that led to 42 points and their bench had 40 points. Milwaukee 11/10/2017 – 7 PM Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the Drake Bulldogs with 15 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) each scored 14 points. Bachrodt added five steals, four rebounds, two assists and made 6-of-6 from the free throw line while Dean pulled down six rebounds and handed out five assists. Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) had nine points as all 11 Drake Bulldogs scored at least one point. Story Links  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more