Thursday August 2, 2018
Chelsea are ready to hijack Tottenham’s bid to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.
Manchester United’s “transfer fixer” Matt Judge has flown to Spain to begin negotiations with Barcelona for centre-back Yerry Mina.
West Ham could take their summer spending past £100m if they are able to complete a deal to sign Lille’s Brazil midfielder Thiago Maia.
The Hammers have been thwarted in their bid to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez after a £25m offer was rejected.
Wolves are interested in signing Stoke City midfielder Badou N’Diaye, who has also been linked with Everton or a possible move back to Galatasaray. Tottenham are plotting a £30m swoop for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook.
Barcelona technical secretary Eric Abidal has reportedly denied holding a meeting with Manchester United star Paul Pogba about a summer move. Chelsea are ready to take their battle for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain to the wire amid reports he is not keen on any part of his proposed AC Milan move being a loan.
Kelechi Iheanacho will start Leicester’s Premier League opener against Manchester United with Jamie Vardy not having enough time to get ready after his post-World Cup break.
Chelsea are in active negotiations with Marseille to sell France striker Olivier Giroud for around £20m.
Adrien Rabiot is set to snub Arsenal for a Barcelona move – if PSG can finalise a deal for N’Golo Kante.
Liverpool have been tipped to repeat their Naby Keita acquisition with Christian Pulisic – buy him now a year in advance of his arrival.
Sheyi Ojo set to leave Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp admits it ‘makes sense’ for the youngster to go on loan.
The FA will tell Gareth Southgate they cannot offer him Premier League wages when a new deal for the England manager is put on the table.
Anthony Martial is still facing a club fine despite his imminent return to Manchester United training.
The EFL is standing firm after Birmingham City’s latest attempt to lift their transfer embargo.
GOLF MOURNS FORMER LGA PRESIDENT TOM PORTEOUS
Tom Porteous, a well-kent face in Lothians golf and also around Scotland, passed away recently. He joined Longniddry the day before his 19th birthday in 1953 and was part of the team that won the inaugural East Lothian Winter League in 1966/67. Porteous also served his beloved local club with pride, becoming captain in 1964. He won a silver medal in the Dispatch Trophy when Scottish Special Housing Association were runners-up to the Department of Health in 1962. Porteous was then elected to the Lothians Golf Association Executive in 1968, serving until 1974 and again from 1980 to 1989, when he became president. He then became the Lothians representative on the Scottish Golf Union Executive from 1990 to 1997 and worked tirelessly to develop boys’ golf. Porteous also served as one of the SGU representatives on the committee of the East of Scotland Open from 1990 to 2007 and in that time only missed the 2003 event due to the fact that he was in Japan as manager of the Scotland Boys team. In 1984, he was elected as vice president of Longniddry and held this position until 2017 when he retired due to ill health. “Tom was a great family man and he gave outstanding service to golf,” said friend and clubmate Peter Lowe. A thanksgiving service is being held at Longniddry Parish Church on Monday, 13 August at 1pm.
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