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Playmaker set to leave Real Madrid amid interest from Arsenal

Real Madrid are looking to part ways with Spanish midfielder Isco this summer. According to news outlet ABC, the 29-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu Stadium. Since Julen Lopetegui’s sacking, Isco has not been a mainstay in Madrid’s first team. Los Blancos are reportedly unwilling to pay over €13 million gross in wages to a substitute. The Spaniard is pushing for a move away from Madrid as he wants more game time. He was close to leaving the club in January before Martin Odegaard’s exit forced him to stay. Several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, are interested in a deal but are unwilling to splurge massive amounts of money on Isco’s wages. At the age of 29, Isco is eyeing a challenge at a new club to revive his career. He is way down the pecking order at Madrid, ...

Burnley and Southampton could compete to sign 22-year-old defender this summer – report

Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Japhet Tanganga prefers to stay in the Premier League next term with interest from Burnley and Southampton, Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas reports. The 22-year-old has been fancied to leave the north London giants on loan this summer, and he has already received a proposal from Turkish giants Galatasaray. Both Spurs and the player are undecided over the approach. Tanganga believes he could play a part next season with the recent departure of Toby Alderweireld. If he does leave this summer, he would prefer to stay in the English top-flight with Burnley and Southampton expressing an interest in loaning him. Sportslens view: Despite Alderweireld’s exit, Spurs have the position well covered with Joe Rodon, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez while they are actively pursuing ...

Report: England int’l midfielder in talks to leave EPL giants, Everton want him

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is in talks to join a Premier League club after being told he will be a fringe player next season, according to Football Insider. The England international has been linked with a move Everton, with Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano reporting last week that a move to Goodison Park is a possibility. Football Insider have claimed this morning that Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has given the green light for the 25-year-old to be sold to a Premier League rival, with the club likely to do a deal below their £30 million valuation. Sportslens View Everton appear to have been handed a massive boost by Tottenham as manager Rafa Benitez looks to bring in necessary additions this summer. The Toffees have signed a new goalkeeper and two attacking midfielder...

Chelsea need to pay close to €80m to sign one of their top targets – report

Sevilla are reluctant to sell Jules Kounde to Chelsea unless they pay a fee close to the €80m release clause, Goal reports. The Blues have agreed personal terms with Kounde, but they are now in negotiations with Sevilla over his potential transfer. The Premier League giants recently made a €35m offer for the central defender with Zouma acting as a makeweight. The offer has been snubbed by Sevilla, who are reluctant to lose the Frenchman unless they receive a sum close to the buy-out clause. The La Liga club bought Kounde from Bordeaux for €25m in 2019. The French outfit are owed 20 percent of the future sell-on fee. After the recent sale of Bryan Gil, Sevilla don’t face any financial pressure. They are firm on their valuation and prefer a straight cash deal. Sportslens view:...

K11 MUSEA Taps 8FIVE2 and SOLEADDICTT for “STREET/PARK” Skate Celebration

As interested in skateboarding has reached a new high thanks to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Hong Kong’s K11 MUSEA has introduced its celebration of skate, “STREET/PARK.” In partnership with HK’s first skate shop 8FIVE2 and sneaker collector SOLEADDICTT, the largest indoor harbourview skatepark investigates multiple facets of skate culture. Self-professed sneakerhead and expert collector SOLEADDICTT, Jeff Cheung, has offered his archive of arguably the world’s largest collection of Nike SB Dunks to illustrate Nike‘s evolution from basketball to skateboarding. Valued at over $2.5 million USD worth of Nike Dunks, the lineup highlights close to 20 years of Nike SB. A selection of exclusive SOLEADDICTT exclusive releases inspired by the legacy of the Nike Dunk will also be available online and on ...

Japan’s Perception of Skateboarding Could Change Thanks to Olympic Wins

For the longest time, Japan has frowned upon skateboarding in public spaces, deeming it to be disrespectful and inappropriate due to its noise levels and disruption and damage to public property. However, since the Tokyo Olympics Japanese skaters have made waves with historic wins in Olympic Street Skateboarding, which saw 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya and 22-year-old Yuto Horigome take home gold wins at women’s and men’s finals respectively. Japanese pro skater Ryo Seijiri hopes that this will change the culture’s perception, “I’m sure skateboarding has a had a bad image up until now, because we do it out in public and people think of it as an inconvenience, but I think that will change now. This moment was the moment they changed their minds.” Other Japanese athletes such as 16-year-old Fun...

‘We need Adidas back’, ‘Disappointed’ – Some Chelsea fans react to their 21/22 Away kit

Chelsea have unveiled their Nike away kit for the 2021/22 season earlier today. Chelsea yellow is back! Introducing our 21/22 @nikefootball away kit, with pinstripe hoops nodding to the past, brought into the present by a striking black colourway! 🟡⚫#ItsAChelseaThing pic.twitter.com/CiAZZeBTYZ — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 29, 2021 The away shirt features a yellow colourway paired with black to give it a new and vibrant look. Yellow kits have been a part of Chelsea’s history and Nike have reintroduced them for the upcoming season. The yellow colourway is a throwback to the past kits but the pairing with black is a representation of Chelsea’s new era full of youthful energy. Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount believes that the young players at the club are raring to create speci...

Big blow for Wolves as report claims £29m ace could be Aston Villa bound

Wolves could be set to miss out on Leon Bailey to Aston Villa according to a report from BILD. The Villans have already shown some real ambition in the transfer market this summer. Wolves seem to be keen to keep up with their Midlands rivals. Unfortunately for the Black Country outfit, however, it seems as though they could be set to play second fiddle to Villa in the race for Leon Bailey’s signature. Wolves and Aston Villa target Leon Bailey in action for Bayer 04 Leverkusen last season Aston Villa to beat Wolves to Bailey signing? BILD reckon that the Villans are stretching ahead in the race for the 23-year-old Leverkusen winger. That is obviously a real blow for Bruno Lage. He really could have done with someone with Bailey’s talents at Molineux, especially considering Wolves’ woeful re...

Report: 21y/o visited Thorp Arch after Leeds agreed terms with club, but he’s not joining

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has opted to join Crystal Palace ahead of Leeds United on loan for the season, according to TEAMtalk. The Blues have sanctioned another temporary exit after the 21-year-old impressed with West Bromwich Albion last term. TEAMtalk claim Leeds had agreed terms with Chelsea to take Gallagher on loan for the season, with the midfielder already visiting their training ground in West Yorkshire. However, he would now remain in London for the new season, with the Eagles expected to wrap up a deal soon. Sportslens View Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is badly in need of reinforcements in the middle of the park for next season and would have been gutted to have missed out on the England youth international. The Elland Road outfit lost seven out of the nine Premier League ...

NFL: Xavien Howard requests trade from Miami Dolphins

According to nfl.com, the Pro-Bowl cornerback is dissatisfied with the Dolphins after failing to negotiate a new deal. The latest development came on Tuesday 27th of July when Howard released a statement on social media stating he has requested to be traded from Miami. Despite Howard’s determination to leave the AFC East team, he reported at training camp on Tuesday. Dolphin fans shouldn’t get too excited though, his return is so he doesn’t acquire any more fines for missing pre-season camps. Howard skipped the Dolphins three-day minicamp in June, which landed him in $93,000 in fines. Which also kicked off the rumours of his irritation. It’s unsure if the relationship can be fixed, but Dolphins coach Brian Flores believes it can be. “”I think we just continue to have discussions with him, ...

A Documentary About the NBA’s “Malice At The Palace” is Coming to Netflix

When it comes to altercations in the NBA, there’s none that come close to the “Malice at the Palace”. On November 19, 2004, the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons matched up in a regular season game, and with under a minute left to go participated in the most notorious brawl that ever took place on the NBA stage. A hard foul by Ron Artest on a driving-to-the-rim Ben Wallace sparked the series of unfortunate events. From there, tussles broke out between various players on both squads including Rasheed Wallace and Stephen Jackson, but things started to get extremely ugly the moment that Artest made his way into the seating sections and proceeded to beat down a fan who had thrown a beer cup on him. Multiple brawls between players and fans then started to take place, the arena was serenaded wi...

Youngest Antetokounmpo Brother Spotted at Pre-Draft Training Workout With Indiana Pacers

The youngest of the Antetokounmpo squad seems like he might be joining his three older brothers in the NBA league very soon. After the 2021 NBA Finals, Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas, have become NBA champions, leaving just their youngest brother Alex, to accomplish this feat. The youngest of the group is a 19-year-old professional basketball player who previously played for UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB. However, it appears that Alex is also chasing his dreams of becoming an NBA player, as rumors sparked when he was seen at a pre-draft workout with the Indiana Pacers. Throughout high school, Alex had impressive stats as a first-team all-state selection in his final two years. Throughout the 2019-20 season, he averaged 20 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 blocks a game. Many co...