Lucas Torreira’s agent provides update on Arsenal star’s future

first_imgLucas Torreira’s agent provides update on Arsenal star’s future Comment Lucas Torreira remains a target for AC Milan and is said to be keen o a return to Italy (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira would ‘love’ to return to Italy amid fresh speculation surrounding the Arsenal midfielder’s future.The Uruguay international enjoyed an impressive first season in English football following his arrival from Sampdoria after the 2018 World Cup, establishing his place in front of the back four, adding a combative and tenacious edge to Unai Emery’s side.Torreira, however, fell out of favour with the Spaniard towards the end of his turbulent reign and was redeployed in an unfamilar attacking role during the early part of the current season.The 24-year-old has reemerged as a key component of Mikel Arteta’s new-look side but he still harbours an ambition to return to Italy, according to his agent Pablo Bentancur.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I will have to talk to Arsenal,’ he told TuttoMercatoWeb. ‘The player would love to return to Italy, but it must be acknowledged that Arsenal treated him very well and he’s behaved great.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 May 2020 2:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link488Shares Lucas Torreira suffered an ankle injury during Arsenal’s recent FA Cup win over Portsmouth (Picture: Getty)Torreira was on the brink of signing for Napoli before Arsenal submitted a more lucrative financial offer, but the player has regularly spoken about the difficulties of settling in England. ‘I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy,’ he said last summer. I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country.‘The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my teammates and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.’Torreira is due back in training next week ahead of a potential Premier League resumption on June 12 at the earliest. He suffered an injury during March’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Portsmouth but is closing in on making a return. ‘Lucas had been in a bit of a bad mood over some technical differences, then he recovered,’ added Bentacur. ‘And then this injury happened, fortunately less serious than expected.’MORE: Shkodran Mustafi reveals how Mesut Ozil has reacted to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal regimeMORE: ‘Don’t be scared of having a big ego’ – Arsenal legend Thierry Henry sends advice to James MaddisonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Developer ditches cookie-cutter design at West End community

first_img Sydney developer’s plan for West End Twin towers set for orchestral site Described by its designers, landscape architects RPS, as an “urban forest” with mature trees and grassed areas, the 3300sq m space, which includes, The Common, Wilson Lane and Factory Lane match the size and scale of Post Office Square. West Village sales, marketing and property management director Megan Barron said settlement was on October 24 for residents the first stage — the Park and Lexington buildings — two of nine buildings. Fleur Hartigan had free rein to transform the display apartment and public spaces. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels768p768pHD600p600p384p384p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSekisui House's West Village Development01:06Sekisui House welcomed the first residents to its $1 billion West End development West Village this week. Instead of taking a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to design, Sekisui House appointed Fleur Hartigan Design to transform the display suite. “Subsequent stages are scheduled to be completed by 2023, ultimately, there will be nine residential buildings of various sizes on the 2.6ha site and a total of about 1200 apartments,” Ms Baron said.Instead of taking a “one-size-fits-all’’ approach to design at West Village, Sekisui House appointed Fleur Hartigan Design to transform a display apartment into a home. A bird’s eye view Sekisui House’s West Village.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoSince it was founded in 1960, Sekisui House has constructed more than 2.38 million homes across the world.Ms Barron said Ms Hartigan came to the attention of West Village through “industry reputation”.“We had heard about Fleur through some of our contacts and, when we saw the fabulous California bungalow home she and her husband recently redeveloped at Graceville, we knew she was the right person to create the experience we want for our residents and visitors,” Ms Barron said. RELATED:center_img “West Village is Fleur’s largest project to date and her brief is to use her style expertise to breathe life into the common areas of Park and Lexington, including hallways and entrance lobbies, a rooftop deck and around the poolside.” Aspire to high design with free art exhibition “Her first West Village creation is the new two-bedroom display home in Park — one of the two residential buildings due for occupancy later in 2018,” Ms Barron said.“She will work with renowned Australian artist David Bromley and his wife Yuge who are providing the design overlay on the public spaces in Park and Lexington. “Fleur is styling the West Village display apartments, as well as providing styling services to residents — nine have so far signed up for Fleur’s advice.”Ms Hartigan said her motivation came in part from the frustration of seeing bland, cookie-cutter public places that detract from new builds.“In my experience, display apartments are often not ‘real’,” she said.“West Village asked me to create a home, not a two-bedroom display suite, and to show what real living is like in an inner urban environment.” MORE: The walkway through to Sekisui Houses’ West Village development, including The Common, Weilson Lane and Factory Lane. The developer also officially opened the Post Office Square-sized park, The Common on October 18. The one bedroom display unit at Sekisui House’s West Village development. Ms Hartigan said once complete, West Village residents would enjoy a creative environment — one with green spaces, unique handmade products decorating rooms and, of course, some of Bromley’s distinctive artworks.“I will be creating spaces that are emotive and tactile, places to live and entertain,” she said.“When someone walks into the two-bedroom suite I recently styled, I want them to feel like they are home.“And the public areas will feel like an extension of their private living space — these will be wonderful green spaces for congregation and conversation.” They gave Ms Hartigan free rein to transform the display suite and public spaces at the first two buildings.last_img read more

Former weightlifting champion’s luxury Gold Coast holiday home up for grabs

first_img MORE NEWS: Is this Australia’s cheapest mansion Marketing agent Eddie Wardale, of Kollosche, said it was a rare offering.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The home was built in the late 1990s,” he said.“It’s one of the iconic homes on Hedges Ave being that it has always been the yellow house on the corner.“(Mr Lukin) maintained the property and enjoyed using it as a holiday home.“The outlook to the beach is one of the best on Hedges.”Surrounded by tropical gardens with enviable views of the ocean, the house is the perfect escape.An open floorplan on the ground level offers a seamless flow from the dining room and kitchen through to a living area with a sandstone clad fireplace out onto an alfresco deck. It offers plenty of spots to kick back and relax. The property at 99 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, is the ultimate beach house.HEDGES Ave is home to some of the Gold Coast’s most impressive houses, but one in particular stands out from the crowd.The three-storey beachfront residence at No. 99 is known locally as the yellow house on the corner.For former weightlifting champion and South Australian tuna fisherman Dean Lukin, it has been a holiday home for almost six years.The 1984 Olympic super heavyweight gold medallist, who was out of the country and uncontactable, recently listed the three-storey Hamptons-style property with a $6.495 million price tag. It has an open floorplan with a large kitchen at its heart. Imagine waking up to ocean views every day.center_img Check out that view. MORE NEWS: Half price sale on mansion Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenLuxury on millionaire’s row01:06 It’s well known in the community as “the yellow house on the corner”.A built-in barbecue and jacuzzi on the deck are ideal for entertaining.The main bedroom takes centre stage upstairs with a large ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and balcony overlooking the beach.There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, both of which have an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.A lift services all three levels, including the basement garage that can fit up to four cars.Mr Wardale said the house’s homely feel was particularly attractive among prospective buyers.“We’ve had a lot of interest in this first week,” he said.He didn’t expect the property to last long on the market.last_img read more

Hill-Rom Files Lawsuit Over Product Patent

first_imgHill-Rom is suing a company for alleged patent infringements.Hill-Rom is suing General Electric Co., for alleged patent infringements related to a system that monitors hand washing by healthcare workers.The Batesville-based hospital furniture company filed the federal lawsuit claiming GE’s product violates three of its patents.According to the suit, GE is actively marketing the product that was developed by Hill-Rom 15 years ago. The product is designed to monitor employees in potentially contaminated areas and verify they wash their hands.Two inventors of the Hill-Rom product reside in the region, Dennis Gallant of Harrison, Ohio, and Timothy Wildman of Metamora.Hill-Rom is seeking a jury trial, a block on the use of patents, and financial compensation.The 12-page suit states, “Hill-Rom has suffered and continues to suffer substantial injury, including irreparable harm and damages including loss of sales and profits that Hill-Rom would have made but for the infringement.”last_img read more

UPDATED: Coroner called to ATV accident North of Holton

first_imgUPDATE –An ATV accident claimed the life of a Holton man early Tuesday afternoon.According to Conservation Officers, Christopher M. Krause, 24, was operating an ATV on a muddy path in a field near the 400 block of North County Road 850 West in Holton around 2:00 PM.Officers believe Krause swerved to avoid a mud puddle in the path and struck an old abandoned pickup truck, and was ejected from the ATV which rolled on top of him.Krause was not wearing a helmet or any other protective gear at the time of the accident.He was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Ripley County Coroners Office.The accident is still under investigation, but it is believed that alcohol may have been a contributing factor.Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to wear helmets and necessary safety equipment, as well as understand all laws while operating an Off-Road Vehicle both on and off the roadway.–ORIGINAL STORY–HOLTON, Ind. — The Ripley County Coroner has been called to the scene of an ATV accident just outside of Holton.Crews were dispatched sometime after 2:00 PM.The accident is currently under investigation and more details will become available at a later time.last_img read more

Jaaskelainen eyes turning point

first_img “Spurs was a great win at a great time because we were drifting towards that bottom three and we didn’t want to stay there for long,” Jaaskelainen said on the club’s official website, www.whufc.com. “We need to keep going, but if you look at the Man City game, if we can get anything out of that then it could be a turning point for us and make it a decent start because at the moment it is an iffy start.” The Finnish shot-stopper added: “Playing-wise we have done very well, but we have just been missing a little bit of luck and maybe one or two decisions have gone against us.” Jaaskelainen, though, accepts the Irons will need all of their resilience to get the better of Manuel Pellegrini’s expensively-assembled squad. “If City turn up and play their best it is going to be extremely difficult for us to do anything, but we will see,” he said. “Last season our home form was fantastic, but this season we have had two defeats already so we want to make sure that if we can’t win the game, we don’t lose it, that is our main aim. “I wouldn’t take a draw now, but if things don’t go our way and City plays a good game, it is going to be hard to beat them, but we have to make sure that we are hard to beat as well.” Forward Carlton Cole could come straight into contention after rejoining the club on a three-month deal, having left in the summer. The Irons had slipped down towards the bottom three following some inconsistent form, which included a home loss to Stoke and defeat at Hull, before pulling off an unexpected 3-0 win at high-flying Tottenham before the international break. It does not get any easier for Sam Alladryce’s men with the visit of big-spending City, but Jaaskelainen feels Saturday’s late kick-off could prove to be the launching pad for a climb back up the table. “I am available for selection,” Cole told West Ham TV. “I will train all week with the team and then it’s just up to the manager to see what he wants to do. Hopefully I will make the bench and take it from there. “Obviously I take pride in playing up there alone and helping the team to try and get results. “That’s what I’m going to try and do. “It’s no secret how I play. I’m obviously very physical and try to be a presence up front and impose myself on defenders, create space and nick a few goals as well. “I hope I can do that up until Christmas and see where that gets me.” England Under-21 midfielder Ravel Morrison grabbed the headlines at Portman Road on Tuesday night, where he scored and set up another in the 5-0 thrashing of Lithuania. And the 20-year-old Manchester United academy graduate cannot wait to tackle City this weekend. “I’m very excited because obviously I used to play for Manchester United but I never played against their first team so I’m really looking forward to it,” he said on the club’s media channel. “Of course we can cause a shock. We’re a great team and we should have had a lot of goals this season, but for some reason we haven’t. “Against Tottenham we managed to get the goals which have been missing which was pleasing. The defence has been solid so if we carry on doing what we’re doing we can cause an upset.” Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen hopes West Ham can continue to recover from their “iffy start” with a positive result against Manchester City when Barclays Premier League action resumes on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Van Gaal admits interest in Ronaldo

first_img Press Association And executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward spoke positively about United’s finances recently despite the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League last year. The signings of Radamel Falcao, Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind have increased competition within the United squad. The new arrivals have also enabled Van Gaal to change his formation. United started the season with a 3-4-1-2 system, but Van Gaal played 4-4-2 during the 4-0 win over QPR and his long-term aim is to get the team playing 4-3-3. Van Gaal has an envious problem in trying to fit the likes of Falcao, Di Maria, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata into his starting XI. Only Rooney seems to be safe from being dropped. “Only the captain has more privileges,” Van Gaal said. “No other player has privileges. “There are always players we put in the line-up in a team – my captain shall always play.” Van Persie, who is yet to score this season, could be the most vulnerable player in the squad because of Falcao’s arrival. Van Gaal denies having both players in his squad causes problems though. “I don’t think that Falcao interfered with Van Persie or Van Persie interfered with Falcao,” the former Holland coach said. “I think Falcao is a very good striker. I also said when he was coming in his first press conference that I like Van Persie also. “Then we have Rooney and Januzaj and we have (James) Wilson. We have five players for the two striker positions and I have to choose.” Van Gaal looks set to stick with four at the back for Sunday’s game at Leicester, where he hopes to register his second win as United boss. Chris Smalling is available for the trip to the Premier League newcomers after he recovered from a groin strain. Van Gaal also confirmed Michael Carrick was a long way off returning from the ankle injury he suffered in pre-season. “This was his first week (training) on grass,” the United manager said. “It went very well, but he needs many more weeks to come back. “Then he needs lots of training sessions, then (he needs to get used to) the rhythm of the game. “It’s not so easy to come back from the injury he has had.” Speculation that Ronaldo is interested in a return to United increased this week when former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claimed the Portuguese super star was “fed up” at the club’s decision to sell a number of players, including Angel di Maria, who is now playing under Van Gaal at Old Trafford. The United manager did little to quash those rumours at his pre-match press conference on Friday. Louis van Gaal would be interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, but the Manchester United manager does not think Real Madrid are willing to sell him. When asked whether he could bring Ronaldo back to United, where he enjoyed six successful years, Van Gaal said: “Yes, but it’s always a discussion in the papers, and I don’t think the media shall buy Ronaldo.” When pushed on the matter again, the United manager said: “It is possible. “That’s what I have said with Falcao. Players like Ronaldo give a lot of extra to a team, but I don’t think Real Madrid shall sell him.” Ronaldo won eight major trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson before moving to the Bernabeu five years ago in a then world-record £80million transfer. The current world player of the year, now 29, hinted last month he would be interested in moving back to his former club. ”I love Manchester and you never know in football. Of course I’m happy at Real Madrid; it’s my home, it’s my club, but United treated me unbelievably, so you never know,” Ronaldo told MUTV before United played Real Madrid during their tour of the United States of America. ”I am still in contact with some people there because I had a good relationship with everybody – it was like my second family.” Senior figures at United have maintained they are willing to back Van Gaal in the transfer market even though he has spent over £150million on six new acquisitions this summer. last_img read more

Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea have to wake up

first_img It was no more than the Toffees deserved having seemed the hungrier, better organised and more creative side throughout. And the outstanding performance of centre-back John Stones, the subject of four failed bids from Chelsea during the summer transfer window, will only have increased the visitors’ frustration. Everton can reflect with satisfaction on another positive afternoon and Naismith, who has not yet started in the Premier League this season, certainly savoured the closing minutes. The Scotland international said: “It is the hardest part of the game to do, get goals, but when you get two and there is so much time left you definitely think you have got chances to get the third. “The third one is the one that gives you relief that you have got your hat-trick, but overall the game was pretty tight at that moment. “To get that you know you have won the game, you can enjoy the last few moments.” Naismith now hopes his performance can lead to greater involvement in Roberto Martinez’s side. The 28-year-old said: “It has been a tough start to the season for me. I have not played as many games. As a player it is hard to keep taking when you are on the bench but you have got to be ready. “I have got confidence in my ability and when you get the opportunities you have got to prove that. Here I have done that and hopefully there is a bright future for me.” Press Association Chelsea’s dismal start to their Barclays Premier League title defence continued as a Steven Naismith hat-trick sent them crashing to a 3-1 defeat at Everton on Saturday. The result left Jose Mourinho’s men with just four points from five games and reflecting on a third defeat in their last four outings. Branislav Ivanovic accepts stuttering champions Chelsea need to raise their game – but is convinced one win can provide the spark to kickstart their campaign. They lost only three in the league in the whole of last season and their sequence constitutes the club’s worst start to a top-flight season since 1986. Defender Ivanovic told Chelsea TV: “We need one big win to come back to our way. “We are not playing as badly as the results are showing but we have to wake up. “I think at the moment we are being punished for all our mistakes. The only way we can change is to work hard and be ready for the next game, so it is like a final and we have to play like a final.” Chelsea will hope to spring into life as they launch their latest Champions League campaign against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Ivanovic said: “The next game is very important for us. It is a new competition and it is time to change all this situation. I hope we will start winning the games soon.” Chelsea were overrun in the first 25 minutes at Goodison Park. Naismith, a ninth-minute replacement for the injured Muhamed Besic, started and finished the move that led to the opener after 17 minutes. He quickly followed up with a long-range strike while Arouna Kone and James McCarthy also brought fine saves out of Asmir Begovic. Nemanja Matic pulled one back with a brilliant effort before the break but Naismith – completing a classic treble of headed, left-foot and right-foot finishes – settled the contest after 82 minutes. last_img read more

Tipp encouraged to embrace change

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM The Tipperary County Board is being told to face up to the need for changes in the club championship structure.The changes in the Munster Senior Hurling championship to a Round Robin series has put added pressure on getting through the club campaign in the Premier.Kerry County board secretary Peter Twiss addressed the GAA forum in Thurles last week about club structures in the Kingdom and how it could work in Tipp.last_img

Konta Suffers Shock Defeat, Murray through to Next Round

first_imgKonta, who is ranked eighth in the world, has also lost twice in qualifying in her five visits to Roland Garros.Her day was summed up by the final game, in which she missed four chances to break back and stay in the match, one through some Hsieh brilliance and another thanks to the cruellest of net cords.“I think I definitely created some opportunities; I think I didn’t do well enough in necessarily converting them,” said Konta.“But then there were times where I felt that she did play incredibly well.”The Taiwanese player clinched a remarkable win when Konta’s return found the net after two hours and 15 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram British number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock defeat by world number 109 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open.Konta’s exit means there are no British women left in the singles draw at Roland Garros, although Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund joined Aljaz Bedene in the men’s second round after winning their opening matches yesterday.Seventh seed Konta dominated the first set but eventually went down 1-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 to Taiwanese Hsieh.Konta, 26, has yet to win a match in the main draw at Roland Garros after three successive first-round losses.She will now head back to the UK and hope for more success in the grass-court season.last_img read more