PSG chief says Arsenal target Houssem Aouar is ‘dream’ signing

first_img Comment PSG chief says Arsenal target Houssem Aouar is ‘dream’ signing Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 3 Oct 2020 7:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Houssem Aouar is hot property at the moment (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar during the transfer window, but sporting director Leonardo appears to have ruled out a move in the coming days.The 22-year-old is one of the most talked-about players in Europe this summer, with a string of clubs looking to snap him up.Arsenal are thought to be in a strong position to sign the Frenchman, but Juventus and Real Madrid have also been credited with interest in the talented star.Ligue 1 champions PSG have also been touted as a possible destination for Aouar and Leonardo admits he is a fan of his, but it is unlikely to happen before this year’s transfer deadline.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Aouar it’s a dream but it may not be the right time,’ said the Brazilian.That is good news for Arsenal, who have been in negotiations with Lyon but are struggling to agree a price, with the Gunners initially offering £32m but the French side wanting closer to £50m.Juventus have pulled out of the race to sign him because of Lyon’s asking price, but Real Madrid could be the most serious competition Arsenal face after manager Zinedine Zidane made contact with his compatriot over a move.Aouar is reportedly thrilled by the prospect of moving to the La Liga champions, but Arsenal also appeals to him and the interest from Madrid may just encourage the Premier League club to up their offer in the near future.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked about possible new signings on Friday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: ‘Well, I am very confident in what we are trying to do internally. [I am getting] clarity and support from everybody at the club to try and improve the team if we can. ‘But most importantly as well, to get the right balance in the squad, for now and the way we want to evolve the squad in the future. We are all very much aligned but I’m afraid that I cannot give you any updates or news. ‘I think it is a crucial moment because in the end it defines the people, the players, the balance and the quality that you’re going to have for the rest of the season.‘We need to make some decisions in the next three days, I think everything has been delayed so much, not just us but probably every team because of the context that we’re in at the moment. ‘We will try to make the best possible decisions and at the end, whatever we have, we go for it fully convinced and prepared to have a good season.’MORE: Chelsea could look at Arsenal target Thomas Partey as potential Declan Rice alternativeMORE: Michael Owen makes predictions for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United vs TottenhamFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Domingo German says he isn’t retiring from baseball, apologizes to Yankees for cryptic post

first_imgGerman, 27, still needs to serve the final 63 games of his 81-game suspension, which stems from an alleged domestic violence incident last September involving his then-girlfriend.He had been one of New York’s best young pitchers before his violation of league rules, earning a team-high 18 wins to go with a 4.03 ERA last year. But missing a year and a half due to the combination of his suspension and the COVID-19 pandemic could bump him from the Yankees’ long-term rotation plans. He can become a free agent after the 2023 season. Suspended Yankees right-hander Domingo German has walked back a cryptic post to his Instagram account Friday night that suggested he would retire.German raised confusion when he wrote: “If I decide not to come back, I will be very proud of my 11-year professional career. God bless everyone who has supported me.” Manager Aaron Boone said he was unsure what German meant and confused by the situation. In an Instagram post Saturday afternoon, German clarified he did not intend to step away from baseball and apologized for insinuating otherwise. He is suspended under MLB’s domestic violence policy and will not return in the abridged 2020 campaign.”To my teammates, the Yankees organization, and our fans, I am very sorry for the unsettling post last night,” German wrote. “This past year has been very tough for my family and myself, for which I take full responsibility.”Not being with my teammates while they get ready for the season, knowing I have let them down, has taken a toll on me and last night I let my emotions get the best of me.”Domingo German’s retirement lasted approximately 22 hours, according to his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/1CrAqfQr89— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2020MORE: Blue Jays must scramble after Canada bans MLB gameslast_img read more