Sport Southampton linked with Joao Mario

02:25  04 july  2018
02:25  04 july  2018 Source:

Chelsea target Raul Albiol set for Villarreal move

  Chelsea target Raul Albiol set for Villarreal move Chelsea look set to miss out on the signing of Napoli defender Raul Albiol, with the Spaniard poised to join Villarreal. According to reports from Claudio Russo on Twitter, the player’s agent has agreed a deal with the La Liga outfit. Both Chelsea and Villarreal had been heavily linked with a move for the player, who looked set to leave Napoli this summer. The player, who has a €8 million release clause, was keen to return to Spain but was also interested in the prospect of playing under Maurizio Sarri once again. Sarri is expected to be confirmed as the new Chelsea boss in the coming days and Albiol was said to be a transfer target. Chelsea have always been reluctant to sign players over the age of 30, but for just €8 million, Albiol was seen as a low-risk signing, who had worked with Sarri previously. The Blues have also been linked with moves for Daniele Rugani and Kostas Manolas as they seek a new central defender.

João Mário Naval da Costa Eduardo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒwɐ̃w̃ ˈmaɾju]; born 19 January 1993) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club Inter Milan and the Portugal

Playing off Arnautovic was Joao Mario , the Portuguese midfielder West Ham took from Inter Milan on loan in January, having failed to make much of an impression during 18 months in Italy.

Southampton have been linked with a surprise move for Inter Milan playmaker Joao Mario.

According to tentative claims from Italian news outlet Stadio Sport, the Portuguese international has been lined up by the Saints, along with their fellow south coast outfit, Bournemouth.

Mario spent the second-half of last season on loan at West Ham United and despite showing signs of inconsistency, he impressed on occasions, especially in the club’s 3-0 win over Southampton.

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It’s reported that concrete offers for Mario are expected to be lodged in the upcoming days, with Inter keen to offload the player on a permanent basis following his loan spell in East London.

Southampton ready to sell Clasie ahead of Armstrong arrival

  Southampton ready to sell Clasie ahead of Armstrong arrival Southampton are ready to sell Jordy Clasie permanently this summer with Stuart Armstrong due to arrive from Celtic. The Daily Echo confirms that the Saints are prepared to take a loss on the player that they signed for £8 million back in 2015. The player does still have two years remaining on his Saints contract, but he looks set to move on this summer. Clasie spent last season on loan at Club Brugge after failing to fulfil his potential at St Mary’s. It would appear that Clasie has played his last game for Southampton, given the competition for places that Mark Hughes’ men will have following Armstrong’s arrival Hughes has Oriol Romeu, Mario Lemina, Steven Davies, Harrison Reed and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg all competing for a starting berth in midfield. The Dutchman has not featured for Southampton since the final day of the 2016/17 season away to Middlesbrough.

West Ham put an end to a three defeat streak as they got further away from relegation zone. David Moyes' side started the game with two goals in the first

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Mario is understood to be keen on an exit from San Siro and a return to the Premier League may be of interest to the player, with Saints and Bournemouth allegedly in the race.

The midfielder is capable of playing in a central role and also on the right-hand side.

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Group Stages 'Real-Life' Game of 'Mario Kart' on Texas Streets .
The amusing game was captured on camera.The seven "players" dressed in character outfits with balloons trailing behind them, just like in the game, and raced one another on skateboards in Austin.

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