“Roma refused an almost €40m offer from Arsenal for Kostas in the summer. The Gunners were really interested but Roma’s demands exceeded what they were willing to pay.“A transfer in January? There is no news there. There is no guarantee he will move in the summer but there will probably be some offers. But in general it is hard to predict anything in football.“A move to China? We are talking about excessive offers. The figures being touted are stunning but Kostas has the option to play at the highest level and I would say China does not suit his ambitions.“Football in Europe has much more to offer than just money, like fame and recognition.”Sky Italia claimed last week that Everton were the latest Premier League club to show an interest in Manolas.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Roma rejected a bid of nearly €40 million (£34.6m) from Arsenal for Kostas Manolas ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, the centre-back’s agent, Ioannis Evangelopoulos, has claimed.The Premier League side were heavily linked with the Greece international during the close-season, but a move never materialised as they strengthened their defence with Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia instead.Manolas’s representative has now suggested that Roma’s asking price was the main reason behind the collapse of the deal, before adding that the 25-year-old could be on the move after all come June, although he has ruled out a move to China.“I cannot say where Kostas would like to play but it will be interesting to see which teams will come knocking for him,” Evangelopoulos told Sport FM.
Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submit Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Aspire Global, the online casino and white label solutions provider, has announced its expansion plans across the firms global network, which has seen it enter into an agreement with SBTech.The online and retail sports betting and gaming solutions provider is to launch its sportsbook with the brand, in a move designed to expand Aspire’s range of iGaming products.Initially going live with the its flagship Karamba brand, the SBTech sportsbook offering is to complement its existing live casino, table games, slots, scratch and instant games verticals.Tsachi Maimon, CEO of Aspire Global, commented: “We are thrilled to add this new and engaging vertical to our solution, and are confident that the collaboration with SBTech will be a successful venture for both parties. “The decision to choose SBTech as our sportsbook provider was based on its ability to adjust its product offering to our unique solution and the needs of our operators. This partnership will enhance the diversity of our offering to our partners and will continue the positive trend of growth experienced over the past few years.”Aspire states that this sportsbook addition is to enable the firm to “broaden its product offering and increase revenues for its operators,” with its focus up to now being on “offering a complete online casino solution to operators and white label clients.”Richard Carter, SBTech CEO, added: “This launch confirms SBTech’s position as the leading supplier of sports betting solutions for the sector’s top operators. “We’re anticipating significant growth for all of Aspire Global’s partners, thanks to our expertise in deploying flexible trading and content solutions, with unique focus on cross-selling from casino to sports.”This follows news that Argyll Entertainment is to become one of the first operators SBTech platform, in the United Kingdom, to bolster its in-play sports betting via the Action Betting feature. Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020
Another death of a black man in police custody has angered people around the NBA, including Lakers star LeBron James.A video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling atop the neck of a man named George Floyd who later died circulated through news and social media circles. James weighed in on Instagram, posting a still from the video of the officer juxtaposed with a picture of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the field in protest, overlaid with the text: “This … Is Why.”“Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you??” he wrote.James has consistently spoken up about the shootings and killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement and others that have been brought to light in recent years by viral videos. Floyd died Monday after being arrested on suspicion of forgery, then sent to a hospital. The video shows the officer kneeling on his neck for several minutes as Floyd complains that he can’t breathe then appears to lose consciousness. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBoth officers in the video were fired Tuesday after it was determined the police report did not accurately catalog the incident captured on tape, and Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey expressed shock and frustration with how the officers conducted themselves.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error James has campaigned for wider recognition of victims of such incidents such as Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. Earlier this year, James expressed similar frustration on social media about the death of Georgia jogger Ahmaud Arbery who was shot by armed civilians. He has also expressed support for Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests of law enforcement killings of black men made him a persona non grata on NFL rosters.On the Lakers, Danny Green and Talen Horton-Tucker were among those to express similar messages as James, and assistant coach Phil Handy wrote in an Instagram story: “This BS needs to stop! #senseless.”