first_img Comment Advertisement Coral BarrySunday 29 Mar 2020 8:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Jovic has had a difficult debut season at Real (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta wants to sign Luka Jovic this summer if Real Madrid put the striker up for sale, according to reports.Jovic has landed himself in hot water with his club for breaking lockdown rules in Serbia after he was given permission to fly him during the coronavirus pandemic.Real is prepared to offload Jovic after less than a season at the club following a £50million transfer move last summer.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTChelsea and Tottenham tried to sign Jovic before he joined Real and the La Liga giants were going to offer the Premier League duo the chance to secure his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementJovic has scored just twice in all competitions for Real this season, but the Daily Star claim Arteta is a fan of the 22-year-old.The Serb was one of the most prolific strikers in Europe when Real signed him and Arteta thinks Jovic is an excellent option to lead Arsenal’s frontline.With uncertainty surrounding the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal have been tipped to sign another striker. Jovic cost Real big money last summer (Picture: Getty)Arteta likes to play Alexandre Lacazette in the central forward role, but the Spanish coach also thinks Jovic could take on that position at Arsenal. The Gunners are set to face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham who are in the hunt for new frontmen when the transfer window opens.Chelsea want someone to challenge Tammy Abraham, while Tottenham’s season has been derailed following an injury to usual No.1 Harry Kane.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 CityIt is currently unclear when the next transfer window will open as the Premier League aims to play postponed games during the summer.The coronavirus pandemic has forced football in Spain and the UK to be suspended and clubs are growing increasingly concerned about if the season will be finished.MORE: Chelsea to be offered Luka Jovic transfer after coronavirus self-isolation rowMORE: Manchester City convinced Arsenal leading push to have Champions League ban upheldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta orders transfer raid on Real Madrid for Chelsea target Luka Jovic Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgDynamo Dresden defender Marc Wachs has received emergency surgery after a shooting that killed a family member.The 21-year-old German’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to the Bundesliga 2 club.A second family member was also injured and is in hospital after the incident in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. The German club said they was “shocked, stunned and deeply saddened” and would “be wherever our help and support is needed”.Wachs was yet to play for second-tier Dynamo, having signed in the summer from Mainz, where he mainly featured in the reserve team.“Marc, his family, and the process of recovery, both physically and mentally, are now the only priorities,” said Dynamo sport managing director Ralf Minge.“Everything else does not matter. I would also like to express our deep compassion to Marc, his family and all his relatives.“We specifically ask you to respect the privacy of Marc and his family more than ever.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgArunachal Pradesh will soon get three state-of-the-art sports academies to hone the talents of the state, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Saturday. “We must engage our youth in various activities. Otherwise they will sway towards anti-social activities,” he added.He said one centre of excellence (academy) would be set up for martial arts, where training would be provided for judo, karate, taekwondo and wushu, while two other academies will be set up for weightlifting and boxing, respectively.The Union minister arrived here Saturday morning and he was accompanied by Union Sports Secretary Radheyshyam Julaniya.Rijiju convened a review meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Sports Minister Mama Natung and Chief Secretary Satya Gopal.More details about the upcoming sports academies”The three academies will have intake capacities of 100 players each. All the academies will have residential facilities and world-class coaches,” Rijiju said at a press conference here.Seeking the support of the state government for establishing the academies, he said the Centre would provide all budgetary support.The Centre would extend all possible support for development of sports in the state the minister said, adding that his ministry has decided to install astro turfs in stadiums across all districts.”This will be done in the next three years. The state government will decide the districts, where the project will be implemented,” the Union minister said, adding, the ministry would start funding as soon as the proposals from the state government are received.Sports academies might be opened in various districtsThe ministry is also considering opening academies across all districts of the state to promote games such as archery and athletics.advertisementThat will be taken up under the ambitious programme of ‘Khelo India’ after consultation with the state government.”The ministry will provide all crucial funding, wherever necessary, to develop the sports sector in the state,” Rijiju said, adding, the ministry has proposed to organise a North East Youth Festival in Arunachal this year to promote sporting activities.”There is no dearth of sporting talent in Arunachal. Yet, no players from the state are able to make it to international sporting events, said Rijiju.”I have a dream that the youths of the state will participate in events such as the Olympic Games and the Asian Games. To turn the dream into reality, we must draw a roadmap and as a first step we have decided to provide adequate sports facilities to the state,” he added.Read: Education Budget 2019: National Sports Education Board to be set up under Khelo IndiaRead: Here’s how sports and education work well togetherRead: Playing recreational sports may boost your college grades: StudyRead: Participation in sports improves children’s learning skills and self esteem: Studylast_img read more