Kane to sponsor Leyton Orient’s kits for 2020-21 season with heroes tribute

first_imgHARRY KANE is making a sensational return to Leyton Orient – as their shirt sponsor.The big-hearted England skipper and Tottenham striker has agreed with his local League Two club that they will wear the names and logos of his three favourite good causes – including a message to the nation’s Covid-19 frontline heroes – on the front of their shirts next season.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates6 Kane netted five goals during a 2011 loan spell at OrientCredit: Rex Features6 He has since gone on to superstardom at SpursCredit: Action Images – Reuters6 Harry Kane shows off Leyton Orient’s new kitThe groundbreaking deal, believed to be worth around £100,000, has been approved by the EFL, FA and Premier League.Kane, 26, has a soft spot for the Os after they gave him his first taste of pro football with a loan spell in the second half of the 2010-11 season.He said: “I was born and brought up only a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start.“This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times.”The unprecedented sponsorship deal for the 2020-21 campaign will see the front of Orient’s home shirt emblazoned with a thank-you message to those key workers on the frontline of the country’s battle to contain the current coronavirus crisis.The Os’ away shirts will have the Haven House Children’s Hospice – a charity Kane and Tottenham have long supported.While the tops of Orient’s third strip will feature the logo of Mind, the mental health charity.The deal will see the three good causes able to enjoy free hospitality at home games – as well as ten per cent of the proceeds of every shirt sold.6 Fans were delighted that the former loanee got involved6 Charities will feature as the club’s main short sponsor6Kane finished his stint at Brisbane Road with five goals in 18 matches.Orient chief executive Danny Mackin said: “What started with a simple idea has escalated into a very unique and emotive shirt sponsorship agreement.“When we discussed with the England captain Harry Kane and his team at CK66, we all decided that we wanted this to be unique.“We wanted to say thank you for the exceptional hard work and dedication of the frontline heroes during this pandemic and also bring attention to the other charities out there who have all suffered financial loss due to the pandemic.“We are in uncertain and worrying times across the world but thanks to their efforts we will get through this together.“Thank you, Harry, for your amazing support and generosity – you are a true role model for the modern game.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidOrient’s commercial chief Josh Stephens added: “I think every Orient fan has a soft spot for Harry and it’s fantastic that Harry is supporting three extremely worthy causes.“He is also supporting the club during these challenging times and we are extremely grateful to him and all at CK66.“As we all look forward to live football, I for one cannot wait until the O’s run out donning the ‘Thankyou frontline heroes’ message.”Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

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‘Declare Your Assets’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed hope that members of both the National Legislature and the Judiciary will follow the footsteps of the Executive and declare their assets in order to promote transparency and accountability.President Sirleaf made the statement in the presence of Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley and other influential lawmakers of the 53rd National Legislature when she signed the Code of Conduct Bill into law recently.The Code of Conduct is one of the controversial bills signed to date; it languished in the corridors of the Legislature for over five years. It was just signed into law by President Sirleaf on Monday, May 12, 2014 at her Foreign Ministry office.The Bill was submitted to the National Legislature in 2009 by the Executive Branch of government, and was passed by the Senate last year and sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.The House of Representatives in March this year concurred with the Senate but with some adjustments. The law comes into full effect upon being printed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs into handbills and distributed for public consumption.The new law, which demands “integrity checks”, requires government employees’ activities to be conducted lawfully and in consonance with the highest ethical standards, with each employee acting with personal integrity as well as coming forward and raising concerns should they become aware of any questionable activity involving officials.The Executive Order, which has been issued twice, has been binding only on members of the Executive, through the issuance of Executive Order by President Sirleaf pending the passage of the bill. With this new development, the Liberian leader is now calling on the Legislature and the Judiciary to join the effort in fighting graft in the public sector.The Liberian leader, after the signing ceremony, pointed: “Since the Code of Conduct, which covers all three branches of government is now signed into law, it is expected that our colleagues from the other branches will follow the example of the Executive Branch to declare their assets.”She thanked the leadership and members of the National Legislature, however, for fulfilling their Constitutional mandate in passing into law the Code of Conduct, which applies to all public officials and employees of the three branches of Government.Article 90 (c) of the Liberian Constitution provides that “The Legislature shall…prescribe a Code of Conduct for all public officials and employees stipulating the acts which constitute conflict of interest or are against public policy, and the penalties for violation thereof.” “As the law requires, it now has to be printed in handbills to be fully effective; but with this signing today, we now go to the final step to have it printed and to have it distributed to the public at large,” the Liberian leader pointed out.President Sirleaf highlighted portions of the Code of Conduct Law that public officials and employees of Government must observe and become familiar with.She spoke specifically of Section 5.1, which stipulates that all appointed government officials wanting to contest for elected positions in government must resign at least three years prior to the date of the election.She also mentioned Section 5.2, which indicates, in part that, in case of vacancy for an elected official, any appointee of government that offers to take up such elected position must resign three months prior to the date of the by-election.Highlighting Section 9.1, Bribes and Gifts, the Liberian leader reminded public officials and employees of government that the Code of Conduct prohibits receiving or encouraging the giving of any form of bribe or casual gift in connection with the performance of his/her duties, whether for himself or herself or members of his or her family.She, however, indicated that this provision does not apply to gifts given during traditional ceremonies and celebrations, and fees paid for lobbying, adding, that the Legislature shall enact laws for the regulation of lobbying activities. “We will be coming back to the Legislature for them to fulfill their constitutional duties by being able to enact appropriate laws to enable us meet this provision.President Sirleaf also stressed Section 11.3 on Sexual Harassment, such as use of rude, abusive and obscene language, indecent dressing, and sexual gestures which constitute sexual harassment and violation of human dignity and human rights.Governance Commission Chairman, Dr. Amos Sawyer, said signing the Code of Conduct is indeed a legacy. “For you, Madam President, the Senate and distinguished Members of the House of Representatives, who have seen this through, this is an enormous historic credit,” adding, “the way in which it has evolved and come through our legislative process is a credit to all of us,” he said.When contact for comments, Maryland County Senator John Ballout said that it is a good thing for the President to call on the Judiciary and the Legislature to declare their assets, indicating that those purportedly come with clean hands should demonstrate that.Senator Ballout indicated that lawmakers, as representatives of the people, should lead by example. Though lawmaker declared their assets before the general and Presidential election in 2011, the Maryland lawmaker said it will be prudent for them to update their assets cause some of them have acquired properties while in office.He, however, frowned on what he termed as the difficulties face in declaring assets through the current procedure. He said the process is tedious and difficult because the questionnaires are too bulky and complicated.Despite the difficulties involve, Senator Ballout promised to advance the President’s proposal to fellow lawmakers as he has always done. He noted that the process brings about transparent and accountability thereby curtailing corruption.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Nimba Tribal Politics Deepens

first_imgA group of Nimba citizens who were rebuked for advocating for the division of their county after the 2011 election will now see reason to continue their activism as Senator Thomas S. Grupee leads the charge against “Mano dominance” in the county government.Speaking during a talk show on Radio Kergheamahn in Ganta recently, Senator Grupee expressed reservation that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was putting Nimbaians at loggerheads by appointing three men of the Mano tribe to the highest positions in the county.Among the President’s recent appointments, she named Ganta City Mayor Dorr Cooper as Assistant Superintendent for Development following the dismissal of Teko Yorlay upon a recommendation fostered by the Nimba Legislative Caucus.Senator Grupee who is of the Gio tribe as Teko Yorlay is, played a cardinal role in the removal of Mr. Yorlay.  Grupee is still insisting that the President not give Yorlay a new position as Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth & Sports.Senator Grupee further stated during the radio interview that he expected President Sirleaf to remove the current Superintendent, Fong Zuagele, and replace him with Dorr Cooper while the Assistant Superintendent position would go to a member of one of the minority tribes of Nimba, the Gbee, Krahn or Mandingo.  He said that as a result of appointing Mr. Dorr Cooper as Assistant Superintendent  and Reginald Mehn, County Inspector, both of whom are Mano, one tribe dominates the county leadership while others are marginalized.It is yet unclear which part of the Liberian Constitution Senator Grupee’s argument is based.Article 54 © of the Liberian Constitution gives power to the President to nominate and, with consent of the Senate, appoint and commission cabinet ministers, deputy and assistant ministers, ambassadors, ministers and consuls.Also Article 18 of the Constitution states, “All Liberian citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation, and shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work.”Reacting to the tribal politics that is taking center stage in Nimba as the Senatorial election kicks off, District #8 Representative Larry Younquoi on the other hand, argued that through the influence of incumbent Senator Prince Y. Johnson in 2011, Senator Grupee and four other Representatives of the Gio tribe were elected, thus giving one tribe dominance on the legislative caucus.Said Rep. Younquoi, “When did Grupee know that dominance of one tribe was bad when Prince Johnson held his hand and people of the Gio tribe and some Manos voted for him in this county, and how can he compare the number of Gio people on the legislative caucus considering that we have two Gio Senators and four Representatives?“Did Grupee not know that there were minority tribes in Nimba at the time when Prince Johnson was taking him around to be voted for?”Text messages received on the community radio news program lashed out at Senator Grupee and cautioned him to be careful not to divide the Gios and Manos who have common identities in languages and culture.According to the text messages read live on the radio, Senator Grupee is allegedly an American citizen as far as his documents indicate.They recalled that Grupee was taken to court by Edith Gongloe-Weh when she lost the election in 2011 and Nimbaians condemned Madam Gongloe-Weh’s action while Cllr. Yamein Quiqui Gbeisay, to the detriment of his kinswoman, was Grupee’s lawyer.  The listeners emphasized in their text messages that the ordinary people earning their living by farming and other unrecognized occupations are not thinking about tribal differences, but only those wanting to perpetuate themselves in government and the “so-called educated” ones are bringing the confusion.Meanwhile, Senator Grupee’s recent tendency toward tribal division contradicts his previous vow to reconcile the people of Nimba during his tenure.In early 2012 when he visited a Baptist Church in Ganta after winning the election, Grupee, during an interview with the Daily Observer promised to visit the villages in Nimba to reconcile people who were alienated by the civil war.Having spent nearly three years in the Legislature, there has not been a proven record of the Senator’s visit to any village in Nimba for reconciliation talks.It may be recalled that Senator Prince Johnson, though voted into power by both Manos and Gios for being their ‘godfather’, was the first to speak against giving a majority of county government positions to the Mano ethnic group.Senator Johnson is also on record for urging Gio youths to go to school or the Manos would always rule them in the county.A group of Mano men and women including former Representative Nohn R. Kidau, after the 2011 election, called for the division of Nimba having observed that most Nimba legislators were of the Gio tribe.The Manos have always boasted of their education as a benefit of the establishment of schools by Christian missionaries who settled in their area, while the Gios on the other hand boast of their strength in warfare and for being “emancipators” of Nimba.As this tribal divide escalates (rises), only the government can intervene to find a solution to this emerging social problem under the constitutional provision in Article 5© that states: “The Republic shall take steps by appropriate legislation and executive orders, to eliminate sectionalism and tribalism, and such abuses of power and the misuse of government resources, nepotism and all other form of corrupt practices.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fivestar fighters punch their way to a near perfect weekend at Provincials

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – Fivestar boxers were very successful at Provincials in Vancouver over the weekend.The team finished with a record of 6-1 with Brayden Sims and Nick Dragojevich leading the way by each winning a gold medal in Youth Open Bantamweight and Elite Novice WelterWeight divisions respectively. Nick Young lost a close match that went the distance in the finals of the Youth Open Welterweight division via split decision and as a result, walked away with a silver medal. Lincoln Pomeroy was tops in the Men’s Heavyweight class and Eddie Scarfo picked up wins in an exhibitor bout as well as a victory courtesy TKO to win the Junior B division.“I put a very high expectation on these guys in training all the time,” said head coach Justin Donally. “I’ve seen guys go into the ring and loose from under training and being underprepared. Nowadays, I don’t let that happen. I was confident going in, I think everybody wad nerves, even me. I feel like I’m in there with them all the time.”- Advertisement -Collectively the boxers couldn’t be happier with the way they performed, but all of them had something that they wanted to work on in training leading up to Nationals, including footwork, jabs and overall movement.The FSJ Fivestar Boxing Academy was also voted runner-up for Boxing B.C. Club of the Year, Donally was voted Boxing B.C. Coach of the Year and Ashley Rouble was awarded the Best Youth Female Boxer in 2017. Gold medal from B.C. Boxing Provincials in Vancouver. Photo courtesy Facebook page. Gold medal from B.C. Boxing Provincials in Vancouver. Photo courtesy Facebook page. Silver medal from B.C. Boxing Provincials in Vancouver. Photo courtesy Facebook page. Silver medal from B.C. Boxing Provincials in Vancouver. Photo courtesy Facebook page. Justin Donally with the 2017 Boxing BC Coach of the Year. Justin Donally with the 2017 Boxing BC Coach of the Year. With their performances Young, Sims and Pomeroy all will represent B.C. at Canadian Nationals in Edmonton in mid-March with Donally being an assistant coach.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Taxi driver killed over fare

first_img…suspect claims self-defenceForty-two-year-old Owen Lynch, the Princes Street, Georgetown taxi driver who was stabbed to death in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Tuesday night by a passenger he had picked up at Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was reportedly killed over the taxi fare.Lynch’s body was discovered lying motionless around 21:45h with multiple stab wounds. Enquiries revealed that Lynch, a taxi driver attached to Swift Cabs Taxi Service, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, was dispatched to Sophia to make a pick-up.The man reportedly ventured to the location where he picked up a passenger who requested to be taken to Cemetery Road, Mocha Arcadia. However, when the cab arrived at Mocha, the passenger refused to pay Lynch the requested sum.The driver reportedly called the taxi service to report the matter to the dispatcher, who instructed him to leave. That was the last time anyone heard from Lynch. His body was discovered with an ice pick nearby, the Police said in a press statement.When Guyana Times visited the now dead man’s mother, Coreen Hilliman at her Stevedore Housing Scheme, Georgetown home, the woman burst into tears and said that Lynch was her only son.“It was very hard for me to lose my only son, my only son… it is very difficult; my son, everybody know he, he would fret from time to time, but when it comes to certain things, he would be there; he don’t make joke with his money, he always does say that his money is for his children,” Hilliman cried.The woman reportedly received the news of her son’s demise from his girlfriend.She explained that her son’s girlfriend placed several calls to Lynch’s phone on Tuesday night, all of which went unanswered. When she finally received an answer, it was from the Police instructing her to visit the Providence Police Station.After the girlfriend and Hilliman went to the Police Station, they were taken to the murder scene where they saw Lynch’s body.The grieving mother disclosed that the only information she received regarding what transpired came from the dispatcher.“The base woman told me that she told him if they don’t want to pay, then turn back and put them off…that is all, so I can’t say what happened after then or anything because she said that he didn’t have the opportunity to call her back to say that well, he turning back with the drop or whatever. I don’t know what occurred, I don’t know if he decided to say well, they gon pay he the money or if they stick he up or what. I don’t know,” Hilliman said.She described her son as a “stand-up person” (frank) and one who cared for his two children, who both reside in French Guiana.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Police have arrested one person – a 48-year-old Mocha, Cemetery Road mason, who they said confessed to killing Lynch in self-defence.The suspect reportedly confessed to stabbing Lynch several times to his body with an object.The mason reportedly divulged to Police that he was out imbibing with a friend in Sophia when he called the Swift Cabs Taxi Service for a cab to transport him to his home.When Lynch arrived, the suspect alleged that it was agreed that he would be taken to the location for $1500.While journeying home, the suspect told Police that Lynch took a wrong direction and as such the duo went back to Sophia.Upon returning to Sophia, a friend of the suspect reportedly instructed that he ventured back home to Mocha using the same taxi at an additional cost of $500.After once again arriving in Mocha, the suspect claimed that he gave $2000 to Lynch who demanded an additional $500.However, the suspect is alleging that he had exited the taxi and had begun walking to his house when he was attacked by Lynch. The man told Police that he defended himself, stabbing Lynch before leaving the scene. He was later informed that the taxi driver had succumbed.The man is being held as Police continue their investigations. (Kizzy Coleman)The dead man’s Princes Street, Georgetown homeThe dead man, Owen Lynchlast_img read more

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Neymar not bigger than Barca, says president

first_img“No player is above Barca,” Bartomeu told the world congress of Barca supporters groups.“You know that Neymar formed part of the success of our club, but Neymar is now history. He wanted to go. It was his decision although we did everything in our hands for him to stay.”Barca were powerless to stop Neymar leaving after PSG met the buyout clause in the Brazilian’s contract, which he had signed just last year.However, Bartomeu defended himself from criticism that the club should have insisted on inserting a much higher buyout clause in that deal to fend off PSG’s millions.Neymar’s clause rose from 200 to 222 million from July 1 and would have jumped to 250 million had he entered the third year of the five-year deal.“We foresaw that he could leave in the future, that is why we raised his buyout clause in the new contact,” added Bartomeu.“Receiving this money allows us to face the future with guarantees to strengthen the team.“When the doubts over his future began we were calm because his decision would be a good one“If he stayed we would maintain a great player and if he went, obviously paying his clause, we had the guarantee of being able to bring new players.”Barca have been linked with a series of potential replacements for Neymar with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho heading their wish list.Yet, Bartomeu promised to be act with “prudence” despite having to deal in a transfer market characterised by hyperinflation due to booming television rights deals.“The 222 million euros that we received for Neymar Jr will be administered with prudence, rigour and serenity,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar pictured during his presentation to the fans at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 5, 2017 © AFP/File / ALAIN JOCARDBARCELONA, Spain, Aug 7 – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted no player is bigger than the Catalan giants on Monday in the wake of Neymar’s world record Sh27.3bn (222 million euro) move to Paris Saint-Germain.Bartomeu and his board are under pressure to wisely reinvest the huge sum, which more than doubled the previous record for a transfer fee, before the transfer window closes on August 31.last_img read more

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Northern Ireland’s Evans apologises for wife’s ref rant

first_img0Shares0000Northern Ireland’s midfielder Corry Evans, pictured here, released a statement through the Irish Football Association saying sorry for his wife’s Twitter post directed at a referee © AFP/File / PHILIPPE DESMAZESBELFAST, United Kingdom, Nov 10 – Corry Evans has apologised for his wife’s foul-mouthed tweet towards the referee who awarded a penalty against him in Northern Ireland’s World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland in Belfast on Thursday.The key moment came with just over 30 minutes to go when Xherdan Shaqiri’s volley from range was blocked by Evans just a few yards away in the box and Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan pointed to the spot, even though the ball struck him on his shoulder as he took evasive action. Ricardo Rodriguez made no mistake from the penalty spot at Windsor Park to give the Swiss a 1-0 win ahead of the second leg.In a tweet sent from a now-deleted account, Lisa Evans referred to Hategan in disparaging terms as a “Romanian gypsy”, adding: “And to actually think Northern Ireland has probably homed one of his smelly relatives!!”Corry Evans released a statement Friday through the Irish Football Association saying sorry for his wife’s Twitter post.“On behalf of my wife, I would like to apologise unreservedly for the content and language contained in the tweet that she issued last night,” his statement said.“The comments were published in the heat of the moment and are not representative of her views.”Evans was also booked for his role in the penalty incident, ruling him out of Sunday’s return leg in Basel.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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I’m a victim of ‘age discrimination’- Wenger

first_imgHowever, Wenger is adamant that he is not being judged fairly and is instead a victim of age discrimination.“You focus on doing well for your club and ignore all the rest,” he told BeIN Sport. “Overall the older you get the more it becomes a little bit age discrimination.“I can accept that if the results are not good enough… but overall that perpetual thing of a link with how long you’ve been at the club, how old you are, I find that a bit difficult to take.”Some pundits have raised the concern that Wenger may also be doing permanent harm to his Arsenal legacy by hanging on to his job instead of aiming for a dignified exit, but the Frenchman disagrees.“I am naive enough to believe that with the time going on, the perspective, the emotional context going, it will stand out what I’ve done for my club, not so much the last result or the last game I won or how much I’ve been applauded,” Wenger added.“I’m a little bit fed up with all that modern thing of completely taking care of your image. I’ve always worked my whole life with the idea it’s more important who you are than how you look.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A significant section of Gunners supporters have continued to call for the 68-year-old to step down after what they perceived to be sub-standard results in the Premier League.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 26- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims the increased pressure he has experienced in recent years is due to a prejudice against older managers.A significant section of Gunners supporters have continued to call for the 68-year-old to step down after what they perceived to be sub-standard results in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Counterfeit guitars are increasing

first_imgBy The Associated Press GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – It’s a familiar tune, a sad lament actually, about a product falling victim to counterfeiters. Lately, they’ve been picking on guitars. Last month, a Long Island music dealer was accused of selling $90,000 worth of knockoffs of classic Gibsons, a guitar known for its deep, melodic sound. Some of Gibson’s Les Paul models – named for the creator of the solid body electric guitar – can sell for as much as $10,000 new. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Knocking them off is a lucrative and easy business, according to Hank Risan, a founder of the online Museum of Musical Instruments. “To put together a replica might cost me a thousand dollars, more or less, depending on the instruments and parts,” Risan said. last_img read more

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TRANSFER NEWS: Arsenal to beat Chelsea and Liverpool to Monaco teen sensation

first_img Kylian Mbappe 1 Arsenal are leading the race for teen sensation Kylian Mbappe.The Monaco forward is wanted by all of Europe’s big clubs and is tipped for a big future by many in French football.Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have all scouted the 17-year-old – as have Premier League giants Chelsea and Liverpool.However, according to L’Equipe, it is Arsenal who are winning the race for Mbappe’s signature.The Frenchman’s contract with Monaco expires at the end of the season and he would be able to leave on a free, although compensation will be due to the Ligue 1 club.Arsenal have held talks with Mbappe and negotiations are said to be progressing well.last_img

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