Arsenal are interested in signing Wolves forward Diogo Jota (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota this summer, reports say.Jota has thrived at Molineux following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2017, scoring at least ten goals every season since arriving in England.The Portuguese star was a key part of Wolves’ Championship-winning team in 2017-18 and netted ten goals in his debut season in the Premier League.Jota, 23, has continued to impress during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 15 goals to help Wolves climb to sixth in the Premier League and reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.ADVERTISEMENTMikel Arteta, who is preparing for his first full season as Arsenal manager, wants to sign at least one wide attacker this summer and the Daily Mail say Jota is a top target.AdvertisementAdvertisementJota scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Europa League earlier in the season and his form has caught the attention of Arsenal, who are currently ninth in the English top-flight.Arsenal boss Arteta, who is currently recovering from coronavirus, has also expressed interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.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 CityThe Ghanaian midfielder was part of the Atletico team that knocked Premier League leaders Liverpool out of the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.In Arteta’s first transfer window in charge of Arsenal, the Gunners signed defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.Arsenal were due to face Brighton this weekend but all professional football in England has been suspended until at least April due to the coronavirus outbreak.MORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal fans after testing positive for coronavirusMORE: Pablo Mari raves about ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal star David Luiz Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Arsenal line up transfer move for Wolves star Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta plans summer rebuild Advertisement Advertisement Comment
Sunderland are banking on the guide of Dick Advocaat to save them from relegation after the English Premier League strugglers appointed the Dutchman as head coach until the end of the season on Tuesday.The club, who sacked Gus Poyet on Monday following a poor run of results that culminated in a 4-0 home thrashing by Aston Villa on Saturday, are one point and one place clear of the relegation zone with nine matches remaining.”Sunderland is a big club and I am very much looking forward to the challenge ahead. We must now concentrate on Saturday as a priority and I can’t wait to get started,” the former Dutch national coach said in a statement on the club website (www.safc.com).Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said: “Dick has an incredible CV and vast experience of managing at the very highest level. We have one aim only now — to climb the table and everyone is fully focused on the task ahead of us.”Poyet departed following a run of one win in 12 league matches which has left the club in danger of relegation after eight seasons in the Premier League.Advocaat’s immediate aim will be to win at West Ham United on Saturday. The 67-year-old becomes the oldest manager in the Premier League but has no previous experience of working in England, although he did lead Rangers to successive Scottish titles in 1999 and 2000 and is one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the game.As well as coaching the Netherlands, he has also coached the national teams of the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Belgium, Russia and Serbia.At club level, he has coached Borussia Moenchengladbach, Zenit St Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven as well as Rangers.But his appointment represents something of a gamble for Short because, historically speaking, changing managers so late in the season, rarely has any major effect on the team.Since the Premier League started in 1992-93, only 14 managers have been appointed on March 17 or later while all six clubs who were in the relegation zone when the new man came in still went down. Advocaat had been out of a job since last November following an unsuccessful four-month spell in charge of Serbia. He quit after a 3-1 home defeat by Denmark left them with only a forlorn hope of reaching next year’s 24-team tournament in France.
A Florida lawmaker says she’s being threatened after calling for an FDLE probe into Jeffrey Epstein’s previous incarceration.Democrat State Senator Lauren Book says PBSO’s investigation into itself is a conflict of interest and sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis asking that he order an FDLE investigation. Book told the Miami Herald she’s been getting threatening calls from supporters of Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, who handled Epstein’s work release program during his 13-month prison sentence. She asked Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday to investigate why the registered sex offender was allowed to work at a private office during his jail time. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office launched a criminal investigation into the deputies that supervised Epstein’s work release. This is in addition to an internal investigation that the department is already doing. Epstein is alleged to have visited his Palm Beach estate at least nine times to possibly have sex during his work release program after pleading guilty to a prostitution charge in 2008.Meanwhile, Epstein is on suicide watch after he was found on the floor of his cell with apparent injuries to his neckOfficials say Epstein is back in his New York jail cell after being treated for the injuries. He was found on the floor of his cell in a semi-conscious state with marks on his neck. It is not clear whether Epstein harmed himself in an attempt to commit suicide or to get transferred or if he was attacked in his cell by another inmate.An attorney for Epstein’s cell mate says that despite the rumors, his client had nothing to with the injuries.Epstein who has pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy and sex trafficking charges, is next due in court on July 31st.