The Spaniard signs a new deal with Real Madrid, with a ‘Glorious’ release clause

If sources in Spain are to be believed, Friday beings some good news for Real Madrid fans.

That news? Well AS are reporting that Isco – the man with the silk feet who for so long a transfer target of other clubs – has signed a new deal with the La Liga champions.

AS say it is a four-year deal with the option of extending it by another season

That’s all good but there is another very, very interesting detail in the story. Isco’s buy-out clause has been set at €700m. Yeah, seriously.

Madrid – and presumably lots of other clubs are running scared after what happened with Barcelona and PSG. Indeed, AS add: “There are no players in Madrid’s first-team squad with a clause below 500m … And in Castilla [Real’s ‘B’ team], there are now players with clauses of 300m.”

Wow. Just wow

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The Prem trio for Barca if Neymar goes to PSG

The writing, it seems, is on the wall for Neymar, and Barcelona are preparing to react, according to the Mirror.

Philippe Coutinho is a well-documented target, having already seen an offer knocked back by Liverpool. 

Chelsea’sEden Hazard, sidelined until September, would be another ambitious target

The Catalan club has identified a third valued commodity in Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

Armed with more than €200m, assuming Neymar’s buyout clause is triggered, and with the window winding down, Barca will likely need to spend most of their windfall to prize any of the three Premier League stars from their clubs

The biggest question for Real Madrid ? THE FORWARDS

There is only one man (I should say boy) in the discussion here. Yep, you guessed it right. It’s Kylian Mbappé

The very young French lad, who’s been hot since his glorious performance in the UEFA champions league last season is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment and nothing would please Pérez more than to land the latest brightest young star in the footballing galaxy. Benzema is the certain number one at the moment — it says something that his former back-ups, Gonzalo Higuaín and Álvaro Morata, are now two of the most expensive strikers of all time.

Morata’s departure certainly leaves a hole but Ronaldo and Bale can both operate in more traditional striking roles, if required. However, Mbappé’s elite goalscoring instincts and creativity would add a whole other dimension to the Madrid attack. Over to you, Florentino.

Business remaining:
The excellent business conducted on Morata means that Madrid now definitely have the funds to sign Mbappé and stay within the bounds of Financial Fair Play. The Galacticos are reportedly agreed a fee of €145 million for the Monaco’s golden boy. Let’s wait and see where he’ll land after the opening of the transfer window

They will do everything they can to tempt the young Frenchman to the Bernabéu but in the event that they are unsuccessful, Madrid will still probably have to sign another striker to cover for Benzema

Jose Mourinho – “Manchester united failed in Morata bid

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United failed with a bid to bring Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to Old Trafford.

United had been strongly linked with a move for the Spain international before the Premier League club concluded a £75million deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Mourinho indicated Morata had been one of United’s top targets as the club prepares to return to the Champions League, but no agreement could be reached with Madrid.

“I don’t like to speak about players who aren’t ours, because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid,” Mourinho told reporters.

While United missed out on Morata, the club snapped up Lukaku and made the striker the second most expensive transfer in British football history, behind only Paul Pogba.

Mourinho suggested Lukaku’s Premier League experience and his personal relationship with the player from their time together at Chelsea were the primary reasons United sought to buy the Belgium international, the club also having been strongly linked with a deal for Antoine Griezmann before Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban nixed the Frenchman’s exit.

A child returning home (Wayne Rooney returns to Everton)

Alright, guys. Remember I said a few months ago that I’ll never be prepared for Rooney’s departure? It will be announced any time now, and I feel completely numb.

As I dread for that moment, my mind races back to various Wayne Rooney moments which made beautiful memories. A phenomenon at the age of 18, a living hell for the defenders, and those of us lucky ones who witnessed his prime know the heights of his greatness as a player. Even when he faded away, there was never a game where his commitment level fell a cent below hundred.
I was led into this great football club by him. I celebrated all our victories with him. I lived through the pains of losses with him. Wayne has impacted, and has been a part of every moment of mine at Manchester United. 
It is just a pity that even after being at the club for 13 years, becoming the highest goalscorer and winning every possible trophy in that time, some of us still have to be convinced into admitting the status of this man as a Legend. Many came and many left, many will come and many will go, but there’ll be only one Wayne Rooney. This man, right there, who was here until the end. The keystone to so much of success we’ve had, Wayne should be remembered as nothing less than a legend.
He came a boy, conquered the Old Trafford. He leaves a man, a void too large to fill. Wayne Rooney. Take a bow.
Thanks for making me fall in love with the game, Wayne Rooney. There will never be another you ever again.

A legend. Forever.
“Remember the name, Wayne Rooney.”

Tottenham to reward Kieran Trippier with new five-year deal and will now consider selling Kyle Walker

Tottenham are ready to offer a new five year contract to right-back Kieran Trippier.

The England international pushed his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans to such an extent last season that Tottenham are willing to sell Kyle Walker for the right price.

Manchester City remain keen on Walker though the £40m-plus asking price remains the obvious hurdle.

Trippier, who had interest from Everton this year, has also earned his call-up into Gareth Southgate’s England starting line-up and is expected to make a bigger impact next season.

The 26-year-old is already contracted until 2020 though is ready to sign the new deal when he returns from holiday.

Tottenham have an interest in Porto’s Ricardo Pereira but are weighing up other options also should Walker depart.

A move for Everton’s Ross Barkley remains unlikely at this stage, particularly with the Goodison Park club’s current high valuation at around £50m for the 23-year-old who has one year left on his contract.

Everton, meanwhile, will announce the signing of Sandro Ramirez from Malaga on Thursday. Everton scouts have also checked on Corinthians left-back Guilherme Arana.

BAHUBALI​ – The rocket !!

ISRO lifts India into the elite group capable of putting heavier satellites into a precise orbit.

ISRO successfully launched GSLV MARK III, doubling India’s current launch capacity! The launch of the 640 tonne mammoth rocket happened at 5:28 pm IST on June 5 1997 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, with the rocket lifting a high-throughput communications satellite as its first payload.
The satellite was released into its transfer orbit about 16 minutes after lift-off. Now under the control of the agency’s Master Control Facility in the Hussan city in Karnataka.
Over the next few days, the satellite will be nudging itself from the transfer orbit into its geosynchronous slot, during which time its solar panels and antenna reflectors will be deployed
As it cruised into space, ISRO’s ‘Bahubali rocket’ – GSLV MARK III and which weights as much as 200 fully grown elephants took its own “selfies” and sent them back after succesful launch!
The rocket being equipped with indegeneously developed Cryogenic stage and electronic propulsion systems is capable of transporting humans paving way for next chandrayaan and Mangalyaan missions to carry astronauts