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"I wasn't scared after the British GP accident, I love Formula 1 and a big accident won't change that."

In an exclusive interview, Zhou Guanyu talks about growing up in Yorkshire, where he represents a billion people, and surviving a "pretty scary" crash at Silverstone (Author: Gardener)

BritishThe Canadian spotted a gap in the Silverstone tarmac ahead and sped past George Russell and Zhou Guanyu as the cars headed for the wide, fast right-hand Turn One at the British Grand Prix earlier this month. But Russell went right, Zhou stayed left, and Gasly had nowhere to go. His AlphaTauri tapped the rear right side of Russell's Mercedes, which in turn spun left against its will and slammed into the side of Zhou's Alfa Romeo. The car, in which China's first-ever full-time Formula 1 driver sat, immediately became a passenger, tumbled over itself and slid headlong relentlessly toward the barriers at over 100 mph. Chunks of carbon fiber ripped from its battered chassis like styrofoam balls and floated in the air as drivers behind them tried to avoid crashing themselves. The car continued on over the tarmac and over the gravel, its driver powerless, his head inches off the ground. Zhou waited for minutes in the decimated cockpit before being pulled from the car when medical personnel inexplicably found him completely unharmed. "It's not a nice feeling waiting for the final goal," Zhou tells i. “Going headfirst into the barriers so quickly is pretty scary. I try not to think about that moment too much.” Zhou had qualified for the British Grand Prix with an impressive ninth place, in just his tenth start as an F1 driver in his rookie season. As he sat on the grid, weighing his tactics ahead of the first corner, he never imagined that his life would be saved by the Titan Halo device, designed to protect drivers' heads in seconds. But Zhou was back in the Silverstone paddock before the race was even over, getting into his F1 car for qualifying in Austria five days later. "[Lack of fear] isn't built into you, it's about how much you've experienced in the past and how easily you can forget things that happened and start all over again," Zhou explains. “It wasn't easy to return to Austria straight away, but I wasn't afraid of it. When you are younger and facing these issues you are a bit scared but as you get older you build the mental side to be strong. We all love to drive and race so much, even after a big accident that doesn't get taken away.” After all, the idea of ​​driving an F1 car around the world is what Zhou's entire family is passionate about worked towards his childhood. After competing in the first-ever Chinese Grand Prix in his hometown of Shanghai in 2004, Zhou took up karting and when his family realized at the age of 12 that he had tremendous talent for racing, they turned their lives upside down and moved to Sheffield where their son could compete alongside Britain's and Europe's brightest talents. "Coming from Shanghai, which is so big and so busy, Sheffield doesn't have that many big buildings and the way people live is much more relaxed," says Zhou. “You're always busy in Shanghai and it's a very different way of life. Learning a second language wasn't the easiest thing and school was very different than home.” While living in Yorkshire, Zhou honed his skills at Strawberry Racing, winning both British and European Championships. "I found it quite strange that you went to different classrooms and different buildings [for different subjects]," he explains. “Each building had its own cloak that you had to put on before entering, it was a nightmare to remember all of that! I was a pretty fast sprinter so they wanted me to play in the senior team which I tried a bit but I got injured twice and decided to get away from it! Will you be the next Jenson Button?' They were keen that I always go away to race at the weekends and sometimes come back with trophies.” Zhou rose through the racing categories in Yorkshire and joined the Ferrari junior program before eventually moving up from Formula 3 to F2 and now to F1. The 23-year-old credits Sheffield and his people with forming a part of his character. "I was the only Chinese in the whole school, and that made things even more difficult," Zhou explains. “People from Sheffield are very laid back and straight forward. If they believe in something, they'll just tell you, and that's a pretty good way of doing things I think. The results Zhou has achieved so far in Formula 1 have been impressive. He took a point on his Bahrain debut and has overtaken teammate and ten-time race winner Valtteri Bottas three times. "I think that's normal because there was only one spot available and I was the one who got it. But from my side I don't take it personally, I take it as energy to move forward. I belong here, I deserve to have the seat and show my potential. It's good to imagine people turning around like that in three or four months.” The responsibility of representing a nation with such a large population in a new frontier is not lost on Zhou, but he does enjoy his ambassadorial duty. “[I want] to get more people interested in motorsports in China, and I see a clear trend of people racing at home. To be that person who represents her in the best category in all of racing is amazing. "Even at home people would say it's impossible for us to have a driver in F1 because we start so far back. Drivers have tried to go to Europe before but weren't good enough, but I've always believed in myself. I'm trying to tell the world and everyone at home that we can do what everyone else does, that we're not just good at table tennis. For Zhou, one of the most useful things that helped him overcome the horror of the Silverstone crash was to focus on his goals. "My next dream is to race in front of a home crowd," he says, with China set to return to the F1 calendar in 2023. I think the whole circuit will be full!” Whatever Zhou Guanyu achieves in his racing life, his achievements are lauded from Yu Gardens to Yorkshire. Although his Formula One career has only just begun, some of Sheffield's stainless steel is clearly rooted in a driver who came through one of the sport's most horrifying accidents in modern times without a single scratch on his body or character.

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July 15 - Health is wealth

The daily news cycle is an endless stream of shock and horror, but Feel-Good Friday is here to bring some balance to the universe and offer a glimmer of hope to humanity. While we can't solve all of the world's problems, do you have the solution for the glorious weekend ahead. (Author: Gardener)

July 15 - HealthThe daily news cycle is an endless stream of shock and horror, but Feel-Good Friday is here to bring some balance to the universe and offer a glimmer of hope to humanity. After two years, TEDxSydney is back in person at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 5 August with this year's IMPRINT theme, where speakers will give us insights and new ways of thinking about the future, a future that is more hopeful and inspiring than she is currently presented . The latest panel of speakers has just been announced and features leaders, innovators and thinkers who can offer new solutions to the old problems of how to tell better stories and how to live, work, care, laugh and survive better. The architects of the Uluru Statement have teamed up with THE ICONIC to release a new t-shirt in support of a First Nations voice in Parliament. The t-shirt was designed by acclaimed APY artist and leader of the Uluru Dialogue leadership team, Sally Scales - a proud Pitjantjatjara woman. Created with the Scales family in mind, the new design represents a powerful message of support for a constitutionally enshrined voice of Parliament that has endured for generations - shown by incorporating the artistic styles of her mother, grandmother and Sally herself . The t-shirt is available in adult and children's sizes exclusively from THE ICONIC, in a partnership aimed at spreading national awareness and support for the Uluru Declaration in the run-up to a referendum. Guide Dogs VIC is celebrating the arrival of its winter litter, but the young pups need loving and responsible volunteers to help them over the next twelve months while they develop some of the basic skills needed before their formal guide dog training. Volunteer puppy trainers play a crucial role in transforming young puppies into budding guide dogs that will one day provide the independence and freedom that blind or partially sighted people need. Visit the Guide Dogs website to learn more and apply to be a Puppy Raiser. NRL stars and commentators Petero Civoniceva, Geoff Toovey and Andrew Voss are urging Australians aged 50-74 to get Get2It and take the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test when it comes in the mail. Around 1 in 13 Australians will develop colon cancer in their lifetime. This test can detect cancer in its early stages so it can be treated more quickly. Visit the Cancer Council website for more information. The M&M'S Comedy Spotlight will hit the Australian comedy scene in August 2022 to help bridge the diversity gap by encouraging greater representation in the arts and entertainment industries. The Comedy Spotlight aims to support emerging talent through mentoring, financial support and events. Established comedian Nazeem Hussain will be a mentor and is excited about the opportunity to give back to the comedy scene after overcoming his own adversity in the industry. Nazeem will provide unique and valuable advice to aspiring comedians. To enter the Comedy Spotlight — and to gain mentorship from Nazeem Hussain and access to promotional support — visit the project's website. Nike is a second-year partner of the Melbourne Marathon, allowing athletes of all skill levels to converge at the starting line on October 2nd. From the beginner to the elite runner looking to achieve a personal best, Nike aims to support all levels with its recently launched 4x Free Custom Training Plans utilizing the Nike Run Club App and its Audio Guided Runs. So as you prepare to hit the pavement, visit the Nike Run Club app website to maximize your workout. Leading outdoor retailer Anaconda has announced the launch of its largest outdoor retail concept, Anaconda Adventure HQ. The new store at Hume Highway, Chullora, Sydney will be the largest and most interactive adventure store in the southern hemisphere. The new center will feature expanded and exclusive product ranges, including the launch of boats, caravans and camper trailers, as well as unique interactive and customer experiences such as a fishing simulator and a 40-foot barramundi and Australian bass aquarium used for fishing demonstrations.

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"I feel a lot better than I sound," Biden says from COVID isolation

President Joe Biden apologized for his froggy voice while speaking to reporters and his business staff from COVID isolation on Friday afternoon. (Author: Gardener)

COVIDPresident Joe Biden apologized for his froggy voice while speaking to reporters and his business staff from COVID isolation on Friday afternoon. "Well, thanks, let me start by apologizing — my voice — I feel a lot better than I sound," the president said at the beginning of his remarks, his vocal range noticeably lower. He gave a thumbs-up to reporters who asked him how he was feeling when journalists were told to leave the room. "I feel a lot better than I sound," Biden said again. Biden's press pool was gathered with his business team in the South Court Auditorium while the President was kept away from them in the upstairs residence of the White House. At the briefing, spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden was very "active" on Friday. "The president said he still works more than eight hours a day," said Jean-Pierre. White House COVID Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha, told reporters, "The President is better." He showed me his plate," Jha said, laughing. "I didn't ask for the menu, but I did see an empty plate with crumbs on it, and I have a few guesses as to what was there. "I asked him about his appetite. He joked that his only regret was that his appetite hadn't changed," Jha continued. "He was in a very good mood," added the COVID coordinator. Biden's symptoms "have improved," according to a letter the White House received Friday morning from the president's physician, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, published. O'Connor reported that Biden ended his first full day of the antiviral Paxlovid after testing positive for COVID-19 on both an antigen and a PCR test Thursday morning. O'Connor said Biden's symptoms continue to be a runny nose, fatigue - and now a "loose" cough. “His voice is deeper this morning. The White House doctor said Biden would continue on Paxlovid, which would be supplemented with oral hydration, acetaminophen and an albuterol inhaler used by asthmatics. Prior to the release of the doctor's letter, the White House released another photo of Biden working from the residence — this time wearing a mask. The picture shows the President signing the FORMULA Act, a bill temporarily removing tariffs on imported baby food, on Thursday. "President Biden continued working from the White House this morning, including phone calls with his national security team," the tweet said. On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping contacted Biden to wish him a "speedy recovery," Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported. "I want to offer you my deepest sympathy and wish you a speedy recovery," Xi said, according to AFP. On Wednesday, Biden said he plans to speak with the Chinese leader within the next 10 days but would not reveal if he had made a decision on whether to maintain or end China's Trump-era tariffs. Xi's message was the first contact between the two leaders in four months as the relationship has deteriorated over Taiwan, Ukraine and other issues. Earlier this week, State Department spokesman Zhao Lijiang lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is reportedly planning to visit Taiwan next month. S. ties and sending a seriously wrong signal to Taiwan independence forces," Zhao said. S. should insist on going the wrong way, China will take decisive and strong measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity," the spokesman added. COVID-19 originated in China and Biden initially pushed U. Chinese state media said Chinese President Xi Jinping reached out to Biden on Friday for a "speedy recovery" after the American president's COVID diagnosis. White House COVID Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha (right) made the rounds on morning shows on Friday and said on CNN that Biden was "doing fine" and "the symptoms were basically the same. On Friday morning, Jha made the rounds on the morning shows and said he last spoke to Biden's medical team around 10 p.m. Thursday night. He said on CNN that Biden was "doing fine" and "the symptoms were basically the same." On ABC's Good Morning America, Jha pushed back that Biden's age could make fighting the virus more problematic. "He's as protected as he can against this virus," Jha replied, pointing to the four COVID shots the president has received in addition to his prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid. Jha will again be present at Friday afternoon's White House press briefing. The White House has so far resisted putting O'Connor before the press.

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Tri Star Exec accused of spying on Britney Spears fails to win key hearing delay

Robin Greenhill requested a last-minute postponement to add more lawyers, but the judge saw no "irreparable damage," keeping the July 27 court showdown over Britney's escrow demand (Author: Gardener)

Robin GreenhillThe Tri Star executive, who is accused of helping Britney Spears' father 'mirror' his daughter's iCloud account to spy on the pop star's private messages, has lost a last-minute bid, a key hearing next Week to postpone whether they have to sit and cough up documents for a statement. Robin Greenhill requested the postponement this week, saying she hired a new law firm last weekend - and her new lawyer needs more time to "familiarize himself" with her application, which was served by Britney's attorney Mathew Rosengart last October quash subpoenas. For his part, Rosengart denied the requested delay, arguing in a duel filed Tuesday that Greenhill was still being represented by her longtime attorney, Eric Adler, and that new evidence found by a third party allegedly showed that Greenhill was "false or materially misleading." had "made public statements" in a previous affidavit. The court said Greenhill has failed to demonstrate that she would suffer "irreparable harm" if the July 27 hearing on her application stayed on the calendar, where it has been held for months. Greenhill and her boss, Tri Star CEO Lou Taylor, are both fighting Rosengart's attempt to videotape her -- as well as his subpoenas demanding all documents and communications related to "electronic surveillance, cloning, or tapping of Britney's phone." everything to do with Tri Stars' estate compensation and everything regarding Britney's medical care, the singer's allegations that she was forced to work and the alleged wiretapping of Britney's bedroom. Rosengart issued the subpoenas after Greenhill was specifically singled out in blockbuster statements by former Spears security guard Alex Vlasov in the New York Times documentary Controlling Britney Spears. According to Vlasov, Greenhill was in a group chat with Britney's father, Jamie Spears, and Vlasov's boss, Edan Yemini, Black Box's chief of security, who analyzed "every step" Britney took in the depths of her court-ordered conservatorship. “Even in the holy place, their home, every single request was monitored and recorded. Vlasov claimed that Yemini once "had an audio recorder placed in Britney's bedroom." He also said it was Greenhill who suggested setting up an iPad with Britney's iCloud account so that it would "mirror" all of her activities. "Edan brought me text messages that Britney would have and he asked me to encrypt those messages and give them to him so he could forward them to Robin and Jamie," Vlasov said. In a Nov. 4 affidavit accompanying her request to have the subpoenas vacated, Greenhill claimed "no one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms. Spears' electronic communications." She also denied any knowledge of a "hidden electronic surveillance device placed in Ms. Spear's bedroom" and suggested that Rosengart's request for records dating back 14 years was "grossly exaggerated" as Tri Star was not involved in Britney's career or the making of the Films Conservatory in early February 2008. "Tri Star played no part in proposing the establishment of the Conservatory," Greenhill wrote. According to Rosengart and his co-counsel, Kyle Freeny, Greenhill's statements were false. In a July 1 affidavit, Freeny told the court that Black Box Security created Word documents containing screenshots of Britney's text messages that Yemini emailed to Jamie and Greenhill between 2016 and 2019, without comment. The attorneys also provided the court with a January 1, 2008, email that Jamie's attorney, Geraldine Wyle, sent to Taylor discussing the best time to apply for conservatorship. This is the first safe day to face trial on this matter," Wyle wrote in the email a month before Britney's guardianship was granted. In a subsequent email to Jamie Spears on January 17, 2008, Taylor wrote that she had already spoken to others about Andrew Wallet, the man who would eventually become Jamie's co-conservator. "He and Tri Star will serve as Co's W You," Taylor wrote, meaning her company would join Wallet as another co-conservator. "Tri Star's own internal emails -- obtained from a third party -- indicate that Tri Star's Lou Taylor played a significant role in Ms. Spears' affairs prior to and during the early days of the Conservatory," Rosengart told the court in one File of July 1st. Rosengart claims Tri Star earned more than $18 million from Britney's estate during her conservatorship. He claims Tri Star's unwillingness to answer his questions shows the company "has a lot to hide." He has accused Taylor of misusing estate funds to pay for expenses such as an ad in The Hollywood Reporter and personal legal fees. Britney's attorney, a former federal prosecutor, has also challenged Jamie's agreement to pay Tri Star a minimum annual guarantee of $500,000, even after Britney went on hiatus and stopped performing near the end of her conservatorship. That agreement was in effect when Taylor abruptly resigned as Britney's general manager in October 2020, around the same time the "Toxic" singer's former attorney began publicly objecting to Jamie's role in managing the estate. (Britney's conservatorship was terminated on Nov. 12.) According to Tri Star's attorneys, Britney has not demonstrated any "third-party fraud" on the part of her former management team that would authorize her to subpoena documents from previous accounting periods previously upheld by the court. They have claimed that only records dating back to January 1, 2019 are fair game for subpoenas.

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Britney Spears calls Michelle Pfeiffer "the most charming...sexy...and alluring" in her Instagram post.

"I know she has no idea who I am but I just want to let her know that some stupid southern girl always thought she was a goddamn god," Spears wrote alongside a clip from 1992's Batman Returns (Author: Gardener)

Michelle PfeifferBritney Spears wants Michelle Pfeiffer to know she's a huge fan! On Tuesday, Spears shared a clip of Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in 1992's Batman Returns to her Instagram page, along with a long, heartfelt caption about the 64-year-old Golden Globe winner's acting talent. "I feel like she's the most charming...sexy...and seductive woman," Spears, 40, wrote. "Of course, @michellepfeifferofficial, who I've never met, is the character 🐈🐈🐈...she's the most conventional in this movie as possible," the Grammy winner continued. In the scene, Pfeiffer's character, who has just survived a near-fatal fall, assembles her black latex Catwoman costume from home while surrounded by cats. "I know not how you are, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much tastier," says the actress as she wears the costume for the first time. "The cataclysm she unveils at Hell's Gates is filled with anticipation and biting revealed at their best 😬😬😬," the pop star explained. Spears then referred to the many Batman remakes and revivals that have been produced since the release of the Tim Burton-directed 1989 Batman sequel, praising Pfeiffer's performance as outstanding in the franchise. RELATED: Britney Spears sings new version of 'Baby One More Time' after not singing on 'Extremely Long Time' "There's been a hell of a lot of remakes since then, but honestly I don't think anyone can even come close to that scene alone!!!" wrote the "...Baby One More Time" performer. Despite having five #1 singles, selling nearly 150 million records worldwide and being known as the "Princess of Pop," Spears doesn't believe that Pfeiffer would know who she is." I know she has no idea who I am, but I just want to let her know that some stupid southern girl always thought she was a goddamn god, and I did." so much respect for her it's kinda crazy," she continued. "Thank you for doing your craft so beautifully 🙏🙏🙏...one and only Pfeiffer!!!" Pfeiffer isn't the only famous woman to have Spears recently shouted via Instagram."She came to my wedding," Spears began of the caption r writing and posted a picture of the Only Murders in the Building star in a khaki top with a multicolored graffiti covered skirt. RELATED: Britney Spears and Selena Gomez get emotional on Instagram: 'I'm incredibly lucky to know you' Continuing the caption and referring to Gomez, the newlywed wrote, 'I was SO HAPPY!!! She told me, "I just want you to be happy thrice"..."Two hour specials with reps...You're such a special person and I had to share this picture...I thought it would make her happy," Spears continued away. In a comment below, Gomez wrote that she was "speechless." to read the pop star's tribute. "Britney – you are so kind and have the most beautiful soul. I'm more than happy to know you. You deserve all the happiness in the world!💕,” the Rare Beauty founder wrote.

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Everton fans resume protests against club's leadership under Farhad Moshiri

Everton fans resume protests against the club's leadership under Farhad Moshiri - supporters had staged strikes and sit-ins at games last season. (Author: Gardener)

Farhad MoshiriEverton fans will resume their protests outside Goodison Park on Saturday to try to get a deeper look into the club's "mismanagement" under owner Farhad Moshiri. Fans had previously staged walk-outs and sit-ins at games last season, but with the relegation battle threatening the club's 68-year-old top-flight status, the focus was on an orchestrated campaign aimed at maximizing home advantage and empower the players. However, with Moshiri appearing to have given up on a potential takeover, cumulative losses of £370million over three years, one of their best players at Richarlison sold and missing a squad reinforcement with a seventh permanent manager just two weeks before the start of the new season will be six years old the fans will be out and about again in droves this weekend. Are you fed up with the poor management of our football club by the owner, the chairman and the board? Then please join us to protest at Goodison Park on Saturday 23 July at 12pm. "In the last six years since Moshiri took over the club has been in an apparent downward spiral," a spokesman for the 27-year campaign (referring to the time since Everton's last trophy) told the PA news agency. “Financial fair play has hit us at such a point that we have been forced to sell what is arguably our best player and we are struggling to reinvest that money. "It's more than mismanagement, it's more the erratic behavior of the owner and the board who also work with him. "If he (Moshiri) wants to continue, he can't continue with this board. Everton fans will protest the club's operations at Goodison Park this weekend (Peter Byrne/PA) (PA Wire) Previous protests have been directed at the board in general and longtime chairman Bill Kenwright in particular. But organizers of Saturday's gathering want it to be about raising awareness of the issues and calling for better communication from the club, rather than singleing out individuals. "It's no secret at all that there are a large number of Evertoners who are unhappy with Bill Kenwright, (CEO) Denise Barrett-Baxendale and others on the board," added the spokesman. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale have been targeted at previous protests (Nigel French/PA) (PA Archive) 'They are trying to influence Moshiri into making the right decisions. "What we really want is proper communication from the board to be told that there is some sort of plan in place." Everton have dismissed criticism of their communications with supporters, with a source saying it was "a fallacy and wrong". . 🔵 | "I want to assure you all that Everton Football Club is not for sale." — Everton (@Everton) July 14, 2022 The club highlighted a series of open letters from Moshiri, most recently last week, in which he said: " Judge us at the end of the transfer window - not now" and also on the communication channels that are now open through the newly established supporters' council. Chairman Jazz Bal said in his opening remarks: "My colleagues and I fully understand that it is our job to reflect the views of the entire fan community to Everton's board and senior management team. “Through the FAB we all now have a direct line with senior Everton officials. We work directly with board members.”

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Friday, July 22 afternoon weather forecast

Friday, July 22 afternoon weather forecast (Author: Gardener)

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Chelsea close Jules Kounde deal plus Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko confirmed

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea close to Jules Kounde deal and Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko confirmed - Follow all football transfer news, rumors and latest updates today (Author: Gardener)

Jules KoundeManchester United's pursuit of Frenkie De Jong continues to rumble as the start of the Premier League season draws nearer and there is still much to be decided in the transfer market. Manchester United's pursuit of Frenkie De Jong continues to rumble as the start of the Premier League season approaches and there is still much to be decided in the transfer market while Chelsea remain hopeful that this time they will fend off competition from Barcelona for one of their key goals, to strengthen Thomas Tuchel's squad. Whilst Chelsea remain hopeful this time around they will fend off competition from Barcelona for one of their key objectives, to bolster Thomas Tuchel's squad. The Sevilla star will cost over £50m as Barcelona are heavily linked with the France international and are already beating the Blues against Raphinha after the Londoners were initially interested in the former Leeds winger. The Sevilla star will cost over £50m as Barcelona are heavily linked with the France international and are already beating the Blues against Raphinha after the Londoners were initially interested in the former Leeds winger. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo's future remains in doubt, the Portuguese is looking to leave Manchester United but his salary remains prohibitively expensive and Erik ten Hag claims the No.7 is not for sale with a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo's future remains in doubt, the Portuguese is looking to leave Manchester United but his salary remains prohibitively expensive and Erik ten Hag claims the No.7 is not for sale with a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. Real Madrid are not interested according to the latest reports, while a shock move to Atletico Madrid has also been rumored. Real Madrid are not interested according to the latest reports, while a shock move to Atletico Madrid has also been rumored. Follow the latest transfer news with our live blog below: Follow the latest transfer news with our live blog below: 18:21 , Luke Baker It took a while to get this ready but Oleksandr Zinchenko is now OFFICIALLY an Arsenal- Player after completing his move from Manchester City. The 25-year-old has made 128 appearances for City, can operate in defense or midfield and is on a long-term deal for £32m watch.” “Alex is a high quality player who will give us options and versatility. It's not just about the positions he can play, but the versatility he'll give us on offense and defense. "Alex is a person of great human qualities and character and I am delighted that everyone has made this great effort to bring Alex to the club." 15:30 , Luke Baker Brazilian defender Dani Alves has joined Mexican club Pumas UNAM on a free transfer, shared the Liga MX club on Thursday, a month after completing his second spell with Barcelona. Raphael Varane has no regrets about joining Manchester United 15:15 , Luke Baker Raphael Varane has no regrets about joining Manchester United despite a difficult first season at Old Trafford, made worse by former club Real Madrid's Champions League win . Barcelona came back from the brink but are still betting on their chances for a sustainable future 10:49 , Karl Matchett What's going on at Barcelona this summer, why are they spending so much but can't register players and what's new at Frenkie de Jong ? Miguel Delaney's deep dive into the Catalan club is now a must: given the fact he was once assured he was 'Barcelona's future', Frenkie de Jong might roll his eyes at stories like the one below. A few months ago, the Catalan club talked about a potential summer destination, but it was at a time when La Liga's salary cap meant they couldn't register any signings. The player was interested but understandably skeptical and the situation formed a large part of the discussions. Everyone still wants to play for Barca. The sales club, which originated from Germany, was not so confident. Barcelona are back from the abyss but are playing with their future again 10:15 , Karl Matchett Well one of them seems to override the need for the other depending on what Erik ten Hag wants from his team this season. But with Cristiano Ronaldo set to stay (so far), the Red Devils will have to decide who will support and compete with him in attack - the Manchester Evening News report they have 'decided' to keep Anthony Martial. That said, they also say there's "no market" for the France forward, perhaps suggesting United haven't decided anything at all and are simply sticking to keeping him. A day or two ago there were the first tenuous links over a double deal with Barcelona, ​​with United wanting to bring Memphis Depay back as well as Frenkie de Jong, with €20m enough to sign the striker, who has a year left on his contract and he quickly hit her back, saying he wasn't interested in moving to north London. 08:45 , Reuters Brazilian defender Dani Alves has joined Mexican club Pumas UNAM on a free transfer, the Liga MX club said on Thursday, a month after completing his second spell at Barcelona. Alves won six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies among other important honors in his first spell at Barcelona in 2008-16. "Dani Alves we are waiting for you," Pumas wrote on Twitter. Alves helped Brazil win Olympic gold in last year's Tokyo games, in addition to two Copa America titles and two Confederations Cup trophies with the national team. The 39-year-old has garnered more than 100 caps for Brazil since his senior debut in 2006 and was part of the teams that featured in the World Cups in 2010 and 2014. Alves was with Sevilla in 2019 after 17 years in Europe, Barcelona, ​​​​Juventus and Paris St. Germain joined Brazilian club Sao Paulo but canceled his contract in September after a row over unpaid salaries. He returned to Barcelona in November and signed a contract until the end of the 2021/22 season and reunited with former teammate and newly appointed manager Xavi Hernandez. Alves made 14 league appearances as Barcelona finished second, 13 points behind Real Madrid. Alves won six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies among other important honors in his first spell at Barcelona in 2008-16. "Dani Alves we are waiting for you," Pumas wrote on Twitter. Alves helped Brazil win Olympic gold in last year's Tokyo games, in addition to two Copa America titles and two Confederations Cup trophies with the national team. The 39-year-old has garnered more than 100 caps for Brazil since his senior debut in 2006 and was part of the teams that featured in the World Cups in 2010 and 2014. Alves was with Sevilla in 2019 after 17 years in Europe, Barcelona, ​​​​Juventus and Paris St. Germain joined Brazilian club Sao Paulo but canceled his contract in September after a row over unpaid salaries. He returned to Barcelona in November and signed a contract until the end of the 2021/22 season and reunited with former teammate and newly appointed manager Xavi Hernandez. Alves made 14 league appearances as Barcelona finished second, 13 points behind Real Madrid. Raphael Varane has no regrets moving to Manchester United 08:33 , Karl Matchett Raphael Varane has no regrets moving to Manchester United despite a difficult first season at Old Trafford, exacerbated by former club Real Madrid's Champions League win . There was optimism at the Red Devils last summer when France international Jadon Sancho followed and joined a club that had just finished runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League. Varane enjoyed an unforgettable reception at a packed Old Trafford before a convincing win over rivals Leeds and the return of former Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo raised expectations. But things soon went wrong for United. There was optimism at the Red Devils last summer when France international Jadon Sancho followed and joined a club that had just finished runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League. Varane enjoyed an unforgettable reception at a packed Old Trafford before a convincing win over rivals Leeds and the return of former Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo raised expectations. But things soon went wrong for United. Poor results saw the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim replacement Ralf Rangnick, who took the side to just sixth place, while injuries limited the defender to just 20 league starts. "It wasn't the best season, the best results," Varane told the PA news agency. Poor results saw the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim replacement Ralf Rangnick, who took the side to just sixth place, while injuries limited the defender to just 20 league starts. "It wasn't the best season, the best results," Varane told the PA news agency. "Of course I wanted to play a little more, but that's part of football and we're looking forward to next season." When asked if his former team's success had convinced him he made the wrong decision, he replied four-time European champions: “Absolutely not. I think in football you have to challenge yourself and try to improve and I wanted to have another experience after 10 years in the same place – so no.” “Of course I wanted to play a little more, but that's part of football and we're looking forward to next season.” When asked if his former team's success had convinced him he made the wrong decision, the four-time European champions replied: “Absolutely not. I think in football you have to challenge yourself and try to improve and I wanted to have another experience after 10 years in the same place – so no.”

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Koulibaly is due for Chelsea debut after six-year transfer hunt

"Ready to win trophies bro?" Reece James called Kalidou Koulibaly, Chelsea's newest signing, last week while attending the club's US tour in Las Vegas. "Sure, yes bro, 100 per cent," the new £33m defender promptly barked back at his new team-mate. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaNow at his new side's training camp in Orlando, the former Napoli man is ready to make his debut against Arsenal in the Florida Cup tomorrow night. Chelsea have landed a player they have wanted for six years. Antonio Conte was the first to try and Thomas Tuchel has finally signed the Senegalese international, who is known as one of the best centre-backs in the world. A legend at Napoli, he has been crowned Serie A's best defender and has been voted Team of the Year in four of his eight seasons at the club. Since his debut for Napoli in 2014-15 he won more tackles (344) and made the most successful passes (14,528) in Serie A. Then he joined Napoli but for all his quality he only won two national trophies in Italy. However, he did lift an Africa Cup of Nations trophy with Senegal alongside Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in January. His arrival at Chelsea could end his wait for success at club level and his former Napoli team-mate Jorginho admits he had been trying for a while to get his friend to join him in west London. "We talked a lot about it," said Jorginho. "Even before I came here, Chelsea were interested in him and now it's finally happened, so it's really good." Koulibaly admits he can't wait to be reunited with Jorginho and Mendy. He said: "Jorgi texted me and asked if I would like to come. At the time I wasn't sure if they wanted me, but of course I said I'd like to come. He already speaks good English and is known for his total dedication to his craft. Jorginho (right) said: "He already speaks better English than me, so that will help him a lot to settle in. One concern that has been raised around Koulibaly's big-money move is his age and the length of the contract he has been offered. The 31-year-old signed a four-year deal, at the time a record-breaking transfer for a player over 30, but one that was quickly broken by Barcelona's new signing Robert Lewandowski. For manager Tuchel, however, age is not an issue. "We have Thiago Silva, who is even older and super experienced and still at the top of his game," he said. "We hope Kalidou can do the same and play for us for many years. Chelsea are looking to make more signings this summer and are ready to take their total spending to £200m under new Boehly-Clearlake owners. "We want to be up there. We want to push,” said Mason Mount after his team's last friendly in Charlotte. "Of course Raheem [Sterling] and Kalidou are also joining us, they are two incredible players who have done very, very well over the last few years."

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Chelsea close to Jules Kounde-Deal and Frenkie De Jong most recently at Man United

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea close to Jules Kounde deal and Frenkie De Jong last at Man United - Follow all football transfer news, rumors and latest updates today (Author: Gardener)

Frenkie De JongManchester United's pursuit of Frenkie De Jong continues to rumble as the start of the Premier League season draws nearer and there is still much to be decided in the transfer market. Manchester United's pursuit of Frenkie De Jong continues to rumble as the start of the Premier League season approaches and there is still much to be decided in the transfer market while Chelsea remain hopeful that this time they will fend off competition from Barcelona for one of their key goals, to strengthen Thomas Tuchel's squad. Whilst Chelsea remain hopeful this time around they will fend off competition from Barcelona for one of their key objectives, to bolster Thomas Tuchel's squad. Jules Kounde could become their second significant defensive upgrade following the departures of Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen after Kalidou Koulibaly. Jules Kounde could become their second significant defensive upgrade following the departures of Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen after Kalidou Koulibaly. The Sevilla star will cost over £50m as Barcelona are heavily linked with the France international and are already beating the Blues against Raphinha after the Londoners were initially interested in the former Leeds winger. The Sevilla star will cost over £50m as Barcelona are heavily linked with the France international and are already beating the Blues against Raphinha after the Londoners were initially interested in the former Leeds winger. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo's future remains in doubt, the Portuguese is looking to leave Manchester United but his salary remains prohibitively expensive and Erik ten Hag claims the No.7 is not for sale with a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo's future remains in doubt, the Portuguese is looking to leave Manchester United but his salary remains prohibitively expensive and Erik ten Hag claims the No.7 is not for sale with a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. Real Madrid are not interested according to the latest reports, while a shock move to Atletico Madrid has also been rumored. Real Madrid are not interested according to the latest reports, while a shock move to Atletico Madrid has also been rumored. Follow the latest transfer news with our live blog below: Follow the latest transfer news with our live blog below: 14:00 , Karl Matchett Everton boss Frank Lampard has been vocal about the need to make commitments quickly, especially after one 4- 0 pre-season loss in USA and sale of Richarlison to Tottenham. Two Wolves players are on their radar with what appears to be a £20m bid for Morgan Gibbs-White already rejected, says the Telegraph, while the Birmingham Mail says Leander Dendoncker is the defensive option, which Lampard is most keen on. Meanwhile, Patrick Cutrone has barely kicked a ball for Wolves since signing and never looked for the English game and the £16m striker is now wanted by Rangers and Celta Vigo, Italian media say. He only has one year left on his deal and Wolves want to sell. 13:45 , Karl Matchett Arsenal does not appear to have finished their summer reinforcements. They were linked with Raphinha before his move to Barcelona so it's no surprise to see another winger on the radar, this time with PSV man Cody Gakpo in his sights. According to football.london's report, Mikel Arteta admires him, but other English clubs are also involved and he wants to get into the Premier League at some point - although the World Cup squad remains his priority. 12:15 , Karl Matchett A latest update now on Chelsea target Jules Kounde and it's good for Blues fans. Barcelona are the team competing with them to sign the Seville centre-back and the Catalan outfit are currently on a pre-season tour in the United States. There, club president Joan Laporta was reportedly asked by a fan if they will sign Kounde - but he replied, as captured by Relevo: "No, he will sign for Chelsea." Laporta doesn't actually appear in the video, just his voice, it should to be heeded but it seems the £55m deal should be finalized soon. Barcelona came back from the brink but are still betting on their chances for a sustainable future 10:49 , Karl Matchett What's going on at Barcelona this summer, why are they spending so much but can't register players and what's new at Frenkie de Jong ? Miguel Delaney's deep dive into the Catalan club is now a must: given the fact he was once assured he was 'Barcelona's future', Frenkie de Jong might roll his eyes at stories like the one below. A few months ago, the Catalan club talked about a potential summer destination, but it was at a time when La Liga's salary cap meant they couldn't register any signings. The player was interested but understandably skeptical and the situation formed a large part of the discussions. Everyone still wants to play for Barca. They have a completely different image of Barca now. It's one that's becoming more prevalent in the game. Barcelona are back from the abyss but are playing with their future again 10:15 , Karl Matchett Well one of them seems to override the need for the other depending on what Erik ten Hag wants from his team this season. But with Cristiano Ronaldo set to stay (so far), the Red Devils will have to decide who will support and compete with him in attack - the Manchester Evening News report they have 'decided' to keep Anthony Martial. That said, they also say there's "no market" for the France forward, perhaps suggesting United haven't decided anything at all and are simply sticking to keeping him. A day or two ago there were the first tenuous links over a double deal with Barcelona, ​​with United wanting to bring Memphis Depay back as well as Frenkie de Jong, with €20m enough to sign the striker, who has a year left on his contract and he quickly hit her back, saying he wasn't interested in moving to north London. 10:00 , Karl Matchett So it's time for a Manchester United shutdown, beginning with the ongoing and long-running hunt for Frenkie de Jong. Barca owe a salary of €17m that De Jong is said to waive. He's not particularly keen on the idea, as one would expect from the agreements with Barcelona. Today's news from Sport says manager Xavi Hernandez - who joined Barca's US tour just yesterday after a visa problem - will sit down with his Dutch midfielder to discuss exactly why the club want him to leave given financial problems are near -certainty after their summer releases if De Jong doesn't leave. 09:30 , Karl Matchett Worth a recap of last night in case you missed it - Nottingham Forest have signed former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard on a free transfer. Lingard, a United Academy graduate, ended his 22-year association with the Old Trafford club after his contract expired last month. The 29-year-old England international, who made his United debut in 2014, has scored more than 35 goals in 200 games for them. Forest didn't specify the length of his contract but Sky Sports reported he had signed a one-year deal. Lingard had been linked with a move to Newcastle United as well as a return to West Ham United, where he enjoyed a successful loan spell in the 2020-21 season, during which he scored nine goals in 16 games. He will wear the number 10 jersey at Forest. Forest have been busy during the transfer window, signing defender Harry Toffolo and midfielder Lewis O'Brien from Championship side Huddersfield Town on Wednesday. Raphael Varane has no regrets moving to Manchester United 08:33 , Karl Matchett Raphael Varane has no regrets moving to Manchester United despite a difficult first season at Old Trafford, exacerbated by former club Real Madrid's Champions League win . There was optimism at the Red Devils last summer when France international Jadon Sancho followed and joined a club that had just finished runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League. Varane enjoyed an unforgettable reception at a packed Old Trafford before a convincing win over rivals Leeds and the return of former Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo raised expectations. But things soon went wrong for United. Poor results saw the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim replacement Ralf Rangnick, who took the side to just sixth place, while injuries limited the defender to just 20 league starts. "It wasn't the best season, the best results," Varane told the PA news agency. "Of course I wanted to play a little more, but that's part of football and we're looking forward to next season." When asked if his former team's success had convinced him he made the wrong decision, he replied four-time European champions: “Absolutely not. I think in football you have to challenge yourself and try to improve and I wanted to have another experience after 10 years in the same place – so no.” 08:00 , Jack Rathborn Chelsea have signed the highly rated Sevilla- Defender Jules Kounde a step closer. The Blues have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old French centre-back and have now met the Spanish club's £55m asking price, according to multiple reports, with Kounde set to receive medical treatment in the next 48 hours.Thomas Tuchel rebuilds his defence the departure of Antonio Rüdiger to Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona, ​​leaving the aging Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta as middle halves at Chelsea's front line.

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