Агент Тимур Гурцкая в интервью Youtube-каналу «Футбольный Биги» рассказал о подробностях перехода полузащитника Бахтиера Зайнутдинова в московский ЦСКА.
По словам агента, глава селекционного отдела ЦСКА Андрей Мовсесьян не хотел подписывать Зайнутдинова.
«Это лучшее приобретение клуба в летнее трансферное окно», — сказал он.
Напомним, что зимние сборы московского клуба начнутся 17 января.
После 19 туров Российской премьер-лиги ЦСКА набрал 37 очков и расположился на втором месте в турнирной таблице.
Ранее сообщалось, что ЦСКА сыграет со сборной свободных агентов Испании.
Sam Allardyce will receive a six-figure bonus for every place West Bromwich Albion finish above 18th in the Premier League, due to an extraordinary contract that could earn him up to £10million in 18 months at the club.
In a complex deal, the new manager’s remuneration package is directly linked to his side’s finishing position, with Allardyce to receive a percentage of the club’s Premier League prize money if they avoid relegation on top of pay for keeping them up.
The value of Allardyce’s contract is capped at £10m if he hits every performance target, although he has not made the immediate impact West Brom were hoping for since being appointed last month, taking one point from three matches and angering some players with public criticism.
Former Burnley chairman Mike Garlick has secured a guarantee that the club will revert to his ownership if ALK Capital default on the terms of their takeover.
The Delaware-based sport and media investment group bought a controlling 84 per cent stake in Burnley last month but the £150million takeover is due to be paid in three staged payments, much of which is contingent upon borrowing. Garlick will regain control if there are issues with any of the subsequent payments and has also retained his place on the board — although ALK managing director Alan Pace has replaced him as chairman.
Clarke explains his gaffes
Former chairman Greg Clarke has written to some FA Board members offering an explanation for the disgraceful comments which led to him resigning last November.
While not seeking to excuse his use of dated language and racist stereotypes, and conceding it was unacceptable, Clarke is understood to have told his former colleagues he was exhausted and unwell, due to the stress of dealing with the fallout from the Project Big Picture row, and was not in a fit state to appear before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee where he made his gaffes.
Ironically, Clarke did much to promote the cause of achieving greater racial equality during his time at the FA, pushing through the governing body’s new Football Leadership Diversity Code and nominating Paul Elliott to become the first black member of the FA Board.
The Premier League’s move to tighten up their Covid-19 protocols extends to their VAR hub and broadcasting operation at Stockley Park, in addition to clubs’ stadiums and training grounds. From next week, all visitors to Stockley Park will be required to wear surgical masks that they will be provided with, rather than being permitted to bring their own facial protection, which has been the case since the site re-opened last June.
Saudi boost to Newcastle bid
Broadcaster beIN Sports have held positive talks with the Saudi Arabian government about lifting their ban on broadcasting there — which could help revive the Public Investment Fund’s proposed takeover of Newcastle that was blocked by the Premier League last summer.
The Premier League is BeIN Sports’ biggest offering and they extended their contract for the Middle East and North Africa region in a £367million deal last month, despite currently having their signalled blocked in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi’s decision to end their three-year blockade of Qatar earlier this month has led to progress in the long-running TV dispute, however, and a return to legal broadcasting would remove a key part of the Premier League’s opposition to the Newcastle bid.
Jamie O'Hara has questioned Tottenham's fragile mentality after they dropped more points from a winning position in the draw against Fulham before insisting that Jose Mourinho's team are not good enough to hold on to slender leads.
The disappointing draw for Spurs means they failed to reclaim third place and go level on points with Liverpool after Harry Kane's first-half header was cancelled out by Ivan Cavaleiro in the 74th minute.
The result left a frustrated O'Hara questioning Mourinho's tactics against a relegation candidate, while the former Spurs midfielder claimed the Tottenham boss can't rely on his winning blueprint at Chelsea because the centre-backs he has now just don't compare.
'I don't think they're good enough at the back to hold on to 1-0 leads,' O'Hara told talkSPORT. 'I've always said this: with Eric Dier, [Davinson] Sanchez or [Toby] Alderweireld – they're not John Terry, they're not [Ricardo] Carvalho.
'They're not the players that Mourinho has had. I think with the attacking prowess that we've got, you've got to go again. You've got to look to keep scoring.
'What's annoying me is that we're doing the same thing and expecting different results. All right, we're not losing, but the draws are killing us.
'We're coming out second half scrappy and I don't understand why we played [Moussa] Sissoko right midfield at home. He's been fantastic in midfield and I know [Harry] Winks has done well and warrants a start but you have to make tough decisions sometimes.'
Gareth Bale was left on the bench for Wednesday's draw against the Cottagers with questions being asked about his fitness issues.
But O'Hara was adamant the Welshman needs gametime to get back to full fitness quicker.
'He's never going to get fit if you don't play him,' O'Hara added.
'When I watch Bale, he is miles off it and looks like he's off the pace but he's still got a goal in him, he still has talent. He can still do something out of the ordinary.
'Then you've got [Erik] Lamela and Lucas Moura. So I just don't understand why we're playing this negative way. In the second half, we we're basically waiting for Fulham to attack.'
O'Hara was also left frustrated by how deep Kane was having to drop to receive the ball against Fulham, insisting the Spurs talisman should've been further up the pitch to be the team's main focal point in attack.
He added: 'I don't know what's happening at half-time or what mentality they've got to think they're good enough to hold on to 1-0 leads. We're not. You have to keep going and keep looking to press.
'I think one of the biggest problems is that Harry Kane is coming so deep to get the ball, there is no one else to stretch the other team.
'So in the second half, Fulham grow in confidence, so we might as well push up the pitch and we might as well press. No one is running in behind us. Harry Kane is basically playing midfield.
'Son Heung-min is the only one who looks to run beyond and instead, they should tell Kane to stay up top, be in charge of their back two, deal with them, you be our focal point and we can still play into you.
'Then we can get up the pitch, then you can link and you're getting the ball in the final third instead of getting it in midfield, getting a few touches and playing a couple of nice passes but he's not hurting the team.'
Kate Winslet has claimed she would worry about if her 'bum looked big' when she was filming scenes in a body bag for disaster movie Contagion.
The actress, 45, spoke candidly on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast on Thursday about how she felt about her 'curvy' figure during her career, as she reflected on the unfair expectations put on women in the industry.
Speaking about Contagion, she admitted: 'I get slung into a ditch in a body bag. Almost every take, I'd open one eye and say, "Does my bum look big in this?" Stupid, typically vain nonsense.'
Detailing how she perceived her weight in the past, Kate added: 'People would talk about me like I was different, because I was slightly bigger than average. I was a size six.'
She went on to say that in Hollywood in the 90s was 'completely riddled with very slender women in a way that was not entirely balanced'.
However, Kate did stipulate that she feels the film industry has changed, and said she 'values and appreciates' how she can embrace her natural beauty in Ammonite.
Despite her previous concerns, Kate said she is happy with how her figure looks now, as she added: 'I feel very proud of my 45-year-old self.'
In Ammonite, the actress and Saoirse Ronan transform into lovers Mary Anning and Charlotte Murchison, who embark on an intimate affair.
The plot centres around the famous paleontologist, who becomes involved in a forbidden romance with Saoirse's character after she they are sent to convalesce by the sea together.
Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, explored a scenario in which a lethal and fast-moving influenza is spreading around the world, a topic that feels quite prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December, the director revealed he was was reuniting with Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns on the project, which he called a 'philosophical sequel' to the original film.
Speaking on Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast, he said: 'I’ve got a project in development that Scott Burns is working with me on, that’s a kind of philosophical sequel to Contagion but in a different context.
'You’ll kind of look at the two of them as kind of paired but very different hair colors. So, Scott and I had been talking about, ‘So, what’s the next iteration of a Contagion-type story?’ the director continued.
While he wouldn't give any more details, he insisted they were hard at work on the story, but admitted, 'We should probably hotfoot it a little bit.'