Sam Warburton Sam Warburton said he used to dream of pulling on the lilywhite jersey and play for Tottenham, but what would you rather do? The Drive team needs your help … 1
To the delight of Man United fans, David De Gea is still their player. Spain international De Gea has won two fans’ Player of the Year awards and was strongly tipped to join Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.DE GEA: ‘I SAW VAN GAAL PUT MY MADRID CONTRACT IN THE BIN’However, there are numerous reports the goalkeeper will be offered an extension to a deal set to expire at the end of next season.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from Man United fans on the possibility of De Gea remaining at Old Trafford beyond the 2016/17 campaign. David De Gea will reportedly be offered a new contract at Man United 1
1 Ander Herrera Manchester United have rubbished reports linking midfielder Ander Herrera with a move back to La Liga, according to the Daily Mail.The Red Devils have received no enquiries for the Spaniard, who is allegedly being monitored by both Barcelona and Valencia.The Catalans have long admired Herrera since his Athletic Bilbao days and have touted him as a future replacement for Xavi – who left Barcelona for Qatar in the summer.The 26-year-old has seen competition for places in the United midfield increase over the summer after the acquisitions of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.The £28.8m midfielder has flitted in and out of the starting line up so far this campaign, but he remains happy at Old Trafford and has no plans on leaving.Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal also views Herrera as a key component in his plans, particularly after an impressive individual display during United’s emphatic Champions League qualifying victory at Club Brugge.
1 Arsenal fans on Twitter hit out at their team following Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb. Gunners fans are renowned for having a moan on social media and they were out in force after this latest defeat.. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex McLeish joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to look ahead to Tuesday night’s League Cup showdown between near neighbours Aston Villa and Birmingham.Villa have endured a disappointing start to the season, winning just one of their opening six Premier League games, while visitors Birmingham go into the match in good form having lost just once in the Championship this term.McLeish, who has managed both clubs, believes the pressure is all on Tim Sherwood’s side and says he would not be surprised to see the Blues pull off a famous derby victory over their top-flight rivals at Villa Park.The Scot said: “Tim has to get the Aston Villa show back on track. When he came in, he was a breath of fresh air and it is absolutely vital he wins this one tonight.“But Gary Rowett looks relaxed. He has put a bit of pressure on Villa saying they are fourth from bottom in the Premier League. All these little things niggle and get under your skin and I’m sure the Blues will put up a very good fight. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a shock.”
Chelsea have lost their seventh game of the season after only having played 12 and are languishing in 16th position, only three points outside the relegation zone.Stoke are the most recent team to conquer the Blues, with Marko Arnautovic scoring a well taking scissor kick at the Britannia on Saturday night.And although Jose Mourinho was absent from the stadium due to his ban, there is no escaping the torture of social media.See below for the best memes, pictures and tweets regarding Mourinho and Chelsea’s demise this season… 1 [View the story “‘Only one man can save Chelsea!’ – All the best pictures and memes as the internet laughs at Jose Mourinho” on Storify] Chelsea fans donned a Jose Mourinho mask for the defeat at Stoke
Getty – Getty Images Marco Verratti has stuck up for Romelu Lukaku 1 Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Marco Verratti a new contract – amid reported interest from Chelsea.talkSPORT told you on Wednesday how the Blues were planning an audacious swoop for the Italian, in the hope he could kickstart their season.Chelsea currently sit 16th in the Premier League after 16 games and there has been talk they will add to the squad in January.Verratti is reportedly high on Mourinho’s wish list but now PSG have reacted by offering the midfielder a bumper deal.“We are in the process of discussing a contract extension with PSG,” Verratti’s agent, Donato Di Campli, told TMW.“The interest of other clubs is greatly satisfying, the peak of his entire path that he has followed since Marco Verratti has arrive in Paris.“But his future, we see it at PSG, where he is engaged until 2019.”
1 Everton boss Roberto Martinez is hopeful of adding to his squad before the end of the January transfer window.The Toffees have already signed youngsters Shani Tarashaj and Matthew Foulds for the long term but Martinez is now looking for recruits to make an impact during the second half of the season.Dynamo Kiev striker Andriy Yarmolenko is a player Everton have been consistently linked with over several windows.Martinez claimed he did not know the Ukrainian’s agent was at Goodison Park for the FA Cup win over Dagenham on Saturday but confirmed he has irons in the fire.The Everton manager said: “We’ve been working really, really hard to get some business (done) really early. Shani Tarashaj was our target number one in terms of doing it quickly. “We’ve got a couple of situations that could happen. The shape of the squad is going to be determined in the last week of the window and we want the squad to be stronger than it is now.”Martinez is also hoping to offload a couple of players on the fringes of the squad.Winger Aiden McGeady was left out against Dagenham because three clubs, two domestic and one from abroad, have shown an interest in taking him on loan.Midfielder Darron Gibson could leave on similar terms while forward Steven Naismith has been the subject of enquiries from Norwich and another Premier League club.Martinez said: “We’re going to work together with Aiden and his representative and we’re going to make the right call. There’s been three enquiries and it’s going to be over the next couple of weeks that we’re going to make the final decision.“It would be a loan until the end of the season and (he and Gibson) would be returning and competing strongly in pre-season in view of the next campaign.” Roberto Martinez
By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER The Golden State Pops Orchestra, which frequently performs at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, will mingle with supporters Sunday at a start-of-the-season fundraiser. The first event of its kind for the nonprofit orchestra, president Linda Grimes is hoping the “friend-raiser,” as they are calling it, will become a fun new way to kick off each season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It’s a chance for us to visit with our audience,” Grimes said. The event, to be held at Boardwalk Cafe in Ports O’ Call Village, will feature a wine-tasting, silent auction and music by the Alistair Tober Jazz Quartet, as well as Lainie Nelson with Andy Howe. The wine will be provided by PRP Wines, and local restaurants will be offering samples of their food. Grimes and conductor Steven Allen Fox will be on hand to greet guests. “There will be good music, good wine and hopefully some good friends,” Grimes said. She and the other planners decided to call the event a “friend-raiser” because they thought it was more fitting. “We recognize that we exist for our audience, and the more friends of the orchestra we have, the bigger the audience is and more people come to enjoy the music,” Grimes said. If the event is successful, the orchestra may continue it as the new season kickoff. “I think there’s a lot of music lovers,” Grimes said, “and it’s a relaxing afternoon.” The first GSPO concert of the season will be “Halloween Fright Night 5,” on Oct. 27 at the Warner Grand Theatre. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A reputed leader of the Mexican Mafia was arrested in Mexico and faces a court appearance today in Riverside County, authorities said. Tony Gonzales Rodriguez Jr., 37, was taken into custody in Baja California and was turned over to the FBI on Saturday, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI. Rodriguez allegedly is a high ranking member of the Mexican Mafia in the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Eimiller said. He is scheduled to make an appearance in U.S. District Court in Riverside today, Eimiller said. Rodriguez was arrested for federal crimes including distribution and possession of narcotics, Eimiller said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.