Good morning to all our readers out there, it’s time to check out the latest sports news today Friday July 26, 2019
Starting with Formula 1…
Lewis Hamilton has revealed his belief that this season of Formula 1 is his strongest ever but has claimed he’s enjoying every moment.
Having won seven of opening 10 races with a 39-point lead in the championship, Hamilton have the best record of his career at this particular stage as he head into the second-last race before their summer break.
Hamilton is the first ever driver since 2004 where Michael Schumacher won as many as seven races from the opening 10 races. Schumacher won 13 of 18 events back then, the highest ever win by a driver in a single campaign. This year however will have 21 events and it remains to be seen if Hamilton can break that record.
Moving to Football now…
Manchester City 19-year old youngster Phil Foden who has been termed the long-term replacement for midfielder David Silva has revealed he does not want the Spanish man to leave the club. Silva will leave the club at the end of the new season, bringing his time at the club to 10 years.
Everton have revealed their proposed new 52, 000 stadium capacity design which would be built at the Bramley Moore Dock in north Liverpool. A stadium they hope will be ready by 2023.
Arsenal duo Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil reportedly escaped an attempted robbery in London yesterday. A footage showed the duo were in altercation with men who were wielding knives on motorbikes but both players were able to escape the situation unharmed. Police have revealed they are investigating the case and no suspect has been arrested just yet.
Liverpool have identified Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton as their surprise target this summer.
Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal youngster Xavier Amaechi and the Gunners may be set to lose him permanently.
Everton are still interested in the £36m move for Juventus youngster Moise Kean.
Everton are ready to offer £60m plus Cenk Tosun for the signing of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
Arsenal are set to reopen talks with Celtic to sign £25m rated star Kieran Tierney.
Manchester United may be forced to buy Leicester City defender Harry Maguire after defender Eric Bailly sustained a knee damage against Tottenham in their Thursday friendly.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught driving at 68mph in an area of 40mph in London. He will also pay a fine of £750, £135 in costs and £75 victim surcharge according to reports.
According to reports, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could stay at the club for yet another season. This will put an end to the club’s bid to sign Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
PSG star Neymar has set his heart on returning to La Liga champion Barcelona and may not be convinced to sign for Juventus.
Newcastle have told Manchester United to pay as much as £30m if they want to sign midfielder Sean Longstaff.
Middlesbrough are reportedly interested in West Ham star Marcus Browne.
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his optimism for signing Colombia star James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. According to reports, Atletico Madrid are also after the Colombian forward after the club’s CEO Gil Marin opened the door to sanction the deal and it’s going to be a tug of war to sign him.
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has seen his transfer value increased after his £25m release clause expired on Thursday.
Napoli are set to sign Lille star Nicolas Pepe in a deal worth up to £73m which will see Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas go the other way.
Ipswich Town have put off Norwich by placing a £5m fee on 20-year old midfielder Andre Dozzell.
Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda is set to join Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has insisted his former teammate Ivan Rakitic wants to stay at the club despite interest from Inter Milan, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Feyenoord have confirmed the signing of Leroy Fer on a one-year deal after his contract with QPR expired in May.
Nigeria have moved up 12 places from 45th position to be placed 33rd in the latest FIFA World Ranking for July. Following their bronze medal win at the just concluded African Cup of Nations, Nigeria accrued 1481 points to move to 33rd in world ranking, still 3rd in Africa after Senegal who are first in Africa and 20th in the world and Tunisia who are second in Africa and 29th in the world. African champion Algeria moved to 40th position from previous 68th and moved fourth in Africa while Morocco moved to 41st in the world and sit fifth place in Africa.
In other ranking, Belgium stay first, Brazil moved second and France third.
Chelsea are ready to hijack Arsenal and Everton’s bid for Wilfred Zaha. The Blues are still observing their two transfer window ban, but the will look to sign him after the end of next season.
Chelsea have extended the contract of winger Willian and the 30-year old who has been a subject of interest from PSG and Barcelona.
According to reports, Arsenal are interested in signing Sami Khedira from Juventus. Wolverhampton, Fiorentina and Valencia are also interested in him.
West Ham forward Javier Hernandez has dismissed rumour linking him to MLS.
That would be all for now, have a wonderful day ahead.