Aziz Yildrim, the president of the FC Fenerbahce, confirmed for the Turkish media that there is a strong interest of the famous Turkish club for Edin Džeko.As reported in some Turkish media, Yildrim gave ‘green light’ to the sports director of this club to negotiate about buying the ‘Diamond’.Turkish sports magazines write that Džeko should arrive to Turkey by the end of the season as a gift to the fans if Fenerbahce wins the title of the champion.Colleagues from Turkey also write about the first contacts made between the club, manager and Fenerbahce.Acun Ilicali, the Turkish TV speaker and Yildrim’s close friend said that ‘Džeko is getting very close to coming to Fenerbahce’. As we find out, the Turkish club would pay 15 million euro for the bh. player.Wilfried Bony’s arrival to City increased the concurrence and apparently, the ‘Citizens’ are willing to sell one of their strikers.(Source: Klix)
Manchester City headline the Premier League’s relaunch on WednesdayLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return on Wednesday after 100 days in lockdown, with Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal taking centre stage at the start of a frenetic dash to finish the season.While the coronavirus pandemic means the Premier League will look very different from three months ago, football-starved fans will be able to feast on 92 games crammed into less than six weeks.There is still much to decide over the rest of the season, with Liverpool on the brink of their first English title for 30 years, Champions League places up for grabs and a heated relegation battle going down to the wire.Relegation-threatened Aston Villa get the ball rolling on Wednesday with their home game against European hopefuls Sheffield United.Pep Guardiola’s second-placed City provide the star power when Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium a few hours later.A City defeat would mean leaders Liverpool would clinch the title if they won at Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday.It was the announcement that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had contracted the virus in March that forced the Premier League to press pause.With all games being played behind closed doors, players will have to get used to the eerie silence in the usually noisy stands.Piping crowd chants into stadiums, cardboard cut-outs of supporters and live video fan walls will add colour but the absence of fans will be a jarring sight at first.In total, about 300 people will be allowed in stadiums for each match, with strict health protocols in place.There will be widespread disinfection of changing facilities, dugouts, matchballs, goalposts, corner flags and substitution boards.People other than players and coaching staff on team benches must wear face coverings.Players have been told to maintain social-distancing during goal celebrations and encouraged not to spit.– ‘A little bit weird’ – Share on: WhatsApp Having followed the return of Germany’s Bundesliga and La Liga in Spain, City manager Pep Guardiola is well aware what an unusual experience it will be.“It was a little bit weird watching the games,” he said. “When you play at home you have that extra intensity and passion from the crowd. That is not going to happen.“But when the players were little kids they played in the streets without spectators and they played good. That is what they have to do. It is a football game. Try to follow what they know.”Concerned that the hectic schedule will impact his players’ fitness and the quality of their performances, Guardiola added: “The problem is not to play one game, it is to play another and another with a lack of physical training to be prepared.“They had six weeks (to prepare) in Germany, double what we had, and five weeks in Spain.“We have to adapt as quick as possible. In terms of the rhythm, if teams don’t rotate their performance goes down immediately. There will be a lot of ups and downs in the games.”The Premier League’s rush to finish the season has drawn criticism from some clubs and players, including City stars Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.With England so badly hit by the pandemic and Guardiola’s own mother dying of the virus in Spain, the City boss was asked if he had doubts about whether the Premier League should return now.“Sometimes,” he said. “I understand we have to do it. Always you had the feeling the damage for the clubs was huge. You have to do it to reduce the impact as much as possible.“We were in contact with the doctors, the scientists. They allowed us to play so of course we do it.“But overall the health of the people (is most important). Nobody wants to die because they are contaminated. The social distance, the mask, the hand sanitiser.“We have to stay alert because the virus is still there.”
A local mother was arrested after she reportedly left her 4-year-old daughter in an air conditioned vehicle for an extended period of time to attend a job fair.The incident occurred Monday in Fort Lauderdale.According to the report, 25-year-old Amber Collier left the child in a locked and air conditioned vehicle with a cellphone while she attended the job fair.“What happened, basically, she went for a job interview and the allegation is she left her child in her vehicle,” Collier’s public defender told Broward County Judge Jackie Powell Tuesday. “But the vehicle was on with the air-conditioning on.”Judge Powell, however, says he concern was more about the length of time the mother spent inside the job fair while the child was in the vehicle.“My concern is not that the child would have overheated,” he said. “My concern is, in that period, over an hour, anybody could have gone to that car and taken that child.”A prosecutor argued that the single mother who also attends college part-time left the child with the phone and instructed the child to call the authorities if she felt like she was in danger.“She left the 4-year-old a cellphone to contact the police if there was an emergency,” he said, explaining what Collier told police.Despite the prosecutor’s argument, Judge Powell charged Collier with one count of child neglect without great bodily harm and set her bond at $5,000.The prosecutor then explained that Collier could not afford that bond because is a struggling single mother who was just trying to get a job while she attends college part-time through a financial aid program.“Financially, right now, she’s going through a tough time and she wants to work,” he said.Colliers bond was then reduced to $2,500 but she was ordered not have contact with her child pending the outcome of a family court hearing.