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Lukaku approaches Athletic

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are close to finalizing the transfer of Belgian striker Lukaku Romelo the Spanish club as part of the deal for Diego Costa play at Stamford Bridge next season, says Britain today evening “Evening Standard”.

Lukaku, 21, has played on loan at West Bromwich and Everton past two seasons, although some of the fans of Chelsea was in favor of recall to address the lack of scoring that suffered this year’s team Portuguese Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian international, an attacker with technical talent despite his 1.90 meters in height, came to London from Anderlecht in 2011 for 18 million pounds (21.6 million euros) and although it has only been a starter in four times with the “blues”, has added 33 goals in two seasons in which he has been assigned.
Chelsea shuffles first choice player for sale £ 25 million (30 million euros), although is likely to accept an agreement to return to yield, according to British newspaper.
Tottenham, Everton, Roma and Juventus, among other European clubs have shown interest in the striker, but Atletico would be better positioned in the negotiations given the interest from Chelsea for the Brazilian coast and back Filipe Luis.
According to the “Evening Standard”, the entity owned by Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich would be willing to shell out 50 million pounds (60 million euros) for both players.
“At the moment I have to concentrate on myself.’ve Got to play a good World Cup. That is very interesting for all players who are looking for a good deal, and I want to be one of them. The Chelsea already know what my point view, “Lukaku told British media this week.

Diego Costa: traitor or antidote to nationalism?

Diego Costa
Diego Costa

The Today striker of Atletico Madrid, Brazilian footballer Diego Costa is in their country of birth order to stoning. Your decision to want to play the World Cup next year in the selection of Spain and not in the country that “gave all” has become among his little less than an outlaw. The most common adjective that is blamed is “traitor” and is reminded that it is not just “spit on the dish that fed him when he was hungry.”

Other, less likely to feed what an editorial in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo criticizes as “sectarian nationalism” even prefer to see the universalist attitude Costa as an “antidote to the old sin of nationalism.”

In Brazil writes that Atletico Madrid is a traitor because he had said that since childhood “his dream was to play in the Brazilian national” and now, “money”, has betrayed his old desire.

Some prefer to think that the wave of antipathy and verbal aggression against the player should be, above all, to go to contest the Cup with Spain, one of the most feared teams in the Brazilian team. “If it had decided to contest the World Cup in an unknown African team had nobody interested in it,” says El Pais journalist who has worked on television and now prefers to sell homes because it “pays more”.

However, if Costa has served to awaken the eternal theme of Brazilian nationalism, which they say has persisted since the days of the Empire, and that may be one of the reasons that Brazilians feel in any way Latin Americans. Nor Europeans. “We felt that, Brazilians,” they all say.

How to reconcile this strong sense of nationalism, which has advantages such as ignore some bloody rivalries between regional states as far apart as China Paris, with old inferiority complex coined by Brazilian writer Nelson Rodrigues as ” complex mutt “?

Is that one of the anomalies of a country not easy to understand or analyze, a rich and contradictory country at once, full of fascination with its load of humanity and strong accent of superiority when compared with its neighbors.

Folha’s editorial, which warns during the war raised against the Brazilian player, remember that there is even a contradiction between the heads of the national team, as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who seems to forget, in their Costa criticism, that he coached Portugal team after winning the Cup in 2002. And his colleague Alberto Parreira has coached four foreign teams.

Brazil is a country where old lingering nationalism are being nullified by the emergence of globalization in all fields. It is a modern country, a place where people from over one hundred nationalities, where all world cuisines can be savored and where they are at ease and at peace people’s different faiths and ideologies. Why keep it remnants of old nationalisms?

Diego Costa’s case, his “globalized” could act and should be read as a sign more than a few times in which true civilization should move away from the virus of nationalism and borders that separate people. Have not you said that football and sport in general, should be the modern substitute to old wars? And what greater antidote to war gesture Diego Costa of winning the World under a flag that is not his birth, but the universality of a world like no other photo ID badge and belong the human race?

Diego Costa and talks about his departure to Chelsea

Diego Costa, striker of Atletico Madrid and the Spanish national team, had a good meeting with eleven Forest without any hassle of coming to haunt him in recent months with his club.
The player then attended the media at the end of the match and when asked about his future, hinted that he could leave Chelsea English. “What if I go to Chelsea? Well, maybe yes, “were the words of the brave front.

Ancelotti aims for Ramires or Verrati

The newspaper Marca, in its issue of Saturday, reports that Carlo Ancelotti has two new names on the table in search of the midfielder who has called for next season.

Given the doubts about the Chilean Arturo Vidal and Frenchman Paul Pogba, the Italian coach told Florentino Perez and Jose Angel Sanchez, at a recent meeting of two players who are also on your taste.

The first, Ramires, 27, Chelsea midfielder currently concentrated with his selection for the World Cup. The Brazilian was signed in 2010 by Carlo Ancelotti for Chelsea and knows him well, but Jose Mourinho has his and their inclusion does not seem simple.

The other, Marco Verratti, young Italian who was enshrined in the PSG during the reign of Carlo Ancelotti on his stool. He has always shown a penchant for technical white today, but has been recently renovated with the French team, who will not part with its principal investment in the future.

Diego Costa ready to sign for Chelsea

It is still happening news about the future of Diego Costa and likely move to Chelsea. The latest news is that, as noted from England, have Atletico striker passed a medical with his new team.

This point was “The Guardian”, which ensures that Costa has passed the relevant examinations. Since the player is now concentrated with the Spanish team, it makes sense that English medium refers to a survey carried out weeks ago. Moreover, from the same British newspaper the interest that exists within ‘blue’ in two Atletico midfielder Tiago and Brazilian Filipe Luis lateral stresses.

The transfer would be sealed around EUR 40 million, the clause which has the player at Atletico Madrid and strengthen the rumors point to the arrival of Roberto Soldado to the Vicente Calderon.

Cesc, on his way to Chelsea

Cesc the most cost-effective transfer of the last five years! Andoni Zubizarreta will finally close a handover entering a considerable amount of money and is not out of step with the price paid to sign a player. Except Touré , all outputs of the last five years have been ruinous to the Catalan club , which is endemic as expensive to buy and sell cheap.

Fabregas has already decided to leave Barcelona and Chelsea Mourinho seems their next destination. The departure of Lampard , who has decided to go to New York, leaving a gap difficult to fill and Arenys is chosen . In fact , last week the player could have passed medical examination for Stamford Bridge club . Cesc was in London and various reports suggest that Chelsea chartered a private plane to take him to the British capital on a whirlwind tour .

Anyway not be easy for the blue entity , since the demands of football are far from what they want to pay . Cesc, Barcelona win in ten million gross per season, calls for the offer that has made him Manchester United, six million per year equals clean .

However, despite this amount, the whole Manchester United seems to lose in the fight for the player . Although Louis Van Gaal wants and that the Red Devils would be willing to make a deal , the fact that next season will not contest the Champions League is an obstacle in the negotiations.

Arsenal right of first refusal
In any case , the team will want to be paid more than 36 million euros . This is the amount that settled Arsenal Cesc to recover if it decided to leave the club. Given that Fàbregas fixed cost 35 million plus another 5 variables , and which has lasted three seasons at Barcelona, ​​the selling price would be great .

However, it seems difficult to go back to Arsenal Cesc . Arsène Wenger takes his team to Cazorla and Özil , so look for a more defensive midfielder profile and does not seem likely to invest such a high amount to be recovered to a player who already sold out three seasons ago. Also been interested in Liverpool , although there seems to have too many options. The City also seems to have abandoned the bid .

London attracts Cesc
Right now, Cesc is very close to Chelsea , which offers the possibility of returning to London , a city that has a mansion and it would have the approval of your partner. Keep in mind that the children of the previous marriage Daniella Seaman live in London.

Cesc already tired of being the center of criticism from the fans and that will not recognize their good numbers. His desire to leave coincides with the thought of Luis Enrique , who does not consider it necessary and believes that its sale could help reshape the team . Cesc ‘s future will be decided in the coming days . The player’s agent , Darren Dein , has lately been making arrangements with different clubs in the Premier , conscious of having Cesc good poster .