Five stars could save Spurs’ horror season, including Dybala, and Fernandes

first_imgBruno FernandesSporting Lisbon’s star man was chased by Spurs and Manchester United all summer with Real Madrid and Liverpool also keeping tabs.And Tottenham even had a £40million bid turned down by the Portuguese champions because of Champions League and Premier League clauses they included.Riccardo SottilThe Fiorentina winger made his Italy Under-21 debut earlier this month having moved into the Tuscan side’s first-team.And Spurs reportedly sent scouts to watch the Serie A star play against Atalanta on Sunday night. But they would have left disappointed given the 20-year-old remained on the bench throughout the 2-2 draw.Dael FryMiddlesbrough’s bright young defender, 22, is a target for Spurs, Man City and Everton and the North Londoners could move in January to shore up their leaky defence.Fry recently reacted to speculation linking him with a move, saying: “If I want to play in the Premier League I want it to be with Middlesbrough.“This season, I’ll give 110 per cent but obviously if not who knows what’s going to happen.”77 Paulo Dybala is a target for SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Real Madrid would let Isco go if they got a £72m offerCredit: Getty – Contributor7 Bruno Fernandes was a target for Man Utd but Spurs could swoop in JanuaryCredit: Getty – Contributor7 Tottenham sent scouts to watch Riccardo Sottil on SundayCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Dael Fry is a target for several Premier League clubsCredit: PA:Empics SportTwitter slates ‘plastic’ Southampton fan for filming fake celebration during derby win over Portsmouth TOTTENHAM have had a very shaky start to the season and it got even worse when they crashed out of the League Cup to League Two minnows Colchester United on Tuesday.The North Londoners sit seventh in the Premier League and have failed to win four of their six games so far.7 Mauricio Pochettino refused to slam his players for their Colchester performance but could dip into the transfer market to improve his squad in JanuaryCredit: ReutersTheir stats so far also include an embarrassing home defeat to relegation candidates Newcastle and a 2-1 defeat at Leicester last time out.But after Mauricio Pochettino refused to slam his current players after their Colchester defeat, here are five new recruits the Argentine could bring in in January to save Tottenham’s slide.Paulo DybalaSpurs lined up a £65million bid for the Juventus forward on deadline day but it fell through at the last minute when the Italian champs pulled the plug.The attacking midfielder could be a perfect replacement for Christian Eriksen, who wanted a new challenge in the summer and has started the season in indifferent form.IscoThe Spanish midfielder is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and was made available by the Spanish giants for £72m earlier in the summer.Los Blancos still need to offload some big stars having signed Eden Hazard, and are still courting Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.last_img read more

UN Staff Association Joins Ebola Campaign

first_imgThe staffs Association for the various UN specialized agencies, including  United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Women (UN Women), have donated 36 cartoons of rain boots to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as their initial contributions toward the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.The donation was made Wednesday, September 10, at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare by the president of Staffs Association, Mr. Calixte Hessou, to the Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Mathew Flomo.The total cost of the 36 cartoons of the rain boots is put at US$1,000 and the total number of rain boots in the cartoons is 136 pairs.Mr. Hessou said staffers the UN agencies have observed the high increase in death, especially among health workers, who should be catering for the sick.“As staffs of these entities, we thought it wise to join the fight against Ebola by making donation of needed items to the Ministry to help workers while carrying out their duties in the country,” he said.Mr. Hessou, who is a staff of UNFPA, called on all Liberians to join the fight against the deadly virus by taking all the preventive measures, including washing hands very frequently, stop eating bush meats, stop touching, among others to protect their lives. Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Mathew Flomo, who received the items on behalf of the Ministry, thanked the UN staffers for the Association’s effort in joining the Ministry to fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.Min. Flomo said the items came in at the right time when health workers are in dare need of such protective gear.“We will distribute these items to the various health centers so that they can be used by the health workers,” Mr. Flomo assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more