Lozano won’t leave PSV in January – Raiola

first_imgHirving “Chucky” Lozano is not headed for a January exit from PSV, according to his agent Mino Raiola.The Mexico international has become one of the Eredivisie’s star forwards since his move from Liga MX club Pachuca in the summer of 2017.Lozano’s debut season saw him score 17 goals with PSV, finishing fifth in the Eredivisie Golden Boot rate and helping his club to the league title. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? His second campaign has been arguably better, as Lozano has a return of 11 goals in just 17 games in the league thus far, while PSV have a narrow two-point lead over Ajax at the top of the table.Lozano also added another four goals this season in the Champions League, though it was not enough to keep his team in Europe as they finished fourth in a group with Barcelona, Tottenham and Inter Milan.The forward has been previously linked with bigger clubs across Europe and his strong performances in both the Eredivisie and Champions League have done nothing to lessen that reported interest.Recent reports claimed Napoli and Chelsea were in the market to bring Lozano this January.However, Raiola has now denied any exit this month for the Mexico star, saying no move will happen until the summer.“Hirving stays at PSV until the summer,” Raiola was quoted as saying by Eindhovens Dagblad. “PSV doesn’t want to sell him now.”Raiola said there is no interest from Chelsea at this time.The Blues have already spent big this January, landing United States international Christian Pulisic in a £58 million (€64m/$73m) deal, though the 20-year-old winger will remain on loan with Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season.Lozano has previously said he hoped God would give him a chance at the Premier League later in his career.After a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium, Lozano told ESPN: “I hope that God, some day, gives me a shot at playing in the Premier League,” Lozano told ESPN after his club’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley. “I like it very much.”I think the Premier League is great. I think that it would be fabulous to play with any of the clubs, but I would love to play for one of the big clubs. I hope that God gives me the chance.”last_img read more

Yemen UN chief welcomes measures by Saudiled coalition to ease access for

“The coalition has committed to increase humanitarian fuel deliveries to one million litres per week over the coming weeks,” Mr. Guterres said in a statement on Thursday. He noted that in light of the dire, unrelenting humanitarian crisis, the fuel will be delivered, based on need, to health facilities and water stations to keep life-saving services running for local communities. “I also welcome the generous $1 billion pledge by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support humanitarian action in Yemen, as well as their commitment to raise an additional $500 million from other donors in the region,” he stated. The 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) was launched on 20 January and seeks $2.96 billion to assist 13.1 million people across the country. The Secretary-General urged all donors to channel their contributions through the YHRP and rapidly convert pledges into cash for aid agencies. He renewed his call to all parties to cease hostilities and engage meaningfully with the UN to achieve a lasting political settlement. “The most effective way to address humanitarian suffering in Yemen is to end the conflict,” he stressed. Since the escalation of violence in March 2015, when conflict broke out between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement, Yemen, already the poorest in the region, has been left on the verge of a humanitarian collapse. The UN relief wing has more on the Yemen crisis here read more

RavensChiefs Preview Capsule

BALTIMORE (7-5) at KANSAS CITY (10-2)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Chiefs by 9RECORD VS. SPREAD — Baltimore 6-6, Kansas City 8-3-1SERIES RECORD — Tied 4-4LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Ravens 34-14, Dec. 20, 2015LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Falcons 26-16; Chiefs beat Raiders 40-33AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 12, Chiefs No. 3RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (22), PASS (32)RAVENS Defence — OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (2)CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (13), PASS (3)CHIEFS Defence — OVERALL (31), RUSH (22), PASS (32)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Baltimore is 3-0 including playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium. … Ravens have won three straight after three-game skid. They are half-game back of Pittsburgh in AFC North. … Baltimore held Falcons to 131 yards total offence last week. … Ravens have had at least 200 yards rushing in three straight weeks, becoming first team to accomplish feat since 2010 Jaguars. … Ravens are only team to rank in top 5 in third-down defence and offence. … First-round pick Lamar Jackson has 265 yards rushing in Ravens’ last three games, setting NFL record for QB in first three starts in Super Bowl era. … Ravens LB Terrell Suggs needs one sack to pass Leslie O’Neal and Lawrence Taylor (132 1-2) for No. 13 on NFL career list. Suggs needs two to pass John Abraham for 12th. … Chiefs coach Andy Reid is fourth among active coaches in career winning percentage at .602. Ravens coach John Harbaugh is fifth at .594. Harbaugh was assistant under Reid in Philadelphia. … Reid needs one win to tie Marty Schottenheimer (205) for seventh most in NFL history. … Kansas City is 5-0 at home and leads AFC West by one game over Chargers. … Chiefs lead NFL in scoring at 37 points per game. … Kansas City is 12-2 in December since 2015. … Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has league-leading 41 TD passes and 43 throws of 25-plus yards. Mahomes has thrown six TD passes in game twice this season. … Mahomes is second to Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger with 3,923 yards passing. … Chiefs’ Travis Kelce has 1,082 yards receiving, tops among TEs. … Kansas City is second in NFL with 39 sacks. … Chiefs DE Chris Jones has 10 sacks, including at least one in each of last eight games. … Fantasy tip: RB Spencer Ware will get bulk of carries for Chiefs in second game following release of Kareem Hunt, but start him only if you must. Ravens have league’s top-ranked defence and are No. 3 in NFL against run.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more