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Man City declare trio ‘off limits’ as they offer defensive duo in Lionel Messi transfer



Man City declare trio 'off limits' as they offer defensive duo in Lionel Messi transfer

Man City are preparing a bid to bring Lionel Messi to the Etihad but have told Barcelona that three of their players are ‘off limits’.

Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus will not be offered as part of any deal despite reports suggesting both players could be used as make-weights in a transfer.

Riyad Mahrez is also staying at the club as City have no plans on losing the Algerian winger.

However according to The Sun, defender Eric Garcia is available while full-back Angelino is also surplus to requirements.

Barcelona are interested in signing Garcia, 19, who has already informed City he will not be extended his contract which expires next year.

Eric Garcia could be included in City’s offer for Lionel Messi

Meanwhile Angelino has returned from a loan spell at Red Bull Leipzig who do not have the funds to sign him permanently this summer.

The 23-year-old has burnt his bridges at City somewhat after admitting earlier this year he would prefer to stay with the German club in a thinly-veiled swipe at Pep Guardiola.

It is not known whether Barcelona want to sign Angelino or not but they are looking for a long-term replacement for current left-back Jordi Alba.

Angelino may also be used as a make-weight in any deal
Angelino may also be used as a make-weight in any deal

Any agreement for Messi would naturally also involve some serious cash on top if City are to land the forward this summer.

The Barcelona captain is still hopeful of manufacturing his exit on a free transfer but the clause in his contract expired in June and the club are not likely to waiver that when they could command a fee for his services.

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Messi’s release clause stands at £630million but Barca would no doubt be open to lower offers given they could lose the 33-year-old for nothing in 2021.

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City are already believed to be in talks with Barcelona over Messi's transfer
City are already believed to be in talks with Barcelona over Messi’s transfer

City look to be the favourites as Messi is said to be keen on reuniting with former boss Guardiola.

It is claimed he told Guardiola (via Marca ): “I want to win the next two Ballon d’Or awards, and I can only do that with you”.

And as per a report from The Times , City CEO Ferran Soriano is currently in Spain discussing a potential transfer.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



Germany sentenced Russian to life imprisonment for political murder by order of Moscow - 12/15/2021
BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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