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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal and EPL latest updates



Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal and EPL latest updates

Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season, which begins in fewer than four weeks’ time. Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona may hinge on whether president Josep Bartomeu leaves or not, with reports that the Argentine will push for an exit unless he is replaced as the man in charge at the Nou Camp in the coming weeks. Manchester City continue to monitor the situation, with the club weighing up a move for the Barca great.

Arsenal are on the verge of announcing a new contract for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a three-year deal worth £250,000 a week, and the club also hope to make progress this week in their pursuit of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Borussia Dortmund meanwhile have insisted that they do not have to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer, despite seeing a near-£40m loss in their financial results due to coronavirus.

Liverpool have expressed their interest in signing 29-year-old Thiago Alcantara this summer as he has just one year remaining on his contract, but the club will not meet Bayern Munich’s €30m valuation and hope to talk the German club down to a negotiated fee in the coming days. Follow the live updates below.

Manchester United are looking at alternatives to Jadon Sancho, should the move for the Borussia Dortmund forward fail to come off.


With Dortmund standing firm on their £108m valuation, United are not against calling off talks and pursuing other targets, with Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele one of those who has been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford.


Now another name has emerged on the radar, with Sky Sports reporting that Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been identified as a temporary solution who would be available for significantly less than Sancho’s asking price.


While Untied already have the attacking talents of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial available, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no secret of his desire to increase his squad’s strength-in-depth, which would be the motivation behind the move for the 29-year-old Brazilian.

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Wilfried Zaha is determined to leave Crystal Palace this summer with aspirations to play in the Champions League – and it seems he is not short of interested parties.


Sky Sports reports that the Ivory Coast international is wanted by Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco this summer, with all three having the funds to prise him away from Selhurst Park.


Arsenal attempted to buy Zaha last summer along with Everton, but could not meet Palace’s £80m valuation – a fee that Zaha felt priced him out of a move in the transfer market.


But the club are more resigned to losing Zaha this summer, and will allow him to leave if a club comes calling with the right transfer fee.

Manchester City have reignited their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and will rival Premier League opponents Chelsea for the 29-year-old.


Koulibaly has long been rated as one of the best centre-backs in Europe, but Napoli have done well to fend off competition from other clubs who have been interested in his services over the years. 


But with the club missing out on European football this season, a move away looks to be in the pipeline, and Italian outlet La Repubblica reports that City have renewed their efforts to sign the Senegal defender.


Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Koulibaly, and a bidding war could develop if both clubs continue to press on with their interest.

David Silva confirmed his next club on Monday night following his Manchester City departure, with the Spaniard returning to his homeland to join Real Sociedad on a two-year deal.


The news was greeted with huge ovation in the Basque country, given everything Silva has achieved in his career, but the announcement did not go down quite so well with Lazio, who believed they were on course to sign the midfielder.


Silva was in talks with Lazio weeks ago over a move to Serie A, but it’s reported by Football Italia that the club are ‘furious’ with the news as they were never informed that he had rejected their approach for another offer.

Borussia Dortmund will continue to play hardball with Manchester United over negotiations for Jadon Sancho, despite the German club’s latest financial figures making rather worrying reading.


Dortmund announced a loss of €44m for the year ending 30 June 2020, with chief financial officer Thomas Tress putting the reduction down to the absence of any transfer business because “the market has collapsed due to Covid-19”.

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However, when asked about whether that means the club needs to sell England international Sancho – who is currently valued at £108m – he had a firm answer.


“We weren’t in a situation where we had to sell at any cost. Clubs noticed that too.”

Liverpool are ready to press on with their interest in Thiago Alcantara and attempt to sign the Spain midfielder.


But the Premier League champions will not pay the current €30m asking price communicated by Bayern Munich, as they feel it is too much for a player who is out of contract next season, according to The Guardian.


The 29-year-old has informed the German club of his intention to leave for the Premier League this summer in an effort to give himself a new challenge, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on giving the 29-year-old that chance at Anfield, providing the clubs can reach an agreement on his transfer fee.


Bayern will not prevent him from leaving as long as their asking price is met, meaning Liverpool may have to cough up the cash or find another way of tempting Bayern into lowering their demands.

The second part of the Arsenal news surrounds the Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.


The Telegraph reports that Arsenal have agreed personal terms with the 22-year-old Brazilian, who has caught the eye in Ligue 1 this season, but a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.


The reports adds that there is a particular problem though in that Napoli believe they are in pole position to sign Magalhaes for around £27m, though the Italian club have not agreed a deal with the player himself unlike Arsenal.

Arsenal are preparing to make a two key moves in the transfer window.


The first surrounds captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who according to The Telegraph has agreed a new three-year contract worth around £250,000-a-week, which will prevent him from leaving on a free transfer next summer.


Mikel Arteta has made it no secret that he wants Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal, and after a strong finish to the season – which crucially saw the Gunners win the FA Cup to qualify for the Europa League next season – it seems Aubameyang has committed his future to the north London club.

Lionel Messi’s decision may hinge on the future of one man: Josep Bartomeu.


The Barcelona president was part of the board meeting yesterday that elected to sack Setien, but he himself is under growing pressure to turn around the situation at the club – largely because of Messi’s apparent opposition towards him.

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Messi has not forgiven Bartomeu for failing to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp last summer, and ESPN reports that his future will depend largely on whether Bartomeu stands down at the next presidential election. Manchester City are monitoring Messi’s situation, as although they are interested in what would be a blockbuster signing, they are also aware of how the club could be used for his own contract benefits.

Where else to start than with the upheaval at Barcelona?


Last night saw head coach Quique Setien sacked after the club’s disappointing second half of the season, which culminated in their humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.


The failures have led to Lionel Messi questioning his future at the club – more on that in a minute – and it means that the club need their third manager in the space of eight months ahead of the new La Liga season, which begins next month.


Former midfielder Ronald Koeman is the favourite to take the job and return to the Nou Camp, having enjoyed a successful career with Barcelona and coaching under Louis van Gaal’s reign as manager there.


Mauricio Pochettino and Xavi are also in the running, but it appears the club are set to negotiate a release fee with the Dutch Football Association to spring him from his current contract to enable him to become the new Barcelona manager.

Good morning and welcome back to The Independent’s transfer news live blog!


With the longest ever Premier League season finally wrapped up and consigned to the history books, attentions once again turn to the summer transfer window, which opens nearly two months later than normal.


Clubs are set for a busy seven weeks until the 5 October transfer deadline, with a number already confirmed to be in the market to reinforce their squads ahead of the 2020/21 season – which will begin on the weekend of 12 September in fewer than four weeks’ time.


Without further ado, let’s take a look at the headlines this morning.

Lazio are said to be furious with David Silva after the midfielder failed to inform them he was rejecting their contract offer to join Real Sociedad following his departure from City – who have reignited their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, while former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey looks set to remain at Juventus as the club do not want to sell the Welshman this summer.

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Senador é alvo de homophobia e nega relação com personal trainer



Senador é alvo de homophobia e nega relação com personal trainer

O senador Styvenson Valentim (Podemos-RN) se tornou alvo de comentários homofóbicos em suas redes sociais após ter o nome envolvido em rumores de que teria um caso amoroso com um personal trainer, o que teria supostamente resultado no fim do casamento de 13 anos com uma empresaria.

ao UOL, o parlamentar disse a motivação do divórcio e boato. Ele conta que o casamento terminou devido ao desgaste gerado por sua entrada na politica em 2018, quando foi eleito senador por Rio Grande do Norte.

“Minha esposa não suportou, preferiu dar continuidade a vida sozinha, pois as pessoas não respeitam a privacidade dos políticos. Isso afeta a família. Qual a esposa que quer continuar casada? [A falta de privacidade] cansa as pessoas que não pediram para estar aqui e ela casou comigo quando eu era policial militar. Essa mudança de vida, ela não conseguiu acompanhar”, declarou Valentim, que se diz hétero.

Alvo de comentarios homophobicos

Os boatos que ligaram o nome do parlamentar ao suposto caso extraconjugal ganharam repercussão no Twitter, gerando ataques preconceituosos nas publicações do político, com conotação homofóbica. O caso viralizou após participar de um programa de rádio local para desmentir o boato.

“Adora uma espada, né senador? Posando de machão”, escreveu um. “Ele adora levar ferro, gente. Eita senador bom de obra”, postou outro.

ao UOL, Styvenson Valentim disse não se ofender com os ataques e que não pretende processar os internautas. O politico, por outro lado, lamentou o fato de a temática da sexualidade ser tratada em tom de brincadeira.

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“Dentro de quatro paredes é sua vida, sua particularidade. Por que não? Não quer dizer que já tive [relação homoafetiva]mas que respeito. Não sei o dia de amanhã, não procuro em redes sociais, dou entrevista porque o tema e serio, mas as pessoas levaram para a brincadeira. É um tema que envolve minorias, que os brasileiros querem respeito, igualdade.
Styvenson Valentim

“Vi muita gente da esquerda e defensores das minorias fazendo brincadeiras, memes, com postagens sobre a minha masculinidade. Se eu tivesse dado uma resposta diferente, do tipo ‘não toco em homem’, seria tachado de homofóbico. Se eu fosse gay, já teria dito, não teria porquê esconder”, concluiu.

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Guerreiro is the number 1 Facebook politician in San Carlos with over 61,000 followers.



Guerreiro is the number 1 Facebook politician in San Carlos with over 61,000 followers.
Credit: personal file

Former advisor Leandro Guerreiro passed the 61,000 Facebook followers mark this Thursday (20). Guerreiro remains the number 1 politician in San Carlos in terms of social media resonance.

Guerreiro has been leading the political resonance in the city’s social networks for 7 years, ahead of competitors. One more detail: the content published by the former adviser circulates organically, without any feed.

“I can only thank the public for loving me. I believe that my speech reflects the desire of the population to see someone who truly advocates a better quality of life for the population,” Guerreiro emphasized.

The video of Guerreiro’s speech, whether he was a parliamentarian, a radio host or the director of the Secretariat for Children and Youth, was watched by millions of people scattered throughout Brazil.

Guerreiro was elected councilor in 2016 with 2,869 votes. In 2020, he ran for mayor of San Carlos and received 4,416 votes. In addition, Guerreiro has also received a response on TikTok, where he has already amassed 23,000 followers and millions of views in just a few months of using the platform.

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Cyberattacks are the political weapon of the moment; and now? – 20.01.2022



Cyberattacks are the political weapon of the moment;  and now?  - 20.01.2022

In the middle heated political debate over mandatory passport vaccines at the end of 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) suffered more than one cyberattack that deprived Brazilians of access to proof of immunization. The case has revived the debate about how cybercriminal activities are being amplified as a political weapon.

ConectSUS is up and running again after 13 days of inactivity. Even a month after the attack data released since December 10 is not yet available on platforms in the folderAccording to the Ministry of Health, in a note sent to Incline. The return will be gradual.

The digital security experts heard from the talk are unanimous: in the political game, hacking attacks can increase polarization, breed distrust in service delivery (especially public services), and create a war of narratives, as happens with the phenomenon of fake news on social networks and messaging services (such as like WhatsApp and Telegram).

“The history of cybersecurity is the history of politics, maybe‘ says Joan Varon, Executive Director Coding Rights, which deals with human rights on the web.

“If we look at the chronology of the attacks, then there is a huge list among politicians, among states, such as the United States, Russia, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia. [de dados] which have political goals, the goals of disputes maybe. It’s in the DNA of attacks. Looking at this story, we see that there is a kind of cyber war going on,” he adds. More recently, Ukrainian government websites have been attacked, exacerbating the country’s conflicts with Russia and Belarus.

From January 2021 CSIS recorded more than 100 cyber attacks worldwide (Center for Strategic and International Studies), an organization that studies public policy strategies. The institution has raised attacks on government agencies, defense agencies and technology companies, as well as digital crimes that have resulted in millions of losses for some companies.

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political weapon

Cyber ​​attacks per se are not new, but the digitization of communications and government services is increasing their frequency and impact. As governments become more computerized and many employees work from home, and networks become more vulnerable, risks khaki and the number of intrusions into the system is increasing. Therefore, concern for cybersecurity should be a priority, emphasize the respondents.

“If you want to paralyze the work of medical services, you can deprive people of the opportunity to work or go to hospitals by turning off the information from the air. The impact on the public system is much greater due to the current problems with digital technologies,” says lawyer Christian Perrone, coordinator of ITS Rio (Instituto Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro).

In Brazil, the debate about cybersecurity – and therefore cyberattacks – is increasingly a political issue, especially in the context of the pandemic, when many government services have gone digital.

“It was the flag of politicians, but there was no such concern from the security side,” Perrone assesses. “When we start discussing technology policy or politics through technology elements, the incident becomes politicized,” he says.

One of the examples cited by the specialist concerns ballot boxes: it is not about elections, but about the technological apparatus and the possibility of ballot box falsification. When the HEC (Supreme Electoral Court) was the victim of a cyberattack ahead of the 2020 municipal elections, the incident raised questions about the security of the electoral process.

In Iran, a hacker attack disrupted the supply of gasoline to the country for five days. Government officials have accused the United States of being responsible for the instability, further fueling tensions between the two countries. In recent years, the country has experienced a number of cyberattacks, some of which were state-sponsored. according to The Washington Post, and other groups who want to expose government abuses.

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“Cyber ​​attacks have become political weapons on the agenda of several groups, especially those that benefit from strategies of fear, uncertainty and doubt,” emphasizes Ronaldo Lemos, director of ITS, in his column in Folha de S.Paulo.

“As the use of online disinformation campaigns has been rendered obsolete by platforms and the Supreme Court, there is a shift towards attacks on government entities as a way to create social consequences,” he writes.

For Lemos, there is a tendency to use cybercrime for political purposes, as it can be used to undermine trust in state institutions or the opposition.

Especially since elections are taking place in Brazil this year, Perrone believes that there may be information security incidents, whether for direct or indirect political reasons.

“These attacks can be accompanied by disinformation campaigns,” says Perrone. “They won’t disappear because we haven’t found a final solution yet, but it could create space for bigger campaigns and more opportunities for disinformation, conspiracy theories to emerge.”

As for Joana Varon, we might see more cyberattacks that could show political battles, as happened with MS and TSE, and disinformation and fake news campaigns will continue.

“We can repeat what happened in the US elections, when far-right groups actively used social networks and various telecommunications infrastructures to spread disinformation,” he says. “This is a tactic that is already established and will be used in the next election.”

The consequences of cyberattacks go further

Major political cyberattacks, like disinformation and fake news campaigns, affect more than just technological systems, says Pano Giannakogeorgos, an associate professor at New York University and director of the Master’s Program in Cybersecurity.

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“These are crimes that affect the human mind, they try to influence people,” he explains. “We will see this more and more. With a society fragmented for socio-economic reasons and more and more people connected to the Internet, there will also be more misinformation, only worse because we have more and more sophisticated technologies such as deepfakes and the use of artificial intelligence,” he says. .

There is a solution?

Experts believe that to mitigate the consequences of cyber attacks and security measures should be the subject of public discussion.

“It should be a broad discussion with attackers who are identifying attack trends, because technology evolves, and with it attacks, vulnerabilities, operating systems need to be updated,” says Varon.

Leticia Piccolotto, public administration specialist and magazine columnist Incline, believes that attacks also need to be dealt with with greater transparency.

“The recent episode that affected the Ministry of Health has not yet been clarified. In other words, we do not know how, why and what were the consequences of the attack. And, more importantly: no plan has yet been presented to ensure that a new event or even more serious – if possible – as this will not happen again anytime soon,” writes Piccolotto.

“The lack of transparency regarding attacks also contributes to a sense of insecurity among the population and the creation of false narratives that cast doubt on the work of various state institutions,” he concludes.

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