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Chelsea January target admits rumours were ‘not easy for me’

Chelsea January target admits rumours were ‘not easy for me’

Sports
AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko has today opened up on Chelsea’s pursuit of his signature last month, revealing that the saga had a profound effect on his performances on the pitch. Striker search Premier League champions Chelsea were linked with moves for a whole raft of centre-forwards following the opening of the winter transfer market at the beginning of January, following a dismal spell of form from first-choice hitman Alvaro Morata. The likes of Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch were named as shock potential arrivals at Stamford Bridge, with supporters of the Blues having been up in arms regarding the general calibre of striker linked with the club. Double bid However, the disappointment on the part of the Blues’ faithful was eased in a major way towards the end of the month, whe...
Italian club director explains details of January blockbuster transfer saga

Italian club director explains details of January blockbuster transfer saga

Sports
Chelsea didn’t want to meet Roma’s demands to sign Edin Dzeko That’s according to the Italian club’s director Monchi who would have lined-up Michy Batshuayi or Oliver Giroud had Chelsea signed Dzeko READ MORE: (Video) Embarassed Antonio Conte recieves strange gift in press conference prank AS Roma director Monchi has revealed that Chelsea didn’t sign […]
LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from January 2018

LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from January 2018

Travel
New year, new travel experiences! Our intrepid Pathfinders have kicked off 2018 with a host of incredible snapshots, framing everything from the world’s busiest beaches to its most serene landscapes with their well-honed photography skills. Here are the five Instagram posts that stole the show this month… Queulat National Park, Chile A post shared by Javi Lorbada | Spain <img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/72x72/1f1ea-1f1f8.png" alt="" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> (@javilorbada) on Jan 21, 2018 at 10:03am PST ‘Morning strolls in Chile are a must – those moments where you can enjoy the foggy, peaceful landscapes of this unique area of our world.’ – Javi, @javilorbada Why we like it: Chile is home to some
Pathfinders: video of the month, January 2018

Pathfinders: video of the month, January 2018

Travel
A beautiful afternoon at the Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland. ©Chee Seong/Getty Images. Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This month’s feature is from videographer Zach Murray who takes us on a journey through Scotland’s mesmerising landscapes. ‘Last spring my wife and I went on an incredible road trip in Scotland. We travelled through beautiful mountains, along rocky clifftops, past fairy tale-like castles and stopped off in Edinburgh, Loch Ness and even the Isle of Skye.’ A Scotland adventure – Zach Murray By combining stunning footage of the Scottish highlands with fun, personal excerpts of their encounters Zach truly brings this travel documentary to life. There are some great transitions throughout the film, whic
Episode 460 – David Ornstein on the January transfer window

Episode 460 – David Ornstein on the January transfer window

Sports
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. By any standards Arsenal have had a remarkable January transfer window. It’s been a long way from signing Kim Kallstrom, that’s for sure, and with me to discuss it all is David Ornstein of the BBC. We talk about the deals that went down, Alexis, Mkhitaryan, the influence of Mino Raiola in making that a reality, the pursuit and capture of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, how Olivier Giroud became something of a pawn in that deal, the new transfer dynamics at the club with Ivan Gazidis and Sven Mislintat very publicly visible, whether it means some of the power has been taken away from Arsene Wenger and lots more. Oh, and I ask him about the memes too. Follow David on Twitter if you’re one of the few not alre...
LP Pathfinders: top posts from January 2018

LP Pathfinders: top posts from January 2018

Travel
This month’s blog round up includes a post on Penang’s street food scene with an innovative twist © Carlina Teteris / Getty Images The beginning of a new year is a time for both reflection and preparation, and this month’s blog post submissions from our Pathfinders left us with a lot to think about. We’ve been wowed by offbeat wildlife encounters in Mexico, humbled by the sight of mighty eagle-assisted hunters in Kyrgyzstan and left pondering over current issues pervading the online travelsphere. Though it was a tough task to narrow down our favourites, here’s our pick of travel blog posts from our Pathfinder community in January. The Monarchs of Macheros, Mexico – Jessie Stringfield It’s always refreshing to read a travel yarn that manages to completely capture the imagination