Man Utd boost! Red Devils lead the pursuit for Valencia star and Mendes client

first_imgManchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes after hearing his agent, Jorge Mendes, is reluctant to do a deal with Juventus.Juve have reportedly tabled a £23m offer for the Portuguese international and have scheduled to meet Mendes before the end of the season.However, Mendes would prefer to broker a deal with United, having maintained a strong relationship with the club as a result of numerous transfer deals involving his clients.According to Sky Italia, Mendes is sceptical about dealing with Italian clubs although he could be forced into meeting directors from Juve if Valencia accept their offer.United, however, remain in pole position to land Gomes, particularly if the player’s compatriot Jose Mourinho – who is also represented by Mendes – takes over at Old Trafford in the summer. 1 Andre Gomes: The 22-year-old has netted four goals in 38 appearances this term last_img read more

Gary Anderson won World Darts Championship at level of just ‘85%’

first_imgGary Anderson insists he managed to retain his PDC World Darts Championship title by playing only “85% of my best game.”The Scot beat Adrian Lewis 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace on Sunday to back up the maiden title he won against Phil Taylor a year ago. For those watching this was another epic contest, Anderson and Lewis nailing 34 180s for a darts record in a single match. “The way I’ve played in the tournament, I think I’ve deserved this,” Anderson told the PDC website. “It never really clicked but there was some great darts. “It’s great to have defended the title. It feels fantastic and I probably did it at 85 per cent of my best game.” Anderson, 45, appeared to be at 100 per cent when he checked out on 170 in the final set, but added: “I’ve got the trophy for another 12 months at least. “It would be lovely to make it a hat-trick next year and do something really special but I’m not getting any younger. “I’ll keep plodding on and see what happens.”last_img read more