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As exphat he can trim his squad in the coming weeks.The Saints have a bloated squad, but there are several players who are not a part of the manager’s long term plans.However, Hasenhuttl believes that several moves will happen in the coming weeks, allowingected, the shipped shortstop to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, according to the team’s official website. Gordon hit .206 with a .386 on-base percentage and a .20e award for Goal of the Month for February.The Czech Republic international scored with a stunning strike in the away victory over Southampton.It capped off an impressive comeback for Vydra after he was almost sold in January.Matej Vydra has been cho6 slugging in 20 Cactus League g Milner will renew with Liverpool this summer.That is according to Steve Nicol, who believes there is no chance of Milner leaving on a free transfer.The English midfielder is out of contract, but given his value to the club, Nicol thinks he will exteames before he was sent down.

Spain.Barcelona are working on a deal to re-sign

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Despite going 0 for 4 Monday, catcher is batting .361 this spring with two homers and 11 RBI. He has also slugged a solid .611 through 19 Cactus League games. Mesoraco is competing with non-roster invite Miguel Olivo for the backup job to Ryan Hanigan. “I feel like I came in with a good plan and came in prepared,” Mesoraco told .com. “I knew it was going to be a little bit different thing than last year. I had to prove myself. I’m happy with the way I’ve played and with the way things have turneo show Barcelona star Lionel Messi thumping Liverpool midfielder Fabinho on Wednesday night.Messi scored twice as Barca beat Liverpool 3-0 at the Nou Camp in their Champions League semi-final first leg.The seions League final.The Mirror says ticket agencies are in chaos and unable to deliver promised seats for the game.And that could lead to mayhem on the streets of Madrid with hoards of tickLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he values the Dutch influence on his team.The German is assisted by Pepijn Lijnders and John Achterberg, who takes care of the goalkeepers. Virgil van Dijk is the undisputed leader of the defence and Georginio Wijnaldum is an important link in midfield. “The Dutch influence on the success in the Champions League is really invaluable,” says Klopp. “Virgil and Gini have had a great season, but that certainly also applies to Pepijn and John. We all benefit from that. I cannot compliment those two players often enough.”etless Liverpool and Tottenham fans being kicked out of UEFA Facond, his 600th club goal, was a superb 35d out.”

Mets’ Wright says goal is opening day, but can’t guarantee it

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PORT ST. LUCIE — star said his goal is to play opening day. It’s too early to guarantee it, though.

“That’s looking to predict the future,” said Wright, who returned to Mets camp after trips to both the WBC and the doctor. “I can’t do that. I won’t do that. … Obviously the goal of mine is to be ready for opening day. But first things first, and that’s getting the pain out of my side.”

Wright came out of the WBC with what’s being called a moderate strain of the left y Blind has been diagnosed with a heart condition after suffering from dizziness during the Champions League game against Valencia on 10 December.The ex-Manchester United player, 29, has missed the last two matches of the year and will not rejoin traintercostal. He was given a cortisone injection and prescribed three to five days of rest. He said the shot may take a few days to work. “It’s not nearly as bad as it was,” he said, “but I can still feel it.”

Wright said he first felt stiff the first or second day in Arizona, but for several days saw the stiffness as tolerable. He was scratched from the USA lineup less than an hour before the game in Miami against the Dominican Republic, not too long after reporting the pain to the Mets a midfielder Mateo Kovacic is enjoying his partnership with Jorginho.The pair have been outstanding for the Blues under manager Frank Lampard.”I watched Jorginho when he was at Napoli, when we played against each other, but I think now he is getting end Team USA. “If I can still play my game, I’m going to try to play through it,” he said. “When it got to the point where I was not able to sleep … that’s when I got treatment.”

Wright said he tries to play through tweaks and bruises, whether he’s in spring training, the WBC or regular-season games. “If I needed to call somebody everytime I felt something, I wouldn’t play too many games,” he said.

He doesn’t blame the WBC. “Playing ball, there’s some risk that comes along with that,” he said.

When Wright started to have concern about whether the injury could affect playing real games for the Mets, that’s when he reported it and started getting treatment. And that’s when his stint in the WBC was over. He is hopeful he can make it back for the real games because he has played a lot already and is baseball-ready.

His concern, he said, is that “once this thing is knocked out, we have to keep it out.”

He did return with a new nickname, “Captain America,” for his superb play and leadership in guiding Team USA to three wins in four games before the Americans lost two straight to fall out of it without him. He said he had fill be in Baku for the Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal.The Italian champions have identified Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as their top priority to take over from Max Allegri at the Allianz.Agnelli, who has been in charge at Juve since un and wasn’t especially embarrassed. One of his teammates was humming God Bless America when Wright entered the Mets’ clubhouse.

Said Wright, “Captain America is a cool super hero.”

Angels using a ‘designated runner’ for Albert Pujols in camp

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Not quite sure how this has slipped under the radar until now, but:

use courtesy runner for Albert Pujols after he singles in first inning against RHP Luke Hochevar. Hey, iInter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has quickly been impressed by new teammate Romelu Lukaku.Lukaku has hit the ground running since his summer arrival from Manchester United. “He immediately adapted to the Coach’s ideas and the team’s style of play,” the 22-year-old told TyC Sports.“He’s a striker with incredible characteristics, he’s very powerful. “I was surprised by his sheer stature.”t’s spring training.

— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report)

The had also given permission to Albert Pujols to use a designated runner if he reached base in their game earlier in week.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale)

Ah the joys of spring training.

,m midfielder Harry Winks.The Mirror says Solskjaer is looking to reshape his squad in the close season and Winks, 24, is exactly the profile of player he wants to bring in to Old Trafford.The player’s ability and age fits the bill for Solskjaer as he 33, is coming back from offseason right-knee surgery. He returned to the lineup and is limited to DH duties at the moment, but the expect him to play first base toward the end of camp. Until then, designated rund.It marked the club’s first ever Premier League triumph at Old Trafford.Burnley goalscorer Jay Rodriguez said: “This result means everything. We worked hard and we showed quality. We stuck at it. Coming here, it is always one of the places you want ners abound.

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e announced plans for a new stadium.The Milan gian

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A’s catcher clubbed his his presence at a Seville festival last week.The Croatian was pictured smiling in pictures from the fesed.Newcastle are in form facing an impressive Blades tonight.Wilder said, “I am not surprised by the job he has done at Newcastle.“It is a big, big football club and you need a big personality and Steve certainly has it.“There is a result on the tivities a day after he was part of Ernesto Valverde’s team that lost 4-0 at Champions League opponents Liverpool.”I don’t have any problem with ssecond home run in three days Thursday, as he took Cubs lefty starter deep in the second innGenoa have snapped up free agent Valon Behrami.The 34-year-old Swiss international was a free agent after his deal with FC Sion was terminated by mutual consent at the start of October.This is a return to Serie A and indeed to Genoa, where Behrami already played in 2003-04.Mattia Perin has also arrived on-loan from Juventus and Mattia Destro in a similar deal from Bologna.ing. Norris’ shot was a solo home run, his second of the spring. He added one walk and a pair of runs, in a 5-3 win in Cactus League action.

umbus Crew have announced a multi-year sponsorship

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CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Dodgers outfielder , who is recovering from Tommy John surgery in Augusindows.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting more young homegrown players to revamp his underperforming squad.British trio Dan James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire have proved to be successful additions so far.And United are planning to follow the t, will play in his first spring game Thursday. Howeed back at Twitter trolls after being ridiculed about his career achievements.The Spaniard posted a to be presented at Juventus stadium on Thursday, the Bianconeri have slapped in an offer for Marquinhos.Le 10 Sport says a €55m bid has been tabled to PSG for the Brazil international.PSG have since turned down the proposal, though they expect Juvphoto of 12 shirts from his career and asked followers which one gave them the best memories.Marcos Breton called out the former Chelsea and Arsenal mver, he will be the DH as he remains on a limited throwing program.

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Minnesota outfielder started his spring season off with a bang on Saturday in a Grapefruit League loss to the Orioles. Willingham homered in the agreed to move to Inter Milan, according to Danish sources.Off contract in June, the Denmark international could quit Spuet in Inter Milan’s Champions League victory over Slavia Prague.Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez (2) were both on the scoresheet for the win.The Belgian later said, “I am very happy, I have to keep working and improving as time goes on. The coach and I rs this month as he refuses to consider talks over a new deal. Ekstra Bladet says Eriksen is a step away from agreeing personal third inning off for a two-run shot with one out. He finished 2 for 2 in the game and iison is determined not to let his success go to his head.Maddison is confident his family will keep him in line.He told the Daily Mail: “I would never want to come across as arrogant because I wasn’t brought up that way and my mum would be the first s perfect thus far on the spring.

n loan in January for €1m with an option to buy

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Phillies starting pitcher permitted just one hit in two scoreless innings during Philadelphia’s 8-3 loss to Houston in Grapefruit League action Saturday. Hamels showed no problems with hhe winner against SPAL this week.He posted to social media: “A goal doesn’t change the story. It does not erase a negative moment. Nor the jManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has spoken of his years with Barcelona. On his appointment in 2008, the first action was to promote with Leo Messi.After a first pre-season, Guardiola was clear.”I thought that with him we would win everything,” said the Catalan. On his farewell from the club, he added: “It was a natural journey, in life comes a time when things end.”eers, [which are] deserved. Nor the criticism, [which is] fair.”A goal makes us breathe, makes us understand tis left shoulder that was reportedly troubling him during offseason workouts and allowed only a single among the seven batters he faced. He also registered a strikeout bear has signed with Cosenza for the rest of the season.The Moroccan is not part of the first team plans at the St. James’ Park club.He was not in their Premier League squad and will be playing in Serie B this term.Lazaar has two years left on his contfore he was removed at the beginning of the third inning. “Physically, I feel really strong,” Hamels said. “It’s just getting the timing and reps for the muscle memory. Mentally, it’s just being prepared every five days now. Starting to get into that routine because it’s nice to dial in the routine for throughout the season.”

my Abraham is disappointed they didn’t buy PSG sta

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is formulating a plan for first base while goes for a second opinion on his injured knee. One option Roenicke is comfortable with is , who was playing firTh his best form soon.The 26-year-old winger was a target for both Arsenal and Everton during the summer and is reported to have handed in a late transfer request in the hope of pushing through a move.After resuming domestic action followin on the continent.Lingard is fighting for his future at Old Trafford after a poor past 12 months.ESPN says Lingard has emerged as a target for Atletico Madrid and Roma.The United midfielder would like to stay at the club but has begun to look at poteg a late retat’s according to manager Chris Wilder, who is delighted with the on-loan Manchester United youngster.”I’m sure, knowing Dean, there might be a reaction coming back their way,” Wilder said. “That’s part and parcel of his character, so long as he dost base in 2012 before he exited the lineup in May because of his own knee injury. “He was going to be our first baseman last year,” Roenicke said during a radio interview Tuesday. “When he went down, we really thought he was playing well. So, he’s certainly the guy we’re looking at. If the knee is OK, we’re really comfortable with Mat doing that job.”

anchester United.The Arsenal teenage sensation spe

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Former Yankees outfielder was arrested inchester United captain Antonio Valencia wants to return to Europe.The Ecuador captain returned home last summer to join LDU Quito, but is now making plans to return to Europe this month.Foot Mercato says Valencia’s agents are touting him to French cn Gwinnett County, Ga., on a battery charge Tuesday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that police arrested Jones after responding to a call regarding a disAston Villa have signed 16-year-old striker Louie Barry from Barcelona – just six months after he joined the Spanish club, reports Sky Sports.Barry left West Brom to join Barca in July, turning down lucrative offers from a host of top European clubs – including a £2m deal with Paris Saint-Germain.The deal is subject to international clearance.pute bet.The French midfielder has been plagued by injuries this season and he has been absent since returning from the international break this month.He has not played since the 4-1 win at Southampton at the beginning of the month with a series of hamstringween him and his, wife, Nicole Derick. According to the police report, Derick said that Jones pulled her down a staircase and threatened to kill her. Jones was released on a $2,400 bond by 11 a.m. the same morning. He had signed to play with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese Pacific League for next season.

Report: Royals discuss trading Wil Myers for Jon Lester or James Shields

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The have discussed dealing outfielder , one of the highest regarded prospects in baseball, to the or in an attempt to find an ace, to The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton.

The Royals and Red Sox have discussed a trade involving Myers going to Boston for left-handed starting pitcher . They have also discussed dealing Myers to the Rays for right-handed starting pitcher .

All three teams remain hesitant to continue further in trade talks, writes Dutton.

Myers, who turns 22 in December, hit .314/.387/.600 with 37 home runs in 591 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A in 2012. He is the Royals’ best prospect, to Baseball America.

Lester, who turns 29 in January, wiSassuolo face a battle to keep hold of Gianluca Scamacca.The young striker, 21, is the subject of serious interest from AC Milan and Benfica.Both clubs have had opening offers turned down, with Sassuolo seeking €25m to sell.Scamacca is currently on loan with Ascoli, where he has scored 10 goals in 17 games between Serie B and the Coppa Italia.Sky Italia says Benfica’s initial bid was for €10m.ll earn $11.625 mill coach Carlo Ancelotti says he’s “outraged” by the state of the San Paolo andr United have confirmed a new date for their EFL Trophy game against Lincoln City.The Reds are travelling to the lower division side on Tuesday October 1st.United started the competition with an impressive win over Rotherham.The Reds’ under-21s will says it is an insult to the club.Ancelotti inspected the stadium this week after summer reconstruction work.He blasted: “I saw the conditions of the San Paolo dressing roion in 2013, and the Red Sox have a $13 million club option on him for 2014. He’s coming off a down year for the Red Sox, going 9-14 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 166 strikeouts in 205 1/3 innings in 2012.

Shields, who turns 31 in December, will earn $10.25 million in 2013 and has one more club option remaining on his deal. He went 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 223 strikeouts in 227 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2012.

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Ranking the five worst owners in baseball: An ode to Miami’s Jeffrey Loria

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In light of the once again staging a pathetic fire sale, I figured the time was right to rank the worst owners in baseball. And, yes, I guess this is a spoiler alert for who is going to be sitting atop the rankings, but who cares? Jeffrey Loria deserves all the crap he’s going to be getting the next several weeks (months?).

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Anyway, we’ll get to him in a second. For now, we’ll attempt to line up the four owners/ownership groups who suck, but just don’t suck nearly as bad as Loria.

We’ll do this while longing for 30 owners like Detroit’s Mike Ilitch.

That the Orioles made an improbable playoff run this past season does not relieve Angelos for what he’s done to this once-proud franchise over the past 15 years. Buck Showalter and his players get the credit for the magical 2012s Atletico de Madrid in Saturday lunchtime’s Spanish capital ‘derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.One of the most historic club rivalries in all of world football has become even hotter in recent years. What’s more, this weekend’s game could have a huge s season, notd virtually no contact with owner Mike Ashley during his stint at the club.When news broke that recently departed Toon boss Rafa Benitez did not even know about his official departure until a club statement released onto social media, Allardyce was n Angelos. I’ll need to see an extended run of playoff berths before thinking Angelos is good at owning an .

Remember when the Indians used to go to the playoffs every year? It wasn’t that long ago, but it sure seems like it. The Dolans bought the team in 2000 and the Indians have made the playoffs only once since 2001. They have traded CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee since then, though. Cry small market if you wish, but Dolan bought the club for $323 million in 2000 and Forbes magazine values the club at $410 million now. Also, the Reds, Cardinals and Brewers play in smaller TV markets. They seem to do OK.

If there’s anything fans in a great baseball city like Kansas City hate, it’s frugality. Glass has refused for years to put much money into the on-field product, instead content to stare at the not-in-the-red bottom line and enjoy the revenue sharing checks. He has said and the Royals did trade for . So maybe he will move off this list soon. We’ll see.

The Mets should be one of baseball’s powerhouse franchises, residing in by far the largest media market. Yes, they share the market with the uber-powerful Yankees, but it’s New York. Two teams can easily succeed as elite franchises there (In fact, I’d argue that a third team could be supported — the Brooklyn Marlins, perhaps? I kid, I kid.) Instead, the Mets toil underhe Championship club.The former Norwich City, West Ham and Wales full-back replaces Jose Gomes, who was sacked last week after less than 10 months in charge.The 55 year old has spent most of his coaching career working under Mark Hughes, most recentl a mass of financial questions, stemming at least partially from the Wilpons’ involvement with ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff. It’s actually amazing that the Wilpons aren’t No. 1 here now that Frank McCourt doesn’t own the Dodgers anymore. Then again. …

First, . Miller nailed it. Good lord, for years we heard they just needed a new stadium. Then they got one, using taxpayer money to help get the job done. And now after just one year in their luxurious new digs, it’s another firesale. Embarrassing. Let us also not forget it was Loria who ruined the Montreal Expos. So I guess we can say he ruined two franchises. Let’s hope it stops there. He needs to sell this ballclub and never own one again.

Bob Nuttig, Pirates; the Monfort family, Rockies; Lew Wolff, A’s; and Hiroshi Yamauchi of the Mariners, simply because he’s never attended a game of the team he owns. Also, I almost threw in Frank McCourt just because I felt like he deserved it.

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How the new free agent compensation system works

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One of the most important changes brought about by MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement has to do with how teams are compensated for losing free agents. Since we’re up against the free-agent signing period, let’s take a look at those new rules and how they compareer’s “apology” about him as motivation at Arsenal.Holding moved to north London from Bolton for around £2million in the 2016 summer transfer window – having only previously played in the Championship.”Unfortunately no one speaks about the performanc to the old ones. 

Under the old system, noteworthy free agents were classified by Elias (nonsensically, in some cases) as being either “Type A,” “Type B” or “Type C” players. Teams that lost an or A- or a B-rated free agent to whom they had offered salary arbitration received compensation in the form of additional draft picks. To be more exact, a team losing a type-A player received the signing team’s first- or second-round pick (depending on the signing team’s draft slot) and a supplemental pick between the first and second rounds. A team that lost a type-B player was given a supplemental choice only. The loss of a type-C resulted in no compensation. 

The system now in place doesn’t entail any arbitrary classifying of free agents. Instead, a team that wishes to receive compensation must submit a “qualifying offer” to the outgoing free agent. A qualifying offer constitutes a one-year proposal worth at least the annuaham.The defender sees the Anfield showdown as an opportunity rather than an assignment to be scared of.“You can see it two ways,” said Alderweireld after their 1-1 draw with Watford. “It’s a big opportunity for us on Tuesday. We must use that.“l average salary of the top 125 free agents from the previous winter. For this offseason, that comes to a one-year offer of $13.3 million. 

If a team makes such a qualifying offer to an outgoing free agent and the free agent signs elsewhere, then his former team will receive a sandwich draft pick between the first and second rounds. The signing team, meanwhile, will forfeit its first-round choice — unless it’s a top-10 pick, in which case the team would give up a second-round pick. The lost picks don’t go to any other team; rather, the teams behind the vanished pick all slide up a slot. 

One other important change is now in place: To be entitled to compensation, a team must now have a departing free agent on its roster for the entirety of the season. Under the old framework, a team that acquired a walk-year player at, say, the non-waiver trade deadline could offer that player salary arbitration at season’s end and thus be entitled to compensatory draft picks. That’s no longer permitted.

For example, in previous years, the Angels would be compensated in the event that Zack Greinke signed elsewhere (provided, of course, they offerr United’s academy.Cox replaces Nicky Butt, who has moved into the new position of Head of First Team Development.Cox said: “Having spent over 20 years working to support the development of young people, it is an honour to be asked to lead the Mancheed arbitration to him). That won’t be the case this time around, since Greinke was on the Angels’ roster for only part of the 2012 season. 

So … got all that?

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Report: Angels recall David Carpenter, option Garrett Richards

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The reliever David Carpenter and optioned starter to Triple-A Salt Lake, Alden Gonzalez of .com reported Thuroan for thull of praise for his attacking stand-ins.Spurs lost to RB Leipzig and Chelsea in a matter of days last week as they struggled without injured strikers Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.But Mourinho insists: “I have no complaints about my players. “Oppoe remainder of the 2019/20 season.The 19-year-old was a key figure for Everton Under-23s last season as David Unsworth’s team won an unprecedented Premier League 2 and Premier League Cup double.Powerful frontman Hornby joined the Blues fromsday.

With added in a trade, the Angels no longer need Richards — one of their top-five prospects — as their fifth starter. Instead, they opted to add relief depth with Carpenter, who has a 107 ERA+ in ‘re successfully changing the mentality inside the squad.United drew a blank on Saturday for their 0-0 draw with Wolves.But Solskjaer is convinced United are on the right path.“I’ve been asked to do this job,” said Solskjaer. “I think the fans se38 innings with the Angels this year.

Richards posted a 4.33 ERA in nine starts with the Angels, striking out 34 against 27 walks.

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Chris Perez fans flames in Indians-Royals spat

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Benches cleared twice and there were three ejections in Saturday night’s – game, . The rift between the two clubs began when Royals starter hit Indians right fielder with a pitch early in the game. The Indians took exception and at least one of them was still a bit riled up after the game. Closer , who picked up his second save of the season in the game, :

Huge team win tonight; time for a sweep to tell the Royals it’s not “Our Time”, it’s . P.S.You hit us, we hit you. Period.

— Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez54) Fon striker Richarlison doesn’t expect him to be allowed to leave this summer.The Brazil international is a target for Inter Milan.”He still has a four-year contract with Everton,” Renato Velasco told Italian media. “I think there will be some officir those unaware, the Royals have made “our time” their mantra for the 2012 season, so Perez is sniping at them. According to the Royals broadcast Sunday, the entire locker room — even the players without Twitter accounts — is quite aware of Perez’s tweet. After Sunday’s game, the Indians and Royals will square off 15 more times this season — so there’s definitely potential for some more brawling. For more baseball news, rumors aidfielder Steven Defour is delighted with his move to Royal Antwerp.Defour has penned a one-year deal.He said, “Burnley never intended to let me go, but at the end of the transfer period we sat down together to find a solution. “I know that the KV Mend analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the helsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is facing longer on the sidelines as he recovers from knee surgery.Eindhovens Dagblad says PSV Eindhoven were keen to sign Van Ginkel this summer after his successful loan.However, the midfielder may not be fit for and .