Chelsea transfer news and rumours

Timo Werner is being linked with a move to England

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m . The Germany international striker’s €55m (£49m) release clause at RB Leipzig runs out on Monday, June 15.


Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the last few weeks. Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince Timo Werner to move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea plan to balance the books this summer with a series of outgoings after sealing the £54m signing of Werner. Chelsea’s bid for player pay cuts looks doomed after landing Werner.

Ben Chilwell – Leicester are ready to resist any bids for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist that the England international is not for sale Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester


Jadon Sancho – Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports


Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation


Philippe Coutinho – Chelsea could snap up Coutinho on loan as Barcelona face up to the possibility of not being able to sell the Brazilian this summer.

Chelsea transfer news and rumours

Timo Werner is being linked with a move to England

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m . The Germany international striker’s €55m (£49m) release clause at RB Leipzig runs out on Monday, June 15.


Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the last few weeks. Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince Timo Werner to move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea plan to balance the books this summer with a series of outgoings after sealing the £54m signing of Werner. Chelsea’s bid for player pay cuts looks doomed after landing Werner.

Ben Chilwell – Leicester are ready to resist any bids for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist that the England international is not for sale Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester


Jadon Sancho – Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports


Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation


Philippe Coutinho – Chelsea could snap up Coutinho on loan as Barcelona face up to the possibility of not being able to sell the Brazilian this summer.

Tottenham transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Tottenham – and those who could leave the club.

Kurt Zouma – Jose Mourinho wants to bring Chelsea defender Zouma to Tottenham this summer. Chelsea are reportedly open to selling the 25-year-old, but he wouldn’t come cheap with three years left on his contract

Philippe Coutinho – Tottenham have reportedly decided to end their interest in Coutinho – because of his massive salary. Jose Mourinho is worried the move would cause unwanted unrest among his Spurs squad due to the midfielder’s large salary

Matias Vecino – Tottenham have again been offered the chance to sign the £18m-rated Inter Milan midfielder


Stefan Savic – Spurs are in contact with Savic’s agent over a summer move, The Atletico Madrid defender, 29, would be open to a move to Tottenham if his valuation is met


Willian – Tottenham will only pursue the Chelsea winger if they offload Erik Lamela first.


Tottenham and Arsenal are both planning for a summer in which they will not be able to spend any money, as they compete over the free transfer signing of Willian.


Victor Osimhen – Lille striker Osimhen will not consider a move to Tottenham – unless they sell Harry Kane.


Ryan Fraser – Arsenal and Spurs transfer target Ryan Fraser has been linked with a surprise move to Galatasary, Fraser is set to leave the club for free in the summer and could be one of the most in-demand players in the league.


The Bournemouth winger has told friends he would be keen on joining Spurs if they make a move for him

The long-term Arsenal target is believed to be interested in joining Spurs on a free transfer when his contract at Bournemouth expires next month.


Taylor Booth – Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly offered a contract to Bayern Munich youngster Booth


Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Spurs are expected to revive their interest in the Southampton captain when the window re-opens.

Liverpool transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Liverpool – and those who could leave the club.

Timo Werner – Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince the forward to move to Stamford Bridge ( Daily Telegraph , June 6)

Liverpool will not rival Chelsea in the battle for Werner’s signature as the 24-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker closes in on a move to Stamford Bridge (Evening Standard, June 5)

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m . The Germany international striker’s €55m (£49m) release clause at RB Leipzig runs out on Monday June 15 (Sky Sports , June 3)
Ferran Torres – Liverpool transfer target Torres could be on his way out of Valencia this summer, with the La Liga side reportedly identifying a replacement for the winger ( Daily Star , May 31)
Ousmane Dembele – The Barcelona player’s agent has said he does not expect his client to leave the Nou Camp this summer after being linked with Liverpool (L’Equipe , June 5)
The Barcelona winger is Liverpool’s top back-up option if they miss out on Timo Werner (The Sun , May 31)
Kalidou Koulibaly – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign Koulibaly this summer, and has apparently called him to convince him to move to Anfield ( Daily Express , May 29); Liverpool have reportedly tabled a lower offer than Newcastle for Napoli centre-back Koulibaly (Daily Express , May 18)

Ben Chilwell: Chelsea want to sign Leicester left-back this summer

Ben Chilwell has made 23 Premier League appearances for Leicester this term

Leicester’s Ben Chilwell has been identified by Chelsea as the club’s No 1 left-back target this summer.
Chilwell has four years left on his contract and Leicester are under no pressure to sell the 23-year-old.

The defender has established himself as England’s first-choice left-back since making his international debut against Switzerland in September 2018.
Convincing Leicester to sell him will not be easy. They have shown in the past that they will not be bullied or sell their players cheaply.
The Foxes are also five points and one place above Chelsea in third in the Premier League table, and are on course for Champions League qualification.

Frank Lampard has wanted to sign a left-back ever since he became Chelsea manager last summer. The club are also willing to listen to offers for Emerson and Marcos Alonso.

Alan McInally believes RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner will be a good fit at Chelsea and says the player’s versatility will make him a huge asset at Stamford Bridge
While other clubs have been cutting their transfer budgets, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to continue to back Lampard when it comes to signing the right new players during this summer’s transfer window.

Breast cancer: Oncologist makes breakthrough in Edo

A consultant radiation oncologist, Dr Oludare Adeyemi of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) yesterday said he achieved a breakthrough in breast cancer when he recently treated a breast cancer patient without mastectomy (the process of removing the breast because of cancer). He described the treatment as microseed treatment which requires using radioactive seeds. In a chat with newsmen, he also advised women to go for regular screening for breast cancer in order to detect the disease early. He said this new procedure was first performed in Canada for about two years, now been practised in a few places in the USA but that he was the first in Africa.

“This Microseeds treatment is the first in the whole of Africa. It has come to Africa through Nigeria,” he said adding that the procedure conserves a breast, adding that conserving a breast is vital for cosmetic reasons. Adeyemi said that Microseeds treatment takes a day procedure, unlike the convention radiotherapy that takes four weeks to be completed.”The procedure is done when Microseeds are placed in the tumour bed under ultrasound-guided” but “it must be emphasized that Microseeds Treatment procedure is only appropriate for now, for early breast cancer”. Dr Adeyemi said the factors that cause breast cancer are main hormonal factors, age, environmental factors and lifestyle. He said the symptoms of breast cancer include: breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue, Change in the size, shape or appearance of a breast, Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling. He said breast cancer can be prevented if women familiarise with their breasts through breast self-examination and awareness, exercise most days of the week, maintain a healthy weight and choose a healthy diet.

Neville criticise Fred, Pereira, tells Solskjaer to sign three experienced players in January

Former Manchester United star, Gary Neville has slammed midfielders, Fred and Andreas Pereira following their display in the Red Devils’ 3-3 draw against Sheffield United on Sunday.

He also urged Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign three experienced players in the January transfer window.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to go and spend the club’s money in January for himself. He has to go and spend the club’s money on two or three experienced players – he must demand it,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“Those young lads, he’s not gonna be there to see the fruits of the labour that he’s putting in, the foundations that he’s lying because there’s a lot of good young players out on that pitch.

“But unless they get the players in and around them quickly, they’ll not see the standard and they won’t have the maturity.

Neville added: “Fred and Pereira is not a midfield for a mid-table club, let alone one of the top spending clubs in Europe. “They have got injury problems and other issues in midfield.”

Interesting: Mourinho eyes third Champions League trophy

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he wants to win the Champions League, for the third time in his career.

Mourinho’s second game in charge of Spurs is the group game with Olympiacos, where a point will send them through to the knockout stages for a third successive year.

The Portuguese have previously won the competition with FC Porto and Inter Milan.

“I love the competition as much as everyone in football.

“It’s something that everybody dreams about, to win it.

“Not everyone has the privilege to be a Champions League winner, which I was happy enough to do twice.

“Do I want to win it a third time? Of course, I would love it but I know the difficulties of it.

“But with these boys, I will never be afraid of any Champions League match that comes into our faces.

“I repeat, we need to qualify, that is the focus. I always say that.

“We have to qualify, but, as I was saying, give me time to work, give me time to float my ideas with these boys and I will have no problem at all going to any stadium at all to face any big opponent in Europe or in England.

“We are not going to be afraid of anybody,” Mourinho told a press conference on Monday.

What to know about syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. It is treatable in the early stages, but without treatment, it can lead to disability, neurological disorders, and even death.

The bacterium Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) causes syphilis. There are four stages of the disease: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary.

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that 64%Trusted Source of syphilis presentations involved men who have sex with men. However, the number of cases in heterosexual men and women is also increasingTrusted Source.

Syphilis is treatable with antibiotics, especially in the early stages. It does not resolve without treatment.

In this article, we explain the different stages of syphilis and whether it is curable, as well as how to recognize and treat it.

What is syphilis?

Syphilis is an infection that develops due to T. pallidum bacteria. These bacteria can spread between people through direct contact with a syphilitic sore.

These sores may develop on the skin or mucous membranes of the vagina, anus, rectum, lips, or mouth.

Syphilis is most likely to spread during oral, anal, or vaginal sexual activity. People rarely pass the bacteria on through kissing.

The first sign is a painless sore on either the genitals, rectum, mouth, or another part of the skin. Some people do not notice the sore, as it does not cause pain.

These sores resolve on their own. However, if a person does not receive treatment, the bacteria remain in the body. They can remain dormant in the body for decadesTrusted Source before reactivating and damaging organs, including the brain.

Symptoms

Doctors categorize the stage of syphilis as either primary, secondary, latent, or tertiary. A variety of symptoms define each stage.

The disease can be contagiousTrusted Source during the primary and secondary stages and, occasionally, the early latent phase. Tertiary syphilis is not contagious, but it has the most severe symptoms.

Primary symptoms

The symptoms of primary syphilis include one or more painless, firm, and round syphilitic sores, or chancres. These appear 10 days to 3 months after the bacteria enter the body.

Chancres resolve within 2–6 weeks. However, without treatment, the disease may remain in the body and progress to the next phase.

Secondary symptoms

Secondary syphilis symptoms include:

* Sores that resemble oral, anal, and genital warts
* A nonitchy, rough, red or red-brown rash that starts on the trunk and spreads to the entire body, including the palms and soles
* Muscle aches
* Fever
* A sore throat
* Swollen lymph nodes
* Patchy hair loss
* Headaches
* Unexplained weight loss
* Fatigue

These symptoms may resolve a few weeks after they first appear. They might also return several times over a longer period.

Without treatment, secondary syphilis can progress to the latent and tertiary stages.

Latent syphilis

The latent phase can last for several years. During this time, the body will harbor the disease without symptoms.

However, the T. pallidum bacteria remain dormant in the body, and there is always a risk of recurrence. Doctors still recommend treating syphilis at this stage, even if symptoms do not occur.

After the latent phase, tertiary syphilis may develop.

Tertiary syphilis, or late syphilis

Tertiary syphilis can occur 10–30 yearsTrusted Source after the onset of the infection, usually after a period of latency during which there are no symptoms.

At this stage, syphilis damages the following organs and systems:

* Heart
* Blood vessels
* Liver
* Bones
* Joints

Gummas may also develop. These are soft tissue swellings that can occur anywhere on the body.

Organ damage means that tertiary syphilis can often lead to death. Treating syphilis before it reaches this stage is, therefore, critical.

Neurosyphilis

Neurosyphilis is a condition that develops when T. pallidum bacteria have spread to the nervous system. It often has links to latent and tertiary syphilis. However, it can occur at any time after the primary stage.

A person with neurosyphilis may be asymptomatic for a long time. Alternatively, symptoms might develop gradually.

Symptoms includeTrusted Source:

* Dementia or altered mental status
* Abnormal gait
* Numbness in the extremities
* Problems with concentration
* Confusion
* Headache or seizures
* Vision problems or vision loss
* Weakness

Congenital syphilis

Congenital syphilis is severe and frequently life threatening. T. pallidum bacteria can transfer from a pregnant woman to a fetus through the placenta and during the birth process.

Data suggest that without screening and treatment, about 70% of women with syphilis will have an adverse outcome in pregnancy.

Adverse outcomes include early fetal or neonatal death, preterm birth or low birth weight, and infection in infants.

Symptoms in newborns include:

* Saddle nose, in which the bridge of the nose is missing
* Fever
* Difficulty gaining weight
* A rash of the genitals, anus, and mouth
* Small blisters on the hands and feet that change to a copper colored rash, which may be bumpy or flat, and spread to the face
* Watery nasal fluid

Older infants and young children may experience:

* Hutchinson teeth, or abnormal, peg shaped teeth
* Bone pain
* Vision loss
* Hearing loss
* Joint swelling
* Saber shins, a bone problem in the lower legs
* Scarring of the skin around the genitals, anus, and mouth
* Gray patches around the outer vagina and anus

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Cuba as the first country in the worldTrusted Source to have entirely eradicated congenital syphilis.

Is it curable?

Anyone who is worried that they might have syphilis or another sexually transmitted infection (STI) should speak to a doctor as soon as possible, as prompt treatment can cure it.

Early treatment with penicillin is important, as the disease can lead to life threatening consequences in the long term.

At a later stage, syphilis remains curable. However, a person may require a longer course of penicillin.

If nerve or organ damage occurs during the later stages of syphilis, treatment will not repair it. Treatment can, however, prevent further damage by clearing the bacteria from a person’s body.

Treatment

Treatment for syphilis can be successful, particularly in the early stages.

The treatment strategy will depend on the symptoms and how long a person has harbored the bacteria. However, during the primary, secondary, or tertiary stage, people with syphilis will typically receive an intramuscular injection of penicillin G benzathine.

Tertiary syphilis will require multiple injections at weekly intervals.

Neurosyphilis requires intravenous (IV) penicillin every 4 hours for 2 weeks to remove the bacteria from the central nervous system.

Curing the infection will prevent further damage to the body, and safe sexual practices can resume. However, treatment cannot undo any damageTrusted Source that has already occurred.

People with a penicillin allergy can sometimes use an alternative medication in the early stages. However, during pregnancy and in the tertiary stages, anyone with an allergy will undergo penicillin desensitization to allow for safe treatment.

Following delivery, newborn infants with syphilis should undergo antibiotic treatment.

Chills, fever, nausea, achy pain, and a headache may occur on the first day of treatment. Doctors refer to these symptomsTrusted Source as a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. It does not indicate that a person should stop treatment.

When is it safe to have sex?

People with syphilis must avoid sexual contact until they have completed all treatment and received blood test results confirming that the disease has resolved.

It may take several months for blood tests to show that syphilis has reduced to an appropriate level. Low enough levels confirm adequate treatment.

Tests and diagnosis

A doctor will carry out a physical examination and ask about a person’s sexual history before carrying out clinical tests to confirm syphilis.

Tests include:

* Blood tests: These can detect a current or past infection, as antibodies to the syphilis bacteria will be present for many years.
* Bodily fluid: A doctor can evaluate fluid from a chancre during the primary or secondary stage.
* Cerebrospinal fluid: A doctor may collect this fluid through a spinal tap and examine it to monitor the disease’s effects on the nervous system.

If a person receives a diagnosis of syphilis, they must notify any sexual partners. Their partners should also undergo testing.

Local services are available to notify sexual partners of their potential exposure to syphilis, enable testing and, if necessary, administer treatment.

Healthcare professionals will also recommend testing for HIV.

When to receive testing

Many people with an STI will not be aware of it. Therefore, it is a good idea to talk to a doctor or request a test in the following situations:

* After having unprotected sex
* Having a new sex partner
* Having multiple sex partners
* A sexual partner receiving a diagnosis of syphilis
* A man having sex with different men
* Symptoms of syphilis being present

Causes

Syphilis develops when T. pallidum transfer from one person to another during sexual activity.

The infection can pass from a woman to a fetus during pregnancy or to an infant during delivery. This type is called congenital syphilis.

Syphilis cannot spreadTrusted Source through shared contact with objects, such as doorknobs, eating utensils, and toilet seats.

Risk factors

Sexually active people are at risk of contracting syphilis. Those most at risk include:

* People who have unprotected sex
* Men who have sex with men
* People living with HIV
* Individuals with more than one sexual partner

Syphilitic sores also increase the risk of contracting HIV.

Prevention

Preventive measures to decrease the risk of syphilis include:

* Abstaining from sex
* Maintaining long term mutual monogamy with a partner who does not have syphilis
* Using a condom, although these only protect against genital sores and not those that develop elsewhere on the body
* Using a dental dam, or plastic square, during oral sex
* Avoiding sharing sex toys
* Refraining from alcohol and drugs that could potentially lead to unsafe sexual practices

Having syphilis once does not mean that a person has protection from it going forward. Even after treatment has successfully removed syphilis from a person’s body, it is possible for them to contract it again.

How do I know if my relationship is healthy?

It’s good to check in with yourself from time to time to see how you’re feeling about your relationship. The questions below focus on romantic and sexual relationships, but they can apply to other kinds of relationships, too. After you’ve asked yourself these questions, it could be helpful to answer them again from your partner’s perspective.
Does your partner listen to and respect your ideas?
Does your partner give you space to spend time with your friends and family?
Do you have fun spending time together?
Do you feel comfortable telling your partner when something they do upsets you?
Do you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings?
Can you tell your partner what you like sexually?
Does your partner make an effort to get along with your friends and family?
Is your partner proud of your accomplishments and successes?
Does your partner respect your differences?
Can you talk to your partner about birth control and/or safer sex?
Relationships can be complicated, but if you answered “yes” to all of these questions, there’s a good chance you’re in a healthy relationship. If you answered “no” to two or more questions, you might be in an
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