Sport Ginter in focus by Atletico, Chelsea and Inter
Taiwan thwarts China 'invasion' in live-fire drill
Taiwanese soldiers on Thursday fought off simulated coastal assaults from China during their biggest annual live-fire exercises of the year, as Beijing ramps up military pressure on the island. The five-day drill, which began on Monday, is aimed at testing how democratic Taiwan's armed forces would repel an invasion from its giant neighbour. Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory and has vowed to one day seize it -- by force if necessary.Thursday's simulation saw Taiwan's fighter jets, warships and ground troops repelling an enemy attempt to land on a beach in the central city of Taichung in an operation involving some 8,000 service members.
After a strong season, Matthias Ginter is being wooed by three top European clubs. Gladbach's manager Max Eberl takes a clear position.
Matthias Ginter has had a highly successful season. With Borussia Mönchengladbach, the national player moved into fourth place in the Champions League and, together with Mats Hummels, was the best central defender in the league after kicker scores (2.85 in 31 appearances).
The strong performance has not been hidden from international competition. According to kicker information, three big names in the industry have registered concrete interest in the international: Atletico Madrid, FC Chelsea and Inter Milan.
Kai Havertz to Open Talks With Bayer Leverkusen About Joining Chelsea
Chelsea target Kai Havertz is expected to begin formally discussing his future with Bayer Leverkusen officials later this week, when the Bundesliga club return to training for pre-season. Havertz is among the brightest young talents in Europe and finished the 2019/20 campaign with another impressive haul of goals and assists, taking his tally of direct goal contributions for the last two years alone to 53 in all competitions. Havertz is one ofHavertz is among the brightest young talents in Europe and finished the 2019/20 campaign with another impressive haul of goals and assists, taking his tally of direct goal contributions for the last two years alone to 53 in all competitions.
Milanese entice with a lot of money
Gladbach manager Max Eberl put a stop to a change this year via "Westdeutsche Zeitung" on Monday evening and said: "It is the first time that we will not sell any of our cornerstones."
But whether the last word has already been spoken? Ginter's contract runs until 2021 and includes a very likely extension option until 2022. If the 26-year-old does not renew at Borussia, the club could only make a hefty transfer next year. Despite the Corona crisis, Inter in particular is luring with massive sums in transfer and salary. At the annual salary, Ginter could advance into the high single-digit million range for the Northern Italians, who will also be participating as the premier class in the coming season.
Champions League schedule 2020: Full table, bracket & more to know for Round of 16 to UEFA Final .
The Champions League schedule resumes with a new bracket format to crown the top European team. Here's everything to know to watch the Champions League return in the United States.Better late than never, as the Champions League schedule resumes in early August with a tweaked format for the tournament table and bracket. Because Champions League play was paused in the middle of the Round of 16, that's where the tournament picks up with all matches being played behind closed doors.