Willian commits to Chelsea, Luiz urges Courtois and Hazard to stay

first_imgAfter Chelsea’s FA Cup final win in Conte’s final game in charge, Willian, who had been left on the bench, posted a picture on Instagram with the Italian blocked out by three trophy emojis in a picture of the whole team celebrating.“I’m a Chelsea player,” Willian told ESPN Brasil.“I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club.“The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona.“But I have my head here and I intend to continue in the club unless the club wants to sell me. But my head is here in the club.”Willian’s compatriot and team-mate David Luiz has urged Belgian duo Courtois and Hazard to also stay put after starring for their country at the World Cup.Thibaut Courtois was voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / Paul ELLISCourtois, 26, has a year remaining on his contract and has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid. Chelsea risk losing him for a reduced fee in January or for free next summer.The former Atletico Madrid stopper has repeatedly stated his desire to move closer to his two children in the Spanish capital.Hazard, whose deal expires in 2020, has stalled over a new contract offer and has long been the subject of speculation over a move to Real.“Chelsea wants for the best players to stay,” said Luiz. “They know Chelsea a lot, so they know what they’ve had here, the fun they’ve had here. Everybody loves them and I hope they can stay.”Sarri said he would sanction Courtois’ departure if the goalkeeper expresses a desire to leave following Sunday’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.The transfer window for incoming players to Premier League clubs closes this Thursday, but Luiz is adamant the Blues have enough quality even if Courtois and Hazard go.“I want them to stay, because we have top players with the confidence,” Luiz said. “If they decide to leave, I think we will continue with fantastic players.”Luiz himself was sidelined by injury and a fallout with Conte for most of last season.But after starting on Sunday, Luis insists he never contemplated leaving Chelsea for a second time and is now keen to show he can be a key figure for Sarri.“I was just working and trying to do my best,” Luiz added. “Everybody has the opportunity, you just have to show him character, physical quality, technical quality, so since the first day I’m trying to do that.”The 59-year-old Italian’s style has been likened to Pep Guardiola’s.But while City gave the Catalan time to adjust in his first season in England, there is precious little time for Sarri.“I hope we can understand it quickly and can fight for all the titles,” Luiz said. “When you play for a big club you have to be ready to try to fight for the titles, and we’re going to fight for that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Staying put: Willian has committed his future to Chelsea © AFP / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – Brazilian international Willian has given Chelsea a huge boost by committing his future to the Premier League giants as the futures of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard remain in doubt.Willian was also linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea rebuffed offers from Barcelona earlier in the transfer window and the appointment of Maurizio Sarri to replace Antonio Conte as manager appears to have eased any desire to leave from the winger.last_img read more

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BUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGN LETTERKENNY

first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGNDonegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Hugh Downey, MD, Sharp Design & PR, based in Letterkenny.  Sharp Design are an award winning communications company, with over 20 years of experience specialising in Brand, Web, E-Marketing, Digital Media, Marketing, PR, Creative Advertising, Printing & Large Format Exhibition printing. Offering creative marketing solutions for start up and existing businesses we deliver creative advertising campaigns that work. Sharp Design have the unique advantage of not only having complete control inhouse of all their services from inception to completion, but every brand or creative campaign that is created for their clients is uniquely created with a difference for the individual customer. Hugh & Grace Ann along with their talented creative team, offer themselves to anyone who believes a makeover can help them with their business, no matter what the product or service. Hugh & Grace Ann sit down with their clients & love helping them realise and reach their full potential. Their business is all about moving things forward, onto a new level to ensure their customers succeed. Donegaldaily.com: Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?I worked in a furniture store in Waterford, I got 80.00 punts a week.Donegaldaily.com: What was your first success in business?Getting past year 1, year 2 & now here we are getting past 20 years later! Donegaldaily.com: Name the one local or international business person you look up to?It has to be Sir Gerry Robinson! The best business ambassador for our Donegal & Ireland.Donegaldaily.com: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Made a lot of small ones, but thankfully no big ones yet!Donegaldaily.com: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Always be nice to your customers, suppliers & colleagues. It’s not hard to be nice!Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today? As my grandmother always advised me, there’s only two people in this world you should look after, the man above & the bank manager.Donegaldaily.com: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? My 2011 Wurth Calendar!Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?My car & I- phone.Donegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?My i-phone.Donegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Enjoy family time & good French wine.Donegaldaily.com: When will you retire?After hearing the 2011 budget, probably never!Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Be happy!Donegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Give my lovely bank manager some money so he can give it to me!BUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 10th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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