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Van Gaal interested in Rodriguez

RODRIGUEZ-JAPANLONDON, England, June 26- Manchester United could be ready to hijack Napoli’s reported pursuit of Colombia star James Rodriguez following his agent’s claims that they are keeping their options open.

The forward enjoyed a profitable debut campaign with Monaco where his nine goals and 12 assists helped the Ligue 1 outfit to a second-placed finish, but he has since heavily added to his stock following his standout showings at the 2014 World Cup.

The 22-year-old’s representative Aytekin Erayabakan has already confirmed Napoli have made an approach in regard to signing the Colombian star, who has played a pivotal role in helping his country into the last 16 in Brazil, but admits the Serie A side are just one of several big-name European clubs sniffing around.

He told AreaNapoli: “I can confirm that I have spoken with Napoli. (Napoli chief Aurelio) De Laurentiis is a great person and one of the best presidents I have ever seen. But the Neapolitans are not the only ones that are following Rodriguez. Let’s see what the future holds.

“There are several European clubs after him, but it’s best not to say anything at the moment.”

United are now thought to be preparing to swoop in for the striker, and although Erayabakan would not disclose any financial figures, it is thought around £15million could be enough to push through a deal.

The agent added: “How much will he cost? I don’t know. But what I can say is that his price has increased after the way he’s played these past few months.”

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  1. VICTOROBIERO

    August 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

    WHAT I LOVE MOST IS THAT MRS. NJOKI NDUNG’U IS IN

  2. Peter

    August 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Once again the judges letting Kenyans down.

     2/7 (28.57%) is less than 1/3 (33.33%)!! That is elementary maths.

     When they say that parliament is yet to legislate on the standards, how do they want parliament to redefine 1/3? When they say the case ” is without any evidential basis and therefore misconceived and unfounded”, what evidence were they looking for? Do they know something we don’t know? Maybe one of the gentlement is trans-gender? Or maybe a stud on the ears of the CJ makes good the missing 5%?

     If the three gentlemen were all that they claimed to be at the interview, they would give an easy way out to arrogant chaps at JSC by declining the appointments so that the court can be properly constituted.

     How do you expect them to rule when the issue of parliamentary seats comes up before them?

    Shame on you dishonourable judges!!

    • Lucas

      August 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Dude, be patient. Affirmative action, while being a step toward closing many socio-economic gaps, also requires giving on the part of the recepient. Having said that before whining and complaining, we need to know the criteria used (education, experience etc) to hire these judges. Its even greater that the few women in their current positions, have and, are breaking the ceiling glasses for the future of all women, contrary to former regimes when Kenya failed to accommodate female persons.

      • Peter

        August 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        There are no two ways of looking at this matter. There are 5 men out of 7
        (5/7) making it 71.43% or 2.14 thirds. Whichever way you look at it, the
        composition of the men is MORE THAN 2.0 thirds. The katiba is very clear, NOT MORE
        THAN 2 thirds.

         

        In short, the Supreme court, as currently constituted, is
        unconstitutional.

  3. Awinosakwa

    August 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Prov 23:24Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent”– peoples will curse him and nations denounce him.
    25But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them.
     

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