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Xhaka coy over Arsenal transfer rumours

Granit Xhaka is rumoured to be a potential Arsenal signing in the summer. PHOTO/GETTYIMAGES

Granit Xhaka is rumoured to be a potential Arsenal signing in the summer. PHOTO/GETTYIMAGES. 

MONCHENGLADBACH, Germany, May 18 – Borussia Mönchengladbach skipper Granit Xhaka has refused to confirm or deny reports suggesting that transfer talks are under way between his club and Arsenal.

The 23-year-old midfielder is widely regarded as one of Europe’s brightest prospects and was recently tipped to make the move to the English Premier League in the off-season.

And the rumours mill has gone into overdrive over the past week after Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl revealed the club were considering an offer for the Swotzerland interntional.

However, Eberl refused to name the club that was looking to sign the midfielder.

In an iterview with SRF, Xhaka said: “Whether there are talks or not, the clubs Gladbach and Arsenal know that, but as of now I am still a Gladbach player.

“It might change in the next weeks or it might not change.”

However, Xhaka did reveal that his future would be decided in the coming weeks, ahead of the Eurpean Championships in France.

He added: “There will definitely be a decision before the European Championship.”

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  1. Milimo

    April 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    So be it. In other words, if you have the resources to manipulate figures, there is nothing wrong with it! Long live the rich and mighty. As for me that was my last time to vote. If that is democracy then I rather dictarorship even Chinese Communism. That the court could not even fault the IEBC about the different figures for me is slap in my face. I don’t even like Raila himeslf but the ruling has given any electoral body powers to act with impunity and get away with it. Since am from a minority tribe, the next objective is make babies!

    • risky

      April 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

      The courts verdict was ” it was free, fair and transparency” all the other were allegations which they failed to prove. Unlike other losers, Raila’s pride could not allow him to concead without vague excuses.

      • bobcat

        April 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

        people saw with their own eyes, so it does not matter what they decided.

        • Duncan Muchina

          April 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

          get over it bob and let’s move on…..I fully understand the situation….but life must go on.

    • Gathii

      April 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Myopic thinking just because your cult leader said so. Do not make wild allegations and if you have evidence go to court but we are tired of these stories of elections lost because of rigging or someone using their resources. If you cannot accept defeat then do not enter the race – that way you will eliminate the disappointment.
      CORD maligned many people and institutions during the campaign period and after the elections but they were not able to prove any of these allegations so it is best to just shut up.

    • betty

      April 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Be honesty with yourself and say if you have any evidence or is it just hearsay!

  2. Beloved King

    April 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I didn’t know Mutunga was an idiot till the time he pronounced this words: ” it was free, fair and transparency” Only an idiot judge can pronounce those words after SC itself had reported in it’s scrutiny numerous discrepancies. T he reason why I see the Supreme court judges as idiots is simple: They were less passionate about evidence in the guise that time was not enough! if Time was not enough for evidence, they were obliged to make every effort because justice is about truth and truth is about evidence. The Supreme Court was simply a mockery of justice and truth. They did a shoddy job, they are simply fake.

    • Brian

      April 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      You are one very very bitter king… take a deep breath and relax not everything will always be to your favour in life. Vilifying the CJ for announcing a unanimous decision of five others is also not fair.. to say that the elections were free and fair does not mean the IEBC did a perfect job but it means just that… free from rigging and fair to all candidates.

    • SalumG

      April 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      I never saw in my life an African court rule against status quo (Rulers) maybe someone can update me, they are serving theirs masters, so to me no surprise at all, next election people will not go to court

      • Gathii

        April 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        Status quo here is the serving PM so this is a first in Africa!
        Get used to hearing of many firsts in Africa with the Jubilee team…..

        • indsn

          April 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

          Serving PM and VP – the ruling class!

      • Njuguna Ndungu

        April 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

        Do you even know the meaning of status quo?

      • Mira

        April 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

        I hear you.

    • Francis Kigondu

      April 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      The problem with ppl like u is that institutions are only good when they are in your favour, Free, fair and transparent does not mean perfect, Think again who is the idiot here.

    • Njuguna Ndungu

      April 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Rules of evidence require the petitioner to file and serve the respondents within stated timelines. Your ignorance on the subject is no excuse to hul insults to our own very distinguished judges.

    • Gathii

      April 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Idiots are people who cannot reason and cannot decipher all the information presented before them. CORD claimed that votes were removed from its candidates and added to Jubilee candidate but they had no evidence despite Mutula & Orengo boasting they had the best legal minds in the country and had a ‘water-tight’ case.
      When retallying was done for over 18,000 polling stations out of the 36,000 stations, minor errors were noted which IEBC clarified that these errors were corrected in Bomas before the final results were announced which results were signed by agents of both Jubilee and CORD. Based on the evidence before the court and the results of the retallying the Supreme Court upheld Uhuru’s win.
      If you did not know, the SC only has 14 days to come to a decision on the presidential election as per constitution.

    • indsn

      April 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      And exactly who are you and what are to pronounce anyone idiot? If ever there was any idiot you deserve to own the title. You should learn that there is something called respect. There are people who deserve respect. To pour such scorn in public media speaks tons about who you are. Please learn to be civil even when circumstances do not favour you. The world is not about to end for you to think that all mortals are about to be equal before the almighty. Some people are more equal than others and will remain so. Learn how to criticise seniors in a respectable way if you must. Otherwise just listen and read what others have to say.

      • SG

        April 2, 2013 at 11:54 am

        Let it go mate!!!!! its time to move on brother!! RAO & UK are both sons of Kenya. Its is our inner souls which need filtration to view the scenario from a Kenyan`S perspective. Once again, its time to move on brother.

      • Mira

        April 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

        Elections are about passions, if you cannot stand the heat, leave the kitchen. I totally agree that the supreme court missed a great moment to assert itself and its authority given the massive irregularities. The fact that they missed this opportunity makes me conclude that they are nothing but a farce! That is what they are!!

    • betty

      April 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Respect! respect! respect, Mutunga is the chief justice of Kenya he deserve respect ,abuse will not sway him any way

    • Kavuvali

      April 2, 2013 at 5:42 am

      I have read this morning of a guy who hang himself in Nyatike because Raila is not president. Could you please learn a lesson from him and follow suit? You are a waste of space.

    • Mazzdark

      April 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

      You need to calm down……It is what it is

    • SG

      April 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Let it go mate!!!!! its time to move on brother!! RAO & UK are both
      sons of Kenya. Its is our inner souls which need filtration to view the
      scenario from a Kenyan`S perspective. Once again, its time to move on
      brother

    • Mira

      April 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      I don’t believe the Supreme Court of Kenya is independent. Anyway who knows, maybe they were intimidated. The number of dark forces out there (even Uhuru himself alluded to them in his tussle with Mudavadi) may just be too strong for any justice to prevail in Kenya. They may have wanted their man by all means and guess what? They have him, to the chagrin of the rest of us, sane Kenyans, if I may add.

  3. Kinyili Catherine

    April 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    pride and false allegations ,,,can not define our country,,,God chooses leaders at his own will ,,He puts one up and bring another down…Have you not heard that folks ,…Stop blaming Mutunga …Its clear Raila Has never Conceeded deafeat since ..Court is not a place to win political battles .
    Nway Uhuru is more Smarter,,,
    Out of The Abundance of the heart Mouth speaks ,,Hay Jugde by what come out of the Mouth Of both ,,.

    • Mali

      April 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      So, Hitler was annnoited by God? or which . Which ” god” are you refering to? Is there not a diffrence between religiuos (spiritual ) and political (caeser) leadership? Come on, all people are asking for is justice. Also note there was evidence anomalies. It is worth looking at the 2 sides of a coin objectively..

      • betty

        April 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        what other justice than the one which was passed, was it supposed to come in a certain way!

      • prince

        April 2, 2013 at 7:32 am

        I agree the election is over. I however do not agree that every time you win God has ordained the win. Sometimes you JUST win like when you win a boxing match, or raid a bank! But now that Raila may be out of politics, who will be the “devil” to be blamed by the new government like when they fail to deliver laptops to Turkana and Tanariver? Plse give suggestions….this is urgent!

        • Mira

          April 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm

          Oh wait!!! They will be building super highways to nowhere! Oh I meant Central, or whatever counties those happen to be. Sorry Ruto! maybe next time!

      • Kamtu Odinary

        April 3, 2013 at 8:48 am

        …the bible of full of God’s anointed who turned away from their path and fell from grace, including King David….but how would you know?

    • khasandiphyllice

      April 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

      not so fast…God also chooses a leader to teach people a lesson, to make them return to Him and know He is the Leader of leaders, or don’t you think so?

    • free kass

      May 1, 2013 at 7:01 am

      “it is clear Raila has never conceded defeat” it is equally clear there has never been a credible election since..ZILCH!

  4. Joe king muoki

    April 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Dear Kenyans , first I am proud to be Kenyan for the decorum you have shown during and after the court verdict save few incidents in nbo and kisumu. Now when we went court , we knew at some point a judgement will be delivered and it has to go either way. So when we say we have faith with our courts, that’s exactly what is is supposed to do. Court is not a place of imagination but rather needs prove beyond any reasonable doubt which to them it was not adduced. Therefore lets respect the ruling as court is a for all. I have embraced h.e Uhuru Kenyatta although I was cord member. Thankyou and God bless

  5. sunny

    April 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    The court made its decision based on the Evidence before it, the apparent regularities were random and were explained by the respondent’s to the satisfaction of the court. The major newspapers let many Kenyans down in stocking up confusion by reporting on this with a clear slight of hand that omitted in a significant way the very powerful rebuttals exhibited in court, and the fact that the petitioner could not and did not answer these, only highlighting headlines about so called irregularities. To what end, I wonder.

    • Sam

      April 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      I cannot add any more Sunny. From the evidence submitted by petitioner , If one was keen they could tell the out come by Friday evening. Time to pray for healing as we inspire peace , prosperity and hope among our selves. INSHALLAH.

  6. Duncan Muchina

    April 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Does anyone wonder how the CJ manages to look so youthful at 65, or it’s only me?

    • Shilz

      April 2, 2013 at 5:40 am

      Haha! like how u veered completely off topic

      • Duncan Muchina

        April 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

        It’s not criminal is it? The 6 confirmed what the other 6 had said earlier!

  7. Gathii

    April 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Kwani some people expected some favours from him? Who might these be?

  8. George Omenye

    April 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I think the CJs are not out to favor either side but to gently disappoint and by doing so they do not influence the outcome hence the status quo. I suppose therefore that the supreme court is not the best entity to resolve this issue and that’s what needs to be looked at.

    • Kimani John

      April 2, 2013 at 4:33 am

      What happened to the culture of “losing & conceding with grace?” While there is no denying that Hon. Raila has stood firm for reforms in Kenya it is also notable that he has helped build a very unfortunate culture in our politics where losers are encouraged to fight for to share the trophy with the winner. I mean, this is sad. Losing a contest just means that you can live to fight another day. Again, what is this that makes CORD followers (…thank God, not all) feel entitled to a win they did NOT deserve? Why insult fellow Kenyans for no reason? Feels like one can say – bless the Lord that CORD lost!

      • George Omenye

        April 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

        I most certainly agree with the decision and want to move on in the interest of peace, law and order. My thoughts we more in the interest that politicians need to work hard and create outcomes that are more robust or that the debates if it comes down to it are more vigorous. All in all its over now and we as a people need to focus on the things that unit us including supporting our new president. By all means thanks for your comment.

  9. George Omenye

    April 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    There is enormous consequence too in decision just look at George Bush in the US

    • bett

      April 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Kenyan are ready for it

      • George Omenye

        April 1, 2013 at 11:17 pm

        I agree we are ready as Kenyans and our political history clearly points to this. I just want to point out that the CJs have now set in motion events that could lead us in a direction that some have experienced. I do believe though its time to move on and address issues that affect the country thanks for your comment

  10. betty

    April 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Mutunga all kenyans are with you,All the judges gave an unanimous ruling.You should always give ruling without fear or favour as you uphold and protect the constutition .bv

  11. Mwangi Z Darwa

    April 2, 2013 at 5:59 am

    If
    the whole election was wrong none of the ODM leaders would have agreed to turn
    in to their new offices, they should have insisted in the repetition of the
    whole thing…otherwise it was very wrong to target on one person only.

    • George Omenye

      April 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      I believe the dispute was very specific

    • Sam

      April 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      This statement defined pre-verdict RAO’s intentions . It was about his presidency which he had lost and not democracy as he puts it. he lost an opportunity to complicate or bulkanise the nation to his end.

  12. kerbala

    April 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Supreme court judges were bought with billions of shillings to sabotage justice but their days are numbered because an election is just one event in the struggle for democracy. Remember what befell the late kivuitu when initially PNU forces kept on praising him. The same will befell Hassan and Mutunga as time will tell.

  13. SG

    April 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

    The SC outcome was shocking ! I strongly feel , Top Judges failed to meet our expectations. There was enough evidence put up to by the petitioner. Thereafter, the petitioner was stopped from further evidence on the pretext of time constraint. Anyway, i shall always respect the decision of the SC. Congrates to UK & Jubilee ! Also wish them well in Governing our beloved Kenya. Its time to move forward and they should put every effort to De-polarise our nation! Once again, UK is our Prezzo and we must respect him.God bless Kenya.

  14. Vincent Otieno

    April 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    payback is a bitch

  15. M Rajab Ndothya

    April 2, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Dr Willy Mutunga afai ata bure

  16. M Rajab Ndothya

    April 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Afrika atuwezi tenda haki kabisa ata Asia mambo ni pesa juu ya sheria uchaguzi usimamiwe na U.N Nasio U.N Walio na asili ya Afrika au Asia

  17. kerbala

    April 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Kenyans want the compromised six judges to be send home for being a big disgrace to the country. They cannot convince anyone with their judgement after kenyans saw rigging and incompetence of the lEBC in discharge of its duties. Should mutunga and his corrupt six judges not vacate office voluntarily kenyans will mount a relentless crusade similar to the one in 2007 and get them out using the same way the previous corrupt and compromised Judges were removed. Only time will tell but the journey to remove these corrupt judges has just started.

  18. Mira

    April 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I have always hated this big lie that we are Kenyans etc. This is a country that was created by the British and the very idea of Kenya is a disservice to some of us! Am I alone in this thinking? Ok, maybe you don’t agree with me but why is it that as Kenyans we are not really equals? I am talking about the causes that RAO was championing. The very idea that as Kenyans we should have some equality of sorts. That we should all be ordained to have equal opportunities, men and women and the different ethnic groups …okay what some of you like to call tribes. Why should we continue to accept the inequality that has resulted from the Colonial concentration of power in one man and whenever that man has taken the mantle, he has consolidated more power and in most cases taken others’ resources and used them for himself and some of “his people?” I am not just talking about the Middle counties of Kenya by the way. Why should we always accept this unequal country and when we raise our voices, we are always shut down like we are second class citizens in our own country. I think it defeats the purpose to be termed Kenyan, when in actual fact the rest aren’t really equal. I am not just talking about the 41 of you, I am talking about men, women too. I feel so oppressed! Does anyone feel me?

    • George Omenye

      April 3, 2013 at 6:13 am

      I think you should give the new constitution a chance I believe good things are ahead.

  19. Sam

    April 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Truth be told the judicial is credieble. I wish I would point a finger against Mutunga but I cannot find a single hole. He has no feelings for petioners other than justice be done. To be truly objective you must completely undress all your emotional being and use the head and only your head..so help him God.

  20. Wangechi

    April 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I am so surprised at how much this matter is being taken to hurt. Even when we did not want Moi, we did not burn our ID’s, commit suicide or go on for days.. The Supreme Court ruled, i agree with them. Time now is on to work.. I need money to pay for my bills.

    • free kass

      May 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      bye..i paid mine

  21. John

    April 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    He is better than none!

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