‘No danger’ of Mane leaving – Murphy

first_imgFormer Reds star Danny Murphy believes Liverpool are not in danger of losing in-form forward Sadio Mane to Real Madrid despite apparent interest from the Spanish giants.Mane, 27, has enjoyed comfortably his best season in senior football, scoring 22 times in the Premier League to finish joint top-scorer in the division alongside team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Senegal international has been a revelation ever since signing from Southampton in 2016, going on to form a formidable attacking trident with Salah and Roberto Firmino. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Mane also chipped in with four goals to help Liverpool reach the Champions League final, which the Reds will contest against Tottenham in Madrid on Saturday.The Spanish capital could be where Mane plays his football permanently next season if reports of Los Blancos’ interest is genuine, though Murphy does not think fans need to worry, particularly if they become European champions for a sixth time.Murphy told Omnisport: “I don’t think they are in danger of losing him and, to be honest, I think he’s happy.Is right, Reds. @MoSalah and Sadio Mane win the 2018/19 @premierleague Golden Boot, after netting 22 goals each. pic.twitter.com/pFWK84aVNh — Liverpool FC (@LFC) 12 May 2019 “He’s loved, he’s scoring, competing for trophies. I know there’s been links with Madrid, but I just don’t see him going or wanting to leave where he is, where he is doing so much good and playing so well and is loved.”Never say never with anybody, but, at the moment in terms of what he’s done this season, would he be a bigger miss than [Philippe] Coutinho? Yes, he would, because his numbers are bigger, he’s more productive and scores more goals. He’s more of a threat.”He’s been brilliant this season. He really has moved on again from last season. He’s stood up and been counted when so many people probably didn’t expect him to compare with the likes of Salah in terms of his goalscoring exploits.”Ideally, if you win, it’s easier to keep a player when you’re champions of Europe, I get that. Why would you want to leave?”But I just don’t think any of them are in that space at the moment, things are so good. Everyone’s playing so well and there’s a nice togetherness, so I don’t see that being a problem, but of course it would help if they won [the Champions League].”Spurs defied the odds in reaching the Champions League final, particularly in their dramatic ties with Manchester City and Ajax – a last-gasp Lucas Moura goal securing a three-goal comeback against the latter.The skipper. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/uY2iYE4YmZ — Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 31, 2019 Son Heung-min, Lucas and the fit-again Harry Kane have all impressed in the competition, though Murphy is adamant Liverpool do not need to be hugely worried about Spurs.”I think it’s more the other way around,” Murphy, also an ex-Spurs player, said. “I think for Liverpool, if they carry on playing with the same intensity, momentum and confidence that they have been, Tottenham will be more worried about Liverpool than Liverpool will be about Tottenham.”Liverpool have beaten Tottenham a lot over the last few years. They’ve only lost once to them in the last six or seven years, which is not a great record when you when you look at it.”Liverpool won’t be doing anything other than going into the game with the same confidence – full-backs flying forward, the three forward men will be interchanging, causing problems, running in behind, pressing.”You’ll have the three midfielders who will all just get about the pitch, they know how to condense space and how to press, when to press – they’re a well-oiled machine, Liverpool.”So, Liverpool won’t be too worried about where they stop Tottenham. I mean of course there’s some players you have to get close to at times, but I think with [Virgil] Van Dijk at the back leading them and with how calm and assured he is, it’s not Liverpool who’ll be worried, it’s Tottenham.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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SinoForest says 72 per cent of noteholders support its restructuring plan

by News Staff Posted Jun 8, 2012 11:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Troubled Chinese forestry company Sino-Forest Corp. (TSX:TRE) said Friday that holders of about 72 per cent of its outstanding notes have agreed support a restructuring at the company.Sino-Forest said the support follows a deal with an ad hoc committee of noteholders in March to support “either a sale of the company to a third party or a restructuring under which the noteholders would acquire substantially all of the assets of the company.”Once the most valuable forestry company on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Sino-Forest was accused of fraud last year by short seller Muddy Waters Research.Sino-Forest and several former executives have since also been accused of lying to investors and attempting to mislead investigators by the Ontario Securities Commission.The case has also been referred to the RCMP for investigation.The company filed for court protection from creditors earlier this year and put itself up for sale, saying that if it doesn’t receive a suitable takeover offer it will implement a restructuring plan under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Since then, Sino-Forest has been working to gain support from its noteholders.On Friday, the company said noteholders holding at least two-thirds of the principal amount of each of Sino-Forest’s four series of notes have now agreed to support a restructuring.Sino-Forest owns and manages tree plantations as well as manufacturing operations in China.The company has been accused of overstating its assets and revenue as well as misleading investors as to the relationship between Sino-Forest, founder and former chief executive Allen Chan and Greenheart, a publicly traded company listed in Hong Kong.The regulator also alleged Chan secretly controlled companies that received more than $22 million when Sino-Forest bought a controlling interest in Greenheart, which has forest concessions in Suriname.Chan resigned as chief executive of Sino-Forest in August after the OSC first began its investigation, but remained founding chairman emeritus until he resigned from the company in April.Sino-Forest filed a report by its own independent committee earlier this year into the allegations by Muddy Waters, but fell short of bringing investors any closer to seeing a return on their investment in the company.Its shares have been delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange. Sino-Forest says 72 per cent of noteholders support its restructuring plan read more

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