Real Madrid expect Arsenal and Man City to launch Isco transfer moves

first_imgIsco looks certain to be on the way out at Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid believe both Arsenal and Manchester City will be interested in signing Isco in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.Isco was expected to move on over the summer but appeared to have made a U-turn, deciding instead to fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up.However, the midfielder has only started two La Liga games for Real Madrid so far this season and has not featured at all in the Champions League. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 21 Oct 2019 4:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Isco has been restricted in his chances in the Real Madrid first team (Picture: Getty)According to Spanish outlet AS, Isco is desperate to win his place back in the Spain squad ahead of next summer’s European Championships.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 27-year-old has 38 caps for his country but was one of a number of high-profile absentees from Roberto Moreno’s most recent squad.He will now reportedly look to secure a long-mooted Premier League move in January having been told that regular first-team football at the top level is what the Spain boss needs to see in order to offer him a recall.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAnd Madrid are said to be certain that both Arsenal and Man City regard Isco as a dream signing with Unai Emery’s midfield still requiring strengthening and Pep Guardiola seeing the Spanish international as a long-term replacement for the departing David Silva.Isco’s departure would also grease the wheels for any incoming transfers with Real supposedly unwilling to make any purchases without clearing room in their 25-man squad. Advertisementcenter_img Eriksen has been a long-term target for Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)The AS report claims that should Isco leave, Madrid could make a January play for Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen in an effort to ensure he does not sell his services to the highest bidder when his current deal expires in the summer.However, president Florentino Perez would rather redouble his efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe, the PSG winger who is likely to command a fee of more than £200million.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Real Madrid expect Arsenal and Man City to launch Isco transfer moveslast_img read more

Protein ‘helps predict Alzheimer’s risk’

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Risk of Alzheimer’s can be predicted with 80% accuracy, says reportA protein in spinal fluid could be used to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to German researchers.Patients with high levels of the chemical – soluble amyloid precursor protein beta – were more likely to develop the disease, they found.Doctors said in the journal Neurology this was more precise than other tests.Alzheimer’s Research UK said early diagnosis was a key goal, and the study represented a potential new lead.Doctors analysed samples of spinal fluid from 58 patients with mild cognitive impairment, a memory-loss condition which can lead to Alzheimer’s.The patients were followed for three years. Around a third developed Alzheimer’s.Those who developed the illness had, on average, 1,200 nanograms/ml of the protein in the spinal fluid at the start of the study.Those who did not started with just 932 nanograms/ml.Beta amyloid proteins have already been implicated in Alzheimer’s itself, but not as a “predictor” of the disease.The researchers said that a combination of soluble amyloid precursor protein beta, defective tau proteins, which are involved in the structure of brain cells, and a patient’s age was 80% accurate in predicting the onset of the disease.Early diagnosis crucialThere is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. If a treatment is developed, it is thought that it would need to be delivered early, before any permanent damage was done.Dr Robert Perneczky, from the Technical University Munich, said: “Being able to identify who will develop Alzheimer’s disease very early in the process will be crucial in the future.“Once we have treatments that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, we could begin to treat very early and hopefully prevent the loss of memory and thinking skills that occurs with this devastating disease.”More than 800,000 people have dementia in the UK, and that figure is expected to rise as populations get older.Rebecca Wood, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “The ability to diagnose Alzheimer’s early is a key goal for doctors and researchers. This small study provides a potential new lead to follow up.“We will need to see larger trials before we can know how accurate this method could be as a diagnostic test. It will also be important to see how measurements of these proteins compare to those found in healthy people.”BBC News Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyle Protein ‘helps predict Alzheimer’s risk’ by: – June 23, 2011 Share 14 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Legendary Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee put on a ventilator, condition critical

first_imgKolkata: Legendary Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee, who is admitted to a hospital here, was on Monday put on a ventilator and his condition is said to be critical, hospital officials said.”There has been a sudden deterioration in the health condition of legendary footballer P.K Banerjee. He has been shifted to Critical Care and put on ventilation support this evening,” a statement from Medica Superspecialty Hospital said.”He is maintaining parameters post ventilation and is under the close supervision of our panel of specialists and he is also being supervised by the team of neurosciences. The entire clinical team at Medica is putting its best effort towards the recovery of Mr. Banerjee. His family members are being updated on his health condition at regular intervals,” it added.Banerjee was battling with a chest infection for a month or so and being treated by a panel of specialists.The 83-year-old had previously been admitted to the hospital in January for electrolyte imbalance, urinary problem, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. He had subsequently been discharged on January 23. IANSAlso Read: P.K. Banerjee ‘responding well’ to treatment: HospitalAlso Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held todaylast_img read more