Arsenal braced for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer exit and expect offers for Bernd Leno and Alexandre Lacazette

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to leave Arsenal in the summer (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to leave Arsenal in the summer, while the Premier League club are also braced for offers for Bernd Leno and Alexandre Lacazette.Gabon superstar Aubameyang has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring 57 goals in 92 appearances.The 30-year-old was named Arsenal’s new captain in November following Granit Xhaka’s axing but is still being strongly linked with a summer move.Aubameyang will have just a year remaining on his current contract come the end of the season and Arsenal, reluctant to lose him for nothing in 2021, may decide to sell.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal also expect to receive offers for goalkeeper Leno and striker Lacazette.Leno has largely impressed at the Emirates following his £22.5m move from Bayer Leverkusen two years ago and it is claimed the Germany international is attracting ‘big interest’ ahead of the summer.French forward Lacazette, meanwhile, wants to be playing Champions League football so will likely push for a move unless Arsenal somehow qualify for the competition. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Feb 2020 10:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Advertisement Comment Arsenal’s Bernd Leno is reportedly attracting ‘big interest’ (Picture: Getty)Despite Aubameyang nearing the end of his contract, Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes his former club should keep hold of the Gabon international – even if it means losing him for free in 12 months’ time.‘If I was Arsenal I would keep him and tell him to give us what they can next season, get us back in the Champions League and then you can go for free,’ Merson told Sky Sports.‘It’s hard to buy goals and this guy is a natural goal-scorer. It’s hard to buy that.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‘I like [Gabriel] Martinelli, he’s a top player, but you’re getting 15-20 goals guaranteed with Aubameyang, that’s some doing for Martinelli.‘I can’t talk highly enough of Martinelli. He’s 18 and playing in the best league in the world. I’m a big fan of his. He will be a superstar.’Arsenal, who are currently tenth in the Premier League, face Newcastle United at the Emirates on Sunday.MORE: Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson explains how Mikel Arteta will turn him into a top playerMORE: Arsenal fans hail ‘best recruiter’ Matteo Guendouzi after Pape Gueye Instagram message Arsenal braced for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer exit and expect offers for Bernd Leno and Alexandre Lacazettelast_img read more

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Regulators approve Duke Energy rate decrease

first_imgPlainfield, In. — Indiana utility regulators approved an agreement between Duke Energy and consumer groups to lower customer electric rates using savings from the new federal tax law. The move will mean a 5.6 percent average rate reduction for Duke Energy Indiana customers by 2020, with most of the savings beginning in 2018.Additional savings as a result of the federal tax act and the settlement will be reflected in future filings before state utility regulators. The amount of the tax savings will vary by customer class. Average residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month will save $7.33 on their monthly electric bills by 2020.Duke Energy, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the Indiana Industrial Group and Nucor Steel submitted the agreement to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in late June. The agreement outlined how to pass along to customers the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which federal lawmakers passed in late 2017.“This is an important agreement, and the commission’s approval allows us to begin passing along savings to customers immediately and ensure they see the benefit of the new federal tax law,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd. “It’s a unique opportunity to lower electric rates and help offset other costs.”Duke Energy began reflecting the lower federal tax rate in customer bills earlier in 2018 as it filed new electric bill riders with the state utility regulatory commission. In addition to the tax reductions in bill riders, the settlement agreement reduces base rates in September 2018 to reflect the lower tax rate. The agreement also includes refunds of accumulated deferred taxes in 2018 and 2020.last_img read more

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Switch in lines pays off for Callahan

first_imgThe Dubuque veteran switched lines on the fly and took the Eichman’s Bar and Grill IMCA Late Model 25-lap feature Sunday evening on his home track. Kelsy Hayes roller her ride in turn one just four laps from the end. She was shaken, but not in­jured. “I thought it would be a top side track, but that changed,” Callahan said in Dubuque Speedway’s Hoker Trucking/C&W Trucking/Kam Koncepts Victory Circle. “It got treacherous up there so we hooked up down low.” Tyler Soppe waited out a first lap crash, a handful more of cautions and a wild battle with Jason Roth. He went on to win the 15-lap Peosta Warehousing Logistics IMCA Northern SportMod fea­ture. Justin Becker, Mitch Manternach and front row starter Matt Stagman came next.  Cole Mather topped his third K Motorsports IMCA Stock Car 15-lap feature, outbattling Tom Schmitt at the finish line. Chase Zaruba, Joe Zrostlik and Reece Norton followed.  Luke Goedert also found the bottom to his liking and took second late. Klein, Jeremiah Hurst and Luke Merfeld followed. Callahan rolled off fifth and quickly moved into the fray for the point. He moved past Ron Klein on a late restart en route to the win.  By Rob Hinckley Jason Schueller took off from the pole and paced all 20 Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modi­fied feature circuits. Bryce Garnhart charged from a late restart past Matt Gansen and Mark Schulte to take the runner up spot. Jed Freiburger took fifth. Point leader Daniel Wauters sped away from Leah Wroten to take the Kinsella Concrete IMCA Hobby Stock 12-lapper. Brandon White, Roger Winkers and Brett Vanous followed. DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 7) – A change of plans for Joel Callahan.last_img read more

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