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Football

Real Madrid star Higuain gives nod to record £22m Arsenal move
Agencies
London, June 21, 2013
First Published: 01:11 IST(21/6/2013)
Last Updated: 01:14 IST(21/6/2013)

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly agreed to come to Arsenal even as the Gunners record £22 million deal for the player comes closer to a conclusion.

Higuain and his agent father Jorge are believed to have agreed personal terms in excess of £130,000 a-week as Arsenal prepare to smash their transfer record and wage structure, the Mirror reports.

The Spanish giants circulated Higuain's name for transfer last month and gave him the green light to negotiate a move away from Real Madrid this summer, with the report adding that the player is keen to move to Arsenal after talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Park Ji-Sung dating
Seoul: South Korea's most famous footballer Park Ji-Sung, and one of its most eligible bachelors, used a packed press conference on Thursday to announce he was dating a local TV sports presenter.

The 32-year-old former national captain and Manchester United star said he had been in a relationship with presenter Kim Min-Ji, 27, for several months. On Wednesday, a local newspaper published a picture of Park and Kim walking arm-in-arm in the rain along the bank of Seoul's Han River.

EB face Semen Padang
New delhi: East Bengal have been pitted against tournament debutants Semen Padang of Indonesia in their home and away quarterfinal matches of the AFC Cup football tournament in September. The first leg is on September 17 and the return fixture will be a week later.

Giggs to apologise?
London: Ryan Giggs' cancer-hit dad has appealed to his son to mend their broken family ripped apart by the star's eight-year affair with his brother's wife. Danny Wilson has pleaded with the Manchester United ace to apologise to sibling Rhodri so that the three men can sit down together and talk. Wilson who has not spoken to Giggs for 12 months told The Sun that Giggs has been spoilt, and he is surrounded by men who "have clearly given him bad advice."


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