Mourinho eyeing triple January transfer swoop for Matic, Dias and Fernandes

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has told Tottenham there are three players he would like to bring in when the transfer window opens, it has been claimed.Mourinho gave chairman Daniel Levy a clear vision of what he sees as the future of the squad before the club agreed to appoint him as their new manager.3 Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes is the leading target for Jose Mourinho at TottenhamCredit: EPAAnd despite assuring them he believes there is quality in the squad to work with, the Independent say the 56-year-old made it clear there are a trio of targets he has in mind for Janaury.Top of the list is Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes – who has been a long-term target for Spurs under Pochettino.But the article also claims Mourinho wants Spurs to try to sign Benfica star Ruben Dias and also Manchester United outcast Nemanja Matic.The pursuit of Fernandes is an obvious one, as the North London club look to find a replacement for Christian Eriksen as the creative force in the side.Eriksen’s days are numbered, having made it clear he will not extend the contract which runs out at the end of the season and Spurs could look to move him on when the transfer window opens in six weeks.It would take a bid of around £63million for Spurs to land the attacking midfielder but they will have to dig deep if they want to beat United to his services.The suggestion Matic is a target will come as a surprise given the way he has been frozen out at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Serb has made just four Premier League appearances this season and Solskjaer believes he lacks the mobility to get around the pitch nowadays.3 Defender Ruben Dias could come in and help strengthen the back line at SpursCredit: AFP or Licensors 3 Manchester United outcast Nemanja Matic is another target of MourinhoCredit: PA:Empics SportJose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenham Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerBut Mourinho is a long-term fan of the 31-year-old having taken hmi to both Chelsea and United in the past, and believes he is excellent tactically and could make a big impact if he can tempt him down to London.Dias, 22, is regarded as one of the best young centre-backs in Europe and Mourinho is already looking to bring him in as he prepares to shake-up the mis-firing back line.With doubts over the future of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, United and Manchester City target Dias would be a signing who could come in and establish himself as a force for years in the side.last_img read more

Miss Liberia Takes Voter Registration Awareness Nationwide

first_imgWokie Dolo, Miss Liberia 2017, has embarked on a massive voter registration (VR) awareness campaign to encourage eligible Liberians to turn out and register to participate in the elections in October.The 2017 voter registration exercise, which started on February 1, is experiencing a series of hitches which have slowed the process in some parts of the country.Faulty cameras and the shortage of VR forms at some centers have stalled the process with some individuals being denied access to the registration process.The National Elections Commission (NEC) says it is targeting 2.5 million people to be registered by the March 7 VR closing date. A week shy of the halfway time frame, about 1 million voters have been registered, NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoya confirmed last week. Amid the challenges to the process, Miss Liberia has been drafted for the nationwide campaign to persuade Liberians to register.Miss Dolo’s media team has disclosed that the beauty queen will soon embark on a tour of four counties. She has produced jingles and a video demonstrating the importance of the voter registration exercise.She is also using social media including Facebook, instagram and twitter on the campaign trail. In a video posted on Facebook, Miss Dolo calls on all Liberians, age 18 years and above, to register at the center closest to them.Miss. Wokie Dolo, a native of Nimba County in northern Liberia was crowned Miss Liberia 2017. She emerged winner of the Miss Liberia Beauty Pageant on December 30, 2016 following an impressive exhibition of her talents at the national event, which attracted hundreds of Liberians and foreign nationals.Miss Dolo obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution in 2015 from the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, and also earned a certificate in leadership and campaign planning from the Youth Political Leadership School in 2016. It is reported that she is a humanitarian who has over the years helped empower young people through education and community development. As a campaigner for the education of girls, Miss. Dolo has reportedly provided scholarships to less fortunate girls across Liberia, especially in her native Nimba County.The former Miss Cuttington University 2012 contributed immensely to the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease which devastated the country, reports say, adding that she has made donations to orphans in Monrovia and its environs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more