Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star In fact, it was even suggested the 25-year-old was on the verge of being dropped while some reports claimed he could even be sent back to Liverpool in January.But Besiktas president Orman has laughed off those suggestions and instead revealed he hopes to sign Karius for good.“Karius is an excellent keeper, God willing we will sign him on a permanent transfer,” Orman is quoted as saying by Turkish outlet Harberler. REAL DEAL Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? huge blow tense deals Latest Premier League Stories Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Besiktas president Fikret Orman with Loris Karius in the summer. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining 1 “These stories are complete nonsense.“Give Karius some time is all I’m saying. Karius has a lot of work to do but give him time.” gameday cracker whoops Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius could seal a permanent move to Besiktas, according to club president, Fikret Orman.The German goalkeeper joined the Turkish club on a two-year loan during the summer, after his errors in the Champions League final saw the Reds sign Alisson, but he has made a mixed start to life in his new surroundings. REVEALED
CVS talking about acquiring Sav-on BOISE, Idaho – Drugstore chain CVS Corp. said Thursday it has been in discussions with Boise-based Albertson’s Inc. regarding the purchase of the supermarket chain’s Sav-on and Osco drugstores. But CVS, a Rhode Island-based company that operates more than 5,400 retail and specialty pharmacy stores nationwide, said no agreement on any transaction between the company and Albertson’s has been reached. It canceled a planned conference call with analysts Thursday morning after reports that the supermarket chain had ceased negotiating with bidders and was planning alternatives to selling the entire company. The New York Times cited unidentified sources Thursday in saying Albertson’s broke off negotiations Wednesday night with a group of investors that was bidding for the company. The newspaper said the company terminated talks with a group that had been the leading bidder in an auction to buy the supermarket chain for approximately $9.6 billion in cash and stock, or about $26 per share. Agency accepts energy-firm pact WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday it has accepted a $512 million settlement with Reliant Energy Inc., California utilities and commission staff to resolve claims stemming from the 2000-01 Western energy crisis. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Specifically, the settlement resolves claims that the Houston-based merchant generator charged unfairly high prices for electricity during the crisis. “This marks another significant milestone in bringing closure to the 2000-2001 energy crisis,” FERC Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher said. Reliant officials did not immediately return a call for comment. The commission has now accepted or helped secure settlements stemming from the energy crisis that total more than $6.3 billion, he said. Civil charges filed against managers WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday filed civil charges against two former San Francisco hedge-fund managers, accusing them of making thousands of illegal trades that cheated mutual funds out of $49 million between 2000 and 2003. Brent Federighi, 34, and Michael Hoffman, 42, were accused of making the trades on behalf of the $130 million Ilytat hedge fund, which they co-managed. Federighi was also charged with his trading in the $55 million Gage Capital hedge fund, which he managed after Ilytat closed. “We were disappointed that they decided to go ahead with the filing of the lawsuit,” said Bill Goodman, an attorney for Federighi. “It has utterly no merit whatsoever, and we’re convinced that we will prevail in court.” An attorney for Hoffman was out of the country and could not immediately be reached for comment. UPS pilots seek impasse in talks ATLANTA – UPS pilots will ask the National Mediation Board to declare contract talks at an impasse and start a countdown toward what would be their first strike, union officials said Thursday. “Our hand has been forced,” said Tom Nicholson, president of the Independent Pilots Union, which represents 2,400 UPS fliers. “We no longer believe UPS is serious about reaching an agreement.” But UPS spokesman Mark Giuffre said that the two sides were making meaningful progress in talks this week and that the company expects a negotiated settlement. UPS and its pilots have been negotiating for more than three years on a new labor agreement that would replace their current deal, with federal mediators overseeing recent talks. Nicholson said the two sides remain about $40 million apart.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!