There’s a new twist in the BroadQualm saga this afternoon as Qualcomm has said it won’t renominate Paul Jacobs, the former executive chairman of the company, after he notified the board that he decided to explore the possibility of making a proposal to acquire Qualcomm. The last time we saw such a huge exploration to acquire a company was circa 2013, when Dell initiated a leveraged buyout to take the company private in a deal worth $24.4 billion. This would be of a dramatically larger scale, and there’s a report by the Financial Times that Jacobs approached Softbank as a potential partner in the buyout. Jacobs is the son of Irwin Jacobs, who founded Qualcomm, and rose to run the company as CEO from 2005 to 2014. Successfully completing a buyout of this scale would, as a
Top of summer wishlist: Celtic braced for mega bid for key player - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to reports from the Daily Record, French giants Marseille are set to reignite their interest in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in the summer transfer window. After an injury hit first half of the campaign, the 21-year-old has returned to form having scored four goals in his last three games for Celtic, including a stunning finish against arch rivals Rangers in the Old Firm Derby clash last week. The Celtic hitman has narrowly missed out on a place in Didier Deschamps’ senior squad, but will play in the France U21 group for the Euro qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Montenegro. Marseille showed interest in signing the Celtic striker last summer but weren&rs...
Liverpool target Jorginho is reluctant to leave Napoli in the summer with the Reds in hot pursuit of the midfielder’s signature, according to Liverpool Echo. The player’s agent has also revealed that Jorginho is wanting to remain in Naples, despite interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Jurgen Klopp is hoping to move for another midfielder in the summer, with Emre Can expected to depart Anfield when his contract expires in June. Jorginho happy in Naples NAPLES, ITALY – MAY 06: Jorginho of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on May 6, 2017 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) The Italian midfielder has been an integral part of Napoli’s title-challenging side in S
Liverpool are planning to make a move in the summer for Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to the Independent. The Meyerside club have been monitoring the player for several seasons now and are finally set to make their move. Having already secured a deal to sign Leipzig’s midfielder Naby Keita, the Reds have now turned their attention to bringing in Werner. Bolstering attacking options Already owning one of the best attacks in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp is keen on adding yet more attacking talent to his squad in the summer. Currently, Liverpool have only Roberto Firmino as a player the German manager sees as worthy of leading the line for his side. Whilst, Danny Ings has failed to make a telling impact on Meyerside since joining back in 2015, neither Divock Origi
Chelsea are preparing a €135m offer for Real Madrid starlet Marco Asensio Real Madrid may want to raise funds for a potential squad overhaul in the summer Club president Florentino Perez may opt against any move for Asensio due to being a key player in Real’s squad READ MORE: Tottenham Hotspur sidelined until next month, […]
As per a report from Spanish outlet Don Balon this afternoon, Premier League outfit Arsenal are preparing a substantial offer for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. World-class Modric, now 32, has been on the books of Real Madrid since 2012, when he made the move to the Bernabeu from Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for a fee in the region of £30 million. And the Croatian international has since gone on to establish himself as one of (and in the eyes of many, the) finest midfielder in world football, with his partnership alongside Toni Kroos and Casemiro the base upon which much of Real’s recent success has been built. To this point in his career with Los Blancos, Modric has racked up 1 La Liga title, 1 Copa Del Rey, 1 Spanish Super Cup, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 U
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will raise about $5 million for his prospective re-election campaign in 2020 and for the Republican National Committee at a fundraising event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a party official said on Monday.
President Trump issued an order prohibiting Broadcom, a Singapore-based chip maker, from purchasing Qualcomm, citing a threat to the national security of the United States.
West Ham United’s players believe that the negative atmosphere and behavior from the supporters will have worrying implications on the club’s chances of survival, according to the Guardian. On Saturday, West Ham fans, who have begun to lose patience with the club’s owners, took matters into their own hands by invading the pitch and chanting in front of the directors box. The Hammers have now fallen into a serious state both on and off the pitch as they collapsed to a third consecutive defeat against Burnley. Worrying times LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Mark Noble of West Ham United confronts a pitch Invader during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)Ugly
Manchester United line up £54m bid and £154k-per-week deal to sign Barcelona star - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Sport, Manchester United will lodge a bid for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti as contract talks with the Catalans continue to stall. The Red Devils are desperate to bolster their defence with a stellar centre-back after Victor Lindelof struggled for form earlier on the season. Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo don’t look to have a future past this summer either. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 14-cap defender. Umtiti won’t come cheap, however, with the French international having a release clause of £54m. He’s currently in talks with Barcelona over a new deal but wants £154k-per-week, what Manchester United are offering, otherwise