Reports: Man United agree £59.7million Di Maria fee

first_img1 Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria Manchester United are set to break the British transfer record after agreeing a fee of £59.7million to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, according to reports.It is understood the Argentine forward has flown to Manchester after bidding farewell to his team-mates in Spain and will undergo a medical with the club on Tuesday before completing his long-awaiting Old Trafford switch.Di Maria, a key member of Madrid’s team last season, was absent from the Los Blancos squad that beat Cordoba 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Monday evening.United’s pursuit of the winger has been met by a mixed reaction, with ex-forward Federico Macheda praising the move, former star Ray Wilkins questioning his price tag and former top flight midfielder Stewart Robson wondering where his arrival leaves Juan Mata, who United broke their transfer record to sign from Chelsea in January.United have made no official comment on the supposedly impending transfer, but it is understood the agreed fee between the Red Devils and Real will eclipse the £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011.Should he sign, the 26-year-old cannot be involved in United’s Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night, but could be set for a debut in Saturday’s trip to Burnley in the Premier League.United appear in desperate need of a lift after a loss and a draw from their opening two league games and the man who was named man of the match in May’s Champions League final would certainly give them that.United boss Louis van Gaal would neither confirm nor deny anything with regard to the Di Maria situation after his side’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday.Van Gaal said: ”I cannot say anything about transfers, you have to understand that. When a transfer has been finished, then we can say something. But now you have to wait and see.”When the moment is there, Manchester United shall announce it.”The Dutchman added with a smile: ”It is not only Di Maria – maybe [Arturo] Vidal or [Lionel] Messi! We are a big club.”last_img read more

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Manchester United and Chelsea target’s agent happy despite no contract offer

first_imgDespite his current contract still having three years to run, it was suggested that Inter were ready to boost their captain’s annual salary by 25 per cent, taking it from £4million to £5million a year as a reward for his form.But now his wife Wanda, who is also his agent, says there is no renewal in the offing for her husband, who hit 29 goals in 34 Serie A outings last term.She told Tiki Taka: “He still has three years on his contract with Inter, there’s no renewal theme.“I’m very happy, I’ve always been very calm.” 1 Manchester United and Chelsea target Mauro Icardi is in no rush to pen a new deal at Inter Milan, according to his agent.As talkSPORT told you last month, it has been widely reported that the Argentinian is on the verge of penning a lucrative new deal with the club to ward off interest from England and Spain.center_img Inter Milan superstar Mauro Icardi last_img read more

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Dissatisfaction Leads to Growth

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Dissatisfaction doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Of course, we want to identify it in a prospective client so we can create an opportunity. But dissatisfaction is more important than that.Dissatisfaction is what leads to growth.If you are satisfied with the status quo, then you are not growing. It’s the unhappiness with the way things are that creates the need for change.Growth comes from believing that things can be better. Dissatisfaction provides the answer to the question, “Better than what?”Dissatisfaction is what leads to growth for your clients. But it is also what helps you to grow both personally and professionally. You are dissatisfied with what you are because you know that you can be more. You are dissatisfied with what you are doing because you know that you can do more (and not more activity, more things that create meaning and purpose). You are dissatisfied because you know that you can have more.When you are so dissatisfied with the way things are that you can no longer accept them, you are ready to grow.Dissatisfaction is what gets us unstuck.When you are stuck, it’s the dissatisfaction that compels you to take action.Your clients get stuck. They find ways to work around all of the problems and challenges they have rather than investing the time, money, and energy to improve them. It’s the dissatisfaction with being stuck that eventually moves them enough to do something. You help by giving them a vision of what’s possible and helping them become dissatisfied with being stuck.You can get stuck too. When you do, frustration is your ally. It’s your dissatisfaction that compels you to make changes that get you unstuck. There is a reason we all want “breakthroughs.” You are breaking through being stuck.Dissatisfaction is the root of your breakthroughs.Dissatisfaction kills complacency.You have two choices when it comes to serving your clients. You can wait until they become dissatisfied before you try to help them with their breakthrough, but by being complacent, you are opening up the opportunity for your competitors to develop that dissatisfaction and competitively displace you. Or you can proactively create dissatisfaction.Creating dissatisfaction keeps you and your client from becoming complacent. And that’s the best client retention program available.But you can’t allow yourself to become complacent either. You need to spend time with people who will help you develop a bigger version of yourself. You need to spend time with folks who will challenge you to be your very best, like a mastermind group or a group of fellow hustlers. You need to feel some pressure to grow. Complacency is a killer.Dissatisfaction is the key to growth. It’s okay to be pleased, but it isn’t okay to be satisfied.last_img read more

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