January 22, 2021

West Ham Bid For Caleta-Car Rejected, Defender Prefers Champions League Run, Report Says


  • Duje Caleta-Car has thumbed down West Ham’s offer to sign him, a report said
  • The defender wants to stick with Marseille and play in the Champions League
  • West Ham is running out of time to find a center-back

West Ham United FC may have to look elsewhere to fill in its center-back void with target Duje Caleta-Car opting to stick it out with Olympique de Marseille, a report said. The 24-year-old prefers to stay with Marseille and play in the Champions League, adding another big blow to the Hammers who have not had much luck in the transfer market.

The Guardian reported that Caleta-Car had no desire to leave Marseille, which has been drawn in the Champions League group that includes Manchester City, Olympiakos and Porto.

With the transfer window closing on Oct. 5, David Moyes and company will have to work fast and explore other options. Another

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Albany man charged after crashing car in alleged bid to escape

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ALBANY – A 22-year-old city man, who police said nearly struck an Albany officer last week before careening head-on into a vehicle on Second Avenue, faces criminal and motor vehicle charges in connection with the incident.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said Jakil Paul, who a detective tried to stop on Hummel Terrace as part of an ongoing investigation, allegedly sped off and turned around before driving toward the officer and hitting the passenger side of the door on the police car.

Albany police said he continued driving west on Second Avenue at a high rate of speed to Clare Avenue, where he allegedly slammed head on into another vehicle, police said.

Paul had to be extricated from the vehicle and then transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital.

The motorists in the other vehicle were treated at the scene and

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