Chelsea’s bid to sign Porto’s Hulk ‘looks doomed’

first_imgChelsea’s hopes of landing Brazil star Hulk seem to be over, the Daily Mirror report.Russian club Zenit St Petersburg are reported to have offered £40m for the Porto striker, with the Blues said to be refusing to bid more than £30m.The Guardian say Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Marseille’s Spanish right-back César Azpilicueta.The Daily Mail suggest the club are considering offering youngster Gael Kakuta as part of an exchange deal for Azpilicueta.The Mail also say Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has told Victor Moses he will not be able to join Chelsea unless they meet the Latics’ asking price.Chelsea are close to signing Moses for £9m according to The Sun, which also reports that Blues midfielder Frank Lampard will be recalled by Engand for the friendly against Italy.The Mirror report that David Bentley has been told he is no longer wanted at Tottenham – and again link him with a move to Fulham.Whites boss Martin Jol is said to be interested in the former England international, who has also been linked with QPR.It is claimed that Bentley is among several players Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has met to tell them they can move on.The Mirror also say Nigel Reo-Coker could move to Italy despite apparent interest from Fulham.Meanwhile, Sunderland are reportedly waiting to see if QPR firm up their apparent interest in Kieran Richardson.The Hartlepool Mail suggest Richardson’s future will be resolved soon, with Sunderland ready to listen to offers for him.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Fortuna boys use big second half to pull away for win over Del Norte

first_imgFortuna >> Fortuna head coach Alex Rump is well aware of his team’s on-again, off-again struggles to open games.Luckily for the Huskies, they put together quite a second half to make things anything but stressful down the stretch.Getting contributions from everywhere Rump could look, the Fortuna boys basketball used an impressive second-half showing to pull away for a 68-44 win over Del Norte at Damon Gymnasium on Friday night.When it was all said and done, the Huskies outscored the Warriors …last_img

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Why You Must Stay Alive in Your Dream Client’s Mind

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There’s a certain power in persistence. Persistence means you continue to take action until you get the result you are pursuing. It requires that one be determined, that one has the intestinal fortitude, that ability that is part grit and part pigheadedness. Especially as it pertains to prospecting, persistence is one of the keys to success.If you call your dream client once a quarter, you are not being persistent. You are also not really resting for 89 days before your next call. You are making a halfhearted attempt to reach her dream client, and that is why this strategy is ineffective.The challenge is to communicate at such a frequency that your prospective client becomes aware of who you are, what you believe, and how you might potentially create value for them. It is difficult to become known, and it’s even more difficult to be known as a value creator (someone with the ideas and experience that can help other people produce better results).It’s the persistence over time that keeps you alive in your dream client’s mind. You start to become known as someone who is attempting to contact your dream client. Then you become known as someone who works in a certain industry or business. Later, after we’ve communicated for a while, you become known as a person who has certain ideas and beliefs about the right decisions to make to produce better results (this only works if, in fact, you have the advice, the views, in the values that help people understand what it is that you believe).When something happens, and something always happens given a long enough timeline, your persistence has kept you top of mind. But not only has it has kept you top of mind, it has kept you at the top of the list of potential partners to consider when your dream client needs to make a change. If you make a halfhearted attempt to reach her dream client and go away, you are not going to be known as someone who may potentially help produce a better result-and replace your dream client’s current provider.You may think of prospecting as an activity that generates an appointment. You would be better to think of prospecting as a campaign that not only generates an appointment, but that also allows you to become known as a value creator, a potential partner, and someone who has persisted long enough to earn a shot.last_img read more

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