Sports World: Mustafi almost sure of joining Arsenal

Mustafi almost sure of joining Arsenal

LONDON • English football club Arsenal have agreed terms with Valencia's Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to the player's agent Ali Bulut.

If the deal goes through, Mustafi - valued by Valencia at £25 million (S$43.5 million) - would replace long-term injury victims Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista.


Police probe 'poison case' at Wimbledon

LONDON • British police are investigating claims that a young tennis player was poisoned while competing at Wimbledon last month, The Telegraph reported yesterday.

Gabriella Taylor, 18, withdrew from the girls' singles competition and spent four days in intensive care.

Her mother, Milena, insisted that Taylor had been physically well before the tournament and alleged that her daughter's drinks could have been contaminated in the players' lounge.

The player, who has since returned to training, was diagnosed with Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection spread by animals.


Haryanto to stay at Manor as reserve

LONDON • Indonesian Rio Haryanto will stay with Manor as a reserve driver after being dropped from the race seat.

The decision came a day after the Formula One team announced that Frenchman Esteban Ocon was taking Haryanto's place from this month's Belgian Grand Prix due to contractual issues.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe