Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas takes little dig at Arsenal over Houssem Aouar transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Aulas is known as one of football’s toughest negotiators (Picture: Getty Images)Despite the interest in Aouar, Lyon chief Aulas says the French club have received no official offer for the 22-year-old and does not expect him to move to the Emirates this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked if Arsenal are likely to agree a deal for Aouar, Aulas told journalist Chris Wheatley: ‘No I don’t think so.‘No offer yet. It seems that Arsenal don’t want to – or can’t – invest the price for Houssem, who is our best player.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLyon have set a price tag of £44million for Aouar, though the Gunners have already spent a sizeable amount – both in fees and wages – to sign Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, Gabriel and Willian, as well as handing a bumper new deal to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Speaking at his pre-match press conference before facing West Ham on Saturday, Arteta intimidated that the club would need to sell a number of players, and balance the squad, before pursuing more targets. The north London club are yet to make an offer for the French midfielder (Picture: Getty Images)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has aimed a little dig at Arsenal over their pursuit of Houssem Aouar, saying the Gunners cannot afford to sign the midfielder.Mikel Arteta has already been busy in the transfer market this summer but is keen to bring in a new central midfielder, with both Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey and Aouar on Arsenal’s radar.However, little progress has been made on a deal for either player with the north London club needing to offload players – and raise funds – before dipping back into the market. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas takes little dig at Arsenal over Houssem Aouar transfer Commentcenter_img Aouar has been valued at £44m by Lyon, while Atletico want similar for Partey (Picture: Getty)Asked if Arsenal need to sell before they buy, Arteta explained: ‘We are trying all the time to adjust the squad in the most efficient way.‘It is clear at the moment that it has to go both ways and in order to achieve that we still have some time but we are pretty clear in what we are trying to do.’On the specific links with a new midfielder, he added bluntly: ‘Sorry, unfortunately I cannot talk about players that are not at our club but I appreciate the question.’MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reacts to Gareth Bale returning to TottenhamMORE: Lyon chief Juninho responds to Houssem Aouar to Arsenal transfer rumoursFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 18 Sep 2020 3:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

first_img December 06, 2017 Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health  Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.“Pennsylvania now has four grower/processors that are fully operational, bringing us one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients,” Governor Wolf said. “More than 8,000 patients have registered to participate in the program, with 435 who have visited an approved practitioner and received their certification.  We are working to make sure those patients have access to medical marijuana when the first dispensaries open sometime next year.”In order to become operational, Ilera Healthcare underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. The facilities also are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. The grower/processors will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“Patients, caregivers and physicians are actively getting ready to participate in the program,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “More than 150 physicians have been approved as practitioners, with nearly 350 more going through the process.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved four training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched the Patient and Caregiver Registry; andContinue to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more