Directors must learn to inspire next generation

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Directors must learn to inspire next generationOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UK’s business leaders are failing to inspire the next generation ofdirectors and chief executives. Research by the Institute of Management reveals that more than a third ofall executives and half of junior managers think the quality of leadership intheir organisation is poor. Few junior managers rate their leaders highly, according to the institute’sreport, Leadership: the Challenge for All, which includes responses from 1,500managers. More than 50 per cent of managers say the ability to inspire is vital, butonly 11 per cent of respondents think their leaders provide this. Sir John Egan, chairman of the advisory panel for the research project,believes employers must become more proactive in developing their leaders. He said, “Today’s senior people have a new accountability to the peoplethey lead. Good leadership is not elusive, but many companies have yet to riseto the challenge of creating programmes of leadership for their managers.”Almost half of executives surveyed say flatter organisational structures andthe resulting lack of career opportunities are the main career barriers. In organisations where managers believe leadership potential is developedeffectively, nearly 60 per cent of managers rate leadership highly, compared toonly 21 per cent in other firms. The other most important attributes that executives believe are oftenlacking among their leaders are the abilities to provide a vision, look to thefuture and handle change. Mary Chapman, director general of the Institute of Management, said,”This research reveals a strong consensus about what constitutes goodleadership and gives clear recommendations on how organisations can bring outthe potential of their leaders. “A significant minority already have an excellent approach toleadership development, but the challenge is for the majority to recognise andadopt these good practices.” www.inst-mgt.org.ukBy Ben Willmott last_img read more

Tendulkar-Vijay show thwarts Australia; Pujara flops on debut

first_imgMaster blaster Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after his century on the 3rd day of the 2nd test match against Australia at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Monday.Sachin Tendulkar closed in on his sixth Test double hundred as India finished Day 3 of the Bangalore Test on 435-5, still trailing Australia by 43 runs.After a mammoth 308-run stand with Murali Vijay, who completed his maiden Test ton in the noon session, India lost debutant Cheteshwar Pujara for four, and Suresh Raina for a quick 32.Tendulkar, who had begun the day on 44, completed his 49th Test hundred in the morning session with a six off Nathan Hauritz. He ended the day on 191 (319b, 20×4, 2×6).With MS Dhoni with him at the crease, Tendulkar would look to quickly complete his second double-ton against Australia before pressing for a chunky lead, giving India’s bowlers enough time to try and bowl the opposition out on a pitch that has stayed low from Day 1.Full ScoresPujara lasted two balls batting first time for India. He cover-drove his second ball for four, having spent nearly six hours padded up while Tendulkar and Vijay made merry. His third ball stayed low as Johnson’s appeal for LBW was upheld. Earlier in the same over, Vijay had edged Johnson behind.Sachin, who resumed at personal score of 44, easily negotiated the Australian bowling attack in the first two hours of the day and reached the three-digit in style, cracking a huge six off Nathan Hauritz in 59th over.The batting icon, who struck 15 fours and two sixes during his 160-ball unbeaten stay, got fine support from Vijay after the hosts resumed at 128 for two earlier today.advertisementAustralia were all out for 478 in the first innings.Both Tendulkar and Vijay, who hit seven fours and a six, were in good touch from the very beginning of the day’s proceedings as the former started the day with a four off Hauritz.Vijay, who remained unbeaten on 42 yesterday, completed his third Test half-century in the 41st over, taking a single after sending Ben Hilfenhaus to midwicket.The 186-run third-wicket partnership between Vijay and Tendulkar helped India to reduce the deficit within manageable limit.A composed Tendulkar was amazing in his planning as he moved from 93 to 99 with a six off Hauritz over the mid-on and then repeated the stroke to cross 100-run mark off the same bowler in his next over.The timing of the shots were so immaculate that the fieldsmen could only looked up the sky for the trajectory of its landing.Tendulkar thus made his 10th successive half-century-plus score in as many Test innings.Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s decision to set the field for a leg side trap to Vijay and Tendulkar, especially when the fast bowlers operated, did not give results as the Indians played with great caution.However, Vijay at times was seen drifting away in focus but Tendulkar twice walked up to his partner to advise him to keep his cool.Ponting shuffled the bowlers for almost every two overs but that also did not pay off as Tendulkar enjoyed his stay and always came up with big hits whatever the bowlers gave him on the leg side.On the other hand, Vijay also played to the strategy and was seen taking singles to give Tendulkar more of the strikes and continue to maintain the momentum throughout the session. – With PTI inputslast_img read more

Two new Canadian proposals will test whether NAFTA talks have hope of

first_imgMONTREAL – Canada is about to put forward two sets of proposals at the NAFTA negotiations seen as a litmus test of whether these talks become a real give-and-take negotiation, or a deadlocked process defined by intractable differences.It could be clearer by weekend.Canada intends to make its first two significant counter-proposals on controversial topics, responding several months after the U.S. stunned its neighbours with a series of demands Canada and Mexico viewed as non-starters.Sources say the Canadians will suggest major changes to auto rules, and to the dispute-resolution system under Chapter 11. While the U.S. has requested far tougher auto-parts rules, and a far weaker Chapter 11, the Canadians will suggest creating entirely new systems.If the U.S. engages, the countries will finally, after five months of talks, be thrust into back-and-forth bargaining on the most troublesome sticking points in NAFTA. If it shoots down the ideas outright, the countries will remain entrenched in distant positions, leaving the talks in jeopardy.“We’re here to negotiate,” chief Canadian negotiator Steve Verheul told reporters earlier this week.“We hope the others are as well.”Chapter 11 is one of three dispute-resolution systems in NAFTA, and governs companies suing states for unfair treatment. The U.S. has proposed watering down this chapter and essentially scrapping the other two. Sources say Canada intends to suggest a new, permanent tribunal system modeled on those in the Canada-European trade agreement.Autos are arguably the No. 1 U.S. priority. The Trump administration wants half of all car parts to come from the U.S., and 85 per cent from within North America. Auto-makers call that unrealistic, and warn they might simply shift production to Asia and pay new tariffs.The Canadian auto proposal would overhaul the entire NAFTA formula for calculating content: instead of just counting the country of origin for mechanical parts, it would include intellectual property and emerging technologies — which would inflate the percentage of U.S. content given American research dominance.The big unknown is how the U.S. will respond.“This will be a real litmus test of whether the U.S. wants a successful renegotiation of NAFTA,” John Weekes, Canada’s chief negotiator of the original 1994 deal, said in an interview Wednesday.“If the Americans hold firm and show no signs of flexibility, then I think we have to sort of accept the fact these negotiations probably aren’t going anywhere.”Insiders view this round as instrumental — after the Montreal talks wrap up next Monday, there are just two rounds left before the current schedule of talks runs out in March.At that point, U.S. President Donald Trump faces a dilemma on what to do with NAFTA. Trump has suggested he could start cancelling NAFTA to get a better deal or pause the talks during the Mexican election, followed by the U.S. midterms later this year.An auto-parts stakeholder says this round is key.“Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will go back to their respective capitals and they’re going to be able to say whether we’ve actually got something or not — or whether it’s a waste of time,” said Flavio Volpe of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association.“They’ve got to be able to come back to their capitals and say, ‘We have made substantive movement.’”Volpe said the idea of including non-material things like IP costs in the content calculation would be less damaging since the U.S. already dominates the field — and it would help North America compete as a block against the growing Chinese auto sector.The American auto sector is favourable to the approach.In a letter this week to U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association suggested including research and development, engineering, design, and software development expenditures in calculating a car’s North American content.There are some things Canada does not intend to raise this week, according to sources.Canada has no plans to push the conversation on dairy, where the U.S. is demanding changes to the Canadian supply management system. Nor will it delve into the U.S. desire to eliminate the Chapter 19 dispute process, where industries can fight abusive punitive duties.That chapter was a fundamental condition of Canada entering into free trade with the U.S. — and has been used in recent high-profile cases, including softwood lumber and Bombardier.last_img read more

Despite complaints Interior boss pushing big reorganization

first_imgDENVER – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and create a new organizational map that largely ignores state boundaries.Zinke wants to divide most of the department’s 70,000 employees and their responsibilities into 13 regions based on rivers and ecosystems, instead of the current map based mostly on state lines.The proposal would relocate many of the Interior Department’s top decision-makers from Washington to still-undisclosed cities in the West. The headquarters of some of its major bureaus also would move to the West.The concept — supported in principle by many Western politicians from both parties — is to get top officials closer to the natural resources and cultural sites they manage. The Interior Department oversees a vast expanse of public lands, mainly in the West, that are rich in wildlife, parks, archaeological and historic sites, oil and gas, coal and grazing ranges.It also oversees huge dams and reservoirs that are vital to some of the West’s largest cities and most productive agricultural land.Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, suspects the plan is an attempt to undercut the department by pressuring senior employees to quit rather than relocating, leaving positions unfilled and creating confusion about who regulates what.“I think it’s a very thinly disguised attempt to gut the Department of Interior and its bureaus,” he said.Grijalva also questioned the value of moving more department employees West, saying more than 90 per cent are already in field offices outside Washington.Grijalva and Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin of Virginia, also a member of the Natural Resources Committee, on Wednesday accused Zinke of withholding key information from lawmakers and trying to implement the plan piecemeal while avoiding full scrutiny from Congress.Congress has the final say over the proposal.And a bipartisan group of Western governors complained to Zinke two weeks ago that he shut them out of the planning for the reorganization. The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association expressed concern that organizing the department around natural features instead of state lines would weaken their states’ influence on department decisions.Zinke’s spokeswoman, Heather Swift, said Wednesday that moving more Interior Department employees to the West has received overwhelming backing from Congress and state governments, and that managing by ecosystems, instead of state borders, has “a lot of support.”Six Republican members of the House Natural Resources Committee told Zinke last month they support the reorganization. They said it would improve agency efficiency and responsiveness.The Interior Department has been unusually tight-lipped about the plan and has not said how many of its Washington-based employees would be moved, where in the West they would land, when they would go, or how much the overhaul would cost.Swift said the department has briefed both Republican and Democratic congressional staffers and state officials on the proposal. She also said the department does not have a final plan.But the agency has already compiled a tentative map of the new regions, provided to The Associated Press by the Western Governors Association. And budget documents released Monday show the department is already taking steps to implement it.The department requested $17.5 million in 2019 to get the plan started and to move an undisclosed number of employees from their Washington headquarters to the West.The budget documents included only a broad outline of the proposal and did not address in detail how it would affect the department’s basic responsibility — managing natural resources.In an email to the AP on Wednesday, Swift said boundaries based on rivers and ecosystems would allow resource managers to do a better job and co-ordinate more closely because nature doesn’t follow political boundaries. She used a deer herd as an example.“In just one season alone, the herd might pass through a national park, state land, a wildlife refuge and private land — and along its migration, it could wander through two or three different states,” she said.Zinke has compared his proposed regional boundaries to the ideas of John Wesley Powell, a famed one-armed Civil War veteran and Grand Canyon explorer. Powell argued — unsuccessfully — that Western state boundaries should be drawn along river systems, not arbitrary survey lines, because of the importance of water in the largely arid region.Donald Worster, an environmental historian and author of “A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell,” said Zinke’s plan bears only a faint resemblance to Powell’s.“Powell had a very clear definition of the ‘problem’ his map was supposed to fix,” Worster said in an email to the AP. “Zinke is far less clear.”Zinke’s tentative map lumps together some very different areas and divides others that have features in common, Worster said. Zinke also treats river systems and ecosystems as the same things, but they are not, he said.“His patched-together and conceptually muddled maps do not encourage one to hope that real science will be given more visibility and authority in the (Interior Department),” Worster said.Lynne Scarlett, who was deputy secretary of interior under President George W. Bush, said the reorganization could cut both ways.Focusing on large, regional ecosystems could help the department pay more attention to the connections among land, water, wildlife and people, said Scarlett, now a policy executive for The Nature Conservancy. But the department’s bureaus have different and very specialized responsibilities, and it’s important to preserve their individual missions, she said.“There’s no perfect management solution. Every solution that one thinks about involves trade-offs,” she said.___This story has been corrected to show Rep. Raul Grijalva is from Arizona, not New Mexico.___Follow Dan Elliott at http://twitter.com/DanElliottAP. His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/dan%20elliott.last_img read more

Uber set to give its market value a lift in stock market

first_imgSan Francisco: Uber’s next stop is the stock market, where it hopes to pick up more investors willing to bet on a ride-hailing market brimming with potential and conspicuously lacking in profits. The world’s largest ride-hailing service reached a major milestone Thursday when Uber priced its long-awaited initial public offering at $45 price per share to set the stage for its stock to begin trading Friday morning. The IPO came in at the lower end of Uber’s targeted price range of $44 to $50 per share. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe caution may have been driven by escalating doubts about the ability of ride-hailing services to make money since Uber’s main rival, Lyft, went public six weeks ago. Even at the tamped-down price, Uber now has a market value of 82 billion five times more than Lyft’s. No matter how Uber’s stock swings Friday, the IPO has to be considered a triumph for the company most closely associated with an industry that has changed the way millions of people get around. That while also transforming the way millions of more people earn a living in the gig economy. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe IPO raised another $8.1 billion for Uber as it tries to fend off Lyft in the U.S. and help cover the cost of giving rides to passengers at unprofitable prices. The San Francisco company already has lost about 9 billion since its inception and acknowledges it could still be years before it turns a profit. That sobering reality is one reason that Uber fell well short of reaching the $120 billion market value that many observers believed its IPO might attain. Another factor working against Uber is the cold shoulder investors have been giving Lyft’s stock after an initial run-up. Lyft’s shares closed Thursday 23 per cent below its April IPO price of $72. Uber “clearly learned from its ‘little brother’ Lyft, and the experience it has gone through,” Wedbush Securities analysts Ygal Arounian and Daniel Ives wrote late Thursday. The jitters about an intensifying U.S. trade war with China also have roiled the stock market this week. Despite all that, Uber’s IPO is the biggest since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group debuted with a value of $167.6 billion in 2014. “For the market to give you the value, you’ve either got to have a lot of profits or potential for huge growth,” said Sam Abuelsamid, principal analyst at Navigant Research. Uber boasts growth galore. Its revenue last year surged 42% to 11.3 billion while its cars completed 5.2 billion trips around the world either giving rides to 91 million passengers or delivering food.last_img read more

Ohio State fans parents of recruits take in Friday Night Lights at

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and director of player personnel Mark Pantoni added what they hope will be a new Buckeye tradition with the debut of the first annual Friday Night Lights, a one-day football camp for high school football players inside Ohio Stadium. OSU students, alumni and fans were granted free admission into Ohio Stadium Friday to watch more than 100 high school recruits run through drills with the Buckeyes coaching staff. Meyer and Pantoni created the Friday Night Lights camp in 2005 back when both held positions at Florida, and they decided to bring it to Columbus after its successful run in Gainesville, Fla. Some OSU fans like Andrew Warren, an OSU graduate, said they think the camp is another tool that could give Meyer an advantage when it comes to recruiting the top talent in the country. “Most of these kids have probably never worked out in a stadium this big,” Warren said. “I think just being here in front of all these fans will make some of these guys want to commit because it’s a memorable experience.” Clinton Bowman, stepfather of Trotwood-Madison High School running back Ashton Jackson, said that Friday Night Lights is a good idea, but recruiting ultimately leads back to Meyer’s reputation. “This camp, this stadium and these fans are all great but it comes down to coach Meyer at the end of the day,” Bowman said. “When you look at his track record, his two national championships at Florida, and his coaching style, that’s what kids want to be a part of.” The parents of the campers watched from the East side of the stadium, while the general public was permitted entrance to the West side of the stadium. Donte Horton, father of Lakota West High School running back prospect Mikel Horton, said the camp was just as exciting for the parents watching as it was for the campers participating. “It feels great to be out here in this atmosphere watching my son compete against some of the top high school talent,” Horton said. Horton also said the camp is a good experience that will be beneficial for his son going forward. “Now Mikel has a feeling of what is demanded from him on the college level,” Horton said. “I think this will prepare him and motivate him to be the best he can be.” Luke Fickell, co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Mike Vrabel, defensive line coach, and Everett Withers, co-defensive coordinator, were among the OSU coaches present helping the kids through their drills. Meyer, who began his day at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago Friday morning, led drills and talked to players between reps. Jake Collier, an OSU graduate, said the camp overall was a success, but said there’s room for one improvement next year. “I think it would be helpful if they could pass out some printed rosters in the future so people can keep track of who is who,” Collier said. “Besides that, everything was great.” The camp was also a chance for OSU fans to be in the stadium before September 1, when the Buckeyes open up the season against Miami (Ohio). Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Ohio State womens basketball set for stiff test against No 8 Penn

Following a 19-point loss on the road against Wisconsin Sunday, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is in the process of preparing for yet another stiff test against No. 8 Penn State. With a whole week to prepare for this Sunday’s matchup against the Nittany Lions, OSU coach Jim Foster said he is ready to move past the loss to the Badgers. “That was an effort that we had to address for really the first time this year, and it was addressed and that was it,” Foster said. “Now it’s time to move on and have good practices.”  The task of beating Penn State, albeit at home at the Schottenstein Center, might be a tall order for an OSU (11-8, 1-5 Big Ten) squad that has struggled in Big Ten play.  “Everybody has to play their role and people weren’t stepping up to the responsibility,” said senior guard Tayler Hill. “Talk is cheap we just have to play together, it’s as simple as that.”  Meanwhile, Penn State (16-2, 6-0 Big Ten) heads to Columbus on a 10-game winning streak after defeating Minnesota, 64-59, Thursday. The Nittany Lions are 16-2 on the season and undefeated in conference play with a 6-0 record. In fact, Penn State hasn’t lost a contest since a 67-52 drubbing at the hands of then No. 2-ranked Connecticut. The Nittany Lions are led by junior guard Maggie Lucas, who is averaging 19.8 points per game, and senior guard Alex Bentley, who averages 12.9 points per game. “The nice thing is we have had a week to prepare versus preparing for two games in a week,” said OSU senior forward Emilee Harmon. “They have a great backcourt but so do we, so we just have to come out and take care of business like we know we have the ability to do.” OSU is set to tip off against Penn State at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. read more

Ohio State womens soccer preparing to take on Michigan State

Then junior midfielder/forward Ellyn Gruber (5) pushes the ball up the field during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won 2-1 in OT.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter ending its last two games with draws in double overtime, the Ohio State women’s soccer team looks to focus on the task ahead instead of dwelling on the past.“We’re working on getting our mindset right so we don’t go out on the field with a losing mentality,” freshman midfielder Sydney Dudley said. “We know that we can turn the season around but we have to start now.”The Buckeyes are 5-7-2 overall and 2-4-2 in Big Ten play after their latest contest against Maryland and the prior one against Minnesota ended with the score tied. OSU is scheduled to return to the field Thursday afternoon against Michigan State.Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said while the team wasn’t happy with the results, it has found ways to learn from them.“We’ve played really good soccer both games even though we didn’t get the result that we wanted,” Gruber said. “We’ve taken all the positives that we’ve learned and I think we’re ready for a turning point.”Senior forward Kayla Varner said the team has put the previous games in the past and has put its focus into becoming better during practice.“I think we just put the result behind us and we had a really good practice this week,” Varner said. “We’ve had some of our best soccer played at practice, so we’re moving forward.”Dudley said the team has been working on its defense this week in preparation for the Spartans. Dudley also acknowledged that closing in on opportunities while on offense is something the team wants to improve on.“We’ve tightened up our defense a lot and we’re cutting back on the mistakes we’ve been making,” Dudley said. “Our attack has gotten better but we still need to work on finishing.”Another problem that the Buckeyes could be looking to fix is limiting the number of mental errors on the field such as turnovers and deflected balls turning into goals for the other team. Gruber said the team can’t let fatigue distract them from the game.“You can’t take a break for a second,” Gruber said. “That helps by connecting with your teammates and knowing you’re not alone if you’re getting tired.”With an away record of 1-5-1, the Buckeyes are looking to make a change when they visit the Spartans.Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on in East Lansing, Mich. After the game, OSU is set to make the short trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a matchup with Michigan on Sunday at 2 p.m. read more

Softball Ohio State sweeps doubleheader against Penn State

Ohio State junior Lilli Piper rounds third base with the intent to score against Wright State on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternPenn State was unable to answer to Ohio State’s offense on Wednesday, dropping both games of a double-header by a combined score of 16-5. The Buckeyes improved to 26-8 overall and 7-4 in the Big Ten after dispatching the Nittany Lions, one of the worst teams in the conference.Game OneThe Buckeyes came alive in the sixth inning, scoring five runs runs in the bottom of the frame en route to a 9-1 win in the first game of the double-header.With just four hits and three walks, Penn State had no response to the Buckeyes’ offensive prowess..“I think our pitching was clutch when they had runners on and I think we were offensively clutch when we had runners on,” Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said. “The combination of those two things limited their runs and helped us get the runs we needed.”Junior right fielder Bri Betschel got the scoring started in the sixth inning with a two-run triple to five the Buckeyes a 6-1 lead. Freshman third baseman Niki Carver followed up the triple with a single that brought Betschel home.Senior center fielder Taylor White joined the hit parade with a triple to center field that scored Carver. White later scored on a wild pitch to make it 9-1.Although the sixth was the most eventful inning, the Buckeyes also scored two runs in the bottom of the first and one each in the third and fourth innings.Junior second baseman Emily Clark hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, driving in her 100th-career run.Senior left fielder Bailee Sturgeon scored on Clark’s home run and also crossed home plate in the third inning. Sturgeon hit the first triple of her career, then scored on a wild pitch.Senior pitcher Shelby McCombs struck out 10 batters in the winning effort and contributed to the scoring with a home run in the bottom of the fourth.Game Two:Though Ohio State managed 11 hits in the second game of the double-header compared to just nine in the first game, it was unable to cash in as frequently, leading to just a 7-4 victory..Despite the 11-hit performance, Clark, who went 0-for-4, said the Penn State senior pitcher Jessica Cummings kept the Buckeyes guessing during her complete game.“The first pitcher that we faced in the first game, we were kind of all over her and we were able to pick up her pitches pretty well,” said Clark. “The second pitcher was more spin-y and had us second guessing in and out.”Cummings allowed seven runs on 11 hits with two wild pitches, four hit batsmen and four walks.The second game went back and forth with each team answering the other’s runs. But Ohio State put up three runs in the fourth inning and two in the sixth, which proved to be the difference-maker in the win.Penn State scored a pair of runs in the third inning when sophomore pinch hitter Delaney Elling singled up the middle.Two of Ohio State’s runs came from senior first baseman Ashley Goodwin’s home run in the fourth, which was also her 100th career hit. Two additional runs came in the sixth, when Betschel tripled for an RBI allowing sophomore pinch runner Andi Farrah to score. White followed that up with a single to bring Betschel home. Eight of Ohio State’s 11 hits came off the bats of White, Sturgeon and McCombs, who combined to go 8-for-11.Next UpThe Buckeyes head to Evanston, Illinois, next to take on Northwestern in a three-game series beginning on at 4:30 p.m. Friday. read more

Guardiola plots £100m bid for Chelsea star Eden Hazard

first_imgManchester City boss, Pep Guardiola is at the moment plotting a striking £100m swoop for Chelsea star, Eden Hazard.For some time now, Hazard’s future at Chelsea has been up uncertain but it seems Guardiola is going to change that by making the Chelsea ace his number one transfer target this summer.Guardiola is confident he can bring Hazard to the Etihad, but he will have to break the British transfer record by handing Hazard a deal worth £300,000-a-week, according to Daily Star.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.In all the transfer rumours trailing 27-year-old Hazard, there’s been a continuous mention of Real Madrid, with the La Liga giants desperate for fresh faces this summer.It’s safe to say Guardiola plots to beat his old rivals, Real Madrid and secure Hazard in what would unarguably be one of the best signings of the summer.Guardiola joined Manchester city since 2016 and has proven his worth by guiding them to the league title with a record tally of 100 points in this season alone.last_img read more