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Got a sports story for GibLive!? email us at news@giblive.gi GibLive! is published by Live Publishing Limited, Registered Office: Unit 3, Bridgebank Industrial Estate, Taylor Street, Horwich, Bolton, England, BL6 7PD. And Printed by DISTASA, Distribuciones Aliasadas S.A. Poligono Industrial La Isla, C/Rio Viejo 60, 41703 Dos Hermanas, Sevilla CIF A-28307494. GibLive! SPORT THERE’S something about Stoke City boss Mark Hughes that seems to rub other managers up the wrong way. And it always seem to end in Handshake-gate! For the second time in clashes with Hughes’s sides, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refused to shake the Stoke man’s hand at the end of a nervy and tetchy 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium. It followed a series of nig- gly incidents between the two during the course of the game – Hughes taking exception to Mourinho en- croaching on his technical area and Mourinho saying he was sworn at by Hughes and angry that he tried to get Paul Pogba yellow-card- ed for an innocuous foul. At the final whistle, Mourinho theatrically made a point of shaking hands with every Stoke man in the home dugout except Hughes. But Hughes has a habit of people not wanting to shake his hand. Hughes has also been involved in similar arguments with Tony Pulis (twice), Roberto Mancini, Martin Jol and Arsène Wenger. He said: “In fairness I have my history with hand- shakes. Maybe it’s me. I’m not quite sure I seem to get involved on handshake is- sues, I offered my hand but José didn’t want to take it from me, maybe he was a bit upset about the result, sometimes these top manag- ers don’t have these results too often and can get upset.” Mourinho refused to an- swer questions about it af- ter the match. You’ve got to hand it to Mark Hughes... or maybe NOT! ARSENAL’S refusal to let Alexis Sanchez leave in the transfer window will cost the club £140million. That’s the figure Arsene Wenger reckons the Gun- ners will lose out on follow- ing their decision to stop their star striker signing for Premier League rivals Man- chester City. Sanchez has subsequent- ly spoken yet again about his disillusionment over the criticism he receives, fuel- ling belief that the Chile for- ward will leave at the end of the season as a free agent. Sanchez's desired moved to City broke down on transfer deadline day after Arsenal failed to sign Mo- naco's Thomas Lemar, who had been identified as his successor. Wenger admits the Gun- ners will miss out on a fee of up to £70million should he depart in June - and will have to spend that much again to ensure he is ad- equately replaced. "You take a Sanchez into £140M! That’s a lot of wonga, Wenger! ARSENAL BOSS REVEALS COST TO CLUB OF SANCHEZ SAGA the final year of his contract, you sacrifice £60-£70million income and at the end of the season you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money," Wenger told re- porters. "It has a huge price so at some stage you have to make a decision, you have to sacrifice one or two." Wenger insists recent transfers led by Neymar's £198million move to PSG have distorted the market to the point that value for money has become a sec- ondary consideration. "We have today 107 play- ers in England who go into the final year of their con- tract," Wenger said. "It's a complete rotation and change in the way people see their career for two reasons. One, all the players expect higher wages because they anticipate inflation. "All the clubs, because the transfer market has gone up so much, do not want to pay such high prices for all the transfers for players who are good players, but will not change their life. "The amount of money is completely disconnected to reality and the truth.”

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