Albert Celades, in the press room, neither assured nor denied that he was going to have Rodrigo at his command in February (“What I see about Rodrigo is that he trains with us and I don’t speak of hypotheses”), while Quique Setién did make it clear that “we consider signing a nine”. According to the information handled by AS, Rodrigo would be among the candidates to replace Luis Suárez, although it is an operation that is described as “complicated to execute” in January. Valencia reached an agreement with Atlético de Madrid for 50 million in summer by Rodrigo, an option that failed to materialize because the rojiblanco club did not find a destination for Correa. That is the minimum price for which Peter Lim would change his mind about Rodrigo, because from Valencia, after the classification of the team for the knockout stages of the Champions League, it was filtered in December that the international would not be on sale now in January. But today in the club ché simply refer to that there is no talk of “hypothesis.” His coach made it clear on Friday that he does not have the Spanish striker and he is crazy about music for returning to Mestalla. Of course, the German club (minimum) wants to collect what they once paid for it, which sources close to the operation amount to 23 million euros (although from Germany there was talk of 28). By the way, Barcelona did not keep any preferential rights nor a percentage of a future transfer, so the Alcacer operation could not be linked in economic terms to that of Rodrigo Moreno.The Alcacer operation, as mentioned, would be directly more linked (at least in Peter Lim’s mind) to the exit of Kevin Gameiro’s Valencia. Lyon was bidding for French, although the French club has signed Ekambi. But in the last hours, specifically ESPN, spoke that the PSG would have Gameiro among its candidates to replace Cavani, as long as the transfer of the Uruguayan to Atlético de Madrid is closed (Chelsea and United also want it), a red and white club that was also raised for January although with the small mouth the signings of Alcácer and even recovered the reports on Rodrigo. But both were discarded and focused their efforts on Cavani, for which they offer 10 million and with which, as they assure AS, they would have an agreement for three seasons. Ten days left of the market and the thing goes forward. Four names monopolize the focus in the last hours: Rodrigo Moreno, Paco Alcácer, Edinson Cavani and Kevin Gameiro. Valencia is in the middle of three of those fronts, Barcelona, Atlético, Borussia Dortmund and PSG are the other actors of stories that go in parallel but have linked chapters.Sports world He included Rodrigo Moreno in a list of strikers who would manage Barcelona to replace Luis Suarez (Aubameyang and Timo Werner were also on the list of the newspaper published in Barcelona). In turn, the Italian journalist Di Marzio, with a portal specialized in the market, said that Jorge Mendes was in negotiations with Barcelona for the transfer of the Valencia international. Valencia, beyond Rodrigo, has Paco Alcácer between eyebrow and eyebrow. AS gave exclusively last Friday that Lim wanted to recover the one who was a black and white quarry. The operation was in mind for both summer and now in January, although, if it took place now in January the exit of Kevin Gameiro and Rubén Sobrino, would be knocked on the door of Borussia by Alcácer. But Borussia does not need to be tested much.
The Washington Post reports that D.C. officials have criticized the insurer for cutting the number of small business plans it will offer in the city’s online insurance marketplace. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports the city council is considering a measure that would require all individual and small business plans to be sold through that marketplace by 2015.The Washington Post: DC Officials, CareFirst At Odds Over Health Insurance ExchangeTop District officials, including its insurance commissioner, have sharply criticized the region’s largest health insurer in recent days, accusing it of “gaming the system” and undermining the city’s closely watched efforts to establish a health insurance exchange. But CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said in a statement Monday that it remains committed to the exchange and said the officials’ accusation is “neither correct nor reflects CareFirst’s intent” (DeBonis, 6/3).The Associated Press/Washington Post: DC Council To Consider Moving All Insurance For Individuals, Small Businesses To ExchangeThe D.C. Council is taking up a bill that would push the nation’s capital to the forefront of implementing a health insurance exchange as mandated by the federal health care overhaul. The bill being considered Tuesday would require that all health insurance for individuals and small businesses be purchased through the exchange by 2015, essentially closing the city’s insurance market (6/4). D.C. Officials, CareFirst Clash Over Insurance Offerings This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.