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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta makes transfer declaration as Gunners close in on two more deals

Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli is also on the club’s radar, with Granit Xhaka likely to leave for Roma.

Meanwhile, Arteta was impressed with the first sighting of Tavares in an Arsenal shirt on Saturday.

Tavares took his goal calmly with his weak foot to equalise in the first half.

“A great debut with his right foot as well!” Arteta reflected.

“He’s only been with us a few days but you can already see his qualities, his physicality and then the quality on the ball that he has.

“He’s integrating with the lads really well, so it’s a good start.”

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Deals flurry and wealth unit offset trading dip at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley became the latest Wall Street bank to report that higher fees from investment banking had helped to up pick some of the slack from a slowdown in trading as it posted an increase in revenues and profits for the second quarter.

The results, which were ahead of analysts’ forecasts, underscored how Wall Street’s biggest banks have pivoted away from trading stocks and bonds towards advising on mergers and acquisitions amid a deluge of pandemic-driven deals.

Earlier this week JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs also reported strong performances at their investment banking divisions as companies took advantage of cheap credit to sign a flurry of deals intended to prepare their businesses for the economic reopening.

Chris Kotowski, a banking analyst at Oppenheimer, said: “Between Covid and the stimulus, you have set in motion forces for the average CFO, CEO and board in all industries to re-examine business models. You had great access to capital. You’ve put all kinds of M&A dialogue on table.”

Column chart of Percentage increase in the second quarter compared to a year earlier showing Wall Street shifts from trading stocks to doing deals

Morgan Stanley’s investment banking revenues for the three months to the end of June came in at $ 2.4bn, 15.8 per cent higher than a year ago and above analyst expectations of $ 2.06bn. JPMorgan and Goldman said earlier this week that second-quarter revenues at their investment banking units had jumped 25 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively, compared with the same period last year.

Shares in Morgan Stanley were up 0.7 per cent in mid-afternoon New York trading.

However, the benefit of higher dealmaking fees on Wall Street has been offset by a drop in trading compared with this time a year ago, when the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a bout of volatility in financial markets.

Like its main Wall Street rivals, Morgan Stanley reported lower quarterly trading revenues, which fell by 20 per cent versus a year ago. Although its equities desk posted an 8 per cent increase in revenues compared with the second quarter of 2020, that was more than offset by a 45 per cent slide in trading bonds and other fixed income instruments.

Although Morgan Stanley’s investment banking gains were outpaced by Goldman and JPMorgan, its wealth management unit — which gives financial advice and makes loans to rich clients — posted a strong performance.

Column chart of Goldman and JPMorgan biggest beneficiaries of financial advisory boom showing Wall Street’s Big Three investment banking mix in Q2

Morgan Stanley said loans to rich clients grew 35 per cent year-on-year to $ 114.7bn from $ 85.2bn. Net revenues at the unit jumped from $ 4.7bn to $ 6.1bn.

Sharon Yeshaya, Morgan Stanley’s chief financial officer, told the Financial Times that loan growth was being propelled by clients taking advantage of booming asset prices to crystallise “some of those gains” and using them to “buy other things”.

Morgan Stanley’s overall second-quarter revenue came in at $ 14.8bn, up 8 per cent from a year earlier and ahead of analysts’ estimates of $ 14bn, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Net income was $ 3.5bn, up from $ 3.2bn a year ago.

Earnings were flattered by the recent integration of the online trading platform ETrade and the money manager Eaton Vance, which Morgan Stanley acquired last year.

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Epic Sky Q deals end today, but there’s another cheap way to watch Sky TV

If you’re looking for a more affordable way to watch the latest and greatest movies, sports and boxsets, Sky continues to offer some bargain prices. Right now, the satellite TV company has a number of deals, including cuts to its Full House bundle.

This all-you-can-watch package features Sky Entertainment, all Sky Sports channels, Sky Cinema and full access to everything on Netflix for just £52 per month. If that sounds a little too expensive and you’re not a film buff then there is also a deal which features Entertainment, Sports and Netflix but without Cinema for just £45.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SKY Q DEALS HERE

These are good deals but, sadly, the two discounts will end at midnight tonight, July 15, meaning there are only a few hours left to bag the price drop. If you do fancy taking Sky up on its offer then the deals will last for 18 months and there is a £20 upfront fee to pay.

All of Sky’s contracts include the firm’s latest Sky Q box which allows customers to record multiple shows at once and find content using voice search on the clever remote control.

Although some of Sky’s deals are coming to an end there is another way to get cheap telly beamed into your home. That’s because Sky’s contract-free streaming service NOW, formerly NOW TV, has just released two new deals which will save customers some serious cash.

The first gives those signing up to the platform the chance to stream Sky’s Entertainment and Cinema channels for just £9.99.

YOU CAN SEE THE NOW TV DEALS HERE

It even features a 7-day free trial of Boost, which lets you watch on-demand shows and movies advert-free, at a higher resolution and on more screens at the same time.

Along with that entertainment plan, there is also a Sky Sports Membership which has been cut to £25 per month for three months.

That’s a saving of over £20. Taking this deal today means users will be able to watch the Lions tour of South Africa along with all the F1 action and the start of the Premier League season.

This plan also features access to seven days of Boost. If you weren’t already aware, NOW brings Sky channels into the home without the need for a dish. All customers have to have is a reliable internet connection and a device such as a smart TV, streaming stick, Apple TV box or one of the latest gaming consoles such as the PS4, PS5 of Xbox One.

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FIFA 22 pre-orders, cheapest deals and PS5, Xbox Series X price increase

EA Sports has given FIFA 22 an October 1 release date on all platforms.

The upcoming football sim will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and even Google Stadia.

In addition to unveiling FIFA 22 and announcing the release date, EA Sports has also confirmed the price.

And it’s bad news if you want the next-gen version, because the game will be more expensive on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

The digital version of FIFA 22 is priced at £69.99 on both PS5 and Xbox Series X. That’s from the official Xbox Store and PSN.

On the plus side, the game will be available at the discounted price of £62.99 for EA Play members.

It’s cheaper on PS4 and Xbox One, where FIFA 22 is priced at £59.99, or £53.99 with EA Play.

Physical copies are cheaper at GAME, where the Standard Edition is priced at £54.99 for PS4 and Xbox One, or £64.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

At the time of writing, Amazon is more expensive than GAME, where copies are priced at £59.99 for PS4 and Xbox One, or £69.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

As a reminder, the Standard Edition comes with the core game, as well as one or two key benefits.

This includes a TOTW 1 Player, Kylian Mbappe Loan Item, FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick, and a Career Mode Homegrown Talent perk.

The Ultimate Edition, meanwhile, includes FUT Heroes Player item, Ones to Watch Player item, free Xbox Series X|S upgrade, 4600 FIFA Points, Team of the Week 1 Player item, Kylian Mbappe Loan item, FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick, and a Career Mode Homegrown Talent perk.

As an added bonus, Ultimate Edition pre-order customers will also get early access to the game.

This means you can start playing FIFA 22 on September 27, instead of October 1.

According to the reveal trailer, FIFA 22 will be powered by HyperMotion Technology.

“Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines Advanced 11v11 Match Capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-gen consoles and Stadia, unlocking the raw emotion, passion and physicality of the world’s game,” EA explains.

“HyperMotion technology enabled the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, EA’s proprietary machine learning algorithm learns from more than 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch.”

As you can tell by some of the pre-order bonuses, Kylian Mbappe will return as the cover star.

More details will be revealed during the EA Play event later this month.

Best quarantine-free holiday deals to amber list countries as restrictions finally lift

Spain

Spain is also welcoming Britons restriction-free.

UK travellers only have to present a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination.

Jet2Holidays is offering a seven-night stay at five-star hotels in Tenerife from £732 per person at the end of August.

Inspiring Travel Company has holiday packages in Andalucia, Spain, from £2,635, including all-inclusive hotel stays.

Cyprus

Currently, Cyprus is letting all Britons in without any restrictions.

Inspiring Travel Company has holiday packages for seven nights at an all-inclusive hotel in Cyprus from £1,799 per person, including return flights from London.

Author: ANDREA BLAZQUEZ
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PS Plus July 2021 free PS4 and PS5 games release time, last chance WARNING and deals

PlayStation Plus subscribers are counting down to the release of the free PS5 and PS4 games for July 2021.

The next batch of free PS Plus games have a July 6 release date on PS4 and PS5. The games will be available until August 3.

There’s no official release time, but the free PS5 and PS4 games should be available by around 10am BST UK time.

The July 2021 free PS Plus games include A Plague Tale: Innocence on PS5, as well as WWE 2K Battlegrounds on PS4.

That’s on top of Call of Duty Black Ops 4, which features a host of multiplayer modes, Zombies and Blackout Battle Royale.

Needless to say, the release of the new games means it’s your last chance warning to grab the June free games.

Operation Tango and Star Wars Squadrons will be removed from the service on July 6, so you’d better hurry if you want to download them.

On the plus side, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will remain part of the service until August.

As for the new games, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and A Plague Tale Innocence are the headliners.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers a trio of action-packed multiplayer-modes for first-person shooter fans.

“First there’s the series’ iconic multiplayer experience pitting players against each other worldwide. Second, is the fan-favourite Zombies experience, letting you and friends battle the undead. Last but not least is Blackout, an intense large-map mode inspired by battle royale.”

A Plague Tale Innocence, on the other hand, is a next-gen upgrade of the critically-acclaimed adventure game. The PS5 version features 4K resolution, 60 frames-per-second gameplay, and faster loading times.

“Follow the tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history.

“Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.”

Finally, 2K Battlegrounds is an over-the-top arcade fighting game featuring characters from the WWE.

“Play through a new story mode while unlocking unique characters and Battlegrounds. Compete using special abilities and power-ups in match types like Steel Cage, Royal Rumble, and more!

“Compete in Online Tournaments or stake your claim as King of the Battleground against players from around the world! Plus, battle it out in local multiplayer and dominate your friends.”

If you want to grab the June and July free PS4 and PS5 games, then it’s worth heading over to ShopTo for cheap PlayStation Plus subscriptions.

The UK retailer is currently selling 12-month PlayStation Plus subscriptions for just £39.85, compared to £49.99 on PSN.

As a digital membership, the PS Plus subscription will be delivered immediately, which means you can use it to bag the latest batch of free PlayStation Plus games.

GET A 12-MONTH PS PLUS SUBSCRIPTION FOR £39.85 AT SHOPTO

In addition to monthly free games, PlayStation Plus subscribers can also play multiplayer games such as Call of Duty and FIFA online with friends.

That’s on top of 100GB of cloud storage, which comes in handy when you’re running low on hard drive space.

Author: Liam Martin
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These mighty Sky Q deals end today! Last chance to cut your TV and broadband bill

Sky has been offering some big reductions on its TV and broadband bundles for a number of weeks but it seems the discounts are coming to an end. That means those wanting to grab a deal on Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or internet access need to act fast to take advantage.

Sky has confirmed that some of its best bargains will end at midnight tonight, July 1, so there are only a few hours left to reduce those monthly bills. Deals that are ending include Sky TV with Sky Sports and the Full House bundle which offers access to a swathe of TV channels along with Sports and Sky Cinema.

If you want broadband as well then deals that feature Ultrafast internet along with Sky TV and Netflix will also end tonight. This includes the ultimate bundle with full access to all of Sky’s content plus the firm’s fastest downloads.

All of the contracts include the latest Sky Q box although you must be happy to sign up for 18 months.

Express.co.uk has been looking at all of the deals from Sky and here’s our pick of the best discounts available right now

SKY TV ONLY

Sky TV and Sports • £45 per month • SEE THE DEAL
Includes Sky Entertainment and all Sky Sports channels
18-month contract with £49 set-up fee

Full House • £52 per month • SEE THE DEAL
Includes all Sky Sports channels, Cinema and Entertainment
18-month contract with £49 set-up fee

SKY TV & BROADBAND

Super Deal • £43 per month • SEE THE DEAL 
Includes Sky Entertainment, Netflix and 59Mbps internet
18 month contract with £49 set-up fee

Mighty Deal • £49 per month • SEE THE DEAL 
Includes Sky Entertainment, Netflix and 145Mbps internet
18-month contract with £49 set-up fee

Ultra Deal • £59 per month • SEE THE DEAL 
Includes Sky Entertainment, Netflix and Ultrafast internet
18-month contract with £49 set-up fee

If that all sounds like a lot to pay out or you don’t want to be tied to a long-term contract then Sky’s NOW service has also just slashed prices.

The streaming service is currently offering its Entertainment Membership for just £4.99 which is 50 percent off the standard cost.

This deal lasts for two months and, once your back paying the standard £10 per month price you can cancel at any time.

You can find the NOW deal here.

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DEAL OF THE DAY: Boots launch deals on vitamins & supplements & extra 20% off with code

Want to top up on your vitamins or looking to give your immune system a boost? Boots has a special offer that’s currently running for a short time on health products – don’t miss out on some big savings.

Available now, Boots is offering customers big deals across vitamins, supplements, health foods and more.

Customers can get one free product when they buy two or more selected health products.

With 896 options available, there’s plenty to choose from and the cheapest product you pick will be complimentary.

Whether you’re in need of something for yourself or for the family, don’t miss this offer and shop now.

From vitamin D supplements, cod liver oil and multivitamin dummies for children, shop from top brands including Vitabiotics, Boots and Perfectil.

There are also hundreds of products that are free from artificial colours, preservatives and artificial flavours included in the deal.

Prices start from 99p up so find what you’re looking for and give your immune system a boost.

Plus, there’s extra discounts that customers can get on top of the deal.

Customers can get an extra 20 percent off all vitamins and health products when they shop online and in-store with a special discount code.

To redeem, please enter ‘VITS20’ at checkout.

Available now until Monday 28 June 2021, hurry to get some savings.

Please note, the code excludes bundles and licensed medicines.

Boots Vitamin B12 60 tablets (two month supply)

£3, Available at Boots.

Boots High Strength Vitamin C & Zinc Twenty Orange Flavour Effervescent Tablets

£3.50, Available at Boots.

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