According to Ian Begley, a reporter from new york Sports TV Network, Knicks player Grimes has a very substantial training plan in this offseason.
It is reported that Grimes, as a member of the selection team, is training with the American men’s basketball team this week. Last month, Grimes trained with former NBA player JJ- Lei Dike. Later this month, Grimes will go to Memphis to train with Penny Hardaway.
Grimes said that attacking and defending with the ball is what he wants to improve during the offseason. "I feel more comfortable with my opponent’s ball in the offseason, creating opportunities for myself and my teammates, and attacking and shooting after dribbling more in the game." Grimes said, "I defend by going up one flight of stairs, and I defend the best players almost every night. I want to be more stable and try to stay in the best condition. "
Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his Al Nassr contract allowing the Portugal forward, 37, to join Newcastle United on loan if they qualify for the Champions League this season. (Marca)
France centre-back Benoit Badiashile, 21, is in London to undergo a medical after Chelsea agreed a deal worth 38m euros (£33.6m) with Monaco. (Football London)
Liverpool are exploring a deal to buy Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, from Wolves in the summer. (Telegraph)
England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, is set to meet with Borussia Dortmund officials before 6 January, when he will inform them of his desire to leave this summer. The German club will seek 100m euros (£88.5m), plus add-ons that could take his total fee to about 140m euros (£124m). (AS)
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have been approached about signing Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, on loan but Atletico Madrid are seeking a 15m euro loan fee (£13.3m), plus 6m euros (£5.3m) to cover his wages. (Athletic – subscription required)
Chelsea, meanwhile, are in negotiations over the structure of a club record deal to sign 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica. (Evening Standard)
Arsenal have submitted a second offer for Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, thought to be significantly below Shakhtar Donetsk’s asking price of 100m euros (£88.5m). (ESPN)
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are interested in Randal Kolo Muani but Eintracht Frankfurt want 60-70m euros (£53-62m) for the France forward, 24. (Nicolo Schira)