New Delhi, Aug 8 (PTI) Tyre major Bridgestone India today said it will invest USD 304.3 million (around Rs 1,940 crore) over the next five years to expand its two manufacturing plants in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.The company, which is a part of Japans Bridgestone Corporation, plans to expand facilities at Pune (Chakan) and Indore (Kheda).The investment will be done in a phased manner over the next five years starting this year, Bridgestone India said in a statement.”This investment affirms our commitment to expand Bridgestone?s footprint in India, which is one of the fastest growing markets in the world,” Bridgestone India Executive Director Kazutoshi Oyama said.The investment will enable Bridgestone India to be equipped with advanced manufacturing technology and processes that will allow it to better serve its customers with superior quality products, he added.The expansion of the plants will enable Bridgestone to meet increased tyre demand in India, owning to growing vehicle population and production.The production capacity of the two plants is expected to increase by around 15,000 tyres per day, bringing total daily production to around 41,000 tyres by 2022.In addition to capacity expansion, the investment will also enable the company to enhance its products mix to cater to new models being launched in the domestic market.The expansion will also help in creating 450 additional jobs for skilled manpower at the two facilities, Bridgestone said.Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world?s largest tyre and rubber company.Besides, selling tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods.advertisementThe companys products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. PTI MSS BAL
Manchester United Manchester United January transfer news: All the latest rumours ahead of winter window Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:30 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Manchester United Transfers Premier League Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving the Red Devils as Jose Mourinho looks to further add to his squad MAN UTD IN TALKS FOR PSG STARManchester United have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a potential deal for Lucas Moura, according to Le 10 Sport .The Brazilian winger has barely featured for PSG this season and agreed personal terms with Chinese side Beijing Guoan in early December . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, that deal has yet to be completed amid reports Lucas is holding out for a move to a major European club.Chelsea had previously shown an interest in the 25-year-old, but now United have made an approach, although any offer for Lucas is expected to be below PSG’s valuation of the player.MAN UTD AGREE £4M KEEPER SALEManchester United have agreed a £4 million fee to sell goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to West Brom, claims TEAMtalk .Johnstone is currently on loan at Aston Villa, but United intend to recall the 24-year-old after reaching an agreement with West Brom.With Johnstone out of contract at the end of the season , United have decided to cash in during the January transfer window.MOURINHO WANTS GRIEZMANN IN JANUARYJose Mourinho is ready to pull out all the stops to land Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann in January, according to the Daily Star .While the plan was to go after the France international in the summer, with Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both sidelined, Mourinho needs reinforcements up top immediately.Mourinho is willing to offer Griezmann £300,000 a week to get him to leave Atletico and snub Barcelona, who are also after the attacker.ICARDI WOULD JOIN MAN UTD IF HE LEAVES INTERMauro Icardi has eyes for Manchester United if he decides to leave Inter according to Don Balon .While Icardi currently feels committed to the club as it chases a Serie A title, he is considering his options for the future.According to the report, playing for Jose Mourinho, the former manager of Inter, is a dream for the attacker.POGBA KEY TO MAN UTD’S DYBALA MOVEManchester United have lined up a move to sign Juventus striker Paulo Dybala and are hoping “secret agent” Paul Pogba can play a part in the move, according to the Mirror. Pogba, who joined the Old Trafford side from Juve for £89 million in the summer of 2016, played with Dybala in Turin and is said to be close friends with the 24-year-old.Jose Mourinho has now placed Dybala at the top of his summer transfer shortlist and will call upon Pogba to convince Dybala on a move to Manchester.RONALDO SET FOR MAN UTD RETURN Manchester United are watching with keen interest reports of a clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and senior Real Madrid figures, claims the Mirror .The newspaper states that the relationship between Ronaldo and Florentino Perez has broken down, leading to doubts over his future at the Bernabeu. And United would be well-placed to bring back the man who came to prominence should he refuse to continue in Spain.Ronaldo, it is claimed, has even made secret trips to England to review prospective private schools for his son in recent weeks.JOAO MARIO SLATED AS MKHITARYAN’S REPLACEMENTInter star Joao Mario has been earmarked by Manchester United as the ideal replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to the Sun .United’s Armenian playmaker is unsettled at Old Trafford, and has been linked with Inter among other clubs. Should he move to Serie A, however, United will try and swoop for the Nerazzurri’s Portugal international in a £40 million switch.MADRID PLOT SHOCK UMTITI APPROACHReal Madrid are considering a shock approach to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, claims Diario Gol .Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign a new centre-back, but is wary of paying too much after seeing Liverpool spend £75 million on Virgil van Dijk.However, the €60m release clause in Umtiti’s contract makes him an attractive proposition for Perez, and he could rival Manchester City and Manchester United for the France international.MAN UTD ENTER COUTINHO RACEBarcelona’s signing of Coutinho may have become more difficult to achieve as Manchester United have entered the race to sign the Brazilian, according to Don Balon .The Spanish outlet claims Jose Mourinho is keen to add the attacker to his squad as the Red Devils look to close the gap between themselves and Manchester City.Paris Saint-Germain are also said to retain an interest in signing the 25-year-old, though Coutinho himself continues to have his heart set on a switch to Camp Nou.PL RIVALS SCOUT ROCHDALE TEENAGERChelsea and Manchester United have made enquiries about Rochdale’s 14-year-old defender Luke Matheson, according to ESPN .Matheson has been watched by scouts from Chelsea and United recently as the Premier League giants look to make a move for the right-back.JORGINHO IS MAN UTD’S CARRICK REPLACEMENTManchester United are tracking Napoli midfielder Jorginho as they search for a replacement for Michael Carrick, according to the Manchester Evening News .Jose Mourinho commented on Friday that the Red Devils would be looking for a midfielder to step into the Englishman’s shoes in the summer, with the 36-year-old nearing the end of his career.And the United boss is apparently an admirer of Jorginho, with the club having also scouted Dortmund pair Julian Weigl and Christian Pulisic.INTER MONITORING MKHITARYANInter are keeping a close eye on developments around Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s situation at Manchester United with a view to potentially signing the Armenian, according to Sky in Italy .The former Dortmund star has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in recent months, with Inter seemingly weighing up whether to make a bid for the winger.The Serie A title hopefuls are also interested in Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu and PSG midfielder Javier Pastore as they look to improve their squad in the January window.BARCA & REAL IN BLIND RACEManchester United outcast Daley Blind is a January transfer target for La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express .The Dutch utility defender has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and Barca reportedly see him as an option to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano’s imminent exit to Hebei China Fortune.Meanwhile, the Blancos also purportedly see Blind as a potential bargain who could play alongside Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence.BARCA PLOT COUTINHO & GRIEZMANN DOUBLE DEALBarcelona are planning to stun the transfer market in 2018 with Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann signings, according to Spanish outlet AS .Liverpool held firm in the summer to deny Barca from swooping for Coutinho, but it’s widely expected they’ll return with more money next year.Ernesto Valverde’s men now lead the race for Griezmann, too, with Manchester United believed to have refocused their attention on Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.MAN CITY TO BATTLE UTD FOR UMTITIBarcelona are bracing themselves for interest from Manchester rivals United and City in defender Samuel Umtiti, reports Don Balon .The La Liga giants fear that Virgil van Dijk’s £75 million move to Liverpool will see leading clubs turn their attention towards Camp Nou.France international Umtiti has a €60m release clause which would represent no stumbling block for leading Premier League sides.MAN UTD FACE ‘LITTLE NEYMAR’ FIGHTAC Milan have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the hunt for Ajax youngster David Neres, reports Calciomercato .The highly-rated 20-year-old has already been dubbed the ‘little Neymar’ and is expected to leave Holland at some point in the near future.MAN UTD’S £70M+ DYBALA BID REJECTEDManchester United’s offer of £70 million plus out-of-favour attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Juventus star Paulo Dybala has been rejected, according to The Sun .The Argentine is one of the most highly-rated forwards in world football and Jose Mourinho is believed to haver pinpointed him as a top target in 2018, rather than Antoine Griezmann.The reigning Serie A champions are reported to be holding out for £86m, which happens to be Griezmann’s buyout clause at Atletico Madrid.MAN UTD WITHDRAW GRIEZMANN INTERESTBarcelona will have a free path to sign £89 million-priced Antoine Griezmann, with Manchester United not keen to participate in a bidding war for the Atletico Madrid striker, according to Marca .It’s believed Jose Mourinho is a fan of Griezmann but is not convinced the France international is worth such a hefty transfer fee.Barca, meanwhile, are monitoring Griezmann and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, though the club can only afford to sign one of them.PSG WANT FELLAINI ON A FREEParis Saint-Germain are making enquiries to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer in the summer, according to the Mirror .After the stunning double swoop for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG are keen for cheaper alternatives because of Financial Fair Play, with the Belgian high on their list.Fellaini’s contract expires at the end of the season, and the veteran is free to sign for a foreign club from January 1. It’s believed Besiktas and Galatasaray are also interested in the 30-year-old.PL CLUBS EYEING CARRASCOPremier League sides have been alerted after Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone gave the go-ahead for the club to sell winger Yannick Carrasco, according to AS .Manchester United and Chelsea have been heavily linked with the Belgium international in recent months, with Carrasco’s contract boasting an £86 million release clause.Nicolas Gaitan and Luciano Vietto are also understood to be on the transfer list.