A French-inspired coffee house has opened at The Cube, in Birmingham.La Madeleine is on the seventh level of the complex and offers baguettes and artisan coffee, a range of traditional French pastries and loaves, as well as a lunch menu including fresh salads.Owner restaurant entrepreneur Mike Nayla said: “Madeleine is a continuation of my investment into Birmingham, which is home to some of the most celebrated culinary names in the country and it is really exciting to be able to play a part in its delicious diversity.“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to take on a second unit in The Cube and am looking forward to driving the success of this new venture.”Madeleine is now open for breakfast from 7am with lunch from 11.30am. Future plans include afternoon tea and, with the venue being fully licensed, there are additional plans to serve a small selection of alcoholic beverages.
Press Association Vidal underwent surgery on his right knee in May before returning to help his country reach the last 16 in Brazil. Sampaoli was quoted as saying: “The problem in Vidal’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United for 80 million dollars is the doubt that Van Gaal has with respect to the improvement of Arturo’s knee.” Meanwhile, Van Gaal has given a significant hint that he is interested in Fiorentina’s Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado. Van Gaal, quoted by The Daily Star, said: “I cannot talk about Cuadrado, because if I say something about him the price will rise.” United have been strongly linked this summer with Juventus’ Vidal, the 27-year-old who featured for Chile at the World Cup. Quoted by El Mercurio, a newspaper in Vidal’s homeland, Sampaoli made reference to a potential 80 million US dollars (around £47million) deal between Juve and United being jeopardised by the knee issue. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has doubts about signing Arturo Vidal due to concerns over the midfielder’s knee, Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has claimed.