Europe’s biggest clubs scramble for Osimhen

first_img Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Chelsea are among a host of European heavyweights queuing up to sign Osimhen. The Blues are searching for attacking reinforcements to shoulder the goalscoring burden alongside Tammy Abraham and are interested in signing the Nigerian frontman this summer. Le Quotidien du Foot says Osimhen, 21, arrived from Belgian outfit Charleroi in July 2019 for a bargain £10million plus a further £2.5m in add-ons. And he’s already proved an astute acquisition having scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side – including two in the Champions League. Now, he’s attracted interest from Premier League quartet Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli are also said to be interested in Osimhen, who is said to command a fee in the region of £90million. And Sky Sports have now reported that two Premier League clubs and a La Liga outfit have all tabled bids for the attacker, who is valued between £70m and £90m by Lille. The Ligue 1 side bought Osimhen from Charleroi last summer for just £10m plus a further £2.5m in add-ons. And their investment has been richly rewarded with 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions. Lille are now expected to cash in for a huge profit just a year later, although it remains to be seen who will win the race for Osimhen. Chelsea had previously identified Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele as their priority attacking target this summer, although the Frenchman will not come cheap. The 23-year-old is under contract until 2023 and has 22 goals in 42 appearances this season, dramatically inflating his valuation. Chelsea ready to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma five-year deal worth £35m However, numerous other high-profile rivals including Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are also said to be monitoring the 21-year-old. French publication Le Quotidien du Foot claim Osimhen is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Napoli, Roma, Lazio and AC Milan as well as the English quintet. And Sky Sports have now reported that two Premier League clubs and a La Liga outfit have all tabled bids for the attacker, who is valued between £70m and £90m by Lille. The Ligue 1 side bought Osimhen from Charleroi last summer for just £10m plus a further £2.5m in add-ons. And their investment has been richly rewarded with 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions. Lille are now expected to cash in for a huge profit just a year later, although it remains to be seen who will win the race for Osimhen. Chelsea had previously identified Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele as their priority attacking target this summer, although the Frenchman will not come cheap. The 23-year-old is under contract until 2023 and has 22 goals in 42 appearances this season, dramatically inflating his valuation. Chelsea reportedly had a £34m bid for Dembele rejected in January, with Lyon also confident of keeping their star man in the summer. The Ligue 1 club released a statement where they reiterated their stance, suggesting Chelsea would have to considerably up their offer in order to force through a move. Read Also:Amokachi: Ndidi, Osimhen are Nigeria’s best “Olympique Lyonnais has taken note of certain information relayed by the media suggesting that Moussa Dembele could interest other clubs during this transfer window,“ the statement read. “We would like to reaffirm its wish, as in the summer of 2019, to keep Moussa Dembele. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Europe’s biggest clubs are still chasing Lille striker Victor Osimhen for the summer market.last_img

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Zorzi Earns Back-to-Back Player of the Year Honors

first_imgZorzi Earns Back-to-Back Player of the Year Honors April 20, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second consecutive season, junior Diego Zorzi (Buenos Aires, Argentina) has been selected as the best men’s tennis player in the Gulf South Conference East Division. On Friday, Zorzi earned his second straight GSC East Division Player of the Year honor. Zorzi was one of four Argonauts to earn All-GSC First Team accolades.Zorzi is only the second two-time conference player of the year honoree. Former Argonaut Radovan Chrz took home the honors in 2003 and 2005. Zorzi is the fifth Argonaut men’s tennis player to earn three All-GSC First Team selections.Zorzi, who started the season unranked, has moved up to a number seven ranking in singles with a 13-0 record. Ten of his wins have come in the second position. Zorzi is equally as impressive in doubles. Along with teammate Luis Arboleda (Medellin, Colombia), Zorzi is ranked 19th in doubles with a 19-1 record. In his career, Zorzi has totaled 45 singles and 62 doubles victories.After transferring from nationally-ranked Drury, senior Dante Bottini (Coronel Pringles, Argentina) earned All-GSC honors. Ten of Bottini’s 11 singles wins occurred in the first position. He is currently ranked sixth in Division II in singles with an 11-4 record. Bottini and teammate Nicolas Barrientos (Cali, Colombia) have also combined to form the second-ranked doubles team in the nation.Barrientos was named to the All-GSC First Team after earning second team honors in 2006. Currently ranked 38th in singles, Barrientos is 12-9, including an 8-3 record in the third position. Along with Bottini, Barrientos has tallied an 18-3 record for the second-ranked doubles team. Barrientos is averaging 15 singles wins and 22 doubles triumphs over his first three seasons.Eduardo Cavasotti (Florianopolis, Brazil) earned his second consecutive All-GSC First Team selection. Cavasotti posted double-figure win totals in singles and doubles. He was 10-9 in singles, while primarily playing in the third and fourth positions. In doubles, Cavasotti posted a 16-6 record. Fifteen of his doubles wins were with teammate Luiz Bernardi (Campinas, Brazil).West Florida, the top-seed from the GSC East Division, will face GSC West fourth seed Christian Brothers in the quarterfinals of the Carpet One/GSC Men’s Tennis Tournament in Arkadelphia, Ark. The match will begin at 8:30 a.m. on SaturdayPrint Friendly Version Sharelast_img

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UEFA says no Plan B for Europa League final eight

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ UEFA says it has no Plan B for this season’s Europa League, which is due to finish with an eight-team mini-tournament in Germany in August.During a video conference on Wednesday, UEFA and the German Football Federation (DFB) reaffirmed their commitment to staging the event in Germany, European soccer’s ruling body said in a statement. The Europa League was suspended in March due to the novel coronavirus.“Both parties stressed their strong belief that all measures will be taken to ensure that the matches will be hosted in a safe and secure manner,” it said.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin added: “As with the UEFA Champions League Final Eight in Portugal, there is no need for a Plan B for this tournament in Germany.”The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Cologne, Duisburg, Duesseldorf and Gelsenkirchen, from August 10 to August 21, with the final in Cologne.The remaining round of 16, second-leg ties will take place on Aug. 5 and 6, either at the originally scheduled venues or in Germany. UEFA said the two ties in which the first leg was also called off  Inter Milan v Getafe and Sevilla v AS Roma will be reduced to one leg, played on August 5 or August 6 at two of the German venues.Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusEuropa LeagueGermanyUEFAlast_img

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Ireland prop Cian Healy passed fit after neck surgery

first_img “And I think it would be great to see him get some game-time at the weekend.” Johnny Sexton and Simon Zebo suffered cramp in Ireland’s 21-13 defeat to England at Twickenham on September 5 but recovered without any issues. Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt’s decision to include Healy in his final World Cup 31 has now been vindicated, even though the Leinster prop was not fully fit when selected. Healy’s presence will provide a clear advantage for Ireland in their target of reaching a first-ever World Cup semi-final. Hooker Rory Best hailed 27-year-old Healy’s return as handing boss Schmidt’s squad a sizeable lift, off the back of consecutive warm-up defeats to Wales and England. “He’s a world-class player and he’s made an unbelievable recovery,” said Best. “But we know that about him, he has a tendency to come back really quickly and just to have that capability within your squad. “We’re very lucky to have Jack McGrath and Cian who are both fantastic looseheads, and you saw Jack really coming to the fore in the last Six Nations. “That’s put pressure on Cian and you can see the way he’s responded, and the way he’s come back this summer, he’s hungrier than ever to come back in and to try to get that starting spot back. “And he will be desperate to establish himself again as the world-class player that he is.” Ireland team manager Mick Kearney admitted Healy endured “a degree of pessimism” earlier in the summer, fearing he would miss the World Cup, before grafting his way back to fitness. “The 31-man squad are all fit and available for selection against Canada for Saturday,” said Ireland team co-ordinator Kearney. “Cian’s great, obviously Cian had a few dark days across the summer but towards the end of August he made fantastic progress. “He’s been in full training for the last two weeks and I’m delighted to report that he is available for selection at the weekend against Canada. “I think the fact that he is available and is fit I think it’s a huge boost to everyone in the squad and a huge boost to Cian as well. “I think everyone is thrilled for him, because over the last 12 months between a couple of injuries and operations he’s been out of action for a very long time. “He worked incredibly hard over the course of the three or four months. “I suppose there was a degree of pessimism about him for a while but certainly towards the end of August that all turned good and he’s been really flying and in great form since then. Ireland have received a significant World Cup boost with prop Cian Healy passed fit to start after neck surgery. Press Association Loosehead prop Healy has battled neck problems since May, but has recovered just in time and will be available for Saturday’s Pool D opener against Canada. read more

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WATCH: Police Seek Suspect Who Stole Cash, Tostada Shells from Boynton Beach Taco Bell

first_imgA local police department is looking for a unidentified man who was caught on camera robbing a Taco Bell, and helping himself to some of the restaurant’s ingredients in the process.The Boynton Beach Police Department released surveillance video last Thursday that shows a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt moving through the restaurant.When you break into @tacobell for cash but can’t resist the pre-fried tostada shells…Call us at 561-732-8116 or @CrimeStoppersPB at 800-458-TIPS if you know who he is. #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/osmKhLvqFp— Boynton Beach Police (@BBPD) November 14, 2019 The suspect made off with cash and pre-fried tostada shells. The police department says he may also be responsible for at least two other burglaries inside that Taco Bell, which is located at the Boynton Beach Mall, earlier this month.Anyone with information about the burglar is asked to call the Boynton Beach Police Department (561) 732-8116, or Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.last_img

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Windies team leave for Zimbabwe tour

first_img… skipper Jason Holder promises no slackening for the home teamBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – West Indies captain Jason Holder does not foresee any decrease in intensity from his side when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in two Tests in Bulawayo later this month.The Caribbean side left the island yesterday for the short rubber, which will see them chase their first series win since they beat Bangladesh in a similar two-Test series in the Caribbean three years ago.Holder said the trajectory of the Windies performances was headed in the right direction and Zimbabwe presented an ideal opportunity to continue that progression.“It won’t be difficult to motivate the guys,” Holder told CMC Sports prior to the team’s departure.“We’re a young side. After the performances we’ve had in England and earlier in the year against Pakistan and also in the back end of last year against Pakistan again, I think it is encouraging and we have to keep heading in the direction we’re going.”He continued: “I am seeing really good things from this group and I don’t think there should be any difficulty in motivating any of the guys. Everybody should be up for it. It’s our chance to win a series. We haven’t won a series in a while and Zimbabwe will be a good opposition for us to play.”West Indies have never lost to Zimbabwe in eight previous meetings, winning six times and drawing twice.But even though the African nation are without a Test win in nine outings inside the last four years, Holder said the Windies would be professional in their approach and taking nothing for granted.“They had a really good time in Sri Lanka the last tour they had and they seem to be very competitive,” the all-rounder noted.“And obviously with the added boost of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis coming back into their squad, they’re pretty much at full strength as well.”West Indies, ranked number nine in the World, have won just three Tests in their last nine matches but are coming off an encouraging tour of England when they stunned the hosts in the second Test at Headingley, despite losing the three-match series 2-1.Holder said the key objective on the pending tour would be to build on the recent successes, with the aim of winning the series.“I just want the guys to focus on what we set out to achieve, just dialling in on the process,” the Barbadian stressed.“The result of the games will take care of itself once we do what is required. We have set out stuff in terms of being consistent.“Consistency is something I’ve preached in the dressing room for a very long time and I think once we’re consistent in all departments we should get the results we’re looking for.”West Indies open the tour with a three-day match against Zimbabwe-A starting next Sunday before the first Test at Queens Sports Club which bowls off October 21.last_img

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Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway

first_imgAustin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway July 9, 2020 Associated Press The race ended up going 204 miles. A 300-miler is set for Friday night in the series’ first doubleheaderRiley Herbst was second in a Toyota, followed by Ross Chastain in a Chevy, Briscoe in a Ford and Anthony Alfredo in a Chevy.Gragson dominated the first two 30-lap stages, a first for the driver who turns 22 on Wednesday, but faded to finish 10th.Briscoe entered the race red hot with consecutive victories at Pocono and Indianapolis and three in his past four starts. He started seventh and eventually drew Gragson in his sights by Lap 50. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric won the first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway, charging past Chase Briscoe on an overtime restart Thursday night for his first victory of the season and first on an oval.Cindric spent most of the first two stages chasing Noah Gragson, the pole-sitter who seemed poised to dominate all three segments. Cindric then took charge on a series of restarts in Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang. On the last one, he went around Briscoe on the outside and pulled away before a last-lap wreck ended the race.The 21-year-old Cindric had eight top-10s on ovals before breaking through on the 1.5-mile Kentucky layout. His only other series victories came last year on road courses at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio.last_img

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Schmidt still mulling over choice of captain

first_imgJamie Heaslip, Rory Best, Johnny Sexton and Sean O’Brien are all possible candidates.Paul O’Connell wore the armband until injury ended his international career during the World Cup victory over France.Ireland’s first match in the tournament is against Wales on Sunday February 7th.last_img

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New York fair planned to promote dream weddings in Haiti

first_imgPhoto by @preciousplanner on Twitter. Marnatha Irene Ternier, the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) together with Marie Christine Stephenson, the Minister of Tourism, recently announced the holding of a major fair to be held in Brooklyn, New York, August 31st.The fair, which will take place around the theme “I DO HAITI”, aims to introduce participants to the beauty and splendor of Haiti and encourage the promotion of Haiti as a “Destination of Marriage” of choice.During this rent announcement Minister Ternier took the opportunity to recall the various achievements of her Ministry to facilitate the arrival of potential delegations in Haiti for wedding ceremonies and other activities citing in particular: the Coordination Service of the Diaspora, the Call Center of MHAVE, the awareness campaign by and for the Diaspora, the Fridays of the Diaspora…According to Guerline Emmanuel Telusma and Nadège Fleurimond, two major event organizers and tour operator managers, this fair is also an opportunity to promote the heritage of Haiti that offers great economic and tourism potential.For Minister Stephenson “Haiti is the soul of the Caribbean where the best kept secret gem” underlining that Haiti is the destination where nature, culture and history go hand in hand to make the country a magical destination for love and marriages.”last_img

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