Chelsea target Eagles star as Jadon Sancho alternative

first_img Loading… Frank Lampard’s side are reportedly battling with rivals Manchester United for the €100m rated Borussia Dortmund forward.However, according to reports from Goal.com, the Red Devils remain the England international’s more likely destination, leaving the door open to a potential push for Chukwueze.The Nigerian international has been heavily linked with a move away from Javier Calleja’s side in the last 12 months, with Liverpool rumoured to be tracking him last summer.Read Also: Real Madrid aiming for 30% stadium reopening in OctoberThe 21-year old is under contract with the Yellow Submarine until 2023, however he does represent a much cheaper option than Sancho, with Villarreal potentially considering offers in the region of €50m.Chukwueze has been a consistent figure across the last two seasons at El Madrigal, despite the club’s managerial upheaval, with 52 La Liga appearances from a possible 65 league matches.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Premier League giants Chelsea are targeting a  move for Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze, if they fail in a bid for Jadon Sancho this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Nathan Coulter-Nile not sure of place in India game despite 92 against WI

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Australia’s fast bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile says he is not sure of his place for the big-ticket World Cup encounter against India despite a match-winning 92 against West Indies. His 92 off just 60 balls proved vital in Australia’s 15-run victory, but the 31-year-old believes his expensive outing with the ball in Bristol may not help his cause. Asked if he felt his spot was secure, Coulter-Nile said: “No. I took none for 70. We’ve got two world-class (fast) bowlers (on the sidelines). I’m not in the team to make runs, hopefully the top order does that, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I got dropped for the next game.”“I’m in the team to take wickets and I’ve had two wicketless games, so we’ll see how we go,” he added. Coulter-Nile’s 92 at Trent Bridge was the highest score by a No. 8 in a World Cup, 58 runs more than his previous best ODI score.Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are Australia’s lead pacers, while coach Justin Langer has indicated that Nathan Lyon has been considered as a second spinner alongside Adam Zampa.Back-up pacers Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson could also come into contention for the India game at The Oval. Coulter-Nile insists he is not bothered by the competition for spots. “I actually like it,” he said.”I think it’s good to have competition and it wouldn’t be good if we had no one pushing you trying to get better, so I love it.”Coulter-Nile combined with Steve Smith (73) for a counter-attacking stand of 102 off just 89 balls power Australia to 288 against the Windies. “To have a guy play the innings of his life was something I’m sure you guys enjoyed watching,” said vice-captain Alex Carey, who earlier scored 45 off 55 deliveries. last_img read more

Lyon bites back for Australia in final session

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyDHARAMSALA, India(Reuters)-Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed four wickets in the final session to halt India’s progress and help restrict the hosts to 248 for six on the second day of the fourth and final Test on Sunday.At 157 for two, and with the dependable Cheteshwar Pujara and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane looking set in the middle, India appeared to have the upper hand before Lyon (4-67) intervened after tea.In the first over of the final session, Lyon sent back Pujara for 57 and went on to dismiss Karun Nair, Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin to deflate the hosts.Ravindra Jadeja clobbered a couple of sixes and was batting on 16 at the close, while Wriddhiman Saha was on 10, having survived two reviews and a dropped catch.India are still 52 runs behind Australia’s first innings total of 300 in the decider of the four-Ttest series which is level at 1-1.“It’s an unbelievable feeling, to be pretty evenly poised after day two,” Lyon told reporters.“I know we probably left a few runs out there but to have India six down for 240-odd after a pretty a good day on the field — (I am) quite happy to be honest.”Pat Cummins and new ball colleague Josh Hazlewood were aggressive in the morning session on a pitch which offered wholesome bounce to the pacemen.Hazlewood was rewarded for constantly attacking the line outside the off-stump when Murali Vijay edged him to Matthew Wade to depart for 11.Fellow opener Lokesh Rahul was hit on the index finger of his right hand by a Hazlewood delivery but the right-hander recovered to score 60 and give India a strong start.The 24-year-old left well, drove elegantly and slog-swept Steve O’Keefe for a six en route to his fifth half-century of the series.The second-wicket partnership was worth 87 runs and was looking ominous until Rahul went for a wild hook, with the bouncer hitting the toe end of his bat before finding David Warner at mid off.Rahane found himself in the line of fire and the otherwise dependable batsman made things difficult for himself by trying to pull and hook his way out of trouble.Pujara, who batted for more than 11 hours in the drawn third test in Ranchi for his 202, played with characteristic calmness at the other end and brought up his fifty with a boundary off Lyon.The off-spinner claimed a major breakthrough when he ended Pujara’s nearly three-and-half hour vigil by getting him caught at short leg.Leading the side in absence of injured regular skipper Virat Kohli, Rahane fell to Lyon for 46 with Australia skipper Steve Smith taking a sharp catch at slip.Ashwin made 30 before he was trapped leg-before by Lyon.“All of us got starts but we could not convert,” Rahul said of his top and middle order colleagues.“We’re happy. (At the) end of the day, (nearly) 250 runs for six wickets was not really the worst day for us.” AUSTRALIA 1st innings 300 (S. Smith 111, M. Wade 57, D. Warner 56; K. Yadav 4-68)India 1st innings (Overnight: 0-0)L. Rahul c Warner b Cummins 60M. Vijay c Wade b Hazlewood 11C. Pujara c Handscomb b Lyon 57A. Rahane c Smith b Lyon 46K. Nair c Wade b Lyon 5R. Ashwin lbw b Lyon 30W. Saha not out 10R. Jadeja not out 16Extras (b-4 lb-9) 13Total (for 6 wickets, 91 overs) 248Fall of wickets: 1-21 M. Vijay,2-108 L. Rahul,3-157 C. Pujara,4-167 K. Nair,5-216 A. Rahane,6-221 R. AshwinTo bat: B. Kumar, K. Yadav, U. YadavBowling: J. Hazlewood 18 – 6 – 40 – 1,P. Cummins 21 – 5 – 59 – 1,N. Lyon 28 – 5 – 67 – 4,S. O’Keefe 24- 4 – 69 – 0.last_img read more

Boyle says Tipp must look past defeat in upcoming clash

first_imgThat’s the view of manager Brian Boyle, whose side travel to play Derry in Group 2 of the competition tomorrow.The Premier County were narrowly beaten by Galway last weekend.Brian believes the players can recover from that setback… Tipp FM will regular updates on the match, which gets underway at 2.30 on Saturday afternoon.last_img