Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in contact with Lyon over Moussa Dembele

first_imgDembele would have a host of Premier League clubs to choose from (Picture: Getty)Lyon do expect to receive bids for Dembele in the coming weeks, but are keen to hold onto the Frenchman as they expect to lose several key players.AdvertisementAdvertisementChelsea have had a long-standing interest in Dembele having tracked the goalscorer since his days at Fulham, but their move for him depends on whether they can overturn their rapidly approaching transfer ban.United too have been repeatedly linked with Dembele, with some French reports claiming the Red Devils lodged a £35m bid for the forward last month. Advertisement Comment Dembele could be sold this summer (Picture: Getty)Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been in contact with Lyon about signing Moussa Dembele, reports say.Dembele joined Lyon last year from Celtic in a £19.7m move and bagged 21 goals in his first season with the Ligue 1 side.The 22-year-old’s form has again caught the attention of a host of Premier League sides and he is on the radar of four teams, according to Duncan Castles, speaking on the Transfer Window podcast.Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have asked Lyon to alert them if they decide to cash in on Dembele and if any offers come in for the striker this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryThursday 6 Jun 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kSharescenter_img Emery is the driving force behind Arsenal’s move for Dembele (Picture: Getty)Liverpool’s interest stems from their need for a new striker after it was confirmed Daniel Sturridge will leave the club at the end of his current deal.United see Dembele as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian continues to be courted by Italian club, Inter.Arsenal’s interest is said to be driven by Unai Emery, who is a big fan of Dembele and would like the youngster at the Emirates should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave the club this summer.Dembele’s former club will take a cut of any sale, having successfully included a sell-on clause in the deal that saw Dembele join Lyon last year.MORE: Liverpool fans in hysterics as Virgil van Dijk gains instant revenge over Raheem SterlingMORE: Liverpool & Spurs enter transfer race to sign Man Utd target Bruno FernandesMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in contact with Lyon over Moussa Dembele Advertisementlast_img read more

Thanksgiving

first_imgHere we are on another Thanksgiving Day.  I hope all is well with you and your family as you prepare for whatever traditions you enjoy on this day.  I will go out for a good meal and then settle down and watch a few football games.  I don’t think it would be a traditional Thanksgiving if you could not watch Detroit or Green Bay on TV.  I didn’t check the schedule so I am not sure if either team plays today.If you are a sport fan like me, you will watch any pro game that is on or any college games that may be played.  There are a couple of traditions that I enjoy when Thanksgiving comes around.  This is the week that the state football finals will take place.  A new tradition for me is the Batesville High School Alumni basketball game this Friday afternoon.This weekend also marks the annual battle between Jac-Cen-Del and Batesville basketball teams.  The girls will get together at Batesville this year, and the boys will play in Indianapolis as part of an opening 5-game basketball marathon.  Many other schools will also play games this weekend, so if you are tired of turkey, go out and support your local teams.last_img read more

Residents sound off over bridge traffic safety, noisy construction

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Cesar Bejarano worries about an increase in head-on collisions unless the nearly-finished temporary Beverly Boulevard bridge comes complete with a center divider. These and other concerns were voiced by residents of the Villa Nova Mobile Home Park in Pico Rivera to city officials regarding the scheduled re-opening of the fire-destroyed bridge. The mobile home park is adjacent to the eastern abutment of the bridge, which burned down Nov. 1 after a transient allegedly started a fire to stay warm. With a scheduled re-opening date of Feb. 10, city officials wanted to advise the local residents and businesses of traffic control and safety issues regarding the entrance to the park, according to Pico Rivera City Manager Chuck Fuentes. They did so on Wednesday night. Pico Rivera owns 72 percent of the bridge, while Montebello owns the remaining 28 percent. Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Works is the lead agency in the rebuilding efforts. The temporary bridge is being installed along the north side of the burned-out span and will provide a single lane of traffic in each direction while construction of a permanent bridge is completed, said Michael Moore, Pico Rivera’s director of public works. But Bejarano, 65, worries that the bridge is too narrow for opposing traffic to travel so closely without a physical barrier. “Without a center barrier, I’m afraid we’ll have some awful head-on accidents,” said Bejarano, 65. “I drive a bus and every day I see impatient people fighting each other to get around me, especially during rush hour. There’s a lax time in the evenings when I see some high speeds. If someone wanted to get around another car on the bridge – well, that’s an accident waiting to happen.” Moore said only a yellow line will divide the two lanes but circumstances will keep traffic at a safe speed. “We think there will be a natural barrier with the construction zone and traffic narrowed to two lanes,” Moore said. “Of course, we’ll have the Sheriff’s Department involved & they’ll be out there for the first days and I’m sure they’ll be writing a lot of tickets.” Some residents complained about the noise of the ongoing construction with workers often working late hours in order to install the temporary bridge by their Feb. 10 target date. A giant crane lifted the first of three Lego-like bridge sections onto metal piers Wednesday as workers assembled the temporary structure. “Hey, if it’s noisy, that means they’re working!” shouted one woman, to a round of applause. Fuentes said that as long as there was a declaration of emergency in place, the construction workers would be working extended hours some days, depending on circumstances. “When we declared an emergency with the feds, we were able to have double shifts reimbursed, which would normally be a lot more expensive,” Fuentes said. “Once the temporary bridge is in, the emergency will be over because traffic will be restored with the two lanes opened. Then, the second half of the bridge will be single shift.” Resident Rosa Lares said she looks forward to saving money on gas once the bridge is reopened. “I’ll be glad when it’s open again because it’s so expensive to go around and around to get to Montebello,” Lares said. “I’m very happy the city people took the consideration to come here and talk to us.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Why Man United are in danger of missing out on new transfer guru

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT IN DEMAND Monchi has carved a good reputation for himself in the transfer market and left Sevilla for Roma in 2017 1 smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Manchester United are in danger of missing out on Roma’s transfer guru Monchi because his family wants to return to Spain.The 49-year-old has been working as the club’s director of football since 2017.Prior to that, the Spaniard had forged his reputation at Sevilla in a similar role. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED REVEALED RANKED deals Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker boost Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade At the Liga side, Monchi was instrumental in signing Dani Alves and Ivan Rakitic, while he also developed the club’s youth stars such as Jose Antonio Reyes and Sergio Ramos.His work led to Roma hiring him and now Barcelona and Manchester United are tracking him, too.Both clubs want help negotiating the transfer market and Monchi is the man they want to hire.But, according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Barcelona have the upper hand as Monchi’s family want to return to Spain.That has left Manchester United playing catch up in the race to hire him and it would reportedly take a huge offer to change that. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Most popular Man United news possible standings Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img read more