Inter have reportedly agreed personal terms with Sanchez 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS stalemate The Serie A outfit are far from finished in the market, even after shelling out £72million on Romelu Lukaku, and the Daily Mail report that they would be willing to offer around £20m for Sanchez.The report also claimed Inter will offer the 30-year-old around £5m-per-year, a significant drop in his currently wage which current stands at £9m-a-year.Now, Sky Sports Italy claim Sanchez has agreed personal terms with Inter and his agent is now set to start negotiating with Man United over a transfer fee. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman However, ahead of Unted’s match against Wolves on Monday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poured cold water on the rumours and backed the Chilean to come good.He said: “Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day, really hard, and he wants to be part of this.“It’s these stories again that he’s been put in the reserves and all this – of course he hasn’t.“He’s part of our squad and he’s a very, very good player. He’s had three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest but he’s very close to being part of it.”Also when asked if Sanchez will be an option as striker this season, Solskjaer said: “We don’t have the biggest forward line in numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect.“We expect him to come good at this club. He’s quality.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ on target New job Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship FAREWELL Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested OFF What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Inter Milan have agreed personal terms with Manchester United’s unsettled winger Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.San Siro chief Antonio Conte wants to bring Sanchez back to Italy this summer, but the forward’s enormous wages may well be a stumbling block in the deal. latest LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta deals
Advertisement“Down, but not out”. Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians won’t shy away from coming all guns blazing in their forthcoming encounter against the defending champions Chennai Superkings.Two of the most successful franchises of the Indian Premier League are set to lock horns against each other at the Wankhade stadium in Mumbai, and we all are aware of how passionate fans of both the franchises have.It has not been one of the rosiest of starts for the three time champions Mumbai Indians this time in the IPL. Despite winning a thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Mumbai side is back to square one after losing the subsequent match against the Kings XI Punjab. Facing off against Chennai at this stage is not the ideal situation the Mumbai would have wanted at this stage with the side led my MS Dhoni yet to lose a single match, making them the only team to do so thus far in this edition of the Vivo IPL.The home side will look to tick all the boxes in terms of their team combination which still does not seem to look settled yet. Despite looking in a good nick, Rohit Sharma and co haven’t capitalised on the starts that they have got while batting. There still seems to be a question mark looming over Kieron Pollard’s place in the team. With the West Indian not being used as a bowler, it will be interesting to see if Mumbai can squeeze the young and dynamic Ishan Kishan in the playing XI in place of Pollard and get in and Indian bowler in place of either Malinga or Mitch to balance the four foreign players.With Bumrah and Malinga along with Mitchell McClenaghan and Pandya brothers, Mumbai seems to have a balanced bowling attack. Moreover, all of us have been a witness of Mumbai’s tendency to bounce back from similar situations.With Dhoni coming back into form, the Superkings look invincible and at times almost unbeatable,also with the shrewd captaincy from Dhoni and the abundance of experience in T20s that players such as Bravo, Raina, Jadeja,Tahir, Raydu and Watson have combined with the talent of youngsters such as Deepak Chahar make them one of the most formidable units of the Vivo IPL 2019. With all said and done, it will be naive to rule out an absolute edge of the seat entertainer between two of the most followed sides of IPL.Predicted Playing XI:(Mumbai): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(Wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga(Chennai): MS Dhoni(c&wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Raydu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir Advertisement
As the world waits for the biggest footballing extravaganza to begin in Russia on June 14, some of biggest names of world football are actually not a part of the FIFA World Cup this time.With the world’s eyes fixed on the happenings in Russia for the next month, the Cristiano Ronaldos, Lionel Messis and Neymars will look to shine bright but there will be world-class players, who will only get to watch the action from afar.Three major teams have missed the chance of making it to the World Cup finals this time — Italy, Netherlands and Chile — and with that a host of big names will be absent from the tournament.We take a look at five players whom the audience might miss come the World Cup.2018 FIFA World Cup: FULL COVERAGEGIANLUIGI BUFFON Gianluigi Buffon cried bitterly when Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (Photo: Reuters)Perhaps the biggest name of all to miss out on the ticket to Russia. Buffon, 40, was looking for a final hurray at the 2018 World Cup but his farewell came far earlier than he expected and wanted.Italy, who were placed in the same group as Spain during the World Cup qualifiers, finished second with 23 points compared to Spain’s 28. Thereafter, the Azurri lost 1-0 in the play-offs to Sweden and failed to make it to the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.Buffon, teary-eyed and with a heavy lump in his throat, bid farewell to the Italian national team. The Italian keeper has one World Cup to his name that he won in 2006 against France in penalties.advertisementAlso read – Jogo Bonito: Recapping FIFA World Cup 2014 in BrazilAlso read – 2018 FIFA World Cup: Meet the ‘Group of Death’ALEXIS SANCHEZ Alexis Sanchez scored only seven goals in 18 matches during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. (Photo: Reuters)Sanchez began playing for Chile in 2006 and since then, this is the first World Cup La Roja are missing. Sanchez is a crafty forward, who has the knack for both scoring and assisting. His movement is what delights people and that will surely be missed in Russia.Sanchez has scored a total of 39 goals for Chile but scored only seven goals in 18 matches during the qualifiers and failed to take Chile over the line.Chile had a heartbreak on the final day of the qualifiers as their chance of a play-off against New Zealand was also kicked out by Peru.Sanchez who shifted to Manchester United from Arsenal in January, will now have to wait for another World Cup to make an impact.Also read – FIFA World Cup: Referees to get VAR help for red cardsARJEN ROBBEN Arjen Robben would have played his final World Cup had Netherlands qualified for Russia. (Photo: Reuters)Robben is one of the biggest names to miss out on the World Cup and he is another player, who is missing the extravaganze as his team failed to qualify.After the European Cup disaster, Netherlands once again fell short and failed to make it to Russia. Grouped alongside tough opponents in France and Sweden, Netherlands could not hold their own and finished third with 19 points from 10 games.Robben, who has played three World Cup for Netherlands since joining the senior team in 2003, is known for his pace and creatively on the flank. Even the youngsters have a problem keeping up with the 34-year-old.34 years of age, the World Cup in Russia would have been Robben’s last but he was robbed off the chance of shining for the last time at the biggest stage in football.Also read – Fans not impressd with Will Smith’s FIFA World Cup songGARETH BALE Gareth Bale’s below average form during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers was a big reason why Wales could not qualify. (Photo: Reuters)Gareth Bale, who recently scored a sensational goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League final to lead them to a historic third straight Champions League final, will not be in Russia.Bale’s Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after they finished third in their group of the UEFA World Cup qualfiers. Wales, right after their historic semi-finals appearance in Euro 2016, finished below Serbia and Republic of Ireland in the group.Apart from solid performance from the first two nations, it was an out of form Bale that impacted Wales chances. Bale scored only four goals in 10 matches for his country and was unable to provide enough support to Ramsey to get through.advertisementGIORGIO CHIELLINI Giorgio Chiellini one of the biggest names in Italian football at the moment. (Photo: Reuters)Giorgio Chiellini’s 2014 World Cup is best remembered for the bite he got from Uruguay’s Luis Suarez on his shoulder. A veteran Italian defenders, Chiellini is an essential part of the solid Italian defence.With Italy not qualifying for the World Cup, Chiellini is going to miss the trip to Russia after having travelled to 2010 and 2014 World Cup with Italy.Even though Chiellini began playing for Italy in 2004, he was not part of the World Cup-winning side of 2006 and is yet to lay his hands on that elusive trophy.Chiellini is one of the pillars of modern Italian football and his presence is surely going to be missed in Russia.
New Delhi: Beware! Robbers are now using electric shocks on their targets for objecting robbery bid, the following revelation was made after three persons were arrested from central Delhi area.Police said that the accused used an electric torch when victim objected robbery bid. Police identified the accused as Prince Vinod (35), Pradeep Mantosh (22) and Kanak Ratnam (39). The robbers had recently committed the crime with an accountant. Rs 15.30 lakh cash, jewellery, 20 wristwatches, one country-made pistol, one Innova car and one motorcycle have been recovered from the accused. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice said that one Shri Ram Mohan working as an Accountant in a private firm at Chandni Chowk reported that on July 12, he had gone to Karol Bagh to collect the cash of his company and after collection of cash Rs 21.69 lakh, he kept the money in a bag, then he fetched an auto to return to Chandni Chowk. When he reached Guru Nanak Chowk in Kamla Market, suddenly one person wearing helmet, came there on foot and immobilize him by giving electric current with an object and robbed his bag carrying cash and escaped with his accomplice on a black colour motorcycle. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsDeputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that one of accused was nabbed from the area of Inder Puri. Further, at his instance, another two accused were also apprehended from Madangir, Delhi. “They were the members of ‘THAK THAK GANG’ but after Delhi police ravaged their gang, they started robbing the peoples with different modus operandi,” said DCP Central. He further said that they started using the electric torch to give an electric shock and when the victim got immobilized, they robbed him of his cash and other belongings. Accused Prince Vinod used to track the target who carry a bag holding tightly and taking extra care of the bag. Then, he contacted his accomplices riding on the motorcycle and further, followed the target. Whenever the target stuck in the traffic, they suddenly gave a shock to the target, rob the bag and escaped. They further disclosed that they are not only operating their gang in Delhi only but also committing crime in many other cities like Mumbai, Indore, Surat, Ahemdabad and Jaipur.