Arsenal and Arteta fall behind Man Utd in race to sign Koulibaly alternative

first_img Coral BarryWednesday 22 Apr 2020 11:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Koulibaly might cost over £90m (Picture: Getty)RB Leipzig expect to receive at least £35m for Upamecano, although the Frenchman does have a £53m release clause in his contract.However, Upamecano’s deal expires in 2021, which might force RB Leipzig to accept a lower bid.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign a partner for Harry Maguire and Koulibaly was his first choice before Napoli refused to budge on their asking price.More: 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 CityUnited’s transfer plans, however, are likely to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Premier League chiefs remain hopeful postponed games can be played during the summer, but the upcoming transfer window is expected to be moved as a result.MORE: Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka names Barcelona legend Dani Alves as his ‘all-time favourite defender’MORE: Manchester United ready to sell Diogo Dalot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s brilliant debut campaignFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Manchester United move ahead of Arsenal in transfer race for Dayot Upamecano Upamecano is wanted by several Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have lost ground to Manchester United in their bid to sign Dayot Upamecano, according to reports.The London club are desperate to sign another defender after Mikel Arteta made it clear he wanted an elite centre-back in his ranks.Upamecano’s performances for RB Leipzig have made him one of the most coveted defenders in the world with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester City all credited with an interest him in.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTFrance Football claim Arsenal were leading the race to land the 21-year-old, who is a major target for Arteta, but have recently fallen down the pecking order.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe coronavirus pandemic has plunged Arsenal’s transfer plans into doubt after the club asked first-team stars and Arteta to take wage cuts to preserve the future of the club.Arsenal’s lack of spending power has hurt their chances of signing Upamecano, while United have emerged as real contenders.Upamecano is a far cheaper option than Kalidou Koulibaly, with Napoli demanding over £90million for their star defender.last_img read more

Spring starts with several homes sold under auction conditions

first_imgSOLD: 30 Lever St, Albion sold for $950,000 at auction on September 1, 2018.“Bidding kicked off at $800,000, and it (quickly) moved up to about $890,000,” Mr Lea said.“Then from $890,000 to $950,000 it was painfully slow, in one thousands and $500 (bids).“All three bidders got quite involved and the one at the very end, basically launched in last minute.“It had already been declared on the market at $925,000 and they jumped in.“They made one bid in the $800,000s, and they jumped straight on the end and were very successful.” Buyers though the refurbished Albion home had a great location.Mr Lea said throughout the campaign buyers had been attracted to the street and location.“On the street there are a lot of beautifully renovated homes, so it’s really encouraging when you’ve got a slew of other renovated homes on the street that you’re not buying into a terrible area,” he said.“I think the block was quite moderate in size at 422sq m, so it was a lot of house on a smaller block and also, it’s quite inner city, it’s very central to pretty much everything and is in the Ascot State School catchment.” GOING GONE: This Hollond Park home sold for more than 800 per cent the owners purchased it for 31 years ago.HOW does an 814 per cent return on your investment sound? Well that’s roughly the percentage increase the sellers of 32 Percival Tce, Holland Park gained in the 31 years they owned the home. >>AUCTIONS SET TO START SPRING WITH A BANG >>CONTAINER HOME ATTRACTS PRE-AUCTION INTEREST >>MILLIONS CHANGE HANDS IN PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS The vendors purchased the property for just $145,000 in 1987, and sold it under the hammer yesterday for $1,326,000 to a local family. The view from the Percival Tce, Home.Ray White Sherwood/Graceville sales executive Lachlan Humble said more than 70 people had inspected the home in the lead up and about 50 of them turned up to the auction.Mr Humble said a whopping 11 bidders registered to buy the home, and bidding started at $900,000. “We probably had between 20 and 30 bids to get $1,326,000,” he said.Mr Humble said the vendors were happy with the results, but had mixed emotions about leaving after 30 years. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< A refurbished Albion home also sold at auction yesterday — catching a $950,000 price tag.McGrath Estate Agents Wilston sales agent Craig Lea said about 40 people gathered on the back lawn and deck to see three registered bidders vie for 30 Lever St.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago No. 24 Canowie Rd, Jindalee sold under the hammer on the first day of spring for $665,000.@realty Centenary Suburbs sales associate Adam Wishart sold 24 Canowie Rd, Jindalee under the hammer for $665,000.Mr Wishart said bidding started at $545,000 and two of the four registered bidders put their hand up at auction in front of about 20 onlookers.last_img read more

In final Big East tournament run, Boeheim reflects on decades in conference tournament, looks ahead to ACC

first_imgNEW YORK – The memories flooded Jim Boeheim’s mind. For more than three decades, he’s been leading his teams into Big East battles at Madison Square Garden. As he prepared to do so for the final time on Wednesday, Boeheim couldn’t escape the feeling that this was it for his time in the Big East.“I was thinking in the locker room before about the game, some of the games, and some of the highlights we’re playing,” Boeheim said after the Orange’s 75-63 win over Seton Hall. “Things have kind of been two years coming, but now that it’s here, your whole life has been spent in this league, and the last 31 years coming to this building, that’s a lot.”All season, Boeheim’s been asked about his thoughts of playing his final season in the Big East before Syracuse officially moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference in July. On the road, he’s been asked his feelings on coaching in Big East cities for the last time. More often than not, he says he doesn’t think about it.That was different on Wednesday.During his postgame press conference, Boehem reminisced about the Big East tournament and Madison Square Garden. He spoke about how the Big East grew out of former commissioner Dave Gavitt’s vision for a basketball-only conference. It eventually became the most competitive basketball league in the nation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a lot of people in the Hall of Fame that would never be in the Hall of Fame, never, not a chance, if it wasn’t for him,” Boeheim said. “Nobody should ask how the Big East was broken up. People should ask how did it stay together with the differences, the schools.”Boeheim has 48 wins in the Big East tournament, the most of any coach. Syracuse has won the conference tournament championship five times. There have been incredible shots – like any of Gerry McNamara’s in 2006 – and incredible games – like the six-overtime thriller against Connecticut in 2009 – that have molded Boeheim’s view of the event.Brandon Triche, who’s graduating in May and won’t be with Syracuse in the ACC, echoed some of Boeheim’s thoughts. Triche said the Big East and the Big East tournament are reasons he wanted to play for the Orange.“Just being able to play in the Big East meant a great deal for me coming to Syracuse, just to be able to play tough basketball,” Triche said. “All these memories, it’s a lot. Especially being here four years, being able to come down here with my team, it means a lot, especially the last one.”While Boeheim expressed sadness about leaving the Big East, he said the league has changed so much that it’s not the same Big East he entered three decades ago.He also said it’s easier heading to the ACC with so many other schools from the Big East, including Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville. Former Big East foes Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech are already there.So while this week brings some sadness, there’s still more to look forward to. Next season, Boeheim will have the new challenge of playing in the ACC.“So it’s a tremendous challenge, and I think that’s good for me,” Boeheim said. “Tired of the same thing every year. It will be great. It will be a different thing, but I think a tremendous opportunity for us and our players.” Comments Published on March 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Related Stories MARCHING BACK: Syracuse returns to form, gets offense humming in 75-63 Big East tournament win over Seton HallBack at full strength, Syracuse looks for revenge against Pittsburgh in Big East quarterfinalsCarter-Williams ties Big East tournament assist record, paces Syracuse in win over Seton HallGallery: Syracuse defeats Seton Hall 75-63 in Big East tournamentcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

School district working with City on enhanced gymnasium project

first_imgWhile the City looks into adding a new school to the district, Sloan said that the Northwest area of Fort St. John is a good candidate.Explosive growth over the past few years has added more residents to the area than ever before, and as CM Finch remained the only elementary school, the School District has tried to make accommodations for more students – including adding a portable to the property. City Council debut their first draft of the Capital & Operating Budget for 2016 under the Peace River Agreement during a committee of the whole meeting on Monday.In that draft, council noted that ‘enhanced SD60 gymnasium’ is a project that not only fits in the budget, but is a high-priority one.The project is part of a plan to create an bigger gymnasium in a new school. Right now, School District 60 is waiting on the Ministry of Education and the Treasury Board to approve the building of a new school.- Advertisement -“If and when, and I’m thinking it’s when, the province approves further school projects within the community, we’ll be looking to maximize the recreational use potential of any gymnasiums associated with those buildings by partnering with the city to an enhanced facility,” Superintendent of School District 60 Dave Sloan said. “That’s pretty much where things are as at this point.”Many of the gymnasiums in the community are already used outside of school hours for community events and recreation – and he said the problem of fewer resources in a fast-growing town is something a bigger gymnasium in a new school could help settle.Sloan said working with the City could give the School District the possibility to get a sizable facility. “It only makes sense for the City and the School Board to work together,” he added.Advertisementlast_img read more