People invited to take part in Moville Parish ‘Shine a Light’ initiative

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Previous article€100m Brexit Scheme for Agri-food Sector announcedNext articleDonegal ETB to share €5.8m Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ People invited to take part in Moville Parish ‘Shine a Light’ initiative By News Highland – December 29, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications An Inishowen Parish is inviting those around Donegal to Shine a Light this New Year’s Eve.As 2020 comes to an end, a wide range of sporting, faith and community groups across Moville Parish are coming together in a campaign to Shine a Light.People are being urged to light a candle or place a light in your window at 8pm on New Years Eve, to stand together as a community and remember those that have lost their lives through the year, and in hope and optimism for a better 2021.Donal Skelly is a local involved in the initiative, he believes one of the positives to take from 2020 is how the community rallied together to help and support each other:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SkellyShineaLightweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebooklast_img read more

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Man with Letterkenny address arrested as part of crime gang investigation

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 16, 2019 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Man with Letterkenny address arrested as part of crime gang investigation Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleStephen Rochford committed to Donegal ending Galway speculationNext articleIrish Water completes essential upgrades to water treatment plants in Donegal News Highland Facebook Pinterest A man arrested as part of a multi agency operation targeting a South East Asian crime gang operating in the North has been refused bail at Derry Magistrate’s Court.29 year old Chuyne Lee whose address was given on court papers as Letterkenny, County Donegal was arrested in a Chinese restaurant, Foyle Street, Derry.A UK Immigration official told the court that as part of a pre-planned operation the restaurant in Derry was searched and Lee was found working in the kitchen.Lee was unable to supply officers with documents and the official said he was classed as ‘undocumented’.The court heard that Lee had entered the Republic on a one month visa in January this year.He had subsequently been living in Letterkenny and working in Derry.The officer opposed bail on the grounds that there was a flight risk and also that if released he will work to support himself.Defence counsel Eoghan Devlin asked how long the case would take to prepare and was told about three weeks.He was told that CCTV was still to be examined and was expected to be done this week.The official also said that during the course of the operation 8 premises had been searched.District Judge Barney McElholm said that Lee was in the country illegally and had overstayed his welcome in the Republic and that the flight risk was too great.Lee was refused bail and remanded in custody until October 10th. Twitter Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Security breach probe: Pranab Mukherjee bypassed home ministry

first_imgReports that finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s office was bugged last year have sparked questions whether it was the result of corporate wars or battles within the cabinet. The answers to who planted the bugs may never be found but the murky affair has exposed the fault lines within the government.The P. Chidambaram-led home ministry, which is directly responsible for internal security, was kept completely out of the loop of the probe into how an adhesivetype material was found at 16 places in the finance ministry, including at three spots inside Mukherjee’s room, last year.A security breach was alleged in the offices of Mukherjee and his aides – adviser Omita Paul and private secretary Manoj Pant – besides two conference rooms used by the minister.Government sources on Tuesday conceded that after Mukherjee’s letter to Manmohan Singh last September pointing out the discovery and asking for a secret highlevel probe, the PM’s office did not involve the home ministry into the investigation. The PMO directly contacted the then director of the Intelligence Bureau ( IB), Rajiv Mathur, asking him to probe the matter instead of the home minister or the home secretary, to whom the IB usually reports. ” The home ministry was completely out of the loop till then? Later, anyway, we knew that the IB was probing the matter,” a top source said.The fact that Mukherjee chose to write to the PMO and not to Chidambaram was underlined to point out the fault lines in the government.That the Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) brought in private investigators to conduct an electronic sweep of the finance ministry’s VVIP chambers also showed the lack of faith in the government’s security and investigating agencies, sources pointed out.advertisementThis was something that the BJP was quick to pick on, as it alluded to a ” civil war” between Mukherjee and Chidambaram. ” Today, the UPA government is completely directionless, rudderless, without leadership and apprehensive. The situation has come to such a pass that the finance minister suspects his office is bugged. The country wants to know who is bugging his office,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.Sources said since the episode, counter- surveillance has been stepped up in the top government departments. The IB now does a regular screening swoop of the offices of the finance minister, home minister and the PMO every three days to detect bugs – a far increased frequency to the earlier practice of doing so every fortnight. BUT THE IB sought to play down the incident on Tuesday, as did Mukherjee himself.Sources said the IB found no evidence of any snooping or bugging in the finance ministry and, hence, for the home ministry, it essentially became a ” done and dusted” matter several months ago.The IB had taken all the adhesives found at 16 places in the finance ministry and subjected the same to forensic tests. ” The tests showed it was only chewing gum and nothing else. There was no groove or cavity in places where the chewing gum was spotted? in one of the places, the adhesive had a paint coating on it suggesting that it had been there for several months. But we still can’t say with absolute certainty if bugging devices had been planted earlier using this chewing gum,” the government source said.” The IB closed the matter last October as nothing concrete was found in the probe. To detect a security breach, you have to find a bug – the IB found no recording devices,” the official added. MUKHERJEE, too, said on Tuesday that investigating agencies had found nothing during their probe of the suspected security breach at his North Block office. ” The IB had investigated the matter and they found there is nothing,” he said.But experts said the presence of such material inside the ministry would have been virtually impossible without an insider’s job.Former IB joint director M. K. Dhar said some private parties with vested interests may have used remote- controlled radio bugs to snoop on the minister.He suspected that the parties would have been interested in obtaining details of fiscal and policy matters pertaining to a growing sector of the economy.”It would not have been possible without the collaboration of an insider,” Dhar said.A source also said the incident might have been a case of paranoia on part of certain finance ministry officials. The incident took place last September. This was around the same time when the Nira Radia tapes were leaked and there was concern over leakage of sensitive information.advertisementBut the episode, according to insiders and experts, has raised serious questions on the security of a key ministry such as finance which is run by such a veteran politician as Mukherjee.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Jamaicans Encouraged to Wear Colours of Festival Fashion Theme

first_img The country is celebrating 56 years of Independence under the theme, “Jamaica 56 – One Love, One Family’. Emancipation Day will be observed on August 1, while Independence Day will be celebrated on August 6. Story Highlights Jamaicans are being encouraged to wear the colours of this year’s Festival fashion theme, ‘Bandana Be Bold, with Black, Green and Gold’ to celebrate Emancipation and Independence. Jamaicans are being encouraged to wear the colours of this year’s Festival fashion theme, ‘Bandana Be Bold, with Black, Green and Gold’ to celebrate Emancipation and Independence.The country is celebrating 56 years of Independence under the theme, “Jamaica 56 – One Love, One Family’. Emancipation Day will be observed on August 1, while Independence Day will be celebrated on August 6.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ held at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, also called on business places and organisations to decorate their buildings using black, green, gold, bandana and company colours.“We encourage persons to get a combination of bandana along with our national colours. Use your creative designs to put them together, as you arrange your personal attire and, of course, the decoration of our spaces,” he said.Mr. Hill said the public can be involved in the celebrations by participating in a number of competitions, including the Window Dressing Competition, Social Media Competition, Best Decorated Business Competition, Best Diaspora celebrations, and Best Decorated Parish Councils and Towns for Independence.“Each year, we seek to have corporate Jamaica, the media houses, government agencies and municipalities participate in a process to change the look and feel for their respective spaces using the pattern that we have developed to give that festive look to the celebratory period,” he added.He said that buildings and window displays should be decorated by Tuesday, July 31. Decorations should remain in place from July 31 to Friday, August 17, 2018. Competitors are encouraged to decorate using props and decorative material to draw the attention of the public.Photographs, three depicting outside and three on the inside of the building, are to be submitted via email [email protected] to the JCDC by August 17, 2018.For further information, persons can visit the JCDC’s website at [email protected] or call its head office, 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston, at 926-5726-9 or any JCDC parish office islandwide. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ held at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, also called on business places and organisations to decorate their buildings using black, green, gold, bandana and company colours.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens soccer falls to Rutgers in Big Ten quarterfinals 20

OSU sophomore midfielder Nikki Walts (4) makes a corner kick during a game against Purdue on Oct. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Anbo Yao | Lantern PhotographerThe No. 7 seed Ohio State women’s soccer team fell to No. 2-seeded Rutgers on Friday afternoon in State College, Pennsylvania, in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.The Scarlet Knights defeated the Buckeyes 2-0 to end the Scarlet and Gray’s tournament run after they started it off with an upset win over Wisconsin in the quarterfinals. Rutgers got on the board early in the eighth minute when sophomore forward Colby Ciarrocca flicked home a finish from six yards out after a long throw-in by senior defender Brianna Reed.The Buckeyes had a golden chance to answer in the 12th minute, but Rutgers goalkeeper Casey Murphy made a leaping save. The Scarlet Knights scored again in the 39th minute to give them the 2-0 lead heading into halftime. Junior midfielder Jennifer Andresen took advantage of a giveaway just outside the box and finished from 18 yards out. OSU freshman goalkeeper Devon Kerr, who made the start but was pulled after the second goal, inadvertently passed it directly to Andresen, who had an open strike.Heading into halftime, the Scarlet Knights held the advantage in shots, 6-2, including 3-1 on the frame.Entering the second half, Rutgers pressed on, not content with its lead.In the final 20 minutes of play, the Buckeyes continued to push numbers forward but couldn’t find the back of the net.For the game, the Scarlet Knights held the 13-9 advantage in shots, including 5-3 on the frame.Now the Buckeyes have nothing to do but hope their 11-6-3 record is good enough to receive an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. OSU will learn whether its season will continue for at least one more game or not when the 64-team bracket is revealed at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. read more

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Brice Allen honored to be associate head coach of OSU mens track

On Friday, 22 days after being named head coach of Ohio State’s men’s track and field team, Ed Beathea announced his first official hire for his coaching staff. The coach he hired was Brice Allen, who has been selected as the team’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. As associate head coach, Allen will lead OSU’s distance runners and serve as the coach for the men’s cross country team. As recruiting coordinator, he will also be responsible for organizing the team’s recruiting efforts. “It’s a privilege to be a member of the athletic department, and most of all to work hand in hand with Coach Beathea,” Allen said. Prior to joining the Buckeyes, Allen’s most recent coaching experience came at the University of Louisville, where he spent seven years. He joined Louisville as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in 2004, and was promoted to head men’s and women’s cross country coach in 2008, a position he continued to hold through the 2010 season. Prior to his coaching career, Allen had his own experience as a collegiate distance runner, competing in cross country and track at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He later worked as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University prior to joining the Louisville staff. Beathea, whose coaching background is working with sprinters and hurdlers, said it was necessary to hire a coach with experience working with distance runners. “When I was looking for a coach, I think it was understood across the country that what I was looking for was a distance coach to fill the position,” Beathea said. Beathea said the position was not advertised as an associate head coaching position, but he felt Allen deserves that title. “It was advertised as an assistant coach position, but with Brice’s experience and responsibility at Louisville, I thought it appropriate to make him the associate head coach,” Beathea said. Beathea estimated there were between 60 to 90 candidates who applied for the assistant coaching position. Beathea added that he has not yet made any further decisions on who will make up the remainder of his coaching staff. In both of his previous coaching jobs, Allen worked simultaneously with both male and female athletes. He said he is looking forward to the opportunity to focus his attention on coaching only one gender. “I’m anxious to focus on one gender, and I think that’s going to be a completely different dynamic,” Allen said. “I was balancing 20-25 athletes at Louisville with the co-gendered program, and to focus just on the men’s program is certainly going to be a different dynamic.” Allen listed “intensity, a commitment to be competitive and a sense of urgency” as three fundamental traits he says he will bring to OSU. Allen said his expectations, both for the upcoming season and going forward, are in line with Beathea’s. “We want to be a conference contender, a regional power and a national representative year in and year out,” Allen said. Allen also discussed the team’s recruiting strategy for the upcoming season. “We’re going to focus on Ohio, and we’re going to recruit Ohio very hard,” Allen said. “Then we’re going to recruit the peripherary (sic) states and peripherary regions, so we’re going to work from the inside out.” Wanting to get off on the right foot with OSU fans, Allen was cautious about naming any other specific states that the staff would focus their recruiting efforts toward. “I understand that in Ohio, we want to talk about Ohio and Ohio only,” Allen said. “There’s a very good state very close to us, but we’re going to focus on Ohio first.” read more

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Urban Meyer Ohio State football get their men on National Signing Day

OSU assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers did not know what school Vonn Bell, a five-star safety from Rossville, Ga., would sign to play for on Wednesday. Withers did, however, make a request to Bell’s head coach from Ridgeland High School, Mark Mariakis, on Tuesday night.“I said, ‘Coach, if it’s going to be a good phone call, make sure (OSU) coach (Urban) Meyer gets it. If it’s going to be a bad phone call, just call me,’” Withers said he told Mariakis.Meyer said he received a call from Bell, whose recruitment Meyer called a “street fight” with Tennessee and Alabama, two minutes before Bell announced his decision to become a Buckeye in a televised press conference.Bell was one of 19 recruits who faxed their letter of intent to OSU on Wednesday – National Signing Day – joining five already enrolled members of a 2013 recruiting class that ranks among the nation’s best.“It was a great day,” Meyer said. “I thought it was going to be a very good day, but I’d put it in the great category.”Most of the players who signed Wednesday had already made verbal commitments to OSU, but Meyer said he came into the week with three targets not yet committed to the Buckeyes: Bell, James Clark and Dontre Wilson.Wilson, a running back/wide receiver from DeSoto, Texas, who had previously committed to Oregon, announced his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday. Clark, a wide receiver from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., committed to OSU on Wednesday. Wilson and Clark are both rated as four-star recruits by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.The final recruit to fax his letter of intent Wednesday was Ezekiel Elliott, a running back from St. Louis, Mo., who became the 24th official member of the recruiting class when he reaffirmed his commitment during a 5 p.m. press conference Wednesday.Elliott is also considered a four-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.Bell, Wilson, Clark and Elliott are among the 13 signed recruits in the Buckeyes’ 2013 recruiting class from outside the state of Ohio. Ten of those recruits were players who signed their letters of intent Wednesday, also including tight end Marcus Baugh (Riverside, Calif.), defensive lineman Joey Bosa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), offensive lineman Tim Gardner (Indianapolis), defensive lineman Michael Hill (Pendleton, S.C.), linebacker Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas).Three of the Buckeyes’ five early-enrollees – cornerback Eli Apple (Voorhees, N.J.), quarterback J.T. Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas) and defensive end Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C.) – are also from outside Ohio.The Buckeyes also have 11 signed recruits from within the state of Ohio, including nine who signed Wednesday: athlete Gareon Conley (Massillon), athlete Darron Lee (New Albany), offensive lineman Evan Lisle (Centerville), wide receiver Jalin Marshall (Middletown), defensive lineman Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights), defensive lineman Billy Price (Austintown), wide receiver Corey Smith (Akron), defensive back Jayme Thompson (Toledo) and safety Christopher Worley (Cleveland). Cornerback Cam Burrows (Trotwood) and defensive end Tracy Sprinkle (Elyria) enrolled earlier this semester.OSU took advantage of a national footprint in this year’s recruiting, with seven recruits from states along the eastern seaboard, three from Texas and one each from Indiana, Missouri and California. Meyer, however, said the coaching staff’s focus is still on the state of Ohio.“We recruit Ohio,” Meyer said. “I would rather get, probably, another three or four from the in-state from now on.”Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said being associated with Meyer and OSU is a recruiting advantage throughout the nation.“It’s not challenging when you go 12-0 and Urban Meyer’s your head coach and you’re wearing the Block ‘O’ on your shirt,” Herman said. “Those three things certainly help you (in recruiting).”With their 24 commits, which is one scholarship below the limit of 25 for the recruiting class, the Buckeyes’ recruiting class is ranked No. 1 nationally by Scout and No. 2 nationally by Rivals as of Wednesday night. The Buckeyes have two five-star recruits, 16 four-star recruits and six three-star recruits, as rated by Rivals.Meyer said the Buckeyes were “just trying to find the best players possible,” but added that there was an emphasis on finding players with speed.“This year was a concerted effort to go find fast guys,” Meyer said.Meyer said the coaching staff emphasizes finding players who are ready to contribute immediately as freshmen.“Really, we don’t redshirt here at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “We want to go recruit guys that are ready to go jump in the fire and want to go play as soon as they can.”With that said, Herman emphasized that the coaching staff should focus first on developing returning players before counting on immediate contributions from their recruits.“To say that we’re going to rely on all these guys, as excited as we are, would certainly be putting our eggs in the wrong basket,” Herman said. read more

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Dontre Wilson transitioning to starting Hback during Ohio State football spring practice

Sophomore running back Dontre Wilson (2) catches the ball during spring practice March 20 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternSpeed isn’t something that can be taught. Usain Bolt trains harder than most people, but if it weren’t for his natural talents, you likely wouldn’t know him as the fastest man in the world.For the Ohio State football team — and coach Urban Meyer’s offensive system — to work effectively, someone with this natural ability was needed.Enter sophomore running back Dontre Wilson.Although Wilson saw time during his freshman year as a change-of-pace running back, who would beat defenders around the corner on kickoffs and quick dump-off passes, it wasn’t in the position Meyer first envisioned for Wilson when he recruited him.Now with a season under his belt in Meyer’s system, Wilson is primed to step in as the Buckeyes’ H-back, the flex spot the offense needs for that extra element.“He’s a starting H,” Meyer said Tuesday. “He took (wide receiver Corey) ‘Philly’ Brown’s spot, so he’s a full-time receiver. We did take him today and put him in some backfield action. We use that term, (Seattle Seahawks wide receiver) Percy Harvin, very loosely, because there’s only probably one of him. But we’d like (it if) that hybrid position is really a key guy if we can do that … by far, Dontre’s the No. 1 spot.“He’s the starting H at Ohio State.”The H-back is a hybrid position that is capable of running out of the slot as a wide receiver while offering a threat rushing the ball around corners. The position made famous by Harvin, who played under Meyer at Florida.Last season Wilson finished fifth on the team in receiving yards and sixth on the team in rushing yards, as a part of the running back corps.But offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Wilson has moved to more of a wide receiver role from last season, and has continued learning the offense in the process.“He couldn’t play receiver last year, he didn’t know what the hell he was doing. Didn’t know how to do it,” Herman said Tuesday. “He was 175 pounds or whatever the heck he was. So him and his ability limited us, and ability doesn’t just include running fast and making guys miss. There’s a lot that goes into ability and usability in the offense. (He) has had a great offseason and really took to the position and is still learning.”But despite the growth of the young player, Herman said there are still mistakes that need to be ironed out as Wilson continues his transition to H-back.“He still makes mistakes that you wish he wouldn’t at this stage in his career. But at the end of the day, he’s played tailback his entire life and to move him into this hybrid role, he hadn’t been doing it very long,” Herman said. “He wasn’t an early enrollee last year. He didn’t get here until August or June … so he’s progressing, and he’s gotten stronger and bigger and learned technique. So the ability, his usability, continues to rise with every step he takes in terms of learning how to play the position.”Even from the start of his career at OSU, Wilson was not scared of the spotlight, spending all season as one of the starting kick returners alongside former running back Jordan Hall.Running backs coach Stan Drayton said that sort of confidence is what will help Wilson thrive as a football player.“He knows what he’s doing, he’s starting to really take ownership of that position, he’s asking the right questions,” Drayton said March 20. “The one thing about Dontre, Dontre walked through the door with a mentality, he ain’t scared of anything now. He is not a shy person at all, he will ask a dumb question and not feel bad about it and we encourage that … So as long as he keeps that mindset, he’s going to continue to grow as a football player and because of that, he has.”Meyer said having Wilson, along with other speedy players like redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall, to pass the ball quickly to will be vital for an inexperienced offensive line that is losing four starters.“That’s where the Dontres and Jalin Marshalls (take) little bubble screens,” Meyer said. “We’re going to have to take the pressure … We’re going to have to lean on some perimeter ways of getting first downs and all that where, last year, when you rushed for 300 yards in a game, it’s because (of) that offensive line. We have other weapons. It will be a difficult little taste to it than what we had last year.”Wilson and the Buckeyes are set to take the field Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

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Atletico Madrid interested in Fabinho other players could leave – Vasilyev

first_imgAS Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Fabinho and he fears that more players could follow in his footsteps in the summerThe defensive midfielder has been strongly linked with moves to both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain over the past year after having a breakthrough campaign last season.Fabinho has previously admitted that Monaco’s plans to rebuild the squad once more has left him to consider his future and Vasilyev has confirmed they will sell the 24-year-old, but only at the right price.“Yes,” he told SFR Sport.“We owe this kid because he’s been here four years and it’s been promised to him.“But we have to wait for the right offer because we’ll never let a player leave if the offer isn’t satisfactory for Monaco… Atletico is not the only club who have shown an interest.”The 52-year-old fears that there will be more departures at the Stade Louis II in the summer transfer window and admitted that full-back Djibril Sidibe is another who could leave.Neymar, BrazilTop 5 Ligue 1 players to watch throughout next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Ligue 1 next…“There is interest in him,” Vasilyev said.“I’ve heard [the Manchester United rumour] talked about. But we don’t have anything concrete on the table.“There are really a good few clubs circling around him. I think in his case, too, we have to wait for the World Cup. I don’t think it’s the time to talk about a transfer before the World Cup.”Another player who is expected to leave is Thomas Lemar, who was close to a summer deadline move to Arsenal last season as a last minute replacement for Alexis Sanchez.“First and foremost, he’s a top player,” said Vasilyev.“I’m convinced that he’ll have a good World Cup. And then we’ll discuss the price.”last_img read more

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