Chelsea demand huge £45m for misfit Batshuayi

first_img Loading… Chelsea are asking a staggering £45million for Michy Batshuayi to slow the race for the Belgian striker. Roma are also said to be in the race to sign the Belgian ‘kisses goodbye to fans after agreeing terms with Man Utd’ Batshuayi has struggled at Chelsea since arriving from Marseille for £33million in April 2016. Read Also:Chelsea boss Lampard makes first winter transfer signing Loan spells with Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Palace were more productive. But he has yet to start under Blues’ boss Frank Lampard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Stamford Bridge chiefs are quoting the massive figure to interested clubs, with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa reeling at the news. Chelsea claim they will not send Batshuayi, 26, out on loan again after his recent stint at Palace — but the impasse may cause a long-term problem. Villa will not offer that much and neither will the Eagles, although Chelsea think the tag is justified because target Wilfried Zaha is valued by Palace in the £100m range. However, Batshuayi is going to be out of contract in 18 months when he can go for nothing.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It Is5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Tough choices had to be made, says Reggae Girlz coach Donaldson

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Reggae Girlz assistant coach, Lorne Donaldson, said selecting the final squad for next month’s FIFA World Cup in France had been a difficult process, especially knowing there would be disappointment for players who helped the side qualify.Sixteen players who were part of the history-making 20-member squad at last year’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship were retained in the 23-member side for the June 7 to July 7 showpiece.It meant that four players – Christina Chung, Giselle Washington, Shanise Foster, and Jadyn Matthews – all missed out on the trip.“We looked at the persons and the contribution they have made, and what they can do in the future. There will be mistakes that people will not agree with, but it was a very difficult decision,” Donaldson was quoted in a radio interview here.“As coaches, how do you tell your daughters that they can’t make it? We have been through war with some of these players, and at the end, when a big thing like a World Cup presents itself and they are not chosen it’s very difficult. “But that’s why coaches coach. There are tough decisions we have to make, and it’s nothing personal against the players, but somebody will be left out and even the player selected feels sad for those players left out. But we talked with them and hopefully there are no hard feelings.”Chanel Hudson-Mark, Yazmeen Jameison, Kyla McCoy, Chenya Matthews, Tiffany Cameron and Olufolsade Adamolekun were the new faces named in a 22-member squad announced earlier this week.And Norway-based attacker Havana Solaun was recently added to the squad after receiving international clearance from football’s world governing body, FIFA.Donaldson said she expected Solaun to play a vital role in the squad supporting United States-based forward, Khadija Shaw.“There are players and there are special players for positions we need, and she fills one of those roles. In the number 10 role, we need somebody to play behind ‘Bunny’ Shaw that can do that very well,” Donaldson explained.“She’s a quarter-back or a point-guard. She’s a top player we need in the middle to pull the strings and set the tone, and she brings that.”At the World Cup, Jamaica will do battle in a tough Group C where they line up against Australia, Italy and Brazil.last_img read more

NFPL: Victory in Six-goal Thriller Excites Coach Udi

first_img“ABS FC are fantastic and tactically good side with a fantastic coach in the person of Henry Makinwa.“I must confess that this is the best match I have played since I took over at Sunshine Stars with due respect to other teams.“I must say kudos to my players, too to score four goals in an away match, I think this is the first time a team will score four goals in an away match in the on-going top-flight.“Of course, you must give it to my players the bragging right as the best side on matchday.“This is the first time, too we are witnessing six-goal thriller in the on-going top-flight with the away team scoring four while the homers scored two so we are quite excited with the outcome of the match.“Of course, the away win is quite crucial in our on-going campaign as I have never thought of relegation upon assumption at Sunshine Stars.“Right now we have 30 points to fight for in the remainder of the league and those points are my interest.“Of course, it’s possible we earn for ourselves the entire 30 points at stake to finish third on the league log and head to the continent.“Right now we do not have a home so I tell the players to psyche themselves to win anywhere and I think it paid off well in today’s victory.“We will continue to fight till the last match on the season’s calendar,” said the former Nigerian international and Osun United coach to this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sunshine Stars Head Coach, Duke Udi is quite excited winning the six-goal thriller clash at top-flight newcomers, Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC.The Owena Waves defeated the Saraki Boys 4-2 in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 28 clash at the Kwara State Stadium in IIorin.Udi however spoke glowingly of the IIorin side and their Head Coach, Henry Makinwa despite ending the clash on a losing note.last_img read more

Si14Bet: P2P betting is a driving force for the future

first_imgShare UKGC data finds low level gambling pick-up in lockdown June 12, 2020 Submit EveryMatrix increases virtual sports offering via CasinoEngine March 19, 2020 Igor Vasilj: Making sure the price is still right for NSoft May 22, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share As operators slowly return to normality with live sporting events beginning to resume and global regulations gradually relaxing, the betting landscape has shifted dramatically with new avenues, such as esports, booming whilst other markets have faced an up-hill battle. With new horizons starting to open, there is also the opportunity for firms to branch out and create a new platform for sports bettors, providing a different approach to traditional odds. Si14Bet is one of those firms, with peer-to-peer sports event betting exchange allowing player-to-player betting.The company’s CEO Viktor Kopylov highlighted why the operator has made an entry into the betting sector and discussed Si14Bet’s plans to introduce cryptocurrency alongside fiat money.He stated: “With a lot of experience in the gambling industry, our company was experiencing the pain of the industry. It was a constant blocking of accounts and cutting of maximum betting. The turnover in our bookmakers was up to $200 million per month. We used different strategies to manage our capital and were very successful in doing so. “When the question of managing large amounts of money arose, we decided to develop our platform. We took into account all the pain of the industry and our users will have the best conditions in the betting market.“Users use our platform as an exchange that has supply and demand. The difference from a stock exchange is that instead of stocks, bonds, the subject of trading is sports events. Tokens are used as a tool to reduce the commission of the platform. The classic fee of the Si14 exchange is one per cent, but users who have purchased tokens can exchange them for a discount of up to 0.2 per cent.”The operator’s peer-to-peer betting system allows punters to set their own stakes against one another without pre-made odds created by data providers. However, in order to provide fans with information on sporting events, Si14Bet will work with feed suppliers to offer provisional odds which users can follow.Kopylov added: “We will work with feed suppliers such as Betradar and others. Since we initially do not have odds on the exchange and they are formed by users – companies such as Betradar – form a recommended odds column. This is done for the convenience of our users.”The operator is looking to launch its platform in August, but in the meantime, the firm has confirmed that there are 20,000 users beta-testing the product to ensure that a steady ecosystem is already created upon launch. Si14Bet is currently based in Switzerland and so for the platform to expand into different markets it will need to garner more operating licences, which is its plan. Moreover, the firm is serviced by the TOP Bank of Switzerland, providing immediate security for players’ funds.According to Kopylov, one of the challenges associated with the exchange betting scene is newcomers having liquidity problems and enjoying the action of major competitors. However the CEO highlighted that the platform has already solved its liquidity issue due to the interest that the platform has generated with its beta test. Kopylov emphasised: “The liquidity problem in our company was solved very quickly by the interest of professional players with high liquidity. Our large target audience is the players who hedge their positions and deal with arbitrage situations in the betting market. To date, we have signed some memoranda with developing countries such as Africa, Costa Rica and others.”Overall, Si14Bet looks to break into a market that has been heavily impacted by a global pandemic. And with its P2P system, unique cryptocurrency option, and lack of sporting preference, the platform could develop well in this new climate.He concluded: “Si14 does not make preferred sports. We focus on all markets for sporting events. Of course, the main sports will be highlighted with a wider service line such as – Football – Tennis – Esport – Volleyball – Ice Hockey – Horse racing and others.“We have been in the betting market for a long time and we know the pain of the industry. With this information, our company has taken into account all points and made a platform from which no one will leave. Besides, we have innovative solutions that are not found in the betting market.”last_img read more