Lyon ready to sell Chelsea target Moussa Dembele, but will refuse Houssem Aouar transfer


first_img Coral BarryTuesday 7 Apr 2020 6:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Dembele and Aouar could fetch big transfer fees (Picture: Getty)The 23-year-old has 16 Ligue 1 goals this season and has continued to produce the same kind of numbers he managed at his former clubs Celtic and Fulham.Frank Lampard wants a striker capable of challenging Tammy Abraham and identified Dembele in January as the perfect option.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also needs more firepower upfront and Lyon will be hoping a bidding war for Dembele’s services erupts.However, with the coronavirus pandemic putting football across the world on hold, it is likely this summer’s transfer window will be moved.FIFA has reportedly agreed on new measures to tackle coronavirus, including the delayed opening of the transfer window.MORE: Chelsea ready to offer £43m to seal transfer of Lyon star Houssem AouarMORE: Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City in race with Real Madrid and Juventus for Houssem AouarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Dembele and Aouar are attracting interest from Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty)Lyon are ready to sell Moussa Dembele in the next transfer window, but will not let Houssem Aouar leave the club, reports say.Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have registered an interest in Aouar, while Dembele is being chased by Chelsea and Manchester United.Chelsea saw a big for Dembele rejected in January and L’Equipe claim they expect the Blues to reignite their bid to sign the forward in the next transfer window.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTUnited are also tracking Dembele and Lyon are prepared to cash in on their star striker.But the same cannot be said for midfielder Aouar, who is rated at around £65million.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 21-year-old has long been coveted by top European clubs, but Lyon have him under contract until 2023 and intend to retain his services.Dembele, on the other hand, is reportedly eager for a new challenge and could fetch over £50m, considering his excellent goalscoring record. Comment Lyon ready to sell Chelsea target Moussa Dembele, but will refuse Houssem Aouar transferlast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara become this Australian offspinner’s bunnies


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: In the modern era, getting the wicket of Virat Kohli is a claim to fame for any bowler. The Indian cricket team skipper is in such great form and has amassed plenty of runs in record time. When Kohli is in great form, no bowler can escape his wrath and his economy as well as his confidence takes an absolute pounding. However, that does not seem to be the case with Nathan Lyon, the Australian offspinner and in the Adelaide Test on day 3, Lyon created a record which could make him the envy of every other bowler in the world. Lyon dismissed Kohli for 34 with the end of the day approcaching and in the process became the bowler who dismissed the Indian skipper the most number of times in Tests.Lyon’s dismissal of Kohli was the sixth time he had achieved the feat in Tests and he now stands alone at the top. England’s legendary bowling duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson had held the earlier record, having dismissed Kohli five times.Read More |Virat Kohli achieves yet another milestone, this time as skipperThe offspinner first dismissed Kohli in 2013 in the Chennai Test when he had him caught by Mitchell Starc. In the same series, during the Delhi Test, Lyon trapped Kohli LBW in both innings but Australia lost the series 4-0. In 2014, Kohli had dominated the Adelaide Test with centuries in both innings. His knock of 141 in the second innings put India on course for a famous win but he miscued the pull shot and holed out to Mitchell Marsh at deep midwicket as India lost the match by 48 runs.Read More | Kohli booed by Adelaide crowd, surprisingly Ponting is not amusedIn 2017, during the Bengaluru Test, Kohli left an offbreak from Lyon and was adjudged LBW. Before Lyon, Anderson was the first bowler to actually wreck Kohli’s technique. In 2012, the England pacer got him out in the Kolkata Test while in the 2014 series, he dismissed Kohli cheaply four times as India lost the series 3-1. Kohli has an average of just 8.2 against Broad, having fallen to him twice in the 2014 and 2018 series while in 2016, the England fast bowler dismissed the Indian skipper in the Chennai Test.Lyon has not only made Kohli his bunny but he also dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara. On the fourth day, Lyon managed to get Pujara to glove a flighted delivery to short leg as Pujara was dismissed for the eighth time by the offspinner, the most he has gotten out to one bowler in his Test career. Lyon has also dismissed former England skipper Alastair Cook eight times. last_img read more