Crystal Palace reject Everton’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha

first_imgZaha has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton (Picture: Getty)Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he’s in the dark about Zaha’s future and is unsure whether the Ivorian will still be at the club next season.‘He’s dealing with the chairman at the moment,’ Hodgson told Sky Sports.‘The chairman’s his link, they get on very well and know each other very well.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Most of what’s going on with Wilfried is going on between him and the chairman and I can’t enlighten you at all.‘I know what you know. I know it through reading on your websites or in newspapers.’MORE: Paul Pogba’s brother provides update on Man Utd midfielder’s Real Madrid transfer Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jul 2019 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link701Shares Everton have failed with their opening offer for Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace have reportedly rejected Everton’s opening bid of £52million for Wilfried Zaha.Zaha, who notched up ten goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, has told Palace that he’s keen to move on from the club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and Everton are favourites to sign the 26-year-old forward.Arsenal failed with a £40m offer for Zaha earlier this summer – which left Palace ‘incensed’ – and the Gunners have since turned their attentions to signing Lille star Nicolas Pepe.Everton are the latest club to test Palace’s resolve for Zaha after launching a £52m bid for the Ivory Coast international.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityHowever, according to The Daily Mail, the Toffees’ opening proposal was swiftly turned down by Palace. It’s understood the Eagles value the former Manchester United attacker closer to £80m.Chelsea have also been linked with Zaha in recent weeks despite their two-window transfer ban. Advertisement Crystal Palace reject Everton’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zahalast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly explains the thinking behind four-nation ODI tournament proposal

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/India TVAdvertisement rp2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6vxrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5czz6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vofWould you ever consider trying this?😱eu4dCan your students do this? 🌚ruRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently proposed the much awaited four-nation One Day International tournament, that will include Team India competing in a super ODI series against England, Australia and one more team that is yet to be decided. While The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia have shown positive reactions to the proporsal, there have been some criticism from others. Now the BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly has made a response.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/India TVSoon after the announcement of the four nation super ODI series, Ganguly said: “It’s a proposal. Let’s see where it goes. The reason behind it is only to have a good, competitive tournament.”“People want to see a high class tournament and we are attempting to do it.” Dada added.Advertisement Previously, the ECB had confirmed that they were in talks with BCCI regarding the tournament.“A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop.” an ECB spokesperson had said earlier.Advertisement Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Cricket Australia had also praised Ganguly’s proposal of the super ODI series.“I think it’s an example of the innovative thinking coming out of the BCCI with Sourav Ganguly as president,” Roberts told ESPNcricinfo.However, some reprimanding reactions have been received by the BCCI. Rashid Latif, cricket coach and former Pakistani international believes the idea of a four nation tournament is not a good news.“By playing such a series, these four countries want to isolate the other member nations which is not a good news. But I think this will be a flop idea like the Big Three model, which was introduced few years back” the 51 year old told reporters, reminding the cricketing world about a similar endeavour named the ‘Big Three Model’.Back in 2014, the International Cricket Council endorsed the ‘Big Three Model’. The model proposed to give the major share of ICC’s revenue to India, England, and Australia. However, Latif believes the super ODI series will turn out to be a ‘flop’ similar to this.However, Ganguly has come up with a response to Latif, explaining that the series will be beneficial to the fourth undecided team as well as the previous Big Three members.“There will be a fourth team as well. We have to just fit this tournament in the gap, which is the biggest challenge. The agenda just is a high class tournament with very powerful teams put together.” The 47 year old added.Also read-A Study In Pink: What the Day/Night pink ball test at Eden Gardens means for Test cricket in IndiaBCCI fires back over PCB over ‘security’ jibe: Handle Security In Your Own Country First! Advertisementlast_img read more