Chelsea’s ‘concrete interest has turned up’ for young defender – Belief…

first_imgChelsea remain the big Premier League club chasing Hellas Verona’s Marash Kumbulla. That’s if we believe Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday, who explain Frank Lampard’s side have started to take certain strides towards the Albania international in order to overtake the competition.Earlier in the year, clubs such as Manchester United and Everton were also thrown in the mix by various members of the Italian media, but the one that has truly stuck, at least in recent weeks is Chelsea.Corriere tend to be the ones driving the story, and they claim that while Inter were seen as the favourites to acquire Kumbulla up to a few days ago, the Blues’ ‘concrete interest has turned up’ and seemingly disrupted those plans.Embed from Getty ImagesThis all comes amid an article about Lazio’s interest in the player, who want to sell him a project where he can continue to grow while being a main protagonist.However, they have to compete with big clubs such as the Stamford Bridge side, Inter and Borussia Dortmund, which doesn’t make their task any easier.It’s stated ‘foreign clubs, and Chelsea above all’ could ‘outperform’ the competition.There’s still hope from Lazio’s end their plan will be the logical one for him to choose, but if it solely comes down to money, we all know who will come out on top.Oh, and he’d cost ‘more than €20m’, not that this would be an issue for Chelsea.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending Today聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndolast_img read more

Blow as boss set to resign

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS THE Berwick Village Chamber of Commerce is awaiting the resignation of President Clinton Blanchard. After only two…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Park warning after mystery scare

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Revelstoke knocks off Kootenay teams as summer swim season opens

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsRevelstoke flexed its Okanagan muscles to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Nelson.The squad from abroad garnered 605.5 points to claim the overall title as the Kootenay season kicked off at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.“We had some exceptional swims from almost all of our senior swimmers and many outstanding best times from all our swimmers,” Neptune head coach Michelle Lorusso said after watching the host club finish fifth behind Revelstoke in the team standings.“It was a kind of a surprise when Revelstoke won the meet since they are not even from our region, but they did bring a lot of swimmers,” Lorusso added.Trail Stingrays finished second behind Revelstoke with 506 points. Castlegar was third at 413 with Grand Forks fourth at 390.5.Nelson was next followed by Colville, Wash., Kimberley and Creston.The medals were far and few between for the Neptunes, winning just seven.
 Leading the assault was Samuel Matthew in division three boys with gold. Kourtney Bragger won silver in division three girls with Neptune assistant coach Melissa Afford finishing in a tie for silver in division seven girls.Jakob Bragger won bronze in division one girls.Assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Rebecca Afford won bronze in division six and seven girls, respectively.In summer swim numbers, combined with solid swims, is usually the key to low and high placings.“We placed fifth overall which was pretty good considering we had lots of disqualifications, only 37 swimmers at the meet,” Lorusso confessed. “(Plus) a few of our key swimmers now do winter swim.”The winter swim excludes those swimmers from the summer program. Which means the silver medal won by Niallan Collier doesn’t contribute to the Neptune totals.The Kootenay season shifts to Grand Forks Saturday for a B meet.The next major event is set for Trail June 18-19. The Kootenay Regional meet goes August 6-7 in Castlegar with the top swimmers advancing to the B.C. Speed Swim Championships August 15-21 in Richmond.New Meet Records:Two Neptune rookies may just be the building block Neptune coach Michelle Lorusso needs to rebuild the Heritage City team.Aubree Fillion set a new record in the under-six 25-meter backstroke, shaving almost two seconds off the old mark. Fillion set a new time of 45.86. The old time was 47.35.Jaylen Rushton, swimming in the same division, shattered the old mark in the 25-meter butterfly. The – old record was 41.15 with the new time now 29.20.Niallan Collier, competing in the “O” category two boys set a new time in the 200 meter individual medley of 2:19.56. The old time was 2:23.07.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Sweep gives Leafs early lead in Murdoch Division

first_imgAfter Week One of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Nelson Leafs occupy the same spot as team did when the last season concluded — on top of the Murdoch Division.Nelson posted a pair of 4-1 decisions over teams from the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.Ryan Piva scored twice on Opening Night as Nelson dumped North Okanagan Knights at the NDCC Arena.Saturday, four different Leafs scored lifting the Green and White past Sicamous Eagles.Nelson enjoys a two-point lead over second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks as KI teams continue to fill out rosters for the upcoming season.Piva powers Opening Night winThe veteran sniper Ryan Piva scored twice sparking the Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the visiting North Okanagan Knights at the NDCC Arena.Piva scored in the first and second periods as Nelson built a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.Leafs captain Jack Karran and David Sanchez added singles. Kalem Hanlon added a pair of assists for Nelson.Ty Toppe scored the only goal for the Knights, outshot by a 49-14 margin including 23-3 in the second period.Leafs clip Eagles for first road victoryNelson scored four unanswered goals — three coming on the power play — to edge Eagles 4-1 Saturday in Sicamous.Justin Hodgson and Leaf captain Jack Karran gave Nelson a 2-1 lead after one period after the Leafs spotted the Eagles the early 1-0 lead. Both goals came on the power play. Logan Wullum, also with the man advantage, and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Kaleb Comishin padded the lead with second period goals.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Eagles 38-25.Caiden Kreitz earned his second win of the season blocking 24 of 25 shots.Lavoie earns firefighter of the game honourVancouver native Mitch Lavoie captured firefighter of the game accolades following Saturday win over Sicamous.“Mitch always wears his work boots to the rink and tonight was no exception. He was solid in his own end and was able to contribute offensively by generating several scoring chances,” the Leafs Twitter account said.The firefighter helmet was donated by Nelson Fire Rescue at the start of last season and is presented to the squad’s hardest working player following each KIJHL game.Humboldt StrongFriday, prior to the North Okanagan-Nelson game, Leafs management held an on-ice tribute to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.The Broncos were heading to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, in April for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game when the bus the players and coaches were riding on was T-boned by a tractor-trailer. The crash killed 16 people and injured 13 more.After Leafs Head Coach Mario DiBella read the tribute, former Humboldt Broncos player, Ashton McLeod joined captains Jack Karran, of Nelson, and Jaden Hay for the ceremonial puck drop at center ice.Next up a return Murdoch Division ActionAfter seeing two teams from the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference during Week One of the KI season, Nelson hosts a pair of Murdoch rivals this coming weekend.Friday, Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the NDCC Arena. Nelson eliminated the Bruins during last year’s playoffs in seven games.Grand Forks blasted Princeton Posse 8-1 at home Friday before dropping a tough 3-2 decision to Columbia Valley Rockies of the Eddie Mountain Division.A goal by Ryan Skytt early in the third period proved to be the difference for the visiting Rockies.Beaver Valley played just once last weekend, defeating Fernie Ghostriders 7-2 Saturday in Fruitvale.last_img read more