Bayern bid £35m for Hudson-Odoi & offer him No.10 shirt

first_imgBayern Munich have made a fourth bid of £35 million ($45m) for Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi, as the Blues are put under increased pressure to sell their academy product, Goal understands.Chelsea have yet to accept the offer and have been hoping to renew their 18-year-old’s contract, but they have not been able to come to an agreement with Hudson-Odoi, who had grown unhappy with a lack of first-team chances ahead of the transfer window.Hudson-Odoi is understood to still be in contention for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham on Tuesday night. He is likely to be involved in the game at Wembley as Ruben Loftus-Cheek faces a spell on the sidelines, and with Pedro and Willian unlikely to be able to complete 90 minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Chelsea will still decide the destiny of Hudson-Odoi, but with only 18 months left on his current contract, the Premier League club may decide that the offer from the German champions is too good to pass up.Juventus, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund had earlier registered an interest in Hudson-Odoi, but it has become clear that Bayern are most committed to their approach and they are willing to offer him the number 10 shirt that he prefers to wear.Chelsea have tried to ward off interest in Hudson-Odoi in successive pre-match press conferences, as Maurizio Sarri and Gianfranco Zola from the coaching team lauded their youngster’s abilities . Sarri said on Monday that it would not be a good move for Hudson-Odoi to go to Bayern.”I don’t think so, because he’s an English player, he’s very young,” Sarri told reporters at Cobham Training Centre . “He has the future and I think he has a very great future here, with the national team and with Chelsea. I think to stay here is better for him.”I know, for me, he is a very important player. He’s young, but he’s improving. He played really well in the last match.”Bayern coach Niko Kovac confirmed over the weekend that his club have been following the progress of Hudson-Odoi .”[Hudson-Odoi] is from the same year as [Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon] Sancho, which was very successful,” he explained to reporters on Saturday.”It is completely normal that we are aware of and are following the player. For if and when something will happen you will have to ask Brazzo (Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic).”last_img read more

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IPL 2019, DC vs RR: Riyan Parag youngest to hit an IPL fifty

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 18:56 IST Riyan Parag hit a 49-ball 50 to become the youngest player to hit a half-century in IPL. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRiyan Parag became the youngest IPL half-centurion on SaturdayParag aged 17 years 175 days, broke the record of Sanju Samson and Prithvi ShawParag’s 50 off 49 balls helped Rajasthan Royals reach 115/9Riyan Parag on Saturday became the youngest to score a half-century in the Indian Premier League as Delhi Capitals restricted Rajasthan Royals for 115/9 from the quota of 20 overs.Parag scored his first fifty aged 17 years 175 days, to break the record of the youngest half-centurion, which was held by Sanju Samson, when he had scored an IPL fifty aged 18 years 169 days in 2013.Last year Prithvi Shaw, came close to breaking the record, as he scored his first fifty aged 18 years 169 days, while Rishabh Pant hit his first IPL half-century aged 18 years 212 days in 2016. Shubman Gill too scored his first fifty in 2018, aged just 18 years 237 days.Parag scored 50 runs from 49 balls but was caught off the last ball of the RR innings by Sherfane Rutherford off the bowling of Trent Boult. Parag hit 4 boundaries and 2 sixes in his record-breaking knock.Parag, on Saturday, played an innings beyond his years as he stuck around on a challenging track, as senior batsmen fell like nine pins around him.Parag had come close to breaking the record in his second ever Ip[l game, when he scored 43 against Mumbai Indians April 21 in Jaipur.#FunFactYoungest players to score a Vivo @IPL 50Riyan Parag – 17y 175dSanju Samson 18y 169dPrithvi Shaw 18y 169dRishabh Pant 18y 237dAll 4 of them are playing today. #DCvRR #RR #HallaBol pic.twitter.com/qOcZZ2VrMgRajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 4, 2019After the end of the game, the Guwahati-born cricketer had opened up on his experience of representing the Royals and playing in the IPL for the first time this year.advertisementParag described the feeling as surreal when Unadkat asked him how it was like playing for the Royals and winning the game with his bat.”It feels really surreal. Been watching the IPL for the last 5-6 years and now being a part of it and playing for Rajasthan Royals, contributing for my team feels surreal. I’m grateful to RR for picking me,” Parag told Unadkat on iplt20.com.Also Read | Prithvi Shaw joint-youngest to score half-century in Indian Premier League historyAlso Read | Riyan Parag, the boy who almost became IPL’s youngest half-centurion, loves soft toysAlso See -For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Riyan ParagFollow IPL 2019Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow DCvsRR advertisement scorecard graphs commentarycenter_img view more view less IPL 2019, DC vs RR: Riyan Parag youngest to hit an IPL fiftyRiyan Parag, aged just 17 years 175 days, became the youngest ever to score an IPL half-century. Parag broke the record held by Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw No data available!last_img read more

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