Liverpool add Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Nicolas Pepe to shortlist

first_imgLiverpool add Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Nicolas Pepe to shortlist Comment Advertisement Arsenal and Chelsea are chasing the forward (Picture: Getty)But Le 10 Sport claim the Premier League duo have been hit with a new blow in the race to sign Pepe after the interest of Liverpool emerged.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Reds are on the hunt for another forward this summer as Daniel Sturridge seems set to leave the club once his contract expires at the end of the season.Reports in Spain this week claimed Mohamed Salah was a target for Real Madrid and was keen to make the move to Spain. Pepe is valued at around £70m by his club (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have stepped forward to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille, according to reports.The exciting forward is on fire in France, scoring 19 goals and providing 13 assists in just 32 league appearances.Only Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has scored more goals in Ligue 1 than Pepe this season and Lille have reportedly slapped a £70million price tag on the winger.Chelsea and Arsenal are keen to complete a transfer for Pepe, with the Gunners tracking the 23-year-old’s progress for the last 12 months.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coral BarryFriday 19 Apr 2019 8:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Pepe has been involved in 32 goals in the league for Lille this season (Picture: AFP)Liverpool and the player dismissed those reports as rubbish, but Pepe is being viewed as a potential replacement for Salah.Pepe has been added to Liverpool’s shortlist of targets this summer and the Reds have asked what it would take to lure the Ivory Coast international to Anfield.Liverpool have zero interest in selling Salah as the club battles to win their first Premier League title and make successive Champions League finals.Salah has led from the front for Liverpool this season, scoring 23 times and laying on 11 goals for his team-mates.More: 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 City Advertisementlast_img read more

Celebrate National Volunteer Week at Indiana State Parks

first_imgVolunteers spread out across Indiana’s DNR properties in September of 2017.Versailles, In. — If you’re looking for a place to donate your time for National Volunteer Week, Indiana state parks have the answer. From maintaining trails to helping in a nature center, there are many opportunities for people to celebrate the week, which is April 7-13, and give back to the outdoors.“Volunteering gives you a great sense of accomplishment,” said Jody Heaston, state parks volunteer coordinator. “You know you are helping manage and conserve our natural and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy.”For a complete list of programs for the week click here.Information about how to be a state park volunteer and applications are available online here.last_img

MLAX : Syracuse hopes to win Big East title outright with win versus St. John’s Saturday

first_img Published on May 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ John Desko doesn’t want his team to sit back and be complacent with only a part of the Big East championship. For Desko, there’s nothing good about having to share that type of honor.That means it’s time for Syracuse to get selfish.‘We tend to be pretty greedy with things,’ Desko said. ‘We don’t want to share a Big East title. We want to have it to ourselves.’Syracuse gets the chance to win the entire championship outright on Saturday on Senior Day when it takes on St. John’s (4-9, 2-3 Big East) in its final regular season game. With its win over Notre Dame last week, the Orange clinched at least a share of the Big East title. A win over the Red Storm would make No. 1 SU (13-1, 5-0) the outright champion for the second consecutive season, giving it plenty to play for in a game that could turn into an easy victory for the Orange.After beating the Irish in a game the Orange considered its biggest of the season, Syracuse is going into its matchup against St. John’s preparing to see the Storm’s best. St. John’s has played well enough in several games this season to be on the verge of several more victories than currently appear in the Red Storm’s record. And those close losses came against good teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn April 16, St. John’s was tied with then-No. 2 Notre Dame heading into the fourth quarter, but gave up three goals to the Irish to lose 10-7. A week after that, the Storm had a two-goal lead on then-No. 11 Villanova going into the final quarter, but yielded four goals to lose 11-9.Seeing the results of those games keeps Syracuse from overlooking the Storm and already setting its sights on the playoffs. Not to mention the conference championship that’s riding on the game, as well as a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.‘This games means a lot,’ attack JoJo Marasco said. ‘You can’t have a let-down. We’re going to go out there and play our best game. … No. 1 is definitely what we want. Also, winning Big East two years in a row would be great.’Coming off its victory over the Fighting Irish that gave it the top spot in the rankings again, the Orange knows there’s always the possibility of a letdown game. The emotions aren’t the same in preparing to play a team that’s five games below .500, no matter how close it might have come against some good teams in the past couple of weeks.Still, Syracuse has seen what happens when it lowers its expectations and intensity after winning some of the season’s biggest games. Early on in the year, the Orange beat then-No. 2 Virginia 12-10, and then barely got by Georgetown 9-8 in an overtime victory in the next game.‘We learned that from the Virginia game,’ midfielder Jovan Miller said. ‘We beat them, and then had a little bit of a hangover going into the Georgetown game. We really felt like they came out more intense than us. So, we learned from that.’Miller and Syracuse have also learned from something else they’ve seen this season. Miller said he’s expecting the Red Storm to stall the ball or drop into a zone defense to try to slow Syracuse down. That’s what teams have done against SU all season to try to win the. The only way to combat that, Miller said, is for the Orange to execute its own game plan as best it can.If it doesn’t, Syracuse could be in for a shocking loss in the team’s final regular season game. But Desko knows what a win could do for the team heading into the postseason.‘St. John’s is a big game,’ Desko said. ‘We just want to feel good going into the playoffs. We’d like to play well like we did the week before. Continue playing, trying to get 60 minutes of ball out of the guys and have us gear up for the first playoff game.’Desko still recovering from injuryFor the sixth straight game, Syracuse will be without its third attack Tim Desko. The junior suffered a knee injury against Duke back on April 3, and then re-injured it the following week against Princeton. An infection that has since developed on the knee has made Desko’s recovery even more complicated and uncertain.John Desko said Wednesday before his team’s practice that Tim will hopefully be able to come off antibiotics ‘very soon,’ possibly next week. At that point, John Desko said, they will see what Tim Desko can do physically to gauge when a possible return could take place.‘I don’t have an exact timeline,’ John Desko said. ‘Everybody’s different with those types of things.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more