Fenerbahce bid for Arsenal’s David Ospina in doubt after talks break down

first_img David Ospina Fenerbahce’s hopes of landing Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina have been dealt a major blow after talks between clubs broke down.The Turkish giants were in pole position to complete a deal for the 28-year-old, who is expected to leave the Emirates this summer.And while their interest remains high, Turkish newspaper Sozcu have reported that talks regarding the Colombian have collapsed.The source also claims that Fenerbahce had agreed a £3m fee with Arsenal for Ospina, but the Gunners have now raised their asking price.A potential switch to Turkey has now been thrown into doubt as Fenerbahce consider their next steps.Ospina is on the verge of an exit from the Premier League as he goes in search of regular first-team football.LA Galaxy are also thought to hold an interest and with Fenerbahce now unlikely to meet Arsenal’s demands, a switch to the MLS could well be on the cards. 1last_img read more

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TMC supporters protest attack on councillor accused still at large

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supporters put up road blockades and agitated on Tuesday, protesting the attack on councillor Mithun Tikadar. He was shot inside his party office at Chitligunj in Budge Budge by two miscreants, identified as Md Kayesh and Kamal Khan, on Monday night.Tikadar had identified the duo and informed the police about them. He went through a major abdominal surgery on Monday night at a private hospital in Ekbalpore. Later, he was shifted to the Advanced Intensive Care Unit (AICU). According to the spokesperson from the hospital, Tikadar is recovering but his condition is still critical. He has been kept under observation. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources, police claimed that Tikadar was injured by splinters from the bombs which were hurled by the accused duo. Locals informed that Tikadar had reached his party office a few moments after from the foundation stone laying ceremony of Charial Bridge by Abhishek Banerjee. After that he went inside the party office and was talking to the party workers when Kayesh and Khan shot him from outside through an open window. Later they hurled two bombs to create panic among the locals, making a safe passage to flee. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSleuths suspect that the duo had attacked Tikadar in a planned manner and had kept a strong vigil on his movements. Local Trinamool leaders alleged that BJP is behind the attack on Tikadar, as he had worked well to develop ward 20 from where he was elected as a councillor for the first time. Sleuths had conducted multiple raids on Monday night to nab the duo but were not able to trace either of them. Police have circulated their pictures with other police units across the state.last_img read more