Napoli president comments on Victor Osimhen’s potential summer transfer.
Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen has become one of Europe’s most lethal strikers, with big clubs ready to break the bank for his signing. In a Tuesday interview with CBS, Osimhen revealed that he had made a decision as regards the next possible step of his career. This has come as a huge shock, considering he just penned a new contract with Napoli months ago. With rumors about the striker favoring a big move to the Premier League or Real Madrid, Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis has however confirmed that Osimhen will leave for a big European team next summer.
🚨🇳🇬 Napoli president de Laurentiis on Osimhen saying that he “already made decision” on his future.
“We knew that, otherwise talks over new deal would not have been that long…”.
❗️ “Probably last summer he was gonna join Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain or an English club”. pic.twitter.com/hyAoyhDmpO
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2024
Luka Doncic scores 73 points, tied for 4th in an NBA game.
This has been a wild scoring week in the NBA, with the likes of Joel Embiid, Karl Anthony-Towns and Devin Booker scoring 60+ points. The Dallas Maverick star, Luka Doncic is the latest to join this list, scoring 73 points and leading his team to a 148-143 road win against the Atlanta Hawks. This is Donics career high, as well as the Mavericks’ franchise high record. He joins the elite list of players to have scored 70+ points and ties David Thompson for the fourth most points in an NBA game. Only Wilt Chamberlain (100 and 78), Kobe Bryant (81) have scored more points in an NBA game than Luka Doncic.
LUKA DONCIC TONIGHT:
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) January 27, 2024
Aryna Sabalenka defeats Qinwin to win 2nd Australian Open title.
Aussie Open defending champion, Aryna Sabalenka has ended Zheng Qinwin’s memorable run in a tightly contested game to secure her second grand slam. In a 76 minutes long game at the Rod Laver Arena, she secured a 6-3, 6-2 victory to clinch the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup. Fans have since pulled out clips of Sabalenka prophesying about winning multiple major titles by the age of 25 and has just achieved this before her 26th birthday. She is the first woman to defend the Australian Open title since Victoria Azarenka, who won the title in 2012 and 2013.
Sabalenka after winning Australian Open
Aryna: As always, my speech is going to be weird” 😂
*Aryna’s team does this *
Aryna: “I put some pressure on them after Brisbane final. We did better in this one” 😂
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) January 27, 2024
Tottenham preparing late bid for Chelsea midfielder, Conor Gallagher.
After signing Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin, Tottenham are reportedly set to step up bid for Chelsea midfielder, Connor Gallagher before the January transfer window closes. Tottenham’s midfield has been ravaged by a number of injuries and with Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma also representing Mali and Senegal respectively at the 2023 African Cup of Nations, Ange Postecoglou’s side is presently without a central midfielder. Gallagher has been one of Chelsea’s most consistent players this season and will, without a doubt, be a good fit for the high-flying Tottenham side.
🚨 Tottenham are preparing a late bid to sign 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher.
Chelsea want around £80m for Gallagher, who has 18 months left on his deal.
(Source: Football Insider) pic.twitter.com/4rOi5bNA7T
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 27, 2024
Maidstone United advances to FA cup last 16 with shocking win over Ipswich Town.
Semi-professional club, Maidstone United in the Sixth tier of the English Football League have qualified for the round of 16 in the FA cup after a shocking 2-1 win over Ipswich Town. Counter attacking goals from Lamar Reynolds and Sam Corne, their only two attempts of the game were enough to earn the non-leaguers a spot in the 2024 FA cup last 16 round. They have now made history as the first sixth tier team to reach the last 16 stage of the competition.
Maidstone United shock Ipswich Town 2-1 to become the first team from the sixth tier to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup.
They're more than 𝟏𝟎𝟎 places below Ipswich in the English football pyramid ✨ pic.twitter.com/CE9MCmPRKn
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 27, 2024