Sign them up! Seven stars who want to move in January

first_img 6. Winston Reid – West Ham – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – It will be a huge blow to West Ham’s defence when Winston Reid departs the club. The New Zealand international has refused a new deal and sees his future elsewhere, with Arsenal and Tottenham just two of the clubs linked with a move. Given his desire to move, there is every chance that the Hammers could facilitate that in January. 7 7 3. Jermain Defoe – Toronto FC – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – It’s pretty well documented that the former Spurs striker is seeking a move back to England after a difficult 12 months in Major League Soccer. Defoe’s strike rate at Toronto was reasonably good – 12 goals in 17 games – but his failure to fire the Canadians into the play-offs saw him face a tongue-lashing from the club’s hierarchy. A return to England seems likely, although Toronto want to ensure it’s permanent. 5. Shinji Okazaki – Mainz – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – The Japanese striker is once again enjoying a fruitful season with Mainz, having bagged 10 goals in 17 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit. Having spent nearly five years in Germany, Okazaki looks to be seeking a new challenge and has recently talked up a move to the Premier League, describing a switch to England as a ‘dream’. Leicester are strongly linked with him. 2. Xherdan Shaqiri – Bayern Munich – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – It seems only a matter of time before Shaqiri secures a move away from Bayern Munich, with Liverpool his likeliest destination. The Swiss star has grown frustrated at his lack of regular game time at the Allianz Arena and has openly confirmed his desire to play more often. 7 7. Thiago Motta – Paris Saint-Germain – Click the arrow to see more players who look like being on the move soon… – According to reports in France, PSG’s defensive midfielder Thaigo Motta has grown disillusioned with life in the French capital and is seeking to bring an end to his three-year spell with the club. The 32-year-old has been linked with a move to Italy, with Inter Milan thought to be interested, but in England it is Manchester United and Tottenham who are believed to be monitoring his situation. 4. Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton – Click the arrow to see more players who want to leave in January – While there can be no questioning Morgan Schneiderlin’s commitment to the Southampton cause this season, it is pretty obvious that the Frenchman sees his future elsewhere. Heavily linked with a move during the summer, Southampton managed to keep hold of the midfielder – reportedly against his will – and while he seems to be enjoying a strong campaign, there’s an inevitability that he will move on. Perhaps in January? The January transfer window is the perfect opportunity for clubs to refresh their ranks with the second half of the season starting to unfold, but for players it also presents a huge opportunity.The winter period allows frustrated and disillusioned stars the chance to give their careers a new lease of life by finding a new club.Here are just some of the players seeking a move in January.Click the arrow to see who features. 7 7 7 7 1. Wilfried Bony – Swansea… for how long? – It seems to be a matter of when, rather than if Wilfried Bony will secure his estimated £30m switch from Swansea to Man City. The Ivory Coast international is believed to be aiming to conclude everything prior to heading off to the play in the African Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Watch: Nehra, Yuvraj catch up as rivals and bond like old times

first_imgKings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced each other in a crunch clash for either side on Monday in Indore but ahead of that, Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra hogged the limelight away from the playing XI.Yuvraj is representing KXIP this season but was not part of the playing XI. On the other hand, Nehra is the bowling coach of Virat Kohli-led RCB. Even as the two teams got ready to go head to head and battle it out on the field, Yuvraj and Nehra decided to have their bonding session.In a video post by the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Instagram, Yuvraj and Nehra can be seen dancing and doing a couple of synchronised steps during the team’s practice sessions ahead of the toss.(MATCH REPORT | MATCH HIGHLIGHTS)Yuvraj, in the KXIP jersey, and Nehra, in the RCB jersey, shook their feet without worrying about the results of the upcoming game.That moment when two close buddies greet each other @YUVSTRONG12 #KXIPvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/cSoRgjeZZuIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 14, 2018Yuvraj and Nehra have been friends since their early days of playing cricket. While Nehra played his first Test for India in 1999, Yuvraj made his debut for the Indian cricket team in the next year itself.Nehra and Yuvraj were both part of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team. While Yuvraj was the man of the tournament, Nehra bowled brilliantly in the semi-finals but unfortunately got injured and missed the final.Nehra retired from playing cricket late last year after playing his final ODI for India against New Zealand at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi and India won that match.advertisementFollowing Nehra’s retirement, Yuvraj Singh had written a long tribute for him on Facebook speaking much about his jovial nature and temperament.In the lengthy post, Yuvraj said, “Agar aap Ashish Nehra k saath ho to aap ka din kharaab nahin jaa sakta (If you are with Ashish Nehra, you will never have a bad day)…NO CHANCE. Wo banda aap ko hassa-hassa k gira dega (He will make your stomach hurt with laughter). I have never told him this but secretly I have drawn inspiration from him.”Yuvraj had added in the post that “I used to think that if this guy at the age of 38, with all his injuries and surgeries can bowl fast then why can’t I bat at 36. Frankly this is what is keeping me going even today.”Yuvraj and Nehra first interacted during the former’s U-19 days and have struck a cord with each other ever since.While the two smiled and danced ahead of the IPL match on Monday, only Nehra rejoiced after the match as RCB thrashed KXIP by 10 wickets to keep their hopes alive.last_img read more

OnsiteGo aims revenue to rise eightfold to Rs 2500 cr in 4

first_imgNew Delhi: After-sales services firm OnsiteGo expects its revenue to grow about eight-fold to over Rs 2,500 crore in four years and launch an initial public offering (IPO) during the same period on account of foray into the business-to-consumer segment, a top company official said. The company provides extended warranty on mobile phones, consumer electronics and appliances products and claims to have scaled up its revenue to around Rs 190 crore last year following a fund infusion of around Rs 13 crore in 2015 from venture capital firm Accel. Currently, the firm is in the business-to-business segment. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra “This year, we are looking at Rs 340 crore. We hope to get around Rs 600 crore next year, Rs 1,200 crore in the year after that and Rs 2,500 crore in the subsequent year,” OnsiteGo Chief Executive Officer Kunal Mahipal told PTI. The company provides an extended warranty of up to four years on technology products and gets them repaired across any of the 400-450 service centres across the country. The mobile phones category contributes around 25 per cent to the OnsiteGo business, followed by televisions (17-18 per cent). However, its television segment business is growing faster now. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days “We acquire 2,35,000 customers every month. We have been able to achieve it through our partner brands. Next, we are going into the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment to acquire customers directly through annual maintenance contracts,” Mahipal said. The company has an app for this purpose which it claims is being used by around 8,000 retailers and has set a target to expand the service across 1 lakh retailers that will fuel the growth of its business, Mahipal said. OnsiteGo is in the process of closing a funding round of around Rs 175 crore, for expanding its business. “We are closing the funding soon as half of the work has been done and we will close it by the next month and will be using that to expand our business. We are expecting to raise close to USD 25 million from a private equity and, then, we have a plan to go for an IPO in next 2-3 years,” Mahipal said. The company’s promoters currently hold 60-65 per cent stake in the company. OnsiteGo is also planning to increase its team fivefold to 1,200-1,500 from around 300 currently. “When we scale our revenue model, we don’t need to scale in the 1:1 ratio. We expect to hire 100 people in the next six months. We have a current team size of 275-300. I expect it to be at a scale of 1,200-1,500 people when we reach revenue of around Rs 2,500 crore,” Mahipal said.last_img read more

Delhi man shot dead in broad daylight

first_imgNew Delhi: The national capital was witness to yet another cold bloooded murder when a property dealer in Dwarka area was gunned down in his car right outside his office. Police suspect enmity behind the killing. Forty-eight-year-old Narendra Gehlot is seen talking to person standing alongside the driver seat, (in a video — probably from CCTV) as his SUV is parked on the Old Palam Vihar Road. The incident occurred around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday. A man wearing a helmet is seen walking up to the car after the other person leaves the scene. He pumps bullets into the car — the windshield and through the window on the driver’s side. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles Gehlot probably makes a last ditch effort to escape the assassination bid, as the car is seen moving, but then it veers and stops in its tracks, almost hitting the killer, who then jumps up on the roof of another parked car and shoots some more bullets in the direction of Gehlot’s office, perhaps, where the other man had headed earlier. Dwarka DCP Anto Alphonso said: “The incident has been captured in the CCTV camera. There were two bike borne assailants, who were sporting helmets, one of them fired the gun. Gehlot, himself had an attempted murder case against him. He had fought the Delhi civic polls and lost.”last_img read more