Arsenal could be stuck with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal transfer offers

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal are interested in signing Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)With Rob Holding still at least a month away from being in contention for first team action, Arsenal are in dire need of defensive reinforcements but what remains of their transfer budget is unlikely, at this stage, to be boosted by Mustafi’s sale.According to the BBC, Arsenal are yet to receive concrete interest from any club, while Mustafi is determined to stay and fight for his place.Arsenal have already seen a loan offer for Juventus’ Italy international Daniele Rugani rejected and are struggling to raise the funds required to tempt RB Leipzig into selling £55m-rated Dayot Upamecano.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal are keen to sell Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be lumbered with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal offers for the error-prone centre-half.Arsene Wenger sanctioned the £35million signing of the Germany international three years ago but his performances have deteriorated to such an extend that he is currently close to being unselectable.A section of supporters booed the former Valencia defender after he was introduced as a second half substitute against Lyon 10 days ago and almost immediately committed an error which led to Moussa Dembele’s winning goal.Mustafi was limited to just four minutes of action against Barcelona on Sunday but was again at fault, failing to detect the run of Luis Saurez and allowing the Uruguay international to score the goal which denied Arsenal a morale boosting draw.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityArsenal begin their Premier League campaign against Newcastle on Sunday and are likely to line-up with Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Calum Chambers at the heart of their defence with Unai Emery set to revert to a flat back four, having largely operated with a 3-5-2 formation last term.Club captain Laurent Koscielny is on the verge of finalising his acrimonious departure and signing for Bordeuax, while summer recruit William Saliba has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne for another 12 months. Arsenal could be stuck with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal transfer offers Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 12:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link673Shares Commentlast_img read more

BCCI writes to Lodha committee, not acting against law

first_imgActing upon the legal advice provided to them, the Board of Control for Cricket Indies (BCCI) will go ahead with its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday with all the listed matters on agenda. Before doing so the BCCI has written to the Lodha Committee assuring them that they will not conduct any business ‘which it is not authorized or entitled to do so’. (BCCI to hold crucial AGM with Lodha reforms in mind) In response to a letter they received from Lodha committee dated 31st August which specified the BCCI AGM not to conduct business related to 2016-17, Board secretary Ajay Shirke writes back, “Mindful of the concern and diligence displayed by the Committee, in the discharge of the task entrusted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, upon the committee, it is reiterated that there is nothing being done by the Board, which does not have the sanction of law or that which may prove to be an irritant or impediment to the Committee, in its accountability to the Hon’ble Court.” (BCCI starts screening process for new selection committee)The letter accessed by India Today also reminds the Committee of the review petition it has filed against the Apex court order.”In conclusion, the Board has also shared with the committee the fact of the Board having exercised legal remedies, available to it, in respect of the Judgement and Orders passed by this Hon’ble Supreme Court and sought judicial review of the same, in accordance with the legal advice made available to it. Needless to say, that till such time, the Hon’ble Supreme Court modifies or reviews its own orders, the Board is not claiming any concessions from the committee on that basis and remains committed to do all the acts.” The legal lexicon used in the letter remains BCCI’s interpretation of the Supreme court order and only time will tell how the Lodha committee and the court read their actions. The BCCI in its AGM amongst other matters is set to elect the Secretary, appoint sub-committees including the selection committee and nominate its representative at the ICC for 2016-17.advertisementlast_img read more