Bournemouth in talks with Liverpool over Wilson loan

first_imgBournemouth are in talks with Liverpool over a loan move for winger Harry Wilson.The Cherries are keen to bring the Wales international to the Vitality Stadium, and have made an official approach to sign the 22-year-old before Thursday’s transfer deadline.Negotiations are ongoing, with sources confirming to Goal that Tuesday is likely to be crucial in terms of finalising terms. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Wilson, it is understood, is keen on the idea of a Premier League loan, which would enable him to gather valuable top-flight experience. Having impressed in the Championship at both Derby County and Hull City over the last 18 months, the youngster is eager to ensure his career continues on an upwards trajectory.Liverpool were initially against the idea of a loan switch, preferring either to sell the player permanently or keep him as part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad. Wilson has featured regularly during pre-season, scoring against both Borussia Dortmund and Lyon, but was left out of the squad for Sunday’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.The Reds believe the Wrexham-born wideman has the potential to play games for them this season, but appreciate his desire to feature regularly at Premier League level.They have a strong working relationship with Bournemouth, and believe Eddie Howe to be the kind of manager that would significantly aid the player’s development, if he were to move to the South Coast.Bournemouth have lost David Brooks, Wilson’s team-mate with the Wales national team, to injury ahead of the new season, and it is expected that Wilson would immediately challenge for a starting place on the right flank. He scored 17 goals last season as Derby reached the Championship play-off final.Liverpool expect interest in another winger, Ryan Kent, to be firmed up before this week’s deadline, with Leeds United ready to make a bid to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis. Klopp said after last month’s friendly with Napoli in Edinburgh that “the time is over for loans” with Kent, and sources have told Goal that Leeds, long-time admirers of the player, are likely to make a £7 million ($8.5m) offer for the former Rangers loanee once they have sold Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht.The Reds are also likely to allow Herbie Kane, Liam Millar and Pedro Chirivella to depart on temporary deals before the window closes.Liverpool get their 2019-20 Premier League campaign underway with a home clash against Norwich City on August 9 before a Super Cup showdown with Chelsea in Turkey on August 14. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

India wins toss to bat 1st in opening test vs Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia — India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the first test against Australia at a sun-drenched Adelaide Oval on Thursday.Batting-friendly conditions are expected with the temperature in Adelaide expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) on the opening day of the Australian test summer.“Looks like a pretty nice hard wicket with a good coverage of grass on it,” Kohli said. “Runs on the board will be handy.”India selected hard-hitting batsman Rohit Sharma, who was favoured at No. 6 over allrounder Hanuma Vihari. Emerging 19-year-old batsman Prithvi Shaw was ruled out after sustaining a left ankle injury in a warm-up match against the Cricket Australia XI last week in Sydney.World No.1 India has never won a test series in Australia, but comes into the four-match contest with optimism against a weakened and embattled home side.Australia will be without former captain Steve Smith, star opener David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft after the trio were suspended for their part in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March.Opener Marcus Harris will make his test debut and recalled batsman Peter Handscomb will come in at No. 5. Vice-captain Mitchell Marsh was dropped after a poor series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.“It was difficult (to leave out allrounder Marsh) but we have three quicks and Nathan (Lyon) who can do the job and they are really fresh,” Australia captain Tim Paine said.The Adelaide test has reverted to a traditional red ball contest for the first time since 2014. The Board of Control for Cricket in India refused Cricket Australia’s request for the series opener to be played as a day-night match and with a pink ball.___Lineups:Australia: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.India: K.L. Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara , Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka, and Nigel Llong, England.TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney, New Zealand. Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.___More AP sports: and Lavelette, The Associated Press read more