Napoli consider making move for Kieran Tierney with Arsenal poised to lodge new bid Advertisement Tierney has spent his entire career at Celtic (Picture: Getty)Tierney left Celtic’s pre-season camp in Austria to focus on rehabilitation from a double hernia operation he had in May.The Scotsman is open to a move away, but is not interested in forcing his way out of his boyhood club.Tierney, a fully fledged Scotland international, has spent his entire playing career at Celtic and has already made 170 appearances for the Hoops.MORE: Charlie Nicholas approves Arsenal’s £25m transfer move for Celtic star Kieran TierneyMore: 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 City Napoli have scouted Tierney in recent months (Picture: Getty)While Napoli’s interest is strong, the Serie A giants will have to act quickly to hijack the deal.Celtic are bracing themselves for Arsenal’s latest offer, which is expected to be around £19m.AdvertisementAdvertisementNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of Tierney and would like to bring the left-back to Italy. Coral BarrySunday 30 Jun 2019 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link282Shares Comment Arsenal have had one bid turned down for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli hold an interest in Kieran Tierney and are weighing up whether to make a last-minute move for the Celtic defender, reports say.Arsenal has already seen one transfer bid turned down by Celtic for Tierney and are poised to return with an improved offer.Celtic want around £25million for Tierney and are prepared to accept part of that figure as add-ons.Napoli scouted Tierney extensively last season, sending representatives to see the 22-year-old in action for Celtic.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
Martha R. “Marty” Wilhelm, age 70 of Batesville, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born February 13, 1946 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Lillian (Nee: Niese) and John Suttmann. She married Alvin Wilhelm April 12, 1969 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Marty was a teller at Fifth-Third Bank 23 years before retiring in January of 2008. She was also a member of St. Louis Church.Marty grew up in a large farm family. An excellent cook, her family teased that she never learned to scale back. She would always cook more than was needed and would “encourage” you to eat more well after you’d eaten all you could. But with hospitable being the word to best describe her, that was just Marty. Her tator tot casseroles and potato salad were family favorites. Some of Marty’s interests included watching Dancing With the Stars, Wheel of Fortune, I.U. Basketball and Duke Basketball, although no one in the family could figure that one out. She enjoyed spending time at the beach and always looked forward to the regular trips of Gulf Shores Alabama or Panama City Beach Florida. After retirement, she also enjoyed meeting friends for coffee at McDonald’s. Her true passion though, were her grandkids. Marty loved nothing better than spending time with them and would do anything for them.She is survived by her husband Alvin; daughters Jennifer Lents of Batesville, Michele Hutchek of Speedway, Indiana; sons Brian of Osgood, Indiana, Christopher of Batesville; sister Clarissa (Chris) Adams of West Chester, Ohio; brothers Paul Suttmann of Batesville, Cletus Suttmann of Oldenburg, Albert Suttmann of Sacramento, California and eight grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Alvina Herbert, Sarah Jones and brother Wilbur Suttmann.Visitation is Tuesday, May 24th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a Divine Mercy Chaplet service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Louis School or Wilhelm Grandchildren’s Education Fund.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does NOT rate new signing Luke Shaw, according to former coach Rene Meulensteen.Shaw, a £31.5 million signing from Southampton in the summer, is yet to feature for the Red Devils this season.The former Saints left-back watched on from the bench as Leicester beat United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.Shaw’s deal is believed to have been agreed before Van Gaal arrived at the club and, following the signing of Marcos Rojo, has dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford.And Meulensteen, when asked whether it’s clear the Dutchman doesn’t rate Shaw, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Yes. It’s a big surprise for me.“He would have been informed by the club that they were putting this bid in for Shaw because he’s an up and coming player.“He’s got a good left foot and a lot of pace. He’s got a lot to learn to get to a Man United level though.“He’s a great prospect but he’s brought Rojo in, which is bad news for Shaw.”
6. Leicester: 71 points from 35 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Leicester have 63 points from 30 games. The Foxes are remarkably and brilliantly on course to win the title, and their relative lack of cup action hasn’t hurt that fact. 20 2. Tottenham: 82 points from 44 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Tottenham have 58 points from 30 games. The Lilywhites are Leicester’s closest challengers in the top flight, but have played nine more cup ties than the Foxes, even before they host Dortmund in a Europa League last 16 second leg. 20 20 20 20 13. Watford: 49 points from 34 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Watford have 37 points from 29 games. The Hornets have reached the FA Cup semi-finals. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Leicester City are flying high, five points clear in the Premier League and hot favourites to take the title.The Foxes have eight games remaining this season, all of them in the league, having been knocked out of the domestic cups early.Meanwhile, their title rivals Tottenham have already faced nine Europa League matches, with at least one more to come against the might of Borussia Dortmund.Leicester have played 35 matches in all competitions to date, compared to Tottenham’s tally of 44, while Liverpool have featured in 47 games.All of which got us thinking, if three points for a win (and one for a draw) were awarded for all games, how would the Premier League’s clubs rank?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out.*All statistics correct up to and including 14 March 2016. For cup matches that went to penalties, the result is taken from the end of extra-time, not after spot-kicks. 20 12. Crystal Palace: 51 points from 36 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Palace have 33 points from 29 games. The Eagles will face Watford in the FA Cup semis. 20 4. Liverpool: 77 points from 47 games in all competitions (goal difference +19) – In the Premier League Liverpool have 44 points from 28 games. No Premier League club has played more games than the Reds so far this season. 20 20 8. Chelsea: 66 points from 43 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Chelsea have 40 points from 29 games. The Blues have played 14 ties in domestic cup competitions and the Champions League, but have been knocked out of each cup. 9. Everton: 63 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Everton have 38 points from 28 games. The Toffees reached the League Cup semi-finals and will contest an FA Cup semi, too. 20 20 20. Aston Villa have played 36 games in all competitions – if three points for a win were awarded for EVERY game* they have played in all comps, the Villans would have 26 points, placing them 20th in our all comps ranking – to find out where your club ranks, click the arrow above, right – In the Premier League Villa have 16 points from 30 games, and in cup competitions they have won three matches this season, drawing one, from six contested. Awarding three points for a win, that would give Villa 26 points from 36 games – the worst all competitions record of all Premier League clubs this season, but putting them much closer to the 19th placed team than they currently are in the league. 3. Man United: 77 points from 46 games in all competitions (goal difference +27) – In the Premier League Man United have 47 points from 29 games. They could yet reach the FA Cup last four, with a replay to come against West Ham. 17. Norwich: 32 points from 34 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Norwich have 25 points from 30 games. The Canaries have also featured in four cup matches. 7. West Ham: 70 points from 41 games in all competitions – In the Premier League West Ham have 49 points from 29 games. The Hammers will replay against Man United for the right to face Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals. 1. Man City: 85 points from 45 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Man City have 51 points from 29 games. With the League Cup in the bag, City are aiming to reach the Champions League latter stages for the first time. 5. Arsenal: 74 points from 43 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Arsenal have 52 points from 29 games. The Gunners have played 14 cup ties to date, with a 15th to come away to Barcelona. 18. Sunderland: 28 points from 32 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Sunderland have 25 points from 29 games. Like Newcastle, Sunderland have played just three cup games this season. 10. Stoke: 58 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Stoke have 43 points from 30 games. The Potters reached the League Cup last four. 15. West Brom: 48 points from 36 games in all competitions (-10 goal difference) – In the Premier League West Brom have 39 points from 29 games. The Baggies have contested seven cup matches, winning just two. 14. Bournemouth: 48 points from 36 games in all competitions (-6 goal difference) – In the Premier League Bournemouth have 38 points from 30 games. The Cherries’ cup record includes three wins from six ties. 16. Swansea: 36 points from 33 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Swansea have 33 points from 30 games. The Swans have played just three cup matches this campaign. 11. Southampton: 57 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Southampton have 44 points from 30 games. Saints began their season with a 3-0 Europa League win over Vitesse Arnhem on 30 July 2015. 20 19. Newcastle: 27 points from 32 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Newcastle have 24 points from 29 games. The Magpies have featured in just three cup games this season, winning just one, at home to Northampton last August.