No perms next? Chinese football fans slam tattoo ‘ban’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback No rest for weary as grind continues for San Miguel, Magnolia during Holy Week Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Media reports said the players had been told to cover up their ink work while playing for China, who are coached by the Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi.China’s most heavily tattooed player, central defender Zhang Linpeng, did not feature in either of the two home defeats in the China Cup despite normally being a first choice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe was officially left out because of injury, but some fans suggested he had been dropped because of numerous tattoos on his arms and neck.Chinese footballers are not generally as heavily tattooed as their international counterparts. But the growing trend has caught the government’s attention as it cracks down on what it sees as behaviour contrary to the ruling Communist Party’s “values and morals”. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Zhang Linpeng of China (top) heads the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A third round qualifying match between Syria and China at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Kampung Kerubong in Malacca on June 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANADisillusioned Chinese fans have blamed the country’s football authorities for the national side’s latest heavy defeats amid reports that the players have been banned from displaying tattoos.Several players in the 6-0 thrashing by Wales last week and in Monday’s 4-1 defeat to the Czech Republic wore bandages on their arms or long sleeves.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lippi apologised after the latest mauling.“The game truly reflected the gap between Chinese football and European football,” said the Italian, who guided his country to World Cup glory in 2006.“Not only compared with European first-class teams like France, Spain and Germany, but also European teams like Wales and the Czech Republic, the gap is all-round,” The Paper quoted him as saying.Chinese fans though pointed the finger at the CFA and said the governing body should be more concerned with the state of the national team than the players’ tattoos.“CFA finally found the problem of Chinese football! The next step should be controls on perms, smoking and haircuts,” one mocked on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.Wu Jingui, coach of Chinese top-tier side Shanghai Shenhua, said they had not been informed of any ban on tattoos.But he told reporters that footballers were public figures in the spotlight.“Of course, everyone knows that tattoos are not easily removed. For future young players, we can only prohibit them from getting tattoos,” he said.“But in terms of this tattoo thing, it is not our major task — our major task is still on improving (as a team).” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In Monday’s defeat by the Czech Republic, midfielder Cai Huikang wore long sleeves that covered up his tattoos and fellow substitute Wei Shihao had a bandage that masked the ink on his left bicep.There has been no official ban from the Chinese Football Association (CFA), but reports in local media say a ruling is imminent and it could be part of a larger move against Chinese sportsmen with tattoos.Lin Dan, regarded as the best badminton player of all time, is among the Chinese stars who would have to cover up.‘Prohibit them’China have improved since the 69-year-old Lippi took over in October 2016, but he was unable to get them to this summer’s World Cup and they have now suffered two heavy losses in five days in front of their own fans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

FMCA Graduates 23

first_imgFord Madden Christian Academy FMCA) Class of 2018 Ford Madden Christian Academy over the weekend held its 13th Senior graduation convocation for 23 senior students who obtained a diploma each. The students completed courses prescribed by the institution  in line with  the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) standard for high school students.The school was founded on February 22, 1996, to promote quality education for “disadvantaged Liberians.”Cllr. G. Moses Paegar, President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) who served as guest speaker, advised the graduates to adopt the right attitude in society, in order to make  wise decisions  that would positively impact their lives.Cllr. Peagar said if the students do not adopt the right attitude at a crossroad, the decision they would make may eventually cause a disaster in their entire lives. He added that the decision to seek higher education or to feel contented with a high school diploma would define what their future would look like.He told the graduates to make decisions that would have a positive impact on other Liberians, because Liberia is in need of qualified teachers, lawyers, doctors, IT specialists, accountants and agriculturalists.Peagar challenged the graduates to continue their academic sojourn, and not to be content with a high school diploma, but to move in a direction that would make them productive and useful citizens.He urged parents never to relent in ensuring that children are given quality education that would make them hardworking persons in society.In his valedictory address, Ansumana M. Siryon encouraged his colleagues to follow their heart and intuition, seek higher education, and not allow others to define their future.Siryon advised his fellow graduates not to allow people who do not have any significance in their lives to influence them in a way that would affect their future and define their dreams and aspirations.“You are your own biggest critic and true judge. Only you can define your real self; no one has the power to do so. We can use the passion in what we do to find who we are, and we can define ourselves by finding the flow of what excites us,” he cautioned his colleagues.He said it is high time that young people look in the faces of those who feel they can be a judge of their future, in order to acquire a sense of prestige, adding that those who demean others are seeking a false sense of security and identity, because the days are over when people must live the lives of others.The Principal, Isaac Wuor, said he is proud that the school is providing a strong education and spiritual backing for students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Controller to audit Children’s Museum

first_imgBut as of Thursday, the museum still needed $1.3million for the contractor, which must pay its subcontractors to keep construction humming. Museum board members remained hopeful even as they scrambled to raise the money. But they also remained critical of City Councilman Richard Alarcón, whose district includes the museum, for not helping raise the money. About $982,000 generated from the sale of methane gas from Lopez Canyon Landfill in Alarc n’s district was to have been used as seed money for a $1million county grant. Instead, the money was put into a trust fund. “It’s easy to call for audits; that’s fine,” said Bruce Corwin, co-chairman of the museum board. “It’s good for us and good for the city. It’s healthy. “I also think the councilman should try to find some money for our project, as are we.” Alarcón, who on Wednesday called for the audit, said he has two concerns about tapping the Lake View Terrace trust fund created after the closure of Lopez Canyon Landfill. “First, the community wants a bigger say in how that money is to be used, and second, there is no guarantee that if we gave the museum the money they would be able to move forward with their plans,” he said. “We don’t want to lose that money. “This is a matter of fiscal accountability by the Children’s Museum. They have to do a better job raising money on the private side.” Alarcón, who assumed the Northeast Valley district seat in January when Alex Padilla was elected to the state Senate, said he also did not have a sense there was great urgency in allocating the trust fund money. “If it had been, I’m sure Padilla would have pushed it through on an urgency basis,” Alarcón said. “He didn’t, and I want to get more information before we go ahead with this.” Padilla, D-Pacoima, who was instrumental in creating the Children’s Museum when he was on the City Council, noted Thursday that the Disney Concert Hall also had financial problems when it was being built. “We have a cash-flow crunch now, as we’ve had in the past. And I’m confident we’ll get past it, as we have in the past,” he said. “I’m taking it all in stride.” Padilla also declined to criticize Alarcón’s decision against tapping the trust fund for the museum. “When I was on the council, I felt, `What better way to invest those dollars from a closed landfill than into the Children’s Museum that’s dedicated to environmental awareness and education?”‘ Padilla said. “But I also respect the fact that Richard Alarc n is the councilman now.” Padilla said he is also looking for ways to obtain state funding for the project, which could include infrastructure bonds that California voters approved last year. The Children’s Museum was supposed to have opened last year on a wedge-shaped site overlooking the lake at Hansen Dam. After construction, the museum would still have to raise an additional $11 million for exhibits. Corwin said he has contacted numerous private organizations in recent days, some of which may contribute funds. He also said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said he’s trying to find some funds. The museum is asking residents to contribute any amount they can – whether it be $5 or $10 or more. “Attitude is the most important thing,” Corwin said. “We’ve got about 20 calls to the private sector, people with deep pockets – every time the phone rings, I’m jumping at it. “People want to help.” Chick said she hopes to have her audit completed soon to allow local officials to decide how to proceed. “I agree that this is a serious situation, and the public must be given an accurate picture of how their money is spent,” she said. Staff Writer Harrison Sheppard contributed to this report. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With concern mounting about funding of the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, City Controller Laura Chick announced Thursday that she will audit the financial activities of the nonprofit group. Her announcement came just days after museum officials warned that construction of the $58 million attraction in Lake View Terrace could grind to a halt next week because of lack of money. About 70 percent of the $36 million raised for the museum has come from public coffers, with private donations falling far below expectations. Museum backers said they have to raise $1.3million by Monday to pay a contractor, or else stop work on the San Fernando Valley’s first and only museum. “This is deeply disturbing,” Chick said. “The city of Los Angeles not having a Children’s Museum has created a tremendous void in our educational and cultural portfolio. “Millions of precious public dollars have been poured into this project, and it is deeply disturbing that construction may be halted.” Museum officials said Thursday that they will do everything possible to comply with the audit. “We will fully cooperate with the audit I believe Ms. Chick will be dispatching to the Children’s Museum,” said Cecilia Aguilera Glassman, who was appointed March1 as executive director for the museum. This week, a donor who wished to remain anonymous gave $500,000 toward the $3.3million owed Matt Construction, museum officials said. last_img

Emery confirms Ramsey has played last Arsenal game

first_img0Shares0000Aaron Ramsey will miss the rest of Arsenal’s season before his move to Juventus © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 1 – Unai Emery confirmed on Wednesday that injured Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has made his last appearance for Arsenal ahead of his move to JuventusRamsey has already agreed to make a lucrative switch to Italian champion Juventus when his Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. The 28-year-old suffered a hamstring injury during the second leg of Arsenal’s Europa League quarter-final victory over Napoli and has now been ruled out for the rest of the season.Emery’s side host Valencia in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday, having lost all three games without Ramsey since he was forced off in Naples.But, even if Arsenal reach the final on May 29, Emery conceded the game would come too quickly for Ramsey to be involved.Asked if there was any chance of Ramsey playing one last game for Arsenal, Emery told reporters on Wednesday: “At the moment we are only in the semi-final, and secondly the prognosis is not okay for this date.“He is important for us. We cannot use him and the danger is always there for a forward player like that.“We have players who can play in that position, but he was in a good moment when he had this injury.“For me it was a good experience to work with every player and with him especially, because he can transmit his energy and he showed me his heart is red with Arsenal.“I wanted to enjoy with him. I said to him one month ago that I wanted to do something important in his last matches with us at the moment – maybe he can come back in the future.”– ‘So important’ –Ramsey, who won three FA Cups with Arsenal, is expected to be fit in time to start pre-season with Juventus, but his absence is a blow to the Gunners’ bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League either by winning the Europa League or finishing in the Premier League’s top four.Arsenal are planning to hold a guard of honour for both the midfielder and team-mate retiring goalkeeper Petr Cech after Sunday’s match against Brighton at the Emirates Stadium — their final Premier League home game of the season.Laurent Koscielny has played alongside Ramsey since joining from Lorient in 2010 and, in a jibe at previous Arsenal players who have left the club during that time, the Gunners defender hailed his team-mate’s attitude since his move to Juventus was announced.“Of course he played so may years here, so important for the club and the players because every season we start the season and we have new players, and I think he gives a lot for the adaptation of the new players,” he said.“What I like about Aaron is that, we know he signs for Juventus, but he is still a professional and always fights for the club and for the team.“Sometimes you have players who have stopped fighting for this team, but I think he has loved this club and that is why he stayed at 100 per cent for us. It shows a great mentality and character.”Mesut Ozil is in the squad for Thursday’s clash with Valencia after missing the 3-0 weekend defeat at Leicester with a bruised foot, while Nacho Monreal also trained following a groin injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Troop cut possible, Bush says

first_imgThe Anbar region is a Sunni stronghold where in recent months there have been significant improvements in security. Administration officials have been touting the gains as evidence that the increase in American troops has proved a success – a word Bush used eight times in his public remarks on Monday. Hadley, briefing reporters, recalled a military intelligence officer’s dire warning a year ago that al-Qaida controlled the provincial capital, Ramadi, and other towns in the region. “Anbar Province is lost,” he quoted the analyst as saying then. Hadley apparently was referring to al-Qaida in Iraq, the homegrown Sunni Arab extremist group that American intelligence agencies have concluded is foreign-led. The extent of its links to Osama bin Laden’s network is not clear. On Monday, after meeting with some of the local Sunni leaders who only months ago led the struggle against the American presence in the region, Bush held up Anbar as a model of the progress that was possible. “When you stand on the ground here in Anbar and hear from the people who live here, you can see what the future of Iraq can look like,” he said. During his visit, Bush did not leave the base, a heavily fortified home to about 10,000 American troops about 120 miles west of Baghdad. Hadley said that planning for the trip had started five or six weeks ago. Administration officials seemed defensive about the notion that the trip was a publicity stunt. They said that Bush wanted to meet face-to-face with Petraeus and Crocker, who are to testify before Congress about progress in Iraq next week, and with Iraqi leaders he has been pressing from afar to take steps toward political reconciliation. By summoning al-Maliki and other top officials to the Sunni heartland, a region the Shiite prime minister has rarely visited, Bush succeeded in forcing a public display of unity. Meeting with the Iraqi leaders in a buff-colored one-story building near the runway, Bush effusively greeted President Jalal Talabani, the last of the five officials to enter the small conference room. The other Iraqi officials there were Vice President Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih, and Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan region.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After talks with Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, the ambassador to Iraq, Bush said that they “tell me that if the kind of success we are now seeing here continues it will be possible to maintain the same level of security with fewer American forces.” Bush did not say how large a troop withdrawal was possible. Nor did he say whether he envisioned any forces being withdrawn sooner than next spring, when the first of the additional 30,000 troops Bush sent to Iraq this year are due to come home anyway. Still, his remarks were the clearest indication yet that a reduction would begin sometime in the months ahead, answering the growing opposition in Washington to an unpopular war while at the same time trying to argue that any change in strategy was not a failure. “Those decisions will be based on a calm assessment by our military commanders on the conditions on the ground – not a nervous reaction by Washington politicians to poll results in the media,” Bush told a gathering of American troops, who responded with a rousing cheer. “In other words, when we begin to draw down troops from Iraq, it will be from a position of strength and success, not from a position of fear and failure. To do otherwise would embolden our enemies and make it more likely that they would attack us at home.” Bush flew with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and his national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, an extraordinary gathering of top leaders in a war zone. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flew to Iraq separately and joined them. AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq – President George W. Bush on Monday made a surprise visit to Iraq for meetings with his commanders and senior Iraqi officials, raising the possibility that some American troops could soon begin to withdraw from Iraq if security gains in recent months continued. Bush spoke during an eight-hour visit to this remote desert base in the restive Sunni province of Anbar, where he had summoned Iraq’s Shiite prime minister, Nouri Kamal al-Maliki, and others to demonstrate that reconciliation among Iraq’s warring sectarian factions was at least conceivable, if not yet a fact. Bush’s visit to Iraq – his third – was a dramatic move with a clear political goal: to set the tone for a series of upcoming hearings in Congress. The hearings are expected to be critical of the administration’s strategy, but Bush tried to pre-empt opponents’ pressure for a withdrawal by hailing what he called recent successes in Iraq and by contending that only making Iraq stable would allow American forces to pull back. To ensure security, the White House shrouded Bush’s visit in secrecy, issuing a misleading schedule that said he would leave the White House on Monday and Air Force One would refuel in Hawaii. Instead, the president left the White House on Sunday night, traveled to Andrews Air Force Base without the usual motorcade and after an overnight flight arrived in Iraq on a sweltering summer afternoon when temperatures reached 110 degrees. last_img read more

Scunthorpe to sign former Swindon star

first_img1 Andy Williams Scunthorpe United are closing in on a deal for ex-Swindon striker Andy Williams.The 28-year-old was Swindon’s top scorer last season after hitting 22 goals for the League One club.But he was released this summer following the side’s play-off final failure and is now on the lookout for a new club.And now Swindon’s League One rivals Scunthorpe are understood to be close to completing a deal to land him.It has even been reported that the former Hereford and Bristol Rovers man has already had a medical with The Iron.last_img

VIDEO: HOW ONE FARM BECAME THE WATERSLIDE CAPITAL OF DONEGAL

first_imgWHO needs expensive day passes to water parks in Spain when you can have one right here at home.So see what Paul McPadden has done….Click here to see his Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202089824992419 VIDEO: HOW ONE FARM BECAME THE WATERSLIDE CAPITAL OF DONEGAL was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Serial-robber suspect held

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventJohnson is suspected of holding up H&J Liquor, Canyon Market, EZ Stop Liquor, Fox Liquor, King Liquor and Country Market in Canyon Country and Lil Pleasures, Circle K, Oak Tree Liquor and Quick Stop Liquor #4 in Saugus. “This guy started in January of ’05 in Glendale,” said Glendale police detective Jeff Newton. “He did six robberies in our city, with the last in July of ’05. We were talking to other agencies and found out that there was an earlier series in the (San Fernando) Valley that LAPD was handling.” Newton said that similarities in video surveillance tapes from Glendale and Santa Clarita, including statements made to victims and the robber’s clothing, led them to link the cases. “Suddenly this series started in Santa Clarita in January and evidence left at the scenes matched one of our robberies,” Newton said. “It was getting to where he was hitting two times a week and it was going to get ugly fast, especially since he used a handgun and wasn’t afraid to shoot people.” Newton said Los Angeles police have linked Johnson to about 20 robberies in the city. CANYON COUNTRY – A Canyon Country man suspected in a string of armed robberies in Santa Clarita and Glendale was arrested last week and could face further charges in a series of nearly 20 holdups in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday. Christopher Johnson, 22, was arrested April 6 by Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives who followed him to the Thrifty Shopper liquor store in Canyon Country while he was under surveillance. He was arrested as he cased the store from the parking lot, detective Dan Stanley said. “Based on the evidence collected from the suspect and a subsequent search of his residence, we believe he acted alone in a series of armed robberies,” Stanley said. His bail was set at $3.5 million bail. According to a sheriff’s report, the Santa Clarita series of robberies occurred in evening hours from Jan. 3 to April 4. All but one occurred at liquor stores on busy streets or intersections. In each of the incidents, the robber had a firearm, and in two instances, the weapon was fired. There were no injuries. The District Attorney’s Office filed 26 counts Tuesday against Johnson in connection with 10 robberies and one attempted robbery in Santa Clarita and six robberies in Glendale. Johnson was being held at Men’s Central Jail. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in San Fernando Superior Court. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Wins First of Three Exhibition Contests

first_imgEnzuguzi, a freshman who was a standout at Linn-Mar High School, was assisted on his goal by junior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.). Taylor, a graduate transfer from Marquette University, was assisted by freshman Erik Sigman (Cincinnati, Ohio). “Saturday’s game was a great way to kick off the fall preseason,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “It was very pleasing to provide all of the squad with an opportunity to play as it gave the staff the chance to see our new players in a competitive setting. We are happy for Leroy and Jake getting on the score sheet in their debut as Bulldogs. We have a very young, but exciting, team this year so it was good for them to kick off the season with a solid performance and result.” Drake has a 30-man roster with 18 returners and 12 newcomers vying to earn playing time. This season, Drake who lost a very talented and decorated senior class from 2016, will lean on a group of four seniors, a pair of redshirt juniors and a duo of juniors. That talented group will help lead 10 returning underclassmen and 12 newcomers on the roster. Gabe Edel (Greenwood, Ind.), Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), Mason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.) and Aleksi Touminen (Helsinki, Finland) are set for their final seasons while Paul Ciszeweski (Germantown, Wis.) and Ben Troester (Iowa City, Iowa) are redshirt juniors and Jaimes and Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) are juniors. All eight have played significant minutes in their respective careers. Enna is Drake’s top returning goal scorer with five last season. Drake now turns its attention to its second exhibition match, another home contest, as traditional power, Notre Dame, visits Cownie Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Fighting Irish blanked Omaha, 2-0, in their first exhibition on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. Following Wednesday’s action, the Bulldogs will host their final exhibition game on Sunday against Northern Illinois at 3 p.m. The Huskies will play their first exhibition Tuesday afternoon at Loyola.center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Newcomers Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) and Jake Taylor (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) each scored a goal for the Drake University men’s soccer team in a 2-1 win over Iowa Western on Saturday, Aug. 12 evening at Cownie Soccer Complex in Drake’s first exhibition contest of the preseason. Drake begins the regular season at Xavier on Aug. 27. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Bees again linked with Paterson, Sun say Forest want £1m

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…The Sun say Nottingham Forest want £1m for Jamie Paterson and that Brentford are battling with Huddersfield to sign him. The 24-year-old winger has impressed while on loan at Huddersfield, who are said to be keen to snap him up on a permanent deal.Brentford were recently linked with Paterson as he previously played under Bees boss Dean Smith at Walsall.Smith insisted last month that he was not pursuing a deal to sign Paterson.Smith has denied that Brentford are looking to sign PatersonMillwall defender Christian Mbulu is on Chelsea’s radar, again according to The Sun.The 19-year-old has impressed since being signed from non-League Brentwood Town last year and the Blues are said to be showing an interest. Meanwhile, speculation continues over the future of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that he is likely to leave Chelsea.Begovic has been frozen out since Thibaut Courtois’ return from injuryEverton and Norwich City are said to have shown an interest in the 28-year-old, who was signed from Stoke last summer.Begovic deputised for Thibaut Courtois earlier in the season but has been out of the picture since the Belgian’s return from a knee injury.With Antonio Conte widely reported to be in the frame to take over as Chelsea boss, the Telegraph also believe the Italy coach has identified Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan as a potential signing.The newspaper also believe Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, who has been linked with the Chelsea job, plans to stay put and wants to re-sign Blues striker Diego Costa for the Spanish club.Costa continues to be linked with a return to SpainMetro say the arrival of Nainggolan could mean John Mikel Obi leaves Stamford Bridge.And Italian media reports continue to suggest that Chelsea are interested in Juventus’ former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more