Mohamed Elneny’s agent has revealed that AC Milan were among multiple clubs that tried to sign his client in last winter’s transfer window but would not comment on rumours linking the midfielder with a January move to San Siro.The Egypt international saw his playing time with Arsenal dry up last season, as the midfielder made just 17 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners. Elneny nearly left the club last January, but his agent said he ended up staying in north London despite interest from the Rossoneri. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “Milan and Roma tried to sign the player during the last winter transfer window,” Alaa Nazmy told Time Sport. “But the negotiations didn’t work then, and he received more than one offer as well.”Elneny stayed with the Gunners but eventually left the club this summer to join Besktas on a season-long loan. Nazmy, though, said that the Turkish side were far from the only interested team in taking Elneny on loan, with offers from England and Spain as well. “Elneny received a lot of offers last summer, led by Leicester City, West Ham United and Valencia, but Besiktas managed to settle the deal with Arsenal,” Nazmy said.Elneny has made three appearances for Besktas thus far in 2019-20 amid reports that Milan could return with another bid in the upcoming winter transfer window.Stefano Pioli’s side are reportedly concerned that Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie could make a move to the Premier League and have targeted Elneny as a potential replacement. Nazmy would not deny that his client could join Milan, but also insisted that Elneny could return to north London to play for Arsenal again when his loan in Turkey expires.”I can’t talk about the renewal of the Milan negotiations to sign Elneny during the next transfer window,” Nazmy said.”(Arsenal manager Unai) Emery didn’t ask for [Elneny’s] departure from Arsenal because of his performance, but [Elneny] demanded to take a chance to develop his performance and return again. “It is possible for him to play with Arsenal again and it still remains strong.”Besiktas are off to a surprisingly slow start to the season, currently sittting in 12th position in the Turkish Super Lig with two wins, two draws and three losses from their opening seven games.
Former Ohio State guard JaQuan Lyle will play basketball for New Mexico beginning in 2018-19. He will sit out his first year, per NCAA . Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorMonths after junior guard JaQuan Lyle quit Ohio State’s men’s basketball team, he has reportedly found a new home. Lyle is headed west to play for and attend New Mexico, according to TheLoboLair.com.He will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, per NCAA transfer rules, since he has not graduated. Lyle was arrested and charged for three misdemeanors – public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct – May 13. Later that day, an Ohio State spokesman told The Lantern Lyle had quit the team April 11.Tuesday evening, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann told season ticket-holders that he did not expect Lyle to return to Ohio State. He said he consulted the players on a decision about whether to entertain Lyle’s return.“We’ve also involved our entire team in some of those decisions that were made,” Holtmann said. “Obviously they were here and I wasn’t.”Last season, Lyle averaged 11.4 points per contest and led the Buckeyes with 142 assists in 31 games, including 24 starts. He was the final player from Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class on the Buckeyes’ roster. Now, all five are enrolled and playing at different universities.Lyle isn’t the only former Ohio State men’s basketball player in the state. A.J. Harris, who was also a member of the Buckeyes’ 2015 recruiting class, transferred to New Mexico State after the 2015-16 season and will be eligible to play this upcoming season.