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Chelsea breaks up 3 players including a Plymouth Argyle striker after June

Chelsea has just decided to break up 3 players after the contract expires at the end of June.

Willian and Pedro agreed to stay at Chelsea until the end of the 2019-20 season instead of the end of June as the contract stated. Pedro has almost completed the transfer agreement to AS Roma within 2 years.

Willian is not sure whether to go or stay

The former Barcelona winger will immediately go to Rome for medical examination after joining the campaign. But Willian’s future is still a big question mark. Despite being offered an extension, the Brazilian midfielder declined due to a disagreement over the number of years in the contract.

Willian is still the goal of Tottenham and Arsenal but the parties have not agreed on the terms, but the three names are different. The three members from Chelsea Academy are Josh Grant, Richard Nartey and Marcel Lavinier.

They were all announced that they would part ways with the club after June 30, none of which made their first-team debut for Chelsea. But all are important parts of the success of the Blues youth teams in recent seasons. Grant (21) has had loanings with Yeovil Town and is currently Plymouth Argyle, Former defender U18 and U20 England can move to the third division (League One) is Bristol Rovers.

Nartey, who also plays in a center-back position like Grant impressed on loan at Burton Albion this season. However, he has yet to find a new club, Lavinier, who has dual British and Portuguese nationality, is only 18 years old. He has only played for Chelsea since his teenage years and has yet to find a new club.

Before Chelsea, MU also announced that he would part with nine young players from Demetri Mitchell, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Ethan Hamilton, Dion. McGhee, Largie Ramazani, George Tanner, Aidan Barlow, Kieran O’Hara and Alex Fojticek. In the Premier League, the biggest names who have become free agents since July 1 are Nathaniel Clyne, Jordon Ibe, Ryan Fraser and Joe Hart.

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Multi-sports hub focused on community sport recommended for New Plymouth Raceway

A multi-sports hub has been recommended to be established at New Plymouth Racecourse by independent experts.

Sport Taranaki commissioned Global Leisure Group and 106 Architects, which were responsible for Christchurch’s Ngā Puna Wai Sports Complex, to come up with a master plan for a sports hub in Taranaki.

A response to frustration felt by sports codes over a lack of facilities, the investigation was endorsed by the region’s three district council’s last year.

Sport Taranaki chief executive officer Michael Carr said basketball was an example of a sport that was missing out. The New Plymouth Basketball Association needs 87% more indoor court space than they can access at the three-court TSB Stadium. New Plymouth is one of only 4 regions, the others including West Coast, Gisborne, and Northland, without a six indoor court facility.

Carr, who backed the recommendation for a multi-sports hub, said a second hockey turf and more volleyball courts were also envisaged.

Sport Taranaki has been a vocal critic of the $50 million repair and upgrade of the quakeprone Yarrow Stadium, arguing it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work towards a genuine multi-sports facility.

The Taranaki Regional Council, the stadium’s owner, is forging ahead with its plans for Taranaki and Yarrow residents have already started paying a 25-year targeted rate for the project.

Carr said if the proposed hub catered for the 16 sports groups already involved, at least 15,000 people a week could use it for practices, games, events and tournaments.

That figure didn’t include potential and recreational users, he said.

Taranaki Racing also supported the concept. The consultants will go on to work alongside stakeholders in order to draft concept plans and explore governance models and this should be completed by June 2020.

The intention is to develop a master plan for the next Draft New Plymouth District Council Long Term Plan to be released for public consultation in early 2021.