Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni say he will hold further talks with Lionel Messi over his return to international action.Messi has not featured for Argentina since they were eliminated by Kylian Mbappe inspired France in the last 16 of the 2018 FIFA world cup.The Barcelona playmaker has also given no indication over whether he will play international football again, with Argentina beginning preparations for next year’s Copa America.Argentina Coach Scaloni who replaced Sampaoli’s says he is planning to hold further talks with the talismanic forward after they met when the Copa Libertadores final second leg was played in Madrid in December.“I do not talk very often with Messi, but we have a relationship,” Scaloni told FourFourTwo on Friday.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“We are going to try for him to join us in 2019, we have pending talks and we are optimistic that it will be positive.“For us it is something important. Any coach would like to coach him, myself more than any.”Speaking last month, Messi’s Argentina team-mate Mauro Icardi said he hopes the Barcelona star can be persuaded to return to the fold.“He’s the best player in the world and we all hope he comes back with us, especially with the Copa America coming up,” Icardi told TyC Sports after a friendly win against Mexico.
Kolkata: State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb in the Assembly said that his department has been exploring tourism potentials at Sabujdweep in Hooghly and Plassey in Nadia along with many others.In reply to a question on an MLA, the minister told the House that steps have been taken to promote Sabujdwip as a major tourist destination. A process has been started to set up a jetty there. The minister also said that there some litigations. After the legal issues are resolved the development works would be carried out in a full swing. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe minister also told the Assembly that there are plans to develop Plassey in Nadia which carries a historical significance. A gate would be set up to commemorate the historical event. State Heritage Commission has given certain directives which his department will adhere to, Deb added. He also pointed out that all possibilities are being explored to make it a favourite tourist place. There are mainly two islands in Sabujdweep. One is of around 55 acre and the other of 44 acre. The work to develop it as an eco-friendly cultural tourism spot was initiated. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to sources, the state Tourism department has taken up steps to create infrastructure to develop cultural tourism destinations at places including Jharkhali in South 24-Parganas, Sabujdeep at Balagarh in Hooghly and Gajoldoba in North Bengal. In each of these places, there will be a separate area exclusively for performance of artistes. At the same time local artisans will be making handicrafts in these tourist spots and can sell the same to tourists. The minister also reminded the House that many development works have been carried out Murshidabad as well where a large number of people visit every year. The Motijheel had already been renovated by the Tourism department.