Chennaiyin FC in ISL Auction Draft 2017 live updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 23, 2017 15:02 IST

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15:02 (IST)23 JUL 2017

15:02 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The drafts for the India based players has been completed and what remains to be added are the overseas players who will add some flair and star value to the ISL.

14:58 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin had a subpar start to the drafts with a number of failed attempts at an Instant Trade. They returned strongly and they should be satisfied with their activity in the window

14:49 (IST)23 JUL 2017

14:49 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The final round of the draft has kicked off with Chennaiyin FC making their pick. They have chosen Shahinlal Meloly, a goalkeeper who plays for Chennai City in the I-League

14:42 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Abhishek Bachchan announces Chennaiyin's next pick to be Francisco Fernandes who earlier played as winger for FC Pune City. He joins for a sum of Rs 20 Lakh

14:34 (IST)23 JUL 2017

14:33 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin FC make their pick for Round 13 in the form of 25-year old midfielder Sanjay Balmuchu. He signs on for a salary Rs 8 Lakh

14:21 (IST)23 JUL 2017

14:21 (IST)23 JUL 2017

14:20 (IST)23 JUL 2017

14:20 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin have been resurgent in the drafts after suffering a few disappointments in the first five rounds. They now make the first pick of Round 12 in the form of Dhanpal Ganesh who makes his return to the team for a salary of Rs 44 Lakh

14:15 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin FC make their pic for Round 11 in the form of Mohammed Rafi. The 35-year old plays as striker for the DSK Shivajians in the I-League 

14:07 (IST)23 JUL 2017

14:06 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The lunch break is done and dusted; We will be returning with the live coverage of the drafts shortly.

13:30 (IST)23 JUL 2017

A light hearted interaction with the press as Abhishek Bachchan thanks journalists for finally getting Jeje Lalpekhlua to speak.He says, " This is the most Jeje has spoken this year and I thank you (the media) for that."

13:26 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Abhishek Bachchan: "Very well prepared, but everyone feels the pressure." "I wouldn't say there is added pressure."

13:25 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin FC's press conference is starting and Abhishek Bachchan will be addressing the press.

13:11 (IST)23 JUL 2017

There will now be a break for lunch and press conferences. The draft will resume at 2 PM for the final five rounds. Stay tuned.

13:10 (IST)23 JUL 2017

13:07 (IST)23 JUL 2017

13:07 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Not a single successful negotiation so far and the trend continues. Keenan Almeida remains a Chennaiyin player.

13:06 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The Tamil Nadu based side have had a disappointing draft so far and they now go for Keenan Almeida. The right back also attracts interest from ATK who show their willingness for an instant trade.

12:58 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Round 10 of the draft begins will begin with Kerala Blasters taking the first pick. This will be the final round before another strategy and press interaction break.

12:49 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:49 (IST)23 JUL 2017

A lot of reunions in the previous round with Reagan Singh, Aiborlang Khongjee and Seiminlen Dounglee returning to their ISL teams

12:47 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Round 9 begins with Chennaiyin FC going for Pawan Kumar. The goalkeeper will be playing for Chennai after no other club bids for the goalkeeper. He will command a salary of Rs 25 Lakh 

12:41 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:41 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin FC make their 5th pick in the form of Fulganco Cardozo. The centre back commands a salary of Rs 30 Lakh and will reinforce the club's defence.

12:38 (IST)23 JUL 2017

In case you missed out on the Round 7 proceedings:

12:36 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The confusion is cleared and Jamshedpur have their man.

12:33 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The draft is heating up now and there has been a glitch. Jamshedpur FC go for Jerry Mawhmingthanga but the image projected on the screen is wrong, leading to confusion in the Jamshedpur ranks 

12:31 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:29 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:29 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The negotiations fail again and Chennaiyin FC have their man

12:28 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin's first pick in Round 7 and they go for Germanpreet Singh who commands a salary of Rs 12 Lakh. Delhi Dynamos have shown interest in negotiating for the central midfielder. Chennai fans will be hoping for the failed negotiation trend to continue.

12:22 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:17 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:16 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin FC's pick and they go for Dhanachandra Singh. The left back, who plays for Mohun Bagan in the I-League, will ply his trade for the Abhishek Bachchan owned club in the upcoming ISL season

12:12 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:12 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Time for Chennaiyin to pick their player and they go for midfielder Bikramjeet Singh. The 24-year old will play for Chennaiyin FC for a salary of Rs 53 Lakh

12:08 (IST)23 JUL 2017

12:07 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The negotiations yield no result and Harmanjyot remains a Bengaluru player. 
With this failed negotiation attempt, Chnnaiyin have finished their quota for Instant Trades for the day

12:06 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Bengaluru FC want Harmanjyot Khabra in their team but Chennaiyin want to negotiate for an instant trade for the player who commands a salary of Rs 53 Lakh. Will we see a different outcome this time around?

12:01 (IST)23 JUL 2017

And after the break for press interactions and strategy discussions, the auctions are back with round five.

11:32 (IST)23 JUL 2017

There will be a break at the end of the 4th round for press interactions and strategy building. Stay tuned for important updates during the break and we will return with minute-by-minute coverage of the auctions shortly.

11:17 (IST)23 JUL 2017

11:17 (IST)23 JUL 2017

11:13 (IST)23 JUL 2017

11:13 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Chennaiyin FC have their first pick of the draft and they go for midfielder Thoy Singh who will be playing for the Chennai club for a salary of Rs 57 Lakh 
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