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Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton
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Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton

  The Red Devils captain praised the ability of the midfielder to respond to adversity following criticism of recent performances   Manchester United captain has hailed the excellence of playmaker Bruno Fernandes as he helped the Red Devils secure a 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Portuguese had been the subject of criticism for his display in the shock 2-1 Champions League loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek but bounced back impressively as United recorded their third Premier League win of the season. Fernandes scored twice in the first half, although there was some debate as to whether striker Marcus Rashford had touched the ball en route to the net for the second, before setting up Edinson Cavani to score his first goal for the club.
Fati blow for Barcelona after teenage sensation suffers knee injury
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Fati blow for Barcelona after teenage sensation suffers knee injury

The 18-year-old forward was replaced at half-time against Betis by Lionel Messi and looks set to miss Spain's next international fixtures Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati suffered a muscle tear during his side's 5-2 victory over Real Betis, the club confirmed on Saturday. Fati, 18, started for Barca in the absence of Lionel Messi from the first XI as the Catalans looked to bounce back from a run of poor form in La Liga. But he was only able to complete the first 45 minutes, during which Barca struggled to overcome the Seville side as they entered the break tied at 1-1.
Sessegnon reveals online racist abuse as Tottenham slam ‘repulsive’ messages
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Sessegnon reveals online racist abuse as Tottenham slam ‘repulsive’ messages

The talented wide-man called out the messages as his parent club also provided support Ryan Sessegnon has become the latest footballer to cop racist abuse on social media with Tottenham and Hoffenheim throwing their support behind the winger. The 20-year-old, who is on loan at Hoffenheim from Spurs this season, shared messages of abuse sent to him on his own Instagram story. Sessegnon was subjected to profanity in the messages and was called a 'slave' by the fellow Instagram user, who has since deleted their account.
Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan
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Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan

Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.   The 22-year-old Brazilian will now undergo a mandatory period of self-isolation.   The club also revealed that no other positive results were recorded from the latest round of testing except Militao.   A statement from Madrid said: 'Real Madrid would like to inform that our player, Eder Militao, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning.   'All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.   'The club would like to confirm once again that everyone...
I love Napoli but we’ll see what happens – Koulibaly ‘calm’ amid Liverpool links
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I love Napoli but we’ll see what happens – Koulibaly ‘calm’ amid Liverpool links

As rumours continue to swirl about a possible Premier League move, the star defender insists he loves his current club Kalidou Koulibaly insisted he loved Napoli, but said "we'll see what happens" amid speculation over his future. Koulibaly, 29, has regularly been linked with a move away from the Serie A side, with Liverpool among the Premier League suitors reportedly interested in the defender. The Senegal centre-back is contracted at Napoli until 2023, with the club being able to keep hold of the defender despite the frequent links with a big-money move.
Neymar limps off with injury during PSG’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir
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Neymar limps off with injury during PSG’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir

The winger lasted just 26 minutes in his side's second group stage match before being replaced by Pablo Sarabia Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was forced out of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir as the Brazilian star limped off with an injury. Neymar was forced off inside half an hour in Instanbul with match still scoreless as PSG faced the Turkish side in the second match of the group stage The winger was forced out after 26 minutes, having previously come off the pitch a few minutes earlier due to an apparent injury.
Barcelona “Accept Requirement” To Join European Super League According To Josep Bartomeu
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Barcelona “Accept Requirement” To Join European Super League According To Josep Bartomeu

  Outgoing Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has confirmed the club have "agreed terms" to join a European Super League in the future. Bartomeu announced his resignation on Tuesday evening after six years at the helm of the Catalan giants. But in his final press conference as a member of staff, he dropped the huge news that the club would be involved in a potential super league in the future. The 57-year-old stated per barcacentre: "I can announce extraordinary news... Yesterday we accepted the requirement to participate in a future European Super League that will guarantee the economic sustainability of the club. Today we have accepted the new format of the Club World Cup." News emerged earlier this month that Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool were pr...
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club
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Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club

Jeremy Wisten has reportedly taken his own life after being released by the club   Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.   According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.   Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player. The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult tim...
Barcelona players backed by Spanish Footballers’ Association in pay cut showdown
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Barcelona players backed by Spanish Footballers’ Association in pay cut showdown

According to the union, the Camp Nou club could see themselves wrapped up in legal battles if they attempt to push through their current plans The Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) has thrown its support behind Barcelona's playing staff, who were not present on Wednesday as club officials held a meeting to discuss a blanket wage reduction for all staff members. It is reported that those in charge of the Catalan side are looking to reduce all salaries, club-wide, by around 30 per cent, but players have made it known via burofax that they will reject any proposal made by the club as they have not been given the chance to sit in on discussions. The players want to be involved in the talks – which are set to culminate within 15 days – before any action is taken and will more th...
Andre Ayew: Swansea City boss Steve Cooper grateful for Ghana star’s performance
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Andre Ayew: Swansea City boss Steve Cooper grateful for Ghana star’s performance

The Jack Army boss reflects on Tuesday's Championship fixture at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium Swansea City manager Steve Cooper is delighted by Andre Ayew's effort to help the club snatch a 1-1 draw in their English Championship encounter with Coventry City on Tuesday. In his first match after becoming a club centurion on Saturday, the Ghana international netted a 41st-minute goal to draw his side level after Jordan Shipley gave the home side a 19th-minute lead. Swansea came into the game on the back of a surprising 2-1 home loss to Huddersfield Town, a match in which the 30-year-old capped his 100th appearance for the Jack Army with their consolation goal.
Rivaldo convinced Isco considering Real Madrid exit due to James Everton success
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Rivaldo convinced Isco considering Real Madrid exit due to James Everton success

  Barcelona great Rivaldo believes Isco will be considering his future at Real Madrid. Rivaldo believes that Isco could take inspiration from James Rodriguez, who went from being a fringe player at Los Blancos to becoming Everton's star man, with three goals and four assists from his first six matches. Isco, meanwhile, has had just 147 minutes under Zinedine Zidane across four appearances this term, failing to score or assist in 2020/21. "Isco has had great days at the club and was an important member of the squad for a lot of time, but it's not happening for him at the Bernabeu any longer, so he might look to James Rodriguez's situation as a good example of how to successfully move on," Rivaldo wrote in his Betfair column this week. "The Colombian attacker is shooting ...
Brighton boss Potter delighted with deal for Welbeck: Undoubted pedigree
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Brighton boss Potter delighted with deal for Welbeck: Undoubted pedigree

      Brighton boss Graham Potter is delighted with their deal for Danny Welbeck`. The former Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford forward has agreed a one-year deal with Albion. Potter said, “We are delighted to have Danny joining us. He will complement our existing striking options. “He's got an undoubted pedigree, and he is quick and technically very good. He will add to our attacking threat and we are thrilled to add another player of his experience and quality." The Manchester-born 29-year-old began his career at Old Trafford. He played close to 100 games for both United and Arsenal. He has 42 caps for England, and has scored 16 times for his country. Technical director Dan Ashworth added, “I think Danny's arrival concludes what we feel has ...
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Mulaudzi, Mbane, Ramalepe, Simpore and Dabda help Dinamo-BSUPC win maiden Belarusian league title
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Mulaudzi, Mbane, Ramalepe, Simpore and Dabda help Dinamo-BSUPC win maiden Belarusian league title

Yuri Maleev's side has won the top-flight crown for the first time, after victory over Minsk, with the Africans playing a crucial role Rhoda Mulaudzi, Bambanani Mbane, Claudia Dabda, Salimata Simpore and Lebogang Ramalepe made history with Dinamo-BSUPC as their side won the Belarusian Women's Premier League title for the first time. Cameroon's Dabda, Burkina Faso's Simpore and South Africa's Mbane joined the Belarusian newcomers this April, while Banyana duo Mulaudzi and Ramalepe arrived at the club in July. The five Africans had helped their club edge Minsk to claim a first-ever Belarusian Women's Cup in September and, this time they were impressive to ensure a third win over the holders to seal a double.
Barcelona coach Koeman: Of course Messi is angry about Suarez
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Barcelona coach Koeman: Of course Messi is angry about Suarez

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman insists there shouldn't be surprise with Lionel Messi's outburst last week. Messi has voiced his outrage over the way Luis Suarez has been treated by Barca this summer. Koeman said: "I think it's normal that a player is a little sad when a friend of his leaves the club after so many years together. It's part of football. "But the most important thing for me is how Leo's been in training and games. In training, he's been an example for everyone. I have not seen a day when he's seemed affected. He returned after a day off really motivated. "He has shown it in training and he will show it in games. There are no doubts about Leo in that sense." Suarez signed for Atletico Madrid on Friday and could make his debut for Diego Simeone's side against Gr...
‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players
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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up. A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut. Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola's side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.
Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig
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Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig

The Spaniard is viewed as a future prospect at Camp Nou but his short-term future could lie elsewhere Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has told Riqui Puig he should leave the club on loan. Puig, 21, has been linked with a move from Barca, and played no part in Saturday's 1-0 Joan Gamper Trophy win over Elche at Camp Nou. The young midfielder joined La Masia in 2013 and made his La Liga debut in early 2019 before making 12 appearances in all competitions for the first-team last season.  
‘I’m the same guy, the same principles’ – Mourinho says he has lost no passion after 20 years in management
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‘I’m the same guy, the same principles’ – Mourinho says he has lost no passion after 20 years in management

The Portuguese coach says he sets his Tottenham Hotspur side out with the mentality that they want to win every game they play Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists that he has not lost his passion for management after 20 years at the top level. The Portuguese first managed with Benfica in 2000 then moved to Uniao de Leiria and Porto, where he won the Champions League, before switching to England. Successful spells at Chelsea and Inter followed, but his star began to wane at Real Madrid, where he won only one league title in three years at the club.
Chelsea target Mendy is a ‘great goalkeeper’ & ‘deserves’ summer move, says Rennes team-mate Da Silva
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Chelsea target Mendy is a ‘great goalkeeper’ & ‘deserves’ summer move, says Rennes team-mate Da Silva

The French defender does not want to see prized asset leave the club, but concedes that he is ready to step up to the next level Chelsea target Edouard Mendy is a "great goalkeeper" and he "deserves" a summer move, says Rennes captain Damien Da Silva. Goal has reported that Chelsea are looking to push through a €28m (£25/$33m) deal for Mendy by the end of the week, having seen an opening bid of €20 million (£18m/$24m) rejected. The 28-year-old shot-stopper helped Rennes finish third in Ligue 1 last season, and the Blues are eager to bring him in to compete with Kepa for the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.
“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona
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“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona

Former Barcelona and Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, has stated that he is happy Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barcelona, but warned the club to sign more players so the club won't be reliant on Messi. Messi wanted to leave Camp Nou recently, but changed his mind after his father and agent, was warned by the club that he could face legal issues if he doesn't obey his contract. Eto’o who played for Barcelona between 2004 and 2009, scoring 130 goals and winning eight titles there, says he is happy that Messi is now settled for the season “I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house, but at Barca, we need other players with Blaugrana DNA. Messi alone is not enough,” Eto’o said at a La Liga event as reported by TuttoMercato. “You need to look for players on t...
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club
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Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club, saying he is not going to leave the club again, despite his attempt to force an exit from the club this summer. Messi, 33, wanted to activate a clause that would allow him opt out of his contract, but after a meeting between his father and the club, he has now reversed course and committed his future to Barcelona. In a Friday September 4 interview with Goal, Messi admitted he felt frustrated after a season that saw Barcelona go trophyless and finished with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final. He said he wants the best for the club and always wants to win with the club. “I will continue at Barca and my attitude will not change no matter how much I have wante...
Chelsea players in quarantine ahead of Premier League restart
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Chelsea players in quarantine ahead of Premier League restart

The club have declined to reveal the identity of the players, although they did confirm a number of them are now in isolation At least four Chelsea players have been forced to quarantine in line with government guidelines, the club confirmed on Wednesday.  The Blues squad underwent coronavirus testing at the end of last week upon their return to training, in line with Premier League protocol ahead of the new season which begins on the weekend of September 12.  While it's unclear whether any members of Frank Lampard's squad tested positive, the club have confirmed a handful of their players are now in quarantine.  "We have a number of players that are following government guidelines regards quarantine but we are not briefing or confirming names," Chelsea expl...
Sobhi: Huddersfield Town confirm offers from Al Ahly, Pyramids and Zamalek
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Sobhi: Huddersfield Town confirm offers from Al Ahly, Pyramids and Zamalek

The Championship club gave an update on the transfer situation of the Egyptian winger Huddersfield Town CEO Mark Devlin has confirmed offers from Al Ahly, Pyramids and Zamalek for the permanent signing of Ramadan Sobhi. The Egyptian Premier League clubs have backed their interest in the 23-year-old winger with formal bids but the Terriers are yet to make a decision. Sobhi has spent the last one-and-half seasons on loan at Al Ahly after struggling to settle in at Huddersfield in 2018.
Bayern wary of Man City-slayers Lyon
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Bayern wary of Man City-slayers Lyon

Corentin Tolisso says treble-chasing Bayern Munich should be wary of his former club Lyon in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final as the "greedy" Bavarians look to build on their demolition of Barcelona. "From a German point of view, perhaps Lyon's the least known team. But against Manchester City, we all saw what this team is capable of," warned France midfielder Tolisso, who joined Bayern from Lyon in 2017. "We will never underestimate them. When the big games come up, Lyon is always there. "No team can reach the semi-finals by chance," added the 2018 World Cup winner, who is likely to start on the bench on Wednesday. Two second-half goals by substitute Moussa Dembele helped Lyon dump Pep Guardiola's City out of the Champions League and Bayern have no intention of fol...
David Beckham’s club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player, Blaise Matuidi on free transfer
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David Beckham’s club, Inter Miami confirm signing of first star player, Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami FC, the US based football club owned by former Manchester United and England captain, David Beckham, has confirmed the free signing of it's first star player, Blaise Matuidi, after the France World cup winner was released by Juventus. Matuidi made 133 appearances for Juve, also winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana as well as lifting the World Cup with France in 2018. Matuidi, 33, will play for Inter Miami CF on August 22, and will wear the No.8 shirt, the club has confirmed. Beckham told the club website: "I couldn’t be happier to welcome my friend Blaise to Inter Miami. He is an exciting and gifted player and a great person. "To have a World Cup winner of Blaise’s quality in our new team is such a proud moment - for us as owners and for our fans. F...
Arsenal Offer to Pay Off Ozil’s £18m Contract
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Arsenal Offer to Pay Off Ozil’s £18m Contract

Arsenal offer to pay off Ozil’s £18m contract Arsenal are ready to reach an agreement over Mesut Ozil’s £18m contract nightmare, the UK Mirror reports. The Gunners will make an offer to pay the German playmaker off or reach a deal to subsidise his £350,000-a-week wages if he joins another club. Ozil is into the last year of his deal with the club and is not ready to leave the Emirates. The 31-year-old is ready to sit out the last months of his contract, but Arsenal want to find a compromise to help free up money in their wage bill for transfer business this summer. Ozil did not play a single minute for the Gunners after football returned in June. He was also not allowed to join the rest of the squad to Wembley for the FA Cup final against Chelsea and travelled to Tur...
Champions League: Sarri Speaks on Juventus vs Lyon Being his Last Game
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Champions League: Sarri Speaks on Juventus vs Lyon Being his Last Game

Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri, has insisted his job is safe at the club, even if they don’t overtun a 1-0 deficit to Lyon in the Champions League on Friday. Earlier this month, Sarri led the Turin club to a ninth successive Serie A title. However, the Bianconeri lost four of their 12 matches after the restart. Sarri is aware that despite the domestic dominance, the true test for any Juve coach comes in the Champions League, which they have not won since 1996. “I don’t think it will be my last match,” Sarri told reporters on Thursday, when asked if he thought he would be axed if the team is eliminated. “I think I’m dealing with top-level managers – they’re not amateurs. They’ve already made their evaluations, independently of the result tomorrow. “This qu...
Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates
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Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie, has named his top five Red Devils teammates from during his time at the club. Van Persie joined Man United from Arsenal for £24million. The Dutch star went on to almost single-handedly secure Legendary Man United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 13th and final Premier League title. He netted 26 goals in 38 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford, and seven years later he has now picked out the five players he enjoyed playing with the most when he was a Man United player. “It is hard to answer because most of them were impressive in their own style,” Van Persie told So Foot. “[Nemanja] Vidic was a warrior. He put his head where normally it is scary to do so. He did anything to win. “[Rio] Ferdinand, he was more ‘...
Barcelona President Gives Latest Update on Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez
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Barcelona President Gives Latest Update on Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona’s president, Josep Bartomeu, has disclosed that the club have held discussion with Inter Milan over a transfer move for striker, Lautaro Martinez. DAILY POST had reported that Martinez is one of Barcelona’s top targets this summer, but the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means they are unlikely to meet the player’s £97million buy-out clause. “We held conversations with Inter a few weeks ago [over a transfer for Lautaro Martinez], but the negotiations are not ongoing at the moment. We are evaluating things,” Bartomeu told TV3. “The league and the Champions League are not finished, so we have to evaluate our priorities. We have also to make considerations on internal factors to face the crisis that the club is facing. “Right now, we cannot think about maki...
DJ Cuppy mocks her ex-club Arsenal after they lost 2-1 to Tottenham
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DJ Cuppy mocks her ex-club Arsenal after they lost 2-1 to Tottenham

Nigerian disc jockey, Ifeoluwa Florence Otedola alias DJ Cuppy has mocked her ex-club Arsenal after they suffered a 2-1 lose to Tottenham Hotspurs. It should be recalled that few weeks ago, the female DJ took to social media to withdraw her membership from Arsenal‘s fan base amid tears and disappointment. Cuppy subsequently became a Manchester United fan, got officially welcomed by the club and received a free signed jersey from Ighalo. Following her departure from the club, Arsenal immediately and surprisingly returned to her winning ways and Nigerian Gunners kept trolling her on twitter for being Arsenal’s problem. However, yesterday being Sunday July 11, Arsenal locked horns with the Spurs but the outcome was a catastrophic and humiliating one for the Gunners. Lacaz...
Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed when he may leave the club and return to Germany. The German also said it is not clear at the moment whether he stays in football after the Liverpool job. The former Borussia Dortmund manager says he will manage Liverpool for the next four seasons. Klopp has spent five years at Liverpool after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. He has guided the Reds to a Champions League trophy and their very first Premier League title in 30 years. He signed a new contract at Anfield in December 2019, which tied him to the club until 2024, should he avoid being sacked. Asked if he was planning on returning to Germany, Klopp told SWR, “Definitely to live, after my career. Most likely even to Mainz.” On how long he’ll rema...
Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future
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Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants Paul Pogba to sign a new deal with the club. Pogba has long been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid or former team, Juventus. He admitted last year that he was looking for a “new challenge”. The France midfielder made just eight appearances in all competitions during an injury-hit season before the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the 26-year-old has impressed since the restart. Having recently signed Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay to new deals, Solskjaer is optimistic the club can also secure the long-term future of Pogba, whose current contract is due to expire next year, although United have the option of triggering a one-year extension. “I can’t comment on discussions between players and the ...
How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger
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How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed how he convinced the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, to snub a move to Liverpool for the Blues. Chelsea officially completed the signing of Werner for £53 million from Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig last week, seeing off competition from Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge next month. But Rudiger has now disclosed that he was in constant dialogue with his fellow compatriot throughout the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to persuade him to join Frank Lampard’s side ahead of Liverpool. “Like everyone, I am very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I am looking forward to working with him,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website. “I...
‘There’s something wrong when De Gea sets for shots’ – Bosnich points out technical flaw in Man Utd keeper’s game
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‘There’s something wrong when De Gea sets for shots’ – Bosnich points out technical flaw in Man Utd keeper’s game

The man who once served between the sticks at Old Trafford himself has highlighted the reasons behind the Spanish shot-stopper's recent slump in form Mark Bosnich has pointed out a key technical flaw in David de Gea's game, insisting "there is something wrong" when the Manchester United goalkeeper "sets for shots". De Gea carved out a reputation as arguably the finest goalkeeper in world football during his first eight years on United's books, having arrived at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011. The Spain international has been named the club's player of the year on three occasions, with his performances between the sticks helping to limit the damage during a frustrating transitional period for the club.
Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club
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Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club

Valladolid’s president, Ronaldo de Lima, has welcomed Inter Milan striker, Alexis Sanchez to join the club once the summer’s transfer window opens. Sanchez is currently on a season-long loan move at Inter Milan from Manchester United. The Chilean international has failed to shine at Old Trafford, following a swap deal move from Arsenal in January 2018. The 31-year-old scored only three times in 32 Premier League matches for Man United, before leaving for Italy. But Ronaldo has now offered Sanchez the chance to revive his career at the Spanish La Liga club. “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he’s gone,” Manchester Evening News quoted Ronaldo as saying. “He has a lot of quality. “If he doesn’t succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their door...
Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal
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Lampard Reveals how Chelsea Beat Liverpool to Timo Werner Deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that his conversations with Timo Werner, convinced the striker to join the club ahead of Liverpool. The 24-year-old was consistently linked with a move to Anfield, but the Blues agreed a £47.5 million ($59m) deal with RB Leipzig for the player. Werner will sign a £170,000-a-week contract with the west Londoners. It is believed that one of the reasons Liverpool ended their interest in the German, was due to the financial issues caused by COVID-19. “He’s got huge talent, had a fantastic season this year but before that as well. Where we probably couldn’t do as much business in the last couple of windows for whatever reasons, it’s given us a chance to see some youth have more time in the team. “But we were very clear about th...
Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane will Leave Manchester City for new Club
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Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane will Leave Manchester City for new Club

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that winger, Leroy Sane will leave his side for a new club at the end of the 2019-20 campaign or next summer. Guardiola stated this on Friday, at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s Premier League clash against Burnley on Monday. Sane’s current deal with Man City will end next summer. The 24-year-old has so far rejected several offers from Man City to extend his contract at Etihad. “Leroy said he does not want to extend his contract,” Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website as saying. “It means he wants to leave. So that’ll happen this summer or at the end of his contract. “The club offered 2 or 3 times, and he rejected it. He wants to play at another club.” Guardiola added: “I’m ...
Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer
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Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier has announced that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will be leaving the club this summer. The 21-year-old youngster has been in top form for the club, scoring 13 goals in 25 appearances as Lille finished the 2019/20 season in fourth place. Back in May, Lille owner Gerard Lopez revealed that 'multiple offers' have been made for the Nigerian star. Coach Galtier has now confirmed that Arsenal target Osimhen and one of his teammates, Gabriel will leave the club. Speaking at a press conference, the Lille manager said: 'Regarding Victor and Gabriel, yes, I've known for a long time that they're leaving.' 'They're working hard with us in the meantime. We're working on the players who are currently here and those likely to replace them. 'Of c...
“I Want to go Back to Nigeria so Bad” – US Rapper Cardi B
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“I Want to go Back to Nigeria so Bad” – US Rapper Cardi B

US rapper who has openly declared her love for Nigeria and Nigerians severally revealed that she really wants to come back to Nigeria. Looks like Nigerians should look forward to having Cardi B in Nigeria again as the music star who visited Nigeria in December 2019 and nicknamed Chioma B declared that she really wants to be back to Nigeria “soo bad”. She revealed this while reacting to a social media post saying she was trending in Nigeria with over 18,000 tweets. In response, Cardi B wrote; I wanna go back sooo  bad. See some reactions to the post below. I want you to go back as well, those Instagram stories u posted was just too lit Loudly crying face – @Badbihparty_ She misses everything. The food, the people, the trips, Nigeria is an am...
What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash
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What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has hailed Bruno Fernandes’ impact at Manchester United since his arrival. The Red Devils sealed a deal for Fernandes in January transfer window. Since then, the midfielder has scored three times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and laid on a number of assists. Mourinho welcomes United in a Premier League clash on Friday night. Addressing the media today ahead of the game, he said about his compatriot: “He’s a good player, he plays in a good team in a big club. And normally good players, sooner or later, they adapt and they perform. “In this case he arrived and he found the team also in a good period, a good period of results. I think he’s doing very well.”
Ex-Fulham and Getafe star Derek Boateng advises Atletico Madrid’s Partey on Arsenal link
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Ex-Fulham and Getafe star Derek Boateng advises Atletico Madrid’s Partey on Arsenal link

The 27-year-old has been encouraged to pursue happiness in his quest for success Former Getafe and Fulham midfielder Derek Boateng has advised in-demand Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Teye Partey to prioritise success in deciding his club future. The 27-year-old is reportedly a top priority of Arsenal while Manchester United, PSG and Chelsea have also been mentioned as possible destinations. This season, he has so far made 25 league appearances for Los Rojiblancos, starting 22 of the games and scoring twice.
Easy Decision to Offer new Deal to ‘Badass’ Mertens, Says Napoli President De Laurentiis
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Easy Decision to Offer new Deal to ‘Badass’ Mertens, Says Napoli President De Laurentiis

The Belgian looks set to remain at Stadio San Paolo beyond the expiration of his existing contract this summer Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the club have offered talismanic forward Dries Mertens a new deal. Mertens joined Napoli from PSV for a mere €10 million (£9m/$11m) in the summer of 2013, and has since gone on to write his name in the record books at Stadio San Paolo. The 33-year-old has racked up 303 appearances for the Gli Azzurri over the last seven years, scoring an impressive 122 goals across all competitions.
23 Health Workers Infected as Enugu Confirms 22 new Cases of COVID-19
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23 Health Workers Infected as Enugu Confirms 22 new Cases of COVID-19

The Enugu State Government has confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the State. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State to 57. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, confirmed this in a statement in Enugu on Monday, adding that out of the 57 cases, 23 are health workers. “The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since the last update which have (cases) been updated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). “The state has 57 positive cases, 26 active cases, 26 discharge and five deaths, 23 out of the 57 cases are health worker infections,” the statement read. He appealed to residents to stay at home and wear facemasks when outside their homes to curb...
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Nigerian-born Footballer, Arnaut Danjuma Reveals he Was Mistakenly Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

Nigerian-born footballer, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, who plays as a winger for Bournemouth, has revealed he was mistakenly arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the UK just days before the Coronavirus lockdown. The 23-year-old who was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a Dutch father and Nigerian mother recalls how he was walking through Bournemouth town centre in order to get some food when police apprehended him. Speaking with The Sun, the Netherlands international said: 'Suddenly there was a police car there and two police officers came out of it. One said, "Put your hands on the fence!" 'I asked, "What did I do?" They said, "Put your hands on the fence, shut up!" 'So I put my hands on the fence and asked again, "What did I do?" They said to wait for the other officers...
Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale
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Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale

'Chelsea is ready to sell at least four players this summer, as it looks to oversee a huge squad overhaul ahead of next season. According to The Times, Chelsea wants to raise funds by offloading some of its defenders, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen this summer. Frank Lampard’s side is keen to sign Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell this summer’s transfer window. Chilwell has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole, has since advised the club to prioritise a move for Chilwell this summer. “I would love to see Chilwell here,” Cole told talkSPORT. I think he’s a quality player. “I have heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I would like to see hi...
Former Chelsea star Mikel surprised Liverpool forward Salah reached stardom
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Former Chelsea star Mikel surprised Liverpool forward Salah reached stardom

Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel admits he was surprised at how Mohamed Salah developed since leaving the club. Salah was at Chelsea earlier in his career, before moving to Roma and then coming back to the Premier League at Liverpool. He struggled under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, but grew at Roma and has flourished under Jurgen Klopp. Mikel and Salah were teammates at Stamford Bridge. "When Salah came to Chelsea, he was a young boy, but he had a nice personality and everyone loved him," Mikel told OnTime Sports. "He was very disciplined, we were close friends, talking a lot and joking a lot, he was a good friend. "I believed in his development, but frankly I did not imagine that he would reach the quality that he has now."
James is a ‘real player’ but hasn’t capitalised on his ‘advantages’ at Real Madrid, says Mendieta
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James is a ‘real player’ but hasn’t capitalised on his ‘advantages’ at Real Madrid, says Mendieta

A former Liga star doesn't think the Colombian playmaker has made the most of his opportunities in the Spanish capital Gaizka Mendieta has described James Rodriguez as a "real player", but says the Real Madrid star hasn't capitalised on his "advantages" since joining the club. James played a starring role in Colombia's run to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals, attracting attention from a number of Europe's top clubs in the process. Madrid won the race for his signature later that summer, tying the midfielder down to a six-year contract after agreeing a £71 million ($90m) deal with Monaco.
Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United
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Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, has praised Odion Ighalo's impact at the club since joining in January while explaining what differentiates him from other strikers at the club. Last week, the Nigeria striker’s loan deal at Manchester was extended until January 2021 after his impressive three months of playing at the club after joining on an initial five-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Giggs who won 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils before becoming a coach first at Manchester United then at Wales, is delighted Ighalo will be staying at Manchester United for the next six months. "He's different, he's a centre forward whereas the other players can play out wide,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "He gives you something extra off the bench when he's...
‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk
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‘Arsenal won’t sell Tierney, he’s an exciting talent’ – Parlour not convinced by Leicester transfer talk

The former Gunners ace has seen it suggested that a Scottish full-back could be reunited with ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium Kieran Tierney may have sparked talk of a reunion being put in place with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, but Ray Parlour cannot see Arsenal agreeing to part with “a very exciting player”. The Gunners only moved to snap up a highly-rated Scotland international during the summer of 2019. Tierney had seen a move to England mooted for some time, with the decision finally taken to head for north London as he severed emotional ties with his boyhood club in Glasgow.
#JusticeforDjEvolve: DJ Evolve Allegedly Shot Twice in the Neck by Politician in Kenya
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#JusticeforDjEvolve: DJ Evolve Allegedly Shot Twice in the Neck by Politician in Kenya

Kenyans have taken to their social media page to call for justice for DJ Evolve who was allegedly shot twice in the neck by a politician, Babu Owino at the club using hashtag #JusticeforDjEvolve. The Kenyan DJ and performer Felix Orinda, popularly known as DJ Evolve, was allegedly shot in a club in January 16, 2020 after a misunderstanding with politician MP Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino, representing Embakasi East. According to reports, eye witnesses at the club claimed it all began with an argument between the DJ and the politician who teased each other about the size of their guns. Witnesses who were at the club said it all began with banter between the two, who teased each other about the size of their guns. It is not clear if DJ Evolve also had a gun or if gun was a euphemis...