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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede, Ajayi Sign Peace Accord
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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, Jegede, Ajayi Sign Peace Accord

Governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) competing in the Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, Eyitayo Jegede and Agboola Ajayi, respectively, on Wednesday, signed a peace accord, with a pledge to shun violence during the election. The three major governorship candidates promised to allow peace reign during the election and eschew any act that may undermine the peace pact. The signing of the peace accord ceremony, organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC), was attended by the Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mammud Yakubu and traditional rulers from Ondo State. Others at the cere...
The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day
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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day

Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool made a mistake by not signing Manchester United's Sergio Romero as a backup goalkeeper following Adrian's woeful display against Aston Villa. Adrian replaced the injured Alisson and conceded seven goals as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Villa on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp was thought to be in the market for a keeper after Liverpool's No.1 suffered a training ground injury which will keep him out of action for a reported four to six weeks. But the German boss failed to bring anyone in on deadline day with Redknapp suggesting they missed a trick. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: "You would have thought he (Romero) might have gone to Liverpool. "Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton. "If Alisson is out for a while, ...
Man United Reaches Agreement With Porto To Sign Alex Telles
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Man United Reaches Agreement With Porto To Sign Alex Telles

MANCHESTER UNITED has reportedly reached an agreement with Fc Porto for the singing of Brazilian star, Alex Telles on a five-year contract. According to a seasoned Sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano the Portuguese accepted United's bid of €15m plus add ons because the player forced the move - he only wanted to join Manchester United. The Portuguese club risk seeing him leave for free at the end of the season if they don't cash in now. The 27-year-old left-back joined the Portuguese champions in 2016 from Galatasaray and scored 13 goals with 12 assists in 49 appearances last season. PSG and Man City were said to be interested in his signature, but United has finally won the race for the Brazilian who is in the last year of his deal at Porto. United were reported to be inter...
AC Milan Sign Dalot From Man United As Full-back Moves On Season-long Loan
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AC Milan Sign Dalot From Man United As Full-back Moves On Season-long Loan

AC Milan have completed the signing of Diogo Dalot on loan from Manchester United. The 21-year-old full-back joined the Red Devils from Porto in 2018 in a deal worth £19 million ($24m) but he has been unable to seal a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team, making 35 appearances and scoring just one goal in all competitions. Hailed by then-United boss Jose Mourinho as "the best full-back in Europe" in his age group after completing the move to England, the Portugal Under 21 international struggled to get going at Old Trafford but reiterated his desire to succeed at the club in June, *He said: "It feels good to start feeling confident again and feeling comfortable with my fitness. I'm going to push hard and make sure that I deserve to play here. That's why I signed to come he...
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Sevilla expecting new offer from Man City for Jules Kounde

Sevilla are expecting an offer from Manchester City for Jules Kounde. Marca says City failed with an opening offer for the 22-year-old defender, but they haven't given up on securing his services just yet. Pep Guardiola has become a big fan of the Frenchman and how he plays, so he doesn't want to let the opportunity to sign him pass him by. City have the money to pay for Kounde's transfer fee and are the only contenders for his signature - it's just about convincing Sevilla to let him go. Kounde has a release clause of 80 million euros at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, which City won't match. Their first offer of 50 million euros plus five million in add-ons is expected to rise the second time around - and this time Sevilla could find it hard to say no.
Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit
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Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit

Arsenal is eager to sign in Jorginho from London rivals Chelsea, according to Sky Sports. Jorginho is one of the midfielders the Gunners are keen on, with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also on their radar. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was Pep Guardiola’s assistant when Manchester City came close to signing Jorginho from Napoli in 2018. However, the Italian international appears to be part of Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea and captained the side in both of their Premier League games so far this season. While Arteta continues to search for a new midfielder, it looks as though they will be without Lucas Torreira for the 2020/2021 season as he nears a move to Atletico. The LaLiga side is keen to take the Uruguay international on loan and retain the option ...
Maritimo Sign Richest Player In The World
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Maritimo Sign Richest Player In The World

    The so-called 'richest footballer in the world,' Faiq Bolkiah has moved to Portugal to sign for Maritimo, having previously been on the books at Leicester City. Faiq is known by the moniker as the richest player in the world due to his father Jefri Bolkiah, who is the Prince of Brunei and brother of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. The family fortune is reported to stand at around $28 billion, as of October 2019, which means that Faiq's family is richer than most club owners as well. Faiq is 22-years-old and had previously played in England and signed for Leicester in 2016. He has now signed for Maritimo in the Primieria Liga, having never actually played for the Foxes. On signing for the Funchal based side, the winger said, "This is the best place to...
Real Madrid Rejected Chance To Sign Dele Alli
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Real Madrid Rejected Chance To Sign Dele Alli

Zinedine Zidane rejected the chance to bring Dele Alli in on loan as part of the deal to take Gareth Bale back to Tottenham because of comments the player made in 2017, according to reports in Spain. With Bale on the verge of completing his stunning return to White Hart Lane, it is reported that Alli was offered up to Real Madrid in a bid to supplement the Welshman’s mammoth £500,000-a-week wages. However, according to repoters, Zidane vetoed the move after he was left furious by Alli’s comments in 2017 that he ‘should’ve scored a hat-trick’ in Spurs’ 3-1 win over Real in the Champions League. The 24-year-old bagged a brace in the impressive group-stage win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, which saw Tottenham conquer the reigning European champions at Wembley. After the match, A...
Edo Election: Candidates Sign Peace Accord
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Edo Election: Candidates Sign Peace Accord

With the Edo State governorship election barely four days away, candidates of political parties today signed a Peace Accord. The deal which was organised by the National Peace Committee was held in Benin City, the state capital. In attendance is the Chairman, National Peace Committee and former Head of State, Abdulsalam Abubakar, member of the committee and Catholic Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah among others. Also, members of the political, traditional, and religious circles were there to witness the signing, to pave way for the smooth conduct of the exercise. Speaking to Channels Television, a member of YIAGA Africa’s board, Ezenwa Nwagu, said the accord is necessary following the previous narrative that suggests the drums of war in the election. Accor...
NBA Rules: Lawyers Sign Petition To Strip Malami Of SAN Title
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NBA Rules: Lawyers Sign Petition To Strip Malami Of SAN Title

Over 380 lawyers have signed a petition demanding that the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, be stripped of the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. The petition, started on Change.org by Izu Aniagu, is titled, “Sign to strip Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria”. Aniagu predicated his petition on the recent unilateral amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 by Malami. He said the unilateral amendment was a threat to the rule of law, coupled with Malami’s other alleged wrongdoings, such as “disobedience to court orders, to his lacklustre prosecution, to his outright failure to prosecute, to allegations of corruption and bias against his person, to the usurpation of office, to shielding of ...
Everton Sign Doucoure From Watford
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Everton Sign Doucoure From Watford

Everton completed their midfield rebuild with the signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford for a reported £20 million on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has agreed a three-year deal, with the Toffees having the option of a fourth season. Doucoure becomes the third midfielder to sign for Carlo Ancleotti’s men in the past week after the arrivals of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and Brazil’s Allan from Napoli. “I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy,” said Doucoure. “I had some interest from other clubs but from the beginning when Everton showed an interest in me I told my agent to focus on Everton. It was the only club I wanted to join.” The Frenchman played 129 Premier League games in four seasons at Vicarage Road and was direct...
Everton sign Brazilian Allan on a three-year deal for £21m from Napoli
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Everton sign Brazilian Allan on a three-year deal for £21m from Napoli

Brazilian midfielder Allan is Everton’s first signing of the summer Everton have signed Brazilian midfielder Allan from Napoli on a three-year contract for a fee believed to be around £21.7m. Allan is Everton’s first signing of the summer and the move reunites him with former Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti. “It is a real pleasure to sign for Everton. I am immensely happy to be here,” said the 29-year-old. Everton are also closing on deals for Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Allan played 61 games under Ancelotti at Napoli, and he says the Italian did “everything possible” to bring him to Goodison Park. Allan added: “I hope, like I have done in my entire career, I contribute with my performances together with my team-mates and that I put in...
Leeds United Sign Spanish International Rodrigo
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Leeds United Sign Spanish International Rodrigo

Leeds United have announced the signing of Rodrigo Moreno Machado from Valencia CF for a club record transfer fee of about £27m. The 29 years old Spanish International can operate as a supporting striker, striker or winger and has completed a medical and signed a four year deal with the whites. Rodrigo was directly involved in 11 Goals in 27 La Liga Games last season. He scored 4 goals and assisted a further 7 for Valencia last season. This is a huge signing Marco Bielsa has pulled off as they hope to make a statement in the premier league this season.
Chelsea Sign Kai Havertz From Bayern Leverkusen
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Chelsea Sign Kai Havertz From Bayern Leverkusen

The Blues have completed the signing of second German international this summer with Kia Havertz putting his signature on a five-year contract. The transfer of the young, highly rated attacking midfielder from Bayer Leverkusen follows on from the purchase of Timo Werner from another Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, and is in addition to the recruitment of Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as Frank Lampard’s squad for the forthcoming season takes shape. We have also signed young French defender Malang Sarr who is going out on loan with a view to gaining more experience before he is involved. Havertz had this to say on becoming a Chelsea player. ‘I am very happy and proud to be here, For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all t...
Enyimba Sign ASC Kara Of Togo Goalkeeper John Bariyima On A 3-year Deal
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Enyimba Sign ASC Kara Of Togo Goalkeeper John Bariyima On A 3-year Deal

In order to have a fruitful season, Nigeria Professional Football League Club Enyimba continued its preparations with the acquisition of new goalkeeper. Apart from its participation on the domestic scenes, People’s Elephant are one of the Nigeria clubs that will take part in the CAF inter-club competitions. Enyimba FC new signing, John Bariyima Enyimba on Saturday confirmed the capture of ASC Kara of Togo goalkeeper John Bariyima Noble on a 3-year deal. The coming of Noble will further strengthen the goalkeeping department of the Aba Millionaires who already has reliable Theophilus Afelokhai. Enyimba finished second on log in the concluded season after the usage of points per game ( PPG) formula.
Done Deal: Man Utd Sign Van De Beek From Ajax On A 5-Year Deal
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Done Deal: Man Utd Sign Van De Beek From Ajax On A 5-Year Deal

Donny van de Beek has completed a medical in the Netherlands ahead of his £40m move from Ajax to Manchester United. The deal, which is thought to be in the region of €39m, plus another €5m in add-ons, is now imminent and could be completed before the Netherlands' upcoming Nations League matches. The 23-year-old had his medical while with the Netherlands squad ahead of their games against Poland (September 4) and Italy (September 7). He will travel to the UK after those fixtures. United have scouted Van de Beek extensively, with the player left out of Ajax's squad for the Dutch champions' friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday amid rumours of an imminent move away. Van de Beek helped Ajax reach the 2018-19 Champions League semi-finals, scoring four goals along the way and...
Stuttgart Fan Starts €900m Fundraiser In Bid To Help Club Sign Lionel Messi
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Stuttgart Fan Starts €900m Fundraiser In Bid To Help Club Sign Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi's future is dominating football and one Stuttgart fan has taken matters into his own hands to try to help his club sign the Barcelona star. Tim Artmann has set up a fundraising page with a target of €900million (£805m) to try to stump up the cash for the Bundesliga side to acquire the Argentine international. After five days since its creation only €262 (£234) has been donated to the cause, but Artmann has revealed that if the target is not met or Messi departs to another club the donated amount will be given to a water charity. The description on the GoFundMe page reads: 'We VfB fans are collecting money to pay for Lionel Messi's transfer. 'In the event that the planned amount is not reached on time or Lionel Messi joins another club, 100 per cent of the money rai...
Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva On A Free Transfer
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Chelsea Sign Thiago Silva On A Free Transfer

During his eight years in the French capital, the Brazil international centre-back won seven Ligue 1 titles among the huge haul of 25 trophies he has collected with Les Rouge et Bleu. Though he turns 36 in September, Thiago Silva was still in prime form in 2019-20, topping the division's 'passes completed' chart with 95.5% of his attempts reaching their target. With 204 league games, including 200 starts for PSG, Thiago Silva last season went past former teammate Blaise Matuidi to move level with Dominique Rocheteau in 14th on the club's all-time appearance makers chart. With 154 wins in those 204 league games, PSG have won 73.5% of their matches with Thiago Silva in the side compared to 66.3% without him.
Chelsea Sign Malang Sarr On A Free Transfer
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Chelsea Sign Malang Sarr On A Free Transfer

Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and former minister of agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh spoke on the security challenges facing the North today and the search for solution, backwardness of the region in education, industry and agriculture. He also said the North cannot make progress in the midst of the mindless attacks and killings, which have enveloped many communities in the geographical region. He spoke with SAXONE AKHAINE in Kaduna. Is the ACF disturbed over the killings in the country, particularly in the North?  Of course, ACF is disturbed over the incessant killings in the North. As the chairman of the forum, am equally disturbed too over the mindless killings. It is totally baffling when criminals enter a village to kill women and children, sometimes, old pe...
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Chelsea Owner, Roman Abramovich Approves £150m to Sign Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Declan Rice

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has approved £150 million in transfer fees for the club’s director, Marina Granovskaia, to sign Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz and West Ham United’s Declan Rice this summer, according to the Express UK. Chelsea has already spent £80 million to sign Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively but the Blues manager, Frank Lampard, is desperate to continue spending after guiding the West London club to a fourth-place finish in the 2019/20 Premier League season. Chilwell, Havertz and Rice have repeatedly been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer transfer window. Chelsea is already closing a deal for Chilwell worth a reported £50 million. Chilwell has been Lampard’s top targ...
Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United  Interest
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Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United Interest

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has finally spoken out on the speculation surrounding his future, as Manchester United continue their bid to sign him this summer. United have missed an August 19 deadline set by the Bundesliga outfit to complete a transfer. However, the Red Devils are still interested in Sancho, who is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority ahead of the new season. “I try not to look at the media because I think once you start looking at all that it would be easy to get carried away with it,” Sancho told Soccerbible. “It can affect players. For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch. Especially in training. “I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff. I’d rather keep my h...
Stoke City To Sign John Mikel Obi On A 1 Year Deal
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Stoke City To Sign John Mikel Obi On A 1 Year Deal

Stoke City are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi on a one-year deal. The former Nigeria captain, 33, is a free agent having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March. Earlier this week he told BBC Sport Africa he was open to a return to English football. Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017. He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup with the London side. After leaving Stamford Bridge he joined Chinese side Tianjin TEDA and had a brief spell at Middlesbrough in 2019. Mikel won 89 caps for Nigeria, playing in two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, befo...
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...
New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately
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New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately

Former Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni, has urged new Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba this summer transfer window. Pogba played alongside Pirlo during their team at Juventus. But Toni believes the France World Cup winner would be the “ideal gift” for Pirlo to start building Juventus midfield ahead of next season. “Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I do not know if that is possible, but it would certainly be the best option. “Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. “He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team. “I do not know what system he will use, and I do not think it matte...
Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire
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Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has said Lionel Messi will retire at the club in “three or four years”. Messi has a deal with the Nou Camp side until June 2021 and is yet to sign a contract extension. The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spain this summer. Inter Milan are believed to be monitoring his future with Barca and are ready to offer him a bumper deal. However, Bartomeu does not think Messi will leave. “It is not just me that says so. Leo has always said it, that he wants to end his professional career at Barcelona. “I think it’s the club of his life. It’s a man for a club and it’s the best club for him. “I am certain that the contract extension will happen. I have no doubt that Leo Messi in three, four, many years to come will ...
Arsenal Emerge Favourite to Sign Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho
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Arsenal Emerge Favourite to Sign Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal have emerged favourite to sign Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners are now in pole position to sign Coutinho ahead of Tottenham, Leicester City and Newcastle United. Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has been working on securing a move to England for his client. Joorabchian has close ties with members of the Arsenal chiefs including Raul Sanllehi, the head of football who is leading negotiations for a deal to sign Coutinho this summer. David Luiz and Cedric Soares, who are both clients of Joorabchian, recently signed new deals at Arsenal. Joorabchian’s relationship with the decision-makers at Arsenal could greatly influence Coutinho’s next move. This is coming after Coutinho had asked Arsenal for an extensi...
Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd
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Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that he spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo, before deciding to sign Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has become an instant hit at United since joining in a £67.7million deal from Sporting in the January transfer window. The Red Devils had extensively scouted the Portugal midfielder, but Solskjaer wanted to find out more about the 25-year-old before approving the deal. Fernandes and Ronaldo know each other well from playing together with the national team. “We’ve got the chief scouts who do all the scouting, we’ve got the analysts who analyse and break everything down to the minutest detail. But you can see that with your eye really what talent and quality you’ve got,” Solskjaer told the High-Performance Podcast. “Then you...
Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer
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Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer

A 12-year-old boy who went viral with his song protesting police killings of African Americans in the US, has been signed by Warner Records.= Keedron Bryant first posted his acapella gospel song titled "I Just Wanna Live" on his Instagram account on May 26, the day after another African American, George Floyd, was killed by a white policeman in the city of Minneapolis. Bryant's producer took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that Warner Records has signed him. Bryant’s song I Just Wanna Live, about his fears growing up as a black man in America, will be released today, June 19, which is the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the US. “Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble,” Bryant sings in the video posted to IG. The orig...
Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign Timo Werner
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Chelsea Football Club has reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign Timo Werner

The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Blues, and will remain at the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season. He will link up with his new team-mates in July, subject to passing a medical examination. One of the most feared young strikers in Europe, Werner is renowned for his pace, movement, link-up play and finishing ability. At Leipzig he has most often been deployed in a front two, but he can also play out wide in a front three or as the central striker. He is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. After finding the net again against Fortuna Dusseldorf last night, he has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers. TIM...
Setback for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as Trademark Application for their Archewell Foundation is Rejected
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Setback for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as Trademark Application for their Archewell Foundation is Rejected

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's application to trademark their new charitable organisation Archewell has been rejected. Documents seen by The Sun UK reveal that Harry and Meghan's application was turned down because they did not sign the document and they did not pay all the required fees. The paperwork, which was submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on March 3, was also said to be "too vague". The couple, whose documents were filed by the Delaware-based law firm Cobblestone Lane LLC, have since been sent an "Irregularity Notice" by the patent examiner at the USPTO. The examiner was asked to review the application for the non-profit organisation, which the couple had hoped to launch this year, on May 26 and has since sent a number of changes w...
Nantes sign Nigeria winger, Moses Simon permanently from Levante
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Nantes sign Nigeria winger, Moses Simon permanently from Levante

The French top-flight club have triggered the option to sign the Super Eagles attacker on a permanent deal after his impressive loan deal Nantes have completed the signing of Moses Simon on a four-year deal from Levante. The Nigeria international will have the opportunity to continue his impressive performances in Christian Gourcuff's team after he was named the Canary of the Season for the 2019-20 campaign. Simon joined the Canaries on a temporary deal from Levante last summer after struggling to make an impact in La Liga last season. Before the early conclusion of the French season, the Super Eagles winger contributed nine goals and eight assists in 30 appearances for Nantes and he also helped them finish 13th in the Ligue 1 standings. The 24-year-old's permane...
Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative
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Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, this summer’s transfer window. This is as reported by a British newspaper, Daily Express on Monday. Man United view Ndidi as a viable alternative to Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, one of their priority targets for this summer. The Red Devils are seriously looking at Ndidi as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, plots to add strength to his midfield this summer ahead of next season. Ndidi has drawn the interest of Man United in the past. The Nigerian international, who has also drawn the interest of PSG in the past, is expected to cost around £50million. The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Foxes will expire in 2024. Speaking on his future recently, Ndidi insisted that he is d...
Man Utd Reportedly Offered to Sign £250,000-a-week Rodriguez From Real Madrid
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Man Utd Reportedly Offered to Sign £250,000-a-week Rodriguez From Real Madrid

Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign £250,000-a-week winger, James Rodriguez from Real Madrid this summer’s transfer window, according to The UK Sun. Rodriquez is keen to leave Real Madrid this summer in order to get more regular first-team football The 28-year-old was among the four players Zinedine Zidane’s side wanted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season. Man United are one of the most attractive options for Rodriquez. Rodriquez was once valued at around £100 million by Real Madrid. The Colombia international returned to the Los Blancos last summer after spending two years on loan at Bayern Munich.
Roma turned down chance to sign Barcelona target Lautaro for €8m, claims striker’s agent
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Roma turned down chance to sign Barcelona target Lautaro for €8m, claims striker’s agent

Inter are demanding a huge fee for the Argentine striker this summer, but their Serie A rivals could have bought him for a fraction just two years ago Roma had the chance to sign Lautaro Martinez from Racing for a bargain fee months before Inter snapped him up, according to the striker's agent. Martinez impressed with the Argentine side, scoring 27 times in 59 appearances to earn a €23 million (£20m/$26m) move to Inter in the summer of 2018. He has gone on to become a star in Italy and has netted a total of 16 goals in all competitions this season. While he has three years left on his contract with the San Siro outfit, Barcelona have made him a top transfer target and are said to be lining up a summer bid, though Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has warned they will have to mat...
Sassuolo director Carnevali adamant they don’t want to lose Boga
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Sassuolo director Carnevali adamant they don’t want to lose Boga

Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali has reaffirmed their intentions to keep hold of Jeremie Boga. The former Chelsea wing-back is sought by clubs across Europe. “When he arrived here with us, few knew who Boga was, so our scouting department deserves credit for finding this talent and our coach Roberto De Zerbi for helping him to grow," Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali told Rai Radio 1. “He has many offers from Italy and abroad. Sassuolo made a real effort to sign him outright and now we will evaluate the situation. The objective is to keep him with us, because we must have a project and focus on growth. Sacrificing the biggest names is sometimes necessary, but not always. “Boga will continue to have clubs clamouring for him, and it'll be good for us if he continues to get...
Tottenham Board Gives Mourinho Condition to Sign Willian from Chelsea
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Tottenham Board Gives Mourinho Condition to Sign Willian from Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur board have told manager, Jose Mourinho, that he must first sell one of his attacking players if he wants to sign Chelsea’s Willian this summer’s transfer window, according to the Daily Star. Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, believes Mourinho has enough options in the wings and will not sanction a move for Willian. The newspaper also reports that Mourinho may likely sell Erik Lamela to accommodate Willian’s arrival this summer. Mourinho coached Willian during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese gaffer is keen to work with the Brazilian international again. Willian’s contract at Chelsea will expire at the end of next month.
Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal
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Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal

Odion Ighalo is likely to sign a £400,000-per-week deal when he returns to Shanghai Shenhua, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old looks set to leave Manchester United in the coming days, after his Chinese Super League club asked him to return ahead of the delayed restart of the season. Ighalo’s loan deal with the Red Devils ends on May 31. Although United have expressed a desire to keep the Nigerian striker for longer, Shanghai have so far turned down all approaches. The Chinese club has also offered Ighalo a two-year contract extension, which will see him earn around £400,000 per week. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Ighalo, who has scored four goals in eight appearances, but is said to be “relaxed” about the si...
Barcelona cannot afford Inter star Martinez, claims Zamorano
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Barcelona cannot afford Inter star Martinez, claims Zamorano

The forward has been strongly linked with a move to Camp Nou, but the ex-Nerazzurri star is certain the striker will remain in Italy Barcelona cannot afford to sign Inter star Lautaro Martinez, according to former Nerazzurri striker Ivan Zamorano Argentina international Martinez is reportedly a target for Barca and La Liga rivals Real Madrid after scoring 18 times in 33 appearances this campaign. Inter are rumoured to have already considered Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani as a replacement, but Zamorano "has no doubt" Martinez will still be at San Siro next season due to the financial constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Owen Advises Man Utd on Permanent for Ighalo
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Owen Advises Man Utd on Permanent for Ighalo

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has advised the club to sign striker, Odion Ighalo, on a permanent transfer. Ighalo has impressed in his short spell at Old Trafford since joining Man United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The 30-year-old’s loan spell expires at the end of May, and United want to see if the Premier League returns or is called over, before deciding on Ighalo’s future. But Owen expects the Red Devils to pursue a permanent deal for the Nigerian star despite having Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at their disposal. “I think Ighalo has been a good fit for Man United and when you sign players you have got to get the right fit,” Owen told talkSPORT. “It is not always about getting the best name. It is...
Dimitar Berbatov Reveals Player Chelsea Should Sign as Hazard’s Replacement
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Dimitar Berbatov Reveals Player Chelsea Should Sign as Hazard’s Replacement

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has urged Chelsea to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger, Kai Havertz, as former Blues star, Eden Hazard’s replacement at Stamford. Hazard left Chelsea last summer for Real Madrid, but Berbatov believes Havertz could replace the Belgium international at Chelsea, adding that the 20-year-old German star has excellent quality. “I think it’s interesting to see Chelsea linked with him, they have not really replaced Hazard since he left and it was always going to be difficult to do so,” Berbatov told Betfair. “I think for sure they need to go for a young player with a lot of football ahead of them, and if that is the case, then they will also have to be patient as well because sometimes young players need tim...
Mother Ties up Her 10-year-old Son in a Sack for Four Days Over Allegations he is Possessed with an Evil Spirit
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Mother Ties up Her 10-year-old Son in a Sack for Four Days Over Allegations he is Possessed with an Evil Spirit

A middle-aged woman, simply identified as Iya Ayo, was arrested for tying up her 10-year-old son, Ayo, in a sack and locking him up in a wardrobe for four days in the Fesojaye community, Owode, in Osun State, The woman reportedly tied up her son last Thursday until on Sunday May 16 when a neighbor heard his cry for help. The neighbor immediately alerted the leaders of the community who in turn alerted the police, The woman was arrested and her son freed. When interrogated, Iya Ayo who is separated from Ayo's father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people's money. Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the woman was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to ma...
Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal
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Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is interesting Arsenal. The Daily Express says Arsenal are looking to sign Neto as back-up for Bernd Leno. Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan giants are ready to offload the Brazilian, who has been limited to a handful of appearances as Marc-Andre ter Stegen's understudy. Neto has a contract until 2022 but Arsenal could pick up the 30-year-old for a cut-price fee. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and AC Milan are also in the hunt.
Unai Emery Reveals Player he Wanted Arsenal to Sign Instead of Pepe
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Unai Emery Reveals Player he Wanted Arsenal to Sign Instead of Pepe

Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has revealed he wanted the club to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace instead of Nicolas Pepe. Pepe became the Gunners’ record signing, when he completed a £72million move from Lille last summer. However, the Ivorian winger struggled to live up to that price tag in the early stages of the season. Pepe netted just one goal from the penalty spot in his first 12 Premier League appearances, with the last of those coming in Emery’s final game against Southampton. His form has, however, improved under Mikel Arteta and he has scored three times in the league since the Spaniard took charge. Emery says he was always worried the 24-year-old would take time to adapt. “We signed Pepe. He’s a good player but we didn’t k...
Psquare Never Believed In Me – Singer, May D Writes
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Psquare Never Believed In Me – Singer, May D Writes

Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer, Akinmayokun Awodumila, popularly known as May D calls out the dysfunctional twins, Psquare for not believing in him when he was signed to their record label back then. Taking to instagram, He revealed the twins never believed in him and refused to sign him from the start and only wanted to sign him after he started making waves. Post below   View this post on Instagram   ‪suddenly wanted me to sign a contract immediately I started blowing - MayD reveals his issue with PSquare ‬ A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on May 9, 2020 at 11:50pm PDT
Lampard Identifies Ideal Signing for Chelsea this Summer
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Lampard Identifies Ideal Signing for Chelsea this Summer

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has identified his ‘ideal signing’ for the club this summer transfer window. Lampard is eager to bolster his squad this summer after Chelsea failed to sign any player in the January transfer window. One of the major areas the Blues coach is looking to improve in the transfer window is the left-back position. Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso have shared the role without either player stepping up to take full charge of the position. And both Emerson and Alonso have been linked to joining former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, at Inter Milan. According to Bleacher Report, Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell is the man Lampard wants to recruit for the west London club this summer. Lampard has been a huge admirer of Chilwell since the begi...
‘Messi & Barcelona will always be united’ – Setien dismisses Inter rumours
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‘Messi & Barcelona will always be united’ – Setien dismisses Inter rumours

The Spanish boss is certain that a six-time Ballon d'Or winner will see out the remaining years of his career at Camp Nou Quique Setien has expressed his belief that Lionel Messi and Barcelona "will always be united", while dismissing rumours of a potential move to Inter for the Argentine superstar. Messi continues to set unprecedented standards of excellence at Camp Nou at the age of 32, and has shown no sign of slowing down as he approaches the latter stages of his illustrious career. The diminutive magician has contributed 24 goals and 16 assists to Barca's cause in 31 outings across all competitions this season, helping them return to the Liga summit while also reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.
Arsenal Leading The Race To Sign Chelsea Winger Willian On A Free Transfer
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Arsenal Leading The Race To Sign Chelsea Winger Willian On A Free Transfer

Are are reportedly favorites to leading the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer with pal David Luiz working behind the scenes to help secure a transfer for his fellow Brazilian. The 31 year old is out of contract with the blues on June 30 and has been linked with a move away after talks to extend his contract broke down . According to ESPN’S Jorge Nicola , Willian representative believes Arsenal are the most viable option for the winger . He said : “ Arsenal are a little ahead today , but everything is still open . Especially because the pandemic affected the entire financial reality of football in the world .
FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS : Brazil Legend Ronaldinho’s 14-Year-Old Son Signs First Pro Contract With Nike Who Sponsored Dad During Career
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FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS : Brazil Legend Ronaldinho’s 14-Year-Old Son Signs First Pro Contract With Nike Who Sponsored Dad During Career

RONALDINHO’S son has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing a contract with sportswear giants Nike. The Brazilian superstar was the face of the company when he was crowned the world’s best player in 2005. And now Joao Mendes, 14, is ready to bolster his bank balance by signing his first contract with Nike. Teenager Mendes currently plays his football for Brazilian side Cruzeiro. Ronaldinho revealed the news on social media with a picture of Mendes signing the contract. He wrote the caption: “The newest member of the @nike family!!! Football with joy!!” Joao’s mother, Ronaldinho’s ex Janaina Mendes, is also in the photo in what has been described in reports as a “rare” sighting of the three together. Joao, a forward like his father, signed his first pro...