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Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer
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Arsenal cancel Sokratis’ contract as Real Betis target leaves Emirates Stadium on a free transfer

The defender's deal was due to run until the end of the season but he has not been part of Mikel Arteta's plans during the 2020-21 campaign Arsenal have confirmed that defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. Sokratis’ deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the 32-year-old has been freed up during the January transfer window to find a new club. The Greek centre-back had spent two-and-a-half years at the Emirates Stadium, but had not been included in Mikel Arteta’s squads for the Premier League and Europa League this season.
Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache
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Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache

The 32-year-old still has half a season left on his Arsenal contract but both parties are in advanced talks which they expect to lead to an agreement to terminate it. That would pave the way for the move to Istanbul in the coming days. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since a 1-0 win over West Ham in March and has been frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta. He joined the club in a £42.4m move from Real Madrid in 2013 and helped them win the FA Cup three times. Ozil spoke of his admiration for the Turkish side during a social media question-and-answer session during the week. "Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country," he told followers. Media reports in Turkey earlier this month claimed Fenerbahce would be signing Ozil in January. And when ...
Neymar Set To Sign New Long Term Contract With PSG
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Neymar Set To Sign New Long Term Contract With PSG

Brazil superstar Neymar is reportedly close to penning a new deal with Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar, 28, existing contract with the French giants will expire in 2022. He has been linked with a return to former club Barcelona. However, talk of a return to Camp Nou has quietened since the coronavirus outbreak, though, with the Catalan giants struggling with the financial implications of the pandemic According to Esporte Interativo, PSG are close to signing Neymar to a new long-term contract, with the Brazil international expected to be handed an improvement on his £600,000-a-week salary. The former Santos youngster has scored 10 times in 13 appearances for the French champions this season, including his team’s second against Marseille in the Trophee des Champions o...
Kazu Miura, 53, extends Yokohama contract
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Kazu Miura, 53, extends Yokohama contract

    The oldest scorer in Japanese professional football Kazuyoshi Miura will still be playing aged 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC for another season. Miura turns 54 on 26 February, the day before the 2021 J League campaign begins. The former Japan striker joined Yokohama in 2005 and will play his 17th season for the club. "My aspirations and passion for football are only increasing," he said. Miura started his career with Brazilian side Santos in 1986 and became the oldest player to score in a Japanese professional league game with his 2017 goal against Thespakusatsu Gunma aged 50 years and 14 days. Dubbed 'King Kazu' in Japan, Miura is one of the country's most loved sportsmen and was the face of the J League when it launched in 1993. He...
Man City boss Guardiola hints Fernandinho set to leave
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Man City boss Guardiola hints Fernandinho set to leave

  Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted Fernandinho will be leaving this summer. The veteran comes off contract in June. Guardiola said today, "With the players in this part of the season, everything is open, like if we don't get results we will be sacked. We have to win our positions every day but I am more than impressed and surprised about the role of the first captain Fernandinho. "He is leading us in an exceptional way, in the good moments but especially in the bad moments and I think what everyone can take an example from what he has done so far the team will be stronger. "I am more than delighted with what Fernandinho has done through all our time together but especially this season."
Amad Diallo completes his £37m move to Manchester United from Atalanta
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Amad Diallo completes his £37m move to Manchester United from Atalanta

Manchester United have completed the signing of Atalanta winger Amad Diallo on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The deal, which will cost United £19million and up to £18m in add-ons, has gone through after Diallo passed a medical and agreed personal terms. The 18-year-old Ivorian has secured a work permit and will travel to the UK once his visa is issued shortly. He said: 'After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United,' 'I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club. 'This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything ...
Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract
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Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract

The Blues boss has 18 months left on his deal and isn't yet pushing for contract talks but he has shown his desire to build a long-term project Frank Lampard has addressed his contract situation and has confirmed his desire to remain at Chelsea beyond his current deal. After guiding Chelsea through a transitional season last year, Lampard is now working to take the club to the next level following a summer of spending on new players that cost £220 million ($275m). Those new signings have already made an impact, with the Blues aiming to go top of the Premier League with a win over Leeds United on Saturday, while they are also on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions, having won their Champions League group with a game to spare.
Frank Lampard Hopes To Extend His Chelsea Contract
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Frank Lampard Hopes To Extend His Chelsea Contract

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge when he was appointed in July 2019. Chelsea's record goal-scorer, Lampard returned to west London as manager last summer and steered the Blues to Champions League qualification and the FA Cup final in his maiden campaign. The 42-year-old has overseen a £220m squad rebuild that now has Chelsea boasting a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Lampard has admitted he would relish the chance to add to the 18 months left on his current Chelsea contract. Lampard has overseen a 15-match unbeaten run across all competitions "In terms of my contract, it seems to have flown by, the time I've been here," said Lampard. "It's right I've got 18 months left and I felt it when I came to the club, I knew t...
Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea
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Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea

The 28-year-old has immediately established himself in Frank Lampard's side since he joined on a permanent contract in September Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has highlighted the relationship between players and staff as a key factor that has helped him settled down quickly at Stamford Bridge. Since he joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Rennes in September, the Senegal international has kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances across all competitions. He explained how he has displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea no. 1 and how the presence of France defenders has made communication easy for him.
“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou
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“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Guardiola is in the last six months of his current contract with Manchester City, and this week Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu announced he will be stepping down as president following the club's failures on and off the pitch last season.   Barca presidential candidate Victor Font also announced he wanted to bring Guardiola back so as to arrange a reunion between the 49-year-old and Lionel Messi. "It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Carlos] Puyol," Font told Sky Sports earlier this we...
Kano Awards ₦88 Million Food Security Contract
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Kano Awards ₦88 Million Food Security Contract

The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has awarded a contract worth N88 million for the establishment of 20-hectare seed multiplication plots at Dudduru Grazing Reserve in the Ajingi Local Government Area of the state. The contract, awarded to the National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, includes the establishment and management of seed plots, building of stores, security rooms, drying sheds, boreholes, installation of irrigation facilities and perimeter fencing. KSADP Project Coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammad, said the seeds to be produced are Hybrid Napier, Gamba grass and Cook Stylo which are native to tropical Africa and are important fodder crops for dairy farmers. It was gathered that project is part of the revolution to impro...
‘It’s a soap opera’ – Puel hits out at ‘fake news’ over Fofana to Leicester links
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‘It’s a soap opera’ – Puel hits out at ‘fake news’ over Fofana to Leicester links

The ex-Foxes boss has suggested that his former club will have a hard time securing the signature of the centre-back this summer Saint-Etienne head coach Claude Puel has warned there is a great deal of “fake news” surrounding centre-back Wesley Fofana's proposed move to Leicester. Speaking on Thursday, Fofana told L'Equipe he would be "crazy" to turn down the opportunity of a switch to the Premier League club and said he had accepted a contract offer from them. Saint-Etienne, though, have not accepted any offer, despite reports of a £27m million (€29m/$34m) deal.
We would find a place for Messi!’ – Rakitic jokes about Barcelona star joining him at Sevilla
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We would find a place for Messi!’ – Rakitic jokes about Barcelona star joining him at Sevilla

The 32-year-old has made the return to Sevilla after six years at Barcelona and wants his old team-mate to join him Ivan Rakitic joked Sevilla could find a place for Lionel Messi if the superstar decided to leave Barcelona. Rakitic, 32, has returned to Sevilla after a successful six-year spell at Barcelona, where he won four La Liga titles and a Champions League crown among numerous other trophies. Messi could also sensationally leave Camp Nou after telling the club he wants to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to make a free transfer, though the club insist that option is no longer valid and La Liga are taking their side.
Manchester City Offers Messi A Bumper €750m – 5 Years Contract
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Manchester City Offers Messi A Bumper €750m – 5 Years Contract

Manchester City are reported to have offered Lionel Messi close to €1m per week (£850,000) over the course of a five-year contract, which would see the six-time Ballon d'Or winner earn €500m (£445m) in total including bonuses That's not all, either. An extra €250m (£223m) bonus would be given to Messi at the three-year mark, taking the total valuation of the five-year contract to a cool €750m (£669m) on City's end. SPORT claim that, in order to side-step Financial Fair Play rules, the €250m signing on bonus would be paid out on the third year to mark the move to New York, rather than up front. The Barcelona captain's relationship with the club broke down further this weekend after he failed to show up for pre-season medical testing, and it is beginning to seem like the situati...
LaLiga backs Barca, says Messi’s Barcelona contract still valid
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LaLiga backs Barca, says Messi’s Barcelona contract still valid

The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract is still valid, La Liga has said. Messi, 33, informed the club on Tuesday that he wished to leave and did not attend a pre-season medical on Sunday. The Argentina forward plans to invoke a clause that would allow him to depart the club for free but Barcelona argue the deadline for that has expired. “In compliance with the applicable rule, La Liga will not approve a request to be de-registered as a player with the Spanish football federation, unless the amount in the release clause has been paid,” the body said in a statement. Messi was due at Barcelona’s training ground at 10.15am local time on Sunday but did not attend. The player’s lawyers plan to exercise a clause in his four-year contract, signed...
Barcelona Must Pay €14 Million To Terminate Luis Suarez Contract
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Barcelona Must Pay €14 Million To Terminate Luis Suarez Contract

A new era is being ushered in at Camp Nou under Ronald Koeman, who replaced Quique Setien in the managerial hot seat following a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals. The Dutchman has already started making plans for his first year at the helm, with wholesale changes to the squad expected after the club’s first trophyless season in 12 years. Lionel Messi could be the first out the door in the coming weeks, as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has submitted a formal transfer request amid interest from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. It was gathered that Suarez is also being touted for the exit, having been informed by Koeman over the phone that he does not feature in his plans for the upcoming campaign. The Uruguayan strike...
Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City
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Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday. The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season. The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again.” The forward was signed from then non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012. He has scored 129 goals in 309 appearances for Leicester and is fourth on the club’s all...
Manchester United Goalkeeper, Dean Henderson Signs Long-term Contract
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Manchester United Goalkeeper, Dean Henderson Signs Long-term Contract

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new six-year contract with the club - and will go head-to-head with David de Gea next season for the number one jersey at Old Trafford.The deal, confirmed on Wednesday, will see the 23-year old earning up to £120,000 a week - making him one of the best paid goalkeepers in world football.Henderson, who has been named in the latest England squad, is not expected to go out on loan for another spell away from Old Trafford - despite up to seven Premier League teams being keen to borrow him - and will be allowed to battle for the 'keepers' spot with his Spanish team-mate.David de Gea will face competition from Henderson for the number one shirt next season"The goalkeeping department at United is excellent; there are three top-level go...
What will Happen if Ronald Koeman Decides to Bench me – Luis Suarez
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What will Happen if Ronald Koeman Decides to Bench me – Luis Suarez

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has said he is ready to sit on the bench rather than leave. The club’s president, Josep Bartomeu, this week hinted that many senior players will be allowed to go. Bartomeu also listed ‘untouchable’ squad members but did not include Suarez, who has a contract until 2021. The 33-year-old has now said he is ready to fight for his Barca future. “Throughout my career, I have accepted being on the bench. I still think I have a lot to give but I wouldn’t have any problem if that were to be the case here next season. “Competition for places is healthy and if the new coach [Ronald Koeman] feels I should be a substitute, then I would have no problem with that,” Suarez told El País. Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool six years ago and is now ...
Barcelona Terminate Eric Abidal’s Contract As Backroom Clear-out Continues
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Barcelona Terminate Eric Abidal’s Contract As Backroom Clear-out Continues

The French former full-back is the latest to have been shown the door, with Josep Maria Bartomeu still not prepared to offer his own resignation. Barcelona have announced the termination of technical manager Eric Abidal's contract as the club's backroom purge continues. The Catalan club announced the sacking of head coach Quique Setien on Monday following a dreadful end to the 2019-20 season, Barca having conceded the Liga title to eternal rivals Real Madrid and crashing out of the Champions League in dramatic style.
Joe Hart has completed a free move to Tottenham after agreeing two-year deal
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Joe Hart has completed a free move to Tottenham after agreeing two-year deal

Joe Hart has completed his shock move to Tottenham as cover for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The former England international underwent medical tests on Monday and has signed a two-year contract on around £50,000 a week as Jose Mourinho adds experience to his squad. Sportsmail revealed on Monday that Hart was set to seal his switch to the capital today, which the 33-year-old hinting the move was imminent as he wrote 'big day' in an Instagram story.
N-TYZE Entertainment Takes Humblesmith To Court
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N-TYZE Entertainment Takes Humblesmith To Court

Yesterday, Singer Humblesmith announces his departure from his record label, N-TYZE Eentertainment. The record label has taken the singer to court. Press Release/Public Service Announcement: HUMBLESMITH is still under contract with N-TYZE Entertainment. Pending the determination of the suit, anyone, corporate or individual that engages, transacts and or contract Mr Ijemba Ekenedirichukwu (Humblesmith) to perform does so at their detriment as such act may be caught up in a legal web: Barrister KESHI ELVIS (N-TYZE Entertainment Lawyer)
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why Willian Wants Three-year Contract
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why Willian Wants Three-year Contract

Chelsea winger, Willian, wants a three-year contract because it will make him continue playing until when he clocks 35-year-old, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol. DAILY POST recalls that Arsenal had already made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian. Willian will be a free agent as soon as Chelsea’s Champions League campaign ends this month. The 31-year-old recently rejected Chelsea’s latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge. But Solhekol believes Willian wants one big final contract in his career that will see him earn more money. “Willian wants one big final contract – ideally a three-year deal to take him to 35. Chelsea would like to keep him, though they are not going to offer him three years,” Solhekol was quoted by Sky Sp...
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 ...
Sancho & Man United ‘Agree Terms On A 5-Year Contract Worth £340,000 Per Week
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Sancho & Man United ‘Agree Terms On A 5-Year Contract Worth £340,000 Per Week

Jadon Sancho has reportedly agreed terms on a £340,000-a-week five year deal with Manchester United. The Borussia Dortmund star is on the verge of joining United after the two clubs reached an £108million agreement. All that needs to be determined before Sancho's deal goes through is the structure of the transfer. Initial reports claim United would pay a significant portion up front and the remaining balance over the new two summers.
Akpabio Names Orji Kalu, Uduaghan, James Ibori In NDDC Contract Scandal
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Akpabio Names Orji Kalu, Uduaghan, James Ibori In NDDC Contract Scandal

Two former governors of Delta State, James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, and a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu have been linked to the various contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Also linked to the contracts in the letter submitted to the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, is a former lawmaker for the Imo North (Okigwe) constituency of Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume. Recall that a list had appeared earlier containing names of Senators and House of Representatives members involved in Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC contracts. In the letter with Reference Number MNDA/HM/04/IV/158, addressed to the Clerk to House of Reps, Patrick Giwa, and also copied to the office of the Attorney General of the Federatio...
Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch ‘concerned’ about Saka’s future at Arsenal
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Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch ‘concerned’ about Saka’s future at Arsenal

The Anglo-Nigerian winger has a year left to run on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has admitted he is “concerned” about Bukayo Saka’s contract situation at Arsenal, fearing he could leave. The 18-year-old’s contract runs out in 2021 and there has not been any talk. Should he fail to renew, it could mean he leaves at any stage from now or allows his contract to expire and leave as a free agent. Crouch is worried Saka’s situation could continue the trend of Arsenal losing their best players and not offering them better contracts.
Cavani And  Meunier to leave PSG in June as duo decide against extension for Champions League
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Cavani And Meunier to leave PSG in June as duo decide against extension for Champions League

The Uruguay and Belgium internationals will not travel to Lisbon for the rest of the competition while Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Silva will stay on Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier will not stay on to see out Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League campaign and will leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June. Cavani and Meunier are among several PSG players whose contracts expire on June 30, as well as defensive pair Thiago Silva and Layvin Kurzawa. But while Kurzawa and Silva look set to accept the offer to stay until the culmination of the Champions League, Goal can confirm that the French champions will lose two key players as they prepare to compete for continental honours.
Aubameyang Blames Arsenal Board For Stalling Contract Talks
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Aubameyang Blames Arsenal Board For Stalling Contract Talks

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has laid the blame of his contract situation at the feet of the club’s board, asking them to “do their job” to ensure he remains in north London. The attacker, who has 17 goals and a single assist in 26 Premier League appearances this season, is out of contract next June, meaning he will be free to start discussing terms with other clubs at the turn of the year. A likelier scenario is that Arsenal are forced to sell him this summer if they cannot agree a new contract for him, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain two of the clubs credited with an interest in the 30-year-old. Aubameyang, meanwhile, says that there has been little progress towards signing fresh terms with the Emirates side – and he has pinned the blame firmly on the clu...
Chelsea set to miss out on Burki as goalkeeper teases new Borussia Dortmund contract
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Chelsea set to miss out on Burki as goalkeeper teases new Borussia Dortmund contract

The Swiss stopper has been Dortmund's first-choice goalkeeper for five seasons, and his stay at the club is set to continue Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki is set to quash speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the Bundesliga giants in the next week. Linked to Chelsea recently, Burki has confirmed he will commit to Dortmund after reaching an agreement over an extension to his deal. The 29-year-old revealed the news after Saturday's 1-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf, which came thanks to Erling Haaland's stoppage-time header.
Nigerian youngster, Daniel Jinadu signs first professional contract with West Ham United
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Nigerian youngster, Daniel Jinadu signs first professional contract with West Ham United

The Nigeria youth international will continue with his development in Stratford having being handed his maiden pro deal by the English top-flight side Daniel Jinadu has signed his first professional contract, with English Premier League outfit West Ham United, a few days before his 18th birthday. The goalkeeper made five appearances with the U18s in the 2019-20 season and has been rewarded for his consistency and diligence with his first professional deal. Jinadu began his career at Chelsea before joining the Hammers in December 2017 and taking up a two-year scholarship in the summer of 2018. He joins Keenan Appiah-Forson, Harrison Ashby, Sam Caiger, Dan Chesters, Will Greenidge and Joshua Okocha in the list of seven West Ham United teenagers who put pen to paper. ...
​Boca Juniors keen on Man Utd defender Rojo
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​Boca Juniors keen on Man Utd defender Rojo

Boca Juniors are willing to sign Marcos Rojo from Manchester United this summer. The Argentine defender, who can play left-back and centre-back, was at Estudiantes on loan for the second half of this season. He has a contract with United until 2021, but they wish to sell him. ESPN is reporting that Boca would like to sign the 30-year-old, if they can agree on a fee with United. Rojo has played nine times for United this season, and also had injury problems with Estudiantes. He would be well behind the pecking order at United and a move to Boca would give him a chance at regular first team football.
West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit
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West Ham United boss Moyes ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ngakia exit

The DR Congolese descent turned down a new contract and he is set to leave the club at the end of the month West Ham United manager David Moyes has described Jeremy Ngakia’s decision to leave the club as a "kick in the teeth". Ngakia, who rose through the ranks at West Ham, was handed his first-team debut in January against Liverpool, and he made three more Premier League appearances before the league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus lockdown. He joined the Hammers at the age of 14 and he is set to seek a new adventure when his contract expires on June 30, after rejecting a new offer which is reportedly worth £5,000-a-week.
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.
Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC
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Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC

Having turned 18 on Sunday, the Nigeria youth international has signed his first professional contract with the Swedish top-flight outfit Akinkunmi Amoo has teamed up with Swedish elite division side Hammarby on a four-year-deal from Nigeria’s Sidos FC. The midfielder who clocked 18 on Sunday will continue his progression with the Stockholm based outfit partly owned by football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Amoo is currently in Nigeria owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and he will join the Bajen as soon as the ban is lifted on air travel. In a statement published on the club’s website on Monday, the move was sealed after the teenager chose the team ahead of other suitors and they have vowed to be patient with him.
Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening
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Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening

Nine schools across the country were closed on Wednesday after pupils there contracted COVID-19. The Ministry of Education reported that 2,000 pupils and staff members were placed in quarantine or told to self-isolate, bringing the total number of people under quarantine in connection to schools to 6,831. According to the ministry, there are currently 244 pupils and staff with confirmed COVID-19. Three schools in Tel Aviv – Hatarden, Hagalil and Keshet – closed their doors and will move to a remote teaching mode by Friday, after one pupil in each of these schools was found to be sick with the coronavirus. Two high schools in Bat Yam – Milton and Shazar – were closed after three people were found to be sick with COVID-19. All pupils in these schools have been placed under quarantine. One...
NDDC Denies Awarding Any Contract To Senator Godswill Akpabio
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NDDC Denies Awarding Any Contract To Senator Godswill Akpabio

The Niger Delta Development Commission has denied awarding any contract to Senator Godswill Akpabio, who is the minister of Niger Delta Affairs. A statement made available to the newsmen by the Director Corporate Affairs, NDDC, Charles Obi Odili, reads: "Our attention has been drawn to a statement by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) awarded a contract of N500 million to the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, which he did not execute. The Commission wishes to state that it has searched through its records and there is no evidence of any contract awarded to Senator Akpabio or any company associated with him by the NDDC. From our findings, the person who ha...
Rakitic says he will stay at Barcelona next season but admits it is ‘not nice’ to be out the team
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Rakitic says he will stay at Barcelona next season but admits it is ‘not nice’ to be out the team

The Croatian midfielder has no plans to walk out the Camp Nou exit door before his current contract expires next year Ivan Rakitic has attempted to quash speculation over his future by insisting he will stay at Barcelona next season but admits that he has found a lack of regular playing time frustrating in 2019-20. Rakitic completed a €18 million (£16m/$19m) move to Camp Nou from Sevilla in 2014 and has since racked up 299 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 35 goals. The Croatia international has picked up four La Liga titles and a Champions League winners' medal during that period, establishing himself as one of Europe's top midfielders in the process.
Chelsea £54m transfer did not bother Werner, says Nagelsmann after RB Leipzig striker’s below-par display
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Chelsea £54m transfer did not bother Werner, says Nagelsmann after RB Leipzig striker’s below-par display

The Germany international was not at his best against Paderborn, but his coach does not feel stories about his future had an impact Timo Werner's underwhelming performance for RB Leipzig in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bundesliga strugglers Paderborn was not down to the speculation linking him with Chelsea, Julian Nagelsmann insisted. Chelsea have agreed to meet Werner's £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause in his contract and have tabled an offer to the Germany international. On the back of the news, Werner was below-par against rock-bottom Paderborn as Leipzig surprisingly dropped two points.
James Norris pens Liverpool pro deal
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James Norris pens Liverpool pro deal

James Norris has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool. The 17-year-old full-back joined the Reds at the under-9's level. He began this season with the U18s but progressed to make appearances with the U23s. Norris was also on the bench for Liverpool's FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town.
Arsenal have NOT offered Aubameyang new contract
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Arsenal have NOT offered Aubameyang new contract

Arsenal have NOT offered a new contract to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Daily Express says Arsenal have not offered Aubameyang a new contract to remain at the Emirates beyond 2021, despite reports from France stating fresh terms have been tabled. Aubameyang's future is a major dilemma for the Gunners, with the current agreement of the club's most valuable player expiring in a year's time. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are among the many sides across Europe linked with the Gabon international, who had been valued at around £50million prior to the coronavirus pandemic. And with the repercussions of COVID-19-enforced break having taken its financial toll on the north London club, it is widely expected Aubameyang will leave this summer
Arsenal leading race for Napoli striker Milik
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Arsenal leading race for Napoli striker Milik

Arsenal are leading the race for Napoli striker Arek Milik. La Repubblica says Arsenal are at the front of the queue to sign Milik this summer. A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with the 26-year-old but the Gunners are reportedly winning the race. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is desperate to avoid strengthening rivals Juventus who are also interested. The Naples chief would be prepared to accept an offer from England below their £45million asking price. Milik, who is a Poland international, is currently refusing to extend his contract which is due to expire in 2021.
Manchester United Extend Odion Ighalo Contract Until January 2021
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Manchester United Extend Odion Ighalo Contract Until January 2021

Manchester United have reached an agreement to extend Odion Ighalo's loan from Shanghai Shenhua until January 31, 2021. Ighalo initially joined Manchester United in a Deadline Day move in January, and scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the suspension of the Premier League. Ighalo's initial loan deal was due to expire on May 31 and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thanked Shanghai Shenhua for allowing the 30-year-old to remain in Manchester longer than previously agreed. "They [Shanghai Greenland Shenhua] have been great towards us, allowing him to play for his dream club," Solskjaer said. "It's been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish what he started and win a trophy with us." Ighalo's current deal at Shenhua runs out in De...
Ezequiel Garay announces Valencia split: Club has tried to discredit me
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Ezequiel Garay announces Valencia split: Club has tried to discredit me

Ezequiel Garay has declared he is leaving Valencia. The Argentine, whose contract expires on June 30, decided to share his thoughts publicly and in detail, before announcing he would be leaving the club. "This is first time in my career that I have spoken out like this and it makes me sad," he said in a video posted on his social networks. "When I say campaign, I mean people at the club have tried to discredit me as a professional and as a person." Garay then went on to explain why he chose to go public with his disgruntlements, particularly in reference to his contract. "All of this started when it was leaked that I had rejected an offer of 2.7 million [euros per season] and that's totally untrue," he stated. "They said I didn't want to stay at the club which was not tru...
Gaizka Garitano signs new contract with Athletic Bilbao
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Gaizka Garitano signs new contract with Athletic Bilbao

Gaizka Garitano has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao to 2021. Garitano's future is tied to Athletic Club until June 2021 after he and the Basque club reached an agreement over a one-year contract extension. The 44-year-old's current deal was set to come to an end this summer, but he has been rewarded for having led Athletic to the Copa del Rey final, which they will dispute against arch-rivals Real Sociedad when the opportunity allows, and for ensuring they push for a Europa League finish in LaLiga Santander. Garitano has been in charge of Athletic since December 2018 and has overseen 61 games, winning 27, drawing 18 and losing 16. Negotiations between Athletic and Garitano were fast and easy as both parties were on the same page
‘It was an amazing experience’ – Nigeria striker Uchendu bids farewell to Sporting Braga
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‘It was an amazing experience’ – Nigeria striker Uchendu bids farewell to Sporting Braga

The forward will not continue with Portuguese side for the new season after she decided to end her stay with Miguel Santos' team Sporting Braga striker Chinaza Uchendu has bid farewell to the Portuguese club following the expiration of her two-year contract. The Portuguese Football Federation announced the premature end of the women's league on April 8 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with no title awarded and no team relegated or promoted. Despite the 22-year-old's contract expiring on June 30, and after just 18 appearances in all competitions in the 2019-20 season, she has decided against renewing her ties with the club.
Marriage Is Not An Idea, It Is A Deal; It Is A Contract – Apostle Suleman Says
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Marriage Is Not An Idea, It Is A Deal; It Is A Contract – Apostle Suleman Says

The founder, Senior Pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman has described marriage as more of a deal and contract. The popular preacher in his comment noted that marriage is never an idea, ordeal or ideal. He further explained that no good marriage is wished for rather it is worked for. He made this known via a tweet he sent out on his official Twitter handle on Friday, 22nd March. He wrote: “Marriage is not an idea,ordeal or ‘ideal’…its a deal..a contract…no good marriage is wished for, its worked for.”
Manchester City to challenge PSG for AC Milan’s Bennacer
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Manchester City to challenge PSG for AC Milan’s Bennacer

AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has caught the attention of Manchester City. The reigning Premier League champions are ready to battle PSG for his services. According to Foot Mercato, Pep Guardiola is a fan of the Algeria international, and he sees him as an option to boost his midfield after his impressive debut campaign at Milan. They face stiff competition from French champions PSG who saw their €30 bid rejected for the 22-year-old midfielder who is under contract until 2024
“It Is A Life-Changing Contract” – DJ Cuppy Speaks About Landing A “Dream Job”
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“It Is A Life-Changing Contract” – DJ Cuppy Speaks About Landing A “Dream Job”

Billionaire Daughter and Disc Jockey, Ifeoluwa Otedola Popularly known as DJ Cuppy,  could be taking up a job soon. DJ Cuppy, who is known to be Disc Jockey and artiste may be dumping them for a better job for the main time. The beautiful DJ made this known via her social media handle where she disclosed that she has landed a new contract which will change her life. She, however, reveal she will reveal the dream job next week when everything has been perfected. Cuppy wrote, “People have been asking me what this “BIG NEWS” is… WELL; I just signed a life-changing contract and landed the dream job! BUT; I’m not allowed to reveal till next week Promise you will be so PROUD! #CuppyOnAMission.”