Friday, January 22

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Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United
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Arsenal’s Aubameyang extends incredible record against Newcastle United

The Gabon international has enjoyed great fortune against the Magpies, and that run continued on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang continued with his impressive goalscoring run against Newcastle United thanks to his double in Arsenal’s 3-0 triumph on Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners’ skipper has either scored (five) or assisted (two) in six of his seven games against the Magpies in all competitions, finding the net in each of his last four outings against the St James' Park giants. In his 400th appearance in European League football (Arsenal 102, Borussia Dortmund 144, St Etienne 87, Monaco 19, Lille 14 and Dijon 34), the Gabon international’s second-half brace helped Mikel Arteta’s side return to winning ways against Steve Bruce...
Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics
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Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics

The Brazil international midfielder found the going tough at Old Trafford on the back of a big-money move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 Manchester United midfielder Fred admits he “suffered” in his first season at Old Trafford, but hopes to have silenced those who were quick to brand him a £52.5 million ($70m) flop. The Red Devils invested heavily in the Brazil international when luring him away from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off to get a deal done. Big things were expected of Fred in England, but he found an adjustment period tough and slipped down the pecking order while taking in just 25 appearances during his debut campaign.
Robertson backs Liverpool boss Klopp’s call for help to limit player injuries
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Robertson backs Liverpool boss Klopp’s call for help to limit player injuries

The Scotland international feels five substitutions would go a long way to easing the problem Andy Robertson has backed his Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s appeal for help from football’s governing bodies in a bid to limit the number of injuries players are picking up. The 2020-21 season is a condensed one on account of the previous campaign finishing late due to the coronavirus pandemic. As such, teams are being forced into quick turnarounds in order to fulfil their fixtures. Klopp has been vocal on the subject, and hit out at the broadcast partners for his side being asked to play games so close together.
Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears
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Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears

The Gers boss has provided an update on the Nigeria international after he was left out of their clash in the Europa League Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed Joe Aribo is not suffering from coronavirus and should be available for selection when they take on Falkirk in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup tie. The Nigeria international was not involved as the Gers played out a 2-2 draw against Benfica at Ibrox Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday night. Gerrard explained the midfielder’s unavailability for the encounter was not due to Covid-19 but to illness.
Pirlo defends Dybala’s attitude as Juventus star withdraws from Argentina squad
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Pirlo defends Dybala’s attitude as Juventus star withdraws from Argentina squad

The Argentine attacker has struggled to get going this campaign and will use the upcoming international break to rest Andrea Pirlo backed Paulo Dybala, defending the playmaker's attitude after Juventus were held by Lazio. Dybala came off the bench as Juve were pegged back late in a 1-1 Serie A draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo had put Pirlo's men ahead, but Felipe Caicedo scored a 95th-minute equaliser after a tremendous run by Joaquin Correa.
Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
Iheanacho handed second Europa League start for Leicester City against Braga
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Iheanacho handed second Europa League start for Leicester City against Braga

The Nigeria international has been included in the Foxes’ starting XI at the King Power Stadium against Carlos Carvalhal’s men Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in Leicester City’s starting line-up against Sporting Braga in Thursday’s Europa League game. The 24-year-old centre-forward has been in fine form in the current campaign and opened his season account against Zorya Luhansk in his first start in the tournament. The Nigeria international also played a part in their second group game in the European competition against AEK Athens.
He has been very positive’ – Aina lauds Parker’s impact on Fulham
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He has been very positive’ – Aina lauds Parker’s impact on Fulham

The Nigeria international has reserved special accolades for the Cottagers boss in the wake of their victory over West Bromwich Albion on Monday Ola Aina has hailed the impact of manager Scott Parker on Fulham after defeating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Monday night. After a stuttering start to the 2020-21 English top-flight season that saw the Cottagers go on a run of six games without victory, they eventually got their act right together thanks to first-half strikes from Bobby Decordova-Reid and the Nigeria international. The ‘massive’ result against Slaven Bilic’s men moved them away from the base of the English elite division log having garnered just four points from seven games.
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Ziyech handed first Chelsea start against Krasnodar

The Morocco international has been included in the Blues starting XI to face the Russian Premier League side Hakim Ziyech has been handed his first Chelsea start against Krasnodar in Wednesday’s Champions League game at Krasnodar Stadium. The Morocco international teamed up with the Stamford Bridge outfit in the summer from Dutch side Ajax. The winger‘s debut was delayed due to a knee injury he suffered during the Blues pre-season game against Brighton and Hove Albion.
‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form
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‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has hailed the Red and Blacks boss for the club’s turnaround in fortunes Franck Kessie has praised AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli for his ability to manage the club which he believes has contributed in no small measure to the impressive form of the side. The San Siro Stadium outfit are on a 22-game unbeaten run, winning 17 of them and have continued to enjoy a near-perfect start to the 2020-21 season. The Red and Blacks have won four of their opening five Serie A games to sit atop the league table with 13 points.
Griezmann ‘no longer knows how to play football with Barcelona’, says Lizarazu
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Griezmann ‘no longer knows how to play football with Barcelona’, says Lizarazu

The former France international has urged his fellow countryman to seek a transfer away from Camp Nou Antoine Griezmann "no longer knows how to play football" with Barcelona, according to Bixente Lizarazu. Griezmann's career trajectory has stalled since his €120 million (£109m/$142m) move to Barca from Atletico Madrid in July 2019. The Frenchman scored 133 goals in 257 games for Diego Simeone's side at Wanda Metropolitano, but has so far been unable to replicate that prolific form at Camp Nou.
Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’
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Chelsea failing to rekindle Cech & Terry glory days’

The former England international goalkeeper, who saw out his career at Stamford Bridge, admits success is “impossible” without a “solid basis” Chelsea’s defensive issues are making it “impossible” for them to hit ultimate targets, admits Rob Green, with the Blues failing to recapture the glory days of when Petr Cech and John Terry were in their pomp. Frank Lampard has been doing his best to emulate those efforts and big money has been invested at Stamford Bridge, with Roman Abramovich once again rolling recruitment dice over the summer. Additions at the back formed part of an elaborate spending spree, with the likes of Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy snapped up.
Tariqe Fosu: Ghana new boy hails ‘top-quality’ Partey and Ayews
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Tariqe Fosu: Ghana new boy hails ‘top-quality’ Partey and Ayews

The attacker reflects on his time with the Blacks Stars for October’s friendlies against Mali and the 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar England-born winger Tariqe Fosu has hailed the quality of new Arsenal signing Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew after linking up with the trio for the first time on Ghana duty. Born to Ghanaian parents in the UK, the attacker joined up with the Black Stars for October’s international friendlies against Mali and Qatar. He was previously capped by England at youth level.
Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona
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Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona

The Spain international defender can leave for nothing at the end of the season but a late bid from the Liga giants was still rejected Manchester City would rather keep Eric Garcia as an extra member of the squad than sell him on the cheap after turning down Barcelona’s deadline-day move for the defender. Barca identified the Spain international as their top defensive target and made a late offer which reached around £9 million ($12m), plus add-ons. The offer was seen as unsatisfactory, however, as, while £4.5m of the add-on fees were seen as being realistically achievable, the final £2.7m was deemed practically impossible.
‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian
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‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian

The Reds goalkeeper is delighted to have a Spain international alongside him on Merseyside, with another notable transfer coup completed Thiago Alcantara is a “world-class” talent and has linked up with Liverpool in order to enhance his reputation as a “winner”, says Reds goalkeeper Adrian. Jurgen Klopp has added another match-altering talent to his ranks at Anfield. Thiago, as one of the finest manipulators of a ball in the global game, has added his considerable ability to a star-studded squad on Merseyside.
Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game
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Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game

The Nigeria international is in contention for Saturday's league match after missing the Toffees' opening two games of the season Alex Iwobi has returned to the Everton squad ahead of their Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after recovering from a knock. The 24-year-old was missing in Carlo Ancelotti's team for their opening league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and their Carabao Cup triumph against Salford City on Wednesday. Ahead of the encounter against the Baggies at Goodison Park on Saturday, Ancelotti confirmed the Super Eagles star is among the players fit and ready to play following his recovery.
Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho
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Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho

The England international is looking forward to continuing to work with the Portuguese boss amid long-term plans to change his role in the team Tottenham star Eric Dier has revealed that his biggest motivation for signing a new contract with the club was manager Jose Mourinho. The England international, who arrived at Spurs in 2014 from Sporting CP, penned a new deal in July that will see him through with the Londoners until June 2024. The 26-year-old was “excited” to do so because of his relationship with the Portuguese boss, who is willing to allow him to develop his game in the manner he believes is best.
Kaduna State To Hold Maiden International Marathon Race
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Kaduna State To Hold Maiden International Marathon Race

Kaduna State would hold her first maiden marathon in November this year as disclosed yesterday in stakeholders’ meeting by the chairman on the committee for competition, Jimi Lawal. Lawal, who is the Senior Adviser and Counselor to Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai said the marathon is in furtherance of the Governor’s commitment to revive and develop sports in the state . “The race is strictly a community affair and it requires the active involvement of the stakeholders “said Lawal, as he seeks the commitment of all stakeholders for a hitch free marathon. The race according to report is expected to host no fewer than one hundred thousand participants, which includes m youth mostly from higher educational institutions while other senior citizens are expected to ...
Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea
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Schwarzer explains ‘phenomenal’ Kante’s dip in form at Chelsea

The Premier League veteran believes the France international can bounce back this season if he remains at Stamford Bridge N'Golo Kante can bounce back for Chelsea this season, with former team-mate Mark Schwarzer believing the midfielder has been in desperate need of a break from football. The 29-year-old was restricted to 28 appearances for the Blues last season with minor injuries keeping him sidelined after playing 53 matches the campaign before. Kante was criticised in some quarters for his performances over the past year, with Inter currently exploring the possibility of a transfer and the Blues reportedly open to cashing in on the Frenchman.
‘Sancho isn’t doing it & England missed a trick with Grealish’ – Waddle questions Southgate selection calls
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‘Sancho isn’t doing it & England missed a trick with Grealish’ – Waddle questions Southgate selection calls

The former Three Lions star believes an Aston Villa playmaker should have been given more minutes on the back of his first senior call-up Jadon Sancho "is not doing it" for England at the moment and Gareth Southgate missed a trick in not giving Jack Grealish more minutes during Nations League clashes with Iceland Denmark, says Chris Waddle. The Three Lions have opened their latest quest for international honours. Four points and back-to-back clean sheets have been taken from two games on the road, with Southgate having to get creative at times after seeing injuries and misdemeanours restrict the options available to him.
Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star
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Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star

The Monaco forward is seeking to support 150 black families during the coronavirus crisis Keita Balde has spoken out on the problem of racism in Spain, with the Senegal international suggesting that the coronavirus crisis has highlighted the plight of seasonal workers to him. The Monaco forward, who was born in Arbucies and brought up in Barcelona, has long been known for his charitable donations. Balde is sourcing accommodation and food for 150 black families, who have previously been turned away by hotels, with the 25-year-old explaining that this shows that racism remains endemic in Spain.
Inter’s Marotta ‘optimistic’ Lautaro will not make Barcelona move
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Inter’s Marotta ‘optimistic’ Lautaro will not make Barcelona move

The Argentina international has not shown a desire to leave the Serie A side, who will not easily allow him to go Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has admitted that Barcelona are interested in attacker Lautaro Martinez but says that he is “optimistic” that the Argentina international will not depart the club this summer. The Catalan side have been closely linked with a summer move for the 22-year-old, with Lionel Messi reportedly driving on their bid, but negotiations thus far have not proven fruitful. From the Italian side’s perspective, though, this is a positive as they do not wish to see a player who has scored 12 times in 22 Serie A outings leave.
‘Cut-price Coutinho a no-brainer for Liverpool’ – Barcelona flop wanted back at Anfield by Nicol
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‘Cut-price Coutinho a no-brainer for Liverpool’ – Barcelona flop wanted back at Anfield by Nicol

The former Reds defender believes Jurgen Klopp should be looking to do a deal for the Brazilian playmaker if the price is right Landing Philippe Coutinho in a cut-price deal would be a no-brainer for Liverpool, says Steve Nicol. The Reds parted with the Brazil international when he completed a big-money move to Barcelona in the January window of 2018. The switch to Camp Nou was considered to be a dream for the South American playmaker, but it has quickly become a nightmare.
​Aston Villa reignite interest in Brentford winger Benrahma
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​Aston Villa reignite interest in Brentford winger Benrahma

Aston Villa are re-emerging as candidates to sign Brentford star Said Benrahma. The Athletic reports the winger is a key target for Dean Smith, who was the subject of a £14 million bid from Villa last summer. But the Premier League side will have to avoid relegation to make the move happen for the Algeria international. Benrahma has enjoyed a good season in the Championship, scoring ten goals so far. His stock has risen and other Premier League clubs may come in for him as well. The talent managed ten goals and 14 assists last term.
Gaelle Enganamouit announces retirement from football at 28
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Gaelle Enganamouit announces retirement from football at 28

The Cameroon international has decided to hang up her boots on her 28th birthday Cameroon international Gaelle Enganamouit has announced her retirement from football at the age of 28, Goal understands. The striker has been without a club since she mutually parted ways in April 2019 with Spanish side Malaga, who she joined four months earlier after leaving Norwegian outfit Avaldsnes. Despite her fitness worries, she made Cameroon's squad for the 2019 Women's World Cup but did not feature in any matches as the Indomitable Lionesses reached the Round of 16 in France.
Gabriel Jesus makes pizza and  burgers admission
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Gabriel Jesus makes pizza and burgers admission

The Brazil international has revealed that his diet was not the best when he arrived in England, but a personal performance coach has him in top shape Gabriel Jesus admits that he had much to learn when arriving at Manchester City, with the Brazilian revealing that he “loved pizza and burgers” before taking on a personal performance coach. A highly-rated South American striker was taken to the Etihad Stadium during the winter transfer window of 2017. Jesus was still a teenager at that time and was very much still learning his trade when it came to the demands and expectations placed on elite performers.
Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash
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Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash

The Algeria international looks forward to playing a part for the Magpies when they resume league action at St. James’ Park later this month Nabil Bentaleb has praised his Newcastle United teammates for their hard work in training ahead of the Premier League restart. The English top-flight will resume action on June 17, more than three months after it was suspended due to coronavirus lockdown and Steve Bruce’s men are scheduled to host Sheffield United at home four days later. Newcastle intensified their preparation with a behind-closed-doors training match at St James' Park on Saturday with the Algerian midfielder scoring a stunning goal from outside the penalty area.
Marotta: Inter will sign a top player if Lautaro leaves
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Marotta: Inter will sign a top player if Lautaro leaves

The Nerazzurri chief has come out to address the future of the Argentine striker, who has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta hopes Barcelona do not pay Lautaro Martinez's release clause but vowed to replace the forward with a star if he leaves. Lautaro has been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga giants, with Inter reportedly insisting the Argentina international's buy-out clause of €111 million (£99m/$125m) will need to be paid. Marotta again reiterated the Serie A side had no interest in selling Lautaro, but said a new talisman would be signed if the 22-year-old does end up moving on to pastures new.
Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract
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Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract

The 18-year-old is hungry for more first-team action under Frank Lampard after signing a deal that will run until 2025 Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin has signed a five-year contract extension, the Premier League club have confirmed. The 18-year-old midfielder has been with the west London outfit since the age of six and has made two appearances for Frank Lampard's side this season. The England Under-19 international made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup third round against Grimsby, coming on midway through the second half as the Blues trounced the League Two side 7-1.
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.
‘Werner is Michael Owen-like & a danger player’ – £54m Chelsea move makes sense to Cascarino
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‘Werner is Michael Owen-like & a danger player’ – £54m Chelsea move makes sense to Cascarino

The ex-Blues striker believes the Germany international will prove to be a good fit at Stamford Bridge after deciding not to wait on a Liverpool move Chelsea are getting a “Michael Owen-like” frontman in Timo Werner, says Tony Cascarino, with the Germany international expected to be a “real danger player” for the Blues. Those at Stamford Bridge have agreed to trigger the £54 million (€60m/$68m) release clause that will free the 24-year-old striker from his contract at RB Leipzig. No deal has been completed as yet, but there is a belief in west London that a top target will be acquired.
Chelsea getting a Rush-esque forward in Werner’ – Blues legend Hudson hails £54m transfer coup
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Chelsea getting a Rush-esque forward in Werner’ – Blues legend Hudson hails £54m transfer coup

An iconic figure from the past at Stamford Bridge is excited by the future in west London after seeing a deal agreed for a Germany international Chelsea will be getting an Ian Rush-esque frontman in Timo Werner, says Blues legend Alan Hudson, with the Germany international considered to be cut from the same cloth as a Liverpool icon. A £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal has been put in place by those at Stamford Bridge which is intended to see a prolific striker join their ranks. Frank Lampard has acted decisively in his hunt for another goalscorer, with interest from the likes of Premier League rivals Liverpool seemingly fended off.
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.
‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes
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‘If Klopp wanted Werner, he’d have got him’ – Liverpool haven’t lost out to Chelsea, says Barnes

The former Reds star believes a German coach at Anfield has earned enough trust that any transfer calls he makes will be fully supported Liverpool did not lose out to Chelsea in the race for Timo Werner, says John Barnes, with Jurgen Klopp merely opting against moving for a player that he would have landed had he wanted to. Those at Anfield were considered to be leading the race for a highly sought-after Germany international. Werner is, however, seemingly heading for Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea putting a £54 million (€60m/$68m) deal in place with RB Leipzig.
San Lorenzo chief Manas insists no offers for Inter Milan target Gaich
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San Lorenzo chief Manas insists no offers for Inter Milan target Gaich

San Lorenzo chief Norberto Manas insists no offers have arrived for Adolfo Gaich. The Argentina international striker is interesting Inter Milan. “Officially, we have not received any formal proposal for Gaich. We know there is interest, but no offer has arrived," Manas said'. Gaich has a contract with San Lorenzo until the end of next season. He is being linked with Inter as a replacement for Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez
Southampton winger Djenepo aiming to be the next Mane
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Southampton winger Djenepo aiming to be the next Mane

The Mali international did not hide his admiration for the Senegalese forward whom he has been compared to earlier this season Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo said he is aiming to become the next Sadio Mane as he described the Liverpool star as "a big inspiration" for him. Djenepo has enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League after his move from Standard Liege last June, with a contribution of two goals and two assists in 18 outings for the Saints. The 21-year-old’s electric form in Ralph Hasenhuttl's team has drawn a comparison between him and Mane, who left St Mary's Stadium in 2016 to join Liverpool.
Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane
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Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane

The Malian forward has lofty ambitions and has backed himself to reach some impressive heights in the years to come Southampton attacker Moussa Djenepo is hoping to "become the next Sadio Mane" as he uses the Liverpool star as inspiration. Djenepo, 21, joined the club for a reported £14 million ($17m) from Standard Liege last year, and had scored two goals and provided two assists in 18 Premier League games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mane spent two seasons at St Mary's before joining Liverpool in 2016 and the Senegal international has developed into one of the world's best attackers.
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.
‘Nice to see you again as Austrian champion’ – Red Bull Salzburg’s Onguene revels in Cup triumph
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‘Nice to see you again as Austrian champion’ – Red Bull Salzburg’s Onguene revels in Cup triumph

Die Mozartstadter successfully defended their title after demolishing Austria Lustenau on Friday, much to the excitement of the Cameroon international Jerome Onguene is certainly a happy man having helped Red Bull Salzburg win a seventh Austrian Cup title on Friday. Ghana’s Majeed Ashimeru and Mali’s Sekou Koita were on target as Jesse Marsch’s men beat Austria Lustenau 5-0 in the final – which gave Salzburg their second consecutive triumph in the competition Cameroon international Onguene was a 78th-minute replacement for Maximilian Wober and a minute later, Koita completed the rout inside Worthersee Stadium.
Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement –  Costa
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Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement – Costa

The Brazil international says he has hired a mental coach to help him deal with the side-effects of his fitness troubles Juventus winger Douglas Costa says he has considered retiring because of his frequent injury problems. The Brazilian has missed 17 games in three spells out of action for the Serie A leaders this season alone, and has particularly struggled with hamstring and calf issues during his career. Costa says he manages to see the funny side but that, at times, the disappointment of missing out can be overwhelming.
No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale
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No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale

The Nigeria youth international has sparked talk of agreeing terms with the Eagles, but his club claims his destination lies elsewhere ‘Little Ronaldo’ Peter Olawale has “no offer on the table” from Ligue I outfit Nice, and the destination of the young forward will be known when the ban on international travel is lifted. The 17-year-old has been linked with Lille, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund following a notable 2019 U17 World Cup outing in Brazil. Reports have it that Olawale has penned a five-year contract with the Allianz Riviera outfit after agreeing to personal terms and will be unveiled in July.
Ace Music Producer, Kiddominant Set To Drop New Song
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Ace Music Producer, Kiddominant Set To Drop New Song

International Afrobeats genius, Kiddominant, drops his much-anticipated debut single for the year 2020 on Friday, May 29. The new single titled eWallet and featuring Cassper Nyovest will be available on all digital platforms. Kiddominant has spent a great deal of time writing and producing some of the greatest hits recorded in Afrobeats history. From Davido’s game-changing and historic treasure “Fall” to AKA’s multi-platinum certified “Fela In Versace,” Kiddominant has successfully coursed through a trajectory in music having credits and bearing an association with highly revered acts including Wizkid, Wale, Mr Eazi, DJ Maphorisa, Chris Brown, Summer Walker and even Beyoncé. The year 2020 seeks to excitedly unravel the enigma that is Kiddominant. From showing up to the Grammys and th...
I Promote Artistes With International Visibility — Lanre Typical
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I Promote Artistes With International Visibility — Lanre Typical

Azeez Olanrewaju Adenekan, Nigerian Dubai-based music promoter popularly known as Lanre Typical, who promotes the finest talents and outstanding individuals in the Nigeria/Africa entertainment industry has explained what it takes for an artiste to attract his attention. According to the promoter who has brought many African artistes, particularly Nigerians to Dubai on monthly basis for the nightlife experiences to Africans and non Africans living in the city, “I always consider the rave of the artiste, basically the artiste must have an international recognition for other nationalities to vibe to, especially, the artiste’s songs must be known, not only in Nigeria but in other African countries as well. “The industry is tough and rough, only consistent artistes can make the cut.” ...
‘It will not be a big deal’ – Oparanozie opens door to Nigerian League return after Guingamp exit
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‘It will not be a big deal’ – Oparanozie opens door to Nigerian League return after Guingamp exit

The Nigeria international striker could be the next high-profile star for the domestic league, with his departure from the French top-flight club Desire Oparanozie has revealed it 'will not be a big deal' for her to join a Nigeria Women's Premier League club after she parted ways with French outfit Guingamp.The abrupt end of the Division 1 Feminine 2019-20 season in France due to the coronavirus pandemic brought an end to her six-year-long journey with the club. The 26-year-old had joined the French top-flight club from Turkish women's side Ataşehir Belediyespor in 2014 and scored 45 goals in 106 appearances during her sojourn. Having confirmed her exit this week, the striker, who is now a free agent, admits she is open to the possibility of moving on to join a Nigerian club. ...
DJ Cuppy Mocks All Her Ex-Boyfriends
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DJ Cuppy Mocks All Her Ex-Boyfriends

Popular Nigerian Nigerian disc jockey and music producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, has taken to her official Twitter handle to mock all her exes. While it still remains unknown why the ‘Gelato’ crooner is mocking her exes, she accompanied her message with some photos which depict ‘mockery’. In 2017, the popular entertainer made headline when he relationship with former Nigerian international, Victor Anichebe hit the rock. Since then, she has not been seen in public places flaunting or showing off her man. OOBI TO ALL MY EXES ? #CUPPYDAT PIC.TWITTER.COM/SDVPSFK3KY — CUPPY (@CUPPYMUSIC) MAY 22, 2020
Bournemouth’s Philip Billing Snubs Nigeria for Denmark
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Bournemouth’s Philip Billing Snubs Nigeria for Denmark

Bournemouth midfielder, Philip Billing, has debunked rumours that he is interested in playing for Nigeria. In an interview with BT, he made it clear his international future lies with Denmark. Billing was born to a Nigerian father and Danish mother, making him eligible to represent both countries. The player has been called up by the Denmark senior team several times, but was a non-playing substitute six times. “It would be strange to play for Nigeria when I feel 100 percent Danish. “Of course I have Nigerian roots and I’m half Nigerian, but I was raised and born in Denmark. “I have Danish mother, Danish little brother and Danish little sister and a Nigerian father. But this is Denmark I want to play for. That’s my big dream,” Billing...
Emre Can sends Sancho Man Utd warning as he admits he could never join Red Devils
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Emre Can sends Sancho Man Utd warning as he admits he could never join Red Devils

A current colleague of the England international believes he should be staying put, with there no reason to leave one heavyweight side for another Jadon Sancho has been warned off a move to Manchester United by Emre Can, with a current colleague of the Borussia Dortmund winger admitting that he could never bring himself to join the Red Devils. Speculation regarding a switch to Old Trafford for an England international  continues to rage heading towards the next transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be in the market for more creativity and firepower, with Sancho boasting the potential to tick both of those boxes in a wide attacking role.
I Am Tired Of Nigeria – Ex-BBNaija Housemate Khloe
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I Am Tired Of Nigeria – Ex-BBNaija Housemate Khloe

Former BBNaija housemate is sure tired of the lockdown. The reality TV star stated that she is tired of the country and can not wait to leave as soon as the airports are open. Recall the FG stopped both international and local flights so as to be able to fight the CVPVID 19 pandemic. Sharing a photo of herself Khloe wrote; ”This is me right now waiting for Airports to be opened so I can Japa cos I tire ??. Who’s with me ?”  
Souleymane Camara: Senegal striker ends 13-year spell at Montpellier
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Souleymane Camara: Senegal striker ends 13-year spell at Montpellier

After over a decade at Stade de la Mosson, the ex-Senegal international has decided to end his stay at the club Montpellier president Laurent Nicollin has announced that Souleymane Camara will not renew his contract this summer after spending 13 years at the club. The Dakar-born striker has spent his entire career in France, helping Montpellier to win their first-ever Ligue 1 title in 2012 and he also won the French League Cup with Monaco in the 2002-03 season. Camara signed a one-year contract extension with La Paillade last year, and he will not be renewing the deal following its expiration.
‘Ferguson killed me!’ – Nani was ‘scared’ of Man Utd boss
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‘Ferguson killed me!’ – Nani was ‘scared’ of Man Utd boss

The Portugal international viewed the legendary Scottish manager as a father figure but he struggled to communicate with his boss at first Nani has admitted that he was initially "scared" of Sir Alex Ferguson, revealing that the former Manchester United boss once "killed" him and Ryan Giggs in front of their team-mates. Nani arrived at Old Trafford in 2007 from Sporting CP and struggled for a long time with the language barrier. However, the winger knew just how angry Ferguson was with him after a missed penalty against Fulham in 2010. Giggs was on spot-kick duty that day at Craven Cottage but the in-form Nani took it upon himself to try to make it 3-1 to United. Unfortunately, the Portuguese winger missed and, to compound his disappointment, Fulham then snatched a point w...