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Married Nigerian man pays N2m to lady he raped after meeting her on Facebook to cover up the case
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Married Nigerian man pays N2m to lady he raped after meeting her on Facebook to cover up the case

A married Nigerian man has reportedly paid a lady he raped after they met on Facebook N2m to cover up the case. Media personality, Blossom Martins made the disclosure in a Facebook post she shared. From the post she shared, it was gathered that the lady involved met the man on her wall. See the post below; Blossom one of your followers raped me, I ve been crying all day, this man is wicked and mean, I begged this man to let me go but he insisted, and he is married, Aunty blossom his name is Mr ............. pls ma, I see how you call out people and fight for your community girls, pls call out this man for me pls ma, I am begging you pls I want to pay back this man for what he did to me, I commented on your post that I need money for my school fees he chatted me to come and...
Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk
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Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk

The Anfield academy graduate had been hoping to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan in the Championship, but saw a summer move blocked Nat Phillips admits he was feeling “disappointed” with life at Liverpool before an unexpected break came his way, with the defender seeing a loan move to the Championship blocked in the summer. Opportunities at Anfield were few and far between for the 23-year-old when another campaign began on Merseyside, with Jurgen Klopp having a number of international centre-halves at his disposal. Phillips expected that situation to lead to his exit, but no transfer took place and frustration was mounting for the Reds academy graduate when a string of unfortunate injuries played into his hands.
Reading youngster Richards on verge of joining Bayern Munich on free transfer
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Reading youngster Richards on verge of joining Bayern Munich on free transfer

The English left-back looks set to continue his development at Allianz Arena when his current contract at Madejski Stadium expires Reading youngster Omar Richards is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich on a free transfer, Goal understands. Reports in Germany have stated that Richards has passed a medical with Bayern and agreed a four-year contract which will see him remain at Allianz Stadium through to 2024. Goal can confirm that a deal is close to being finalised, with the 23-year-old set to join the German champions when his current deal at Reading expires at the end of June.
Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva
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Why I Enjoy Champions League Football in Chelsea More Than PSG – Thiago Silva

  Brazilian defender, Thiago Silva, has said he enjoys Champions League football in Chelsea more than PSG because of the Premier League side’s previous success in Europe’s elite competition. Silva moved to Stamford Bridge from PSG on a free transfer last summer after eight seasons with the Ligue 1 giants. The Brazilian won 23 honours, of which seven were Ligue 1 titles but never tasted the Champions League trophy. The Ligue 1 champions came close to winning the Champions League last term, getting to the final last summer under current Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel but they were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich. “At PSG, the pressure to win a first Champions League is immense. The team works around this objective, not to win Ligue 1,” Silva told FourFourTwo “It’s ...
EPL: Man United to Release Three Players this Summer [Full list]
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EPL: Man United to Release Three Players this Summer [Full list]

  Manchester United are set to release three of their players this summer transfer window, according to Manchester Evening News. The three players are Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira and Paul Woolston. Man United are frittering more than £600,000 a week on the goalkeepers’ salary, but the three players are expected to leave the club in the summer. The Red Devils have no intention to trigger the one-year extension in Romero and Pereira’s contracts, while Woolston, popular Under-23 goalkeeper, is due to be let go after spending two-and-a-half years with the second string. Romero has not played all season and is fifth-choice behind David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop. The 33-year-old was unable to engineer a transfer in either of the last two windo...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Tells Jesse Lingard to Leave Man United Permanently
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Tells Jesse Lingard to Leave Man United Permanently

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told midfielder, Jesse Lingard, to leave Manchester United on a permanent deal this summer transfer window. Ferdinand believes Lingard should be aiming to quit Man United and extend his stay at West Ham, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have moved ahead after they signed new players last transfer window. Lingard is currently on loan at West Ham until the end of the season after he made just three appearances for Man United this season. The 28-year-old has made a bright start at West Ham, scoring two goals in his debut against Aston Villa earlier this month and also impressed in their 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last Monday. “What is his ambition here, beyond this season, what is he [Lingard] looking to do?’ Ferdinand tol...
EPL: Sam Allardyce Explains Real Reasons West Brom Didn’t Sign Ahmed Musa
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EPL: Sam Allardyce Explains Real Reasons West Brom Didn’t Sign Ahmed Musa

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has explained the real reason why his club did not sign Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa during the January transfer window. Allardyce said West Brom did not sign Musa because the Premier League club had run out of money having already signed the likes of Robert Snodgrass, Andy Lonergan, Mbaye Diagne and Okay Yokuslu in January. “We’d already brought four players in, so it didn’t fall within our budget anymore,” Allardyce was quoted by Birmingham Live as saying ahead of West Brom’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday. “More players would have had to have left to have funded that one. It’s a shame that Musa didn’t get in or come in earlier, obviously because of Covid he couldn’t make it. “He may have been one of t...
Chelsea, Inter Milan Considering Jorginho-Eriksen Swap Deal
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Chelsea, Inter Milan Considering Jorginho-Eriksen Swap Deal

  Chelsea are looking to bring Christian Eriksen back to the Premier League and sending Jorginho to Inter Milan as a part of a swap deal, Calciomercato reports. The shock move would see Eriksen who previously played for the Blues’ bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, move to Stamford Bridge. Out-of-favour playmaker Jorginho would then make the switch back to Serie A. Chelsea have already contacted Inter regarding a summer trade for Eriksen. Talks between the two clubs are said to be “very much in the early stage,” but progressing. Inter have been linked with a move for Jorginho for some time, but Chelsea consider Jorginho to be of higher market value than Eriksen and would demand cash to complete the transfer. Knowing of Inter’s admiration for Jorginho and Antoni...
Barcelona ‘Will not Play Coutinho’ to Avoid Paying Liverpool £4.5m
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Barcelona ‘Will not Play Coutinho’ to Avoid Paying Liverpool £4.5m

  Barcelona playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, is set to sit out the rest of the season, so that the club avoids paying a transfer instalment to Liverpool, according to Onze The Spanish giants are neck-deep in debts, amid the economic turmoil caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Barca have racked up debts close to £1billion and could be at risk of bankruptcy. Liverpool will be due a £4.5million cheque, if Coutinho plays another seven games this season. The Brazil star is currently injured, but will be available for selection again in March. However, he will reportedly not be considered for selection unless Barca are desperate. It is reported Barca currently owe a whopping £112 million to 19 other teams in various transfer instalments, including a payment of £26...
Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel Confirms Kepa Will Start FA Cup Tie
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Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel Confirms Kepa Will Start FA Cup Tie

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the club’s record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, will start tonight’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Barnsley. Kepa arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2018 as replacement for Thibaut Courtois. The Spaniard cost the Blues a world record £72million, but has since endured a rough patch. He has eventually been replaced as Chelsea’s first choice by Eduoard Mendy, who arrived from Rennes last summer. Mendy has started all four of Tuchel’s matches in charge so far and conceded just once, but the 28-year-old will earn a rest this evening with the German tactician handing Kepa an olive branch. “He [Kepa] will play [against Barnsley]. From outside, of course we had a view on his situation and some difficulties on the sporting sid...
Ahmed Musa’s Proposed Move to West Brom cut off due to club’s Reluctance to Pay his £60,000 weekly salary
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Ahmed Musa’s Proposed Move to West Brom cut off due to club’s Reluctance to Pay his £60,000 weekly salary

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa's proposed transfer to English Premier League club, West Brom has been terminated. Musa, who terminated his lucrative contract with Saudi Arabian Pro League side Al-Nassr last October, passed a fitness test under the supervision of West Brom's sports science and performance team at the training center last week Thursday. The club had earlier planned to sign him on a short term deal but club bosses have now reportedly rejected Musa saying his salary package of £60,000, with the club's board agreeing that the salary was too high for a player with a low resale value The club also pulled the plug on the deal because they have a limited transfer budget. According to reports from England, Musa's agent gave a deadline to West Brom to complete his t...
Barcelona told they made ‘big error’ selling Luis Suarez
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Barcelona told they made ‘big error’ selling Luis Suarez

Celta Vigo striker, Iago Aspas, has insisted that Barcelona made a ‘big error’ by selling Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid. Aspas said this after Suarez netted a record-breaking brace during Atletico Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Monday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. Suarez’s brace against Celta means the Uruguay striker is now the first player to score 16 goals in his first 17 games for a Spanish top-flight team in the 21st century, beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals. The 34-year-old left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer transfer window after the Catalan club terminated his contract. “The truth is he [Luis Suarez] is a true forward, a winner even in rondos and training matches. He always gave 200 per cent,” Aspas told Marca. “What you see on...
Barcelona Letting Luis Suarez Leave Is The Strangest Transfer Decision In Recent Memory
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Barcelona Letting Luis Suarez Leave Is The Strangest Transfer Decision In Recent Memory

  Barcelona forcing Luis Suarez out of the club and letting him join rivals Atletico Madrid is the worst transfer decision in modern football. The Uruguayan striker has scored 16 goals in 17 La Liga games for Atletico, breaking a record held by Cristiano Ronaldo (when he joined Real Madrid) for the fastest player to reach that total at a new club this century. Astonishing. Atletico Madrid are runaway Liga leaders: eight points above Barcelona and Real Madrid, and with a game in hand. All this with a player Barcelona were actively trying to get rid of for nothing. No wonder Lionel Messi was fuming this summer after his close friend was pushed out of Camp Nou. The player actually looked set to leave on a free to Juventus, having reportedly been told by Barcelona's incomin...
EPL: David Alaba Gives Condition to Sign for Chelsea
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EPL: David Alaba Gives Condition to Sign for Chelsea

Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba, has given a condition to sign for Chelsea this summer transfer window. Alaba will join Chelsea at the end of the season if the Premier League giants pay him around £20million-a-year. The Telegraph reports that Alaba has asked for close to £400,000-a-week to move to the West London club from Bayern. That would make Alaba Chelsea’s highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge, with N’Golo Kante, the current top earner on around £295,000-a-week. The 28-year-old is set to leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer. Alaba’s current deal with Bayern Munich will expire at the end of June 2021. Chelsea are among interested clubs that want to secure the service of Alaba, with Real Madrid leading the way for his signature. Alaba’s curre...
Odion Ighalo completes Al Shabab transfer
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Odion Ighalo completes Al Shabab transfer

  Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo’s year-long Red Devils loan spell from Shanghai Shenhua ended last month. Ighalo, 31, returned to China but has now gone to the Middle East for his latest adventure. Al Shabab sit top of the Saudi Professional League with half the season gone. And they hope Ighalo can fire them to their first title since 2012. The Nigerian ace scored five times during his Old Trafford loan. And Ighalo will now play alongside former Sevilla star Ever Banega at his new home.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
I Was a Fool to Snub Arsenal Transfer – Chiellini
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I Was a Fool to Snub Arsenal Transfer – Chiellini

Juventus defender, Giorgio Chiellini, has admitted his regrets at turning down the chance to join Arsenal when they tried to sign him at 16. Chiellini, who joined Juve in 2005, has gone on to win nine Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies. The 36-year-old has also reached the final of the Champions League twice. However, Chiellini has now revealed he rejected a transfer to Arsenal because he did not want to leave his boyhood club Livorno. In an interview with French magazine So Foot, he said: “In hindsight, I was a fool to decline that offer. I was 16, I played in Serie C, I got a huge offer. “I didn’t feel ready. If I had accepted, it would have given the impression of betraying Livorno.”
Villas-Boas, Marseille Clash Over Unwanted’ Transfer
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Villas-Boas, Marseille Clash Over Unwanted’ Transfer

Marseille have suspended manager Andre Villas-Boas, after he clashed with the Ligue 1 outfit over the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic and subsequently offered his resignation. The French club completed Ntcham’s signing on Deadline Day. The 24-year-old arrives on loan until the end of the season and the agreement includes a £4.5m option to buy him. But speaking at a news conference ahead of their game away to Lens on Wednesday, Villas-Boas said: “I submitted my resignation, saying that I did not agree with the sporting policy. “I don’t want anything from OM. I don’t want money. “We ended the transfer window with a new player [Ntcham]. He is a player that I had said no for.” Marseille have now announced V...
Odion Ighalo Undergoes Medicals With Al-Shabab After Man Utd Exit
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Odion Ighalo Undergoes Medicals With Al-Shabab After Man Utd Exit

  Odion Ighalo has touched down in Saudi Arabia, where he is undergoing his medicals ahead of a move to Al-Shabab. The 31-year-old has agreed on a two-and-a-half-year deal with his new club. The transfer window in Saudi does not close until February 7, Sky Sport reports. Ighalo returned to Shanghai Shenhua after his loan deal with Manchester United came to an end. The former Super Eagles striker joined the Reds in January 2020, initially until the end of May. With the 2019/2020 campaign continuing into the summer, United reached an agreement to extend his loan until this month. Overall, Ighalo made 23 appearances for United, scoring five goals.
EPL: Total Amount Arsenal Have Saved after Ozil, Mustafi, Kolasinac Exits Revealed
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EPL: Total Amount Arsenal Have Saved after Ozil, Mustafi, Kolasinac Exits Revealed

  Arsenal have saved around £12.7m in wages, following a clear out in the January transfer window. Shkodran Mustafi left for Schalke on deadline day, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock joined West Brom and Newcastle on loan respectively. Mesut Ozil and Sokratis both saw their contracts terminated six months earlier. Sead Kolasinac also left for Schalke on loan, while William Saliba switched to Nice for the remainder of the season. The biggest saving came from the termination of Ozil’s contract ahead of his move to Fenerbahce. He was on £350,000 per week. Sokratis, who has joined Olympiacos on a free transfer, was on around £90,000 per week, according to wtfoot.com. And Macey, who has joined Hibernian, was paid around £10,000 per week. That amounts...
EPL: Ozan Kabak’s Shirt Number at Liverpool Revealed
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EPL: Ozan Kabak’s Shirt Number at Liverpool Revealed

Liverpool’s new signing, Ozan Kabak’s shirt number at Anfield has been revealed. Kabak will wear the No.19 shirt at Liverpool after completing a loan deal to the Premier League champions from Schalke 04 on transfer deadline day (Monday). The 20-year-old will spend the remainder of the 2020/21 season with Jurgen Klopp’s side. Kabak completed the formalities of the switch in Germany and will travel to Merseyside later this week. The player arrives at the Reds after two years in the German Bundesliga, where he represented VfB Stuttgart before joining Schalke in July 2019. He has seven caps for the Turkey national team.
Odion Ighalo’s New Club Revealed
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Odion Ighalo’s New Club Revealed

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has agreed to a permanent deal with Saudi Arabian side, Al-Shabab, Sky Sports reports. Ighalo’s move to Al-Shabab is subject to passing medical and agreeing personal terms. His loan spell at Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua came to an end on January 31, 2021. The Nigerian forward was due to return to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, but they have given him permission to speak to Al-Shabab. The transfer window in Saudi Arabia will be closed on February 7, 2021. Ighalo netted five goals in 23 appearances in all competitions for Man United during his loan spells at Old Trafford. He only made two starts this season since Edinson Cavani joined Man United from PSG in October. The 31-year-old confirmed his departure ...
Mikel Arteta Hints at More Arsenal Transfers Before January Window Closes
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Mikel Arteta Hints at More Arsenal Transfers Before January Window Closes

Arsenal coach,Mikel Arteta, has hinted that the club could complete some transfer deals before the January window closes. Only Mat Ryan and Martin Odegaard have arrived at the Emirates, both on loans from Brighton and Real Madrid respectively. However, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have departed on free transfers. William Saliba and Sead Kolasinac will spend the rest of the season on loans at Nice and Schalke respectively. There could be more ins and outs, before the window slams shut in a few days. Shkodran Mustafi is rumoured to be a target for Liverpool and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will possibly go out on loan. Reiss Nelson could also be sent on loan to a team in the Championship. “I spoke with all of the players about their own situation because they are...
‘PSG have been disrespectful in Messi pursuit’ – Barca presidential candidate Laporta threatens to report Ligue 1 champions to FIFA
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‘PSG have been disrespectful in Messi pursuit’ – Barca presidential candidate Laporta threatens to report Ligue 1 champions to FIFA

The Catalan politician says he will take legal action against the Argentine's potential suitors if he is re-elected at Camp Nou Paris Saint-Germain have been "disrespectful" in their pursuit of Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta, who has threatened to report the Ligue 1 champions to FIFA. PSG have been strongly linked with Messi ever since his decision to hand in a transfer request at Camp Nou at the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 33-year-old ultimately decided to see out the final year of his current contract with Barca after opposition from club officials and La Liga, but his long-term future remains up in the air.  
Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun
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Three men arrested for beating 23-year-old to death over alleged phone theft in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men who beat a 23-year- old man to death over an alleged phone theft.   According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the three men identified as Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, all of MTN street Iju Ota, were arrested following a report by one Ajibade Gbenga who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that his son Samuel Ajibade was alleged to have stolen two handsets by the suspects, consequent upon which the three suspects jointly beat him to state of comma.   Oyeymi said Ajibade informed the police that the deceased was rushed to general hospital ota for medical attention but was confirmed dead on arrival, by the doctor on duty. Upon the report, the...
Arsenal ‘Make Loan Approach’ For Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal ‘Make Loan Approach’ For Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

  Arsenal have made a loan offer for Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard as he searches for regular first-team football. Odegaard has expressed his desire to leave the club in a bid for minutes under his belt having played just seven La Liga games this season. And with Arsenal recently offloading Mesut Ozil, Sky Sports say Mikel Arteta has approached the Spanish giants over a short-term deal. Arteta wants him on loan for the rest of the season which will give the midfielder and his side to figure out his long-term future. The 22-year-old wasn't included in his side's humiliating Copa del Rey upset to Alcoyano on Wednesday with a move away on the cards. Manchester United are reportedly also keeping tabs on the Danish international. Dani Ceballos, who's on loan from Re...
‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’
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‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’

    Rio Ferdinand has branded Amad Diallo as a potential "world-beater" and likened his transfer to that of Cristiano Ronaldo when he signed for Manchester United. The Red Devils announced the signing of Diallo, 18, from Atalanta after striking a deal before the transfer window closed in October. The 18-year-old joins the Old Trafford club in a move worth up to £37.2 million. And former United defender Ferdinand believes Diallo's transfer bares resemblance to Ronaldo's switch to the club from Sporting CP back in 2003. Speaking on FIVE YouTube channel, he said: "We've just bought a kid in from Atalanta and hopefully he does something. "If you see his clips and speak to people at the club who are involved in buying him, potentially this kid could be a world-bea...
Ex-Everton And Real Madrid Ace Completes Transfer Just Weeks After Bankruptcy
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Ex-Everton And Real Madrid Ace Completes Transfer Just Weeks After Bankruptcy

  Former Everton and Real Madrid winger Royston Drenthe has completed a transfer to Spanish fourth tier side Racing Murcia. Still only 33-years-old, the former Netherlands international was declared bankrupt by a Dutch court just last month. Since showing flashes of brilliance at the Bernabeu and Goodison Park, Drenthe has gone through some troubling times off the field. This eventually led to him giving up football altogether in 2016, after spells in the Championship, Turkey, and Abu Dhabi. In his two-year hiatus from the game, he tried acting with a role in crime drama Mocro Maffia, and tried to start a music career under the name Roya2Faces. However, he returned to football in 2018 with Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch second division, and then went on to play for Kozak...
PSG boss Leonardo responds to Neymar’s Messi plea
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PSG boss Leonardo responds to Neymar’s Messi plea

The Brazilian has made his desire for a reunion clear, but it seems the Ligue 1 giants are not pursuing a deal for now Sporting director Leonardo has played down speculation linking Paris Saint-Germain with a sensational move for Lionel Messi. The 32-year-old’s future is the subject of intense scrutiny as it looks increasingly likely he will move on from Barcelona in the summer. Messi is into the final year of his contract at Camp Nou and, having expressed his desire to leave earlier this year, it seems a new deal is unlikely, meaning he would be able to leave on a free transfer.
Mbappe reaches 100 goals for PSG with strike against Montpellier
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Mbappe reaches 100 goals for PSG with strike against Montpellier

The 21-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 giants in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before making the transfer permanent the following year Kylian Mbappe’s strike against Montpellier on Saturday in a 3-1 win marked his century of goals for Paris Saint-Germain, placing him in some elite company. The 21-year-old only joined PSG in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before making the transfer permanent the following year, and his goals have come at an impressive rate. His first goal came against Metz on September 8 2017, his second appearance for the club in the league.
Amosun Didn’t Transfer N12.5m Ogun Money To Buhari – Garba Shehu
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Amosun Didn’t Transfer N12.5m Ogun Money To Buhari – Garba Shehu

The statement read; ''Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate” is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Estate is a large housing scheme in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was commissioned by President Buhari in the course of a State visit. PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State government, which honoured the President by naming it after him of cause that does not confer the ownership of the Estate to President Buhari. The gossipy online newspaper, peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored. ...
Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United
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Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has revealed that he is keen for a sensational reunion with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old Brazilian winger scored a brace on Wednesday as PSG sealed an important 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League. Speaking after the match, Neymar made a bombshell claim to Brazilian reporters that he wants to share the pitch with Messi again. "What I want most is to play with [Messi] again, to be able to enjoy being on the pitch with him again," the Brazil international said. "He could play in my place. He won't have any problems, I'm sure. I want to play with him again and I'm sure that, next season, we have to do it." Neymar played alongside Messi for four years at the Camp Nou before he completed ...
Donny Van De Beek Told He Has Made Huge Mistake Joining Manchester United By Marco Van Basten
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Donny Van De Beek Told He Has Made Huge Mistake Joining Manchester United By Marco Van Basten

  Dutch legend Marco van Basten has slammed Donny van de Beek's decision to join Manchester United in a remarkable outburst. The 23-year-old completed a £35 million move from Ajax in the summer window but since, the midfielder has been restricted to a handful of starts under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, spending the majority of his time watching from the bench. In fact, Van de Beek has made just two starts for United since arriving, with both of those coming in the Carabao Cup against Luton Town and Brighton. Despite scoring just 15 minutes into his debut in United's opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, it has been a frustrating start to life at Old Trafford, although Solskjaer has stressed that his time will come. But those assurances are not enough for the great Marco van B...
‘Thiago Silva has got everything!’ – Zouma ‘excited to learn from’ Chelsea’s summer signing
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‘Thiago Silva has got everything!’ – Zouma ‘excited to learn from’ Chelsea’s summer signing

The Frenchman says the former Paris Saint-Germain star has already had a big impact in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge Thiago Silva has "got everything", according to Kurt Zouma, who says he's "excited to learn from" Chelsea's summer signing. Chelsea snapped Silva up on a free transfer at the end of August after seeing him depart Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract. The Brazilian wasn't offered a renewal at Parc des Princes despite help ing Thomas Tuchel's side reach last season's Champions League final, but was given the chance to extend his career at the highest level when Frank Lampard came calling.
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, ...
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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.
Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz
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Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz

The Blues have a new forward line to take on the champions of England but their signing won't be ready in time for the match Frank Lampard has revealed signing fellow Germany international Timo Werner helped him in his bid to sign the high-coveted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a £70 million ($89m) deal. Chelsea sought the opinion of Werner, who came in from RB Leipzig through his £47.5m ($61m) release clause over two months earlier, which helped kickstart a summer transfer spend of around £200m ($252m) on five significant signings. Indeed, having introduced Werner into the squad to train, Lampard had a player he could use to give him feedback on what would be a major deal for the club. After a long round of talks, Chelsea finally got their man and Lampard appreciated the ...
Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window
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Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window

The Reds have made just one signing since winning the Premier League title, but their manager is not concerned by the lack of activity Jurgen Klopp vowed Liverpool will not "throw money away" as he hit back at the Premier League champions' transfer critics. Liverpool finished 18 points clear at the top of the table last season but have been accused by some observers of sitting back after making just one signing so far this window. Kostas Tsimikas was brought in from Olympiakos for £11.75 million ($15m) in August to provide competition for regular left-back Andy Robertson.
Lampard says Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea and won’t be sold amid Inter rumours
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Lampard says Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea and won’t be sold amid Inter rumours

The France midfielder has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, but the Blues boss isn't interested in such speculation Frank Lampard says N’Golo Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea’s plans going forward and he has no intention of selling him. Inter have been among the teams linked with a move for Kante, amid rumours Chelsea were looking to sell him to fund a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Chelsea have been heavily involved in this summer’s transfer dealings, but Lampard says Kante isn’t on the market.
Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan
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Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan

A day before joining the ranks at AC Milan, highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali asked childhood hero Gennaro Gattuso for permission to wear the iconic number 8 jersey. It was officially confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old had signed from Brescia on an initial season-long loan for a fee of £9 million, with the option to buy him permanently for £14 million next summer. Tonali, who was labeled "one of the most promising young talents in international football" by CEO Ivan Gazidis this week, is often compared to club legend Andrea Pirlo. In fact, Andrea Pirlo believes Sandro Tonali is "the most promising" midfielder in Italy but doesn't feel the 20-year old is the heir to his throne. Milan, meanwhile, have decided to hand the number eight jersey to the youngster - a num...
Gonzalo Higuain Set To Be The Next Star To Join David Beckham’s Inter Miami
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Gonzalo Higuain Set To Be The Next Star To Join David Beckham’s Inter Miami

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to be the latest marquee signing to join David Beckham's Inter Miami, with reports claiming the player has already reached an agreement. The news comes from Argentina with Tyc Sports' Cesar Luis Merlo reporting that the deal between the American club and player is for two and a half years, until the end of the 2020 season. Tyc also claim that the Juventus striker turned down offers to remain in Serie A and to move to the Premier League in order to join Beckham's side. The report says that the only thing left to do is to agree a deal with Juventus, although the Old Lady may be willing to let him leave for nothing. That's exactly the situation Beckham's team found themselves in earlier this summer when the Italian champions allowed World Cup winner B...
Buhari Approves Transfer Of NIMC To Ministry Of Communication
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Buhari Approves Transfer Of NIMC To Ministry Of Communication

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval for the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. A statement by the ministry’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, sent to PREMIUM TIMES Monday morning, said the decision was to ensure “synergy and effective ministry supervisory mechanism is put in place to coordinate, monitor and track the progress of Federal Government’s digital transformation initiatives.” Transferring the identity commission to the ministry, according to the statement, will aid the harmonisation of citizens’ data which will aid planning, the economy and security. The commission which is in charge of managing national identity database for Nigerians was hitherto domiciled under the Office of the ...
Virgil Van Dijk Sends Donny Van De Beek Message After Completing Man United Transfer
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Virgil Van Dijk Sends Donny Van De Beek Message After Completing Man United Transfer

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has told Donny Van de Beek that he is glad he switched from Ajax to Manchester United. The 23-year-old’s move to Old Trafford is imminent after completing his medical with Man United on Monday. Van de Beek will sign a five-year deal with the Red Devils after United agreed to pay Ajax €40million plus €5million add ons. The midfielder’s paperwork with Ajax is a success and his medical with Man United went smooth. The Netherlands international is expected to be unveiled as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s player this week. While the Reds are taking their time to announce their first summer signing and Solskjaer’s sixth signing, van Dijk has kept rivalry aside to laud his compatriot of his move to Old Trafford. “It’s a nice step for him to move to a ...
Kai Havertz To Chelsea Transfer All But Done As £72m Initial Fee Agreed
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Kai Havertz To Chelsea Transfer All But Done As £72m Initial Fee Agreed

Negotiations for the transfer of Havertz to Chelsea appear to have been completed and the deal can now go through later this week. Kai Havertz is set to become a Chelsea player after an initial £72million transfer fee was agreed. Chelsea and Leverkusen chiefs have agreed on the fee with two £9million bonus payments also included for future performances. The potential bonus payments are reportedly for a number of 'complicated' clauses, including if Chelsea win the Champions League inside the next five seasons. Havertz has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea. Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz said earlier on Monday that Havertz will never train with the club again. The Bayer boss said that he believes the forward is now set to leave the club amid his links to Chelsea - w...
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...
Fans Convinced Lionel Messi Deal Is Happening After Sergio Aguero Removes ’10’ From Instagram Handle
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Fans Convinced Lionel Messi Deal Is Happening After Sergio Aguero Removes ’10’ From Instagram Handle

Manchester City fans are convinced Lionel Messi is on his way after Sergio Aguero removed the number '10' from his Instagram handle. The former Atletico Madrid striker was previously '@KunAguero10' on the social media site but has dropped the two digits - with plenty of supporters seeing a link between the change and the club's pursuit of his compatriot and Argentina teammate. It's likely purely coincidental but City fans won't let it halt their excitement and who can blame them? A 23-year old Aguero took the No.16 shirt upon his arrival at City in 2011 but switched to the No.10 in 2015 following the departure of Edin Dzeko to AS Roma. Messi is highly synonymous with the iconic shirt number, having inherited it from Ronaldinho and wore it with distinction at Barcelona. ...
Gabriel ‘Lands In London To Complete £27m Arsenal Transfer’
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Gabriel ‘Lands In London To Complete £27m Arsenal Transfer’

Lille centre-back, Gabriel Magalhaes, has reportedly landed in London to complete his £27million move to Arsenal. The Brazilian was also a Manchester United and Napoli target but they look to have been beaten to the defender’s signature by the Gunners.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1297826174811475968&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fsportinglife.ng%2Fjust-in-gabriel-lands-in-london-to-complete-27m-arsenal-transfer%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px Flight Radar pictures on Twitter show private jet number E55P landing at Luton airport. Earlier this week Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go! ...
‘Man City need three exceptional signings’ – Guardiola requires more money, says Xavi
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‘Man City need three exceptional signings’ – Guardiola requires more money, says Xavi

The Barcelona legend, who worked under the Blues boss at Camp Nou, believes further funds need to be invested at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City need to continue backing Pep Guardiola in the transfer market and add another “three exceptional” signings to their ranks, says Xavi. The Barcelona legend is keeping a close eye on events at the Etihad Stadium. Having previously worked under Guardiola at Camp Nou, the World Cup winner is eager to see his former boss deliver more domestic and continental success in a distinguished coaching career.
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...
Willian’s Astonishing Wages At Arsenal Reportedly Revealed After Gunners Move
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Willian’s Astonishing Wages At Arsenal Reportedly Revealed After Gunners Move

Willian will pocket a whopping £220,000 a week after completing his sensational move to Arsenal, according to reports. The 32-year-old Brazilian winger has been heavily linked with the Gunners after becoming a free agent this summer. And Arsenal announced on Friday that they had completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal. According to The Daily Mail, Willian's basic salary at the Gunners is lower than what he earned during his time at Chelsea. However, the newspaper added that the Arsenal new boy would be rewarded handsomely through his 'huge signing-on fee' and 'loyalty payments and other bonuses.' The Brazil international could earn up to an astonishing £35m over the course of his time with Arsenal, according to The Daily Mail. Arsenal's hefty pay packag...