Thursday, October 28

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Messi’s preferred manager to replace Koeman revealed
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Messi’s preferred manager to replace Koeman revealed

Lionel Messi told Barcelona to replace Ronald Koeman with former team mate, Xavi Hernandez, before he left the club. Cadena COPE reports that Messi already endorsed Barca’s push to make Xavi their new manager following Koeman’s sack. Messi played with Xavi for 11 seasons at the Nou Camp. Koeman was dismissed by the LaLiga giants following a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night. The Catalans have recorded just four wins from 10 games in the league so far and are struggling to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, is reportedly already in negotiations with their former captain, Xavi. Xavi is currently in charge of Al-Sadd and is yet to reach an agreement with the Saudi club which would allow him to return to Barcelon...
Trump calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘a criminal’
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Trump calls Mark Zuckerberg ‘a criminal’

Former President Donald Trump has defended U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, following the Republican's indictment for lying to federal authorities about a $30,000 campaign contribution. A federal grand jury indicted Fortenberry on Tuesday October 19, after the lawmaker put out a defiant YouTube video featuring his wife and dog in front of a cornfield where he vowed to fight the charges. The indictment charges the nine-term Republican with one count of 'scheming to falsify and conceal material facts' and two counts of making false statements to to the FBI, according to the Los Angeles US Attorney's office. The office said Fortenberry made the false statements to agents looking into illegal campaign contributions to his 2016 reelection effort. According to the indictment, ...
Mikel Obi finally reveals why he snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea
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Mikel Obi finally reveals why he snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea

Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has finally revealed why he snubbed Manchester United and signed for Chelsea in 2006. Mikel, who spent 11 trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge after signing from Norwegian club, Lyn Oslo, disclosed that he joined Cheslea because the futures of three other Nigerian players were tied to the deal. Before his move to Chelsea,the midfieder first had an agreement in principle with Chelsea, but was tricked into penning a deal with Manchester United and had even spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone. This led to a legal battle between Lyn Oslo, Man Utd and Chelsea, while FIFA also intervened. At the end, Mikel eventually signed for Chelsea, who paid a compensation fee of £12m to Manchester United and £4m to Lyn. During that period, ...
Angelina Jolie sells stake in $164M French estate amid Brad Pitt divorce
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Angelina Jolie sells stake in $164M French estate amid Brad Pitt divorce

Actress Angelina Jolie has sold off her share of the $164 million French estate she co-owns with ex-husband Brad Pitt. Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday October 5, that she has offloaded her stake in their Chateau Miraval winery in Correns, France. Her shares were sold to wine group Tenute del Mondo, a faction of the Stoli Group, which also owns Masseto and Ornellaia. The price was not disclosed. The sale was concluded after she and Pitt came to an agreement on the division of their assets. The exes agreed to lift a “standard temporary restraining order” on their assets, opening the door for Jolie to sell her half of the 1,000-acre (1.5-square-mile) French estate. It also came after a lawsuit was filed against the 46-year-old “Maleficent” star alleging that she was trying ...
I did not forcefully take my kids away from my ex-wife, it was a unanimous agreement – OAP Nedu counters claim
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I did not forcefully take my kids away from my ex-wife, it was a unanimous agreement – OAP Nedu counters claim

OAP Nedu has countered report of "seizing" his kids from his ex-wife Uzoamaka Ohiri with the help of policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos. Punch had reported that the two kids were seized after Uzoamaka was asked to bring them to the State CID, stop making disparaging comments against the media personality on social media and report at the SCID regularly. However countering the claim with a photo of his ex-wife's statement, Nedu stated that it was a unanimous agreement. Expressing disappointment of having to come to social media to explain himself, he reiterated that he has always taken care of his kids contrary to claims made earlier. Nedu also revealed that the children were taken to Owerri to live for over a month without hi...
Rick Ross agrees to pay ex-girlfriend, Briana Singleton $11,000 per month in child support
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Rick Ross agrees to pay ex-girlfriend, Briana Singleton $11,000 per month in child support

American rapper, Rick Ross has agreed to pay his ex-girlfriend Briana Singleton $11,000 per month in child support. According to TMZ, the rapper is also on board for additional annual payments of up to $3,000 per child for extracurricular expenses if the figure goes past $7,560. A judge in Rick Ross’ paternity case, has reportedly signed off on his agreement to send monthly child support payments for their three kids. Rick Ross’ monthly income is said to sit at $585,000, while Singleton brings in $142. He also agreed to cut a check to Brianna's attorney for $25,000. This is coming after, Briana Singleton filed legal documents in Fayette County, Georgia in May 2020, requesting a hearing for Rick Ross to take a COVID-19 test if he wanted to visit his kids. She claimed Ross hadn’t ...
BBNaija: Why I avoided Nini – Angel
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BBNaija: Why I avoided Nini – Angel

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Angel has revealed why she was avoiding Nini at the beginning of the show. Nini had during a conversation with the housemate on Saturday evening complained that Angel was avoiding her and didn’t speak to her earlier in the show. “When Angel sees me in the house when we first got in she’ll go the opposite direction,” Nini said. Angel nodded in agreement saying her snub game was on a high level when she got into the house. According to her, she didn’t avoid Nini intentionally. Angel told Nini: “I was not avoiding you intentionally it was just my snubby part of me coming out. “I don’t talk to people I don’t know at first.”
Werner cancelled Bayern Munich move in 2019 after learning club leadership didn’t want him
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Werner cancelled Bayern Munich move in 2019 after learning club leadership didn’t want him

The striker was set to join the Bundesliga giants but pushed to have the deal annulled Timo Werner signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich in 2019 before he insisted the deal be cancelled after learning he wasn't wanted by senior Bayern figures, Goal and SPOX can confirm. Werner, then with RB Leipzig, was on a contract that expired in 2020, and was eyeing a move away as a free agent. But the forward learned that then-Bayern manager Niko Kovac and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic were not keen on his services, causing him to tell his agent Karl-Heinz Forster to cancel the deal.  
Dybala close to signing new long-term Juventus contract
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Dybala close to signing new long-term Juventus contract

The Argentine forward is finally set to commit his future to the Bianconeri after many months of speculation Paulo Dybala is close to signing a new long-term contract at Juventus, Goal can confirm. Speculation over Dybala's future has been raging in recent months, with his current deal at the Allianz Stadium due to expire in June 2022. As it stands, the Argentina international will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with any potential suitors from January, but he gave the clearest indication yet that he wants to stay at Juve after their 3-0 Champions League win at Malmo last week.  
Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike
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Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun State Chapter, says it has suspended its over one month strike. Ogun JUSUN Chairman, Tajudeen Edun, confirmed this to DAILY POST on Thursday. Edun said the strike was suspended following an agreement reached with the state government. He said the government has agreed to restore the deductions from their basic salaries, asking workers to resume fully on Monday. “Yes, we have suspended the strike. There is an agreement between us and the government. We have mandated our members of staff to resume fully on Monday. “We agreed on some areas that there are issues between us. We were asking that reductions from our basic salary be restored, and they have restored it,” Edun said. Court workers in Ogun State had embarked on the s...
Angelina Jolie accused of ‘using devious means to cut’ ex-husband, Brad Pitt out of a lucrative deal over their $164 million French estate
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Angelina Jolie accused of ‘using devious means to cut’ ex-husband, Brad Pitt out of a lucrative deal over their $164 million French estate

Court papers filed on Tuesday September 21, has revealed that Angelina Jolie has been sued for allegedly using devious means to cut ex-husband Brad Pitt out of a lucrative real estate deal involving a posh estate they co-owned in France. In the documents filed in Luxembourg, Jolie was accused of trying to sell off her 50 percent stake in the $164 million Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, without giving Pitt the first option to buy her out. Claims of petty dealing over the estate which is where the couple got married in a secret ceremony in 2014 with just their six kids present, is coming just after their lawyers headed back to court on Monday September 19, in their long-running custody dispute over their children. Page Six which obtained the court documents, reported that ...
Transfer: Real Madrid ‘ban’ Kylian Mbappe
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Transfer: Real Madrid ‘ban’ Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid have ‘banned’ any talk of Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, inside the club until January when they will try and tie down the France international to a pre-contract agreement ahead of next summer transfer window. According to El Chiringuito, Real Madrid banned any inside discussion of Mbappe, even within the club’s facilities, including in corridors which seems incredibly specific. The motive behind the ‘Mbappé ban’ is said to be so that Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, and his players can focus fully on this current season without any distractions. Mbappe has rejected talks to extend his contract with PSG. The 22-year-old has only one year left on his current deal with PSG and he is expected to join Real Madrid next summer. PSG recently rejected...
Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel
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Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Antonio Rudiger “not many reasons” to leave the club. Rudiger has entered the final months of his current contract and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be monitoring the situation of the German defender. It is understood that talks between Rudiger and Chelsea have stalled. But Tuchel insists he is relaxed about the player’s future. “I hope that they find a solution but it’s not only between coaches and players. “It’s between the club and the player’s agent. “He plays excellently for a long time – very consistent [and] at a very high level. I feel him very calm, very focused and it’s obviously not a distraction for him. “So give...
Rooney’s Derby close to Agreeing Points Reduction
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Rooney’s Derby close to Agreeing Points Reduction

Derby County are close to agreeing a points deduction with the EFL for breaching financial fair play rules. Should a final agreement be reached it will see a reduced penalty from that which would otherwise have been enforced, but a reported nine-point deduction would immediately confine them to the bottom of the second tier on minus-two points. Rule 85 in the EFL regulations allows a club to accept a reduced punishment so as to avoid the time and cost of the case being heard by a future formal disciplinary commission. Reports on Wednesday night claimed a further three-point suspension will be suspended pending future compliance. It was under that rule in July that Derby accepted a suspended three-point deduction for failing to pay their players last December. The Rams are...
U.S. Soccer hits back after USWNT accuses federation of ‘PR stunt’ contract offer
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U.S. Soccer hits back after USWNT accuses federation of ‘PR stunt’ contract offer

The team was not impressed with the federation's offer of what it called an "identical" contract to the men's national team The U.S. women's national team and U.S. Soccer have traded barbs over the federation's latest contract proposal, which it called "identical" to the contract it offered the men's national team. On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer said it had offered the USWNT and USMNT identical deals after it had previously urged them to jointly negotiate a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The USWNT Players Association slammed the offer as a "PR stunt," which prompted U.S. Soccer to accuse the team of a publicity stunt of their own with their recently released movie.
US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay
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US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay

The US Soccer Federation has announced it has offered identical contract proposals to the players associations of the men's and women's national teams. The USSF said in a statement that the offer was 'with the goal of aligning the men's and women's senior national teams under a single collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.' The unions for the men and women's team are currently separate and have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms. The men's contract expired in December 2018 while the women's runs through until December this year. The USSF added: 'US Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams. 'This proposal...
Reps meet NDA commandant over bandits’ attack
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Reps meet NDA commandant over bandits’ attack

The House of Representatives Committee on Defence on Tuesday met with the Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy, Maj Gen Ibrahim Yusuf, on the bandit attack on the academy. It would be recalled that the bandits had carried out an audacious attack against the foremost academy and abducted some military personnel at the institution. Maj Gen Yusuf informed the committee that the military is working to prevent future occurrence of the attack. The committee, chaired by Babajimi Benson from Lagos State, had an executive session with the commandant to get the details of the attack. Also, the Committee met with the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi to discuss the impact of the recent military agreement between Russia and Nigeria. It would be recalled that Nigeria and Russia si...
Lukaku tells Tuchel two Players to Sign for Chelsea
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Lukaku tells Tuchel two Players to Sign for Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has recommended his former Inter Milan teammates Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar to the club’s hierarchy, according to Sport Mediaset. Thomas Tuchel tried to add a new centre-back this summer but the Blues failed to agree on a deal with Sevilla for Jules Kounde. Chelsea believed they had a verbal agreement with Sevilla over the fee, but the LaLiga side increased that figure by €15million. Tuchel remains keen to add a new centre-back and could now be looking at Bastoni and Skriniar. His decision comes following a recommendation from Lukaku, who played with them both at Inter. A deal for Bastoni would also be tricky, as the Italian international only signed a three-year contract extension in May. Skriniar, meanwhile, wil...
Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG
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Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG

Lebanese cyber criminal, Hamza Koudeih has been sentenced to one year in prison by a  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Koudeih’s N100m which was hidden in the bank account of CHK Property Investment Ltd, is to be forfeited to the federal government alongside his luxury Mercedes Benz GLE43 SUV with Chassis Number: HJGEDGEBXHA063213, his two iPhones and a HP Desktop computer. The Lebanese fraudster was sentenced based on the plea deal he reached with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). When Koudeih was arraigned in November last year alongside his Nigerian co-defendant Kayode Philip, alias ‘Voice of the King’, they pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in cyber fraud and attempting to retain the sums of $6million and £1million in the Bank of China. T...
Conte breaks silence on agreeing deal with Arsenal to replace Arteta
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Conte breaks silence on agreeing deal with Arsenal to replace Arteta

Antonio Conte’s agent, Federico Pastorello has insisted the coach has not agreed a pre-deal with Arsenal. There have been speculations that Conte is in line to replace Mikel Arteta at the Emirates. Arteta is under serious pressure in North London, having failed to win a single game this season in the Premier League. The Gunners have also not recorded any goal in their defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Although Conte is out of work having left Inter Milan, he is not close to returning to the dugout. Transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted: “There’s absolutely NO pre agreement between Antonio Conte and Arsenal. Conte has no verbal/pre agreement with any club and he’s free. “Federico Pastorello – agent close to Conte since years – confi...
Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him
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Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him

Superstar actress, Angelina Jolie has opened up on her divorce and lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian in an new interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, said she feared for the safety of her "whole family" amid the divorce but "can't speak about" details due to the ongoing legal situation (Pitt has denied allegations of physical abuse). The Envoy for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) who has written a new book focusing on the rights of minors — titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth — with Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, also revealed in the interview that said her activism for children's rights has ...
Cynthia Morgan calls out former record label boss, Jude Okoye and former manager Joy Tongo again
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Cynthia Morgan calls out former record label boss, Jude Okoye and former manager Joy Tongo again

Dancehall star, Cynthia Morgan has called out her former record label boss, Jude Okoye and former manager Joy Tongo again. The singer in her call-out post, alleged that her rift from Joy Tongo began after she borrowed her N300k. According to her, her former manager never wanted to pay back. Cynthia also claimed that Joy lived in her house for free for a year and always took Jude's side each time they had an issue because she was "fine with every mess thrown at her all as she already had 50 percent of the recoupment that was supposed to hers". Claiming that she was naive and never read her contract agreement, she accused Joy of bringing it and explaining its original meaning when she challenged her. Accusing Joy of being a snake and a witch, Cynthia who stated that she can't...
I was in a deep hole at Man Utd – Lukaku reveals more details about Chelsea move
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I was in a deep hole at Man Utd – Lukaku reveals more details about Chelsea move

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has given more details about his move from Inter Milan. Lukaku admits he didn’t want to go behind the Serie A club’s back, as they saved him from “a deep hole” at Manchester United. Both clubs eventually agreed to a £97.5 million fee for the Belgian striker. Lukaku told HLN: “I only realized that Chelsea was serious when they made their third offer. “First they offered €100m (£85m). Then €105m (£90m), €105m plus [Marcos] Alonso. Then they offered €110m (£94.2m) plus [Davide] Zappacosta, but Inter said no. “I didn’t want to go behind Inter’s back. They got me out of the s***. I was in a deep hole at Man United. “After training, I went to [Simone] Inzaghi’s office. I didn’t want to ruin the atmosphere because I was no longer with my head in...
Tottenham new boy Emerson Royal ‘hurt’ by Barcelona after being signed and sold in same window
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Tottenham new boy Emerson Royal ‘hurt’ by Barcelona after being signed and sold in same window

The Brazil international full-back saw a purchase option taken up at Camp Nou in June, only to then be offloaded to Spurs in August Tottenham new boy Emerson Royal has been quizzed on whether he feels "used" by Barcelona after being signed and sold by the Liga giants in the same transfer window. The Brazil international full-back saw a purchase option taken up at Camp Nou in June, with a €9 million (£8m/$11m) deal seeing him acquired by Catalan heavyweights on a permanent basis from Real Betis. At the end of August, and with financial difficulties at Barca making sales essential, another deal was done as Emerson found himself leaving Spain for England in an agreement worth up to £26m ($35m).        
Twitter ban remains as Nigeria loses N220.36bn
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Twitter ban remains as Nigeria loses N220.36bn

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said the Twitter ban in Nigeria is still in effect as the commission is yet to receive the green light from the Ministry of Information to lift the ban. This was disclosed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde. The NCC had sent a memo to Mobile Network Operators and Internet Service Providers to block access to Twitter for the ban imposed by the Federal Government to take effect. This comes after some Nigerians had on Wednesday September 1, reported gaining access to the app without Virtual Private Networks on their laptops. It was gathered that the reported access to Twitter had only been on Internet Service Providers networks, and not through the mobile networks. A source in ...
Barcelona snap up Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong
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Barcelona snap up Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong

  Barcelona have snapped up Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong. De Jong will join Barcelona. The Catalan club have reached an agreement to sign the Dutch striker on loan from Sevilla. Barça will pay little or no fee for the loan, but will pay his full salary. The move should be made official in the coming hours. De Jong was first offered to Barça 10 days ago. Coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from the Dutch national team and was keen, but the club looked for other offers. Sevilla gave the green light to the loan after signing Spain striker Rafa Mir from Wolves. As De Jong arrives, Antoine Griezmann leaves. He is joining Atletico Madrid on loan for a €10m fee, with the deal to be made permanent for €40m next summer.
Ilaix Moriba joins RB Leipzig in €16m transfer from Barcelona
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Ilaix Moriba joins RB Leipzig in €16m transfer from Barcelona

The Catalan giants have cashed in on the youngster after he failed to reach an agreement over a new contract RB Leipzig have completed a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba. The deal for the 18-year-old is worth an initial €16 million (£13m/$19m), but could rise to €22m (£19m/$26m) with bonuses. Barcelona will also retain a 10 per cent sell-on fee. The teenager has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, with the option of an extra year.
Manchester United players would have defaced Ronaldo mural if he joined rivals Man City, jokes Grant
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Manchester United players would have defaced Ronaldo mural if he joined rivals Man City, jokes Grant

The backup goalkeeper has revealed what the Old Trafford dressing room thought of the return of a club legend from Juventus Lee Grant has joked a number of Manchester United players would have defaced an in-house mural of Cristiano Ronaldo if he had joined Manchester City. City were strongly linked with Ronaldo after it emerged he was pushing for a move away from Juventus last week, only for United to swoop in and announce they'd reached an agreement to re-sign the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. Ronaldo established himself as a club legend during his first spell at Old Trafford, and Grant has now revealed that some members of the current squad didn't react too kindly to the rumours of his potential arrival in the blue half of Manchester.  
Transfer deadline day: Griezmann completes shock return to Atletico Madrid
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Transfer deadline day: Griezmann completes shock return to Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann has left Barcelona for a return to Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day. It is however a one-year loan deal, with an option for Atleti to buy Griezmann for €40million. This was confirmed by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet on Tuesday night. France forward, Griezmann reveals where he will finish his career Romano wrote: “Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid, HERE WE GO! Agreement now completed with Barcelona. Loan until June 2022 with buy option for €40m. ️ “Griezmann has an agreement for a two years contract plus one option. He’s BACK at Atléti. Shocking move of the day.” Griezmann joined Barca in 2019 for €108m in a controversial deal that saw their LaLiga rivals institute a legal case which was eventually thrown out....
Transfer deadline day: Real Madrid Submit €220m bid for Mbappe
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Transfer deadline day: Real Madrid Submit €220m bid for Mbappe

Real Madrid have sent in a €220 million offer for Kylian Mbappe, Goal reports. However, Paris Saint-Germain are yet to respond to the latest bid for the 22-year-old. Madrid are desperate to land Mbappe this summer, despite the fact that he will be a free agent in June 2022. But talks between the clubs have stalled and it is looking likely that Mbappe will remain at the Parc des Princes. Los Blancos have already had two bids rejected, the most recent of which was worth €170 million plus €10m in add-ons. PSG have been doing everything in their power to keep Mbappe, but the France forward has turned down no fewer than six contract renewal offers. Mbappe, who has made it clear he wants to join Madrid, can sign a pre-contract agreement with the Blancos as soon ...
Transfer deadline day: Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez
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Transfer deadline day: Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez

Chelsea have finally agreed a loan move with Atletico Madrid for Saul Niguez before the close of the transfer window. Chelsea have been chasing the 26-year-old Spain international with Atletico Madrid making the deal difficult for the Champions League holders. But with just a few hours left of the summer transfer window, an agreement has been reached and the player is set to move to Stamford Bridge on loan with an option to buy next year. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano said that a fee of €5m (£4.3m) has been agreed for the season-long loan. Niguez’s contract at Atletico Madrid expires in the summer of 2026 but has fallen slightly out of favour under Diego Simeone. The midfielder still started the first two La Liga games of the season for Atletico, but only ...
Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return
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Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return

The Portugal star joined the Serie A side in 2018 and helped fire them to two league titles but will return to the English top-flight Juventus have bid farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo as they confirmed a €23 million (£20m//$27m) deal with Manchester United for the transfer of the attacker. The 36-year-old has spent three years with the Serie A side and lifted two league titles, but has opted to head back to Old Trafford amid the Bianconeri's recent failure to compete for major trophies. Ronaldo looked to be heading to Manchester City initially, but the Red Devils swooped in to snap him up and confirmed an agreement on Friday.
Mbappe set to sign pre-contract with Real Madrid
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Mbappe set to sign pre-contract with Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe is planning to sign a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid in January, after Paris Saint-Germain refused to sell him this summer. PSG failed to respond to Madrid’s €180m offer, according to Sky Sports. The Spanish club made an improved bid of €170m plus €10m in add-ons, but set PSG a deadline to respond by 5pm UK time. However, with no response forthcoming, Real are likely to wait until January when they can sign Mbappe on a pre-contract agreement, for him to join for free next summer. The 22-year-old reiterated to PSG on Monday that he will not renew his contract, which expires at the end of the season. PSG are still keen to convince the France forward to sign a new deal, but it is understood there is now no chance of him agreeing to do so. Mbappe has ...
Arsenal terminate Willian’s contract after just 12 months at the Club
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Arsenal terminate Willian’s contract after just 12 months at the Club

Arsenal have confirmed the club have mutually terminated Willian's contract after his 12-months stay at the club. The Brazilian joined Mikel Arteta's side on a free transfer last summer but struggled in 2020-21 season, scoring only one goal in 37 appearances. Arsenal have been looking to offload Willian this summer and Corinthians have been interested in ending his Gunners nightmare.  But his wages, believed to be more than £220,000 per week was one of the frustrating issues in negotiations. The former Chelsea star is now set to complete a move back to his native Brazil after the two parties reached an agreement to terminate the remaining two years left on his contract, saving the club around £20million in wages. In a statement, Arsenal said: 'We have reached a mutual agree...
Barcelona agree €16m deal with RB Leipzig for Ilaix Moriba
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Barcelona agree €16m deal with RB Leipzig for Ilaix Moriba

The Catalan giants have cashed-in on the youngster after he failed to reach an agreement over a new contract RB Leipzig have agreed a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba, Goal understands. The deal for the 18-year-old is worth an initial €16 million (£13m/$19m), but could rise to €22m (£19m/$26m) with bonuses. The teenager has been given permission to travel to Germany to have a medical and put pen to paper on a four-year deal, with the option of an extra year.  
ASUU Threatens Fresh strike action
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ASUU Threatens Fresh strike action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to embark on yet another strike action following what it called the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union. Recall that in March 2020, ASUU embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and the ineffectiveness and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others. ASUU, however, developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to replace IPPIS and had several meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was approved but yet to be implemented. Likewise, the FG and ASUU signed an agr...
Chelsea’s move for Kounde collapses
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Chelsea’s move for Kounde collapses

Chelsea’s pursuit of Jules Kounde has fallen through, with the Premier League club unwilling to meet Sevilla’s new valuation. The Athletic reports that the LaLiga unexpectedly hiked Kounde’s price up. The 22-year-old appeared set to join the Blues this summer with Chelsea and Sevilla reaching an agreement over a £43million fee for the defender. However, the move is set to hit the rocks, with just hours before the summer window slams shut. Earlier reports had suggested that Sevilla’s new price for Kounde was £68.5m, which is much closer to his release clause. Others claim the price has increased by £12.8m. Chelsea have now decided not to increase their offer and will elect to stay with their current defensive options until the January transfer window. Despite selling Kur...
Chelsea defender, Zouma, seals move to London rivals after 1-1 draw with Liverpool
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Chelsea defender, Zouma, seals move to London rivals after 1-1 draw with Liverpool

Chelsea have sold Kurt Zouma to West Ham in a deal reported to be worth £25million. Zouma will sign a four-year deal with the Blues’ London rivals. The 26-year-old’s exit was confirmed after Thomas Tuchel’s men drew 1-1 with Liverpool in a Premier League game. Zouma made 36 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season, helping the team win the Champions League title and finished fourth in the Premier League. His departure will speed up Chelsea’s move for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde. Kounde, 22, is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, but the Spanish club wants most of any transfer fee paid up front. The exact fee and the structure of payments are yet to be formally agreed, but the two clubs are nearing an agreement. “I just felt like he [Moyes] really wanted me t...
2023: It’s stupidity to appease South-East with presidency – Bishop Mike Okonkw
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2023: It’s stupidity to appease South-East with presidency – Bishop Mike Okonkw

Mike Okonkwo, the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), has said the Southeast should not produce a presidency on the grounds of pity. He pointed out that the Southeast should not allow themselves to produce a president so they can be appeased. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, the TREM founder stressed that a presidency produced under such a condition would not succeed. According to Okonkwo: “To the best of my knowledge, the easterners are not asking for anything other than live and let live. “They are not saying, ‘give us everything’. For me, to be honest with you, I am not in agreement with any easterner saying, ‘it’s time for us to be president’. “So you should beg to be president? If it’s going to be a case of making you presiden...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s £19.4m move to Manchester United sees shares soar by eight percent
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s £19.4m move to Manchester United sees shares soar by eight percent

Manchester United's shares have soared by 8 percent following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. On Friday afternoon, Friday 27, United announced that they have agreed on a deal to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford. This gave a major boost to the shares of United, which is publicly traded in the United States, as reported by CNN. Ronaldo, who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, has 334 million Instagram followers and 93.7 million Twitter followers. In the two hours after the announcement regarding Ronaldo United saw their amount of Instagram followers rise from 43.1 million to 44.3 million. Ronaldo enjoyed much success during his first spell at United from 2003 to 2009, winning the Champions League, three Premier League titles, the FA Cup,...
Raheem Sterling set to leave Man City over Ronaldo’s arrival
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Raheem Sterling set to leave Man City over Ronaldo’s arrival

Manchester City have offered Raheem Sterling to Juventus in a swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo. The Premier League champions and the Italian side are very close to agreeing a deal to see Ronaldo move to the Etihad Stadium this summer. The Portuguese star, according to multiple reports in Europe, has asked to be sold by Juventus. And AS reports that Man City are in ‘advanced talks’ over a stunning swoop for the Portuguese superstar. Juventus wanted the Premier League champions to use Jesus as an exchange for Ronaldo, but the report claims Pep Guardiola is not willing to go that way. AS claims that only a transfer fee agreement stands in the way of the deal being done, with the Spanish outlet claiming Juventus want ‘at least €25million’ or Gabriel Jesus as...
‘If Kane scores 25 goals, Spurs will still want £150m’ – Waddle advises Man City target to put exit clause in contract
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‘If Kane scores 25 goals, Spurs will still want £150m’ – Waddle advises Man City target to put exit clause in contract

The former Tottenham winger believes a move could still happen in the future, but only if a prolific frontman can avoid more "verbal agreements" Harry Kane could still make a move away from Tottenham in future windows, says Chris Waddle, but only if he can get an exit clause written into a contract that prevents his valuation from remaining at £150 million ($206m). That is the price that Daniel Levy is said to have been demanding this summer, with Manchester City unable to do business at that mark after already breaking the British transfer record in a £100m ($137m) deal for Jack Grealish. Kane has, as a result, stated that he will be remaining in north London, with Waddle expecting discussions to be held regarding fresh terms for a player that will turn 29 when another market ope...
Mbappe wants to leave PSG but Real Madrid are behaving ‘illegally’, claims Leonardo
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Mbappe wants to leave PSG but Real Madrid are behaving ‘illegally’, claims Leonardo

The Parc des Princes chief has confirmed that a prized asset is pushing for a move away from the club amid strong links with the Blancos Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain but Real Madrid are behaving "illegally" in their pursuit of the forward, claims Leonardo, the French club's sporting director. Mbappe has just entered the final year of his contract at PSG, and has yet to reach an agreement with the club over an extension, leading to speculation that he is angling for a big-money move. Real has been touted as the most likely next destination for the 22-year-old, with Goal reporting that they lodged a €160 million (£137m/$188m) bid earlier this week, and Leonardo has now given an update on the situation.  
Atletico Madrid Sign Cunha from Hertha BSC
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Atletico Madrid Sign Cunha from Hertha BSC

Atletico Madrid have signed Matheus Cunha from Hertha BSC, a statement on the club’s website said on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Brazilian joins the Spanish La Liga champions on a five-year contract. “We have reached an agreement with Hertha BSC over the transfer of the Brazilian, who has signed a five-year contract,” the statement read. “The 22-year-old is a versatile player who can play in various positions – as a striker, winger or even attacking midfielder.” Cunha moved from Coritiba academy to Europe in 2017 where he first played for FC Sion, scoring 10 goals and eight assists in 29 matches. The Brazilian then played two seasons at RB Leipzig before joining Hertha BSC in 2019 with 13 goals and 10 assists to his name. Cunha was called up by the Brazil National ...
Ugbo completes £6m transfer from Chelsea to Genk as Lokomotiv Moscow make move for wonderkid Anjorin
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Ugbo completes £6m transfer from Chelsea to Genk as Lokomotiv Moscow make move for wonderkid Anjorin

The Blues are selling more homegrown talent to possibly fund a big money signing in the last week of the transfer window Chelsea are raising more funds through player sales with Genk having signed Ike Ugbo for £6 million ($9m) as Lokomotiv Moscow make an approach for Tino Anjorin. Ugbo saw his transfer to Belgium delayed after an approach from Marseille, but they couldn't come to an agreement with the Blues. Genk will pay an initial £3m ($4m) but Chelsea can earn up to £6m should all the add-ons be met, and they will earn 20 percent of any future sale.
Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month
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Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month

The Taliban have warned the US and UK that they will not allow the Afghanistan evacuation mission by Western forces to run beyond an August 31 deadline, threatening there will be consequences if the date is extended. Military Forces are due to leave the country on August 31 under a military withdrawal agreement and, in practice, evacuation efforts will need to cease before then to allow time for military personnel to safely leave There are attempts by the UK and US to airlift people out of the country but the new report has raised the prospect that thousands could be left behind in the war torn country. Several sources from the Taliban have told reporters no formal approach for an extension has been made but should it come, they will not permit Western forces to remain in Kabul be...
Chelsea maintain contact with Kounde as West Ham make £26m Zouma move
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Chelsea maintain contact with Kounde as West Ham make £26m Zouma move

The Blues could make one final transfer this summer - but could do with clearing some space in their squad before doing so Chelsea have kept in touch with Sevilla's Jules Kounde as they continue to weigh up a move amid a possible Kurt Zouma sale. West Ham have a verbal agreement in place with Chelsea over a £26 million ($35m) move but have struggled to convince Zouma to move to London Stadium. Even though Chelsea haven't recently contacted Sevilla directly about Kounde, they have remained in contact with his agents over a possible summer move.
‘Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary’ – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan
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‘Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary’ – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan

Former UK prime minister, Tony Blair has blasted US president, Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ decision to leave Afghanistan. According to Tony Blair the US' military exit was not in the West or Afghanistan’s interest. Blair who took the UK to war in the country 20 years ago, called the pull out ‘tragic, dangerous and unnecessary’, adding that the move had ‘every Jihadist group round the world cheering’. In a 2,700 word article on the threat of ‘radical Islam’, Blair said there will be a reversal of gains made during the occupation, with the Taliban reasserting itself across most of the country in recent days. As the clock runs down on the August 31 deadline, he said Britain has a ‘moral obligation’ to stay until ‘all those who need to be are evacuated’. He then issued a sta...
Kane on Bench for Tottenham amid talk of Man City Move
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Kane on Bench for Tottenham amid talk of Man City Move

Harry Kane was named among Tottenham’s substitutes for Sunday’s Premier League match at Wolves after the Manchester City transfer target missed the first two games of the season. Kane was in the Tottenham squad for the first time this term after his late return to pre-season training. The England captain, unhappy at his club’s 13-year trophy drought, hopes to force a move to Premier League champions City before the August 31 transfer deadline. Kane said he has “never refused to train”, but the 28-year-old believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to leave this summer. However, City are so far unwilling to meet Levy’s £150 million ($204 million) asking price for last season’s Premier League top scorer. Kane was left out of Tottenham’s...
Southampton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer takes final decision on selling Pogba
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Southampton vs Man Utd: Solskjaer takes final decision on selling Pogba

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has made it clear Paul Pogba will not leave the club this summer. Pogba has been linked with a move away from England, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid believed to be keen. The World Cup winner is in the last year of his contract at Old Trafford and is yet to agree to an extension. Although Pogba has not come to an agreement, Solskjaer is confident he will not depart before the transfer window closes on August 31. “Yes, I expect Paul to be here when the first of September comes. “If you’ve got a five-year contract or a one-year contract, when you sign for Man Utd you have to rise to the challenge of performing on a consistent level. “I’m not worried whatsoever that the length of any player’s contract...

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