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Former Premier League Star Ki Sung-yueng Investigated by Police over alleged Financial crimes
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Former Premier League Star Ki Sung-yueng Investigated by Police over alleged Financial crimes

Former premier league player, Ki Sung-yueng is being investigated  over a alleged financial crime just months after denying he sexually assaulted two former teammates. Ki - who played for Swansea, Sunderland and Celtic was questioned in South Korea over a farmland purchase with his dad according to new reports. The pair are alleged to have broken the law after buying ten plots including farmland in 2015 and 2016. According to reports, they are suspected of falsifying documents on farming plans and turning land in Gwangju into a parking lot. It is said they made a huge profit after reselling plots to contractors of a private park and apartment complexes early this year. Buyers of farmland in South Korea must present a farming business proposal. Police said Ki, 32, had denied...
Man who Confessed to Killing his Mother a day Before Mother’s day, also Sexually Assaulted her – Prosecutors say
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Man who Confessed to Killing his Mother a day Before Mother’s day, also Sexually Assaulted her – Prosecutors say

A New York man who confessed to the gruesome slaying of his mother sexually assaulted her as he beat and strangled her, prosecutors revealed Sunday night, May 9. Pushkar Sharma, aged 28, from Queens, told police he woke up the morning before Mother’s Day “with an uncontrollable urge to hurt someone,” according to a criminal complaint. About 8 a.m. Saturday, he went down to the basement of the family home on Winchester Blvd. near Braddock Ave. in Bellerose Manor and attacked his mother, prosecutors said. Sharma allegedly approached his 65-year old mother from behind, wrapped his hands around her throat, and started choking and punching her in the face. She struggled for several minutes as the horrific attack continued. Sharma then allegedly sexually assaulted his mother and ...
Body of Missing ex footballer, James Dean, Found by Police after Four-day Search
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Body of Missing ex footballer, James Dean, Found by Police after Four-day Search

The body of a former footballer who was missing for four days has been found by police. James Dean, 35, a former player for Chorley FC and AFC Fylde, was last seen in Oswaldtwistle at around midnight on Wednesday, May 5. A desperate search was launched on Saturday after his heartbroken family became seriously concerned by his disappearance. But on Sunday,  police announced that a body had been found believed to be Mr. Dean. A statement from Lancashire Constabulary said: “Following extensive police enquiries a body was found in the Moscow Mill Street area around 2.25pm today (Sunday, May 9). “While the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be Mr Dean. His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time. “The death is not being tre...
O’Neill Hails Mikel Obi as “a Brilliant Signing”
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O’Neill Hails Mikel Obi as “a Brilliant Signing”

  Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill has hailed John Mikel Obi as “a brilliant signing”. O’Neill’s men finished the 2020/2021 EFL Championship season with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth. Mikel Obi made his 39th league appearance in the game and played from the start, as they ended their six-game winless run. The 34-year-old signed for the Potters on a short-term deal last August and O’Neill have now expressed satisfaction with his contributions. When asked about the Nigerian midfielder’s performance, O’Neill told Stoke on TrentLive: “Brilliant. I thought he was brilliant. The [control and the] pass he plays for Rabbi Matondo in the first half too. “I’ve just said to him in the dressing room that I hope we can get that player on loan from Chelsea again next season. Tod...
Missing Girl Abducted 18 Years ago ‘Spotted’ by Police in TikTok video
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Missing Girl Abducted 18 Years ago ‘Spotted’ by Police in TikTok video

A woman who appeared in a viral TikTok video claiming to have been "kidnapped" might be the same girl who was abducted 18 years ago, according to police. In the viral footage, Mexican journalist Oscar Zazueta is seen interviewing a young woman in a plaza in Culiacan. He asks her in Spanish if she is looking forward to her next birthday and her answer left him shocked. She replied in Spanish: "I'm not happy about it, because I have a lot on my mind. "In all honesty, I don't like my birthday. It shocks me each time I have another one. "I want to say hi to my auntie and my nana. "And I want them to come to get me because I've been kidnapped." The journalist then lets the camera keep rolling as the woman continues her incredible story and says she wants to be reuni...
“Kindly f*** off” Erica responds to Twitter user who asked her to take better pictures
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“Kindly f*** off” Erica responds to Twitter user who asked her to take better pictures

Erica has responded after a Twitter user responded to one of her tweets when she went on a rant. Apparently, some of her followers had been comparing her to other female housemates and telling her that she's not giving them the kind of hot photos they want to see. This didn't go down well with Erica so she decided to address it. Erica went on Twitter to write: "Acting 3 film productions while ill, 3 commercials, appearances, photo shoots, filming other stuff, all in two months, going on set after taking injection shots. I thank God for the jobs, A list actor is the goal, you know what to do if you’re looking for an instagram model fave. "Bye Felicia. "You’re not even a fan you’re complaining. Why don’t u focus on pages you actually like? Abi them use rope tie you...
‘I’ve Had a Decent Career,  but I Want More Trophies’ –  Super Eagles and Everton star, Alex Iwobi
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‘I’ve Had a Decent Career, but I Want More Trophies’ – Super Eagles and Everton star, Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi has outlined his desire to win more trophies at Everton after enjoying a taste of success with Arsenal The Nigeria international joined Everton in 2019 after starting his career at Arsenal, where he made his debut at the age of 19. Since making his debut, the 25-year-old has made over 200 appearances for both Arsenal and Everton as well as featuring 45 times for Nigeria after making his debut in 2015. From his time at Arsenal, Iwobi added an FA Cup and two Community Shield trophies but wants to add more silverware to his CV. Iwobi told GAFFER Magazine: 'It's crazy when everyone tells me all these stats like the appearances and caps I've got. I've had a decent career so far considering my age,' though he was keen to stress his achievements so ...
Abramovich Identifies Striker for Chelsea as Tuchel Loses Faith in Werner
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Abramovich Identifies Striker for Chelsea as Tuchel Loses Faith in Werner

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has approved a transfer move for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku, according to Mundo Deportivo. Lukaku has previously played for the Blues, making 15 appearances over a three-year period. He nearly returned later in his career but eventually left Everton for Manchester United. Chelsea is now ready to bring back Lukaku, who scored 61 goals in 92 games for Inter, as they ended Juventus’ dominance. It is believed Abramovich is prepared to go all out to bring the Belgium international back to Stamford Bridge. The report claims Thomas Tuchel has lost faith in Timo Werner and wants to recruit a proven Premier League goalscorer.
Antonio Double Fires West Ham into Fifth
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Antonio Double Fires West Ham into Fifth

Michail Antonio's first-half double was enough for West Ham to see off Burnley 2-1 in an entertaining encounter, sending the Hammers into fifth. Although West Ham saw good early openings, it was Burnley who went ahead in the 19th minute as Tomas Soucek fouled Chris Wood in the box. The striker fired home the penalty, continuing his trend of goals against West Ham (seven goals in eight Premier League games). But two-and-a-half-minutes later, Europe-chasing West Ham were level when Antonio (21) headed home. The lively forward then added his second soon after (29) as he turned home a superb Said Benrahma cross. Having registered 22 shots throughout the whole game, West Ham could have added more to their tally in the second half, although Burnley's Jay Rodriguez had the best chanc...
Peter Olayinka Wins Czech League Title With Slavia Prague
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Peter Olayinka Wins Czech League Title With Slavia Prague

Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague were crowned Czech Super Liga champions for the third in a row on Sunday, reports Completesports .com. Jindřich Trpišovský’s side claimed the title for the 21st time . Olayinka has scored six goals and provided three assists in 20 league appearances for Slavia Prague this season. The 25-year-old linked up with Slavia Prague from Belgian outfit KAA Gent in 2018. The winger won the double during his first season at the club. He has so far scored 16 goals in 63 league appearances for the Červenobílí
Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal
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Real Madrid to Land Lewandowski in £52m Deal

  Real Madrid are interested in signing Robert Lewandowski amid talk he could leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to AS. Lewandowski has netted 43 times in 37 appearances for the German champions, who are on the brink of winning the Bundesliga again. The 32-year-old has just over two years left on his current contract. He has been constantly linked with a move to Madrid since he first moved to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2013. Bayern could be open to selling Lewandowski for £52million this summer, in a bid to raise money due to losses caused by COVID-19. It is also claimed Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi, is currently listening to offers for the striker. Real currently have Karim Benzema as their main striker and he has delivered 28 goals in 40 mat...
EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future
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EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has decided against leaving the club this summer. The Uruguay International was set to leave Europe and return to his native Argentina, with Boca Juniors reportedly keen to sign him. But the former Paris Saint-Germain star man has now been persuaded to stick around and will stay for at least another season, according to ESPN. The South American has scored 12 goals in 33 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils this season, with 16 of those appearances coming from the bench. Manchester United will make official announcement next week about the player’s latest decision. “He [Cavani] knows my feelings, he knows that I would love to have him for another year, we have spoken about it,” Solskjaer had told reporters a...
Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 
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Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 

This is according to football facts and statistics website whoscored.com. Iheanacho bagged an assist as Leicester held 10-man Southampton to a 1-1 draw at St. Mary, in Friday’s Premier League clash. It was his sixth assist of the season in all competitions for the Foxes. Also, he was involved in Southampton’s goal as he handled the ball inside the box which saw the home team awarded a penalty and was scored by James Ward-Prowse. The assist means he now has nine goal involvement in Leicester’s last six league games. He has scored 17 goals in 37 appearances in every competition in the current campaign.
Eze’s Versatility Is Awesome -Hodgson
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Eze’s Versatility Is Awesome -Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has commended Ebere Ee for his versatility in the team. The England U21 international, who is still under the radar of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to represent Nigeria, has dazzled fans with his skills, speed, and ability to carve out opportunities for his teammates. The 22-year-old has been outstanding since he moved to Selhurst Park on a five-year deal from Queens Park Rangers in August. He has a tally of three goals after 20 league appearances for Roy Hodgson’s side this season. However, Hodgson, during Friday’s press conference showered encomium on Eze for adapting into any position that has been saddled to him. “He’s a very talented ball player, a very good offensive midfielder. We’re trying to encourage him to be a good al...
Onuachu Scores As Genk Claim Away Win In Belgian Title Play-off 
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Onuachu Scores As Genk Claim Away Win In Belgian Title Play-off 

Paul Onuachu was on target for Genk who beat Antwerp 3-2 away, in their first game of the Belgian Championship play-off on Friday night, Rushhoursport.com reports. Onuachu scored on 73 minutes to make it 2-2 before Theo Bongonda got the winner on 88 minutes. The goal took Onuachu’s tally in the league to 30 and also he has now scored 32 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions this season. The win saw Genk move to second on 31 points, seven points away from leaders Club Brugge, in the four-team Championship play-off. On Sunday, Club Brugge will host Anderlecht in their opening game in the play-off. All the four teams competing in the play-off will face each other twice and the top team will qualifier automatically for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The team t...
EPL: Southampton Warned about Iheanacho Ahead of Leicester City clash
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EPL: Southampton Warned about Iheanacho Ahead of Leicester City clash

  Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, has warned his players about the threat Kelechi Iheanacho carries, ahead of their Premier League clash on Friday against Leicester City. Iheanacho is in his best form with the Foxes, having previously struggled to establish himself. The Nigerian has been in terrific form for Leicester, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists in 33 appearances across all competitions. “He [Iheanacho] did a good job in the last game. He has one chance and it was a goal, so the rest of the game I didn’t see him to be honest. “You must be always careful, don’t give him the chance in and around the box, he has a very good finish, self-confident at the moment. “Premier League teams have strikers that are strong and they can hurt you,” Hasenhu...
Iheanacho Named In Emirates FA Cup Team Of The Semi-Finals
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Iheanacho Named In Emirates FA Cup Team Of The Semi-Finals

Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in the Emirates FA Cup Team of the Semi-finals that is dominated by Chelsea players. The best team of the last four was unveiled on the verified Twitter handle of the Emirates FA Cup. Iheanacho who has been in red-hot form was the hero for Leicester City as he netted the goal, which saw them beat Southampton 1-0 and seal a first FA Cup final appearance since 1969. He leads a three-man forward line in the Team of the Semi-final which is in a 4-1-2-3 formation. He will hope to take his superb form into the final when Leicester face Chelsea next month. On Monday, he continued his impressive scoring form as he bagged the winner in Leicester’s 2-1 home win against Crystal Palace on Monday. The goal means he now has 10 goals in the Premier L...
Olise Nominated For Championship Young Player Of The Season Award
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Olise Nominated For Championship Young Player Of The Season Award

England-born Nigerian midfielder who plays for Reading Michael Olise has been nominated for the EA Sports Championship Young Player of the Season award as part of this year’s EFL Awards taking place later this week. Reading confirmed Olise’s nomination in a statement released on their official website on Monday. Olise,19, will be up against fellow youngsters, Harvey Elliott of Blackburn Rovers, and Norwich City’s Max Aarons at the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 29 April. Having really come into his own this season, Olise has contributed a lot to Reading with his flair and creative ability in the final third – and he looks set to finish the season with an impressive six goals and a further 10 assists – all this still with two games to play. His ability to shoot fro...
Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid
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Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has included Nigerian-born youngster Tino Anjorin, in the Blues’ squad against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg tie in Spain on Tuesday. Anjorin, 19, has made just five appearances for Chelsea and only started a dead rubber against Krasnador in the Champions League group stages in December. Experienced midfielder and former Real Madrid star, Mateo Kovacic will not be part of the show in Spain, having failed to recover from a hamstring issue. Kovacic is, however, the only absentee in Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the trip to Madrid but the German tactician is clearly keen on having reinforcements in midfield, with the 19-year-old Anjorin selected to travel with the Chelsea squad for the first leg. It remains to be see...
Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
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Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal. His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club. The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal's U23s this season, scoring eight and providing two assists in 16 games. Balogun also made his first-team debut this season, scoring twice in six appearances for the senior side with both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk. On the announcement, technical director Edu said: "It's great that Flo (Balogun) will continue to be with us. "He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his perfo...
Nwakali Scores Again In Relegation Threatened Alcorcon’s Home Defeat
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Nwakali Scores Again In Relegation Threatened Alcorcon’s Home Defeat

Kelechi Nwakali once again found the back of the net but ended on the losing side as relegation threatened Alcorcon were beaten 2-1 by visiting Leganes, in the Spanish Segunda (second division) on Sunday, rushhoursport.com reports. Nwakali, who is on loan to Alcorcon from Huesca, has now scored a goal in each of his last three games. Also, he has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Alcorcon in the Spanish second-tier. He opened scoring for his side just nine minutes into the encounter when he converted from the penalty spot. The defeat leaves Alcorcon in 19th position  (relegation zone) on 38 points in the 22-team league table with six games left to play in the campaign.
France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win
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France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win

Terem Moffi scored thrice as Lorient defeated Girondis Bordeaux 4-1 in their Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir on Sunday afternoon, reports  Rushhoursport.com Moffi scored two goals in the first half before adding the third in the second period. The forward was replaced by Pierre-Yves Hamel six minutes before the end of the game. It was the 21-year-old’s first hat-trick in Ligue 1. He has now scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances this season. Samuel Kalu made his return from injury for Bordeaux in the game. The winger replaced Jean Michael Seri in the 54th minute. Also in France, Moses Simon bagged an assist in Nantes’ 2-1 away win at Strasbourg. Simon set up Ludovic Blas for the winning goal 14 minutes from time.
EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner
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EPL: If you Keep Missing Chances, Chelsea will Dump you – Hargreaves warns Timo Werner

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has warned Timo Werner that he would be dumped by Chelsea if he keeps missing glorious goal opportunities during important matches. Hargreaves warned that the Blues will go out and sign a top striker in the summer transfer window if the German fails to work on his confidence level. Werner’s strike against West Ham on Saturday was his second Premier League goal since November. And the goal took his tally of top-flight goals to just six in 31 appearances for Chelsea this season. Werner missed a gilt-edged opportunity to grab a second against West Ham when he scuffed a shot wide from yards out. And Hargreaves, a former Bayern Munich star, feels the final stages of the season will be vital for Werner. “He can ...
Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville
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Police Charge Ryan Giggs with Physical Assault, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour Towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and controlling or coercive behaviour at his £1.7m mansion. Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at the property in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November. He faces an additional charge of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. Giggs has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s during the same alleged incident. The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups. He will appear on bail at Manchest...
EPL: Why I’m Struggling at Chelsea – Timo Werner
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EPL: Why I’m Struggling at Chelsea – Timo Werner

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has revealed why he is struggling at Stamford Bridge this season. Werner has so far scored just five goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea this season. The 25-year-old joined Chelsea last summer transfer window from Red Bull Leipzig but has yet to recapture his previous stunning form at the Bundesliga side. The Germany international is now saying that ‘crazy stuff’ in his head has contributed to his Chelsea struggles but feels he is in the right place mentally to succeed now. “I don’t think I missed the quality to score goals in maybe a half year. When I first came to Chelsea in the first 12 games, I had eight goals, so it was nearly the same as in Leipzig,” Werner told the club’s Youtube channel. “Then there co...
Villarreal vs Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny Takes Swipe at Unai Emery
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Villarreal vs Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny Takes Swipe at Unai Emery

  Arsenal star, Mohamed Elneny, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s former manager, Unai Emery, ahead of the Gunners’ UEFA Europa League semi-final tie with Villarreal on April 29. Elneny said he is now happy at Emirates under current Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, adding that Emery didn’t give him a chance to play. The midfielder made 17 appearances in all competitions during Emery’s regime at Emirates. The 28-year-old was loaned out to Besiktas last season but was offered an opportunity to resurrect his Arsenal career at the start of the current campaign under Arteta. “If you are good, you will play, if you are not good, you will be on the bench, or you will be out of the squad,” Elneny told Sky Sports. “This is what I love from Mikel Arteta because it is fa...
Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League
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Red-Hot Iheanacho Is Sixth Nigerian To Score 30 Or More Goals In The Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho joined the exclusive list of Nigerian players to have scored 30 or more goals in the English Premier League after netting in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. Iheanacho scored Leicester City’s third goal of the evening nine minutes before the break after a superb team move. The goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season. The effort also took the Super Eagles striker’s tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021. The Nigeria international surpassed his previous record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City. The striker has now scored 30 goals in 136 appearances for Leicester City and his former club Manc...
Rodgers Admits In-Form Iheanacho Still Making Too Many Mistakes 
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Rodgers Admits In-Form Iheanacho Still Making Too Many Mistakes 

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho can still improve as he still makes too many mistakes despite his recent scoring form. Iheanacho was on target again as Leicester thrashed West Brom 3-0 on Thursday night to strengthen their top-four ambitions. It was Iheanacho’s 16th goal in 32 appearances in all competitions for Leicester this season. The Foxes are now four points ahead of Chelsea who are currently in fourth position. And as cited by BBC Sport, Rodgers said:“It was a good win, any win is a big win. Our intensity was really good in the first half hour. I wasn’t happy at half time as our passing wasn’t good enough. “I am not thinking about the other teams, we have to think about ourselves. We can only control ourselves. “Jam...
Premier League: Iheanacho Strikes Again As Leicester Thrash West Brom To Boost Top-Four Hopes 
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Premier League: Iheanacho Strikes Again As Leicester Thrash West Brom To Boost Top-Four Hopes 

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his goal scoring run as he netted in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion in Thursday’s Premier League tie to boost their top-four ambitions, Rushhoursport.com Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi saw action for 90 minutes while Semi Ajayi was brought on for the Baggies before the start of the second half. The in-form striker got on the score sheet in the 36th minute to put Leicester 3-0 ahead after he was set up by Jamie Vardy. He has now scored 11 goals in his last eight games in all competitions for Leicester. Also he has taken his tally to 16 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions so far in this campaign. Vardy had opened the scoring on 23 minutes before Johnny Evans doubled their lead in th...
Aguero Confirms his Next Club
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Aguero Confirms his Next Club

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has told his family and close friends that he will be joining Barcelona next season, SportingLife reports. Last month, Aguero confirmed he will be leaving The Etihad at the end of the current campaign. It will bring an end to his 10-year stay with City. During that time, the Argentine has scored 257 goals in 385 games. Tottenham, Chelsea and Leeds United have all been linked with Aguero, with the option of him staying in England seemingly on the table for the striker. A return to Spain has also emerged as another possibility for Aguero. The 32-year-old made 230 appearances for Atletico Madrid between 2006 and 2011, netting 100 times. However, it is Barcelona who are believed to be close to landing Aguero
UCL Semi-finals: Zidane to Unleash Eden Hazard on Chelsea
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UCL Semi-finals: Zidane to Unleash Eden Hazard on Chelsea

  Eden Hazard is now ready to face his former club, Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals. Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019 for a fee of around £100m after seven trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge. However, the Belgium International has struggled with injuries and form since moving to the Spanish capital, making only 14 appearances in all competitions this season. The La Liga giants will face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals after overcoming another Premier League side, Liverpool, 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final with Thomas Tuchel’s seeing off FC Porto to reach the stage first time in seven years. Zidane said that Hazard is now back and ready, starting with Real Madrid’s clash against Getafe tonight. “He is feeling very better...
Ligue 1: Moffi’s Brace Not Enough As Lorient Fall Away To Marseille
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Ligue 1: Moffi’s Brace Not Enough As Lorient Fall Away To Marseille

Terem Moffi scored twice as Lorient fell to a 3-2 away defeat to Olympic Marseille in their French Ligue 1 clash at the Orange Velodrome on Saturday, reports NGNewsHub.com. Moffi put Lorient ahead on 19 minutes after he was set by Congo Democratic Republic forward Yoane Wissa. The hosts fought with Dmitri Payet netting the equaliser in the 53rd minute. Paul Lirola gave Marseille the lead for the first time in the game three minutes later. Moffi then netted for the second time in the game 20 minutes from time. The 21-year-old has now scored 11 goals in 27 league appearances for Lorient this season. Lirola bagged the winning goal for Marseille in stoppage time.
Chelsea To Rival Manchester United For Varane
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Chelsea To Rival Manchester United For Varane

Chelsea are reportedly preparing to go head to head with Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane this summer. The 27-year-old’s contract with Los Blancos is due to expire next June, and Zinedine Zidane’s side are said to be open to selling the defender in the upcoming market to raise transfer funds. Man United are thought to be leading the race for the France international, who has scored twice in 36 appearances at club level during the 2020-21 campaign. However, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk, the Red Devils are likely to face intense competition from Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window. Falk claims that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is an admirer of the World Cup winner and will explore the possibility of bringing h...
‘Cristiano Ronaldo has Never Been a Leader and Never will be’ – Former Juventus Player Mauro
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‘Cristiano Ronaldo has Never Been a Leader and Never will be’ – Former Juventus Player Mauro

Former Juventus midfielder, Massimo Mauro has claimed the time has come for the club to offload "individualist" Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, saying the Portuguese superstar "has never been a leader and never will be". Juventus signed Ronaldo in the summer of 2018, as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner called time on a record-breaking spell at Real Madrid in order to take on a new challenge in Italy. However, Ronaldo is now approaching the final 12 months of his contract and with Champions league glory and league glory looking impossible this season. Ronaldo has seemed frustrated this season  in Andrea Pirlo's squad. Criticizing Ronaldo's influence at Juve, Mauro told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Ronaldo has never been a leader where he has played and he never w...
Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker
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Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard a target, as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Telegraph. For some time now, Leicester City have felt they had won the race to sign the 23-year-old, with a £15million agreement close to being reached. However, Arsenal have been monitoring Edouard for over a year and will look to make a move for the striker, who will have just one year remaining on his contract with Celtic this summer. Lacazette will also have just one year left on his deal this summer, and the Gunners are set to make a decision over whether he will be sold or handed a contract extension. Leicester believe they are in a strong position to sign Edouard, as Brendan Rodgers has already managed th...
‘It Was A Good Goal’ Gerrard Hails Aribo’s Superb Strike Vs Hibernian
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‘It Was A Good Goal’ Gerrard Hails Aribo’s Superb Strike Vs Hibernian

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has heaped plaudits on Joe Aribo after the midfielder scored a stunning goal in Sunday’s 2-1 home win against Hibernian, reports NGNewsHub.com. Aribo put the home team ahead in the 19th minute after he was set up Kemar Roofe. “I thought for large periods of the game, again, we were really strong,” Gerrard told RangersTV. “I thought we deserved the win over the course of the 90 minutes. “The first half an hour of the game, we played with a lot of control and a lot of style, and we deserved to take the lead. “It was a good goal from Joe Aribo and then I thought the last 15 minutes of the first half, we didn’t finish the half really well at all. “So we needed to reset that in the second half. Again, we came out strong, Ryan scored a world-clas...
Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 
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Premier League: Iheanacho’s Brace Not Enough As Leicester Lose Away To West Ham 

Super Eagles in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals but it was not enough as Leicester lost 3-2 away to West Ham United, Mycelebrityandi.com reports. Iheanacho now has eight goals in the Premier League this season and has taken his tally to 14 in 30 appearances in all competitions. Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi. A brace from Jesse Lingard (29th, 44th minutes) and a solitary strike from Jarrod Bowen (48th minute) saw West Ham race to a 3-0 lead. With 20 minutes left Iheanacho pulled a goal back for Leicester as he turned and scored from distance. And in the 91st minute Iheanacho grabbed his second to make it 3-2 but West Ham held on for the points. West Ham move up to fourth place on 55 points usurping Chelsea while L...
Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men
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Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will only leave Jose Mourinho’s men this summer if they fail to secure Champions League football next season, according to The Athletic. Kane, who came through the academy at Tottenham, has become, ‘frustrated’ with the club’s lack of progress and is beginning to see his future elsewhere. The 27-year-old is desperate to start winning major trophies, and Tottenham could be persuaded to let him go if they receive a massive nine-figure offer. This is coming ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League tie with Manchester United on Sunday evening. Kane has drawn the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG in the past. The England international has scored 19 goals and provided 13 assists in 28 Premi...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine
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Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine

Former Chelsea and AC Milan, Alexandre Pato has revealed he's received the first Coronavirus vaccine in the US. The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS, shared photos of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose on Monday, April 5. The caption read: 'Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it's great to see that better days are coming! 'If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine'' 'Go get yours and let's get through this together.'' he wrote Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013. He also scored one goal in two appearances for Chelsea in 2016 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which ...
Neymar requests return to Barcelona, stops contract talks with PSG
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Neymar requests return to Barcelona, stops contract talks with PSG

  Brazilian star, Neymar told the new Barcelona board about his desire to return to Camp Nou in the summer, according to ARA. Sports journalist, Gerard Romero, also confirmed the report, adding that the Brazilian International has stopped the negotiations over his new contract with PSG. According to the report, the PSG star is well aware of Lionel Messi’s desire to remain in Barcelona. For this reason, Neymar, who left Barcelona a few years in a world-record transfer, wants to return to Camp Nou. The 29-year-old forward has scored 13 goals and provided 5 assists for PSG in 19 appearances this season. Recall that Neymar’s former agent, Andrea Cury, had hinted that the Brazilian forward will play with Messi again at Barcelona. There are rumours about Messi movin...
Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)
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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6m) Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3. “It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, b...
Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer
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Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer

  Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, could leave Anfield ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. The 28-year-old has again been in fine form for the Premier League champions this season. Salah has netted 25 times in 40 appearances in all competitions, including 17 goals in 28 league outings. His current deal with Liverpool only has a little over two years left to run and he has again been speaking about a potential move to Spain recently. According to ESPN, there is a growing belief within the Liverpool squad, that the Egypt international could decide to seek pastures new during this summer’s transfer window. It is also understood that intermediaries who have worked closely with the Reds, feel a move could be possible in the upcoming transfer market.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted he is “not suspicious” that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form this season is connected to the new long-term contract he signed in September. Aubameyang had been prolific for the Gunners since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. The Gabon striker won the Premier League golden boot in his first full season and finished as the second highest scorer in 2019/2020. But Aubameyang has found things tougher this campaign, scoring just 14 goals in 31 appearances so far. When asked about any link between Aubameyang’s form and his new deal, Arteta said: “It is easy to connect things like that, but I am not suspicious of that. “I have seen, and we have had many conversations, about what he wanted to do from last ...
Footballer, Lee Collins Dies is Dead
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Footballer, Lee Collins Dies is Dead

Yeovil Town captain and defender, Lee Collins has died at the age of 32. The club confirmed that the English footballer passed away on Wednesday, March 31, in a statement on their website. The cause of death is yet unknown. Collins had made eight National League appearances for the Glovers this season having joined from Forest Green Rovers in 2019, and was on the bench for the Glovers' 3-1 win over Barnet last Saturday. "All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins," said the club. "Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. "We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time. The club will make no further comment at this time. "Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has bee...
FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal
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FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal

Chelsea has been dealt a blow, with FC Porto not interested in signing Malang Sarr on a permanent deal, Record reports. Sarr joined Porto on loan from Chelsea last year in order to gain regular first-team action. But the 22-year-old French star has endured a mixed spell at Porto, playing just 14 matches in the starting XI and five substitute appearances across all competitions for the Portugal giants. However, neither Porto nor Sarr have any desire to turn the loan agreement into a permanent deal. Sarr will now return to Chelsea in the summer after his loan spell at Porto expires. He joined Chelsea from French Ligue 1 side, Nice last summer transfer window. Sarr will hope to break into Thomas Tuchel’s first team at Stamford Bridge next season.
Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement
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Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement

  Real Madrid could appoint club legend, Raul Gonzalez, if they are unable to convince Zinedine Zidane to sign a new contract, according to Diario AS. Zidane has just over one year left on his current deal. The Frenchman has regularly cast doubt on his future since he returned for a second spell as Los Blancos boss in 2019. While Los Blancos chiefs still hope Zidane will commit his future to the club, they have lined up two targets in case he departs. Real’s president, Florentino Perez, is keen on Raul and outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low. Low will leave his role after this summer’s European Championship, while Raul is considered the more likely candidate. Raul scored 323 goals in 741 appearances for the club during his playing days.
Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition
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Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku will only accept interest from Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid if the club’s manager, Antonio Conte, departs the Nerazzurri, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan have rejected all interest in Lukaku, who is understood to be keen to stay at the San Siro, providing Conte remains in charge of Serie A leaders with the pair sharing a strong relationship. Lukaku has enjoyed the best football of his career under the guidance of Conte and has formed a fine partnership with Lautaro Martinez  for Inter. The former Chelsea and Manchester United star has been impressive since signing for Inter from Manchester United in 2019 in a £73m deal. The Belgium international has become the fastest player in Inter’s history to r...
‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona
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‘They Called me Crazy’ – Dani Alves Opens up on Why he Left Barcelona

Barcelona hero, Dani Alves, has opened up on why he left the club in 2016 to join Juventus. Alves said he left Barcelona because he had a lack of faith in the club’s hierarchy, adding that ‘they called him crazy’. The 37-year-old, who currently plays for Sao Paulo, said soon after joining Juventus in 2016 that he felt Barcelona’s chiefs had not been open about the fact they wanted to sell him after spending eight years at Nou Camp. The Brazilian right-back won six LaLiga titles and three Champions League in almost 400 appearances during his time at Barcelona. In a Question and Answer with his 31.7million followers on Instagram, Alves explained the reason for his departure, with his comments reported by Marca. “I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge in that m...
What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel
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What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Obi Mikel

  Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has disclosed that Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, helped him to become the player he is today during their time together at Chelsea. The 33-year-old said Mourinho didn’t just help him football-wise, but the former Manchester United manager was one of the people who helped him grow up at Stamford Bridge. Mikel, who currently plays for Stoke City in the Championship, played under Mourinho in the Portuguese’s two separate spells at Chelsea. The Nigerian midfielder made 119 appearances under Mourinho, who is known for his strict management approach. “He [Jose Mourinho] didn’t just help me football-wise. He was one of the guys who helped me grow up,” Mikel told The Athletic. “Coming to Chelsea, I acted like it ...

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