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‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star
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‘Osimhen blessed with nose to score goals’ – Ex-Super Eagle Paschal sings praises of Napoli star

  The 46-year-old former Super Eagle praises the Partenopei forward saying he could be deadly Former Nigeria player Patrick Paschal has praised Victor Osimhen who has impressed for Napoli so far this season. The 22-year-old Super Eagle has so far managed four goals for the Partenopei in Serie A accumulated from six appearances. He also scored two goals in the Europa League which came against Leicester City in the 2-2 draw at King Power Stadium. His current run of form has caught the eye of the 46-year-old Paschal, who also played for the Super Eagles, managing 11 caps.  
Real Madrid ready for Hazard-Salah swap with Liverpool
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Real Madrid ready for Hazard-Salah swap with Liverpool

Real Madrid are considering an audacious move for Liverpool’s Mo Salah, that will see them part with Eden Hazard and cash, ESPN reports. The LaLiga giants have long been admirers of Salah, who is still involved in a contract standoff with the Reds. Madrid could look to tempt Liverpool with a player-plus-cash swap deal involving former Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard. Hazard has struggled since moving to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2019. His first two seasons were plagued by injuries and this campaign, the Belgian has been in and out of Carlo Ancelotti’s team. He is yet to register a goal in eight appearances so far. Madrid are ready to let Hazard leave and are eyeing Salah as his replacement. It could be difficult though for Los Blancos to tempt Liverpool to sell Salah, wh...
Drogba returns, scores hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s team
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Drogba returns, scores hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s team

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, on Wednesday night, returned to action to score a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s UNICEF XI team in a charity match. Wenger returned to management to lead a UNICEF XI out against Marseille legends. Wenger’s side moved into a 2-1 lead at the Stade Velodrome in his first. However, Drogba stole the show with his trio of goals for Marseille legends. The Ivory Coast legend found the net twice and then even dusted off his infamous celebration for his third goal. Marseille legends triumphed 7-4 against UNICEF XI Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was also on target in the enthralling game. Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann, Mathieu Flamini and Samir Nasri, all Arsenal legends under Wenger, made appearances last night.
Bournemouth and Wales star, David Brooks diagnosed with cancer
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Bournemouth and Wales star, David Brooks diagnosed with cancer

Bournemouth midfielder, David Brooks has been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 24-year-old Wales international left international duty last week for medical examination. it has now been confirmed that he has Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma, an uncommon form of cancer. Brooks, who has registered 21 caps for his country since his debut in 2017, will undergo treatment next week after an initial positive prognosis. He said in a message on the club's website: 'This is a very difficult message for me to write. 'I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week. 'Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, the prognosis is a positive one and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and be back playing ...
Rapper Boosie Badazz arrested over fight at Atlanta concert
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Rapper Boosie Badazz arrested over fight at Atlanta concert

Rapper Boosie Badazz has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot and destroying a property following a brawl that occurred at a concert in Atlanta. The event was the opening stop for the Legendz Of The Streetz Tour (previously titled Feed The Streetz Tour), which also featured appearances from Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, T.I., Yo Gotti, Lil Kim, DJ Drama, and Jeezy. TMZ had obtained a video of the fight which which broke during Boosie’s set on October 1. In the video, Boosie began throwing punches after a man left the DJ booth to confront another person. The Atlanta Police Department were called to the venue by 12:41am and when they arrived, officers were told that Boosie and his crew damaged items that belong to the production company responsible for the tour. The rapper and hi...
Napoli’s Osimhen knows how to hurt opponents in the box – Cannavaro
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Napoli’s Osimhen knows how to hurt opponents in the box – Cannavaro

The former Azzurri defender praises the Super Eagle for his instincts to score goals Former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro has labelled Napoli forward Victor Osimhen as deadly. The 22-year-old Super Eagle is having a good run of form with the Partenopei and out of six appearances in Serie A, he has managed to score four goals. These strikes came against Udinese, Sampdoria (2), and Cagliari. Cannavaro, who currently is the manager of Chinese club Guangzhou, believes Napoli have what it takes to win the Scudetto this season but singled out Osimhen for praise.  
You can’t say that, It’s terrible statement for PSG – Jerome Rothen tackles Neymar
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You can’t say that, It’s terrible statement for PSG – Jerome Rothen tackles Neymar

Former Paris Saint-Germain winger, Jerome Rothen, has tackled Neymar after the Brazilian forward claimed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be his last. Neymar, who netted 69 goals and won the Confederations Cup in 2013 and the Olympic Gold in 2016, had stated this in a new documentary titled “Neymar & The Line of Kings’. The 29-year-old made his debut for the Selecao as an 18-year-old in 2010. He has since racked up 113 appearances for his country. Reacting to the development, Rothen believes Neymar’s statement was terrible for PSG, adding that the former Barcelona star should not have said that, having extended his contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side recently. “It’s a terrible statement for PSG. When you read between the lines, PSG doesn’t care. There is the l...
2022 World Cup is my last – Neymar makes explosive revelation
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2022 World Cup is my last – Neymar makes explosive revelation

Brazil forward, Neymar, has claimed that next year’s World Cup could be his last. The 29-year-old stated this in a new documentary titled “Neymar & The Line of Kings’. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar made his debut for the Selecao as an 18-year-old in 2010. He has since racked up 113 appearances for his country. Neymar has netted 69 goals and won the Confederations Cup in 2013 and the Olympic Gold in 2016. However, he could hang up his boots after next year’s tournament in Qatar. “I think it’s my last World Cup. I see it as my last because I don’t know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football anymore. “So I’ll do everything to turn up well, do everything to win with my country, to realise my greatest dream since I was little. And I hope I can do it,” N...
Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk

Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “one of the best players in the world” and should be in contention to clinch the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Salah had made the 30-man shortlist for the prize this year. The Egyptian is among 18 other Premier League footballers up for the award. Salah, 29, has already scored six goals in seven appearances in the league for the Reds. He also grabbed a brace in the 5-1 thrashing of FC Porto in the Champions League, having netted against AC Milan in a 3-2 in the first fixture. Salah, who arrived at Anfield in 2017 from AS Roma, has also become the fastest player in the club’s history to reach 100 goals. “Liverpool’s Egyptian forward [Salah] is producing a fantastic start of the season with impressive stats and a sensati...
Arteta eyes two EPL strikers to replace Lacazette
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Arteta eyes two EPL strikers to replace Lacazette

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has identified Premier League strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins as possible replacements for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Sun. Lacazette has scored 67 goals in 174 appearances for the Gunners. However, the 30-year-old is into the final months of his current deal and is looking to leave in 2022. Lacazette is yet to start a Premier League game this season and the club has not offered him a new contract. Instead, Arsenal have identified Everton’s Calvert-Lewin and Aston Villa’s Watkins as targets to replace him. Calvert-Lewin, 24, enjoyed a breakthrough last term, scoring 21 goals in all competitions. Watkins, meanwhile, thrived in the Championship with Brentford before moving to Villa last year and netting 16 goals...
Sturridge joins Perth Glory to end 19-month wait for new club
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Sturridge joins Perth Glory to end 19-month wait for new club

Daniel Sturridge has signed for Perth Glory on a free transfer, 19 months after he left Turkish side Trabzonspor. The 32-year-old former England and Liverpool striker had been out of the game since March 2020 after being handed a four-month ban for breaching the FA's gambling regulations. As he searched for a new club, Sturridge trained with Real Mallorca during the summer, and Perth Glory have now recruited the Champions League and Premier League winner for the A-League 2021-22 season. It's a fantastic opportunity to try a new challenge," Sturridge said. "When the opportunity came about, it felt like the right thing to do, to take my talent somewhere where I can enjoy my football in a competitive league and try and help the team be as successful as they possibly can be. "...
EPL: It makes sense – Palmer tells Chelsea star to Leave Club for Rivals
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EPL: It makes sense – Palmer tells Chelsea star to Leave Club for Rivals

Former West Brom player, Carlton Palmer has urged Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi, to join Premier League rivals, Liverpool next year. Palmer feels it makes sense for Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea for the sake of his career and join Liverpool instead. Hudson-Odoi has been deprived of game time under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea this season. The 20-year-old has made four appearances so far for Chelsea this term, one of them as a substitute. “Of course, I can see him making that move,” Palmar told Football Fan Cast. “At the end of the day, if he is not going to play regular football at Chelsea, then he is going to want to leave to go and play. “He’s got to, for his own development, for his own career, he’s got to play. It doesn’t seem so much now that the top cl...
Ivory Coast striker, Sebastien Haller breaks Champions League record as first player to score five goals in first two appearances
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Ivory Coast striker, Sebastien Haller breaks Champions League record as first player to score five goals in first two appearances

Sebastien Haller is now the first player to score five goals in his first two Champions League appearances. The Cote d’Ivoire international achieved this feat following his goal in Ajax’s 2-0 triumph over Besiktas on Tuesday night, September 28 His goal on Tuesday meant that the striker is now the first player in the history of the Champions League to net five or more goals across his first two appearances in the competition. The previous best of four goals had been achieved by Marco van Basten, Diego Simeone, Didier Drogba, and Erling Haaland. Earlier this month in Lisbon, Haller had become the first player to score four goals on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten for AC Milan against IFK Goteborg in November 1992.
Champions League: Messi reacts to scoring first PSG goal
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Champions League: Messi reacts to scoring first PSG goal

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi, has expressed his joy at scoring his first goal for the club. Messi signed for the Ligue 1 side as a free agent after leaving Barcelona this summer. Since then the Argentina captain has made three appearances for PSG without scoring. However, against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, Messi reminded everyone of his talents with a trademark finish to seal a 2-0 win. “I am very happy to have scored. I haven’t played much recently. Only one game [at the Parc des Princes], this is the second one here. I am gradually adapting to my new team, to my teammates. “The more we play together [with Neymar and Mbappe], the better it will be. We must all grow together, increase our level of play. We played well. We have to giv...
Messi magic fires PSG past Man City
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Messi magic fires PSG past Man City

Lionel Messi's stunning first Paris Saint-Germain goal sealed a 2-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Messi had failed to find the net in his first three PSG appearances but marked his return to Mauricio Pochettino's team with a trademark run and exquisite finish 16 minutes from time. Idrissa Gueye had given PSG an eighth-minute lead with a brilliant finish of his own, a lead which City should have cancelled out when Bernardo Silva hit the bar from three yards in the first half, but their hopes of a comeback were extinguished by Messi's latest moment of magic. PSG's first Champions League victory of the season moves them top of Group A, while City drop to third - behind Club Brugge - after suffering their first group-stage defeat s...
Ballon D’Or 2021: Two Winners to be announced this Year
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Two Winners to be announced this Year

The Ballon D’Or award will be held in-situ this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, won the last edition in 2019. This year, France Football will hand out two winners on December 5 in Paris, according to L’Equipe. It is the first time this will be happening in the award’s history. The 2019/20 season, however, was finished well after FF’s decision with Robert Lewandowski leading Bayern Munich to victories in Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League with 55 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions. Apparently, it’ll be Lewandowski who gets the 2020 edition of the award. As for this year’s prize, Messi is believed to be the favourite to claim it after winning the 2...
Ex-Man City, Arsenal midfielder Nasir retires at 34
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Ex-Man City, Arsenal midfielder Nasir retires at 34

Ex-Man City, Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 34. The former France international announced his decision on Sunday on Canal+, a media outlet where he is now a pundit. Nasri came through at Marseille and transferred to Arsenal in 2008, spending three years at Emirates Stadium before he joined Manchester City. At Manchester City, Nasri won two English Premier League (EPL) titles, a League Cup and a Community Shield. He joined Sevilla on loan in 2016/2017 and seemed to have revitalised his career in La Liga, though the move was not made permanent. A short spell in Turkey with Antalyaspor followed, but Nasri mutually terminated his contract in January 2018, before he received a six-month ban from football by UEFA. This ...
Iheanacho strike nominated for Goal of Round Three
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Iheanacho strike nominated for Goal of Round Three

Kelechi Iheanacho’s wonder strike against Millwall in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game has been nominated for the competition’s Goal of Round Three. This was revealed on the EFL website on Friday. The Super Eagles striker scored his first goal of the season as the Foxes defeated Millwall 2-0 at the Den stadium. Iheanacho, unleashed a fierce shot into the roof of the net to double the advantage two minutes from time. The Nigerian forward faces competition from Brentford’s Yoanne Wissa, Phil Foden from Manchester City, Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, and Cheltenham Town’s Kyle Vassell for the award. The strike against the Lions was his ninth in the Carabao Cup since making his debut in the competition against Crystal Palace in October 2015 and has gone on to make 16 appearances w...
‘Hawaii Five-0’ actor, Al Harrington is Dead
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‘Hawaii Five-0’ actor, Al Harrington is Dead

Hawaii Five-0 actor, Al Harrington has died at the age of 85. Al Harrington died on Tuesday September 21, after suffering a stroke. His death was confirmed by family members, who said he had been hospitalized recently after suffering a stroke. Best known to classic TV fans as Detective Ben Kokua in the original “Hawaii Five-0” series, Harrington also appeared in the CBS reboot of “Hawaii Five-0,” playing the recurring role of surf shop owner and bus driver Mamo Kahike from 2011 to 2018. Harrington joined the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” in 1972, replacing original cast member Gilbert “Zulu” Kauhi (Kono) as the Polynesian member of the “Five-0” team. Harrington’s three years on the show earned him an international cult following. He made a numb...
West Ham dispatch lacklustre Man Utd
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West Ham dispatch lacklustre Man Utd

West Ham knocked out Manchester United in the third round of the Carabao Cup with Manuel Lanzini's early goal enough for a 1-0 victory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten semi-finalists in the last two editions and came into this match fresh from sealing a thrilling 2-1 Premier League win at the London Stadium when the sides met on Sunday. But three days on, it was David Moyes' men celebrating as Lanzini secured West Ham a rare Old Trafford triumph and Carabao Cup progress as the hosts failed to turn 27 shots into a goal. The Hammers had failed to win on their previous 17 trips to Old Trafford, with Carlos Tevez the last player to score a winner there back in May 2007. This time, Argentine compatriot Lanzini did the damage, sweeping home after Ryan Fredericks roared pa...
Zola warns Chelsea, identifies Nigerian striker as Lukaku’s successor at Stamford Bridge
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Zola warns Chelsea, identifies Nigerian striker as Lukaku’s successor at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola, has warned the club not to take anything for granted when they tackle Juventus in the Champions League on September 29 at the Allianz Stadium. Zola also identified Nigerian and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, as Romelu Lukaku’s heir at Chelsea. “Chelsea shouldn’t take anything for granted,” Zola told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Tuchel is an intelligent coach and Chelsea are a top team. The game against Tottenham was impressive. There is a lot of quality there. They withstood the impact of Spurs in the first half and won the game in the second half, by scoring three goals. “However, Juventus never die, the first half against Milan was good. They can make up for lost ground in Serie A.” Zola added, “Napoli are really strong in every department....
Ex-England striker Jimmy Greaves dies at 81
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Ex-England striker Jimmy Greaves dies at 81

The former England striker Jimmy Greaves, one of the game’s greatest goalscorers and characters, has died aged 81, his former club Tottenham Hotspur announced on Sunday. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen,” the club said. “Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 19 September), aged 81.” A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, Greaves scored 44 goals in his 57 appearances for England. His strike rate was phenomenal as he scored 356 goals in England’s top flight, a record which still stands. The 37 league goals that he netted in the 1962/63 season has yet to be bettered by a Spurs player i...
Arsenal confirm deal for Hein ahead of Burnley clash
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Arsenal confirm deal for Hein ahead of Burnley clash

Arsenal have confirmed that goalkeeper, Karl Hein, has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The North London club disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday ahead of their Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday. The statement read in part, “Young goalkeeper Karl Hein has signed a new long-term contract with us. “The 19-year-old, who made his non-competitive first-team debut in July in the pre-season match at Hibernian, was also a member of the first-team matchday squad six times in the Europa League last season. “Hein is a full Estonia international and has now made 10 appearances for his country.” Hein made his full international debut for Estonia in September 2020 in a Nations League match against Georgia. He kept a clean sheet against ...
Actress Jane Powell is dead
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Actress Jane Powell is dead

Legendary Hollywood actress, Jane Powell is dead at the age of 92. The actress known as one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, died of natural causes at the home she shared for many years with her husband, actor and publicist Dickie Moore, who died in 2015. Susan Granger, a friend of Powell’s and a spokesperson for the family, confirmed to various outlets that the actress died peacefully at her home in Wilton, Connecticut on Thursday September 16. Powell performed virtually her whole life, starting about age 5 as a singing prodigy on radio in Portland, Oregon. She made her first movie at 16 and graduated from teenage roles to costarring in the lavish musical productions that were a staple of 20th-century Hollywood. Her first feature film appearanc...
Ejuke Wins CSKA best Player Award
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Ejuke Wins CSKA best Player Award

Super Eagles and CSKA Moscow winger, Chidera Ejuke, has been named the Player of The Month by his Russian club for July/August. The former Heerenveen player featured for 501 minutes in seven games with two goals for the Militarians, scoring two goals in seven matches this season. According to the poll on the official website of the club, Ejuke got 44 per cent of the votes. CSKA are currently in the eighth position with 10 points in the Russian league. He was also named the Man of The match when his club held Arsenal Tula 2-2 in the Russian league. Last season, Ejuke scored five goals in 25 league appearances for the club. The former Vålerenga player was part of the Super Eagles side who played against Liberia and Cape Verde in the Qatar 2022 qualifying games, whic...
Salah closes in on Drogba’s record after 100th Premier League goal
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Salah closes in on Drogba’s record after 100th Premier League goal

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is close to equalling Didier Drogba’s scoring record after scoring his 100th Premier League goal. Salah opened scoring, as the Reds ran riot in a 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday. He becomes the 30th player to hit the century’s mark and the fifth-fastest in 162 games after Alan (121 appearances), Harry Kane (141 apps), Sergio Aguero (147 apps) and Thierry Henry (160 apps). Salah scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal in March 2014 during his time at Chelsea and has 98 league goals to his name so far in Jurgen Klopp’s team. Drogba, who played for Chelsea, is currently Africa’s highest goalscorer in the English top-flight with 104 goals across his two spells at Stamford Bridge. After Drogba and Salah, former Arsenal and Totte...
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey ‘booed’ at NTAs
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey ‘booed’ at NTAs

A mild drama reportedly occurred at the British National Television Awards ceremony, as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey were reportedly booed. At the event which took place on Thursday night, a number of famous faces made appearances to hand out awards to the winners. During one segment, Sir Trevor McDonald introduced a clip which showed some of the biggest moments over the past 12 months. As a clip of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey popped up onto the screen, booing could be heard from the audience. It was also learnt that viewers at home couldn't hear the audience booing from their TVs. A source who spoke to MailOnline said;  ‘Meghan and Harry were shown on screen during a montage of TV moments from the last...
LaLiga: Guardiola wasn’t happy when I started dating Shakira – Gérard Pique
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LaLiga: Guardiola wasn’t happy when I started dating Shakira – Gérard Pique

Barcelona defender, Gérard Pique has revealed that his relationship with Colombian music star, Shakira, had caused problems between him and former manager, Pep Guardiola. Guardiola left Pique behind at Barcelona to join Bayern Munich and is now the Manager at Manchester City. The Spaniard had a success-laden time at Camp Nou with the help of Pique and other top football stars. However, reflecting on their time with Guardiola, Pique admitted that he came close to quitting Barcelona between the 2011 and 2012 campaigns when his bond with Shakira was tested. “We reached an important point of tension with him and with the dressing room in general,” Pique told La Sotana. “The rivalry with Jose Mourinho was very exhausting. Pep wanted absolute control of everything that happened....
He’d have helped you beat 10-man Chelsea – Genk offers Nigerian striker to Liverpool
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He’d have helped you beat 10-man Chelsea – Genk offers Nigerian striker to Liverpool

Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu has been offered to Liverpool by Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde. Conde believes there is much that the Nigeria international can offer to the Reds, adding that he would have scored against 10-man Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend. The 27-year-old Onuachu, who is currently on international duties with Nigeria, had an incredible 2020-21 season with Genk, scoring 35 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions. Before moving to Belgium with Genk, Onuachu scored 74 goals in 181 appearances for Denmark side Midtjylland. He is known for his goals, but also for his incredible physical presence, standing 6’7″ tall. De Conde feels Onuachu could have helped Liverpool defeat Chelsea during their 1-1 draw before the in...
Footballer Charlie Adam’s brother facing prison time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather
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Footballer Charlie Adam’s brother facing prison time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather

The brother of former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam is facing jail time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather. Grant Adam, 30, who is also a professional footballer who played for Rangers and Scotland Under 21s, embezzled thousands of pounds from Charles Adam while he had Power of attorney over his finances. Adam, who now plays football for Lochee United in the sixth tier of Scottish football, admitted to the crime on Monday and now faces being sent to prison when his punishment is decided next month. The goalkeeper was in charge of his grandfather's affairs from October 2019 to January 2020, and has admitted to helping himself to money from the 78-year-old's Post Office account. He was originally charged with embezzling funds to the t...
I was not happy at Arsenal – Willian opens up
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I was not happy at Arsenal – Willian opens up

Willian has admitted he was unhappy at Arsenal, in his first interview since leaving the club. The Brazil midfielder agreed to terminate his three-year contract with the Gunners and has now signed for Corinthians. His departure from the Emirates came only one year after he arrived on a free transfer from Chelsea. Willian found the back of the net just once in 37 appearances. The 33-year-old is now relieved to have put his time at Arsenal behind him. “I really thought a lot, together with my family and close people. Unfortunately, my time at Arsenal was not good, I wasn’t happy at the club. “I don’t need to go into details, but I wasn’t happy and I thought that returning to Brazil was the best option. “I studied some other opportunities, but I wanted to return to Cori...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has confirmed he will undergo a scan on a thigh injury this week. The 28-year-old has scored once in two appearances for the Blues, since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5 million deal from Inter Milan last month. During the international break, Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s 5-2 win over Estonia last Thursday and once in a 3-0 victory over Czech Republic on Sunday evening. He is suspended for their World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday and will now fly to London ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday. “I’ll have a scan of my thigh first,” Lukaku told HLN after Belgium’s win against Czech Republic. “I have been struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea.”...
What Ronaldo’s return will do to Man Utd’s team – Pogba
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What Ronaldo’s return will do to Man Utd’s team – Pogba

Paul Pogba has tipped Cristiano Ronaldo to “raise the level of the team” after he returned to Manchester United. Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford 12 years after he left for Real Madrid. During his first spell, he netted 118 goals in 292 appearances, winning three Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy. Ronaldo is expected to make his second debut for United at home against Newcastle this Saturday. Pogba expects the 36-year-old to raise the standards at the club. He told Telefoot: “It’s always a pleasure to play with the best, it’s a plus for the players to be able to train with a great player. “He’s going to raise the level of the team.”
I never wanted to join Arsenal – Emiliano Martinez
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I never wanted to join Arsenal – Emiliano Martinez

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez has said that he never wanted to join the club back in 2010 when they came to sign him. The goalkeeper said he wanted to stay at Independiente in Argentina. Arsenal signed Martinez as a teenager from Argentina. He went on to spend 10 years in London and made only 38 first team appearances in that time. He left north London on a string of loan spells, turning out for Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Wolves, Getafe and Reading. The goalkeeper finally proved his worth to Arsenal during the 2019-20 season when he made 23 appearances and winning the FA Cup. He then left for Aston Villa at the end of the season as he looked for – and found – guaranteed first team opportunities. The 29-year-old sai...
EPL record broken as $60m Ronaldo shirts sold in 12 hours -Report
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EPL record broken as $60m Ronaldo shirts sold in 12 hours -Report

Sales of Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous Manchester United No. 7 jersey have smashed the Premier League record in the 12 hours after they were released. But even a tidal wave of fan demand for his now-iconic kit won’t recoup the 15 million euro fee (£12.85m/$A24m) the club paid for the Portuguese great. According to LovetheSales.com, in the 12 hours after Ronaldo’s new kit was released, fans splashed out £32.5m ($A60m) on his jersey. The sales broke a Premier League record for the 12 hours after a player’s official shirt number was announced, Fox reports. LovetheSales.com tracks sales data from over 1,000 UK online retailers. Announcing Ronaldo’s jersey number, Manchester United said, “We can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning t...
England’s Sancho ruled out of World Cup Qualifiers
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England’s Sancho ruled out of World Cup Qualifiers

England forward Jadon Sancho has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Poland after suffering a “minor knock”. Sancho missed England’s 4-0 win in Hungary on Thursday due to the problem he suffered in training. The 21-year-old will play no part against Andorra at Wembley on Sunday or in Wednesday’s clash with Poland in Warsaw. “Following further assessment, the 21-year-old has returned to his club and is expected to recover in time for Manchester United’s fixture with Newcastle United on Saturday September 11,” an English Football Association statement said on Saturday. Sancho has featured in all of United’s Premier League matches since joining Borussia Dortmund in the close-season. He made his first start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’...
Tuchel offered Chelsea player to London rivals on transfer deadline day
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Tuchel offered Chelsea player to London rivals on transfer deadline day

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, offered Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Premier League rivals West Ham on transfer deadline day, talkSPORT reports. Loftus-Cheek has made 82 appearances for the Blues’ first team since he stepped up from the academy in 2015. The midfielder has scored 12 goals and won a Premier League and Europa League winners’ medal. Loftus-Cheek has however only reached double figures of appearances in two seasons at Stamford Bridge. He has also spent two of the last four campaigns out on loan. The 25-year-old impressed at Crystal Palace during the 2017-18 season, before spending the 2020-21 campaign on loan at relegated Fulham. Chelsea were willing to offload Loftus-Cheek for this season as well and offered him to London rivals West Ham on deadline day. West Ham,...
Mannion Ready for new Season After Crossing Manchester Divide
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Mannion Ready for new Season After Crossing Manchester Divide

Peter Schmeichel. Carlos Tevez. Abbie McManus. In either the men's or women's game, it's always a slightly controversial decision to switch sides in Manchester, but that is just the move defender Aoife Mannion made this summer. Having signed for Manchester City in 2019 from Birmingham City, Mannion was unable to make her mark on the blue side of the city. A serious ACL injury in October 2019 - just three months and 10 days after joining the club - saw her out of action until February this year, keeping her off the field for 458 days. She made just 11 appearances for City before leaving at the end of her contract last season. "It was a struggle two-fold - just the length of the injury lay-off and also that the rehab straddled the pandemic," Mannion explained ahead of Friday's B...
Transfer deadline: I’m disappointed’ – Gary Neville slams Man United star for refusing to leave Old Trafford
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Transfer deadline: I’m disappointed’ – Gary Neville slams Man United star for refusing to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has slammed Jesse Lingard for refusing to leave the club this summer. Neville said he is ‘disappointed that the England star remained at Old Trafford and feels he will only play a very small role at the club this season. The 28-year-old enjoyed a brilliant loan spell at West Ham last season scoring nine goals and laying on four assists in 16 appearances. He is now part of reintegrated into the first-team squad despite West Ham trying to make the deal permanent. However, Neville doubts the player’s decision and feels Lingard, and several other fringe players at United should have left for the benefit of their own careers following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and others this summer. “I’m disappointed for Jesse Lingard that he’s not...
PSG sign Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting
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PSG sign Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting

Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of teenage Portugal defender Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, on a season-long loan with an option to buy. The 19-year-old, who was part of Sporting’s Portuguese title-winning side last season, has won five international caps and was an unused member of Fernando Santos’ Euro 2020 squad. Nuno Mendes completes a bumper transfer window for PSG, who will reportedly pay Sporting a loan fee of seven million euros ($8.3 million) with the option to make the deal permanent for 40 million euros. “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the signing of Nuno Mendes,” PSG said, confirming the transfer minutes after Tuesday’s midnight local time (2200 GMT) deadline. He had been linked with Premier League clubs including Manchester C...
Man United release Ronaldo’s photos in new jersey as fans await shirt number
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Man United release Ronaldo’s photos in new jersey as fans await shirt number

Manchester United on Tuesday released pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo in their new kits for the 2021/22 season. However, despite fans’ curiosity, the club failed to unveil Ronaldo’s jersey number. The club said, “We have the photos you have been waiting for, ever since our sensational transfer announcement last Friday… Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the new Manchester United kit for 2021/22. “The Reds icon has now completed his summer switch from Juventus and although he’s currently in Portugal preparing to play for his national team, he was able to take some time out to familiarise himself with this season’s fantastic threads from adidas. “While Ronaldo’s squad number is still to be revealed, and his second debut for the club will be desperately awaited, we can at least now show hi...
Senegal striker Balde joins Cagliari from Monaco
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Senegal striker Balde joins Cagliari from Monaco

Keita Balde on Tuesday signed for Cagliari from Monaco in a permanent deal that keeps the once highly-rated forward in Serie A. Cagliari did not announce the details of the transfer but media in Italy say Monaco allowed Keita to leave for free despite having a season left on his contract. The 26-year-old was on loan at Sampdoria last season but was not kept on after scoring seven goals in 25 Serie A appearances. He had been sold to Monaco by Lazio in 2017 after a long feud with club president Claudio Lotito, but following an underwhelming season in the Principality was then sent on loan, first to Inter Milan in 2018 and then Samp last term. Keita has played 33 times for Senegal, scoring five times.
Deadline Day: Arsenal’s Bellerin joins Betis, Aurier leaves Tottenham
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Deadline Day: Arsenal’s Bellerin joins Betis, Aurier leaves Tottenham

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin joined La Liga side Real Betis on a season-long loan on Tuesday. Bellerin was surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium after falling out of favour with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. The Spanish right-back has made 239 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal since 2013. He is a three-time FA Cup winner with the Gunners but had not featured in a single game so far this term. Bellerin, 26, lost his place as Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares started instead of him, while new signing Nuno Tavares can play at both full-back positions. “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Hector the best of luck with Real Betis this season,” the club said in a statement on their website. Serge Aurier has agreed to terminate his Tottenham contract by mutual con...
Former delivery man Messias signs for AC Milan
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Former delivery man Messias signs for AC Milan

Junior Messias completed his incredible rise from delivery man to the Champions League on Tuesday when he signed for AC Milan in a dream move for the former amateur footballer. Milan are yet to announce the transfer but Messias’ move from Crotone, who were relegated from Serie A last season, has been published on the list of official sales on the Serie A website as a temporary deal. Brazilian Messias has signed for Milan on a season-long loan from Crotone with an option to buy for a reported five million euros. The move means the 29-year-old will have the chance to play at the highest levels of club football after beginning his career in Italy in the amateur game a decade ago. Messias arrived in Italy in 2011 and slowly rose through the lower reaches of Italian football — at ...
James to leave Man Utd after Ronaldo’s arrival
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James to leave Man Utd after Ronaldo’s arrival

Manchester United and Leeds United are in talks over a deal for Daniel James, ESPN reports. It is not yet clear if he will be leaving on loan or permanently. James arrived at Old Trafford in 2019 from Swansea City. He started two of United’s first three games of the season and was set to stay at the club. However, the 23-year-old is concerned about his game time, following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho this summer. Leeds have long been admirers of James and came close to signing the forward before he joined United. United value James at more than £20 million having paid £15m for him in 2019. James has made 74 appearances for United, scoring nine goals.
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...
Kanye West claims Universal Music Group released his latest album without his approval
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Kanye West claims Universal Music Group released his latest album without his approval

Kanye West has claimed that Universal Music Group released his new album "Donda" without his approval. The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday, August 29, hours after his Donda Album was finally released, to write: "UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM." His mention of "JAIL 2" refers to the album’s 24th track, "Jail Pt 2". The song was initially unavailable to stream when the album was first released on Sunday, August 29. However, later in the day, the song became available. In a now-deleted Instagram post from early Sunday, Kanye West shared screenshots of text messages saying the track was being held up because of clearance issues from DaBaby.   Typically, when a song on an album is blocked from strea...
Lewandowski hits hat-trick, sets new Bayern Munich goals record
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Lewandowski hits hat-trick, sets new Bayern Munich goals record

Robert Lewandowski has set a new Bayern Munich record for goals in consecutive games, breaking the previous best-mark held by the late Gerd Müller. Lewandowski scored for the 16th straight match in Bayern’s meeting with Hertha Berlin on Bundesliga Matchday 3. This was revealed in a blog post by Bundelisga on its website on Saturday. Müller, who passed away on 15 August 2021, aged 75, enjoyed a 15-game scoring run between 1969 and 1970. Lewandowski’s hot streak dates back to 15 February 2021, when he helped Bayern draw 3-3 with Arminia Bielefeld. There have been hat-tricks against Borussia Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach, while his effort on the final day of 2020/21 marked a single-season record 41st Bundesliga goal, eclipsing Müller’s gold standard s...
Nigerian footballer, Anthony Nwakaeme’s statue erected In Turkey
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Nigerian footballer, Anthony Nwakaeme’s statue erected In Turkey

  Nigerian striker, Anthony Nwakaeme has been honoured with a huge statue in Turkey for his impressive contributions at Super Lig side Trabzonspor. The 32-year-old, who joined the Turkish club from Hapoel Be'er Sheva in 2018, has made over 90 appearances for club, with over 20 goals to his name. Nigerian football journalist Oluwashina Okeleji shared the news on his social media platform adding that the image was erected in Trabzon by Adem Birsen. Speaking about the statue,  Adem Birsen said, " We wanted to make a bust of Nwakaeme, we wanted the very intelligent man to identify with Trabzon. We made it with the cap of our legendary name Ahmet Suat Özyazc?. It was a long construction process in 5-6 months. We had it done with a...

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