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For every lie against you, karma is real. You’re the reason I still have a career – Annie Idibia says as she celebrates her mother
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For every lie against you, karma is real. You’re the reason I still have a career – Annie Idibia says as she celebrates her mother

Actress Annie Idibia is celebrating her mother who she described as the "best grandmother ever" to her kids. The actress in her post, stated that her mother is the reason she still has a career. She also said that her mother takes care of everyone. Noting that she will always spoil her mother and make sure she ticks everything on her bucket list, Annie also prayed that every dirt thrown on her will bring forth a million blessing. She also reiterated that there is karma for every lie told against her mother. Annie wrote; Q U E E N Loves So Selflessly... Always Smiling .... Best GRANDMA Ever To my Kidz... So Selfless with the kids ... oh... mom for all that you do for us , your reward is in heaven The Reason I Still Have A career... Takes Care O...
Why David Luiz did not join Real Madrid after leaving Arsenal
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Why David Luiz did not join Real Madrid after leaving Arsenal

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was keen to bring David Luiz to the club this summer, but the club never tabled an offer for the player, Globo reports. Ancelotti is believed to have made contact with Luiz, who he worked together with at Chelsea. The 34-year-old became a free agent this summer, having seen his contract with Arsenal expire at the end of June. However, he has now returned to his native Brazil to sign with Flamengo, putting pen to paper on a 15-month contract. It ended Luiz’s 15-year playing career in Europe. But things would have been different if Madrid presented an offer for the experienced centre back. The LaLiga giants allowed captain Sergio Ramos leave this summer, while Raphael Varane signed for Manchester United. David Alaba arrived at the ...
‘Anthony Joshua’s fought no-one in their prime’ – Tyson Fury tears into AJ’s heavyweight record
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‘Anthony Joshua’s fought no-one in their prime’ – Tyson Fury tears into AJ’s heavyweight record

Tyson Fury has rubbished Anthony Joshua's heavyweight record, stating that he has never fought one opponent during the prime of their career. The Gypsy King was due to meet Joshua in an undisputed clash this year, before an arbitrator ruled that he had to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight. Joshua is also set to fight former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. Throughout his career, Joshua has picked up big victories over the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin, Kubrat Pulev, and Joseph Parker. During an interview with former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, Fury was asked why boxing misses out on big fights such as the Gypsy King against Joshua. Fury said on Neville's The Overlap show:...
‘Van de Beek looks lost’ – Man Utd could ‘cut their losses’ on £35m midfielder, says Berbatov
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‘Van de Beek looks lost’ – Man Utd could ‘cut their losses’ on £35m midfielder, says Berbatov

  A former Old Trafford favourite believes the Dutchman is "running out of time to save" his career with the Red Devils Manchester United could "cut their losses" on Donny van de Beek, according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the £35 million ($48m) midfielder "looks lost". United handed Van de Beek a five-year deal after rising him away from Ajax in September 2020, having seen him emerge as one of the most exciting young playmakers in Europe at Johan Cruyff ArenA. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old has since failed to nail down a regular spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI, leading to major question marks over his long-term future at Old Trafford.
Piers Morgan credits Meghan Markle as he wins TV Presenter of the Year award; says she has been ‘great for his career’
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Piers Morgan credits Meghan Markle as he wins TV Presenter of the Year award; says she has been ‘great for his career’

Piers Morgan has said that Meghan Markle has been "great" for his career. The 56-year-old broadcaster appeared at the TRIC Awards on Wednesday, September 15, where he picked up the award for TV Presenter of the Year. Piers departed from Good Morning Britain in March following his refusal to apologise for statements in which he expressed disbelief over Meghan Markle's claims that palace aides didn't help her after informing them she was feeling suicidal. Piers' controversial comments sparked a record 58,000 complaints to Ofcom. However, in a ruling earlier this month, the TV regulator cleared ITV of any wrongdoing in broadcasting the comments in context with the views expressed by other presenters. Speaking to Daily Star after winning TV Presenter of the year, Piers boasted a...
PSG & Real Madrid keeping tabs on Rudiger’s Chelsea contract situation as Blues may not meet his demands
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PSG & Real Madrid keeping tabs on Rudiger’s Chelsea contract situation as Blues may not meet his demands

The Blues are still interested in signing Sevilla defender Jules Kounde amid uncertainty over the future of the Germany international Chelsea have opened talks with Antonio Rudiger over a new contract but remain cautious over his demands, with both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid keeping an eye on the situation. The two European giants will be able to sign the Germany international in January on a pre-contract agreement, with the defender's current deal expiring in the summer of 2022. Despite interest from abroad, Goal can confirm that the 28-year-old would be happy to stay put in west London as long as his contract demands are met, with Rudiger believing this will likely be the last big-money deal of his career.
Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Dies aged 61
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Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Dies aged 61

Hollywood actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald has died. MacDonald best known for his role in comedy series 'The Saturday Night Live' died on Tuesday, September 14 his manager has revealed. His death came after a nine-year private battle with cancer, his management firm, Brillstein Entertainment said. Lori Jo Hoekstra, Macdonald's longtime producing partner and friend, was with the comedian when he died, according to reports.  Hoekstra says that though Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade, he was determined to keep his health struggles private, and away from his family, friends and fans. "He was most proud of his comedy," Hoekstra said. "He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his lo...
‘Doctor Who’ actress, Tanya Fear reported Missing
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‘Doctor Who’ actress, Tanya Fear reported Missing

British actress, Tanya Fear has been reported missing in southern California. Fear, best known for her appearance in an episode of Doctor in 2018, was last seen on Thursday,September, 9, when her family reported her missing to Los Angeles police, her manager Alex Cole said. News of the disappearance surfaced on Sunday September 12, after author Bolu Babalola shared a missing poster for Tanya. “My friend Tanya has gone missing in the LA/Hollywood Bowl area. She hasn’t been seen since 9th September 2021. If anyone has any useful information please call (626)-232-8616 #FindTanyaFear. Would appreciate if those in the area or with reach in that area RT,” Bolu tweeted. She later added, “On the day she went missing her hair was natural, in its afro state.” Tanya‘s manager A...
Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer
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Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reasoning behind his selection against Newcastle United. The Norwegian has opted for an attacking line-up against the Magpies with Cristiano Ronaldo making his highly anticipated second debut for the club at Old Trafford. Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will flank the returning Portuguese superstar, with his countryman Bruno Fernandes playing just behind our no.7. Ole is excited to see Ronaldo return to the Old Trafford pitch. “We’re excited, we can feel the atmosphere in the place, everyone’s been happy,” the manager says. “There’s here’s a buzz about the place. That’s how it should be around Man. United. Cristiano’s had a fantastic career and he’s coming in to help the team, he’s not come to show off ...
Arteta hails ‘best week of his career’ after Norwich win
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Arteta hails ‘best week of his career’ after Norwich win

After watching Arsenal beat Norwich 1-0, Mikel Arteta hailed it as "the best week of my career" as the Gunners got their season up and running. The Arsenal boss came into the game under the spotlight after starting the season with three defeats on the spin without scoring, and the tension was growing further inside Emirates Stadium until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck on 66 minutes. It was one of 30 shots Arsenal had on Norwich's goal in a performance that offered hope that a fruitful season could still be on the cards despite the worrying start. Arteta made seven changes in total from their defeat at Manchester City, with debuts handed to Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu, while Ben White and Gabriel were partnered at centre-half for the first time and looked assured Ga...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers himself ‘the best player in the world,’ says it’s irrelevant to compare players with each other
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic considers himself ‘the best player in the world,’ says it’s irrelevant to compare players with each other

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again declared himself the best player in the world while discussing the long running debate over who is the world's greatest player. The 39-year-old Swedish and AC Milan striker has enjoyed a hugely successful career at nine clubs in seven countries, scoring 502 goals. Despite never winning the Champions League or the Ballon d'Or - honours won multiple times by both Ronaldo and Messi, Ibrahimovic still believe he's the best player. 'If you're talking about intrinsic qualities, I have nothing less than them,' he told France Football magazine. 'If you look at the trophies… yes, I didn't win the Champions League. 'But I don't know how you calculate it. I'm not obsessed with it because when you do good things collectively, the individual follows. The ...
Solskjaer Confirms Ronaldo’s Second Man Utd debut
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Solskjaer Confirms Ronaldo’s Second Man Utd debut

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle on Saturday. However, the Norwegian refused to reveal whether Ronaldo will start the match at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old is back at United after joining from Juventus at the end of the transfer window. He has trained since Tuesday and Solskjaer said he is fit enough to be involved. Solskjaer told a press conference on Friday: “He’s been having a good preseason with Juventus, played with the national team, had a good week with us and he’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure. “We’ve followed his career from afar since he left here. Everyone is very, very happy to have him back. He seems happy to be back. “T...
He’s a player for England’ – Liverpool-linked Adeyemi backed for Premier League transfer by former chairman
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He’s a player for England’ – Liverpool-linked Adeyemi backed for Premier League transfer by former chairman

  Manfred Schwabl, who saw the teenage talent break through on his books at SpVgg Unterhaching, expects a deal to be done at some stage Karim Adeyemi is being linked with leading sides across Europe, from Liverpool to Bayern Munich, and his former chairman at SpVgg Unterhaching believes the highly-rated teenager is destined to end up in the Premier League. At just 19 years of age, the promising striker is looking to follow in the footsteps of Erling Haaland as his stock soars on the books of Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg. A return to his native Germany could be made by a man who opened his senior international goal account during the recent round of World Cup qualifying action, but Manfred Schwabl believes Adeyemi's career path will eventually lead to England.   ...
Police Academy star, Art Metrano is dead
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Police Academy star, Art Metrano is dead

Art Metrano, who played the role of Officer Ernie Mauser in two Police Academy films is dead at the age of 84. Metrano died of natural causes on Wednesday September 8 at his home in Aventura, Florida, 32 years after he suffered a serious injury that derailed his career. Metrano's son, Harry Metrano shared the news on Instagram on Thursday September 9. He wrote; It’s with a heavy heart that I write this caption. Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad. He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him. He’s fought and won so much over the years that I always viewed him as indestructible, but the truth is we don’t live forever on earth, but a person’s spirit can live forever within you. Dad, you ...
Winning Copa America with Argentina was ‘Most Difficult’ Trophy of my Career – Lionel Messi
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Winning Copa America with Argentina was ‘Most Difficult’ Trophy of my Career – Lionel Messi

Six time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi has called the international silverware he won with Argentina, his most difficult trophy of his career so far. According to Messi, who now plays for PSG after two decades with Barca, Copa America glory with Argentina gave him "peace of mind" at international level. Messi suffered final heartache at the 2014 World Cup and back-to-back Copa losses in 2015 and 2016 with Argentina. At a point he feared that he wouldn't win anything with Argentina but he captained Lionel Scaloni's side to a memorable victory, and says he has had a truly successful career. Messi speaking to ESPN said: "Everything I won was important and beautiful, but this was the most difficult because I went through many things. It was knock after knock. "I finally had...
Arteta welcomes Wilshere Arsenal training facility
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Arteta welcomes Wilshere Arsenal training facility

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said Jack Wilshere is welcome to come and train with his squad. Wilshere is still without a club after he was released by Bournemouth. The former England international left the Championship side at the end of last season and recently trained with Serie B side, Como. However, a deal couldn’t be done as the midfielder doesn’t have an EU passport. The 29-year-old was once tipped to be the next big English talent but has been plagued by injuries all through his career. Arteta played alongside Wilshere during his time at Arsenal and may have offered his former teammate a lifeline as he looks to salvage his career. He was asked on Thursday if Wilshere could train at their London Colney facility and he said: “He is someone that I know who I s...
This is why I don’t Chill With Subjects – Angela Okorie Speaks on coming to Social media to share personal issues
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This is why I don’t Chill With Subjects – Angela Okorie Speaks on coming to Social media to share personal issues

Angela Okorie has shared her thoughts about coming to social media to share personal issues. The actress in a video she shared on TikTok said the rush to post personal issues on social media is why she doesn't chill with "subjects." Angela Okorie who noted that she has put so much into her career, averred that "subjects are subjects" and she isn’t supposed to sit with “f*cktards”. Watch the video below.............
Osimhen to face Juventus as red card for Heymans challenge rescinded
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Osimhen to face Juventus as red card for Heymans challenge rescinded

The Nigeria international sat out of the triumph over Genoa, but will be available against the Old Lady on Saturday Victor Osimhen’s two-game ban for violent conduct against Daan Heymans during a Serie A game against Venezia has been rescinded following a successful appeal by Napoli. The Nigeria international was sent off during the first half of the Blues’ 2-0 victory by referee Gianluca Aureliano last month after he appeared to have hit Heymans during a corner kick. That was the second time the former Wolfsburg and Lille man had been sent off since the commencement of his professional career.
‘I can’t hear you over my seven Olympic medals’ – Simone Biles hits back at critics
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‘I can’t hear you over my seven Olympic medals’ – Simone Biles hits back at critics

Simone Biles has hit back at criticism she received over the summer after pulling out of events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over concern for her own mental health. Several questions were rasied including controversial former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan criticising her and accusing her of letting her country down over her withdrawal to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old American gymnast later returned to the competition in time for the balance beam final and ended up winning a bronze medal and  silver medal for the women's team all-around. Four weeks on, Biles has been reflecting on a busy summer on social media. Showing off her two medals, she wrote: 'Can’t believe it’s already been a month. Definitely not the way I planned the Olympics going but I wouldn’t...
Footballer Dies During Morning Training On The Day He Was Meant To Leave Nigeria For Europe
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Footballer Dies During Morning Training On The Day He Was Meant To Leave Nigeria For Europe

21-year old Nigerian footballer, Okafor Kelechi has died just as he was selected to travel to Europe to play football, according to Vanguard. When Kelechi was selected alongside two of his football team members to travel to Azerbaijan, in  Eastern Europe where he was to be signed on to kick-start his career professionally he felt fate had finally smiled on him. The Anambra-state born started  with Lion heart Football Club domiciled in Ayobo community for three years, where he trained and honed his skills as a right full back,  and sometimes played as a central midfielder. Elated at the news which he described as prayer answered ,  kelechi started shopping for personal effects and other valuables   he would travel with, while his club processed all necessary travel documents. ...
I’m so honoured – Tems speaks on featuring in Drake ‘s new album
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I’m so honoured – Tems speaks on featuring in Drake ‘s new album

Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems has expressed gratitude for being featured alongside stars on Drake’s new album. Drake’s album titled ‘Certified Lover Boy’ was released on the 3rd of September, 2021. The 21-track album features big names like Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Future, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Baby, and Tems. Tems was featured on track 16 titled ‘Fountain’ with Drake. Tems on her Twitter page said she’s honoured and grateful to be on Drake’s album. On her Twitter page, she wrote: “CLB Babyyy! “Honestly I could talk about many things still to come. But what’s better than surprise? All Glory be to the Most High God. “Large Fonts you know hahaha , so grateful and honoured. “So Crazyyy!! Thank...
Brighton & Hove Albion didn’t respect Tau – Mosimane
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Brighton & Hove Albion didn’t respect Tau – Mosimane

The 2016 Caf Coach of the Year has refuted views that the left-footed attacker's move to the Red Devils is a step back in his career Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has defended Percy Tau's recent transfer to the Egyptian football powerhouse from English side Brighton and Hove Albion. The Bafana Bafana international's move to Al Ahly was met with a lot of criticism from some people including legendary South African striker Benni McCarthy, who described it as a massive step down in his career. Tau signed a four-year deal with the reigning Caf Champions League winners last week after playing just three Premier League matches for Brighton. Mosimane, who coached Tau at South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns between 2013 and 2018, has refuted views that the 27-year-old attacker'...
Cristiano Ronaldo boasts, sends message to Ali Daei after breaking all-time Goalscoring Record
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Cristiano Ronaldo boasts, sends message to Ali Daei after breaking all-time Goalscoring Record

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that the world record for goals scored in men’s international football he broke on Tuesday against Ireland is the most special record for him. In a lengthy Instagram post, Ronaldo said that in all the records he had broken in his career, this particular one was very special for him and is on the shelf of the achievements that makes him really proud. Ronaldo scored his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday. The 36-year-old scored two late headers to break and extend the record. Ali Daei scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006 but Ronaldo equalled it in the Euro 2020 with a double against France. “I can’t even start to expre...
Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Uzoho’s contract terminated
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Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Uzoho’s contract terminated

Francis Uzoho’s contract with Apoel FC has been terminated. The Cypriot First Division club has confirmed both parties have parted ways by mutual consent. The Super Eagles goalkeeper will now continue his career elsewhere, despite having two years left on his current contract. After completing his loan spell at AC Omonia, the 22-year-old joined the Legend in July 2020 on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. During the 2020/2021 campaign, Uzoho featured in 18 league fixtures as Sofronis Avgousti’s men finished third on the log. No reason was given for the termination of Uzoho’s contract. “The company Apoel Football (public) limited announces the completion of its cooperation with goalkeeper Francis Uzoho. “We wish Francis the best of luck,” a statement from t...
Barcelona hand Ansu Fati number 10 shirt
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Barcelona hand Ansu Fati number 10 shirt

Barcelona have handed Ansu Fati the number 10 shirt which was recently worn by former captain Lionel Messi. The shirt became vacant after Messi left the club to continue his career with Paris St-Germain. A short clip shared by Barcelona on Twitter shows Ansu Fati wearing the shirt. It was captioned, “Our new number ten Made in La Masia @ANSUFATI.” However, fans on Twitter expressed displeasure at the club’s decision to hand the 18-year-old the shirt so soon. One @andrespoli1988 said, “Even Messi never took this no. So early… He waited for years… 30 then 19… and then finally 10./. giving him that jersey so soon feels like a disrespect to Leo.” According to @ezrandez, “Should have retired the no 10 IMO.” @akcaqil said, “Messi is the best ever to wear it and Fati can’t be ...
Stephen Odey: Randers FC sign Genk striker on loan
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Stephen Odey: Randers FC sign Genk striker on loan

  The Nigeria international will continue his professional career at the Danish Superliga side Danish top-flight side Randers have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Stephen Odey from Genk. The striker, 23 - who began his professional career at NPFL side MFM – was loaned to the Danish Superliga side in a bid to get regular playing time. Since his transfer to the Belgian top-flight side from FC Zurich, Odey has struggled to justify his signing.  
Yacine Adli: AC Milan sign Algeria prospect from Bordeaux
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Yacine Adli: AC Milan sign Algeria prospect from Bordeaux

  Nevertheless, the 21-year-old of Algerian background will stay at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux for the 2021-22 campaign Yacine Adli has joined AC Milan on a permanent basis from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, the Italian topflight side has announced. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder began his professional career at Paris Saint-Germain, before moving to the Girondins in 2019 on a four and a half years contract. In his first three seasons at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, he featured in 63 Ligue 1 encounters – boasting five goals and eight assists to his credit  
Transfer deadline day: Griezmann completes shock return to Atletico Madrid
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Transfer deadline day: Griezmann completes shock return to Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann has left Barcelona for a return to Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day. It is however a one-year loan deal, with an option for Atleti to buy Griezmann for €40million. This was confirmed by transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet on Tuesday night. France forward, Griezmann reveals where he will finish his career Romano wrote: “Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid, HERE WE GO! Agreement now completed with Barcelona. Loan until June 2022 with buy option for €40m. ️ “Griezmann has an agreement for a two years contract plus one option. He’s BACK at Atléti. Shocking move of the day.” Griezmann joined Barca in 2019 for €108m in a controversial deal that saw their LaLiga rivals institute a legal case which was eventually thrown out....
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...
Chelsea wonderkid Anjorin close to Lokomotiv Moscow loan with £17m option to buy
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Chelsea wonderkid Anjorin close to Lokomotiv Moscow loan with £17m option to buy

The teenage midfielder is on the verge of moving to Russia, with only paperwork still to be finalised before the switch Chelsea wonderkid Tino Anjorin is close to joining Lokomotiv Moscow in a loan deal that includes a £17 million ($23m) option to buy. The move was inspired by the Russian club's newly appointed director Ralf Rangnick, who acted as Thomas Tuchel's mentor in his early managerial career. Rangnick intends to activate the option next summer, as long as the 19-year-old performs well, but it will also include a buyback option for Chelsea at £34m ($46m).  
Thierry Henry lands Coaching job
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Thierry Henry lands Coaching job

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry, has agreed terms for a permanent role with Belgium’s coaching staff until after the 2022 World Cup. The country’s football federation confirmed this on Monday. Henry returned to the coaching staff in May, after working as an assistant coach for Belgium from 2016-2018. He was also with the team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the Red Devils reached the semi-finals. Belgium were eliminated by eventual champions Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 this summer. Henry retired from playing football in December 2014. His coaching career includes stints at Monaco and Major League Soccer team Montreal. Group E leader Belgium resumes its World Cup qualifying campaign in Estonia on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo greedy, selfish – Roy Keane
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Cristiano Ronaldo greedy, selfish – Roy Keane

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a selfish and greedy player who is still hungry to win trophies. He said that one thing the Portuguese will bring to Manchester United dressing room is his winning mentality which he expects would rub off on the young players. Keane, who was United’s captain during Ronaldo’s first spell at Old Trafford, explained what sets the 36-year-old apart from the rest. “I remember when he first came to United, he was 17 and came to Man United when he still had an opportunity to stay in Lisbon, but he wanted to come to Manchester United and win stuff,” he told Sky Sports. “We’ve seen that throughout his career, Real Madrid and Juventus, and the national team – the guy is selfish and is greedy. “We put him up there ...
Reims vs PSG: Messi included in Pochettino’s squad for Ligue 1 clash
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Reims vs PSG: Messi included in Pochettino’s squad for Ligue 1 clash

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has confirmed that Lionel Messi will be part of his squad to face Reims on Sunday evening. Messi is in line to make one of the most highly-anticipated debuts in the history of European football. “We have not yet announced the squad,” Pochettino told a press conference on Saturday, adding that all the ‘magic trio’ “will certainly be among those named, we will see if they can play from the start of the match.” Messi is yet to feature for PSG, following his free transfer from Barcelona. It will be the first season in over 20 years he will not be pulling on the Blaugrana shirt. Messi spent his entire senior career at Camp Nou, scoring 672 goals and providing 305 assists in 778 games. Without him, PSG have started the 2021/20...
British-Nigerian Footballer Samuel Oji Passes away at 35
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British-Nigerian Footballer Samuel Oji Passes away at 35

British-Nigerian footballer, Samuel Oji has died at the age of 35. The former Arsenal youth player and League of Ireland footballer is said to have been battling 'illness.' Oji kicked off his career at the Gunners as a teenager in 2000, but failed to make the grade and joined Birmingham in 2004. The defender,  the cousin of English singer,  Lemar - also turned out for Doncaster Rovers, Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers, and Hereford United during his career. Oji was most recently working as assistant manager at non-league outfit Highgate United which play in the Midland League Premier Division - the ninth tier of English football. Tributes have been pouring in for the centre-back since the shock news of his passing. In a statement, Highgate United revealed: "All it is wit...
Owen Hargreaves names 2 players that’ll leave Man United over Ronaldo’s arrival
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Owen Hargreaves names 2 players that’ll leave Man United over Ronaldo’s arrival

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has said that Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial could leave the club this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. Manchester United confirmed Ronaldo’s sensational return to Old Trafford on Friday after the 36-year-old announced he was leaving Juventus. Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 appearances in Turin after joining from Real Madrid in 2018. He spent six years at Manchester United earlier in his career, establishing himself as one of the best players in the world and a Red Devils legend. Excited by the Portuguese return to Old Trafford, Hargreaves, however, pointed out that his arrival at Old Trafford could see Cavani and Martial leave the club. Cavani has impressed in Manchester si...
My Arsenal wife was envious when I celebrated Chelsea UCL win – Basorge
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My Arsenal wife was envious when I celebrated Chelsea UCL win – Basorge

Popular Nigerian comedian, Basorge Tariah Jnr, talks about his love for Chelsea, how Arsenal gave his wife heartaches and more in this interview with ‘’TOSIN OLUWALOWO Are you an active sportsperson? I am actively and passively involved in sports. I did triple jump when I was in school, but I follow football very passionately. Why didn’t you take sports as a career? I didn’t because I saw different sides of life, different talents. I was a triple jumper at the Nigeria University Games, I was a footballer for the University of Port Harcourt team. I was also a long jumper and represented my school and a dancer but I think the urge for the creative industry took the better toll of me and that’s why I opted for creativity. Was your reason for snubbing sports due to lack of encou...
Fernando Gago: Ex-Real Madrid midfielder now in the frame for Boca Juniors coaching job
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Fernando Gago: Ex-Real Madrid midfielder now in the frame for Boca Juniors coaching job

Thursday's clash with Boca's arch-rivals River Plate will give the Aldosivi coach the perfect chance to show he can step up to a bigger club Of all the rivals he faced in his career, Fernando Gago tended to suffer his worst misfortunes when lining up against Marcelo Gallardo's River Plate. The wonderfully elegant midfielder, who could have gone on to be one of the world's best in his position had it not been for his chronic injury problems, suffered no fewer than three serious Achilles heel ruptures in Superclasicos while playing for River's arch-rivals Boca Juniors, in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Those setbacks, added to two separate cruciate ligament tears, all in the space of five years, ultimately forced Gago to hang up his boots at the end of last year at the relatively young age of...
Liverpool defender Matip does not want Cameroon return – Conceicao
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Liverpool defender Matip does not want Cameroon return – Conceicao

The Germany-born centre-back is yet to play for the Indomitable Lions since his last outing in 2015 Cameroon coach Antonio Conceicao has explained Liverpool defender Joel Matip is not interested to revive his international career. After playing for the Central African nation at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and two Fifa World Cup tournaments (2010 and 2014), the 30-year-old turned down subsequent invitations to join the national team. Matip first played for the Indomitable Lions in a friendly match against Italy in March 2010, and he scored their only goal at the 2014 World Cup which was in a 4-1 loss to the host country, Brazil.
Valverde signs contract extension at Real Madrid that includes €1 billion release clause
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Valverde signs contract extension at Real Madrid that includes €1 billion release clause

The Uruguayan midfielder has committed his future to the La Liga giants through to 2027 Federico Valverde has signed a contract extension at Real Madrid that includes a €1 billion (£856m/$1.2bn) release clause. Valverde has spent the last six years of his career on Real's books, having initially been snapped up from Uruguayan outfit Penarol as a teenager in 2016. The 23-year-old has established himself as a key member of the Blancos' squad during that period, and he has now been handed a bumper new deal that will see him remain at Santiago Bernabeu for the foreseeable future.  
Bale back in Wales squad to end international retirement talk
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Bale back in Wales squad to end international retirement talk

The Real Madrid star had dropped hints that he could rule himself out of contention for selection, but he remains very much part of the fold Gareth Bale, who is enjoying a fresh start back at Real Madrid this season, has been included in the latest Wales squad to bring any talk of international retirement to a close. The 32-year-old hinted ahead of Euro 2020 duty that he could be writing the final chapters in a career with his country that has delivered 96 caps. He has, however, "got the bug back" and national team coach Rob Page expects a talismanic figure to remain part of his plans through to the 2022 World Cup.  
Souness names player Man Utd should have sold instead of Romelu Lukaku
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Souness names player Man Utd should have sold instead of Romelu Lukaku

Former Liverpool captain, Graeme Souness, has named Anthony Martial as the player Manchester United should have sold instead of Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku spent two seasons at Man United, netting 42 goals in 96 games for the Red Devils before being sold to Inter Milan in 2019. The 28-year-old thrived in Inter, scoring 64 goals in 95 appearances and helping Antonio Conte’s side win the Serie A title last season. Earlier this month, the Belgium international completed a £97.5million move to Chelsea, where he spent some time earlier in his career but failed to make the grade. But Souness believes Man United made a ‘mistake’ when they sold Lukaku, adding that Martial should have been offloaded instead. “I have always maintained that Manchester United made a mistake in...
Messi in talks to join next club after PSG
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Messi in talks to join next club after PSG

Former England midfielder, David Beckham, has held talks with Lionel Messi about him ending his career at Inter Miami. Messi only joined Paris Saint-Germain last week, after his contract with Barcelona could not be renewed. The 34-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants and Beckham is already looking to snap him up when his time in France is done, according to the UK Mirror. Beckham who owns Inter Miami, has promised to bring a super star to South Florida and also has Cristiano Ronaldo in his sights. Messi is believed to have travelled to Miami, where he bought up to six luxury penthouse apartments. And like Beckham when he signed for LA Galaxy the likelihood is that Messi will also be offered the future opportunity to buy an MLS franchise whe...
New Arsenal signing Odegaard claims lies spread about reasons for Real Madrid exit
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New Arsenal signing Odegaard claims lies spread about reasons for Real Madrid exit

The Norwegian midfielder has severed ties with the Blancos after just 11 competitive appearances and made a permanent move to England Martin Odegaard claims many lies have been spread about his reason for wanting to leave Real Madrid, with the Norwegian having now completed a permanent move to Arsenal. A £30 million ($41m) deal has allowed a talented 22-year-old to swap life in the Spanish capital for that in the English equivalent for a second time in his short career. Having caught the eye on loan with the Gunners last season, it was suggested that Odegaard would look to impress back at his parent club this summer, but he has returned London amid claims that he failed to win over Carlo Ancelotti at Santiago Bernabeu.  
How I lost love for football – Ex-Leicester City star, Demarai Gray
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How I lost love for football – Ex-Leicester City star, Demarai Gray

Everton forward, Demarai Gray has said that he lost the love for football during the final six months of his stay at Leicester City, causing him to make “wrong decisions”. Gray left Leicester City for Bayer Leverkusen in January, ending a five-year spell at the King Power Stadium but is now back to the Premier League with Everton. The winger broke out of favour in Brendan Rodgers’s team and could not play his way even onto the bench. He played just 18 minutes of Premier League football in his final half-season with Leicester City, in what was a tough period in his career. The player admitted to having made some poor decisions during that time, saying, “It was very hard.” Speaking further, the England star told Everton’s matchday programme that a time came when he got fru...
Victoria Beckham to find new man for Kim Kardashian following her split from Kanye WestYou
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Victoria Beckham to find new man for Kim Kardashian following her split from Kanye WestYou

Victoria Beckham is reportedly trying to help Kim Kardashian as she is keen to start dating again after split from husband, rapper and entrepreneur, Kanye West. Kim, 40, whose divorce from the rapper is yet to be finalised, is reportedly keen to start dating a new man and has asked Victoria Beckham to help find a real match for her. According to the Heat, the 'Keeping UP With The Kardashians' star, who shares four children with West, is said to still feel "raw" following the breakdown of her marriage but is preparing to reenter the dating game with the help of David Beckham's wife. The report adds that Kim Kardashian believes that Victoria Beckham is the perfect person to help her move on from 44-year-old Kanye West.The two celebrities have become close since Kim attended the ...
Romelu Lukaku gets new Jersey number at Chelsea
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Romelu Lukaku gets new Jersey number at Chelsea

Newly signed Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku will now wear the jersey number 9 following Tammy Abraham’s departure from Stamford Bridge. The Belgian was officially listed as Chelsea’s No. 18 on the Premier League website but the Blues have released a plethora of images featuring Lukaku with no number on the back. According to talkSPORT, this was because the number the Belgian striker probably wanted was worn by Abraham. Abraham, who was the club’s No. 9, has completed a move to AS Roma in a £34million deal, freeing up Lukaku’s preferred number throughout his career. Out of respect, the Blues did not give away the England international’s number while he was still technically at the club.
How Thomas Tuchel convinced me to join Chelsea – Lukaku
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How Thomas Tuchel convinced me to join Chelsea – Lukaku

Chelsea’s new signing, Romelu Lukaku, has revealed how the club’s boss, Thomas Tuchel convinced him to join the club. Lukaku said the German gaffer wanted him to be a ‘presence and a leader’ at Stamford Bridge following his £97.5m transfer from Inter Milan. Lukaku, who spent three underwhelming seasons at Stamford Bridge earlier in his career returned to the club as one of the best strikers in Europe. The 28-year-old, who helped Inter win the Serie A title last season was asked whether he had spoken to Tuchell since his return to the club, Lukaku told Chelsea’s official website: ‘Yes, of course. The conversation was really clear from him, that he wants me to be a presence and a leader in the team. “I have to just use all my abilities to make sure I can help the ...
‘Balance is most important’ – Henry sends warning to Messi and PSG
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‘Balance is most important’ – Henry sends warning to Messi and PSG

The Frenchman says Mauricio Pochettino's side need to improve as a defensive unit in order to win trophies on both domestic and European fronts Thierry Henry has sent a warning to Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain, insisting "balance is most important" as they bid to become the top team in world football. PSG added Messi to their ranks last week following his surprise exit from Barcelona, with the Argentine committing to a two-year deal at Parc des Princes after seeing his 21-year career at Camp Nou come to a premature end. Messi has joined Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sergio Ramos in signing for the French club on a free transfer, while Achraf Hakimi has also been brought in from Inter, but Henry is adamant that big-money additions won't guarantee the club succe...
Son targets 10 years at Tottenham: I don’t want to move anywhere else
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Son targets 10 years at Tottenham: I don’t want to move anywhere else

The 29-year-old attacker says he wants to remain at the Premier League club for the rest of his career Son Heung-min has admitted that he did not expect to be presented with a contract extension with Tottenham this summer but is pleased to have the opportunity to spend a decade at the club. Son arrived at Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has gone on to score 71 Premier League goals for the club in nearly 200 appearances, including the opening goal of their 2021-22 campaign against Manchester City. The 29-year-old has struck up a particularly successful understanding with Harry Kane during his time in England and has grown to be a firm favourite of the supporters.
Analysing how Lukaku signing cements Chelsea title credentials
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Analysing how Lukaku signing cements Chelsea title credentials

Seven years after he left Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku returns. During his previous spell at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian was a youngster learning his trade. He enjoyed prolific loan spells at West Brom and Everton, but couldn't break into his parent club's line-up. Now, however, he is the finished article: a rounded goalscorer who, at 28 years old, is in the prime of his career. Lukaku is widely considered one of the world's finest strikers, alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski. Here, we take a look at how he will change Chelsea's attack and bolster their hopes of a Premier League title challenge this season.     What type of striker is Lukaku? Standing at 6ft 3in and with a powerful frame, Lukaku has been miscast as a target man in th...

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