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Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed
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Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed

  Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud’s possible new club has been revealed. Giroud is expected to leave Chelsea this summer once his current deal expires at the end of the season. The France international has already told the Blues hierarchy that he won’t renew his deal. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Giroud’s representatives have held talks with AS Roma over a possible transfer this summer. Roma are now reportedly ‘assessing’ the possibility of having the 34-year-old World Cup winner in their squad next season. Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in 2018. Meanwhile, Chelsea have been linked with several strikers, Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku as a possible replacement for Giroud.
Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United
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Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has ruled out any possibility of bringing Sergio Aguero to Old Trafford at the end of the season. Aguero, 32, is set to leave Manchester City this summer when his contract at Etihad expires. The Argentina international is believed to be considering a move to Barcelona, where he could link up with compatriot Lionel Messi. But he has also been linked with Man United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain recently. However, speaking about Aguero during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Brighton on Sunday night, Solskjaer opposed any player moving across the city. “I would not expect any player who has played for a club for ten years to want to go to their local rivals,” Solskjaer said. “...
Thomas Tuchel Responds to Rumours of Haaland, Aguero Joining Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel Responds to Rumours of Haaland, Aguero Joining Chelsea

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to the rumour that the west London side is targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and departing Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. Chelsea is in the market in search of a new point man with Haaland top on their list, though they face competition from Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Liverpool and other top European clubs. Haaland’s father and agent Mino Raiola were spotted in Barcelona on Thursday to discuss a potential deal for the 20-year-old and later flew to Madrid to meet with Real Madrid. The entourage will fly to England to meet with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and City. However, Tuchel refused to confirm if the Blues have a date with Raiola already lined up. Speaking to the...
What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona
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What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona

  It has been revealed that Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi was so worried about losing his spot when Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the club in 2008/09. Messi, according to the report, had to message manager Pep Guardiola about his position. Guardiola, then Barca manager, signed Ibrahimovic from Inter, with Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o moving in the opposite direction. However, Ibrahimovic lasted just one season in Catalunya before moving back to Italy to join AC Milan. The Swede’s arrival at Camp Nou worried Messi, who complained to the manager that his spot for Barca was no longer secure. A book, ‘The Messi Mystery’ written by Sebastian Fest and Alex Juillard, explains that the arrival of Ibrahimovic forced Messi into messaging manager Guardiola. According to...
FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal
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FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal

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

  Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s departure from Manchester City. Rooney congratulated the Argentina international for the ‘fantastic career’ the striker had done in the Premier League. DAILY POST reported on Monday that Manchester City has reached an agreement with the Argentina international to leave the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season. Aguero is the all time highest goalscorer at the Etihad Stadium, with an incredible tally of 257 goals in 384 appearances. “He’s certainly one of the Premier League greats that’s for sure. He’s right up there. He’s a fantastic player,” Rooney said at his press conference on Wednesday. “He’s been an outstanding player. He’s been an absolute revelation...
Guardiola Takes Decision on Signing Messi as Aguero Departs
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Guardiola Takes Decision on Signing Messi as Aguero Departs

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has abandoned his pursuit of Lionel Messi and the whole episode is now seen as “case closed”, according to Sport. ManCity has been seen as favourites to be Messi’s next club, should he make an emotional exit from the Nou Camp this summer. Messi tried to force his way out last summer, but under new manager Ronald Koeman and the returning president Joan Laporta, he appeared to be enjoying his football once more and looked set to stay. City was keen on signing Messi last summer but “they are throwing in the towel, convinced that the Argentine will renew with Barca”. Instead, Guardiola will now look to either Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane to replace the departing Sergio Aguero. The Etihad club confirmed on Monday that all...
Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike
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Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike

The 60-day ultimatum served to the FG by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to press home its demands, expires today, March 31, 2021. The doctors have scheduled a nationwide strike to begin tomorrow, April 1. The doctors listed four demands that must be met by the Federal Government to shelve their planned action. NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi confirmed slated meetings with Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and the Senate Committee on Health. The conditions listed by the doctors are: full payment of salaries of all House Officers and Residents on the GIFMIS platform; upward review of hazard allowance from N5, 000 to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and the immediate payment of 2019, balance of 2020...
Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit
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Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit

  Manchester City has announced that their top striker, Sergio Aguero, will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. Aguero’s deal with the Premier League leaders will end at the end of the current season and City said they are not renewing. Aguero, now 32, joined the club in a £35 million deal from Atletico Madrid in July 2011 and has gone on to win four Premier League titles . “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,’ said City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. “His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the Club and maybe even in those who simply love football. “This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches. There is still much to achieve in the re...
Cavani’s Father Confirms Striker Wants to Leave Man Utd
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Cavani’s Father Confirms Striker Wants to Leave Man Utd

Edinson Cavani’s father, Luis, has admitted the striker “does not feel comfortable” in England and wants to leave Manchester United for Boca Juniors, when his contract expires at the end of the season. The 34-year-old joined United last summer on a free transfer, after seven years at Paris Saint-Germain. Cavani has gone on to prove himself at Old Trafford, scoring seven goals in 25 appearances in all competitions. While United are open to the idea of extending his stay beyond this summer, his father has come out to say his son’s future lies in South America. “My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again. “Edinson is going to end up playing in South America. “I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important. ...
Arsenal vs Man City: Aguero Casts Doubt Over Future Under Guardiola
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Arsenal vs Man City: Aguero Casts Doubt Over Future Under Guardiola

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has admitted he does not know if he will stay at the club beyond this summer. The 32-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Aguero has become a legend at City since he moved from Atletico Madrid in 2011. He has gone on to become the club’s record goalscorer, winning the Premier League title four times. Aguero was asked about his plans in an interview with YouTuber Inai Lanos and replied: “I finish my contract at the end of the season and I don’t know what to do yet. “The first thing I want to do is play and at the end of the season we will see.” Aguero is back from injury and is set to feature against Arsenal on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola’s men continue to tighten their grip on the top spot....
Messi Advised to Leave Barcelona Immediately
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Messi Advised to Leave Barcelona Immediately

  Former Real Madrid defender, Oscar Ruggeri, has urged Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, to leave Camp Nou immediately his contract expires this summer. Rugger, a fellow compatriot with Messi, alleged that Barcelona have mistreated the Argentine captain, adding that the Catalan club is not respected any more by opponents in Europe. According to him, Barcelona kicked Messi’s close friend, Luis Suarez, out of the club last summer. Speaking ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga clash with Cadiz on Sunday, Ruggeri told ESPN: “Messi has to leave the club [Barcelona]. “He’s still the best, but all the teams have lost respect for Barcelona. “It is over. He has to go, they did a lot of things to him, and we have come to this. “They kicked out [Luis Suarez] and forgot he’s [his...
Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona
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Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona

  Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has revealed that captain, Lionel Messi, will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer. Rivaldo believes Barcelona’s 4-1 defeat against PSG would be Messi’s last Champions League game for the La Liga giants at Camp Nou. Recall that PSG thrashed Barcelona in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night, thanks to a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe. “This heavy defeat against PSG will almost certainly be Messi’s last Champions League game with Barcelona at the Camp Nou,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “[Barcelona cannot give Messi] the real possibility of fighting for big trophies. “His future will be PSG, even more so given his display at the Camp Nou. They are a team that can give him the opti...
Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Have not Offered him new Contract
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Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Have not Offered him new Contract

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says nobody at the club has spoken to him about a new contract. Solskjaer agreed to a three-year deal with the Red Devils in May 2019. The current contract expires at the end of next season. This season has been a rollercoaster for the Norwegian, who has battled back from talks over a crisis to move United to the top of the Premier League. However, they are presently in second place behind Manchester City while earlier in the season, the Red Devils were sent crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage. But talk has now turned to Solskjaer’s contract, which will have one year to run by June 2021. He told VG when asked about the situation: “I have not thought about that and we have not discussed it at all. ...
Messi Brings in One-third of Barcelona’s Income – Laporta
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Messi Brings in One-third of Barcelona’s Income – Laporta

  Former Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has claimed that Lionel Messi “generates more” than he earns. Laporta made these remarks on Monday, a day after Messi’s “colossal” club contract was published in a Spanish newspaper, El Mundo. “Leo generates much more income than the money he costs. “We have done a study and he generates a third of Barca’s total income,” Joan Laporta, who is seeking to regain the presidency, told Rac1 radio. Messi is into the last six months of his current contract. El Mundo had published details of the deal signed in 2017 on Sunday. The report said Messi could have earned 555 million euros by the time the deal expires.
Uncertainty As Akeredolu’s Quit Notice Expires Tomorrow
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Uncertainty As Akeredolu’s Quit Notice Expires Tomorrow

Unimaginable calm has returned to the border towns and hotspots of kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ondo State since Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ordered herdsmen to quit the state’s forest reserves. However, cattle grazers and their herds were still spotted in droves across the state, unperturbed and uncommonly calm, taking their cattle around for greener pastures unhindered. Also worthy of note is that the troubled spots along Akure/Ilesa, Akure/Owo, Ikare/Epinmi/Akoko-Edo and Owo/Benin expressways, which used to be notorious for incessant kidnapping activities, suddenly become safe, as there have been reported incidence of criminal activities in the last six days. Although the seven-day ultimatum given by the governor to unregistered herdsmen and other criminally-mind...
29 Million SIMs Not Yet Linked To NINs As Deadline Expires Today
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29 Million SIMs Not Yet Linked To NINs As Deadline Expires Today

About 29 million telecom users are yet to link their National Identity Numbers to their SIM cards even as the first deadline given to subscribers expires Tuesday. A top federal government official told Daily Trust on Monday that about 176m SIM cards had been linked to their owners’ NINs. The government had given January 19 and February 9 deadlines for subscribers already with NINs and those without NINs respectively to link their SIMs with their unique identity numbers. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, did not respond to Daily Trust’s enquiry seeking to know what would be the fate of those who failed to do the linkage before the deadline. The Nigerian Communications Commission had said there would not be m...
Chelsea Under Pressure to Complete Timo Werner’s Signing this Weekend
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Chelsea Under Pressure to Complete Timo Werner’s Signing this Weekend

Chelsea are under pressure to wrap up the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig this weekend or the deal may never happen, the UK Mirror reports. The Premier League side was hoping to announce the transfer this week, after beating Liverpool to the player. The Blues are willing to pay the £50 million release clause in Werner’s current contract and have been in advanced negotiations with the German. However, Werner’s release clause expires on Monday, meaning Chelsea have just two days to seal the deal. A medical for the 24-year-old is proving to be tricky, with the COVID-19 regulations in both Germany and the UK. If all of that is not sorted by Monday, Leipzig could raise Werner’s fee and Chelsea might lose out.
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Arsenal Makes Final Decision on Dani Ceballos’ Future at Emirates

Arsenal has made a final decision on the midfielder, Dani Ceballos’ future at Emirates. Cabellos’ current deal at Arsenal expires at the end of June 2020. The 23-year-old joined the North London club last summer on loan from Real Madrid. His future at Arsenal is now up in the air following the suspension of the Premier League last month due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, the Spanish newspaper, El Confidencial, is now reporting that the Gunners have no plans to keep Ceballos on loan for a second season, and they do not have a purchase option in their current agreement with the Los Blancos. Ceballos recently admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe had reduced his value at Arsenal. “I finish my contract on June 30. I would have t...
Mesut Ozil’s Agent Opens up About Arsenal Future
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Mesut Ozil’s Agent Opens up About Arsenal Future

Erkut Sogut, the agent to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, has insisted the player will not leave the club before his current contract expires in 2021. Ozil had been linked with DC United in the Major League Soccer (MLS), but his agent has said there is “no chance” he will leave the Premier League club. “He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure. He will stay until the end of his contract. There’s no chance he’ll leave,” Sogut told iNews. Ozil struggled for playing time under Unai Emery at the beginning of the season, but new boss Mikel Arteta has made him a mainstay of the team. The German scored his first goal of the season recently in a 4-0 win over Newcastle.
Messi Tells Setien Striker he Should Buy as Suarez’s Replacement
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Messi Tells Setien Striker he Should Buy as Suarez’s Replacement

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has urged new manager, Quique Setien to make a bid for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, the UK Mirror reports. Messi was summoned for a one-on-one meeting with Setien after he replaced Ernesto Valverde last week. It is believed that the Argentine told the new boss that Aguero is the perfect player to replace injured Luis Suarez. Suarez will be sidelined for at least four months after undergoing surgery. Aguero has scored 249 goals for City, since joining the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011. His contract at the Etihad expires in the summer of 2021.
Aubameyang Sends Message to Fans Over Arsenal Exit
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Aubameyang Sends Message to Fans Over Arsenal Exit

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has reassured fans over his future, insisting that he is “committed and desperate to bring the club back to the top”. Aubameyang is the Gunners’ top scorer this season, with 13 Premier League goals and 15 in all competitions. However, the 30-year-old whose current deal expires in 2021, has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan lately. Writing in the matchday programme ahead of the FA Cup tie with Leeds on Monday night, Aubameyang sought to calm the supporters He said: “I really hope that you were proud of us after the United game [a 2-0 win over Man Utd]. “I’m sure you can see what we’re trying to do on the pitch, that you can see improvement in our performances and now it has materialised wi...
Gianluigi Buffon Finally Leaves PSG
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Gianluigi Buffon Finally Leaves PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, will leave the club after his contract expires at the end of this month (June). PSG made the announcement in a statement posted on the club’s official website on Wednesday. “Following joint discussions, Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon have agreed to not renew the legendary goalkeeper’s contract which expires on 30 June 2019,” the statement read. Buffon joined the French Ligue 1 champions from Juventus last season. The 41-year-old made just 25 appearances in his only season for PSG. Speaking to the club’s official website, Buffon said: “I am extremely happy because it is never easy to win, especially at 41 years. It’s hard to stay on top, but I thin...
Chelsea Set to Bring Back Petr Cech
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Chelsea Set to Bring Back Petr Cech

Chelsea are preparing to bring their former goalkeeper, Petr Cech, back to the club. According the Telegraph, UK, the veteran goalkeeper will be taking up a role as a Sporting Director at the club as part of a summer shake-up. Cech had announced he will hang his boots at the end of the current season. He will assess all of his offers and options once his Arsenal contract expires in a few weeks. But Chelsea believe they can tempt him back to the club where he spent 11 hugely successful years as a player with a job within what could be a new technical set-up. The Blues are yet to replace ex-technical director Michael Emenalo, since the Nigerian left Stamford Bridge for Monaco in 2017. Cech could be asked to take on elements of the job he left behind as part of a newly-c...
Why Herrera Rejected £200,000-a-week Deal at Manchester United
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Why Herrera Rejected £200,000-a-week Deal at Manchester United

Manchester United made a final offer of over £200,000-a-week to keep Ander Herrera, but the Spaniard wanted more money, according to the UK Metro. The 29-year-old is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, with Paris Saint-Germain leading the race to sign him on a free transfer. United opened contract negotiations with Herrera’s representatives over 18 months ago, but little progress was made and the player’s camp felt the club prioritised other players’ deals during that period. Many felt the club simply were not proactive enough in trying to keep Herrera, but it is believed the club made a final offer worth more than £200,000-a-week in a bid to keep the midfielder. Herrera currently earns around £100,000-a-week after bonuses.
Herrera Takes final Decision on Manchester United Future
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Herrera Takes final Decision on Manchester United Future

Manchester United midfielder, Ander Herrera, is set to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer, despite a last-minute attempt from the club to keep him, ESPN reports. The Spaniard is on the verge of signing a three-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions, that will see him earn £180,000 a week, when his current contract expires at the end of the season. Herrera’s preference was to extend his stay at United, but after growing frustrated at a lack of communication from the club, he is ready to commit his future to PSG. Herrera, who missed the Champions League defeat to Barcelona with a muscle injury, is set to leave on a free transfer after five seasons following his £29million move from Athletic Bilbao in 2014. He has won the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League and was named Play...
PSG Ready to Offer De Gea £350,000-a-week Deal
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PSG Ready to Offer De Gea £350,000-a-week Deal

David De Gea may leave Manchester United during the summer, as the club continue negotiations over a new contract, The UK Sun reports. The Spain keeper wants £350,000 per week, with French giants Paris Saint-Germain happy to meet his demands. Man United activated the one-year extension in his contract earlier this season, but want to tie the 28-year-old down to a longer deal. De Gea is thought to be open to stay, after an upturn in fortunes under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was appointed permanently last week. However, PSG are willing to offer £60million for the stopper to test Man United’s resolve. The Parisians are also interested in Ander Herrera, whose contract expires in the summer and has yet to agree new terms.
My Tenure Expires In June – Emefiele
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My Tenure Expires In June – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has reacted to reports that he has been removed from office. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Emefiele described the reports which made the rounds on some online platforms on Monday as concerning. “I am confused and concerned about some stories going around. At least you can see me; I am doing my work, my tenure expires in June,” the CBN Governor said. Emefiele was appointed as CBN governor in June 2014 by Goodluck Jonathan. Prior to his appointment, he was the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc. On Monday, reports emerged that the Federal Government had asked him to proceed on leave, more than two months before the expiration of his five-year tenure. While dismissing the repor...
Mourinho Rules Out Madrid Return
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Mourinho Rules Out Madrid Return

Jose Mourinho has dismissed reports he could take over from Real Madrid’s under-pressure head coach Julen Lopetegui. The former Spain boss  says he will fight for his position at Real, but according to Sky sources, the club are  set to sack him following three straight defeats. Despite newspaper reports claiming Mourinho – who managed Real from 2010-13 – is a candidate to replace Lopetegui, the Manchester United boss says he is happy at the club, and wants to extend his stay after his contract expires. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Juventus, Mourinho said: “I am happy here, I am happy see out my contract and I would like to stay after my contract runs out. “All I am thinking about is Manchester United.”
I Am Happy For This Additional Year In Man City – Aguero
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I Am Happy For This Additional Year In Man City – Aguero

Manchester City’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero extended his stay with the Premier League champions on Friday, signing a one-year contract extension. Aguero The 30-year-old Argentina international — who broke the record last season and whose tally stands at 204 — put pen to paper on a deal that will see him through to the end of the 2021 season. “I am happy for this additional year,” said Aguero in a club statement. “My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires. “This was the main reason I signed. I’m very happy because they have treated me very well since the first day I got here.” Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City’s director of football, said Aguero — who has been left out at times by manager Pep Guardi...

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