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Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘Agrees Five-year Contract with Paris Saint-Germain’ after Leaving AC Milan
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Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘Agrees Five-year Contract with Paris Saint-Germain’ after Leaving AC Milan

Gianluigi Donnarumma has agreed to a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The AC Milan stopper Donnarumma will leave the club and join the French giant as a free agent at the end of the month after he failed to agree on terms for an extension. Reputable Journalist, Fabrizio Romano confirmed the deal, adding that Donnarumma will officially put pen to paper on the contract soon, bringing an end to any speculation. Donnarumma, who is currently on duty with Italy for Euro 2020 is expected to undergo his medical checks after Wednesday when the Azzurri take on Switzerland in their second fixture in Group A. Donnarumma who made his Serie A debut in 2015 at the age of 16 for AC Milan will leave the club with 251 appearances to his name
Twitter went too far by insulting Nigerian President and by extension Nigerians – Actor Yemi Solade speaks on Buhari’s deleted tweets and Twitter ban (video)
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Twitter went too far by insulting Nigerian President and by extension Nigerians – Actor Yemi Solade speaks on Buhari’s deleted tweets and Twitter ban (video)

Actor Yemi Solade has accused Twitter's management of insulting Nigerian President and by extension Nigerians by deleting his tweet. Solade who claimed that the number of Nigerians on Twitter contribute to the success of the social media platform, also alleged that this is not the first time Twitter will be humiliating Nigerians. According to him, same thing happened to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. He added that when a platform is used to forment anarchy, it should be regulated because it is not helping the country. Solade also claimed that mosts posts on the social media platform are negative and targeted at the government of Nigeria. Watch the video below............
Tuchel Makes Promise to Abramovich Ahead of next Season
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Tuchel Makes Promise to Abramovich Ahead of next Season

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has promised owner Roman Abramovich that will “stay hungry”, after winning the club’s second ever Champions League title. In doing so, Tuchel earned himself an automatic contract extension. Abramovich has seen his decision to sack club legend Frank Lampard in January justified within the first six months. But Tuchel is ready to deliver more silverware at Stamford Bridge. He told the Blues’ official website in his message for Abramovich: “I can assure him that I will stay hungry. “I want the next title and I feel absolutely happy, I feel part of a really ambitious club and a strong part of a strong group that suits my beliefs and suits my passion about football at the moment perfectly. “So my desire is to go for more victories....
Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk after the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk after the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua has been ordered by the  WBO to defend his heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk following the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury. The British Nigerian boxer was all set to face Fury in Saudi Arabia in August but an arbitration hearing ordered a trilogy between Wilder and Tyson Fury. A judge ruled that Fury must go through with his contracted trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, with the clash now set for July 24. Now Joshua must also face another bout before a potential clash with Fury. Joshua's boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn requested an extension until May 24 to 'show cause' notice in order to 'discuss the subject matter and other related affairs' with Joshua, but Usyk's team objected. The WBO sided with the Ukrainian and the...
Cavani Clarifies news on Man Utd Exit
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Cavani Clarifies news on Man Utd Exit

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has admitted the possibility of signing for Boca Juniors this summer “was real”. However, the 34-year-old insists speculation suggesting he was looking for a way out of Old Trafford was “half true, half lies”. Cavani has now singed a one-year extension with the Red Devils, shelving plan of returning to South America. The Uruguay international has netted 15 times in 36 appearances for United and will continue to star for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. On reports claiming that he was destined to head for Argentina at the end of the season, Cavani told 2 de Punta: “The possibility I was going to sign for them [Boca] was real, but I was always clear. “What has been said and printed is half true, half lies. Sometimes it’s lik...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Abramovich takes Decision on Tuchel’s Future at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Abramovich takes Decision on Tuchel’s Future at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, will approve a new contract for manager Thomas Tuchel at the end of this season, Sportsmail reports. It will be reward for his impressive first months at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel had led the Blues to the Champions League and FA Cup finals, as well as putting them in a strong position to finish in the Premier League’s top four. There are clauses in the 18-month contract Tuchel signed in January, which will trigger an extension if he meets certain targets. But Chelsea want to tie him down to a new two-year deal with the option for a third year. Tuchel is keen to sign the new deal, will also come with an increase on his current £7million salary. The impetus for the new contract talks has come from the club, however, with the German ...
Neymar’s best years are behind him
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Neymar’s best years are behind him

The former Parc des Princes favourite has suggested that the world's most expensive player is now past his prime Neymar's "best years are behind him" according to David Ginola, who says the Brazilian's new deal will be meaningless unless Paris Saint-Germain can also tie Kylian Mbappe down to fresh terms. Neymar put an end to speculation over his future at Parc des Princes by signing a new four-season contract last week, which includes the option of an extra year. Ginola was pleased to see the 29-year-old commit to a long-term stay but thinks it's far more important for PSG to sort out an extension for Mbappe, who he believes still has a lot more potential to unlock.
Marquinhos Hits Out at PSG Display as Ligue 1 Title Slips away
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Marquinhos Hits Out at PSG Display as Ligue 1 Title Slips away

Neymar was on target the day after signing his contract extension but Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 1-1 draw at Rennes on Sunday that leaves Lille a step closer to a remarkable Ligue 1 title triumph. PSG led at half-time after Neymar converted a controversial penalty award, but they were pegged back in the second half as Serhou Guirassy headed in the equaliser. Presnel Kimpembe was later sent off for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who could not get back to winning ways on their return to domestic action following their Champions League semi-final exit against Manchester City. PSG are now three points adrift of Ligue 1 leaders Lille, who know they will be champions for the first time since 2011 by taking four points from their remaining two matches of the season. The Paris...
Neymar Signs New PSG Deal Until 2025
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Neymar Signs New PSG Deal Until 2025

Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, committing to the Ligue 1 club until 2025. The 29-year-old previously stated in January that it was his preference to remain at the Parc des Princes, having been linked with a return to former club Barcelona last summer. Confirmation of a new contract also follows comments made by PSG sporting director Leonardo in March, where he revealed he was hopeful an extension could be reached. Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017, in a world-record £200m move. Speaking to the official club website, Neymar said: "I'm very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025. titles, to try and achieve our biggest dream which is the Champions League. "So I'm happy to be staying at the club, to be a pa...
Milan to pause contract negotiations until end of season amid Donnarumma drama, says Maldini
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Milan to pause contract negotiations until end of season amid Donnarumma drama, says Maldini

The 22-year-old's reported encounter with supporters over his future has sparked a move from the Rossoneri to curtail discussions with players Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has confirmed that the club will pause negotiations over contract extensions with all players until the end of the current campaign. The announcement comes amid reports that Gianluigi Donnarumma was pressured by club supporters to stand down ahead of their clash with Juventus next weekend. Having led the race for a first Serie A title in over a decade across the initial half of the campaign, Stefano Pioli's side are now at risk of missing out on the top four entirely with Maldini now insisting that discussions will be held off to ensure focus remains solely on securing a Champions League finish. ...
Europa League: Arsenal Receive Major Injury Boost Ahead of Villarreal Clash
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Europa League: Arsenal Receive Major Injury Boost Ahead of Villarreal Clash

  Arsenal defender, David Luiz, has returned to full training ahead of their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal. His availability represents a timely injury boost for the Gunners Mikel Arteta’s men travel to Spain for Thursday’s first-leg and Luiz could be included in the squad. Luiz has not played since March 21, after undergoing surgery on a knee problem. Arteta will now have to assess whether the 34-year-old is ready to play any part in the game. The Brazilian’s current deal ends this summer and talks are yet to begin over an extension.
Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban
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Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban

  UEFA have opened an investigation into Zlatan Ibrahimovic over “alleged financial interest in a betting company”. Ibrahimovic recently signed a one-year extension with AC Milan, after scoring 15 times in 17 league matches this season. It means the Big Swede could play into his 40s. However, his career has been plunged into doubt, with news he is facing a UEFA probe, with the governing body appointing an official to investigate a potential breach of their Disciplinary Regulations. An official UEFA statement read: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations by M...
Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani
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Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani

  Manchester United are losing the battle to keep striker Edinson Cavani at the club next season, the UK Mirror reports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, already confirmed he has held talks with the 34-year-old about triggering a one-year extension. Cavani is yet to respond to the Premier League club’s £200,000-a-week offer. Solskjaer is aware the Uruguayan striker is keen to return to South America this summer. The former PSG and Napoli frontman wants to sign for Boca Juniors, but his decision is being complicated by a potential £2million pay-off. Solskjaer hopes Cavani can still be convinced by a successful end to the season, with United fighting to finish in the top four and win the Europa League.
David Alaba Reaches Agreement with Real Madrid
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David Alaba Reaches Agreement with Real Madrid

  Bayern Munich’s David Alaba has reached an agreement to join Real Madrid this summer, according to Sky Sports. Alaba will put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the LaLiga side, that will keep him in Spain until the summer of 2026. The defender refused to sign a contract extension with the Bundesliga champions and is now set to depart after almost 11 years. The 28-year-old will now leave as a free agent at the end of this season. Barcelona were also in the running to sign Alaba, but the Austrian has decided to sign for their eternal rivals instead.
Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer
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Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani is not sure about signing a new one year contract with Manchester United. The Norwegian tactician, however, urged the 34-year-old to sign the deal and remain at the club. Cavani put up a good performance on Sunday as Manchester United scored two goals in the second half to beat Tottenham in London. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored his eighth goal of the season to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 3-1 up, with a fantastic diving header, while his first half strike was ruled out by VAR. Solskjaer wants Cavani to remain at Old Trafford and wants to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal to ensure he stays until 2022. The striker is torn between staying at the club and returning...
Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League
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Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League

Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard's side as they marched to the premier league title with a 33-match unbeaten streak. “Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun told the club website. “I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the way the players and the management staff work and the way the club is a big family, I am ha...
Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months
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Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number, NIN by two months. Justice Maureen Onyetenu granted the extension while delivering a ruling in a fundamental right suit filed by legal practitioner, Monday Ubani against the federal government, the Attorney General of the Federation, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy. In the suit, Ubani had contended that the initial two weeks ultimatum (now extended to April 6, 2021) given to telecommunication operators to block SIM Cards of Nigerians who have not registered their SIM Card with NIN if allowed, will infringe on his constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, right to own moveable property and righ...
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, will sign a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Le10Sport reports. Silva signed an initial 12-month deal when he joined from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer. Despite suffering from injury problems, the Brazilian has shown he has lost little of his quality. Silva worked under Thomas Tuchel in Paris and the German tactician appreciates the defender’s leadership, even if he has not been able to call on him as much as he’d like in recent weeks. Chelsea inserted a 12-month extension option in Silva’s initial deal, but it required both sides to agree in order for it to be activated. Silva believes he has more to give and has agreed to extend his deal, meaning he will stay at Chelsea until he is at least 37....
Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu
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Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the law permits him to remain in office till either 2023 or 2024. He said this in his court documents filed to counter a suit challenging the three-month extension granted him by President Muhammadu Buhari in February. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday obtained the counter-affidavit and the notice of preliminary objection along with the accompanying documents filed by the IGP through his lawyer, Alex Izinyon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Mr Adamu attained the maximum 35 years in service on February 1, but got a three-month extension of his tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 3. PREMIUM TIMES reported that an Abuja-based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, filed a suit on the same February ...
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Confirms Decision on Cavani’s Future
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Confirms Decision on Cavani’s Future

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the club will hold talks with Edinson Cavani over extending his stay. Cavani missed Thursday night’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League with a muscle problem. But he has netted seven times in 24 appearances this season, after initially joining on a deal until the end of this season. Cavani who turned 34 last week, however, has the option for a second year and Solskjaer has confirmed discussions are now being held relating to that potential extension. “I can only say Edinson has done well for us. I’ve been impressed with him and he’s gelled really well with the group. “We’ll sit down with him and speak with him in the near future, of course, to see his plans and our plans. You always spe...
Jamilu Collins: Nigeria defender extends SC Paderborn contract
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Jamilu Collins: Nigeria defender extends SC Paderborn contract

The Benteler-Arena giants have confirmed the Nigerian has signed a contract extension to commit his future to the club until 2022 Nigeria international Jamilu Collins has signed a new one-year SC Paderborn contract, the club confirmed on their website. Collins, left-back, was linked with a move out of the Benteler-Arena following the team’s relegation to Bundesliga Two, however, he chose to remain with the club until June 30, 2022. According to the German outfit, the Super Eagles star decided to stay having convinced goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle (until 2023), Ron Schallenberg and Johannes Dorfler (both until 2024) to continue playing for Paderborn.
NBA Sues Buhari Over IGP Adamu Tenure Extension
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NBA Sues Buhari Over IGP Adamu Tenure Extension

The Nigerian Bar Association has started legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari over his extension of the Mohammed Adamu’s tenure as inspector-general of police. Buhari, Adamu and the Police Service Commission are named as respondents in the suit FHC/L/CS/214/2021 filed by NBA’s public interest litigation committee before the Federal High Court in Lagos. NBA wants the court to determine the constitutionality of Buhari’s extension of Adamu’s tenure as IGP for three months after Adamu on February 1 attained the mandatory 35 years in service. It said it is guided by an urgent need and sacred duty to reassert the supremacy of the rule of law in the face of growing impunity and the seeming reluctance of Law Officers in Government to give proper counsel. NBA’s position i...
Tessica Brown, the Woman who Sprayed Gorilla Glue on her Hair is Finally Free
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Tessica Brown, the Woman who Sprayed Gorilla Glue on her Hair is Finally Free

Tessica Brown, the American woman who went viral after applying Gorilla Glue Adhesive spray to her hair, has undergone a procedure to fix her hair. Recall, the woman took to TikTok earlier this month to reveal her unfortunate predicament a month after she sprayed Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive on it when she ran out of her normal hair spray. Ms. Brown had to travel from Louisiana to LAX to meet Beverly Hills doctor, Michael Obeng, who said he could fix her glued-down locks and not charge the $12,500 it would normally cost her. The 40-year-old has had a successful four-hour surgery where the adhesive was removed, according to TMZ, which was given exclusive access to photos of the surgery. Prior to the surgery, Brown had her ponytail extension cut off at the root leaving the...
EPL: David Alaba Gives Condition to Sign for Chelsea
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EPL: David Alaba Gives Condition to Sign for Chelsea

Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba, has given a condition to sign for Chelsea this summer transfer window. Alaba will join Chelsea at the end of the season if the Premier League giants pay him around £20million-a-year. The Telegraph reports that Alaba has asked for close to £400,000-a-week to move to the West London club from Bayern. That would make Alaba Chelsea’s highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge, with N’Golo Kante, the current top earner on around £295,000-a-week. The 28-year-old is set to leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer. Alaba’s current deal with Bayern Munich will expire at the end of June 2021. Chelsea are among interested clubs that want to secure the service of Alaba, with Real Madrid leading the way for his signature. Alaba’s curre...
IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police
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IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police

Nigerian Police Force on Monday denied that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu paid N2 billion for tenure extension. The force described the development as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libelous, following a report published by an online media. Reacting to the story, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba in a statement issued in Abuja and made available to reporters said the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President Muhammadu Buhari and: “was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication”. Mba assured that the IGP is not distracted by the report, adding that he is committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats. The stat...
Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms Showdown Talks With Pogba
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Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms Showdown Talks With Pogba

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed he has held showdown talks with Paul Pogba about the player’s future. However, he has refused to confirm whether Pogba will sign a new contract at Old Trafford. Pogba has less than 18 months left on his current deal and agent Mino Raiola said publicly in December that the Frenchman will not sign an extension. The 27-year-old has hit a good run of form and was voted United’s player of the month for January But even after talks with the World Cup winner, Solskjaer is giving nothing away. “Our conversations remain private. Speculation about Paul is always going to be there, we’ve got a good open dialogue with Paul so what we talk about and how we see that situation remains between us. “I’m just happy he’s focuse...
Buhari’s Extension Of IGP Adamu’s Tenure Is Unlawful ― Adegboruwa, SAN
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Buhari’s Extension Of IGP Adamu’s Tenure Is Unlawful ― Adegboruwa, SAN

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has said that the extension of the tenure of Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu by President Muhammadu Buhari is an unlawful act Speaking with Vanguard, Adegboruwa said that the implication of Buhari’s action is that Nigeria presently does not have Inspector General of Police. “The Federal Republic of Nigeria presently has no IGP properly so recognized by law,” he said. Stating the position of the law on the issue, he stated, “When the tenure of a serving IGP expires on the ground of completing the mandatory 35 years of service, he cannot be asked to continue in office beyond his mandatory tenure. An IGP who has served the mandatory years of service ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force from the date of his c...
Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Violates New Police Act
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Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Violates New Police Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu for three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman. This, however, would be contrary to the provisions of the Police Act 2020, which in Section 7 (6) fixes a single term of four years without an option of extension of tenure for the holder of the office of the Inspector-General of Police. “A person appointed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police shall hold office for four years,” it read. ...
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Boost for Arsenal as David Luiz back ahead of schedule

The Brazilian defender had looked to be set for a spell on the sidelines, however he has recovered quickly and could return to the pitch soon David Luiz has returned to full training following a neck injury ahead of schedule, in a boost for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian defender signed a contract extension last season and remains a key first-team player for Arteta's FA Cup holders, despite making a number of high-profile errors that have led to fierce criticism from fans and pundits. Luiz however is a popular and respected member of the first team at Arsenal, which meant his recent suffering of a neck problem, which threatened to keep him out for a period of matches, was a real blow for the Gunners.
Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City
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Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday. The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season. The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again.” The forward was signed from then non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012. He has scored 129 goals in 309 appearances for Leicester and is fourth on the club’s all...
Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms
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Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms

Willian has announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years with the club. The Brazilian confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. It read in part: “The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” Willian is believed to have rejected a two-year contract extension with the Blues. He will now sign for their London rivals Arsenal in the coming days after the Gunners offered him a three-year deal.
COVID-19: FG Extends Ease of Lockdown for Another Four Weeks
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COVID-19: FG Extends Ease of Lockdown for Another Four Weeks

The Federal Government has announced the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Thursday August 6.  The extension is the third for the second phase.
Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire
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Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has said Lionel Messi will retire at the club in “three or four years”. Messi has a deal with the Nou Camp side until June 2021 and is yet to sign a contract extension. The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spain this summer. Inter Milan are believed to be monitoring his future with Barca and are ready to offer him a bumper deal. However, Bartomeu does not think Messi will leave. “It is not just me that says so. Leo has always said it, that he wants to end his professional career at Barcelona. “I think it’s the club of his life. It’s a man for a club and it’s the best club for him. “I am certain that the contract extension will happen. I have no doubt that Leo Messi in three, four, many years to come will ...
‘Davies is doing outstandingly’ – Flick
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‘Davies is doing outstandingly’ – Flick

The man currently overseeing the Canadian teenager's development at Allianz Arena is excited by his form and potential Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has heaped praise upon in-form full-back Alphonso Davies ahead of Wednesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final. Signed as a winger from Vancouver Whitecaps in January last year, the Canada star has developed into one of Europe's best left-backs this season and earned a contract extension until 2025. The 19-year-old's form has helped Bayern to sustain their challenge for the treble in 2019-20, and Flick has no doubt he can get even better.
‘Neymar can fill Messi’s boots at Barcelona’ – Brazilian billed by Mateu as ‘one of the best in the world’
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‘Neymar can fill Messi’s boots at Barcelona’ – Brazilian billed by Mateu as ‘one of the best in the world’

The former La Masia academy graduate admits he would prefer to see Kylian Mbappe at Camp Nou, but believes a returning star could also shine Neymar is capable of filling Lionel Messi’s boots at Barcelona when the day comes for a six-time Ballon d’Or winner to walk away from Camp Nou, says Jofre Mateu. Such a move will not be made any time soon, with an exit clause that exists in the Argentine’s contract having expired for 2020. A mercurial talent is, however, only tied to terms with the Blaugrana for another 12 months and is yet to commit to an extension beyond that point.
Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract
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Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract

The 18-year-old is hungry for more first-team action under Frank Lampard after signing a deal that will run until 2025 Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin has signed a five-year contract extension, the Premier League club have confirmed. The 18-year-old midfielder has been with the west London outfit since the age of six and has made two appearances for Frank Lampard's side this season. The England Under-19 international made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup third round against Grimsby, coming on midway through the second half as the Blues trounced the League Two side 7-1.
Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal
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Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal

Odion Ighalo has spoken about his delight at extending his Manchester United loan deal. The 30-year-old joined United in January on an initial six-month contract from Shanghai Shenhua. Ighalo went on to score four goals in eight appearances, before it expired on May 31. However, both clubs have agreed on an extension, which will see the Nigerian striker remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. “I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go,” Ighalo told MUTV. “The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy, so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.” The last time Ighalo featured for the Red Devils...
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Why I Signed New Contract with Chelsea – Olivier Giroud

Chelsea star, Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club. Giroud signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him at the West London club until the end of the 2020-21 season. The 33-year-old striker also left Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window for Inter Milan, but Chelsea’s failure to find a replacement saw the France international stay for the final six months of his existing deal. “I simply seized my opportunity, and I repaid the faith that the manager, Frank Lampard, had shown in me,” Giroud told Chelsea’s website on Monday night. “That is why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea, and I accepted because I like it...
Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit
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Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit

Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. United are monitoring Dembele's situation at Lyon and could make an approach in the upcoming transfer window, says ESPN. United yesterday announced that they had secured a loan extension for Nigeria international Odion Ighalo that will see him remain with the club until January 2021. But executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and co. are still on the look-out to bring another striker to Old Trafford to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford. RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is under consideration, but 23-year-old Dembele is still a target for the 13-time Premier League champions. Dembele scored 22 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances before the Ligue 1 season was halted due to the Coronavirus.
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Rashford Reacts as Ighalo Extends Man Utd Deal

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has congratulated Odion Ighalo on extending his stay at the club. The Premier League side and Shanghai Shenhua have reached an agreement that will see Ighalo remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. The 30-year-old has been allowed to remain with United, amid uncertainty over the resumption of the Chinese Super League and when foreign players can return. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Ighalo in the January window, after Rashford suffered a back injury. However, the England forward is fit again and will be ready to lead the attack for United, when the season restarts. Rashford retweeted United’s official announcement on Ighalo’s loan extension and commented, “Congrats @ighalojude”. Ighalo re...
Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal
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Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal

Odion Ighalo is likely to sign a £400,000-per-week deal when he returns to Shanghai Shenhua, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old looks set to leave Manchester United in the coming days, after his Chinese Super League club asked him to return ahead of the delayed restart of the season. Ighalo’s loan deal with the Red Devils ends on May 31. Although United have expressed a desire to keep the Nigerian striker for longer, Shanghai have so far turned down all approaches. The Chinese club has also offered Ighalo a two-year contract extension, which will see him earn around £400,000 per week. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Ighalo, who has scored four goals in eight appearances, but is said to be “relaxed” about the si...
Azealia Banks claims she slept with Dave Chappelle
Celebs

Azealia Banks claims she slept with Dave Chappelle

American rapper, Azealia Banks has made a wild claim of having an affair with married popular comedian Dave Chappelle, amid her tirade against Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat by extension. The rapper who gave an insight about her sex life in series of videos she shared on her Instastory, said if she came clean about her numerous high profile hook-ups, she could ruin a lot of marriages. Azealia then proceeded to name-check Dave Chappelle who has been married to his wife Elaine Chappelle for 19 years. She said in the video; "I have actually fucked a lot of fucking very powerful fucking men. I should ruin your fucking marriage, I should tell the world we fucked. What the fuck I'm keeping secrets from y'all n***as for? Nah, Dave Chappelle can fuck me again. That was some good black di...
Belgium boss Martinez signs extension through to 2022 World Cup in Qatar
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Belgium boss Martinez signs extension through to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Spaniard, who guided the side to third place in the 2018 tournament, will get another crack at football's most coveted prize Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has signed a contract extension with the national side that will see him remain in charge through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Martinez, who had previously taken on managerial roles at Swansea, Wigan and Everton, took charge of the Red Devils in August of 2016. The Spaniard's original deal was set to come to an end following Euro 2020 – which has now been shifted back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic – but a two-year extension will see him guide a golden generation of players through two major tournaments, all going well.
PDP Rejects Curfew Extension, Calls Out SGF, Boss Mustapha
Politics

PDP Rejects Curfew Extension, Calls Out SGF, Boss Mustapha

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said it had noted the alleged assumption of Presidential powers by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha who announced an additional two weeks for the partial lifting of the COVID-19 induced total lockdown imposed on Nigerians. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement, in Abuja, on Monday. He said there was nowhere within the laws of Nigeria that the powers to broadcast presidential executive orders such as the declaration of curfews and restriction of movements vested in the Office of the SGF. He said the action of the SGF has brought serious confusion in the polity regarding the legality or otherwise of the directives contained in the SGF’s announcement. Ologbon...
Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension
Sport

Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension

Odion Ighalo hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed. The former Super Eagles striker, 30, moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31. United has not made any offer of loan extension or permanent deal. Ighalo may have to return to China at the end of the month. “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play. “The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.” He has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions...
Lockdown Extension: At Last, President Buhari Decides To Speak
Politics

Lockdown Extension: At Last, President Buhari Decides To Speak

For the third time in six weeks since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday address Nigerians on the administration’s present effort and further plans at curbing the dreaded disease. The president had, March 30, 2020 announced an initial two-week lockdown of FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, following which he directed further lockdown on the affected states and the FCT by another two weeks expected to end today. But Ogun state government pleaded with the federal government and delayed the lockdown take-off by one week, on account of non-preparation by the residents. And across the 36 states of the federation, governors came up with varied measures, including lockdown and curfew to ensure some level of social distancing and movement ...
Abaribe Cautions Against Lockdown Extension
Politics

Abaribe Cautions Against Lockdown Extension

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has cautioned against any extension of a nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. He warned that extending the cessation of movements would rather ignite major economic and security crisis that could hurt Nigerians, majority of whom depend on daily wages for sustenance. The Senator, in a statement in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, said extension would be counterproductive as the people seem totally worn-out in all ramifications to soak in further shocks. He, however, called for a cautious and guided lifting of the lockdown where the existing measures such as compulsory wearing of face masks, sanitizers, and other associated sanitary conditions and personal hygiene are enforced in public places. “Aside from the above, ...
Mahdi Camara extends Saint-Etienne stay
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Mahdi Camara extends Saint-Etienne stay

The 21-year-old Malian has agreed on a new deal which will keep him at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard until 2024 Mahdi Camara has signed a two-year contract extension with French side Saint-Etienne. The midfielder signed his first professional contract with the Greens in March 2018 after impressive performances in the youth set-up. He joined Laval on loan in January 2019 till the end of the season to ganer more experience and this term, he has become a key member of Claude Puel' team. The French-born Malian has made 20 appearances for Saint-Etienne this campaign across all competitions and has been rewarded with an additional two-year contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2022. "It is a pride to extend my contract and to continue my adventure in Green. I am happy with the ...
Buffon & Chiellini set to renew Juventus contracts
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Buffon & Chiellini set to renew Juventus contracts

The pair looked to be heading for free agency this summer but Goal can confirm extension talks have long been in the works Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon are set to sign new deals with Juventus, sources close to the club have revealed , with the Italian veterans having been heading towards the end of their current contracts at the end of June. It is understood that proposals to keep the long-serving pair at the Juventus Stadium have been in the works for quite some time and would already have been completed had the coronavirus pandemic not called a halt to sport the world over. Buffon, who has spent the majority of his career with the Old Lady after signing from Parma in 2001, returned to the club after a solitary season with Paris Saint-Germain and fully accepts that he w...
‘It’s time for a change’ – Willian backed to swap Chelsea for Juventus
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‘It’s time for a change’ – Willian backed to swap Chelsea for Juventus

Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu believes Juve would be the ideal next destination for the winger with him set to leave the Blues Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has backed Willian to complete a move away from Chelsea this summer, with Juventus touted as a possible landing spot. Willian quickly established himself as a key member of the Chelsea squad after being snapped up from Anzhi Makhachkala for £30 million ($37m) in the summer of 2013. The Brazil international has racked up more than 300 appearances for the Blues in total, while getting his hands on two Premier League titles and the Europa League. The 31-year-old enjoys the full trust of current boss Frank Lampard, having featured in 37 games in all competitions this season, but as it stands, is set to...

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