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Jamaica’s Thompson-Herah Eyes Olympic Double in 200m
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Jamaica’s Thompson-Herah Eyes Olympic Double in 200m

Elaine Thompson-Herah sets out to follow up her Olympic 100 metres gold medal in the 200m on Monday with the athletics world wondering how much faster she can run. The 29-year-old Jamaican sprint queen stormed to victory in the 100m on Saturday, eclipsing Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record by 0.01sec with a time of 10.61sec. The win left Thompson-Herah firmly on course to repeat her 2016 Rio Olympics 100m-200m sprint double, for what would be an unprecedented women’s “double-double”. The victory also left hanging the question of how much Thompson-Herah has left in the tank — and whether more records might be within reach. Thompson-Herah would almost certainly have clocked a faster time on Saturday had she not started celebrating well before the finish line,...
Arsenal complete £50m White transfer from Brighton as Arteta recruitment drive gathers pace
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Arsenal complete £50m White transfer from Brighton as Arteta recruitment drive gathers pace

The England international has committed his future to the Gunners through to 2025, and will now join up with the squad ahead of the new season Ben White has completed his £50 million switch to Arsenal from Brighton as Mikel Arteta's recruitment drive at Emirates Stadium begins to gather pace. White has become Arsenal's third major signing of the summer after Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga, who arrived from Benfica and Anderlecht respectively. The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal that will keep him at the Emirates until 2025 after passing a medical, and will now join up with his new team-mates ahead of the Gunners' latest pre-season friendly against Chelsea on Sunday. It has also been confirmed he will wear No 4 for Arsenal.
President Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Olu of Warri, to attend August 21 Coronation
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President Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Olu of Warri, to attend August 21 Coronation

Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sent a hearty congratulatory message to the Olu designate of the Warri Kingdom, Prince Tsola Emiko on his acceptance and on his impending coronation to the royal stool. Dr. Jonathan spoke glowingly of his hope that the opportunity of the new Olu’s divinely ordained appointment would be to contribute his quota to the assignment of national development. His congratulatory letter dated July 23rd 2021, brimmed with eloquent praise and hope for the future of the people of the Warri Kingdom, stated further: “The Itsekiri Kingdom is renowned for its rich and colorful history, one that has lasted for hundreds of years.  The royal stool to which you have been found worthy is a national treasure, an emblem of patriotism, that has produced notable...
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Pogba Delaying Man Utd from Signing new Players

Paul Pogba’s future is a key factor for Manchester United, in determining how many more signings they are able to make this summer. The Red Devils have already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in a £73million deal. Yesterday, they also announced a £41m deal for Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane. But their spending spree is on hold according to Sky Sports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is, however, still keen to add another midfielder to his squad, with a number of players under consideration. The club has scouted Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga and Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka. However, it appears Camavinga may prefer a move to Spain, while there are concerns at United that Goretzka could be using them to land a better contract at Bayern. United hav...
Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves
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Man United offer four players in swap deal for Neves

Manchester United have reportedly offered Wolves four players to choose one in a bid to sign their midfielder, Ruben Neves. Express Sport reports that the four players are Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is eyeing the Premier League title next season and plans for the Red Devils to play more on the front foot as a result. Dalot is currently being linked with AC Milan and Real Madrid. He doesn’t appear to be in Solskjaer’s plans for the future, having spent last season on loan at AC Milan. Bailly, on the other hand, enjoyed a positive first year at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but, since then, has been frequently plagued by injuries. Lingard is another who, like Henderson and Bailly, wants to play ...
Transfer: Chelsea Confirm Deal for Ramsay
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Transfer: Chelsea Confirm Deal for Ramsay

Chelsea have confirmed that development squad assistant coach, Eric Ramsay, has joined Manchester United to coach their men’s first team. Chelsea made the announcement in a statement on their website on Thursday. The statement read, “Development squad assistant coach Eric Ramsay has joined Manchester United to coach their men’s first team. “We would like to thank Eric for his hard work and wish him well for the future.” Ramsay joined Chelsea academy in the summer of 2019 after working as an assistant coach at Shrewsbury Town. He was part of Andy Myers’ staff who steered the unbeaten Chelsea development squad to the Premier League 2 title in the 2019/2021 campaign, plus the runners-up spot last season.
Chelsea announce deal for Bate
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Chelsea announce deal for Bate

Chelsea have confirmed that Lewis Bate has joined Premier League rivals, Leeds United on a permanent transfer. The Blues disclosed this in a statement on their website on Thursday. The statement read, “Academy midfielder Lewis Bate has today completed a permanent transfer to Leeds United. “We thank Lewis for his time at the club and wish him well in the future.” Bate, 18, first started training at Chelsea at the age of eight. The midfielder captained Chelsea’s Under-18s in the FA Youth Cup final last year. Bate also featured three times for Chelsea’s development squad during their title-winning Premier League 2 campaign. He has been named among the substitutes for Chelsea senior men’s team on three occasions, most recently for in their FA Cup fifth-round tie agains...
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Giovana Queiroz: Barcelona’s teen Olympian who opted for Brazil over the USWNT

Described as 'the future' of the Brazil women's national team, the 18-year-old is the second-youngest female footballer at the Games in Japan For many aspiring female footballers, Marta is their idol. For Giovana Queiroz, though, she has also become a team-mate and, upon receiving her first senior international call-up, a roommate. “On this list we have Marta and Giovana Queiroz. We have a famous and experienced player, and on the other side probably the future of the team,” Pia Sundhage, Brazil’s head coach, said in October, having called up teenager Gio for the first time.
Rennes ‘open’ to selling Man Utd-linked Camavinga, says Ligue 1 club’s president
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Rennes ‘open’ to selling Man Utd-linked Camavinga, says Ligue 1 club’s president

The French side could part ways with a prized asset if they receive a suitable offer, with the Red Devils reportedly interested in a deal Rennes president Nicolas Holveck says the club are "open" to selling Manchester United-linked midfielder Eduardo Camavinga this summer. Camavinga has emerged as one of the top young prospects in European football since breaking into the Rennes senior squad as a 16-year-old in 2019. A number of high-profile potential suitors are being credited with an interest in the Frenchman, including United, and Hovleck has now responded to the speculation surrounding his future.
Gauff Tests Positive for Covid, to miss Olympics
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Gauff Tests Positive for Covid, to miss Olympics

American teen tennis star Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19, she announced on Sunday. Gauff, coming off a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, tweeted her sadness at missing out on “a dream come true” at age 17. “I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Gauff tweeted. “It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future.” Gauff, who reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at this year’s French Open, became the latest tennis standout and US athlete to miss the Olympics. World number 25 Gauff will be forced into Covid-19 quarantin...
Atlanta United sack Heinze as Coach after poor start
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Atlanta United sack Heinze as Coach after poor start

Argentine manager Gabriel Heinze was fired on Sunday as coach of Atlanta United after only two wins in 13 matches to open the Major League Soccer 2021 campaign. Assistant coach Rob Valentino will take over as interim head coach for the club, which has four losses and seven drawn to stand 10th in the MLS Eastern Conference. A variety of issues relating to the day-to-day leadership of the team led to the club’s decision, according to a team statement. “This was certainly not a decision we wanted to make at this point in our season, but it was the right one for the club,” Atlanta United president Darren Eales said. “Gabi is a talented coach and is undeniably passionate about his craft and the sport of soccer. We are grateful to him for his service and wish him all the best in ...
Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement
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Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has identified Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, as Paul Pogba’s replacement at Old Trafford. Solskjaer views Aouar as a suitable replacement for Pogba, according to ESPN. Man United will have to battle Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who are also believed to be interested in Aouar. Aouar is under contract at Lyon for a further two years, but the Ligue 1 club are said to be open to the idea of selling the 23-year-old this summer. Meanwhile, Pogba’s future at Man United is currently unclear. The 28-year-old is yet to sign a new contract at Man United and would be allowed to leave the Red Devils for free next summer if nothing is agreed. The France international will be a free agent as of next summer and is...
Barcelona and Man Utd-linked Saul has ‘many options’, says Atletico Madrid midfielder’s agent
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Barcelona and Man Utd-linked Saul has ‘many options’, says Atletico Madrid midfielder’s agent

The Spain international has five years to go on his contract but is reported to be eager to leave the club this summer Atletico Madrid star Saul has not decided on his future and has offers from many clubs, according to his agent. The midfielder has been an integral part of Diego Simeone's team in recent years, making over 300 appearances in all competitions. The 26-year-old still has five years left on his contract at the capital side, but has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave.
Ronaldo Makes Final decision that’ll see him leave Juventus for free
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Ronaldo Makes Final decision that’ll see him leave Juventus for free

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reached a final decision on his future at the club that will see him leave the Serie A giants for free after entering the final 12 months of his deal with the Old Lady. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo would leave Juventus for free next summer with no terms agreed for an extension. Juventus are expected to push for a new deal over the next 12 months, but the Portugal captain is also keen to return to Sporting Lisbon, where he started his senior career. Ronaldo has been heavily linked with returns to Real Madrid and Manchester United over the past 12 months. The 36-year-old was the top scorer in Serie A last season with 29 goals in 33 games. Meanwhile, Juventus Sporting director, Federico Cherubini, is adaman...
LA Galaxy sign Mexico star Alvarez to two-year contract extension
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LA Galaxy sign Mexico star Alvarez to two-year contract extension

The 19-year-old played for El Tri at the Gold Cup this week, sealing his international future The LA Galaxy have announced that midfielder Efrain Alvarez has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024. Alvarez, 19, is currently away with Mexico at the Gold Cup, where his international future was sealed when he played against Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday. With that appearance, Alvarez became cap-tied to Mexico after a tug-of-war between El Tri and the United States for his services.
Nagelsmann confirms Bayern star Lewandowski drawing interest from other clubs
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Nagelsmann confirms Bayern star Lewandowski drawing interest from other clubs

The 32-year-old striker is reported to be dreaming of a move to Real Madrid and his coach feels speculation around his future is natural Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann says it is no surprise to see teams interested in Robert Lewandowski because of his excellent form in recent seasons. Lewandowski, 32, finished last season with 48 goals in all competitions as Bayern secured another Bundesliga title. The Poland star's form has prompted rumours that he could be set for a move this summer and Nagelsmann says he has already discussed the issue with the striker.
LaLiga Slash Real Madrid wage cap by £150m
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LaLiga Slash Real Madrid wage cap by £150m

  LaLiga will slash Real Madrid’s wage cap by almost £150million for the 2021/2022 season, throwing the future of several players into doubt. Last season, the club’s maximum operating budget was €473million (£403m), but that figure has dropped to €300m (£255m) for the upcoming campaign. The salary cap is imposed by the league and is based on the club’s projected income. This will allow them to retain a model of economic sustainability, so that their spending is within their revenue streams. In the 2019/2020 season before COVID-19 kicked in, Madrid’s salary budget stood at €641million. This means the cap has more than halved in that two-year timeframe. That drop led to Los Blancos not signing any players last summer, with a number of young players sold. Achraf Hak...
The future looks bright for England’ – KP Boateng shows support for Saka, Rashford and Sancho
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The future looks bright for England’ – KP Boateng shows support for Saka, Rashford and Sancho

The trio missed the Three Lions' last three penalty kicks as they lost to Italy in Sunday's European Championship final at Wembley Stadium Former Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has shown his support for England stars Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho following their missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final. After holding Italy to a 1-1 draw at the end of extra-time, the trio were among the five selected players involved in the penalty shoot-out for England. Andrea Belotti had missed Italy's second attempt and the score was tied at 2-2 before Rashford misplaced his effort followed by Sancho’s strike which was parried by Gianluigi Donnarumma and Saka missed their fifth attempt with the Italian goalkeeper saving it.
Southgate reveals decision on his future as England manager after Euro 2020 final
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Southgate reveals decision on his future as England manager after Euro 2020 final

  England manager, Gareth Southgate, has said he will continue in the role for the 2022 World Cup. However, he made it clear he would need time to reflect, before signing a new deal. Southgate suffered heartbreak at Wembley, as they were beaten by Italy on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday. Despite the defeat, the FA wants to hand the 50-year-old a new deal. But speaking after England’s defeat, Southgate said: “I said at the time it is great to have that internal support, you greatly value that as a manager. “I don’t want to commit to anything longer than I should and I don’t want to outstay my welcome so all of those things need consideration. “I want to take the team to Qatar, I feel we have made progress over the four years, we have had a fourth...
Ciara and Russell Wilson rock stylish Gucci ensembles on a romantic summer holiday in Italy (photos)
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Ciara and Russell Wilson rock stylish Gucci ensembles on a romantic summer holiday in Italy (photos)

Celebrity couple, Ciara and Russell Wilson showed off their incredible fashion style in a series of photos the singer shared on Instagram. The 35-year-old singer and her husband, 32, who are currently in Italy sported all-Gucci ensembles while they posed for several snaps on holiday. Ciara and Russell, who both have been together since 2015, have two children together, Sienna, five, and Win, 11 months. They also share co-parenting responsibilities of Ciara's son, Future, with her ex. See full photos below. 
‘Incredibly proud’ Southgate needs time to reflect on England future
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‘Incredibly proud’ Southgate needs time to reflect on England future

The England boss says he is looking forward to the World Cup but isn't thinking too far ahead after a heartbreaking defeat Gareth Southgate says he is not yet ready to talk about the future, but he is excited to see how this group of England players continues to evolve in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup. England were left heartbroken on Sunday as the Three Lions fell short in the Euro 2020 final, losing in a shootout to Italy following a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes. Despite that result, Southgate was full of praise for his team and says he believe that are brighter days ahead for this England group.
Harry and Meghan Markle receive charity award for ‘enlightened decision’ to only have two kids
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Harry and Meghan Markle receive charity award for ‘enlightened decision’ to only have two kids

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been awarded by a charity for making the "enlightened decision" to have only two children.   Population Matters gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the "Special Award", claiming the decision means they will reduce their impact on the environment by not having any more children.   Harry disclosed this decision to have only two kids during a talk with chimpanzee expert, Dr Jane Goodall, for Vogue 2019, in which he described the Earth as "borrowed."   He said: "Surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation."   Population Matters, which campaigns for a sustainable population, said Harry and Meghan we...
Giannis hopeful more African talents will play in NBA
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Giannis hopeful more African talents will play in NBA

NBA superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, says he is hopeful more African talents will get the opportunity to play in the NBA in the future. The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player is gunning for his first championship title, but the Phoenix Suns, inspired by Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton stand in their way in the ongoing finals. Giannis, a player of Nigerian descent currently representing Greece, believes the African continent is blessed with abundant talents that can light up the NBA. “Throughout the year I had the opportunity to notice that there were a lot of African players. There were a lot of Nigerian players also playing with teams,” Giannis said during NBA Finals. “It just speaks for itself how much talent that can come from Africa. I had the opportunity to ...
Nacho extends Real Madrid contract to 2023 amid uncertainty surrounding Varane’s future
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Nacho extends Real Madrid contract to 2023 amid uncertainty surrounding Varane’s future

The experienced defender has prolonged his association with the Blancos as the Liga giants sweat on their centre-half options Real Madrid have extended Nacho's contract through to the summer of 2023 as questions continue to be asked of Raphael Varane's future at Santiago Bernabeu. A 31-year-old centre-half has agreed to prolong his association with the Blancos, with a home-grown talent remaining a one-club man. That is good news for Real as they are left sweating on the options that Carlo Ancelotti will have to pick from at the heart of his back four in 2021-22.
Gareth Bale to Retire from Club football
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Gareth Bale to Retire from Club football

  Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale, will retire from club football next summer, the UK Mirror reports. Bale has one year left on his £600,000-a-week deal with the LaLiga giants. Before Euro 2020, the 31-year-old claimed his future plans would “cause chaos”. With Wales out of the tournament following a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Denmark in the last-16, Bale will hang up his boots at club level next summer. He will however guide his country to the World Cup in Qatar if they qualify. Wales currently have three points from their opening two World Cup qualifying group games. They will need to finish either in first place to qualify directly for the World Cup finals or finish in second to advance to the second round play-offs.
Liverpool outcast Grujic facing uncertain future ahead of return to pre-season training
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Liverpool outcast Grujic facing uncertain future ahead of return to pre-season training

The Serbia international midfielder has seen little game for the Reds, with a series of loan spells taken in over recent years Liverpool outcast Mark Grujic, who has taken in just 16 appearances for the Reds, admits to facing another uncertain summer at Anfield with the transfer window open for business. The Serbia international midfielder became Jurgen Klopp's first signing when moving to Merseyside from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016. He was immediately loaned back to his former club and has continued to tread a familiar path in the seasons since, with time spent at Cardiff, Hertha Berlin and Porto.
EPL: Arsenal set to sell three players
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EPL: Arsenal set to sell three players

  Arsenal are ready to let Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson leave this summer, according to Sky Sports. Joe Willock’s future with the Gunners is also in the balance, with the club yet to decide on whether they see a role for him. Lacazette’s contract is due to expire in one year and no talks underway or planned over a new deal. The 30-year-old will be allowed to leave as a free agent in 2022, if no suitable offers come in for him during this transfer window. Lacazette cost Arsenal around £47m four years ago and they would obviously not get anything close to that money now. With his wages reportedly around £180,000-a-week, the club are very keen to get him off the books and free up space on the wage bill for new players. Both Maitland-N...
Andre Ayew: Ghana star opens up on future after Swansea City exit
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Andre Ayew: Ghana star opens up on future after Swansea City exit

The Black Stars skipper spoke about leaving the Jack Army and what lies ahead in his future Ghana skipper Andre Ayew has stated he is in no rush to decide his next club following his departure from Swansea City. The 31-year-old is currently unattached after leaving the Jack Army in June following the expiration of his contract. He was previously linked to Brighton and Hove Albion in England and former French club Olympique Marseille.
In-demand duo Malen and Dumfries will likely leave PSV, says coach Schmidt
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In-demand duo Malen and Dumfries will likely leave PSV, says coach Schmidt

The Dutch international pair have been linked with moves to some of Europe's biggest clubs PSV head coach Roger Schmidt has admitted that star duo Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen will both likely leave the club in the near future. The pair both made a major impression with the Netherlands at Euro 2020, leading to transfer interest from across Europe after they also proved their value at PSV. Dumfries has been linked with Inter, Bayern Munich and Everton, while Malen is reportedly on the radar of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
‘We’ll have a look now’ – Gosens flattered by Barcelona transfer links
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‘We’ll have a look now’ – Gosens flattered by Barcelona transfer links

The left-back is willing to discuss a move this summer now that Germany have been knocked out of Euro 2020 Robin Gosens has suggested he is open to joining Barcelona after his impressive Euro 2020 performances with Germany. The Atalanta full-back became one of his country's heroes with a goal and two assists as they survived a group consisting of France, Portugal and Hungary. Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing him this summer and the 26-year-old says he will discuss his future with his dad, who is also his agent, now that Germany have been eliminated from the Euros.
Ronaldo has problems with Juventus teammates – Trezeguet
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Ronaldo has problems with Juventus teammates – Trezeguet

  Former Juventus striker, David Trezeguet, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo has problems with teammates at the club. Trezeguet left his role as a brand ambassador at the Italian club earlier this week. He has now hinted on the disharmony in the dressing room between Ronaldo and his teammates. Discussing Ronaldo’s arrival in 2018, Trezeguet said: “The biggest signing was getting Cristiano Ronaldo, because no one was expecting CR7 at a club that has always had great attention to the budget in its DNA. “Of course, there were some problems with his teammates, he showed that, but he scored 100 goals.” Trezeguet’s remarks about Ronaldo’s relationships with his Juventus teammates, come amid intense speculation over the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future. Ronaldo has...
Victor Moses reacts after leaving Chelsea on permanent transfer to new club
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Victor Moses reacts after leaving Chelsea on permanent transfer to new club

Former Nigerian international, Victor Moses has reacted after leaving Chelsea on a permanent transfer to Russian Premier League club, Spartak Moscow. Moses penned a two-year contract with Spartak Moscow on Friday after the Russian club triggered a clause that allows them to sign the winger permanently following their qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League. Reacting, the 30-year-old said he loved every moment playing for Chelsea, adding that he left the Blues with memories that he would cherish forever. Moses wrote on Instagram, “After 9 fantastic years and 128 games for Chelsea, I’ve now officially left the club to join Spartak Moscow on a permanent transfer. “I have loved every moment playing for Chelsea and leave with memories that I’ll cherish forever, inc...
Stoke City reacts as Mikel Obi dumps club after signing new contract
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Stoke City reacts as Mikel Obi dumps club after signing new contract

  Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill, has reacted to John Mikel Obi’s decision to leave the club, after signing a contract extension. Mikel Obi has now signed a one-year deal with Al Kuwait SC. O’Neill claims they already had an agreement in the players’ contract that he could leave the club anytime. “Although John triggered the second year of his contract, we always had an agreement in place whereby we would let him leave if a significant overseas opportunity came along. “John is a fantastic professional and was a huge presence for us last season both on and off the field, particularly with the young players in our first-team squad. “I really enjoyed working with him and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contribution and wish him every su...
Cristiano Ronaldo set to decide on his Juventus future after Portugal’s Euro 2020 exit with PSG and Man United’ in the race for his Signature
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Cristiano Ronaldo set to decide on his Juventus future after Portugal’s Euro 2020 exit with PSG and Man United’ in the race for his Signature

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be set to make a decision on his future after his Portugal side were eliminated by Belgium in the round of 16. The 36-year-old Portuguese striker came under scrutiny last season after his club almost missed out on Champions League qualification. But that didn’t stop CR7 from topping the Serie A goalscoring charts with 29 goals in 33 appearances, as well as helping his team win both the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. With the Italian club waiting for him to make a decision on his future, both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are interested in his signature. According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, Ronaldo will tell Juventus his intentions this week, given he is in the final year of his deal, while PSG and Manche...
Samuel Eto’o Names Player that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
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Samuel Eto’o Names Player that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

  Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o, has tipped Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to take over from Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the near future. Eto’o believes Mbappe can become a “new God” after Messi and Ronaldo are “tired of giving us these joys.” Mbappe has been widely tipped to follow in Ronaldo and Messi’s footsteps as one of the next dominant football superstars in the world. The 22-year-old, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, was in excellent goalscoring form for his club last season. He scored 42 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions for PSG. “Cristiano is another God. Together with Messi, they are the players who mark current football with the highest grades,” Eto’o told Argentine newspaper...
Eto’o backs Messi to stay: ‘Leo is Barcelona and Barcelona is Messi’
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Eto’o backs Messi to stay: ‘Leo is Barcelona and Barcelona is Messi’

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is yet to make an official decision on his future, keeping many guessing on his next move Samuel Eto’o is confident Leo Messi will not leave Barcelona this summer or any time in the near future. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is heading towards becoming a free agent, with no extension agreed to a deal due to expire at the end of June. Talks regarding fresh terms are ongoing, with there still being a chance the one-club man will put pen to paper to the deal, but according to the former Cameroon international, who is now an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, he cannot imagine Messi wearing a different shirt apart from that of Barcelona.  
Busquets hopeful Messi will stay at Barcelona as contract saga drags on
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Busquets hopeful Messi will stay at Barcelona as contract saga drags on

A long-time colleague of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is eager to see fresh terms agreed at Camp Nou Sergio Busquets has added his voice to those calling on Lionel Messi to end the uncertainty surrounding his future at Barcelona and commit to a new contract. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is heading towards becoming a free agent, with no extension agreed to a deal due to expire at the end of June. Talks regarding fresh terms are ongoing, with there still a chance the one-club man will put pen to paper, and Busquets is eager to see a long-time colleague stay put.
Torres ‘totally calm’ amid Man Utd & Real Madrid rumours as Villarreal defender ignores transfer talk
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Torres ‘totally calm’ amid Man Utd & Real Madrid rumours as Villarreal defender ignores transfer talk

The highly-rated centre-half is currently on Euro 2020 duty with Spain and will not allow speculation at club level to become a distraction Pau Torres remains "totally calm" as transfer talk rages around him, with the Villarreal defender ignoring rumours of interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid while on Euro 2020 duty with Spain. The 24-year-old centre-half continues to see his stock rise at domestic and international level, with leading sides across Europe ready to spark a scramble for his signature in the summer window. Torres is aware of the interest he is generating, but is happy in his current surroundings - having helped his hometown club to Europa League glory in 2021 - and is not about to be dragged into a debate regarding his future.
Eto’o: Cameroon legend reveals why he was hurt when Mourinho joined AS Roma
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Eto’o: Cameroon legend reveals why he was hurt when Mourinho joined AS Roma

The former striker also remained coy on his future as a coach stating he is enjoying what he is currently doing Indomitable Lions legend Samuel Eto'o has conceded he was hurt by Jose Mourinho's decision to join AS Roma. The 58-year-old coach was relieved of his duties at Tottenham on April 19, with the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager failing to convince a third Premier League employer. The Portuguese, however, secured a move to the Serie A outfit, signing a three-year contract with them. It is a move that hurt the former Cameroon striker.
Paul Pogba could become the highest paid player in the EPL as ‘Manchester United prepare to offer him new five-year deal worth £400,000-a-week’
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Paul Pogba could become the highest paid player in the EPL as ‘Manchester United prepare to offer him new five-year deal worth £400,000-a-week’

Manchester United are reportedly considering making Paul Pogba the highest paid player in the Premier League with a mouth watering £400,000 per week new deal as they look to tie the Frenchman down. Pogba has entered the final year of his current deal at Old Trafford, and he is on a current salary of £300,000-a-week, but United are keen to prevent him going into the new season with his future still uncertain. According to The Sun, the club are now ready to offer him £400,000-a-week contract over the next five years to convince him to stay in Manchester. If United can't agree on a deal with Pogba, the club will sell him off to prevent him going on a free next summer. Once Pogba returns from the Euros later this summer the contract offer will be presented to him. The 28-year-...
Pogba ‘would be Delighted with Real Madrid transfer’
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Pogba ‘would be Delighted with Real Madrid transfer’

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, would be “delighted” with a move to Real Madrid, according to AS. Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain and there are fears he could leave as a free agent next summer. The player, who is currently at the European Championship with France, is also attracting attention from Paris Saint-Germain. However, people close to Pogba have claimed he would be “delighted” if he could sign with the Spanish giants. In December, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, claimed “it was over” for the 28-year-old at United. When asked recently about his future, Pogba said: “After the season there was the vacation, so I didn’t sit down with the manager and coach. I’m focused on the Euros.”
Barcelona agree transfer deal for Konrad
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Barcelona agree transfer deal for Konrad

Barcelona and Marseille have reached an agreement over the transfer of winger, Konrad de la Fuente, Mundo Deportivo reports. The LaLiga giants and the French Ligue 1 side had been negotiating for several days over the transfer of the 19-year-old. However, there is now a preliminary agreement in place which will be finalised over the coming days. Marseille will pay around 5 million euros for the youngster, but the distribution of money made from any future sale of the player is yet to be agreed. Both clubs would split any future profits 50:50 between themselves, which would mean Barcelona would make a tidy profit if Konrad were to leave Marseille in the future. Konrad made his debut with Barcelona during the 2020/21 season. But the American is not in Barcelona boss Ronald ...
‘Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona’ – Koeman confident new contract will be announced ‘soon’
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‘Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona’ – Koeman confident new contract will be announced ‘soon’

The Blaugrana boss believes fresh terms will be agreed with a talismanic figure at Camp Nou, preventing him from hitting free agency Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi "has to finish his career at Barcelona", with the Blaugrana boss expecting a contract extension for the mercurial Argentine to be announced "soon". The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is yet to make an official decision on his future, with the 33-year-old still seeing his current deal run down towards free agency. The expectation is, however, that he will extend a career-long association with the Liga heavyweights, with fresh terms on the table and ready to be signed.
‘It’s going to be different’ – Leicester star Vardy becomes co-owner of USL side Rochester Rhinos
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‘It’s going to be different’ – Leicester star Vardy becomes co-owner of USL side Rochester Rhinos

The 34-year-old will join up with the club, which was a fixture in the lower divisions of United States soccer before going on hiatus in 2017 United Soccer League (USL) club Rochester Rhinos have announced that Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has become a co-owner. The New York-based outfit have not played since 2017 after establishing themselves as a fixture in the American lower divisions. With Vardy now on board, the Rhinos will look to return to the field in the near future.
Wilson planning Liverpool future talks but not until after Euro 2020 duty with Wales
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Wilson planning Liverpool future talks but not until after Euro 2020 duty with Wales

The 24-year-old winger has spent the last three-and-a-half seasons out on loan and is eager to know where he stands at Anfield Harry Wilson is planning to hold future talks at Liverpool, with the Wales international eager to know where he stands, but those discussions will not take place until after Euro 2020. The 24-year-old winger has become something of a forgotten man at Anfield after spending the last three-and-a-half seasons out on loan at Hull City, Derby, Bournemouth and Cardiff. He remains under contract on Merseyside until 2023, but admits that a decision needs to be made on his long-term future once international commitments are over this summer.
Ronaldo Addresses Rumours about his Future amid Links to Man Utd, PSG
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Ronaldo Addresses Rumours about his Future amid Links to Man Utd, PSG

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has insisted he is fully focused on the European Championship and is not thinking about his future. Ronaldo has been linked with an exit from Juventus this summer. It is believed the 36-year-old might return to Manchester United or join Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo is currently with the national team and they begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday. And the former United forward brushed aside questions surrounding his future on the eve of Portugal’s opening fixture in Group F. “I have been playing at the highest level for many years this doesn’t faze me, maybe if I was 18 or 19 I might have had some sleepless nights, but I’m 36. “It’s like I say, whatever comes, it will be for good. Regardless of whether...
Novak Djokovic comes from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in French Open final
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Novak Djokovic comes from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in French Open final

For the first time in his career, Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down in a grand slam final to beat Greek star, Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling French Open final on Sunday, June 13, winning the tournament. The 22-year-old Stefanos appearing in only his first grand slam final, entered into a two-set lead, but Djokovic's determination was just too much, with the world No. 1 eventually prevailing 6-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in a match that lasted more than four hours. Victory takes Djokovic to 19 grand slam titles, just one record away from the all-time record jointly held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. "It was an electric atmosphere," Djokovic said after the match. "I want to thank my coach, my physio and everyone who has been with me on this journey. I have played ...
2023: Mikel Obi ENDORSES Yahaya Bello
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2023: Mikel Obi ENDORSES Yahaya Bello

Oh yes you read right. Mikel Obi has endorsed Yahaya Bello for his 2023 ambition. The famous Footballer pledged his support and approval of Yahaya Bello’s political aspirations as he visited the Kogi Governor today in Abuja. Obi said that it was time for the youths to come out and take leadership positions across all boards for the betterment of Nigeria. He added that youths should be given a chance to get the change Nigerians clamour for. He said; “It is an honour for me to finally meet his Excellency personally after all the good things I have heard and read about him from not just the people of Kogi State but from Nigerians My main aim is to come here to show my appreciation and to thank him for all the things he has been doing for the people and also to support him in wh...
President Buhari’s reference to Lagos in his interview was not directed at Tinubu – Presidency clarifies
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President Buhari’s reference to Lagos in his interview was not directed at Tinubu – Presidency clarifies

The presidency has said reports claiming that President Buhari’s reference to Lagos while speaking on the future of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during his interview with AriseTV on Thursday, June 10, has nothing to do with the National leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. During his interview, the President was asked about his desire for the APC after his tenure, he said “The hope of this administration is to see APC last beyond it. Therefore, we should allow the party to decide. You cannot sit there in Lagos, for instance, and decide on the fate of APC on zoning. The restructuring of the party has begun from the bottom to the top with the membership card registration. Every member of the party must be involved. We will soon conduct our convention. No single member of th...

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