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Tottenham boss Conte asked about Pochettino and Man Utd
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Tottenham boss Conte asked about Pochettino and Man Utd

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has wished his best to PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino amid interest from Manchester United.   Conte was linked with the United job prior to his arrival in north London at the start of the month. In a press conference on Wednesday, the Italian was asked his thoughts about Pochettino arriving at Old Trafford given the pairs respect for each other. "Honestly in this moment I'm too busy thinking about my work and the situation here at Tottenham to speak about whether eventually Pochettino comes again to England," said Conte. "I think I'm not prepared for this answer, I'm sorry! I am focused on the game against Mura. "Mauricio is a friend, a good friend, and he is a good person. I wish for him the best."
Zidane reportedly not interested in becoming Man United manager
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Zidane reportedly not interested in becoming Man United manager

Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has no interest in becoming Manchester United manager after the exit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the BBC. The report says that the Frenchman would rather explore other options elsewhere The hot seat at Old Trafford became vacant on Sunday morning after Ole Gunner Solskjaer was sacked as Man United manager following the Red Devils’ embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford. A 4-2 loss to Leicester City, 5-0 thrashing in the hands of Liverpool and a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City were ignored by the club’s hierarchy but the Saturday’s result proved to be the ‘final straw’ leading to Solskjaer’s dismissal . The club did not put any plan in place, because, according to the report, they never planned sacking Solskjaer at this point and...
A slap in the face’ – Rudiger fumes over Chelsea’s latest contract offer
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A slap in the face’ – Rudiger fumes over Chelsea’s latest contract offer

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, reportedly feels the club’s latest contract offer is a ‘slap in the face,’ Bild reports. Rudiger was left fuming after Chelsea fell short of his wage demands by £60,000-a-week. The report added that Rudiger is looking for £10m-a-year, which works out to around £190k-a-week. But Chelsea are only offering him £7m-a-year – which is around £130k-a-week. The 28-year-old has been one of Chelsea’s star men since Thomas Tuchel took charge from Frank Lampard in January. Rudiger’s contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension amid rumoured interest from other top European clubs. Providing an update on his contract situation with the club in October, Rudiger said, “The most important thing is that I...
Pogba agent Raiola strongly hints at Man Utd exit with ‘December is the month of dreams’ remark
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Pogba agent Raiola strongly hints at Man Utd exit with ‘December is the month of dreams’ remark

The Frenchman's representative has added yet more fuel to the rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from Old Trafford Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola has strongly hinted that the midfielder is close to leaving Manchester United by declaring "December is the month of dreams". Pogba is fast approaching the final six months of his contract at United, who are reportedly struggling to tie him down to fresh terms amid interest from a number of top European clubs. Raiola has often been outspoken when it comes to the France international's future, and has once again stirred the rumour pot ahead of the January transfer window.  
Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1
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Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has opened up on his relationship with fellow Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga after he arrived from France and took the number one spot from the Spaniard. Mendy joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2020 and took over as the club’s first-choice, playing 31 times in the Premier League in his first season. The 29-year-old is now ahead of Arrizabalaga as the Chelsea No.1 keeper in his second season and is putting in several match-winning performances. The west Londoners current Premier League leaders have conceded just four goals in their opening 11 matches. However, the Senegal international says there is no face-off between the goalkeepers at Chelsea. “My relationship with Kepa is very good, as is my relationship with Marcus [Bettinelli], the...
Brighton chief Barber confident of Potter commitment
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Brighton chief Barber confident of Potter commitment

Brighton chief Paul Barber has total confidence in the commitment of manager Graham Potter. Barber, the club's chief executive and deputy chairman, confirmed in the summer that Tottenham had not made contact. But he can understand why the Albion boss might be attracting attention. Barber told Sky Sports yesterday: "There is always going to be interest in good people, whether it's coaches, players or even backroom staff as well. "We've got Graham on a long contract. "We like what he's doing, we want him to be here for a long time to come and I think he's happy to be here."  
Juventus ahead of Liverpool for Gladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria
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Juventus ahead of Liverpool for Gladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria

Juventus are ahead of Liverpool in their interest for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. La Gazzetta Dello Sport says Zakaria is a January target for Serie A giants Juventus. However, the report mentions that Liverpool are in the conversation, having previously been linked with the Switzerland international. The report goes on to say that Liverpool are “in contention" to sign Zakaria, but add that Juventus is the most likely destination for the 24-year-old. Just this weekend, Gladbach chief Max Eberl has admitted Zakaria could be sold in January.  
Manchester United star told to leave Old Trafford immediately
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Manchester United star told to leave Old Trafford immediately

Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Mark Bosnich has told Dean Henderson to leave the club immediately amid interest from Newcastle United. England goalkeeper, Henderson, has made just one appearance for Manchester United this season, and that was in the club’s Carabao Cup third round against West Ham in September. Henderson was about taking the club’s number one spot at Manchester United until COVID-19 struck and presented an opportunity for fellow goalkeeper David de Gea to cement his No.1 spot at Old Trafford. The 24-year-old wants to be part of the England team for next year’s World Cup in Qatar but will need to play regularly to achieve that and it currently seems impossible for him at Man United. Newcastle are interested in the goalkeeper, but United would be reluctant...
Unhappy Ozil sent stern message by Fenerbahce president Koc as ex-Arsenal star told to focus on football
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Unhappy Ozil sent stern message by Fenerbahce president Koc as ex-Arsenal star told to focus on football

The 33-year-old midfielder has been told to put his commercial interests to one side as he struggles for regular game time in Turkey Mesut Ozil has been told to put his commercial interests to one side and focus on his football, with Fenerbahce president Ali Koc having delivered a stern message to the midfielder. The 33-year-old has been playing in Turkey since January 2021 following his decision to leave Arsenal, but things haven't quite gone to plan for the former Real Madrid star since his exit from Emirates Stadium. Indeed, Ozil, who has seen his game time limited in Istanbul, has made headlines for expressing his dissatisfaction at his situation at Fenerbahce, although Koc believes he needs to knuckle down and prove his worth to the team.
”I nor dey give Man Money or Car again”- actress Tonto Dikeh replies man who said she is “entering” his eyes
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”I nor dey give Man Money or Car again”- actress Tonto Dikeh replies man who said she is “entering” his eyes

Actress Tonto Dikeh has said she is done giving any man she meets a car or money again. Tonto said this in response to an Instagram user who left a comment on her page signifying his interest to date her. He wrote; Be like na Tonto dey enter my eyes now oo'' The mum of one who just came out of a relationship said; ''I no dey give man money or car again ooo. I just say make I tell una. If I enter your eye, I beg hold money. Na wetin I dey find now. I don stop Indian love ooo''
Tuchel takes decision on bringing Mbappe to Chelsea
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Tuchel takes decision on bringing Mbappe to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has decided not to bring Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to Stamford Bridge next summer. Tuchel coached Mbappe, who has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, among others in the past, during his time at PSG. According to El Nacional, Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has pulled the club out of the race to sign Mbappe on a free transfer at the end of the season following Tuchel’s concerns with the France forward. The report added that Granovskaia is no longer willing to submit a ‘great offer’ for Mbappe after Tuchel communicated his doubts as to whether or not his former player would cooperate with his tactics at Chelsea. Mbappe has rejected talks to extend his contract with PSG. The 22-year-old has only one year left...
Nigerian Men Are Sweet, They Know How To Spend On Women – Chichi Neblett, Liberian Actress
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Nigerian Men Are Sweet, They Know How To Spend On Women – Chichi Neblett, Liberian Actress

The actress born of Liberia descent in an interview monitored by Kemi Filani expressed interest in dating a Nigerian man and marrying him if he asks for her hand in marriage. According to her, Nigerian men know how to spend on women and described Nigerian men as sweet. “RMD is my celebrity Nigerian crush  I watched him as a kid growing up and I just love everything about him. He’s such a fine man. What I love about Nigerian men is that, they know how to spend on their women. I have dated a Nigerian man. They sweet die! Mad oh! If I get one that wants to marry me why not, I’ll accept the marriage proposal.” The Brown Sugar star actress said, “I broke up with my boyfriend on July 30, so I don’t have a man in my life at the moment. I left him because he was unnecessarily jealous. I...
LaLiga: Eden Hazard offered to EPL clubs
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LaLiga: Eden Hazard offered to EPL clubs

Several Premier League clubs have been sounded out over their interest in signing Eden Hazard from Real Madrid in January, ESPN reports. Chelsea and Newcastle United are among the English teams that have been alerted to the possibility of signing the 30-year-old. Hazard failed to come off the bench for last weekend’s El Clasico win over Barcelona. After the game, manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted that “the problem [Hazard] has right now is he has a coach who prefers another player.” The Belgian was signed from Chelsea in 2019 for a deal worth an initial €100 million with a series of performance-based add-ons. Hazard has started just 25 games in LaLiga and has five goals from 52 appearances across all competitions, with his time in Spain plagued by injuries. Madrid are lo...
EPL: I could leave Man City – Raheem Sterling
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EPL: I could leave Man City – Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has admitted he would be willing to leave Manchester City and move abroad. The 26-year-old England international has fallen out of favour with City manager, Pep Guardiola. Sterling has started only two Premier League fixtures out of the seven played so far. “If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, I’d be open to it at this moment in time. “As an English player, all I know is the Premier League. “I’ve always known that maybe one day, I would love to play abroad and see how I would come up against that challenge,” Sterling said on Thursday, during the FT Business of Sport US Summit. When asked what languages he has interest in learning, Sterling said: “I should be learning a few different languages. I quite like the French accent – and Spanish.” ...
May all the curses in the Bible and Quran be upon you and your offspring – Khloe curses Jaruma for continuously talking about her plastic surgery
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May all the curses in the Bible and Quran be upon you and your offspring – Khloe curses Jaruma for continuously talking about her plastic surgery

Big Brother Naija star, Khloe and aphrodisiac seller, Jaruma's fight has taken a different turn as the reality show star is now placing curses on her. Khloe had told Jaruma to take her name off her mouth and go look for her doctor after she took to Instagram to praise the doctor that worked on the BBNaija star's bum for a job well done. She had also noted that Khloe never tagged her doctor and also asked plastic surgeons to contact her as many people have signified interest in going under the knife. The reality show star who seems irked by Jaruma's posts, noted that today is day 62 of a 70 day fasting and prayer she is partaking in. Khloe also prayed that all the "curses in the Bible and Quran be upon Jaruma and her offspring till eternity" since she has "decided to be a bastard"...
Media allows people castigate Buhari, preach disunity – Lai Mohammed
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Media allows people castigate Buhari, preach disunity – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused some broadcast media outfits of allowing Nigerians to use their platform to castigate President Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed disclosed this at the 75th General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, BON, in Kano on Thursday. He also lamented that broadcast media houses allowed some Nigerians to use their platforms to carry out divisive messages. Mohammed urged broadcast stations to ensure that their platforms are used to serve both public and national interests, rather than the interest of a few naysayers and agents of destabilization. According to Mohammed: “Today in Nigeria, some broadcast stations revel in lending their platforms to those whose stock-in-trade is to spew hate as well as angry and ...
Why businesses crash in Nigeria – Financial expert
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Why businesses crash in Nigeria – Financial expert

A business management expert, Ofonime Eset has identified misinformation and lack of proper feasibility studies as the main causes of business crashes ravaging individuals, organisations and companies in Nigeria. He said the ‘crash and burn’ business operations in Nigeria has taken a toll not only on the individuals and companies but on the dwindling economy of the nation at large. Eset in an interaction with journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital on Thursday called on business owners, companies or intending business officers to seek information in their areas of interest which would guide them to make informed decisions. According to him, ” the reason why people experience crash and burn or keep on failing in their business is not that they are not good at what they do, but ...
Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome
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Rejuvenated Abraham loving life with Jose in Rome

Tammy Abraham is loving life under Jose Mourinho after answering the Roma manager's call to spurn Premier League interest for a fresh start in the Italian sunshine. The 24-year-old this summer became the latest English talent to head abroad as a lack of opportunities under Thomas Tuchel saw him bring down the curtain down on his long association with Chelsea. Abraham scored a hat-trick in what proved to be Frank Lampard's final match in January and only played seven more times for the club, with the striker left out of the victorious Champions League final squad. He subsequently swapped Stamford Bridge for the Stadio Olimpico in search of game time, joining Roma in a £34m deal and scoring four goals in his first 10 matches under Mourinho. He said: "Why Italy? Good question....
CLO wades into Ibom Deep Seaport saga, calls for peace
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CLO wades into Ibom Deep Seaport saga, calls for peace

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Akwa Ibom State has Intervened in the controversies surrounding the nomenclature and citing of the Ibom deep sea port project in the state approved by the Federal Executive Council The organisation advised the people not to scare away public and private investors who have indicated interest to invest in projects in Akwa Ibom State. The CLO, in a statement by its State Chairman and State Secretary, Otuekong Franklyn Isong and Christopher Ekpo, respectively urged officials of government and the people of Oron federal constituency to sheathe their swords and forge a way forward. It called on the people of Oron federal constituency to support the realisation of the Ibom Deep Seaport project in their interest and in the overall interest of the pe...
Man Utd give Pogba Deadline to Sign new Contract
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Man Utd give Pogba Deadline to Sign new Contract

Manchester United have given Paul Pogba until Christmas to sign a new contract worth £400,000, according to the UK Sun. Pogba is already into the last 12 months of his current deal at Old Trafford, The France midfielder will be free to talk to clubs abroad from January 2022. Senior officials at United want to avoid having the saga drag out over the second half of the season. They feel this might overshadow any success manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be fighting to achieve this term. However, United remain quietly confident that Pogba will commit his future to the club. It is also believed that Pogba appreciates their capture of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo. But the club is also aware there is interest from top clubs in Europe to la...
Sasere determined to choose Nigeria over Malta
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Sasere determined to choose Nigeria over Malta

Hamrun Spartans star striker, Franklin Sasere has said he is determined to play for Nigeria at senior level despite interest from the Maltese national team. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a fine season at Victor Tedesco Stadium. This has led to him being eyed by the two countries to represent them in international football. A potential Super Eagles call-up has been mooted, although Gernot Rohr’s squad is well stocked in that area. Despite this, Sasere insists he still wants to play for the country of his birth. “My childhood dream is to wear Nigeria’s green and white and that has not changed. “I want to use this medium to state that I have not pledged my international allegiance to Malta or any other country. I will keep working hard until I get called up by the Super Eagl...
NDDC has been a cash cow for Politicians – Governor Wike
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NDDC has been a cash cow for Politicians – Governor Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is now a cash cow for politicians in the country. Governor Wike said this during the commissioning of the Police Barracks SPU at Omagwa in Ikwerre LGA of the state on Tuesday, September 28. “NDDC has been a cash cow for politicians. You will see competition over who will be the Managing Director, Executive Director (Finance), Executive Director (Projects). These are people who will make sure money is available for politics. You have portfolio contractors from Abuja. Every now and then, the Managing Director will be running to Abuja.” According to Wike, the problem of the NDDC was not just the Niger Delta region but entire Nigeria. Making reference to the promise by the Minister of Nige...
Media Personality Dotun and Saga’s fans clash after he threw shade at the BBNaija housemate
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Media Personality Dotun and Saga’s fans clash after he threw shade at the BBNaija housemate

OAP, Dotun has been called out by his followers for throwing shade at Saga and he responded in kind. The media personality took to Twitter to comment about Big Brother Naija housemate, Saga, and his interest in fellow housemate, Nini. He threw shade at Saga for losing focus on the 90 million Naira reward at the end of the game to focus on his infatuation with Nini. His tweet didn't go down well with Saga's supporters and they dragged him. Dotun hit back, dragging their "fathers." See below.
BBNaija: Apologise to Queen for flirting with Boma – Liquorose tells Angel
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BBNaija: Apologise to Queen for flirting with Boma – Liquorose tells Angel

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Liquorose on Saturday told Angel to apologise to Queen for disrespecting her. According to her, Angel’s flirting with Boma when she knew Queen liked him was wrong and disrespectful. Nini agreed with her, saying Angel is smart and one of the most strategic housemates in this house. This did not go down well with Angel who flared up, insisting that she cannot apologise to Queen for flirting with Boma. Angel said: “Why would I apologise to Queen for that? It was not anything serious between I and Boma. Liquorose likes to say some shit around the house.” Angel also took offense at Pere who described her as being strategic in the house. Recall that Boma and Angel shared kisses and spent several nights together while Queen openl...
Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi
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Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi

Senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly, Mrs Biodun Olujimi has expressed strong optimism, that the defections currently being suffered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), would not affect its chances of winning elections. The lawmaker said those who defected to other parties might have personal reasons for leaving, expressing hope that they would soon return to the umbrella fold. Speaking to journalists in her office on Thursday, Olujimi, who was the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate, said, if those who left the party do not return, they would soon “fizzle into oblivion”. She said, “This is election time and election times are always like this. People who believe that their interests cannot be saved here will want to move. But let me assure you, they will al...
Enugu govt suspends Igbo-Etiti monarch over demolition of visually impaired man’s building
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Enugu govt suspends Igbo-Etiti monarch over demolition of visually impaired man’s building

The Enugu State government has announced the immediate suspension of the recognition of Igwe Christopher Everestus Okwor as the Traditional Ruler of Ihekwuenu Aku Autonomous Community in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state. The suspension, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr. Charles C. O. Egumgbe, “is in the interest of peace, order and good governance and in compliance with Section (10b) of the Traditional Rulers Law, Cap 151, Revised Laws of Enugu State, 2004”. Dr. Egumgbe, in the statement, told Igwe Okwor that “your Community is presently in turmoil due to wanton destruction of property and threat to lives of the members of the community”. The Chieftaincy Commissioner, who disclosed that Igwe Okwor’s letter of recognition MCM/CM/...
‘I wouldn’t sell Rice for £100m’ – Man Utd & Chelsea sent transfer warning by West Ham coach Nolan
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‘I wouldn’t sell Rice for £100m’ – Man Utd & Chelsea sent transfer warning by West Ham coach Nolan

The England international continues to generate talk of interest from Premier League heavyweights but his current club have no plans to sell Manchester United, Chelsea and any other suitor of Declan Rice have been sent another transfer warning by those at West Ham, with Hammers coach Kevin Nolan saying he "wouldn't sell for £100 million ($137m)". David Moyes has made similar remarks in recent months, with those at the London Stadium reluctant to part with a prized asset that still has plenty of potential in his game to unlock. Premier League rivals are ready to buy into that, and will dig deep in order to get a deal done, but Nolan believes even a nine-figure bid - with another British record potentially on the cards - would not be enough to land the talented England international...
BBNaija: I didn’t believe Cross liked someone like me – Saskay
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BBNaija: I didn’t believe Cross liked someone like me – Saskay

Evicted BBNaija season 6 housemate, Saskay has given reason why she did not believe Cross genuinely liked her. Saskay said this on Monday during her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on African Magic when asked about her connection with male housemates in the house. According to her, she didn’t know Cross liked her until Peace brought it to her attention. Saskay noted that she didn’t believe Cross because she felt she was not his type of girl. Saskay said: “I didn’t believe Cross liked me. It was Peace who noticed it and brought it to my attention. “I didn’t think Cross liked me because I felt his type of person wouldn’t like someone like me.” Saskay went ahead to say she stayed close to both JayPaul and Cross sometime in the house because she d...
Jannik who? How ‘the new Pique’ Salisu is helping Southampton forget
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Jannik who? How ‘the new Pique’ Salisu is helping Southampton forget

  After a season of adaptation at St Mary’s, the Ghana defender is beginning to demonstrate his worth, to rave reviews and interest from abroad Transfer interest from Barcelona is hardly the ringing endorsement it once was, with the Spanish giants in such an uncharacteristically weak position following a half-decade of financial mismanagement. However, perhaps the biggest marker of how much Mohammed Salisu has come on since his move to Southampton in the summer of 2020 is the fact that the Catalan side, according to Los Fichajes, have earmarked him as a replacement for none other than Gerard Pique. That’s the same Pique who, in the minds of many, is lined up for at least an ambassadorial role at the club on the basis of his commitment and quality of service over close to 15 ye...
Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player
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Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is disappointed by the club’s decision to sell Antonio Rudiger, Daily Express reports. The Blues’ director Marina Granovskaia is ready to sell Rudiger, who has emerged as one of Tuchel’s most trusted stars in January The German centre-back – along with Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen – have become the pillar of Chelsea’s defence. All three players are, however, out of contract next summer. But while Azpilicueta and Christensen will soon commit to new deals, there is less certainty over Rudiger. Rudiger is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus. If the 28-year-old does not sign a new deal by June 2022, he will leave the club as a free agent, a situation Chelsea do not want. There is also a feeling at Stam...
BBNaija: Why I bought Saskay flowers – JayPaul
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BBNaija: Why I bought Saskay flowers – JayPaul

Evicted Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Jaypaul, has revealed why he gave his love interest, Saskay, flowers while he was still in the house. JayPaul made this known during an interview with the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. JayPaul, who earlier declared his love for Saskay, surprised her with flowers on Wednesday night. He bought the flowers with his 500 Abeg Naira. Speaking during his interview, he said he sent her flowers because she has never had one. “The reason why I got her flowers is she’s a beautiful girl. ”She has also had a fair share of relationships but she never had flowers and that’s strange because she’s a beautiful girl and she deserves them. ”So I said to myself, maybe I should ask Big Brother and surprise her with flowers,” he said. Saskay a...
Gumi asks Fulanis to get Voters card
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Gumi asks Fulanis to get Voters card

Prominent Islamic cleric, Dr. Ahmad Gumi has called on Fulani ethnic group to ensure they register and obtain voter cards ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country, so they can elect leaders who would provide good governance and protect their interest. The Islamic cleric said this while presenting animals and foodstuffs to the families of Fulani that were affected by insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, organized by a pastoral group under the aegis of Bilital Marroobe Pastoralists Association of Nigeria (BILMPAN) in Kaduna. Gumi who cautioned herdsmen, particularly those living in the forests against banditry and kidnapping, stated that their bloc votes is very important in the emergence of any credible leader in Kaduna as well as in the country. He said; “If we wan...
Pogba reacts to Ronaldo return to Man Utd and arrival of fellow Frenchman Varane
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Pogba reacts to Ronaldo return to Man Utd and arrival of fellow Frenchman Varane

The World Cup winner is delighted to have the Portuguese superstar on board at Old Trafford Paul Pogba has welcomed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, with the French midfielder looking forward to working with "the best". The Red Devils pulled off a stunning coup in the final days of the summer transfer window, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off. Ronaldo, who is now 36 years of age, is in line to make his second debut for United at home to Newcastle on Saturday and Pogba expects the Portuguese's presence to raise collective standards at Old Trafford.
Secrets to my longevity -Ex President Obasanjo, 84
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Secrets to my longevity -Ex President Obasanjo, 84

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the grace of God and squash game have been the secrets behind his longevity. The former president said he is addicted to the game of squash. Obasanjo said this on Saturday during the finals of the third Olusegun Obasanjo National Squash Championship held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The championship featured Senior and U16 – Men and Women, Boys and girls – and attracted participants from different states of Nigeria. The tourney was organised by Ogun State Squash Association in collaboration with Nigeria Squash Federation. Obasanjo in his remarks, described squash, believed to be a game of the army, as interesting and exciting. The 84-year-old player emphasised that the grace of God and the game of squash are secrets of his lon...
Two Nigerian nationals arrested for allegedly raping 20-year-old woman in India
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Two Nigerian nationals arrested for allegedly raping 20-year-old woman in India

Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman in Bengaluru, India. According to DeccanHerald , the woman, an HR executive from Andhra Pradesh, had been dating one of the Nigerian men identified as Tony. She had befriended him on social media and they also had a few common friends. They often spoke by phone and decided to meet. She spent the night with Tony at his Kammanahalli home on Tuesday, August 31. They partied late into the night and later developed physical intimacy. The next morning, she said she was shocked to find another Nigerian man named Ubaka sleeping naked next to her in the bed. She said she later found out that both men allegedly had sex with her when she was intoxicated. According to the woman, Ubaka who is a friend ...
Onana: Ajax ready to allow Inter Milan target to leave for free next summer
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Onana: Ajax ready to allow Inter Milan target to leave for free next summer

The Cameroon goalkeeper could not secure a move in the just-concluded window and he rejected an offer to continue his career at the Johan Cruyff Arena Ajax director of football, Marc Overmars said they are ready to release Andre Onana for free in July 2022 if no decent transfer offer is submitted in the winter transfer window. Onana has entered the final year of his contract with the Sons of the Gods and he has rejected their offer for an extension. During the just-concluded summer transfer window, the Cameroon international was a subject of interest from Arsenal and Inter Milan but the two clubs could not find an agreement with Ajax for a deal.
Britney Spears accuses her father of trying to extort her
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Britney Spears accuses her father of trying to extort her

Britney Spears says her father is trying to extort her by asking for a payoff before he quits his role as her conservator. In new legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Britney pointed out that her father has already admitted it's in her best interests for him to step down as her conservator, but she adds that he is trying to hold her up for more money from her as a condition to leave. Britney's legal team claims Jamie is asking for around $2 million before he will step down as her conservator. Some of the money will go to pay his lawyers and her former business manager Tri Star. In the documents, Britney's lawyer, Matt Rosengart, warned: "The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted." Britney says Jamie should just resign now instead of drawing o...
Phillips signs new four-year Liverpool contract after deadline-day transfer fails to materialise
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Phillips signs new four-year Liverpool contract after deadline-day transfer fails to materialise

The 24-year-old had been tipped to leave the Reds this summer, but despite interest from PSV and Anderlecht, he will now remain at Anfield Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has become the latest player to sign a new contract, agreeing a deal that will keep him with the club until 2025. The 24-year-old had looked set to leave Anfield before the end of the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs across Europe making enquiries. They included Dutch giants PSV and Belgian outfit Anderlecht, as well as at least two Premier League clubs, but with Rhys Williams set to join Swansea on a season-long loan, Phillips will now remain on Merseyside as centre-back cover.
Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves
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Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves

Manchester United have taken a final decision concerning the future of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at the club. Cavani is attracting interest from Barcelona but the former Premier League champions said they have no intention of selling the Uruguayan and Martial before tonight’s 11 pm deadline, according to The Athletic. With the transfer deadline fast approaching, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be keen to keep hold of his star players. Manchester United have already allowed Daniel.James  join Leeds United for £25m but have a different approach to Martial and Cavani. According to The Athletic, he wants both players as part of his plans this year. Reports surfaced today of the Catalan giants opening talks with the Red Devils over a late deal for the Urugu...
Ricardo Reveals why Ronaldo Rejoined Man Utd, Warns Portugal captain
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Ricardo Reveals why Ronaldo Rejoined Man Utd, Warns Portugal captain

Former Manchester United player, Ricardo Lopez, has said his ex-teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to the club to make them champions. Pep Guardiola’s side interest cooled on Friday, paving the way for an Old Trafford return for the football star. “I was surprised that Cristiano Ronaldo went to United,” Ricardo told Radio MARCA. “He surprised me. “United are a great team, one of the European greats, but they’re not at their best now. He’ll have thought that he can go there and make them champions.” However, Ricardo warned Ronaldo, saying, “The weather is very bad. But he knows it. “It’s clear that he wants to keep growing his legendary status. “Cristiano’s arrival should inject positivity. Now they’re a candidate to win everything. ...
PSG to replace Mbappe with EPL Forward
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PSG to replace Mbappe with EPL Forward

Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing up a move for Everton forward, Richarlison to replace Kylian Mbappe this summer. Mbappe is looking set to leave the Ligue 1 club in the final days of the transfer window. Sportsmail reports that PSG have rejected a second offer of £154million from Real Madrid for the 22-year-old, but the transfer still looks likely to be completed before August 31. Richarlison’s agents are now understood to be in Paris negotiating a deal if Mbappe ends up moving to Real.Discussions between PSG and Real are expected to accelerate on Friday, with negotiations over a Richarlison to PSG deal stalling due to uncertainty over Mbappe’s future. Everton are aware of PSG’s interest in the Brazil international and face a nervous few days regarding...
Ex-Arsenal star Wilshere: How do I explain to my kids that no one wants me?
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Ex-Arsenal star Wilshere: How do I explain to my kids that no one wants me?

Once tipped to become a world-class midfielder for the future, the free agent has no offers on the table despite being 29 and fully fit Jack Wilshere has further opened up on his struggles to find a new club, with the former Arsenal star admitting that he is at a loss as to why no teams have moved to sign him. The midfielder spent time at both West Ham and Bournemouth after leaving the Gunners in 2018, but failed to work his way into either of the sides' long-term plans. Now, with 34 England caps to his name and still just 29 years old, the free agent is finding it difficult to understand why he isn't attracting any interest.  
West Brom vs Arsenal: Conte takes decision on replacing Arteta
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Conte takes decision on replacing Arteta

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has “little interest” in taking over at Arsenal, the UK Independent reports. Conte feels “he cannot compete with the team as it is”. Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, is under pressure at the club following a miserable start to the 2021/2022 season. Arsenal has already lost to Brentford and Chelsea, without scoring a single goal in their two Premier League fixtures. Arteta has finished in the eighth position twice in a row and this year, Arsenal dropped out of European competitions altogether. The Spaniard still retains the backing of the board, but speculations insist he has a five-game ultimatum to turn the fortune of the club around. Although Conte has been mooted as a possible replacement, the Italian wh...
Chelsea agree deal to sell Zouma to Premier League rivals
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Chelsea agree deal to sell Zouma to Premier League rivals

Chelsea have agreed a £25.6 million deal to sell Kurt Zouma to West Ham, according to reports in France, according to RMC. Zouma is standing in the way of Chelsea completing the signing of Jules Kounde from. Zouma prefers to join a club in the Premier League with both Tottenham and West Ham showing interest. However, the Hammers seem to have won the race and are currently on.the verge of finalising a deal for the Frenchman after a breakthrough in talks. RMC Sport and Telefoot, report that both clubs have agreed and signed the deal while the player’s personal terms are close to being finalised. The Frenchman is set to sign a five-year contract with West Ham. This is after the Hammers had initially refused to meet Zouma’s £120,000-a-week wage demand. But Chelsea and the clu...
Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman
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Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that his principal has not indicated any interest in joining the 2023 presidential race. In a statement issued on Monday August 23, Akande stated that Osinbajo is currently focused on working in his capacity as the Vice President to address the various challenges facing the country, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges and working to further boost the economy. The statement read; “The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on social media. “All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of gover...
‘Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary’ – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan
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‘Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary’ – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan

Former UK prime minister, Tony Blair has blasted US president, Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ decision to leave Afghanistan. According to Tony Blair the US' military exit was not in the West or Afghanistan’s interest. Blair who took the UK to war in the country 20 years ago, called the pull out ‘tragic, dangerous and unnecessary’, adding that the move had ‘every Jihadist group round the world cheering’. In a 2,700 word article on the threat of ‘radical Islam’, Blair said there will be a reversal of gains made during the occupation, with the Taliban reasserting itself across most of the country in recent days. As the clock runs down on the August 31 deadline, he said Britain has a ‘moral obligation’ to stay until ‘all those who need to be are evacuated’. He then issued a sta...
Declan Rice tells Tuchel his best position amid Chelsea link
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Declan Rice tells Tuchel his best position amid Chelsea link

West Ham United star, Declan Rice has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel his best position amid transfer interest linking him with a move to the Blues. The 22-year-old has continuously been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, in particular a huge admirer of the midfielder. Tuchel had reignited the club’s interest in the England international a few months ago. However, Rice is now saying that he suits a box-to-box role ahead of any other amid links of a move to Tuchel’s side Speaking to SoccerAM, Rice said: “You know what, I have had this conversation with the manager [David Moyes] here and a few of his coaches. “I don’t think I can play really high up, I don’t think that would suit me, but I feel as though I could play as more o...
Kylian Mbappe makes shock u-turn on PSG Future
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Kylian Mbappe makes shock u-turn on PSG Future

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has made a u-turn and now wants to stay at Le Parc des Princes beyond this summer, according to Spanish radio network Cadena SER. PSG Sporting Director, Leonardo, has informed Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino that Mbappe will remain available for selection this season. Mbappe had asked PSG to sell him amid interest from Real Madrid. Mbappe’s future has been a talking point for much of last season and this season so far. The France international is in the final year of his PSG contract. The 22-year-old is yet to agree on a new deal with the club and that would see him become available as a free agent next summer. Mbappe leaving PSG next summer remains a possibility, but for now, he is staying put at the French Ligue...
Tammy Abraham makes promise after joining Roma from Chelsea
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Tammy Abraham makes promise after joining Roma from Chelsea

New AS Roma signing, Tammy Abraham, has made a promise after joining the club from Chelsea. The England international said he wants to help Roma to fight for titles, trophies and get the club to the level where they should be. Abraham was officially unveiled as a Roma player on Tuesday after completing a €40 million transfer to Jose Mourinho’s side. The 23-year-old signed a five-year contract with Roma that runs until 30 June 2026. He will wear the number 9 shirt at Roma. “You can sense when a club really wants you and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” Abraham said at his unveiling on Tuesday. “Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I have had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those compet...

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