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Man Utd make Pellistri call after impressive Alaves progess
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Man Utd make Pellistri call after impressive Alaves progess

Manchester United are ready to extend Facundo Pellistri's loan with Alaves into next season. Though Alaves have been battling relegation, Pellistri has made 10 appearances in La Liga, mainly being selected on the right wing. With the loan having been a successful one, it now appears that Alaves will be rewarded by being given Pellistri for a full season. That is according to Calciomercato, who claim that the 19-year-old is expected to return to the Mendizorrotza Stadium for the whole of next season. They report that the two clubs “have almost defined the agreement" to extend Pellistiri's stay in the Basque region until the end of next term
Brown Assist as Celtic Beat St Johnstone in Final Home Game
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Brown Assist as Celtic Beat St Johnstone in Final Home Game

Scott Brown produced an impressive assist as Celtic beat a Covid-hit St Johnstone 4-0 in his final home match. Brown's long diagonal ball set up Odsonne Edouard to double Celtic's lead in the 24th minute. David Turnbull had netted the opener 60 seconds earlier after loan goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal had been controversially penalised for picking up a passback. Zlamal had been pitched in for an unexpected Saints debut with the visitors without more players amid what manager Callum Davidson termed an ongoing issue with Covid. The Hearts goalkeeper was also beaten by Kristoffer Ajer's deflected strike and Karamoko Dembele's first goal for Celtic. Aberdeen-bound Brown arrived to a welcoming party of fans outside the main entrance and there were several banners in his honour in t...
Chelsea to open contract talks with Armando Broja
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Chelsea to open contract talks with Armando Broja

Chelsea are to open new contract talks with Armando Broja. The rising star has impressed during his loan spell at Vitesse and Chelsea want to secure his long-term future. Broja has been a revelation this season for Vitesse, scoring ten goals in the Eredivisie. The 19-year-old talent's form has made a big impression and Champions League finalists Chelsea want to tie him down to a new long-term deal. His prolific form for the Blues' academy helped earn his loan move and the teenager will be in demand after his exploits in the Netherlands. Broja is contracted at Chelsea until the end of next season but the Blues want to offer him an extended deal after his impressive contribution for Vitesse.
Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin
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Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin

The French midfielder featured 24 times while on loan with the Bundesliga club this season Matteo Guendouzi's season is over after Hertha Berlin confirmed that the midfielder suffered a fractured metatarsal. Guedouzi's injury occurred in Thursday's win over Freiburg, with the French midfielder forced out of the game in the 39th minute. The 22-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Arsenal, having joined Hertha Berlin in October.
Elliott tells Liverpool he’s ‘100 per cent’ ready for first team after productive Blackburn loan
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Elliott tells Liverpool he’s ‘100 per cent’ ready for first team after productive Blackburn loan

Harvey Elliott is "100 per cent confident" that he can earn a regular role at Liverpool next season, with the talented 18-year-old proving in a loan spell at Blackburn that he is ready to shine for his parent club. The classy playmaker, who took 26th spot on Goal's 2021 NXGN list, was allowed to leave Anfield in October 2020 as Jurgen Klopp sought to get important minutes into the hottest of prospects. Elliott has starred during a stint in the Championship, earning an EFL Young Player of the Year nomination, and believes he is now capable of adding to the nine competitive appearances that have already been taken in with Liverpool.
Nigerian Senate invites Monguno, Zainab, other over N7.5bn withdrawal from treasury
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Nigerian Senate invites Monguno, Zainab, other over N7.5bn withdrawal from treasury

They are National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, and Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris. The Red Chamber of the National Assembly is seeking answers on secret withdrawal of N7.5billion from the treasury. The money is two percent of the National Automotive Council Design & Development Council (NADDC) levy account domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). NADDC Director General, Jelani Tukur said the agency had written to Ahmed and Idris for clarifications. He mentioned the withdrawal of N3.7billion as loan to NAFCON, withdrawal of N3.8billion for security personnel car loan scheme, and another withdrawal of N2.3billion as loan to Steyrs Nigeria Limited. The DG said a letter of reminder was sent to Niger Insuranc...
Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean
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Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean

Juventus is so desperate to re-sign former striker Moise Kean and will offer Everton four first-team players, according to Tuttosport. It is understood that the four players Juventus will offer Everton to force the deal are Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Merih Demiral and Douglas Costa. Kean is currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain from Everton. The 21-year-old is a product of Juventus’ academy, but the Serie A champions sold him to Everton for €30million in 2019. The Italy international left Goodison Park after just one season to join PSG on a loan deal. The forward is expected to return to Everton at the end of the season. However, PSG remains interested in making Kean’s move permanent.
Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal
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Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal

  Arsenal has been dealt a blow, with Real Madrid not interested in offloading Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal, Marca reports. Odegaard joined the Gunners on loan in January 2021. The Norway captain has impressed during his short spell at the Emirates and Arsenal are believed to be keen on keeping him ahead of next season. However, Real is also happy with how the 22-year-old has performed in England and wants to bring him back. That will apparently see Odegaard given a chance at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future. Before leaving Madrid, he only made 11 first-team appearances for the club to date.
Lingard: Southgate advised me on loan move to West Ham from Manchester United
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Lingard: Southgate advised me on loan move to West Ham from Manchester United

The 28-year-old was told by his England boss that he would be better off staying in the Premier League if he left Old Trafford Jesse Lingard has said England boss Gareth Southgate advised him to join West Ham on loan from Manchester United. Lingard did not log a single Premier League appearance for the Red Devils in 2020-21 before he made a temporary switch to West Ham in January. The 28-year-old has hit the ground running with the Hammers, tallying five goals and two assists in his first seven Premier League games to earn a recall to the England squad.  
Arsenal Star, Ainsley Maitland-Niles tells Arteta his Best Position
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Arsenal Star, Ainsley Maitland-Niles tells Arteta his Best Position

  Arsenal loanee, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, has admitted he prefers to play in central midfield. The 23-year-old is currently on loan at West Brom from Arsenal. Maitland-Niles was struggling for playing time under Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, earlier this season. The player had started just five times in the Premier League for Arteta’s side before he joined West Brom in the January transfer window. The England international has played in several positions since making his breakthrough at the Gunners, but he has been given a chance to impress in central midfield under West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce. However, Maitland-Niles has now revealed that he is keen to get more game time in that position because he feels comfortable in the central midfield. “Versatility ...
Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk
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Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk

The Anfield academy graduate had been hoping to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan in the Championship, but saw a summer move blocked Nat Phillips admits he was feeling “disappointed” with life at Liverpool before an unexpected break came his way, with the defender seeing a loan move to the Championship blocked in the summer. Opportunities at Anfield were few and far between for the 23-year-old when another campaign began on Merseyside, with Jurgen Klopp having a number of international centre-halves at his disposal. Phillips expected that situation to lead to his exit, but no transfer took place and frustration was mounting for the Reds academy graduate when a string of unfortunate injuries played into his hands.
Moses rates Warnock higher than Mourinho as ex-Chelsea boss is left off list of winger’s top coaches
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Moses rates Warnock higher than Mourinho as ex-Chelsea boss is left off list of winger’s top coaches

The Nigeria international, who is currently on loan at Spartak Moscow, worked under a Portuguese coach at Stamford Bridge but saw little game time Victor Moses considers Neil Warnock and Roberto Martinez to be better managers than Jose Mourinho, with the Nigerian leaving a Portuguese tactician he has previously worked with at Chelsea off his list of top coaches. Mourinho gave Moses few opportunities at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2015, with loan moves to Liverpool and Stoke sanctioned. That snub has not been forgotten by a man who remains tied to the Blues – with a stint at Spartak Moscow being taken in this season – and one who has found greater enjoyment working under bosses at Crystal Palace and Wigan.
Todibo says Barcelona struggles are ‘not my problem’ as defender seeks permanent transfer
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Todibo says Barcelona struggles are ‘not my problem’ as defender seeks permanent transfer

The Frenchman is currently on loan at Nice, having struggled to make an impact in Spain, and admits to paying little attention to events at Camp Nou Jean-Clair Todibo admits to paying little attention to goings on at Barcelona after being sent out on loan again, with the defender, who is seeking a permanent transfer in the summer, saying that struggles at Camp Nou in 2020-21 are “not my problem”. The French centre-half was considered to be a hot prospect when snapped up by the Blaugrana from Toulouse in 2019, but little game time has been seen for – leading to loan moves being made elsewhere. Todibo is currently back in his homeland at Nice and admits that he would like to see a deal done that prevents him from having to head back to Catalunya at the end of the current campaign....
Arteta hopes Arsenal can take ‘relationship forward’ with loan star Odegaard
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Arteta hopes Arsenal can take ‘relationship forward’ with loan star Odegaard

The Norwegian midfielder has made a positive start at Arsenal since joining on loan from Real Madrid Mikel Arteta has hinted Arsenal would like to turn Martin Odegaard’s loan at Arsenal into a permanent arrangement. The Norwegian midfielder joined the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid towards the end of the January transfer window. Odegaard has made a promising start to life in north London - so much so that Arteta said he has the potential to become one of the best players in the world - and the Gunners coach is hopeful of being able to persuade the player to remain at Arsenal.
Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Premier side, Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus. Fulham said he brief statement that Serbian international's absence in the team's 2-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night was due to a positive Coronavirus test. This means, the club will be without the Serbian striker for their next two league games against Burnley on Wednesday and their home clash against bottom club Sheffield United on Saturday as they continue to battle out of the relegation zone. In July 2018,  Mitrovic joined Fulham in a five-year contract after a successful loan spell from Newcastle United
Olsen ‘crossing his fingers’ that he will earn permanent move to Everton
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Olsen ‘crossing his fingers’ that he will earn permanent move to Everton

The Swedish goalkeeper has expressed his desire to remain at Goodison Park beyond the expiration of his loan deal from Roma Robin Olsen says he's "crossing his fingers" that he will earn a permanent move to Everton. Olsen arrived at Goodison Park on a season-long loan from Roma back in October, with the Toffees moving for the 31-year-old to provide extra competition for first-choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The Swede has seen more minutes than he might have initially expected amid Pickford's struggles for form and fitness, and he would now like to extend his stay on Merseyside beyond the summer.
New signing Josh Maja gives Fulham teeth in relegation battle
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New signing Josh Maja gives Fulham teeth in relegation battle

The Cottagers have struggled for goals in their survival bid, but should find some reprieve - and menace - in the former Sunderland striker Wednesday night would have served as very instructive viewing for new Fulham signing Josh Maja. On transfer deadline day, the former England youth international joined the London club on loan from Girondins de Bordeaux until the end of the season. With little turnaround time, it was always unlikely he would be chucked into the deep end right away. However, he got a fairly quick chance to see his new side in action, and get a proper feel for the magnitude of the challenge ahead. In a tight game, visiting Leicester went ahead in the first half, and then comfortably held Fulham at arm’s length for the duration of the second to record a 2-...
COVID-19: Atletico Striker, Dembele Tests Positive
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COVID-19: Atletico Striker, Dembele Tests Positive

Atletico striker, Moussa Dembele has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease. His club in a statement released on Thursday said the squad underwent testing on Wednesday, from which “Moussa Dembele’s result came back positive. According to the statement, Dembele is currently isolating in his home while strictly complying to the recommendations by health officials. “Moussa Dembele had a positive result for the coronavirus infection after the squad underwent a PCR test. “The striker remains isolated at his home, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities and La Liga protocol,” the statement said. Dembele joined Atletico on loan in January from Lyon until the end of the season but is yet to make an appearance for the La Liga leaders. ...
Tuchel explains why Chelsea kept wonderkids Gilmour and Anjorin instead of loaning them out
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Tuchel explains why Chelsea kept wonderkids Gilmour and Anjorin instead of loaning them out

The previous manager was famed for giving academy youngsters a chance and the German coach is hoping to continue that trend Chelsea had loan offers for both Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin on transfer deadline day but Thomas Tuchel admits that he wanted to keep them after seeing them in training. Gilmour was open to a loan move as he is keen for first-team minute in order to bolster his chances of making Scotland's squad for Euro 2020, which will now take place in the summer of 2021. However, Tuchel was impressed by the youngster, along with Anjorin, who increasingly found himself training with the first team under the previous manager Frank Lampard. “That was maybe the most comfortable transfer period in my life as a professional coach,” Tuchel told reporters. “I was in only a fe...
Chelsea Confirm Deal for Wakely, Mothersille Ahead of Tottenham Clash
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Chelsea Confirm Deal for Wakely, Mothersille Ahead of Tottenham Clash

Chelsea has confirmed that Jack Wakely and Malik Mothersille have left Stamford Bridge to join Brighton and Derby County respectively ahead of their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspurs on Thursday. The West London club disclosed this in a statement via its website on Transfer deadline day. The statement read: “Jack Wakely will spend the rest of the current season with Brighton’s Under-23s. “Wakely has progressed through the age groups at Chelsea’s Academy since joining as an Under-9 and developed into a versatile defender. “Malik Mothersille has moved on loan to Derby County to be part of their academy squad. “The 17-year-old forward, who can play in several positions in attack, has appeared for Chelsea’s youth team this season and scored his ...
Oladapo Afolayan Joins Bolton Wanderers on Loan From West Ham Until the End of Season
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Oladapo Afolayan Joins Bolton Wanderers on Loan From West Ham Until the End of Season

England-born Nigerian footballer, Oladapo Afolayan has joined Bolton on loan from West Ham until the end of the season. The 23-year-old striker made a goalscoring debut for the Hammers last month in a 4-0 victory against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup and is understood to have been recommended to the League Two side by ex-skipper Kevin Nolan. “We are really pleased to have brought in Dapo,” said Wanderers boss Ian Evatt. “He’s quick, strong and technical and a very exciting attacking talent who can play all along the front three.” Afolayan joined West Ham from Solihull Moors in 2018, having spent his youth at a multitude of clubs: Harrow St Marys, Chelsea, Toronto FC, Barnet, Tooting & Mitcham United, and Toronto Varsity Blues. He also spent time on loan at Oldham and Mans...
Newcastle Signs Arsenal’s Joe Willock On Loan
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Newcastle Signs Arsenal’s Joe Willock On Loan

Newcastle have signed Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock on loan while full-back DeAndre Yedlin has completed a move to Turkish side Galatasaray. Willock, 21, has featured as a substitute for the Gunners in recent months and last started a Premier League game in November. Yedlin, 27, was surplus to requirements as Newcastle have two other right-backs in Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth. The United States defender joined the Magpies from Tottenham in 2016. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has also confirmed interest in Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury. Yedlin made six Premier League appearances this season and played 125 times for the club in total. Bruce said: "Quite simply we have had three right-backs at the club now and DeAndre is suited to wing-back. It’s been no secret ...
Odion Ighalo’s New Club Revealed
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Odion Ighalo’s New Club Revealed

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has agreed to a permanent deal with Saudi Arabian side, Al-Shabab, Sky Sports reports. Ighalo’s move to Al-Shabab is subject to passing medical and agreeing personal terms. His loan spell at Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua came to an end on January 31, 2021. The Nigerian forward was due to return to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, but they have given him permission to speak to Al-Shabab. The transfer window in Saudi Arabia will be closed on February 7, 2021. Ighalo netted five goals in 23 appearances in all competitions for Man United during his loan spells at Old Trafford. He only made two starts this season since Edinson Cavani joined Man United from PSG in October. The 31-year-old confirmed his departure ...
Swansea City confirm loan signing of USMNT forward Morris from Seattle Sounders
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Swansea City confirm loan signing of USMNT forward Morris from Seattle Sounders

The 26-year-old will join the Swans on a temporary basis, with the Championship club holding an option to purchase Swansea City have announced the signing of Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris on loan for the remainder of the season. The Championship side will have an option to purchase the 26-year-old at the end of the current campaign. Morris signed with the Sounders prior to the 2016 season and has gone on to become one of the best attacking players in MLS.
AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea with £26m option to buy
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AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea with £26m option to buy

The 23-year-old defender will join Stefano Pioli's side in their Serie A title challenge after coming through the Blues' youth academy AC Milan have completed the signing of Fikayo Tomori on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. The centre-back has struggled for regular game time at Stamford Bridge this campaign, and moves to the Serie A leaders as they aim to end Juventus' dominance of the Italian domestic league. Tomori heads to San Siro until at least the end of the 2020-21 campaign, with a €30 million (£26m/$36.5m) option included if Milan wish to buy the England international defender in the summer.
Arsenal ‘Make Loan Approach’ For Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal ‘Make Loan Approach’ For Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

  Arsenal have made a loan offer for Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard as he searches for regular first-team football. Odegaard has expressed his desire to leave the club in a bid for minutes under his belt having played just seven La Liga games this season. And with Arsenal recently offloading Mesut Ozil, Sky Sports say Mikel Arteta has approached the Spanish giants over a short-term deal. Arteta wants him on loan for the rest of the season which will give the midfielder and his side to figure out his long-term future. The 22-year-old wasn't included in his side's humiliating Copa del Rey upset to Alcoyano on Wednesday with a move away on the cards. Manchester United are reportedly also keeping tabs on the Danish international. Dani Ceballos, who's on loan from Re...
FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line
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FG Awaits $5.3 Billion Chinese Loan For Ibadan-kano Rail Line

The federal government will begin work on the construction of the Ibadan-Kano rail project as soon as the Chinese government approves the sum of $5.3bn loan application, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said. Amaechi, stated this as a guest of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Weekend Deal Programme, monitored by our correspondent in Abuja. He said: “We are waiting for the Chinese government and bank to approve the $5.3bn to construct the Ibadan-Kano. What was approved a year ago was the contract. “The moment I announced that the federal government had awarded a contract of $5.3bn to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC to construct Ibadan-Kano; they assumed the money had come in. No! “Up till now, we have not gotten the money a yea...
Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season
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Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season

Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season, the clubs announced on Wednesday. Getafe, who have dropped to 16th in La Liga, will pay all of Alena’s wages as the 23-year-old looks to kickstart his career away from Camp Nou. “FC Barcelona and Getafe CF have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Carles Alena until the end of the 2020/21 season,” Barca said in a statement. Alena has long been circled as a potential star of the future after coming through at Barca’s La Masia youth academy but he has been unable to establish himself in the first team. He failed to make much of an impression during a loan spell at Real Betis last season and has made only five appearances for Barca this term under new coach Ronald Koeman. The...
Mbappe reaches 100 goals for PSG with strike against Montpellier
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Mbappe reaches 100 goals for PSG with strike against Montpellier

The 21-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 giants in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before making the transfer permanent the following year Kylian Mbappe’s strike against Montpellier on Saturday in a 3-1 win marked his century of goals for Paris Saint-Germain, placing him in some elite company. The 21-year-old only joined PSG in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before making the transfer permanent the following year, and his goals have come at an impressive rate. His first goal came against Metz on September 8 2017, his second appearance for the club in the league.
COVID-19: FG To Get $750m Loan From World Bank For States — Zainab Ahmed
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COVID-19: FG To Get $750m Loan From World Bank For States — Zainab Ahmed

The federal government is currently processing a $750 million loan from the World Bank for state governments to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among the populace. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this at the inauguration of the committee on Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery for Economic Stimulus (N-CARES), in Abuja, yesterday. She said that the administration was determined to assuage the impacts of the COVID-19 on low-income earners who form the bulk of the Nigerian population. Her words, “The diverse and severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the world with significant consequences on informal businesses, and households that survive on daily income and the peasant farmers who depend on their farm produce to surviv...
$1.2 Billion Brazil Loan:  PDP Taunts Buhari Over Reckless Borrowing
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$1.2 Billion Brazil Loan: PDP Taunts Buhari Over Reckless Borrowing

The @OfficialPDPNig is alarmed by fresh plans by President @MBuhari to further mortgage our nation through an additional $1.2 billion loan from Brazil despite the public outcry against the accumulation of loans from China and other foreign interests. The PDP cautions the @MBuhari Presidency not to further weaken our nation and using nebulous agricultural programmes as justification for further accumulation of foreign loans, without clear terms and conditions, to the detriment of the poor masses and generations yet unborn. The party further warns that the loan request, if approved by the @nassnigeria, will exacerbate our nation’s debt burden, mortgage our agricultural sector, weaken our investment capacity and worsen our food security challenge. Our party invites Nigerians to not...
FG Seeks Fresh $1.2 Billion Loan From Brazil
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FG Seeks Fresh $1.2 Billion Loan From Brazil

The Federal Government is seeking a $ 1 .2 bn external borrowing from China to finance agricultural programmes in the 2021 budget . A request for approval has also been transmitted to the National Assembly . The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance in Abuja on Tuesday to defend the budget proposed by her ministry , made this known . Ahmed disclosed that the Federal Government sent a request to the National Assembly to approve the loan from the Brazilian government to address issues in the agriculture value chain as Nigeria . Ahmed also said the Federal Government would acquire 100, 000 hectares of land in each state for food production, adding that link roads would be built in suc...
“Next Time Take A Loan From A Brain Bank”- Dino Melaye Lambasts Roman Goddess As He Accepts Her Apology
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“Next Time Take A Loan From A Brain Bank”- Dino Melaye Lambasts Roman Goddess As He Accepts Her Apology

Former Kogi state senator, Dino Melaye has accepted the apology from the Instagram model, Roman Goddess, over the controversial hotel video which she shared online last weekend. Recall that Roman Goddess had taken to social media to share videos of her visiting Dino Melaye who she described as her "uncle and daddy" in a hotel. Following the controversy that trailed the video, Roman Goddess took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, October 7, to apologize to the former lawmaker. She also stated that she wasn't trying to jeopardize his image as a public figure. Well, this morning, Dino accepted her apology while advising her to ''take a loan from brain bank''
Chelsea Midfielder Bakayoko Undergoes Napoli Medical Before Loan Move
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Chelsea Midfielder Bakayoko Undergoes Napoli Medical Before Loan Move

Chelsea’s French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko arrived in Rome on Sunday for a medical ahead of a loan move to Napoli, according to multiple media reports in Italy. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Monaco, having played for AC Milan during the 2018-2019 season, then coached by Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso. Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea in 2017 after three seasons with Monaco, will undergo medical tests in the Italian capital before a one-season loan move. Napoli is expected to take on two million euros ($2.3 million) of the player’s annual 3.5 million salary, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Bakayoko, who has one cap for France, will join up with his new teammates on Monday morning.
AC Milan Sign Dalot From Man United As Full-back Moves On Season-long Loan
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AC Milan Sign Dalot From Man United As Full-back Moves On Season-long Loan

AC Milan have completed the signing of Diogo Dalot on loan from Manchester United. The 21-year-old full-back joined the Red Devils from Porto in 2018 in a deal worth £19 million ($24m) but he has been unable to seal a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team, making 35 appearances and scoring just one goal in all competitions. Hailed by then-United boss Jose Mourinho as "the best full-back in Europe" in his age group after completing the move to England, the Portugal Under 21 international struggled to get going at Old Trafford but reiterated his desire to succeed at the club in June, *He said: "It feels good to start feeling confident again and feeling comfortable with my fitness. I'm going to push hard and make sure that I deserve to play here. That's why I signed to come he...
I prefer my team to be champions than score 100 goals – Samatta on Fenerbahce goal
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I prefer my team to be champions than score 100 goals – Samatta on Fenerbahce goal

  The Tanzanian star found the back of the net for the first time in the colours of the Yellow Canaries Mbwana Samatta is not getting carried away by his fantastic performance which saw him net a brace in Fenerbahce’s 2-1 win over Fatih Karagumruk in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday, but is rather focused on the result. The 27-year-old is currently on loan from Premier League side Aston Villa and having made his debut for the Yellow Canaries in the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray last week, was thrust into the starting XI and gave Fener the lead in the 24th minute with the assist coming from Caner Erkin. The former Genk man increased the lead in the 68th minute and was substituted in the 84th minute for ex-Newcastle United and Senegal striker Papiss Cisse. Six minutes ...
Tottenham Complete Loan Signing Of Vinicius From Benfica
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Tottenham Complete Loan Signing Of Vinicius From Benfica

Tottenham have completed the signing of 25-year-old Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Benfica. As reported by Goal on Thursday, the deal contains an option for Spurs to sign him outright for £41 million ($53m) at the end of the season. Spurs will pay an initial loan fee of €3m, which would be deducted from the final price if Jose Mourinho decides to make his move permanent. *Vinicius was the joint-top goalscorer in the Primeira Liga in 2019-20, scoring 24 goals in 47 games in all competitions. Last season was a breakthrough campaign for him, after being signed from Napoli for €16m (£15m/$19m) following loan spells at Rio Ave and Monaco. Mourinho will be hoping Vinicius can provide competition and a much-needed rotation option for Harry Kane. Previou...
Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan
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Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga away on-loan. The Sun says Chelsea are ready to send Kepa out on loan after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice. While Chelsea insisted no decision has yet been taken on Kepa's future, it is understood that Frank Lampard will assent to the Spaniard leaving on loan before next month's deadline. Kepa, 25, has struggled to live up to the world record £71m fee Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao to land him as Thibaut Courtois' replacement in 2018. He fell out of favour last term after a series of high-profile errors before the lockdown. And while the Spaniard regained his place at the outset of Project Restart, he lost it again to Willy Caballero for the FA Cup semi-final and Final.
Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig
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Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig

The Spaniard is viewed as a future prospect at Camp Nou but his short-term future could lie elsewhere Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has told Riqui Puig he should leave the club on loan. Puig, 21, has been linked with a move from Barca, and played no part in Saturday's 1-0 Joan Gamper Trophy win over Elche at Camp Nou. The young midfielder joined La Masia in 2013 and made his La Liga debut in early 2019 before making 12 appearances in all competitions for the first-team last season.  
‘Bale could have sat on his backside playing golf every day’ – Spurs return for Real Madrid outcast backed by Hartson
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‘Bale could have sat on his backside playing golf every day’ – Spurs return for Real Madrid outcast backed by Hartson

The former Wales international is pleased to see his fellow countryman heading back to the Premier League, saying his quality is beyond questioning Gareth Bale heading back to the Premier League at Tottenham is a good move for all concerned, says John Hartson, as the Wales international could have “sat on his backside in Madrid playing golf every day”. The 31-year-old forward is closing in on a deal that will see him head back to familiar surroundings on an initial loan deal. A return to English football has been mooted for some time, with Manchester United and Chelsea having been heavily linked with a proven performer in the past. Spurs have, however, moved to the front of the transfer queue due to their strong emotional and professional ties with Bale.
Hairstylist Calls Out Yaa Jackson For Refusing To Pay Loan Wig
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Hairstylist Calls Out Yaa Jackson For Refusing To Pay Loan Wig

A Ghanaian hairstylist has called out Yaa Jackson for refusing to honour her part of the bargain. Apparently, Yaa Jackson has refused to pay for a wig she loaned at her shop worth GHC 600. Taken to social media, Obroni Beauty Palace has exposed and disgraced Yaa Jackson. According to her, musician cum actress Yaa Jackson came to her shop with smelly hair but she kept quiet, treating her as a potential customer who had come to make her hands full. Instead, Yaa Jackson fixed the hair without paying. She noted Yaa Jackson only paid GHC 20 out of the GHC50 for fontal. The rest hasn’t been paid. She wrote, “@yaajackson4 you brought this stupid her to my end, smelling extremely bad but I didn’t wanted to tell you cos I thought you were going to put something down on my table b...
Federal Govt announces plans to spend $2.3b on 7,000Mw power generation
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Federal Govt announces plans to spend $2.3b on 7,000Mw power generation

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba has revealed that the Federal Government plans to spend about $2.3 billion in the first phase of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) project, aimed at increasing the nation’s power transmission capacity to 7,000megawatts (Mw).   According to Agba, the objective was to increase the transmission capacity from the current level of just over 5,000Mw to 7,000Mw thereby drawing the country closer to it's the electricity-reliance goal. “The PPI is structured into various three phases, aimed at increasing power delivered to Nigerians to 7GW in first phase, 11GW in the second phase and 25GW in third phase." Agba said during the Nigerian Energy Forum (NEF 2020) Webinar in Lagos, tagged: Energy Solution for Sustainable Recovery. “The...
NFL star, Josh Bellamy arrested for allegedly obtaining $1.2M in COVID-relief fraud scheme
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NFL star, Josh Bellamy arrested for allegedly obtaining $1.2M in COVID-relief fraud scheme

Former New York Jets wide receiver, Josh Bellamy has been arrested for his alleged role in a $24 million scheme to receive illegal loans intended for Coronavirus relief. Bellamy, 31, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. He allegedly received more than $1.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for his company Drip Entertainment LLC, according to the Justice Department.   The NFL star was arrested on Thursday, September 10, just two days after he was released from the Jets' physically unable to perform list due to shoulder injury.   According to the Justice Department, Bellamy spent more than $62,000 in loan money at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida. He ...
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo joins Galatasaray on loan from Stoke City
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Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo joins Galatasaray on loan from Stoke City

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan from Stoke City. The 24-year-old who will spend the 2020/21 campaign at the Turkish club, was unveiled on Wednesday, September 9 after undergoing his medicals. “Galatasaray Sportif A.?. informed the Public Disclosure Platform that an agreement was reached for the transfer of professional football player Oghenekaro Etebo until the end of the season,” the club revealed on its website. “We welcome Oghenekaro Etebo to our club and wish him a successful season under the Galatasaray jersey.” On joining the Turkish side, Etebo told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to come to such a big and historic club. I thank our president and our vice presidents for their warm welcome. I really felt...
Fulham sign Areola on loan from PSG after Real Madrid spell
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Fulham sign Areola on loan from PSG after Real Madrid spell

The 27-year-old made nine total appearances while serving as the back-up to Thibaut Courtois last term Fulham have announced the signing of France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old will spend the 2020-21 season with the newly promoted side, who will hold an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season. Areola joins the Cottagers after spending last season on loan with Real Madrid, where he made nine total appearances while serving as the back-up to Thibaut Courtois.
Galatasaray confirms loan negotiations for Etebo
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Galatasaray confirms loan negotiations for Etebo

Galatasaray have made public their interest in signing Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo. The club confirmed in a social media post on Tuesday that they have begun negotiations with Stoke City over the future of the player. Etebo has agreed to terms with the former Turkish Super Lig champions and he’s expected to put pen to paper in the new few hours. “Official negotiations with the football player and club Stoke City FC have started regarding the temporary transfer of professional footballer Oghenekaro Peter Etebo to our club,” the club tweeted. Galatasaray is reportedly interested in signing Etebo on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. Etebo who is 24-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at LaLiga club Getafe and he’s ...
Chelsea defender Tomori considering Everton move as Toffees eye season-long loan
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Chelsea defender Tomori considering Everton move as Toffees eye season-long loan

The defender started the last season well but his progress ground to a halt later in the year, leading to a possible loan move away Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is considering a move to Everton, who are looking at a season-long loan deal for the 22-year-old. The centre-back has further dropped down the pecking order at Chelsea following the signing of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain. Tomori had a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge last season under Frank Lampard, but ultimately lost his place towards the end of the campaign and did not play in a competitive match after February.
Angelino returns to RB Leipzig on loan from Man City with obligation to buy
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Angelino returns to RB Leipzig on loan from Man City with obligation to buy

The 23-year-old will return to the Bundesliga outfit after impressing on loan in the second half of last season RB Leipzig have secured the loan signing of left-back Angelino from Manchester City, who returns after spending the second half of last season with the Bundesliga outfit. The 23-year-old will spend the entire 2020-21 campaign on loan with Leipzig and will potentially stay on a permanent basis. The season-long loan will include an appearance-based obligation to buy for an €18 million (£16m/$21m) fee.
Khouma Babacar: Alanyaspor sign Senegal and Sassuolo forward
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Khouma Babacar: Alanyaspor sign Senegal and Sassuolo forward

The 27-year-old Senegal international has teamed up with the Bahcesehir Okulları Stadium outfit temporarily Turkish Super Lig side Alanyaspor have announced the signing of Khouma Babacar on loan from Italian club Sassuolo. The Senegal international signed a year-and-half loan contract with the Bahcesehir Okulları Stadium outfit after successful medicals on Thursday. Alanyaspor also have an option of signing the 27-year-old permanently on the condition of satisfactory performances from the centre-forward.
Southgate supports Henderson’s Manchester United decision
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Southgate supports Henderson’s Manchester United decision

The Three Lions boss believes he would have made the same call as the young shot-stopper and returned to Old Trafford for the new campaign England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Dean Henderson to remain at Manchester United and challenge David de Gea for the number one goalkeeping role. Henderson has returned to Old Trafford after impressing on loan at Sheffield United last season, his exploits earning a new five-year contract in Manchester. The 23-year-old, who has been included in Southgate's squad for England's Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Denmark, is in line to compete with United star De Gea for starting honours.

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