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Gremio closing in on deal for Juventus attacking midfielder Douglas Costa
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Gremio closing in on deal for Juventus attacking midfielder Douglas Costa

The Brazilian is on the brink of sealing a return to his boyhood club after an unsuccessful loan spell back at Bayern Munich Brazilian side Gremio are closing in on a deal to sign attacking midfielder Douglas Costa from Juventus, Goal can confirm. An agreement is expected to be reached in the next two to three days that will see Costa's Juventus contract terminated a year early, freeing him up to return to his homeland. The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at Juventus and has endured an unsuccessful spell on loan at Bayern Munich this season, with the German side already announcing their intention not to seek a renewal or permanent move.
Cavani Clarifies news on Man Utd Exit
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Cavani Clarifies news on Man Utd Exit

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

  New Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has given the club the name of the player to sign this summer transfer window. Recall that Mourinho agreed to a three-year contract with Roma on Tuesday. The 58-year-old Portuguese will remain at Roma until the 2024 season. Football Italia said Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic is one of the key names that Mourinho has given the Roma board as he starts to draw up transfer plans ahead of next season. Matic has played twice under Mourinho at Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. The Serbian international is trusted by Mourinho and is said to be more suited to Italian Serie A, where his tactical awareness and composure on the ball will be more appreciated. His current contract at Man United expires in 2023. Speaking on a...
Transfer: Manchester United Shortlist Ndidi, two Others to Replace Pogba at Old Trafford
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Transfer: Manchester United Shortlist Ndidi, two Others to Replace Pogba at Old Trafford

  Manchester United has shortlisted Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, and two other players to replace Paul Pogba at Old Trafford should the midfielder decide to leave the club this summer transfer window. Recall that Man United are prepared to sell Pogba at the end of the season if he fails to sign a new deal. However, according to Sunday Mirror, Man United have now lined up three replacements for the France international, which include Ndidi, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. Pogba will enter the final year of his contract with Man United this summer, and an agreement between the two parties has not yet been reached. The 28-year-old publicly stated his desire to leave Man United nearly two years ago, but he failed to secure a move away from t...
Carragher Identifies Players Man United Should sign to Replace Martial
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Carragher Identifies Players Man United Should sign to Replace Martial

  Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has told Manchester United to sign two players this summer, one of which will replace France international, Anthony Martial. The former England defender said United must sign a centre-back and a centre forward, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are “not that far away” from becoming Premier League title contenders. Carragher noted that Man United need just a couple of new signings to challenge for major trophies next season. He also raised doubts over Anthony Martial’s future at Man United, claiming that the Frenchman is not good enough to lead the club to major honours. “I think they could maybe improve at centre-back but they need a young Cavani, basically. That’s what the club needs,” Carragher told the Sky Sports. “The...
Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard ‘Too Expensive For Arsenal To Sign Permanently’
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Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard ‘Too Expensive For Arsenal To Sign Permanently’

Arsenal will not be able to afford to sign Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis, according to journalist Christian Falk. The Norway captain has been nursing an ankle problem in recent weeks, but he has made a positive impression in North London since arriving on loan in January. The Gunners have understandably been linked with a permanent move for Odegaard as they look to bolster their creative options, but Falk does not expect the 22-year-old to don the red and white jersey next season. Speaking to BILD, Falk explained that Arsenal would "probably like to keep" Odegaard at the club beyond the end of the current season, the playmaker would prove "too expensive" for the Gunners to keep. As a result, Falk adds that Arsenal could instead turn their attentio...
I Will Sign Ronaldo again Tomorrow – Juventus Chief, Agnelli
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I Will Sign Ronaldo again Tomorrow – Juventus Chief, Agnelli

Juventus Chairman, Andrea Agnelli,has said that the club will not hesitate to sign Cristiano Ronaldo again if the need be. He said that Ronaldo’s presence alone has “guaranteed” the other clubs in Serie A €4 million in extra revenue. The Italian champions spent £99m ($138m) to sign Ronaldo from Real Madrid in 2018 in the hope that he could help them win the Champions League. Despite scoring over 30 goals for the team this season, the former Manchester United star has been criticised for allegedly holding back the rest of the team. The Juve chairman told Corriere dello Sport and La Repubblica: “Wrong to take Ronaldo? Never. “I would do it again tomorrow. And Pirlo too. Stability allows us to follow the path of growth by investing in young players and coaches even at their...
UEFA To Sign A $7.2Bn Deal With Centricus To Stop European Super League
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UEFA To Sign A $7.2Bn Deal With Centricus To Stop European Super League

UEFA is in discussions with Centricus Asset Management over a €6 billion ($7.2 billion) financing package to overhaul its flagship football tournament and stop plans for a new breakaway Super League, according to people familiar with the matter. The Switzerland-based sporting body is working with Centricus on a plan to fund a new-look UEFA Champions League tournament, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information. Negotiations are currently ongoing between UEFA and London based Centricus, according to the people. A representative for Centricus declined to comment, while a spokesperson for UEFA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. It comes as UEFA prepares to battle with a new Super League that could mark the biggest upheaval o...
Tonto Dikeh Calls On Nigerians To Sign The Petition To Reduce Akuapem Poloo’s Sentences
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Tonto Dikeh Calls On Nigerians To Sign The Petition To Reduce Akuapem Poloo’s Sentences

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has called on Nigerians to help sign the petition to reduce Akuapem Poloo‘s sentence after condemning her actions morally. Tonto Dikeh in a post said she doesn’t support Akuapem Poloo on what she did but then sentencing her to jail and also taking her away from her son is also not right hence called on Nigerians to support by signing the petition. According to Tonto Dikeh, what Akuapem Poloo did by posing nude with her son is morally wrong and is something she herself wouldn’t do but then it didn’t hurt the child in question therefore the sentence is too huge. Adding that they are rather hurting the child by separating him from his mother and not protecting him, therefore, pleaded with Nigerians to support Ghanaians to help plead with the President to...
Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele
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Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele

  Liverpool is prepared to spend big to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele” to replace Sadio Mane, Fichajes.net reports. Mane has not enjoyed his best season so far, scoring only 12 times in all competitions. The Senegal forward has netted just five times in 2021, as the Reds exited all competitions. Liverpool are now considering cashing in on 29-year-old Mane in the summer, despite his contract still having two years to run. And Dembele is the man being lined up to replace him. The France winger, 23, has just one year left on his Barcelona contract, but recently admitted that talks over a new deal at the Nou Camp still haven’t begun. Dembele has scored 10 goals this season for Barca, but has failed to impress since he joined from Borussia Dortmund.
Paul Pogba Signs Deal With Amazon Prime To Make Documentary About His Life Called ‘The Pogmentary’
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Paul Pogba Signs Deal With Amazon Prime To Make Documentary About His Life Called ‘The Pogmentary’

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba will be the subject of a brand new Amazon documentary series called 'The Pogmentary' - featuring unprecedented access into his life off the pitch. It has been confirmed that the 28-year-old has signed a deal with the tech giants, who will provide "a unique and intimate look at Pogba's life" set to release next year. The original series will likely focus on his departure and return to Manchester United, as well as France's World Cup win in 2018. The docu-series will also explore his influence on the game as well as interviews with family and friends - not to mention previously unreleased footage from his childhood. "Paul Pogba is one of the most prominents talents of his time, so we are thrilled to be collaborating with him ...
Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players
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Champions League: Tuchel to sell Ziyech, four other Chelsea players

  Chelsea is prepared to include Hakim Ziyech as part of a deal to sign Jules Kounde from Seville, according to AS. Although the Blues have kept a lot of clean sheets under Thomas Tuchel, he is still looking to sign a new centre-back this summer. Chelsea has already been linked with Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule, RB Leipzig’s Ibrahim Konate and Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez. However, 22-year-old Kounde is the defender now on Tuchel’s radar and it is believed the Premier League side are now in ‘pole position’ to land the Frenchman. Kounde has an €80 million (£69m) release clause, but Chelsea will not stump up the full buyout fee, they are hopeful that including a player or several players, as part of the deal could lower the overall cash value. Ziyech is one of ...
Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker
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Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard a target, as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Telegraph. For some time now, Leicester City have felt they had won the race to sign the 23-year-old, with a £15million agreement close to being reached. However, Arsenal have been monitoring Edouard for over a year and will look to make a move for the striker, who will have just one year remaining on his contract with Celtic this summer. Lacazette will also have just one year left on his deal this summer, and the Gunners are set to make a decision over whether he will be sold or handed a contract extension. Leicester believe they are in a strong position to sign Edouard, as Brendan Rodgers has already managed th...
Kane vs Haaland: Roy Keane Tells Man United Better Striker to Sign this Summer
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Kane vs Haaland: Roy Keane Tells Man United Better Striker to Sign this Summer

  Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has given reasons the club should rather sign Erling Haaland instead of Harry Kane. Keane picked Haaland over Kane because of the age difference between them and also the investment behind such a deal. He however, said “I wouldn’t say no to Kane either if he was the second option.” Kane’s future at Tottenham is in doubt particularly as the club look set to miss out on the top four. And 20-year-old Haaland is set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer with many top European clubs lining up for his signature. Asked first if United should sign a striker, Keane told Sky Sports: “Yes 100% because United will need one. “United want to get back to winning titles so they’ll certainly need another striker. Harry Kane, Erling Haalan...
Arsenal Set to Hijack West Ham’s Move for Lingard
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Arsenal Set to Hijack West Ham’s Move for Lingard

  Arsenal is set to hijack West Ham’s proposed move for Jesse Lingard this summer, according to The Daily Star. Lingard has rediscovered his best form under David Moyes, since leaving Manchester United on loan in January. Moyes is desperate to sign the England forward on a permanent deal when the initial agreement ends. However, Arsenal is now believed to be eyeing a swoop for Lingard. The Gunners will be prepared to pay as much as £30 million for the player, as Mikel Arteta continues his rebuild at the Emirates Stadium.
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
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Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side
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Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side

  Zidane Iqbal has become the latest youngster at Manchester United to sign a professional contract with the club. The 17-year-old is yet to feature for United’s U18s since December. However, Zidane is working his way back to full fitness and has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Granada. United, however, intends to promote Iqbal to the Under-23 squad next season as he turns 18 later this month. Iqbal had started seven times for the Under-18s before he suffered an injury in December and made his debut at that level when he was just 16 last year. Academy talents Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Elanga have all inked new deals this calendar year.
West Ham Want To Sign Jesse Lingard Permanently From Manchester United
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West Ham Want To Sign Jesse Lingard Permanently From Manchester United

West Ham are set to launch a permanent move for Jesse Lingard - but there are emerging concerns over how much Manchester United will demand for the England international. There is optimism at the London Stadium that they can pull off a successful swoop for Lingard, who has been a revelation since joining on loan in January. The 28-year-old is known to have fully enjoyed his switch to London and there is encouragement at West Ham that he will give serious consideration to staying beyond this season. The forward has been sensational since joining on loan in January, scoring six goals in eight games and assisting four times. His displays have earned him an England recall, with Lingard now a serious contender to be part of Gareth Southgate's Euros squad. West Ham are underst...
Why I Didn’t Sign Falz, Simi And Teni To Mavin Records – Don Jazzy
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Why I Didn’t Sign Falz, Simi And Teni To Mavin Records – Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy, CEO of Mavin Records, says he regrets not signing musicians like Falz, Simi, and Teni. The record producer spoke in the second part of his Black Box Interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the TV host. Don Jazzy said things didn’t work out between Falz and Mavin as the singer was affiliated with another manager. Commenting on Simi, the record label boss said the music cover contest he had staged to select new artistes didn’t single her out as a winner. “Regrets? I wish I signed Falz; Simi. Of course, the opportunity came. Don’t say I turned them down. For Falz, the working situation wasn’t just right. I run a firm that could handle almost everything he needed,” Don Jazzy said. “But I think he had like a management company set up already. It was like Tiwa Savage’s but ...
Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United
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Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United

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

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to speculations linking the club to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland after Barcelona opened talks to sign the striker. Top European sides such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona are said to have shown strong interests in the 20-year-old. But Barcelona now appear to be at the front of the queue to secure the player’s services after his father and his agent were spotted at the club yesterday. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Solskjaer was asked about the La Liga giants pursuit of the striker and whether the Norwegian youngster is a player United can afford to miss out on. The Manchester United gaffer said, “I’m focussing on the next two months. “Th...
Real Madrid Decide on Selling On-loan Arsenal Players, Ceballos, Odegaard
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Real Madrid Decide on Selling On-loan Arsenal Players, Ceballos, Odegaard

  LaLiga champions, Real Madrid, have decided to sell on-loan Arsenal stars, Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, this summer transfer window, according to The Times. Zinedine Zidane’s side needs to improve their finances if they are to compete in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer, and as a result, the Los Blancos are willing to offload both Ceballos and Odegaard at the end of the season. Real Madrid are also looking to sell Gareth Bale, Luka Jovic and Brahim Diaz, who are also out on loan. Ceballos is currently in his second season with Arsenal, having been initially signed on a one-year loan deal during former manager Unai Emery’s regime. Odegaard, in the meantime, joined Arsenal on loan in January for the remainder of this season. B...
Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign
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Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named the player the club should sign between Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Man United, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Kane and Haaland. Asked which player Man United should sign between Kane and Haaland, Scholes said on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, “He’s [Haaland] the best striker out there in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. It’s ridiculous what he’s doing. “If you sign him now, you’ll get ten years of him. “With Harry Kane, at 28, 29, he’s in the peak of his career, but you’re talking two or three years as a top-class striker. “When you get to 31, 32, you probably lose your legs a little bit, s...
Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement
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Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement

  Real Madrid could appoint club legend, Raul Gonzalez, if they are unable to convince Zinedine Zidane to sign a new contract, according to Diario AS. Zidane has just over one year left on his current deal. The Frenchman has regularly cast doubt on his future since he returned for a second spell as Los Blancos boss in 2019. While Los Blancos chiefs still hope Zidane will commit his future to the club, they have lined up two targets in case he departs. Real’s president, Florentino Perez, is keen on Raul and outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low. Low will leave his role after this summer’s European Championship, while Raul is considered the more likely candidate. Raul scored 323 goals in 741 appearances for the club during his playing days.
Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves
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Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves

  English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers could sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer, according to Express UK. According to the newspaper, this is following decisions by Real Madrid and Manchester United hierarchy not to resign the Portugal captain for their separate clubs. Ronaldo spent six seasons at Manchester United before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid. He helped the Red Devils to three straight Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League crown. But Express Sport understands that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would not want to pursue Ronaldo, with Borussia Dortmund striker, Haaland currently their priority. The report noted that Wolves have signed several clients of Ronaldo’s agent, Mendes, in recent years and the P...
‘I do with England!’ – Rashford diplomatically navigates Sancho question during Twitter Q&A
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‘I do with England!’ – Rashford diplomatically navigates Sancho question during Twitter Q&A

The Manchester United star discussed his role models among other subjects during his chat with fans Marcus Rashford has described Jadon Sancho as his favourite player in the Bundesliga, but sidestepped an attempt to lure him into acting as an agent to sign the Borussia Dortmund man for Manchester United. With a lull in club football due to the international break and Rashford absent from England duty due to injury, he opened up a Q&A on Twitter. The United star answered questions on a range of topics, and split the nation on his views on where he keeps his tomato ketchup, with Dortmund forward Sancho featuring on a couple of occasions.
Nigeria And Morocco Sign Agreement To Establish Chemicals Platform In Nigeria
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Nigeria And Morocco Sign Agreement To Establish Chemicals Platform In Nigeria

Nigeria and Morocco have signed an agreement to develop a $1.3 billion Basic Chemicals Platform in Nigeria that will produce Ammonia and various NPK and DAP fertilisers, using Nigeria’s gas reserves. We are well on our way to becoming a regional and global fertiliser power house. The new Plant when completed will complement the existing Dangote & Indorama Chemicals facilities which produce urea, ammonia & other industrial raw materials. These are in addition to dozens of fertilizer blending plants we‘ve revived under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative. I am pleased with the partnership and support of the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), and the progress they have made over the past five years. Today, we are seeing the fruits of their...
Manchester United Want to sign Torres
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Manchester United Want to sign Torres

  Manchester United are willing to sign defender, Pau Torres, from Villarreal at the end of the season, according to Manchester Evening News. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is enamored  with Torres and wants to partner Captain Harry Maguire with the Spain international in the 2021/2022 season. Solskjaer is determined to add a new centre-back in his squad whom he can rely on in fitness terms, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof proving fitness concerns occasionally so far this season. Torres has emerged as one of the stars of Unai Emery’s Villarreal this season. The 24-year-old missed out on a call-up to the Spain squad for the March internationals through injury. He has played 32 times for Villarreal this season, scoring three goals. Man United wil...
I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata
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I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata

Alvaro Morata has revealed he “came close” to suffering from depression during his time at Chelsea. The Blues paid a then club-record £58 million fee to sign Morata from Real Madrid in 2017. However, the striker struggled at Stamford Bridge, despite scoring 24 goals in 72 games. Morata left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in January 2019, before joining former club, Juventus prior to the current campaign. “I’ve never had depression and I hope I never do, but I came close,” Morata said in an interview with El Mundo. “When your head doesn’t work well, you are your worst enemy. During those times, it doesn’t matter what you do, you are always fighting against yourself. Depression is an illness just like breaking your ankle.”
‘I hope to play for Galatasaray’ – Calhanoglu reveals transfer desire
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‘I hope to play for Galatasaray’ – Calhanoglu reveals transfer desire

The Turkish midfielder is in the final months of his contract with AC Milan Hakan Calhanoglu has said his desire is to join Galatasaray at some stage in his career. The Turkish midfielder is in the final months of his contract at AC Milan, and there has been speculation about his future. It has been suggested in Italy that the 27-year-old will sign a new deal with Milan, but a move to Turkey is on the cards in the future.
Messi will play with Neymar again – Football agent
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Messi will play with Neymar again – Football agent

  Neymar’s former agent has hinted that the Paris Saint-Germain forward will play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona again. There are rumours about Messi moving over to PSG having refused to sign a new contract with Ronald Koeman’s side but Andre Cury believes Neymar will return to Barcelona instead. Cury, Neymar’s former agent, is backing Joan Laporta to arrange a reunion for the pair at Camp Nou. Cury thinks there is a far greater chance of the Brazilian star returning to the Catalan outfit than Messi leaving for PSG. “Neymar has an open door at Barcelona, their fans know he made a mistake and even he recognised it some time later,” Cury told Argentine publication El Litoral. “Two years ago, Neymar formally asked me to return to Barcelona,” adding that re-elected p...
Aguero ready to join Man City’s rivals
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Aguero ready to join Man City’s rivals

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, is ready to sign for another Premier League side, if the Citizens don’t offer him a new contract. Aguero has enjoyed a successful 10-year stint at the Etihad. However, the Argentine’s current deal is due to expire in June, and there has been little indication that fresh terms will be offered. Barcelona are believed to be leading the race to sign Aguero. He has also been tipped to return to boyhood club Independiente del Valle. But Aguero could end up joining one of City’s rivals in the Premier League, the UK Sun reports. Although the 33-year-old is keen to extend his stay with Pep Guardiola’s side, he would not rule out a move to another English side. The former Atletico Madrid man has endured a nightmare season with i...
Mbappe vs Haaland: Jamie Carragher Names Player Liverpool should sign
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Mbappe vs Haaland: Jamie Carragher Names Player Liverpool should sign

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has named the player the club should sign between Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Liverpool, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Mbappe and Haaland. Mbappe and Haaland are widely regarded as the two best young players in world football. Asked which player Liverpool should sign between Mbappe and Haaland, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I mean I have watched the clips today and I have always gone with Mbappe before, but there’s something about Haaland. “He looks mad, but in a good way. You know, when
Arsenal, FIFA Head to Court Over Transfer Fines
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Arsenal, FIFA Head to Court Over Transfer Fines

  Arsenal and FIFA are heading for a legal battle at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the Premier League side were fined for clauses inserted in players’ contracts when they were sold. The world football governing body imposed a £33,000 fine, but the Gunners have chosen to appeal and the case will be heard on Tuesday, March 16, according to the UK Sun. FIFA has deemed sell-on clauses in contracts as equal to third party ownership. Arsenal sold Chuba Akpom to PAOK and Joel Campbell to Frosinone in 2018, with sell-on clauses in both their new contracts. They would receive 30% of any future Akpom transfer from PAOK, unless it was to a British club when it would rise to 40%. The same clause was in Campbell’s contract, but it was 20% rising to 30%. Wh...
Chelsea Shortlist Three Centre-backs to Sign for Tuchel
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Chelsea Shortlist Three Centre-backs to Sign for Tuchel

  Chelsea have shortlisted a three-man centre-backs to sign for their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this summer, according to The Athletic. Tuchel is keen to bolster his backline despite an excellent defensive record since he replaced Frank Lampard last January. Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule is one of the names Chelsea is looking at. Another option being looked at is Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, who has been impressive for Diego Simeone’s men so far this season. Chelsea is also keen on RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate, with the French star also on the radar of Premier League rivals Manchester United. However, If Chelsea manages to sign one of the top-class centre-back, then they would at least offload one of their existing defenders, and Kurt Zouma is likely to be the pla...
We Fought Hard To Sign ‘Indescribable’ Bruno Fernandes At PSG – Tuchel
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We Fought Hard To Sign ‘Indescribable’ Bruno Fernandes At PSG – Tuchel

The Portugal international could have been coached by the current Chelsea manager had he moved to Ligue 1 Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he wanted to sign Bruno Fernandes at PSG before the Portugal star joined Manchester United. Chelsea are now charged with keeping the £47 million signing from Sporting quiet on Sunday at Stamford Bridge when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side visit. Antero Henrique, PSG's former sporting director, alerted then-manager Tuchel to the talents of Fernandes. Tuchel now believes that the 26-year-old is among the best players in the world. What Tuchel said about Fernandes? "With my first sporting director in Paris, Antero Henrique, a Portuguese sporting director, and he knew [Fernandes] very well," Chelsea boss Tuchel told reporters ahead of Sunday's m...
Glen Johnson Names Two Important Signings for Chelsea Under Tuchel
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Glen Johnson Names Two Important Signings for Chelsea Under Tuchel

  A former Liverpool right-back, Glen Johnson, has said that Chelsea needs to sign a top striker like Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and a younger centre-back for their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this summer if they want to become title contenders next season. Johnson, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, said this ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday. “I think they [Chelsea] needs a top, younger centre half, and they need a top striker,” Johnson told Metro UK. “Obviously, they have spent a lot of money in the wide areas and in midfield. I think they are a far better side with Giroud, and he’s the guy that they have been trying to get out of the door for the last few years. It shows you that they have tried to replace him and have ...
Mino Raiola Reveals ‘Four Clubs’ Can Afford To Sign The Dortmund Star This Summer
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Mino Raiola Reveals ‘Four Clubs’ Can Afford To Sign The Dortmund Star This Summer

The fire surrounding the Borussia Dortmund striker was further stoked by the agent of Erling Haaland, Mino Raiola, saying that four English clubs are on the shortlist of those who can afford their celebrity client; Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are the ones leading for the speculations. Erling Haaland has been linked with several big clubs since he joined Borussia Dortmund last January. In that time, the striker scored 43 goals for the German giants in the same amount of games. Unsurprisingly, Manchester City are heavily linked with Haaland, not only due to their large transfer and wage budget, but also the player’s link with the club in the form of his dad who played for the Blues between 2000-2003. Mino Raiola had an exclusive interview with the ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Admits he Tried to Sign Luis Suarez
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Admits he Tried to Sign Luis Suarez

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed he tried to sign Luis Suarez while he was coaching Paris Saint-Germain. Suarez left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer, but PSG were one of the clubs interested in signing the 33-year-old. However, the former Liverpool striker decided to remain and has quickly become a key part of Diego Simeone’s side. “It was a possibility. We heard the rumours he was about to leave Barcelona, and who cannot be interested in signing one of the best strikers in world football history and the present?” Tuchel said ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Atletico in Bucharest. “We tried our luck, we did not make it. He decided to stay in Spain, move to Atletico, and has proven his quality. “He is a natural striker, a born striker, and has...
25,000MW Deal: FG, Siemens Sign Pre-Engineering Contract
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25,000MW Deal: FG, Siemens Sign Pre-Engineering Contract

The Federal Government and Siemens have signed a contract for the pre-engineering phase of the Presidential Power Initiative that seeks to boost power generation in the country. Our correspondent gathered that the award letters were signed last Thursday by Siemens Energy Nigeria and FGN Power Company, a special purpose vehicle created by the Federal Government for the project. The Federal Government and Siemens AG had in July 2019 signed a Letter of Agreement on the Nigerian Electrification Roadmap, now Presidential Power Initiative, with the aim of ramping up electricity generation in the country to 25,000 megawatts in six years. The Federal Executive Council, on July 29, 2020, approved the payment of €15.21m (N6,940,081,465.20) offshore and N1.708bn onshore as part of Nigeri...
Jamilu Collins: Nigeria defender extends SC Paderborn contract
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Jamilu Collins: Nigeria defender extends SC Paderborn contract

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

A woman took to Twitter to reveal that a wedding guest wrapped a cutlass and gave to her sister as a gift at her wedding. "Why would someone give my sister a wrapped cutlass as a wedding gift?" She asked alongside a photo of the gift. Twitter users responded, warning that it's not a good sign. Most advised the family to return the gift if they know the giver or just throw it away. Others said it probably means nothing.
Nigerian/British Teenage Winger Shola Shoretire Signs his first Professional Contract with Manchester United
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Nigerian/British Teenage Winger Shola Shoretire Signs his first Professional Contract with Manchester United

Highly rated by Manchester United, 17 year old Shola Shoretire has signed his first professional deal with the club after starring for the Under-23s this season The teenage sensation rejected advances from PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona to sign for Manchester United. Shoretire posting on Instagram wrote: 'It's a dream come true to sign my first professional contract for my boyhood club! Such a proud day for me and my family. 'Thank you to everyone at the club and to my family who have helped me get to this moment. Hard work continues!' A statement from the Reds Devils says; 'The 17-year-old will be looking to hone his talents behind the scenes and continue his development at the Red Devils in the coming months and years'.
EPL: David Alaba Gives Condition to Sign for Chelsea
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EPL: David Alaba Gives Condition to Sign for Chelsea

Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba, has given a condition to sign for Chelsea this summer transfer window. Alaba will join Chelsea at the end of the season if the Premier League giants pay him around £20million-a-year. The Telegraph reports that Alaba has asked for close to £400,000-a-week to move to the West London club from Bayern. That would make Alaba Chelsea’s highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge, with N’Golo Kante, the current top earner on around £295,000-a-week. The 28-year-old is set to leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer. Alaba’s current deal with Bayern Munich will expire at the end of June 2021. Chelsea are among interested clubs that want to secure the service of Alaba, with Real Madrid leading the way for his signature. Alaba’s curre...
EPL: Chelsea Reach Agreement to Sign Boateng
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EPL: Chelsea Reach Agreement to Sign Boateng

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Bayern Munich defender, Jerome Boateng, according to Todofichajes. Boateng will join the Blues at the end of this current season. The Premier League have agreed a deal in principle with agents of the 32-year-old Germany international. He is now set to move to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer. Boateng, who has previously featured in the Premier League with Manchester City, has played 17 Bundesliga games for Bayern this term. The defender will work under compatriot Thomas Tuchel, who recently replaced Frank Lampard.
Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms Showdown Talks With Pogba
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Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms Showdown Talks With Pogba

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

Juventus defender, Giorgio Chiellini, has admitted his regrets at turning down the chance to join Arsenal when they tried to sign him at 16. Chiellini, who joined Juve in 2005, has gone on to win nine Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies. The 36-year-old has also reached the final of the Champions League twice. However, Chiellini has now revealed he rejected a transfer to Arsenal because he did not want to leave his boyhood club Livorno. In an interview with French magazine So Foot, he said: “In hindsight, I was a fool to decline that offer. I was 16, I played in Serie C, I got a huge offer. “I didn’t feel ready. If I had accepted, it would have given the impression of betraying Livorno.”
Shola Shoretire To Sign Man United First Professional Contract
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Shola Shoretire To Sign Man United First Professional Contract

Manchester United have agreed a lucrative first professional contract with 17-year old Nigerian prospect Shola Shoretire, amid strong interest from European giants Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus, Daily Mail reports. Shoretire who is regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe for his age, will sign his deal this week, which is understood to underline just how much he is valued by the Red Devils. Though he only turned 17 on Tuesday, Shoretire has been playing for United’s U23s, has trained with the first ream and is widely tipped by the club’s coaches to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this season despite the competition for places in his position. Shoretire made his UEFA Youth League debut as a 14-year-old, the youngest ever ...
Transfer Deadline Day: Arsenal Terminate Mustafi’s Contract
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Transfer Deadline Day: Arsenal Terminate Mustafi’s Contract

Arsenal has reached an agreement to terminate Shkodran Mustafi’s contract, Sky Germany reports. Mustafi’s deal had six months to run, but the defender is now set to return to Germany and sign for Schalke 04. He will be reunited with Sead Kolasinac, who left the Emirates on a six-month loan deal. Schalke will bring Mustafi in as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Ozan Kabak. The 28-year-old has not started a single league fixture for Arsenal this season. Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, currently has five centre-halves at the club; Gabriel, David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers. Mustafi is not in Arteta’s plans, as shown by his team selection in previous games.
Arsenal Reach Agreement With Real Madrid To Sign Martin Odegaard On Loan
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Arsenal Reach Agreement With Real Madrid To Sign Martin Odegaard On Loan

Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid. The 22-year-old is expected to join imminently until the end of season and is believed to be set to undergo his medical on Monday. It has been claimed Odegaard is due to touch down in London on Sunday – and will not be required to undergo quarantine before linking up with his new team-mates. Sportsmail reported over the weekend that Arsenal were hopeful of wrapping up negotiations after holding further talks with the LaLiga champions on Saturday. Odegaard was also keen to speak to boss Mikel Arteta to understand his expected role in the team with the midfielder desiring regular first-team football. It is understood that Real Madrid wanted their prodigy to join Arsenal ahead of Real Socied...

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