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African countries gear up for return to international football

African countries are gearing up for a return to international football in October but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play. Cameroon are travelling to the Netherlands, Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria whereRead More
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BUNDESLIGA: 10,000 fans expected for Dortmund-Gladbach season opener

Borussia Dortmund’s season-opening Bundesliga fixture at home to Borussia Monchengladbach is set to be played in front of around 10,000 supporters. Bundesliga clubs have reportedly been given the green light for fans to return to stadiums for the start of the 2020-21 season in Germany amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 campaign resumed behind closedRead More
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Depay too expensive for Barcelona – Lyon Chief, Aulas

Barcelona cannot afford to buy Memphis Depay because of the hit their finances have taken during the COVID-19 crisis, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed. The dramatic twist on Tuesday evening followed reports that Depay was set to leave Lyon and be reunited with Ronald Koeman, who until recently was his Netherlands coach, at CampRead More
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Bale’s agent teases Spurs move, as winger hopes to end Madrid nightmare

Gareth Bale could make a sensational return to Tottenham after the Real Madrid star’s agent talked up a reunion. Wales star Bale has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Madrid by head coach Zinedine Zidane, despite a decorated stint in the Spanish capital which has included four Champions League triumphs. The 31-year-old joinedRead More
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Bundesliga clubs allowed to start season at 20 percent fan capacity

Limited numbers of spectators can return to Germany’s football stadiums when the new Bundesliga season kicks off this weekend after a six-week test phase was agreed Tuesday. Germany’s politicians are allowing each stadium to be at 20 per cent capacity for the Bundesliga’s 18 clubs, providing the seven-day rate of infection of the coronavirus isRead More
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Aubameyang vows to become Arsenal ‘legend’ after signing new contract

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vowed to become an Arsenal “legend” as the Gunners captain ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract on Tuesday. Aubameyang’s contract saga had dragged on since last season amid speculation he wanted to join a club in the Champions League. But the Gabon forward revealed he had committed hisRead More
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Anthony Uzodimma impresses in Kayserispor Super Lig win

Nigerian midfielder, Anthony Uzodimma, has impressed in his first Turkish Super Lig match for Kayserispor against Kasimpasa.
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Lampard pleased with Kepa’s Brighton performance, absolves him of blame

Frank Lampard insists he is happy with Kepa Arrizabalaga despite him conceding another long-range goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Chelsea followed a close season of ambitious transfer statements with a win after second-half goals from Reece James and Kurt Zouma secured the points, Lucas Trossard having cancelled out Jorginho’s 23rd-minuteRead More
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BOXING: Wilder retains WBC No 1 spot, Whyte drops after Povetkin loss

  Last month’s shocker at Matchroom’s Fight Camp has created a shuffle of names in the WBC’s latest heavyweight rankings. Dillian Whyte, who coming in was the WBC’s mandatory challenger and interim-champion, was brutally knocked out in the fifth round by Alexander Povetkin. While Povetkin captured the WBC’s interim-title, the sanctioning body president, Mauricio Sulaiman,Read More
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Lampard laughs off Klopp’s Chelsea spending jibe

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard says he is amused rather than annoyed by  Jurgen Klopp’s criticism of his summer spending, pointing out that Liverpool splashed the cash on the road to Premier League glory. Lampard has invested around £200 million ($257 million) on Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell, with Thiago Silva arrivingRead More
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Real Madrid warn Mourinho over Gareth Bale’s transfer

Jose Mourinho’s former colleagues at Real Madrid, have warned the Tottenham Hotspur manager over a move for Gareth Bale. The 31-year-old is closing in on a return to Spurs, who are negotiating with Real Madrid over a season-long loan deal and how his £600,000-a-week salary will be financed. Mourinho was desperate to sign Bale during …
Real Madrid warn Mourinho over Gareth Bale’s transfer

EPL: What Emi Martinez gives advice about Arteta after £20m move to Aston Villa

Emi Martinez has urged Arsenal supporters to continue to back manager, Mikel Arteta. The Argentina goalkeeper on Wednesday sealed a £20m move away from the Emirates to Aston Villa. Martinez leaves the Gunners after almost 10 years on their books. The 28-year-old was brought into the team after football resumed after the COVID-19 lockdown. He …
EPL: What Emi Martinez gives advice about Arteta after £20m move to Aston Villa

Koeman gives condition for Barcelona to sign Depay from Lyon

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has given condition for the club to sign Lyon captain, Memphis Depay, this summer. Koeman has been keen on bringing in Depay, who he knows very well from his time in charge of the Netherlands national team. Depay is set to travel to Barcelona in the coming days to complete a …
Koeman gives condition for Barcelona to sign Depay from Lyon

Aouar may have played last game for Lyon amid Arsenal interest

Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, may have played his last match for the Ligue 1 club, after he was shown a red card for a late tackle during their 2-1 defeat to Montpellier on Tuesday, the UK Mirror reports. The playmaker enjoyed an impressive campaign for Lyon last season, leading to interest from Arsenal, Manchester City …
Aouar may have played last game for Lyon amid Arsenal interest

Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Solskjaer to be without 11 players for EPL clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, could be without up to 11 players for their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace this weekend. United were given an extra week to prepare for the 2020/2021 season, after their Europa League campaign run into August. The Manchester Evening News reports that Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Fred, Aaron …
Man Utd vs Crystal Palace: Solskjaer to be without 11 players for EPL clash

Details of Tottenham’s contract for Reguilon emerge

Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign their left-back, Sergio Reguilon for €30million. Reguilon agreed to personal terms with Jose Mourinho’s side after talks with Manchester United. Recall that the 23-year-old defender had drawn the interest of Man United and Chelsea in the past. This was revealed by respected Italian sports …
Details of Tottenham’s contract for Reguilon emerge

Barcelona not expecting to sign new players before 2020/2021 season kicks off

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has admitted he expects to start the season with no additions to his squad. There were speculations that the LaLiga side were close to a deal for Lyon’s Memphis Depay. However, Barca does not have enough money to bring in new players. “We’re working towards the new season and I think …
Barcelona not expecting to sign new players before 2020/2021 season kicks off

Gareth Bale set for shock return to Tottenham

Gareth Bale’s representatives are in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential loan move from Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports. The Welsh winger is keen to return to the Premier League. Bale played for Spurs for six years between 2007 and 2013, before leaving for Spain in a then world record fee. His agents …
Gareth Bale set for shock return to Tottenham

Messi had a problem with Barcelona – Koeman

New Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has claimed that he was not the reason Lionel Messi wanted to quit the club. According to him, Messi had a problem with the club, which has now be sorted out. The 33-year-old tried to force a move away from the Camp Nou this summer, citing an exit clause in …
Messi had a problem with Barcelona – Koeman

Emi Martinez confirms Arsenal exit

Emiliano Martinez has confirmed his Arsenal exit in an emotional farewell to Arsenal fans. The Argentine goalkeeper is expected to join Aston Villa in a £20m move. Martinez’s stock increased after he starred for the Gunners post lockdown, in their run to FA Cup glory and the Community Shield victory over Liverpool. The 28-year-old has …
Emi Martinez confirms Arsenal exit

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