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West Ham agree deal for Algerian wing wizard

West Ham have agreed a £30m fee with Brentford for Algerian winger Said Benrahma. The 25-year-old lit up the Championship last season, registering 17 goals and nine assists for Thomas Frank’s side. Ever since the Bees lost to Fulham in the 2020 playoff final, speculation has been rife over his future, with several Premier LeagueRead More
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Portugal, Italy hold onto UEFA Nations League top spots as England down Belgium

Portugal and Italy kept hold of first place in their UEFA Nations League groups on Sunday with goalless draws against France and Poland on a night of little drama, while England saw off Belgium to take the initiative in their pool. There was not much to talk about at the Stade de France as aRead More
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NATIONS LEAGUE: France, Portugal play out goalless stalemate

France and Portugal remain locked together at the top of Nations League Group A3 after playing out a goalless draw at the Stade de France. Facing each other for the first time since Eder proved Portugal’s unlikely hero in the final of Euro 2016 at the same venue, a pair of all-star attacks found noRead More
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E2%80%95-koeman/ Luis Suarez wasn’t forced out of Barcelona ― Koeman

Ronald Koeman felt Lionel Messi’s angry response to Luis Suarez’s Barcelona exit made “sense”, but insists the Uruguay striker left of his own accord. The turbulence at Barca became arguably the biggest saga of the pre-season anywhere in European football, with Messi attempting to force an exit after Suarez had been put up for sale, and KoemanRead More
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Nadal feared 2020 French Open title would be beyond him

Rafael Nadal admitted Sunday that the prospect of winning a 13th French Open and taking his Grand Slam total to a record-equalling 20 had seemed even beyond his powers of endurance in the run-up to the tournament. The 34-year-old Spaniard demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to go level with Roger Federer’s all-time men’s recordRead More
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South Africa coach Ntseki under fire after loss to Zambia

South Africa coach Molefi Ntseki was slammed by supporters on social media after a 2-1 home loss to Zambia on Sunday in an international friendly. He was accused of being “tactically bankrupt”, “clueless and directionless” and “lacking a strategy” in tweets when the home side conceded two late goals in Rustenburg. Former national under-17 coachRead More
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Brazil forward Robinho rejoins Santos

Veteran Brazilian striker Robinho has rejoined his boyhood club Santos, who he left to join Real Madrid as a 21-year-old rising star before spells with Manchester City and AC Milan. The 36-year-old penned a five-month deal paying the nominal amount of about 230 euros (250 dollars) per month with bonuses and an extension if thingsRead More
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Coutinho hungry for Barca success after fantastic Bayern spell

Philippe Coutinho is determined to make his spell at Barcelona a success after returning from a trophy-laden loan stint with Bayern Munich. The midfielder had been a long-time target for Barca when at Liverpool and the LaLiga giants finally got their man in January 2018 for a deal worth €120million upfront. However, Coutinho was initiallyRead More
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COVID-19: Ibrahimovic given all clear ahead of Milan derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is clear of coronavirus after returning two negative tests, his club Milan have confirmed. The 39-year-old striker contracted COVID-19 last month and has missed Milan’s previous four games as a result. Milan, who face Inter in the derby on October 17 after the international break, confirmed Ibrahimovic is now able to leave self-isolation. ALSO READ: Super Eagles slipRead More
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Messi can be convinced to stay at Barca, Suarez says

Lionel Messi can be convinced to stay at FC Barcelona beyond this season, in spite of interest from Manchester City, his former teammate Luis Suarez says. The Barca captain tried to force his way out of the club in the close season, but he later agreed to stay until his contract ends in June 2021.Read More
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Arsenal offered £5million deal to sell Ozil

Al-Nassr have made a £5million offer for Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil, according to TYC Sports. The Saudi Arabian club is keen to land the 31-year-old World Cup winner. Ozil has not played for the Gunners since March 7. He has been frozen out of the Arsenal first team by manager Mikel Arteta ever since football …
Arsenal offered £5million deal to sell Ozil

LaLiga: Koeman reveals what he told Messi about Suarez’s departure

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has revealed what he told Lionel Messi about Luis Suarez’s exit from the club this summer. Koeman, speaking to NOS, said Suarez could have stayed at the Camp Nou, but it was the club’s decision to let him leave. The 33-year-old striker went on to join Atleti for £5m, after a …
LaLiga: Koeman reveals what he told Messi about Suarez’s departure

Premier League issues strong warning to Man Utd, Liverpool over new rules

The Premier League has released a strongly-worded statement over claims that Manchester United and Liverpool are leading proposals to radically change English football. The two clubs are understood to have been working for three years, on a radical set of proposals to reshape both the Premier League and EFL. Entitled ’Project Big Picture’, it is …
Premier League issues strong warning to Man Utd, Liverpool over new rules

Wenger speaks on Arsenal’s chances of finishing in top four under Arteta

Arsene Wenger has backed his former club, Arsenal, to finish in the top four this season. In an interview with the UK Guardian, Wenger said the Gunners could be the Premier League’s “surprise package”. The Frenchman noted that Mikel Arteta has brought in decent reinforcements this summer and will improve in his first full season. …
Wenger speaks on Arsenal’s chances of finishing in top four under Arteta

Wenger tells Mourinho role he would play at Arsenal

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted he would have considered a place on the club’s board as an adviser. The Frenchman revealed this in a Q&A organized by the UK Guardian. Wenger, who spent 22 years as the Gunners boss before leaving in 2018, is yet to take a managerial job. The 78-year-old is …
Wenger tells Mourinho role he would play at Arsenal

PSG vs Man Utd: Neymar and I are not friends – Cavani opens up

Edinson Cavani has opened up about his relationship with Neymar after their time together at Paris Saint-Germain. During his time with the Ligue 1 giants, Cavani became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, forming a deadly attacking trident with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Cavani has now joined Manchester United on a free transfer and could face …
PSG vs Man Utd: Neymar and I are not friends – Cavani opens up

End SARS: Nigerian footballer, Tony Edjomariegwe narrates how officers extorted $1,000 from him

A former Shooting Stars and Kano Pillars’ attacking midfielder, Tony Edjomariegwe has joined other Nigerians in the End SARS campaign by narrating his encounter with officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). Edjomariegwe who currently plays in Morocco with Moghreb Tétouan, in a post via his Facebook account said SARS officials demanded for $1,000 …
End SARS: Nigerian footballer, Tony Edjomariegwe narrates how officers extorted $1,000 from him

Nigeria vs Tunisia: Super Eagles players to undergo COVID-19 tests

Players of the Nigerian national team will undergo COVID-19 tests, ahead of their Tuesday’s international friendly with Tunisia, Goal reports. Super Eagles stars were also assessed before last Friday’s game against Algeria. However, all medical tests for players and coaches returned negative. The next round of tests will take place on Monday. Last week, the …
Nigeria vs Tunisia: Super Eagles players to undergo COVID-19 tests

Details of Cavani’s conversation with Solskjaer before Man Utd’s move

Edinson Cavani has claimed it was a conversation he had with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that convinced him to join Manchester United. The Uruguay striker became a United player on deadline day. Cavani has been without a club since March and since leaving Paris Saint-Germain. The 33-year-old has now signed a one-year contract with an …
Details of Cavani’s conversation with Solskjaer before Man Utd’s move

What Mourinho did after I suffered heart attack – Casillas

Former Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has revealed that Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, was one of the first people to phone him after he suffered a heart attack while training with FC Porto. Casillas suffered the heart attack in May, 2019 and has not played football ever since. Mourinho and Casillas famously clashed at Real Madrid, …
What Mourinho did after I suffered heart attack – Casillas

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