Tottenham & Arsenal target Benjamin Pavard ‘has already signed’ for Bayern Munich

As per a report from German outlet SWR this afternoon, in-demand Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard put pen to paper on a deal with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich during the World Cup. Pavard, 22, has been on the books of Stuttgart since 2016, when he made the move to the German outfit from Lille. After struggling to lock down a consistent starting place during his debut season at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Pavard went on to establish himself as an absolute ever-present for Die Roten this past season, playing every minute of…

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Alisson Reportedly to Fly to Liverpool After Club, Roma Agree on Transfer

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker will reportedly fly into Liverpool on Wednesday to complete a record-breaking transfer to Anfield.   Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio provided an update on Alisson’s arrival on Merseyside, also Sky Sport reporter Fabrizio Romano said a fee has been agreed, and Alisson is set for a medical on Saturday before becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.  

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Manchester United Reportedly Target Ivan Perisic Deal in Matteo Darmian Swap

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer unwanted full-back Matteo Darmian as part of a player-plus-cash deal to get their hands on Inter Milan winger and Croatian 2018 FIFA World Cup hero Ivan Perisic. The Red Devils’ interest in Perisic stretches back to last summer, and Tuttsport (h/t Anton Stanley of TalkSport) reported £20 million-rated Darmian could be offered to help soften the blow of their star’s departure. It’s unclear how much United would have to pay on top of any swap agreement, however, as it’s suggested Perisic’s displays at…

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Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd striker misses start of US tour because of visa issue

Alexis Sanchez has missed the start of Manchester United’s United States tour as he has been unable to get a visa. The Chilean striker, 29, accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in February for tax fraud in Spain. Under US law, no person found guilty of fraud can be granted a visa to enter the country. There is a waiver scheme and it is understood Sanchez is working with his lawyers in an effort to be granted access to the United States. However, the process is taking longer than he hoped. United…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sign Real Madrid forward for £99.2m

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time. A deal worth 112m euros (£99.2m) has been reached between the two clubs that has seen the Portuguese sign a four-year deal with the Italian champions. Ronaldo, 33, won four Champions League titles in his nine years at Real. “The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that’s why I asked the club to accept transferring me,” he said. The top two world record transfer fees have been…

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Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss stands down five days after Champions League win

Zinedine Zidane says he is stepping down as Real Madrid boss, five days after leading them to a third straight Champions League triumph, claiming the club needs “a different voice”. Zidane told a news conference that “everything changes” and “that’s why I took this decision”. He leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles and one La Liga success since taking over in January 2016. “I love this club,” he added. “What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a…

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Chelsea put stadium plans on hold after Roman Abramovich visa delay

Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club’s stadium plans on hold after delays to the renewal of his UK visa. The estimated cost for a new 60,000 seat Stamford Bridge has increased to £1bn after delays, which included a dispute with a local family. Abramovich is unwilling to invest in a major project in a country where he is not allowed work. The 51-year-old’s UK investor visa expired some weeks ago. But it is understood that Abramovich’s decision will have no impact on the running of the football…

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Roman Abramovich ‘eligible to become Israeli citizen’

The Russian-Jewish billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, has flown to Tel Aviv after being found eligible for Israeli citizenship. Immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embassy in Moscow. He has faced delays in renewing his UK visa. His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. Mr Abramovich, 51, would be the richest person in Israel. His UK investor visa reportedly expired some weeks ago but the British government has refused to comment on his individual case.…

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Loris Karius: Merseyside Police look into death threats to Liverpool goalkeeper

Merseyside Police says it is aware of death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after the Champions League final. Officers said any threatening behaviour on social media would be investigated. The 24-year-old and his family were the subject of threats after his two mistakes helped Real Madrid to a 3-1 win. “We take social media posts of this nature extremely seriously. Offences will be investigated,” police said. “Officers are aware of a number of comments and threats made via social media. “Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users…

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Sadio Mane sends 300 Liverpool shirts to his village

Senegal forward Sadio Mane has revealed he bought 300 Liverpool jerseys and sent to Bambali, his village, ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against holders Real Madrid in Kiev. Liverpool will be gunning for their sixth Champions League title while Madrid are hoping to land a record 13th title. “There are 2,000 in the village, they are all going to be watching,” Mane told mirror.co.uk. “Nobody in the village will work this day. “My family still live in the village. My mum and my uncle. I bought 300 Liverpool jerseys to send to…

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EPL: Manchester City manager signs new deal to 2021

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until 2021. The 47-year-old Spaniard led City to the Premier League title with a record 100 points last season. The contract extension means his deal with City is the longest commitment the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has made to a club since starting his managerial career in 2008. “I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to work here,” he said. “I enjoy working with our players every day and we…

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Rohr Releases 30-Man List for World Cup

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has named Captain Mikel John Obi, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile and Leon Balogun, as well as midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The list also includes Spain –based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi. Chelsea winger Moses was Nigeria’s top…

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Rooney to join MLS side DC United

Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for Major League Soccer side DC United this summer in a £12.5m deal. Rooney’s representatives have been in the US to negotiate terms and the former England skipper is willing to leave the Premier League club. Nothing has been signed yet and uncertainty over Everton boss Sam Allardyce’s position means the forward, 32, could stay at Goodison Park. Rooney rejoined Everton in July 2017. He spent 13 seasons at Manchester United after signing from Everton as an 18-year-old,…

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Champions League: Madrid certain Ronaldo make CL final

Ronaldo begins injury recovery with Madrid certain he will make Champions League final The Portuguese suffered a sprained ankle against Barcelona on Sunday but could even play again in La Liga before the season is over Real Madrid are certain Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the Champions League final, and have not ruled out the possibility of him playing in La Liga again this season. The Portuguese was withdrawn at half-time of Sunday’s draw with Barcelona having picked up an ankle injury in the process of scoring in the early…

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Sir Alex has emergency surgery

  Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage and is recovering in hospital. Sky Sports News reported on Saturday evening that the 76-year-old was in a “serious condition”. The club later confirmed Ferguson had had an operation. A Manchester United spokesperson said “the procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery”. They added that the Ferguson family had requested “privacy in this matter”. Ferguson won 38 trophies, including 13 league titles and two Champions…

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Breaking: Steven Gerrard appointed as Rangers Boss

Steven Gerrard has been appointed as Rangers manager on a four-year deal. The former Liverpool midfielder, 37, replaces Graeme Murty, who was placed in interim charge following the October sacking of Pedro Caixinha. Gerrard, who leaves his role as a youth coach at Anfield to take up the Rangers job this summer, captained the Reds and England. “I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers,” Gerrard told Rangers’ website. “I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition. I can’t wait to start this new…

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Salzburg, Marseille, Atlético Arsenal qualify for UEFA Europa League semi-finals

Salzburg, Marseille, Atlético and Arsenal are the semi-finalists in UEFA Europa League

Salzburg, Marseille, Atlético Arsenal qualify for UEFA Europa League semi-finals By Newsdesk with agency report Salzburg beat Lazio 6-5 on aggregate, scoring four goals in 20 minutes of the second half to edge out the Italians. Italians had won the first leg 4-1. French team Marseille ousted the Bundesliga team Leipzig 5-2. Arsenal survived a scare and drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow, going through with 6-3 aggregate. Atletico endured a 0-1 loss at Sporting Lisbon, to go through 2-1 aggregate. In Moscow, Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin scored for CSKA…

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Djoliba shocks MFM with 1-0 at Agege Township Stadium in first leg Confed Cup

Djoliba shocks MFM with 1-0 at Agege Township Stadium in first leg Confed Cup

Djoliba shocks MFM with 1-0 at Agege Township Stadium in first leg Confed Cup By Newsdesk with agency report Lagos-based MFM FC will face an uphill task overturning the 0-1 defeat they suffered in the hands of visiting Djoliba FC of Mali in the elimination match of the CAF Confederation Cup at the Agege Township Stadium. MFM tasted the first home defeat this season and also became the first to lose at home to the visitors. Until today, Djoliba FC  had never beaten a Nigerian team at home according to…

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Man City sets to make Guardiola world’s highest-paid manager with £20m contract

Man City sets to make Guardiola world’s highest-paid manager with £20m contract

Man City sets to make Guardiola world’s highest-paid manager with £20m contract By Newsdesk with agency report Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is to sign a one-year extension to his contract worth £20million. The deal would make him the world’s best paid manager and keep him at The Etihad until 2020. Guardiola’s current contract expires next summer, but he said to be keen to stay and build on this impressive season, with City close to winning the Premier League. According to the Mirror, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager…

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2018 Commonwealth Games:Two Nigerian athletes qualify for men’s 100m final

 2018 Commonwealth Games:Two Nigerian athletes qualify for men’s 100m final

2018 Commonwealth Games:Two Nigerian athletes qualify for men’s 100m final By Newsdesk with agency report Enoch Adegoke and Seye Ogunlewe have qualified for the final of the men’s 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Adegoke staved off the challenge of South Africa’s Henrico Bruintie to make it through. While Ogunleye, a national champion, successfully pushed for a place in the final with his season-best record of 10:20secs. For Egwero Ogho-Oghene, it was a tough semi-final outing as he faced stiff competition from Jamaica’s Yohan Blake and Britain’s Adam Gemili.…

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