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OFFICIAL: Inter Milan sign Candreva

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Inter have announced the signing of Antonio Candreva from Lazio on a four-year contract. The Italy international leaves the Rome outfit after four seasons, having made almost 200 appearances, becoming Inter’s first acquisition since Suning Holdings Group took over the club. Candreva has also played 40 times for his national team, appearing at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016. ...

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OFFICIAL: Manchester city sign Gabriel Jesus

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras. Jesus has signed a contract which will last until 2021, but he will remain with Palmeiras until the end of this year, teaming up with Pep Guardiola’s charges in January 2017. And the Brazil U23 international is looking forward to developing under the tutelage of the Catalan ...

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OFFICIAL: Everton signs Gueye from Aston Villa

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Everton have completed the signing of Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder has signed a four-year contract with the Toffees after they agreed to meet his £7.1 million release clause. “I am very happy to be here at Everton and I am very happy and excited to put on the Blue shirt to start the new season ...

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Bencic pulls out of Olympic to focus on US open

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World number 16 Belinda Bencic has pulled out of next month’s Olympic Games in Rio to focus on the US Open. The Swiss, 19, was forced to withdraw from the second round at this year’s Wimbledon with a wrist injury. Earlier last week, Bencic’s compatriot Roger Federer, the men’s world number three, pulled out of Rio with a knee injury ...

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Manchester City complete Sane transfer

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Germany midfielder Leroy Sane has completed his move to Manchester City for a fee of £37m plus add-ons.The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract after leaving Schalke. City manager Pep Guardiola said: “He is a special talent and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching.” Sane, who helped Germany reach the semi-finals at Euro 2016, scored ...

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Photos: Stephen Keshi’s Funeral Ceremony

photos: Stephen Keshi's Funeral Ceremony

The former Super Eagles coach and player, Stephen Keshi, popularly called Skippo or Big Boss, was finally lay to rest at his family compound, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, Delta State, on Friday, July 29, 2016. President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro led mourners including a cross section of the Keshi family members, clergy, dignitaries and football fans throughout ...

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Federer to miss Olympics due to Knee Injury

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Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” if he wants to prolong his career. s Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February before missing May’s French Open with a back problem. Federer required treatment twice during a ...

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FIFA President Infantino Unveils Joseph Yobo as NPFL Ambassador

FIFA President Infantino Unveils Joseph Yobo as NPFL Ambassador

Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, has been unveiled as the ambassador of the  Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) by the President of the World’s football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino. Infantino unveiled Yobo during his two days working visit to Nigeria in Abuja. Yobo announced this through is Twitter handle @jyobo234, said we must develop our local league. The League ...

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Juventus sign Higuain from Napoli for €90m

Juventus sign Higuain from Napoli for €90m

Juventus have completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for a fee of €90million, Lega Serie A has confirmed. And the Bianconeri confirmed the deal has been ratified on their official website, the former Real Madrid player agreeing a five-year deal reportedly worth €7.5m a season, after passing a medical in something of a coup for Massimiliano Allegri’s men. ...

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FIFA President Infantino in Nigeria

FIFA President Infantino in Nigeria

FIFA  President, Gianni Infantino, and Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, arrived Abuja on Sunday on a two-day visit. Was received by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, as well as several members of the Federation’s Executive Committee and management staff. Infantino and Samoura were treated to a brief display by a cultural troupe on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International ...

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OFFICIAL: Liverpool sign Wijnaldum

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Liverpool has completed the signing of Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum after the Dutch international agreed to a five-year deal at Anfield. The attacking midfielder becomes the Reds’s sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan and Alex Manninger. He moves to Liverpool for a fee of £23 million ($30.1 million), with another ...

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OFFICIAL: Barcelona to sign Valencia’s Andre Gomes

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Barcelona have announced an agreement with Valencia to sign Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes. The midfielder 22 years has spent two seasons in La Liga following his move from Benfica in July 2014 and played a part as Portugal claimed a fairytale Euro 2016 success with their final win over France. Reports suggest Barcelona paid €40million for Gomes, who made 30 ...

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Super Eagles Job: NFF names Yusuf as Le Guen’s replacement

Super Eagles Job: NFF names Yusuf as Le Guen’s replacement

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles Head Coach following Frenchman Paul Le Guen’s rejection of the job. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Technical and Development Committee of the NFF on Monday recommended to its executive committee that Le Guen be appointed Super Eagles Technical ...

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Klopp refuses to discuss Allen exit rumours

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was quiet in regards to the future of Joe Allen, who is reportedly a target for fellow Premier League outfit Stoke City. The Wales international has been linked with an Anfield exit in the off-season, with reports suggesting Stoke have put in a bid in the region of £13million. Allen, 26, has just one year remaining on ...

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Pogba’s Manchester united move evident?

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News coming in from Old Trafford indicates that Mourinho may have gotten his way in securing the services of Paul Pogba from Juventus. Pogba has been heavily linked with a world-record move to Old Trafford, with reports suggesting that a deal to sign their former player could cost United an eye-watering €120 million. It is now understood that the deal has ...

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OFFICIAL: Burnley sign Iceland’s Gudmundsson

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Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson has become Burnley’s first summer signing after joining from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months to represent manager Sean Dyche’s first foray into the transfer market since steering the Lancashire club back into the Premier League. Gudmundsson started all five ...

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Liverpool likely to announce Klavan signing this week

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Ragnar Klavan is closing in on a move to Liverpool from Augsburg, with his medical pencilled in for Tuesday. The seasoned centre-back is due to have his physical check before wrapping up the paperwork on a deal in the region of 4 million pounds plus add ons for increased performances.  An official announcement on his transfer is expected on Wednesday should proceedings ...

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OFFICIAL: Wellington Silva leaves Arsenal to re-join childhood club Fluminense

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Wellington Silva has rejoined Fluminense after failing to make a single competitive appearance for Arsenal, it has been confirmed. The 23-year-old joins the Brazilian side after spending six turbulent years with the Gunners. Silva was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2010 but did not receive his work permit to play in England until last season, with the attacker spending time ...

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NFF names Le Guen as new Eagles coach

NFF names Le Guen as new Eagles coach

Nigeria have announced that Paul Le Guen has been appointed as the new technical advisor of the first team. The former Lyon boss will work alongside Salisu Yusuf, who will take the title of ‘chief coach’, after the Nigerian Football Federation ratified his appointment. “The Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Monday named Frenchman Paul Le Guen, 52, ...

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Breaking News: Chelsea sign N’Golo Kante

Breaking News: Chelsea sign N'Golo Kante

Chelsea have completed the signing of N’Golo Kante from Premier League Champions Leicester City on a five-year deal. The 25 years old has put pen to paper at Stamford Bridge ahead of the new season and has revealed his excitement ahead of joining up with new team mates. Leicester offered Kante a “substantially improved, long-term contract” earlier in the close ...

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