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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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OFFICIAL: Barcelona sign Paris St. Germain full back Digne

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Barcelona has completed the signing for Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne after the 22-year-old agreed a five-year deal at Camp Nou. Digne has joined the Blaugrana for an initial fee of 16.5 million euros  which could eventually rise based on individual and team-based add-ons. The fullback becomes Barcelona’s second new arrival from Ligue 1 after Samuel Umtiti completed his switch ...

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OFFICIAL: Norwich sign Canos from Liverpool

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Sergi Canos has completed his $3.3 million switch from Liverpool to Norwich City on a four-year deal. The 19-year-old, who made his Reds debut in 1-1 draw at West Brom in the club’s final Premier League game of last season, also has the option of an extra 12 months with the Championship side. Liverpool is expected to pocket $5.96 million ...

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Conte very vocal in Chelsea’s first pre-season training

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New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s focus on tactical approaches was evident as he led his first training session since being appointed on Wednesday. The former Juventus boss took up duties at Stamford Bridge this week after leaving his role as Italy head coach following the Azzurri’s Euro 2016 exit to Germany. Conte conducted morning and afternoon sessions at the club’s Cobham training ...

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Willian signs new four years Chelsea deal

Willian signs new four years Chelsea deal

Chelsea winger Willian has signed a new four years deal until 2020 providing a boost for new coach Antonio Conte. The club have confirmed. The former Shakhtar Donetsk player who joined Chelsea in 2013, quickly establishing himself as a key figure at Stamford Bridge. He said: “I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It’s a dream to continue with ...

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Barcelona complete €25m Umtiti deal

Barcelona complete €25m Umtiti deal

Barcelona have completed the signing of France defender Samuel Umtiti from Lyon in a deal worth 25 million euros ($27.7 million), the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday. The Liga champions confirmed that a deal had been reached for the 22-year-old last month, but were waiting until the end of Euro 2016 to finalise personal terms with the player. “FC Barcelona ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Portugal wins EURO 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Portugal wins EURO 2016

A stunning extra-time strike from substitute Eder (his first international goal for Portugal) saw Portugal beat host nation France 1-0 to win Euro 2016. The sixth EUROs final to go to extra time but the first to end goalless after 90 minutes. The Lille striker’s goal after 109 minutes at the Stade de France in Paris secured an unlikely first major trophy ...

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Serena Williams wins grandslam, ties Graf´s slam record

Serena Williams wins grandslam, ties Graf´s slam record

Serena Williams tied Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Open Era grand slam titles thanks to a 7-5 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. Williams had been stuck on 21 Grand Slams since winning last year’s Wimbledon, but the American star ended that frustrating barren spell by winning the title. Serena Williams said her record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title was “even ...

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Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa signing

Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa signing

Leicester City have completed the signing of attacker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow on a four-year contract. The Premier League champions confirmed on Friday that they have finalised their move for the Nigeria international, pending FA and Premier League approval. Leicester City unveiled new signee Ahmed Musa at Belvoir Drive Training Complex this evening – July 8, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. The ...

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NFF shortlisted Yusuf, two others for Super Eagles Chief Coach job

NFF shortlisted Yusuf, two others for Super Eagles Chief Coach job

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has shortlisted three coaches for consideration for the post of Chief Coach of Super Eagles, and will name the successful one on Monday. A statement by the NFF on Friday in Abuja listed the three coaches to include Super Eagles’ caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf. The rest two are former Ethiopia coach Tom Saintfiet, and Frenchman Paul ...

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Messi to appeal 21-month prison sentence

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The lawyers of Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have announced that they will appeal the 21-month prison sentences handed to their clients for tax fraud on Wednesday, after the Barcelona superstar Messi was found guilty of defrauding Spain’s tax authority of €4.1 million between 2007 and 2009. He is not expected to serve time in jail as sentences under ...

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Portugal beat Wales 2-0 to cruise into EURO 2016 final.

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Portugal beat Wales 2-0 to qualify for the EURO 2016 final held in France. The preview had centred on Ronaldo’s showdown with Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale and it was the Portuguese who shone as his side took another step towards assuaging the pain of their defeat in the 2004 final. Ronaldo leapt imperiously to head in a 50th-minute opener – equalling Michel ...

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EURO 2016 semi-final Preview: Wales versus Portugal

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All eyes will be on Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal take on Wales for a place in the European Championships Final. The semi-final will be the first competitive game between the 2 nations, the previous 3 games were all friendly matches.   Wales Gareth Bale has been the main focus of attention after scoring 2 stunning ...

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