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Resurgent Schalke pose threat to Ancelotti’s Bayern

Following their best start to a Bundesliga season in six years, resurgent Schalke are relishing hosting Bayern Munich, whose coach Carlo Ancelotti has faced criticism from one of his former mentors, on Tuesday.

Real Madrid target Werner plans to join ‘big club’

Timo Werner has admitted he wants to join a “big club” amidst reports Real Madrid are interesting in signing the Germany striker, who makes his Champions League debut on Wednesday.

Cameroon coach Broos targets second AFCON triumph in 2019

Coach Hugo Broos has dismissed media reports that he has quit Cameroon by saying he wants to win a second Africa Cup of Nations with the country.

Arsenal deny Sanchez has submitted a transfer request

Arsenal have denied claims Alexis Sanchez has handed in a transfer request.

FIFA sets up normalisation c’ttee to run Cameroon FA

FIFA has set up a 'normalisation committee' to run the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot).

Liverpool out to complete Hoffenheim mission

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will attempt to clinch their place in the lucrative Champions League group stage this week as they take a 2-1 lead into their play-off second leg against Hoffenheim.

Inter Milan loan move for Mustafi rejected by Arsenal

Arsenal have turned down an approach by Inter Milan to sign Shkodran Mustafi on loan, according to Sky in Italy.

Barca seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Spanish football season’s opening act in the Super Cup, first leg on Sunday (2000GMT) needing to dispel doubts they have fallen further behind their rivals following Neymar’s departure.

Barca seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Spanish football season's opening act in the Super Cup, first leg on Sunday (2000GMT) needing to dispel doubts they have fallen further behind their rivals following Neymar's departure.

Neymar fever pitch focuses on PSG makeweight

As the hysteria mounts ahead of Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain debut on Sunday focus switched from his record transfer fee to the question of which star would make way for the Brazilian.

Money no object for Man City, but Guardiola must deliver

Fortified by Manchester City's £200 million ($260 million) overhaul, Pep Guardiola is under pressure to ensure his second season in the Premier League is far more successful than his torrid first.

Wenger braced for knife-edge Arsenal season

Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup, but has little margin for error ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City.

Brazil shoots to top of FIFA rankings

Captained by the Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, Brazil have knocked Germany off the top of the FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

No PSG contact over Sanchez – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday he has had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding Alexis Sanchez, who will miss the start of the season through injury.

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Threats with razor blades mailed to Merkel, other lawmaker

Anonymous threatening letters in Arabic containing white powder and razor blades have been sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's home and other politicians before Sunday's election, police said.

Fed govt not against state developing own power projects – Fashola

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IPOB: PDP advises South-East leaders to allay fears, address grievances

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Court remands man over alleged theft of transformer oil

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Group commend North for not retaliating alleged IPOB attacks

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