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Golden Eaglets Assistant coach Nduka Ugbade and ex-international Ifeanyi Udeze have picked Samuel Chukwueze ahead of Victor Osimhen for the Africa Young Player of the Year Award 2019.

Victor Osimhen: Why I turned down Arsenal as a teen

Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, has admitted that he turned down Arsenal when Arsene Wenger was in charge.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen reveals he rejected Arsenal move in 2015

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has revealed that he held talks with Arsene Wenger over a move to Arsenal in 2015 but ultimately decided that Wolfsburg was the best place for him to continue his development.

Manchester United weigh up options to sign Atletico’s Saul Niguez

Manchester United is weighing up options to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez at the end of the current campaign.
Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Osasuna on Sunday saw Zinedine Zidane further cement his legendary place in the club’s history.

Real Madrid consider Chelsea star as Casemiro alternative

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has drawn up a shortlist of three players to supplement the role of Casemiro at the club.
João Félix has been named the Golden Boy winner for 2019.

Joao Mario: Barcelona would’ve been better fit for Joao Felix

Joao Felix would be better suited to life at Barcelona, says fellow Portugal international Joao Mario, with Atletico Madrid’s “Italian” system considered to pose problems for the talented 20-year-old.
Members of Brazil’s 1982 World Cup squad have reunited to ask their compatriots to work together and donate money to help the country’s overcrowded slums avoid the worst ravages of the coronavirus.

Brazil’s 1982 World Cup team reunite to fight coronavirus

Members of Brazil’s 1982 World Cup squad have reunited to ask their compatriots to work together and donate money to help the country’s overcrowded slums avoid the worst ravages of the coronavirus.
Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.

Coronavirus: Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o, La Liga stars share Stay at Home message

Former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o took to social media to join a host of La Liga stars to share a message for people to stay indoors while the coronavirus pandemic remains.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Javier Tebas: La Liga players should expect coronavirus wage cuts

La Liga players have been told it should be "normal" for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirms talks over May return

La Liga president Javier Tebas has predicted that clubs could miss out on €1 billion (£882m/$1.1bn) worth of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, while stating talks are being held over resuming the season as early as May 28.
Barcelona are ready to sell Antoine Griezmann, less than one year after signing him from Atletico Madrid, according to Sport.

Barcelona begin Manchester United swap deal talks ahead of summer transfer window

Barcelona are holding internal talks about possibly swapping players with Manchester United and Juventus this summer, it has been claimed.
Willian has once again hinted that he would be willing to commit to a new contract at Chelsea, with the Brazilian stating his desire to take in many more appearances for his “dream” club.

13 big names out of contract and free to cash-strapped clubs

What’s been said? ”I think it will be very difficult for me to renew because Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three and it ended there, we don’t talk anymore, we didn’t negotiate anymore.” – Willian, April, 2020
Neymar and Juan Bernat scored a goal each in an incredible opening 45 minutes for the hosts in an empty Parc des Princes.

Outrageous transfer fees will be unjustifiable after coronavirus pandemic – Bayern chief

Deals worth in excess of €100 million have been commonplace in the past four years, with Neymar becoming the world's most expensive player when he joined Paris Saint-Germain for €222m (£200m/$264m) in August 2017.
Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury.

Atletico Madrid favourites to sign Manchester United target

Barcelona are set to let midfielder Ivan Rakitic leave the club for a fee of £17million this summer with Atletico Madrid leading the race for his signature, according to Marca.
Neymar admits to having grown up wanting to be like Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Brazilian modelling his game on the ex-England captain.

Neymar revealed as anonymous £775,000 donor in fight against coronavirus

The Paris Saint-Germain star split the donation between UNICEF and a benefit fund in his home nation of Brazil to aid in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Diego Simeone dismissed talk of winning the La Liga title after Atletico Madrid preserved their 100 per cent record with a last-gasp comeback against Eibar.

Atletico Madrid players confirm 70 percent wage cut due to coronavirus outbreak

Atletico Madrid have confirmed their players will take a 70% wage cut, to supplement the salaries of 430 club staff in the coming months.
Former England striker Gary Lineker has entered self-isolation after his son George displayed coronavirus symptoms.

Gary Lineker defends Premier League footballers from salary critics

Former Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker has called for patience amid claims that Premier League footballers are refusing to accept salary cuts during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Coronavirus crisis to end ‘unhealthy’ spending in football

The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will stop the “unhealthy” inflation of player wages and transfer fees in football, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote in an editorial published on Thursday.
Atletico Madrid have reacted after the passing away of their U14 player Christian Minchola.

Atletico Madrid react after losing striker

The La Liga giants made this known in a tweet on their official Twitter but the did not reveal the cause of Minchola’s death.

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Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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