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Chelsea are in pole position to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz after a number of rival suitors were put off by the €100 million (£90m/$112m) price tag being placed on him this summer.
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United are all said to have their eye on the attacking midfielder, who has scored eight goals and made five assists in 23 Bundesliga appearances this season.
The resumption of the German Bundesliga next weekend amid the COVID-19 crisis will give hope to other European leagues that they can also successfully return, according to Schalke 04 coach David Wagner.
The Bundesliga will resume on May 15, the German league confirmed Wednesday, after Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders gave the green light to restart behind closed doors following weeks of shutdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The Spanish La Liga has congratulated Germany’s Bundesliga for announcing its imminent return as Spain’s top-flight stepped up its own comeback preparations.
Resuming the Bundesliga with games behind closed doors was the only way to save endangered clubs and preserve the format of the top two tiers, according to German Football League (DFL) chief executive Christian Seifert.
On Wednesday, German chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with the prime ministers of Germany’s 16 states about a potential loosening of restrictions implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Several Bundesliga players are being tested daily and receiving same day results after coronavirus cases were discovered in their squad.
Super Eagles defender Jamilu Collins Bundesliga debut with Paderborn in the 3-2 defeat away to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday at BayArena.
Peter Bosz believes there is a better chance of both Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz remaining at Bayer Leverkusen after they sealed Champions League football for next season.
Adi Hutter backed Eintracht Frankfurt to produce a much-improved performance against Chelsea in the Europa League semi-final after being thrashed by Bayer Leverkusen.
Nigeria forward Stephen Odey could not add to his tally for FC Zurich as Bayer Leverkusen ran away with all three points in a Europa League match on Thursday night.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund crashed to a 4-2 defeat at Hanover on Saturday, collapsing at the back after the sending-off of young defender Dan-Axel Zagadou.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.
A police bulletin from the commands spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ezea said the victim, Nneoma Nnadi, was being mistreated by her aunt whom she is living with to the extent of using different objects such as hot pressing iron, iron roads and nails to inflict grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.
The German economy is set to return to growth in the remaining half of 2020 after the COVID-19 crisis dragged Europe’s biggest economy into recession, the ifo research institute said on Wednesday.
The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Global leaders called for a comprehensive approach to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which International Labour Organisation (ILO) chief Guy Ryder said on Wednesday had plunged the world of work into “unprecedented crisis”.
The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged illegal withdrawal of funds from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited amounting to $1.05bn by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.