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Philippe Coutinho represents a “risk” that Bayern Munich do not need to take, says Stefan Effenberg, with Mario Mandzukic a more suitable option for a club looking to land the Champions League crown.

Rio Ferdinand: Philippe Coutinho won’t improve Manchester United

Former Manchester United defender and club icon has suggested that the Red Devils should avoid signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
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.

Marcos Cafu: Neymar better player than Lionel Messi

World Cup winner, Marcos Cafu, insisted PSG star Neymar is a superior talent to Barcelona captain Leo Messi.
With nagging concerns about coronavirus sweeping through teams and players scattered across the world, unable or hesitant to return, China is finding that restarting football is no simple matter.

Lessons from China as coronavirus-hit football faces difficult return

With nagging concerns about coronavirus sweeping through teams and players scattered across the world, unable or hesitant to return, China is finding that restarting football is no simple matter.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo the best player in the world ahead of Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo's consistency puts him ahead of Lionel Messi as the world's best player, according to Pele, but he doesn't believe that either man is as good as he was in his prime.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Barcelona to reassess transfer strategy amid coronavirus pandemic

Barcelona have been targeting Neymar since last summer and they’re seriously interested in bringing him back to Camp Nou this summer, according to multiple reports in Catalonia. Another player on their wishlist is Inter Argentine striker Lautaro Martínez, who is tipped to become Luis Suárez’s successor at the club.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Report: Real Madrid could part ways with Gareth Bale in the summer

Real Madrid could part ways with the Gareth Bale this summer, according to Diario AS. AS reported last week, that the financial hit coming from the COVID-19 pandemic will leave Madrid with economic implications.
Former Brazil international Hulk, real name Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, says there is nothing hidden about his dating the niece of his ex-wife Iran Angelo de Souza, according to UOL.

Brazilian footballer dumps wife of 12-year relationship to marry wife’s niece

Brazilian footballer Hulk dumped his wife Iran Angelo in December and marries his wife’s niece in a sudden marriage after their relationship started in December.
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Fifa grant Kenya more time to pay former coach

World football governing body, Fifa, have handed Kenya 30 more days to pay former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche.
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has said that attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is trying too hard to impress and ends up making the wrong decision at times as a result.

Four Premier League clubs go after Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho’s desperation for a return to England has reportedly sparked interest from four top Premier League sides.

Femi Falana: Cuba has drugs to fight coronavirus

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has written to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to seek the help of Cuba as the country has a drug that has so far proven effective in the fight against Coronavirus
Super Eagles star Oluwasemilogo Ajayi was in action for his English championship side, West Bromich Albion, against Preston North End on Wednesday.

Super Eagles star names Ronaldinho as his football idol

The 40-year-old who two FIFA World Player of the Year award and Ballon d’Or during his playing days where he was regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and famous for his dazzling skills and ability score and create goals.
Chelsea have taken decisive action against ticket touts operating around their Stamford Bridge home, with jail sentences handed out in some instances.

Chelsea in talks with Barcelona for former Liverpool midfielder

The Brazilian midfielder is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and the Bavarian is not ready to sign him permanently at the end of the current campaign as the Bundesliga side decided not to take up the option to sign him permanently.
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho was behind bars on Saturday after being arrested for entering Paraguay on a fake passport, a judge in Asuncion confirmed Saturday.

Barcelona cut ties with Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is facing a worst case scenario in his battle to be released from prison after a key witness failed to give evidence and Barcelona cut ties with him.
Always the lightning rod for controversy, Neymar Jr.’s arrival was highly anticipated. Last summer, he famously arrived after his teammates much to the chagrin of Leonardo but this time, Neymar showed up right on time and with a new blonde hairstyle.

Neymar, Thiago Silva return to Brazil amid coronavirus crisis

Le Parisien report that Brazilian international and PSG duo Neymar and Thiago Silva have returned to their native Brazil amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is in intensive care in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

Former Real Madrid president in intensive care battling coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is in intensive care in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has set sight on three Chelsea players as he aimed to raid the Blues for reinforcement at the end of the season.

Inter Milan coach wants Barcelona star in a play swap deal for Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo at the Sansiro at the end of the season, according to report from Italian media.
Former Brazil and Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho

Brazil legend Ronaldinho ‘caught up in money laundering scheme with criminals’

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has been linked to a possible money laundering scheme – though investigators are unsure over how much he knew of what was happening.
Bayern Munich and Ajax are plotting a summer move for Brazilian forward Pepê, according to Globoesporte.

Bayern Munich and Ajax to ‘make offer’ for Brazilian forward

Bayern Munich and Ajax are plotting a summer move for Brazilian forward Pepê, according to Globoesporte.

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Barcelona have reportedly pinpointed Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane as two potential targets as the club looks to locate a replacement for Luis Suarez next summer.

Marcus Rashford cleared to step up rehabilitation

Manchester United have cleared striker Marcus Rashford to step up his rehabilitation from a back injury that has kept him out of action since January.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun police nab fraudster over virus relief scam

Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Shehu Koko representing Maiyama-Koko-Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State made the plea in a statement made available to journalists on Monday.

Reps member calls for suspension of utility bills

As part of efforts to ameliorate the socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, the federal government has been urged to extend her palliative to include suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for the ordinary Nigerians for two months.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.