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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette said he was flattered by rumoured interest from Barcelona as he added to mounting speculation a transfer away from Emirates Stadium could be in the offing.

Juventus offer Arsenal Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa for Alexandre Lacazette

Serie A giants Juventus will reportedly offer Arsenal a choice of Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero in exchange for Alexandre Lacazette.
Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has been using Whatsapp to send his players workout plans whilst Italy is in lock-down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gennaro Gattuso: I’ll only mark Lionel Messi in my dreams or on PlayStation

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is now thinking about his side’s UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg match against Barcelona at Camp Nou after rounding off their 2019/20 Serie A campaign.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
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.

Antonio Conte: Inter players deserved better press

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte was snappy after ending the season with victory over Atalanta.
Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost-Ekong played all 90 minutes in Udinese’s Italian Serie A game against fellow strugglers Sampdoria on Sunday.

Super Eagles star struggles as Udinese crumble to Sampdoria at home

Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost-Ekong played all 90 minutes in Udinese’s Italian Serie A game against fellow strugglers Sampdoria on Sunday.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is uncertain if Wilfred Ndidi will be available for their Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday.

Wilfred Ndidi: Brendan Rodgers has made me a better player

Wilfred Ndidi says he has improved remarkably as a player under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.

Ahmed Musa: Riyad Mahrez the reason why I failed at Leicester

Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa says he only joined Leicester City because he was told that Riyad Mahrez was leaving the club.
Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.

Serie A will return ‘one step at a time’ after coronavirus – Italian minister

Italy's minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora said the Serie A season will return "one step at a time" following the coronavirus outbreak.
Sampdoria head coach Claudio Ranieri said the delay in Serie A due to the coronavirus pandemic would result in a falsified championship but backed calls to allow the 2019-20 season to be completed.

Claudio Ranieri: Players need more testing on coronavirus

Sampdoria coach, Claudio Ranieri, has said that they still don’t know enough about the coronavirus, as teams push to resume training. “We had a player who was positive, then negative, then positive again.”
Sampdoria head coach Claudio Ranieri said the delay in Serie A due to the coronavirus pandemic would result in a falsified championship but backed calls to allow the 2019-20 season to be completed.

Claudio Ranieri backs Serie A resumption despite ‘falsified championship’

Sampdoria head coach Claudio Ranieri said the delay in Serie A due to the coronavirus pandemic would result in "a falsified championship" but backed calls to allow the 2019-20 season to be completed.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
Brendan Rodgers believes his high-flying Leicester City side can get even better as they mount an increasingly impressive challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Leicester City can get even better – Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers believes his high-flying Leicester City side can get even better as they mount an increasingly impressive challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Sassuolo’s Italian midfielder Francesco Magnanelli (L) and Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (2ndL) go for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match Sassuolo vs Inter Milan on October 20, 2019 at the Mapei stadium in Reggio-Emilia. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Inter Milan keep pace with Juventus as Ranieri’s Sampdoria hold Roma

Inter Milan held off a late Sassuolo surge to win 4-3 and keep pace with leaders Juventus in Serie A on Sunday as Claudio Ranieri settled for a goalless draw against former club Roma in his first game as Sampdoria coach.
Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea demand €25 million for Roma target Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea have placed a €25 million (£23m/$27.7m) price tag on defender Davide Zappacosta as they look to offload the Italy international.
Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from the Newcastle job

Jose Mourinho distances himself from Newcastle

Jose Mourinho has appeared to rule out replacing Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United because he says he is a "winner".

Claudio Ranieri interested in replacing Rafa Benitez at Newcastle

The former Leicester manager, who won the Premier League title with the Foxes in the 2015-16 season, has been without a job since leaving Roma at the end of the campaign.

Olympic medallist Umar Sadiq set for Roma return

Former Nigeria U-23 ace Umar Sadiq could get an opportunity for a return to Roma following the appointment of a new manager by the Italian club. The Serie A side confirmed the appointment of Paulo Fonseca as their new manager on Tuesday.
Paulo Fonseca

Paulo Fonseca confirmed as new Roma coach

Roma have confirmed that Paulo Fonseca is their new coach, taking over from the departing Claudio Ranieri.

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Ayo Fayose: I’ll send ex-President Obasanjo back to prison if I become president

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to send the former president Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison for all his alleged grievous infractions committed against Nigeria if he becomes president.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Weapons, aircraft from US, China, Jordan coming

Nigeria is expecting to take delivery of military weapons and aircraft from Jordan, China and the United States to reinvigorate its anti-terror war, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The meeting also agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are at the root of the nationwide security challenges, and needed to be addressed with greater vigour by all tiers of government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria’s foreign minister recovers from coronavirus

Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday announced that he has recovered from COVID-19.
Obadiah Mailafia

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia over comment on Boko Haram-serving governor’s link

The Department of State Services (DSS), has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and stakeholder in Southern Kaduna, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office over the comment he made recently about a Northern governor being the commander of Boko Haram.

Unease in Ebonyi market as traders uncover hidden explosive device

There was palpable fear and apprehension at the popular Ophoke-Abba market, Kpiri-Kpiri in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, following the discovery of a substance suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).