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Inter Miami confirm signing of Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami have confirmed the signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi following the Frenchman's departure from Juventus.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta

Neymar has etched his name into the history books after playing a lively part in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Roman Abramovich

Chelsea owner to boost transfer plans with £200 million funds

Roman Abramovich will give the funds to Frank Lampard to take Chelsea’s summer spending well north of £200million if the Blues can secure deals for the manager’s three top targets. The Chelsea owner has already sanctioned over £80m of spending on Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Frank Lampard hopes to bolster Chelsea squad after Champions League exit

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard described the rebuild of his team as a work in progress after they crashed out of the Champions League last-16 following a 7-1 aggregate defeat by Germany’s Bayern Munich.
Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted to reach the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta still on cloud nine after Arsenal’s Europa League qualification

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted to reach the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.
The future of Lille attacker Victor Osimhen has been thrown into doubt, with Napoli stating that the player has changed agents and must start negotiations “all over again”.

Emmanuel Amunike warns Victor Osimhen against Liverpool move

Victor Osimhen could ‘become better than Didier Drogba’ and should choose Napoli over Liverpool, his former Nigeria youth coach Emmanuel Amunike has told Tuttomercatoweb.
Hakim Ziyech has officially arrived at Chelsea following his £35million transfer from Ajax.

Hakim Ziyech discusses his long-held admiration for Chelsea

The Moroccan international has completed his move to Chelsea after a £37.8m deal was agreed with Ajax in February, Ziyech having now joined up with his new side to begin preparations ahead of next season.
Juan Mata believes he made the right decision to join Manchester United almost six years ago and insists the club are getting closer to recapturing former glories.

Juan Mata set to join Fenerbahce – reports

An interesting story has emerged from the Turkish media claiming Manchester United star Juan Mata is close to securing a transfer to Fenerbahce.
French Ligue 1 side, Lille have congratulated Victor Osimhen for his maiden goal for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’ s friendly against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.

Gernot Rohr: Victor Osimhen can reach Didier Drogba’s level

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr believes Victor Osimhen has what it takes to get to the level of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba.
Harry Kane

Jose Mourinho insists Harry Kane will thrive on his watch

Jose Mourinho strongly defended his record of getting the best from top strikers on Monday after criticism the Portuguese manager’s style could see Harry Kane look for pastures new.
Moses Simon is among the nominees for Nantes' Player of the Month award for February.

Moses Simon dreams of Chelsea move

Moses Simon has ambitions of playing in the Premier League and would welcome the chance to represent Chelsea in the future.
Former Nigerian international Austine Jay Jay Okocha once said he never knew he is a black footballer until he got to, where he suffered racial abuse while playing in the German Bundesliga.

Jurgen Klopp: Jay Jay Okocha’s goal against Oliver Kahn most spectacular in German football...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has picked Jay-Jay Okocha’s sizzling goal scored against Oliver Kahn as the most spectacular in the history of German football.
Didier Drogba has given a detailed breakdown of Chelsea’s dramatic Champions League win against Bayern Munich eight years ago and says he nearly gave up hope until he got some words of encouragement from Juan Mata.

Didier Drogba: How Juan Mata helped me win Champions League trophy

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed how his former Blues’ teammate, Juan Mata, helped him win the 2012 UEFA Champions League.
Frank Lampard has recollected Chelsea’s famed Champions League triumph on May 19, 2012, while recognising Didier Drogba’s notable role.

Frank Lampard reveals Didier Drogba’s impact in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph

Frank Lampard has recollected Chelsea’s famed Champions League triumph on May 19, 2012, while recognising Didier Drogba’s notable role.
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”.

Samuel Eto’o: El-Hadji Diouf, Didier Drogba weren’t at my level

Former Barcelona superstar Samuel Eto’o has restated his belief that he is the greatest African footballer of all time, while also taking a jab at fellow former forwards El-Hadji Diouf and Didier Drogba.
Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba beats Zlatan Ibrahimovic as best Ligue 1 striker in last two decades

Former Marseille and Guingamp star Didier Drogba has been crowned Ligue 1's greatest striker of the past 20 years, ahead of PSG legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Yaya Toure backs Didier Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA presidency

Yaya Toure is backing former Ivory Coast team-mate Didier Drogba’s bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF).
Former Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Zokora has explained why former teammate Didier Drogba failed to secure a single vote in the West African country’s Football Association presidential election.

Didier Zokora: Why Drogba lost Ivory Coast FA presidential bid

Former Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Zokora has explained why former teammate Didier Drogba failed to secure a single vote in the West African country’s Football Association presidential election.

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