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Juventus using Mino Raiola links to target Eredivisie starlets

Juventus are reportedly using their strong relationship with Mino Raiola to sign two of the brightest Eredivisie talents.
Manchester City advanced to the EFL Cup final following a 3-2 aggregate over Manchester United.

Five top games to watch in Europa League this week

The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time outwith the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week
Virgil van Dijk

Ruud Gullit: Virgil van Dijk is never going to win Ballon d’Or

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is never going to win the Ballon d’Or despite pushing Lionel Messi close in 2019, says Ruud Gullit, with the Dutch great expecting defenders to be overlooked in future votes.g
The result leaves them a ridiculous 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool and after the game, Pep Guardiola and his players had a frank discussion which lasted a whopping 45 minutes.

Alessandro Del Piero hints at Pep Guardiola joining Juventus

Legendary Italian striker Alessandro Del Piero has hinted that Pep Guardiola could leave Manchester City for Juventus in the summer.
Lewis Hamilton

F1: Max Verstappen comments ‘sign of weakness’ – Lewis Hamilton

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said an apparent failure by title rival Max Verstappen to acknowledge his achievements was a “sign of weakness”.
Super-agent Mino Raiola has revealed the thinking behind Erling Braut Haaland’s “well-considered decision” to join Borussia Dortmund last month.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund look to Erling Haaland to help reboot title bid

Borussia Dortmund must tighten their defence and trust teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland to provide the goals against Bundesliga giant-killers Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday after a “week to forget”.
Former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has sent a message to club chairman Daniel Levy advising him to make a move for Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech next summer.

Chelsea, Ajax reach £37 million agreement for Hakim Ziyech

The Stamford Bridge club saw an offer for the 26-year old rejected in January but continued negotiations amid increasing competition from rival clubs.
Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool set to offer Virgil van Dijk new five-year deal worth £50 million

Liverpool are reportedly ready to further secure Virgil van Dijk’s future by offering the Dutch defender a new deal worth £50million.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Liverpool, Chelsea could go head to head for Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze

Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze could be a summer transfer target for European top clubs once again following the revelation from French football.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has included Odion Ighalo in his update Europa League squad.

Former Manchester United defender wishes Odion Ighalo luck with new jersey number

Former Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia has sent a good luck message to Odion Ighalo after he was handed the Ecuadorian old jersey number.
Barcelona is in search of the striker and the Camp Not directors are prepared to sign former Southampton striker Duncan Tadic.

Barcelona out to sign Premier League flop before the transfer deadline day

His resurgence has attracted the likes of Barcelona and the 31-year-old is tipped to fill Luis Suarez’s shoe at the Camp Nou, following the injury that would keep the Uruguayan out for four months.
Manchester City are reportedly willing to pay €95 million to sign Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar.

Tottenham sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn

Tottenham announced the signing of Dutch international Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday.
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Tottenham agree £25.6 million deal for Christian Eriksen’s replacement

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of winger Steven Bergwijn after agreeing a deal with PSV Eindhoven.
Reported Tottenham target Steven Bergwijn has denied claims he refused to play for current club PSV in order to force through a move to the Premier League.

Tottenham-linked Steven Bergwijn denies claims he refused to play for PSV

Reported Tottenham target Steven Bergwijn has denied claims he refused to play for current club PSV in order to force through a move to the Premier League.
Former Barcelona and Manchester United winger, Jordi Cruyff, has been appointed the new head coach of Ecuador.

Jordi Cruyff appointed Ecuador head coach

Former Barcelona and Manchester United winger, Jordi Cruyff, has been appointed the new head coach of Ecuador.
Learning from Robert Lewandowski (l.) and playing in the Bundesliga at 18- Joshua Zirkzee (c.) feels fully vindicated by his decision to join Bayern Munich.

Nigerian youngster wants to succeed Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich

Dutch-born Nigerian youngster Joshua Zirkzee says his aim is to be Bayen Munich number one striker in the nearest future, amid transfer rumors.
Former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has sent a message to club chairman Daniel Levy advising him to make a move for Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech next summer.

Arsenal to pay £42.5 million for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech

Arsenal’s hopes of signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax have been handed a boost, after the player has been told he can leave this month, CalcioMercato reports.
Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool took important lessons from the title pain they endured in 2018-19, with the Reds determined to make amends by capturing the Premier League crown a year on.

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool learned from title pain, determined to avoid repeat

Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool took important lessons from the title pain they endured in 2018-19, with the Reds determined to make amends by capturing the Premier League crown a year on.

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Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

ECOWAS Court chief advocates legal system to guarantee Ivoirians of rights protection

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Court orders DSS to probe Bayelsa deputy governor for ‘certificate forgery’

An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.