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Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

Barcelona boss: There are only two moments where Lionel Messi can rest this season

Barcelona get ready to host Ferencvaros in gameweek 5 of the UEFA Champions League, hoping to build on their spectacular back-to-back victories against Dynamo Kyiv and Osasuna in the last week.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was furious in a press conference about his side's kick-off times thois season. He is not happy his team are playing so many matches at 21-00 CET.

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona must cut out costly mistakes

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman accepts his side cannot afford to make the kind of mistakes as goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen did in first-half stoppage time which condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid.
Ronald Koeman refused to answer questions over Lionel Messi’s long-term future as he called for more respect for the Barcelona superstar.

Lionel Messi transfer questions lead to angry refusal from Barcelona boss

Ronald Koeman refused to answer questions over Lionel Messi’s long-term future as he called for more respect for the Barcelona superstar.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was happy to see Leo Messi have minutes in their friendly win against Nastic.

Ronald Koeman doesn’t see Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona

Ronald Koeman remains convinced that Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona and has refused to be drawn into a debate regarding the Argentine’s future.
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Liverpool offer bumper new deal to Gini Wijnaldum

Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum will be a free agent at the end of this season and the Dutch international will be allowed to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Gomez has undergone surgery on Thursday.

Liverpool provide Joe Gomez update as defender undergoes surgery

Gomez joins team-mate Virgil van Dijk on the injury list, with the Dutchman unlikely to feature this season, while midfielder-turned-defender Fabinho is also currently sidelined.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was happy to see Leo Messi have minutes in their friendly win against Nastic.

Ronald Koeman disagrees with Quique Setién on ‘coaching Lionel Messi’

Ronald Koeman has spoken in the press conference ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Dynamo Kyiv. The coach was asked what he thinks of former coach Quique Setién’s comments on “coaching Lionel Messi”.
Virgil van Dijk has gone under the knife to repair the damage done to his knee, with the operation proving a success, Liverpool have confirmed on their official website.

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk undergoes surgery on knee injury

Virgil van Dijk has gone under the knife to repair the damage done to his knee, with the operation proving a success, Liverpool have confirmed on their official website.
Bayern Munich wing-back David Alaba has resisted an attempt from Manchester City.

Liverpool keen on striking pre-contract deal with Bayern star

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba in January amid the club’s defensive crisis.
Donny van de Beek made only his third start for Manchester United in their 5-0 win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night

Manchester United boss delighted with Donny van de Beek performance

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was very happy with Dutchman Donny van de Beek.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says Jordan Pickford will not be taken out of the spotlight after a turbulent week following the challenge that left Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk with a serious knee injury.

Everton goalkeeper hires bodyguards after threats from Liverpool supporters

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has reportedly been forced to hire bodyguards after allegedly receiving threats from Liverpool supporters.
Former Manchester United star Phil Neville was not pleased with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promises key role for Donny van de Beek

He said to Sky Sports: “Donny is going to play a big, big part this year. At the moment, I realise the topic is Donny van de Beek, it’s nice for some players or commentators to have a little go. I know you’re short for time on TV and have to put your point across quickly, but you have to know you don’t have to start the first three games to be a very important member of the squad.
New Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek admits he has received advice about the Premier League from father-in-law Dennis Bergkamp.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Donny van de Beek will play a ‘big, big part’ for...

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to questions about Donny van de Beek’s lack of game time so far this season.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says Virgil van Dijk has “radiated positivity” at the club since suffering his potentially season-ending injury against Everton last week.

Jordan Henderson: Virgil van Dijk has radiated positivity at Liverpool since his injury

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says Virgil van Dijk has “radiated positivity” at the club since suffering his potentially season-ending injury against Everton last week.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation.
Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva says working under manager Louis van Gaal was one of the worst experiences of his football career.

Rafael da Silva launches full-blooded criticism of Louis van Gaal

Rafael, who joined Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir from Olympic Lyonnaise this summer, spent eight years at Old Trafford and played under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, caretaker manager Ryan Giggs before the Dutchman joined the club in 2014.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara agrees personal terms with Liverpool.

Bayern Munich expecting Manchester United to bid for Thiago Alcantara soon

Bayern Munich are expecting a bid from Manchester United for Thiago Alcantara to arrive imminently, according to reports from Germany.
Memphis Depay

Manchester United waive buy-back clause for Barcelona target Memphis Depay

The Dutchman is being linked with a move to the Nou Camp after his countryman Ronald Koeman took over as manager.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.