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Fernandinho is one of the most important parts of the Manchester City side that have triumphed in the Premier League this season.

Fernandinho: It’s an honour and a privilege to captain Manchester City

At 35-years-old he has won the Premier League four times. He has also made 347 appearances for City during his eight years in Manchester, in which he has also won the FA Cup once and the League Cup six times. Fernandinho assured that, due to the high level in English football, winning the title is of extreme importance.
Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Chelsea fans to request Champions League final moved from Istanbul to UK

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) will request that the club’s all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City is moved from Istanbul to the UK.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britain in talks to host Champions League final as Turkey moved to red list

Istanbul’s status as the host city for this month’s Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea is in major doubt after Turkey was added to the Government’s list of coronavirus “red list” countries for travel, with the UK ready to step in and host the game instead.
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafael Benitez admits he is hoping for Premier League return

The Spaniard has enjoyed three spells in English football to date, first, establishing himself as a firm fan favourite during his time at Liverpool, steering the club to Champions League glory on that night in Istanbul.
Edwin van der Sar is leaving the door open for a return to Manchester United to be made, but the legendary former Red Devils goalkeeper says he has not been approached about succeeding Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.

Edwin van der Sar pacts to talk of succeeding Ed Woodward at Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar is leaving the door open for a return to Manchester United to be made, but the legendary former Red Devils goalkeeper says he has not been approached about succeeding Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.
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: English football’s social media blackout is powerful message but not direct action

Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o said racism and online abuse can only be defeated in football if social media platforms and football governing bodies around the world take action.
English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms.

English football teams begin four-day social media boycott to protest online abuse

English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms
Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PFA brands Twitter’s response to abuse of footballers ‘unacceptable’

Twitter’s response to abusive posts directed towards footballers has been “absolutely unacceptable” ahead of this weekend’s social media boycott, according to the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA joins English football in announcing social media boycott in bid to ‘eradicate online...

A social media boycott has been announced across English football, with the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, FSA and UEFA uniting to put a blackout in place between April 30 and May 3.
Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham, according to Peter Crouch, who says club chairman Daniel Levy simply won't bend.

Harry Kane to decide on Tottenham future

Embattled Harry Kane is set to decide on his Tottenham Hotspur’s future.
Thierry Henry has revealed that he still harbours ambitions to manage Arsenal, who considered a club legend for the role back in 2018 following the departure of Arsene Wenger.

Thierry Henry: Fans’ protest was a ‘victory for football’

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has revealed he ‘no longer recognises’ his former side after the club’s failed attempt to join the European Super League, which sparked a furious public backlash.
Manchester United midfielder Fred admits a lot of clubs have their eye on fellow Brazilian Raphinha, with the Red Devils among those said to be monitoring the progress of a tricky winger at Leeds.

Fred makes Raphinha transfer admission amid Manchester United links to Leeds winger

Manchester United midfielder Fred admits "a lot of clubs have their eye on" fellow Brazilian Raphinha, with the Red Devils among those said to be monitoring the progress of a tricky winger at Leeds.
Gary Neville has expressed his anger towards the Premier League so-called ‘big six’ following a shocking attempt to form a breakaway European Super League.

European Super League: Gary Neville demands punishment for Premier League big six

Gary Neville has expressed his anger towards the Premier League so-called ‘big six’ following a shocking attempt to form a breakaway European Super League.
Online racist abuse directed at football players has reached a “crisis point” and social media platforms must join forces with authorities to tackle the problem more quickly, according to Britain’s sports minister, Nigel Huddleston.

British minister: Online racism attack on footballers at ‘crisis’ point

Online racist abuse directed at football players has reached a “crisis point” and social media platforms must join forces with authorities to tackle the problem more quickly, according to Britain’s sports minister, Nigel Huddleston.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

English FA ‘exploring all options’ to prevent Super League repeat

English football is set for a fan-led review, under the direction of former sports minister Tracey Crouch, following the fall-out from the widely criticised breakaway plans.
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.

All English clubs pull out of Super League amid outrage

Plans for the European Super League fell further into crisis late Tuesday, with all six English clubs announcing they were turning away from their involvement in the controversial project.
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney believes VAR is not fit for purpose.

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United will take care of fans in Super League breakaway

Derby boss, Wayne Rooney, is confident Manchester United won’t ignore the fans in their Super League plans.
Liverpool are joint-top at the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, following their 3-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Premier League condemns proposed European Super League

It has been claimed by numerous sources that a European Super League will be announced on Sunday evening, with the Premier League’s ‘big six’ – Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs – joining a further six sides from Spain and Italy, although no sides from Germany or France are said to be involved.
The Premier League have confirmed the launch of their Hall of Fame.

Premier League launch ‘Hall of Fame’ with two inductees on Monday

English football’s top flight was due to announce two initial inductees in 2020 but that was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
British sport stopped to pay tribute to Prince Philip ahead of his funeral on Saturday with two minutes’ silence held before Newcastle’s Premier League match against West Ham and several Championship fixtures on Saturday.

Sport across Britain pays its respects to Prince Philip

British sport stopped to pay tribute to Prince Philip ahead of his funeral on Saturday with two minutes’ silence held before Newcastle’s Premier League match against West Ham and several Championship fixtures on Saturday.

Manchester City boss: Phil Foden will do his talking on the pitch

Pep Guardiola has backed Phil Foden to do his talking on the pitch after a contentious tweet was posted by his social media company aimed at Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
4. Odion Ighalo is in buoyant mood following Al Shabab’s league win against Damak.

Odion Ighalo: I turned down Tottenham to join Manchester United

Odion Ighalo says he turned down offers from Tottenham Hotspur and other clubs to join Manchester United last year.

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Manchester United have tabled a £68.5 million offer to sign midfielder Marcos Llorente from Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window, AS reports.

Manchester United’s plan to prevent Marcos Llorente renewing at Atletico

Man Utd are keen on Marcos Llorente and they are promising to do everything they can to get him. 'The Mirror' says they could offer Atletico Madrid 70 million euros to get the midfielder which Diego Simeone has converted into an attacker.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Yahaya Bello: People are asking me to come and fix the country

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday said he is considering running for President in 2023. He made the comment while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
Real Madrid have denied reports that Inter are falling behind on payments for wing-back Achraf Hakimi.

Achraf Hakimi: Inter can dominate Italy, Europe under Antonio Conte

Achraf Hakimi believes that Inter can create a dynasty of domestic and international success under Antonio Conte's guidance, after they ended Juventus' decade-long reign at the Serie A summit.
Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Sergio Aguero to get just over half his Manchester City salary at Barcelona

Barcelona have reportedly assured the signing of Sergio Aguero for the 2021-22 season. In order to sign for Barca, the Argentine has had to considerably reduce his salary. 'The Sun' talks of a 40% reduction compared to what he gets right now at Man City.

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Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is upbeat the club will secure a berth in Europe next season.

Maduka Okoye confident Sparta Rotterdam will secure European spot

Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is upbeat the club will secure a berth in Europe next season.
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Akwa Ibom governor: We’ll leave no stone unturned to unravel Ini Umoren’s killers

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has vowed to leave no stone unturned in unraveling those behind the murder of the job-seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren.
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Ebonyi governor: We are fighting two wars in South East

The Chairman of South East Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has said the people of the zone are fighting two separate wars.
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China to create ‘line of separation’ at Everest summit on coronavirus fears

China will set up "a line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from COVID-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.