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Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez: African Player of the Year is between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

Riyad Mahrez believes Algeria’s status as an underdog in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will ease them from pressure.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard's proposed transfer to Real Madrid this summer won't be easy to push through, according to Roberto Di Matteo.

Real Madrid to unveil £130 million Eden Hazard on Thursday

Madrid are understood to have struck a deal with Chelsea that could rise to a club-record transfer of £130 million once all bonus payments come into play.
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Liverpool’s Champions League party moves to England

Liverpool’s celebrations stretched long into the night after they became six-time European champions with goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi to beat Tottenham — and the party was set to move to England on Sunday where tens of thousands of fans awaited the team’s return.
Ruud Gullit was critical of some Tottenham players after a first-leg defeat to Ajax and Danny Rose hopes their comeback silenced him.

Champions League final: Tottenham, Liverpool chase biggest win of all

Among the rewards for the Champions League winners on Saturday will be silverware, status and history but the greatest prize awaiting Liverpool or Tottenham might be an end to the agonising wait.
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Eden Hazard: I think this is a goodbye

After scoring twice in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Arsenal in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final match on Wednesday, Belgium’s Eden Hazard said he has now found the right moment.
[FILE] Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match between between Cardiff City and Chelsea at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on March 31, 2019. (Photo by Geoff CADDICK - AFP)

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea future in spotlight as Europa final looms

Maurizio Sarri faces an uncertain future as Chelsea manager even if the much-maligned Italian leads his side to victory in the Europa League final against Arsenal.
Eden Hazard

Chelsea want £130 million for Eden Hazard

Real Madrid value the Belgium international at no more than €100m (£88m) due to the fact that he is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez eyes AFCON after Manchester City treble

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez hopes he can continue a successful streak by helping Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt during July.
Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany (C) lifts the winner’s trophy as the players celebrate victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 18, 2019. – Manchester City beat Watford 6-0 at Wembley to claim the FA Cup. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) /

Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City’s history boys

Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City’s history makers after they clinched the domestic treble with a swaggering 6-0 rout of Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Outgoing captain Vincent Kompany is the DNA of Manchester City, according to club hero Shaun Goater.

Shaun Goater: Vincent Kompany is Manchester City’s DNA

Outgoing captain Vincent Kompany is the "DNA" of Manchester City, according to club hero Shaun Goater.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola: Liverpool will be hungrier, stronger next season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s 2018⁄19 Premier League success was the toughest title triumph of his illustrious managerial career.

Three immortal teams Manchester City can join by winning the FA Cup

Manchester City are on the brink of an unprecedented domestic treble. No team has ever won the league, the League Cup and the FA Cup in the same season.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard's proposed transfer to Real Madrid this summer won't be easy to push through, according to Roberto Di Matteo.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea must respect Eden Hazard’s wishes

Chelsea have been urged to respect Eden Hazard’s wishes when it comes to a summer transfer, with Frank Lampard saying the Blues should not block the Belgian’s path if he wants to leave.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has broken Jose Mourinho's record of numbers of trophies won as the Catalan manager overtakes the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager in terms of titles won.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola breaks Jose Mourinho’s record

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has broken Jose Mourinho's record of numbers of trophies won as the Catalan manager overtakes the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager in terms of titles won.

Ander Herrera confirms he is leaving Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will leave the club after five years in the Premier League.
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is heading into retirement at the age of 35, his agent Dimitri Seluk has revealed.

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure retires at the age of 35

The former Ivory Coast international, who also represented the likes of Barcelona and Monaco at the peak of his career, is set to explore a move into coaching and management.
Celtic have won the Premiership for the eighth year in a row after a 3-0 win over Aberdeen.

Celtic win eighth straight Scottish Premiership title

Neil Lennon's team approached the clash at Parkhead with a nine-point advantage over second-placed Rangers, but victory over the Dons saw them move out of sight of their rivals to seal the crown with two games remaining.
Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea's season has been successful so far, as pointed to achievements in cup competitions alongside his side's efforts to finish in the top four.

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea are facing defensive crisis

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea are in “trouble” as they face a defensive crisis ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Police arrest two Boko Haram commanders in Borno

Police in Borno on Friday, said they had arrested two “high profile’’ Boko Haram commanders believed to have participated in attacks on security locations in Nigeria and Cameroon.
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US poised to tighten sanctions on Iran over terror financing

The United States is set to increase pressure on Iran for failing to head off funds to terrorists, threatening new sanctions if Tehran fails to comply, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.