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Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Paul Pogba reveals club behind his success as footballer

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus taught him the real basics of football as a professional.
Kylian Mbappe admitted to being affected by Olivier Giroud's remarks, but Didier Deschamps insisted there is no tension between the pair.

France boss confirms he held talks with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud after dispute

Kylian Mbappe admitted to being "affected" by Olivier Giroud's remarks, but Didier Deschamps insisted there is no tension between the pair.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

France boss: Kylian Mbappe not distracted by transfer talk ahead of Euro 2020

Didier Deschamps has insisted that Kylian Mbappe is not getting distracted by talk of a transfer away from Paris Saint-Germain ahead of France's Euro 2020 campaign.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

PSG have ‘no intention to sell Kylian Mbappe’ ahead of next season

Los Blancos have been heavily linked with a mega money move for the 22-year-old in the coming weeks, amid growing reports of a stand off in his contract negotiations in Paris.
Senegal's Edouard Mendy will become Africa's first goalkeeper to win a Champions League title, in its current form, if Chelsea beat Manchester City. Berengui-DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Edouard Mendy: Chelsea played ‘perfect game’ against Manchester City

Edouard Mendy has labelled N'Golo Kante "a complete player" and "indispensable" for Chelsea, while claiming that the Blues played the "perfect game" to defeat Manchester City in the Champions League final.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the Super League project was not in football's best interests, insisting the Champions League must be protected.

PSG president: Super League didn’t have the interests of football at heart

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the Super League project was not in football's best interests, insisting the Champions League must be protected.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during a press conference REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

UEFA boss in favour of final four in Champions League

UEFA President, Aleksandar Ceferin, has confirmed he’s ‘in favour of the Final 4’ in the Champions League’ and doubts another Super League project will be proposed ‘for at least 10 years.’
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA president: Super League project won’t be put on the table for at least...

Twelve leading European sides announced their intention to form the Super League last month, only for the project to collapse within 48 hours amid protests from across the football world.
France coach Didier Deschamps played down the importance of Karim Benzema's return after a five-and-a-half year absence ahead of the squad meeting for Euro 2020.

Euro 2020: Karim Benzema’s long-awaited return ‘non-event’ – France coach

Didier Deschamps tried on Wednesday to play down the shock return of Karim Benzema to the France squad as his team begins its preparations for Euro 2020, classing it as a “non-event”.
Christophe Galtier has announced he will leave Lille just two days after the team were crowned Ligue 1 champions.

Lille boss confirms departure after Ligue 1 title win

Christophe Galtier has announced he will leave Lille just two days after the team were crowned Ligue 1 champions.
Manchester United have priority access to re-signing Memphis Depay, Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed.

Memphis Depay tells Barcelona he has other suitors

Memphis Depay has had a move to Barcelona mooted for several months, with the Lyon forward becoming a free agent in the summer, but the Dutchman says the Liga giants are not the only side in the running for his signature.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

‘Preacher’ broke into Neymar’s mansion in Paris

Neymar’s mansion was broken into by a ‘preacher’ before the Paris Saint-Germain star played and scored in a 4-0 thrashing of Reims.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Neymar set to sign bumper PSG contract

Barcelona’s prospects of re-signing Neymar could be dashed with the Brazilian set to commit his long-term future to Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe claims.
Criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino have been launched in Switzerland.

FIFA supremo urges restraint in punishing Super League clubs

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is not in favour of sanctions against the 12 clubs that tried to launch a European Super League, preferring “dialogue” on football reform.
Nigerian winger Moses Simon teams Nantes starting XI as Canaries trip to Principality side AS Monaco for the third match day of the French Ligue 1.

Moses Simon makes Ligue 1 Team of Week

Moses Simon has earned his first selection this season in the French Ligue 1 Team of Week by L’Equipe after a superlative showing for FC Nantes.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

PSG put Lionel Messi on hold for Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe's contract with PSG expires in June 2022. Those at the Parc des Princes don't want him to escape this summer, meaning the club are doing all they can to convince him to stay.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barca supremo: Lionel Messi not leaving Camp Nou

The newly elected president of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta, has insisted that six-time Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side PSG are hoping to announce the contract extension of 29-year-old Brazilian attacker Neymar, in a new deal that would run until 2027, before the 1st leg of their upcoming Champions’ League semi-final clash with Manchester City.

PSG hope to announce Neymar deal until 2027 before Champions’ League semi-final

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side PSG are hoping to announce the contract extension of 29-year-old Brazilian attacker Neymar, in a new deal that would run until 2027, before the 1st leg of their upcoming Champions’ League semi-final clash with Manchester City.
Marco Verratti has expressed his belief that Neymar is Paris Saint-Germain's most important player.

PSG snubbed €300 million Neymar offer from Real Madrid – ex-agent

Real Madrid had a €300 million (£260m/$357m) bid for Neymar knocked back in 2019 claims Wagner Ribeiro, who says Paris Saint-Germain made it clear that even "a billion" would not be enough to get the Brazilian.
Renato Sanches has insisted that Lille can hold off Paris Saint-Germain and win Ligue 1 this season.

Renato Sanches: Lille can hold off PSG and win Ligue 1

Renato Sanches has insisted that Lille can hold off Paris Saint-Germain and win Ligue 1 this season.
Former Barcelona striker Neymar is reportedly reached out to La Bluagrana skipper Lionel Messi over a possible summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar ‘opens talks’ with Lionel Messi over PSG switch

Former Barcelona striker Neymar is reportedly reached out to La Bluagrana skipper Lionel Messi over a possible summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Marcelo Bielsa Leeds

Leeds boss chasing €19 million compensation from Lille

L’Equipe says Bielsa was dismissed in 2017 by LOSC for “serious misconduct”, with results not up to par. Bielsa’s case against the dismissal begins today at a Lille industrial tribunal.

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Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira falls amid foreign reserves decline

Naira fell significantly against the U.S. dollar at the unofficial market on Tuesday, after Nigeria’s foreign reserves plunged to its lowest level in four years last week.
Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, is fighting tooth and nail to keep Martin Odegaard from going to Arsenal on-loan.

Martin Odegaard makes big Real Madrid transfer decision amid Arsenal interest

That’s according to The Athletic, who say that the 22-year-old playmaker is looking increasingly likely to remain in the Spanish capital.
Sergio Aguero has revealed that Lionel Messi was one of the first people to congratulate him on his move to Barcelona – but the Manchester City legend does not know whether the pair will play together at Camp Nou.

Eric Garcia: Sergio Aguero can score goals for Barcelona

Aguero, who recently joined Barcelona this summer, scored 260 goals for Man City during a decade in the Premier League, including the title-clinching goal when they won the English top-flight in 2011-12 for the first time in 44 years.

Report: Mozambique prison wardens force inmates into prostitution

Wardens at Mozambique's largest women's prison are forcing inmates into prostitution and punishing those who refuse, according to a local anti-corruption organisation.

June 12: Amnesty urges Nigerian government to end attacks on protesters

Civil society organisation, Amnesty International, has called on the Federal Government to end attacks on peaceful protesters in Nigeria.