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Eden Hazard: Maurizio Sarri suits me more than Jose Mourinho

Eden Hazard says he is more suited to the philosophy of Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri than former boss Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge in London on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - AFP) -

Eden Hazard backs under-fire Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has hailed the work done by Blues manager Maurizio Sarri amid increasing speculation regarding the former Napoli boss' future.
A television broadcast camera films as Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. - Chelsea won the match 3-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Eden Hazard debunks rumoured move to Real Madrid, agrees with Maurizio Sarri’s football philosophy

Belgian star Eden Hazard has been persistently linked with a move to Spain’s European champions Real Madrid but he told The Times he is happy at Chelsea and agrees with manager Maurizio Sarri over his tactics.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French Cup round of 32 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Strasbourg (RCS) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 23, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Transfer window slim pickings expose tensions at Paris Saint-Germain

Despite being one of the biggest spenders in Europe in the January transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain have lost Neymar to injury at a crucial point in the season and risk being undermined by tensions behind the scenes.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French Cup round of 32 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Strasbourg (RCS) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 23, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

PSG sweat over Neymar as Henry gets pushed aside by Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping Neymar’s prayers are answered after the runaway Ligue 1 leaders’ talisman suffered a fresh metatarsal injury just weeks from their huge Champions clash with Manchester United.
Monaco’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas takes part in a training session on January 14, 2018 in La Turbie, near Monaco. (Photo by VALERY HACHE - AFP)

Cesc Fabregas braced for home bow as PSG return from the sun

Cesc Fabregas is set for his home debut as a Monaco player, while Paris Saint-Germain look for revenge against their recent Cup conquerors Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Monaco’s French coach Thierry Henry gestures during the French League Cup quarter final football match between AS Monaco and Stade Rennais Football Club at the “Louis II” stadium in Monaco on January 9, 2019. (Photo by VALERY HACHE - AFP)

Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira set for reunion as Monaco host Nice

Thierry Henry renews acquaintances with former France and Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira on Wednesday when Monaco face Nice as part of a rearranged batch of midweek fixtures in Ligue 1.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the French League One soccer match between Amiens and Paris-Saint-Germain at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe score as PSG bounce back from League Cup exit

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe scored as Paris Saint-Germain responded to their shock midweek League Cup defeat by claiming a 3-0 win at Amiens on Saturday to move 13 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.

Vincent Enyeama plans return to the post after two years in limbo

Former Nigerian captain Vincent Enyeama is keen on a return to football almost two years after making his last competitive appearance for French club Lille.

Wilfred Ndidi named in France Football Magazine’s African Team of the Year

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named in the highly revered and authoritative France Football Magazine African Team of the Year for 2018.
Nicolas Pepe

Lille’s Nicolas Pepe explains future plans amid Arsenal links

Nicolas Pepe insists he has no intention of leaving Lille during the January transfer window.
Franck Passi

Monaco appoint experienced Franck Passi to assist Thierry Henry

Veteran coach Franck Passi has joined Monaco as an assistant to Thierry Henry, the struggling Ligue 1 club announced on Thursday.
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 file photo, Lille's Nicolas Pepe, center, controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Lille and Nantes at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France. The race to finish as the French league’s top scorer was expected to be a three-way contest between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. But unheralded forwards Nicolas Pepe and Emiliano Sala are keeping pace with PSG’s stars. MICHEL SPINGLER, FILE AP PHOTO PARIS

Nicolas Pepe gives second-placed lille victory at Nimes

In-form striker Nicolas Pepe scored what proved to be the winner as 10-man Lille claimed a 3-2 win at Nimes on Sunday to consolidate second place in Ligue 1.
Eden Hazard

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard must decide over new contract

Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 ($450,000) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) is substituted by Paris Saint-Germain's Cameroonian forward Eric Choupo-Moting (R) during the French L1 football match Bordeaux vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on December 2, 2018 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by ROMAIN PERROCHEAU / AFP)

Injured Neymar to miss Paris Saint-Germain’s midweek Strasbourg clash

Paris Saint-Germain will be without the injured Neymar as they look to continue their unbeaten record in Ligue 1 this season on Wednesday’s trip to Strasbourg.
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) is substituted by Paris Saint-Germain's Cameroonian forward Eric Choupo-Moting (R) during the French L1 football match Bordeaux vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on December 2, 2018 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by ROMAIN PERROCHEAU / AFP)

Neymar injury concern after Bordeaux end PSG’s flawless run

Paris Saint-Germain is again sweating on Neymar's fitness on Sunday after the superstar attacker left the field at Bordeaux clutching his groin before Andreas Cornelius' late header ended the French champions perfect start to the Ligue 1 season.
A television broadcast camera films as Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 7, 2018. - Chelsea won the match 3-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) /

Real Madrid to launch Eden Hazard bid in January

Real Madrid are ready to make an offer for Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard in the January transfer window, according to a report in Spain.
Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

France stay alive in Davis Cup final after doubles win

France kept their Davis Cup final hopes alive on Saturday as Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat the Croatian pair of Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-4 6-4 3-6 7-6(3).

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Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri insists he can avoid being sacked

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Dele Alli parts ways with model girlfriend Ruby Mae

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Elections: General Buratai warns enemies of Nigeria’s democracy to steer clear

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Senator Abe: I owe Rotimi Amaechi no loyalty

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said that his political relationship with Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, began at the Rivers State House of Assembly where they met as contemporaries several years ago.