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Alexandre Lacazette has said that he has no intention of departing Arsenal while the club has an exciting future under boss Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal prepared to listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette

Mikel Arteta has remained tight-lipped on Lacazette's future, but it is reported that Arsenal are unlikely to offer him a new deal and will look to recoup a fee for the former Lyon man.
Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.

Monaco extend unbeaten run, move closer to Ligue 1 summit

Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.
PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG boss: Neymar recovery on schedule

Mauricio Pochettino says Neymar is "on schedule" with his recovery as the Paris Saint-Germain star moves closer to his return from injury.
Jean-Michel Aulas, the powerful president of leading French club Lyon, has admitted that supporters of his side are "fundamentally opposed" to any plans for a breakaway European Super League.

Lyon chief admits supporters will not back Super League

Jean-Michel Aulas, the powerful president of leading French club Lyon, has admitted that supporters of his side are "fundamentally opposed" to any plans for a breakaway European Super League.
2. Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Bordeaux boss: Samuel Kalu gradually restoring his confidence

Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset believes Samuel Kalu is gradually getting back his confidence following his impressive showings against Lyon.
Mauricio Pochettino suffered his first defeat as Paris Saint-Germain boss as second-bottom Lorient came from behind to win 3-2 with a stoppage time winner.

Mauricio Pochettino suffers first defeat as PSG boss

Mauricio Pochettino suffered his first defeat as Paris Saint-Germain boss as second-bottom Lorient came from behind to win 3-2 with a stoppage time winner.
Olympique Marseille’s American owner Frank McCourt has strongly condemned “thugs” who attacked the club’s training ground on Saturday, comparing the violent protest to the deadly January 6 assault on the US Congress.

Marseille’s US owner links fan violence to Capitol riot

Olympique Marseille’s American owner Frank McCourt has strongly condemned “thugs” who attacked the club’s training ground on Saturday, comparing the violent protest to the deadly January 6 assault on the US Congress.
Leo Dubois struck deep into added time on Friday to give Lyon a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux and first place in Ligue 1.

‘Shot from pool table’ lifts Lyon to top of Ligue 1

Leo Dubois struck deep into added time on Friday to give Lyon a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux and first place in Ligue 1.
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 reveals Fans’ Teams of the Year for 2020

Champions League winners Lyon have six players present in the women’s side, with Luzy Bronze the only England international.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

​Barcelona boss confident of securing Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum

Koeman would go for Wijnaldum, who still cannot agree a new deal with Liverpool, and Lyon's Memphis Depay.
Lyon have announced the signing of Islam Slimani on an 18-month deal from Leicester City which will run until June 2022.

Lyon complete signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani

The Ligue 1 club moved for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner following the departure of Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid on an initial loan, with an option to buy.
Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Moussa Dembele, with the French forward joining the Spanish side on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.

Atletico Madrid complete Moussa Dembele loan with €33.5 million purchase option

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Moussa Dembele, with the French forward joining the Spanish side on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.
Neymar is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain after four weeks on the sidelines in Wednesday's Champions Trophy game against bitter rivals Marseille.

Neymar to return for PSG in ‘special game’ for Mauricio Pochettino

Neymar is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain after four weeks on the sidelines in Wednesday's Champions Trophy game against bitter rivals Marseille.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

FFF presidential candidate vows to bring Karim Benzema back into France fold

A candidate for the presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF) says he would demand the recall of Karim Benzema to the national team, despite the Real Madrid striker facing trial over a blackmail case involving a former France team-mate.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea to try and sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window.

Atletico Madrid decide on Lyon striker as Diego Costa replacement

Atletico Madrid have decided to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as their replacement for Diego Costa, report Deportes Cuatro.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea to try and sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window.

Moussa Dembele not interested in joining West Ham United

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is not interested in joining West Ham United during the current transfer window, a report from Goal claims.
Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Monday that he would like to sign Napoli's Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik during the January transfer window.

Marseille ‘interested’ in Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik

Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Monday that he would like to sign Napoli's Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik during the January transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel joined Paris Saint-Germain at the beginning of the 2018-19 season

Thomas Tuchel ‘overachieved’ with PSG, sacking a ‘surprise’ – ex-assistant

Former Paris Saint-Germain assistant coach Zsolt Low thinks Thomas Tuchel “overachieved” with the club and says he was “surprised” when news of his sacking broke.
Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino: PSG players ‘have to deserve to wear the jersey’

New Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players that they "have to deserve to wear the jersey".
Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino appointed new PSG coach

The Parisians start 2021 third in the table, a point behind Lyon and Lille. PSG have already lost more league games this season than in the whole of the last campaign, with star man Neymar suffering from a number of fitness problems and Kylian Mbappe generally below his best despite scoring 12 goals in 13 games.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Julian Brandt in the January transfer window but Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc says there has been no contact.

Michael Zorc: Arsenal haven’t contacted Borussia Dortmund over Julian Brandt transfer

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Julian Brandt in the January transfer window but Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc says there has been no contact.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

Neymar dismisses New Year party controversy

Neymar laughed off controversy Thursday over reports he was throwing a mega New Year’s party for 500 guests, posting a video online of preparations for what he called a “low-key dinner” with family and friends.

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Twitter opens its audio chat room Spaces to Android users

Twitter introduced a limited version of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. While any users of Twitter’s iOS app can join and listen to Spaces, only a few can host them at the moment.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.

Bauchi, Benue governors reconcile in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ordered to further tighten belts by La Liga

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab five ‘armed robbers’, recover fire arms in Nasarawa

Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.

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Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Zamfara schoolgirls kidnap: President Buhari has failed Nigeria – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigeria after terrorists abducted hundreds of school girls in Zamfara State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate seeking its confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Nigeria’s Senate approves president’s nominee for anti-corruption chief

Nigeria’s senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a new anti-corruption chief nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Victor Moses is back to training after recovering from a groin injury that kept him on the sidelines for two weeks.

Victor Moses: Neil Warnock, Roberto Martinez better than Jose Mourinho

Victor Moses considers Neil Warnock and Roberto Martinez to be better managers than Jose Mourinho, with the Nigerian leaving a Portuguese tactician he has previously worked with at Chelsea off his list of top coaches.
The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.

Katsina governor’s wife donates hospital beds, drugs to healthcare centre

The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.

PDP national auditor denies accusing chairman of financial impropriety

Mr Adamu Mustapha, National Auditor of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied accusing the National Chairman of the party, Mr Uche Secondus, of financial impropriety.