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Franck Ribéry will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after 12 years and over 400 games, the club have announced.

Fiorentina would welcome Franck Ribery ‘with open arms’ – sporting director

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade says he would like to sign Franck Ribery, but admits he faces competition for the former France international.
Juan Miranda

Juventus preparing €10 million bid for Barcelona left-back Juan Miranda

Juventus are preparing a bid in the region of €10 million (£9m/$11m) for young Barcelona left-back Juan Miranda.
Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is not normal, says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Roberto Mancini: I love Mario Balotelli but I can’t do anything for him anymore

Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is "not normal", says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Marseille get point with goalless draw in Nantes

Marseille had a chance to score their first goal of the campaign after VAR detected a handball in the home box in the 31st minute. But Argentine striker Dario Benedetto, Marseille’s marquee summer signing, smashed the penalty kick high over the bar.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he wants to stay at Marseille beyond the end of this season and says the club is on another level from Nice.

Mario Balotelli set for mega euro move to Brescia Calcio

Mario Balotelli is on the verge of sealing multi-million euros contract with Italia Seria A side Brescia.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar attends a training session of French L1 football club Paris Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, on August 10, 2019. (Photo by DOMINIQUE FAGET - AFP)

PSG, French football braced for Neymar exit

The saga of Neymar’s seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn-out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like a fleeting and failed experiment.
Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya, according to SOS Mediterranee, the rescue organisation operating the ship.

Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship ‘not allowed’ to refuel in Malta

Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya, according to SOS Mediterranee, the rescue organisation operating the ship.
Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Carlo Ancelotti ‘threatened’ Napoli chief to sign James Rodriguez

According to La Repubblica, Real Madrid have made an agreement with Napoli to allow James Rodriguez to go on loan with the Serie A outfit should they not receive an offer by 15 August.
Neymar

Neymar speculation lingers as Paris Saint-Germain aim to shatter glass ceiling

Interminable transfer rumours surrounding Neymar continue to swirl unabated as the new Ligue 1 season kicks off this weekend with defending champions Paris Saint-Germain launching their assault for a seventh title in eight attempts.
Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas enters ATP top five for the first time

Washington Open semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has for the first time climbing into the top five of the latest ATP rankings released Monday.
Aaron Long

Aaron Long kept waiting on West Ham move amid work permit problems

New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long hopes the United Kingdom's "strange" work permit system will not deny him the chance to join West Ham.
Luka Jovic feels he can play alongside Karim Benzema in the same team but indicated he is happy to let Zinedine Zidane decide how to use him at Real Madrid.

Savo Milosevic: Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is a ‘goal machine’ every big club needs

Savo Milosevic has said Real Madrid recruit Luka Jovic is a "goal machine" every big club in the world needs, and he believes the striker will be afforded time to settle at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A woman has been killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France, while shops were looted in central Paris in what the government slammed as "unacceptable" unrest following Algeria's quarter-final win over Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.

Afcon: Woman killed, shops looted in France after Algeria’s football win

A woman has been killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France, while shops were looted in central Paris in what the government slammed as "unacceptable" unrest following Algeria's quarter-final win over Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he wants to stay at Marseille beyond the end of this season and says the club is on another level from Nice.

Mario Balotelli has left Marseille – club president

Mario Balotelli has left Marseille following the expiration of his contract, club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud confirmed.

Claude Makelele: Frank Lampard is ‘ready’ to bring success back to Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has backed Frank Lampard to become a success if he is appointed manager.
A boy jumps into the water of the Trocadero Fountain in Paris during a heatwave on June 28, 2019. – The temperature in France on June 28 surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time as Europe wilted in a major heatwave, state weather forecaster Meteo-France said. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)

Heat tops 45C in France as deadly heatwave roasts Europe

The temperature in France surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time on record on Friday as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave that has caused several deaths.
People refresh themselves on a fountain at La Concha beach in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian on June 26, 2019 at the start of a heatwave tipped to break records across Europe. ANDER GILLENEA - AFP

Two die in Spanish heatwave as France braces for 45 degrees

Temperatures in France are expected to hit a record high on Friday, as Europe swelters in a heatwave blamed for several deaths, including a 17-year-old farm worker in Spain.
Neymar is set to force a move out of Paris Saint-Germain as he fancies a move back to Spain after he feels unsettled at the French capital.

Paris Saint-Germain to kick off Ligue 1 title defence against Nimes

Paris Saint-Germain will start their bid for a third successive Ligue 1 title with a home match against Nimes after next season’s fixtures were announced on Friday.

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A suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, Hamisu Wadume, as been re-arrested.

How soldiers aided my escape from police – Taraba kidnap suspect

The alleged kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume has said that soldiers aided his escape after he was arrested by the police in Ibi, Taraba State.

Experts: Corruption, conflicts responsible for slow investments in Niger Delta

The poor and slow pace of oil and gas investments in the Niger Delta has been traced to corruption and conflicts in the region.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Kano emir cautions mediamen against sensationalism

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, has cautioned journalists, especially those in the print media, against sensationalising reports “just to make sales”.

My impeachment order, dead on arrival – Kogi deputy governor

The directive was raised as a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Abdullahi Bello (Ajaokuta, APC), who quoted section of 188 (4) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to buttress his point.
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Delta government to rid communities of criminal herdsmen

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