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Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk withdraws from Netherlands squad

Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons.
New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has refuted claims that money played a big part in his high-profile move to Italy this month.

Nathan Ake: Matthijs de Ligt is a lot like Virgil van Dijk

Nathan Ake thinks that Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt has all the same gifts as Ballon d'Or frontrunner Virgil van Dijk and hopes the Liverpool star goes onto be crowned the world's best player.
Liverpool has been advised to make a move for Wilfried Zaha by former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino.

Nathan Ake: Wilfried Zaha dominated Bournemouth players

Wilfried Zaha was a handful for Bournemouth as Crystal Palace secured a 5-3 win in their season-ending game on Sunday, according to Nathan Ake.
Mauricio Pochettino insists he respects referee Craig Pawson's decision to send off Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth in Tottenham's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino has no complaints over Tottenham’s double dismissal

Mauricio Pochettino insists he respects referee Craig Pawson's decision to send off Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth in Tottenham's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Tottenham’s Premier League top-four fate will go down to the final day after they suffered a late 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth having had two men sent off.

Nathan Ake late goal as Bournemouth inflict six away defeat for Spurs

Nathan Ake late header for Bournemouth inflict six away defeat for Tottenham Hotspurs after a 1-0 loss at Dean Court on Saturday early kick-off of the Premier League encounter.
Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (C) receives medical treatment before leaving the pitch injured during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London, on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Harry Kane is most valuable Premier League player

Tottenham forward and England international Harry Kane is the most expensive premier league player at the moment, according to International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES)
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Nathan Ake: Jose Mourinho left me mentally ‘broken’ at Chelsea

Nathan Ake has revealed he was left mentally "broken" after failing to break into Chelsea's first team under Jose Mourinho.
Arsenal’s French defender Laurent Koscielny is mobbed by teammates after scoring the third goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) /

Unai Emery urges five-star Arsenal to chase down Tottenham

Unai Emery urged Arsenal to take the chance to chase down Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday after sweeping aside Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday to close to within four points of Spurs.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford must start for the club on a more regular basis if he is to find his best position, says former Red Devils captain Rio Ferdinand.

Rio Ferdinand: Marcus Rashford needs to start for Manchester United, not Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford must start for the club on a more regular basis if he is to find his best position, says former Red Devils captain Rio Ferdinand.
Nathan Ake of Bournemouth celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2. AFC Bournemouth-AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

Pep Guardiola enters £40 million race for Nathan Ake

Manchester City have reportedly entered the race for Bournemouth star Nathan Ake, who has also attracted the attention of Manchester United.
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Chelsea keep perfect record with win over Bournemouth

Chelsea stretched their perfect Premier League start to four games after second-half goals from substitute Pedro and Eden Hazard gave them a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Nathan Ake of Bournemouth celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2. AFC Bournemouth-AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

Richarlison, Adam Smith sent off as Bournemouth bounce back to deny Everton

Bournemouth fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Everton in a dramatic Premier League match on Saturday, as both teams ended with 10 men but with their unbeaten records intact.

Ronald Koeman name provisional Netherlands squad for Wesley Sneijder swansong

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been included in Netherlands' provisional 34-man squad for September's matches against Peru and France.

Roberto Mancini: Italy’s Simone Verdi ‘exactly like’ David Silva

Mancini signed Silva as Manchester City manager in 2010 and the Spain international has since become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

Nathan Ake strike gives Dutch 1-1 draw against Italy

Nathan Ake headed in a late equaliser as the Netherlands held 10-man Italy 1-1 in Monday’s international friendly in Turin between two heavyweights who failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Antonio Conte under pressure as Bournemouth shock Chelsea

Antonio Conte had no doubt the pressure on his position would intensify after his Chelsea side's stunning 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina won’t be recalled this season – Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has indicated that Nigerian internationals Kenneth Omeruo and Ola Aina will not be recalled from their loan clubs in the January transfer window.

Romelu Lukaku was lucky to stay on the pitch against Bournemouth – Eddie Howe

Romelu Lukaku should have been sent off during Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday night, according to Eddie Howe.

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Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

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Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid squad ‘pleased by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur move’

Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
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PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.