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Liverpool’s Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (C) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on December 4, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

Manchester giants seek derby delight as Liverpool threaten to burst beyond reach

Both sides of the Manchester divide will be hoping some derby delight can add impetus to disappointing seasons when City host United on Saturday, while Liverpool travels to Bournemouth aiming to surge further clear at the top of the Premier League.
Marco Silva

Everton set to sack Marco Silva as David Moyes prepares for shock return

Everton are poised to sack Marco Silva following their Merseyside derby humiliation, with David Moyes primed for a surprise return to Goodison Park.
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel would “love to see” Heung-min Son at Old Trafford, with the Tottenham star considered to be “an incredible player”.

Manchester United legend would ‘love’ to see Spurs’ Heung-min Son at Old Trafford

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel would “love to see” Heung-min Son at Old Trafford, with the Tottenham star considered to be “an incredible player”.
Cristiano Ronaldo conceded he is not ‘100 percent’ despite his goal spree for Portugal but always ready to play as injury-hit Juventus head to Atalanta on Saturday looking to extend their unbeaten run this season to stay top of Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo not finished despite not winning Ballon d’Or – Juventus chief

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has laughed off claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘finished’ after the Portuguese superstar was snubbed for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
Liverpool delivered a first-half masterclass to humiliate Everton at Anfield on Wednesday, surging into a 4-2 halftime lead and adding a late fifth to maintain their charge towards a first league title in 30 years.

Liverpool thump Everton 5-2 in demolition derby

Liverpool delivered a first-half masterclass to humiliate Everton at Anfield on Wednesday, surging into a 4-2 halftime lead and adding a late fifth to maintain their charge towards a first league title in 30 years.
Jose Mourinho has stressed that Manchester United are in his past as he prepares to make his first return to the club since being sacked at Old Trafford last December.

Jose Mourinho ends Spurs interest in Manchester United target

Jose Mourinho has put an end to Tottenham Hotspurs' interest in Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes, according to report.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against Sassuolo. Marco Bertorello-AFP via Getty Images

Jorge Mendes: Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Juventus next season

Football super agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain with Juventus next season.
Jose Mourinho has stressed that Manchester United are in his past as he prepares to make his first return to the club since being sacked at Old Trafford last December.

Jose Mourinho stresses Manchester United are in the past ahead of first Old Trafford...

Jose Mourinho has stressed that Manchester United are in his past as he prepares to make his first return to the club since being sacked at Old Trafford last December.
Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or trophy from 2018 winner Luka Modric on Monday, with the Real Madrid midfielder then congratulating Barcelona's talismanic forward on social media.

Lionel Messi: It hurt when Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi admits “it hurt” when Cristiano Ronaldo joined him on five Ballon d’Or triumphs, with the Barcelona superstar claiming to understand the frustration of a rival who opted not to attend the 2019 ceremony.
Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.

Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar suffers muscle injury in Porto win

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is uncertain about the severity of Vincent Aboubakar's injury after the forward limped off in a Portuguese Primeira Liga match.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo snubs Ballon d’Or for Gran Gala ceremony

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo won’t appear at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris this evening as Lionel Messi is set to win his sixth gong.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris last night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi wins record sixth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris last night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo was upset with Maurizio Sarri after he was substituted during the closing stages of Juventus’ victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Antonio Cassano: Juventus covering up Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘big problem’ with Maurizio Sarri

Cristiano Ronaldo looks to have “a big problem” with Maurizio Sarri, claims Antonio Cassano, with a Portuguese superstar left irritated by recent decisions from the Juventus coach.
Everton manager Marco Silva believes VAR has cost his side at least five points in the Premier League this season.

Everton’s Marco Silva insists Alex Iwobi and others are behind him

Everton boss Marco Silva insists Alex Iwobi and his teammates are working hard to turn the poor form of the Club around and dismissed any suggestions of mutiny against him by the players.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against Sassuolo. Marco Bertorello-AFP via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo rescues a point for Juve against Sassuolo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot to rescue a 2-2 draw for Juventus at home against Sassuolo to leave the way open for Inter Milan to claim top spot in Serie A later on Sunday.
Dele Alli scored two as Tottenham beat Bournemouth on Saturday. While the attacker looked more like his old self, Spurs' defence were dire.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham fans don’t love me, they accept me

Jose Mourinho says Tottenham supporters do not love him yet, but he hopes a run of three successive wins to open his reign in north London has him heading in the right direction.
Jose Mourinho has handed Tottenham Hotspur three-man shortlist for the January transfer market, according to report.

Jose Mourinho ‘so happy’ at Tottenham, coy on Arsenal

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he cannot imagine the prospect of managing another club, refusing to say whether he would have been interested in the Arsenal job, which became available on Friday.
Harry Kane is hopeful that he can build a strong relationship with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and says that the Portuguese has been leaning on him for advice on the team.

Harry Kane keen to build strong relationship with Jose Mourinho at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane hopes the club’s winning start under new manager Jose Mourinho can help forge a strong relationship between the pair and lead to trophies.

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Nigeria National League outfit Vandrezzer FC have unveiled Brazilian midfielder Alberico Da Silva.

Vandrezzer unveil Brazil midfielder Alberico Da Silva

Alberico Da Silva previously had stints with Nigeria Professional Football League clubs, FC IfeanyiUbah and Akwa United under his compatriot, coach Rafael Everton.

Akwa Ibom youth, undergraduates allege government neglect

Youths and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State have decried the scanty notice the state government gives bursary awards and other requirements that border on the needs and aspirations of youths, while purportedly paying more attention to purchase of expensive vehicles for monarchs, building worship centres and holding Christmas carol.
The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

World Bank reduces lending to China

The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

Man dragged to court over late father’s property documents

The children of Late Joshua Olusoga of Surulere, Lagos have dragged their brother, Gbenga Olusoga, 59, before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing the certificate of occupancy and survey plan documents of their late father’s property located at 14, Badaru Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Federal government to sign MoU on Ajaokuta Steel in January

The Federal Government has promised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by January 2020, with a Russian company for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mills, located in Kogi State.