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The government has also agreed in principle to co-fund a global clinical trial with the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson to establish how effective their vaccine could be in providing long-term immunity against COVID-19.

Britain secures early access to promising vaccine candidates

The British government on Friday announced that it had secured early access to 90 million doses of two new promising vaccine candidates.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has backed Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo to have a fantastic career in football.

Joe Aribo happy learning from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Finland midfielders

Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo says he is being a sponge – a keen learner from his fellow Glasgow Rangers midfield players; Steven Davis, Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara who are also national team players.

China eases travel restrictions for 36 European countries

China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Virgil van Dijk is determined to become a “Liverpool legend”, with the Dutch defender looking to build on his standing as a talismanic presence in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Kolo Toure reveals Virgil van Dijk’s defensive weaknesses

The Dutch star finished runner-up in the 2019 Ballon d’Or and would likely have been a factor in 2020 but for the award’s cancellation, having cemented himself as one of the world’s leading defenders since arriving from Southampton.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team's effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

Frank Lampard demands for ‘fair’ treatment for tired Chelsea

Frank Lampard has called on the Premier League to give Chelsea a fair start to next season, saying the September 12 launch date is “too early” for his players.
Tottenham are moving into pole position to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

Tottenham edging closer to signing Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Tottenham are moving into pole position to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
After a long battle with several of the biggest sides in England, including Manchester United, Southampton are expected to announce Real Valladolid’s Mohammed Salisu as their newest centre-back in the near-future.

Southampton chief confirms club are on verge of Mohammed Salisu signing

Southampton CEO Martin Semmens has confirmed the club are on the verge of signing exciting Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu.
Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Adam Lallana after his contract at Liverpool expired.

Brighton sign Adam Lallana on three-year deal

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Adam Lallana after his contract at Liverpool expired.
Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren set for €12 million Zenit move

Dejan Lovren’s six-year stay at Liverpool is coming to an end with Zenit St. Petersburg closing in on a €12 million (£10.9m/$9.4m) deal to sign the Croatian.
Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action as Queens Park Rangers played out a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Bright Osayi-Samuel transfer to Club Brugge collapses amid Leicester, Brighton links

Queens Park Rangers’ Bright Osayi-Samuel’s transfer to Club Brugge has collapsed amid Leicester City, Brighton and Fulham interests
After a long battle with several of the biggest sides in England, including Manchester United, Southampton are expected to announce Real Valladolid’s Mohammed Salisu as their newest centre-back in the near-future.

Southampton to announce Mohammed Salisu this week

After a long battle with several of the biggest sides in England, including Manchester United, Southampton are expected to announce Real Valladolid’s Mohammed Salisu as their newest centre-back in the near-future.
Everton have been linked with a move for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer.

Everton have had a £25 million offer accepted for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Everton have been linked with a move for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer.
Louis Saha has expressed his belief that Jadon Sancho would be a good fit for Manchester United, describing the Borussia Dortmund star as a deadly performer in the final third.

Report: Manchester United confident of securing Jadon Sancho transfer with new ultimatum

Manchester United are reportedly confident of securing the transfer of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho with a take-it-or-leave-it offer.
Nathan Ake

Manchester City ‘close’ to signing Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake

Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal for Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Aké.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (YouTube - Screengrab)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Frank Lampard over VAR narrative

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Frank Lampard after his Chelsea counterpart suggested Video Assistant Referees (VAR) have favoured them this season.
David Moyes urged West Ham to finish the job after they effectively sealed their Premier League survival with a first half goal-blitz in Friday’s 3-1 win over relegation rivals Watford.

West Ham close to survival after vital win over Watford

David Moyes urged West Ham to finish the job after they effectively sealed their Premier League survival with a first half goal-blitz in Friday’s 3-1 win over relegation rivals Watford.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the warm up before the match as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dave Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Pep Guardiola: Liverpool still ‘incredible’ despite not joining Manchester City in Premier League 100...

Liverpool failing to beat Manchester City's record Premier League points haul does nothing to diminish their accomplishments this season, says Pep Guardiola.
According to Sky Sports, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his displeasure that Chelsea have a more manageable schedule ahead of the FA Cup semifinals this weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer points out at Chelsea’s unfair advantage over Manchester United

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his displeasure that Chelsea have a more manageable schedule ahead of the FA Cup semifinals this weekend.

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Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring the situation of contract rebel Saul Niguez, although may face competition from Manchester City for the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

Saul Niguez could be Manchester United’s next signing – report

Manchester United are targeting Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez again after losing out on Jadon Sancho, according to The Daily Star.
Ghana international Thomas Teye Partey was in action as his Atletico Madrid side succumbed to a 1-0 loss to city rivals Real Madrid in La Liga action in Spain on Saturday.

Arsenal to step up pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

Arsenal are prepared to step up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, a report from The Daily Star claims.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Borno resettles 2,800 IDPs 6-years after insurgents’ attack

Borno State Government, says it has resettled 2,800 displaced persons at Ajiri community in Mafa Local Government Area of the state.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

NAIC, AFAN partner to insure 40m farmers against flood, other disasters

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says it is partnering with All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) to insure over 40 million farmers across Nigeria against flooding and other disasters.
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka says it was fun inflicting a humiliating defeat on Lionel Messi after Friday night’s 8-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Leon Goretzka: It was fun embarrassing Lionel Messi

Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka says it was fun inflicting a humiliating defeat on Lionel Messi after Friday night’s 8-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.