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Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze gets his favourite jersey new number for Villarreal ahead of the La Liga opener.

Samuel Chukwueze gets favourite jersey number at Villarreal

The 20-year old dazzler, who made his AFCON debut for Nigeria in Egypt 2019, was handed his debut for the Yellow Submarine in September 2018, scoring 5 goals in 26 appearances in all competition.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is adamant Gareth Bale has to play for the club this season having proven his worth repeatedly since joining from Tottenham in 2013.

Casemiro: Gareth Bale has to play for Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is adamant Gareth Bale has to play for the club this season having proven his worth repeatedly since joining from Tottenham in 2013.
Phillipe Coutinho 'has balls' and celebrated his goal in Barcelona's win over Manchester United with 'anger and desire', according to his team-mates Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets.

Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho loan deal with option to buy

Bayern Munich are set to sign Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan from Barcelona and the deal includes an option to buy the playmaker, Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Adrian's howler on Saturday against Southampton was a rite of passage for shotstoppers with the Anfield club.

Jurgen Klopp backs Adrian after Southampton howler

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Adrian's howler on Saturday against Southampton was a rite of passage for shotstoppers with the Anfield club.
Aritz Aduriz said he will always be available to help Athletic Bilbao until the last day after his stunning bicycle kick downed Barcelona 1-0 in the La Liga opener.

Aritz Aduriz: I will help Athletic Bilbao until my last day

Aritz Aduriz said he will always be available to help Athletic Bilbao until the last day after his stunning bicycle kick downed Barcelona 1-0 in the La Liga opener.
Valencia boss Marcelino revealed Rodrigo told him he was joining Atletico Madrid before the forward's move to the Spanish capital fell through.

Marcelino: Rodrigo told me he was joining Atletico Madrid

Valencia boss Marcelino revealed Rodrigo told him he was joining Atletico Madrid before the forward's move to the Spanish capital fell through.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has demanded an improved performance from his players against Burnley, despite kicking off their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United last weekend.

Charlie Nicholas: Unai Emery couldn’t control Neymar, PSG but his Arsenal project is exciting

Arsenal are a “tremendously exciting” prospect for 2019-20, says Charlie Nicholas, with Unai Emery now taking on a challenge that he can control after struggling with “explosive stars” at Paris Saint-Germain.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray to skip US Open doubles to focus on singles

Andy Murray is to skip the US Open later this month where he was scheduled to play doubles so as to get more singles matches under his belt, the former world number one told the BBC.
Three people who suffered “medical complications which require specialised care” and an escort were brought ashore late on Thursday, Proactiva Open Arms, which is waiting for permission from Rome to dock in Lampedusa, said on Twitter.

More migrants evacuated from Spanish rescue ship ‘Open Arms’

Three people who suffered “medical complications which require specialised care” and an escort were brought ashore late on Thursday, Proactiva Open Arms, which is waiting for permission from Rome to dock in Lampedusa, said on Twitter.
Atletico Madrid are set to complete a €60 million (£56m-$67m) deal to sign Valencia star Rodrigo Moreno.

Valencia: Atletico’s offer for Rodrigo no longer on the table

Valencia general director Mateu Alemany has revealed Atletico Madrid’s offer for Rodrigo is “no longer on the table” ahead of the new La Liga campaign.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is 'waiting' for Real Madrid to launch a formal offer for his services, according to Mathias Pogba, who claims 'anything can happen' before the Spanish transfer deadline on September 2.

Paul Pogba is waiting for Real Madrid but won’t do a Neymar – brother

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is 'waiting' for Real Madrid to launch a formal offer for his services, according to Mathias Pogba, who claims 'anything can happen' before the Spanish transfer deadline on September 2.
Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior says he was nervous when Zinedine Zidane first returned to the club following nine months away.

Vinicius Junior: Zinedine Zidane made me nervous when he returned to Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior says he was nervous when Zinedine Zidane first returned to the club following nine months away.
On Thursday Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta, a M5S party member, who must sign off on Salvini’s decree, announced that she has decided not to do so.

Italy’s defence minister blocks decree against migrant ship

Italy’s defence minister on Thursday blocked a new decree by far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini to ban the rescue ship Open Arms with 147 migrants on board from Italian territorial waters, in a move seen as part of the political crisis in Rome.
Neymar

Rivaldo: Neymar to Real Madrid wouldn’t be Barcelona betrayal

Neymar moving to Real Madrid would not be a “betrayal” to Barcelona, says Rivaldo, but the Brazilian is considered to still favour a return to Camp Nou.
Kenneth Omeruo

Kenneth Omeruo happy to seal permanent deal with Leganes

Both clubs agreed to a permanent switch on Tuesday night with Leganes reportedly parting with £4.6m to get their man and Omeruo putting signing a five-year contract.
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)

Real Madrid make Neymar an offer he can’t refuse

Real Madrid are hoping to convince Neymar to join them over fierce rivals Barcelona by offering him an astronomical salary.
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)

Neymar out of PSG opener, exit talks ‘more advanced than before’

Paris Saint-Germain revealed on Saturday that Neymar transfer talks are “more advanced than before” after the Brazilian was dropped for the French champions’ opening Ligue 1 match with Nimes.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi have broken two transfer record after signing for Premier League rival from Arsenal on a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.

Unai Emery: Iwobi was an example to young players

Arsenal had on Thursday wished Nigerian international Alex Iwobi ‘all the best’ in Everton reeling records that he was an example of a ‘young player’ from his academy that quickly rose through the ranks but had to be sold out on deadline day.

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Police found decomposing body of farm worker on mango tree

The Police in Ogun State have discovered the decomposing remains of a farm worker, who was allegedly murdered by his boss, over allegation of stealing.

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.