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Xavi Hernandez will be the next manager of Barcelona, sources have confirmed to newsmen, with Ernesto Valverde’s tenure at Camp Nou set to come to an end.

Xavi Hernandez decides against taking Barcelona job immediately

Ernesto Valverde will take Barcelona training on Monday after Xavi told the club he would not be accepting the job of coach immediately, AFP Sport has learned.
Getafe Sporting Director, Angel Martin Gonzalez, has explained the reason the Laliga side signed Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo on loan from English Championship side Stoke City for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.

Why we signed Peter Etebo – Getafe chief

Getafe Sporting Director, Angel Martin Gonzalez, has explained the reason the Laliga side signed Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo on loan from English Championship side Stoke City for the rest of the 2019/2020 season.
Always the lightning rod for controversy, Neymar Jr.’s arrival was highly anticipated. Last summer, he famously arrived after his teammates much to the chagrin of Leonardo but this time, Neymar showed up right on time and with a new blonde hairstyle.

New-look Neymar arrives on time as PSG resumes training

On January 2, Paris Saint-Germain players returned to the Camp des Loges for a day of physical and medical tests following an 11-day holiday break.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sané is reportedly hoping to join Bayern Munich in the January transfer window.

Bayern Munich not expecting Leroy Sane deal in January

Bayern Munich are unlikely to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane in January, according to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are locked in negotiations with Lille for Boubakary Soumare, according to French outlet La Voix du Nord.

Tottenham and Manchester United in two-way tussle to sign Ligue 1 star

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are locked in negotiations with Lille for Boubakary Soumare, according to French outlet La Voix du Nord.
Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland has described continued speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United as ‘f***ing boring’.

Manchester United target meets RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund as transfer battle intensifies

RB Leipzig have a “good feeling” after meeting with FC Salzburg striker Erling Haaland on Wednesday, coach Julian Nagelsmann has said.
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.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitted that his side struggled to play their usual game as they fell to a 2-0 loss to Wolves.

Pep Guardiola denies Manchester City exit rumour

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has rubbished the notion he could walk away from the club at the end of this season.
An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.

Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.
Eric Abidal

Eric Abidal: Barcelona are talking to Lionel Messi’s representatives

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has indicated that the club are dealing with Lionel Messi’s contract renewal as a matter of priority.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has revealed that Gonzalo Higuain is close to penning a new contract.

Gonzalo Higuain set for ‘new Juventus agreement’

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has revealed that Gonzalo Higuain is close to penning a new contract.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be silenced when it comes to speaking of Kylian Mbappe.

Zinedine Zidane hits back at PSG director Leonardo over Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be silenced when it comes to speaking of Kylian Mbappe.
Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez not yet fit enough to return to action

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will be available to return after the international break, with both men still fighting their way back to full fitness.
Sporting director Jochen Schneider has admitted that Schalke 04 are keen to sign Jonjoe Kenny on a permanent basis.

Schalke 04 keen to sign Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny on permanent basis

Sporting director Jochen Schneider has admitted that Schalke 04 are keen to sign Jonjoe Kenny on a permanent basis.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo departure ruled out as Juventus expect Portuguese to honour contract

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.
Lille sporting director Luis Campos has predicted that Victor Osimhen will move to a bigger club next summer after the Super Eagles’ striker’s impressive start to the season in France.

Victor Osimhen attacks like a cat – Lille chief

Lille sporting director Luis Campos has predicted that Victor Osimhen will move to a bigger club next summer after the Super Eagles’ striker’s impressive start to the season in France.
Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund chief reveals Manchester United interest in Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed Manchester United’s interest in Jadon Sancho.
Bayern Munich asked retired Arjen Robben for permission before giving new signing Philippe Coutinho his old No.10 shirt and club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the Brazilian is a worthy successor.

How Bayern Munich pulled off Philippe Coutinho signing – sporting director

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić has opened up on the process which brought Philippe Coutinho to Bavaria.

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Disquiet in Adamawa as Boko Haram snubs N50 ransom, kills CAN chair, pastor

Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.

Court convict ‘yahoo boy’ for defrauding American of $200

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.

Full list of Nigerian words in Oxford dictionary latest update

29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief decries UK’s refusal to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.