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Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Aston Villa are interested in signing the Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster this summer.

Aston Villa interested in signing Liverpool youngster

Brewster needs to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football and it will be interesting to see if the likes of Villa can agree on a fee with Liverpool in the coming weeks.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his players to put behind them, the disappointment of losing to their 2019-2020 Champions League quarterfinal match to Olympique Lyon and get ready to fight as a stronger side in next season’s edition.

Pep Guardiola must rise to challenge as Manchester City chase Liverpool

Pep Guardiola faces a stern test of his managerial philosophy as the Manchester City boss aims to overhaul Premier League champions Liverpool this season.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the 2020-2021 English Premier League (EPL) season, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Pep Guardiola: Kun Aguero could be out of action until November

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) season, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Peter Etebo agrees deal to join Galatasaray

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is edging closer to a move to Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray from Stoke City.
Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Callum Wilson from AFC Bournemouth.

Callum Wilson joins Newcastle on four-year deal

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of striker Callum Wilson from Bournemouth.
Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive for Covid-19.

Manchester City stars contract coronavirus

Manchester City confirmed in a club statement that the pair have contracted the virus and are now undergoing a period of self-isolation.
Bernardo Silva says he wants to return to Benfica because he did not get the chance to break into the first-team during his time at the club.

Manchester City determined to keep Bernardo Silva away from Barcelona

Manchester City are determined to hold onto Bernardo Silva this summer.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Manchester City’s Eric García to return to Barcelona

Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.
Pep Guardiola fears his Manchester City players are not ready for the gruelling demands of the Premier League restart.

Stephen Ireland: Pep Guardiola won’t allow Liverpool to run away again

Pep Guardiola will not allow Liverpool to run away with the Premier League title again next season, says Stephen Ireland, with the Manchester City boss fully aware of “how much work has to be done” at the Etihad Stadium.
English Premier League

Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".

Stoke City release Stephen Ireland and Glen Johnson

Stoke City boss Gary Rowett has released experienced duo Stephen Ireland and Glen Johnson as the club prepare for life in the Championship.

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A Nigerian national Uche Raymond Okoye, based in Guyana, has been slammed 11 counts of fraud, several local papers reported today.

Nigerian national Uche Okoye slammed with fraud charges in Guyana

Okoye, also known as Uche Parker, was accused by the Guyana police as being part of an international criminal organisation that has scammed unsuspecting Guyanese victims out of millions.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor denies ‘altercation’ with US immigration

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City still not favourites for Champions League

Pep Guardiola does not see Manchester City as favourites for the Champions League even after they eased to a last-16 first-leg victory over Borussia Monchengladbach to win their 19th match in a row.
Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.

French minister: Mafia-type gangs likely behind cyber attacks on hospitals

Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.

TASS: Russia jails man for eight years for handing over secrets to China

A Russian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison on Thursday after finding him guilty of state treason for allegedly handing over secrets to China, the TASS news agency reported.

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FILE PHOTO - A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine sticker in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic

India sends first vaccine doses to Africa under WHO’s COVAX programme

“Fulfilling our commitment to help the world with COVID-19 vaccines, supplies of Made-in-India vaccine commence today for Africa under COVAX facility,” Anurag Srivastava, spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, said on Twitter.
Chelsea have lost a “world great” in Eden Hazard, says Pat Nevin, but one of Christian Pulisic, Willian and Pedro is being backed to step up and fill some sizeable shoes at Stamford Bridge.

Bayern want Christian Pulisic from Chelsea for €60 million

The USA international has had something of a stop-start career at Stamford Bridge, but could now get the opportunity to return to the Bundesliga, where he made his name with Borussia Dortmund.

Afreximbank approves $2 billion for African nations to secure coronavirus vaccines

The African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) has approved $2 billion to support the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines for African countries, its president said on Tuesday.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Women group back Osun governor for second term

A socio-political entity, Oyetola Consultative Forum (OCF), has inaugurated a sub-wing, Professional Women Group, to galvanise support for Governor Adegboyega Oyeyola’s second term which race kicks off next year.
Herdsmen

Nigerian government secures €400,000 grant to kick off livestock transformation plan in four states

The Federal Government, yesterday announced securing €400,000 grant to kick off National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, in four states.