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Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Paul Pogba denies quitting France team over president’s comments

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports that claimed he had quit the French national team over comments made by the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron.

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho contracts coronavirus

The World Cup winner, through a story he posted on Instagram, broke the news, saying that he tested positive for Coronavirus, while being asymptomatic, and self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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.
Chelsea have announced the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m).

Edouard Mendy completes £22 million Chelsea move

Chelsea have announced the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m)
Aleksandar Kolarov has completed a permanent move to Inter from Roma.

Aleksandar Kolarov completes permanent move to Inter from Roma

Kolarov was officially unveiled at San Siro on Tuesday afternoon, after reportedly putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Nerazzurri.

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.
France's Paul Pogba in action with Turkey's Burak Yilmaz REUTERS-Gokhan Kilincer-File Photo

Paul Pogba left out of France squad after contracting coronavirus

“But unfortunately for him, he took a test (for COVID-19) yesterday which turned out to be positive today, so at the last minute he was replaced by Eduardo Camavinga.”
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
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.
Real Madrid collected their first Champions League victory of the season at Galatasaray to ease the pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid win to ease pressure off Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid collected their first Champions League victory of the season at Galatasaray to ease the pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.
Former Nigeria international, Victor Moses was on for 24 minutes in his maiden appearance for Fenerbahce who defeated Yeni Malatyaspor 3-2 in the Turkish Super League on Monday night.

Former Super Eagles star fifth highest earner in Turkish league

Ex-Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses, is joint fifth highest earner in the Turkish Super Lig for the 2019/20 season.
Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea demand €25 million for Roma target Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea have placed a €25 million (£23m/$27.7m) price tag on defender Davide Zappacosta as they look to offload the Italy international.
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".

Official: Serie A matches will not be played in China for now

Serie A matches are unlikely to be played in China in the near future, although matches in the less prestigious Coppa Italia could be, an official said on Sunday.

Eden Dzeko’s 95th-minute winner rescues Roma against lowly Frosinone

Edin Dzeko snatched a 95th-minute winner for a double on the night as Roma rescued a 3-2 come-from-behind win against lowly Frosinone on Saturday to keep in touch with the Champions League places.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty during the italian Serie A football match Lazio Roma vs Juventus on January 27, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo late winner pulls ‘worst’ Juventus 11 points clear

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to seal a hard-fought 2-1 win for Juventus against Lazio in Rome on Sunday to pull 11 points clear in Serie A.
Georginio Wijnaldum

UEFA Nations League: Netherlands stand good in beating France, Germany relegated

Georginio Wijnaldum blasted home from close range and Memphis Depay converted a last-gasp penalty kick to earn the Netherlands a 2-0 win over world champions France on Friday.
Anthony Martial

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial earns recall to France squad

Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his impressive recent form with Manchester United by being recalled to the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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A van carrying the bodies of Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, who were both killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in Ruhimba village, is seen at the Goma airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Hereward Holland NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Italy begins repatriation of ambassador, bodyguard killed in Congo

An Italian military plane arrived in eastern Congo on Tuesday to bring home the bodies of its ambassador and his bodyguard, who were shot dead in an ambush on a United Nations convoy, while the militia accused of killing them denied any involvement.
Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.

Manchester City face tough test away in Budapest

Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank, AAAM to drive automotive investment

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and promotion of the automotive industry in Africa.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

HEDA sues accountant general over details of N173 billion MDAs budget

A Federal high Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19