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Great news for Real Madrid at the last minute. Both Eden Hazard and Éder Militao have tested negative in the latest COVID-19 test and could face Villarreal and Inter Milan.

Real Madrid boss insists Eden Hazard has not suffered another injury setback

The Belgian winger, who has been sidelined since the beginning of February with a muscle problem, has been pictured in light training outside on the grass with his team-mates, suggesting he is edging closer to a return.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho: Only Real Madrid can decide Gareth Bale’s future

The Portuguese tactician has been impressed with the recent form of the Welsh international after back-to-back goal-scoring performances in the Premier League and Europa League.
Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.

Tottenham boss provides update on potential permanent Gareth Bale move

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he doesn’t know much about the prospect of a permanent transfer deal for loan signing Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale has revealed why Tottenham team-mate Lucas Moura refused to get involved with his ‘WM’ goal celebration, with Spurs’ Brazilian forward delivering a “just Lucas” response to the “Welsh Mafia”.

Gareth Bale explains ‘WM’ goal celebration

Gareth Bale has revealed why Tottenham team-mate Lucas Moura refused to get involved with his ‘WM’ goal celebration, with Spurs’ Brazilian forward delivering a “just Lucas” response to the “Welsh Mafia”.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Ramon Calderon: Real Madrid want Mo Salah but can’t afford him

Real Madrid are interested in signing Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to afford a deal for the Liverpool attacker, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Real Madrid without Karim Benzema for Atalanta clash

Real Madrid will be without Karim Benzema for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg against Atalanta.
Vinicius Junior has expressed his desire to stay at Real Madrid forever while ruling out a potential loan move in the summer transfer window.

Vinicius: I want to stay at Real Madrid forever

Vinicius Junior has expressed his desire to "stay at Real Madrid forever" while ruling out a potential loan move in the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid have a serious problem with injuries and they want to find the solution now. 'ABC' reports that the club have asked for an internal report to study the cause of so many injuries and Zidane has asked his footballers not to rush back before they are ready.

Real Madrid ask for internal report after latest injuries

Real Madrid have a serious problem with injuries and they want to find the solution now. 'ABC' reports that the club have asked for an internal report to study the cause of so many injuries and Zidane has asked his footballers not to rush back before they are ready.
Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale open to Real Madrid return – agent

Gareth Bale "still loves" Real Madrid with a return to Santiago Bernabeu no issue for the Welshman, according to his agent - but Zinedine Zidane may have other ideas about the striker's future.
PSG will reportedly set a whopping asking price of £174million this summer for star striker Kylian Mbappe if the Frenchman decides not to extend his contract.

PSG sets asking price for Kylian Mbappe at £174 million

PSG will reportedly set a whopping asking price of £174million this summer for star striker Kylian Mbappe if the Frenchman decides not to extend his contract.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe determined to stay at Paris Saint-Germain for one more year

Kylian Mbappe will stay at Paris Saint-Germain this summer according to a report in Diario Sport, scuppering hopes that he could be the great transfer of this coming market. The French forward and his camp have signalled his intention to complete the contract that’s scheduled to end in the summer of 2022 and guarantee he’s not closed a deal with any other club.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.

Real Madrid boss hints at future France national team role

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.
AC Milan are willing to pay as much as €30 million (£26m-$36m) to land Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz, with the 21-year-old having made a positive impact during his loan spell with the Serie A side.

AC Milan ready to pay €30 million for Real Madrid’s Brahim Diaz

AC Milan are willing to pay as much as €30 million (£26m/$36m) to land Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz, with the 21-year-old having made a positive impact during his loan spell with the Serie A side.
Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG boss reacts to claims of Real Madrid release clause in contract

The Argentine was only appointed as successor to Thomas Tuchel at Parc des Princes on January 2 and is still finding his feet back at a club he once represented in his playing days.
Zinedine Zidane has been clear that he wants Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez to all extend their stay at Real Madrid beyond June 30, yet while an agreement has been reached with the Croatian, there is no deal in place with the two Spaniards.

Real Madrid give up on new deal for Sergio Ramos

The 34-year-old’s future has been the subject of much speculation as he runs down the final few months of his contract, with a number of Premier League sides being linked with a swoop for the 100-goal centre-back.
Real Madrid and Belgian forward Eden Hazard had a surgery on his injured right ankle in the United States on Thursday.

Eden Hazard: Arsenal was my boyhood club

The Belgian international, whose season has been plagued with injuries stated this during an interview with On The Front Foot.
Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Real Madrid at home to Huesca on Saturday afternoon in a game that Los Blancos went on to win 4-1.

Eden Hazard: I want to play for another five or six years

Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard hopes to keep playing football for another six years if his body holds up.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists that star defender Raphael Varane is non-transferable amid links with Manchester United.

Raphael Varane brace seals Real Madrid comeback

Real Madrid came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Huesca away. The Zinedine Zidane tutored side went into the game third, ten points behind Atletico Madrid and a point clear of fourth-placed Sevilla.
Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, is fighting tooth and nail to keep Martin Odegaard from going to Arsenal on-loan.

Real Madrid coach fighting to keep Martin Odegaard from Arsenal

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, is fighting tooth and nail to keep Martin Odegaard from going to Arsenal on-loan.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba agrees Real Madrid move

Austria international defender David Alaba will join Real Madrid on a four-year contract this summer, according to reports.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president tests positive for coronavirus

The news also comes after it was reported that club coach Zinedine Zidane has now recovered from the virus after registering multiple negative tests.

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Exiting recession not enough to guarantee economic recovery – analysts

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Delivering her opening remark at the event, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, managing director and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, said diaspora remittances is the new oil of Nigeria.

Nigerian bank urges nationals abroad to invest in real estate, capital markets

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Nigeria records 195 new coronavirus cases

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FILE PHOTO - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at the Lanting Forum in Beijing, China February 22, 2021. REUTERS-Shubing Wang

China’s top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for ‘brighter future’

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China says hopes U.S. will remove ‘unreasonable’ restrictions on cooperation

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President Buhari decorates CDS, service chiefs with new ranks

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DSS releases Kano governor’s ex-aide

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