Barcelona have released an official statement, confirming that Neymar has told the club he wants to leave for Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian is set to complete a world-record transfer to PSG, with the French giants ready to pay his €222m (£199m) release clause. Neymar was at the club’s training ground on Wednesday, but did not … Read more
John Obi Mikel is nothing if not optimistic when it comes to Nigeria’s hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Although Africa’s third round of qualifying only reaches its halfway point at the end of this month and beginning of September, the Super Eagles captain believes a place at the global finals … Read more
Monaco vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, has told Arsenal that midfielder Thomas Lemar is not for sale. The Gunners have been chasing the player all summer, but the Ligue 1 champions have made it clear he will not leave before the end of the summer transfer window. “I will address speculation relating to the case of Thomas … Read more
The FIFA Council has agreed on a proposed slot allocation for the 48-nation World Cup, which begins with the 2026 edition. According to a report published on the world football governing body’s website, the Council which comprises of the FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the presidents of the six confederations (CAF, AFC, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC, … Read more
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that London will not be a choice of venue for their next international friendly. The German was speaking after their second game in this FIFA window against Burkina Faso was cancelled. The match was called off, after some Burkina Faso players failed to get British visas. Four … Read more
English Championship club Fulham FC are considering a move for former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike. According to reports, Emenike, 29, who has been at Fenerbahce since 2013 is currently out of favour at the Turkish club, for whom he has started just seven league games all season. Emenike has scored seven times and provided … Read more
Group A Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Madagascar Group B Cameroon, Morocco, Malawi, Comoros Group C Mali, Gabon, Burundi, South Sudan Group D Algeria, Togo, Benin, Gambia Group E Nigeria, South Africa, Libya, Seychelles Group F Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone Group G Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Zimbabwe, Liberia Group H Ivory Coast, Guinea, … Read more
Reports have emerged stating that Chelsea has identified Alexis Sanchez as their no.1 transfer target this summer. It appears that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to recruit the Chilean talisman for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that Conte has raised up transfer targets in a series of meetings with the … Read more
Odion Ighalo has admitted he is still interested in moving to the Chinese Premier League. The Super Eagles striker has rejected two lucrative offers to leave Watford for Chinese clubs in the past, insisting that he has ‘unfinished business’ in England. But Ighalo has now said that he will eventually go to China when the … Read more
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he enjoys a great relationship with Jose Mourinho, because they both share a winning mentality. The two men are back working together at Manchester United this summer, after striking a bond during their time at Inter Milan. “I knew this coach from before. I know what he wants and what he … Read more
Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has fired back at Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp, suggesting that they are at clubs not big enough to have signed Paul Pogba for a world record £89m. Last week, Mourinho said both managers were “not ethical”, after they criticized the big-money deal for the France midfielder. And following United’s … Read more
According to Tope Fasua, If you are religious and you love Nigeria, one prayer you must pray for us as a people is that Almighty God should deliver us from a culture of underachievement. I once wrote on this page – I think over the Saraki issue – that we now seem to perpetually punch … Read more
Chuba Akpom fires Arsenal to a winning start in their USA Tour. It was a tale of the young and the old at the Avaya Stadium in California as the Gunners got their USA tour off to a winning start. The game was played in front of a sell-out 18,000 crowd in San Jose looked … Read more
French footballer Paul Pogba is set to become the most expensive footballer in history with a £100m move to Manchester United expected to be confirmed this week. The 23-year-old is a former Manchester United trainee but left on a free transfer to join Juventus in Italy in 2012. Since his arrival in Turin Juventus have won four … Read more
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Kelechi Iheanacho’s hat-trick against Aston Villa proves the club were right to sell Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. The 19-year-old took full advantage of Sergio Aguero being rested to score three times in the FA Cup fourth-round tie at Villa Park on Saturday, with Raheem Sterling netting the other … Read more
(Left) Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet, unveils a new sponsor prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 45th Annual Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama.
Roger Federer of Switzerland leaves the court after losing his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Serena Williams of the United States of America serves in her Quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens of the United States of America during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand in her Quarterfinal match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during day nine of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Serena Williams of the United States plays a forehand in her third round match against Ayumi Morita of Japan during day six of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Tiger Woods of the USA hits his tee-shot on the 15th hole during the second round of The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 18, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Tiger Woods of the USA and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walk off the 9th green, after their round today during day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 17, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Mark Steingberg and Tiger Woods of the USA during the pro-am event prior to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on January 16, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Serena Williams of the United States plays a forehand during the final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on day seven of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 5, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.