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Transfer: Barcelona in Talks with Man United over Defender deal

Manchester United have been offered Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Victor Lindelöf. Barca are looking to take advantage of Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford, which has seen Lindelöf drop down the pecking order.

Laycon wins BBNaija Season 5

 Laycon is the winner of  season 5 Big Brother Naija live reality show. Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe is a 26-year-old singer and rapper from Lagos. He’s a graduate of philosophy from the University of Lagos who started his musical journey at an early age and has now emerged as one of Nigeria’s most promising new school acts. He describes himself as being versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.

EPL: Fernandes late goal vs Brighton breaks another record

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has scored his 13th goal for Man Utd, the last 6 of which have been penalties. Man Utd have been awarded 24 penalties in all competitions since the start of last season (20 scored), 7 more than any other Premier League team. Bruno Fernandes' goal at 99:45 is the latest scored in the Premier League since Juan Mata's for Chelsea against Norwich in August 2011 (100:03). Manchester United won their first game of the season against Brighton with 3-2, with a late penalty shoot from Fernandes.

Luis Suarez joins Atlético Madrid

Former Barcelona striker has completed a cross transfer to Atlético Madrid for £6M. Luis Suarez was axed by the new Barcelona coach Koeman on his arrival, he was told by the new boss that he won't be part of his plan for the season. The former Liverpool striker had to say a farewell to the catalans fans before his departure in a tearful press conference. "FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suarez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona €6 million in variables," the Catalan club announced. "FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future." Also Read: Luiz Suarez set to join another Spanish club Suarez moved to Spain to join Barcelona in 2014 from Liverpool winning 13 trophies ; 4 la Liga, 4 copa de Rey , 2 Supercopa, 1 UEFA

BBNaija 2020: Laycon kisses Ozo through the picture after winning another task

  Big Brother Naija 2020 lockdown housemates Olamilekan "Laycon" and Ozoemena "Ozo" have won the BetWay Quiz on sports development. This entitles them to 500,000 naira courtesy Betway. Immediately after the announcement by big brother himself Laycon went to hug Ozo's picture on the wall for wining their task. Ozo who have been evicted from the live show last week will see him pocket another cash prize won by him and Laycon for that beautiful and brilliant presentation of theirs, the presentation was done by them before he was evicted. The grandfinale of the 2020 Big Brother will come up this Sunday with housemates Vee, Laycon, Dorathy, Nengi and Neo eyeing anticipating of whom to be crowned the next winner amongst them.

Covid-19: Ibrahimovic reacts to result after testing positive

AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest player to have contacted covid-19. He said he has tested to covid today through his twitter account which he tagged a bad idea according to him. "I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea"  Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go on self isolation for two weeks before going for further screening.

Done Deal: Chelsea completes another major signing

Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes according to a release on their official website. The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’ On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.'

Carabao cup: Chelsea new signing Havertz breaks record

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has joined premier League players whose first goal for a club was part of a hat trick. He scored his first hat trick for his club yesterday against championship side Barnsley.  He is joined alongside Wayne Rooney, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Jermaine Pennant and Christian Pulisic. Chelsea won the fourth round of the Carabao cup with 6-0 after a dominating display from the London side. Havertz joins his Chelsea teammate in the history books only 19 days into his Chelsea career.

Confirmed: Another Barcelona player leaves club

Arturo Vidal has completed his switch back to Italy, joining Inter Milan in a deal worth €1m. The Chilean midfielder has joined Inter on a permanent deal from FC Barcelona. From today, Vidal will be on the front line for the Nerazzurri, with the same objectives as ever: fighting, giving it his all, and winning. Also Read: Luis Suarez set to join another Spanish club "He will become the sixth Chilean to play for Inter. The first was Ivan Zamorano, another born fighter. He was followed by David Pizarro, Luis Jimenez, Gary Medel and Alexis Sanchez. "It’s confirmed. He’s arrived in Milan, and he’s a Nerazzurri player. Welcome to Inter, Arturo!" Vidal joined Barcelona in the summer of 2018 from Bayern Munich and has since made a glittering start for the Liga giant after winning titles which they were dethroned by Real Madrid last season.

Luis Suarez set to join another Spanish club

Luis Suarez has accepted to join Atlético de Madrid. He has parted ways with Barcelona and can join as a free agent. The Uruguayan forward was told by the new coach Ronald Koeman that he won't be part of his plan during his time at the club as since been looking for a suitable club to join. Suarez joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014 in a deal worth around €75 million and has since gone on to become the club's third-highest scorer of all time with 198 goals. During his time at the club, he has won 14 trophies, including four La Liga titles and one Champions League.

BBNaija: Winner revealed by fans

By Adigun Olayemi  Big Brother Naija season 5 is gradually coming to an end after entering its last week, the fans are of the opinion and view of whom the winner will be, maybe it's very easy for the fans to predict. Narrowing down the housemates to just only five in the house, viewers may have known their winnner through the result of votes casted every week which the whole process seldomly takes a secret phase from the housemates. Ozo and Trickytee were the latest housemates to be evited from the lockdown house after getting the lowest votes by the fans, Laycon tops the result chat by taking half of the votes out of the total votes casted. Does this mean that the winner has been revealed? This will be answered by the fans again next Sunday. Vee, Neo,Dorathy and Nengi will have to be at their best and hope their fans give them the glory by voting massively for them knowing fully well that Laycon who's the favourite and annointed winner by the viewers amaze the large portion of

Matchday 2: EPL weekend results

Its the  third week to start of the English Premier League and we've got the results of the matches played so far in the weekend. Chelsea and Manchester were both beaten by Crystal Palace and Liverpool respectively while Jose Mourinho Tottenham cruise to a win. Everton - West Brom 5:2  Leeds - Fulham 4:3 Manchester Utd - Crystal Palace 1:3 Arsenal - West Ham 2:1 Southampton - Tottenham 2:5 Newcastle - Brighton 0:3 Chelsea - Liverpool 0:2 Leicester - Burnley 4:2

BBNaija 2020: Laycon and Dorathy joins others in final as two evicted from lockdown house

Timmy Sinclair "Trikytee" and  Ozoemena Chukwu "Ozo" have both been evicted from the live eviction show this evening. They both had the lowest votes out of the four other housemates up for eviction for the week. Ozo is an Imo State entrepreneur who is currently participating at the ongoing BBNaija Season 5 reality TV show, tagged “Lockdown”. BBNaija Ozo whose full name is Ozoemena Chukwu has worked in several areas of business, including HR, sports administration, business financial management and customer relations. Timmy Sinclair is a 35-year-old creative artist and Lagos resident who hails from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Tricky Tee as he is also known considers himself a storyteller who uses the media of film, and music to express himself. Other housemates that made it to the finals include Vee, Neo, Nengi, Laycon and Dorathy.

Official: Liverpool completes another major signing for the season

 Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara on a four year contract.  Thiago who won the last season champions league title with Bayern Munich will wear shirt number 6 at Anfield after completing the deal at a region of £27 million. “I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here," he said in a statement. “When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible. “It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.” He added: “I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now. “Everything is more compact and we started a little bit

Wolves unveils new kit, looks like a country's jersey

Wolves have unveiled a new Portugal-inspired third kit for 2020/21. The jersey comes after a Mexico-inspired third strip last season and here are some of the Portuguese lads wearing it. 

"Danke FC Bayern!" as Thiago pen farewell message to fans ahead of Liverpool move

Spanish  midfielder Thiago Alcantara  has sent his farewell message to Bayern Munich fans via Twitter. The letter which he sent through his Twitter account confirmed that he's leaving the club to join another club probably Liverpool according to reports. Thiago has reportedly passed the medicals at Liverpool and a deal is set at a region of £26 million. Also Read: Done Deal: Liverpool on the verge of signing the best midfielder https// The current champions league winner spent seven years at the German club after developing into one of the best midfielders in the world. See photos;

BBNaija: Ozo commits another offense, risk disqualification

Big Brother Naija housemate  Ozoemena  " Ozo" Chukwu is at the risk of getting disqualified after sleeping in the Head of house room past 2am.  The same situation which got his fellow lockdown housemate Erica disqualified from the house.  There's been a debate by fans after Ozo stayed in the HoH room past 2am. Recall Erica recieved a strike for similar situation.  Nengi won the Hoh game for this week and Ozo has been her boyfriend in the house was invited by her to the lounge. Should Ozo get a strike, it would be his third amounting to automatic disqualification.

Former Nigeria International blast Solksjaer on Ighalo's treatment at Man Utd

Ex Nigeria international Ezeji has blasted Manchester United head coach Ole Gunner Solksjaer for his treatment on his fellow compatriot.  Odion Ighalo joined the 13 times English champions on a short deal from China before the start of the global Coronavirus pandemic but after then has been used sparingly by not amassing up to 20 minutes in a single game, the treatment Ezeji describes as unfair after accepting to cut down his wages to stay at the club. " Every coach believes in his starting XI and to be very fair to Ighalo, the Covid situation did not help him, because if not for Covid, [Marcus] Rashford would still have been out until the end of the season,” Ezeji told Goal.  “And when Rashford recovered, because of the belief Ole has in Rashford, he had to bring him back into the team. “And then you can see that [Anthony] Martial was firing on all cylinders, same as [Mason] Greenwood, so there was no way Ole was going to drop any of those guys for Ighalo. Also Read: EPL Transfer

BBNaija: Neo win big at indomie game challenge

Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate  Emuobonuvio "Neo" Akpofure, popularly referred to as Neo has won the Indomie task of the day. He has been appointed Moderator of the Indomie games and will now become Big Brother's assistant in the rest of the tasks. He has also been rewarded with N500,000.

EPL Transfer: Sancho deal ends as Man Utd moves for another young talent

Manchester United have made contact with Atalanta over the signing of 18-year old winger Amad Traoré. After seeing Jordon Sancho deal brought to an abrupt end,  Solskjaer is plotting a move for his replacement and Amad Traoré will be called upon to probably make the difference after Sancho turned down the club. Read also: Done Deal :Liverpool on the verge of signing the best midfielder https// Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will see the young forward as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.

Done Deal: Liverpool on the verge of signing the best midfielder

   Thiago Alcantara will sign his contract as new Liverpool player until June 2024. The agreement is 100% completed also with the player as with Bayern Münich [€30m add ons included].  Jorgen Klopp is ready to add to his midfield as Thiago will be joining the club any time soon.  The Spanish talent was part of the squad that helped Bayern Munich win their treble last season. Liverpool will officially announce him when the deal is done.

EPL Transfer: Tottenham at the double ready to spur again

Adigun Olayemi And it will be a double swap for Tottenham before the end of this week as they're almost done with the transfer of two Realmardrid players. Sergio Regulión and Gareth Bale have both already passed medicals at the Real Madrid training centre ahead of their respective according to reports. They could both sign for the London outfit before the week runs out making it a blockbuster squad at Jose Mourinho's disposal which will make them challenge for at least a silverware this season. Read this: Bale Returns to EPL Tottenham lost their opening match of the season to Everton last weekend, which according to Mourinho blamed it on his players mentality but now with the right mentality of players paving their way back to the club he should be rest assured of a good football and mustn't have any course to blame the management if it goes otherwise rather to blame himself if it doesn't work. Bale who was a favourite in the English League before leaving for Real Madri

Bale Returns to EPL

Gareth Bale has now completed his return to Tottenham after a season-long loan deal worth £13 million was agreed on Wednesday, according to the Daily Mail  The Wales international is out of favour at Realmardrid and has been relegated to the bench by head coach  Zidane prompting him to been used sparingly throughout last season although hampered by injury but still not guaranteed a first place when fit. Bale will link up with former Realmardrid coach Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane on a season long loan.

EPL: Mourinho criticizes players on defeat

 Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has criticized all the players for their performance on the pitch over the defeat to the Toffees, he said Matt Doherty ‘struggled’ on his debut for the club because he’s not match fit. The Republic of Ireland international made his first outing for Spurs as Mourinho’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat to Everton at home on the opening weekend of the campaign. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the second half to give the Toffees all three points against a flat Spurs side, who failed to muster much in the way of a response. The pandemic has resulted in a pre-season like no other this summer and Doherty has barely trained with his new team-mates after featuring in two Nations League matches for Ireland in the last week. The Irishman was taken off in the 78th minute for Tanguy Ndombele. Mourinho was unhappy with his side’s condition as a whole, accusing his players of applying a ‘lazy press’, but he name-checked Doherty as an example of the problem. Mourinho accused his

Naomi Osaka beats Azarenka to claim US open title

  After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, "What the heck is happening?" In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds later, Osaka chucked her racket. It spun a bit and rattled against the court. Surprisingly off-kilter in the early going Saturday, Osaka kept missing shots and digging herself a deficit. Until, suddenly, she lifted her game, and Azarenka couldn’t sustain her start. By the end, Osaka pulled away to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory for her second U.S. Open championship and third Grand Slam title overall. "For me, I just thought," said Osaka, who trailed by a set and a break, "it would be very embarrassing to lose this in an under an hour." This, then, is what she told herself with a white towel draped over her head at a changeover when things looked bleakest: "I just have to try as hard

BBNaija: Kiddwaya and Prince evicted from lockdown house

Big Brother Naija housemates Kiddwaya and Prince have been evicted from the lockdown house. They were evicted after scoring the lowest votes among housemates up for eviction. Their eviction leaves seven housemates to battle for the grand prize worth N85m. While Prince is the twelfth housemate to be evicted this season, Kiddwaya, the son of Terry Waya is the thirteenth housemate to be evicted this season. Sunday’s eviction leaves Laycon, Vee, Nengi, Trikytee, Dorathy, Neo and Ozo in the semi-final stages week.

Toyin Abraham shares astonishing birthday pictures

Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham celebrate her birthday by sharing beautiful pictures on twitter.  She shared it through her twitter account after turning 40 today. Popularly known has Toyin Aimakhu, is widely known for her energetic displays in most yoruba movies she features in. See Photo;  

Former BBN Housemate Brighto shares post lockdown house pictures

A former housemate of the the live TV reality show known as Big Brother Naija has took to the social media to upload his new post after his eviction. Brighto was evicted from the lockdown house on Sunday after amassing the lowest votes from the public, evicted alongside him was Wathoni and Tolanibaj. See pictures;

Ballon D'or : Joachim Low picks Manuel Neuer as his winner

Joachim Low snubs Robert Lewandowski to pick Manuel Neuer as his choice for cancelled Ballon d'OrOn being asked his choice for Ballon d'Or winner this year, Low picked Neuer and said he is in a class of his own. Germany national team's head coach Joachim Low picked Manuel Neuer over Robert Lewandowski for the best player in the world this year. Low feels Neuer did a commendable job in the Champions League semifinal against Lyon and in the final against Paris Saint-Germain. Lewandowski who was the highest goal-scorer in Bundesliga and Champions League this season was tipped to win the Ballon d'Or trophy, which was cancelled this year due to the season being affected by coronavirus pandemic. The 32-year-old Polish striker netted 55 goals last season. On being asked his choice for Ballon d'Or winner this year, Low picked Neuer and said he is in a class of his own. “Manu was in great shape throughout the 2019-20 season,” he told Kicker. “Manu is in a class of his own. C

UCL:"I couldn't get near Thiago" -Mason Mount

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has revealed his words to the newly crowned European champions. He stressed out that he couldn't get near some players in the team when they both met in the quarter-final stage of the competition. Mason Mount (Chelsea): "The Champions League is on another level. The games feel different. Bayern have some unbelievable world-class players.. Lewandowski, Kimmich and Thiago in midfield, I just couldn't get near him. They moved the ball around the team so quickly" Mount: "When you're up against players like that you're thinking, 'How are we going to stop this?' It was a big moment, it opened my eyes. It made me realize, 'This is the next level, this where you need to be.' And I am determined to work hard and reach that level"  Mount: "Obviously it's difficult to take a loss, but when you go through a game like that you learn so much, you learn so much more than if you win 3-0. It was a tough lesson,

BBNaija 2020: Housemates and their nominees for eviction

  Trickytee, Laycon, Lucy, Vee, Nengi and Kiddwaya are up for possible Eviction in the first Nomination session by the Housemates. Biggie introduced a twist in the middle of season 5  wherein Housemates would Nominate who they feel should go home. The voting process was done differently in the first six Sunday Night Eviction Shows where we saw Housemates Vote for who goes home from the four Housemates with the least votes.  After Monday night HoH games wherein Erica won for the second time this season and picked Prince as her Deputy, one by one the Housemates went into Biggie's Diary Room and named two Housemates for possible Eviction this week. Here is how the first Housemates' Nomination session went down: Housemate  Who they Nominated Lucy : Nengi and Trikytee Kiddwaya: Lucy and Trikytee Dorathy: Vee and Laycon Laycon: Trikytee and Lucy Nengi: Lucy and Laycon Trikytee: Lucy and Laycon Vee: Trikytee and Dorathy Ozo: Lucy and Kiddwaya Prince: Nengi and Ozo Neo: Kiddwaya and Lu