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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.

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.'Men…

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 https://www.aoplite.com.ng/2020/09/luis-suarez-set-to-join-another-spanish.html
"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.

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 4:3Manchester Utd - Crystal Palace 1:3Arsenal - West Ham 2:1Southampton - Tottenham 2:5Newcastle - Brighton 0:3Chelsea - Liverpool 0:2Leicester - Burnley 4:2

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 later…

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//www.aoplite.com.ng/2020/09/done-deal-liverpool-on-verge-of-signing.htmlThe current champions league winner spent seven years at the German club after developing into one of the best midfielders in the world.
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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.
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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//www.aoplite.com.ng/2020/09/done-deal-liverpool-on-verge-of-signing.htmlOle Gunnar Solskjaer's side will see the young forward as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.

EPL Transfer: Tottenham at the double ready to spur again

Adigun OlayemiAnd 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 EPLTottenham 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 Madrid wil…

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 sid…

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 as I…

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. Craz…

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, bu…

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