Sam Allardyce Wants To Make Kieran Gibbs His First Signing At Crystal Palace

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Kieran Gibbs’ future at Arsenal could be in doubt with new Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce monitoring the full-back’s contract situation, according to The Sun

Gibbs, 27, has just 18 months left on his current deal at the Emirates, and Arsene Wenger could allow the defender to leave before his value drops.

Gibbs has also attracted interest from Swansea City.

The left-back has featured just five times in the Premier League for Arsenal this season.

After the match Wenger said: “It’s a kick. I don’t know how bad it is, but it’s a kick on the knee.”

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Robert Smith: Meet The Billionaire Who Has Offered To Sponsor The ‘Rescued’ Chibok Girls

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Robert Smith, an African American billionaire, is the Good Samaritan, who has offered to sponsor the education of 24 Chibok girls who were rescued from Boko Haram captivity in October this year.

This revelation was brought to light on Tuesday, December 27, by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, at an interaction with journalists in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

According to Shehu, Mr Smith has offered to sponsor their education at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola in Adamawa state.

The spokesman to the president said that the girls will be admitted through negotiation at the prestigious American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, with the American billionaire footing the entire bill of the girls’ tuition, accommodation, feeding and other related expenses.

“Smith has offered to pay for the education of the 21 released through negotiations and is offering to take responsibility for all the others who will hopefully be eventually set free.

“The Murtala Mohammed Foundation in the country is equally interested,’’ he added.

Shehu revealed that the Nigerian government is treating the recently released 21 Chibok girls as adoptees of the Federal Government.

“But there is a lot of local and international interest in the future plans of the girls,’’ he added.

It costs anywhere from $5,000 to $11,000 a year to educate a student at the school which is owned by wealthy frontline Nigerian politician and businessman Atiku Abubakar.

Who Is Robert Smith?

He is a 54-year-old businessman, who attended good American colleges such as Cornell and Columbia universities. At Cornell, he picked a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and an MBA at Columbia. He lives in Austin, Texas.

According to a short bio written on him by Forbes, he was the son of PhD holders and was bussed across town to his school in the early days of desegregation.

He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm which is currently worth over $26 billion in assets as of September 2016.

Mr Smith is ranked by Forbes as the 268th richest person in America, and the second wealthiest African American on the list, the only person ahead of him, is Oprah Winfrey.

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£12 Million Or No Deal: Middlesbrough Ask Aston Villa For £12m For Jordan Rhodes

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Middlesbrough are asking for £12m from Aston Villa to sign out-of-favour striker Jordan Rhodes, according to The Sun, as the Premier League club look recoup their investment in the former Blackburn Rovers player. 

Rudy Gestede could be used as part of a fee-plus-player deal, though Boro do not have the same £7m valuation on the player.

Middlesbrough are happy to let Rhodes go quickly and the clubs will try to sort out the deal in the next few days before an early transfer as soon as the window opens.

A 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Boxing Day leaves Aitor Karanka’s side four points clear of Sunderland in the final relegation place.

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Nigerian Govt “Wields The Big Stick” On 50,000 Ghost Workers, Saves N200 Billion In 2016

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The Presidency has announced that the Nigerian Government wielded the big stick on 50,000 ghost workers, who had been on its payroll, saving the country an estimated N200 billion in 2016.

Speaking with State House correspondents at an interactive meeting to mark the end the year, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the amount is from N13 billion that has been taken off the payroll monthly from February to December this year.

Mr. Shehu also announced that 11 persons championing the syndicate of ghost workers have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He said: “The flagship program of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to rid the system of fraud and instil good governance is on course. Through a notable initiative, the Efficiency Unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the government has embarked on the continuous auditing of the salaries and wages of government departments.

“When the Committee was constituted in February 2016, federal government monthly salary bill was N151 billion excluding pensions. Now the monthly salary warrant is N138 billion, excluding pensions. Which means that the government is making a monthly saving of about N13 billion. That is from February 2016 to date.”

The presidential spokesman added that the “the pension bill was 15.5bn monthly as at February. Now it is down to N14.4 billion, which means average monthly saving is made of about N1.1 billion.”

Shehu also explained that the total number of ghost workers so far removed from the payroll is about 50,000 and that 11 persons championing the syndicate of the ghost workers have been referred to EFCC with some of them already undergoing trial.

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Lagos Completes Demolition Of Roundabouts Along Lekki-Epe Expressway

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The government of Lagos state has completed the demolition of the Jakande and Chisco roundabouts in Ikate Elegushi axis of Eti-Osa local government area of the state.

Speaking with pressmen on Tuesday, the acting commissioner for transportation, Anofi Elegushi, stated that this was part of efforts to reduce traffic on the expressway.

According to Elegushi, the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, was determined more than ever to make this Yuletide period stress free as far as traffic was concerned.

The acting commissioner further assured that the roundabouts would also be reconstructed to ease traffic congestion in the area and would be fully completed by January.

He said: “This administration is determined to reduce the stress experienced by motorists and residents on this road.”

“The roundabouts were replaced with traffic lights, expansion of the roads and provision of dedicated turning lanes as well as additional lay-bys.

“This will surely decongest traffic in this area, even for commercial vehicles, the travel time will reduce and they will have enough turnaround by earning more.”

Also speaking, Biodun Otunola, the contractor handling the project, said apart from taking away the roundabouts to reduce travel time, pedestrians were also a major factor.

“Movement has been made easy for both motorists and the pedestrians,” he said.

The state government had in August announced that three roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway would be removed.

They are: the 4th roundabout (Elegushi); 5th roundabout (Jakande) and the 8th roundabout (VGC).

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Klopp Praises Firmino’s Performance Against Stoke

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Jurgen Klopp has praised Roberto Firmino for his goal against Stoke and believes it came at the right time for the forward.

The Brazil international scored his first goal after going six games without finding the net and this week saw him arrested for drink driving.

Klopp would not comment on Firmino’s off field problems, but was pleased the attacker got on the score sheet.

“Firmino played really well and he really deserved his goal,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“I cannot speak about his off-pitch issues, but he has been having a hard time on the pitch in recent weeks.

“He is always important to us, though. He is working hard and always has his moments.

“It was a fantastic goal, really surprising to shoot from there, unexpected for the defenders.”

Sturridge was also on the score sheet in the come from behind win for the Reds.

“Sturridge’s goal was really important as well,” Klopp added.

“It is good to see he is back and fit. We are losing Sadio Mane during the Africa Cup of Nations, so it is important to have Daniel back.

“His goal was wonderful, a special instinct he has. You cannot teach that. It was a bit speculation to move there [and hope for the backpass], but it was a great goal.”

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Sunday Oliseh Appointed As New Coach Of Dutch Football Club

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Sunday Oliseh, a former Super Eagles Coach and Captain, has been appointed as the new head coach of Dutch second division side, Fortuna Sittard.

Oliseh had 10 months ago resigned from his position as the head coach of the Nigeria national team following claims of unpaid wages.

The 42-year-old now takes over the second-tier club in a return to the Netherlands, where he previously played for Ajax from 1997 to 1999.

Fortuna Sittard, while confirming this on its website, said Oliseh had signed an 18-month contract with an option to extend for another season.

 

“With Sunday Oliseh we signed a young and ambitious coach with vision, one players look up to,” club owner Isitan Gun said in a statement.

“We were looking for someone who plays attractive football combining it with the will to win. We think Sunday is the right one for this job.”

Oliseh’s first game in charge will be Jan. 13 against bottom side Achilles ’29.

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Much Ado About MMM

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Much Ado About MMM – Adewale Kupoluyi

I have read with deep concern, the various accounts shared by many Nigerians on their sad experiences on the Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox Ponzi scheme that has created a lot of apprehension and uncertainty in the country. Because of this unfortunate development, millions of patrons of the Ponzi scheme have been thrown into confusion having placed a one-month ban on all withdrawals starting from December 13. The MMM has claimed that it had frozen the accounts to avoid preventable challenges during the Yuletide in the purported negative media reports given to the scheme.

This article was written by Adewale Kupoluyi. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

The MMM is not new in the business world. It is on record that the organisation began as an office equipment company in Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the 1980s, before moving into the financial sector when the scheme collapsed and many investors lost their money. The MMM was able to win the hearts of many Nigerians with its ‘30 per cent per month’s return-on-investment in addition to other acquirable bonuses. But the hard truth is that despite the mouth-watering offer, the risks associated with the scheme seem to be more. No wonder, the company was “wise” enough to have advised customers to “use your #SpareMoney only (and) don’t be unnecessarily greedy.” What this expression tells me is that the operators of the scheme have cleverly and tactically insulated themselves from any undue liability and legal encumbrances. The scheme has since been declared illegal by the Federal Government.

READ ALSO: The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (2)

READ MORE HERE: The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (1)

Before coming to Nigeria, the MMM had similarly operated in South Africa and Zimbabwe with the same business model, which claimed a 30 per cent per monthly return-on-investment through a ‘social financial network’ until the accounts of its clients were frozen. Similarly, in 2016, the Chinese government banned the scheme on the grounds that it was a Ponzi scheme, unregistered and hence, was tagged fraudulent. What the organisation does is to manage payments in such a way that quick returns to the first investors from money invested are given to later investors in a manner described as robbing Peter to pay Paul.

With the controversies surrounding the modus operandi of the MMM, Nigerians seem to have forgotten so fast the lessons learnt from the failed operations of “wonder banks” in which billions of naira went down the drain under similar circumstances, despite warnings by the National Assembly, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission, suggesting that the scheme was fraudulent, but then, many Nigerians still patronised it. Three major reasons could be attributed to this doggedness. First is the current economic situation in the country that has brought about untold and high incidence of unemployment, inflation and poverty. Hence, people would want to do anything humanly possible to survive at a great risk.

READ ALSO: Why Every Nigerian Must Know About MMM (1)

Second is the secretive and greedy nature of many of the participants, who kept the offer to themselves, perhaps, to prevent others from benefitting, thus making them highly vulnerable in the process of secretly dealing with the MMM. Third is the weak regulatory framework that allows such a system to exist without having to pass through the necessary due diligence, checks and screening. No wonder, the MMM had the audacity to tell the Nigerian government to look at the benefits of the scheme to the over three million Nigerians within its one year of operation in the country, claiming that the scheme was the “only source of livelihood for many people”.

READ ALSO: MMM: Nigerians Are Not Greedy, Merely Desperate

The ripple effects of the MMM invasion have begun telling on the people. Not a few “investors” were reported to have either committed suicide or attempted such. For instance, one is the story of a man from Benue State, who was found to have ingested insecticide, having invested N300,000 meant for his wedding in the dicey scheme! From the survey that I recently conducted, many people seem to be affected by the loss but would rather prefer to remain silent rather than lament their ordeals while many would rather prefer to keep mute for the fear of being stigmatised. After all, they never told anyone before going into the scheme! That is usually the problem with those who fall victims to fraudsters. They hardly inform others they are deeply engrossed in such a deal until everything crumbles and danger becomes the inevitable.

Despite the ordeal happening now, it must be appreciated that people should be free to invest in whatever business interest they so desire. That is why I won’t be surprised that the MMM may not be the only active Ponzi scheme around. There is the likelihood that many of such programmes exist under various names and brands. Whenever people are committing their resources into such deals, others hardly know of such until things begin to unfold and they cry out of the untold hardship and negative consequences that may arise. It is the secret nature of the patronage of the Ponzi schemes that makes many innocent people to lose their head earned resources and savings, thereby increasing the level of poverty in the land.

As a way forward, regulatory agencies should do more by helping the citizens in beaming their searchlights on other schemes to verify what is happening to them before they become another source of national problem, source of worry and tragedy. The whole scenario bordering on how the MMM has been managed has shown that the economic problems that encourage people to look for money at all cost, is not peculiar to Nigeria alone. Governments should come together to see how common problems could be discussed with a view to finding sustainable alternative to Ponzi schemes that would add value to the real sectors of the economy through spending.

It is only hoped that by January, the scheme would come alive again as it has planned to do by offering another opportunity for investors to access their funds. If this becomes a reality, they should pull out. I won’t be surprised that in order to sustain their interest in the scheme, an additional accrual of over 30 per cent could be dangled to lure participants into keeping their keeping funds in the scheme and even put in more resources after January. I really think they should not be lured again, in case the opportunity represents itself. They should look for other means of making money despite the economic recession currently facing the country.

READ ALSO: Before MMM, Nigerians Were Already Greedy And Vulnerable

a big lesson for all is that people should learn to be open, as much as possible, to those they could trust. I kept wondering why a very close friend of mine of many years should now be crying wolf now after the bitter experience when I was never consulted before deciding to join and invest in the scheme ab initio. Government should do more sensitisation of the citizens on the dangers that could befall them whenever they are confronted with issues that concern financial intelligence and breach of public trust. It is only hoped that the MMM would afford its depositors another opportunity to have a rethink. It’s just a matter of days for that to be or not to be!

Kupoluyi wrote in from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta adewalekupoluyi@yahoo.co.uk,@AdewaleKupoluyi

This article was written by Adewale Kupoluyi. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Much Ado About MMM

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Much Ado About MMM – Adewale Kupoluyi

I have read with deep concern, the various accounts shared by many Nigerians on their sad experiences on the Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox Ponzi scheme that has created a lot of apprehension and uncertainty in the country. Because of this unfortunate development, millions of patrons of the Ponzi scheme have been thrown into confusion having placed a one-month ban on all withdrawals starting from December 13. The MMM has claimed that it had frozen the accounts to avoid preventable challenges during the Yuletide in the purported negative media reports given to the scheme.

This article was written by Adewale Kupoluyi. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

The MMM is not new in the business world. It is on record that the organisation began as an office equipment company in Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the 1980s, before moving into the financial sector when the scheme collapsed and many investors lost their money. The MMM was able to win the hearts of many Nigerians with its ‘30 per cent per month’s return-on-investment in addition to other acquirable bonuses. But the hard truth is that despite the mouth-watering offer, the risks associated with the scheme seem to be more. No wonder, the company was “wise” enough to have advised customers to “use your #SpareMoney only (and) don’t be unnecessarily greedy.” What this expression tells me is that the operators of the scheme have cleverly and tactically insulated themselves from any undue liability and legal encumbrances. The scheme has since been declared illegal by the Federal Government.

READ ALSO: The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (2)

READ MORE HERE: The MMM Promoters In Nigeria: The Blind Leading The Blind (1)

Before coming to Nigeria, the MMM had similarly operated in South Africa and Zimbabwe with the same business model, which claimed a 30 per cent per monthly return-on-investment through a ‘social financial network’ until the accounts of its clients were frozen. Similarly, in 2016, the Chinese government banned the scheme on the grounds that it was a Ponzi scheme, unregistered and hence, was tagged fraudulent. What the organisation does is to manage payments in such a way that quick returns to the first investors from money invested are given to later investors in a manner described as robbing Peter to pay Paul.

With the controversies surrounding the modus operandi of the MMM, Nigerians seem to have forgotten so fast the lessons learnt from the failed operations of “wonder banks” in which billions of naira went down the drain under similar circumstances, despite warnings by the National Assembly, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission, suggesting that the scheme was fraudulent, but then, many Nigerians still patronised it. Three major reasons could be attributed to this doggedness. First is the current economic situation in the country that has brought about untold and high incidence of unemployment, inflation and poverty. Hence, people would want to do anything humanly possible to survive at a great risk.

READ ALSO: Why Every Nigerian Must Know About MMM (1)

Second is the secretive and greedy nature of many of the participants, who kept the offer to themselves, perhaps, to prevent others from benefitting, thus making them highly vulnerable in the process of secretly dealing with the MMM. Third is the weak regulatory framework that allows such a system to exist without having to pass through the necessary due diligence, checks and screening. No wonder, the MMM had the audacity to tell the Nigerian government to look at the benefits of the scheme to the over three million Nigerians within its one year of operation in the country, claiming that the scheme was the “only source of livelihood for many people”.

READ ALSO: MMM: Nigerians Are Not Greedy, Merely Desperate

The ripple effects of the MMM invasion have begun telling on the people. Not a few “investors” were reported to have either committed suicide or attempted such. For instance, one is the story of a man from Benue State, who was found to have ingested insecticide, having invested N300,000 meant for his wedding in the dicey scheme! From the survey that I recently conducted, many people seem to be affected by the loss but would rather prefer to remain silent rather than lament their ordeals while many would rather prefer to keep mute for the fear of being stigmatised. After all, they never told anyone before going into the scheme! That is usually the problem with those who fall victims to fraudsters. They hardly inform others they are deeply engrossed in such a deal until everything crumbles and danger becomes the inevitable.

Despite the ordeal happening now, it must be appreciated that people should be free to invest in whatever business interest they so desire. That is why I won’t be surprised that the MMM may not be the only active Ponzi scheme around. There is the likelihood that many of such programmes exist under various names and brands. Whenever people are committing their resources into such deals, others hardly know of such until things begin to unfold and they cry out of the untold hardship and negative consequences that may arise. It is the secret nature of the patronage of the Ponzi schemes that makes many innocent people to lose their head earned resources and savings, thereby increasing the level of poverty in the land.

As a way forward, regulatory agencies should do more by helping the citizens in beaming their searchlights on other schemes to verify what is happening to them before they become another source of national problem, source of worry and tragedy. The whole scenario bordering on how the MMM has been managed has shown that the economic problems that encourage people to look for money at all cost, is not peculiar to Nigeria alone. Governments should come together to see how common problems could be discussed with a view to finding sustainable alternative to Ponzi schemes that would add value to the real sectors of the economy through spending.

It is only hoped that by January, the scheme would come alive again as it has planned to do by offering another opportunity for investors to access their funds. If this becomes a reality, they should pull out. I won’t be surprised that in order to sustain their interest in the scheme, an additional accrual of over 30 per cent could be dangled to lure participants into keeping their keeping funds in the scheme and even put in more resources after January. I really think they should not be lured again, in case the opportunity represents itself. They should look for other means of making money despite the economic recession currently facing the country.

READ ALSO: Before MMM, Nigerians Were Already Greedy And Vulnerable

a big lesson for all is that people should learn to be open, as much as possible, to those they could trust. I kept wondering why a very close friend of mine of many years should now be crying wolf now after the bitter experience when I was never consulted before deciding to join and invest in the scheme ab initio. Government should do more sensitisation of the citizens on the dangers that could befall them whenever they are confronted with issues that concern financial intelligence and breach of public trust. It is only hoped that the MMM would afford its depositors another opportunity to have a rethink. It’s just a matter of days for that to be or not to be!

Kupoluyi wrote in from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta adewalekupoluyi@yahoo.co.uk,@AdewaleKupoluyi

This article was written by Adewale Kupoluyi. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Jose Mourinho Urges Anthony Martial To Emulate Mkhitaryan 

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has urged Anthony Martial to follow in the footsteps of Henrikh Mkhitaryan if he wants to force himself back into the starting XI.

The Frenchman has failed to hit the heights he set the previous season and with only four goals to his name so far, has been linked with a January switch to La Liga side Sevilla.

Mourinho is keen to help the winger return to his best form:

“Every player is different. I had this season a situation that was more difficult than Anthony – Mkhitaryan,” Mourinho told SFR Sport.

“He was basically playing up front. The team had lots of passive ball possession, just waiting to put it into space for Anthony to go and score a goal. This season is more difficult. He needs a little bit of time to improve.”

“Mkhitaryan was completely open and completely understood the difference between me and other coaches he had.

“The difference between the demands of the Premier League and the Ukrainian league or even Bundesliga, complete different philosophy of play. And he worked a lot without playing, but he worked a lot to try to reach the level.”

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Real Madrid’s Pepe Wanted By Three Chinese Clubs 

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Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas are battling it out to sign Real defender Pepe next summer, reports AS.

Madrid are resigned to the departure of long-serving centre-back Pepe, who is out of contract on June 30.

The Portugal international has received lucrative double-your-money offers from China, where Scolari and Villas-Boas are fighting to secure his services.

Scolari wants him to join his team Guangzhou Evergrande, while Shanghai SIPG boss Villas-Boas is also in pursuit. According to AS, the latter has already called Pepe to try to persuade him to move to Shanghai.

Hebei Fortune, who are coached by former Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini, are also keen on Pepe

The Portuguese defender will turn 34 years old next February and has undoubtedly entered his decline.

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Newcastle Willing To Take Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek On Loan 

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Premier League leaders Chelsea are willing to let talented midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek go out on loan, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues would prefer the 20-year-old to gain experience at a fellow top flight club, in order to aid his development.

Newcastle are said to have contacted the club, regarding the player who has started one game in the EFL Cup this season.

It’s alleged that more than ten clubs have made enquiries for Loftus-Cheek, but Chelsea would prefer him to get first-team action with a top-flight club.

Loftus-Cheek is a regular for England at Under-21 level and he knows he needs regular game time to have any hope of breaking into the senior side.

Speaking in October, he told the official FA website: “It comes down to what you do with your club – if you can impress with your club, that will give you more chance of getting into the senior squad.

“But doing well at U21 level, the management are watching so it all helps, and you just have to perform to your best and see where it takes you.

“I just have to keep working hard and trying to take my chances when they come.”

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AC Milan’s Suso Confident He Can Play For Any Of The Top Three Spanish Sides 

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Ex-Liverpool winger Suso believes he is good enough to play for one of Spain’s big clubs in the future.

The Spaniard, 23, is shining for Milan and netted a brace in their local derby against Inter earlier this season.

The player is starting to receive more attention back in his homeland and believes he has the ability to play for one of La Liga’s top sides in the future.

Asked if he was up to the task of representing the likes of Madrid and Barca, the former Liverpool man told Marca: “I believe that yes, that I am demonstrating it little by little.

“It’s early, but I’ve been with Barca or Madrid players in the national team [Under-17 to Under-21]. I have always shown that the level is there.

“Maybe it’s a bit early because I have to keep growing longer.”

For now, he has his sights set on earning his first Spain cap, which would mark a significant rise from his days as a fringe player at Anfield.

Asked for his goals in the coming year, he added: “Besides making Milan Champions, a call-up for Spain. Last November I was in the provisional squad, but in the end I could not enter.

“But even just receiving the letter from the Federation advising that I had been added to the preliminary squad was very important for me, because it showed me that what I was doing was being seen by the Federation and that they were starting to consider me.

“I hope that if everything continues like this, I’ll be called up for the next one.”

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Football Headlines : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening 

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​MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester City have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi in January, according to reports in Italy.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told out-of-favour forward Anthony Martial to copy Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s example by working hard to get back into the Red Devils first team.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed back-up striker Michy Batshuayi won’t be departing the Premier League leaders on loan in January.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the north London club could leave it until the last minute again before entering the January transfer window.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is pondering whether to accept a bid from Inter Milan for experienced midfielder Lucas Leiva.

Everton are hoping to sign unsettled West Brom striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Anderlecht and former club Gent want to lure out-of-favour Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels back home in the winter transfer window, say reports in Belgium.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is believed to be considering a number of possible targets in January.

PSG playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa may be available on loan in the January transfer window, say reports.

Yann M’Vila has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract extension at Rubin Kazan after opting not to re-join Sunderland.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

New Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce will return to former club Sunderland to try and lure both Jermain Defoe and Lamine Kone to Selhurst Park, say reports in the British media.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa frontman Jordan Ayew is being closely monitored by clubs in both the Premier and Chinese Super Leagues, according to reports in the British press.

Meanwhile, Villa chairman Dr Tony Xia has revealed the west Midlands club have turned down a £25m bid for left-back Jordan Amavi.

THE DAILY ECHO

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out making a January move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull manager Mike Phelan has admitted he has no idea how much money he will have to splash in the January transfer window.

However, it is understood Phelan is after three new arrivals next month, including a new right back and two attacking players.

Phelan has also said that he hopes “lessons have been learned” as the Tigers look to get their business done early in the winter window.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed that Joey Barton will carry on training with the club, despite the midfielder’s recent misconduct charge for breaking rules on betting.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Under-pressure Swansea coach Bob Bradley took training this morning, although doubts continue to grow over the American’s future at the Liberty Stadium after their 4-1 home defeat to West Ham on Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of that heavy loss, Bradley has vowed to carry on fighting, with the Swans boss claiming he will not walk away from the South Wales club.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Everton are lining up a January move for Derby midfielder Will Hughes, according to reports in the British press.

Huddersfield Town are readying a swoop for RB Leipzig II forward Terrence Boyd, say reports.

Derby are weighing up a January transfer move for Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury, according to reports.

WALES ONLINE

Bob Bradley’s Swansea future will be decided within the next 48 hours as directors at the club hold crisis talks over the Swans relegation struggles.

THE STAR

Out-of-favour West Brom wide man Callum McManaman has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season.

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Saunders To Sturridge: Work Harder Or Leave Liverpool

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One time Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has charged Daniel Sturridge to either work harder or leave the club.

The striker has only made four premier league starts this season, with Origi and Firmino getting to start ahead of him.

Firmino’s off ball contributions has made him a favourite with Klopp and Saunders believes Sturridge’s lacklustre style is making him suffer.

“I think Sturridge is up there with [Sergio] Aguero, talent wise. Firmino has been playing up the middle for Liverpool because he is better at getting the ball back. Sturridge, for real cutting edge and hurting you as a striker, is up there with the best,” Saunders told Premier League Daily.

“But he just can’t stay fit and they need to get to the bottom of it because the injuries are holding his career back. He’s not getting a run of games together. Klopp has to play him up the middle, but does he react as quick as Firmino when you lose the ball? No, and that’s why Firmino plays in front of him.

“He has got more talent than all of them, but he’s got to fit into Klopp’s formula, which is: when we lose the ball, we’ve got to get it back as quick as we can.

“The No.9 that plays at the top, he’s the first man on the scene and he obviously doesn’t do it quick enough for Jurgen Klopp.”

And Saunders asserts that a failure to adapt to Klopp’s demands could spell the end for his Liverpool career.

“Sturridge has got more talent than everybody, do it or you’re going to get moved on. I think that’s going to happen in the end because if he’s not playing, he’s too good not to be playing, so in the end they’ll come to an agreement if that’s the case.

“You would have thought by now he’d be sitting there thinking “why am I not playing?” You’re not playing because you’re not working as hard as Firmino.”

Liverpool head into Tuesday’s meeting with Stoke City in third place, nine points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

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Arik Air Fined N6m By NCAA Over Delay Of Passengers Luggage

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has fined Arik Air N6m after passengers of the airline complained over the delay and inability of the airline to ferry their luggage from London to Lagos from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December, 2016.
The airline was also instructed to pay each affected passenger a compensation fee of $150 for inconveniences suffered as a result of the delayed arrival of their luggage, within 30 days.
The General Manager Public Relations for the NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye disclosed the sanction in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the airline had flouted its orders to freight all backlog of short-landed luggage to Lagos within 48 hours, which was given during a meeting on December 6, 2016 attended by the airlines’ representative.
“Similarly, the carrier declined to offer care and compensation to the affected passengers which were unanimously agreed for $150. In addition, the airline did not inform the passengers at the soonest practicable time that their checked-in baggage would be off-loaded as required by Part 19.7.2 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs),2015,” The NCAA said.

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Toure To Iheanacho: Show Your Hunger

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Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the 3-0 win over Hull City, which has earned him praise from Yaya Toure.

The Nigeria international came off the bench to score the second goal and put City in control of the match at Hull City.

Toure opened the scoring for the Citizens from the spot and believes Iheanacho’s hardwork is paying off.

“When you’re young like that, you have to show your hunger,” the midfielder told reporters after the game. “What I tell him all the time, even on the training ground, [is] when you play like that you have to show up and I think today was brilliant for him.

“It was a massive goal. The important second goal gives you a lift [and] lets you continue the game. It made Hull attack and leave space, and the third goal came from that. It was too open, we tried to keep the ball moving and after that it was a good action from Raheem [Sterling, who created the third].”

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NCAA Fines Arik N6 Million For Delaying Passengers’ Baggage

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a N6million fine to Arik Air Limited over its passengers’ complaints of delay and inability of the airline to ferry their luggage from London to Lagos from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December, 2016.

The Aviation Authority made this known in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: Workers Protests A Total Disregard Of Nigerian Laws – Arik Air

The airline was also directed to pay each affected passenger, the sum of $150 as compensation for inconveniences suffered as a result of the delayed arrival of their luggage, within 30 days of the date of the letter.

In a letter with reference number NCAA/DG/CSLA/RM/1-06/16/439 dated 22nd December, 2016, the agency said Arik flouted its orders to freight all backlog of short-landed luggage to Lagos within 48 hours on December 6.

The statement said the authority was earlier inundated with complaints of delay and inability to ferry the passengers’ checked – in luggage on the airline’s services from London to Lagos from December 2 to December 4.

The statement added: “However, Arik embarked on continuous flouting of the Nig.CARs and the authority’s directives to freight all backlog of short – landed baggage to Lagos within 48 hours.

“Similarly, the carrier declined to offer care and compensation to the affected passengers which were unanimously agreed for $150 to each passenger.

“In addition, the airline did not inform the passengers at the soonest practicable time that their checked – in baggage would be off – loaded as required by Part 19.7.2 of Nig.CARs 2015.”

The statement further stated that the N6 million fine must be paid within seven days of receipt of the letter while the $150 compensation to each of the passengers must be made within 30 days.

The statement said “the NCAA expects strict compliance with the provisions of Part 19 of the Nig.CARs by the airline in future.

“This is to assure all stakeholders that the authority exists to protect their rights at all times and as such any violation of the regulation in that regard will be viewed seriously.”

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Bellew: Haye Doesn’t Have The Fight In Him Anymore

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Tony Bellew says David Haye will quit when their grudge fight gets too demanding, as be feels the boxer doesn’t have the fight in him anymore.

They Merseyside boxer is preparing for his fight against 36-year-old Haye on March 4 and doesn’t think Haye has the desire to stay in the ring.

Haye just returned to the ring after a lengthy injury layoff, Bellew doesn’t believe the former two-weight world champion is mentally strong and will exploit that.

“What I will tell you is, if this fight goes past four rounds, he’s going to quit,” said the current WBC cruiserweight champion

“At some stage, it will get too hard and he will quit. He hasn’t got the fight in him anymore.

“I love fighting. I am not 100 per cent in the head, I enjoy having a fight. We will see on March 4, where it happens, when it happens, but I must stress when I knock out David Haye on March 4 – I am then the best heavyweight in the world outside of them champions.

“Just let that sink in and think about where do I go from there.”

Bellew does concede that Haye is the “most dangerous” heavyweight in the world, although he expects to emerge the winner from either a gruelling battle, or a four round firefight.

“He’s the best heavyweight in the world outside of the champions,” said Bellew. “There is no debating that whatsoever.

“He’s possibly the most dangerous heavyweight in the world, including the champions. What does he do very well? He has got a massive right hand. His technique’s not the best but his fantastic athleticism allows him to make up for that.

“If I can drag him to the second half of the fight and to the deep waters, I will drown him, I will win easy, but I don’t think it will get that far.

“I do believe this fight could be a four-round shootout and I am under no illusions if he catches me clean in the first four rounds I am going to have to get off the floor to win, but make no mistake he’s going to have to do the same thing.

“The big difference between me and him, he hasn’t got it in him to get off the floor.”

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Christmas Over! 24-Hour Curfew Resumed In Kaduna Communities

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The 24-hour curfew that was relaxed to allow for the Christmas festivity in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has resumed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the curfew was imposed in Jema’a, Zangon Kataf and Laura local government areas of Kaduna State following a peaceful protest that led to civil unrest in Kafanchan.

The curfew was relaxed by twelve hours to allow Christians observe the Christmas and Boxing Day festivity.

READ ALSO: El-Rufai’s Blunders And The Christmas Killings In Southern Kaduna

Checks conducted by NAN on Tuesday, however, revealed that there is a strict compliance with the government’s directive.

Business and public places remained closed while movement of persons is restricted within Kafanchan metropolis.

NAN further observed on Tuesday that there were security personnel on routine surveillance at strategic places within the metropolis.

Kenneth Madu, a businessman, said that the development did not favour businesses, especially during the festive season when much anticipation was on making profits.

“It is unfortunate that we had to close our shops again to remain at home,” he said.

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p style=”font-weight: inherit;font-style: inherit”>Also, Aisha Doyaro of Garaje area of Kafanchan, urged the authorities concerned to consider further relaxing the curfew to ease the hardship faced by the people.

“There are families that survive from the daily meagre income of their breadwinners who engage in menial jobs and petty trade,” she said.

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El-Rufai’s Blunders And The Christmas Killings In Southern Kaduna

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El-Rufai’s Blunders And The Christmas Killings In Southern Kaduna, By Moses E. Ochonu

For the people of Kaninkon Kingdom in Southern Kaduna, this was a bleak Christmas. On Christmas Eve and on Christmas day armed Fulani herdsmen attacked and destroyed Goska village, killing, maiming, and burning. This attack occurred in spite of the area having been put under a 24-hour curfew by the state government, an indication of the brazenness and sense of impunity on the part of the well-armed attackers.

This piece was written by Moses E. Ochonu. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

The attack is part of a broader genocidal war against the people of Southern Kaduna, a war that is in its fifth year and has killed thousands of people in their homes and farms and destroyed the livelihoods of tens of thousands more. As we speak an estimated 53 villages lay in ruins, some of them occupied by Fulani herdsmen and their cattle, a forceful annexation that recalls the similarly forceful displacement in Agatu.

Let’s be clear: the crisis predates the administration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, so he cannot be accused of causing it or of being behind it as some people are insinuating. However, his utterances and actions in the past and the present have exacerbated the problem and emboldened the attackers. An ill-tempered man given to incendiary, inciting, and divisive outbursts, el-Rufai has made several egregious errors in dealing with the crisis. Some of these errors are errors of approach, thinking, and mentality. The errors have inspired actions that have wittingly or unwittingly transformed what was a low level series of massacres into a full-blown genocide.

To understand some of the governor’s current failures in dealing with the killings, you have to understand his past utterances, his incendiary character, his insensitivity, and his inability to moderate his thinking and resultant public expressions, all of which offer clues about why he has no credibility or political capital to solve the problem and why he is widely perceived as part of the problem, not its solution. Let’s consider the governor’s many problems in this regard.

El-Rufai is widely regarded as a Fulani supremacist, and with good reason. On July 12, 2012, he tweeted the following: “We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.” The governor’s response to the killings in Southern Kaduna has been eerily consistent with this mindset. In a recent chat with newsmen in Kaduna, the governor made three statements that substantiate this Fulani supremacist statement from four years ago.

First, he said when he became governor, he traced the attackers to Cameroon, Chad, and Niger and sent a message to them that one of their own, a Fulani like them, was now governor. This statement displays a spectacularly parochial mentality. A governor of a Nigerian state was basically making appeals based on ethnic kinship and brotherhood to a group of foreign killers of people in his own Nigerian state! In other words, he was appeasing his murderous foreign kinsmen at the expense of indigenes of his state who are not his ethnic kinsmen but whose safety and interests he swore to defend. The governor’s shocking statement indicates that ethnic solidarity trumped his constitutional obligations to protect Southern Kaduna citizens from the external threats of foreign Fulani herdsmen.

Second, the governor told the journalists that the crisis began in the aftermath of the 2011 presidential elections when foreign Fulani herdsmen passing through Southern Kaduna were attacked, with some of them killed and their cattle stolen. The governor claimed that the ongoing genocidal killings are revenge for the 2011 attacks.

It was irresponsible for the governor to make this statement without providing a shred of evidence other than that this is what the foreign Fulani attackers told his emissaries who traced them to various neighbouring countries. What the governor was doing was legitimising the herdsmen’s genocidal campaign by giving it the cover of revenge. He was lending gubernatorial authority and credibility to the claims of foreign invaders that they are revenging the killing of their kinsmen on Nigerian soil! Shocking as it is, however, the governor’s current explanation is consistent with the tweet I quoted because he is still espousing and promoting what he, as a Fulani man, believes to be the Fulani ethos of revenge. El-Rufai was also doing classic victim blaming, blaming the victims for provoking the killers and bringing calamity upon themselves.

Then, of course, there is the fact that even if the claim of revenge were legitimate, one would be compelled to ask, how much Southern Kaduna blood would need to be spilled to pay for the herdsmen and cattle allegedly killed in 2011? How long is this Fulani revenge spree supposed to last? Ten years? Twenty? Is this Fulani blood debt that El-Rufai speaks of eternal? This genocide has been going on for five years already. By the way, who or what gave foreigners the permission to freely violate Nigeria’s borders and penetrate deep into the Nigerian hinterland with their cattle and destroy farmlands in the process? Should any claim by people who have illegally breached our borders and destroyed the farmlands of Nigerian citizens be taken seriously, let alone privileged above the suffering of citizens?

Third, El-Rufai stated that he had paid off the attackers as a way to stop them from continuing the killings. This is, of course, an explosive confession. He admitted to paying foreigners who illegally breached Nigeria’s borders to attack citizens of his state. This begs the question of why, in spite of the payments, the attacks have continued and have become more intense. It also advertises the governor’s poor judgment. He rewarded those who confessed to killing citizens of his state, instead of working with the federal government to hold them accountable or to stop them from further breaching our borders to kill citizens.

It is safe to say the governor’s poor judgment is anchored on ethnic solidarity with the foreign killers. Furthermore, to the extent that El-Rufai used state funds to pay the so-called compensation to the foreign killer herdsmen, the beleaguered people of Southern Kaduna, partakers in the state’s patrimony, were in fact being forced to pay their killers to stop killing them! It is not out of place to speculate that the killers may have used the governor’s payments to acquire more sophisticated weapons, which may explain why the scope, intensity, and sophistication of the killings have increased in recent months.

These confessed blunders are consistent with the governor’s character and past utterances. In an interview before he became governor, el-Rufai was asked about the killing of some Southern Nigerian youth corpers in the 2011 post-election violence in Kaduna. He objected vehemently to the premise of the question. He wondered why the press was obsessed with a few youth corp members who were killed by hoodlums and asked why there was no concern for “our people” who were killed in Southern Kaduna. By “our people” he meant Hausa-Fulani people. This interview was quite revealing, for it showed that he thinks of victimhood in strictly ethno-religious terms.

Today, as he gropes confusingly to get a handle on the killings, the governor is blaming nameless people he accuses of trying to “divide the people” along religious and ethnic lines. Such rhetoric from him is laughably hypocritical, for no one has contributed to the atmosphere of ethno-religious division in Kaduna State than El-Rufai. In his quest for power, he pandered shamelessly to ethno-religious loyalties, much to the consternation of those who regarded him as being above such sentiments. Having seemingly written off Southern Kaduna, a PDP stronghold, el-Rufai engaged in the most blatantly ethno-religiously divisive campaign in the state’s history, projecting himself as a champion of Fulani and Hausa-Fulani interests. He became a proud provincial man, as his controversial tweets indicate, even though those who know him personally say the man is urbane and cosmopolitan.

El-Rufai is now captive to his own political posturing and long-held supremacist tendencies. His approach to the killings has continued to bear out his tendency for stoking unnecessary drama, for ethno-religious insensitivity, and for personalising public issues. He sees the Southern Kaduna people as blame-worthy and the Fulani herdsmen killers as deserving of appeasement. A few weeks ago, as though to further humiliate the people of Southern Kaduna in their distress, the governor fancifully launched what he called “apology billboards.” The billboards were erected across the local governments of Southern Kaduna. In other words, El-Rufai’s solution to the killings is to force the people of Southern Kaduna, the victims, to apologise to their killers. It was a humiliating political subjugation of a people already under genocidal siege. The Southern Kaduna people were paying for billboards that apologised to their killers, instead of the other way round. And this was haughtily done without consulting with the Southern Kaduna people.

As the governor blames others, he has not stopped to acknowledge that his past and present utterances and gestures have created an atmosphere of distrust between him and the people of Southern Kaduna, and between the ethnic and religious groups of the state. He needs to look inward and take responsibility for stoking ethno-religious distrust and for emboldening the killers or at least giving them the impression that a sympathetic member of their ethno-religious group is in power, and that this kinsman is willing to legitimise their murderous cause and even pay them appeasement money. No wonder the people of Southern Kaduna attacked him on his visit there last week. They were tired of the governor’s condescending attitude, his empty preachments, and his efforts to humiliate them, while rewarding their tormentors.

Helpless in the face of his inability to contain the rising current of ethno-religious division in the state, the governor has belatedly run to President Buhari to deploy more troops to Southern Kaduna communities. This is the same army, by the way, that on July 20, 2014, El-Rufai tweeted the following about: “Genocidal Jonathanian army kills once again.” On that occasion, El-Rufai was condemning the killing of some Shiite members by soldiers. He was obviously pandering and opportunistically exploiting the Shiite’s sectarian angst because today he is the biggest persecutor of the Shiite in Nigeria. Moreover, he has partnered with the same army he described as genocidal to wage his war against the Shiite minority.

The proverbial chickens are coming home to roost for El-Rufai. His past utterances, his prior political posturing, his divisive, incendiary, and insensitive ethno-religious pandering and comments are coming back to haunt him. He has no one but himself to blame. He has little sympathy, having arrogantly and selfishly alienated foes and friends alike.

El-Rufai’s current travail offers a poignant lesson, which is that those seeking political positions should moderate their supremacist ideologies, temper their arrogance, and stop pandering to or riding the wave of popular but fleeting primordial anger.

Moses E. Ochonu can be reached at meochonu@gmail.com.

This piece was written by Moses E. Ochonu. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Conte Not Surprised By Hazard’s Form

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Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager has stated he is not the least bit surprised by Eden Hazard’s form this season.

The Belgium captain was in poor form last season, a year after he was named the Premier league player of the season.

However, he looks to be back to his best, as he scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth, which is the Blues 12th consecutive win this season.

“I knew Eden only through as an opponent with the national team and for sure I watched him a lot of time on TV,” he said. “I am not surprised because he has good talent.

“But the most important thing is that he’s putting his talent in the team. It’s fantastic for me to see him doing this great job with the ball, or without the ball. It’s fantastic.

“I hope he continues to improve in this way. He’s a really good guy and I’m pleased for him and also for all my players. Today, my players all performed very well.”

Chelsea are seven points clear at the top and host Stoke City in their next match on Saturday.

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Shanghai Shenhua Not Looking To Sign Di Maria

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Chinese Super League club, Shangai Shenhua has dismissed reports linking them to signing Di Maria, stating it is from “immoral” news outlet.

Reports in Spain and France have linked the Argentine with a move to China, with Shangai Shenhua said to be interested in him.

The 28-year-old remains a key player for PSG, though, and an official of Shenhua has moved to put an end to rumours, insisting they are completely false.

“We all understand fictitious rumours are being relentlessly spread when the transfer window approaches,” a representative of the club told Chinese media.

“Some immoral foreign media have increasingly stepped out of line, knowing we have neither the time nor the energy to respond to each fake report.

“The Chinese Super League clubs do have deep pockets, but we will only buy players that suit our needs. It is impossible for us to do something on a whim and mess around.”

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Poyet: Tevez Transfer Almost Completed

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Gus Poyet, who manages Chinese Super League club, Shangai Shenhua has stated that the much anticipated transfer of Carlos Tevez is close to completion.

The 32-year-old forward is expected to move to China once his contract with Boca Juniors expires.

Poyet, who took over at the club last month, said Tevez was close to joining.

“I’m still waiting for 100 per cent to get permission to talk to Carlos about what’s ahead,” he told La Red.

“I don’t want to be unfair to people. It seems that everything is done and missing some details to be announced.”

Tevez will reportedly become the highest-paid footballer in the world if the former Manchester City and Juventus forward completes his move.

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Manchester City’s Pablo Maffeo Joins Girona On Loan 

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Man City defender Pablo Maffeo will join Spanish club Girona on loan until the end of the season.

The deal will officially start on January 1 and sees Pablo Maffeo return the club he played 13 games for last season.

Girona currently lie second in the Segunda Division, four points off leaders Levante.

Pablo Maffeo has played three times for Manchester City first team under Pep Guardiola this season.

He also played two Champions League games, against Steaua Bucharest and Celtic, and impressed on both occasions.

Maffeo joined Manchester City in 2013 and has progressed rapidly through the club’s academy system.

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