The Late Episode: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Rumors This Night

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LEICESTER MERCURY

  • Leicester City are reported to be lining up a summer swoop for Chelsea wonder boy Tammy Abraham.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Chelsea’s rising star Tammy Abraham has yet to decide where he will be playing his football next season.
  • Stefano Okaka has praised Walter Mazzarri’s work at Watford amid speculation about the coach’s future.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

  • Everton should “build a side around” Tom Davies and Ross Barkley reckons former Blues midfielder Kevin Kilbane.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Newcastle United have been linked with an ambitious summer move for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

  • Sunderland have been linked with a summer move for £5m Barnsley defender Marc Roberts.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

  • Aston Villa have been linked with Burnley winger George Boyd, with the Premier League man out of contract with his club in the summer.
  • Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola still has the full support of the club’s board despite a terrible run of results.
    Leonardo Ulloa has revealed he was denied a move to West Brom last summer.

THE SENTINEL

  • Stoke City are reportedly among a number of clubs taking a close interest in Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia.

HULL DAILY MAIL

  • Steve Bruce is reportedly interested in the signing of George Boyd in summer.

EVENING GAZETTE

  • Middlesbrough have continued to shape their Under-23 squad ahead of next season by confirming the signing of Blyth Spartans striker Luke Armstrong.
  • Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka may be set to become Algeria’s new national team boss, according to reports in the North African football media.

WATFORD OBSERVER

  • Former Arsenal youth product Tyrell Robinson is on trial at Watford, two months after he was released by the Gunners.

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Paulo Dybala Comments On Barcelona,Real Madrid Transfer Speculations

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala insists he is only thinking about the present amid speculation over a future move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

When asked if he sees himself wearing Barcelona’s shirt in the future, he told Marca: “Three years ago, at Palermo, I did not think that I would go to Juve.

“Therefore, I enjoy the day to day and I do not think beyond that. I am happy here, where everyone loves me a lot. I feel like I am in one of my best moments.”

In the same interview, Dybala also stated there is no player in the game comparable to his imperious Argentina team-mate. 

“People have to know that I’m not Messi,” he said. “I am Dybala, and I want to be only Dybala, although I understand that there are comparisons. Messi, there is only one, as there was only one Maradona. You cannot replace players like them. It is a burden that people have expectations about me.”

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ICYMI: Former Arsenal Captain Tony Adams Appointed As Granada Manager Until End Of Season

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Tony Adams has been appointed the boss of La Liga strugglers Granada until the end of the season.

The former Arsenal defender takes on his first head coach role since departing Azerbaijani club Gabala in 2011.

Adams, 50, was appointed as the Spanish club’s sporting director by the Chinese owner, Jiang Lizhang, last week but will now be in charge of the first team in an attempt to avoid relegation after defeat on Sunday against Valencia left them seven points from safety

“After assessing the situation the team is in, Granada CF has decided to part company with Lucas Alcaraz and his coaching staff,” read a club statement. “In his place, the club has total confidence in Tony Adams, vice-president of DDMC, as head coach of Granada CF until the end of the season.”

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Leicester City Sign Striker Josh Gordon From Non-league Club Stafford Rangers

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Leicester City have signed striker Josh Gordon from non-league side Stafford Rangers,

The 22-year-old, who has netted 11 times in the Northern Premier League this campaign, put pen to paper on an 18-month deal at the King Power Stadium following a successful trial with the Foxes.

Leicester have a reputation for signing hidden gems, having brought Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo to the club – three players who proved vital to the side’s historic title-winning season last year.

The move undoubtedly bears similarities to that of Vardy, who enjoyed a spell in the seventh tier with non-league side Stocksbridge Park Steels, before moving to Halifax, Fleetwood and eventually Leicester.

Gordon broke the news of his move on Facebook, saying: “I am delighted to finally announce that I have officially signed for the English champions Leicester City.

“I’m looking forward to the beginning of this new chapter in my life, the hard work starts now.”

Gordon, who plays either on the wing or through the middle, actually started his own career at Premier League side Stoke, where he spent eight years before moving on.

He enjoyed spells with Alloa Athletic in Scotland and Peterborough United before his drop to non-league.

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Middlesbrough Re-sign Striker Luke Armstrong From Blyth Spartans

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Middlesbrough have re-signed striker Luke Armstrong from Blyth Spartans.

The 20-year-old, who was released from a youth contract by Boro in 2014, will join the Premier League side at the end of the season.

Armstrong has scored 23 goals this season for Blyth who have secured promotion from the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football, following his move last summer from Birmingham City.

The Northumberland club are managed by Armstrong’s dad Alun who admits it will be difficult to replace him for their campaign next season in the Vanarama National League North.

“The biggest problem for me next season is finding a replacement for Luke. It’s a massive blow for me, but I’m delighted for him because he always said that he wanted to get back into full-time football,” the Blyth boss said.

“It’s exactly what he has got, but I have got an option to take him back on loan if that is required to help with his development.

“Other than that, I’ve got to go out and find a replacement for him.

“He’s going to be a huge miss. I looked at him during the win over Halesowen on Saturday and his work-rate was amazing.

Blyth are also expected to arrange a pre-season friendly with Middlesbrough this summer as part of the deal.

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Matteo Darmian Ready For More Manchester United Starts

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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian says he is ready to give his all when called upon again by boss Jose Mourinho, despite being linked with a return to Serie A due to a lack of game time at Old Trafford. 

“I think I always work hard to be ready for when the manager gives me an opportunity,” Darmian said, after starting in their 3-0 win at Sunderland on Sunday. “I think I took it but I have to be focused and I have to work for it. And that’s it.

“When the manager gives me another opportunity, I have to be ready to help the team. The most important thing was the victory though.”

Mourinho’s side resume Europa League campaign in Belgium on Thursday, when they face Anderlecht in the first leg of their quarter-final.

“I think it will be a difficult game for us,” Darmian added.

“We want to progress into the semi-finals so we now have to recover well and start about this game because I think it will be very difficult out there.

“We have to be concentrated and try to play with good intention and focus. We will try to win.”

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Zamfara Started Sharia In 1999, But Today It Has Highest Poverty Rate — Emir Sanusi

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The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that Zamfara State, which started the implementation of Sharia law in Nigeria in 1999, is currently having the highest poverty rate in the country.

The outspoken Islamic leader, who made this known on Saturday while speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Marrakesh, Morocco, said many of those who seize religion as tool of getting power, are not necessarily better than the rest of the people.

‘If Nigeria Is Broken Into Components, Northern Region Will Be Poorest’ – Emir Sanusi

He said they should however be given a chance to participate in a democracy, so that they do not go on “pushing a myth, that they were not given a chance”.

“I think the ability to give these groups a chance, you know people come and say they want to establish Islamic law, and they are elected,” he said.

“Give them four years, after sometime people find out that they have not improved education, they have not put food on the table, they’ve not provided healthcare, they vote them out.

“So long as you don’t give them a chance to try and succeed or fail, you have a myth of people being denied an alternative, that would make their lives better. I think the mistake that many people make is that they simply don’t have the patience to wait four years.

“We have had it in Nigeria; people came and said they were implementing Sharia. Zamfara state started Sharia in Nigeria, it has the highest rate of poverty in the country today.

“It’s a matter of time for people to realise that this is all deception, this is all politics, this is not religion; it is about politicians appropriating religion as a discourse for getting into power.”

The Emir had in his speech the same day blamed Saudi Arabia and Iran for division in the Muslim world.

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Emir Sanusi Blames Saudi Arabia And Iran For Division In The Muslim World

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Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, has blamed the ‘fierce’ rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the division in the Muslim world.

‘If Nigeria Is Broken Into Components, Northern Region Will Be Poorest’ – Emir Sanusi

The outspoken Islamic leader, who was an erstwhile governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), stated that both countries have “radicalised and divided” the Muslim world, thereby fueling religious extremism.

Apparently one of the most vocal Islamic voices on the continent, Sanusi said the world needs a strong state, “not a fragile state”, to address the root causes of extremism.

He further hinted that less conservative countries like Malaysia and Morocco could take the place of Saudi Arabia and Iran in providing Muslims leadership.

“Internationally, Morocco — I’m in Morocco, I’m not a diplomat, what I say is the truth — Morocco has made tremendous progress in terms of redefining and reinterpreting Islamic law in a matter that is consistent with the demands of our time,” Sanusi said in Morocco over the weekend.

“Where is the lone star for Muslims today? Everybody is talking about Saudi Arabia and Iran, and both countries, frankly, because of their geopolitical reasons, because of their conflicts and competition for ascendancy, have radicalised and divided the Muslim world.

“And they’ve held on to very conservative, very intolerant versions of the religion.”

TheCable quoted him as saying that the governments needed to take the training of Islamic scholars into deliberate considerations in order to quell violence across the world.

“Maybe the Muslim world needs to shift its focus, in terms of where leadership has to come from; look at Malaysia, look at Morocco, look at Tunisia, look at Indonesia, why look at Saudi Arabia and Iran!” he said.

“That can only happen from the body of scholars within the different Muslim countries, who will change the discuss and say, ‘you know what, this is not your role model. Your role model is not ISIS, your role model is not an Islam that says there is only one true interpretation of religion.

“Or that does not separate what is personal from what is public… Malaysia is a fantastic example of a Muslim country that has been able to live with its religion and also live in the modern world.

“Why can’t we be more like Malaysia, more like Morocco? Why do we have to be more like Iran and more like Saudi?”

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Nigerian Military Releases 593 Cleared Boko Haram Detainees To Borno Government

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The Nigerian military on Monday released 593 detainees after they had been cleared of any association with the Boko Haram terrorists.

Speaking to newsmen, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, said he handed over the detainees to officials of the Borno Government at a ceremony in Maiduguri on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Speaking on his behalf, Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuluya, said the release was based on the directives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

“The military have made several efforts at ensuring that peace returns to the North-East by conducting different operations.

“Lots of efforts have been made to get us where we are today,” he said.

Irabor said that some suspects were arrested in the course of the operations in the North-East.

“The Chief of Army Staff has always made it clear at different fora that all persons arrested in the course of the anti- insurgency war in the North-East will not stay a minute more than necessary.

“Persons either arrested by the military or arrested and brought to the military by another person will not be allowed to stay more than necessary,” he said.

He added that the detainees were released after they were cleared by the Joint Investigation Team of the military.

He said that they were handed over to the State Government for psychosocial support before final reintegration into the society.

While receiving the detainees, Mrs Ladi Musa, the Welfare Officer at the Bulumkutu Rehabilitation Center, thanked the military for the gesture.

Musa said the State Government had already provided enough facilities at the center for the rehabilitation of the detainees.

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Bauchi Governor Invites #BBNaija Winner Efe To Yankari Games Reserve For Holiday Treat

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Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has invited Efe (Ejeba Michael Efe), winner of Big Brother Naija 2017 (#BBNaija), to the famous Yankari Game Reserve for some relaxation time.

Apparently fans favourite, Efe had raked in about 57.61 per cent of the over 26 million votes that the show recorded in the previous week.

#BBNAIJA: Efe Emerges Winner Of The 2017 Big Brother Nigeria Reality TV Show

The 24-year-old Delta State indigene also carted home the cash prize of N25 million and a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle, after winning over the top five housemates including Bisola, Tboss, Debie-Rise and Marvis.

The governor took to his official twitter account to share the information.

“Congratulations @EfeMoney!“We welcome you to visit Yankari and our beautiful Bauchi State FREE! Come, rest and #ExploreBauchi #BBNaija,” he tweeted.

Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria and is home to several natural warm water springs.

Yankari was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, but later designated Nigeria’s biggest national park in 1991 and is described as the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria.

 

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Agbani Darego: Former Miss World Marries TY Danjuma’s Son

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Former Miss World, Agbani Darego, over the weekend, got married to Ishaya Danjuma, son of a former defense minister, Theophilus Danjuma.

The model and ex-beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001 tied the knots on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with her longtime lover, Ishaya.

The former beauty queen shared the news on her Instagram page with the picture showing her in a wedding dress with her partner turning their backs to the camera at the wedding with the caption “08-04-2017, #Mrs. Danjuma”.

It is understood that the couple held the wedding ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco over the weekend.

Agbani is best known as the first native African to win Miss World when she clinched the crown in 2001 at the age of 18 after she became the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria that same year.

A graduate of Psychology from New York University, Agbani became the first Nigerian to place among the top 10 semi-finalists, finishing seventh overall.

She has judged numerous pageants, and fashion and modeling competitions including Miss World 2014, Miss England 2002, Mr. Scotland 2002, and Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 and 2014.

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#AFRIFF2017: Africa International Film Festival Announces ‘Call For Entries’

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As the prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is reopening in Lagos, Nigeria, for its 7th edition, in November 2017, the body announces its call for entries.

The Festival hosts in official competition several categories: short films, feature films, documentaries, animated films, short films of film students.

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Filmmakers have until July 30th 2017 to submit their entries via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AFRIFF

Entries are also encouraged from French and francophone filmmakers in the following countries as well: Bénin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Central African republic, Comores, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Sénégal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia etc.

This major film event, which promotes and celebrates the talents of the African continent and the African diaspora, is expanding its range of films in competition on the occasion of its 7th edition.

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AFRIFF will present a programme featuring more films from French-speaking Africa as well as French films.

The festival wishes for its 7th edition to honor France and La Francophonie, in a long-term vision of artistic collaborations and partnerships.

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#AFRIFF2017: Africa International Film Festival Announces ‘Call For Entries’

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As the prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is reopening in Lagos, Nigeria, for its 7th edition, in November 2017, the body announces its call for entries.

The Festival hosts in official competition several categories: short films, feature films, documentaries, animated films, short films of film students.

Gov Ambode Promises To Revamp The National Art Theatre As Lagos Hosts AMAA 2017

Filmmakers have until July 30th 2017 to submit their entries via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AFRIFF

Entries are also encouraged from French and francophone filmmakers in the following countries as well: Bénin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Central African republic, Comores, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Sénégal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia etc.

This major film event, which promotes and celebrates the talents of the African continent and the African diaspora, is expanding its range of films in competition on the occasion of its 7th edition.

Here Is The Full Nominees List For The African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA 2016

AFRIFF will present a programme featuring more films from French-speaking Africa as well as French films.

The festival wishes for its 7th edition to honor France and La Francophonie, in a long-term vision of artistic collaborations and partnerships.

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Dear Women, Beware! Heavy Makeup Can Lead To Cancer

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A Nigerian dermatologist, Mrs Ayopo Adeyemi, has cautioned women against the use of heavy makeup, adding that it can trigger skin problems including cancer.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, Adeyemi stressed that the use of heavy makeup could lead to skin irritation, allergies and even skin cancer.

While stating that the use of excessive makeup was usually for women to cover skin problems like pimples, allergies, patches, scars, dark circles, boils and wrinkles, the dermatologist warned that if care is not taken, it could aggravate the problems rather than solve it.

She also warned that the harmful effects of makeup were not limited to skin related issues, but also varieties of other health challenges.

“Lipsticks, Kajal sticks and eye-shadows, for example, are known to contain lead, carcinogen and neurotoxin that can affect the nervous system adversely, leading to high blood-pressure, allergies, behavioural abnormalities and even decreased rates of fertility.”

She explained that some chemical preservatives used in many cosmetics were hazardous.

”Using too much product on your skin will eventually further the wrinkles, lines and spots you are attempting to conceal, and ultimately make you look older than you actually are,” she said.

The dermatologist said that it was imperative that makeup enthusiasts indulge in proper cleaning regime to remove all traces of chemicals from the skin.

“There are plenty of face washes, cleansers and scrubs available in the market to choose from.”

She advised women to use natural facial treatments like cucumber, tomatoes, honey, eggs instead of using unsafe products.

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Obasanjo’s Wife Loses Bid To Prevent Son’s Wedding

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Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has lost her bid to prevent the wedding of her son Olujonwo to Tope Adebutu.

This is after an Ikeja High Court on Monday dismissed the suit she filed seeking the postponement of the wedding.

The trial Justice Lateefa Okunnu dismissed the suit on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit because Olujonwo, 33, is an adult.

“On March 27, I ordered counsel to direct me on whether the family court can hear a case where the child is an adult.

“Counsel has addressed me and I have read the processes before me.

“I have found to be very genuine, what the applicant said regarding performing her parental duties in paragraph 15 of her affidavit.

“The court, regrettably, lacks the competence to adjudicate this suit, the jurisdiction of the family court covers children under the age of 18 years.

“The respondent’s son is 33-years-old, this negates the ability of this court to entertain this suit.

“The proper order to give is one dismissing this suit in its entirety, I hereby dismiss this suit,” the judge said.

On March 27, Mrs Obasanjo had in her suit prayed that the wedding which is scheduled for May 11, be moved to any date after June 1 which is Olujonwo’s 34th birthday.

According to her, she had received various warnings and prophecies from men of God that her son should not be involved in any elaborate celebration before his birthday.

Former President Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu” are the respondents to the suit.

Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo was present in court while former President Obasanjo and Sir Adebutu were absent.

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NNPC Dismisses 4 Top Officials Over ‘Missing’ Petrol Scandal

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There are strong indications that the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has wielded the big stick on four top officials of the agency.

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Quoting multiple sources, Premium Times is reporting that the four ‘affected’ senior officials were asked to step down on Thursday over the ‘missing’ petrol scandal involving Capital Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited owned by businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah.

The affected officials are:

  • The Managing Director of the NNPC Retail, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue;
  • The General Manager (Operations) of NNPC Retail, Mamza Gwadabe;
  • Ibrahim Bello, another official of NNPC retail.

While the identity of the last person could not be ascertained as at press time.

It is understood that the case and the officials have now been referred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a full-scale investigation of the matter.

Some birds in the polity also squealed that it was Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue who triggered the initial investigation after her attention was called to the matter.

The products – over 100 million litres of petrol worth over N14 billion – belonging to the NNPC Retail, were stored at the private depots under a throughput arrangement as part of the corporation’s strategy to build strategic national fuel reserve.

The NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Downstream, Henry Ikem-Obi, said the fraud was discovered last January when the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, another subsidiary of NNPC, needed to access the NNPC Retail’s petrol stored at the Capital Oil depot, to bridge the supply gap.

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Genoa Sack Manager Andrea Mandorlini After Just Six Games In Charge

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Genoa have sacked head coach Andrea Mandorlini, the club have announced. 

Mandorlini was only appointed a few weeks ago replace Ivan Juric, but has left the Serie A club after picking up only four points in six matches. Genoa have now re-hired Juric.

Juric, who spent his last four years as a player at Genoa before retiring in 2010, took charge of training on Monday.

Mandorlini was dismissed after his side lost their last four games without scoring. That run included a 5-0 home defeat to Atalanta on April 2, followed by a 3-0 loss at Udinese on Sunday that left them mired in 16th place in the 20-team table.

“Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that coach Andrea Mandorlini has been relieved of his duties along with his closest assistants,” the club said in a statement, before announcing that Juric was returning to his former role.

Genoa made a promising start to the season, beating AC Milan 3-0 and leaders Juventus 3-1 at home but have fallen away badly since selling midfielder Tomas Rincon to Juve in the January transfer window.

The team’s home games have been marked by fan protests, with supporters turning their backs to the pitch during the second half of the Atalanta loss.

Club president Enrico Preziosi, the head of Italy’s largest toy manufacturer, said last month that he intended to sell Genoa after more than 14 years at the helm.

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Says Nigeria Police Want To Kill Him

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of planning to kill him.

Governor Wike said in an interview on Saturday, April 8th that the Inspector-General had instructed the Commissioner of Police in the state to kill him. However, Police Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Sunday, described the allegation as malicious, saying it was capable of misleading the public and causing disaffection between the Police Force and the people of Rivers State. Moshood added that the governor was being guarded by no fewer than 221 policemen, which he said were more than what some police area commands in some states had.
The police spokesman said, “There was no time either recently or in the past that the Inspector-General of Police gave an order or assignment to the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State or any police officer anywhere in the country to kill Mr. Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State or directs the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State to cage the governor as alleged.”
“It is incumbent on the Nigeria Police Force to educate the general public and draw the attention of the governor to the facts and figures available for press and members of the public to verify that there are 221 police personnel attached currently to Governor Nyesom Wike for his personal and official protection.”

According to the police, the personnel attached to the governor included one aide-de-camp, one chief security officer, one unit commander (Special Protection Unit); one unit commander (Counter-terrorism Unit), one escort commander, one camp commander; one administrative officer to administer the police personnel, 54 inspectors, 136 sergeants and 24 corporals.

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Valencia Complete Permanent Signing Of Simone Zaza From Juventus

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Valencia have signed former West Ham striker Simone Zaza from Juventus on a permanent deal.

The Italian striker has signed a contract to 2021, with the transfer to go through in the summer. The fee is believed to be around £12m.

Zaza has scored four goals for Valencia since joining the club on loan in January. He spent the first half of this season with the Hammers, where he failed to score a goal.

The official wording of the deal, courtesy of Juventus’ website:

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that, following the achievement of the conditions provided by the contract, the “call option” for the definitive transfer of the registration rights of the player Simone Zaza has been exercised by Valencia Club de Futbol SAD.

The permanent transfer fee is € 16 million, to be paid in two financial years, and may increase by a further € 2 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.

This transaction generates a positive economic effect, in 2016/2017 financial year, for about € 3.7 million.

 

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Leaving Would Do ‘Big Damage’ To Arsenal- Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger says failing to secure Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future at Arsenal would do “big damage” to the club.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who signed from Southampton in 2011, recently returned from a hamstring injury but has not started a match for almost a month.

However, Gunners boss Wenger insists he wants Chamberlain to extend his contract at the Emirates.

“I personally think it is vital that Chamberlain stays at Arsenal,” he said.

“We bought him when he was very young, we have built him up and I think he has a great mentality.

“I like his mentality and he has a good football brain. It would be a big damage for us to lose this kind of player.”

The England international is one of a number of Arsenal players whose contracts expire next year and who has yet to agree an extension.

Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Kieran Gibbs also have 14 months remaining on their current deals.

 

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Leonardo Bonucci Admits He Almost Quit Football When His Son Became Seriously Ill

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Leonardo Bonucci has admitted to almost quitting football completely after seeing his ill son in hospital.

Leonardo Bonucci said that for three or four months his head ‘wasn’t in the right place’ due to his son, Matteo’s, illness.

“For three or four months, my head was just not in the right place.” he told Spanish newspaper El Pais, as quoted by ​Football Italia.

“It’s the head that gets the legs moving. For around 15 days after the surgery, until I started to see him improving, I was just not interested in training or anything to do with football.

“I’ve always hated hospitals and tried to avoid them, but at that time I had to be there and I was really struggling to be calm. Matteo is much better now and our family feels more united than ever.

“This morning, he slept in our bed and he woke up with a smile. You realise those are the greatest victories.”

The commanding Italian defender went on to reveal that he thought about quitting football altogether, claiming that priorities change in times of desperate need.

He added: “Yes, I thought about quitting. Football was just not my priority at that moment. You see your son with so much to live for, he’s asking you so many questions and why this is happening to him… and I had no answers.

“Priorities change at those times. Now I tell myself that I am lucky. Everything I have done has been from the heart.”

 

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund Will Only Consider Offers From Real Madrid And Barcelona

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Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would only consider an offer from Real Madrid or Barcelona.

“I think he will stay with us,” said Dortmund CEO Watzke, speaking onSport1’s Doppelspass programme.

“But if Real Madrid or Barcelona come along with an offer, maybe he’ll think about it. The rest of the clubs who are interested in him are not really an alternative for him. And certainly not Bayern because we wouldn’t allow him join them”.

Aubameyang is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020

He finished last seasons as the Bundesliga’s second top scorer on 25 goals, just behind Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, who hit 30. This season, Aubameyang is already on 25 goals with six games to play.

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Atletico Madrid Set To Offer Antoine Griezmann Improved New Contract

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Atletico Madrid have started negotiations to improve Antoine Griezmann’s contract, reports AS.

Antoine Griezmann, who is reportedly wanted by several sides across Europe, is set to stay on at Atleti with the Spanish capital club in talks to improve his deal.

Atleti are believed to want to retain  their marquee player and they are planning to raise his salary from €7m (£6m) a year to €10m (£8.5m) a year.

In addition to an increase in the player’s wage, it is also understood that Los Rojiblancos would seek to increase his release clause (currently €100m), and extend his contract beyond its current 2021 expiry.

Atlético will hope that this offer will be sufficient to persuade Griezmann to stay put for the long-term. At the very least, if Griezmann agrees to these improved terms, Atléti’s bargaining position will be strong, as Europe’s heavyweights hover over the diminutive number 7.

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Real Madrid Doors Would Be Open To Antoine Griezmann- Sergio Ramos

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Sergio Ramos has said the club’s “doors are always open” to the best players, putting Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann among that group.

France international Griezmann scored the equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu and has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Atletico.

Antoine Griezmann’s claimed last week that Madrid — along with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona — had asked about his availability..

Speaking after the game, the forward said he was “ruling nothing out” but added that he was happy where he was.

The Real madrid Captain told reporters: “We will see — to talk about future signings would be to give you many front page stories.

“He is a great player and has been showing that through these years. Madrid’s doors are always open to the best players. I want the best players in my team, whether they play for the neighbours or live with my aunt.”

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PSG Reportedly Preparing €60m Bid For Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente

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PSG are preparing a €60m offer for Real Madrid youngster Marcos Llorente, according to AS.

Llorente, 22, has shone during a loan spell at Alaves this season, establishing himself as one of the standout young midfielders in the Spanish top flight.

The French champions are one of a number of top European sides who have reportedly been impressed by the Spaniard.

Marcos Llorente has had a totally remarkable season while on loan at Deportivo Alaves, capturing the eye of some top teams along the way.

Llorente’s long term future at Santiago Bernabeu is in doubt considering that it was Zinedine Zidane who dropped him from the very first team squad, even though the Frenchman may alter his mind following the player’s outstanding performances this term.

Llorente has played 26 La Liga fixtures for Deportivo Alaves, helping the team totally steer clear of the relegation tussle.

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