Draxler: I Never Thought Of Leaving PSG

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Julian Draxler has stated he never thought of leaving Paris Saint-Germain, despite the arrivals of Neymar and Mbappe.

Draxler joined the Ligue 1 giants last season from Wolfsburg, but PSG has signed Neymar and Mbappe to strengthen attack.

And the Germany international believes it is expected of the club to sign big players and will adapt to the central role.

“I think it’s very important that Paris can buy this type of great player, like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe,” Draxler told This is Paris on beIN SPORTS.

“It’s a great feeling to play alongside these players. On the one hand it was great that we could get them, but, from my point of view, it was mixed because each player has their own personal objectives and you always want to play every match.

“Both Neymar and Kylian play in my position on the wings, so you think about every option.

“But I have confidence in my abilities and I have the quality to play here and I never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain after just six months.

“I am very happy to have found a new position on the pitch and it’s really amazing to play with them.

“Now I play in midfield and I like this position a lot, I hope I can keep improving. I have already played in this position with the German national team at the Confederations Cup last summer, and I don’t think it’s really that hard at Paris.

“There are so many intelligent players, of the highest level. It’s a bit different for me, but it’s good.”

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Draxler: I Never Thought Of Leaving PSG

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Julian Draxler has stated he never thought of leaving Paris Saint-Germain, despite the arrivals of Neymar and Mbappe.

Draxler joined the Ligue 1 giants last season from Wolfsburg, but PSG has signed Neymar and Mbappe to strengthen attack.

And the Germany international believes it is expected of the club to sign big players and will adapt to the central role.

“I think it’s very important that Paris can buy this type of great player, like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe,” Draxler told This is Paris on beIN SPORTS.

“It’s a great feeling to play alongside these players. On the one hand it was great that we could get them, but, from my point of view, it was mixed because each player has their own personal objectives and you always want to play every match.

“Both Neymar and Kylian play in my position on the wings, so you think about every option.

“But I have confidence in my abilities and I have the quality to play here and I never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain after just six months.

“I am very happy to have found a new position on the pitch and it’s really amazing to play with them.

“Now I play in midfield and I like this position a lot, I hope I can keep improving. I have already played in this position with the German national team at the Confederations Cup last summer, and I don’t think it’s really that hard at Paris.

“There are so many intelligent players, of the highest level. It’s a bit different for me, but it’s good.”

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“I Will Be Bigger Than Wizkid And Bob Marley In Few Years To Come” – Sugarboy

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G-Worldwide act, Sugarboy has expressed his confidence and ability to become not only as big as Wizkid but as a bigger artiste like Bob Marley in years to come.

During an chat with Showtime, Sugarboy bragged about having what it takes to become the biggest artiste in Nigeria and the world at large.

“It’s been a great year for me; particularly because it’s the year I dropped my album and it’s the year I really got to be known. I’m grateful to my label for that; it’s hard work and with God’s help I’ll become the biggest music artiste in the world; not big like Wizkid but big like the late Bob Marley by God’s grace”, he said.

In addition, the “Holla Holla” crooner laid emphasis on how he has grown to become a bigger artiste in less than three years of hitting limelight adding that he’s got what it takes to become a music mogul in years to come.

“The Sugar Boy brand has been growing since 2015; I was unknown before 2014 but since 2015 it’s been a growing brand, it’s not an overnight thing. Sugar Boy is a force to be reckoned with; I’m the future, the same way they saw Wizkid back in the day when Bank W asked people to watch out for him, that’s who I’m right now, by God’s grace I’ll be a music mogul in years to come.”

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“I Will Be Bigger Than Wizkid And Bob Marley In Few Years To Come” – Sugarboy

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G-Worldwide act, Sugarboy has expressed his confidence and ability to become not only as big as Wizkid but as a bigger artiste like Bob Marley in years to come.

During an chat with Showtime, Sugarboy bragged about having what it takes to become the biggest artiste in Nigeria and the world at large.

“It’s been a great year for me; particularly because it’s the year I dropped my album and it’s the year I really got to be known. I’m grateful to my label for that; it’s hard work and with God’s help I’ll become the biggest music artiste in the world; not big like Wizkid but big like the late Bob Marley by God’s grace”, he said.

In addition, the “Holla Holla” crooner laid emphasis on how he has grown to become a bigger artiste in less than three years of hitting limelight adding that he’s got what it takes to become a music mogul in years to come.

“The Sugar Boy brand has been growing since 2015; I was unknown before 2014 but since 2015 it’s been a growing brand, it’s not an overnight thing. Sugar Boy is a force to be reckoned with; I’m the future, the same way they saw Wizkid back in the day when Bank W asked people to watch out for him, that’s who I’m right now, by God’s grace I’ll be a music mogul in years to come.”

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Zappacosta: Nedved Was My Hero

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Chelsea wingback, Davide Zappacosta has revealed that he started his career as a playmaker, and idolized Juventus legend Nedved.

Zappacosta switched position during his career to defence, and lined up for Juventus rivals, Torino, but still idolised Nedved.

“My favourite player was Pavel Nedved, who was great, especially in the year that he won the Ballon d’Or,” Zappacosta told the Chelsea match-day programme ahead of Southampton. “He was a player with a big personality.

“He used to play with both feet, and he always gave everything in every game. I really liked his style of play. My first role was on the right side of midfield, but then at the age of 16, my coach decided to let me play as a ‘trequartista’, like a No10, with a bit more freedom.

“That was really good for me because I had a good run there and scored a lot of goals, which started to get me noticed.”

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Zappacosta: Nedved Was My Hero

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Chelsea wingback, Davide Zappacosta has revealed that he started his career as a playmaker, and idolized Juventus legend Nedved.

Zappacosta switched position during his career to defence, and lined up for Juventus rivals, Torino, but still idolised Nedved.

“My favourite player was Pavel Nedved, who was great, especially in the year that he won the Ballon d’Or,” Zappacosta told the Chelsea match-day programme ahead of Southampton. “He was a player with a big personality.

“He used to play with both feet, and he always gave everything in every game. I really liked his style of play. My first role was on the right side of midfield, but then at the age of 16, my coach decided to let me play as a ‘trequartista’, like a No10, with a bit more freedom.

“That was really good for me because I had a good run there and scored a lot of goals, which started to get me noticed.”

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Small Doctor Presents A Honda CRV Jeep As Surprise Gift To His Music Producer “2T Upon Dee Beat” (WATCH VIDEO)

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Penalty crooner, small  Doctor has surprised his day one music producer, Akanbi Taiwo popularly known as 2T Upon Dee Beat, with a brand new Honda CRV Jeep.

Music Producer, 2T Upon Dee Beat has been responsible for producing hit songs that have placed Small Doctor on top of the radar as a street certified act in the music industry. Small Doctor’s tracks like, Ile Ijo, Penalty, This Year to mention but few are hit songs produced by 2T Upon Dee Beat.

In a bid to reward the creative efforts of his loyal producer and friend, Small Doctor purchased a wine coloured-brand new Honda CRV for 2T Upon Dee Beat and took to instagram to share the video of the moment he presented the surprise gift.

Small Doctor shared the video on his instagram page with caption;

“And I DECIDED To Surprise My Producer @2t_upondeebeatz … Shine On Fam… We Win Together💯… iyanu MASHELE SOONEST✍🏿✅

Watch Video Below;

Meanwhile, the music producer took to his Instagram page to express his delight over Small Doctor’s gesture, 2T Upon Dee Beat described the moment as a dream while he prayed for more blessings to his friend and benefactor, Small Doctor.

“@iam_smalldoctor Gifted Me With A Car💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿… It All Looks Like A DREAM🙄🙄🙄… GOD Bless You More🙏🏻 I’m Super Happy.

 

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Small Doctor Presents A Honda CRV Jeep As Surprise Gift To His Music Producer “2T Upon Dee Beat” (WATCH VIDEO)

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Penalty crooner, small  Doctor has surprised his day one music producer, Akanbi Taiwo popularly known as 2T Upon Dee Beat, with a brand new Honda CRV Jeep.

Music Producer, 2T Upon Dee Beat has been responsible for producing hit songs that have placed Small Doctor on top of the radar as a street certified act in the music industry. Small Doctor’s tracks like, Ile Ijo, Penalty, This Year to mention but few are hit songs produced by 2T Upon Dee Beat.

In a bid to reward the creative efforts of his loyal producer and friend, Small Doctor purchased a wine coloured-brand new Honda CRV for 2T Upon Dee Beat and took to instagram to share the video of the moment he presented the surprise gift.

Small Doctor shared the video on his instagram page with caption;

“And I DECIDED To Surprise My Producer @2t_upondeebeatz … Shine On Fam… We Win Together💯… iyanu MASHELE SOONEST✍🏿✅

Watch Video Below;

Meanwhile, the music producer took to his Instagram page to express his delight over Small Doctor’s gesture, 2T Upon Dee Beat described the moment as a dream while he prayed for more blessings to his friend and benefactor, Small Doctor.

“@iam_smalldoctor Gifted Me With A Car💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿… It All Looks Like A DREAM🙄🙄🙄… GOD Bless You More🙏🏻 I’m Super Happy.

 

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Hijab Controversy: Nigerian Law Graduate Denied Call To Bar For Breaking Dress Code

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A Nigerian law school graduate was on December 12, denied her call to the bar after she insisted on wearing a hijab (headscarf) during the ceremony.

It was gathered that Ms. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam, who graduated from the University of Ilorin, was denied entry into the hall by the Body of Benchers at a ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

She had refused to remove her hijab, insisting on wearing the wig over the veil, which is said to violate the dress code set by the law school.

While the Nigerian Law School accused her of breaking the dress code set by the institution, Firdausi called the refusal of the School to call her to the bar a violation of her right to freedom of religion as protected by Section 38 of the 1999 Constitution.

The case has since attracted a significant attention and ignited a debate on social media with scores of Nigerian netizens divided on her decision and that of the authorities of the law school.

Ms. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam reacts:

Ms. Firdaus, the affected law graduate, has maintained that she remained resolute in her convictions to set a precedent for Hijab-wearing Muslims during the ceremony.

“My major concern is the approval of Hijab so that every person coming behind me will be able to use it for the call to bar (ceremony),” she told Premium Times on Saturday.

“There is nothing like that (laws preventing the use of Hijab).”

“When you ask them too, they tell you it is convention; that that is how it is done and it has to remain like that.”

“I knew that was what was going to happen,” she said of the consequences of her decision. She, however, said she remained resolute in her convictions to speak for the recognition of rights of female Muslim law graduates.

“My demand is that Hijab should be approved,” she affirmed.

AB Mahmoud, the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) speaks on the matter:

The President of Nigerian Bar Association A.B. Mahmoud assured Nigerians that the association would look into the situation.

“UK based Nigerian lawyer recognized for promoting diversity in the legal profession,” Mahmoud tweeted, posting a photo of Olufunke Abimbola, who was recently recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to promoting diversity in the legal profession.

“The NBA will embrace diversity and tolerance in the Nigerian legal profession,” Mahmoud continued, adding that “the Hijab issue will be addressed.”

He also tweeted a photo of his daughter Zubaida, who also wears a hijab, being admitted to the New York Bar earlier this year.

The case has taken the front seat on the internet amid outrage on social media, with the hashtag #JusticeforFirdaus being used.

What Nigerians are saying on social media:

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Hijab Controversy: Nigerian Law Graduate Denied Call To Bar For Breaking Dress Code

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A Nigerian law school graduate was on December 12, denied her call to the bar after she insisted on wearing a hijab (headscarf) during the ceremony.

It was gathered that Ms. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam, who graduated from the University of Ilorin, was denied entry into the hall by the Body of Benchers at a ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

She had refused to remove her hijab, insisting on wearing the wig over the veil, which is said to violate the dress code set by the law school.

While the Nigerian Law School accused her of breaking the dress code set by the institution, Firdausi called the refusal of the School to call her to the bar a violation of her right to freedom of religion as protected by Section 38 of the 1999 Constitution.

The case has since attracted a significant attention and ignited a debate on social media with scores of Nigerian netizens divided on her decision and that of the authorities of the law school.

Ms. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam reacts:

Ms. Firdaus, the affected law graduate, has maintained that she remained resolute in her convictions to set a precedent for Hijab-wearing Muslims during the ceremony.

“My major concern is the approval of Hijab so that every person coming behind me will be able to use it for the call to bar (ceremony),” she told Premium Times on Saturday.

“There is nothing like that (laws preventing the use of Hijab).”

“When you ask them too, they tell you it is convention; that that is how it is done and it has to remain like that.”

“I knew that was what was going to happen,” she said of the consequences of her decision. She, however, said she remained resolute in her convictions to speak for the recognition of rights of female Muslim law graduates.

“My demand is that Hijab should be approved,” she affirmed.

AB Mahmoud, the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) speaks on the matter:

The President of Nigerian Bar Association A.B. Mahmoud assured Nigerians that the association would look into the situation.

“UK based Nigerian lawyer recognized for promoting diversity in the legal profession,” Mahmoud tweeted, posting a photo of Olufunke Abimbola, who was recently recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to promoting diversity in the legal profession.

“The NBA will embrace diversity and tolerance in the Nigerian legal profession,” Mahmoud continued, adding that “the Hijab issue will be addressed.”

He also tweeted a photo of his daughter Zubaida, who also wears a hijab, being admitted to the New York Bar earlier this year.

The case has taken the front seat on the internet amid outrage on social media, with the hashtag #JusticeforFirdaus being used.

What Nigerians are saying on social media:

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‘Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb’ As Report Claims 6,000 ISIS Fighters May Join Forces With Boko Haram

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There is trouble for Nigeria as the African Union (AU) alerted some days back that over 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq could soon be returning to the continent.

Nigerian Troops Capture 220 Boko Haram Insurgents

Last week, Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would need to work closely with each other and share intelligence to counter returning militants.

“There are reports of 6 000 African fighters among the 30 000 foreign elements who joined this terrorist group in the Middle East,” Chergui told a meeting in Algiers, according to the Algeria Press Service news agency.

“The return of these elements to Africa poses a serious threat to our national security and stability and requires specific treatment and intense co-operation between African countries,” he said.

In the same vein, security experts have warned that Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb, adding that the returning fighters pose a major security threat to the country, as they are likely to join forces with Boko Haram, an affiliate of ISIS.

The Punch quoted the analysts as saying that if the Federal Government failed to quickly install security measures to counter the potential threat, insurgency could increase in the country.

Boko Haram: Shekau Loses Grounds To Al-Barnawi In Battle Of Supremacy

On the back of fears arising on the migration of the fighters, a security expert, Mr. John Enweliku, called on the Federal Government to quickly deploy troops in the borders so as to ensure the safety of Nigerians.

He said, “Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb with this development. Boko Haram alone has caused lots of trouble and we have yet to fully overcome them. Should the returning fighters join the sect, there would be more trouble.

“It calls for great worry because of the problem we’re already facing with Boko Haram. The returning fighters would likely join Boko Haram. All the security agencies, as well as the AU and ECOWAS, have to start doing something about the development. Troops must be deployed in the borders because Nigeria’s borders are very porous.

“Most of the returning fighters could disguise as farmers or others; they might not even be carrying arms, so there should be intense security measures put in place.”

On his own part, but in corroboration, a United Kingdom-trained criminologist and Chairman of Puma Eye Security Services, Pedro Ayandokun, told the news outlet on Friday that there was a high likelihood that most of the 6,000 returning fighters were coming to Nigeria, where Boko Haram operates.

He said, “I would refer to the development as an invasion and it is a security threat mainly to  Nigerians because as the fighters are returning, they would likely join their ‘brothers,’ that is, Boko Haram terrorists.

“They are coming to wreak havoc. Nigeria is definitely sitting on a time bomb; the fighters are our enemies and we have to be security conscious.

“The government needs to move fast in deploying troops in the borders, where the fighters are likely to come in through. The most appropriate thing to do is for the AU and the Economic Community of West African States to convene a regional security meeting to find a solution to the potential threat.”

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‘Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb’ As Report Claims 6,000 ISIS Fighters May Join Forces With Boko Haram

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There is trouble for Nigeria as the African Union (AU) alerted some days back that over 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq could soon be returning to the continent.

Nigerian Troops Capture 220 Boko Haram Insurgents

Last week, Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would need to work closely with each other and share intelligence to counter returning militants.

“There are reports of 6 000 African fighters among the 30 000 foreign elements who joined this terrorist group in the Middle East,” Chergui told a meeting in Algiers, according to the Algeria Press Service news agency.

“The return of these elements to Africa poses a serious threat to our national security and stability and requires specific treatment and intense co-operation between African countries,” he said.

In the same vein, security experts have warned that Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb, adding that the returning fighters pose a major security threat to the country, as they are likely to join forces with Boko Haram, an affiliate of ISIS.

The Punch quoted the analysts as saying that if the Federal Government failed to quickly install security measures to counter the potential threat, insurgency could increase in the country.

Boko Haram: Shekau Loses Grounds To Al-Barnawi In Battle Of Supremacy

On the back of fears arising on the migration of the fighters, a security expert, Mr. John Enweliku, called on the Federal Government to quickly deploy troops in the borders so as to ensure the safety of Nigerians.

He said, “Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb with this development. Boko Haram alone has caused lots of trouble and we have yet to fully overcome them. Should the returning fighters join the sect, there would be more trouble.

“It calls for great worry because of the problem we’re already facing with Boko Haram. The returning fighters would likely join Boko Haram. All the security agencies, as well as the AU and ECOWAS, have to start doing something about the development. Troops must be deployed in the borders because Nigeria’s borders are very porous.

“Most of the returning fighters could disguise as farmers or others; they might not even be carrying arms, so there should be intense security measures put in place.”

On his own part, but in corroboration, a United Kingdom-trained criminologist and Chairman of Puma Eye Security Services, Pedro Ayandokun, told the news outlet on Friday that there was a high likelihood that most of the 6,000 returning fighters were coming to Nigeria, where Boko Haram operates.

He said, “I would refer to the development as an invasion and it is a security threat mainly to  Nigerians because as the fighters are returning, they would likely join their ‘brothers,’ that is, Boko Haram terrorists.

“They are coming to wreak havoc. Nigeria is definitely sitting on a time bomb; the fighters are our enemies and we have to be security conscious.

“The government needs to move fast in deploying troops in the borders, where the fighters are likely to come in through. The most appropriate thing to do is for the AU and the Economic Community of West African States to convene a regional security meeting to find a solution to the potential threat.”

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Neymar Snr And Florentino Perez Dine Together

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Neymar’s move to Real Madrid could be more plausible than initially thought, after his dad reportedly met President Florentino Perez for dinner to discuss a potential £220m deal.

The PSG star is six months into his £600,000-a-week deal but is already believed to be unsettled in the French capital. According to Diario Gol his father Neymar Sr spoke to Perez on a potential deal, which would break the world record-fee.

‘Neymar Sr promised the President of the Real that he would put as much pressure as possible on Nasser Al- Khelaifi to let his son escape this summer,’ Diario Gol wrote.

‘You have my word,’ Neymar Sr said according to the reports.

Real are allegedly prepared to pay as much as €250m (£220.49m) in order to sign the 25-year-old, who has scored 15 goals in 18 appearances since moving to the Parc des Princes.

The report also suggests that there is an understanding that a move may not take place until 2019, despite Neymar said to be keen to wrap up the transfer in the summer.

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Spain

Zinedine Zidane has called Real Madrid transfer target Mo Salah a “great player” who is continuously improving. The Egyptian has starred since moving to Liverpool from Roma in the summer and that has led to reports Real are considering a big-money move for the 25-year-old. (Marca)

Diego Maradona says he urged Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sign Kylian Mbappe before the youngster moved from Monaco to PSG. However, the Argentine legend claims Perez said: “But you know I have Cristiano.’” (AS)

Barcelona have made Villarreal midfielder Rodrigo Hernández a key target for next summer’s transfer window, but face competition from Atletico Madrid. The 21-year-old midfielder has started all 15 of Villarreal’s La Liga fixtures this season and currently has a €20m buyout clause in his contract. (AS)

Real Madrid are considering rivalling Barcelona in the race to sign Gremio starlet Arthur. The midfielder has a €50m release clause and has already been pictured wearing a Barca shirt. (Marca)

Barcelona will look to complete a January deal for Palmeiras centre-back Yerry Mina if Javier Mascherano seals a move to Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune. (Mundo Deportivo)

Andres Iniesta has been offered several lucrative contracts to leave Barcelona for China but the Barca skipper has turned them all down. (Mundo Deportivo)

Italy

Liverpool and Tottenham have been told to stump up £53m to sign Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa. The 20-year-old has impressed this season for the Viola this season, scoring four goals and assisting three in 16 appearances. (La Stampa)

Napoli have offered €20m for Atletico Madrid defender and supposed Liverpool transfer target Sime Vrsaljko. The bid is expected to be turned down by Atleti who will hold out for €25m. (Rai Sport)

Milan are prepared to offer Lucas Biglia to Fiorentina in January as part of a deal for Milan Badelj. Biglia has struggled since his €17m move to Milan from Lazio in the summer and the Rossoneri are prepared to cut their losses and give him up as part of a move for Croatian international Badelj. (La Nazione)

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro remains on Chelsea and Manchester City January wishlists and the Old Lady could replace him with Roma’s Emerson Palmieri. A €20m offer is reportedly enough to seal Palmieri’s signing. (La Stampa)

Bologna are weighing up a January move for out-of-favour Napoli midfielder Marko Rog. The Croatian has made just four starts since joining the club for €13m from Dinamo Zagreb in August 2016 and could be moved on next month. (Resta del Carlino)

Germany

Dietmar Hopp, who is the majority owner of Hoffenheim, says highly-coveted coach Julian Nagelsmann will see out his contract with the club.

The 30-year-old coach is wanted by both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, but Hopp says: “Julian knows that we insist the contract we have with him is fulfilled. He will stay in Hoffenheim until June 30, 2019.” (Kicker)

France

Arsenal are hoping to beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to the signing of Lyon star Nabil Fekir in January, and are willing to let the forward remain at the Ligue 1 side until the summer. (Le Foot)

Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on Marseille star – and former Newcastle United flop – Florian Thauvin. The winger has starred since his return to Ligue 1 and has nine goals and 11 assists in just 25 games this season. (L’Equipe)

Portugal

Joao Mario, a reported Arsenal transfer target, is more likely to complete a January switch to PSG or Valencia. The versatile Inter Milan midfielder hasn’t been a regular this season and wants guaranteed first-team football to secure his place in the Portugal side ahead of the World Cup. (A Bola)

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Tottenham Will Try To “Kill” Manchester City – Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that his team will try to “kill” Manchester City when the two sides face-off in Saturday’s late kickoff.

Manchester City are on a high having smashed the Premier League record for most consecutive victories with a 4-0 thumping over Swansea City in midweek.

The North-West outfit have won 15 on the trot, and Tottenham will attempt to end that positive run by searching for their third victory on the bounce following a four-game winless spell in the top flight.

Pochettino has likened the “aura” around City to the atmosphere of his camp last season when Spurs tried to beat Chelsea to the league title, but in the end finished second.

“I agree with you in terms of the aura,” FourFourTwo quotes the Argentine coach as saying. “For us, we felt the same last season at White Hart Lane – that something special happened around the team.

“I think it was a player a week or two ago that said, ‘Wow, I remember last season, we always start 1-0 up at White Hart Lane because something special was happening’.

“And for the opponent, it was tough to play against us, but now, of course, City are doing fantastic. But, we’re going there to fight, to kill them and try to win.”

Fourth-placed Tottenham sit 18 points adrift of leaders City.

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Naby Keita To Moving To Liverpool In January – Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Naby Keita will not be joining the club from RB Leipzig in January.

An agreement is in place for Naby Keita to move to Anfield next summer, but rumours were circulating that the 22-year-old’s deal could be fast-tracked.

When asked if the Guinea international will move to the Merseyside outfit earlier than planned, Klopp told reporters: “No. He is a player of Leipzig. How do we deal with this? I thought we don’t speak about transfers.

“There is an agreement with the club that he will come in June or July to Liverpool. There is nothing else to say about that. We really don’t think about it because of all the things Leipzig have said.

“They said they do not have to sell any player [early]. Why should they do something like that? So no, we don’t think about it.”

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Ahmed Hegazi Very Happy To Stay At West Brom – Agent

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Ahmed Hegazi’s agent says the defender is happy at West Bromwich Albion after Alan Pardew confirmed the club are in talks to make his loan move permanent.

West Brom boss Pardew revealed on Friday that the club are ready to make Hegazi’s loan from Egyptian side Al Ahly permanent after impressing since his arrival at the Hawthorns.

Ahmed Hegazi is on a season-long loan from Al Ahly, and included in the deal is an option to buy him for £4.5 million, which West Brom are ready to activate when the transfer window reopens next month

Pardew has been impressed by Hegazi since taking over from Tony Pulis at West Brom and he hopes the club can secure his signature on a permanent basis.

“We’re pretty much down the road on that one,” said Pardew. “I can’t confirm anything but if we can then we’ll do that.

He’s been brilliant for me. I’ve only been here for three games but he’s been terrific.

“He has fantastic attributes as a centre-half and I think he’s learning.”

Hegazi put in a man-of-the-match performance in the goalless draw at Liverpool in midweek and the centre-back’s displays for West Brom in the first half of the season have caught the attention of other Premier League clubs who are hoping to steal him from under the noses of the Baggies.

Hegazi’s representative, Christian Emile, has confirmed the defender is enjoying life at West Brom amid the reported interest from elsewhere and hailed West Brom for taking the opportunity of signing Hegazi on loan in the first place.

“Ahmed has been the bargain of the season and full credit must go to West Brom and their scouting staff,” Emile told ESPN FC. “Naturally there will be speculation following his excellent performances but the player is happy where he is.

“There is a saying: ‘Those who don’t take risk, don’t drink the champagne,’ well West Brom ventured into a new market and are now drinking from the best bottle!”

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Olamide Finally Reveals Relationship With Lilkesh And Adekunle Gold After Their YBNL Exit

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YBNL Boss, Olamide has finally spoken about his relationship with former signee, Lilkesh and Adekunle Gold after their departure from his record label.

In an interview with Saturday beats, Olamide revealed that there was no form of enmity whatsover among them while referring to the former YBNL stars as brothers.

In his words;

“I feel everyone is entitled to their opinion; I am just living my own dream. It is not about Adekunle Gold or Lil Keshi not being on my label but maintaining a good relationship with them.

We have a good relationship as we are brothers, so it is not just about business. Definitely, they would be at my show,” he said.

Speaking on his show, OLIC 4 which is to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium, the singer expressed his excitement about the venue and of course he is optimistic that his fans would fill up the 25,000-seat stadium.

He said,

“My people love me and they are always my people. The kind of relationship that I have with my people is genuine, it is not based on hype because it is very real and organic.

I am very sure that everyone who identifies with what is real will come out on that day. I am very excited because this is something I have been dreaming about for over three years”.

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Olamide Finally Reveals Relationship With Lilkesh And Adekunle Gold After Their YBNL Exit

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YBNL Boss, Olamide has finally spoken about his relationship with former signee, Lilkesh and Adekunle Gold after their departure from his record label.

In an interview with Saturday beats, Olamide revealed that there was no form of enmity whatsover among them while referring to the former YBNL stars as brothers.

In his words;

“I feel everyone is entitled to their opinion; I am just living my own dream. It is not about Adekunle Gold or Lil Keshi not being on my label but maintaining a good relationship with them.

We have a good relationship as we are brothers, so it is not just about business. Definitely, they would be at my show,” he said.

Speaking on his show, OLIC 4 which is to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium, the singer expressed his excitement about the venue and of course he is optimistic that his fans would fill up the 25,000-seat stadium.

He said,

“My people love me and they are always my people. The kind of relationship that I have with my people is genuine, it is not based on hype because it is very real and organic.

I am very sure that everyone who identifies with what is real will come out on that day. I am very excited because this is something I have been dreaming about for over three years”.

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PENGASSAN: Fuel Crisis Looms As Oil Workers Begin Strike On Monday

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Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) are set to embark on an indefinite strike as from Monday, December 18, 2017.

The industrial action is coming on the back of a stalemate in the peace meeting the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, brokered between the union and Neconde Energy Limited.

PENGASSAN and Neconde have been embroiled in crisis over allegation of anti-worker practices.

PENGASSAN had earlier issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to intervene over allegations of anti-workers practices perpetrated against some of its members in Neconde Energy Limited, an indigenous oil company.

The umbrella body of senior workers in the oil and gas industry had accused the management of Neconde Energy of wrongful termination of the employment of some of its workers who belong to PENGASSAN.

Sequel to the ultimatum, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, had offered to broker a truce between the union and Neconde Energy Limited.

However, it was learnt that the peace meeting ended in a stalemate without a positive resolution of the crisis.

In a release signed by PENGASSAN Public Relation Office, Fortune Obi, and made available to newsmen on Friday, the union said it would embark on industrial action on Monday.

Obi said: “Following the failure of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, to settle the rift between this body (PENGASSAN) and Neconde, the management of PENGASSAN has agreed to start the strike on Monday night (December 18th, 2017).

“Prior to the strike, PENGASSAN will hold an emergency Central Working  Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday morning, which will be followed with announcement of strike on the night of Monday.’’

The union said it has put its workers across the country on standby for the strike, adding that nothing whatsoever would stop the body from starting the strike by midnight on Monday.

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PENGASSAN: Fuel Crisis Looms As Oil Workers Begin Strike On Monday

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Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) are set to embark on an indefinite strike as from Monday, December 18, 2017.

The industrial action is coming on the back of a stalemate in the peace meeting the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, brokered between the union and Neconde Energy Limited.

PENGASSAN and Neconde have been embroiled in crisis over allegation of anti-worker practices.

PENGASSAN had earlier issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to intervene over allegations of anti-workers practices perpetrated against some of its members in Neconde Energy Limited, an indigenous oil company.

The umbrella body of senior workers in the oil and gas industry had accused the management of Neconde Energy of wrongful termination of the employment of some of its workers who belong to PENGASSAN.

Sequel to the ultimatum, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, had offered to broker a truce between the union and Neconde Energy Limited.

However, it was learnt that the peace meeting ended in a stalemate without a positive resolution of the crisis.

In a release signed by PENGASSAN Public Relation Office, Fortune Obi, and made available to newsmen on Friday, the union said it would embark on industrial action on Monday.

Obi said: “Following the failure of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, to settle the rift between this body (PENGASSAN) and Neconde, the management of PENGASSAN has agreed to start the strike on Monday night (December 18th, 2017).

“Prior to the strike, PENGASSAN will hold an emergency Central Working  Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday morning, which will be followed with announcement of strike on the night of Monday.’’

The union said it has put its workers across the country on standby for the strike, adding that nothing whatsoever would stop the body from starting the strike by midnight on Monday.

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See Full List Of Nominees For 2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

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The nominees list for the prestigious SoundCity MVP Awards has been announced. The award which has been scheduled to hold on the 12th January, 2018 at Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos have the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Olamide in competition for the Best Male MVP category.

Meanwhile, Tiwa Savage, Simi, Niniola, Vanessa Mdee will be competing for the Best Female MVP Award. The likes of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, AKA and other artistes also occupy the nominee list in different categories.

See Full List Below;

BEST MALE MVP

Davido (NG)
Runtown (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Sarkodie (GH)
Navio (UG)
2face Idibia (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)
Olamide (NG)

BEST FEMALE MVP

Tiwa Savage (NG)
Simi (NG)
Niniola (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Bucie (SA)
Babes Wodumo (SA)
Becca (GH)
Seyi Shay (NG)
Vanessa Mdee (TZ)

BEST NEW ACT

Maleek Berry (NG)
Mayorkun (NG)
Dice Ailes (NG)
Small Doctor (NG)
Nadia Nakai (SA)
Aslay (TZ)

BEST POP

Kiss Daniel (NG)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Simi (NG)
Davido (NG)
Maleek Berry (NG)
Niniola (NG)
Wande Coal (NG)
Reekado Banks (NG)

BEST HIP HOP

M.I. Abaga (NG)
Sarkodie (GH)
Cassper Nyovest (GH)
Olamide (NG)
Nasty C (NG)
Falz (NG)
Kwesta (SA)
AKA (SA)

BEST COLLABORATION

Particular – Major Lazer ft Patoranking, Ice Prince, Jidenna & Nasty C (NG)
Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid (NG)
Tonite – R2bees ft Wizkid (GH)
Ma Girl – Toofan ft Patoranking (TG)
Akanamali – Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto (SA)
Painkiller – Sarkodie ft Runtown (GH)
Booty Language – Skales ft Sarkodie (NG)
Juice – Ycee ft Maleek Berry (NG)
Love Again – C4 Pedro ft Sauti Sol (AG)
Iskaba – Wande Coal ft DJ Tunez (NG)
Don’t Forget To Pray – AKA ft Anatii (SA)
Na Wash – Becca ft Patoranking (GH)
Telli Person – Timaya ft Phyno & Olamide (NG)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Davido (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
AKA (SA)
Vanessa Mdee (TZ)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)

BEST GROUP/DUO

Sauti Sol (KE)
Toofan (TG)
Mafikizolo (SA)
Mi Casa (SA)
Destruction Boys (SA)
VVIP (GH)
R2bees (GH)
Navy Kenzo (TZ)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid (NG)
You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life – M.I. Abaga (NG)
Closer – Wizkid ft Drake (NG)
UoK – Nasty C (SA)
10 Fingers – AKA & Anatii (SA)
Whole Thing – Frank Casino & Riky Rick (SA)
Been Calling – Maleek Berry (NG)
Kololo – Banky W (NG)
Aall Hail – Khuli Chana (SA)
If – Davido (NG)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Penalty – Small Doctor (NG)
Wo – Olamide (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)
If – Davido (NG)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Come Closer – Wizkid ft Drake (NG)
Joromi – Simi (NG)
Seduce Me – Alikiba (TZ)
Gobisoqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe (SA)
Akanamali – Sun-EL Musician (SA)
Leg Over – Mr Eazi (NG)

VIEWERS’ CHOICE

Wo – Olamide (NG)
If – Davido (NG)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Living Things – 9ice (NG)
Yeba – Kiss Daniel (NG)
Iskaba – Wande Coal (NG)
Tonight – Nonso Amadi (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)

LISTENERS’ CHOICE

Wo – Olamide (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)
UoK – Nasty C (NG)
Gobisiqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe (SA)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Maradona – Niniola (NG)
Yolo Yolo – Seyi Shay (NG)
If – Davido (NG)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Maleek Berry (NG)
Kiddominant (NG)
DJ Maphorisa (SA)
Masterkraft (NG)
Julz (GH, UK)
Young John (NG)

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie (GH)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Davido (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)

 

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See Full List Of Nominees For 2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

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The nominees list for the prestigious SoundCity MVP Awards has been announced. The award which has been scheduled to hold on the 12th January, 2018 at Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos have the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Olamide in competition for the Best Male MVP category.

Meanwhile, Tiwa Savage, Simi, Niniola, Vanessa Mdee will be competing for the Best Female MVP Award. The likes of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, AKA and other artistes also occupy the nominee list in different categories.

See Full List Below;

BEST MALE MVP

Davido (NG)
Runtown (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Sarkodie (GH)
Navio (UG)
2face Idibia (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)
Olamide (NG)

BEST FEMALE MVP

Tiwa Savage (NG)
Simi (NG)
Niniola (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Bucie (SA)
Babes Wodumo (SA)
Becca (GH)
Seyi Shay (NG)
Vanessa Mdee (TZ)

BEST NEW ACT

Maleek Berry (NG)
Mayorkun (NG)
Dice Ailes (NG)
Small Doctor (NG)
Nadia Nakai (SA)
Aslay (TZ)

BEST POP

Kiss Daniel (NG)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Simi (NG)
Davido (NG)
Maleek Berry (NG)
Niniola (NG)
Wande Coal (NG)
Reekado Banks (NG)

BEST HIP HOP

M.I. Abaga (NG)
Sarkodie (GH)
Cassper Nyovest (GH)
Olamide (NG)
Nasty C (NG)
Falz (NG)
Kwesta (SA)
AKA (SA)

BEST COLLABORATION

Particular – Major Lazer ft Patoranking, Ice Prince, Jidenna & Nasty C (NG)
Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid (NG)
Tonite – R2bees ft Wizkid (GH)
Ma Girl – Toofan ft Patoranking (TG)
Akanamali – Sun-EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto (SA)
Painkiller – Sarkodie ft Runtown (GH)
Booty Language – Skales ft Sarkodie (NG)
Juice – Ycee ft Maleek Berry (NG)
Love Again – C4 Pedro ft Sauti Sol (AG)
Iskaba – Wande Coal ft DJ Tunez (NG)
Don’t Forget To Pray – AKA ft Anatii (SA)
Na Wash – Becca ft Patoranking (GH)
Telli Person – Timaya ft Phyno & Olamide (NG)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Davido (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
AKA (SA)
Vanessa Mdee (TZ)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)

BEST GROUP/DUO

Sauti Sol (KE)
Toofan (TG)
Mafikizolo (SA)
Mi Casa (SA)
Destruction Boys (SA)
VVIP (GH)
R2bees (GH)
Navy Kenzo (TZ)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid (NG)
You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life – M.I. Abaga (NG)
Closer – Wizkid ft Drake (NG)
UoK – Nasty C (SA)
10 Fingers – AKA & Anatii (SA)
Whole Thing – Frank Casino & Riky Rick (SA)
Been Calling – Maleek Berry (NG)
Kololo – Banky W (NG)
Aall Hail – Khuli Chana (SA)
If – Davido (NG)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Penalty – Small Doctor (NG)
Wo – Olamide (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)
If – Davido (NG)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Come Closer – Wizkid ft Drake (NG)
Joromi – Simi (NG)
Seduce Me – Alikiba (TZ)
Gobisoqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe (SA)
Akanamali – Sun-EL Musician (SA)
Leg Over – Mr Eazi (NG)

VIEWERS’ CHOICE

Wo – Olamide (NG)
If – Davido (NG)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Living Things – 9ice (NG)
Yeba – Kiss Daniel (NG)
Iskaba – Wande Coal (NG)
Tonight – Nonso Amadi (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)

LISTENERS’ CHOICE

Wo – Olamide (NG)
Gaga Shuffle – 2face Idibia (NG)
UoK – Nasty C (NG)
Gobisiqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe (SA)
Mad Over You – Runtown (NG)
Maradona – Niniola (NG)
Yolo Yolo – Seyi Shay (NG)
If – Davido (NG)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Maleek Berry (NG)
Kiddominant (NG)
DJ Maphorisa (SA)
Masterkraft (NG)
Julz (GH, UK)
Young John (NG)

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie (GH)
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Davido (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Shatta Wale (GH)

 

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Crystal Palace Looking To Sign Monaco’s Guido Carrillo To Aid Goal Scoring Crisis

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Crystal Palace are targeting Monaco’s Guido Carrillo to solve their striker shortage, according to the Press Association.

An injury to the Belgian earlier this season led to Hodgson starting wingers Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend in an unorthodox front two, and while the 27-year-old is again fit, he is struggling to score.

PA understands an approach has already been made for Guido Carrillo, 26, who has impressed for Ligue 1 champions Monaco following Kylian Mbappe’s departure to Paris St Germain.

Following a challenging start to the season the Argentinian has scored five goals in Monaco’s past nine games, and is considered the solution Palace require at a time when a further winger, Bakary Sako, is also being used as a striker.

Hodgson has remained supportive of Benteke, while also warning him Palace “cannot afford to carry anyone”, and discussing his hopes for January, said: “We have only got one recognised centre-forward in Chrstian Benteke. Bakary Sako was signed as a winger.

“We have only got two goalkeepers in the club, which I don’t think is anywhere near enough for Premier League football. We saw what happened when Wayne Hennessey had a back spasm the other day at West Brom.

“In central midfield we don’t have enough cover, and with Luka Milivojevic out we find ourselves shorter there.

“Those are the positions we would like to strengthen and cover.”

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Mauro Icardi Very Happy At Inter Milan, Says His Wife Wanda Nara

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Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi would choose to spend the rest of his career at the San Siro, according to his wife and agent Wanda Nara.

Icardi, who is Inter’s captain, has established himself as one of the most feared strikers in Europe and has subsequently caught the eye at Real Madrid.

Nara, who represents the Argentinian, insists she is unaware of any interest from Madrid and says the striker would love to see out his career at Inter.

“Mauro’s heart and those of our children are nerazzurro (Inter). We hope to be at Inter always, it depends on the club. I do not know anything about Real Madrid, I am not saying either yes nor no. If it was up to Mauro he would stay at Inter all his life, but it depends on other things,” she said on the TV programme Verissimo.

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