Category : Sports

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 14:21:47

Barca’s Rakitic unmoved by transfer rumours

Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, accepts that his days at the Nou Camp may be numbered, but says he is concerned with concentrating on preparation for next season with the Spanish champions. He stated this at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday following the arrival of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax and 31-year-old Sergio Busquets signing a new five-year deal last year with the club. Barcelona’s midfield is looking a little crowded and the Croat could be the man to be shipped out in the summer. Speaking ahead of his side’s pre-season match against Chelsea in Japan on Tuesday, Rakitic admitted that it was awkward talking about his future, but that he was used to the rumours. “Does it bother me? No, it doesn’t. I have to understand soccer in general works like that,” the midfielder when asked about any impending move. “In some way it also fills me with pride because if other teams ask about me it is because I am doing things really well.” Rakitic said he was simply trying to enjoy his soccer at Barca as they seek to put disappointments of recent seasons behind them. “I think the club has other things to do right now other than speak about my issues,” the 31-year-old said. Read Also: Barca re-sign Cucurella from Eibar Coach Enesto Valverde has an embarrassment of riches when it comes...

Sports / Soccer - 2019-07-22 13:30:04

Chelsea take decision on Reece James joining EPL rival

Chelsea have finally decided not to let Striker Reece James leave the club for English Premier League London rivals, Crystal Palace. According to Daily Star, Frank Lampard’s side has rejected a £20million bid from Crystal Palace over the signature of their 19-year-old attacker. The newspaper is reporting that Palace want James as Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s replacement […] Chelsea take decision on Reece James joining EPL rival

Sports / Soccer - 2019-07-22 11:04:30

Transfer: Zidane under attack over comment on Bale

A former Liverpool striker, Dean Saunders has criticised Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, for saying that it would be best for everyone if Forward Gareth Bale leaves the Los Blancos soon. DAILY POST had reported that Zidane over the weekend, told reporters after his side’s 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly encounter […] Transfer: Zidane under attack over comment on Bale

Sports / Soccer - 2019-07-22 11:00:43

Transfer: Arsenal agree five-year deal with new defender

Arsenal have agreed on personal terms with Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney. According to Football Insider, the 22-year-old is on the verge of joining Unai Emery’s side after agreeing on a five-year deal with the Gunners over a summer switch. The newspaper is reporting that Arsenal will triple Tierney’s current salary of £25,000-a-week wages when he […] Transfer: Arsenal agree five-year deal with new defender

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:54:31

Nigerian Striker Tammy Abraham Joins Chelsea Training Ahead Of Barcelona Friendly

Chelsea have been handed a boost ahead of their pre-season friendly against Barcelona, after Tammy Abraham returned to training. Abraham’s return to training, will give manager Frank Lampard a chance to assess the striker, before deciding his future at Stamford Bridge. Lampard revealed the player did not feature in the 1-0 defeat to Kawasaki Frontale last week, because he was suffering from tonsillitis. However, Abraham trained with the rest of the squad, as seen in the pictures published by Chelsea on their official website. The one-time Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) target has spent three successive seasons on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa. After the Barcelona game, the Blues will meet Reading (July 28), RB Salzburg (July 31) and Borussia Monchengladbach (August 3). The post Nigerian Striker Tammy Abraham Joins Chelsea Training Ahead Of Barcelona Friendly appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:52:42

PREMIER LEAGUE!! Juan Mata Sends Message To Paul Pogba (READ)

Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata has sent a message to teammate, Paul Pogba. Mata asked the Frenchman to remain at Old Trafford, describing him as an influential midfielder. Pogba had publicly admitted he was open to “a new challenge somewhere else.” Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola also said the 26-year-old was desiring to leave amid interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus. “We all know Paul and he’s a fantastic midfielder and he’s a very good guy, very positive, good influence for everyone,” Mata said, according to Independent, UK. “I think he’s happy, he brings everyone together. “But I cannot speak for other people. I can speak for myself, for my present and my future in the club. “And obviously as a team-mate, and as a friend also, I would like him to stay and to be happy because he is a very good player for us, but I cannot say much else.” & The post PREMIER LEAGUE!! Juan Mata Sends Message To Paul Pogba (READ) appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:50:46

Gareth Bale To Get £1Million Per Week If He Goes To This New Club

Beijing Guoan are ready to make Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale the highest-paid player in Chinese football history, by offering him a route out of Real Madrid, the UK Telegraph reports. Real manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed the club are working on Bale’s departure, which he expects to happen in day. His comments prompted the Welshman’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, to call Zidane “a disgrace”. Barnett also suggested there could be a surprise in terms of where Bale goes next and it is understood Beijing Guoan have already expressed their interest in taking the 30-year-old. Guaon are not the only club interested in Bale, but they are one of the few who want to to match or even increase his £600,000-a-week Real wages. It is believed they are willing to pay the Welshman an eye-watering £1million per week. Estimated to be among the wealthiest clubs in China, Guaon have previously proved their ability to spend big, by signing striker Cedric Bakambu from Villarreal for over £35 million. The post Gareth Bale To Get £1Million Per Week If He Goes To This New Club appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:47:38

‘I Hope We Sign World-Class Players’ – Iwobi Denies Arsenal Exit Reports

The 23-year-old was reported to be concerned about his playing time if the Ivory Coast international completed a permanent switch to Emirates Stadium Alex Iwobi has dismissed reports linking him with an Arsenal exit by claiming he wants the Gunners to sign ‘world-class’ players. Arsenal have been heavily linked with Wilfried Zaha this summer but they are yet to meet Crystal Palace’s valuation of the Ivorian talisman. Iwobi admitted the arrival of the Ivorian talisman would ‘add more stress’ to his chances of playing regularly but he won’t be sitting on the bench indefinitely. In contrast, the Nigeria international told Goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, he would welcome competition from the Gunners’ transfer targets including Yannick Carrasco, if they arrive. The recent reports placed his future at Emirates Stadium in doubt but he has come out to assure fans he would stay put in Unai Emery’s team for the next campaign. See screenshot of his tweet below:- “Fake news and click bait! I don’t know why some newspapers enjoy twisting words. I hope we sign world-class players at Arsenal and progress as a team. I’m looking forward to the new season,” Iwobi tweeted. In August 2018, Iwobi signed a long-term con...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:32:49

‘Signing Neymar Will Be HARD For Barcelona’- Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann says Barcelona must complete a “difficult” transfer for Neymar before he starts contemplating an all-star attack with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo denied there has been a “concrete offer” for Neymar over the weekend, after Sky Germany reported Barcelona had offered £90m plus two players for the 27-year-old. Griezmann completed his transfer to Barcelona earlier this month but the fee is still being disputed by his former club Atletico Madrid, and he expects his new team to face another challenge to seal Neymar’s return to the Nou Camp. Asked what it would be like to have Neymar join him, Messi and Suarez, Griezmann told Sky Sports News: “We have to get it done first, because it is a difficult transfer. “But he is a great player, he’s had a couple of injuries but is at an incredible level. “We also have [Ousmane] Dembele, [Philippe] Coutinho and Malcom who are also important players for us and lets hope we can achieve great things with them.” Dembele, Coutinho and Malcom were three of the players featured on Barcelona’s six-man list of potential exchange options as part of the deal to sign Neymar. The post ‘Signing Neymar Will Be HARD For Barcel...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:23:31

‘Man United History Deserve Big Trophies’- Mata

Manchester United’s illustrious history demands they start winning “big trophies”, says midfielder Juan Mata. United have gone two seasons without winning anything but Mata believes they can compete for honours again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management. “We know we have to do better than last season,” said the 31-year-old Spain international, who signed a two-year contract in June. “This club has won more trophies than any other club in England.” United have not won the Premier League since 2013, the year Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and their last major trophy was the Europa League in May 2017 under Jose Mourinho – three months after winning the Carabao Cup. Solskjaer is Mata’s fifth manager at Old Trafford, an amazing statistic given the club prided itself on stability under Ferguson, who was manager for 26 and a half years. The post ‘Man United History Deserve Big Trophies’- Mata appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:19:26

OMG!! Football Manager Collapse On Bench During Match (See Details)

Dinamo Bucharest manager Eugen Neagoe is in a stable condition after collapsing on the bench during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Universitatea Craiova. Romanian media reported the 51-year-old became unwell in the 25th minute in the Liga 1 fixture in the National Arena. He was given a bottle of water and could be seen breathing heavily on the sidelines shortly before he fainted. Play was halted for 15 minutes as he received treatment, before he was taken to Bucharest’s Floreasca Hospital. Neagoe, who only joined the Liga 1 side in June, is stable and will remain under observation at the hospital, local media later reported. In 2016 Dinamo Bucharest midfielder Patrick Ekeng died, aged 26, of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch. The post OMG!! Football Manager Collapse On Bench During Match (See Details) appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 09:14:02

AFCON: See How Much Algeria, Senegal And Nigeria Will Receive From CAF

African Cup of Nations champions Algeria have received $4.5 million, Senegal $2.5m, while third place contestants Super Eagles and Tunisia earned $2.m. Algeria lifted their second ever AFCON trophy after narrowly beating Senegal 1-0 in the final last Friday night. Following the end of the tournament, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have revealed the prize money for all participant countries. As for hosts Egypt they will receive $670.000 following their disappointing elimination from the round of 16. The prizes will be distributed as follows: Angola and Kenya (Third place in group-stages):- $620.000 Round of 16: $670.000 (Benin, Uganda, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, DR Congo, Cameroon and Ghana) Quarter-finals: $800.000 (Madagascar, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Benin) Semi-finalists: $2 million (Nigeria and Tunisia) Senegal: $2.5 million. Algeria: $4.5 million. (function (document, window) { var c = document.createElement("script"); c.type = "text/javascript"; c.async = !0; c.id = "CleverNTLoader29658"; c.setAttribute("data-target",window.name); c.setAttribute("data-callback","put-your-callback-macro-here"); c.src = "//clevernt.com/scripts/d74944b9417b3eb49b1c4a09af86d2fb.min.js?20190212=" + Math.floor((new Date).getTi...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 08:43:00

MONEY TALKS!! Bale’s New Club Offers To Give Him £1million Per Week

Beijing Guoan are ready to make Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale the highest-paid player in Chinese football history, by offering him a route out of Real Madrid, the UK Telegraph reports. Real manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed the club are working on Bale’s departure, which he expects to happen in day. His comments prompted the Welshman’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, to call Zidane “a disgrace”. Barnett also suggested there could be a surprise in terms of where Bale goes next and it is understood Beijing Guoan have already expressed their interest in taking the 30-year-old. Guaon are not the only club interested in Bale, but they are one of the few who want to to match or even increase his £600,000-a-week Real wages. It is believed they are willing to pay the Welshman an eye-watering £1million per week. Estimated to be among the wealthiest clubs in China, Guaon have previously proved their ability to spend big, by signing striker Cedric Bakambu from Villarreal for over £35 million. The post MONEY TALKS!! Bale’s New Club Offers To Give Him £1million Per Week appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-07-22 08:37:52

SIGN HIM UP!! Bayern Munich Offer David Alaba To This Premier Club

Bayern Munich’s top left-back, David Alaba has been offered to Premier League champions, Manchester City, according to Mundo Deportivo. Bayern are willing to let the Austrian international leave this summer if they can use him in a part-exchange deal for Leroy Sane. The Spanish newspaper reports that Alaba was offered to City as part of a deal that would see Sane return to Germany. However, City have no intention to offload Sane and have refused the offer, despite Benjamin Mendy being set to miss the opening month of the new season. Bayern also reportedly offered Alaba to La Liga champions in a bid to sign Ousmane Dembele, but were met with another rejection. Bayern are struggling to find replacement for Robben and Franck Ribery who both left the club this summer. The post SIGN HIM UP!! Bayern Munich Offer David Alaba To This Premier Club appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

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