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Man United Star, Marcus Rashford, Wins GQ’s Campaigner Of The Year Award For His Charity Work

Frankie Omokhua Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford, has been recognised for his work in helping to feed vulnerable children by men's monthly magazine, GQ. Rashford won the outlet's Campaigner of the Year award and features on the front cover of the winter issue, set to be released next week. The England international forced the Government into a second U-turn in five months in November as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, agreed to fund an extra £400million of free school meals.  Rashford, who has been honoured with an MBE for his efforts, has spearheaded efforts to ensure that vulnerable children are not left to go hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic and works closely alongside charity FareShare to help those in need.  “We're just at the be...
FINALLY: Aubameyang Signs A New £350,000-per-week, 3-Year Contract At Arsenal
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FINALLY: Aubameyang Signs A New £350,000-per-week, 3-Year Contract At Arsenal

Frankie Omokhua Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally put pen to paper on a bumper new Arsenal contract in what is a major boost for manager, Mikel Arteta's rebuilding project. The 31-year-old has signed terms until 2023 worth an initial £250,000-a-week but bonuses included in the contract can take it beyond the £350,000-a-week paid to highest earner Mesut Ozil. “I signed da ting! It's finally done, I am really really happy to be staying here,” Aubameyang said. “This is my home. It's a great day. I want to become an Arsenal legend and leave a legacy. It's the time to work a lot but for sure I will give my best, as always”. “Signing for this special club was never in doubt. It's thanks to our fans, my team-mates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel l...
Chelsea’s Tomori Close To Joining Everton On A Season-Long Deal
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Chelsea’s Tomori Close To Joining Everton On A Season-Long Deal

Frankie Omokhua Chelsea centre back, Fikayo Tomori, is reportedly on the verge of joining Everton as Carlo Ancelotti continues to add to his first-team squad this summer.  After signing Napoli midfielder, Allan at the weekend for £22million, the Toffees brought in Real Madrid playmaker, James Rodriguez, on Monday.  Now, it looks as though Ancelotti will add to his ranks defensively, with Chelsea keen for 22-year-old Tomori to gain some regular first-team football in the Premier League, and talks are at an advanced stage according to reports.  The report details that Tomori also attracted interest from Rennes and Newcastle but a move to Goodison Park is the most likely scenario currently.  Tomori first worked under Chelsea bo...
Willian Joins Arsenal On A 3-Year Deal, Vows To Help Gunners Fight For Premier League Title And European Trophies
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Willian Joins Arsenal On A 3-Year Deal, Vows To Help Gunners Fight For Premier League Title And European Trophies

Frankie Omokhua Arsenal on Friday confirmed the free signing of former Chelsea winger, Willian, on its Twitter account, with the Brazilian set to earn an astonishing £220,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium. The 32-year-old signed the Brazilian on a three-year contract and handed the number 12 shirt. In a media chat, Willian disclosed he is at the Emirates to win the Premier League title and European trophies with Arsenal after manager, Mikel Arteta, convinced him to sign.  He further revealed that a conversation with Arteta persuading him to join them and wants to help the club improve on their disappointing eighth-place finish in the Premier League this season. Though, Willian's basic salary is lower than he earned at Chelsea, when bonuses, a ...
Crystal Palace Fails To Meet QPR’s Transfer Fee For Eberechi Eze
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Crystal Palace Fails To Meet QPR’s Transfer Fee For Eberechi Eze

Frankie Omokhua   Crystal Palace is set to miss out on Queens Park Rangers attacking midfielder, Eberechi Eze, after refusing to meet the Championship's side £20million valuation.  The Eagles made an offer with an initial payment of £8million up front, with a further £4m in add-ons to take the total package to £12million. However, some of those add-ons were rather ambitious and based on the team qualifying for European competitions. QPR thought the add-on clauses were unrealistic and have asked Crysal Palace to make another bid in the region of their £20m valuation, according to the Sun.  Palace has since told QPR that they don't believe Eze is worth any more than a £10million fee up front. With interest from elsewhere, QPR are rather u...
Willian ‘Agrees 3-Year Arsenal Deal On A Weekly Wage Of £100,000
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Willian ‘Agrees 3-Year Arsenal Deal On A Weekly Wage Of £100,000

Frankie Omokhua Chelsea star, Willian, has reportedly agreed a three-year contract worth £100,000 per week with Arsenal.  The 31-year-old was locked in talks over fresh terms to remain at Stamford Bridge, but, has chosen to move on after Chelsea refused to offer him the long-term deal he had demanded. Two years were on the table but the player wanted three. Frank Lampard was keen to retain Willian and extend his seven-year spell in West London, but, Arsenal has stepped in to seal the deal on a free transfer.  Reports say the switch is expected to be officially announced by both parties later this month.  Blues boss, Lampard, is even said to have appealed to Chelsea's hierarchy directly to bring an end to the impasse surrounding Willian's...
Premier League Clubs Vote Against Use Of Five Substitutes Next Season
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Premier League Clubs Vote Against Use Of Five Substitutes Next Season

Frankie Omokhua English Premier League clubs voted against continuing to allow the use of five substitutes in each game next season at their annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday. Clubs were allowed to increase the number of substitutes from three per match in the 2019-20 campaign when the league restarted in June, after a three-month hiatus due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Teams will revert to using up to three substitutes per match in the 2020-21 campaign, with a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench, the league said in a statement. Soccer’s rule-making body, IFAB, in May thid year, changed the rules governing the maximum number of substitutes, looking to help teams battling possible fixture congestion as they tried to complete the season in a short perio...
Nigerian Agent, Obasi, Confident Man U Will Complete Jadon Sancho’s Transfer
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Nigerian Agent, Obasi, Confident Man U Will Complete Jadon Sancho’s Transfer

Frankie Omokhua There are indications that Manchester United will agree a 5-year deal with Borussia Dortmund striker, Jadon Sancho, for a move to Old Trafford. According to The Sun, Emeka Obasi, the Nigerian agent who mediates for Sancho was quoted to have dropped the hint. "The player's agent Emeka Obasi has recently been busy doing other deals notably [Bukayo] Saka's new deal at Arsenal," Journalist Ian McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast”."But, he is still hopeful that United will be able to agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund". Reports monitored on Monday say United are close to agreeing personal terms in principle on a five-year contract with Sancho, as discussions continue at an advanced stage with Borussia Dortmund over the structure of the transfer fee. Dor...
FA CUP FINAL: Arsenal Reveals New Jersey, As Chelsea Plans Jersey Tribute To Their 1970 Wembley Success
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FA CUP FINAL: Arsenal Reveals New Jersey, As Chelsea Plans Jersey Tribute To Their 1970 Wembley Success

Frankie Omokhua Arsenal have revealed their shirts for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea as they move the Black Lives Matter, NHS and Heads Up badges to the back. The Gunners got creative with their jerseys after Heads Up - the Prince William-led mental health charity, asked to add a patch to their kits.  Arsenal have now moved the NHS and BLM patches to the back of their shirts underneath the number, while Chelsea have shifted the NHS to the back of the jersey and will put the BLM message on their shorts. Arsenal's shirt will have its main sponsor Emirates on the front while the sleeves will have 'Visit Rwanda'.  The Gunners will be wearing the shirts on August 1 as they bid to win their 14th FA Cup in the all-London affai...
Saudi Arabia Consortium Withdraws Interest In Taking Over Newcastle
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Saudi Arabia Consortium Withdraws Interest In Taking Over Newcastle

Frankie Omokhua A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has withdrawn its interest in acquiring Newcastle United Football Club; it made this known in a statement on Thursday. The group, which includes PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers, said the process which is faced with global uncertainty had rendered the potential investment no longer commercially viable. Papers regarding the proposed takeover were lodged with the Premier League in April and were still being scrutinized before this development. The PIF had been set to take an 80 per cent stake in the Premier League club under the terms of the deal, which was understood to be worth just over £300m. The decision will be a blow to Newcastle fans, who hoped the planned takeover might lead to si...
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