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Barcelona replaces SUAREZ

Barcelona reportedly have their eyes set on Valencia’s Spanish striker, Rodrigo Moreno, as they look for replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

source : hi sports

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At 32-year-old and with performances dwindling season on season, it looks like the right time for Barcelona to move on from the Uruguayan.

And according Goal.com, Valencia’s Rodrigo is the man Barcelona have handpicked as the right fit for that all important striking role at Camp Nou.

Rodrigo, 28, is well admired by Ernesto Valverde, who even though may not survive the summer at Camp Nou following a disappointing season, has strongly recommended the striker.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is also interested in Valencia midfielder, Dani Parejo, as they look to add some creative spark that is not Lionel Messi’s to the midfield.

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Barcelona replaces SUAREZ

Barcelona reportedly have their eyes set on Valencia’s Spanish striker, Rodrigo Moreno, as they look for replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

source : hi sports

38172 Read: Suarez,4 Others Responsible For Barcelona’s Defeat Against Liverpool

At 32-year-old and with performances dwindling season on season, it looks like the right time for Barcelona to move on from the Uruguayan.

And according Goal.com, Valencia’s Rodrigo is the man Barcelona have handpicked as the right fit for that all important striking role at Camp Nou.

Rodrigo, 28, is well admired by Ernesto Valverde, who even though may not survive the summer at Camp Nou following a disappointing season, has strongly recommended the striker.

Meanwhile, Barcelona is also interested in Valencia midfielder, Dani Parejo, as they look to add some creative spark that is not Lionel Messi’s to the midfield.

Juventus eyes Paul Pogba, interested in signing United striker

Paul Pogba has two years left on his current Manchester United contract
Paul Pogba has two years left on his current Manchester United contract

Juventus are interested in signing Paul Pogba back from Manchester United, according to Sky in Italy.

source : Sky Sports

The Italian champions have made contact with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola over a potential summer move for the France international.

Sky in Italy understand that Manchester United have been informed of Juventus’ interest.

Pogba spent four seasons with Juventus before rejoining Manchester United in 2016
Pogba spent four seasons with Juventus before rejoining Manchester United in 2016

Pogba first joined Juve on a free transfer in 2012 after struggling to secure regular first-team football at Old Trafford.

The midfielder enjoyed four successful seasons in Turin before rejoining United in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89m.

Pogba has experienced mixed fortunes during his second spell in Manchester, scoring 31 goals in 135 games since returning to the club.

The 2018 World Cup winner still has two years remaining on his current deal at United, with the club holding an option to trigger a further 12-month extension to his contract.

Real Madrid have also been linked with Pogba and the midfielder fuelled speculation he could move to the Bernabeu this summer after describing the club as “a dream for anyone” in April.

Juventus, meanwhile, are still without a manager following Massimiliano Allegri’s departure at the end of the season.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is the favourite to replace Allegri at the Allianz Stadium, according to Sky in Italy.

JAY JAY OKOCHA CHARGED WITH ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDRY IN SCOTLAND . See details

Nigerian-born football superstar, Augustine Okocha on Friday appeared before Aberdeen Sheriff Court , Scotland, for alleged money laundering charges.

Source : hisports

The former Super Eagles captain, and English Premier League footballer is arraigned alongside six others.

The Scottish Sun reports that Okocha’s appearance concerns his alleged involvement in a business in the North-east of Scotland sometime in 2015.

It was learnt that Police opened an investigation in 2015 which spanned two years before charges were brought against Okocha and the other defendants.

But he is being arraigned specifically on one count charge in relation to acquisition, use and possession of criminal property and another relating to concealing, disguising, converting and transferring criminal property.

The retired footballer who scored 14 times for Nigeria in 73 appearances and starred in the country’s 1994 World Cup campaign, is also being tried back home for task evasion.

A Lagos high court had four days ago re-issued an arrest warrant on him after he refused to give account of income of his businesses in the state.

Juventus ready to sign SARRI from Chelsea

Most Chelsea fans may get what they badly wanted afterall as Juventus are reported to have reached an agreement with Maurizio Sarri for a return to Italy.

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However, a final decision won’t be made until after the Champions League final.

The Italian giants are in the market for a new manager following Massimiliano Allegri’s decision to step down.

Juve are keen on Sarri, who had a mixed debut campaign at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea came close to sacking him following a mid-season blip, but he turned it around, guiding them to a third-place finish and both the Carabao Cup and Europa League final.

But some fans are still concerned about his playing style, which he may struggle to improve on if their transfer ban appeal is unsuccessful.

Juve are keen to bring him back to Italy, paving the way for Derby boss Frank Lampard to seal a romantic return to Chelsea.

However, the Old Lady are not ready to commit to Sarri until after Liverpool and Tottenham meet in Madrid this weekend.

Paul Pogba set to leave the REDS to French club

Paul Pogba could be leaving Manchester United this summer after Real Madrid intensify efforts to land him

source : naijanews

– Los Blancos want to offer the Red Devils three star players in exchange for the Frenchman

– The Spanish League giants are also interested in signing Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen

Real Madrid have reportedly lined up three players they will offer Manchester United in a bid to sign Paul Pogba this summer.

The 2018 World Cup winner has been on the radar of Los Blancos since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane few months back.

Pogba was quoted to have admitted that every player would want to play for the Galacticos if they had the opportunity.

The former Juventus, who was criticised for his poor performances towards the end of last season is among Real’s major targets as they continue their rebuilding process.

PSG SCANDAL: Neymar accused of rape

Brazil football player Neymar has denied accusations of rape contained in a Sao Paulo police report seen by Reuters,

source: NAN

He said he had been the victim of an extortion attempt by a lawyer claiming to represent the woman he is alleged to have assaulted.

The accusation was the latest blow for the Brazilian, who last month was stripped of the captaincy of the national team and has seen his international reputation suffer amid incidents of indiscipline.

The woman alleged that Neymar had drunkenly assaulted her this month at an upmarket hotel in the French capital, where he plays for the Paris St Germain club.

“Although he was surprised by the news, the facts were already known to the player and his staff,”

“Considering that a few days ago he was the victim of an attempted extortion, practiced by a lawyer from Sao Paulo who said he represented the interests of the alleged victim,” read the statement.

“The player’s lawyers were immediately notified and have since taken all appropriate steps.

“We completely repudiate the unjust accusations and, above all, the exposure in the press of an extremely negative situation.

“All evidence of attempted extortion and non-rape will be submitted to the police authorities in a timely manner.”

According to the police report, the unnamed woman told investigators in Sao Paulo that she met Neymar on Instagram and he suggested they meet in Paris.

Neymar’s assistant sent her plane tickets and on May 15 she checked in to the Hotel Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe, according to her account.

The Sofitel hotel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The woman told police that Neymar arrived at the hotel that night “apparently drunk,” and that they talked and “caressed”.

“However, at some point, Neymar became aggressive, and through violence, practiced sexual intercourse against the will of the victim,” the police report says.

The woman told police she returned home to Brazil two days later without telling French police about the alleged rape because she was “emotionally shaken and afraid to register the facts in another country,” according to the report.

Neymar’s father, Neymar Sr., earlier told local TV in Brazil the accusations were a trap and that his son would publish social media conversations with his accuser, if necessary.

The player is in Brazil, training with the national football team ahead of this month’s Copa America. Late last month, the country’s football federation replaced him as captain for the tournament with his club mate Dani Alves.

Earlier in May, Neymar was banned for three matches by the French football authorities for hitting a fan after PSG’s French Cup final loss to Rennes, and was also reportedly involved in a dressing room fracas with team mates.

Paris St Germain did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Brazil’s football federation (CBF) declined to comment. (Reuters/NAN)