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Nigeria international Shehu Abdullahi has opened a football academy in his home town in Sokoto state. The school has been set up with the purpose of discovering and grooming talented young footballers hoping to emulate Abdullahi himself. Also, the academy is a deliberate attempt to see the northern state produce


At the completion of catchy transfers, the cliched ‘dream move’ tag is often thrown around, especially when it signifies the player taking a leap of advancement or progression in his career. While Idrissa Gueye’s move from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain represents a significant jump financially for the player, as well


Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers says a fee has been agreed with Manchester United for the sale of Harry Maguire, but the player has yet to negotiate personal terms with the Red Devils. Rogers was speaking to reporters following his side’s pre-season friendly with Atalanta, and also claims the situation


Arsenal have been put off by West Ham’s £60 million ($73m) price tag for defender Issa Diop, according to The Sun. The Gunners are looking to upgrade their back line, but were unwilling to meet the Hammers’ asking price for the 22-year-old Frenchman. Goal


Over the years, Lille have sent a string of players to the Premier League but none have commanded a fee close to the €80 million (£72m/$89m) that Arsenal are set to lavish upon the club to secure the services of attacker Nicolas Pepe. The Gunners have, of course, done business


The winger came in for special praise as the Chelsea head coach reflected on his side’s 5-3 win against Salzburg Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard was delighted with Christian Pulisic’s performance after he starred in a 5-3 friendly win over Salzburg on Wednesday. Pulisic was signed by Chelsea in January,


The wantaway winger was originally given doctors orders to stay in Spain, according to his boss Zinedine Zidane said Gareth Bale “needs to look after his responsibilities” after the player was allegedly photographed playing golf as his Real Madrid team-mates were on a pre-season tour. Bale did not travel with