Maguire again linked with switch to Manchester United

Cape City – Leicester City are set to face a new battle to
retain defender Harry Maguire from the clutches of Manchester United, according
to reviews.The 26-year-old was heavily connected with a move to Old
Trafford previous summertime off the back of his amazing performances for England
during their march to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.Even so, then Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho unsuccessful to secure
the services of Maguire as he opted to remain at King Energy Stadium in which he
penned a new five-yr deal.But refreshing reports are suggesting that United will make a
renewed try to signal Maguire when the summer time transfer window opens for
business no matter of who is in long-lasting cost.Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers pressured his need to preserve
players like Maguire at the club, but he admitted it could be tricky if big
income is supplied and the player expresses a drive to go away.He reported on arrival: “All we can do is the do the job at the
club that can persuade the players to remain. There will generally be chances,
but we will deal with that when it comes.”We want to build an ecosystem in which they want to
remain.”It is believed Leicester would command £50million for Maguire
if United or any other club wishes to signal him this summer months.


Morocco’s Adel Taarabt linked with Spanish move – 2018 FIFA World Cup

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 18:30

Genoa’s Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt has been linked with a move to Spain’s La Liga following his strong form this season.

The 28-year-old Atlas Lions player has been a standout figure for Genoa in Serie A, making 13 appearances (12 starts) and racking up two goals.

His efforts have mostly been in vain, with Genoa sitting just above the relegation zone after 14 rounds, but they have attracted attention from elsewhere in Europe.

Calcio Mercato reports that Taarabt is being closely monitored by Spanish giants Sevilla (amongst others), who are poised to make a move for the player at the end of the season.

The versatile attacking midfielder is currently on loan at Genoa from Portuguese side Benfica, and has also featured for Lens, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Fulham and Milan in his club career.

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Nigeria’s Shehu Abdullahi linked to Merseyside duo – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Scent ition

Sunday Nov 26, 2017. 13:00

Nigerian defender Shehu Abdullahi has been linked with Premier League duo Liverpool and Everton.

Abdullai, 24, plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta and a source at his agent’s company has revealed growing transfer interest.

“Yes, we have offers from Spain, France, Italy and Merseyside clubs in England,” quote a source at player agency Mitem Sports Sprl.

“We will study which offer is best for our client, since he will be a free agent after the World Cup.”

Abdullahi is a versatile defender capable of playing right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield.

He has also represented Kano Pillars, Kuwaiti side Qadsia SC and Portugal’s Uniao da Madeira in his senior club career, and was part of Nigeria’s bronze medal-winning squad at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Uganda’s Ivan Ntege linked with a move to South African giants Orlando Pirates – Botswana Premier League 2017/18

Ivan Ntege of Uganda gets away from Youssouf Kabore of Burkina Faso during the 2014 CAF African Nations Championships Group B football match between Uganda and Burkina Faso at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 12 January 2014

Staff Reporter

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017. 14:30

Uganda and Township Rollers midfielder Ivan Ntege has attracted interest in the South African Premier Soccer League, with Orlando Pirates keeping tabs on him.

According to media reports in Botswana, Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a former Cranes mentor, is known to be a fan of the Ugandan international.

With Rollers open to listening to offers, the Botswana Premier League outfit could part ways with Ntege and Tshepo Matete who is linked with a move to AmaZulu.

Speaking to the Sunday Standard newspaper in Botswana, Rollers spokesperson Bafana Pheto says they are yet to receive offers regarding their duo.

“We are open to offers regarding any of our players and encourage our players to work hard to gain recognition in big leagues,” Pheto told Sunday Standard.

“We will not stand in any way of players if offers come forth but at the moment we have not heard anything formal but aware of such rumours,”

Although Pheto declined to divulge the duo’s worth in the transfer market, he insists they would hold discussions at management level to decide on the value of players.

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Ghanaian linked Eddie Nketiah off to perfect Arsenal start – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Bertin Basson

Wednesday Oct 25, 2017. 17:30

Eddie Nketiah rose off the bench to great effect as Arsenal clinched a narrow 2-1 win over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.

The 18-year-old, who was not even born when Arsene Wenger took aver as head coach at the Gunners, bagged a brace for the North London club as they sealed their place in the next round.

Nketiah scored with his first touch in the 85th minute to pull the sides level at the Emirates, before netting the winner in extra-time from a Mohamed Elneny corner-kick.


Born in England, Nketiah is also eligible to play for Ghana at international level.

The forward has already represented the Three Lions at youth level, netting seven goals in four appearances.

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Islam Slimani linked with French duo – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Islam Slimani celebrates a goal for Leicester City

Helder Ribiero

Monday Aug 28, 2017. 15:00

Leicester City’s Algerian striker Islam Slimani has been linked with a move to French Ligue 1 side’s Olympique Marseille and Monaco.

The Fennec Foxes star has been put up for sale by the club, though manager Craig Shakespeare has indicated that he would like to keep the player in his squad.

The Leicester boss saw Slimani score two goals in a League Cup clash last midweek and handed him a substitute appearance in their loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

However, Sky Sports claims that Monaco are ready to move for Slimani and will try to land the player should they sell Paris Saint-Germain target Kylian Mbappe.

Marseille are also interested in the Algerian striker, who was the subject of a failed €14m offer by Watford last weekend.

Slimani will turn his focus to international football this week, with the player included in Algeria’s squad for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Zambia.

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Wilfried Bony linked with return to Swansea – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony

Graeme Jackson

Monday Aug 14, 2017. 13:00

Swansea City are reportedly hoping to re-sign Ivory Coast attacker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City.

The Mirror reports that Swansea are keen on a cut-price deal for the Elephants striker, who is unwanted at the Citizens.

Bony, 28, joined Stoke City on loan last season but struggled to establish himself under coach Mark Hughes and spent most of the second half of the campaign in limbo.

He has since returned to parent club Man City, but is not part of coach Pep Guardiola’s plans for the 2017/18 season.

This has led to Swansea’s interest, with the Welsh club hoping to sign Bony on the cheap and bring him back to the Liberty Stadium.

The Ivorian enjoyed a prolific spell at the Swans from 2013 to 2015, before signing for Man City in a £30million transfer.

Bony has also been linked with a move to Italian side Sampdoria, with the player reportedly valued at £13million by City.

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Luc Eymael linked with Uganda job

Luc Eymael, ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Bertin Basson

Friday Jul 28, 2017. 11:30

Former Polokwane City head coach Luc Eymael has been contacted by the Uganda Football Association (FUFA) regarding the country’s head coaching position, according to

With reports persisting that Milutin Sredojevic will return to Orlando Pirates in coming weeks, the Cranes have started their search for ‘Micho’s replacement with Eymael revealing that he is in line for the job.

Eymael, who is not afraid to speak his mind, told the South African publication that his CV is with FUFA as they contemplate life after the coach that guided them to a first AFCON appearance in 38 years.


“They [FUFA] already contacted me yesterday [Wednesday], in case of separation with ‘Micho’ [Sredojevic],” Eymael told “[But] it’s not yet done with ‘Micho’.”

“If they asked for my file [CV], it is for that [head coach] and not to pump balls,” he continued. “I can’t say more than what I just told you – Micho’s separation is not yet finalised with Fufa.

“My file is there, like I told you. It seems they are interested, but I can’t say more now.”

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Algeria’s Aissa Mandi linked with move to Rennes – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

Reims defender Aissa Mandi

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jul 12, 2017. 19:00

Algerian international Aissa Mandi has been linked with a move to Stade Rennais, where he could reunite with Christian Gourcuff.

L’Equipe reports that former Algerian national team coach Gourcuff has made the 25-year-old Mandi one of his transfer targets ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Mandi, who was born in France but has represented the Fennec Foxes since 2014 and played for them at the World Cup and two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, is currently on the books of Spanish side Real Betis.

He joined Betis on a five-year deal in June 2016, having previously played for French side Stade de Reims. Mandi enjoyed a solid first season in La Liga, appearing in 26 matches and contributing two goals.

Rennes already has three Algerian players on its books: Mehdi Zeffane, Ramy Bensebaini and Rais M’Bohli.

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Huddersfield linked with Ghana’s Rahman – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Ghana defender, Baba Rahman

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jul 12, 2017. 10:00

Chelsea’s Ghanaian left-back Baba Rahman has been linked with a move to Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town.

The 23-year-old Black Stars player joined Chelsea from Augsburg in 2015, but struggled to establish himself as a regular.

Rahman then joined Schalke 04 on a season-long loan deal in 2016 and impressed in the Bundesliga and European competitions.

However, his campaign in Gelsenkirchen was cut short when he picked up a serious knee injury at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and returned to Chelsea for rehabilitation.

There have been rumours that the player will return for another loan spell at Schalke, while the likes of Newcastle United, Everton and Bournemouth have also been linked with Rahman.

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