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.


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT :Jean Michael Seri – Ivorian open to PSG switch

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 13:00

Ivory Coast international Jean Michael Seri has expressed his desire to join French Ligue 1 rivals Paris-Saint Germain.

The Nice midfielder, who has watched his club side fail to replicate the sort of form they produced last season, has been dominating the news of late – despite a rather underwhelming run of form for the 26-year-old personally.

Seri attracted strong interest from Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona in the European summer, only for a proposed deal to fall through.

The former versatile playmaker, though, is hopeful that a big money move will come his way sooner rather than later, with Arsenal and PSG possible destinations.

When asked if there had been contact from PSG, Seri told Le Parisien: “Yes, there have been, especially with the sports director Antero Henrique.

“If I leave Nice, it will be for a team where I feel desired and who play good football.

“Paris has this philosophy, to which I am very attached. So why not?”

Seri has been directly involved in five goals in 15 appearances across all competitions this season, as Nice continue to struggle at the wrong end of the league standings.

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Omar Gaber completes MLS switch – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Mohamed Salah of Egypt (l) looks at Omar Gaber of Egypt

Bertin Basson

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017. 20:00

Egypt international Omar Gaber is the latest African set to ply his trade in the Major Soccer League, after penning a deal with newly formed Los Angeles FC.

The 25-year-old will officially join the LA club on-loan in the United States of America on 1 January 2018, from Swiss club Basel.

Gaber has struggled for game time since his move from Zamalek, but he will be confident to regain his form in the USA where he will link up with former Pharaohs boss Bob Bradley.



“I joined Los Angeles FC because I want to play, that did not happen with FC Basel so I decided to leave and try my luck with another side,” he is quoted as saying.


“Bob Bradley helped convince me and him being the head coach made the decision to join an easy one,” he added.

“I’m so happy to join Los Angeles FC they have a big project to build a very good team and I would like to be a part of that.

“I have many goals for the future one is to play again in Europe – especially the English Premier League,” he concluded.

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Serge Aurier’s Spurs switch draws closer – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier

Graeme Jackson

Sunday Aug 27, 2017. 14:30

Paris Saint-Germain’s Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier is reportedly set for a switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Elephants right-back underwent a medical assessment in Paris on Friday and is set to complete a move to London for a fee of £23-million – subject to the acquisition of a work permit.

Aurier, 24, was handed a two-month suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer in Paris in 2016 and is currently banned from entering the UK.

However, it is believed his appeal against the sentence will be successful and allow the player to obtain the necessary paperwork.

Sky Sports reports that Spurs have pipped Manchester United in the race for the West African star, who is surplus to requirements at PSG following their capture of Dani Alves.

Aurier is set to serve as a replacement for Kyle Walker, who was sold by Spurs to Premier League rivals Manchester City.

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Umar Sadiq set for Torino switch – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Aug 16, 2017. 17:00

Nigeria Under-23 international Umar Sadiq is on the verge of leaving Roma for fellow Italian Serie A club, Torino, according to reports.

Respected Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, confirmed on Tuesday that the lanky forward will head to Torino on a season-long loan deal, with the club having the option to buy him outright for a fee of €6 million.


Roma, though, have also reportedly inserted a buy-back clause into his contract – if the Nigerian were to start firing in the foreseeable future.

Sadiq, who has also played for Spezia and Bologna, was the star for Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympics as the ‘Dream Team’ claimed bronze with a 3-2 win over Honduras in Belo Horizonte.

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Nigeria’s Kayode set for Manchester City switch – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Aug 14, 2017. 13:30

Manchester City are reportedly close to signing Nigerian striker Olarenwaju Kayode from Austria on a four-year deal.

Reports in Europe indicate that the Cityzens are set to sign Nigeria international, but will send him on a season-long loan to Spanish side Girona.

The 24-year-old striker finished as the top scorer in Austria’s top flight last season with 17 goals in 33 games.

Kayode netted 24 goals in 48 matches for Vienna last season including two goals in two games against Roma in the Europa League.

According to the BBC website, the Etihad Stadium-based outfit is yet to officially announce the deal for Kayode.

The forward has also played for Cote d’Ivoire’s ASEC Mimosas, FC Luzern in Switzerland, Maccabi Netanya in Isreal and has represented Nigeria at the 2009 and 2011 U17 and U20 FIFA World Cups respectively.

He made his debut for the Super Eagles in an international friendly against Senegal in March and has featured three times for the three-time African Champions.

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Kwadwo Asamoah set for Galatasaray switch? – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Aug 09, 2017. 16:00

Juventus and Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah could be set for a transfer to Galatasaray, according to media reports in Turkey.

The 28-year-old Black Stars veteran has been linked with a move away from the Italian champions, having lost his place as a regular in their starting XI.

The former Udinese midfielder is said to be keen on a switch to the Turkish capital Istanbul and has requested that Juve allow him to leave.

Gala are prepared to offer €9-million for the versatile West African but Juventus are reportedly holding out for €12-million.

Should Asamoah complete the move, he will join fellow Ghanaians Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye and Asamoah Gyan in the Turkish Superlig.

Asamoah’s contract with Juventus runs until the end of the 2017/18 season.

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Ghanaian international Agyemang Badu completes loan switch to Bursaspor – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Aug 03, 2017. 14:00

Ghanaian international midfielder Agyemang Badu has thanked Udinese for his loan switch to Bursaspor.

Badu has since thanked the management of the Italian side as he will now play his football in Turkey in the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Reports reveal that the 26-year-old will spend the next season at Bursaspor after playing 29 times for Udinese last season.


On the other hand, he also made five appearances at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations for the Black Stars in Gabon.

“Wow wow wow, what a wonderful family I have been with for the past 7 years,” Badu said on social media.

“The president of Udinese and his family, management members, technical team, medical team, physiotherapists, all my colleague footballers, the media and my lovely supporters of Udinese.

“Thank you thank you for everything. God bless us all.”

The West African has been at the club since 2010 after joining from Ghanaian side Berekum Chelsea.

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Ahmed Elmohamady set for Aston Villa switch – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017. 15:00

Ahmed Elmohamady has had the release clause in his contract with Hull City activated by Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports.

The Egyptian player is reportedly returning from the Tigers’ preseason tour in Portugal to have talks with Villa.

Should the Birmingham club complete a deal for the versatile Pharaohs man, it will be the third time that manager Steve Bruce has signed him.

Bruce also brought Elmohamady to Sunderland in 2010 and Hull in 2012.

Despite the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League last season, the Egyptian was one of the club’s top performing players and appeared in 41 matches across all competitions.

Bruce is looking to build a Villa team capable of securing promotion back to the English top flight and has already secured the services of former Chelsea captain John Terry.

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Algeria to switch Zambia home qualifier from Blida to Constantine – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Adlane Guedioura of Algeria challenges Mohamed Ben Amor of Tunisia during the Afcon Group B match between Algeria and Tunisia on the 19 January 2017 at Franceville Stadium, Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Graeme Jackson

Monday Jul 10, 2017. 19:00

Algeria intend on moving their home 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on September 5 to the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine, it was revealed this past weekend.

The Fennec Foxes and Chipololo will meet in a double header in Group B in the next two rounds of 2018 World Cup qualifying matches, with the teams first meeting in a Matchday 3 clash in Lusaka at the National Heroes Stadium on September 2.

Three days later they will meet in the return game in Constantine, rather than the expected venue of Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida.

Kheireddine Zetchi of the Algerian FA confirmed the development in a press conference this past weekend: “We will play the first leg against Zambia on September 2 in Lusaka and three days later we will face Same team here in Algeria.

“We plan to organise the meeting in Constantine. This is a decision we made after a first delegation visited the city. I can even tell you that the report was very positive.”

Zetchi added, “Even the players are not against the idea of playing the encounter of Zambia in Constantine.

“Indeed, they want to discover new cities and perform in towns in the interior of the country. That’s why we opted for the Constantine Stadium.”

It was also confirmed that 32,000 tickets will be sold for the match against Zambia at the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium

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