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Neymar informs Paris Saint-Germain he wants Barcelona return

Image result for neymarReports have it that Neymar has informed PSG chiefs he ‘wants to go home’ after admitting he should ‘never have left’ Barcelona. The Brazilian moved to the French capital from La Liga champions in 2017 for a reported world-record fee of £198m. However, reports coming out of Spain suggest the Selecao star has finally told his current employers that his future does not lie with the Ligue 1 champions.

How footballer Sala died of head injuries, Reports reveal

Image result for Emiliano SalaArgentine footballer Emiliano Sala died of “head and trunk injuries”, an inquest in England heard Monday as it began to examine his death in a plane crash in the sea.

Sala, 28, had signed for English Premier League side Cardiff City and was flying to his new team from his old club Nantes in France when his plane went missing over the Channel on January 21.

The wreckage was located on the seabed. The striker’s body was recovered but pilot David Ibbotson is still missing. The plane remains under the sea.

Sala Update: Nantes fights Cardiff, demand transfer fee

Image result for Emiliano SalaIt has been revealed that French club Nantes have demanded payment from Cardiff City over the £15m transfer of Emiliano Sala, BBC Wales has learned.

Sala, along with pilot David Ibbotson, was on board the Piper Malibu N264DB which lost radar contact near Guernsey on 21 January.

The Argentine striker, 28, was Premier League club Cardiff’s record signing.

Cardiff have withheld the first scheduled payment until they are satisfied with the documentation.

BBC Wales has learned the transfer fee is due to be paid in instalments over three years.

It is understood Nantes are threatening legal action if they do not receive a payment within 10 days. The BBC has attempted to speak to Nantes for comment.

A source at Cardiff says they will honour the contract but not until they have clarified “all the facts”.

It is unclear whether or not the club have insurance covering the cost of the transfer.

And Cardiff are “surprised” Nantes have made the demand while attempts are being made to recover a body from the plane that was carrying Sala and Ibbotson.

The body was seen in the Piper Malibu on Monday, two weeks after the plane vanished near Guernsey.

French club Bourdeaux are also entitled to a cut of the fee, thought to be 50% – Sala was on their books from 2012 to 2015 before joining Nantes.

The plane carrying Sala and Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, disappeared en route to Cardiff after the footballer returned to Nantes to say goodbye to his former team-mates.

Football: Musa scores on his debut for Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking forward to scoring more goals for Saudi Arabian side, Al Nassr, after opening his goal account for the club in Monday’s Arab Champions League round of 32 clash against Al Jazira of UAE. 

Musa, who came in as a second half substitute for Moroccan midfielder, Noureddine Amrabat in the encounter scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory

Yahia Alshehri put Al Nassr ahead in the 15th minute of the encounter but the hosts rallied back seven minutes later to grab the equaliser through Mohamed Jamal.

“Just the beginning 🙏👌💙💛,” reads a tweet on his Twitter handle.

Al Nasser celebrated Musa’s brilliant debut showing and goal by tweeting their appreciation and photos of the player during the match.

“The Nigerian eagle 🦅 Ahmed Musa @Ahmedmusa718 made his debut, added the second goal for #ALNASSR showing an outstanding pace⚡️,” the club tweeted after the match.

Musa only resumed training with Al Nassr last week Friday following his arrival from English Premier League club, Leicester City.

 

International Champions Cup: Victor Moses starts for Chelsea against Arsenal

Image result for victor mosesSuper Eagles Star, Victor Moses is expected to make his second pre-season appearance for Chelsea when they take on Arsenal in Wednesday’s International Champions Cup clash at the Aviva stadium in Dublin reports

The Nigerian international, Moses was subbed on his his first appearance against Inter Milan last Saturday.

Moses was among the 23-man Chelsea squad that touched down in Dublin Tuesday night ahead of the fixture against the Gunners who are expected to parade Alex Iwobi as well.

Moses’ teammate Ola Aina was however left out of the squad for the game fueling speculation over his future at the club.

He also missed the Blues clash against Inter Milan in Nice, France last Saturday.

He spent last season on loan at English Championship side, Hull City.

But Tammy Abraham was included. The former Swansea striker has made two substitute appearances in pre-season for Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri’s side opened their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win over Perth Glory in Australia before beating Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties, after a 1-1 draw, in Nice on Saturday.

Chelsea squad for Arsenal clash

Goalkeepers: Marcin Bulka,Willy Caballero,Rob Green.

Defenders: Davide Zappacosta,Cesar Azpilicueta,Andreas Christensen,Ethan Ampadu,David Luiz, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso,Emerson Palmieri.

Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas,Jorginho,Tiemoue Bakayoko,Ross Barkley,Lucas Piazon,Ruben Loftus-Cheek,Danny Drinkwater.

Forwards: Pedro,Victor Moses,Callum Hudson-Odoi,Alvaro Morata, Tammy Abraham.

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi signs new deal with Arsenal

Alex Iwobi Arsenal Sergio Aguero Manchester CitySuper Eagles star, Alex Iwobi has agreed a new long-term deal at Arsenal, according to The Sun.

The Gunners academy product has snubbed interest from Lazio and will sign a new five-year contract worth around £70,000-a-week.

The 22-year-old will put pen to paper when the squad return from their pre-season trip to the Far East after their game against Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

Talks over a new deal began last December, despite the Nigerian international penning a five-year deal in October 2016.

SunSport understands Arsenal wanted a new deal agreed before the World Cup, however, talks went on the backburner while the club looked to replace Arsene Wenger.

Talks with new boss Unai Emery have been positive and Iwobi has been assured he will be part of the Spanish coach’s new regime in North London.

And the bumper new deal more than doubling his money is a sign of Iwobi’s status at the Emirates and how highly Emery rates the attacking midfielder.

Iwobi made his debut in the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in League Cup in 2015 and scored his first goal at Everton five months later.

He went on to make 24 appearances that season and made his international bow for Nigeria.

Last season Iwobi made 40 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal and scored three goals.

The Gunners face Atletico Madrid in Singapore  on Thursday  followed by PSG on Saturday in the same stadium.

Chelsea are up next at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on August 1, before a trip to the Friends Arena in Sweden to play Lazio three days later.

Emery will get his first taste of Premier League action when he goes head-to-head with Pep Guardiola and Manchester City on August 12.

UEFA Name Ronaldo, Messi, Salah,others In UCL Squad Of The Season

Image result for cristiano ronaldoUnion of European Football Associations (UEFA) have named Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in the UEFA Champions League squad of the season.

UEFA Champions League champions Real Madrid have seven players in the 18-man squad while beaten finalists Liverpool have three players, including Mohamed Salah, while AS Roma and Bayern Munich have two players each named in the squad, which was revealed on UEFA social media outlets on Sunday.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and AS Roma’s Allison are the two goalkeepers listed in the squad.

In defence, Juventus Giorgio Chiellini is joined by the trio of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo. Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich are the other defenders listed in the team.

In midfield, Real Madrid’s trio of Modric, Casimerio and Toni Kroos are joined by Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City and James Rodriguez from Bayern Munich.

Messi, Ronaldo, Salah,Roberto Firimino and Edin Dzeko from AS Roma complete the list of players in attack.

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