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Nigeria richest man and the CEO of Dangote’s group of companies Aliko Dangote has once again publicly declare his intentions to sack the Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger if his company successfully acquire the club doing his interview with Bloomberg.
Dangote declare his intentions to buy the club which he has been a fan of since the mid 1980’s in 2010 when the club was at its collapse.
The Africa richest man valued at £10billion by Forbes earlier this year has affirmed his desires to invest in the north London side once he completes the major oil refinery project that is currently ongoing in Lagos.
The 60yr old entreprenuer doing his interview with Bloomberg made a clear remark about Arsene Wengers performance in Arsenal. he said;
“The first thing I would change is the coach,” Dangote said. “He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”
Its certain that Dangote’s taking over of Arsenal will be the end of Arsene Wengers carrier as a coach as the Nigerian Number one billionaire have not stopped in making his move to acquire the club since 2010 even after the deal fell apart in 2015 when he made a similar comment about wenger. It was also recorded that earlier this year (2017) Arsenal’s biggest shareholder an American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who controls almost 67 percent of the company rejected a $2.6 billion bid by a Russian business man Alisher Usmanov who already holds a 30 percent stake in the company.
Aliko Dangote in the other hand has promised to re-negotiate the club once he is done with his oil refinery project in Lagos which he sated will put his company in a good state to bid for the club with an amount which will compel the management to work away.
Real Madrid faced Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, which Madrid won 3-1. Ronaldo scored the go-ahead goal and was eventually sent off, but before he exited the match, he made a lasting impression on the fans in attendance.
Back in April when Lionel Messi scored the winning goal for Barcelona in a 3-2 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu, Messi took off his shirt and held it up in front of the Madrid fans. The celebration remains one of the Argentine’s most iconic moments.
C Ronaldo at the other hand have been waiting for the best opportunity to reciprocate Messi’s celebration and it looks like the opportunity finally shows itself at the camp nou yesterday night with the wonderful 1-3 win against Barcelona with Ronaldo opening the go ahead goal few minutes after he came into the pitch doing the second half of the Spanish super cup.
However, Ronaldo clearly remembered that moment and returned the favour to Messi and Barcelona on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo told a Madrid court last week he wants to return to England, Sky sources understand.
The Real Madrid forward appeared in court last Monday to deny he had evaded about £13m in tax by using three off-shore companies based in the British Virgin Islands.
Ronaldo told the court he believed he had paid more tax than he should since he moved to Madrid eight years ago.
At one stage during his 90-minute appearance, Ronaldo said: “I never had these problems in England. That’s why I want to go back there.”
Manchester United sold Ronaldo to Real Madrid for £80m in 2009.
United manager José Mourinho said last month it would be “mission impossible” for him to re-sign Ronaldo.
The Old Trafford club have distanced themselves from reports linking them with a move for Ronaldo and Sky Sports News understand they do not want to be involved in a media circus surrounding his future.
Ronaldo signed a new-five year Real Madrid contract last November.
United play Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup clash in Skopje on Tuesday, before taking on arch-rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg at the Nou Camp on Sunday night, live on Sky Sports Football from 8.55pm.
Source – MSN News
The Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, is splitting from his wife, Dasha Zhukova, the couple announced in a joint statement on Monday.
Abramovich and Zhukova, an art collector and gallery director, met in 2005 and have two children together.
“After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close friends, parents, and partners in the projects we developed together,” said the joint statement.
A spokesman for Abramovich, 50, declined to comment further, or to say whether the couple planned a formal divorce.
Forbes estimated Abramovich’s wealth at $9.2bn (£7bn) this year, making him the 139th richest person in the world. He is known for his love of luxury, owning the world’s second-largest yacht and a portfolio of property in locations across the world.
Zhukova, 36, is the daughter of a Russian oil magnate, and was educated in the US. She was treated with some scepticism when she entered the international art world, opening her Garage gallery in Moscow in 2008 and famously declining to name a single artist she admired in an interview.
She courted controversy in 2014 and attracted allegations of racism after posing for a photograph sitting on a chair made from a mannequin of a black woman. She denied any racist intent and said the photograph had been taken out of context.
Zhukova has become a fixture on the international art scene, where rich Russians inject millions into the contemporary art market. Garage, in Moscow’s redesigned Gorky Park, has become one of the best museums in the Russian capital, featuring frequently changing exhibits and cultural events.
The couple’s joint statement said they “are committed to jointly raising our two children” and will continue to work together on joint projects, including Garage, and New Holland in St Petersburg, a formerly derelict and shuttered island in the centre of the city.
Abramovich has poured millions of dollars into New Holland, to turn it into a social and cultural space. The oligarch often contributes to government-backed projects, a requirement for billionaires who want to stay on the good side of the Kremlin.
Zhukova is the third wife of Abramovich. He announced a divorce settlement with his second wife, Irina, in 2007, amid reports of the blossoming relationship with Zhukova.
The payout was $300m, Russia’s Vedomosti reported at the time, a fraction of Abramovich’s wealth. The couple divorced in Russia; had they divorced in Britain the settlement may have been much larger. The couple met in 1990, when Irina was an Aeroflot flight attendant. They have five children.
Abramovich is fiercely private and rarely gives interviews. For some years, it was a mystery whether he and Zhukova were married, but she confirmed in an interview in 2015 that they had married a few years after meeting.
Source – MSN News
– Kelechi Iheanacho completes transfer to Leicester City from Manchester City
– The 20-year-old forward signs a five-year contract at King Power Stadium
– Nigeria international Iheanacho has scored 21 times in 64 appearances for Manchester City
– He could make his first Leicester City outing against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night
The 20-year-old Nigeria international has put pen-to-paper on a contract to 2022 and becomes the fourth exciting addition to Craig Shakespeare’s squad ahead of the new campaign.
Iheanacho will wear the squad no.8 and joins fellow Nigeria internationals Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa among the Leicester City ranks, as the team continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly at home to German side Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night.
The striker, who is regarded as one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, could make his first appearance in City colours at King Power Stadium in City’s final pre-season fixture.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Iheanacho said: “It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team. I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do – to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here.
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for a fee believed to be £40million.
The France international has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League champions, and will wear the number 14 shirt at the club next season.
The midfield powerhouse played a prominent role in Monaco’s surprise Ligue 1 title-winning campaign last season and their run to the Champions League semi finals.
Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his midfield ahead of the new season with a return to the Champions League placing an extra burden on a squad which swept to the Premier League title last season, without having to contend with the rigours of midweek European football.
Source – MetroUK
With the recent development in the transfer market, it looks that Wayne Rooney’s transfer rumor its gradually unveiling itself as Everton moves towards completing its deal for Wayne Rooney.
A news from MSN reads;
Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton is on the verge of completion.
The Toffees agreed a fee with Manchester United on Friday and striker Rooney has signed personal terms, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.
Rooney left his boyhood club in 2004 to join United – where he has become the club’s all-time record goalscorer.
Rooney has entered the last two years of his United contract and his agent Paul Stretford explored a possible mid-season move to China.
Despite interest from MLS clubs, there were no serious offers made to Rooney to relocate to the States. MLS commissioner Don Garber told the M.E.N. the league would only consider Rooney after his contract with United expired.