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Lionel Messi’s father ‘is already in England negotiating a two-year deal with Manchester City’ after the Argentine star told Barcelona he wants out

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Lionel Messi’s father is reportedly in England discussing terms with Manchester City for the Argentine playmaker. 

This comes a day after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner informed the club that he does not want to continue under new coach Ronald Koeman following Barcelona’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and disappointing season in Spain which resulted in no trophies. 

According to RAC1 and TyC Sports, Jorge Messi has already touched down in Manchester to discuss terms with the Premier League side.  

The reports say that the player’s father who is also his agent is discussing a two-year deal with City, despite a reported disagreement between Barcelona and Lionel Messi over his £630million release clause at the club. 

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Before Messi made his decision to leave the club, he held crunch talks with new coach Ronald Koeman following the Dutchman’s appointment as Quique Setien’s replacement last week.

In their discussions, Messi made his decision clear to leave the club while the new manager told him his “privileges” were over.

Messi, whose deal runs out in 2021, believes a clause in his contract means he can leave as a free agent this summer. But Barcelona are insisting that the clause expired in June, which would mean either Messi or City would have to pay his £630million release clause at the club.

A move to Manchester City would see Messi reunite with ex-Barcelona coach Guardiola in England. 

During his illustrious playing career at the Camp Nou, Messi won an astonishing 10 La Liga titles, six Copa del Reys, seven Spanish Super Cups, and four Champions League.

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Guardiola signs new contract with Manchester City

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Man City manager Guardiola signs new deal .

Guardiola was expected to be out of agreement toward the finish of this season and it had been recommended the Spaniard may be prepared to leave City.

Be that as it may, the 49-year-old has now consented to remain at the Etihad Stadium until in any event 2023.

“Manchester City are pleased to announce that Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal with the club,” a statement on City’s website said.

Previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola is halfway through his fifth season with the Premier League and his new arrangement will expand what is as of now his longest stay at any club.

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He has won two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup with City, albeit winning the club’s first Champions League crown has demonstrated slippery up until now.

“Ever since I arrived at Manchester City I have been made to feel so welcome in the club and in the city itself – from the players, the staff, the supporters, the people of Manchester and the chairman and owner,” Guardiola said.

“Since then we have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success.

“Having that kind of support is the best thing any manager can have. I have everything I could possibly want to do my job well and I am humbled by the confidence the owner, chairman, Ferran (Soriano) and Txiki (Begiristain) have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.

“The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving and I am very excited about helping Manchester City do that.”

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Orji Kalu plans to buy 35% stake at Arsenal FC

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Previous governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has pronounced his desire in purchasing a stunning 35 percent stake at Premier League club Arsenal.

The current representative speaking to Abia North in the Nigerian National Assembly expressed that his objective is to guarantee the Gunners win the subtle Champions League just as the Premier League consecutively.

Review that during his time as the governor of Abia between 1999 and 2007, local club Enyimba of Aba remained the rulers of Nigerian football, winning the Nigeria Professional Football League multiple times – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Enyimba additionally turned into the principal Nigerian side to win the CAF Champions League during that time winning it in 2003 and 2004. The Peoples Elephants additionally won the CAF Super Cup in 2004 and 2005.

What’s more, refering to the accomplishments, Uzor Kalu expressed that the victories with the Nigerian football club could be repeated with English club Arsenal.

He said:

“Our success with Enyimba football club between 2000-2007 has continuously increased my passion for football. As the pillar of sports in Africa , I am considering an investment in football and I will buy 35 percent stake in Arsenal FC. “Our target is to lift the Champions League and Premier League back to back as we did with Enyimba.”

Meanwhile, the senator is not the first Nigerian to have declared interest in the purchase of Arsenal. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest, prior indicated a potential takeover of the Premier League team with the Nigerian business head announcing the takeover could occur in 2020 or 2021.

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Dangote, a fanatic Arsenal fan, has been recently connected with the acquisition of the club from Stan Kroenke — an arrangement that could swallow over $4 billion from his pocket. During a David Rubenstein show in America, the 62-year-old business big shot gave Nigerian Arsenal fans a moan of alleviation after restoring interest in assuming control over the acquisition of the North London side.

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Basketball legend shows support for Biden.

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LeBron James is tossing his weight of help behind Joe Biden Biden is challenging against Donald Trump to take over as president of the United States.

The b-ball legend took to his Instagram handle to urge his fans to cast a ballot in Biden’s favour LeBron James has agreed with a particular stance in the US official races as the fight between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden enters its last day.

Americans have taken to the surveys to either decide in favor of Donald Trump’s progression or to guarantee Joe Biden rises as the nation’s next president. The b-ball star who has been seen openly reassuring and enrolling individuals in front of the races took an official position when he embraced Biden on his Instagram handle – just before political race day.

He wrote: “One more day. Please. We need everything to change and it all starts tomorrow.”
Furthermore, James’ support isn’t the first from the b-ball world as it was assembled that San Antonio Spurs mentor, Gregg Popovich additionally embraced the ticket of Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris. As per Popovich, he is tossing his weight behind the candidature since he has faith in “truth over untruths.”

He offered the comments on Sunday, November 1, during his tedious homestretch crusade as he attempted to harden his help base and lift his re-appointment chances against his Democratic Party competitor Joe Biden.

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