DAY-DREAMERS: Antalyaspor will sign Messi in 2020

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER Antalyaspor chairman Gultekin has revealed the club’s plan to sign Lionel Messi in five years time, Turkish football has reported. The Turkish Super Liga newcomers with highly elastic ambition have already signed Cameroun striker Samuel Eto’o Fils from Sampdoria and are being linked with Brazil’s Ronaldinho. “I hope the next President

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Falcao in Chelsea delight!

BY GODWIN AKIGBE Radamel Falcao is thrilled by his move to Chelsea on loan from AS Monaco, Speaking after sealing the deal Friday, the 29-year-old Colombia striker thanked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and promised to help the club achieve great things. He said: ‘I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to

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‘Angel fee highly devilish’

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Bayern Munich have quit trying to sign Angel di Maria, with a top German daily BILD reporting the Bavarians ‘cannot match the 100-million-madness.’ The paper went on to sarcastically state: ‘His first name is Angel. The price is the opposite: devilishly high.’ The German champions have never hidden their desire to sign

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Nani for Fenerbahce medical Sunday

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Nani will undergo a medical at Fenerbahce on Sunday to complete his transfer from Manchester United, the Turkish Super Liga club have announced. The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of the week with the Portugal forward joining on a reported three-year deal having already agreed personal terms. Nani

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Inter relish Miranda acquisition

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Inter Milan President Erick Thohir has hailed the club’s acquisition of Brazil defender Miranda from Atletico Madrid. The 30-year-old former Sao Paolo player, who player joined the Nerazzurri on Wednesday, has been described by Thohir as a quality addition to their ranks that would prove relevant to their adventure. “Miranda is another

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Podolski joins Galatasaray

BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON Galatasaray have completed the signing of Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski according to the BILD newspaper. The Germany international’s agent Nassim Touihri confirmed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could not guarantee Podolski regular football and that the Germany international has agreed to switch clubs. “We had very good talks with Arsene Wenger. He

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Turan quashes Barcelona claims

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Arda Turan has poured cold water on reports in the press linking him with a move to FC Barcelona. The Spanish sporting media were Wednesday awash with news the Turk had chosen the Catalans over other clubs seeking his signature. He however came out to quash all that with the following statement

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De Gea arrive in Madrid

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE David de Gea was pictured arriving in Madrid on Thursday, but the Manchester United shot stopper quickly told the press: “I’m only here to rest” AS reported that de Gea arrived at Barajas airport with his girlfriend Edurne, prompting more speculation that he is close to closing a move to Real Madrid.

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Dzeko reaches agreement with Roma

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Reports in Italy say Edin Dzeko has agreed a deal with Roma that will see him pocket 4.5 million euro a year. Roma manager Giallorossi and the agent of the player reached the agreement for a four-year contract. All that is left is for Roma to convince Manchester City to sell, which

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