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Declan Rice, Diego Costa, Others, Ozil, Done Deals, Zlatan

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We are glad to inform and update you about the happenings across Europe on the ongoing January transfer window.

Here are some updates we are tracking for you at this time.

Arsenal have yet to make an impact in the current transfer window but could end up being involved in the biggest one this year.

Mesut Ozil has been strongly linked with a move away with Fenerbahce desperate to snap up the playmaker.

The German is keen on that, as well, and Mikel Arteta has given an update on his progress

Man Utd to battle Chelsea for Rice

The 22-year-old is in high demand

Manchester United will battle Chelsea for Declan Rice in the summer, according to ESPN.

The Blues have coveted Rice for some time after the midfielder came up through their academy before being released at age 14 and joining West Ham.

But United are also prepared to move for the England international, who could cost up to £70 million ($95m).

Drinkwater set for Kasimpasa loan

Danny Drinkwater is in Istanbul to complete a loan move to Turkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa – and Chelsea will subsidise his salary to help complete the deal.

Marseille in talks to sign Milik

Arkadiusz Milik is edging closer to a January exit from Napoli, Goal can reveal.

Marseille who jumped to the front of the queue ahead of Juventus and Atletico Madrid, with Andre Villas-Boas last week confirming their interest in him.

Zlatan plans Milan contract talks

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is planning on holding contract talks with AC Milan that could see him stay on at San Siro beyond his 40th birthday.

The Swede told Corriere dello Sport: “I’ll continue playing as long as I feel well. Then we’ll see, we’ll talk about my contract.

Pochettino is highest-paid coach in PSG history

Mauricio Pochettino is Paris Saint-Germain highest-paid coach ever following his decision to take the job with the Ligue 1 champions, L’Equipe reports.

The former Tottenham boss, who took over in Paris following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, is reportedly earning €940k per month, before tax.

All Locatelli bids to be shunned

Sassuolo will be snubbing any bids for Manuel Locatelli, claims the Daily Mail.

Manchester City, Juventus and AC Milan are all said to be keeping a close eye on the midfielder with another window open.

Diego Costa would add character to Arsenal squad’

Diego Costa would add much-needed “character” to Arsenal’s squad if Mikel Arteta decided to make a move for the former Chelsea striker, saysWilliam Gallas, with a proven Spain international currently available as a freeven the opportunity to set his career back on track with Bournemouth, reports the Daily Mail.

The midfielder has impressed on trial at m Columbus Crew

DONE DEALS

Derby appoint Rooney as new manager

Rams appoint Man Utd legend on permanent basis

Derby County have confirmed they have appointed Wayne Rooney as their permanent manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Ian Evatt confirms ‘realistic’ number of more Bolton Wanderers January window transfer signings

The Club is delighted to announce the permanent signing of the defender Pablo from Bordeaux. The Brazilian will wear the No. 3 shirt.

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Copa del Rey: Barcelona Pulls An Epic Comback On Sevilla To Book A Place In The Final

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Barcelona pulled off a remarkable turnaround, overturning a 2-0 first leg deficit to beat Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate and secure their place in the Copa del Rey final.

Ronald Koeman’s side had work to do after losing at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last month, but kept going as Gerard Pique scored a late equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time and Martin Braithwaite netted the winner in extra time.

It took Barcelona just 12 minutes to gain a foothold in the contest through an opener, with Dembele lashing an astonishing strike from distance into the top corner giving Tomas Vaclik no chance.

Antoine Griezmann was introduced off the bench as the home team looked for a second goal, but it was Sevilla who were presented with a golden opportunity to essentially secure their place in the final, but Lucas Ocampos had a penalty kick saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Barca piled forward in an attempt to send the tie into extra time and found the goal they needed in the final minute of stoppage time when Pique glanced home a header from a Griezmann delivery.

Fernando was sent off in a further blow to Sevilla before Braithwaite got on the end of a Jordi Alba cross to score what proved to be the winner, squeezing his header under Vaclik.

The visitors finished the match with nine men, with Luu de Jong sent off as Barca progressed to the final where they will face either Athletic Club or Levante.

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Just In: GFA Lift Kotoko’s One Year Transfer Ban

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Asante Kotoko’s one-window transfer ban has been lifted Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association on Wednesday afternoon, freeing up boss Johnson Smith to make signings before the February window ends.

The Porcupines had been dealt a one-window ban by PSC in January which prohibited them from making new signings until the summer of 2022.

Kotoko were found to have breached players’ contracts on numerous counts by the Ghanaian football governing body but the club always protested their innocence.

The club appealed the decision by the PSC and have now come to this decision which serves as a huge boost to Johnson Smith.

Kotoko will now be able to sign front line recruits, with a new striker a priority for manager Johnson Smith.

The second window opened on February 16 and will shut at 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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Victorien Adebayor Desires A Move To Hearts of Oak Over Legon Cities

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Former Inter Allies star, Victorien Adebayor is likely to sign for Hearts of Oak as the player fancy a move to the 19 times league champions.

Adebayor joined Danish side HB Koge last year but the club has decided to offload the Nigerien for €130,000 after failing to impress.

It emerged earlier this week that GPL sides Hearts of Oak and Leagon Cities are chasing the attarker’s signature.

Reports reaching gbafricanews indicates that Adebayor is interested in joining Hearts over Acraa rivals Cities.

The Phobians have tabled $30,000 offer to HB Koge but are yet to receive a response from the Danish side.

The 23-year-old was on Hearts radar before leaving Ghana after scoring 23 goals in 27 games for Inter Allies.

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Wamfie District Police Commander Narrates How Aduana’s Farouk Adams Was Identified For The Arrest

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Aduana Stars defender Farouk Adams on Tuesday, March 3, 2021 was arrested by the Wamfie District Police for allegedly knocking a police officer down and leaving him to die.

The incident is said to have happened late Monday between Asuotiano and Asuhyiae in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region.

WhatsApp Image 2021 03 02 at 21.29.59 753×424 1 650×366 – Wamfie District Police Commander Reveals The Real Reason Behind Farouk Adams’ Arrest

The officer, Constable Amos Mattey of the Wamfie Police station, was alleged to have left his duty post to purchase something but never returned until he was found dead Tuesday morning in what appears to be a hit-and-run by a Red Toyota Camry with registration number GW 5882-17, driven by the Aduana Stars’ central defender.

Revealing why Farouk Adams was arrested, DSP Francis Akwasi Asante, Wamfie District Police Commander spoke to Kumasi-based Hello FM.

“What happened was that he parked his car at the Goil Filling Station and went to Dormaa East Hospital at Wamfie for medical treatment. This was because he said he had a cut on the ear after the incident. That’s why there are plasters on his ear”

“From the hospital, if he had reported that something had happened we would have rushed to the place to take him(police officer) to the hospital”

“Although he (Farouk Adams) was in pain he could have taken the police officer along to the hospital for the two to receive medical attention at the same time but he refused to do that”

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