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Sweden’s head coach, Erik Hamren, has suggested Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be allowed to leave the country’s Euro 2016 training camp to sign for Manchester United.
The 34-year-old is expected to move to Old Trafford this summer after agreeing personal terms with the Red Devils.
The Swede has a number of offers from across the world – including one from Premier League rivals Tottenham – but he is keen to reunite with former boss Jose Mourinho, reports Metro.


Sweden are currently in Stockholm preparing for a warm-up game against Wales but Hamren has hinted Ibrahimovic will be able to fly to Manchester after the match.
When asked if Ibrahimovic’s future will disrupt the camp, Hamren disagreed and replied: ‘We have days off. We plan our activities and the players can act based on that. I’m not going to speculate about such things.
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Championship club Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as their new manager.
Former Chelsea midfielder Di Matteo, 46, last occupied a coaching role at Schalke, who he left in May 2015 after seven months in charge.
Previously, the Italian has managed at Chelsea — where he won the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012 — West Bromwich Albion and MK Dons.

Di Matteo led West Brom to promotion from the Championship in the 2009-10 campaign, something Villa will be hoping for after their relegation from the Premier League this season.
He said on the club’s official website: “It’s a wonderful honour for me to become manager of this great football club and I’m looking forward to the challenge of taking Aston Villa back to its rightful place.”
Di Matteo succeeds Remi Garde at Villa Park after the Frenchman left in March, having replaced Tim Sherwood at the struggling club.
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Various reports coming out of England are reporting that Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho has finally put pen to paper and signed a contract with Manchester United. Sky Sports broke the news moments ago with a video of him inside a tinted Jeep.
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Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have begun their quest for the qualification for 2017 u-20 Cup of Nations on a spectacular fashion. The team defeated their Burundian counterparts 1 – 0 in Bujumbura.


The Emmanuel Amuneke-tutored side defeated the Young Swallows to take a giant step in a bid to qualify for the u-20 championship billed for Zambia in 2017. Agor Chukwudi’s 64th minute strike gave Nigeria the all-important win at the Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura. Both teams will face-off again in the return leg which is billed for Friday, June 10, in Nigeria. The winner in the two legs will progress into the final round of the qualifiers.

 

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has told Emmanuel Adebayor he has two games with which to convince him he deserves a new contract.
The striker was without a contract when he joined Crystal Palace during the January transfer window and has contributed only one goal in this campaign.

He arrived on a short-term contract until the end of the season with the option of a further 12 months but despite his high-profile status, he will not learn his fate until the season is over.

Pardew has already spoken of his plans to strengthen Palace’s squad in the summer, and Marouane Chamakh is expected to leave when his contract expires, but regarding 32-year-old Adebayor the manager said: “He’s been a good character around this place, he’s won trophies.
“He hasn’t had a lot of starts but we have still got two big, big games to go [against Southampton on Sunday and against United in the Cup].
“The decision we make on Ade will be on these two big games. I think he has still got a big part to play as he’s a top player.”
Victory at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday could yet secure a 12th-placed finish for Palace, but Pardew will rest Wilfried Zaha and Wayne Hennessey in preparation for next week’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

He is also without Joe Ledley, who he says has a “50-50” chance to feature at Euro 2016 with Wales, because of a fractured fibula.
In Hennessey’s absence, club favourite Julian Speroni will start and equal Palace’s appearance record for a goalkeeper.
The 37-year-old Argentinian will go level with John Jackson on 388 appearances and Pardew said: “Speroni will play. I want to play him because he equals the record in this game.

“Although the sentimentality isn’t really the top of my agenda as a manager, on this occasion it is.

“But not only that, our fans love him, my players love him, my staff love him and he deserves it most importantly.
“He trains brilliantly, he’s been fantastic backup to the other goalkeepers and they’ve learnt so much off him and the way he’s conducted himself as a senior professional.
“He has to break the record next, so let’s wait until he breaks it.
“He could play into his 40s, because his conditioning and professionalism is such. You wouldn’t doubt that.”
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Nigeria and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has disclosed the death of his father, Paul Ighalo on Monday April 25, 2016.
According to Odion Ighalo, “He had complained of weakness before going to bed last night and they discovered by 2 am this morning that he is gone. It is a very painful loss.
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Paris Saint-Germain have made an approach to Jose Mourinho to become their new manager this summer, according to Sky sources.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is understood to have instigated the approach to Mourinho – via his agent Jorge Mendes – immediately after PSG’s Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City last week, having grown frustrated at the club’s lack of progress in Europe under Laurent Blanc.

Sky Sports News HQ understands Mourinho’s preference is to wait until the end of the season and monitor any developments at Manchester United, although he does consider PSG a credible choice for his return to management and is considering his options.

Mourinho is known to have a friendship with Al-Khelaifi, which pre-dates the Qatari’s ownership of PSG. Al-Khelaifi has tried to appoint the 53-year-old as manager twice before, and remains convinced the Portuguese is the man most likely to achieve the club’s ambition of winning the Champions League.
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Facing a 2-0 deficit having lost to Wolfsburg in the first leg of the UEFA champions league Quarter final, not many would have predicted that Real Madrid would go through.

Ultimately, football and its unpredictable nature ensured that Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up and produced one of the most spectacular performances of his career.

To suggest that Wolfsburg were poor would do no justice to Madrid who recognized the enormity of the task and took the bull by the horns.
A hattrick by Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Wolfsburg’s first leg win came to nothing.
Sorry Wolfsburg!



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While the Nigeria Football Federation is embroiled in a messy legal battle and the condition of the sport is in a state of anarchy, it appears the former gaffer of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh has moved on.

After a controversial spell as coach of the Super Eagles, Oliseh resigned from the position in February 2015.

He has now gotten himself a new job as a member of FIFA’s (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) new technical department.
 
The erstwhile Dortmund attacker tweeted the announcement moments ago saying his first assignment as instructed by the world football governing body is the upcoming Rio Olympics in the summer.
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A late revival may not be enough to keep Mikel Obi at Chelsea as Italian media outfit Sportmediaset is reporting that new manager Antonio Conte is planning to sell the Nigerian in a bid to finance the purchase of Paul Pogba.

The Super Eagles captain, who has spent a decade at Stamford Bridge, is reportedly one of the three players – the others being Brazilian duo of Oscar and Willian – Conte wishes to sell to fund a mammoth £80m move for Juventus no 10 Pogba, according to the report.

The current Italy manager who joins the Blues officially after the summer’s European Championship (Euro 2016) was in London on Monday to discuss transfer plans for the summer.
Conte is expected to effect a massive overhaul at the Blues following a disappointing campaign that sees the defending champions sit a lowly 10th on the log.

The former Juventus player and coach is also expected to hold talks with Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and John Terry about their Stamford Bridge futures.
The Blues return to Premier League action when they travel to Swansea on Saturday.

Credit: Complete Sports
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