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Chelsea to Rival Arsenal & Everton in Pursuit of Wilfried Zaha Despite Transfer Ban.

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Chelsea have emerged as the latest Premier League club eyeing a deal for ambitious Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, despite the 2018/19 Europa League winners currently serving a transfer ban.

Palace’s standout player, Zaha is keen to take the next step in his career. Arsenal have already had a £40m bid rejected for the 26-year-old, while Everton emerged as a suitor just this week after talk of a potential club record bid to take the player to Goodison Park.

As a punishment for beaching transfer regulations relating to international minors, Chelsea are banned by FIFA from registering new players until next summer. But that may actually serve to make them a better option for Zaha as far as Palace are concerned.

Everton have informed Palace they are willing to offer £60m plus Turkish striker Cenk Tosun in order to sign Zaha. It is a vast offer and certainly comes far closer to the much talked about £80m valuation than Arsenal’s rather derisory £40m bid.

But Chelsea could yet pose a significant danger to the Toffees .Everton ‘fear’ losing out. That is because striking a deal with Chelsea would see Palace keep Zaha for another year as he wouldn’t actually complete the move to Stamford Bridge until next summer

But with Arsenal fighting budget constraints this summer, it may be that a deferred move to Chelsea that goes through in 2020 is the best option for both Zaha and his current club.

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Club signs “25-year-old goalkeeper” but fans think he’s 45 [See photos]

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Social media across Africa on Wednesday, February 10 was sent into a frenzy by one Nigerian Club – Mighty Jets International Jos.

The Mighty Jets, took to social media to unveil their new range of kits for the upcoming Nigerian National league season while profiling its players.

One player, however, caught the eye of netizens, Goalkeeper Gobum Rotduwe.

According to the club, “Rot. D” was born on September 13, 1995, meaning he is 25 years old now.

Fans took a swipe at the club, most claiming the goalkeeper has lied about his age.

What’s your take on his age?

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Club signs “25-year-old goalkeeper” but fans think he’s 45 [See photos]

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Social media across Africa on Tuesday, February 9 was sent into a frenzy by one Nigerian Club – Mighty Jets International Jos.

The Mighty Jets, took to social media to unveil their new range of kits for the upcoming Nigerian National league season while profiling its players.

According to the club, “Rot. D” was born on September 13, 1995, meaning he is 25 years old now.

Fans took a swipe at the club, most claiming the goalkeeper has lied about his age. What’s your take on his age?

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Barcelona appoint Koeman as new coach

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Barcelona have appointed Ronald Koeman as their next coach, the club said in a statement on Wednesday, as the Catalans look to rebuild after their 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.

Koeman, who has left his role as manager of the Netherlands, has signed a two-year-deal with Barcelona, who sacked Quique Setien on Monday after he presided over the club’s worst defeat ever in European competition.

Koeman, who will be officially presented at the Camp Nou stadium later on Wednesday, is dearly loved at Barca for his role in Johan Cruyff’s hugely successful side known as the ‘Dream Team’ and for scoring the goal that delivered the club’s first ever European Cup in 1992.

The defender later became the club’s assistant coach before embarking on a career as a head coach, managing Dutch sides Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord plus Premier League sides Southampton and Everton and La Liga’s Valencia.

“Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have come to an agreement for him to be the team’s coach until 30 June 2022,” said Barca’s statement.

“A club legend and Barca’s hero at Wembley who gave fans their first European Cup, Koeman is coming back to the Camp Nou. But this time he will be in the dugout to lead the team.”

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