Bale close to leaving Real Madrid —Zidane (Punch)

Gareth Bale’s tenure with Real Madrid could come to an end in a matter of days after manager Zinedine Zidane said the club were working on offloading the Welsh international. Bale, 30, has won four Champions League titles since joining…

Real Madrid ready to move Welsh star Bale (Guardian)

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga giants are poised to offload Welsh star Gareth Bale in the coming days. Bale was left off Real Madrid’s roster for Saturday’s 3-1 exhibition loss to Bayern Munich at NRG…

Eden Hazard wants No.23 shirt at Real Madrid (FootballEspana)

Eden Hazard has requested the No.23 shirt at Real Madrid according to reports in Marca over the weekend. Hazard will not be taking over the coveted No.10 jersey, as that is currently occupied by Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, however, the…

Bale gets £62.4m yearly China offer (Punch)

The Welsh superstar was once again hampered by injuries and his form didn’t exactly go down very well with the club’s harsh supporters. He was booed regularly by Los Blancos fans and now finds himself at a crossroads in his…

REVEALED! Real recoup Hazard’s €100m fee (Punch)

Spanish giants Real Madrid have now already repaid for how much they spent on Eden Hazard by their sales this summer. Real have already signed five players this summer. Apart from Hazard from Chelsea, they have signed Rodrygo Goes, Ferland…

Robben retires from football (Punch)

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from professional football. The former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea winger left the German giants at the end of last season and has decided to hang up his boots. He originally considered moving…

No interest shown in Bale (Punch)

Real Madrid have reportedly received no interest in Gareth Bale since the start of the summer transfer window. The return of Zinedine Zidane has resulted in Bale becoming surplus to requirements at the Bernabe, despite the attacker’s insistence that he…

This is how Nigeria has been colonised by European football – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Millions of Nigerian ball fans are in tears now that the European football season is over. These madcap fans cannot just have enough of the English Premier League. Time was when Surulere, Lagos was known as the sports-city on account…

Arsene Wenger ‘bests’ Zinedine Zidane in charity match (Foxsports)

Arsene Wenger has become an internet sensation after a mismatch made in heaven turned into hell for Zinedine Zidane. Former Arsenal manager Wenger, 69, who spent his playing career in the lower leagues, was snapped in a charity game evading…

*FG playing politics with Apapa gridlock, says Sanwo-Olu, Lagos gov-elect (Sun)*School gardener arrested over murder of SSS 3 student in Lagos (Independent)

FG playing politics with Apapa gridlock, says Sanwo-Olu, Lagos gov-elect (Sun) Ahead of his May 29 inauguration, Lagos State governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured that the Apapa gridlock will be resolved in his first 60 days in office. Sanwo-Olu spoke…

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