*S-West govs, IGP meet in Lagos over Amotekun (Vanguard) *Motorists stranded on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as gridlock persists (Nation)

S-West govs, IGP meet in Lagos over Amotekun (Vanguard) South-West states’ governor and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Thursday, held a security summit on Community Policing, Operation Amotekun, in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. The meeting is coming on the…

Barca players offered to delay salaries for Neymar (Punch)

Gerard Pique has suggested that members of the Barcelona squad were open to restructuring their salaries in order to boost the club’s chances of re-signing Neymar. Throughout the summer transfer window, Neymar was strongly linked with a return to Camp…

Why Neymar didn’t make Ballon d’or 30-man shortlist (Punch)

Neymar’s absence from the list of 30 Ballon d’Or candidates was explained Tuesday by France Football magazine which organises the prestigious award. The magazine said events in what it called Neymar’s “année noire” (black year) justified his failure to be…

Rapinoe named but Modric, Neymar miss out on Ballon D’Or shortlist (Guardian)

While Megan Rapinoe is the leading candidate for the second-ever women’s Ballon D’Or, the holder of the men’s award, Luka Modric, and the world’s most expensive player, Neymar, missed out as France Football unveiled the nominees on Monday. Rapinoe dominated…

‘Happy’ Neymar prepares to reach Brazil 100th cap milestone (DailyTrust)

On the eve of his 100th international Brazilian appearance, striker Neymar spoke on Wednesday about his commitment to both his country and his club, Paris-Saint Germain. Brazil face Senegal on Thursday in a friendly in Singapore and the Brazilian federation…

Neymar: PSG forward’s European ban reduced from three games to two (BBC)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar’s three-game European ban for insulting match officials has been cut to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 27-year-old was charged by Uefa after PSG’s Champions League exit at home to Manchester United on…

Neymar: Lionel Messi would have ‘loved’ Barcelona to re-sign Brazil forward (BBC)

Lionel Messi says he would have “loved” for Neymar to return to Barcelona as his arrival would have “increased our chances of achieving our objectives.” Neymar, 27, joined Paris St-Germain from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record fee of…

Neymar to stay at PSG (Guardian)

Neymar is to stay at Paris Saint-Germain after seeing his desire to transfer back to Barcelona fail, according to press reports Sunday. “Se queda,” Spanish for he’s staying, read the L’Equipe headline on its front page with a photo of…

Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo get in the boxing ring for ad (GiveMeSport)

Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are unquestionably two of the world’s best footballers. However, you wouldn’t describe either of them as football hard men. Ronaldo is built like a machine but, let’s be honest, he’s no fighter. And the same can…

Barcelona not interested in Neymar now, says vice president (Guardian)

Barcelona vice president, Jordi Cardoner has ruled out a summer move for Brazilian international Neymar, who looks set to stay at PSG. In an interview with Catalan outlet TV3, Jordi Cardoner confirmed that Barcelona will not be bringing Neymar back…

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