Mohamed Salah once again named African Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year for a second successive year. Salah beat fellow nominees, his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mané and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, at the Confederation of African Football’s awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. The Egypt forward edged the same two players last year in a vote decided by the technical directors and head coaches of 56 Caf member associations. “This award is very big for me, I love it because I saw it when I was young and I always had a dream to win it one…

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Tottenham confirm new stadium won’t be ready until at least mid-March

Tottenham will stay at Wembley until at least the end of February as their wait to move into their new stadium goes on. Spurs’ Premier League home games with Watford, Newcastle and Leicester will all be at the national stadium as the finishing touches are put on their 62,000-seater home. The Champions League last-16 home leg with Borussia Dortmund on February 13 will also be at Wembley. Chairman Daniel Levy has apologised to Tottenham fans and hopes to provide a further update in the next few weeks. Levy said on the club’s…

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Bayern Munich to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer. The club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said the 22-year-old has signed a five-year deal, with reports suggesting the Bundesliga sides have agreed a transfer fee of around €35m. Summer signing Benjamin #Pavard set to join @CorentinTolisso as the second 2018 World Cup winner in the #FCBayern squad 🏆 ➡️ https://t.co/0bXOS3qCcb pic.twitter.com/IxyEtya1nu — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 9, 2019 Salihamidzic announced the deal at Bayern’s training camp in Doha, with Pavard’s contract…

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Mousa Dembele set to leave Tottenham for Beijing Guoan in £11m move

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is on the brink of completing an £11m move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. The Belgium international, 31, is out of contract in the summer and has not played for Spurs since injuring his ankle against Wolves in November. Chairman Daniel Levy is keen to trim players from manager Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. Striker Vincent Janssen is also likely to leave during the January window. Dembele has made 243 Premier League appearances in total, scoring 12 goals and making 12 assists, having joined Spurs after two…

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