Middlesbrough sign Chambers on loan


Arsenal defender Calum Chambers signed for Premier League rivals Middlesbrough on a season-long loan on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2014 but has failed to establish a regular first-team place. He has won three England caps. Naija and Bet

“Calum was the player we were waiting for and he’s going to help us a lot,” Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka said in a statement.

Chambers was named last week in the England Under-21 squad to face Norway in next month’s Euro 2017 qualifier.

Gabriel Barbosa joins Inter Milan on a five-year deal from santos


Inter Milan have signed Brazil striker Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa on a five-year deal from Santos on the player’s 20th birthday.

Inter had been leading the race for the Santos prospect, who is in Ecuador preparing to play in World Cup qualifying matches with the Selecao.

He passed his medical over the weekend and the Nerazzurri are reported to have agreed a fee of around €25 million with Santos for the services of the forward, who starred for Brazil at the Olympic Games. NaijaBet.com

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Chelsea make attempt to re-sign David Luiz from PSG


Paris Saint-Germain are considering the sale of David Luiz after former club Chelsea tabled a substantial offer to take the defender back to Stamford Bridge, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

Luiz moved to the Parc des Princes in the summer of 2014 in a £50 million deal from Chelsea, and won nine trophies as part of a team that completed two consecutive domestic clean sweeps under former boss Laurent Blanc’s leadership.

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Schweini still hoping of playing for United


Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to continue playing for Manchester United this season, even though manager Jose Mourinho said last week that the former Germany captain is unlikely to figure in his plans.

“My dream is to play for Manchester United,” the 32-year-old told reporters at a Germany news conference on Tuesday, reflecting on his bad luck with injuries last season.

“I believe in my ability. I have spoken to Mourinho and have no problem with him. I know what his goals are but I also know what I want. We will have to see what happens in September. But I will certainly not stop playing football, he added.

“Football has ups and downs. It is a tough business and, unfortunately, not just a sport.” Naija and Bet

The 2014 World Cup winner announced his retirement from international football in July and Wednesday’s friendly against Finland will be his 121st and last game for his country.

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Barcelona swoop for Alcacer from Valencia


Barcelona announced on Tuesday the signing of Spain forward Paco Alcacer from Valencia on a five-year contract.

He moves to the Nou Camp on his 23rd birthday for a fee of 30 million euros ($33.5 million) and is likely to be the Spanish champions’ last signing in the transfer window.

Alcacer’s buyout clause has been set at 100 million euros and the player, who is on international duty with Spain, will be unveiled next week.

Barca’s priority was to add a striker but they lost out on signing Nolito and Kevin Gameiro, with the former joining Manchester City and the latter Atletico Madrid. Naijabet

Alcacer is Barca’s fourth attacking option behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

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Hart complete Torino move from Man City


Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined Serie A side Torino on loan until the end of the season, the player’s agent confirmed on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old has been out of favour at Manchester City since the arrival of new manager Pep Guardiola and dropped to No 3 in the pecking order behind 17 million pound ($22.23 million) signing Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero. Naijabet.com

Hart’s agent Jonathan Barnett told Tuttosport: “Yes, Joe Hart will play at Torino. It’s done.

“He has said ‘yes’ to the club and now Manchester City have given the OK. It’s all true, it’s certain.”

Hart is on international duty with England this week but has been given permission to fly to Italy to resolve his future with the British media reporting that he was due to arrive in Turin later on Tuesday.

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