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Arsenal ‘prepared to make Martin Odegaard’s loan permanent’ as Real Madrid name him on list of players they will look to sell to raise funds for buy Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe

Arsenal ‘are prepared to make Martin Odegaard’s loan permanent’ after it became clear Real Madrid are willing to sell him to raise funds to buy Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian attacking midfielder, 22, joined the Gunners on loan back in January and has since scored two goals in 12 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side.

He could reportedly be one of nine players Real will look to offload over the summer to fund the purchase of either Mbappe or Haaland, both of whom will cost upwards of £150million.

According to The Times, Real could sell Odegaard for £35million after Zinedine Zidane didn’t offer him an opportunity to compete for a starting place at the Bernabeu.

He started just three LaLiga and two Champions League matches for Real in the first half of the season, spending most of the time either out injured or warming the bench, and asked to go out on loan.

The Arsenal loan is Odegaard’s fourth since Real signed him for £2.5m back in 2015 following previous spells with Heerenveen, Vitesse Arnhem and Real Sociedad.

In total during that time, he has played just 11 matches for Real’s first team and his chance is unlikely to come even if Zidane leaves his post in the summer.

Real’s list of fundraising player sales also features Gareth Bale, currently on loan at Tottenham, forward Luka Jovic and another Arsenal loanee, Dani Ceballos.

Arsenal are reportedly not expected to sign Ceballos when his second season with the club finishes.

Real are determined to make a statement signing this summer despite their financial troubles and held talks with Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland this week.

 

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World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Ghana To Miss Jordan Ayew And Amartey Against South Africa

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The Black Stars are set to do without some first team players for their upcoming back-to-back games against Ethiopia and South Africa.

Premier League clubs have decided against releasing players for September’s round of World Cup qualifiers which are due to take place in Covid-19 red-listed countries, ruling Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew, Leicester City centre-back Daniel Amartey and Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu out of Ghana’s showdown away against South Africa.

 

According to a statement by the FA, nearly 60 players from 19 clubs have been affected by the decision.

 

South Africa, who are on the UK’s coronavirus red list, are set to host Ghana for a Group G matchday two fixture in Johannesburg on September 6.

“Premier League clubs have today reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries next month,” the FA announced on their official website on Tuesday.

“The clubs’ decision, which is strongly supported by the Premier League, will apply to nearly 60 players from 19 Premier League clubs who are due to travel to 26 red-list countries in the September international window.

“This follows Fifa’s current position not to extend its temporary release exception for players required to quarantine on their return from international duty.

“Extensive discussions have taken place with both The FA and the Government to find a solution, but due to ongoing public health concerns relating to incoming travellers from red-list countries, no exemption has been granted

Ghana are set to open their World Cup qualifiers with a home clash with Ethiopia on September 3 before making the trip to South Africa.
Earlier this month, Black Stars coach CK Akonnor unveiled a provisional list of 30 players for the uncoming double-header, the roster including Ayew, Amartey and Fosu.

 

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UTAG is Setting A Bad Precedent For Disobeying Court Injunction – Kabila

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Former Acting General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh, has slammed the UTAG executives for not obeying the injunction order by a High Court regarding their industrial action.

UTAG has refused to call off their strike despite calls on them to return to work.

The National Labour Commission, in an attempt to compel them to resume work, secured an injunction from an Accra High Court but the University lecturers Association has defied the court ruling.

According to UTAG President, Prof. Charles Marfo, the injunction has rather worsened the case for the Labour Commission.

“We were almost reaching a consensus until the government’s court issue arose. Now, a whole new ballgame has started because we’re also asking our lawyers to go to court . . . We were getting there. We were pushing; now this argument I’m making is lost,” he said.

Addressing the issue during Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”, James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly called Kabila, bemoaned the UTAG response to the Labour Commission’s injunction.

According to him, UTAG somehow disrespecting the injunction must be condemned in no uncertain terms stressing ”if care is not taken and we allow for positive defiance against a court ruling, we will be setting a certain bad precedent”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vote: KOTOKO vs HEARTS, Which Team Wins Today?

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Press on the Faint Circle before your preferred Team, then Press Vote to submit. Good luck!

 

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