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Manchester United Bid £70m For Harry Maguire

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Manchester United have made a £70m bid for Leicester defender, Harry Maguire.

Acording to a report by BBC, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign Maguire who has the leadership qualities he is looking for.

It is understood that Leicester’s board have been made aware of Maguire’s wishes and that the 26-year-old would welcome the chance to step up to what he regards as a higher level.

However, £70 million would also be short of Leicester’s valuation of the player.The England defender, who has also attracted interest from Premier League champions Manchester City, signed a five-year contract last September and manager Brendan Rodgers made it clear at the end of the season he feels Maguire can develop even more if he remains at the club.

United have had a long-standing interest in Maguire but they backed away from a deal 12 months ago because they felt the £70m that would be needed for a transfer to be concluded was too high.

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BREAKING: FIFA Bans Africa Football Chief Ahmad Ahmad For 5 Years Over Corruption

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The global governing football body announced FIFA has on Monday suspended the head of African football Ahmad Ahmad for five years for corruption

FIFA in a statement announcing the suspension said Ahmad, who has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) since March 2017 and was standing for re-election had “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President”.

The 60-year-old Madagascan official was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000) by FIFA for the misdeeds, which related to “the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca” and his involvement in CAF’s dealings with a sports equipment company.

In 2019, Ahmad was detained for questioning by French authorities on the eve of the Women’s World Cup over an equipment deal with a firm that appeared to have little connection with soccer.

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Pep Guardiola Signs Man City Contract Extension

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Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year deal that will see him remain as Manchester City manager until the summer of 2023.

The 49-year-old has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three league cups since joining in 2016.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of this season.

Guardiola’s current five-year stay is the longest commitment he has made to a team since becoming a manager in 2008.

City have won nearly seventy-four percent, or 181 of their 245 matches, under Guardiola.

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FIFA Club World Cup To Be Held In Qatar In February 2021

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The 2022 world cup hosts, Qatar, are set to host the world’s continental club championship for the second time in February, after hosting the 2019 edition that was won by Liverpool.

Two clubs have already qualified for the tournament. European champions Bayern Munich will be joined by Qatar stars league winners Al Duhail who are the host nation’s representatives.

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