Arsenal is being linked to several top-line forwards, many from Arsene Wenger‘s home country of France. One of them, Alexander Lacazette, could be progressing significantly. According to The Guardian and the Telegraph, the Gunners are preparing a $56 million bid for the Lyon frontman, an amount which would prove to break the club transfer record.
Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday in Kazan, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warmup tournament. Portugal also advanced from Group A after beating last-place New Zealand 4-0 in St. Petersburg. Needing a victory to advance from its difficult group, the hosts played well and took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexicans equalized with Nestor Araujo before halftime and secured the victory early in the second with a goal by Hirving Lozano after a blunder by Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. The Russians
MFM coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu charges his players to continue to push strong till the end of the Nigeria Professional Football League season. The Olukoya Boys have enjoyed a fine season so far, but with 13 more matches to go till the end of the season the coach has insisted that unwavering focus is important at this stage. “We want to make our fans happy and most especially the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Dr. Olukoya who has consistently impart positively on the lives of youths.