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EPL: Rangnick gives Martial condition to leave Man Utd

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Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has confirmed Anthony Martial has asked to leave the club in January.

However, Rangnick also revealed no club has registered interest in the player.

Martial held a meeting with the German last week, and he backed up the claims of his agent, Phillippe Lamboley, confirming that he wishes to leave the club. https://dailypost.ng/2021/12/23/epl-man-united-top-star-holds-talk-with-rangnick-to-leave-old-trafford/

Rangnick said he is sympathetic to the 26-year-old’s situation after struggling for opportunities this season, but made it clear the France forward will only be granted a move if it suits the club.

“We spoke at length and he explained to me he has been at Manchester United now for the last seven years and he feels it is the right time for a change, to go somewhere else,” Rangnick said.

“I told him listen, as long as there is no club showing interest in him — and it should not only be in the interest of the player it should also be in the interest of the club — so far, as far as I know, there has been no offer from any other club and as long as this is the case he will stay.”

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provides update after return to Arsenal for heart tests

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he’s “absolutely fine” after returning to London for health checks.

The Arsenal forward was away at AFCON with Gabon when he experienced some heart issues.

A scan revealed possible issues after Aubameyang tested positive for Covid 19 in the lead up to the tournament.

The Gunners recalled the 32-year-old, who is currently not being selected by Mikel Arteta following a disciplinary breach.

Aubameyang has taken to social media to share that he is “completely healthy” following further tests.

He said on Instagram : “Hi guys, I came back to London to do some additional checks, and I’m very happy to say that my heart is absolutely fine and I’m completely healthy!! Really appreciate all the messages over the last few days and I’m already back at it”

Gabon boss Patrice Neveu revealed that Arsenal were keen to get their player back once news of his possible issues broke.

He said, as quoted by Sky Sports : “What I know is that they’ve been Covid free for the last 72 hours. We couldn’t arrange an MRI for them, and as a result they couldn’t train.

“It was really annoying for them to stay in their rooms. We made the decision yesterday with the President and under pressure from the clubs too, because they’re worried so that [Aubameyang] should go back to Arsenal and Mario [Lemina] back to Nice.”

Despite Mikel Arteta’s recent shunning of the forward, Neveu did admit that it was the club’s right to recall their player.

Aubameyang is currently out of the first team picture as his future remains up in the air.

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AFCON 2021: Nigeria to play Tunisia in Round of 16

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Nigeria will take on Tunisia in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16.

This was confirmed on Thursday, following the completion of all group games in the competition.

The Super Eagles finished top of Group D ahead of Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

The Carthage Eagles lost 1-0 to Gambia in their final Group F clash.

Nigeria’s match against Tunisia will be played on Saturday, January 23.

Kick off is 8pm.

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Novak Djokovic in talks to sue Australian government for ‘ill treatment’

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Novak Djokovic is discussing with lawyers about suing the Australian government for £3.2million for “ill treatment”.

The unvaccinated tennis star, 34, claimed he had a visa exemption but was deported before the Australian Open.

The damages of £3.2million includes the £2.3million prize money the world No?1 tennis player expected to have won.

According to The Sun, a source close to his agent Edoardo Artladi said: “It’s well known that Novak and his family feel he was poorly treated in the quarantine hotel in Melbourne.

“His mother revealed how it was full of fleas and maggots. He was kept a virtual prisoner.”

Lawyer Toma Fila added: “He was subjected to humiliating treatment. He should sue.”

Djokovic is back home in Belgrade, Serbia.

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