Arsenal earned £5.6 Million from Fabregas transfer | INFORMATION NIGERIA

Arsenal earned £5.6 Million from Fabregas transfer

Posted by: @femi4arsenal on June 13, 2014


Arsenal will pocket £5.6million from the sale of former Gunner Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea.

The Spanish midfielder completed his return to London on Thursday in a £30m move from Barcelona, signing a contract in the region of £150,000-a-week.

But the deal will also boost Arsenals already healthy £100million transfer budget and enable them to pursue striker Mario Balotelli who is among manager Arsene Wengers summer targets.

In addition to the buy-back clause, Arsenal were also believed to have struck a deal entitling them to 50 percent of the profit from Fabregas next move.

However, Sportsmail understands the payment made to Arsenal in relation to Fabregas move to Chelsea will come from the acceleration of all performanceclauses, as if they were achieved, from the original deal in 2011.

Arsenal snubbed the chance to re-sign their former captain but will still benefit from the sale of the 27- year-old to their rivals.

And, in announcing his return to the Premier League, Fabregas was quick to underline the fact his former club rejected the chance to bring him back to the Emirates Stadium.

Fabregas came through the ranks at Arsenal, and went on to captain the side before returning to boyhood club Barcelona in 2011.

Arsenal secured a first-option buy-back clause as part of the £35million deal which saw Fabregas return to Catalonia.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had considered taking up the option once it became clear Barca were looking to sell the midfielder.

But with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain already at the club, Wenger decided his squad didnot need another creative midfielder.{DailyMail}


Go Naija! Personalise your Bottle of “Famous” | INFORMATION NIGERIA

Go Naija! Personalise your Bottle of “Famous”

Posted by: Gbolahan on June 13, 2014

“This is true friendship in football and we all, especially Nigerians, must start to imbibe this type of gesture”. These were the words of Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi after receiving a personalized bottle of The Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky, Scotland’s number one selling whisky brand. The bottle, which was, inscribed “Famous Keshi”, was presented by opposite number, Gordon Strachan – a true legend of Scottish football just before Nigeria played a 2-2 draw with the Scots last month.

Now, The Famous Grouse, a true legend of Scotch Whisky, is offering you the chance to win a bottle with your very own name on it.They’ll be giving away one personalized bottle every day, until July 13th.

Simply answer the trivia question each day on The Famous Grouse Nigeria’s Facebook Page and you will stand the chance of winning a personalised bottle of The Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky:

Question For July 12: Which Famous brand is Scotland’s number one selling whisky?

Go Naija, be part of something famous! Follow the conversation at

Give Brazil the World Cup now, say Croatia after being robbed by Japanese referee who ‘didn’t speak English’ | INFORMATION NIGERIA

Give Brazil the World Cup now, say Croatia after being robbed by Japanese referee who didnt speak English

Posted by: @femi4arsenal on June 13, 2014

Croatia players and Referee

Vedran Corluka says referee Yuichi Nishimura tried only to speak with the Croatia players in Japanese as they sought explanation for the decision that turned opening match in Brazil’s favour.

The Croatia players have escalated their attack on Yuichi Nishimura, calling on Fifa not to give the Japanese referee another World Cup game and to simply award the trophy to Brazil unless standards of officiating improve.

Vedran Corluka, the former Tottenham defender, also revealed that Nishimura tried only to speak with the Croatia players in Japanese as they sought explanation for the decision that turned last night’s opening match in Brazil’s favour.

The main controversy arose in the 70th minute when, with the score still 1-1, Nishimura awarded the softest of penalties for the most fleeting of contact between Croatia defender Dejan Lovren and Brazil striker Fred.

Neymar converted the chance and Brazilwent on to prevail 3-1.

“I think if this continues then no one should play against Brazil,” said Corluka.

“We should just give them the World Cup and everyone can go home. I think it isembarrassing.

“I have never seen a referee in a World Cup that doesnt speak English. It is quite amazing. He was trying to speak to the players in Japanese. It is ridiculous. He was speaking Japanese but no onecould understand him because we dont have Japanese players.”

Asked if Nishimura favoured Brazil, Corluka said:

“Everyone saw that, not just Croatian players. Every 50/50 decision went to Brazilian players and I think Neymar elbowed Luca (Modric). After that he gives the penalty. We scored a goal, he disallowed a goal. It was quite embarrassing. It was the opening of theWorld Cup and you expect something more. He was keen to give the penalty. After that he wanted to give something to us. It was quite funny. I dont think heshould be allowed to referee another game.”

Lovren, whose minimal contact with Fred somehow still provoked such a theatrical reaction, admitted that he wanted to cry after the game. “It is not just difficult for me to take, but for everyone who watched this game I think it was two billion people,” said Lovren. “Of course I am angry. I want to cry now. I was asking the referee, ‘how can you do this to us’? He didnt know what to say. The problemis that the referee doesnt speak English.

“It is a shame that he cannot explain to me or to anyone else in English. How can any referee be in the World Cup for that? It is like when a player gets a red card and he will be out for two or three games. I think It [should be] the same.”Asked if Brazil were favoured, the Southampton defender added: “Maybe yes, maybe no. If it is like this, then we can give the World Cup directly toBrazil.”{Telegraph}

PHOTOS: Nigerian Model Strips To Wish Super Eagles World Cup Luck In Brazil | INFORMATION NIGERIA

PHOTOS: Nigerian Model Strips To Wish Super Eagles World Cup Luck In Brazil

Posted by: Deolu on June 13, 2014

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup starting today June 12, 2014 in Brazil, On-air-personality for Cool FM/model, Mercy Ajisafe aka Omo London has shown her support for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, as she rocks two different looks.

The Presenter also an actress known for flaunting her long legs, stri*ped off in one of her looks while wearing just a sultry halter bikini top and black bikini bottom waving the Nigerian flag.

Then for the other look she rocks the Nigerian jersey white hot pants as a special gift to the national team.

She has previously modelled for High Street U.K brands such as Marks Spencer and Boux Avenue and has worked for fashion heavyweights such as Lanre Da Silva, Frank Oshodi and Ituen Basi in Nigeria.

Meanwhile its not just Mercy Ajisafe who has shown support for the Super Eagles. One of who is controversial singer, Maheeda who also shared photos of herself wearing just an old-style custom-designed national T-shirt of the football team and white panties.

Nigerias Super Eagles arrived Sao Paulo International Airport in Brazil yesterday, June 11 at about 10:40pm from Miami, United States where they have been camping for more than a week ago.

Suarez Back in Uruguay Training After Surgery | INFORMATION NIGERIA

Suarez Back in Uruguay Training After Surgery

Posted by: Omaku Cephas on June 13, 2014

Luis Suarez has been involved in full training with Uruguay for the first time since his knee operation.

The Liverpool marksman went through the knife on May 21 to repair meniscus damage, after complaining of intense pain during training.

He took part in a session on Thursday ahead of Uruguays opening Group D game against Costa Rica on Saturday.

Suarez Could Return for Uruguay Against England.

Suarezs team-mate, Diego Forlan, is also back, having recovered from stomach bug.

Suarez, 27, scored 31 times for Liverpool last season, as the Reds finished runners-up to champions Manchester City.

Uruguay will play England on 19th June before a final group face off with Italy.

Fully Fit Omeruo Happy to Be Back | INFORMATION NIGERIA

Fully Fit Omeruo Happy to Be Back

Posted by: Omaku Cephas on June 13, 2014

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo is happy to be back training with the rest of the World Cup squad, after missing out on some of the warm-up friendlies due to injury.The Chelsea centre-back has had to carry out individual sessions in recent week, following an ankle injury he suffered in training in the United States of America.

“Kenneth is happy to be back training with the rest of the squad,” the player’s adviser Chuka Akujobi told

It is yet unknown if Omeruo will be Listed in Nigeria Starting Line-Up Against Iran.

“He said he felt no training all through the training.”

The injury forced the 20-year-old out of Coach Stephen Keshi’s team for the final tune-up game against the USA, a fortnight after missing the Eagles send-forth match against Scotland at Craven Cottage, London, due to malaria.

Cesc Fabregas rejected Manchester United because of his girlfriend | INFORMATION NIGERIA

Cesc Fabregas rejected Manchester United because of his girlfriend

Posted by: @femi4arsenal on June 13, 2014


Cesc Fabregas was forced to reject the chance to move to Manchester United in favour of Chelsea on the orders of his girlfriend Daniella Semaan, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Spain international complete his move to Stamford Bridge on Thursday afternoon in a £27 million deal from Barcelona. Fabregas admitted thatArsenal rejected the chance to re-sign him, leaving the battle for his signature down to Chelsea and Manchester United.

For Louis van Gaal, however, it seemed he was always fighting a losing battle in his reported attempts to sign Fabregas, as the players girlfriend had told him she would not be please if he decidedon a move to Old Trafford.

Semaan urged Fabregas to make sure he rejected Manchester Uniteds advances and find a club in London. With Arsenal out of the equation, Chelsea was the only viable option.

The reason is geographical rather than fandom for Semaan, who could not see herself setting up a life in Manchester but could accept the idea of living onEnglands capital.

Ideally, she would not have left Barcelona at all and had asked Fabregas to seriously consider staying at the Nou Camp despite the fact the club weredesperate to get rid of him.

Fabregas hailed his return to the Premier League as a chance to conclude some unfinished business and said it was crucial the move was announced beforeSpain kicked off their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands.

The revelation is a further blow for Manchester United, who seem to be trying to spend a large transfer budget but are failing to convince players tomove to Old Trafford.

Life is uncertain for the Red Devils at the moment and the 13-time Premier League champions will not compete in any European competition next season.

Another finish outside the top four is likely to have devastating effects on their revenue stream, meaning their position at the top of world football isin doubt.

That fact would have, no doubt, helped Fabregas make his final decision to join up with an old enemy in the form of Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal are set to receive around £5 million from the transfer thanks to a series of complex clauses inserted into the 2011 deal that took him from theEmirates Stadium to the Nou Camp.

Fabregas will now compete with the likes of Oscar for a place in the Chelsea starting XI and would have been warned after the Brazilian put in an excellentdisplay against Croatia in the World Cup opener.{GMS}