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Cote d'Ivoire and Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to miss two more UEFA matches due to suspension.

Bailly has been given a three-match ban for his red card against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final on May 11.

The 23-year-old centre back was shown his marching orders after a brawl in the semi-final and missed the final against Ajax Amsterdam, which Jose Mourinho's men won 2-0.

However, the BBC website suspension has now been extended to include two more games.

Bailly will miss the Super Cup against Real Madrid on 8 August and United's opening Champions League group match.

The Elephants international's case does not qualify for an appeal because the European football's governing body only overturns decisions made by the referee in cases of mistaken identity. 

Victor Wanyama insists Tottenham have eyes on bigger prizes than finishing ahead of rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.

 

Spurs secured a 2-0 win in the north London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday and are guaranteed to finish ahead of the Gunners in the league for the first time in 21 years.

 

Mauricio Pochettino's side are sat just four points behind leaders Chelsea after a nine-match winning streak in the top flight, and Wanyama insists the win over Arsenal was nothing unexpected.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has been derided for the incessant use of slogans since the launch of her election campaign. However, as with Donald Trump and his insistence on the adjective - from 'crooked Hillary' to 'crazy Bernie' - that doesn't necessarily mean it won't work. Repetition, even repetition that might not stand up to real scrutiny, resonates.

 

 

United's home misery

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It's a trope that's as old as literature itself. Homer's Iliad, widely regarded as the earliest work in the Western literary tradition, began life as an oral poem passed down through the generations. Hence the recurring epithets. Odysseus was resourceful. Achilles was swift-footed and Ajax was mighty. The messages are hammered home so often that they stick.

Following weeks of speculations over his future, Nigerian prodigy, Kelechi Iheanacho completed his anticipated £25 million move from Manchester City to Leicester City after passing a medical on Tuesday evening.


The transfer was held up by legal issues over his image rights with his former agents. But sources close to the player confirmed that after passing his medical on Tuesday, the player signed a five-year contract with the Foxes.

                                                                KELECHI IHEANACHO having his medical at the king power

The fee makes him the most expensive Nigerian player, displacing Odion Ighalo when he signed for Chinese club Changchun Yatai for £20m in January. It is also the second highest African transfer fee this season behind Mohamed Salah's £34.3m move from Roma to Liverpool.


A buy-back clause was inserted in the contract by Manchester City for one of Europe's brightest young footballers. The clause has been pegged at £50m.


Meanwhile, an announcement is expected within the next 24-48 hours as the club tidy up legal details in respect of his former representatives.


Iheanacho's arrival brings to three the number of Nigerians at the King Power after Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi.

West Ham United's spending spree has threatened to push Andre Ayew down the pecking order at the East London club. 

The Hammers have reinforced their attacking options with the signings of Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez in recent weeks, and Ayew will be wary of the fact that his place in the starting eleven is under threat. 

Ayew completed a then club record £20.5 million move from Swansea City 12 months ago, and despite injury and his participation at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations restricting his game time at the club - the Ghana international started the last 10 games of the season. 

With Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Robert Snodgrass, Sofiane Feghouli and utility player Michail Antonio also vying for a starting spot - the 27-year-old will have to be at his best if he is to continue being a first team regular. 

In 59 Premier League appearances, Ayew has scored 18 goals, chipping in with a further eight assists. 

Reports coming out of the United Kingdom suggest that Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony could be in line for a Swansea City return. 

The 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Stoke City, has found game time at Manchester City hard to come by with the forward unable to showcase the form that earned him a big money move to the Etihad Stadium in 2015. 

Bony joined The Citizens from Swansea City for a reported £28 million two years ago, but struggled for game time on his return from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations where the Elephants emerged victorious. 

The burly attacker found himself behind Kelechi Iheanacho and Sergio Aguero in the pecking order for most of the following season - prompting a move to the Potters on Pep Guardiola's arrival. 

According to the BBC, the Swans are eager to bring Bony back to the Liberty Stadium despite his recent troubles. Marseille, Lille, Fenerbahce and clubs in China are also reportedly interested in signing the forward. 

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