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Mainz reject big-money Premier League bid for Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Mainz have rejected a big-money bid for Ivory Coast international Jean-Philippe Gbamin from an unnamed Premier League suitor, according to the club's sporting director.

Speaking to Bild, Rouven Schroeder confirmed that the Bundesliga side had received a significant offer from a Premier League club but have no intention of letting the 22-year-old leave.

"The good thing is we already received an extraordinary offer, but we turned it down," Schroeder began. "Jean-Philippe will stay."

Schroeder added...

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Joris Gnagnon has signed for Sevilla on a five-year deal from Stade Rennais, the Spanish heavyweights have confirmed.

In a statement on the club website, Los Rojiblancos have revealed they they've recruited the 21-year-old from Ligue 1, with the Franco-Ivorian defender penning a deal that will keep him at the club until 2023.

The centre-back featured 36 times in the French top flight for Rennes last season, netting against both AS Monaco and Olympique de Marseille.

Despite his slender years, Gnagnon...

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The Cote d'Ivoire have named Ibrahim Kamara as their new head coach, finally finding a successor for Marc Wilmots after seven months without a manager.

The Elephants parted ways with Wilmots in November following the Belgian's failure to secure World Cup qualification, and have opted for Kamara as the man to secure the West Africans' spot at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Kamara, who had previously been head coach of the Elephants' home-based team, was Herve Renard's assistant during the AFCON-winning...

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Yaya Toure yet to show up for Ivory Coast international duty

Toure amazed by dramatic penalty shoot-out victory

Yaya Toure is yet to report for international duty, the Ivorian Football Federation has confirmed.

The Manchester City midfielder was recalled by Ivory Coast for their upcoming friendlies against Togo and Moldova in France, on March 24 and 27 respectively, after a three-year absence.

Toure, 34, retired from international football after captaining his country to African Nations Cup glory in 2015 but declared his availability again last December.

Toure, who has 102 caps, was not present as the squad...

Zambia draw with Namibia to top Group B

Zambia drew 1-1 with Namibia in Casablanca to top Group B and set up an African Nations Championship meeting with Sudan, while the point sets the Brave Warriors up for a date with hosts Morocco in the next round.

In the group's other fixture, already eliminated duo Uganda and Ivory Coast played out a stodgy 0-0 draw in Marrakech, as both sides ended disappointing campaigns on a limp note.

Surprise pacakge Namibia had left it late before striking in both of their first two fixtures, but here they...