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MBAPPÉ EMERGES AS SHOCK BAYERN TRANSFER TARGET

The list of clubs that are currently in chase of Paris Saint-Germain forward KylianMbappé has continued to grow longer and this time it has extended all the way to Germany. The France international attacker is a major transfer target for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid and the Los Blancos have been touted as his next destination should he leave France, but it looks as though there will be strong competition for the young striker as Bayern Munich have now entered the race to sign him, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has continued to refuse to sign a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain and that’s the reason he has continued to be linked with an exit from the French Cup winners in recent months. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was asked last month whether Real Madrid will be working on a deal to sign him in the summer but the French manager played down those rumors and insisted that he will not discuss other clubs’ players.

Bayern Munich have announced that Hansi Flick will be leaving the club at the end of the season and will be replaced by Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig manager, and this is a factor that could affect Mbappé’sdecision about his future.

Flick heaped praise on Mbappé after the meeting between Bayern and the French club in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages earlier this season, and in doing so, he dropped a major hint that he could try to lure the former Monaco striker to the Allianz Arena. However, with Flick departing Bayern this summer, Mbappé could either decide to extend his PSG contract or move to Real Madrid and possibly play under Zidane, who he has admitted to having an admiration for since he was a kid.

FA URGED BY AMNESTY TO LOOK INTO HUMAN RIGHTS AHEAD OF 2022 WORLD CUP

A human rights group has once again urged the Football Association to pile up pressure on world football governing body FIFA to ensure the full protection and safety of the rights of migrant workers in Qatar.

The Gulf state is currently experiencing bloodshed and has been chosen to host the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup, with the opening game of the tournament slated to hold on the 21st of November in two years.

According to Reality Check 2020 a new Amnesty report, it has been pointed out that although there have been developments and reforms made about the country’s labor laws, there are still some certain issues that are halting the success of progressive positive changes being implemented. These issues have to do with rogue employers being held accountable for their actions.

Kate Allen, its UK director officially wrote to Mark Bullingham, the chief executive of the Football Association. In her letter, she wrote urging the national football governing body to get more active in ensuring that FIFA carries out its corporate responsibility of being effective in addressing human rights abuses that have a connection with the tournament.

The Amnesty report goes on to state that earlier this year, it sent information to FIFA about how a subcontractor overseeing some work activities on one of the selected venues for the tournament had failed to pay the allowances or wages of about one hundred migrant workers for up to seven months. In other cases, they failed to renew these migrants’ residency permits.

FIFA responded that it was not in any way aware of the situation until their filed report came in. With similar cases occurring, the Football Association and FIFA have again been contacted and the Amnesty group believes a change should be effected.