WATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

In a bizarre moment in yesterday’s Champions League match between Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea; on loan winger Nani blitzes down the wing on a Sporting counter attack before back-heeling the ball into the path of what he thought was a team-mate. Turns out it was the ref… See the video here… Sporting lost the game 1-0, thanks to a 34th …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

Manchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

Manchester United are ready to launch an audacious £51m bid for Juventus duo, Arturo Vidal and Angelo Ogbonna, according to the Metro. United fans may only have to wait until January to see more big name players entering the “Theatre of Dreams” as Van Gaal adds Vidal and Ogbonna to his ever growing list of transfer targets. Van Gaal is apparently …

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Oliver BainesManchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

Sturridge not to feature for England this month

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has quickly resolved the question as to whether Sturridge will feature for his country this month; the answer, no. Sturridge picked up his thigh injury whilst on international duty with the England team at the start of September and has been sidelined ever since. Speaking to BBC Sport, Rodgers said, “If we’re talking about players being picked …

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Oliver BainesSturridge not to feature for England this month

Newcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

Newcastle United fans will have mixed feelings at the news that disliked manager Alan Pardew will not be sacked yet. BBC Sport report that despite poor form and fans protests, his job is not yet coming to an end. Alan Pardew is currently working under his bumper 8-year contract at Newcastle and this perhaps could be why his sacking has …

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Gareth ThomasNewcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

Fellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?

When Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton last summer for a fee of £27.5m, many saw this as paying over the odds. Now CaughtOffside.com believe the Goodison Park favourite could be set for a return to Merseyside in a swap deal for Seamus Coleman. It is understood that Everton would be willing to accept a cash plus Fellaini deal for their …

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Gareth ThomasFellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?

Tottenham tempted by Sampdoria’s Gabbiadini

Tottenham Hotspur are today being linked with a January move for Sampdoria’s Italian international Manolo Gabbiadini. The London Evening Standard understand that scouts for Spurs were in Italy watching the forward recently. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to fight off a number of British clubs as well as Spanish title holders Atlético Madrid for the signature of Gabbiadini who has …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham tempted by Sampdoria’s Gabbiadini

Chelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Chelsea are rumoured to be chasing young Brazilian attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca from Benfica. The Daily Star believe Chelsea could return to do business with the Portuguese club from whom they purchased David Luiz and Nemanja Matic. The 6ft 2in, 20-year-old Talisca only joined Benfica this summer from Brazilian club Bahia where he had made 30 first team appearances. He had been …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Ander Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal will be frustrated once again as Ander Herrera is added to his injury list. The club tweeted how Herrera fractured a rib against West Ham United on the weekend and now he will be missing over the next few weeks. Ander Herrera was substituted after 74 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham …

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Gareth ThomasAnder Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

Ronaldo to return to Manchester United in January?

Is Cristiano Ronaldo set to make a return to Manchester United in January? No, that is the answer according to Sky Sports Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague. The Spaniard said, “It is quite clear that Manchester United are letting all this continue because they are interested in Cristiano Ronaldo.” “Cristiano Ronaldo dreams and would like to go back to Manchester United. It’s …

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Oliver BainesRonaldo to return to Manchester United in January?

Manchester United’s Di Maria set to return to Argentina one day

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has vowed to return to his home nation one day before ending his footballing career and has said he would like to play for former club Rosario Central. “As for anyone it was a dream for me to come to Europe,” Di Maria told Sky Sports “But it will also be a dream to play …

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Oliver BainesManchester United’s Di Maria set to return to Argentina one day

Former player and Liverpool hero has his say on Mignolet

Former Liverpool defender and hero Jamie Carragher has had his say on the hot topic of Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation. Carragher revealed to Sky Sports that he thinks Mignolet needs to be making big saves this season, “I think the best goalkeepers who win big trophies make big saves at big moments. That was a big moment. It’s not a massive mistake, …

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Oliver BainesFormer player and Liverpool hero has his say on Mignolet

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew set for showdown talks with Mike Ashley

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have serious showdown talks with owner Mike Ashley over his future in the coming days. The meeting comes in the light of Newcastle’s recent performances in the past weeks and yesterdays 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City may have sent Ashley over the edge. “We’ll have some serious conversations because he doesn’t …

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Oliver BainesNewcastle boss Alan Pardew set for showdown talks with Mike Ashley

West Brom defender signs new deal

West Brom defender, Craig Dawson has penned a new contract with the baggies after signing a new three-year-deal. The Baggies pinched Dawson from Rochdale back in 2010 and has found it difficult at times to settle at the Hawthorns. However, since proving his worth in the starting line up under Alan Irvine, Dawson has been a solid asset to the …

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Oliver BainesWest Brom defender signs new deal

Real Madrid ahead of Man United in race for Reus

Marco Reus is one of the hottest properties in world football with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all heavily linked to the German. However, Marca and TalkSport believe that Real Madrid are ahead in the race to take him to La Liga instead of the Premier League. Marco Reus has been joined current club Borussia Dortmund in January 2012 for €17.1m …

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Gareth ThomasReal Madrid ahead of Man United in race for Reus

Russell Slade close to Cardiff City appointment

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has confirmed that former Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is close to being appointed as new Bluebirds manager. Tan told Sky Sports that Slade is currently working in a ‘consultant’ role following a despite over compensation with League 1 Orient. Russell Slade, 53-years-old, won League 1 Manager of the Season last year as his Leyton Orient …

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Gareth ThomasRussell Slade close to Cardiff City appointment

Marek Hamsik linked with Liverpool switch

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik is being linked with a Liverpool transfer as reported by the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old is currently managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez in Italy. In June 2007, the newly-promoted Napoli paid €5.5m for the Slovakia to secure him from Brescia. In the time since, Hamsik has become a Napoli legend playing 243 times in …

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Gareth ThomasMarek Hamsik linked with Liverpool switch

Ill health causes Watford to change Head Coach

Watford have been left in turmoil somewhat as Head Coach Oscar Garcia has been forced to step down after just 27 days in the job. The club confirmed that Billy McKinlay would be the new man at the helm as Garca’s health means he is unable to continue. Watford appointed the Spaniard and former Barcelona midfielder Oscar Garcia on 2 September to …

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Gareth ThomasIll health causes Watford to change Head Coach

Ramsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

Aaron Ramsey is set to be out for a month with a hamstring injury according to BBC Sport and this means he will miss Wales’ vital home qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus. The 23-year-old midfielder is an important player to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal but perhaps is even more important to Chris Coleman’s Wales side. With Wales also missing …

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Gareth ThomasRamsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

Ryan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

On loan Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he may stay at Southampton and leave Chelsea in the summer. Speaking to the Metro, Bertrand said, “The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa (last season). I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block,” he …

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Oliver BainesRyan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay