Lars Bender a target for Arsenal?

The Daily Express are today reporting that Arsenal are ready to make a bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender following interest from last summer. Arsene Wenger saw a £15m bid rejected in the summer window of 2013 but looks set to step up the offer to £21m. Bender, 25 years old, has never played outside of the Bundesliga so could …

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Gareth ThomasLars Bender a target for Arsenal?

Manchester United complete Luke Shaw deal

We reported earlier how Manchester United were close to the signing of Southampton left back Luke Shaw, well this afternoon it has been confirmed that the 18 year old has completed his move to Old Trafford. Shaw, becomes Louis Van Gaal’s second summer signing following the arrival of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao yesterday. Luke Shaw becomes the most expensive …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United complete Luke Shaw deal

Liverpool agree fee for Lallana

Liverpool are announcing that they have agreed a proposed fee for Southampton and England midfielder, Adam Lallana. Adam Lallana set for medical after #LFC agree £25m transfer fee with Southampton: http://t.co/vjXU2V4JTm pic.twitter.com/GtSo1mFozU — Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) June 27, 2014 With a fee said to be around, £25m, Lallana is on his way to Anfield to complete his medical for the …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool agree fee for Lallana

Suarez update: Are Liverpool’s lawyers already in talks with Barcelona?

The Suarez saga continues. Luis Suarez will be known for many things in his career, but none more so than is appetitive, not just for football, but for “biting” and his ill-discipline. The Liverpool and Uruguayan striker has been struck with a four-month ban which has been posed by FIFA after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. …

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Oliver BainesSuarez update: Are Liverpool’s lawyers already in talks with Barcelona?

Bayern Munich star ready to move to Liverpool?

Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to complete his anticipated move to Liverpool in the coming days according to the Metro. Currently at the World Cup with Switzerland, Shaqiri gave Liverpool fans a flavour of what they can expect should he secure his move to Anfield as the midfielder finished the match with a hat-trick against Honduras. The Bayern Munich …

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Oliver BainesBayern Munich star ready to move to Liverpool?

We need to talk about Nick – Is Arsenal reject worth the risk?

Arsenal have released striker Nicklas Bendtner after deciding not to renew his contract which has duly ended. The Danish striker is now in search of a new club after leaving the Gunners, a club where he has been since 2005. Out of favour with management and the fans it seems, Bendtner has had a tough ride in his latter career …

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Oliver BainesWe need to talk about Nick – Is Arsenal reject worth the risk?
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Is the Premier League ruining English Football?

It’s a common debate – “Which league is the best in the world?”. More often than not, the resounding consensus from football fans, players, managers and pundits is “The English Premier League”. Able to attract some of the best global talent, the Premier League is the home of some of the worlds best players and teams. Attractive football and heaps …

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Oliver BainesIs the Premier League ruining English Football?

Suarez Out – Are Liverpool ready to bring in Belgian starlet?

According to the Metro, Liverpool are ready to bring in young Belgian sensation Divock Origi. The 19-year-old has mightily impressed at the World Cup despite coming on as a substitute in all three games. He has shown promise and has made a real statement for his potential ability. Origi is playing in the French league with Lille, the young striker managed …

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Oliver BainesSuarez Out – Are Liverpool ready to bring in Belgian starlet?

Ball winning midfielder is attracting heavy interest from Manchester United

It appears that Manchester United are looking at another midfielder, this time it’s 22-year old William Carvalho. The Portuguese man is a ball winning central midfielder who currently plays his football in his home nation at Sporting. Carvalho has been involved at the World Cup with Portugal and made a cameo appearance against the USA in their 2-2 draw. Speaking …

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Oliver BainesBall winning midfielder is attracting heavy interest from Manchester United

Manchester United closing in on boy-wonder

Manchester United are closing in on Southampton and England left back, Luke Shaw; according to BBC Sport. The fee is reported to be around £30m and negotiations are far down the line. The Red Devils are keen to conclude the deal and are said to be close. Shaw will arrive in Manchester ahead of his medical and near a step closer …

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Oliver BainesManchester United closing in on boy-wonder

What a difference a year makes! – Liverpool FC

Hands up, be honest, who predicted Liverpool would come second last season? Who would’ve called them missing out on the title by virtue of a slip by the captain? I think even the most ardent Liverpool fan would’ve laughed at that thought! For many, Brendan Rodgers’ side were challenging for a Champions League spot at best; yet on Sunday 11th …

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Gareth ThomasWhat a difference a year makes! – Liverpool FC

Former Premier League stars sent home from the World Cup

Ghana today took the brave decision to expel two of their key men from their World Cup squad, hours before the Group G decider with Portugal. Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari will play no further part in the Black Stars World Cup campaign, even if it is only for this evening. Both players have been suspended indefinitely for different reasons, …

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Gareth ThomasFormer Premier League stars sent home from the World Cup

Manchester United sign Ander Herrera

Earlier today we reported that Athletic Bilbao had officially “rejected” a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera, well we can confirm this has now changed as Athletic Bilbao get ready to say goodbye to their star man. Bilbao, notoriously tough negotiators have now gone back on their earlier tweet claiming to have rejected a bid from the Red  Devils. …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United sign Ander Herrera

Does Suarez’s ban make a move from Liverpool to Barcelona or Real Madrid more or less likely?

So Luis Suarez will be banned for 9 international matches but more importantly for his club Liverpool FC the 4 month ban “from all footballing activity” is the detrimental blow. With rumours mills and newspapers all linking the prolific poacher to a move away from Anfield, how does this significant ban change the club’s plans? Spanish journalist Guillem Balague tweeted …

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Gareth ThomasDoes Suarez’s ban make a move from Liverpool to Barcelona or Real Madrid more or less likely?

Vidal ready to move to Manchester or Madrid!

Reports from the Italian media have revealed that Juventus midfielder, Arturo Vidal’s agent is flying to Brazil to meet with representatives from Manchester United & Real Madrid to discuss a potential deal for the Chilean. If Vidal was to move to Manchester United, it is said that the Red Devils would be keen to offload Portuguese winger Nani and see him …

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Oliver BainesVidal ready to move to Manchester or Madrid!

Liverpool and Uruguay’s Luis Suarez receives his punishment! – Not good news for The Reds

Luis Suarez will miss the rest of the World Cup as he received his 9 match international ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on Tuesday evening. He will also be banned from football for 4 months, affecting his club Liverpool. This of course is Suarez’s third suspension for biting after being found guilty when captain of Dutch side Ajax, …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool and Uruguay’s Luis Suarez receives his punishment! – Not good news for The Reds

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera bid rejected but for how long?

This morning Athletic Bilbao tweeted they had rejected a bid from Manchester United for 24-year-old midfielder Ander Herrera. For Manchester United this will be a case of deja-vu as they saw a January deadline day move for the player descend into a “farce”. A statement on the Athletic Bilbao club website read: “The Athletic Club wishes to report that this …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United’s Ander Herrera bid rejected but for how long?

Arsenal about to sign Sami?

Is Sami Khedira about to sign for Arsenal? That is what is being said this morning; the German international is looking to move away from Real Madrid and Arsenal look the most likely to secure the services of Khedira; should he move to the Premier League. The gossip comes from this article, which reports that Spanish newspaper AS saying that Real …

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Oliver BainesArsenal about to sign Sami?

Chelsea in surprise bid for African striker!

Chelsea have put in a shock bid for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike according to The Metro. The Nigerian has been a part of the World Cup squad and it is said that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been impressed with the striker. A reported fee of £16m has been quoted as the transfer fee.The 27-year-old has proved a handful for defences …

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Oliver BainesChelsea in surprise bid for African striker!

Manchester City sign Porto star!

It’s been confirmed! Manchester City agree to sign Porto midfielder Fernando for a reported fee of around £12m. The two clubs were in discussion over the Brazilian born midfielder back in January and City were said to be signing him on transfer deadline day. However, a fee could not be agreed and the move collapsed. Now, City have revived their interest in …

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Oliver BainesManchester City sign Porto star!