Legendary Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away

Real Madrid’s “honorary life president” has sadly passed away at the age of 88 in a hospital in Spain. The legend played 282 league games for Los Blancos and scored 216 goals. Di Stefano was born in Argentina and started his professional career in 1945 with River Plate, he played 66 times scoring 49, following this he spent time on …

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Gareth ThomasLegendary Alfredo Di Stéfano passes away

Profile: David Marshall – Is he worth £15m?

David Marshall won thousands of admirers last season with some phenomenal displays to keep Cardiff City fighting in the Premier League for as long as possible. He has 178 league appearances for the Bluebirds and whilst Cardiff got relegated they believe they can command a fee of £15m for the Scot. Is he worth it though?   DAVID MARSHALL  Position:  …

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Gareth ThomasProfile: David Marshall – Is he worth £15m?

Colombian Pablo Armero interests Southampton

Ronald Koeman has some work to do replenish his squad after summer sales that have given him £70m to spend. Colombian left-back Pablo Armero could be the man to replace Luke Shaw who joined Manchester United in a deal worth more than £30m. Armero spent some time on loan at West Ham United in the later half of last season …

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Gareth ThomasColombian Pablo Armero interests Southampton

Manchester United chase Netherlands full-back

Manchester United will have to increase their bid from the £4m already offered if they wish to secure the services of Feyenoord’s Daryl Janmaat. The Metro report that an offer of closer to £7m will be needed to bring him to Old Trafford this summer. Janmaat has impressed for the Netherlands in their World Cup group games playing all 3 …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United chase Netherlands full-back

Arsenal want more – Colombian next on Gunners wish list

The Express have today reported that despite Arsenal’s imminent signing of Alexis Sanchez, Wenger wants to bolster his attacking options by completing the signing of Fiorentina and Colombian winger, Juan Cuadrado. The Colombian impressed over the World Cup and has been given a hefty price tag by his Italian club side to fend of potential suitors. However, it seems Wenger means …

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Oliver BainesArsenal want more – Colombian next on Gunners wish list

“When in Rome” – Chelsea legend Cole to sign for Italian giants

“Welcome to Rome, Ashley” – Italian giants, Roma seem to have got their man. Ashley Cole looks set to join Roma after heavy links with the club have developed and the official AS Roma Twitter page tweeted this not long ago… Welcome to Rome, Ashley! @TheRealAC3 pic.twitter.com/wv00DuLINc — AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) July 7, 2014 Keen to move abroad, it seems …

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Oliver Baines“When in Rome” – Chelsea legend Cole to sign for Italian giants

Manchester United want Argentine midfielder

Reports have today suggested that Manchester United are ready to hijack a deal from Valenica’s grasp to lure Argentina midfielder, Enzo Perez to Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal is ready to activate Perez’s buy-out clause of £24m from Benfica. Valencia were said to be favourites to sign the Argentine, but reports have now suggested that Manchester United are ready to steal …

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Oliver BainesManchester United want Argentine midfielder

Why Arsenal won’t sign anyone until Thursday…

Arsenal have started to increase their transfer interest of late and with players linked, agreeing terms and nearing a move to the London club. However, I wouldn’t expect them to be revealed just yet. Fans will be asking the question, “when will they arrive?”. An insight into that answer could lie on the 10th July as Arsenal will be officially …

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Oliver BainesWhy Arsenal won’t sign anyone until Thursday…

“Yes, I will be joining Arsenal” – says World Cup star

World Cup star Mathieu Debuchy has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal all summer, finally reports from The Daily Star have revealed that Debuchy has said to a French reporter, “Yes, I will be joining Arsenal”. Well, there you have it Arsenal fans. The wait for your new right back is over. There was suggestion that Ivory Coast international, Serge …

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Oliver Baines“Yes, I will be joining Arsenal” – says World Cup star

Liverpool about to splash cash on duo

BBC Sport have reported that Liverpool are ready to splash the cash, £35m to be precise, on the attacking duo. Belgian, Divock Origi is said to have agreed terms with the Merseyside club and the deal is nearing completion. Origi who has impressed at the World Cup with Belgium has been a name that has made its way on to may …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool about to splash cash on duo

Liverpool bid rejected for Saints defender

According to Team Talk, Southampton have rejected an £18m bid from Liverpool for Croatian defender, Dejan Lovren. The Croat is said to be keen to link up again with former team-mates, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert who both made the switch to Merseyside this summer. The Saints are said to be holding out for £25m which they have priced their indispensable …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool bid rejected for Saints defender

Arsenal and Chelsea look towards French striker

Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann’s future still hangs in the balance as the La Liga side have snapped up a new striker. The new signing has opened up speculation according to the Express that the Frenchman may be on his way out of Spain and ready to move to the Premier League. With Arsenal and Chelsea in the hunt for the Sociedad …

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Oliver BainesArsenal and Chelsea look towards French striker
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Can Chelsea snatch Bayern star Toni Kroos from the claws of Real Madrid?

Chelsea have been hunting for goal hungry players with Jose Mourinho’s early summer signing of 27-year-old Cesc Fabregas for £27m and Diego Costa (£32m from Atletico Madrid) highlighting the aggressive pro-forward frame of mind he will be taking on this season. Now it appears Jose is after yet another attack-minded player in Toni Kroos. Bayern Munich have apparently had an …

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Harry FinegoldCan Chelsea snatch Bayern star Toni Kroos from the claws of Real Madrid?

Rodriguez or Neymar?

Who is better? Colombia’s James Rodriguez or Brazil’s Neymar? Both are so similar, but yet very different players. Rodriguez has been the name on everyone’s lips of late; scoring 5 goals and providing 2 assists. The Colombian has dazzled defences with his intricate skill but he also possesses a team cohesiveness that unifies his play. Rodriguez knows the difference between …

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Oliver BainesRodriguez or Neymar?

Come to Arsenal – Wenger to Real Madrid keeper

The Express have declared that Arsene Wenger has issued a “Come to Arsenal” plea to Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The 33-year-old had a torrid World Cup which led to Spain’s quick exit from the tournament. Casillas was at fault for a number of goals, including the Netherlands 5-1 drumming over the world champions. Casillas, who has found it …

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Oliver BainesCome to Arsenal – Wenger to Real Madrid keeper

“You haven’t got a Kalou” – Arsenal ready to buy?

Today The Week have reported that Arsenal are back in the hunt for former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou. However, they are not alone as West Ham and German outfit, Schalke are also interested in bringing the Ivorian into their respective clubs. TalkSport also reported on the situation and have suggested that Arsenal are ready to approach Lille to try and bring Kalou to …

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Oliver Baines“You haven’t got a Kalou” – Arsenal ready to buy?

Manchester United join the hunt for in demand striker

The Metro today have increased speculation surrounding the future of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez. It has been made clear that Sanchez may be leaving the Camp Nou this summer, but the one uncertainty is, where? With Barcelona trying to come to a consensus on Luis Suarez and agree terms with the Uruguayan, it has been suggested that Liverpool would want Sanchez as …

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Oliver BainesManchester United join the hunt for in demand striker

What now for Southampton?

Southampton Football Club were a stand out club last season in the Premier League. Producing swift and attractive football for fans and neutrals alike to enjoy. Furthermore, their refreshing decision to give their English players a chance to prove themselves in the best league in the world was a testament to their philosophy. Over-achieving and punching above what many expected from …

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Oliver BainesWhat now for Southampton?

Manchester City bid accepted for French defender – but he wants to join Chelsea!

The Daily Star have reported that Manchester City have had a bid accepted in the region of £32m for French and Porto defender, Eliaquim Mangala. Identified as the perfect partner for captain, Vincent Kompany – Pellegrini has been tracking Mangala for a while now and has finally had a bid accepted for his target. However, it is believed that Mangala would …

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Oliver BainesManchester City bid accepted for French defender – but he wants to join Chelsea!