Top 10 Free Agents this Summer

Free agents can be a welcomed addition to a squad, with no transfer fee attached, its a great way to sign a player a bit cheaper than normal. This summer has some real quality on the free agent market! Here’s our top 10 free agents. 1. Ashley Cole - Over 100 England caps, 400 Premier League appearances, 8 years at Chelsea, …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesTop 10 Free Agents this Summer

Chelsea hero planning on leaving?

The Standard have reported that Chelsea hero, Petr Cech may be on his way out of Stamford Bridge as young goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois looks set to take over the number one jersey for the Blues. The Czech keeper has been ever present since joining in 2004 and has clocked up well over 300 appearances for Chelsea. However, the 32-year-old has been …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesChelsea hero planning on leaving?

Manchester United set to lose out on their midfield target

London24 have issued that Manchester United are set to lose out on prime target – Toni Kroos. The German and Bayern Munich midfielder is reported to have discussed personal terms with Real Madrid after a £20m bid had been accepted by the Bundesliga champions. With Kroos expected to sign the dotted line this week, Manchester United will feel aggrieved that they …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesManchester United set to lose out on their midfield target

Sanchez has agreed terms…but with which Premier League side?

According to Sky Sports Spanish reporter, Guillem Balague;  Alexis Sanchez has agreed terms with Arsenal, despite not offering as much for the striker than Liverpool. I heard Arsenal have a personal agreement with Alexis but offer less to FCB than Liverpool. Juve also interested. — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 2, 2014 Sanchez is said to have made it clear that …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesSanchez has agreed terms…but with which Premier League side?

Are Arsenal set to lose their striker?

Reports from the Daily Star are suggesting that Arsenal striker Joel Campbell may leave the Gunners without even making a single appearance for the club he joined in 2011. Unable to be granted a work-permit, Campbell joined a series of clubs on loan to retain first team football. Plied his trade in France, Spain and Greece – Campbell has a vast amount …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesAre Arsenal set to lose their striker?

Obama congratulates USA – “You made us proud”

In a fantastic viewed phone call by the BBC, President Obama called up two of the USA’s most influential players in a conversation of thanks. Obama made the call to Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard; two players who encapsulated the hearts of many USA fans who dared to dream at the World Cup. A team filled with passion, zeal and …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesObama congratulates USA – “You made us proud”

5 Ex-Premier League players who have surprised us this World Cup

The World Cup always provides us with plenty of surprises, this year was no different. I take a look at 5 players who used to ply their trade in the Premier League who have done wonders for the reputation after a strong tournament. Some have come to the end of their careers on British shores, others have helped their case …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth Thomas5 Ex-Premier League players who have surprised us this World Cup

Liverpool to steal Balotelli out of the clutches of Arsenal?

With it now official that Liverpool have opened talks with Barcelona over the future of Luis Suarez, it is now believed by the Daily Express that they could be set to hunt Mario Balotelli. Mario Balotelli has been heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League with Arsenal but with Arsene Wenger quiet on the speculation, it is now …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasLiverpool to steal Balotelli out of the clutches of Arsenal?

Real Madrid set to swoop for James Rodriguez

The player of the World Cup so far is once again being heavily linked with a big money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. James Rodriguez has scored 5 goals this tournament whilst assisting in 2 in only 4 matches as Colombia get set to face hosts Brazil on Friday evening. The Daily Mail report AS Monaco are braced for …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasReal Madrid set to swoop for James Rodriguez

It’s time for British players to start looking abroad

2 July – 11 years to the day that David Beckham signed for Real Madrid for £24.5m from Manchester United. 2 July 2014 though is also the day a young Scotsman upped and left these shores to join Sporting Clube de Portugal in Lisbon. Ryan Gauld, 18, played 42 league games for Dundee United scoring 7 goals before the “Scottish …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasIt’s time for British players to start looking abroad

Manchester City close to Benatia deal

Manuel Pellegrini is understood to be close to agreeing a deal for Roma centre back Mehdi Benatia. The Daily Mirror believe that a fee in principle has been agreed for around £30m but any transfer is reliant on Roma’s ability to find a replacement. Rudi Garcia’s Roma had an impressive season during 2013/14, finishing second as i Lupi get set to …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasManchester City close to Benatia deal

Swansea’s Michu set for return to Spain?

Swansea City are preparing to be told by Spaniard Michu that he seeks a return to his homeland to play for Atletico Madrid according to the Daily Mirror. Michu, 28, was signed by former Swans boss Michael Laudrup for £2m from Rayo Vallecano in 2012 and was played as a striker. In this unfamiliar position for Michu he stormed the …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasSwansea’s Michu set for return to Spain?

Official – Barcelona open talks with Suarez!

BBC Sport have revealed that Luis Suarez and Liverpool have began negotiations with Barcelona over a potential move for the Uruguayan. Suarez who is in the limelight for all the wrong reasons at the moment is currently under-going a ban imposed by FIFA after biting Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup group-stage clash. Liverpool, who signed Suarez from Ajax in 2011 …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesOfficial – Barcelona open talks with Suarez!

Flops – 5 players who didn’t reach their potential!

In the wake of the Ryan Gould‘s transfer to Sporting Lisbon from Dundee United. We take a look at players who have been brandished as the “next big thing” but have failed to live up to their potential. (Hopefully that won’t be Gauld!) Dale Jennings - Tipped as a future England “wonderkid”, Dale Jennings made it all the way to Bayern Munich from …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesFlops – 5 players who didn’t reach their potential!

18-year-old Scottish starlet moves to Portugal

The Daily Record have revealed that Dundee United starlet has officially joined Portuguese side, Sporting Lisbon. Dundee Utd ace Ryan Gauld completes dream move to Sporting Lisbon.. http://t.co/qHkp57IAqY pic.twitter.com/dVEIhj3lZx — The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) July 2, 2014 With 42 appearances at 7 goals in 2 years at Dundee, it was evident that Sporting had seen enough to make the call …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver Baines18-year-old Scottish starlet moves to Portugal

Chelsea set to re-sign midfielder

According to The Express, Chelsea are in talks to re-sign former midfielder Tiago from Atletico Madrid on a free transfer. The 33-year-old’s contract has expired with the Spanish outfit and the Portuguese man wants to find a new club. It appears that Jose Mourinho has been impressed with Tiago’s performances of late in La Liga and is ready to lure his …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesChelsea set to re-sign midfielder

“I know there have been discussions” – Arsenal about to make first signing?

London24 have reported that Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has revealed that his representatives and Arsenal have had talks over his move to the Emirates. As we reported a few days ago, it seemed Arsenal were ready to make contact and a bid for Porto striker Jackson Martinez. Martinez who has help guide Colombia to the last 8 of the World Cup said, …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver Baines“I know there have been discussions” – Arsenal about to make first signing?

Spurs want Southampton star

Highly rated defender Dejan Lovren is a player who is under the eyes of Arsenal and Liverpool. However, in a surprise late move, Tottenham have supposedly hi-jacked the deal and are said to be leading the way to secure the Croatian’s signature according to The Express. Apparently upset at the exit of Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs; Lovren is keen …

Read more | Comments (0)

Oliver BainesSpurs want Southampton star

Is the penalty shootout a fair way to end a football match?

So far this World Cup we have seen 2 penalty shootouts to decide who progresses to the Quarter Finals. As always “the lottery” (I’ll get to that later), is followed by the same questions of “Is this a fair way of deciding a football match after 120 minutes?”… Well is it? Firstly it must be said that both penalty shoot …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasIs the penalty shootout a fair way to end a football match?

Chelsea agree fee for Diego Costa

Today Chelsea announced that the club have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for Spanish international Diego Costa. The fee is believed to be around £32m and meets the strikers buy-out clause in his Atleti contract. This of course is not a surprise deal with Costa being linked to Chelsea heavily over the past few months and even refusing to …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gareth ThomasChelsea agree fee for Diego Costa