Leicester target former Real Madrid & Inter star!

Leicester City are in the process of trying to sign a former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star according to the Daily Mirror. They believe the Foxes have made an audacious £5m contract offer to Esteban Cambiasso to bolster their midfield. Nigel Pearson’s promoted side would love to add the experience of the 33 year old Argentine who has 52 …

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Gareth ThomasLeicester target former Real Madrid & Inter star!
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Cech’s dilemma – stay at Chelsea or head to France?

When it comes to goalkeepers José Mourinho is spoilt for choice. Thibaut Courtois has returned after three seasons at Atletico, and at just 32 Peter Cech has a few years left in him. Mourinho has said he will give both keepers an equal shot at the starting position. The rumour is, however, that it is more than likely Courtois will …

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Harry FinegoldCech’s dilemma – stay at Chelsea or head to France?

Five Championship games to get excited about this weekend

Domestic football returns this weekend with the kick off of the football league! At Brandish.tv we love football and so it’s time to take a look at one of my personal favourite leagues, the Sky Bet Championship. Here is five matches to get excited about for this first weekend of action:   BLACKBURN ROVERS V CARDIFF CITY – Friday 8 …

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Arsenal turn attention to Brazilian midfielder

Arsenal have already made arguably one the signings of the summer with Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez joining the club, the Daily Express report that they aren’t done yet though. After chasing and seemingly failing to capture Colombian Juan Quintero it is now believed they are after Brazilian Douglas Costa. Arsene Wenger refused to bid the asking price of £32m for Juan Quintero …

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Man City Mangala deal to be done by Saturday

It’s a transfer rumour that has been going on throughout the summer but according to the Daily Mirror it is nearly completed. Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala is set to move to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium for £32m. The French centre-back (who can also play left-back) is only 23 years of age and moved to Porto from Standard Liège for €7.5m in August …

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Gareth ThomasMan City Mangala deal to be done by Saturday

West Ham hunt for a new striker

With Andy Carroll on the injury table till November, BBC Sport report that West Ham United have bid for four strikers. David Sullivan, Co-Owner of the club has said: “We’ve got offers in for one striker in England and three abroad – and we just hope to land one of them.” While the players remain unnamed the club have been …

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Karim Benzema’s future resolved… Where will he go?

Karim Benzema has been linked to Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG all summer long but now his future has finally been resolved. The Frenchman will be staying at Real Madrid until 2019 as the club confirm he has signed a new contract. Benzema signed for Real Madrid in July 2009 following a €35m move from French club Lyon for whom he …

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Gareth ThomasKarim Benzema’s future resolved… Where will he go?
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One to watch: QPR’s Jordon Mutch

Yesterday Queen’s Park Rangers completed the £6m signing of Jordon Mutch from Cardiff City, in my opinion, he’s certainly a player to look out for this season! Let’s take a look at the young Englishman then: JORDON MUTCH Position: Midfielder Nationality: English Age: 22 (02/12/1991) Height: 6ft 2in (1.88m) Weight: 81kg Previous Clubs: Cardiff City, Birmingham City, Watford (loan), Doncaster Rovers (loan), Hereford United (loan) Cardiff City …

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Gareth ThomasOne to watch: QPR’s Jordon Mutch
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Atletico have their eyes on World Cup star Andre Schurrle

Chelsea’s 23 year old Chelsea striker, Andre Schurrle has apparently become the focus of interest from top Spanish club Atletico Madrid. Schurrle may have been part of the side that won the World Cup for Germany, but he has struggled to get regular game time at Chelsea and with Drogba rejoining and Diego Costa as a new recruit, his chances of starting on a regular …

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Harry FinegoldAtletico have their eyes on World Cup star Andre Schurrle

Man United and Tottenham set for Depay battle

PSV Eindhoven are bracing themselves for a bidding war as Tottenham Hotspur get ready to nab Manchester United target Memphis Depay away from the Red Devils. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf and the Daily Star report the offer for the 20 year old would need to around £16m to complete the deal. Depay, aged 20, has been at PSV since 2006 and has …

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Gareth ThomasMan United and Tottenham set for Depay battle

Liverpool complete seventh summer signing

Liverpool have today confirmed the signing of their seventh player this summer with a deal for Atlético Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo. The transfer will be an initial two year loan deal with the option for Liverpool to purchase Manquillo for £5m should he impress in England. The announcement has delighted many Red’s fans who wish to see some competition or even …

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Pepe Reina completes Bayern Munich switch

Liverpool have a agreed a deal thought to be worth £2.5m for the sale of goalkeeper Pepe Reina to Bayern Munich. The Germain giants last night confirmed the agreement was in place subject to a medical taking place today. Pepe Reina has been at Liverpool since July 2005 and in that time has played 285 times in the Premier League …

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Are Manchester United set to miss out on Vidal?

  Arturo Vidal’s £47m move to Old Trafford was seemingly delt a cryptic blow yesterday when the Chilean posted the above picture on his Instagram. The Daily Mail also report new Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is concerned over Vidal’s fitness following surgery in May that saw him rushed back to competitive matches for the World Cup. Whilst the …

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Gareth ThomasAre Manchester United set to miss out on Vidal?
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Vermaelen the options – Barcelona, Man United or stay at Arsenal?

It is one of this season’s longest running transfer stories – the tale of Thomas Vermaelen, the 28-year-old Arsenal defender, who may or may not, depending on who you believe, have been deemed surplus to requirements at The Emirates. Yet even though the window is closing in just over three weeks and the season is starting this weekend, the Belgian seems no …

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Harry FinegoldVermaelen the options – Barcelona, Man United or stay at Arsenal?
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Forget Man City. Why Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend

What Would David Bowie Do’s Simon Poulter on why Frank Lampard’s City switch might be painful for Chelsea fans, but the player will always be a Chelsea legend. It seems trivial, in this week in which we commemorate the outbreak of World War I, that football rivalries should even be an issue. And they’re not. That is partly because the …

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AshleyForget Man City. Why Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend
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Eeek – Chelsea fans react to Man City’s controversial Lampard deal

In a move that surprised pretty much everyone Frank Lampard turned his back on Chelsea and moved to New York City FC this year as a free agent. And then in an even bigger twist Man City announced that the England player would be joining them on loan. And all because New York City FC is owned by, you guessed it, …

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Harry FinegoldEeek – Chelsea fans react to Man City’s controversial Lampard deal
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Vieira back at Arsenal – is this a big clue?

Like a lot of Arsenal fans it still grates me that the player who more than any other symbolised the Invincibles era is now embedded in the management team at Man City. But might Patrick Vieira’s sojourn at City be just a temporary one. There’s an interesting story in the Evening Standard today which explains how the ex Gunner is …

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AshleyVieira back at Arsenal – is this a big clue?
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Mats Hummels update – Arsenal or Man United?

The battle to sign Borussia Dortmund’s highly rated central defender Mats Hummels appears to be heating up with Arsenal set to rival Manchester United for the World Cup winner. United have apparently already have offered £16 million for the player, which Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off, and there’s no word yet on increased bid Meanwhile Arsenal are rumoured to mulling …

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Arsenal update: Carvalho edges closer and an unlikely exit

After links to Kherida, Beneder and Schneiderlin it now seems that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made his mind up about a defensive midfielder. After an iffy display against Monaco, where once again it was clear that Larsen needed a tougher, more defensive-minded midfield Wenger appears to be close to signing William Carvalho. Apparently the Portuguese newspaper Ojogo is reporting …

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AshleyArsenal update: Carvalho edges closer and an unlikely exit