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What is happening to Manchester United?

Louis Van Gaal’s tenure at Manchester United has got off to the worst start, a home debut defeat to Swansea, an away draw at relegation tipped Sunderland and yesterday, Van Gaal saw his side overhauled by League One side MK Dons, 4-0. The ease of the victory for MK Dons will be worrying for Manchester United and Van Gaal. Despite …

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Oliver BainesWhat is happening to Manchester United?

Di Maria completes British record Man Utd transfer!

  Manchester United have this evening officially announced the completion of Angel Di Maria’s transfer to the Premier League from Real Madrid. The club also confirmed that the fee of £59.7m (thought to be with add ons) is a new British record cost. Angel Di Maria was told the club’s website: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. United …

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Gareth ThomasDi Maria completes British record Man Utd transfer!

Arsenal players, and other footballers, who took the Ice Bucket Challenge

Thousands of people have taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge to help ALS research and Macmillan Cancer Support. Even our favourite celebrities have taken on the challenge. Here are my top 5 footballers who took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge: 1. Mario Balotelli What more would you expect from Balotelli than his video ending before he can nominate anyone …

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Harry FinegoldArsenal players, and other footballers, who took the Ice Bucket Challenge
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The uncertain future of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres

Blues flop Fernando Torres’ future at Chelsea is apparently in the balance due to interest from AC Milan. The Italians have tried to bring the Spaniard to the San Siro on loan, though the player allegedly favours a permanent move. The key issue appears to be Torres’ current wage at Chelsea, which at £150,000 a week is clearly a problem for the Milanese. …

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Liverpool’s big issue. Is Balotelli really a replacement for Suarez?

The deal of the weekend saw  Brendan Rogers cough up £16 million to bring Italian striker Mario Balotelli to Liverpool.  It seems an incredibly low figure for the Italian striker, no matter how much baggage he brings with him,  and is obviously a lot less than the £80 million Liverpool pocketed for Luis Suarez. But is Balotelli in anyway a replacement for …

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Harry FinegoldLiverpool’s big issue. Is Balotelli really a replacement for Suarez?

Cambiasso nearing move to Leicester City

Leicester City are poised to sign former Inter Milan legend, Esteban Cambiasso. Reports from BBC Sport have suggested that a deal is closer than ever and the Argentinian could be nearing a move to the newly promoted Premier League club. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has this week said, “There has been a bit more encouragement in terms of the Cambiasso situation,” …

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Oliver BainesCambiasso nearing move to Leicester City

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud could be out for 3 months

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could be out for up to 3 months after sustaining a suspected broken foot against Everton in the closing seconds of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Everton. Giroud had come on to score the equaliser against Roberto Martinez’s side after clawing back a two goal deficit. Giroud who is Arsenal’s number one striker will now be a …

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Oliver BainesArsenal’s Olivier Giroud could be out for 3 months

Manchester United agree £59.7m fee for Di Maria

Manchester United have agreed a £59.7m deal for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The Argentinian is said to be undergoing his medical today, meaning the deal could be completed imminently according to BBC Sport.. If United complete the signing of the 26-year-old, it would rocket their total summer spend to in excess of £130m. Di Maria could be involved …

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Oliver BainesManchester United agree £59.7m fee for Di Maria

Crystal Palace to announce new manager early this week

Reports from BBC Sport have today issued that Crystal Palace will be announcing their new manager early this week. Malky Mackay was the frontrunner for the position, however, an investigaion by the FA is ongoing surrounding the former Cardiff City manager after sexist, racist and homophobic text messages were found on his mobile phone. Since then, Palace have ruled out Mackay from …

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Oliver BainesCrystal Palace to announce new manager early this week

Samuel Eto’o set to sign for Everton

Yesterday we reported that Everton remained tight lipped over any deal for Samuel Eto’o and now we know why. Last night,  news broke out from BBC Sport that the Cameroon international is set to join the Toffees on a two-year-deal. Released by Chelsea last season and left without a club, there was heavy interest from Liverpool and Arsenal regarding Eto’o, however, it has …

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Oliver BainesSamuel Eto’o set to sign for Everton
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Liverpool complete £16m Balotelli deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of former Manchester City and A.C. Milan striker Mario Balotelli for £16m. The Italian has penned a three-year-deal with the Reds and he watched Liverpool succumb to the force of his former club Manchester City as they lost 3-1 last night at the Etihad. Speaking to BBC Sport, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said, “I think …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool complete £16m Balotelli deal

QPR move to snap up keeper McCarthy from Reading

QPR have made a move for Reading keeper, Alex McCarthy after anticipating their need for a new keeper. The Reading shot-stopper has been singled out as a potential target to replace Julio Cesar who left Rangers to join Portuguese giants, Benfica. McCarthy was once tipped to join either Arsenal or Chelsea after impressing in Reading’s stay in the Premier League …

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Oliver BainesQPR move to snap up keeper McCarthy from Reading

Everton remain coy on striking duo

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has remained tight lipped over the potential arrival of two players to Goodison Park, Samuel Eto’o and Danny Welbeck. Both players have been widely claimed to be on the radar at Everton and Martinez has expressed that he is looking at all the options in-front of him. In relation to his sides 2-2 draw with Arsenal, …

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Oliver BainesEverton remain coy on striking duo

Arsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

Arsene Wenger has targeted Brazil and Wolfsburg midfielder, Luiz Gustavo as a potential signing to secure his midfield for the coming season. According to the Mirror, Wenger sent scouts to take note of Gustavo’s performance against Bayern Munich in their opening match of the Bundesliga. Something that could stir speculation further is that Wolfsburg are rumoured to be interested in …

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Oliver BainesArsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

West Brom sign Portuguese winger Varela

Sky Sports have confirmed that West Brom have made their tenth addition to their squad this summer, Albion boss Alan Irvine has signed Silvestre Varela from Porto on loan for the rest of the season. Varela was part of the Portugal World Cup squad this summer and scored the last minute equaliser against the USA in a 2-2 draw. The 29-year-old …

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Oliver BainesWest Brom sign Portuguese winger Varela

Is Di Maria the starting point to United’s turnaround?

Angel Di Maria has said his goodbyes to his Real Madrid team-mates as he looks set to complete his move to the Barclays Premier League. A move that would break records and see the Argentinian become the most expensive Premier League signing of all time, beating the £50m fee attached to Fernando Torres when he arrived at Chelsea from Liverpool. …

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Oliver BainesIs Di Maria the starting point to United’s turnaround?

Hull City closing in on deal for Dawson

After his sides 1-1 draw at home to Stoke City, Hull City boss Steve Bruce said that a deal to sign Tottenham Hotspurs defender, Michael Dawson was “in principle” according to BBC Sport. Bruce is hoping to make “two or three” new signings before the window shuts and Dawson looks to be the first of the latest recruits to be arriving …

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Oliver BainesHull City closing in on deal for Dawson

BREAKING NEWS – West Brom sign Samaras

Breaking News has emerged this morning from the Hawthorns, West Brom have captured former Celtic and Greece striker, Georgios Samaras on a two-year-deal. https://twitter.com/SkySportsNewsHQ/status/502760805834969089 Earlier this week, Albion boss Alan Irvine expressed his interest in the Greek striker who left Celtic in the summer, “He’s a player we’re aware of. We have enquired about him. Nothing is done as far …

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Oliver BainesBREAKING NEWS – West Brom sign Samaras

Manchester United midfielder could join Nani at Sporting

Manchester United midfielder, Anderson has been tipped for a surprise move which would see him link up with former United team-mate Nani. The Express have suggested that Sporting are ready to issue a £5.5m bid for the Brazilian, who like Nani, has struggled to adapt to life at Old Trafford since his arrival. The money from the Rojo deal as well …

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Oliver BainesManchester United midfielder could join Nani at Sporting

Roma and Juventus keen on Manchester City defender

This morning, Sportlobster tweeted what they understand to be a transfer story that could progress in the coming days… Juventus and Roma are keen to sign £12m-rated Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic. [MEN] — SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) August 22, 2014 Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic looks to be attracting heavy attention from Italian duo, Roma and Juventus. Nastasic, 21, is poised …

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Oliver BainesRoma and Juventus keen on Manchester City defender