Luis Suarez set to Barcelona debut

Luis Suarez left Anfield and moved to Barcelona this summer for a mighty £75m. The former Liverpool forward was transferred despite the 4 month ban that hung over him following the bite of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup clash in Brazil. However, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to remove the sanction that banned him …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez set to Barcelona debut

What next for Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United?

  Manchester United fans went into this weekend’s game with Swansea City feeling confident and expectant that new boss Louis Van Gaal would be ‘bringing back the good times’. However, we sit here on Monday looking back at a 2-1 Man United loss at Old Trafford in which they impressed no one. Fans have now realised that perhaps their optimism …

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Gareth ThomasWhat next for Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United?

Lavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

Paris Saint Germain are still trying to tie up a contract for Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi but the Daily Star are reporting those talks are breaking down. If that were the case it would certainly interest Premier League clubs Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. Lavezzi, 29 years of age, is set to become a victim of PSG’s financial overspend that saw them …

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Gareth ThomasLavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

Malky Mackay the man for Palace?

When Tony Pulis walked out of Selhurst Park two days before the start of the new campaign, you could forgive Crystal Palace fans for feeling pretty heartbroken! Tony Pulis was a man who saved their season last year and turned them from relegation certainties to mid-table challengers in a matter of months. Now though, it seems Malky Mackay is the …

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Gareth ThomasMalky Mackay the man for Palace?

Unbelievable headbutt leaves Motta with broken nose!

Football is well and truly back but so too, unfortunately, is the madness! When PSG clashed with Bastia on Saturday, the French champions were victorious 2-0 on the pitch but the battle continued after the game when Thiago Motta had his nose broken. Reports emerged that Brandão, Bastia’s new striker, waited in the tunnel for Italian international Thiago Motta and …

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Gareth ThomasUnbelievable headbutt leaves Motta with broken nose!

Stoke striker turns down Champions League football for the Championship

Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has been reported to have turned down the opportuntity to sign for Scottish Champions Celtic and thus, Champions League football to ply his trade in the Championship with Norwich City, according to the Pink’un. The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace but only managed to score twice for the Premier League side in …

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Oliver BainesStoke striker turns down Champions League football for the Championship

Southampton bid for Townsend rejected

Southampton have had their official bid for Spurs winger Andros Townsend rejected according to Sky Sports. Sky Sports sources have indicated that the bid was said to be in the region of £10m. However, Spurs clearly envisage Townsend to be worth more than what the Saints are offering and quickly quashed the bid. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has clearly identified Townsend …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton bid for Townsend rejected

Manchester United ready to sign £100m player

Reports are suggesting that Manchester United are ready to launch an outrageous bid for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. According to the Daily Mail, United will bid mega bucks to sign the Argentinian. United are in desperate need of world class talent after falling short on Van Gaal’s first home match in charge of the Red Devils after suffering a …

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Oliver BainesManchester United ready to sign £100m player

Arsenal ready sign striker on loan

Arsenal look set to compete the loan signing of Chilean star, Eduardo Vargas from Napoli according to reports in Italy. It is said that the two clubs are in advanced stages of the negotiations and a loan deal looks likely. With Alexis Sanchez also making the switch to the Emirates, it has encouraged Vargas to join his fellow countryman in the …

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Oliver BainesArsenal ready sign striker on loan

QPR & Palace looking to snap up Tottenham midfielder

Premier League duo, QPR and Crystal Palace are eyeing up a move for Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby. The German international has been out of favour since his move from Schalke and now it appears he is ready to move club in order to gain more first team experience. Holtby was loaned out to Fulham at the end of last season …

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Oliver BainesQPR & Palace looking to snap up Tottenham midfielder

3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

  The 2014/2015 Premier League season has kicked off and the round up of results this week paint a small picture as to what we can learn from the opening round of games. 1. Arsenal have a bench – Arsenal have the option to bring on quality to the field from their bench. Seasons before, Arsenal seemed to struggle to …

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Oliver Baines3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

Liverpool close to Alex Song transfer

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Alex Song in recent weeks but according to The Metro and ‘Sport’ newspaper in Spain, the deal could be very close. Alex Song, formally of Arsenal, played 150 league games in Britain including 12 on loan at Charlton Athletic before Barcelona paid £15m for his services in August 2012. Following his move to Spain he …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool close to Alex Song transfer

Raheem Sterling set for massive contract

Raheem Sterling is only 19 years of age but he already has 57 Liverpool Premier League appearances and a World Cup behind him. Now, the Daily Mirror report he is set to have his £30,000-per-week contract quadrupled by the club! Sterling broke into Rodgers’ squad in 2012/13 with 24 Premier League appearances and 2 goals. However, his finishing came under some …

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Gareth ThomasRaheem Sterling set for massive contract

Five players you need in your fantasy team!

The Premier League is back tomorrow!! The excitement in building and a large part of that is the making of fantasy teams for fans to pit themselves against each other. With points available for goals, assists, clean sheets and more I take a look at five players who could be important during the first weekend of fantasy football on the …

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Gareth ThomasFive players you need in your fantasy team!

Cardiff City sign two to bolster Championship squad

Cardiff City have confirmed two signings ahead of the second weekend of the Sky Bet Championship. They have agreed transfers for Anthony Pilkington for £1m and Sean Morrison for a reported £4m. Pilkington join Cardiff City from fellow relegated club Norwich City after seemingly falling out with Canaries boss Neil Adams. The wide man played 75 league games for Norwich …

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Gareth ThomasCardiff City sign two to bolster Championship squad

West Ham sign Senegalese international

West Ham United have completed the signing of Senegalese international striker Diafra Sakho from FC Metz for a fee believed to be around £3.5m. When England forward and West Ham number 9, Andy Carroll, picked up an injury that would see him out of action for many months; Manager Sam Allardyce, confirmed he was hunting for a replacement. It seems …

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Gareth ThomasWest Ham sign Senegalese international

Ex-Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner joins Wolfsburg

It has been confirmed today that former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined German club Wolfsburg on a three-year-deal. This follows a number of reported offers from Premier League team this summer. Bendtner, 26 years of age, had been at Arsenal since 2004, a time that included loan spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus before his release when his …

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Gareth ThomasEx-Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner joins Wolfsburg

Tony Pulis in Crystal Palace ‘crisis talks’

Tony Pulis is on the verge of leaving Crystal Palace this evening after he met club owner Steve Parish for ‘crisis talks’. The BBC, Sky Sports News and various other media outlets are reporting the major developments at the London club. The news will come as a hammer blow to Palace fans just 2 days before the new season kicks …

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Gareth ThomasTony Pulis in Crystal Palace ‘crisis talks’

Barcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

  This season’s El Clásico is perhaps one of the most exciting prospects in many decades. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side won “La decima” (a tenth European Cup) against Atlético Madrid in May and have strengthened immensely whilst Barcelona will be managed by La Masia disciple Luis Enrique. With new signings on either side and a desire to take back …

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Gareth ThomasBarcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

Swansea City agree fee for World Cup defender

Swansea City manager Garry Monk today confirmed that the club had agreed a fee for Argentine World Cup defender Federico Fernandez. The deal with Napoli is believed to be worth just over £7m for the 25 year old. Fernandez, a centre-back by trade, signed for Napoli for €3m in December 2010 but following a visa dispute began his career in Europe …

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Gareth ThomasSwansea City agree fee for World Cup defender