Arturo Vidal passes Manchester United medical

Reports from Italy this morning have suggested that long term target, Arturo Vidal has passed a medical at Manchester United this morning, according to The Daily Star. The Juventus star has been labelled as a superstar and a host of European clubs have been frantically trying to bring in the Chilean, however, it now appears that United are closing in on …

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Oliver BainesArturo Vidal passes Manchester United medical

Crystal Palace on the verge of signing former Fulham defender

Former Fulham captain and defender, Brede Hangeland is on the verge of joining Premier League side Crystal Palace according to reports from The Daily Mail. The towering defender was released by relegated Fulham last season in over an email – not to the delight of the Norwegian. Hangeland now looks ready to make a comeback to the Premier League will Hull …

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Oliver BainesCrystal Palace on the verge of signing former Fulham defender

Eto’o set to join West Ham

Is former Barcelona and Chelsea striker, Samuel Eto’o about to become a Hammer? The Cameroon striker and captain has been released by the Blues after completing one season at Stamford Bridge. Formerly linked with a move to Everton, Eto’o now looks set to be joining West Ham. The free agent according to Vital Football is move closer to a move to West …

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Oliver BainesEto’o set to join West Ham

Norwich City transfer record signing could be off to France

Norwich City paid in excess of £8m for Dutch striker, Ricky Van Wolfsinkel, a gamble taken by former City manager Chris Hughton but one that hasn’t paid dividends. With just the solitary goal to his name in the Yellow and Green, “The Wolf” looks set to be exiting Carrow Road this summer. Norwich’s poor goalscoring form last season has encouraged …

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Oliver BainesNorwich City transfer record signing could be off to France

Will Manchester United play-maker join Atletico Madrid along with Hernandez?

We reported yesterday that Javier Hernandez may be on his way out of Old Trafford as a move to Atletico Madrid appears to be on the cards; today’s latest reports suggest that Manchester United play-maker, Shinji Kagawa could join his team mate to La Liga. Louis Van Gaal has already insisted that he has “too many number 10’s” – the role …

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Oliver BainesWill Manchester United play-maker join Atletico Madrid along with Hernandez?

West Ham complete Jenkinson loan deal

West Ham last night completed the deal to sign Arsenal right back, Carl Jenkinson on loan for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old has been left on the fringes of the first team after the Gunners signed full-back duo Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers this summer. The out of favour Jenkinson still has a lot of promise and has …

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Oliver BainesWest Ham complete Jenkinson loan deal

Liverpool still after defender Alberto Moreno

Rumours have existed all summer that Brendan Rodgers is chasing Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and now Ryan Bertrand (an alternative target) has joined Southampton, it is though Liverpool will turn back to the Spaniard. The Daily Mail believe Liverpool are willing to offer £14m but a potential stumbling block is the the £20m valuation by Sevilla. Liverpool have loaned Iago Aspas …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool still after defender Alberto Moreno

Romelu Lukaku – Is £28m good business for Chelsea or a foolish sale?

Everton completed a club record deal for Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku for £28m. At 21 and with goals aplenty Toffees’ fans are delighted with the deal but is this a good piece of business for Chelsea or is it a foolish error to let their man go? Lukaku spent last season on loan at Goodison Park where he …

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Gareth ThomasRomelu Lukaku – Is £28m good business for Chelsea or a foolish sale?
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How important is a medical? Featuring Liverpool, Newcastle & Hull

Loic Remy was all set to join Liverpool last week but suddenly, despite flying to Boston to finalise the move and join the Red’s pre-season the deal was off. It was understood that the Frenchman failed a medical that ended his hopes of a transfer to Anfield which baffled his current manager Harry Redknapp. Redknapp claimed that Remy had no …

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Gareth ThomasHow important is a medical? Featuring Liverpool, Newcastle & Hull

Ravel Morrison remanded in custody – What do West Ham do?

Ravel Morrison is one troubled individual, a player with immense potential but is often let down by his attitude and personal life. BBC News have today reported he has been remanded in custody over an alleged assault after being accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother. Morrison came through the Manchester United youth ranks and was strongly …

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Gareth ThomasRavel Morrison remanded in custody – What do West Ham do?

Southampton forced to up bid for Marcos Rojo

Southampton have had a torrid transfer window in terms of players lost and that is particularly evident in their defence as Dejan Lovren joined Liverpool, Luke Shaw joined Manchester United, Callum Chamber joined Arsenal and Jose Fonte is linked to Cardiff City. The Daily Express are reporting though that their initial £11m bid for Argentine Marcos Rojo has been rebuffed. Rojo …

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Gareth ThomasSouthampton forced to up bid for Marcos Rojo

Javier Hernández close to Man Utd exit?

Reports emerged yesterday that Manchester United’s Mexican striker Javier Hernández could be on his way to La Liga. The Guardian quote the committed Christian as saying “The future, only God knows” as Atlético Madrid step up their interest. Earlier we said how rumours were linking Edinson Cavani to Manchester United from PSG and this would mean Chicharito would then fall behind Robin Van …

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Gareth ThomasJavier Hernández close to Man Utd exit?

“We’ve still got some business to do” – says Liverpool boss

Liverpool are not settling down despite their activity in the transfer window thus far. After just missing out on the title last season, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to not make the same mistake again as he lures more quality into Anfield. The Northern Ireland man has already brought in six new faces to Liverpool including: Rickie Lambert, Adam …

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Oliver Baines“We’ve still got some business to do” – says Liverpool boss

Arsenal to fend off competitors and sign French midfielder

Arsenal are having to fend off heavy interest from competitors to sign Frenchman and Lyon midfielder, Clement Grenier. The midfielder looks set to leave the French outfit this season and is weighing up his options for his next career move. With Arsenal, Newcastle, Everton, Bayer Leverkusen and A.C. Milan all reportedly interested in the 23-year-old. Reports from the Metro have revealed …

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Oliver BainesArsenal to fend off competitors and sign French midfielder

Cavani could join Manchester United to make room for starlet

Edinson Cavani could be on the end of a spectacular deal that will see him join Manchester United to make room for Angel Di Maria to join PSG from Real Madrid. United look to have lost the race to sign the winger Di Maria, but could prize away the French sides striker to help fund the Di Maria move. Cavani …

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Oliver BainesCavani could join Manchester United to make room for starlet

Tottenham ready to snap up English defender

Tottenham are closing in on their third signing of the transfer window. Spurs have already lured in Swansea duo Michel Vorm and Ben Davies and they now look set to add Eric Dier to their collection. The England U-21 has rejected a new contract at Sporting Lisbon has he edges closer to a move to Tottenham. According to the Telegraph, Dier …

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Oliver BainesTottenham ready to snap up English defender
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The day Bobby Robson ran me over – as Jose Mourinho chuckled

Today marks five years since the death of Bobby Robson. For English men and women of a certain age he will forever be remembered for playing a key role in Italia 90 – which is still for my money the most memorable World Cup ever in spite of the goal-fest that was Brazil 14. It was such a beautiful few …

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AshleyThe day Bobby Robson ran me over – as Jose Mourinho chuckled

Southampton sign Chelsea youngster

Southampton are beginning to make amends as they claw back some quality from the players they have lost. Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand has completed the switch to St Mary’s on a season-long-loan from the Blues and with an option to make the deal permanent next season for £10m, according to BBC Sport. This is not Bertrand’s first loan to another club, …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton sign Chelsea youngster

Everton sign Romelu Lukaku

Everton have confirmed that they have completed the signing of 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a fee of £28m according to BBC Sport. So happy with this! I want to thank the board, the manager and his staff and the players for this… http://t.co/hrb5MHst8J — R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@RomeluLukaku9) July 30, 2014 The Belgian took to Twitter once again to …

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Oliver BainesEverton sign Romelu Lukaku

Khedira to Arsenal – back on but going to the wire…

The Metro has just published an interesting story that relates to the ongoing saga of the transfer of German defensive midfielder Sami Khedira. It is claiming that the player is still very likely to make the switch to The Emirates this summer, even though Real Madrid are having conversations with Bayern Munich about his future. Well this much we know Arsenal have made an offer for …

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AshleyKhedira to Arsenal – back on but going to the wire…