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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea agree fee for Diego Costa

Gareth Barry ‘perfect fit’ for Everton

Gareth Barry made 32 Premier League appearances for Everton last season whilst on loan from Manchester City and now Roberto Martinez hopes to secure him on a permanent deal following his release from the Manchester club. Martinez is a big fan of the 33 year old midfielder saying, “Gareth is such a unique person, I have been so impressed and …

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Gareth ThomasGareth Barry ‘perfect fit’ for Everton

Can Mauricio Pochettino revitalise Spurs?

Last season Tottenham Hotspur finished 6th in the Premier League after what can be called a very disappointing season. Andre Villas-Boas was sacked, his replacement Tim Sherwood was left feeling unwanted and of course star talisman Gareth Bale made the world record move to Real Madrid. Mauricio Pochettino, architect of Southampton’s recent impressive Premier League performances is now at the helm …

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Gareth ThomasCan Mauricio Pochettino revitalise Spurs?

Chelsea hunt Ukraine winger

The Daily Star are reporting that Chelsea are looking to step up their interest in Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko. However, they are set to face stiff competition from Liverpool, West Ham United and Stoke City before anything can be completed. The 24 year old plays for Dynamo Kiev and was subject to bids from Liverpool last year, however since then Kiev …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea hunt Ukraine winger