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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Gareth ThomasLiverpool complete seventh summer signing

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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Gareth ThomasPepe Reina completes Bayern Munich switch
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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

Lampard to join Manchester City?

Is Frank Lampard about to make a shocking move to Manchester City? The former Chelsea star left Stamford Bridge this summer and joined new MLS side New York City which are run by the owners of Manchester City. According to Sky Sports rumours have circulated that Lampard is about to move to City on a short term deal. More to follow as …

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Southampton record signing also set for Italian exit

Former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino paid over €15m last summer for striker Pablo Dani Osvaldo to secure his services from Roma, FourFourTwo report he is now set for Inter Milan. Dani Osvaldo scored 27 Serie A goals in 55 games for Roma which meant the fee commanded was high and along with that came high hopes for the Italian striker. …

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Gareth ThomasSouthampton record signing also set for Italian exit

QPR turn attention to former West Brom midfielder

Harry Redknapp just loves the transfer window, it’s where he gets his most excited and according to the Daily Mail he wants 6 more signings! The first on his list is a man who played 31 times in the Premier League for West Brom last season, Morgan Amalfitano. The 29 year old midfielder signed for French club Marseille in 2011 …

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Gareth ThomasQPR turn attention to former West Brom midfielder

Bojan – A flop or ready to set the Premier League alight?

There is probably no better upbringing for a player than being in La Masia, the Barcelona academy. Bojan Krkić is a product of that special place and in fact is the highest all-time goalscorer in the youth system with over 400 goals! However, at 23 the early potential that likened him to Lionel Messi appears to have run dry… Can …

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Gareth ThomasBojan – A flop or ready to set the Premier League alight?

AC Milan still hunting Arsenal youngster

AC Milan will have scouts in London this weekend to watch Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell in the Emirates Cup according to the Daily Express. Joel Campbell signed for Arsenal in August 2011 but when he failed to gain a work permit was sent out on loan to Lorient of France and Real Betis of Spain where he made 53 league …

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Gareth ThomasAC Milan still hunting Arsenal youngster

Manchester City waiting on James Milner’s future

James Milner has got Manchester City waiting for him to decide about his future over the renewal of his contract. The Independent report the 28 year old wants guarantees of first team football before he signs his name on the dotted line. Milner joined Man City from Aston Villa in August 2010 for a fee of £28.5m and has since …

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Gareth ThomasManchester City waiting on James Milner’s future

Hummels transfer to Manchester United getting closer

Earlier today we reported how Manchester United had agreed a fee with Juventus for Arturo Vidal. Louis Van Gaal though is not stopping there as The Daily Mirror suggest Mats Hummels could soon be following him to Old Trafford. Hummels, the German international who plays for Borussia Dortmund, has been linked to Man United all summer and it is thought that …

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Gareth ThomasHummels transfer to Manchester United getting closer

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