Hull City looking to African star to replace Shane Long

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has revealed that his side have had conversations with Vincent Aboubakar over a potential move. The Cameroon international has been identified as a potential replacement for Shane Long who left the Tigers to join Southampton last week. According to Sky Sports, Bruce has held talks with a number of club and strikers in a bid …

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Oliver BainesHull City looking to African star to replace Shane Long

Chelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

If you can accept the inclusion of a Monday night into the concept, the opening weekend of Premier League season 2014-15 has come and gone and already every pundit is installing Chelsea as champions. So, shall we just go straight to 2015-16 instead?  Well, no. Because as, literally, all managers and players are saying in disjointed, clichéd unison, “it’s a long …

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Sadie HaleChelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

Manchester United want Real Madrid star

Manchester United have today been rumoured to be interested in Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso. The speculation comes as a result of Luka Modric’s new deal for Madrid whilst Toni Kroos has just made the switch to the Bernabeu, meanwhile, Sami Khedira is still knocking on the door of the first team. At 32-years-old, Alonso still possesses real quality in …

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Oliver BainesManchester United want Real Madrid star

QPR complete signing of Dutch midfielder

QPR yesterday completed the signing of Leroy Fer from Norwich City for a fee said to be around £10m despite claims the deal is worth £8m according to BBC Sport. QPR boss Harry Redknapp captured the Dutch midfielder on a three-year-contract and Fer is now eligible to play and could make his debut this Sunday against Spurs. Redknapp spoke in the …

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Oliver BainesQPR complete signing of Dutch midfielder

Liverpool in talks with Mario Balotelli

BBC Sport this morning posted this on Twitter, something that will either get Liverpool fans jumping for joy or find their head buried in their hands… Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to sign Italy striker Mario Balotelli — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 21, 2014 Liverpool have been looking for a striker this season to help provide consolation for …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool in talks with Mario Balotelli

Premier League duo join Norwich City

Former Premier League duo Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome have both completed switches to Championship side, Norwich City. Cuellar left Sunderland in June after being released by the Black Cats in the summer. The Spaniard made 33 appearances for Sunderland but has now found pastures new at Norwich City with his first stint in the Championship. The defender penned a one-year-deal …

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Oliver BainesPremier League duo join Norwich City

Philippe Coutinho deservedly makes Brazil squad!

Brazil were humiliated in their home World Cup 7-1 by eventual winners Germany. That Semi-Final loss will no doubt go down in history and was the end for head coach Luis Felipe Scolari. Now, with Dunga re-instated as manager, there has been 13 changes to his first squad. The most notable addition from the Premier League is Liverpool midfielder Philippe …

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Gareth ThomasPhilippe Coutinho deservedly makes Brazil squad!

Alvaro Negredo set for La Liga return?

Manchester City have an abundance of attacking talent and one of those is injured Spaniard Alvaro Negredo. The Daily Mirror report that Valencia could be set to offer the striker a La Liga return before the window closes. Alvaro Negredo joined Manchester City from Sevilla last summer for around £16.5m and during his 32 Premier League appearances netted 9 times as …

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Gareth ThomasAlvaro Negredo set for La Liga return?

Chelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the Premier League teams heavily linked to 22 year old defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Portuguese media Abola state that Chelsea have bid £35m for his services. The Angolan born midfielder currently plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and is another successful product of their immensely impressive academy system. For a player who has …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

West Ham hunt two Manchester City defenders

West Ham United may be on the hunt for a striker to replace injured Andy Carroll but Big Sam Allardyce also wants to add to his defence before the end of the transfer window. The London Evening Standard believe Manchester City’s unwanted pair Micah Richards and Matija Nastastić are his targets. West Ham suffered an injury crisis at centre-half last season …

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Gareth ThomasWest Ham hunt two Manchester City defenders

Thomas Müller turned down Manchester United?

Thomas Müller has been with Bayern Munich since his youth career began at the club in the year 2000. The German international has now claimed that he turned down an “astronomical” offer from Manchester United to move to the Premier League. Müller was vital in Germany’ 2014 World Cup win and has scored 10 goals in 13 tournament appearances over …

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Gareth ThomasThomas Müller turned down Manchester United?

Is Mario Balotelli heading for Liverpool?

  Italian press have today heavily linked Liverpool with a move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. Sportsmediaset report that the Anfield club have bid €22m for Super Mario which gives his current employers something to think about. Balotelli is said to be willing to leave the Rossoneri and his formidable agent Mino Raiola will be at the forefront of negotiations. …

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Gareth ThomasIs Mario Balotelli heading for Liverpool?

Barcelona banned from signing players

Barcelona have been banned from siging any players for two transfer windows after FIFA rejected their appeal on the transfers of minors. Former Barcelona player Gary Lineker posted on Twitter his feelings towards the ban, a somewhat tongue and cheek opinion… https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/502045667658059776 The ban states that Barca can buy and sell this window, but the next two they will not …

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Oliver BainesBarcelona banned from signing players

Jordon Ibe set to join Championship side on loan from Liverpool

Liverpool starlet Jordon Ibe is set to join Championship side Bolton Wanderers on loan according to latest reports. The winger was on the periphery and looked destined to break into the first team this season after impressing during pre-season with the Reds. However, it appears that will have to wait as Ibe is now set to move to Bolton for …

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Oliver BainesJordon Ibe set to join Championship side on loan from Liverpool

Spurs ready to sign Manchester United midfielder?

According to reports this morning, Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini is said to be a target for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Fellaini is said to be down the pecking order at United after failing to impress since his big money move from Everton and now Spurs are ready to lure in the Belgian according to clubcall. After a move to Napoli …

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Oliver BainesSpurs ready to sign Manchester United midfielder?

Crystal Palace set to announce new manager in 48 hours

Crystal Palace have confirmed they will announce their new manager in the next 48 hours after the surprise departure of Tony Pulis last week. Pulis guided Palace to a miraculous fate after they avoided the drop despite being rock bottom when he picked them up. A truly remarkable season in which saw Pulis maintain a fascinating statistic – he has …

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Oliver BainesCrystal Palace set to announce new manager in 48 hours

United closing in on Rojo as Nani leaves

Manchester United’s deal to sign Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo is moving ever closer as it has been reported that United and Sporting have made an agreement on the deal. Sporting have reported that the deal is worth £16m after it appeared in the stock exchange in Portugal. Manchester United have also confirmed this fee, as BBC Sport announced. However, as part …

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Oliver BainesUnited closing in on Rojo as Nani leaves

Benfica snap up Brazil and QPR keeper

Portuguese giants and current league holders Benfica have signed Brazil and QPR goalkeeper, Julio Cesar on a two-year-deal. The deal was confirmed by BBC Sport yesterday. Pushed down the pecking order at QPR, Rangers keeper Robert Green has been handed the number one jersey this season and the Brazil international was looking for first team football. Cesar, 34, has now joined …

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Oliver BainesBenfica snap up Brazil and QPR keeper

Hull City chase £9m Shane Long replacement

Shane Long joined Southampton from Hull City for an eye-watering £12m, since then Steve Bruce appears to have missed out on Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck and Watford’s Troy Deeney. The Daily Mirror understand they are now hunting Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon instead. Vincent Aboubakar is 22 years of age and currently plays for Lorient in the French Ligue 1 where he …

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Gareth ThomasHull City chase £9m Shane Long replacement

Swansea City miss out on Dutch midfielder

Swansea City are about to miss out on Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzmán, despite the player spending two seasons on loan at the Welsh club. The South-Wales Evening Post reporting this morning that Napoli will instead be de Guzmán’s destination with a deal ready to be confirmed tonight. Manager Garry Monk was keen to add the Villarreal owned player to his …

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Gareth ThomasSwansea City miss out on Dutch midfielder