Blackburn reject Hull’s Jordan Rhodes bid

Hull City have reportedly seen their bid for Blackburn Rovers’ striker Jordan Rhodes. Rhodes was subject to an enquiry from the Premier League side who seek to replace Shane Long who was sold to Southampton for £12m. Rovers’ manager Gary Bowyer has spoken of his desire to hold onto the 24 year old who signed a new contract in July but …

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Gareth ThomasBlackburn reject Hull’s Jordan Rhodes bid

Coventry City seal historic return to Ricoh Arena

Coventry City fans will be celebrating today after it was announced the club will return to its former home of the Ricoh Arena. Coventry City went into administration in March 2013 and following a stadium rent-row they were forced to play home games in Sixfields Stadium in Northampton. The move was controversial and forced fans to travel an extra 40 …

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Gareth ThomasCoventry City seal historic return to Ricoh Arena

Celtic to miss out on South Korean target

Celtic were given a Champions League reprieve when opponents Legia Warsaw fielded an illegible player in their qualifying tie. This meant Celtic would progress and drew 1-1 with Maribor last night leaving them with work still to do in the second leg at Celtic Park. It now though is being reported that one of their targets, Cardiff City’s Kim Bo-Kyung …

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Gareth ThomasCeltic to miss out on South Korean target

Arsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

Arsenal sold captain and solid defender Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona this summer for £15m. With Per Mertesacker struggling for fitness and Laurent Koscielny their only other centre-back it appears Arsene Wenger is now hunting Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld as cover. The Daily Mirror report that the 25 year old, who was linked with heavily with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur last …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

Di Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

This summer has been filled with speculation that Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira are moving closer to a Real Madrid exit. Sky Sports amongst others have confirmed that both players now will both leave the Santiago Bernabéu, Manager Carlo Ancelotti has said today in his press conference that: “Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer …

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Gareth ThomasDi Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

Mario Balotelli leaves AC Milan for Liverpool

Yesterday we reported that Liverpool could be in the running for Mario Balotelli. This morning we brought you the news that Liverpool were officially in talks with AC Milan for Mario Balotelli. Now, AC Milan have confirmed that Balotelli has left their training ground, possibly for good! The exciting yet slightly eccentric Italian looks set to complete his Anfield move …

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Gareth ThomasMario Balotelli leaves AC Milan for Liverpool

Malky Mackay out of running for Palace job

Malky Mackay has been ommitted from the running to be the next Crystal Palace job, despite being odds on favourite. The news comes in the light of when the former Norwich City defender was in charge of former club Cardiff City. Reports have circulated the media, suggesting that Mackay had sent texts of a  racial, sexist and homophobic nature according to BBC …

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Oliver BainesMalky Mackay out of running for Palace job

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… 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