Barcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

  This season’s El Clásico is perhaps one of the most exciting prospects in many decades. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side won “La decima” (a tenth European Cup) against Atlético Madrid in May and have strengthened immensely whilst Barcelona will be managed by La Masia disciple Luis Enrique. With new signings on either side and a desire to take back …

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Gareth ThomasBarcelona or Real Madrid? Who looks stronger?

Swansea City agree fee for World Cup defender

Swansea City manager Garry Monk today confirmed that the club had agreed a fee for Argentine World Cup defender Federico Fernandez. The deal with Napoli is believed to be worth just over £7m for the 25 year old. Fernandez, a centre-back by trade, signed for Napoli for €3m in December 2010 but following a visa dispute began his career in Europe …

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Gareth ThomasSwansea City agree fee for World Cup defender

Shane Long completes Southampton switch

  On tuesday evening we brought you the news that Shane Long was set to move to St Mary’s Stadium following a bid of £12m for his services by Southampton. Today, the club confirmed that the deal has been completed with Long moving from Hull City. Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long is yet to score more than 8 goals …

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Gareth ThomasShane Long completes Southampton switch

Sunderland sign Championship star

Sunderland have completed their seventh signing of this summer with the capture of Championship star Will Buckley from Brighton & Hove Albion. The deal is officially an undisclosed fee but believed to be in the region of £2.5m. Buckley started his career at Rochdale where he made 59 League 2 appearances for the club before moving to Watford in January 2010. …

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Gareth ThomasSunderland sign Championship star

Luis Suarez cleared to train with Barcelona

Luis Suarez has had his 4 month ban from competitive football upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, they have removed the restriction that meant the Uruguayan cannot train with his new club Barcelona. The original ban handed down by FIFA included all “football-related activity” which banned him from the training ground and the stadium to watch …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez cleared to train with Barcelona

Sunderland expect to capture Liverpool striker

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has publicly announced his expectations to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini this summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, Poyet said, “The idea was to have the deal done a few weeks ago, but for different reasons it was impossible, but we are confident that maybe in the next few days we can do something about Fabio. I’m always thinking that we …

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Oliver BainesSunderland expect to capture Liverpool striker

Chelsea star on the verge of Atletico Madrid move?

La Liga winners and Champions League runners up Atletico Madrid are attempting to bring in Chelsea star Andre Schurrle to the Spanish capital this summer. Schurrle who was a sensation for Germany at the World Cup was out to prove a point to club boss, Jose Mourinho, that he is worth it. After shelling out £18m on the German attacking …

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Oliver BainesChelsea star on the verge of Atletico Madrid move?

Are Southampton about to lose another player?

Southampton midfielder Jack Cork looks set to be the eighth player to leave St Mary’s this summer after Ronald Koeman has accepted a £3m bid from Crystal Palace for the English midfielder. According to the Daily Mail Cork was unable to agree a new contract at Southampton and with just one-year left on his existing contract, the Saints have decided to cash …

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Oliver BainesAre Southampton about to lose another player?

Arsenal lining up shock move for Free Agent

Arsenal are apparently lining up a shock move for former QPR midfielder and current free agent Stephane Mbia. The 28-year-old was released at the end of last season by the newly promoted side and is now seeking a new club. However, Arsenal have come in as a surprise destination for Mbia according to the Daily Star. Mbia was loaned out to …

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Oliver BainesArsenal lining up shock move for Free Agent

Hull City to make £14m bid for England striker

Hull City are ready to unleash a phenominal bid to bring in Manchester United and England striker Danny Welbeck to the KC Stadium. The move comes in the light of Shane Longs £12m move to Southampton which we reported a few days ago. With all that cash in hand, Steve Bruce is willing to put all of his eggs in one basket …

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Oliver BainesHull City to make £14m bid for England striker

Spurs sign USA star

Tottenham have today confirmed a deal to sign Seattle Sounders full back, DeAndre Yedlin on a four-year-contract according to BBC Sport. The 21-year-old right back played a bit-part in USA’s World Cup campaign and mightily impressed when he came on as a substitute. Blessed with raw pace and a directness to his play, Yedlin will act as cover for first choice …

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Oliver BainesSpurs sign USA star

Man City tie Vincent Kompany down for 5 more years

Manchester City were yesterday given a boost when midfielder David Silva agreed a new five year deal, following suit from Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov who had already signed new contracts. The club today confirmed captain and arguably the league’s most talented defender, Vincent Kompany, has also given his signature to a new five year contract. This news will delight Man City …

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Gareth ThomasMan City tie Vincent Kompany down for 5 more years

Arsenal eye 23-year-old Vermaelen replacement

Arsene Wenger is set to bolster his defensive option with a bid for 23-year-old Greek defender Kostas Manolas. The Daily Mail is one of many reporting that Arsenal see Manolas as cover for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. It is believed Wenger could be set to tempt Olympiacos with a bid of £8m for their World Cup experienced centre-back who has 13 …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal eye 23-year-old Vermaelen replacement

Everton & Southampton fight for French winger

Premier League clubs Everton and Southampton are set to lock horns over the signature of former French U21 international Jonathan Biabiany. The Daily Express report that the winger could be available for as little as £6m. Biabiany started his career at Inter Milan and was a bright prospect between 2007-2011 where he played 22 times in Serie A, also making a …

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Gareth ThomasEverton & Southampton fight for French winger

Another player makes Southampton exit

It’s safe to say this summer has been one of upheaval and great change at St Mary’s Stadium, today another player is heading for the exit. The Daily Star are one of a number of outlets confirming the deal that is set to go through after a medical. Striker Billy Sharp joined the Saints in January 2012 from Doncaster Rovers following …

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Gareth ThomasAnother player makes Southampton exit

New West Ham player critical of Stewart Downing

The problem with social media is that it leads you to say things you perhaps wouldn’t face to face. It appears The Sport Bible have uncovered a tweet from new West Ham signing Diego Poyet (son of football manager Gus) slating team mate Stewart Downing. The 19 year old joined this summer from Charlton Athletic after West Ham agreed a compensation fee …

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Gareth ThomasNew West Ham player critical of Stewart Downing

Five things we learnt about Real Madrid last night

  Last night we witnessed Real Madrid’s impressive 2-0 UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double in either half. With Real Madrid showing off their new signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez there was plenty to admire from the stands. So here is 5 things I learned about Los Blancos being at the game in …

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Gareth ThomasFive things we learnt about Real Madrid last night

Cardiff set to sign Norwich City star

Cardiff City are set to sign Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington for an undisclosed fee according to reports from BBC Sport on Twitter. BREAKING NEWS: @CardiffCityFC are to sign midfielder Anthony @Pilkington_11 from @NorwichCityFC for an undisclosed fee — BBC Wales Sport (@BBCWalesSport) August 13, 2014 BBC Sport Tweeted this moments ago and it appears that the Norwich City winger …

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Oliver BainesCardiff set to sign Norwich City star

Arsenal want this Premier League anchor man

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to complete his second raid of Newcastle United this summer after reportedly agreeing an £8m fee for Cheick Tiote. The Ivory Coast international has been on the wish list of Arsenal for some time now and it appears Arsenal are edging closer to capturing their man. Tiote who plays at the heart of the …

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Oliver BainesArsenal want this Premier League anchor man

Spurs ready to off-load 11 players

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that he is ready to pull off a mass exodus with his squad to ensure all drift wood is exiled. Eleven players, that’s the number being floated about regarding how many players could be exiting White Hart Lane and England duo, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend are a part of the list. The Telegraph have …

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Oliver BainesSpurs ready to off-load 11 players