Chelsea midfielder on verge of move to Italy

Chelsea midfielder, Marko Marin looks set to leave Stamford Bridge on loan to join Italian side Fiorentina. Er sieht so glücklich aus. (via @ACF_Fiorentina) — Martin Hoffmann (@ErzaehlerMartin) August 11, 2014 The official club Twitter page shows Marin undergoing a medical at Fiorentina as his loan move to Italy moves a step closer to being completed. BBC Sport suggested that …

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Oliver BainesChelsea midfielder on verge of move to Italy

Toure set to depart the Premier League

Kolo Toure looks set to leave Liverpool after only one season with the Reds. Turkish outfit, Trabzonspor are hoping to conclude a £1.5m move for the Ivorian defender. Toure, 33, has allegedly agreed personal terms with the Turkish club and the former Arsenal man is said to be moving on to a £40k per week contract according to the Daily Mail. …

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Oliver BainesToure set to depart the Premier League

Clint Dempsey – Breaking down the stumbling blocks

Yesterday, Clint Dempsey helped Seattle Sounders overcome the Houston Dynamo 2-0, but the American did something rather unusual after the game. The USA striker walked up to a child who was sitting with his mother and asked the question, “Can I have some of your popcorn?”, after the child tilted his popcorn bowl towards the 31-year-old, Dempsey ate the handful …

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Oliver BainesClint Dempsey – Breaking down the stumbling blocks

Aleksander Tonev joins Celtic from Villa

Aleksandar Tonev has joined @CelticFC on a season-long loan deal. #AVFC — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 11, 2014 Last night, Scottish champions Celtic snapped up Aston Villa attacking midfielder Aleksander Tonev on a season-long-loan with the option of a permanent deal. Celtic who have dominated the Scottish league are always looking to bolster their sides attacking options to …

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Oliver BainesAleksander Tonev joins Celtic from Villa

Southampton ready to bolster defence

Southampton have had a summer of well documented departures: Luke Shaw joined Manchester United, Calum Chambers signed for Arsenal and Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren transferred to Liverpool. Now Ronald Koeman has begun the rebuilding with the Daily Mirror believing a defender could be set to join. Steaua Bucharest and Romania centre-back Florin Gardos could be tempted to …

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Gareth ThomasSouthampton ready to bolster defence

Liverpool youngster off to France

It appears Liverpool will allow their promising £8m, young defender Tiago Ilori to move to French club Bordeaux on loan for the next season. The 21 year old’s development would be aided by a season spent in Ligue 1. Ilori moved to Liverpool on the summer deadline day in 2013 but failed to play for the first team during the …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool youngster off to France

5 things we learned about the Championship this weekend

  The Championship kicked off this weekend to signal the return of domestic football in England and Wales as Blackburn Rovers drew 1-1 with relegated Cardiff City at Ewood Park on Friday night. The curtain raiser may not have been as thrilling as the Sky cameras were hoping for but the weekend did have some brilliant games in store! Here …

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Gareth Thomas5 things we learned about the Championship this weekend

Everton win race for exciting Ghanaian winger

Everton have prized Romelu Lukaku away from Chelsea for a club record fee but they could be about to return to the club to take young winger Christian Atsu on loan too. The Daily Mail are one of a number of media groups who believe this deal could be very close. Atsu is 22 years old and spent last season out …

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Gareth ThomasEverton win race for exciting Ghanaian winger

Newcastle to rescue Wilfried Zaha?

Wilfried Zaha agreed to join Manchester United in January 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still the boss at Old Trafford and his Red Devils future looked rosy. However, when he arrived 6 months later Sir Alex was gone and David Moyes was at the helm, his season then took a very different out-look. After only making 2 Premier League …

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Gareth ThomasNewcastle to rescue Wilfried Zaha?

Benfica’s Super Cup celebrations break trophy!

Benfica last night saw off Rio Ave FC via a penalty shootout to win their first Portuguese Super Cup since 2005. However, watch the video below as their celebrations go wrong and they break the trophy! As reserve goalkeeper Paulo Lopes climbs on top of the net to lift the cup he breaks the glass and cuts his hand in …

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Gareth ThomasBenfica’s Super Cup celebrations break trophy!

Manchester City complete Mangala deal

BBC Sport have announced the breaking news that City fans have been anticipating for some time. The Premier League champions have finally completed a deal to sign Porto defender, Eliaquim Mangala for a fee said to be around £32m. He is already a fine player,” said City boss Manuel Pellegrini. “But, in my opinion, he has all of the mental, physical, …

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Oliver BainesManchester City complete Mangala deal

West Ham after Connor Wickham

Sky Sports have today reported that West Ham United are very interested in Sunderland striker, Connor Wickham. The Hammers have been dealt a huge blow after Andy Carroll has been told he will be out for the foreseeable future. West Ham have already signed Enner Valencia but are still looking to bolster their attacking options. Now it appears that they are …

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Oliver BainesWest Ham after Connor Wickham

Thomas Vermaelen completes Barcelona switch

Thomas Vermaelen has completed his move to Barcelona today after Arsenal agreed a £15m deal with the Spanish giants. The Belgian international passed a medical on Saturday and completed his move yesterday. Today, he has been revealed to the Camp Nou faithful. Speaking on the move, the defender said, “Coming to Barcelona is a dream move – it wasn’t a difficult …

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Oliver BainesThomas Vermaelen completes Barcelona switch

ONE TO WATCH – Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe

The upcoming Premier League season will bring about many superstars and one of those talents will be Liverpool youngster Jordan Ibe. The young winger has been touted as a future star and has been showing his quality in pre-season with the Reds this summer. The 18-year-old is reminiscent of Raheem Sterling who currently occupies the left hand side for Liverpool. …

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Oliver BainesONE TO WATCH – Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe

Arsenal showing they are no pushovers

Arsenals brilliant performance yesterday encapsulated that they are no pushovers. Arsene Wenger has done some fine tuning on his Gunners side and they look to be red hot just in time for the start of the season. Goals from Cazorla, Ramsey and Giroud capped a telling display from the London side as they brushed aside the Premier League Champions at …

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Oliver BainesArsenal showing they are no pushovers

Norwich begin where they left off

Norwich City’s torrid end to last season seemed to repeat itself yesterday evening after they lost 1-0 to newly promoted Wolves. Neil Adams side looked the stronger on paper with England international John Ruddy in goal and a experienced defence in front of him. With beautiful technicians of the ball Andrew Surman and Wes Hoolahan in the middle of the …

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Oliver BainesNorwich begin where they left off

Arsenal after Liverpool defender

Arsenal are looking to deploy a surprise bid for Liverpool defender, Daniel Agger. The Dane is said to be seeking a move away from Anfield and Arsenal are ready to come in to bring in the Denmark international. Yesterday, Thomas Vermaelen’s deal to Barcelona was agreed as he awaits confirmation of the transfer; leaving the Gunners lighter in the central …

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Oliver BainesArsenal after Liverpool defender

Where will Schneiderlin be next season? Spurs or Saints?

The stand-off between Southampton and their prize asset Morgan Schneiderlin is continuing according to Sky Sports. Former boss Mauricio Pochettino though is still confident Tottenham Hotspur can steal him away from the St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton have seen a mass exodus of their players this summer with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren joining Liverpool, Luke Shaw moving to …

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Gareth ThomasWhere will Schneiderlin be next season? Spurs or Saints?

The Championship: Five potential top goal-scorers

  The Championship is back tonight as Blackburn Rovers host relegated Cardiff City in the opening clash at Ewood Park. Every season the second tier is unmatchable for unpredictability and this season will definitely be the same again! With Fulham, Cardiff and Norwich joining the division from the Premier League and a host of strong sides vying for promotion, here …

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Gareth ThomasThe Championship: Five potential top goal-scorers

Everton or Liverpool? Which football team did The Beatles support? #BeatlesWeek

Pink Floyd are Gooners, The Smiths are City fans, Jacko loved Fulham FC (apparently) but what about the football allegiances of the biggest band of all time? It isn’t simple – believe me. When The Beatles were growing up in the 40s and 50s the team you supported in Liverpool said a lot more about you than just your football …

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AshleyEverton or Liverpool? Which football team did The Beatles support? #BeatlesWeek