Chelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

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Chelsea are rumoured to be chasing young Brazilian attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca from Benfica. The Daily Star believe Chelsea could return to do business with the Portuguese club from whom they purchased David Luiz and Nemanja Matic. The 6ft 2in, 20-year-old Talisca only joined Benfica this summer from Brazilian club Bahia where he had made 30 first team appearances. He had been …

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Ander Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal will be frustrated once again as Ander Herrera is added to his injury list. The club tweeted how Herrera fractured a rib against West Ham United on the weekend and now he will be missing over the next few weeks. Ander Herrera was substituted after 74 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham …

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Ronaldo to return to Manchester United in January?

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Is Cristiano Ronaldo set to make a return to Manchester United in January? No, that is the answer according to Sky Sports Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague. The Spaniard said, “It is quite clear that Manchester United are letting all this continue because they are interested in Cristiano Ronaldo.” “Cristiano Ronaldo dreams and would like to go back to Manchester United. It’s …

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Manchester United’s Di Maria set to return to Argentina one day

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Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has vowed to return to his home nation one day before ending his footballing career and has said he would like to play for former club Rosario Central. “As for anyone it was a dream for me to come to Europe,” Di Maria told Sky Sports “But it will also be a dream to play …

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Former player and Liverpool hero has his say on Mignolet

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Former Liverpool defender and hero Jamie Carragher has had his say on the hot topic of Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation. Carragher revealed to Sky Sports that he thinks Mignolet needs to be making big saves this season, “I think the best goalkeepers who win big trophies make big saves at big moments. That was a big moment. It’s not a massive mistake, …

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew set for showdown talks with Mike Ashley

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have serious showdown talks with owner Mike Ashley over his future in the coming days. The meeting comes in the light of Newcastle’s recent performances in the past weeks and yesterdays 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City may have sent Ashley over the edge. “We’ll have some serious conversations because he doesn’t …

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West Brom defender signs new deal

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West Brom defender, Craig Dawson has penned a new contract with the baggies after signing a new three-year-deal. The Baggies pinched Dawson from Rochdale back in 2010 and has found it difficult at times to settle at the Hawthorns. However, since proving his worth in the starting line up under Alan Irvine, Dawson has been a solid asset to the …

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Real Madrid ahead of Man United in race for Reus

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Marco Reus is one of the hottest properties in world football with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all heavily linked to the German. However, Marca and TalkSport believe that Real Madrid are ahead in the race to take him to La Liga instead of the Premier League. Marco Reus has been joined current club Borussia Dortmund in January 2012 for €17.1m …

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Russell Slade close to Cardiff City appointment

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has confirmed that former Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is close to being appointed as new Bluebirds manager. Tan told Sky Sports that Slade is currently working in a ‘consultant’ role following a despite over compensation with League 1 Orient. Russell Slade, 53-years-old, won League 1 Manager of the Season last year as his Leyton Orient …

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Marek Hamsik linked with Liverpool switch

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Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik is being linked with a Liverpool transfer as reported by the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old is currently managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez in Italy. In June 2007, the newly-promoted Napoli paid €5.5m for the Slovakia to secure him from Brescia. In the time since, Hamsik has become a Napoli legend playing 243 times in …

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Ill health causes Watford to change Head Coach

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Watford have been left in turmoil somewhat as Head Coach Oscar Garcia has been forced to step down after just 27 days in the job. The club confirmed that Billy McKinlay would be the new man at the helm as Garca’s health means he is unable to continue. Watford appointed the Spaniard and former Barcelona midfielder Oscar Garcia on 2 September to …

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Ramsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

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Aaron Ramsey is set to be out for a month with a hamstring injury according to BBC Sport and this means he will miss Wales’ vital home qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus. The 23-year-old midfielder is an important player to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal but perhaps is even more important to Chris Coleman’s Wales side. With Wales also missing …

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Ryan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

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On loan Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he may stay at Southampton and leave Chelsea in the summer. Speaking to the Metro, Bertrand said, “The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa (last season). I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block,” he …

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Villa, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

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Premier League trio, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are all ready to pounce for Manchester United winger, Ashley Young in the summer according to the Express. Young has been on the books at United for 3 years after joining from Aston Villa in 2011. The winger is however now deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking …

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Manchester United’s Juan Mata back off to Spain?

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  Is Manchester United playmaker, Juan Mata set to leave the club and return to former Spanish club, Valencia? Well, that is the view of the Daily Star who have suggested that Valencia are weighing up a loan move for the Spaniard in January before they splash out £30m on securing the services of their former star. Mata has only recently joined …

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Southampton, QPR and Everton feature in our goal of the week!

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This week saw some absolute “Thronkers” as BBC presenter Dan Walker would say. The Premier League was inundated with some sublime strikes; but which was the best? Here are the candidates… Graziano Pelle v QPR Charlie Austin v Southampton Phil Jagielka v Liverpool Which “Thronker” was your favourite?

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Rooney apologises for his red card

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A moment of pure madness from Wayne Rooney ended in dismay after the Manchester United and England captain received a red card for his outburst on West Ham’s Stuart Downing. It was the first time Rooney has seen red since March 2009; a surprising yet encouraging fate for a man who was prone to losing his temper on the field. …

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Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

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After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Liverpool target Sergi Roberto signs new contract

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Barcelona’s 22-year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto has signed a new contract until June 2019 the Catalan club have announced. Sergi Roberto has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in recent seasons with Liverpool often thought to be a likely destination. Sergi Roberto was joined by Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Director of Sport & former player Andoni Zubizarreta and …

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Balotelli not world class yet – Liverpool’s Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his £16m signing Mario Balotelli is not yet world class like they player they sold to Barcelona, Luis Suarez. ITV Sport carry the quotes from Rodgers who also says when Suarez arrived in Liverpool, he neither was world class. Mario Balotelli started his career at small Italian club Lumezzane before moving to Serie A giants Inter …

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