Liverpool agree £12m Moreno fee

Yesterday marked a step forward in Liverpool’s race to sign Spain and Sevilla left back, Alberto Moreno. The 22-year-old was due to play in the UEFA Super Cup last night, but withdrew after hearing that a £12m bid had been accepted. Meanwhile, Martin Kelly is poised to move away from Anfield to create a vacancy for Moreno to fill. Kelly …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool agree £12m Moreno fee

Breaking: Shane Long set for £12m Southampton move

News has broken tonight that Southampton have agreed a massive £12m fee with Hull City for the transfer of Shane Long. The Metro are one of a number of media outlets who are reporting the deal that will see him undergo a medical in the next few days. Ronald Koeman, new Southampton boss, has seen a huge glut of his …

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Gareth ThomasBreaking: Shane Long set for £12m Southampton move

Everton & Spurs after Salomon Kalou?

We all knew and loved Salomon Kalou during his 156 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2006-2012 but is he set for a return? According to the Daily Mirror, Everton and Tottenham could be ready to offer Kalou a contract after he has been told Lille no longer require him. Kalou would join French club Lille in July 2012 on a …

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Gareth ThomasEverton & Spurs after Salomon Kalou?

England U21 winger Redmond wanted by Stoke

20 year old Nathan Redmond certainly has the potential to make an England breakthrough after his 11 U21 caps and 4 goals but to do this he has to playing in the Premier League. The Daily Mail are one of a number of outlets who believe that Stoke City and Mark Hughes could be readying a £5m bid to land the …

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Gareth ThomasEngland U21 winger Redmond wanted by Stoke

David Silva signs new Man City deal

Manchester City will start the new season with some good news after their playmaker David Silva signed a new five-year contract with the North-West club. He has joined Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov who have both penned new deals with summer. David Silva joined Man City for £24m form Valencia in July 2010 and has since gone on to make …

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Gareth ThomasDavid Silva signs new Man City deal

Remy a surprise Chelsea target?

Loïc Rémy was on the verge of becoming a Liverpool player after he flew out to Boston to undertake a medical with the Reds. However, after surprisingly failing his medical and seeing his big move collapse, believe Chelsea could now be in the mix for the Frenchman. With Arsenal and Tottenham still keeping tabs on the 27 year old …

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Gareth ThomasRemy a surprise Chelsea target?

Chelsea close to landing Benatia

Manchester City have now finally completed the deal for Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a massive fee of £32m. Before looking to Mangala they were in negotiations with Roma over Mehdi Benatia but now the Daily Star suggest Chelsea are close to an agreement for the defender. It is believed that Chelsea are on the way to deciding a fee …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea close to landing Benatia

UEFA Super Cup Preview: Real Madrid v Sevilla

  Tonight sees the annual clash of the Champions League winners v the Europa League victors, this year featuring Real Madrid and Sevilla. It’ll be hosted by Cardiff City Stadium in the Welsh capital and i’ll be there representing, so before the big European curtain raiser, here is my preview of the game: REAL MADRID V SEVILLA: 7:45pm, Sky …

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Gareth ThomasUEFA Super Cup Preview: Real Madrid v Sevilla

Eto’o attracting interest from Liverpool

Samuel Eto’o has been attracting the attention of a host of clubs this summer since his release from Chelsea. The Cameroon captain had been tipped for a move to West Ham, however his wage demands proved to be too much of a stumbling block for the London club. According to The Metro, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to make a …

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Oliver BainesEto’o attracting interest from Liverpool

Glenn Hoddle appointed coach at QPR

BREAKING NEWS: Glenn Hoddle appointed first team coach at #QPR #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 12, 2014 Sky Sports have Tweeted some breaking news this morning. They have reported that Glenn Hoddle has joined QPR as the clubs new first team coach. It is Hoddle’s first job in football for eight years after leaving Wolves, but now …

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Oliver BainesGlenn Hoddle appointed coach at QPR

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!