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

Vidal to break Man United’s record transfer fee

Manchester United may have missed out on Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona today but reports from Italy suggest that they will soon be the proud owners of Juventus star Arturo Vidal. believe that the deal is edging closer to completion. It has been a long standing saga through this summer which was disrupted by the World Cup in Brazil but the transfer …

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Gareth ThomasVidal to break Man United’s record transfer fee

Barcelona vs Man Utd Round 2 – Juan Cuadrado

Colombia’s outstanding attacker Juan Cuadrado apparently came out of talks with his club’s chiefs today and has told his Fiorentina bosses that he wants his team to enter negotiations with Barcelona and Manchester United. After superb performances in the World Cup for Colombia, he has emerged a top attacking target for both the Catalans and the Reds. Now it seems likely that a …

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Harry FinegoldBarcelona vs Man Utd Round 2 – Juan Cuadrado

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba ends his international career

Chelsea striker Didier Droga has ended his Ivory Coast international career at the age of 36. He picked up 104 caps for his country scoring an impressive 65 goals during the 12 years. His career for The Elephants saw him become his nation’s all-time top goalscorer, winning Ivory Coast Player of the Year 3 times in 2006, 2007 and 2012 …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea’s Didier Drogba ends his international career

Liverpool to focus attention on Cavani?

Yesterday we reported how Liverpool were in a battle with Manchester City and Real Madrid for Monaco forward Radamel Falcao. However, it now appears Real Madrid are set to win that race and so the Liverpool Echo believe the Reds will switch their attention to PSG striker Edinson Cavani. With Luis Suarez now a Barcelona player, Brendan Rodgers will have to …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool to focus attention on Cavani?

Former Liverpool man set for Villa switch

Aston Villa are set to make their fourth signing of this summer transfer window by agreeing a deal with Valencia for defender Aly Cissokho. The Birmingham Mail report that Paul Lambert sees the left-back as a man who can shore up his back line. Villa have struggled in recent seasons and flirted with a relegation battle so have brought in former …

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Gareth ThomasFormer Liverpool man set for Villa switch

Vermaelen’s replacement – Arsenal’s options

In spite of Arsene Wenger insistence that Arsenal don’t need another centre back the sale of  Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona means that cover for Kos and the BFG is pretty high on his agenda now. The ideal player needs to be experienced, left footed and, is he ends up playing with Mertesacker, pretty mobile too. Wenger has had his eye on …

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Harry FinegoldVermaelen’s replacement – Arsenal’s options

Arsenal Agree £15m Transfer Fee With Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen

The BBC has confirmed that Arsenal have agreed a £15million fee for centre back Thomas Vermaelen with Barcelona. The 28 year old Belgian left footer is now working on agreeing personal terms, and will then be attending a medical at the Nou Camp later this week. Vermaelen was the subject of Manchester’s interest, though the Reds’ bid of £7 million was …

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Harry FinegoldArsenal Agree £15m Transfer Fee With Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen

Manchester United step up Daley Blind chase as Vermaelen deal collapses

Manchester United are rumoured to be increasing their efforts to sign Dutch defender Daley Blind as Louis Van Gaal looks to strengthen his defence with a powerful left-footed defender and potentially experiment with a 3-5-2 formation. After losing key defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, United have a gap to fill and 24 year old Blind not only fits the bill but he also …

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Harry FinegoldManchester United step up Daley Blind chase as Vermaelen deal collapses

PSG end Di Maria pursuit! Man Utd back in?

News have broken that PSG have pulled out of a bid to sign Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria after the club described him as “too expensive”. Are Manchester United back in the hunt for the Argentine? The Guardian contains the quote from Paris Saint Germain president Nassel Al-Khelaifi: “We spoke to Real about Di María but he was too expensive.” …

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Gareth ThomasPSG end Di Maria pursuit! Man Utd back in?

Liverpool face tough battle for Falcao

Liverpool are reported to be chasing Colombian forward Radamel Falcao according to journalist Mina Rzouki. However, The Guardian are led to believe that Real Madrid are the most likely club to secure the player ahead of the Reds and Manchester City. Brendan Rodgers is understood to have made an enquiry into the Monaco striker as a replacement for Luis Suarez who …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool face tough battle for Falcao