Celtic to miss out on South Korean target

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

Celtic were given a Champions League reprieve when opponents Legia Warsaw fielded an illegible player in their qualifying tie. This meant Celtic would progress and drew 1-1 with Maribor last night leaving them with work still to do in the second leg at Celtic Park. It now though is being reported that one of their targets, Cardiff City’s Kim Bo-Kyung …

Read more | Comments (0)

Arsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

Arsenal sold captain and solid defender Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona this summer for £15m. With Per Mertesacker struggling for fitness and Laurent Koscielny their only other centre-back it appears Arsene Wenger is now hunting Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld as cover. The Daily Mirror report that the 25 year old, who was linked with heavily with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur last …

Read more | Comments (0)

Di Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

This summer has been filled with speculation that Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira are moving closer to a Real Madrid exit. Sky Sports amongst others have confirmed that both players now will both leave the Santiago Bernabéu, Manager Carlo Ancelotti has said today in his press conference that: “Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer …

Read more | Comments (0)

Balo

Mario Balotelli leaves AC Milan for Liverpool

Gareth Thomas Football, Football features Leave a Comment

Yesterday we reported that Liverpool could be in the running for Mario Balotelli. This morning we brought you the news that Liverpool were officially in talks with AC Milan for Mario Balotelli. Now, AC Milan have confirmed that Balotelli has left their training ground, possibly for good! The exciting yet slightly eccentric Italian looks set to complete his Anfield move …

Read more | Comments (0)

Malky Mackay out of running for Palace job

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Malky Mackay has been ommitted from the running to be the next Crystal Palace job, despite being odds on favourite. The news comes in the light of when the former Norwich City defender was in charge of former club Cardiff City. Reports have circulated the media, suggesting that Mackay had sent texts of a  racial, sexist and homophobic nature according to BBC …

Read more | Comments (0)

Hull City looking to African star to replace Shane Long

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has revealed that his side have had conversations with Vincent Aboubakar over a potential move. The Cameroon international has been identified as a potential replacement for Shane Long who left the Tigers to join Southampton last week. According to Sky Sports, Bruce has held talks with a number of club and strikers in a bid …

Read more | Comments (0)

Chelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

Sadie Hale Football Leave a Comment

If you can accept the inclusion of a Monday night into the concept, the opening weekend of Premier League season 2014-15 has come and gone and already every pundit is installing Chelsea as champions. So, shall we just go straight to 2015-16 instead?  Well, no. Because as, literally, all managers and players are saying in disjointed, clichéd unison, “it’s a long …

Read more | Comments (0)

Manchester United want Real Madrid star

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Manchester United have today been rumoured to be interested in Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso. The speculation comes as a result of Luka Modric’s new deal for Madrid whilst Toni Kroos has just made the switch to the Bernabeu, meanwhile, Sami Khedira is still knocking on the door of the first team. At 32-years-old, Alonso still possesses real quality in …

Read more | Comments (0)

QPR complete signing of Dutch midfielder

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

QPR yesterday completed the signing of Leroy Fer from Norwich City for a fee said to be around £10m despite claims the deal is worth £8m according to BBC Sport. QPR boss Harry Redknapp captured the Dutch midfielder on a three-year-contract and Fer is now eligible to play and could make his debut this Sunday against Spurs. Redknapp spoke in the …

Read more | Comments (0)

Liverpool in talks with Mario Balotelli

Oliver Baines Football 3 Comments

BBC Sport this morning posted this on Twitter, something that will either get Liverpool fans jumping for joy or find their head buried in their hands… Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to sign Italy striker Mario Balotelli — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 21, 2014 Liverpool have been looking for a striker this season to help provide consolation for …

Read more | Comments (0)

Premier League duo join Norwich City

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Former Premier League duo Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome have both completed switches to Championship side, Norwich City. Cuellar left Sunderland in June after being released by the Black Cats in the summer. The Spaniard made 33 appearances for Sunderland but has now found pastures new at Norwich City with his first stint in the Championship. The defender penned a one-year-deal …

Read more | Comments (0)

Philippe Coutinho deservedly makes Brazil squad!

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

Brazil were humiliated in their home World Cup 7-1 by eventual winners Germany. That Semi-Final loss will no doubt go down in history and was the end for head coach Luis Felipe Scolari. Now, with Dunga re-instated as manager, there has been 13 changes to his first squad. The most notable addition from the Premier League is Liverpool midfielder Philippe …

Read more | Comments (0)

Alvaro Negredo set for La Liga return?

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

Manchester City have an abundance of attacking talent and one of those is injured Spaniard Alvaro Negredo. The Daily Mirror report that Valencia could be set to offer the striker a La Liga return before the window closes. Alvaro Negredo joined Manchester City from Sevilla last summer for around £16.5m and during his 32 Premier League appearances netted 9 times as …

Read more | Comments (0)

Chelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the Premier League teams heavily linked to 22 year old defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Portuguese media Abola state that Chelsea have bid £35m for his services. The Angolan born midfielder currently plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and is another successful product of their immensely impressive academy system. For a player who has …

Read more | Comments (0)

West Ham hunt two Manchester City defenders

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

West Ham United may be on the hunt for a striker to replace injured Andy Carroll but Big Sam Allardyce also wants to add to his defence before the end of the transfer window. The London Evening Standard believe Manchester City’s unwanted pair Micah Richards and Matija Nastastić are his targets. West Ham suffered an injury crisis at centre-half last season …

Read more | Comments (0)

Thomas Müller turned down Manchester United?

Gareth Thomas Football Leave a Comment

Thomas Müller has been with Bayern Munich since his youth career began at the club in the year 2000. The German international has now claimed that he turned down an “astronomical” offer from Manchester United to move to the Premier League. Müller was vital in Germany’ 2014 World Cup win and has scored 10 goals in 13 tournament appearances over …

Read more | Comments (0)

Is Mario Balotelli heading for Liverpool?

Gareth Thomas Football, Football features 2 Comments

  Italian press have today heavily linked Liverpool with a move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. Sportsmediaset report that the Anfield club have bid €22m for Super Mario which gives his current employers something to think about. Balotelli is said to be willing to leave the Rossoneri and his formidable agent Mino Raiola will be at the forefront of negotiations. …

Read more | Comments (0)

Barcelona banned from signing players

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Barcelona have been banned from siging any players for two transfer windows after FIFA rejected their appeal on the transfers of minors. Former Barcelona player Gary Lineker posted on Twitter his feelings towards the ban, a somewhat tongue and cheek opinion… https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/502045667658059776 The ban states that Barca can buy and sell this window, but the next two they will not …

Read more | Comments (0)

Jordon Ibe set to join Championship side on loan from Liverpool

Oliver Baines Football Leave a Comment

Liverpool starlet Jordon Ibe is set to join Championship side Bolton Wanderers on loan according to latest reports. The winger was on the periphery and looked destined to break into the first team this season after impressing during pre-season with the Reds. However, it appears that will have to wait as Ibe is now set to move to Bolton for …

Read more | Comments (0)

Spurs ready to sign Manchester United midfielder?

Oliver Baines Football 1 Comment

According to reports this morning, Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini is said to be a target for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Fellaini is said to be down the pecking order at United after failing to impress since his big money move from Everton and now Spurs are ready to lure in the Belgian according to clubcall. After a move to Napoli …

Read more | Comments (0)