Liverpool update – Lavezzi could sign in January

Liverpool haven’t exactly had the start to the season many fans hoped for following the impressive 2nd place finish of the 2013/14 campaign. The Daily Express are now one of a number of media outlets linking the Anfield club to PSG’s forward Ezequiel Lavezzi as a means to bolster their squad. Brendan Rodgers splashed £16m on maverick Italian striker Mario …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool update – Lavezzi could sign in January

Man United flop David Moyes wants return to football

Everyone apart from Manchester United fans seemed to enjoy the clubs failings last season. However for David Moyes, who was anointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘Chosen One’, it was a torrid and punishing time. Now he has told BBC Sport that he is ready to return to football and rebuild his torn reputation. 51-year-old Scotsman David Moyes took the reigns at …

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Gareth ThomasMan United flop David Moyes wants return to football

Chelsea – Diego Costa turns down offer of extra rest

Chelsea’s star striker Diego Costa has apparently turned down manager José Mourinho’s offer of an extra two days rest after the international break. Get West London report that Chelsea were set to give Costa time to look after a niggling hamstring problem but he turned up to training to prove his fitness. José Mourinho confirmed that he gave Cesc Fabregas, Diego …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea – Diego Costa turns down offer of extra rest

Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain would play for England U21s

Yesterday we brought you the news that Everton boss Roberto Martinez had told England Under-21s to avoid picking his midfielder Ross Barkley in the European Under-21s Championships next summer. Now, according to The Times, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has declared himself interested in representing his country at that level. Debate is already beginning as to whether England U21 coach Gareth Southgate should …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain would play for England U21s

Manchester United – Vidal subject to big bidding war

Manchester United’s ploy to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been dealt a blow as the Italian giants look to cash in on a bidding war. The Daily Express understand that the price being asked is now upwards on £48m for the 27-year-old. Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal spent most of the summer trying to convince Juventus’ Arturo Vidal to …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United – Vidal subject to big bidding war

Man Utd & Arsenal – Vlaar will cost at least £12m

Manchester United and Arsenal will fight it out for the services of Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar in January. The Daily Express report that the Netherlands defender has had a minimum price tag of £12m slapped on his head as Villa seek to offer him a new contract. Ron Vlaar, 29-years-old, has recently become hot property following a very impressive showing …

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Gareth ThomasMan Utd & Arsenal – Vlaar will cost at least £12m

“Sterling should be commended” – Michael Owen

Raheem Sterling’s, “I’m tired” claim, seems to be running its course. With a mixture of feelings towards the teenagers comments, former England striker, Michael Owen has had his say on the subject. Speaking to BBC Sport, Owen said, “Maybe he was being honest, thinking he was a little more tired than he was but still wanting to play,” said Owen, “If he …

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Oliver Baines“Sterling should be commended” – Michael Owen

Ched Evans released from prison

Former Sheffield United footballer, Ched Evans has been released from prison after serving half of his 5 years sentence according to BBC Sport. The 25-year-old was found guilty of rape back in April 2012 and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. However, Evans has been released from his sentence early and is now pondering whether to get back into football. Sheffield …

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Oliver BainesChed Evans released from prison

Manchester United Update – United look to re-sign Shawcross

Manchester United are turning their attentions towards former youth prodigy, Ryan Shawcross according to the Daily Star. Shawcross was part of the United set up as a youth player, but made his switch to Stoke permanent after a successful loan period with the Potters. Now, Louis Van Gaal and United are considering the possibility of brining back the English defender in …

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Oliver BainesManchester United Update – United look to re-sign Shawcross

Southampton duo pick up awards

Southampton duo, Ronald Roeman and Graziano Pelle have both won Premier League awards for their impressive form this month for the Saints. Koeman picked up the coveted “Manager of the Month” award, after pipping Nigel Pearson, Neil Warnock and Jose Mourinho to the post. With 3 wins out of 3 against Newcastle, Swansea and QPR; Southampton are sitting in second …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton duo pick up awards

3 man shortlist for Fulham job

Fulham’s quest to find a new manager to succeed Felix Magath has taken another turn and it seems the London club have whittled down their candidates to just 3. Kit Symons Chris Hughton Steve Clarke The candidates were selected by owner Sahid Khan, but was aided by a 5 man team made up of Brian McBride, Danny Murphy, David Daly, …

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Oliver Baines3 man shortlist for Fulham job

Everton – Martinez tells England U21s to avoid Barkley

England U21s made it a successful international break by qualifying for the European Under-21s Championships next summer but now Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants them to avoid picking Ross Barkley. BBC Sport report that Martinez is worried about the fitness of his midfielder who is only just returning from injury. Gareth Southgate, manager of England U21s, has some decisions to make …

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Gareth ThomasEverton – Martinez tells England U21s to avoid Barkley

Pep Guardiola will manage Manchester United one day

43-year-old Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that one day he would love to manage Premier League club Manchester United. The Daily Telegraph carries the quotes from a new book that has been released documenting his new season at the Bundesliga side. Pep Guardiola began his playing career with Barcelona and played 263 La Liga games for the first team …

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Gareth ThomasPep Guardiola will manage Manchester United one day

Lionel Messi’s 10-year Barcelona anniversary commemorated

It’s hard to believe that today marks 10-years since a 17-year-old Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut. The Argentinean magician has 249 La Liga goals for the Catalan giants and 95 caps for his country and is widely considered as perhaps the greatest player ever to grace a football pitch. Leo Messi began his career in the sport in 1995 …

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Gareth ThomasLionel Messi’s 10-year Barcelona anniversary commemorated

Ireland hero John O’Shea signs new Sunderland deal

Republic of Ireland earned a fantastic 1-1 draw with Germany during the international break and their goalscoring hero John O’Shea has signed a new contract with Sunderland till 2017. The former Manchester United defender was confirmed on Twitter as being given the new two-year-deal. John O’Shea is the Sunderland captain and the 33-year-old has played 97 Premier League games for …

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Gareth ThomasIreland hero John O’Shea signs new Sunderland deal

Man United update – Cleverley may to return to Old Trafford

Aston Villa loanee Tom Cleverley could be willing to return to Old Trafford at the end of the season and fight for his place in Louis Van Gaal’s squad. Manchester Evening News carry quotes from Brian McClair, Manchester United’s academy director, who says his career in the North-West is not over. Tom Cleverley is 25-years-old and joined Manchester United in 2000 …

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Gareth ThomasMan United update – Cleverley may to return to Old Trafford

Chelsea update – Khedira set for Blues transfer? Arsenal to miss out?

Chelsea are set to beat rivals Arsenal to the signing of Sami Khedira according to the London Evening Standard. Jose Mourinho is ready to snatch Arsene Wenger’s prime target on a pre-contract for a summer switch. The 27-year-old defensive midfielder’s contract is set to expire with Spanish giants Real Madrid at the end of the season and with Carlo Ancelotti …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea update – Khedira set for Blues transfer? Arsenal to miss out?

Manchester United Update – “United can win title” – Rafael

Manchester United full-back, Rafael has insisted that the Red Devils can still lift the trophy this season. After a poor start to the season, Van Gaal’s side occupy fourth spot in the Premier League, 8 points adrift of leaders, Chelsea. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Rafael said, “In my opinion, something changed. We have new players in the squad. Manchester United …

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Oliver BainesManchester United Update – “United can win title” – Rafael

Liverpool Update – “Gerrard is probably the best captain in the game itself” – Henderson

Newly elected vice-captian, Jordon Henderson has heaped praise on team-mate Steven Gerrard who celebrates his 11th anniversary of being named the Liverpool captain. Gerrard took to Instgram to post this message – “11 years ago today I became the captain of my boyhood team, one of the proudest days of my career.” Meanwhile, Henderson, 24, has commented on Gerrard’s captaincy …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool Update – “Gerrard is probably the best captain in the game itself” – Henderson

Former Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal defender, William Gallas retires

Former Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal defender, William Gallas has finally called time on his playing days and hung up his boots after a stand out career. The 37-year-old won 2 Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2005 and 2006. The French defender moved to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2001 from Marseille and enjoyed a successful spell at Stamford …

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Oliver BainesFormer Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal defender, William Gallas retires