Manchester United update – De Gea wanted to leave United! Plus, McNair out for weeks.

Manchester United shot stopper, David De Gea has openly admitted to BBC Sport that he contemplated quitting United. The Spaniard endured a torrid time after his £18m move from Atletico Madird in 2011 and has been on the end of some heavy criticism from fans. Asked whether he thought about leaving, the 23-year-old replied, “Sometimes.”It’s difficult when you get a lot of …

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Oliver BainesManchester United update – De Gea wanted to leave United! Plus, McNair out for weeks.

Chelsea update – former manager Di Matteo joins which club?

Former Chelsea player and boss, Roberto Di Matteo has been handed the managerial position at German club, Schalke. It is the Italians first job as a manager since departing his former club back in November 2012. Di Matteo succeeds, Jens Keller as the manager after what proved to be a very inconsistent start from the German outfit. Currently lying in …

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Oliver BainesChelsea update – former manager Di Matteo joins which club?

Manchester City update – Reus enquiry made? Plus, is Toure off in January?

According to reports today, Manchester City have launched an official enquiry for German and Dortmund play-maker, Marco Reus. The Express have suggested that City have enquired as to the availability of the midfielder but understands that Klopp may be reluctant to play ball. Reus is set to activate his new release clause of just £20m in the summer of 2015 if he …

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Oliver BainesManchester City update – Reus enquiry made? Plus, is Toure off in January?

Brain injury charity criticise Chelsea over Courtois

Chelsea have today been criticised by brain injury charity Headway for their handling of goalkeeper’s Thibaut Courtois head injury on the weekend. BBC Sport contain the quote from charity chief executive Peter McCabe who said it was “hard to understand how a concussion was not suspected”. 22-year-old Belgian international Thibaut Courtois clashed with Alexis Sanchez who was running at full pelt …

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Gareth ThomasBrain injury charity criticise Chelsea over Courtois

Lampard ready to extend Manchester City loan

Frank Lampard stunned the Premier League in the summer when the Chelsea legend joined Manchester City on a loan spell. Now after much speculation, The Independent report that Super Frank could be ready to extend his stay in the North-West Frank Lampard began his career at West Ham United and made 148 Premier League appearances for the club between 1995-2001. …

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Gareth ThomasLampard ready to extend Manchester City loan

Liverpool’s Rodgers’ strong words for Balotelli

Liverpool have not had it easy since the start of the new campaign and after 7 Premier League games the Anfield club sit in 9th place in the table with only 10 points. The Daily Mirror understand manager Brendan Rodgers has now told new boy Mario Balotelli he must sort his ego out or leave Liverpool. Liverpool did manage a …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool’s Rodgers’ strong words for Balotelli

Liverpool chase 19-year-old Lazio striker

Liverpool have had a tough start to the Premier League season and despite spending heavily in the summer, they are being linked with more transfer activity in January. The Daily Mirror believe Lazio’s Keita Baldé Diao is the man who could make a move to Anfield. Diao is 19-years-old and the Spanish born forward is reportedly tempted with a move …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool chase 19-year-old Lazio striker

Yaya Toure again linked with Manchester City exit

Manchester City’s talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure is once again being linked with a move away from the club. The Daily Mail believe the Citizens are lining up Juventus’ Frenchman Paul Pogba as a replacement instead. Toure signed for Manchester City in July 2010 from Barcelona for a fee of £24m. The number 42 has taken the Premier League by storm …

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Gareth ThomasYaya Toure again linked with Manchester City exit

Slade expected to be announced as new Cardiff City manager

Cardiff City are expected to announce their new manager today and it will be that man, Russell Slade. There had been controversy surrounding the appointment whilst Slade was still at former club Leyton Orient, however, since departing the O’s, Slade has been allowed to speak to the Welsh club. Since those talks have taken place, Cardiff City owner, Vincent Tan …

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Oliver BainesSlade expected to be announced as new Cardiff City manager

Spurs ready to bid for exciting winger

World Cup starlet, Andy Najar looks to be stealing the headlines as Premier League side, Tottenham are said to be lining up a £4m bid for the Anderlecht winger according to the Daily Star. After raving reviews in Belgium, Najar has been put in the limelight and it appears Pochettino and Spurs are looking closely on the development of the Honduras …

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Sterling set to sign £100k a week contract with Liverpool?

Stand-out performer, Raheem Sterling has been lauding the praise from plaudits of late as he looks to carry the men in Red. However, with doubt over his future at Anfield, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to quash any rumours by offering Sterling a new lucrative £100k-a-week contract. The Mirror is reporting that a new deal could be agreed in the …

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Oliver BainesSterling set to sign £100k a week contract with Liverpool?

Stones out for England, Chambers comes in

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has been called up to the senior side from the U21’s after Everton defender, John Stones suffered an ankle injury in the Toffee’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday. Chambers had been selected for the U21 squad, but Hodgson’s arm has been twisted with the news of Stones’ injury and has had no choice but …

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Oliver BainesStones out for England, Chambers comes in

Non-League Cheadle Town thrashed 22-0 by Russia U19’s

Non-League side, Cheadle Town were on the end of a thumping by a relentless Russia U19. As the full-time whistle blew, many were left still counting the score but after verification from the referee the game ended 22-0 according to their Twitter account. FT: Cheadle Town 0-22 Russia U19 — Cheadle Town FC (@CheadleTownFC) October 5, 2014 The club account …

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Oliver BainesNon-League Cheadle Town thrashed 22-0 by Russia U19’s

Breaking: Sturridge signs new Liverpool deal!

Liverpool fans will be delighted to hear the news that their star man Daniel Sturridge has signed a new contract at the Anfield club. Liverpool tweeted to confirm the deal, the length of which only given as “long term”. #LFC are delighted to confirm that Daniel Sturridge has committed his long-term future to the club #SturridgeLFC pic.twitter.com/SmyOMpbgHX — Liverpool FC (@LFC) …

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Gareth ThomasBreaking: Sturridge signs new Liverpool deal!

Raheem Sterling stalls on new Liverpool contract

Liverpool fans are perhaps beginning to fear as the Daily Star report that talisman Raheem Sterling is stalling over a new contract. This is apparently because Spanish giants Real Madrid are on the hunt of the youngster. 19-year-old Raheem Sterling is currently on £30,000-per-week at Anfield with two years left on his current contract but despite the club offering him …

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Gareth ThomasRaheem Sterling stalls on new Liverpool contract

Kaka makes his return to the Brazil national squad

32-year-old midfielder Ricardo Kaka has returned to the Brazil national squad after missing a number of cuts, including the 2014 World Cup. ESPN have reported that new manager Dunga has been impressed with Kaka’s form on loan at São Paulo. The last time Kaka represented his country was March 2013 and was understandably dismayed to miss the Brazilian hosted World Cup …

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Gareth ThomasKaka makes his return to the Brazil national squad

Lukas Podolski hints at Arsenal exit

Experienced Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has hinted that if he doesn’t play for the Gunners regularly, he will move on. The London Evening Standard reveal that the German international won’t settle for a place on the bench. The 118 time capped international footballer has struggled to get consistent game-time at the Emirates Stadium and hence has said: “If I don’t have …

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Gareth ThomasLukas Podolski hints at Arsenal exit

Falcao’s permanent Man United switch agreed?

Manchester United stunned most of Europe by securing the loan services of Radamel Falcao at the end of the summer transfer window. Now the Daily Mail believe that the permanent deal for next summer has already been agreed. The paper confirms that the Red Devils paid £6m to AS Monaco to take Falcao on loan and also that the fee …

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Gareth ThomasFalcao’s permanent Man United switch agreed?

Dirk Kuyt retires from International duty

Today marked the end of an era for Dirk Kuyt. The former Liverpool striker has hung up his international boots and declared himself unavailable for the Netherlands. Kuyt was part of Louis Van Gaal’s Dutch side that came 3rd in the 2014 Brazil World Cup. The 34-year-old played 104 times for his country and bagged a total of 24 goals …

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Oliver BainesDirk Kuyt retires from International duty

Barcelona’s Dani Alves set to move to the Premier League?

Barcelona full back, Dani Alves looks set to leave the Spanish outfit and make an illustrious move to the Premier League according to the Daily Mail. The Brazilian defender was giving an interview to a programme in Brazil and was quoted to say, “This will be my last season at Barcelona. Next year I will move to England. I want to …

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Oliver BainesBarcelona’s Dani Alves set to move to the Premier League?