New West Ham player critical of Stewart Downing

The problem with social media is that it leads you to say things you perhaps wouldn’t face to face. It appears The Sport Bible have uncovered a tweet from new West Ham signing Diego Poyet (son of football manager Gus) slating team mate Stewart Downing. The 19 year old joined this summer from Charlton Athletic after West Ham agreed a compensation fee …

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Gareth ThomasNew West Ham player critical of Stewart Downing

Five things we learnt about Real Madrid last night

  Last night we witnessed Real Madrid’s impressive 2-0 UEFA Super Cup victory over Sevilla thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double in either half. With Real Madrid showing off their new signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez there was plenty to admire from the stands. So here is 5 things I learned about Los Blancos being at the game in …

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Gareth ThomasFive things we learnt about Real Madrid last night

Cardiff set to sign Norwich City star

Cardiff City are set to sign Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington for an undisclosed fee according to reports from BBC Sport on Twitter. BREAKING NEWS: @CardiffCityFC are to sign midfielder Anthony @Pilkington_11 from @NorwichCityFC for an undisclosed fee — BBC Wales Sport (@BBCWalesSport) August 13, 2014 BBC Sport Tweeted this moments ago and it appears that the Norwich City winger …

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Oliver BainesCardiff set to sign Norwich City star

Arsenal want this Premier League anchor man

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to complete his second raid of Newcastle United this summer after reportedly agreeing an £8m fee for Cheick Tiote. The Ivory Coast international has been on the wish list of Arsenal for some time now and it appears Arsenal are edging closer to capturing their man. Tiote who plays at the heart of the …

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Oliver BainesArsenal want this Premier League anchor man

Spurs ready to off-load 11 players

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that he is ready to pull off a mass exodus with his squad to ensure all drift wood is exiled. Eleven players, that’s the number being floated about regarding how many players could be exiting White Hart Lane and England duo, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend are a part of the list. The Telegraph have …

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Oliver BainesSpurs ready to off-load 11 players

Leicester keen on Cambiasso deal

Sky Sports have linked Premier League new boys Leicester City with Argentina legend, Esteban Cambiasso. The former Inter Milan midfielder is now a free agent and is seeking a new club. Cambiasso has ended his 10-year stint at Inter and is now preparing for life at a new club. Leicester have been touted as a club to be interested in the …

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Oliver BainesLeicester keen on Cambiasso deal

Manchester United ready to launch £80m raid

Manchester United are ready to splash out £80m on a trio if signings to help boost their chances of Champions League football this season. Reports from the Daily Mail have suggested that Louis Van Gaal is looking to bring in out of favour Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Daley Blind and want-away Marcus Rojo. Di Maria who has been ousted since …

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Oliver BainesManchester United ready to launch £80m raid

Manchester United announce new captain

Louis Van Gaal is stamping his authority down at United and has made his decision who who should be the new Manchester United captain. England striker, Wayne Rooney has been granted the honourable responsibility – “It is a huge honour and a role I will perform with great pride,” said Rooney. “I am very grateful to the manager for the …

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Oliver BainesManchester United announce new captain

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, Goal.com 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 Brandish.tv, 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) pic.twitter.com/zFTrszeytP — 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