Napoli on the verge of deal for Swansea’s Michu

It has emerged that Swansea City are in negotiations with Italian club Napoli over the future of their Spaniard Michu. BBC Sport say the questions remains as to whether the deal will be a loan move or a permanent transfer. Michu signed for the Swans in 2012 under then manager Michael Laudrup for £2.2m from Rayo Vallecano. He was employed further …

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Gareth ThomasNapoli on the verge of deal for Swansea’s Michu

Spurs set to hijack Liverpool’s Origi move

Liverpool looked set to complete the move for Lille’s Divock Origi but ESPN are reporting Tottenham will try a late bid to steal the player. Origi became Belgium’s youngest ever World Cup goal scorer this summer when he scored an 88th minute winner v Russia in their Group H clash. After a strong tournament showing, interest surrounding his future grew …

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Gareth ThomasSpurs set to hijack Liverpool’s Origi move
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5 World Cup drubbings to make Brazil feel better!

Last night history was made as World Cup hosts Brazil were roundly thumped 7-1 by Germany. This was Brazil’s biggest ever tournament loss, matching their worst ever margin of defeat (6-0 v Uruguay in 1920) and ending a run of  6 straight semi-final victories. However, Brazil can take solace in the fact that they aren’t the only side to be …

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Gareth Thomas5 World Cup drubbings to make Brazil feel better!

Manchester United in “advanced talks” with £75m World Cup duo

The Metro has suggested that Manchester United are ready to blow away their Premier League competitors with a £75m raid for this World Cup duo. Louis Van Gaal is not waiting around despite being occupied with the Netherlands at the World Cup. His United side are ready to make a £45m bid for Argentina and Real Madrid winger, Angel Di Maria …

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Oliver BainesManchester United in “advanced talks” with £75m World Cup duo

Tottenham ready to chase Draxler

The Metro have today reported that Tottenham are ready to chase Germany and Schalke attacking midfielder, Julian Draxler. The German who was on the radar at Arsenal for most of last season never made the move to the Emirates as he wanted to continue to ply his trade in Germany. Now, new Spurs manager, Pochettino is ready to make a £17m …

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Lucas wants to leave – Liverpool yet to say yes

Reports from Italy have suggested that Liverpool and Brazilian midfielder Lucas wants to leave Liverpool on loan to join Italian side Napoli. However, whilst Lucas seems to have agreed a vocal negotiation with Napoli’s representatives, Liverpool are not keen on the move. Lucas, valued at £13m would not be allowed to leave for anything under that price. Reports have suggested that …

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Oliver BainesLucas wants to leave – Liverpool yet to say yes

Manchester United ready to sell Evra?

The Daily Mail have today reported that Manchester United left back Patrice Evra could be on his way out of Old Trafford after a bid from Italian champions, Juventus may lure away the Frenchman. Evra who has occupied the left back position for a number of seasons has been a consistent performer for United, however in recent seasons it seems Evra has …

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Oliver BainesManchester United ready to sell Evra?

Arsenal closer to bagging their striker – its not Sanchez!

Whilst Arsenal fans are in awe of the Alexis Sanchez deal, other discussions can take place without much attention. However, this deal may be another that excites the Gunners. Loic Remy is said to be nearing a deal with Arsenal according to The Metro and it appears the Frenchman is ready to discuss personal terms. The Metro have insisted that a fee …

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Oliver BainesArsenal closer to bagging their striker – its not Sanchez!

Barry joins Everton

Gareth Barry has officially become an Everton player after penning a 3-year-deal with the Toffees. Gareth Barry has become our first signing of the summer, agreeing a 3-year deal. #Barry #efc pic.twitter.com/OwX48HwRAX — Everton (@Everton) July 8, 2014 Barry was a key player in Martinez’s debut season in charge of Everton and provided stability and simplicity in their midfield. Gifted …

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Barcelona to sign Suarez (and five clubs he could play for during the ban)

It  seems that Barcelona’s pursuit of Luis Suarez, Liverpool’s 27 year-old star striker and Uruguay’s World Cup saviour, is reaching a climax. According to lots of sources, including the BBC,  the two clubs have met in London and are discussing a deal which could be completed in 48 hours. Liverpool have apparently been angling for a fee close to world record of £80m, …

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Brazil v Germany World Cup Semi-Final Preview

4 games left, who would’ve thought it’s at that point already?! This World Cup has flown by but without doubt has been the best World Cup in my living memory! Tonight hosts Brazil take on the Germans, a re-run of the 2002 final and incredibly only the second time they have met in over 206 World Cup matches between them! …

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Gareth ThomasBrazil v Germany World Cup Semi-Final Preview

World Cup star to leave Cardiff for Inter

Cardiff City’s World Cup hero Gary Medel looks set to swap the Championship for Italian giants Inter Milan. Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League following a poor campaign but with Gary Medel having an excellent World Cup for Chile, his boss Ole Gunnar Solsjær admits he is too good for the second tier. The nature of Gary Medel’s move …

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Yaya Toure to wave goodbye to Manchester City?

Yaya Toure played 35 times for Manchester City last season, he scored 20 goals and was a stand out performer in the Premier League. Man City won the league, they’re mega rich and they have a world renowned manager… They aren’t a selling club! However, recent weeks would suggest that their star asset, Ivorian Yaya Toure, is heading for the …

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Is Marco Reus the man for Liverpool?

Liverpool have a whole heap of cash to spend, disgraced Luis Suarez is set to complete his £75m CASH move to Barcelona this week meaning Liverpool will be looking for replacements. Having already signed Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert from Southampton, Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen and also finalising deals for Benfica’s Lazer Markovic and Lille’s Divock Origi you would …

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Gareth ThomasIs Marco Reus the man for Liverpool?

Lovren will cost Liverpool £25m

Southampton last week rejected Liverpool’s £20m bid for their defender Dejan Lovren but it is understood by the Daily Star that if they add another £5m to the price then he’s theirs. Lovren, 25 years old, is a Croatian international who has 28 caps including the 3 group games at this summer’s World Cup. He played 31 league games last …

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Gareth ThomasLovren will cost Liverpool £25m

West Ham move ahead in Konoplyanka race

West Ham United have made a £12m offer for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka according to Sky Sports. This would mark a coup for The Hammers as Konoplyanka is thought to be on the shopping list of Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. The Ukrainian is 24 years old and was subject to a deadline day bid from Liverpool in January …

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Gareth ThomasWest Ham move ahead in Konoplyanka race

Manchester City sign Caballero

BBC Sport have confirmed that Manchester City have signed former Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a 3-year-deal. Whilst the deal is termed as undisclosed, it is said the fee was around £6m. NEW SIGNING: We are delighted to announce the signing of @willy_caballero. Full story: http://t.co/RmBdMDC0dE #mcfc pic.twitter.com/8ZPnG3GA03 — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 8, 2014 The Argentinian has secured his …

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Oliver BainesManchester City sign Caballero

4 loan strikers who could be a good fit for Premier League newboys

When used correctly, the loan market can be a beneficial tool to use for any club. None more so than clubs who have come up to the Premier League and are looking for that young striker to make an instant impact. As well as their parent club looking to give them a chance in the best league in the world. …

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Oliver Baines4 loan strikers who could be a good fit for Premier League newboys

Chelsea find Cole replacement

ESPN have today suggested that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has found a suitable replacement for Ashley Cole who left the club to join Roma. Felipe Luis is that man to fill the big boots of departed Ashley Cole. The Brazilian was a surprisingly axed from the World Cup squad after his impressive league form for Atletico Madrid. After missing out on Luke …

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Fulham pay £11 million for McCormack? Has Football gone crazy?

The Sky Bet Championship have Tweeted this today – Fulham have agreed a £11million deal for Leeds striker Ross McCormack. #ffc #lufc — SkyBet Championship (@Transfer_News24) July 8, 2014 So it seems official. Leeds United striker and captain, Ross McCormack has left the club to join Fulham for a whopping fee of £11m. Former Leeds United winger, Darren Huckerby Tweeted …

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Oliver BainesFulham pay £11 million for McCormack? Has Football gone crazy?