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Forget Man City. Why Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend

What Would David Bowie Do’s Simon Poulter on why Frank Lampard’s City switch might be painful for Chelsea fans, but the player will always be a Chelsea legend. It seems trivial, in this week in which we commemorate the outbreak of World War I, that football rivalries should even be an issue. And they’re not. That is partly because the …

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AshleyForget Man City. Why Frank Lampard will always be a Chelsea legend
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Eeek – Chelsea fans react to Man City’s controversial Lampard deal

In a move that surprised pretty much everyone Frank Lampard turned his back on Chelsea and moved to New York City FC this year as a free agent. And then in an even bigger twist Man City announced that the England player would be joining them on loan. And all because New York City FC is owned by, you guessed it, …

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Harry FinegoldEeek – Chelsea fans react to Man City’s controversial Lampard deal
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Vieira back at Arsenal – is this a big clue?

Like a lot of Arsenal fans it still grates me that the player who more than any other symbolised the Invincibles era is now embedded in the management team at Man City. But might Patrick Vieira’s sojourn at City be just a temporary one. There’s an interesting story in the Evening Standard today which explains how the ex Gunner is …

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AshleyVieira back at Arsenal – is this a big clue?
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Mats Hummels update – Arsenal or Man United?

The battle to sign Borussia Dortmund’s highly rated central defender Mats Hummels appears to be heating up with Arsenal set to rival Manchester United for the World Cup winner. United have apparently already have offered £16 million for the player, which Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off, and there’s no word yet on increased bid Meanwhile Arsenal are rumoured to mulling …

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Harry FinegoldMats Hummels update – Arsenal or Man United?

Arsenal update: Carvalho edges closer and an unlikely exit

After links to Kherida, Beneder and Schneiderlin it now seems that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made his mind up about a defensive midfielder. After an iffy display against Monaco, where once again it was clear that Larsen needed a tougher, more defensive-minded midfield Wenger appears to be close to signing William Carvalho. Apparently the Portuguese newspaper Ojogo is reporting …

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AshleyArsenal update: Carvalho edges closer and an unlikely exit

Lampard to join Manchester City?

Is Frank Lampard about to make a shocking move to Manchester City? The former Chelsea star left Stamford Bridge this summer and joined new MLS side New York City which are run by the owners of Manchester City. According to Sky Sports rumours have circulated that Lampard is about to move to City on a short term deal. More to follow as …

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Oliver BainesLampard to join Manchester City?

Southampton record signing also set for Italian exit

Former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino paid over €15m last summer for striker Pablo Dani Osvaldo to secure his services from Roma, FourFourTwo report he is now set for Inter Milan. Dani Osvaldo scored 27 Serie A goals in 55 games for Roma which meant the fee commanded was high and along with that came high hopes for the Italian striker. …

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Gareth ThomasSouthampton record signing also set for Italian exit

QPR turn attention to former West Brom midfielder

Harry Redknapp just loves the transfer window, it’s where he gets his most excited and according to the Daily Mail he wants 6 more signings! The first on his list is a man who played 31 times in the Premier League for West Brom last season, Morgan Amalfitano. The 29 year old midfielder signed for French club Marseille in 2011 …

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Bojan – A flop or ready to set the Premier League alight?

There is probably no better upbringing for a player than being in La Masia, the Barcelona academy. Bojan Krkić is a product of that special place and in fact is the highest all-time goalscorer in the youth system with over 400 goals! However, at 23 the early potential that likened him to Lionel Messi appears to have run dry… Can …

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Gareth ThomasBojan – A flop or ready to set the Premier League alight?

AC Milan still hunting Arsenal youngster

AC Milan will have scouts in London this weekend to watch Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell in the Emirates Cup according to the Daily Express. Joel Campbell signed for Arsenal in August 2011 but when he failed to gain a work permit was sent out on loan to Lorient of France and Real Betis of Spain where he made 53 league …

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Gareth ThomasAC Milan still hunting Arsenal youngster

Manchester City waiting on James Milner’s future

James Milner has got Manchester City waiting for him to decide about his future over the renewal of his contract. The Independent report the 28 year old wants guarantees of first team football before he signs his name on the dotted line. Milner joined Man City from Aston Villa in August 2010 for a fee of £28.5m and has since …

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Gareth ThomasManchester City waiting on James Milner’s future

Hummels transfer to Manchester United getting closer

Earlier today we reported how Manchester United had agreed a fee with Juventus for Arturo Vidal. Louis Van Gaal though is not stopping there as The Daily Mirror suggest Mats Hummels could soon be following him to Old Trafford. Hummels, the German international who plays for Borussia Dortmund, has been linked to Man United all summer and it is thought that …

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Arturo Vidal passes Manchester United medical

Reports from Italy this morning have suggested that long term target, Arturo Vidal has passed a medical at Manchester United this morning, according to The Daily Star. The Juventus star has been labelled as a superstar and a host of European clubs have been frantically trying to bring in the Chilean, however, it now appears that United are closing in on …

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Oliver BainesArturo Vidal passes Manchester United medical

Crystal Palace on the verge of signing former Fulham defender

Former Fulham captain and defender, Brede Hangeland is on the verge of joining Premier League side Crystal Palace according to reports from The Daily Mail. The towering defender was released by relegated Fulham last season in over an email – not to the delight of the Norwegian. Hangeland now looks ready to make a comeback to the Premier League will Hull …

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Oliver BainesCrystal Palace on the verge of signing former Fulham defender

Eto’o set to join West Ham

Is former Barcelona and Chelsea striker, Samuel Eto’o about to become a Hammer? The Cameroon striker and captain has been released by the Blues after completing one season at Stamford Bridge. Formerly linked with a move to Everton, Eto’o now looks set to be joining West Ham. The free agent according to Vital Football is move closer to a move to West …

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Norwich City transfer record signing could be off to France

Norwich City paid in excess of £8m for Dutch striker, Ricky Van Wolfsinkel, a gamble taken by former City manager Chris Hughton but one that hasn’t paid dividends. With just the solitary goal to his name in the Yellow and Green, “The Wolf” looks set to be exiting Carrow Road this summer. Norwich’s poor goalscoring form last season has encouraged …

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Oliver BainesNorwich City transfer record signing could be off to France

Will Manchester United play-maker join Atletico Madrid along with Hernandez?

We reported yesterday that Javier Hernandez may be on his way out of Old Trafford as a move to Atletico Madrid appears to be on the cards; today’s latest reports suggest that Manchester United play-maker, Shinji Kagawa could join his team mate to La Liga. Louis Van Gaal has already insisted that he has “too many number 10′s” – the role …

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Oliver BainesWill Manchester United play-maker join Atletico Madrid along with Hernandez?

West Ham complete Jenkinson loan deal

West Ham last night completed the deal to sign Arsenal right back, Carl Jenkinson on loan for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old has been left on the fringes of the first team after the Gunners signed full-back duo Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers this summer. The out of favour Jenkinson still has a lot of promise and has …

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Oliver BainesWest Ham complete Jenkinson loan deal

Liverpool still after defender Alberto Moreno

Rumours have existed all summer that Brendan Rodgers is chasing Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and now Ryan Bertrand (an alternative target) has joined Southampton, it is though Liverpool will turn back to the Spaniard. The Daily Mail believe Liverpool are willing to offer £14m but a potential stumbling block is the the £20m valuation by Sevilla. Liverpool have loaned Iago Aspas …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool still after defender Alberto Moreno

Romelu Lukaku – Is £28m good business for Chelsea or a foolish sale?

Everton completed a club record deal for Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku for £28m. At 21 and with goals aplenty Toffees’ fans are delighted with the deal but is this a good piece of business for Chelsea or is it a foolish error to let their man go? Lukaku spent last season on loan at Goodison Park where he …

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Gareth ThomasRomelu Lukaku – Is £28m good business for Chelsea or a foolish sale?