Liverpool step up bid to sign Gonzalo Higuain

Liverpool have been repeatedly linked with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain for a number of months now. The transfer didn’t materialise in the summer but as the club currently struggle for goals, CaughtOffside.com believe a deal could be on the cards. With pressure beginning to mount of Brendan Rodgers, who appears to have failed to replace talisman Luis Suarez since his …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool step up bid to sign Gonzalo Higuain

Hodgson announces England squad

Roy Hodgson has revealed his England team to play Estonia and San Marino in the Three Lions Euro 2016 Qualifiers for October. There are a few surprises for England as Jonjo Shelvey gets a call-up to the senior squad after impressing for Swansea City so far this season. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton is also brought into the fold after …

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Oliver BainesHodgson announces England squad

Is Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

Is Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers under pressure after a mixed start to the season with the Reds? Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel last night in the Champions League, leaving them 3rd in the group sitting on 3 points, with Real Madrid to play twice in a row. Rodgers’ side have struggled once again defensively …

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Oliver BainesIs Brendan Rodgers under pressure at Liverpool?

England U21 squad announced

Gareth Southgate announced his U21 side that will play in their play-off match against Croatia with the first leg on Friday 10th October. His unbeaten side who topped the group will be looking to qualify for the finals with a victory of the Croats over 2-legs. Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United). Defenders: Calum …

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Oliver BainesEngland U21 squad announced

Zola favourite for Fulham job

Former Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola has emerged as the front-runner to become the next manager of Fulham according to Sky Sports News. According to the betting odds, Zola went from 18/1 to 6/4 since Tuesday afternoon and is now said to be in pole position for the job at Craven Cottage. Club owner, Sahid Khan has pulled together a panel of …

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Oliver BainesZola favourite for Fulham job

Tiote hints at potential Arsenal move

Newcastle United midfielder, Cheik Tiote has hinted that he may be open to a move to Arsenal should they come calling again. Tiote has been constantly linked with the Gunners and in the summer, speculation heightened between player and club, yet a deal did not go through. Tiote is said to be unhappy with the current affairs at Newcastle, with …

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Oliver BainesTiote hints at potential Arsenal move

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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Oliver BainesArsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

Last night saw some fascinating action in the Champions League as Barcelona lost 3-2 away to PSG in a superb game in France, Chelsea defeated Portuguese side Sporting CP 1-0 away, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Roma and Bayern Munich were victorious in Russia against CSKA Moscow. Tonight sees a second night of ties …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

Hull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

Controversial Hull City owner Assem Allam has begun his appeal against the FA’s rejection of the club’s name change. Allam had his offer of adding ‘Tigers’ to the club’s official name instead of ‘City’ rejected by the FA and is now willing to sell the team. Hull Daily Mail have confirmed the appeal is underway by stating: “The Football Association has …

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Gareth ThomasHull Tigers? The appeal against the FA begins!

Moyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

David Moyes has become the favourite to replace Alan Pardew should the Englishman receive the sack from current club Newcastle United. The Daily Star believe this is the case with the former Everton and Manchester United boss out of work. We reported how Alan Pardew had been given a ‘stay of execution’ at Newcastle by owner Mike Ashley, despite a terrible run …

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Gareth ThomasMoyes the favourite to replace teetering Pardew

Liverpool close in on hot prospect Dele Alli

Liverpool are thought to be close to completing a deal to bring MK Dons wonder-kid Dele Alli to Anfield. CaughtOffside.com understand that the 18-year-old will cost the Reds about £8m. The boyhood Liverpool fans has been growing in renown of late and is believed to have been scouted by a number of Premier League clubs and even German giants Bayern Munich. …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool close in on hot prospect Dele Alli

Sami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

Speculation was rife throughout the summer that Real Madrid’s German midfielder, Sami Khedira, could be on his way to the Premier League. The Daily Star report that Liverpool or Arsenal could both take him on a free in the summer of 2015 instead. Sami Khedira is in the last year of his contract with the Spanish giants and Carlo Ancelotti has …

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Gareth ThomasSami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

Champions League goal of the night – Barcelona

Last nights Champions League games saw some well worked goals, however, none more so than this sensational pass and move passage of play by Barcelona which resulted in a goal by none other than Lionel Messi. Barcelona, despite losing 3-2 to PSG still played some majestic football in their Champions League Group Stage match and this Messi goal typifies what …

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Oliver BainesChampions League goal of the night – Barcelona
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From League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

“It’s a dream come true” – the words of £25m midfielder, Adam Lallana on playing in the Champions League. Lallana moved to Liverpool this summer, after moving away from boy-hood club Southampton. A team where Lallana played his way up through the ranks of youth football before making his bow in the first team. Lallana experienced promotion and relegation at …

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Oliver BainesFrom League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

WATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

In a bizarre moment in yesterday’s Champions League match between Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea; on loan winger Nani blitzes down the wing on a Sporting counter attack before back-heeling the ball into the path of what he thought was a team-mate. Turns out it was the ref… See the video here… Sporting lost the game 1-0, thanks to a 34th …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

Manchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

Manchester United are ready to launch an audacious £51m bid for Juventus duo, Arturo Vidal and Angelo Ogbonna, according to the Metro. United fans may only have to wait until January to see more big name players entering the “Theatre of Dreams” as Van Gaal adds Vidal and Ogbonna to his ever growing list of transfer targets. Van Gaal is apparently …

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Oliver BainesManchester United ready to launch double Juventus bid

Sturridge not to feature for England this month

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has quickly resolved the question as to whether Sturridge will feature for his country this month; the answer, no. Sturridge picked up his thigh injury whilst on international duty with the England team at the start of September and has been sidelined ever since. Speaking to BBC Sport, Rodgers said, “If we’re talking about players being picked …

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Oliver BainesSturridge not to feature for England this month

Newcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

Newcastle United fans will have mixed feelings at the news that disliked manager Alan Pardew will not be sacked yet. BBC Sport report that despite poor form and fans protests, his job is not yet coming to an end. Alan Pardew is currently working under his bumper 8-year contract at Newcastle and this perhaps could be why his sacking has …

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Gareth ThomasNewcastle’s Alan Pardew set for stay of execution

Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

Fellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?

When Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton last summer for a fee of £27.5m, many saw this as paying over the odds. Now CaughtOffside.com believe the Goodison Park favourite could be set for a return to Merseyside in a swap deal for Seamus Coleman. It is understood that Everton would be willing to accept a cash plus Fellaini deal for their …

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Gareth ThomasFellaini set for Everton return in Coleman swap deal?