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Asmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

Some really interesting gossip is coming out of The Potteries this morning. Firstly Stoke have apparently bid for Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland. Butland, who is also being tracked by Fulham among others, turned down a move to Chelsea yesterday because he wants to be a first choice keeper. Stoke obviously know this – so why are they bidding for …

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AshleyAsmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

So just how good is Wilfried Zaha? Here’s an interesting take on what he achieved at Palace

So just how good is Wilfried Zaha. Julius from one Gunner Gooner blog might be an Arsenal fan, but he has also seen a lot of Palace in the last few years. Here is his assessment of Zaha and his take on whether Arsene Wenger should have tried a little harder to sign him. I like to call Crystal Palace …

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AshleySo just how good is Wilfried Zaha? Here’s an interesting take on what he achieved at Palace

Wilfried Zaha about to undergo medical at Man United. Five and half year deal agreed.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s ongoing campaign to snap up the best young British talent continues with the news that Crystal Palace’s exceptional winger Wilfried Zaha is to join the club. The player is said to be on his way to Old Trafford to undergo a medical after agreeing a £15 million move and a five and half year contract. It sounds …

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AshleyWilfried Zaha about to undergo medical at Man United. Five and half year deal agreed.

Arsenal ‘never in’ for Wilfried Zaha. Man United hold further talks with the Palace winger

Man United’s chase of Wilfried Zaha seems finally to be reaching a conclusion with the BBC reporting that the two clubs are going to hold further talks today. The main issue appears to be whether Zaha will be loaned back to Palace for the rest of the season to help the side’s promotion campaign. Ben Smith of the BBC said …

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AshleyArsenal ‘never in’ for Wilfried Zaha. Man United hold further talks with the Palace winger

Man United boss Fergie meets Wilfried Zaha – £15 million deal imminent

It seems as if Sir Alex Ferguson might have shunned the odd glass of Merlot – or maybe something warmer – with AVB last night as he had other business to attend to. The Mirror is reporting that the United boss made a beeline for a London hotel to meet Crystal Palace’s highly rated tricky winger Wilfried Zaha. The Mirror …

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AshleyMan United boss Fergie meets Wilfried Zaha – £15 million deal imminent

Arsenal update: BBC says Walcott to sign today, Zaha favours move to Man United

Ok, so he still hasn’t actually ‘signed da ting’, but the BBC at least is confident that Theo Walcott is about to splash the ink on a new deal at Arsenal. It even suggests it could be done today. They say “Agreements have now been reached between Arsenal and their top scorer, who could put pen to paper on Friday …

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AshleyArsenal update: BBC says Walcott to sign today, Zaha favours move to Man United

Arsenal and Man United to start talks with Wilfried Zaha this week

The extended saga of the transfer of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace to a Premiership club seems finally to be heading for a conclusion. According to Goal, both Man United and Arsenal will have talks with the player (Sky Sports News is also running the story) and that ‘Zaha’s destination is “50-50″ between United and Arsenal, with the final decision …

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AshleyArsenal and Man United to start talks with Wilfried Zaha this week

Arsenal update: Wilfried Zaha talks and ‘favourites’ to land Loic Remy

After a couple of quiet days the Arsenal transfer rumour machine has been very active in the last few hours linking the club with several new signings. The Indie has a pair of stories claiming that Wenger has made a move for the talented Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, while it also suggests Arsenal are now favourite to scoop Marseilles’ …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wilfried Zaha talks and ‘favourites’ to land Loic Remy

Breaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend

Some bad news for United, Arsenal and, let’s not forget, Everton fans. French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that the Blue’s talismanic midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be a Chelsea player by the end of the week. The report, which has also made the BBC sports news , is that that the 25-year old will sign a five-year deal with the club, …

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AshleyBreaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend

Man United update: Is Wilfried Zaha a done deal? Danny Wellbeck on loan to Reading?

So have United done a deal to sign Crsytal Palace’s tricky winger Wilfried Zaha? The Telegraph seems to think so. The paper believes that other clubs have been frightened off bidding for the player because Fergie has already agreed to sign him The Telgraoph says The main issue is when, not if, it will happen with Crystal Palace hoping to …

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AshleyMan United update: Is Wilfried Zaha a done deal? Danny Wellbeck on loan to Reading?
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Pep Guardiola says he wants a job. But where will he be next season? Bayern? Chelsea?

Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his extended sabbatical in New York is going to come to an end soon and that he is looking for a new job. The 41 year old told the press conference ahead of today’s Ballon d’Or ceremony that he will be managing again. Guardiola said “Yes, I would like to come back [to …

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AshleyPep Guardiola says he wants a job. But where will he be next season? Bayern? Chelsea?

Pepe Reina on his way to Man United? David Dea Gea heading for the exit door?

Pepe Reina to Arsenal was a key story before the transfer window opened, but now it appears that the Liverpool FC Spanish keeper is interesting not just Arsene Wenger but Sir Alex Ferguson too. According to The Mirror Fergie is ready to sell David De Gea and buy a new goalkeeper this month with Liverpool’s Pepe Reina a target. Ferguson …

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AshleyPepe Reina on his way to Man United? David Dea Gea heading for the exit door?
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Would Frank Lampard leave Chelsea for another Premiership club? Everton? Man United? Arsenal?

So it appears that Frank Lampard is on his way out of Chelsea. The departure of the 34 year old midfielder, who has been at the club for 11 years, has a whiff of ravens leaving the Tower of London about it. But his exit from the Blues was pretty much confirmed at the weekend with the player expected to …

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AshleyWould Frank Lampard leave Chelsea for another Premiership club? Everton? Man United? Arsenal?
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Man United and Spurs battle to sign Wilfried Zaha

With Arsenal dropping out of the race (possibly because the deal with Theo Walcott is as good as done) Man United and Spurs have been battling it out for the signature of Crystal Palace’s highly promising winger Wilfried Zaha. Spurs were apparently first to contact the club about the winger, but Fergie, a huge fan of the player has been …

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AshleyMan United and Spurs battle to sign Wilfried Zaha

Theo Walcott to sign new Arsenal contract. Wenger ends interest in Zaha, says Talksport

Talksport has an exclusive, which if proved true, could be one of the hottest transfer stories in January. They believe that Arsene Wenger is about to make his first signing of the window – Theo Walcott. They say “Reports have emerged from the Emirates that the former Southampton winger is ready to agree a new deal, having had various requirements …

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AshleyTheo Walcott to sign new Arsenal contract. Wenger ends interest in Zaha, says Talksport
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Mancini tells BBC that Robin Van Persie could cost City the title

A few weeks ago we ran a story about how had Arsenal kept Robin Van Persie for another season and his goal rate stayed the same they would be top of the Premiership and Man United would have been mid-table stragglers. Now someone else is declaring that the Dutchman is the difference between the sides competing for the title. Roberto …

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AshleyMancini tells BBC that Robin Van Persie could cost City the title
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Is Ronaldo really coming back to Man United? Can they afford him?

The phoney war ends tomorrow and the 2013 transfer window finally opens. One story that is likely to rumble on throughout January though probably won’t reach any conclusion, revolves around the future of one Cristiano Ronaldo. According to The Sun the Portuguese striker has been making noises recently that he is unhappy with his lot at Real Madrid. He has …

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AshleyIs Ronaldo really coming back to Man United? Can they afford him?
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Nani to Arsenal – apparently it is back on, but what about Zaha?

If you thought that the Nani to Arsenal rumour was just the figment of an over active sports writer’s brain you might be forced to think again. The Mirror is today reporting that the United winger might be on his way to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his squad. Wenger has a bit of a dilemma about who …

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AshleyNani to Arsenal – apparently it is back on, but what about Zaha?

Hot stuff: United’s win against Newcastle pics, 10 worst ever toys, ungrateful kids on Twitter

Top stories from Brandish and our pals The ten worst ever toys Great shots of bonkers Christmas day sea swimmers This year’s most ungrateful kids, courtesy of Twitter 10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from the unsackability of Arsene Wenger to The Olympics The five best kids TV programmes ever (for adults). Press Gang, Phineas and …

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AshleyHot stuff: United’s win against Newcastle pics, 10 worst ever toys, ungrateful kids on Twitter
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Robert Lewandowski on his way to Man United says German paper – but who is leaving?

A pretty reliable source – German newspaper Bild – has claimed that Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski will join Manchester United this summer. Polish striker Lewandowski had an impressive Euro 212 and has scored fourteen goals for Dortmund so far this season. Sir Alex Ferguson also sees a major advantage in linking Lewandowski with his former Dortmund colleague Shinji Kagawa. …

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AshleyRobert Lewandowski on his way to Man United says German paper – but who is leaving?