Liverpool – “It is hard” for Mignolet says Howard of Everton

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made the big decision to drop goalkeeper Simon Mignolet last weekend for Liverpool’s major Premier League clash with Manchester United. Brad Jones was chosen instead but could not prevent the 3-0 thumping by long time rivals United, Jones though improving in the 3-1 midweek victory over Bournemouth. Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool in June 2013 for £9m. …

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West Ham – Sakho in Hammers contract dispute?

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West Ham United fans must be living in dream world as we head into the festive football period. The Hammers lie in 4th place in the Premier League table with 28 points from 16 games in 2014/15. However striker Diafra Sakho is already asking for a new contract. Diafra Sakho is 24-years-old and only just signed a 4-year-contract with West …

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Liverpool – Fabian Delph on Reds shopping list?

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Steven Gerrard is perhaps the greatest player ever to pull on a Liverpool jersey. The dedicated and loyal Reds captain though is getting on a bit meaning the club must look for a longer term replacement. The Daily Mirror think Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph could be the perfect man. 25-year-old Fabian Delph began in the Bradford City youth academy before …

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Manchester United – Otamendi or Hummels?

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Manchester United are openly in pursuit of a new centre-back, Louis Van Gaal’s boys being in trouble at the back due to injures and suspensions this campaign. A long running target has been Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels but according to the Daily Express, Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi is another aim in January. Nicolas Otamendi is 26-years-old and the 18 capped Argentinean …

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Liverpool – Karim Benzema targeted again!

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Liverpool and Karim Benzema can’t seem to shake the link from each other. Over the summer, the Reds were consistently linked with Benzema until he signed a new contract with Real Madrid but the Daily Express understand Liverpool may now bid in January. 27-year-old Karim Benzema began his youth career in his native France with the Lyon academy. He graduated …

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Chelsea – Eden Hazard on the verge of a new deal

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Chelsea fans will be delighted to hear the news that their midfield talisman Eden Hazard is on the verge of signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge. According to the Daily Telegraph, the new deal will make him Chelsea’s highest paid footballer. Eden Hazard is 23-years-old and can play on the wing or central in an attacking midfield role. He …

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Capital One Cup Semi-Final ties decided!

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Liverpool, Chelsea, Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur are the four clubs who will be making up the Capital One Cup Semi-Finals when they take place in January. The two legged fixtures could see League One club Sheffield United reach a major Wembley final against either Liverpool or Chelsea. On Tuesday evening, Derby hosted Chelsea as the Championship high flyers took …

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Liverpool – Rafa Benitez has been offered Reds job?

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Liverpool’s season has not exactly gone to plan following the successes of 2013/14. The aim was to push on after a 2nd place in the Premier League and make an impact in the Champions League, they sit in 11th in the Premier League whilst being dumped out of the later in the group stages. Talk has intensified that Brendan Rodgers’ …

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QPR – Taarabt drama finally coming to an end?

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QPR’s long running issues with midfielder Adel Taarabt could be coming to an end in January. That is according to TalkSport who think Serie A club Atalanta want Taarabt. 25-year-old Adel Taarabt spectacularly fell out with manager Harry Redknapp who accused him of being a few stone overweight. Taarabt then went to a national newspaper taking his top off to …

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Tottenham Hotspur – Jackson Martinez a major target

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Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be desperate to take Europe wide target Jackson Martinez in January and are willing to sell Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to make it happen. The Daily Express believe they will be forced to pay around £40m for Martinez’s services. Jackson Martinez is a Colombian born striker who began his career with Independiente Medellin in …

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Manchester United – Januzaj wanted by Moyes!

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Manchester United will have some decisions to make when their former manager David Moyes come swooping for the young midfielder he discovered Adnan Januzaj. Januzaj was the greatest thing David Moyes did for Red Devils during his short spell at Old Trafford, allowing the 19-year-old to break into the first team. According to the Daily Star, Moyes is set to …

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Man City & Man United – Rakitic hunted in January

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Manchester United and Manchester City are major rivals on the pitch but according to the Daily Express they are set to do battle again over Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic. 26-year-old Ivan Rakitic began his career with FC Basel and impressed so earned a move to Bundesliga club Schalke 04. At Schalke he appeared in 97 league matches before joining La Liga …

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Liverpool – Sturridge heads to Boston for rehab

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Liverpool’s season has been one of turmoil for the Anfield faithful who has seen their club significantly fail to build of the successes of 2013/14. Now though they have been handed a boost as BBC Sport report Daniel Sturridge is heading to Boston for final rehab on his injury. The England international will spend Christmas across the pond in a …

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Crystal Palace targeting Ashley Cole?

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When Chelsea let Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard leave the club in the summer, I would assume fans thought neither would come back to haunt them. However Lampard came back to bite with a late equaliser for Manchester City and now it seems Ashley Cole will return to the Premier League. Left-back Ashley Cole joined Chelsea in July 2006 from …

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Liverpool – Goalkeeper Ochoa set for Anfield?

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made a major decision on the weekend when he dropped number 1 goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. The mighty clash against Manchester United saw back-up Brad Jones between the sticks for the fixture and seemingly showed Rodgers to be hunting for a replacement. According to the Daily Express, Liverpool have found a new keeper and that man is …

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Liverpool – Frank De Boer wants Anfield job

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Liverpool’s 2014/15 campaign was supposed to be one of building upon the successes of last season’s 2nd place and return to the Champions League. However last week Liverpool were eliminated from the Champions League and on Sunday they were taken apart by Manchester United in a 3-0 defeat. Now according to the Daily Mirror, with pressure growing on manager Brendan …

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Reading – Steve Clarke appointed new manager

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Earlier today we reported how Reading Football Club had sacked manager Nigel Adkins. Now, the side have announced the appointment of a new boss, Steve Clarke. A move that will surely please the Reading faithful. Nigel Adkins was sacked following a 6-1 decimation by Birmingham City on the weekend. That result left Reading in 16th place in the Championship, taking …

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Arsenal – Wenger planning double Serie A targets in January!

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Arsenal have had a mixed campaign so far, pressure once again growing on Arsene Wenger. However The Metro think he could be ready to turn fans opinions around with a double swoop for a Napoli midfielder and a Roma striker. The first of Arsenal’s targets is Marek Hamsik, the Napoli captain who currently plays under former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez. Marek Hamsik …

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Tottenham Hotspur – Adebayor back but not for long!

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Tottenham Hotspur’s troubled striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned from compassionate leave but according to the Daily Mirror he is set to leave the club in the January transfer window. Emmanuel Adebayor tops the list of players that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to get rid of as soon as possible, particularly because of his £100,000-per-week wages. However, the issue is …

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Manchester United – Cuadrado linked once more

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Manchester United’s season has got back on track in recent weeks with Louis Van Gaal’s men finding form at looking far more like Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Now the Daily Star think they may be lucky in January and also get their long term target Juan Cuadrado. Juan Cuadrado currently plays for Fiorentina in Italy but is reportedly very …

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