Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United & Liverpool all want Bakkali

Those of you who play FIFA or Football Manager will certainly heard of PSV Eindhoven’s 18-year-old winger Zakaria Bakkali. The young Belgian has a whole host of European clubs looking at him, including Premier League sides Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. Bakkali joined PSV in 2008 as a 12-year-old and grew up through the club’s academy. He spent some …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea, Arsenal, Man United & Liverpool all want Bakkali

Tom Ince – The teenage prodigy, now flop set for Notts Forest?

Tom Ince… What can be said? Daddies boy? Full of potential? A major flop? Well maybe all three count? Son of the famous Paul Ince, Tom was offered a chance to play regular Premier League football with Cardiff City in the summer of 2013 but turned them down as he was awaiting a Liverpool move. This summer he turned down …

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Gareth ThomasTom Ince – The teenage prodigy, now flop set for Notts Forest?

Manchester United – Falcao wanted Juventus move?

Manchester United pulled off one of the signings of the summer when the pulled paid £6m to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on loan from AS Monaco. Now the London Evening Standard report Juventus were actually the preferred destination of the world renowned forward. Falcao, 28-years-old, began his career at Colombian minnows Lancers Boyacá before moving on to Argentinean giants River …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United – Falcao wanted Juventus move?

Arsenal update – Hummels close to Arsenal switch?

Manchester United were linked heavily linked to Mats Hummels over the summer as the club were desperate for a new centre-back. The move didn’t materialise and so Hummels would remain at Borussia Dortmund but now the Daily Star link the defender to Arsenal. The 25-year-old German international has been rumoured to fancy a Premier League move for a number of …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal update – Hummels close to Arsenal switch?

Southampton – Chase begins for Spurs youngster!

Southampton had their squad decimated in the summer transfer window as the squad that established them as a solid Premier League side was sold, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers all moved on, as did manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham Hotspur. Now though Southampton sit second in the Premier League after 9 matches and look …

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Gareth ThomasSouthampton – Chase begins for Spurs youngster!

Tottenham update – World Cup winner Kramer chased

Mauricio Pochettino saw his Tottenham Hotspur side slump to another loss on Sunday afternoon as they were humiliated in the 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at White Hart Lane. The Metro believe midfielder Christoph Kramer will now be a target in January. 23-year-old Christoph Kramer has 8 German caps and was in the squad of the winning World Cup side …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham update – World Cup winner Kramer chased

QPR – Owner mocks Taarabt & Redknapp with snap

Last week we saw QPR’s manager Harry Redknapp accuse his winger Adel Taarabt of being three stone overweight, something that the club’s owner Tony Fernandes was angry at. Taarabt responded with a topless picture showing his flat stomach and now the Daily Mail contains a picture from Fernandes’ Instagram of his topless selfie. Adel Tarrabt insisted he is fit to …

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Gareth ThomasQPR – Owner mocks Taarabt & Redknapp with snap

Man United – Robin Van Persie “stupid” for celebration

Manchester United managed to hold Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw yesterday as Robin Van Persie equalised in injury time. However, his extravagant celebration and removal of his shirt has been branded “stupid” by his manager Louis Van Gaal. Manchester United earned the vital point late on after Branislav Ivanovic fouled Angel Di Maria and picked up his …

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Gareth ThomasMan United – Robin Van Persie “stupid” for celebration

Clint Dempsey to return to the Premier League in January?

Clint Dempsey was a popular figure in the Premier League during his spells for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, now the World Cup star with his country USA, is ready to return according to the Daily Mirror. Clint Dempsey is currently employed by MLS side Seattle Sounders and as his season across the pond comes to a close it is believed …

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Gareth ThomasClint Dempsey to return to the Premier League in January?

Arsenal update – Gunners to miss out on striker target

Arsenal are set to miss out on their 28-year-old target, André-Pierre Gignac as the striker gets ready to agree a new contract with Ligue 1 club Marseille. The Metro believe this will end the Gunners’ pursuit of the Frenchman. Gignac began his professional career with FC Lorient in 2002, making his league debut in August 2004. He would make 51 …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal update – Gunners to miss out on striker target

Liverpool update – Joel Ward a surprise target?

Liverpool’s defence has been woeful at times this season, only sometimes masked by the criticism of £16m signing Mario Balotelli. Now The Guardian believe 24-year-old Crystal Palace defender could be a possible target for Brendan Rodgers. Joel Ward began his career on the South Coast with Portsmouth in 2006 and worked his way through the club’s academy. He spent the …

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Five players you want in your Fantasy Premier League team!

Season on season the addiction of the sporting world to fantasy teams grows and grows. A number of different organisations run a fantasy team, offering various prizes and incentives to join and the best way to win one is by finding that hidden gem on the cheap who turns out to have a fantastic Premier League campaign. Here is 5 …

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Gareth ThomasFive players you want in your Fantasy Premier League team!

Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

When Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil this summer he received a long 4 month ban from football, now at long last it is time for him to make his competitive debut with Catalan giants Barcelona. As football goes there is perhaps no bigger publicised derby than the famous El Clasico clash between …

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Gareth ThomasLuis Suarez to make Barcelona debut in El Clasico

Paul Pogba – New Juventus contract ends rumours

Juventus proudly announced today that their supremely talented midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new contract until 2019. The news will come as a blow to a number of clubs across Europe who were planning on bidding for the Frenchman come the summer. 21-year-old Paul Pogba joined Premier League side Manchester United in 2009 from the youth academy of French side …

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Gareth ThomasPaul Pogba – New Juventus contract ends rumours

Chelsea – Petr Cech nearing the exit at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s iconic goalkeeper Petr Cech is reportedly nearing a move away from Stamford Bridge according to TalkSport. It is understood that Turkish outfit Besiktas could offer Cech a chance at regular football. Petr Cech signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2004 for £7m from Ligue 1 club Rennes. Cech is in his eleventh season with the Blues and during …

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Man United – Hernandez set for permanent Real Madrid move

Manchester United’s Mexican forward Javier Hernandez is set to make his move to Spanish giants Real Madrid permanent if an agreement between the clubs can be found. The Daily Express believe Los Blancos are very keen to find a deal. Hernandez, also known as Chicharito, joined the Red Devils from Chivas Guadalajara in the summer of 2010. He has become …

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Gareth ThomasMan United – Hernandez set for permanent Real Madrid move

Victor Valdes training with Manchester United

Victor Valdes is perhaps the most high profile free agent out there at the moment after he left Barcelona this summer, a club he was at since 1995. The 32-year-old Spaniard is still recovering from a serious knee injury and now various media outlets including the Daily Telegraph understand Manchester United are interested in him. Louis Van Gaal has invited Valdes, …

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Gareth ThomasVictor Valdes training with Manchester United

Arsenal & Tottenham to fight for youngster Gray

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to do battle over Birmingham City’s young winger Demarai Gray. The Sun believe that Gray will cost the winner around £2m. The 5ft 10in 18-year-old has become an important player for manager-less Birmingham City this season, featuring in 10 of the Blues’ 13 opening Championship fixtures. Whilst Birmingham sit in 21st …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal & Tottenham to fight for youngster Gray

Is Dirk Kuyt heading to Southampton?

Dirk Kuyt… What comes to mind when you think about the Dutch international? For many workhorse will be the answer and the former Liverpool man who built his reputation upon hard work could now be heading for Southampton according to the Daily Star. Dirk Kuyt began his professional career with Utrecht and between 1998-2003 played 160 league matches for the …

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Hatem Ben Arfa: “I will be released” by Newcastle

Hull City’s on loan winger Hatem Ben Arfa says he knows that his parent club Newcastle will release him at the end of this season so he has to prove himself. Inside Futbol carry the quotes from the 27-year-old Frenchman. Ben Arfa started his professional career with French giants Lyon in 2002 and was quickly labelled as a hot prospect for …

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Gareth ThomasHatem Ben Arfa: “I will be released” by Newcastle