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

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?

Tottenham tempted by Sampdoria’s Gabbiadini

Tottenham Hotspur are today being linked with a January move for Sampdoria’s Italian international Manolo Gabbiadini. The London Evening Standard understand that scouts for Spurs were in Italy watching the forward recently. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to fight off a number of British clubs as well as Spanish title holders Atlético Madrid for the signature of Gabbiadini who has …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham tempted by Sampdoria’s Gabbiadini

Chelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Chelsea are rumoured to be chasing young Brazilian attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca from Benfica. The Daily Star believe Chelsea could return to do business with the Portuguese club from whom they purchased David Luiz and Nemanja Matic. The 6ft 2in, 20-year-old Talisca only joined Benfica this summer from Brazilian club Bahia where he had made 30 first team appearances. He had been …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Ander Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal will be frustrated once again as Ander Herrera is added to his injury list. The club tweeted how Herrera fractured a rib against West Ham United on the weekend and now he will be missing over the next few weeks. Ander Herrera was substituted after 74 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham …

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Gareth ThomasAnder Herrera adds to Man United injury crisis

Real Madrid ahead of Man United in race for Reus

Marco Reus is one of the hottest properties in world football with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all heavily linked to the German. However, Marca and TalkSport believe that Real Madrid are ahead in the race to take him to La Liga instead of the Premier League. Marco Reus has been joined current club Borussia Dortmund in January 2012 for €17.1m …

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Gareth ThomasReal Madrid ahead of Man United in race for Reus

Marek Hamsik linked with Liverpool switch

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik is being linked with a Liverpool transfer as reported by the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old is currently managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez in Italy. In June 2007, the newly-promoted Napoli paid €5.5m for the Slovakia to secure him from Brescia. In the time since, Hamsik has become a Napoli legend playing 243 times in …

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Gareth ThomasMarek Hamsik linked with Liverpool switch

Ramsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

Aaron Ramsey is set to be out for a month with a hamstring injury according to BBC Sport and this means he will miss Wales’ vital home qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus. The 23-year-old midfielder is an important player to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal but perhaps is even more important to Chris Coleman’s Wales side. With Wales also missing …

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Gareth ThomasRamsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

Ryan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

On loan Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he may stay at Southampton and leave Chelsea in the summer. Speaking to the Metro, Bertrand said, “The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa (last season). I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block,” he …

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Oliver BainesRyan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Gareth ThomasPremier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

Liverpool target Sergi Roberto signs new contract

Barcelona’s 22-year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto has signed a new contract until June 2019 the Catalan club have announced. Sergi Roberto has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in recent seasons with Liverpool often thought to be a likely destination. Sergi Roberto was joined by Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Director of Sport & former player Andoni Zubizarreta and …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool target Sergi Roberto signs new contract

Balotelli not world class yet – Liverpool’s Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his £16m signing Mario Balotelli is not yet world class like they player they sold to Barcelona, Luis Suarez. ITV Sport carry the quotes from Rodgers who also says when Suarez arrived in Liverpool, he neither was world class. Mario Balotelli started his career at small Italian club Lumezzane before moving to Serie A giants Inter …

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Gareth ThomasBalotelli not world class yet – Liverpool’s Rodgers

Manchester United set to offer Mata for Miranda

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is preparing to bolster his hurting defence in January with the signing of Miranda from Atlético Madrid. The Daily Express report that Juan Mata could be offered as a make-weight in the deal. Miranda is a 30-year-old Brazilian who has 9 caps for his country and the defender was heavily linked to Old Trafford …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United set to offer Mata for Miranda

Arsene Wenger critical of Frank Lampard loan move

Arsene Wenger has blasted Manchester City and Frank Lampard for the loan move that saw him return to the Premier League following his Chelsea departure. The Daily Mirror report how Wenger has questioned the legality of the move. Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years at the club where he became the Blues’ all-time goalscorer and won 3 Premier League trophies, 4 …

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Gareth ThomasArsene Wenger critical of Frank Lampard loan move

Manchester United’s Anderson set for India move?

Manchester United outcast Anderson is rumoured to be heading to India as the inaugural Super League kicks off in three weeks. The Daily Star report that Pune could be his destination for a short stay in Asia. Anderson Luís De Abreu Oliveira, to quote his full name, joined Manchester United in May 2007 for around £20m from Porto but has since …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United’s Anderson set for India move?

Manchester United set to field youthful defence

Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has revealed he only has one recognised defender in his United squad after his defenders have suffered a series of injuries and suspensions. Speaking to BBC Sport, Van Gaal said, “All three of my right-sided centre-halves are out, so I’ll have to go to the youth system.” Reprimanded for his sides lack of defensive …

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Oliver BainesManchester United set to field youthful defence

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen decides against new deal

Tottenham Hotspurs defender Jan Vertonghen has revealed to Sky Sports that he has decided against signing a new deal with the club. The Belgian has lost his place in the starting XI in the past few weeks, but has not suggested this is linked with his decision.  “I am not signing. We agreed not to and I would prefer not to say …

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Oliver BainesTottenham’s Jan Vertonghen decides against new deal

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel finally scores for St Etienne!

On loan St Etienne striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has finally scored. The Dutch striker who is still contracted to Norwich City has endured an nightmare run since his last goal. Van Wolfswinkel was signed by Norwich City at the beginning of last season from Sporting Lisbon for a fee around £7.5m. A player who was expected to score goals for …

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Oliver BainesRicky Van Wolfswinkel finally scores for St Etienne!

Norwich City – “A commanding position”

Norwich City’s surprise exit from the Capital One Cup may have shaken a few Canary fans this week. However, one must remember the importance of the league. Yes, it would be nice to taste success in the cup competitions, but it isn’t at the forefront of the Neil Adams’ tick list. A somewhat reshuffled Norwich City side collapsed against a stubborn Shrewsbury Town …

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Oliver BainesNorwich City – “A commanding position”

Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd all want Svilar, age 15!

Aged 15, what are you doing? Well I was still in school, juggling that with FIFA and Football Manager! However goalkeeper Mike Svilar, of Belgium club Anderlecht, is being hunted by three Premier League giants according to the Daily Mail. Belgium is a country with a proud history of producing top quality players and Mike Svilar is being tipped as …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd all want Svilar, age 15!