Bayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

Bayern Munich were today rewarded for their phenomenal dismantling of AS Roma last night by meeting the Pope in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich tore apart Roma 7-1 away from home to send out a strong message to the rest of Europe whose attention may have previously been focused on Barcelona or Real Madrid. Pope Francis, known as the Bishop …

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Gareth ThomasBayern Munich meet the Pope following 7-1 win!

Manchester United update – Strootman offered new deal

Manchester United will be disappointed to hear the news that Roma are set to offer their midfield star Kevin Strootman a new contract at the club. Reports in Italy highlight that Strootman’s deal could be worth as much as €1.7m-per-year to convince him to stay in Rome. The 24-year-old is currently returning from a serious knee injury that ended his campaign …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United update – Strootman offered new deal

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

Arsenal battle Roma for Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Arsenal are thought to be contemplating a move for Adrien Rabiot of PSG according to TalkSport. We reported earlier this month that Roma were also very interested in Rabiot and so a battle may occur in January. Adrien Rabiot is only 19-year-old and has a fantastic career ahead of him but as his contract is up next summer it appears …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal battle Roma for Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Champions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

The second day of Champions League action took part last night with Bayern Munich hosting Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea taking on the visiting Germans of Schalke, PSG travelling to Dutch giants Ajax whilst Barcelona welcomed Cypriots Apoel Nicosia. There were goals galore across Europe and plenty of drama so here is Brandish’s review of Wednesday night’s Champions League …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

Manchester United dealt Kevin Strootman blow

Manchester United’s hunt for Kevin Strootman has been dealt a blow as Roma’s Sporting Director, Walter Sabatini, has denied the midfielder is for sale. We had previously linked Manchester United to the Netherlands international who is also a target for Paris Saint-Germain. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted a quote from Sabatini: “Man United wants Strootman? Could be their idea, but we …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United dealt Kevin Strootman blow

Liverpool’s Glenn Johnson could be off in January

Liverpool full-back, Glenn Johnson could be moving away to Anfield as early as January as he is set to become a free agent in the summer. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to cash in for the England defender before he has to depart the club for nothing. According to reports from the Mirror, Italian giants, Juventus are said to …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool’s Glenn Johnson could be off in January

PSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

Manchester United were reportedly set to continue their spending spree with the signing of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January. However, the Daily Express believe Paris Saint-Germain are ready to blow their bid out of the water. The French outfit are willing to offer cash plus 19-year-old midfield starlet Adrien Rabiot as a makeweight in the deal. With Rabiot’s contract …

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Gareth ThomasPSG desperate to steal Strootman from Man Utd

Strootman tops Manchester United’s January list

Manchester United’s squad at the end of the summer transfer window has been labelled “Galacticos” in reference to the great Real Madrid side of the early 2000s. The Daily Mail believe that come January 2015, the spending will continue with Kevin Strootman top of the list. After spending over £150m in the summer, Kevin Strootman of AS Roma, could be set …

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Gareth ThomasStrootman tops Manchester United’s January list
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Chelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

image: Calcio Streaming Chelsea are rumoured to be in touch with Roma negotiating to bring £20 million forward Mattia Destro to the Bridge. Despite signing Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, Mourinho may be signing yet another forward before the transfer window closes. With Torres’ departure likely, it makes the 23-year-old Italian’s move over more probable. Destro only started 15 matches last …

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Harry FinegoldChelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

Roma and Juventus keen on Manchester City defender

This morning, Sportlobster tweeted what they understand to be a transfer story that could progress in the coming days… Juventus and Roma are keen to sign £12m-rated Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic. [MEN] — SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) August 22, 2014 Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic looks to be attracting heavy attention from Italian duo, Roma and Juventus. Nastasic, 21, is poised …

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Oliver BainesRoma and Juventus keen on Manchester City defender

Chelsea close to landing Benatia

Manchester City have now finally completed the deal for Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a massive fee of £32m. Before looking to Mangala they were in negotiations with Roma over Mehdi Benatia but now the Daily Star suggest Chelsea are close to an agreement for the defender. It is believed that Chelsea are on the way to deciding a fee …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea close to landing Benatia

Gary Hooper wants a move to Spurs – who are also eyeing up Osvaldo

Yesterday we mentioned how Arsenal and other clubs were tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Now it seems that one of his team mates might also be mulling over a move to the Premiership. Gary Hooper, who is you your remember was the subject of five failed bids from Norwich during the transfer window, is rumoured by the Metro to be ready …

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AshleyGary Hooper wants a move to Spurs – who are also eyeing up Osvaldo
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Arsenal rival Fulham in chase for Dutch keeper

It seems that Arsenal’s search for a new keeper didn’t end with speculative moves for Pepe Reina. According to an Italian paper Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg fancies a move to the Premiership and Arsenal and Fulham are competing for his £3.5million signature. The story broke first in Gazzetta dello Sport (Stekelenburg is current at Roma) which suggest that both …

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AshleyArsenal rival Fulham in chase for Dutch keeper