Barcelona banned from signing players

Barcelona have been banned from siging any players for two transfer windows after FIFA rejected their appeal on the transfers of minors. Former Barcelona player Gary Lineker posted on Twitter his feelings towards the ban, a somewhat tongue and cheek opinion… https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/502045667658059776 The ban states that Barca can buy and sell this window, but the next two they will not …

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Oliver BainesBarcelona banned from signing players

Profile: David Marshall – Is he worth £15m?

David Marshall won thousands of admirers last season with some phenomenal displays to keep Cardiff City fighting in the Premier League for as long as possible. He has 178 league appearances for the Bluebirds and whilst Cardiff got relegated they believe they can command a fee of £15m for the Scot. Is he worth it though?   DAVID MARSHALL  Position:  …

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Gareth ThomasProfile: David Marshall – Is he worth £15m?

Colombian Pablo Armero interests Southampton

Ronald Koeman has some work to do replenish his squad after summer sales that have given him £70m to spend. Colombian left-back Pablo Armero could be the man to replace Luke Shaw who joined Manchester United in a deal worth more than £30m. Armero spent some time on loan at West Ham United in the later half of last season …

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Gareth ThomasColombian Pablo Armero interests Southampton

Manchester United chase Netherlands full-back

Manchester United will have to increase their bid from the £4m already offered if they wish to secure the services of Feyenoord’s Daryl Janmaat. The Metro report that an offer of closer to £7m will be needed to bring him to Old Trafford this summer. Janmaat has impressed for the Netherlands in their World Cup group games playing all 3 …

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Gareth ThomasManchester United chase Netherlands full-back

Chelsea to swoop for Nigerian forward?

It has emerged that Chelsea could be set to further add to their strike force with a bid for Fenerbahce’d Emmanuel Emenike. The Daily Star believe that Jose Mourinho has made a £16m offer for the Nigerian who featured at this summer’s World Cup. Emenike is 27 and currently plays in Turkey where he scored 12 goals and assisted 9 in …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea to swoop for Nigerian forward?

Profile: Who is Aaron Cresswell? As he gets set for a Premier League move

West Ham United are on the verge of completing the deal for Ipswich Town left-back Aaron Cresswell. BBC Sport reported that the 24 year old will complete his move to the Hammers for a fee “exceeding £2m” of which previous club Tranmere Rovers will receive 20%. Cresswell is a name well known to those fans of the Championship but for those who maybe …

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Gareth ThomasProfile: Who is Aaron Cresswell? As he gets set for a Premier League move

Liverpool complete Emre Can signing

Liverpool have today confirmed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can for a fee believed to be around £10m. Can, aged 20, was born in Frankfurt and has represented Germany Under-21s 6 times since 2013. He has spent his career playing in Germany where he signed for Bayern Munich from Eintracht Frankfurt. After making 4 appearances for the Bayern …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool complete Emre Can signing

QPR target pairing of Caulker and Ferdinand

Harry Redknapp is reportedly looking to secure both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker to bolster his back line ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Caulker, 22, has many admirers in the Premier League including Liverpool, Everton, Crystal Palace and his former club Tottenham Hotspur. Caulker was a rock at the back for Cardiff City last season despite the clubs …

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Gareth ThomasQPR target pairing of Caulker and Ferdinand

Real Madrid set to swoop for James Rodriguez

The player of the World Cup so far is once again being heavily linked with a big money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. James Rodriguez has scored 5 goals this tournament whilst assisting in 2 in only 4 matches as Colombia get set to face hosts Brazil on Friday evening. The Daily Mail report AS Monaco are braced for …

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Gareth ThomasReal Madrid set to swoop for James Rodriguez

Chelsea agree fee for Diego Costa

Today Chelsea announced that the club have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for Spanish international Diego Costa. The fee is believed to be around £32m and meets the strikers buy-out clause in his Atleti contract. This of course is not a surprise deal with Costa being linked to Chelsea heavily over the past few months and even refusing to …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea agree fee for Diego Costa

Gareth Barry ‘perfect fit’ for Everton

Gareth Barry made 32 Premier League appearances for Everton last season whilst on loan from Manchester City and now Roberto Martinez hopes to secure him on a permanent deal following his release from the Manchester club. Martinez is a big fan of the 33 year old midfielder saying, “Gareth is such a unique person, I have been so impressed and …

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Gareth ThomasGareth Barry ‘perfect fit’ for Everton

Chelsea hunt Ukraine winger

The Daily Star are reporting that Chelsea are looking to step up their interest in Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko. However, they are set to face stiff competition from Liverpool, West Ham United and Stoke City before anything can be completed. The 24 year old plays for Dynamo Kiev and was subject to bids from Liverpool last year, however since then Kiev …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea hunt Ukraine winger

Tom Ince set to sign for Hull City

Every once in a while a player comes along who is is tipped for greatness, two seasons back one of those was Tom Ince of Blackpool. Son of former footballer Paul Ince, Sky Sports are reporting Tom now has his Premier League move as Hull City close in. Tom Ince has impressed in the Championship for a number of seasons …

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Gareth ThomasTom Ince set to sign for Hull City

Caulker set for Crystal Palace bid

Tony Pulis is set to raid relegated Welsh club Cardiff City for England international Steven Caulker and striker Fraizer Campbell according to the Telegraph. Steven Caulker, central defender who was impressive for Cardiff despite relegation, could be available for as little as £8m because of a release clause in his contract. Caulker, who arguably should’ve travelled to Brazil with England …

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Gareth ThomasCaulker set for Crystal Palace bid

Atletico star set for Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United

The Daily Express are reporting that Atletico midfielder Arda Turan could be off to the Premier League with either Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United. The Turk played 30 league games in the title winning season for Atletico Madrid but this was his least since joining in 2o11 from Galatasaray. It is thought that he may be shipped out of Vicente Calderon …

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Gareth ThomasAtletico star set for Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United

Arsenal to poach Schneiderlin from Southampton?

The Daily Mirror are today reporting that Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger is keen on stepping up his interest in Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. New Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will have his work cut out convincing the Frenchman to stay at St Mary’s after Luke Shaw joined Manchester United last week and captain Adam Lallana looks set to join Rickie Lambert …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal to poach Schneiderlin from Southampton?

Arsenal update – Wenger to stay and get huge war chest, Fabregas hints at return and more

According to The Mirror no matter what happens this season Arsene Wenger won’t be collecting his P45. The Arsenal boss will instead be around for next season and will have a large chunk of cash to spend in the summer. The Mirror reports that a £70 million reserve is ready for the Arsenal boss to spend big on a series …

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AshleyArsenal update – Wenger to stay and get huge war chest, Fabregas hints at return and more