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Germany’s biggest newspaper Bild have a broken a potentially huge story overnight on Monday, announcing that Marco Reus has rejected a Borussia Dortmund contract extension. According to Bild, contract talks between the player and club and Dortmund collapsed in May, and the 25-year-old German forward is now able to leave Jurgen Klopp’s outfit for €35m from 2015, as per his release-clause. Reus, who […]
Are either Manchester United or Barcelona going to sign Juan Cuadrado? The Colombian winger, who starred at the World Cup this summer, has been rumoured to be on the wishlist at Old Trafford and the Camp Nou for some time, however the latest updates from Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo is that the 26-year-old is set to cost […]
The front page of Spanish paper SPORT on Tuesday bigs up the belief that Barcelona are going to land Liverpool defender Daniel Agger. Barcelona’s search for a centre-back this summer have so far been a fruitless exercise, with the Catalans unable to sign number one target Marquinhos from PSG.  Looking for alternatives has lead the Blaugrana to […]
Morgan Schneiderlin looks like being the next Southampton star to fly the coop. An unprecedented exodus of talent is taking place at Southamton this summer, and the Saints French midfielder is now on the radar of a number of top clubs, Spurs and Arsenal included. It was reported early on Monday that Arsenal were in […]
Although I'm ready to go to court regarding the whole nickname situation,really happy to see @CalumChambers95 at Arsenal.Big future! #chambo — Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) July 28, 2014 With Calum Chambers joining Arsenal, the 19-year old defender is reunited with old buddy and fellow Southampton academy player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The pair have spent the day catching […]
With Louis van Gaal on a cull offensive, already selling Bebe to Benfica, Marouane Fellaini looks to be the next player headed for the Manchester United exit. The Belgian was signed by David Moyes for 27 million pounds last summer, but never manage to convince the fans that he was a worthy Manchester United player, […]
Frank Lampard’s move to nascent MLS franchise New York City has been soured somewhat by the re-emergence of the story involving himself, John Terry, Eidur Gudjonsen and Jody Morris on an all-day drinking session the day after 9/11 at Heathrow Airport. Though there is no proof that any of the players mocked grieving American tourists, […]
BREAKING: Ronaldinho and Atletico Mineiro and parted company by mutual consent – the player is now a free agent. — (@EurosportCom_EN) July 28, 2014 2-time Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldinho is a free agent. The former best player in the world has terminated his contract with Atletico Mineiro by mutual consent, and fans around […]
Arsenal kept up their tradition of plucking Southampton youth players with their signing of Saints’ defender Calum Chambers, which was confirmed by the Gunners earlier today. And the young defender wasn’t given much time to prepare himself for the scary experience that is the ‘Club Initiation’, as he was called upon to sing at his […]
Loic Remy’s move to Liverpool looked all wrapped up over the weekend, with QPR boss Harry Redknapps even confirming the sale had been made on Saturday. But after carrying out his medical at Melwood on Sunday, Liverpool pulled out of signing Remy, without providing the reasons behind the sudden change of mind. Rumour abound that […]
Fastest Man in the World Usain Bolt is a renowned Manchester United fan, with an ego to make Muhammad Ali look like a shrinking violet by comparison. The Jamaican 100m sprinter has visited Carrington and Old Trafford several times, and there was even talk that he might be offered a trial at the zenith of […]
Robert Lewandowski had to wait 8 months to join Bayern Munich, after making a pre-contract agreement all the way back in November 2013, with his previous club Borussia Dortmund. And the Pole is showing that he’d been champing at the bit to join up with the Bavarians all that time, tearing into pre-season like a […]
Mario Balotelli is one of PUMA’s most marketable pin-up boys. The sportswear company play on Balo’s bad boy image in their latest ad featuring the Milan striker, with the intro: ‘Calling All Troublemakers’. The teaser then fizzes through at supersonic speed with shots of Balotelli being Balotelli: scoring a goal, getting out of his sports […]
Most of the controversy surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup centres around interminable bribery scandals, its ban on alcohol, its stance on homosexuality, and its un-conducive climate. But the real shame is the slave labour that’s been used and exploited to build the stadia. According to official figures, a total of 53 Nepali workers have already died […]
Even when you can’t full see a flying Zlatan Ibrahimovic volley go into the net, its still good to see. New footage has emerged of that goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG training in Hong Kong. For the original post, see: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a ridiculous goal in PSG training (we think!). Love how the […]
In going out and spending the highest fee for a defender in the club’s history, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers evidently rates Dejan Lovren very highly. Liverpool have brought the Croatian defender in from Southampton for a 20 million pound fee, surpassing the £18m and £15m sums spent on Glen Johnson and Mamadou Sakho respectively. Rodgers spoke […]
Rio Ferdinand likes the Number 5. Having worn the Number 5 with distinction for Manchester United for several years, Rio recently founded #5 Magazine, an online lads mag catering for sport, fashion, music and lifestyle. Rio flaunts the #5 merchandise at every opportunity, like at his press conference today for example, in which he was […]
You will no doubt remember the fuss Arsenal fans caused last month when a BT Sport advert for the new season celebrated the 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last February. For a recap see: New BT Sport advert celebrates Liverpool's 5-1 rout of Arsenal, also features Jose Mourinho. Arsenal fan cancels his BT Sport […]
Arsenal’s official YouTube channel take a look behind the scenes of Calum Chambers’ first photo shoot as a Gunner. Arsene Wenger plucked another youngster from the Southampton academy, just as he had with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, with the signing of Calum Chambers on Monday. Chambers is tipped to do big things at the […]
BREAKING: Liverpool are on the verge of signing duo Bell and Ballance for £35m after there performance in Southampton — Troll Football (@Troll__Football) July 28, 2014 It was already ridiculous before today, but now the situation at Southampton is becoming a little startling. Rickie Lambert began the Southampton exodus, moving to boyhood club Liverpool. […]
Everton have announced the signing of Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic on Monday afternoon. Besic, a Bosnian international who joined from Hungarian side Ferencvaros, has been training with Everton in the past few days ahead of a reported £4 million move to Goodison Park. The 21-year-old have agreed a five year deal with the Toffees, and his arrival at the club […]
Southampton fans must be sick to their stomachs, and it looks like it’s about to get worse. The hugely creditable Press Association are reporting on Monday afternoon that Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are the next two Saints stars who are getting ready to leaves St Mary’s. According to the PA, the French and English internationals […]
No sooner had Arsenal and Southampton officially confirmed that Calum Chambers had joined the Gunners, then a couple of new pictures hit social media of the 19-year-old right back meeting some of his new teammates. Theo Walcott, a former Southampton player himself, uploaded a picture onto his Instagram account with the Gunners’ new 16 million signing. […]
Swansea thrashed Plymouth in a pre-season friendly on Sunday night, with new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring twice in a 4-0 win. Rory Donnelly gave the Swans the lead in the first half, before Jordi Amat grabbed the second goal 21 minutes from time. Sigurdsson, who recently rejoined the club from Tottenham, stole the headlines in […]
It’s official! Southampton and Arsenal have announced on Monday afternoon that Calum Chambers has joined the Gunners on a permanent transfer. According to tweet send out by Southampton, Chambers have moved to the Emirates for an undisclosed fee, however the rumours are that Arsenal have shelled out a massive £16m on the young defender. The 19-year-old right back  has […]
Well this is likely to go down like a ton of bricks with the diehard Atletico Madrid fans… Antoine Griezmann has completed a 30 million transfer from Real Sociedad to Atletico this week, and while many Rojiblancos supporters are sure to be happy about their new striker, one nugget of information may spoil their joy a […]
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol may have hung up his football boots, but the 36-year-old Spanish legend is clearly determined to stay in shape. In that regard, Puyol’s girlfriend Vanesa Lorenzo has posted a eye-catching picture on her Instagram account on Monday showing how her man is keeping in shape. Rather than doing the normal exercise routines of going […]
Premier League champions Manchester City destroyed Serie A’s AC Milan in their opening game of the International Champions Cup in America. The Citizens killed off the Rossoneri is a devastating first half performance, in which Manuel Pellegrini’s side scored four times in the space of 14 first-half minutes as Stevan Jovetic, Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas […]
The Indian Super League have pulled off a major coup by getting Arsenal legends Robert Pires and Freddy Ljungberg to come out of retirement to play in their league this year. The two Arsenal Invincibles will be joined by former Man United defender Mikael Silvestre as they look to help bring awareness and publicity to India’s domestic football […]
Credit to ESPN FC for unearthing this story. Italian minnows U.S. Catanzaro 1929 pulled off a headline-grabbing signing on Sunday when former Fulham, Portsmouth and West Brom forward Diomansy Kamara joined the 3rd division outfit. Kamara, now 33, was previously a player for Catanzaro back in 1999-2001, when he scored nine goals in 34 games for the club. […]
PSG trained in the Hong Kong stadium today as they prepare for their match with Kitchee on Tuesday. For much of the summer we have longed for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to appear on our screens, alas Sweden weren’t at the World Cup. So, we had to make do with Zlatan appearing briefly at the World Cup […]
Ajax claimed a 1-0 win over Benfica in the Eusebio Cup courtesy of a first half strike from Ricardo Kishna. Five minutes before the break Kishna collected the ball on the left hand side, and after cutting in and riding his luck past two Benfica defenders, the winger found the back of the net at the second […]
There is a lot of pressure on Daniel Sturridge for the coming season. In 2013/2014, Sturridge was very much the junior partner in the fabulously successful SAS partnership with Luis Suarez. With Suarez departing for Barcelona there was always going to be huge focus on Sturridge. So far, Liverpool have brought in Rickie Lambert, who […]
Before Chelsea’s friendly win over Olimpija on Sunday, we saw Didier Drogba meet up with his former and new Chelsea team mates. The picture above of Drogba shaking hands with Chelsea boss Jose Mouinho went viral and after the friendly The Special One explained the reasoning behind bringing the legendary Ivorian striker back to the […]
#ASKJESUS: Got a question for @JNavas? We're sitting down with him today so get them in now! #mcfc — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 28, 2014 Is this clever from Manchester City’s social media department? #AskJesus is currently one of the top trends in the UK after Manchester City promised a Q&A with their […]
The Baggies goals came from Saido Berahino, Youssouf Mulumbu and Victor Anichebe. West Brom have been one of the quietest teams during this summer transfer window, but will be keen to improve on the relegation battles of 2013/2014.
A funny video was recorded by Birmingham City’s in-house TV channel during the club’s pre-season friendly against Kidderminster Harriers. Birmingham claimed a 3-0 win in the warm-up match as Wes Thomas scored a brace and Clayton Donaldson added a third for Lee Clark’s outfit.  Before the match kicked off one Birmingham fan commanded attention in the crowd, […]
Arsenal have uploaded a series of pictures onto their website on Monday showing new signing David Ospina wearing his new kit. The 25-year-old, who impressed as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil, moved to the Emirates from Nice for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of three-and-a-half million pounds. […]
Bloomberg, the premier site for business and financial market news, have announced on Monday morning that Borussia Dortmund are seeking to raise capital in order to close the financial gap on Bayern Munich.  Dortmund, who are the only publicly traded company in the Bundesliga, have revealed that they are looking to sell at least 5% stake […]
AS Roma have released an interview with Miralem Pjanic in which the Bosnian midfielder explained his 60-yard golazo v Manchester United. Pjanic made the headlines during the pre-season friendly in Denver, when he embarrassed United reserve goalie Ben Amos by beating him with a shot from inside his own half. Pjanic discussed how he decided to go for […]