• Capello: I tried to loan Messi for Juventus

    ESPN FC "Fabio Capello has revealed he once asked Frank Rijkaard during a match if he could take Lionel Messi on loan from Barcelona to Juventus. Messi, 27, is two goals short of breaking Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga record of 251 strikes, and is among the 23 nominees for the 2014 Ballon d'Or having..." October 30

  • Pedro ‘will join Arsenal in £25m transfer deal if Barcelona don’t up game-time’

    Metro "Arsenal have moved a step closer to signing Barcelona winger Pedro after he reportedly told friends he’s wiling to join the Gunners in January. Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Pedro and allegedly opened talks with Barca over a £25million deal for the player this week." October 30

  • Rio Ferdinand suspended for three games and fined £25,000 by the FA following misconduct charge for 'sket' tweet

    Daily Mail "Rio Ferdinand was banned for three matches and fined £25,000 on Wednesday night after failing to respond to an FA charge of misconduct regarding an abusive tweet. The Queens Park Rangers defender had reacted to online provocation by using the word ‘sket’ in a post about the person’s mother...." October 30

  • Revealed: Terms agreed on Manchester United's permanent Falcao move

    Goal.com "Terms have been established and signed on a £44m transfer and £240,000-a-week salary, with United fully expected to activate the permanent transfer in the summer Manchester United have agreed and shaken hands on a £44 million deal to sign Radamel Falcao permanently when his loan move ends at..." October 30

  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge: Injury problems may be hereditary

    ESPN FC "Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he believes his persistent injury problems could be hereditary as he faces several more weeks out with a calf strain. Sturridge has not featured for club or country since suffering a thigh injury in England training at the beginning of September, and..." October 30

  • Arsenal keen to strike deal for Juventus star

    talkSport "Arsenal have launched a bid to bring Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner to north London, according to reports in Italy. Arsene Wenger is keen to move for the Swiss international in the January transfer window and could strike a deal to secure the 30-year-old's services for nothing, given..." October 30

  • Napoli rule out move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli

    Sky Sports "Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has dismissed rumours linking the club with a move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli. Reports earlier this week claimed Napoli boss Rafa Benitez was lining up a move to bring Italy international Balotelli back to Serie A after a difficult start to life at..." October 30

  • Source: Raul signs with New York Cosmos

    ESPN FC "The New York Cosmos have signed former Real Madrid and Spain striker Raul to a multi-year contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN FC. ESPN FC reported earlier that the two sides had agreed to terms, and it has now been confirmed that Raul has put pen to paper. "The..." October 29

  • FIFA gives Nigeria deadline to avoid ban

    Pro Soccer Talk "FIFA has given the Nigerian Football Federation until Friday to restore order, or they will face a lengthy seven-month ban from international play. Nigeria is in hot water for having government interference with their football federation, which is not allowed by FIFA. Elections were held to..." October 29

  • Chelsea to make £24m January move for Gerard Pique

    Daily Star "According to the sensational report, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to pursue the signing of Pique in the winter transfer window, with the defender under-fire following a disappointing performance for Barcelona against Real Madrid on Saturday. Mourinho has limited defensive options beyond..." October 29

  • Wayne Rooney hopeful of overcoming injury to face Manchester City

    The Guardian "Wayne Rooney is hopeful of being fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby following an injury scare on Monday when he was seen limping at a sponsors’ event at Old Trafford. The Manchester United captain has now served a three-match suspension so is available again and while the club has remained..." October 29

  • Real Madrid star Gareth Bale expected to be fit for Liverpool clash

    The Express "Wales star Bale has missed Real’s last three games including the crushing 3-0 win at Anfield as well as the El Clasico victory over La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 25-year-old will sit out the Copa Del Rey tie against Cornella and Saturday’s league clash away at Granada. But Carlo Ancelotti..." October 29

  • Arsenal’s ‘new Neymar’ Wellington Silva wins work permit to finally play for the Gunners next season

    Metro "Arsenal wonderkid Wellington Silva will finally be able to play for the club from next season after winning a work permit. The Gunners signed Brazilian forward Silva, who has been dubbed the new Neymar, from Figueirense in 2009 for a fee of £3.5million. But he has been unable to play a..." October 29

  • Gus Poyet set to axe Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone in bid to arrest club's slide

    Daily Mail "Gus Poyet will attempt to arrest Sunderland’s slide by axing goalkeeper Vito Mannone - while former England winger Adam Johnson is also under threat. The Black Cats have slumped in to the relegation zone after losing their last two – 8-0 at Southampton at 2-0 at home to Arsenal – and Poyet is..." October 29

  • Andy Carroll hoping to push West Ham into Europe after returning to training after injury

    Daily Mirror "Crocked West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is hoping to help Sam Allardyce's side challenge for a place in Europe when he returns to fitness. The Hammers currently sit in the Premier League's top four, but England striker Carroll is yet to feature due to an ankle injury. However, he is now..." October 29

  • Dortmund END Marco Reus contract talks with Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal interested

    The Express "Dortmund were keen to negotiate a new deal with their prized asset before January to deter Premier League interest. Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all expected to make a move for the 25-year-old, with £32m reportedly enough to bring the winger to England. However, the..." October 29

  • Sounders lock up MVP candidate Obafemi Martins to multi-year extension

    Pro Soccer Talk "Obafemi Martins is going nowhere, as the 30-year-old has agreed to a multi-year extension that will keep him in Seattle. General manager Adrian Hanauer announced the extension on Tuesday, locking Martins up with Clint Dempsey for years to come after a regular season that saw the second-year..." October 29

  • Arsenal monitoring one-time Man Utd and Liverpool target Lucas Digne

    Daily Star "Reports in France suggest Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a fan of the French left-back, who is struggling to break into PSG's first team due to the presence of Brazilian defender Maxwell. Digne is attracting plenty of interest with Real Madrid, Roma, Inter Milan and Valencia all keen. The..." October 29

  • Manchester United close to signing Athletic Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte in £32m transfer deal

    Metro "Manchester United are set to win the race for Aymeric Laporte after agreeing to pay his £32million buyout clause in January. Laporte is rated as one of the most exciting young defenders around and had looked set to join Arsenal in the new year, to ease their defensive problems." October 29

  • Diego Costa and Ramires WILL be fit for Chelsea to face QPR in west London

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are set to be given a major boost heading into their Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday, with Diego Costa and Ramires due to return from injury. Costa has been suffering with hamstring problems that have ruled him out of the Blues' last four games but will return for the west..." October 29

  • David Moyes linked with football return at La Liga club Real Sociedad

    Daily Mirror "Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is reportedly on the Real Sociedad shortlist if the Spanish club decide to dispense with current coach Jagoba Arrasate. The Basque club are enduring a difficult campaign this term, winning just one of their first nine La Liga fixtures, while they were..." October 29

  • Mario Balotelli to Napoli?

    The Guardian "The Rumour Mill has long been a fan of the beautiful and bewitching city of Naples and could recommend far worse places for an unloved and out-of-sorts Liverpool striker to head if he is tired of being scapegoated by an underperforming manager and bullied by various media outlets in the UK. So it..." October 28

  • Injury could rule Wayne Rooney out of Manchester derby

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to multiple reports from the UK, Wayne Rooney could be struggling to be fit for Manchester United as they travel to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in the derby. Rooney, 28, hasn’t played for United since Sept. 27 when he was sent off for a lunging tackle against..." October 28

  • Mauricio Pochettino targets Jay Rodriguez as questions emerge over Tottenham team selection

    The Telegraph "Mauricio Pochettino will ask Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman, to make a new move for the Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez in the January transfer window. That could open the door for Andros Townsend, the England international, to leave White Hart Lane, with Southampton still..." October 28

  • Arsenal given the green light to sign Mats Hummels as Man Utd out of race

    Daily Star "The German international's future at the Westfalenstadion has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months. The 25-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League, and according to reports, Manchester United and Arsenal are keen to sign the former Bayern Munich..." October 28

  • Arsenal and Newcastle on Andre-Pierre Gignac alert as Marseille admit they may lose star striker

    Daily Mirror "Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Newcastle have been put on alert after Marseille admitted they might not be able to afford to keep hotshot striker Andre-Pierre Gignac. The France forward has 10 goals in 11 games for Marcelo Bielsa’s side and is Ligue 1’s top scorer, but his contract..." October 28

  • Zakaria Bakkali contract twist gives Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd renewed hope

    The Express "The highly-rated youngster has sent shockwaves throughout Europe after refusing to sign a contract extension with the Dutch side. As a result of his desire to leave the Eredivisie, manager Phillip Cocu has opted to freeze the 18-year-old out of the side, and demote him to the..." October 28

  • Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd set to be joined by Man City in race for Khedira

    Daily Star "The German international is likely to be one of the most sought-after players in the January transfer window as Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been credited with an interest in securing his services. Champions League winners Real and Khedira have been unable to agree..." October 28

  • Manchester United's Radamel Falcao would have preferred a move to Juventus, says Italian club chief

    London Evening Standard "Radamel Falcao would have preferred a move to Juventus, not Manchester United, according to Bianconeri chief Giuseppe Marotta. Falcao moved to Old Trafford on loan from Monaco in a surprise transfer deadline day deal, which saw United fork out £6m just as a signing-on fee. Louis Van Gaal..." October 28

  • Manchester United transfer target Abdul Majeed Waris watched by Ryan Giggs in Europa League action

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United have a close eye on Ghana’s World Cup striker Abdul Majeed Waris. United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is understood to have flown to Turkey on Thursday to watch Waris in action for his side Trabzonspor against Lokeren in the Europa League. Waris, 23, joined Trabzonspor from..." October 28

  • Jermain Defoe reveals ‘hurt’ over Toronto FC comments, future plans

    Pro Soccer Talk "It’s very likely Jermain Defoe will not be a Toronto FC player or in Major League Soccer next season, but he wants to make sure a few things are put straight. In August, following the firing of head coach Ryan Nelsen who was instrumental in bringing Defoe to the club, the England international..." October 28

  • Robson: Fellaini has grasped what Man United is about

    Manchester Evening News "Bryan Robson believes Marouane Fellaini is finally starting to find his feet at Manchester United after initially struggling under the weight of expectation at Old Trafford. Fellaini looked close to leaving United in the summer after a nightmare debut season following his £27.5m move from..." October 28

  • Blackpool sack Jose Riga with Lee Clark favourite to take over

    The Express "The former Charlton boss has seen his side pick up only six points from their opening 14 games since he took charge - a run which has left them rooted to the foot of the Championship. Working with a threadbare squad, which contained just eight players when the new season started, the..." October 28

  • Luis Suárez: ‘Brendan said I would like the way we were going to play’

    The Guardian "There was a moment during the first real, in-depth conversation that I had with Brendan Rodgers when I looked at him and it hit me: “He’s right.” We had been talking for a little while, he was explaining the way that he wanted the team to play, and everything was falling into place. Everything he..." October 28

  • Jose Mourinho claims Blues are 'in trouble' ahead of Capital One Cup match

    The Independent "Jose Mourinho has bemoaned a lack of playing resources at his disposal as he takes his Chelsea side to face Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. “We are in trouble,” Mourinho said of facing the League Two side, “because we have so many injured players. It is even more..." October 28

  • Chivas USA folds; MLS will realign, relaunch second LA team in 2017

    SI.com "As expected, Chivas USA has played its final game. On Monday afternoon, Major League Soccer officially pulled the plug on its failed Southern California soccer experiment, announcing that the 10-year-old club will cease operations and be replaced by an expansion team scheduled to launch in..." October 27

  • Arsenal edging closer to Barcelona star Pedro after he submits transfer request

    The Express "The Gunners have been tracking the 27-year-old for a while, with reports indicating he is unhappy at the Camp Nou. Pedro is thought to be valued at £25million, but there has been another twist in the saga which could work in Arsenal's favour. Reports on the continent suggest Pedro has handed..." October 27

  • Arsenal plot transfer of West Ham defender Winston Reid in the January window

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal are still in the hunt for West Ham defender Winston Reid. The Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger is desperate for a centre-half in January and 26-year-old Reid is on their list of potential targets. Wenger has sent scouts to check on in him in recent weeks, with Reid yet to commit himself..." October 27

  • Arsenal dealt striker blow with transfer target Andre-Pierre Gignac close to agreeing Marseille extension

    Metro "The Gunners were believed to have opened up talks with the Ligue 1 giants to lure the 28-year-old – whose contract at the club expires next summer – to north London in January. However, according to French newspaper L’Equipe, Marseille president Vincent Labrune is working hard to get Gignac to..." October 27

  • Bayern Munich discuss signing former Manchester United and Brighton goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak

    Daily Mail "Bayern Munich are in discussions to sign former Brighton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. The 32-year-old free agent is wanted by Pep Guardiola after reserve keeper Pepe Reina suffered a calf injury while third choice Thomas Starke is also facing an operation on his right..." October 27

  • QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke on transfer alert to agree Clint Dempsey loan in January

    Daily Mirror "Clint Dempsey is ready to make a Premier League loan return in January. USA skipper Dempsey rejoined old club Fulham for a two-month stint last term. And the Seattle Sounders striker, 31, is set to head back to England during the MLS close-season. QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke will all be keen..." October 27

  • Tottenham looking at Christoph Kramer transfer to solve slump

    Metro "Spurs technical directer Franco Baldini has personally scouted the 23-year-old on three separate occasion, according to the Sunday People, and Mauricio Pochettino may be ready to sanction a bid for Kramer after watching his side collapse at home to Newcastle earlier today. The midfielder pushed..." October 27

  • Judge Harry when everyone's fit! Tony Fernandes stands by QPR manager Redknapp

    The Express "The Malaysian business man has fully backed under pressure manager Harry Redknapp as QPR have dropped to the bottom of the Premier League with just one win from their opening eight games this season. QPR face fellow strugglers Aston Villa at Loftus Road tonight and Fernandes, who in currently..." October 27

  • Luis Suárez: ‘Am I a racist? No, absolutely not. I was horrified’

    The Guardian "Did I use the Spanish word “negro” in an argument that took place, in Spanish, with Patrice Evra on 15 October 2011 in a game between Liverpool and Manchester United? Yes. Is the word “negro” the same in Spanish as it is in English? No, absolutely not. Am I a racist? No, absolutely..." October 27

  • Josh Harris talks with Steve Parish at 'very advanced' stage as he edges closer to Crystal Palace takeover

    Daily Mail "American tycoon Josh Harris' proposed takeover of Crystal Palace will enter its final stages this week, with a deal close to completion. News broke of Harris' interest in the Selhurst Park club on Friday night, but Sportsmail understands negotiations between the businessman and current Eagles..." October 27

  • Robin van Shirty! Goal saves Man Utd but boss calls him stupid for his strip booking

    Daily Star "Fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal was furious the striker was booked for taking off his shirt to celebrate his equaliser against table-topping Chelsea in the fourth minute of added-time. The 31-year-old was scoring for United for only the third time this season, but he also picked up his third..." October 27

  • Manchester United WILL win the title under Louis van Gaal insists Cristiano Ronaldo

    Sun Belt Sports "Cristiano Ronaldo is backing Louis van Gaal to bring the glory days back to Manchester United. The Real Madrid superstar believes the Premier League club he served from 2003-2009 have finally found a manager capable of living up to the standards laid down by Sir Alex Ferguson. It is..." October 26

  • Man United plot Daley Sinkgraven transfer swoop before rival suitors can make their move

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are ready to step up their interest in Dutch wonderkid Daley Sinkgraven. Louis van Gaal is worried that the Old Trafford giants may lose out on the 19-year-old attacking midfielder to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Liverpool after some eye-catching performances for Heerenveen this..." October 26

  • Jose Mourinho threatens to trip up Angel Di Maria during Chelsea’s match against United

    Metro "The Blues boss – who took out singer Olly Murs during a Soccer Aid charity match at United’s ground in June – joked that he would do the same to his former player if the Argentine tried to dribble past the technical area. Speaking about tripping up Murs, Mourinho said: ‘Did you see the tackle I..." October 26

  • Liverpool eyeing up Saido Berahino as Tottenham also wade in for England Under 21 striker

    Daily Mail "Liverpool will consider a January move for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. The England Under 21 international starlet has been targeted by Tottenham Hotspur and there has been a £15million offer mooted by the north London club. That falls ways short of the price which would..." October 26

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