• Gareth Bale gives green light to record-breaking Manchester United move

    The Express "Sunday Express Sport can reveal that the Wales international has been made aware of the Old Trafford interest and their commitment to smashing their club transfer record for the £80 million valued forward. As we reported last week the club’s owners the Glazers want to go down the Galacticos..." December 21

  • Manchester United ‘to make £50m transfer offer for Edinson Cavani’

    Metro "Manchester United are set to make a £50million offer for PSG striker Edinson Cavani, with Louis van Gaal desperate to do a deal. Cavani has emerged as a target for a number of Premier League clubs in the last few months, and looks certain to leave PSG in the new year." December 21

  • Manchester United plot £80m TRIPLE swoop in January

    Daily Star "The Red Devils are confident of completing three deals in the window that will amount to a staggering £80m. Benfica pair Enzo Perez and Nicolas Gaitan are said to be close to agreeing moves while Roma's Kevin Strootman is their No.1 target. " December 21

  • Liverpool to battle Tottenham for former Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain

    Daily Star "Liverpool and Tottenham are set to scrap it out for the Argentinian striker when the window opens. Reports from Italy suggest the striker is not happy at Napoli and is ready for a change of scenery. His spot in the Napoli line up has been under pressure since the emergence of Duvan Zapata..." December 21

  • Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal's £40m Brazilian battle with Barcelona

    The Express "CHELSEA, Manchester United and Arsenal have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Brazilian youngsters Gabriel Barbosa and Malcolm Silva. According to reports in Spain, the two attackers are set to join an elite European side next summer after impressing in their home country. Barbosa, 18,..." December 21

  • Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar signs two-year contract extension at the club

    Daily Mail "Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar has extended his contract with Schalke by two years to June 30, 2017. The Bundesliga club says in a statement that the new deal includes a provision for another year. Huntelaar is Schalke's second highest scorer in the club's history behind Klaus Fischer. " December 20

  • Michael Carrick named vice-captain of Manchester United

    Pro Soccer Talk "One of Manchester United’s most underrated players is finally getting the credit he deserves. Louis van Gaal named Michael Carrick vice-captain of the club today ahead of their match against Aston Villa over the weekend. Carrick missed the beginning of the season while recovering from..." December 20

  • Chelsea defender set for SHOCK Stamford Bridge exit

    The Express "According to reports in Turkey, Jose Mourinho is willing to let the youngster leave in order to aid his development in time for the next campaign. Zouma has found his way to the first team blocked by Gary Cahill and club captain John Terry, whilst Tomas Kalas could return from his loan spell at..." December 20

  • Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling wins European Golden Boy award

    ESPN FC "Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has won the prestigious European Golden Boy award for 2014. The award is given to the best young player in world football and was originally established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport and is voted for by a number of top publications from across the..." December 20

  • Bayern Munich sets record for most points at halfway stage

    Pro Soccer Talk "Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga title the past two seasons, in 2013 by 25 points and in 2014 by 19. This season, they aren’t slowing down. With Bayern’s 2-1 win over Mainz today, the club finished the first half of the season with 45 points through 17 matches, a new Bundesliga..." December 20

  • Louis van Gall has revealed that he will bide his time before deciding whether to sign Falcao permanently.

    Daily Star "The loan hitman, 28, this week spelled out his desire to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. But he's netted just one goal and the £43.5m price-tag is a huge risk for someone who is short on fitness. The United boss wants the former Porto and Atletico Madrid striker to prove he's..." December 20

  • Chelsea almost certain Eden Hazard will sign new £200,000-a-week contract

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are virtually certain Eden Hazard will sign a new five-year contract worth £200,000 per week in the coming weeks. The Belgian's representatives and Blues officials have been locked in discussions for months over an improved contract. And the process is finally coming to a positive..." December 19

  • Joe Hart signs lucrative new Manchester City contract keeping him at the Etihad until 2019

    Daily Mirror "Joe Hart has put pen-to-paper on a brand new contract at Manchester City, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2019. The 27-year-old is the sixth City player to sign a long-term deal in 2014, following Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva. Mirror..." December 19

  • Liverpool ‘to make £50m transfer offer to sign Real Madrid star Karim Benzema’

    Metro "Liverpool are reportedly set to make a £50million bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as they look to solve their striker problems. The Reds need to add more fire power to their ranks in the new year, with Brendan Rodgers’ side struggling for goals this term. And reports suggest..." December 19

  • Lille, Werder Bremen noted frontrunners for Jozy Altidore’s services

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Sunderland Echo has a decent-length write-up on the future of American striker Jozy Altidore at the Stadium Light, and his future is said to currently lie in either France or Germany. The loan destinations have been mentioned in the past, but there are new details regarding Lille’s love for..." December 19

  • Man Utd close to completing stunning £50m DOUBLE Argentine swoop

    The Express "According to A Bola, United scouts were present during Benfica's 2-1 defeat to Braga last night as Louis van Gaal prepares a whopping £50million bid for the Argentina internationals. United came close to signing Perez during the summer transfer window before the midfielder penned a new deal to..." December 19

  • Liverpool's Simon Mignolet set to remain on the bench for Arsenal game

    ESPN FC "Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no plans to recall Simon Mignolet following criticism of the decision to drop him from Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. Mignolet, who had been a Premier League ever-present since his nine million-pound move from Sunderland in June 2013, was replaced by Brad..." December 19

  • Lucas likely to leave Liverpool in January as Inter Milan hold talks over loan deal

    talkSport "Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is in negotiations with Inter Milan about a loan move in January. The Brazilian is reportedly looking for a way out of Anfield this season after finding himself further down the pecking order than expected. Napoli expressed an interest in Lucas' services..." December 19

  • Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

    Sky Sports "Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident England midfielder James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club. The 28-year-old is in the final season of his current deal and would be free to talk to other clubs from next month. Reports emerged this week that contract..." December 19

  • Liverpool set to move for Fabian Delph in summer as Brendan Rodgers won't be given cash for January spree

    Daily Mail "Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to be given money to spend to boost his Liverpool squad in January - putting paid to his hopes of signing Fabian Delph. Liverpool remain in the mix for the Villa midfielder, with Tottenham also in the frame, but any deal will be a free transfer in the..." December 19

  • Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Martin Odegaard visits Barcelona

    Metro "Arsenal and Liverpool target Martin Odegaard has continued his tour of Europe’s biggest clubs after reportedly flying to Spain to visit Barcelona. The highly-rated attacking midfielder – who currently plays for Stromsgodset IF – is wanted by several teams on the continent and spent the early..." December 19

  • Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor available for visit of Burnley, confirms Mauricio Pochettino

    Daily Mirror "Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available again for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Burnley. The Tottenham striker returned to training this week after a spell in Ghana on compassionate leave for personal reasons. Adebayor missed Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup win..." December 19

  • Wenger: How I convinced £33m Alexis Sanchez to snub Liverpool for Arsenal

    The Express "Arsenal head to Merseyside on Sunday (4pm) with Wenger suggesting that Sanchez chose to move to London from Barcelona last summer because the Emirates best suited his style of play. Chilean striker Sanchez will be a focal point at Anfield after Liverpool missed out on landing him as their..." December 19

  • Angel di Maria and Luke Shaw return to training as Manchester United injury crisis eases

    Daily Mail "Angel di Maria could return to the Manchester United squad at Aston Villa after recovering from the slight hamstring tear that has kept him out of the last three games. United’s record £59.7million signing has trained with the first team this week and is ready to add to Louis van Gaal’s..." December 19

  • Arsenal ‘finalising’ transfer deal to sign Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri’

    Metro "Arsenal are finalising a deal to sign Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. Shaqiri, who has been told he can leave Bayern in the January transfer window, has been linked with several Premier League sides, including Liverpool. But reports suggest Arsenal are close to..." December 19

  • Manchester United target Diego Godin insists he will not be leaving Atletico Madrid

    Daily Mirror "Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has ruled out a move to the Premier League. The Uruguayan international has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his defence. Earlier this month, Rojiblacos boss Diego Simeone laughed off..." December 19

  • Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker banned for one game and fined

    BBC "Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the Football Association as punishment for his Super Mario post on social media. The Italian, whose suspension comes into effect immediately, has also been fined £25,000 and must attend an education course. The 24-year-old..." December 18

  • Chelsea star Eden Hazard on the brink of signing new five-year deal

    Metro "Eden Hazard is set to hand Chelsea fans an early Christmas present with reports suggesting he is on the brink of signing a new five-year deal with the club. Despite speculation linking both Real Madrid and the Blues’ Champions League last 16 opponents Paris Saint-Germain with moves for the..." December 18

  • Marco Reus Fined $670,000 For Driving Without A License

    Deadspin.com "German paper Bild reports (paywall) that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has been fined €540,000 after police discovered he had been driving without a license for the past three years. Apparently Reus received five speeding tickets during that time, but somehow police never figured out that he..." December 18

  • Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea ace Ashley Cole will NOT be leaving Roma for Crystal Palace

    The Express "Cole's agent, David Manasseh, said the rumours were "disgraceful" and "gave fans false hope." The former Chelsea left back moved to Italy on a free transfer last summer, but has found himself left out of recent squads by coach Rudi Garcia who has preferred Greek full-back Jose..." December 18

  • Arsenal £26million bid for Barcelona winger Pedro on the cards?

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal will make a £26million bid for Barcelona star Pedro, according to the Daily Express. The move would come as the 27-year-old finds himself struggling for first team opportunities at the Nou Camp, despite his good form since Luis Enrique took the reigns. The Spaniard has scored six and..." December 18

  • Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez rejects TWO jobs amid uncertainty at Anfield

    Daily Star "The former Reds and Chelsea manager is currently discussing a new deal at Napoli and confirmed to the media he's knocked back two new offers. Benitez has been linked with a return to Anfield with Rodgers struggling this term. Liverpool sit 11th in the league, are out of the Champions League..." December 18

  • Harry Redknapp jets to Malaysia to discuss Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch with his chairman

    Daily Mirror "Relegation-threatened Hoops' boss pulled out of TV pundit duty on Bournemouth vs Liverpool cup tie in favour of summit about potential January signings Harry Redknapp cancelled a TV appearance to make a whistle-stop trip to Malaysia to meet with chairman Tony Fernandes. Queens Park Rangers..." December 18

  • Xavi hopeful of managing Barcelona like Pep Guardiola

    ESPN FC "Xavi Hernandez has told El Pais he would like to follow in the managerial footsteps of Pep Guardiola and coach Barcelona. Xavi is contracted at the Camp Nou until 2016 but has admitted his playing days are drawing to an end. The 34-year-old succeeded Guardiola as one of Barca's key players,..." December 18

  • Manchester United's £90million Gareth Bale bid being readied?

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are preparing a record-breaking £90million move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Star. It is believed that the Red Devils have little chance of convincing Bale to move back to the Premier League, but they are preparing to press ahead with the move..." December 18

  • Mesut Ozil yearning for Arsenal return after long injury and admits, 'I miss the ball'

    Daily Mail "Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed he is champing at the bit to make a first-team return after nearly three months out with a knee injury. The 26-year-old last featured for the Gunners against London rivals Chelsea on October 5, but is closing in on a comeback. The Germany star has..." December 18

  • Crystal Palace close to agreeing new deal with Joel Ward

    Daily Star "The 25-year-old defender has been in talks with the club for a while but Warnock feels he can now see light at the end of the tunnel. And the deal is so close the Eagles boss wants it tied up before they host Southampton on Boxing Day. Warnock said: "I spoke to Joel earlier on in the week,..." December 18

  • Everton's Tim Howard offers sympathy for exiled Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

    The Express "Everton goalkeeper Howard offered his Merseyside rival his backing and said he disagreed with Rodgers’ decision to axe Mignolet and replace him with Brad Jones. “It is hard,” said Howard. “I feel for Simon. I know he is Red. It is hard being a goalkeeper, I don’t agree with it. The phrase is..." December 18

  • Stoke City confirm Brek Shea is finalizing move to Orlando City

    Pro Soccer Talk "As reported last weekend, Brek Shea is heading back to Major League Soccer. Orlando City will be his destination. During his weekly press conference on Thursday, Stoke City’s manager Mark Hughes confirmed that Shea has been in talks with Orlando and the finder details are being sorted..." December 18

  • Liverpool’s injured Daniel Sturridge to link up with Boston Red Sox

    Pro Soccer Talk "Daniel Sturridge will be spending Christmas in Boston, as the Liverpool forward aims to speed up his recovery and return from injury. Sturridge has spent time in Los Angeles recently as he has been working to recover from a nagging thigh injury, and the England international will now return to..." December 17

  • Balotelli return to Inter 'impossible'

    ESPN FC "Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti says he will sit down and discuss transfer targets with coach Roberto Mancini after the weekend's game against Lazio, but Mario Balotelli will not be on any list they draw up. Balotelli has been linked with a return to Inter this winter, but former..." December 17

  • Thierry Henry: I WANT to coach Arsenal to Champions League glory

    The Express "The 37-year-old called time on a fabulous 20-year career yesterday and announced he would be working as a pundit for Sky Sports. In the process, the prolific Gunners striker ruled out a second on-field comeback with the north London outfit. After missing out on lifting the Champions League..." December 17

  • Liverpool make Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette January transfer target

    Metro "Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as a potential January transfer target for Liverpool, according to reports. The Reds are keen to add firepower to their squad when the market opens at the turn of the year, with Daniel Sturridge struggling with ongoing injury problems and Mario..." December 17

  • Man United confident David De Gea will sign huge new contract to stay at Old Trafford

    Daily Star "The 24-year-old Spanish stopper's contract runs until June 2016 and United are eager to get an extension sorted. Real Madrid have shown an interest in luring him to Spain to become the long-term replacement for Iker Casillas. But Old Trafford chiefs are unconcerned and they are sure he will..." December 17

  • Liverpool plot audacious Petr Cech move as Reds eye loan deal for Chelsea's backup goalkeeper

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool are making an audacious bid to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech on loan. Brendan Rodgers will press through with his plans to bring in a genuine rival for axed number one Simon Mignolet, and Chelsea have not dismissed completely the idea of a loan for Cech. They now don't see..." December 17

  • Jose Mourinho: Chelsea CANNOT win the quadruple

    Daily Star "The Chelsea boss saw his men clinch a Capital One Cup semi-final spot with an impressive 3-1 win at Championship high-fliers Derby. Mourinho's men sit top of the Premier League, kick off their FA Cup bid with a third-round tie against Watford and are in the last 16 of the Champions..." December 17

  • Real Madrid prepared to SMASH transfer record to sign Man Utd star David de Gea

    The Express "According to Spanish reports, Carlo Ancelotti remains unconvinced with his limited goalkeeping options, and is already looking to replace the departing Iker Casillas. The Italian hopes De Gea can replicate Casillas' legendary status at the Bernabeu, and is prepared to offer big money to secure..." December 17

  • Crystal Palace planning audacious swoop to sign Roma defender Ashley Cole on loan

    Daily Mail "Crystal Palace are exploring an audacious move to bring Ashley Cole to Selhurst Park on loan next month. Palace manager Neil Warnock has identified a new left back as a top priority when the transfer window reopens in January. Sportsmail can reveal Palace tried to land Cole ahead of the..." December 17

  • Chelsea doctor asked three times for stretchers after Zouma injury, says Cech

    The Guardian "Petr Cech has revealed Chelsea’s doctor had to ask more than three times for the stretcher bearers to attend the stricken Kurt Zouma at Derby County on Tuesday night, though the goalkeeper believes his helmet saved the defender from more serious injury following their “huge hit” of heads. The..." December 17

  • Liverpool suffer major blow as Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri closes in on Wolfsburg move

    Daily Mail "Bayern Munich reject Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to snub Liverpool when he leaves the German giants next year. The Swiss international has made only three league starts for Bayern this season, and has long been angling for a move away from the club. Liverpool have led the race to sign Shaqiri for..." December 17

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