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Chelsea striker Diego Costa survives injury scare after Spain training session

27 Mar

Diego Costa suffered an injury scare during a training session with Spain on Sunday, only for tests to confirm that the problem is not serious. The Chelsea striker was forced out of the session with a foot and ankle injury and subsequently underwent X-rays at the Sanitas Clinic in La Moraleja. Costa was passed fit by doctors from the […]

Huge Man Utd claims: Jose Mourinho in talks over £173m move for Barcelona star Neymar

27 Mar

“The Premier League is a championship that amazes me,” Neymar said. “I like the playing style and the teams. And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes. “I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool – these are the teams that are always there fighting. “And then you have high-level coaches like […]

Chris Martin's dramatic late winner gives Scotland much-needed victory over Slovenia

27 Mar


Scotland‘s ailing World Cup qualifying hopes were given a late and much-needed boost when substitute Chris Martin scored a dramatic 88th minute winner which sealed a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Hampden Park. Defender Russell Martin had the ball in the net early in the first half only to be punished for an infringement before […]

England boss makes World Cup pledge to Jermain Defoe after Lithuania win

27 Mar

Defoe, allowed by skipper on the day Joe Hart to lead the team out at Wembley alongside five year old mascot Bradley Lowery, who is terminally ill with a rare form of neuroblastoma cancer, and who has formed a special bond with the Sunderland striker, capturing the hearts of the nation in the last few […]

Jermain Defoe rolls back the years as Gareth Southgate's England show purpose against Lithuania

26 Mar


There had been something in the way Jermain Defoe discussed his return to the fold that told you he was not going to let the moment pass him by. “Try and tick every box,” he told us a week ago, describing the significance of sleep, the right food and “all the boring stuff” that matters […]

England 2 – Lithuania 0: Defoe and Vardy strike as Southgate’s men ease to Wembley win

26 Mar

And England then got their second when Adam Lallana slipped in Vardy who fired his low shot into the net. England went looking for a third in the final moments, but they couldn’t find one as they nevertheless cemented their place at the top of Group F. “It’s good to be back,” Defoe said after […]

Mesut Ozil insists he's 'very comfortable' at Arsenal in biggest hint yet he is set to stay and sign a new contract at the club

26 Mar

Mesut Ozil has hinted he is ready to hand Arsenal a huge boost and commit his long-term future to the club. Ozil, alongside teammate Alexis Sanchez, is yet to agree a contract extension with his current deal at the Emirates set to expire at the end of next season. Both players are understood to be […]

Arsene Wenger to sign new contract: Arsenal boss’ summer transfer plans already underway

26 Mar

The Arsenal boss reportedly wants more competition for Petr Cech in goal with questions marks surrounding current No 2 David Ospina. And Schmeichel is said to fit the bill, having kept 10 clean sheets this season in all competitions for the Foxes. Speaking to broadcaster BeIN Sports yesterday, Wenger revealed his short-term plans with the […]

Romelu Lukaku Exclusive: Everton star makes Chelsea plea as £70m swap deal is lined up

26 Mar

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Lukaku, who Mourinho sold to Everton for £28million in 2014, after he decided not to sign a new contract with the Toffees. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, sacked by Everton last year, hailed his former striker as potentially “the best in the world” ahead of their World Cup qualifier […]

Antoine Griezmann transfer saga shows no signs of easing up as Manchester United weigh up their options

25 Mar


A few weeks ago, Jose Mourinho was talking privately about the prospect of signing a player he greatly wants in Antoine Griezmann – and expressing pessimism at the idea. The Manchester United manager felt at the time that the deal is far too complicated, for a variety of reasons even beyond the buy-out clause. Some […]