Tag Archives: Arsenal

Wayne Rooney retains the England captaincy as Sam Allardyce encourages him to follow Jay Jay Okocha's example

30 Aug

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Sam Allardyce has told Wayne Rooney to continue in his role as England captain – by following the leadership blueprint of Jay Jay Okocha. Manchester United forward Rooney, who succeeded Steven Gerrard as England captain following the 2014 World Cup, retains the armband following Allardyce’s appointment as Roy Hodgson’s successor as manager. The 30-year-old will lead […]

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart leaves England camp to undergo medical ahead of Torino loan move

30 Aug

Joe Hart has been given permission to leave the England training camp so he can undergo a medical ahead of a proposed move to Torino. The Serie A club have been in talks with Manchester City over a loan move for the Three Lions goalkeeper, and it appears as if the 29-year-old is edging closer […]

Albion seal £13m Spurs swoop

29 Aug

West Brom have signed Nacer Chadli from Tottenham for a club record fee of £13million. The midfielder has penned a four-year deal at The Hawthorns but his fee will soon be eclipsed when the Baggies complete an expected £15million deal for Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho. Belgium international Chadli spent three years at Spurs and becomes […]

Hendrick set to sign

29 Aug

Hull are reported to be closing in on a move for Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick after agreeing a £10million fee with the Rams. The Tigers are stepping up their attempts to sign a host of players before Wednesday’s transfer deadline, and Hendrick is high on their list of targets. The Republic of Ireland […]

Football fan’s 93-ground record bid

29 Aug

Image copyright Ed Wood Image caption Mr Wood is raising money for Prostate Cancer UK and is hoping to finish his challenge early next year to regain his title A football fan is taking four months off work in a bid to regain a record for attending a match at every English league ground in […]

Marshall move: Cardiff ‘going nowhere’

29 Aug

The impending sale by Cardiff City of captain David Marshall to Hull City has been described as “a joke” by former midfielder David Giles. The Bluebirds could receive up to £5m for the Scotland goalkeeper. But Giles says the 31-year-old is worth at least £8m, underlining Cardiff’s malaise in the Championship. “They are going to […]

Picture Special: Take a look at the incredible supercars owned by football’s biggest stars

29 Aug

Footballers who ply their trade at the highest level receive such enormous pay packets it seems they struggle to spend their wages. The Premier League’s best-paid player, Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney, earns an obscene £300,000 per week. And he’s built up quite a collection of incredible cars over the years. He’s got a jaw-dropping […]

Arsenal poised to announce double deal tomorrow: Medicals passed, confirmation due

29 Aug

Arsenal have activated the Spain forward’s £17.1m release clause, forcing Deportivo to sell. He too has passed his medical after flying into London last week. The 27-year-old will host a press conference today to say goodbye to the Deportvo fans. Mustafi, meanwhile, revealed yesterday how Germany team-mate Mesut Ozil helped convince him to join. He […]

Leicester keen on Sporting’s Slimani

29 Aug

Algerian Islam Slimani has 31 goals in his 46 games for Sporting Lisbon Premier League champions Leicester City are in talks with Sporting Lisbon to sign Algeria forward Islam Slimani. Sporting want £34.1m (40m euros) for the 28-year-old, which the Foxes consider unrealistic. Slimani, who is keen on a Premier League move, has been at […]

West Ham make move for City misfit

29 Aug

West Ham have launched a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony but they face competition. City boss Pep Guardiola has deemed Bony surplus to requirements and the Etihad Stadium outfit are actively seeking a new club for the Ivorian forward before the transfer window closes. The Hammers are keen to boost their attacking options […]