Tag Archives: Christian Atsu

Football chief charged over £30m fraud

19 Jul

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anton Zingarevich, left, bought 51% of shares in Reading FC from former owner Sir John Madejski in 2012, but failed to take over the club by the October 2013 deadline Reading FC’s former majority shareholder has been charged with embezzlement, a Russian media outlet says. Anton Zingarevich was being […]

Transfer News: Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen urged to sign and Everton want Porto star

26 Jun

The Swans are ready to meet Liverpool’s £10million valuation for Allen, 26, after having an initial £8m bid rejected. And that would delight Taylor, who rates his pal as one of the best midfielders in the business. Taylor praised Allen for a slide-rule pass to Aaron Ramsey against Russia which demonstrated his undoubted ability. He […]

There is a new Page in Northampton’s history

8 Jun

Northampton have appointed Rob Page as the club’s new manager. The 41-year-old former Wales international joins the Sky Bet League Two champions from Port Vale, who are now searching for a replacement. Page replaces Chris Wilder, who left the Cobblers after leading […]

Di Matteo ‘honoured’ to get Villa job

5 Jun

Roberto Di Matteo led Chelsea to the FA Cup and Champions League in 2012 but was sacked in November of that year New Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo says “it’s a wonderful honour” to take charge at Villa Park. The relegated Premier League club officially announced his appointment on Friday, confirming the news that […]

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger plays down talk of Roma exit: ‘I know nothing. I am only focused on Euro 2016’

4 Jun

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has palmed off questions over his future – amid talk of a £20m bid from Chelsea. New Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the centre-back, 23, and he will put him high on his list of transfer targets when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy’s Euro […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

3 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, May 31: Atletico Madrid prepare ‘huge’ Costa bid, Barcelona target Man United star and MORE

31 May

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is preparing a huge bid to bring striker Diego Costa back from Chelsea. (Daily Star) In-demand and out-of-contract striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could choose to join his former club Malmo ahead of Manchester United this summer. (The Sun) Barcelona are considering a swoop for […]

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin in line to replace injured Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad

30 May

Hector Bellerin will be included in Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championship if Dani Carvajal fails to prove his fitness, Vicente del Bosque has confirmed. The Arsenal full-back only made his debut for the reigning champions on Sunday, playing the full 90 minutes of the 3-1 friendly win over Bosnia. Bellerini, orignally named on the standby list […]

Graded: Every Premier League manager’s season performance assessed

26 May

While the likes of Claudio Ranieri and Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed seasons to remember, big names like Jose Mourinho and Steve McClaren would sooner forget 2015/16. Other managers like Manuel Pellegrini, Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp weren’t as extreme, with clear highs and lows during their campaigns at the helm of some of England’s biggest […]

DAVID WOODS COLUMN: Sam Allardyce is underrated, blame booze for Man Utd v West Ham scenes

13 May

There’s something old school about ‘Fireman Sam’s’ look. The moustache may have gone, but the hardcore gum-chewing continues. The 61-year-old looks more bouncer than boss and the accent – a mix of his native Black Country and Lancashire, where he has spent much of his career – does him no favours either. The nickname, ‘Big […]