Tag Archives: Christoph Kramer

Swans face battle to land striker

17 Aug

West Brom appear to have moved ahead of Swansea in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani after offering £21million. Swans boss Francesco Guidolin has already boosted his strike force with Borja Baston and Fernando Llorente over the last week, but he still wants one more, and Slimani is a target. Eder, Bafetimbi […]

Liverpool’s Allen completes Stoke move

26 Jul

Joe Allen played in every game for Wales at Euro 2016 Stoke City have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool for £13m. The 26-year-old, who had a year left on his contract, was also a target for the Potters’ Premier League rivals Swansea, whom he left to join Liverpool in 2012. “It’s been a […]

Mikel named in Nigeria’s Olympic squad

26 Jul

Mikel has 75 caps and four goals for Nigera Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has been named in Nigeria’s final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 29-year-old Nigeria captain is one of the squad’s permitted quota of three players over the age limit of 23. Watford’s Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester […]

Champions League group stage sides’ transfers

26 Jul

Italy

Arsenal (ENG) In: Granit Xhaka (Mönchengladbach), Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Rob Holding (Bolton) Out: Tomáš Rosický (released), Mathieu Flamini (released), Mikel Arteta (released), Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) Atlético Madrid (ESP) In: Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica), Šime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo), Diogo Jota (Paços de Ferreira) Out: Josuha Guilavogui (Wolfsburg), Matías Kranevitter  (Sevilla, loan) Barcelona (ESP) In: Denis Suárez (Villarreal), […]

Stuart Pearce picks bonkers starting XI for Sam Allardyce’s first match as England boss

25 Jul

The Nottingham Forest great reckons the new manager will recall Chelsea star John Terry in defence.  He also believes Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney will start in midfield even though Jose Mourinho has insisted he should only play in attack. Pearce also thinks that Crystal Palace signing Andros Townsend will feature up front along with […]

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins issues major transfer update

25 Jul

“It’s pretty obvious we need one, maybe two strikers” Swansea chairman, Huw Jenkins The club have failed to match Stoke’s £13m bid for Wales international Joe Allen, who agreed personal terms with the Potters over the weekend. Despite missing out on Allen, Jenkins insists the club are still looking to bolster […]

Stuart Pearce picks bonkers starting XI for Sam Allardyce’s first match as England boss

25 Jul

The Nottingham Forest great reckons the new manager will recall Chelsea star John Terry in defence.  He also believes Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney will start in midfield even though Jose Mourinho has insisted he should only play in attack. Pearce also thinks that Crystal Palace signing Andros Townsend will feature up front along with […]

Darren Fletcher sends warning to wantaway Saido Berahino

14 Jul

Berahino’s future is again in the balance after he turned down a new four-year deal but Fletcher has told him to avoid another strop. Albion must decide whether to sell Berahino or force him to honour the final year of his current contract after he rejected a new contract. But whatever happens, Fletcher says the […]

Stevenage sign West Brom’s Donnellan

14 Jul

Shaun Donnellan joins a Stevenage side that finished 18th in League Two last season West Bromwich Albion defender Shaun Donnellan has joined League Two side Stevenage on loan until January. The 19-year-old has not played a first-team game for the Baggies since coming through their ranks, but has captained the Premier League side’s Under-21s. The […]

Everton name two stands after legends

12 Jul

Kendall (left) led Everton to two First Division titles as well as an FA Cup triumph and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Everton are to rename two of Goodison Park’s stands in honour of club icons Howard Kendall and Sir Philip Carter. The Gwladys Street End will be renamed the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End […]