Tag: Christoph Kramer

Swans face battle to land striker

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

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

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

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),

Stevenage sign West Brom’s Donnellan

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

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