Tag Archives: Edin Dzeko

EXCLUSIVE: Sir Geoff Hurst – Marcus Rashford reminds me of myself before 1966 glory

8 Jun

“Rashford, I think, will have the same attitude as me” Sir Geoff Hurst Hurst told Starsport: “This is a young squad, probably the youngest squad since ’66, I think. “We’ve got some very good young attacking players. How long is it since we’ve had two front players who have scored 20 […]

Premier League clubs ranked by wage costs from the 2014/15 season – from smallest to biggest spenders

2 Jun

Financial auditors Deloitte have released their annual report on football finances and the results make fascinating reading. The statistics largely relate to the financial year of 2014/15, and we’ve got the Premier League wage bill numbers for you to digest in our slideshow above. Take a look at where you club ranks and how it […]

Arsenal and Manchester United to battle it out for Wolfsburg’s £19m defender Ricardo Rodriguez

2 Jun

Arsenal and Manchester United are ready to battle it out for the signature of Ricardo Rodriguez, according to reports in Germany. The defender has been a regular for Wolfsburg since joining the club in 2012, racking up over 150 appearances. The 23-year-old has also excelled for Switzerland in major tournaments and clubs are now taking […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, May 27: Mourinho given ‘hands off’ warning over Chelsea star, Guardiola wants £200m Man City overhaul

28 May

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers… Reports are varied over how much Jose Mourinho will be paid in his deal to become Manchester United, with the Daily Express quoting £10million-a-year, while the Daily Mail claim he will earn £15m-a-year in the Old Trafford hotseat. It is also reported the Portuguese coach will get […]

Antonio Conte’s pal reveals all: This is what he wants to do at Chelsea

23 May

“Marcello Lippi publicly scolded him and since that ­moment Conte ­embraced his new role despite not liking it” Angelo Di Livio European heavyweights Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain have both been linked with the 25-year-old. But Di Livio, who played alongside the incoming Blues chief at Juventus and for Italy, has […]

Rafa not interested in Big Sam’s ‘mind games’

29 Apr

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has brushed aside Sam Allardyce’s suggestion that Crystal Palace could roll over on Saturday. The Sunderland manager, whose side currently lead the Magpies in the race for Premier League safety by a single point, said on Thursday that if he were a betting man, he would put his money on Newcastle […]

The return of Rafa: How Newcastle boss Benitez will try to down old club Liverpool

22 Apr

Benitez has axed big-money buys Jonjo Shelvey, Alex Mitrovic and Gini Wijnaldum, resurrected the Toon careers of Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote and found a new leader in Jamaal Lascelles. Against City, Newcastle performed with an energy and intensity which if replicated this weekend , won’t allow Liverpool to boss proceedings in the way they […]

Chelsea FC news: Willian reveals Copa America and Olympic ambitions

20 Apr

Chelsea midfielder Willian wants to play in both the Copa America and the Rio Olympics this summer. The 27-year-old, Chelsea’s leading performer in a woeful season for last term’s Premier League champions, hopes an agreement can be reached between the Blues and the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF). The playmaker has made 50 appearances for club […]

Ledley sets survival target

6 Apr

Joe Ledley is confident Crystal Palace will stay in the Premier League and is targeting another three points to secure survival. Palace were flying high in the first half of the season, but following an alarming slump in form since Christmas, now find themselves in a relegation battle. Saturday’s 2-2 draw against West Ham earned […]

Manchester United boss shock: Louis van Gaal set to stay and splash out £80m this summer

5 Apr

Van Gaal has been on the brink of being sacked a number of times this season, with United exiting the Champions League at the group stages and falling off the pace in the title race. Jose Mourinho, sacked by Chelsea in December, is the odds-on favourite with bookmakers to be the next United boss. But […]