Tag: John Obi Mikel

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

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

Germany squad for Euro 2016 includes Podolski but not Reus and fans can’t believe it

Lukas Podolski is going to Euro 2016… as a player. The forward has been included in Germany’s team, but Marco Reus has missed out. Podolski spent three years at Arsenal where players enjoy a selfie or two and the 30-year-old was among the most active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so is he also going to the finals to lend the social media

Squads named for Ultimate Champions game

The highlight of the UEFA Champions Festival, which opened under blue skies in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo this afternoon, will undoubtedly be the Ultimate Champions match. The lineups for the game, to be played inside the walls of the beautiful Castello Sforzesco at 16.00CET on Friday, are: AC Milan & Inter LegendsFrancesco Toldo (GK), Cafu,

Leicester City’s Premier League party

Image copyright Getty Images Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy in front of jubilant fans after a 3-1 win against Everton at their King Power Stadium home. The team wrapped up the title on Monday after closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur slipped to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea. But the party got into full swing

The world’s most calamitous punter?

Leicester City have never won the championship in England’s top flight. A football fan has been called the “world’s most calamitous punter” – after losing 5p on a bet on the Foxes to win the Premier league. The unnamed gambler put 50p on Claudio Ranieri’s team to finish top before the season began at odds

Striker’s wages could be a problem – Sullivan

West Ham’s interest in Liverpool striker Christian Benteke could be curtailed by his salary, according to co-chairman David Sullivan. The Belgium international has scored just eight goals in 35 appearances for the Reds, with only one of them coming in 2016, and he does not appear to fit in with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s long-term

FA investigates ‘coin-throwing’

Jack Butland was allegedly hit by a coin in his side’s Premier League win over Aston Villa The Football Association is investigating alleged coin-throwing incidents at Stoke and QPR on Saturday. An object was allegedly thrown at Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland during his side’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. QPR players were apparently targeted as