Tag: Karim Benzema

Real star on radar

Arsenal are reported to have joined Chelsea in the race to sign James Rodriguez, who could leave Real Madrid for £51.5million. Real boss Zinedine Zidane has always insisted the Colombian star is not for sale before the transfer deadline but reports now claim he has had a change of heart. The attacking midfielder has slipped

Defender set to continue in star’s absence

Ryan Bertrand misses out again as Claude Puel takes his Southampton squad to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Friday night. The England international was sidelined for Saints’ 1-1 draw with Watford last weekend and is still not ready to return. Matt Targett is set to continue at left-back but there could be a

Conte praises Costa attitude

Antonio Conte has demanded Diego Costa keep frustrating his rivals in a bid to help Chelsea win trophies. The Spaniard has been a controversial character since moving to England in 2014 and his antics have seen him invite the ire of a number of opponents. Costa is a striker who appears to be at his

Wigan Athletic 3-0 Blackburn Rovers

Will Grigg scored 25 league goals for Wigan last season Will Grigg scored his first league goal of the season to set up Wigan’s victory against Blackburn and their first win since returning to the Championship. Max Power’s scuffed shot allowed Grigg to pounce and nod the Latics ahead. Yanic Wildschut hit the bar for

‘Bully’ Mourinho ‘should be jailed’

Schweinsteiger retired from international football after Euro 2016 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho should be sent to jail for “bullying” Bastian Schweinsteiger, claims a member of world players’ union FifPro. The midfielder, 32, signed a three-year deal in 2015 and played 31 games last term but has trained alone and with the Under-23s since Mourinho

Brighton sign Reading’s Norwood

Oliver Norwood has 38 senior international caps for Northern Ireland Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood from fellow Championship side Reading for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old, who had been with Reading since leaving Huddersfield in 2014, started all four of Northern Ireland’s matches at Euro 2016 in June. The

Stewart ‘irreplaceable’ for Dundee

Greg Stewart scored another two goals against Forfar Dundee manager says Birmingham City target Greg Stewart would be impossible to replace should the striker be sold. Strike partner Kane Hemmings was sold last week after Oxford United triggered a release clause in his contract. Stewart does not have a similar deal, but the 26-year-old has