Andy Gray is hoping managerless Everton set their sights on Mark Hughes. The Toffees ended Roberto Martinez’s three-year reign on Thursday after a hugely disappointing season at Goodison Park. Frank de Boer and Ronald Koeman have been installed as the favourites to succeed the Spaniard but Gray believes the Merseysiders should target their former striker Hughes.
IN November Starsport was the only British paper to reveal Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi has tested positive for stanozolol. The anabolic steroid was found in a urine sample given after a Champions League match against Arsenal. UEFA later confirmed it was the same drug used by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Olympics.
“I want to begin with an apology to all Aston Villa fans for my actions in recent weeks, especially at a time when it is devastating for everyone involved with the club”
He is currently at the centre of a club investigation into his behaviour and has been exiled
Peter Whittingham’s injury time penalty secured victory over 10-man Bolton Russell Slade says Cardiff City face a “cup final” against play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday next Saturday. The Bluebirds snatched a late 2-1 win against Bolton to close the gap on sixth-placed Wednesday to four points. Cardiff must win at Hillsborough on the penultimate weekend of
Meanwhile it has emerged that unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure is desperate to remain in the Premier League when he leaves the Etihad. Toure is expected to snub a summer move to Inter Milan in the hope of securing a deal to another English team. The Ivorian powerhouse, 33 next month, has yet to be offered
Tjaronn Chery has scored 10 goals in 36 appearances for QPR so far this season Tjaronn Chery’s late penalty helped Queen Park Rangers rescue a point against Leeds at Elland Road. Leeds, who are now without a win in four games, took a deserved lead with 20 minutes left as Chris Wood netted his first
Leighton Baines has claimed Everton’s players lack chemistry after a third successive Premier League defeat at the weekend. The Toffees fell to a 1-0 loss at Manchester United on Sunday and were booed off by the travelling fans, whose side are 12th in the table and level on points with Bournemouth.
Although Roberto Martinez’s side
Toby Alderweireld has recovered from a stomach bug and is expected to be passed fit for Spurs’ trip to face Liverpool on Saturday. Alderweireld has overcome the illness he picked up on international duty with Belgium and should be fine to continue his unbroken run of Premier League starts this season.
England striker Harry Kane
West Ham are on the verge of signing Valencia striker Toni Martinez in a £750,000 deal. The highly-valued 18-year-old has scored more than 100 goals for Valencia’s youth teams and is acknowledged as one of the brightest prospects in Spanish junior football. The deal is expected to go through in the next week. “With Martinez,