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Rafa Benitez not worried about Newcastle’s disastrous start to the season

17 Aug

Wantaway Moussa Sissoko is ruled out tonight along with new signing Mo Diame and Benitez insists if no club matches Newcastle’s £35m, he will be happy tokeep the French midfielder. “If someone wants Moussa, they have to pay and if we are happy with the price, we will consider but if we are not happy, […]

Given happy to serve Stoke

1 Aug

Shay Given believes he has an important role to play serving as experienced back-up to first-choice Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland. The 40-year-old, who last week announced his retirement from international football for Republic of Ireland, is again set to be behind Butland in boss Mark Hughes’ options in the goalkeeper department at the Bet365 Stadium. […]

Arsenal news: Per Mertesacker injury gives Arsene Wenger centre-back headache for new season

26 Jul

Arsenal are set to start the season with neither of their senior centre-backs fit to face Liverpool on 14 August. Per Mertesacker will miss the start of the season with a potentially serious knee injury that ruled him out of the pre-season trip to the United States. While the extent of that injury is not […]

Klavan to solve Reds crisis

18 Jul

Liverpool are reportedly close to securing a deal for Augsburg’s Ragnar Klavan as they look to address their defensive crisis. Reports claim that the Merseyside outfit have offered a fee in the region of £4.2million for the centre-back and the deal should be completed this week. Jurgen Klopp has been left short of options defensively […]

Wanyama makes Spurs bow

9 Jul

Victor Wanyama made his Tottenham debut as his new side recorded a 3-0 friendly success over Nottingham Forest. The Kenyan international moved to White Hart Lane on a five-year deal from Southampton for a reported £11million fee last month and he played alongside Ryan Mason at the heart of the Spurs midfield as they defeated […]

West Brom sign QPR’s Matt Phillips

7 Jul

Matt Phillips (left) helped QPR to promotion in 2013-14 and made 25 Premier League appearances. West Brom have signed Matt Phillips from Championship side QPR on a four-year deal reported to be worth £5.5m. Midfielder Phillips, 25, spent three seasons with QPR, playing 94 times and scoring 14 goals. The Scotland international helped the R’s […]

Slade ‘instigated’ Cardiff departure

13 Jun

Russell Slade replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of Cardiff in October 2014 Russell Slade says he “instigated” his departure from Cardiff City to become manager of Charlton. Slade was moved to head of football in Cardiff in May and replaced as manager by Paul Trollope. The former Grimsby Town and Brighton boss left the […]

Stoke reportedly make bid for exciting talent Ramadan Sobhi

13 Jun

ESPN say while the 18-year-old has also been on Arsenal’s radar, Stoke are leading the race to sign the Egypt international. Sobhi is viewed as one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from Egypt and has scored one goal in his six appearances for the national team, after breaking into the side at the […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

1 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, […]

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

29 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 […]