Tag: Lille

Europa League group stage draw: Manchester United to meet Robin van Persie’s Fenerbahce, Southampton to face Inter Milan

Manchester United will meet Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the group stage of the Europa League. Jose Mourinho’s side were among the top seeds in Friday’s draw and were first out of the pot to be placed in Group A. United will come up against a familar face when they take on Fenerbahce, with former striker Robin van Persie

Antonio Conte fears Chelsea will miss out on their transfer targets such as Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte fears he could be left frustrated in his bid to strengthen the Blues squad before the transfer window closes. Conte has brought in big-money signings in the shape of midfielder N’Golo Kante and forward Michy Batshuayi this summer but has yet to add the defensive reinforcements he desperately needs. The Blues

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

Striker Watt unfazed by critics

Tony Watt sees his move to Hearts as akin to starting “afresh” Tony Watt says he returns to Scotland “a more mature” striker who aims to be remembered for more than his Champions League heroics against Barcelona. Watt shot to fame as an 18-year-old following his winning goal for Celtic in a Champions League game

We’re optimistic & positive – Mannone

Sunderland won three of their last six games to ensure their Premier League survival under Sam Allardyce. Sunderland’s players are in a positive mind frame ahead of the new season despite Sam Allardyce’s departure, insists goalkeeper Vito Mannone. David Moyes was announced as the newly appointed England boss’ replacement on Saturday and is the Black

Costa rumours played down

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has played down suggestions they are lining up a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Costa’s second spell with Atletico, between 2010 and 2014, saw the Spain international score 43 La Liga goals from 94 appearances and prompted Chelsea into bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The Brazil-born striker shone in

Striker O’Grady joins Burton on loan

Chris O’Grady’s goal against Fulham last December was one of just two he managed in 21 appearances last season Striker Chris O’Grady has joined Championship newcomers Burton Albion on a season-long loan from fellow second-tier side Brighton & Hove Albion. The 30-year-old spent last season on loan with Nottingham Forest, making 21 appearances and scoring