Tag: Mehdi Benatia

Vokes shocked by Barton’s Ibrox switch

Sam Vokes and Joey Barton were tema-mates at Burnley Sam Vokes has admitted to surprise that Joey Barton gave up another shot at the Premier League to join Rangers. Midfielder Barton helped Burnley to the Championship title this season and an instant return to England’s top flight. “I’m gutted that Joey has gone,” said Wales

Former Liverpool defender Agger retires

Agger announced his retirement at his childhood club, fifth-tier Rosenhoj in the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidovre. Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has retired from football. The 31-year-old Denmark international left Anfield to return to former club Brondby in 2014 and his contract expired at the end of the season. “It’s sad, but it is the

Saints braced for manager snub

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is expected to reject the chance to replace Ronald Koeman at Southampton but they have alternative targets. Cherries manager Howe is rated as Southampton’s top choice to succeed Koeman should the Dutchman complete a move to Everton. It is understood that Saints and Everton are currently in talks regarding a compensation package,

20 footballers you won’t believe are the same age

Some players just look older – we’re looking at you, Diego Costa – while others (such as Paulo Dybala) presumably need to produce their IDs when buying paracetamol. Have a look at 20 players you won’t believe are the same age beginning with Cristiano Ronaldo and Hendry Thomas, by clicking the arrow above, right. Yes, talkSPORT promises Lazio’s

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

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin in line to replace injured Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad

Hector Bellerin will be included in Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championship if Dani Carvajal fails to prove his fitness, Vicente del Bosque has confirmed. The Arsenal full-back only made his debut for the reigning champions on Sunday, playing the full 90 minutes of the 3-1 friendly win over Bosnia. Bellerini, orignally named on the standby list

The most successful football clubs from Europe’s top four leagues revealed – ranked by total trophies won

Real Madrid’s 2016 Champions League final victory marked the club’s record 11th success in the European Cup. It’s Real’s second Champions League win in the past three seasons, as they succeed rivals Barcelona as European champions. But Real have claimed just one Spanish league title since 2008, while Barca have won six in that time,

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

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