Tag: Schalke

Real target staying put

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed reported Arsenal target James Rodriguez will not leave the club this summer. The Gunners are closing in on a double deal for Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, who could both be unveiled this week, but reports also suggested last week that a shock deal for Rodriguez could be

Tomkins hails duo

James Tomkins has praised the impact new signings Christian Benteke and Steve Mandanda have already made at Crystal Palace. The duo made their debuts in Tuesday’s comfortable 2-0 EFL Cup second-round defeat of Blackpool, when Tomkins also started for the club for the first time. He spoke of goalkeeper Mandanda’s confidence in possession and of

Crystal Palace 2-0 Blackpool

Scott Dann’s opener was Crystal Palace’s first goal this season Crystal Palace’s £27m record signing Christian Benteke made his debut as the Eagles beat Blackpool in the EFL Cup second round. Centre-back Scott Dann drilled in the opener after Andros Townsend’s cross fell to him in the box. Connor Wickham, who replaced Benteke at half-time,

Stewart heads to Birmingham for medical

Greg Stewart has six goals so far this season, including a double against Forfar Athletic Dundee forward Greg Stewart has agreed personal terms with Championship side Birmingham City and is on his way to the midlands to have a medical. The 26-year-old, in the final year of his contract at Dens Park, had earlier rejected

Gunners eye Serie A defender – Reports

Arsenal watched £15million-rated right-back Bruno Peres play for Torino against Benfica on Wednesday, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners sent scouts to Lisbon for the pre-season clash between the Serie A club and the Portuguese champions with the Brazilian star thought to be the target. Roma reached an agreement to sign the player

Exclusive – New England boss Sam Allardyce backs winter break and insists it helped Sunderland beat relegation

New England manager Sam Allardyce would like to see a winter break introduced to boost the national team’s tournament hopes. Allardyce, 61, has always been keen on a mid-campaign break, often taking his own team away for a few days, fixture list permitting, insisting it helped save former club Sunderland from relegation last season. And

Cuadrado on Milan radar

AC Milan are reportedly lining up a 30million euros offer for Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado. Cuadrado arrived at Stamford Bridge back in February 2015, joining from Fiorentina for just over £23m, but his first-team opportunities have been limited since. The Colombia international has made just 13 Premier League appearances and spent last season on loan

Big Sam’s career in pictures

Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Affectionately known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old has beaten off competition from Hull boss Steve Bruce. England fans won’t need reminding of their team’s abysmal showing under Roy Hodgson at the Euros. He resigned just minutes after the final whistle blew on a 2-1 defeat to Iceland, remember?

Fulham sign Odoi and Chelsea’s Kalas

Tomas Kalas (left) won promotion to the Premier League with Middlesbrough last season while Belgian defender Odoi spent three years at Lokeren after joining from Anderlecht Championship side Fulham have signed Denis Odoi from Belgian club Lokeren for an undisclosed fee, while Tomas Kalas has joined on loan from Chelsea. Full-back Odoi, 28, has agreed