West Brom fans weren’t exactlyimpressed by the business carried out by the club in the summer transfer window.TheBaggies missed out on a host of targets –William Carvalho andIgnacio Camacho among them – and only managed to bring inAllan Nyom and Hal Robson-Kanu on deadline day.With Tony Pulis still keen to strenurnemouth.The Mali international has scored two stunning goals for Saints this season following his switch from Standard Liege.”Nathan could train this week with the team. This is a good message how far he is and if he really can play tomorrow I havegthen his squad, they have been forced to look at free agents and are now weighing up deals forMohamed Sissoko and Marouane Chamakh.The duo will appear for the club in a friendly againstDelhi Dynamos on Saturday,and news of their Hawthorns trial has not improved the mood ofsupporters.Sissoko counts Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain among his former clubs but has endurby is headed on loan to Millwall for the upcoming season.The Republic of Ireland U21 star will be playing in the Championship next term as he seeks regular game time.Molumby has also put pen to paper on a two year contract with Brighton, as he hopes ed disappointing recent spells at Levante andShanghai Shenhua.Chamakh, meanwhile, has a less than impressive goalscoring record, havingfound the net just 15 times in thePremier League in the past six years with Arsenal,Crystal Palace and West Ham [loan].Check out some of the reaction from West Brom fans about thepotential deals for the duo…
Arsenal and Manchester United artnership which sees Dutch isotonic drinks manufacturer Osonyq become the club‘s official sports drinks partner, reports, /.Continuing the brand’s expansion across European premier leagues, the agreement includes Everton’s men’s, women’s, and youth target Edinson Cavani has suggested that he has no intention of leaving Paris Saint-Germain after holding showdown talks about his future.Both Premier League clubs have kept close tabs on the Uruguayan, especially when it looked like he may need to leave the French capital.Cavani’s future had looked unclear as he had grown frustrated by playing out wide, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic usually preferred as the central striker.However with the Swede now at Manchester United, Cavani has been deployed in his preferred position – and he has scored tengoals in tenLigue 1 games so far this term.Now he has revealed that he is more than happy at PSG after holding discussions about his role iner United fullback Luke Shaw says Arsenal deserve greater criticism for their struggles this season.Shaw feels United have copped both barrels from the media compared to their London rivals.He said, “You need to have a thick skin to play football a the side during the summer.He told Le Parisien: “I did not leave former clubs because they did not want me any longer but because each time I would take my career to the next level.“But today, I am here, in one of the best teams in the world, and that fills me with joy.“In football, things have to be clear. In previous years, I have maybe sometimes expressed my desire to play in my true position, but I have always respected the decision of the manager.“It was not that I did not want to stay at PSG. But in my position, there was a great player, Ibra. I liked PSG but I wanted to continue my career as a striker.“At the end of last season, I had a meeting with the board where they told me I would be playing as a striker, and, for that moment on, I was happy. That is clear.”
This Tuesday morning on Sportsday we look ahead to England vs Spain tonight at Wembley.Ahead of the match there are reports that the FA have drawn up a £1.5 million-a-year contract until 2020 that they will offer Gareth Southgate after tonight’s match.We also discuss Daniel Sturridge and his Liverpool future, according to the Daily MirrorSturridge is ready to quit Liverpool.And we also bring youthe latest from the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 as an’t escape the daily grind by sipping on posh Lavazza coffee. The Italian brand, which is the clubs’s official supplier, is available throughout the Emirates.However, the club’s hardworking behind the scenes crew are told to sup instant coffee on maAndy Murray kicked off his campaign with a wirm launched by Spanish football’s LaLiga, has reached 300,000 registered users, according to LaLiga president Javier Tebas who was speaking at the World Football Summit in Madrid, reports SportBusiness.LaLiga Sports TV offers free live coverage of van over Marin Cilic.All brought to you by Will Gavin and the team.
Tottenham Hotspur bid farewell to White Hart Lane on Sunday as they play their finalgame in the grand old stadium.Spurs will host Manchester United before paying homage to heroes past and present who have graced the turf.Former players will take to the field for once last time to be lauded by the Tottenham faithful.Some, like current defensive favourites Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, are renowned for stoppinfrom Southampton to Arsenal was neelder Sean Longstaff has revealed new teammate Nabil Bentaleb’s advice.Longstaff admits they’ve been talking about his football and his form.He told the Evening Chronicle: “I’m a young lad, I’m still learning my trade and after food last night [Mondagotiated by the minute, it has been revealed.Alan Gernon explained a clause in Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Reds deal in his book, The Transfer Market: The Inside Stories.”Following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s move to Arsenal g goals rather than scoring them.So, during the Premier League era, which defenders and goalkeepers have kept the most clean sheets for Tottenham at White Hart Lane? Click the right arrow above to find out…
Man United are currentity are prepared to BLOCK Islam Silmani’s dream return to the Premier League.On-loan with AS Monaco, the striker is prepared to cut short the spell to return to England where he is fielding interest from Tottenham and Manchester United this week.Howely on a pre-season tour of America and so our mates at Full Time Devils hopped on a flight over there, too.And while they were there, they caught up with fans from across the Atlantic to test their knowledge of Mancunian vernacular.To their credit, the Yank supporters gaveh defender Nathan Ake this month.The Sun says the Blues are keen to enact their £40million buy-back option for Ake, who has developed into a top class centre-back while playing for Bournemouth.And Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for 23-year- it a go, but comeup short, as presumably almost everyone else outside of Manchester did, too.United have enjoyed a strong pre-season so far, with a highlight being the 3-1 win against Barcelona in Santa Clara.No need for skirking, then.
Liverpool are looking to move top of the Premier League table with a win against Walter Mazzarri’s Watford on Sunday afternoon.The Reds have looked irresistible this season, with their attack striking fear into the hearts of every top flight manager.The Hornets are looking to stifle this attack, knowing that a win will move the Hertforshire club into an incredible SIXTH place.So just who will be facing off in theAnfield clash, ?The confirmed teams are in full, below…Karius, Clyne, Lucas, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Can, Lallana, Mane, Coutinho, FirminoMignolet, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Ejamo Werner is on his way to Tottenham in the summerester United striker Romelu Lukaku is hoping for offers from the LaLiga to arrive.Lukaku wants to play in Spain over Italy, despite interest from Inter Milan, says AS.The ex-Everton man is reportedly open to a move to the San Siro, and is grateful to.The German striker was linked with a move to Liverpool in the press today.Leipzig seized on the story and made a joke about it through their official Twitter account.The club issued a reply regardingria, Origi, SturridgeGomes; Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Pereyra; Deeney, IghaloPantilimon, Mariappa, Kabasele, Zuniga, Watson, Guedioura, Sinclair
Here are thetop headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United captain Wayne Rooneyis ready to quit the Premier League club in the summer for a mega final payday in China. Ambitious Far-East clubs are willing to pay him as much as £1MILLION a week. West Ham United last night received an improved bid of £27.2 million for Dimitri Payetand boss Slaven Bilic has urged the board to accept the offer.Chelsea legend Frank Lampard,a free agent after leaving New York City, says he has “turned down a few Premit on the signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic.The fullback was expected to complete a move to the Gunners from the Scottish treble winners.However, a report in The Sun suggests that a £15 million offer was rejected.Celtic want close to twice as mucer League offers” in an interview with former England teammate Jamie Carragher. Antonio Contehas admitted he doesn’t know whetherBranislav Ivanovicwill remain aChelseaplayer past this month.Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjin’t ruling out selling Kurt Zouma to Everton this summer.The Everton-transfer-news-Kurt-Zouma-Chelsea”>Daily StarEverton-transfer-news-Kurt-Zouma-Chelsea”> says the talented defender spent last season on loan at Goodison Park and impressed.A permanenn have turned their attentions to formerChelseastriker Alexandre Pato after missing out on Diego Costa.Watford are considering an eye-watering offer approaching £27 million for out-of-form strikerOdion Ighalofrom China – following recent links with West Brom – and will let him go this month. Chelseawill turn their attention to Paris Saint-Germain stopperSalvatore Sirigu if their bid for Craig Gordon fails.Ryan Giggs has revealed how Manchester United players found out the club had signed Cristiano Ronaldo – while on a team bus!
Ray Wilkins insists Jose Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford will be a failure if they don’t qualify for the Champions League.United are still in the hunt for a top four finish in the Premier League, and could also book their place at Europe’s top table with victory in the Europa League.And Wilkins claims it’s vital they get that by one route or the other.Asked on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast how the season would be judged if Untied miss out on that target, Wilkins replied: “I would say it’s been a failure. Manchester United can’t afford to be out of the Champions League.“They should coast this Europa League and that’s why Jose was so disappointed last night  because he sees this as the best route into the Champions League. And don’t forget that would be a second trophy this season [after the League Cup], so already he’d be starting to win for Manchester United.“It’s imperdefender Jesus Vallejo.The on-loan Real Madrid centre-half is ready to quit his season-long deal this month and return to Spain.Real are eager to loan him out again and has offers from Granada and Leganes. However, Vallejo is yet to make a choice.Intative they qualify for the Champions League otherwise [any deal for] Griezmann will go out s Brian Barry-Murphy says they’re up for an upset against FA Cup opponents Newcastle United.Speaking with Chronicle Live, Barry-Murphy has been talking up the cup tie.“We all wanted to play against Newcastle. It is going to be great for Rochdale,” of the window, [any deal for] Lukaku will go out of the window and Pogba will be wondering what he’s done because that will be the second year without it.”
Liverpool will have to step up their interest in Roma striker Mattia Destro – if they want to land the Italian international during the as earned a stay at the club that will last for 12 months, with the option to add another year.A local lad, Wilson plays as a left-sided central defender.He was kept on as a scholar last summer. Now he will move on to the professional setup, as he imJanuary transfer window.Brendan Rodgers is keen current predicament.United find themselves two points off the bottom three places in the league after a 1-0 loss away to Newcastle United.While many believe boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is out of his depth at United, Neville believes the Glazers and Ed to bring in Destro, 23, to strengthen his side’s attack at Anfield but will have to move quickly as Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham .But, according to the Corriere dello Sport, AC Milan have approached Roma to sign Destro on loan with a view to a permanent move at the end of the season.However, the sticking point in that transfer is the £4m loan payment Roma are demanding up front, which opens the door for Liverpool to move quickly in the race for the former Siena hitman.Destro has hit four goals in 15 appearances this term and Liverpool view the striker as the perfect poacher to fill the void left by Luis Suarez and the injury-hit Daniel Sturridge.
Monaco will be looking to take a step closer to playing in only their second ever European Cup final when they takjaer admits he fluffed his team selection for defeat at Bournemouth.United’s former Norway striker Josh King grabbed the winner for the Cherries.And Solskjaer admitted: “We are disappointed but when you come to places like this you have to take contke on Juventus in the semi-finals of the Champions League.The Ligue 1 leaders have established themselves as one of the continent’s most exciting outfits and will hope to secure a first-leg advantage against their glamorous opponents.This is the second time the two clubs have faced each other in a Champions League semi-final, with Juventus triumphing 19 years ago, before losing to Real Madrid in the final.The Stade Louis II plays host to tonight’s match, and you can follow all the action via talkSPORT’s live commentary – which you can listen to by clicking .Subasic, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe, Dirar, Bakayoko, Fabinho, Silva, Lem either as a winger or an attacking midfielder, is reported to have a release clause of €25 million (£21.61m).Brandt has previously said that he is happy at Leverkusen and is not interested in a move either to one of the club’s Bundesliga rivals oar, Mbappe, FalcaoDe Sanctis, Jorge, Raggi, Touré, Moutinho, Cardona, GermainBuffon,Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Pjanic, Marchisio,Dani Alves, Dybala, Mandzukic,HiguainNeto, Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Asamoah, Lemina, Rincon, Cuadrado
Blackburn became the first Premier League winners to be relegated to League One despite beating Brentford 3-1 on the final day of the Sky Bet Championship season.Rovers were demoted on goal difference after Birmingham and Nottingham Forest both won.Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Guthrie gave Blackburn the perfect start as they found themselves two up inside 16 minutes, but results elsewhere soon began to go against them.Lasse Vibe pulled one back for Brentford in the second half, before Craig Conway’s penalty restored Blackburn’s two-goal lead.Che Adams grabbed Birmingham’s winner 16 minutes in for a 1-0 victory at Bristol City as Harry Redknapp’s side survived.Forest thrashed Ipswich 3-0 on an eventful afternoon for Britt Assombalonga.The striker scored a penalty two minutes before half-time before Chris Cohen fired in a second from distance after the break.Assombalonga then had a second spot-kick saved by Bartosz Bialkowski, although he did complete his brace in the 69th minute.Elsewhere Newcastle snatched the title after Aston Villecker says there’ll no time to reflect on being crowned club world champions.The Reds were crowned world champions for the first time in their history when lifting the FIFA Club World Cup by beating Flamengo 1-0 in Qatar on Saturday. Having already wa equalised late on against Brighton.Rafael Benitez’s side were 3-0 winners against Barnsley thanks to goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and Dwight Gayle.Glenn Murray’s penalty looked to have sealed victory and top spot for the Seagulls, with Nathan Baker sent off conceding the spot-kick, but Jack Grealish grabbed a late leveller for Villa.Leeds ended their season with a 1-1 draw at Wigan, coming from behind as Chris Wood netted from the spot for his 30th goal of the season.Wolves finished in 15th after a 1-0 home victory over Preston, while Derby were held to a 1-1 draw at relegated Rotherham and Norwich beat QPR 4-0 at Carrow Road.Reading, who won 4-2 at Burton, will face Fulham in the play-offs. The Cottagers won 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls will face Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town, who have lost successive matches after being beaten 3-0 at home to Cardiff.Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Aston VillaBrentford 1-3 Blackburn RoversBristol City 0-1 Birmingham CityBurton Albion 2-4 ReadingHuddersfield Town 0-3Cardiff CityNewcastle United 3-0 BarnsleyNorwich City 4-0 Queens Parkr says Dean Henderson will return to Manchester United and have a good career. The goalkeeper is on loan at Sheffield United, but was unable to face the Red Devils in their 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane on Sunday.Despite signing David De Gea to a long-ter RangersNottingham Forest 3-0 Ipswich TownRotherham United 1-1 Derby CountySheffield Wednesday 1-2 FulhamWigan Athletic 1-1 Leeds UnitedWolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Preston North End
A win at alesar Azpilicueta helped former club Olympique Marseille in their market work last summer.While Chelsea have failed to make any new signings these past six months, it’s been revealed Azpilicueta assisted OM in their swoop for Villarreal defender Alvarl costs attitude is a must-have when it comes to being a Premier League superstar.If you’re going to succeed you need to push yourself and your team-mates to the limit.Unfortunately, this exuberance can lead to players committing fouls across the pitch as they attempt to win the ball ahead of their opponents.But which Premier Leaguigned PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.The Frenchman arrives in Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain on a year-long loan with Keylor Navas heading in the opposite direction.Areola underwent his medical examinations on the weekend and arrives at the Estadio e star has conceded the most fouls? Click the right arrow above to find out…
Nantes president Waldemar Kita has ruled out the possibility of Sergio Conceicao replacing Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City.The 42-year-old was only appointed manager of Nantes in December, but he has already made a big impression in guiding them away from the relegation zone and upto 12th in Ligue 1.Conceicao has reportedly beenplaced on Leicester’s managerial shortlist as they search for a However, Nantes president, Kita, has now ruled out any chance of his coach jumping ship to move to the King Power.“That he’s been contacted means that he’s good,” Kita told L’Equipe.“But I don’t see how he could be going there, because he has a contract and there’s no way he’s leaving now or at the end of the season. For me, there’s nothing to talk about.“If Juventus or Inter Milan came forwardI’d understand, but not Leicestere sanctioned the exit of Wesley Hoedt on loan.The Netherlands international is signing for Royal Antwerp for the duration of the 2019-2020ed with Juventus.But he says: “I am happy in Milan, I will remain here as long as I am happy, then we’ll see.“The club has to talk about rumours, not me. I am happy in Milan and I am the captain, so I have many reasons to stay.“If we don’t qual season.He played 13 games for the club last term, before spending the second half of the campaign on loan at Ce who are fighting against relegation – especially when he’ll be able to aim for a very big club in two to three years.”
Chelsea took a major step towards the Premier League titleina is delighted with the impact of Italy coach Roberto Mancini.Italy set a new record storming through the Euro qualifiers winning 10 out of 10 games.“I understood straight away that he was the right person,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “There was, and relegated Middlesbrough, by beating the Teesside club on Monday evening.The Blues scored three times to cap a dominating performance at Stamford Bridge, Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic all getting on the scoresheet.Interestingly, all three goals were scored through Boro goalkeeper Brad Guzan’s legs, meaning the USA keeper was the victim of a hat-trick of nutmegs.And fans watching the game could no nothing but rip into the goalkeeper – generallyar Guido Rodriguez.The Argentina international midfielder could be on the move from Mexico this month – and to Spain, where Real Betis are keen.However Crosas, who played six years in Mexico, says Rodriguez should set his sights higher.He declared on regarded as one of the worst to ever feature in the Premier League.You can see some of the best social media reactions to Guzan’s performance below…
Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League quarter-finals for a fourth straight season, holding Bayer Leverkusen to a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon to win 4-2 on aggregate.Last term’s runners-up therefore became the third Spanish side into the last eight, along with Barcelona and holders Real Madrid, giving LaLiga the most teams in Friday’s draw. Had Bayer progressed, the Bundesliga would have held that honour.In an entertaining contest, Leverkusen created good chances, several for ex-Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, but when they hit the target they found keeper Jan Oblak in unbeatable form, including with a scarcely-believable triple save. Similarly Bernd Leno pulled off some stunning stops.The Vicente Calderon, where Diego Simeone’s side have a formidable European record, will therefore host at least one more Champions Leaguetino wants a return to football immediately.The Argentine was sacked by Tottenham over a fortnight ago after five-and-a-half years at the club.Arsenal are without a manager and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure at Manchester United, and Pochetti tie before Atletico move to a new ground.The visitors had changed manager since the first leg, Tayfun Korkut replacing Roger Schmidt who was sacked after a 6-2 loss at Borussia Dortmund.Simeone had Fernando Torres available for the first time since the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker suffered a head injury that saw him lose consciousness against Deportivo La Coruna on March 2. Torres was an unused substitute after returning to full training on Monday.Bayer’s Kevin Volland had the game’s first chance, shooting just wide of the right post from the left of the area. Angel Correa spurned Atletico’s opening opportunity, lingering too long over a blocked shot from near the penalty spot.Hernandez fired just over the bar when he should have done better from 15 yards before a tense period of play midway through the first half.With half-time approaching, visiting keeper and captain Leno made two brilliant saves to keep the tie alive. First he dived to his left to keep Correa out after the forward was played in by Antoine Griezmann’s neat flick. Then Leno, wearing a face protector after rupturing nose cartilage at the weekend, went to his right to deny Koke’s low drive from outside the box.Chances continued to come early in the second period. Volland surged down the right but his ball across goal eluded Hernandez. Correa then jinked his way into the area only to shoot wide. Soon afterwards Griezmann was just off target w Liverpool on Friday. The Scot opened the scoring for the Reds in the 4-1 loss at Anfield.”He was there, he saw what happened, we don’t need to tell him again, do we?” Godfrey said, when asked how Daniel Farke’s players had supported their skipper.”Iith an audacious chip from the right.Oblak excelled himself with an exceptional series of saves midway through the half, in quick succession denying Julian Brandt and Volland twice immediately before Hernandez shot across goal.Wendell and Kevin Kample’s long-range efforts forced further successive saves from Oblak. Late on, Saul Niguez shot straight at Leno.