The latest news as they roll-in from newspapers and online media
REAL MADRID are not in a position to sell their star players and will not allow Marco Asensio to join Chelsea this summer.
REAL MADRID will not be replacing No 1 goalkeeper Keylor Navas with Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois this summer.
CRISTIANO RONALDO has reportedly led a cluster of Real Madrid stars in asking Zinedine Zidane not to start Theo Hernandez against Paris Saint-Germain in two weeks.
The 34-year-old has been hampered by injuries and the deal from Dalian offered West Ham the best chance to recoup some of the £8million they paid to Southampton for him in January 2017.
Several hours before David De Gea’s lightning save thwarted Sevilla on Wednesday night, Real Madrid supporters had watched their own team’s keeper Kiko Casilla flap at an early corner.
Max Rushden and co reflect on Manchester City’s FA Cup exit, Champions League action and Sunderland’s sausage-making facilities Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Jonathan Wilson to review an unexpected FA Cup exit for Manchester City, a goal at last for Lionel Messi against Chelsea and discuss what José Mourinho is doing to make Manchester United so boring. Continue reading...
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was courted by 'two important clubs' in the January transfer window with both maintaining an interest ahead of this summer, claims his wife and agent Wanda Nara.
Big step up!
The Austria international is feeling good...
He is wanted for a serious attack on an England fan during Euro 2016 and may face 15 years in jail.
Madrid would have even sold Bale to United last summer.
Fleetwood Town name former Oldham Athletic boss John Sheridan as head coach on a deal until the end of the season.
SAMI MOKBEL: Raheem Sterling's future at Manchester City is under increasing doubt after talks over a new contract failed to materialise. Sterling has scored 20 goals in a stunning season so far.
JOSE MOURINHO should quit as Manchester United manager.
DIEGO SIMEONE has brutally ended Fernando Torres future at Atletico Madrid.
ARSENAL will cruise to another comfortable win against Ostersunds, according to Charlie Nicholas.
Albion’s bullish dressing room has started to compare run-ins and won’t be alone as a dozen Premier League teams take on board the price of on-pitch failure over the next three monthsI’m going to admit something that goes against all of the “take every game as it comes” answers that players trot out when talking about their team’s chances over the coming months and into the closing stages of the season. I was sitting in our dressing room on Wednesday after a cold, windy morning’s session while preparing for this weekend’s six-pointer at home to Swansea when I heard the first mutterings from my team-mates about how many points are going to be necessary for us to be safe from relegation. What struck me was the change in words and mentality to those in the conversations we had exactly this time last year. Statements such as “we need to win eight of our last 12 games for promotion” have been replaced with lines like “We need 10 points from our last 11 games to stay up”. Continue reading...
The former Ghana international has joined the La Liga side on a free transfer after a successful trial period at the club
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari inks a deal with Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the season.
The Stamford Bridge icon has been linked with a summer move back to west London alongside current Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri amid much talk of change
WEST HAM defender Jose Fonte has reportedly agreed to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.
The experienced forward opted to return to his roots after leaving Old Trafford, with big money rejected elsewhere in order to embrace "more pressure"
PAUL POGBA received some very special instructions before being sent on during Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Sevilla.
The European champions are desperate for an upgrade on current goalkeeper Keylor Navas and have their eyes set on the Premier League duo.
The Lyon-born star has had a difficult season for Real Madrid, scoring just three league goals for the Santiago Bernabeu club, but that has not damaged interest in him from sides in France.
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Gremio president Romildo Bolzan denied rumours of a €40 million agreement between the clubs, but the midfielder has insisted the transfer is on course
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN has insisted he has a brilliant relationship with his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil, despite claims suggesting they cannot play together.
Claudio Bravo is set for a rare start for Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday
Chris Coleman spoke of rebuilding Sunderland but, with the club bottom of the Championship, a wantaway owner unable to sell and poor player recruitment, he now seems less certainWhen Chris Coleman walks into a room, one question invariably seems to echo around the walls. “Why?” the former Wales manager is asked. “Why Sunderland?” The moment at a Christmas drinks party when someone put it rather more bluntly and inquired what the hell he was doing there was not an isolated cameo. Coleman typically responds with grace and humour but, just lately, his talk of “sleepless nights” and “soul destroying” afternoons in the technical area, allied to the sense he is “in the middle of a tornado” and “staring into an abyss”, hint at inner doubts. Continue reading...
Prosecutors say a decision on whether any charges will be brought is expected in the next three weeks.
LIVERPOOL are set to field a strong line-up when they host West Ham in their upcoming Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday .
GIANFRANCO ZOLA admits he is in the dark over rumours of a possible Chelsea return.
GARETH BALE has angered Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos - by wearing trainers in the dugout!
Russian students claim partial victory over plans to force them off campus during the World Cup.
Simeone hasn't let Torres down gently.
REAL MADRID goalkeeper Keylor Navas has discovered that his team-mates have demanded the signing of David De Gea, reports in Spain suggest.
When Östersund fell into Swedish fourth tier – ‘the lowest of the low’ – in 2010 they tried something new. It’s still working A film by Copa90 of the Guardian Sport Network European football can feel very predictable. The same clubs spend their fortunes on the world’s most valuable stars, cruise to the final eight of continental tournaments, and dominate their domestic leagues. In a way, football at the very top has stagnated. But in the geographical centre of Sweden, in an isolated place known to the rest of the country as “up in the mountains of the north,” a new approach has taken root and blossomed on the European stage. Östersund were in the fourth tier of Swedish football as recently as 2010. They had little by way of vision or resources and were struggling to make football work in a town dominated by winter sports, in a country dominated by clubs in the south, and in a game dominated by money. So how did this club based 240 miles from the Arctic Circle find themselves playing Arsenal in the last 16 of the Europa League? Continue reading...
MAURO ICARDI’s wife and agent Wanda Nara has responded to reports linking the Inter Milan striker with Manchester United and Mino Raiola.
Celtic midfielder Kouassi Eboue has spoken to Russian media outlet Iz.ru on his return to the country. Eboue played for Russian side Krasnodar before joining Celtic, and he believes the SPL champions will progress to the next round “For me we have every chance to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League.” “We The post “There are no dangerous players for me” – Celtic midfielder unconcerned about Zenit appeared first on Sport Witness.
Wayne Rooney says he chose to return to Everton because he relishes the pressure of being back at his boyhood club.
Everton striker Wayne Rooney says it would have been "easy" for him to go abroad and earn "a lot of money" when he left Man Utd.
The Liverpool striker was accused of using racially abusive language towards the Everton defender during the FA Cup third round clash in February, but the FA will take no further action
REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez reportedly has a five-man shortlist of players he wants to sign this summer but ZInedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo don't see eye to eye over the club's plans.
This January saw Malcom’s future at the centre of a rather lengthy saga, with the player seemingly keen to leave Ligue 1 for the Premier League. Bordeaux were understandably against their star man leaving midway through the season, even with reports claiming they could have made around €50m from Tottenham, who were prepared to cough The post From France: Ligue 1 star ‘tells entourage’ he wants to join Manchester United in the summer appeared first on Sport Witness.
The Red Devils boss was happy with the way the Frenchman performed after coming off the bench
SEVILLA forward Joaquin Correa praised David De Gea’s performance in last night’s Champions League stalemate.
MANCHESTER UNITED legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have ripped into Romelu Lukaku for his weak performance against Sevilla.
Ellis has been in charge of Banyana Banyana on an interim basis since 2016 – after the Rio Olympic Games. She takes over from former coach Vera Pauw
HARRY KANE is the outright favourite to finish top scorer in the Premier League this season, but there is money to be made backing his major rivals.
Arsenal's new signing says he 'cannot understand' those who say Arsene Wenger will not be able to accommodate the two number 10s in the same team
MANCHESTER UNITED are the bookies’ favourites to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho this summer.
The 22-year-old defender has been an integral player in Crawley's rise into League Two play-off contention and is catching the eye of sides in the Championship and League One.
DAVID DE GEA was in impressive form for Manchester United against Sevilla last night.
Messi struck his 546th Barca goal in midweek to equalise against the Blues in their Champions League last-16 first leg
David de Gea or Thibaut Courtois? Paul Pogba or Cesc Fabregas? Pick your combined Man Utd and Chelsea XI.
He thinks they should also take the blame!
QPR’s director of football is inextricably linked with the disaster after growing up on the same estate – and is passionate about helping victims as well as guiding young players at the clubIt has been eight months since the inferno tore through Grenfell Tower, killing 71 people and forcing hundreds from their homes. Of that number, 152 households are still to be rehoused, despite a promise from the prime minister that the process would take no more than three weeks. “It’s ridiculous to think that these people who lost loved ones, lost friends, are still holed up in hotels,” Les Ferdinand says. “People do a lot of talking about what’s right and what’s wrong but it’s the actions that count. And we’ve not done enough.” Continue reading...
'It was dreadful, it was anti-football.'
Against Sevilla, McTominay left no footprints, exuded no vapour trails. The YouTube highlights reel of his performance would consist solely of him running, set to Enya
HaberTurk today claim Trabzonspor are willing to sell Okay Yokuslu to West Bromwich Albion in the summer. The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League side in recent months. The Turkish newspaper report due to financial difficulties and already having Jose Sosa, Juraj Kucka and Ogenyi Onazi at the club, the The post West Brom signing being lined up for summer, Baggies ready €8m, club willing to sell appeared first on Sport Witness.
The BT Sport pundit has risked the wrath of United fans by claiming his former side aren't great to watch
Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has spoken to the Russian media ahead of Zenit St Petersburg’s Europa League clash with Celtic tonight. Last week Brendan Rodger’s side beat the Russian club 1-0 thanks to a goal from Callum McGregor, which gives the SPL champions a slight advantage going into the second leg. Speaking to Iz.Ru, The post “I think we should beat Celtic” – Former Chelsea star confident getting result against Brendan Rodgers’ side appeared first on Sport Witness.
Manchester United managed to get a goalless draw out of their trip to Sevilla in what wasn’t the most exciting match. The Spanish club don’t have one of their better teams of recent years and Jose Mourinho will be confident he can get the result required at Old Trafford, but the scoreline means the match is The post Man United players rated and slated in Europe – All the player ratings- Mourinho ‘the worst’ aspect of match appeared first on Sport Witness.
Chelsea have commenced talks to renew Eduardo’s contract, report Tuttomercatoweb. Third choice goalkeeper may not be the most glamorous squad positions, but every club needs one and Chelsea would like their 35 year old shot stopper to stay around for another season. That would see Eduardo’s contract extended to June 2019, giving him another year The post Chelsea commence talks with Portuguese, aim to have him at Stamford Bridge next season appeared first on Sport Witness.
'I was sitting there with doubts'
Pogba was left on the bench for United's Champions League match against Sevilla after the midfielder previously claimed he was too sick to start the FA Cup clash at Huddersfield
'I cannot understand people who say this'
The forward has a £98m release clause at Inter Milan.
Evans, 30, along with team mates Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were questioned by Spanish police but cleared
The Red Devils star has failed to hit the ground running since his big move to Old Trafford last month
A Scottish Championship club faces a selection headache after the teenager is injured by the runaway animal.
Manchester United drew the clash 0-0 thanks to a series of superb stops by David De Gea
Barcelona are far from certain of their place in the last eight of the Champions League having drawn 1-1 at Stamford Bridge
THIS is the shocking moment a footballer used a CORNER FLAG to defend himself during on-field brawl.
NEYMAR has never been afraid to push the boundaries of fashion, and the Paris Saint-Germain star doesn't disappoint with his latest Instagram post.
The Belgian is happy to play wherever he's put but admits he prefers to start on the flank
The Blues lost to Wigan amidst acrimonious scenes and Mourinho was quick to highlight how his team lost to Bristol City
The wheels are in motion
He pulled Willian over for a chat...
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN appears to have aimed a subtle dig at Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Some of Europe's big guns are still in the pot and aiming for a place in the quarter-finals
The former England international has been critical of the Reds' defence but says their attack can 'out-score anyone'
Today’s tell-all has just taken three things for the team Considering the Rumour Mill’s stock-in-trade is high profile players who would rather be somewhere else, it would be a gross dereliction of journalistic duty to not to mention Harry Kane’s appearance on stage at the Brit Awards last night. Prodded centre-stage from the wings alongside Cuban-American songstress Camila Cabello, the Tottenham Hotspur goal-getter could scarcely have looked more awkward as he proceeded to engage in some excruciating forced “banter”, before presenting the gong for Best Male International Male to Kendrick Lamar. Tottenham fans concerned about their star striker being distracted by the fear of being asked to perform the opening monologue on Oscars night will have slept soundly in their beds. Related: Fred’s free-kick gives Shakhtar Donetsk narrow lead over Roma Continue reading...
The Spaniard's heroics kept the Champions League last-16 tie at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium goalless
José Mourinho dismisses claims he was 'relieved' to leave Sevilla with a draw, insisting Manchester United had opportunities to come away from the last-16 Champions League tie on top. David de Gea put in another fine display to thwart Sevilla on a number of occasions as the tie is finely poised for the second leg at Old Trafford. • Manchester United draw with Sevilla in last-16 first leg Continue reading...
The Inter striker has emerged as a top target for leading sides across Europe, with his wife and agent admitting that all offers will be considered
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It is understood Salah was filming for an Egyptian commercial and he was also spotted on a park field and at Derry Mathews' boxing academy
"His immune system is in trouble" said Arsene Wenger after playmaker is laid low by a bug for fourth time in 14 months