Everton have confirmed the signing of Manchester United’s Republic of Ireland international midfielder Darren Gibson.
Gibson, 24 has been struggling for first team opportunities at United and a proposed move to Sunderland recently broke down. (more…)
Following the decision of Alexandre Pato to stay at AC Milan rather than join PSG, negotiations have broken down between Manchester City and AC Milan.
Argentinian sulker, Tevez had been hoping for an exit from Manchester after seemingly falling out with the club as Tevez wants to be closer to his home. (more…)
Hot on the heels of Thierry Henry’s return to the club, Robert Pires has been training with Arsenal today.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere revealed the news through Twitter, saying “Of course I am training just to maintain my fitness level! But thanks I appreciate you all want me back at Arsenal!” (more…)
After Barcelona’s 5th league draw this season, Real Madrid are now 5 points clear at the top of La Liga and show no signs of dropping points any time soon. Could this be the season that Jose Mourinho wins the league and does so without beating Barcelona? (more…)
While working as a pundit for ESPN, Martin Keown was a bit too close to Leeds’ Michael Brown and took a ball to the head…
It just had to happen didn’t it? The press were at the Emirates in their droves all waiting to get another glimpse of Thierry Henry turning out for Arsenal in a competitive game for the first time in 5 years, and you could sense they all knew what was coming.
Arsenal, superior in all areas to Leeds United were struggling to create any clear cut opportunities and not many had the faith that Marouane Chamakh would actually convert a chance should it present itself. The Moroccan striker has done little to endear himself to the Arsenal fans since joining in May 2010, scoring just 8 goals in 37 appearances. Leeds, well organised and defending in numbers kept Arsenal at bay. Van Persie, allowed a holiday to help recuperate after carrying the team for the large part of the season was needed. (more…)
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, quite clearly the best player in the world, last night picked up his 3rd Ballon d’Or award, pipping team mate Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.
Messi is only the fourth player in history to collect the award 3 times and finds himself among good company in Johan Cruyff, Marco Van Basten and Michel Platini.
Messi gained 47.88% of the vote, beating Ronaldo (21.6%) by some distance.
Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and coach Jose Mourinho did not attend the award ceremony in preparation for Real’s match this evening.
FA Cup weekend is almost over with Arsenal playing Leeds United tonight. Expect goals from Thierry Henry if history is anything to go by. This weeks transfer roundup might well be filled with speculation about retired players returning to their previous clubs a la Paul Scholes. Here goes…
Harry Redknapp is interested in bringing Teddy Sheringham back to Spurs in a pay as you play deal. Oh ok, we made that one up. The press do it, why can’t we?
On to the real rumours…
Chelsea are looking to send out Gael Kakuta on loan to anyone that will have him. You can almost see the tumbleweed can’t you?
Manchester United are looking to poach Gary Cahill from under Chelsea’s nose.
Demba Ba has a release clause in his contract that will allow him to leave Newcastle if a £10m bid is received.
Manchester City have sent scouts to watch Cheik Tioté in the African Cup of Nations. They are also considering making a £60m bid for Wayne Rooney.
Arsene Wenger will prove he’s well and truly lost it by tabling a bid for Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou
That’s it for this week, it’s all quiet in the eye of the transfer window isn’t it? Everyone waiting for the first team to buy someone.
Neil Warnock was sacked by QPR yesterday as Tony Fernandes seems set to turn to Mark Hughes to stabilise the club.
Under the outspoken Warnock, QPR have failed to win any of their last 8 league matches and are fast approaching the relegation battle. Fernandes may have been influenced by Martin O’Neill’s appointment at Sunderland which has seen their fortunes change considerably.
Warnock did a fantastic job in getting QPR promoted to the Premier League and up until his dismissal, had spent very little in the transfer market, perhaps Warnock deserved at least one transfer window with some money to spend.
QPR are today holding talks with former Manchester City manager and keen collector of average players Mark Hughes – a man that spent in excess of £35m on strikers Roque Santa Cruz and Jo during his time at City.
Former QPR player and manager Ray Wilkins offered this insightful piece of advice for the board “They will have to make the right decision”.
Nice one Ray!
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has rejoined the club for the remainder of the season with immediate affect.
Scholes, 37 goes straight into the squad for today’s FA Cup clash against Manchester City and will start on the bench. (more…)