Rooney’s England Retirement

Wayne Rooney has turned down an England recall and decided to focus solely on his club career with Everton – confirming his retirement from international football on Wednesday. Ahead of Gareth Southgate’s squad selection for the World Cup qualifiers with Malta and Slovakia Rooney said his priority was Everton and not England. Well, we know… Read more »

Barcelona have reportedly launched a staggering £136 million bid in a final attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

According to a report by The Sun, Barcelona are preparing to test Liverpool’s resolve one final time by lodging a £136 million for Philippe Coutinho. This comes in the wake of widespread reports that the Catalan club had given the Reds a Sunday deadline to accept their last offer for the Brazilian playmaker. Coutinho joined… Read more »

Rafa Benitez on why there is negativity at Newcastle – and how the mood can be lifted swiftly

Rafa Benitez has refused suggestions that his public demeanour has contributed to the air of negativity surrounding Newcastle United. The Magpies manager believes the current pessimism has been borne out of the fact United have started their Premier League campaign with back-to-back defeats, rather than due to Benitez himself publicly voicing his displeasure at the… Read more »

What do Wayne Rooney, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all have in common?

They were all “lucky” enough to have played alongside Angel Di Maria, according to the Argentine in a light-hearted Instagram post Despite being among the very best players on the planet, they’ve also all had the fortune of playing alongside Angel Di Maria. The 29-year-old has already struck up a partnership with Neymar in his… Read more »

Manchester United are reportedly considering activating Sergi Roberto’s €40 million release clause to land the Spaniard this summer.

Spanish publication Don Balon have reported that Sergi Roberto could be on his way out of Camp Nou following the arrival of Paulinho. The Barcelona midfielder is attracting interest from Manchester United who are willing to activate his €40 million to sign him this summer. Roberto progressed through the ranks at Barcelona before finally breaking… Read more »

Alexis Sanchez ruled out of Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester with abdominal strain

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester through injury. The Chilean, who only returned to first-team training last week, suffered an abdominal strain on Sunday morning and will be out for what is expected to be a couple of weeks. Wenger confirmed the news and also revealed he… Read more »

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho can be lethal strike force

Jamie Vardy and new signing Kelechi Iheanacho can form a potent strike partnership, Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare believes. Iheanacho, a £25million signing from Manchester City, came off the substitutes’ bench and within minutes teed up Vardy for the winner in City’s final friendly of pre-season against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night. Unfortunately, a knock… Read more »

Manchester United:Phil Jones banned for 2 games for abusing Uefa official

Phil jones has been suspended for two European games for verbally abusing a UEFA anti-doping officer at the Europa league finals. Jones was guilty of direct insulting and abusive language towards the official (Article 15 (1) of the UEFA disciplinary regulations) and lack of cooperation and respect towards the doping control procedure (Article 6.05 ADR)…. Read more »

Man Utd beat Real Madrid on penalties in Santa Clara after Victor Lindelof error

Manchester United beat Real Madrid on penalties after their pre-season game finished 1-1 in Santa Clara. Anthony Martial created Jesse Lingard’s first-half opener for United with a brilliant piece of skill on the left. Casemiro levelled for Real from the penalty spot after United’s new £31m defender Victor Lindelof brought down Theo Hernandez with a… Read more »

Chelsea transfer rumors and gossip

Manager Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea is in doubt because the Italian is furious at the club’s summer transfer failings. However, Chelsea are expected to step up their interest in Romelu Lukaku, 24, despite Manchester United agreeing a £75m fee with Everton for the striker. The Blues could face a striker crisis after Diego Costa,… Read more »

Mourinho unhappy at Man United business

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is apparently not happy at the club’s slow summer transfer business. Defender Victor Lindelof is already in the bag, having signed for £31m from Benfica, but deals for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic have stalled after the club’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann came to a… Read more »

Southampton want to keep Van Dijk

Southampton have restated their intention to keep defender Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman has been the target of a number of leading clubs this summer. Liverpool apologised amid claims they had made an illegal approach for Van Dijk. The Reds also said they had “ended interest” in the 25-year-old. However, Jurgen Klopp remains a fan… Read more »

Manchester City Manager Pep express interest in Dani Alves

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has expressed his interest Juventus’ Dani Alves to fortify his full-back options. Manchester City is lacking an experienced right-back after releasing out-of-contract duo Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna. Guardiola has been linked with Tottenham’s Kyle Walker but is to be considering whether to bid for 34-year-old Alves, who played for… Read more »