• Sepp Blatter beats Prince Ali to be named FIFA president for 5th term

    ESPN FC "Sepp Blatter won FIFA presidential re-election for an unprecedented fifth term as challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan conceded after failing to win by a two-thirds majority in the first round of voting on Friday. At FIFA's 65th Congress in Zurich, the 209 member nations cast their..." May 29

  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter calls for unity: 'Events unleashed a storm'

    ESPN FC "Sepp Blatter admitted the events of this week "unleashed a storm" ahead of the 65th FIFA congress in Zurich but appealed to delegates for unity. Blatter, 79, is facing Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan in the FIFA presidential election on Friday. In Blatter's opening remarks, he said there..." May 29

  • Tim Sherwood tells Christian Benteke to stay - then land Real Madrid deal

    The Independent "34 PRINT A A A As a motivational ploy, you have to concede the prospect of landing a move to Real Madrid has its merits. That is the carrot Tim Sherwood is dangling before his sought-after striker Christian Benteke ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup showpiece against..." May 29

  • Southampton REJECT Liverpool's initial £10m bid for Man Utd target Nathaniel Clyne

    The Express "The offer was tabled yesterday and Clyne wants to move to Anfield despite the difficulties endured on Merseyside by former team-mates Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana. Clyne has one year left on his contract and is unlikely to sign a new deal. Southampton do not want to sell, but..." May 29

  • Manchester United ‘favourites to seal £21.3m Carlos Bacca transfer’

    Metro "Manchester United have reportedly emerged as favourites to seal the £21.3million transfer of Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca. The Red Devils are keen on the Colombian front man and are ready to begin negotiations with the La Liga side. Bacca scored twice in the Europa League final to win the title..." May 29

  • Italian side Roma join Liverpool in hunt for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko

    Daily Mirror "Roma are ready to test Manchester City’s resolve over Edin Dzeko . Roma feel City may be prepared to cash-in on Dzeko because of the striker’s disappointing campaign with the Blues. Dzeko, 29, managed just 11 Premier League starts and four goals as he lost his place up front to Wilfried..." May 29

  • Blues won't give up fight for Liverpool and Arsenal target James Milner

    Manchester Evening News "Manchester City are refusing to give up on James Milner. The club’s hierarchy believe the England international can still be persuaded to sign a new contract, despite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal. Milner’s current deal expires at end of June, with the 29-year-old so far resisting..." May 29

  • Roy Hodgson: I'll QUIT England if fans don't want me after Euro 2016

    The Express "e FA is likely to make a decision on Hodgson's future after first assessing England's performance at the finals in France which they seem certain to qualify for. "If you could promise me my life would be as great as it is at the moment for the next three years, of course I would be delighted to..." May 29

  • Arsenal report: £15m transfer fee set for goalkeeper target

    talkSport "The goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners, who are on the lookout for a new man between the sticks with both Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina failing to convince this season. According to Fanatik, Galatasaray have accepted that Muslera will leave the club this summer..." May 29

  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman targeting £7million-rated Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye

    Daily Mirror "Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has opened talks with Lille over a £7million move for Idrissa Gueye. Koeman wants the Senegal midfielder to replace Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin. Gueye, 25, made 39 appearances for Lille this season but was told last summer he could leave the French..." May 29

  • Sam Allardyce: I'm not interested in Sunderland job

    The Telegraph "Sam Allardyce has told Sunderland it is too soon for him to consider becoming their head coach, as he is determined to take a break from the game following his departure from West Ham. Allardyce is the bookmaker’s favourite to take charge of the Black Cats next season, and had interested owner..." May 29

  • Danny Ings to decide between Liverpool and Tottenham transfer in next 10 days

    The Telegraph "Danny Ings is set to decide between a move to Liverpool or Tottenham before flying out to the Czech Republic with England under-21s for next month’s Uefa Euro U21 Championships. The Burnley forward, who scored 11 goals in the Turf Moor club’s unsuccessful attempt to avoid relegation from the..." May 29

  • U.S. to vote against Sepp Blatter in FIFA election, says Sunil Gulati

    ESPN FC "The United States will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president on Friday and not for the embattled Sepp Blatter, despite the potential for reprisals in future World Cup bids if the incumbent is re-elected. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati believes that Prince Ali can..." May 29

  • Vladimir Putin says U.S. is meddling in FIFA affairs

    Sporting News "Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs to try to stop the organization from allowing Russia to be host for the 2018 FIFA World Cup it bid for and won, but also to hinder president Sepp Blatter's re-election. Fourteen current and former high-ranking..." May 28

  • Sepp Blatter on eve of FIFA election: I cannot monitor everyone all the time

    CBSSports.com "FIFA president Sepp Blatter spoke in front of the world on Thursday for the first time since the scandal that rocked soccer made world headlines on Wednesday. Speaking at the opening of the FIFA Congress in Zurich, Blatter addressed the crowd and people around the world, noting that he should..." May 28

  • Rafa Benitez '99%' new Real Madrid coach, says agent of sacked Ancelotti

    ESPN FC "Rafa Benitez is already "99 percent" Real Madrid's new coach, according to the agent of departing Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti was fired by Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday evening, with the Italian having paid for a 2014-15 campaign which brought no major trophies despite..." May 28

  • Steven Gerrard set to make LA Galaxy debut on July 11

    Pro Soccer Talk "After playing his final game for Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is getting ready to head Stateside. LA Galaxy’s head coach Bruce Arena spoke about Gerrard’s imminent arrival in California following their 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. Gerrard, 34, is currently on a end of season break..." May 28

  • Rafa Benitez wants Raheem Sterling at Real Madrid as he lines up his first Bernabeu signing

    Daily Mirror "Rafa Benitez wants to make Raheem Sterling one of his first transfer targets for Real Madrid. Former Liverpool boss Benitez was in charge at Anfield and played a key role in persuading Sterling to move to Merseyside in 2010. Benitez, who is set to be announced as Real Madrid's new boss next..." May 28

  • Tottenham's '£12m bid for Danny Ings' explained

    Sky Sports "Tottenham are ready to bid £12m for Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to Sky sources, but why would the Premier League side look to bid a month before the end of his contract? Ings' current deal runs out on June 30, and any club signing the 22-year-old on a free transfer would have to pay..." May 28

  • Danny Ings has told Tottenham he wants to join Liverpool

    London Evening Standard "Burnley striker Danny Ings has made it clear to Tottenham Hotspur that it is his preference to join Liverpool this summer in spite of the London club’s continued attempts to muscle in on the deal. Spurs have been persistent in their interest in Ings who is a free agent next month and available..." May 28

  • Mario Balotelli has no intention of leaving Liverpool, says agent

    The Guardian "Mario Balotelli’s agent has placed a potential obstacle in the way of Liverpool’s transfer plans by insisting the striker will not be leaving Anfield this summer, although the club remain determined to cut their losses on the Italy forward. The 24-year-old endured a miserable season on..." May 28

  • Angel Di Maria wanted by Bayern Munich as Manchester United dig their heels in over fee

    Daily Mirror "Bayern Munich want Angel Di Maria - but Manchester United will demand most of his record £59.7million fee. Bayern have joined Paris St Germain in vying for Di Maria and it is believed the Bundesliga giants have discussed signing the Argentina forward. Bayern can offer more cash than PSG, who..." May 28

  • David De Gea URGED to sign for Real Madrid by Iker Casillas

    Daily Star "Real legend Iker Casillas insists he would welcome the Manchester United goalkeeper to the Bernabeu, even though it could signal the end of his own career. De Gea is stalling on a new United deal worth £200,000 a week and was spotted in Madrid yesterday with his pop star girlfriend. United..." May 28

  • Manuel Pellegrini rules out Inter Milan move for Chelsea target Yaya Toure

    The Express "Toure's future has been under heavy scrutiny after his agent Dimitry Seluk claimed the midfielder was "90 per cent" certain to leave last month. But Seluk backtracked on his comments and Pellegrini says the Ivory Coast star was never going to go. Pellegrini said: "When the media asked me..." May 28

  • Strange but true facts about FIFA officials involved in US indictment

    CBSSports.com "On Wednesday morning, the United States Department of Justice and IRS laid out the charges against the 14 FIFA officials and related businessmen indicted in the FBI's probe into soccer's highest authority. While FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not (yet) been indicted in this case, there are..." May 28

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  • FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Face Extradition to U.S.

    New York Times "Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, more than a dozen..." May 27

  • 6 of 7 FIFA officials charged refuse extradition to US

    The Score "United States authorities will have to submit a formal extradition request within 40 days after six of the seven FIFA officials facing charges opposed being extradited, according to the Swiss justice ministry. The Associated Press also reports that the unidentified member who did not oppose the..." May 27

  • Yaya Toure is 'happy' at Manchester City and will not be sold, insists Manuel Pellegrini as club begin MLS tour

    Daily Mail "Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is 'happy' and will remain at the club beyond this summer, according to his manager Manuel Pellegrini. Speaking at a press conference ahead of City's game against MLS side Toronto FC as part of their post-season tour in North America, Pellegrini answered..." May 27

  • Report: Juventus on verge of signing Sami Khedira on free transfer

    The Score "Sami Khedira is on his way out of Real Madrid this summer, and it seems he has already settled on a new destination. Multiple reports in Italy claim that the midfielder is on the verge of a move to Juventus, who are moving quickly to complete a free transfer for the 28-year-old after he..." May 27

  • Real Madrid declines purchase option on Chicharito, who heads back to Manchester United

    Pro Soccer Talk "Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is, presumably, back on the market. Mexico’s tidy poacher, he of the 9 goals in 33 appearances for Real Madrid this season, will not see his loan become a full-time thing. Whether Hernandez wanted that is another story, especially after struggling to find..." May 27

  • AC Milan determined to persuade Carlo Ancelotti to return as coach

    ESPN FC "AC Milan are to continue in their quest to convince Carlo Ancelotti to become their coach next season, in spite of the Italian's insistence that he is going to take a year out. Ancelotti was relieved of his duties as coach of Real Madrid on Monday, but reaffirmed in an interview with Il..." May 27

  • David De Gea's move to Real Madrid is done, claims Bernabeu keeper Iker Casillas

    Daily Mirror "Iker Casillas has hinted that David De Gea's move to Real Madrid is a done deal and claims he is relishing competing against him. De Gea has still to publicly announce if he will stay at Manchester United or return to his native Madrid to sign for Real. Casillas believes he will soon be his..." May 27

  • Arsenal and Liverpool told to pay £14.5m to sign 'new Sergio Aguero' Luciano Vietto

    The Express "According to reports in Spain, the La Liga giants are reluctant to sell the 21-year-old Argentine, who has been dubbed the 'next Sergio Aguero'. That means Arsenal and Liverpool will be forced to activate his release clause in the summer, which currently stands at £14.5m." May 27

  • Man United warned that Valencia will not sell Nicolas Otamendi for less than £35m

    Daily Star "Valencia are prepared to dig their heels in over the Argentina defender, who United value at just £21m. Otamendi is Louis van Gaal's top defensive target and United were put on red alert by the player's agent yesterday. Eugenio Lopez claimed Otamendi told Valencia two months ago that he..." May 27

  • Kevin De Bruyne offered new Wolfsburg deal in attempt to ward off Manchester City interest

    Daily Mirror "City have targeted the former Chelsea star as they begin their overhaul of the team in the wake of this season's failure Wolfsburg will offer Kevin De Bruyne a new contract to try and keep him out of Manchester City's clutches. City have targeted the former Chelsea star as they begin their..." May 27

  • Arsenal's Danny Welbeck ruled out of FA Cup final, England internationals

    ESPN FC "Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out of the FA Cup final after failing to recover from a knee injury that will also keep him out of England's upcoming international games. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was hopeful earlier this week that Welbeck would recover in time to play a part in..." May 27

  • Burnley's Danny Ings to discuss Liverpool and Spurs interest with agent after holiday

    The Express "The Burnley forward's contract expires on June 30 and he has already made it clear he will be moving on from the recently-relegated Premier League club. Liverpool appear to be in pole position to sign the 22-year-old, who has been named in the England Under-21s squad for this summer's European..." May 27

  • Xavi wanted by PSG as French giants consider loan move for Barcelona legend

    Daily Mail "Outgoing Barcelona legend Xavi is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to French-based paper Le Parisien. On Thursday, 35-year-old announced that he will join Qatari side Al-Sadd on a two-year deal this summer, ending his 24-year run with the Catalan giants. And Le..." May 26

  • Man United plot STUNNING £40m move for Arsenal and Liverpool target Karim Benzema

    The Express "Louis van Gaal wants to overhaul his strike force and, having already ended Radamel Falcao's loan spell, has his eye on new talent. Benzema has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool however Manchester United would have an advantage over Brendan Rodgers' side due to being back in the..." May 26

  • Liverpool FC insist Brendan Rodgers' position not under immediate threat

    Liverpool Echo "Liverpool FC insist Brendan Rodgers’ position is not under immediate threat as the club prepare to launch a review into their disastrous season. A crestfallen Rodgers admitted his job was on the line after the Reds were humiliated in Sunday’s 6-1 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia..." May 26

  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers safe for now as owners target signings - with £20m Christian Benteke top of list

    The Independent "Brendan Rodgers’ job is not under immediate threat from Liverpool’s American owners in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6-1 Premier League final day defeat at Stoke City and the club expect to pursue their transfer targets as agreed this summer. Fenway Sports Group is making an enquiry about the Aston..." May 26

  • Morgan Schneiderlin confirms he’s in transfer talks amid reports of agreeing terms with Arsenal

    Metro "Morgan Schneiderlin has confirmed he’s in talks to join a new club after admitting he will be leaving Southampton. Schneiderlin has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers in the last 18 months, and has been linked with Arsenal. " May 26

  • Manchester United transfer target Harry Kane insists his future is with Tottenham

    Daily Mail "Harry Kane has vowed to stay at Tottenham this summer amid interest from Manchester United. Sportsmail exclusively revealed United's interest in the prolific striker earlier this month and they would be willing to spend £45million to land him. Spurs will steadfastly refuse to sell their..." May 26

  • Manchester United interested in Dani Alves as battle intensifies for Barcelona right-back

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are interested in Barcelona's out-of-contract star Dani Alves. Alves, 32, says he is prepared to quit the Nou Camp after the Champions League Final on June 6, despite Barcelona's offer of a new deal, because he feels disrespected by them. This has alerted United, together..." May 26

  • Carlo Ancelotti: Real Madrid confirm the departure of manager

    The Guardian "Real Madrid have confirmed the departure of Carlo Ancelotti after two seasons at the Santiago Bernabéu. Florentino Pérez, the Real president, held a press conference on Monday when it was announced that the 55-year-old Italian is to leave with immediate effect despite having a year of his contract..." May 26

  • Liverpool closing in on sensational £70m double deal for world-class stars

    The Express "The Reds failed to build on last season's emphatic title challenge, finishing 25 points off champions Chelsea, and Brendan Rodgers is believed to be lining up a number of big names ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Despite spending £117million on new faces following Luis Suarez's move..." May 26

  • Cheerio, Chicharito

    Marca.com "Real Madrid have decided not to make use of the purchase option in Javier Hernández's contract and the Mexican forward will therefore return to Manchester United. Chicharito Hernández came to Real Madrid on the very moment that the summer market window slammed shut, on 31st August in the..." May 26

  • Arsenal concerned Chelsea are advising Petr Cech to opt for PSG move instead of north London switch

    Daily Mail "Arsenal fear Chelsea are trying to engineer Petr Cech a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The goalkeeper has been identified as a primary target for Arsene Wenger this summer as the Gunners look for an upgrade on David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal have made an enquiry to the Stamford..." May 26

  • Carlo Ancelotti’s surgery set to rule him out of running for West Ham job

    The Guardian "West Ham United’s faint hopes of convincing Carlo Ancelotti to be their new manager appear to have been dashed after the Italian, who is expected to be dismissed by Real Madrid this week, revealed he will have surgery this summer on a spinal condition. The London club confirmed in the aftermath..." May 26

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