• Chelsea to launch bid for £29m Porto midfielder Ruben Neves next summer

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea are planning to make a bid for Porto starlet Ruben Neves next year after he helped beat them in the Champions League this week. The 18-year-old defensive midfielder impressed as the Portuguese side secured a 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho's side. Chelsea have been sending scouts to..." October 03

  • Jose Mourinho ready to bring back John Terry to end 'the worst spell of my career'

    The Telegraph "Jose Mourinho is poised to answer the pleas of Chelsea fans by handing a first-team recall to captain John Terry as he seeks to bring an end to what he describes as “the worst period of my career.” But Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested out-form right-back Branislav Ivanovic will survive..." October 03

  • How mystery club out-bid Reds for Anthony Martial

    Manchester Evening News "Anthony Martial’s dream to sign for United forced his former club Monaco to reject a bigger bid for the French teenager in the summer. A mystery top European outfit had outbid executive vice chairman Ed Woodward’s offer of £36m for the 19-year-old. United’s stunning fee, that made the young..." October 03

  • Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling: I did not say I was too tired to play for England

    The Guardian "As Raheem Sterling pulled up a seat at Manchester City’s village-sized training ground and started to go through the story that had brought him to this point, his mind briefly went back to his first day at a professional club, at the age of 10, when Queens Park Rangers invited him to join their..." October 03

  • Dick Advocaat may leave Sunderland regardless of West Ham result

    The Guardian "Considerable uncertainty surrounds the manager’s position at Sunderland after Dick Advocaat refused to confirm he will remain in charge beyond Saturday’s game at home to West Ham. It is understood the Dutchman could well step down regardless of the result against Slaven Bilic’s side after..." October 03

  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo coy on future as Man United and PSG ready massive deals

    Daily Star "When asked about his future after Real's Champions League win over Malmo this week, Ronaldo insisted he was happy in Spain but did reveal he is undecided whether he will still be there next year. He said: "My future is at Madrid. I am good here. "I want to win things here and I feel good,..." October 02

  • Mathieu Debuchy to review Arsenal situation in January

    The Telegraph "Mathieu Debuchy is expected to review his situation at Arsenal in January after losing his place on Thursday in the France national squad ahead of next summer’s home European Championship. The 30-year-old was signed by Arsenal for £12 million last summer but a combination of ankle and shoulder..." October 02

  • Roy Hodgson warns Wayne Rooney he is not guaranteed an England place

    Daily Star "The Manchester United skipper, who has managed just one goal in his last Premier League appearances, was named by the England coach in his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia next Friday and in Lithuania three days later. But it came with a warning from Hodgson, despite Rooney -..." October 02

  • Koeman takes objection to Chelsea boss Mourinho's self-proclaimed Special One tag

    The Express "The two men served together under Louis van Gaal when the Manchester United boss was managing Barcelona. Saints tackle Chelsea, who have struggled to hit form in the Premier League, tomorrow (5:30pm). And when asked about Mourinho, Koeman said: "Jose went his own way as a coach and he did..." October 02

  • Kompany remains on sidelines as Manchester City look to bounce back

    Manchester Evening News "Skipper Vincent Kompany will again be missing as City aim to bounce back from two straight league defeats on Saturday. The Blues face Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium and are again set to field Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi as their central defensive pairing, with Eliaquim Mangala not..." October 02

  • Liverpool didn't address their issues at centre-back in the summer, insists ex-Reds stalwart

    talkSport "Brendan Rodgers’ Anfield tenure has been marred by leaky defences, particularly after conceding nine goals to Crystal Palace and Stoke in two games at the end of last season, and their record hasn’t shown signs of improvement this term either. Liverpool spent over £80m on new recruits in the..." October 02

  • Sunderland players “embarrassed” by amount of goals conceded

    Sunderland Echo "Billy Jones admits Sunderland’s players are “embarrassed” by the quantity of goals shipped during the opening two months of the Premier League season. Sunderland’s defensive fragility is the predominant reason for Dick Advocaat’s side propping up the Premier League table, with the Black Cats..." October 02

  • Louis van Gaal says he's a different type to Sir Alex and Arsene Wenger and has no regrets of much-travelled career

    Daily Mail "Louis van Gaal insists he will see out the 'last aim' of his managerial career at Manchester United satisfied that he has not gone the same route as long-serving managers like Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. On Sunday, United visit Arsenal where Wenger has spent 19 years in charge...." October 02

  • One man, 500 goals: Ronaldo’s latest milestone

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals for the Sporting CP first team way back in the 2002-03 season, followed by 118 in six seasons for Manchester United, and now, 322 for Real Madrid. He’s also found the back of the net 55 times for his native Portugal. Add those four numbers up and what do you..." October 01

  • Ronaldo casts doubt on Real Madrid future after historic night: 'Nobody knows what will happen'

    Daily Mirror "Cristiano Ronaldo last night equalled Raul’s all-time goalscoring record for Real Madrid - and then once more hinted at a move away from the club. The Portuguese superstar scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Malmo to break through the 500-goal barrier for his career, but of far more..." October 01

  • Petr Cech likely to get Champions League recall for crunch Bayern Munich clashes

    Daily Mail "Arsene Wenger is planning to recall Petr Cech to Champions League action for the double-header against Bayern Munich. Arsenal staff were perplexed at his decision to play David Ospina ahead of Cech for Tuesday night's crushing loss against Olympiacos, which leaves their European hopes hanging..." October 01

  • Orlando City owner wants Ronaldo over Messi

    ESPN FC "Given his druthers, Orlando City SC owner Augusto Da Silva says he'd rather bring Cristiano Ronaldo into his team than Lionel Messi. The thought of either one coming to Major League Soccer before their respective 40th birthdays seems like an extreme long shot. That said, the first-year MLS club..." October 01

  • Aston Villa targeting January transfer move for Gokhan Tore, say reports

    Metro "Aston Villa are targeting a January transfer move for Turkey winger Gokhan Tore, according to reports. Despite signing a host of players in the summer window, Villa have won just one game this season and are currently residing in 18th. " October 01

  • Agent reveals secret behind Manchester United's £71m move for Thomas Muller

    The Express "United are believed to have offered £71million for the Bayern Munich striker. The Red Devils ended up signing teenager Anthony Martial from Monaco for £36m - rising to a staggering £58m. But Italian agent Giovanni Branchini revealed how desperate United were to bring the German World Cup..." October 01

  • Tottenham star Son-Heung Min out for 'a few weeks' with injury and will not be allowed to travel home

    Daily Mail "Tottenham have told Son-Heung Min he cannot travel to South Korea after their brightest summer signing suffered a worrying foot injury. Mauricio Pochettino’s cagey prognosis was that the £22million forward will be out for ‘a few weeks’ after suffering the problem against Manchester City on..." October 01

  • Liverpool made summer transfer offer for Leroy Sane, says Schalke official

    Metro "Liverpool tried to sign Schalke winger Leroy Sane in the summer, according to the club’s general manager Horst Heldt. Brendan Rodgers’ side were extremely active in the summer transfer window, adding no less than seven senior players to their squad. But according to Heldt, Sane could have..." October 01

  • Fenerbahce boss plays down Robin van Persie rift despite leaving him out of recent lineups

    Daily Mirror "Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira has played down fears of a rift between him and Robin van Persie despite leaving him out of recent starting lineups. The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker has scored in each of his last two games, but failed to make the starting XI on both..." October 01

  • Romelu Lukaku hints at Everton exit after shock Manchester United revelation

    The Express "The former Chelsea striker has already played for a number of clubs in the Premier League, including West Brom and now Everton. However, the 22-year-old could have to make a move to Old Trafford if he is to complete one of his burning ambitions. Speaking to Belgian magazine Le Vif during a..." October 01

  • Chelsea's Jose Mourinho cleared by FA over Eva Carneiro 'abuse' claim

    ESPN FC "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will face no action after being cleared of making discriminatory comments towards then-club doctor Eva Carneiro during the match against Swansea on Aug. 8, the Football Association has announced. The pair had a confrontation on the touchline towards the end of the..." September 30

  • Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is adamant on retiring from football in 2017

    Metro "Louis van Gaal has reiterated his intentions of sticking to a promise made to his wife about retiring from football in 2017. During United’s pre-season tour of the United States, Van Gaal announced his plans to call it a day at the end of next season with the sole intention of winning both the..." September 30

  • Victor Valdes can leave Manchester United... but not for another Premier League club

    Daily Mail "Manchester United are willing to rip up Victor Valdes' contract, but only if he leaves the Premier League. The former Barcelona goalkeeper is an Old Trafford outcast under Louis van Gaal after falling out of favour with Dutch manager. The Spaniard's chances of first-team football are..." September 30

  • Arsene Wenger refuses to explain why he overlooked former Chelsea star Petr Cech

    The Express "The Gunners produced a subdued performance as they lost 3-2 in their second group game. David Ospina was given the nod ahead of top choice shot-stopper Cech. But despite making a blunder for one of the goals, Wenger was in no mood to mull over his team selection. "I do not have to give..." September 30

  • Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to sit out Europa League clash against Sion

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will sit out Thursday's Europa League clash against Sion. The England forward has suffered an injury-ravaged past 12 months, but has scored twice in as many games since his return to fitness. Sturridge bagged a brace in Saturday's 3-2 win over Aston Villa..." September 30

  • Ronaldo: The reason I want to play with Wayne Rooney, amid £92m interest

    The Express "Ronaldo quit United in 2009 for Real Madrid in a then world record £80million transfer. The Portugal superstar, who scored 118 goals for United, has gone on to break records in Spain. Meanwhile, Rooney has become United's third all-time leading goalscorer, netting 235 times. It has been..." September 30

  • Signing Manchester City midfielder David Silva would win Real Madrid the Champions League

    Metro "With Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at his disposal, how could Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez enhance his star-studded squad? With Manchester City’s David Silva, that’s how. Ronaldo has continued this season with his customary assault on the club’s scoring records, with Benitez’s 4-2-3-1..." September 30

  • Iker Casillas says Jose Mourinho feud is 'in the past' after Porto beat Chelsea

    ESPN FC "Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he drew no extra satisfaction from getting one over Jose Mourinho by beating Chelsea 2-1 in Tuesday's Champions League Group G clash. Casillas and Mourinho had three turbulent seasons together at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, with the long-serving Blancos..." September 30

  • Juventus suspend Martin Caceres after smashing Ferrari in alleged drink-driving crash

    Daily Mirror "Juventus have suspended Uruguayan centre-back Martin Caceres for allegedly drink driving. Italian media reported the 28-year-old was over the legal alcohol limit when his Ferrari smashed into a bus stop in Turin. A Juventus statement read: "The conduct of Martin Caceres on the night of 28..." September 30

  • Kevin Nolan turns down move to France following West Ham release

    Sky Sports "Former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan has turned down the chance to play for a French Ligue 1 club, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports understands Nolan, who was released in the summer after four years with the Hammers, rejected the offer of a contract after two weeks of negotiations. It..." September 30

  • Liverpool goalkeeper Vigouroux returns to Swindon on loan after apologising for paying £50 fine in pennies

    Daily Mail "Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has resumed his loan spell with Swindon after apologising for paying a £50 fine in pennies. The 21-year-old had his loan spell cut short but the club have decided to give him a second chance after his apology. Vigouroux turned up late for training and..." September 30

  • FIFA bans Warner from football-related activities for life

    Goal.com "The former CONCACAF president has been barred from the sport for repeated breaches of the world body's Code of Ethics, as he faces criminal charges in the U.S. FIFA has confirmed that Jack Warner has been handed a lifetime ban from football-related activities following an investigation into the..." September 29

  • Wayne Rooney says he NEVER handed in a transfer request at Manchester United

    Daily Mirror "Wayne Rooney has denied ever handing in a transfer request at Manchester United. The 29-year-old wanted to leave Old Trafford in 2010 and 2013 but says he never made his desire to depart official. Five years ago he claimed he wouldn't sign a new contract because he had doubts about United's..." September 29

  • Report: Chelsea takes ex-Milan goalkeeper on trial

    Pro Soccer Talk "Chelsea is looking for some goalkeeping depth following the injury to Thibaut Courtois earlier this month and, according to The Telegraph, the latest is hailing from Italy. Marco Amelia made his name with Italy before dropping off the scene in 2014. He spent part of last season with Perugia,..." September 29

  • Report: BBVA will drop La Liga sponsorship at end of season

    The Score "Spanish bank BBVA will reportedly drop its naming rights and sponsorship of La Liga's Primera and Segunda (first and second) divisions at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. BBVA has been the primary name sponsor for the Spanish leagues since 2006 in the second division and 2008 in the first,..." September 29

  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi 'does not know' if he'll make Clasico - brother

    ESPN FC "Lionel Messi does not know if he will return from his current knee injury in time to play for Barcelona in the Clasico at Real Madrid on Nov. 21, his brother Rodrigo has told Spanish radio. Messi tore a ligament in his left knee early in last weekend's 2-1 La Liga win over Las Palmas at the..." September 29

  • Javier Mascherano charged with two counts of tax fraud totalling more than £1.1million

    Daily Mail "Barcelona's Argentina international Javier Mascherano has been charged with two counts of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of a total of more than £1.1million. Mascherano, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in August 2010, is alleged to have sought to conceal earnings from his image..." September 29

  • Chelsea considering transfer move for Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi – report

    Metro "Chelsea are considering a move for Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Blues are already believed to be looking for reinforcements after a below-par start to the season which has seen them take just eight points from their opening seven..." September 29

  • Chelsea and Liverpool target banned from first team training with Manchester United

    The Express "The Manchester United outcast signed on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer but has only managed two appearances under the Dutchman following their fallout. The pair came to blows after Van Gaal publicly outed the goalkeeper saying he refused to play for the club's reserve side. Valdes..." September 29

  • Agent urges Neymar to finish career at Real Madrid

    The Score "Neymar has been urged to make a move away from Barcelona that will undoubtedly be bad news for pigs in Spain. Following a Brazilian court's ruling to freeze Neymar's assets worth R$188.8 million (€42.5 million, $48 million), agent Wagner Ribeiro took to Instagram to give his client a few bits..." September 29

  • Jose Mourinho: I'll just play the kids if Chelsea fail to challenge

    ESPN FC "Jose Mourinho has warned he will drop his first-team regulars and "go just with the kids" if Chelsea reach a point where they cannot challenge for silverware, saying: "I am ruthless." Chelsea have made a dismal start to the defence of their Premier League title, winning just two of their..." September 29

  • Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has Swindon loan spell cut short after paying £50 fine in pennies

    Daily Mail "Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has been sent back from a loan spell at Swindon Town after turning up late for training and then paying his £50 fine in pennies. The 21-year-old signed for Liverpool from Tottenham last year and had been doing well for League One Swindon after being sent..." September 29

  • Bournemouth dealt another injury blow with Callum Wilson set for six-month lay-off

    The Express "Wilson, who picked up the injury early on in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Stoke, joins long-term absentees Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings this term. A club statement read: "Callum Wilson is set to spend at least six months sidelined after scans confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in..." September 29

  • Blatter denies 'illegal or improper' conduct, to remain FIFA president until February

    The Score "Sepp Blatter will not go gentle into that good night. The FIFA president told staff members Monday he would not step down prematurely and he's done "nothing illegal or improper," despite an ongoing criminal investigation into his affairs. The 79-year-old is due to give up his post of 17..." September 28

  • Barcelona star Lionel Messi WILL be fit to face Real Madrid, according to Argentina's team doctor

    Daily Mirror "Argentina’s team doctor believes that Lionel Messi will be back for el clásico, and suggested that Barcelona’s prognosis for the superstar may be a conservative estimate. Messi limped off inside the first ten minutes of Barca’s 2-1 victory over Las Palmas on Saturday afternoon, and the Nou Camp..." September 28

  • Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho top Real Madrid's Premier League hitlist

    ESPN FC "Premier League fans will be all too familiar with the annual treat that is watching Real Madrid swooping in to steal their sides' best players, and it seems as though Chelsea and Liverpool will have a job on their hands to keep Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho respectively. The Sunday Times..." September 28

  • Coefficients explained: How Premier League may lose Champions League spot

    Sky Sports "A repeat of last season's performances in Europe from English and Italian clubs would see the Premier League lose its fourth Champions League spot to Serie A for the 2017/18 season. The Premier League's poor show in Europe last season, where no club reached the quarter-final of the Champions..." September 28