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Liverpool offer five-year deal to Sturridge
October 02, 2014 (14:00) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Daniel Sturridge is expected to sign a new contract with Liverpool, tying the England forward to last seasons Premier League runners-up until 2019, the Daily Telegraph has reported.Sturridge made a 12m move to Anfield from Chelsea in January 2013 and has gone on to score 36 goals in 52 games, helping the Reds to second place last season. Its expected Sturridges new deal will raise his pay packet to 150,000 per week, part of which will come through incentives met.The 25-year-old has of late been sidelined with More...
England squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers named
October 02, 2014 (13:55) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Theres no Daniel Sturridge in the England squad to play San Marino and Estonia in Euro 2016 qualifiers, the FAs official website has confirmed.Sturridge was injured over the last round of international fixtures and hasnt been able to play for his club since, although is said to be close to a comeback and there were reports the forward could be included, although Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers advised against calling up his player.Rickie Lambert, captain Wayne Rooney and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck are the More...
Arsenal boss Wenger surprised by Welbeck pace
October 02, 2014 (13:45) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he didnt realise just how fast Danny Welbeck is until seeing the striker claim a hat-trick in the 4-1 Champions League win over Galatasaray, BBC Sport has reported.Welbeck scored his second, third and fourth goals for the Gunners in the commanding win over the Turkish giants, with Alexis Sanchez getting Arsenals other goal before Wojciech Szczesny was sent off and Gala got a late consolation.I knew he was quick but he's electric, Wenger said. Hopefully that hat-trick More...
Terry wants more Chelsea Champions League success
October 02, 2014 (13:35) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Chelsea captain John Terry wants to lead the team to another Champions League victory having missed out on the final the first time the Blues landed Europes biggest club trophy, Sky Sports has reported.The London club beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the 2012 final, dismissing Bayern in their own Allianz Arena, but Terry missed the match through suspension. The centre-back was sent off in the semi-final second leg against Barcelona for kicking out at Alexis Sanchez.Terry was part of the post-match celebrations More...
Man City captain Kompany defends Toure
October 02, 2014 (13:25) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Vincent Kompany has come to the defence of Manchester City teammate Yaya Toure, who has been criticised for his form at the start of the Premier League season, Sky Sports has reported.The City captain argued that the team as a whole havent hit their best form as a result of the calibre of teams theyve been up against, and asked that Toures past strong performances are considered before he is questioned. Hes done so much for this club, hes always played brilliantly, Kompany said. He is always an important p More...
Chambers and Shaw in England Under-21 squad
October 02, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Calum Chambers and Luke Shaw of Arsenal and Manchester United respectively have been named in Gareth Southgates England Under-21 squad for the Euro Under-21 Championships qualification play-off, Sky Sports has reported.The Young Lions meet Croatia at Wolves Molineux on October 10 and travel to Vinkovci for the return leg four days later. Southgates side won nine of their 10 group games with the winners of the play-off taking a place at the tournament next summer in Czech Republic.Chambers, Shaw and West Bromwic More...
Liverpool waiting on Gerrard contract extension
October 01, 2014 (15:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool are yet to offer captain Steven Gerrard a new contract, with manager Brendan Rodgers revealing a new deal will depend largely on the player, according to ESPN.Gerrards current contract expires at the end of the season and he signed a one-year extension last summer, but will be able to speak with clubs in Europe from January 1. Rodgers confirmed no talks have started but insisted there isnt a question mark over the 34-year-olds ability to withstand Premier League football.It is something we are lookin More...
Nani unsure over Man Utd future
October 01, 2014 (15:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Luis Nani doesnt know if he has a future at Manchester United, the winger focused instead on succeeding in his loan spell with Sporting Lisbon, ESPN has reported.Nani lined up against Chelsea for Sporting in the Blues 1-0 Champions League win on Tuesday night and speaking after the match, admitted he was trying to make the most of his time away from Old Trafford.I don't know [where my future lies], he said. At the moment, I just want to enjoy the football. I want to play, I want to be at my best, then let's s More...
Tiote: I want to leave Newcastle
October 01, 2014 (14:55) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has revealed his desire to quit the club and hopes to get the chance to do so in the January transfer window, the Daily Telegraph has reported.Tiote is quoted as telling media in his native Ivory Coast that he sees his time on Tyneside at an end and wants a fresh start elsewhere. I want to leave, the 28-year-old confirmed. I've spent four years with Newcastle. I think I have reached a stage where it's maybe time to look elsewhere for a new challenge.I will focus on upcoming ga More...
Costa wants Spain call despite Chelsea concern
October 01, 2014 (14:50) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Diego Costa wants to be involved for Spain in the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers despite Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisting he should be allowed to rest a muscle injury, Football Espana has reported.Mourinho has claimed Costa is unable to train fully due to the problem and believes that if the striker is left out of La Rojas squad to play Slovakia and Luxembourg. I think he has the perfect chance to be on top form for both Chelsea and Spain, Mourinho said, advocating a rest period for the former Atletico Madrid striker. More...
Stoke to open Crouch contract talks
October 01, 2014 (14:40) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Stoke City will hold talks over a new contract with Peter Crouch amid fears the striker could leave the club in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph.Crouchs current deal expires at the end of the season and the Potters want his future determined before the New Year, when they would be vulnerable to losing the former England international. The 33-year-old could speak with European teams from January 1, while Queens Park Rangers are expected to re-ignite their interest from this summer.Stok More...
Gibbs can replace Cole for England, says Arsenal boss Wenger
October 01, 2014 (14:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Arsene Wenger believes Kieran Gibbs can match his Arsenal predecessor Ashley Cole and become the first-choice left-back of the England national team, Sky Sports has reported.Gibbs has three caps for his country and is Wengers preferred option in the position, over Nacho Monreal, but Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw, of Everton and Manchester United respectively, are ahead of Gibbs in the running to succeed Cole in the long-run following the Roma mans international retirement.But Wenger has told England counterpart More...
Midweek friendly idea being entertained by Man Utd
October 01, 2014 (12:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United are exploring the possibility of the club playing midweek friendlies across the world, the BBC has reported.United failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years after finishing seventh last season " and the cub has lost out on a reported figure of more than 40m.While their main rivals are all playing in Europes elite competition, an early League Cup exit means the Red Devils will only play three more midweek games this term, with all of those Premier League fixtures. More...
Midwek friendly idea being entertained by Man Utd
October 01, 2014 (12:00) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United are exploring the possibility of the club playing midweek friendlies across the world, the BBC has reported.United failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years after finishing seventh last season " and the cub has lost out on a reported figure of more than 40m.While their main rivals are all playing in Europes elite competition, an early League Cup exit means the Red Devils will only play three more midweek games this term, with all of those Premier League fixtures. More...
Rodgers - Sturridge will not be fit for England duty
October 01, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that even if striker Daniel Sturridge is fit enough to make any form of return this weekend the player will then not be able to play for England, according to Sky Sports.Sturridge was on England duty when he suffered a thigh injury during a training session and was subsequently ruled out until now.Liverpool have travelled to Switzerland to face Basel without their main man but hope that the striker, who has 32 goals in 46 league games for the club, can play some part whe More...
Winners and Losers: Questions remain regarding Liverpool captain Gerrard
September 30, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Amid Liverpools mixed start to the Premier League season have come questions regarding the previously untouchable captain, Steven Gerrard. A dominating performance in Saturdays Merseyside derby would have offered the perfect riposte but despite scoring, the skipper didnt impose himself as he so often has in the past.Gerrard began his Reds career as something of a utility man - indeed, his very first Liverpool appearance was as a right-back, while plenty of his subsequent outings were on the right-hand side of midfield. When Gerrard was More...
Mourinho ready for lengthy Chelsea stay
September 30, 2014 (12:40) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Jose Mourinho has revealed he isnt looking ahead to a new position for the first time in his career and is ready to stay at Chelsea for as long as he is wanted by Roman Abramovich, ESPN has reported.Mourinho told an interview with Portuguese publication Record that in every other job hes held, hes had one eye on the future, but that isnt the case in his second spell at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho was previously Chelsea manager between 2004 and 2007, leaving after a slow start to the 2007-08 campaign.He manager I More...
Giroud signs new Arsenal contract
September 30, 2014 (12:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Olivier Giroud has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with Arsenal, tying the France international to the Premier League club until the summer of 2018, the Daily Telegraph has reported.Girouds new deal represents a two-year contract extension and sees the striker paid in the region of 80,000, the newspaper adds. Giroud is currently on the sidelines with a fractured foot and isnt expected back fit until the New Year.Theo Walcott, also recovering from injury, is next in line to be offered a new deal by manager Ar More...
Mignolet not concerned by Liverpool links with Valdes
September 30, 2014 (12:20) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists he is not worried by speculation connecting former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes with a move to Anfield, ESPN has reported.Valdes is currently a free agent, leaving Camp Nou at the end of the season when his contract expired, but hasnt played since March due to a cruciate ligament injury. It has however been suggested that Liverpool will approach the Spain international once he has recovered, with Valdes able to sign for a new club outside the transfer window due to his free agent status. More...
Pardew safe as Newcastle manager
September 30, 2014 (12:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Alan Pardew is in no immediate danger of losing his position as Newcastle United manager, Sky Sports has reported.Newcastle where on Monday beaten by Stoke City, leaving the Magpies second bottom of the Premier League table with three points and no wins from their opening six games. Peter Crouch scored the only goal of the game after 14 minutes.Pardew will be in charge for Newcastles weekend visit to Swansea Citys Liberty Stadium, and will remain manager should Swansea beat Newcastle. The 53-year-old was appoint More...

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