No substance to Vidal speculation, say Juventus
August 21, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has insisted that there is no truth in the widespread speculation linking midfielder Arturo Vidal with a move to Manchester United, Sky Sports has reported.Vidal has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for much of the summer, particularly since he returned from representing Chile in the World Cup. Reports have suggested that United boss Louis van Gaal has been lining up a 45m offer for the 27-year-old.Bayern Munich are also said to have been interested, but Marotta h More...
Arsenal midfielder Arteta to be out for two weeks
August 21, 2014 (11:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsenal will be without midfielder Mikel Arteta for at least two weeks after he sprained his ankle during the 0-0 draw with Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier on Tuesday, the Guardian has reported.The Spaniard suffered the injury in a challenge with Demba Ba at the Ataturk Stadium, and the extent of the problem will not be revealed until after the club receive the results of a scan on Thursday, but Arsenal do not expect him to feature until after the international break.He is now set to More...
Liverpool in talks with Balotelli
August 21, 2014 (11:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Liverpool have opened talks with Milan striker Mario Balotelli over the possibility of a move to Anfield after identifying him as a key transfer target, according to BBC Sport.Along with Arsenal, the Reds have been linked with the controversial Italian throughout the summer. Any interest from the North London club seems to have passed, but now Liverpool have made an approach as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to help replace the gap left by Luis Suarez, who moved to Barcelona for 75m in July.Balotelli has been at M More...
Roma make enquiry for Chelsea striker Torres
August 21, 2014 (10:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
Roma have enquired to Chelsea over the availability of striker Fernando Torres, and are willing to exchange Mattia Destro as part of the deal, according to the Daily Mail.Torres has struggled for form and consistency since making the move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for 50m in January 2011. As a result, he has lost place in the starting XI, with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho set to go with former Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa as his main striker this season.The 30-year-old has attracted interest from clu More...
Dzeko signs new Man City contract
August 21, 2014 (10:35) [ Indexed from A Different League
Edin Dzeko has become the latest player to commit his long-term future to Manchester City after signing a new four-year contract on Wednesday, the Daily Mirror has reported.He now joins Sergio Aguero, Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri and David Silva in extending their stay.The 28-year-old will now continue to be at the club until at least the summer of 2018, having shown impressive form throughout his time at the Etihad Stadium, but particularly since Manuel Pellegrini became the manager at the beg More...
Mackay out of running for Palace job
August 21, 2014 (10:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay will not be appointed as the new manager of Crystal Palace after the Welsh club reported him to the FA over alleged misconduct, BBC Sport has reported.According to the Daily Mail, the allegations are that he sent racist, sexist and homophobic text messages to his former head of recruitment at Cardiff, Iain Moody, who has since taken up a similar role at Palace, and has also been implicated by the Bluebirds in their complaint to the FA. The accusations are detailed in a document sent by Cardiff to th More...
Manolas not close to Arsenal, reveals Wenger
August 20, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he isnt expecting imminent developments regarding the potential transfer of Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, the Daily Mail has reported.Wenger admitted that the Gunners are in need of new faces in defence but cant say there will be new arrivals in the short-term. Honestly, we are not close to signing anybody, Wenger said. I have nothing special to add on that at the moment.We are a bit short at the back, yes, he added. But we should have [Per] Mertesacker and More...
Fellaini injury puts Man Utd exit in doubt
August 20, 2014 (17:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Marouane Fellainis proposed move from Manchester United to Serie A side Napoli is in doubt after the Belgium international suffered a foot injury in training, according to the Daily Telegraph.Fellaini was pictured on crutches and with his foot in a protective boot and while the extent of the injury isnt know, its suggested the severity is enough to force Napoli to abandon their interest in the former Everton midfielder.A season-long loan deal to take Fellaini from Old Trafford to San Paolo had been mooted but N More...
Vargas close to QPR move
August 20, 2014 (17:10) [ Indexed from A Different League
Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers are expected to complete the loan signing of Chile international forward Eduardo Vargas, the BBC has reported.Vargas is contracted to Serie A side Napoli but spent the second half of last season on loan with Valencia, making 17 appearances and scoring three goals in La Liga and featuring a further eight times in other competitions, netting twice.He moved to Napoli in January 2012 but struggled to make an impact at San Paolo and has yet to start a game in the Italian leag More...
Sunderland contemplate Welbeck return
August 20, 2014 (13:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Sunderland are eyeing up a swoop for former loanee Danny Welbeck as they look to reinforce their attacking options, having lost patience on the potential deal for Fabio Borini, the Daily Mail has reported.Sunderland had seen a 14m bid for Italian Borini, who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light, accepted by Liverpool " only for the move to stall.Borini is unsure where his future lies and it is unclear whether he will remain at Anfield to battle for a place in Brendan Rodgers starting line-up. More...
Long term Wenger target Douglas Costa 'free to leave'
August 20, 2014 (13:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could make a move for long standing target Douglas Costa after Shakhtar Donetsk told the player they will not stand in his way should he want to leave, the Metro has reported.Costa has been courted by Arsenal in the past with two offers for the Brazilian playmaker rebuffed by the Ukrainian club.However they could well finally land the player after the club confirmed the player is available for the right deal " a season long loan is being mooted for both parties. More...
Muller reveals he rejected chance to join United
August 20, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Germany star Thomas Muller has revealed he turned down what is described as a huge offer to join Manchester United, the Daily Star is reporting.Muller was one of the stars for his country as he helped to land the World cup in Brazil this summer and speculation had grown that he could leave Bayern Munich following his expression of frustration against the rotation policy of Pep Guardiola.This was further enhanced when the German forward described his relationship with new United manager Louis van Gaal as a speci More...
Julio Cesar heads to Benfica
August 20, 2014 (12:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar has signed a two year deal with Portuguese side Benfica following his release from Queens Park Rangers, the BBC has reported.The 34-year-old was an ever present in his countrys goal at the World Cup as the hosts finished fourth, even becoming a penalty shootout hero against Chile, but spent the majority of his time behind Rob Green in the pecking order of his club.Since arriving from Inter Milan on a four year contract back in 2012 he has made just 27 appearances for QPR and spent the second half of last seaso More...
United officially confirm Rojo deal
August 20, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manchester United have confirmed that Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be joining the club with winger Nani heading in the opposite direction on a season long loan, Sky Sports is reporting.The Argentina international, who played all seven of his countrys World Cup games this summer, had earlier hinted at the deal himself and now official word on the transfer has come from Old Trafford too.A club statement said: Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached an agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign More...
Mackay to be appointed by Crystal Palace
August 19, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Crystal Palace are expected to confirm Malky Mackay as the replacement for Tony Pulis, who left the club shortly before the start of the new Premier League season, ESPN has reported.Its understood that the choice for the Eagles new manager came down to Mackay and Tim Sherwood, the former Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder who left Spurs at the end of the season.Sherwood is thought to have met with Palace co-chairman Steve Parish but Parish has turned instead to ex-Cardiff City boss Mackay, who wor More...
Cazorla warns Arsenal about Besiktas' Ba
August 19, 2014 (17:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Santi Cazorla believes Arsenal need to be wary of former Chelsea striker Demba Ba when they face Besiktas in their Champions League play-off, ESPN has reported.The Gunners meet the Turkish side on Tuesday night in the first-leg of their play-off meeting, the return coming at the Emirates Stadium a week later. Arsene Wengers side have never lost a play-off for the Champions League and Cazorla has said that if that record is to continue, they must keep Ba in check.He is a great footballer, the Spain international More...
Schurrle impressed with Chelsea debutants Fabregas and Costa
August 19, 2014 (17:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Andre Schurrle believes Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made the perfect starts to their Chelsea careers after the Blues got the new Premier League campaign underway with a 3-1 win over Burnley, Sky Sports has reported.Costa netted Chelseas equaliser after Burnley opened the scoring while Fabregas had a hand in all three goals scored by his new club, teeing up Branislav Ivanovic for the cross that led to Costas strike, playing in Schurrle for the second goal and delivering the corner converted by Ivanovic for the third. More...
Lambert hits out at Southampton over Vlaar pursuit
August 19, 2014 (17:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has criticised Southampton counterpart Ronald Koeman over the manner of the Saints pursuit of Ron Vlaar, the Daily Mail has reported.Koeman has gone public with his desire to sign the Netherlands international, drawing the ire of Lambert, who said Koemans comments were disrespectful to Villa.I think he is disrespecting when talking about other team's players when they are still their players, he said. I think that's wrong.I wouldn't mind if he picked More...
Martinez plays down concerns over Evertons Barkley
August 19, 2014 (16:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has played down suggestions Ross Barkley could be missing until the New Year after it was suggested the England international would be missing for five months with a knee injury, Sky Sports has reported.Barkley suffered a knee injury in training shortly before the start of the new Premier League season and it was reported shortly after that the 20-year-old was facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. But Martinez has indicated Barkley could return sooner rather than later.His knee More...
Rojo confirms Man Utd switch
August 19, 2014 (11:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Sporting Lisbon left-back Marcos Rojo has confirmed that he is set to join Manchester United after the Portuguese club accepted a bid of 15.9m, the Metro has reported.The two clubs have been involved in negotiations for several days, with Man Utd having declared their interest in the 24-year-old. An agreement has now finally been reached after a row over third party ownership.Upon hearing of Man Utds interest, Rojo admitted his intention to move to Old Trafford, despite the prospect of missing out on playing Cha More...
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