Jones welcomes van Gaal tactics at Man Utd
July 25, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Phil Jones believes the tactics Louis van Gaal intends to deploy at Manchester United will take root and lead to success for the new Coach, ESPN has reported.United took a 7-0 win over LA Galaxy from van Gaals first friendly and used a back three, with Jones playing alongside Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans. The England international said after the match he was pleased with the outcome and says the squad are determined to make it work.We played three at the back, with Luke [Shaw] and Antonio [Valencia] as wing-ba More...
Wenger to rest Arsenals World Cup winners
July 25, 2014 (15:10) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsene Wenger has said Arsenals three World Cup winners - Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski - will miss the start of the Premier League season, according to ESPN.The three all contributed as Germany went all the way in Brazil, beating Argentina in the final of a seven-game tournament. With the summers exertions in mind, Wenger has revealed he will let the players return to club football at a later date, in an effort to preserve their fitness for the latter stages of the season.I have a decision to More...
Pochettino wants Rose at Tottenham
July 25, 2014 (14:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed the chances of Danny Rose leaving Tottenham Hotspur this season, according to ClubCall.Hull City were said to be interested in the left-back but the Tigers appear to have all-but wrapped up a deal for Dundee Uniteds Andrew Robertson, quashing talk of a 6m bid from Steve Bruce.Pochettino has come out publically to suggest Rose will remain at White Hart Lane, even with the signing of Ben Davies from Swansea City, which was confirmed this week. Davies is important for us because h More...
Collison chases QPR deal
July 25, 2014 (13:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
Welsh international midfielder Jack Collison is hoping to impress enough during a trial spell with Queens Park Rangers to earn himself a contract, according to Sky Sports.Collison is currently a free agent after being released by West Ham United at the end of last season. He joined the Hammers as a 16-year-old but has endured a torrid time, particularly in recent years, as a succession of injuries have blighted his career.QPR manager Harry Redknapp has invited Collison along on the clubs pre-season tour of German More...
Hull agree fee for Scottish starlet
July 25, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Hull City have finally agreed a fee with Dundee United for the transfer of highly-rated full back Andrew Robertson, reports The Hull Daily Mail.The Tigers have been in dogged pursuit of the 20-year-old this summer, with the latest and seemingly finally successful bid reported to be their fifth offer for the player. While the value of the bid has not been revealed, it is believed United were holding out for at least 3 million.Hull were keen to push the transfer through with some urgency in order to beat the regist More...
Cech ready to fight for his Chelsea place
July 25, 2014 (12:45) [ Indexed from A Different League
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has insisted he will not be satisfied with a place on the Chelsea bench during the current season, reports Sky Sports.The 32-year-old Czech Republic international played his first game for several months this week in a friendly in Austria after recovering from the dislocated shoulder injury which forced him to miss the end of last season.Cech has been Chelseas first choice between the posts since joining from Stade Rennais for 7 million in 2004. But he now faces serious competition f More...
Leaked video shows Mangala Man City signing
July 25, 2014 (12:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
A video clip that was briefly displayed on Manchester Citys website apparently showed French international defender Eliaquim Mangala signing for the club, reports BBC Sport.The video showed Mangala arriving in Manchester by private jet, and then being taken to a medical examination and given a tour of the clubs training ground, with captions proclaiming him to be Citys newest signing.I am here to help the team win titles, the league, the cup and the Champions League, says Mangala in the video. I am ambitio More...
Man Utd monitoring striker Depay
July 25, 2014 (11:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manchester United are monitoring PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay and could make a move to sign the 20-year-old this summer, according to the Metro.New Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal knows Depay well, having recently managed him at the World Cup in Brazil. Mainly used as a substitute for the Netherlands, Depay scored goals in group matches against Australia and Chile, and as a result of those impressive displays, van Gaal is apparently keen to bring him to Old Trafford.Should Depay end up leaving Einhoven for M More...
Mourinho: Drogba belongs at Chelsea
July 25, 2014 (11:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that Didier Drogba belongs at Stamford Bridge as he continues his pursuit of the Ivory Coast striker, according to BBC Sport.Drogba has been told by his current club, the Turkish giants Galatasaray, that he is free to leave, and Mourinho is giving serious consideration to bringing the striker back to Chelsea, where he enjoyed eight highly successful seasons between 2004 and 2012.But Mourinho insisted that any move would be strictly for footballing reasons, with all emoti More...
Tottenham defender Chiriches emerges as Roma target
July 25, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches is edging closer to a move to Roma, with the Serie A runners-up stepping up their pursuit of the Romanian, according to the Daily Mail.The 24-year-old has recently pulled out of Tottenhams pre-season tour of the United States after complaining of stiffness in his lower back. He has only been at the club for one season, but is keen on a move to Italy.Roma were interested in signing Chiriches last summer with their manager Rudi Garcia a major admirer, only for Tottenham to beat the More...
New Liverpool deal for Gerrard
July 25, 2014 (10:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is ready to sign a new contract to keep him at Anfield for another three years, according to The Daily Star.The Anfield legend has one year left to run on his current contract, but following his retirement from international duty, he is in a position to prolong his club career. Regarding Gerrards decision to prioritise his club over his country, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said: I am very happy that Steven is now going to commit to Liverpool and I am sure that is something More...
Atletico Madrid linked with move for Cazorla
July 25, 2014 (10:45) [ Indexed from A Different League
Atletico Madrid are being linked with a move for Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla, with the Spanish champions keen to strengthen for next season, the Independent has reported.Cazorla, who has been a long-term target for the Champions League runners-up, is said to be hugely admired by Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who is looking to add to his attacking options after losing Diego Costa to Chelsea earlier in the summer.Arsenal are unwilling to sell the Spaniard, who still has two years left on his contract after he sig More...
Vidal rules out Man Utd move
July 25, 2014 (10:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has appeared to rule out a move to Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Mail.The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin in recent months, since winning his third consecutive Serie A title since joining Juventus in the summer of 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen. Man Utd and Real Madrid are the two sides reportedly in the race to sign Vidal.The Italian club are not keen to sell Vidal, who still has three years remaining on his current contract, but More...
West Ham striker Carroll set for lengthy lay-off
July 25, 2014 (10:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll could be out of action for up to four months after damaging ankle ligaments in training, Sky Sports has reported.The Premier League side are currently on a pre-season tour of New Zealand, and Carroll was left out of Wednesdays defeat to Wellington Phoenix as a precaution after feeling pain in his left ankle, and he has since undergone scans which have determined the extent of the damage. He will now have surgery on Friday.It represents a major blow to West Hams preparations a More...
Lampard to complete New York move
July 24, 2014 (13:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Chelsea midfield legend Frank Lampard is in New York to finalise a deal with new MLS franchise New York City FC, reports The Daily Mail.Lampard was spotted arriving at the citys JFK airport with a press conference called to unveil him as Citys latest star addition to their burgeoning squad, after the capture of Spanish international striker David Villa from Atletico Madrid. The domestic season in the United States does not get underway until March next year, and as such a short-term loan move is a likely possibi More...
Bruce: Hull captain Davies going nowhere
July 24, 2014 (12:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that there are no plans to allow Curtis Davies to leave the KC Stadium ahead of the new season, reports Sky Sports.Davies is reported to be on the radar of Crystal Palace after they failed in a bid to land Tottenhams Michael Dawson, himself also reported to be a Hull transfer target. Other Premier League clubs such as north east pair Sunderland and Newcastle United, as well as Everton, have also been linked with the 29-year-olds services.However, Tigers boss Bruce has More...
Martinez set to reveal new Everton signings
July 24, 2014 (12:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has claimed three or four new players will be unveiled imminently, reports talkSPORT.Everton have been a relatively quiet presence in the transfer market so far this summer, although this now appears to be set to change.Boss Martinez wanted to make a careful assessment of what resources were available to him in terms of young players coming through from the much-vaunted Everton academy before deciding his transfer targets, but he now seems clear in his mind what is still required t More...
Gilks targets Burnley number 1 shirt
July 24, 2014 (12:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
New Burnley goalkeeper Matt Gilks is ready for a battle to claim a regular starting place to boost his international aspirations, reports The Lancashire Telegraph.Gilks left Blackpool this summer after six distinguished years with the Seasiders in which he made 203 appearances in all competitions and established himself as a regular member of the Scotland international squad.The 32-year-old quickly penned a deal with Lancashire rivals Burnley, and has immediately set his sights on the no.1 jersey, although is unde More...
Liverpool step up Bertrand chase
July 24, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Liverpool are reported to be ready to move for Chelseas Ryan Bertrand as boss Brendan Rodgers continues his search for a new left back, according to The Daily Mail.Its no secret that Rodgers is desperate to fill the hole on the left side of the Liverpool defence, but has so far been unsuccessful in his pursuit of his preferred targets. The Reds interest in Sevilla's 22-year-old Spanish international Alberto Moreno became an on-off saga which appears to have permanently hit the buffers, with the Andalusian club More...
Southampton to make improved offer for Forster
July 24, 2014 (11:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Southampton are preparing to make an increased offer for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, after their initial bid was turned down, according to Sky Sports.The Saints opening offer - believed to be in the region of 3.5m, was described by the Scottish club as derisory on Tuesday. Celtic rate the 26-year-old former Newcastle United youngster highly, and may demand up to 10m.Forster has spent the last four seasons at Celtic, the first two of which on loan, and he has become a key player in helping the club make More...
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