Rumours

Not buying rumours of Eden Hazard leaving Chelsea 0

The Mirror picked-up on a bizarre story from France this afternoon, which claims that Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has already told his club teammates that he intends to join Paris Saint-Germain this Summer. The original article from La Parisienne, relayed by Ed Malyon, goes on to say that: “it is too early to say that an(…)

Questioning reports that Erik Lamela is heading away from Tottenham

Questioning reports that Erik Lamela is heading away from Tottenham 3

Stories about Erik Lamela seeking a loan-move away from Tottenham have been around for a couple of weeks now and have, for the record, been denied by his brother on Twitter numerous times. No matter, The Mail will not be deterred, and they published an article this afternoon claiming that the player’s agent has flown(…)

Arsenal, Mario Mandzukic, and some future plans 0

The Mail have published a story this morning about Arsenal ‘keeping an eye’ on Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic, even though they concede that ‘any deal for the 27 year-old is unlikely to be explored this month’. Unlikely? You think? Mandzukic is Pep Guardiola’s first-choice lone-forward and is the third top-goalscorer in the Bundesliga -(…)

Discussing Liverpool and Cristian Tello

Discussing Liverpool and Cristian Tello 2

The Star have been a bit naughty this morning, as they’ve dug-deep into the internet to find a Spanish source to prop-up their ‘Cristian Tello is on the verge of joining Liverpool on-loan’ story. Tello has been linked to Liverpool for a long time now - and it seems that ever since he graduated from(…)

Discussing Manchester United’s interest in Fredy Guarin

Discussing Manchester United’s interest in Fredy Guarin 0

Manchester United’s decline is all the rage right now, so naturally there are plenty of stories about their January transfer targets doing the rounds. The Wesley Sneijder nonsense is just that, unfortunately, as the Dutchman has today confirmed that he’s happy in Turkey and not considering leaving Galatasary. From Goal.com, however, comes Duncan Castles’ report(…)

Discussing the latest Wayne Rooney, Manchester United, and Chelsea story

Discussing the latest Wayne Rooney, Manchester United, and Chelsea story 0

Ok, so realistically this was always going to happen - Chelsea interest in Wayne Rooney attracted a lot of interest over the Summer, and so it was always going to be revisited as we headed into the January window. Today, Martin Lipton writes in The Mirror that Jose Mourinho is still keen, and that the(…)

Who is Arsenal target Davy Klaassen?

Who is Arsenal target Davy Klaassen? 0

The Mail are reporting this morning that Arsenal have been watching Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen recently - supposedly their scouts where in the stands to watch the young Dutchman score a hat-trick against NAC Breda at the weekend. Beware of the ‘scouts are watching’ type rumour, because it’s one of those which is both impossible(…)

Discussing Manchester United, Chelsea and Ivan Rakitic

Discussing Manchester United, Chelsea and Ivan Rakitic 0

Towards the end of last month, there were some reports doing the rounds in the English press about Ivan Rakitic potentially being of interest to Chelsea and Manchester United - and that the Premier League clubs were willing to go as high as £25m in pursuit of the Croatian midfielder. On the basis that the(…)

Manchester United target Everton Ribeiro: Introduction

Manchester United target Everton Ribeiro: Introduction 0

‘Manchester United want him. David Moyes has been impressed. I’ve already been to England and talked personally with them. In United’s opinion, he is the complete midfielder.’ Those are some quotes from the agent of Everton Ribeiro, Robson Ferreira, and they’re part of a story in The Metro today which claims that the Brazilian will(…)

Discussing Liverpool’s interest in Xherdan Shaqiri

Discussing Liverpool’s interest in Xherdan Shaqiri 0

Ok, so there are some reports around at the moment about Liverpool potentially making a loan-move for Bayern Munich’s Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri - try out your linguistic skills with this. It’s not worth a full article, because these rumours very rarely are, but here a couple of thoughts on Shaqiri and his suitability. -(…)

Tottenham, Giuseppe Rossi, and half-hearted creativity

Tottenham, Giuseppe Rossi, and half-hearted creativity 0

I don’t really understand the point of The Express’ sports department, because it doesn’t seem to have anything going for it - it doesn’t break news, it doesn’t house any writers of note, and it has next to no appeal in general. Surely it’s only a matter of time before it, like the other sections(…)

Discussing Chelsea and Luke Shaw

Discussing Chelsea and Luke Shaw 0

The Daily Express leads with a story this morning about Chelsea being poised to bid £30m for Southampton’s full-back Luke Shaw. If I was being cynical, I’d say that The Express - knowing that there’s assumed interesting in Shaw from Stamford Bridge - have artificially tried to advance this story by putting a price-tag on(…)

Chelsea, Manchester City, and Sergio Ramos: fun and games

Chelsea, Manchester City, and Sergio Ramos: fun and games 0

Ok, so here’s a rule of transfer-rumour reporting: if a high-profile player in Europe seems in any way unhappy at any time, he must immediately be linked with Manchester City and Chelsea. Because of their wealth, anything which involves City and Chelsea is instantly believable - so it was with that knowledge in mind, that(…)

Supposed Tottenham target Sergi Darder: Statistics

Supposed Tottenham target Sergi Darder: Statistics 0

The transfer window opens soon, so buckle-up and get used to the rumours. Sky Sports have seemingly been looking through the Spanish press, and are reporting that Tottenham are looking at Malaga’s nineteen year-old midfielder Sergi Darder, which seems a bit premature given that he’s only half a season into his first La Liga campaign.(…)

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