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Virgil Van Dijk: Bookies cut odds on Liverpool target joining Man City amid flurry of bets

The Holland international has emerged as one of the world’s most coveted defenders after impressing at Southampton. City, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been credited with serious interest in securing his services as they look to bolster their squads. However, Saints are adamant Van Dijk’s not for sale and they ...

Fantasy Football Tips: Who to sign, sell and captain for Gameweek 2

Fantasy Football Tips: Gameweek 2   WHO should you transfer in and out of your Fantasy Premier League team ahead of Gameweek 2? GETTY IN: Jamie Vardy - Looked to be in peak condition with a couple of brilliant goals against Arsenal. The £8.6m Leicester striker faces Brighton and Huddersfield ...

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Wood fears Leeds could stop dream Burnley move with £20m demand

GETTY Chris Wood is dreaming of a move from Leeds to Burnley this summerThe Championship outfit have rejected an initial bid of £12m from the Clarets and are demanding in the region of £20m. But the Clarets are not prepared to go above £15m and will make an improved take-it-or-leave-it ...

Man Utd star Paul Pogba: I can be main man now world transfer burden is gone

GETTY Paul Pogba scored for Manchester United against West HamPogba became the most expensive star on the planet when he rejoined United from Juventus last summer in a world record £90m deal. The huge fee appeared to be a burden as he struggled to make a significant impact - despite ...

Arsene Wenger press conference: Full transcript of Arsenal manager’s pre-Stoke briefing

ARSENAL FC Arsene Wenger press conference: Arsenal boss speaks ahead of Stoke clashOn team news… Early team news is that from last week I think Mertesacker will be available again. For Sanchez it looks a bit early, but he works hard in training. Our medical people think Saturday comes too ...

Sanchez, Iniesta, Robben… the 50 best players in Europe whose contracts expire in 2018

The best players in Europe whose contracts expire in 2018   WHICH top players throughout Europe could be available for nothing when their contracts expire at the end of the season? GETTY Alexis Sanchez Arsene Wenger has today admitted that Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation is far from ideal. He said: ...

Transfer News LIVE updates: Van Dijk to Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal latest gossip

Transfer News LIVE: All the latest gossip, rumours and every done deal as Philippe Coutinho continues to push for a move to Barcelona. 12:30pm: Leicester are reportedly demanding Chelsea hand over the £40m they received for Nemanja Matic to let Danny Drinkwater move to Stamford Bridge. The England international has established ...

Another one ticked off the list: Liverpool ace Trent Alexander-Arnold talks stunning goal

The Liverpool defender scored his first goal for the Reds on his European debut as Jurgen Klopp’s men claimed a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the first leg of their Champions League play-off on Tuesday. Alexander-Arnold, 18, curled a first-half free-kick over the wall to mark his first game on ...

Philippe Coutinho won’t join Barcelona this summer, they’ll get Ousmane Dembele – Price

GETTY Philippe Coutinho will not join Barcelona this summerThat's according to Bundesliga expert Lee Price who says Dembele is the man heading to the Nou Camp this summer. Barca are interested in both players, but can't afford to sign the duo this summer despite selling Neymar. The Brazilian joined Paris ...

Chelsea EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Belotti still being targeted by Blues amid Diego Costa fiasco

GETTY Chelsea target Andrea Belotti has been priced at £80m by TorinoThe AWOL striker has been ordered back to England from his native Brazil. But last night it seemed highly unlikely Costa would heed their demand. A source close to the Spanish international said: “I really don’t think he is ...

Fantasy Premier League: The 10 players who let us down most in Gameweek 1

Fantasy Premier League: The 10 players who let us down most this week   THE first week of the fantasy football season is over - which Premier League players let us down? GETTY Harry Kane (1 point) - Continued his August drought, frustratingly hitting the post Gameweek 1 of the ...

Liverpool and Everton run rule over Trabzonspor playmaker Yusuf Yazici

The attacking midfielder has spent nine years on the books at his hometown club after joining them as a kid. And last season he established himself in Ersun Yanal’s first-team plans after stepping in during Mehmet Ekici’s injury lay-off. Yazici scored six goals and provided 10 assists in 22 Turkish ...

Every Premier League done deal: The 102 confirmed top flight arrivals so far this summer

Every confirmed Premier League signing so far this summer   THERE’S only a couple of weeks left until the transfer window closes - these are the arrivals confirmed so far. GETTY Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon to Arsenal) “Brighton, Everton and Manchester City have all been very active” While Paris St-Germain have ...

The 25 Premier League transfer sagas which need to be resolved before the window closes

The 25 Premier League transfer sagas which need to be resolved before the window closes   THERE have been thousands of Premier League transfer rumours flying about this summer - here are the sagas that need to be resolved before the window shuts. GETTY Virgil van Dijk - Some of ...

Sergi Roberto could quit Barcelona this week: Man Utd and Chelsea prepared to pay £36m

GETTY Barcelona transfer news: Sergi Roberto is angry at the Nou CampSpanish newspaper Sport claim Roberto's patience with Barca is at the limit after a rough summer. Manager Ernesto Valverde has barely spoken to Roberto since taking charge and the player has had enough. Barcelona are set to sign another ...

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool refuse to name price, no Barcelona talks – Guillem Balague

That’s according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, who has slammed reports in his homeland that talks are on the cards. Coutinho’s future has been the subject of intense speculation this summer with Barcelona desperate to get him on-board. And their interest in signing him has been borne out in ...

Liverpool transfer news: Coutinho to move within days claim, Ojo to Fulham, Yazici scouted

Philippe Coutinho will join Barcelona from Liverpool in a £91m deal in the coming days. That's the blockbuster claim of Spanish outlet Sport. They claim the mega fee will rise with add-ons included. Barcelona are desperate to sign Coutinho as they look to splash the cash following Neymar's £198m departure ...

Liverpool have done shrewd business with Philippe Coutinho’s contract – Joleon Lescott

GETTY Philippe Coutinho wants to join BarcelonaThat's according to former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott who thinks the absence of a buy-out clause in the Brazilian's contract could pocket the Kop up to £20m extra than they might have expected. Coutinho signed a new contact in January but handed in ...

Diego Costa to return to Chelsea? Club command rebel striker to come back to training

GETTY Diego Costa has been told to come back to ChelseaThe AWOL striker has been in Brazil since the middle of June and claimed on Monday he is being treated like a “criminal” by the champions. But despite boss Antonio Conte dumping the Spain international by text, the Blues have ...

Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona: Liverpool fans react to club shop removing photo of star

The 25-year-old sparked panic among Reds fans this week after submitting a transfer request – although owners FSG are adamant their star man won’t be sold. Footage uploaded to Twitter showed a large sticker of the Brazilian being slowly peeled off the window of the shop in the centre of ...

Stoke to sign Jese Rodriguez on loan from PSG, announcement very soon – Guillem Balague

GETTY Stoke are set to complete the loan signing of Jese RodriguezRodriguez wants to play for Mark Hughes according to Guillem Balague after starting just one match last season at the French club. The 24-year-old was on loan at Las Palmas for the second half of the campaign, after failing ...

Romelu Lukaku: There’s something special between myself and Marcus Rashford

GETTY Romelu Lukaku thinks he has a special bond with Marcus RashfordThe £75m Belgian moved from Everton to Manchester United earlier this summer and has hit the ground running. He bagged a brace on debut yesterday, helping United to a 4-0 demolition of West Ham. Lukaku and Rashford combined for ...

Martin Keown: It’s astonishing Chelsea sold Nemanja Matic to Man Utd, he oozes class

The Arsenal hero was impressed with the Serbia international’s performance in the 4-0 win against West Ham yesterday in the Premier League. Fellow new signing Romelu Lukaku netted twice in the victory but Keown thinks it was Matic who made the difference at Old Trafford. He told the Daily Mail: ...

Stunning Russian model Victoria Lopyreva cheers on Man Utd v West Ham – photos

Stunning Russian model Victoria Lopyreva cheers on Man Utd against West Ham   RUSSIAN model Victoria Lopyreva watched Manchester United beat West Ham at Old Trafford yesterday. INSTAGRAM Lopyreva visits Old Trafford The 34-year-old is an ambassador for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. And she visited the Theatre of ...

JEREMY CROSS COLUMN: Coutinho right to leave, lucky Harry Diamond, Rose gutsy to speak out

GETTY Philippe Coutinho needs to leave Liverpool to win big trophiesAcross the pitches at the club’s Melwood training complex is a certain Steven Gerrard working with the youth team players. Gerrard is a club legend and regarded as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever stars. But like it or not, Gerrard ...

Hugo Lloris backs Tottenham to impress at Wembley and create fortress for fans

GETTY Hugo Lloris expects Tottenham to make Wembley a home from homeSpurs have struggled to find their best form at the national stadium but with White Hart Lane unavailable, Lloris knows it must become their home from home. And he insists there will be no hang-ups when they kick off ...

EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle set to seal £5m deal for Stoke striker Joselu

GETTY Newcastle are set to sign Joselu from Stoke for £5mAnd he could be joined at St James’ Park by Chelsea’s Kenedy who is expected to seal a season-long loan move later this week. But Newcastle have cooled their interest in Arsenal forward Lucas Perez while a move for his ...

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool star left out of squad for Hoffenheim Champions League tie

The playmaker missed Saturday's Premier League opener against Watford due to a back problem picked up in pre-season. Jurgen Klopp's decision to leave him out of the Reds' 22-man squad comes amid Barcelona's interest in signing him. The La Liga giants are on the lookout for a big-name replacement for ...

Transfer News LIVE updates: Perisic to Man Utd talks, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal gossip

Transfer News LIVE: All the latest gossip, rumours and every done deal as Philippe Coutinho continues to push for a move to Barcelona. Monday, August 14 12.15am: Stoke striker Joselu is travelling up to the North East to complete a £5m move to Newcastle. And he could be joined at St ...

Everton 1 Stoke 0: Rooney hits winner for Toffees

GETTY Wayne Rooney scored for EvertonThe ball hit the back of the net. As it did when he was a teenager, Goodison Park reverberated to a chant of “Rooney, Rooney.” The locals hailed a Liverpudlian. They cheered an Evertonian. It was the happiest of homecomings. Once a Blue, he is ...

Brighton 0 Man City 2: Guardiola’s men down Seagulls

GETTY Sergio Aguero opened the scoringThe Argentinian who has made a habit of scoring on opening days ever since he moved here six years ago produced his magic again just when it looked as though Brighton's brick wall would deny them. It was no more than he and man of ...

Chelsea 2 Burnley 3: Clarets stun Premier League champions

GETTY Sam Vokes celebratesSure, a memorable second half fight-back, even when they were down to nine men for the final minutes, was a stirring spectacle in the Stamford Bridge sunshine. And, sure, there was rare promise to behold in the dynamic performance of £60million striker Alvaro Morata when he came ...

Tottenham transfer news exclusive: Mauricio Pochettino plots £85m triple swoop

In the week that their transfer policy was criticised by England left-back Danny Rose, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is now poised to act. Spurs have made an opening offer of £20m for Ajax’s Colombian centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 21, but could eventually end up paying £35m. Dutch sources have told the ...

Diego Costa faces Chelsea fine after failing to report back for new season

Despite being told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer in his plans, the Chelsea striker was still due to report for pre-season training a fortnight ago. He also still has the No. 19 number in the champions’ squad for the new season. But as far as Chelsea ...

Predicted PFA Team of the Year 2017/18: Who makes our XI?

Predicted 2017/18 PFA Team of the Year: Who makes our squad?   WHO will make the 2017/18 PFA Team of the Year? We’ve had a go at predicting the XI. GETTY GK: David De Gea - The best keeper in the league should have a top season The new Premier ...

Antonio Conte’s mood goes from bad to worse after Chelsea’s opening day defeat to Burnley

GETTY Antonio Conte's men slumped to an opening day 3-2 defeat at the hands of BurnleyThat was nothing compared to his mood not just AFTER the match, or even at half-time. The Chelsea boss knew, after a far from smooth summer for the champions, that the new campaign was not ...

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic relaxed about future despite entering last year of deal

GETTY Slaven Bilic is relaxed about his West Ham future despite entering the final year of his dealThe Hammers boss is still waiting on a new deal as he enters the final year of his current contract. West Ham’s current owners have previously allowed managers run down their contract before ...

Pep Guardiola says new-look Manchester City can win Premier League title this season

GETTY Pep Guardiola thinks Manchester City can challenge for the Premier League title nowThe club have have splashed £217m this summer as Guardiola gave his squad what he insisted was a much-needed injection of youth. Defenders Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo all arrived at the Etihad along with keeper ...

Arsenal 4 Leicester 3: Ramsey and Giroud rescue Gunners from defeat

GETTY Olivier Giroud celebrates his winning goalTheir first league game has regularly been painful for the Gunners, with just one win from their previous seven. They had suffered three defeats in the last four, despite them all being at home. In the process they conceded four to Liverpool, two to ...
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