Eden Hazard is still confusing everybody with stories being leaked firstly saying he wants to play in blue, then saying he wants to play in Manchester. Whilst this suggests Manchester City, many Manchester United fans are still hopeful he will join a team who play in red. Another player linked with the red side of Manchester is Everton’s Leighton Baines. Rumours suggest the clubs have already been in contact and Manchester United have bid around £12m. Newcastle will continue their shopping on the continent, as they approach French champions Montpellier for central defender and captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and return to Lille for defender Mathieu Debuchy. Chelsea‘s Champions League win means they will have much more clout in this transfer window. Read more..
We’ve now reached the end of one of the strangest and most exciting seasons in Premier League history. The FA Cup winners and Champions League finalists Chelsea finished 6th, big spending soccer ballers Liverpool win the League Cup but finish 8th below Everton, and Manchester City wait until the last few minutes of the season to secure their status as the best team in England, and claim the title for the first time since 1968. Even now all the games have been played, the European spots are still undecided as Chelsea can qualify for next seasons Champions League if they win the final next week, meaning Spurs would miss out on Europe’s most lucrative and prestigious competition, Read more..
Carlos Tevez has apologised to Manchester City, after realising that his exile from football during the past few months has been because Roberto Mancini thought he refused to warm up during a Champions League tie against Bayern Munich in September. Mancini will support players who fail drugs tests, are Gareth Barry, sulk at being substituted, play on their mobile phone on the subs bench, and stand on opponent’s faces; but allegedly-refusing-to-warm-up isn’t on his list of forgivable crimes. Tevez doesn’t seem to have been missed much during his time away, and a witch hunt has been out on the player who is now number 2 in the list of Premier League hate figures, after recently Read more..
“I think we need a solid centre back, a creative midfielder, and a striker to put away those chances we keep missing.” With many teams wanting the same thing from the transfer market, it’ll be interesting to see who will be the most successful in the often unpredictable January transfer window. Unpredictable, unless you’re one of those tabloid newspapers who report every transfer rumour conceivable, and many which aren’t, so then when the transfer goes through you can say “As WE reported LAST WEEK!!“. Our favourite saga by far, that of Carlos Tevez, will continue this January, as he seeks a return to football after being banished by Roberto Mancini after refusing to warm up. AC Read more..
All the headlines from last night’s game between Bayern Munich and Manchester City have been based around Carlos Tevez, and his apparent refusal to take to the pitch when requested to by his manager. Mancini said he refused to come on, as in the heat of the moment he was lead by the media into the next days headlines and seemed happy to oblige. As did everyone else in the world of football, lashing out at Tevez even before they knew any facts surrounding the whole saga. Tevez says he didn’t refuse to come on, well he would wouldn’t he. ”In Munich on Tuesday I had warmed up and was ready to play”, said the Read more..
After reporting that Wesley Sneijder wasn’t going to join Manchester United, but instead he was to join their city rivals, erm, City, it has now emerged that both clubs have come to an agreement. In a pioneering transfer move the Dutchman has managed to negotiate two separate contracts, and will play for both Manchester City, and Manchester United next season. Inter Milan are set to receive cash (undisclosed), plus several players from both clubs including – Nedum Onuoha, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Craig Bellamy, Emmanuel Adebayor, Darron Gibson, Tomas Kuszczack, Vladimir Weiss, Mame Biram Diouf, the injured Bebe, and Samir Nasri… Sneijder will receive £500,000 per week from City, and £2.99 per day from Manchester United, with the clubs bidding for Read more..
Alex Ferguson recently said of Manchester City: “I thought they would spend more and that may still happen, they may still sign a couple more” – but he won’t be too pleased with their latest transfer target – Wesley Sneijder. Manchester United have been linked with Sneijder for most of the summer transfer window, but there are strong rumours today suggesting that the Dutch maestro will join City as they were willing to meet his wage demands, whereas United weren’t. If they were to complete the signing of Wesley Sneijder, Manchester City must surely be favourites to win this seasons English Premier League with the array of talent they have in the squad, and maybe Read more..
Manchester City look well on the way to completing the purchase of Sergio Aguero from Atlético Madrid, as they seek to secure a like for like replacement for Carlos Tevez if this particular Argentine were to leave the club. Meanwhile, Chelsea are moving ever closer to the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Belgian club Anderlecht, a move which seems to have been on the cards for a long time as the club look to replace Didier Drogba with a younger model. And you guessed it, Lukaku is the new Drogba. Both clubs seem to be looking for replacements to secure the future of their respective strike forces with these signings, and both players should provide Read more..
Carlos Tevez has spent a few turbulent seasons in Manchester, but looks set to leave the City and it’s football teams behind this summer, but where will he go now? Oldham Athletic? His four seasons in the rain of the North West seem to have taken their toll and he has started to look as miserable as Mario Balotelli, at the prospect of returning for pre-season training after a disappointing Copa America. Manchester, so much to answer for apparently, or from Tevez’s point of view, John Cooper Clarke may have put it more aptly: “The fucking pies are fucking old, The fucking chips are fucking cold, The fucking beer is fucking flat, The fucking flats have fucking Read more..
As Manchester City seem to be becoming increasingly worried about UEFA’s financial fair play rules, it might mean that their days of spending millions more than other clubs in order to get their transfer targets might be over. It may even stop them competing for players by offering 100k per week more in wages than their competitors in the transfer market. Now they also have the selling point that is the offer of Champions League football, which means players may even join the club for footballing reasons, rather than the wage packet. Meanwhile over at Arsenal, they seem to be on the verge of losing the fulcrum of their team. Our previous article on Arsenal’s Read more..