TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel wanted by West Hamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBesiktas midfielder Gary Medel is being linked with a Premier League return.Sky Sports says West Ham are interested in signing Medel next month.Hammers officials are due to travel to Turkey in the coming days to develop the negotiations.Medel played over 30 games for Cardiff City during their time in the Premier League and could now return to England in January.Besiktas are in need to clear their best paid players off the books due to financial struggles and released Pepe earlier this week.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea to launch bid for PSG striker Edinson Cavaniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are ready to launch a bid for PSG striker Edinson Cavani.The Sunday Express says the Blues are lining up a dramatic £50m bid for Cavani in a bid to solve their goal scoring problems.Maurizio Sarri is keen on the Uruguayan who was the most expensive signing in French history when he moved to PSG from Napoli six years ago.Sarri who is preparing to remodel his squad in the next two transfer windows could offload six or seven players this month alone.He has seen his side only score 38 goals in the Premier League which is comfortably the lowest number of the clubs in the top six and has lost faith in his front men.Cavani, 31, has scored 324 goals in 519 appearances could be the right man to get his side firing in goals again but they could find they have competition from China.
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mouscron GM Allaerts confirms plans to re-sign Liverpool striker Awoniyiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMouscron general manager Paul Allaerts admits they’re eager to sign Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi.Awoniyi has struggled for playing time on loan at Gent this term, appearing 16 times but making just five starts. He has also failed to net in the Belgian Pro League.“We are very interested in Awoniyi,” Allaerts told Voetbal Krant.“The club need a striker and the player himself does not play too often at Gent.”Awoniyi spent last season with Mouscron and scored nine goals in 29 appearances.
Players urge Real Madrid to make effort for Chelsea midfielder Kanteby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are set to make an effort for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.And France Football says the move is being driven by the Real locker room.Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are both urging directors to go back to their old club for Kante.And it’s suggested the Real pair will also be in Kante’s ear attempting to convince him about moving to Spain in 2020.The midfielder’s deal at Chelsea runs to 2023. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool chief Moore mocks Man Utd & Fergie: We’re back on our perch!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief Peter Moore has enjoyed a swipe at Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson.When Ferguson arrived at Old Trafford in 1986, he said his first task was to “knock Liverpool right off their perch”.But Moore, a lifelong Liverpool fan, believes the club have reclaimed their previous status.”We are back on our perch, as we famously say,” he told former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson during an interview at the World Football summit in Madrid.”What the Fenway Sports Group have done at Liverpool over the past nine years is nothing short of miraculous.”They have gone through ups and downs but have stayed the course and never taken a penny out of the club.”
DO WOT?! Liverpool want Nike deal for £15M-a-year LESS than New Balance agreementby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s deal with Nike is worth a THIRD LESS than what New Balance are paying for their partnership, it has been revealed.The Times says Liverpool have struck a £30 million per year kit deal with Nike – an agreement that is worth £15m less than their current New Balance contract.The Reds are currently embroiled in a court battle with New Balance, who say their contract allows them to match any offer from another kit supplier. New Balance currently pay Liverpool £45m per year to be the club’s official kit supplier and say they have matched Nike’s terms.Liverpool’s agreement with Nike is also substantially lower than the deals Chelsea and Tottenham have negotiated with the brand, which are believed to be over £50m.Nike are also paying Paris Saint-Germain £71m per year but the Reds are confident they have a deal in place that offers them more long term value than their current deal.Liverpool’s deal with Nike features the opportunity to market the club through no less than three ‘non-football global superstar athletes and influencers of the calibre of’ Serena Williams, Drake and LeBron James. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Emery reveals plan for Arsenal trio Tierney, Holding and Bellerinby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken about his plans to integrate recovering defenders Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin into the team.Each of them has suffered injury problems in recent months, but they have stepped up their recovery and are ready to claim a place in the first eleven.However, Emery wants to ensure he does not cause them to suffer any further problems, while he must maintain the balance of his side.Speaking about the trio of Tierney, Holding and Bellerin, Emery told the club website: “It’s one process with them. Kieran and Rob are closer to playing.”I think Rob Holding can play 90 minutes with a good performance. Now we are also working with David Luiz and Sokratis, but really, I am very happy. He is going to have a chance to play a lot of matches. “Kieran Tierney is closer to us, he played on Thursday and today he was on the bench if we needed him. Hector Bellerin needs a little more time, more matches and more training. “This international break is going to be important for him. I think he will be closer to starting for us in the next matches in the Premier League.”
Former Arsenal manager Wenger fully supporting Emeryby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsene Wenger says he fully backs his Arsenal successor Unai Emery. The Spaniard finished fifth in his first season after Wenger’s departure from the club.And Wenger has been pleased with Emery’s work.”I’m not here to judge coaches. I am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club, so I just support him,” Wenger said. “But he can win games and he plays a type of game that I like.”A club like Arsenal is a huge responsibility and one of those responsibilities is to play attractive football. After that, I think the most important thing is to support the team and to win games.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Earlier today, TCU announced it was going to be giving away beach tank tops to the first 200 students at its game tonight. Well, Miami just one-upped the Horned Frogs in incredible fashion.The U’s official basketball Twitter account stated that the first 400 students to show up for tonight’s game against rival Florida State will receive these amazing shirts featuring the likeness of head coach Jim Larranaga. STUDENTS: First 400 at tonight’s game get this tank top. Doors open at 8. #BeatFSU pic.twitter.com/0rpmImpwI7— Miami Basketball (@CanesHoops) February 25, 2015It’s tough to describe just how awesome this shirt is. Miami, if you have any extras, please contact College Spun and send them our way.
GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 15: A view from the end-zone as the Tennessee Volunteers take on the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 15, 2007 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Tennessee 59-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County H.S. defensive end CeCe Jefferson was one of the top players in Florida and top defensive ends in the 2015 class. He ranked as the seventh-rated prospect overall in 247Sports’ national Composite Rankings. When Jefferson committed to and signed with Florida in February, it was a major coup for new Gators’ head coach Jim McElwain and his staff. Keeping a player of his caliber home is crucial to UF’s success.Besides McElwain, there’s one other prominent Florida resident who is happy Jefferson is staying in-state to play for the Gators. Florida Governor Rick Scott sent a personalized letter to Jefferson at his school congratulating him on his success and for staying local.pic.twitter.com/8Hf8TVQ2po— CeCe Jefferson (@cecejeferson7) March 31, 2015Pretty cool. We’ll see if Scott sent these to any other players who signed with the Gators (or other in-state institutions) as well.