Tottenham news – Dos Santos swap to bring Djalo, Juve renew interest in Bale, Richards rules out Spurs

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Tottenham. Today: Dos Santos swap to bring Djalo. Tottenham’s Giovani Dos Santos is wanted by Sporting Lisbon according to reports in The Mail. Lately Spurs have been interested in Sporting’s Yannick Djalo and Dos Santos may be used in order to tempt them into a deal. The Spurs youngster had an outstanding World Cup with Mexico and Harry Redknapp has urged him to focus on his career and put his social life on…

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Liverpool news – Riera set for Greece move, Mascherano exit likely, Leiva to stay

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Liverpool. Today: Riera set for Greece move. Liverpool rebel Albert Riera looks set to move to Greece in a £4m swoop according to the Mirror. Riera was unhappy with ex-boss Rafael Benitez last season and the Spaniard rarely figured in any games for the Reds. However, he now has an opportunity to move to Olympiakos who are offering good wages to new players. Roy Hodgson intends to let Riera move on rather than…

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Man City news – Kolarov deal almost done, Given confident of opening day return, Inter deny Balotelli move

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Man City. Today: Kolarov deal almost done. Wayne Bridge faces a battle to keep his place in the City side after Lazio accepted a bid of £17m for left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, reports the Telegraph. Kolarov, who made two appearances for Serbia during the World Cup, has yet to agree personal terms with City. But with manager Roberto Mancini appearing to have reached a successful conclusion to his month-long pursuit of the 24 year-old,…

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Tottenham news – Luis Fabiano warms to Spurs, interested in Remy, Wickman deal on

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Tottenham. Today: Spurs interested in Remy. Loic Remy has become Harry Redknapp’s latest target this summer in a bid to strengthen his side for the Champions League next season. Liverpool and West Ham are also rumoured to be interested in the Nice Centre Forward who scored 14 goals in Ligue 1 last season. The 23-year-old has said he would choose Tottenham or Liverpool ahead of West Ham, admitting to AFP he would be…

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Liverpool news – Remy set for Anfield, Hangeland rubbishes Liverpool talk, Plessis set for Benfica

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Liverpool. Today: Remy set for Anfield. French striker Loic Remy has caught the eye of Roy Hodgson, as he looks to bring some more quality strikers to Anfield. The Nice forward has been attracting the interest of West Ham and Tottenham recently, however Hodgson is to make a quick bid of £12m in an attempt to bring the striker to Merseyside as soon as possible. According to the Mirror, the Reds boss wants…

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Everton news – Arteta Man City move could be on, Moyes rules out long term stay, Toffees friendly win

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Everton. Today: Arteta move could be on. Manchester City are expected to renew their interest in Everton’s talented midfielder Mikel Arteta if they fail to land Aston Villa and England wide man James Milner according to the Daily Telegraph. Roberto Mancini is reportedly not willing to pay over the odds for the World Cup player as Martin O’Neil has slapped a £30m prize tag on his signature. With the Eastland’s club reluctant to…

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Man Utd news – Utd want Lahm, Sanchez staying, Scholes could continue

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Manchester Utd. Today: Utd want Lahm. Manchester United are again weighing up a move for Bayern Munich’s Phillip Lahm, according to the Daily Mail. The right-back has been a long term target for the Reds and now with Gary Neville nearing the end of his career United are looking for an experienced replacement. The deal could be helped by the German champions approach for Ajax full back Gregory van der Weil. However any…

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Chelsea news – Torres deal helped by injury, Blues to resist Cole offer, Belletti makes Fluminense move

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Chelsea. Today: Torres deal helped by injury. The Daily Mail reports Chelsea believe Fernando Torres’ latest injury setback could be an advantage to the club in its pursuit to land the World Cup winner. The paper claims Chelsea are confident are securing a deal with Liverpool, who the blue’s believe will hope to cash in on the injury prone striker. The Kop forward’s latest injury looks set to rule him out until beyond…

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Tactical Analysis – Skill 1 Neanderthals 0

The argument explored in depth by Ray Power in a previous article was that this World Cup has seen 4-2-3-1 overtake 4-4-2 as the formation most linked with successful sides. That both Vicente Del Bosque and Bert Van Marwijk chose this strategy at the start of the tournament’s finale can only have added fuel to the argument of the ‘pro’ side in that particular debate. This was a game in which the counteracting formations of the two sides were always likely to produce a tight and close encounter. However, it…

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Tottenham news – Redknapp readies Bellamy offer, Richards deal no-go, Rose wants first team place

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Tottenham. Today: Redknapp readies Bellamy offer. Harry Redknapp is readying an offer for Craig Bellamy according to reports in the Daily Express. The Spurs boss plans to execute the deal during Tottenham’s pre-season tour of the United States and the New York Challenge Cup which Manchester City are expected to participate. Bellamy has been linked to a number of clubs since falling out of favour with Roberto Mancini, including Celtic, Cardiff City, Everton…

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Arsenal news – Zapata wants Gunners move, Eduardo to Valencia, Fabregas plays down Barca links

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Arsenal. Today: Eduardo to Valencia. Valencia have set their sights on Arsenal striker Eduardo, to join their new look team for next season. According to Goal.com the Croatian looks set to fill the hole left by David Villa and Nicola Zigic, as they build a new squad for the Champions League. The player, who returned from a broken leg last year has not returned to the dazzling form, which may be the deciding…

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Liverpool news – Reds want Muntari, Gervinho to Anfield, Insua to make exit

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Liverpool. Today: Reds want Muntari. Liverpool have once again been linked with Inter central midfielder Sulley Muntari. The Ghanaian international, who was in South Africa representing his team at the World Cup, has been interesting top Premier League clubs including Liverpool as well as Tottenham, according to Sky Sports. Muntari would be a welcome addition to Anfield, with the future of trio Gerrard, Mascherano and Lucas all in doubt. However, the 25 year-old…

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Man City news – City in for Arteta, Silva passes medical, Ex-City man passes away

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Man City. Today: Silva passes medical. David Silva has completed his move to Manchester City from Valencia for £24m, reports the BBC Sport website. Silva had a medical on Wednesday, before signing a four year contract at Eastlands. Silva will not join up with the squad until he returns from his holiday in the Canary Islands. Silva said: “I will be happy if at the end, we are in the Champions League –…

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Man City news – City in for Arteta, Silva passes medical, Ex-City man passes away

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Man City. Today: Silva passes medical. David Silva has completed his move to Manchester City from Valencia for £24m, reports the BBC Sport website. Silva had a medical on Wednesday, before signing a four year contract at Eastlands. Silva will not join up with the squad until he returns from his holiday in the Canary Islands. Silva said: “I will be happy if at the end, we are in the Champions League –…

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Man City news – City to pull out of Dzeko move, Robinho to Milan, Adebayor wants Champions League

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Manchester City. Today: City to pull out of Dzeko move. Man City may abort their proposed move for Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, unless Wolfsburg lower their demands and reduce their asking price from £45m. City boss Roberto Mancini rates the Wolfsburg frontman highly, but the club regard Wolfsburg’s demands as exorbitant and are refusing to budge, reports the Guardian. City have been in similar situations with transfers, cancelling plans for Benfica’s David Luiz…

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Man Utd news – Real and Utd in for £28m forward, Fergie will rest World Cup players, Cleverley to stay

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Manchester Utd. Today: Fergie will rest World Cup players. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unsure that all of his World Cup stars will make the start of the Premier League season. The likes of Wayne Rooney, Ji-Sung Park and Javier Hernandez will not return to Carrington until the 28th July, just 17 days before the new season. The Scot told Sky Sports News “I have a feeling that we’ll probably not…

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Liverpool news – Madrid pull out of Gerrard deal, Youngster set for Lecce move, Aquilani fit

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Liverpool. Today: Madrid pull out of Gerrard deal. Real Madrid have ended their interest in Steven Gerrard according to The Sun. The news may come as a relief to Liverpool fans as Mourinho’s club seemed to be the most interested party in acquiring the services of the Reds skipper, however that interest is now dead. It is claimed that the Anfield club placed an incredible £58m price-tag on Gerrard, which has consequently put…

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Tottenham news – Redknapp signs new contract, Taiwo keen on Spurs, Moyes: Pienaar not for sale

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Tottenham. Today: Redknapp signs new contract. The Tottenham Hotspur website confirms Harry Redknapp has signed a new contract with Spurs that lengthens his expiry date to 2013. Last season he led the North London club to a historic fourth in the league and a place in the Champions League. The momentous campaign earned Redknapp the Premier League’s Manager of the Year award and his new contract secures his future at White Hart Lane…

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Arsenal news – Schwarzer keen on Gunners, New away kit reaction, Fabregas gives mixed signals

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Arsenal. Today: Fabregas gives mixed signals. Various sources have pictured Cesc Fabregas wearing a Barcelona in the wake of Spain’s World Cup victory. The incident occurred when Barcelona players Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique pulled the shirt over the player’s head during celebrations upon the team’s arrival back in Spain. Both the player and his father were quick to play down the significance of the event and the Arsenal captain dedicated the victory…

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Liverpool news – Cisse wants Reds return, Ngog to reject West Brom move, Palermo want Lucas

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Liverpool. Today: Cisse wants Reds return. Frenchman Djibril Cisse would like a move back to Liverpool. The striker was in prolific form last season, netting 23 goals for Panathanikos, which led to him being called up to the World Cup squad. Cisse enjoyed a miserable time at Anfield and was sold by Benitez, however he would be interested in rejoining the Reds under the management of Roy Hodgson according to the Daily Mail.…

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Chelsea news – Ancelotti interested in Balotelli, Chelsea want Mutu banned, Lukaku deal closer

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Chelsea. Today: Ancelotti interested in Balotelli. Chelsea have also entered the race to sign Inter forward Mario Balotelli, with boss Carlo Ancelotti declaring his interest in the forward to Italian Sky Sport 24. He told the network: “It is difficult to find a player so young with such qualities, even in England is hard to find players at this level.” Chelsea face a battle to land the 19-year-old forward from Inter however, with…

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Man City news – City in Balotelli talks, Dzeko presses Wolfsburg for City move, Alonso criticises de Jong

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Manchester City. Today: Dzeko presses Wolfsburg for City move. Manchester City target Edin Dzeko has pleaded with his current employers Wolfsburg to lower their £50m asking price for the Bosnian striker. The Daily Mail reports that Dzeko is hopeful of securing a move to Man City, if Wolfsburg lowers their demands. Dzeko said: “I feel I have to take a leap in quality and play for a big club. It is an important…

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World Cup Golden Ball brings Forlan full circle

For only the third time in World Cup history, FIFA’s Golden Ball Award for the player of the World Cup has gone to a footballer not involved in the prestigious event that is the World Cup final. The man honoured, Diego Forlan, is a more than worthy winner. No player had more influence or more impact on his team’s fortunes than the man nicknamed ‘Cachabacha’ (after a cartoon witch, no less). While it would be unfair on the other Uruguayans who turned in fine performances to say that the Atletico…

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Tottenham news – Redknapp wants Luis Fabiano, Djalo keen on Spurs, Bentley misses U.S. tour

Every morning A Different League searches the nations press to bring you the latest goings on at Tottenham. Today: Redknapp wants Luis Fabiano. Harry Redknapp has confirmed his desire to bring Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano to White Hart Lane. The Brazilian has just one year left on his contract with the Spanish club and is predicted to move away from La Liga. The Spurs boss told Soccernet: “Yes, I like him. He’s a fabulous player and would be a brilliant addition to any team.” In spite of rumours, Spurs are yet…

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