Zaha positive about future with Van Gaal

Manchester United wide man Wilfried Zaha is looking forward to a fresh start at Old Trafford under his new manager, reports Sky Sports. Zaha failed to impress David Moyes last season after Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson, who had signed Zaha from Crystal Palace for £15 million in the 2013 January transfer window. After starting in the Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic, Zaha made just one further start in the Capital One Cup thrashing of Norwich City, and two substitute appearances in Premier League games against Newcastle United and…

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Toure happy to stay at Man City

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has confirmed that he is intending to stay with Manchester City for “as long as possible”, according to BBC Sport. The 31-year-old appeared to have had a very public falling out with the club at the end of last season, saying that he felt that he had been “disrespected” by the club’s owners on a post-season trip to the United Arab Emirates. Further rumours were generated when Toure claimed that everything was up in the air regarding his future, and that he did not know…

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Chelsea chase Miranda signing

Chelsea have enquired as to the availability of Atletico Madrid’s Joao Miranda, according to The Daily Mail. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is still looking for a replacement for David Luiz, who left Stamford Bridge to join Paris Saint-Germain recently for £50 million, and has reportedly turned his attentions to Luiz’s compatriot Miranda. An offer of £20 million has been rumoured, and while Atletico are far from keen to sell another star player, their financial difficulties may force their hand. The Spanish champions have already effectively lost three players to Chelsea…

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Bertrand leaves Chelsea for Southampton

Full back Ryan Bertrand has joined Southampton on loan from Chelsea despite interest from Liverpool, talkSPORT has confirmed. The move has been confirmed as being a loan for the entire season, and will see Bertrand filling the vacant spot on the left side of the Saints defence created by Luke Shaw’s big money transfer to Manchester United. Bertrand expressed his happiness on securing the move, saying: “For me personally, this is another chance to play and a chance to join a fantastic club that’s moving in the right direction. With…

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Lukaku ends Chelsea frustration by joining Everton

Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku has finally completed his strongly touted move from Chelsea to Everton, and feels he has made the correct choice, according to The Daily Star. Lukaku finalised the Goodison Park move in a deal worth £28 million, an Everton club record, and has signed a five-year contract for a reported £70,000 per week. The 21-year-old expressed his delight at sealing the deal, saying: “I needed to be in a place where it felt right. Here I have the confidence of the whole technical staff. I have…

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Liverpool plan further signings

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that there are still positions left to fill in his Anfield squad before the start of the season, according to the official club website. Rodgers has already made a number of signings this summer, notably Southampton’s England World Cup squad members Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, while in the last few days they captured Belgian striker Divock Origi from Lille OSC. But Liverpool have been linked with a host of other players, and Rodgers confirmed: “We still have some positions that we want to…

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Hernandez a target for Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has admitted that he is considering making a move for Manchester United star Javier Hernandez this summer, ESPN is reporting. The Mexican has found opportunities hard to come by since his glowing debut season – when he picked up the Sir Matt Busby award for United’s player of the year, and under David Moyes started just six games last term. While new boss Louis van Gaal has spoken highly of the 26-year-old he is likely to find himself behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and…

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QPR plotting audacious Ronaldinho swoop

Queens Park Rangers are weighing up an audacious attempt to sign Brazilian legend Ronaldinho ahead of the new season, according to the Express . Ronaldinho, who saw his contract with Atletico Mineiro tore up this week, is available on a free transfer and is believed to be open to the idea of a switch to Loftus Road and join pal Julio Cesar at the club. The two time FIFA World Player of the Year is said to not be considering retirement – he is 34-years-old and wants to play as…

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Van Gaal to offer Kagawa United lifeline

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is prepared to offer Shinji Kagawa a chance to impress at the club despite growing speculation he could leave, the Daily Star is reporting. It was thought that Kagawa could be one of the players the Dutchman would let go from his new squad – with rumours of a potential swap deal with Borussia Dortmund for Mats Hummels, but will instead give him a chance. However Kagawa has been warned he will have to play out of position if he is to fit…

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Barkley pens new Everton deal

Everton star Ross Barkley has penned a new four year deal with the club as he looks to build on his impressive breakthrough season, Sky Sports is reporting. Barkley shone during Everton’s last campaign making 34 appearances in the league – and earned himself a call up to England’s World Cup squad this summer where he featured in all three games. Many pundits predict a bright future for the 20-year-old and with a host of top clubs being linked with his signature will have delighted fans by committing to the…

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Schneiderlin angry at Southampton transfer refusal

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has reacted angrily to the news his club will refuse to sell him amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Sky Sports is reporting, with the player making his feelings known on social media. Schneiderlin and team mate Jay Rodriguez had been heavily linked to interest from the Spurs camp, with former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino keen to link up with his old charges once again. However Chairman Ralph Krueger moved quickly to squash any rumours by insisting that both he and Rodriguez would remain at St Mary’s…

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Liverpool complete £10m Origi deal

Liverpool have completed their sixth signing of an incredibly busy summer by sealing a £10m deal for Belgian striker Divock Origi, the BBC has reported. As part of the deal for the teen sensation who starred at the World Cup this summer, Origi will re-join sellers Lille on loan for the whole of next season to further his football development, joining up with the Anfield squad in 2015. Origi was delighted to sign his new five year deal with the club and expressed his desire to excitement at the opportunity…

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West Ham set to win race for Jenkinson

West Ham United are set to beat off competition from several Premier League rivals to sign Arsenal right-back Carl Jankinson on a season-long loan, Sky Sports has reported. Despite the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, Jenkinson’s opportunities at Arsenal for the season ahead have appeared limited after Arsene Wenger moved to sign Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers from Newcastle United and Southamoton respectively. A host of Premier League sides have been keen on taking Jenkinson on loan, with Hull City, Sunderland and Swansea City all having registered an…

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Arsenal midfielder Diaby hopeful ahead of new season

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is hopeful that he can avoid picking up another serious injury in the new season as he prepares to make his latest comeback to the first-team, the Independent has reported. Diaby has been an Arsenal player since the summer of 2006, but has suffered badly with injury throughout his time in North London. In the last three seasons combined, he has made just 21 appearances, and the Frenchman has admitted that he considered retiring from the game. When asked if he had thought about retirement, Diaby…

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Aston Villa to make loan bid for Moses

Aston Villa are set a make a move to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan as they look to strengthen their squad, according to the Daily Telegraph. The 23-year-old made over 40 appearances in his first season at Chelsea after joining from Wigan Athletic in August 2012. However, he has barely figured in Jose Mourinho’s plans since the Portuguese returned for a second spell as manager at Stamford Bridge last summer, and was sent out on loan to Liverpool. Despite the move to Merseyside, Moses still struggled…

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Shaw ‘not fit enough’, says van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has placed new signing Luke Shaw on an individual fitness regime after deciding the 19-year-old is not yet fit enough to play in his side, the Daily Telegraph. Shaw was signed from Southampton in June for a fee of £27m, having impressed in the left-back slot at the St. Mary’s Stadium and played in all 38 of their Premier League matches last season. The deal was completed while van Gaal was at the World Cup, leading the Dutch national team. Van Gaal has decided…

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Tottenham closing in on Southampton duo

Tottenham are close to completing deals to sign Southampton pair Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez, according to BBC Sport. The two clubs are in advanced talks over the transfer of both players, who appear likely to add to the mass exodus that has taken place at Southampton this summer. Since the end of last season, Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers have all been signed by title-chasing clubs for a combined total of £92m. Scheiderlin is also reportedly a target for Arsenal, but he could…

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Everton sign midfielder Besic

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has made his second signing of the summer, completing a deal on Monday for Ferencvaros midfielder Muhamed Besic, the Liverpool Echohas reported. The 21-year-old arrives on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £4m. It comes following his strong performances for Bosnia & Herzegovina at the World Cup, where he caught the eye despite their exit at the group stage, breaking up the play and protecting his defence. He now joins fellow new signing Gareth Barry in arriving at…

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Remy couldn’t have failed Liverpool medical, Redknapp says

Harry Redknapp has refused to accept that Loic Remy’s proposed move from Queens Park Rangers to Liverpool collapsed due to a problem with the striker’s medical, ESPN has reported. Remy had seemed set to join the Premier League runners-up but Liverpool backed out, with reports suggesting the Reds saw something in his medical to raise concerns over the deal. But Redknapp argued that Remy has regularly undergone medicals and never had a problem, causing the QPR manager to question what really happened. “I don’t see how he could have failed…

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Rafael injury leaves Man Utd light in defence

Rafael has left Manchester United’s tour of the United States due to injury and could force Louis van Gaal into signing a right-back ahead of the new Premier League season, the Guardian has reported. The Brazilian has picked up a groin problem and as he won’t recover in time to take part in any of United’s remaining friendlies while stateside has returned to Manchester. It’s suggested that due to Rafael’s injury and van Gaal’s tactical plans for the season, United could go into the market. Van Gaal has played with…

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Rodgers: Sturridge can fill Suarez void at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has faith Daniel Sturridge can replace the void left by Luis Suarez after last season’s Premier League top scorer joined Barcelona, ESPN has reported. Sturridge netted 24 times compared to Suarez’s 31 and Rodgers believes the former Chelsea forward can make up the difference with the Uruguay international plying his trade elsewhere. Rodgers added that he has already seen signs of Sturridge looking more dangerous than last season. “I’ve seen a difference in Daniel since he came back,” Rodgers said. “He has obviously got confidence from…

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Arsenal complete Chambers signing

Arsenal have completed the £12m signing of Southampton right-back Calum Chambers, the Daily Mail has reported. Chambers is the second right-back to move to the Gunners this summer after the purchase of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United. They will now compete for a place in manager Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up after Bacary Sagna left on a free transfer, signing for champions Manchester City. Wenger can also call on England international Carl Jenkinson but the former Charlton Athletic player could be allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium, with West Ham and…

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Former Chelsea striker Eto’o offered to West Ham

Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has been offered to West Ham United, but the 33-year-old is asking for wages in the region of £100,000 per week, according to the Daily Mail. Formerly a Champions League winner with Barcelona and Inter, Eto’o joined Chelsea last summer and over the course of last season became their first choice striker. He made 35 appearances and scored 12 goals, including a hat-trick at home to Manchester United, but was released by the club at the end of the season. Now a free agent, the…

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Jovetic will become a key player for Man City, says Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that striker Stevan Jovetic will become a key player for his side as he enters his second season with the club, Sky Sports has reported. The Montenegro international arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Fiorentina last summer in a £22m deal, but did not make many appearances due to persistent injury problems. The excellent form of fellow strikers Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo also hampered his chances of breaking into the side. As a result, he managed only 18 outings last…

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