Top ten Dutch players to have played in the Premier League

Robin Van Persie has been linked with a return to Premier League, with Chelsea reportedly interested in his services. The Flying Dutchman has already played for Premier League giants Arsenal and Man Utd and his potential move to Chelsea will surely get him a mention in the history books. Upon hearing the news, we took some time to sit down and draw up our list of top ten Dutch players to have played in Premier League. 10. Ruud Gullit (Chelsea) He joined the Blues in the later part of his…

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Manchester United fans aren’t too happy with the club’s latest announcement

Manchester United fans are an angry bunch nowadays. They have been praying for new signings or at least a resignation from manager Louis Van Gaal. Instead, they got an announcement about a new commercial deal with Indonesian drink brand YOU.C1000. Clearly they are not happy about it, again… Why would you want to associate your product with something as diluted and flavourless as @ManUtd? pic.twitter.com/jZshZvNZm7 — Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) January 27, 2016 Fear not lads, we may be playing absolutely miserable but we’ve now got an official isotonic drinks partner in Indonesia.…

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Liverpool fail in their pursuit of star target

Liverpool have reportedly failed to reach an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk over the potential transfer of Alex Teixeira. The Ukrainian club have reportedly rejected Liverpool’s offer for their player as they want at least £35 million for him. But the Reds are unwilling to meet their valuation according to Sky Sports, and it’s more likely now that the player will stay put at his current club until summer. The 26-year old has admitted his frustration over Shakhtar’s reluctance to budge from their valuation, saying to US broadcaster NBC Sports he…

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Gary Cahill has a lot of suitors waiting for him [Tweets]

Gray Cahill has been out of favour at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of manager Guss Hiddink. The Dutchman’s insistence on playing John Terry and Kurt Zouma at the centre of his defence has left Cahill frustrated at the lack of playing opportunities and recent reports, as this one by The Guardian, have suggested that the English defender is looking for a way out. The Blues also brought in USA international and New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga. The 20-year-old had less than a year to run on his current…

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Newcastle star’s father forced through his son’s move to Belgium in most unusual fashion

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s father is alleged to have forced through his son’s move to Anderlecht in most unusual fashion, threatening to bomb Partizan Belgrade if they blocked his son’s transfer, according to Goal. It was the club’s former captain Albert Nadj, who worked for the club as a co-ordinator in transfer deals until recently, who broke the news The Newcastle striker spent six years in Partizan’s youth academy before moving to Teleoptik, where he spent his first season as a professional in the 2011-2012 season. Mitrovic returned to Partizan, scoring 15 goals in…

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Tottenham boss added to Premier League giants wishlist

Chelsea have expanded their coaching wishlist, adding Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement for interim coach Guus Hiddink at the end of the season, according to The Daily Mail. Pochettino has assembled the youngest team in the Premier League and taken them to fourth place in the table, just five points behind leaders Leicester City, looking to hand the Spurs their first league title since 1961. The Blues are struggling, currently ranked just 13th and all but out of the race to defend their Premier League crown, and just…

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Chelsea considering shock move for former Manchester United and Arsenal star

Chelsea are in need of goals and therefore striker who can make them. The Blues have brought Alexandre Pato to Stamford Bridge, but are now eyeing a shock move for Robin van Persie, according to The Daily Express. The Dutchman is said to be unhappy at Turkish side Fenerbahçe, with the Blues looking to bolster their frontline before the transfer deadline. Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink doesn’t really have a reliable back-up for Diego Costa, who has found his groove again under the Dutch manager, who replaced Jose Mourinho in December. Loic…

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Arsenal have huge amount to spend on “sensational” transfer

Arsenal reportedly have £70 million to spend this month to bring a “sensational” transfer to the Emirates Stadium, according to the Evening Standard. The Gunners brought in Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny for £5 million earlier this month, the only major move from the Premier League’s top sides until Chelsea got Alexandre Pato on loan. Despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seemingly content with his squad, he reportedly has a huge amount to spend on a “sensational” transfer this transfer window. The Frenchman did say recently that he would keep looking for new players…

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Adebayor eyeing Premier League record owned by Drogba

New Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has set his sights on becoming the highest-scoring African player in Premier League history, beating the record set by Didier Drogba. The 31-year-old hasn’t played a competitive match of football since May 2015, but says he’s fit and ready for the challenge. Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba currently holds the record with 104 Premier League goals in 254 appearances in his career, while Adebayor has scored 96 Premier League goals in 230 appearances. “What I have achieved in football so far, I’m quite happy with,” he told the…

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Liverpool fan catches Martin Skrtel going crazy after winning League Cup penalty [Video]

Liverpool needed penalties to see off Stoke City in the League Cup, with Joe Allen netting the decisive penalty kick in the semi-final for the Reds. Anfield errupted after the Allen gave Jurgen Klopp’s side the win. One fan caught Reds’ defender Martin Skrtel losing it in the stand! MUST WATCH!!! Skrtel’s celebrations after Joe Allen scored the winning penalty last night!! THIS IS BOSS!!! #LFC pic.twitter.com/FtqQ93e7KN — liverpoolfc.hq (@liverpoolfc_hq) 27 januari 2016

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Top 15 highest rated Under-21 Premier League players

The winter transfer market is nearing its close. Some Premier League teams made a couple of moves, while others seem to be happy with their current squad. Making transfers is not always about the present time, in some cases it’s about a team’s future. Therefore, we’ll be looking at the 15 highest rated Under-21 footballers currently playing in the Premier League. Note: it’s never easy to put an accurate market value on a player, but Transfermarkt does a pretty good job at it. On top, we find Anthony Martial. The French…

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Manchester United fans vent their frustration at Ed Woodward [Tweets]

Over the weekend reports emerged that Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has offered to step down from his post following a 1-0 defeat to Southampton. However, The Telegraph ran a story on Tuesday claiming that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has rejected the Dutchman’s offer and has asked him to continue working with the club. The news apparently didn’t go down well the club fans. @utdreport Don’t be like Ed, Ed is a Cock pic.twitter.com/qmz2qVkfBB — telandbenjie (@telandbenjie) January 26, 2016 It’s negligence. Utter negligence. Ed Woodward has got…

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Chelsea marquee target open for move, Real want Blues’ star at all costs

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Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, with the Atletico striker reportedly being open for a summer move. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are pushing to land Eden Hazard. Griezmann has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid this season, with a number of big clubs interested in the Frenchman, but Chelsea are seen as the frontrunners to sign him if he opts to leaves La Liga. The Blues have now been handed a boost in their pursuit, with Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague revealing the…

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Former Premier League star interviews…himself after being sent off

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We all remember Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian striker had all the talent in the world to become one of the best at his craft, but only showed flashes of brilliance in the Premier League. The striker from CSKA Sofia was noticed at Bayer Leverkusen, before joining Tottenham. He moved to Manchester United in the summer of 2008 and also played for Fulham, before leaving England to join Ligue 1 giants Monaco. The 34-year-old is currently playing in Greece, with PAOK Saloniki. Berbatov enjoyed a bad weekend, as his team lost to…

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Premier League giants facing surprise competition for Belgian star striker

Michy Batshuayi is a wanted man. All Premier League giants are interested in the Belgian striker, who are now facing competition from West Ham, as reported by the The Sun. According to the Sun‘s Duncan Wright, scouts have been watching the 22-year-old for some time now, and the Hammers are confident they can beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the player thanks to their great relationship with Marseille, Batshuayi’s current club. Last summer, the Ligue 1 side sold star midfielder Dimitri Payet to West Ham, which has strengthened the Hammers’ believe to land…

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Former Arsenal chairman blasts “serial cheat” Diego Costa

Diego Costa is a serial cheat, according to former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood. The Chelsea striker was the key player in the Blues 1-0 win at the Emirates on Sunday, when Per Mertesacker became the latest Arsenal player to get a red card due to the Spaniard. The German defender was sent-off in the 18th minute for a late foul on Costa, who was running towards goal. Costa, who controversially got Gabriel sent off at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, then netted the winning goal five minutes later. “He is a serial cheat and he…

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Tottenham suffer serious blow in title chase

Jan Vertonghen could be forced to miss eight weeks after suffering knee ligament damage during Tottenham’s win over Crystal Palace, according to The Telegraph. The defender twisted his knee after being elbowed by striker Connor Wickham, leaving Selhurst Park on crutches before getting scans at the Clinica Quiron hospital in Barcelona, where the Spurs are currently training. Tottenham are confident the Belgian will still be able to play as he is set to be out for around six to eight weeks, despite claims that he could be out for the rest of the season. The…

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Alexis Sanchez suffers from ‘puppy love’ [Pictures]

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Arsenal suffered a though loss to Chelsea during the weekend, with the Gunners not able to stay on top of the Premier League table. Alexis Sanchez has found comfort in his dogs. His golden retrievers recently gave birth to two puppies and the Chile international put a picture on his Instagram account, showcasing his ‘puppy love’. Atom ?? humber son mis master dog Een foto die is geplaatst door Alexis Sanchez (@alexis_officia1) op 25 Jan 2016 om 2:36 PST Sanchez is known for fancying his dogs, as he’s posted a…

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Wayne Rooney’s choice of name for his newly-born left a lot of people perplexed on Twitter

All was not doom and gloom in Wayne Rooney’s household following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton. The Rooney couple welcomed their third child into the world on Sunday, and the Manchester United skipper made the announcement on his Twitter account during the wee hours of Monday. Now our congratulations go out to the couple, but we are still trying hard to figure out the inspiration for the name of the newly-born. So are a lot of people on Twitter. Our gorgeous little boy arrived today. Kit Joseph Rooney. 8Ib 1oz.…

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Manchester United’s tweet about Juan Mata didn’t go down well with club fans

Following the 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, Manchester United fans were not a happy folk. And the club’s official Twitter account did something which didn’t at all went down well with the fans. On Monday morning, the United’s Twitter account decided to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the signing of Juan Mata and suffered a serious backlash from the fans. .@JuanMata8 arrived in style when he signed for #mufc two years ago today! pic.twitter.com/4lOmPFT188 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 25, 2016 @ManUtd @juanmata8 MAKE SOMEONE NEW ARRIVE IN STYLE FFS JUST…

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Manchester United fans wait with bated breath as Louis Van Gaal’s exit looms ahead [Tweets]

Louis Van Gaal’s days could be numbered at Old Trafford. The Sun reports that the Dutch manager is considering stepping down from his post before he is given the boot by the club hierarchy. He is understood to have held talks with club executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, and have informed him of his decision. Following the 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, van Gaal admitted that he has failed in meeting the fans’ expectations. He said: “I’m very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans. “They have – or they had – great…

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Thierry Henry: “It’s a four-way battle for the Premier League crown”

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes it will be a four-way battle for Premier League crown this season. Following the weekend’s results, the top four teams are separated by only four points, and Henry admits that Tottenham are very much in the title race. He told Sky Sports’ Super Sunday: “Now, Tottenham, coming from nowhere, are two points behind Arsenal and nobody has been talking so much about them winning the title. Now, they are well in it. It’s a four-team race for the title. “They are in it. They are…

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Pochettino: “I was a centimetre away from linking up with Lionel Messi”

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he was very close to linking up with Lionel Messi during his playing days at La Liga club Espanyol, as reported by Sky Sports. The Argentinan manager was addressing media questions about how close Liverpool came to signing Spurs’ teenage sensation Dele Alli. The 19-year-old signed for the North London club from MK Dons last January, and he has emerged as one of the most talented youngsters in Premier League this season. Recently former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that he also wanted to…

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This stat says Jurgen Klopp is Premier League’s best tactical manager

It hasn’t been an easy task for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, with Liverpool still unable to crack the top five. But one stat say the German is quite the tactician. A Premier League manager has to be able to make great substitutions, and the Liverpool boss seems to be pretty good at it. In just 15 league matches, his subs have contributed to 10 goals, scoring six times and providing four assists. Only Everton coach Roberto Martinez has had a similar amount of success, with seven goals and three assists.…

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