Fans voice their opinion about Roy Hodgon’s England squad for Euro 2016 [Tweets]

Roy Hodgson has offcially announced his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, with both Daniel Sturridge and Marcus Rashford among five forwards to get the chance to shine in France this summer. Fabian Delph was ruled out with a groin injury earlier, and Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater and Newcastle United’ Andros Townsend were the last cuts by the Three Lions manager. CONFIRMED: The #ThreeLions squad for #EURO2016. 23 players, #TogetherForEngland. pic.twitter.com/lpUwMo4HPk — England (@England) 31 mei 2016 #TogetherForEngland pic.twitter.com/JdWr774biX — England (@England) 31 mei 2016 Not surprisingly, a lot of fans voiced…

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Jose Mourinho pays first visit to Manchester United’s training complex [Video]

Jose Mourinho has a new home since he was appointed manager at Manchester United. On Tuesday, the Portuguese paid his first visit to the Red Devils’ Aon Training Complex. And The Special One approved… Mourinho is here! Watch our new boss arrive at the Aon Training Complex… #WelcomeJose https://t.co/qmBsWqat0u — Manchester United (@ManUtd) 30 mei 2016

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Chelsea verbally agree deal with Serie A star, expect huge offer for Diego Costa

Chelsea are in for a busy summer, as the Blues are expecting to make major moves on the transfer market to overhaul their squad and forget about their poor Premier League season. Incoming manager Antonio Conte is said to have strong relationships with Serie A clubs and that has already resulted in a bid for AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, though their first offer was rejected. However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Emanuele Giulianelli, Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has verbally agreed to join Chelsea this summer with his place in Turin…

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Manchester United to beat competition for La Liga star, at risk of losing out on top class striker

Jose Mourinho has been in charge of Manchester United for a couple of days now, but his only moves so far have been extending the contracts of talents Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. However, things are looking to change for the Red Devils as it is reported that United will beat main rival Juventus for the services of Valencia’s Andre Gomes. A report by respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims negotiations between Valencia and the Serie A champions have stalled due to the price-tag of the 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder. The La Liga outfit are said…

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West Ham table offers for two Serie A stars

West Ham United will move to the Olympic Stadium next season and are hoping to build on a very solid season, in which they reached the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. Manager Slaven Bilic is particulary searching for a top class striker and has been linked with the likes of Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, and Juventus’ Simone Zaza. According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Hammers have identifyed a new summer transfer target and have launched a £16million bid to sign AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.…

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Wimbledon star gives one of the most entertaining interviews ever [Video]

AFC Wimbledon will play in League One for the first time in their history next season after sealing their sixth promotion since the club’s formation in 2002, by beating Plymouth 2-0 League Two play-off final at Wembley. Adebayo Akinfenwa helped his team by scoring the second goal from the penalty spot: Akinfenwa beast mode #afcwimbledon #playofffinal pic.twitter.com/yCXNknpxIW — Scot Munroe (@ScotM87) 30 mei 2016 The striker then revealed he has been released by the club, in an interview that was very entertaining: Akinfenwa post match interview 🙈🙈🙈 #afcwimbledon #playofffinal pic.twitter.com/8YShQsHm8B — Scot Munroe (@ScotM87)…

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Arsenal alerted by comments from Juventus star and director, identifying new target in Spain

The transfer story of Alvaro Morata has been prominent all season long. The Spain international has been torn between staying at Juventus or returning to Real Madrid, who have a buy-back clause worth £23 million. Los Blancos have made it clear they are ready to activate the 23-year-old’s clause and bring him back to Madrid. However, Real are not planning to keep him as they want to make a profit by selling Morata immediately. Juventus have been rumoured to wanting to offer £11 million to £15 million to the La…

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Premier League Season Review – Swansea City

Swansea City: 12th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three After guiding the club to eighth and attaining 56 points in his first full season in charge, it was always going to be a difficult ask for Swansea manager Garry Monk to improve on that this time around. Still, he had players in form and full of confidence, and they looked well capable of fighting for another top half finish, so nobody could have envisaged that one of English (or indeed Welsh) football’s brightest coaching prospect would be out of a job by early December. It…

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Premier League Season Review – Sunderland

Sunderland: 17th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three It has become an annual occurence for Sunderland to look like relegation certainties, change the manager and kickstart a revival by defeating arch rivals Newcastle United in the new man’s second match in charge. It is a case now of lightning striking four times, and on this occasion it was the wily Sam Allardyce who defied the club’s league position when he took over in October to lead them to safety, while reminding everyone of his managerial ability. After guiding the team…

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Real Madrid stars deal blow to Premier League clubs transfer hopes

Real Madrid secured their 11th Champions League trophy on Saturday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid during a penalty shootout, with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the decisive penalty kick. A bunch of Los Blancos stars have been linked with transfer moves away from the Santiago Bernabeu, including Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Isco, and Karim Benzema. However, after their European triumph, a trio of Real Madrid stars dealt some serious blows to teams interested in their services. Rodriguez remained on the bench during Real’s Champions League win this weekend and has been frustrated…

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Manchester United and Liverpool stars to leave Premier League

The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United could mean the departure of several players, with Juan Mata being one of them, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Goal). The Spaniard left Chelsea during the winter transfer market of 2014 for £33.6 million, as Mourinho was unwilling to play the 28-year-old on a consistent basis. With the Portuguese joining the Old Trafford club, Mata is primed to leave United again and Barcelona are reportedly ready to swoop in for the Spaniard. The La Liga champions have reportedly been in talks with Mata…

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Top five Premier League players who can leave their club for free

The 2015/2016 Premier League season is behind us and the summer transfer market about to open, which means we’re about to see numerous transfer sums being paid by one club to another. However, football clubs can also gamble on players who’s contract has expired and therefore can leave their current club on a free transfer. Let’s rank the five best players who could leave the Premier League for free, but let’s start with some honorable mentions: Victor Valdes (Manchester United), James Morrison (West Bom), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), Thomas Rosicky…

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Manchester United extend starlet’s deal, chasing two young guns

Manchester United have been linked with a number of big football stars all season long, especially since Jose Mourinho was named the club’s manager. However, the Red Devils are also trying to secure their future by adding a set of young starlets. First and foremost, teenage sensation Marcus Rashford has signed a new long-term deal at Old Trafford after his impressive start in the Red Devils first team, according to the club’s official website. Rashford’s new contract is a four-year deal with the option of a further year. The 18-year-old…

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Serie A stars hand boosts to Liverpool and Manchester United, ruin Chelsea’s transfer dreams

According to a report by The Daily Mirror, Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Napoli in the summer to join Liverpool. The Argentine striker netted 71 goals in 104 Serie A appearances since joining the Partenopei in 2013 from Real Madrid for £28.5 million, including a record 36 goals in 35 appearances this season, and has two years left on his contract at the club. Higuain is reportedly very attracted by the chance of working with Jurgen Klopp and is willing to reject approaches by Manchester United, Chelsea, and PSG in order to come…

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Chelsea talents guide England Under-21’s to prestigious tournament win [Video’s]

England’s Under-21 team has won the Toulon Tournament for the first time since 1994 after beating hosts France 2-1 in the final on Sunday, according to Goal. Chelsea talents Lewis Baker (8th minute) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (38th minute) scored for Gareth Southgates squad, who held on after Abdou Diallo scored for Les Bleus with ten minutes left to play. Baker won the tournament’s Golden Boot, scoring four of the Three Lions’ 15 goals, while England only conceded two goals in five games. Loftus-Cheeck was named the Player of the Tournament as…

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Chelsea in talks over moves for German and Argentine defenders

Chelsea have submitted a formal offer for Roma’s Antonio Rudiger, according to Italian publication Il Tempo. The report states that the Blues have submitted a bid in the region of £23 million for the German international. Rudiger is currently on a loan spell at the Serie A club from Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart, but Roma are expected to make his deal permanent in the summer before selling him to Chelsea. The 23-year-old recently addressed Chelsea rumours in an interview and also added that he doesn’t know where he will be playing next…

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Liverpool face setback in pursuit of midfielder, compete with Leicester for Arsenal winger

Liverpool have long been linked with a move for Empoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski. The 22-year-old even posed for pictures with a Liverpool shirt and publicly proclaimed the Reds’ interest in his services. However, it seems like the Poland international jumped the gun with his comments and he won’t be arriving at Anfield after all. According to Football Italia, Serie A runner-up Napoli have surpassed the Reds as the favourites to sign the talented midfielder. The report claims that Maurizio Sarri’s side are close to wrapping up a deal for the player. Zielinski…

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Premier League Season Review – Stoke City

Stoke City: 9th FA Cup: Round Four Capital One Cup: Semi-finals Since appointing Mark Hughes as their manager in the summer of 2013, Stoke cannot be faulted for their consistency, as they have finished in ninth place for three successive years with a similar number of points. The only concern about this is the lack of further progress, which has not arrived despite pulling off a number of high-profile signings and putting together a squad with excellent strength in depth. Finishing three points worse off than in 2014-15, this season was…

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Premier League Season Review – Southampton

Southampton: 6th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Quarter-finals Europa League: Play-off round The rise of Southampton just goes on and on. Whenever people seem to doubt them they seem to come up with the most emphatic shows of defiance and continuing to set new highs in the Premier League, led by the magnificent Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman was not expected to improve on the seventh position and 60 points he achieved in 2014-15, but proved just how good a manager he is by masterminding a storming second half…

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Top clubs to battle for young Everton stars, Toffees continue search of new manager

Everton are set for a squad overhaul as The Toffees disappointed this season, finishing in 11th place in the Premier League and sacking manager Roberto Martinez. According to the Mail on Sunday, Everton remain interested in appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, following talks last week. The Argentine’s reign at Manchester City came to end due to the signing of Pep Guardiola and joins a list of potential managers with Ronald Koeman, Unai Emery, Frank de Boer and David Moyes. However, The Toffees are not the only club interested in Pellegrini,…

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Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as manager confirms star striker is “changing clubs”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the biggest targets on the market after scoring 36 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season. Consequently, the Gabon striker has been linked with a £70 million move to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 26-year-old dropped a massive hint this weekend, when he notified Gabon manager Jorge Costa that he would not be joining up for a couple of friendly international encounters with Mauritania and Ivory Coast because he is set to finalise a transfer. “Aubameyang…

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Chelsea and Manchester United make contact for Juventus star, Manchester City prefer Real Madrid key player

With the Champions League final in the books and Real Madrid celebrating their triumph over city rivals Atletico, it’s time for football teams to go full throttle on the summer transfer market. According to a report by The Sunday Times, new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting Juventus star and former United youth player Paul Pogba to strengthen his midfield at Old Trafford. The France international has “informally” been made available by the Old Lady and Mourinho has been promised complete backing from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the…

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Premier League Season Review – Norwich City

Norwich City: 19th (relegated) FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Four Norwich are quickly earning a status as the new yo-yo team of the top two divisions in English football. After suffering relegation in 2014 they made an instant return to the Premier League through the play-offs, but a further year later they are left to reflect on another failure to make their mark on the top table after failing to win their lengthy battle against the drop. Manager Alex Neil entered the season with a terrific standing…

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Premier League Season Review – Newcastle United

Newcastle United: 18th (relegated) FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three A worrying slide down the table that almost resulted in relegation in 2015 tested the patience of Newcastle supporters. They had long since grown tired about the club’s apparent lack of ambition and its policy of seemingly prioritising profits over success on the pitch. Merely staying in the top-flight appeared to be the only significant aim of those at the top, but the squad had been allowed to fall into disrepair and as such even that modest…

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Former Manchester City star linked with Liverpool, forgotten midfielder set to return to Anfield

AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko will be allowed to leave for Liverpool in the summer transfer window, according to Daily Express. The Reds are reportedly interested in the former Manchester City and according to the report, Roma will allow him to leave if they can sign Sevilla forward Kevin Gameiro. The Giallorossi are planning to offer £6.2 million and the talented Antonio Sanabria, who’s played on loan at Sporting Gijon, to Sevilla in order to secure the signing of the French forward. Dzeko moved to City in a £27 million move from…

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