Cristiano Ronaldo acts like a 12-year-old, claims former Manchester United player

Former Manchester United player Mads Timm has had something fascinating to say regarding his former United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. Timm joined United youth academy in 2000 as a 16-year-old and spent next six years of his career with the Red Devils. His time with the club coincided with Ronaldo’s spell with the Red Devils, and he even got opportunities to play alongside the Portuguese. The 31-year-old claims that Rolando was a very individualistic nature and had a huge ego. He added the Real Madrid star still gets annoyed when his…

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Is Antonio Conte set to leave Chelsea?

Latest reports have led to speculation regarding Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea. Following a rush of bets, a couple of major betting websites, Betway and Paddy Power have suspended betting on the Italian being the next Premier League manager to face the sack this season. The Sun has additionally claimed that Conte stayed at Stamford Bridge today while Chelsea players trained at Cobham training ground. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has suddenly emerged as a favourite to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge. A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “It sounds…

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Former Arsenal and Manchester United star set to move to China

Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie is the latest big name to have been linked with a move to China. The Dutch striker joined the Turkish club in a £5m move last summer, and he has been consistently linked with an exit from the club. He has managed to score 17 goals in 35 league games in Turkey, but his time at the club has been anything but convincing. The 33-year-old was also heavily linked with a return to Premier League during, but any move failed to materialise back then. Now,…

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England’s latest appointment evokes mixed response from fans

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been named the captain of England national team for the World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday. The 26-year-old was handed the responsibility after Wayne Rooney was dropped to the bench for the game. Rooney’s exclusion from the starting eleven drew a huge cheer from England fans, but the fanbase is not so sure about Henderson’s appointment as the captain of the national side. Obviously, the Liverpool fans are happy, but the others – not so much. The happy bunch: Jordan Henderson, England captain. Soz…

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Manchester United star set to leave on a loan move

Inter Milan are prepared to everything in their power to sign full-back Matteo Darmian from Manchester United on a loan move. Italian website Calciomercato.com claim that Inter want to sign the Italian defender on an initial six-month loan move with a view to a permanent transfer for £13.5m. The report claims that Inter are very serious about the move and club’s vice-president Javier Zanetti will personally fly to England to talk to United manager Jose Mourinho to explore the possibility of the deal. Darmian, who joined United in a £12.7m…

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Gareth Southgate is the new messiah for England fans

England interim manager Gareth Southgate has done what his predecessors Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce failed to do. Southgate has dropped his skipper Wayne Rooney from his starting eleven for the World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. In a press conference before the game, Southgate confirmed: “It’s very straight forward. We’ve looked at the way Slovenia play, which we did midway last week. And we profiled the kind of midfield we wanted to play. “It is in no reflection to Rooney’s performance at the weekend, in fact we were happy with…

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Arsenal’s two big summer targets revealed

Arsenal had quite a busy summer transfer window this year. The Gunners were linked with a host of players during summer and ended up spending around £90m on their acquisitions. However, following the comments from two of their summer targets, it’s quite clear that the North London club failed to secure all of their primary targets during summer. The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the transfer window, but a move failed to materialise. The Algeria international has now confirmed that Arsenal…

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Liverpool star subject of interests from European giants

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is attracting a lot of interests in his services, according to the latest reports. The Brazilian has been hugely impressive this season and is a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying team this season. French outlet Le10 Sport claims that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are very interested in the player and are ready to pay whatever is necessary to acquire his services. The report also claims that PSG made an unsuccessful bid of £22.5million for the 24-year-old last summer. In another report, the People claims…

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Arsenal target set to leave his club next summer

Arsenal and Juventus target Julian Draxler will definitely leave his current club Wolfsburg, his agent has confirmed. The German international expressed his desire to leave Wolfsburg last summer, but he was forced to stay with his current club by the club board. Arsenal and Juventus were both linked with the 23-year-old during the summer. Paris Saint-Germain and Everton are other clubs who were also linked with interest in the player. Draxler’s agent Fabio Parisi has now revealed that Juventus were indeed interested in his client and even spoke to him…

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City to break the bank for Arsenal star

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not ready to give up on his pursuit of Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. According to the reports, City made an approach to sign the Spaniard, but their approach was rebuffed by the Gunners. In recent weeks, multiple reports have claimed that City are still interested in the player and will attempt to sign him next summer. Now, the Sunday Times has claimed that Guardiola is ready to spend up to £40m to sign the Spain international. The 21-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona in…

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Antonio Conte is desperately looking for a centre-back

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is still desperately looking for a world-class centre-back. The Italian manager attempted to sign multiple targets during the summer but eventually had to settle with David Luiz on the transfer deadline day. Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed this week that the Blues made multiple attempts, including a £58m bid, to sign Kalidou Koulibaly last summer. “They offered to me £30, 35, 40, 45, 50 [million],” De Laurentiis told Sky Sports. “Mr Conte I said, ‘Marina [Granovskaia, Chelsea director] is behind me, follow me’, I offered…

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Former PL winner linked with England job

It is common knowledge that the FA are on the lookout for a permanent replacement of former manager Sam Allardyce. Following the sacking of Allardyce, the FA handed the duties of the senior squad to U21 coach Gareth Southgate on an interim basis. Southgate is expected to stay in charge of the senior squad until the next international break in November. Following the international break in November, the Three Lions won’t be in action until March and the FA aims to appoint a new manager before then. Several names have…

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Another poor display from Rooney results in another battering from fans

Wayne Rooney is going through one of the worst phases of his footballing career. The 30-year-old is certainly not the same player as he once was, but he still boasts of a huge reputation at both club and national level. United manager Jose Mourinho, at the start of the season, included Rooney in his starting eleven but he was forced to drop him following his disastrous performance against Watford. The Red Devils have definitely looked a better team without Rooney in the mix. However, Rooney is still too big of…

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Why are betting markets not backing Arsenal and Tottenham?

With seven games in to the new season, the landscape of the Premier League betting markets has changed a lot from what it was at the start of the season. At the onset of the season, most of the best-rated betting websites had backed the Manchester clubs and Chelsea to fight it out for the league title. However, the situation has changed quite a bit since then. Manchester City are still favourites to lift the title, but the likes of United and Chelsea don’t feature in the top three and,…

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United sent scouts to watch over couple of talents

Manchester United have been linked with a couple of players recently. Firstly, the Mirror has claimed that United have been monitoring Benfica youngster Goncalo Guedes. The report mentions that United scouts were present at Benfica’s game against Feirense on Sunday to monitor the 19-year-old winger. The likes of Juventus, Valencia, Osasuna and Middlesbrough have also been linked with the youngster. He still has five years left in his current, so United will likely have to pay a hefty sum for his services. Guedes is represented by Jorge Mendes, who is…

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Mario Balotelli speaks out against Jurgen Klopp

You can’t keep Mario Balotelli out of the news. The Italian striker has made a phenomenal start to his spell in France. He has managed to score six goals in five appearances for Nice and has shown remarkable improvement in form. It’s too early to say whether the old Balotelli is back, but signs are looking good at the moment. The 26-year-old, however, has not ceased to be controversial and has hit out on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his recent comments. Balotelli claimed that he was given a cold…

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Arsenal star might reject new contract offer

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin could reject a new deal from the Gunner to force a summer move to Manchester City, the Times claims. Yesterday, reports emerged that Arsenal are set to offer a new five-year deal to right-back Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard has emerged as one of best full-backs in football in the last couple of years. His current deal expires in 2019 and a new deal would have extended his contract until 2021. The Times have also claimed that the new deal from the Gunners would have doubled Bellerin’s…

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