Claudio Ranieri Has Struggled To Turn Fulham Around

Right around this time of year, we start to zero in on the race fo the Premier League title. This year that’s looking like a particularly fun race, with Liverpool and Manchester City in position to battle down the stretch, and Tottenham not entirely out of the picture yet. Not everything is about the top of the table, however, and looking toward the bottom there’s an interesting story beginning to develop. Early season hire Claudio Ranieri has struggled mightily to turn Fulham around, and with the Cottagers facing the very…

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Chelsea complete Gonzalo Higuain loan signing from Juventus

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy him for £31.3m. The Blues also have the option to extend the Argentine’s loan deal until June 2020 for £15.6m. Higuain, 31, spent the first half of the season on loan at AC Milan, scoring eight goals in 22 games. “When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it,” said Higuain. “It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium…

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Mario Balotelli completes transfer to Marseille from Nice

Mario Balotelli has completed a move to Marseille from Nice, after being released early from his contract at Nice. The Italy international, 28, has completed a deal until the end of the season. Balotelli passed a medical on Wednesday, a move coach Rudi Garcia called a “number one priority”. He last played for Nice on 4 December after a dispute with boss Patrick Vieira. Balotelli helped City win the Premier League in 2011-12, then had one season at Liverpool before spending a year on loan at AC Milan. Level completed ✅…

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