Arsenal to face Manchester United in FA Cup fourth round

Arsenal have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners. The two sides met in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup in 2015 when Danny Welbeck scored the winner against his former side as Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners at Old Trafford. Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home to Championship side Brentford. League One Gillingham, who knocked out Premier League Cardiff in the third…

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Championship season review: Nottingham Forest, Preston, QPR, Reading

Nottingham Forest: 21st Yet again, there was a new manager in situ at Nottingham Forest heading into a new season, this time in the shape of Frenchman Philippe Montanier, whose aim was to arrest the club’s downward trend of recent years. It was an unforgiving role that was not made any easier by a lack of summer signings and discontent from the fans towards owner Fawaz Al Hasawi. The team got off to a mixed start, and soon developed a Jekyll and Hyde tendency to win at home – where the…

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Top ten clubs with highest net debt, Manchester United still on top?

The European Club Football Landscape report reveals that English giants Manchester United have accrued a debt of £464million courtesy the Glazers’ take over of the club in 2005. It has also been reported that the debt value went up by 25% over the past one year taking their sum of debt to €200million more than any other club in Europe. This has also been the source of widespread anger among the Red Devils fanbase, who have often expressed their outburst publicly over the years. United might lead the pack when it comes…

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Championship Season Review – MK Dons, Nott’m For, Preston, QPR

Milton Keynes Dons: 23rd (relegated) After knocking on the door for several seasons, MK Dons finally achieved promotion to the Championship in 2015, and having wiped the floor with many of the teams in the third tier it appeared as though they would have little trouble acclimatising to playing at the higher level. Some key players departed over the summer, but their absence was not felt initially as a resounding win at Rotherham United on opening day was not long followed by victory at home to Bolton Wanderers. However, things began…

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Charlie Austin to join Southampton from QPR on bargain price

Southampton have agreed personal terms with Charlie Austin after Queens Park Rangers accepted a £4 million bid for their striker, according to The Telegraph. Austin was called up to the England squad last May for the international friendly against the Republic of Ireland, in which he did not feature. It was assumed the striker would soon join a Premier League club, with Newcastle and Crystal Palace known to have been interested. But Austin remained with QPR. Soon enough, the goal getter grew frustrated with the Rangers’ 17th place in the Championship, 13 points…

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Tottenham and Man United stars make 59-name leaked Balon d’Or shortlist

A contender list for the 2016 Balon d’Or has apparently been leaked online (via Metro) and shows a few startling additions. Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney have all made the list, but strangely are joined by the likes of Christian Atsu of Bournemouth, Swindon’s Massimo Luongo and Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki. All of the usual suspects are there, too, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard all included, with the list set to be whittled down to…

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Man United gossip: Ronaldo and Neymar deal updates and youngster has Championship options

Friday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumours. Man United and Paris St-Germain have been quoted £728m if they want Real Madrid’s 30-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo, the Daily Mail reports. Ronaldo had been tipped to make a shock exit from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after a reported fall out with club bosses. After opening talks about a new contract, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, is poised to see his income rise to £200,000 a week, the Daily Mirror reports. De Gea is expected to be brought back…

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Man United made late approach for reported Chelsea target Charlie Austin

Manchester United made a late attempt to bring Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Daily Express. After a strong summer for the Red Devils, it appeared that the smart thing for Louis van Gaal to do in the final days of the window would be to find at least one new striker. While his squad currently boasts several attacking players capable of featuring up front, they went into transfer deadline day with just Wayne Rooney as the only natural forward in the…

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Chelsea ready to take poll position in £15m Charlie Austin race

Chelsea could be ready to make a move for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin after the Daily Express revealed that former favourites Newcastle United have withdrawn their interest in his services. The Magpies had been heavily linked with the England international all summer following QPR’s relegation back to the Championship, but after much speculation Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has ruled out a move after being put off by his £15m price tag. Austin bagged 18 goals last season, but McClaren is reluctant to shell out that kind of money…

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West Ham desperate to land £15m rated former Chelsea target Charlie Austin

West Ham will desperately try to sign Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin this week, according to the Daily Mirror. The Mirror suggest that the Hammers had initially been put off the 26-year-old, who was also attracting Chelsea’s interest earlier in the summer (via Metro), after the Championship side slapped a £15m price tag on his head. However, their stance has changed slightly, the Mirror report, following the injury sustained to Enner Valencia during their recent Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu, which is set to keep the Ecuadorian out…

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Charlie Austin ready to reject moves in favour of Chelsea or Tottenham switch

Queens Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey has fired a warning to any potential suitors for Charlie Austin by saying that he will only join a club in the top half of the Premier League table, the Daily Express reports. Following the club’s relegation back to the Championship, the England international has been linked with a £15m exit this summer with the Express citing the likes of Aston Villa, Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham all said to be keen on snapping him up. However, it seems that Villa and Newcastle could miss…

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Aston Villa plotting £15m bid for Charlie Austin to be Christian Benteke’s replacement

Aston Villa are planning to open the chequebook as they try to get over the loss of two of their key players, and they have put Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin at the top of their target list, the Metro report. The club have lost Fabian Delph, who eventually decided to join Manchester City. And while the England international had established himself as one of Tim Sherwood’s key men, it is the potential loss of a teammate that could hit the Villains harder. The Metro report that Liverpool are…

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West Ham to offer CAPTAIN and former RECORD SIGNING in exchange for Chelsea target

West Ham’s desire to land Queens Park Rangers striker and Chelsea target Charlie Austin (via Metro) could see them offer the Championship side both their captain and their former record signing. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Liverpool free to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke after rivals pull out of race Man United line up £75m DOUBLE SWOOP of South American pair According to the London Evening Standard, Slaven Bilic is willing to sacrifice Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis as he tries to land the forward. Jarvis became the…

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Chelsea ‘DEFINITELY INTERESTED’ in 18 goal Premier League hit man

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Chelsea are apparently ‘definitely interested’ in signing Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin this summer, that is according to the Metro. Last week bookies slashed the odds on the England international linking up with the Premier League champions, before odds were cut again on him linking up with cross city rivals West Ham United. A host of Premier League clubs are rumoured to be interested in taking him away from Loftus Road this summer, though he is believed to be keen to remain in the south as to not uproot…

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Chelsea gossip: Terry drops Sterling hint? And Blues ‘DEFINITELY interested’ in £15m striker

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Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea are ‘definitely interested’ in signing QPR and England striker Charlie Austin, according to the Metro. The England international is being tipped to move on this summer following QPR’s relegation back to the Championship. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has insisted he can take stinging criticism from Jose Mourinho on the chin, the Daily Mirror reports. The Chelsea youngster was the subject of a strong rebuke from Mourinho for his performance in a post season game in Australia. Blues skipper John Terry reckons Raheem Sterling has…

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Betting odds SLASHED on Chelsea signing £15m-rated Charlie Austin

Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin this summer, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Nine Premier League bargain buys Former Burnley man signs for Tottenham Liverpool defender denies new deal is signed Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Jose Mourinho making the move to take him across west London from Loftus Road to Stamford Bridge. It’s no secret that Chelsea are in the market for a new striker following the departure of veteran front man Didier Drogba and the sporadic injury problems suffered by top…

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Chelsea have the LEAST passionate fans in the Premier League, according to study

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A new study analysing social media trends have found that Premier League champions Chelsea had the least passionate fans in the top flight last season. READ MORE: Nine Premier League bargain buys Former Burnley man signs for Tottenham Liverpool defender denies new deal is signed According to the Daily Mail, the study looked at which clubs had the highest and lowest proportion of vocal supporters on Twitter, and found that fans of the Blues were the least involved, while relegated Burnley were by far the most. Despite supposedly not being…

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Liverpool to join Newcastle in race for Charlie Austin

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Liverpool could be about to scupper Newcastle’s seemingly impending move for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals According to The Sun, the 25-year-old was closing in on a move to St James’ Park, following Chris Ramsey’s men’s relegation. However, news of Merseyside interest has meant that he has delayed deciding on his future. But, The Sun suggest that Brendan Rodgers does not view the former Burnley man as his main transfer target. The Reds are in desperate need of adding more depth up front however,…

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Chelsea consider move for goal scoring England international

Chelsea are said to be the latest Premier League club to show an interest in signing QPR striker Charlie Austin this summer, according to ESPN. READ MORE: Chelsea News and Goals The England international enjoyed a brilliant debut season in the top flight, despite it ending in relegation, as he bagged himself 17 goals. However, it now appears as though he will be moving on in the next few weeks, with a number of Premier League sides keen to take him away from Loftus Road. Newcastle have recently emerged as…

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Leicester vs QPR – Premier League preview and team news

There will be a party atmosphere at the King Power Stadium on Sunday as Leicester City, safe from relegation, face a Queens Park Rangers side who are condemned to the Championship. Very few people gave the Foxes any hope of beating the drop just a couple of months ago, but their superb run ensures that they look forward to more top-flight football next term. And here there is double reason to celebrate, with hardworking striker Jamie Vardy having earned an England call-up. It was a strong defensive performance which produced…

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Arsenal target Petr Cech on the move as Chelsea eye replacement

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Chelsea seem to be resigned to losing veteran shot-stopper Petr Cech this summer, with the Blues reportedly targeting Queens Park Rangers’ Rob Green as his replacement, according to the Daily Star. The Star claim that Chelsea’s move for Green should open the door for Cech to sign for Arsenal, with the 32-year-old apparently himself claiming he is “99 per cent” sure that he will be plying his trade at the Emirates next season. QPR have been poor this season, and have consequently (and deservedly) been relegated. This, along with their…

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QPR vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United make the trip to West London to face relegated Queens Park Rangers as they look to avoid joining the hosts in the Championship for next season. Before the turn of the year, QPR were showing real signs that they could survive this time around, thanks to an increasingly strong home record. However, they have not won at Loftus Road in 2015, and despite a brief upturn in performance levels of late, it has resulted in a slide that boss Chris Ramsey has been unable to halt. Indeed, their…

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Green and Ruddy on Chelsea wanted list

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has identified the two goalkeepers in contention to replace Petr Cech at the Premier League champions, with the Daily Telegraph reporting Queens Park Rangers custodian Robert Green and John Ruddy of Norwich City are in the running. Cech is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after a year playing back-up to Thibaut Courtois, who was installed as first choice by Mourinho following his return from a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid. Cech had previously been the No.1 for the duration of his 11 years…

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Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp blames the club’s relegation on poor recruitment

Ex-Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes the Londoners’ recent relegation from the Premier League can be attributed to their poor recruitment in the summer, reports Sky Sports. Redknapp, 68, was in charge of the Hoops until February, citing health problems as a reason for his departure. He left what many perceived as a sinking ship, and such a tag proved true with successor Chris Ramsey failing to keep Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League. QPR were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City on the weekend which sealed their fate…

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