Top five controversial transfers from the Premier League era

The winter transfer window is truly on, and a bunch of Premier League clubs are being linked with players left and right. In this feature, we take a trip down memory lane and take a look at the five most controversial transfers from the Premier League era. 5) Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano (Corinthians to West Ham, 2006) The two Argentinian players signed for West Ham from Brazilian club Corinthians in 2006 and played crucial roles in saving the Hammers from relegation that season. However, both transfers were found to…

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Chelsea gossip: Defender signs bumped five-year deal and Costa fit to take on City

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 34, has had the last year of his contract with Roma terminated, The Guardian reports. The veteran star failed to make the impact that many had hoped for during his one season in the Italian capital. Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa has had no adverse reactions after playing the full 90 minutes of Chelsea’s draw with Swansea, the Daily Star reports. The striker suffered a hamstring problem during preseason and missed the Community Shield showdown with Arsenal…

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Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole told to LEAVE Roma

Italian giants Roma have reportedly put former England international full-back Ashley Cole up for sale just 12 months after he arrived in the country, the Daily Express reports. The 34-year-old endured a tempestuous spell in Serie A last term, making just 16 appearances across all competitions as he failed to get a regular foothold in the first team. And The Express (via Football Italia) claim that Cole has been told that he is surplus to requirements in the capital, and may be invited to leave alongside the likes of Seydou…

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Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole is BEATEN UP by stunning Playboy bunny

Ashley Cole is a player that often splits opinion. He’s had his transgressions over the years, but love him or hate him, a Daily Star report claiming that he was beaten up by a Playboy bunny won’t fail to raise a chuckle or two. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Arsenal ready to sign ‘best young player in Africa’ Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m As the story goes, glamour model Carla Howe punched the former England international in the face three times because of his apparent…

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Top ten football traitors as Petr Cech leaves Chelsea for London rivals

Despite being considered a legend at Stamford Bridge for more than a decade, Petr Cech has had to ask Chelsea fans to understand his decision to move across London to join Arsenal (via Daily Mirror). READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Former Arsenal flop DEMANDS helicopter and private beach in failed transfer (Video) Petr Cech holds first Arsenal interview since move The 33-year-old has been between the sticks for many of the greatest occasions in the club’s history, nevertheless he may be expecting boos when his old side and his current…

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