English Premiership

Man United players will learn their fates soon – LVG


Manchester United players should discover later this week if they have a future at Old Trafford. New manager Louis van Gaal says he will sit down with his squad members on their return from the United States and inform them of their fate. The 25-man squad will head back to Manchester in the early hours of Tuesday morning, following the ...

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Chelsea’s Romeu makes Stuttgart loan move

Oriol Romeu: Spent last season on loan at Valencia

Chelsea central midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Bundesliga side Stuttgart on a season-long loan. Romeu, who has made 33 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2011, was recently handed a new three-year deal by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. The 22-year-old holding midfielder spent last season on loan with La Liga side Valencia, but ...

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New West Brom signing Ideye reveals visa frustrations


West Bromwich Albion’s new record signing, Brown Ideye, has said delays over his visa and work permit have prevented him joining up with the team. The Nigeria striker, 25, was signed from Dynamo Kiev on 18 July, but has so far not travelled back to the UK. He missed a pre-season friendly against Nottingham Forest last week and is set ...

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Arsene Wenger queries Man City Frank Lampard deal


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned Manchester City’s signing of Frank Lampard. Midfielder Lampard, 36, will join City on a six-month loan deal from Major League Soccer franchise New York City – one of three clubs affiliated to the Premier League champions. Last season, City received sanctions on their squad after breaching Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations. “Is it a ...

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Liverpool will not sign AC Milan’s Balotelli – Rodgers

Mario Balotelli: No summer switch to Anfield

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not be signing Mario Balotelli this summer. Rodgers praised the AC Milan striker earlier this week, which led to speculation he could sign the former Manchester City striker. The Liverpool boss has already signed Lille striker Divock Origi and Southampton’s Rickie Lambert to help plug the gap left by Luis Suarez’s departure, but ...

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Van Gaal hints summer business over


Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has suggested the club will not make any more signings this summer, claiming he may just give his current players a chance. The Dutchman has welcomed two new faces so far, though left-back Luke Shaw and midfielder Ander Herrera were both identified by his predecessor David Moyes. But although United are interested in both ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to rule out Manchester United return

Cristiano Ronaldo with the Premier League trophy in May 2009

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a return to former club Manchester United, and has backed Louis van Gaal to impress. The 29-year-old joined Madrid in 2009 for a then world-record £80million, but has been linked with a return on a number of occasions, including last summer. Ronaldo has never previously ruled out returning to United, ...

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Spurs complete Dier signing


Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Sporting Lisbon and England Under-21 defender Eric Dier on a five-year deal. The 20-year-old was born in England but moved to Portugal with his family as a six-year-old. He joined Sporting’s youth set-up at the age of eight and progressed all the way to the club’s first team, making 30 appearances. “I’m really ...

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Juventus confirm Mauricio Isla is set to join QPR


Juventus have confirmed Mauricio Isla is poised to join Queens Park Rangers and is set to undergo a medical on Sunday. As revealed by Sky Sports on Friday, QPR have lined up a loan deal for Chile international right-back Isla as Harry Redknapp looks to add to his squad. Isla impressed for Chile at the World Cup, but the 26-year-old ...

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Man City set to sign Frank Lampard on loan


Manchester City are set to sign former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard on loan from New York City FC. Lampard was released by Chelsea this summer after 13 years at Stamford Bridge, his 211 goals in 649 matches making him the club’s record scorer. The 36-year-old signed for New York City last month on a two-year contract. The Major League Soccer ...

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