• Swansea sign Middlesbrough striker on permanent deal

    Swansea have signed Middlesbrough striker Marvin Emnes for an undisclosed fee.The 26-year-olnchester City's scouting system, reports Sky Sports.The FA asked both Premier League clubs for information concerning the matter, with Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and staff members Dave Fallows and Julian Ward alleged to have hacked id Dutchman, who has already enjoyed two successful loan spells with re moving for Manchester City attacker Douglas Luiz.Villa are closing on a £15m deal for Douglas, says the Telegraph.Dean Smith's spending spree will see the Brazil U23 star become his eighth signing of the summer.Douglas, 21, has failed to make a sthe Jacks, signed a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.A statement on the club’s official website said: “Swansea City have completed the signing of Middlesbrough winger Marvin Emnes for an undisclosed fee.“Following two previous loan spells at the Liberty, Emnes made his move permanent by signing a three-year deal after he completed his medical today.”Emnes spent a month on loan at the Liberty Stadium during the 2010-11 season and then , scoring one goal in nicontent_imgne appearances.He joined Boro in a £3.2million from Sparta Rotterdam during the summer of 2008 and made a total of 161 appearances for the Teessiders, scoring 31 goals.
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  • West Ham will make a decision on Morrison’s future in December

    Sam Allardyce has admitted West Ham will have to make a decision on Ravel Morrisrophy campaign has been a valuable experience.The Irons are out of the tournament after defeat to Exeter City.“It was a really tough one for us, a really tough game," Halajko told whufc.com. “We struggled to get going, while they dominated the gaon’s Upton Park future by Christmas.The 21-year-old midfielder, , is out of contract with the Hammers at the end of the season.Allardyce beear-old striker is being tracked by Europe's biggest clubs, including Manchester United, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.But Freund says they intend to hang onto Haaland during the winter market."A winter transfer is not an issue for us. But it is cllieves Morrison will benefit from first-team football at the Championship side.He said: “It’s first-team football focontent_imgr Rav, and, like last year, when he’s not involved and playing in the first team, that’s what he wants to be doing.“He can go and play some football and see if he can get a regular game and we can keep him an eye on him. And then in and around Christmas time we have to make a decision regarding Rav because he’s coming into the last year of his contract now.”
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  • Quinn: Hull should be proud of battling FA Cup final performance against Arsenal

    Former Arsenal forward Niall Quinn has hailed the character of FA Cup finalists Hull City, sayingSteve Bruce’s spirited side had the Gunners on the ropes in the early stages after netting twice inside eight minutes.The quick-fire double gave Arsene Wenger’s men plenty of time to get back into the game, but Hull refused to back down and took the overwhelming favourites right to the wire, with Aaron Ramsey’s extra-time goal sealing a 3-2 win to end Arsenal’s nine-year wait for silverware.And while former Highbury graduate Quinn said Arsenal were worthy winners, he admitted Hull deserve credit for their dogged display.“It was a terrific game and Arsenal did fantastically, but we must give Hull a huge pat on the back for the way they approached the game, the spirit they showed and the support of their great fans,” he told talkSPORT.“They showed no fear and gave it a right go and all the Hull players should feel very proud of their performances because they worried Arsenal for long periods.“It wasn’t until the introduction of Jack Wilshere and Tomas El Clasico at Barcelona is remembered for it's f at Virgil van Dijk after Liverpool's victory over Manchester United.Van der Vaart took issue with Van Dijk refusing to declare themselves champions-elect after the 2-0 win."We will not do that, we will not be like that," Van Dijk told Ziggo content_imgSport. "ootball.Amid local unrest, security is tight ahead of the rearranged fixture, but Zidane is hoping that all the focus will be on events which take place on the pitch."On the outside, this can be a wees Rosicky when everyone else was flagging in extra-time that the game really turned in Arsenal’s favour.“They were worthy winners in the end I think, but Hull gave it everything and it was a pleasure to watch the game, the Hull fans really added to the atmosphere.”
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  • Juventus’ Vidal rules out Man United move

    Manchester United have already suffered a setback in their transfer plans for January as Arturo Vidal is close to agreeing a contra to move for Tanguy Ndombele. The Lyon midfielder has emerged as one of the most sought after players for the summer transfer window.Juventus, PSG and Manchester City have all shown an interest in the 22-year-old.TEAMtalk says United are willing to bct extension with Juventus.Reds boss David Moyes has been widely ridiculed for a difficult summer transfer window after .Vidal has been a key member of the Italian side that has won the last two Serie A titles and has been attracting interest from all over EuropeUnited did not make an offer for the Serie A champions’ midfielder but the Chilean, whose contract expires in 2016, was defender Shkodrancontent_img Mustafi.The German is being linked with Galatasary this week.But Arteta says, "Can we afford? The ideal scenario is no."If it happens, we will have to invent something. We are already playing with full-backs that are not full-backsthought to still be on the radar.But the 26-year-old has ended their interest for now and said: “Only a signature is needed. My family and I are happy here and do not want to go away.”
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  • Man United transfers: The urgent deals that need to be done quickly

    While the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool look to be getting their summer transfer shopping done early, Man United are languishing behind the pack, .The Red Devils are a club in need of some serious strengthening after a disastrous campaign last year, and while they have been linked with a whole host of players, they are yet to secure any of their targets.The latest player to have slipped thcontent_imgrough their grasp looks to be Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, wough last season.Taylor is a keen admirer of fellow left-footer McNeil after his breakthrough campaign.“Dwight McNeil has been a breath of fresh air," he told the Lanc app TikTok, reports SportBusiness.The channel will offer behind-the-scenes content from the club, including videos of special celebrations, challengers for followers, match highlights and live content created with a focus on the club's youth sector.ashire Evening Telegraph. "He plays with no fear and that's a powerful thing. He ho , with just the £28m transfer fee to be concluded between the clubs.Instead of waiting for Van Gaal, United need to make sure they get the ball rolling on these deals, or risk falling further back.
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  • Tottenham join Arsenal and Liverpool in chase for Porto sensation

    Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for Porto star Jackson Martinez, according to reports in Spain.The striker has developed into one of Europe’s top marksmen in thcontent_imge past few years, netting 60 goals in 91 appearances over the last two seasons.The current campaign has seen Martinez continue his stunning form in front of goal, finding the net 12 times in just 16 games. and after the 28-year-old’s services as they look to bolster their attacking options.However now, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Tottenham have joined their Premier League rivals in the race to sign Martinez.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly keen to sign a striker in January after Emmanuel Adebayor’s slow start to the season.The fFleetwood Town have signed Sheffield United striker Ched Evans for an undisclosed fee.The 30-year-old scored 18 goals whilst on loan at the League One club last season."Ched has been our number one target all summer," Fleetwood boss Joey Barton told the club website."Eve home against Leicester.The Southampton-ready-sack-manager-Ralph-Hasenhuttl-following-9-0-defeat-home-Leicester.html">Daily MailSouthampton-ready-sack-manager-Ralph-Hasenhuttl-following-9-0-defeat-home-Leicester.html"> says intermediaries connected tryone saw the impact he had on and off the pitch last season."ormer Arsenal and Manchester City forward has managed just two goals in 10 appearances so far.
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  • Exciting new team! How Liverpool’s new signings and transfer targets can line up next season

    Liverpool set the ball rolling with their summer transfer activity by , and according to reports in Spain, . But the Reds don’tstop there, , and while the move for Adam Lallana has stalled over Southampton’s valuation of the player, theSaints centre-back Dejan Lovren is also a target for theAnfield club. Withthe addition of these new players will give Brendan Rodgers a variety of options ahead of the forthcoming Champions League and Premier League seasons. talkSPORT takes a look at the multiple ways the Reds could line up with their two new signings and defensive targets…Liverpool’s major defect last season was at the back, with Chelsea in particular making a habit of counter-attacking successfully against a gung-ho Reds outfit. Alberto Moreno, a natural left back, will allow Rodgers to use Jon Flanagan in his preferred right-sided role, with Glen Johnson competing for his place. Dejan Lovren, meanwhile, should finally add a quality centre back to partner Martin Skrtel. Along with the signings of defenders Moreno and Lovren, LeverkuPep Guardiola as the best coach he worked with.Robben played for the Manchester City manager at Bayern.He told BILD: "It is a difficult decision, I have lived many beautiful things with many coaches. But if you ask me who is the best, I say Pep Guardsen’s Emrcontent_imge Can could be particularly important in helping the Reds to become more solid. The Germany youth international could be a formidable partner for Steven Gerrard deep in the midfield if Brendan Rodgers wishes to use a 4-2-3-1 against strong counter-attacking sides. The versatility of many of the players picked bellow means Rodgers could quickly change shape in the middle of the game if he wished, moving Suarez further forward, Gerrard deeper or swapping Sterling and Coutinho.Signing Rickie Lambert makes sense. Technically excellent, good in the air, and having succeeded in a similar kind of football to Liverpool’s over the last few years, the Englishman should slot in perfectly at Anfield. One option he would offer Liverpool is that of playing in tandem with Daniel Sturridge in a 4-1-2-1-2, or as it is perhaps better known, a midfield diamond. Most intriguingly, Luis Suarez could be used as the playmaker behind the two centre forwards in this set-up, making greater use of his vision – Suarez assisted 21 goals in the Premier League last season, but could yet provide more – and taking some of the weight off the Uruguayan’s shoulders when it comes to goals. Lambert’s natural habit of pulling wide from central positions, meanwhile, would allow Suarez plenty of chances to get forward into the box when he sees an opportunity. Liverpool’s use of this formation brought great rewards last season, but it’s important to evolve before their rivals work out how to combat it, so adding Lambert and withdrawing Suarez slightly could be a smart move.Even though the Reds need to tighten it up at the back, a depth of attacking talent at the club means their strength is always going to be further forward in the pitch, and the signings mentioned above should further develop that trait. Emre Can in particular is useful for Rodgers in that he would allter their 7-0 home thrashing by Atalanta.The Granata had never in their Serie A history conceded seven goals in a home fixture, while the final whistle blew with some players in tears."I have come here to apologise for an indefensible performance. I ow Steven Gerrard to move slightly further forward, making better use of his passing and getting him closer to goal once more, while also liberating the captain slightly of his defensive duties. In a 4-3-3 set-up, Gerrard, playing in front of Can, could be partnered with the energy and dribbling of Philippe Coutinho, though Rodgers could easily opt for Jordan Henderson instead. The Sterling/Suarez/Sturridge forward line is perhaps the most natural in this system, with the fullbacks pushing forward to add with, but Rickie Lambert could also enter as the central striker.Reds fans, what do you think of the options detailed above? Let us know your thoughts below…
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  • England 1-0 Norway: Rooney penalty spares the Three Lions’ blushes

    A Wayne Rooney penalty saved the day as England were victorious over Norway in an unconvincing display in their first match after a disappointing World Cup.The Three Lions created little throughout, but were granted a lifeline when Raheem Sterling was sent tumbling in the box and new captain, Rooney happily hammered home the resulting spot-kick.Prior to the friendly, there had been little appetite among England fans for the game and that was reflected, as expected, by the low turnout at Wembley Stadium with just over 40,000 people turning up.However, a quick start from the Three Lions generated some excitement, though it had to be said an end product was sed for the first time missing the signing of Erling Haaland.The former RB Salzburg striker was expected to join his former Molde coach at Old Trafford, but instead signed with Borussia Dortmund.Asked after defeat at Arsenal about the pursuit, Solskjaorely lacking.Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge demonstrated their telepathy at club level as they executed a sweet one-two, which was only denied a goal befitting of the move when a last gasp challenge diverted the striker’s effort.Alex Olade-Chamberlain then narrowly had a ball nipped away from him when through on goal, while Phil Jones floated a header wide from the resulting corner.But in truth, these were meagre moments and for all of the Three Lions’ dominance, they had barely created anything of note.The best chance, unsurprisingly, came when Sterling and Sturridge again combined, the latter looping a tricky high ball over the enrushing goalkeeper Orjan Nyland but agonisingly onto the roof of the net.England had shown little signs of icontent_imgmprovement from an appalling World Cup showing, but they could feel hard done by not to get a penalty when Jack Wilshere was scythed down in the box by Havard Nordtveit.Norway came out brighter after the break and Roy Hodgson had Joe Hart to thank for keeping the score goalless as he produced two excellent saves to deny Blackburn striker Josh King.Fortunately, for England with heads hanging low, Omar Elabdellaoui then took out Sterling and Rooney did the rest from the spot on 68 minutes.It was barely deserved for Roy Hodgson’s side but it woke the hosts up as Danny Welbeck, who had immediatelrights deal with car manufacturer Subaru of America, reports, /.The Union's home ground, formerly known as Talen Energy Stadium, will now be named Subaru Park. The deal also sees Subaru become the exclusive automotive partner of the franchise.The finy replaced the skipper after the goal, stung the palms of Nyland.And seemed to breathe life into England’s attack, instantly linking up well with Sturridge and posing the question again of whether Rooney deserves his place in the starting line-up.Fabian Delph and Calum Chambers were handed their senior debuts off the bench, but little else happened in a quiet ending and England will know improvement is needed if they are to beat Switzerland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday evening.
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  • />on also confirmed P blunder involved the U18s’

    d to stay at Crystal Palace, despite speculation linking him away from the club.Hodgscontent_imgon also confirmed P blunder involved the U18s' attire.The Mirror says United's youth-team players hoped to follow in the footsteps of Old Trafford legends like the Busby Babes and Class of '92 last week – only to discover someone had failed to order their shoes.Unitealace rejected an offer for Zaha in the summer, with Arsenal and Napoli reportedly interested in his services."In the summer, the club received at
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  • Mourinho admits ’emotional’ reaction to home support against QPR went too far

    Jose Mourinho has admitted his criticism of Chelsea’s home support may have gone too far, but explains it was an emotional response tied to his affection for the club.The Blues boss for the first half hour of Supporters have responded in varying degrees of anger, bemusement and frustration – as well as agreement – to Mourinho’sax striker Kenneth Perez is critical of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino over his tactics last week.Ajax stunned Spurs 1-0 in London for the first-leg of their Champions League semifinal.And Perez says Tottenham made a mistake with a 5-3-2 system." jibe.And the Portuguese coach insisted his passion for the club was the reason behind his reaction.“This is not, for me, just a job. It is more than that, because it’s Chelsea,” said Mourinho, who was speaking ahead of Wednesdaym allegations against former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.However, he insists that he doesn't "hate" the Barcelona star over the incident.Evra accused the striker of repeatedly calling him "negro" during a game between the Red Devils and Liverpool a night’s Champions League Group G clash at Maribor.“Maybe I go a little bit too far. But I see myself in the stands, watching Chelsea and I want to play, I want to help.“If I’m not a player I cannot play, if I’m not a coach I cannot make decisions.“If I’m just a fan what can I do to help? That’s just my view.“Everybody at Chelsea Football Club knows how much I love the club, how much I want it to improve and how much I want to be part of the club in the future.“Even a moment of criticism has to be analysed with different eyes, with the eyes of somebody who knows why I came back to Chelsea andcontent_img why I’m here with my heart and why I want to stay for a long, long time.”
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