English Premier League

Leicester City to compete with German giants to sign young Barcelona winger: report

Leicester City are prepared to compete with Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign Barcelona’s Kike Saverio, a report from Mundo Deportivo claims. The 20-year-old is currently playing for the Blaugrana’s B team and he has caught the eye with five goals and three assists from 22 appearances in the Spanish third tier. His contract with the club expires at the end of next month and it is reported that the talks over a renewal have practically ‘broken down’. Hence, he is likely to be available as a free-agent from July and both Leicester and Dortmund have expressed an interest in landing his signature. Dortmund are known for their recruitment of young players from foreign leagues and Jadon Sancho is one of them, who has recently made a big mark with the first-team. As such, they should provide ...

‘My latest understanding’ – Telegraph journalist comments on NUFC takeover following WTO ruling

According to The Guardian, the World Trade Organization has ruled that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is behind pirate satellite TV service beoutQ, dealing a huge blow on Public Investment Fund’s chances of buying Newcastle United. BeoutQ offers illegal access to sporting events, including the English Premier League, and digital piracy remains highly prohibited. Consortiums looking to buy English top-flight clubs must not provide false, misleading or inaccurate information according to the Premier League’s Owners’ and Directors’ test, and having denied owning BeoutQ, PIF risk missing out on buying Newcastle after the WTO proved that Saudi indeed owns the satellite TV. Nevertheless, The Telegraph’s Jason Burt believes that the £300 million takeover will go through eventually, with The Guardian...

Report: 24 year old on his way to England this summer, expected to sign for Wolves

Wolves have been linked with Joao Palhinha in the recent weeks. Now A Bola (via Sportwitness) are claiming that the player is on his way to England and Wolves seems like the destination. Apparently, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will pay €15m for the midfielder. Palhinha has done well for Braga during his loan spell at the club and his performances seem to have caught Wolves’ attention. They are keen on signing the Sporting midfielder and the deal to take him to Molineux is expected to be done this summer. It will be interesting to see how Palhinha performs in the Premier League, should the transfer go through. He is a talented young player and Nuno could improve him and take his game on to another level. The Wolves boss has worked wonders with the young players at his disposal so far. The li...

‘To be made public next month’: The Times provides latest update on NUFC takeover

According to reports from The Times, ‘fresh doubt has been cast’ on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United by the Saudi consortium. A potential £300million buyout of the club, brokered by Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners but bankrolled by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, who will own 80% of the Magpies, is going through the Premier League’s Owners and Directors checks. However, Saudi investors are facing objections regarding violations of human rights and piracy issues. The latest report claims that the Premier League has been sent a ruling by the World Trade Organisation which states that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is behind pirate satellite TV service beoutQ. The Premier League have received the 123-page ruling from WTO which is ‘expected to be made public ne...

Report: West Ham plotting summer move for 24-yr-old long term target

West Ham have been linked with the Uruguayan midfielder Nahitan Nandez in the past and it seems that they are still interested in the player. As per reports (via Sportwitness), the Hammers are looking to sign the 24-year-old this summer. The likes of Inter Milan and Napoli are keen as well. David Moyes needs to add to his midfield and Nandez could prove to be a decent signing. He has done well for his country and he has the quality to play in the Premier League. Mark Noble is past his peak and the West Ham star will have to be phased out soon. Nandez could step in as his long term replacement. He could form a quality partnership with Declan Rice at the heart of West Ham’s midfield. Nandez is a hardworking player who will help out defensively and allow West Ham to play on the front foot. He...

Manchester United manager gives update on Odion Ighalo’s future

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said no agreement has been reached between United and Shanghai Shenhua over Odion Ighalo’s loan extension. He gave the update in an article published on the official website of Manchester United on Tuesday. Solskjaer’s reaction is coming amidst the suspense that surrounds the extension of Ighalo’s loan, which expires on Sunday, May 31. The coach said he hopes that Ighalo would be allowed to complete the season with United and also win a cup for his childhood club. He told MUTV, “The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back. “We’re in dialogue. They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club. “It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he start...

Report: 28y/o Liverpool winger ‘would be interested’ in joining Newcastle post-takeover

According to Daily Mail’s Dominic King, Newcastle United are interested in signing Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, and the Switzerland international would be interested in a move should the club’s takeover goes through. Newcastle have sounded out Xherdhan Shaqiri’s representatives about a move this summer. Liverpool will not stand in his way if the initial talks firm up. Shaqiri would be interested, providing takeover goes through 🔴 — Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) May 26, 2020 The Magpies would-be owners have reached out to the representatives of the 28-year-old about a move, and Liverpool will not stand in his way if the initial talks firm up. Shaqiri has struggled for regular playing minutes at Anfield since joining the Reds from Stoke City in the summer of 2018, w...

Arsenal reportedly open talks for £11.5m winger Ryan Giggs said has ‘electrifying pace’

According to TodoFichajes, Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid are interested in signing Rabbi Matondo from Schalke in the summer transfer window. The report has stated that Arsenal have already started conversations with the Wales international winger’s entourage. The Gunners are claimed to have asked about the youngster’s availability and have offered him “a tailor-made project”. Stats Matondo joined Schalke from Manchester City in January 2019 for a transfer fee reported by TodoFichajes to be worth €13 million (£11.58 million). The 19-year-old winger made one start and six substitute appearances in the Bundesliga for Schalke during the second half of last season, according to WhoScored. So far this season, the Welshman has made nine starts and five substitute appearances in the Bundesliga ...

West Ham United will be aiming to recoup £8m fee with 23-year-old’s sale: report

West Ham United are said to be considering the future of Albian Ajeti, who has failed to impress in his debut season, Football.London reports. The Switzerland international made the move to the Hammers from Basel last summer but he has since been restricted to only eight appearances in the top-flight. Each of those outings have come off the bench and he has looked out of pace as he has struggled to adjust to the demands of the Premier League. As per Football.London, the 23-year-old’s time with the Hammers could be coming to an end after failing to make any notable impact during his time on the pitch. Ajeti was purchased from Basel for £8m on deadline day last summer and it is claimed that the Hammers may look to offload the striker for a similar fee in the next transfer window. In cas...

Report: Jose Mourinho has requested £22m striker, Tottenham Hotspur ready to make an offer

According to TodoFichajes, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Loren Moron from Real Betis in the summer transfer window. It has been reported that Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has requested the signing of the 26-year-old. The report has claimed that although Spurs know that talks with AC Milan are well advanced regarding the transfer of the striker, the North London outfit are ready to make an offer to Betis. It has been further added that the Spanish club will demand €25 million (£22.27 million) for Moron. Stats According to WhoScored, Moron has made 16 starts and 10 substitute appearances in La Liga for Betis so far this season, scoring nine goals and providing two assists in the process. During the 2018-19 campaign, the striker made 22 starts and 11 substitute appearances...

Report: When PL could make proposed Newcastle United takeover decision after fresh development

According to The Daily Mail, the Premier League are likely to make a decision on the proposed Newcastle United takeover next week and probably beyond. A report in The Sun last week claimed that the Premier League were going to give the go-ahead to the proposed takeover of Newcastle by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. It was claimed by the British tabloid that there was no problem in the owners’ and directors’ test, and that the official announcement was going to be made on or around June 1. However, The Daily Mail has claimed that the Premier League are now likely to delay their decision until next week and probably beyond after fresh development this evening. According to The Daily Mail this evening, the Premier League have been presented with a World Trade Organisation report stati...

Representative comments on Odion Ighalo situation amid Newcastle United speculation

Odion Ighalo’s representative has dismissed speculation that Manchester United loanee and reported Newcastle United target has been offered a £400,000-a-week new contract by his parent club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, as quoted in Foot Mercato. Eye-watering salary The Times reported on Monday evening that Chinese Super League club Shanghai want Ighalo back from his loan spell at United next month. The 30-year-old striker joined the Red Devils on loan in the January transfer window, and that spell runs out at the end of this month. Although the Nigerian wants to stay at Old Trafford, his parent club Shanghai want him back, unless United are ready to pay £20 million to make the transfer permanent, according to the report. United do not plan to sign the former Watford striker on a permanent c...