English Premier League

Serie A Duo Target Olivier Giroud

Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan are preparing to make a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Italian outlets Tuttosport (via football-italia) and Ilbianconero.com. Giroud joined Chelsea in January 2018, scoring 30 goals in 96 appearances since – an impressive record given a large percentage of those appearances would have been off the bench. He has won an FA Cup and a Europa League title at Stamford Bridge, scoring in the final of the latter. The Frenchman’s goalscoring form towards the end of the 2019/20 season was crucial, as his eight goals in 12 outings helped the Blues seal Champions League football. Giroud celebrates a goal on the final day of last season, helping Chelsea secure a top 4 spot However, the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in the summer ha...

Predicted Man Utd XI vs PSG: £35.7m ace to start, 23-yr-old could replace experienced star

Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night and they will be hoping to pull further clear of their rivals in Group H with a win at home. The Red Devils have picked up nine points from their four group games so far and they are three points clear at the top of their group. Paris Saint-Germain have picked up six points from their four group games and they will be hoping to close the gap with the Premier League side with a win here. The French outfit have been quite inconsistent this season and witnessed this game will be a massive challenge for them. Both teams have the quality to pick up a win here and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top eventually. Team News Manchester United will be without the injured Luke Shaw and the suspended Ax...

Barcelona Join Race for Erling Braut Haaland

Barcelona have become the latest club to express an interest in signing Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland, according to Spanish publication Sport. The Norwegian burst onto the scene last season, scoring 28 goals in 22 appearances for RB Salzburg, before continuing that form with 33 in 32 for Borussia Dortmund since his move in January. This has led to the Leeds-born striker becoming one of the most sought after assets in world football, with several elite clubs looking to secure his services. Haaland has quickly risen to stardom And now, as reported by Sport, Barcelona are the latest club to join the queue for Haaland’s signature. La Blaugrana suffer from a lack of natural strikers since the departure of Luis Suarez in the summer. Danish forward Martin Braithwaite is their onl...

UEFA Announce Team of the Year Nominees

UEFA have revealed the nominees for the 2020 fans’ Team of the Year. The 50-man list is comprised of five goalkeepers, 15 defenders, 15 midfielders, and 15 forwards. Rather unsurprisingly, treble winners Bayern Munich are the most heavily represented side in the nominations, boasting ten candidates. Bayern completed the treble with a win over PSG in August Runaway Premier League champions Liverpool and Champions League finalists Paris Saint Germain also hold a high percentage of the nominees, possessing eight candidates each. It was a disappointing turn out from the La Liga giants, as Real Madrid and Barcelona only managed one nominee each, while Atletico Madrid had just two. Germany were the most represented nation with six, with France one behind. Argentina, Portugal, England, Brazil, Sp...

Everton Linked to Samuel Umtiti

Everton have been linked with an audacious move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, as reported by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo. Umtiti joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016. In his four seasons at the Camp Nou, he has made 116 appearances in all competitions, winning two league titles and two Copas del Rey. However, a series of injuries, coupled with the form of Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, have seen the 27-year-old fall down the pecking order, and he is still yet to feature under new manager Ronald Koeman. Umtiti has fallen out of favour at Barcelona And now Everton are reportedly ready to offer the Frenchman a way out, according to Mundo Deportivo. The article states that Umtiti is a big admirer of Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, who has won three Champions Leagues throughout h...

Report: Newcastle plotting January move for England international

According to the Daily Telegraph, Newcastle United are keen on bringing Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori to St. James’ Park on loan in January. The one-cap England international has played just 45 minutes of Premier League football for the Blues in 2020-21, with his other two appearances coming in the League Cup games against Barnsley and Tottenham Hotspur. He is finding it difficult to make manager Frank Lampard’s matchday squads in recent weeks, and Tomori will miss out on the Three Lions’ squad for next summer’s European Championships if he doesn’t get playing minutes to impress in the coming months. Newcastle are offering him the chance to prove himself all over again to Gareth Southgate during the second half of the season, though. The 22-year-old was close to joining Everton and the...

Tottenham Hotspur Turn Down Christian Eriksen Reunion

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he does not want to bring Christian Eriksen back to North London this January, according to Football Insider. Eriksen left Spurs for Inter Milan in January 2020 for a fee of approximately £17m. Unfortunately for the Denmark international, the move has not worked out, and the player has registered just one goal and two assists in Serie A over the past year. However, he was a superstar in the Premier League, scoring 69 times in all competitions, making PFA Team of the Year once, and winning Tottenham Player of the Year twice in his six-and-a-half-year spell in North London. Eriksen was a popular figure at Spurs The Inter Milan playmaker has been heavily rumoured to be on his way out of the San Siro in the upcoming January transfe...

FA Cup third-round draw: Dates, Tv info as Liverpool, Arsenal face all PL tie

The FA Cup will resume next month when the third round of club football’s oldest competition is contested, and you can watch all FA Cup games live online.  FA Cup Third-Round Draw  Dates: All the games will be played between January 8 and January 11 There will be no replays this season, and any ties that are level after 90 minutes will go to extra-time and, if necessary, penalties. Time: 7.10 BST Tv info: BT Sport/ BT Sport YouTube 3rd-Round Fixtures:  Huddersfield v Plymouth Southampton v Shrewsbury Chorley v Derby County Marine v Tottenham Wolves v Crystal Palace Stockport County v West Ham Oldham Athletic v Bournemouth Manchester United v Watford Stevenage v Swansea Everton v Rotherham Nottingham Forest v Cardiff Arsenal v Newcastle Barnsley v Tranmere Rove...

BBC pundit raves about Leeds player who could be a ‘perfect replacement’ for Liverpool star

Popular football pundit Garth Crooks has praised Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, suggesting that he reminds him of former great Manchester United player, Bryan Robson. Phillips was simply outstanding last weekend as Leeds won 1-0 against Everton at Goodison Park. His influential display helped the Whites secure their first win in four games with Raphinha’s long-range strike making the difference between the two sides. Leeds missed Phillips through injury against Leicester City and Crystal Palace, and the Whites conceded four goals in each of them. However, it is no coincidence that the England international’s return to action has seen a marked difference in performance from Leeds. Phillips was simply superb with his passing, tackling and boisterous energy in the middle of the...

Report: Tottenham monitoring 28-yr-old as January target, Everton wanted him in summer

Tottenham are hoping to add some defensive depth to their squad when the transfer window re-opens in January and they are monitoring the Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari. According to 90min, the 28-year-old is one of the options Jose Mourinho is looking at. Currently, Tottenham have five centre backs at their disposal but Toby Alderweireld is sidelined with an injury. Joe Rodon is inexperienced and he is not considered ready for regular Premier League action just yet. Davinson Sanchez seems to have fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho and falling behind in the pecking ordre. Therefore, Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga are the only other options for the London club. Earlier this season, Jose Mourinho claimed that Tanganga is better suited to the role of a full back. It will be interesti...

Are Arsenal looking to sell Nicolas Pepe?

Arsenal are reportedly trying to offload club-record signing Nicolas Pepe (Daily Star). Pepe joined Arsenal in the summer of 2019 from Lille for a staggering £72m transfer fee. Since then, he has netted 12 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions, most recently opening the scoring in their 3-0 Europa League triumph over Molde. Since coming to the Emirates, the Ivorian has shown flashes of potential without ever consistently producing the goods. Last weekend’s red card against Leeds United has done little to keep the critics quiet. Pepe was sent off for a headbutt on Leeds’ Alioski Manager Mikel Arteta came out in support of his player after the win against Molde, claiming that he put in a “great performance”, while adding that he needs to “keep improving”. However, the Arsenal hierarchy...

Predicted Liverpool starting XI vs Ajax: Klopp to make four changes, 28 y/o returns

Liverpool will face Ajax on Tuesday night at Anfield, and you can watch this and other Champions League games live online. Kick-off: 20:00 BST Tv Info: The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2 The Reds lost 2-0 against Atalanta in their last Champions League game, and they need a victory to go through to the next round. Jurgen Klopp’s side head into this match on the back of 1-1 draw against Brighton in their last Premier League game, and they will want to get back to winning ways when they take on Ajax. This is the team we expect Klopp to select against the Dutch giants: Goalkeeper: Alisson, the first-choice keeper, will keep his place in goal. Defence: Klopp has confirmed in the press conference today that Trent Alexander-Arnold is recovering well but the game ...