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United and Liverpool both interested in Steven Bergwijn

According to reports emerging from the Netherlands, PSV winger Steven Bergwijn has caught the eye of several big Premier League clubs, with Manchester United and Liverpool both said to be interested in the youngster. The Reds even sent scouts to PSV’s recent Champions League game against Inter (the one they lost 2-1 after leading 1-0)

There were reports that Bergwijn, who at 21, is already considered to be a similar player to Sadio Mane, had a 20 million euro release clause, but Dutch sources have claimed that to be untrue, meaning that any potential suitors would have to stump up more than just 20 million- a steal in the current market for a player of his potential. Continue reading “United and Liverpool both interested in Steven Bergwijn”

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Jogi Low heads closer to exit after Nations League losses to France & Germany

Under pressure German coach Joachim Low inched closer to an exit after Die Mannschaft crashed to another Nations League defeat, this time at the hands of France in Paris.

To his credit, Low’s side looked the better of the two till France’s equaliser, after which Les Bleus dominated and won the fixture thanks to a brace from Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

The loss means that Germany have lost six in a calendar year for the first time in their history and are in danger of being relegated from their Nations League Group. In three games, the Germans have scored only one goal (a penalty from Kroos in Paris) and have lost two- one was the French defeat, and the other was a chastening 3-0 humbling in Amsterdam against the Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the World Cup. Continue reading “Jogi Low heads closer to exit after Nations League losses to France & Germany”

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Is Anthony Martial staying at Man Utd? Models club’s new third kit

Anthony Martial may end up staying at Manchester United this summer after being prominently used to model the club’s new 18/19 season third kit that was released yesterday. The blue and gold Adidas number, was also modelled by Sanchez, Lukaku and Pogba (effectively three “unsellable” players), which means that Martial may well have a future at Old Trafford despite rumours linking him to Juve and Inter.

However, should one put trust in these things? Wayne Rooney, for instance, featured prominently in Everton’s new shirt launch last month, but is now said to be leaving the club for the MLS.

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Dalian Yifang sign Carrasco and Gaitan February 2018

Newly promoted Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang have completed the signings of Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan from Atletico Madrid. Gaitan becomes the latest Argentine to make the CSL switch following in the recent footsteps of Javier Mascherano and Augusto Fernandez.

The owner of Dalian is Wang Jianlin, who also has a holding in Atletico Madrid.

Carrasco, 24, had a rocky relationship with Diego Simeone and become the second Belgian international to move to the CSL. He is expected to earn around 10 million euros a year in China, with Dalian paying Atleti Continue reading “Dalian Yifang sign Carrasco and Gaitan February 2018”

Man City in late bid for Mahrez?

With just over a day of the transfer market left, Man City are considering a serious late bid for Leicester City’s Algerian star Riyad Mahrez. But the Foxes, who have let Ahmed Musa and Leonardo Ulloa go on loan to Spartak and Brighton respectively, are, as expected, not pleased to let one of their star players go this late in the window, but will reportedly consider all “exceptional” offers.

Whether the 60 million pound bid that City are considering making qualifies as exceptional, we’re not sure, with Leicester wanting more in wake of the insane amounts that the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk have commanded in this window. Continue reading “Man City in late bid for Mahrez?”

West Ham sign Joao Mario

West Ham have moved to strengthen their midfield options by signing Joao Mario from Inter Milan. The Portuguese star, a Euro 2016 winner, has moved for increased playing minutes with a view to making the Seleccao’s Euro 2018 squad, and could see plenty of action with Manuel Lanzini expected to be out for an extended period of time following the injury he picked up in the club’s 1-1 draw against Bournemouth Continue reading “West Ham sign Joao Mario”

Stevenage take Ben Sheaf on loan from Arsenal

Fourth tier outfit Stevenage have agreed a deal with Arsenal to take youngster Ben Sheaf on loan till the end of the season. The teenager, a central midfielder by trade, becomes Stevenage’s second signing of the winter transfer window after Tom King (from Millwall, also on loan) Continue reading “Stevenage take Ben Sheaf on loan from Arsenal”

Everton sign Cenk Tosun from Besiktas

Everton have completed the signing of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas. The Turkish international has moved for a £27 million transfer fee and Toffees fans will be hoping that he can fill the goal scoring void left by Romelu Lukaku’s summer departure to Manchester United.

Tosun has put pen to paper a four year deal that will tie him to Goodison Park till 2022 Continue reading “Everton sign Cenk Tosun from Besiktas”

Javier Hernandez refutes Spain exit rumours

Javier Hernandez has moved to quell rumours saying that the Mexican international wants to leave West Ham for Spain, by saying that he is very happy at the London Stadium.

Rumours said Hernandez’s girlfriend, Andrea Duro, wanted him to move to Spain, and there would be no shortage of suitors in the Spanish top flight for Chicharito- in fact there were La Liga clubs wishing to sign him before he opted for a return to the Premier League with West Ham Continue reading “Javier Hernandez refutes Spain exit rumours”

Kai Havertz Liverpool? Reds scouts see Leverkusen youngster score 4 against Belarus

Liverpool scouts were present at Germany U19’s clash against Belarus last night, with one of their targets, Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz starring for Die Mannschaft with four goals and an assist. The attacking midfielder turned 18 two months ago, but is already rated as one of the hottest talents in the Bundesliga Continue reading “Kai Havertz Liverpool? Reds scouts see Leverkusen youngster score 4 against Belarus”