QPR on the verge of signing Christopher Samba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is closing in on the signing of Anzhi Makhachkala defender Christopher Samba after the London based club triggered Â£10m release clause inserted in his contract.
Guus Hiddink is unhappy with Samba's attitude towards Anzhi
The former Blackburn Rovers defender has been with the Russian club for less than a year and left his teammates at the club's winter training camp in Spain (Russian Premier league is on a winter break) to discuss personal terms with QPR.
Lewis Holtby could be a superb signing for Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
"Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it, don't wait for it, just let it happen. Could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black coffee.
Buying Ashley Williams will be a masterstroke for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, had addressed the need of buying few players in the January transfer window and so far he has kept his words.
The Reds have already signed Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea earlier this month and are almost in the process of wrapping up the deal for Inter Milan prodigy Philippe Coutinho who has completed his medical on Tuesday.
As Deportivo collapse, ValerÃ³n gently fades from view - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
ValerÃ³n in happier times
Last night Juan Carlos ValerÃ³n watched his side's latest collapse from his new position: the bench. Sadly, it looks like the career of football's more delicate talents of the last couple of decades is going to end in sadly subdued circumstances.
Win Robin van Persie's Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Arsenal skipper, Robin van Persie, got off to a blistering start at Old Trafford. He was a Manchester United player for just five days when his first shot for the club got him his first goal. He has since scored 24 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions so far.
Chelsea face defining week in the title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea face difficult back-to-back Premier League games away at Reading and Newcastle United over the next six days, as they look to recover from a disappointing draw against Brentford FC in the FA Cup.
The club's away form hasn't actually been too bad with a current record of seven wins, two draws and two defeats.
Liverpool punished for lack of strength in depth - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On a miserable afternoon for all concerned with Liverpool Football Club, their lack of squad depth was once again highlighted to humiliating effect as Oldham Athletic knocked out the seven-time winners in yesterday's fourth round FA Cup tie.
AC Milan set to offer new Â£17m bid for Balotelli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
AC Milan are set to offer Â£17 million for Manchester City's Mario Balotelli as the Serie A giants show serious intent to bring the striker to the San Siro.
Milan wants Super Mario
The 22-year-old's future at the Etihad has come under constant speculation in recent months even though manager Roberto Mancini has made it clear that the club won't sale any of their players in the winter transfer window.
Eden Hazard given three match ban for the ball boy incident - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct for kicking Swansea ball boy Charlie Morgan, during the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg away to Swansea City on Wednesday.
Football Money League: 4 Bundesliga clubs in Top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There has been a loud susurration surrounding the rise and growth of football in Germany in the media which has a strong foundation for it. In the Deloitte's 2013 Money League table, four clubs from the Bundesliga have made it to the top 20 and their figures are quite impressive.
Southampton and Liverpool in a tug of war for Philippe Coutinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Premier League outfit Southampton have emerged as a shock contender for Philippe Coutinhoand are looking to snatch the deal from Liverpool's nose after having their bid accepted by Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Manchester United agree Â£15m deal for Wilfried Zaha - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is set to complete his long mooted move to Manchester United after the Premier League leaders agreed a deal with the English Championship club, worth in excess of Â£15 million.
About ManUtd app brings all Manchester United stats to your phone - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The About ManUtd app is an excellent iPhone and iPad app for the Manchester United fans. Launched this season by the people behind the respected Manchester United stats website, it's already giving fans facts and stats to back them up in all Man Utd discussions around the world.
Manchester City climb five places on Deloitte list of top earners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City have risen five places on the Deloitte list of football's top earning sides. City were aided by the fact they secured their first Premier League title over the 2011/2012 season which now means that half of the top ten clubs on the list are English.
Football Money League: 7 Premier League clubs in Top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While Real Madrid and Barcelona enjoy nearly a billion Euros of revenue between them, the 2013 Deloitte Football Money League features seven clubs from the Premier League the most from any country in Europe.
Iker Casillas could miss both legs against United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid skipper Iker Casillas could miss both the Champions League matches against Manchester United after suffering a metacarpal fracture on his left hand.
The impact that injured Iker Casillas' hand
Casillas was badly injured in a collision with defender Alvaro Arbeloa who accidentally kicked the hand as he attempted a clearance during their La Liga match against Valencia and couldn't continue the game out of pain and was replaced by second choice goalie Antonio Adan.
Sir Alex to answer to the FA regarding linesman comments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It appears that Sir Alex's temper may have gotten him into trouble yet again. His recent outburst after United's 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Sunday has brought about an inquiry from the Football Association.
Victor Valdes on Manchester United's radar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's search for a permanent successor to Edwin Van Der Sar might be over soon, as reports in the English media have revealed the club's interest in signing the Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes.
Capturing the nature of the African Cup of Nations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The African Cup of Nations has kicked off and even though Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, etc. are being touted as the usual favourites. But the nature of the competition is such that any of the participants can pull off a shock win.
Arsenal hoping to sign M'Vila before QPR seals the deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are looking to hijack a deal for French midfielder Yann M'Vila right under the nose of Queens Park Rangers as manager Arsene Wenger is looking to bolster the squad in the January transfer window.
Brazil: All-time football records - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brazil are widely accepted as one of the most entertaining football teams to watch in the world. They are the classic embodiment of everything which is great about football playing with smiles and entertaining the crowds.
Wilshere can be Arsenal's Captain Fantastic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As Arsenal slumped to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday, the one player who seemed intent on driving forward and leading his side was their youngest. Although still only 21, now is the time for Jack Wilshere to be given the Arsenal captaincy.
Tottenham v Manchester United: Key players for Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham secured a last-gasp draw against Manchester United on Sunday, with Clint Dempsey striking in injury time to give the White Hart Lane side a well-earned point.
Betfair's Premier League odds were against Andre Villas-Boas' men getting anything from the game, but the hosts showed pluckiness and a toughened mentality that has been missing in previous seasons against Sir Alex Ferguson's men.
Steven Gerrard eager to see Liverpool in top four - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard vows to try his best to take his beloved club back in the Champions League admitting fears that failing to do so, could mean departure of star striker Luis Suarez from the club.
Copa America: All-time Records - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Copa America is the world's oldest international championship with the first tournament held in 1916 and the latest in 2011. Some of the greatest players to have played the beautiful game have fought for the coveted trophy.
England: All-time football records - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
England is where football began with some of the same rules used in the modern game first created by the original Football Association. And since, the Three Lions have always been a power house in international football.
European Championships: All-time Records - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The European Championships are rated as one of the best international football tournaments and sporting events in the world. It was originally snubbed by major nations but it is now a highly coveted trophy.
Here are ten all-time records of the competition:
Germany (formerly West Germany) and Spain hold the joint record for most wins in the tournament.
Chelsea FC: A managerial wasteland? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The biggest transfer story of the 2013 winter transfer window hasn't been a player but a manager. For the last couple of days the news that Pep Guardiola has opted to succeed outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich boss were inescapable.
Luis Suarez criticized for diving confession by Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hasrebuked his striker Luis Suarez for his recent comments publicly where the Uruguayan admitted that he deliberately dived during a match against Stoke City at Anfield this season.
Darren Fletcher ruled out till summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the rest of the season after having a surgery to cure his long standing problem with a chronic inflammatory bowel condition.
Darren Fletcher ruled out till the end of the season
The 28-year-old had to take a break from football last season too due to his chronic bowel suffering (Ulcerative colitis) and even though Manchester United expects him to return to action next season with all his problems behind him, the news puts his long term future at Old Trafford in jeopardy.
Football's Believe it or not: 10 most bizarre but true stories - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Football is quite a straightforward game but there are some stories from the history of the beautiful game that baffle all. We have no association with that Ripley's TV show but here are ten weird, funny and dramatically bizarre but true football stories:
Bomb under the pitch
Thousands of amateur football players played on turf covering an unexploded German bomb from the Second World War.
QPR and Everton chase Yann M'Vila - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After securing the signature of French striker Loic Remy from Marseille, relegation struggler Queens Park Rangers are aiming to bring Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila to the West London club.
Remy was poised to join Newcastle United but the striker opted to move to Loftus road instead and Harry Redknapp is now trying to persuade the striker's international team mate to follow the same path.
Kaka in talks for a return to AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
AC Milan are currently in talks with Real Madrid for the transfer Brazilian midfielder Kaka to San Siro.
It is the return of the prodigal season, or so it seems. According to recent reports, AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez are currently negotiating the transfer of Kaka.
Wenger interested in Cavani, optimistic on Walcott and Zaha update - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger's quotes today about Arsenal's transfer targets make for interesting reading he speaks about interest in Edinson Cavani, Walcott's contract talks and whether Arsenal have made a move for Zaha or not.
10 Amazing Stories About Referees - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Referees get the stick for the smallest mistakes they make. It makes their job a lot more difficult and stressful than it actually is. Here are some of the most bizarre and amazing stories about referees from around the world:
Blood on the field
A match in South Africa in 1999 saw referee Lebogang Petrus Mokgethi, 34, shoot a player dead as that player approached him with a knife.
Luis Suarez claims to be a victim of English media - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez feels that English media are more suspicious towards Latin American players than local lads and are inherently biased towards Manchester United.
Suarez treated as pantomime villain by English press
The Uruguay international has been widely respected for his genius ability with the ball but at the same time he has been treated as English football's pantomime villain for some of his unsporting actions.
Eredivisie Stadiums: As seen from above - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arguably the most productive of European leagues in terms of producing quality players. The elite of Europe have made the most of their talent year after year. It makes one wonder, how successful Eredivisie would have been if all their players had stayed in Netherlands.
Premier League Stadiums: As seen from above - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Since the start of the Premier League, 52 football stadiums have been used to host matches. In the inaugural round of England's top tier league matches, eleven stadiums were used in the opening fixtures.
Over the years, the stadiums have undergone many changes.
Jose Mourinho eyeing Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed his desires of returning back to management in English football for the umpteenth time in his latest video message that will be played at the FA's 150th anniversary event in London tomorrow.
Loic Remy to choose QPR over Newcastle? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Queens Park Rangers are close to completing the signature of French striker Loic Remy after hijacking the deal from Newcastle United's nose in a dramatic turn of events.
The West London club matched the Â£8 million asking price of Marseille and offered Remy about Â£70,000 a week plus bonuses, way better than had been proposed by Newcastle, making him one of the highest earners at the club.
QPR can't be blamed for hijacking Loic Remy deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Queens Park Rangers don't deserve the blame for hijacking Loic Remy's move to Newcastle United because etiquette left football a long time ago.
Loic Remy agreed that he would meet with Newcastle United officials last Sunday evening to talk through personal terms ahead of a permanent move, but he didn't show up as QPR matched the Â£8 million asking price requested by Marseille.
Manchester City appeal against Kompany's red card - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City have backed Vincent Kompany and have lodged an appeal against the sending off of their skipper during the Premier League champions' 2-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday at the Emirates stadium.
Loic Remy on the brink of Newcastle move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Newcastle United are looking to wrap up a deal for French striker Loic Remy after Marseille president Vincent Labrune has revealed that both the clubs have reached an agreement believed to be in the region of Â£8 million.
Arsenal's Transfer Policy: The Facts and Figures - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has often been criticised for his transfer policy as Arsenal manager. Some fans have suggested that he doesn't spend enough considering Arsenal's dominant financial position in the English game.
The curious case of Wesley Sneijder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Of all the stories doing the rounds in the twice-yearly silly-season that is the transfer window, the one involving Wesley Sneijder is the most baffling.
This is the player who, just two years ago, was hailed as the man that should have beaten Lionel Messi to the Ballon d'Or, after the Dutchman's majestic performances inspired his club to Champions League success and his country to the World Cup final.
The Redknapp Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Saturday lunchtime, Tottenham will be away at Loftus Road, playing Queens Park Rangers in what to the unobservant eye is a humdrum, not especially interesting fixture.
Scratch below the surface though, and there will be a huge conflict of emotions on both sides as QPR try to avoid relegation and Spurs attempt to avenge the horrors of last season and qualify for the Champions League.
Man Utd and Liverpool fans call for price cap on away tickets - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and Liverpool supporters have joined forces in a call for a cap on away ticket prices.
The recent news that Manchester City had to send back a third of their away allocation for the Premier League match this weekend, has led to rival supporters groups planning meetings over the issue of away ticket prices.
Inter looking to snap up Spurs target Leandro Damiao - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham Hotspur could end up in a tug of war with Serie A giants Inter Milan over the signature of highly rated Brazilian Leandro Damiao, provided the Nerazzurri fail to sign up Manchester City's striker Edin Dzeko.
Does La Liga really justify such domination? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lionel Messi's fourth successive FIFA Ballon d'Or dominated the headlines this morning, but the results of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI is far more of a talking point. All eleven players selected ply their trade in La Liga, with 10 representing either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Does La Liga really justify such domination? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lionel Messi's fourth successive FIFA Ballon d'Or dominated the headlines this morning, but the results of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI is far more of a talking point.
All eleven players selected ply their trade in La Liga, with 10 representing either Barcelona or Real Madrid, and, while the majority of them are worthy of their place in the team, some players have been scandalously omitted.
Messi wins Ballon d'Or for a fourth year running - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lionel Messi has been voted the best football player on the planet and awarded the Ballon d'Or for the fourth year in a row. He managed to hold off strong challenges from his teammate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid front man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal linked with Â£1 million loan deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have offered Napoli just under Â£1 million to take Eduardo Vargas on loan for the rest of the season.
The Corriere dello Sport in Italy is reporting that Arsenal have been in contact with the Italian giants over the striker and are prepared to pay up to Â£1 million to secure Vargas on a six month deal until the end of the season.
Napoli president wants Balotelli to partner Cavani - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made it clear that the star striker Edinson Cavani will not be sold to Manchester City rather he would cherish the opportunity to see City's much maligned striker Mario Balotelli partner the Uruguayan at Stadio San Paolo.
Lampard not offered new deal at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Frank Lampard's agent has confirmed Chelsea will not offer the midfielder a new contract. His current deal runs out in the summer and there had been fresh speculation that his recent performances would force the club to offer him a new deal.
Chelsea given until Wednesday to wrap up Taison deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea FC's attempt to sign the 24-year old Brazilian attacking midfielder cum striker Taison has suddenly hit choppy waters as the players' present employers have set a Wednesday deadline for the London club to agree to their demands, as reported by the Daily Mail.
adidas to manufacture Arsenal's kits from 2014/15 All three kits leaked now anyways - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Back in October 2012, the Telegraph reported that Arsenal will be switching to adidas as their sports goods manufacturer when their deal with Nike expires at the end of the 2013/14 Premier League season.
The case of Ezekiel Fryers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham have signed former Manchester United and Standard Liege fullback Ezekiel Fryers on Thursday for a reported fee of Â£3 million, only six months after the youngster joined the Belgian club on a two-year contract.
The news has infuriated Alex Ferguson, the United manager, who has accused Spurs of a "blatant manipulation" of transfer rules over this signing and has demanded urgent investigation into the circumstances from Premier League's governing bodies.
Spurs sign pre-contract with Schalke's Lewis Holtby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Daniel Levy is the eponym of Genius while dealing with transfer negotiations. He proved yet again of his astounding calibre of pulling rabbit out of hat after Tottenham agreed a deal to sign one of the hot cakes in Europe, Lewis Holtby, in July on a free transfer and subject to medical, beating rivals Arsenal and Liverpool to his signature.
Marouane Chamakh to revive his career at West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Few months back Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakhwas sitting on the thorns beseeching for chances in the first team and hoping to find an escape route. Now he finds a ray of hope of reviving his career again with West Ham after completing his loan move until the end of the season.
Balotelli and Mancini get physical on training ground - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City training took a turn for the worse for Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini as they were involved in a bust-up at the Carrington training ground while the squad prepared for the FA Cup match against Watford.
Demba Ba edges closer to Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is just few steps away from becoming a Chelsea player.
The Blues, who are desperately in need of a striker, have made a formal offer for the player, and as expected have trigged his Â£7 million release clause which makes Newcastle virtually toothless while dealing with his transfer.
Theo Walcott saga takes a new turn with Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The protracted contract saga of Theo Walcott has taken every possible twist and turn since last summer and finally it seems like Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's dalliance with psychological warfare regarding this issue has failed.