Manchester United Transfer Round Up: Is Thiago to United a done deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have reportedly agreed terms with the Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. According to the Catalan newspaper, Sport, the Red Devils have offered â‚¬140,000 per week a contract worth Â£6.
Manchester United Transfer Round Up: Patrice Evra open to Monaco move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. According to reports from the Catalan newspaper Sport, the Red Devils have offered 140,000 euros per week, a contract worth Â£6.
Liverpool agree deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan claims Russian media - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to reports from Russian newspaper Sport Express.
According to their reports, Liverpool will make an official announcement about the transaction within next few days, while the player will fly to Merseyside shortly to conclude his medical and other documentation works.
Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Blues told to double the bid for John Ruddy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's an eventful Chelsea transfer round up today in this segment Lewandowski transfer saga, players going on loan, bid rejected, and plenty more. Without further ado, let us check all the major Chelsea transfer news of the day.
Liverpool youngsters could tempt Barca star into Anfield move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's youth policy could be the thing which gets Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu to choose them over any other side.
The 19-year-old forward is available for clubs to loan over the coming season after Barcelona seemingly told the teenager he was not going to get a chance in Tito Vilanova's side over the coming season.
Arsenal Transfer Round Up: Higuain close to Gunners move claims agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are on the verge of making their first big signing of the season after Gonzalo Higuain's brother has confirmed that the Real Madrid striker is close to joining the North London club in the summer.
Manchester City revive interest in Lewandowski - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City have renewed their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski as they look to replace Carlos Tevez, who sealed a move to Italy with Turin giants Juventus, reports Daily Mirror.
Benitez wants Cavani stay at Napoli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has dismissed the report that a deal has been agreed with Chelsea for Edinson Cavani rather wants the striker to stay at the club.
It was reported yesterday that Chelsea had struck a deal with the Italian club for Cavani, fees believed to be in the region of â‚¬58 million, which was a slight discount from the player's buy-out clause.
Chelsea or Arsenal? Which club is better for Kurt Zouma? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
French defender Kurt Zouma is being linked with a move from St Etienne to the Premier League with both Chelsea and Arsenal thought to be interested in signing the 18-year-old.
He's undoubtedly a very talented defender but a move to either club has positives which Zouma must weigh up before he makes a decision over which direction to take when the transfer window opens up next week.
Chelsea's Striker Curse: Could Schurrle and Cavani be the cure? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's pursuit of German international striker, Andre Schurrle, finally came to a conclusion on Tuesday, with the 22-year-old penning a five-year deal for a fee of Â£18 million.
Although not one of their most expensive outlays in recent times, Schurrle is a talented acquisition, who will undoubtedly put even more pressure on what is already a crowded attacking roster at the Stamford Bridge.
Would Manchester United rather have a happy Rooney or Ronaldo's goals? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with a sensational swap deal which would see Wayne Rooney heading to Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo coming back to Old Trafford.
It's a deal which has many positives and negatives and will rest on whether David Moyes can ease the fears Rooney has, which forced him to hand in a second transfer request at the back end of last season.
Manchester United Transfer Round Up: Topsy-turvy saga of the boy from Catalonia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Big clubs transfer generally involves various twists and turns. It is expected that when champions of Spain and champions of England are tussling over a potential move for any player, here Thiago Alcantara, it will naturally create brouhaha in the media.
Chelsea Transfer Round Up: David Luiz emerges as shock target for PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea defender David Luiz has been targeted by Paris Saint-Germain and the French club are considering making an offer for the highly rated Brazilian.
Ever since Jose Mourinho had returned to Chelsea's managerial hot-seat for the second time around, it was reported extensively in the media that the Portuguese wants to cash in on players like Luiz and Juan Mata.
Barcelona star could be a very easy signing for Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham Hotspur have effectively been given a green light to go after David Villa unchallenged from any other Premier League side.
Catalan press sources have suggested Arsenal are no longer interested in the Barcelona forward, after reportedly agreeing a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid when the transfer window opens next month.
Carlo Ancelotti would welcome Rooney at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Carlo Ancelotti is set to be confirmed as the new head-coach of Real Madrid within next few weeks, and the Italian will consider making Wayne Rooney his first signing at the new club, reports Daily Mail.
Chelsea extend partnership with adidas in a Â£300m deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a joint announcement from London yesterday, Chelsea and adidas announced the extension of their global partnership. The deal that was signed is the biggest in Chelsea's history that will make adidas their official sportswear supplier for the next ten years.
Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Juan Mata going no where - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yes. You have read the headline right. Juan Mata is going nowhere and the news definitely would bring a huge sigh of relief to the Chelsea camp.
Ever since Jose Mourinho was appointed for the second time, it was reported (often a forceful attempt from the media) that the Portuguese is not too convinced with Mata and is looking to sell him in the summer.
What can we expect from the Liverpool and Everton duel next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez head into the new season with very different ambitions and very different aims and it will be fascinating to see how the duel between the two major Merseyside clubs pans out.
Chelsea start at home to Hull, but the â€˜Happy One' will be wary - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho has had a lot to smile about recently. He has arrived backat his spiritual home of Chelsea, thereby escaping his poisonous regime at Real Madrid; graced himself with a new moniker in the public eye, that of revered confidente to Sir Alex Ferguson; and returned to a league where his two Mancunian rivals are both entering new and uncertain eras.
Why Thiago is now more expensive and why Manchester United shouldn't care - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Thiago Alcantara is one of the most talked about players in Manchester at the moment, with the Barcelona youngster's superb performances at the Under-21 European Championship in Spain, piling pressure on David Moyes at Old Trafford to make a bid.
Arsenal Transfer Round Up: Higuain close to join the Gunners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are edging ever closer to signing Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid after the player and his agent father Jorge are believed to have agreed personal terms with the North London club.
The Gunners are not only prepared to break the club's transfer record, estimated to be around Â£22 million; they are also likely to break the wage structure of the club making it an exception for the Argentina international.
Liverpool coach's comments change nothing in the Agger-Barcelona saga - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Rodolfo Borrell's apparent comments suggesting Daniel Agger as the perfect defender for Barcelona change nothing in the saga linking him with a move to the Nou Camp.
There are plenty of reasons why Agger would be misguided and ill conceived to consider a move away from Anfield, with the likelihood being that he will be the primary centre back at the club next season.
Premier League fixtures 2013-14: Moyes will face Mourinho on Matchday 2 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Premier League fixtures for the 2013-14 season have been announced and it turns out that we will not have to wait too long to watch David Moyes lock horns with Jose Mourinho. Manchester United will face Chelsea in Moyes' first home game of the new season.
Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Reds in advance talk for Porto winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are making smart moves in the transfer market and the fans can expect a few top signings in the summer, if the media reports are believed to be true.
The Reds were linked with a move for Porto's highly rated winger Christian Atsu in the past week, and according to reports from the Guardian, both the clubs are in advanced talks with Liverpool aiming to wrap up the deal for the 21-year-old for a paltry fee of just Â£3m.
Will Cavani be playing in white or blue this season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez might be dreaming of playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, but with every passing day, it seems like his national team-mate Edinson Cavani's chances of playing with the Portuguese are getting stronger.
Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Juan Mata linked with a shock move to Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ever since Jose Mourinho has returned to the Chelsea managerial hot-seat for the second time around, there have been wide spread rumours that the Portuguese is not a big fan of Juan Mata and could sell him in the summer as he wants to raise funds to re-shape the squad according to his own taste.
Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Juan Mata linked with a shock move to Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ever since Jose Mourinho has returned to the Chelsea managerial hot-seat, there have been wide spread rumours that the Portuguese is not a big fan of Juan Mata and could sell him in the summer as he wants to raise funds to re-shape the squad according to his own taste.
Who will get the sack first? David Moyes or Manuel Pellegrini - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini have both just started their journeys with Manchester United and Manchester City respectively but they are under different types of pressure with different sets of expectation.
Spain silence the doubters with imperious display - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Since Barcelona's 7-0 aggregate defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals last month, football in Spain has been written off by many as yesterday's news, with Germany now the fashionable country to admire in terms of footballing philosophy.
Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Andy Carroll edges closer to Anfield exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will undergo a medical on Tuesday at West Ham United, as the Â£35 million striker is looking to fly back from his holiday trip in the United States to complete the formalities at Upton Park.
Joe Kinnear is already proving to be the biggest joke of the summer for Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joe Kinnear is a great entertainer. Just when you thought that Newcastle United are moving in the right direction (cough!), they quickly switched on their laughing-stock button, happily proving you wrong again, following the appointment of their new director of football, Mr Kinnear.
The most important signing Liverpool will make this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Andy Hughes, Liverpool's new chief financial officer, could be the best appointment the club makes in any capacity this summer.
Hughes has been drafted in to over see Liverpool's financial plans all over the world, including the redevelopment of Anfield which will increase the current capacity of the stadium up to around the 60,000 mark.
Footballers on Holiday 2013 'The Boys of Summer' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's the holiday season for the professional footballer. A time to slip off the boots, slither out of the muddy jersey, and jet off on ahard-earned vacation of sand, sea, and hard-earned recuperation. Fans will be flocking to Twitter to see the sneaky snaps of their favourite stars in unfamiliar territory.
Is Joe Kinnear really a 'very good judge of players'? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joe Kinnear's transfer history as manager of Newcastle United didn't exactly set the world alight during his brief spell in charge of the club during 2008 and 2009.
For some bizarre reason he's been drafted in by Mike Ashley as the Director of Football at the club, making Alan Pardew's eight-year contract look pointless but more significantly increasing further chances of poor transfer business.
Confederations Cup preview: Spain, Brazil and Italy favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2013 Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend in Brazil, with a number of the favourites for next year's World Cup taking part. The mini-tournament only features eight teams, but the hosts, Spain and Italy will look to flex their muscles ahead of the real event next summer.
Andre Schurrle becomes Mourinho's first signing as Chelsea manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho has completed his first signing of his second spell at Chelsea with the capture ofBayer Leverkusen's highly rated young attacking midfielder,Andre Schurrle for a reported transfer fee of Â£18 million.
Messi accused of tax evasion in Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lionel Messi has everything going his way in his career and he is only a World Cup win away from being widely regarded as the all-time best player to have graced the game. His club career is undoubtedly unmatched and the fans love him.
Navas to City Will the gamble pay off? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jesus Navas spent ten years of his playing career at Sevilla. He evaded many top European clubs' offers to stay at the La Liga side mainly down to his issues with homesickness. Thanks to an unnamed psychologist, Manchester City were able to acquire his services for a fee of Â£14.
Cavani may prefer England to Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Uruguay international, Edinson Cavani, is a hot target for top European teams like Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City. But Madrid was ruled out when Cavani dropped the biggest hint that he's ready for a move to England.
Liverpool city council spends Â£13m to buy Everton training ground - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Liverpool city council have given Everton a little breather in these tough financial circumstances by buying the Toffees' Finch Farm training ground.
The city council has denied claims that it has done so only to help Everton save some money but it can not be denied that Everton will save a lot of money that they had to pay for their 50-year tenancy contract with the private company that owned the Finch Farm facility.
Manchester United reveal 2013 pre-season schedule - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes' maiden tour with Manchester United is only a month away now. United will play five friendlies in four countries Thailand, Australia, Japan and China. United has also confirmed the kick-off times for all of thier matches in their pre-season schedule this summer.
Suarez to stay or go? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luis Suarez has today reconfirmed that he is unsettled at Liverpool, and stoked the fires in the media that he could leave Anfield this summer. The Uruguayan has been at the centre of a number of controversies since moving to England from Ajax, and as such could well leave Merseyside for a new start elsewhere this summer.
Who will win the Premier League battle of mind games next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho gave his first press conference as Chelsea's new manager yesterday and his comments suggested the season ahead is going to be one based on Premier League mind games, just as much as superb football and brilliant tactics.
A year before the 2014 World Cup: Argentina are favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Wednesday, it will officially be one year before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets under way. Despite a number of highly impressive sides around at the moment it is Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, who look favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on 13th July 2014.
Mats Hummels to Manchester United rumours are baseless - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
An inside and close source to Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels claims the German defender could be tempted into a move to Manchester United.
Hummels' future at the German club has been thrown into doubt this summer following rumours of possible interest from Barcelona and the way Dortmund have been outgunned by Bayern Munich in German and European football.
Michael Ballack: 90 minutes of long-awaited, unthreatened triumph for German legend 'Ciao Capitano' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Michael Ballack's testimonial on Wednesday night proved to be a fitting end to a career littered with loose ends.
A proverbial buffet of former and current international stars, with a combined caps total of over 1,600, rolled out in Leipzig, East Germany, on what was a gloriously royal affair; with 45,000 fans and well-wishers filling the impressive, Red Bull Arena to the brim.
Liverpool 2013-14 away kit The 'diamond' era returns to Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Warrior Football marked the return of the 'diamond' era by the launch of the new Liverpool 2013-14 away kit. The kit carries the spirit of the "breakthrough" patterns and graphics featured throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
Five problems with Liverpool's reported swoop for Carlos Tevez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are reportedly ready to stun the football world with an approach for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
Reports were starting to emerge that Tevez had agreed to join Serie A giants Juventus but Liverpool seemingly want the controversial Argentinian striker as a replacement for Luis Suarez should their star striker leave the club this summer.
Why Wayne Rooney will not be joining Arsenal this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's chief executive has suggested that the club can now afford to launch a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
Rooney's future has been the subject of much speculation ever since Sir Alex Ferguson had confirmed that the forward had asked to leave Old Trafford for the second time since he joined the club from Everton.
With or without Suarez Dodging the shadows of dependency - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer is vital for Liverpool for more than just the Luis Suarez dilemma. The past season was a 'season-of-introspection' for the fans. A new manager came in and was given ample time to implant his ideas and philosophy at the expense of immediate results.
Is this Stuart Pearce's last chance with England? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Stuart Pearce is under massive pressure following England's opening 1-0 defeat to Italy at the 2013 Under-21 European Championship.
Pearce is effectively coaching for his future with his contract due to expire at the end of the month and the FA likely to make a decision over whether to extend that deal based on how England perform in this tournament.
Top 5 European Under-21 players to watch (including Manchester United and Liverpool future stars) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Under-21 European Championship gets under way today with England playing their first match against Italy tomorrow evening. It's an exciting event which will showcase some of the best young talent Europe has to offer.
Wenger talks about Fabregas and Rooney, but Arsenal can't match their wages - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When speaking to AlJazeera, Arsene Wenger was asked about Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney. While any manager would show interest in 'unsettled' world-class players (unless you're Bayern), there's little to suggest that Arsenal can attract those players and will be looking at lower-value players during the Premier League transfer season.
Jesus Navas admits his interest in Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has issued a subtle come and get me plea to Manchester City by admitting his admiration for the club. Navas is an extremely talented player who has been linked with various moves away from the club for his entire life.