PHOTO: Diego Costa returns to training ahead of Chelsea's clash against QPR - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have been handed a massive boost after star striker Diego Costa was spotted during the training sessions on Thursday.
The Spain international has been on the sidelines after the international break earlier in October as he missed the west London club's fixtures against Crystal Palace, Maribor, Manchester United and Shrewsbury Town.
Why Didier Drogba Is More Important For Chelsea This Season Than We Thought. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea in the summer was more about romance and fairytales than football. That's what most people believed, at least. The club legend, now 36, could surely not offer too much on the pitch.
Chelsea close to signing £23m Manchester United target, truth behind the story - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the past few months, we've found that British tabloid The Metro are using an intelligent ploy to fetch more hits from their articles. Knowing that using other tabloids as source could be a put off among the readers, they're going for a more authentic route, that is finding the story from the point of origination.
Manchester United to bid for World Cup winner? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's needs for a centre back is well documented. The Red Devils are in dire need of a central defender who can command the back four.According to reports in British Media outlet Goal, United had sent scouts regularly to the Veltins-Arena to watch Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes.
Liverpool suffer blow as star is set to sign contract with club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the past week, there have been talks in major English outlets that Liverpool are in search for a goalkeeper who can give competition to Belgian Simon Mignolet. The rumours are perfectly understandable as manager Brendan Rodgers has grown tired over Mignolet's repeated mistakes.
Photo + Video: Diego Costa returns to Chelsea training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Finally, there is some good news for Chelsea fans. Striker Diego Costa has returned to training and is expected to available in the Blues' weekend encounter against Queens Park rangers in the Premier League.
Manchester United plot shock move for £35k-per-week star, full story - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Much has been written about Manchester United's shaky defensive set up, but Louis van Gaal has been really unlucky with injuries. Three central defenders Jones, Evans and Smalling have spent most of the time on treatment room which has made the task even harder for the Dutchman.
Tottenham Hotspur Target Southampton Striker As Crisis Deepens - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a torrid start to their season, Tottenham Hotspur are already looking to make changes come January. Reports from the very reliable Telegraphsuggest thatthe club are planning a £15 million bid for Southampton striker, Jay Rodriguez.
Sepp Blatter: Mistake to give Lionel Messi 2014 World Cup's Golden Ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yes, you read that headline right. I mean, I still don't know how to react to it. Ok, let me relay the story first. The FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that it was a mistake to give Argentine superstar Lionel Messi the 'Golden Ball' award in the 2014 World Cup, and that Germany goal keeper Manuel Neuer should have got the award instead.
Liverpool plot swoop to sign German star; Have alternate choice in Italian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's need for a backup goalkeeper to Simon Mignolet has been well documented this season. The Belgian has repeatedly mademistakes beneath the posts and managerBrendan Rodgers is already on the lookout to sign a goalkeeper in the upcoming January transfer window.
Club still fighting court case over Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer has been massive for Manchester United. Never before had they splashed over £100m in one transfer window to buy new players. While Angel di Maria's transfer from Real Madrid created much hype, as it was a record transfer, but the deal to sign Marcos Rojo from Sporting created huge fuss and controversy than any other deals.
From Italy: Arsenal aim to complete cut price deal for Serie A winner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal would be delighted with the recent reports that are currently coming out of Italy. According to a story in the trusted and reliable TMW, Serie A champions Juventus could well let go right back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Arsenal's 'boy wonder' best in 23 years better than Henry, Bergkamp, Overmars! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has been at the wrong end ofcriticism this season (so early) for not signing enough quality players, especially in the defence. At times, injuries and suspension have left the defence in bare bones for the Gunners which in someway have had an impact on their seasonso far.
Has Marouane Fellaini Finally Settled At Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a summer full of speculation last year which linked the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos to Manchester United, all manager David Moyes managed was the capture of Marouane Fellaini from his former club Everton.
No Suarez? Three Chelsea players nominated in 23-man Ballon D'Or shortlist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's that time of the year, the time to reward the best player on earth for his outstanding display on football pitch. FIFA have nominated the 23-man shortlist for this year's Ballon D'or where three current players from Chelsea have been nominated.
Mikel starts Possible Chelsea starting lineup against Shrewsbury - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has shed his frustration with the mounting injury problems his side is facing, ahead of the Blues' away trip toShrewsbury in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup tie tonight.
Possible Liverpool starting XI against Swansea City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are likely to give rest to some of their first team players as they take on Swansea City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup tietonight at Anfield. The competition is lowest of Liverpool's priorities this season, but it represents a good opportunity for several players to make a strong impression and put the manager into a selection dilemma.
Louis van Gaal's surprise gift for Manchester United players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Robin van Persie's late strike in the 94th minute earned Manchester United a dramatic 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday. The Dutch striker revealed after the match that it was a 'huge relief' for the team and players more than anything else.
PHOTO: Manchester United And Chelsea Target Signing New Contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The final formalities to Paul Pogba's contract extension at Juventus have been completed and the Frenchman has signed the extension keeping him in Turin till 2019. His previous contract would run out in 2016.
Arsenal ready to go all out for £55m left winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are showing a "very close" interest in Benfica's highly talented youngsterGoncalo Guedes, but the Gunners could face a tough competition from German giants Bayern Munich. Portugal newspaper Record has published a report on it; an information they get it from Italian and German sources.
United Captain To Miss The Manchester Derby Through Injury? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Wayne Rooney was expected to make his return this Sunday against Manchester City, after missing the last three games through suspension. The Red Devils' captain though, is now in danger of sitting out this one as well, after limping off with a foot injury on Monday.
The Premier League Underrated XI - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In this segment, we take a look at a team of players who are not given the credit that their performances deserve. These individuals are all integral to their sides and are some of the best there are in their respective positions.
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: Tactical analysis & Major talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It looked like Chelsea were on their way for yet another Premier League victory. The fear factor at Old Trafford had long dissipated, the sheer thought of Manchester United might find their old habit of scoring late goals didn't even occur to mind.
Arsenal target reveals offer from Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer Arsenal had been linked with a move for several top forwards including Mario Mandzukic. The 28-year-old striker had two great seasons with German champions Bayern Munich, where he scored 48 goals for the Bavarians, but left the club this summer following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski.
How Allardyce And Sheringham Have Transformed West Ham United This Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's very difficult to imagine a side managed by Sam Allardyce playingattack-minded football. At every club where he's been at the helm, Big Sam's teams have been characterised by dogged defences, Route 1 style long-balls and a typical English 4-4-2.
Sir Alex Ferguson shares his views on David Moyes and Louis van Gaa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out to his critics who have claimed that the Scot left the club in 'ill health'. The legendary manager claims that it is an insult to perceive such ideas.
Defender poised to complete Chelsea transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Southampton's terrific start to the 2014-15 Premier League season have seen them earn 19 points from 9 games so far. The Saints have been in tremendous form and currently lie just 4 points behind league leaders Chelsea in the standings.
PHOTO: Liverpool target spotted at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of today's block buster encounter between Manchester United and Chelsea, look who is present to watch the game. Liverpool target and former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes who is currently training with United is present to watch from the stands at the iconic Theatre of Dreams.
Belgian midfielder reveals Chelsea star got involved with his girlfriend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the past few years, we have had several off pitch controversies surrounding Chelsea football club, be it in the form of players having an alleged affair with fellow team-mate's girl friend, taking drugs, or cheating on their wives.
Arsenal could bid for highly rated young French winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are showing an interest inSaint Etienne's highly talented youngsterAllan Saint-Maximin. The 17-year-old is one of the emerging stars and surprise package for the Ligue 1 side and naturally several European clubs have shown an interest in him, including Arsenal and AC Milan.
Striker frustrated, Liverpool transfer likely in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only a handful of Italian strikers have made the top grade in the Premier League ever since its inception in 1992. There seems to be a strange pattern how players from Italy have moved to England and then later returned to their native country.
These Five Guys Could Make or Break Liverpool's Season, and Here's Why! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's rather unbelievable 3-2 win over bottom side Queens Park Rangers threw up more questions than answers for Brendan Rodgers. The match at Loftus Road was supposed to be the game that put our season back on track.
After Pogba, Another Manchester United Target Pens New Deal At Italian Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been handedanother setbackin their bid to strengthen their midfield as Juan Cuadrado has signed a contract extension at Fiorentina. Reported by Italian website Gianluca Di Marzio, the new deal will see Cuadrado remain in Florence till the year 2019.
Manchester United star set for transfer after Liverpool target's arrival - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The arrival of Victor Valdes could well signal the end of Anders Lindegaard's career at Manchester United. According to reports in the Telegraph, United manager Louis Van Gaal has made Lindegaard available for transfer.
Have United Lost the Fear Factor? A Psychological Perspective - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The struggles of Manchester United have been well documented since Sir Alex Ferguson departed well over a year ago. Many argued that David Moyes did not get a fair crack at the job, spending a significant amount less than new manager Louis Van Gaal, however I argue that it is not the lack of spending that cost united it's the lack of fear teams now have since Fergie's departure.
PHOTO: Mario Balotelli spends extra time in training; Desperate to prove himself - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems as if under fire Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is desperate to prove himself after a tough start to his career for the Anfield side. The Italian was pictured as the last man to leave Liverpool's training complex at Melwood this afternoon.
Manchester United star can seal transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has claimed Manchester United star Tom Cleverley could seal a permanent move to Villa Park in the upcoming January transfer window. The 25 year old moved to the Clarets and Blue in the summer on a loan deal, but its is now believed that he can make his move permanent after impressing in his current stint.
Liverpool To Offload Mario Balotelli In January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In shocking reports to emerge in The Telegraph today, it seems like Brendan Rodgers will consider offloading striker Mario Balotelli in January, just 4 months after bringing him to Anfield. The Italian, signed from Italian giants AC Milan for£16 million, has failed to have any sort of impact on the side, scoring just 1 goal in 10 appearances in all competitions.
Liverpool target already in Manchester, medical next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have been reportedly keeping a close tab on former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes for the past few months. First choice goal keeper Simon Mignolet has had cut a frustrating figure and it was believed that Liverpool might sign a new goal keeper to replace him in January.
Jose Mourinho to deploy Andre Schurrle as False nine against Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of Sunday's blockbuster encounter against Manchester United Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has to deal with the lack of striking options in his squad. The Blues are expected to be without Diego Costa and Loic Remy and reports from Guardian hint that Andre Schurrle could start up front at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo and Messi set for Bernabeu showdown - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Neymar, Luka Modric, Xavi, James Rodriguez, the list goes on. It is quite some cast list for this Saturday evening's match-up between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Fresh blow: Chelsea star taken to hospital, medical problem explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea striker Diego Costa was forced to spend time in hospital after suffering from a severe Stomach bug, following his return from international duty in Spain. The club has not specified the details of his illness, but The Telegraph reports that the 26-year-old is having problems with a severe stomach bug.
Midfielder unhappy, seeking for Liverpool transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lucas Leiva, signed by then manager Rafael Benitez, struggled early on to but paved his way back through sheer hard work and determination to become one of the most important players at Liverpool and win hearts of the Anfield fans as well.
Steven Gerrard urges improved performance against Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged for a 'much improved performance' from his side as they take on reigning European Champions Real Madrid at Anfield tonight. Liverpool were poor but lucky to beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday in the Premier League.
Ferguson admits Moyes didn't listen to his advice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A lot has been said, discussed and written about David Moyes's calamitous tenure at Manchester United. It started with an euphoria before anxiety and fear crept in, and it didn't take much long for the fans to realise their "Chosen One" is completely out-of-his-depth and incapable of handling a big club like Manchester United.
Striker set for Chelsea transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Fernando Torres' career is going from bad to worse. The Spaniard who was deemed unwanted at Chelsea completed a two year loan move to Italian side AC Milan in the summer. Despite being excellent on his debut against Empoli, Torres has been very poor in the past few weeks.
Possible Liverpool starting XI against Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have waited five long years for this. Big nights at Anfield. Big Champions League nights at Anfield.Real Madrid, the European champions at Anfield, it can't get any bigger than this. Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Liverpool anthems, Arbeloa saidabout the special Anfield bond an air of romanticism can be felt ahead of this fixture.
3 Solutions To Chelsea's Striker Crisis Against Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea put in another fantastic performance last night in the Champions League to put Slovenian side Maribor to the sword. The Blues ran out 6-0 winners, with Eden Hazard being the centre of attention again, scoring twice.
Time for Philippe Coutinho to bury the ghost of inconsistency - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One of the few positives that came out from Liverpool's 3-2 winoverQPR apart from the victory itself is the return to form of Philippe Coutinho. A decisive cameo from the Brazilian after coming on as a sub provided the necessary impetus for Brendan Rodgers's side to claim full three points against QPR in a dramatic fashion last Sunday.
Midfield Maestro feels proud to snub Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
DanieleDe Rossi's love affair with Roma continues. The veteran midfielder who has now spent 14 years at the Italianclubhas recently claimed that he has no regrets over snubbing numerous offers to stay at the Giallorossi.
Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Van Gaal: Possible to catch Chelsea. Are you day-dreaming? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Louis van Gaal is still adamant that his side can catch Chelsea despite being 10 points behind the league leaders, after managing a 2-2 draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Monday night. The Red Devils are now sixth in the table, one point and one place behind Liverpool and have gone six games without a win away from home.
Chelsea vs Maribor: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Premier League leaders will be looking for a safe passing into the second round of the UEFA Champions League over the next fortnight as they are heavily fancied to pick up six points in their two matches versus Slovenian opponents Maribor.
Can Chelsea Cope With Diego Costa's Absence For Long? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2014/15 season has been near-perfect for Chelsea Football Club thus far. Unbeaten in all competitions, the Blues are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League and are on course to succeeding on other fronts as well.
Five major factors behind Chelsea's impressive start to the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out the possibility of remaining unbeaten throughout the season, but insists his team is gradually reaching the level of his previous side that won back to back Premier League titles during his first spell in charge at the club.
Top 3 Centre-Backs Arsenal Could Sign In January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the light of recent events at Arsenal Football Club, there is absolutely no doubt about that fact the squad is crying out for a new centre-back. An injury to Laurent Koscielny and a suspension to Calum Chambers saw Arsene Wenger have to deploy second-choice left-back Nacho Monreal alongside Per Mertesacker at the heart of the defence on Saturday against Hull.
Good news: Liverpool star not in Real Madrid transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid visit Anfield on Wednesday as the European Champions take on Liverpool in the Champions League group league tie.Ahead of this mouth watering clash, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that his side do not need Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling at the moment although he acknowledges that the 19-year-old is "one of the best in Europe.
Have Liverpool gone cold on a move for Victor Valdes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the past couple of months, Liverpool had been linked with a move for former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes.
First choice goal keeper Simon Mignolet has cut a frustrating figure this season (did put up a good performance against QPR though) and many football pundits feel that the Belgian is the weak link in the Liverpool squad.
Jose Mourinho: Becoming Invincibles is 'Impossible' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's superb start to the Premier League season has seen them muster 22 points from a possible 24 in 8 games. The Blues overcame Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the weekend and are now five points clear at the top of the standings.
Liverpool target changes agent to complete transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's almost the end of October, but with more than two months for the January transfer window, rumours are surfacingat an exponential rate. According to French Media Outlet Le 10 Sport, Liverpool target Andre Ayew has changed his agent to complete a transfer move in the near future.
Possible Chelsea starting lineup against Maribor - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea face Maribor in the Round three of the Champions League Group G tie at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The Blues, having drawn their last UCL tie against Schalke at home, would be looking for nothing less than full three points.
Why The Chelsea Midfield Is Nearly Impossible To Play Against - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace on Saturday. In this same fixture last season, the Blues struggled to break down a dogged Palace side and ended up on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline.
How Liverpool will line up against QPR without Sturridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool face a tough set of fixture, starting from today against QPR. The Reds face seven games in the next 21 days that includes back-to-back Champions League meetings with Real Madrid andCapital One Cup showdown with Swansea.
Arsenal: Welbeck, late goals strange season so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Late goals are always encouraging for any team. Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson made a habit of scoring late and securing point right at the death. It only shows that the team embodies a good fighting spirit, a never-say-die attitude, and they've the mental strength to fight till the very end.
Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea: Five talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In March earlier this year, with title race still hanging in balance, Chelsea went to Crystal Palace and suffered a demoralising 1-0 defeat, after which Jose Mourinho claimed that his team lack balls. After today's 2-1 victory, though not a classic and far from perfect, it is fair enough to say that this Chelsea team have got their 'big balls' back.
Edin Dzeko: Manchester City's Unsung Hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Normally, when we talk about underrated players, we either refer to full-backs or defensive midfielders. In slightly more rarer cases, the goalkeepers or the centre-halves may get a mention. Centre-forwards, on the other hand, are hardly discussed, because afterall, the goalscorers get all the credit they deserve, and more.
Chelsea and Arsenal target set to be snatched by Italian Giants? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sami Khedira has been a transfer target for both Arsenal and Chelsea in the past summer transfer window. The German World Cup winner is reportedly unhappy at Real Madrid and has also fallen down the pecking order under manager Carlo Ancelotti.
David Moyes ready to return after Manchester United misadventure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes has recently said in an interview with BBC that he is ready to come back to coaching after a disastrous spell last season with Manchester United. The 51 year old who was sacked after less than an year at Old Trafford said, "I am ready to return.
Chelsea hijack Real Madrid transfer deal, poised to sign Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea could sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva who is also a reported target of Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old midfielder plays for Brazilian club Cruzeiro and is thought to had been in negotiation with Real Madrid over a January switch, as the Los Blancos seeking for a replacement of Sami Khedira.
Arsenal meet player's agent; offer €8m to complete Deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website, Arsenal are reportedly edging closer to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The report claims that the Gunners have already met the player's agent in London yesterday and have reportedly offered €8m to complete the signing of the 21 year old.
Premier League Gameweek 8: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a two-week international break, the Premier League is finally back. The most competitive league in the world returns with some extremely intriguing match-ups and storylines following what has been an eventful week despite the hiatus for the clubs.
LVG gives latest injury update for Manchester United's league clash against West Brom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been handed a massive injury boost for their upcoming league fixture against West Bromwich Albion after manager Louis van Gaal confirmed only four players are out of action with injury.
Arsenal star best in England claims Manchester United legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United legend and probably the best central midfielder England have ever had Paul Scholes wasn't sure about the progress of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere few months' back. Back in March, Scholes was being critical about Arsenal's midfield and Wilshere in particular.
Mario Balotelli determined to break Premier League Duck; Compares Gerrard to Pirlo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has endured a tough start to his career in the English Premier League. The controversial Italian who was signed from AC Milan in the summer is yet to score in the League.
Chelsea Set To Beat Arsenal To World-Class Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea and Arsenal have a vast recent history of targeting similar big-name players. These transfer-window feuds though, have nearly always ended in a Blues' victory. Chelsea have stolen the likes of Juan Mata and Gary Cahill right from under the Gunner's noses in the past few seasons, and these players have gone on to have extremely fruitful careers at Stamford Bridge.
Arsene Wenger promises to address defensive problems in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted to strengthen his defense in the upcoming January transfer window. The French manager has also accepted that he should have plugged the defensive problems in the summer.
Arsenal target ready for transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot is all set for a move away from Paris St Germain the upcoming January transfer window. The 19 year old is worried by the lack of game time on the pitch under Laurent Blanc and has repeatedly rejected contract extension at the Parc De Princes.
Pep Guardiola wants to be Manchester United manager... one day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A report in today's Guardianclaims thatcurrent Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola wants to manage Manchester United some day. In his new book titled "Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich", the Spaniard has revealed that he wants to take up the reigns at Old Traffordat some point in his career.
DEAL: Chelsea agree partnership agreement with Besiktas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Besiktas board member Erdal Torunogullari has stated that the Turkish club has reached a partnership agreement with Premier League giants Chelsea. The deal involves close co-operation between the first teams and academies, training support and joint scouting projects.
The Five Biggest Transfers Likely To Happen in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is around this time of the year that managers have had a look at how their team has performed over the opening 6 or 7 games and they are already drawing up a potential wish list of players that they would like to see arrive in the January transfer window.
Deal close! French defender to become Arsenal's first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are looking to signMarseille defender Stephane Sparagna in the January transfer window according to reports from France. The Gunners are looking to exploit the contract situation of the 19-year-old, whose contract is set to expire in December.
Real Madrid preparing €30m swoop for Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has bee in terrific form this season. The Spaniard was at his very best in the last Premier League encounter before the international break. The 23 year old made three astonishing saves including Leighton Baines' penalty as the Red Devils beat Everton by 2-1 to go fourth in the standings.
Done Deal! Chelsea sign Arsenal & City target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yesterday, reports came out from France that Chelsea had signed a13-year-old goal keeperNicolas Tie from French regional side FCPoitiers. The youngster was also scouted by Premier League heavy weights Arsenal and Manchester City.
Arsenal and Chelsea target rejected better offer from United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Although, most of the reports were generated bythe UK tabloids (credibility always comes in question), but Spanish media also speculated about his position at the club, as there was a growing feeling that Madrid might replace him with atop striker like Radamel Falcao, Sergio Aguero or Edinson Cavani.
Chelsea star says he didn't sign to warm the bench - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Loic Remy has only managed 27 minutes of Premier League football this season so far with Chelsea. Jose Mourinho prefers a 4-2-3-1 system mainly, where he uses Diego Costa as thefirst choice striker. The Spain international has been in terrific form this season scoring nine league goals already for the Blues.
Top 5 Contenders For The Premier League Golden Boot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We may not even be a fifth of the season in, but there are some patterns emerging already. The Premier League may be the most unpredictable league in the world, but there are some prophecies that can be made based on what we have seen so far.
Chelsea star excited by Bundesliga prospect despite signing new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has spoken about his desire to play in the Bundesliga as he continues his loan spell at VFB Stuttgart. The 23 year old signed a new three year contract with the Blues in the summer which would keep him at the club till 2017.
Defender reveals Manchester United made contact to sign him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sporting LisbondefenderMauricio says Manchester United had contacted with his agentCarlos Gonçalves in the summer, but insists he is happy at Sporting and not looking for moving elsewhere at the moment.
Why Manchester United will finish in the top four - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After finishing off the podium for the first time in Premier League history last season, Manchester United are on course to bounce back with UEFA Champions League qualification in 2014-15.
Louis van Gaal's side moved up to fourth place heading into the international break with a 2-1 win at home to Everton – this was the first time the Dutch manager has experienced back-to-back victories since taking charge over the summer.
Why Yaya Toure's Return To Form Is Vital For Man City's Title Charge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If one looks at all the Premier League title winners, he would find a common trend in most cases. While having a free-scoring striker is not too uncommon for any team in the league, the side that goes all the way has something extra in the locker.
Too much made of Sterling's 'tired' comments - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Raheem Sterling was left out of the England side that took on Estonia on Sunday evening in Tallinn, a game that ended 1-0 thanks to a Wayne Rooney free kick. Before the game, manager Roy Hodgson revealed that he had left out Sterling due to the youngster complaining of tiredness, allowing Adam Lallana to deputise.
Iceland beat Netherlands by 2-0; What next for the happy Island country ? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Iceland shocked Netherlands by 2-0 in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday night which will go down in history of the island country's greatest ever result on the pitch. Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored both goals to secure the emphatic result.
Roy Hodgson's comments prove Sterling needs a rest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
England maintained their perfect record in the Euro 2016 qualifiers as the Three Lions edged past Estonia thanks to Wayne Roney's sublime free kick. However Roy Hodgson's comments on Raheem Sterling proved to be a dampener.
Dortmund midfielder can 'expect' offer from Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund can 'expect' an offer from Manchester United for midfielder İlkay Gündoğan in the future, according to Calcio Mercato.
The Italian newspaper claims that if he impresses over the next couple of months without any repercussions to his injury that has kept him out of action for a year, then the German club can expect a bid from the Premier League giants.
Liverpool striker is a 'monster' says Manchester City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Divock Origi played the entire 90 minutes as Belgium drew 1-1 away at Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday night in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The 19-year-old, who is spending this season on loan to Lille after agreeing a deal to join Liverpool in the summer, produced a brilliant performance against Andorra, where he scored a brilliant goal from distance and created anotherduring Belgium'semphatic 6-0 victory last Friday.
Chelsea target reveals why he rejected Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer Real Madrid defender Rapahel Varane was heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea. The Blues were looking for a solid young defender having sold David Luiz to PSG and had targeted Varane, who was signed by Jose Mourinho during his time at Real Madrid.
Five top class holding midfield options for Arsenal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Defensive/Holdingmidfield is one of the key areas where Arsenal need to invest in the January transfer window. Mikel Arteta has been an epitome of consistency since he arrived at the club in 2011, but at 32, he isapproaching the apogee of his career, and therefore Arsenal must find his long term replacement.
Mourinho comments on Chelsea target, Ronaldo and PSG job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer Chelsea had been linked with a move for Real Madrid defenderRaphael Varane. The Blues lost David Luiz to PSG and reports emerged that Mourinho was looking at Varane to replace him at the Bridge.
What They Said: Wenger apologises, Agent on Manchester United's £785m target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Soccerlens' 'What They Said' column is back. Judging by the amount of readership it got last season, we decided to continue this termas well. Without further ado, let's start the show today we have Jorge Mendes throwing lights on Cristiano Ronaldo's staggering release clauseand Arsene Wenger finally apologising for shoving Jose Mourinho at the Bridge.
Manchester United's attempt to seal €100m Real Madrid deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sometimes I feel that writing transfer stories need greater imagination than creating a good plot for a classic thriller story.Add Manchester United to your plot, rest (business part) will take care of itself.
Liverpool disucss wage with player, no agreement yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We have an update on Liverpool target Victor Valdes. Last week Catalan based newspaper Mundo Deportivoreported that Valdes is likely to join Liverpool, and he is focussed onregaining his full fitness at the earliest.
Liverpool's wretched luck with International break continues - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been presented with a fresh injury headache, after new signings Dejan Lovrenand Lazar Markovic, both suffered injuries during the international break.
Thedefender, who joined in the summer from Southampton,was due to play against Bulgaria and Azerbaijan for Croatia, sufferedan abdominal tear in training and was ruled out for the international matches.
Bielsa's Marseille setting the pace, yet a Physical Burnout is Inevitable - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paris St Germain have won the French Ligue One in each of the last two years. Backed by Qatar Sports Investments' financial prowess the Parisians have been a class apart from the other sides in the league.
Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain's Number 1 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Real Madrid sidesince the turn of the milleniumhas seen multiple changes. Big-name managers and players have come and gone, and the glory days have vacillated too. The same can be said for the Spanish national side as well.
The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For a country of over a billion people to have only qualified for the FIFA World Cup once is a statistic hard to believe. And on the solitary occasion that India did make it to the finals, in the 1950 edition in Brazil, they withdrew after their request to play barefoot was rejected.
Arsenal send scout to watch highly rated Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Anderson Talisca is one of the few positives for Benfica this season, as the Eagles shake off their disappointing summer behind with an impressive start to the season. Really this summer hasn't been productive for them.
Chelsea's big money target wanted by Premier League rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paul Pogba, like Arturo Vidal, finds himself regularly being linked with top Premier League clubs. Not a transfer window has passed by, when he wasn't been linked with European heavy weights since he joined Juventus from Manchester United in 2012.
Spanish striker says Chelsea star will come good - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One of the major reasons for Chelsea's impressive start to the season and why they are considered as hot favourites to win the title is that their newcomers have hardly taken time to gel into the squad.
Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, both are firing all cylinders at the moment and have forged a some-what telepathic understanding between them.
Manchester United May Face UEFA Punishment Over Huge Debt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
UEFA has been in the news quite a lot in recent months with regards to English clubs. It has especially been in the limelight for the disciplinary action taken on Manchester City, following the latter's non-compliance of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations laid down by European football's primary regulatory body.
The 39th Game – Why Greed Always Trumps Common Sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Hearing managers complain about players being asked to play too many games during the season, or being quick to bemoan the impact of international fixtures, you'd think that clubs would be desperately looking for ways to alleviate the number of games they play during the course of the season.
Barcelona star was close to joining Arsenal in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez was close to sign for Arsenal before the Gunners sealed the transfer of Alexis Sanchez. Spanish media outlet Mundo Deperotivo has published a story which claims that Pedro was almost on the verge of sealing a transfer to the London side.
Liverpool target could pave way for Manchester United to complete transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Turn based newspaper Tuttosport are concerned with Arturo Vidal's future at Juventus. Only a week ago, it seemed like his relationship with Juventus is amarriage made in heaven, when Vidal spoke about his desire to continue with The Old Lady despite strong rumours of interest from Manchester United.
Arsenal & Liverpool target says 'Mourinho is a great coach' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Benfica fans have had a tough summer this time. Theheart break of losing out in theEuropa League final last season was still acceptable, the loss of several top players from the side this summer was too much to handle.
Revealed: AS Monaco had agreement to sign Angel Di Maria - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In an astonishing revelation, French media outlet Le 10 Sport have claimed that Monaco had an agreement to sign Angel Di Maria before Manchester United in the summer. Monaco almost signed the Argentine well before the World Cup but delays from the nouveau riche French outfit meant that they lost out on a potential prized asset.
Arsenal target playing fire with the club, January transfer imminent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Adrien Rabiot is all set to leave Paris Saint Germain in the January transfer window. The 19-year-old midfielder has been banished to the reserves, as Laurent Blanc is unwillingto provide him a single minute of first team football this season ahead of his expected departure in January.
Liverpool to complete transfer within this month, player all set to leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are looking increasingly likely to land Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes within this month. Simon Mignolet, the first choice goal keeper, has cut a frustrating figure this season and many pundits see him as theweak link in the Liverpool squad.
€45m Arsenal & Manchester United target hints Premier League move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
No other playerfrom Portuguese league linked with Premier League clubs in recent years than Sporting's William Carvalho.Manchester United have had scouted him for uncountable number of time in the last two years or so.
From France: Arsenal linked with mega double swoop - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye has grown frustrated with limited game time at Paris St Germain under manager Laurent Blanc. The former Newcastle star who moved to the French Champions last January for £19m has hinted that he might have to move elsewhere to get more playing time on the pitch.
Belgian star reveals regular contact with Liverpool Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool signed Divock Origi for a transfer fee worth £10m in the summer transfer window. The Belgian youngster however was immediately loaned to French side Lille for the 2014-15 season. The Reds however signed Mario Balotelli to solve their goal scoring woes up front after Luis Suarez left for the greener pastures of Barcelona.
Sit Down Managers, We Cannot See - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
"Sit down Harold, I cannot see." Those were the words of England Manager Sir Alf Ramsey as Geoff Hurst's shot rippled the Wembley net and Kenneth Wolstenholme cleared his throat to deliver a few nice words of his own. At that precise moment, Ramsey was watching his team reach the very pinnacle of world football, thus vindicating his painstaking life's work and his faith in his "wingless wonders.
Turin media concerned with €45m star, Manchester United bid expected in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Turin based newspaper Tuttosport are a big fan of Juventus. For obvious reasons. Few days ago they published an exclusive interview with Arturo Vidal, where the Chilean claimed Turin his 'home' and hinted that he is unlikely to leave Juventus any time soon.
€80m bid won't be enough, but club will listen to Manchester United offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roma have once again made it very clear that they will not sale Kevin Strootman to Manchester United or to any other club. Last week, Daily Mirror reported that Strootman had set his heart upon joining United and even changed his agent in order to facilitate a move to Old Trafford either in January or next summer.
Galliani looking to sign Arsenal's long term target on free transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
AC Milan have not only lost their status of being one of power houses in Europe now, but are a fading force in Italy as well. This summer, however, they did some smart signings. Although,the Rossoneri couldn't attract big money names like Juventus or Roma; they rather focused on getting smart deals done through loan and free transfers.
Good News: Manchester United superstar back in full training - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only yesterday, Dutch media outlet Voetbal International reported that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie waswithdran from Holland training which raised concerns it could be a precautionary move due to injury.
Football Manager 2015 Features Video - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The wait is almost over. Football fans and passionate gamers all around the world can enjoy the brand new Football Manager 2015, as the much anticipated game will be releasingin exactly one month time from now.
Like every year, Sega interactive has come up with some cool new features; the new additions arehighly absorbing, thrilling, and challenging.
French Giants Target Manchester United Captain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a shocking report to come out today, French club Monaco have set their sights on Manchester United captain and striker Wayne Rooney. The Englishman recently signed a new 5 1/2-year extension on contract at Old Trafford, but Monaco are confident of being able to avail his services.
Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.
Liverpool could do transfer with AC Milan in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool forward Suso is finding hard to get regular gamesat Anfield. The young Spaniard was given a breakthrough by manager Brendan Rodgers in his first season in charge. He was once seen as one of the players for the future, but now it seems like his Liverpool career is almost as good as over.
Cristiano Ronaldo set for Old Trafford return next month - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to Old Trafford next month for the second time since he left Manchester Unitedin 2009.
A friendly match between Portugal and Argentina has been scheduled for November 18, and provided Ronaldo doesn't get injured around that time, he is likely to play in front of the Old Trafford fans again.
Roy Keane follows same pattern of madness and he knows it - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
By now, you all have heard, read, and discussed about Roy Keane's second autobiography, The Second Half, which will be released on Thursday. Already we have got a glimpse of what to expectfrom the book; Keane has been heavily critical about Sir Alex Ferguson and some of his former team-mates.
Wenger's ego real reason behind Arsenal missing out on world class midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Cesc Fabregas didn't receive a warm welcome from all Arsenal fans on Sunday, despite him being a club hero and a former skipper. It means little; he is a Chelsea player now. The (bitter) truth is, his first preference was always Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger passed on that opportunity to re-sign him.
Chelsea player comments on Wenger-Mourinho clash "It was fine" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Diego Costa has been in tremendous form this season and has scored nine goalsso far for Chelsea. He was on target against Arsenal, although much of the post-match reaction centred on the two managers, both involving in an edifying tussle on the touch line.
Chelsea entitled to Diego Costa compensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will be entitled to financial compensation should Diego Costa be injured on international dury.
Manager José Mourinho had previously pleaded with Spanish national team head coach Vicente del Bosque not to call the Chelsea striker up to their two Euro 2016 qualifiers this week claiming that the 26-year old could do with a break to fully recover from his hamstring problems.
Arsene Wenger's Biggest Clanger: Not Re-Signing Cesc Fabregas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the summer of 2014, one thing was very clear. Cesc Fabregas would be leaving Barcelona for a return to the Premier League. The Spaniard had expressed his intention to return to England a year ago as well, but with Manchester United failing to land him, he remained in Catalonia.
Why Nemanja Matic is Chelsea's most important player? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's brilliant start to the 2014-15 Premier League season has seen them grab 19 points from 7 games. The Blues have scored 21 goals and have conceded only 7. Jose Mourinho's men have set the pace and are showing the form of Title favourites.
Nemanja Matic: Chelsea's Underrated Phenomenon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Nemanja Matic was sold by Chelsea to Benfica in January, 2011 in a swap deal for David Luiz, there was hardly anyone who raised an eyebrow. The scrawny, curly-haired 23 year-old had only made 3 appearance for the Blues in all competitions in one and half years, and with competition for places in midfield fiercer than ever, the Serbian was not expected to break into the side anytime soon.
Liverpool target comments on Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United signed two Argentine players this summer Marcos Rojo and Angel di Maria joined from Sporting and Real Madrid respectively. The Red Devils were also linked with another Argentine who performed brilliantlyat the World Cup in Brazil goal keeper Sergio Romero.
No regret from Arsene Wenger for shoving Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's the same old story for Arsene Wenger against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. Wenger's awfulshove of Mourinho takes all the limelight but it was the old story, all too familiar disappointment of defeat for the Gunners: Another Chelsea victory, another Jose Mourinho's victory over Wenger,against whom he remains unbeaten in 12 encounters.
Can Valencia reclaim the glories of the early 2000′s? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona and Real Madrid have been the dominant forces in the La Liga in the past decade. Thus when a third side breaks the duopoly, there is always a sense of excitement. Atletico Madrid won the League last term while Valencia have started the 2014-15 season in emphatic style.
From Italy: Arturo Vidal comments on Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer, Manchester United had been heavily linked with a move for Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal. Although, Juventus maintained the stance throughout that their star midfielder won't be sold but Vidal's unusual silence over the sagagenerated massive speculations over his future.
Premier League Gameweek 7: Five Things To Watch Out For - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This week sees the last round of fixtures before the players go off to represent their countries in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. There are some intriguing games and matchups to look forward to, as the teams look to end on a high before the two-week break.
Liverpool close to finding agreement for Spanish star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are making important movesto find an agreement for goal keeper Victor Valdes. The Spanish goal keeper is still without a club after his contract expired with Barcelona, and Liverpool are looking to sign him on a free transfer.
Manchester United will have to pay £60m to land Serie A star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have reportedly set their sight on signing Kevin Strootman in January. Last month Daily Mirror reported that Strootman had set his heart on joining Old Trafford and changed his agent to link-up with Robin van Persie's adviser.
Steven Gerrard blasts Liverpool for being 'too soft' after 1-0 loss to Basel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's difficult start to the 2014-15 season continued as the Reds were outplayed by Swiss side FC Basel in Champions Legaue last night. Marco Streller's 52nd minute winner at the St Jakob Stadium was the difference between the two sides as the Reds were comprehensively outplayed.
Will Jack Wilshere Forever Remain An Unfulfilled Potential? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
13th September, 2008 is a memorable date in the history of Arsenal Football Club. On that day, at Ewood Park, as the Gunners coasted to a comfortable 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, an English schoolboy made his debut.
Mario Balotelli not doing enough to justify his £16m price tag - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool took a "calculated gamble" when they signed Mario Balotelli in the summer for a reported fee of £16m.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers went against his initial opinion while sanctioning a deal for Balotelli; he admits that his change of heart was caused by a lack of quality striker in the transfer market.
Manchester United Agree Personal Terms To Sign World-Class Striker On Permanent Deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have already confirmed a big-name signing for next summer. Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, who is currently on loan at Old Trafford from French side Monaco, has agreed personal terms to make his deal permanent in 2015.
New Stadium Design Technologies - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In 2004 FIFA published a 250 page list of requirements they deemed necessary for the hosting of World Cup games. The succinctly titled Football Stadiums` Technical Recommendations and Requirements was a guide to not only building new stadia but also refurbishing those already built; from car parking for 10,000 vehicles to state of the art accommodation and technical facilities for thousands of journalists the requirements laid out by the world governing body gave much cause for concern to many a national football association.
Chelsea v Arsenal: Three things to look out for - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea host Arsenal on Sunday in the Barclays Premier League where the Blues will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run and extend their lead at the top. Arsenal, also, unbeaten in the league, are heading into the game on the back of a convincing 4-1 victory against Galatasaray in the midweek and are expecting to change their recent history with a victory at the Bridge.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Another London derby and arguably the biggest of the 2014-15 season so far as Chelsea and Arsenal go head-to-head after UEFA Champions League ties midweek.
José Mourinho has every reason to fell the more confident f the two managers, going into this match with a six-point advantage over the opposition, whilst Arsène Wenger's side were plagued by injuries.
Lucas Moura finally comes of age as PSG best Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paris St Germain continued their unbeaten start to the season as they beat Barcelona by 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday night. David Luiz, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi all scored for the reigning French Ligue 1 Champions to cap a perfect night in front of a packed Parc De Princes.
Liverpool to offer Daniel Sturridge new five year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are close to handing striker Daniel Sturridge a new five year contract. The England striker will be offered a salary in excess of£100,000 per week.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers revealed last season that Sturridge's steady progress at Liverpool would be rewarded with a new contract, and Liverpool Echo reports that talks are now going on at an advanced level with the striker's representatives over a new deal.
3 Reasons Why Juan Mata Will Never Be A First-Team Regular At Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the mass overhaul at Manchester United in the summer, a whole host of word-class attacking players were brought in. Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were all signed by manager Louis Van Gaal in a bid to overturn the torrid campaign under David Moyes last year.
€20m world class player not interested in Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mats Hummels saysthat he is not tempted to join Manchester United or any other big European club, adding that if he ever moves abroad, it won't be because of money.
The 25-year-old defender washeavily linked with Manchester United in the summer, and although the Germanis happy to see him name being linked with other top clubs, he sees himself playing at Dortmund for the rest of his career.
Daniel Sturridge may return for Liverpool but not for England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brendan Rodgers has told Roy Hodgson that Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, even if the strikerrecovers from a thigh injury in time to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Arsenal + Chelsea target still to decide future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Sami Khedira still remains in the balance.
Khedira's contract is still due to expire in June 2015 and no new contract has been agreed. If the 2014 World Cup winner does not sign a new deal before the new year he is free to discuss with new clubs in January over a free transfer move next summer.
Totti and Cole show 'Age No Bar' in eventful Champions League Tie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roma held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League Group E encounter at a half packed Etihad Stadium last night. The home side went ahead after a controversial penalty awarded by the referee from which Sergio Aguero made no mistake.