Almost Done: Manchester United star having medical ahead of transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Leicester City, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has confirmed in his press conference that Darren Fletcher is undergoing a medical at West Ham Unitd ahead of his proposed transfer move.
Chelsea vs Manchester City: 3 key battles - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea and Manchester City face off in a top-of-the-table blockbuster on Saturday, in a game that will go a long way to deciding where the Premier League trophy will end up in May. Defending champions City trail the Blues by 5 points going into this game and Stamford Bridge, and Manuel Pellegrini will know that losing is not an option.
Liverpool Transfer: Reds must sign Danny Ings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have entered the race for Burnley striker Danny Ings.
The England forward is out of contract in the summer and has been courted by several Premier League clubs over the last few weeks. It is believed that Burnley are willing to accept an offer of around 3-4 million pounds for their star striker as they are reluctant to lose him on a free.
Liverpool target will not move in January insists club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Earlier in the day, we had reported that Liverpool were ready to meet terms for Burnley striker Danny Ings in the last few days of the January transfer window. It was states that the Reds would buy the striker and then loan him back till the end of the season.
Louis van Gaal confirms midfielder transfer could be done in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is holding talks with West Ham United over a potential transfer in the ongoing transfer window.
The 30-year-old returned to first team action for battling with illness caused by ulcerative colitis and was out of action since 2011, before returning in December 2013 after declaring himself completely fit.
Liverpool prepare to meet terms for Tottenham target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are looking to do some business in the late hours of the January transfer window, as the Reds are preparing to make a move for Danny Ings and are willing to loan him back to Burnley for the rest of the season.
Juan Cuadrado set to undergo Chelsea medical in the weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After we had reported yesterday that Chelsea had agreed on a €33m deal with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado, we have an update on the transfer. According to the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy who have cited Sport Italia, the Colombian is expected to fly to England in the weekend to undergo his scheduled medical for Chelsea.
Marco Reus Transfer: Encouragement for Manchester United & Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund's highly rated winger/forward Marco Reus is expected to leave the club next summer. He has refused to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga giants and has been targeted by all the major European clubs in the world including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Liverpool target agrees terms; Transfer to be done in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have been dealt a huge pursuit in their pursuit of Fiorentina goalkeeper who has reportedly agreed terms to join Juventus in the summer. The Brazilian shot stopper was heavily linked with Liverpool over the last couple of months but Juventus have won the race for the 25 year old.
The Cuadrado Effect: Serie A and the Premier League's Transfer Market Relationship - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the age of a 24-hour news cycle, there's really no room for eerie silence in football anymore. Even in the dead of night the proverbial presses can be heard humming, mobiles buzzing and flashing a furtive glow across the bedroom of a reporter meant to be sleeping.
Costa could face City after contesting ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Already cleared of a stamp on Martin Skrtel, it looks like Diego Costa might be let off the hook completely as he looks to appeal his ban for a second stamp on Emre Can, which would see him miss Saturday's clash against Champions Man City.
Manchester United set €150m aside to sign Real Madrid Superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Spanish media outlet AS, Manchester United have set €150m aside to sign Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale. The report claims that the Galacticos already knows United's intentions but are unwilling to sell the former Tottenham player.
Fubo.TV Review: Watch Football Matches Live and On-Demand - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sports streaming services appear to be all the rage of late. Companies such as ESPN3, Fox Sports Go and now Fubo.TV – delivering access to both live and delayed football matches. These services allow viewers the freedom of watching games they could not attend when live.
Liverpool vs West Ham Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Chelsea in extra-time on Tuesday night was only their second in their last 17 matches. Aside from losing to the league leaders in the cup midweek, Liverpool's excellent form has five points off the UEFA Champions League places at the start of the weekend.
Chelsea fancy move for Argentine striker after Cuadrado scalp - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have yet to officially announce the deal for Fiorentina right wing back Juan Cuadrado, but we can fairly assume, judging by the reports from several media institutions that the deal is pretty close if not done already.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is difficult to say that a game at the end of January is a title-decider. But with Chelsea leading Manchester City by 5 points going into their mouthwatering clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, it will be safe to say that a win for the Blues will make the deficit more or less unassailable for the defending champions.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The top two in the Premier League clash on Saturday evening as Chelsea host defending champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Both sides are on shaky form of late by their standards – José Mourinho's side have won only four of their last eight in all competitions, eliminated from the FA Cup by Bradford City and shipping five goals at Tottenham on New Year's Day.
Deal Agreed: Chelsea's Andre Schurrle off to Wolfsburg - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a boring and an amazingly lacklustre transfer window so far, it seems like we have some actions in store for the final few days. Thanks to Chelsea FC.
The Blues are reportedly closing in on a deal for Juan Cuadrado, and if the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed, Chelsea have already secured the deal with Fiorentina with Mohamed Salah going the other way on loan.
Manchester United star in negotiations for Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Brazil, Manchester United outcast Anderson could well head towards the exit from Old Trafford. A likely return to his homeland, Brazil seems likely with Internacional interested in the player in a deal worth €3.
Liverpool fan Akinfenwa delivers warning to Chelsea's Costa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea striker Diego Costa's aggressive performance against Liverpool during the Capital One Cup has led to an FA charge, for which he is all set to miss the crucial Premier League tie against Manchester City.
Almost Done: Star set to sign £100,000 a-week Liverpool contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While Daniel Sturridge's potential return from his long term injury would come as a welcome boost for Liverpool, the Reds are also on the verge of announcing of Raheem Sterling's new long term contract.
DONE DEAL: Arsenal and Chelsea target chooses to sign for Italian giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mattia Destro will completehis loan move toAC Milan, it has been confirmed today. The Italian striker has been on the radar of several top clubs in the past year or so, including Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea.
Manchester United given £35m 'Real' headache - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David De Gea's contract extension could become a real headache for Manchester United as Mark Ogden of the Telegraph claims that Real Madrid are willing to end till the end of next season to sign the Spanish goalkeeper on a free transfer.
Tottenham could allow £100,000-a-week star leave in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite rejecting offers from Paris Saint-Germain weeks ago, Tottenham Hotspur have softened their stances and are now willing to grantEmmanuel Adebayor a loan move to join the French giants in the January transfer window.
The Rise of Denis Cheryshev - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
He is the only player not named Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Man of the Match award (from WhoScored) 5 r more times in La Liga this season, he scores or assists a goal every 124 minutes in La Liga and only 5 players in the entire Top 5 Leagues have registered more assists than him.
Paulista to Arsenal: Angel Gabriel or Too Little, Too Late? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This week saw Arsenal complete the protracted transfer of Gabriel Paulista, Villarreal's Brazilian centre-back. Arsenal fans appear happy to welcome their new defensive recruit, especially one with a degree of top-level European domestic experience, but the thought occurring to many is simply: why did it take so long?
Sturridge returns but Sakho injury a big blow for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea intothe Capital one cup final on Tuesday night, the agony of a semi final defeat was not the only thing hurtingBrendan Rodgers' side.
Apart from missing out on a golden chance to win a trophy this season, the Reds have been dealt a massive blow as defender Mamadou Sakho picked up an injury that is likely to keep him out for a few weeks.
Liverpool need more than just goalscorers to succeed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool stormed their way into the title race last season as Suarez and Sturridge helped Brendan Rodgers' side chalk up more than a 100 goals. The free scoring Reds haven't quite been themselves since the departure of Luis Suarez and the injury to Daniel Sturridge this season.
Newcastle Fans Unsure Over Carver Appointment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Newcastle United announced yesterday that John Carver would become the permanent manager of the team until the end of the season. Carver has been in charge as an interim manager since Alan Pardew departed for pastures new at Selhurst Park.
How would Qatari ownership of Tottenham Hotspur affect the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Out of major stakeholders in Premier League clubs, only Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle United have wealthier owners than Tottenham Hotspur, with Joe Lewis who owns over 70% of the north London club having a wealth of over £4.
The Costa Debate: Does Diego Go Too Far? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
All the talk on this morning's papers has been with regard to Chelsea's divisive forward Diego Costa. Rugged, powerful and aggressive, Costa has been praised for his terrier-like qualities which have seen him seamlessly adapt to life in the Premier League.
Chelsea face three key injury concerns for Manchester City clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea may have picked up a famous victory last night over Liverpool to book a place in the Capital One Cup final, but it has come at a cost. The brutal, unforgiving encounter at Stamford Bridge, which went the distance and concluded in a 1-0 win for the Blues after extra-time, has left some key players battered and bruised.
Manchester United must sign Aymeric Laporte - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's pursuit of a world class defender to fill up the void left by Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand could see the club going for established names in the summer. The likes of Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) and Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) have been considered as potential targets, and the general feeling that runs among the fans and journalists is United will spend heavily in the next transfer window to bolster their defence and midfield.
Manchester United could terminate £90,000 a-week star's contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is expected to leave the club next summer on a free transfer. West Ham United are trying to sign him in January, and Sam Allardyce believes there is a 50% chance of the transfer occurring.
Arsenal plot shock cut-price deal for Valencia defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are close to officially announcing the deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista, as recent reports confirm that the Brazilian has beengranted the work permit to complete his move. You can read here my article Why Arsenal fans will love Paulista.
Juan Cuadrado transfer: Chelsea still in talks, no agreement yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As Chelsea prepare for their 'Live or Die' clash with Liverpool on Tuesday night, the Blues have other battle on their hands, off the pitch, as they still in talks with Fiorentina over signing Juan Cuadrado, but as per latest report, the Londoners have yet to reach an agreement with the Colombian.
£31m defender happy to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to eminent Spanish journalist Guillem Ballague, Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte would be happy to join Manchester United if the Red Devils pay £31m ( €42m) release clause to the Andalusian club.
Arsenal plot €15m move for unsettled Spanish midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With Real Madrid signing Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro earlier this week, Asier Illarramendi's future at the Spanish capital has been put under a huge doubt. Spanish media outlet MARCA have reported that there is definite interest from Athletic Bilbao but there has been no agreement between the two clubs over a possible transfer.
Chelsea's new Fantasy 'Done Deal' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last week, Mondogoal, a popular soccer fantasy website, announced their new partnership deal with Chelsea FC. It was their second major deal within this month, having already secured to a partnership with the La Liga giantsFC Barcelona.
Chelsea vs Liverpool A Modern Day Rivalry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea against Liverpool has become one of the modern day rivalries and tonight they lock horns yet again at Stamford Bridge for the 171st time in all competitions following last weeks 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Borussia Dortmund enter race to sign Andre Schurrle, Wolfsburg officials in London for talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Andre Schurrle transfer saga seems to drag on and on. The Chelsea midfielder has attracted a lot of interest from the Bundesliga this month, but has also stated that he would like to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal set for striker transfer; Deal possible - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the Telegraph, Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom could leave the club despite Arsene Wenger's wish to offer the player a three year contract extension. The report claims that Akpom is considering pre contract offers from Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord and FC Twente as he decided to consider his future at the North London club.
Possible Chelsea line up against Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are heading into the most crucial phase of their season both on and off the pitch. The quadruple dream is all but over but the Blues were dramatically dumped out of the FA Cup by Bradford City on Saturday; the pressure is on Chelsea to win against Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final on Tuesday night at the Bridge in order to keep the dreams of winning the treble alive.
Juan Cuadrado wants Chelsea move; Over to you Jose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Sky Sports, it is believed that Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado wants to join Chelsea before the winter transfer window's deadline day. The report claims that the Blues will need to pay £26.
Chelsea turn attention to £15m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While Chelsea are dealing with double deals at the moment in signing Juan Cuadrado and Douglas Costa, if the reports are to be believed, Duncan Castles in his Exclusive for Goal has claimed that the Blues are also interested in Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko.
Harry Kane vs Danny Ings: England's best attacking talents? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham are reportedly ready to offer £5m for Burnley striker Danny Ings. Other clubs monitoring the situation are said to be Southampton following Shane Long's injury in the FA Cup this weekend as well as Chelsea and Manchester City who are both looking to increase their quota of homegrown players.
Possible Liverpool line up against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool face Chelsea in the second leg of the League Cup tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night and the Reds need a victory to progress through to the finals. The tie now evenly poised with the first leg ending 1-1 at Anfield, and although Chelsea have the home advantage, Liverpool certainly have the fire-power to cause Chelsea another major upset.
Revealed: £16m Liverpool star was close to exit; Deal now unlikely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Parma President Ermir Kodra has revealed that the Italian club was close to join the Italian side but the club later pulled out as they were unable to conclude the deal. In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, Kodra said, "We were very close to Mario Balotelli, but we were unable to conclude the deal"
Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan in a £16m transfer but has misfired since joining the Anfield side.
Agent's comments sparks Chelsea midfielder transfer talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Let's start the day with a couple of transfer rumours surrounding Chelsea. According to reports from the trusted and reliable TMW website from Italy, Blues midfielder Ramires faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal plot move for Italian defender; Transfer Likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from the reliable TMW website in Italy, Arsenal are plotting a move for young Italian defender Giuseppe Scalera from Bari. Transfer Market expert Alfredo Pedulla in his own website has also claimed that the Gunners are looking at the 17 year old right back who could move to England soon.
Chelsea reach agreement for player transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in Football Italia, Roma have reached an agreement to sign Chelsea outcast Mohammed Salah. The deal is believed to be on loan with an option to buy or €17m. The recent developments have come despite Blues manager Jose Mourinho claiming it would take a phenomenal offer to convince Chelsea to sell players in the January transfer window.
Arsenal plot clever move to pounce on Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto according to reports from the Daily Mail. The British Media outlet claims that a goalkeeper is Arsenal's top priority signing for the coming summer.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Bradford City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have a very interesting week coming up. If results go their way, by the start of February, they could have one hand on the Premier League trophy, qualify for the Capital One Cup final and be in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Chelsea to accept phenomenal offer to fund move for £26m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has played down reports on signing Juan Cuadrado and has rubbished talks regarding imminent exits for Andre Schurrle and Mohammed Salah. The Special One said, "I shouldn't make any comments about players from other clubs.
Wenger: I nearly signed Di Maria for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal missed out on signing Manchester United superstar Angel di Maria for free, when he was just 17.
In Wenger's long tenure at Arsenal, he has missed out on signing several top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who nearly joined Arsenal when they were youngsters.
The Standard of Refereeing in the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The standard of refereeing in the Premier League has long been a matter of great debate. It is all too easy to criticise referee's but as you watch pundits and analysts show eight replays of an incident in super slow motion before lambasting a referee for not spotting that a centre-half actually got a toe-end on the ball before making contact with the man, one ought not forget the circumstances in which referees operate.
Better than Manchester United: Dream Chelsea 5-a-side team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Forget the 5-a-side dream teams that Manchester United players have been selecting recently. Here are some stats from Opta powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com that prove Chelsea have the ultimate 5-a-side team!
Five Underrated Serie A Stars Premier League Clubs Should Sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Opening up the papers from the past few days, one would find transfer column inches dominated by two of the biggest names in Serie A – Juan Cuadrado and Paul Pogba. There's a sort of fatalism in Italian football concerning star players these days, in that clubs don't possess the kind of financial clout to keep hold of them through the peak years of their careers.
How safe is Steve Bruce? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only four months ago you'd have been laughed at for suggesting that Steve Bruce's job could be under any threat. Having achieved promotion to the Premier League in his first season at Hull City, Bruce went on to lead the club to their highest ever league finish as well as their first FA Cup Final.
5 important facts Arsenal fans learnt from the win at Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
1. Arsene Wenger has not lost his tactical nous
It was quite unexpected for all football fans that Wenger had a trick up his sleeve for this away game. Arsenal fans did not have too much hope for this game, and pundits, like Gary Neville, were condemning Arsenal before the game had even started.
Chelsea's £26m masterplan for quadruple tilt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the Telegraph from yesterday evening, Chelsea are in talks to sign Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado in the upcoming days of the January transfer window. Cuadrado was linked heavily with Manchester United in the summer but the Colombian, who had a dazzling World Cup in Brazil, preferred to stay in Italy.
Football Money League: 8 Premier League clubs in Top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While European Champions Real Madrid continue to enjoy supremacy at the top, the 2015 Deloitte Money League features eight clubs from the Premier League the most from any country in Europe.
Manchester United, despite going through a disastrous campaign last season, have moved two places up in the second place, with the club reaping the benefits of huge commercial growth and are now strong favourites to become the richest club in the world in coming years.
Good News: Wenger confirms talks with Paulista "progressing well" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that talks with Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista are ongoing at the moment, but he is unsure whether Arsenal can land him before the January transfer window, because of work permit issues.
Manchester United make €80m offer for midfield maestro; Transfer possible? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from Italian media outlet La Stampa, Manchester United have reportedly made a mega €80m offer to Juventus for Paul Pogba. The reliable TMW website have also quoted Sport Mediaset citing the same offer for the Frenchman.
Five Chelsea players in top 20, Two Arsenal players in top 10 rankings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the latest edition of the EA Sports Player Performance Index Rankings, five Chelsea players have booked their places in Premier League top 20 rankings. Chelsea steamrolled Swansea City 5-0 last Saturday; the result that took them five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
How Santi got his groove back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As The Gunners glow over their most complete performance as a unit in years, answers are being sought as to how Arsenal managed to pull off one of their greatest results of recent times with a 0-2 victory versus Manchester City at the Etihad.
Five Players Who Turned It Around For Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following four consecutive defeats, a shock exit from the Champions League and a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, there were five players central in turning Liverpool's season around:
Lucas Leiva: He remains one of the most under-rated players in Brendan Rodgers' squad, but that hardly seem to bother him on pitch.
From Italy: €16m Chelsea target will not sign for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We have been tracking Roma striker Mattia Destro's transfer situation throughout the past summer. It was believed the Italian who was frustrated with his limited gametime in the Italian capital would leave the club.
Chelsea begin talks to sign €35m top-quality midfielder, deal close? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have begun talks to sign Fiorentina midfielder Juan Cuadrado, according to sources in Italy. Despite Jose Mourinho stating that an ideal January transfer window for him would be one without any incomings or outgoings, the Colombian is a player he is very interested in.
£16m Liverpool star set for Anfield exit in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have rejected Parma's offer to loan striker Mario Balotelli till the end of the season. The controversial Italian has misfired since joining Liverpool from AC Milan for £16m and his future at Anfield has been under intense speculations.
Newcastle vs Southampton Match Report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a tale of two deflections it was high-flying Southampton who came out of a tight encounter with the three points. No at their fluent best, the Saints were fatigued perhaps by their midweek FA Cup clash with Ipswich.
Chelsea chase €35m Manchester United target, January bid likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One of the curious questions I have seen asked by many Chelsea fans on social media is where the club should consider bolstering from here on. The current squad is choc-a-bloc with highly talented players with almost all of them are performing at a great level that seems like a perfect well-oiled machine.
Do Arsenal really need £15m Tottenham target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Soccerlens writer Tamojit covered a report yesterday that Arsenal are preparing a move for Roma's unwanted striker Mattia Destro. Italian newspaperGazzetta Dello Sport claims that Mattia Destro's agent willfly to London within a day or two to hold talks with Arsenal over apossible transfer move.
Premier League Relegation: The Battle at the Bottom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The battle at the bottom is as tight as ever this season, and at this stage at least eight teams are scrapping for their lives in the Premier League. We take a look at the sides from 12th to 20th and see who's best equipped to ward off the drop.
Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite remaining only a minority in European football, African footballers have impacted the game in our continent in a way which exceeds merely providing great individual talents.
Footballers such as George Weah and Tony Yeboah and, more recently, Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto'o have lit up the European game with astonishing ability; however, the style of play cultivated in Africa, visible both in our leagues and on the international stage, has added much more to the game.
Steven Gerrard: A Red legend who might have been a Blue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Football, like life, is often a story of 'what ifs'. What if Pele had played in Europe? What if Frank Lampard's goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup hadn't been disallowed? What Diego Maradona's Hand of God had been chalked off?
Stat Attack: Chelsea midfielder best in the world - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The guys at Opta powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken an in-depth statistical look at the midfielder's return to the Premier League.
In Chelsea's 5-0 dismantling of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, midfielder Cesc Fbregas notched up his fifteenth league assist of the season and became the first player in Premier League history to provide 15 assists in two seasons (2007/08 and 2014/15).
German superstar speaks out on future; Manchester United transfer possible? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It has been a quiet January transfer window for Manchester United after their spending spree in the summer. With less than a fortnight remaining for the winter transfer window to close, the Red Devils might not be signing any player.
Agent in London to secure Chelsea transfer, negotiation at advanced stage - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Transfer stories are often tedious, bordering on boredom,because it is damn repetitive. The same thing is regurgitated, here and there, in bits and pieces, and sometimes very little to add on even after weeks.
Arsenal look to Spain again to land second January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Image courtesy: Guardian
As I said in my last article, I was away from watching football this weekend. My Arsenal friends (that's how we call these days!) however kept sending me incessant texts after Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Manchester City last night.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Capital One Cup is the first trophy up-for-grabs every season. Two extremely successful teams in the history of the competition in Chelsea and Liverpool collide in the semi-finals for a place in the final in February.
Chelsea & United to make stunning move for €55m Real Madrid superstar? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Sunday The Express published an article with this headline "Man Utd and Chelsea could offer former Spurs star Luka Modric Premier League return." Despite knowing that is not from a so-called reliable source, still the inquisitive mind popped in to check the content.
Liverpool should use star as bait to land €30m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Glen Johnson's future at Liverpool remains highly uncertain after developments over the past few weeks. The right back has been under the scanner over the last two seasons as his form has been nothing short of poor.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: 3 key decisions for Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the first-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on the back of one of their best performances of the season. At the weekend, the Blues dismantled Swansea City 5-0 in what was believed to be a tough assignment.
Chelsea Strengths and Weaknesses After 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One half of the season is over, and I can imagine Jose Mourinho will be very pleased with the performance of Chelsea so far. Deservedly top of the table, and still looking very strong. However, conceding 5 to Tottenham on New Year's Day and being on identical points and goal difference with Manchester City will still cause some anxiety in Stamford Bridge.
Why Serie A is Missing Out on its Most Marketable Aspect - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
"Italian football has always been different, special," John Foot wrote in an addendum to Calcio, his history of the beautiful game in the peninsula. "The term ‘calcio' immediately conjures up a game fired by a ruthless culture: winners are always right, losers always wrong, and sportsmanship a sweet anachronism.
Premier League Player of the Season: Halftime Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We're over half way through this season's 2014/15 Premier League campaign, and at this midway point it's worth taking a look at who are the front runners for this years Premier League Player of the Season Award.
Isco vs James Rodriguez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A Real Madrid predicted line-up often has an irregularity. The third midfielder. Often, (before Luka Modric was out injured) the midfield would go Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco/James Rodriguez. There has been no definitive winner over first pick, although James had started 6 more times.
Five Things to look out for in the Premier League weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With gameweek 22 upon us in the Premier League, Manchester City vs Arsenal rightly hogs the limelight in a blockbuster clash. Several subplots are about to unfold across 10 games while we could witness how some of the January signings fare in their new colours.
What Can Jordon Ibe Bring To The Liverpool Team? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Image Courtesy: @PA
'One for the future' would probably be the line taken by most Liverpool fans when questioned about youngster Jordon Ibe this season, however Brendan Rodgers has decided to recall the 19-year-old from his loan at Derby County this week.
Wenger ready to replace Debuchy with Portuguese wing back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Offensive wingbacks in modern football are a rare commodity. Maybe the notion is not better known by any other club rather than Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had earlier allowed Bacary Sagna to leave the club and had signed Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.
Has the time come for Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger was relatively unknown in England when joining, but quickly gained the respect of the players, coaches and pundits, as he led Arsenal to the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first full season in 1997/98.
What Arsene Wenger should be doing this January in order to make amends for last Summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Usually in the summer transfer window, Arsenal fans are left anxiously biting at their fingernails for their manager, Arsene Wenger, to make his first move. It usually ends up with last minute transfer panic buys, which, in past years, has led to the introduction of players such as Andre Santos and Park Chu-Young.
West Ham vs Hull City Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Steve Bruce's Hull City side will head to West Ham this Sunday looking to get themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone. West Ham meanwhile, face no such fears, sitting pretty in 7th place the Hammers still have an outside chance of qualifying for European football.
Jose Mourinho expresses wish for quiet January transfer window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho was back to face the media ahead of Chelsea's trip to Swansea City on Saturday. Last week, it was assistant manager Steve Holland who was present at the press-conference, following a turbulent week in which Mourinho was in the news for his irate comments on referees.
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Super Sunday concludes with arguably the most-anticipated game of the weekend as defending champions Manchester City host Arsenal.
Manchester City have won six of their last seven at home in the Premier League but have conceded two goals in each of their past two at the Etihad Stadium – a 2-2 draw with Burnley followed by a 3-2 win over Sunderland.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Swansea City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea face a tough trip to Wales as they take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Blues have a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and will be looking to extend that to five before Manchester City face a difficult home game against Arsenal on Sunday.
Chelsea in negotiation with Roma, €17m deal offered, contracts ready - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has managed seven games this season in all competitions and 30 minutes in the Premier League only. It was evident his time at Chelsea is as good as over, and recent report suggests the Blues are looking to sell him abroad to Serie A giants Roma in the January transfer window.
Liverpool must do everything to sign Luciano Vietto - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a mesmerizing season in front of goal last year, Liverpool have struggled to find the net time and again this season. The departure of Luis Suarez and injury to Daniel Sturridge has left the reds toothless upfront.
Exciting Teenager in Liverpool First Team for 2nd Half of the Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have recalled exciting prospect Jordon Ibe from his loan spell at Derby County.
The England under-20 international originally joined the Championship side on a season-long loan but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers appears to have plans for the youngster during the second half of the Premier League season.
The curious case of Adnan Januzaj - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Flashback October 2013: Manchester United's disastrous season is about to get worse. David Moyes' side are down to a solitary goal against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light going into half time, looking down the barrel.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool look to continue their impressive form when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday, having lost only one of their last 13 games in all competitions and taking 11 points from their last five Premier League fixtures.
QPR vs Manchester United: 3 key decisions for Louis van Gaal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United would be looking to get back to winning ways, following their shock defeat at the hands of Southampton at Old Trafford last week, when they face relegation struggling QPR on Saturday in the Premier League.
It's beginning to look a lot like Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A man of the match display from their talismanic forward? The return of a key player met with the injury to another? A defeat to a top four side followed up with a routine win over a bottom half dweller? It's beginning to look a lot like Arsenal.
Van Gaal coy on January transfers, Falcao must prove himself - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United will faceQPR on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League keen to bounce back from their shock 1-0 defeat against Southampton last week at Old Trafford. Ahead of the match, Louis van Gaal spoke about injuries, January Transfer window and other issues.
Arsenal rocked by double Injury blows; What should Wenger do next? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems as if thee is no end to Arsena's misery when it comes to deal with injuries to key players. The Gunners have been rocked with two fresh blows as Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta have been sidelined for three months.
Hilarious! Balotelli does Ronaldo's 'Siiii' impression - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won his third Ballon d'Or award thisweek in Zurich. The Portugal international however became victim of jokes in the social media for hisstrange celebration in the Ballon d'Or gala where he made a strange noise.
Rodgers Outlines Liverpool's January Transfer Plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool will take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday at the Villa Park, where the Reds will be looking to make five away wins in a row in all competitions. Ahead of the match on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers in his pre-match press conference has discussed about Liverpool's injury news, transfer speculations and other issues.
The Progress of Asian Nations in World Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There is little doubt that football in Asia was given a massive boost by World Cup 2002 which was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea. It was doubly advantageous that the two hosts put on a good show on the field.
Transfer Lens: Arsenal Prepare £55m Bid For BVB Duo, Latest on Reus & Dybala - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
I have decided to shake things up a bit in my Transfer Lens column. Instead of jotting down all major transfer stories, I will bring here top three transfer stories from around UK papers and websites, with bit of analysis.
Chelsea should seal Marco Reus deal to become Europe's best - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho is building what looks to be an extremely formidable outfitat Chelsea. The current squad is one of the best that the club has had in the last decade and with the large number of youngsters, the future only looks brighter.
Deal Agreed: Krystian Bielik to undergo Arsenal medical tomorrow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have agreed a£2.5m transfer dealfor Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik, according to James Olly of The Evening Standard. Legia Warsaw has confirmed that Bielik will travel to London to undergo medical tomorrow.
New Balance Liverpool 2015/16 Kits Leaked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The new Liverpool 15-16 Kits for 2015/16 season made by New Balance have appeared online. The new Liverpool 15-16 home, away and third kit have been manufactured by Boston based New Balance, after it emerged that Warrior Football's parent company has been rebranded as New Balance from 2015.
Madrid set to offer €100m for Chelsea and United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Whenever Manchester United fans read any rumours regarding Paul Pogba, they would bite their nails in disappointment. What might have been the story had the young Frenchman not left the Old Trafford side?
Ronaldo's son big fan of Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Media might have created a notion before us that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two greatest players of this generation, the two players that play for rival teams, do not share cordiality between each other, but probably the reality is something different.
Paper Review: Falcao's agent hits out at Van Gaal, Chelsea can't buy Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are in the middle of a terrible media-created pressure. At one hand, fans are disillusioned whether at all there has been any progress since Louis van Gaal took over the managerial hot-seat at Old Trafford, as recent stats suggest United were at same points last season at this stage under David Moyes.
One German superstar resists Manchester Unitd move; Other to join soon? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There was very little doubt that Manchester United would be looking to bolster their defensive strength in the January transfer window. The Red Devils had been time and again linked with Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels.
What makes a Bluebird blue? Vincent Tan and fan representation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So, the Bluebirds of Cardiff are blue again. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan had a rethink over the Christmas break and, following discussions with supporters, agreed to switch the club's home shirt back to blue – a colour it last was two and a half years ago.
Liverpool star set for exit; £8m January Transfer likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Glen Johnson's future at Liverpool has come under intense speculations over the past couple of months. The right back's contract with the Reds expires in the summer and there have been no talks over a possible extension.
Liverpool fan's message for Jovetic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City are close to signing Wilfried Bony fromSwansea, which might open the door for Stevan Jovetic to ply elsewhere. Serie A giants Juventus have shown interest in him, but City are unlikely to sell him in January.
Liverpool's Lament - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There has certainly been no small measure of emotion for LFC fans over the last few days. One of this week's leading stories is that an unquestionably brilliant beacon of light, which notably shone the way for LFC to win the Champions League in Istanbul in 2005, has confirmed it will be no longer be illuminating Liverpool FC's teamsheet from July onwards.
Transfer Lens: Manchester United in for £195m Messi? £25m bid ready for French midfielder? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The January Transfer Window is approaching its second week and we have yet to see the traditional big clubs landing any new faces. But as always, there are constant speculations, and in this Transfer Lens segment, we bring out the best stories from UK newspapers today.
Arsenal send Law to secure first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have stepped up their chase in signing the highly regarded17-year-old Legia Warsaw midfielder,Krystian Bielik, as the club'schief transfer negotiator, Dick Law, set to arrive in Poland to secure his signature.
Liverpool keep options open to sell rejuvenated midfield star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's Lucas Leiva has been in rejuvenated form this season. However, there has been a lot of speculations over his future at Anfield over the past few weeks and a potential move to Italian side Inter Milan is mooted.
Robson: United signings better than £100m Liverpool transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Manchester United midfielderand club legend Bryan Robson believes that United are in safe hands under new manager Louis van Gaal and the club have made progress under him since the end of last season.
Manchester United leave door open to sell £265,000 a-week superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Radamel Falcao's Manchester United adventure hasn't simply gone according to plan. United were hoping that the Colombian who earns a reported £265,000 a-week would lighten up the Premier League but repeated injuries and lack of match fitness has meant he has scored just 3 goals and grabbed the same number of assists in 12 appearances in the Premier League.
Chelsea favourite to land €25m Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Reports today from the Daily Star have stated that Chelsea are willing to sell Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg to fund their move for Marco Reus. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder and with him being available for a relatively cheap price of€25 million in the summer, it is an opportunity the manager will not want to let up.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award for the year 2014. The Real Madrid star fended off Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer to the gong in a gala event held in Zurich in Switzerland.
Messi & Ronaldo comment on future plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the Ballon D'Or ceremony in Zurich, where the best footballer of 2013-14 will be announced, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi have commented on their future, that couldspark fresh speculations in coming weeks.
5 Reasons: Sissoko perfect for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has dropped a big bombshell recently, after the French midfielder openly revealed his admiration to join Arsenal, with an added come-and-get-me plea message to Arsene Wenger.
Boutline Review: Sharing the Beautiful Game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With thousands of eager sports fans clamouring to be on the waiting list, and some of the world's foremost football blogs becoming part of their close-knit partnership; its clear that 'Boutline', the newest footballing portal on the internet, means serious business.
Five things we learnt from Gameweek 21 of the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With yet another excruciating action of the Premier League coming to an end, game week 21 threw some obvious results with Chelsea and Arsenal ensuring routine draws at home. Manchester City however saw themselves held by an energetic Everton side while Liverpool rode on good fortune to win at Sunderland.
Deal Agreed: Liverpool set to sell player after agreeing bid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For a majority of footballers making a switch to the Premier League represents an upgrade in their respective careers. Over the past we have seen relative unknowns have gone on to prosper in the highest echelons of English Football.
German superstar must 'fight' to save his Chelsea career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Andre Schurrle had an interesting 2014. After becoming a regular part of Chelsea's setup towards the end of the 2013/14 following some exquisite performances, he was part of the German team that won the World Cup in June.
Louis van Gaal vs David Moyes: Same Old Story At Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
He told us to judge him after three months. Well it's now been five, and the fact is that there has been little improvement at Manchester United since Louis van Gaal's arrival at Old Trafford in the summer despite the millions spent by the Dutchman.
Liverpool to bid for £30m goal machine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the past few weeks, Liverpool have been linked with a £30m move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. Mark Burton of the Independent wrote in the weekend that Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring the Argentine to Anfield which would well pave for Mario Balotelli's exit from the club.
Oscar and Zouma star as Chelsea go two points clear at the top - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's lead at the top of the table had been wiped out in December after two defeats and two draws saw Man City pull level. On Saturday though, the Blues went two points clear at the top with a 2-0 home victory over Newcastle United.
Arsenal star 'just a step away' to complete transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from the reliable TMW website from Italy, young Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is set to leave the North London side and join Portuguese outfit Benfica. The report has cited Portuguese based media outlet A Bola claiming that Benfica representatives are set to fly to London soon to complete the transfer.
Liverpool should go all out for Milner - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Once heralded as ‘boring', James Milner has turned the ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None' weakness notion as a sign of strength. There is one thing that unites everyone when asked to describe the 29 year old-underrated.
Possible Manchester United lineup vs Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following their 2-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup, Manchester United host Southampton at Old Trafford on Sunday. Louis Van Gaal and Ronald Koeman renew their bitter rivalry in what promises to be an lip smacking encounter in the 21st game week of the Premier League.
Possible Arsenal lineup vs Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a routine 2-0 win against Hull City in the FA Cup, Arsenal now host Stoke City at the Emirates on Sunday as the Premier League resumes. The North London side currently lie sixth in the standings with 33 points, a place below fierce rivals Tottenham.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea look to get back their Premier League title charge back on track when they take on a manager-less Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues have seen an 8 point-lead blown away in the last month and are only top at the moment, incredibly, on alphabetical order.
Could Messi join Chelsea from Barca? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona, for most football-watchers around the world, is something unthinkable. The little magician weaving his magic wearing other than the maroon and blue of the Catalan giants is unimaginable.
Manchester United traget's price tag set at €20m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder even before Louis Van Gaal took charge of the Red Devils in the summer. We have also been reporting over the past few days that reigning Serie A champions Juventus are very much intersted in the player.
Possible Liverpool lineup vs Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland on Saturday's early kickoff in the Premier League. It has been an emotional 2015 already for the Reds with Steven Gerrard announcing that he is leaving the club to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy at te end of the season.
Arsenal vs Stoke City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A rematch from early December when Stoke City hung on for a 3-2 victory at the Britannia Stadium.
Arsenal will be looking to take three points for a fourth consecutive game at the Emirates and close in on the top four with Manchester United and Southampton meeting each other shortly after this one has finished.
Is Roberto Martinez falling back into old habits? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With Everton staying in the FA Cup on Tuesday night with an 11th hour escape, Roberto Martinez was spared growing pressure on his job at Goodison Park. Domestically, the Toffees have lost the last four outings, with their last win coming at home versus basement dwellers Queens Park Rangers.
Barcode Football Review: Football Management With A Twist - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a world truly dominated by fantasy football and the juggernaut that is FIFA, fans across the globe have been crying out for a new typeof addictive football game; a game to challenge the norm and have us hooked as we enter the festive fixture list.
Football vs Extreme Weather - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We can all count ourselves exceedingly lucky to be part of a generation privy to the wonders of modern football as it is today.
With an inordinate amount of time and money pumped into football every year now, we have the privilege of experiencing state of the art stadiums; complete coverage of the beautiful game from thousands of available outlets, online and off; and watching stunning athletes thanks to the very latest in training technology.
Cesc Fabregas wants to play with Lionel Messi again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Barcelona midfielder has revealed his desire to link up with Lionel Messi once again. The Chelsea midfielder's comments will fuel further speculations regarding the Argentine's future at Barcelona.
The Increase of Foreign Sponsorship in European Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Football is definitely a rich man's game and recent years have proven that, at the very top level of club football in Europe, it is a game for the mega rich to dabble in. Leading the way, in more ways than one, is the Middle East from whence oil revenue is key to the acquisition and development of some of Europe's top clubs.
Manchester United: Top 15 Victor Valdes saves - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have made their first signing of the January transfer window, after the club officially announced the arrival of former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes. The 32-year-old has signed a 18-month contract with an option of one further year.
Real Madrid superstar and Manchester United target reveals liking for Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid defender is being tracked by several Premier League clubs. Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are among the names who are closely monitoring his situation, as the player is yet to sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester United vs Southampton: Stats & Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Our friends at www.oulala.com a fantasy football game partnered by Opta have taken a detailed statistical look at Sunday's big clash at Old Trafford between 3rd placed Manchester United and Southampton who occupy the last Champions League spot in 4th, specifically from a detailed home vs away point of view and the results weigh heavily in one team's favour.
Liverpool's Suso to undergo medical at AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The transfer of Liverpool's highly talented young forward Suso to AC Milan is complete, with Italian media are suggesting that the Serie A giants have come to an agreement with the Reds to sign the Spaniard.
Liverpool deal to help Arsenal make record breaking transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Transfer Lens is a popular column used to feature on Soccerlens where we discuss one or two bizarre transfer rumours. I thought to revive it again, as we step into this fascinating periodof January transfer window.
From Italy: Manchester United target says 'no' to Liverpool transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roma's Miralem Pjanic is one of the finest midfielders in Italy currently. The Bosnian's future at Roma has been under speculation time and again throughout the summer. We had earlier reported that Manchester United had sent scouts to watch the 24 year old in action after there were uncertainties over his future at the Italian capital.
€15m Liverpool target faces decisive transfer decision today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Xherdan Shqiri's future at Bayern Munich has been subject to intense speculations over the past few weeks. After the Bavarians announced that the Swiss winger would be available to potential for €15m, a move to Liverpool was likely on the cards.
Done Deal? Manchester United 'beaten' in the race to sign Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Martin Odegaard is a special talent, make no mistake about it. The 16-year-old Norwegian is already the youngest player to feature for his national side and is tipped to have a superb future ahead of him.
Manchester United target's agent: 'My Client will be happy to move' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with Wesley Sneijder even before Louis Van Gaal took over the reigns at Old Trafford in the summer. A couple of days ago we had reported that Galatasaray are willing to listen offers for the Dutch midfielder with Italian side Juventus interested.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tonight Real Madrid head to the Calderon where they face their capital neighbors Atletico Madrid for the 4th time this season already. Atletico won 2 and drew 1 of the first 3 matches played this season already.
Agreement Reached: Agent confirms Liverpool's first January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After we reported yesterday that Liverpool midfielder Suso has reached an agreement to join Italian side AC Milan on a four year contract, the player's agent has also confirmed that his client is set to leave Anfield.
Good News: Manchester United handed double injury boost - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's progress under Louis van Gaal has been thoroughly challenged by injuries to key players from time to time, forcing the manager to constantly shuffle his side.
By the time we approach the round 21 of the Premier League, Manchester United have had 55 injuries to several key players from time to time this season, more than any other club suffered such ravage in the league.
Liverpool Transfer Round Up: Latest on Shaqiri, Lambert, Neto & Lucas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are expected to be busy in the January transfer window, with the Reds may not buy several players, but one or two fringe squad players could leave for pastures new. As per latest reports from Italy, Liverpool midfielder Suso could leave the club, to join AC Milan on a four-year-deal.
Deal Close? Club President confirms Arsenal transfer move is almost certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo has failed to establish himself as a force at the Emirates since joining in the summer of 2013. The striker has made just 11 appearances in the Premier League in 18 months and is yet to get off the mark in the goalscoring charts.
Chelsea working with Swiss architects on Stamford Bridge expansion plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea Football Club have taken steps to increase the seating-capacity of their home ground, Stamford Bridge. The Architects Journalhas reported that the club is working with Basel-based architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, to look at the possibility of improving the capacity to nearly 60,000.
CONFIRMED: Veteran goalkeeper leaves Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea Football Club have confirmed on their official website that goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has left the club and joined Leicester City on a permanent deal. The transfer story had been going on for almost a week now and Jose Mourinho confirmed it after the Watford game, but it has been made official today.
Di Maria: Ronaldo won't return to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United winger Angel di Maria, who joined the Red Devils in the summer, for a British record transfer fee, says his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to return to Old Trafford in future.
Chelsea trio worth €245m transfer value; Messi outranks Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The New Year didn't start well for Barcelona; Luis Enrique's side lost to David Moyes' Real Sociedad on Sunday; the club sacked sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta; his assistant and club legend Carles Puyol resigned in process; and now the media are speculating over the future of the greatest footballer of this generation, Lionel Messi.
Agreement Reached: Liverpool set for first January transfer; Medical soon - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If you are a Liverpool fan, you've got to feel Spanish midfielder Suso who joined the club's famed youth academy in 2010. The 21 year old who was tipped to have a great future for the Anfield side has been frustrated over the lack of chances ever since Brendan Rodgers took over the reigns of the Merseyside giants.
Door closed for Manchester United star, transfer almost certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United will do their best to sell striker Javier Hernandez in the summer; the transfer likely to happen even if Louis van Gaal decides against securing a permanent deal for on-loan forward Radamel Falcao.
Liverpool target doesn't renew contract; Transfer certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the past few days we have been tracking Liverpool's interest in Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto. The Brazilian goalkeeper's future has been under intense speculation as his contract is set to expire in the summer.
Should Chelsea go for Wilfried Bony? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There are goalscorers, and then there are serial goalscorers. The latter crop are, of course, much harder to find than the former. This rare breed of footballers, who have an eye for goal at all times, are the most sought-after by the big clubs.
Chelsea open negotiation, deal can be done in next few days? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The best part of any transfer window is its unpredictable nature. For instance, several media outlets were convinced few days back that Andrej Kramaric wouldsign for Chelsea, and now Leicester City have emerged as theleading candidate to sign the Croatian striker.
Highly-rated striker set to snub Chelsea for fellow Premier League club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Highly-rated CroatiastrikerAndrej Kramaric is all set to snub a move to Premier League leaders Chelsea and instead chooserelegation-strugglers Leicester City instead. This sounds like a baffling career move indeed, but there are a couple of very interesting twists that have swayed the transfer in The Foxes' favour.
Shocking Stats: Harry Kane better than Gareth Bale? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Harry Kane is enjoying a terrific season this term for Tottenham with 7 goals and 2 assists from his 16 Premier League games so far. The excellent run of form from the 21-year-old has won him rave reviews and has quickly made him a firm favourite with Tottenham fans, his name being sung regularly by the White Hart Lane faithful.
Dutch midfielder close to Chelsea return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Marco van Ginkel hasn't exactly had the time of his life since making his dream move to Chelsea in the summer of 2013. The Dutch midfielder, just as he was feeling his way into the Blues' setup and the English league as a whole, suffered an unfortunate anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury which kept him out almost the whole season.
Chelsea target Kramaric in London to solve his future within next 24 hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric is expected to be in London within next 24 hours, where his future will be sorted out. Chelsea are thought to his keen admirers,but the Blues are facing tough competition from Premier League outfit Leicester City to secure his signature.
UK Newspaper Review: Van's Money Talks, Gerrard & FA Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This is a new segment on Soccerlens. Here I will bring you all the latest stories published in UK newspapers, along with bit of analysis from my end, especially for those who do not have access to the original newspapers published in UK (read as global audience).
From Italy: Club ready to offer Dutch midfielder to Manchester United at right price - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If we scan through majority of Manchester United's transfer rumours published in daily newspapers, tabloids and websites, we get a fair idea,what type of transfers the club are trying to do, either in this January transfer window or next summer.
The Best Performing Middle East Nations in FIFA World Cup Finals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While Egypt was the first Middle Eastern country to qualify for the World Cup Finals, which they did in 1934, the second ever tournament, Algeria have a stronger case for being regarded as the most successful nation from the region at the world`s premier international football tournament.
Do Liverpool at all need to recall Divock Origi now? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to yesterday's reports from Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are prepared to pay £3m to Lille to cancel Divock Origi's loan deal and sign him permanently in January. However, French newspaperL'Equipe are claiming that the Reds in fact came with a second proposal of €6m excluding bonuses for the services of the Belgian six months early.
Liverpool yet to reach an agreement for Belgian forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Liverpool Echo yesterday, Liverpool were close to reaching an agreement with Lille, that would allow them to terminate the loan of Divock Origi and bring the player to Merseyside in January.
Fiorentina to decide on the future of Liverpool target today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to today's Tuttosport, Fiorentina are set to decide the future of goalkeeper Norberto Neto later today. The Viola club is set to hold a meeting today to determine whether to sell the Brazilian.
AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool: Possible lineup for the Reds - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool take on AFC Wimbledon in an FA Cup tie at the Kingsmeadow tonight. The Reds have already made it to the Semi finals of the Capital One Cup and will be looking to continue their good performances in the domestic cup competitions by securing a win against the Wombles.
Moyes wants Chelsea star should Mourinho let him leave? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mohamed Salah's arrival at Chelsea last January was greeted with a lot of relief by the fans. The Egyptian had proven to be a scourge in the Blues' backline over the last couple of seasons while playing for Basel, scoring three times in two victories for the Swiss side.
Wenger urged to make move for Tottenham target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has been urged to sign Morgan Schneiderlin in the January transfer window.
Arsenal have been linked with several midfielders over the last few months. Injuries to Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the poor form of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini has raised questions about Arsenal's strength in the central midfield.
Pardew, Palace and Playing the Returning Hero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Alan Pardew spent his New Year's Day watching on from the stands at Villa Park, watching his former club and soon-to-be employers Crystal Palace play out their second consecutive nil-nil draw since Neil Warnock was shown the door after a Boxing Day loss to Southampton.
Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid: The Streak Ends - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It had to happen at some point, and Carlo Ancelotti will be happy that it happened away vs an in-form Valencia, and with his team already at the top of La Liga table with a game in hand. The loss correctly reflected Real's performance as the team was outplayed by a very game Valencia that managed to take their chances when they had them (in the second half at least).
Dazzling winger set to sign 5-year-deal at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Raheem Sterling all set to sign a new five year deal at Liverpool by the end of this month, which should lift the air of gloom, a bit, following skipper Steven Gerrard's shock decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
Possible Manchester United lineup vs Yeovil - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After an unconvincing 1-1 draw against Stoke City on New Year's day, Manchester United travel to Huish Park to face Yeovil Town in the FA Cup on Sunday. Yeovil are currently bottom of League One and come into the clash at the back of three straight defeats.
Sergio Ramos set to extend his contract at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos is set to extend his contract following months of negotiations. The former Sevilla man has been linked with several clubs over the last few months, following speculations that the club and the player have reached an impasse regarding his contract situation.
Done Deal: Chelsea defender completes move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has joined Middlesborough on loan today.
The 21-year-old defender, who played in the famous 2-0 victory over Liverpool last season, was initially sent out on loan to Bundesliga outfit FC Cologne, but having failed to get a single minute of game time, Chelsea decided to terminate his loan deal.
Valencia vs Real Madrid: Statistical Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tomorrow, the reigning European champions travel to Mestalla for their 16th La Liga match of the season. Needless to say, Real will start 2015 with a very tough set of fixtures as they face Atletico at the Calderon in the Copa del Rey 3 days after the Valencia match and then host Espanyol before the return leg vs Atletico.
Rodgers to follow Wenger's steps at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool the club, the city, the people, fans world wide were rocked yesterday after skipper Steven Gerrard announced he will leave the club at the end of the season. It was indeed one of the saddest day for every Red-hearts, with tributesoverflowing on social media for the man who represents the club in it's truest sense.
Two Chelsea players in top 3; Rooney & Cazorla feature in top 20 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the Match Day 20 of the Barclays Premier League, we saw Chelsea losing their lead at the top of the table, after the Blues suffered a shock 5-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane.
Chelsea star could pave way for potential Liverpool signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
At this stage of the transfer window, it's all about 'could' and 'should'. The 'done deals' are likely to happen later when we enter the final daysof this month. We have an interesting transfer story here today, involving Liverpool and Chelsea.
Liverpool offered striker transfer for first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Let the rumours and transfers begin. Happy Transfer window guys. According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, MLS side FC Toronto have offered Jermain Defoe to Liverpool, the former Tottenham star who is desperate to return to the Premier League.
PHOTO: Everton star in Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with a move with Everton defender Seamus Coleman. Recently, The Guardian published an article, where they claimed United are targeting the highly rated Everton right back, as Louis van Gaal wants to bolster his defensive unit in January.
Deal Close? Tottenham set to sign Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
PSG youngster Adrien Rabiot is one of the hottest youngsters in World Football. The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Paris side for quite some time now with Arsenal heavily linked to be his likely destination.
PHOTO: Lukas Podolski completes medical ahead of Inter Milan move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Gianluca Di Marzio is arguably the most reputed journalist in Italy when it comes to believing in transfer moves. The trusted and reliable website have now reported that Lukas Podolski has now completed his medical before his six month loan move to Inter Milan is confirmed.
Liverpool can do without Bayern Munich's Shaqiri - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last season's title runners up Liverpool have been linked with several attacking players over the last couple of months. Departure of star striker Luis Suarez and injury to Daniel Sturridge has left the Reds toothless in front of goal.
The €15m Belgian midfielder liverpool must sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the Italian media, there has been friction between Roma and Cagliari over Radja Nainggolan. The Sardinians are reluctant to accept Roma's 10 million euro offer for the complete ownership of the Belgian midfielder.
Arsenal almost certain to complete £62m record-breaking transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sometimes I wonder how it might be like for Edinson Cavani to see his future being speculated week in week out in the media? I'm sure, he must be aware that English tabloids and websites simply adore him.
Van Gaal wants Dutch superstar at Old Trafford in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games in the Premier League, after they drew 1-1 against Stoke City on Thursday. Despite the obvious disappointment of not picking up full points against Aston Villa, Stoke City and Spurs, United fans should be happy to see the rapid progress the team has made under Louis van Gaal.
Agent persuades £16m Liverpool star to make January Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in Football Italia, Napoli are interested to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli on a six month loan deal till the end of the season. The Italian striker has fired blanks ever since his £16m summer move to Anfield and the report claims that a return to his home country is possible.
From France: Arsenal target €20m midfielder in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are expected to remain busy in the January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger desperate to bolster the depleted midfield areas.
Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta, all have suffered injuries at some of time this season, in fact, they are still out injured, and Wenger to add more bodies in that area, either on a permanent or a temporary move.
Liverpool target all set to leave club; Transfer certain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the reliable Italian website TMW, Liverpool target Neto is set to leave Fiorentina in the summer. The Reds are in desperate need for a goalkeeper and have been linked with the Brazilian over the past couple of months thanks to repeated mistakes by Simon Mignolet and Brad Jones.
Arsenal plot move for £25m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton's 2014-15 season is going from bad to worse. The Toffees finished fifth last season, just a shade away from fourth placed Arsenal but this term has been nothing short of disastrous. Manager Roberto Martinez needs to turn things around quickly else face the wrath of fans.
Manchester United target contacted for first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with Wesley Sneijder for a long time now. The Dutch midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League but Daily Express published a story few days back that the hopes of seeing the 31 year old in England is remote.
Liverpool star could make shock MLS move in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool captain and legend Steven Gerrard could make a shock move to Major League Soccer in the summer, according to reports.
Reliable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has broke the news that David Beckham's former side Los Angeles Galaxy are interested in bringing the former England captain to the USA when his contract expires at the end of this season.
Confirmed: Liverpool lodge bid to sign long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have made an official bid for Bayern Munich's attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. The highly rated Swiss internationalwas heavily linked with a move to Anfield last summer, but the deal didn't materialise then.
Possible Manchester United lineup vs Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United travel to the Britannia stadium on new year's day to take on Stoke City in a clash that will kickstart the set of matches in the 20th game-week of the Premier League. Louis Van Gaal's side will be determined for a win against the Potters after they were unlucky not to beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Deal Close? Manchester United set to complete €50m player transfer in coming days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The new year might just become sweeter for Manchester United fans in the coming days. This is due to the fact that Spanish media outlet MARCA have claimed yesterday night that the United hierarchy have taken the decision to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal in the coming days.
Manager claims Liverpool legend free to listen transfer offers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that club captain Steven Gerrard has the right to listen to transfer offers from other clubs. Rodgers believes that the club captain has 'earned his right' to discuss his future with any club that he wishes.
Madrid have 'trump card' in place to sign United and Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Marco Reus is one player whose future is going to come under intense speculations in 2015. The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with a host of European giants and could be set to leave Westfalenstadion in the coming months.
Should Real Madrid go for Reus? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In this era of football, when big clubs look for a new signing they usually search for talented, young, relatively cheap footballers who have existing set of skills that make them an attraction for other teams yet still posses the means to excel even further.