Photo: Chelsea loan out SIXTEENTH player of the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea goalkeeper Matej Delac has, quite incredible become the sixteenth player the Blues have loaned out this summer. The Croatian will spend the 2015/16 season at FK Sarajevo, the club where he was also spent the second half of last season, winning the league in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
VIDEO: Manchester United vs PSG Goals and Live Score - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United face PSG in the International Champions Cup today.
Manchester United will be hoping to secure a victory and continue their impressive pre-season form against PSG. Below are the lineups from both teams and live coverage of the score, goals and highlights from the game.
Man City's youth steal the spotlight on preseason - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In recent years, Manchester City and youth players haven't been mentioned in the same sentence positively. City though have been trying to change that as they have put a lot of money into their academies and facilities, and this preseason has shown their efforts are paying off.
Keeping Pedro should be Barca's main priority - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A player that seems to have been consistently lighting it up in the shadows of other superstars his whole career, Pedro is reportedly on the brink of a move away from Barcelona to Manchester United. This is a move that makes sense on Pedro's side considering his quality and lack of game time, but for Barcelona it is a transfer that can be questioned for multiple reasons.
Sergio Ramos snubs Manchester United to agree five-year deal with Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The transfer saga involving Sergio Ramos and Manchester United has finally come to and end. After a summer full of speculation, as reported here by reliable Spanish daily Marca, the Spaniard has decided to stay on at Real Madrid, agreeing a three-year extension on his current contract which expires in 2017.
Liverpool set for tug-of-war with Serie A club to sign Lucas Digne - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Italian club Roma are determined to complete a massive overhaul at the club this summer. After already completing a loan deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, they are now close to securing the services of Mohamed Salah, who has arrived in Italy to sign from Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho takes dig at Rafa Benitez's weight in incredible rant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho has opened Pandora's box again with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez. Chelsea fans have never been on good terms with the Spaniard,despite him managing them for a brief period in the 2012/13 season.
Chelsea facing crucial injury concerns ahead of Arsenal clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's final pre-season game before the Community Shield on Sunday ended in a victory over reigning European champions Barcelona, as the Blues concluded their tour of North America in the capital city of Washington DC.
Wenger wants Arsenal to sign the best defensive midfielder in the world - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger is interested in Barcelona defensive midfielder and Spanish international, Sergio Busquets. Busquets has been identified by Wenger as Arsenal's marquee target this year, after signing the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil from Barcelona and Real Madrid previously.
PHOTO: Arturo Vidal holding a Bayern Munich shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Juventus midfielder, Arturo Vidal on a four year contract. The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder had been linked with a move to Arsenal and Real Madrid prior to joining Bayern Munich.
Wenger reveals Arsenal missed out on world class winger, says deal was close - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the Gunners were "a few million" shy away from signing Eden Hazard before he signed for Chelsea.
The Blues won the Champions League in the 2011-12 season and the 24-year-old confirmed that he was joining the then European champions, snubbing the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, who were all after his services.
Mourinho: Hazard better than Manchester United legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that Eden Hazard is a better player than Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Madrid forward won the Ballon d'Or award for the third time in January, but Mourinho still insists that Hazard has performed better than the Manchester United legend.
Ramos, his agent and Florentino Perez call truce - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A meeting in China between the Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez, Sergio Ramos and René Ramos, his agent and brother, has ended in a peace treaty in Guangzhou leaving the door open for negotiations back in Madrid.
Done deal: Liverpool target Stevan Jovetic leaves Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Stevan Jovetic's nightmare spell at Manchester City is about to come to an end, but he will not be moving to another Premier League club. There were reports earlier on in the summer stating that Liverpool might be interested in signing the Montenegrin, but Jovetic has instead preferred a move to back to the Serie A, where he made his name.
Chelsea closing in on fifth summer signing, Mourinho keen on Brazilian - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having sold Filipe Luis to Atletico Madrid earlier this month. Chelsea are now in the market to sign another left back. Jose Mourinho'sChelseaare closing in on Brazilian Alex Telles from Galatasaray, after reaching an impasse with Augsburg from Abdul Rahman Baba.
Should the lack of signings be a worry for Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We are less than a week away from the 2015/16 edition of the English Premier League, as Chelsea get set to defend the title they won so comfortably last season. Their rivals, understandably, have had a busy transfer season, bringing in players in their bid to give the Blues a tougher challenge this time around.
Louis Van Gaal wants to sign a superstar for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has made a sensational claim earlier today that the club needs to sign a player with world class calibre, in the level of Hazard, Neymar or Suarez.
The Dutchman claimed that it is impossible to sign Cristiano because of the fee Real Madrid would demand, but his team needs a superstar in order to bridge the gap between them and the European elite next season.
PHOTO: Wojciech Szczesny arrives in Rome to complete move from Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has arrived in the Italian capital to put pen to paper to a one-year loan deal with AS Roma. The Pole was photographed at the airport holding the Roma scarf, as he get set to get his career back on track after falling out of favour at the Emirates last season.
Winger agrees four year Arsenal deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
History repeats itself. It's the only phrase that comes to my mind while writing this report on Theo Walcott. Deja Vu. After a fairly long protracted saga of contract unrest, Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has agreed to sign a new deal at the club, that will keep him at the Emirates till 2019.
Manchester United to sensationally hijack Chelsea's £38m transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have entered the race to sign John Stones from Everton, amidst widespread interest from Chelsea, according to a report in the Mirror today. The young central defender is one of the brightest talents in the country at the moment, and two of the biggest clubs in the league are set to engage in a tug-of-war.
Real Madrid to PSG: €120m for Ronaldo? No thanks! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid rejected an offer of €120m for Cristiano Ronaldo from PSG in what would have been the highest transfer fee in the history of football, surpassing Gareth Bale's €101m move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid.
Mind games! Jose Mourinho accuses Premier League rivals of trying to 'buy' the title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho commenting on Premier League rivals' big spending is pretty ironical, isn't it? The Portuguese hasbegun the mind-games with a fortnight to go before the season starts, by doing just that.
Italian international signs confidentiality agreement, hints at Arsenal transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Italy international, Marco Amelia looks all set to move to Arsenal this summer. It appears that Amelia will be the second goalkeeper signing of the season for Arsene Wenger who is willing to let go of David Ospina.
Will Arsene Wenger finally get it right in the transfer window? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Season after season, it's been the same story for Arsenal in the transfer window. Despite the club's relatively modestfinancial condition following the building of the Emirates Stadium in 2006, Arsene Wenger's inability to ruthlessly sign the players needed in the summer has cost them dearly.
Sergi Samper to Arsenal: 'Everything is a big lie' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Transfer window can be tedious at times. It is too repetitive and sometimes you find it really hard to frame an angle to the story. Most of the time it is the same old story being rehashed every where.
Bust up! Nike ended Manchester United relationship over ridiculous demands - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was revealed last season that United had secured a record breaking 10 year kit deal with Adidas worth in the region of 750 million pounds. However, Mail have now revealed that the real reason behind that was Nike rejecting United' demands.
PHOTOS: Radamel Falcao's first training session with Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's new season Radamel Falcao has joined up with his teammates in the Blues pre-season tour of the United States of America today. The Colombian, along with compatriot Juan Cuadrado, has returned from holiday following the Copa America in Chile earlier this month.
Deal close: Chelsea flop to be sold at a profit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mohamed Salah's move to Roma has gained steam and is set to go through in the next few hours, according to the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio. In this story covered by the website, the Egyptian will join the Serie A side on a loan deal worth€2 million next season.
Report: Chelsea to finalise winger's transfer move within next 48 hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mohamed Salah does not have any future at Chelsea. Jose Mourinho has confirmed it recently that he expects the winger to move elsewhere. Chelsea have an avalanche of attacking players in their ranks, five to be precise, and therefore there's no room forSalahin the Chelsea squad.
VIDEO: Frank Lampard tells Chelsea fans "I'll be back!" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Frank Lampard may have left West London last summer, but he still manages to make Chelsea fans go crazy all around the world. In a Q&A session with the Blues' faithful on the club's trip to New York, the midfielder addressed a huge crowd of fans, who were going absolutely ballistic at his every word.
'We cannot stop him from joining Manchester United' Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique further fuelled the talks of Pedro to United after his side's clash with LA Galaxy. The former Barcelona player confirmed that the club are powerless as far as Pedro's transfer is concerned.
Chelsea confirm defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have confirmed their defender Wallace has joined Italian side Carpi on a season-long loan deal.
The 21-year-old can play in multiple positions as he can feature as a right-back and also as a left-back. After being signed from Fluminense in 2013, he spent the last two seasons on-loan at Internazionale and Vitesse.
Out-of-form Arsenal goalkeeper targeted by Serie A giants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has seen himself go from first-choice to third-choice in less than a year's time at the Emirates. The Polish shot-stopper finds himself below both Petr Cech and David Ospina in the pecking order, andif reports today are to be believed, he could leave the club in search of more playing time.
Bild confirms Manchester United's €100m bid for Thomas Muller - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Germany Television media Sport 1 claimed that Manchester United had submitted a an insane€100m bid for Bayern Munich forward / striker / winger / attacking midfielder Thomas Muller, many took it a pinch of salt.
Third time lucky? Arsenal set to trigger €12m release clause for long term target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are seemingly interested in signing Barcelona's young midfielder Sergi Samper but the Catalan giants won't make it easy for the Gunners.
Mundo Deportivo has devoted a fair bit of pages on Arsenal's interest in Samper, claiming Arsene Wenger is making an effort to sign the 20-year-old midfielder, who has somehow grown frustrated at Barcelona due to lack of opportunities.
PHOTO: Chelsea defender completes move to Turkey - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We published an article in the morning, picking up reports from BBC that Chelsea youngsterKenneth Omeruo is heading to Turkish club Kasimpasa for a medical. It is no longer a rumour now, as we have the confirmation of him sealing the move.
Chelsea Transfer: Defender set for medical on Tuesday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea youngsters going out on loan is nothing new. Last season, around 26 players were sent out onloan by the club. It's a vicious cycle really. One that makes you laugh! Unless you're a Chelsea fan.
Pedro set to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez on course to join Manchester United, after Chelseadrop out of the race.
Jose Mourinho does not want Pedro Rodriguez. The Chelsea manager insisted that he has already an avalanche of options on the attacking front, five wingers to be precise excluding Mohamed Salah, and at this moment, there's no need to disturb the team balance.
Mamadou Sakho wants Liverpool exit, Brendan Rodgers must sign world-class replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho could be on his way out of Anfield this summer, after falling out of favour with Brendan Rodgers. The Frenchman has been targeted by Serie A side Lazio, according to the club's news website, La Lazio Siamo Noi.
Jose Mourinho rules out move for £22m Manchester United target, confirms Salah exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will not be buying a winger in this transfer window unless they lose one of their current players, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. The Portuguese said in an interview to Sky Sports today that Barcelona's Pedro is not his agenda, while confirming his interest to sign a defender.
Will Manchester United be genuine title challengers next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It looks like the master has taken a leaf out of his pupil's book this summer. Following the footsteps of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea last year, Louis van Gaal has looked to address Manchester United's problems from the last campaign nice and early.
Busquets rejects United & Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Shocked with the headline? Don't be. I was just messing around. Actually, there's a kid in the Barcelona youth ranks, Oriol Busquets, who has been attracting interests from Arsenal and Manchester United.
Oriol is a 16-year-old defensive midfielder, developing smoothly at Barcelona's La Masia academy.
Four Reasons Why Manchester United MUST Sign Pedro Rodriguez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Without going into much details about who reported what, the general feeling one gets from the press, both British and the Spanish, is that Manchester United areinterested in signingPedro Rodriguez from Barcelona.
Van Gaal ready to bid for £20m Liverpool & Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Luis Enrique insisted recently that he would not stop Pedro Rodriguez from leaving Barcelona (should he chose to do so), it inevitably left the door ajar for the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool to try their luck on signing the Spanish forward.
DOF in London, Chelsea to complete €25m transfer this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After months of transfer wrangle, negotiations, cajoling with varying degree of threats as well, it seems like Fiorentina have finally given up on their plans of signing Mohamed Salah permanently from Chelsea.
Will Chelsea spend £50m to buy Manchester United target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are upping the ante in their bid to sign highly-rated Everton centre-back John Stones. After a£20 million bid was rejected yesterday, the Blues are expected to come back with a better offer, reportedly worth£26 million.
Benitez: No Ramos joy for United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid manager Sergio Ramos will not be leaving the club and therefore won't join Manchester United, according to Rafael Benitez. The newly appointed manager says that Ramos is an integral part of Madrid's plans, and therefore there is no question of him being sold.
Chelsea transfer news: Tomas Kalas leaves on loan, Wallace to follow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have sent two more players out on loan, in a transfer window that has seen several young talents exit Stamford Bridge for regular first-team football.
The club confirmed on their official website that 22 year-old centre-back Tomas Kalas will join Middlesbrough on loan in the 2015/15 campaign, extending his time at the Riverside after spending the second half of last season there.
PHOTO: Yaya Sanogo joins Ajax on loan from Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ajax have confirmed the signing of striker Yaya Sanogo on a one-year deal loan deal from Arsenal for next season. The Frenchman was photographed signing a contract at the Amsterdam Arena, where he will be hoping to gain a lot more first-team football than he has at the Emirates Stadium in two seasons.
Should Benteke Join Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Christian Benteke's move to Anfield has moved a step closer to completion after Liverpool inevitably caved on Aston Villa's demand for the Belgians £32.5 million release clause to be paid in full. Manchester United are reported to be interested in the powerful frontman as well but are less compliant when it comes to the fee in question.
Long-serving Manchester United defender set for exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is close to the exit door at Old Trafford, according to a report in The Guardian today. The most likely destination for the Northern Irishman is Everton, with the transfer fee being close to£8 million.
Why Liverpool and Tottenham must take the Europa League seriously? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With yet another brand new Premier League season just a month away, there is enough activity in the transfer market for all the 20 teams involved to improve their squad. The interesting question though is whether Chelsea can successfully defend their title or either of the Manchester sides or Arsenal will snatch it away.
PHOTOS: Chelsea 15/16 home kit sponsored by Yokohama Tyres - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have officially unveiled their home kits for the 2015/2016 campaign. The Blues will continue with long-term manufacturers Adidas while there is a change in the shirt sponsors. This after the club signing a mega five-year deal with Japanese tyregiant The Yokohama Rubber Company worth£40 million per year.
Abramovich flies to Russia to seal £30m midfielder transfer to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea dominated the Premier League from start to finish last season, and therefore it is difficult to pin-point a particular area that needs drastic improvement. It is popularly accepted though, that the Blues still need a strong central midfielder to do well in the Champions League against the best in Europe.
Deal close: World-class Arsenal target set for transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It wasn't too long ago when Arsenal fans were going bonkers over the arrival of Arturo Vidal. A deal for the Chilean seemed very much on the cards, and with the club desperately needing to sign a central midfielder to pose a realistic challenge for the title, Vidal looked tailor-made for the role.
LVG could sell Di Maria; Wants Cavani in return from PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It has been a fantastic transfer window for Manchester United so far. The Red Devils have been proactive to address weaknesses in their squad and have signed accordingly tomount a significant title challenge for the coming season.
Manchester United favourites to sign goalkeeper replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The goalkeeper saga at Manchester United is one that has kept us hooked all throughout the transfer window so far. After all the stories surrounding David De Gea's potential move to Real Madrid, it was revealed earlier today that Victor Valdes would also leave the club.
What can Raheem Sterling expect from Man City? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Firstly I want to address where I believe Liverpool stand on the Raheem Sterling issue. Publicly they insisted he wasn't for sale at any price, when really having him on board had become a P.R nightmare.
Unsanctioned interviews, leaks to the media about not wanting to work with Brendan Rodgers and failing to show up to training were headaches for the Anfield sides press team.
Chelsea target keen to seal €20m transfer, Lawyers locked in meeting - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have been showing a lot of interest in young Augsburg defender Abdul Rahman Baba for a while. Back in May, French newspaper L'Equipe reported that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had been keeping a close eye on the youngster, who would cost around €15m.
Liverpool will hold talks with club to sign £32m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
'Who got the better deal in the Raheem Sterling transfer?' this is a debate that can go on forever. The English winger has joined Manchester City from Liverpool for£49 million, becoming the third-most expensive player in Premier League history.
David De Gea transfer: Real Madrid to pay €5m if goalkeeper stays at United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid are leaving no stone unturned in making sure that David De Gea will join them at least by next year. While the ideal situation for them would be for the Spaniard to leave Manchester United this summer, the club have made arrangements to make sure that De Gea doesn't sign a new contract with the Red Devils even if he stays on for the 2015/16 campaign.
Mateo Kovacic comments on Liverpool offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan's highly rated young midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer, and until last month, his transfer rumoursused to feature almost on a daily basis on all major Italian newspapers.
Manchester United put in 'expensive' bid to sign Stefan Savic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spanish newspaper AS have covered a story on Atletico Madrid's immediate requirement to sign a central defender. Atletico have sold two of their key players Mario Mandzukic and Arda Tura to Juventus and Barcelona, but Los Rojiblancos have nicely replaced them with quality forwards in Luciano Vietto and Jackson Martinez.
Signings of the summer so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Two weeks into the 2015 summer transfer window and there has been no shortage of moves in the Premier League. Newcomers Bournemouth and Watford have wasted no time by completing six transfers each to date, matching Liverpool as the most active clubs in the early stages of the window.
Stewart Downing returns to 'Boro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Stewart Downing has finalised his move back to his first professional club by agreeing to a lucrative 5 year deal with Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough.
Statistically Downing was the Hammers most creative player last season, scoring six & assisting eight, reborn in a central attacking midfield role which saw the 30 year old earn a recall to the England squad after an absence of two and-a-half years.
Photo: Morgan Schneiderlin in Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United announced the deal to sign Southamptonmidfielder Morgan Schneiderlinyesterday.
United agreed a£25m deal to sign the Frenchmanand the former Saints man becomes the fourthsummer signing for the Reds alongside Schweinsteiger, Depay and Darmian and has now been unveiled at Old Trafford before the Red Devils jet out for their pre-season tour.
Twitter Reaction: Manchester United agree £24m deal for Morgan Schneiderlin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have agreed a £24m deal for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The Red Devils completed a hat-trick of transfers worth more than £50m in the space of three days, in what it turned out to be an extra ordinary week at Old Trafford.
Manchester United weighing up shock move for £32m Liverpool's top target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United completed three signings within a spare of three days last week, and Louis van Gaal should now be feeling relaxed ahead of United'spre-season tour to United States, starting from Monday.
Liverpool locked in negotiation for striker transfer, deal likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
You know what's the best thing about Mario Balotelli? Despite all his eccentrics, poor performances on pitch, there is always going to be some club out here ready to take gamble on him.This time it's Fiorentina, who are ready to bring the Liverpool flop back to Italy.
Manchester United target €65m striker, £280k/week star set for exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are having quite the day in the transfer market. After it was confirmed that both Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin had agreed to join Old Trafford, The Guardian has now reported that another top-quality signing could be on his way.
Sir Alex Ferguson vs LvG Manchester United's change in transfer policy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United completed a hat-trick of transfersworth more than £50m in the space of three days. Italian defender Matteo Darmian signed afour year contract with the option of a fifth season, after completing his£12.
PHOTO: Asmir Begovic signs for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
At long last, there is some activity from Chelsea in the transfer market. After announcing a loan deal for Radamel Falcao a couple of weeks back, the Blues have now confirmed their first permanent signing. Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined from Stoke City as a replacement for Petr Cech.
PHOTO: Matteo Darmian holding the Manchester United shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have made their second major signing of the summer, after Torino defender Matteo Darmian completed his move yesterday. The influx of new players do not stop here, as German skipper Bastian Schweinsteiger, is on the verge of joining the Red Devils as well.
Done Deal: Real Madrid allow club legend Iker Casillas join Porto - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid have confirmed their legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas has left the club and will join FC Porto after two clubs reach an agreement on Saturday.
The Spain international has won every competition at club and country level and has been with the 10-times European champions since the 1990, where he came up through the ranks of the club before breaking into the first team in 1999.
Arsenal's €30m target says 'Yes' to Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Catalan newspaper 'Sport' has a front page story on Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez. Inside the headline reads 'Pedro se resigna y dira 'si' al Chelsea' which roughly translates to 'Pedro has resigned to not being a key player at Barcelonaand has said 'yes' to join Chelsea'.
Can Liverpool's New Coaching Strategy Work? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool fans the world over googled Sean O'Driscoll's name moments after his appointment as Brendan Rodger's new assistant manager only to scratch their heads in bewilderment and copy and paste the name ‘Pepijn Lijnders' into their search engines shortly after.
Deal agreed: Manchester United to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's bid to sign a world-class central midfielder this summer has been successful. According to the extremely reliable German source BILD, Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Red Devils is imminent within the next few days.
Next Season's Top Four Already Decided? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United achieved Champions League football last season and will be favourites to do the same this time around. Of the four the Manchester clubs have some catching up to do, so far United's summer has been relatively quiet with Memphis Depay and the soon to be confirmed Matteo Darmian the only additions to their squad, the exit door at Old Trafford has been more busy with Robin Van Persie the most high profile departure to date, Nani has also moved on and they are expected to be joined by several others including right-back Rafael, Northern Irishman Jonny Evans, striker Javier Hernandez and goalkeeper David De Gea.
Chelsea look to hijack move for €50m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have entered the market to sign a player who seemed destined to end up at Manchester United next season - Nicolas Otamendi. The Valencia defender has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer, but now a whole host of clubs are looking to sign him, according Spanish newspaper Superdeporte.
Arsenal locked in negotiation to sign €12m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal could be heading to Spain to join Athletic Bilbao in the summer, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Monreal has stated time and again that he is happy at Arsenal and enjoying his football at the North London club, but Spanish newspaper and especially Marca, believe that the former Malaga defender 'will' return to Spain in the summer.
Mourinho willing to pay €20m for Arsenal & Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez has rejected offers from Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, as he wants to stay at the Catalan club, but his situation could change if Chelsea put in a formal bid for him.
Done Deal: Chelsea to complete second signing today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Asmir Begovic is all set to become Chelsea's second major signing (the club has already confirmed a deal for Radamel Falcao), after reports emerged that the Stoke City goal keeper will complete his £8m move on Friday.
Bild: Manchester United's offer for Schweinsteiger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern Munich chief executive, admitted recently that German skipper Bastian Schweinsteiger is ‘flattered' by interest from Manchester United. He also added that he will hold a discussion with the midfielder, probably this weekend, to solve the situation.
Agreement reached: Liverpool target striker set for transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic's uneventful time in the Premier League is set to come to an end in the coming days. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, a deal has been agreed between the player and Serie A side Inter Milan for a move.
Done deal: Chelsea midfielder leaves club after 14 years - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Josh McEachran has left Chelsea after 14 seasons to sign for Championship side Brentford, the latter have confirmed on their official Twitter account. The 22 year-old was once tipped as one of the brightest young talents in England, but has faded away dramatically after failing to impress at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United star's exit is closer after club confirms talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is edging closer towards Old Trafford exit after Fenerbahce confirmed talks with the player and the English club.
The 31-year-old has one year left on his contract and the Dutchman admitted that he needs to play regular football during the 2015-16 season in order to make it to the national squad for next summer's European championship.
Iker Casillas' Real Madrid exit confirmed, De Gea transfer imminent? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid's sponsors 'bwin' have confirmed today via their Twitter account that Iker Casillas will leave the club in the summer and join Porto. This has, unsurprisingly, re-fuelled speculations of Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea's move to the Spanish capital to replace the Spanish legend.
Liverpool Transfer Business Almost Complete - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Five additions to the senior squad and four to the youth team one week into July is an indicator of how disappointing last season was. Brendan Rodgers has tried to avoid the mistakes of last summer's transfer window and got in early to beat off competition for the likes of Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner.
Manager confirms transfer, Player flying to Manchester for medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Matteo Darmian is all set to become Manchester United's second major signing of the summer, after reports emerged that a deal has been agreed with Torino. United are looking to wrapping up the deal at the earliest, as they want to include the Torino right-back on the tour to US when it begins on Monday.
Argentine superstar agrees personal deal, €60m Manchester United transfer likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Angel di Maria vowed to fight for his places next season at United, but he might not get the opportunity to do so, as reports from France suggest, the Argentine has already agreed a personal deal to join PSG.
Manchester United's £250,000-per-week star taking medical, transfer to be announced today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Robin van Persie is edging closer and closer to move to Turkish side Fenerbahce from Manchester United. Gianluca Di Marzio have reported that the Dutchman is currently taking his medical in England, after which he will travel to Istanbul to sign a three-year deal.
West Ham to sign Juve & Italy defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Angelo Ogbonna, the Juventus & Italian international defender is in London undergoing a medical with West Ham as Slaven Bilic looks to increase his defensive options before the start of the new season.
Of course this could just be an attempt from David Sullivan to save face after embarrassingly publishing a photo of Ogbonna on Twitter when announcing the arrival of Pedro Obiang whilst another target, Aymen Abdennour, looks as though he's on his way to Atleti.
Deal Close: Chelsea to sign Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Chile international Charles Aranguiz. The 26-year-old was one of the standout players for Chile during the Copa America, as a result he is getting plenty of attentionfrom topEuropean clubs, including the Premier League champions Chelsea.
Manchester United agree £12.5m deal, transfer 'could' complete today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are close to signing Torino full back Matteo Darmian, as per reports in Italy. Reputed Sky Italia journalist Gianluca di Marzio claimed yesterday that Manchester United had reached a personal agreement with Darmian, but had yet to agree a deal with Torino.
Arsenal, Manchester United and the five hottest transfers rumours from Europe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The summer transfer window is arguably one of the best things about football. While the lack of actual football is a major disappointment for millions of fans across the globe, the hype and excitement surrounding the signings of popular names, certainly gets us through the summer.
Arsenal, United and the five best summer signings so far - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One week into the transfer window and several new signings have been confirmed already. Several European heavyweights have beenflexing their financial muscle in order to get better and win trophies next season.
Good News: Manchester United goal keeper refuses to join Spanish club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United goal keeper David de Gea has returned from holiday on Monday and has started his pre-season training with the Old Trafford club. While he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, the Spanish goal keeper has remained tight lipped over his future.
Breaking news! Robin Van Persie to leave Manchester United next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has agreed personal terms to join Turkish club Fenerbahce. In an exclusive story by The Guardian, the Dutchman will leave Old Trafford after a forgettable year that saw him struggle to maintain his fitness and form.
Manchester United transfer: Winger to undergo medical tomorrow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United winger Nani is close to joining Turkish club Fenerbahce. The Portugal winger could complete his move within next week, after Fenerbahce confirmed on Twitter that Nani will undergo a medical on Sunday.
Manchester United: Give us Ramos, or forget De Gea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are set to remain firm in their stance on David De Gea's move to Real Madrid. The Red Devils will not sell their Spanish star to the La Liga giants, unless the latter agree to sell Sergio Ramos in return, as reported here by The Guardian.
Mourinho desperate to sell midfielder, Mendes to negotiate €25m transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho wants to salvage every penny he can for Juan Cuadrado, by selling the Colombian just six months after buying him from Fiorentina. Spanish newspaper Superdeporte has reported that the manager has sought help from his agent Jorge Mendes to negotiate a deal with possible suitors for the winger.
Marotta: Juventus interested in signing Juan Cuadrado - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Serie A champions Juventus have splashed big money this summerin addingtop quality playersto their already star studded squad. The Bianconeri are once again favourite to win the Serie A title next season and with the players they have bought in, it is expected of them to do wellin the Champions Leagueonce again.
Arsenal made official move for €150m star, player prefers Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Pedro Rodriquez recently signed a contract extension at Barcelona that will keep him at the club till 2019. The present contract includes a €150m buy-out clause, but that has hardly stopped major European clubs trying their luck in signing him.
Liverpool's dilemma with Spaniard, transfer announcement before 15th July - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems like Liverpool finally have learnt from their past mistakes. The Merseyside club haveconducted some great business early in the window, and plenty of ins and outs are expected before the transfer windowshuts down.
PHOTO: Chelsea midfielder joins Monaco, paves way for Falcao move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has joined French side AS Monaco on a one-year loan deal. In an exclusive by Gianluca Di Marzio, the Croatian was photographed signing the contract, in the presence of his agents Vincenzo Cavaliere and Federico Pastorello.
Done deal: Lukas Podolski leaves Arsenal in €4m transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In long-drawn transfer story, Arsenal have agreed to sell striker Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray. In a report by the ever-reliable BILD,the German will join the Turkish champions for €4 millionon a three-year deal.
Seven new reasons to love Rayo Vallecano - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
You can love them for the perennial punching-above-their-weight and €160 season-tickets, you can love them for saving an 85 year-old widow from homelessness, you can love them for their three-sided tiny ground that is overlooked by a block of flats in a working-class barrio with a real sense of community, you can love their fearless attacking style and eccentric manager Paco Jemez with his elbow patches, pink shirts, purple ties and quotes like"We're the shittiest team in the league and unless we realise that we will suffer", "If, as well as being small, you're a coward, you're going to get a beating from all sides" and"The people who say we're dead turn me on.
Done deal: Carlos Bacca snubs Premier League move to join AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
AC Milan have announced the signing of Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, subject to a medical, the club have confirmed through their official Twitter account. The transfer fee is believed to be in the region of€30 million, which was the striker's release clause at the La Liga club.
Winger agrees term, Manchester United transfer likely next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United winger Nani is all setto leave Old Trafford this summer. According to reports from The Guardian, Nani has agreed personal terms with Fenerbahce and he is expected to complete a move to the Turkish club within next week.
Terms agreed for €35m Argentine star, club waiting for Man Utd's confirmation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Nicolas Gaitan will be leaving Benfica this summer. At least Portugal media feels so. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the€35m rated Argentine star, while La Liga club Atletico Madrid have also registered an interest.
Chelsea's €35m target agrees five year deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arda Turan had made it clear they he would leave Atletico Madrid this summer. His agent echoed the same, stating interest from Premier League clubs, without mentioning the name of any club. As a result media continued to speculate about Turan's future, with clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona being linked with a move for the Turkish midfielder.
Manchester United: Pay €35m and De Gea all yours! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Three more days. Friday. Saturday and Sunday. If the reports from AS to be believed, Manchester United goal keeper David de Gea wants his future to be sorted within next three days, that is before Monday.
Done deal: Radamel Falcao signs one-year deal at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There's finally some positive news for Chelsea in this summer's transfer window. Well, if you would consider this positive, that is. A transfer rumour that has split the fans for so long has now been confirmed.
PHOTO: Costa wearing the Bayern Munich shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea target Douglas Costa has snubbed a move to Stamford Bridge in favour of Bayern Munich. The Bundelsiga winners confirmed the news on their official Twitter account, stating that the Brazilian had signed a five-year deal to join from Shakhtar Donetsk.