Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract at Old Trafford. The Premier League outfit have agreed a long term deal with the young forward and confirmed it on their official website.
The young academy graduate has been making headlines ever since his debut in the Europa League earlier this season.
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Westfalenstadion this summer and a former Gabon international has now confirmed that the player is ready to join Manchester United or Manchester City.
Former Gabon international Daniel Cousin confirmed that the player is interested in a move and will join a Premier League if the opportunity comes.
Real Madrid won their 11th European Cup on Saturday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties. After a 1-1 draw in regular time and no goals in extra time, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the final kick in a 5-3 penalty shootout.
Much of the talk prior to this fixture concerned the fact that this was a replay of the 2014 Champions League final.
Manchester United have made contact (and probably have started negotiating) with Valencia officials over the signing of Andre Gomes. At this moment, talks are reportedly ongoing between the two clubs, but no agreement has been reached as yet.
Serie A champions Juventus are looking to bolster their midfield this summer and have identified Gomes as one of their top priority targets.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to meet the release clause of Wolfsburg’s highly rated left-back Ricardo Rodriguez. Having already completed a deal for Granit Xhaka, it seems like the North London giants are aiming to sign his Swiss international teammate as well.
According to German newspaper Kicker, Arsenal are willing to meet Rodriguez’s €25m release clause.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a move away from Italy this summer and the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with the prolific Argentine.
Higuain has been sensational for Napoli ever since he made the switch from Real Madrid.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has signed a bumper new contract at Old Trafford. The Premier League outfit have agreed a long term deal with the young forward.
The young academy graduate has been making headlines ever since his debut in the Europa League earlier this season. The England striker has scored several important goals since then against the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Signal Iduna Park this summer and it seems that the Gabon international will indeed complete a transfer.
The Gabon national team’s head coach has confirmed that Aubameyang is in the process of changing clubs at the moment and has requested the manager to overlook his selection for the national team right now.
Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is set to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
The highly talented left back broke into the first team scene under Louis Van Gaal and has impressed since then. The player’s current contract expires in the end of June and according to recent reports, he is close to extending it.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the eleventh time after a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan.
The Portuguese captain, who had a relatively quiet game considering his standards, lashed the fifth and final Real penalty past Jan Oblak, with Atletico defender Juanfran’s miss proving to the difference between the sides in the San Siro after a riveting 120 minutes of football.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Gomes’s agent Jorge Mendes promised him to Manchester United if Mourinho takes over. The Portuguese manager has now been officially confirmed as the new Manchester United manager.
Having finally been officially announced as Manchester United manager, all eyes are now on who José Mourinho will try to sign to bolster his squad. According to the Guardian, Mourinho is looking at free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played under him at Inter Milan, and Willian, who played under him at Chelsea.
Manchester United have completed the deal to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager.
The Portuguese signed a 3 year deal with the Old Trafford giants yesterday and was officially unveiled earlier today. According to reports, Mourinho will earn around 36 million pounds over the course of his 3 year deal.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is determined to break up the Brazilian contingent at Chelsea and will look to sell Oscar this summer.
Conte believes that Chelsea have a very influential Brazilian contingent which disrupts their dressing room harmony and is ready to break it up this summer. Striker Alexandre Pato is expected to leave as well.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was linked with a move to Chelsea whilst at Southampton but the player ended up at Old Trafford eventually.
Now the English media are claiming that Shaw had a concrete offer from Chelsea and turned them down to join Manchester United. The reason for the snub was an unsuccesful chat with the then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
Welcome to Soccerlens’ live coverage of the Champions League final, Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid, featuring the very best from during the match including goal highlights and much more. Kickoff will be at 19:45 at a packed San Siro in Milan, with this the final European club match before the start of Euro 2016.
Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann’s agent has alerted several big European clubs by claiming the player is ‘listening to different clubs’.
The Frenchman has been the star-man for the La Liga giants all season, netting 32 goals in 53 appearances.
Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 from Real Sociedad but has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer after another successful season at the Vicente Calderon.
FC Barcelona’s long-serving full back Dani Alves looks poised to leave Camp Nou this summer after reports emerging that the Brazilian is close to joining Serie A champions Juventus on a three-year deal.
The 33-year-old joined the Catalan club from Sevilla in a £15 million move eight years ago in what was the first transfer of Pep Guardiola’s era.
Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia has claimed that he would like to stay at the club and be a part of Antonio Conte’s project.
The Italian was signed on a free transfer last season when Courtois got injured but the former Milan keeper has not had a chance to prove his worth yet. Amelia knows that he is far from first choice at Stamford Bridge, but he is ready to work with Conte.
Manchester United have been linked with several attacking players over the last couple of months and the latest name to be linked with a move to Old Trafford is that of the Benfica winger Andre Carrillo.
The Argentine winger is highly rated in Portugal and has attracted interest from the Premier league giants.
Arsenal expected to sign a top quality striker this summer and the Gunners have been linked with the Serie A stars Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain.
Morata appears to be a priority target for Arsene Wenger’s side, who are looking to win the Premier League this year. Arsenal have already strengthened their midfield with the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Its Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final with the match set for May 28th at the San Siro in Milan. Cup final fever is starting to sink in, with many busy sharing their preferred lineups for both sides. Team selection for the 2016 Champions League final will be the hardest of jobs for the respective managers and those who fail to make the cut are sure to be devastated.
Ever think your dog is trying to tell you something while you’re watching the game? How about your camel? Strange phenomenon, namely psychic animals, have been popping up during major international tournaments over the last decade, with one Paul the Octopus reaching celebrity status during the 2010 World Cup in Germany.
In an transparent attempt to endear himself to Argentina fans who have never really treated him as with the hero worship he gets in Barcelona and around the world, Lionel Messi has spoken about his desire to return to Argentina towards the end of his career.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner moved to Spain from his hometown Rosario at the age of 13 after catching the eye of scouts from Barcelona.
When it comes to major competitions, Italy always seem to be a force to be reckoned with regardless of form or personnel.
The Azzurri will enter this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament quietly confidently after sailing through qualifying and boss Antonio Conte has announced a provisional squad ahead of the competition in France.
FIFA’s deputy secretary general Markus Kattner has been “fired with immediate effect”, after it was discovered that there existed a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years.
Kattner took over as acting secretary general since his predecessor Jérôme Valcke was suspended and then banned from football for 12 years.
Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the 2016 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 28th at the San Siro in Milan.
From Champions League history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 Champions League final sure to be another exhilarating affair.
Its Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final at the San Siro in Milan, with the two sides ready for the biggest game of their respective seasons. Check out our predicted starting lineups, with the match set for a 19:45 (GMT) kickoff.
Jose Mourinho is expected to take over at Manchester United soon and according to reports from the English media, Manchester United laid the foundations of the move long ago when they paid Mourinho to reject other job offers.
The Premier League giants paid Mourinho a sum of 4 million pounds to reject all job offers and stay available for them.
German goalkeeper Loris Karius is all set to finalise his transfer to Liverpool.
The 22 year old Mainz keeper was linked with a move away from Bundesliga over the last few weeks and now the reliable Paul Joyce from Express is reporting that the player is already in UK for his Liverpool medical.
After a sorry season, Aston Villa fans found a reason to rejoice as the club got a new owner, Chinese businessman Dr. Tony Xia.
His dad was an agricultural technician and his mother was a housewife. Having been academically talented, “Xia Jiantong”, moved to the United States to study at Harvard and MIT, and has took a five-month exchange at Oxford University.
Jesse Lingard scored a dramatic extra-time screamer to give 10-man Manchester United their 12 FA Cup title against a stubborn Crystal Palace at Wembley.
Lingard, an injury time substitute at the end of normal time, lashed home a volley on the edge of the box with just nine minutes of extra-time to play to complete United’s comeback from a goal down, with the Red Devils winning a joint-record 12th FA Cup trophy – the first significant piece of silverware for the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
The Champions League is UEFA’s biggest competition and arguably the most important club competition in the world. The competition as it is today is a rebranding of the old European Cup, with the 2015/16 Champions League the 24th season in the new format, and the 61st in the history of the tournament.
Real Madrid will take on cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid on May 28th in the 2016 Champions League final at the San Siro in Milan, with this the 61st final in the competition’s long and illustrious history and the 24th since the its rebranding from the European Cup.
The match will be a repeat of the 2014 Champions League final in which Real Madrid triumphed over Atletico 4-1 after extra time in Lisbon, with an injury-time goal from defender Sergio Ramos saving the match for Real at the death.
Welcome to Soccerlens’ live coverage of the FA Cup final, Crystal Palace v Manchester United, featuring the very best from during the match including goal highlights and much more. Kickoff is at 17:30 in what will be a packed Wembley Stadium in London, with this the 135th FA Cup final in the history of the competition.
Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda has returned from his loan spell at Real Betis.
The highly talented Belgian midfielder claimed earlier this month that he would like to continue on loan at Betis and the La Liga outfit are willing to extend the loan spell as well. Betis have also confirmed that they are in talks with Chelsea regarding a permanent option to sign him.
Four Chinese investor groups are locked in a bidding war worth $140 million for one of the world’s most powerful soccer agencies, UK-based Stellar Group which signifies China’s growing appetite to enter the football world, and dominate it.
As per reports by Reuters ,the Chinese bidders incorporate model car maker Rastar Group (300043.
Real Madrid will take on Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on May 28th in what will be the third all-Spanish Champions League final and a repeat of the 2014 final in which Real triumphed 4-1 to win their tenth Champions League title – La Decima.
The win further cemented Los Blancos as the Champions League’s most successful side in history, with Italian side AC Milan second with seven titles.
Its Crystal Palace v Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup final at Wembley in London, with the two sides ready for the biggest game of their respective seasons. Check out our predicted starting lineups, with the match set for a 17:30 (GMT) kickoff in the English capital.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Lima is interested in making a move to Europe this summer and the player has indicated that he would be willing to join a club like Chelsea.
The Santos midfielder has been on fire this season and has been linked with moves to Barcelona and PSG as well. The player is not keen on signing for just any other club and only wants to join the very best.
James Rodriguez has struggled to make an impact for Real Madrid this season and there are high chances that the Colombian could leave the club in the summer.
The Colombian enjoyed a phenomenal campaign in his first season at Madrid following his £80 million move from Monaco after the 2014 World Cup, where he scored 17 goals and further assisted in 18, but hasn’t found the necessary confidence this season to reach his best level.
Neymar has enjoyed a great 2015-16 campaign for Barcelona where he scored 24 goals and assisted in further 12 in La Liga. He is an integral part of Luis Enrique’s squad and his partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is considered as one of the best trios world football has ever witnessed.
Scottish champions Celtic are hoping to unveil former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as their new manager as early as next week. Although no formal agreement has taken place, but reports suggest Celtic will make an official announcement by next Monday or Tuesday.
Rodgers will be given a £15m budget for transfers and wages to rebuild the squad.
Since joining Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United, Paul Pogba has developed into a top-class midfielder. The France midfielder is viewed as one of the young best midfielders in the world, but Pogba insists he hasn’t achieved anything yet and wants to become a complete midfielder.
The FA Cup is English football’s biggest cup competition and one of the most important in football. It is also the oldest cup competition in the world, having first started in 1871, with 736 teams taking part in the 2015/16 edition of the tournament. FA Cup final history is vast with many dramatic clashes taking place across its 145 year history.
Manchester United and Crystal Palace were given 57,000 tickets between them for the FA Cup final this year, which will take place on May 21st at Wembley stadium in London. Compared to previous finals this is a significant increase, with the FA often fielding widespread criticism about their reserving thousands of seats for the wider footballing community and corporate partners in past finals rather than them being made available for fans.
Its Crystal Palace vs Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup final with the match set for May 21st at Wembley. Cup final fever is starting to sink in, with many busy sharing their preferred lineups for both sides. Team selection for the 2016 FA Cup final will be the hardest of jobs for the respective managers and those set to miss out sure to be devastated.
Liverpool fans had to endure a tough night on Wednesday on their trip to Basel. Not only were they left heartbroken with a Europa League final defeat to Sevilla, but got themselves involved in a skirmish with the rival fans ahead of the match at St Jakob-Park stadium.
Sevilla had managed to sell only 7,000 of their 9,000 allocated tickets while Liverpool fans appeared to have occupied to be almost three-quarters of the 35,000-capacity ground.
Spanish giants Valencia have decided to sell their talented young midfielder Andre Gomes to Manchester United.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb (their Spanish version), Gomes is expected to join Manchester United in the summer. The report adds that Gomes will have to accept the club’s decision now unless he decides to force a move to Juventus.
Liverpool have made an approach to sign the Manchester United target Rafa Silva.
The Braga winger has attracted a lot of interest from several European giants with his performances this season and could join a new club next season. Manchester United have been linked with a move for him over the last few months and it would be a major blow if their bitter rivals Liverpool managed to hijack the move.
Both Manchester United and Arsenal need a striker in the summer and it seems the two Premier League giants are fighting over for Juventus forward Alvaro Morata.
Morata joined Juventus in 2014 for a reported fee of €20 million and has won Serie A twice during his time in Italy. The Spain international has had a below-per season scoring 11 goals in 46 appearances, but did put up a strong performance in European games for the Bianconeri.
Sevilla won their third consecutive Europa League title after coming from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 in Basel, with two goals from captain Coke ruining Liverpool’s dreams of a Champions League berth next season.
Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla: Match report
It was Liverpool’s second cup final this season, after their League Cup final appearance against Manchester City, and considering their first half showing, they looked to be on course for their first piece of silverware after Daniel Sturridge gave them the lead midway through the first half with a brilliant strike with the outside of the boot, a goal that was richly deserved for Jurgen Klopp’s men after a dominant opening 45 minutes in which three penalty decisions went against them and Dejan Lovren’s header was disallowed for offside.
Sevilla won their third consecutive Europa League title after coming from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 in Basel.
Daniel Sturridge gave Liverpool the lead midway through the first half with a brilliant strike with the outside of the boot, a goal that was richly deserved for Jurgen Klopp’s men after a dominant opening 45, but Kevin Gameiro tapped in just 17 seconds after the restart following a rampaging run from full-back Mariano to start their comeback.
An incredible season in the Premier League ended yesterday and it will go down in history as one of the most remarkable campaigns ever. It was truly the year of the underdog as Leicester City were crowned champions of England.
While the big guns Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United failed to impress, the likes of Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham scaled new heights under the tutelage of Ranieri, Pochettino and Bilic.
The brand new Juventus 2016-17 home kit was released on May 14, 2016. Once again, the kit has been manufactured and designed by Adidas while Jeep continues to be the main sponsor for the new Juve 16-17 home, away and third kits.
Adidas became Juventus’ main kit supplier at the start of 2015-16 season and have a deal with the Bianconeri until 2021.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer.
The Belgian has been on fire since joining the Toffees from Chelsea and is a target for several European heavyweights including his former club Chelsea.
The player’s father has fuelled further speculations about his future by claiming that he wants Lukaku to join Manchester United or Bayern Munich this summer and that his transfer should be sealed before the Euros begin (10th June).
The brand new AC Milan 2016-17 home kit was released on May 14, 2016, and the shirt made its debut in Milan’s 3-1 defeat to Roma at the final match of the 2015-16 Serie A season at San Siro.
It has been made by Adidas and the 16-17 home kit has been sponsored by Fly Emirates. The new AC Milan 16-17 home shirt introduces a bold look for the iconic black and red stripes and takes inspiration from the club’s nickname il Diavolo (The Devil).
Its Liverpool vs Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final in Switzerland today, with the two sides ready for the biggest game of their respective seasons. Check out our predicted starting lineups, with the match set for a 19:45 (GMT) kickoff at St. Jakob-Park in Basel.
Liverpool Predicted Starting Lineup: Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Toure, Lovren, Clyne, Milner, Can, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge
Chelsea have reportedly agreed on a £60m-per-year kit deal with Nike that will land them the second-most lucrative kit deal in the world at the moment.
Manchester United still have the most lucrative kit deal in Europe with their £75m-per-year Adidas sponsorship but Chelsea’s £60m kit deal is twice what Arsenal are paid (£30m) by Puma and is more than three times (£12m) what Manchester City earn from Nike.
The new Sevilla 2016-17 home kit was launched on 16th May 2016. It has been manufactured by New Balance, an American based company who also design kits for Liverpool FC, Celtic FC, FC Porto, Stoke City and national football teams, Costa Rica and Panama.
The 16-17 Sevilla home kit has been launched as part of the ‘Miedo a Nada’ (Fear Nothing) campaign for the 2016-17 season, which gives insight into the Club’s fearless approach to the new season, their desire to reach the pinnacle of La Liga and to compete in Europe.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is set to secure a permanent move away from Anfield this summer.
The controversial Italian forward failed to make his mark at Merseyside since joining the Reds under Brendan Rodgers. The player was then loaned out to AC Milan, where he struggled to make an impact as well.
Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has revealed that he is ready to complete a permanent transfer away from Stamford Bridge if the opportunity presents itself.
Kalas has spent the last 16 months on loan at Middlesbrough and has been a regular first team member at Riverside. The talented young defender is determined to continue his progress and will make the switch permanent in order to play regularly.
Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the FA Cup final 2016 between Manchester United and Crystal Palace. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 21st at Wembley in London.
From FA Cup history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 FA Cup final sure to be another exciting affair.
Welcome to Soccerlens’ live coverage of the Europa League final, Liverpool v Sevilla, featuring the very best from Twitter and the web during the match, goal highlights and much more. Kickoff is at 19:45 in a packed St Jakob-Park in Basel, with this the first of two showpiece European club football finals this month.
Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the Europa League final 2016 between Liverpool and Sevilla. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 18th at St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland.
Europa League history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 Europa League final sure to be just as exciting as the previous six editions of the newly branded tournament.
It seems like Arsenal are determined to finalise a deal for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka before Euro 2016 kicks off, but Borussia Monchengladbach are stalling on the deal as they look for a suitable replacement.
Xhaka has a contract at Gladbach till 2019 and Arsenal will have to pay a handsome transfer fee around €30-40m to force the German club into selling their prized asset.
Its Liverpool vs Sevilla in the 2016 Europa League final with the match set for May 18th in Switzerland. Cup final fever is starting to sink in with thousands of fans already descending on St Jakob Park in Basel, with many busy sharing their preferred lineups for both sides. Team selection for the 2016 Europa League final will be the hardest of jobs for the respective managers and those set to miss out sure to be devastated.
Liverpool will take on Spanish side Sevilla on May 18th in the 2016 Europa League final in Basel. Having struggled under the management of Brendan Rodgers at the start of the season, Jurgen Klopp has steadied the ship and is preparing to lead his side out in what will be their second cup final this season.
Euro 2016 is upon us and if you are wondering about your travel, accommodation and require a general guide to France, here at Soccerlens we have you covered.
GoEuro, a company that aims to make travelling across Europe easier by providing people with the tools to fully benefit from Europe’s excellent rail, bus, and air travel infrastructure, have together a detailed travel guide for Euro 2016 and they also look at the host cities in depth in terms of affordability, accessibility and football spirit.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was close to sealing his dream move to Real Madrid last summer. On the final day of the summer transfer deadline, the deal broke off, courtesy Madrid’s fax machine that failed to register the transfer details within the stipulated time frame.
De Gea signed a new United deal shortly after his move to Madrid collapsed.
The Europa League is UEFA’s second biggest competition and one of the most important club competitions in the world. Born from the ashes of the old UEFA Cup in 2009-10, the competition is the latest incarnation of the annual European club competition that has existed since 1971. Europa League final history is vast with many dramatic clashes taking place all over Europe in some of the most prestigious stadiums.
Roy Hodgson has selected his 26-man provisional England Euro 2016 squad on Monday which will be reduced to the mandatory 23 a week on Saturday, the day after the Three Lions play their friendly against Australia.
The England manager has picked up a young squad and wants his players to take inspiration from Leicester’s extraordinary achievement in winning the 2015-16 Premier League title.
Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer.
The highly talented attacking midfielder has failed to make his mark at Bayern Munich since joining them from Borussia Dortmund. Gotze’s contract with the German club ends next year and he is looking to kick-start his career with a move away from Munich this summer.
The Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson has announced his 26-man preliminary England Euro 2016 squad for the Euro Championships in France to be held next month.
Hodgson has surprised everyone by selecting Manchester United’s young striker Marcus Rashford in his preliminary squad. The 18-year-old only made his debut in February, and scored twice in his first match and since then has been one of the key performers for the Red Devils.
Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski looks all set to join Liverpool from Serie A club Udinese this summer, and the deal could be completed as early as this Wednesday.
According to Polish newspaper Przeglad Sportowy, Liverpool are close to finalising a deal for Zielinski after reports emerged earlier this month that the Reds had tabled a £12m bid for the 21-year-old midfielder.
Just one point separated Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table after 37 rounds of action as they took the field for the last league match of the season for the decision of where the title would go. While Real Madrid started the goalscoring earlier at Estadio Municipal de Riazor against Deportivo La Coruna, with Ronaldo getting an early goal, a win for Barcelona, against Granada would secure them the title, and only if they slipped would Real Madrid’s win have done any damage.
The Potters have released the brand new official Stoke City 2016-17 kits (home and way) for the upcoming season on May 6, 2016. The new 16-17 kits have been made by Macron, and it features bet365 as the club’s primary sponsor.
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Borussia Dortmund have unveiled their brand new official 2016-17 home kit for the upcoming season. The new Borussia Dortmund 2016-17 home kit has been made by Puma and it features Evonik as the club’s primary sponsor.
Well, it hasn’t taken long, has it? The raid on newly crowned Premier League Champions Leicester City is truly under way as French media outlet France Football reports that Arsenal have set their sights on signing French midfielder N’golo Kante. The 25 year old has had a stunning season for Claudio Ranieri’s side and was a key member in Leicester’s historic Premier League triumph.
Liverpool fans worldwide have been frustrated by UEFA’s decision to leave 400 seats at the upcoming Europa League final empty, while some Europa League final tickets have been put up for sale for as much as £3000 as demand for the showpiece event soars.
Tickets exchange websites have put certain Europa League final tickets up for sale at £3000 and above, with many Liverpool fans left disgusted by the inflated prices, and the fact that 400 of tickets reportedly earmarked for the club are to be used as a makeshift barrier between the fans.
France national team manager Didier Deschamps has selected his 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on Thursday. While most of his selections are justified, the inclusion of the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud ahead of Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa has raised eyebrows.
In the absence of Karim Benzema, who will miss the tournament after receiving a ban for his involvement in an alleged blackmail scandal from the French federation last month, Deschamps has included as many six forwards to his squad but named the in-form forward Ben Arfa as a reserve.
Everton have parted ways with Roberto Martínez and put the Spaniard’s three seasons in charge to the end.
News of the club sacking the manager started doing rounds a few hours before the announcement was made and the confirmation of his exit followed the resolution of talks between the club and the manager’s representatives over a severance payment.
Borussia Dortmund have signed the extremely highly rated teenager Ousmane Dembélé from Rennes for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old has been linked with a bevy of clubs, most prominently with Liverpool in the last couple of months.
Dembélé signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund and has ended speculation around his future in doing so as he caps off an unbelievable debut season.
Manchester City could find themselves in trouble if they are found guilty of buying a player under the legal age.
According to a report in Gazetta World, the club could be in trouble for buying Maltese youngster Myles Beerman, who officially joined the club in 2014 when he was just 15. However, according to FIFA’s disciplinary committee, Beerman joined the Premier League side from Floriana FC (in Malta) two years prior when he was 13, which is under the legal transfer age.
A game that was meant to be a dress rehearsal for next week’s Europa League final for Liverpool ended up with a lot to be desired from the Reds. Chelsea, more notably Eden Hazard has looked in delicious form in recent weeks with the Belgian having scored some gorgeous goals to make up for lost time.
Bayern Munich shocked everyone, and especially the Manchester United fans, earlier this week when they announced the signing of Renato Sanches from Benfica. It was unexpected and the announcement of the deal almost came out of the blue.
Manchester United were thought to be heavily interested in the 18-year-old midfielder and scouts have had watched him on several occasions this season.
According to reports from the Guardian, Liverpool have been offered encouraging signs to sign French winger Ousmane Dembele. The 18 year old teenage sensation has been in stunning form for Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes having scored 12 goals in his first season as a professional. It is believed that Liverpool are competing against their manager’s former side Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could be worth £28m.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest earning player in the world, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, according to the latest study revealed by Forbes.
Nowadays, players earn incredible amounts of money and top performers like Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez et al are richly rewarding by their respective clubs and sponsors for being the best players in the world.
Welcome to the 2016 Europa League Final info page. The most useful information about the Europa League final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options, TV coverage, links to historic Europa League final stats and lots more.
As well as European silverware for the winners, a spot in the 2016/17 Champions League is up for grabs as well as entry into next season’s UEFA Super Cup, with Liverpool and Sevilla both gearing up for the most important match of their respective seasons.
Welcome to our 2016 Champions League Final page. The most useful information about the Champions League final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options, TV coverage, links to historic Champions League final stats and lots more.
The Champions League is the most important European competition in the world and known as the pinnacle of club football.
Chelsea and Adidas have mutually agreed to terminate their existing partnership agreement prematurely.
Adidas have been Chelsea’s kit sponsor and sportswear supplier since 2006. However, much to the surprise of everyone, Adidas have confirmed on their official website that the agreement had ended six years in advance.
Spain striker Alvaro Morata joined Juventus on a five-year deal for €20 million in 2014. However, there is a high possibility that he could leave the Turin giants at the end of the season.
Morata’s former club Real Madrid hold an option to buy him back in the future. It seems Los Blancos are looking to activate that clause in the summer while there is also interest from several top Premier League clubs.
Rafael Camacho joined Manchester City in the summer of 2014 from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
The 15-year-old is a highly rated midfielder in Portugal, and is often regarded as “one of the best talents” to have emerged from the country in his age group.
Camacho has scored three goals in five appearances for his country’s under-16s, but it seems City scouts are not too impressed with his development, as they’ve made him clear that he is unlikely to win a professional deal at the Etihad.
On loan Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao says he might return to French club Monaco, despite interest from his former club River Plate.
Falcao made a name for himself as one of the best strikers in Europe during his spells at Porto and Atletico Madrid. After enjoying two wonderful seasons with the Rojiblancos, he joined Monaco for an eye-catching fee of €60m in July 2013.
Footballer Bernardo Ribeiro died after falling ill during a match in Brazil.
The Brazilian was playing a match for Friburguense on Saturday when he took ill and had to be replaced, according to O Globo. He was taken to hospital but later suffered a suspected fatal heart attack, according to reports.
Welcome to our 2016 FA Cup Final page. The most useful information about the FA Cup Final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options and TV coverage to links to FA Cup finals history and lots more.
As well as silverware for the winners, a spot in the 2016/17 Europa League is up for grabs for the FA Cup winner as well as entry into next season’s domestic opener, the FA Community Shield, against Leicester City who won the 2015/16 Premier League.
Liverpool FC have officially unveiled the brand new Liverpool 2016-17 home kit manufactured by New Balance on May 9, 2016 at a special live event on Monday night.
The Liverpool 16-17 home shirt is one again sponsored by Standard Chartered. Four first team players – Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Simon Mignolet, Jon Flanagan – supported by academy graduate Connor Randall and Liverpool Ladies duo Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding were present on the live event to unveil the 2016-17 Liverpool home jersey.
It’s that time of the year when Premier League clubs release their official kits for the brand new season ahead. Of the top 20 Premier League teams, so far only Chelsea, Liverpool, Sunderland and Leicester City have released their official Premier League 2016-17 kits for the upcoming season.
Premier League 2016-17 Kits Overview
Arsenal 16-17 Kits
Bournemouth 16-17 Kits
Burnley 16-17 Kits
Chelsea 16-17 Kits
Crystal Palace 16-17 Kits
Everton 16-17 Kits
Leicester City 16-17 Kits
Liverpool 16-17 Kits
Manchester City 16-17 Kits
Manchester United 16-17 Kits
Southampton 16-17 Kits
Stoke City 16-17 Kits
Sunderland 16-17 Kits
Swansea City 16-17 Kits
Tottenham 16-17 Kits
Watford 16-17 Kits
West Brom 16-17 Kits
West Ham 16-17 Kits
Chelsea 2016-17 Kits
The new Chelsea 2016-17 home kit made by Adidas was launched on May 5, 2016, ahead of their manager Antonio Conte’s arrival this summer.
German champions Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The German defender has agreed a contract till 2021, although Bayern have yet to disclose the transfer fee.
TRANSFER COMPLETE! #FCBayern have also signed @matshummels, with the centre back agreeing a contract until 2021 too!
Only three seasons ago, Riyad Mahrez was plying trade in Ligue 2 with Le Havre. His family and friends were not convinced with his move to Leicester City (joined for a paltry fee of 450,000 Euros only) due to the physical nature of the league, as they felt his playing style would be more suited to Spain.
Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to latest reports from Germany.
Over the past few months, Xhaka’s future has come under strong speculation, with several heavyweight Premier League clubs, including the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, been linked with a move for the Swiss midfielder.
Manchester City and Arsenal played out a thrilling draw at Etihad in the Premier League this evening.
The draw will come as a major boost to Manchester United who are now in the driving seat for a top four finish. The Red Devils just need to win their next two matches in the Premier League to secure their place in next season’s Champions League.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that his side are still in the hunt for a likely top four finish after the Red Devils secured a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.
While the result was impressive, the performance was lacklustre, to say the least. United failed to create enough goal scoring chances and could have found themselves on the backfoot early on had Cameron Jerome directed his free header goalwards.
The Premier League 2015-16 relegation battle is heating up after round 37 of Premier League actions on Saturday, with both Norwich City and Newcastle United dropping crucial points, and Sunderland moving out of the drop zone following their 3-2 win over Chelsea.
With Aston Villa being already relegated, following their 1-0 defeat at Manchester United three weeks ago, it leaves with two places and three teams fighting for survival.
Sunderland twice came from behind to secure a famous 3-2 victory against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. The victory puts them out of the relegation zone, with Norwich City having lost 1-0 to Manchester United earlier in the day.
Eden Hazard looked lively throughout the opening 45 minutes, with the Belgian heavily involved in almost every Chelsea’s attacking moves.
Middlesbrough will be playing in the Premier League for the 2016/17 season after they drew 1-1 against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside.
Cristhian Stuani ended a run of 1013 minutes in all competitions without a goal for Middlesbrough (16 hours & 53 mins) after tapping home for the home side in the 19th minute to set Boro on their way to a decisive point.
It hasn’t even been 7 months since Jurgen Klopp took over Liverpool and he has already guided the Reds to two cup finals. The squad has quite evidently been transformed under the German and what’s astounding is that all this has happened without him spending a single penny on any of those he has used for this campaign.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski this summer.
The Udinese midfielder is on loan at Empoli this season and has been fantastic all season. The Polish international has attracted a lot of interest from several European heavyweights including the likes of Liverpool and Juventus.
The wait is over! Leicester City are the new Premier League champions. While the Premier League title race may have already been decided, there’s plenty to look forward to, as we head for the penultimate round of fixtures.
Attention now shifts towards the relegation battle where three teams – Norwich City, Sunderland and Newcastle United – are fighting for survival.
Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s performance as “very emotional” and “smart” after the Reds secured an emphatic 3-0 victory over Villarreal in the second leg of the European semifinal tie at Anfield.
Villarreal manager Marcelino said prior to the match that his team “in no way will we be affected negatively by the atmosphere, if anything we will be affected positively, galvanised by it”, but it seemed they were not only outplayed but succumbed to the electric atmosphere created by the home fans at Anfield.
Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the Euro 2016 competition in France after sustaining a new knee injury in training.
Ahead of Arsenal’s crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City on Sunday, Arsene Wenger has revealed that the England international has picked a new knee injury which will force him out of action for at least six to eight weeks.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta is likely to leave the club at the end of this season.
The former Everton midfielder is expected to join Manchester City as a coach under Pep Guardiola. Arteta has played with Guardiola at Barcelona before and the Bayern Munich manager wants the Arsenal star on his coaching staff at Etihad.
Premier League giants Arsenal have set their sight on signing Leicester City’s midfield engine N’Golo Kante, with Arsene Wenger looking to bolster his midfield department this summer.
Kante was beaten to the PFA and FWA player of the year awards by his club team-mates Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, but he has been equally pivotal behind Leicester’s maiden Premier League title triumph.
Serie A champions Juventus have made it clear the club won’t sell Paul Pogba in the summer. The Frenchman has enjoyed another great season with the Turin giants, and has played a key role for the Bianconeri in securing their fifth consecutive Scudetto this season.
Not for the first time, Pogba has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs this summer, but Juventus are looking to hold on to their star midfielder.
Manchester United target Jose Mourinho was spotted in London taking a casual stroll through the city earlier today.
The Portuguese manager is out of a job right now and was sacked by Chelsea earlier this season. The world class manager is eyeing his route back into management with Premier League giants Manchester United this summer.
Despite making 25 Premier League appearances, including 10 starts for Liverpool, Jordon Ibe seems far from happy with his progress at the club, and he is looking for regular opportunities elsewhere to rebuild his fragile confidence.
Ibe, comfortable playing on both flanks, hasn’t quite filled the boots left by Raheem Sterling, but at 20, he still has time on his side to develop into a terrific player.
Recently the American politician Donald Trump launched a scathing attack towards the Latin Americans during a speech and now an Argentine TV channel has produced a viral advert for the upcoming 2016 Copa América based on Trump’s message to the United States.
The advert perfectly synchronizes it’s visual with Trump’s comments towards the Latin Americans.
Real Madrid take on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final and Los Blancos will be looking to join cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition with a win tonight.
Atletico Madrid managed to see off Bayern Munich in the semi-final yesterday and Zidane will be hoping for a similar result against Manchester City.
Despite struggling to find consistency for large part of the 2015/16 campaign, Manchester United find themselves in an FA Cup final, while are vying for a top four finish with three games left to play.
Louis van Gaal hopes to bring the first price of silverware to Old Trafford in three years, but the Dutchman admits the expectations are too high at the club, while they’re still in transitions.
Liverpool are looking to make a move for highly rated Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore this summer.
Pastore has been in and out of the Paris Saint-Germain side over the last couple of season and it is believed that the 26-year-old will consider a move away this summer.
Earlier it was reported that Chelsea are interested in the Argentine attacking midfielder and now the Italian media are claiming that the Blues have already begun discussions with the player’s representatives regarding a summer transfer.
They say everyone gets to witness at least one miracle during their lifetime. Leicester City took away ours. Pinch hair repeatedly to check if it’s real, and still it is hard to believe that Leicester have been crowned the new Champions of England. After Eden Hazard curled the ball into the far corner, and Tottenham’s all hopes had fade away on Monday night, a city, 89 miles away from London, erupted in unbridled joy.
Emre Can was forced to withdraw from Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund in the quarter final of the Europa League at Anfield, and seemed like the German’s season had come to an abrupt end. However, he has made a shock recovery from his ankle injury and could be in contention to face Villarreal on Thursday night.
Long-term Manchester United transfer target John Stones could be heading to Etihad after Manchester City offered 50 million Euros for his services.
Spanish outlet El Correo are reporting that Manchester City are desperate to sign Stones and Laporte this summer. The Premier League giants are ready to splash a combined total of 100 million Euros on the two defenders.
Leicester City are crowned the 2015/16 Premier League champions, following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs needed a win to keep their title hopes alive, and at half-time it looked like they would manage the take the title race for another weekend, when goals from Harry Kane and Son put them 2-0 ahead.
For the second successive season running, Northern England’s two famous clubs – Newcastle United and Sunderland – are involved in a relegation dog fight. Swansea City have confirmed their safety after beating Liverpool 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday lunch time. West Brom, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are likely to stay up as well.
Simon Mignolet has been one of the most underwhelming performers of the season. The Liverpool goalkeeper’s errors have directly contributed to the Reds losing multiple games from winning positions. Liverpool have made the most number of defensive errors in Europe’s top 5 leagues which illustrates the fact that they’re just not doing well defensively.
The second legs of the two Champions League semi-finals take place this week, with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo struggling to be fit for his side’s clash against Manchester City on Wednesday, while Los Blancos’ Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid are hoping to deal a fatal blow to Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
It’s almost time. Time for 24 of Europe’s best nations to battle it out across the channel in France for the chance to be crowned European Champions for 2016. It’s also almost time for plenty of fans to start packing. Their epic Euro 2016 road trip is about to begin.
For many fans supporting England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, reaching French soil will be simply a matter to discuss with their respective wallets.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year for the 2015/16 season, following the footsteps of fellow team-mate Riyad Mahrez, who was named PFA player of the year a week ago.
Congratulations to @vardy7, who has been named the Football Writers Association’s Footballer of the Year!