SoccerLens Archives for January 2017

5 most improved players at Chelsea this season

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It’s been quite the turnaround at Chelsea Football Club under Antonio Conte this season. The Blues followed up their title-winning 2014/15 campaign with a 10th-placed finish last year, in a series of events which included the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese seemed very well settled at Stamford Bridge when in season started in August 2015, and looked to be in it for the long haul for the first time in his career.

4-2-3-1 vs Hull: Mourinho's strongest possible Man Utd lineup for this week's PL clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Hull City Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester United vs Hull City
Premier League 2016/17
1st February, 20:00 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Hull City live on NBC Sports (US)

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host Hull City in the Premier League this week and the Red Devils will be looking to continue their impressive home form with a win here.

Mourinho confirms Man Utd could sanction transfer for £110k-per-week winger before Tuesday

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Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, has confirmed that Ashley Young could leave the club before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. Young was an unused substitute in United’s 4-0 home win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

Dimitri Payet completes £25m move to Marseille

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Dimitri Payet has completed his move to Marseille from West Ham on Sunday night. The 29-year-old forward has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract after a £25m deal was agreed upon between the clubs earlier in the day.

A statement on West Ham’s official website read:

“West Ham United have sold Dimitri Payet to Olympique de Marseille for a fee of £25m.

Leeds United expecting to complete transfer of PL striker before Tuesday

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Championship club, Leeds United, are expecting to sign West Ham striker, Ashley Fletcher, on loan in the January transfer window.

The young striker joined the Hammers last summer from Manchester United. He has impressed every time he has been called upon, but has struggled to find regular game time under his belt.

4-2-3-1 vs Watford: Wenger without these 5 Arsenal players for vital PL clash this week; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Watford Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Premier League fixture.

Arsenal vs Watford
Premier League 2016/17
31st January, 19:45 pm BST
Emirates, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Watford live on NBC Sports (US)

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal will be looking to close the gap with Premier League leaders Chelsea when they host Watford at Emirates this week.

Chelsea launch second bid for Celtic goalkeeper

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Chelsea, the Premier League leaders, are not expected to sign any new player in the remaining 48 hours of the January transfer window. However, the Blues could be involved in one or two outgoing transfers.

One of the players who could leave before Tuesday night is goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

4-3-3 v Chelsea: Key Liverpool duo could miss out, Klopp already without these 2; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs Chelsea
Premier League 2016/17
31st January, 20:00 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Chelsea live on BT Sport 1

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Chelsea in the Premier League this week and it will be a massive game for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

USA 0-0 Serbia: Bruce Arena returns to the helm with disappointing draw

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The United States started off 2017 and Bruce Arena’s second stint as manager with a disappointing 0-0 draw against a weak Serbian side. While the US team looked comfortable in possession, they failed to break the deadlock and even struggled to create good chances (1 shot on target).

Chelsea Round Up: PL club complete transfer of midfielder; Conte interested in PSG player

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Chelsea midfielder, Mukhtar Ali, has joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan until the end of the season. The Blues have confirmed the news on their official website.

The 19-year-old midfielder was a regular player in Chelsea’s UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup-winning sides last season.

4-3-3 vs Betis: Enrique without these 3 Barcelona first team players for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Betis vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Betis vs Barcelona
Liga BBVA 2016/17
29th January, 11:00 pm BST
Villamarin, Betis
Live Stream: Watch Real Betis vs Barcelona live on Sky Sports 2

Real Betis Team News & Preview

Real Betis host Barcelona in La Liga this weekend and they will be looking to extend their impressive run of form at the Villamarin with a win over the Spanish champions.

Liverpool vs Wolves: 3 things we learned from Liverpool's shambolic loss

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Liverpool lost just two games at Anfield during the whole of 2016. They’ve already lost three in the first month of 2017.

A miserable one-week spell means Liverpool have managed to crash out of both the League Cup and the FA Cup, and from being genuine title challengers, are now 10 points behind league favourites Chelsea, who they face on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte would love to sign £80k-per-week Arsenal target in January

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Real Madrid striker, Alvaro Morata, has vowed to stay at the club and fight for his place, but speculations on his future are rife.

Morata left Juventus last summer to return to his former club. However, he has failed to shine under Zinedine Zidane, and has found opportunities hard to come by.

Manchester United ready to conduct record transfer for £300k-per-week star

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Manchester United are reportedly willing to sanction Wayne Rooney’s departure to China within the next month. A host of Chinese clubs have made it clear that they are prepared to make a record-breaking £140m offer for Rooney.

According to reports from the Mirror, Rooney could overtake £650,000-a-week Carlos Tevez as the world’s highest paid footballer.

Chelsea agree deal for defender; player excited to have joined a very big club

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Chelsea defender, Dion Conroy, has joined Swindon Town in the January transfer window. The player says he is excited to have joined a “very big club”.

Swindon Town have confirmed the move on the club’s official twitter handle. The player will wear the number 25 shirt for his new club.

Chelsea ready to finalise deal for experienced defender before Tuesday's deadline day

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After spending nine successful years at Stamford Bridge, it might be curtains for Branislav Ivanovic’s Chelsea career, if reports are to be believed.

With four days to go for the January transfer window to slam shut, clubs like Crystal Palace, Leicester City, West Brom and Zenit St. Petersburg are queuing up to sign the Serbian defender.

Liverpool complete fifth January transfer: Reds agree deal for 20-year-old midfielder

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Liverpool midfielder, Cameron Brannagan, has joined Fleetwood Town on loan till the end of the season.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Cameron Brannagan has joined Fleetwood Town on loan until the end of the season, Liverpool FC can confirm.

Jose Mourinho urges this underperforming Manchester United forward to prove his worth

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has thrown down the gauntlet to Anthony Martial, when he said that the striker’s starting spot against Wigan in the FA Cup this Sunday is an audition for a Premier League starting spot.

When he was asked how Martial had responded to his omission in the EFL Cup tie against Hull in the midweek, Mourinho said: “I don’t know.

4-3-3 vs Sociedad: Zidane without 5 key Real Madrid stars this week, could lose 2 more; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Liga BBVA 2016/17
29th January, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad live on Sky Sports 1

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

League leaders Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in La Liga this weekend.

4-2-3-1 v Wigan: Mourinho without this top class Man Utd star for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Wigan Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.

Manchester United vs Wigan
FA Cup 2016/17
29th January, 16:00 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Wigan live on Fox Soccer 2GO (US)

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host Wigan in the FA Cup this weekend and the Red Devils will be hoping to progress in another cup competition.

4-2-3-1 vs Southampton: Wenger without these 7 Arsenal players for vital FA Cup clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.

Southampton vs Arsenal
FA Cup 2016/17
28th January, 17:30 pm BST
St Mary’s, Southampton
Live Stream: Watch Southampton vs Arsenal live on BT Sport 2

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal takes on Southampton in a high profile FA Cup clash this weekend.

Patrick van Aanholt will be a good signing for Crystal Palace

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Dutch defender, Patrick van Aanholt, is close to joining Crystal Palace in the January transfer window. Sunderland have confirmed that the player has been given permission to hold talks with Palace over a potential move, after a bid, thought to be in the region of £14m, has been accepted.

Crystal Palace manager, Sam Allardyce, has confirmed that the player is undergoing a medical on Friday.

Defender agrees deal; Chelsea transfer for 32-yr-old star could be finalised in upcoming days

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Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanović, has struggled for regular games under Antonio Conte this season and he is all set to leave the club in the January transfer window.

Ivanović has made only 13 appearances for the London giants this season. However, most of them have come in the form of late substitutes.

West Ham close to completing transfer of £10m midfielder, player to undergo medical today

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Hull City midfielder, Robert Snodgrass, is set for a medical at West Ham on Friday, ahead of his £10m move. According to reports from the Guardian, the Scotland international will discuss personal terms and he is expected to join Slaven Bilic’s side in the next few days.

Manchester agree deal for midfielder: player will undergo a medical today, expected to play this weekend

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Championship club, Queens Park Rangers, are set to sign Sean Goss from Manchester United in the January transfer window. According to reports from the Independent (live transfer blog), QPR will sign Gross for an initial fee of £800,000.

The midfielder will finalise personal terms and undergo a medical on Friday.

4-3-3 vs Wolves: Klopp without these 5 Liverpool players for tomorrow's cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Wolves Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash.

Liverpool vs Wolves
FA Cup 2016/17
28th January, 12:30 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Wolves live on BT Sport 2

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Wolves in the FA Cup this weekend and the home side are under a lot of pressure after a recent run of poor performances.

Crystal Palace agree deal for £14m defender, player undergoing medical today

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Crystal Palace have agreed to a deal to sign Dutch defender, Patrick van Aanholt, from Sunderland. The Black Cats have accepted a bid, thought to be in the region of £14m, for the defender, who has been given permission to travel to London for talks.

3-4-3 vs Brentford: Antonio Conte's strongest Chelsea lineup for FA Cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash.

Chelsea vs Brentford
FA Cup 2016/17
28th January, 15:00 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Watch Chelsea vs Brentford live on Fox Soccer 2GO (US)

Chelsea Team News & Preview

Chelsea host Brentford in the FA Cup this weekend and the Blues will be hoping to continue their impressive run with a win at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea hold extensive talks with Man Utd target's agent, bid submitted; Star keen on move

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Chelsea have had a £27 million bid rejected for the Atalanta midfielder, Franck Kessie.

According to Daily Star, Chelsea wanted to offer £21m upfront and the rest in add-ons for the Ivory Coast midfielder.

Chelsea board agrees to move for £56m star; Conte called him, player taking English lessons

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Chelsea have been linked with several midfielders lately and the latest name is that of the Bayern Munich midfielder, Arturo Vidal.

According to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, Antonio Conte has finally convinced the Chelsea board to sign the former Juventus star in the summer.

Chelsea consider move for 34-year-old former PL star

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, recently said that he wants Asmir Begović to stay at the club, but at the same time admitted that his situation is not ideal. Begović is a very good goalkeeper, but remains the second choice behind Thibaut Courtois.

Liverpool Round up: PL club face competition to sign French forward; Agent confirms Reds interest in Nigerian striker

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Liverpool are facing a strong competition from several Premier League clubs to sign AC Milan forward, M’Baye Niang, in the January transfer window. Milan wanted to send Niang to Genoa, but the Frenchman is pushing for a permanent move to the Premier League instead.

Liverpool agree £200k-a-week deal with Barcelona target; Star thinks Klopp is the best manager

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Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho is all set to sign a bumper new deal at the club.

The 24-year-old was being linked with moves to PSG and Barcelona over the last few weeks, but the former Inter Milan player is ready to commit his long-term future to the Reds.

Chelsea eyeing world record transfer, ready to pay €200m for world class Man Utd target

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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has been linked with a return to the Premier League once again.

Spanish publication Marca are claiming that Manchester United and Chelsea are willing to smash the world transfer record in order to sign the Welsh superstar at the end of this season.

Conte wants this £38m star at Stamford Bridge, makes Man Utd target a top priority signing

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has been linked with Manchester United since the start of this month.

The 22-year-old was expected to sign for the Old Trafford outfit after reports emerged that the Premier League giants had agreed on a fee with Benfica for the player.

PHOTO: Liverpool agree January deal; Attacker 'very happy' with move, poses with club shirt

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Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has completed his transfer to Hull City and was presented officially earlier this evening.

Arsenal agree January deal for Dortmund target; Midfielder had medical tests yesterday

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Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is set to complete a loan move to Dutch side VVV Venlo.

De Telegraaf are reporting that Arsenal have already offered a contract extension to the talented 19-year-old midfielder and Arsene Wenger has sanctioned a loan move for the player.

Done Deal: Chelsea complete transfer of highly-rated defender, player confirms move on Twitter

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Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has joined Championship club, Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan for the rest of the season. Both Chelsea and Brighton have confirmed the move on the clubs’ respective official websites.

Fikayo Tomori has tonight joined Brighton on loan until the end of the season…https://t.

Liverpool open talks with £75,000-per-week star over new deal

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Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Philippe Coutinho about extending his contract. The Brazilian has three years left to run on his current deal. Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, recognise his value to the club, and are keen to tie him up on a long term improved deal.

Everton interested in signing Chelsea veteran defender

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Everton captain, Phil Jagielka, is ready to leave the Merseyside club in the January transfer window. The England defender has been linked with a move to Sunderland, with David Moyes eager to be re-united with his former captain.

West Ham have shown an interest in him as well, but with the Hammers signing José Fonte from Southampton this month, chances are less that Jagielka would move to London.

4-3-3 vs Sociedad: Enrique without these 2 top class Barcelona stars for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Copa Del Rey fixture.

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Copa Del Rey 2016/17
26th January, 20:15 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs Real Sociedad live on beIN Sports

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host Real Sociedad in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter-finals this week.

4-3-3 vs Celta: Major blow for Zidane, 6 top class Real Madrid stars ruled out for vital cup clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Copa Del Rey fixture.

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Copa Del Rey 2016/17
25th January, 20:15 pm BST
Balaidos, Vigo
Live Stream: Watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid live on beIN Sports

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid takes on Celta Vigo in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter-finals this week.

Liverpool agree deal for highly rated £20m winger, Player set to complete January transfer

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Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has joined Hull City on loan for the rest of this season.

The move has been confirmed by Hull City and Liverpool on their official websites.

The 22 year old Serbian failed to make his mark at Sporting during the first half of the season and the Portuguese outfit have decided to terminate his loan spell.

4-3-3 vs Southampton: Klopp without top class Liverpool star for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s League Cup fixture.

Liverpool vs Southampton
English League Cup 2016/17
25th January, 19:45 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Southampton live on Sky Sports 1

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Southampton in the second leg of the League Cup semi-finals this week.

4-2-3-1 vs Hull: Mourinho without these 2 Man Utd first team players for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Hull City vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s League Cup fixture.

Hull City vs Manchester United
English League Cup 2016/17
26th January, 19:45 pm BST
KCOM Stadium, Hull
Live Stream: Watch Hull City vs Manchester United live on Sky Sports 1

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United will look to secure their place in the League cup finals when they take on Hull City in the second leg of the semi-finals later this week.

Done Deal: Manchester United agree fee for midfielder, player set to undergo medical

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Manchester United are highly unlikely to sign any new player in the January transfer window, but the club has been actively involved in outgoing transfers this month.

Morgan Schneiderlin has left the club to join Everton earlier this month, and last week Dutch winger, Memphis Depay, have also completed a permanent switch to Lyon.

Campbell: £140k-per-week star will agree Arsenal deal; Chelsea looking to sign this PL forward

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Former Arsenal defender, Sol Campbell, is confident that Alexis Sánchez will sign a contract extension with the Gunners. The chilean, who earns £140k-per-week, has only 18 months left on his current deal, and he is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal.

Deal Agreed? Player says goodbye to teammates as Portugal winger could join Man United

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Manchester United‘s long term target, Gonçalo Guedes, has bid his goodbyes to his club teammates and fans of Benfica. The Portuguese winger is close to leaving the club in January, and his preferred destination is Manchester United.

According to reports from Portugal newspaper, Record, Guedes could join Manchester United or PSG in the January transfer window.

Liverpool transfer news: PL club keen to sign winger in January, Klopp happy to sanction the move

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Liverpool winger, Lazar Marković, could join Premier League side, Hull City, on loan in the January transfer window. The Serbian winger is likely to see his season-long loan with Sporting CP cancelled, and could play for Hull City for the rest of the season.

EPL Most Valuable Offensive Player Rankings: Arsenal star can finally become the best

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58% of the Premier League’s matches have been played thus far this season, and the season’s elite players have begun to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. Amongst the season’s best players, Chelsea’s Diego Costa reigns supreme in the Most Valuable Offensive Players (MVOP) rankings.

Mourinho: I expect this Manchester United star to play an important role for the club

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Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, has become the latest manager to comment on the rise of the Chinese Super League. However, unlike other Premier League managers, Mourinho says that he doesn’t like to be critical about the players who are moving to China.

5 New Signings That Have Made an Instant Impact This Season

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A lot of players have come to the Premier League this season and have made a positive impact on their club’s season so far, but what signings have made an instant impact in their first few games? Below we’ll have a look at five of the best signings so far this season.

1. Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has already given Liverpool the attacking mentality Jurgen Klopp wanted this season, and he has been a player that has made an instant impact and has shown consistent performances for Liverpool since.

Top Four Race: Manchester clubs left hoping for a Liverpool implosion

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It turned out to be a weekend of missed chances for the two Manchester clubs. Liverpool’s first home loss of the season offered a glorious opportunity for Manchester United and Manchester City to close the gap on the Merseysiders, and in a fashion that has been typical of them this season, both failed to capitalise.

Liverpool 2-3 Swansea: Post Match Analysis and Player Ratings

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Liverpool lost their first game at Anfield this season to a seemingly rejuvenated Swansea side, which will surely go down as the shock of the season so far. Two goals from Fernando Llorente and an impressive finish from Gylfi Sigurdsson sealed the historic victory for the Welsh outfit.

It was a rather uneventful first 45 minutes, with neither side managing a single shot on target.

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Team News, Predicted Line Ups, Betting Tips

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Manchester City vs Tottenham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester City vs Tottenham
English Premier League 2016-17
Date: 22nd January
Time: 17:30 BST
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester vs Tottenham live on Sky Sports 1

MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Fresh from a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton, their second defeat in a space of four games, City face another daunting task ahead when they play host to Spurs on Saturday.

4-2-3-1 vs Burnley: Wenger without 6 Arsenal first team players for this week's PL clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Burnley Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Arsenal vs Burnley
English Premier League 2016/17
22nd January, 14:15 pm BST
Emirates, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Burnley live on Sky Sports 1

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host Burnley in the Premier League this weekend and the Gunners will be looking to build on their thumping 4-0 win over Swansea last week.

4-3-3 vs Malaga: Zidane without 4 key Real Madrid stars for vital La Liga clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Malaga Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Madrid vs Malaga
La Liga 2016/17
21st January, 15:15 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Malaga live on beIN Sports

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid host Malaga in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be looking to bounce back from their poor run of form.

Belgian winger: Many clubs are interested in me - my goal is to play at Manchester United

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Of all the players who have failed to live up to expectations at Manchester United in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era, Adnan Januzaj’s case has been the most interesting of all.

He made a strong impact straightaway after being introduced by David Moyes. His rise was meteoric. He quickly became the darling boy.

PHOTO: Man Utd deal agreed, midfielder poses in club shirt with new number; Debut possible this week

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has finally completed his move to Lyon earlier today.

The Dutch international was frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford and has decided to join the Ligue 1 side in order to kick-start his stagnating career.

4-2-3-1 vs Stoke: Mourinho without this key Man Utd star for tough away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Stoke City vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Stoke City vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
21st January, 15:00 pm BST
Britannia Stadium, Stoke
Live Stream: Watch Stoke vs Manchester United live on NBCSN (US)

Stoke City Team News & Preview

Stoke City host Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend and the Potters will be looking to pull off an upset against Mourinho’s men.

Gabriel Jesus: Scouting Manchester City’s £27m Brazilian forward

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Manchester City confirmed the £27 million signing of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras on Thursday. The 19-year-old Brazilian was expected to be available from the start of January, but it has taken until now for the Football Association to approve his registration.

3-4-3 vs Hull: Conte's strongest possible Chelsea lineup for this week's home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea vs Hull City Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Chelsea vs Hull City
English Premier League 2016/17
22nd January, 16:30 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Watch Chelsea vs Hull City live on Sky Sports 1

Chelsea Team News & Preview

Chelsea host Hull City in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be hoping to continue their excellent run of form with another win.

4-3-3 vs Swansea: Klopp without these 3 Liverpool first team players for vital home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Swansea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs Swansea
English Premier League 2016/17
21st January, 12:30 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Swansea live on BT Sport 1

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Swansea in the Premier League this weekend and the Reds will be hoping to get back into the title race with a win at home.

PHOTO: Chelsea agree deal for attacker; Player delighted after move, pictured in club shirt

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Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford has completed his permanent transfer to Middlesbrough now.

The Premier League leaders agreed on a £8.5m fee with Boro for their 23-year-old striker. The move has been officially confirmed by Middlesbrough now.

PHOTO: Man Utd agree fee for attacker; Player poses with club official after arriving, medical today

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is close to completing a permanent move away from Old Trafford. The Dutch international has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter under Jose Mourinho and will move to Lyon in search of first team football.

Manchester United agree major deal for £75,000-per-week forward

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French club, Lyon, have agreed to a deal to sign Manchester United forward, Memphis Depay. The Red Devils have agreed to sell him for around €17m (£14.75m), with the fee capable of rising to €25m if a series of add-ons are triggered.

United rejected a £13m bid from Lyon earlier this month.

Arsenal could swap £130k-per-week star for £25m midfielder

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Serie A giants, Juventus, are preparing an audacious swap deal involving Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Miralem Pjanic. Sanchez, who earns £130k-per-week, has still one year left on his contract, but the Chilean forward is yet to agree to a new deal at Arsenal.

Manchester United set to complete transfer of 22-yr-old winger in the next 48 hours

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French club, Lyon, have submitted an improved offer, as compared to their previous £13m bid, for Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay. The Red Devils are ready to let the Dutch winger leave the club in the January transfer window.

According to reports from the Mirror, Depay could complete his transfer to Lyon within the next 48 hours.

Top class Man City star receives £520,000-per-week offer from Chinese Super League

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is the latest high-profile Premier League player to be linked to a huge contract offer from the Chinese Super League. His agent, Dimitry Seluk, told Sky Sports that Toure rejected the chance to earn £520,000-per-week at Jiangsu Suning last January.

Major blow for Tottenham, Key star ruled out with ankle ligament damage for several weeks

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Tottenham’s bid for the Premier League title suffered a blow on Tuesday as Jan Vertonghen learned the extent of his ankle injury. The central defender has sustained ligament damage, and is therefore likely to miss a number of upcoming matches. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to reveal more prior to Saturday’s clash with Manchester City.

Man Utd agree deal for midfielder; Manager delighted, player could make his debut this week

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Manchester United have agreed a deal with Sheffield United for the loan transfer of their highly rated midfielder Joe Riley.

The versatile midfielder was recovering from a hamstring problem and has now completed the move after being passed as fully fit.

Chelsea make approach for exciting winger; Conte attracted by his 'lightening pace'

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Chelsea have been linked with a move for the highly rated 20-year-old winger, Adama Traoré, in the January transfer window. According to reports from Sky Sports, the Blues have made a formal approach to Middlesbrough over the availability of their young winger.

BREAKING: Sky sources: Chelsea approach Middlesbrough over the availability of winger Adama Traore: https://t.

Antonio Conte wants top class La Liga star at Chelsea, will move for PL goal machine if this happens

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge following a recent bust-up with manager Antonio Conte.

The duo were involved in a training ground spat and the Chelsea striker was dropped for last weekend’s game as a result of that.

Chelsea Round up: Blues tracking £130k-per-week Arsenal star; Belgian star on Conte's wishlist

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Diego Costa is back in training. He trained with his teammates on Tuesday for the first-time since a reported bust-up with Antonio Conte. Chelsea have made it clear that they will not sell their star player in the January transfer window. The question is – how long can they keep him at the club?

Man Utd confident about world record transfer; Star's wages and shirt number verbally agreed

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Manchester United are confident of signing Antoine Griezmann at the end of this season.

Independent are reporting that the Old Trafford outfit have been talking to the player’s intermediaries for several months and have already agreed (verbally) on issues like weekly wage and prospective shirt number.

[Photo]: Player arrived today to undergo his medical, Chelsea transfer for 23-yr-old forward close to being done

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Chelsea striker, Patrick Bamford, has arrived today at Middlesbrough’s training ground to undergo a medical and then complete his transfer.

Bamford has been one of the several young players who have spent most of the time on loan outside Stamford Bridge. However, this time, the move is permanent.

Manchester United working on defender deal in January: 22-yr-old interested in moving to Old Trafford

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Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has become out of favour for the Red Devils’ manager, José Mourinho. The young English left-back is almost certain to be on his way out of Old Trafford next summer.

According to reports from the Independent, United will be open to listening to offers for Shaw.

4-3-3 vs Plymouth: Klopp without 5 Liverpool first team players for tonight's cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Plymouth vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup fixture.

Plymouth vs Liverpool
FA Cup 2016/17
18th January, 19:45 pm BST
Home Park, Plymouth
Live Stream: Watch Plymouth vs Liverpool live on BT Sport 2

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool face Plymouth in an FA Cup replay on Wednesday night.

Chelsea Roundup: Deal agreed for Colombian attacker, player completes January move

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Chelsea have agreed on a deal with Aldershot Town to extend the loan of their highly rated defender Dion Conroy.

The 21-year-old centre-back has impressed in the National League so far this season and both clubs have agreed to let the player continue his development with the Shots until the end of this season.

Man Utd agree deal for winger, South American will play at Old Trafford next season

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Manchester United have agreed to extend Antonio Valencia’s contract for another 12 months.

The Ecuador international had six months left on his deal and according to Daily Star, the Premier League giants have triggered the clause which will extend his deal for another year.

Chelsea Roundup: Blues reach transfer agreement, Player completes January move

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Chelsea have agreed a loan deal for their highly rated young goalkeeper Nathan Baxter.

The talented shot-stopper has joined national League side Solihull Moors on loan for the rest of this season. Baxter had been on loan at Ryman Premier Division club Metropolitan Police since August and has now switched clubs in search for regular first team football.

Chelsea agree fee for striker, Player will sign long-term contract; Medical set to be completed soon

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Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford is close to completing a permanent move to Middlesbrough.

Guardian are reporting that Boro have already agreed a fee with Chelsea and the player is set to undergo a medical now. Middlesbrough are will pay £5m up front for the 23-year-old striker.

Man Utd expected to sign world class star for £100m; Club wants Chelsea star as replacement

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with the likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid tipped to be his next destinations.

The Spanish international had a training ground row with manager Antonio Conte recently and was dropped against Leicester City as a result of that.

Chelsea reach agreement with London rivals for highly talented South American attacker

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Chelsea have agreed to extend Lucas Piazon’s loan deal at Fulham until the end of this season.

Daily Mail are reporting that the highly talented Brazilian has impressed with the Championship outfit so far and the Premier League leaders believe that staying at Craven Cottage will be good for his development.

Man Utd Transfers: Second bid submitted for wide forward, personal terms close to being agreed

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from the club this month.

Manchester United signed Depay from PSV for a fee of £25m in 2015 and the player went on to make 45 appearances under Louis van Gaal, scoring 7 times in the process.

Most Expensive Players: Man Utd midfielder, Chelsea star feature in Top 10 alongside Ronaldo and Messi

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Barcelona forward, Neymar, has the highest transfer value among all the players in the the top five leagues in Europe. The Brazilian superstar outranks his club teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez.

CIES, who has developed a unique approach to estimate, on a scientific basis, the transfer value of professional football players, has made a list of top 100 expensive players around Europe.

Arsenal agree deal for defender; Personal terms set to be discussed now, January transfer close

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Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is close to joining Crystal Palace according to manager Sam Allardyce.

The 24-year-old right back has limited opportunities at Arsenal so far and is looking to get some regular first-team action with a move to Palace.

Amidst Costa’s Chelsea spat, China FA to take action on “irrational” salaries for foreign recruits

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The push to get China on the football map has resulted in Chinese clubs spending extravagantly on footballers in recent times. The world’s most populated country has become an attractive destination for footballers considering the money they will earn there. In fact, Chinese Super League clubs splashed out close to $300 million in the winter transfer window on big names.

Chelsea offer £200,000-per-week deal to Spain International, club ready to hold talks this month

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Chelsea striker, Diego Costa, was dropped from the squad that won 3-0 against Leicester City on Saturday. Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, insisted that the Spain international did not travel with the rest of the Blues squad because of a back injury.

Ratings: Liverpool duo impress; Manchester United's big money star puts on a lacklustre show

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic etched his name as a Manchester United legend as he scored late on to salvage a vital point in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool took the lead through James Milner in the first half. Paul Pogba handled the ball inside the box, giving Liverpool a soft penalty.

Title races across Europe heat up as Real Madrid, Juventus suffer defeats

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Sevilla snapped Real Madrid’s epic 40-match unbeaten run on Sunday in a last-gasp 2-1 win at the Sánchez Pizjuán. League leaders Real hadn’t lost a game since April 2016 spanning all competitions, but their third game in ten days against Jorge Sampaoli’s side proved too much to bear.

Premier League 2016/17: Week 21 EPL Results, Updated Standings, Top Scorers & Assists

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Chelsea restored their winning habit with a 3-0 win over defending champions Leicester City away from home.

A brace from full-back Marcos Alonso and a goal from Pedro sealed a much-needed win for the Premier League leaders.

Chelsea agree deal for 23-yr-old forward, player to undergo medical today

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Last week, Chelsea had exercised the option of recalling striker Patrick Bamford from his year-long loan spell at Burnley. Initially it was thought that he would be competing for his place at Stamford Bridge, especially given the current unstable situation surrounding Diego Costa.

4-3-3 vs Sevilla: Zidane without 4 top class Real Madrid stars for vital away game; Key Stats. Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Sevilla vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Sunday’s La Liga fixture.

Sevilla vs Real Madrid
La Liga 2016/17
15th January, 19:45 pm BST
Sanchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville
Live Stream: Watch Sevilla vs Real Madrid live on Sky Sports 1

SEVILLA TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Sevilla host Real Madrid in La Liga this weekend and the home side will be looking to avenge their Copa Del Rey exit at the hands of Zinedine Zidane’s side earlier this week.

Chelsea transfer news: PL club confirm striker arrival amidst Costa unrest

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Chelsea have exercised the option of recalling striker Patrick Bamford from his year-long loan spell at Burnley. After Nathan Aké, this is the second player whom Chelsea have recalled to strengthen the push for the Premiership title in the second half of the season.

BREAKING: Patrick Bamford has ended his loan spell with Burnley after being recalled by parent club Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho wants £70,000-per-week Chelsea star at Old Trafford

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José Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, is ready to test Chelsea’s resolve with a shock move for Nemanja Matić next summer.

United will be looking to spend big next summer as Mourinho is keen to build the squad to his own taste. While Atlético Madrid duo Antonione Griezmann and Saúl Ñíguez are the top of his shopping list, according to the Mirror, the Portuguese wants Matić as well to bolster his midfield department.

Liverpool plotting swap deal move for £10m Manchester United target

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Liverpool are are looking to sign Southampton defender, José Fonte, in the January transfer window to plug their leaky defence.

Fonte has recently rejected a new contract deal at St Mary’s, and he is looking for a move elsewhere. Southampton will demand a fee of around £10m for the 33-year-old defender.

Liverpool set to complete deal for talented attacker, Player close to securing January transfer

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Highly talented Liverpool striker Brooks Lennon is all set to complete a loan move to MLS side Real Salt Lake for the remainder of this season.

Liverpool Echo are reporting that the 19-year-old striker will return to his homeland in order to continue his development with regular first-team football for the next few months.

Tottenham agree deal for 24-year-old midfielder, player set for medical

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to a basic offer of around £5m for midfielder Tom Carroll from Swansea City. The midfielder is travelling to south Wales for a medical, and the deal is expected to be completed within the next week.

According to reports from ESPN, the overall deal is to be worth around £9m when add-ons are included.

2017 Africa Cup of Nations: All you need to know

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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this Saturday. It is the 31st edition of Africa’s showpiece event, one that has taken place every two years since 1968.

The hosts

Gabon is the host nation, having replaced Libya in August 2014 because of the ongoing civil strife in Libya.

4-2-3-1 vs Everton: Guardiola without these 2 Man City stars for vital game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Everton vs Manchester CityPrediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this Sunday’s Premier League fixture

Everton vs Manchester City
English Premier League 2016/17
15th January, 14:30 pm BST
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Everton vs Manchester City live on Sky Sports 1

EVERTON TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Everton host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday and this serves as a chance for Ronald Koeman’s side to make headway on the elusive top six.

Top class Chelsea star involved in major bust up with Antonio Conte

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Chelsea have dropped star striker Diego Costa ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday evening. Sky Sports understand that Costa has not trained for three days after learning of a huge contract offer from the Chinese Super League.

INFOGRAPHIC: Manchester United v Liverpool Stats, Quotes, Key Players

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Manchester United v Liverpool is not only one of the biggest games of the Premier League season, it is also seen as one of the biggest matches in world football – despite neither side having won the English top flight since the 2012/13 season.

The last title was won by Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United four years ago, with the Red Devils now on their third manager since the legendary Scot retired.

PHOTO: Liverpool agree deal for left back; Defender 'very excited' about new challenge, poses in club shirt

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Liverpool defender Joe Maguire has signed for the League one outfit Fleetwood Town on a permanent deal.

The highly talented 20-year-old defender has already agreed on a contract at Highbury until 2019.

Maguire has spent 13 years at Liverpool and can play as a left-back or a left-sided centre-back.

Everton winger: This former Manchester United player has the ability of Neymar

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Everton winger, Yannick Bolasie, says that Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha has footballing ability like Neymar.

Zaha joined Palace from Manchester United in 2015 after a difficult time at Old Trafford.

Chelsea Transfer News: Club ready to pay £80m for world class star, will offer wages of £570k-a-week

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has apparently had a furious bust-up with manager Antonio Conte.

London Evening Standard are reporting that the Spanish international was involved in a training ground spat with his manager which ended with Conte asking him to leave for China.

4-3-3 vs Las Palmas: Enrique's strongest possible Barcelona lineup for this week's home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Las Palmas Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Barcelona vs Las Palmas
Liga BBVA 2016/17
14th January, 15:15 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs Las Palmas live on beIN Sports

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host Las Palmas in La Liga later today and the Catalan giants will be hoping to get their season back on track.

Tottenham vs West Brom: Team News, Predicted Line ups, Betting Tips

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Tottenham vs West Brom Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Tottenham vs West Brom
English Premier League 2016/17
14th January, 12:30 pm BST
White Hart Lane, London
Live Stream: Watch Spurs vs West Brom live on Sky Sports 1

TOTTENHAM TEAMNEWS& PREVIEW

Tottenham host West Brom on Saturday, with the north London club looking to make it six wins in a row in the Premier League.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Combined XI

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It is that time of the year again; for Manchester United vs Liverpool – only the biggest game in English football.

The game is very important for both the clubs, in terms of their current league positions. A victory for Liverpool will see them further closing the gap with Chelsea, and even if the Blues win their respective match, the Reds would at least hold on to their second position.

4-2-3-1 vs Swansea: Wenger could be without these 7 Arsenal first team players for tomorrow's game; Key Stats & Predicted Lineups

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Swansea vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Swansea vs Arsenal
English Premier League 2016/17
14th January, 15:00 pm BST
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Live Stream: Watch Swansea vs Arsenal live on NBCSN (US)

Swansea Team News & Preview

Swansea host Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend and new manager Paul Clement will be looking to make a winning start at home against the Gunners.

Antonio Conte makes history, named Manager of the Month again

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has become the first man in the history of the Premier League to be named Barclays Manager of the Month on three consecutive occasions. The Italian was awarded the gong for December following his victories in October and November, the Premier League confirmed on their official website.

Everton complete big money transfer, player delighted to join 'big club'

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Everton completed the most expensive deal of the January transfer window to date on Thursday. Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has moved from Manchester United for an initial fee of £20 million, rising to £24 million.

The move has been on the cards since the New Year, with Everton winning the race with West Brom to secure his signature.

Crystal Palace set to sign Patrice Evra from Juventus

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Sky Sports have reported that Crystal Palace are close to completing the signing of defender Patrice Evra. The Frenchman has recently expressed interest in returning to the Premier League after leaving Manchester United for Juventus in 2014.

New Palace manager Sam Allardyce has said that a priority this transfer window is to bring in defenders.

PHOTO: Man Utd complete January deal; Star poses in club shirt, will wear this number

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Everton have announced the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United.

The French international has been handed the number 2 shirt at Goodison Park, previously worn by Tony Hibbert.

Liverpool in talks for midfielder; Massive bid expected, Klopp ready to offer star £130k-a-week

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is a man in demand.

The Brazilian has established himself as Liverpool’s best player and one of the best in the Premier League. The likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the former Inter Milan midfielder in the past.

Man Utd Transfer News: Bid confirmed for attacker, Red Devils ready to complete January deal

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the last few weeks.

The Dutch international was expected to link up with Morgan Schneiderlin at Everton, but the Toffees are unwilling to sign Depay permanently just yet.

PHOTO: Arsenal agree deal for Spaniard; Playmaker poses with club shirt, will wear this number

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Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral has completed his loan move to Rangers. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was presented to the media yesterday.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was presented to the media yesterday. Toral has been handed the number 8 shirt by the club.

3-4-3 vs Leicester: Conte without these 2 Chelsea first team players for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Leicester vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
14th January, 17:30 pm BST
King Power Stadium, Leicester
Live Stream: Watch Leicester vs Chelsea live on BT Sport 1

Leicester City Team News & Preview

Leicester City host Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend and the Foxes will be looking to extend their recent unbeaten run with a positive result at home.

4-2-3-1 vs Liverpool: Mourinho without these 2 first team players for vital derby game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester United vs Liverpool
Premier League
2016/17
15th January, 16:00 GMT
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool live on Sky Sports 1

MANCHESTER UNITED TEAMNEWS& PREVIEW

Manchester United host Liverpool in a feisty north-west derby this weekend and the Red Devils will be looking to make it ten wins on the spin.

Chelsea in transfer talks regarding 25-yr-old winger, negotiations are at an advanced stage

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Turkish outfit Başakşehir are in talks to sign the Chelsea winger Christian Atsu.

The Ghanian is currently on loan at Newcastle United, but Başakşehir are confident of signing him on loan for the remainder of this season.

Arsenal seal agreement for top class stars, Arsene Wenger delighted with 'great news'

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Arsenal have announced that Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin have all signed new deals.

The Gunners have been trying to agree to extensions with their best players for a while now and they will be delighted that three of their key players have committed their futures to the club.

Chelsea Round Up: Blues complete triple transfer; Winger switch to Stamford Bridge for medical check up

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Chelsea have loaned three players – Charlie Colkett, Islam Feruz and Fankaty Dabo – to Swindon Town till the end of the season. The League One side, who are just four points above the relegation zone, have confirmed the news on their official twitter handle.

Boost for Conte: Agent confirms BuLi club's player of the year will switch to Chelsea next summer

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Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, has impressed at Borussia Monchengladbach, and his father, who is also his agent, says the Denmark international will be brought back to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

The 20-year-old joined Chelsea in 2014, and has made three appearances for the London club.

Chelsea should look to complete this deal in January, it makes sense for all parties involved

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With Chelsea raring to win the Premier League, Antonio Conte needs to carry out some preemptive measures. Not surprisingly, there have been suggestions that the Chelsea boss wants to add another striker to the ranks. With Diego Costa being sublime this season, the Blues don’t need a first-team striker, but they do require a capable back-up whenever the need arises.

Jose Mourinho gives important update regarding Man Utd for the January transfer window

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated that he is not looking to bring any new players to the club during the January transfer window.

The Red Devils had been linked with several players recently, especially Benfica defender Victor Lindelof. Many rumours have reported that Manchester United will make a move for the 22-year-old defender but Jose Mourinho cleared things up in a press conference after their recent EFL Cup victory over Hull.

Not Coutinho: Barcelona join the race to sign in-form Liverpool midfielder

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Barcelona have joined Juventus in the race to sign Adam Lallana. The England midfielder has produced outstanding performances for Liverpool this season, and have caught the attention of leading European clubs. According to reports from the Times, there could be a bidding war in the summer for him if the former Southampton midfielder does not agree upon an Anfield contract extension in the interim.

Chelsea star's exit almost certain, Conte wants exciting £30m Premier League player to replace him

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Chelsea are looking to sign the highly talented Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson at the end of this season.

As per Daily Mirror‘s report, The 23-year-old is one of the most sought after defenders in the Premier League alongside van Dijk right now and Antonio Conte sees him as the perfect replacement for club legend John Terry.

Liverpool held transfer talks, made concrete approach for €25m Man Utd target

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Till last week, the interest in Monaco midfielder, Tiemoué Bakayoko, was limited to three heavyweight Premier League clubs – Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea. To make the transfer saga more appealing, what more can you do?

Negotiations in final stages, Real Madrid set to complete deal for top class Man City target

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Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal is close to signing a new deal with the club.

The Spanish right back has been a key member of the first team squad ever since he joined from Bayer Leverkusen, and Marca are claiming that Los Blancos are looking to reward him with a contract extension.

Leeds United plotting move for 28-yr-old PL striker

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Leeds United are one of the three Championship clubs that are looking to sign Bournemouth striker, Lewis Grabban, the other two clubs being Brighton and Fulham.

Grabban, the English-born Jamaican, first joined Bournemouth in 2012. During his two-year stay at the club, he scored 35 goals in 87 games for the Cherries.

Liverpool Roundup: Juventus eyeing move for German star, Defender completes Anfield switch

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is being linked with a move to Italian champions Juventus.

Calciomercato are reporting that Juventus are interested in the German midfielder and the club’s Director of sport, Fabio Paratici, has been a long-term admirer of the 22-year-old.

Newcastle United Round up: Club complete January transfer for defender; Magpies interested in Liverpool target

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Newcastle United defender, Ľubomír atka, has joined FC DAC 1904 on loan till the end of the season. The Slovakian club have confirmed the news on their official website. However, Newcastle United are yet to officially announce the confirmation.

Man Utd Roundup: Mourinho makes Chelsea target top priority, ready to pay £40m; Midfielder's contract extended

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has identified Tiemoue Bakayoko as a priority target for the summer transfer window.

The Monaco midfielder has been in sensational form for the Ligue 1 side and is a target for Chelsea as well.

West Ham star has refused to train, wants to leave the club

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West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, has revealed that French midfielder, Dimitri Payet, has expressed his desire to leave the Premier League club.

Ahead of West Ham’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, Bilic said in his pre-match press conference that Payet has not trained with the club, and he will not play this weekend.

[Photo]: Defender holding the Arsenal shirt after completing move

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Arsenal have completed the signing of young left-back, Cohen Bramall, from Hednesford Town. The London club have confirmed the news on their official website.

The 20-year-old defender is an exciting talent, and he will join up with Steve Gatting in Arsenal’s U-23 squad.

Will Arsenal drop out of the top 4 this season?

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Arsene Wenger may not be the most popular manager among the Arsenal supporters, but one proud record of his remains unblemished to date. Since the Frenchman joined the club in 1996, he has never finished outside the top 4 places in the Premier League i.e. the Gunners have qualified for the Champions League without fail (except in his first season, when Arsenal finished 3rd but only the top 2 qualified).

4-3-3 vs Sevilla: Zidane without these 5 Real Madrid first team players for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Sevilla vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Thursday’s Copa Del Rey fixture.

Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Copa Del Rey 2016/17
12th January, 20:15 pm BST
Sanchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville
Live Stream: Watch Sevilla vs Real Madrid live on beIN Sports

Sevilla Team News & Preview

Sevilla host Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey this week and the home side will be looking to pull off an upset in front of their own fans.

La Liga club confirms agreement for playmaker, Spaniard will complete Arsenal switch

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Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral has returned to the club from his loan spell at Granada. The Spanish outfit have reached an agreement with Arsenal to cut short his loan spell. The London giants had the option to recall the player in January and they have exercised that option now.

Man Utd poised to complete midfielder deal, Agreement will be finalised once this happens

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Premier League giants Manchester United are close to agreeing on a loan deal for their highly rated midfielder Joe Riley.

The 20-year-old midfielder was given his first team chance by the former Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal, and he is now expected to join Sheffield United on loan for the remainder of this season.

4-3-3 vs Bilbao: Luis Enrique's strongest possible Barcelona lineup for tomorrow's must win game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey fixture.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao
Copa Del Rey 2016/17
11th January, 20:15 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao live on beIN Sports

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinals tomorrow.

Manchester United agree deal for midfielder, transfer to be completed in the next 48 hours

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Manchester United have agreed to sell Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton. The Red Devils have accepted a £22m bid from the Toffees, which could rise to £24m with add-ons.

Everton’s opening £19m bid for Schneiderlin was rejected last week, as United were keen to recoup the £24m fee they paid Southampton when they signed him in July 2015.

Arsenal complete transfer for creative midfielder; player says the move is a 'deliberate choice'

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Arsenal midfielder, Dan Crowley, has completed his move to the Dutch club, Go Ahead Eagles, on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season with League One club, Oxford United, where he was restricted to the bench for much of his time with the third tier side.

Liverpool transfer: Assistant manager confirms deal almost done for 23-year-old defender

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Reading assistant manager, Andries Ulderink, has confirmed that Tiago llori is on the verge of joining the Championship club from Liverpool in the January transfer window.

llori joined Liverpool in 2013 for a fee of around £7m from Sporting Lisbon.

Arsenal considering January transfer for £70,000-per-week World Cup winner

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Arsenal are considering the option of sending Per Mertesacker on loan in January. The 32-year-old is yet to play this season after injuring a knee in a friendly in July.

Mertesacker, world cup winner with Germany, suffered a setback on his return to training this month as he picked up a fresh calf problem.

Chelsea must bounce back in Premier League immediately with a win against Leicester City

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Chelsea have been the seemingly unstoppable team so far this season in the Premier League, as they currently sit comfortably on top of the table with a five point cushion over second place Liverpool. Last season’s misery has long been forgotten under Antonio Conte, as his side are playing incredible football so far this season.

The FA Cup is an unwanted interlude from the Premier League drama nowadays

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On Sunday, the British public were treated to the enthralling encounter of Cardiff City and Fulham on the BBC. Only 5,199 people attended the drab 2-1 win for the away side. Cardiff manager Neil Warnock even admitted that he ‘struggled to get out of bed’ for the tie.

The rest of the Third-Round weekend wasn’t exactly a thrill a minute either.

From Italy: Manchester United set to bid for €20m Liverpool target

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Manchester United are considering making a move for Croatian midfielder, Ivan Perišić, in the January transfer window. The 27-year-old has a contract with Inter Milan till 2020, but United are looking to test Inter’s resolve with an official bid this month.

Liverpool open to January move for £20m star, Club officials flying out for transfer talks

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is expected to leave the club this month.

The French international is not a part of Jurgen Klopp‘s first team plans anymore. Sakho angered the Liverpool manager with his unprofessional attitude during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the United States and has not played a single game since then.

John Terry transfer: Chelsea captain wants stay, as Bournemouth show interest

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Chelsea captain John Terry has stated his wish to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this seasonl, according to a story in the Telegraph today. It was reported in November that manager Antonio Conte would be open to selling the defender in January. A host of Premier League clubs including Bournemouth and Swansea City are said to be interested, but the 36 year-old is set on staying on at his boyhood club.

Conte admires former Liverpool target, Chelsea ready to pay €30m for German star

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Chelsea are interested in signing the German left Jonas Hector if recent reports are to be believed.

German outlet Express are reporting that Roman Abramovich is ready to sanction a €30m move for the Koln defender this month.

CIES predictions: These four PL clubs will finish in top 4; Real Madrid will be La Liga champions

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CIES Football Observatory has presented a predictive analysis of the final rankings of the top five European leagues. The research group has made the prediction based on a multivariate statistical model taking into account the offensive and defensive performances of big-5 league teams until the 31st of December 2016.

7 goals this season: Klopp ready to pay €40m to bring top class Chelsea target to Liverpool

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Liverpool are ready to sign the highly talented Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie.

According to a latest report from Corriere dello Sport, Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of the defensive midfielder and is willing to do whatever it takes to sign him.

Photo: Man Utd set to complete January deal, Top class star pictured arriving for medical

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Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is all set to complete his £22m move to Everton today.

Daily Mail are reporting that the French midfielder has arrived at Finch Farm in order to undergo his medical with the Merseyside club.

Premier League: Liverpool face fixture dilemma to stay in title hunt

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Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League, yet their title challenge could derail this month. The Reds only have three league games in January, but their cup fixtures have made for a relentless first month of 2017 for them.