Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. According to the Daily Mail, members of the Gunners' backroom team were discussing bidding for the wantaway England international as far back as March after being alerted that he was no longer happy at Old Trafford. Arsenal are said to be serious about [.
It was a Saturday morning game for the youth team at the old Cliff training ground. I was lucky. I was in a side that had Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Nicky Butt, who had scored a hat-trick, and at half-time we were 3-0 up against Chester.
We were all 16 or 17 so we must have felt pretty pleased with ourselves.
Ronaldinho, who was named the best player in the world in 2004 and 2004, claims watching Eric Cantona is the first memory he has of English football, but that several other United players would have been good enough to play for any club they wanted.
"I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United," he told The Daily Mail.
UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations are coming, and those of us of the opinion that these regulations would come into force without some sort of noisy, braying argument will have been unsurprised to have seen the first significant broadsides against it fired from the Premier League's mouthpiece of choice, the Daily Mail, this morning.
QPR have launched an internal investigation after Stephane Mbia took to Twitter to begin talks about a move away from the club. Mbia tweeted Joey Barton who moved to Marseille on loan as part of the deal that saw Mbia move to Loftus Road asking if they could swap back. He tweeted: "Do [...]
According to the Daily Mail, the English paper renowned across the world for making up transfer rumors that have no basis in reality, Ryan Nelsen is set to sever his contract with Queens Park Rangers and come back to D.C. United, either as a coach or as a player-coach. Nelsen was captaining QPR, the worst team in the Premier League, until a manager switch two games ago.
The Newcastle fan alleged to have punched a horse following last weekend's derby defeat to Sunderland insists he's an animal lover. Unemployed factory work Barry Rogerson, aged 45, from Morpeth, reeled off a list of pets and a penchant for feeding foxes in mitigation for his attack on a police horse.
There was a report out in the Daily Mail earlier today that Ben Arfa was doubtful for tomorrow's game against Stoke City becasue of a dead leg, but it looks like he will be OK according to the local news in Newcastle, and Ben Arfa is expected to be ready to play in the game [...]
The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle's 1-0 Europa League victory over Metalist Kharkiv in the Ukraine last night, was marred by violence both before and after the game. Metalist fans during the game which Newcastle won 1-0 Thereportsays that oneNewcastlefan was taken to hospital to have some stitches before the game, after being attacked [.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are close to signing 17 year-old Swiss central defender Kevin Mbabu. Kevin Mbabu - 17 year-old Swiss defender The right footed youngster plays for Servette FC, and has a couple of senior first team appearance for the Geneva based club, and Newcastle are hoping to secure him for [.
Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Sunderland fans rather like Paolo Di Canio. And they want dirty knees too [101GG] QPR secure a bank loan the first in Tony Fernandes' time at the club [Guardian] Arsenal are better when Jack Wilshere doesn't play [Daily Mail] Uli Hoeness on a scooter, riding down the touchline [Dirty [.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal have been quoted £16 million forBarcelonastriker David Villa.I wroteearlier in the weekabout Arsene Wenger's interest in the 31-year-old striker.
Arsenal need a top quality striker, but whileWenger is said to prefer a short-term loan for Spain's record goalscorer, who is also a target forChelsea, he is reportedly willing to offer a permanent move if the price is right.
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thought that this recent piece of news would be good to share with the readers on justarsenal.com.
According to a few media outlets including the Daily Mail, Mikael Silvestre will soon return to
Arsenal to [.
Neil Ashton, a columnist for the Daily Mail and formerly of the News of the World, has developed a reputation for having the best Chelsea sources after breaking a number of stories on the club in recent years. But days after being nominated for Sports Journalist of the Year, Ashton's sources appear to have duped him into publishing a fake Chelsea scouting report on Wigan under the guise of it being an official document.
A very special one off Chelsea FanCast where Stamford Chidge grills a panel of football journalists to find out why the press coverage of Chelsea is so negative. The panel includes Martin Lipton (Mirror); Neil Ashton (Daily Mail); Rob Shepherd (ex-NOTW) and Dan Levene (Fulham Chronicle) Most Chelsea fans would claim that for the past year and probably longer, the club and the fans have been on the end of a right kicking by the press.
It is no secret that Roman Abramovich and Chelsea have had a man crush on Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao ever since he ripped them to shreds the UefaSuperCup earlier this year. Well it seems that Falcao is starting to feel the same way about Chelsea.
"I would not be worried about the physical aspect of the Premier League," Falcao told The Daily Mail.
He didn't have to say it, but Arsenal's defeat to Chelsea can be put down to a lack of "mental strength." That's the view of Gary Neville, writing for Daily Mail, who used one of Arsene Wenger's most famous – and often parodied Wengerism – to describe the reason for the loss. "It's that unexplainable edge in sport," Neville says, "which is impossible to coach and you can't teach but which makes the crucial difference nonetheless .
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been tight-lipped about the prospect of signing another
midfielder to replace Alex Song but it seems that he can steal a massive bargain in the form of
Chelsea star Michael Essien.
Essien, who was once considered one of the Premier League's strongest defensive midfielders, has
struggled for a consistent place in the Blues' startling line-up since returning from a serious
injury last season and finds himself significantly down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge in
Liverpool goalkeeper target Jack Butland will be sold in January if a new takeover of the club does not take place, according to reports. The Daily Mail claims Birmingham City will be forced to sacrifice the England international stopper amidst financial struggles at St Andrew's, with Gianni Paladini's potential takeover the only way to keep the teenager on the books.
Raheem Sterling has demanded a new £50,000-per-week contract to stay at Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail. The young winger has made an immediate impact after breaking into Liverpool's first team this season, and scored the winner against Reading in the Premier League last month. The 17-year-old was linked with a move away from Anfield over the summer with Tottenham said to be interested in securing his services, but his rise to prominence on Merseyside had lead most to expect him to stay put.
Liverpool's desperate attempts to lure former Fulham star Clint Dempsey to Anfield included
offering Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing to teams around the Premier League in
order to meet Fulham's valuation of the player.
The Daily Mail report that Brendan Rodgers attempted to sanction the sale of the three players
before last Friday's transfer deadline in hope of raising the funds needed to complete a move for
Some parts of the media have gleefully picked up on the question of Tottenham's number one
goalkeeper that we highlighted yesterday. Apparently, AVB has upset new signing Hugo Lloris after
his post-match comments on Saturday that followed one of Brad's best performances in a Spurs
"When you transfer it's not written in the contract that you have to play," Villas-Boas said at
With Julio Cesar part of Mark Hughes' real life game of football manager, it seems that
Tottenham's goalkeeping options are now down to just one target. If the papers are to be believed,
Lyon's Hugo Lloris has been priority number one throughout the summer but with time running out,
can Spurs afford to lose out on the signing?
Swindon Town have been forced to change their locks after ex-manager Paolo Di Canio went into the stadium in the middle of the night to remove photographs of his success with the club, the Daily Mail reports. The Italian, accompanied by at least one member of his backroom team, reportedly raided the County Ground in [.
Earlier this week, Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail was in a "penthouse apartment in Leeds city centre" with Ken Bates, having been granted a rare interview with the Leeds United chairman ahead of Leeds' League Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. It wasn't, it should be said, the most testing of interviews for Bates, a man who frequently seems more than happy to use his own media channels to harrass those that he considers his enemies.
Interesting data from the Daily Mail earlier this week in which they showed the top three shirts at each Premier League club.
The list contains a lot of the Premier League's biggest names, but one name that jumps out is Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. Villa signed Benteke from Genk this summer for around around £7 million.