Speaking ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown with Everton, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire for Fernando Torres to remain at the club, while also stating that striker Diego Costa is a "big doubt" to make theBlues' bench at Goodison Park.
Torres has been linked with a move to AC Milan in recent days.
Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto'o, has announced his retirement from international football today in a tweet posted on his personal account. He thanked the nation of Africa for their support and thanked his fans as well. The 33-year-old recently signed with Everton, thus ending his one-year stay with Chelsea for a two-year deal with the Toffees.
As Louis van Gaal settles in as Manchester United's newest manager, he has made it very clear that he is interested in selling a number of players. Shinji Kagawa is on the list of players for sale, and the Japanese midfielder has received interest from Valencia and his former club, Borussia Dortmund.
Why Angel di Maria won't solve Manchester United's problems - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United signaled their intent to remain amongst the European elite with the British record transfer capture of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The talented Argentinean completed a move just shy of £60m to the Old Trafford club earlier this week.
Possible Manchester United Starting Line-Up Against Burnley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Saturday's fixture at Turf Moor features two teams still looking for their first wins in the Premier League. Burnley, the home team, being in that category is hardly surprising. Following promotion from the Championship last season, life in the top-flight was always going to be difficult for the Clarets.
A little more than a week ago, Manchester United confirmed the £16 milliontransfer of Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo.
Shortly after the Argentina international was announced as a member of the twenty-time champions of England, United manager Louis van Gaal revealed that the 24-year-old would not be included in hissquad against Sunderland because the player was unable to finalizehis work permit.
Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, "X".
For those who don't instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players make a note of the eventual answer, because it's a nailed on pub quiz question it's a chronologically descending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken the British transfer record.
At this point, after a solid run in Brazil's WC2014, van Gaal could have had his pick of clubs. He chose to step in and right the ship that is the aging SS Man U. Let's put it this way, when Twitter is trending #bringbackMoyes, you know something went wrong. What, you may ask? How about their only chance for silverware outside of outright winning the Prem this year getting dashed by lowly
La Liga club eager to do business with Manchester United, formal bid lodged - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a terrible start to the 2014-15 season, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is looking to weed out the unwanted players from his squad. Several players have been mentioned whilst talking of an Old Trafford departure, but concrete reports from England and Spain today have short-listed two names for exits in the near future to La Liga club Valencia.
We thought that Jack Colback must be fitfor tomorrow's game against Crystal Palace at St. James' Park, after England had inquired about his fitness yesterday,and he was subsequently included in the England squad for the very first time. Siem de Jong not 100% match fit That's good news for Newcastle, because Jack is one [.
Alan Pardew has talked today about the obvious that Premier League clubs with the huge money they get every Aprilfrom the Premier League because of that huge new TV deal, and should be fairly safe and be able to stay in England's top league. Alan Pardew Premier League teams have huge advantage [...
65 year-old Neil Warnock will be on the touchline tomorrow at St. James' Park, for his first game in chargeagainof Crystal Palace, who he managed from 2007 through 2010. Neil Warnock - on the touchline tomorrow Newcastle have lost, drawn and won their first three games in that order-and we are really hoping we [.
We're not sure of exactly what the injury status is at Newcastle, but since England contacted Newcastle early yesterday about Colback's fitness before announcing Jack in the latest England squad, we assume he will be fitfor tomorrow's home game against Crystal Palace. Siem de Jong and Colback should both start tomorrow Whether Cheick Tiote [.
Why Jack Colback's call up isn't so surprising - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roy Hodgson named his first England squad since the World Cup, including four uncapped players: Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback. When I first saw the squad, the biggest surprise to me was the inclusion of Newcastle's Colback.
It was really good news today that Jack Colback has been included in the latest England squad, which is rebuilding after the hugely disappointing performances in the World Cup in brazil over the summer, when we couldn't advance from our group and didn't win a game. Jack Colback in England squad Alan Pardew was [.
After a debut season riddled by injury, Stevan Jovetic appears to have found his feet at Manchester City, and with the Montenegrin striker in fine form, the football community can only expect more from the player.
It's not always been smooth sailing at City for Jovetic. The striker suffered a series of injury setbacks following his £22 million transfer from Fiorentina.
With Olivier Giroud's surgery knocking him out of action until January, the buzz around Arsenal is that the team now needs to buy a new striker if they want to compete for a title. This has led to all kinds of rumors about who Arsenal is targeting and the obscene amounts of money it will cost to acquire a player.
Arsenal's Big-Money Target Desperate For Move, Rejects Offers From Several Clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
To play for Real Madrid is a dream for most footballers around the world. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is no different. The 28 year-old is desperate to join Los Blancos from AS Monaco, according to reports from Spanish website El Confidencial.
Every off-season a big name is sold in European football often even two or three. From Tottenham selling Gareth Bale to Porto moving James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho to Monaco, players are sold for huge sums of money. While the players sold have profound impacts at their new clubs, the bigger impact comes from the raft of players brought in to supplement the selling squad.
When he retires at the end of this MLS season and after the October 10 USMNT friendly in which he will feature Landon Donovan will be shrouded as the greatest American soccer player of all-time. While some soccer historians and fairly recent players may have a say in that argument, undoubtedly Donovan has made the biggest impact on the growth of soccer in the U.
What a superb bit of business this is by Premier League new-boys. Signing a player of Esteban Cambiasso's calibre is quite the coup with the 34-year-old joining the Foxes on a free in a one-year-deal.
From Independiente to River Plate and Real Madrid to Internazionale, Cambiasso proved to be one of the best midfielders of his generation, with his mix of tough-tackling and sublime technique winning him the Champions League in 2010 with Jose Mourinho's Inter side as well as a whole host of other trophies.
While there are dozens of solid soccer commentators on English language television around the world, I have compiled a list of the seven best announcers in the business. To see if your favorite voice made the cut, let's check the list:
7. Daniel Mann
Mann just began commentating Barclays Premier League matches for Sky Sports in 2010.
Listening to European soccer is to be made even easier this season with the renewal of radio services in the United States for Premier League and Bundesliga broadcasting rights.
talkSPORT, the world's largest sports radio station, has been given the rights to broadcast coverage of all 380 Premier League fixtures in the 2014/15 season, broadcasting across 25 countries including the US and UK.