A fine player on his day, Chelsea wingman Florent Malouda has seen his stock drop like a stone
at Stamford Bridge over the last year. Once a key figure in the Blues' side, he is now a forgotten
man at the club, having failed to secure a move away in the transfer window.
One imagines Roman Abramovich was standing outside the Atletico Madrid dressing room at
half-time with his cheque-book open, after he witnessed a magnificent first-half hat-trick from
Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao.
'El Tigre' tore Chelsea apart in an outstaning first-half performance, netting three superb
goals as the Blues defence fell apart.
Arsenal's wantaway captain Robin Van Persie questioned the Gunners' ambition recently. However,
with Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and now Santi Cazorla all but signed, with more to come, his
argument is looking increasingly misguided.
Spaniard Cazorla is the latest attacker to finally join the Gunners after weeks and weeks of
It may be around a day old now, but this superb strike by oneÂ Mohamad Azmi Muslim which shocked
Arsenal at the start of their pre-season tour in Kuala Lumpar is well worth a look. Facing a
Malaysian XI, a mix and match Gunners side struggled against the minnows and were a goal down on
the stroke of half-time,, courtesy of this wonder-strike.
RVP on Tuesday (left) and at the PFA awards last April (right)
On Tuesday, wantaway Gunner Robin Van Persie returned to Arsenal for pre-season training with
the Dutchman's future still up in the air. After publicly questioning the club's ambition and
stating that he wouldn't sign a new contract, Van Persie all but burnt his bridges with the north
Not only did Harry Redknapp miss out on the England job, but now he's without a job full stop.Â
Rumours had been circulating for days and weeks concerning Redknapp's future at White Hart Lane
with the relationship between 'Arry and Spurs chief Daniel Levy said to be rather stormy.
Hail Cesar: Azpilicueta joins rampant Chelsea from Marseille - originally posted on
Chelsea have continued their summer spending spree by announcing the signature of Spanish
right-back Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille. A fee reported to be in the region of Â£7 million has
been enough to convince the Ligue 1 side to part with the starlet, with the news confirmed on the
Stade Velodrome side's official website.
Holy Moses: Chelsea have bid accepted for Wigan attacker - originally posted on
Wigan have announced that Chelsea have had an offer accepted for attacker Victor Moses, ending
summer-long negotiations between the sides over a fee. The Nigeria international is now able to
discuss personal terms with the Stamford Bridge club, with a move expected to be tied-up over the
A marriage made in hoofy heaven if ever there was one, king of the long ball game, Big Sam
Allardyce has secured the services of pony-tailed target man Andy Carroll from Liverpool in a
season-long loan or, at least, a fee has been agreed ahead of the paperwork being
A star-studded MLS XI, which featured David Beckham and Thierry Henry, ran out 3-2 winners
against Chelsea in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night. John Terry and Frankie Lamps were on the
scoresheet for the Blues but goals from Chris Wondolowski, Chris Pontius and former Fulham man
Eddie Johnson secured the victory for the All-star side.
Despite picking up a little trophy which goes by the name of the Champions League, Chelsea owner
Roman Abramovich has been a busy man this summer, splashing serious amounts of cash in an attempt
to match Premier League champions Manchester City.
Rafael van der Vaart has played down reports linking him with a return to Hamburg, this summer, as
"just gossip", the playmaker insisting that he is thoroughly enjoying his time in the Premier
The Dutchman has been a revelation at Spurs, since his arrival in 2010, but rumours had begun to
surface since Euro 2012 that the midfielder could be tempted to rejoin his old club in Germany.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says that the club is waiting to offer him a new deal, despite
the Premier League veteran having only a year left on his contract. Redknapp has been sensational
since taking the White Hart Lane hot seat, having turned the Spurs into one of the Premier League's
giants and annual top-four contenders.
Sunderland manager believes losing van Persie is as big a miss for Arsenal as losing Messi for
Barcelona. by AH Sunderland manger Martin O'Neill has spoken about Arsenal after his Sunderland
side drew 0-0 with the North Londoners at the weekend. O'Neill said; "It's a major loss to them,
anyone would suffer if they lost [.
Arsenal are looking at numerous options to enhance their first team in a bid to end their 7 year
trophy drought. Recent newspaper reports have linked the Gunners to players in Spain, France and
even Belgium but as is expected, the Londoners will be given considerable challenge from other
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Liverpool has revived their move for Clint Dempsey by opening fresh talks with Fulham over a deal
worth Â£7 million, Goal.com can reveal.
The Merseysiders are back in negotiations with the Londoners, with discussions centring on the
players who could move to Craven Cottage in part-exchange.
Liverpool are reluctant to meet Fulham's asking price for the 29-year-old even though the Londoners
will settle for a fee of around Â£6-7m.