Manchester United sent scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho in action at the weekend, according to reports in the Portuguese media. A Bola claims that the Red Devils were at the Estadio Cidade de Barcelos to see the 21-year-old play in the away game against Gil Vicente. A strong defensive midfielder, Carvalho is [.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon's Mauricio. The Daily Mirror reports that the champions are interested in signing the 25-year-old next summer and had scouts watching him in their 4-3 win over Benfica last weekend. He was on the scoresheet on that occasion. He only joined the Portuguese outfit in the summer.
Sporting Lisbon youngster Carolos Mane is being watched by champions Manchester United. The 19-year-old has attracted the attention of David Moyes' scouts with his outstanding performances for the Portuguese outfit's B team. The revelation that he has a £1m release clause has done nothing to dampen United's interest.
Chelsea enter the race to sign €45m Man Utd target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has been attracting the attentions of scouts of top European clubs, and as per latest report from Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Chelsea have also joined the race to sign the youngster.
Sporting Lisbon youngster William Carvalho is being watched by Manchester United as the champions weigh up a bid for him. The holding midfielder has a very reasonable £5m buy-out clause, which United are tempted to activate (even if they haven't had much luck with buy-out clauses of late). The 21-year-old is viewed as one to [.
Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori could return to former club Sporting Lisbon in January. Sporting have confirmed they are looking into the possibility of bringing Ilori back on loan. The Portuguese youngster has failed to make an impression on the Reds' first-team but manager Brendan Rodgers says he was never supposed to.
Arsenal are preparing an £11m bid to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It's not clear whether Brendan Rodgers side will launch a bid of their own. The Reds were heavily linked with the Greece international but, having signed PSG's Mamdou Sakho and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, Rodgers [.
Liverpool today confirmed youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira has joined Brentford on loan. Teixeira is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Reds after his move from Sporting Lisbon. The attacking midfielder has signed a one year loan deal at Griffin Park until January 2014.
"We have not scored many goals so far this season and it is not down to the lack of opportunities.
Tiago Ilori: It's not a bad choice for me to have... http://t.co/5f5U6XzHGe #LFC pic.twitter.com/vSL8oSmA7p Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 10, 2013 New Liverpool signing Tiago Ilori has not ruled out representing England at international level, but says he intends to stay loyal to Portugal. The 20-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon for £6.
Liverpool announce Sakho and Ilori signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have confirmed the signings of French international defender Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain and Sporting youngster Tiago llori, the club have announced through their official website.
Liverpool are struggling in their attempts to bring at least one new defender to the club after deal for both their targets ran into problems. The Reds wanted to pay £6m to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori, but the Portuguese side are demanding £17m for the 20-year-old. That's despite the fact that the youngster [.
Liverpool has opened talks with Sporting Lisbon over Tiago Ilori and Ajax for Toby Alderweireld as the club look to strengthen their defensive options. The Reds, who are already without the injured Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates, lost Kolo Toure to a groin problem this week and are short of centre back cover.
Sporting Lisbon will demand £6.1m from Liverpool for the signing of Tiago Ilori. Reports in the Portuguese media claim that an opening bid of £2.5m from the Reds is well short of Ilori's price tag. A Bola claims that the 20-year-old will only be allowed to move to Anfield if Brendan Rodgers stumps up around [.
Arsenal has fixed their sights on £6m rated Diego Capel with the clock ticking until the transfer window closes. The 25-year-old winger has been on Liverpool's radar this summer and saw a £3m bid for him snubbed by Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese outfit would only consider selling should a suitor meet their £6m valuation.
Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel, according to reports in the Portuguese media. O Jogo says Arsene Wenger is considering a £6m offer for the former Sevilla flyer. He will decide whether to firm up that interest with an official approach over the next few days. The reports suggest [.
Liverpool will step-up their efforts to sign long-term target Tiago Llori after defender Sebastian Coates was ruled out of action for six months. Sporting Lisbon centre-back Llori has been on the Reds' radar for some time. But their hopes of signing him have been given fresh impetus by Coates' setback.
Sporting Lisbon is refusing to lower their price tag of £6million for winger Diego Capel with Liverpool reportedly interested in signing him. Portuguese reports suggest that Capel is ready to leave Sporting and that the club has come to terms with his exit, although they are looking to maximize their funds.
Brendan Rodgers has renewed his interest in Sporting Lisbon's defender Tiago Ilori. Rodgers shelved his interest when Sporting rejected Liverpool's £3million bid for Ilori, demanding around double that amount. Now Ilori's refusal to sign a new deal with the Portuguese club has given Rodgers' fresh hope that a compromise deal can be brokered.
Liverpool is considering a £6million move for Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel as they step up their summer recruitment policy. If Red boss Brendan Rodgers decides to go ahead with the swoop he will be confident of fending off opposition from Marseille for the 25-year-old player. The French club have had offers of £2m and £3m rejected by Sporting, who are determined their valuation will be met.
Jose Mourinho is weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, who is thought to be a target of Liverpool. According to reports Liverpool have been trying to thrash out a deal with Lisbon but are yet to come to an agreement, which leads the Mirror saying that Chelsea could come in and snatch the defender.
Liverpool's interest in the Sporting Lisbon's classy central defender Tiago Llori has hit a hitch which may severely hinder any attempts to sign him as a reinforcement for central defence. Lisbon are currently unwilling to consider negotiating over more than 20 players who share the same representatives as their prized young forward Bruma – a talent linked to a number of Premier League clubs - because of problems in getting support in signing up the 18-year-old to a new contract.
Liverpool are believed to have moved a step closer to sealing a £3 million move for highly-rated young Sporting Lisbon centre back Tiago Ilori, reports the Liverpool Echo. The Portugal Under-20 international has been with the Lisbon giants for his entire career to date, having made his debut in the Portuguese capital two years ago, during which time the London-born 20-year-old has featured in just the 12 first-team fixtures for Sporting, scoring once in the process.
Liverpool is hoping to confirm another signing in the coming days after submitting an offer for Sporting Lisbon's young central defender Tiago Ilori. The Reds have been heavily linked with the 20 year old in recent weeks and it seems as though the club are determined to try and complete as much of their business as possible in the early weeks of the transfer window.
Liverpool will be on alert after it was reported in Portugal that Sporting Lisbon made a huge loss in their last financial year which could result in the Premier League side swooping in to sign long term target Jeffren in a cut price deal. The 25 year old was being tracked by Liverpool last November in the hope they could bring him in during the winter transfer window, but they may be able to go back in for him with Sporting Lisbon needing to reduce their financial debt.
Liverpool is closing in on a £3.5million deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori. Sportsmail revealed last month that Brendan Rodgers was stepping up interest in the young Portuguese who had been identified a year earlier by club scouts. However, the 20-year-old's valuation has quadrupled since that first recommendation after he broke into Sporting's first team and established himself as one of their most consistent performers.
Liverpool FC is interested in signing Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori as a long-term replacement for Jamie Carragher. The 20-year-old defender has broken into the Sporting Lisbon first team after joining the club's youth system back in 2006. Interestingly, Ilori started his footballing career as a striker, but after he failed to impress in his first season in the club's youth team, the youngster was loaned out to Estoril.
Oguchi Onyewu parted ways with Sporting Lisbon today, making the 31 year old center back a free agent. In the past, Onyewu has expressed a preference to come to Major League Soccer at some point and that D.C. United would be his first choice team. If the team were able to sign him, Onyewu would instantly become the best defender on the team, even though he hasn't played very many games over the past few years.
Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign English-born Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier. He was a regular for Sporting last season, but his contract contains a £4.2m buyout clause that is proving too tempting for some of Europe's big clubs. The Blues are currently the favourites to complete a deal for Dier.
Chelsea target Bruma was the victim of an attempted kidnapping by fans who don't want him to leave Sporting Lisbon, according to his agent. The 18-year-old wonderkid's representative Cátio Baldé claims a group of fans tried to snatch him from a hotel las night. He said: "Last night there was an attempted kidnap of Bruma [.
Diario De Noticias have reported that Liverpool and Arsenal are both interested in signing Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio, but they will need to increase their bids to land the Portugal international. Both clubs would want to bring the 25 year old to England in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Manager Andre Villas-Boas (Google Creative Commons)
Though a number of fixtures remain in many of the world's major leagues, we already have our first champions of 2013 in the form of Bayern Munich. The German behemoths stormed to a record 23rd league title with six games remaining, but could we see any more champions crowned this weekend?
.@RvWolfswinkel9 will be making his first appearance for City when he starts against @SJEarthquakes this evening! pic.twitter.com/XynwlyeDdi Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 20, 2013 Five word review: God bless you, Rupert Murdoch. In: Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Sporting Lisbon, £8.5m), Leroy Fer (FC Twente, £7m), Gary Hooper (Celtic, £5m), Martin Olsson (Blackburn, £2.
When David Beckham moved to Real Madrid and left the #7 shirt behind, a shirt he had been desperate to wear after Eric Cantona announced his retirement, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to give the legendary shirt to a spotty, skinny kid, who'd signed for £12m from Sporting Lisbon. He'd played just one season in the first team when in Portugal and had made no appearances for the national team.
Barcelona have appointed Gerardo "Tata" Martino as the successor to Tito Vilanova. The new Barca manager was recommended by Lionel Messi after impressing at Argentine club Newell's Old Boys both as a player and manager.
It goes without saying that Fredy Montero is a Seattle Sounders legend. Montero has been one of the franchise's premier players since his initial loan spell at Seattle in the 2009-2010 season. Since that point on, Montero has scored goals in truckloads and been a star player for the Sounders. There is no doubt he has been a reason for the club's immediate success after it's founding.
Liverpool target Diego Capel is being courted by French club Marseille. The 25-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder is being closely monitored by a number of sides across Europe, including the Merseyside club and Atletico Madrid. But French newspaper L'Equipe claims the Ligue 1 outfit is ready to win the race for the winger's signature and have started negotiations with a £3m bid.
There is a lot of transfer rumours around concerning Arsenal at the moment, but none of them seem to be good for us! For starters the Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, who has been touted as Arsene Wenger's top target this summer, has now come out and announced that his dream move would be to the French Champions Paris Saint Germain, and not only that, but he says they are already in talks about the move.
TalkSPORT has reported that Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City have made Sporting forward Bruma a transfer target. The 18-year old winger has impressed in Portugal and looks to have the potential to be a future superstar.
Bayern Munich hired Pep Guardiola to manage the club next season and Bruma looks to be a player that Guardiola would love to have amongst his ranks.