Transfers & Rumours

Reports: West Ham Happy To ‘Listen To Offers’ For Javier Hernandez Just Five Months After Fluffing £16m On Him

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West Ham really are the pits when it comes to this transfer malarkey. No matter how hard they try, they just cannot do it properly.

Indeed, it's being reported that Messrs Davids Gold and Sullivan are willing to "listen to offers" for Javier Hernandez, the man they spent £16million to acquire just five months ago.

Reports: Crystal Palace In Contact With Free Agent Carlton Cole After Losing Christian Benteke To Knee Ligament Injury

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Roy Hodgson's soul-sapping start to life as Crystal Palace's new manager has plumbed a new depth today with news that, having lost their sole remaining striker to injury, the club are mulling over the prospect of signingCarlton Cole.

Having lost Christian Benteke to a knee ligament injury last week, Hodgson currently doesn't have a single recognised senior striker at his disposal with Connor Wickham already ruled out until January and, well.


Parlour on what Arsenal need for success next season

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The Romford Pele himself, Ray Parlour, has been giving his thoughts on Arsenal and the season which is now drawing to a close with the usual fight for fourth place when we all expected and hoped for so much more from the Gunners this time. He stopped short of blaming the boss, even though he [...]

Can Arsenal win the title WITHOUT buying?

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AFC poll....Premier league title 2015/16. by Gooner100 I think it'd be really interesting to see where everyone really stands on AFC at the moment. The debate is heated and there is still a strong lobby on JustArsenal for at least a top quality striker. However, assuming we DON'T go out and buy a top striker [.

Arsenal should make Alexis Sanchez our new STRIKER!

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Why Alexis Sanchez can play as a striker at Arsenal by AT As most of you will know, Arsenal are in talks with Sanchez and his agent and numerous sources yesterday reported that Arsene had met both of them after the Chile game. He would be a great signing as a winger due to the [...]

Do Arsenal actually NEED Cesc Fabregas? I don’t think so….

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The curious case of Cesc Fabregas by MrAFC Cesc Fabregas, a name that will forever be in the hearts of all Arsenal fans. The diminutive Spaniard who went from youth prodigy to captain in just a matter of seasons, and who led the team with purpose and aggression, the type that had been lacking since [.

Arsenal fans set for more transfer torment as Wenger urges patience!

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Hopefully Arsenal fans will have a warm glow in their hearts this summer. If the Gunners keep up their recent form for another eight days, we won't have to listen to every other pundit, commentator or interviewer trawling out their favourite line about, blah blah years without a trophy. And the players proved this season [.

Arsenal should go for this hot young English striker!

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Arsenal must get Connor Wickham or someone else will! By Twig One of Wenger's trademarks is the ability to spot young and obscure talents and mould them into fine footballers with Arsenal. He did it with Nikolas Anelka, Thierry Henry and quite recently with Theo Walcott. It must also be the motivation behind the signing [.

Arsene Wenger reveals that Arsenal don’t need to buy a striker this summer

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Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration. But the fact [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger tells Serge Gnabry to take his big chance

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Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal youngster to take advantage of the "fantastic opportunity" to establish himself as a first-team regular. Injuries to Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain have presented the 18-year-old with the chance to get some game-time under his belt. The German youngster featured in last weekend's victory against Stoke, and Wenger wants [.

Nicklas Bendtner hails ‘emotional’ Arsenal return

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Nicklas Bendtner managed an assist and converted a penalty as he made his return to the Arsenal first-team. The Dane scored from the spot during a shoot-out win for the Gunners against West Brom in last night's Capital One Cup tie. And the striker said he had been moved by the reception he received from [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘Nicklas Bendtner can be unstoppable’

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Nicklas Bendtner can be "an unstoppable striker" according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. And we don't think he means that the hefty Danish star would be like a freight train once he gets up to speed. Wenger was speaking ahead of the Denmark international's return to the Gunners first-team for tonight's Capital One Cup clash [.

Tottenham could beat Arsenal and West Ham to Ciprian Marica signing

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Spurs are set to pip Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham to the signing of free agent Ciprian Marica. The Romania international appeared to be free to choose between acting as backup to Olivier Giroud at the Gunners or leading the line for the Hammers in Andy Carroll's absence. But the Sunday People reports [.

Liverpool want Arsenal target Abel Hernandez

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Liverpool are plotting a January swoop that would see Palermo striker Abel Hernandez link-up with Uruguay international team-mate Luis Suarez at Anfield. The Daily Express claims the Reds are keen to sign Hernandez, linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, in a £4m deal. The 23-year-old is known to be unhappy in Italy, [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praises improved Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud

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Arsene #Wenger is currently talking in the press conference ahead of #AFCvSCFC. Full video on #Arsenal Player later (@Arsenal) September 20, 2013 Arsene Wenger has praised both Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud for the improvements they have made to their games. Midfielder Ramsey and striker Giroud have both been instrumental in the [.

Photo: Mesut Ozil stands on a chair for his Arsenal initiation

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Even £42.4m signings cannot sidestep age-old football rituals like forcing the new boy to sing a song. Mesut Ozil performed his Arsenal initiation by standing on a chair and belting out a tune. The moment was snapped by youngster Chuba Akpom, although the striker didn't reveal what Ozil had sung.

Chelsea striker Demba Ba was ‘ready’ to join Arsenal

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Demba Ba has admitted he came very close to joining Arsenal during the summer transfer window. But now the Senegal international has reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for a place in Chelsea's first-team after the move failed to materialise. He said: "I was ready to go and play [for Arsenal] but it didn't happen.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea target Fernando Llorente for January move

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Spain international Fernando Llorente is a January transfer target for Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea. The former Athletic Bilbao striker has failed to make an impression since joining Juventus on a free transfer earlier this summer. He finds himself behind Carlos Tevez and Mirko Vucinic in the Old Lady's pecking order and is also rumoured to [.

English Premier League

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United’s Young New Hero

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After being knocked out of the Champions' League Group Stage, Manchester United was 2-1 down after the first leg against FC Midtjylland and in danger of humiliatingly getting knocked out of the first round of the knockout stage of the Europa League. Going into the second leg at home on February 25, 2016, United immediately.

How do Chelsea fix their striker troubles?

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Samuel Eto'o hasn't found his form since signing for Chelsea.

All teams have a lead striker but all "top" teams have a lead striker that can score. There's no denying that Chelsea have had their problems since Drogba left, and this has left them with a dilemma.

Di Canio the first major casualty of sack race as season kicks into gear

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The new football season may only be a few weeks old but already we are starting to see some movements on the 'Managerial Merry-go-Round'. We are not even in October yet but Paolo Di Canio has already become the first major casualty in the Premier League having been given the sack as manager of Sunderland.

Everton’s Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku: ‘I watch every minute of every Premier League game’

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Romelu Lukaku says he watches every minute of every Premier League game in an effort to improve his own game. The Belgium international, currently on loan at Everton from Chelsea, wants to become the best striker in the league, so he likes to see what the competition are up to. The 20-year-old conducts his marathon [.

Photo: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has a pleasant dream

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FORTY WINKS: A behind the scenes gallery from Plzen is on the way here's a sneak peek featuring @AgueroSergioKun: Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 18, 2013 We assume he's having an enjoyable dream. Perhaps that's just the way you sleep when you're a Premier League footballer.

Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis will stay at Lyon until the end of the season

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Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed he will stay with the club until next summer which means his Premier League suitors might not be able to sign him in the winter transfer window. The France striker was widely linked with a move to Newcastle during the transfer window. At one stage he appeared to [.


There’s a New Martial in Town

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He has endured comparisons galore by being dubbed the new Henry, Anelka and Kluivert but there is one thing for certain Anthony Martial has the potential to surpass all of their achievements and...

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GIF It: Daniel Sturridge handballs Liverpool into the lead against Sunderland

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Daniel Sturridge continued his run of goals with this dubious opener against Sunderland today. The Liverpool striker performed a move technically known as the Trevor Brooking to dive in and find the net with his arm.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez return will improve Daniel Sturridge

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Photo: The manager in conversation with @D_Sturridge and @VictorMoses at Melwood Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's return to Premier League action with Liverpool will only help in-form Daniel Sturridge, and not stifle his excellent start to the season.

Photos: Liverpool training ahead of Sunderland trip

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Photo: Luis Suarez getting ready for his Barclays Premier League return Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Liverpool's squad have been in training ahead of their visit to Sunderland on Sunday. Striker Luis Suarez is preparing for his long-awaited Premier League comeback after he biting ban following his return to action in the [.

Liverpool scout Lazio’s ice cube prankster Keita Balde Diao

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Liverpool sent scouts to watch former Barcelona youngster Keita Balde Diao in Lazio's Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw last week. Sky Italia reports that the Reds are keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, who joined the Italian side in 2011. He was rated as one of Barca's hottest prospects until he fell out with the [.

Robin Van Persie out of Man Utd’s game against Liverpool

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Robin Van Persie has been ruled out of tomorrow's Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool and is a doubt for Saturday's game against West Brom. The Manchester United striker missed his side's derby day defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and will not feature against the Reds. United boss David Moyes said: "I don't think [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is ‘chomping at the bit’ ahead of Man Utd match

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Brendan Rodgers chose an unfortunate turn of phrase as Luis Suarez prepares to return from his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. At his press conference ahead of the Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United, Rodgers claimed the Uruguayan striker was "chomping at the bit". The Liverpool manager said: "It has been a [.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and his daughter sing You’ll Never Walk Alone

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West Ham striker Andy Carroll out with ‘ballerina’ injury

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The injury that threatens to ruin Andy Carroll's World Cup hopes and West Ham's season is one usually suffered by ballerinas, not footballers. That's according to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce. The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker does so much jumping that he has picked up an injury that is more common among ballet dancers and [.

Manchester United

Man Utd target Robert Lewandowski confirms he’ll sign for Bayern Munich in January

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Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that he will sign a contract with Bayern Munich in January. Asked by SPORT1 reporter Christian Ortlepp if he was switching to Bayern in January, Lewandowski answered: "Yes, because then I can officially sign a contract. Officially, I can only say something in January.

GIF It: Sergio Aguero’s goal (Manchester City vs Manchester United)

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Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City the lead in today's Manchester derby with this superb volley. After a quick break down the left flank, the cross from Aleksandar Kolarov was actually a bit behind the Argentine striker. But that didn't matter one bit. He wrapped his foot around the ball to score with a beautifully controlled [.

Man Utd boss David Moyes thought Wayne Rooney had ‘gone soft’

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Moyes: "I think Wayne's attitude is he's a big-game player. Fans come to see people like him make the difference." Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2013 Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is pleased to see a bit more aggression from Wayne Rooney because he thought the striker had "gone soft".

Wayne Rooney thanks Man Utd fans

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Wayne Rooney has thanked Manchester United's supporters for the reception he got after scoring his 200th goal for the club. The striker netted twice in last night's Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen to become only the fourth player in United's history to hit the 200 goals mark. Supporters showed their appreciation when he was [.

Transfer Talk

Manchester City increase scouting of Udinese forward Piotr Zielinski

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Manchester City are stepping up their scouting ahead of a possible January move for Udinese youngster Piotr Zielinski. The 19-year-old has scored three goals in five caps for Poland, and has impressed Manuel Pellegrini with his handful of appearances for Udinese's first team. The Chilean is increasing City's monitoring of the striker, who only signed [.

Tottenham ‘plot transfer swoop’ for AC Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy

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Tottenham are planning to bring AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Sunday People. Andre Villas Boas is said to want to invest a large chunk of Gareth Bale's transfer fee in the 20-year-old Italy international. Spurs want extra firepower following the arrival of Roberto [.

The Rest

Video: See more of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa than you ever wanted to see

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It turns out that Aston Villa's Nicklas Helenius got off lightly having his shorts pulled down against Spurs yesterday. Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa was fully de-kegged during his side's clash with Osasuna. Spanish TV audiences were treated to the Brazilian's sizeable behind rolling across their TV screens in slow-motion.