TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chiefs shut door on Pogba (& others) saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chiefs have ruled out plans to sell Paul Pogba.The Telegraph says United have no plans of selling Pogba in the January transfer window or next summer.With relations with Jose Mourinho souring Pogba was tipped to return to Juventus when the transfer window opens next week, but the report claims Ed Woodward deems Pogba an integral part of his plans on and off the pitch.The report adds that United chiefs believe Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are the future of United’s attack.And of course for Woodward, there is Pogba’s huge commercial value to consider.
Burnley manager Dyche admits seeking outside help to solve form slumpby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley manager Sean Dyche has revealed he’s sought outside assistance to help him get to the bottom of their form woes.Dyche has asked trusted football contacts to watch games at Turf Moor in order to give an independent view on what is going wrong.”We get feedback from the staff and the players and I have people outside the club as well who I listen to, who I trust or who I ask to come to our games. They are very honest people who look through the results,” he said.”I certainly don’t think I’ve got all the answers. You’re in the wrong business if you think you have got all the answers because it’s a very tough business to have any answer.”We out-ran Everton in virtually every metric,” he said. “How could we have 50-50 possession, 11 against 10 shots, 23 crosses against 19 (without commitment). It is an impossibility.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Sampdoria defender Andersen draws inspiration from Skriniarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria defender Joachim Andersen admits he’s drawing inspiration from Inter Milan stopper Milan Skriniar.The Dane welcomes comparisons with the former Samp defender.“I’ve read and heard these comparisons many times before, but they don’t bother me,” the Dane told Sky Sport Italia.“I’m my own person, even if I understand the comparisons because we’ve played for the same club at a young age and, like me, didn’t play at first.“Now he’s continuing to grow and becoming a great player. I hope to take the same route as him.“Giampaolo? I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m very happy that he’s my Coach. He’s one of the reasons I came here because I knew he was a great Coach.“He’s someone who really takes care of the smallest details. For me, that’s very important as a defender.“I don’t know what the future holds, I’m just thinking about doing my best. After that, of course it’s nice that other clubs are interested in me, but right now I’m only thinking about playing well for Samp, where I’m happy.“I like Italian football and Samp play great football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boost as AC Milan target Higuain replacementby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are boosted by news that AC Milan are already looking for a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain.Milan feel that Juventus want to cash in on Higuain, which has led them to pursue Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa.For now, Higuain is on loan at Milan till the end of the season.Any Chelsea deal would only be possible if Milan agreed to terminate his loan, which would allow Juventus to sell him.And former Italy star Antonio Cassano does not believe that letting Higuain leave is the right move.Cassano is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: “For me it’d be madness to sell Higuain. He’s their only decent player, their only champion, and one of the best strikers in the world. I would never get rid of him.”
AC Milan consider move for Tottenham fullback Serge Aurierby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are considering a move for Tottenham fullback Serge Aurier.The Serie A side are looking for an alternative for Andrea Conti.Sport Mediaset says they will target Aurier in January.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is yet to be convinced by the Ivory Coast international.The Argentine could be open to selling Aurier if he can find a replacement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Hertha Berlin midfielder Grujic confident of future with Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHertha Berlin midfielder Marko Grujic believes he has a future with Liverpool.The 23-year-old has returned to the German capital for a second consecutive season as he prepares to join Liverpool’s first team come 2020/21.”It’s not easy to become a part of the Liverpool squad, I can see myself in the red shirt but I have to become more experienced before I can wear it again,” Grujic told the Liverpool Echo.“I want to improve my physical performance and take my concentration to another level. I want to be ready for Liverpool so I will have a chance to get into the team.”Despite offers from Atalanta, Brighton and Eintracht Frankfurt, Grujic stayed at the Olympiastadion – revealing Jurgen Klopp was the driving force behind the decision.He said: “He said that it would be a great opportunity for me to improve my development. The Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world and Hertha BSC is a big club.“It is very important for me to play regularly right now and [Klopp] told me to fight for my place in the team.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mexico boss Martino happy Man Utd watching Macias and Cordovaby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMexico boss Gerardo Martino is happy hearing Manchester United are watching the young pair.Jose Juan Macias and Sebastian Cordova have been linked with United in recent weeks.Macias, a striker with Leon, is also interesting West Ham. Cordova is a 22-year-old winger who plays in his homeland for Club America and has been linked with United in Portuguese media reports.Martino stated: “The important teams in Europe must have in their sights on more than 100 players in the world, which does not mean that they are going to buy them. So they are in the sight of Benfica or Manchester like so many others, it’s the work they must do.“If there is any comment, it’s because they generate it for their performances and are doing things well, it’s likely that there are scouts who take them into account.”
Tottenham boss Pochettino snaps: Do you think it’s the time?!by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is unconcerned about the club’s decision to allow documentary cameras to follow them.It was announced on Friday that Spurs will be the subject of the latest Amazon series of All or Nothing – a fly-on-the-wall documentary that will focus on the current campaign.Asked about his thoughts on the club agreeing to the documentary, Pochettino said: “Do you think it is a moment to talk about that?”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment.”That was a club decision to do a documentary about Tottenham and me as a manager I need to give my best to help the club to do what the club want.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Sports Writer Adam Schefter attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, who is constantly glued to his cell phone(s), is one of the hardest working people in all of sports, so it’d be one heck of a surprise if the Worldwide Leader decided to terminate him out of the blue. But Friday morning, for whatever reason, ESPN deactivated both his cell phone and his laptop computer, as if he’d been let go by the company. It was eventually reported as “accidental” by a company spokesman.Sources: Someone at ESPN “accidentally” placed @AdamSchefter on the terminated list. Devices have been deactivated. Looking for suspects— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) August 21, 2015Schefter joked on Twitter that it was actually the second time it’s happened to him.Been through this before. Not any easier to take 2nd time around. Do want to thank all the great people at ESPN. https://t.co/vI4j6mDObm— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2015IT just told me HR confirmed to them that I have not been fired (whew). Now they need to figure out how to re-activate my Iphones and laptop— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2015The question, obviously, is whether someone did this as a joke intentionally or if it was just a mistake. If it was the former, perhaps someone will be getting fired by ESPN today.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have seen Clasico dates in 2019-20 set for October 27 and March 1, with the schedule for the new season in La Liga having been revealed.The first meeting between two old adversaries will take place at Camp Nou, with the return date at the Santiago Bernabeu set to be staged after the turn of the calendar year.The Blaugrana will be looking to complete a hat-trick of title successes when competitive action resumes in Spain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Big-spending Madrid are, however, planning to chase them down.Zinedine Zidane has been backed in the transfer market this summer to complete deals for the likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy.Barca, though, are seemingly preparing to offer a notable response to those additions.Talk of Antoine Griezmann completing a move from Atletico Madrid that has been mooted for some time continues to build, while Neymar could be returned to Catalunya from Paris Saint-Germain.Their presence would bring added spice to Clasico contests that always have plenty riding on them.Barca and Madrid will be hoping to have any new arrivals bedded in by the time they lock horns in October.The Blaugrana are set to open their campaign with a trip to Athletic Club on the weekend of August 18.Real will also be heading out on the road in the first round of fixtures, as they travel to Celta Vigo.The opening round of matches in #LaLigaSantander 2019/20!🔥 MATCHDAY 1 🔥 pic.twitter.com/SV9PmEBtpk— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) July 4, 2019Elsewhere, Atletico take on Getafe, Espanyol host Sevilla, Valencia tackle Real Sociedad and Real Betis take on Real Valladolid.Villarreal will start with a visit from Granada, Mallorca entertain Eibar, Levante go to Alaves and Leganes take on Osasuna.The first Catalan derby of the campaign will take place on January 5, at the RCDE Stadium, before rivalries are rekindled on May 10.Atletico will play host to Real on September 29 and cross the Spanish capital to the Bernabeu on February 2.Andalusian derbies also form part of the Liga calendar, with Sevilla taking on Real Betis on November 10 and March 15.The final round of games, which will take place on May 24, include Barcelona travelling to Alaves, Real going to Leganes, Atletico hosting Real Sociedad and Valencia taking on Sevilla.