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Premier League Transfer Round Up: 3rd July 2015

Chelsea Rumours of Arda Turan to Chelsea persist, with The Telegraph claiming that the Turkish winger is keen to head to Stamford Bridge. They sight the fact that Turan took to Twitter to deny rumours that he was in negotiations with Barcelona over a move to the Champions League winners. He said he was “…on holidays and resting”. Chelsea and Arsenal are both keen on …

Premier League Transfer Round Up: 26th June 2015

Chelsea It’s the broadsheets that seem keenest to talk about Chelsea’s transfer activity this week, starting with The Guardian. The chosen paper of the metropolitan elite are suggesting that Arda Turan could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer. Despite interest from Paris St. Germain, the Turkish whizz’s agent, Ahmet Bulut, said, “Arda intends to leave Spain this summer and his will is …

Premier League Transfer Round-Up: 19th June 2015

Chelsea The current Premier League champions continue to be linked with Radamel Falcao, with the BBC suggesting that a loan deal will be announced as soon as the player returns from the Copa America. 4 goals in 29 appearances for Manchester United hardly set the league alight, but 70 goals in 2 seasons for Atletico Madrid followed 72 goals in 2 seasons for Porto, so …

It’s Time For Supporters To Support

Happiness – It’s Not For Football Fans The summer break is one of the most tedious times in the football calendar. Granted if there’s a World Cup or European Championship on then things are slightly better, but generally speaking it is a few months filled with tedium and boredom. It is made worse by the ever changing sagas in the transfer market, with Raheem Sterling, …

Transfer Round-Up: 12th June 2015

Chelsea Jose Mourinho wants 3 signings this summer, according to The Daily Mirror. The self-appointed Special One is concerned that his title-winners might rest on their laurels if the club don’t bring in some competition for first-team places before the 2015-2016 season kicks off. The Portuguese manager has specified that he wants a striker to replace the departing Didier Drogba, a midfielder and a defender. …

Football Transfer Rumours: 5th June 2015

Chelsea The Telegraph are suggesting that Chelsea aren’t satisfied with having one player named D. Costa at the club, so they’ve launched a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Douglas Costa. The 24-year-old Brazilian has confirmed he’s ready to leave Shakhtar and would like to play for Jose Mourinho, clearing the way for the Blues to sign him for £20 million. The Evening Standard, meanwhile, are saying …

Blatt’s Your Lot. What Next For FIFA?

The Recent Ongoings The world governing body of football, FIFA, has long been dogged by allegations of dodgy dealings and corruption allegations, yet no one saw it coming when the FBI arrested seven of the organisation’s top officials on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. It has rocked the football world to its core, yet it didn’t stop FIFA from ploughing on with …

Transfer Round-Up: 29th May 2015

Chelsea  The Daily Mirror is saying that Jose Mourinho is considering hijacking Liverpool’s pursuit of Christian Benteke, as the Belgian seems destined to leave Aston Villa this summer. The same paper is also convinced that Chelsea are looking to bring in Asmir Begovic to replace Petr Cech as Thibaut Courtois’s number two at Stamford Bridge.  Manchester City Manchester City’s pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne has …

Premier League End Of Season Awards

Team Of The Year The 2014-2015 season was not the finest in the history of the Premier League. The performance of Chelsea at the beginning of 2014 was such that it was generally considered that by December the title was theirs to lose. It shouldn’t take anything away from Chelsea’s season long performance, but it was made an awful lot easier for them that all …

Is The Top 4 Now Locked In?

Money, Money, Money UEFA have announced that the prize money in the Champion’s League is increasing significantly for the 2015-2016 season. Previously clubs would receive £6.4m simply for reaching the group stage of the competition, with a further £750,000 per win and £370,000 per draw on top of that. That will rise to £8.9m for group stage qualification, with an additional £1.1m for a win. …