Rafa Benitez is the best piece of business that Mike Ashley has done

Former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd believes current owner Mike Ashley has 'pulled a rabbit out of the hat' by persuading Rafael Benitez to stay on as manager following the club's relegation to the Sky Bet Championship. Spaniard Benitez replaced Steve McClaren in March but failed to keep the Magpies in the Barclays Premier League. However, Newcastle finished the season with a stunning ...

Leicester City in talks with former Manchester United trainee

Former Manchester United trainee goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler is in talks with Barclays Premier League champions Leicester. The 27-year-old, who joined Hannover from United in 2010, has exercised an option in his contract that will allow him to leave the relegated Bundesliga club this summer. His destination appears to be the King Power Stadium, where he will provide competition and support for Danish ...

Steve Bruce outlines his plans for Hull City in the Premier League

Steve Bruce wants Hull to model themselves on Swansea, West Brom and Bournemouth after sealing their instant return to the Premier League, even though his future at the club remains uncertain. Sunday's 1-0 Championship play-off final victory over Sheffield Wednesday secured a first-time return to the top flight for the Tigers and the fourth promotion of Bruce's career. After months of speculation ...

Former Arsenal legend gives his opinion on Theo Walcott problems

Thierry Henry believes Theo Walcott's exclusion from the England squad while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck are injured proves how much he has disappointed. Walcott spent 18 months playing alongside Henry at Arsenal until the Frenchman's transfer to Barcelona, having been described by some as his successor when joining the Gunners in 2006. A surprise call-up to England's World Cup squad ...

John Terry breaks his silence over Jose Mourinho Man Utd appointment

John Terry has backed his former boss Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United this season. The former Chelsea manager was appointed this week as the successor to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. Long-serving Chelsea captain Terry knows the Portuguese well and expects him to make a big impact. 'It's fantastic news for Man United,' Terry told Sky Sports ...

One Man Utd player Tottenham should seriously consider pursuing

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a host of players from across the world since the beginning of their league title challenge. Under Mauricio Pochettino, the Lilywhites have become serious contenders for silverware, and are about to enter the Champions League after a 5-year absence. However, the manager is well aware that the squad requires some changes and would do ...

Some massive advantages for Jose Mourinho at Man Utd

After several months of speculation, Jose Mourinho was appointed manager of Manchester United last week, with an immense task of restoring the club ahead. However, unlike predecessor Louis van Gaal, the accomplished boss has a number of factors working in his favour. For their first season under Mourinho, United are not in the Champions League, having narrowly missed out on 4th ...

No point Chelsea signing young Argentine if they do not play him

Chelsea will need to make some significant changes to their squad if they are to compete for the Champions League qualification positions next season, with several transfer targets and departures rumoured. Among them is River Plate’s highly-rated defender Emanuel Mammana, apparently available for a relatively cheap £8 million. The 20-year-old has already earned a name for himself in Argentina, making ...

Arsenal would be mad to consider selling to title rivals

There’s no denying that Arsenal have several players in their squad that could do with being replaced, either because they’re inconsistent or below the quality needed to regularly challenge for major silverware. Although the club have already confirmed some departures, such as Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, the future of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains in doubt, amid rumours that Leicester City ...

Sunday 29th May – Latest Man Utd Transfer Gossip and News

Only a couple of news items for Manchester United supporters today, including an ambitious transfer target and hints that a veteran player may remain with the team. The Daily Star are reporting that Jose Mourinho has instructed the club to do everything possible to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. The Spanish youth international has enjoyed an excellent season under Diego ...

Sunday 29th May – Latest Man City Transfer Gossip and News

A few fresh Manchester City rumours in the press at the moment, with the Citizens believed to be interested in buying a recent Champions League winner, and a prolific Serie A striker. The Daily Star are claiming that Manchester City will abandon their pursuit of Paul Pogba, instead aiming to sign Toni Kroos from Real Madrid. The German international has been ...

Sunday 29th May – Latest Liverpool Transfer Gossip and News

Liverpool are going to have to work hard for their transfer targets, with today’s reports claiming that champions Leicester City are keen to compete for at least two players. Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, but face stern competition from Leicester City, claim the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old arrived from Stoke last summer, but despite winning the ...