Italian publication Tuttosport claims that Milan and Arsenal could enter into a cash + player swap arrangement for their two attackers
It definitely seems that the Italian press are very keen to keep Mario Balotelli's name in the papers, especially considering his future at Milan.
As recently as earlier this week, Tuttosport had conjured up a story with the enigmatic attacker being keen on a move to Juventus, which, although it is the silly season, seems as credible as the often-used, trite expression, "when pigs fly".... Read the rest of the article »
Tottenham will continue their preseason preparations as they face Chicago Fire at the Toyota Park on Saturday, the 26th of July.
Tottenham’s opening fixture began on a disappointing note as they drew 3-3 against Seattle Sounders. Mauricio Pochettino taking charge of his first match as Tottenham boss saw his team fall behind twice, but Spurs were able to level scores after being awarded two second half penalties.
In their second pre-season game Tottenham showed more promise as they picked up a 3-2 win over FC Toronto... Read the rest of the article »
Arturo Vidal's latest comments put Manchester United's hopes of the Chilean ace wearing a Red Devils jersey next season in doubt
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal appears to have put the Red Devils' hopes of signing the Chilean to an end after he came out and said he will not be moving to Manchester.
The 27-year-old ace has dazzled at the middle of the field for his team in Serie A ever since moving to Turin from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2011.
This has led to a host of clubs to chase after Vidal, with Louis van... Read the rest of the article »
In their opening match of the International Champions Cup 2014 Real Madrid go against Inter Milan at the California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, the 26th of July.
Their match against Inter Milan will be Real Madrid’s first after a historic 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid last season which allowed them to clinch their tenth Champions League title. Los Blancos will be even stronger this time around having signed two of the brightest prospects in the world of football.
Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez made their prospective moves to the Bernabéu... Read the rest of the article »
New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony met up with Los Blancos players who are in UCLA for their preseason tour in the US
La Liga giants Real Madrid were paid a surprised visit by a famous American athlete during the Spanish club's US tour.
New York Knicks basketball player Carmelo Anthony passed by Los Blancos, who were training at UCLA, meeting up with some of the Champions League winners' star players.
The NBA ace, a small forward, who won gold medal with the USA basketball team at the London Olympics... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester United and Roma kick off the second match-up of this year's International Champions Cup.
Both Manchester United and Roma had quite surprising domestic campaigns last season, albeit for entirely different reasons. For the Red Devils, a team that consistently has been in the top four in the Premier League, it was nothing short of an nightmare of a season that saw them break records all for the wrong reasons and as a result will not be playing in Europe this season.
For the Giallorossi... Read the rest of the article »
The veteran Chelsea midfielder has now completed his move to MLS and will join fellow European star David Villa at NYC FC
After much speculation, Frank Lampard has now completed his move to MLS.
The 36-year-old, who is Chelsea's all time leading scorer--an impressive stat for a midfielder--will now be earning over €100,000 per week at the newly created American club and has signed a two year deal.
He will join fellow European star David Villa, who made his move official after leaving Atletico Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
The Rossoneri start their US pre-season tour under new boss Pippo Inzaghi by taking on Greek side Olympiakos
Milan fans will be hoping that last season will soon become a distant memory as the Rossoneri look to get back on track under new coach Pippo Inzaghi.
They barely scraped into a top half finish, meaning that they won't be featuring in European competiton next season, but if teams like Roma and Liverpool are any example, this does not necessarily mean that they won't be able to redeem themselves... Read the rest of the article »
The Costa Rican, who is officially an Arsenal player yet has yet to feature, is reportedly on the radar of the Serie A side.
Although he has yet to feature for his parent club, Costa Rican attacker Joel Campbell is still hopeful that he will get his chance this season.
The 22-year-old had a largely impressive campaign with his national side, scoring his team's first goal to equalize against Uruguay in their 3-1 group stage win and converting his spot-kick to finally see off Greece in the round of 16.
However... Read the rest of the article »
According to reports in Spain, the Real Madrid star indeed may be saying adios to Los Blancos in favor of a move to England.
If reports are to be believed, another La Liga star could be making a move across the pond to England this summer.
So far, Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas has moved to Chelsea, Atleti has had Filipe Luis and Diego Costa also move from los Rojiblancos to the Blues and Fabregas' Blaugrana teammate Alexis Sanchez will now be featuring for Arsenal this season.
It seems like Real Madrid's captain... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona could see the 27-year-old striker put on their jersey earlier than expected as the Uruguayan could have his lengthy ban reduced
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez could see his four-month ban reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, enabling him to debut for his La Liga side when the 2014-15 season kicks off.
The Uruguayan forward was handed this lengthy punishment after the 27-year-old bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 2014 World Cup group stage encounter with the Azzurri, which they won 1-0.
As... Read the rest of the article »
After his four-month ban for the bite on Giorgio Chiellini, one player believes Luis Suarez has not been fairly treated as a player
Spanish forward Iago Aspas has come to the defense of his former Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez after the striker was handed a four-month ban for his bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, saying he was treated as a murderer.
The Uruguayan striker, who moved from the Merseyside club to Barcelona, fond himself embroiled in controversy after sinking his teeth into an... Read the rest of the article »
The Barcelona ace was reportedly so disgruntled with things at Camp Nou that he apparently sounded out a move to England.
They certainly do not call the summer transfer window "the silly season" for nothing.
But, by far, this story is the most incredible--and not necessarily in a good way--but rather because it's so unbelievable that it should make even the most gullible individual raise one's eyebrows in disbelief.
According to the Metro (as per Spanish publication Vozpopuli) things were going... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN will host a slew of exciting matches from MLS, the International Champions Cup, the Emirates Cup, and more.
On the heels of its most-watched FIFA World Cup presentation, ESPN networks will carry 30 live soccer matches the next two weeks, beginning today with a doubleheader telecast of ESPN Summer Soccer Series matches: Toronto FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN/ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET), and the matchup of two reigning league champions, Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City vs. English Premier... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker has made no secret about being open to playing his football outside France, with several Premier League clubs reportedly keen on his services.
Although he just arrived at PSG, Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has not ruled out leaving the Ligue 1 champions this summer.
The former Napoli man made the move from Serie A last summer, but has been reportedly unhappy with the role he has been playing in while in France as Laurent Blanc has largely shifted him on the wing to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Yet, he still managed to... Read the rest of the article »
American Fans to Get Front Row Experience of Soccer’s Greatest Players and Famed League Live in Theaters Starting Aug. 16
Soccer has taken root in the U.S. as never before and now new and longtime soccer fans alike will get a chance to witness the world’s best soccer on the big screen as Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group team up to present “Barclays Premier League LIVE" beginning Saturday, Aug. 16. Americans will have the opportunity to see England’s best – league champions Manchester... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN Deportes makes it easy for Spanish speaking fans to follow some of their favorite teams such as Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City during the eight-team International Champions Cup.
ESPN Deportes will present exclusive Spanish-language, multiplatform coverage of the second edition of the Guinness International Champions Cup starting July 24 through August 4. Live coverage of all the matches will be available on ESPN Deportes television and WatchESPN via computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices. ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast select matches and ESPNDeportes.com... Read the rest of the article »
Former Auxerre coach Guy Roux feels that the Brazilian and PSG captain's performances have been going downhill since earlier this year.
Despite being rated as one of the best center backs in the world, Brazilian captain Thiago Silva still has his fair share of critics.
The PSG star, who also serves as captain of Les Parisiens was unable to participate in his team's semi-final clash with Germany due to suspension, and as a result the hosts were subject to a 7-1 humiliation, the joint-worst loss in their history.
And despite... Read the rest of the article »
The Swiss midfielder admits that he's pleased by reports of interest from other sides including Liverpool and Juventus.
Despite having now spent two seasons at Bayern Munich, Xherdan Shaqiri has found it hard to secure a concrete spot in the starting XI under the two managers he's had so far.
The Swiss international notably netted a hat-trick at this year's World Cup as his team cruised to victory over Honduras and although he has yet to join up with his die Roten teammates, speculation is rife that his future... Read the rest of the article »
After weeks of negotiations, Barcelona have finally forked out the £15.8m asking price for Jeremy Mathieu, and now welcome the French defender to Camp Nou
Barcelona have completed the signing of French center-back Mathieu Jeremy from Valencia on a £15.8m fee as the player put pen to paper on a four-year contract, becoming the Catalan side's fifth signing of the summer, after Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Ivan Rakitic, and Luis Suarez all sealed their Camp Nou move.
The 30-year-old defender will join the Catalan side after previous... Read the rest of the article »