The Viola hope to keep Barcelona from snapping up their star winger among reported interest from the La Liga giants.
After their successful World Cup in which they made it to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, it is no surprise that several of Colombia's stars are on the radar for some of Europe's biggest clubs.
While James Rodriguez has been making most of the headlines after his excellent performance in Brazil due to his imminent move to Real Madrid, Fiorentina's star Juan Cuadrado has... Read the rest of the article »
The Colombian star appears to be moving ever close to getting his dream move to Real Madrid after being photographed at the airport
According to Spanish reports, James Rodriguez has issued an ultimatum to Monaco.
The Colombian star has reportedly told the Ligue 1 side in no uncertain terms that he does not wish to play for the team that finished second in France's top flight in any of their pre-season friendlies.
The reason? Naturally, a fear of getting injured that could put his dream move to Real Madrid in jeopardy.... Read the rest of the article »
The Turin giants have added yet another new face to their squad for the upcoming season with the signing of the French international.
Despite the initial turmoil due to some sudden changes on the tactician's bench, Juventus have been nonetheless going ahead with making moves in the summer transfer market.
The Bianconeri already added a new face to their attacking arsenal with the recent acquisition of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. The Spaniard is believed to have cost them €18 million and his move was apparently in... Read the rest of the article »
Philipp Lahm has officially stepped down; Germany needs a new captain but a natural replacement might not be easy to find.
Philipp Lahm's departure from the German national setup has caused another problem aside from the lack of a natural successor for the right back slot. Joachim Löw, much like what he had to do prior to the 2010 World Cup, must pick a captain. It was widely suspected that Miroslav Klose might take over, having captained the side unofficially in Ballack's absence many times. However, Löw... Read the rest of the article »
Reports from England and France claim that the iconic striker will return to the club to team up with his former manager.
He was visibly moved when he returned to Stamford Bridge as his side Galatasaray faced off against Chelsea in the Champions League this past season.
For Didier Drogba, it was a homecoming befitting of a king, as fans waved banners and his former boss Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the Ivorian star's goal scoring feats.
And now having finished his stint in Turkey, reports from England... Read the rest of the article »
The former Chelsea midfielder will now try luck in America with MLS side NYC FC
MLS fans will soon have yet another international star plying his trade in the United States.
NYC FC has already secured the signature of former Atleti striker David Villa, while Orlando City has Milan midfielder Kaka on their books.
And the newly established New York club will now add yet another familiar face to their roster in the form of Chelsea's midfielder Frank Lampard.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Liverpool spend yet again in bolstering their squad with the acquisition of QPR's French striker.
Following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona in a club record deal, Liverpool have wasted little time in splashing the cash as they aspire to quickly rebuild their squad ahead of the upcoming season.
Their second place finish in the Premier League means that the Reds will make a return to the Champions League after a hiatus and coach Brendan Rodgers has been especially keen on adding further... Read the rest of the article »
The 27-year-old Chilean midfielder has admitted he is aware of Manchester United and Real Madrid's interest in him, but will wait seven to eight days before making a decision
Juventus superstar midfielder Arturo Vidal has revealed he will make a decision regarding his future after seven to eight days upon returning from holiday.
The Chilean ace has been a name on many clubs' wishlist since the transfer window opened, with Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Arsenal all rumored to be after Vidal.
English Premier League side Manchester United appear to be ahead... Read the rest of the article »
Casillas rumored to be seriously considering his options with the arrival of Keylor Navas at Real Madrid.
With Costa Rica's star goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, set to come on board, Real Madrid will be spoiled for options when it comes to selecting who will feature between the sticks.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti will have to choose between captain Iker Casillas, Diego Lopez, and the aforementioned new signing as the team hope to mount a successful domestic title challenge and be able to retain their Champions... Read the rest of the article »
The Liga BBVA heavyweights are ready to sell Spanish midfielder Isco in order to fund a move for Colombian ace James Rodriguez
La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sell Spanish midfielder Isco in an attempt to fund their James Rodriguez chase.
The Colombian star shined at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, scoring six goals in five games, and has a number of admirers on his tail, but the 23-year-old Monaco star openly admittied to preferring the Bernabeu over any other destinations.
Isco, on the other... Read the rest of the article »
Philipp Lahm has stepped down suddenly at the age of 30. Captain Lahm has not always been the most popular person in his country; however, he clearly makes the difference.
In late 2009, Philipp Lahm was fined 25,000 Euros by Bayern. The reason was one which divided the Bayern contingent. Lahm criticized his club.
He is obviously not the first player to do so. However, in an interview fuelled by his emotions and desire to win major silverware, he criticized Bayern's transfer policy. He also criticized the lack of a fixed philosophy, according to ESPN.
"Top... Read the rest of the article »
Dolores Aveiro is frequently at the Bernabeu to watch Cristiano. At her book launch earlier this week, Aveiro made a shocking revelation to reporters about her son.
For those fans who follow Cristiano Ronaldo's career, they know very well that the Portuguese captain came from nearly nothing. His parents did not have much money, so he was taught to make do with what ever he had at his disposal.
At the age of 29, the native of Madeira has earned himself enough money to take care of his family. Living a much more comfortable lifestyle now, Cristiano's mother... Read the rest of the article »
The Premier League winners could make a move for the Colombian striker but will have to compete with Chelsea for his services.
If reports are to be believed, Monaco could be losing yet another star this summer.
The newly cash rich outfit already looks set to lose Colombian star James Rodriguez, with Real Madrid especially keen on his services, and Rodriguez's international compatriot, Radamel Falcao is another that could be saying au revior to the Ligue 1 side.
Reports claim that Real Madrid, who have also been... Read the rest of the article »
The on-loan Chelsea attacker is believed to have grabbed the attention of the Serie A winners as they look to further bolster their attack.
Despite impressing while on loan, Chelsea are still reportedly keen on selling Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku during this summer's transfer market.
The Blues apparently are looking for at least £20 million for the powerful attacker, and the player himself, who had an indifferent campaign with Belgium at this year's World Cup is believed to be looking to leave having failed to make an impact... Read the rest of the article »
The Blues have acquired the Brazilian defender from Los Rojiblancos on a three-year deal.
Chelsea, who have been quite active in this summer's transfer market, have now acquired a new defender.
The Blues have already purchased a new midfielder in the form of Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas and an attacker in Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa.
And now, Jose Mourinho's side have added another Atleti player to the mix--Brazilian defender Filipe Luis, with the 28-year-old signing a three... Read the rest of the article »
The world cup winner’s protracted move to the Spanish side has finally been completed and the 24 year old is set to don Real Madrid colors from next season.
With the German champions unwilling to match his wage demands, it was inevitable that Toni Kroos’ time at the club would come to an end sooner or later. Man United had been chasing the playmaker for a while, but with the Red Devils unable to secure qualification to the Champions League, sealing a move to Old Trafford was out of the question for a player as big as Toni Kroos.
Real Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
The Bianconeri, according to reports from Spain and Italy have finalized a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
After a dramatic past week regarding some big chances on the manager's bench, Juventus have finally secured the signature of Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.
Despite the initial turmoil at the club following Antonio Conte's abrupt resignation, and the lukewarm reception given to new coach Massimiliano Allegri, the Bianconeri have moved full steam ahead to ensure that their transfer market goals... Read the rest of the article »
Less than a week after guiding die Mannschaft to World Cup glory, German national team captain Philipp Lahm has called an end to his international career
Die Mannschaft captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football, calling an end to his 10-year love affair with the German national team.
Initially reported by German news outlet BILD (per 101 Great Goals), the 30-year-old Bayern Munich defender wishes to end his international career on a high and has decided now is the best time to hang up his boots, a revelation confirmed... Read the rest of the article »
His team won the World Cup but he does not remember the first half. He watched the match in a dazed state. He played for the first half hour too. Kramer's problem has reignited an age old debate.
Nicola Rizzoli had a concerned expression etched across his face as he walked up to Bastian Schweinsteiger. He needed to deliver an important message. He felt Christoph Kramer's time was up. He had to leave the pitch.
Why did Rizzoli feel so? After all, Kramer was not the first player to return back to the pitch following a head injury. Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay and Javier... Read the rest of the article »
Fans can catch both MLS and now NWSL coverage via ESPN this summer.
The “summer of soccer” continues on the ESPN networks with three matches this weekend beginning with Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders vs. Barclays Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, July 19, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Jon Champion, who made his ESPN U.S. debut in May prior to the FIFA World Cup, returns from Brazil to call the match alongside analyst Kasey Keller... Read the rest of the article »