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The Blues icon has completed a sensational return to the club where he won numerous trophies, including the Champions League in 2012.
In July 2004, a largely unknown attacker by the name of Didier Drogba was signed by Jose Mourinho for £24 million from French side Marseille. Back then, no one anticipated that the Ivorian would become one of the best players ever to pull on a Blues jersey, let alone be the one to help them win their first ever Champions League in 2012 against Bayern Munich.
And now, nearly exactly 10... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester City kick off their International Champions Cup tournament against Milan, who were defeated in their own opening match earlier this week.
One side will be coming into this match full of confidence whereas the other will proabably be feeling a bit bruised and battered. For Manchester City, who have won their last two friendlies by score-lines of 2-1 and a more comfortable 4-1 result against MLS side Sporting Kansas City, the Premier League champions will be hoping to keep up this good run of form in their first match during this year's... Read the rest of the article »
World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker won't take part in the beginning of the upcoming English Premier League season, reveals Wenger
Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal's German core, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker, will all miss the beginning of the 2014-15 English Premier League season.
The trio were all part of the German national team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, beating Argentina 1-0 at the famous Maracana stadium back in July 13.
Former Real Madrid star Ozil in particular played a full... Read the rest of the article »
Both the Premier League giants and the Ligue 1 champions are reportedly keen on Real Madrid's Argentinian attacker.
With the arrival of Toni Kroos and now James Rodriguez, rumors have been rife that Angel Di Maria will be one of the players to make way.
Yesterday, (as per 101 Great Goals) a Spanish report claimed that the Argentinian attacker was nearing a switch to Ligue 1, with his price set at €60 million, but PSG, having already splashed the cash on David Luiz were quite concerned with breaching... Read the rest of the article »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid look to rebuild their squad after losing key players in this transfer window, and have earmarked two Arsenal Spaniards as ideal signings
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid look set for a double raid on London side Arsenal as Los Rojiblancos prepare a move for Spanish duo Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal.
The Liga BBVA giants have seen their squad seriously depleted in this summer's transfer window, losing Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis, and Diego Costa to English Premier League club Chelsea.
Last year's Champions League runners-up... Read the rest of the article »
American fans have the chance to see Premier League giants Liverpool take on a recently resurgent Roma side in a friendly clash in Boston.
Last time Liverpool faced off against Roma in the United States, the match ended 2-1 in favor of the Giallorossi, with goals from Michael Bradley and Alessandro Florenzi giving the captial club a two goal advantage before Charlie Adam's late strike. Interestingly, two out of the three goalscorers on that night--Bradley and Adam--now are no longer with their respective clubs and now ply their trades... Read the rest of the article »
Los Rojiblancos are reportedly hopeful of bringing their former striker back but there are some financial constraints.
According to reports, Atletico Madrid are hoping to bring former striker Fernando Torres back to Spain.
The former Liverpool and Atleti attacker has failed to live up to his massive £50 million price tag since arriving at Stamford Bridge three years ago.
As per the Daily Mail, Los Rojiblancos executive Miguel Gil was spotted in London recently, leading to rumors that La Liga's top... Read the rest of the article »
Spanish publication Sport claim that the Premier League giants could battle it out with Barcelona for the Viola star.
Given that they are keen on totally overhauling their squad after their diasterous campaign last season, it is not surprising that Manchester United has been linked to a whole slew of players during this summer's transfer window.
The Red Devils have already been associated with making a move for Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels following the departures of experienced defenders such as Rio Ferdinand... Read the rest of the article »
Premier League and Serie A fans can catch Liverpool taking on Roma on Wednesday evening, before MLS followers tune into Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes later that same day.
NBCSN presents a soccer doubleheader this Wednesday, July 23, beginning with Liverpool v. AS Roma in a “Football at Fenway” friendly at Fenway Park in Boston at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the San Jose Earthquakes hosting the Chicago Fire at 10:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the Liverpool-AS Roma match joined... Read the rest of the article »
Despite having already brought in a slew of new faces, Liverpool are reportedly still searching to add a top notch midfielder to their ranks.
They already have secured a quartet of new signings, and that is not including most recently QPR's Loic Remy to add to the acquisitions of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, and Lazar Markovic.
And they're not done yet, as Liverpool will add Belgian starlet Divock Origi as well as Croatia's Dejan Lovren for a grand total of nearly £100 million.
However, despite the flurry of... Read the rest of the article »
Reports from across Europe indicate the German international could be swapping the Bundesliga for the Premier League.
Manchester United has been very keen on making their disasterous showing during last season's Premier League campaign.
The Red Devils brought in a new coach and have made some changes by signing young English defender Luke Shaw while allowing veteran Patrice Evra to depart for Italy with Juventus.
Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels is another reported target for new coach Louis van Gaal... Read the rest of the article »