Roman Abramovich rejects offer to buy Chelsea from American billionaire business tycoon – who was keen on Tottenham purchase in July

10 Dec

Roman Abramovich has rejected an offer of almost £2.5billion ($3bn) to buy Chelsea from an American businessman, according to reports. Todd Boehly, the former Guggenheim Partners LLC president and a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, remains interested in a deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehly has been told to raise his offer […]

Pep Guardiola ‘waving a white flag’ in Premier League title race and ‘Man City fans should be worried’, says Adrian Durham

10 Dec

Adrian Durham believes Manchester City should be very concerned about the ‘appalling’ comments Pep Guardiola made following Saturday’s derby defeat to Manchester United. After the defending champions’ 2-1 home defeat to their rivals, Guardiola conceded it was ‘not realistic’ to still think about the Premier League title race after it left them 14 points adrift […]

Arsenal urged to axe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as soon as possible by Tony Cascarino, who slams ‘lazy’ forward’s ‘poor attitude’

10 Dec

Arsenal should get rid of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as soon as possible as he has a ‘poor attitude’ and makes the Gunners WORSE, according to Tony Cascarino. The former Ireland and Chelsea forward slammed the striker’s demeanour in his Times column on Tuesday, having watched Arsenal end their run of nine games without a win on […]

From ‘useless waste of money’ to ‘superb vs Man City’ – Jamie Redknapp on why Manchester United man Fred deserves more credit

10 Dec

Jamie Redknapp singled out Manchester United midfielder Fred for special praise following their victory over Man City at the weekend. The Red Devils earned the bragging rights in Manchester with a 2-1 win thanks to first half strikes from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. Unfortunately, the derby was overshadowed by a video on social media […]

In Marcelino, Arsenal and Everton would be getting a manager who ‘builds solid teams’ and who players love, Andy Brassell explains

10 Dec

European football journalist Andy Brassell has given talkSPORT the lowdown on Arsenal and Everton managerial target Marcelino. The Spaniard has been linked with both vacancies following strong spells with Villarreal and Valencia. Marcelino guided Valencia into the Champions League and won the Copa del Rey at the expense of Barcelona last season, but was controversially […]

Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg reveals details of half-time team talk that inspired comeback win at West Ham

9 Dec

Arsenal players were inspired by a Freddie Ljungberg half-time team talk in their 3-1 comeback win over West Ham on Monday. The Gunners had been trailing at the break thanks to Angelo Ogbonna’s 38th-minute header. But three goals in nine second-half minutes from Gabriel Martinelli, club-record signing Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured a first […]

Jurgen Klopp press conference: Liverpool boss on how to stop Erling Haaland, fixture congestion and Champions League clash vs RB Salzburg

9 Dec

Jurgen Klopp has revealed his plan to keep Erling Haaland quiet in Liverpool’s Champions League clash with RB Salzburg. The Reds will qualify for the knockout stages of Europe’s elite competition if they avoid defeat in Austria on Tuesday. To do so, they will have to successfully deal with Haaland, who has netted eight Champions […]

Transfer news and football gossip: Tottenham keen on two former Premier League stars, Aston Villa eye Chelsea outcast Pedro, Patrick Vieira wants Arsenal job

9 Dec

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Monday’s papers and online… Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with Marouane Fellaini. The Tottenham boss has made contact with the Belgium midfielder, who he worked with at Manchester United. Fellaini joined Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng at the beginning of […]

Craig Shakespeare appointed Watford assistant head coach in reunion with new Hornets boss Nigel Pearson

9 Dec

Watford have appointed Craig Shakespeare as their assistant head coach. The 56-year-old joins Nigel Pearson’s backroom team with the Hornets six points from safety. Shakespeare, who assisted Claudio Ranieri in Leicester’s 2015/16 title-winning season, is reunited with new Hornets boss Pearson. The duo have worked together at West Brom, Leicester and Hull. Shakespeare returns to […]

Bobby Duncan’s agent suspended and fined by Football Association for Twitter posts sent during striker’s acrimonious Liverpool exit

9 Dec

The agent of former Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan has been fined and suspended by the Football Association. Duncan’s controversial move from Anfield to Italian club Fiorentina went through in July after negotiations with fraught issues between Liverpool and representative Saif Rubie. Rubie launched a scathing attack on the Reds and the club’s sporting director Michael […]

Jose Mourinho targets January reunion with Marouane Fellaini as Tottenham boss makes contact with former Manchester United star

9 Dec

Marouane Fellaini could be set for a shock January move to Tottenham as Jose Mourinho has allegedly made contact with his former Manchester United midfielder. Fellaini ended his five-and-a-half-year spell at Old Trafford and joined Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng at the beginning of the year – shortly after Mourinho was fired by the […]