Everton boss Silva fed up with Allardyce sniping: I’d rather hear from Moyesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is fed up with the sniping of predecessor Sam Allardyce.After their FA Cup win over Lincoln City, Silva aggressively rejected criticism from his predecessor by pointedly saying he has no love for the Blues.“We need to look if these people love this club. If some people have another agenda, don’t want good results, just instability within our club, they are not worth listening to,” he said of Allardyce.“OK he (Allardyce) is one colleague, one coach as well. Maybe if it is David Moyes I would listen because he did something really important at this club.”But in this case it is not important at all.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bayern Munich keen to replace Robben with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich want to replace Arjen Robben with Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Sun says the Chelsea youngster is the German giants’ top transfer target in a £30million deal this month.And he will get the No10 next season when Robben leaves the club, showing the teenager how highly they rate him.Robben is a club legend with seven Bundesliga titles and a Champions League triumph during his time at Allianz Arena.As a Chelsea player Robben won two Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as an FA Cup before he was sold to Real Madrid in 2007.Hudson-Odoi is seen as the face of a bright future for the club and has refused to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with the prospect of following Jadon Sancho to Germany appealing after finding chances limited.Chelsea have twice rejected bids from Bayern, with the Blues reportedly demanding a package of £36m for the winger. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Wolves closing on new deal with Joao Moutinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are closing on a new deal with Joao Moutinho.Talks over a new two-year contract for Wolves midfielder Moutinho are at an advanced stage, says the Express & Star.The 33-year-old Portuguese midfielder has been a revelation since being signed for £5million from Monaco last year, and the club are determined to keep him around.The Euro 2016-winner’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but him staying for two more is being discussed, and negotiations are understood to be well on their way to being concluded.Moutinho arrived after trophy-laden spells at Sporting, Porto and Monaco, and was instrumental as Wolves enjoyed vast success last season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jagielka backing Sheffield Utd keeper Henderson for England callby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been backed for success at international level with England.Henderson again impressed in Sheffield United’s win over Everton on Saturday.“I know Deano is desperate to get in there and get his international debut,” Henderson’s Blades teammate Phil Jagielka said.“He just has to keep his head down here and keep doing the right things. And, above all, keep putting in performances like he did against Everton.“It is all about getting experience when you are a young goalkeeper like Dean.“No matter how good you are, you have to have that experience. He will need to make mistakes. He will need to have the highs and lows.“But I think you could see afterwards just how excited he was. He was then trying to talk his way through the game in the changing room.“What I like is he is a little bit of a perfectionist. That is what you want. He will only grow as a character and as an individual.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea youngster Mount: Stamford Bridge must become a fortressby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount says Chelsea must turn Stamford Bridge into a fortress.The Blues are yet to win a game at home this season.”Of course [we need to win more at home], if you look at the games we have had we can take positives from every game we have had,” Mount said with Chelsea facing home games against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup and Brighton in the Premier League this week. “We need to win games at home, that’s a big focus.”We are doing well away and now the focus is building that fortress at home and, when teams come here, they know it will be a tough game. We showed that in the second half. “They are one of the best teams in the league and, in the second half, I felt like we dominated it.”
Juventus coach Sarri hails Man City, Liverpool target Havertzby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits he’s a fan of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.The youngster has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester City – and now Sarri has admitted his admiration.”A player who combines great physical characteristics with technical ones, now he plays as an offensive midfielder or as a second striker. He seems complete, he can also play as a total midfielder,” said Sarri.”The fact that he is only 20 makes one think that he will really be one of Europe’s most important players.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bournemouth delighted Surridge loans have workedby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth loan chief Carl Fletcher is delighted seeing Sam Surridge earn a first England U21 call.Surridge’s first career goal in the non-league school of hard knocks came for Weymouth in a 3-2 defeat at Bedworth in the Southern Premier League in January 2016.The following season, he stepped up to National South with Poole before making his Football League debut for Yeovil in a chastening 8-2 defeat by Luton in August 2017.Surridge went on to score ten times for the Glovers before another spell in League Two saw him net 12 goals in 22 games for Oldham last season. His goalscoring exploits had Championship clubs clambering for his signature this season with Surridge continuing his development at Swansea. Fletcher told afcb.co.uk: “All players develop at different stages of their career and, sometimes, what’s right for one’s pathway is not going to be the same for someone else.“It’s important to look at the individual and their needs. Certain things with the first team will dictate that and we have to balance up what’s best for the club.“I’ve learned that every team in the world wants a striker! We could have 20 strikers and we could get them all out on loan.“They have to get used to men’s football so that’s usually their first loan. Each loan will be dependant on how well they do. You can have all these plans but it’s irrelevant if the player doesn’t do well.“There are lots of different areas where you can see a successful loan. There is no God-given right for them to walk into a team or play every game. If they are doing well, the manager of the loan team will play them, there are no politics involved.“Some players will get it straightaway, others will take two or three loans before it finally clicks. We find out a lot about our players when they are away from the football club.“The way I look at it is there is no such thing as a bad loan. There is always something the players can benefit from.“If a player hasn’t played much then he needs to know why. Whatever the reason, there will always be a benefit to the loan in terms of experience and trying to get better each time they go.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona signing Pedri admits previous trials with Real Madridby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLas Palmas’ 16-year-old midfielder Pedri admits he’s had previous trials with Real Madrid.Pedri signed with Barcelona this past summer before being loaned back to Las Palmas.”I had a trial with Madrid but I wasn’t fortunate. On my first day I couldn’t train because of the bad weather,” he said. “It was incredibly cold.”Despite signing a deal to join Barça in the summer he’ll remain with Las Palmas for the time being. His next objective is to impressive at the upcoming U17 World Cup in Brazil.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd could block Nemanja Matic exitby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United could block Nemanja Matic from leaving in 2020.Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are keen on Matic and monitoring his situation, says Corriere dello Sport.The Serbian midfielder’s deal at the club expires next summer, meaning Inter could begin pre-contractual negotiations for a free transfer in January.But United want to take up their option to extend Matic’s deal to avoid losing the player for nothing.Conte managed Matic when he was at Stamford Bridge and the player was key for his side as he led them to the Premier League title in the 16/17 season.
Depay praises Man Utd midfielder Pereira for Liverpool performanceby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has praised the club’s attacking midfielder Andreas Pereira.The latter has endured some criticism from United fans for his indifferent displays this season.But Pereira was impressive in the no.10 role as United battled for a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.And he earned praise from Depay for that performance.When Pereira posted about the game on his Instagram account, Depay replied by saying “You was [fire emoji].” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say