(Image Gallery) All The New Premier League Kits For 2014/15 Including Arsenal’s Puma Shirt And Interesting Liverpool Third Strip
(Image Gallery) All The New Premier League Kits For 2014/15 Including Arsenal’s Puma Shirt And Interesting Liverpool Third Strip
All the new jerseys for the 20 sides in the English top tier. Check in to Arsenal vs Crystal Palace With the 2014/15 Premier League season starting on August 16th CaughtOffside thought it was about time to give you the updated list of the kits the …
Kyle Walker is desperate to shine for Tottenham this season and prove that he is England’s best right back.
Emmanuel Adebayor will likely still believe he is capable of thriving under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
Unfortunately for the Tottenham Hotspur striker, for the fourth year in a row, his summer preparation has been disrupted.
In 2011 and 2012, th…
Five Transfer Deals that Will be Completed Within the Next 48 Hours Including Imminent Arsenal & Liverpool Purchases
Summer moves that almost ‘done deals’, including Emirates Stadium and Anfield captures.
Dejan Lovren (Southampton to Liverpool) £20m
Croatian is set to be the latest in a very long line of players leaving St Mary’s and will join two of his former team-mates, Adam Lallana & Rickie Lambert, at Anfield.
Southampton paid Lyon £8.5m for the 24 year old a year ago but will pocket more than twice that fee so boss Ronald Koeman will at least have least have ample funds to invest in an able replacement for the tough tackling centre-back.
Calum Chambers (Southampton to Arsenal) £16m
And another Saints star set to leave the south-coast side with Arsenal close to agreeing a deal to sign the teenage right-back for a fairly hefty fee, though far less than Man United paid for Luke Shaw.
Chambers will look to challenge Mathieu Debuchy for the Gunners right-back role, leaving Carl Jenkinson out in the cold, and will become the third Southampton man to move to the Emirates Stadium in recent seasons as he follows in the footsteps of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
David Ospina (Nice to Arsenal) £3m
25 year old Colombian will battle Wojciech Szczesny for the starting spot between the sticks as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks to replace Lukasz Fabianski.
The experienced keeper had an excellent World Cup and after six years at Nice is set for a ‘step-up’ to life in the upper echelons of the Premier League.
Divock Origi (Lille to Liverpool) £10m
Teenage Belgian will be brought in by Brendan Rodgers, though could be loaned back to Lille for the coming campaign, as Liverpool continue to adopt a youthful transfer policy.
Origi had a standout campaign in Ligue 1 last term and forced his way into Marc Wilmots Belgian national team set-up, scoring in the World Cup and proving himself to be a very hot prospect.
Loic Remy (QPR to Liverpool) £8.5m
Yet another Liverpool capture and a deal that is very near completion, with the French forward having already completed a medical with the Merseyside outfit.
The QPR forward enjoyed a successful loan spell at Newcastle United last term, scoring 14 goals in 24 starts, and will look to help fill the void left by the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
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Xbox rage in the Spurs camp.
Argentine attacking midfielder Erik Lamela did not enjoy a very good debut campaign at Tottenham Hotspur.
After singing from Roma for a club-record transfer fee in August, the 22-year-old made just three Premier League starts for the White Hart Lane club.
However, he has been the star of Tottenham’s preseason tour of North America so far, scoring two excellent goals in a 3-2 win over Toronto FC earlier this week.
Lamela has also been bossing it on the Xbox, dominating his teammates on FIFA 14.
Iago Falque was his latest victim and the Spanish winger did not take defeat well.
Lamela uploaded the below video to Instagram, along with the message: “Fifa 2014… not get mad @iago1424 , it’s only a game… #COYS # Tottenham”.
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Saturday’s Tottenham gossip: Southampton have placed a £27m price-tag on Morgan Schneiderlin in an attempt to put-off both Tottenham and Arsenal; plus more…
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Southampton to demand £27m for star midfielder
Southampton have placed a huge £27m asking price on the head of star midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin – according to reports in the Guardian.
The Saints have already lost Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw this summer, while both Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers are thought to be closing in on moves to Liverpool and Arsenal respectively.
And, in an attempt to deter further interest in 24-year-old French international Schneiderlin, new St Mary’s boss Ronald Koeman has massively inflated his asking price. Both Tottenham and Arsenal have been long-term admirers of the player, but may now need to up their bid substantially in order to convince the South Coast club to sell.
Atletico Madrid enter the race for Antoine Griezmann
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have become the latest team to show an interest in France’s World Cup star, Antoine Griezmann.
The 23-year-old Real Sociedad winger has been linked with Tottenham, but the Daily Express believes that Spurs will now need to significantly step up their interest if they are to land the player.
It has been well documented that Spurs’ initial £15m bid wasn’t enough to loosen Real Sociedad’s grip on their young starlet – leaving the North London side with no option but to meet Griezmann’s £25m buy-out clause.
Spurs make Jay Rodriguez enquiry
It is also understood that Tottenham have made an enquiry over Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez:
I’m told Arsenal want Morgan Schneiderlin AND Callum Chambers from Southampton. Spurs have also made an enquiry for Jay Rodriguez
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) July 25, 2014
Rumours of Tottenham’s interest in Rodriguez began in early June, shortly after Mauricio Pochettino was appointed, and before the mass exodus from Saints began.
But once again, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is likely to demand a huge price for an England international who he will be desperate to keep hold of.
Leicester City join the race for Lewis Holtby
Newly promoted Leicester City have reportedly entered the race for Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby.
The 23-year-old German international, who spent the second-half of last season on loan at Fulham, has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs in recent weeks – including both Crystal Palace and QPR.
The Daily Mail also suggested that the player could be used as a makeweight in a deal for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.
Juventus favourites to sign Tottenham target Samuel Eto’o
Juventus have meanwhile emerged as the favourites to sign Samuel Eto’o, who has attracted plenty of interest since his release from Chelsea at the end of last season.
Talk Sport believe that the Italian giants have prepared a contract offer for the former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker, who is now 33-years-old.
Juventus may even be willing to grant him his wish of a two-year contract after a knee injury to Alvaro Morata, which he sustained in his very first training session after joining from Real Madrid.
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Tottenham’s long and illustrious history has thrown up its fair share of legends from David Ginola to Luka Modric.
Southampton value Schneiderlin at over £27 million.
Southampton want in excess of £27 million for their holding midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, reports the Guardian.
The Saints are reportedly valuing the 24-year old above Luke Shaw, for whom Manchester United paid £27 million recently.
This development comes as a huge blow for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who were hoping to land the Frenchman for a much lower price as he is believed to be wanting a step up in his career.
Southampton’s management though are adamant not to let Schneiderlin go on the cheap as they have already lost a number of their key players, mainly to Liverpool and Manchester United.
The South Coast club’s new boss Ronald Koeman is believed to have spoken to Schneiderlin over the phone, and is set to meet the French international when he returns to training after his post 2014 World Cup holiday.
It now remains to be seen whether either of Arsenal or Tottenham would be willing to negotiate what looks like a very high fee with the Saints for their ace midfielder.
Transfer round-up: Balotelli deal, Southampton warn Spurs and Arsenal, QPR near coup, Everton boosted by Chelsea legend
It is set to be another busy day transfer-wise and so we have compiled all of this morning’s news from around the web to get us underway.
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10) Alen Halilovic (Barcelona)
A highly exciting youngster, Barcelona won the race for the signature of Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic earlier this summer. With a playing style similar to that of club legend Xavi, or fellow countryman Luka Modric, Halilovic will be a great signing for the future, even if he doesn’t go into the club’s first-team straight away.
9) Yann M’Vila (Inter Milan)
Once regarded as one of the best up-and-coming young talents in the world, things haven’t quite gone to plan for French midfielder Yann M’Vila, but he will be given the chance to prove himself at a big club this summer after signing for Inter Milan. Arriving initially on a loan deal from Russian side Rubin Kazan, the 24-year-old could prove a great piece of business if he regains his best form.
8) Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City)
A player who first rose to prominence in the Premier League in a loan spell at Swansea City, Gylfi Sigurdsson is now back with the Welsh club after a less successful spell with Tottenham Hotspur. The Icelandic midfielder, who can play in a variety of attacking and defensive midfield roles, is probably best used centrally where he can be the main playmaker, and will hopefully find the form that made him such a top player for the Swans in the second half of the 2011/12 season.
7) David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain)
Although mostly used as a defender at Chelsea, David Luiz looks likely to be moved into midfield after showing more ability in bringing the ball forward, linking play and scoring the occasional wonder-goal than at doing his defensive duties to the required standard. The Brazilian had a nightmare World Cup for his country, but he could revive his career with a big move to Paris Saint-Germain, if he is given the chance to operate further up the pitch.
6) Emre Can (Liverpool)
A highly promising young player, Emre Can looks a good addition in midfield for Liverpool this summer. The former Bayer Leverkusen man can also operate at left-back or left-midfield, but his comparisons with Germany legend Michael Ballack should see him utilised in a central role, perhaps becoming a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard.
5) Fernando (Manchester City)
A superb performer for Porto, Fernando has been snapped up by Manchester City this summer and looks an astute signing. The Brazilian is primarily a defensive-minded player, but should link well with the likes of Yaya Toure and his fellow countryman Fernandinho in the middle of the park, becoming a key player in the champions’ bid to retain their title.
4) Ander Herrera (Manchester United)
After nearly signing for Manchester United last summer, the Red Devils have finally got a hold of Ander Herrera, who joins from Athletic Bilbao in a deal worth roughly £30m. The Spaniard is an intelligent, deep-lying playmaker who should provide United with more balance and creativity in the middle of the park, in something that has long been a problem position for this side.
3) Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
A player who should go down as a great signing, Cesc Fabregas was surprisingly allowed to leave Barcelona for Chelsea for just £30m this summer. The former Arsenal man has been one of the best midfielders in the world for much of his career, and despite a recent poor spell, will surely find his best form again in the Premier League and become one of the transfer coups of the summer.
2) Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
Cesc Fabregas’ replacement at the Nou Camp, Croatian playmaker Ivan Rakitic looks an exciting signing for Barcelona after signing from Sevilla. The 26-year-old registered 15 goals and 13 assists in all competitions last season, and looks potentially like becoming one of the best midfielders in Europe.
1) Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
A star with Bayern Munich and Germany, Real Madrid have got hold of a superb player here with the bargain £20m signing of Toni Kroos. The 24-year-old had also been targeted by Manchester United and Chelsea after his contribution to treble wins and World Cup victories for club and country in recent years, and he will no doubt add a touch of class to Real’s midfield next season.
Southampton believe Schneiderlin is more valuable than Shaw
Arsène Wenger is also an admirer of the French midfielder
Southampton will signal their determination to hold on to Morgan Schneiderlin by telling his suitors, who are headed by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, that he would cost them in excess of the £27m that Manchester United paid to sign Luke Shaw.
Ronald Koeman, the new Southampton manager, will meet Schneiderlin for the first time on Monday, when the France defensive midfielder reports for pre-season training, having been on leave since the World Cup finals. Koeman has spoken to Schneiderlin on the phone but when he sees him, he will stress how fundamental the player is to be to the project at St Marys.
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It’s been another busy day with plenty of transfer rumours. London24 provides a handy round-up of all the action. Our live blog will be back on Monday.
Tottenham must improve on how they start matches this season under Mauricio Pochettino.