Boost for Stoke! Star man Bojan set for Premier League return

first_img Stoke City star Bojan 1 Stoke’s Spanish maestro Bojan Krkic is set to return to Premier League action.The playmaker, who arrived at the Britannia Stadium from Barcelona last summer, hasn’t played since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in January.But he completed his long-awaited return by playing 85 minutes against Luton in the League Cup on Tuesday and manager Mark Hughes is confident he can get back to his best following his positive performance in a penalty shoot-out win over the Hatters.“He played a decent amount of time tonight and he is only going to get better,” said the Potters boss, who side drew 3-3 with the League Two side after 120 minutes.“We saw a lot of his quality, he started to tire toward the end but that was probably expected.“He was always looking to go forward and find those key passes, so we were pleased with him and he will come on a bundle after that.”last_img read more

‘It’s an absolute joke. Levy out!’ – Tottenham fans slam chairman over Berahino deal

first_img Levy Out signs at Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur have got themselves into another fine mess on Transfer Deadline Day.Four paltry bids for Saido Berahino have gone in and been rejected by West Bromwich Albion as they look for a new striker to give Harry Kane a helping hand.With the deal not going through, the player has taken to Twitter to rant about his treatment at the hands of the Baggies and inform chairman Jeremy Peace he won’t play for the club again.Spurs fans have taken to social media to hit out at their own chairman Daniel Levy for his attitude to transfer and it’s fair to say they aren’t too happy.Check out what they said on Twitter below… 1last_img read more

Man United team to play PSV – no Rooney, but this line up is very exciting

first_img 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted Man United team by leaving a comment below 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (midfield) 23. Luke Shaw (left back) 11 11 17. Daley Blind (central defence) 11 11 9. Anthony Martial (striker) 11 16. Michael Carrick (midfield) 11 11 11 7. Memphis Depay (left sided attacker) 11 21. Ander Herrera (central attacker) 11 PSV v Man United is live on talkSPORT at 7.45pm on Tuesday 15 September.Man United are back in the Champions League.The club face the Dutch champions in Group B in Eindhoven, having missed from the competition last season following a poor 2013/14 Premier League campaign, but must do it without captain Wayne Rooney.WAYNE ROONEY WILL MISS THE TRIP TO PSVWill this mean a first start for Anthony Martial? The 19-year-old forward made his debut at the weekend against Liverpool and scored United’s third goal in their 3-1 win.Do you agree with this predicted line-up? 11 12. Chris Smalling (central defence) 8. Juan Mata (right sided attacker) 36. Matteo Darmian (right back)last_img read more

Man United step up Ronaldo pursuit, Akinfenwa would ‘snooze’ Costa and Liverpool latest – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are on red alert amid claims Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to leave Real Madrid next summer. The Red Devils are facing competition from French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain, while Real would demand a new world record fee of £90m for the superstar forward. (Daily Mirror)?Centre-back Phil Jones is on course for a return to the United first-team against Sunderland on Saturday after ending his month-long battle against a blood clot in his calf. (Daily Telegraph)The Red Devils are also showing an interest in promising 18-year-old defender Jerry St Juste. The young Dutchman has caught the eye of club scouts in action for PSV Eindhoven. (Daily Mail)Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is thinking about sending 20-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi out on loan in the January transfer window. (Het Laatste Nieuws)AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has admitted the club settled for signing Reds flop Mario Balotelli on loan when they failed to capture Swedish frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic from PSG. (Daily Star)AFC Wimbledon man mountain forward Adebayo Akinfenwa has claimed he would ‘snooze’ Diego Costa if the pair ever squared up on the pitch. (Daily Express)Tottenham are keeping a keen eye on Red Star Belgrade teenage sensation Luka Jovic, with Spurs scouts making regular checks on the 17-year-old striker since last season. (Daily Mail)Bournemouth manager boss Eddie Howe believes Cherries’ star striker Callum Wilson is ready for the international stage and will recommend him for an England call-up. (Bournemouth Echo)Sheffield Wednesday want to sign Sunderland striker Danny Graham, 30, on loan and are prepared to cover his wages as part of the deal. (Sunderland Echo)And here are some of the top stories on talkSPORT.comLiverpool transfer report: Barcelona tipped to make move for star man Philippe CoutinhoExclusive – David Seaman: ‘I feel embarrassed as a footballer’ about Arsenal’s Gabriel’s sending offRennes star speaks out about reported Arsenal and Liverpool interestRonny Deila confirms former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole in line to join CelticDavid De Gea will not receive compensation from Real Madrid over failed Man United exit, insists president PerezLeeds United transfer news: Will Buckley to join on loan from Sunderlandlast_img read more

Quality Man United goal v Arsenal, top scoring Liverpool ace and more PL quiz questions

first_imgRemember that fiery Arsenal v Man United encounter when Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira kicked off in the tunnel BEFORE the game began?Of course you do, but what about the game itself? United won 4-2, with the fourth goal a delightful chip, but which Red Devil scored it?What about the Premier League managers? Do you know much about their career paths? Have a crack at these 10 questions ahead of a packed weekend of football, which you can hear live on talkSPORT.For full commentary of Chelsea v Southampton at 5.30pm on Saturday 3 October, listen here and then for the big Merseyside derby, tune in from 1pm to hear Everton v Liverpool on Sunday 4 October.About | Privacy | Terms 1 Everton v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT last_img read more

End of his Liverpool career? The news Jurgen Klopp did not want to hear

first_img Danny Ings 1 Hot on the heels of news that Joe Gomez has injured his cruciate knee ligaments, Liverpool have announced another summer signing, Danny Ings, is out for the season having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.It’s bad enough to sustain such a serious injury, but Ings had begun to find his feet at Anfield after his summer arrival and had only just made his England debut, meaning he is likely to miss out on the chance to play at Euro 2016.With Jurgen Klopp newly arrived on Merseyside, it also means Ings won’t have a chance to impress his new boss this season.Here is a selection of the reaction on social media…last_img read more

Man United blow! Goalkeeper target Samir Handanovic set to stay at Inter Milan

first_img Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic 1 Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic is set to sign a new deal with Inter Milan, ending speculation of a potential move to Manchester United.Handanovic was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, with the club expecting David De Gea to join Real Madrid.But that deal fell through and the Spaniard has now signed a new four-year contract with Louis van Gaal’s side – although his future is likely to be the source of further speculation this summer.Handanovic’s contract was due to expire in the summer, leading to reports he could move to United in a free transfer if De Gea does eventually return to Spain.But the 31-year-old glovesman is now set to sign a new £7million contract with Inter, with Sport Mediaset reporting the Slovenian will commit his future to the club until 2019 in a deal worth around £1.8m a season.last_img read more

Raheem Sterling pleased with progress since swapping Liverpool for Manchester City

first_imgRaheem Sterling believes he is evolving every day as a player since his summer move from Liverpool to Manchester City.The England star notched his first Champions League in Tuesday night’s win over Sevilla as City secured their place in the last 16.And the winger thinks his new team-mates and the top-level matches Manuel Pellegrini’s side are involved in are helping him grow as a player.“It’s great to be part of this squad and with the players we’ve got I’m learning every day,” Sterling said.“I’m just glad to be here and to be able to take part in football matches like this one.” Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling 1last_img read more

Kick Off: Feist Night Special

first_imgMark Saggers was joined by Stan Collymore for a Feist Night special, in the aftermath of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea sacking. In the hour-long episode, the duo discussed whether it was the right decision, where it all went wrong and the potential replacement, as well as talking to callers.last_img

Tottenham boss keen to keep happy dressing room after learning from this mistake at Southampton

first_imgMauricio Pochettino will not risk Tottenham’s dressing-room harmony after learning from his “mistake” in signing Dani Osvaldo at Southampton.Spurs boss Pochettino has effectively distanced himself and the north London club from a January deal for West Brom striker Saido Berahino – a long-term target – in highlighting Osvaldo’s unsettling stint at St Mary’s.Osvaldo was suspended by Southampton for two weeks for headbutting Jose Fonte in a training-ground bust-up in January 2014, with three loans then preceding his August 2015 departure.Berahino has cut a divisive figure at West Brom and Pochettino’s desire not to wreck Spurs’ happy camp hints at a cooling of interest in the 22-year-old.“I can tell you now in this case I think it was our mistake, because of what he showed in the problem with Jose Fonte,” Pochettino said of signing Osvaldo at Southampton. “I think in this moment you realise it was a mistake.“I can recognise, and Osvaldo, to be fair, he recognised it was a big mistake for him to come and for us to sign him. But I am very honest about this.“For discipline and good behaviour, it’s important players are always kind with team-mates. It was unacceptable behaviour, and for that we were very strong with him.“Football is a big, big world and it’s impossible for a manager or people in football who make decisions to say they have never ever made a mistake. Anyone saying that is a big liar.“You’ve got to improve and learn from that, to make sure you don’t repeat those mistakes.“It’s a consequence of our decisions that we have a good dressing room at Tottenham now, because it’s not magic.“We have a very good changing room now but we’ve worked very hard to try to build relationships between the players and the staff to create a very good level of training, discipline and mentality. And this is important to keep now.“The most important thing now is to settle and to grow in this idea that we need to work hard, have a good mentality, respect and discipline. This is the most important thing for the future.”Berahino threatened to go on strike after West Brom refused to sell him to Tottenham in the summer, creating a sizeable rift with chairman Jeremy Peace.Taskmaster boss Tony Pulis has continued to clash with the Burundi-born goalscorer as the campaign has unfolded.Both Spurs and Newcastle have been tipped as preparing January bids for the highly rated forward, but Pochettino has vowed to remain hugely discerning on the type of characters Tottenham will recruit.“If you bring someone who is a normal player, and not a good man, then you do it for what? It’s bringing them for the sake of it,” Pochettino said.“You need to bring the right profile and quality enough to help us and improve the squad.” Dani Osvaldo at Southampton 1last_img read more