EPL

  • Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on a one-year contract 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    London: Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of football's most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast international, who was a free agent after spells with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. "It was an easy decision. I couldn't...
  • Didier Drogba 'belongs' at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea is a possibility but any decision to re-sign him would be made in a non-emotional way, according to manager Jose Mourinho. "If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has qualities to make the...
  • Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner 18 hours 5 minutes ago

    Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said. Suarez joined Barcelona on a five-year-deal despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from...
  • Arsene Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour. Wenger said it was "impossible" to prepare his squad properly for the upcoming Premier League campaign, which begins on August 16, given the demands of their pre-season...
  • Manchester United bury LA Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut Yesterday

    Pasadena, California: Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to their former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. United made an impressive debut under Van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late...
  • Roma beat Liverpool 1-0 in preseason friendly Yesterday

    Boston: Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a preseason friendly Wednesday night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner from in front of goal. "Both teams played with young players," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said...
  • Messi considered move to Arsenal: Spanish media 2 days ago

    Madrid: A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star signed an extension with Barcelona in May. The 27-year-old was locked in contract extension talks with the Catalan giants and reportedly bonus payments was a cause...
  • Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal 2 days ago

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club's lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign. United play Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday and then have at least three more matches...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements 2 days ago

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • Rodgers praises Suarez, says Liverpool moving on 2 days ago

    Boston: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez' departure to Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. "He gave everything for Liverpool," Rodgers said on Tuesday when asked if Suarez had let the club down. "Of course there have been issues, but they're in the...
  • Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona 2 days ago

    Stoke City have signed one-time Spain international forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, was part of Barcelona's youth system and scored 26 goals in 104 league appearances before leaving for AS Roma in 2011, having made his first team...
  • Patrice Evra joins Juventus from Manchester United 4 days ago

    Turin: France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus. Juventus says they are paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League. The Turin club...
  • Premier League clubs target Australian star Cahill 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australian midfielder Tim Cahill is in line for a surprise move back to the English Premier League only two years after leaving Everton. The Press Association Sport (PSA) on Monday claimed there has been significant interest from both Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland, as well as a number of other...
  • Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of EPL season 5 days ago

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25-year-old England international ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup...
  • Sunderland agree fee with Liverpool for Borini 6 days ago

    London: English Premier League club Sunderland have agreed a fee with Liverpool for Italian striker Fabio Borini. Sunderland on Friday agreed to pay 14 million pounds for the striker who impressed on loan last season, reported Daily Mail. The 'Black Cats' were finding it hard to match Liverpool's evaluation for the former...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • West Brom Albion sign Brown Ideye for club-record fee 6 days ago

    West Bromwich Albion have signed Nigeria forward Brown Ideye from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev for a club-record transfer fee on a three-year deal, the Premier League team said on Friday. The fee was undisclosed but the club said on their website (www.wba.co.uk) that they exceeds the amount they paid Sunderland for...
  • Youth and experience in Van Gaal's first squad at United 6 days ago

    Louis van Gaal's pledge to assess all of Manchester United's first team players is apparent after the new man in charge announced a bumper 25-man squad on Friday for the club's tour to the United States. Van Gaal, who arrived at Old Trafford this week after guiding the Netherlands to an...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure 1 week ago

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • Besiktas, Chelsea agree on Demba Ba's transfer 1 week ago

    Istanbul: Turkish club Besiktas says they have finalized a deal with Chelsea for Senegalese striker Demba Ba's move to Istanbul. Besiktas said on Friday they would pay Chelsea 6 million euros ($8.1 million) in five installments until 2026, under the deal. Ba, who agreed to a four-year contract, will get 2.5 million...
  • Dutch World Cup defender Janmaat joins Newcastle 1 week ago

    Newcastle United have signed Dutch World Cup defender Daryl Janmaat on a six-year-deal from Feyenoord, the Premier League club announced late on Thursday. Janmaat, 24, made five appearances for the Netherlands in Brazil and scored five goals in 63 league appearances since joining Feyenoord from Heerenveen in 2012. No transfer fee was...
  • Ecuador striker Enner Valencia joins West Ham on five-year deal 1 week ago

    Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee from Mexican side Pachuca, the Premier League club said. The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Upton Park and the deal is subject to a successful work permit hearing, West Ham said on their website (www.whufc.com). No fee...
  • Former England defender Rio Ferdinand joins QPR 1 week ago

    Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has joined Premier League Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer after he was released by Manchester United, the London club said on Thursday. Ferdinand, 35, has signed a one-year contract with QPR who were promoted back to the top flight through the second tier playoffs...
  • Defender Mathieu Debuchy joins Arsenal from Newcastle July 17, 2014

    London: Arsenal have signed Mathieu Debuchy and selling club Newcastle have replaced the defender with Daryl Janmaat. The 28-year-old Debuchy, who was part of France's World Cup squad, joined Arsenal for 12 million pounds ($20.5 million), becoming the London club's second summer transfer window signing after forward Alexis Sanchez. Newcastle reinvested around...
  • Manchester United's Michael Carrick will miss 12 weeks after ankle surgery July 17, 2014

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick will miss the start of season after undergoing surgery on a serious ankle injury, the club confirmed on Thursday. The 32-year-old England midfielder sustained an ankle ligament injury in training earlier this week and underwent an operation on Thursday morning, ruling him out of action for between...
  • Louis van Gaal says he can fulfill Manchester United expectations July 17, 2014

    New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in predictions when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday. The Dutchman, smiling and looking relaxed after arriving from...
  • Nissan signs as sponsor of Manchester City July 17, 2014

    Premier League champion Manchester City have signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of their portfolio of clubs. The five-year deal with Nissan was announced on Thursday, two months after City bought a stake in Japanese team Yokohama F Marinos from the car giant. Man City, who have been rapidly...
  • Newcastle sign French forward Emmanuel Riviere July 17, 2014

    Newcastle: Newcastle have added Emmanuel Riviere to their collection of French players by signing the forward from Monaco. The 24-year-old Riviere, who scored 13 goals in 36 appearances last season, is Newcastle's fifth recruit in the summer transfer window. Financial terms were not disclosed. Riviere says "my dream was always to play...
  • Chelsea sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid July 16, 2014

    London: Chelsea says a deal has been struck with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Filipe Luis. The Premier League club says the transfer is dependent on the 28-year-old Luis agreeing personal terms. The Brazilian will be filling the void left by Ashley Cole, who was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge when his...
  • Liverpool sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica July 16, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool signed versatile forward Lazar Markovic from Benfica on Tuesday as the Premier League club spends the windfall from Luis Suarez's sale. Liverpool paid 12.5 million euros ($17 million) for Benfica's 50 percent share in Markovic, the Portuguese club said. Details were not disclosed about a deal to buy out...