English Premiere League

  • Real Madrid says goodbye to Alfredo Di Stefano 09-07-2014 02:08 PM

    Madrid: Fans, sportsmen and several politicians said goodbye to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday at his funeral chapel at the Santiago Bernabeu, the stadium of Real Madrid. Dozens of fans waited at the gates of the stadium to say goodbye to the honorary president of Real Madrid,...
  • Nike to end Manchester United sponsorship citing rising cost 09-07-2014 12:05 AM

    US sportswear company Nike Inc will not renew its long-running kit supply deal with former English soccer champions Manchester United after pulling out of a bidding war with a rival. United are reported to be close to finalising a 10-year agreement with German sportswear company Adidas AG that could be...
  • Serbia playmaker Dusan Tadic signed by Southampton 08-07-2014 09:57 PM

    Southampton said they have signed playmaker Dusan Tadic on a four-year deal from Dutch side Twente for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old Tadic is the first signing of the summer by new manager Ronald Koeman. He will replace outgoing captain Adam Lallana as the creative threat in Southampton's midfield. Tadic...
  • Van Gaal orders evening training session for Manchester United players 08-07-2014 04:57 PM

    London: Louis van Gaal might be completely swamped with the Netherlands preparation for their FIFA World Cup semi-final match against Brazil but his uncompromising approach was felt all the way in England when he ordered Manchester United players to take part in an evening session on their second day of...
  • Goalkeeper Willy Caballero signs with Manchester City 08-07-2014 04:23 PM

    Manchester City say they have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero to a three-year contract on a free transfer from Spanish club Malaga. The 32-year-old Caballero, whose contract with Malaga expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, says on the club's website that "this is a new challenge and a new...
  • Nike to end kit supply deal with Manchester United: source 08-07-2014 10:41 AM

    US sportswear company Nike will not renew a long-running kit supply deal with English soccer club Manchester United because of the cost of a new contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said. Nike has been supplying United's famous red shirts since 2002 but the current agreement expires next...
  • Liverpool eyeing Alexis Sanchez to replace Luis Suarez 07-07-2014 04:05 PM

    Madrid: English football club Liverpool are eyeing Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez as a good alternative to replace Uruguay's Luis Suarez, who will move to Barcelona. According to AS newspaper, this issue has become even more apparent following the news that Barca and Liverpool have reached a deal for Luis Suarez...
  • Ashley Cole arrives for medical with AS Roma 07-07-2014 04:00 PM

    Rome: Former England defender Ashley Cole has arrived in Italy for a medical with AS Roma and is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Serie A club. "Welcome to Rome, Ashley", said the Italian club on its official Twitter feed, publishing a photo of the former Chelsea player...
  • Ryan Giggs to be in charge of Manchester United's pre-season training 07-07-2014 01:15 PM

    London: Former midfielder Ryan Giggs will be in charge for Manchester United's pre-season training on Monday as newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal is still at the FIFA World Cup with the Netherlands reaching the semi-finals. Giggs, who was announced as Van Gaal's No.2, will be assisted by Dutchman Albert...
  • Saints defender Dejan Lovren keen on Liverpool move: reports 06-07-2014 05:26 PM

    Croatia international defender Dejan Lovren wants to leave Southampton and complete a move to Liverpool, British media reported on Sunday, quoting the 25-year-old as saying his "head is already at" the Merseyside club. Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has already signed Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton in the last...
  • Swansea captain Ashley Williams signs new four-year contract 04-07-2014 06:35 PM

    Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at the Welsh side until 2018, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 29-year-old defender, who also captains Wales, had been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium but will remain at...
  • Rio Ferdinand set to sign for QPR, says Harry Redknapp 04-07-2014 10:32 AM

    London: Former England centre back Rio Ferdinand has agreed to sign for promoted Queens Park Rangers, manager Harry Redknapp has said. Ferdinand, a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season, is working as an analyst for the BBC at the World Cup finals in Brazil....
  • Barcelona to open Suarez talks with Liverpool - reports 02-07-2014 02:22 PM

    Barcelona officials will meet their Liverpool counterparts in London on Wednesday to open negotiations on a possible deal for disgraced Anfield striker Luis Suarez, according to British media reports. Barcelona appear to be leading the race among clubs linked with the 27-year-old Uruguayan, who was expelled from the World Cup...
  • Ashley Cole and Eto'o leave Chelsea but veteran Schwarzer stays 01-07-2014 10:29 PM

    London: England defender Ashley Cole and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o have left Chelsea but former Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year deal, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. Eto'o and Cole, both 33, had been expected to leave the Premier League side after their contracts...
  • Mark Schwarzer signs new 1-year contract with Chelsea 01-07-2014 05:05 PM

    Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea. Schwarzer moved to Chelsea last year on a free transfer from Fulham and proved a reliable backup to Petr Cech. He made 12 starts with the team, as well as a substitute appearance in the first leg of...
  • Liverpool confirm arrival of England's Adam Lallana 01-07-2014 04:52 PM

    Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday the arrival of England midfielder Adam Lallana from fellow Premier League side Southampton on a long-term deal. No transfer fee was announced but British media estimate Liverpool paid around 25 million pounds ($42.54 million) for the 26-year-old, a member of the side who failed to progress...
  • I wasn't ready for top job at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs 29-06-2014 10:00 AM

    Ryan Giggs, who briefly took over when Manchester United sacked David Moyes towards the end of last season, says he is "not quite ready" to become a manager. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take over at Old Trafford when his side's involvement in the World Cup in Brazil is...
  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto 26-06-2014 04:07 PM

    Manchester City have completed the signing of FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Fernando, the Premier League champions said on Thursday. The Portuguese club had said in a stock market statement on Wednesday that they have sold the 26-year-old for 15 million euros ($20.45 million) to City. "I am so happy to...
  • Yaya Toure claims City denied him time to see dying brother 24-06-2014 06:02 PM

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure hit out at Manchester City, claiming his club denied him compassionate leave at the end of the Premier League season to be with his brother, who was dying of cancer. Ibrahim Toure died of the disease aged just 28 in Manchester last Thursday, while his...
  • ISL signs partnership agreement with English Premier League 22-06-2014 04:35 PM

    Mumbai: Indian Super League has entered into a strategic partnership with the English Premier League, the world's most popular and successful football league, to bring their best practices to India under an exchange programme. The Co-operation Agreement between the ISL, co-promoted by IMG-Reliance, the joint venture between IMG and Reliance...
  • Valencia signs new three-year deal at Manchester United 21-06-2014 05:16 PM

    Manchester United say their midfielder Antonio Valencia has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2018. The 28-year-old Valencia says on the club's website "I am so happy to have signed a new deal" and that he is "looking forward to working with (new manager) Louis...
  • Liverpool to start pre-season tour in Denmark 19-06-2014 04:24 PM

    Liverpool(England): Liverpool will start their pre-season tour next month with a friendly game in Denmark against Brondby. The Premier League club said it will take on the Danish side on July 16 in the first of seven warm-up games. Following the trip to Denmark, Liverpool will return to England to...
  • EPL 2014-15 schedule: Manchester City draw Liverpool at home in 2nd round 18-06-2014 02:19 PM

    London: Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their English Premier League title away to Newcastle then face Liverpool at home. Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, have a favorable start, playing all three newly promoted sides in their opening five games. United play Chelsea on October...
  • Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen on his way to Manchester United: report 16-06-2014 05:33 PM

    Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen is packing his bags at the Emirates after agreeing a 100,000-a-week deal in principle to move to Old Trafford this summer, The Telegraph has reported. According to the newspaper, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to add strength to United's defensive line. However, United...
  • West Bromwich appoint Alan Irvine after Sherwood says no 15-06-2014 10:53 AM

    West Bromwich Albion appointed Alan Irvine as manager on Saturday, replacing Spaniard Pepe Mel who left the English Premier League club last month. Irvine, who has never managed in the top-flight, agreed a one-year contract and will work alongside Rob Kelly and Keith Downing while Dean Kiely is to remain...
  • Chelsea's David Luiz signs 5-year deal with PSG 13-06-2014 10:32 PM

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain has completed the transfer of David Luiz from Chelsea, with the Brazil international signing a five-year deal with the French champions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but it will reportedly make Luiz the world's most expensive defender. Chelsea and PSG both announced the deal...
  • Chelsea hope new boy Cesc Fabregas will boost firepower 13-06-2014 11:37 AM

    Chelsea will be hoping Cesc Fabregas can boost their firepower after the Barcelona midfielder agreed to sign a five-year deal with the Stamford Bridge club on Thursday. Fabregas, 27, in Brazil with Spain's World Cup squad, will return to London after leaving Arsenal to rejoin his boyhood club in 2011....
  • It's time to leave Arsenal, says Manchester City-bound Sagna 13-06-2014 11:17 AM

    Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, in Brazil with the French World Cup squad, has announced that his seven-year stint at the Premier League club is over. According to media reports, the 31-year-old full back is on the brink of moving to champions Manchester City. "I don't know where to start or...
  • Aston Villa sign former England midfielder Joe Cole 10-06-2014 09:11 PM

    Former England midfielder Joe Cole has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Cole, 32, has signed a two-year deal after being released by West Ham United. "This is a massive club and there's a massive opportunity for the club to push on,"...
  • Newcastle sign Sunderland's Jack Colback 10-06-2014 10:26 AM

    Newcastle United have signed midfielder Jack Colback from fierce local rivals Sunderland on a free transfer, the Premier League clubs announced on Monday. The 24-year-old has signed a long-term contract at St James' Park, with his contract at Sunderland due to expire this summer. Colback, a former England under-20 international,...