English Premiere League

  • Messi considered move to Arsenal: Spanish media Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Premier League clubs target Australian star Cahill 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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...
  • Defender Mathieu Debuchy joins Arsenal from Newcastle 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Van Gaal arrives at Manchester United on the crest of wave of expectation July 15, 2014

    Louis van Gaal arrives for his new job at Manchester United on Wednesday on a wave of expectation following the World Cup finals in Brazil where his reputation was greatly enhanced. The achievement of the 62-year-old coach in taking the Netherlands to third place at the tournament highlighted the meticulous nature...
  • Manchester United agree record shirt deal with Adidas July 14, 2014

    Manchester United have agreed a 10-year, 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion) deal with Adidas AG for the German sportswear company to supply shirts and kit to the former English soccer champions. United, who finished seventh in the Premier League last season, had previously enjoyed a long-running supply deal with Nike, the...
  • Newcastle sign French midfielder Cabella July 14, 2014

    Newcastle United have signed French attacking midfielder Remy Cabella from Montpellier on a six-year contract, the Premier League club said on Sunday. The 24-year-old Cabella was a member of the French World Cup squad in Brazil but did not play a match as the team reached the quarter-finals. "It is great to...
  • Barcelona reach agreement for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez July 12, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez on Friday, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over. Suarez will travel to Barcelona next week for a medical and to sign a five-year contract. "It is with a heavy...
  • Samir Nasri signs new 5-year deal at Man City July 10, 2014

    Manchester: France midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the English Premier League champion until 2019. Nasri was one of City's key players in its run to the league and League Cup titles last season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions and becoming...
  • Tottenham extend contract of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris July 10, 2014

    London: Tottenham say they have signed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to a new five-year contract at the club. The 27-year-old France international said on the club's website "I enjoy a great relationship with the club" and "the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino (the new manager) is important. I have a good feeling with...
  • Real Madrid says goodbye to Alfredo Di Stefano July 9, 2014

    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, who...
  • Nike to end Manchester United sponsorship citing rising cost July 9, 2014

    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 worth...
  • Serbia playmaker Dusan Tadic signed by Southampton July 8, 2014

    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 says in...
  • Van Gaal orders evening training session for Manchester United players July 8, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 league...
  • Nike to end kit supply deal with Manchester United: source July 8, 2014

    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 year....