English Premiere League

  • Didier Drogba still has killer instinct, says Jose Mourinho 15 hours 20 minutes ago

    Veteran striker Didier Drogba will still strike fear into defenders when he begins his second spell at Chelsea, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. "The killer instinct is still there," Mourinho, in an interview with Sky Sports, said of the 36-year-old Ivorian who signed a 12-month contract last month after spells...
  • Lukaku wasn't highly motivated at Chelsea: Mourinho Yesterday

    London: Jose Mourinho says striker Romelu Lukaku is a "good kid" but was not motivated enough to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea. The Belgian international moved to Everton for a reported 28 million pounds on Wednesday, having scored 16 goals in 33 appearances while on loan, his second spell...
  • Rodgers 'pleased' with Liverpool's comeback win over City Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's positive response to tactical changes after they twice rallied against Manchester City to edge out the Premier League champions in a New York friendly on Wednesday. Stevan Jovetic gave City, who finished two points ahead of Liverpool last season, the lead twice...
  • Everton sign Chelsea striker Lukaku for club-record fee Yesterday

    Liverpool: Everton have broken their transfer record to sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for 28 million pounds ($47 million). The 21-year-old Belgium international is returning to Everton after scoring 16 goals in 33 appearances while on loan at Goodison Park last season. The transfer fee eclipses the 15 million pounds paid...
  • Club owners to raise $150 million by cutting Manchester United stake Yesterday

    Manchester: The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling part of its stake in Manchester United although the deal will leave the Americans firmly in control of the English soccer club. The Glazers, who bought United for 790 million pounds ($1.34 billion) in 2005, are selling 8 million...
  • United need time to learn my methods: Louis van Gaal 2 days ago

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned fans not to expect instant success, saying it will take three months for his players to get used to his style and methods. The Dutchman, brought in following the sacking of David Moyes less than 10 months after taking the job at...
  • Steven Gerrard says last three months 'worst of my life' 2 days ago

    Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life". Speaking to reporters on Liverpool's pre-season tour of North America, the 34-year-old addressed the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo may feature in United friendly, says Ancelotti 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from his knee injury and may return to action in Saturday's friendly against his former club Manchester United in Michigan, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a left knee problem...
  • Excited Didier Drogba aims to end Chelsea's five-year title wait 3 days ago

    An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League title, he said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker signed a 12-month deal last week to return to Stamford Bridge after having left the club...
  • Luke Shaw made to train alone as not fit enough for Van Gaal 3 days ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered full back Luke Shaw to train alone, saying the 19-year-old is "not very fit" and unable to meet the Dutchman's expectations. Shaw joined United from fellow Premier League side Southampton after returning from England's dismal World Cup campaign in a deal reported to...
  • Calum Chambers is our kind of player, says Arsene Wenger 4 days ago

    Nineteen-year-old Calum Chambers is a quality player who has everything Arsenal look for in a youngster, manager Arsene Wenger said of his new signing on Monday. "The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality," Wenger told the...
  • Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton 4 days ago

    London: Liverpool's raid on Britain's south coast continued with the capture of Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds ($33.95 million). "The 25-year-old Croatian international today put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after completing his medical," the Premier League club's...
  • Liverpool pull out of Loic Remy deal after failed medical: reports 5 days ago

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up with the Liverpool squad and undergo a medical examination but...
  • Arsenal sign Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina 5 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarter-finals. The 25-year-old Ospina is moving to the Premier League club after making 189 Ligue 1 appearances during six years at French side Nice. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Ospina has "good experience and a proven record...
  • Liverpool's Adam Lallana set to miss start of season 6 days ago

    New Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to miss the start of the Premier League after injuring a knee in training during a preseason tour of the United States. Liverpool said the signing from Southampton knocked a lateral collateral ligament during a session at Harvard University in Boston. Medics have not predicted...
  • Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on a one-year contract 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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...
  • Messi considered move to Arsenal: Spanish media July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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...