Month: May 2019

Whole new ball game for ‘Itchy’

Teenager Xu hopes to reignite career in Japanese league If you can’t beat’em, join ’em. That’s a strategy that “Itchy” Xu Guiyuan hopes will prolong his dream of playing professional baseball. After being released by MLB’s Baltimore Orioles last month, on Monday Xu signed with the Kochi Fighting Dogs...

Carroll heads high-profile trio to leave West Ham

Andy Carroll, Adrian and Samir Nasri are to leave West Ham this summer, the club have announced. The trio, along with Spanish striker Toni Martinez, will depart when their contracts expire at the end of June. West Ham joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement on...

Maguire relaxed over Man Utd, Man City speculation

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire insists his main focus in playing well for England amid speculation linking him with Manchester United and Manchester City. Maguire has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for quite some time, as the Red Devils have been looking to bolster their defensive...

Souness doesn’t do ‘macho nonsense’ as well as Keane

More Mails, please. Send your thoughts to theeditor@football365.com   Graeme Souness has rattled my cage So I’m on holiday in Cyprus and will be watching the Champions League final in a random bar with the family. I’m still giddy with excitement and keep going over all the great games and moments...

Souness: Spurs shouldn’t be in the Champions League final

Graeme Souness doesn’t think Tottenham deserve to be in the Champions League final against Liverpool. Spurs battled through to the final against all the odds to beat both Ajax and Manchester City on away goals but Souness points to the amount of games Spurs have lost to make his...

Sheikh Khaled clarifies status of Newcastle takeover attempt

Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has moved to clarify the status of his attempted takeover at Newcastle. A statement issued to Press Association Sport by the Bin Zayed Group, of which he is chairman, on Wednesday said: “In consideration of the numerous speculations in regards to the timelines...

Liverpool’s Mane responds to Real Madrid rumours

Sadio Mane has shrugged off continuing links with Real Madrid by insisting he is happy playing for a Liverpool side who “beat big teams”. The Senegal international has been a reported target for Zinedine Zidane’s rebuilding project at the Bernabeu for some time. However, Mane – the Premier League’s...

Spurs boss Pochettino ‘urges Lallana to leave Liverpool’

Mauricio Pochettino has privately told Adam Lallana that he should think about leaving Liverpool for the good of his career, according to reports. The 31-year-old has started just six games in all competitions this season, with injuries taking their toll and Jurgen Klopp’s midfield reinforcements knocking him down the...

‘Two transfer demands’ that could see Man Utd win De Ligt race

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has two transfer demands as Manchester United and Barcelona go head-to-head over his signature, according to reports. The Manchester Evening News reported on Monday that United do not consider Ajax defender De Ligt a possibility this summer, despite reports claiming he could move to...

Man Utd, City target unsure on future as Sporting demand €70m

Bruno Fernandes has claimed he doesn’t know his future amid fresh speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United and Manchester City. The Sporting Lisbon midfielder was one of the players that was involved in the club’s title party on Monday as they celebrated their Portuguese Cup final win...