Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Today's Transfer Gist (7-29): Larest On Cech, Mikel, Fellaini, Kagawa, Moses + More

  • Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who joined the club for £27.5m from Everton last summer, could be on his way out of Old Trafford after the 26-year-old and his agent held talks with Napoli chief Riccardo Bigon. Daily Express 
  • United are also ready to allow Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, to leave the club, with Borussia Dortmund ready to take back the player they sold to the Red Devils in 2012. Independent
  • Chelsea may have to sell goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, to Paris St-Germain if they fail to offload striker Fernando Torres, 30, or 27-year-old midfielder John Mikel Obi. Daily Telegraph
  • Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is hoping to sign 19-year-old midfielder Serge Gnabry and 22-year-old full-back Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal. Daily Star 
  • However, Saints face competition from West Ham, who are close to signing Jenkinson on loan after holding talks with the once-capped England international. Daily Mirror
  • Sporting Lisbon right-back Miguel Lopes, 27, is set to join Tottenham Hotspur on loan, with a view to a permanent move. Daily Mail 
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club will not make another bid for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, 27, after the France international's transfer collapsed. Daily Mirror
  • But Newcastle United could attempt to take Remy back on loan to St James' Park, where he scored 14 goals in 26 league appearances last season. Goal.com
  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has made a move to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 23, on loan and will step up his bid to sign Ki Sung-yueng, 25, from Swansea City this week. Daily Telegraph
  • Former Chelsea striker and free agent Samuel Eto'o has been offered to West Ham as they look for cover for injured striker Andy Carroll, but the 33-year-old is understood to want £100,000 a week. Daily Mail
  • Chile midfielder Gary Medel wants Cardiff to allow him to move to Inter Milan even though Turkish club Galatasaray have offered more money for the 26-year-old. Daily Mirror
  • Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah, 28, is close to joining Qatari club Al-Arabi in a £5m move. Sun
  • Juventus director general Beppe Marotta says the club are keen to hold on to Arturo Vidal, dismissing rumours of the 27-year-old Chile midfielder moving to Chelsea. Tuttosport (in Italian)
  • Southampton are considering making a move for Sporting Lisbon centre-back Marcos Rojo, 24, following the exodus of several players from the club. Le Figaro
  • Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro have confirmed the departure of former Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, 34. L'Equipe
  • Levante's 27-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas is growing impatient at the lack of news coming from Real Madrid regarding a possible transfer offer from the Bernabeu club. AS.com
  • French side Lille's 19-year-old Belgium forward Divock Origi has signed a five-year contract with Liverpool. Bild.
  • Paris St-Germain have offered their 29-year-old Argentine forward and Liverpool target Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29, to Atletico Madrid. AS.com
  • Italian side Lazio have announced they are bringing Netherlands and Feyenoord defender Setfan de Vrij, 22, to Rome. L'Equipe (in French)

Monday, 28 July 2014

VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Iheanacho Scores Again As Man City Humiliates Milan [WATCH]

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho continued his fine form for Manchester City netting his second consecutive goal for the club in their 5-1 rout of AC Milan on Sunday.

Iheanacho was making his second appearance for City,and he laid a good stake on why he should be in the in the squad,making it two goals in two appearances.
Stevan Jovetic gave City the lead in the 12th minute with a low shot that crept in at the near post and three minutes later Gael Clichy picked out Scott Sinclair in the box for him to net the second from close range.

Jesus Navas got the third goal for City before Iheanacho showed great composure when he expertly turned to drill in the fourth goal right from the edge of the box.

Sulley Muntari pulled one back for Milan just before the break,but City were already in the ascendancy.

Watch all goals!

EMBARRASSING! Torres Misses An Open Goal From 2 Yards! [WATCH VIDEO]

As promised, here's the Chelsea striker's impressive refusal to score a terribly simple chance on goal.

A good cross from the left found the No. 9 at the far post, with the keeper nowhere near, yet the Spaniard still contrived to put his effort over the crossbar.

With added competition now in the form of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, Torres isn't likely to hold down a regular spot in the side with finishing like this.

Today's Transfer Gist (7-28): Liverpool Eye 4th Saints Player, Latest On Lukaku, Di Maria + More!

  • Liverpool have enquired about Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, 24, after Loic Remy's proposed £8.5m move from QPR to Anfield fell through. Talksport
  • Manchester United have been told they will have to pay £79m for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, despite the Dutchman being sidelined with a cruciate knee ligament injury since March. Sun
  • Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 27, says he will sign a new contract with Tottenham, despite interest from Barcelona. Daily Mirror
  • Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 26, wants to join Manchester United as the £45m-rated Argentina international does not want to return to the Bernabeu and is frustrated by Paris St-Germain's attempts to secure a loan deal. Daily Star
  • However, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti expects Di Maria to be back at the European champions on 5 August. AS
  • Meanwhile, the transfer of Di Maria from Real Madrid to PSG could be announced next week in a £51m deal. Marca
  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is keen on bringing Atletico Madrid winger and fellow Uruguayan Cristian Rodriguez, 28, to the Stadium of Light. Daily Telegraph
  • Inter Milan will send a delegation to Southampton to finalise a deal for unsettled Italian striker Dani Osvaldo, 28, who cost the club £15m from Roma last summer. Daily Mail
  • Southampton manager Ronald Koeman wants to sign Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer, 24, but faces competition from QPR for the Dutch international. Sun
  • Juventus will put in a transfer bid for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to strengthen their attack but the Italian club face competition from Real Madrid for the 21-year-old Belgian forward. AS.com
  • Barcelona have reactivated their pursuit of Liverpool's 29-year-old Danish defender Daniel Agger. Le Figaro
  • Arsenal have offered a five-year contract to Real Madrid's 33-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Bild
  • Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is keen on bringing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, to Allianz Arena. AS.com
  • Barcelona's new defensive signing Jeremy Mathieu, 30, says he is ready to "give everything" to help his new team and prove himself worthy of Carles Puyol, his predecessor at the Nou Camp. L'Equipe
  • French side Bordeaux's Lamine Sane, 27, is on the transfer short-list of several English clubs, including Fulham. L'Equipe  
  • Barcelona have announced the signing of Brazilian winger Ferrao, 24, from Russian side Tyumen. Mundo Deportivo 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Lmao! Have You Seen The Bag That Looks Like Phil Jones? [HILARIOUS PHOTO]

Poor Phil Jones has been compared to many things since his spectacular facials started being picked up by mischievous fans, but this lookalike could top the lot.
While supporters have found houses and Muppets that bear an uncanny resemblance to the Manchester United defender, this bag does a pretty mean Jones impression itself.

Match Report: Costa And Fabregas Shine As Chelsea's Secure Narrow Win

Goals from Diego Costa and Kurt Zouma ensured Chelsea came back to beat Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 after a first half scare.
Jose Mourinho's men found themselves behind going in to the break after Nik Kapun put the Slovenian side 1-0 up.  

But second half goals from Costa and Zouma put the Blues back in charge and Chelsea were comfortable from then on.
Branislav Ivanovic thought he had added a third but, after initially awarding it, the referee appeared to change his mind and the goal was chalked off.

Neymar Relaxes On The Beach With Girlfriend As He Continues Recovery [ PHOTOS ]

Neymar's recovery from the back injury he suffered at the World Cup is continuing apace as the Barcelona forward takes a holiday with girlfriend Bruna Marquezine in Spain.

The couple are relaxing on the beaches of Formantera as Neymar - complete with back support - completes his rehabilitation.
Neymar wearing his back support on the boat cruise
Neymar was ruled out of his country's dismal final two matches at their home tournament after injuring his back in the quarter-final against Colombia.

Ooops! Atletico Madrid Fans Chant Former Player's Name At Mandzukic Unveiling

Atletico fans who gathered at the Vicente Calderon yesterday afternoon for the unveiling of their new star striker Mario Mandzukic launched into chants for Fernando Torres.  

Apparently they did this before Mandzukic stepped onto the pitch

Today's Transfer Gist(27-7): Latest On Eto'o, Guarin, Falcao, + More!

  • West Ham have made a bid to sign Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, who was released by Chelsea at the end of last season. Sun
  • Inter Milan are considering offering Colombia midfielder Fredy Guarin, 28, to Manchester United in a swap deal for 26-year-old Mexico striker Javier Hernandez.Daily Star Sunday
  • Chelsea's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, who spent last season on loan at Everton, wants to make a permanent switch to Goodison Park. Talksport
  • But Real Madrid are also lining up a move for Lukaku. Sunday Express
  • Arsenal are closing in on a £19.7m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk's 23-year-old playmaker Douglas Costa, who has requested to leave the Ukrainian club because of the trouble in the region. Caught Offside
  • Sunderland will consider taking Fabio Borini on a season's loan as the Liverpool striker, 23, stalls over making a permanent move away from Anfield.Sunday Express
  • Atletico Madrid have reached a £24m deal to sign France winger Antoine Griezmann, 23, from Real Sociedad. AS
  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has not ruled out signing Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, despite the Dutchman being sidelined with a cruciate knee ligament injury since March.Sky Sports
  • Real Madrid are lining up a £10m loan move for Monaco's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 28, with a view to a £26m permanent move in 2015.AS
  • Stoke City's bid to sign Oussama Assaidi, 25, from Liverpool for £7m is in danger of collapse over the winger's wage demands.Daily Express
  • Lille striker Divock Origi, 19, is set to complete a £12.5m move to Liverpool in the next few days after choosing the Reds ahead of Arsenal, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.Sunday Mirror

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Today's Transfer Gist: Latest On Lukaku, Shaqiri, Strootman, Arsenal + More!

  • Brendan Rodgers is reported to have made a £14.2m bid for Bayern Munich playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, claims Swiss paper Blick .
  • QPR have recalled Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from his loan spell at Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.
  • Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.
  • Liverpool are on the brink of concluding a £20million deal to make Dejan Lovren the most expensive defender in their history.
  • Portuguese forward Bebe has joined Benfica in a £2.4million deal. The 24-year-old was famously signed by Sir Alex Ferguson without even seeing a video of him playing.
  • Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille after Liverpool failed to close a deal for the £10million-rated Belgian.
  • Adam Lallana's hopes of making a flying start to his Liverpool career have suffered a huge blow as he has been ruled out for 6 weeks.
  • Jose Mourinho says he did not attempt to sign Luke Shaw because the teenager's wage demands would have 'killed the stability' in Chelsea's dressing room
  • Barcelona are considering a move for Arsenal central defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, who is also a target for Manchester United.Sun
  • QPR are in final negotiations to sign Marseille's France World Cup midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, 29, although Dynamo Moscow are also interested.Daily Mirror
  • Everton hope to complete the £18m signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, after 36-year-old Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge.Daily Express
  • The Toffees are also exploring the possibility of re-signing Monaco forward Lacina Traore, 23, on loan.Times
  • Roma boss Rudi Garcia says midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, will not be leaving for Manchester United this summer.Sky Sports
  • Atletico Madrid want 23-year-old Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann, who is also a target for Tottenham.Daily Express

Friday, 25 July 2014

BREAKING: Drogba Rejoins Chelsea As A Player-Coach [PHOTO CONFIRMATION]

Didier Drogba has completed his dream return to Chelsea.

The Ivorian has signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge, having become a legend at the club after being signed by Jose Mourinho for £24million in 2004.

And Drogba revealed he couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with the Portuguese boss again.

He said: 'It was an easy decision - I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.

WWelcome back Drog! Arsenal is in trouble! Hahaha

Wolexis Blog Presents The Top 10 Football's Most Amazing Fathers And Their Kids

There are just some footballer's who see their kids as very special to them! Here's a look at some of them

1 Lionel Messi And Thiago
Lionel Messi is known to be a man who prefers to lead a private life, and holds his family as the most important part of his life.
Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo gave birth to Thiago on 2 November 2012, and boy was he happy! Following his birth, Messi said, “Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift!”
He even got Thiago’s name and handprints imprinted on his left calf. The father-son duo was also part of a publicity campaign for UNICEF back in June, 2014 to celebrate Thiago’s birthday.

 2 Cristiano Ronaldo and Cristiano Jr.
 Cristiano Ronaldo loves his life, but he loves his son, Cristiano Jr. more than that. 
Upon his birth on 3 July 2010, the identity of Cristiano Jr.’s mother was left un-announced, and Ronaldo took over the full custody.
Despite not having a mother by his side, Ronaldo’s girlfriend Irina Shayk and his mother, Dolores Aveiro are always seen to be around him, thus filling the void for young Cristianinho.

 3 Lukas Podolski and Louis
Podolski had his first child with longtime girlfriend Monika Puchalski on 14 April 2008, and named him Louis Gabriel Podolski.
Louis sure has brought his parents together as they married in a civil ceremony in Cologne, Germany in April 2011.

 4 David Villa and Luca
 David Villa might be all about business when it comes to football, he is indeed the highest Spanish scorer, right?
But, apart from that, he is also known to be a family man, and had married his longtime girlfriend Patricia González in 2003. The couple together has three children, Zaida, Olaya and Luca.
 Interestingly, Olaya is named after Villa’s Spanish team-mate Fernando Torres’ wife, who is also said to be a very close friend to Patricia. Villa has even went on to inscribe their names on his adidas boots.

 5 Wayne, Kai And Klay
According to Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, it was his wife who sorted his life out after they married on 12 June 2008 after six years of being in a relationship, during which Rooney had admitted having been involved in soliciting prostitutes.
The couple gave birth to their first son Kai on 2 November 2009, and another boy last year on 21 May 2013, whom they named Klay.

6 Neymar And His Son David Luca
 Neymar had become a father at a very young age. His baby’s mother, Carolina Dantas had given birth to David Luca in August 2011, and it was a very emotional moment for the Barcelona star.
 “I cried when I learned that I would be his father,” he told reporters. “At first, I felt fear. Then joy. It is a new responsibility and I am now enjoying it.”

 7 Kaka With His Wife And Children
Kaka is a religious role-model for several of his Brazilian teammates including Neymar, and his religious background is one of the reasons that keeps him so close to his family.
He had married his childhood love Caroline Celico back in 2005, and since then, they have had two children, a son called Luca Celico Leite and a daughter Isabella. Isabella is the younger one.
See more of their photos HERE

8 Cesc Fabregas And Lia
This is one of those stories that are not like fairy tales. 
Not much is known about Daniella Semaan, but Lebanese-born Daniella was apparently married to her London-based, millionaire businessman husband, Elie Taktouk, when she met Cesc Fabregas for the first time.
She even had two children, and was happy with the relationship. However, the couple recently had a newborn last year in April, their daughter named Lia.

9. David Beckham And Sons
He might not be playing football anymore but then David Beckham definitely deserves to be mentioned!

The 38 year old former England Captain married Victoria in 1999 and they’ve been together ever since. They have 3 sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Beckham who is well known for his good looks and trademark free kicks now plans to own his own football club in Miami

His eldest son Brooklyn recently went on trial at Chelsea in view of stepping into the shoes of his father. 

10. Joseph Yobo And Joey
Last but not the least is our very own! Joseph Yobo. The ex-super eagles skipper tied the knot with his lovely WAG and former "Most beautiful girl in Nigeria" in 2008 and have a son Joey. 
Yobo who is the only Nigerian to have 100 caps to his name and his wife Adaeze are fond of posting lovely photos of their family hangouts together every now and then. The most recent being their trip to Disneyland 

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