Manchester United line up world class trio to annoyance of Liverpool as Arsenal target El Clasico duo: Premier League transfer rumours BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Manchester United are being linked with moves for three top class stars, according to the latest transfer rumours. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-line-up-world-class-trio-to-annoyance-of-liverpool-as-arsenal-target-el-clasico-duo-premier-league-transfer-rumours-37687336.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37687322.ece/c4e9c/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_0dafc748-7779-47eb-a9f0-f7eb8fd1fd06_embedded238927188 Email Manchester United are being linked with moves for three top class stars, according to the latest transfer rumours. Liverpool will not be happy if United manage to land two of those but before that, the club are reportedly prepared to pay Kostas Manolas‘ £32million release clause as they look to bolster their defence. The Metro says reports … [Read more...] about Manchester United line up world class trio to annoyance of Liverpool as Arsenal target El Clasico duo: Premier League transfer rumours
Viet Nam News Football LONDON — Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea need attacking reinforcements after they wasted a chance to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four with a 0-0 draw against struggling Southampton on Wednesday. Sarri’s team remain in fourth place, but they are now just three points ahead of fifth placed Arsenal in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League. It was a frustrating evening for Chelsea, who dominated possession but lacked any cutting edge, maintaining a worrying sequence for Sarri. His side failed to score for the third time in their last five Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, raising more questions about Chelsea’s need for a top-class striker in the January transfer window. "The club knows my opinion. I think we need something else for our characteristics," Sarri said when asked if he would consider recalling on loan forwards Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham. Quizzed on the possibility … [Read more...] about Sarri admits new striker needed as Chelsea frustrated by Saints
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy As 2019 begins football fans everywhere will be making New Year resolutions, but what are the most important things for your teams this year? Here we take a look at some resolutions that may be getting made for the next 12 months for those fighting for the top spots in the English Premier League. Liverpool Since the dawn of time, or rather the dawn of the Premier League, Liverpool supporters have craved the country’s top prize. This year is the best chance of all. Sure, they have been top at Christmas before and not finished first, but there’s a feeling around Anfield that 2019 could finally be Liverpool’s year. Supporters will be hoping for more of the same in the second half of the season but above all, they would want to make sure key players, namely Virgil van Dijk and Mohammed Salah, stay fit. Can Liverpool finally break their Premier League hoodoo? It’s certainly looking that way for Jurgen Klopp’s boys. Tottenham … [Read more...] about As 2019 begins what resolutions are fans making right now?
LONDON: Eden Hazard scored his 100th and 101st Chelsea goals as Maurizio Sarri's men moved back into the Premier League top four by grinding out a 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day. Chelsea's Eden Hazard (centre) vies the ball past Watford's Etienne Capoue (left) during the English Premier League football match. (Source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Two of the three goals came in first-half stoppage time as the Belgian's opener was quickly cancelled out by Roberto Pereyra's spectacular strike. However, Hazard made sure he was the match-winner as he was brought down by Ben Foster and then converted the resulting spot-kick early in the second half to move Chelsea two points ahead of Arsenal in the battle for Champions League qualification. Despite fuming at Chelsea's lack of focus in losing at Stamford Bridge for the first time in charge of the Blues to Leicester on Saturday, Sarri named the same starting line-up with Hazard again serving as the focal point of the attack ahead of … [Read more...] about Hazard hits Chelsea hundred in win at Watford
Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring against Manchester United at Anfield. (Photo: AFP/Paul Ellis) Everyone is looking for the same thing, too: Players who can turn contenders into champions and save doomed teams from sinking without trace. No pressure, then. Finding them in the crowded and chaotic January market is quite another thing, too, because by this stage of the season, you are probably getting someone another club is happy to let go. That is why a good recruitment team is gold dust for every Premier League club. Of course, it doesn't take much for scouting to go wrong. Here's my review of the good, the bad and the ugly. THE BEST BUYS XI Possibly the most spectacular examples of scouting and signing are Leicester's purchases of N'Golo Kante - rated No 2 central midfielder in the FC 100 - for only £5.5 million and Riyad Mahrez for just £400,000. The pair were later sold to Chelsea and Manchester City, respectively, for a combined total of £90m. … [Read more...] about Premier League clubs” good, bad and ugly transfers of 2018 and what to expect in January