David Moyes has reportedly be eyeing up the midfielder with agreement on a contract extension at Bayern taking time
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Friday 19 June 2009
It is either an elaborate wind-up on the Liverpool manager or – more likely – a reflection of the fact that he will struggle to maintain the same midfield for next season. Hours after Javier Mascherano's agent Walter Tamer was seen meeting Barcelona directors in the Catalan city, Xabi Alonso provided a deafeningly unconvincing reply to a question about his commitment to Liverpool.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben will not be joining Tottenham Hotspur, according to the player's father.
Sunday 03 May 2009
Thierry Henry found some of his old Arsenal form last night as Barcelona recorded a stunning 6-2 victory over Real Madrid here to put the Spanish title beyond doubt.
Friday 01 May 2009
Samuel Eto'o claims he is focused on team glory with Barcelona rather than individual honours, after what he has described as his best season at the Camp Nou.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Pepe was annoyed with himself and did not mean to kick a player on the ground, Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos said after the defender was sent off during the side's dramatic 3-2 Primera Liga win over Getafe last night.
Sunday 29 March 2009
Monday 16 February 2009
Barcelona's supermen finally hit some kryptonite in the shape of mid-table Betis and a rampant Real Madrid took full advantage with a 4-0 win over Sporting Gijon that closed the gap at the top to 10 points and continued their impressive run of eight consecutive wins ahead of the visit of Liverpool in nine days time.
Monday 02 February 2009
Monday 19 January 2009
Saturday 13 December 2008
Tuesday 09 December 2008
The crisis engulfing Real Madrid has taken a further turn for the worse after scans confirmed Mahamadou Diarra will miss the rest of the season through injury.
Monday 17 November 2008
Monday 25 August 2008
Tottenham are willing to make Dimitar Berbatov play reserve-team football if they do not receive a suitable offer for the striker from Manchester United.
Thursday 19 June 2008
The Netherlands' manager Marco van Basten has a serious problem: how to select only 11 players to start Saturday's quarter-final in Basle against Russia when he has 23 fit and raring to go. Unlike Germany, Italy and others, the Dutch not only cruised through their group with a 100 per cent record but avoided picking up any injuries or suspensions along the way. Indeed, players not fully fit for the opening two games, like Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Mario Melchiot, all demonstrated in the 2-0 win against Romania on Tuesday that they are back in contention.
Monday 16 June 2008
The Netherlands coach Marco van Basten has hinted he would rest Andre Ooijer and Nigel de Jong for tomorrow's game against Romania. Defender Ooijer and midfielder De Jong were booked earlier in the tournament and a second yellow card for the Group C winners in the next game in Berne would mean a suspension for the quarter-finals. "If someone is tired, has a problem with yellow cards or we think a player has done so well [in training] he deserves a chance," Van Basten said, adding that he still expected a good display even though his side have qualified for the last eight. "We want to perform at our best," he said. "For me every match is important and that won't change if some of the players don't play." One man who looks to be in the starting line-up is Arjen Robben. The winger missed the game against Italy through injury but did well when he came on as a substitute against France on Friday. "He is fit, he wants to play and he can play," Van Basten said.
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