Few give David Moyes' side any chance of retaining their Premier League crown
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Monday 06 April 2009
Villarreal will face Arsenal tomorrow night still reeling from their worst 90 minutes of the season and the loss of one of their best players – Spain international winger Santi Cazorla, whose fractured fibula rules him out for the rest of the season. In need of a straightforward three points, sealed early enough in the game to allow him to take off his most important players, coach Manuel Pellegrini looked on in horror as Cazorla was carried off and Robert Pires sent off.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Brazilian veteran Roberto Carlos would be interested in returning to Real Madrid, if Florentino Perez became president of the Spanish giants again this summer.
Friday 26 September 2008
Thierry Henry said he will consider leaving Barcelona during the winter transfer window if coach Pep Guardiola leaves him on the bench too often.
Thursday 24 July 2008
The Real Madrid playmaker Guti insists the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would not disrupt team spirit. The Manchester United winger has been linked with a move and would likely be one of the highest earners at the Bernabeu. The Real captain Raul had rejected suggestions last week from Wesley Sneijder that Ronaldo's arrival and wage packet would upset the harmony of the squad, and Guti has followed suit.
Monday 21 July 2008
Zenit St Petersburg have claimed Tottenham are in the race to sign Andrei Arshavin but need to increase their valuation of the Russia international.
Monday 02 June 2008
Spain's controversial coach will leave his post after this tournament having already considerably over-stayed his welcome, or courageously survived in the face of lonely adversity, depending on who you speak to.
Friday 16 May 2008
Barcelona midfielder Deco has been given the go-ahead to talk to other clubs after being told he can leave the Catalan club at the end of the season. "We will look for an offer that is good for the club and good for me," the Brazilian-born Portugal international said. "I will go where I want and not where the club tells me. The only thing is that I want to continue playing at the top level. I will almost certainly go to England or Italy. I won't stay in Spain as the only club at the same level as Barcelona is Madrid and I would never go to Madrid." Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o, Lilian Thuram, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Thierry Henry are also being linked with moves.
Thursday 15 May 2008
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor said he is pleased to be linked with a move to Barcelona, but maintans he is happy to stay put. "That pleases me," Adebayor said after playing for a Unicef team in a charity match in Seville. "It's very flattering for a young Togolese who is only 24 to see that Barcelona or Milan are following him. But for the moment I'm very happy at Arsenal. We'll see what happens next." Barça's Yaya Touré, meanwhile, said he would like to join his brother Kolo at Arsenal. "I am conscious of interest from certain Premier League clubs," he said. "I can't say anything at the moment, but it would be great to play for a big club with my brother."
Friday 09 May 2008
Tottenham Hotspur's head coach Juande Ramos has started making plans for life without Dimitar Berbatov and admits the striker has made his mind up on his future at White Hart Lane. Ramos wants to keep Berbatov but concedes the 27-year-old Bulgaria international could depart if a club matches Spurs' valuation and the player wants to move.
Saturday 12 April 2008
While Emmanuel Adebayor's reputation has soared this season, the man he has replaced at the head of Arsenal's attacking line-up, Thierry Henry, is finding plaudits harder to come by. The Frenchman is out of position and out of sorts in Barcelona and this week, despite his team defeating Schalke in the Champions League, he could hide his frustration no more.
Monday 24 March 2008
Never mind the fantastic four, the striker keeping Barcelona in the Spanish title race and Frank Rijkaard in a job is 17-year-old Bojan Krkic. With Leo Messi injured, Ronaldinho apparently pretending to be injured, and Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o yet to strike up an understanding, it was Bojan who made two and scored two as Barcelona beat Valladolid.
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Cameroon players have refused to blame their captain Rigobert Song for their 1-0 defeat by Egypt in the African Nations Cup final.
Saturday 19 January 2008
The president of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, yesterday slapped down criticism by players of the timing of the Africa Nations Cup, telling them to stop putting their own interest first.
Monday 14 January 2008
Thierry Henry finally had the Barcelona public eating out of his hand with a superb one-man show that destroyed Real Murcia and gave Frank Rijkaard's team their most emphatic win of the season.
Wednesday 21 February 2007
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