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Wednesday 20 August 2008
Everton are close to reaching agreement with Juventus to sign the midfielder Tiago Mendes on a season-long loan – with a view to a permanent £8m transfer – but face a familiar problem regarding the Portuguese international. Despite playing for Chelsea for one season, where he was one of Jose Mourinho's first signings, Tiago is not keen on returning to England as Tottenham Hotspur found last January when they negotiated a similar deal to acquire the 27-year-old.
Friday 08 August 2008
Sporting Lisbon president Filipe Soares Franco insists midfielder Joao Moutinho will not be leaving the club this summer.
Friday 08 August 2008
The protracted transfer of Andy Johnson to Fulham was finally completed yesterday giving the Everton manager, David Moyes, a pocket full of cash to reinvest in strengthening his squad.
Friday 01 August 2008
David Moyes indicated yesterday that he saw no sign of an imminent breakthrough in his pursuit of Sporting Lisbon's Joao Moutinho and, as an unconvincing pre-season tour of the US continued, admitted that his side need five or six new players, fast.
Thursday 31 July 2008
Everton have been left to contemplate the atrocious timing of their chief executive's resignation, days before a Government ruling which could jeopardise one of the most significant moments in the club's history: their move from Goodison to a new purpose-built stadium at Kirkby.
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Fulham are confident that Andrew Johnson will join them from Everton – freeing David Moyes to place an increased offer for Sporting Lisbon's Joao Moutinho – despite the distance between the Cottagers and Johnson over his personal terms.
Monday 28 July 2008
Everton striker Andrew Johnson was undergoing a medical at Fulham today ahead of a planned £12m transfer.
Monday 28 July 2008
Sporting Lisbon confirmed last night that they had turned down a €15m (£11.8m) bid from Everton for the Portugal international midfielder Joao Moutinho despite the player's protests that he wants a move to the Premier League.
Friday 18 July 2008
Wigan Athletic are close to signing the Egypt international Amr Zaki after he arrived at the JJB Stadium for a medical. The club's manager, Steve Bruce, has agreed to pay Zaki's club El Zalamek £1m to loan the striker for one season. The Latics could then sign him for a further £5m if he impresses. The 25-year-old, who has scored 27 goals in 48 internationals, said he was looking forward to playing in the Premier League.
Monday 16 June 2008
Five days as Chelsea manager and already the man is losing games: at this rate Luiz Felipe Scolari will be out of the job by September. OK, so it was only a dead rubber but Scolari followed this defeat to the hapless Swiss with a bizarre rant in which he covertly criticised the referee by sarcastically blaming himself.
Wednesday 23 April 2008
The Scottish Premier League season will be extended by four days to 22 May if Rangers reach the Uefa Cup final. The SPL is to reveal two provisional fixture lists, one that will be implemented if Rangers beat Fiorentina in their European semi-final and one if they lose.
Saturday 12 April 2008
Queen of the South defender Andy Aitken will live out a boyhood dream when he lines up against Aberdeen in today's Scottish Cup semi-final.
Sporting Lisbon 0 Rangers 2 <i>(Rangers win 2-0 on agg)</i>: Darcheville keeps the European dream alive
Friday 11 April 2008
Second-half goals from Jean-Claude Darcheville and Steven Whittaker earned Rangers an heroic victory over Sporting Lisbon last night and a place in the last four of the Uefa Cup.
Sporting Lisbon 1 Bolton 0 <i>(Sporting win 2-1 on agg)</i>: Pereirinha keeps his head to end Bolton's resistance
Friday 14 March 2008
Bolton's Uefa Cup run came to an end last night after a severely weakened side were beaten 1-0 in the second leg of their last-16 Uefa Cup tie. Wanderers, who drew 1-1 in the first leg, were unable to conjure the strike they needed to progress before an 85th-minute goal from Bruno Pereirinha secured victory for Sporting.
Friday 07 March 2008
Another gallant effort from Bolton in the season's least expected European adventure – but it will need a performance to better those already conjured up in Munich and Madrid if the peculiar demands of balancing a Premier League relegation battle with a bid to reach the final rounds of the Uefa Cup are not to come to a close in next week's last-16 second-leg tie in Lisbon.
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