Paulinho signs for Barcelona

The Spanish club has announced the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho for £36m, with plans to unveil the Brazilian this week.   The 29-year-old left North London to sign for Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015, managing to make 63 appearances for the club whilst scoring 17 goals. This didn’t go unnoticed as the…

Antonio Rudiger moves to Chelsea

Chelsea has agreed on a deal with Roma to bring the German defender to West London for an expected £33m. The defender is likely to complete his medical at the club sometime next week.   The player had only signed from Stuttgart last summer, meaning that Roma was unwilling to let the player go and…

United release Ibrahimovic

The club confirmed that the Swedish international would be leaving at the end of his contract, as they published their list of released players who played a part in the 16/17 campaign.   The forward suffered a knee injury in the Europa League towards the end of the season against Anderlecht. The player is expected…

Cech set to start for Arsenal

The Arsenal manager has hinted that Petr Cech will start for the Gunners in their F.A Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday. Wenger has favoured starting David Ospina in cup competitions, however, this match has been deemed too important to take risks, with the manager’s job most likely on the line.   The Columbian has…

Road to the final

Juventus and Real Madrid, the two European giants, will face each other in the 2016/2017 Champions League final. The Bianconeri have been impressive in the knockout stages of the elite competition, but los Blancos proved their worth in the two-legged ties against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid respectively as well and a close encounter appears…

Barton banned for 18 months by The FA

Joey Barton has been suspended from football for 18 months after admitting a misconduct charge relating to betting.   The Englishman is alleged to have placed over 1,260 bets on football matches between 2006 and 2003. The player started his career at Manchester City and has ended up at Burnley, via Newcastle United, QPR, Marseille…

England – Lithuania: Match Preview

England host Lithuania at Wembley on Sunday. Joe Hart is expected to captain the team, as he wins his 70th cap for his country.   Although the England Manager Gareth Southgate says “it’s just an armband”, it will mean a lot to the England keeper who’s currently on loan at Italian club Torino after being…