Andreas Pereira’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer snub explained as star Man Utd exit nears

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s snub of Andreas Pereira is down to his agent speaking to clubs around Europa. The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from the club, playing just 56 minutes since the resumption of football. Having joined the club’s academy in 2012, the 24-year-old has 75 appearances under his belt at Old Trafford. But Brazilian outlet Esparto Interativo have reported that the forward is already looking to secure his future elsewhere. Solskjaer had tried […]

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Man Utd chiefs have Jadon Sancho transfer theory as Dortmund hold firm on £108m valuation

Manchester United’s hierarchy are confident that Jadon Sancho is as excited about moving to Old Trafford as they are about bringing him back to his home country. The Red Devils have made the England international their No 1 target this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add extra talent to his forward line. Dortmund, however, are adamant that they will not sell the winger for anything less than their £108million valuation. And United are reluctant to pay that fee, […]

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F1’s ‘copying’ row: Zak Brown responds to Otmar Szafnauer

McLaren chief Zak Brown hit back at Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer, as the fallout from F1’s off-track ‘copying’ controversy continued at the Spanish GP. After Racing Point had been docked 15 points and fined €400,000 (£361,000) by stewards at last week’s Anniversary GP at Silverstone, Brown had disputed Racing Point’s defence in the case in comments that had drawn a stinging rebuke from Szafnauer. Three teams confirm appeal plans What’s the early pecking order at Spanish GP? Sky F1’s […]

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Cowboys using summer camp treat to beat heat

Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Holding training camp at The Star has required the Dallas Cowboys to get creative when it comes to the Texas heat. How so? Popsicles. The Cowboys set up three cooling tents on an adjacent artificial turf field for players to use during the two practice breaks. In addition to cold towels, water and Gatorade are, yes, popsicles. “The […]

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Jan Vertonghen joins Benfica after leaving Tottenham

Jan Vertonghen has joined Benfica on a three-year deal after leaving Tottenham. The 33-year-old left Spurs at the end of the season after the club decided not to renew his contract. Tottenham transfer rumours Get Sky Sports – All channels £23 a month Transfer Centre LIVE! He joins Benfica on a three-year contract with the Portuguese club also completing deals to sign Brazil winger Everton and Germany forward Luca Waldschmidt. Vertonghen made over 300 appearances for Tottenham since signing from […]

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Mascherano compares Barcelona icon Lionel Messi to Michael Jordan

‘They are both competitive animals but Leo is more of a human’: Javier Mascherano compares Barcelona icon Lionel Messi to Michael Jordan after watching Netflix’s The Last Dance Javier Mascherano played with Lionel Messi at Barcelona and with Argentina  Netflix’s The Last Dance portrayed Michael Jordan as an often divisive winner The former NBA star won six championships with Chicago Bulls in two spells Mascherano believes their competitivness is similar but Messi is more natural  Javier Mascherano has claimed that Barcelona […]

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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Champions League fixture tonight

Barcelona take on Bayern Munich in Lisbon tonight for a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. On the opposite side of the draw, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig have already secured their places in the final four, and the winner of this evening’s tie will face either Manchester City or Lyon in the other semi-final next week. The last time Barca and Bayern met in the competition was in the final four in 2014/15, with the La Liga side beating […]

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard issued David Luiz warning over £70m Declan Rice transfer

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard may have to permanently adopt a three-man back-line if he wants to utilise Declan Rice as a ball-playing centre-half, thinks Paul Merson. The west London club are hard at work looking to get deals done to propel them into Premier League title challengers next season. Having already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, Chelsea boss Lampard also wants Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and West Ham’s Declan Rice at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could have […]

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Michael Owen’s conversation with Jamie Carragher after Real Madrid transfer call

Michael Owen has revealed the conversation he had with Liverpool team-mate Real Madrid’s after learning of FA Cup transfer desire. The Englishman scored 158 goals in nearly 300 appearances for Liverpool, helping them win an FA Cup and UEFA Cup. But the forward could not replicate that form at the Bernabeu as they pounced at the end of Owen’s contact in 2004. With 16 goals in 45 games, the 40-year-old only spent one season in Spain before heading to Newcastle […]

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Everton 'close to meeting Napoli's £36m asking price for Allan'

Everton ‘close to meeting Napoli’s £36m asking price for midfielder Allan’ as Carlo Ancelotti steps up his Goodison Park rebuild Napoli midfielder Allan has fallen out of favour under boss Gennaro Gattuso   Gattuso came in to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who then became Everton boss Now reports in Italy claim Ancelotti is getting closer to reuniting with Allan The Toffees’ latest offer is reportedly a £34m offer including various bonuses  Everton are edging closer to meeting Napoli’s £36million (€40m) valuation for […]

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