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Gerrard set for Reds return

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is in contention for Tuesday's trip to Wolves after returning ahead of schedule from injury.The England international was expected to be sidelined for at least a fortnight after sustaining a hamstring problem in the FA Cup exit to Reading on January 13. However, he returned to action at the club's Melwood training ground over the weekend and could play at Molineu...Full Story »

Benitez plays down Jones row

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez played down claims by Sunderland counterpart Steve Bruce that the club have been "disrespectful" in their attempts to sign Black Cats striker Kenwyne Jones. Bruce said last week that the Reds had tried to unsettle the Trinidad and Tobago international, whom Benitez is believed to want to sign on loan to cover for a six-week lay-off to striker Fernando Torres. Ben...Full Story »

Ku claims Blackburn talks

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA

South Korea international Ku Ja-cheol believes his chances of joining Blackburn Rovers are '50-50' after the Jeju United midfielder revealed his representatives have begun talks with the Barclays Premier League side over a possible switch.The 20-year-old midfielder has just completed a training camp with the Taeguk Warriors in South Africa and Spain, collecting his fifth cap in Friday's 1-0 frie...Full Story »

Weiss joins Wanderers

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA

Bolton have confirmed that Manchester City midfielder Vladimir Weiss has joined them on loan until the end of the season. Slovakia international Weiss becomes Owen Coyle's first signing for the club since he was appointed manager at Bolton earlier this month. The 20-year-old recently signed a new contract with City but has only made four appearances for the first team this season, scoring i...Full Story »

Robinho '90% certain' of Santos move

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA

Manchester City forward Robinho believes his return to Santos is "90% certain" to go through in the next few days.The Brazil international has been unhappy to find himself on the bench in recent matches and admitted he could have played his last match for City as he seeks more playing time with the World Cup around the corner. "It's all on the right track. Santos are looking at the duration of m...Full Story »

Euro Zone: Nine-man Inter too good for Milan

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by The Independent

Jose Mourinho's "perfect" Internazionale claimed an extraordinary derby victory over Milan in San Siro last night despite finishing the game with nine men, a result that was followed by a extraordinary outburst of classic Mourinho. The result leaves Inter nine points ahead of their city rivals at the top of Serie A and set fair for yet another Scudetto. Mourinho, though, later decided all is...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho launches attack on the state of Italian football

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by The Independent

Inter ended the game with nine men, with both Wesley Sneijder and Lucio sent off by referee Gianluca Rocchi. A spiky Mourinho told Sky Italia: "It was a strange game. I have realised that they are not going to allow us to wrap this title up. "But we were perfect. We would have won this game even with seven men. Maybe with six we would have struggled, but we would have won with seven. "Ev...Full Story »

African Fan Comment: CAF’s Inconsistency Not Good For Africa

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

When Algeria qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, not many people outside Mali raised an eyebrow because Stephen Keshi's lads had failed to impress against Algeria after a miraculous 4-4 draw against Angola in the tournament’s opening match. Mali ended their campaign with a 3-1 win over Malawi whilst Algeria played out a drab draw against Angola, knowing ...Full Story »

I Will Stay At Hoffenheim If We Qualify For The Europa League - Carlos Eduardo

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim were one of the surprises of last season, but the Sinsheim side have since been struggling to reproduce their best form. Hoffenheim were heavily beaten 3-0 by Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday and have dropped to ninth spot in the table following their run of poor form. Playmaker Carlos Eduardo has now expressed his worries about the situation at Hoffe and has made it cl...Full Story »

Guedioura joins Wolves

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA

Wolves have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Adlene Guedioura on loan for the rest of the season.The 24-year-old has joined from Charleroi, and the deal could be come permanent if he impresses Mick McCarthy. The signing is Wolves' second of the season, and their second from Charleroi, following the arrival of Geoffrey Mujangi Bia."Adlene is an all-round midfield player who is very mobi...Full Story »

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