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Inter defender Santon secures move to Newcastle

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by

Newcastle United signed Italy defender Davide Santon from Inter Milan on a five-year-deal on Tuesday, with the 20-year-old likely to fill the gap left by Jose Enrique’s departure to Liverpool. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew told the Premier League club’s website (www.nufc.co.uk): “He is a quality left-back and an established international who also gives us flexibility in defenc...Full Story »

Bob Bradley's Agent: Egypt will decide its coach this week

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Egypt will make a decision on its next coach after Ramadan ends this week, Bob Bradley's agent Ron Waxman confirmed to Goal.com. It is likely that the former U.S. coach will be waiting to hear his name announced as the team's next manager. “I have been told that the EFA will decide on a new manager sometime after the feast which marks the end of Ramadan,” Waxman told Goal.com via em...Full Story »

Bremen manager says Mertesacker will join Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has confirmed the transfer of Germany defender Per Mertesacker to Arsenal. Allofs told the local Weser-Kurier newspaper Tuesday that “everything is arranged between Werder and Arsenal.” An official announcement is expected on Wednesday, following completion of some final details between the clubs. Allofs said Bremen will hold a news confe...Full Story »

Arsenal agree Park Chu-Young deal

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Beleaguered Premier League side Arsenal said Tuesday they have a agreed a deal to sign striker Park Chu-Young from French club AS Monaco. The 26-year-old South Korea captain scored 25 times in 91 appearances for the French club during three seasons in Ligue 1 and replaced Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung as captain of the national side earlier this year. His arrival at the Emirates is a timely...Full Story »

Wigan sign winger Crusat from Almeria

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Wigan signed Spanish winger Albert Crusat on an initial two-year deal from La Liga side Almeria, the English Premier League side said Tuesday, a day before the transfer window closes. The 29-year-old Crusat's contract also has an option for a third year if his time with the north-west side proves successful. "Albert is someone we have been trailing for a long time and it is fantastic news that...Full Story »

Loew holds clear the air talks with Lahm

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Germany coach Joachim Loew has held clear the air talks with Philipp Lahm following critical comments the national side's captain made about key figures in the game. The Bayern Munich goalkeeper caused a stir with public attacks on former Germany managers like Rudi Voller, Jurgen Klinsmann, Louis van Gaal and Felix Magath in his recently published autobiography. Lahm however survived being str...Full Story »

Mertesacker given day off to sign for Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

German international Per Mertesacker was given a day off German team training on Tuesday by coach Joachim Loew so he could travel to England and sign for Arsenal for a fee believed to be up to 11million euros. While Loew did not mention Arsenal by name the 26-tear-old Werder Bremen stalwart has been strongly linked with the struggling Premier League giants and German agency SID said that he had...Full Story »

Rooney wants Walcott at his best against Bulgaria

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Wayne Rooney said he hopes Theo Walcott will put the memory of Manchester United's 8-2 rout of Arsenal behind him to focus on England's upcoming Euro 2012 qualifier away to Bulgaria. Rooney scored a hat-trick for United at Old Trafford on Sunday as Arsenal, for whom Walcott netted one of two goals, shipped eight for the first time in over a century. But the two players now find themselves on t...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola 'very happy' as changed system paid off in victory over Villarreal

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is delighted with his team's comprehensive defeat of Villarreal in its opening game of the Primera Division campaign on Monday evening. A Lionel Messi brace and debut league goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez combined with a Thiago Alcantara strike saw the defending Spanish champions register a 5-0 win at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants faced defensive pro...Full Story »

'Lionel Messi's best is yet to come'

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by timesofindia.indiatimes.com

KOLKATA: "Isn't Messi the greatest footballer ever?" That's the question that's playing on the lips every football fan today. As they gasp for breath in the exhilarating wake of another dazzling display by the current Agentina No. 10, it is less a query and more a statement. Their delirious reactions draw quizzical eyebrows from an older generation. "Is he bigger than Maradona?" they counter ind...Full Story »

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