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Reds deal agreed - Jovanovic

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Standard Liege forward Milan Jovanovic claims he has agreed terms with Liverpool to join them in the summer. The 28-year-old Serbia international's current deal with the Belgian club expires in the summer and he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign side. And Jovanovic now claims he has just to complete a medical at Liverpool before everything is concluded, saying in Belgian ...Full Story »

McLeish hoping for swift Benitez return

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Alex McLeish is hoping Birmingham striker Christian Benitez will be fit "sooner rather than later" after being forced to change his starting line-up for the first time in 13 Barclays Premier League games. Benitez has been ruled out of Wednesday night's clash at West Ham with an ankle injury suffered in a challenge with Wolves keeper Marcus Hahnemann in Sunday's derby at St Andrew's. The fo...Full Story »

Zola: I'm not in it for the money

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has insisted he would not walk away from Upton Park despite the entire staff being asked to take a pay cut.Zola was angry at the timing of co-owner David Sullivan's revelation salaries would have to be slashed to get the Hammers' £60million wage bill down to manageable levels.Zola, who was handed a £1.9million-a-year contract when he joined the club 17 months ago in...Full Story »

Rooney gives us lift - Brown

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Wes Brown believes Wayne Rooney's presence is enough to give Manchester United a lift such is the aura that has been built up around the England striker.Rooney took his goal tally for the season to 23 against Portsmouth, equalling his personal best and now he aims to break new ground at Aston Villa on Wednesday night, and exert more pressure on Barclays Premier League title rivals Chelsea."It gi...Full Story »

Terry & Capello United for England - Carlo

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes John Terry's relationship with England manager Fabio Capello will not have been affected by the Italian's decision to strip the defender of the national team captaincy.Capello relieved Terry of his duties as England's on-field leader during a short meeting at Wembley last Friday. Terry has already thanked the Chelsea fans for the support they gave him in the...Full Story »

Mancini praise for impressive Johnson

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Roberto Mancini felt Adam Johnson proved exactly why he splashed out £8million to sign him on deadline-day after he helped Manchester City to a 2-0 win over Bolton.Although Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor scored to leave City trailing fourth-placed Liverpool on goal difference, former Middlesbrough man Johnson claimed man-of-the-match honours."That is why we bought him," declared Mancini. "He...Full Story »

Malbranque cleared after hospital visit

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Sunderland's woes have eased slightly after Steed Malbranque was released from hospital following the 1-1 draw at Portsmouth.Malbranque picked up a chest problem in the first half of the Barclays Premier League contest at Fratton Park and was sent for precautionary tests, but the Belgium-born former France Under-21 international was later cleared to fly back to the north east with his team-mates...Full Story »

Pompey seek adjournment

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth are set to ask the High Court for an adjournment in hearing their appeal against a winding-up petition after talks with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs broke down, Press Association Sport understands.Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie was locked in discussions at Fratton Park with representatives from HMRC over paying a portion of the money Pompey owe and coming to an agreement be...Full Story »

Top 10 Things To Expect From AC Milan-Manchester United & Inter-Chelsea

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Goal.com

10) Man Utd beat Milan at San Siro with Nani and Wayne Rooney running wild. After the game, United say that's what they usually do when facing a team funded by the Emirates. Silvio Berlusconi cancels the new sponsorship deal before the return leg and switches to LG, since Fulham did much better. 9) After Milan lose the first leg, vice president Adriano Galliani complains that if the ‘29...Full Story »

End to End: The El Salvador Edition

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Goal.com

United States Men's National Team coach Bob Bradley announced the 23 players he plans to call into camp before the American's friendly against El Salvador. With European leagues in the midst of their seasons, the roster consists entirely of domestic-based talents and offers a bit of insight into the thoughts of the manager. It's time for Goal.com's weekly run-through which players are improvin...Full Story »

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