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Carlo cool over Cole exit talk

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by Teamtalk.com

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insists Ashley Cole is staying at Stamford Bridge and has also played down talk of a move for Fernando Torres. England international Cole has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer following Jose Mourinho's Santiago Bernabeu arrival. Chelsea were in action for the first time this summer in a 1-0 pre-season win over Crystal Palace, but Cole re...Full Story »

Wenger wearied by Fabregas speculation

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Saturday sought to draw a line under persistent speculation linking captain Cesc Fabregas with a return to former club Barcelona. "There's been too much talk," said Wenger. "I've always said we really want him to stay. He's such an important player for us, he's our captain and we want to keep him. "That's why we're not listening to any offers. We'v...Full Story »

Essien scores as Chelsea win pre-season opener

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti appeared to rule out a move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres on Saturday, after seeing his side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in their first pre-season friendly. Torres won the World Cup with Spain last weekend but endured a disappointing, injury-blighted campaign with Liverpool last season, prompting speculation he could be set to leave the club. Ch...Full Story »

Ancelotti cools Torres talk, keen to keep Cole

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti appeared to rule out a move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres on Saturday, after seeing his side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in their first pre-season friendly. Torres won the World Cup with Spain last weekend but endured a disappointing, injury-blighted campaign with Liverpool last season, prompting speculation he could be set to leave the club. Ch...Full Story »

Liverpool agree Insua deal with Fiorentina

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LIVERPOOL, England (AFP) - Liverpool have agreed to sell Argentinian defender Emiliano Insua to Serie A side Fiorentina, the Premier League club said on Saturday. Insua arrived at Anfield in January 2007 from Boca Juniors and played 62 games. He scored one goal against Arsenal in last season's League Cup. "We have agreed a fee for the sale of Emiliano Insua to Fiorentina and given them permiss...Full Story »

Fletcher sure Berbs can prove to be the £30m man

Posted Saturday, July 17, 2010 by mirrorfootbal

Darren Fletcher has backed Manchester United team-mate Dimitar Berbatov to finally justify his £30million transfer fee. The Old Trafford jury is still out on Berbatov after two seasons in which he has scored just 26 goals in 86 appearances and failed to reproduce the dazzling form that persuaded Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him from Tottenham. Towards the end of last season, Fergie hinted ...Full Story »

Barcelona say they have €50m in the kitty to strengthen squad

Posted Friday, July 16, 2010 by theguardian.com

• Club was forced to take out €155m bank loan• €35m offer to buy Cesc Fábregas rejected Barcelona are keen to bring Cesc Fábregas to the Camp Nou. Barcelona have €50m (£42m) available to spend on strengthening their squad, the Spanish champions said today. The club was forced to secure a five-year €155m bank loan yesterday, to help resolve lo...Full Story »

Scolari says no offer yet to coach Brazil

Posted Friday, July 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

SAO PAULO (AP)—Luiz Felipe Scolari has not received an offer to coach Brazil and hinted Thursday he was likely to stay with Palmeiras at least for the next two years. Scolari led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title and has been touted as one of the possible replacements for Dunga, who was fired as the country’s coach after the team was knocked out of the 2010 tournament in South Afri...Full Story »

Ernesto Bronzetti: Barcelona Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Can Only Join Milan If He Accepts A Pay Cut

Posted Friday, July 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Milan transfer consultant Ernesto Bronzetti has said the only way Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic can arrive is if he takes a considerable pay cut. The notable Italian transfer expert divides his time between Real Madrid and Milan, and made clear signing the Barcelona man represents a pandoras box of obstacles for both all involved. David Villa's arrival has seen 'Ibra's' future at Camp N...Full Story »

Mr. & Mrs: Philipp Lahm Marries Claudia Schattenberg

Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by Kickette.com

Congratulations to German NT captain (for now, anyway), and Bayern Munich player Phillip Lahm! He married his girlfriend Claudia today, in a two-part ceremony near Munich. Apparently, the tears were flowing during the civil ceremony, but it's not clear whether they were from the bride, groom or Lahmy fangirls across Germany and beyond. Claudia, as you may well know, used to work for Merced...Full Story »

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