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Burnley boss Sean Dyche happy with draw in Istanbul

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Sean Dyche declared himself content with a goalless draw in Burnley’s Europa League trip to Basaksehir Istanbul having travelled with a depleted squad.The Clarets were second best at the Fatih Terim Stadium on their first competitive continental outing in 51 years, a third-round qualifying first leg, but still have the chance to put the tie to bed at Turf Moor next week.Dyche made six chan...Full Story »

Gerrard heaps praise on ‘magnificent’ Tavernier

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Steven Gerrard has declared he wants James Tavernier for keeps after hailing the Rangers skipper’s display against Maribor.The 26-year-old Englishman was the subject of a £1.8million bid from West Brom on the eve of Gers’ Europa League clash with the Slovenians.But Gerrard, whose first act as Ibrox boss was to hand Tavernier the captain’s armband, rejected the offer after...Full Story »

Lennon impressed by “brilliant” Mallan in Molde stalemate

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Neil Lennon hailed the performance of Stevie Mallan after the midfielder grabbed the initiative in Hibernian’s midfield following the departure of John McGinn.Mallan hit the bar from 25 yards and forced two scrambling saves from long range during an outstanding first-half display in a goalless Europa League draw with Molde at Easter Road.The 22-year-old has already scored five goals since ...Full Story »

James Tavernier leads by example as Rangers see off Maribor

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Skipper James Tavernier underlined his importance to Rangers as his penalty edged Steven Gerrard’s men towards a 3-1 victory over Maribor at Ibrox.Gerrard staved off interest in the right-back from West Brom ahead of their Europa League showdown with the Slovenians.And it was the captain who took on the responsibility of firing the Light Blues back in front after their sluggish first-half ...Full Story »

Hibs held by Molde in Europa League qualifier

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Hibernian began life without John McGinn with a 0-0 Europa League draw against Molde at Easter Road.Stevie Mallan almost took on the mantle of Hibernian’s midfield lynchpin with an impressive first-half display but he was denied by the crossbar and some decent saves.Martin Boyle and David Gray also came close for Neil Lennon’s side but the visitors were largely comfortable in the fin...Full Story »

Burnley take goalless draw from Turkey trip

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Burnley emerged from a long-awaited trip to the continent with a goalless draw against Istanbul Basaksehir as Joe Hart kept a clean sheet on his Clarets debut.Having seen off Aberdeen in the Europa League second qualifying round, Sean Dyche’s side embarked on their first overseas adventure in 51 years and ground out a stalemate in front of around 600 travelling fans at the Fatih Terim Stad...Full Story »

Navas: I have the same desire to leave Real Madrid as to die

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Goal.com

Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hell-bent on staying at Real Madrid despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. Navas has helped Madrid to three successive European crowns but the Costa Rica international's future is in doubt after the Spanish giants agreed a deal with Chelsea for Courtois. Belgian star Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, however...Full Story »

Rivaldo: Neymar will end up at Real Madrid sooner or later

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Marca.com

Although both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have ruled out a switch for Neymar, his compatriot, Rivaldo, has claimed that the Brazilian is destined to play for Los Blancos at some point. The former Barcelona forward has also added that with such an unpredictable transfer window, even an imminent move could be possible. "For now, I must believe in his word that he will stay at PSG, but ...Full Story »

Schalke open talks over a loan move for Tottenham's Rose

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Goal.com

Danny Rose is in talks over a season-long loan move to Schalke, who have approached Tottenham on the eve of the English transfer window deadline day, Goal understands. The England international is being offered the chance to resurrect his career at the second placed Bundesliga side from last season, with the Germany club aiming to compete with any English club who come in for the full-back ah...Full Story »

Chelsea made an unthinkable offer for Rugani – agent

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Daniele Rugani's agent Davide Torchia revealed Chelsea made a huge offer for the Juventus defender, though the Serie A champions have no plans to sell the Italian. Rugani, 24, has been linked with Premier League giants Chelsea throughout the transfer window after former Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. A reunion was on the cards following the pair's...Full Story »

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