Arsene Wenger Wants This Ex-Gunner To Succeed Him

According to The Mirror, Wenger has a potential successor in Arteta on his mind with the Spaniard having gained valuable experience working as part of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Manchester City.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly identified Mikel Arteta as the leading candidate to replace him as the next Gunners head coach.

Read more

'The Doors Will Always Be Open To Me', Ramires Talks Up Chelsea Return

With his departure, Chelsea opted to sign N’Golo Kante to bolster the midfield ranks, but the club are yet to find another solid performer in the centre of the park since Nemanja Matic’s departure last summer.In an interview with UOL Esporte, the midfielder admitted that he has the ambition of making a Blues back, and believes the door will always be open for him to do so. He said: “Chelsea?

Read more

Arsenal Could Offer Koscielny As A Makeweight To Sign La Liga Defender

Atleti boss Diego Simeone is said to be a keen admirer of Koscielny’s talents, and the Gunners are looking to possibly take advantage of the situation to pursue a bargain move for Gimenez, who has a &pound53. 7m release clause attached to his present contract.The former Danubio graduate has largely played second fiddle to Diego Godin and Stefan Savic at the heart of the Atleti defence, but he has found himself as a regular in recent months owing to a muscular injury to the latter.

Read more

Chelsea Monitoring Prodigious African Talent

Ayiah, who is comfortable playing anywhere in midfield or attack, currently plays for Charity Stars in his homeland of Ghana and has been tracked by several high profile European clubs over the past two years.The player, who was nominated for the CAF Youth Player of the Year award, has also been linked with a Real Madrid transfer but the Spanish club pulled out of a deal at the last minute.Ayiah has spoken to reporters of his desire to move to a top European side in the near future, “I am looking forward to move to Europe so that I can develop very well as player.

Read more

Eden Hazard Eyes Real Madrid Transfer

The Daily Mail today reported that Hazard is unhappy and that he “is stalling on a new deal at Stamford Bridge in the hope that Real come calling”, with reports that Zinedine Zidane’s side will table a bid of 80 million euros for Hazard prior to the World Cup this summer.Hazard cut a frustrated figure last week in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City and has been disappointed with the Blues’ defence of the Premier League title.

Read more

Premier League Club Hoping To Appoint Arsene Wenger

Reports on Monday suggest that if Arsenal do relieve Arsene Wenger of his duties at the club, Everton will make an approach to appoint him as their new manager, with it looking likely that current boss Sam Allardyce will be on his way out of Goodison Park after less than a season in charge.Having brought in some players with huge Premier League experience including Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Gylfi Sigurdsson, along with Jordan Pickford, who many expect to be England’s long term number one goalkeeper, there was plenty of optimism on the blue side of Merseyside last summer.The way in which Wenger has built Arsenal during his time at the club appeals greatly to Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, who has already shown that money will not be an issue for The Toffees during the transfer window.However, both Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce have struggled to put Everton into European contention, with the club currently in eleventh place in the Premier League and eleven points off the top six.

Read more

Antonio Conte Has No Regrets About Chelsea Performance

Speaking after the game, Conte admitted that he could not adopt an attack-minded approach against a free-scoring City side, who look on course to secure their third Premier League title next month.With the result, the Blues are now five points behind Tottenham Hotspur for the final top-four spot, and they face a realistic chance of missing out on Champions League for the second time in three seasons.

Read more

Eden Hazard Makes Honest Admission After Manchester City Defeat

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has stressed that the Blues did not play to their strengths as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday.The Blues adopted a surprisingly defensive approach against the Citizens, and this saw Hazard frustrated for most of the game as he struggled to receive any surprise in the false number nine role.Hazard was spotted shouting at his teammates for their poor link-up play over the course of the game, and the Belgian made no eye contact with Conte after he was substituted in the 90th minute.Speaking after the match, Hazard was not pleased with how manager Antonio Conte approached the match, and believes the team should have played to their qualities.The Blues have already stepped up discussions over a new deal with Hazard, but their form since the turn of the year is likely to have done little to please the versatile attacker.

Read more

Manchester United Set To Reward David De Gea With New Bumper Contract

The 27-year-old has been an influential figure with the Mancunian giants for whom he has kept over 100 clean sheets in the past six-and-a-half seasons, and the club’s board appear to have realised his importance towards the team.Real Madrid have been associated with De Gea in every transfer window since his failed move back in the summer of 2015, but a proposed extension may now diminish any speculation over his future at the Theatre of Dreams.

Read more