English Premier League News
Rivaldo advice Coutinho to join Barcelona
Brazilian legend Rivaldo has tipped Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to follow in his footsteps by joining Barcelona. Rivaldo told Sky Sports News HQ: "In my opinion, he's a great player and a player who knows Neymar well. I think they are both friends - players who stand out. "I think that this transfer might happen because Barcelona is always going to attract the best, isn't it? "He is one of the players who stands out and I believe that this transfer - if he goes to Barcelona - would be a good thing for Barcelona for sure. "He is a player who would definitely help Barcelona. Of course, Barcelona is a big club, but with a player like him, it would definitely be a big help."
Man Utd eye Ajax striker
Manchester United are eyeing Ajax young attacker Kasper Dolberg ahead of a possible summer move. Dolberg was spotted by John Steen Olsen, the same scout who discovered Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Christian Eriksen. The Red Devils have reportedly focused their attention on the 19-year-old striker having cooled their interest in Genk attacker Leon Bailey. Note, that he has scored 11 times in 26 Ajax appearances this season.
2017/18 3rd kits leaked, including Real Madrid and Man Utd
Months before the official presentation, a leak happened from Adidas to reveal the 3rd kits for some European giants in the coming season. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich shirts are now disclosed.
Man Utd to bid £70m for Monaco star
Manchester United are plotting a £70m summer bid for Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva, according to The Sun. The 22-year-old, who is represented by Jose Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes, is also wanted by Real Madrid. Mourinho reportedly has two main summer targets, one of which is Silva. The other is Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
Lyon agree a deal with Man Utd striker
Manchester United striker Memphis Depay on a verge of moving to Lyon. According to Sky Sports sources, Lyon agree a deal to buy Depay. The Red Devils have a buy-back option and sell-on clauses as part of the deal which could rise to £21.7m. The 22-year-old forward has made eight appearances so far this season.
David Villa: “Guardiola will turn things round at Man City”
David Villa has backed his ex-coach Pep Guardiola to "change the situation" at Manchester City. The Premier League club now is on fifth place in the table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea. "He has a difficult period right now but I believe he will change the situation," Villa told Sky Sports News. "It is normal to have a difficult period with the team, but he is great and I think he has a methodology and he has a very good coaching staff to change the situation and the future at City will be better for sure. "Football is difficult in every country and I am so lucky that I was able to play for Guardiola. He is a great coach, for everyone who likes this game. But it is difficult to win and he has almost always won. His statistics are amazing."
Cardiff City sign McGregor
Cardiff City have announced the signing of Allan McGregor on loan from Hull City for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. The Scotland international has 35 international caps, and will link up with Neil Warnock’s squad in preparation for Saturday’s home clash with Burton. https://twitter.com/CardiffCityFC/status/821749327064428545
Leicester striker on La Liga club radar
According to Sky Sports, La Liga side Alaves has made an approach to Leicester City for striker Leonardo Ulloa. The Argentinian is considering handing in a transfer request, after making just one Premier League start this season. Claudio Ranieri though wants to keep him, and talks are ongoing between the club and Ulloa's representatives.
Jese won’t join Liverpool
Jese Rodriguez will only leave PSG to join Las Palmas this month, reports Marca. The former Real Madrid forward has disappointed at PSG this season following his big-money move last summer and he is expected to leave the French capital during this transfer window. The likes of Liverpool, Roma and Milan have all been linked with the 23-year-old, who has reiterated that he will only leave PSG to join his hometown club Las Palmas. Jese’s agent is trying to persuade PSG’s sporting director Patrick Kluivert that allowing the forward to join Las Palmas would be the best move. The deal is not expected to be completed this week.
Griezmann could join Man Utd this summer
According to Sky Sports sources, Antoine Griezmann is on Manchester United's radar but any deal with Atletico Madrid would not be agreed before the summer. Reports in national papers today claim Griezmann is a target for Jose Mourinho, and we understand if the France striker becomes available, United will make an offer. United, reportedly, feel he's at the right age and fits the right profile for the club.