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The clock is ticking on Barcelona's impossible deals

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Marca.com134 hits

It may not be panic stations in the Barcelona boardroom just yet but the state of affairs on the pitch cannot have helped the nerves as the iconic Catalan club continues to fumble its way through the transfer window in an increasingly worrisome situation. For many onlookers at the Blaugrana, the problems of Neymar's departure and the lack of a replacement didn't hit home until Karim Benzema's...Full Story »

Tottenham seal club-record signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by ESPN232 hits

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the club-record signing of Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez on a five-year deal, subject to a medical and work permit. The Dutch side confirmed the 21-year-old would depart as Tottenham pay a transfer fee of €40 million (£36.6m) that could rise to €42m (£38.4m) with add-ons, depending on his appearances and success at the club. Sanchez ...Full Story »

Swansea City vs Manchester United - Clement: Signing Matic is a 'win' for Man United

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA134 hits

Swansea boss Paul Clement has expressed his surprise that Chelsea allowed Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United as he prepares for a reunion with the player. Clement worked with Matic during his time as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Stamford Bridge before the holding midfielder joined Benfica in 2011. Matic returned to Stamford Bridge two-and-a-half years later and was a driving force as Ch...Full Story »

Pawel Wszolek could miss QPR's clash with Hull

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA40 hits

QPR winger Pawel Wszolek is a doubt for the visit of Hull on Saturday.The Poland international appeared to suffer a hamstring injury during the 2-0 defeat at Norwich on Wednesday night.Wszolek was replaced by Brighton loanee Kazenga LuaLua, who could start if boss Ian Holloway is forced to change his starting line-up for the first time this season.Defender Grant Hall is working his way back to ...Full Story »

Jordan Clarke remains on sidelines for Scunthorpe

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA79 hits

Scunthorpe will once again be without defender Jordan Clarke for the home clash with Oxford.Clarke is currently nursing a thigh problem but manager Graham Alexander is confident he will be back in contention for the Iron's trip to Plymouth next weekend.Levi Sutton is expected to keep his place at right-back, while Duane Holmes and Tom Hopper impressed after coming off the bench against Rochdale...Full Story »

Ipswich skipper Luke Chambers to sit out Brentford clash

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA62 hits

Ipswich look set to be without captain Luke Chambers for the visit of Brentford.The defender was unable to train after falling awkwardly during the first half of Tuesday night's win at Millwall.Centre-backs Adam Webster (ankle) and Tommy Smith (hamstring) are also undergoing rehabilitation, so Town boss Mick McCarthy may need to draft in cover.Flynn Downes (calf), Emyr Huws (Achilles), Luke Hya...Full Story »

Charlton lacking attacking options for Northampton clash

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA34 hits

Charlton are short of options up front when they host Northampton.The Addicks remain without the suspended Lee Novak, who was sent off in the opening-day win against Bristol Rovers.Tony Watt this week left for Belgian side Oud-Heverlee Leuven and Josh Magennis is yet to appear this season.Recent signing Ben Reeves also remains short of match fitness, while Mark Marshall is a long-term absentee....Full Story »

Everton sign Swansea star Sigurdsson for club-record £45m fee

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Goal.com173 hits

Everton have completed the signing of Swansea City star Gylfi Sigurdsson for a reported club-record fee of £45 million. The Iceland international, 27, has inked a five-year deal at the Toffees, putting to bed a drawn-out process between the two clubs. Sigurdsson had been on Everton's radar for over a year and the Merseysiders reportedly had two bids previously knocked back by Swansea. ...Full Story »

Napoli beat Nice in UCL playoff first leg; Celtic thrash Astana, Sevilla win

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by ESPN191 hits

Goals from Dries Mertens and Jorginho were enough to earn Napoli a 2-0 win against Nice in their Champions League qualifying play-off first leg. Mertens rounded Nice goalkeeper Yoann Cardinale after racing on to a ball over the top to fire into an empty net in the 13th minute. And Christophe Jallet then fouled Belgium international Mertens in the 70th minute to concede a penalty, which Jorgi...Full Story »

No goals at Moss Rose between Macclesfield and Bromley

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA49 hits

Macclesfield and Bromley both remained unbeaten three games into the season after a fairly mundane 0-0 draw at Moss Rose. The home side were disappointed not to go in front in the first 15 minutes when Koby Arthur's shot was saved by David Gregory.At the other end, Brett Williams nearly broke the deadlock with a deflected shot that was tipped over by Shwan Jalal.In the second half, affairs rema...Full Story »

Lewis Grabban clips Canaries' wings with match-winning brace for Black Cats

Posted Sunday, August 13, 2017 by PA48 hits

Lewis Grabban came back to haunt his former club as Sunderland came away from Norwich with three points from an excellent 3-1 win.The on-loan Bournemouth striker scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help the visitors to their first Sky Bet Championship success of the season.Grabban also scored a late own goal to provide some consolation for Norwich, who deserved bet...Full Story »

Norwich welcome back Steven Naismith for Sunderland clash

Posted Sunday, August 13, 2017 by PA83 hits

Norwich will have Scotland forward Steven Naismith available again following suspension for the visit of Sunderland on Sunday.Naismith has now served out a three-match ban following his red card in the Canaries' 3-3 draw against Leeds at the end of last season.Cameron Jerome could lead the attack again having scored in the midweek Carabao Cup win over Swindon, with Portuguese frontman Nelson Ol...Full Story »

Hibs fight back to claim victory over Rangers in fiery clash at Ibrox

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA25 hits

Hibernian came from behind to beat 10-man Rangers 3-2 in a pulsating but at times ill-tempered Ladbrokes Premiership clash at Ibrox.It was first meeting between the two clubs since the 2016 William Hill Scottish Cup final where David Gray scored a stoppage-time winner to give Hibs victory by the same scoreline, before a pitch invasion led to clashes and several arrests, and there was no little ...Full Story »

Ryan Tunnicliffe set to roar for Lions

Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by PA56 hits

Millwall midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe could make his Lions debut when they welcome Ipswich to the Den on Tuesday night.The former Manchester United and Fulham player, who had a spell on loan with the Tractor Boys earlier in his career, is yet to turn out for Neil Harris' side since joining last month.Jake Cooper could come back into the side having been on the bench for the 1-1 draw with Bolton ...Full Story »

Lincoln left to rue missed chances as they claim a draw at Sincil Bank

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA21 hits

Wasteful Lincoln were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Morecambe in their first home match back in the Football League.The Imps largely dominated the first half with Jordan Maguire-Drew and Nathan Arnold forcing veteran keeper Barry Roche into stunning saves while Matt Green dragged a good chance wide of the far post.However, the Shrimps also threatened with only a last-ditch clearance f...Full Story »

Tom Parkes gives Carlisle a boost ahead of Cambridge clash

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA25 hits

Carlisle have been short on numbers but were buoyed in midweek by the performance of defender Tom Parkes.The summer signing played all 120 minutes of the Carabao Cup win at Fleetwood despite being doubtful after limping off in last week's loss at Swindon.Shamal George, the 19-year-old goalkeeper on loan from Liverpool, is back in contention after returning from an England training camp.Midfield...Full Story »

Oxford defender Charlie Raglan to miss Portsmouth clash with ankle injury

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA25 hits

Oxford enter their home Sky Bet League One match against Portsmouth without centre-back Charlie Raglan.Raglan suffered an ankle injury in training last week that was originally thought to be minor, only for a scan to reveal extensive ligament damage that rules him out until November.New signing Ivo Pekalski comes into contention after completing his signing for the club.The Sweden midfielder ha...Full Story »

Northampton without suspended Leon Barnett for Fleetwood clash

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA35 hits

Northampton will be without defender Leon Barnett for Saturday's Sky Bet League One home clash with Fleetwood.Barnett serves a one-match suspension following his red card in the 1-0 Carabao Cup loss at QPR on Tuesday.Boss Justin Edinburgh is hopeful Daniel Powell, who missed Tuesday's game with a hamstring problem, will be available.Brendan Moloney (hamstring) and Shaun McWilliams (ankle) could...Full Story »

Gillingham boss Ady Pennock to recall senior players for Bradford clash

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA17 hits

Gillingham boss Ady Pennock is expected to recall his senior men for the visit of Bradford.Lee Martin, Gabriel Zakuani, Mark Byrne and Billy Bingham were all rested for the midweek Carabao Cup first-round defeat at Reading, where Ben Chapman made his Gills debut and striker Greg Cundle had a first start.Forward Conor Wilkinson could be another in contention on Saturday after his ankle problem h...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers forward Tom Nichols could face former club Peterborough

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA22 hits

Tom Nichols could line up against his old club Peterborough in Bristol Rovers' first Sky Bet League One home game of the season.Striker Nichols joined Rovers last month after scoring 14 goals for Posh in the 2016-17 campaign.Rovers boss Darrell Clarke kept changes to a minimum for the 4-1 Carabao Cup victory against Cambridge in midweek and will be seeking to keep momentum going.Daniel Leadbitt...Full Story »

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