Patrick Vieira is ‘ready’ for the Arsenal job and would be perfect replacement for Unai Emery, talkSPORT told

14 Nov

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is ‘ready’ to take the step up and take over as manager at the Emirates Stadium. That’s according to French football expert Julien Laurens, who has told talkSPORT the Invincibles hero would be a perfect replacement for Unai Emery. Emery is under pressure in the Gunners hotseat after a run of […]

Juventus defender Danilo says in England ‘the weather is cold and so are the people’ following Man City departure

14 Nov

Danilo delivered a stinging criticism of life in England following his two-season spell at Manchester City. The 28-year-old defender won five trophies, including two Premier League titles, with City but that did not lift his overall outlook on his time at the Etihad. He left Manchester for Juventus in the summer as part of Joao […]

DeAndre Yedlin defends Steve Bruce and hits out at Newcastle’s critics who ‘want this club to fail’

14 Nov

Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yeldin has lashed out at critics who ‘want this club to fail’ in an impassioned rant. The former Tottenham Hotspur capped his 101st appearance for the Magpies by scoring the equaliser against Bournemouth last Saturday. Newcastle went on to win the game, their fourth victory of the season, to lift them […]

Jordan Henderson admits Luis Suarez gave him a hard time when he joined Liverpool and says: ‘I was ready to kill him’

14 Nov

Jordan Henderson has joked he was ‘ready to kill’ Luis Suarez shortly after he joined Liverpool. The England midfielder arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2011, costing £20million from Sunderland. Suarez had completed a move from Ajax six months earlier and had quickly become a key player for the Reds. Henderson found his early […]

Jurgen Klopp jokes Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Liverpool would not have happened because of Manchester United connection

14 Nov

Jurgen Klopp has admitted he may have considered signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic had he not played for bitter rivals Manchester United. The Liverpool boss was speaking about a hypothetical transfer after the 38-year-old said his goodbyes to LA Galaxy. In just 53 MLS games, the striker scored 52 goals and recorded 17 assists and the former […]

Chelsea fines under Frank Lampard are strict but Callum Hudson-Odoi says says players have no problem sticking to them

14 Nov

Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted Frank Lampard’s fines for Chelsea’s first-team players are strict, but the squad has no problem with them. The sanctions issued to stars who fail to adhere to the club’s policies, include £20,000 for being late to training, while failure to arrive on time for a team meeting will result in a […]

‘Arsenal fans are desperately finding things to cling onto’ – Danny Murphy and Adrian Durham on overreacting Gooners

14 Nov

Danny Murphy believes Arsenal fans are so extreme in their support of the club because they are ‘desperately finding things to cling onto’. The Gunners’ avid supporters have shared the spotlight with their under-performing team this season after a roller coaster start to the new campaign under Unai Emery. From boasting they had ‘won the […]

David O’Leary at centre of Arsenal boardroom row as Raul Sanllehi opposes club legend’s appointment as football consultant

14 Nov

Senior Arsenal figures are reportedly involved in a row over whether to appoint David O’Leary to the Premier League club’s board. O’Leary has been an ambassador for the north London club since 2014 and there are certain members of the hierarchy who want to induct the former Gunners captain to the board as a football […]

Manchester United lead the race to sign Erling Braut Haaland as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to reunite with teenage striker

14 Nov

Manchester United are reportedly front-runners in the race to sign highly-rated striker Erling Braut Haaland. The Red Bull Salzburg forward has scored 26 goals in just 18 appearances this season, including an incredible seven times in four Champions League matches. As well as United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona are known admirers of the Norway international. According to […]

Pep Guardiola will be disappointed Gareth Southgate dropped Raheem Sterling over Joe Gomez incident, says Man City legend Yaya Toure

14 Nov

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes Pep Guardiola will be ‘disappointed’ at how England manager Gareth Southgate dealt with Raheem Sterling. Sterling has been axed for his country’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro – which is LIVE on talkSPORT – after an altercation with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez at St George’s Park on Monday. […]

Man City write to referees’ chief Mike Riley over Michael Oliver and VAR decisions in 3-1 Premier League defeat to Liverpool

14 Nov

Manchester City have reportedly sent referees’ chief Mike Riley a letter raising concerns over Michael Oliver’s performance and VAR decisions in their defeat to Liverpool. City have contacted the managing director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) highlighting several alleged ‘inconsistencies’ from Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield. The first was the possible handball […]

‘Harry Kane would get into Liverpool’s team ahead of Roberto Firmino’, says Danny Murphy who tips striker to leave Tottenham

14 Nov

Danny Murphy believes next summer may be the time for Harry Kane to leave Tottenham, saying he would go straight into Liverpool’s side ahead of Roberto Firmino. Kane has been fiercely loyal to his boyhood team having been constantly linked with other clubs over the past few seasons. But if Spurs fail to turnaround their […]

Former Newcastle and Colombia striker Faustino Asprilla stopped a HITMAN from killing Paraguay goalkeeper in 1997

13 Nov

Former Colombia international Faustino Asprilla has revealed he had to stop a HITMAN from killing Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert after an altercation during a World Cup qualifying match. Asprilla, who represented Parma and Newcastle United in the 1990’s, claimed the gunman called his hotel room after both he and Chilavert sent off in a […]

Chelsea starlet Fikayo Tomori should partner Harry Maguire at centre-back for England, claims Danny Murphy on talkSPORT

13 Nov

Danny Murphy believes uncapped Fikayo Tomori should be one of England’s first-choice centre-backs after his stunning start for Chelsea this season. The 21-year-old has not even played for the Three Lions’ senior side yet, but could make his debut this week in Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo. Tomori has been hugely impressive for […]

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata says Chelsea teammates drove him ‘crazy’ during tough Premier League spell

13 Nov

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that his loan spell at Chelsea drove him ‘crazy’, claiming his own teammates even doubted his ability. The 27-year-old endured a frustrating 18-month spell in the Premier League, during which he struggled for form and fitness, prior to sealing a move to Spain in January this year. “I’m […]

Liverpool fan Sean Cox meets Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson in emotional return to Anfield for Manchester City triumph

13 Nov

Sean Cox returned to Anfield for the first time since an assault left him with serious brain injuries outside the stadium. Mr Cox had travelled over from Ireland with his brother, Martin, to attend a Champions League semi-final when they were attacked by Roma fans in April 2018. Simone Mastrelli, 30, pleaded guilty to unlawfully […]

Bernardo Silva banned: Manchester City star handed one-game suspension and £50,000 fine for Benjamin Mendy tweet

13 Nov

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been handed a one-game ban over a tweet he sent about team-mate Benjamin Mendy back in September. The Portuguese posted pictures of Mendy as a child alongside the mascot for Spanish confectionery firm Conguitos on September 22 – quickly deleting the post soon after. He was subsequently charged by […]

Liverpool injury news: Jurgen Klopp provides updates on Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson as he hails unbeaten start

13 Nov

Manager Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season was ‘pretty much impossible’ but insists he is still not getting carried away. Sunday’s 3-1 victory over champions Manchester City made it 34 points from a possible 36 to establish an eight-point gap over Leicester and Chelsea, with Pep Guardiola’s fourth-placed side a further point […]

‘Celtic were lucky to have Brendan Rodgers’ – Scott Brown unsurprised by Leicester’s success since manager’s appointment

13 Nov

Celtic captain Scott Brown has told talkSPORT the Scottish champions were ‘lucky’ to have Brendan Rodgers as their manager, and he’s not at all surprised by his instant success at Leicester City. Rodgers left the Glasgow giants in February after two-and-a-half seasons in charge to return to the Premier League, and has since worked wonders […]

Liverpool hero John Aldridge accuses Man City of ‘acting like spoilt kids’ and mocks Etihad atmosphere

13 Nov

Liverpool legend John Aldridge accused Manchester City of ‘acting like spoilt kids’ after their titanic Premier League clash on Sunday. The former Reds striker did, however, sympathise with Pep Guardiola and insisted the Etihad is ‘like a concrete jungle’ and has no atmosphere. Sunday’s 3-1 victory over champions City made it 34 points from a […]

Troy Parrott: Tottenham youngster set to earn first Republic of Ireland senior cap in New Zealand friendly

13 Nov

Tottenham’s teenage striker Troy Parrott will earn his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland in Thursday night’s friendly against New Zealand, manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed. The 17-year-old will be handed his maiden start at the Aviva Stadium, in a side which will will also include Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne and Celtic […]