Saturday 26 July 2014

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Goal's weekly column looks at how the Cote d'Ivoire striker's winning mentality was a key factor in his move to the Blues following the departures of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole

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The Wales international enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season after his manager restored the belief and confidence that had been stripped of him by injuries

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The Premier League giants defeated LA Galaxy 7-0 in the Dutchman's first game but the midfielder is keen to reign in expectations ahead of the upcoming 2014-15 season

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Goal assesses how the Spurs' summer recruitment drive could affect their starting XI in the final installment of our new series looking at the Premier League's top six sides

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A few eyebrows may be raised at Arsene Wenger's willingness to spend so big on the 19-year-old but he offers technical ability, athleticism and versatility beyond his years

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The Milan chief has reiterated his desire to keep the striker at San Siro next season, despite rumours linking him with a move away from Italy

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The striker hopes to lead the team on the field under Louis van Gaal but insists he will respect any decision the new manager makes as he looks to stamp his mark at the club

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The left-back became the best-paid teenager in football after joining Manchester United in a £30 million deal, and the Portuguese suggests the sums would have disrupted his squad

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The new €32 million signing is now expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks after damaging ligaments in training, ruling him out of a return to former side Southampton

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The Brazil goalkeeper has been on loan at the MLS side since February, making seven appearances as the Canadian outfit recorded a best ever start to the season

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The Netherlands international failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge, appearing just eight times for their first team and has signed a four-year deal with the Black Cats

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The 24-year-old, who scored 11 league goals on loan at Pacos de Ferreira last term, failed to cement a regular place at Manchester United following his €9.3 million arrival in 2010

Friday 25 July 2014

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Harry Redknapp had claimed that the west London club were struggling to agree personal terms for the Iceland forward but his representative says they have not met for five weeks

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The Black Cats have been trying to broker a deal for Marcos Alonso but have now turned their attentions to the 23-year-old, who remains on the fringes at Stamford Bridge

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The Red Devils and Tottenham are both tracking the 20-year-old winger after he scored two goals for Netherlands at the World Cup but the coach has advised him to stay at PSV

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The Reds skipper has one year left on his current contract but, after retiring from international football on Monday, reports suggest that the midfielder will renew until 2016

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The Spaniard insists that he is not looking to recruit his compatriot and also refused to confirm if he would try to sign Pepe Reina from Liverpool on a permanent deal