Thursday, July 10, 2014

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The Italian defender will take over Javier Zanetti's armband in the new season, while Nemanja Vidic will be given time to adapt to an initial three-man defensive system

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The Netherlands boss will take over at Old Trafford after the World Cup third-place playoff with Brazil and the Welshman is looking forward to the manager's arrival

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Brendan Rodgers' side are set to finalise deals for the trio in the coming days as he looks to add to the signings of Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert

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The former midfielder is confident the additions of the Barcelona forward and Newcastle full-back will boost Arsenal's bid for a first Premier League title since 2004

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The Dutchman will start life at Old Trafford next week and will have just days to further mull over transfer targets and squad composition before flying to the United States

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The goalkeeper has been linked with a return to France with Paris Saint-German and Monaco, but has shown his confidence in the club's ambition

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COMMENT: Netherlands lost their World Cup semi-final against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday - but they overachieved in Brazil

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The Aston Villa stopper was left distraught after his saved spot-kick contributed to Netherlands penalty-shootout defeat to Argentina in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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After a gruelling, cagey 120 minutes of football Alejandro Sabella's men booked their spot in the World Cup final against Germany with Sergio Romero providing the heroics in goal

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The 27-year-old Slovenia international arrives in Verona on a one-year loan deal from Serie A rivals AC Milan

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As the Gunners finalise a €40m move for the Barcelona star, Arsene Wenger wants a second marquee forward signing and is exploring the possibility of capturing the Brazil schemer

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EXCLUSIVE: The Tottenham keeper has offered some advice to Netherlands on how to stop the Argentina captain from exploiting them in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final

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The Galatasaray playmaker has described the Argentina star as a "crazy champion" but argued that his Oranje team-mate is just as important to Louis van Gaal's side

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The 19-year-old says he is delighted to be joining the club and hopes to emulate his hero Frank Lampard, who left the London outfit at the end of the season

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Louis van Gaal's side splashed out €38 million to sign the 18-year-old left-back from Southampton but the former France defender believes he will prove a sound investment

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The defender has faced stern criticism following the 7-1 World Cup semi-final loss to Germany, but the Chelsea manager feels it is wrong to single one player out

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The prolific Poland international believes that he has a better chance of both improving as a player and winning trophies at the Allianz Arena

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The ex-Real Madrid attacker is eagerly anticipating the match between Argentina and Netherlands and feels the Barcelona star could struggle to make an impact