England

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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The Liverpool midfielder could be reunited with former Anfield boss Rafa Benitez in Italy following the summer arrival of Emre Can on Merseyside from Bayer Leverkusen

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The club's assistant during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Aitor Karanka, has slammed suggestions that the Portuguese was loathed within the dressing room

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The Blues boss says he is looking forward to going head-to-head with the Dutchman in the Premier League and is backing him to do a good job at Old Trafford

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The England international admitted to being nervous before pulling on the famous jersey for the first time as he made his debut for the Reds after his move from Southampton

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The Belgium international is expected to meet up with the Blues for pre-season training soon, after his World Cup exploits, and is not expected to go out on loan again

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The Red Devils' chief executive is backing the Dutchman to deliver football which will excite the clubs' fans and says he has already made an impact at Old Trafford

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The Bianconeri director insists that the Italian champions want to hold onto their stars but, with Manchester United keen to sign the Chilean, a massive offer would be assessed

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COMMENT: There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet

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The 23-year-old made an impact while on loan at the Stadium of Light last season and the Black Cats boss is optimistic that he can persuade him to leave the Reds permanently

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The Gunners manager admits that he "cannot guarantee" that his club captain will stay at Emirates Stadium but intends to sign a replacement should the Belgian be sold

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The Dutchman has already stamped his mark in Manchester with new pitches and floodlights set to be installed but has gone one further by setting up a system of cameras

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The former midfielder believes the number of foreign players in Premier League academies has been damaging to the development of the Three Lions national team

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The Arsenal manager is "not deeply concerned" by photos of the midfielder but says that he will speak to the England star about the incident to find out exactly what happened

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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After taking the lead early on, Mauricio Pochettino’s men fell behind twice but were awarded two penalties in the opening fixture of their pre-season tour

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With the club bringing in over £100 million worth of talent last year, the new manager is keen to reign in the purchase of new players as he looks to implement his philosophy

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The midfielder, signed from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer as part of Brendan Rodgers' summer recruitment drive, appeared to strain his calf during the match at Deepdale

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The Gunners are interested in Colombia and Nice goalkeeper David Ospina and the Frenchman says the club will sign a stopper "for sure" during the summer transfer window

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The 21-year-old featured in the Reds' 2-1 win over Preston on Saturday, but his manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the player will spend the season with the Baggies

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Plenty of young talents and new signings were on show as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool kept up their preparations for the new season against English clubs on Saturday