Nemanja Matic poised to re-sign for Chelsea in a £20million move.
More to follow………..
Hull City have confirmed a deal for Jelavic and have agreed a fee with West Brom for Shane Long.
3:35pm – Diego Maradona has said that he would ‘one-day’ like to manage Napoli.
1:57pm – Andros Townsend considers Roy Hodgson’s comment a compliment
1:06pm – Wenger says Cazorla, Ozil and Sagna all fit to play this weekend
11:58am – Viktor Fayzulin wants out of Zenit St Petersburg
11:47am – Adil Rami is set to complete his move to AC Milan on loan when the transfer window opens in January. He will train with the club up until then.
10:42am – Roberto Martinez admits calm over Baines. Martinez says that speculation on his future is inevitable
9:26am – Jose Mourinho has said he will help the FA on their comission
The news that currently surround Chelsea and Mourinho is the continued absence of Belgium young-gun Kevin De Bruyne, with the question being asked, why his sudden omission from the first team.
De Bruyne had a great season, personally, on-loan at Werder Bremen scoring 10 goals over the course of the Bundesliga season. Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, many thought he would be farmed out on loan for yet another another season. Considering Chelsea brought in Andre Schurrle, and already had on their books, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Victor Moses and Marko Marin (albeit he went on loan to Sevilla).
So while the media have been heavily reporting on De Bruyne’s lack of action for Chelsea,and his supposed bust-up with the special one, the whole issue of Juan Mata not playing has quietly gone away. Mata may well have found favour with Mourinho after his last few appearances and will now hopefully find the form that made him one of the top performers in the Premier League last year. This may well be a reason for a lack of game time for De Bruyne of late. Whilst reports would have you believe he has been training away from the first team, De Bruyne has moved to disparage those reports and say that actually he is not bothered by things and will just keep working hard to get back into the first team.
Surely though there is only so much time he can be content with being a squad player considering it is a World Cup year and Belgium have just qualified for Brazil. It may well come to the point where De Bruyne pushes for a loan move in January, but we will have to wait and see on that one.
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5:30 – Marc Andre ter Stegen to sign for Barcelona at the end of the season, as Victor Valdes agrees to sign for AS Monaco
2:41pm – rumours doing the rounds at the moment are that Wayne Rooney has rejected a new contract with Manchester United
12:47pm – Newcastle are interested in Micah Richards
12:47pm – Burut Yilmaz says he would be open to a move to Chelsea.
10:15am – Fernando Torres claims he needs to score more goals for Chelsea
9:30am – Joey Barton says that England’s golden generation wasn’t actually that golden, that Sir Alex Fergsuon was a good manager, but not a good coach
1:43 – England announce squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, view the full squad HERE
12:32 – Already playing catch-up in La Liga, Real Madrid are looking to sign Luis Suarez in January
11:00am – Marco Reus to leave Borussia Dortmund? Is Reus on his way to Arsenal or Manchester City?
10:50am – Angel Di Maria scored twice for Real Madrid last night, as he stared alongside Ronaldo in Real’s win. He really is staking a claim for a regular place whilst Bale is out injured.
9:53am – Everton unveil their new club crest, following a fan protest against the change this past summer
8:43am – FC Seoul reached the AFC Champions League final and will face Guangzhou Evergrande. The first leg will be played on the October 26, whilst the second leg takes place on November 9.
1:00pm – Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, has today claimed that Manchester City made a bid of £29 million for Edinson Cavani. He eventually moved to PSG
9:45am – Roberto Mancini confirmed as new Galatasaray boss
9:15am – Jose Mourinho walked out on the pre-match press conference for the Champions League tie against Steau Bucharest, following a question about a his Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The Sun had reported that De Bruyne had been dropped to the under 21 squad, as Mourinho was unhappy with his performances for the team. De Bruyne had a successful spell at Werder Bremen last season scoring 10 League goals. He has however struggled to this season to adapt to the rigors of the Premier League.