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Southampton beat Bristol City 2-0 with the help of a beautiful Gaston Ramirez volley in the first half.

Gaston Ramirez has not make a Premier League start this season but has showed flashes of good play in Cup matches. Pochettino chose to change all 11 players from the weekend's match at Liverpool as he gave the backups a chance to show what they've got. The other goal came from Jos Hooiveld in the 83rd minute as Southampton put the game away.
Source: Express
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 08:54:00 PM

Roy Hodgson confirms Daniel Sturridge is suffering from a "minor [calf] injury" which is not expected to affect his chances of appearing at this summers’ European Championships.

The rumour mill has been on full tilt this week suggesting Sturridge would miss out on a place at Euro 2016. The 26-year-old has failed to train since arriving at camp, but Hodgson remains hopeful he can overcome this latest setback and prove his fitness in training on Monday: "I have no indication the seriousness of the injury is such, (that) it is putting his chances in jeopardy at all." If injury was to rule Sturridge out, then the Three Lions would turn to man-of-the-moment Marcus Rashford whose remarkable rise from anonymity was capped on Friday with a goal on his England senior debut after only three-minutes.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
May 28 - 7:11 AM

The Marcus Rashford fairy tale continued on Friday with the Manchester United youth product starting and scoring for England against Australia in a Euro tune-up.

Rashford's rise has been almost as out of nowhere as that of Leicester City and the party looks like it may continue into the summer. With Daniel Sturridge (injury) and Jamie Vardy (wedding) unavailable, Rashford started against Australia on Friday and it was a mere three minutes before he was on the scoresheet. Teammate Wayne Rooney came on at halftime for Jack Wilshere and made it two for the United duo as they look to push England beyond their traditional quarter final exit in big tournaments.
Source: espnfc.com
May 27 - 4:04 PM

The inevitable has finally become reality as Manchester United have named Jose Mourinho manager on a three year deal.

Mourinho and United have been linked since almost the moment he was dismissed from Chelsea. Louis Van Gaal's struggles with the media and style of play left supporters wanting a change. Mourinho is a controversial choice as a Van Gaal disciple and a conservative manager when it comes to the attacking football supporters crave. It will be a fascinating marriage and the renewal of his rivalry with Pep Guardiola will surely make for huge headlines.
May 27 - 6:35 AM

Despite rumors linking him with Real Madrid, Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois said he expects to be at Chelsea next season.

The keeper is on on international duty with Belgium expected to shine at this summer's European championships in France, but he confirmed that he sees himself at Chelsea when he gets back with Antonio Conte set to take over from Guus Hiddink in July: "I am at Chelsea. We are going to have a new coach and I have three years left on my contract. If nothing major happens I will stay at Chelsea. I know that in football things happen fast, but in theory my next season is with Chelsea."
May 27 - 2:06 PM

Wales are taking no risks with Joe Allen and will handle the 26-year-old in kid gloves throughout the build up to Euro 2016 as the Liverpool midfielder recovers from a minor injury.

Allen picked up a slight knee problem towards the end of the domestic campaign and Chris Coleman is not prepared to jeopardise the availability of his key playmaker ahead of the tournament opener against Slovakia on June 11. Allen has trained away from the main group in Portugal, but the former Swansea star is expected to re-join full sessions very soon. Wales have already lost Tom Bradshaw and Adam Henley to injury this week while Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has been called up as a precaution with Danny Ward struggling to shake off a knee issue.
Source: Wales Online
May 27 - 11:23 AM

Roy Hodgson insists the fitness of Gary Cahill is not an issue despite the Chelsea defender struggling due to an ongoing hip problem.

The 30-year-old is one of only three centre-halves expected to be included in the 23-man Euro squad and in spite of John Stones’ lack of international experience, the Three Lions manager is not tempted to take anyone else alongside Chris Smalling. Cahill was a doubt for last weekends’ friendly with Turkey but had an injection prior the game. Even though he came through 90 minutes, Cahill was slightly hampered and a decision was taken on Monday for another jab which would help clear the problem. "I decided with physio Gary Lewin and the doctor that this was the best thing to do," Roy Hodgson said. "He’s played a lot of football and it was very unlikely one player would play in all three preparation games from the beginning."
Source: The Mirror
May 27 - 11:48 AM

Reports in the Guardian indicate that Jose Mourinho would like to recruit Willian to Manchester United and that the player is very much interested.

The issue here is that Chelsea would have to be interested in the move as Willian isn't close enough to the end of his contract to force a cut-rate move. The price is estimated to be in the £60m neighborhood. Manchester United have a ton of money but that's a pretty expensive neighborhood given that there will still be a lot of other work to do in defense, holding midfield and at forward. Perhaps Chelsea sees it as a way to fund Antonio Conte's preferred players without running afoul of FFP but it's hard to see the Blues giving up their best player from last season for a manager with whom they've had a falling out.
May 27 - 8:39 AM

Sadio Mane has been linked around the Premier League already this summer and now Liverpool are added to the list after Mario Gotze has apparently spurned their advances.

Liverpool are clearly in the market for a wide attacker at or near the prime of his career. The obvious link to Gotze, who played for Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund, has been there since Klopp took the job but apparently the player is not interested. That leaves the Reds to look for alternatives and the name mooted today is Mane. Southampton, as is their MO, will presumably want a significant profit on the player and there is rumored to be competition from Manchester United and Arsenal for the player's signature. File this under "could happen" but certainly not a no-brainer.
May 27 - 8:44 AM

With Dani Alves apparently off to Juventus, the logical link is made to Barcelona trying to reacquire Hector Bellerin who left their youth system for Arsenal.

Bellerin has quickly gone from surprise starter half-way through last season to the best right back in the Premier League over the course of the 2015-16 season. His rapid ascent has fueled speculation that his boyhood team, Barcelona, might come calling in the same way they did with Cesc Fabregas after he'd established himself with the Gunners. Bellerin has recently stated that he's happy in London and considers it his long term home but you can't write off the pull of the Spanish champions, especially for a player who came up through their system.
May 27 - 8:48 AM

Georginio Wijnaldum looks to be in demand given his performances and the fact that Newcastle have been relegated. Roma and West Ham have been linked so far.

It's hard to know what assurances Rafa Benitez sought from Mike Ashley before agreeing to stay on as Newcastle manager in the Championship next season. One thing he might reasonably have demanded is that a couple key contributors be retained despite the high cost of doing so on Championship revenue. Georginio Wijnaldum was one of the Magpies' stronger attacking contributors last season and would certainly be high on Rafa's "Keep" list. He could also bring a pretty return from suitors looking to upgrade their midfield. Adding Wijnaldum to Payet, Lanzini, and Antonio would make for a potentially fearsome group at the Olympic Stadium.
May 27 - 8:53 AM

Crystal Palace has emerged as the favorite to land Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason in the summer transfer window.

Rumors have been swirling about the 24-year-old's future at the club despite signing a five-year contract last year. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is known to be keen on a move for the 24-year-old, with reports saying the Eagles are interested in making a £4million bid while Spurs value Mason at around £8million. With the emergence of Dele Alli, Moussa Dembele, and Eric Dier, Mason started only seven Premier League games this season, just two coming after the New Year. But it remains to be seen whether the English international wants to force a departure with Spurs in Champions League next season.
May 26 - 7:29 PM





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