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The Daily Mirror are reporting that Tottenham have "reached an agreement in principle" with Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa.

The report suggests that there is some final haggling to be done over the fee, but if the Mirror are right then the 31-year old will cost Spurs less than £9million, which despite his age still appears to be excellent value for a proven world-class goalscorer. If a deal for Villa happens then we could see Emmanuel Adebayor leave the club, with Besiktas keen on a deal.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 07:09:00 AM

Manchester City midfielder Fernando believes Premier League leaders Chelsea will eventually slip.

Chelsea have been unstoppable in the Premier League this season with the additions of this past summer, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, leading the way. Fernando believes that despite the improvements, Chelsea will eventually slip, opening the door for Manchester City to make a run at the title. The problem is less with Chelsea slipping and more with City, who have not been as good this year as they were last season. They will need Yaya Toure to return to form and Sergio Aguero to stay healthy if they're to make a run at the title.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 20 - 7:59 PM

Jay Rodriguez has suffered a small setback in his recovery from an ACL tear and had to undergo a second operation.

The Southampton forward went through a fairly routine second operation to aid his rehab following ACL reconstruction. He had initially hoped to return in December but the operation now delays his return to the new year, likely sometime in January. This is concerning for Southampton fans but ACL surgeries have gone a long ways and Rodriguez has a great chance of recovery. He has been out since April 5th.
Source: DailyEcho
Nov 20 - 8:05 PM

Liverpool are rumored to be interested in Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.

Liverpool bought half of Southampton's roster last summer but apparently it wasn't enough. The club are now interested in Nathaniel Clyne, who recently made his England debut and has been simply fantastic this whole season. If history is any indication, Southampton will likely be willing to sell Clyne for the right fee. We would assume his value decreases in the case of a transfer as Liverpool's defense doesn't seem anywhere close to Southampton's at the moment.
Source: DailyEcho
Nov 20 - 8:13 PM

Leicester defender Matt Upson is nearing full fitness and could return to action next week.

The defender has been sidelined with an ankle injury for an extended period of time but is finally training with the Foxes. We are not yet sure who Upson will replace in Leicester's defense but he will likely be given a go considering how leaky the defense has been lately. We don't consider him a good fantasy option for the time being.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 20 - 8:18 PM

Former Manchester United forward may not be fit to face his former team on Saturday after being substituted against Scotland on Tuesday.

Danny Welbeck was substituted off in the 66th minute against Scotland with stiffness in his hamstring. His status for Saturday against Manchester United is not yet clear. With Olivier Giroud potentially available, Arsene Wenger will have to decide which forward is closer to full fitness as he selects his starting eleven against their old nemesis. Both clubs will be without key players due to injury with Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, and Mesut Ozil definitely out and a raft of others questionable including Welbeck, Luke Shaw, Falcao and just about everyone in United's defense.
Nov 20 - 11:53 AM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Olivier Giroud will be available this weekend against Manchester United, three to four weeks ahead of schedule.

The France international has been out for three months with a fractured leg suffered scoring the tying goal against Everton early in the season. His manager indicated that he will be available for the match this weekend but did not indicate whether Giroud would be ready to start or not. It seems most likely that Giroud will take a place on the bench and come in as a late-match substitute this week before contending for a starting spot in the weeks to come.
Nov 20 - 11:22 AM

Arsenal holding midfielder Mikel Arteta will be available for the Week 12 match-up with Manchester United according to Arsene Wenger.

There is "available" and there is available and it isn't clear exactly what Wenger meant when he said that the Spaniard would be available this weekend. Arteta has returned to training and could play a part but the equivocating words used by Wenger doesn't give a great deal of confidence that the player is ready to start against the Red Devils. The next question assuming that Arteta might be available is whether that's a good thing given the mediocre play that Arsenal have gotten from he and Flamini in that spot this season. Wenger might be better served if circumstances forced him to start Jack Wilshere in that spot after a solid outing against Scotland on Tuesday.
Nov 20 - 11:30 AM

Arsene Wenger indicated today that Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy are about three weeks away from full group training.

With the jam-packed holiday period getting ready to start, Koscielny and Debuchy can't return soon enough for Arsenal. The frailties of Nacho Monreal deputizing as a center back and Calum Chambers doing the same at right back were pointed out in the club's come-from-ahead 2-1 loss to Swansea in Week 11. If Arsenal are to mount a significant challenge for a top four spot and get past the group stage of the Champions League then their first choice defenders are likely going to have to return to full match readiness before the fixture list starts to get bogged down in December. The schedule Wenger laid out indicates that this is possible but only just. Any setbacks will mean Arsenal playing a series of league matches with less than a full strength defense.
Nov 20 - 11:34 AM

England manager Roy Hodgson gave Manchester United fans hope that full-back Luke Shaw will be available to face Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday by confirming his withdrawal against Scotland on Tuesday was precautionary.

Shaw appeared to be in some discomfort following a heavy first half challenge but following his on-pitch assessment the United defender was able to play-on. Discussions continued through half-time and Shaw was able to play 66 minutes before he was replaced by Kieron Gibbs. Post-match Hodgson did confirm he was replaced – along with Danny Welbeck – to protect the player ahead of this weekend although what will concern supporters is that the "muscular tightness" was affecting the same hamstring which hampered his pre-season training. Luke Shaw will be assessed further at Carrington over the next 24/48 hours.
Nov 19 - 11:45 AM

Louis van Gaal will be hoping the next few days prove to be very kind following the news that two more Manchester United players were added to their current injury list. Angel di Maria and Luke Shaw become the latest casualties joining Danny Blind, David de Gea and Michael Carrick as those picking up problems while with their national team.

Angel di Maria was on the receiving end of a rash Nani challenge when Argentina met Portugal at Old Trafford but despite the winger continuing for almost an hour afterwards di Maria was sent for a precautionary X-Ray following his withdrawal. Fortunately the tests revealed nothing more sinister than a minor cut and slight swelling which will be assessed before the game against Arsenal while Luke Shaw [hamstring] will also be checked over. The United full-back felt a stiffness in his thigh against Scotland and was replaced as a precaution midway through the second half.
Nov 19 - 11:27 AM

Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair has hinted he could leave the club in January if he remains without first-team football.

Sinclair has made just three starts in two years with City following his £6.2million move from Swansea in August 2012 and last season's loan spell at West Brom wasn't much better. The 25-year-old has had to settle for a place on the bench at best this season and it would seem better for all parties if the player was allowed to leave in January.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 19 - 10:58 AM





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