TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Europe’s big 5 in talks with Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Ramsey is in talks with five of Europe’s biggest clubs about a move away from Arsenal, it has been claimed.BBC Sport says starting from January 1, the opening of the transfer window, Ramsey is able to negotiate and sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides.The Welshman is considering moves to PSG, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Bayern Munich.Over the past week speculation over Ramsey’s future destination has stepped up, with Juventus being the current most likely club to acquire his services. The 28-year-old is reportedly ‘increasingly tempted’ by a move to Turin and the Italian champions.
Chelsea boss Sarri: Willian and Hudson-Odoi must stayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Willian must stay after he proved the matchwinner against Newcastle.Willian is being linked with Barcelona.But Sarri says: “Willian, for us, is a very important player. As I said yesterday in the press conference, in my opinion he has to stay with us. He’s very important player, like Pedro.”Hudson-Odoi is becoming a very important player so with Eden like a striker today, we need wingers, so we need Pedro, Hudson-Odoi and Willian, of course. At this moment he’s a fundamental player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Donnarumma insists AC Milan players behind coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma insists the players are behind coach Marco Giampaolo.Milan threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Torino on Thursday night.“It’s a defeat that burns. It’s a dark day and I struggled to sleep last night,” Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia.“Yesterday I saw the team give everything, I’m sorry for everyone, the fans included. We have to follow the Coach because we’re working well and we have great ideas on how to play. We must follow him.“Giampaolo’s a great Coach. I’m sorry because yesterday we had a great game and we didn’t deserve to lose.“We’re all with him. It’s normal to struggle a bit at the start with new ideas and new players, but we should continue to follow him. We’re all with him.“After the first goal, we fell apart. We need to improve on this. If we’d remained compact, we would’ve been able to take the win home.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Robertson wants ‘complete performance’ from Liverpool against Leicesterby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool full back Andy Robertson wants to see his side give the perfect performance at the weekend.The Reds are facing off against high flying an in form Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.And Robertson believes that the Reds, who have a 100 percent record in the league so far, need to prove their title credentials against a tough opponent.He also spoke about their recent 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.Robertson told reporters: “At three-nil up and you think you are going to be comfortable but we started probably doing things we shouldn’t have done, we let them back into the game and they are a good team. That’s why that happened.”Then when we went to 3-3 and to show the character we did was important. But we need to sort out that 50-minute period when we weren’t good enough.”We have had a lot of away games but so far, so good but we need to get better and that is the pressure we put on ourselves.”We have got results but today could have been different, Saturday could have been different so we need to look at that and we need to play better.”But when you don’t play well it is important to get results and that’s what we have done. We were very good first half but we need a complete performance and we need that on Saturday.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ibrahimovic slams Maldini: AC Milan are a disasterby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is sorry to see the state of former club AC Milan.The Swede slammed Paolo Maldini’s work as director.He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Milan are a disaster. They’re all talk and no action.“This is not the club everyone fell in love with, in Italy and all over the world. Perhaps there are too many wrong people who should be elsewhere.“Paolo Maldini doesn’t have what it takes to be a director, whereas in his playing career he was one of my all-time favourites.“In fairness, Maldini does have a difficult task, because it’s not easy to do well with limited resources.”
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Wisconsin entered the season as Big Ten West favorites, but after this afternoon’s game, things in that division have been thrown for a loop. The Iowa Hawkeyes pulled off an upset of the No. 19 Badgers in Madison, winning the Heartland Trophy for the first time since 2009. Wisconsin had a chance to take the lead, but Joel Stave fired incomplete on a 4th & 2, looking for tight end Troy Fumagalli on the play.Not the best throw here pic.twitter.com/bsIn9uOFBm— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) October 3, 2015He looked for a pass interference call, and there was some contact, but the refs held their flags, and Iowa was able to take a knee and win the game.The Heartland Trophy comes BACK to Iowa City! #IOWAvsWIS I’m done bragging now. pic.twitter.com/di1hbirdu1— Y2Jason Strasburg (@Strasconsin) October 3, 2015Iowa is 5-0 with the win, and a favorable schedule ahead. This year could be a big one for Kirk Ferentz and his Hawkeyes.
Vine/@GifdSportsCheck out the Tyrone Swoopes touchdown run which lifted Texas past Notre Dame, 50-47 in double-overtime.Texas and Notre Dame might be the game of the year, and we’re only in Week 1. The Longhorns just knocked off the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish, 50-47, in double-overtime. Senior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes provided the winning margin on a six-yard TD run.The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Swoopes lost out on the starting role to freshman Shane Buechele. He is still listed as a quarterback, but is more of a battering ram who has his own package of running plays.For the game, Swoopes rushed for 53 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Props to him for not getting discouraged with his limited role, and also for bringing it when he did get a chance to play.The Longhorns might be back, folks.
There will be no quick decision on the future of Matthijs de Ligt, with the Netherlands defender claiming he will go on holiday before finalising his next move.The Ajax captain has been heavily linked with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus in this transfer window and is one of the most coveted young players on the planet.Having led his club to a league and cup double, as well as starring for his national team as they reached the first-ever UEFA Nations League final, the centre-back is a man in demand. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Nonetheless, following the Oranje’s defeat to Portugal at the Estadio do Dragao, De Ligt claimed that the priority for him was some rest and recuperation in the off-season.“I don’t know,” De Ligt replied when asked what colour shirt he might be wearing next season, adding that a break will give him the space he needs to decide his future.”Now I am going on vacation and I just take a rest, relax and then I will see.”When you rest, you have enough time to think so that’s good.”The Netherlands were beaten 1-0 courtesy of a Goncalo Guedes goal, bringing a disappointing end to De Ligt’s season, which saw him earmarked as a future world-class talent.”I think in the beginning we didn’t expect to reach the final but we did, and if it is a final you want to win it,” he said.”I am not happy that we lost but proud that we came here.”The 19-year-old defender helped guide Ajax to the Champions League semi-final, scoring three goals in 17 games while topping Real Madrid and Juventus before falling to Tottenham in the penultimate round.He also made 33 appearances in Eredivisie play for Ajax, as the club won the league and the KNVB Cup.De Ligt has earned 16 caps for the Netherlands, scoring two goals during his senior international career.The most recent of those came in the Nations League semi-finals, when he recovered from conceding a penalty to help restore parity against England and pave the way for Ronald Koeman’s side to side a 3-1 extra-time success.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar acknowledged he is not a “perfect role model” nor a “superhero”.The Brazil international has spent almost two years with Paris Saint-Germain, but rumours of unhappiness, rocky relationships with team-mates and a lack of commitment have rarely been far away.More recently, the 27-year-old failed to report back for pre-season training earlier this month amid speculation he wants to return to Barcelona, while PSG sporting director Leonardo confirmed the forward was available for a transfer if the price is right. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Neymar further risked the wrath of PSG supporters on Saturday when highlighting Barca’s remarkable 2016-17 Champions League turnaround against his current employers as one of his two favourite football memories, though he showed a more vulnerable side at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five football tournament in Sao Paulo on Sunday.The former Barca man said: “I’m no superhero nor a perfect role model. I also have my bad moments, when I want to go home and hide, to stay with my friends and family.”I’m no superhero that handles all the pressure in the world, but I make an effort because I know what I’ve become, not only to my family and son, but for most of the children that are here.”I know I have a huge responsibility and I want to act in the best way possible. Always being honest, that is the most important thing.”Neymar missed Brazil’s successful Copa America campaign due to an ankle injury and he was especially gutted to be absent as that tournament had been his big goal for the year.”Being out of Copa America was so bad, I didn’t like it,” he added. “I don’t even like to stay out of training, so you can imagine [what it was like missing] Copa America.”That was so important to me and was my focus this year, but I cheered a lot for my colleagues and friends.”I was really happy to see them win, even more than if I was playing. Their happiness is mine also.”
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season is in the books. We have a new Coaches’ Poll for Week 10.Week 9 was a time for mass chaos in college football. Several ranked teams were knocked off by unranked opponents, causing a shakeup in the polls.As you might imagine, the Coaches’ Poll looks very different this week. Syracuse, Mississippi State, Utah State, Virginia, Fresno State and Houston all joined the top 25.Here’s the full top 25.RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTS1ST PLACE VOTESPREVCHANGEHI/LOW1Alabama8-01598621–1/12Clemson8-0153722–2/43Notre Dame8-0145803–3/114Louisiana State7-1140304–4/245Michigan7-1129505–5/225Georgia7-112950612/67Oklahoma7-111900815/118Ohio State7-110960912/99Central Florida7-0108201019/2310West Virginia6-199201226/2011Washington State7-1962015411/NR12Kentucky7-1932014212/NR13Penn State6-279101638/1614Florida6-2743011-311/NR15Texas6-272107-87/NR16Utah6-2620024816/NR17Houston7-13800NR1217/NR18Iowa6-2356018–18/NR19Washington6-3285013-66/1920Utah State7-12810NR720/NR21Mississippi State5-32260NR1114/NR22Virginia6-22070NR1122/NR23Fresno State7-11910NR823/NR24Syracuse6-21830NR2024/NR25Boston College6-21710NR–25/NRThe latest Associated Press Top 25 is set to be released this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.The first College Football Playoff rankings will be released in just two days well. They will drop on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:10 p.m. ET.For now, here are ESPN’s current playoff picks.