Future Chelsea stars
Future Chelsea stars
It’s certainly going to be a busy summer for Manchester City.
Roberto Mancini’s departure has left them manager-less, and their relentless mission of European dominance will definitely continue into the coming months with some heavy investment.
First on the list appears to be Napoli’s Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan striker regularly tops the goal charts in Serie A, but he’ll come with a heavy price tag after building up a huge reputation in Europe. A possible makeweight for the deal has been touted as City’s top scorer this season, Edin Dzeko, who, despite the goals, still appears to be out-of-favor with the club.
As far as we can see that sounds a pretty good deal for all involved, but who else are City looking at? Also, what does the future hold for Gareth Bale, and where is Stevan Jovetic headed? Find out about these rumors and more over at today’s Paper Chase.
Arsenal are set for a huge summer spending spree, with Gonzalo Higuain top of their wishlist. From today’s newspapers it is understood an offer of around £17 million will tempt Real Madrid to part with their striker. Higuain has scored 17 goals in 44 appearances this season. The money used for Higuain is part of a rumored £70 million transfer kitty.
For this rumor and the rest of today’s paper gossip, click here.
You’d think that with the season being over, it might be possible for Paolo Di Canio to finally take a nap.
Nope. Not so. Instead, the Sunderland manager launched an angry attack on the discipline of his team after Phil Bardsley was pictured laying on the floor of a casino covered in £50 notes.
Yes, we suggest watching the entire thing.
Well come on, who didn’t see this coming?
Someone at The Hawthorns on Sunday supposedly recovered Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever piece of gum chewed as Manchester United manager. Of course, it quickly found its way onto ebay, where the gum sold overnight for nearly $640,000.
We’re a little disturbed by how many people fought over this piece of dry, yet saliva-infused, memorabilia, nor can we even be sure of its authenticity. But apparently all proceeds go to charity, so that’s nice.
The listing read as follows:
Used chewing gum: RARE. Recovered from The Hawthorns. Clear perspex/wooden case.
Unofficial merchandise, rumoured to belong to Sir Alex.
After 1,500 games of intense chewing as manager of Man Utd, here lies Fegie’s last piece of chewing gum.
All proceeds go to the MU Foundation charity.
In the final segment of our examination of the history and impact of relegation from the Premier League, we focus on the financial difficulties of relegated clubs.
Along with money lost from television deals, teams also lose significant money from lack of sponsorship income and a historically lowered attendance. To combat this, teams are given parachute payments.
Every year, teams receive payments based on how many years they have been a victim of relegation. The payments gets smaller each year and stay at a fixed level after year 4 of relegation.
In total, teams that have been relegated average a loss of $71,000,000 the year after relegation. Nine clubs have actually gone bankrupt within 5 years of being relegated.
No call - “Are you serious?!”
We’ve revealed our picks for the best Premier League starting XI of all time. From the brick wall known as Peter Schmeichel, to the goalscoring assassin Alan Shearer, these are some of the best players to ever grace the Premier League.
Click through the gallery to see a recap and career highlights from our starting XI.
The Barclays Premier League has come to an end and the Champions League positions are set. The Premier League will be sending the same representatives as last year but will be hoping for a much better result as none of them made it through to the Quarterfinals in this year’s competition.
There will be a different look for the Europa League representatives this season.
Tottenham will be returning to the Europa League for the second consecutive season and will be joined by Swansea and a relegated Wigan club.
Swansea has secured their birth thanks to a 5-0 victory over Bradford in the League Cup final. Despite the impending relegation, Wigan will be heading to the Europa League group stage courtesy of a 1-0 defeat of Manchester City in the FA Cup Final.
It’s not a good-bye.
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As a reminder, FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, will be our new home for soccer starting August 17. Until then, FOX Soccer has next weekend’s Champions League final on tap, as well as this summer’s Gold Cup and plenty more.