Wenger could make Benteke move

Arsene Wenger yesterday moved to distance himself from rumors he is set to buy a striker in January. The Arsenal boss thinks they have enough firepower with Theo Walcott not far from a return.

However, if today’s newspapers are to be believed then Wenger is set for a swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. The forward looked set to leave in the summer before signing a new long-term contract. It could take a sizable sum to tempt Villa to part with their star striker.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Manchester United wants Benteke


After what was an unsuccessful summer transfer window Manchester United appear to have tried to get things moving in preparation for the window re-opening in January. David Moyes looks to have targeted Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke as the man he wants to bring in, and with four goals in as many games, the Belgian could make a big impact.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Belgian national team holds comfy movie night

The upstart Belgian national team just might be the quirkiest soccer bunch on social media.

Ahead of their friendly match against France, Romelu Lukaku posted this creative bit on Instagram, revealing how the players like to spend their free time in the hotel: That’s a lot of Belgians cuddling up in one bed. Wonder who the big spoons were. And who got to pet Fellaini’s hair.

Lukaku’s gem isn’t the first video from the Belgians that has been a bit hit on the internet. Earlier this month, Mousa Dembele posted this video featuring Spurs teammate Jan Vertonghen, who apparently doesn’t like sharing water:

A little random? Maybe, but Belgium’s national team is not only quickly becoming one of the world’s best teams, but also a bonafide comedy group.

Keep ‘em coming, Belgium!


Pellegrini hoping to take Zlat

Manchester City’s hopes of securing a world-class striker during the summer transfer window has failed thus far, so new manager Manuel Pellegrini has turned his attention to PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The fiery Swede is reportedly unhappy with his club’s pursuit of Edinson Cavani and has refused to answer the calls of new coach Laurent Blanc. Interesting times ahead it seems. We’ve also got the latest on Christian Benteke, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez, so just click here.


Tottenham chasing Aston Villa’s Benteke


After announcing his desire to leave the Birmingham club, Christian Benteke’s availability has turned the heads of a few managers looking to boost their striking options. No one needs additions in the attacking department like Andre Villas-Boas. After struggling with just two recognized strikers all last season the Spurs boss will be desperate to bring in the Belgium forward who bagged 19 goals last season.

Elsewhere there is news on the future of Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo has been making the headlines again. Check out these rumors and more by clicking here.


Striker light! Chelsea seeks hitman

Now that Edinson Cavani appears out of reach for Chelsea it seems that Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to those players that are available in the transfer market. This morning the Portuguese has been linked with moves for Christian Benteke, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez. Take your pick! Check out these rumors and more by clicking here.


Man City hopes to keep Aguero away from Real Madrid

imageDespite Manchester City’s dreadful defense of its Premier League crown this season, Sergio Aguero’s stock has continued to rise. The Argentina international remains one of the league’s most lethal strikers and has attracted interest from Real Madrid.

Also, Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has put a number of clubs on high alert after he announced that he could be looking to join a new club this transfer window.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s paper gossip, click here.


Cup final defeat final straw for Mancini


In today’s Paper Chase, Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City future hangs in the balance after the side’s embarrassing loss to underdogs Wigan in the FA Cup final.

Ben Watson’s late header powered Wigan to a 1-0 victory against overwhelming favourites City on Saturday, and concerns are now growing in the blue half of Manchester as to whether Mancini is capable of overseeing the creation of a European juggernaut.

Also, Wayne Rooney could be headed to London next season, while Christian Benteke has earned himself many potential suitors. Read more in today’s Paper Chase.