Premier League giants Chelsea close on Guarin deal?


Chelsea appear to have been big admirers of Guarin for some time and it looks like they may finally be getting their man. The Stamford Bridge outfit don’t appear to be short on midfielders but with the Colombian’s instrumental performance in the Milan derby he could’ve just won over manager Jose Mourinho. 

For this story and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.


Manchester City look for goalkeeper alternatives, eye player swap

Manchester City continue to dominate transfer headlines this week, despite their mauling over Premier League side Tottenham over the weekend. This time — to no surprise really — under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart is the center of a purposed deal that will send the England No. 1 to Stoke City for Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the winter transfer window. For this and more, click here to review Tuesday’s Paper Chase edition.


'Transfer-listed' Rami alerts Premier League giants


Adil Rami’s future is uncertain following Valencia’s alleged decision to transfer-list the French defender in the wake of his criticism of coach Miroslav Djukic. Arsenal and Manchester City are thought to be monitoring events closely. We’ve also got the latest on Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata - as you can imagine there’s a lit of clubs as long as your arm waiting to ounce should the Spanish midfielder become available. Click here for these stories and more in today’s edition of Paper Chase. 


Ronaldo inks Real Madrid contract extension, puts end to Man United rumors


Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new 5-year contract with Real Madrid on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu, effectively (hopefully?) ending the incessant rumors of CR7 rejoining Manchester United once and for all.

During his presser, Ronaldo was specifically asked about a return to Old Trafford at a future date, and the striker’s response was clear as day:

For the full story on Ronaldo’s new deal, click here.


Spain players reportedly staged strip poker party on night of hotel robbery


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A few days ago, news broke that several Spanish players’ rooms were broken into and robbed at the Confederations Cup.

Maybe they forgot to mention a few minor details.

According to overwhelming reports from Brazil, on the night in question several women were allegedly seen entering the players’ rooms where they all played a round of strip poker before the robbery took place.

Hotel employees reportedly told Brazilian media giant Globo that players ordered a band to come play in the room to celebrate Spain’s opening match victory over Uruguay. The report adds that the band played until 1 a.m. and that the five women joined five players and members of the technical staff for a late-night game of adult entertainment. It wasn’t until later in the morning that several players, including Shakira’s boyfriend Gerard Pique, discovered cash and valuables stolen from their rooms.

Though the Spanish federation acknowledged that six of its players were robbed at the team hotel, the players and Spanish football association have called these reports a “total lie.”

Either way, someone has some serious explaining to do.


Rooney move set to shock league


The Wayne Rooney transfer saga has been going on for a while now, hasn’t it? First, he’s staying at United. Then, Fergie’s leaving with David Moyes replacing him, so now Rooney wants to leave. Then Arsenal start sniffing around the England star, with Arsene Wenger wanting some firepower in their continued search for the league title.

Well, take a breath…

Because now a huge spanner has been thrown in the works. United and Arsenal’s huge rivals, Chelsea, have emerged as the favorites for the striker’s signature. Jose Mourinho is just not relenting with his transfer policy, is he? Get ready for some goals at Chelsea next season. Click here to find out who else is going where this summer.


United leaks story of Lewandowski signing on website?


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Can it be? Similar to the Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho leak, did Manchester United accidentally reveal their signing of the Borussia Dortmund superstar?

Unfortunately for United fans, the answer is no. A Manchester United journalist has confirmed:

Borussia Dortmund has remained firm that Robert Lewandowski will indeed remain with the club next year, but Manchester United and Bayern Munich are still in the mix to acquire the Polish striker.

Keep a close eye on this space as we have not seen the last of this ongoing transfer saga.


Liverpool new kits should already win worst of the year


Yikes. Liverpool just gave two reasons for a player not to transfer to Anfield this summer.

Images have surfaced of their away kits (above) and rumored third kits (below) for the 2013/14 season. It’s still early, and the designs are not confirmed, but these might even be worthy of making it onto the worst kits of all time list.

imageImage via @Locowio

UPDATE: Liverpool has indeed confirmed that these are the new away kits.