Archive | July 31, 2015

West Brom confirm Lambert signing….

NEW SIGNING: We are delighted to announce the arrival of Rickie Lambert from Liverpool

West Brom have completed the signing of Rickie Lambert from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. The England international has penned a two-year deal and goes straight into the squad for Friday night’s game at Bristol Rovers.

Toure feels loved at Anfield….

Kolo Toure

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has told the Liverpool Echo that he turned down offers from a host of European clubs to sign a new contract with Liverpool because he feels loved at Anfield. “There were other offers but I couldn’t leave one of the best clubs in the world,” said the 34-year-old. “For me, to be able to be at Liverpool – playing for this manager and being part of this squad and playing for amazing fans – is massive. I really enjoy being here. I feel loved and that’s important. I am so lucky to be at a club like this and I want to help this club to get better.”

Guardiola undecided about future….

Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach and Manchester City target Pep Guardiola says he is still undecided about his future at the German club with his contract due to run out the end of the season. The 44-year-old added that he had not received any offer from any club and there is still time to discuss his future with Bayern officials, who are eager to keep him. Bayern’s season starts on Saturday when they take on Cup winners Wolfsburg in the German Super Cup.

Jovetic moves to Inter….

Stevan Jovetic

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has signed for Inter Milan on an 18-month loan with a view to a permanent transfer. The 25-year-old Montenegrin joined City from Fiorentina in summer 2013, but has struggled with injury.

Walcott signs new Arsenal deal….

Theo Walcott

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has signed a new four-year deal with the club worth £140,000 a week. The 26-year-old has scored 50 league goals in 208 appearances since signing from Southampton in 2006 in a deal worth up to £12.5m. Spain international midfielder Santi Cazorla, 30, has also signed a new deal with the London club. “Both are top-quality players who are hugely important and influential to our squad,” said manager Arsene Wenger. “As well as their huge contributions on the pitch, they both have a great deal of experience and are very popular off the pitch.” Walcott, whose previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2015-16 season, had been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium. Liverpool and Chelsea were reportedly willing to offer him the central striking role that he has struggled to secure at times at Arsenal. However, an impressive end to last season – including a first-half hat-trick in the 4-1 win over West Brom and the opening goal in the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa – helped strengthen his claim to lead the line for the Gunners. Walcott is the longest-serving player in Arsenal’s squad.