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28Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 28, 2015

  • Sarr signs for Charlton
    Charlton have made their seventh signing of the summer by landing defender Naby Sarr from Sporting Lisbon for an undisclosed fee.
  • Mourinho: No Arsenal excuses
    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger is buying his way into Premier League title contention.
  • Watford's big step up
    Watford have added no shortage of quality to their squad in a hectic summer transfer window, but how will their new-look side fare in the Premier League? Nick Wright investigates with the help of club legend Luther Blissett.
  • 'Hazard better than Ronaldo'
    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard performed better than Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
  • Drogba opts for Montreal move
    Didier Drogba has decided to play in the Major League Soccer by securing a move to Montreal Impact.
  • Busy day for Leyton Orient
    Leyton Orient have signed defenders Frazer Shaw, Connor Essam and Alan Dunne as well as keeper Alex Cisak.
  • Inniss back in at Vale
    Port Vale have re-signed Crystal Palace defender Ryan Inniss on loan.
  • Wright-Phillips joins New York
    New York Red Bulls have signed former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.
  • MLS All-Stars classics
    Tottenham are likely to face Steven Gerrard, David Villa and Kaka when they take on the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, live on Sky Sports.
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27Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 27, 2015

  • Falcao ready for more action
    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the players who have re-joined the squad after the Copa America can expect to see more action against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
  • Terry rules out Prem switch
    Chelsea captain John Terry says he will not join another Premier League club if the time comes for him to leave the Blues.
  • Szczesny set for Roma loan
    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to join Roma on a season-long loan after he announced the move on his Instagram account.
  • Jose's Falcao folly?
    Jose Mourinho is the best in the business but has he fallen into a trap in signing Radamel Falcao? Adam Bate looks at the evidence...
  • Premier League four-or-more hauls
    For the latest instalment of our #PLmoments series, we look back at the players who hit four or more goals in one match.
  • Man City edge Chelsea in WSL
    Steph Houghton's winner four minutes from time prevented Chelsea from returning to the top of the Women's Super League One, losing 2-1 to Manchester City in front of a record-breaking crowd at Staines.
  • Wenger: Reine-Adelaide staying
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide will not be loaned out next season.
  • Martinez silent on Stones
    Everton manager Roberto Martinez declined to answer questions about the future of defender John Stones following the club's 3-1 win over Hearts in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.
  • Lord Bendtner returns
    Nicklas Bendtner couldn't find a goal on his return to Arsenal with Wolfsburg for this summer's Emirates Cup, but he'll need to find something fast if he's to come close to fulfilling his potential, writes Adam Bate.
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26Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 26, 2015

  • Aubameyang happy at Dortmund
    Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from the Bundesliga club this summer.
  • Jose: Rivals want to buy title
    Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's Premier League rivals are attempting to buy the title.
  • Courtois hands Chelsea win
    Chelsea beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-5 on penalties in their International Champions Cup clash in North Carolina on Saturday night after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw in normal time.
  • Wenger: No need for new striker
    Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s 6-0 thrashing of Lyon in the Emirates Cup proves he does not need to splash out on a new striker.
  • West Brom confirm Diaby offer
    West Bromwich Albion have offered former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby a contract at the club, manager Tony Pulis has confirmed.
  • Giroud v Lacazette
    Arsenal’s game with Lyon offered the chance to compare the two Frenchmen. Here’s Adam Bate's verdict from the Emirates Stadium...
  • Iwobi hope for Arsenal
    Teenage talent Alex Iwobi announced himself with a goal in Arsenal’s 6-0 win over Lyon, writes Adam Bate.
  • Henderson set for surgery
    Charlton manager Guy Luzon has revealed goalkeeper Stephen Henderson will undergo surgery on a shoulder injury.
  • Arsenal fire six past Lyon
    Four goals in just nine breathtaking first half minutes helped Arsenal to a 6-0 win over Lyon in the Emirates Cup.
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25Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 25, 2015

  • Garbutt joins Fulham on loan
    Promising young Everton left-back Luke Garbutt has joined Championship side Fulham on a season-long loan deal.
  • Costa backs Falcao to shine
    Diego Costa expects Radamel Falcao to put his disappointing first season in England behind him after securing a summer move to Chelsea.
  • Costa: No reason to change
    Chelsea striker Diego Costa will pay no attention to his critics as he prepares for his second season in the Premier League.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    The latest from the transfer window, including updates on the future of Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Pedro.
  • Bamford makes debut in Palace win
    Patrick Bamford made his Crystal Palace debut as the Eagles continued their pre-season preparations with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Supersport United in Cape Town.
  • Lacazette set for Lyon stay
    France forward Alexandre Lacazette will remain at Lyon this season despite reported interest from the Premier League, according to his manager Hubert Fournier.
  • Nathan Clarke heading home
    Nathan Clarke has announced in a heartfelt statement that he is to leave Leyton Orient and return to the north to be with his family.
  • Diaby having West Brom medical
    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is undergoing a medical with West Brom, according to Sky sources.
  • Poyet's West Ham warning
    Diego Poyet has warned West Ham they must improve to stand any chance of extending their run in the Europa League.
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24Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 24, 2015

  • Brentford bring in Vibe
    Brentford have signed Denmark international striker Lasse Vibe from Swedish side IFK Gothenburg for an undisclosed fee.
  • De Bruyne character questioned
    Jose Mourinho says Kevin De Bruyne left Chelsea because "it was not in his personality" to fight for a place.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    The latest from the transfer window, including updates on the future of Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Pedro.
  • Bilic: We showed character
    Slaven Bilic believes West Ham's penalty shoot-out composure in Malta bodes well for their next Europa League qualifier.
  • New striker 'on Wenger's list'
    Arsene Wenger has the cash to buy anyone bar Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and has identified a striker, an Arsenal director claims.
  • Six FL stars to watch
    As the start of the Football League season draws ever closer, we pick six players who look set to make a big impact in 2015/16.
  • Best Premier League players
    Sky Sports is taking a look back at five of the greatest players to grace the Premier League as we celebrate 23 years as the home of the most exciting league in the world.
  • Hammers progress on penalties
    Ten-man West Ham avoided an embarrassing Europa League exit to minnows FC Birkirkara with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory.
  • Benzema 'certain' to stay
    Karim Benzema is certain to remain at Real Madrid at the end of the transfer window, according to his agent.
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22Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 22, 2015

  • Gudmundsson pens new deal
    Charlton winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson has signed a new four-year contract.
  • Premier League goals online and on mobile
    Sky Sports has further strengthened its position as the home of the Premier League by winning the rights to show clips from every Premier League game across its digital platforms.
  • Enrique: Pedro to make decision
    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists Pedro is the one who has to decide if he wants to move to the Premier League.
  • Jose undeterred by Stones fee
    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has conceded it will take a huge fee to sign defender John Stones and has risked upsetting Everton by suggesting they are a "small club".
  • Most-viewed team where you live
    Which is the most-watched Premier League team where you live?
  • Ranieri wins, Saints run riot
    New Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri started his tenure with a victory as they won 3-1 at Lincoln City on Tuesday night.
  • Mourinho: No big signings needed
    Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea can defend their Premier League title without significant additions in the transfer market.
  • Charlton clinch Kashi deal
    Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of Algeria international midfielder Ahmed Kashi from French club FC Metz for an undisclosed fee.
  • Onomah commits to Tottenham
    Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah has ended speculation over his future by signing a new four-year contract.
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21Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 21, 2015

  • Stambouli completes PSG move
    Benjamin Stambouli has left Tottenham to join Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract.
  • Chery completes QPR move
    Queens Park Rangers have continued to reshape their squad ahead of the new season by signing Dutch forward Tjaronn Chery.
  • Luis set for Atletico return
    Chelsea have agreed to sell defender Filipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid, according to Sky sources.
  • MLS All-Star possible XI
    As Tottenham continue their pre-season preparations with an exhibition match against the MLS All-Stars on July 30 - live on Sky Sports – we profile the possible starting XI Tottenham could come up against in Colorado….
  • Symons still on the look out
    Fulham boss Kit Symons remains on the hunt for new faces ahead of the Sky Bet Championship season.
  • Stambouli 'off to PSG'
    Benjamin Stambouli is expected to leave Tottenham for Paris Saint-Germain, according to coach Laurent Blanc.
  • Henry advert: Behind the scenes
    Thierry Henry took a spectator spot for some iconic Premier League moments for Sky Sports' new season trailer, but how was it made?
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20Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 20, 2015

  • Terry advised Jose on Falcao
    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he signed striker Radamel Falcao after getting glowing reports from centre-halves John Terry and Gary Cahill about the Colombian's prowess.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    The latest transfer news as Christian Benteke and Aleksandar Mitrovic prepare for medicals at Liverpool and Newcastle.
  • The greatest final day ever?
    Sky Sports is celebrating 23 years as the home of the Premier League by asking you to vote for your favourite moment of all time.
  • Walcott keen on Arsenal stay
    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says he is hoping to stay with the club but does not mind if negotiations over a new deal extend into the upcoming season.
  • Drogba confirms MLS talks
    Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed that he is in talks to sign for an MLS club.
  • Ighalo nets again in win
    Odion Ighalo continued his fine pre-season form as Watford ended their tour of Germany with a 2-0 victory over Paderborn.
  • Ubogagu gives Arsenal victory
    Arsenal moved into second place in the FA WSL 1 thanks to a second half goal from Chioma Ubogagu.
  • Mourinho wants one more signing
    Jose Mourinho says Chelsea are looking to make one more signing this summer, but are not interested in Barcelona forward Pedro.
  • Arsenal warned off Aubameyang
    Borussia Dortmund have warned Arsenal against bidding for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, insisting the striker is not for sale.
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19Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 19, 2015

  • Carra: My #PLmoments
    Sky Sports is celebrating 23 years as the home of the Premier League by asking you to vote for your favourite moment of all time from the world's most exciting league.
  • Man City recruit Roberts
    Manchester City have continued their summer spending spree by adding Fulham midfielder Patrick Roberts to their ranks.
  • Mourinho challenges Everton
    Jose Mourinho has challenged Roberto Martinez to end speculation surrounding John Stones' future by saying the Everton defender is not available at any price.
  • Roberts talking with Man City
    Fulham boss Kit Symons has confirmed young midfielder Patrick Roberts is in serious talks with Manchester City over a move to the Etihad Stadium.
  • Martinez blast for Chelsea
    Everton boss Roberto Martinez has taken a swipe at Premier League counterparts Chelsea over their public pursuit of defender John Stones.
  • Cech 'delighted' after debut
    Petr Cech says he was 'delighted' to start off on a winning note after helping Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy.
  • WATCH: Arsenal win Asia Cup
    Goals from Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil secured Arsenal an Asia Cup final win over Everton on Saturday.
  • Wins for Saints and West Ham
    Southampton secured their first win in pre-season as they beat FC Groningen 3-0 in the Netherlands.
  • Kashi set for Charlton move
    Charlton Athletic have agreed a deal to sign Algeria international midfielder Ahmed Kashi from French club Metz, subject to finalising personal terms.
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18Jul/15Off

Football News Roundup – July 18, 2015

  • Chelsea set to up Stones offer
    Sky Sports News HQ understands that Chelsea are likely to make an increased offer for Everton defender John Stones.
  • Premier League moments
    Sky Sports is celebrating 23 years as the home of the Premier League by asking you to vote for your favourite moment from the world's most exciting league.
  • 'Abused' Frimpong faces ban
    Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong faces a lengthy suspension after he was sent off in Russia for his response to alleged racist abuse.
  • Bellerin commits to Arsenal
    Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has committed his future to the club by signing a long-term deal with the FA Cup holders.
  • 'Austin perfect for Newcastle'
    QPR striker Charlie Austin would be a fantastic signing for Newcastle this summer, says Steve Howey.
  • Gazidis backs Wenger long-term
    Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is confident Arsene Wenger will remain in charge for the foreseeable future.
  • WATCH: Arsenal header challenge
    The Arsenal players were the latest to take on the header challenge whilst in the pool on pre-season.
  • Bilic wary of Euro campaign
    Slaven Bilic believes West Ham’s Europa League adventure would be exciting but draining, were they to progress through qualifying and reach the group stages.
  • Returning heroes
    After Stewart Downing followed in the footsteps of Jonathan Woodgate and Juninho by making a hero’s return to Middlesbrough, we take a look at 10 other players who went back to their former clubs with varying degrees of success...
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