Arsenal, Chelsea told to give brilliant players more of a chance by awestruck England manager

England U21 players celebrate with Arsenal forward Emile Smith Rowe

Arsenal forward Emile Smith Rowe and Chelsea winger Noni Madueke have had their cases for more club minutes championed by England U21 manager Lee Carsley. After leading the Young Lions to a dominant victory over France U21s, England coach Carsley put the focus on goalscorers Smith Rowe and Madueke. The former opened the scoring in … Read more

Man Utd takeover: Sheikh Jassim offers Glazers sweetener in bid to beat Ratcliffe, Zilliacus

Qatar's Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani has tabled his bid to buy Manchester United.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani has reportedly added a sweetener in his bid to persuade the Glazer family to sell Manchester United to him. Sheikh Jassim, the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank and the son of a former Qatari prime minister, placed his second-round offer to buy United on Friday night. A source close … Read more

England star eyeing further ‘steps forward’ after landmark away win over Italy

Harry Kane, Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire in action for England against Italy

Jordan Pickford believes England laid down a marker by kicking off their Euro 2024 qualification bid with victory over Italy in Naples. England had not beaten Italy away from home since 1961 but recorded a 2-1 victory on Thursday night to start their campaign in impressive fashion. It was the first time Southgate’s team had … Read more

Man Utd legend Ferdinand admits his ‘borderline bullying’ almost reduced Ronaldo to tears

Former Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand says he and former Man Utd team-mate Quinton Fortune “borderline” bullied Cristiano Ronaldo during his first spell at Old Trafford. Ronaldo left the Red Devils in November after a controversial second spell at the club with a bombshell Piers Morgan interview marking the end of his time at the Premier League club. The … Read more

Man Utd have ‘concrete interest’ in signing Red Devils fan with ‘the killer instinct’

Man Utd target Rasmus Hojlund celebrates scoring a goal

Man Utd are interested in signing Atalanta forward Rasmus Hojlund ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports. The Red Devils are in the market for a striker when the next window opens in early June with Erik ten Hag hoping to take some of the goalscoring burden away from Marcus Rashford. Cristiano Ronaldo … Read more

Pundit labels Zinchenko as ‘very weak’ and suggests Arsenal defender is ‘not a left-back’

Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli, right, celebrates with Oleksandr Zinchenko after scoring his side's fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, March 1, 2023

England will take on Ukraine in their next Euro qualifier and it has been suggested that Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko could be a weak link. Zinchenko himself is highly regarded in Ukraine and has proven to be an excellent signing for Arsenal this season. The 26-year-old can play at left-back or further forward into midfield, but a former Ukraine international … Read more

Man Utd takeover: Zilliacus hints Sheikh Jassim bid like ‘buying luxury yacht’

Thomas Zilliacus is interested in buying Man Utd

Thomas Zilliacus has hinted that Sheik Jassim’s bid for Manchester United is like “buying a luxury yacht” and insists his offer which will see the fans chip in to own half of the club is “serious and credible”. The former Nofia executive sat down with Mirror to outline his fan-led vision for the club. “I’m … Read more

Everton referred over alleged financial fair play breach after Burnley, Leeds snitch

Frank Lampard celebrates a goal

Everton have been referred to an independent commission over an alleged breach of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules. The alleged breach is for the period ending with the 2021-22 season, when the Toffees avoided relegation by four points. Burnley, who were relegated from England’s top division last season, and Leeds wrote to the … Read more

Ozil reveals he ‘started to cry’ when he left for Arsenal but ‘refuses to add fuel to fire’

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring a goal

Mesut Ozil has revealed that he “started to cry” when he left Real Madrid for Arsenal, but refused to “add fuel to the fire” when asked about his time with the Gunners after Arsene Wenger. Ozil announced his retirement earlier this week and sat down with Marca to discuss his time with Real Madrid and … Read more

Report reveals Levy blocked Conte move for explosive wing-back as Tottenham ‘split’ came to light

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte looks over his shoulder

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy blocked a move by Antonio Conte to bring Wolves winger Adama Traore to north London, according to reports. There is widespread speculation that Spurs have already made the decision to sack Conte before the end of the international break with compensation now being discussed. Conte hit out at his “selfish” players … Read more