Lionel Messi wins fifth Ballon d’Or crown
Jan11

Lionel Messi wins fifth Ballon d’Or crown

Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has won the 2015 Ballon d’Or. The 28-year-old collected the award for a fifth time at FIFA’s annual ceremony in Zurich on Monday. Three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the trophy 12 months ago, finished second, while club team-mate Neymar finished third. Messi scored 49 goals in the calendar year as he helped the Catalan giants win the Champions League, La Liga, Cope...

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Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich chase £5m-rated Ligue 1 defender
Jan08

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich chase £5m-rated Ligue 1 defender

Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City are all reportedly interested in signing former Sunderland transfer target Lamine Kone. The Premier League trio, who are currently fighting it out at the bottom of the league standings, have been put on high alert after the Ivory Coast international’s proposed £5m switch to the Stadium of Light suddenly collapsed. The 26-year-old, who has four international caps for his country, has made...

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Liverpool put on high alert over £37m-rated World Cup winner
Jan08

Liverpool put on high alert over £37m-rated World Cup winner

Germany World Cup winner Mario Gotze has hinted at joining Liverpool during the January transfer window. The Premier League side, who face League Two outfit Exeter City in the FA Cup tonight, have reportedly been put on high alert regarding the Bayern Munich midfielder’s availability this summer. The 23-year-old, who has 47 international caps for his country, has scored four goals in just 11 appearances in all competitions for the...

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Chelsea line-up Hazard replacement with 24-capped England forward
Jan08

Chelsea line-up Hazard replacement with 24-capped England forward

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a move for England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The defending Premier League champions, who face Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup this weekend, have identified the Arsenal winger as their ideal replacement for wantaway star Eden Hazard. The 22-year-old; who has 24 international caps for the Three Lions, has scored one goal in 24 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season,...

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Man Utd prepare jaw-dropping £65m raid for Premier League champion
Jan08

Man Utd prepare jaw-dropping £65m raid for Premier League champion

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has reportedly emerged as a shocking £65m target for Manchester United. The 13-time Premier League champions, who face Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday, have turned their attentions towards signing the Belgium international after seemingly giving up on their pursuit of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. The 25-year-old, who has 62 international caps for his country, has failed to score a single goal in 27...

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Sunderland edging closer to £500,000 deal for Bundesliga centre-half
Jan06

Sunderland edging closer to £500,000 deal for Bundesliga centre-half

Sunderland are reportedly close to finalising the £500,000 signing of German defender Jan Kirchhoff. The Premier League club, who currently sit four points adrift of safety despite their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend, are looking to add some defensive reinforcements to their squad during the January transfer window in a bid to boost their survival hopes this term. The 25-year-old, who is a former Germany Under-21...

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