Category: International Sports

Wenger criticises work permits

Wenger criticises work permits

Arsene Wenger believes the FA should scrap work permit regulations, revealing they prevented Arsenal from signing Angel Di Maria at 17. The Gunners are attempting to sign Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista, but Wenger is concerned the 24-year-old does not meet the current criteria and the deal will be scuppered. Work permit rules state a player [&hellip

Wenger: Paulista talks ongoing

Wenger: Paulista talks ongoing

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal are holding talks with Villarreal over the signing of defender Gabriel Paulista. The 24-year-old centre-half has a £15m release clause in his contract with the Spanish club. Wenger refused to confirm if Arsenal are willing to meet that in January, but concedes he is keen to secure the Brazilian. “The [&hellip

Odegaard completes Real move

Odegaard completes Real move

Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard has completed his move to Real Madrid. The 16-year-old midfielder signed a contract with the Champions League winners after passing a medical exam. “It’s a dream come true,” he said. “It is a bit unreal that I’m here at the biggest club in the world. It’s huge for me, an honour.” [&hellip

Arsenal wrap up Bielik signing

Arsenal wrap up Bielik signing

​Arsenal have completed the signing of teenage midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee. The Gunners beat a number of clubs, including Bundesliga side Hamburg, to the signature of the 17-year-old. The versatile Poland youth international, who can play in holding midfield and at centre-back, has made just six first-team appearances for [&hellip

Mirallas miss costs Everton

Mirallas miss costs Everton

​Everton were held to a 0-0 draw by West Brom after Kevin Mirallas missed a first-half penalty, maintaining Tony Pulis’ unbeaten start as Baggies boss. In a game of few opportunities, Mirallas put the ball wide from the spot following Joleon Lescott’s handball, having taken over the duty from usual taker Leighton Baines. The Belgian [&hellip

Liverpool held by Chelsea

Liverpool held by Chelsea

​Raheem Sterling’s superb second-half goal means Liverpool go into their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea with the scores level at 1-1, despite dominating at Anfield. Chelsea took the lead on 18 minutes after Emre Can brought down Eden Hazard in the area, before the Belgian dusted himself off to slot the penalty [&hellip

Messi leads Barca rout

Messi leads Barca rout

​Lionel Messi once again responded to speculation about his Barcelona future with a sensational performance on the pitch, scoring a hat-trick as the Catalans trounced Deportivo La Coruna 4-0. The Argentinian sounded the alarm bells last week by declaring at the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony that he did not know where he would be next [&hellip

Sunderland sign Defoe

Sunderland sign Defoe

Sunderland have signed Jermain Defoe on a three-and-a-half year contract from Toronto FC and he could face former club Tottenham on Saturday. Defoe returns to the Barclays Premier League, where he has scored over 120 goals during spells with West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur. As part of the deal, striker Jozy Altidore moves [&hellip

Ginola wants FIFA presidency

Ginola wants FIFA presidency

​David Ginola is set to unveil plans to challenge Sepp Blatter to be president of FIFA in a campaign backed by a bookmaker. The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger, 47, will launch his campaign, supported by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, in London on Friday to outline his plans. Ginola, who played for France 1990-95, has [&hellip

Torres sends Atletico through

Torres sends Atletico through

​Fernando Torres struck twice to reaffirm his place in Atletico Madrid hearts and send arch-rivals Real Madrid crashing out of the Copa del Rey. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker scored his first two goals since rejoining his boyhood club as Atleti claimed a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu to reach the last eight of [&hellip