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Balotelli completes six-month move to Marseille

Marseille (AFP) – Marseille have completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli from their French rivals Nice, the Ligue 1 club confirmed on Wednesday. Balotelli, 28, has signed for the former European champions until... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Italy, Mario Balotelli, Balotelli, Afp, Nice the Ligue, Marseille AFP Marseille


Gonzalo Higuain will sign for Chelsea in next few hours, confirms Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Gonzalo Higuain will join the club within the next few hours. The Juventus striker has terminated a... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Italy, Juventus, Maurizio Sarri, Gonzalo Higuain, Transfer News and Gossip


Gonzalo Higuain’s Tottenham deadline passes & Harry Kane injury update

Gonzalo Higuain & Chelsea At the time of writing on Wednesday afternoon Gonzalo Higuain is still not a Chelsea player. Higuain travelled from Italy to London earlier in the day to complete his loan move to Stamford Bridge. Owned by Juventus, Higuain has been on loan at AC Milan this season. 📸 EXCLUSIVE❗️Gonzalo #Higuain from Milan to London #Chelsea #CFC #transfers pic.twitter.com/hH4EBEbKWE — Michael Cuomo (@MichaelCuomo7) January 23, 2019 Higuain’s Tottenham deadline passes It’s almost ...
Tags: England, Milan, London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Italy, Spurs, Tottenham, Matt Law, Sheffield, Harry Kane, Ac Milan, Victor Wanyama


Monchi comments on Arsenal interest with Gunners confident over his appointment

AS Roma director of football Monchi is top of Arsenal’s list to become the club’s technical director and the Gunners are growing confident that a deal can be reached, according to the Independent. The North London club are restructuring their technical staff following the departure of Sven Mislintat. Unai Emery is hopeful of working alongside Monchi again following their spell together at Sevilla. Arsenal confident over deal for Monchi BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager o...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Italy, Arsenal, Afc Bournemouth, Sevilla, Europa League, Roma, Arsenal Fc, north London, Hector Bellerin, Emery, Vitality Stadium, Denis Suarez


Fan fined after sitting on Arsenal team bus before Blackpool FA Cup tie

A football fan who staged a one-man protest by sitting on top of Arsenal's team bus before their FA Cup tie at Blackpool has been fined £500. Arsenal were due to leave the Marriott Hotel in Preston ahead of the match on Jan. 5 but Neil Holden, 43, climbed on to the team bus, delaying its departure. Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette filmed the scene and posted to his Instagram story with the caption: "Why's [this] man doing this." Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the ...
Tags: Instagram, Football, America, Sport, Story, Italy, Arsenal, Preston, Blackpool, Argentina, Espn, Buenos Aires, English FA Cup, Alexandre Lacazette, Holden, Mourinho


Piatek poised for AC Milan move, paving way for Higuain exit to Chelsea – reports

Milan (AFP) – Genoa’s Polish international striker Krzysztof Piatek is poised to complete a 35-million-euro ($40 million) move to AC Milan, allowing Argentine Gonzalo Higuain to join Chelsea, according to multiple reports in Italy on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Italy, Ac Milan, Afp, Gonzalo Higuain, Higuain, Krzysztof Piatek, Milan AFP Genoa


Provence. Paris. Poland. Italy

  The morning sun could not penetrate the coldness that was left behind from the hours of darkness, this morning it was 26 Fahrenheit.  It has been colder. In Paris, a blanket of white greeted Yann who had a meeting there. Though he missed Chelsea as she flew to Poland for her work, I am sure it was colder than Paris. Sacha is in Italy, his heart is warm so nothing else matters. What is the weather like in your part of the world?        Related Stories Covering France from Head to Toe with A...
Tags: Travel, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Italy, Poland, Yann, French la Vie, Provence Paris Poland Italy, Paris Sacha


West Ham fail in surprise move for former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

According to reports in France, West Ham United unsuccessfully attempted to hijack Marseille’s move for Mario Balotelli earlier today. Balotelli’s Nice stint Controversial Italian hitman Balotelli has been on the books of Nice since 2016, following the expiration of his contract with Liverpool. But, after enjoying a fruitful first two campaigns at the Allianz Riviera, the latter of which saw Balotelli rack up an impressive 26 goals across all competitions last season, drama inevitably emerged ...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Marseille, Italy, Mario Balotelli, West Ham United, West Ham, Atalanta, Nice, Ac Milan, Patrick Vieira, Balotelli, Torino


Kevin Prince Boateng wanted to 'run' to Barcelona after hearing of interest

Gab Marcotti says an older, more mature Kevin-Prince Boateng should be productive for Barcelona after a solid showing with Sassulo. Check out how Europe's top clubs fared at the weekend, including PSG's 9-0, a big night for Arsenal and another win for Manchester United. Carlos Vela did not rule out a move to Barcelona, despite saying he is happy at LAFC. Barcelona put on a show for the fans at the Camp Nou, as Lionel Messi secured the home victory with a beau...
Tags: Europe, Football, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Manchester United, La Liga, Italy, Lionel Messi, Transfers, Barca, Psg, Camp Nou, Sassuolo, Carlos Vela, Kevin Prince Boateng


Arsenal defender Bellerin out up to nine months after anterior cruciate ligament rupture

The guys discuss whether Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri needs to adjust from his typical tactics, with Manchester United and Arsenal showing good form. Check out how Europe's top clubs fared at the weekend, including PSG's 9-0, a big night for Arsenal and another win for Manchester United. Get caught up on all the major headlines from Week 23 in the Premier League with the Exploding Heads, from Arsenal players' new tattoos, to Sarri getting trolled. Week...
Tags: Europe, Football, America, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Arsenal, Argentina, Espn, Psg, Buenos Aires, Hector Bellerin, Mourinho, English Premier League


Alvaro Morata expected to complete Atletico Madrid move on Monday

Morata to make Atletico switch It is being reported on Monday by Sky Sports News that Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata will complete a loan move to Atletico Madrid in the coming hours. BREAKING: Sky Sports News understand Alvaro Morata’s move from @ChelseaFC to @Atleti is expected to be completed in the next few hours. #SSN More on Transfer Centre LIVE! https://t.co/sWv9A05rB2 — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 21, 2019 Morata joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 from Real Madrid for a...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Tottenham, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Stamford Bridge, Ac Milan, Madrid, Udinese, Genoa


Mario Balotelli set to join Marseille until end of season - source

Mario Balotelli will have his medical with Marseille on Wednesday. Italy international Mario Balotelli is set to join Marseille until the end of the season, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- ...
Tags: Europe, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Manchester City, Marseille, Italy, Mario Balotelli, Tottenham, Transfers, Mls, Espn, Nice, Inter Milan, Barca


Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea target remains in Italy as AC Milan look to secure replacement

Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain remains in Italy as AC Milan attempt to secure his replacement before potential move.
Tags: News, Chelsea, Italy, Ac Milan, Gonzalo Higuain


David Ornstein’s update on Chelsea & Gonzalo Higuain before Tottenham

Chelsea & Gonzalo Higuain Will Chelsea sign Gonzalo Higuain in the January transfer window? Will Chelsea sign Higuain before Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg with Tottenham? It’s been confirmed on Monday morning that Chelsea could field Higuain against Spurs if they can sign the Argentine in time. Just to clarify, #Higuain will be able to face #thfc in League Cup semi-final on Thursday – as long as he is registered as a #cfc player by 12pm on Wednesday. — Simon Johnson (@sjstandard...
Tags: England, Milan, Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Ac Milan, Genoa, Simon Johnson, Maurizio Sarri


American investors buy Spanish second-division club Reus

American investors are taking over Spanish second-division club Reus, keeping it from being dissolved and dropped from the league. The club says real estate investment bankers Russell Platt and Clifton Onolfo have purchased 99.7 percent of Reus' shares. Financial details were not immediately released but local media say the club's debt has reached €5 million ($5.7m). Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional socce...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Italy, Argentina, Espn, Reus, Buenos Aires, Mourinho, Rob Dawson, Wright Thompson, Spanish Segunda División, Boca Juniors and River Plate, Russell Platt, Major League Soccer UEFA Nations League


Weekend in Sport: Federer comes up short in Melbourne; Lacazette leads dominant Arsenal over Chelsea; Mayweather-Pacquiao II mooted

Reigning Aussie Open champ Federer beaten by young gun... Arsenal dominates Chelsea for crucial Premier League win... Shiffrin continues dominance in Italy... Pac-Man calls out Mayweather after dominating Broner. This is your weekend of sport.
Tags: Cnn, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Arsenal, Melbourne, Federer, Lacazette, Mayweather, Shiffrin, Broner, Mayweather Pacquiao II


AC Milan drop Gonzalo Higuain amid Chelsea rumours

AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of the squad for Monday’s Serie A match against Genoa amid rumours that he is set to join... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Italy, Ac Milan, Genoa, Gonzalo Higuain, Transfer News and Gossip


Manchester United extend Matteo Darmian contract amid Juventus interest - sources

Craig Burley reflects on the positive change in attitude at Manchester United after their seventh straight win under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United have extended Matteo Darmian's contract amid interest from Juventus in the Italian defender, sources have told ESPN FC. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA N...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Italy, Old Trafford, Transfers, Argentina, Juventus, Espn, United, Buenos Aires, Matteo Darmian, Mourinho, English Premier League


Manchester United's Rashford can emulate Rooney, Ronaldo - Solskjaer

MANCHESTER, England -- Marcus Rashford has the potential to emulate Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Rashford, 21, made his 150th Manchester United appearance in the 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, reaching the mark at a younger age than both Rooney and Ronaldo. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major Le...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Italy, Old Trafford, Brighton, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Wayne Rooney, Rooney, Espn, Buenos Aires, Mourinho


Back Where It All Started, Klæbo Wins Otepää Classic Sprint; Newell 15th

Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov (bib 3) and Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (yellow bib) leading the men’s 1.6-kilometer classic sprint final on Saturday in Otepää, Estonia. (Photo: NBC Gold screenshot) If Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo felt any nostalgia stepping out onto the men’s 1.6-kilometer classic sprint course in Otepää, Estonia–it is where he earned his first World Cup sprint victory back in 2017 –it by no means slowed the 22 year old down. After winning Saturday’s qualifier in a ...
Tags: General, News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Results, Norway, Estonia, Newell, International Ski Federation FIS, Federico Pellegrino, Simi Hamilton


West Ham eyeing Torino’s Andrea Belotti as potential Arnautovic replacement

As per a report from Sky Sport Italia, West Ham United are readying a move for Torino hitman Andrea Belotti, in the case that Marko Arnautovic departs the club. West Ham standout 29-year-old attacker Arnautovic has been on West Ham’s books since the summer of 2017, after the Hammers agreed to splash out a fee which could eventually rise to £25 million to secure his signature from Stoke City. And the Austrian international’s signing has since proven a superb piece of business on the part of the...
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Italy, Stoke City, Bournemouth, West Ham, Birmingham, Chinese Super League, Eddie Howe, Manuel Pellegrini, Hammers, Irons, Torino, Werder Bremen


Liverpool were expected to lose against Crystal Palace - Klopp

Mohamed Salah scored twice, including his 50th Premier League goal, to help Liverpool hold off Crystal Palace in a back-and-forth match at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England -- Jurgen Klopp said he told his Liverpool side not to lose their nerve in an encounter with Crystal Palace that he believes many people expected his side to lose. Liverpool went into half-time 1-0 down but scored twice shortly after the break and twice more after Palace made it 2-2 in the 65th minute -- with Mohamed Salah bagging...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Manchester City, Italy, Roy Hodgson, Espn, Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp, Palace, Mohamed Salah, English Premier League, 50th Premier League, Anfield Liverpool England


Football Leaks 'whistleblower' arrested in Hungary, Portuguese man's lawyers claim

Gab Marcotti delves into ESPN FC's top 50 most influential people in football, pinpointing No. 16's "John" from Football Leaks. A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents -- which later appeared on the Football Leaks website -- because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said. The man, named by his lawyers as 30-year-old Rui Pinto, was detained in Hungary on Wednesday on a European...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Hungary, Italy, Argentina, Espn, John, Buenos Aires, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, Mourinho, Reuters


Worry for Chelsea as PSG lodge big-money bid for Leandro Paredes

As per a report from reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Ligue 1 giants PSG have submitted an opening offer for Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes. Zenit stint 24-year-old Argentinian international Paredes has been plying his trade in Russia since the summer of 2017, when Zenit agreed to splash out an initial fee of 23 million Euro to secure his signature from Serie A outfit AS Roma. And, after impressing in Italy, the all-action midfielder has since gone on to develop...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Cesc Fabregas, Jose Mourinho, Telegraph, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Roma, Psg, Zenit St Petersburg


PSG's Marco Verratti sprained ankle in Guingamp demolition

Paris Saint-Germain put on a show at the Parc des Princes with a Neymar brace alongside hat tricks from Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani marking a 9-0 win. Julien Laurens gives the latest updates on Paris Saint-Germain's January transfer targets. Marco Verratti sprained his ankle during Paris Saint-Germain's 9-0 demolition of Guingamp on Saturday, medical checks have confirmed. "The MRI has confirmed a sprained left ankle without any other injury," PSG said in a statement on ...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Paris, Italy, Paris Saint Germain, Argentina, Espn, Psg, Buenos Aires, French Ligue 1, Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti, Guingamp, Mourinho


PSG's Tuchel: Verratti injury 'worst thing that could have happened to us'

Paris Saint-Germain put on a show at the Parc des Princes with a Neymar brace alongside hat tricks from Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani marking a 9-0 win. Julien Laurens gives the latest updates on Paris Saint-Germain's January transfer targets. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel watched his team destroy Guingamp 9-0 at Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Saturday, but the German manager was downbeat after the match because of Marco Verratti's first-half injury. The Italy ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Paris, Italy, Paris Saint Germain, Psg, French Ligue 1, Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti, Guingamp, Julien Laurens, Marco, Saint Germain, Parc des Princes, Thomas Tuchel


Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo to join Tigres from Eintracht Frankfurt - sources

Carlos Salcedo is considered a key player for Mexico in the upcoming World Cup cycle. Mexico international Carlos Salcedo has agreed a move to Liga MX side Tigres from Eintracht Frankfurt, according to ESPN Mexico sources and multiple reports. Salcedo is expected to travel to Mexico to sign a deal with Ricardo Ferretti's team in what is a surprise transfer given the defender has been a regular for Eintracht Frankfurt when available. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man te...
Tags: Mexico, Football, America, Sport, Story, Italy, Transfers, Espn, Liga MX, U.A.N.L, Real Salt Lake, Eintracht Frankfurt, Carlos Salcedo, Tigres, Salcedo, Ricardo Ferretti


Alexis Sanchez set for Man United return, Fellaini out 'long term' - Solskjaer

The ESPN FC crew examine Paul Pogba's improved performances at Manchester United with the departure of Jose Mourinho. MANCHESTER, England -- Alexis Sanchez is ready to return for Manchester United but Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out with what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described as a "long-term" injury, amid speculation over the player's future at the club. Sanchez missed the win at Tottenham with a hamstring problem but returned to training on Wednesday to put himself in contentio...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Italy, Marouane Fellaini, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Brighton, Argentina, Jose Mourinho, Espn, Alexis Sanchez, United, Buenos Aires


Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata reaches personal agreement to join Atletico Madrid

Morata to join Atletico Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has agreed personal terms with Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid, according to Guillem Balague. Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has reached a personal agreement to join Atletico Madrid, says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. Readhttps://t.co/4zjIOerZfr pic.twitter.com/WEbbg3JRS3 — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 17, 2019 Morata made the switch to Chelsea in the summer of 2017 from Real Madrid for a fee of around £60m. However, the Spania...
Tags: London, Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Ac Milan, United, Udinese, Maurizio Sarri


Barcelona won't be expelled from Copa del Rey for fielding ineligible player

Barcelona currently have a five point gap on Atletico Madrid and a 10-point one on Real Madrid. Will anyone catch Barcelona this season in La Liga? Barcelona will not be expelled from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player after the RFEF Competition Committee ruled on Friday that Levante's letter of objection was received too late. "After studying the complaint and the corresponding allegations, the head of the competition has decided to maintain the result of the tie and keep ...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Barcelona, Story, La Liga, Italy, Argentina, Atletico Madrid, Espn, Barca, Levante, Buenos Aires, Spanish Copa del Rey, Mourinho, El Mundo



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