Insider trading: Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min move, Manchester United midfielder bid, PSG move for Everton defender and more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He talks about Tottenham’s latest summer signing Son Heung Min and what the move means for Erik Lamela.It is also discussed what this move means for Spurs’ pursuit of Saido Berahino after news that he will likely be left out for this weekend’s fixtures.Manchester United are linked with Felipe Anderson amid reports the club have made an offer to Lazio for the midfielder and Warren gives talkSPORT his views on the rumours.Lazar Markovic has been made available for loan by Brendan Rogers and there is news of a Premier League team looking to gazump Fenerbahce’s attempts to sign the winger as well as a surprise bid for Everton’s Seamus Coleman.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:‘I think you’ve got to let him go’ – Joey Barton tells talkSPORT Everton should let John Stones join ChelseaChelsea transfer news: Chinese Sergio Ramos reveals he is on verge of Stamford Bridge switchWest Brom agree fee with Manchester United for Jonny Evans as Joleon Lescott nears Aston Villa moveManchester United launch £22m move for Felipe Anderson but Lazio will fight to keep star manDeal done! Tottenham complete £22m signing of Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung MinExclusive: Everton reject Seamus Coleman bid from Paris Saint-GermainEverton transfer news: Ukraine star confirms Toffee interest but rules out move this summerConfirmed! Swedish forward Ola Toivonen joins Sunderland on season-long loanFabio Borini latest: Watford lining up late deal for Liverpool outcastExclusive: Kevin Nolan going to stay in London following West Ham exitAston Villa rival Sampdoria for Serbian midfield star Adem LjajicSunderland snubbed as Dutch midfielder closes in on £5m Bournemouth moveSunderland striker target Moussa Sow set to make £12.5m Middle East moveWatford hoping to hijack Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic’s Fenerbahce loan‘His mentality isn’t right’ – Leeds owner Massimo Cellino calls deal off for Watford’s Fernandolast_img read more

Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes was considered for a Spain recall, reveals Vicente del Bosque

first_img Victor Valdes Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has revealed he considered naming out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes in his latest squad. Valdes has made just two senior appearances since joining Manchester United in January after recovering from a knee injury.The former Barcelona man’s relationship with United manager Louis van Gaal deteriorated during the summer and he has not been given a squad number for the 2015-16 campaign.“We were very close to bringing Victor Valdes to the team and I really liked the idea,” Del Bosque told Atresmedia.“But in the end, we acted a little bit cowardly just because of what people might say, such as that I’ve lost my mind or those sort of things.“It was a time when Valdes needed support and why couldn’t we have given it ourselves?“I know that we have to call up the best players, that we need to prepare for the future, one that he might not be a part of.“But without a doubt it would have been a good idea to have called him up.”Valdes earned 20 caps for Spain and was a member of the squad that won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship two years later.“He is a unique man, special and very good for the national team,” Del Bosque said. “At times there is a need for humanity.”The 33-year-old saw his transfer to Turkish side Besiktas fall through last week after failing to agree personal terms and is under contract with United until next summer.Spain take on Slovakia in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Oviedo before travelling to Skopje to face Macedonia three days later. 1last_img read more

Jose Mourinho labels his side as ‘ridiculous’ after Champions League defeat to Porto

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho labeled his side’s defensive errors as “ridiculous” after Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by his former club Porto.The Blues lost to the Portuguese side on Mourinho’s first return to the club in 2004-05 and history repeated itself at Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday as Andre Andre and Maicon scored either side of Willian’s free-kick.Chelsea, who have now lost five times in all competitions this season, are now third in Group G after Dynamo Kiev beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0.Mourinho, who had criticised the attitude of his players on the eve of the game, said: “It was a good performance with two ridiculous mistakes.“Sometimes you make that kind of mistake and you are not punished. We were punished.“The second goal for us is a ridiculous mistake. We watch dozens of repetitions of Porto taking corners.“We were completely ready for that and in a moment where the game is completely under control and we were preparing a change, to concede that goal is ridiculous.”Mourinho reacted to the abject draw at Newcastle by dropping Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic to the substitutes’ bench, alongside captain John Terry, while leaving Loic Remy, Radamel Falcao and Oscar at home.But Mourinho refused to rebuke his players again, although Chelsea were easily exposed for Andre’s opener.“I don’t think my players deserve me to be critical of them, apart from the two mistakes that are difficult to accept,” he said. “I’m not going to point the finger to one or to another. The two mistakes that cost us the game, a game that was fantastic.”last_img read more

Two key players out but who will be missed more in Spurs v Chelsea?

first_imgTottenham v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT at 12pm on Sunday 29 November (GMT).Spurs will be without Dele Alli in the London derby at White Hart Lane, with Chelsea likely to be missing captain John Terry.Midfielder Alli picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the recent 4-1 win against West Ham meaning he will serve a one-match ban. Terry, meanwhile, injured his ankle in the Champions League game in Tel Aviv and is expected to be out of the Sunday clash.But who will be missed more? 1 Who will be missed more: Dele Alli or John Terry when Spurs take on Chelsea last_img read more

Colchester United 1-4 Tottenham: Nacer Chadli bags a brace as Spurs down League One opponents in the FA Cup

first_img1 Tottenham progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup as they demolished League One opponents Colchester United 4-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.Belgium star Nacer Chadli struck twice, while Eric Dier and Tom Carroll were also on the scoresheet, with the hosts’ only goal coming via a Ben Davies own goal.It was almost total domination from Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted by the professional job carried out by his side early on Saturday afternoon in talkSPORT’s live commentary.The game was halted for an extended period of time after just two minutes as Colchester defenders Alex Wynter and Tom Eastman clashed heads while attempting to head the ball clear. The former was left stricken, and eventually stretchered off, while the latter received treatment for a cut on his head.When proceedings got fully underway, Kieran Trippier looked dangerous on the right flank, bombing forward at every opportunity, while Christian Eriksen, Chadli and Erik Lamela all had early chances either saved or blocked.Colchester, meanwhile, gave Michel Vorm a scare with an awkward ball tossed towards his backline, but the Dutchman did well to head clear of danger.The League One side sat far too deep on occasions and, with 12 minutes on the clock, Lamela’s delicately curled strike clipped the post with Jake Kean beaten.Eastman, who had return to the fray heavily bandaged, helped the hosts keep Spurs at bay with two excellent blocks as he threw his body on the line, but eventually, due to his earlier injury, he was replaced by ex-Fulham defender Matthew Briggs.Danish star Eriksen blasted over as Tottenham continued their relentless assault and Colchester’s defence was finally breached after 27 minutes as Chadli’s strike from a sweet Lamela through ball crashed past Kean and into the net.The on-loan Norwich goalkeeper stood no chance with the Belgian’s strike but did superbly to deny a close range Harry Kane header before Darren Ambrose saw an effort blocked by Eric Dier, who was playing at centre back instead of his usual midfield role.Colchester improved as the match wore on but were unable to truly test Spurs, until seven minutes into the second period when Ambrose’s strike was deflected beyond the post.Lamela, moments earlier, had shanked a shot just wide when well placed and despite some good fight from Keen’s side, but any nerves were settled after 64 minutes as Dier’s long range deflected strike beat the goalkeeper.Colchester nearly found a route back into the tie when Marvin Sordell capitalised on a slip from goalscorer Dier, but the Olympian slid his shot onto the post with Vorm beaten.And with that let off, Tottenham made their opponents pay with Chadli nodding home his second of the game from Trippier’s cross.The hosts did get a goal as Gavin Massey’s shot cannoned off the post and slammed into the net off the unlucky Davies with nine minutes to go.But Tottenham were not in the mood to allow them further back into the tie and Carroll polished of a well-crafted move with a shot into the roof of the net from close range. Nacer Chadli celebrates last_img read more

Pochettino: Belief will be Tottenham’s greatest weapon against Manchester City

first_img Tottenham celebrate their 3-0 win over Norwich Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he side’s self-belief will give them the advantage when Spurs travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in Sunday’s top of the table clash.Victory would see second-place Spurs move four points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s side on a weekend that could prove pivotal in the title race, with Arsenal hosting surprise leaders Leicester in the day’s earlier kick off.Tottenham can take confidence from their 4-1 win over City at White Hart Lane in September, but Pochettino insists their current form is more important than past results.“The past is not important, the important thing is the level we are at now,” Pochettino said.“The team believes they can win. This is the most important thing. Now we just need to show we can win.“We have confidence and trust in ourselves. Football though is football. It is important to show we are better than them but we expect a very tough game because Manchester City have very good players.Spurs have the best defensive record in the top flight and boast some of the league’s most in form players – notably 15-goal striker Harry Kane – and go into the game as favourites against an ailing City defence.Despite City’s recent disappointments, however – losing to Leicester and only drawing against the likes of Everton and West Ham – the quality of imperial striker Sergio Aguero will surely pose a threat for in-form Tottenham.The Argentine has struggled with injuries this season but is now fit and in hot form, having scored seven goals in his last five matches.He also relishes playing against Spurs. He has found the net ten times in eight appearances against the north Londoners and scored all four in City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham in 2014.Tottenham will go into the game without top defender Jan Vertonghen, who is currently sidelined with injury, but Pochettino is confident stand-in centre-back Kevin Wimmer can shackle the Man City hitman.“After playing against Crystal Palace, Colchester, Norwich and Watford, I think he has showed good maturity,” Pochettino said of the Austria international.“And he showed good communication with Toby Alderweireld and with Eric Dier when we played with Dier at Colchester.“He is a very clever player, and has enough quality to play for us.“Yes it is a big test, but not only for Kevin, but for the team, for the squad. Every time that you challenge one of the best players or teams, it is always a big challenge.“But it is a collective challenge. They need to feel it is a collective challenge, not an individual one.“But I understand that is maybe his position, he needs to challenge one of the best strikers in the world.” 1last_img read more

Chelsea opinion: Conte, Simeone or Allegri – does it matter who gets the job?

first_imgI’m not in support of such ruthlessness, far from it. Chelsea, regardless of their success under Abramovich, have been embarrassing, arrogantly turning their back on some of the finest names on offer in management with no care for the image it has consequently depicted of the Premier League.  The return of the adored Mourinho, two summers ago, was intended to signify a change in such impatience at the club – that didn’t go quite to plan, did it? The Portuguese coach penned a four-year contract extension three months after lifting the English title, taking his expiration date to 2019. Another sign that Abramovich was finally determined on longevity. Mourinho himself confidently stated after agreeing the new deal, “I said when I returned here two years ago that I have a special feeling for this club and nothing changed. It is the club closest to my heart and I am very happy to know I will be staying here for a long time.”Four months later he was sacked. The speculation on who could take over at Chelsea in the summer has intensified.Guus Hiddink, since agreeing an interim position with the club two days after Jose Mourinho was sacked, has performed admirably, lifting the mood of a disconsolate Stamford Bridge faithful, with only one defeat, to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, in his 14 games in charge. All the while such glamorous names as Diego Simeone, Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte have been linked with taking over on a permanent basis in the summer.But as the season approaches its final straight and the rumour mill picks up speed, I’ve been asking myself: who cares which manager gets the long-term job at Chelsea? Or rather, how important is the next man to take his seat in the Stamford Bridge dugout with a so-called permanent contract?Many rightly bemoan the contemporary habit of dismissing managers long before their contract expires, believing it’s detrimental not just to a club’s reputation, but future. However, Chelsea – or rather Roman Abramovich – have banished this notion. Chelsea’s next permanent coach will no doubt be handed a likewise lucrative lengthy deal, but it’s a hollow invitation. Whatever contract their next manager receives will be equally as meaningless.So whether it’s Simeone, Allegri, Conte, Hiddink, maybe even Manuel Pellegrini that next takes to the stage at Stamford Bridge, it simply doesn’t matter.We can spend our time discussing how the Blues might line up under the above managers, what formation they could utilise, the players that may top their transfer wish list.Ultimately, though, only one man influences proceedings at Chelsea Football Club – and it’s not the figure standing in the dugout, as John Terry has harshly been reminded. 4 4 After the Russian assumed ownership in 2003, the Blues have gone on to lift 15 trophies – under 10 different managers.Four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League and one Europa League have entered their now glittering trophy cabinet.Hiddink could add a fifth FA Cup, perhaps even a Champions League triumph. After all they’ve done it before under an interim boss, much to the amazement of their rivals. So, chopping and changing head coaches isn’t quite as destructive to a club’s success, it seems. 4 Roman Abramovich is currently searching for Chelsea’s next permanent manager 4last_img read more

Video: Atletico Madrid star Griezmann strikes to dent Real Madrid’s title hopes

first_img1 Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann celebrates Real Madrid’s hopes of winning La Liga look to be all but over after they lost 1-0 to rivals Atletico at the Bernabeu.Zinedine Zidane’s side, who could be 12 points behind Barcelona by tomorrow night, looked out of sorts and he condemned his team’s display as they lost to Antoine Griezmann’s second half goal.“We were not as ready for the game as we thought we were. We needed to run more, against a rival who had played just three days earlier,” Zidane told a press conference.“In a game like this, you have to do more, run more, put our foot in more, do more. If you don’t do this against the second-best team in the league, this is what happens.”French star Griezmann netted after 53 minutes when he spun away from Luka Modric in midfield and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner after a one-two with Filipe Luis.You can see the only goal of the game below…last_img read more

Driver killed in street race

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityParagas is being held in county custody at $70,000 bail and has a court date scheduled for October 9, according to Sheriff’s Department records. The two were driving side by side just north of Gallatin Road, when they came upon a slower moving vehicle in the right lane, according to the CHP report. To avoid the slower car, Ramirez pulled onto the right shoulder and accelerated past it, while Paragas passed it in the left lane. Ramirez lost control of his 2005 Mitsubishi Evo while on the shoulder and spun left across the concrete divider and into opposite traffic, where he collided head on with a 2005 VW Jetta carrying four people. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene, but the four people in the Jetta suffered only minor injuries, according to the CHP report. PICO RIVERA – A high speed race in an unincorporated area north of Pico Rivera resulted in the death of one driver, and an arrest for manslaughter for another. Brian Ramirez, 18, of Los Angeles, was killed while racing against Fitzgerald Paragas, 18, down Rosemead Boulevard at 90 mph around 7:00 on Sunday night, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Paragas survived the crash with minor injuries, but was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, because of the death of Ramirez. “If you are in a high speed race, any injury in that race can result in you being charged with a crime,” said CHP Office John Seumanutafa. Officer Seumanutafa said that Paragas also was involved in the collision, possibly when Ramirez spun left across the road. He also suffered only minor injuries.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Homeless settlement reached tentatively in L.A.

first_imgEnding a contentious lawsuit that brought the city’s efforts to deal with the homeless at Skid Row into question, the Los Angeles City Council and the American Civil Liberties Union reached a tentative settlement Tuesday that will allow the homeless to remain on city streets overnight. Under terms of the settlement described by officials, a “10-foot rule” is to be put into place prohibiting the homeless from sitting, lying or sleeping within that distance from any business or residential entrance. At the same time, police will be prohibited from arresting the homeless between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. if they are in any other location. The agreement will remain in effect until the city builds 1,250 new units of affordable housing, including 50 percent of them on Skid Row. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOfficials with the city and the ACLU said they would not comment on the agreement. The original court ruling last year determined the city’s law banning the homeless from sitting, sleeping or lying on public sidewalks was unconstitutional. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the city had failed to provide enough shelter beds for the homeless and it was illegal to arrest them when there was no other place for them to go. The ruling prompted the city to allocate funds for an additional 500 beds even as it stepped up its enforcement effort for other crimes with a Safer Cities Initiative that resulted in a crackdown on drug dealing and other crimes within the Skid Row area. The council had rejected previous settlement offers that would have blocked police from making arrests during the day or establish an encampment area in one part of Skid Row. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more