The Montreal Impact have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Drogba, who was released by the west London side at the end of the season, will officially join the Canadian club when he receives his Canadian work permit.
Impact President Joey Saputo told the club’s official website: It’s an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact. From the first conversation I had with him, I felt that he really wanted to play in Montreal.
‘This is one of the biggest days in club history and his arrival to the club will be beneficial in every aspect. Read more... (337 words, 1 image, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
To help with Antonio Conte prepare better for Euro 2016, Serie A has moved their schedule up a few weeks, meaning opening day is less than a month away. Yikes. Despite the early start, Roma’s opening month-and-a-half doesn’t look too bad, apart from their week two encounter with four-time reigning champion Juventus.
We have tickets to all of AS Roma’s games this season both home and away. If you are going to Rome to take in a game, check our the stadium seating chart as well as directions to the Stadio Olimpico Read more... (714 words, 1 image, estimated 2:51 mins reading time)
The 2015/16 Serie A schedule been released. Inter have a good start to the season with Atalanta at home on 23 August followed by a trip to Carpi the following week. Then comes the international break which is followed immediately by the Milan derby.
Overall it looks like a friendly schedule as Inter avoid back to back to back weeks against the teams they will be competing with for a champions league place. Read more... (819 words, 1 image, estimated 3:17 mins reading time)
John Stammers in the Mirror is reporting that Theo Walcott has agreed a new contract at Arsenal and that the Gunners will fficially confirm the new contract in the next two weeks, certainly before the start of the Premier League season when they play West Ham at home.
The 26-year-old England international was set to enter the last year of his current deal, but after a summer of talks between the player and his representatives, negotiations ended successfully.
The deal will keep Walcott at the Emirates until 2019 and put his salary in the £100,000 a week bracket and make him one of the club’s highest earners. Read more... (445 words, 1 image, estimated 1:47 mins reading time)
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For all his posturing about how much he wanted to join Manchester United, at the end of the day all Sergio Ramos apparently wanted was more money from Real Madrid. And by all accounts he will get it.
According to MARCA, Madrid president Florentino Pérez and club director José Ángel Sánchez met with Ramos and his agent, brother René, in China on Sunday.
The four of them sung Kumbaya after Perez apologized for the all the leaked information and rumours that had come from the club regarding the player and his brother. Pérez reportedly also told his captain that the Spanish giants will not sell him this summer, even if he hands in a transfer request. Read more... (329 words, 1 image, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
Unbelievable comments from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over the weekend when the Blues manager accused Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool of trying to “buy the title”.
Both clubs have invested heavily this summer in a bid to challenge reigning champions Chelsea, with United adding five new players in the transfer window and Liverpool seven.
With both clubs spending in nearly £80m in rebuilding their squad, Chelsea have been uncharacteristically quiet, with the loan signing of Radamel Falcao the only notable business to date to occur at Stamford Bridge. Read more... (437 words, 1 image, estimated 1:45 mins reading time)
It’s a revolving door for Argentina players at Old Trafford with Angel Di Maria heading to PSG and his international teammate, goalkeeper Sergio Romero arriving on a three-year deal.
The 28-year-old will replace Victor Valdes, who was shown the door at Old Trafford after apparently refusing to play for United’s second team.
“To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me,” said Romero in a statement on the club’s website.
“Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.” Read more... (343 words, 1 image, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
It promises to be a record breaking transfer summer in England as Manchester United and Manchester City are both poised to spend close to £200 million to get back into race for the Premier League title again. Arsenal have already signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech while Liverpool have done their buying early.
The summer transfer window is open, and you can keep up to date with all the latest activity with transfer page as we approach the start of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season. Read more... (1059 words, 1 image, estimated 4:14 mins reading time)
CONCACAF got exactly what it wanted. The 2013 Gold Cup winners (USA) v the 2017 Gold Cup winners (Mexico) will meet in a winner take all match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on 9 October for a place in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.
The one-game playoff was made necessary when Mexico won the 2015 Gold Cup. Had the U.S. won the tournament, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side would have automatically advanced to the Confederations Cup.
Mexico defeated Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday’s Gold Cup Final in Philadelphia. The United States crashed out of the tournament in the semifinals, falling 2-1 to Jamaica in Atlanta. Read more... (262 words, 1 image, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
European and Spanish champions Barcelona will “fight” to stop the best players joining the Premier League, says the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The Premier League’s new £5.1bn television deal will give English clubs huge financial power from the 2016-17 season. But European champions Barcelona feel they can combat the threat.
“We are going to fight against the Premier League. We want to have the best players in our league,” Bartomeu told BBC Sport.
“It’s true that the Premier League right now is the best league competition in the world, not only in a sporting way but in terms of income too.” Read more... (377 words, 1 image, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
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