Monday, October 17, 2016

Transfer Rumours

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Charlie Upex
Tottenham are leading the race to sigh Peterborough wonderkid Leo Da Silva Lopes.

Chelsea's interest in Porto teenager Ruben Neves and AC Milan's link to Erik Lamela

James Jimbo Halstead                                                                                                           
Chelsea to resign Ramires for £20m and complete a straight swap deal for mata to return to Chelsea seeing fabregas go the other way to Man Utd

Hector Bellerin wants to, and will, join Manchester City in the 2017 summer transfer window 

a rumour is that Neil Warnock is to take over at Cardiff City,just goes to prove that football has gone mad.

Stephen Stubbs
Diego Simmeone to cut two years of his current contract at Atletico Madrid to take the reigns of current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in two seasons time.

Women's Champions League

Manchester City to face Brondby in last 16

Manchester City Women

Manchester City have been drawn to face Danish side Brondby in the last 16 of the Women's Champions League.

City, the last British side remaining in this season's competition, eased past Russian side Zvezda 2005 6-0 on aggregate in the previous round.

Three-time semi-finalists Brondby, who were seeded for Monday's draw, beat Austrian club St Polten in the last 32.

The first leg in Manchester will be held on 9 or 10 November, before the second leg on 16-17 November.

Manchester City have already clinched their first English league title this season and completed a domestic double with victory in the Continental Cup (League Cup).

Fellow English side Chelsea went out to German club Wolfsburg in the last 32, while Scottish sides Glasgow City and Hibernian were also knocked out at the same stage, after Welsh champions Cardiff Met went out in the qualifying rounds.

The 2016-17 final will be held in Cardiff on Thursday, 1 June.

The full draw for the last 16 is as follows:

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ)

Barcelona (ESP) v FC Twente (NED)

Slavia Praha (CZE) v Rosengard (SWE)

Manchester City (ENG) v Brondby (DEN)

Brescia (ITA) v Fortuna Hjorring (DEN)

Lyon (FRA) v FC Zurich (SUI)

Eskilstuna United (SWE) v Wolfsburg (GER)

Bayern M√ľnchen (GER) v Rossiyanka (RUS)

FA boss Greg Clarke says 'no issues' before England appointment: Sam Allardyce


Due diligence was carried out on Sam Allardyce before his appointment as England manager, says Football Association chairman Greg Clarke.

Allardyce, 61, left his role in September after 67 days in charge following a newspaper investigation claiming he offered advice on how to "get around" rules on player transfers.

Asked by MPs whether the FA looked into previous allegations against Allardyce made by a 2006 BBC Panorama programme, Clarke said no significant issues were found.

In response to Panorama, then Bolton manager Allardyce denied claims he had received illegal payments from agents.

An inquiry by Lord Stevens later suggested that he may have had a conflict of interest with his agent son Craig Allardyce, but it found no evidence of irregular payments.

Allardyce's stint as England manager lasted only one match following his appointment in July.

The former West Ham, Newcastle, Notts County and Blackburn boss was filmed in July 2016 telling undercover reporters it was "not a problem" to bypass rules on third-party player ownership and claimed he knew of agents who were "doing it all the time".

The Telegraph investigation also claimed that a £400,000 deal was struck for Allardyce to represent the Far East firm the reporters claimed to work for, and to be a speaker at events, although Allardyce said he would have to "run that by" the FA first.

Allardyce said he "made a significant error of judgement", but that "entrapment had won" following his departure from the England job.

He added: "Although it was made clear during the recorded conversations that any proposed arrangements would need the FA's full approval, I recognise I made some comments which have caused embarrassment."

Clarke said the FA is still waiting for the Telegraph and police to release the full information from their investigation.

Answering questions from MPs at a Commons select committee into football governance, Clarke said Allardyce was given a pay-off when he left England, but refused to disclose the sum.

On Friday, FA vice-chairman David Gill told BBC Sport that Allardyce's exit was a "complete disappointment" and that "no-one saw it coming".