Raheem Sterling felt he would sign a new contract at Liverpool before Brendan Rodgers sparked a shift in proceedings in February. Sterling reportedly viewed Rodgers’ comments that he had been offered “an incredible deal for a young player” as a ploy to paint him as the bad-boy, and the midfielder ended up at Manchester City.
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng believes Chelsea’s struggles in the Premier League will make them more of a danger in the Champions League this season.
A Charlton fan has been arrested on suspicion of punching Crystal Palace’s bald eagle mascot Kayla at Selhurst Park in September.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is ready to sell striker Jermain Defoe to add funds to his January transfer war-chest, which could be as much as £15m. QPR striker Charlie Austin could head to the Stadium of Light as a replacement for Defoe.
Ruud van Nistelrooy is rooting for Jamie Vardy to equal his Premier League goalscoring record on Saturday after the former Manchester United striker wished the Leicester City forward good luck.
Steve McClaren has likened his challenge at Newcastle to turning around the Titanic.
Tottenham are planning to spend £25m on new deals to keep England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli at White Hart Lane in the long term.
Real Madrid opted to sign David Beckham instead of Ronaldinho back in 2003 because, according to those close to club president Florentino Flores, he believed the Brazil superstar was ‘too ugly’.
Tony Pulis says Saido Berahino is only just recovering from his failed Tottenham move and reckons the West Brom striker is finally ready to recover his form.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has begun negotiations over a contract extension.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could try to scupper Chelsea’s move for Everton defender John Stones, even though the Goodison Park club’s manager Roberto Martinez has reiterated his desire to keep the England centre-back.
Gokhan Inler’s agent says the Switzerland midfielder will look for a January loan move away from Leicester City, if he continues to be overlooked for a place in Claudio Ranieri’s first team.
Watford skipper Troy Deeney will be watched by his old friends from prison as he completes a remarkable rags to riches story against Manchester United.
Celtic’s Norwegian midfielder Stefan Johansen has been given an extended holiday as he tries to end an alarming form slump and rebuild shattered confidence.
Louis van Gaal has included academy product Marcus Rashford in his Manchester United squad for the trip to Watford.
Louis van Gaal fears Manchester United made a mistake by allowing Adnan Januzaj to join Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan, such is the club’s injury crisis.
West Ham ‘keeper Adrian (full name Adrian San Miguel) says the beers will be on him if the club beat fierce rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
Cheick Tiote says he is committed to getting Newcastle United out of trouble as rumours about a January transfer continue to swirl.
Newcastle’s Gabriel Obertan is facing another four months on the sidelines with a recurrence of his hamstring problems.
Shakhtar Donetsk have told Chelsea it will take a bid of at least £30m to sign striker Alex Teixeira.
In a wide-ranging interview, Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores – the godson of Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano – reveals that he is addicted to running and his family ‘are actors and artists but they fight a lot for success’.
Chelsea have been told striker Alex Teixeira will cost them at least £30m if they look to add the Shakhtar Donetsk goalscorer in January.
Marouane Fellaini has been urged to leave Manchester United by Belgium boss Marc Wilmots for the sake of his international career.
Midfielder Sebastian Larsson could also find himself on the way out of Sunderland in January.
West Ham chief Karren Brady believes stadium resolution gives her club bragging rights whether they win or lose Sunday’s derby.
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson isn’t up for more league construction chat and has told Falkirk they are wasting their time talking about a 16-team league.