Man United line up shock world record move for Gareth Bale

Could Gareth Bale and Gerard Pique both swap La Liga for the Premier League within the next few months?

Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Manchester United could go back in for $145m-rated forward Gareth Bale after the Welshman lost his place in the Real Madrid first team to Isco.

Chelsea are considering a $38.7m January bid for Gerard Pique – who is unwanted at Barcelona.

Out-of-form Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone is set to be axed for the clash with Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned his under-fire team to be ready for a make-or-break week. City face three crucial games in seven days – starting tonight against Newcastle.

A Uruguayan newspaper has claimed that Luis Suarez’s Barcelona team-mates did not help him on his debut against Real Madrid. El Observador noted that Lionel Messi did not pass to the former Liverpool striker at any stage during the 3-1 defeat.


Mario Balotelli is on Napoli’s wanted list, and will test Brendan Rodgers’ resolve with a $18m offer in January.

Aston Villa are eyeing winger Bakary Sako from rivals Wolves in a bid to add more cutting edge.

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand has revealed he could quit Chelsea for a permanent move to the Saints in the summer.

Bolton boss Neil Lennon is trying to sign out-of-favour Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists his side are still in Premier League title hunt

Hull’s Steve Bruce is a shock Fulham managerial candidate as bookies slash odds on him taking over

Newcastle United right-back Daryl Janmaat has insisted Newcastle want to win a cup – despite the boardroom saying silverware is not a priority.

Newcastle face a Capital One cup clash with Manchester City tonight in a bid to reach the quarter-finals.


Arsenal are tracking Sevilla and Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 24, who has a buy-out clause of $38.7m.

Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has been axed from this weekend’s list of officials for speaking to Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock in a private telephone call, hours after the 2-2 draw with West Brom at the weekend. He also stunned referees’ bosses by leaving the Hawthorns in his own car to travel to an Ed Sheeran concert.


Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli found the net in Liverpool’s 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Swansea, but is embroiled in a new row after appearing to flick Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey’s ear as they argued after the final whistle.

Executive Alexander Koch has made an extraordinary claim that FIFA spent three times more than Brazil on staging the 2014 World Cup. The corporate communications manager told the host city summit that $600m for temporary structures was the real cost for Brazil – whereas the governing body forked out $1.7bn.

Swansea vice-chairman Leigh Dineen has called on all Premier League clubs to reduce ticket prices.

The average yearly wage of a League Two manager is $80,000, compared with the $5m for a Premier League boss.


Manchester United are considering a move for unsettled Roma full-back Ashley Cole.

Arsenal lead the race for Bayern Munich and AC and Milan target Goncalo Guedes, 17, of Benfica.

Stoke have switched defender Ryan Shawcross from man-marking to zonal on corners amid fears he is being targeted by officials after his recent sending off against Swansea.

New Birmingham boss Gary Rowett believes anything but an easy life awaits him, but he is confident he can lift them from "rock bottom".

Barcelona have produced more footballers playing in Europe’s top leagues than any other club, according to recent research.

Vincent Tan is set to be unveiled as the new owner of an MLS football team in America. The controversial Cardiff owner is part of a three-man consortium bidding to buy a Los Angeles franchise.

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell could emerge as the surprise answer to the team’s defensive crisis.

New Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has been promised his old job back in charge of Leeds academy if things go wrong.

Adel Taarabt’s hopes of returning to QPR’s starting line-up have suffered a setback after he was ruled unfit to play in an U21 game yesterday.


The highly influential chairman of the European Club Association Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is lobbying FIFA and UEFA in an attempt to ensure the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is played in April and May – rather than the winter months.