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Zaha makes permanent Crystal Palace return

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Wilfied Zaha on a permanent move from Manchester United after initially joining on loan in the summer. Goal reported on Sunday that the 22-year-old has been allowed to leave United after Louis van Gaal became unconvinced of his long-term future at the club. “I wasn’t getting much game time at Manchester United so ... Read More »

Wolfsburg Capture Andre Schurrle

Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea, with the Germany international signing a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Bundesliga club. The World Cup winner started and scored in the Blues’ first Premier League match of the season, away to Burnley, but has since found first-team opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge. Schurrle has made just five starts in the ... Read More »

Chelsea Agrees To Sign Cuadrado

Chelsea have agreed to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina with Mohamed Salah moving in the opposite direction on an 18-month loan deal, Goal can confirm. The Premier League leaders will pay £24.8 million for the Colombia international, who starred at the 2014 World Cup and had attracted strong interest from Manchester United last summer. Chelsea had previously been told that ... Read More »

Mourinho Hit With FA Fine

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 by the Football Association for bringing the game into disrepute. The charge relates to comments he made following the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s on 28 December. Mourinho was angered after Cesc Fabregas was booked for simulation leading the Chelsea boss to claim there was a ‘campaign’ against his ... Read More »

Barca Sees Off Athletico Madrid In Cup Cracker

Barcelona defeated nine-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 to progress to the last four of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate after a sensationally volatile encounter in the Spanish capital. The Blaugrana arrived at the Vicente Calderon with a one-goal advantage from last week’s first leg at Camp Nou but Fernando Torres levelled the tie on aggregate inside 60 seconds with ... Read More »

Last Gasp Winner Takes Juventus To Cup Final

Juventus moved a step closer to ending their Coppa Italia drought as substitute Alvaro Morata’s 89th-minute goal saw them edge Parma 1-0 in a scrappy quarter-final on Wednesday. No side has won the competition more times than the Bianconeri, but the reigning Serie A champions have not tasted success since 1995. They seem destined for a fourth successive Scudetto crown, ... Read More »

Luis Figo Declares Interest In FIFA Presidency

Portugal legend, Luis Figo, has announced his decision to run for FIFA president at this year’s election as he aims to dethrone the organisation’s current leader, Sepp Blatter. The deadline for candidates to declare their bid is Thursday, with Figo securing the required backing of five FIFA member associations. “I care about football, so what I’m seeing regarding the image ... Read More »

Ivanovic sends Blues to Wembley

Branislav Ivanovic’s thumping extra-time header sealed Chelsea’s spot in the League Cup final after an incident-packed 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Neither side could be separated after 90 pulsating minutes in the semi-final second leg before Ivanovic leapt highest to meet Willian’s free-kick in the 94th minute to wrap up a 2-1 aggregate win and a ... Read More »

Ex-Eagles goalkeeper Agbonivbare is dead

Just days after players of FC Bacelona and Rayo Volecano lined up behind a banner as a sign of solidarity on account of his being diagnosed with cancer, former Nigerian international, Wilson Agbonibvare is dead. Agbonibvare who played for the Madrid-based Rayo Volecano for years reportedly passed on yesterday due to cancer-related complications. The football world are already mourning the ... Read More »

Man City prepares private jet for Toure, Bony

The message to Toure from boss Manuel Pellegrini is clear: Save Our Season. The midfield kingpin’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign could be over as early as Wednesday should the Cote d’ Ivoire lose a group decider to Cameroon. And the faltering champions, fresh from its shock FA Cup home loss to Middlesbrough, aim to jet Toure and new £28m ... Read More »