Maurizio Sarri admitted that if Chelsea were as strong as they thought they were, the players shouldn’t need a manager to win after their 4-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth. Maurizio Sarri explains why he locked his players in the dressing room after their 4-0 loss to Bournemouth. Julien Laurens and the ESPN FC crew assess
Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says if he was Callum Hudson-Odoi, he would take the chance and go to Bayern Munich if they want him. Bayern Munich have signed American teenager Taylor Booth from Real Salt Lake’s academy, the club announced on Thursday. Booth, 17, will join the defending Bundesliga champions on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Despite a rather quiet January transfer window, ESPN FC’s Stevie Nicol assesses a few potential moves surrounding Marouane Fellaini, Yannick Carrasco and more. Eliaquim Mangala will see out the final six months of his Manchester City contract after there was no serious interest in the defender during the transfer deadline day, sources have told ESPN
The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs closes on Thursday (find out league-by-league deadlines here.) Transfer Talk has been scouring the world’s media and setting correspondents loose to see who could be heading to or from your club. Click here for the latest deals and keep a track of who has joined the big boys.
After Man City’s shock 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, our ESPN FC crew discuss the fragile side of Pep Guardiola’s team. Manchester City winger Rabbi Matondo has become the latest British youngster to sign for an overseas club after joining German side Schalke 04 on a four-year contract on Wednesday. The 18-year-old’s decision to leave the
The Exploding Heads try to put a smile back on the out-of-favour players in the Premier League by setting up a charity fund during this transfer window. Ale Moreno breaks down Miguel Almiron’s strengths and weaknesses and explains what Newcastle fans can expect from their newest transfer. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists Callum Hudson-Odoi will
Ian Darke explains the role Sir Alex Ferguson could play in deciding the next Man United boss as the FC crew discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard as being a ‘big game player’ after scoring against Arsenal in their FA Cup win. Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is
Juventus have signed Martin Caceres from Lazio, with Medhi Benatia completing a move to Qatari club Al-Duhail. Allegri told a news conference ahead of Juve’s game with with Lazio on Sunday that Benatia had asked to leave after growing unhappy about his lack of playing time in the first half of the season and said the
Former Atletico Madrid ball boy Alvaro Morata is excited to live a childhood dream after joining the club on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea despite having played at Real Madrid. Craig Burley breaks down what Gonzalo Higuain will offer Chelsea that Alvaro Morata couldn’t during his time at Stamford Bridge. Alvaro Morata has insisted
Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says if he was Callum Hudson-Odoi, he would take the chance and go to Bayern Munich if they want him. LONDON — Maurizio Sarri has said Chelsea have assured him Callum Hudson-Odoi will still be at the club next season after the 18-year-old’s request to join Bayern Munich for £35
Craig Burley breaks down what Gonzalo Higuain will offer Chelsea that Alvaro Morata couldn’t during his time at Stamford Bridge. Gonzalo Higuain has hit back at criticism he is a mercenary for deciding to cut short his loan spell at AC Milan and join Chelsea until the end of the season. Italy’s interior minister Matteo
Alexis Nunes and Craig Burley run the rule over the latest big transfer rumours. Inter Milan general manager Beppe Marotta has conceded it would be hard to stand in the way of Ivan Perisic as he seeks a move to Arsenal. Unai Emery is interested in the Croatia winger, who has put in a transfer
Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says if he was Callum Hudson-Odoi, he would take the chance and go to Bayern Munich if they want him. ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno delves into the marked differences he sees in Philippe Coutinho since he left Liverpool and joined Barcelona. After Tottenham’s FA Cup exit, Craig Burley accuses Gab
Manchester City cruise into the FA Cup 5th Round with a comfortable 5-0 win over Burnley at The Etihad. Ahead of the FA Cup Fourth round this weekend, ESPN went to the highest ranked team left in the competition, Manchester City, to the lowest ranked team, Barnet, to find what the FA Cup means to
Gab Marcotti cites lucrative contracts and a sense of confusion at the club as reasons Arsenal are unlikely to sign new players in January. Inter Milan general manager Beppe Marotta has confirmed that Ivan Perisic has asked to leave the club this month, but added that a suitable offer for the Arsenal target has not
The FC panel examine which team would win out if Gonzalo Higuain goes to Chelsea, Alvaro Morata joins Atletico Madrid and Krzysztof Piatek moves to Milan. Spain striker Alvaro Morata said on Sunday he had passed a medical at Atletico Madrid, with a loan move to the La Liga side from Chelsea expected to be
Gelson Martins has struggled for playing time in Spain. Monaco have completed the loan signing of Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid. Martins, 23, has made only 12 appearances under manager Diego Simeone since joining them in a controversial move last July when he rescinded his contract at Sporting Lisbon and left the club on a free transfer.
The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world’s media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to/out of your club this month. TOP STORY: Hazard is Real’s top target Real Madrid have made Eden Hazard their No. 1 priority as they look
Craig Burley breaks down what Gonzalo Higuain will offer Chelsea that Alvaro Morata couldn’t during his time at Stamford Bridge. Gab Marcotti provides an update on Chelsea’s pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain, after he was left out of Milan’s squad for the second straight match. Steve Nicol sounds off on Maurizio Sarri’s comments about not being
Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens up to ESPN FC about Paul Pogba’s revitalization since Jose Mourinho’s departure and likens it to his disagreements with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner sift through the more notable FA Cup fourth round matches, including Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United. Ryan Giggs expresses his delight with Ole Gunnar