Browsing: England

Six-year-old ‘superhero’ Bradley Lowery died in his parents’ arms today after losing his long and brave battle with cancer. The young Sunderland fan earned the love and admiration of millions as he fought the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma and in his short life raised more than £1million to help others through his Bradley’s Fight charity. Today his bereft mother Gemma revealed on Bradley’s Facebook page that her son had died at 1.35pm. She said: ‘My brave boy has went with the angels today, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family. He was our little superhero and put the…

Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £75m with Everton for striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old Belgium international scored 25 Premier League goals last season. United, who have been chasing Lukaku for most of the summer, will not now be pursuing their interest in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The move for Lukaku is not connected to talks aimed at taking United forward Wayne Rooney to Everton. Jose Mourinho’s side are hopeful of concluding a deal in time for Lukaku to join the squad before they depart for a pre-season tour to the United States on Sunday. The striker was…

Alexandre Lacazette became our second signing of the summer on Wednesday when he agreed to join us from French club, Lyon. We spoke to our new striker for the first time and discussed why he wanted to join us, being inspired by Thierry Henry, the secret to his chance conversion rate and more. Click the ‘Play’ button above to watch our interview and you can also read a transcript here: Alexandre, congratulations – how does it feel to be an Arsenal player? I am, of course, delighted and very proud too because Arsenal is a legendary club. Throughout my childhood,…

John Terry has signed for Aston Villa to continue his playing career beyond the age of 37 in the Championship. Villa owner and chairman Dr Tony Xia confirmed the Chelsea legend’s arrival on Monday morning, tweeting: ‘Welcome JT to Birmingham city…Aston Villa! #UTV! @AVFCOfficial Announcement shortly!’ Local rivals Birmingham City had also been chasing Terry before Steve Bruce convinced the 36-year-old to head for Villa Park — with Xia clearly poking fun at Villa’s neighbours in his tweet. Terry had been in search of a new challenge since agreeing with Chelsea that his 22 years at the club had come…

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has begged fans to support manager Arsene Wenger and says the club are looking to sign “top-quality” players. Wenger, 67, signed a new two-year deal with the club in May, despite protests from some supporters, and says Arsenal can win the Premier League next year. Arsenal won the FA Cup but failed to make the Champions League for the first time in Wenger’s reign last season. “I want the atmosphere to be united,” Gazidis said at a fans’ event. “It has been a struggle because we haven’t had that. There has been disagreement. There has been a lack of unity and…

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has described Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro as “perfect” signings as the pair reportedly close in on moves to Stamford Bridge. Monaco midfielder Bakayoko is poised to join Chelsea for £40 million, while Sandro is set for a club record £60 million move from Juventus. Bakayoko produced some excellent performances for a vibrant young Monaco side last season – he had an average pass accuracy of 87% in Ligue 1 – and Burley believes that the 22-year-old would be an excellent acquisition. Burley told ESPN FC: “Well last summer all the talk was Fabinho, who…

Crystal Palace have announced the appointment of Frank De Boer as their new manager. De Boer, 47, has agreed a three-year deal with the south London club. The former Netherlands defender, who played for Ajax, Barcelona and Rangers, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who stood down after securing Palace’s Premier League status at the end of last season. “It is a great honour to take charge of such an historic club, a club that is known around the world for its hugely proud and passionate fan base,” De Boer told cpfc.co.uk. De Boer has enjoyed a successful coaching career, guiding Ajax to…

Liverpool have completed the signing of Roma forward Mohamed Salah on a five-year deal, with the fee rising to £34.3m, according to Sky sources. Jurgen Klopp’s side had an initial offer of £28m rejected earlier in June ,but they have been dogged in their pursuit of the former Chelsea player and that persistence has been rewarded, with the contract officially beginning on July 1. The 25-year-old had a medical at the Melwood training ground on Thursday and will wear the No 11 shirt next season, with Roberto Firmino switching to take the No 9 shirt. “Mohamed has the perfect mix…

The government of Tanzania has asked SportPesa Limited to organise a friendly match between Everton and Young Africans or Simba SC on July 12 at the National Stadium. This comes in the wake of reports that newly crowned SportPesa Super Cup champions Gor Mahia want next month’s friendly match against Everton to be held in Nairobi instead of Dar es Salaam as announced earlier. Director of Sports Development in the ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports Yusuph Singo confirmed that yesterday that they would like to see the English Premier League side face one of the country’s football heavyweights…

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August. Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace. Spurs’ first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte’s champions on the second weekend of the season. The precise date of games will be set once TV schedules have been decided. The league is set to finish on Sunday 13 May 2018, a week earlier than last season, with the World Cup finals in Russia starting on 14 June. The…

1 2 3 4 5 10