Friday, December 27, 2013

All the latest transfer gossip across Europe!

Here is a round up of all the latest transfer gossip across Europe today!

Is your club involved?

Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Monaco, PSG, Brighton, Hull City, Sunderland, Napoli, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Benfica, Crystal Palace, Atlético Madrid, Everton, Manchester City, Arsenal, Lyon, Tottenham, Schalke, Roma, Fulham, West Ham, Al Ain, Stoke City, Morecambe, Kuban Krasnodar and Bastia..............are all caught up in the latest transfer news/rumours across Europe, as we speak.

Manchester United have been told by Borussia Dortmund that they will have to pay up to £40m to sign 24 year-old Germany midfielder Marco Reus - Daily Mail

Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal in January will start to ask information about the stiker of Barcelona, Pedro (right), who is not able to find a place in Gerardo Martino's line-up - Marca (Spanish newspaper)

The relationship between Leo Messi and Barcelona is not so good as it might appear at present, and should the Argentinian decide to leave Paris St Germain is one the few clubs which can afford to sign the striker - Le Parisien (French daily newspaper)

Sunderland are expected to face stern competition from their Premier League rivals, if they make a move for Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt - Sunderland Echo

Reported Manchester United target Everton Ribeiro has insisted that talk of him moving in January is just 'speculation.' Ribeiro, 24, who claimed the award for best player in the Brazilian top flight last season, has attracted plenty of attention across Europe after his impressive performances for Cruzeiro - Globe Esporte (Brazilian TV Sports News)

In June, Juventus are ready to invest a lot of money in the transfer market. For the forward line they continue to observe the situation of Mario Mandzukic (right), who with the arrival of Robert Lewandowski will quit Bayern Munich - Tuttosport - (Italian sports newspaper)

Juventus are also eyeing Angel Di Maria, who can leave in the end of the season. The Real Madrid player, worth about 25-30 million euros and also Chelsea, Monaco and PSG are interested in him - Tuttosport (Italian sports newspaper)

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has revealed that he has opened talks with the club over a new deal. Sagna's contract at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of the season, but the 30 year-old France international has indicated that he would like to extend his stay in North London - beIN SPORT (affiliate of Al Jazeera Media Networks)

Hull City are targeting Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher in a £6m transfer. The Scotland international, 26, has not scored for the Black Cats since the 27th October, and has recently been struggling with an ankle injury - Daily Mirror and

According to latest rumours coming from Spain, Real Madrid's management have reached a pre-agreement with Borussia Dortmund in order to sign German international playmaking midfielder Ilkay Gündogan (right) aged 23 from Borussia Dortmund.
The former FC Nürnberg star, currently on a deal with the Bundesliga giants until June 2015 was also being tracked by Arsenal and Barcelona, along with both Inter and AC Milan.
Gündogan is expected to join Real after the end of the ongoing season - Marca (Spanish newspaper)

Napoli are close to signing Daniel Agger. The player has reportedly already spoken with his former coach Rafa Benitez. Liverpool have reduced the request for the player: he can be signed on loan for 600,000 euros - Il Mattino (Italian daily newspaper)

Chelsea are willing to offer Senegal striker Demba Ba to Inter Milan as a makeweight in their efforts to sign the Italian club's 27 year-old Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin - Talksport

There has been plenty of speculation about the future of Erik Lamela, just a few months after he arrived at Tottenham for a club-record fee. Reports in Italy suggest he could soon be heading back to Serie A, with Inter Milan have set their sights on the Argentine winger - Gazzetta dello Sport (Italian newspaper)

Bayern Munich have loaned central defender Jan Kirchhoff to Bundesliga rivals Schalke for the next 18 months -

Benfica trio Ezequiel Garay, Nicolas Gaitan and Nemanja Matic are all being lined up for moves to Manchester United - Manchester Evening News

Jose Iribarren, the agent of Benfica forward Nicolas Gaitan (right), says that he is unaware of any offers for his client – with Manchester United and Paris St Germain again being linked with the Argentina international - ABOLA (Portuguese newspaper)and

Fulham have been linked with a January move for Roma midfielder Michael Bradley, according to sources in Italy. The US international is said to be interesting the London club, though it is thought that Roma are only willing to let the 26-year-old go should they sign a replacement

Crystal Palace are keen to open talks regarding a new contract. The midfielder, 20, signed a five-year contract in May last year, but will apparently be in line for a pay rise with the new deal. A club source was quotes as saying that "protection" is the driving force behind the idea as Williams has attracted interest from Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton - Daily Mirror and

Bayern Munich continue to be interested in Atlético Madrid midfielder Koke. The German club would like a swap deal with the Swiss international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri - El Mundo Deportivo (Spanish daily newspaper)

Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis (right), 28, is a target for new Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood for a fee of around £5m when the January transfer window opens - Metro

West Ham have made tentative enquiries into the possibility of signing striker Ghana international Asamoah Gyan on loan in the January transfer window.
Gyan left Sunderland in 2012 to join Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates -

Spurs midfielder Sandro has told Italian giants Inter Milan and Roma he does not want to quit North London for Serie A - Daily Mirror

Reports from Serbia are suggesting that Stoke City are ready to sign Vladimir Stojkovic on a short-term contract after Asmir Begovic was ruled out for six weeks with a broken finger. Stojkovic is a free agent -

Morecambe forward Kevin Ellison has extended his contract with the club and will remain at the Globe Arena for another 18 months.

Former Liverpool and QPR striker Djibril Cisse has agreed terms which will see him return to his native France in the New Year. Cisse is currently on the books of Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar, but is closing on a switch to Bastia - L'Equipe (French daily newspaper)

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Ten Dirtiest Teams/Players in the Premier League so far this season!

Here are the the Top 10 ranked dirtiest Premier League teams by order of ill discipline so far this season, and the major culprits.

As at 16th December 2013:

Top 10 Dirtiest Teams:

1/     Stoke City  36 Yellow cards / 0 Reds cards /13.4 = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League Pos 13th

2/     Aston Villa  33 Yellows / 0 Reds / 13.3 = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League Pos  11th

3/     Manchester Utd  33 Yellows / 0 Reds / 11.3  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League Pos 8th

4/     Swansea City  31 Yellows / 1 Red / 9.9  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos 10th

5/     Tottenham  30 Yellows / 1 Red, 10.4  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos  7th

6/     Everton  28 Yellows / 0 Reds / 10.2  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos 5th

7/     Hull City  26 Yellows / 1 Red / 11.2  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos 12th

8/     Sunderland  20 Yellows / 4 Reds / 11.1  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos 20th

9/     West Ham  24 Yellows / 2 Reds / 11.3  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos 17th

10/   Newcastle  24 Yellows / 2 Reds / 11.8  = Ave  Fouls Committed Per Game / League  Pos 6th


Top 10 Dirtiest Players:

1/ Paulinho - Tottenham: 4 Yellow cards, 1 Red card, Fouls Committed 16

2/ Lucas Leiva - Liverpool: 5 Yellows, FC 31

3/ Branislav Ivanovic - Chelsea: 5 Yellows, FC 26

4/ Youssouf Mulumbu - West Brom: 5 Yellows, FC 25

5/ Mathieu Debuchy - Newcastle United: 5 Yellows, FC 22

6/ Wayne Rooney - Manchester United: 5 Yellows, FC 21

7= Chico Flores - Swansea City: 5 Yellows, FC 20

7= Jonathan Walters - Stoke City: 5 yellows, FC 20

8= Gabriel Agbonlahor - Aston Villa: 5 Yellows, FC 19

8= Ángel Rangel - Swansea City: 5 Yellows, FC 19

* Information gathered and compiled courtesy of the following websites: and

Monday, December 09, 2013

Current English Premier League Form Guide

Current Form Guide based on last 5 Premier League results as at Midnight Monday 9th Dec 2013

Pos  #                                 Last 5 Results       Points      
  1 (7)    Newcastle Utd         WWWLW            12
  2 (1)    Arsenal                    LWWWD            10               
  2 (3)    Chelsea                   DWWWL             10
  2 (19)  Crystal Palace          DWLWW            10
  2 (2)    Liverpool                WDLWW             10
  2 (4)    Manchester City      LWWWD             10
  7 (5)    Everton                   DDWWD              9
  7 (14)  Norwich                  WLWLW              9
  8 (11)  Aston Villa              WDDWL               8
  8 (13)  Stoke City               DWLDW               8
  8 (10)  Swansea City           DWLWD              8
11 (9)    Manchester Utd      WDDLL                5
11 (6)   Tottenham               DLLDW                5
13 (12)  Hull City                  LWLLD               4
13 (8)    Southampton          WLLLD                4
13 (20)  Sunderland             LWLDL                4
16 (18)  Fulham                   LLLLW                3
16 (17)  West Ham Utd        LLWLL                 3
17 (15)  West Brom              DDLLL                 2

17 (16)  Cardiff City             LDLDL                 2

# (Current League Position)

Sunday, December 01, 2013

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Jennifer Lamiraqui is a 5'9" lingerie model, born on the 25th March 1980 in Paris. She made her modelling debut in Japan and became best known for her bikini shoots. Jennifer then returned to Paris to pursue her career in modelling. She currently lives in New York.

Jennifer has graced the covers of magazines such as '20 Ans' and 'Maxim.' She has represented brands such as Bare Necessities, Calida, Custo Barcelona, Gemma, Gianni Bini, Intimissimi, JC Penney, Lazaro, Pantene, Revlon Eyewear, S.Oliver, Valisère and Volvic.

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