Ajax have signed Chelsea starlet Bertrand Traore on loan, according to reports in Holland. The 20-year-old showed flashes of brilliance for the Blues last season and ended the year with four goals in 16 games. Chelsea are now keen for the striker to continue his development on loan in the hope he can gain more
Hildeberto Pereira featured for Benfica’s youth team before playing for the club’s B team Nottingham Forest have signed Portugal Under-20 defender Hildeberto Pereira from Benfica on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old is yet to play for Benfica in the Primeira Liga, featuring instead for the club’s B team in Portugal’s second division. He is the
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers… Sunderland want £2million compensation from the Football Association for manager Sam Allardyce to take charge of England. (Sunderland Echo) Manchester City are set to beat the lines of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain to the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian ace Gabriel Jesus – dubbed
Adam McDonnell was unable to play for Ipswich until he was 18 because of Fifa regulations Ipswich Town youngster Adam McDonnell has signed a new two-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. The 19-year-old midfielder joined Town in 2014 from Shelbourne and made his first-team debut against Doncaster in the League Cup
Celtic put part-time Lincoln Red Imps in their place with a 3-0 Parkhead win that set up a Champions League third-round qualifying meeting with Astana. The Hoops had been embarrassed by a 1-0 defeat in last week’s first leg in Gibraltar, in what was new boss Brendan Rodgers’ first competitive game. However, Celtic burst out
Having lost to Rapid Vienna yesterday, the Blues players will likely have been worked even harder than usual as Conte looks to get them into title-challenging shape ahead of the new season. The likes of Loic Remy, John Terry, Willian and Branislav Ivanovic all took part just a day after their first friendly match of
Real Madrid’s 2016 Champions League final victory marked the club’s record 11th success in the European Cup. It’s Real’s second Champions League win in the past three seasons, as they succeed rivals Barcelona as European champions. But Real have claimed just one Spanish league title since 2008, while Barca have won six in that time,
Rangers have launched legal proceedings against Charles Green and Mike Ashley. The Ibrox outfit have also notified the Court of Session in Edinburgh they plan to take action against former Gers directors Imran Ahmad, Brian Stockbridge and Derek Llambias as well as Ashley’s SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd business. It is not yet clear what the action
Barton was named Burnley’s player of the year after helping them gain promotion to the Premier League Rangers have made a move to sign Burnley midfielder Joey Barton on a free transfer this summer. The 33-year-old was shown round the club’s Auchenhowie training ground on Saturday. Talks will continue and a deal could be imminent.
While youngster Marcus Rashford and the likes of Fabian Delph and Andros Townsend received surprise call-ups, some others weren’t so lucky. CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE THE 23-MAN SQUAD OF SNUBBED ENGLAND PLAYERS.