West Ham star Marko Arnautovic is facing a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s London derby against Chelsea, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. The Hammers host unbeaten Chelsea at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon – with EXCLUSIVE live commentary on talkSPORT. And there are still question marks over Arnautovic after he hobbled […]

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has said Jack Wilshere has been left “very upset” by his latest injury setback. The Hammers midfielder is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after surgery on a troublesome ankle problem. The 26-year-old went under the knife on Monday in London, after missing last weekend’s 3-1 victory over […]

Cristiano Ronaldo is not expected to miss his Manchester United reunion at Old Trafford after being sent off against Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Juventus forward has received an automatic one-match suspension after appearing to put his hand on the head of defender Jeison Murillo, ruling him out for the home […]

Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Thursday’s national newspapers and online… West Ham have been linked with making a shock January loan move for Alvaro Morata, the Chelsea forward. The Hammers were linked with Spain international Morata over the summer. (Daily Star) Arsenal boss Unai Emery is planning to raid former club Sevilla […]

Flamengo are already planning for life without Manchester United target Lucas Paqueta – with no new contract talks planned. United have emerged alongside Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain as one of the frontrunners in the race to land the midfielder. The 21-year-old is considered one of the brightest midfield prospects in Brazilian football and a move […]

The Official Liverpool Supporters Club in Egypt has apologised to Sadio Mane after he received a stream of abuse online after the Reds’ win over Tottenham last weekend. Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino’s goals helped Jurgen Klopp’s men achieve the 2-1 victory at Wembley. However, some Egyptian Reds fans took exception to Mane after the […]

Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien has revealed he snubbed interest from both Newcastle and Southampton because he did not feel ‘ready’ for the Premier League. Both English clubs were heavily linked with the centre-back during the summer as they attempted to add to their defensive options. However he stayed put as the transfer window in England […]

James Milner has revealed the reason he was banned from wearing the colour red at home whilst he was growing up – and it will delight Liverpool fans. Milner, a Leeds fan who came through their academy, was brought up to dislike Manchester United, and his dad never allowed him to wear the Old Trafford club’s […]

Graeme Souness launched a scathing attack on Paul Pogba’s attitude despite his man of the match performance against Young Boys. The Manchester United midfielder was involved in all three goals during his side’s 3-0 Champions League victory in Switzerland, including a stunning left-footed strike to open the scoring and an emphatic penalty. But Liverpool legend […]

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren claims he “did not commit any criminal offence” after receiving a charge for perjury in Croatia over evidence he gave in a trial. Zdravko Mamic, who is considered the most powerful figure in football in Croatia, was sentenced to jail in June for corruption. Real Madrid midfielder and Croatia team-mate Luka Modric […]