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Aston Villa left-back Aly Cissokho close to joining Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on two-year deal

21 Jul

Aston Villa full-back Aly Cissokho is reportedly closing in on a move to Turkish Super League newcomers Yeni Malatyaspor. The 29-year-old Frenchman is expected to leave Villa Park this summer after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Championship side. The defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Greece giants Olympiakos […]

DONE DEAL! Aston Villa sign veteran defender Chris Samba

20 Jul

Aston Villa have signed veteran defender Chris Samba on a free transfer. The 33-year-old left Panathinaikos in January and has impressed over the past few months while on trial at the Sky Bet Championship club. Samba told Villa’s website: “I have enjoyed my time with Aston Villa and I am very pleased to continue this […]

England’s 2017 youth successes: which clubs supplied the most players for the Three Lions’ World Cup and Euro glory?

20 Jul

England’s youth sides have seen plenty of action this summer, and been pretty successful too. It started well when our Under-17 reached the final of the European Championships, before losing to Spain on penalties. But our Under-20 side went one better, winning the World Cup, beating Venezuela in the final. Just when you thought it […]

England’s 2017 youth successes: which clubs supplied the most players for the Three Lions’ World Cup and Euro glory?

19 Jul

England’s youth sides have seen plenty of action this summer, and been pretty successful too. It started well when our Under-17 reached the final of the European Championships, before losing to Spain on penalties. But our Under-20 side went one better, winning the World Cup, beating Venezuela in the final. Just when you thought it […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, July 19: Barkley ‘demands to be paid more than Kane’ at Tottenham, Neymar in £195m PSG switch?

19 Jul

talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers… Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is demanding a whopping £150,000-a-week wage packet – more than star striker Harry Kane – to join Tottenham this summer. (Daily Mirror) Barkley’s potential arrival at the north London club could pave the way for Moussa Sissoko […]

Premier League clubs that have scored the most last minute winners – surprise number one!

17 Jul

What is your favourite last minute winner? In recent years, Sergio Aguero’s heroics against QPR in 2012 blew everyone’s mind, while you can’t forget Stan Collymore’s last gasp strike against Newcastle in 1996. Here, talkSPORT.com looks at the clubs who have scored the highest number of last minute winning goals in Premier League history.  Stats courtesy of […]

Aston Villa confirm John Terry as new club captain with Chelsea legend making Villans debut

15 Jul

John Terry has been confirmed as club captain for Aston Villa and is wearing the armband for the first time in a pre-season friendly at Shrewsbury. The Championship club, whom Terry joined on a free transfer from Chelsea in July, signing a one-year deal, revealed the news via their official Twitter account: The centre back captained […]

DEAL DONE! Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone joins Aston Villa on season-long loan

14 Jul

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan. Johnstone, 24, returns to Villa having made 22 appearances for the Championship club following an initial loan switch from United in January. “I am delighted to be back,” former England Under-20 international Johnstone told the official Villa website. “I really enjoyed my […]

Premier League wages: each top flight club’s wage bill compared to final position in 2015/16 season

14 Jul

It’s hard to believe little over a year ago Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy. But Deloitte have reminded us of that season with their Annual Review of Football Finance 2017, detailing the huge financial gaps between each top flight club from that term. And, based on the information they’ve revealed, we’ve compared the wage […]

Premier League wages: each top flight club’s wage bill compared to final position in 2015/16 season

13 Jul

It’s hard to believe little over a year ago Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy. But Deloitte have reminded us of that season with their Annual Review of Football Finance 2017, detailing the huge financial gaps between each top flight club from that term. And, based on the information they’ve revealed, we’ve compared the wage […]