Former Fulham and Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak’s comment that it is “laughable” to have black players in the Russia national team has been blasted by president Vladimir Putin’s human rights adviser. Mikhail Fedotov, head of the presidential Human Rights Council said the comments made by Pogrebnyak, who made 33 appearances for Russia between 2006-12, “smacked […]"‘It smacked of racism’ – Pavel Pogrebnyak’s comments on black players in Russia national team blasted by Vladimir Putin’s human rights adviser"
Richard Keogh is willing to play with a broken hand as the Republic of Ireland are set to begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. The Derby County defender broke a bone in his right hand on Wednesday during their Championship stalemate against Stoke City. The 32-year-old chose not to have surgery as that would have […]"Richard Keogh: Derby County defender prepared to play with broken hand for Republic of Ireland in Euro 2020 qualifiers"
Harry Kane says he’s pleased to have both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice in the England senior squad. The Chelsea teenager was promoted from the under-21s after Luke Shaw pulled out through injury while the West Ham midfielder got his first call-up after switching allegiance from the Republic of Ireland. They are both in the […]"Harry Kane: England captain delighted to have Callum Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice in senior squad"
Toby Alderweireld has thrown his Tottenham future into doubt after admitting he is unsure where he will be playing next season. The Belgian defender, who turned 30 earlier this month, has been an integral part of the Spurs squad throughout his four-year spell at the club to date. At the turn of the year, Spurs […]"Toby Alderweireld unsure of Tottenham future as Manchester United target admits he isn’t looking further ahead than this season"
West Ham fans are “done” with Marko Arnautovic and should have sold him in January, according to talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham. Arnautovic, 29, was desperate to force a big money move to China in January but was unsuccessful in his attempts to do so. He eventually signed a new contract at the London Stadium, but his […]"West Ham fans are ‘done’ with Marko Arnautovic, claims talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham"
England defender Kieran Trippier admits he “could have done a lot better this season” ahead of the Three Lions’ opening two games in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Trippier, who plays his club football for Tottenham, was instrumental in helping England reach the semi-finals of the World Cup last summer. However, his club form this […]"England defender Kieran Trippier says he ‘could have done a lot better’ this season as competition for right-back slot heats up"
Everton have launched in an investigation after an object was allegedly thrown onto the pitch during their Premier League win over Chelsea on Sunday. The incident saw the object allegedly thrown at Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, who was making his first appearance at Goodison Park since completing his move to Stamford Bridge in January 2018. […]"Ross Barkley: Everton and Football Association launch investigation after object thrown at Chelsea man during Premier League clash"
Former Tottenham head of recruitment Paul Mitchell was under consideration for the vacant technical director role at Arsenal. Mitchell made a name for himself at Southampton, playing a part in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2012. The former MK Dons defender then followed Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham in 2014 and engineered the […]"Arsenal considered Tottenham’s former head of recruitment for technical director role"
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley will face a supporter backlash like no other if he pushes Rafael Benitez out of the club. That’s according to Magpies legend Rob Lee, who joined talkSPORT on Tuesday to discuss the latest surrounding the future of Benitez in the St James’ Park hotseat. Benitez is adored by the Toon […]"Mike Ashley ‘doesn’t want to sell’ Newcastle United and ‘seems to want to upset Geordies’, claims Magpies legend Rob Lee on talkSPORT"
Petrochemicals billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Chelsea from Roman Abramovich. The 66-year-old completed a takeover of cycling giant Team Sky on Tuesday – and the Blues could be his next big purchase. Ratcliffe remains keen on buying the club despite Abramovich’s £2.5billion asking price. Abramovich’s Stamford Bridge future has been thrown into doubt […]"Who is Jim Ratcliffe? The boyhood Manchester United fan linked with buying Chelsea from Roman Abramovich"