Brazilian midfielder Fernando is set to turn down a new contract at Porto in order to join Manchester City after his contract expires in the summer according to a report in The Guardian. City had failed in a A?12m attempt to sign the 26-year-old on deadline day of the recently closed January transfer window. Fernando is now unlikely to agree a contract extension at the Portuguese giants as he tries to ensure the move to City takes place after World Cup. This decision has supposedly upset Porto president Pinto da Costa who has suggested Porto head coach Paulo Fonseca to stand him down from the side. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen add Fernando to his ranks as an option beyond Fernandinho and Yaya TourAi??, after having played defender Martin Demichelis in midfield in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. Cityai??i??s cross-town rivals, Manchester United, are also lining up midfield reinforcement in Newcastle […]

Manchester Unitedai??i??s defeat at the hands of Stoke City added yet another unwanted record to manager David Moyesai??i?? ever-growing collection. So far this season, Moyesai??i?? United team has managed to break the following records: Lost against West Brom at home for the first time in close to 35 years United lost their encounter against West Brom 1-2 at Old Trafford on 28th September, 2013. It was their first loss at home to the Baggies in almost 35 years, their last loss being the 3-5 defeat on 30th December, 1978 in the old League Division One. Brian Greenhoff, Sammy McIlroy and Gordan McQueen scored for United that day while Tony Brown (2), Len Cantello, Laurie Cunningham and Ai??Cyrille Regis scored for West Brom. Lost against Everton at home for the first time in over 21 years United were defeated 0-1 by Everton at Old Trafford on 4th December, 2013, which was their first loss at home to the Toffees in over […]

Chelsea have completed the signing of French defender Kurt Zouma for A?12.5m from Ligue 1 side St. Etienne. The defender will be spending the rest of the season on loan in France and will be joining the Chelsea team in the summer when he is expected to go straight into the first-team squad. Although the deal hasnai??i??t yet confirmed officially by either of the two clubs, there is proof of the move being completed. Photo confirmation of Kurt Zouma’s A?12m move to Chelsea. Official confirmation tomorrow. (Source: Numerous) ai??i?? Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 30, 2014 The Zouma deal is Chelsea’s fourth signing of the January window, the others being Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Mario Pasalic, raising doubts over captain John Terryai??i??s future at the club. The 33 year old is out of contract in the summer and the decision about a possible renewal is unlikely to happen until March. Yesterday, Sky Italiaai??i??s Gianluca Di Marzio reported the […]