Chelsea are very keen on signing a centre-back to help stabilize a leaky defence. However, they may have to pay millions to their Premier League rivals Manchester United in the process.
The England international continued his superb form by scoring a brace to help Arsenal beat FC Basel 2-0 in their Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday.
The former Atletico Madrid striker recently admitted to wanting to leave Chelsea in the summer for a move back to the Vicente Calderon.
Arsenal bowed out of the Champions League round of 16 for the sixth season in a row, as they lost against Barcelona with a 5-1 aggregate scoreline. Manchester United legend and motormouth par excellence Roy Keane couldn't contain his disdain for the Gunners' performance and slammed them, even calling their players 'weak'.
Former captain Roy Keane has launched a remarkable attack on Manchester United, saying that the club has only got backwards in past one year and that players such as Phil Jones must toughen up.
If there was a football dream team being selected and one had to pick a Captain, there would be very few who could challenge Roy Keane for the spot.
Chelsea will look to extend their fortuitous run of form, when they host ex-manager Avram Grant’s current charges at Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti and his men have enjoyed the unlikeliest of resurrections in recent weeks after being bundled out of the Champions League by perennial Premier League favorites Manchester United.
The rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United has probably reached a dilute state with the former not offering enough challenge in the English league over the past few years. But, nonetheless, they have played some fiercely competitive matches in the past which includes some of the best ones in the oldest football tournament in the world, the FA Cup. TheHardTackle picks up five of their best matches in the FA Cup.
The fancy “DON” hairband, pulling on the No.14 shirt with a general air of sophistication perfectly defines the Twinkle Toed Croatian Luka Modric.
The manchester Derby is upon us. TheHardTackle looks at the changing equations in Manchester in view of the derby, and also relives some of the memorable derbies of the past.