1. Manchester United Confident of Securing Southampton Left-Back Luke Shaw for £30m: Daily Soccer Report

    on July 17, 2013 in Girona, Spain.

    Manchester United are confident of signing Southampton left back Luke Shaw, according to press reports in the UK. United are understood to be ready to secure a £30million deal for the highly-rated defender, but Chelsea are also chasing the player.

    According to The Daily Telegraph, “United are pressing ahead with attempts to recruit the players the Scot has identified as key targets. And United are confident of being able to persuade Southampton left-back Shaw to reject Chelsea, whom he supported as a boy, in favor of a move to Old ­Trafford to replace Patrice Evra.

    “While Chelsea remain determined to sign…

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  2. Premier League: Time for Refereeing Academies?

    Mike Jones

    Following a game that hinged on two contentious refereeing decisions, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce last week came out with an interesting concept that perhaps deserves more attention than his usual sardonic post-match complaints: an academy for referees. While Allardyce’s … Continue reading