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Premier League January spending hits five-year high

English Premier League clubs’ gross spending on transfers in the January transfer window reached a five-year high of £175 million ($250.1 million, 230.1 million euros), financial consultants Deloitte said on Tuesday. The figure represented the biggest collective mid-season outlay by English top-flight teams since 2011 (£225 million), when Liverpool sold […]

Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

AFP Sport lists the 10 biggest incoming Premier League transfers of the January transfer window after the deadline passed on Monday (* denotes fee approximate and as reported by British media): Giannelli Imbula – Porto (POR) to Stoke City; £18.3 million ($26.4 million, 24.2 million euros) Upwardly mobile Stoke set […]

Premier League and Bundesliga to compete head-to-head Saturday on NBC and FOX

Two of the 5 over-the-air TV networks in the United States will be broadcasting European soccer games at the same time on Saturday when NBC features Southampton versus West Ham United, while FOX shows Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich. Originally, FOX’s high-profile game between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich was scheduled unopposed […]

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino’s FIFA presidential bid at an event at London’s Wembley Stadium on Monday. UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, […]

Iheanacho ready to work for Manchester City place

Kelechi Iheanacho concedes that he may have to bide his time for a regular place in the Manchester City line-up, ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League visit to struggling Sunderland. The 19-year-old Nigerian scored a slick hat-trick in City’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory at Aston Villa on Saturday, taking his […]

Chinese soccer clubs spend big as President Xi dreams of glory

Chinese soccer clubs are splashing their cash in Europe, as wealthy owners embrace President Xi Jinping’s vision of the sleeping Asian giant becoming a new heavyweight in the sport. As January’s European transfer window began to swing shut on Monday, clubs in the top two tiers of Chinese soccer had […]

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Liverpool vs. Manchester United preview: Klopp prepares to outwit Van Gaal

Despite starkly contrasting playing philosophies, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal are grappling with similar problems ahead of their meeting at Anfield on Sunday. While Klopp espouses hard-running, high-pressing, “heavy metal” football, Van Gaal is all about patient ball retention, but both men are […]

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Massimiliano Allegri plays down Chelsea links

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports he could become Chelsea’s next full-time manager, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season. Allegri, who steered Juve to a league and Cup double last season, as well as the Champions League final, was linked to the struggling Premier League […]

fuboTV offers unlimited streaming of soccer games with T-Mobile service

fuboTV, the legal online streaming service, has partnered with T-Mobile to offer soccer fans unlimited streaming of soccer games on mobile devices with T-Mobile’s Binge On program. With Binge On, T-Mobile customers enrolled in the program can watch unlimited streaming without it impacting your data plan. Of course, you have to […]