Football News – Chelsea look to land Frenchman, Arsenal lead chase for Joselu & much more…
Croatia is the latest nation to feel the wrath of UEFA, who having already fined them £20,000 due to the unruly behaviour of their supporters in their opening game against the Republic of Ireland, are now investigating claims that a large section of their fans were racially abusing Mario Balotelli in the recent game against Italy. A banana was thrown onto the pitch and a section of around 500 Croatian fans were reportedly involved in repeated racist chanting towards the Manchester City striker.
Elsewhere in the news Roy Hodgson hails England’s comeback; Shay Given hits out at Roy Keane’s criticism, while Damien Comolli is linked with Spurs return.
Roy Hodgson hailed the performance of his front men against Sweden, with Theo Walcott singled out for special praise following his contribution from the bench – [Guardian]
Theo Walcott believes there is more to come from him and has hailed the spirit within the England squad – [Guardian]
Shay Given has hit back at Roy Keane following stinging criticism towards the Republic of Ireland team – [Guardian]
Damien Comolli has been linked with a surprise return to Tottenham Hotspur as the club contemplate a new management structure – [Daily Telegraph]
Wales legend John Toshack provided the ringing endorsement that Michael Laudrup needed in order to get the Swansea job – [Daily Telegraph]
Liverpool owner has played down the financial impact of a new stadium will have on the football club –[ Independent]
Michael Owen is set to snub a move to Everton in favour of a switch to Stoke City –[ Daily Mail]
Chelsea is set to battle it out with Newcastle United for French right back Mathieu Debuchy -[ Mirror]
Owen Hargreaves has admitted that he may well consider retirement from the game at the age of 31, following his long term battle with knee injuries -[ Sun]
Arsenal is leading the chase to sign Real Madrid’s 22-year-old striker-[ TalkSport]