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Footy Talk: Football news and rumors - 5th December 2016

Updated: 05 December 2016 17:49 IST - Published: 05 December 2016 10:02 IST
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And that is it for tonight, Sherry Philips signing off. Stay safe and have a good night! Tune in tomorrow for the next edition of Footy Talk !

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"It was 15 years or so ago when Owen dived,” Pochettino said. “Don’t believe that English football is always fair play because Owen jumped like [he was] in a swimming pool. Come on. I didn’t touch him. I promise you. It’s true.”

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My colleague Vishal JC believes that Sanchez is the answer to Arsenal's problems. The man just cannot find the time to breathe in between screaming 'Henry' and 'Giroud' !

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Omar Momani captures the feelings of United fans all over.

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When Ibrahimovic heard one of the commentators say that he kicked someone in the head on purpose, King Zlatan had only one answer.

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AC Milan are hoping to bring Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas to San Siro in January, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzeta dello Sport. The Spaniard has seen a distinct lack in appearances under Italian manager Antonio Conte. With Nemanja Matic and Kante ahead of him in the pecking order, the former Barcelona midfielder has decisions to make in January.

AC Milan are hoping to bring Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas to San Siro in January, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzeta dello Sport. The Spaniard has seen a distinct lack in appearances under Italian manager Antonio Conte. With Nemanja Matic and Kante ahead of him in the pecking order, the former Barcelona midfielder has decisions to make in January.

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 Fernandinho is bound to be banned for at least three games after recieving a red card on the spot for grabbing Cesc Fabregas by the throat. The Spanish midfielder was given a yellow but FA are waiting to find out if it was for the slap. If referee Taylor says it wasn’t, then the FA are likely to charge Fabregas retrospectively with violent conduct.

 Fernandinho is bound to be banned for at least three games after recieving a red card on the spot for grabbing Cesc Fabregas by the throat. The Spanish midfielder was given a yellow but FA are waiting to find out if it was for the slap. If referee Taylor says it wasn’t, then the FA are likely to charge Fabregas retrospectively with violent conduct.

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Ex-Chelsea player Eidur Gudjhonsen is the next footballer to come out and offer his services to Brazilian side Chapecoense. Massive respect.

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Samuel Eto'o believes that both Ronaldo and Messi deserve to win the Ballon d'Or. Read more !

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6 goal scorers who scored more than 20. 1997/98 was quite a year for Italian football.

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How could we forget the El Clasico that took place recently? A 1-1 draw but Ramos's header in the dying minutes made headlines.

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In a interview in 1983, Brazilian legend Socrates said: "I wish to die on a Sunday when Corinthians won a trophy". Today, 5 years ago, Corinthians was crowned Champions of Brazil on the same day as Socrates died in a hospital.