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Footy Talk: Football News and Rumours - 3rd October 2016

Updated: 03 October 2016 17:45 IST - Published: 03 October 2016 10:11 IST
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BATSHUAYI TO LEAVE CHELSEA ON LOAN?Chelsea striker, Michy Batshuayi is a loan target for former club, Marseille with the 23-year-old having struggling for first-team chances at Stamford Bridge.

BATSHUAYI TO LEAVE CHELSEA ON LOAN?


Chelsea striker, Michy Batshuayi is a loan target for former club, Marseille with the 23-year-old having struggling for first-team chances at Stamford Bridge.

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Francesco Guidolin has been sacked as the Swansea manager and have appointed Bob Bradley as their new manager all in the same tweet.

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ROONEY RETAINS ENGLAND CAPTAINCYInterim England manager Gareth Southgate has said on the topic of England captaincy

ROONEY RETAINS ENGLAND CAPTAINCY

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate has said on the topic of England captaincy "The most important thing at this time is leadership, on and off the field. I think that Wayne has provided that over the last two years. The way he has matured into that role is really impressive and there was no doubt in my mind about keeping him in that position."

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FOOTBALL WORLD COMES TOGETHER FOR RIGOBERT SONGThe Cameroonian football legend Rigobert song suffered from a stroke recently and is alledged to be in a critical condition. Football legends such as Robbie Fowler and Samuel Eto'o have sent in their best wishes. Let's join the footballing world in praying for the full recovery of one of Cameroon's proudest sons.

FOOTBALL WORLD COMES TOGETHER FOR RIGOBERT SONG

The Cameroonian football legend Rigobert song suffered from a stroke recently and is alledged to be in a critical condition. Football legends such as Robbie Fowler and Samuel Eto'o have sent in their best wishes. Let's join the footballing world in praying for the full recovery of one of Cameroon's proudest sons.

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DI MATTEO SACKEDRoberto Di Matteo has been sacked by Aston Villa following a dismal start to the season. He won 1 of his 12 games in charge. 

DI MATTEO SACKED

Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked by Aston Villa following a dismal start to the season. He won 1 of his 12 games in charge. 

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MILAN STARLET CRIED AFTER SCORING HIS FIRST GOAL FOR THE CLUBManuel Locatelli spilt tears of joy after scoring a wonder goal to open his account for AC Milan. He told the media

MILAN STARLET CRIED AFTER SCORING HIS FIRST GOAL FOR THE CLUB

Manuel Locatelli spilt tears of joy after scoring a wonder goal to open his account for AC Milan. He told the media "This [goal] was for my family and everyone that believed in me. This is a moment every child waits for and I still can't believe it. When I heard the noise from the crowd. I couldn't believe it. I just started running and it was all true."

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GERRARD DEFENDS HENDERSONSteven Gerrard has talked up Jordan Henderson's contribution to Liverpool, and also praised his goal against Chelsea. He said

GERRARD DEFENDS HENDERSON

Steven Gerrard has talked up Jordan Henderson's contribution to Liverpool, and also praised his goal against Chelsea. He said "He didn't get off to the best of starts – he knows that himself – but he has worked tremendously hard to improve in every single department. He really cares. He has shown bits of quality in games this season – especially in the win at Chelsea. The way he presses, the work rate, the high intensity. Look at that goal at Stamford Bridge. If any other player had scored that goal the world would have gone nuts."

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HAPPY ZLATAN, BIRTHDAY!Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 35 years old today! 

HAPPY ZLATAN, BIRTHDAY!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 35 years old today! 

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ALLI SAYS THAT BEATING MANCHESTER CITY IS A 'BIG STATEMENT'Dele Alli was delighted to beat Manchester City, bringing Pep Guardiola's perfect start as City coach to an end. Alli said

ALLI SAYS THAT BEATING MANCHESTER CITY IS A 'BIG STATEMENT'

Dele Alli was delighted to beat Manchester City, bringing Pep Guardiola's perfect start as City coach to an end. Alli said "It's massive. I think it's a big statement from us. We knew what we're capable of, we knew we'd have chances if we stuck to our game plan and it took it to them." 

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JAMES MILNER SAYS THAT HE WOULD STRUGGLE TO BREAK INTO THE ENGLAND XILiverpool utility man James Milner thinks that his decision to retire from international football was the right one and thinks that he would not start for the national team anyway. He said

JAMES MILNER SAYS THAT HE WOULD STRUGGLE TO BREAK INTO THE ENGLAND XI

Liverpool utility man James Milner thinks that his decision to retire from international football was the right one and thinks that he would not start for the national team anyway. He said "I think I made the decision at the time that was best for everyone. I am also playing left-back at the moment and there are a number of very good left-backs who would be ahead of me. I think it is still the right decision."

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BARCELONA ARE LOOKING AT JOAO CANCELOCancelo is rated at €25 million and Barcelona are looking at him as a solid option for the right back berth. The full back has put in some excellent performances, and at 22, is soon going to be at his peak. Cancelo could follow in the footsteps of former team mate Andre Gomes in joining Barcelona from Valencia.

BARCELONA ARE LOOKING AT JOAO CANCELO

Cancelo is rated at €25 million and Barcelona are looking at him as a solid option for the right back berth. The full back has put in some excellent performances, and at 22, is soon going to be at his peak. Cancelo could follow in the footsteps of former team mate Andre Gomes in joining Barcelona from Valencia.

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MANCHESTER UNITED LOOK AT GRIMALDOBenfica's Alex Grimaldo is being scouted by Manchester United, and the full back's performances have justified United's interest. He might replace Matteo Darmian in the squad.

MANCHESTER UNITED LOOK AT GRIMALDO

Benfica's Alex Grimaldo is being scouted by Manchester United, and the full back's performances have justified United's interest. He might replace Matteo Darmian in the squad.

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UNITED STAR DARMIAN SET TO MOVE TO INTERFull back Matteo Darmian has reportedly agreed a deal to move to Serie A side Inter Milan in January. He will move to the Italian side on loan from Manchester United.

UNITED STAR DARMIAN SET TO MOVE TO INTER

Full back Matteo Darmian has reportedly agreed a deal to move to Serie A side Inter Milan in January. He will move to the Italian side on loan from Manchester United.

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BELLERIN TO BE OFFERED NEW ARSENAL DEALArsenal right back Hector Bellerin is set to be offered a new 5 year deal to stay with the Gunners, with the news that Barcelona are interested acting as a catalyst for the offer.

BELLERIN TO BE OFFERED NEW ARSENAL DEAL

Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin is set to be offered a new 5 year deal to stay with the Gunners, with the news that Barcelona are interested acting as a catalyst for the offer.

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CONTE SAYS THAT MOSES WAS INCREDIBLE VERSUS HULLChelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke of his satisfaction of Victor Moses's performance against Hull on Saturday, and he said “I think Moses played an incredible game. In defensive situations and offensive situations because he is working very hard and he deserved to play.

CONTE SAYS THAT MOSES WAS INCREDIBLE VERSUS HULL

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke of his satisfaction of Victor Moses's performance against Hull on Saturday, and he said “I think Moses played an incredible game. In defensive situations and offensive situations because he is working very hard and he deserved to play."

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SANCHEZ SIMILAR TO SUAREZ SAYS WENGERArsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about his reasons for placing Alexis Sanchez up front and said

SANCHEZ SIMILAR TO SUAREZ SAYS WENGER

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about his reasons for placing Alexis Sanchez up front and said "I reflected at the end of the season and I decided to try it with Sanchez. He has similarities with (Luis) Suarez. He goes at you." 

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GLEN JOHNSON HANDED ENGLAND RECALLStoke right back Glen Johnson has been rewarded for his good form in the Premier League by Gareth Southgate, and reclaims a spot in the England national team. Johnson is in the side for the first time since the 2014 world cup.

GLEN JOHNSON HANDED ENGLAND RECALL

Stoke right back Glen Johnson has been rewarded for his good form in the Premier League by Gareth Southgate, and reclaims a spot in the England national team. Johnson is in the side for the first time since the 2014 world cup.