Kevin De Bruyne: Why do Manchester City put such a high value on a player Chelsea rejected?


Is Kevin De Bruyne brilliant or brittle? Having failed once in England, does he warrant the second biggest transfer fee in English history to bring him back? Is he closer to Eden Hazard or Thorgan Hazard?

Chelsea transfer news: Champions confident of securing one more major summer signing in John Stones or Paul Pogba after arrival of Pedro


Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea hierarchy believe that they can land one more big signing before the end of the transfer window having completed the £21.1m deal for Pedro from Barcelona in time for Sunday’s game against West Bromwich Albion.

Pedro to Chelsea: Barcelona’s glorious afterthought grew tired of his life on the bench


The Uefa Super Cup final last week gave Pedro his 20th winners’ medal at Barcelona, and that night in Tblisi was his career in 120 minutes – he did not start the game but he did finish it, in every sense of the word, scoring the winning goal against Seville six minutes from the end of extra-time.

David De Gea transfer latest: Goalkeeper tells Manchester United he doesn’t want to play while his future is undecided


David De Gea has told Manchester United he does not want to play while his future is under discussion.

Roberto Soldado to Villarreal: Spurs team-mate Erik Lamela reveals striker’s deal to return to Spain


Erik Lamela has inadvertently revealed the fact that his Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Roberto Soldado was joining Villarreal. Soldado flew to Spain this morning to complete his permanent transfer after two disappointing years at White Hart Lane.

Xherdan Shaqiri to Stoke City: Mark Hughes predicts record signing will ‘sprinkle stardust’ on ambitious Potters


Stoke City have announced that Staffordshire oatcakes will be on the menu this season but it was the arrival of record signing Xherdan  Shaqiri that had manager Mark Hughes licking his lips.

Southampton transfer news: Saints sign Oriol Romeu for £5m from Chelsea to strengthen midfield


Southampton have signed Oriol Romeu from Chelsea for a fee which is understood to be £5m. The 23-year-old Spanish midfielder underwent a medical after a fee was agreed between the two clubs for a permanent transfer.

Pedro to Manchester United: the picture that shows Barcelona winger is moving on


Does this image show that Pedro is leaving Barcelona?

There was a striking image after Barca won the Super Cup last night, showing Manchester United target Pedro, who scored the winning goal, cutting an isolated figure away from his celebrating team-mates.

Newcastle transfer news: Manager Steve McClaren hits out at Crystal Palace counterpart Alan Pardew for unsettling Fabricio Coloccini


Steve McClaren saw his captain, Fabricio Coloccini, commit himself to the club for another two years and then aimed a shot at Newcastle’s former manager Alan Pardew for unsettling the player.

Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa: Spurs striker close to Tim Sherwood reunion with loan move


Emmanuel Adebayor is to be reunited with his former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa on loan, having finally been persuaded that his future  lies away from Spurs in the final year of his contract at the club.

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