Liverpool forced Chelsea into massive Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer with crucial decision

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been dropped for recent matches by Frank Lampard, but Liverpool played a role in him joining the Blues with their transfer for Alisson in the summer of 2018. The Reds signed Brazilian star Alisson for £67million setting a new world record before Chelsea went even higher, paying the £71m release clause of Kepa. At first, it seemed like Liverpool would struggle to sign the goalkeeper

Nico Portal dead: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas pay tribute to Team Ineos boss

Nico Portal, the sports director for team Ineos, has tragically passed away after suffering a heart attack. The 40-year-old was a professional cyclist for a number of French teams before he joined Team Sky in 2010. Portal was also part of the team during Bradley Wiggins' 2012 Tour de France win. He also helped as Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal won the race in recent years. Coronavirus ‘threatens

Heather Watson sets sights on WTA big guns after ending title drought at Mexican Open

Heather Watson says she is determined to push on and crack the world’s top 30 after winning the Mexican Open on Saturday. Watson has struggled for form in recent years but has been on the rise since October last year when she reached the final of the Tianjin Open. In January, she made it through to the semi-finals of the Hobart International and then over the weekend her improvement was

How Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes’ stunning start compares to Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani

When Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United, he was more than happy to talk about his silverware aspirations, his new team-mates and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And he also opened up on Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, two players who became Red Devils heroes during their time at Old Trafford. “Yes, I talked about Manchester United with Cristiano,” he said. “He just said good things about United. He said he started living his

Anthony Joshua reveals if he'll stick with Ruiz game plan against Kubrat Pulev

Anthony Joshua has hinted he will return to his aggressive knockout style when he fights Kubrat Pulev in June. The WBA (Super), IBF and WBO champion will defend his titles against his mandatory challenger in London and fans are wondering what version of Joshua they will see after he beat Andy Ruiz in his last fight. Joshua outpointed Ruiz in a punch-perfect display that was uncharacteristically patient, and speaking to

Rooney will want to prove himself, says Solskjaer ahead of cup reunion

‘He wants to prove there is still fight in the old dog’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns his players to be wary of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney during FA Cup tie with Derby Manchester United face Derby in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Thursday night The cup encounter will see Wayne Rooney go up against his former side Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 34-year-old still poses a

Lewis Hamilton labelled a ‘headache’ who makes everyone uncomfortable by Mark Webber

Mark Webber doesn’t know whether anyone will be able to compete with Lewis Hamilton once again this season, warning Valtteri Bottas that the Briton is constantly evolving with the sport. The 2020 F1 season is just weeks away from getting started at the Australian Grand Prix. Teams got the chance to take to the track with their new cars for the first time last month at pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Six Nations make Italy vs England confirmation in statement over coronavirus concerns

The Six Nations have confirmed the game between Italy and England will go ahead as planned, but there are plans to move the Women’s and U20 matches. The tournament had already made the call to postpone both the men and women’s matches between Italy and Ireland in Dublin on 7 and 8 March due to concerns over the coronavirus. No new date has yet been set, but World Rugby officials

Alan Shearer demands more from one Chelsea star despite starring role vs Liverpool

Ross Barkley starred for Chelsea in their FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool on Tuesday – but Alan Shearer wants more from the England international. Barkley scored Chelsea’s second goal as Frank Lampard’s side knocked Liverpool out with a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Willian had given the Blues the lead in the first half before Barkley’s superb run and strike sealed his side’s spot in Wednesday’s quarter-final draw. Aside

Rangers fans all have the same response after Alfredo Morelos issues grovelling apology

Alfredo Morelos’ apology on social media has been met with mercy from Rangers supporters. Morelos was in hot water with Steven Gerrard last week after a breach of discipline. The striker was suspended for the Europa League second-leg tie against Braga and he was granted the opportunity to fly home to Colombia to be with his mother. The compassionate leave though was only granted on the basis he returned in