Joey Barton broke down in tears today as details emerged that his on/off transfer to Marseille in France was OFF.
A broken hearted Barton tweeted today "Been forced to go back training with the kids and fellow Taliban members at 2pm today..."...
Swansea's excellent start to the season has caught the eye of Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, who used Twitter to pay tribute to Michael Laudrup's side.
Sounds like another ex-Arsenal player wanting to join a club at the top of the table.
Celtic have initiated talks with Auxerre over the transfer of Willy Boly as manager Neil Lennon seeks a dominant centre-half.
(Mail on Sunday)
AIK Stockholm fans took their "12th man" role to the extreme when they travelled to the hotel of their club's Europa League opponents, CSKA Moscow, and set off fireworks in the middle of the night.
The fans later apologised and blamed Stockholm Syndrome.
Everton manager David Moyes has pulled off another coup by signing 17-year-old French wonderkid M'Baye Niang for £2m from Caen.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has revealed the Hammers still owe more than £10m to Sheffield United over the "Carlos Tevez affair"
They're repaying at 50p per week.
Manager Roberto Mancini has been ordered by Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners to stop his public attacks on football director Brian Marwood.
Mancini has decided to go back to the anonymous lett...
Vurnon Anita has completed his move from Ajax to Newcastle United on a five-year contract.
I reckon she'd form a great partnership with Andy Carroll.
A new book claims that Manchester City "accidentally" made an offer for Lionel Messi, swiftly rejected, on the night the club was taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008.
Messi in Manchester? What a load of old kaka.
Joey Barton is the subject of an approach from French side Marseille after losing his QPR squad number to new signing Ryan Nelsen.
I know we love to hate the French, but do they really deserve Joey Barton?
The Olympic spirit may have had an effect on Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, as he gave a young Manchester City fan his Community Shield medal
Frank Lampard, 3...
Manchester City win the Community Shield with goals from a 3-2 win over Chelsea at Villa Park.
Fans who missed the game while watching the more entertaining ego-free Olympic coverage, could be excused thinking it was a another PR stunt by Max Clifford when the names of 2011/12 missing strikers Fernando Torres and Carlos Tevez both appeared on the scoresheet.
Eyewitness video footage shows th...
Carlos Tevez has stunned Manchester City's coaching staff by returning to training over a stone lighter than last season.
The Atkins Diet strikes again!
Blackburn manager Steve Kean is under pressure before the start of the season, with Shebby Singh, advisor to the club's owners, saying he will be sacked if Rovers lose their first three games.
In a remarkable...
Luis Suarez agrees new long-term deal with Liverpool.
He's going to racially abuse and refuse to shake hands with opposition players for even longer than originally expected.
Dutch international Wesley Sneijder is urging Inter Milan to buy his team-mate, 27-year-old midfielder Nigel de Jong, from Manchester City.
He also wants a push-bike, a packet of sweets and a new c...
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has caught the mood of the country when it comes to cycling, riding a smart new sky-blue bike to City's training ground.
Rumours he bought the bike from Arsene Wenger for £2 million have been denied by sources at City.
AC Milan have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign Turkish international Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid after Jose Mour...
Transfer Window Gossip
Ferguson confirms Man United talks with wonderkid Moura.
Oscar reportedly on his way to Chelsea for £25m.
There's only a small window (about four days every July normally) that English clubs can sign players from Brazil. If they saw how much it rains on a wet and windy Tuesday in Wigan, they wouldn't join the Premier League for all the tea in China (or roubles in R...
Out-of-favour Manchester City forward Roque Santa Cruz, 30, wants to remain in the north west as he seeks new club.
Gareth Southgate turned down the chance to become the FA's technical director over concerns about the job description during lengthy negotiations.
Apparently he was NOT allowed to eat pizza in his lunch-hour.
Manchester City, champions of England, have been accused of stifling the transfer market by Arsene Wenger, Roberto Di Mateo and Alex Ferguson.
Roberto Mancini replied with "Eh?"
"This is disgraceful," said Wenger. "I wished to sell Van Pepsi t...
Olympic Warm Up Match - Team GB 0 Brazil 2
Team GB were outclassed by Brazil at The Riverside with first half goals from Sandro and Neymar.
Just as well we didn't play them on the beach. Is it too late to instate David Beckham in the squad?
Glad All Over
Crystal Palace have announced the appointment of comedian and life long fan Eddie Izzard as Director.
Their fans could do with a laugh.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus confirm bids for Robin Van Persie from Arsenal.
Leaving Wenger enough cash to sign another Frenchman...
Birmingham supporter Rob Shannon has not missed one of his team's matches for 38 years, seeing the Blues play 1,800 consecutive games since 1974. And he only missed one that year because he was too ill to get out of bed.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 23, has told his representatives to secure him a return to Newcastle. (from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle) But the Reds will seek to recoup at least £20m from the sale of Carroll this summer, a valuation that will sorely test Newcastle's aspirations to re-sign the England striker (The Guardian)
I can imagine the conversation now -
Liverpool: "We want £20 mi...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was this afternoon declared homeless after discovering Manchester City FC had bought his house! Wenger was allegedly left fuming when upon returning to his eight bedroomed palatial home in the exclusive Totteridge area o...
Ryan Giggs will captain Team GB football team at the Olympics.
Well at least his wife will know where he is for 90 minutes.
Roberto Mancini has signed a new five year contract to stay at Manchester City after interest from the Russian FA for their national job.
It must have been the lovely Manchester weather and mushy peas that made his mind up.
Arsenal are figh...
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