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Prediction: Colombia v England 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England Win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Coral

On Tuesday night, Colombia and England go head-to-head for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Colombia made the last eight last time out, but the Three Lions have not played in the World Cup quarter-final since 2006. It is a massive game for both teams.


Colombia recovered from a defeat in their opening group games to defeat Poland and Senegal top Group H. The highly-rated South American team have been on a run of unconvincing form of late, as they failed to win any of their three warm-up games heading into Russia 2018.

Who would be a better signing for Arsenal, Mahrez or Rodriguez? 2

Posted on June 11, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all know Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not like putting his hand in his pocket when it comes to spending the clubs money. Last summer he did spend big money on Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.

However, the rumour mill has now well and truly kicked in and Arsenal are being linked with some top players. Two of those players are Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, who would both no doubt add something to the Gunners team for next season.

Would reportedly cost similar fees

Arsenal linked with Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez 0

Posted on June 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal are lining up a £50m bid to sign Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez this summer. The Gunners have reportedly caught wind of the South American’s unhappiness at the Santiago Bernabéu and are keen to bolster their squad with the potential departures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the coming weeks.

Rodriguez made just 13 starts in the Spanish La Liga last season, scoring and creating an impressive 14 goals. The 25-year-old has been used as a substitute nine times in the league and was left out of the matchday squad entirely in the Champions League victory over Juventus. The Colombian is alleged to have told Real of his desire to leave the club and is seeking first-team football to ensure of his place in Colombia’s 2018 World Cup squad.

Aaron Ramsey linked with Real Madrid switch 0

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Milos Markovic

European champions Real Madrid are being linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in a deal reportedly worth £25 million.

Despite the fact Spanish giants are not allowed to make any transfer-related moves until January 2018, the British media outlet The Sun has today spread the word on Los Blancos being eager to snap the Welsh international once FIFA have lifted their transfer ban.

Real Madrid are hopeful their appeal against the two-window transfer ban will be a success, which would ultimately allow them to make a desired move earlier than planned.

Mesut Ozil wanted back at Real Madrid 2

Posted on December 14, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Don Balon, Real Madrid is set to launch a bid to re-sign Arsenal’s in-form German playmaker Mesut Ozil.

The playmaker has been at his best this season for the Gunners and in the last ten Premier League appearances has produced 11 assists and 13 assists in all this season. He seems to have returned to the form that led to him being considered the European assist king not so long ago.

Arsenal linked with Real Madrid star 0

Posted on May 14, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal are being linked with a move for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco by the Daily Express. The former-Malaga star is reported rated in the £45millon bracket by the Spanish giants, who on Wednesday night exited the Champions League at the semi-final stage.

Isco started the match for the Spanish giants, as they drew 1-1 with Juventus at the Bernabeu and lost the tie 3-2 on aggregate.


Despite producing some impressive and influential displays for Real this season, Isco is still only considered a back-up to the likes of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos in central midfield. The 23-year-old signed for Real on the back of his superb displays for Malaga, but as an attacking midfielder.

Khedira not joining Gunners claims Express 0

Posted on July 18, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal is no longer in the hunt for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira. However, the Gunners have completed the £1omillion signing of full-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle.


It seems that the stumbling block in the deal could be Khedira’s £150,000 a-week wage demands. However, it does look likely that Khedira will leave the Spanish capital this summer, after Los Blancos completed the £24million signing of Germany international playmaker Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

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