Time to stop crying – Yoshida

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida urged his team to bounce back from their “painful” League Cup defeat to Manchester United when they visit Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. “We have no time to cry anymore, so just head up and move on to get back on track,” he said. “We tried to accomplish something…

New deal set for Bilic

West Ham United are set to reward manager Slaven Bilic with a new contract at the end of the season after the team’s improved results. Since the beginning of December, the Hammers have won six and drawn two of their 11 Premier League matches. Bilic also impressed the club board after handling last month’s acrimonious sale of…

Koulibaly eyeing Chelsea move

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly could be set to eye a move to Chelsea if his current club, who are currently third in the Serie A, fail to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims Chelsea made a late bid to sign the 25-year-old Senegal international last year, but…

Afellay extends Stoke contract

Dutch playmaker Ibrahim Afellay has signed a new two-year deal with Stoke City, ending speculation over his future, with the 30-year-old’s previous contract due to end this summer. “I’m very happy. From the first day I came to the club I felt at home and I’m looking forward to the future and to doing good things…

Stop Ibrahimovic’s supply – Surman

Ahead of hosting Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman says his side must prevent the supply to opposing forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. When asked how, the midfielder said: “It’s difficult because he’s got everything. He can head it, hold the ball up, score goals with his feet and bring other players into the…

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