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Luka Modric: Tottenham needs to bounce back in title race against Manchester City on Sunday

Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport98 hits

Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has likened modern football to the gladiatorial arena due to the philosophy of those on the terraces. Lahm admits that the atmosphere in the stands makes it harder for gay footballers to come out of the closet. "The football stadium is rarely politically correct. Football is like gladiatorial combat. I do not think that society is at the point whe...Full Story »

Redknapp laughs off Torres-Modric swap

Posted Monday, January 16, 2012 by ESPN302 hits

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has dismissed suggestions that he would consider taking Fernando Torres in exchange for Luka Modric. Chelsea tried unsuccessfully to land Modric last summer, but they are still linked with the Croatian star. Redknapp, who insists he wants Modric to remain at Spurs for the long-term, has now been credited with a possible interest in Torres. But he has bee qui...Full Story »

Lukaku pondering summer loan switch from Chelsea

Posted Monday, January 16, 2012 by ESPN148 hits

Romelu Lukaku has played seven times this season Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku says he will have to consider going out on loan next season if he fails to get more first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku, 18, arrived in West London with an impressive reputation having scored 31 goals in two seasons for Anderlecht, but has struggled to assert himself on the first-team picture this se...Full Story »

Agent: Lukas Podolski is comfortable at Koln but no comment on AC Milan link

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport111 hits

The agent of Koln striker Lukas Podolski has insisted that his client is comfortable with his current situation, but refused to rule out the possibility of a move to AC Milan. Representative Kon Schramm recently declared his client would not leave his hometown club in January. However, the player has not yet committed his long-term future to Koln, having declined to discuss a potential contract...Full Story »

Agent: Lukas Podolski will not leave Koln in January due to Euro 2012 hopes

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

Lukas Podolski is unwilling to move clubs during the January transfer window because he does not want to jeopardise his Euro 2012 hopes, according to one of the player’s representatives. The Germany international has been repeatedly linked with a move away from hometown club Koln in recent months, with Arsenal reported to be keen on Podolski. However, Kon Schramm has told the Guardian th...Full Story »

Ince: United need Modric or Iniesta

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by ESPN275 hits

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes the transfer window has come at the right time for the club. United announced that midfielder Darren Fletcher is to take an extended break from the game because he is suffering from ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel condition. The Old Trafford club had previously stated they did not intend doing much activity in the transf...Full Story »

Corluka agent admits Spurs defender could make Roma move

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by hits

Vedran Corluka could be heading to Roma in January, with his agent set to sit down with Tottenham and sort out his future in the coming days. The Croatian defender has featured in just three Premier League matches this season, having lost his place in the Spurs side to Kyle Walker. Mindful of the fact he could miss out on a place in the Croatia squad for Euro 2012, Corluka wants to move to a...Full Story »

Report: Schalke wants Lukas Podolski to replace Raul

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport78 hits

Schalke is reportedly lining up Lukas Podolski as a replacement for the seemingly outbound Raul. The Spanish striker has been a hit since arriving in Gelsenkirchen from Real Madrid in July 2010 but, with his lucrative contract set to expire next summer, he reportedly will have to take a salary cut if he is to remain with the Champions League semifinalists. Such a loss of wages he is far from c...Full Story »

Lukas Podolski unharmed in car crash

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Cologne says Germany forward Lukas Podolski escaped unhurt when he crashed his car into another vehicle while driving to training on Monday. Police say a three people in the car hit by Podolski were taken to be examined in a hospital as a precaution. Cologne quotes Podolski as saying “thank God, nothing much happened.” Podolski is nursing a left-calf injury sustained in the 3-0 lo...Full Story »

Lukasz Fabianski in showdown talks with Arsene Wenger

Posted Monday, November 14, 2011 by The Sun84 hits

OUT OF FAVOUR ... Lukasz Fabianski ARSENAL keeper Lukasz Fabianski may go out on loan to help his chances of getting to Euro 2012 with Poland. He has played just twice this season — in the Carling Cup — and has staged showdown talks with boss Arsene Wenger. Third-choice Manuel Almunia has already spent a stint on loan in the Championship at West Ham. And asked if he could do the ...Full Story »

Harry Redknapp says Luka Modric would never rock the boat like Carlos Tevez

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by The Sun119 hits

HARRY REDKNAPP insists Luka Modric will never become a renegade like Carlos Tevez.Modric wanted to leave Spurs for Chelsea in the summer and Tevez was desperate to quit Manchester City — but neither star got a move. Yet there has been a massive difference in their reaction. While Tevez has gone into meltdown, Tottenham's Croatian ace has powered his team to four successive Premier Leagu...Full Story »

Luka Modric closing in on new mega deal

Posted Monday, October 03, 2011 by footybunker.com185 hits

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Luka Modric is closing in on a new long term deal that will keep the Croatian at the White Hart Lane club until at least 2015 worth a staggering £105k per week. Modric, who only turned 26 last month was the subject of mass speculation during the summer with Chelsea reported to have had at least bids turned down by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. The West Londo...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Arsenal preview - Wenger tracked Modric progress

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by PA930 hits

Arsene Wenger knew all about the talents of Luka Modric before Tottenham signed the Croatian midfielder. The Gunners boss takes his Arsenal team to Tottenham on Sunday for a north London derby which doubles up as a celebration of his 15th anniversary in charge. If Arsenal are to come away with anything they will need to contain the play-making talents of the man Tottenham refused to sell to ...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku eyes Chelsea Champions League spot

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by The Sun283 hits

ROMELU LUKAKU has vowed to see in 2012 by being a Champions League hit.Chelsea's new striker reckons he can force his way into the 25-man squad for the knockout stages of the tournament once he is fully up to speed with English football. Lukaku, 18, is determined to ignore the cramps after being rewarded with his first start for the club on Wednesday — in a two-hour Carling Cup tie agai...Full Story »

Chelsea may send Josh McEachran and Romelu Lukaku out on loan

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by The Sun170 hits

JOSH McEACHRAN and Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan if they do not play enough games this year.Stamford Bridge boss Andre Villas-Boas regards the highly-rated teenagers as key figures in his future plans. But he fears their progress could be hampered by a lack of regular football this season. And AVB will allow both 18-year-olds to join Premier League rivals in the New ...Full Story »

Chelsea omit £18m striker Romelu Lukaku from Champions League squad

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011 by theguardian.com177 hits

• Belgian forward sacrificed as Blues struggle with 25-man squad• Only five 'homegrown' players available to André Villas-Boas Romelu Lukaku missed out with Chelsea able to name only 17 non-homegrown players. Chelsea have been forced to sacrifice the £18m new signing Romelu Lukaku from their Champions League squad for the group stage of the competition. The Belgium inte...Full Story »

Chelsea target £30million Franck Ribery after going cold on Luka Modric

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by hits

RIB RAID ... Blues want Franck CHELSEA made a £30million move for French star Franck Ribery yesterday. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has turned to Ribery in his search for a world-class playmaker after being frustrated by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's tough stance over Luka Modric. But Bayern Munich will not consider a deal for less than £36m. The Blues are ready to hand him a pay dea...Full Story »

Assou-Ekotto: 'Modric is happy to stay with Spurs'

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by hits

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has given the strongest indication yet that Luka Modric could be set to remain at Spurs. The Croatian midfielder has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea all summer after publicly declaring his desire to swap White Hart Lane for Stamford Bridge, but Spurs stood firm and refused to sell at any cost. And now Assou-Ekotto has told talkSPORT that during a ...Full Story »

Daniel Levy goes on the offensive in Luka Modric war

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by The Sun151 hits

DANIEL LEVY has gone on the offensive in his fight to keep want-away midfielder Luka Modric at Tottenham. The Spurs chairman has called Chelsea and told them to lay off his Croatian midfielder who he insists is going nowhere. And now he is planning showdown talks with the unsettled star later today in a bid to bring the long-running saga to an end. A top Tottenham source said: "Luka refused...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku slept in a Didier Drogba shirt

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by The Sun207 hits

ROMELU LUKAKU is in blue heaven after finally meeting his boyhood idol Didier Drogba.Now the £20million teenager has urged Drogba to stay at Stamford Bridge and help him to become the next Chelsea superstar. Lukaku, signed from Anderlecht earlier this month, admitted he was in tears after finally attending his first Blues match at the weekend. And the 18-year-old Chelsea obsessive revea...Full Story »

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