Why Europe's top sides are circling for Genk's next ready-made star

It’s not often a player turning out for a team that sits bottom of their Champions League group attracts the attention of Europe’s elite clubs. But Genk midfielder Sander Berge, according to various reports, is one of the most in-demand players in the world right now.  So far, the Belgian side have one point from the 12 on offer in Group E. They lost 6-2 to Liverpool across two matches and 6-2 to...

Arsenal could transform major weakness into great strength with Spanish star

When it comes to signing centre-backs, Arsenal don’t exactly have a stellar record in recent years. Shkodran Mustafi has been calamitous. Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos often injured. Sokratis Papastathopoulos has underwhelmed. And David Luiz has been… well, David Luiz. William Saliba, signed from Saint-Étienne but loaned back to the Ligue 1 side, may buck this trend but he wo...

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Manchester City will be the true test of Chelsea's defensive improvement

After Chelsea had dispatched Crystal Palace to extend their winning run in the Premier League to six matches, the praise was understandably effusive for Frank Lampard and his side. The Blues, temporarily, sat second in the table. They were ahead of Manchester City. Ahead of Arsenal. Ahead of Manchester United. Ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. And this is with a team full of academy graduates and withou...

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January swoop Eagles' best chance to land Celtic's next star

Celtic are a force to be reckoned with both on and off the pitch these days. It was less than two weeks ago that Neil Lennon’s side stunned the Stadio Olimpico to clinch a stoppage-time win over Lazio and secure their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. They also sit joint-top of the Scottish Premiership having taken 31 points from a possible 36.   This is after the Bhoys received a...

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