SAKHO AGREES PERSONAL TERMS WITH PALACE

Liverpool defender MamadouSakho has reportedly agreed personal terms with his prospective new employers Crystal Palace.


The 27-year old has been linked with the Premier League side this summer following his successful short stint with the club last season.

Liverpool want up to £30 million for the player but this is slowing down the deal as Palace hope the Redswould soften their stance. The Eagles would not be able to offer that much for the defender even though the club has identified Sakho as their summer defensive target.

With European sides scrambling for decent centre half, Liverpool feel the valuation is in place. The pedigree, experience and recent performances also lend credence to the claim. The price of other acquired defenders this summer helps the Merseyside maintain their stance. Continue reading “SAKHO AGREES PERSONAL TERMS WITH PALACE”

MOURINHO COMPLAINS OF TIGHT FIXTURES

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has complained of tight fixtures again.


He has criticised the schedule of the club in recent weeks as they juggle between the various competitions they are involved in.

The Red Devils are set to play Ajax in next week’s Europa League final. Mourinho says he is frustrated that the team did not get more time to prepare. The Portuguese preferred that the last games of the season – which are played at the same time – should have been moved to Saturday instead of the Sunday afternoon it is scheduled.

The game presents Mourinho with an opportunity to get Champions League football next season if they win the title. It would be another opportunity to get a major trophy aside their EFL Cup. Continue reading “MOURINHO COMPLAINS OF TIGHT FIXTURES”

PALACE NOT SURE OF SAKHO

Premier League side Crystal Palace are not sure they would eventually give former Liverpool star MamadouSakhoa deal, according to reports in England.


The manager Sam Allardyce admitted this despite the player’s run since leaving Anfield.

The 27-year-old has been decent since he started featuring for the Glaziers. Big Sam admits this but opines that getting a permanent deal is still difficult. However, he hailed the player’s contributions to the team.

“It would be a big negotiation at the end of the season if we were to stay in the Premier League.At this moment in time Mama has chosen crystal Palace to play first-team football, I think he has settled into the environment exceptionally well,” Allardyce said.

Sakho was crucial to Palace’s clean sheets, joining new additions Patrick van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic as the club fights relegation. Continue reading “PALACE NOT SURE OF SAKHO”

SAM ALLARDYCE PALACE TASTE DEFEAT

Tuesday’s night encounter between Crystal Palace and Swansea produced some of the most unforgettable moments in the premier league, with Swansea ending their recent poor run of form with a much-deserved victory.


Swansea, who are currently in the relegation zone, edged out Crystal Palace all thanks to an Angel Rangel’s late minute goal.

For Sam Allardyce, changing the fortunes of crystal palace will not come as easy as he expected. If anything was evident on Tuesday night, it was the fact it would take this his new side time to understand the dogged kind of football Allardyce believes will keep Crystal Palace above relegation.

With the recent defeat, Allardyce would be looking to bolster his squad in an attempt to keep this ailing Crystal Palace team in the premier league. For Swansea, the win means a lot for Coach Paul Clement boys who will now try to turn the tide in their favor by getting a favorable result from their next match. Continue reading “SAM ALLARDYCE PALACE TASTE DEFEAT”

CRYSTAL PALACE WANT CHELSEA’S IVANOVIC

English Premier League side Crystal Palace want Chelsea’s veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic as the player remains out of favour at Stamford Bridge.


Antonio Conte’s new formation has forced out the Serb as the manager prefers three quick players at the back. According to reports, Crystal Palace are willing to play the veteran as the 32-year old right back might get axed from Chelsea.

With the current set-up, Chelsea have enjoyed four wins in four games. They have kept a clean sheet and scored eleven goals, even against top teams. Ivanovic last played for the blues in the 3-0 loss to Arsenal on September 24. With just three players at the back, Victor Moses has taken his spot. Moses has been impressive in the role, forcing speculation that Ivanovic might exit the club at the end of the season before his career finally winds down completely.
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BAINES TO MISS CRYSTAL PALACE GAME

Everton player Leighton Baines is set to miss Friday’s clash with Crystal Palace, according to reports. Everton are poised to host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30th in a much awaited clash. Baines was missing in the 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday. The loss – the first this term – was a wake-up call to the Toffees, ensuring they drop from second place in the Premier League.

Baines was expected back before the meeting with Alan Pardew’s men, but revelations show he would sit the game out. Bryan Oviedo was the replacement in the left-back position, and is likely the one coach Ronald Koeman would play on Friday. Continue reading “BAINES TO MISS CRYSTAL PALACE GAME”