Lampard: We Needed To Win To Stay In The Race

Frank Lampard has pledged his future to Chelsea for the remainder of his contract after helping them to claim a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Monday night. Lampard’s late penalty secured the points for Andre Villas-Boas’ side, who had earlier fallen behind to Mario Balotelli’s second-minute strike before equalising through Raul Meireles. Lampard has been in and out of the Chelsea side this season, giving way to speculation about…

December 13, 2011

Gervinho: We Need Van Persie To Stay At The Club

Arsenal new-boy Gervinho says that the club needs leaders like captain Robin van Persie to stay if they are to overcome their trophy drought. The Gunners were forced to offload Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy this summer, having not won a trophy since the FA Cup triumph of 2005. And, with Van Persie’s contract running out in the summer of 2013, speculation is rife that the Dutchman may…

October 24, 2011

Samir Nasri Exited About Manchester City Move

Samir Nasri has admitted that he cannot wait to link up with his new team-mates at Manchester City. The 24-year-old had been linked with a move away from Arsenal throughout the summer, and completed his switch to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday on a four-year deal. The former Marseille midfielder has compared his new club to Real Madrid during their ‘Galacticos’ era and said he is looking forward to playing…

August 25, 2011

Roberto Mancini Frustrated By Transfer Delays

Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City will be capable of winning the title if they “complete” the squad but has been frustrated by the long wait for Samir Nasri. Nasri, who has just one year remaining on his contract at Arsenal, has long been tipped to complete a move to Eastlands and The Times even reported it as a done deal over a month ago. With Arsenal yet to accept City’s…

August 13, 2011

Roberto Mancini: We Need To Complete Our Squad

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he still has to finish his summer squad-building exercise. After steering City into the Champions League, Mancini has made four signings since the end of last season, with defenders Gael Clichy and Stefan Savic and goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon joining club-record signing Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium. But speaking after Sunday’s 3-2 Community Shield defeat, the Italian – who has been heavily linked with…

August 8, 2011

Manchester City Sign New Goalkeeper

Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from Poli Timisoara. Pantilimon, 24, made his debut for the Romanian national team in 2008 and played against City on two occasions in the Europa League last season. He arrives to provide cover for Joe Hart following the sale of Shay Given to Aston Villa. Pantilimon is the club’s fourth signing of the summer after Gael Clichy, Stefan Savic and…

August 5, 2011