June 2019 - Soccer Wiretap

Scott McTominay Could Miss One Month Due To Knee Injury

Dec 31, 2019 1:20 PM

Scott McTominay could miss up to a month after suffering ligament injury in his knee against Newcastle.

"I wouldn't expect him to be back within a few weeks," said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. "I don't know if it's three or four weeks ... We've just got to find a way through it."


United are currently 5th on the table ahead of their matchup against Arsenal on New Year's Day.


Tags: Manchester United, Injury

Paul Pogba To Remain At Manchester United, According To Agent

Dec 31, 2019 1:09 PM

Paul Pogba's agent Mina Raiola reiterated Pogba's commitment to Mancheser United.

"Paul has always respected Manchester United just as Manchester United has also always respected Paul. And the only one that talks for Manchester United and for Paul is Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer]," said Raiola.

Raiola added that Pogba wants to win trophies with the club. 

"As long as Paul is at Manchester United he wants to win trophies... he wants to give it 100%," added Raiola.

Pogba struggled with an ankle injury this season, but will return against Arsenal.


Tags: Manchester United, Transfer Rumor

Barcelona Reportedly Interested In Dani Olmo Transfer

Dec 31, 2019 1:06 PM

Barcelona have approached officially Dinamo Zagreb over a potential move for Dani Olmo this summer.

Barcelona inquired about Olmo's price, though they have yet to make an official bid.

Zagreb put a $44 million price tag on the 21-year-old Olmo last summer after attracting attention from the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Moises Llorens & Sam Marsden/ESPN

Tags: Barcelona, Dinamo Zagreb, Transfer Rumor

Julian Weigl Officially Joins Benfica

Dec 31, 2019 12:47 PM

Julian Weigl joined Benfica from Borussia Dortmund on a 4.5 year deal.

The 24-year-old made 171 appearances for Dortmund.

Weigl signed with Dortmund from 1860 Munich in 2015. 


Tags: Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Official Transfer

Rhian Brewster Close To Swansea Loan Move

Dec 30, 2019 1:17 PM

Swansea are in talks to get Rhian Brewster on loan from Liverpool.

Brewster, who signed with Liverpool at 14-years-old, has only made 2 appearances for the club this season.

The 19-year-old striker has attracted attention from several Championship sides, though he has a previous relationship with Swansea manager Steve Cooper from England's U17 side. 

Ben Fisher/The Guardian

Tags: Liverpool, Loan

Mikel Arteta Wants Granit Xhaka To Stay At Arsenal

Dec 30, 2019 1:14 PM

Mikel Arteta said he wants Granit Xhaka to stay at Arsenal despite interest from Hertha Berlin.

"He played at Bournemouth, he played really well, he was very committed, he played a really good game. After the game he started to feel ill. He had a temperature and he wasn’t feeling good. The last two days he was in bed. That’s why he wasn’t selected [against Chelsea]," said Arteta.

Xhaka was stripped of his captaincy earlier in the season.

The Guardian

Tags: Arsenal, Misc Rumor

Roma In Talks To Be Bought By Friedkin Group

Dec 30, 2019 1:12 PM

Roma are in talks to be bought by the Friedkin Group lead by billionaire Dan Friedkin, the club confirmed.

Roma has been valued at $840 million, a record valuation for a Serie A side.

Current owner James Pallotta purchased the club in 2012. The current ownership group has been frustrated with a stalled project over building a new stadium in Rome.


Tags: Roma, Misc Rumor

Pep Guardiola: Catching Liverpool Is 'Unrealistic'

Dec 30, 2019 1:09 PM

Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City could not catch Liverpool this season, instead choosing to focus on upgrading the team for next year.

"It's unrealistic to think about it [catching Liverpool]," said Guardiola. "When a team has the numbers that Liverpool has why should we think about it, when we are 14 [points] or 17 behind? Prepare, play good, be as close as possible, play the knockouts and prepare for next season. Next season we will be here and hopefully we can do better."

Liverpool are currently 13 points ahead of City, with a match in hand.

Rob Dawson/ESPN

Tags: Liverpool, Manchester City, Game Recap

Andres Iniesta Rejects Move To MLS

Dec 30, 2019 1:06 PM

Andres Iniesta has rejected a move to come to MLS during the 2020 season, according to reports.

The 35-year-old Iniesta is under contract at Vissel Kobe through the 2021 season.

Estudiantes de la Planta confirmed that they also reached out to Iniesta, who rejected a move to Argentina.

Feargal Brennan/Football Espana

Tags: Transfer Rumor

David Moyes Signs 18-Month Deal With West Ham

Dec 29, 2019 11:08 PM

David Moyes has returned to West Ham on a 18-month contract.

Moyes replaces the recently sacked Manuel Pellegrini.

Moyes previously kept West Ham from relegation in the 2017-18 season.

“It’s fabulous to be back,” said Moyes. “It feels great to be home. I’ve missed being here because I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed being around the stadium and I loved being in this part of the world and I missed the club, so I can’t wait to get started.

Jacob Steinberg & Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Tags: West Ham United, Terms Agreement

Erling Haaland Signs With Borussia Dortmund for $22 Million

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Inter Miami To Name Diego Alonso As Manager, Trade For Juan Agudelo


Manuel Pellegrini Sacked By West Ham, David Moyes Considered For Role

BBC Sport

Arturo Vidal Attempting To Force Barcelona Exit Over Winter Window

Moises Llorens & Sam Marsden/ESPN

Fire Appoint Raphael Wicky As Manager


Nat Phillips To Return To Liverpool From Loan


Martin Odegaard To Return To Real Madrid Next Season

Carlos Forjanes/As.com

Real Madrid Step Up Interest In Fabian Ruiz

Mirko Calemme & Sergio Santos/As.com

Carles Alena Joins Real Betis On 6-Month Loan

Santi Giménez/As.com

Granit Xhaka Agrees To Terms With Hertha Berlin

Stephan Uersfeld/ESPN

Joaquin Signs 1-Year Extension At Real Betis

Antonio Cejas/Marca

Boubakary Soumare Linked With Tottenham Move


Inter Miami Sign Denso Ulysse, Drake Callender


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Suffers Ligament Damage In Ankle

Paul Wilson/The Guardian

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Returns To Milan On 6-Month Contract

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Barcelona To Pursue Buying Back Neymar From PSG In Summer

Moises Llorens, Sam Marsden/ESPN

Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho Say Holiday Schedule A 'Crime'


Konrad De La Fuente Wants To Join Jurgen Klinsmann At Hertha

Moises Llorens & Sam Marsden/ESPN

Pablo Machin Sacked By Espanyol

Dídac Piferrer/Marca

Edinson Cavani Reportedly Close To Atletico Madrid Move

Juan Castro & David G. Medina/Marca