Michael Somerville

Never afraid of expressing views that provoke debate and banter from passionate football fans; Michael is always interested in finding the alternative angle in a football story. His writing has been featured on The Daily Telegraph and BBC London radio. Michael is a double- award winning writer and a third year journalism student in Leicester. He has written about the arts, sports, and current affairs for a variety of print and online publications. Follow him on twitter @lastminutemike

Chelsea and Man City to battle for Bayern striker

April 16, 2013

Mario Gomez will be at the centre of a bidding war this summer as Manchester City and Chelsea aim to bring the much coveted striker to their respective clubs report Bild. Poacher Gomez, 27 has endured a disappointing season at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich having only made 16 appearances all season. The German striker has been kept out o […]

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Balotelli to move in ‘next few hours’

January 29, 2013

Mario Balotelli will complete his transfer back to AC Milan in ‘the next few hours’ according to Tuttosport. The fee is believed to be worth around £18m with Milan still open to a loan offer till the end of the season. However, the fee could be paid in installments up until 2017. The 22 year-old […] […]

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Arsenal and City to battle for Fernando Gago?

January 27, 2013

Valencia midfielder Fernando Gago has expressed his desire to join up with a club with a ‘big reputation’ according to Marca. The 26-year-old has struggled to settle at Valencia since his 3.5m euros transfer from Real Madrid in July 2012 and wants to leave- but only for a big club. Manchester City have been heavily […] […]

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Aston Villa would be mad to sack Paul Lambert

January 26, 2013

Following two successive cup defeats in a week to lower league opposition in Bradford City and Millwall, the pressure is on Paul Lambert to hold onto his Aston Villa job. The club are struggling in the Premier league with Lambert’s youthful defence coming under intense scrutiny from pundits and fans alike. But I believe that […] […]

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Liverpool cash in on reject defender

January 25, 2013

Liverpool will receive 1.75m euros from the sale of Emiliano Insua to Atletico Madrid report Yahoo Sports. The left-back has moved from Sporting Lisbon, where he made 34 appearances to join Los Colchoneros on a three-and-a-half year deal worth 3.5m euros. The Argentina international will be competition for the left back spot that Filipe currently [ […]

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Manchester United want Milan star

January 25, 2013

Manchester United have declared an interest in signing wantaway utility man Urby Emanuelson according to fichajes.com. The AC Milan defender/winger has been linked with Arsenal as he seeks a move away from the San Siro this January. The new link casts yet more doubt onto the future of Nani at United who is being tracked […] […]

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Chelsea on alert as Barcelona offer starlet

January 24, 2013

Chelsea target Isaac Cuenca has been told he can go out on loan until the end of the season, putting the West London club on alert report Marca. Rafa Benitez has rotated the likes of Oscar and Juan Mata this season and is in the market for another attacking midfielder having been linked with Isco […] […]

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Arsenal miss out on another top transfer target- report

January 24, 2013

Juventus will wrap up the transfer of Arsenal target Fernando Llorente in the next few days according to the Juventus official website. Llorente alerted several top clubs when it was reported that he would be available on a free transfer in the summer after he signaled his intention to leave Atletic Bilbao at the end […] […]

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Man United on verge of signing towering centre-back

January 23, 2013

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Benfica centre-back Esquiel Garay report Marca. The centre-back has been in sensational form for Benfica this season and has caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson after his starring display in the Champions League 0-0 draw away to Barcelona. Benfica are adamant that Garay is worth £28m but […] […]

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LA Galaxy offer deal for Real Madrid star

January 23, 2013

LA Galaxy have offered $8m for the services of Brazilian Kaka after his proposed move to AC Milan broke down. Spanish broadcaster Andres Cantor tweeted the news from his account: According to Marca newspaper, LA Galaxy made an 8M bid for Kaká. Real Madrid turned it down, they won’t sell him for less than 32M […] […]

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‘It’s up to me to put the bread on the table.’ Interview with Cheltenham Town’s Sam Deering

January 23, 2013

East-ender Sam Deering has enjoyed spells with clubs all over the London area and Midlands since he signed his professional contract in 2006. The 21-year-old midfielder talks about what it’s like to be a professional footballer with a baby daughter to look after, promotion to the Football League and the importance of being mature and [&hellip […]

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Liverpool close to signing Brazilian wonderkid

January 21, 2013

Liverpool will increase their original offer of £5m as they attempt to prise Inter Milan’s Philippe Coutinho to Anfield this January report The Liverpool Echo. Cash strapped Inter Milan have already sold Wesley Sneidjer below his market value to Galatasary and look to be set to agree a fee with Liverpool for one of their most promising [&h […]

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