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Eden Hazard to Real Madrid? Karim Benzema says Chelsea star would be a 'great signing' for Spanish giants

Karim Benzema would be pleased to see Eden Hazard join him at Real Madrid.The Chelsea playmaker has been one of the stand-out stars in the Premier League this season.He has netted 14 goals in 29 games, and claimed numerous assists, to help his side charge towards the title.Hazard's form has reportedly drawn the attention of Real Madrid, with the Spanish giants said to be lining up the 26-year-old as their next 'Galactico' signing.Real are reportedly willing to pay a world record £100million tran...

Celtic FC news: Kieran Tierney wants punishment for 'obvious' Alex Schalk dive

Kieran Tierney feels Alex Schalk should face the same punishment as Jamie Walker following the Ross County player's dive.Schalk threw himself to the ground under no contact after getting in front of Erik Sviatchenko to win a late penalty, which Liam Boyce converted to earn County a 2-2 draw.Tierney was the victim of Walker's dive on the opening day of the season as the Hearts midfielder won a penalty before being hit with a two-match ban for simulation.And Schalk can expect to receive the same p...

Arsenal FC team news: Predicted Gunners XI to face Middlesbrough in the Premier League

Arsenal are battling to save their season after a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace left them seven points off fourth place in the Premier League table.A trip to Middlesbrough, with their miserly defence, is up next on Monday night for the Gunners, who do still have games in hand on most of the teams above them.Thankfully for under-fire boss Arsene Wenger, both Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny are rated as having an 80 per cent chance of starting against the struggling Riverside outfit.The game does, ...

Juventus join Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for Schalke star Leon Goretzka

Juventus are the latest club to be linked with Arsenal and Tottenham target Leon Goretzka.The German midfielder has fewer than 18 months left on his current contract at Schalke and seems no closer to agreeing an extension.And the 22-year-old will have his pick of clubs to choose from this summer, with his Bundesliga employers set to cash in on him.Arsenal and Spurs both want to lure him to England, while Bayern Munich are hopeful of keeping him in Germany with a bid of their own.But now, accordi...

Gary Cahill says Chelsea 'were not at the races' against Manchester United and demands reaction from teammates

Gary Cahill admits to feeling angry at Chelsea's performance in defeat at Manchester United on Sunday but is expecting an immediate response.The Blues were beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford with their former boss Jose Mourinho scoring a moral victory as goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera pegged Chelsea back.The defeat means Antonio Conte's side are now just four points clear of London rivals Tottenham at the top of the Premier League with six games remaining.Chelsea remain the favourites to w...

Arsenal transfer update: Spanish reports claim Barcelona will sell Arda Turan in the summer

Arsenal's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has been given a timely boost, according to Spanish reports.Sport have revealed Barca are prepared to sell the 30-year-old in the summer window, with the Turkey international failing to nail down a regular first-team place at the Nou Camp.In fact, Barcelona are expected to clear a number of players out of the club, with Turan likely to be part of the exodusReports have suggested Arsenal are preparing a £25m offer for Turan, and the latest clai...

Granada 0-3 Celta de Vigo: Arsenal legend Tony Adams loses first game in charge of Nazaries

Tony Adams' debut as Granada manager ended in despair as Celta de Vigo beat the LaLiga strugglers 3-0, LIVE on talkSPORT 2.Brought in to keep the Spanish minnows in the top flight, the Arsenal legend could do nothing to improve Granada's fate - and they remain seven points off safety with just six games remaining.Jozabed opened the scoring for visitors Celta 23 minutes in with a lovely finish, and although they dominated play, it took until the second half before the 10th placed outfit doubled t...

Podcast: Danny Kelly's Trans Europe Express - Sunday, April 16

Danny Kelly is joined by Kevin Hatchard to take a look at all the big football news from the continent.They discuss Borussia Dortmund’s return to normality in the Bundesliga following the midweek bus attack, the first ever Chinese-owned Milan derby, and Tony Adams' debut as Granada manager.This week’s European cult hero is former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, and there’s also time to preview the upcoming Champions League and Europa League action.Listen above, or click here to download the podc...

The Press Pass - Sunday, April 16

Neil Ashton is joined by Tony Evans and John Dillon to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.The trio look back at an eventful weekend of Premier League action, including Manchester United's win over Chelsea which has blown the title race wide open.Plus, the panel discuss the goalscoring return of Vincent Kompany, the relegation run-in, and Kelvin MacKenzie's column in the Sun.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.

Manchester United FC news: Jose Mourinho praises Red Devils’ ‘special performance’ against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has admitted he is very happy with the ‘special performance’ Manchester United put in as they defeated Chelsea on Sunday to blow the Premier League title race wide open.Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera netted in each half to hand United a superb win over the Blues, in a game in which Antonio Conte’s men never looked likely to win.The visitors struggled to get going at Old Trafford, though much of that was down to an excellent showing by Mourinho’s side.Herrera nullified Eden Hazar...

Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte insists Tottenham ARE back in the title race after defeat to Manchester United

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte accepted Tottenham were back in the title race after suffering a potentially damaging loss at the hands of his predecessor Jose Mourinho.Goals from Marcus Rasford and Ander Herrera condemned the Premier League leaders to a 2-0 defeat against Mourinho's Manchester United and left them just four points ahead of Spurs with six games to play.Chelsea led the table by 10 points at the start of April and Conte, whose side were also beaten by Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, ac...

Dominating performance by Demetrious Johnson as he takes one step closer to being known as the greatest of all time

Demetrious Johnson has once again shown why he is unquestionably the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world, as he dismantles Wilson Reis in impressive fashion at UFC Fight Night Kansas City.When you watch Demetrious Johnson, there’s a funny sense of calm in the building as fans know it’s not if Johnson wins, but when, and that was the case last night. The fight started of with Wilson Reis on the front foot, managing to land a few solid shots on Johnson but non of which had nearly enough ...

Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Spurs fans excited and cautious at the same time after Chelsea loss

Chelsea's lead over Tottenham at the top of the Premier League has been reduced to four points following the Blues' latest loss.The club were beaten 2-0 by Man United at Old Trafford and there are now six games left to play.REVEALED: Spurs and Chelsea's Premier League run-inHowever, many Tottenham fans will tell you they're not thinking about the end of the season just yet, and while they are excited about the remainder of the campaign, they have every reason to be cautious. Life as a Spurs fan ...

The Weekend Starts Here PODCAST - April 15/16, 2017

Tom Rennie presents the best of Saturday and Sunday Starts Here with former Wimbledon defender Chris Perry, Mark Webster, former Charlton striker Jason Euell and ex-Stoke City winger Matthew Etherington.The Podcast includes regular features such as ‘Chant To Anything’ and the Pub Quiz.You can listen to Tom Rennie and guests every Saturday and Sunday from 9AM on talkSPORT2.

IPL: Ben Stokes takes three wickets as Rising Pune Supergiants ease to victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rising Pune Supergiants held off Royal Challengers Bangalore to claim the points with a 27 run victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.Despite only managing a total of 161 - Rahul Tripathi top scoring with a modest 31 - the Supergiants were superb with the ball to restrict RCB to a lowly 134/9.Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were dismissed with just 57 between them, and the Supergiants restricted every other batsman to no more than 20.Ben Stokes claimed the man of the match award, as though he hit j...

The Warm Up podcast with Max Rushden - Sunday, April 16

Listen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning tackle the important - and utterly trivial - sporting matters of the day in another edition of the Warm Up.Guests include former IBF middleweight champion and Chelsea fan, Darren Barker, and ex-Scotland striker Alan McInally, whilst Nottingham Forest legend Garry Birtles is the subject of this week's edition of Footballers are Nice.Listen above or, to get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for...

West Brom v Liverpool LIVE stream and confirmed line-ups: Premier League coverage on 16 April 2017

Liverpool travel to West Brom looking to boost their hopes of finishing in the top four.The Reds are currently fourth and will go back above Manchester City with a victory over the Baggies.LIVE ON talkSPORT: West Brom v Liverpool - click here to listen to our Premier League coverageJurgen Klopp has dropped young stars Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Armstrong after the win over Stoke City, and reinstated Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho to his XI, while Lucas comes in to replace Ragnar Kla...

Liverpool FC team news: Confirmed starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion

Listen to West Brom v Liverpool EXCLUSIVELY on talkSPORT from 1:30pm.Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has named his starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.Teen talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn drop out of the XI after playing from the off against Stoke City, with Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho returning to the fold.There is also a recall for Brazil star Lucas who takes the place of Ragnar Klavan in a three-man defence.Liverpool XI to face West Brom: Mignolet,...

Gareth Bale goal v Barcelona: Watch the Real Madrid man score in the Copa del Rey final

What a goal. Even with Marc Bartra trying his best to stop him, Gareth Bale sprinted past the Barcelona defender to win the 2014 Copa del Rey with minutes remaining exactly three years ago.Bale took centre stage with Cristiano Ronaldo injured and the Real Madrid man celebrated wildly in the stands as he, and everyone else, marvelled at his team-mate's brilliance.Tony Adams' first LaLiga game in charge of Granada is live on talkSPORT 2 at 19:45 (GMT) when they take on Celta Vigo.

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