Every Premier League team ranked in terms of net spend this transfer window

first_img 20 20 20. Southampton: -£7.3m (Spent: £30.2m/Received: £37.5m) 17. Sunderland: £6.0m (Spent: £15.0m/Received: £9.0m) 6. Crystal Palace: £25.3m (Spent: £25.3m/Received: £0.0m) 20 20 7. West Brom: £21.5m (Spent: £24.5m/Received: £3.0m) 20 20 20 20 20 20 4. Liverpool: £29.7m (Spent: £88.0m/Received: £58.3m) 20 8=. Leicester City: £20.4m (Spent: £26.9m/Received: £6.5m) 20 14. Swansea City: £9.1m (Spent: £9.6m/Received: £0.5m) 20 2. Newcastle United: £45.8m (Spent: £47.8m/Received: £2.0m) 13. Norwich City: £9.9m (Spent: £10.0m/Received: £0.1m) 10. West Ham: £20.1m (Spent: £25.1m/Received: £5.0m) 18. Everton: £5.1m (Spent: £5.6m/Received: £0.5m) 1. Manchester City: £60.3m (Spent: £98.7m/Received: £38.4m) 16. Aston Villa: £7.1m (Spent: £51.6m/Received: £44.5m) 12. Tottenham: £12.3m (Spent: £53.2m/Received: £40.9m) 11. Bournemouth: £18.0m (Spent: £19.0m/Received: £1.0m) 15. Arsenal: £7.7m: (Spent: £10.0m/Received: £2.3m) 20 19. Stoke City: £3.3m (Spent: £21.3m/Received: £18.0m) There are just five days left of the transfer window and Premier League clubs have now spent more than £730m between them.Interestingly, Tottenham’s £22m deal with Bayer Leverkusen for exciting winger Heung-Min Son on Friday morning means only Southampton have recouped a profit in the top flight.Clubs have received a combined £360m – so just under half of what they have parted with – which perhaps highlights the collective spending power throughout the league.But who is top of the pops when it comes to the net spending charts so far this summer? With the helps of our friends at Sporting Intelligence (@sportingintel), we’ve assembled the clubs in order for you.You might be surprised by some of the clubs residing in the upper echelons… 20 5. Watford: £27.4m (Spent: £27.4m/Received: £0.0m) 20 20 3. Chelsea: £30.9m (Spent: £66.1m/Received: £30.9m) 20 20 20 8=. Manchester United: £20.4m (Spent: £79.0m/Received: £58.7m) last_img read more

‘Biggest waste of money since Michael Owen’ – Newcastle fans blast Aleksandar Mitrovic

first_imgNewcastle boss Steve McClaren urged Aleksandar Mitrovic to keep his emotions under control after he was booked in his first two games for the club.But the Serbian youngster – a £12million signing from Anderlecht earlier this summer – clearly wasn’t listening to his boss as he was sent off just 15 minutes into Saturday’s clash with Arsenal.The red card looked harsh on the 20-year-old but it left Mapgies fans seething, with many blasting the player as a liability and suggesting he should not have been brought in to St James’ Park.Check out some of the best reaction on Twitter to Mitrovic’s sending off… //storify.com/talksport/newcastle-fans-blast-aleksandar-mitrovic-after-ars.js?border=false[View the story “Newcastle fans blast Aleksandar Mitrovic after Arsenal red card” on Storify] 1center_img Aleksandar Mitrovic is sent off last_img read more

Leeds close in on loan deal for Premier League man

first_img Will Buckley [right] in action for Sunderland 1 Leeds United are on the verge of landing Will Buckley on loan from Sunderland.The former Brighton and Watford winger has not featured for the Black Cats this season and is not in Dick Advocaat’s plans.Now he is hoping to kickstart his career back in the Championship with Leeds after they made their move.Buckley is expected to join up with Uwe Rosler’s squad this week but will not complete his switch until next week, to ensure his 93-day emergency loan deal runs until January.last_img read more

Arsenal ‘can’t afford to play catch-up’ in Premier League title race, warns Aaron Ramsey

first_img Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey 1 Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal need to raise their level if they are to stay in the Premier League title race.The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich City on Sunday to leave them two points adrift of leaders Manchester City and without a league win in November.Ramsey, who made his first start since he sustained an injury in October, is wary of the dangers of playing catch-up with the pace-setters so early in the season.“Every game is important at the moment, it is so tight so we don’t want to drop any points,” said the Welshman.“We don’t want to have to play catch up but we will see at the end of the season and we will want to bounce back and get back to winning ways on Saturday.“It was good to be back out here and to get some minutes under my belt.“Hopefully I can get a few more games under my belt to get my fitness levels back up.”last_img read more

Fergie to help decide Van Gaal’s Man United fate, club hold talks with Mourinho, Spurs revive Berahino chase – Paper review

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers, with Louis van Gaal’s future at Manchester United dominating the back pages…Sir Alex Ferguson is helping Manchester United chiefs to decide Van Gaal’s fate, with the legendary boss holding emergency talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and former chief executive David Gill at Old Trafford on Monday. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho is willing to take a £16million pay cut to become Manchester United manager. (Daily Star)United held informal talks with Mourinho’s representatives last week to gauge whether the axed Chelsea boss would want to succeedunder-pressure Louis van Gaal. (The Times) Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told outgoing Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola he will give him ANYTHING he wants in a bid to lure him to Stamford Bridge. (The Sun) Abramovich is planning to make Guardiola the world’s highest-paid manager and will also fund a massive overhaul of the Blues’ playing staff. (Daily Mail) Man United are ready to pay £51m for Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. (Mundo Deportivo) 19-year-old midfielder Marko Grujic has agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool ahead of completing a £5m move from Red Star Belgrade. (Liverpool Echo) Manchester City scouts are interested in 19-year-old Partizan Belgrade winger Andrija Zivkovic. (Daily Mail) Tottenham will make another attempt to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window, less than five months after a bitter war of words between two clubs over Spurs’ chase. (Daily Mail)Spurs will look to sign 30-year-old ex-Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, now at Valencia, if they fail to revive a deal for Berahino. (Daily Mail) Southampton have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in showing interest in 18-year-old Charlton forward Ademola Lookman. (Newshopper) QPR director of football Les Ferdinand admits that striker Charlie Austin, 26, might leave the club in January. (Evening Standard)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Louis van Gaal’s tactics are suffocating Manchester United’s star players, claims former Red Devils defender Danny HigginbothamManchester United must sack Louis van Gaal and make Ryan Giggs manager, ex-England ace Danny Murphy tells talkSPORTManchester United’s mood ‘not as low as during David Moyes’ reign’, claims Phil JonesExclusive – ‘Not good enough!’ Danny Murphy offers damning assessment of Liverpool’s current squadEverton and Liverpool both keen on wantaway Marseille goalkeeper Steve MandandaRed-hot Odion Ighalo will NOT leave Watford in January, insists manager FloresWest Ham boost! Dimitri Payet ‘could make early injury return’, reveals manager Slaven BilicBorussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rubbishes Arsenal and Chelsea transfer speculation 1last_img read more

Everton latest: Naismith’s future to be resolved ‘in the next few weeks’ amid Norwich interest

first_img Everton striker Steven Naismith 1 Everton manager Roberto Martinez expects Steven Naismith’s future to be resolved over the next couple of weeks amid speculation of fresh interest from Norwich.The Canaries tried to tempt Naismith to Carrow Road late in the summer transfer window but saw that move blocked by Martinez.However, the Scot has started just four times in the Premier League this season, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu all preferred on a more regular basis instead.Everton now play five times in 14 days, beginning with a home clash with Tottenham on Sunday, and Martinez believes clarity will be brought to Naismith’s situation after that run of games.“We speak constantly – in terms of making a decision about the next step and his future, it’s going to be over the next couple of weeks,” the Spaniard said.“We’ve got a really busy period now and we need to make sure we go through these games. Mid-January will be a perfect moment to have a little bit more of a calm period to look into detail.”Martinez denied his departure was imminent but appreciates Norwich’s interest may not have disappeared since they were rebuffed a few months ago.“We all know Steven Naismith had one Premier League club show an interest in the previous window and I’m sure that’s an open secret so I understand those rumours are there,” he noted.“At the moment there’s nothing to comment. During January we will make sure we know exactly how we need to move forward – it will be the case with every player that is not performing or is not playing a lot of minutes. We need to make sure we go through the window in the best possible way.”last_img read more

Power ranking! The 10 best players available for transfer in January

first_img 10 10 4. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) – Moura, despite his hefty £44m price tag, has struggled to settle in at the Parc des Princes, three years on from his arrival. His inconsistent form has seen Laurent Blanc turn his attention elsewhere in midfield, but it hasn’t deterred interest from Manchester United – who have long been linked with a move. The Red Devils may have signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin in the summer, but it seems that Louis van Gaal is far from satisfied by his options. The January transfer window is underway.Much activity from across Europe is expected, with even Arsene Wenger hinting at deals to be completed within the next 10 days.But who are the best players available?The winter market is a tricky period of business, as most managers block the exit of their star players, so, with this in mind, talkSPORT has ranked 10 of the best players that can be signed this month.Find out who they are by clicking the yellow arrow above, right.10 PLAYERS THAT COULD BE ON ARSENAL’S JANUARY WISH LIST20 PLAYERS THAT COULD MAKE PREMIER LEAGUE MOVES IN JANUARY 9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) – A new contract doesn’t look to be on the horizon for the Sweden captain, which could signal the end of his PSG career. The likelihood is that the striker will see out the remainder of his deal, but a lucrative offer this month could tempt both the player and his club into a transfer. Recently his agent stated that the centre forward ‘would be a perfect fit for the Premier League’ – is this a sign that Zlatan is on his way to England’s top flight? 10. Victor Valdes (Manchester United) – see nine more of the best players available this month by clicking the arrow above! – The past six months can’t have been pleasant for the Spaniard at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex. A dispute with manager Van Gaal has resulted in the goalkeeper being banished from the first-team, and an exit this month seems inevitable. Reports have been quiet on where the former Barcelona stopper could next go, but a stay in the Premier League could be on the cards. 10 2. Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar Donetsk) – A new Brazilian looks to be on his way to Stamford Bridge. Reports have heavily been linking the attacker to Chelsea, with rumours beginning to intensify that the Blues have agreed a £30m transfer in January. Guus Hiddink will be hoping that the forward, who has scored 25 goals in all competitions so far this season, brings his scoring boots to the Premier League. 6. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) – There surely is no going back for Berahino at the Hawthorns. The striker has, unsurprisingly, fallen tremendously out of favour with the Baggies this season. Despite his problems off the field, his quality would make him a welcome addition to a Premier League side fighting for a top four spot. Playing time should be a priority for the Englishman and it may now suit all parties if he is sold this month. 10 10 10 5. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) – Will he, won’t he? Many believe that the striker should be plying his trade in the Premier League after his excellent performances last season, but the Hoops’ hefty asking price seemingly left a number of clubs frustrated in the summer window. With six-months remaining on his contract, however, Austin is available to discuss his future outside of Loftus Road now and this month could be QPR’s final chance to cash in. 3. Leroy Sane (Schalke 04) – Sane caught the eye last season after scoring a stunning goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League, and interest has continued into the new campaign. According to reports, Manchester City are preparing a bid for the 19-year-old this month, and he could become the most expensive German player if a £40m offer is accepted. The pressure will certainly be on Raheem Sterling to consistently deliver should Sane arrive at the Etihad Stadium this month. 8. Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal) – The Frenchman looks certain to leave north London in the winter window, with his chances of pushing Hector Bellerin out of Arsene Wenger’s starting line up slim. And with Euro 2016 coming up, a move could prove crucial. His exit may therefore be more a case of needing to leave, rather than wanting. Reports suggest that the defender is set to remain in the Premier League, with strugglers Aston Villa among those interested. 10 10 7. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) – Since falling out with Spurs fitness coach Nathan Gardiner towards the end of the last calendar year, Townsend has become a forgotten figure in north London. It seems almost certain that the winger will leave White Hart Lane this month, either on loan or in a permanent deal, with plenty of interest from other clubs in England’s top flight. He’ll be hoping to make a late impression on Roy Hodgson ahead of Euro 2016. 10 10 1. Isco (Real Madrid) – The Spaniard has long been linked with a transfer to the Premier League, as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have repeatedly been credited with interest. This month could finally see the midfielder leave the Santiago Bernabeu as his playing time continues to prove minimal. He could cost as much as £30m, but City in particular do not appear fazed by his price tag. The decision, though, is now in the hands of new Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane.last_img read more

Catholic Church faces priest shortage

first_imgHe then prodded the altar boys. Still no takers. “Don’t you want to be a priest?” he asked one of the boys who shrugged. “Sure? Maybe? No way?” Los Angeles, the largest archdiocese in the country, has fewer than 400 diocesan priests to minister to more than 4.3million Catholics, according to its Web site. In the next five years, the San Fernando Region of the diocese, much of which is made up of the San Fernando Valley, will have an estimated 40percent fewer pastors than it does today. At St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, the seminary for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, only 45 of the 92 seminarians are earmarked as future priests for this archdiocese, which encompasses L.A., Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. “For almost all men who are considering the priesthood,” Forsen is quick to acknowledge, “the main difficulty is celibacy.” But that’s only one of the issues for the priest shortage. Across the country, religions that don’t require celibacy are experiencing a shortage, as well. Jewish synagogues and Protestant churches are reporting similar problems in recruiting rabbis and ministers. Some Episcopal and Presbyterian churches have a clergy shortage, and some congregations of Reform Judaism and the modern Orthodox wing of Judaism are without full-time rabbis. For Protestant denominations, the declining clergy population has been blamed on the attraction of more lucrative careers in the private economy as well as retirements. For Jews, until a few years ago there were more rabbis than congregations, and officials say recruitment was not emphasized, causing their shortage. But the Byzantine rite Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, which allow their priests to be married before ordination, get plenty of vocations. For the Roman Catholic Church, however, the clergy number across the country has been falling some 26percent since 1980, according to reports. The archdioceses of Omaha and Atlanta, each of which serves about 250,000 Catholics, average around seven vocations a year each. In 1999, the Los Angeles Archdiocese recruited three men for the priesthood. Since then, the number has varied from none in 2001 to six in 2000 and 2004. St. John’s ordained nine seminarians in September, five of whom were assigned to Los Angeles. According to a study by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, celibacy ranks as the main reason for the dwindling numbers of priests, along with the attraction of successful, private lives. “Our culture also places an emphasis on living a full, active sexual life; the priesthood calls one to chaste celibacy,” Forsen said. “The priesthood is, as it always has been, countercultural – not anti-cultural but clearly countercultural. The more countercultural our parishes and families become, the more likely it is that young people will want to live committed countercultural lives as priests and religious.” Lost in concerns over the priest shortage and the reasons behind it is the belief that the priesthood is a calling from God. “Let us at least begin to see it as a possibility that God may be calling some of the young people we know to serve him as a priest or sister,” McNamara wrote in his church’s Sunday bulletin about his recent experience with parents who didn’t want their infants growing up to become priests. But Forsen says the challenge the church faces is connecting with youngsters. He tells the story about a high school principal who cautioned him about reaching out to her students for vocations. “Good luck, Father. You priests do not live in the imagination of the young,” the principal told Forsen. “They dream about being astronauts, or professional ballplayers, or rock stars, or even video-game designers. “But they don’t dream about being priests. You’re not even on their radar.” Possible solutions, Forsen says, include taking steps to make Catholic life in general, and priestly and religious life in particular, attractive and spotlighting vocations as priorities – undoubtedly made more difficult in the wake of the clergy sex-abuse scandal that has rocked the church. “A lot of people see only the sacrifices that go into the priesthood – the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience,” he said. “There are people who ask, `How can you be a priest?’ And to them I say, `How can you be married?’ My point is that when you love, there is no sacrifice at all. “It’s the same with a priest. I feel that as a priest, I am trying to change the world for the good, and I am doing it for the same reason as people who are married. You are doing it for your kids.” tony.castro@dailynews.com 818-713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On a recent Sunday, the Rev. Robert J. McNamara of St. Bernardine of Siena Parish in Woodland Hills found himself baptizing four babies – all boys – and quipped that perhaps they would all grow up to be priests. “The joke bombed,” McNamara recalls. “The parents looked at me stone-faced. I even tried the joke a second time. It bombed a second time.” But it is no laughing matter in the Roman Catholic Church, which today finds itself with an all-time shortage of priests – so much so that many dioceses in the country are looking to Latin America to recruit seminarians. “We, unfortunately, are typical of the trouble the church is having in recruiting men for the priesthood,” said the Rev. Jim Forsen, who was ordained 28 years ago and is now vocations director for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Forsen makes the rounds of parishes, speaking during the homily about the joys of a religious vocation with the charisma befitting a college football recruiter. At St. John Eudes Church in Chatsworth, for instance, he summoned all the children at the Mass to the altar and asked who among them wanted to be a lawyer, a dentist, a firefighter, a teacher, a doctor or a veterinarian. Children eagerly raised their hands at each profession. “How many of you want to be a priest?” Forsen finally asked. He was greeted with a round of nervous giggles and laughter – but no hands. last_img

Hodgson, Low, Del Bosque – who is Euro 2016’s top paid head coach?

first_img 24 11. Marc Wilmots (Belgium) – €750,000 per year – Wilmots is the man tasked with coaching Belgium’s golden generation and after an underwhelming showing in the World Cup in 2014, the world’s number one ranked side will be hoping to put on a show in France. 24 24 12. Lars Largerback (Iceland) – €430,000 per year – Largerback made sure Iceland made it to their first major tournament as they were one of the first sides to qualify for France 2016. 24 24 17. Pavel Vrba (Czech Republic) – €220,000 per year – The Czech FA will hope Vrba repays their €18,333 per month faith in him by guiding them out of Group D. 10. Vladimir Petkovic (Switzerland) – €750,000 per year – Switzerland are expected to progress comfortably from Group A and with €62,500 a month in the bank, Petkovic will be living equally as comfortably. 23. Leonid Slutsky (Russia) – For free (allegedly) – After paying Fabio Capello an extortionate £6.8m – so much that Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov needed to step in with an emergency loan to pay him off – Russia have decided it’s best to not pay their managers at all. Allegedly. 19. Erik Hamren (Sweden) – €200,000 per year – It’s less than Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns in a week but Sweden will hope it’s enough for Hamren to guide them out of a group that also contains Belgium, Italy and Republic of Ireland. 24 15. Chris Coleman (Wales) – €260,000 per year – Coleman’s new contract is up in the air at the moment but you can expect him to shoot up this list once it is agreed having guided Wales to their first major tournament for 58 years and taken them to the top 10 of FIFA’s rankings. 24 24 24 24 9. Martin O’Neill (Republic of Ireland) – €1,000,000 per year – O’Neill is the first manager earning a seven figure salary on this list having scraped through the playoffs to reach this summer’s tournament. 6. Didier Deschamps (France) – €2,000,000 per year – France will be looking to avoid an embarrassing showing at their own tournament and with Deschamps on €166,666 a month that should not be out of the question. It is less than half of what the top earner receives though … 24 24 4. Joachim Low (Germany) – €3,200,000 per year – Low’s time in charge of the German national team has heralded a World Cup and don’t be surprised if he follows it up with a European Championship this summer. 24 24 24 5. Vincente del Bosque (Spain) – €3,000,000 per year – With a World Cup and a European Championship already under his belt, Del Bosque has probably justified his mammoth wage. 20. Jan Kozak (Slovakia) – €180,000 per year – Kozak has been tasked with getting past England and Wales at the Euros and the Slovakian FA will hope his €15,000 a month is enough motivation to do it. 24 2. Antonio Conte (Italy) – €4,600,000 per year – The outgoing Italy boss has done well from his contract with the national team but if he does join Chelsea as expected then this salary may seem small when compared to what Roman Abramovich will be offering. 7. Marcel Koller (Austria) – €1,500,000 per year – Austria have managed to avoid most of the big hitters in the Euro 2016 draw and as a result, Koller will be expected to at least make the last 16. 24 1. Roy Hodgson (England) – €5,000,000 per year – Anyone surprised? The richest FA in the world has the highest paid manager. Will the FA ever learn that money doesn’t buy you trophies? They will hope that it does this summer though. 3. Fatih Terim (Turkey) – €3,500,000 per year – Terim is a bit of a shock entry at the number three slot, given Turkey’s modest standing in world football, earning more than two World Cup winning managers. 24 8. Fernando Santos (Portugal) – €1,200,000 per year – A far cry from Cristiano Ronaldo’s €19m-a-year wage but still a significant wedge for which a strong European Championship performance would be expected. 24 18. Adam Nawalka (Poland) – €200,000 per year – Nawalka is paid the same as his Swedish counterpart, both paid €16,666 per month. 14. Gianni De Biasi (Albania) – €280,000 per year – Euro 2016 will be Albania’s first major tournament and De Biasi is rewarded with €23,333 per month for taking them there. 16. Ante Cacic (Croatia) – €250,000 per year – Will the extra €30,000 a year be enough for Croatia to get past Group D rivals Czech Republic? 24 24 21. Mykhaylo Fomenko (Ukraine) – €170,000 per year – Fresh from hosting the tournament in 2012, Ukraine are back again for the 2016 edition and are paying Fomenko €14,166 a month to coach them there. 24. Bernd Storck (Hungary) – N/A (Click the arrow, right, to see the countdown of Euro 2016’s best paid managers) – Unfortunately, like Harry Redknapp, Mr Storck keeps his finances under wraps. 24 24 22. Anghel Iordanescu (Romania) – €120,000 per year – Romania are making an appearance at a major tournament for the first time since 2008 and Iordanescu’s reward for that is a relatively modest €10,000 per month. 24 This summer’s European Championships in France are only months away and that means there is little time for hopeful players to impress their national team managers.Debates about who should be in the squad and who should be out are ones that will dominate pubs and offices until the announcement of the final 23-man squad is made.In England alone there is the argument of whether the likes of Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere should be on the plane.But these important, and possibly competition defining, decisions are made by Roy Hodgson and his European counterparts.It is a difficult job but how much do these national coaches get from their respective football associations?talkSPORT counts down the salaries of the 24 head coaches present at Euro 2016 to see which FA is getting the most for their money.Click the arrow above, right, to see who is Euro 2016’s best paid manager. 13. Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland) – €320,000 per year – O’Neill is the second of the managers from the home nations on the list having recently agreed a new deal with the Northern Irish FA following an historic qualifying campaign. last_img read more

WATCH: Seven-year-old footballer scores a brilliant looping volley!

first_imgCheck out this brilliant goal scored by young Irish footballer Sean McDonnell. The seven-year-old Crumlin United player showed superb skill to set himself up before volleying a looping shot over the goalkeeper’s head.If that was not enough, he even stays cool in his celebration – casually jogging back to the halfway line.  The video description suggests the youngster channelled his inner ‘Matt Le Tissier’ – do you agree?Click above to watch the video and comment below!last_img