Ridiculous! Lionel Messi receives $50m portrait made of just Swarovski crystals from Mr. Bling

Lionel Messi was on the receiving end of one of the craziest ever gifts on Monday, as the Barcelona supertsar collected a picture of himself made from Swarovski crystals from Mr. Bling. The picture reportedly values at $50 million. Mr. Bling, aka Mauricio Benítez, is a Colombian artist, who, according to his website: Found a business opportunity [back in 2000] […]

Guardiola eyes £35m signing of Chelsea’s David Luiz to boost Bayern’s defence [Mirror]

After terrific performances at the Confederations Cup with Brazil, Chelsea’s centre-half David Luiz is being chased by Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola for £35m according to the Mirror. Martin Lipton reports: Bayern Munich are to launch a £35 million bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz.The Stamford Bridge hierarchy believe the Brazilian, so impressive in the 3-0 […]

Manchester United are back in for Everton’s Leighton Baines with £16m bid [Star]

How did you not see this coming on Tuesday morning? The Star have played on the fact that Monday heralded David Moyes first official day in charge at Manchester United by splashing their Tuesday backpage with two Old Trafford based stories. Whilst the sub-story links Wayne Rooney to Arsenal, the big headline is reserved for […]

Football Rap Battle: Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) v Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)

Released slightly out of date with Sir Alex Ferguson no longer being the manager of Manchester United, a pretty excellent football rap battle cartoon has been cooked up between the legendary Scot and Jose Mourinho. Full of cuss words, graphic insults and foul language, the cartoon plays out a fantasy rap battle between the Fergie and Chelsea’s […]

Official: French striker Yaya Sanogo joins Arsenal on a free transfer from Auxerre

Another summer, another signing from Arsene Wenger that fails to really stimulate the needs of the Gunners at the moment. Arsenal have officially announced the signing of Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre “on a long-term contract.” Arsene Wenger said: “Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown that he has potential […]

Emotional Paulinho confirms move to Tottenham, Brazil midfielder signs for £17m

“This is a very hard moment for me, I have had 3 great years at Corinthians, but now it’s time to go to  Tottenham.” – Paulinho. Tottenham have secured the signing that has been rumoured for a few weeks now, one of Brazil’s Confederations Cup stars – Paulinho. The 24-year-old midfielder confirmed the transfer alongside Corinthians […]

Wilshere tells ESPN that pictures of Higuain’s missus will go up in the Arsenal dressing room

ESPN published a transcript on an interview with Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere on Monday, and amongst the topics of conversation was the England international’s thoughts on the imminent arrival of Gonzalo Higuain to the Emirates. The conversation went as follows: ESPN: Are you excited about the prospect of Gonzalo Higuain joining Arsenal? JW: I’ve never played against him, […]

Wakaso Mubarak is on the verge of joining Swansea for €4m [Ghana Soccernet]

GHANAsoccernet.com, a website with a mixed record of getting transfer rumours right, have announced on Monday that Swansea are on the verge of signing highly-prized Wakaso Mubarak. According to the African website: The Swans are in the final stages of negotiations with Espanyol for the 22-year-old following the capture of Jordi Amat. Espanyol would be receiving around 4m Euros […]

Leaked Picture! Boca Juniors’ new 2013-14 home shirt is pink

According to the rumour mill, Boca Juniors are to ditch their classic yellow and blue colours next season in favour of an eye-grabbing pink jersey. Boca’s radical change of kit seems connected with a wish of radically altering the fortunes of the fallen Argentine giants. After a terrible 2012-13 season in which Boca finished 19th […]

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