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Cardiff City ‚Äď 13 Dec 09:24

Paper Talk: Bayer reject £22m Chelsea bid; Sandro snubs Man Utd

Chelsea look likely to pip Man Utd in the race to sign a ¬£80million-rated Juventus star, while Tottenham are battling Everton for a Hamburg striker, according to Wednesday’s papers.



Chelsea are in pole position to bag Juventus defender Alex Sandro from under the noses of Manchester United, according to reports on Wednesday.

The Brazil left wing-back has reportedly told Juve he wishes to leave the Serie A champions for the Premier League, with the Blues seeing a £50million bid turned down for him in the summer.

United’s quest to sign a new left-back had seen Jose Mourinho also linked with Sandro in recent weeks – but The Sun claims the former Porto defender will turn his back on any approach from the Red Devils in order to push through a move to Stamford Bridge.

However, any deal for Sandro will come at a cost with the report claiming Juve want an eye-watering £80million for the 26-year-old.

That would represent a world-record fee for a defender, but it seems Chelsea are ready to push the boat out to land their man, who has been a long-term target ever since Antonio Conte took charge at the Bridge.


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Long-term Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann, 26, is set to leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona in the summer (The Independent)

Tottenham and Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Hamburg’s teenage striker Jann-Fiete Arp (Daily Mirror)

West Ham could sign¬†Reading¬†defender Liam Moore in January. The Hammers ran the rule over the 24-year-old in Monday’s draw with Cardiff (Daily Mirror)

Mauricio Pochettino will keep his players focused on Brighton by picking a full-strength team for Wednesday’s match (Daily Mirror)

Jermain Defoe is set to go head to head with Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford on Wednesday – but does not regard him as a rival for a World Cup 2018 place (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal¬†have already agreed a ¬£35.3m deal to sign Sevilla’s 28-year-old anchorman Steven Nzonzi in January

Chelsea have been rebuffed in a £22m move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey (Daily Mail)

Rafa Benitez has set a deadline of Friday for Mike Ashley to tell him how much money he will have to spend in January (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier, 26, linked with a transfer to Manchester United in recent months, has hinted on Twitter that he would welcome a move to Old Trafford (Daily Express)

Cristiano Ronaldo said he is excited at being reunited with Gareth Bale on the pitch, indicating that he wants him to stay at the Bernabeu (Daily Express)

Chelsea are weighing up a January bid to try to hijack Liverpool and Arsenal’s interest in Monaco star Thomas Lemar as the club consider ways of increasing head coach Antonio Conte’s options (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City are moving closer to securing Gabriel Jesus to a new, enhanced long-term contract (Daily Telegraph)

Mohamed Salah is likely to be the next Liverpool star rested after Jurgen Klopp revealed the Egyptian’s controversial substitution against Everton was precautionary due to a ‘little’ hamstring issue (Daily Telegraph)

Alan Pardew is set for a transfer summit with West Bromwich Albion’s hierarchy on Friday after confirming his interest in Danny Ings (Daily Telegraph)

Claude Puel has issued a firm defence of his record at Southampton and insisted his “boring” reputation is undeserved, ahead of his return to St Mary’s (Daily Telegraph)

Wolves winger Ben Marshall is a target for Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday (Daily Star)

Aston Villa, Fulham and Wolves all want Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban, who is currently on loan with Sunderland (Daily Star)

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge will ponder a move abroad next month in a bid to save his World Cup hopes with Valencia and Real Betis keen (The Sun)

Nadiem Amiri: Is a target for Liverpool and Tottenham

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking Hoffenheim and Germany under-21 midfielder Nadiem Amiri (The Sun)

West Ham are prepared to offload teenager Reece Oxford in a permanent deal to Borussia Monchengladbach (The Sun)

Manchester City defender Danilo is wanted by old club Porto on loan for the remainder of the season (The Sun)

Manchester United starlet Scott McTominay is wanted by a host of Championship clubs on loan next month (The Sun)

Nigeria will be allowed to play in the World Cup next summer despite playing an ineligible player during qualifying – their 1-1 draw with Algeria was turned into a 3-0 defeat but did not affect their position (The Sun)

West Ham boss David Moyes is considering a January move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (The Guardian)

Pep Guardiola believes he may have to sign a defender in the January transfer window or¬†Manchester City¬†could be “in trouble” (The Guardian)

Sam Allardyce has cancelled Everton’s Christmas party after telling his players their form this season is no cause for celebration (The Guardian)

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ESPN FC - Cardiff City News 11 Dec 11:20

Lee Tomlin completes Cardiff's comeback for draw at Reading

Reading Cardiff City 2 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Cardiff erased a two-goal deficit with seven minutes to play to earn a hard-fought draw against Reading. Lee Tomlin scored in stoppage time as Cardiff came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Reading. A Callum Paterson own goal and a Mo Barrow effort gave the hosts a 2-0 lead but, after manager Neil Warnock was sent to the stands, the Bluebirds scored twice in the last seven minutes to earn a point. Joe Bennett pulled one back before Tomlin's shot was deemed to have crossed the goalline after bouncing down off the crossbar. The comeback saw Cardiff close the gap to Championship leaders Wolves...

ESPN FC - Cardiff City News 11 Dec 11:06

Reading 2-2 Cardiff: Bluebirds storm back

Cardiff erased a two-goal deficit with seven minutes to play to earn a hard-fought draw against Reading.

Cardiff City ‚Äď 5 Dec 10:34

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Cardiff City ‚Äď 4 Dec 20:23

Liverpool face Everton as teams learn FA Cup 3rd-round opponents

FA Cup holders Arsenal will face a trip to Nottingham Forest as they bid to defend the trophy, while Liverpool will tackle neighbours Everton, following the third-round draw for the competition.

The Merseysiders, who last met in the tournament in the 2012 semi-final which Liverpool won 2-1, will play each other at Anfield on the weekend beginning January 5.

Non-league Hereford will welcome 2016 Premier League champions Leicester to Edgar Street provided they win their replay against Fleetwood.

Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while potential upsets include West Ham’s trip to League One high-flyers Shrewsbury, and Championship leaders Wolves at home to ailing Swansea.


Manchester United are at home to Championship Derby, while Tottenham meet League One AFC Wimbledon at Wembley.

Brighton and Crystal Palace will rekindle their rivalry at the AMEX Stadium after last month’s Premier League goalless draw which was marred by crowd trouble.

Hereford boss Peter Beadle said the prospect of facing Leicester at Edgar Street would give his Southern Premier Division side all the incentive they need to see off Fleetwood.

Beadle told BBC Sport: “Former Premier League champions coming to Edgar Street – we’ve got 90 minutes to get through but if we do, there’s the incentive.

“We’ve got three league games before that and they are our priority, but then we can relax and enjoy the replay knowing we have got a huge incentive.”

The other remaining non-League sides did not fare so well in the draw, with all three handed difficult away trips provided they come through their respective second round ties.

National League AFC Fylde will not be too disappointed with a trip to Premier League Bournemouth if they upset the odds in their replay at Wigan.

Woking will travel to Aston Villa if they overcome Peterborough at the second attempt, while Slough Town would travel to Doncaster if they won their outstanding second round tie against Rochdale on Monday night.



The full details of the FA Cup third-round draw:

Ipswich v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

QPR v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter v West Brom

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester

Blackburn or Crewe v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolves v Swansea City

Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston

Norwich v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday



Ties to be played over the weekend of January 6, 2018.


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ESPN FC - Cardiff City News 1 Dec 10:54

Cardiff hit back to see off Norwich on Neil Warnock's birthday

Cardiff City Norwich City 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Cardiff sealed a 3-1 comeback win over Norwich thanks to goals from Joe Ralls, Junior Hoilett and Omar Bogle as they made it a 69th birthday to remember for manager Neil Warnock. All three home strikes came in the second half as the Bluebirds overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit following Marco Stiepermann's opener for Norwich. The victory was Cardiff's 13th in the league this season and moves them to within a point of leaders Wolves. In front of a subdued home crowd, Cardiff had started the better,...

ESPN FC - Cardiff City News 26 Nov 16:12

Junior Hoilett and Danny Ward strike as Cardiff beat Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest Cardiff City 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Danny Ward scores for Cardiff against Nottingham Forest. Cardiff maintained their hoodoo over Nottingham Forest as Neil Warnock's side notched up a fourth consecutive victory at the City Ground. Junior Hoilett's header and a screamer from Danny Ward secured a 2-0 win for the visitors, second in the Championship. Forest have now lost seven of their last eight clashes with the Bluebirds since they last beat them in October 2012. Mark Warburton's side had been in good form at home, winning their previous four outings at the City Ground. But there looked...

ESPN FC - Cardiff City News 21 Nov 11:17

Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff City

Barnsley Cardiff City 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Cardiff overtook Sheffield United and moved into second place in the Sky Bet Championship table after a late Callum Paterson goal snatched a 1-0 victory for the Bluebirds at Barnsley.The ball fell to the Scotsman after a goalmouth scramble and he made no mistake, firing into the roof of the net to settle matters seven minutes from time.The result lifted Cardiff a point above the Blades, who lost 5-4 at home to Fulham on Tuesday evening.The first chance arrived after nine minutes when Danny Ward's...

Cardiff City ‚Äď 14 Nov 15:24

Exclusive: Cardiff to beat Wednesday to non-league defender

Cardiff City are in talks to sign non-league ace Ciaron Brown, sources have told TEAMtalk.

The Wealdstone defender has been on the radar of a host of Championship and League 1 clubs and he has trained with a number of them, including Sheffield Wednesday.

However, TEAMtalk has learnt that promotion chasing Cardiff are in pole-position to land the 20-year-old, who can play full-back or centre-half.

Neil Warnock has liked what he has seen of the young defender and believes a move could prove a shrewd piece of business.

Cardiff are now in talks with National League South Wealdstone and are hopeful they will soon confirm a deal.


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Cardiff City ‚Äď 13 Oct 22:42

Adams gives Birmingham much needed win over Cardiff

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Ipswich sign Cardiff midfielder Huws

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Defender Manga signs new Cardiff deal

Cardiff City defender Bruno Ecuele Manga signs a two-year contract to remain at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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Warnock warns Lambert over game time

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Ipswich close in on Huws & Celina

Ipswich Town have a bid accepted for Cardiff's Emyr Huws and hope to conclude a deal for Manchester City's Bersant Celina.

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Cardiff sign Rotherham striker Ward

Cardiff City sign striker Danny Ward from Rotherham United on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

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