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Rio Ferdinand has broken his silence on the racism row involving John Terry and his brother Anton. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Rio Ferdinand has broken his silence on the racism row involving John Terry and his brother Anton, branding the former England captain the 'biggest idiot' and accusing both Terry and Ashley Cole of 'betrayal'.
Chelsea and Arsenal have reignited their interest in Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, who has a A 15 million release clause. Pedro wants to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window unless he is given more playing time, with Arsenal and Liverpool set to move for the Spain international forward.
Ashley Cole's Roma are the only other team to have a two wins out of two record after defeating Empoli 1-0 Every morning Sportsmail brings you the biggest gossip and headlines on the continent, giving you your early morning fix from the biggest leagues across Europe. Argentine former Man City striker Carlos Tevez scored his first goal of the season in a 2-0 victory over Udinese, and his picture is featured on the front of Tuttosport, Corriere dello Sport and La Gazzetta Sportiva.
RONALDO TO CHELSEA One of the 'joyous' things regarding Real Madrid's woeful start to the season is that the future of their star names can be mooted in the gossip columns up and down the land, but even that factor doesn't make the Daily Mail's stab that Cristiano Ronaldo will join Chelsea at the end of the season any less ballsy. It comes courtesy of Rob Shepherd's Football Grapevine column , which claims that the Portuguese would demand 500,000 to join the club, with Manchester United as an alternative.
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Rio Ferdinand is already being groomed as Harry Redknapp's successor as QPR manager, although owner Tony Fernandes is convinced he can carry on playing for at least another two seasons.
Rio Ferdinand finds it "impossible to forgive" John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance. Ferdinand and Terry became estranged after the Blues skipper used racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match between QPR and Chelsea in November 2011.
The Reds defender is out of contract next summer and shares an agent with former England team-mate who swapped the Premier League for Italy in the summer Glen Johnson is a target for Roma - with the Italian giants keen for the Liverpool defender to form an English full-back pairing with Ashley Cole. Johnson, 30, is out of contract at the end of the season and Liverpool could sell him for around A 2million in January to avoid the player leaving on a free next summer.
He's had knee surgery, gained some muscles and been linked to plenty of ladies - here's Niall's best bits as he turns 21 In the past year the Irish star has gone from cutie to hunk - he's even started hanging out with an older crowd. For his birthday party this year, which he had a few days ago , he was joined by Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley, Jamie and Louise Redknapp, John Terry and Ashley Cole.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia has offered Ashley Cole a boost amid reports the former England defender is unsettled at the Serie A side. Former Chelsea defender Cole played 90 minutes on his Giallorossi debut last week when Roma, last season's runners-up, beat Fiorentina 2-0.
The summer transfer window is now closed and all eyes are now firmly focused back on the Premier League season and the stars they will be following. Several players that have been transferred this summer either on loans or contracts like Filipe Luis will be carrying the dreams of fans and in the case of Luis to take over from long-term left-back Ashley Cole.
Reports emerged in Italy this week claiming the ex-England defender is struggling to fit in and wants out just a few months into his two-year contract. But Roma insist Cole is going nowhere and have denied claims he now wants to move to the MLS in America.
During Jose Mourinho's first spell in charge of Chelsea , it didn't take long for the manager to work out who his most vital players would be. Within weeks, he had built his winning machine around Petr Cech, John Terry, Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, going on to lift back-to-back Premier League titles along with the FA Cup and League Cup twice.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had said in July that the transfer window was closed for the Blues, per Gary Jones at the Daily Star . However, there was some last-minute activity around Stamford Bridge, with Loic Remy replacing AC Milan -bound Fernando Torres in the final days of the window, per UEFA.com .
Gary Cahill is honoured to have been named England vice-captain by Roy Hodgson as the Chelsea defender eyes another strong season which he hopes will culminate in silverware. The 28-year-old has been rewarded for his consistency for club and country by being formally named Rooney's deputy and received the armband when the Manchester United forward was substituted in England's recent wins over Norway and Switzerland.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:43 am
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