Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes the club will struggle to hold onto their star names unless they win silverware quickly as they head into what promises to be one of the most momentous seasons in the club’s history. Spurs are due to play the first game at their sparkling new 62,000-seater stadium against Liverpool next month, with manager Mauricio Pochettino and star striker Harry Kane resisting the temptation to seek pastures new in a summer when they could have joined any of the world’s top clubs. Real Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs linked with efforts to prise the hugely impressive Pochettino away from Spurs, while Kane’s stock rose yet again he claimed the golden boot at the World Cup finals despite some blow par performances in his role as England captain.
Croatia star Mateo Kovacic is set to move to Chelsea on loan from Real Madrid, according to Yahoo sources.
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter believes it has become 'close to impossible' for one of the Premier League's outsiders to challenge to the firmly established big six at the top of the table.
When Chris Barnes was handed the task of setting up a sport science department at Middlesbrough Football Club in 1997, his revolution was dismissed as a quirky side-show that would never become the norm. Two decades later, every Premier League club have a sport science department at the heart of their football operations, with the statistics thrown up by GPS data and the constant stream of data flowing in the direction of top clubs now an invaluable part of their set-up. Now Barnes is looking to take the PLAYR GPS data system produced by Catapult to a mainstream audience, with the new wearable designed to enable amateur footballers to prepare, perform and recover like the world’s best.
Former Premier League and FIFA referee Mark Halsey has told Yahoo Sport that Argentine referee Nestor Pitana made the wrong decision when he handed France a controversial penalty in Sunday’s World Cup final against Croatia in Moscow. After reviewing VAR, Pitana handed France a controversial penalty after Croatia’s Ivan Perisic was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box, yet Halsey suggests the referee should not have been advised to review his initial decision by VAR officials.
Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld could be on his way to Manchester United - if the Red Devis cough up the right fee, Yahoo Sport UK are told.
Andre Agassi believes Roger Federer will be fearful of taking on his old rival Rafael Nadal if they meet in this Sunday's Wimbledon final.
Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has told Yahoo Sport that he feared Harry Kane would not get a chance to shine.
Peter Crouch has been supporting England at home and has some words for Gareth Southgate. Peter Crouch has urged Gareth Southgate not to tamper with his line-up for the final Group G game against Belgium at the World Cup, as he suggests past experience should serve as a warning for the England manager. Crouch played for England at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals and he believes Southgate would make a mistake if he rests a host of star names for the Belgium game ahead of a last-16 match next Monday or Tuesday.
France legend Marcel Desailly has told Yahoo Sport that France's World Cup hopes could rest with the tactical planning of coach Didier Deschamps, as he questioned whether his former team-mate could find a winning formula in Russia this summer.
England supporters and the nation's notoriously demanding media pack have have tended to set high expectations around their national team before major tournaments in recent years, but they have always come up short of in the final analysis.
Sol Campbell wheels away after scoring against Argentina – a goal which was later disallowed. Former England defender Sol Campbell has questioned whether corruption played a hand in his side’s second round defeat against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup finals. Michael Owen’s memorable goal and a red card for David Beckham preceded a penalty shoot-out defeat for Glenn Hoddle’s side in Saint-Etienne, yet Campbell’s 81st minute headed ‘goal’ could have changed the outcome of that high-octane encounter if it had been allowed to stand.
Former BT Sport pundit Steven Gerrard has taken over as Rangers boss, while Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new Derby County manager.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes the club's fans will not tolerate another season of dour football.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jemaine Jenas told Yahoo Sports that selling defender Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United may now be the best option.
An English tabloid sparked a big talking point when they made Sterling’s gun tattoo a front-page story, with many ex-players suggesting the criticism of the young winger was unjustified.
Steve McManaman believes Real Madrid will struggle to contain Liverpool's free-scoring forward line in Saturday's Champions League final in Kiev, as he believes the battle between his two former clubs will serve up a "dream" final.
Former Liverpool icon Lawrenson, who won the European Cup in 1984, is backing Jurgen Klopp’s class of 2018 to claim silverware on Saturday.