Joey Barton ban reduced to 13 months

Joey Barton’s 18-month ban for breaking Football Association betting rules has been reduced to 13 months, the governing body has announced. In April, the FA handed Barton the ban and fined the…

Football rumours from the media – 27th July 2017

What the papers say The Independent reports that Real Madrid’s £160million move for Kylian Mbappe could see Gareth Bale sold to Manchester United. Bale has made it known he is only interested…

Gylfi Sigurdsson back in first-team training with Swansea

Gylfi Sigurdsson has rejoined training with the Swansea first-team squad after missing the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. The Everton target withdrew from the Swans’ three-match Stateside trip two weeks…

Daniel Levy defends Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has defended his club’s lack of transfer activity and labelled the Premier League’s summer spending levels “unsustainable”. Manchester City have splashed out £217million in the last couple of…

Football rumours from the media – 26th July 2017

What the papers say Liverpool insist Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho is not for sale at any price but the Daily Star reports that Barcelona are preparing an £80million bid. The Reds have…

Jordan Henderson happy with strength of Liverpool squad

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson insists the squad has enough quality even if manager Jurgen Klopp fails to make more signings before the start of the season. Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea striker…