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Championship news: Darren Randolph set to join Middlesbrough from West Ham

The Ireland international looks set to leave the London Stadium Friday, July 21, 2017 West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph is on the verge of joining Middlesbrough. Championship side Boro announced they have agreed a deal in principle with the Hammers to sign the Republic of Ireland international. Randolph lost his place in the West Ham team towards the end of last season and the east London club have since signed England number one Joe Hart. Middlesbrough say the 30-year-old former Charlton, Motherwell and Birmingham keeper will travel to their Rockliffe…

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Manchester City transfer news: Aleksandar Kolarov to join Roma, confirms Pep Guardiola

Aleksandar Kolarov Friday, July 21, 2017 Aleksandar Kolarov is on the brink of leaving Manchester City to join Roma, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed. The 31-year-old left-back has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Lazio in 2010. Kolarov is now set to return to the Italian capital, with Guardiola revealing “Kolarov is one step from going to Roma”. “I don’t like to work with people who doesn’t want to stay,” the City boss said after seeing his…

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Tottenham transfer gold: Chelsea cancel Eddie Baily's contract so he can join Spurs in 1946

There was once a time when Chelsea and Tottenham had a good relationship, as retrofootballblog.com explains. You have to go back 71 years to find an example, though. It involved Eddie Baily, the brilliant inside forward in Spurs’ first league title triumph.  Baily was on Spurs’ books as an amateur in 1939, but the Second World War happened and the exciting youngster was sent to Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.  However, rumours that Baily was killed in action soon made their way back to north London and his registration was allowed to lapse….

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George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children have arrived in Warsaw for the start of their visit to Poland and Germany. Their five-day tour of the two European countries is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Kensington Palace said Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, two, will be seen “on at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week”. They joined their parents in Canada last year for an official trip. “The duke and duchess are very much looking forward to…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, July 17: Van Dijk may force through Liverpool switch, Chelsea preparing Aguero bid, Arsenal join race for Morata?

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, July 17, 2017 talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is considering handing in a transfer request in an effort to force through a move to Liverpool. (The Sun) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen on signing the Dutch centre-back this summer. (Daily Express) The Gunners are also ready to join the hunt for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata – if Alexis Sanchez quits the club. (The Sun) Chelsea are preparing…

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'If Guardiola feels wronged, I apologise' – Dani Alves confirms he snubbed interest from Manchester City to join Paris Saint-Germain

Dani Alves has apologised for any hurt he might have caused Manchester City and their head coach Pep Guardiola by signing for Paris Saint-Germain. Last month the 34-year-old left Serie A champions Juventus after just one season in Turin and, despite being linked heavily with a summer move to Premier League side City, he has instead opted to sign a two-year deal with PSG. The attack-minded right-back, who won the Champions League three times with Barca, also claiming six LaLiga titles during his time at the Nou Camp, has agreed…

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Celtic FC transfer news: Manchester City youngster Olivier Ntcham set to join Brendan Rodgers' side

Olivier Ntcham [left] in action for Genoa Monday, July 10, 2017 Celtic are closing in on the signing of Manchester City midfielder Olivier Ntcham. The 21-year-old has been in Glasgow for talks over the weekend and is believed to be close to finalising a deal. The France Under-21 international has been on loan at Genoa for the past two seasons, where he made 37 appearances for the Serie A team. Meanwhile, Celtic skipper Scott Brown is seeing a specialist over an Achilles problem but he is confident he will be…

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