The takeover of Hull City to a consortium from China and Hong Kong has reportedly collapsed.
Merson believes Sunderland will be defeated by Everton.
After beating Stoke heavily last season, Paul Merson believes Tottenham will find it more difficult this time around.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy has been ruled out for three weeks.
Gennady Golovkin did not waste his energy on anything other than banalities and formalities when he addressed the world’s media for a final time before Saturday night’s intriguing clash of weights and styles against Kell Brook. There was no need. Why use words to sell a fight when his fists have long performed that job with such distinction?
The champions travel to Merseyside this weekend, and these individual match-ups will go a long way to deciding the outcome.
When Russell Slade took over as Charlton manager this summer, he knew that there was quite a job to do.
Owen Coyle remembers the challenge and it is a fair bet that Jack Wilshere remembers it, too. “It caught Jack and it halved him in two, sending him spinning up in the air and back down to the grass,” Coyle says. The Blackburn Rovers manager was in charge of Bolton Wanderers at the time and an 18-year-old Wilshere had arrived from Arsenal for the first loan spell of his career.
After 686 days since his last professional game, the former Swansea City striker Michu finally returned on Thursday evening, but could not prevent Real Oviedo from being knocked out of the Copa Del Rey 4-3 by UCAM Murcia after extra time, despite scoring twice – including a last-minute equaliser.
Landon Donovan has surprised MLS by coming out of retirement to rejoin the LA Galaxy for the rest of the season. The club confirmed the news on Thursday.