Paris Saint-Germain made £110m mega bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

September 7, 2015

It is believed that Manchester United were targeting a move for the their former star Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, but the deal failed to materialise.

According to reports in Brazil, United were not the only club in for the Portuguese international, apparently PSG offered Real Madrid a staggering £110million for Ronaldo’s services.

The bid however was thought to have been rejected instantly by Real Madrid who were not willing to lose their star player.

If Ronaldo had made the move to the French club he would have reclaimed his spot as being the most expensive player in world football in front of teammate Gareth Bale.

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Offside and Seek – a football-themed casino game

April 28, 2014

Football is one of the most popular sports of the world (although it’s name is usurped in the US, where football means a combination of rugby and full contact MMA), and certainly the most popular sport in Europe, where it was born (Episkyros, a Greek ball game, was an early form of football, and the game we know today was born in England). Its popularity is so big that it has spawned whole lines of clothes and footwear, table games, various video games, even Japanese anime series and other such things all over the world. And also casino games, like the one I am going to present to you below.

Offside and Seek is a Football-themed online scratch card game that can be played in Microgaming powered online casinos, such as the Palace Casino and many others around the world. It is a simple game, as simple as a scratch card in real life, but instead of using a coin to reveal the amounts hidden below a layer of paint, in this case you use a mouse.

The game is simple: in the left of the screen there are six hidden football players that the player has to reveal one by one, by clicking on them. With each face (no real players, just drawings) comes a different amount of winning, and three matching faces win. The amounts that can be won vary between a few and a few thousand credits, depending on the amount staked by the player.

The right side of the screen is occupied by another game – a side game, in the literal sense of the world – that allows the player to attempt to score a goal by head. For doing so, the player can receive extra cash – I won fractions of credits, or two credits at most, at this game, but it was really fun, and it needs quite some skill as well.

The Offside and Seek scratch card is available for free play at the Euro Palace Casino, but also for real money play – you have to admit that trying your luck on a scratch card with no real money involved is pointless, even if it’s a Football-themed one. But if you decide to pay Euro Palace Casino a visit, you will surely find other things that might prove to be interesting for you (not just football-themed games, but tens of others, and most of them can be tried out without having to invest a cent).

The Euro Palace Casino is an online gambling establishment owned and operated by the Fortune Lounge Group, a company based in Malta and operating under a license issued by the authorities of this country.

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Defoe aims for World Cup after moved to Toronto

March 19, 2014

Ex Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is still hopeful of making England’s World Cup squad despite his moved to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.

The move to Major League Soccer is surely a step down from the Premier League but Defoe who scored twice on his debut for his new club hopes his performances across the pond will get noticed by England manager Roy Hodgson. Check out England’s latest World Cup odds

Defoe who has scored 19 times in 55 appearances for England was included in the squad for England’s last friendly match against Denmark on the 5th of March. England won 1-0 but Defoe never featured in the game.

Defoe said – “On a personal level, I’d like to score as many goals as possible for the club and go to the World Cup,” .

Defoe believes playing regularly for Toronto will give him a much better chance of securing a place in England’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup Finals in Brazil.

But he did acknowledged that with so many great players at Hodgson disposal getting into that final World Cup squad for Brazil may be difficult.

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England preparations for world cup

November 1, 2013

With England’s recent 2-0 win over Poland securing their place on the plane to Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson will now turn his attentions to getting his squad prepared for the rigours of the World Cup next summer.

A win was needed over the Poles to guarantee that England would be taking part in the World Cup in 2014, and a win was what they got as goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard gave England the win.

The preparations for the competition have already begun, with the FA expecting to host a friendly against Germany on November 19th, making it the first meeting between the two rivals since Germany knocked England out of the 2010 World Cup with a thumping 4-1 victory.

Joachim Loew’s side qualified for the tournament without losing a single game, and are expected to be one of the favourites to lift the trophy come next summer. You can check out all the latest odds at

It could be a double header of not-so-friendly friendlies, as another of England’s fierce rivals – Argentina – have also been lined up to to face England in the same week, as England look to to defeat their adversaries in the warm up games.

Hodgson will have a number of crucial decisions to make over the coming months, and the friendly matches serve as a good platform to build on. The poor form of goalkeeper Joe Hart has led to Hodgson admitting that Celtic’s Fraser Forster and Ben Foster of West Bom could be giving the chance to impress during the friendlies, in a bid to put some pressure on Hart, who has been firmly entrenched as the first choice stopper since the end of the last World Cup.

In defence, the injury that ruled Ashley Cole out of the last two games could have damaged him even more, as replacement Leighton Baines proved his worth, leading to many suggesting that the Everton defender should keep his place in the starting lineup, even when Cole returns.

Frank Lampard will bid to keep his spot in the squad despite his 36th birthday looming, and pressure from Everton’s Ross Barkley mounting, whilst Andros Townsend’s displays against Montenegro and Poland have put him in a great position to make the squad, especially with Theo Walcott nursing an injury.

England aren’t necessarily expected to win the World Cup, but with competition for places tough, Hodgson will hope to spring a surprise or two in Brazil next year.

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Viola can afford Jovetic departure

June 11, 2013

Much has been made over the future of Stevan Jovetic as summer speculation continues to mount over his expected departure from Fiorentina.

Jovetic is one of the hottest properties on the market this offseason as Europe’s elite clubs grapple for hallmark signings ahead of another campaign in August. According to the Titan Bet sports betting news, Arsenal are frontrunners to capture Jovetic’s signature, while Chelsea, Juventus and the two Milan sides are also circling.

Should Jovetic depart Fiorentina faith in the club to finish within the top three next season will be slim, but football punters shouldn’t be deterred by the Montenegrin’s departure.

For Fiorentina have the building blocks of a top-three side in Serie A next season, with or without their central striker. Borja Valero is also touted to leave but won’t go anywhere if Jovetic is sold, while boss Vincenzo Montella has Luca Toni and Adem Ljajic capable of finding the net.

They’re also set to feel the presence of new signing Giuseppe Rossi next term when the striker returns from a two-year injury layoff, which means Montella only needs one more front man to complete his forward line.

Swansea’s Gaston Ramires has been linked with the club while Fernando Torres could force a move away from Chelsea in a swap deal for Jovetic. However, Fiorentina’s best bet is Japan’s Keisuke Honda – who currently plays for CSKA Moscow – or want-away Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko.

Either man would be a great addition to this promising squad and both possess the robust qualities lost in Jovetic’s departure. Yet the Viola must act quickly; transfers are already being completed and we haven’t even reached July. If Montella wants Champions League qualification he needs to get his attacking unit sorted by preseason, meaning Jovetic could leave Italy by the end of next week.

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Paris St Germain deny transfer approach for Rooney

May 20, 2013

Unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is facing an uncertain future as it’s rumoured that several top teams are vying to purchase him. Rooney handed in a transfer request after a poor season with the Premier League champions, at a time when many already doubted his future with the team. But retiring boss Alex Ferguson revealed recently that they have refused to accept the request in the hope that Rooney would change his mind.

Paris St Germain have said they would love to sign Rooney but according to president of the team, Nasser Al-Khelaifi they have definitely not yet made an approach for the Man U striker. Al-Khelaifi was quoted as saying that Rooney is a great player, one of the best strikers in the world and anybody would like to have him, but the fact is PSG didn’t approach him. PSG is one of the richest clubs in the world and it’s likely that Rooney’s transfer fees will be as high as the jackpots on offer at top casino site , so he will be out of reach for everyone but the mega wealthy. PSG signed David Beckham in January and the British footballer has also just announced his retirement, leaving another spot open in the team that will have to be filled by someone of a similar calibre.

According to reports Arsenal are keen on signing Rooney and have confirmed they discussed a possible move as early as in March, when they were first alerted to Rooney’s problems at Old Trafford. There could be some financial issues stopping Arsenal though, as currently Lukas Podolski is their top earner, making just over £100,000 a week, which pales in comparison to Rooney’s £250,000. Manager Arsene Wenger has an increased budget of £70million for the summer, but whether they would be prepared to take the striker on at anything close to his current pay grade remains to be seen.

It’s been less than 12 months since Arsenal sold Robin van Persie to this season’s Premier League champions. It may become a classic case of trading places if Arsenal is successful in their bid for Rooney and new Man U manager David Moyes does indeed decide to let him transfer.

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David Beckham set to for move to Ligue One

January 31, 2013

Former-England international David Beckham is set to be unveiled as a Paris St Germain player at 4PM today. The midfielder has been out of contract since leaving MLS outfit LA Galaxy last month. Beckham has been linked with moves to Australia and also a move to Arsenal.

However, it seems that the 38 year-old is now set to move to the French capital on a short-term contract. Beckham was linked with a move to PSG in the summer and also last January. The veteran star will now look to help PSG clinch the Ligue one title this season.

Beckham has won numerous honours throughout a glittering career that has saw him play in the Premier League, La Liga and at World Cup’s with England. Beckham looks set to finish his playing career in the Paris playing for one of the richest clubs in the world.

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Celtic agree fee for Aussie starlet

January 16, 2013

Scottish champions Celtic have agreed a transfer fee with A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners for promising Australian youngster Tom Rogic. The Hoops will reportedly pay a fee around £395,000 to the Mariners for the 20 year old, who has been training with them in their winter camp in Spain over the last few days.

Rogic will now discuss personal terms with Celtic, but a number of Premier League clubs are also keeping tabs on the midfielder, with Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Reading all said to be interested in securing his services. QPR have already made an offer to take him on trial which was rejected by the Mariners.

Rogic has already been capped by Australia at senior level.

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David Beckham in talks over move to Monaco

November 30, 2012

Former-England captain David Beckham is in talks with French club Monaco over a move to the principality. Beckham will leave the LA Galaxy this weekend after the MLS Cup final and he has been linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs.

London outfits QPR and West Ham were both believed to be ready to offer the 37 year-old another crack at the Premier League. However it now looks like the ambitious French second tier side could be in pole position Monaco are currently in the second tier of French football, but have just been taken over by Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev. The Tycoon is believed to have ambitious plans for the club. Beckham hasn’t signed anything as of yet and there is still time for him to move elsewhere.

The likes of QPR will still hold out hope that they could persuade the veteran midfielder to move back to England for one last season.

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Beckham set to leave LA Galaxy

November 20, 2012

Former-England star David Beckham is set to leave LA Galaxy when his contract runs out in December. He will make his farewell appearance in the MLS Cup against Houston Dynamo on 1st December, and then depart the franchise.

Beckham has spent a very successful six years in the USA and has raised the profile of the league immensely. The 37 year-old has revealed that he is now looking for one last challenge in his football career, before returning to the States and playing some part in buying into a franchise.

Beckham’s next move is so far unknown. In recent days he has been linked with a move to the Australian A-League. However, his representatives came out and stated that the speculation was rubbish. French giants PSG are also believed to be tracking the former-England star and a possible move to join Didier Drogba in China has also mooted.

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