Thursday Kickoff: Premier League, Defoe, 'Chicharito' and more


After a busy holiday period, Premier League clubs are already dreading next season, while a former MLS Designated Player could be on the move.

The English Premier League is set for an even more demanding holiday schedule next year as teams squeeze six games in 17 days. (REPORT)

West Ham is reportedly in pursuit of Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe. (REPORT)

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says he is hoping Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez remains with the club amid transfer rumors, although no official bids have been received. (REPORT)

Inter Milan’s Ever Banega isn’t bound for Juventus but is drawing interest from China according to his agent. (REPORT)

Borussia Monchengladbach announced the signing of defender Timothée Kolodziejczak from Sevilla. (REPORT)

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is set to miss three-to-four weeks due to a hamstring injury. (REPORT)

Paraguayan international Juan Manuel Iturbe has joined Torinto on loan. (REPORT)

Hull City has appointed Marco Silva as the club’s new manager. (REPORT)

  • Quit Whining About Soccer in the US

    That is just great for Defoe, he can go from a team that is 4-13 to a team that is 6-10!!!


    • Rob

      Jermain Defoe has become the 4th player to score 10+ goals in 10 different PL seasons (Shearer, Rooney and Lampard).


      • Quit Whining About Soccer in the US

        He is a great player, did well in MLS too and could have had a shot at a title here, but he chose to go this route instead. Crazy to me, but it is his career……hope he enjoys losing at West Ham too.

        Go for the 11th!!


      • Rob

        Any player in the world would rather play in the EPL than to win “championships” in MLS.


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