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Heckingbottom accuses Kilmarnock defender of diving

Paul Heckingbottom accused Kilmarnock defender Alex Bruce of diving on his way into his post-match media conference but the Hibernian head coach admitted...

Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea to retire at end of...

End of an era The 38-year-old will hang up his boots when his contract the Championship clubs runs out Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea...

Former Groningen team-mates say they knew Liverpool defender was destined to...

Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk has had an excellent season and has now been named PFA Player of the Year. His contributions have helped...

Fighting relegation is stressful, says Hamilton defender Gordon

Hamilton’s Ziggy Gordon admits another year of fighting for survival in the Ladbrokes Premiership has left him stressed out. Accies are looking to beat...

Arsenal join race to sign £25 million Tottenham defender

Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld could be on his way out this summer – although he may not be going far. North London rivals Arsenal...

Jurgen Klopp gives update on when Liverpool defender will play again

No risks Since returning to training at the end of last month, the 21-year-old, who fractured his leg in December, is yet to make...

Scotland defender O’Donnell hits back at McLeish critics

Stephen O’Donnell claims Alex McLeish’s critics are ignoring  two decades of Scotland failure. Speculation about the manager’s future has subsided since the shock 3-0...

Celtic defender Toljan relishing challenge of Old Firm derby

Celtic defender Jeremy Toljan is relishing the prospect of the Old Firm derby against Rangers at Parkhead on Sunday. The 24-year-old German joined the...

Osun: Judiciary defender of our democracy -Atiku

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has applauded the judiciary as truly,...

Former Peterborough defender Josh Yorwerth banned for four years after missing...

CLASS A DOPE The Welshman was sacked by Peterborough United last month and will not be allowed to take any part in football-related activities...

England defender Kieran Trippier says he ‘could have done a lot...

England defender Kieran Trippier admits he “could have done a lot better this season” ahead of the Three Lions’ opening two games in...

Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

contract cancelled The 22-year-old had his contract cancelled by the club after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal Doncaster Rovers have sacked defender Niall...

Arsenal Under-23s defender Daniel Ballard earns debut call-up, Will Grigg and...

confirmed Ballard has represented Northern Ireland at Under-19 and Under-21 level and has now been rewarded with a senior call-up Arsenal Under-23s defender Daniel Ballard...

Manchester United target AC Milan defender, Leeds United owner could sell...

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and biggest football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online. Liverpool and Manchester United are among the...

New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long signs new contract

Aaron Long enjoyed an outstanding season for New York Red Bulls.United States international defender Aaron Long has signed a multi-year contract to remain...

Manchester United defender Phil Jones signs new deal until 2023

Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea...

Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka set to be included in Gareth...

YOU'RE THE WAN The 21-year-old could feature against the Czech Republic and Montenegro next month Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to be fast...

When will Liverpool star return? Defender may require surgery on broken...

Sidelined The Reds have missed their key defender so when will he be back? Joe Gomez is facing an extended spell on the Liverpool sidelines,...

Will Man City defender start against Burnley? Will he be fit...

COMEBACK Pep Guardiola should have his French star back for City's key run of games Benjamin Mendy has made quite the impression at Manchester City...

Liverpool sign defender Billy Koumetio 16 from Orleans – source

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton joins Stewart Robson to discuss the big refereeing decisions in Liverpool's win over Crystal Palace. Liverpool have...

Arsenal defender has ruptured cruciate ligament and will be out for...

INJURY The 23-year-old picked up the injury during the Gunners' 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium Hector Bellerin has reportedly ruptured his cruciate...

Cardiff City defender Bamba hopes Solskjaer gets Manchester United permanent job

The Red Devils have won all their games under the caretaker boss and the Cote d'Ivoire international is satisfied with the performance...

‘The best young defender in Europe’

ROCK SOLID The defender is on loan at the Rams from Stamford Bridge Fikayo Tomori was heralded as ‘the best young defender in Europe’ by...

Man City news: Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk worth £75m says...

The Premier League baulked at Southampton's valuation of the Dutchman - allowing Liverpool to swoop for the centre-back Pep Guardiola says...

Fulham reportedly closing in on Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in attempt...

SOLUTION The centre-back’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the season Fulham are reportedly on the verge of winning the race...

Manchester United ‘ready to go crazy’ to bring Napoli defender Kalidou...

koul sum The Red Devils have already seen a £95million bid for the defender reject and will have to up their off to bring...

Atlanta United signs defender Brek Shea to one-year free-agent deal

Brek Shea signed a one-year contract with Atlanta United after Vancouver Whitecaps did not pick up his option.Reigning MLS champions Atlanta United has...

Toronto FC picks defender Laurent Ciman with top allocation selection

Ale Moreno looks at the highs and lows for Major League Soccer in 2018 ranging from die-hard fans, pitch invaders, Vikings and absolutely...

Thierry Henry glares at Benoit Badiashile as Monaco defender forgets to...

manners The 17-year-old got the angry eyes from his manager after a press conference The saying is ‘manners don’t cost a thing’, and in this case...

Tottenham news live: Defender signs new contract & in line to...

What Barcelona's final Champions League group game history tells us ahead of crucial Spurs clashTottenham are gearing up for the biggest game of...

Ben Mee defends tackle that broke Liverpool defender’s leg

REPLY Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp accused Burnley of "dangerous" play in their 3-1 win at Turf Moor on Wednesday Burnley’s Ben Mee has wished Joe...

LIVE Transfer Talk Manchester United eye move for Porto defender Eder...

With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk...

Transfer Talk Barcelona’s Abidal wooing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk...

Blues join Manchester United in race to sign Inter defender Milan...

Skrin on the cards The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in Italian football Chelsea and Manchester United are both assessing the...

Tottenham target Barcelona ace, West Ham defender wanted by PSG, Man...

PAPER TALK Plus, how Jose Mourinho's plans for a show of team solidarity were scuppered by Man United, and more of today's rumours! Here’s a...

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar flattered by Manchester United summer interest

Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley predict Serie A's most notable fixtures this weekend, including the Milan derby. Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar admits...

Arsenal and France defender Laurent Koscielny retires from international football

JE SUIS FINI The 33-year-old was not in Les Bleus' World Cup winning squad as he sustained an Achilles injury playing for Arsenal towards...

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits lack of game time under Maurizio...

cold shoulder The Blues boss appears set on a defensive pairing of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits his lack of...

Arsenal rejected the chance to sign Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk...

REVEALED He was available for £12million as Van Dijk played for Celtic at the time Arsenal could have signed Virgil van Dijk for just £12million...

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk forced off injured during Southampton match

worrying times Reds fans are very concerned after watching their star centre-back walk off clutching his rib Virgil van Dijk was forced off with an...

Virgil van Dijk only fourth best Premier League defender while THREE...

how? The Liverpool ace falls short in the fight to be crowned the best defender in England's top flight There are just days to go...

A reminder of what Roy Keane said about Ireland and West...

Straight talking Keano The 19-year-old is not in Martin O'Neill's squad for the UEFA Nations League game against Wales and the friendly against Poland as...

Karius’ Liverpool exit questioned, Zaha tipped for Real Madrid, Tottenham defender...

PAPER TALK Plus, Maguire speaks out on Man United interest, and Benitez in no rush over Newcastle future... The transfer window in England may be...

‘He’s a disgrace, a joke’ – Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata SLAMMED...

talkSPORT host Alan Brazil has SLAMMED Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata as ‘a disgrace’, amid reports the Belgian is refusing to play for the...

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers joins Fulham on season-long loan

By Mattias Karen, Arsenal correspondent Despite Unai Emery's fresh ideas at Arsenal, ESPN FC's Craig Burley isn't so sure the Gunners will secure a...

Manchester City sign Dutch defender Philippe Sandler from PEC Zwolle

done deal The 21-year-old joins the Premier League champions Manchester City have bolstered their defensive ranks with the signing of Dutch youth international Philippe Sandler. The...

Newcastle confirm signing of Swiss defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La...

SCHAR THING World Cup star completed his medical at St James' Park after Rafa Benitez activated a £3m release clause in his contract NEWCASTLE have...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen targeted by Paris Saint-Germain as he...

VERTON-GONE? Belgian a key figure in Spurs' backline but could be let go if he does not agree a new deal Paris Saint-Germain will target...

Nacho Monreal to STAY with Gunners as Real Sociedad pull out...

reports It looked as if the 32-year-old Spain international would be leaving north London after six years Nacho Monreal will stay at Arsenal this summer...

Croatia and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren floors ‘Pussy Riot’ protester during...

get off A pitch invader tried to high-five Lovren during the game but the defender threw him to the floor Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren pushed...

Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm signs for Premier League side

DURM DEAL! The 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with David Wagners' side Huddersfield Town have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm...

Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from...

last hurrah The 32-year-old is desperate to play in the third-place play-off against Belgium on Saturday Gary Cahill will hold talks with England manager Gareth...

World Cup 2018: Croatia defender Vida booed by Russia fans over...

Domagoj Vida claimed he was not trying to bring politics into football with his comments.He said: “This victory is for Croatia. No politics....

Walker pokes fun at Maguire after England defender’s World Cup goal

Kyle Walker trolled team-mate Harry Maguire after the defender's header helped England into the World Cup semi-finals. Maguire's first-half goal put England in front...

Real Madrid sign Spain defender Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad

ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein explains how both Juventus and Real Madrid are benefitting from having Cristiano Ronaldo linked with a move to Turin....

David Ornstein tweets about Arsenal defender Calum Chambers possibly signing a...

When David Ornstein tweets about Arsenal, the supporters listen and then reply to him with brilliant memes. His latest bit of club gossip was...

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Goran Bunjevcevic dies, aged 45

FOOTBALL MOURNS Ex-Spurs star suffered a stroke in April and had been in a coma Former Tottenham Hotspur star Goran Bunjevcevic has died at the...

Watford complete signing of Espanyol defender Marc Navarro

DONE DEAL The former Barcelona youth player has agreed a five-year deal with the Hornets Watford have signed defender Marc Navarro from Espanyol for an...

Manchester United defender Phil Jones ‘fortunate’ to be going to World...

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is fortunate to be going to the World Cup after his FA Cup final showing, according to former...

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez ‘gutted’ to be ruled out of Champions...

Joe Gomez is 'gutted' after being ruled...

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren confident Jurgen Klopp’s side can still reach...

Lovren celebrates getting past Roma to reach...

I’m the best defender in Serie A, says Inter’s Miranda

Forget the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar, Inter centre-back Miranda believes he is the best defender in...

Lincoln City defender Bradley Wood banned from football for six years...

Wood tackles former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez...

Transfer gossip: Liverpool’s Salah boost, defender wants Man City move, Barcelona...

Here's a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Friday’s newspapers and online... Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted there is NO WAY 39-goal...

Le Havre defender Samba Diop dies aged 18

French club Le Havre have said teenage defender Samba Diop has died of unknown causes. A club...

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender Sol Campbell rejected an ‘absolutely astounding offer’ from...

Sol Campbell’s agent has revealed the defender turned down an ‘absolutely astounding’ offer from Barcelona before making a controversial switch to Arsenal. Back in 2001,...

Transfer news: Liverpool and Manchester United set to miss out on...

The 26-year-old is out of contract with the...

FC Tours defender Thomas Rodriguez dies aged 18, Ligue 2 club...

A minute's silence will be held in all...

Grimbsy Town would ‘have a chat’ with ex-Arsenal defender Sol Campbell...

Grimbsy would be interested in speaking to Sol...

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld relishing must win north London derby against...

The Belgian centre back made his long-awaited return...

Jurgen Klopp defends Virgil van Dijk after ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher...

Van Dijk has been labelled 'overweight' by Jamie...

Chelsea defender David Luiz a bit like John Terry – Andreas...

Chelsea's Antonio Conte insists striker Michy Batshuayi is...

Chelsea FC transfer news: Carroll latest, offer made for defender, Sanchez...

Chelsea have been attempting to sign a second...

Chelsea news: Defender Andreas Christensen pens new deal keeping him at...

The Dane has had a run of games...

Former Wigan defender Juan Carlos Garcia dies aged just 29

Juan Carlos Garcia in action for Olimpia ...

Darmian not for sale, says Manchester United defender’s agent

Matteo Darmian has attracted interest from Serie A clubs but Manchester United do not want to sell the defender, according to his agent. The Italy...

Transfer gossip: PSG want Fellaini on a free, West Ham close...

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday's newspapers and online... Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race to sign Marouane Fellaini on a free transfer in...

Burnley defender James Tarkowski given three-game ban for violent conduct

James Tarkowski tangles with Brighton striker Glenn Murray...

Transfer report: Napoli in talks over deal for Manchester United defender...

Matteo Darmian could leave Manchester United in January...

Sex & Life: The Hook-up Culture – Osun Defender (blog)

Osun Defender (blog)Sex & Life: The Hook-up CultureOsun Defender (blog)The term hook-up has an ambiguous definition because it can indicate kissing or other forms...

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier hoping to fly flag for England just...

Kieran Trippier is hoping to fly the flag for England at next summer's World Cup, while his father Chris does the same back home...

Bilic backs under-fire Liverpool defender Lovren after death threats

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic leapt to the defence of Dejan Lovren after the Liverpool centre-back was subjected to death threats. Lovren revealed he and...

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen ready for a scrap against West Ham...

Andy Carroll will look to cause Tottenham and...

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra snubbed summer move to Galatasaray

The Turkish giants were in the market for...

OFFICIAL! West Brom confirm signing of Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs

Kieran Gibbs has joined West Brom for a...

Transfer news: Norwich City agree deal to sign Newcastle United defender...

Grant Hanley is heading for the exit door...

Arsenal transfer report: Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi on Juventus’ radar

Could Arsenal be tempted to sell Shkodran Mustafi?...

Everton defender Michael Keane believes Wayne Rooney is enjoying a new...

Michael Keane believes Wayne Rooney is enjoying a new lease of life at Everton and deserves a recall to the England squad. England's record goalscorer...

TRANSFER ALERT! Arsenal defender Gabriel joins Valencia

The 26-year-old Brazilian moves to the Mestalla for...

ON THE VERGE! Tottenham agree deal for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez

Tottenham are closing in on their first signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with Ajax for defender Davinson Sanchez. According to The Independent,...

DONE DEAL! Liverpool complete signing of Scotland defender Andy Robertson from...

Liverpool have completed the signing of Scotland left-back Andy Robertson from Hull. Robertson spent three seasons with the Tigers following his arrival from Dundee United,...

Arsenal and Liverpool BOOST? Fenerbahce deny claims in-demand defender Simon Kjaer...

Fenerbahce Simon Kjaer is reportedly wanted by both...

DEAL DONE! Everton sign Burnley defender Michael Keane for potential £30m...

Michael Keane has completed his move to Everton in a deal which could rise to a club record-equalling £30million. The 24-year-old Burnley defender has signed...

Chelsea FC transfer news: Roma defender Antonio Rudiger set join Premier...

Antonio Rudiger has won 16 caps for Germany...

VIDEO: Bahia defender Lucas Fonseca takes play-acting to another level against...

Hang your head in shame Lucas Fonseca... ...

CONFIRMED: Manchester United reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof

Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica for 35million euros. Having secured Champions League football by adding the Europa League...

John Terry transfer: Reaction to Chelsea defender possibly earning £100,000-a-week at...

There are reports circulating that John Terry will join Bournemouth when his Chelsea contract expires in July. Terry, 36, has kept everyone guessing about what...