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Swansea City takeover: American investors met with Premier League…

The American consortium looking to buy a majority stake in Swansea City met with Premier League chiefs today.The Evening Post understands that businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, who are leading the bid, supplied league bosses with the paperwork needed for the deal to go through, including their business case as part of the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test.READ MORE: Swansea City takeover – Americans clinch dealSources close to the Americans said the feeling was the meeting…

Find out why Messi and Iniesta were linked to Rangers at science…

Computer games have become ever more life-like, and the many ways in which Football Manager has skilfully dribbled in and out of real life are the subject of a talk at the British Science Festival in Swansea in September. Post reporter Richard Youle tries to keepy-uppy.TOM Markham tells the story of how former Rangers manager Alex McLeish was badgered by his son to check out a talented teenager at Barcelona, whose attributes were highly rated by the computer simulation game his son loved…

Brendan Rodgers rules himself out of England running

BRENDAN Rodgers has ruled himself out of the running to become the next England manager.The former Swansea City boss had been linked to the post vacated after Roy Hodgson resigned in the wake of the Three Lions humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland on Monday.Those suggestions came despite the fact Rodgers only took over at Celtic this summer.READ MORE: Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn could sign before Swansea City’s tour of AmericaIt is believed Rodgers was close to joining the England set-up…

This is what Swansea City players are getting up to on their…

Gosh, it’s hard work being a Premier League footballer. As football fans across the world enjoy Euro 2016 and look forward to the start of a new season, you could forgive some players for wanting to get away from it all.It was a tough season for the Swans, never being far from the relegation scrap and having to deal with the loss of their manager Garry Monk.So it’s good to see them getting some downtime and getting refreshed ready for what is set to be one of the most exciting Premier League…

Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn could sign before Swansea City’s…

MICHAEL van der Hoorn could seal a move to Swansea City before Francesco Guidolin’s men jet off for their pre-season tour of America a week today. Swansea will spend 11 days Stateside in preparation for the new season, taking in games against Charlotte Independence and Richmond Kickers. READ MORE: Swansea City edging closer to Leroy Fer deal with Queens Park Rangers And van der Hoorn could be part of the travelling party as Swansea work to finalise his move from Ajax.

French giants Marseille to offer Bafetimbi Gomis way out of…

SWANSEA City striker Bafetimbi Gomis is again being linked with a move out of South Wales, with French club Marseille the latest club linked with his services. The former Lyon striker struggled for consistency last season after blistering start to the campaign in which he scored four in the first four games. READ MORE: Former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers in the running for England job But his scoring form dipped as Swansea struggled to get points on the board under Garry Monk

Former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers in the running for England job

BOOKMAKERS have made former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers a contender to be the new manager of England.Rodgers is 16-1 in some markets for the vacant post following the resignation of Roy Hodgson last night.Hodgson’s tenure in charge of the England side ended with a humiliating 2-1 Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland in Nice, a result that has been described as one of the most embarrassing in the country’s footballing history.England Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate is leading the betting, followed…

QPR agree sale of Fer to Swansea

QPR have agreed a deal to sell Leroy Fer to Swansea City. Rangers could end up netting £4.75m for the Dutch midfielder, who finished last season on loan at the Liberty Stadium. Fer, 26, is now set to discuss personal terms ahead of a planned medical.

Swansea City still waiting on directors’ test date for US group

SWANSEA City are still waiting to be given a date when the US consortium that has taken over the club will sit the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test.An investment group fronted by Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan agreed a £100 million package which saw them acquire a controlling stake at the club earlier this month.READ MORE: Swansea City takeover: New era begins as Americans clinch dealIt was thought the American group would complete the Premier League test to ensure new owners…

Monk targets Bartley to strengthen defence

Garry Monk is hoping to take Swansea City central defender Kyle Bartley on a season-long loan. The 25 year-old will be out of contract in 12 months time, so if this deal goes through it will presumably be with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer of 2017.

Gylfi Sigurdsson relishing Iceland’s Euro 2016 clash with England

GYLFI Sigurdsson has revealed he is relishing the prospect of taking on England in a Euro 2016 last-16 match this evening.Sigurdsson’s Iceland meet the Three Lions in a second-round clash in Nice after defying the odds to progress from their group.The Swansea City midfielder is set come up against a string of players he normally faces in Premier League action.READ MORE: UEFA EURO 2016: Wales skipper Ashley Williams faces battle to be fit for quarter-finalsAnd Iceland’s talisman cannot wait for…

Report: Irons in chase for Liverpool midfielder

West Ham are claimed to be in a race for Liverpool and Wales midfielder Joe Allen. The Daily Star claims that Swansea are ahead in the chase and that they have had an £8 million bid turned down before claiming the Irons are also involved. West Brom and Celtic too are named as admirers but […]

UEFA EURO 2016: Wales skipper Ashley Williams faces battle to be…

ASHLEY Williams is facing a crucial 24 hours as he aims to prove his fitness for one of the biggest nights in Welsh football history.The Wales captain underwent a scan on Sunday after damaging his shoulder in the win over Northern Ireland which sealed a passage to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.Williams left Parc des Princes with his arm wrapped in a sling after damaging his shoulder in a collision with Jonny Williams towards the end of the 1-0 victory.The Swansea City star struggled to move…

‘I’m joining a wonderful club:’ Swansea City target Mike van der…

AJAX defender Mike van der Hoorn has told a news outlet he is joining "a wonderful club", fuelling speculation over a move to Swansea City. The centre-back, who has a year to run on his contract, has made 49 appearances for the Dutch club since joining in 2013 from Utrecht. It was reported last week that Swansea were interested in the defender, who spent most of last season on the bench for the Eredivisie giants

US soccer icon Landon Donovan reveals latest on Swansea City…

US soccer superstar Landon Donovan has revealed it would be "an exciting opportunity" to link up with Swansea City as part of the American takeover deal at the Liberty.The American consortium – led by businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, who completed the deal earlier this month – believe that having the former LA Galaxy star on board as a figurehead proves they want people with strong football knowledge involved in the running of Swansea, while his presence will also do the…