BBC pundit admits he underestimated Sheffield United, Cascarino tips Wilder for Everton, and more
Sheffield United are in action again tomorrow night, as they face Newcastle United in-front of the Amazon Prime cameras. Until then, enjoy today’s Premier League rumours.
BBC pundit and former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson has admitted that he underestimated Sheffield United.
Lawrenson has backed against the Blades numerous times this season, but admits that he got it wrong.
He said: "Sheffield United keep on picking up points and I am very aware I have not tipped them enough to win this season. I keep thinking they will run out of steam but that has not happened, and they have already shown that they are far better than I thought they were.”
In other Sheffield United news, former Chelsea man Tony Cascarino has advised Everton to make an ambitious move for Chris WIlder.
Speaking to The Times, he said: "For Everton, Chris Wilder has to be their first choice. His track record at Sheffield United shows he could transform the club. Evertonians would love him and his style of play."
Wilder is of course unlikely to seek a move away from his boyhood club at such an exciting time.
The rest of today’s headlines:
AC Milan have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud. (Calciomercato)
Jose Mourinho’s arrival has not changed the situation of Christian Eriksen, who is committed to leaving Spurs and will reject any contract offer. (The Telegraph)
Both Arsenal and Everton are keen on former Valencia coach Marcelino. (Daily Mail)
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly ready to return to management as soon as possible. (Fox Sports)
Newcastle United will only listen to bids in excess of £15m for Dwight Gayle. A number of Championship clubs are interested in his services. (The Telegraph)
Amazon will keep Alan Shearer and Michael Owen apart during their work for Amazon, after the pair fell out earlier this year. (Various)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be sacked depending on Manchester United’s results against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs and Manchester City. (The Sun)