Aston Villa have once again raided France’s Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient. Photograph: Getty Images

Aston Villa have signed Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old has penned a five-year contract at Villa Park after leavi(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing fans for a ‘big surprise’. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United are in the process of recruiting a new striker. Senior sources at United were insistent last week that (...)

Watford have announced the signing of Tottenham’s Etienne Capoue for a club record fee. Photograph: PA

Watford have announced the signing of midfielder Etienne Capoue from Tottenham for a club-record fee. The 26-year-old has penned a four-year contract (...)

Tottenham are poised to sign Burnley’s Kieran Tripper in a deal worth €4.9 million. Photograph: PA

Mauricio Pochettino is primed to make Burnley’s Kieran Trippier his second signing of the summer. The Tottenham Hotspur manager is also interested in (...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken 14 points in the league on the back of goals in the final 10 minutes of matches. Photograph: Phil Cole

Mauricio Pochettino knows what it feels like to end a trophy drought – and we are not talking here about Tottenham Hotspur’s three pieces of silverwa(...)

Danny Rose slides home Tottenham Hotspur’s fourth goal in the FA Cup third-round clash against Burnley   at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Tottenham 4 Burnley 2It was a night that ticked most of the boxes for a topsy-turvy FA Cup replay. There was terrible defending; a contender for the m(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa, in action against Sunderland, will miss the  clash with Tottenham after getting a yellow card in that match. Photograph: epa

Chelsea will not be distracted by the possibility of enjoying an unbeaten league season with Jose Mourinho prepared to risk defeat in tight matches in(...)

Christian Eriksen scores Tottenham’s winner in the Premier League clash against Southampton at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Tottenham 1 Southampton 0When Christian Eriksen’s beautifully threaded low shot hit the back of the Southampton net, Mauricio Pochettino turned on his(...)

West Brom’s James Morrison  heads home the winning goal in the premier league clash against  Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Tottenham 0 West Brom 1Mauricio Pochettino was supposed to eradicate White Hart Lane performances like this. Instead, the Tottenham Hotspur manager fe(...)