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Michael Black

I'm a North West based freelance sports journalist with a passion for football. Follow me on Twitter @mjblack_ for my ramblings about the British game (plus other things thrown in for good measure).

Chelsea star may be on his way out as Valencia eye big summer move

Valencia could be set to offer Kepa Arrizabalaga a route out of his Chelsea nightmare. The Spanish stopper arrived at Stamford Bridge with a big...

Bundesliga preview: Bayern and Dortmund fancied to march on at the top

The Bundesliga season continues apace this weekend with some eye-catching fixtures scheduled to take place. Last week’s return to action saw three of the top...

Football Manager 2021: Release Date, Beta, New Features, Transfers & Improvements

The Football Manager series of games continues to be a cultural phenomenon and that is unlikely to change when the FM21 is launched later...

FIFA 21: Release Date, Demo, Features, Improvements, Gameplay and More

FIFA 21 fans need not worry - the next iteration of the FIFA franchise is on track for release later this year as per...

UEFA eyeing innovative end to the Champions League pending completion of round of 16

UEFA’s proposal to change the format of this season’s Champions League could be an exciting development for football fans. The governing body is considering playing...

Chelsea midfielder set for surprise summer move to Spain

Ethan Ampadu could be on his way out of Chelsea on a permanent basis this summer. The midfielder has had a frustrating loan spell at...

Chelsea star dismisses talk of a move to Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea forward Willian says that rumours of him discussing a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur are false. The 31-year-old’s current deal runs out this summer and...

Disgruntled Arsenal midfielder wants to return to Italy this summer

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira wants to leave the club and return to Italy this summer. According to the Uruguayan's agent, the 24-year-old is ready to...

6 key signings for the Big Six this summer

The summer transfer window will give Premier League clubs to address issues in their squads in time for next season. It will be particularly crucial...

Rising stars ready to strut their stuff in the Bundesliga

The Bundesliga takes centre-stage this weekend as top-class European football finally returns after a two-month absence. With issues still to be settled at both ends...

English football under the cosh as foundations are badly neglected

"People think there must be a lot of my thinking in this Premier League - there is none. I'm not totally convinced this is...

Manchester City and Liverpool set for big summer transfer battle

Liverpool and Manchester City could be set for a summer transfer battle for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. According to L’Eqiupe, the French club are willing...