This may add some extra spice to Arsenal’s trip to West Ham United on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com). Reports from the Sun newspaper claim than Arsene Wenger is lining up a January move for Dimitri Payet as West Ham’s playmaker is said to be mulling over his future options. At the age of 29, Payet is at or near the peak of his powers. He excelled in his first season in the Premier League last season, scoring nine goals and adding 12 assists in 30 appearances as West Ham finished in seventh lace and he then shone for France at EURO 2016, becoming a regular as the hosts were runners up. However, this season West Ham have struggled to get going and look
After Christian Eriksen's shot is blocked, the ball bounces to Heung-Min Son who sends a thunderous volley into the back of the net to give Tottenham a 2-0 lead.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi together? It nearly happened, or became a possibility, according to former Barcelona president Joan Laporta. Barca apparently had an offer to land the Portuguese superstar before Manchester United snapped him up from Sporting Lisbon in 2003. Almost 500 club goals later… From the BBC: “We had already signed Ronaldinho, Rafael Marquez and Ricardo Quaresma so we weren’t able to spend that much,” Laporta explains. “He had a deal with United for 19m euros but we were offered him for 17m.” The Catalan man was speaking one day after reports surfaced that Inter Milan nearly landed Messi, apparently inspiring a series of “What if?” revelations like the subject of this