German football expert Raphael Honigstein joined Hawksbee and Jacobs to discuss the release of a report that claims West Germany's government tolerated and covered up a culture of doping among its athletes for decades.And Honigstein also assessed the start of Pep Guardiola's reign as Bayern Munich boss, revealing that there is an 'atmosphere of doubt' at the Allianz Arena after a number of experiments by the Spaniard during pre-season.
talkSPORT's man in the know, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest transfer news and gossip.Haughton reveals Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Suarez - not Liverpool striker Luis, but a talented youngster from Manchester City.He also brings the boys the latest on Darren Bent's future, as the Aston Villa outcast nears a move to another Premier League club, and explains why Liverpool missed out on a top defensive target.
talkSPORT's Spanish football expert casts his eye over the latest ins and outs at the Bernabeu.Tottenham have reportedly asked for Alvaro Morata to be included in the offer for Gareth Bale, but Hunter claims Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to hold on to the 20-year-old because he is rated as one of the best young talents in Spain.read more
Former Three Lions fast bowler Andy Caddick claims England should keep the same side for the remaining two Ashes Test matches.Andy Flower's side have retained the 'little urn' after going 2-0 up in the series, with only two matches remaining.read more
Football writer Steve Brenner says Wayne Rooney is set to hand in a transfer request this week and a third offer from Chelsea for the Manchester United striker will follow.United rejected a second bid from the Blues on Monday but Brenner claims the 27-year-old is determined to leave Old Trafford and will do his best to force through a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.read more
Here is all the latest transfer news and gossip in Tuesday’s papers…Senior Manchester United players such as Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra are growing increasingly frustrated with Wayne Rooney's behaviour as the 27-year-old striker looks to push through a move to Chelsea. (The Independent)Manchester United manager David Moyes must decide whether to risk Rooney receiving an angry backlash from Reds supporters in Sunday's Community Shield against Wigan. (Daily Mail)read more
Manchester United legend Lou Macari has called on Wayne Rooney to go public with whether he wants to leave the club or not.The England hitman is one of the main ongoing transfer sagas and it still remains unclear if he favours a move to Chelsea or staying at Old Trafford.read more
Richard Tanner, football writer for the Daily Express, says the Wayne Rooney saga is a 'nightmare' for new Manchester United manager David Moyes and he has been placed in an almost impossible situation.The Premier League champions have rejected two bids from Chelsea for the striker, who is keen to quit United and join Jose Mourinho's side.read more
Journalist for Goal TV in Spain, Paul Giblin, claims signing Gareth Bale is a huge risk for Real Madrid. The Tottenham star appears to be on the verge of agreeing a deal with the La Liga side, after telling Spurs chief Andre Villas-Boas that he wants to join the Spanish giants.read more
Alastair Cook has insisted he and his England team-mates are now intent on winning the Ashes series against Australia.After winning the first two Tests, the hosts were struggling on 37-3 chasing 332 on the fifth day of the third but heavy rain in Manchester saw play abandoned resulting in a draw between the two sides and Cook’s men, somewhat anticlimactically, retaining the urn.But the Three Lions captain is now adamant that England will go all out to claim victory in the final two Tests to prove they deserve to lift their prize.read more
Preston North End striker Kevin Davies looks back on victory against Blackpool in the Capital One Cup and the resulting pitch invasion.The forward, who moved to Deepdale from Bolton in the summer, also tells the boys about the club's chances of promotion this season from League One.A steward was injured during the 1-0 win for Simon Grayson's side against the Tangerines on Monday evening, as horses were used to remove supporters from the field.read more
England batting coach Graham Gooch joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Monday to reflect on a third successive Ashes triumph.Alastair Cook's men retained the Ashes after the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford ended in a draw but the tourists can still square the series if they win the last two Tests.read more
Former director of football at Ibrox Gordon Smith tells the boys about why Walter Smith has left Glasgow Rangers.The ex-manager has resignation as a chairman and director of the club, three days after former chief executive Charles Green returned in a consultancy role.Smith also looks at the mess the Scottish League One team are in, ahead of the new season.You can listen to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show every weekday morning from 6-10am only on talkSPORT
Sports finance expert Professor Tom Cannon, discusses the ins and outs of any potential transfer fee that Real Madrid might pay for Gareth Bale.He looks at how the Spanish giants can afford to pay £100million for the Tottenham star and how payments could be structured in any deal.Cannon also looks at how the La Liga outfit have acquired some of their wealth.You can listen to Kick Off every weekday from 7pm-10pm.
Ex-Arsenal star John Jensen has told talkSPORT that Arsene Wenger could leave the club at the end of this season if he fails to win a trophy.The Gunners haven’t won any silverware since they lifted the FA Cup in 2005 following a penalty shootout victory over Manchester United at the Millenium Stadium.read more
Galatasary striker Didier Drogba does not believe Arsenal should be judged on one game despite his late double sealing a 2-1 win over the Gunners.The Ivorian forward holds a fearsome goalscoring record against Arsene Wenger's side and his two goal salvo off the bench in the Emirates Cup now makes it 15 strikes in 14 games versus the Gunners.But despite a difficult summer for Arsenal the Chelsea legend says Arsenal will still do well.read more
Former Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli has told talkSPORT that they have no chance of beating Arsenal to Luis Suarez’s signature.It has been reported that should Spurs sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid they will move to take the Uruguayan to White Hart Lane from under the nose of their rivals.But Comolli insists the Lilywhites would be unable to afford the players wages and feels he will only leave Liverpool for a team in the Champions League.read more
Reporter for the Manchester Evening News, James Robson, discusses Wayne Rooney’s future at Old Trafford.He admits the player’s absence from the pre-season trip to Sweden will fuel conspiracies but feels the shoulder injury is genuine.Robson also reckons that Manchester United are doing nothing wrong by refusing Chelsea’s offer for the striker as it would be terrible to sell to the Blues who will be their rivals for the Premier League title this season.read more
Sports reporter for the Daily Telegraph, Luke Edwards, discusses Newcastle United’s business over the summer.He reveals that season-long loan signing Loic Remy is going to have to impress fans at St James’ Park after he snubbed the Magpies in January in favour of a move to QPR.And Edwards looks at rumours about them targeting Aston Villa striker Darren Bent and Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis.But he admits a deal for the French star is proving very complicated to conclude for the Toon.
talkSPORT's man in the know, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest transfer news and gossip.Haughton discusses Wayne Rooney's future, after Manchester United rejected a second bid from Chelsea for the wantaway striker, and shares his inside info on Real Madrid's pursuit of Gareth Bale.read more