Dees confident McDonald will play Pies but prepared to fly him home

In-form Demons forward Tom McDonald will travel to Sydney for Monday’s highly anticipated clash with Collingwood, but coach Simon Goodwin said the club is prepared to fly him home for the birth of his second child if needed. Ignored during the trade period after he was put on the market

Roma 'confident of snapping-up Xhaka to link-up with Mourinho'

Roma ‘are confident of snapping up Granit Xhaka this summer, with the Arsenal midfielder keen to link up with Jose Mourinho’… as Swiss star joins Gunners exodus after miserable season Granit Xhaka has been a regular for Arsenal in their worst season this century  The midfielder is among a list

John Barnes confident Klopp can lead Liverpool to another title

‘If he stays long term I’m sure he’ll win another Premier League title’: Liverpool legend John Barnes confident Jurgen Klopp can bring more glory to struggling Liverpool Liverpool have experienced a dramatic decline from the form of last season The reigning champions sit 28 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City  

Chelsea 'confident they can bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge'

Chelsea ‘are confident they can tempt Erling Haaland to Stamford Bridge this summer’ as owner Roman Abramovich lines up ‘attractive financial package’ in bid to beat Europe’s elite clubs to the Borussia Dortmund star Chelsea believe they are in a strong position to sign striker Erling Haaland Owner Roman Abramovic

Abdo ‘very confident’ as battle over no-fault stand down rule heats up

The NRL is "very, very confident" it will prevail in a showdown with the Rugby League Players Association over the no-fault stand down rule, with chief executive Andrew Abdo saying the contentious policy is here to stay. The NRL and RLPA will go before an arbitrator on Thursday after the

Rodgers confident of Jonny Evans signing Leicester deal 'very soon'

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is confident Jonny Evans will commit his future to the club ‘very soon’ and insists defender is ‘instrumental’ to his plans Jonny Evans is in discussions with Leicester regarding a contract extension  Manager Brendan Rodgers feels developments could occur ‘very soon’  Evans, 32, signed for the

Liverpool confident of triple injury boost before Leicester clash

Liverpool are ‘cautiously optimistic’ that Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson will prove their fitness in time to face Leicester City on Saturday. Henderson was taken off at half-time in England’s defeat to Belgium after suffering from ‘muscle tightness’ against Roberto Martinez’s side, while Robertson missed Scotland’s game against Slovakia after

Real Madrid 'confident they CAN snap up Mbappe next summer for £161m'

Real Madrid ‘confident they CAN snap up Kylian Mbappe next summer for £161m… provided World Cup winner does not sign a new deal with PSG’ Real Madrid are preparing to ‘turn up the heat in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe’  PSG are going to try and convince Mbappe to commit

Buckley quietly confident with Treloar and De Goey back

Nathan Buckley seemed quietly confident about his side's chances for the rest of the year, with returning stars Jordan De Goey and Adam Treloar and better output from Mason Cox guiding Collingwood to a win over Gold Coast and finals qualification. Treloar provided penetration in the midfield and De Goey