The Late Episode : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips Today

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Newcastle are hoping to make a January move for Tottenham outcast Andros Townsend, but they will face competition from Aston Villa, West Brom and Sunderland.

Cristiano Ronaldo feels Manchester United’s Memphis Depay is one of the best young players in the world and will bounce back from being dropped by Louis van Gaal.

Real Madrid great Ronaldo also tabbed Jose Mourinho as the best manager in the world despite the pair not enjoying the greatest of relationships when Mourinho was in charge at the Bernabeu.

Roy Hodgson delivered an amazing put-down to Jamie Vardy and told him to forget about playing as a centre-forward for England.

Per Mertesacker has warned that Arsenal’s title challenge could fall apart in Sunday’s North London derby.

Remi Garde has been promised money to spend in January to keep Aston Villa up and has demanded the final say on all signings.

Eddie Howe says he has no sympathy for Steve McClaren’s woes at Newcastle just 24 hours before they meet in a critical relegation battle.

Jermain defoe believes his partnership with Steven Fletcher can fire Sunderland to safety.

Roy Hodgson has told Jamie Vardy he has no right to demand to play as a central striker for England despite his trailblazing form for Leicester.

Manchester United are plotting a triple raid on Valencia, with Louis van Gaal interested in signing centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, left-back Jose Luis Gaya and midfielder Andre Gomes.

Liverpool could move for Barcelona ‘keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen as competition for Simon Mignolet, with Jurgen Klopp a big fan of the former Borussia Monchengladbach No 1.

Jesse Lingard says Louis van Gaal ordered his Manchester United players to ignore the fans’ cries of ‘attack, attack, attack’ against CSKA Moscow.

Jose Mourinho will be able to communicate with his backroom team at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday despite his stadium ban – he will watch the game from the Chelsea hotel.

Leighton Baines is set for a run-out for Everton in a behind closed doors friendly next week – the England left-back has not played this season because of an ankle injury.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be able to communicate with his backroom team during tomorrow’s stadium ban.

Everton have put a £45m price tag on Romelu Lukaku in an attempt to ward off potential buyers next summer.

UEFA are expected to move away from charging Manchester City after their supporters booed the Champions League anthem.

Nemanja Matic is sure Chelsea can cope without Jose Mourinho on the touchline against Stoke this weekend and has total faith in the rest of the club’s coaching staff.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed England keeper Fraser Forster is close to making his comeback after knee surgery in March.

Claudio Ranieri has told Riyad Mahrez to forget about leaving Leicester and carry on ‘growing up’ before he joins one of the top sides.

Jonny Evans says under-fire Wayne Rooney will relish proving his critics wrong.

Sam Allardyce has warned his Sunderland players that relegation can damage their lives on and off the pitch.

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny is expected to return to the side to face Tottenham on Sunday despite missing the 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich through injury.

Jonny Evans has backed Wayne Rooney to return to his best form for Manchester United but hopes it will not happen this weekend when he takes on his former team-mate with West Brom.

Former Charlton defender Richard Rufus has been accused of defrauding investors out of more than £8m in a Ponzi-style scheme.



Arsene Wenger insists he could never sign Harry Kane because he plays for Tottenham.

Chelsea defender Abdul Baba Rahman has revealed media speculation about Jose Mourinho’s future as well as talk about the club’s recent woes have not affected the players.


Nick Powell is on the verge of a Manchester United comeback and is ‘in the best condition of his life’, according to Under-21s coach Warren Joyce.


Roberto Martinez says it’s too early to say if Romelu Lukaku is in the form of his life – but the Everton boss says he’s certainly had a year to remember.


Crawley Town boss Mark Yates believes Freddie Woodman’s “immediate future” lies with Newcastle but admits the League Two side would be interested in taking the goalkeeper back on loan in the future.

Sam Allardyce says Sunderland’s soon-to-be out-of-contract stars stars must prove themselves worthy of a new deal or risk subjecting their families to the “panic” of a free transfer.


Sunderland have been linked with moves for Tottenham’s Andros Townsend and QPR’s Nedum Onuoha.


Tony Pulis has defended his cautious brand of football and insisted his style would be more gung-ho were he managing Real Madrid.


Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says he is fully aware of the dissatisfaction of many fans – and admits it adds extra pressure on him to succeed.


Philipp Wollscheid has laughed off the prospect of Chelsea’s snarling striker Diego Costa intimidating him when the pair collide at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow.


Ronald Koeman has challenged Dusan Tadic to back up his claims he is now better equipped to cope with the Premier League’s unforgiving winter.


Hull boss Steve Bruce is certain Harry Maguire will grab his long-awaited chance when finally making a full league debut tomorrow.


Blackburn Rovers are not eyeing a move for Crystal Palace starlet Sullay Kaikai – as Tom Lawrence gets linked with Spanish giants Valencia.


Riyad Mahrez is better off sticking with Leicester City, says manager Claudio Ranieri.


Chris Ramsey’s parting shot was to suggest Charlie Austin’s departure from QPR in January is still very much on the cards.


Shawn McCoulsky is the latest south London youngster to make the jump into the Football League after signing a two-year contract with Bristol City.


Liam Bridcutt’s loan move to Leeds United is in the balance after Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce described the deal as “confused – like Leeds.”


Dougie Freedman does not believe his job will be in jeopardy if Nottingham Forest fail to beat arch-rivals Derby County.


Norwich City’s on-loan midfielder Matt Jarvis has been ruled out for ‘several weeks’ after suffering a knee injury in the Premier League defeat at Manchester City.

Kyle Lafferty’s Norwich City future is a major cause of concern for Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill ahead of their Euro 2016 countdown.


Former Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd has opened the door to a Bluebirds return.


Bolton won’t be rushing on-loan Australia international Luke Brattan into first-team action.


David Perkins has signed a one-year extension to his Wigan Athletic contract.


Colin Doyle says Blackpool is a ‘brilliant’ club and dismissed stories about the place as ‘nonsense’.


Steve Clarke has ruled out the possibility of allowing Jake Cooper to leave on loan – for now.

Sheffield United striker Marc McNulty has joined Portsmouth on loan until January.


Simon Francis has hit back at suggestions Bournemouth must change approach to survive in the Premier League and declared: “Our identity is still there”


Ronny Deila refused to use the excuse offered up by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Celtic’s European woes are down to their lack of proper competition in Scotland.



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