Gareth Barry has revealed that Ronald Koeman “wasn’t happy” when he asked to leave Everton this summer.
Emre Can has vowed to add more goals to his game as he looks to help get Liverpool’s season back on track.
Steven Gerrard is relishing the first Merseyside derby of his managerial career on Friday night as he admitted: “I wish I was playing in it myself!”
Marko Grujic hopes he can show Jurgen Klopp he’s ready for “the biggest games” in a Liverpool shirt after his first start of the season ended in disappointment at Leicester.
Ronald Koeman believes that Everton have “lots of possibilities” with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the team as he praised the striker’s attitude.
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Kurt Zouma admits he wants Stoke City to beat his parent club Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium.
Arsene Wenger has told Jack Wilshere his hopes of earning a new contract at Arsenal will be tied to whether he can regain his fitness.
Wenger has confirmed Kieran Gibbs was not offered a new contract to stay at Arsenal but believes he should be proud of his career at the club.
Former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey is in contention to succeed Mark Sampson as England women’s manager.
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Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Alexis Sanchez for Real Madrid in January, according to reports in Spain.
Newcastle United scouts have been assigned Rafa Benitez’s wish-list for next two windows.
Neil Warnock says Simon Grayson faces a big challenge getting his squad to adjust to the Championship, but has backed him to get it right in time.
Lee Carsley says Birmingham City’s players start with a ‘clean slate’ following the departure of Harry Redknapp.
Former Birmingham City star Jose Dominguez has applied to become the club’s next permanent manager.
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Gareth Barry is keen to stay at West Brom beyond the end of this current season.
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Mauricio Pellegrino does not believe that playing two strikers is the answer to Saints’ home goalscoring woes.
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David Meyler is confident that Hull City team-mate Fraizer Campbell will deliver goals in the Championship – once the striker’s “stop-start” campaign finally gets up and running.
Sean Dyche has hailed Scott Arfield as a ‘fantastic servant’ to the Clarets as he prepares to face his former club this weekend.
Bradley Dack is showing his quality in training with Tony Mowbray admitting the attacker is close to being included in the starting line-up.
Asmir Begovic feels the Premier League’s new ball is making it tougher for goalkeepers to do their job.
Ryan Fraser is tipping Bournemouth to go all the way in the Carabao Cup this season.
Tyler Walker says he will continue to work hard to earn the opportunity to play for ‘my club’ Nottingham Forest, after successfully fighting his way into Mark Warburton’s plans this summer.
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Norwich City and Championship rivals Fulham have been touted with Kilmarnock midfielder Jordan Jones.
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Phil Parkinson says he will be casting his eye over “one or two” free agents in the next couple of days as he plans to expand his Bolton Wanderers squad.
Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer says the club is exploring the possibility of bringing in two new faces after successful trials.
Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick feels he’s back “on song” and is targeting his best ever goals haul this season.
Chris Wilder has rejected accusations he is guilty of mind games by saying Sheffield Wednesday are expected to win this weekend’s Steel City derby.
Elias Kachunga has no concerns leading the line for Huddersfield Town against Burnley this weekend if needed.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson will start summer signing Mamadou Sakho at Manchester City on Saturday.
Wilfried Zaha has said Crystal Palace’s decision to sack Frank de Boer after just four Pre