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Pep Guardiola is looking to sign two players in January despite Manchester City’s excellent recent form. He wants to sign a left back to cover for the injured Benjamin Mendy and is also keen on a forward with Alexis Sanchez likely to be on his radar.
Kevin De Bruyne has predicted it could be a two horse race for the Premier League title with Manchester City going head to head with Manchester United.
Manchester United will activate the one-year option on Ander Herrera’s contract if they fail to agree new terms before the end of the year.
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Erik Lamela is closing in on a comeback for Tottenham nearly a year after he last appeared in the first team. Even if boss Mauricio Pochettino decides to keep him out of Sunday’s meeting with Liverpool, Lamela could be involved against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Theo Walcott has admitted that a desire to feature for England at the 2018 World Cup is motivating him to try and regain his place in Arsenal’s team.
Roy Hodgson has backed Andros Townsend to assist Wilfried Zaha and help Crystal Palace clamber out of the relegation zone following his performance against Chelsea last weekend.
Jurgen Klopp played down suggestions Sadio Mane could be back in training next week after his inclusion in the Senegal squad yesterday.
Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has re-ignited his attack on Jurgen Klopp’s training methods at Liverpool.
UEFA have confirmed they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Everton following ugly scenes during the second-half of their Europa League game with Lyon
Ronald Koeman admits that Davy Klaassen is struggling to make an impact at Everton following his £25m move from Ajax in the summer.
Rafa Benitez has shrugged off takeover talk and urged his players to focus on taking three points from Crystal Palace this weekend.
Michael Appleton described his first meeting with the Leicester City players since the sacking of Craig Shakespeare as ‘raw’.
Harry Maguire has said everyone must trust the Leicester City owners following their decision to sack Craig Shakespeare.
Sunderland striker Andrew Nelson is set to join Harrogate Town on loan. The 20-year-old underwent a similar spell with Hartlepool United last season.
Eddie Howe praised Charlie Daniels after the defender signed up to join Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative, pledging to donate at least 1% of his wages to charity.
West Brom’s teaanage striker Tyler Roberts is set to be given a chance by Wales as Chris Coleman starts to rebuild his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Aston Villa will be without six players for their game against Fulham. Andre Green, Gabby Agbonlahor, Jack Grealish, Mile Jedinak and Henri Lansbury are out through injury, while Neil Taylor is suspended.
Steve Cotterill has spoken about how his special bond with the Birmingham City players made it an easy decision to return to St Andrew’s.
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Ex-Wolves striker and recent transfer target Benik Afobe remains a ‘huge part’ of Bournemouth’s plans, boss Eddie Howe has insisted.
According to Seville-based newspaper Diario de Sevilla, Stoke City have been scouting Real Betis’ young midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who has a release clause of about £14m.
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Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Fraser Forster retains his full confidence and will continue to be Saints’ number one keeper.
Nathan Redmond is desperate to add to goal-shy Saints’ strike rate to raise money for charity. The forward will donate cash for every goal and assist he gets this season to children’s charity Right To Play.
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Leonid Slutsky has backed Ola Aina to rediscover his form this weekend at Barnsley following his exploits for Nigeria on international duty.
Chelsea legend and former Swansea loanee Frank Lampard believes that the Premier League champions made a mistake in out loaning Tammy Abraham.
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Dean Smith admits Brentford have a feel-good factor right now as well as momentum heading into tomorrow’s clash with Sunderland.
Bolton midfielder Karl Henry says he’s expecting Saturday’s clash with former club QPR to be “an interesting game” after falling out of favour under Ian Holloway last season.
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Ronaldo Vieira is back in the match-day squad for Leeds United’s Championship trip to Bristol City on Saturday with the teenage midfielder having recovered from a knee injury.
Derby County captain Richard Keogh is hoping to shake off a knock ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
Jamie Ward believes Nottingham Forest are playing the “best football” of his City Ground career – and hopes people can see that steady progress is being made under Mark Warburton.
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League One side Plymouth Argyle have signed goalkeeper Remi Matthews on a one-week emergency loan deal from Norwich City.
Rudy Gestede is expected to return to Middlesbrough first-team training within the next fortnight.
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Phil Parkinson doesn’t want to be distracted by takeover talks but admits he is looking forward to tackling the January transfer window.
The Premier League trophy visited Bloomfield Road yesterday as Blackpool FC Community Trust hosted a special event with the support of the Premier League.
Jaap Stam has admitted young Manchester United striker James Wilson was on his summer wishlist but says there’s no truth to recent rumours.
Winger Anthony Knoackaert has urged Albion to play more keep-ball to cure their Premier League travel sickness.
Ipswich Town star David McGoldrick says he and his team-mates ‘owe the fans a victory’ over fierce rivals Norwich City, on Sunday.
Carlos Carvalhal claims his Sheffield Wednesday players must be stronger mentally if they are to get their season back on track.
Record signing Steve Mounie is fit to lead the Huddersfield Town attack against Manchester United.
Pedro Caixinha refused to discuss his row with Kenny Miller as he insisted he would not let the saga distract him from guiding Rangers into the Betfred Cup final.