Anderlecht have pointed the finger at Lazar Markovic following his failed move from Liverpool. The Serbia international flew to Belgium for talks on Friday, but was unable to agree personal terms.
Lucas Digne and Leighton Baines still do not know which one of them is Everton’s first choice left-back. Boss Marco Silva says he will keep the pair guessing as to who is first-choice.
Watford’s Jose Holebas is confident the club can keep up their bright form after their first ever four wins from for to start a top-flight season.
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Pep Guardiola has indicated Fernandinho will be rested more often this season to keep the Manchester City midfielder in top form. City were twice thwarted to add extra cover in the summer, with Jorginho moving to Chelsea and Douglas Luiz denied a work permit.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes revealed the reason Aston Villa failed with a Deadline Day move for defender Scott McKenna was both that their £7m bid was not enough, and they did not have time to source a replacement.
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Walsall boss Dean Keates is eyeing up an unnamed free agent after holding talks with one of the club’s targets.
Tottenham defender Juan Foyth remains on the European golden boy shortlist, which has been chopped from 100 names to 60 this year, despite still waiting to make his Spurs debut.
Millwall boss Neil Harris has revealed Middlesbrough’s late offer for midfielder George Savile was ‘just too good to turn down’ – with the figure to turn his loan move permanent in January marking a club-record fee.
Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong is on the move – literally – after leaving his home country of Gabon where he has been AWOL from training since the start of pre-season. He is expected to leave the Black Cats for a club in one of the remaining countries with an open transfer window.
Notts County have signed free transfer Elliott Ward, after the 33-year-old defender’s contract at Blackburn expired in the summer.
Norwich target Kingsley Schindler has expressed his surprise at the Canaries’ interest in him, having already decided to see out his contract with Bundesliga 2 side Holstein Kiel.