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Hull value West
Brom transfer target Jake Livermore at £15m - £5m more than the Baggies’
initial £10m offer - the Hull Daily Mail reports.
has reportedly been a long-time admirer of the midfielder, and is looking to
bring in reinforcements after missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton.
Man City midfielder Yaya Toure has turned down contract offers from China.
Seluk, Yaya Toure’s agent, has also confirmed to SSNHQ they turned down a
£520,000-a-week offer (€600,000) from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in the last
winter transfer window.
He said: “Yaya
plays on another level. He wants to play at the highest level. He’s happy at
The big done deal of the day so far is Tom Carroll's return to Swansea from Tottenham, with plenty of snaps from the Welsh club marking his return.
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HENDERSON RE-SIGNS FOR CRAWLEY
Crawley Town have completed the signing of midfielder Conor Henderson until the end of the season, with the option of a further year.
The former Arsenal, Hull City and Grimsby Town man joined the Reds on the November 1 on a short-term contract after impressing on trial during October.
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Former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola understands why Diego Costa may be tempted by a move to China but thinks he should consider 'other values'.
REAL BACK IN FOR DE GEA
Spanish reports claim Real Madrid have made David de Gea their top summer priority following Keylor Navas’ shaky form at the Bernabeu, the Manchester Evening News reports.
It would see the re-ignition of one of the biggest rumours from the summer window as De Gea continues to put in a solid shift in the Man Utd goal.
WEALE LEAVES DERBY
Goalkeeper Chris Weale has left Sky Bet Championship side Derby County by mutual consent.
The former Bristol City and Leicester stopper joined the club on Deadline Day in August on a one-year deal but has now left the Midlands club.
SKY BET TRANSFER SPECIALS
Sky Bet report good business in the Stewart Downing market this afternoon and have cut the Middlesbrough man to join West Ham from 12/1 to 5/2. Crystal Palace are still the even-money favourites, with Sunderland also prominent in the betting at 6/1.
He's 3/1 to stay at Boro - click here for the full market
REDS MONITOR BERARDI
Reports in Italy continue to link Liverpool with a move for Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, according to the Liverpool Echo.
He has recently returned from a four-and-a-half month injury lay-off, with Inter also thought to be monitoring the 22-year-old.
ULLOA ON THE MOVE?
Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa is considering
handing in a transfer request as he becomes increasingly frustrated with a
lack of first team opportunities this season, according to Sky sources.
The Argentinian's only Premier League start came against
Middlesbrough on 2 January and has 18 months left on his current
contract but is yet to be offered a new deal by Leicester. Claudio Ranieri has said publicly he wants to keep the
Leicester turned down a £9m bid for Ulloa in the summer,
and Sky sources have told us the club have also rejected an approach from an
un-named Spanish club last week. It's thought a number of Spanish clubs are
monitoring the situation, and further offers are expected before the January
ARRIVES AT ALEX
Crewe Alexandra have
completed the loan signing ofLeyton Orient striker Jordan
Bowery on a deal until the
end of the season.
Aston Villa man becomes Dave Artell's first signing as Crewe manager and will
be available for the trip to Doncaster on Saturday.
BIRMINGHAM COOL RUSSELL INTEREST
Birmingham City's interest in Derby forward Johnny
Russell has cooled because they feel the asking price is too high, according to Sky sources.
It's thought Derby want between £3m and £4m for the
player, who has 18 months left on his contract.
McCLEARY EXTENDS ROYALS STAY
Reading have announced that Garath McCleary has signed a new long-term contract with the club, keeping him at Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2020. The top scorer for the Royals this season, McCleary’s contract was due to expire at the end of the current campaign but the Jamaican international has committed his future to the club he first joined back in May 2012.
Will a deal be done for Southampton captain Jose Fonte during the current transfer window? Sky Bet make West Ham 9/4 to capture his signature, with Benfica 6/1 and Everton and Man United both priced at 8/1.
He's 2/1 to remain with Saints - check out the full market
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Diego Costa set for Chelsea truce talks, West Ham laugh off latest Dimitri Payet interest and Watford look at former Premier League striker.
Plus the latest from Crystal Palace, Swansea, Middlesbrough and the Championship where Norwich battle to hold on to Robbie Brady.
Swansea have announced the signing of Tom Carroll from Tottenham.
He has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Welsh side and returns to the club where he spent time on loan during the 2014/15 campaign.
COBBLERS LAND ANDERSON
Northampton have announced the loan arrival of Keshi Anderson from Crystal Palace until the end of the season.
CHELSEA IN TRAORE APPROACH
Staying at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea have approached Middlesbrough over the availability of Adama
Traore, according to Sky sources.
The winger signed for Boro from Aston Villa on Deadline Day in August but has
attracted the attention of Antonio Conte because of his lightening pace.
Diego Costa has rejoined the Chelsea first team in training after spending the last few days training away from the group, according to Sky sources.
HORNETS WANT ZARATE
Watford want to bring former West Ham and QPR forward Mauro Zarate back to the Premier League, according to the London Evening Standard.
Zarate would cost around £3m reports say, and currently plays for Serie A side Fiorentina where he has scored five goals in 14 appearances.
VALE BAG WALKER
Port Vale have announced the loan signing of forward Tyler Walker - the son of former England defender Des Walker - from Nottingham Forest for the remainder of the season.
PIAZON EXTENDS FULHAM DEAL
Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has extended his loan with Fulham until the end of the season after his initial deal expired at the weekend.
He scored on his debut for the Whites in the EFL Cup against Bristol City, and has netted four times in 17 appearances so far.
BLUES TARGET WING-BACKS
Birmingham City are closing in on the signings of wing-backs Emilio Nsue and Cheick Keita, according to Sky sources.
Sky sources understand the Blues are in advanced talks to sign Keita from Italian Serie B club Virtus Entella, while their negotiations to bring Nsue from Middlesbrough to St Andrew's are progressing well.
MORE DEALS FOR RANGERS?
Rangers manager Mark Warburton remained coy on the possibility of more arrivals at the Glasgow club this transfer window, but does not anticipate any outgoings.
“We were delighted to get Jon and Emerson on board and you saw at the weekend that they have settled in well and we’re looking forward to their development," he told the club's official website.
“But if one more becomes available then we will make that move. You’ll find out in which position when it comes to it! Whether anyone goes out depends. You never ever know in the market but right now no.”
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CHARLIE: LUCAS PEREZ UNDERUSED
Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal’s summer signing Lucas
Perez should be given more playing time, having only started twice in the
“I would say he has been underused,” Nicholas said. “I do
like his movement, which is very important, especially without Theo Walcott in
the side. He was the one guy against Bournemouth that should have come out of
it with credit, other than the self-indulgent Olivier Giroud.
“He’s under-used, under-appreciated and should have been
given more game time. I like him and am happy to have him at the club.”
WRIGHT TO YEOVIL
Yeovil Town have signed striker Andre Wright on loan from West Brom for the rest of the season.
RILEY JOINS SHEFFIELD UNITED
Manchester United have confirmed Joe Riley has joined League One promotion hopefuls Sheffield United on loan until the end of the season.
DEMICHELIS REJOINS MALAGA
Malaga have signed veteran Argentina international Martin Demichelis on a deal for the rest of the season.
The former Manchester City defender is returning to La Rosaleda for a second spell, having played for the Andalusian club between 2011 and 2013 after joining from Bayern Munich.
The 36-year-old was available as a free agent after leaving Espanyol earlier this month.
AC MILAN WANT DEULOFEU
AC Milan have confirmed their interest in signing Gerard
Deulofeu from Everton.
"We are talking for Deulofeu, but there is no agreement
yet,” Milan CEO Adriano Galliani told Mediaset Premium.
“Everton know full well we can only do loans or with option
to buy. Plus there are these pro-Barcelona clauses.”
HAMMERS WANT GABBIADINI
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, West Ham are the latest Premier League club linked with Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini.
Southampton and Swansea are reportedly keeping tabs on the Italy striker too.
Slaven Bilic is keen to recruit a striker this month, having been knocked back in bids for Jermain Defoe and Scott Hogan.
COVENTRY LOAN FOR RAWSON
Coventry City have confirmed the loan signing of Derby
defender Farrend Rawson.
Russell Slade said: “The signing of Farrend completes
our recruitment in the defensive department and we’re delighted to have him on
“He is very mature player for such a young age and acquitted
himself particularly well in the Championship with Rotherham."
‘CITY BID REJECTED’
Leicester City had a second bid rejected for Sassuolo defender
Italian reports claim Leicester, who have already had one
€10m offer turned down, had an improved €13.5m offer rebuffed this week.
Manchester United have confirmed they have extended Antonio Valencia's contract by one year.
The Ecuadorian is now under contract until the summer of 2018.
SMITH WANTS TO MANAGE ENGLAND
England legend Kelly Smith outlines her managerial ambitions having retired from playing...
Former West Ham and Real Madrid defender Julien Faubert has
joined FC Inter Turku in Finland.
The Frenchman was a free agent having left Kilmarnock.
GIROUD CONFIDENT WENGER WILL STAY
The Arsenal striker believes Arsene Wenger will extend his contract...
BRAMALL: DEBUT WENT SO FAST
New Arsenal signing Cohen Bramall admitted he has a “big
challenge” ahead of him after making his first appearance for the club on Monday.
The 20-year-old, who joined last
week from non-league Hednesford Town, played 83 minutes at left-back for
Arsenal Under-23s as they beat Southampton 3-1 in Premier League 2.
"It was so fast… it was hard to get used to," he
said. "I just need to do well now, keep training and keep getting better
and better. Hopefully, I can get to where I need to be in the future.
"It’ll be a big challenge, because from Hednesford in
the league I played in, it was pretty slow and I had a lot more time on the
ball than I did here. It was fast and I need to be better and think quicker on
'PAYET IS IGNORING TEAM-MATES'
VALENCIA CONTRACT EXTENDED
Sky sources understand Manchester United have triggered Antonio Valencia's one-year contract extension.
United recently did similar with Marouane Fellaini.
JUVE'S NEW BADGE
Not quite a new signing or a contract extension - but Italian giants Juventus have unveiled their new badge today.
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ENGLAND U21 UPDATE
Gareth Southgate’s replacement as the manager of England
U21s should be known before the end of this week, Sky Sports News HQ understands.
More than a hundred candidates applied for the role, with as
many as 8 presenting their case to an interview panel including Southgate, FA
Chief Executive Martin Glenn, FA Technical Director Dan Ashworth, the
FA’s BAME project manager Wayne Allison and former England interim manager
Candidates, who have faced up to three hours of grilling
from the panel at St George’s Park, have included the former England U21s
manager Stuart Pearce, former Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill, Paul Ince
and Gary White, most recently head coach of Shanghai Shenxin in the China
The present England U20s manager Aidy Boothroyd remains one of the
favourites to land the role.
QPR WANT GOSS
QPR are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Sean Goss, according to Press Association Sport.
The 21-year-old, who joined United from Exeter in 2012, is yet to make a competitive first-team appearance, but was on the bench for the Premier League match at Watford in November 2015.
It is reported that his performances for the reserves have attracted admirers, with QPR keen to sign him permanently, if not on loan.
'SELL COQUELIN IN SUMMER'
Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal should look to sell Francis
Coquelin in the summer, even though the midfielder has just extended his
Coquelin - along with Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny
a new long-term deal with the Gunners last week.
“I don’t have a problem
with him getting a new deal,” he said. “I’m not his greatest fan, but they
don’t have many options in that position.
“Santi Cazorla is out for a long period, Mohamed Elneny is
away and Jack Wilshere is on loan, so Arsene Wenger certainly can’t afford to
let him go right now.
“However, when everybody’s fit and fresh Coquelin would be
lucky to get in the 18. We simply need numbers in that department right now.
“He’ll do a job short term and after that you’d think they'd
get a decent price for him. It puts his value up and I would sell him in the
summer when everybody is fit.”
CHESTERFIELD APPOINT CALDWELL
Chesterfield have appointed former Wigan boss Gary Caldwell
as their new manager.
The 34-year-old Scot succeeds Danny Wilson, who was sacked
on January 8 following a miserable run of 13 defeats in 18 Sky Bet League
One matches which left the Spireites in the relegation zone.
Experienced player Ritchie Humphreys, the current PFA
chairman, oversaw the 4-0 defeat at Luton in the EFL Trophy and Saturday's 1-0 league
victory over fellow strugglers Coventry but Caldwell now takes charge ahead of
the visit of AFC Wimbledon at the weekend
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MARTIN JOINS HEARTS
Malaury Martin has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Hearts, the club has confirmed.
The former Middlesbrough midfielder had been a free agent after his contract with Norwegian side Lillestrom expired.