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Tom Heaton seeks January move away from Burnley

England goalkeeper Tom Heaton wants a move away from Burnley in January. Two years ago Heaton appeared to have the world at his feet, having just signed a new long-term deal at the club, and having forced his way into the England squad. However, a dislocated shoulder suffered in a match with Crystal Palace saw him lose both his England ...

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EFL wants changes to loan signing rules

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The English Football League has made a formal request to FIFA for the rules on the signings of loan players to be changed. Previously clubs outside the Premier League were able to bring in players on short-term loans – ranging from 28 to 93 days – throughout the season, but that rule was scrapped before the start of 2016 – ...

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Wolves track Swedish striker

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Wolves are keen to add to their attacking options and, reportedly, are keeping tracks on Swedish striker Jack Lahne, with Middlesbrough also said to be tracking him. Born in Zambia, Lahne was adopted at an early age and grew up in Sweden, making his debut for his local team IF Brommapojkarna as a 16-year old. He has since gone on ...

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Dean Smith wants Villa re-union for former midfielder

New Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has identified former midfielder Barry Bannan as one of his top transfer targets for January. The former Villa academy player made 83 appearances for the club between 2008 and 2013 before when he moved to Crystal Palace on a 3 –year deal. His spell in South London though, was not a happy one, and ...

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Steve Bruce linked with speedy return to football

Former Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been linked with a speedy return to football, just weeks after being fired by the Birmingham side. Bruce who led his side to the Championship play-offs last season was dismissed at the start of October after presiding over a run of 9 games without a win, and was replaced at Villa Park by ...

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Paul Lambert linked with vacant Ipswich job

The former Aston Villa and Stoke City boss is being lined-up as the new manager of Ipswich Town. The East Anglian club have a vacancy after sacking previous incumbent Paul Hurst and his long-term assistant Chris Doig earlier this week, following their defeat to Leeds United, which saw them plunge to the foot of the Championship. The duo had only ...

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Micah Richards linked with surprise Villa recall

Forgotten man Micah Richards could have a future at Aston Villa under new manager Dean Smith. Once considered one of the brightest talents in the English game, Richards who joined Villa in June 2015, has not played for the senior side since October 2016, with his career blighted by a persistent knee injury.  His prolonged absence from his team saw ...

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Bolton sign former Stoke and Man City midfielder on short-term deal

Bolton Wanderers have signed former Stoke City and Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland on a short-term deal. That is according to The BBC who reports that the 32-year old Irish international was available as a free agent after being released by Stoke in June following their relegation from the Premier League. Ireland began his career with Manchester City, eventually breaking ...

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New Twist in Aston Villa manager saga

A new twist in the ongoing saga over who is going to be the next Aston Villa manager has emerged, after news that Thierry Henry may be set to take over at Monaco. The 41 year-old former Arsenal star had emerged as favourite to take over the vacant Villa job, perhaps as part of a “dream team” with John Terry, ...

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West Brom lining up January move for Blackburn star

West Bromwich Albion will make another attempt to sign Blackburn midfielder Bradley Dack in January, as Darren Moore looks to strengthen his squad as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. The 24-year old was reportedly a player that the Baggies were interested in during the summer, but their interest was rebuffed ...

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