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Everton defender completes West Brom medical

Everton centre-back Mason Holgate has completed a medical with West Bromwich Albion ahead of a loan move to the Hawthorns until the end of the season. The England under-21 international, who moved to Goodison Park in 2015 from Barnsley has found first-team opportunities limited this season under the new Toffees’ boss Marco Silva, and has made just four Premier League ...

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Forest manager Karanka under pressure for his job

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka could be the latest Championship manager to fear for his job. The Spaniard was only appointed boss at the City Ground in January of this year, but could soon be looking for a new position, reports The Daily Mail, as the club’s owner Evangelos Marinakis, is unhappy with the way that the club is slipping ...

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Aston Villa close in on new goalkeeper

Dean Smith is set to make his first signing as Aston Villa manager in the form of Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic. Kalinic currently plays for Belgian side Ghent, but talks about his transfer to Villa are so advanced that he is set to fly to Villa on Thursday for a medical ahead of a £7 million permanent deal. The 28-year ...

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Newcastle want to make Salomón Rondon move permanent

Newcastle United want to convert the loan move of striker Salomón Rondon into a permanent arrangement. The 29-year old Venezuelan international joined Newcastle in a one-year loan deal from West Bromwich Albion in August, with Dwight Gayle heading in the opposite direction. After initially struggling at St. James Park, Rondon has established himself as the fulcrum of the Newcastle United, ...

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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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