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Roberto Martinez Manager of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Everton at the Liberty Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Swansea, United Kingdom.
Report: Roberto Martinez staring at Everton sack with board due to meet
Everton are reportedly due to hold a board meeting on Friday in which the future of under-fire manager Roberto Martinez will be discussed.
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce doubts Crystal Palace's motivation against Newcastle United
Sam Allardyce is convinced that Crystal Palace will not try as hard as they should to beat Newcastle United this weekend after reaching the FA Cup final.
Jurgen Klopp has a stroll prior to the Europa League semi-final between Villarreal and Liverpool on April 28, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: 'Semi-final is not over'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists that his side's Europa League semi-final against Villarreal is far from over despite falling to a first-leg defeat at El Madrigal.
Kolo Toure shows Roberto Soldado his gravity shoes during the Europa League semi-final between Villarreal and Liverpool on April 28, 2016
Kolo Toure drawing inspiration from Borussia Dortmund comeback
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure calls on his side to replicate their comeback against Borussia Dortmund when they welcome Villarreal to Anfield.
Liverpool FC goalkeeper Simon Mignolet before the Europa League game between FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Liverpool FC at Matmut Atlantique Stadium on September 17, 2015 in Bordeaux, France.
Simon Mignolet: 'Still all to play for in Europa League'
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists that his side are still very much in their Europa League semi-final with Villarreal despite a first-leg defeat.
Dominic Iorfa in action for Wolves on January 24, 2015
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett: 'No bids for Dominic Iorfa'
Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Kenny Jackett says the Championship club have not yet had any official approach for England Under-21 defender Dominic Iorfa.
Japan's head coach Eddie Jones is pictured as he supervises a team training session at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, western England, on September 22, 2015, during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones gives talk to Crystal Palace players
England rugby coach Eddie Jones visits Crystal Palace to give Alan Pardew's team a motivational talk for their season run-in that concludes with the FA Cup final.
Francesco Guidolin watches from the stands during the game between Swansea and Watford on January 18, 2016
Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin reveals fond memories of Watford owners
Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin admits that he has a good relationship with Watford's Pozzo-owning family after being linked with the Hornets' job.
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Real Madrid confirm hamstring injury for Karim Benzema
Real Madrid confirm that Karim Benzema has suffered a right hamstring injury but give no estimation on how long the French striker might be sidelined for.
Davy Klaassen of AFC Ajax in action during the UEFA Champion League group stage match between AFC Ajax and Celtic FC held on November 6, 2013
Davy Klaassen: "I want to stay at Ajax"
Ajax's Davy Klaassen says that he will not leave the club for Napoli or any other side during the summer.
Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on December 5, 2015
Suspended Dele Alli vows to "come back stronger"
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is planning to "come back stronger" after seeing his season ended by a ban for violent conduct.
Diego Simeone watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce: 'Diego Simeone would be branded boring in England'
Diego Simeone's playing style would be viewed as "boring" in the Premier League, according to Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce.
A general view of Old Trafford is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 4, 2015
Keith Groeneveld scores in Manchester United trial match
Young defender Keith Groeneveld begins his second trial period with Manchester United by scoring in an 8-0 friendly victory over Burnley.
Liverpool's English striker Danny Ings applauds supporters after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Norwich City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England on September 20, 2015.
Liverpool to pay up to £8m for Danny Ings
A tribunal orders Liverpool to pay Burnley up to £8m for Danny Ings, who arrived at Anfield last summer.
Arda Turan in action during the game between Barcelona and Granada on January 9, 2016
Arda Turan planning Barcelona stay?
Midfielder Arda Turan is looking to stay and prove himself at Barcelona next season, according to a report in Spain.
Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Football Association bans Tottenham Hotspur Dele Alli for three matches
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will serve a three-match ban, ruling him out for the rest of the season, after pleading guilty to a violent conduct charge.
Lucas Piazon celebrates with Michael Hector after scoring their third goal during the FA Cup fifth-round match between Reading and West Bromwich Albion on February 20, 2016
Michael Hector, Lucas Piazon return to Chelsea
Reading lose the loan services of Lucas Piazon and Michael Hector, who head back to parent club Chelsea early.
Quique Flores gives instructions during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
Quique Flores confirms Watford exit clause
Head coach Quique Flores admits that there is a break clause in his Watford contract, amid speculation he will be on the move in the summer.
Dortmund's defender Mats Hummels celebrates after scoring a goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BSC in Dortmund, Germany, on August 30, 2015
Borussia Dortmund: 'Mats Hummels wants Bayern Munich move'
Centre-back Mats Hummels is keen on signing for Bayern Munich in the summer, his current club Borussia Dortmund confirm in an official statement.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has had enough during the Premier League game between West Ham and Aston Villa on February 2, 2016
Gabriel Agbonlahor relinquishes Aston Villa captaincy
Gabriel Agbonlahor quits from his role as Aston Villa captain following his recent conduct off the pitch.
Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on January 18, 2014
Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert vows to remain "fully focused"
Paul Lambert vows to help end Blackburn Rovers' season on a high despite signalling his intention to leave the Championship club at the end of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino applauds after the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Report: Everton, Tottenham Hotspur in Borja Baston race
A report claims that Atletico Madrid's on-loan striker Borja Baston is wanted by Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia this summer.
N'Golo Kante of Leicester looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur on August 22, 2015
Report: Manchester United eye Leicester City's N'Golo Kante
A report claims that Manchester United will move for Leicester City's French midfielder N'Golo Kante at the end of the season.
Cesc Fabregas celebrates the equaliser during the Premier League game between Chelsea and West Ham United on March 19, 2016
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas targeting title under Antonio Conte
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas tips his team to challenge for the Premier League title next season under new manager Antonio Conte.
Aston Villa's Scottish manager Paul Lambert looks on ahead of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, in east London on November 8, 2014
Paul Lambert to leave Blackburn Rovers
Paul Lambert will stand down as Blackburn Rovers boss following the conclusion of the 2015-16 Championship season.
Mamadou Sakho watches on from the stands during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Newcastle United on April 23, 2016
UEFA suspend Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho for 30 days
UEFA suspend Liverpool's French international defender Mamadou Sakho for 30 days following his doping violation.
Neymar and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Report: Manchester United join Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain race
A report claims that Manchester United want to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the end of the season.
Aberdeen footballer Shay Logan
Shay Logan signs new Aberdeen deal
Aberdeen right-back Shay Logan commits his future to the Scottish Premiership side by signing a new two-year contract.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo watches on from the sidelines during his side's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City on April 26, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo ditches Real Madrid's medical staff?
A report in Spain claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is seeing an alternative physiotherapist in a bid to return to fitness ahead of next week's game against Manchester City.
Fraser Forster in action for Southampton on October 18, 2014
Chelsea link flatters Southampton's Fraser Forster
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster admits to being flattered by rumours linking him with a summer move to Chelsea.
Referee Mark Clattenburg in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and West Ham United at Craven Cottage on January 1, 2014
Mark Clattenburg to referee FA Cup final
Next month's FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley will be refereed by Mark Clattenburg.
Tonny Vilhena of Feyenoord in action during the Eredivisie Dutch league match between AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord on May 5,2014
Leicester City keen on Tonny Vilhena?
Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena is reportedly a summer transfer target of Premier League leaders Leicester City.
Renato Sanches in action for Benfica on January 31, 2016
Manchester United, Benfica hold Renato Sanches talks?
A report in Portugal claims that discussions between Manchester United and Benfica over the transfer of Renato Sanches have reached an advanced stage.
Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015 in Peterborough, England.
Slaven Bilic: Aaron Cresswell "really happy" at West Ham United
Reported Manchester City and Liverpool transfer target Aaron Cresswell is "really happy" at West Ham United, according to manager Slaven Bilic.
Gent's Belgian forward Laurent Depoitre (L) and Valencia's Brazilian defender Aderlan Santos vie for the ball during UEFA Champions League Group H second-leg football match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the KAA Gent Stadium in Ghent, Belgium on Nove
Middlesbrough enter Laurent Depoitre running?
Middlesbrough will reportedly make an offer for Gent frontman Laurent Depoitre if they secure promotion to the Premier League.
Leverkusen's goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt in the German city of Leverkusen on January 19, 2013
Report: Barcelona plot Bernd Leno move
Barcelona are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to a report in Spain.
Dele Alli reacts after hitting the woodwork during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Dele Alli accepts violent conduct charge
Dele Alli admits a charge of violent conduct, which is likely to see him miss Tottenham Hotspur's last three Premier League matches.
Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid CF at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on April 26, 2015
Manchester United reignite Toni Kroos interest?
Louis van Gaal's likely departure reportedly convinces Manchester United to renew their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.
Mark Hughes reacts during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Report: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes on Everton's shortlist
A report claims that Mark Hughes is being lined up to replace the under-pressure Roberto Martinez in the Everton hotseat.
Radja Nainggolan of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AS Roma and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico on August 30, 2014
Transfer Talk Daily Update: Radja Nainggolan, Edinson Cavani, Kalidou Koulibaly
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
1Leicester CityLeicester352210363333076
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs351912465263969
3Manchester CityMan City35197966343264
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd34178942301259
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham341414657431456
10Stoke CityStoke35138143751-1447
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom351011143243-1141
15Swansea CitySwansea351010153449-1540
16Crystal Palace35109163645-939
18Norwich CityNorwich3487193560-2531
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3579193864-2630
RAston Villa3537252569-4416