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Idrissa Gueye of Aston Villa looks on during the pre season friendly between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on July 28, 2015
Everton 'trigger Idrissa Gueye release clause'
Everton reportedly trigger the £7.1m release clause of Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
Max Gradel gets his team's first during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Swansea City on March 12, 2016
Max Gradel signs new four-year Bournemouth contract
Bournemouth winger Max Gradel signs a new four-year deal at the club that will keep him at the Vitality Stadium until 2020.
Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore speaks to the media during the Goal Decision Systemmedia event at the Emirates Stadium on August 8, 2013
Richard Scudamore: 'No concerns over England's Euro 2016 performance'
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore insists that England's poor showing at Euro 2016 has not changed his plans for the development of English players.
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 26, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Brendan Rodgers backs Liverpool for Champions League return
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers backs former club Liverpool to return to the Champions League this season due to their lack of European football.
General views of Oakwell Stadium on September 5, 2011
Barnsley sign Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent on loan
Liverpool send 19-year-old winger Ryan Kent on a season-long loan to Championship side Barnsley.
Mauricio Pochettino applauds after the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino full of praise for 'fantastic' youngsters
Mauricio Pochettino hails his Tottenham Hotspur youngsters for taking "a lot of responsibility" after falling two goals down early on against Juventus.
Ross McCormack of Fulham celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Capital One League Cup Second Round match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on August 25, 2015
Norwich City make £10m bid for Fulham's Ross McCormack?
Fulham striker Ross McCormack is reportedly the subject of a £10m bid by Norwich City, having failed to travel to Portugal for the club's pre-season training camp.
Gonzalo Higuain celebrates scoring during the Serie A game between Fiorentina and Napoli on February 29, 2016
Juventus confirm Gonzalo Higuain capture in deal worth £75.3m
Napoli announce that Gonzalo Higuain has joined Juventus after his €90m buyout clause was met by the Serie A champions.
English forward Wayne Rooney and English defender John Terry celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2012 football championships match England vs Ukraine on June 19, 2012
Harry Redknapp: 'John Terry should be made England captain'
Harry Redknapp believes that John Terry, retired from international football since 2012, is the only candidate to captain England should Wayne Rooney be overlooked.
Conor Coady of Huddersfield during Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Charlton Athletic at Galpharm Stadium on August 23, 2014
Conor Coady 'wanted by trio of Championship clubs'
Newcastle United are among those said to have shown an interest in signing Conor Coady from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.
Sporting's forward Joao Mario celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Portuguese Liga football match CD Tondela vs SC Sporting at the Aveiro City stadium in Aveiro on August 14, 2015
Liverpool's £33m Joao Mario bid rejected by Sporting Lisbon
The father of Joao Mario claims that both Liverpool and Inter Milan have had bids in the region of £33m knocked back for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.
Charles N'Zogbia of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on November 21, 2015 in Liverpool, England.
Report: Charles N'Zogbia offered contract at Sunderland
Aston Villa flop Charles N'Zogbia could remain in the Premier League with Sunderland next season after reportedly being handed a contract by the Black Cats.
Carlos Tevez of Juventus celebrates as he scores their second goal from a penalty during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015
Carlos Tevez: 'Chelsea, Napoli have tried to sign me'
Carlos Tevez claims that Chelsea and Napoli have tried to lure him back to European football, but he plans on staying at Boca Juniors until he retires.
Blaise Matuidi of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014
Chelsea show interest in Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi?
Paris Saint-Germain tell Chelsea that they can sign France international Blaise Matuidi this summer for a fee between £17m and £25m, according to a report.
Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring Stoke's second against Manchester United on December 26, 2015
Marko Arnautovic 'not interested in swapping Stoke City for Everton'
Marko Arnautovic will reportedly remain a Stoke City player for the next 12 months despite strong interest from Everton.
Alex Pritchard of Spurs in action during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur U21 and Everton U21 at Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground on August 10, 2015 in Enfield, England.
Report: Tottenham Hotspur want £9m for Alex Pritchard
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur value Swansea City-linked midfielder Alex Pritchard at £9m, while Nabil Bentaleb and Federico Fazio can leave for a combined £18m.
 Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina celebrates his goal during the 2016 Copa America Centenario quarterfinal match against Venezuela at Gillette Stadium on June 18, 2016
Report: Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain completes £75.3m move to Juventus
Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain is now a Juventus player after completing a £75.3m move from Napoli to the Serie A champions, according to reports.
Manuel Lanzini is certainly not operating on automatic during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Watford on April 20, 2016
West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini to miss Rio Olympics with knee injury
West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini will not play for Argentina at the Rio Olympics after suffering a knee injury in a warm-up game against Colombia.
Jake Buxton for Derby County on December 16, 2014
Wigan Athletic sign defender Jake Buxton from Derby County
Derby County defender Jake Buxton becomes Wigan Athletic's seventh summer signing after arriving at the DW Stadium on a three-year deal.
Lionel Messi watches on from the bench as Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid on September 12, 2015
Joan Laporta: 'Lionel Messi being forced out of Barcelona'
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta believes that the current Camp Nou president and board are conspiring to force star player Lionel Messi out of the club.
A general view of The Alexandra Stadium ahead of the Sky Bet League One match between Crewe Alexanders and Peterborough United on September 7, 2013
Newcastle midfielder Liam Smith returning from Crewe Alexandra after injury
Midfielder Liam Smith, 20, is to return to parent club Newcastle United to recover from an ankle injury suffered during pre-season with Crewe Alexandra.
Jamie Mackie of QPR looks on during the pre season friendly match between Queens Park Rangers and Dundee United at The Hive on July 22, 2015
Queens Park Rangers forward Jamie Mackie suffers ankle ligament damage
QPR forward Jamie Mackie will be out for at least three months after suffering ankle ligament damage in training while coming back from surgery on an injured hamstring.
France's Paul Pogba in action against Finland on October 15, 2013
Report: Paul Pogba move from Juventus to Manchester United stalling due to agent fees
A stand-off between Manchester United and Juventus over the brokering fees to be paid to Paul Pogba's agent is stalling the Frenchman's move to Old Trafford, according to reports.
Benfica's Talisca celebrates after equalising on the night against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals on April 13, 2016
Report: Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers vying for Benfica's Anderson Talisca
Liverpool are reportedly closing in on the signing of Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca, but are thought to face competition from Wolverhampton Wanderers over his signature.
A general view of Motherwell's  Fir Park Stadium on July 27, 2011
Motherwell appoint James McFadden as assistant manager
Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell confirm that former Scotland forward James McFadden has been appointed as the club's assistant manager.
Joe Allen in action at a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Dean Saunders: 'Swansea City not signing Joe Allen is a disaster'
Swansea City failing to re-sign Joe Allen from Liverpool is a "disaster" for the Welsh club, according to their former striker Dean Saunders.
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino pledges two more Africa World Cup places
Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore speaks to the media during the Goal Decision Systemmedia event at the Emirates Stadium on August 8, 2013
Richard Scudamore: 'Premier League discussing introducing winter break'
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore confirms that talks are underway regarding the possibility of a winter break during the season.
Schalke's midfielder Leroy Sane poses during the team presentation of Schalke 04 on July 17, 2015
Manchester City 'close in on £60m swoop for Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus'
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to spend a combined £60m to sign Schalke attacker Leroy Sane and Palmeiras youngster Gabriel Jesus.
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring a second goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Saint-Etienne at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, southeastern France, on November 8, 2015
Lyon confirm Arsenal's £29.3m bid for Alexandre Lacazette has been rejected
Lyon confirm that they have rejected a €35m (£29.3m) bid from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette.
Manager of Coventry City Steven Pressley ahead of the Sky Bet League One match between Crawley Town FC and Coventry at Broadfield Stadium on August 03, 2013
Steven Pressley resigns as manager of Fleetwood Town
Steven Pressley resigns as manager of Fleetwood Town, 11 days before the start of the League One season.
Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Swansea on April 24, 2016
Claudio Ranieri: 'Leicester City is the best place for Riyad Mahrez'
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says that Riyad Mahrez would not be the star of a team if he joined a club full of "champions".
Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015
Report: Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker out for five months with knee injury
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is reportedly facing five months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'sends Mamadou Sakho home from US tour'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sends Mamadou Sakho home from the club's US pre-season tour due to reported concerns over his attitude.
Danny Fox of Southampton in action during the pre season friendly match between Southampton and Real Sociedad at St Mary's Stadium on August 10, 2013
Transfer Talk Daily Update: Danny Fox, Romelu Lukaku, Joe Allen
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Danny Fox of Southampton in action during the pre season friendly match between Southampton and Real Sociedad at St Mary's Stadium on August 10, 2013
Danny Fox pens Nottingham Forest contract extension
Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox, 30, pens a one-year contract extension with the Reds, which will keep him at the City Ground until the summer of 2018.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates Chris Smalling's equaliser during the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United on April 23, 2016
Report: Everton want Chelsea to pay £75m for striker Romelu Lukaku
Everton reportedly tell Chelsea that they will not consider bids of any less than £75m for striker Romelu Lukaku, who was previously on the books of the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Nathan Tyson of Doncaster Roversduring the Sky Bet League One football match between Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United at Keepmoat Stadium on November 15, 2014
Bruno Ribeiro eager to bring striker Nathan Tyson to Port Vale
Port Vale manager Bruno Ribeiro admits that he wants former Nottingham Forest and Doncaster Rovers striker Nathan Tyson to join his new-look squad.
Fulham assistant head coach Ray Wilkins looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Former England star Ray Wilkins sentenced for drink driving
Former England footballer Ray Wilkins is handed a 10-week suspended jail sentence and a four-year driving ban at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court for drinking and driving.
Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Exeter City on January 20, 2016
Wales midfielder Joe Allen joins Stoke City from Liverpool
Stoke City confirm that they have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen, 26, from Liverpool on a five-year deal for a fee of around £13m.

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