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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 Ham star offers to fight local journalist

West Ham summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko has reacted to criticism from a journalist in his native Ukraine in an usual way – by challenging Wladimir Kobelkov to a fight. 28-year old Yarmolenko, a summer signing from Borussia Dortmund, struggled, along with the rest of his team mates at the start of the season, as West Ham got off to a ...

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Manchester United and Spurs keen on Bournemouth defender

That is according to The Daily Star who reports that both clubs have been monitoring the 23-year old in recent weeks, who has delivered a series of man of the match displays which have helped his side surge to sixth in the Premier League table before the international break. Aké is known to Mourinho when they were both at Chelsea ...

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Inter Milan eye move for Vincent Kompany

Inter Milan are eyeing a move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany. The 32-year old is out of contract at The Etihad next summer, and with the club unlikely to offer the injury-prone player a new deal, a number of clubs are prepared to pick up the highly experienced Belgian international on a free transfer. Now according to The Daily ...

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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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Arsenal announce major new kit deal

Arsenal fans have more to cheer after the club finally announced what had been rumoured for some time, confirming that they had dumped current kit sponsors Puma in favour of a lucrative new deal with Adidas. After a difficult start to the season under new manager Unai Emery have put together a run of nine successive wins in all competitions, ...

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Bournemouth eye January bid for Brentford centre-half

High flying Bournemouth are considering a January bid for Brentford centre-half Chris Mepham. Eddie Howe’s side were linked with a move for the Welsh international in the summer, but saw a £10 million bid turned down by the West London side. However, according to The Sun, they are ready to make another play for him, once the January transfer window ...

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Defender agrees new long-term contract with Brighton

Lewis Dunk is set to sign a new long-term contract with Brighton. That is according to The Daily Mail, who report that the defender is set to sign a new deal within the next 48 hours with his home-town club, although the exact terms of the contract are yet to be confirmed. The 26-year old is a Brighton academy graduate, ...

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David Moyes now favourite for the Villa job

Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes has been installed as favourite by the bookmakers to become the new manager of Aston Villa. That is according to The Daily Express who report that Moyes is in prime position to take over from Steve Bruce who was sacked on Wednesday, with leading bookmakers pricing him at 6/4. That is ahead ...

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