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West Ham will allow midfielder to leave, Leeds United return possible

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Robert Snodgrass has been told he can leave West Ham, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

The 29-year-old joined the Hammers from Hull City last January for £10.2 million on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The midfielder failed to score in 15 Premier League appearances for the London side last season.

Villa boss hopes to boost goals tally, Southampton striker would be ideal

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce hopes to boost his goalscoring options with the loan signing of Southampton striker Sam Gallagher.

Villa have picked up just a single point from their opening three games in the Championship and Bruce is eager to add to his team’s goal threat with Jonathan Kodjia still on the sidelines.

EFL follows Premier League to discuss transfer window changes

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The EFL has confirmed it follow the Premier League’s lead and discuss the proposed introduction of a new summer transfer window that closes before the opening game of next season.

The current transfer window closes on August 31, sparking a flurry of deadline day activity, but there have been growing calls to change the rules.

Aston Villa target Arsenal midfielder, Terry criticised over Chelsea visits

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is hoping to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Bournemouth but, according to the Mirror, he has been told by Arsene Wenger he can leave the Emirates Stadium if a club matches his valuation.

Bruce has already added former England captain John Terry to his squad and he believes the lure of helping Villa back into the Premier League could appeal to Wilshere.

Derby County close to signing Lawrence

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Derby County manager Gary Rowett is eager to add more players to his squad, despite closing in on a deal for Tom Lawrence.

The Leicester City forward is set to complete a £7 million move to Derby, but Rowett told the BBC he would still like to do more business before the transfer window closes.

Former striker could return to Leeds United

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Ross McCormack could be set to make a surprise return to Leeds United.

McCormack left Elland Road for Fulham three years ago, but according to the Daily Mail the Championship club are interested in adding him to their squad to boost their promotion bid.

The 30-year-old spent last season with Aston Villa, but he struggled to recapture his previous form and spent the second half of the campaign on loan to Nottingham Forest.

Middlesbrough set to beat Everton to Marcel Tisserand signing

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Middlesbrough have jumped to the head of the queue to sign Ingolstadt defender Marcel Tisserand.

Everton and Saint Etienne have both been linked with the 24-year-old, but according to L’Equipe the centre-back is in advanced talks with Boro over a £6.3 million move.

Tisserand joined the German side a year ago from Monaco for around £5m, but he wants to leave after the club were relegated from the Bundesliga last season.

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Leeds United 2017/18 Kappa Away Kit

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Leeds United Football Club will debut their 2017/18 Kappa away kit when they travel to Bolton Wanderers for Round 1 of the English Football League Championship season on Sunday. The three-time champions of England will don a relatively simple all black alternate shirt next season. The crewneck jersey uses Kappa's new Kombat Skin design.

Leeds United 2017/18 Kappa Home Kit

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Three-time English champions Leeds United Football Club are expected to be among the English Football League Championship contenders for promotion to the Premier League during the 2017/18 season. Leeds United will wear their familiar all white kits for their upcoming campaign. The shirt uses technical sponsor's Kappa new formfitting Kombat Skin design.

Official: Middlesbrough Appoint Ex-Leeds Boss Garry Monk As New Manager

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Garry Monk has been named the new Middlesbrough manager and is set to be unveiled by the club on Monday.

Middlesbrough FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Garry Monk as our new manager.

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This Young Newcastle Striker Doing Well – Now In Big Demand

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Newcastle's 21-year-old striker Ivan Tony is making real progress at Newcastle, and he's been playing well for Peter Beardsley's U23 side. Last season Ivan had two successful loan spells one at [...]

Young Striker To Go On Season Long Loan To Championship Club Bolton

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News today that Adam Armstrong is now likely to go on a season long loan to Bolton Wanderers next season where he will join his former team-mate Sammy Ameobi, who moved there [...]

Center-Back Could Soon Be Leaving Newcastle

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The Mirror is reporting today that Sheffield Wednesday are now ready to meet Newcastle United's £5.5M valuation for center-back Grant Hanley, who is being allowed to leave Newcastle this summer. That's a [...]

Top Professional Daryl Murphy Lavishes Praise On Rafa Benitez For Great Season

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Daryl Murphy was signed as a striker who could score goals in the Championship last summer, but he also knew when he signed that he would be somewhere down the striker pecking [...]

This Forward Has Just Had His Best Season For The Magpies

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Last season was a good season for Ayoze Perez, as he made a rather sluggish start to the season, but under Rafa Benitez' guidance he seemed to improve as the season went [...]

Yedlin Interviewed On American TV – Praises Rafa And The Geordie Fans

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NBC Sports Network has a show called Men in Blazers which is hosted by two Englishmen Michael Davies and Roger Bennett. It's meant to be a light-hearted show where the hosts talk [...]

Rafa Benitez – Championship More Competitive Than People Realize

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Rafa Benitez has given a very interesting interview in the Mail today and he talks about just how difficult the Championship is, with all the games the clubs have to play and [...]

Fans Appreciative Of This Player’s Contribution To Promotion

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34 year-old Daryl Murphy will probably leave us this summer and could even return to Ipswich, his former club, who missed him big time last season. The fans will remember Daryl as [...]

Newcastle Star Again Pays Tribute To The Fans

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It will be interesting to see if Jamaal Lascelles will be the Newcastle captain next season as Rafa looks to bring in some experienced Premier League players this summer. If Wes Morgan [...]

Newcastle Star Again Pays Tribute To The Fans

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It will be interesting to see if Jamaal Lascelles will be the Newcastle captain next season as Rafa looks to bring in some experienced Premier League players this summer. If Wes Morgan [...]

Top Transfer Target Interested in Newcastle Move

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ChronicleLive is reporting that one of our top transfer targets this summer 26 year-old Fulham playmaker Tom Cairney is interested in moving to Newcastle United. Newcastle's Player of the SeasonMatt Ritchie has reportedly been urging his Scottish International colleague to join the Rafa revolution and Matt may even be having some success with [.

Top Transfer Target Interested in Newcastle Move

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ChronicleLive is reporting that one of our top transfer targets this summer 26 year-old Fulham playmaker Tom Cairney is interested in moving to Newcastle United. Newcastle's Player of the SeasonMatt [...]

Rafa Is Pure Class – Still Loved By Liverpool Fans – Video

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It's the sign of the man that whenever Rafa is at his home near Liverpool, he is swamped by their still appreciative fans when they see him. Liverpool fans are very much like Newcastle fans they are just a lot more used to winning trophies since 1970.

Karen Brady Upbeat About Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has written in The Sun today that she thinks it's a very good match between world-class manager Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United one of the best supported football clubs in the world. And if you don't believe that how many other clubs would have a 97.5% of [.

Newcastle Could Find It Difficult To Unload Some Players

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Rafa Benitez will have a huge clear-out at Newcastle this summer, when a number of fringe players who now have no future at the club will be moved out. One of those seems to be Achraf Lazaar, who made only 9 appearances for Newcastle last season with 5 starts. However, one of the problems we [...]

What Promotion Is Worth To Newcastle Financially

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It's always difficult to know just how much promotion means to Newcastle financially over the next year, because the amount we get from the Premier League next May depends on how well we do in the Premier League and how many Newcastle games are televised live amongst other things. But with Rafa Benitez as [.

Transfers & Rumours

WhatsApp, Doc? Aston Villa Embarrass Themselves With Puzzling John Terry ‘Group Chat’ Announcement

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Although getting on in years and weighed down with more baggage than a handler's strike at Heathrow, John Terry's move to Aston Villa is perhaps the best news the club have had since Joleon Lescott left.

Yet the Championship club have contrived to sour the good vibes and make themselves a laughing stock with a certifiably iffysocial media ‘reveal' that presents more questions than it does answers.

What John Terry Did Next: Ex-Chelsea Captain Opts To Join Aston Villa On One-Year Contract

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After assessing his options for several weeks, John Terry has decided to play on atAston Villa next season.

The 36-year-old left Chelsea at the end of last season after bringing his 22-year association with the club to an end in May.

He was known to be mulling over an offer from Birmingham City, but JT has plumped for a move to Villa Park instead as confirmed this morning by Villa owner Dr Tony Xia.

Official: Huddersfield Shatter Transfer Record To Sign Aaron Mooy On Permanent Deal (Photo)

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Huddersfield Town havebegun gearingup for their first ever season in the Premier League by obliterating their transfer record to sign Aaron Mooy on a permanent deal.

The 26-year-old bald bullet, who spent last season on loan at the John Smith's Stadium, has signed from Man City in an £8million deal that could rise to £10million should certain "additional contingencies" come into play.

Birmingham: Harry Redknapp Keen To Sign Benoit Assou-Ekotto But Player Is ‘More Interested In Becoming A Pornstar’

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Harry Redknapp has admitted that his attempts to bringBenoit Assou-Ekottoto Birmingham City may be hindered by the Cameroonian full-back's plan to switch careers.

Assou-Ekotto spent last season in France with Metzhaving signed a one-year contract with theLigue 1 mid-tablers last August.

Barnsley Sign Player After Accidentally Lodging Opening Bid On St Mirren Fans’ Forum Website

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Barnsley have successfully managed to sign Stevie Mallan from St Mirren even after somehow managing to lodge their first official bid with an unofficial fans' website by mistake.

As reported earlier in the week, the Tykes accidentally emailed their opening offer to Black and White Army (a fans' forum with the URL 'stmirren.

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Huddersfield Striker Collin Quaner Suffers Self-Inflicted Medal Injury During Promotion Celebrations (Video)

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Huddersfield wonpromotion to the Premier League without scoring a single goal in the play-offs, beating Reading on penalties in the final at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday to secure themselves a berth in the promised land next season.

After a long and gruelling season, the Terriers celebrated long after the final whistle, withGerman forward Collin Quanerlikely to be nursing a sore head this morning as a result.

Championship: Huddersfield Book Place In Premier League After Dramatic Shoot-Out Win Over Reading (Photos & Video)

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Huddersfield made it six play-off penalty shoot-out wins out of six as the Terriers booked their place in the Premier League for the first time ever after a dour Championship Play-Off final against Reading at Wembley.

The Terriers started brightly and should've taken the lead on five minutes, only forMichael Hefele to head wide from Aaron Mooy's free-kick.

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Promotion specialist Warnock has Cardiff City on the rise

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Neil Warnock. Two words guaranteed to divide opinion amongst football fans, but the controversial manager could be set to confound even his most avid critics.

Cardiff City’s 2-1 win at Wolves on Saturday gave Warnock a fourth successive victory at the start of a season for the first time in his 35-year managerial career.

‘We Would Be Very Interested’ – Championship Side Burton Albion Fully Willing To Take Usain Bolt On Trial

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Usain Bolt poses in his Burton colours

After seeing his peerless athletics career come to an underwhelming, cramp-stricken end at the World Championships in London recently, Usain Bolt is currently looking for a new day job as the pressure to be able to pay next month's gas bill becomes a stark reality.

Money Well Spent: Ruben Neves, Wolves’ New £15m Midfielder, Spanks One In From Distance Against Hull City (Video)

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There were many quizzical shrugs exchanged among Wolves fans when their club parted with £15million to sign midfielder Ruben Neves from Porto back in July.

Similarly, there were many Porto fans left utterly bewildered by the transfer chiefly as to why their club had let Neves go for such a pifflingly low fee.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Bolton Wanderers Install ‘Luxury Recliner Seats’ Next To Dugout At Macron Stadium (Photo)

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The grand Superbowl-isation of football continues apace with news that Bolton Wanderers have installed a row of recliner seats at the Macron Stadium to allow fans to watch their team play in the lap of luxury.

The newly-promoted Championship side have partnered with Vue cinema in Middlebrook to offer a "cinematic matchday experience" courtesy of the four leather armchairs they've plonked next to the dug-outs.

Bristol City Vow To Investigate After Oxford United Label Discovered Stitched Into New Away Shirt (Photo)

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Bristol City's owners have vowed to investigate after a rather significant production flaw was discovered inside one of their new replica shirts.

Matthew Gillett recently took receipt of his gaudy purple and lime pre-order jerseyonly to find it had arogue Oxford United label stitched inside.

Terminally Ill Sheffield Wednesday Fan Climbs Mount Everest, Plants Sheffield United Flag In Name Of Charity (Photo)

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This Wednesday flag was presumably too big to fit into Ian Toothill's rucksack

A Sheffield Wednesday fan who has been told he has'several months to live' has scaled Mount Everest and, perhaps even more impressively, magnanimously planted a Sheffield United flag at the summit in the name of charity.

Chelsea’s Izzy Brown reacts to winning promotion with Huddersfield

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