Derby County has put a £5 million price tag on their teenage sensation Will Hughes amid interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. Ideally the Championship club would like to keep hold of the 17 year old until the end of the season but Goal.com believe that bids from Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool are likely to come in the January transfer window.
Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs considering bidding for highly-rated Derby County youngster Will Hughes. Derby manager Nigel Clough is under pressure from the club's American owners to raise £1.8 million in January, increasing the chances of the 17-year-old midfielder being sold during the transfer window.
A list of footballers who have played in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two this season with their first name beginning with the same letter as their surname. Please let me know if you are aware of any others.
Adebayo Akinfenwa (Northampton Town)
Adebayo Azeez (Wycombe Wanderers & Leyton Orient)
Ahmed Abdulla (Barnet)
Akwasi Asante (Shrewsbury Town)
Ali Al Habsi (Wigan Athletic)
Almen Abdi (Watford)
Andreas Arestidou (Morecambe)
Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal)
Antolín Alcáraz (Wigan Athletic)
Barry Bannan (Aston Villa)
Bartosz Bialkowski (Notts County)
Billy Bodin (Torquay United)
Brian Barry-Murphy (Rochdale)
Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest)
Christopher Chantler (Carlisle United)
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa)
Clarke Carlisle (York City & Northampton Town)
Conor Clifford (Portsmouth & Crawley Town)
Courtney Cameron (Rotherham United)
Craig Cathcart (Blackpool)
Craig Clay (Chesterfield)
Craig Conway (Cardiff Dragons)
Craig Curran (Rochdale)
Cyrus Christie (Coventry Dragons)
Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace & Ipswich Town)
Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
Darryl Duffy (Cheltenham Town)
David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
David De Gea (Manchester United)
David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers)
Diego De Girolamo (Sheffield United)
Donervon Daniels (Tranmere Rovers)
Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic)
Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Bury)
Frank Fielding (Derby County)
Gábor Gyepes (Portsmouth)
Gaël Givet (Blackburn Rovers)
Gary Gardner (Aston Villa)
Gianluca Gracco (Dagenham & Redbridge)
Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Harry Hooman (Cheltenham Town)
Heidar Helguson (Cardiff Dragons)
Jake Jervis (Portsmouth, Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United & Birmingham City)
Per a team press release, the New England Revolution have traded midfielder Benny Feilhaber to Sporting Kansas City for allocation money, a 1st round SuperDraft pick in 2014, and a 2nd round SuperDraft pick in 2015.
Feilhaber, 27, made 52 appearances since joining the Revolution in April 2011 through Major League Soccer's Allocation process.
Central midfielder Giles Barnes, who was considered one of England's brightest young stars only
five years ago, has signed a multi-year contract with the Dynamo. Two years after debuting as a
17-year-old, he helped Derby County earn a promotion to the English Premier League in 2007, picking
up the Rams' 2007 Young Player of the [.
After taking in the Dynamo's match against Toronto FC over the weekend and training with the
team this week, English midfielder Giles Barnes apparently liked what he saw. It also appears the
Dynamo liked what they saw from Barnes and have agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a
As per usual, terms weren't released but if the Dynamo built this contract like others in the
past, this is a low risk, high reward situation for both sides.
One of our readers tipped us off to a player walking with Chris Canetti at Saturday's match. We
now have confirmation today that it was Giles Barnes, a 24-year-old attacking midfielder/winger who
was released from his contract with Doncaster in May.
Brown broke on the scene in 2007 with Derby County, winning the club's Young Player of the Year
With less than 48 hours to go, Rob Freeman interrupts the Premier League Previews to bring the
first of three previews of the football league. In a break from tradition, the previews are mainly
predictionless, considering that most clubs won't finalise their squads until the transfer window
closes at the end of August.
At their picturesque home on the banks of the River Thames Fulham have long been a favourite of
the television broadcasters, and today we have six matches from their archive, from the 1960s, the
1970s and the 1980s. The sixties began with the club having just been promoted to the First
Division for only the second time in its history, and our first match is home match against
Nottingham Forest from November 1967.
It is now almost eleven years since ITV Digital collapsed into administration, dragging the clubs of the Football League into a mass financial crisis which took years for its clubs to recover from. When it collapsed in May 2002, the television company owed the Football League £185m from a television deal with two years left to run on it and its loss had a serious effect throughout its member clubs.
We continue our series featuring archived matches from the clubs of League Two this morning with Leyton Orient, and six matches from the years between the years between 1972 and 1988. The 1970s were good to a club that long been considered the poor relations to other, bigger London clubs and our first match sees Orient who lopped the "Leyton" from the start of their name in 1966 before putting it back a little over two decades later play Chelsea in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup in 1972.
We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this
morning with a club that became the champions of England twice in four years during the 1970s,
Derby County. Under the managership of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, the club was promoted to the
First Division in 1969, and they gave a glimpse of what was to come with the first of our six
matches, a mauling of Tottenham Hotspur at The Baseball Ground in September 1969.
Introducing Ruben 'The Aussie Voronin' Zadkovich, Newcastle United Jets midfielder (formerly of
QPR and both Notts and Derby County) and one of the most naturally limited footballers to have ever
graced the A League...
We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship
League One and League Two are to follow this afternoon with Burnley FC, and six videos spanning the
years from 1960 to 1994. The greatest period in the history of this club was largely hidden from
the view of television cameras autocratic owner Bob Lord didn't allow Match Of The Day cameras into
Turf Moor until 1968 but we do kick off with a short film made for the BBC on the subject of their
league title-winning side of 1960, before skipping forward twelve years to follow the Clarets to
Craven Cottage for an away league match against Fulham from the start of the 1972/73 season
By the middle of the 1980s, the decline of English football was more than apparent.
That Fabrice Muamba is alive is a miracle in itself, considering that his heart stopped for 78
minutes after he collapsed during a match against Tottenham in March. The Muamba miracle will not,
however, include a return to the playing field.
Muamba announced his retirement from professional soccer Wednesday, citing a recent visit with a
cardiologist that dissuaded him from attempting to continue his career.
I came across a new TV documentary this evening that I hadn't seen before about Brian Clough.
It's from 1969-70. Uniquely, the TV documentary starts off by asking then Derby County manager Brian Clough what his expectations are for the season. He goes through his entire squad and offers his critique of each player, what they can contribute and how he thinks his just-promoted side will do.