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Top class attacker reveals desire to play for Wolves next season, fans will be delighted

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Wolverhampton forward Leo Bonatini wishes to stay at the club beyond this season.

The Brazilian is currently on loan from Al-Hilal but his spectacular form in the Championship has forced Wolves to consider a permanent deal.

Bonatini has already bagged 12 goals so far this season and he is certainly capable of taking Wolves to the Premier League.

Bruce wants highly rated midfielder in January, Aston Villa have this crucial advantage

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Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is expected to go out on loan when the transfer window reopens in January.

The 21-year-old midfielder has not had too many first-team opportunities this season and a loan move would be sensible right now.

Grujic joined the Reds for a fee of £5.1million from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016 and he has made just one start for Liverpool so far this season.

17 goals this season: Bruce eyeing prolific forward, he could take Villa to the Premier League

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Aston Villa are keen on improving their attacking options when the transfer window opens in January.

The Championship outfit are keeping tabs on the highly rated Jack Marriott if reports are to be believed. According to Daily Mail, the Peterborough forward’s excellent form has attracted the interest of QPR and Sunderland as well.

Leeds have completed their first January signing, highly rated midfielder set to join

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Thomas Christiansen has completed his first January signing for Leeds United.

The Championship outfit have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi from Gamba Osaka.

According to the reliable Phil Hay from Yorkshire Evening Post, the Whites will be paying Gamba Osaka a sum of £500k including add-ons for the player.

Steve Bruce reveals transfer plan, says club will do their best to sign Championship star

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Aston Villa are desperate to sign Sam Johnstone from Manchester United on a permanent deal.

The highly talented shot-stopper has been a key player for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa and the Championship outfit are ready to make the loan move permanent now.

Johnstone has conceded just 18 goals in 20 appearances for Villa this season.

2018 World Cup: Group Stage Draw and Fixtures List

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The World Cup 2018 draw was conducted in Moscow earlier this evening and most of the big guns will be happy with their set of opponents in the group stages.

Defending champions Germany have been drawn alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate’s England will be delighted with their draw as well.

Sunderland plotting January swoop for highly rated Newcastle player, he would be perfect

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Sunderland are thought to be interested in signing the highly talented Newcastle winger Alex Gilliead.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Bradford City and he has been a key player for the League One side so far this season.

According to reports, Sunderland, Hull City and Millwall are interested in securing Gilliead’s services in January.

Steve Bruce comments on player's 'ludicrous situation', Aston Villa should sign him in January

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has hit out at Premier League giants Liverpool for their misuse of Dominic Solanke.

The former Chelsea youth star has rarely played for the first team this season and Bruce believes that these players should be allowed to play regularly in the lower leagues.

The 20-year-old forward, who was handed his senior England debut against Brazil earlier this month, has played just 84 minutes in the Premier League so far.

This player should wave goodbye to Stoke; would be great for Aston Villa, Leeds or Middlesbrough

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he is is ready to offer a new contract to Peter Crouch.

In the words of The Courteeners – what took you so long?

The former England striker is Stoke’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions, despite spending much of the season warming the bench.

Furious Leeds fans want this man to replace Christiansen immediately: 'He would take us up'

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Leeds United are going through a rough patch right now and it seems that the fans are losing patience with Thomas Christiansen.

The 44-year-old helped his side make a good start to the season. Some even tipped Leeds to secure automatic promotion after their impressive showing in the first few games.

9 goals this season: Leeds United secure agreement for highly rated Man City target

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Leeds United have agreed on a professional contract with the highly rated striker Jack Clarke.

The 17-year-old has signed a deal until June 2021 and he will be hoping to continue his development with the U18s and the U23s for now.

Clarke is very highly rated by the Leeds staff and he was a target for Premier League outfits such as Manchester City.

Manager confirms 'big miss', powerful Derby midfielder ruled out for several weeks with injury

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Derby County midfielder Timi Elsnik has picked up a muscle injury and the midfielder will be sidelined for several weeks.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan at Swindon and he has managed to establish himself as a key player for David Flitcroft.

The Swindon boss confirmed that the player will not return from injury before next year and that his absence will be a big miss for the League Two outfit.

Leeds star apologises after Wolves defeat, fans respond on Twitter: 'You played with passion'

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Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira apologised to the fans after his game-changing red card against Wolves last night.

The 19-year-old midfielder was sent off when his side were 2-1 down. His departure made it difficult for Leeds to get back into the game.

Leeds were 2-0 down at halftime but Ezgjan Alioski scored immediately after the break.

Leeds fans tear into Thomas Christiansen after Wolves thrashing: 'We don't believe in you'

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Leeds United crashed to a 4-1 defeat against Wolves last night and the fans seem to be losing their patience with Thomas Christiansen.

The fans took to Twitter to share their views on Leeds’ current form and Thomas Christiansen’s management in particular.

The Whites have lost eight of their last eleven games and their promotion hopes are hanging by a thread.

Tottenham fans urge Levy to sign hat-trick hero in January: 'He could be a real superstar'

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Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon bagged a stunning hat-trick against Sheffield United last night and it seems that Spurs fans are quite impressed with the 17-year-old.

Last summer it was reported that Spurs submitted a bid for Sessegnon but it was turned down by Fulham. However, Tottenham fans want their club to pursue the player once again.

Aston Villa lining up January move for former Leeds target, he would be a terrific addition

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Aston Villa are looking to add their squad during the January transfer window and it seems that the Bologna defender Filip Helander is a target for Steve Bruce.

According to reports in Italy, Aston Villa are lining up a move for the 24-year-old defender.

Helander has been linked with a move to Leeds United in the past but the Whites never quite managed to secure his services.

Steve Bruce confirms 'huge blow' after Sunderland win, Villa star ruled out for several months

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Jonathan Kodjia is set to undergo an ankle surgery and he will be ruled out for several months.

Kodjia picked up an injury playing for Ivory Coast during the international break.

Fulham fans react to top class star's performance against Sheffield: 'He is bigger than the club'

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Fulham secured a thrilling 5-4 win over Sheffield United in the Championship last night.

17 year old left back Ryan Sessegnon scored a memorable hat-trick to earn the three points for his side. The prodigiously talented defender has been linked with several Premier League clubs recently and this performance will continue to raise eyebrows.

Derby looking to seal agreement for experienced midfielder, talks with agent underway

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Derby County are looking to offer a new deal to their Welsh midfielder Joe Ledley.

The Welsh international’s contribution on and off the pitch has benefited Derby so far. The 30-year-old has been a key player for Gary Rowett so far this season and the Rams will do well to keep him beyond January.

Coleman opens up about Sunderland's January budget, he will move for these 2 players

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New Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is already preparing his January transfer plans and it seems that the former Wales boss is lining up loan moves for Liverpool duo Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn.

The Black Cats are in desperate need of new signings and the likes of Ward and Woodburn would be terrific additions for them.

Rowett confirms injury blow for Derby, these 2 key stars could miss the game against QPR

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Derby County could be without the services of Bradley Johnson and Tom Lawrence for this week’s game against Queens Park Rangers.

Manager Gary Rowett has confirmed that Johnston is set to be sidelined because of a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Tom Lawrence has picked up a couple of knocks.

Rams manager Gary Rowett said:

Bradley looks like he probably will not be available but we’ll see.

Major blow for Bruce, Aston Villa could lose key star in January because of this contract clause

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Aston Villa could lose star goalkeeper Sam Johnstone during the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old has been sensational under Steve Bruce this season and West Brom are lining up a move for him.

According to reports, Manchester United have an option to recall the player from his loan spell in January and if West Brom submit a concrete offer for him, a transfer is very much on the cards.

Furious Leeds fans react on Twitter after win over Middlesbrough: 'They should be suspended'

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Leeds United secured a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Middlesbrough today and their fans took to Twitter to share their views on the match officials.

The home fans seemed clearly unhappy with the referee and the linesman. However, they will be delighted that the poor decisions did not cost their side a vital win.

Spurs leading the race to sign Championship midfielder in January, Klopp interested as well

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Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks is attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League and it is believed that Liverpool and Tottenham are leading the chase.

According to Daily Mirror, Klopp and Pochettino both rate the player highly and they are looking to sign in when the transfer window reopens in January.

Moyes looking to save West Ham's season by signing Celtic's number one January target

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West Ham manager David Moyes is looking to improve his squad during the January transfer window and Reading’s Liam Moore is thought to be a target.

The Hammers have been very poor at the back this season and it seems that Moyes wants to save their season by strengthening at the back.

West Ham have conceded 23 goals in just 11 games in the Premier League and Moore would certainly help them plug the gaps at the back.

Sky Sports pundit predicts the result of Fulham vs Derby, away fans will not be happy with this

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Fulham host Derby County in the Championship later today the Londoners will be hoping to get their season back on track with a win.

The home side are in freefall right now and they have failed to win any of their last four league games.

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Christiansen lays down challenge for Leeds star, fan favourite asked prove his worth to the team

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Thomas Christiansen has urged Leeds fan favourite Pontus Jansson to prove his worth to the national team by improving his performances in the Championship.

The Swedish defender has struggled to perform at his usual level this season and he will be hoping to recapture his form ahead of the World Cup this summer.

Football betting

Championship pundit eyeing 14/1 return from Derby vs Villa game but value lies elsewhere

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David Prutton believes Derby County or Aston Villa could seriously boost their hopes of promotion with a victory when the two sides meet at Pride Park on Saturday.

Derby are currently fourth in the Championship, six points behind second-placed Cardiff City.

With Villa just a point adrift of the Rams in fifth, the former Leeds midfielder can’t separate the two teams and is backing the game to finish as a 2-2 draw (14/1 with Sky Bet)

“Now this is a big game!

Pundit wide of the mark about Leeds, 13/10 looks great value

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Leeds United host Norwich City on Saturday aiming to close the gap on the top six in the Championship.

Last week’s 3-1 victory at QPR left Leeds four points off the play-off places, although former midfielder David Prutton believes the Canaries can spring a surprise at Elland Road this weekend.

Wolves fancied for 22/1 cracker at Sheffield Wednesday

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Wolves visit Sheffield Wednesday on Friday aiming to bounce back from last week’s disappointing result against Sunderland.

The Championship leaders were surprisingly held 0-0 by Chris Coleman’s side, but they are fancied to return to winning ways at Hillsborough.

Top pundit David Prutton is backing Diogo Jota to score first for the visitors on the way to a 2-1 victory (22/1 with Sky Bet).

Top pundit backs Wolves to crank up the pressure on Sunderland

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Championship expert David Prutton has tipped Wolves to pile more misery on struggling Sunderland this weekend.

Chris Coleman’s appointment as manager at the Stadium of Light has failed to spark a revival in the club’s fortunes, with the Black Cats still stuck in the bottom three.

Wolves have lost just three out of 20 games this season and Prutton has predicted a comfortable 3-0 victory for the home side (7/1 with Sky Bet).

This 45/1 cracker could romp home at Sheffield United on Friday

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Sheffield United’s winless run will be extended to four games by Bristol City on Friday.

The Blades have dropped to fourth in the table after picking up one point from their last four matches, while City are up to third after winning their last two.

Aston Villa tipped to boost promotion hopes with 7/1 return against Ipswich

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Aston Villa to boost their promotion hopes with a victory over Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Villa’s 2-1 success over Sunderland on Tuesday left them fourth in the table, five points behind second-placed Cardiff City.

Prutton has tipped Steve Bruce’s side to repeat that scoreline (7/1 at Sky Bet) this weekend.

Prutton eyeing 30/1 return that would ramp up the pressure on Leeds

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David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to endure another difficult afternoon when they visit Barnsley on Saturday.

Leeds are now 10th in the Championship after Wednesday’s 4-1 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers and the pressure is mounting on manager Thomas Christiansen.

Prutton told Sky Sports that he fancies Samu Saiz to open the scoring, but he’s backed the home side to recover and secure a 1-1 draw (30/1 at Sky Bet).

Championship pundit gives his verdict on Wolves v Leeds, tips 7/1 bookie-basher

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David Prutton believes his former club Leeds United will struggle to cope with Wolverhampton Wanderers when the teams meet at Molineux on Wednesday.

Both sides head into the game on the back of victories last weekend, with Wolves winning 2-0 at Reading and Leeds recording a 2-1 success at home to Middlesbrough.

Daily Football Headlines

On This Day in Football: England stop the mighty Austrians, A Leeds legend passes away

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On this day in 1932, England ended Austria’s 14-game unbeaten streak by beating them 4-3 at Stamford Bridge.

This was perhaps the greatest Austrian side in history and was deservedly dubbed as ‘the Wunderteam’. Coached by Hugo Meisl and assisted by Jimmy Hogan, the Austrians played a very attractive brand of football which was full of pace, flair and flamboyance.

Injured Sunderland striker receives letter from Real Madrid

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Sunderland fans are all too familiar with striker Duncan Watmore’s heartbreaking struggle with injuries.

The 23-year-old had to undergo a cruciate knee operation that will effectively keep him sidelined until next season. This latest setback came just days after returning from a similar injury that had kept him out for 10 months.

Leeds United star reveals club’s minimum target for the season

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Leeds United forward Caleb Ekuban has claimed that the club is more than capable of getting into one of the play-offs positions while insisting that he and his colleagues can achieve much more than that.

The 22-year-old, signed from Serie A side Chievo Verona in the summer, believes that not many sides are better than Thomas Christiansen’s stalwarts in the Championship this season.

The Rest

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