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Club looking to sell: Newcastle should make a last minute move for £8m midfielder

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According to a report from the Telegraph, Watford are closing in on a deal for Derby County midfielder, Will Hughes.

The midfielder, who recently turned 22, was once touted as the next big-thing in English football, but his stock has subsequently fallen in recent years.

He broke into the Derby senior team in 2011 after graduating from the club’s youth academy, and had racked up 187 appearances for the Championship club.

Aston Villa offering wages of more than £4m-a-yr to land target, Star pictured with Steve Bruce

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Chelsea have decided against renewing John Terry’s contract and the English defender will leave the Blues once his contract expires on the 1st of July.

According to Guardian, the 336-year-oldcentre back is wanted by several clubs from England, China and the MLS. Terry is determined to play on for now and is likely to make a decision regarding his future soon.

Bilic wants former Barcelona attacker, bets suspended on player to join West Ham

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West Ham United are looking to sign an attacker this summer and the Hammers have identified Adama Traore as a target.

The Middlesbrough winger had a mixed season last year but West Ham are prepared to gamble on his talent with a £8m bid according to reports.

Slaven Bilic wants to introduce some pace in his attack and Traore’s blistering pace would be a welcome addition.

Sunderland confirm negotiations regarding takeover, Short ready to sell stake on one condition

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Championship outfit Sunderland have confirmed that they are in talks over the sale of the club.

The club owner Ellis Short is keen on selling his stake and Guardian are reporting that a German consortium has held talks with the Black Cats. Consortiums from China and the Middle East have previously shown interest in taking over the club.

Liverpool agree fee for versatile defender, 24-yr-old set to complete summer transfer

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Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is all set to complete a transfer to Derby County this summer.

According to Liverpool Echo, the Reds have agreed on a deal with the Championship outfit which could be worth up to £4.5m.

Wisdom has spent most of his time as a Liverpool player away on loan.

Major transfer blow for Klopp, Spurs favourites to land highly talented Liverpool target

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Fulham left back Ryan Sessegnon has attracted a lot of interest from the Premier League clubs with his performances in the Championship this season.

The 17 year old defender has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham in the recent weeks and British newspaper Times are reporting that Spurs are leading the race to sign him.

DeAndre Yedlin on training with Sounders: ‘It’s my favorite club’

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The Newcastle defender is training with his hometown team at Starfire this week.

As the Seattle Sounders prepare for their home test against the Portland Timbers this weekend, they were joined at Starfire Sports by a familiar face: former Sounder DeAndre Yedlin. Fresh off his club Newcastle United's English Championship trophy and subsequent promotion to the English Premier League, Yedlin joined up with Seattle this week to keep his fitness up for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers with the US national team.

How will Reading and Huddersfield fare in the £170m playoff final?

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Reading vs Huddersfield Town
Championship Play-offs Final 2016/17
29th May, 15:00 BST
Wembley Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch Reading vs Huddersfield Town live on Sky Sports 1

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ll know the fate of the Premier League relegation battle.

Roundup: Liverpool confident of signing Chelsea target; £65m bid submitted for 26-goal star

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is already looking to add to his squad for the next season and the German manager has identified Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon as a priority target.

Sessegnon has been sensational for the Londoners this season and has attracted a lot of interest from several Premiership clubs.

Newcastle wins Championship on dramatic final day

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Newcastle wrapped up a successful season in the Sky Bet Championship in dramatic fashion after passing Brighton & Hove Albion on the final day of the season to win the title. At the beginning of the day on Sunday, May 7th, Brighton sat above Newcastle by one point and simply needed a win at Aston Villa to guarantee their title.

Jermain Defoe: England’s top summer prospect signing

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After another disappointing home loss to Bournemouth on Saturday, Sunderland have been officially relegated from the Premier League. What seemed evident throughout the course of the season is now mathematically secured; after ten straight seasons in the top flight of English football, Sunderland will be playing in the Championship next season.

Newcastle’s St James’ Park and West Ham’s London Stadium have been raided by tax authorities

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Offices at Newcastle United and West Ham United have been raided as part of an investigation into suspected tax and National Insurance fraud, according to reports.

HM Revenue and Customs officers were used in the raid on the training ground and main offices of the newly promoted Newcastle United’s St James’ Park at 6.

Liverpool could save £40m in the transfer market by signing this Leeds United player

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Liverpool are among the host of Premier League clubs linked with a move for Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer.

The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League. His physical presence, ability to play from the back, and his reading of the game is second to none.

PL Roundup: Chelsea transfer close; Reliable journalist expects defender to join Liverpool

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Liverpool are expected to sign a left back at the end of this season and it seems that Klopp has identified Ryan Sessegnon as a priority target.

According to the ever-reliable Paul Joyce from The Times, the player is expected to join Liverpool this summer and is seen as a future prospect. During the web chat, Joyce also claimed that Sessegnon turns 17 in May and will be eligible to sign a professional contract with the Reds.

Player Profile: Arsenal and Chelsea weighing up move for highly talented Portuguese winger

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The Sun has reported that Chelsea have joined their London rivals in the chase for Wolves winger Helder Costa. The former Benfica man completed a permanent move to the West Midlands club in January for a club record fee.

Born in Angola, Costa moved to Portugal as a youngster where he joined Lisbon side Benfica in 2004 on a youth contract.

West Brom scouts watched 26-year-old winger, could face competition from Aston Villa

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West Brom are reportedly interested in Oxford United’s winger, Marvin Johnson. Birmingham City and Aston Villa are also reportedly keeping a close tab on the player.

According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, the trio of Midland clubs have watched the left-sided player closely in recent games.

Queen's Park Rangers

QPR leading the race for 22-year-old player; Norwich set to miss out

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According to reports from GetWestLondon, Queens Park Rangers are reportedly leading the race to sign Dylan Saint-Louis from Saint Etienne.

The young striker has caught the attention of other Championship clubs, notably, Birmingham City and Norwich City, but it seems QPR are leading the race for his signature.

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

Scottish Premier League

Available on free transfer, Celtic should consider bargain signing amid Aston Villa transfer link

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Burnley’s George Boyd is all set to leave Turf Moor this summer. The 31-year-old is out of contract, and has rejected a new one-year deal offered by the Premier League outfit.

According to reports from Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa, who have shown a keen interest in signing Boyd, are considering another approach for the winger.

Rangers Managerial Search: Young Scottish manager distances himself from Ibrox job

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Norwich City manager Alex Neil has dismissed speculation linking him to the vacant Rangers job.

It has been more than a fortnight since Mark Warburton and Rangers parted ways, and any replacement for the departed ex-Brentford manager hasn’t been found yet.

Transfer News & Rumours

Chelsea legend John Terry considering shock move to Championship side

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Chelsea legend and former captain John Terry is considering a shock move to Championship side Aston Villa, according to the Sky Sports.

Terry ended his illustrious 22-year career at Stamford Bridge at the end of this season and is considering several offers after attracting interest from multiple English sides.

McClaren sacked by Derby County: Fans and pundits react on Twitter

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Derby County have confirmed that they have parted ways with Steve McClaren after just five months in charge. McClaren was in his second spell at the club.

Mel Morris, Derby’s chairman, was unhappy with the recent run of results that led to the sacking of McClaren. The Rams have gone through a run of seven defeats in 13 league games, and have fallen from sixth spot to ten points outside the play-off places.

Dutch midfielder: I follow Newcastle regularly; exchange texts with Benitez

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Dutch midfielder, Siem de Jong, has revealed that he wants to return and play for Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan from Newcastle at the beginning of the season. Rafael Benitez wanted him to play regularly in order to rediscover his match fitness, following an injury-ravaged career on Tyneside.

Leeds United

Radrizzani reveals Leeds manager interviews, agent rules out big name

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Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has taken to Twitter to state that interviews with managerial candidates will take place this week, while Claudio Ranieri’s agent has ruled the Italian out of the Elland Road running.

The Championship side are looking for a new head coach after Garry Monk sensationally walked out on the club last month after not being able to agree terms on a contract extension.

Garry Monk sends tweet to ‘loyal’ Leeds fans – Radrizzani to blame for exit

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Garry Monk has sent a passionate message to the Leeds United fans on Twitter after the news of his resignation, with it appearing that new club owner Andrea Radrizzani is to blame for the manager walking away.

The former Swansea City coach moved to Elland Road last summer on a 12-month deal and speculation over his future has been rife in the media over the last month.

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Ream, Williams, Wood and more

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It's a weekend of playoffs as Americans in England and Mexico battle high-stakes and, in some cases, familiar faces.

The English Championship promotion playoffs begin on Saturday as Danny Williams and Reading face off with Tim Ream and Fulham in the first leg of their semifinal clash. David Wagner, meanwhile, leads Huddersfield Town on Sunday for a match against Sheffield Wednesday.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic vs. Brooks, Johnson vs. Wood, and more

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The German Bundesliga and EnglishLeagueChampionship both feature multiple matches that will have Americans facing off abroad over the weekend, as do Liga MX and the 2. Bundesliga.

Germany provides the bulk of the action for Americans this weekend, with a trio of face-offs to keep an eye on.

Championship

4-2-3-1 vs Preston: Predicted Newcastle starting lineup; defender could return but striker misses out again

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Newcastle United vs Preston
English Championship 2016/17
24th April,19:45pm BST
St James’ Park, Newcastle

Newcastle United will take on Preston in a crucial Championship match on Monday night.

A poor run in the last three games (two defeats and a draw) had shown the Magpies loosing grip on the title.

Sky Sports pundit predicts Newcastle vs Leeds

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Newcastle United vs Leeds United
April 14, 2017, 7:15pm
Live on Sky Sports 1

Sky Sports pundit David Prutton predicts a tie between Newcastle United and Leeds United, when the two sides would meet on Good Friday at St James’ Park.

4-2-3-1 vs Brighton: Leeds United predicted starting XI, Team News, Key Stats

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Leeds United vs Brighton Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this week’s Championship fixture.

Leeds United vs Brighton
Championship 2016/17
18th March, 17:30 pm BST
Elland Road, Leeds
How to follow: BBC local radio

Leeds dropped two crucial points in their last game against QPR as they were held to a 0-0 draw.

4-2-3-1 vs Blackburn: Predicted Fulham starting XI, two players doubtful for Rovers, Key stats

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Fulham vs Blackburn Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Blackburn
Championship 2016/17
14th March, 19:45 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Fulham stunned everyone after registering a fantastic 3-1 victory over league leaders, Newcastle United, last Saturday.

Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

4-1-4-1 vs Sheffield Wednesday: Aston Villa predicted starting XI, Team News, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday
Championship 2016/17
11 March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Aston Villa’s mini revival under Steve Bruce (three wins in a row) was halted on Tuesday night when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield.

Leeds United vs QPR: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

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Leeds United vs QPR Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Leeds United vs QPR
Championship 2016/17
11th March, 15:00 pm BST
Elland Road, Leeds
How to follow: BBC local radio

A 96th minute equaliser from Tom Cairney denied Leeds United a victory against Fulham last weekend, but Garry Monk’s side were still able to maintain their unbeaten run.

4-2-3-1 vs Preston: Fulham predicted starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Fulham vs Preston Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Preston
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Fulham will be looking to narrow the gap on the top six when they meet Preston on Saturday.

The Rest

Four goals; 1.6 tackles: West Brom close to agreeing deal with £25k-per-week star

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West Bromwich Albion are close to agreeing a new deal with Craig Dawson. The Baggies are also preparing a mega contract offer for in-demand defender Jonny Evans.

The 27-year-old defender has been a key figure for the club, having only missed one Premier League game in the last two campaigns.

7 Non-League talents who could make it big in 2017

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There is little doubt that non-league football is on the up. The rise of Jamie Vardy last season and the fairytale FA Cup stories of Sutton United and Lincoln City this year have rejuvenated...

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Nottingham Forest to appoint new manager in the next 24 hours, fans react on Twitter

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly set to appoint Mark Warburton as their new manager. Warburton was sacked by Rangers FC last month.

According to reports from Nottingham Post, Warburton will become Nottingham Forest’s new manager in the next 24 hours.

Warburton left Rangers FC last month in acrimonious circumstances.

4-2-3-1 v Huddersfield: Benitez without these 3 Newcastle players for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Huddersfield vs Newcastle TeamNews, Possible Lineups & Live Stream Info ahead of today’s Championship fixture.

Huddersfield vs Newcastle
English Championship 2016/17
4th March, 17:30 pm BST
Kirklees Stadium, Huddersfield
Live Stream: Watch Huddersfield vs Newcastle live on Sky Sports 1

Huddersfield host Championship leaders Newcastle United this weekend and the home side will be looking to improve their chances of automatic promotion with a win here.