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Everton could be forced to spend to survive – Unsworth

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London (AFP) – Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says the club could be forced to spend again in the January transfer window if they are to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone.

The Merseyside club, who sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month, were soundly beaten 4-1 by Southampton on Sunday and are just two points clear of the bottom three.

Everton could be forced to spend to survive – Unsworth

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London (AFP) – Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says the club could be forced to spend again in the January transfer window if they are to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone.

The Merseyside club, who sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month, were soundly beaten 4-1 by Southampton on Sunday and are just two points clear of the bottom three.

It’s time to bring Pogback: Fantasy Premier League, Week 13 Preview

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Keane sends message to Everton teammates, says some players are suffering because of this

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Everton have had a poor start to the season despite spending a lot of money during the summer transfer window and the Toffees are under a lot of pressure to turn it around.

Koeman spent a considerable amount of money to strengthen his squad and one of his new signings believes that some of the players are suffering from low confidence.

Former Arsenal and Everton defender blasts Michael Keane, insists he should be dropped

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Former Arsenal and Everton defender Martin Keown has blasted Michael Keane and says he should be dropped from the Toffees’ starting eleven.

The £30 million summer signing from Burnley endured a torrid evening as Everton were beaten 3-0 by Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday.

Keown told BT Sport that he believes manager Ronald Koeman needs to shake up his defence, starting with Keane.

Everton complete Sandro Ramirez signing, Michael Keane to have medical today

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Everton’s spending spree in the transfer window continues. According to Sky Sports, the Toffees have completed the signing of Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez on a five-year deal. The Spaniard will join the Merseyside club for £5.25 million, becoming Everton’s fourth acquisition of the summer after Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaasen and Henry Onyekuru.

Best starting 11 from the bottom half of the Premier League table

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Big Premier League clubs get all of the attention. While all 11 of the players chosen in the 2016/17 PFA Team of the Year came from clubs inside the top seven, there are still plenty of good players in the lower half of the table. In fact, most of the players included in the XI below could easily make a switch to the big boys.

Same Old Nonsense As PFA Announce Shortlists For ‘Player Of The Year’ And ‘Young Player Of The Year’ Awards

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The PFA have once again bestowed us with the requisite shortlists for both their 'Player of the Year' and their 'Young Player of the Year' award.

The senior trinket will be doled outto either Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

England squad: 10 uncapped English players Gareth Southgate could call up

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Vokes extends Burnley’s home form, Leicester woes

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wales striker Sam Vokes hit a late winner to snap Burnley's 10-match winless streak against defending Premier League champions Leicester on Tuesday.

Vokes got on the end of a Michael Keane headed pass to tap in from close range in the 87th minute with the game looking set for a goalless draw.

Vokes extends Burnley’s home form, Leicester woes

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wales striker Sam Vokes hit a late winner to snap Burnley's 10-match winless streak against defending Premier League champions Leicester on Tuesday.

Vokes got on the end of a Michael Keane headed pass to tap in from close range in the 87th minute with the game looking set for a goalless draw.

Antonio Conte could transform Chelsea's fortunes if he can sign these three players in January

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It’s fair to say that things haven’t quite gone to plan for Antonio Conte since his arrival at Chelsea.

The Italian arrived at Stamford Bridge with the reputation of a man who prioritises defensive strength and builds from the back.

However quite frankly, the Blues have been dreadful at the back this season, and they must make a change in January.

Matchday 7 Review: Our Premier League Team of the week featuring these three top quality Chelsea stars

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What a week of Premier League football it has been.

Manchester City’s 100% record came to an end at the hands of a brilliant Tottenham performance, while Chelsea returned to winning ways with victory over Hull City.

Arsenal broke Burnley hearts with a controversial late winner, while Stoke held Manchester United to a draw at Old Trafford.

Fantasy Premier League: 10 under-the-radar value gems for your fantasy team

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Stubborn Burnley ready to fight again… even if it all hinges on Gray

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Harry Kane, Jenkinson, Lingard – Grading 14 England U21 Players on Their Chances of Wearing the Shirt Again

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England U21s – UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2015 Preview and Team Analysis

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Done Deal: Manchester United complete first January transfer

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Manchester United have confirmed their defender Michael Keane has completed a permanent switch to Burnley on Thursday.

The 21-year-old defender joined the Clarets on a season long-loan deal on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

Hazard, Giroud, De Gea… Names of the Premier League, week 16

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Spent your entire weekend locked up in your basement, eating from a tube, and watching David de Gea highlights on loop? Fear not as each week we close the books on the latest week of play with the Names of the Premier League– a weekly column in which we highlight the star performances from the Premier League's weekend's action.

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Everton defender Michael Keane called up by England

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London (AFP) – Everton defender Michael Keane was on Monday called into the England squad for high-profile friendlies against Germany and Brazil, with manager Gareth Southgate forced to juggle his resources due to injury concerns.

Keane, 24, played in the Toffees’ 3-2 victory against Watford in the Premier League on Sunday after returning from a recent leg injury.

Everton defender Michael Keane called up by England

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London (AFP) – Everton defender Michael Keane was on Monday called into the England squad for high-profile friendlies against Germany and Brazil, with manager Gareth Southgate forced to juggle his resources due to injury concerns.

Keane, 24, played in the Toffees’ 3-2 victory against Watford in the Premier League on Sunday after returning from a recent leg injury.

England Squad: Harry Maguire And Nathaniel Chalobah Earn First Senior Call-Ups For Qualifiers Against Malta And Slovakia

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We're two games into the season so naturally this provides a perfect point to break off for two interminably dull weeks of international football.

Ugh.

Still, sincere congratulations are due to Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah, who have all played their way into an England senior squad for the first time.

Friendly: England Narrowly Beaten By Germany In Lukas Podolski’s International Swansong (Photos & Video)

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England were narrowly pipped by Germany in what ultimately transmogrified into a glorified international testimonial for Lukas Podolski.

Indeed, kick-off in Dortmund was delayed by several minutes while the man of the hour entertained the crowd with a dramatic reading of his farewell poem.

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On the occasion of his 130th and final appearance for Die Mannshaft,Podolskisigned off by scoring the only goal of the game a 69th-minute dazzler that rocketed into Joe Hart's left-hand top corner.

England Squad Announced: Jermain Defoe Back In The Pack As Gareth Southgate Calls Up Raft Of New Faces

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England have announced their squad for the upcoming friendly against Germany and the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania thereafter and the headline news is that Jermain Defoe has played his way back into the fold.

Having scored 14 goals for Sunderland so far this season, 34-year-old Defoe is now in line to win his first international cap since November of 2013.

England: Burnley Defender Michael Keane Receives Belated Call-Up As FA Rectify Glen Johnson Anomaly

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Congratulations are definitely due to Michael Keane, who has belatedly played his way into the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

The Burnley centre-half, 23, received his first senior call-up after the FA noticed the technical database glitch that saw them accidentally name Glen Johnson in a 2016 squad.

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Michael Keane confirms he was a Man Utd transfer target

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Everton defender: I learnt so much from Rio at United

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Michael Keane is a lifelong Manchester United fan and has been going to Old Trafford with his season-ticket holding dad since he was a child. He joined the club when he was 11 but was surprisingly sold by Louis van Gaal. The young defender clearly had lots of potential but was never given the opportunity to prove that at United.

England defender Keane joins Everton

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London (AFP) – Everton have signed promising Burnley defender Michael Keane on a five-year deal which could reach a club record £30 million (35 million euros, $34 million), the Premier League club announced on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who came through Manchester United’s youth system, has played twice for England and becomes the club’s fifth summer signing after Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru and Sandro Ramirez.

England defender Keane joins Everton

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London (AFP) – Everton have signed promising Burnley defender Michael Keane on a five-year deal which could reach a club record £30 million (35 million euros, $34 million), the Premier League club announced on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who came through Manchester United’s youth system, has played twice for England and becomes the club’s fifth summer signing after Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru and Sandro Ramirez.

Reports: Michael Keane To Up Sticks And Leave Burnley At End Of The Season As Tottenham, Everton And Man Utd Mull Bids

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Uncanny. No sooner had Pies included Michael Keane in our Alternative Team of the Seasondid the news break that he'll likely be moving on up the ladder come the end of the season.

Indeed, Sky Sports News are reporting that Keane has politely informed Burnley that he wishes to leave the club at the next available juncture.

Burnley defender: I’m a United fan and I always will be

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Michael Keane joined Manchester United's academy, with his twin brother Will, when he was just 11 years old. He spent over a decade with the club before joining Burnley where he has gone from strength to strength. Both Chelsea and Leicester are now reportedly interested in signing him.

However, Keane has revealed that he will always be a United fan, and is still good friends with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

Chelsea linked with £25m bid for Burnley’s ex-Man Utd defender Michael Keane

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Michael Keane hails Burnley’s ability to fight to the end

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Michael Keane has praised Burnley's never-say-die spirit after the club again showed their ability to strike in 'Fergie time'.

The Clarets extended their unbeaten run to 20 games in midweek thanks to Keane's last-gasp equaliser against Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough.

The defender, 23, kept Burnley on Boro's tail with a scuffed stoppage-time finish from a corner in a 1-1 draw which came just four games after Keane had also salvaged a draw at third-placed Brighton.

Michael Keane hails Burnley’s ability to fight to the end

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Michael Keane has praised Burnley's never-say-die spirit after the club again showed their ability to strike in 'Fergie time'.

The Clarets extended their unbeaten run to 20 games in midweek thanks to Keane's last-gasp equaliser against Sky Bet Championship leaders Middlesbrough.

The defender, 23, kept Burnley on Boro's tail with a scuffed stoppage-time finish from a corner in a 1-1 draw which came just four games after Keane had also salvaged a draw at third-placed Brighton.

Guess What Man United Star Is Called The Best Young Central Defender In Europe ?

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According to a new study compiled by CIES Football Observatory, Europe's best central defender aged 23 and under is not Real Madrid's Raphael Varane or Jose Gimenez of Atletico. Instead it is Manchester United defender Phil Jones!

BEST U23 CENTRAL DEFENDERS

1 Phil Jones (Man Utd)
2 Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)
3 Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
=4 Marquinhos (PSG)
=4 Stefan de Vrij (Lazio)
6 Tin Jedvaj (Leverkusen)
7 Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim)
8 Michael Keane (Burnley)
9 Jores Okore (Aston Villa)
10 Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia)

Jones credited United boss Louis van Gaal for his improved play this season, saying in an interview last month that:

‘Every player is well aware of the philosophy of the manager and the way he wants his teams to play.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for The Metro about Michael Keane's departure.

The Telegraph claims De Gea would be making a mistake to join Real Madrid.

The Guardian talks about when Sir Bobby Charlton played for Waterford in Ireland.

ESPN discuss Hummels' potential move to United.

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United youngster gives up on United dream

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Burnley have today confirmed that Manchester United youngster, Michael Keane, has signed for them on a permanent basis. He joined the club in the summer on loan and has made 11 appearances for them in all competitions.

Keane had been on loan at Derby and Blackburn last season, with the latter keen to organise another loan spell for him this summer.

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‘I’ve Had The Best Three Years Of My Life Here’ – Michael Keane Emits Classy Farewell Message To Thank Everybody At Burnley

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Michael Keane may have seen his £30million move to Everton go through yesterday, but it's nice to know that the centre-half is leaving Burnley on good terms.

Indeed, after spending the past three seasons at Turf Moor, Keane made sure to emit a sincere farewell message to everybody at the club before going on his merry way.

Burnley Defender Michael Keane ‘Thought It Was 1996’ After Suffering Serious Concussion

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So serious was the concussion suffered by Michael Keane during a recent match that the brawny Burnley centre-back woke up thinking it was the year of our lord 1996.

Keane has revealed that he lost two entire decades when he clashed heads with an opponentinside the firsthalf-an-hour ofthe Claret's 2-0 win over Rotherham on 20th February.

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Keane vs Keane- Preston’s Will scores against brother Michael | Burnley 0-2 PNE

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Christmas dinner at the Keanes is sure to be awkward after Preston North End's Will Keane beat his twin brother Michael en route to scoring PNE's first goal in their game against Lancashire rivals Burnley FC! Will Keane slides the ball through Michael Keane's legs