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West Ham’s ex-Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison tipped for England call-up

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Ravel Morrison's excellent start to the new season could be rewarded with a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad. The West Ham midfielder could be the surprise call-up for next month's decisive World Cup qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro, according to the Daily Mail. The 20-year-old has only played five Premier League games for the [.

Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo: ‘Give me time to toughen up’

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Yaya Sanogo says he will 'toughen up' to be a success in England. Watch the interview: http://t.co/4XZoMpZ2B7 pic.twitter.com/8doid6pIMP Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 10, 2013 Arsenal's summer signing Yaya Sanogo has said it will take him time to adapt to English football but says he will get stronger to ensure he is a success at [.

Roy Hodgson: Tottenham youngster Tom Carroll is outstanding

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England manager Roy Hodgson has branded Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll as "an outstanding footballer". Hodgson has seen the youngster at close quarters while working with the Under-21 squad. And he singled the 21-year-old out for praise to illustrate a point he was making about Rickie Lambert. The Southampton striker has been misjudged throughout his career [.

Fulham sign Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s son

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's teenage son has signed for west London rivals Fulham. Goalkeeper Jose Mario, aged 14, has joined the Cottagers' youth team after a one-month trial at the club. The youngster was previously on the books of Real Madrid youth team Canillas. But since the family has now moved back to England, he [.

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend and Everton’s Ross Barkley named in England squad

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Tottenham youngster Andros Townsend and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley are the surprise names in England's squad to face Moldova and Ukraine in World Cup qualifiers next month. England manager Roy Hodgson has rewarded both players for impressive starts to the new season with call-ups. Townsend has forced his way into Andre Villas Boas' starting line-up [.

Spurs goalscorer Andros Townsend says that’s what he has to do

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Spurs youngster Andros Townsend says displays like the one he gave against Dinamo Tbilisi last night have to continue if he wants to make his mark at the club. The 22-year-old scored a superb solo goal to open the scoring in the 5-0 away win, and then went on to set-up two more goals. And [...]

Transfer Talk

Man City consider £7m move for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma

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French teenager Kurt Zouma is reported to be a £7m transfer target for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini The St Etienne centre-back has been earmarked as the young pretender who could help City avoid the defensive injury crises that seem to befall them quite regularly while also providing competition for Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastastic.

Manchester City offer to triple Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United wages

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Manchester City plan to offer Adnan Januzaj a big money deal to quit rivals Manchester United. Reports in the Metro suggest City plan to take advantage of the 18-year-old stalling over a new contract by offering him a £45,000-a-week deal to move across Manchester. That would triple his current United salary.

Arsenal tracking Austrian youngster Martin Hinteregger

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Arsenal and Juventus are among the teams keeping tabs on Red Bull Salzburg's Martin Hinteregger. The young defender, comfortable at left-back or centre-back, has featured in nine league games already this season for table-topping Salzburg and is not a fixture in the first-team. The 21-year-old has caught the eye of some of Europe's top clubs [.

Arsenal and Juventus battle for Basel defender Fabian Schar

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Juventus and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head in their efforts to sign Basel centre-back Fabian Schar. The 21-year-old has caught the eye with his performances at the back for the Swiss side, not least with a great display in last week's victory over Chelsea. He only joined them from minnows FC Wil last year, [.

Manchester City increase scouting of Udinese forward Piotr Zielinski

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Manchester City are stepping up their scouting ahead of a possible January move for Udinese youngster Piotr Zielinski. The 19-year-old has scored three goals in five caps for Poland, and has impressed Manuel Pellegrini with his handful of appearances for Udinese's first team. The Chilean is increasing City's monitoring of the striker, who only signed [.

Arsenal tracking Inter Milan youngster Patrick Olsen

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Inter Milan's young midfielder Patrick Olsen is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to Italian media reports. The Denmark Under-21 star was only signed from Brondby earlier this year, but Arsene Wenger is keen to move him on once again. The Gunners have not made a bid for the 19-year-old, but have been scouting the [.

Juventus’ ex-Man Utd youngster Paul Pogba ‘rejected Arsenal and Chelsea’

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Juventus youngster Paul Pogba says he turned rejected the advances of Arsenal or Chelsea in the summer. The former Manchester United player claims his love of Juventus meant he only ever wanted to stay in Serie A. He told Sky Sports Italia: "Were there other clubs chasing me? Yes, but I had my mind only [.

Manchester United tracking Sheffield United youngster Harry Maguire

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Manchester United are lining up Sheffield United centre-back Harry Maguire as a long-term replacement for Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand. Media reports today suggest that the champions have been scouting the 20-year-old since last season when Sir Alex Ferguson was taking an interest. The 6ft 4in defender is rated at £4m, but that might rise [.

Newcastle made deadline day enquiry for Blackpool’s Thomas Ince

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Newcastle made an enquiry about England Under-21 winger Thomas Ince on transfer deadline day. Reports in the Mail on Sunday suggest the Magpies approached Blackpool about buying the son of their manager Paul Ince. But the deal was vetoed before it got anywhere by people within the Toon's "management team" who were not convinced a [.

Wigan and Watford lead race for Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah

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Wigan and Watford are the favourites to secure Chelsea starlet Nathaniel Chalobah on loan for the season. The 19-year-old earned rave reviews with his performances for the Hornets last season, prompting Jose Mourinho to scout him in the Championship playoff final before he had been officially confirmed as the new Chelsea manager.

Arsenal linked with Schalke youngster Julian Draxler

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Schalke wonderkid Julian Draxler is reported be the latest name to be added to Arsenal's last-minute shopping list. Arsene Wenger is still yet to make a signing of note this summer and is now being linked with a last-ditch bid for the young German midfielder. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis is believed to be the driving [.

Who Are Ya? Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Christian Eriksen Age: 21 Position: Attacking midfielder Signed from: Ajax Fee: £11.5m Did you know? Eriksen was born in the brilliantly named Danish town of Middelfart. What's the deal? Spurs appear to have rounded off their summer business with the £11.

Liverpool hit transfer fee deadlock over defenders Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool are struggling in their attempts to bring at least one new defender to the club after deal for both their targets ran into problems. The Reds wanted to pay £6m to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori, but the Portuguese side are demanding £17m for the 20-year-old. That's despite the fact that the youngster [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s hoping to sign new defender

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is hoping to bring in another defender before the transfer window closes. The Reds boss feels Sebastian Coates' knee injury has left his squad light at the back and is preparing to dip back into the transfer market. If he secures one of his targets he will [.

Could Spurs chairman Daniel Levy get away with selling Kenny McEvoy to Real Madrid for £93m?

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Hahaha "@Madrid_2020_: #parecidosrazonables @GarethBale11 vs. @KennyMcEvoy pic.twitter.com/eUW39rMfZ6" Kenny Mcevoy (@KennyMcevoy) August 1, 2013 Daniel Levy has tried every trick in the book to keep hold of Gareth Bale this summer, but it looks like just a matter of time before the Welshman moves to Real Madrid.

Man Utd target Southampton’s Luke Shaw as an alternative to Everton’s Leighton Baines

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Manchester United are being linked with a £10m move for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw if Everton refuse to sell Leighton Baines to them. The champions' "derisory" £12m bid for Baines has not endeared them to Everton. The Toffees could now make a point of refusing to sell the England full-back to former manager David Moyes.

Man City and Chelsea join Arsenal in the race for PSV Eindhoven’s Zakaria Bakkali

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Manchester City and Chelsea are the latest Premier League clubs to be linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali. Arsenal had previously been reported to be interested in a double swoop for the 17-year-old and his PSV team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum and were the frontrunners to complete his signing.

Videos

Video: Chelsea youngster Thorgen Hazard scores two for Zulte Waregem

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Chelsea loanee Thorgen Hazard helped current side Zulte Waregem to a 4-2 win over Lokeren yesterday. Eden's younger brother bagged the opening two goals of the game after benefiting from a couple of goalkeeping errors.

West Ham won’t be widening doors for ex-Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison’s big head

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They might be preparing for a move to the Olympic Stadium, where no doubt the doorways and corridors are a bit wider than Upton Park, but West Ham will not be widening them any further to accommodate Ravel Morrison's big head. Manager Sam Allardyce says he is working hard to keep the former Manchester United [.

Video: Adam Morgan’s sensational long-range strike (Liverpool U21 vs Man City U21)

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Xabi who? Liverpool youngster Adam Morgan took Reds supporters back to a certain Senor Alonso's time at the club with this 45-yard wonder goal for the under-21 side against Manchester City.

Video: Man Utd youngster Jesse Lingard scores four goals on loan at Birmingham

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Jesse Lingard was one of the Manchester United youngsters to earn rave reviews from supporters during pre-season. He's now gone out on loan to Birmingham to get regular first-team football and he marked his debut by scoring an incredible four goals. The 20-year-old scored a 14-minute hat-trick in the first-half against Sheffield Wednesday.

Video: Former Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison scores for West Ham vs Man Utd

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West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison scored his first Premier League goal in today's game against Everton. The 20-year-old was once considered one of Manchester United's brightest prospects before his bad boy reputation convinced the champions to sell him. He has hardly set the world alight since moving to the Hammers and was loaned out to [.

Video: Man Utd youngster Adnan Januzaj highlights vs Crystal Palace

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All eyes were on the Manchester United bench today for the game against Crystal Palace. While the Old Trafford faithful were expecting to see new signing Marouane Fellaini make an impact as a substitute, it was youngster Adnan Januzaj who stole the show. The 18-year-old put in an excellent performance to win rave reviews from [.

Video: Liverpool youngster Andre Wisdom sent-off for kicking out (Finland U21 1-1 England U21

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http://youtu.be/QGDusbmCoew?t=3m35s Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom was shown a red card while captaining England Under-21s last night. The Reds right-back kicked out at a Finnish opponent right in front of the referee with 16 minutes remaining in last night's 1-1 draw. A free-kick had already been awarded against Wisdom when showing that his surname might [.

Video: Man Utd’s Nick Powell nearly breaks the net in England U21 training

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Manchester United youngster Nick Powell smashed home a powerful half-volley during England Under-21 training. The former Crewe player's sweetly struck shot was captured by the FA's cameras. The 19-year-old has just joined Wigan on loan for the season.

Michael Carrick says Everton’s Ross Barkley and Spurs’ Andros Townsend have impressed him

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he has been impressed by Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend during England training. Everton midfielder Barkley and Tottenham youngster Townsend both received their first call-ups for England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine, and Carrick says both players have caught his eye.

Video: Andre Schurrle sings Usher for Chelsea TV

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Chelsea new boy Andre Schurrle was on the club's official TV channel last night along with fellow summer signing Marco Van Ginkel. When Dutch youngster Van Ginkel kindly revealed that he is new mate is a decent singer, Schurrle was put on the spot and invited to show off his vocal skills. The 22-year-old obliged [.

Video: Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah scores skillful goal in England U21 training

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Nat Chalobah showed off his skills in front of the cameras at England Under-21s' training sessions yesterday. The Chelsea youngster showed excellent close control to jink past two defenders before dinking a shot into the back of the net. Promising signs for Blues supporters as Chalobah looks to make his mark on Jose Mourinho's first-team [.

Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger tells Serge Gnabry to take his big chance

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Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal youngster to take advantage of the "fantastic opportunity" to establish himself as a first-team regular. Injuries to Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain have presented the 18-year-old with the chance to get some game-time under his belt. The German youngster featured in last weekend's victory against Stoke, and Wenger wants [.

Photo: Mesut Ozil stands on a chair for his Arsenal initiation

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Even £42.4m signings cannot sidestep age-old football rituals like forcing the new boy to sing a song. Mesut Ozil performed his Arsenal initiation by standing on a chair and belting out a tune. The moment was snapped by youngster Chuba Akpom, although the striker didn't reveal what Ozil had sung.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the quality of the match is more important than transfer talk

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Arsene Wenger has dismissed the whirlwind of transfer speculation surround Arsenal saying that tomorrow night's match against Fenerbahce is what really matters. The Gunners have been linked, unsuccessfully, with a series of targets over the summer. The latest player to be targeted by the north London club is Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.

Chelsea

GIF It: Marco Van Ginkel’s nasty knee twist (Swindon vs Chelsea)

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Chelsea youngster Marco Van Ginkel had to be subbed inside the first 10 minutes of tonight's Capital One Cup clash with Swindon after this nasty looking twist of his knee.

Highly-rated Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake signs new five-year deal

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Chelsea starlet Nathan Ake has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at the club. And he's posted a photograph of him signing the deal on Instagram for you all to see. He wrote: "Happy to have signed a new 5 year contract." The 18-year-old found himself on the fringes of Rafa Benitez's [...]

The Rest

Man Utd’s Wilfried Zaha is bored in Manchester

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Wilfried Zaha has only been in Manchester for a few months but he's already bored. The former Crystal Palace youngster has left the bright lights of south London for the north-west. And he is struggling to find entertainment since his big move to Manchester United. He wrote on Twitter: "Rather bored.