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  • Jonny Evans is anticipating no issues when he returns to West Brom next week following a transfer deadline day which left his admirers frustrated. Northern Ireland centre-back Evans, 29, was of interest to Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester in the recent window but the Baggies fended off approaches for their captain and were able to hang on to him as the time reached 11pm on Thursday night.Evans was in San Marino at that point preparing for a qualifier that Northern Ireland won 3-0 on Friday evening, and he will remain with Michael O'Neill's team in Belfast for Monday's home clash with Czech Republic.Once he has played in that, Evans will return to The Hawthorns rather than any new club destinations and expects to discuss his situation with Albion boss Tony Pulis, with the defender hopeful he can just pick up where he left off."I don't really know much of what went on because I've been away on international duty," he said of his saga."You try to focus ..

    Jonny Evans not expecting issues on return to West Brom following transfer saga

    Jonny Evans is anticipating no issues when he returns to West Brom next week following a transfer deadline day which left his admirers frustrated. Northern Ireland centre-back Evans, 29, was of interest to Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester in the recent window but the Baggies fended off approaches for their captain and were able to hang on to him as the time reached 11pm on Thursday night.Evans was in San Marino at that point preparing for a qualifier that Northern Ireland won 3-0 on Friday evening, and he will remain with Michael O'Neill's team in Belfast for Monday's home clash with Czech Republic.Once he has played in that, Evans will return to The Hawthorns rather than any new club destinations and expects to discuss his situation with Albion boss Tony Pulis, with the defender hopeful he can just pick up where he left off."I don't really know much of what went on because I've been away on international duty," he said of his saga."You try to focus ..
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  • A disgruntled Rafael Benitez is rolling up his sleeves and preparing to do what he does best after his Newcastle masterplan failed to materialise. The 57-year-old Spaniard headed for his bed on Thursday evening with the summer transfer window having closed without the level of strengthening he believes was both necessary and possible in the wake of his ultimately successful mission to drag the club back into the Premier League at the first attempt.Benitez's displeasure, of course, was no secret, with the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss having been keen to impress upon anyone who cared to listen for several weeks that the Magpies' summer recruitment drive was in danger of coming up significantly short.Indeed, it is a measure of his annoyance with the way the club's business has been conducted despite his submission of a blueprint complete with named and, in his opinion, attainable targets back in May that he has been touted as a possible replacement for Slaven Bi..

    Benitez masterplan goes unfulfilled as Newcastle fail to land transfer targets

    A disgruntled Rafael Benitez is rolling up his sleeves and preparing to do what he does best after his Newcastle masterplan failed to materialise. The 57-year-old Spaniard headed for his bed on Thursday evening with the summer transfer window having closed without the level of strengthening he believes was both necessary and possible in the wake of his ultimately successful mission to drag the club back into the Premier League at the first attempt.Benitez's displeasure, of course, was no secret, with the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss having been keen to impress upon anyone who cared to listen for several weeks that the Magpies' summer recruitment drive was in danger of coming up significantly short.Indeed, it is a measure of his annoyance with the way the club's business has been conducted despite his submission of a blueprint complete with named and, in his opinion, attainable targets back in May that he has been touted as a possible replacement for Slaven Bi..
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  • Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho could all seal big-money moves on what promises to be a dramatic final day of the Premier League transfer window.Sanchez's future has been in doubt for the best part of a year but losing the Chilean so late in the summer, with little chance of finding a replacement, would be a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal supporters.Particularly damaging would be to sell to a title rival and while Manchester City is his most likely destination, it is not difficult to imagine Chelsea and Manchester United joining the bidding should Arsenal indicate a willingness to negotiate.Chelsea's spending power could be significantly bolstered too if they can find a buyer for the sidelined Costa, whose preferred move to Atletico Madrid has been complicated by the Spanish club's current transfer ban.Antonio Conte's eagerness to shift the striker out of Stamford Bridge could offer a suitor the chance for a bargain or at the very least an ..

    Sanchez, Costa and Coutinho among those in spotlight on transfer deadline day

    Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho could all seal big-money moves on what promises to be a dramatic final day of the Premier League transfer window.Sanchez's future has been in doubt for the best part of a year but losing the Chilean so late in the summer, with little chance of finding a replacement, would be a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal supporters.Particularly damaging would be to sell to a title rival and while Manchester City is his most likely destination, it is not difficult to imagine Chelsea and Manchester United joining the bidding should Arsenal indicate a willingness to negotiate.Chelsea's spending power could be significantly bolstered too if they can find a buyer for the sidelined Costa, whose preferred move to Atletico Madrid has been complicated by the Spanish club's current transfer ban.Antonio Conte's eagerness to shift the striker out of Stamford Bridge could offer a suitor the chance for a bargain or at the very least an ..
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  • Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to "formalise his transfer to his new club", the Algerian Football Federation has announced.Leicester winger Mahrez has expressed a desire to leave the King Power Stadium and has been linked with a host of clubs over the summer, with Roma having already had three bids rejected for the 26-year-old, the third being £32million.The likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are also reported to be interested in Mahrez, who was PFA Player of the Year in 2016 after playing a key role in Leicester's shock Premier League title win that season.Mahrez has been with the Algeria squad preparing for their upcoming World Cup qualifying double-header with Zambia, but the FAF has given him the green light to resolve his club future before the transfer deadline.A statement on www.faf.dz read: " Leicester City's Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who is currently with the national team..

    Mahrez released by Algeria to ‘formalise transfer to new club’

    Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to "formalise his transfer to his new club", the Algerian Football Federation has announced.Leicester winger Mahrez has expressed a desire to leave the King Power Stadium and has been linked with a host of clubs over the summer, with Roma having already had three bids rejected for the 26-year-old, the third being £32million.The likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are also reported to be interested in Mahrez, who was PFA Player of the Year in 2016 after playing a key role in Leicester's shock Premier League title win that season.Mahrez has been with the Algeria squad preparing for their upcoming World Cup qualifying double-header with Zambia, but the FAF has given him the green light to resolve his club future before the transfer deadline.A statement on www.faf.dz read: " Leicester City's Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who is currently with the national team..
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  • Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho will be among those waiting anxiously by their phones on what is set to be a dramatic final day of the Premier League transfer window.Sanchez's future has been in doubt for the best part of a year but losing the Chilean so late in the summer, with little chance of finding a replacement, would be a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal supporters.Particularly damaging would be to sell to a title rival and while Manchester City is his most likely destination, it is not difficult to imagine Chelsea and Manchester United joining the bidding should Arsenal indicate a willingness to negotiate.Chelsea's spending power could be significantly bolstered too if they can find a buyer for the sidelined Costa, whose preferred move to Atletico Madrid has been complicated by the Spanish club's current transfer ban.Antonio Conte's eagerness to shift the troublesome striker out of Stamford Bridge could offer a brave suitor the chance..

    Which big-name Premier League players could make transfer deadline day moves?

    Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho will be among those waiting anxiously by their phones on what is set to be a dramatic final day of the Premier League transfer window.Sanchez's future has been in doubt for the best part of a year but losing the Chilean so late in the summer, with little chance of finding a replacement, would be a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal supporters.Particularly damaging would be to sell to a title rival and while Manchester City is his most likely destination, it is not difficult to imagine Chelsea and Manchester United joining the bidding should Arsenal indicate a willingness to negotiate.Chelsea's spending power could be significantly bolstered too if they can find a buyer for the sidelined Costa, whose preferred move to Atletico Madrid has been complicated by the Spanish club's current transfer ban.Antonio Conte's eagerness to shift the troublesome striker out of Stamford Bridge could offer a brave suitor the chance..
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  • Danny Drinkwater has submitted a transfer request to Leicester, Press Association Sport understands.The midfielder, 27, is a transfer target for Chelsea amid manager Antonio Conte's pursuit of a replacement for Nemanja Matic.Last summer he signed a new contract to commit his future to the club until 2021, but having acted could yet force a departure before Thursday's conclusion of the summer transfer window. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Danny Drinkwater submits transfer request at Leicester

    Danny Drinkwater has submitted a transfer request to Leicester, Press Association Sport understands.The midfielder, 27, is a transfer target for Chelsea amid manager Antonio Conte's pursuit of a replacement for Nemanja Matic.Last summer he signed a new contract to commit his future to the club until 2021, but having acted could yet force a departure before Thursday's conclusion of the summer transfer window. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Its just one day until the transfer window closes and the rumour mill is cranking up nicely.Everton have reportedly rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for Ross Barkley. Tottenham are keeping a close eye on developments and are expected to make their move tomorrow.Spurs are also set to sign Paris St Germain defender Serge Aurier for £23m, according to The Guardian.The future of Philippe Coutinho is less certain. Liverpool have maintained that he won't be sold during this transfer window, but a £150m offer from Barcelona may well be accepted if they can sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco for a reported £75m. Elsewhere, Inter Milan are keen to sign Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, while Alexis Sanchez could still be off to Man City despite their latest £50m bid being rejected by the Gunners. Source: DSG Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Wednesday transfer rumours

    Its just one day until the transfer window closes and the rumour mill is cranking up nicely.Everton have reportedly rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for Ross Barkley. Tottenham are keeping a close eye on developments and are expected to make their move tomorrow.Spurs are also set to sign Paris St Germain defender Serge Aurier for £23m, according to The Guardian.The future of Philippe Coutinho is less certain. Liverpool have maintained that he won't be sold during this transfer window, but a £150m offer from Barcelona may well be accepted if they can sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco for a reported £75m. Elsewhere, Inter Milan are keen to sign Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, while Alexis Sanchez could still be off to Man City despite their latest £50m bid being rejected by the Gunners. Source: DSG Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Roy Keane has claimed former team-mate Ryan Giggs would be worth £2billion in today's "mind-boggling" transfer market as clubs rake in massive fees for "average" players.The Republic of Ireland assistant manager admitted his surprise at some of the figures which have been paid this summer, with Paris St Germain forking out a staggering £200million for Neymar and preparing to invest heavily once again in Monaco's Kylian Mbappe.However, it is the prices which have been paid for players lower down the food chain which have surprised Keane.He said: "It's mind-boggling, the figures that are out there - especially for the average players. If ever there was a time to be a professional player it's now. Average players are going for £35million. My goodness."I don't really analyse it too much, but that's the market place at the moment. There aren't many top players out there. The really big players are going for big money and it's filtering down now."..

    Transfer fees commanded by average players are ‘mind-boggling’, says Roy Keane

    Roy Keane has claimed former team-mate Ryan Giggs would be worth £2billion in today's "mind-boggling" transfer market as clubs rake in massive fees for "average" players.The Republic of Ireland assistant manager admitted his surprise at some of the figures which have been paid this summer, with Paris St Germain forking out a staggering £200million for Neymar and preparing to invest heavily once again in Monaco's Kylian Mbappe.However, it is the prices which have been paid for players lower down the food chain which have surprised Keane.He said: "It's mind-boggling, the figures that are out there - especially for the average players. If ever there was a time to be a professional player it's now. Average players are going for £35million. My goodness."I don't really analyse it too much, but that's the market place at the moment. There aren't many top players out there. The really big players are going for big money and it's filtering down now."..
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  • The summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Thursday, August 31, but there is still plenty of time for clubs to get late deals done. Here, Press Association Sport looks at who has done what so far in the summer market, and who is still looking. ARSENALWho have they signed?The Gunners smashed their transfer record to recruit France striker Alexandre Lacazette for a reported £52.7million. They also scored a bargain with the free transfer arrival of Bosnian left-back Sead Kolasinac from Bundesliga side Schalke. What do they still need? Arsene Wenger's side has had its soft core exposed early in the season. The Frenchman could do with a tough-tackling midfield destroyer to add some steel, in addition to another defender. BOURNEMOUTH Who have they signed? Striker Jermain Defoe returned to the Cherries after 16 years away following his free transfer from relegated Sunderland, while goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and defender Nathan Ake both joined from champions Chelsea for a c..

    How have the Premier League clubs fared so far in the summer transfer window?

    The summer transfer window closes at 11pm on Thursday, August 31, but there is still plenty of time for clubs to get late deals done. Here, Press Association Sport looks at who has done what so far in the summer market, and who is still looking. ARSENALWho have they signed?The Gunners smashed their transfer record to recruit France striker Alexandre Lacazette for a reported £52.7million. They also scored a bargain with the free transfer arrival of Bosnian left-back Sead Kolasinac from Bundesliga side Schalke. What do they still need? Arsene Wenger's side has had its soft core exposed early in the season. The Frenchman could do with a tough-tackling midfield destroyer to add some steel, in addition to another defender. BOURNEMOUTH Who have they signed? Striker Jermain Defoe returned to the Cherries after 16 years away following his free transfer from relegated Sunderland, while goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and defender Nathan Ake both joined from champions Chelsea for a c..
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  • Head coach Antonio Conte reiterated his commitment to Chelsea before making a further request for reinforcements ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline. The Italian belatedly signed an improved contract, but not an extension, in July and there have been persistent murmurs of behind-the-scenes friction.Conte has spoken of the need to add to his thin squad and did so again after Sunday's 2-0 Premier League win over Everton.But he is adamant he will not walk out if the champions fall short of recruiting the players he wants before Thursday's deadline."I'm totally committed to the club," Conte said."I'm a coach, I'm not a manager. The best of my work is on the pitch, to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team."When you want to strengthen your squad you have to give your opinion and speak with your club."Then the club go to the transfer market and try to solve the situation, try to help us."Sometimes it's possible, sometimes it's n..

    Antonio Conte committed to Chelsea as club pursue transfer targets

    Head coach Antonio Conte reiterated his commitment to Chelsea before making a further request for reinforcements ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline. The Italian belatedly signed an improved contract, but not an extension, in July and there have been persistent murmurs of behind-the-scenes friction.Conte has spoken of the need to add to his thin squad and did so again after Sunday's 2-0 Premier League win over Everton.But he is adamant he will not walk out if the champions fall short of recruiting the players he wants before Thursday's deadline."I'm totally committed to the club," Conte said."I'm a coach, I'm not a manager. The best of my work is on the pitch, to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team."When you want to strengthen your squad you have to give your opinion and speak with your club."Then the club go to the transfer market and try to solve the situation, try to help us."Sometimes it's possible, sometimes it's n..
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