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Reports out of Manchester indicate that United may look to cut their losses quickly by selling last summer's major acquisition, Marouane Fellaini, for around £15m this summer.

Such a sale would be a shocking (but probably wise) admission that Fellaini was always going to be a poor fit at United. In taking a loss in excess of £10m for a player who should still be in his prime won't be easy to swallow for CEO Ed Woodward who came under harsh criticism last summer for his ineffectiveness in the transfer market. The rumor goes on to mention Everton's James McCarthy as a potential replacement and Tom Cleverley possibly going to the Toffees for McCarthy. Hardly an inspiring set of proposed transactions if you're a United supporter.
Fri, May 23, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Huddersfield Town has confirmed goalkeeper Luke Coddington has completed a permanent move to League 1 side Northampton Town.

The 22-year-old joins Northampton Town on two-year deal after just one season at at the John Smith Stadium. While Coddington leaves on a free transfer, Town and the League 1 side did agree to a future sell-on fee. During his year with the Huddersfield the 'keeper failed to make a single competitive first-team appearance for the Terriers and spent time on loan at National League side AFC Wrexham. Coddington's departure means Ryan Schofield will now compete with Joel Coleman for the backup role behind number one Jonas Lossl.
Aug 17 - 3:12 PM

Manuel Lanzini has been ruled out of West Ham's trip to Southampton this weekend but is in line to return for Week 3 against Newcastle.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic had hoped that Lanzini would be ready to make his season debut at Southampton but the trip to the St. Mary's Stadium has come too soon for the Argentine playmaker. However, Bilic revealed the 24-year-old is expected to return to full training next week with a view to be ready for the club's trip to St James' Park. Speaking ahead of Saturday's match at Southampton, BIlic said: "Manu is training individually and he is joining us on Monday, so we are going to have a full squad back for the Newcastle game." With Lanzini unavailable for Week 2, Edimilson Fernandez and Andre Ayew will be in contention for another start, while Michail Antonio will also be in the conversation after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Aug 17 - 2:28 PM

While Michail Antonio is ready to return to action against Southampton, Saturday's fixture at the St Mary's Stadium has come too soon for midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate and center forward Andy Carroll.

Though neither player will be fit for Week 2, manager Slaven Bilic has revealed the pair were back in full training this week and are in line to return to the squad at Newcastle next Saturday. Kouyate has been out since the start of the pre-season because of a knee problem, while Carroll has been working his way back from a hip injury that has sidelined him since April. This means Mark Noble and Perdo Obiang are expected to start as defensive midfielders, with Javier Hernandez to hold his place upfront against Southampton. Said Bilic on Thursday: "We will have Mikey back 100 per cent for this game [at Southampton], but for Cheikhou and for Andy, it’s a bit too early, I think."
Aug 17 - 2:38 PM

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has declared that midfielder Francis Coquelin has recovered sufficiently from his pre-season ankle injury to be included in the side for the Week 2 match against Stoke City.

Coquelin picked up a relatively minor ankle injury during the pre-season but appears to have recovered from that injury. It seems that, regardless of his health, he is currently considered a reserve at the base of midfield behind Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey. He may be behind Mohamed Elneny in the pecking order as well but that is less clear. The expectation should be that Coquelin only starts in the event of an injury to either Xhaka or Ramsey and that he will likely be used to close out matches where Xhaka has picked up a yellow card heading into the final 20 or 30 minutes.
Source: arsenal.com
Aug 17 - 1:39 PM

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that winger Michail Antonio will return to the squad for Saturday's trip to Southampton.

Antonio will be welcomed back in Bilic's squad after recovering from a hamstring injured suffered at the end of last season, which forced him to miss four-and-a-half months of action. The England international missed last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Manchester United but has since returned to fitness having come through his appearance for the Under-23s last Friday unscathed. "Michail is back, he is fit, he played for the Under-23s last week on the Friday when we played Manchester United on the Sunday, which was part of the plan," Bilic said in his press conference on Thursday. He did 90 minutes on a big pitch in the Under-23s and then he came back to train with us and he looks good and he looks ready." While it's unclear whether or not Antonio will start at Southampton, his return to fitness is major boost for the Hammers and fantasy managers alike.
Aug 17 - 2:11 PM

Arsene Wenger, speaking ahead of Arsenal's Week 2 match against Stoke City, declared that Shkodran Mustafi will be in the squad after missing out on the opening weekend.

The Germany international has been slow to get up to speed after his summer exertions for his country at the Confederations Cup. Only recently back at full training, Mustafi has now been declared fit enough to be in the squad for the match-up against the Potters. Whether "in the squad" ends up meaning starting or on the bench remains to be seen. With Laurent Koscielny still serving the final match of his suspension and Gabriel off to Valencia, Wenger might be inclined to push Mustafi a little harder than he otherwise would, especially in light of the three goals conceded to Leicester City in Week 1.
Source: arsenal.com
Aug 17 - 1:34 PM

Arsenal are set to start trimming their squad with Gabriel poised to join Valencia on a permanent deal for a transfer fee of £10m.

It never quite worked out for Gabriel at the Emirates. He had his chances to establish himself as injuries to Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, and Shkodran Mustafi opened the door. As Gabriel failed to capitalize on those opportunities he was passed in the center back pecking order by Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, and even Nacho Monreal who seems to be moving infield after playing most of his career as a left back. The move will allow the Gunners to salvage approximately 2/3rds of the fee they spent on the player two and a half seasons ago.
Source: The Mirror
Aug 17 - 11:32 AM

After months of rumors and negotiations, Everton got its man in a move for Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The 27-year-old joins the Toffees on a five-year contract in a club-record £45 million move after seeing their original bid of £40 million rejected. The move for Sigurdsson brings the club's summer spending total to £145 million, much of it funded by the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. The Icelandic playmaker is coming off one of the best seasons of his career after recording nine goals and 13 assists for the Swans. Said Sigurdsson: "Hopefully I will continue to create goals and score goals for the team and contribute to the kind of success we’re seeking at the Club. This is an ambitious club and it is clear we are moving in a really good direction. The most important thing is that this team keeps winning games and climbing the table - and does that throughout the season. For myself, I would like to score as many goals as possible and create as many goals for my teammates as I can."
Aug 17 - 3:41 AM

Manchester City is close to having its full side back and healthy with Ilkay Gundogan nearing a return from injury.

The German international has not played a single game in 2017 after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury in December. But Gundogan played 20 minutes against Girona in a friendly on Tuesday as he nears his return. The former Borussia Dortmund signing is targeting the September international break as his full return, which would be a massive boost for Pep Guardiola's side: "I was out for eight months so there is no reason to rush now. When I feel good, ready and safe, I'm ready to play and try - as today. That's also the target for the next weeks. "There's an international beak in the next two weeks so plenty of time still to use that for training and maybe more games if that's possible. Hopefully after that break I will be ready to join the team fully. I want to be there when my manager and my teammates need me."
Aug 17 - 3:54 AM

Eddie Howe wouldn’t be drawn on whether Bournemouth would be dipping into the transfer market again after Simon Francis pulled up with a hamstring problem during the 1-0 defeat at West Brom.

Speaking after the game, Howe said "we need to see how bad [the injury] is" before deciding on whether to bring in reinforcements. The Cherries do have cover with Adam Smith expected to come in at right-back, although Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Tyrone Mings, Marc Wilson and Baily Cargill all capable of playing at centre-back if the gaffer fancies a change of formation. However, with only two weeks of the summer window remaining, Howe may look to bring in extra cover. Elsewhere, Callum Wilson is making "good progress" following a spell with world-renowned rehabilitation expert Bill Knowles in America. "He will begin to start his work with our fitness coaches very soon, so we can move away from the physios, which will be a really nice step for Callum to take and shows he is on the road to coming back to full training."
Aug 17 - 5:07 AM

Sandro has emerged as a doubt for Everton’s Europa League playoff clash with Hadjuk Spilt.

Speaking to media on Wednesday, Ronald Koeman revealed his summer signing from Malaga could miss the European game after picking up a heel injury in the win over Stoke, although his involvement at the Etihad this weekend is not in doubt: "He did not train on Wednesday and if it is not better, he will not play. It is not really serious, the question is more yes or no for tomorrow - but, normally, there will be no question for Monday’s game against Manchester City." However, the news wasn’t so good regarding teammate Ross Barkley with some reports now suggesting that the wantaway star could go under the knife after suffering a serious hamstring injury. It could mean up-to 3 months on the sidelines and scupper any potential move during this transfer window. Koeman wouldn’t be drawn on speculation revealing the player would undergo further tests to determine the extent of the problem.
Aug 17 - 5:52 AM





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