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West Bromwich Albion are set to sign England international defender Joleon Lescott.

Lescott was allowed to leave Manchester City when his contract expired last month, but he still has a lot to offer and would be a fine free transfer for a mid-table Premier League side. Stoke and Hull had been rumoured to be leading the chase for the defender, but West Brom are now being reported as favourites to seal a deal by BBC Sport. Lescott previously worked with new West Brom head coach Alan Irvine at Everton and is familiar with the club's backroom staff from his time with Wolves.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Brighton and Republic or Ireland defender Shane Duffy has signed a new contract with the club.

Duffy has signed a four year deal which will keep him at the AMEX until 2021. Duffy signed for Brighton for a club record £4 million fee from Blackburn Rovers, going on to partner club stalwart Lewis Dunk in the heart of the promotion winning defence.

Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Lewis Dunk has signed a new long-term contract which signs him to the club until 2022.

Dunk made his first-team debut in 2011 for the club, and bar a short loan spell he has spent his whole professional career there. He has contributed to Brighton's rise up the top three tiers of English football. He will be hoping he can bounce back from scoring an own-goal in Brighton's first ever Premier League game against Man City last weekend by helping his team survive this season.

Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert has signed a new five year contract with the club.

The new deal will keep the former Leicester man at the AMEX until 2022. Knockaert signed for Brighton in January 2016 and has been clinical for the Seagulls, scoring 20 times in just 65 league games as well as creating many chances for his teammates. He is currently the Championship Player of the Season after driving his side to promotion last term. Knockaert may get his first PL start for Brighton this weekend at the grounds of his former club Leicester after spending another week recovering from an ankle injury suffered in pre-season. The Frenchman played for just 13 minutes against Man City last weekend after coming on as a sub.

Brighton are one step closer to having new signing Jose Izquierdo playing for the club.

Brighton agreed a club record fee, believed to be £13.5m with Belgian side Club Brugge to sign Izquierdo. The club have now announced that they have to get international clearance for the move. When the deal was first announced by Hughton, he said: "Jose is someone we have been aware of for sometime and has been one of the stand-out players in the Belgian league over the past three year. He's been an exciting player for Club Brugge and in the season he helped the club win the title in 2015-16 he was also Belgium's Player of the Year." The left-winger could yet be in Brighton's squad to face Leicester on Saturday.

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond has said that he "didn't believe how attacking" the team could be.

Last season, the Saints broadly disappointed mostly due to their inability to score, a fact underlined by the side scoring just 17 goals in 19 home games last season - a tally bettered by all but Sunderland. Redmond admitted that the team were "hesitant" at times last season, explaining that he knows he was. "There was a period at the start of the season when I was a bit more free flowing and had a stint towards Christmas when I was a bit hesitant." He went on to point out the EFL Cup Final defeat as a point where the side lost confidence. Redmond himself stated that he aims to reach double-figures for goals scored in the league this year after notching up seven last term. He said that new manager Mauricio Pellegrino has built "belief and confidence" within the squad and he expects the Saints' goal hoodoo to end soon.
Aug 17 - 7:54 PM

Brighton midfielder Izzy Brown, on loan from Chelsea, will not be available for selection by Chris Hughton this weekend.

The Seagulls' second ever Premier League game and first on the road takes them to Leicester but Brown will not be there owing to a hamstring injury. The youngster spent the last week at his parent club being assessed but will now return to Brighton to continue his recovery. Defensive midfielder Beram Kayal and forward Sam Baldock are also sidelined this weekend. However, the good news for the club is that Anthony Knockaert may be fit to start against his former club after coming off the bench for 13 minutes last weekend.
Source: The Argus
Aug 17 - 5:36 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 make the starting XI at Southampton, he will be in contention to displace Edmilson Fernandez on right wing. Meanwhile, Andre Ayew will likely operate on the left with Marko Arnautovic in the middle.
Aug 17 - 2:11 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, Andre Ayew will be in contention for another star on the left wing, while Michail Antonio could start on the right after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Aug 17 - 2:28 PM

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

Virgil Van Dijk is still training away from Southampton first team and refuses to back down from the transfer request he lodged last week.

When asked about the ongoing mess in a press conference, Mauricio Pellegrino said: "The Virgil situation nothing has changed. It is the same like last week. I don’t have anything to say." On Wednesday, club chairman Ralph Krueger said that it was key for Southampton to hold firm on the issue to make a statement so that the world knew they are no longer a selling club. "It’s not about him, it’s about an overall much, much, much bigger picture – a change of course for Southampton," he explained. Van Dijk has not appeared for The Saints since January when he suffered a season ending injury. His absence from professional football has now begun to clearly affect his career, with the centre-back now being dropped from The Netherland's international squad. In the same press conference, Pellegrino confirmed that his squad has a clean bill of health ahead of West Ham's visit to St Mary's on Saturday for PL GW2.
Aug 17 - 3:28 PM

Leicester City midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Vicente Iborra did not take part in training on Thursday.

With just two days remaining until Leicester's first home match of the season against Brighton, there was no sign of either midfielder in a video of the Foxes training on Thursday. While Drinkwater (thigh) and Iborra (groin) both missed out on the 4-3 defeat to Arsenal through injury, manager Craig Shakespeare had said ahead of Week 1 they could be fit to return against the Seagulls. Should Shakespeare reveal at tomorrow's press conference Drinkwater and Iborra will be unavailable this weekend, Matty James could be handed another start alongside Wilfred Ndidi in central midfield.
Aug 17 - 3:31 PM





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