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Norwich City have signed Nathan Redmond from Birmingham City.

Redmond, a versatile attacker who can play on either wing on "in the hole" behind the striker worked with Norwich City manager Chris Hughton when Hughton managed the Blues. Redmond will give the Canaries depth in attack, and will provide cover for the recently oft-injured Anthony Pilkington, Wes Hoolahan, and Robert Snodgrass.
Source: BBC
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Cody Cropper was released by Southampton following the close of the Premier League campaign.

Cody Cropper arrived at Southampton as a youngster while the club were returning to the Premier League. The club acquired first Artur Boruc and then Frazier Forster while keeping Kelvin Davies and Paulo Gazzaniga on the roster. This left Cropper well down the list of options. With his contract expiring, the club decided not to renew his deal. Cropper, currently competing with the US U23 National Team in the Toulon tournament in France, is rumored to be close to a move to Bristol City.
Source: espnfc.com
May 29 - 9:13 AM

With Manchester United's interest apparently waning, Liverpool have launched a bid for Nathaniel Clyne and had it rejected by Southampton.

With only one year left on his current deal, Nathaniel Clyne could likely be had for a very reasonable sum if the right club comes calling with the right amount of money. Apparently Liverpool and £10 million were not the right combination to persuade Southampton to part with their right back. Liverpool are expected to continue to pursue their interest. Southampton are in a difficult spot as they try to decide whether to let Clyne go and cash in on what value he has remaining or continue to try to convince the player to sign an extension given that no Champions League club seems interested in acquiring Clyne.
May 29 - 9:19 AM

Abel Hernandez has been suspended for the first three matches of next season for a punch thrown at Phil Jones in Hull City's final match of the season.

Whether Hernandez is still with Hull City in the Championship next season remains to be seen but if he is, he will miss out on the club's first three matches. The incident was not seen by any of the match officials during the course of play so it was eligible to be ruled on after the fact. Rumors have the Uruguay international leaving the club over the summer as they look to trim their wage bill for life in the Championship.
Source: espnfc.com
May 28 - 5:01 PM

Steve Harper, Liam Rosenior, Paul McShane, Maynor Figueroa, Yannick Sagbo and Joe Dudgeon were all released by Hull City as the club prepares for life in the Championship.

Harper, who ended the season as Hull City's first choice keeper at the age of 40, was released. Between Harper, Rosenior, McShane and Figueroa the club released veteran players that were probably all on higher wages than feasible for a club that will be dealing with life in the second tier next season. Harper, in particular, showed that he is still a viable reserve and could catch on elsewhere in the league if he chooses to continue his career.
Source: espnfc.com
May 28 - 5:07 PM

Peter Crouch confirmed via social media that his planned surgery to cure a niggling groin issue has been a success with the striker expected to be ready for pre-season training in July.

Crouch delayed going under the knife due to a lack of attacking options and manager Mark Hughes confirmed the 34 year-old wasn’t able to play for more than 20 minutes during the last 2 months of the season. However the former Liverpool target man was able to score against his former club in GW38 – his third goal from bench during this period. Jon Walters is another player Stoke patched up for the run-in, the Republic of Ireland international has been struggling with an ongoing knee issue and will welcome the extended break. Peter Odemwingie is back to full fitness following a ruptured ACL while Bojan Krkic has missed most of this year due to a serious knee ligament injury.
May 28 - 4:50 AM

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster will continue his recovery from a ruptured ACL by taking part in a charity cycle ride from London to Paris, a 500km route spread over 4-days.

Foster has been sidelined since mid-March after damaging knee ligaments during the home win over Stoke and the England stopper is hoping to make a return in October later this year. No stranger to the treatment room this is the third time Foster has torn his anterior cruciate ligament and biking provides the ideal non-weight bearing exercise during rehab. In his absence Boaz Myhill kept 3-clean sheets helping the Baggies to retain their BPL status while earning himself a 12-month contract extension. Youssouf Mulumbu, Chris Baird and Jason Davidson have all been released while Tony Pulis has begun negotiations with Gareth McAuley and Claudio Yacob.
Source: BBC Sport
May 28 - 5:45 AM

Thibaut Courtois has kept 12 clean sheets in his first Premier League season.

Courtois was great in his first year at Chelsea, playing 32 matches and keeping 12 clean sheets in the process. He missed a few games through injury and due to Petr Cech pressuring him for playing time, but with Cech likely on his way out this summer, Courtois is looking at 38 matches next season. With Chelsea's defense bound to be in the top three again next season, Courtois will be a fantastic fantasy choice. He should be the first goalkeeper of the board.
Source: Sky Sports
May 27 - 1:00 PM

Everton are interested in luring Jonny Evans away from Manchester United this summer, and they have a second player in mind should the Northern Irishman target fall through.

Rumor has it that should the Toffees fail to land Evans on a permanent deal, they will then target Tyler Blackett for a loan spell. Everton need to fill the void left by Sylvain Distin. John Stones will likely prefer the Evans plans to fall through if he remains with the club as Evans would surely be a bigger threat to his minutes than Blackett would.
May 27 - 12:19 PM

Nigel Pearson wants Esteban Cambiasso to stay at Leicester next season.

Cambiasso was instrumental to Leicester staying up in the Premier League despite being 35 years of age. The Argentinian midfielder was the team's leader on the pitch and brought much needed experience to a squad not fully familiar with top flight football. He looked good towards the end of the season and seems to have another year left in the tank. If Cambiasso returns, he will be a risky late round pick next season due to a combination of age, lack of goal scoring, and lack of fitness at age 36.
Source: Sky Sports
May 27 - 12:26 PM

Burnley striker Danny Ings will almost certainly be sold this summer and he has plenty of suitors, with Liverpool currently the favorites to land him.

With the Clarets having been relegated, it is only a matter of time before Ings exits Turf Moor. Liverpool will be shopping for a striker, especially if Mario Balotelli and Ricky Lambert are to leave this summer as expected. It is believed Burnley will command a fee between £3-£5million mark. Ings was red hot in the first half of this past season but hit a wall before finally finishing strong.
May 27 - 12:29 PM

Diego Costa became just the fourth Chelsea player to score 20 years in a Premier League campaign, according to Sky Sports and Opta.

Costa was fantastic for Chelsea this season, playing the striker role he knows so well. Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas were both in the top five in chances created and Costa certainly benefit from that. There is very little reason to think Costa will slow down next season and he'll be a first round draft-pick in many fantasy formats. He is 26 years old, Chelsea are only getting better, and the Hazard/Fabregas duo isn't going anywhere. Draft him with upmost confidence.
Source: Sky Sports
May 27 - 12:34 PM




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