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Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has made it known that the club is interested in three big names this summer: Victor Wanyama, Ever Banega, and Leandro Damiao.

Celtic have already accepted a £12m fee for Victor Wanyama but the Saints had problems agreeing personal terms with the player and his agent. Pochettino believes a deal can still be reached but the club is standing their ground. There were rumors that the Saints had made a €20m bid for Damiao, but Internacional are denying those rumors. All three players should be starters for Southampton if they end up with the Saints.
Source: DailyEcho
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed a bit of bittersweet injury news ahead of Friday night's matchup with Crystal Palace.

The Toffees will be without Baines for a second straight week after he missed the loss to Bournemouth last weekend with a hamstring injury. Bryan Oviedo is set to fill in again at left-back after starting last weekend. Said Koeman: "It’s too risky and after tomorrow we have the international break, so we don’t want to take that risk." Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku will start against Palace despite continuing to fight off a toe injury that has bothered him for the past two weeks. "It’s still painful but he did this week’s sessions and will start," Koeman said.
Sep 30 - 6:52 AM

Alan Pardew confirmed Crystal Palace will welcome winger Wilfried Zaha back into the lineup Friday night against Everton.

The former Manchester United man missed last weekend's come-from-behind win against Sunderland with a hamstring injury, as Yohan Cabaye came back into the lineup next to Joe Ledley and James McArthur. The news wasn't all good as the manager revealed Jonathan Benteke will miss the next three months with a knee injury. "Wilfried Zaha is back in the frame after missing the game at Sunderland but we have had a serious knee injury this week to Jonathan Benteke which is going to keep out of action for around three or four months. In training his knee locked when he was doing a finishing drill and he unfortunately needs an operation. It’s a shame for him and us but the group that travelled last week will go up to Everton plus the addition of Wilf."
Sep 30 - 6:56 AM

Jurgen Klopp revealed in his press conference ahead of Liverpool's trip to Swansea City that Divock Origi may not make the squad as the forward copes with a minor foot injury.

It would not put much of a dent in Liverpool's attacking plans should Origi miss out, as the trident of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are fit and locked into the XI, while Klopp is still finding ways to get minutes to Daniel Sturridge before he looks to Origi. We have seen the Reds face an injury crisis a couple of times during Klopp's tenure though, so Origi could be an important piece in the future. The good news is, the foot issue is a minor one, so the Belgian should be back to 100% after the international break.
Sep 29 - 11:22 PM

Francesco Guidolin pulled no punches when asked about his future with Swansea City ahead of their match with Liverpool, accepting the fact that, if he fails to win, he could be out of a job.

Swansea are just one point clear of the relegation zone and have not won since opening day, but to be fair, they have had a very rough run of fixtures since Week 3 and it will continue through Week 8, as they travel to Arsenal after playing the high-flying Reds this weekend. Another factor to consider is just how well the brass at Swansea expected the club to perform when they sold away two of their three key players, Ashley Williams and Andre Ayew, without finding replacements who are anywhere near adequate. Add to that, they broke their signing record with the acquisition of Borja and he has only played a total of 21 minutes on the season. The odds seem grim for Guidolin to find a win against the Reds but perhaps his players will step up for him and pull off the upset.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 29 - 11:09 PM

John Terry has returned to training and will be ready to play on Saturday when Chelsea play Hull City.

Terry had missed the Blues' last three matches with an ankle ligament injury, but is set to make his return in GW7. The 34-year-old will be welcomed back to the starting XI after Chelsea conceded five goals over the course of their last two league matches, which saw them suffer a pair of defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal. The skippers' return will allow Antonio Conte to use either a back three or, pair Terry with Gary Cahill, in a back four.
Source: The Mirror
Sep 29 - 6:33 PM

Fabio Da Silva and James Husband have returned to training for Middlesbrough while skipper Grant Leadbitter is also progressing well in his bid to return to fitness, according to manager Aitor Karanka.

Fabio, signed from Cardiff City last month, has been sidelined since he sustained a knee injury in his debut at Fulham in the EFL Cup in August. There was also good news provided on fellow defender Husband, who returned to training after rehabbing from a dislocated shoulder, and the club's captain Grant Leadbitter. Karanka said: "Grant is improving a lot, which is good news. It’s all very positive and he could be back sooner than we thought."
Sep 29 - 7:01 PM

Manchester United is close to arriving at full strength following the return of Anthony Martial with Henrikh Mkhitaryan close as well.

Manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Marital has recovered from an ankle injury that caused him to miss the club's last two matches last weeks to be fit to face Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk on Thursday in the Europa League group stage: "He has now recovered from the contusion in his calf and in his ankle. He has recovered and is ready for tomorrow." Meanwhile, Martial could have some competition soon with Mkhitaryan close to a return from a thigh injury. The summer signing could possibly return this weekend, but will surely be available after the international break, barring an injury setback.
Sep 29 - 7:39 AM

Bournemouth will be happy to see the return of forward Joshua King this weekend against Watford, barring any injury setbacks.

The forward has missed the past week, including a League Cup match and the 1-0 win against Everton this weekend, with a knock, but manager Eddie Howe confirmed he is back in training ahead of the weekend trip to Watford. The Cherries have only scored four goals this season in six matches, without scoring more than one goal in a single game. Meanwhile, winger Marc Pugh is still recovering from a knock that will keep him out until after the international break. Said Howe: "Joshua King has done some light training this week. It's not too bad, while Marc Pugh is improving, but is still a couple of weeks away. Other than that we don't have many concerns."
Sep 29 - 7:57 AM

Bournemouth is already making their hopes to sign Jack Wilshere to a permanent deal known at the end of his season-long loan.

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn said he wouldn't rule anything out at the end of the season after the former Arsenal prodigy arrived on Deadline Day. He has gone on to play in five of the club's Premier League matches to start the season. "The best we can do is integrate Jack into the team and help him fulfill what he wants. Whether or not we will go beyond a season, I think everything is possible. You have to be realistic and Jack may well consider his home to be back at Arsenal...But if there is a possibility and Eddie Howe decides that he's somebody he wants to keep it will be up to him."
Sep 28 - 6:43 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany has not suffered a massive injury setback.

The Manchester City captain sustained a groin injury in the late stages of the club's win against Swansea City, minutes after he asked to stay on instead of being subbed off. But the club expects Kompany to return for the next Champions League match with Barcelona after the international break. "They are injured, unfortunately they are not here but we are going to do our best to recover them as soon as possible," manager Pep Guardiola said. "It's not a big, big injury, so I think in a short time -- two, three, three-and-a-half weeks -- both will be ready to be with us."
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 6:30 PM

The Theo Walcott redemption tour continued with a first half brace against Basel in the Champions League group stage.

Arsenal scored twice in the first half through Theo Walcott and then cruised to a 2-0 victory at the Emirates. With PSG also winning the result put the two clubs even atop Group A with four points and a two goal differential each. The only significant changes Arsene Wenger made was continuing with Granit Xhaka due to the injury to Francis Coquelin and bringing in David Ospina as has been his habit in the Champions League.
Source: arsenal.com
Sep 28 - 4:53 PM





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