Nathan Ake insists that he would rather finish out the season on loan at Bournemouth from Chelsea rather than be recalled.
The young Dutchman has grabbed his opportunity to break into the Cherries first team in recent weeks due to an injury to Charlie Daniels at cleft back and because of Adam Smith's suspension a few weeks ago at right back. He has scored twice in three league games, the memorable late winner last weekend against Liverpool and the decider in the 1-0 win over Stoke. His recent goals tripled his PL tally, having notched up one during his loan spell at Watford last season too.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has eased fears that the club could lose playmaker Jack Wilshere back to Arsenal in January in a recall as part of the loan agreement between the teams.
After the news about Santi Cazorla's lengthy layoff until March emerged, heads of many swivelled to the England midfielder rebuilding his career on the south coast. Wilshere has played well for the Cherries this term, usually in an attacking midfielder role however he is yet to find the net. He is the team leader in terms of shot assists on 18 but is yet to register an assist either.
Manchester United's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be charged by the FA after catching Everton full-back Seamus Coleman with a boot to the head on Sunday.
Republic of Ireland international Coleman had to be substituted soon after the incident which match referee Michael Oliver saw according to his match report. Because Oliver saw no need to take action, the FA will not be investigating the matter further. Zlatan will be available for the Gameweek 15 clash with Spurs.
Southampton's England Under 21 full back has signed a new contract with the club to keep him there until 2021.
The news caps off a fine year for McQueen, who made his Premier League debut to acclaim in October against Burnley and first senior start against Inter Milan at the San Siro in the same week. McQueen has 5 PL appearances in all this season, most coming off the bench as a replacement for attackers as the Saints close out games. He has started each of their last 3 Europa League games too as Claude Puel heavily rotates his squad who have as yet not been eliminated from any cup competition.
Southampton's long-serving centre-back Jose Fonte has been given permission to leave the club in the January transfer window.
Fonte, who arrived at the club in 2010 from Crystal Palace has failed to reach an agreement to sign a new contract after negotiations opened in the summer. His Euro 2016 winning performances with Portugal and PL consistency attracted interest from the likes of Man Utd and Everton in the summer but both parties persisted with trying to agree new terms on his current deal which runs for another 18 months. Reports in Portugal state that Southampton will accept offers in excess of £5m for Fonte. Leading the charge in rumours are Man Utd, as they previously expressed interest and Mourinho shares the same agant, Jorge Mendes, with the 32 year old.
Hull City centre-back Curtis Davies has pleaded for reinforcements in the January transfer window to save the Tigers from the drop.
Hull now sit 19th in the league table, just above Swansea, after a poor patch of form which has included 8 defeats in ten league games. Their defeat to Middlesbrough was one of the most dour affairs of the season, with Hull only mustering up 2 shots on target and 39% possession at the Riverside in the 1-0 loss. They held off and stayed in their own half for most of the game, seemingly looking for a draw from the first whistle. Davies and Dawson were commanding and strong in defence throughout the game, ensuring that only Ramirez's moment of quality decided the tie. However going forward, Hull had no ability to hold possession and couldn't create anything of note until their late rally. Hull's first shot on target came in the 92nd minute -that's how subdued the Tigers were. Davies needs knows that the Hull squad enters the festive period paper-thin, he says they need to add to their 3 deadline day acquisitions in August in order to survive.
Stoke City fans can breath easier knowing that goalkeeper Jack Butland has not suffered another major injury setback.
The England international was pulled from last week's U23 match due to discomfort in the warmup, and reports suggested the keeper had sustained another injury to his ankle. But assistant coach Mark Bowen confirmed there is no major setback as Butland recovers from an ankle problem that has kept him out for the last eight months: "He has had his MRI scans and as far as I’m aware it’s one of those where it’s nowhere near as complicated or as bad as the last time it happened to him...It would have been a crushing blow for him if it had been a major setback but at this stage, it’s nowhere near as bad. He’s just aggravated it a bit and we hope to see him back in the next week to 10 days."
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie's debut season on Merseyside seems to have come to a close following an ACL injury.
Scans confirmed the £30million summer signing from Crystal Palace will need surgery to repair ligaments in his right knee after leaving the club's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday in the 68th minute. Not only does the operation rule him out for the rest of the season, but it also keeps him from representing DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations in January. Bolasie has played in every Premier League match since making the move to Goodison Park, recording a goal and four assists. Now, manager Ronald Koeman will have to choose between Gerard Deulofeu, Enner Valencia and Tom Cleverley to replace the playmaker on the wing.