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Manchester City are interested in signing Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, 19, to provide more competition for Joe Hart.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Manchester United are hoping to tempt Real Madrid into offloading some of their top stars by offering striker Javier Hernandez, 24, in return.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

West Brom manager Steve Clarke is hopeful that defender Jonas Olsson, 29, will perform a U-turn and sign a new contract just months after the club feared they would lose the Swede to Tottenham.

Full story: ESPNexternal-link

Former Everton forward James McFadden, 29, is set to earn a one-year deal at Sunderland after impressing during a trial.

Full story: the Independentexternal-link

Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke, 19, has extended his loan spell at Crewe for another month.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link


Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson, 20, is set for his first England cap in the friendly against Sweden in Stockholm next month.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez: Could be subject of a swap deal with Real Madrid

Rio Ferdinand is furious with Roy Hodgson for his Tube gaffe - and believes their fall-out has become personal.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has likened midfielder Leon Britton, 30, to real Madrid legend Raul.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Roberto Mancini thinks his Manchester City players can learn from the success of Britain's cyclists after meeting several of the Team GB squad and manager Dave Brailsford at the Manchester Velodrome.

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

Danny Guthrie has apologised to Reading manager Brian McDermott following an outburst on Twitter after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.

Full story: Reading Postexternal-link

QPR bosses fear the team have become strangers, with too many new players a major factor in the club's poor start to the season.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

France manager Didier Deschamps has criticised Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager sparked a club v country row over Abou Diaby's recent selection for the national side.

France manager Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps is unhappy with Arsene Wenger

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Chris Smalling is closing in on a return to full fitness to help ease Manchester United's defensive worries. The 22-year-old England defender has been absent since breaking his foot last season.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Leeds chairman Ken Bates will leave Elland Road if GFH Capital's takeover of the Yorkshire club goes through.

Full story: Yorkshire Postexternal-link

Chris Coleman is set to relieve 21-year-old Aaron Ramsey of the Welsh captaincy in favour of Ashley Williams, 28, as he looks to impose his authority on the squad.

Full story: Wales Onlineexternal-link

Striker Olivier Giroud, 26, says he is not under pressure to score his first Premier League goal for Arsenal, despite manager Arsene Wenger saying he is lacking in confidence.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Centre-half Scott Wootton, 21, claims he is ready to answer Sir Alex Ferguson's defensive SOS after his rapid rise from the stands to the first team.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Scotland full-back Phil Bardsley brokered the peace deal with Scotland coach Craig Levein that led to Sunderland team-mate Steven Fletcher returning to the international squad.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Vancouver Whitecaps manager Martin Rennie does not think the hamstring injury that forced Kenny Miller out of the 4-0 win over Chivas USA after 18 minutes will lead the striker to miss Scotland's World Cup double-header against Wales and Belgium.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link


Reading manager McDermott has been told his side have had several refereeing decisions go against them because they have not appealed enough to match officials.

Full story: Sky Sports Newsexternal-link

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