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ESPN FC - Preston North End News 20 Feb 10:58

Lewis Grabban secures point for Villa

Aston Villa Preston North End 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Lewis Grabban netted his first goal for Aston Villa to scramble a nervous 1-1 Championship home draw against Preston.Tom Barkhuizen, North End's leading marksman, put the play-off chasing Lilywhites ahead in the first half.But Villa equalised as a result of a controversial penalty converted by on-loan Bournemouth striker Grabban in the 66th minute.A struggling Villa, who had been looking to complete the double, therefore missed the chance to move into second place in the table. ...

ESPN FC - Preston North End News 17 Feb 18:13

Preston North End 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Preston North End Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Ten-man Preston extended their unbeaten run to six Championship games as they held on to seal a 1-1 draw against runaway leaders Wolves.Helder Costa grabbed a second-half equaliser for Wolves almost immediately after John Welsh was dismissed for a second yellow card, Alan Browne having put the hosts ahead just after the break.A draw ended Wolves' run of three successive victories as their lead at the top was trimmed to 11 points while the in-form Lilywhites remain just outside the play-off spots.The...

ESPN FC - Preston North End News 10 Feb 18:28

Brentford 1-1 Preston North End

Brentford Preston North End 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Ten-man Preston held out for a point in a bruising 1-1 draw at Brentford.Bees winger Florian Jozefzoon cancelled out Tom Barkhuizen's opener as North End had to see out the final 16 minutes without Greg Cunningham after the left-back saw red for a second bookable challenge on the Brentford goalscorer.Barkhuizen opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a whipped cross from the left that eluded everyone and flew just inside the far post.But the Londoners hit back with a superb Jozefzoon strike eight...

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Where are they now: Man Utd?s 2013 U21 PL champions ? Planet Football

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ESPN FC - Preston North End News 3 Feb 18:12

Preston North End 2-1 Hull City

Preston North End Hull City 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Preston remain within three points of the Sky Bet Championship play-off places after recording back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory against Hull at Deepdale.All the goals came in the first half as Greg Cunningham and an Alan Browne penalty brought Preston from behind after Jarrod Bowen scored the opener.Hull's winless streak in the league extends to nine matches as Nigel Adkins' side remain in the relegation zone.The Tigers had the first half-chance of the match after 27 minutes. Ola Aina broke down...

ESPN FC - Preston North End News 31 Jan 12:58

Jordan Hugill completes move to West Ham from Preston North End

Jordan Hugill signed a four-and-a-half year deal with West Ham. Preston striker Jordan Hugill has completed his deadline-day switch to West Ham. The 25-year-old former non-league striker has been attracting admirers with his performances since moving to Deepdale from Port Vale in 2014. Hugill is now a Premier League player having penned a four-and-a-half-year deal at West Ham, who have paid an undisclosed fee that Preston confirm is a record sale. Welcome to West Ham United @JordanHugill! https://t.co/ZDYQPE7a0x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 31, 2018 "I'm absolutely delighted!'' Hugill, who has been given the number 12 shirt, said. "It's been a long day, but to...

Preston North End – teamtalk.com 31 Jan 09:18

Deadline Day blog: Relive all the drama and late deals as it happened

Follow along live as TEAMtalk brings you all the news, rumours, done deals and best of social media as the January transfer window reaches Deadline Day.

 

12.01am: That’s it from us – be sure to check the website first thing Thursday to find out about any late deals at Crystal Palace and Eliaquim Mangala to Everton. Thank you and good night. 😴

11.57pm: Newcastle have signed Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan.

CONFIRMED: Newcastle United are pleased to announce the signing of Slovakian international goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka on loan from @ACSparta_EN until the end of the season!

Full story: https://t.co/zxyErhmZD7 #NUFC pic.twitter.com/TkCZpiUu9y

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2018

11.52pm: Fulham sign Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic on loan.

#WelcomeAleksandar pic.twitter.com/V8odbgc8CH

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 31, 2018

11.50pm: Boro have completed the signing of Mo Besic on loan from Everton.

We're delighted to announce the loan signing of @Mo_Besic from @Everton ✍🏼

➡ https://t.co/fhnVyEy41M #UTB pic.twitter.com/MfZoSl1VfP

— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 31, 2018

11.48pm: Nottm Forest have signed Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback on loan.

11.38pm: Swansea sign Leicester midfielder Andy King on loan.

11.37pm: West Ham complete a deal to sign Preston striker Jordan Hugill.

Welcome to West Ham United @JordanHugill! https://t.co/ZDYQPE7a0x

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 31, 2018

11.34pm: Newcastle complete loan signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani until the end of the season.

11.28pm: Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer joins Derby on loan.

11.18pm: Sky reporting that 4 deal sheets have been lodged with the Premier League and clubs have until 1am to get the deals done. Mangala to Everton and Crystal Palace’s 2 potential signings believed to account for 3 of those sheets.

11.14pm: Crystal Palace are hoping to complete deals for Danish goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow of Brøndby and Midtjylland’s Norway international striker Alexander Sorloth. Deal sheets have been submitted, claim the BBC.

11.09pm: Middlesbrough defender Martin Braithwaite has joined Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

11pm: The window is closed. Deals will still be going through though…

10.58pm: Wolves are in talks with Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe over a loan deal.

10.58pm: Watford have terminated Ben Watson’s contract by mutual consent, Sky Sports News report.

10.56pm: Winger Joe Lolley has left Huddersfield to sign for Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

10.55pm: Matt Mills has signed for Barnsley. The centre-half was released by Nottingham Forest.

10.52pm: Leicester boss Claude Puel hopes Riyad Mahrez can get back to playing with the Foxes.

Puel said: “It was not a distraction, we don’t look for excuses.

“We will see with Riyad. Hopefully he will come back quickly with us and with a smile and happy to play with us.”

10.46pm: Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is going to Anderlecht on loan. Jon Flanagan has joined Bolton on loan and Harry Wilson has joined Hull on loan.

With 19mins to spare Liverpool have found a new home for Lazar Markovic. Loan move to Anderlecht. #LFC

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 31, 2018

10.41pm: Newcastle are still hopeful over movement tonight.

Rafa Benitez said: “We still have time, I cannot say too much. We will see what happens. We are talking about different payers. You’ll maybe have to wait a couple of hours before you have all the information.”

10.40pm: Jose Mourinho explains Marouane Fellaini’s substitution tonight.

10.38pm: Pep Guardiola says Man City will not sign anyone else to tonight, ending their interest in Riyad Mahrez.

“Mahrez is a Leicester player. I don’t talk about it too much. The transfer window is over so the guys who are here will finish the season.”

9.58pm: West Ham defender Reece Burke has re-signed for Bolton on loan.

9.56pm: Aleksandar Mitrovic heading for Bordeaux on loan now.

Hearing Mitrovic is back in the air and could now be on his way to Bordeaux.. #nufc

— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) January 31, 2018

9.47pm: Sky reporting midfielder Ibrahim Amadou is desperate to join Crystal Palace but Lille are now refusing to sell him. Amadou is now in London and pleading on the phone with Lille to let him join Palace. Echoes of Peter Odemwingie…

9.32pm:  BBC claim Crystal Palace are signing Alexander Sorloth from Midtjylland for £9m.

9.09pm: Swansea have re-signed Andre Ayew for a club-record fee from West Ham.

We are delighted to announce @AyewAndre has re-joined the club from @WestHamUtd in a club-record deal. 📝

Full story ➡ https://t.co/CdpXdwzIEI#AyewBack pic.twitter.com/lbwvR2biyU

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 31, 2018

9.08pm: Aston Villa have loaned Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth.

9.06pm: Cardiff have signed Bolton striker Gary Madine for £6m.

9.05pm: Stoke complete the signing of Badou Ndiaye.

👏 Welcome to the #Potteries, Badou Ndiaye. #SCFC 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/uBjIAMJX5J

— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 31, 2018

8.46pm: PA Sport claim Celtic are set to sign Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain and they could sign his Dundee dteam-mate Jack Hendry too

8.40pm: Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala is at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed loan move, claim Sky.

8.38pm: BBC reporting that Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite is close to a move to Bordeaux.

8.20pm: Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has joined Saint-Etienne on loan.

Thanks and good luck for the future, @MatDebuchy https://t.co/SxKdU6Tzak

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

8.05pm: Chelsea’s new striker…

Chelsea's new £15m striker… pic.twitter.com/l6zkzf5ufx

— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) January 31, 2018

7.48pm: Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria will spend the remainder of the campaign on loan at Sunderland.

Ovie Ejaria has completed a loan move to @SunderlandAFC: https://t.co/OgNaNQalZR

All the best at the Stadium of Light. pic.twitter.com/UvbidR0AOS

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 31, 2018

7.41pm: Everton’s Ademola Lookman has joined Leipzig on loan.

🇩🇪 | Everton forward @Alookman_ will spend the rest of the season on loan at German @Bundesliga_EN side @RBLeipzig_EN.

Good luck, Ademola! pic.twitter.com/flAowGPLRY

— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2018

7.34pm: Swansea have signed Andy King on loan from Leicester.

This deal is now done. Leaves #lcfc after nearly 14 years.. #servant https://t.co/p8uv2az4OE

— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 31, 2018

7.26pm: Anderlecht’s loan move for Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic’s has broken down because Anderlecht have failed to sell another player to fund the move.

7.16pm: Alan Pardew says Jonny Evans has a hamstring injury and that he is why he is not in the WBA squad tonight. Arsenal are believed to have failed with a bid to sign him.

7.15pm: Riyad Mahrez is not in Leicester’s matchday squad tonight. Man City pulled out of a deal for the Leicester man after refusing to pay more than £60m for the winger.

6.34pm: Lucas Moura is a Spurs player. He has signed a five-year deal after arriving for £25m from PSG.

🤝 pic.twitter.com/2geSeK0U6b

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2018

6.32pm: Swansea trying loan Leicester’s Andy King, so their interest in Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic has been shelved, report the BBC. Markovic is at Melwood, but another loan in the U.K looks unlikely now.

6.29pm: Sky Sports News understands Arsenal have failed with a late attempt to sign West Brom captain Jonny Evans. The Gunners have not been able to meet West Brom’s asking price.

6.16pm: Sky Sports News understand Sunderland have pipped Barnsley and Rangers to the signing of Swansea striker Oli McBurnie on loan until the end of the season.

5.58pm: Watford have got a deal over the line on deadline day, as they have signed a Sunderland midfielder on loan…

📝 | Fancy some transfer news?!

Didier Ndong has signed for #watfordfc on loan from @SunderlandAFC for the rest of this season, while the club also have the option on a permanent transfer in the summer.

Welcome, Didier! 🐝

More here ⤵https://t.co/eubhCzejay pic.twitter.com/15DC61zxrH

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018

5.55pm: There may be five hours of the window left, but this announcement video will take some beating…

🇵🇹 Braga have signed Diogo Figueiras on a 4-and-a-half year deal.

🎥 This is some announcement video! pic.twitter.com/bEpvSMg6B1

— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) January 31, 2018

5.50pm: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Daley Blind are going nowhere on deadline day, according to Sky’s James Cooper.

“Daley Blind and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been at Carrington today for rehab,” he said.

“They will both still be Manchester United players by the end of this window, despite speculation.

“Roma were interested in Blind but United weren’t interested in loan deals – a sale couldn’t happen so he stays.

“Ibrahimovic is still not fit – he’s certainly on LA Galaxy’s agenda but I think it’s an ongoing situation. They’re waiting for him to prove his fitness.”

5.47pm: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s new number 14…

🚨 Introducing… our new No 14 🚨

Get your Aubameyang shirt right here 👉 https://t.co/r8ADyjVKaR#YoPierre pic.twitter.com/qJ9YuTjwxz

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

5.43pm: After their huge win last night, Swansea are set for another boost it seems…

Andre Ayew having Swansea medical. Deal from West Ham to Swansea almost done

— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 31, 2018

5.22pm: Jack Colback is set to leave Newcastle United and join Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, Sky Sports claims.

They report that he will be “one of five loan departures from Newcastle today, along with Henri Saivet, Rolando Aarons, Aleksandr Mitrovic and Freddie Woodman”.

5.07pm: Sky Sports News are now also claiming that Mesut Ozil has penned a new deal at Arsenal.

4.55pm: Manchester City are not going to pursue a deal for Riyad Mahrez and any move is off, Sky Sports News understands.

“I’ve had it confirmed that Man City are walking away from Riyad Mahrez – the deal is off. The fee was ultimately a sticking point,” Sky reporter Ben Ransom revealed.

“I’m told Leicester were after a combined package of around £95m – cash plus a player. City were very interested in bringing in Mahrez but he will not be moving to City in this window.

“As with Alexis Sanchez, the club were not prepared to pay what they thought was over the market value. Fees were discussed but no formal bid was ever placed.”

4.43pm: Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Bournemouth to take Lewis Grabban on loan for the rest of the season, according to Sky Sports.

4.40pm: Leicester City’s players have reportedly been left fuming by Rihad Mahrez’s refusal to travel to Everton.

4.30pm: Confirmation has seemingly arrived that Olivier Giroud has completed a deadline day move to Chelsea.

DONE DEAL. pic.twitter.com/67oCyDMafc

— CFC (@Conteholic) January 31, 2018

4.13pm: Arsenal are ready to lodge a last-gasp £12million bid to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom, according to reports. Good another Gunners ✍ be imminent…?

4.06pm: Isaac Success has left Watford to join Malaga on loan until the end of the season.

✍ | #watfordfc winger @SuccessIsaac has joined @MalagaCF on loan for the rest of the season.

➡ https://t.co/lrVYABNqSs pic.twitter.com/XADq08fp3B

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018

4.04pm: If you missed this earlier, here are 9 of the best photos as Arsenal completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

3.59pm: Who remembers Conor Thomas? The player joined Liverpool on loan from Coventry in 2011 – here he’s been talking about his career.

3.52pm: Christian Benteke issues Crystal Palace pledge as Eagles prepare to bring in new striker.

3.45pm: Leicester’s Andy King is en route to Swansea to discuss a move to the Liberty Stadium, according to reports. The Swans also remain hopeful of a deal for Lazar Markovic from Liverpool.

3.36pm: Widespread reports claiming the Giroud to Chelsea deal has been done. Still awaiting official confirmation from both clubs….

3.28pm: Manchester United have joined the transfer deadline day party after announcing the capture of Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko. The 17-year-old is a Czech U18 international.

3.16pm: A done deal for Millwall as Ben Marshall changes a promotion push for a relegation dogfight….

✍#Millwall Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Marshall on loan from @Wolves until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Full story ➡ https://t.co/lvqD66uGKO pic.twitter.com/Nj65iMscSW

— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) January 31, 2018

3.07pm: Andy Lonergan’s move from Leeds to Sunderland is off…

Andy Lonergan to Sunderland is OFF. He and Sunderland haven't been able to agree the terms of his contract. On his way back to Leeds and set to stay here for the rest of the season. #lufc

— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 31, 2018

3.02pm: Manchester City have made a final offer of £65million for Riyad Mahrez. Sky Sports claims the approach is being considered by the Foxes, with the deal thought to include an as-yet undisclosed player moving in the other direction.

2.56pm: West Ham have had an offer, believed to be £22million, for Leander Dendoncker, rejected by Anderlecht. We understand they value the midfielder at nearer the £30m mark.

2.44pm: Nice feature here on the best deadline day deals of January windows gone by….

2.36pm: Reports on Wearside suggesting Sunderland are on the brink of announcing a deal for towering forward Atdhe Nuhiu from Sheffield Wednesday. The man to save the Black Cats from relegation….?

2.20pm: Rumours surfacing that Tottenham will allow Erik Lamela to join Southampton once their signing of Lucas Moura is finalised….

2.11pm: Marco Reus to Liverpool?! #Topbantz here from Jamie Carragher…

Not sure but I’ve just saw Reus buying the echo on Breck Rd. https://t.co/uDP9Z7x7OJ

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 31, 2018

 

1.57pm: Footage emerging of Islam Slimani arriving at Newcastle airport by private jet as a £20m move from Leicester draws closer. You can see him being a bit hit at St James’ Park…..

1.52pm: An outgoing at Liverpool as U23 captain Lloyd Jones completes a permanent move to Luton. The player joined the Reds from Plymouth in 2011, but failed to make a first-team appearance for the Reds.

1.39pm: A done deal at Leeds as £2.5m forward Tyler Roberts arrives from West Brom.

Firstly would like to start with saying a massive thankyou to everybody at @WBA for helping me grow not only as a player but as a person. Delighted to announce my move to @LUFC and ready to start a new chapter of my life and career 👊🏽⚽ pic.twitter.com/iMRpeanVhp

— Tyler Roberts (@official_tyro) January 31, 2018

1.38pm: A bit more nostalgia from Planet Football here as they look at every player signed by Harry Redknapp on January transfer deadline day

1.31pm: Reports in Germany claim Arsenal may not be done on deadline day….with a shock swoop for Schalke’s Max Meyer being reported.

Max Meyer: Youngster attracting interest

Max Meyer: Youngster attracting interest

1.25pm: Cute from Charlie Adam….

Hopefully 1 day Louis can be involved in deadline day 😂 https://t.co/s91E5aIpMC

— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) January 31, 2018

1.13pm: Reports in Belgium claim Anderlecht have won the race to sign Aleksander Mitrovic in a loan deal from Newcastle. There’s no word from the Belgians yet – though they have confirmed one deal today….

Meet our new number 10, Ryota Morioka! 👍

⚽ 🇯🇵 #RSCA #COYM #WelcomeRyota pic.twitter.com/y3NpnBKleH

— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) January 31, 2018

1.02pm: The Manchester Evening News claims Manchester United have been given the green light to complete a deal for Man City target Fred. The Brazilian midfielder is valued at around £35million by Shakhtar Donetsk.

12.53pm: News emerging that Mesut Ozil’s new Arsenal deal has been signed and sealed….

12.42pm: Swansea still hope to secure the signings of Andy King, Andre Ayew and Lazar Markovic on deadline day, according to the Daily Telegraph.

12.21pm: We understand Leicester have told Manchester City to raise their bid for Riyad Mahrez to £75m before they consider a sale. City have seen a £55m offer for the Algerian rejected by the Foxes….

12.14pm: How do Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stats compare to Arsenal’s other strikers? Our friends at Planet Football have crunched the numbers….

12.11pm: Sky Italia are reporting that Napoli are close to signing Davy Klaasen on a season-long loan from Everton.

12.01pm: Another strong hint that Batshuayi to Dortmund is imminent with the player pictured in the club’s kit….

🐝🐝🐝@mbatshuayi pic.twitter.com/Vb0f38J7Ug

— Borussen Edition (@BorussenEdition) January 31, 2018

11.56am: Aston Villa are in talks with Bournemouth over a deal for Lewis Grabban, Sky Sports News are reporting….

11.55am: Daily Telegraph reporting that Giroud to Chelsea has been agreed. £18m deal, with the player set to sign an 18-month deal.

11.53am: Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is believed to be a target for Championship side Nottingham Forest, according to reports in the North-East. The Tricky Trees best act fast….

11.45am: Meanwhile, on Batshuayi’s Twitter page. A hint that a move to Dortmund is imminent…..?

🦇🌑🌕👀

— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) January 31, 2018

11.35am: This is how Arsenal announced the signing of Aubameyang. Impressive… 👏

#YoPierre 😉 pic.twitter.com/VKlUZdOqv1

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

11.25am: The picture Arsenal fans everywhere have all been wanting to see….

11.20: The deal to take Aubameyang to Arsenal is likely to start a domino effect, with Olivier Giroud expected now to join Chelsea and Dortmund to confirm the loan capture of Michy Batshuayi….

11.14am: BREAKING: Arsenal confirm signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a club record deal and on a “long-term contract”.

He’s ours ✅ #YoPierre https://t.co/DiDb4Ewvt6

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

11.12am: We understand former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is training with the club, though it’s believed it’s just as a favour to the player, rather than a premise to him re-signing for the club….

11.11am: Borussia Dortmund have paid respect to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the striker prepares to seal a move to Arsenal.

👋 Pierre-Emerick #Aubameyang wechselt vom BVB zum FC @Arsenal!

Alle Infos: https://t.co/zxGMwUOUty pic.twitter.com/pkkfDVLPvj

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 31, 2018

11am: There is now just 12 hours until the window shuts in England. 12 hours….

10.59am: Newcastle have agreed a deal with Leicester to take Islam Slimani on loan, according to Sky Sports. The Algerian had also been offered a move to West Ham….

10.50am: So go on, who remembers this on Sky Sports News’ Deadline Day?…. The best of deadline day on Sky Sports News

10.47am: Reading are closing on the loan signing of Chris Martin. The Scotland int’l had held talks with Sunderland last week but his high wages scuppered the deal.

10.39am: Southampton’s hopes of signing Quincey Promes from Spartak Moscow look to be over. It’s reported Saints agreed to pay his £30m asking price, which would have been a Saints club record, but the Russians’ struggles to sign a replacement means the deal will be canned….

Quincy Promes: Liverpool target

10.36am: Roma’s hopes of landing Daley Blind from Manchester United are over, with the Serie A side moving on to another target….

10.22am: Stoke are closing on a deadline day signing after Sky Sports reported Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye has passed a medical at the club ahead of a £15m move.

10.20am: FC Midtjylland striker Alexander Sorloth is travelling to London to finalise a reported €12million move to Crystal Palace.

10.14am: Lucas Moura has reportedly passed his medical at Spurs as the player closes in on a £25million move from PSG. For the money, this looks like quite the coup for MoPo….

10.06am: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund on an initial six-month loan deal, according to widespread reports. It’s believed the player is currently back home in Belgium awaiting for the move to go through after all the details were agreed during Tuesday. As with many deals today, watch this space….

10am: There’s a huge transfer tug o’war developing between Newcastle and West Ham over Leicester striker Islam Slimani, according to the latest reports.

9.54am: Looks like a goalkeeper arrival at Newcastle. As IF they needed another….

Newcastle agree deal to sign Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague https://t.co/1KsNxVI7p1

— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 31, 2018

9.51am: Watford are trying to push Stefano Okaka to Fulham on loan, but it’s believed the player wants to go to Malaga as he does not want to drop down to the Championship

Stefano Okaka: At the double for Watford v Everton

9.45am: Bordeaux are trying to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic – and Newcastle are open to the idea. They had also wanted Martin Braithwaite from Middlesbrough, but the Teessiders have ruled out a loan.

9.39am: Wolves midfielder Ben Marshall to have medical at Millwall ahead of loan until the end of the season, according to Sky sources. After the return of Tim Cahill and a promising draw at home to Derby, it looks like being a good week for Millwall…

9.31am: Word is that the imminent signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has convinced Mesut Ozil to pledge his future to Arsenal and a new contract is imminent…..

9.22am: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground to undergo his medical ahead of his move. It’s understand a fee and personal terms have all been agreed, so this – and Dortmund’s wish to sign a replacement – are all that’s standing in Arsenal’s way over the club record £57.2m swoop.

9.12am: Newcastle midfielder Rolando Aarons is in talks with Hull over a loan move to the end of the season, according to reports in the North-East

9.05am: If you missed it last night, Man City signed Jack Harrison from NYCFC before loaning him straight out to Middlesbrough. TEAMtalk broke the story exclusively and before anyone else over Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

9.02am: Sky Sports are reporting that Reece Oxford is poised for key talks with David Moyes over his West Ham future today. The Hammers boss is hoping to persuade the young defender to stay, despite a loan return to Borussia Monchengladbach having already been agreed…..

9.01am: A reminder that the transfer window in England shuts at 11pm tonight, while it’s a midnight deadline for those hardy Scots north of the border.

8.50am: Celtic have had a second bid of £375,000 rejected by Motherwell for goalkeeper Trevor Carson. We understand Well are seeking nearer the £500k mark.

8.45am: After allowing Sandro Ramirez to return to Spain on Tuesday night, Everton expect to bolster their defence with the signing of a Man City defender. Safe to say this one is another transfer snub for Newcastle….

8.38am: Here’s today’s Paper Talk – and there’s rumours abound about a big-name departure at Manchester United today…. 😲

8.31am: Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Olivier Giroud as the striker prepares to seal a move to Chelsea.

8.24am: Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will complete a move to Sunderland today, while the Whites can expect to seal the signing of West Brom forward Tyler Roberts in a £2.5million deal.

8.20am: Man City could be on the verge of smashing their transfer record twice in the space of 48 hours after Riyad Mahrez handed in a transfer request at Leicester.

8.15am: We have serious doubts about this one…. Championship side Leeds are the surprising new bookies’ favourites to sign Celtic’s prolific striker Moussa Dembele. What a coup that would be!

8.10am: Arsene Wenger has provided an update on Arsenal’s hopes of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the future of Chelsea target Olivier Giroud.

8.05am: A good start to the day for Chelsea after they completed the signing of Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma for a fee believed to be £17.6m on Tuesday night.

‘I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.’ #WelcomeEmerson pic.twitter.com/qCXKBimHyF

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 30, 2018

8.00am: Good morning and welcome along to our live transfer blog. Grab your coffee and take a seat as we bring you all the latest transfer offerings on the final day of the January window…..

 

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Preston North End – teamtalk.com 29 Jan 13:22

Ref Review: VAR hits headlines at Liverpool; Joe Bennett shocker

VAR took centre stage in the FA Cup this weekend in Liverpool’s defeat to West Brom, while Lee Mason has an afternoon to forget in Cardiff.

 

Refereeing decisions are regularly the source of debate among fans, pundits, players and managers so this season a five-strong TEAMtalk panel will be passing judgement on every red card (or avoidance of one), every penalty and any other major incident every matchday.

We’ll also decide on a weekly basis which side can consider themselves lucky and which was the easiest decision for a match official to make.

 

Arthur Masuaku red card v Wigan Athletic 

A truly ignominious FA Cup performance from West Ham was summed up by Masuaku’s dismissal for spitting at the JJB. Eyebrows were raised in some circles after the bookies made League One Wigan firm favourites before the game. However their Premier League counterparts didn’t look or play like a top flight side and were well beaten on the day. Masuaku has been handed a six-match ban after spitting at Nick Powell following a heavy challenge by the touchline early in the second half, with his own boss even branding his actions “despicable”.

Verdict: Correct decision 

 

Wigan penalty v West Ham

Over 4500 West Ham fans made the trip north to witness a feeble effort from the Hammers, who were not helped by a dubious penalty award to Wigan just after the hour. Reece Burke was penalised for handball when Will Grigg attempted to lift the ball past him but replays suggested it was more a case of ball to hand and Chris Kavanagh’s looks to have got this one all wrong.

Verdict: Incorrect decision 

Sheffield United penalty v Preston 

The Blades are into the fifth round for the first time in three years but it took a controversial penalty at Bramall Lane to see off Preston. PNE boss Alex Neil said afterwards “I think the disappointing thing is to go out to a contentious penalty. Having watched it back about six times, it’s still a wee bit inconclusive for me.” Tom Clark’s tackle on Billy Sharp – who was going away from goal at the time – was deemed illegal by Graham Scott. Such a tough call to be fair and while Sheffield United perhaps deserved the victory having played so well, it did look a soft award.

Verdict: Incorrect decision

 

West Brom disallowed goal v Liverpool

The VAR system dominated the headlines at Anfield after taking centre stage during a truly breathless FA Cup tie. First of all, with West Brom leading 2-1 Craig Dawson beat Roberto Firmino to the ball and nodded them into a 3-1 lead. Or so we thought. Ref Craig Pawson went for VAR which correctly spotted that Gareth Barry, who was right in front of the goalkeeper, was inches offside when Dawson connected with his header.

Verdict: Correct decision

 

Liverpool penalty v West Brom

A bit of history here with the first ever pitch side VAR decision in English football. Good luck spelling Grzegorz Krychowiak in the pub quiz though, especially after five pints. The Baggies star tugged Mo Salah’a shirt in the box but Pawson original decision was to wave play on. Play was brought back however and after VAR was consulted a penalty (subsequently missed) was awarded. It was the correct call but critics of the system point to the fact it took over three minutes to conclude it was a spot kick. It definitely disturbed the flow of the game on Merseyside, and if refs become over reliant on VAR the game could well run into problems down the line.

Verdict: Correct decision

 

West Brom third goal v Liverpool

Pawson again signalled for VAR after Joe Matip bundled into his own net after the ball was turned goalwards by the lively Dawson. There was a suspicion of offside in the lead up but replays confirmed the goal was legit. Three big calls. Three correct decisions and despite old heads like John Motson calling for its removal already, it looks like VAR is here to stay.

Verdict: Correct decision

 

Eden Hazard goal v Newcastle United

Where’s VAR when you need it then? To be fair Chelsea and their fans won’t be losing too much sleep after a facile 3-0 win over Newcastle, but Hazard was wrongly flagged for offside when clean through on goal. It was a great touch from Michy Batshuayi to Hazard, who was then flagged offside by the assistant… in his own half! Bizarre.

Verdict: Incorrect decision

 

Bernardo Silva disallowed goal v Cardiff City

An absolute golazo by Bernardo Silva was disallowed with Leroy Sane judged to have been offside and interfering when he let rip from just inside the area. Sane was actually onside, though we are talking absolute fractions here though. That said, Pep Guardiola had every right to boot off with the referee from the touchline after Silva’s screamer was chalked off.

Verdict: Incorrect decision

 

Joe Bennett yellow card v Manchester City

Bennett was only cautioned for a filthy challenge that could have easily broken Sane’s leg. The young German was in full flight having travelled half the length of the field before Bennett’s thuggish intervention. Red card all day long. He was ironically dismissed in injury-time for a second yellow but should have walked long before that.

Verdict: Incorrect decision

 

Team most likely to feel brassed off award

Manchester City

Despite a relatively routine 2-0 Pep Guardiola was incensed with the referee Lee Mason at the finish, who he felt clearly failed to protect his players by not dismissing Bennett for that shocking first half lunge. The vexed former Barca boss confirmed later that Sane will now miss two or three weeks with an ankle injury sustained at the Cardiff City Stadium. Chalking off a perfectly legitimate Bernardo Silva strike clearly can’t have endeared the officials to Guardiola either.

 

Stonewall decision of the week

Masuaku red card

The referee didn’t see the incident but the TV cameras and Wigan’s players, including a furious Powell, certainly did. Arthur Masuaku faces a six-match ban after being sent off for spitting in West Ham’s dismal FA Cup defeat to Wigan, and he can have no complaints as there is simply no place for this type of behaviour in sport.

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Preston North End – teamtalk.com 10 Jan 16:06

Championship super computer predicts outcome of final table

A so-called super-computer has predicted the final outcome of the Championship table – and it’s no surprise to see who is backed to come out on top.

With 26 out of 46 matches played, the table is beginning to take shape, with Wolves setting a blistering pace at the top.

And it’s no surprise to see Nuno Espirito Santo’s side finish the season promoted to the Premier League – with the “just-for-fun” talkSPORT computer also backing Gary Rowett’s Derby to go up alongside them.

The predictor also makes good reading for fans of Aston Villa, Leeds, Cardiff and Middlesbrough who are all backed to contest the play-off places.

However, it’s not such good for the likes of Carabao Cup semi-finalists Bristol City, nor one-time pacesetters Sheffield United.

Here’s how the table is expected to finish…

 

24 Burton (relegated)

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23 Birmingham (relegated)

22 Hull City (relegated)

21 Bolton

20 Sunderland

19 Barnsley

18 QPR

17 Reading

16 Millwall

15 Ipswich

14 Sheffield Wednesday

13 Brentford

12 Sheffield United

11 Nottingham Forest

10 Norwich

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9 Preston

8 Bristol City

7 Fulham

6 Middlesbrough (play-offs)

5 Leeds (play-offs)

4 Cardiff City (play-offs)

3 Aston Villa (play-offs)

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2 Derby

1 Wolves

 

 

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Preston North End – teamtalk.com 9 Jan 10:08

EXCLUSIVE: Preston beat Prem suitors to sign ?next Andy Carroll?

Preston North End have won the race to land Hartlepool United starlet Connor Simpson, beating off a host of Premier League clubs.

The 17-year-old, likened to Andy Carroll, has come through the ranks at Victoria Park – but they have failed to tie him down to a professional contract.

Liverpool, Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Scottish giants Celtic – had all watched him, and made approaches about striking a deal.

But now we can reveal that Preston have moved to seal a deal and Simpson is set to join Alex Neil’s side before the close of the window this month.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Preston North End | BBC 23 Jun 15:44

Preston sign Manchester United's Harrop

Preston North End to sign Josh Harrop on a four-year deal when his Manchester United contract expires on 3 July.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Preston North End | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Preston North End | BBC 20 Jun 19:27

Preston re-sign Norwich keeper Rudd

Preston North End re-sign goalkeeper Declan Rudd from Championship rivals Norwich City on a three-year deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Preston North End | BBC 16 Jun 15:19

Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup

Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Preston North End | BBC 3 Jun 14:29

Preston sign Cork top scorer Maguire

Cork City's League of Ireland top scorer Sean Maguire signs for Championship side Preston for an undisclosed fee.

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