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Exclusive – Allardyce confirms Carroll fit to face QPR

has confirmed to talkSPORT that will make his West Ham return against QPR tonight.The striker, on loan from , suffered a hamstring injury on his debut against at the start of September.Carroll had been expected to be sidelined for around six weeks but the 23-year-old has made a speedy recovery and is set to start the Locontent_imgndon derby at Loftus Road.”He’s going to be back tonight,” said Allardyce, speaking to Keys & Gray.The return of Carroll will be a big boost to a West Ham side which has yet to score away from home in the Premier League this season.Ato confirm the arrival of Podence from Olympiakos for around £19million this week.The Portuguese winger is due to arrive for a medical after the clubs agreed terms and a four-and-a-half year contract. O Jogo says Podence was on his way to Wolves fornd, although his side are sitting eighth in the Premier League and on a three-match unbeaten run, Allardyce admits he is concerned by his side’s lack of attacking edge so far this term.“We do create chances home and away, obviously not as many away as at home, but our clinical side has been a bit lacking in terms of converting those chances at the right time,” said the Hammers chief.“The only time it really came to fruition was the Fulham game in the first half, where we banged in three of the five chances we had and the game was over. The rest of the time, home and away, we haven’t been clinical enough converting chances into goals. That’s a bit ofle working in Spain.Emery was asked by arsenal.com about his biggest coaching influences.”I learned with every coach I had in my career,” Emery said. “For example, one who came to Spain and Real Sociedad, John Toshack. He’s from Wales and really he t a problem as the season goes on.”

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Sagna questions Arsenal over sale of Van Persie and Song

admits fans are right to be upset following the departures of and Alex Song from the club.The pair have moved to and Barcelona respectively this summer, becoming the latest first-team players to leave the Emirates in recent years.Gunners supporters have voiced their unrest at the constant departures of their top stars and, speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, Sagna admitted the pair are a huge loss to the Arsenal squad.”Everyone was expecting Robin van Persie to leave, but Alex Song, that was a surprise,” he said. “I don’t understand that at all. It is a big loss for the club.”When you see two of r Chelsea midfielder is now in charge at the club, as he hopes to steer them into a new era.While results have been indifferent since thcontent_imge start of the season, Azpilicueta believes the work ethic of everyone at the club capable of leading the club out of it’s slump.Mijatovic was reacting to their 3-0 Champions League humbling at PSG.He said, “I did not expect such a game. I expected to see another game, I was very confident and I hope that Madrid will present itselwill see them improve.”Frank anthe best players from last season leave, you ask a lot of questions. I understand why the supporters are nervous.”

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Exclusive – Parish: Zaha will definitely be playing for Crystal Palace after January

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has stressed the clubs plans to keep hold of exciting winger Wilfred Zaha.He told Sports Bar: “He will definitely be playing at after January. Why would we sell him? What would wEden Hazard decides to leave Stamford Bridge.Hazard said on Sunday that he had informed Chelsea of where he wants to play football next season, with the most probable destination being Real Madrid.Finding a replacement for Hazard won’t be easy, but Le achieve by selling him?“We’ve been speaking this week with the players’ representatives, we’re focused on getting out of this division and that’s why we have an academy. Wilf will play in the Premier League and he’ll play for a top side.Parish continued: “We’d like to think his first chance in the Premier League will be playingy recovery at home.Demiral ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament with additional meniscus damage in January and was following a rehabilitation programme at the J-Medical Centre.However, with Serie A now suspended due to coronavirus concerns, Demira with us.“I can’t speak about deals that are things that are in the paper. No one has contacted mecontent_img so we have to cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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Carrick hits out at Rooney criticism

Manchester United midfielder has backed to prove his critola says games should be suspended rather than played behind closed doors in response to coronavirus.Guardiola, whose team saw their clash with Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night suspended, believes it is a matter of time before matchesics wrong and fire the to the Premier League title.The England striker scored a second-half hat-trick against to turn a 2-0 deficit incontent_imgto a 4-2 win for the league leaders.And his teammate believes he csted in signing Bordeaux forward Francois Kamano.The Reds have been quiet in the transfer market this summer, but they could spring into action with less than two weeks left before the start of the Premier League season.Jurgen Klopp is interested in an prove his doubters by grabbing the goals that will ensure they win back their Premier League crown.Carrick said: “It’s amazing the amount of negativity surrounding [his form] at times. We know what he is capable of, we know what he is all about.“Hopefully he’s got a lot more to come and at the age that he is at he’s got bags of time left. It’ll be nice for him to keep on banging them in for us in the run-in.”

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Swansea face competition in bid to land former Juventus star

Swansea will have to act fast if they want to sign French superstar David Trezeguet after Atalanta emerged as the strong favourites to clinch his signature.Trezeguet, 33, has been strongly linked with a shock move to the Premier League new-boys as looks to bolster his forward line ahead of the new season.Rodgers has already brought in and but he is still looking for a content_imgproveoach Ryan Giggs won’t hear criticism of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.Bale’s commitment and professionalism has been questioned in Spain.But Giggs says: “We played a game [on Tuesday] and he looked really good, sharp and really fresh, I’m excited to sn goalscorer at the highest level to give his side every chance of staying in the top flight.But he will need to act quickly if he wants to pull off a major transfer coup as reports in Italy today suggest that Atalanta have already made an offer to Trezeguet.Trezeguet is currently a free agent after his contract ran out with Spanish club Hercules and is set to make a decision over where he wants to play his football next seaatty Longstaff is eager to settle new terms with Newcastle United.The midfielder is inside the final year of his deal and will be free to negotiate with overseas clubs from January.“Yeah, obviously I want to stay at Newcastle but the biggest thing son.

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Juventus set to beat Tottenham in pursuit of Brazil striker

Tottenham target Leandro Damiao will be the subject of a £21m Janro Tonali is the real deal.Tonali is being tracked by the likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Liverpool.Pirlo told Gazzetta dello Sport: “He is very good, but he and I are different on the pitch.”He has everything to become a champion, but he is more of auary bid from Juventus, according to reports in Italy.Tottenham manager is a keen admirer of Damiao but had a £12m offer rejected by his club, Internacional, d striker Erling Haaland – without involving his agent Mino Raiola.The Daily Mail says United tried to bypass Raiola and attempted to strike a deal instead with the forward’s father Alf Inge Haaland.The attempt failed, and Haaland instead signed for Buring the summer. did manage to land on loan, but the manager is aware that his huge wages at parent club Manchester City will make a permanent move to White Hart Lane difficult.So Redknapp could be ready to go back to Internacional with a fresh bid for Damiao, who has impressed for both club and country this year.content_imgBut the Spurs boss is in danger of being beaten to the punch by Serie A leaders Juventus, who have made the Brazil international their No.1 target.Internacional are understood to want around £30m for the striker, but the Italian club are hoping to test their resolve with a £21m bid when the transfer window reopens.

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Dortmund defender snubs Premier League move

Man United and Man City target Mats Hummels has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund by signing a new-five-year contract.The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a Premier League switch after helping Dortmund claim back-to-back Bundesliga titles and establishing himself as one of the top defenders in Europe.And it had been suggested that the two Manchester sides would face fierce competition ferton boss Marco Silva says their “real a date on the returns of injured pair Alisson Becker and Naby Keita. Alisson damaged his calf muscle when kicking the ball in the Premier League opener.”He looks in good shape, in a good mood, but no date in my mind,” Klopp said of Alisson.”We will gfootball fans” will understand their slow starcontent_imgt to the season.Silva accepts he as manager will inevitably face the fury of fans who want to see instant results.“This will never change, in football, the managerom Roma, Juventus and Inter Milan for the ever-present defender.But ahead of representing Germany at Euro 2012 he has seemingly ruled out a move from the Westfalenstadion by extending his stay until 2017.”As soon as the club approached me and asked if I would like to extend, I knew immediately that I want to continue being part of this team, which is so successful and is so much fun to be in,” he said.

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Transfer rumours and paper review with Chris Davies: Tuesday, June 21

-hell”>Nice ready to end Boselli’s Wigan hellArsenal’s Gael Clichy is a £7m targeInvincible Lauren is convinced by the potential of young midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira.Both summer signings impressed in their first seasoncontent_img in England.And Lauren told bwin: “Matteo Guendouzi has the potential to grow into an Arsent for Roma, and the Italian club are willing to sell striker Mirko Vucinic. Swansea are closing in on the £3m transfer of Poland international goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski from Polish club Jagiellonia. Liverpool manager will refuse to give up on his pursuit of , despite Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish’s reluctance to sop four hopes tomorrow night.The Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge in 10th place, looking to reduce a 10-point gap on the Blues in fourth.Lampard insists Mikel Arteta’s side will not be out of contention if they lose but warned his side not to allow ell the England winger. Liverpool also remain keen on Lyon defender Dejan Lovren but fear they will struggle to gain a work permit for the Croat, 21, who has won just eight caps for his country. Wigan are finally set to sign goalkeeper in a £4m deal from . Dynamo Kiev have entered the race to sign Croatian midfielder from Tottenham. Tottenham are locked in a four-way fight for £17m-rated Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo with Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus also interested in the 25-year-old. New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has sounded out about making a shock return to Villa Park after the 27-year-old midfielder was released by the club at the end of last season. The Football Association is confident of repelling Inter Milan’s potential interest in England manager Fabio Capello. Czech Republic forward Tomas Pekhart says England’s brightest talents are ‘too flashy’ after helping to dump Stuart Pearce’s side out of the European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.

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Ferguson urges refs to give De Gea more protection

Sir has called on referees to give more protection to his new keeper .The Spaniard has endured a tough start to his career after his £18million move from Atletico Madrid, with high-profile mistakes against Manchester City in the Community Shield and in the Premier League.Ferguson, however, believes the 20-year-old was let down by referee Mike Jones in the 2-1 victory at content_imgWest Brom last month and hopes his new number one receives better protection from officials this weekend during United’s clash with .”He’s bound to get better protection than he did at West Brom,” said Ferguson. “There is nothing wrong with that, Donyell Malen and Mohamed Ihattaren.Okdiario says Real have both players on their radar – viewing the pair as an ideal fit for their focus on youth.Former Arsenal junior Malen is rated at €60m, while around €20m will buy Ihattaren.Real scouts ha it’s part of the challenge.”Each game that comes along will be a new experience for him. He got a different type of experience at West Brom and actually did really well in the sense that he had to deal with it.”But he didn’t get any protection from the referee at the time which was disappointing but we expect it to be better protection than that.”Ferguson has confirmed is fit for this weekend’s clash at the Reebok, while is expected to return next week after making a quicker than expected recovery reher.The latter, who is only 20, suffered a serious knee injury recently.It marks a difficult two years as the player continues to suffer injury setbacks.Milivojevic wrote to the young midfielder in the club’s program notes for the Carabao Cup game from a hamstring injury.”Danny is making good progress,” said Ferguson. “The injury is not as bad as we thought and he should be training next week.”

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vil Town was abandoned amid reports of racial abuse by fans.Officers are also investigating after items were reportedly throwncontent_img onto the playing area, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told gland left-back Wayne Bridge says Ben Chilwell will improve under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. City have reportedly stopped their mission to find a left-back this summer, with Leicester’s Chilwell one of their primary targets.If a move were toBBC Sport.Saturday’s match was abandoned after Haringey’s ma

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nd Arsenal for Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard.Winger Odegaard has impressed at Real Sociedad this season, where the 20-year-old is on loan from Real Madrid, and it emergecontent_imgd this week that the Red Devils and thencan Ferguson.Ferguson has been caretaker manager between the sacking of Marco Silva and Ancelotti’s appointment.Ancelotti said: “Duncan will be on my staff and my assistant. “This is important – Duncan knows really well the characteristics of the pl Gunners are considering a swoop.Now C

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Transfer rumours and paper review with Chris Davies: Tuesday, Feb 8

Here are the latest transfer tales from talksport.co.uk…”>Exclusive – Harper: ‘Arsenal draw was a big, big point for Newcastle’ can be better than ‘After signing Liverpool striker Fernando Torrres for £50m, Chelsea have turned their sights to Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. Owner is prepared to sanction anoub with New England Revolution.Last August the 31-year-old joined New England Revolution who we meet in tomorrow’s Final Whistle On Hate game, and who today appointed former USA manager Bruce Arena as their new head coach.”It does make me very proud,ther £50m move to bring in the midfielder. Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has refused to rule out a move to once hangs up his gloves at the end of the season. Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese has described some of the approaches made by Premier League clubs for winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during January as “unprofessional”. Wigan are favourites to sign ‘nnedy has been named new manager of Macclesfield Town.Kennedy was most recently U23 manager at Wolves.He has content_imgagreed an initial deal until the end of the 2019/20 campaign and will be assisted by former Crystal Palace and Southampton defender Danny Buts Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a Bosman free transfer in the summer but face competition from Everton and Celtic.

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cester City boss Brendan Rodgers insists they didn’t desy on a short-term deal after his contract expired at the Premier League club.The 20-year-old joined the Toffees aged 10, progrecontent_imgssed through the academy and became a regular for the Under-23s.Kiersey becomes Darrell Clarke’s fifth signing for the Sadderve defeat to Norwich City.Norwich earned all three Premier League points via an effort from Jamal Lewis, despite the Foxes having a goal of their own disallowed as Kelechi Iheanacho’s 50th-min

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Arshavin: Ramsey not to blame for Swansea loss

has leapt to the defence of and feels it is wrong for fans to blame the defeat against ea on his young shoulders.Ramsey.Eriksen has rejected a new contract from Spurs reportedly worth £200,000-a-week.The Dane wanted to join Barcelona and Real Madrid this summer, but no offers arrived.The Express says Atleti will wait until January to make a move for the playmaker.Er came under fire after lost 3-2 at Swansea, which leaves them 10 points behind arch-rivals .Arshavin believes the whole team should take responsibility for their latest defeat and feels they have to show a major improvement if they are to take anything from the game against on Sunday.When asked if Arsenal fans are right to lay the blame on Ramsey, Arshavin said: “I guess this is not the case. The fans shouldn’t blame everything on him.”We all deserve criticism. It’s the team that loses not the player. Now we have to think about the upcoming game against Manchester United. We lost to this team twice in a row, so we have extra motivation for this match.”We lost concentration [at Swansea]. And thecontent_img fact that the opponent was able to restore the winning score quickly influenced our psychological state. We tried to escape the defeat, but the luck was on the side of our hosts.”We knew that the trip to South Wales wouldn’t be an easy drive for us. Swansea is the team that loves to playManchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has laid into the team, by suggesting that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would struggle in it.United are enduring a miserable start to the season that sees them only two points above the relegation zone football. We expected a difficult away game and we got it.”

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Tottenham outcast interested in Eastern European move

has admitted he would consider a move to Russia or Ukraine this summer as he looks to leave and find first-team football.The Croatian midfielder has just one year left to run on his deal at White Hart Lane but has become frustrated by his limited playing time at the club.He has been included in his country’s squad for the European Championships this summer, a tournament which could provide him with the perfect platform to impress potential suitors and earn a move with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev reportedly interested.When asked if a move to Eastern Europe could be a possibility Kranjcar told Index: “Yes, why not? But conditions would have to be good.“I’m a realist. In Russia or Ukraine youis intensifying.Manchester City and Manchester United are both chasing the teen, along with Anderleermann.Klostermann had been linked with a move to the Gunners after releasing Stephan Lichtsteiner as a free agent in the summer transfer window.But due to financial constraints, Unai Emery decided to make signings in other areas in the summer. Howevcht and Ajax.City and Ajax have been in recent contact for Evjen.However, HLN says Anderlecht have now jumped ahead in the raccontent_imge, with player-manager Vi can play good football and earn a lot of money. Whether you agree with me or not, it’s important how much you earn in your career.”Times have changed, the East is becoming better and better. It’s not like 10 years ago. Clubs from Ukraine and Russia regularly play in the Champions League and Europa League.”