Sherwood: No Tottenham signings

Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Tim Sherwood has said he will not have any new faces on transfer deadline day, according to ESPN. Spurs, under Andre Villas-Boas, had an active summer window, selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and signing the likes of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Etienne Capoue. But Sherwood, who replaced Villas-Boas in December, told a Press conference that he will doesn’t expect any arrivals – although, he added tongue-in-cheek, he might be tempted by a certain player. “There is a zero per cent chance of us signing…

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Mourinho hints at big Chelsea summer signing

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that he will make a big-name addition in the summer, ESPN has reported. Mourinho told a Press conference that other than Kurt Zouma, who moved to Stamford Bridge for £21.5m on transfer deadline day, there would be no activity at the club. But the Portuguese did hint that the summer will be different, with the player he wants already in mind. “We don’t sign a striker now as an emergency plan to score half a dozen goals to give us half a dozen extra…

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Arsenal fail in Kalou approach

Arsenal’s attempt to sign former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou on loan from Lille has been rebuffed, Sky Sports has reported. The Gunners and an unnamed German team approached Lille over the chances of taking Kalou on loan for the rest of the season, but Lille rejected their advances as they would be unable to sign a replacement before the transfer deadline. Kalou, 28, is said to have been open to returning to the Premier League after spending six years at Stamford Bridge. He left London in 2012 after 251 games…

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Crystal Palace loan Campana to Nurnberg

Jose Campana has left Premier League side Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season, Sky Sports has reported, joining Bundesliga outfit Nurnberg. Campana only joined Palace in the summer but has struggled to win a place in the Eagles’ line-up, making only six league appearances. His last game for Palace came in October, in the 4-1 home loss to Fulham. Nurnberg have the option to sign the 20-year-old on a permanent basis in the summer. Campana has a contract with the Selhurst Park club until 2017, having…

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Man City cancel moves for Fernando and Mangala

Manchester City will not be signing Porto pair Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala, Sky Sports has reported. It had been suggested City would seal the duo before the transfer deadline at 11pm on Friday evening and talks were hold through the day over a £35m combined swoop. A flight from Portugal to Manchester was supposedly arranged but then cancelled, signalling that the players would remain in Iberia for the foreseeable future. Speaking at a Press conference, manager Manuel Pellegrini hinted the full events of the day would eventually be revealed. “For…

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Stoke agree Cattermole deal

Stoke City have agreed a deal with Sunderland to sign Lee Cattermole, Sky Sports has reported. The Potters have made more than one bid for the midfielder after their initial offer was rejected by the Black Cats. The agreed fee is said to be in the region of £5m and Cattermole is to have a medical with Stoke before the move can go ahead. Sunderland signed Liam Bridcutt from Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday morning but if Cattermole does complete the move to the Britannia Stadium, Sunderland manager Gus…

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Man City targets Mangala and Fernando staying at Porto for now

Man City’s hopes of signing Porto duo Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando look to be in vein, as the pair will not be moving to the Premier League leaders before the transfer window closes, according to BBC Sport. The Citizens had hoped to land the players on deadline day, but now look set to do no more business before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm. It is believed that the deal to take Mangala and Fernando to the Etihad Stadium could be resurrected in the summer, with Porto thought to…

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Solskjaer calls for immediate impact from Cardiff new boys

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for an immediate impact from the Bluebirds’ three high profile signings, according to Sky Sports. Former Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones arrived at the club earlier in the week in a player exchange deal involving Peter Odemwingie, and Man United pair Fabio and Wilfried Zaha have also both arrived at the club – the latter on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day. All three appear likely to be drafted straight into the first team when the Welsh outfit take…

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Bruce confident Hull can survive

Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes his side are capable of ensuring that they remain the Premier League by the end of the season, according to Sky Sports. Hull currently sit just four points above the relegation zone in 13th place but Bruce believes half the table is worried about the threat of relegation. “It’s a quite unique sort of season. The top four have record points and there aren’t two teams running away with it and two teams cut off,” said Bruce. “So there are 10 clubs in it;…

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Fulham closing in on Everton defender Heitinga

Fulham are close to securing the signing of Everton defender John Heitinga, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old has been looking for an exit from Goodison Park and could be heading to London following talks with Fulham. The Dutch international is set to undergo a medical at Craven Cottage ahead of a switch despite previously looking likely to move abroad. The defender previously turned down an Everton departure with West Ham and looked to be moving overseas with Roma and Galatasaray showing interest in the player. Heitinga is out of…

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Tottenham win appeal against Rose sending off against Man City

Tottenham have successfully appealed against the red card shown to defender Danny Rose during the club’s 5-1 home loss to Man City, according to Sky Sports. Rose was dismissed during the second half of the game, giving away a penalty when he felled City striker Edin Dzeko. Yaya Toure scored from the resulting penalty to give City a 2-0 lead at the time. Video evidence presented to the FA prove that Rose’s boot did make contact with the ball, meaning his challenge was a legitimate tackle, and the red card…

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Fulham sign Olympiakos striker Mitroglou

Fulham have completed the transfer deadline day signing of Olympiakos striker Kostas Mitroglou, according to Sky Sports. The Greece striker makes the move to Craven Cottage on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old has been in prolific form so far this season, coming to London as the Greek Super League’s top scorer with 14 goals, including four hat-tricks with one being scored in the Champions League. The forward started his career in Germany but moved to Greek side Olympiakos in 2007 where he has now notched 62…

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Rodgers gives little away when asked about Liverpool and Tottenham target Konoplyanka

Brendan Rodgers gave little away regarding the latest news on Liverpool’s reported bid for Yevhen Konoplyanka from Ukraine club Dnipro, reports Sky Sports. Tottenham are also thought to be interested in the winger, and with just hours remaining before the transfer window slams shut it would appear that the two club’s efforts to sign the 24-year-old on deadline day could go down to the wire. Ian Ayre, Liverpool’s managing director, flew to the Ukraine earlier in the week in an effort to thrash out a deal for the Ukraine international,…

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Chelsea manager Mourinho blasts clubs for not respecting Financial Fair Play

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that not all clubs were showing their commitment to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, according to The Daily Mail. The Blues boss did not mention Manchester City by name but hinted that some clubs were still spending heavily on transfers and finding ways to hide their spending rather than adjusting to the rules. “Some clubs are feeling FFP as a fair FFP, and some others are feeling FFP as a dodgy FFP,” said Mourinho. “We don’t want emergency plans, it’s not our profile now.…

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Crystal Palace sign Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey

Crystal Palace have completed the deadline day signing of Welsh international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from League One outfit Wolves for an undisclosed fee, according to Sky Sports. Hennessey had spent time on loan at Yeovil earlier this season but has struggled to re-establish himself since returning to Molineux, and has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at Selhurst Park. Hennessey had spent his whole career as a Wolves player, but did spend spells on loan at Bristol City (2006), Stockport (2007) and more recently Yeovil. The 27-year-old is excited at the…

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Tottenham winger Chadli set for Swansea loan move talks

Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli is set for talks with Swansea over a possible loan move to the club, according to Sky Sports. Swansea tried to buy the 24-year-old in the summer but were beaten to the player’s signature by Spurs who paid £7 million to land him from FC Twente. The Welsh side have now made a deadline day move for the player about a possible loan move to the Liberty Stadium. Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood had previously insisted that the London club would not let any more players…

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Stoke set to hijack Crystal Palace’s move for Blackpool star Ince

Stoke could be set to make an eleventh hour bid to hijack Tom Ince’s proposed loan move to Crystal Palace, and hope to sign the Blackpool midfielder on a permanent basis, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year-old, who joined Blackpool in 2011 and has gone on to enjoy a growing reputation in English football, had also been linked with a move to Monaco but Palace had looked favourites to land the coveted former Liverpool youth star before Potters boss Mark Hughes made the late move. The England U-21 international has…

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Man City reject Liverpool approach for Richards

Man City have rejected a surprise approach for defender Micah Richards from Liverpool, reports The Daily Mail. The England defender, 25, was the subject of a loan bid from Merseyside, but manager Manuel Pellegrini has told counterpart Brendan Rodgers that Richards won’t be making the switch. Rodgers is believed to be on the lookout to sign a right-back on transfer deadline day with Glen Johnson struggling for full fitness, and is believed to have made an enquiry about the availability of Richards. Injury troubles, coupled with the great form of…

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Southampton striker Osvaldo set for Juventus loan move

Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo is having a medical at Serie A leaders Juventus ahead of a loan move to the club, according to Sky Sports. The 28-year-old joined Saints just six months ago but is set to leave the club following a training ground bust-up with team-mate Jose Fonte. “Italian international striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is visiting Turin’s Clinica Fornaca di Sessant, Isokinetic and Istituto di Medicina dello Sport centres today for medical examinations,” Juventus announced on their website. The Italian international became Southampton’s record signing when he joined for…

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Poyet reunion for Bridcutt as Brighton midfielder seals Sunderland switch

Sunderland have completed the deadline day signing of Liam Bridcutt from Brighton, reports Sky Sports. Bridcutt has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the Stadium of Light and arrives for an undisclosed fee, though this is suggested to be in the £3m area. Bridcutt played under Black Cats boss Gus Poyet during the Uruguayan’s time in charge at Brighton, Poyet being the man to take Bridcutt to the Falmer Stadium in the first place in 2010. He made over 150 appearances for the Seagulls, and made his international debut with…

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Crystal Palace complete permanent transfer of Puncheon from Southampton

Crystal Palace have secured the permanent signing of Jason Puncheon from Southampton, according to Sky Sports. Puncheon has been on loan at the Eagles since the start of the season, and has impressed manager Tony Pulis enough to convince the Selhurst Park outfit to open their cheque book and secure the 27-year-old’s services on a permanent basis. The midfielder has signed a four year contract at the club after scoring winning goals against struggling Stoke and West Ham in recent weeks. Speaking to Palace’s official website, Puncheon – who grew…

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Moyes says Man United won’t be making any deadline day signings

David Moyes has ruled out the prospect of Man United making any transfer deadline day signings, according to The Daily Star. The Old Trafford boss has broken the club’s transfer record with the recent £37.1m signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea, and while he acknowledges that his rebuilding work is still far from finished he concludes that the next big bit of business is likely to have to wait until the summer, despite a host of players being linked with deadline-busting moves to the Premier League champions. Moyes said: “You…

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Liverpool taking a risk on Konoplyanka

When FC Basle’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah signed for Europa League champions Chelsea, rather than Brendan Rodgers’ in-form Liverpool, just a handful of days ago, there was naturally some disappointment and frustration at Anfield. Rumours of the Reds’ interest in the 21-year-old attacking star had been doing the rounds for several weeks before the January transfer window had opened. But with Juan Mata’s controversial £37.1m move to struggling title-holders Manchester United on the verge of completion, Jose Mourinho had significant funds to invest in a replacement for the out-of-favour Spaniard…

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Man United winger Zaha moves to Cardiff on loan

Wilfried Zaha has joined Cardiff from Man United on loan until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports. Zaha had been linked with different Premier League clubs throughout this month’s transfer window, but former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to convince the 21-year-old to spend the rest of the season with the Welsh outfit. The Norwegian manager has already signed several players as he seeks to battle for Cardiff’s Premier League survival, with Zaha following the likes of Fabio, Kenwyne Jones, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller…

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Can Everton still make the Champions League?

Conveniently forgetting matches which took place in similar circumstances in 2005 and 2008, this was billed by many observers as the biggest Merseyside derby for decades. Finishing in the top four and making the Champions League is the ultimate aim, and it was Everton left feeling dejected on Tuesday evening after a 4-0 defeat. Everton were simply outplayed at Anfield, making some costly errors as they struggled to contain the home side, but has this result derailed their pursuit of Europe’s most lucrative and star-studded competition? It must not be…

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