Joe Hart completes £3.5m Burnley switch from Manchester City

Burnley have completed the signing of Joe Hart from Manchester City on a two-year deal for a fee in the region of £3.5m. The move to Turf Moor ends Hart’s 12-year association with the Premier League champions where he was previously undisputed first choice before Pep Guardiola’s 2016 arrival meant he became surplus to requirements. Hart spent the past two seasons on loan at Torino and West Ham but failed to establish himself at either club, and subsequently missed out on England’s World Cup squad. Burnley manager Sean Dyche did…

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Leicester offer star to Real Madrid, make bid for defender

Leicester City star N’Golo Kante has been offered to Real Madrid, according to Spanish source AS. The France international has a £ 19.8 million release clause and has been linked with a number of big clubs after impressing during the Foxes’ surprising Premier League title run. With another busy season ahead, the 25-year-old will bring further defensive cover to the team alongside Casemiro, who’s Real’s only true defensive midfielder. Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been open with his praise for the France international, who joined Leicester from Ligue 1 side Caen…

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Championship Season Review – Brighton & HA, Bristol City, Burnley, Cardiff

Brighton & HA: 3rd In almost any other season, 89 points would be more than enough to win automatic promotion, and comfortably at that. For that reason Brighton can consider themselves massively unlucky not to have secured top-flight football for the first time since 1983, with a second chance in the play-offs having also failed to deliver the status befitting of their stadium, facilities and their fan base. There was clearly ability within a squad that had been added to by the signing of Israeli striker Tomer Hemed and left-back…

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Four teams fighting for the Premier League’s jackpot

Brighton, Hull City, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday will compete for the most lucrative prize in English football: promotion to the Premier League. Deloitte claim promotion to the Premier League this season will be worth at least £170 million, which in this case assumes the promoted side gets relegated after just one season in the top flight. It is estimated clubs can count on an additional £95 million in revenue per season in the Premier League plus £75 million in parachute payments across the following two seasons if they are relegated,…

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Liverpool have to pay big for “free transfer”

Liverpool have been told they must pay Burnley up to £8m for striker Danny Ings, a record for a tribunal ruling, according to The Guardian. The 23-year-old striker arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer. However, it turns out there was nothing free about the transfer at all. Ings left the Championship club last season as his contract had expired, but because he was under 24 years of age, his former employers were entitled to compensation from the Reds. However, a tribunal was needed as…

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Championship and League One team ranked among European giants in form table

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If you check the international form table at Transfermarkt, you expect to see European giants like Juventus, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG. But Championship team Burnley FC and League One team Barnsley FC? No, those two clubs have been surprisingly strong during their last 15 league matches and are therefore ranked among the big clubs in the form table. The Clarets are sitting in fifth place, gaining a total of 36 points from their last 15 league matches. That’s as many as Ligue 1 champions and current leaders…

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Top 10 most important strikers in The Championship

With almost three quarters of the season behind us, it’s time to look at some of the most remarkable statistics in The Championship, England’s second tier football league. Hull City is leading the way, being trailed shortly by Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton, while also Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are not done contending for promotion to the Premier League. At the bottom, three clubs are in serious trouble, as Charlton, Bolton and Rotherham have to make up a lot of ground to avoid being relegated to the League One. But who has…

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Former Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson named as Premier League’s most influential figure

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been named as the most influential person in Premier League history. READ MORE: Manchester United Transfer News Ten unstoppable players Manchester United almost signed Man United would lucky to sign key target, says ex-Real Madrid chief In a list compiled by the Daily Mail, the veteran tactician saw off competition from the likes of Roman Abramovich, Rupert Murdoch and Richard Scudamore to exert his influence on the top flight. Current Premier League managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho also featured amongst the…

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Done deal: Tottenham confirm Kieran Trippier arrival for £3.5m

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the arrival of Burnley defender Kieran Trippier for a fee of £3.5m, the Metro reports. READ MORE: Tottenham Transfer Gossip The former Manchester City trainee has spent the past three years with the Clarets, but has now put pen-to-paper on a five-year-deal at White Heart Lane. Despite being unable to help Burnley avoid relegation back to the Championship, Trippier impressed as he played in all 38 games. He becomes the second high profile exit from Turf Moor this month, following Danny Ings’ departure to Liverpool. And…

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Liverpool make improved £6m Ings bid to avoid tribunal

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Liverpool are said to be making an improved £6m offer in compensation for Burnley striker Danny Ings in a bid to avoid a Premier League tribunal, according to the Daily Mirror. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Relegated side Burnley turned down The Reds’ initial offer of £4m for Ings, who has apparently already agreed terms on a Bosman move to Anfield this summer. And Sean Dyche’s men will likely knock back this latest offer as they are said to be holding out for £10m. Liverpool are reluctant to pay…

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Burnley’s Ashley Barnes admits survival is slipping out of their hands

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes has recently admitted that the Clarets are in a precarious position in the fight for Premier League survival this season, with Sean Dyche’s men relying on other teams to lose around them to give them a hope of retaining their top-flight status, reports Sky Sports. Burnley are currently rock bottom of the Premier League after 35 games this season, with 26 points to their name. They are eight points adrift of safety, with only nine points available from their remaining matches. As a result, they need…

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Dyche: Mirallas should have been sent off

After Burnley were beaten 1-0 to Everton, courtesy of winger Kevin Mirallas, manager Sean Dyche was angry at the final whistle, as he felt the Belgian international should have been sent off for a dangerous challenge on George Boyd. The Clarets boss added he’s considering making his players surround referees to turn decisions in their favour too, reports Sky Sports. Everton’s Kevin Mirallas was perhaps fortunate to have remained on the field following a dangerous challenge on Burnley midfielder George Boyd, but referee Mike Jones gave the Belgian international a…

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Everton 1-0 Burnley: Mirallas goal sends 10-man Clarets to the foot of the table

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas score in the first-half as the Toffees continued their resurgence in the Premier League, while Burnley were reduced to 10-men in the game, and finished the day at the foot of the table, reports BBC Sport. The Blues should have taken the lead in the 10th minute after being awarded a penalty for a foul on Aaron Lennon, but Ross Barkley missed his spot-kick to give Burnley a lifeline. The Clarets did eventually gall behind, however, inside of half an hour through the talented Kevin Mirallas,…

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Dyche: I was told to get my players diving

Burnley Sean Dyche revealed a former Premier League manger told him to have his players diving more in games, with the relegation-threatened Clarets feeling hard done by following a lack of penalties given to them, while the likes of divers in the league are punished, reports Sky Sports. This season in the Premier League, Burnley have at times felt they haven’t been awarded penalties or free-kicks due to their players not going down under every challenge, which could well be costly in the Clarets’ bid to avoid relegation. Manager Sean…

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Dyche: We have to learn from our experiences in the race for survival

Burnley manager Sean Dyche was in a positive mood, despite his side having lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal, as he feels the Clarets are showing the defensive resilience needed to keep them in the Premier League. He wants his men to learn from their past games in the league to finish strongly this season, reports BBC Sport. Arsenal went ahead early in the game through Aaron Ramsey, but Burnley didn’t give in. They had many chances to equalise, but were lacking the desired quality the final third to ever…

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino concedes Spurs weren’t good enough against Burnley

With Tottenham having been held to a goalless draw against Burnley, which saw the Clarets boasting the better chances, manager Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t pleased with side’s performances, and was left to admit that they didn’t do enough to come away with all three points, reports BBC Sport. Tottenham struggled to create many chances, with striker Harry Kane not getting adequate support throughout the game. He had a quiet afternoon, but Spurs’ creative attacking-midfield trio let the side down considerably, and were looking lethargic. Burnley could have taken the lead early…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt his side could have beaten Tottenham

Following Burnley’s 0-0 draw at home to Tottenham, manager Sean Dyche believed his side could have come away with all three points at Turf Moor, after spurning chances to take the lead in the game, reports BBC Sport. Burnley striker Danny Ings missed a gilt-edged opportunity in the first-half, after latching onto a ball from a mistake by Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, but he fired his effort tamely into the hands of the Spurs goalkeeper. It was one of many chances wasted throughout the game, but didn’t ultimately come back…

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Burnley 0-0 Tottenham: Spurs lacklustre against resilient Clarets

Burnley earned a valuable point against Tottenham Hotspur to boost their chances of Premier League survival. The Clarets even had chances to win the game themselves, but the normally reliable Danny Ings failed to make a glorious first-half opportunity count, reports BBC Sport. Tottenham were very slow out of the blocks, and couldn’t work any attacking moves together. The Londoners had striker Harry Kane as their club captain, but he failed to have much of an impact. He had little support from his midfielders, which led to a quiet showing.…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche reveals club tried to sign Harry Kane in the past

Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits the Clarets tried to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane on loan at the start of the season, before the England international took the Premier League by storm, reports Sky Sports. Kane, 21, has enjoyed a brilliant standout campaign for the Londoners, scoring 19 goals in the Premier League to be the current top scorer in the division. His rise to prominence has surprised the majority of people, given he was exclusively getting game time in the Europa League this season, but his form made it…

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Burnley’s Sam Vokes excited to link-up with Gareth Bale for Wales again

After overcoming a lengthy knee injury, Burnley striker Sam Vokes revealed his excitement to be joining up with Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale in the Wales national team ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers to come, reports Sky Sports. Vokes missed a year of football after a cruciate ligament injury, but is now back in action for club and country, and is looking forward to contributing again. He is particular keen to play alongside Gareth Bale again, as he believes the forward’s abilities could lead Wales to a major international tournament.…

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Burnley sign free agent Ulvestad

Burnley have completed the signing of free agent Fredrik Ulvestad on a three-year contract after the midfielder left Aalesunds, Sky Sports has reported. Ulvestad, who has been capped once for the Norway national team, had been training with the Clarets after his Aalesunds contract expired. He made more than 100 appearances for his former club, his home-town team, after coming through the academy at the Colour Line Stadion and making his first team bow in 2011. The 22-year-old made his debut for Norway in August 2014, playing the second half…

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche defends Barnes’ tackle on Matic

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has played down the row surrounding Clarets striker Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, and insists it was merely a pass that he unfortunately followed through with, reports Sky Sports. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho cited the incident as one of many poor refereeing decisions in the game, and replays suggested he may have had a case. Ashley Barnes followed through with a pass that caused Nemanja Matic’s leg to bed sideways due to the impact. The Serbian international wasn’t injured, but his immediate reaction…

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Burnley’s Ings in Spain to investigate Sociedad move

The Daily Mail has claimed Burnley striker Danny Ings has travelled to Spain in order to explore the possibility of a move to Real Sociedad next season. Ings’ contract is up at the end of the season with interest steadily mounting in the 22-year-old’s services. The Clarets managed to keep hold of their star man in January having knocked back serious interest from the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. Reports had claimed that the Reds were willing to make a move before the summer if the Premier League…

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