Liverpool – “It is hard” for Mignolet says Howard of Everton

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made the big decision to drop goalkeeper Simon Mignolet last weekend for Liverpool’s major Premier League clash with Manchester United. Brad Jones was chosen instead but could not prevent the 3-0 thumping by long time rivals United, Jones though improving in the 3-1 midweek victory over Bournemouth. Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool in June 2013 for £9m. …

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Newcastle in keeper emergency

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Newcastle United will hold discussions with the Premier League over signing an emergency keeper on loan after a number of injuries to 3 senior keepers. With the derby match against Sunderland on Sunday getting ever closer, Newcastle will hope their appeal is accepted and they can find a suitable keeper in time. Third-choice keeper Jak Alnwick, 21, injured his shoulder …

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England U21 pens new contract at Sunderland

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Sunderland and England U21 striker, Connor Wickham has penned a new long term deal with the Premier League side, keeping him at the club until 2019, BBC Sport has revealed. Wickham was coming into his final year of a four-year contract which he signed when he joined from Ipswich Town in 2011. Wickham, 21, has scored three times this season, taking his …

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Liverpool – Borini finally off in January?

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Liverpool have no doubt had issues up front this season, Daniel Sturridge missing through injury since September and £16m man Mario Balotelli failing to fire. However in all this Fabio Borini has still been surplus to requirements and could be leaving Anfield in January. According to the Daily Mirror,  Borini could be targeted by Sunderland again who agreed a £14m …

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QPR, Aston Villa & Sunderland all hunt Pazzini of Milan

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Sunderland, Aston Villa and QPR have all struggled so far in the Premier League, sitting in 14th, 12th and 19th respectively. Goals have been an issue for some but the Daily Mirror believe Giampaolo Pazzini could be the man to solve it with all three clubs interested. Pazzini is 30-years-old and joined current club AC Milan in August 2012 for …

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Everton, QPR, Stoke & Sunderland want this Chelsea outcast

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Chelsea outcast, Mohamed Salah is being frozen out of the first team by Jose Mourinho and it appears a number of Premier League suitors are weighing up a loan deal in January. The Egyptian signed from Basel last January for £11m but has found life hard at Stamford Bridge. A player of undoubted quality, Salah has all the credentials to …

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Chelsea – Blues fuming at Christian Atsu Everton loan spell

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The Chelsea hierarchy are set to recall young Ghanian winger Christian Atsu from his loan spell at Everton according to the Daily Express. It is believed Chelsea will look to loan Atsu out to Sunderland in the hope he will get more game time. Christian Atsu began his professional career with Portuguese giants Porto and graduated their youth academy via …

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Sunderland interested in Portuguese starlet

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Sunderland boss, Gus Poyet is reportedly tracking highly rated Portuguese starlet, Bruma according to the Northern Echo. Cesare Prandelli, Galatasaray’s coach has been told by higher authority that the club will only let Bruma leave if the Turkish side can recoup the the money in which they paid Sporting for him. Bruma, 20, is an exciting talent but has struggled to …

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Crystal Palace & Sunderland hunt Senegal midfielder

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Premier League clubs will begin compiling their shopping list for the January sales with Scouts being sent across the globe in a hope of improving their squad. Crystal Palace have 9 points so far this season and are in 17th whilst Sunderland have 12 points and sit in 14th so both will be hoping for a number of strong additions. …

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Former Liverpool man Dossena joins Leyton Orient!

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Former Liverpool, Sunderland and Napoli defender, Andrea Dossena, has made the shock switch to League One side Leyton Orient. The club announced the capturing of the free agent on their official website and twitter today. Andrea Dossena, now 33-years-old, began his career with Verona in Italy and played for Treviso and Udinese before joining Liverpool in July 2008 for around …

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Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt suffers dislocated shoulder

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The third shoulder injury in three days for the Premier League. Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt was substituted before half time after sustaining a dislocated shoulder as Sunderland defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 in yesterdays Monday night clash. Van Aanholt becomes the third player in successive days to have the injury, following the likes of Everton’s Antolin Alcaraz and Manchester United’s Marcos …

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Sunderland complete signing of French defender

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Sunderland’s defence let in a shocking 8 goals in their weekend away defeat to Southampton, today the club have announced a new player to hopefully bolster that back line. Anthony Réveillère has been signed as a free agent until the end of the season, the experienced 34-year-old playing mainly as a right-back. Réveillère was released at the end of his Napoli …

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Sunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

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Sunderland were roundly humiliated on the weekend as 2500 fans made the 750 mile journey to Southampton. Those hardy North-East supporters saw their side pummelled 8-0 as manager Gus Poyet called it the “most embarrassing” of his career. Now BBC Sport report that Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who picked the ball out of his net a staggering 8 times, wants …

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Ireland hero John O’Shea signs new Sunderland deal

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Republic of Ireland earned a fantastic 1-1 draw with Germany during the international break and their goalscoring hero John O’Shea has signed a new contract with Sunderland till 2017. The former Manchester United defender was confirmed on Twitter as being given the new two-year-deal. John O’Shea is the Sunderland captain and the 33-year-old has played 97 Premier League games for …

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Villa, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

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Premier League trio, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are all ready to pounce for Manchester United winger, Ashley Young in the summer according to the Express. Young has been on the books at United for 3 years after joining from Aston Villa in 2011. The winger is however now deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking …

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5 under the radar transfers from the Premier League

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Transfer Deadline Day is always a media sensation with deals ongoing throughout the day; with the constant 24 hour coverage, fans are never going to miss a thing. However, sometimes with the big deals stealing the headlines; some deals do go under the radar and clubs often snap up a decent player or two. Here are our top 5 under …

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Sunderland sign Ricky Alvarez

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Midfielder Ricky Alvarez has just signed a season long loan contract with Sunderland. Should the Black Cats stay in the Premier League (and the money is on them retaining that status, they will pay £8.5 million in the summer to keep the Argentinian forward with them. Alvarez scored four times in 28 league appearances in the Serie A for his …

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QPR agree Fabio Borini fee

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QPR have had a bid accepted for Liverpool striker, Fabio Borini. A player who was touted with a move to Sunderland; but a deal there broke down and now Harry Redknapp’s side QPR look favourites to sign the Italian. Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers said that Borini needs first team football and a move away from Anfield would suit all parties. …

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Sebastian Coates joins Sunderland on loan

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Sunderland are on the verge of announcing officially that Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has joined the North-East club on a season long loan. Sky Sports News HQ have been reporting the deal all day but after a long medical it appears the switch is now agreed. Sebastian Coates is 23-years-old and joined the Anfield club in August 2011 from Uruguayan …

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Premier League duo join Norwich City

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Former Premier League duo Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome have both completed switches to Championship side, Norwich City. Cuellar left Sunderland in June after being released by the Black Cats in the summer. The Spaniard made 33 appearances for Sunderland but has now found pastures new at Norwich City with his first stint in the Championship. The defender penned a one-year-deal …

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