James McArthur joins Crystal Palace from Wigan

26-year-old Scottish international James McArthur has tonight completed a deadline day move from Championship club Wigan to Premier League side Crystal Palace. The club confirmed the transfer on Twitter which was initially thought to break the club’s record signing fee. However, this appears not to be the case and the cost is around £5m, close to the current record fee. …

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Gareth ThomasJames McArthur joins Crystal Palace from Wigan

Aston Villa bid for United’s Tom Cleverley

Aston Villa have launched an £8m bid for England and Manchester United midfielder, Tom Cleverley according to the Telegraph. Villa boss Paul Lambert is looking to bolster his midfield options this season to help compete a stay above the torrid relegation zone. Someone of Cleverley’s credentials at Villa could just prove to be a risk worth taking. A player who …

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Oliver BainesAston Villa bid for United’s Tom Cleverley
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Review of the Premiership part 4: Everyone else, West Brom to QPR

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season West Bromwich Albion (49 pts, GD -4) 8th OK, to be third at the end of October was the sort of start Baggies fans could have only dreamed of. And we have been there before with unfancied sides enjoying the nosebleed reaches of the table within the season’s …

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AshleyReview of the Premiership part 4: Everyone else, West Brom to QPR

Who should Wigan play upfront against Arsenal?

Wigan’s perennial ‘great escape’ means they are accustomed to their current proximity to the relegation zone, but Roberto Martinez’s side are on a particularly poor run. Only one win in seven, at home to bottom club Reading, leaves them just outside the relegation zone. And with Aston Villa and QPR showing signs of improvement, Wigan need to start picking up …

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AshleyWho should Wigan play upfront against Arsenal?