Burnley are considering selling Arfield this month rather than lose him for nothing. The Clarets are keen for the 29-year-old to stay at Turf Moor but he is out of contract in the summer and unless he can be persuaded to sign a new deal before then he would be available on a free.
Manchester City will be looking to potentially widen their lead at the top of the Premier League table against Crystal Palace. City currently hold a 15-point advantage over nearest rivals Manchester United and remain on course to break a host of records. The Premier League records Manchester City could break this season Pep Guardiola and
Tony Pulis tasted defeat in his first proper match as Middlesbrough manager as they were beaten by Aston Villa. Pulis replaced Garry Monk hours before the Boxing Day win over Bolton, but four days later saw some of the problems faced by his predecessor as Robert Snodgrass’ 75th-minute header earned Villa a 1-0 win. Derby’s
Rafa Benitez will take a different approach to his tactics against Manchrster City when Brighton arrive at St James’ Park today. The two sides which battled out last season’s Sky Bet Championship title race and he will hope they edge this game as they did that duel. He said: “We want to win and we