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Hendrick set to sign

Hull are reported to be closing in on a move for Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick after agreeing a £10million fee with the Rams. The Tigers are stepping up their attempts to sign a host of players before Wednesday’s transfer deadline, and Hendrick is high on their list of targets. The Republic of Ireland

Swansea can not ‘go crazy’ over set-pieces

Shaun Maloney turned home Hull’s first goal after Swansea failed to clear from a corner. Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski insists his teammates can not ‘go crazy’ worrying about their set-piece frailties. No Premier League side conceded more goals from dead balls last season than the Swans and they conceded another in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to

Striker apologises over ‘gay’ tweets

<!– Gray joined Burnley for a then club-record fee in August 2015 Warning: this article contains offensive language Burnley striker Andre Gray has apologised and asked “for forgiveness” after homophobic tweets he sent in 2012 were shared on social media. One tweet from the 25-year-old Premier League player’s account appeared to condone killing gay people.

Stoke 1-4 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero and Nolito at the double to maintain Pep Guardiola’s perfect start

Sergio Aguero and Nolito both scored twice as Manchester City romped past Stoke on Saturday lunchtime to extend their winning start to the season. Aguero hit a first-half double at the Bet365 Stadium – his fifth and sixth goals in just three games – to put City 2-0 ahead at half-time. Bojan reduced the deficit for Stoke shortly after the

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 9: Man City close to £50m deal, Chelsea eye Icardi and Arsenal to land Jonny Evans?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Manchester City are increasingly confident of concluding a £50million deal to sign John Stones from Everton before the Premier League season starts on Saturday. City and Everton have been in negotiations over Stones for the past three weeks but are understood to have moved closer to agreement

Middlesbrough sign Villa keeper Guzan

Brad Guzan has 50 caps for the USA and was part of the side which reached the Copa America semi-finals in June Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough have signed Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan on a two-year deal. Guzan had one year remaining on his contract, but has reportedly been allowed to leave on a free

Brentford sales for ‘economic’ reasons

Jake Bidwell (left) and David Button departed Brentford this summer for QPR and Fulham respectively Brentford head coach Dean Smith says “economic” reasons were behind the sales of Jake Bidwell and David Button to west London and Championship rivals. Former Bees skipper Bidwell, 23, joined QPR earlier in July while goalkeeper Button, 27, moved to

Bristol City sign Oxford’s O’Dowda

Callum O’Dowda (right) is Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson’s fifth summer signing Bristol City have signed Oxford United winger Callum O’Dowda for a fee of at least £1m. The 21-year-old, who scored 10 goals in 50 appearances for the U’s last season, has signed a three-year contract with the Championship side. O’Dowda made his