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Sunderland new boy eager to impress

Sunderland summer recruit Papy Djilobodji hopes to establish himself as a regular under David Moyes. The Senegal international, who joined in a reported £8million deal from Chelsea, made his debut against Middlesbrough last weekend and played the full 90 minutes on Wednesday as Sunderland saw off Shrewsbury in the EFL Cup. Boss Moyes has conceded

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,

Walters linked with rivals

Middlesbrough are reported to be weighing up a move for Stoke striker Jonathan Walters after winning promotion to the Premier League. Boro are back in the top flight following a lengthy absence and plans are already afoot to build a squad capable of staying there, with Walters reported to be a top target. It

Defoe ‘a very good option for England’

Media playback is not supported on this device England should pick Defoe for Euro 2016 – Allardyce Sunderland’s leading goalscorer Jermain Defoe would be a “very good option” for Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 England squad, says his manager Sam Allardyce. The 33-year-old scored his 15th Premier League goal for struggling Sunderland in Saturday’s 3-2 win

Loss would ‘destroy everything’ – Kalas

Middlesbrough defender Tomas Kalas is on a season-long loan from Chelsea Middlesbrough defender Tomas Kalas says a defeat against Preston on Saturday would “destroy everything” after their recent good run. Boro have won the most games in the Championship and have not lost a league game at the Riverside since January. “When we play at

Premier League Golden Glove race: Who are the top goalkeepers in contention for the clean sheet prize? Find out here

We’re entering the final straight in the Premier League’s 2015/16 season. So much so that we can now turn our attention to such questions as ‘when can Leicester City win the title?’ and ‘when can Aston Villa be relegated?’  But one other important matter, that often gets overshadowed throughout the season, is who is in