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Pickford to step in again

Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford is set to start at Southampton with Vito Mannone injured while Javier Manquillo could make his debut. Italian Mannone could yet face surgery to repair damaged elbow ligaments, handing England Under-21 international Pickford his chance in goal against Saints. Boss David Moyes has confidence Pickford can fill in in the weeks

‘Wayne Rooney will retire a Manchester United player…if the club still want him’, captain’s agent Paul Stretford tells talkSPORT

Wayne Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, has EXCLUSIVELY told talkSPORT that the Red Devils captain is happy to end his career at Old Trafford, if the club still want him. The England striker penned a new four-year extension deal with United in 2014, worth £300,000-a-week, tying him to Old Trafford until 2019. But that has not

Reports claim Everton activate release clause for Aston Villa’s Idrissa Gueye: ‘He’d easily be one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League!’

Everton have activated the release clause in Idrissa Gueye’s Aston Villa contract, reports claimed on Tuesday evening. Stories emerged suggesting the Merseysiders – who beat MK Dons in a pre-season friendly – could be about to sign the midfielder. The Senegal international, 26, only joined the Villans last summer from Lille and he went on to make 38

West Ham’s Cresswell out for four months

Creswell (right) missed just one league match for the Hammers last season West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has been ruled out for up to four months with a knee ligament injury. The 26-year-old left-back was hurt in Saturday’s pre-season win over German club Karlsruher. The Hammers said Cresswell would see a specialist “early next week”

Norwich’s Martin may miss season start

Russell Martin has made 236 league appearances for Norwich and captained the side in the Premier League last season Norwich City defender Russell Martin could miss the start of the season because of a back spasm. The 30-year-old Scotland international has returned from Norwich’s pre-season tour of Austria to see a back specialist and potentially

Norwich ‘in no rush’ to sell Brady

Robbie Brady has been relegated from the Premier League with Norwich and Hull in the last two seasons Norwich City boss Alex Neil says the Championship side are “in no rush” to sell winger Robbie Brady. The Republic of Ireland international, 24, made 36 appearances for the Canaries last season after joining from Hull for

Wednesday’s Semedo signs new contract

Jose Semedo scored his only league goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Wycombe in October 2011 Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo has signed a new one-year contract to stay with the Championship club until the end of 2016-17. Semedo joined Wednesday from Charlton in July 2011, having rejected a new contract at the Valley. The 31-year-old

Liverpool accept Norwich’s Canos bid

Sergi Canos made more than half his league appearances from the bench for Brentford Norwich City have had a £2.5m bid accepted by Liverpool for winger Sergi Canos, reports BBC Radio Norfolk. The 19-year-old former Barcelona youth player spent last season on loan in the Championship with Brentford, where he scored seven goals in 39