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Brighton’s March to return in September

Solly March is expected to miss Brighton’s first five games of the new Championship season Brighton manager Chris Hughton hopes winger Solly March will return from his long-term knee injury in September. The 22-year-old England Under-21 international suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage last December. “We are hoping to have him after the first international break,”

Costa going nowhere – Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has rubbished rumours suggesting that striker Diego Costa could be set to leave Stamford Bridge. The 27-year-old Spain international has been linked with a return to former club Atletico Madrid after two seasons in England – the first of which saw Costa finish with a Premier League winners’ medal. But, despite

Cardiff swap Malone for Fulham’s Richards

Jazz Richards made his senior Wales debut against Mexico in 2012 Wales defender Jazz Richards has signed for Cardiff City from Fulham on a three-year deal, with Bluebirds left-back Scott Malone moving the other way. Malone, 25, played 42 times for Cardiff last season and has signed a two-year contract with Fulham. Richards, 25, was

Winger exit on cards

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini is set to make his move to Napoli this weekend after he completes his medical at the club. Reports in Italy claim the two clubs have reached an agreement over a fee for the winger who has one year left on his Black Cats deal but is certain to move on

Andros Townsend says it’s do or die for Newcastle as they prepare for relegation showdown

“We have almost two more weeks training before then with the manager and him drilling his philosophy. We have to be positive.” Benitez has turned to a little-known former Forest Green forward to help Newcastle rediscover their goal threat. Glasgow-born Allan Russell hopes to work his magic with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse,

West Brom tracking Austrian youngster

West Brom are keeping a close eye on Werder Bremen midfielder Florian Grillitsch as they weigh up a summer swoop. The Austrian has worked his way into the Werder senior side this season having come through the club’s youth system and has impressed the Weserstadion faithful, making 22 appearances in all competitions. The 20-year-old’s form

Transfer rumours and paper review – football stories on Thursday, March 24

Here is this morning’s transfer gossip from the newspapers and online… French champions Paris St-Germain are lining up a £50m move for Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, as they look to replace out-of-contract Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Sun) Liverpool and Arsenal are set to compete for the £31m signing of Bayern Munich’s Germany midfielder Mario Gotze,

Palace wait on Wickham

Crystal Palace pair Connor Wickham and Wayne Hennessey will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Liverpool’s visit. Wickham has a thigh injury and his absence would be a big blow to boss Alan Pardew as the striker managed a brace against former club Sunderland in midweek and would have been in line to start if

FA investigates ‘coin-throwing’

Jack Butland was allegedly hit by a coin in his side’s Premier League win over Aston Villa The Football Association is investigating alleged coin-throwing incidents at Stoke and QPR on Saturday. An object was allegedly thrown at Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland during his side’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. QPR players were apparently targeted as