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Koeman can’t fault Barkley

Ross Barkley is doing everything in his power to fulfil his potential at Everton, according to boss Ronald Koeman. Barkley is still only 22 but he is already five years into his Premier League career having first caught the eye for the Blues as a teenager. After a brilliant start to last season his form

Antonio vows to improve further

West Ham’s Michail Antonio says he is determined to become one of the “best wingers in the Premier League” this season. The £7million signing from Nottingham Forest enjoyed an impressive debut campaign in the top flight for the Hammers, scoring nine goals in 32 appearances last term. The 26-year-old is expected to be a key

Brentford sign Leicester’s Elder

Callum Elder scored one goal in 21 appearances during a loan spell at Peterborough last season Championship side Brentford have signed Leicester City defender Callum Elder on a season-long loan deal. The 21-year-old left-back came through the Foxes’ youth set-up but is yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League champions. The Australia

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,”

Mikel named in Nigeria’s Olympic squad

Mikel has 75 caps and four goals for Nigera Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has been named in Nigeria’s final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 29-year-old Nigeria captain is one of the squad’s permitted quota of three players over the age limit of 23. Watford’s Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester

Martinez on radar

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is reported to be top of Hull City’s wanted list as they look to replace Steve Bruce. Bruce walked away from the Tigers on Friday and the race is now on to draft in a replacement before the new Premier League campaign gets underway. Mike Phelan is currently in caretaker

Shawcross back injury ‘not serious’

Ryan Shawcross won his only England cap to date in a friendly against Sweden in November 2012 Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross’ latest back injury is not serious and unconnected to last season’s problems, according to assistant boss Mark Bowen. The centre-back, 28, missed Saturday’s pre-season friendly defeat by Championship club Burton Albion after falling