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Veteran Aston Villa Defender In Talks With Rangers [BBC]

WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Joleon Lescott of Aston Villa reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Aston Villa at Vicarage Road on April 30, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Following Aston Villa’s relegation from the Premier League last season, it looks likely that former England international Joleon Lescott will be departing Villa Park this summer as opposed to spending a season playing Championship football. The BBC are reporting that the experienced centre half, capped 26 times by England, is in talks with Scottish Premiership league leaders Rangers, with a …

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Arrival Of Dutch Goalkeeper Brings Celtic’s Summer Recruitment Spree To Four

Reigning Scottish Champions Celtic have confirmed the capture of Dorus de Vries from Nottingham Forest on a two-year deal, with the goalkeeper expected to provide competition for current number one Craig Gordon. The move sees the 35-year-old link up once again with Brendan Rodgers, with the veteran goalkeeper having played under the Celtic manager at Swansea. Rodgers is delighted with the …

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SPL Leaders Rangers Chasing Striker As Their Tenth Summer Signing

Rangers secured their first Scottish Premiership win in over four years with a 2-1 victory over Dundee this weekend thanks to first half goals from Harry Forrester and veteran striker Kenny Miller. Having spent the last four years playing in the Scottish lower leagues, securing promotion three times to return to the top flight, the club will no doubt be …

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Arsenal Set To Do Battle With Premier League Rivals For English Wonderkid [Report]

Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur are all reportedly set to do battle for the signature of Charlton Athletic wonder kid Ademola Lookman. According to the Mirror, the 18-year-old has become one of the most sought after young English talents this summer following a standout season with the Addicks last term. Contributing five goals in 24 appearances in the Championship, the …

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Done Deals: Four More Players Leave Liverpool On Loan

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Jon Flanagan of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

A number of Liverpool youngsters have been allowed to leave the club on loan, it has been confirmed today. The most high-profile of these is defender Jon Flanagn, who completes a season-long move to Premier League newcomers Burnley. Elsewhere, Liverpool have officially ratified Allan Rodrigues’ temporary transfer to German side Hertha Berlin, Lloyd Jones is to join Swindon Town, while Cameron …

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Poll Result: The Public Opinion On Paraic Duffy’s Proposed Championship Restructure

The radical proposed Championship restructure yesterday by Paraic Duffy has got the GAA world talking. The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship could be undergoing a major facelift, with group stages being introduced to replace the quarter-finals. The four provincial winners will be joined by the four teams who emerged from the qualifiers, in two groups of four. In each group, every …

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Done Deal: Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark Completes £5m Championship Move

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 2: Ciaran Clark poses for a photograph with a home shirt with the pitch in the background at St.James' Park on August 2, 2016, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle United have today confirmed the signing of Irish international Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa. The 26-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the Championship side, after Newcastle triggered his £5m release clause earlier this week (though the fee is undisclosed officially). CONFIRMED: @C_Clark_6 has signed for Newcastle United! ⚫️⚪️#WelcomeCiaran #NUFC pic.twitter.com/tjcJyFoMKb — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 3, 2016 Speaking …

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Fee Agreed: Aston Villa Closing In On £12m Fulham Striker

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Ross McCormack of Fulham in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on September 22, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Aston Villa and Fulham have agreed a fee for the transfer of striker Ross McCormack, the selling club have announced this morning. Though they have not disclosed the size of the offer, it is believed to be in the region of £12m, having rejected a £10m offer from Norwich recently. The Club can confirm that a bid has been accepted from Aston …

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Everton Trigger Aston Villa Star’s £7m Release Clause

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Idrissa Gueye of Aston Villa reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on August 29, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

With the new Premier League season beginning in just over two weeks, clubs such as Everton are yet to make a big splash in the transfer market. To date, they have recruited just one player – the £750,000 signing of Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg – while the likes of Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar have all …

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Juventus Line Up £35m Newcastle Star As Pogba Replacement

NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 22: Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James' Park on March 22, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)

Juventus would appear to have accepted that Paul Pogba is destined to leave the club, and are in the process of lining up his successor. The Guardian are this morning reporting that the Italian giants have lined up Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko as the prefect replacement for the departing French international – but face competition from Everton to land him. After …

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Liverpool Veteran Could Reunite With Rafa Benitez At Newcastle This Summer [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Lucas Leiva of Liverpool looks on during the Capital One Cup semi final second leg match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on January 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva could be set for a sensational reunion with former manager Rafa Benitez this summer, with The Daily Telegraph reporting Newcastle want Lucas as part of any deal which would see Georginio Wijnaldum leave St James Park for Anfield. Wijnaldum, capped 30 times by the Netherlands, only joined Newcastle last year, signing on a five-year contract, …

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Liverpool Goalkeeper Having Medical At Wigan Ahead Of Loan Move

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 24: Adam Bogdan in action during the international friendly match between Malaysia XI and Liverpool FC at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on July 24, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by How Foo Yeen/Getty Images)

The Liverpool clear-out is set to continue today, as Ádám Bogdan is on the verge of joining Wigan on a season-long loan deal. While this deal has been on the cards for some time, the Liverpool Echo are today reporting that the goalkeeper has travelled to the DW Stadium ahead of a temporary move. Although Bogdan has continued to train at …

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Opinion: The U21 Hurling Championship Needs To Be Restructured

There’s no doubt that the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Championship is unique. The football and hurling championships have structures in place solely to benefit each provincial winner. It’s a knock-out type championship too, which makes it all the more entertaining and nail-biting for both sets of fans. However, even though this championship structure works for Gaelic football, sadly the same cannot be said for …

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