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Peter Crouch: Chelsea make contact with Stoke over veteran striker

Peter Crouch has scored 22 goals in 42 games for England Chelsea have made contact with Stoke about signing veteran striker Peter Crouch but no deal is imminent, BBC Sport understands. Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to bring in a striker, which would allow Michy Batshuayi to leave the club this month. West Ham’s Andy […]

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Brighton sign Jurgen Locadia from PSV for club record fee

Jurgen Locadia has played in the Champions League for PSV Eindhoven Brighton have broken their transfer record to sign striker Jurgen Locadia from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. The Premier League side have reportedly paid a fee of about £14m for the 24-year-old Dutchman, who has scored nine goals in 15 games for PSV this season. […]

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Derby County 0-0 Bristol City

Aden Flint’s goalline clearance helped Bristol City keep their first clean sheet since Boxing Day Championship promotion-chasers Derby and Bristol City had to settle for a point each following a goalless draw. The Rams went closest, with Aden Flint clearing a Curtis Davies header off the line and Johnny Russell hitting the bar with a […]

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Gossip column: Luis Enrique, Guardiola, Malcom, Hernandez, Eder

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is being lined up to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager in the summer, with former Blues defender Juliano Belletti as his director of football. (Star) And Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is the prime target for Paris St-Germain. (Mirror) Tottenham are expected to beat Arsenal to the signing of […]

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Newcastle United: Rafael Benitez knew takeover would not happen in January

I knew takeover wouldn’t go through – Benitez Manager Rafael Benitez says he knew “three or four weeks ago” that Amanda Staveley’s takeover of Newcastle would not happen in January. Owner Mike Ashley ended £250m takeover talks this week after Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group failed to match his valuation of the club. Staveley still […]