Stoke City given boost in £3m pursuit of ex-Manchester United and Burnley defender
Feb01

Stoke City given boost in £3m pursuit of ex-Manchester United and Burnley defender

Stoke City are still hopeful of thrashing out a deadline day deal for Championship defender Michael Keane, according to the Metro. The Premier League side, who currently sit ninth in the standings, had a bid knocked back for the Burnley defender last month. The 23-year-old, who is a former England Under-21 international, has scored three goals in 28 league games for the Clarets this season. However Keane, who came through the youth...

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Burnley and Middlesbrough lead chase to sign Norwich midfielder on loan
Feb01

Burnley and Middlesbrough lead chase to sign Norwich midfielder on loan

Burnley are leading Middlesbrough in the race to sign Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans on loan, according to the Daily Mail (12:37pm). Despite making 16 Premier League appearances this term, including 12 starts, the Scotland international is understood to be frustrated at Carrow Road, and looking for a temporary move away to secure more regular first-team football. This news has alerted the high-flying Championship duo, who are...

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Burnley close in on £3m deal for Brentford defender
Feb01

Burnley close in on £3m deal for Brentford defender

Burnley are reportedly closing in on the £3 million signing of Brentford defender James Tarkowski, according to Sky Sources. The 23-year-old refused to play against the Clarets in their Championship fixture earlier this month after the Lancashire side had a bid for his services rejected, but the centre-back has since confirmed the decision was made because of his mother’s illness. The Manchester-born player is now keen to move...

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West Brom set to beat Burnley and Middlesbrough to loan signing of Tottenham star
Feb01

West Brom set to beat Burnley and Middlesbrough to loan signing of Tottenham star

West Brom are reportedly set to win the race to sign Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard on loan, beating Burnley and Middlesbrough to his services, according to the Lancashire Telegraph. The Spurs youngster has struggled with injuries this term and made just one appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and is looking for a move that will give him some regular first-team football. Championship sides Burnley and Middlesbrough...

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Iwobi to take FA Cup centre stage once more for Arsenal
Jan26

Iwobi to take FA Cup centre stage once more for Arsenal

Sorry the Arsenal column is a day later than it should be this week. I blame depression and Sunday trains. I am not going to dwell on the defeat to Chelsea as I am sure it has all been covered, other than to say the decision to take Olivier Giroud off instead of Joel Campbell or Theo Walcott surprised me. With 10 men, the ability to hold the ball up allowing others to get up and join seemed more logical. The plus side if that the...

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Championship Round-up: Hull go top as Middlesbrough lose at home to Forest
Jan25

Championship Round-up: Hull go top as Middlesbrough lose at home to Forest

Hull City went top of the Championship table after a late Abel Hernandez penalty gave them a 1-0 victory against Fulham at Craven Cottage. The Uruguayan scored the game’s only goal with ten minutes left to play from the spot, after Moses Odubajo was brought down by Lasse Vigen Christensen. The Tigers have now won their last four matches and go a point above Middlesbrough at the top of the table. Boro were powerless to resist...

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