Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Khedira deal blow

Sami Khedira: Won't leave Real Madrid in January
  • Sami Khedira has handed Chelsea and Arsenal a major blow after admitting he is looking to sign a new contract to stay at Real Madrid.
  • Queens Park Rangers are confident they will agree terms with striker Charlie Austin over a new contract in the new year that will double his £28k-a-week wage.
  • Mauricio Pochettino wants his Tottenham players to get even fitter in 2015.
  • Kevin Strootman will not be joining Manchester United in January, Roma president James Pallotta has insisted.
  • Louis van Gaal has admitted the thought of disappointing Sir Alex Ferguson has put him under more pressure at Manchester United.
  • Manuel Pellegrini is hoping for an early Christmas present ... news that City can secure an extension to Frank Lampard's loan deal.
  • John Guidetti's permanent move from Manchester City to Celtic could soon be complete, according to Ronny Deila.
  • Pablo Zabaleta believes Manchester City have rediscovered their winning formula and started to make up for a sloppy few weeks.
  • Brad Jones is on a mission to establish himself as Liverpool FC's No 1 and secure a new contract at Anfield.
  • Alan Pardew has reiterated that Newcastle United are a "striker light" going into a January transfer window, a month when he hopes that is finally remedied.
  • Gus Poyet believes Sebastian Coates' Tyne-Wear derby display was the defender's best since arriving in England.
  • Tim Krul is set to make an early comeback from his ankle injury - in time to face Chelsea on January 10.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has been linked with a move to French club Nice.
  • Mehdi Abeid won't play for Newcastle United again until February.
  • Gus Poyet has ordered his players to spend their Christmas thinking about Hull City, rather than reminiscing about derby glory.
  • Poyet insists Sunderland cannot afford to play it safe with potential suspensions before the December 31 cut-off point.
  • Saido Berahino will not be sold in January with Alan Irvine confident chairman Jeremy Peace will stick to his word.
  • Paul Lambert is hoping to secure a permanent deal for Manchester United loan star Tom Cleverley.
  • Decisions over the futures of Darren Bent and Gary Gardner have yet to be made by Aston Villa.
  • Gary Rowett says Birmingham City aren't in a rush to force through Demarai Gray's contract extension.
  • Wolves boss Kenny Jackett believes his Molineux men have turned the corner defensively as they head into their festive double header with promotion rivals Watford and Brentford.
  • Wolves have ended their interest in Icelandic midfielder Gudmundur Thorarinsson after his trial.
  • West Brom boss Alan Irvine has urged his side to make Joey Barton eat his words by causing a shock against Manchester City on Boxing Day.
  • West Brom boss Alan Irvine insists the club have had no enquiries about top-scorer Saido Berahino despite continued speculation over a possible January bid.
  • Steve Davis says it is inevitable his loan stars will attract the attention of other clubs after impressing at Crewe.
  • Southampton have wasted no time in preparing for the January transfer window by agreeing a loan switch for Eljero Elia.
  • Ronald Koeman has ruled out introducing a rotation policy as Saints prepare for two games in just three days.
  • Alex Bruce says he and his Hull City team-mates must accept responsibility for the club's current slump as they bid to produce a rousing finale to 2014.
  • Hull City boss Steve Bruce has begun the search for a new assistant after Steve Agnew left the KC Stadium to join Championship side Middlesbrough.
  • Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Dickson Etuhu has signed for Swedish outfit AIK.
  • Tom Heaton believes Burnley's battle against the drop could go to the wire this season.
  • Centre-back Shane Duffy says Blackburn Rovers have nothing to fear at Bolton Wanderers on Boxing Day providing they pick up from where they left off before Christmas.
  • Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will serve his touchline ban during his side's Premier League clash with Tottenham on Boxing Day.
  • Garry Monk hopes Swansea City can rejuvenate the player who was once linked with the biggest clubs in the world after sealing a deal for Nelson Oliveira.
  • Massimo Cellino's disqualification as owner of Leeds has been delayed until the end of his appeal, scheduled for January 15.
  • Richard Keogh says there is still plenty of belief in the Derby County camp following a wobble that has seen them slip from top spot in the Championship to fifth.
  • Derby County will look to boost the depth of their squad in the January transfer window, says head coach Steve McClaren.
  • Stuart Pearce insists he is still against video evidence being brought into football - despite seeing his Nottingham Forest side robbed of two points by two bad decisions in their last outing.
  • Boro head coach Aitor Karanka will resist the temptation of making wholesale changes for Boxing Day's clash with Nottingham Forest.
  • Karanka has told his players they will spend Christmas Day on the training pitch as Boro gear up for Boxing Day's Riverside showdown.
  • Cardiff City boss Russell Slade has revealed why he let Mats Daehli leave, claiming the Norwegian's "heart wasn't in it".
  • Swansea City boss Garry Monk has vowed to help new signing Nelson Oliveira storm back to the sort of form which once saw the Portuguese striker linked with a £25m move to Manchester United.
  • Neil Lennon has wished Clarke Carlisle a speedy recovery after the former Burnley defender was involved in a serious road accident near York on Monday.
  • Oriol Riera is hoping to deliver the perfect Christmas present to his family at Leeds on Boxing Day.
  • Nile Ranger has gone missing from Bloomfield Road, manager Lee Clark has revealed.
  • Valeri Belokon has called upon Karl Oyston to resign as Blackpool chairman.
  • Reading are hopeful of completing a deal for Slovenian left back Jure Travner.
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak has revealed he may soon be making a decision about his Reading FC future.
  • Alou Diarra could still play a part in Brighton's relegation fight - despite the resignation as manager of former Liverpool colleague Sami Hyypia.
  • Former Premier League managers Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis have emerged as the early frontrunners to rescue Albion from relegation back to the third tier.
  • Crawley look set to fail in their attempt to extend goalkeeper Lewis Price's loan from Crystal Palace.
  • Nigel Clough, who last night confirmed Chesterfield midfielder Jimmy Ryan features on Sheffield United's list of potential targets, has given Andy Butler the green light to leave Bramall Lane.
  • Owls head coach Stuart Gray has revealed he will let Chris Kirkland leave on loan in January, as soon his goalkeeping department is back to full strength.
  • Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell insists they will have an attacking mindset at Rotherham on Boxing Day - whether he picks two strikers or one.
  • Striker Brett Pitman is relishing the chance to churn out more chapters in his Bournemouth fairytale with a 250th Football League appearance looming large.
  • Cherries boss Eddie Howe insists he will not veer from his one-game-at-a-time mantra despite the buzz surrounding his side's table-topping form.
  • Aleksandar Tonev's agent last night confirmed Werder Bremen were showing serious interest in ending the Bulgarian international's troubled spell at Celtic.
  • Departing Rangers boss Ally McCoist made an emotional farewell speech to his players and told them to make him proud by pipping Hearts to the Championship title.
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