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Football News Roundup – August 2, 2015

  • Aluko 'relieved' after Cup win
    Eniola Aluko has described her "relief" at finally winning a major trophy with Chelsea Ladies.
  • Ranieri hopeful on Kante deal
    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is hopeful of concluding a deal for Caen midfielder N'Golo Kante.
  • Saturday's friendly round-up
    Liverpool saw off Finnish side HJK Helsinki 2-0 on Saturday thanks to goals from Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho.
  • Chelsea Ladies lift FA Cup
    Chelsea Ladies won the Women's FA Cup for the first time in their history by beating Notts County Ladies 1-0 in the final in front of a record crowd at Wembley on Saturday.
  • Carra: Rickie right for Albion
    Jamie Carragher has backed Rickie Lambert to be a success at West Brom after completing his move from Liverpool on Friday.
  • Leicester agree Aranguiz fee
    Leicester are discussing personal terms with Chile international midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional, according to Sky sources.
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Football News Roundup – August 1, 2015

  • West Brom target Marshall
    West Bromwich Albion are close to agreeing a £5m fee with Cardiff City for goalkeeper David Marshall, according to Sky sources.
  • WATCH: Lambert's debut double
    Rickie Lambert made the perfect start to his West Bromwich Albion career by scoring twice just hours after joining the club.
  • Pulis: Lambert quality striker
    West Brom manager Tony Pulis says he was delighted to secure the services of Rickie Lambert who went straight into their team on Friday evening and scored twice in the friendly win over Bristol Rovers.
  • Gestede completes Villa switch
    Aston Villa have continued their spending spree after securing the services of Rudy Gestede from Blackburn on a five-year contract.
  • Be on the FL72 Podcast!
    Calling Derby, Bury and Portsmouth fans - our first FL72 Podcast needs you!
  • Villa complete Veretout deal
    Aston Villa have completed the signing of Jordan Veretout from Nantes for an undisclosed fee.
  • England's top home team is...
    Liverpool have won the highest percentage of home games in Football League history, a new Sky Sports study has found.
  • Villa make Lescott approach
    West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to Sky sources.
  • Lambert signs for West Brom
    Rickie Lambert has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal from Liverpool for a fee believed to be £3m.
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Football News Roundup – July 31, 2015

  • Huge live derbies on Sky
    Sky Sports has added three of the biggest derbies in English football, with Everton v Liverpool, Man Utd v Man City and Arsenal v Tottenham part of its live Premier League schedule this autumn.
  • Birmingham snap up Toral
    Birmingham City have completed the season-long loan signing of Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral.
  • French midfielder set for Villa
    Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout will have a medical at Aston Villa on Friday ahead of a proposed move, Sky sources say.
  • Shinnie staying at Birmingham
    Andrew Shinnie has penned a new deal at Birmingham until 2018.
  • White aims for Wembley win
    Notts County and Chelsea Ladies are both hoping to win the Women’s FA Cup for the first time this weekend at Wembley Stadium.
  • Forest sign Spanish full-back
    Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Daniel Pinillos after a successful trial.
  • Agbonlahor anger at Stearman
    Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has criticised Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Richard Stearman for injuring him in this week's friendly between the sides.
  • Burton land Binnom-Williams
    Burton have signed Crystal Palace defender Jerome Binnom-Williams on loan.
  • Lambert in talks with Albion
    West Brom are locked in talks with Liverpool over the transfer of striker Rickie Lambert, according to Sky sources.
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Football News Roundup – July 30, 2015

  • Villa closing in on Gestede
    Aston Villla are in advanced talks with Blackburn over the sale of striker Rudy Gestede, according to Sky sources.
  • Evtimov commits to Forest
    Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
  • More Football League on Sky
    Sky Sports has announced an additional batch of live Football League fixtures, with several mouth-watering derbies to look forward to in October and November, including Blackburn v Burnley, Birmingham v Wolves and Nottingham Forest v Derby.
  • Pre-season results round-up
    The Premier League term doesn't start until August 8 but the summer is packed with pre-season tours and tournaments as clubs swiftly turn their focus to a fresh campaign.
  • Lambert 'available' to West Brom
    Tony Pulis has confirmed Rickie Lambert is a transfer target for West Brom - and that Liverpool are willing to sell.
  • Newcastle and Sunderland lose
    North-east rivals Newcastle and Sunderland paraded new signings but were both beaten in Wednesday's friendly action.
  • WATCH: Whose ground is that?
    Everyone knows that Birmingham City Football Club play at St Andrew’s, don’t they?
  • Thomas joins Blackpool on loan
    Blackpool have signed Derby striker Kwame Thomas on a six-month loan.
  • Ismail returns to Burton
    Wolves winger Zeli Ismail has rejoined Burton on loan.
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Football News Roundup – July 29, 2015

  • Diaby signs for Marseille
    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has signed for French side Marseille having turned down West Bromwich Albion.
  • West Brom sign Chester
    West Brom have completed the signing of James Chester from Hull on a four-year contract.
  • Cambiasso replacement 'close'
    Claudio Ranieri says Leicester City are close to signing a replacement for Esteban Cambiasso.
  • How a transfer works
    The summer transfer window has become a frenzy of excitement and impatience, a three-month stretch where titles and survival can be decided before a ball is kicked.
  • Pre-season friendly round-up
    A late Benik Afobe goal earned Wolves a 2-2 draw in a thrilling West Midlands derby against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.
  • Pulis praises Berahino approach
    West Brom manager Tony Pulis has complimented the way striker Saido Berahino has handled himself following renewed speculation linking him with a move away from The Hawthorns.
  • 'Villa close on Adebayor'
    Emmanuel Adebayor is set for a medical at Aston Villa as the striker looks set for a switch from Tottenham, according to Sky sources.
  • Marseille agree Diaby deal
    Marseille have announced that they have agreed a deal to sign former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby.
  • Diaby rejects West Brom
    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has rejected an offer to join West Bromwich Albion in favour of finding a new club in France.
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Football News Roundup – July 27, 2015

  • Villa agree deal for Crespo
    Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign full-back Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, according to a statement from the Spanish side.
  • Sanchon seals Arsenal win
    Natalia Pablos Sanchon's second-half winner saw Arsenal Ladies come from behind to beat fellow Women's Super League title-chasers Notts County.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    All the news and gossip from the transfer window, including the latest on the future of Manchester United's Angel Di Maria.
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Football News Roundup – July 26, 2015

  • Sheff Utd sign Sharp, Sammon
    Sheffield United have completed the double signing of strikers Billy Sharp and Conor Sammon.
  • West Brom confirm Diaby offer
    West Bromwich Albion have offered former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby a contract at the club, manager Tony Pulis has confirmed.
  • Saturday friendlies round-up
    Bojan made his return from injury for Stoke City in their 2-0 pre-season defeat to Brentford, while a host of Premier League sides had frustrating draws against lower league opposition.
  • Jacobs off to Wigan
    Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has revealed that winger Michael Jacobs is on his way to Sky Bet League One Wigan.
  • Hamer joins Forest on loan
    Nottingham Forest have signed goalkeeper Ben Hamer on a season-long loan from Leicester.
  • Hull look set to sign Clucas
    Hull have reportedly had a bid accepted for Chesterfield's versatile left-sided player Sam Clucas.
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Football News Roundup – July 25, 2015

  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    The latest from the transfer window, including updates on the future of Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Pedro.
  • Diaby having West Brom medical
    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is undergoing a medical with West Brom, according to Sky sources.
  • Who's impressed in pre-season?
    Pre-season is in full flow and the 20 Premier League teams have enjoyed mixed fortunes at home and abroad.
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Football News Roundup – July 24, 2015

  • Oldham wait on Wilson
    Brian Wilson has been told he has a future at Oldham if Notts County decide they do not want the defender.
  • West Brom sale falls through
    West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has revealed talks with the club's proposed buyer have been suspended.
  • Villa's Ayew bid accepted
    Aston Villa have had a bid of £12m accepted by Lorient for striker Jordan Ayew, according to Sky sources.
  • Transfer Centre LIVE!
    The latest from the transfer window, including updates on the future of Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Pedro.
  • Six FL stars to watch
    As the start of the Football League season draws ever closer, we pick six players who look set to make a big impact in 2015/16.
  • Diaby set for West Brom medical
    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is set to undergo a medical with West Brom this weekend, according to Sky sources.
  • Myhill extends West Brom deal
    West Brom have signed goalkeeper Boaz Myhill to a two-year contract extension.
  • Blues keen on Fabbrini deal
    Birmingham manager Gary Rowett has hinted at a possible deal for former loanee Diego Fabbrini after the Watford man impressed at St Andrews last season.
  • Shackell seals Derby return
    Burnley captain Jason Shackell has completed his protracted move back to former club Derby County.
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