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Football News Roundup – May 26, 2016

  • Leicester 'make Musa bid'
    Leicester City have made a bid in the region of £23m for CKSA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, according to the Russian club's manager Leonid Slutskiy.
  • WATCH: Derby 1-0 West Brom
    Ahead of play-off final weekend, we dig into the Sky Sports Vault to look back to 2007 when Derby beat West Brom.
  • Ranieri: Survival first for Foxes
    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri claims the club's priority next season will be to preserve their Premier League status.
  • Arsenal top £100m income
    Arsenal were the biggest earners from the Premier League last season, according to official figures.
  • Nolan joins Chesterfield
    Chesterfield have confirmed the signing of Jon Nolan on a free transfer from Grimsby.
  • Adams to join Carlisle
    Northampton winger Nicky Adams will join Carlisle on a free transfer at the end of his contract with the Cobblers.
  • Evans: Youngsters will miss LVG
    Louis van Gaal will be sorely missed by Manchester United's youngsters, according to former Red Devils' defender Jonny Evans.
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Football News Roundup – May 24, 2016

  • WATCH: Leeds 0-3 Watford
    Ahead of play-off final weekend, we dig into the Sky Sports Vault to look back at a classic from 2006, when Watford beat Leeds.
  • WATCH: Blackpool 3-2 Cardiff
    Ahead of play-off final weekend, we dig into the Sky Sports Vault to look back at a Championship classic from 2010, where Blackpool beat Cardiff 3-2.
  • VOTE: L1 Player of the Season
    Who was your League One player of the season? Sky Sports can now reveal the contenders for the PFA Fans' Player of the Season awards.
  • When does your season start?
    The 2016/17 Premier League season begins again on August 13, but some sides will be kicking off competitively much earlier.
  • Blues go third in FA WSL 1
    Remi Allen's second-half strike earned Birmingham Ladies a 1-0 win over Notts County, sending the Blues third heading into the mid-season break.
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Football News Roundup – May 22, 2016

  • Di Matteo 'talking to Lazio'
    Roberto Di Matteo was in Rome on Saturday for talks with Lazio about becoming their new manager, according to Sky sources.
  • Roy Carroll leaving Notts County
    Goalkeeper Roy Carroll, midfielder Liam Noble and defender Blair Adams head a list of 11 players to be released by Notts County.
  • Four leave Northampton
    Northampton midfielder Danny Rose has been offered a new contract but Josh Lelan is one of four players to be released by the League Two champions.
  • Italian award for Ranieri
    Claudio Ranieri is to receive an honour from the Italian president for guiding Leicester City to the Premier League title.
  • Strachan tweaks his squad
    Swansea left-back Stephen Kingsley and Derby midfielder Craig Bryson are among four players called into the Scotland squad after the Championship play-offs affected Gordon Strachan's plans.
  • Ginola has heart surgery
    Former France international David Ginola is recovering in hospital after undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery.
  • The play-off 'curse' of third
    History was made in the Football League play-off semi-finals as all the best-placed teams were beaten for the first time.
  • Ozil, Ronaldo among top brands
    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has the highest brand index value in the Premier League, according to brand analytics group Brandtix.
  • United have 'highest brand value'
    Despite failing to qualify for the Champions League, Manchester United have the highest brand index value in the Premier League, according to brand analytics group Brandtix.
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Football News Roundup – May 21, 2016

  • Heckingbottom praises players
    Paul Heckingbottom says Hull's escape against Derby served as a warning to his Barnsley side before they saw out their passage to the League One play-off final.
  • Grealish plays in England U21 win
    Jack Grealish come on to make his England U21 debut as Lewis Baker's goal gave them a winning start at the Toulon Tournament in a 1-0 win over Portugal.
  • Barnsley surge past Walsall
    Barnsley booked a date at Wembley in style, beating Walsall 3-1 to cruise through 6-1 on aggregate in the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final.
  • Walsall 1-3 Barnsley (1-6 agg) recap
  • FL proposes radical shake-up
    English football could be heading for its biggest shake-up since the introduction of the Premier League under radical proposals which include a fifth professional division.
  • On The Fantasy FC...
    We're back with the final action-packed Fantasy Football Club show of the season on Friday evening.
  • Xia promises millions for Villa
    New Aston Villa owner Tony Xia says he will spend between £30m and £40m during the transfer window on new players.
  • Northampton appoint Page
    Northampton have appointed Rob Page as their new manager on a three-year contract.
  • Di Matteo 'preferred' for Villa
    Roberto Di Matteo is the "preferred" candidate for the Aston Villa manager's job, according to Sky sources.
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Football News Roundup – May 20, 2016

  • Positive news on Lyden injury
    Aston Villa are hopeful midfielder Jordan Lyden will be fit again just after the squad return for pre-season training.
  • Forestieri wins PFA Fans' award
    Fernando Forestieri has won the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the Season, beating Daniel Ayala to the award after the vote went down to the wire.
  • Sessegnon, Anichebe leave WBA
    Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe will not be offered new deals by West Brom and will leave the club.
  • Inler left out by Switzerland
    Leicester City midfielder Gokhan Inler has been left out of Switzerland's provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016.
  • Aston Villa takeover completed
    Randy Lerner has sold Aston Villa to the Recon Group, owned by Chinese businessman Dr Tony Jiantong Xia.
  • Coventry eye rugby groundshare
    Coventry are in talks with the city's rugby club about the possibility of a groundshare at their Butts Park Arena.
  • PL clubs to discuss extra subs
    We're already looking forward to a brand new Premier League campaign - but what can we expect to be different next time round?
  • Leicester duo sign new deals
    Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare and head of recruitment Steve Walsh have signed new contracts until the summer of 2018, Sky sources understand.
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Football News Roundup – May 19, 2016

  • Hull to investigate incidents
    Hull are carrying out an internal investigation following events at their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final on Tuesday night.
  • Heckingbottom focused on play-offs
    Barnsley caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom has no interest in resolving his own future while his side chases a return trip to Wembley in the Sky Bet League 1 play-off final.
  • Leicester hailed in Thailand
    Leicester's Premier League winning squad were given a heroes' welcome in Thailand by hundreds of football fans on Wednesday.
  • The Soccer Saturday awards
    Who provided the best players, goals and moments from the 2015/16 Premier League season?
  • Drinkwater prepared for Euro axe
    Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater insists he would not blame England boss Roy Hodgson if he ditched him for Jack Wilshere.
  • Wassall praises Derby performance
    Darren Wassall praised his Derby team after their second-leg performance against Hull and hit back at the recent critics of his side.
  • Hull scrape past brave Derby
    Hull City scraped through to the Championship play-off final with a 3-2 aggregate win over Derby County.
  • Trueman signs new Blues deal
    Goalkeeper Connal Trueman has signed a one-year contract extension with Birmingham.
  • Mahrez wins PFA Fans' award
    Riyad Mahrez has won the PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Season award, beating the likes of Mesut Ozil and Jamie Vardy.
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Football News Roundup – May 18, 2016

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Football News Roundup – May 17, 2016

  • Drinkwater: It's madness
    Danny Drinkwater has described Leicester City's season as "madness" after the champions finished 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
  • Cobblers seeking similar boss
    Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas is searching for a new manager to follow the blueprint left by former boss Chris Wilder.
  • Best stats of the season
    A bumper edition of the best stats and facts from the 2015/16 Premier League season.
  • Black: Result was harsh
    Aston Villa caretaker boss Eric Black felt hard done by as his side lost 4-0 to Arsenal on the final day of the season.
  • Pulis: Missed chances cost us
    West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis once again bemoaned his side's glut of missed chances after they drew 1-1 with Liverpool at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.
  • Ozil top for assists
    Mesut Ozil created more goals than any other Premier League player in 2015/16 - but despite finishing top of the assists table, he just missed the chance to set a new record.
  • Kane wins Golden Boot
    Harry Kane has won the Premier League's Golden Boot after scoring 25 goals for Tottenham.
  • Ranieri grateful for support
    Claudio Ranieri thanked Chelsea fans for their show of appreciation during the 1-1 draw with Leicester on the final day of the season.
  • Foxes finish with Chelsea draw
    Champions Leicester finished 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League after Danny Drinkwater's brilliant equaliser earned a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.
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Football News Roundup – May 16, 2016

  • Ranieri awaits Conte revolution
    Claudio Ranieri expects Antonio Conte to quickly make a start on a 'little revolution' when he takes over as Chelsea manager.
  • Heckingbottom: We'll go for it
    Barnsley caretaker head coach Paul Heckingbottom insists he side will not sit back and defend their 3-0 lead against Walsall on Thursday when they look to book a return trip to Wembley in the Sky Bet League One play-off final.
  • Winnall puts Barnsley in control
    Sam Winnall's double helped keep Barnsley on course for a return trip to Wembley as a 3-0 first-leg win against Walsall gave them a big advantage in their Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final.
  • 'We have to show character'
    Derby head coach Darren Wassall has urged his side to show character as they look to over-turn a 3-0 play-off semi-final deficit at Hull on Tuesday evening.
  • Rampant Hull take charge
    Hull City put one foot in the final of the Sky Bet Championship play-offs with a convincing 3-0 victory at lacklustre Derby County on Saturday.
  • Pulis hails 'fantastic' Fletcher
    Tony Pulis has hailed Darren Fletcher as the West Brom captain closes in on completing his ever-present record for the season.
  • League One play-off guide
    We examine the Sky Bet League One play-offs as Walsall, Millwall, Bradford and Barnsley battle it out for a place in the Championship.
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Football News Roundup – May 15, 2016

  • Ollie's play-off predictions
    Ian Holloway gives his predictions for the first-legs of the Football League play-off semi-finals.
  • Pulis rounds on Albion critics
    West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists his critics are in 'cloud cuckoo land' if they claim Albion's Premier League survival is not an achievement.
  • Simpson's curfew overturned
    Danny Simpson will be able to enjoy Leicester's title celebrations after a judge agreed to quash his curfew sentence for domestic violence and allow him to do unpaid work later in the summer.
  • West Brom v Liverpool preview
    Liverpool will rest a number of first-team players with one eye on the Europa League final when they travel to West Brom on Sunday.
  • Chelsea return thrills Ranieri
    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri says returning to Chelsea as a Premier League champion will be amazing 12 years ago after his sacking at Stamford Bridge.
  • Black aiming to end on a high
    Caretaker boss Eric Black hopes Aston Villa can end a dismal season with a positive performance against Arsenal.
  • Jeff's Super 6 advice
    Jeff Stelling provides us with his final Soccer Saturday Super 6 advice of the season, with £250,000 up for grabs for predicting six correct scores.
  • Sky Sports Now podcast
    What a week it's been on Sky Sports News HQ - so many big stories.
  • Arsenal v Aston Villa preview
    Jack Wilshere is in line for his first start since last year's FA Cup final when Arsenal finish their season against Aston Villa on Sunday.
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