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Football News Roundup – July 16, 2013

  • Westcarr commits to Saddlers
    Walsall striker Craig Westcarr has signed a new one-year deal with the club.
  • Forest close on Hobbs loan
    Sky Sports understands Nottingham Forest are closing in on the loan signing of Hull City defender Jack Hobbs.
  • Clubs keep tabs on AZ winger
    Sky Sports understands a number of English clubs are tracking AZ Alkmaar winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
  • Pearson: Morgan not for sale
    Nigel Pearson has confirmed a second bid from Nottingham Forest has been rejected for Wes Morgan and has again stated that the Leicester City defender is not for sale.
  • Mowbray quiet on Ireland bid
    Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is keeping quiet on reports he is interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland.
  • Scunthorpe close on Esajas
    Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws has confirmed he will sign Etienne Esajas providing the Dutch winger comes through a medical.
  • Abdoun eyes England move
    Olympiakos midfielder Djamel Abdoun says it would be 'fantastic' to play in England again after being linked with a move to the Premier League or Championship this summer.
  • Bolton closing on Beckford
    Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has confirmed they are closing on a deal to sign Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford.
  • Martin could leave Southampton
    Sky Sports understands Southampton are willing to listen to offers for central defender Aaron Martin.
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