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Not permanent

Dwight Gayle will not be staying at West Brom permanently after technical director, Luke Dowling, confirmed the club are not in a financial position to keep the striker at the Hawthorns. The 28-year-old has been at West Brom on loan this season from Newcastle United, helping the Baggies secure fourth in the Championship and a spot in the play-offs.

-source: Goal


Bielsa to stay in England

Roma look to have missed out on Marcelo Bielsa as it is reported he has agreed to a second season in charge of Leeds United. Bielsa had emerged as a candidate for the Roma job over the weekend, but the Yorkshire Evening Post claims the Argentine is ‘poised’ to accept an extension with Leeds.

-source: Football Italia


More power

Roma will reportedly offer Francesco Totti the role of technical director, which would see him command more power at the club. According to Corriere dello Sport, Totti will have more of a say in the management of Roma’s dressing room and recruitment.

-source: Football Italia


Talks underway

Theo Hernandez’s agent has confirmed that talks are under way to take the Real Madrid left-back to Napoli. Links between Napoli and Theo first surfaced two weeks ago, and Manuel Garcia Quilon has now given credence to the speculation.

-source: Football Italia


Kroos extends


Boateng in demand


Finally done?


Kompany replacement

Manchester City will press ahead with attempts to sign Harry Maguire after confirming Vincent Kompany’s departure. Sportsmail understands Maguire is Pep Guardiola’s No 1 choice to replace Kompany and the City manager even approached the Leicester defender on the pitch at the Etihad to express his admiration.

-source: Daily Mail


Moving along just fine

Albion are making progress with their planned appointment of Graham Potter as new manager. No announcement is expected today but the Seagulls are comfortable with how things are moving. Potter and his backroom team of Billy Reid, Bjorn Hamberg and Kyle Macaulay have not yet travelled to Sussex to tie up a deal. The process of installing successors to Chris Hughton and his assistant is expected to progress further over the next 24 hours.

-source: The Argus


What’s up with United?

Manchester United are poised to sign Stoke youngster Nathan Collins after former midfielder Darren Fletcher advised the club to move for the defender. The former Manchester United midfielder has been impressed with 18-year-old Collins, who has appeared for the club three times in the Championship this season. Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign more young talent as he begins rebuilding his side, with Swansea winger Daniel James also close to a transfer.

-source: Daily Mail


Bournemouth keeping busy

Bournemouth are ready to set their sights on Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips after finalizing the signing of Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City, Football Insider understands. A source at the Premier League club has told Football Insider they are keeping tabs on the situation of Phillips as they look to continue their policy of buying rising British stars. Bournemouth also have an interest in Phillips’ Elland Road teammate Jack Clarke, but they are especially keen on the 23-year-old who has established himself as one of the best central midfielders out of the top flight.

-source: Football Insider


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