Not breaking the bank

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is not about to upset the continuity of his squad by launching into a massive summer spending spree. The Cherries head into Sunday’s final match of the Premier League season at Leicester secure of another season in the to …

Kante the legend

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Diminutive in stature, a giant of a player. N’Golo Kante is an outstanding footballer whose influence cannot be measured by statistics alone. He has a modest record of one Premier League goal this season. His personality is modest, too, while he is alw …

Diving bans

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The Football Association is expected to approve a proposal for retrospective bans for players who dive or feign injury in English football from next season. The idea, which is already being used in Scotland, is on the agenda at the FA’s annual general …

Shakespeare future

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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is ready to resolve his future next week. Shakespeare has hinted talks with the club’s owners are imminent, with the 53-year-old expected to be given the job long term. Shakespeare signed a contract as manager until the …

No pressure for Burnley

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists the club are facing no pressure to sell their Premier League stars. Defender Michael Keane has been repeatedly linked with a summer move to Manchester United, the club he left almost three years ago to join the Claret …

Sigurdsson wants to stay

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Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he is happy at Swansea and will only leave the Liberty Stadium if the club want to sell him. Sigurdsson is expected to be a man in big demand this summer with Everton, West Ham and Premier League new boys Newcastle having alrea …

Love life on the road

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Morgan Schneiderlin admits Everton’s away form has to improve next season if they are to break into the Premier League’s top six. The French midfielder expects manager Ronald Koeman’s summer recruitment to help close the gap, which is currently four po …

Watford job favourites

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Hull boss Marco Silva, former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and Russian Leonid Slutsky have emerged as the early favourites to take over at Watford after it was announced that Walter Mazzarri will leave the club at the end of the season. The Hornet …

United need time for Europa League final

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Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United’s final fixture of the Premier League season should have been moved to Saturday to give them further time to prepare for next week’s Europa League final against Ajax. He has revealed plans to field a weakened tea …

Pochettino to stay at Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino has guaranteed he will still be Tottenham manager at the start of next season and insists there is no buy-out clause in his contract. Spurs have already secured a second-placed finish in the Premier League and sealed Champions Leagu …

Bolasie recovery

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Everton forward Yannick Bolasie hopes to start jogging within a fortnight as he steps up his recovery from knee surgery. The 27-year-old, who joined the club from Crystal Palace last summer, has had two operations since sustaining cruciate ligament dam …

Fixture clashes

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Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore met UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin for the first time on Tuesday to discuss how to avoid fixture clashes between domestic games and European club competitions. Scheduling has become an increasingly …