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Football News: Review Of The Day 31st July 2018

Review Of The Day 31st July 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Transfers

Manchester City youngster Jack Harrison has moved on loan to Leeds United. The 21 year old will spend the season in the Championship after joining City in January from New York City FC.

Blackburn Rovers have moved to bring in Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer on a season-long loan. Palmer spent the end of last season on loan with Derby County.

Oldham Athletic have moved to add some firepower with a double striker signing. Free agent striker Chris O'Grady has joined after being released by Chesterfield. Simon Surridge has joined from Bournemouth on loan for the season.

Midfielder Callum Maycock has joined Macclesfield Town on loan from Coventry City until January.

Dean Marney has joined Fleetwood Town after his release from Burnley in the summer.

Bolton Wanderers have picked up former Liverpool defender Jack Hobbs on a free transfer after leaving Nottingham Forest. They have also paid an undisclosed fee to get striker Josh Magennis from Charlton Athletic.

Goalkeeper Matt Macey has moved to Plymouth Argyle on a season long loan from Arsenal.

Another undisclosed fee has been paid, this time by Brentford of £1.8m, to sign defender Julian Jeanvier from Stade de Reims.

Peterborough United have spent an undisclosed fee to clinch the signature of midfielder Callum Cooke from Middlesbrough.

MK Dons have picked up free agent defender Mathieu Baudry after his release from Doncaster Rovers.

Brighton & Hove Albion have sold striker Sam Baldock for an undisclosed fee to Reading.

Midfielder Luke O'Nein has left Wycombe Wanderers to join Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

Fulham have completed the £18m signing of Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle United. The striker spent the end of last season on loan with Fulham in the Championship, where he scored 12 goals in 17 matches.

Former Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar has completed his move to join Atletico Madrid from AS Monaco, following a medical. The 22 year old signed a contract with Atleti during the World Cup, but the move has only just been finalised.

Rangers Portugese defender Fabio Cardoso was given a free transfer to allow him to join Portugese Liga NOS side Santa Clara.

 

Brum Suffer Transfer Embargo

Championship club Birmingham City are in talks with the English Football League to try and have a transfer embargo placed on them in June lifted. A club statement said: "Unfortunately and disappointingly the EFL are currently refusing to allow us to make additions to strengthen the squad. Talks remain ongoing in regard to profitability and sustainability regulations. The club has spent several months working diligently to satisfy the EFL. We are hopeful that a satisfactory agreement can be reached with the EFL as soon as possible to help ensure our continued competitiveness in the Championship."

 

Rangers Face £500,000 Legal Bill

After reaching an out of court settlement with Sports Jumble Sales Direct over the sale of their replica kits, which has left the supply still in the hands of SD, Rangers are now facing a legal bill of £500,000, for the privilege of achieving absolutely nothing. After failing to read the small print on their contract with the thie... erm I mean slav.... er Mike Ashley over the sale of strips, they are still with the cu... man for forseeable future.

 

Fulham Close In On Mawson

Premier League newboys Fulham are close to signing Swansea City centre back Alfie Mawson for a fee of around £20m. The 24 year old has yet to make his first appearance for England, despite the paucity of decent centre backs, but will still command a large fee.

 

Cameroon In Discussions With Sven

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) have been holding discussions with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to take charge of their national team. The Indomitable Lions would like the former Three Lions manager to replace Hugo Broos. Fecafoot announced: "After spending 72 hours, Sven-Goran Eriksson left Yaoundé on Saturday 28 July 2018. The Swedish manager was invited to Cameroon for a discussion in connection with the recruitment of a head coach for the senior national side - the Indomitable Lions. After the interview with Sven-Goran Eriksson and taking into account the other existing offers, Fecafoot will reveal in the next few days its choice of permanent coach for our national team."

 

City Get Mahrez Boost

Manchester City have been given an injury boost after new signing Riyad Mahrez has been passed fit to face Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday. The big money summer signing from Leicester City picked up an ankle injury in a pre-season match against Bayern Munich and had been wearing a protective boot ever since. However a scan had shown "no significant damage".

Written by Tris Burke July 31 2018 06:25:39

 

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