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  1. Joe Jones

    Everton part company with Sam Allardyce

    Everton have parted company with Sam Allardyce. The 63-year-old signed a contract until June 2019 when he took over in November following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Everton, who were 13th in the Premier League when Allardyce arrived, finished the season in eighth, but the Toffees fanbase never took to the man. Everton's chief executive Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “On behalf of the chairman, board of directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months. "Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that. “However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately. "Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.” Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  2. Everton manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that he can no longer be confident of his future at the club. The Toffees ended their Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United, which saw both sets of fans mercilessly boo the 63-year-old. Speaking after the game, Allardyce claimed that an eighth-placed finish is a good result considering Everton's early-season struggles, but admitted that he will seek clarity over his future next week. "The players picked up the mantle immediately and started to say 'we need to get Everton out of the position we're in'," Allardyce told reporters. "I think you're there to guide them tactically and make them as fit as they possibly can be and try to give them the right direction. "The players' efforts from day one to now have been very good and we've been sitting in the top half for many weeks now. "At one stage we looked like pushing Burnley. Eighth is a good finish from where we were at the beginning. "Confident (over my future)? I can't quite say after all the rumours I'm reading in the paper because generally there's something and there's no smoke without fire, but I'll wait and see when we meet up next week, or this week actually." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  3. Sam Allardyce has claimed that Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave Everton this summer. Multiple media reports this week claimed that the former England forward's representatives have been in the United States to negotiate terms for a move to MLS side DC United due to frustrations with his current role. Toffees boss Allardyce has given a different take on the matter, however, and claimed that Rooney is willing to remain at Goodison Park. "I don't get involved with anything regarding transfers in or out or negotiations but I know there appears to be an interest from DC United but where Wayne lies in it I cant tell you until I've spoken to him. "If the player wants to go - if any players wants to leave I'm comfortable. "But let's get this right - Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has he had a confrontation with me. "I don't want to make a headline 'Sam says Rooney can leave' - I mean if any player wants to leave he can leave." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  4. Sam Allardyce has stated that he has no issues with Wayne Rooney and thinks the forward would have to receive a "massive" offer to consider leaving Everton. The former England captain has one year remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer when rejoining his boyhood club after 13 seasons at Manchester United. Rooney has been linked this week with a move to MLS side DC United but Allardyce hopes he will be at Goodison Park next season. When asked whether he wanted Rooney to stay, Allardyce told talkSPORT: "Yes. "There are rumours about Wayne going elsewhere abroad - in China and America - but at the moment he is an Everton player and an Everton fan. "So I wouldn't consider anything on the cards at the moment. It would have to be massive for him to want to leave Everton. "I've not had a problem from day one with Wayne. Wayne loves his football, he loves training, he wants to play and play well like everybody else. "Obviously because of who he is there's ultimately more attention around his body language, about how he plays, about what he is and isn't doing. "We all have to deal with that in our own way and I think Wayne deals with it very well indeed." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  5. Sam Allardyce has refused to put a timescale on when Gylfi Sigurdsson is to come back from a knee injury but expects him to play for Everton again this season. The Toffees said on Wednesday that the Iceland midfielder will be sidelined for between six to eight weeks but the manager claimed that the statement is incorrect. "Whoever gave that statement out is going to get a right b****cking because you cannot predict a length of injury in its entirety," Allardyce is quoted by Sky Sports as saying. "You have people who heal quicker. We've got a highly qualified medical staff and equipment to try and speed up any injury. "I've always felt it's the wrong thing to do, to tag an injury for its time limits because people recover quicker than others. "For me, it's how the injury is in the next two weeks. When you sustain a knee injury, there's a settling down period immediately afterwards and then it's how quickly the player recovers. "Gylfi's motivation is to get back playing for us and for Iceland at the World Cup." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  6. Sam Allardyce has admitted that he wants to stay at Everton beyond the end of the current season. The 63-year-old signed a contract until June 2019 when he joined the Toffees in November as Ronald Koeman's replacement. Everton have won just two of their last 12 games but Allardyce was adamant when asked if he sees his future with the Premier League club. "Of course," he told BBC Sport. "I know all about Everton and what you have to achieve. I want it to be a long-term appointment." "There are tough times and there are times when you have to draw in and close the doors and stay focused on what you want to try to achieve. "I came out of retirement because there's a long-term plan that I was excited to be a part of. I am having talks with [Everton owner] Farhad Moshiri, but those talks are confidential." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  7. Everton boss Sam Allardyce has admitted that new signing Cenk Tosun is struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League. The Turkish striker has so far failed to break into the Everton side, starting just two games since arriving from Besiktas. The £27m recruit was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace on Saturday with injuries forcing Allardyce into using all three of his replacements. Allardyce said: "He is struggling with the pace of the Premier League which happens to more players than it doesn't who come in in January. It will be important for him to train really, really hard. "When it is chucking it down with rain, it is not that he is not used to it, he is, but it's freezing. "There is no doubting his goal-scoring ability but you have to have the capabilities to get in those positions to score those goals and that is the hard bit. "It is not unusual to see a centre-forward struggle when they first come we have seen many, many over the years do that. "We have got to try and be patient and because the team is winning without him we can be patient at the moment. "When we are safe and moving forward we will still try and finish as high up as we can but we will have an opportunity to put him on the pitch, the most important thing for me at the moment is securing our Premier League status and going from there." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  8. Everton manager Sam Allardyce has hit out at a "pathetic" and "unacceptable" display as his side lost 5-1 at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. The Toffees were outplayed in the first half at the Emirates and found themselves 4-0 down after 37 minutes. They improved after the break and pulled a goal back through substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but Allardyce was not impressed and accused his players of not following instructions. "Any tactics and any system you pick is worthless if the players don't play to their best," he told reporters after the game. "None of our first XI in the first half played anywhere near their best and that is why we were tumbling goals left, right and centre with our pathetic performance. "None of it was any good. We got better in the second half but far too late...all the team played c**p. "I was angry. I'm still angry. I think accepting an instruction is part of a player's responsibility at the level required. We tried to give the most instruction in the time we had available. "There were clear instructions because there was a good performance by Swansea against Arsenal [on Tuesday] that gave them a good victory and we based our plan on that. "Unfortunately, Swansea played at the top of their game and we played at the bottom of our game. "If you play at the Emirates, you've got to play at your best and our 11 didn't play anywhere near our best, that's why we were tumbling goals in a pathetic performance." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  9. Sam Allardyce has claimed that he will not stand in the way of the Everton board if they decide to sell Ross Barkley in January. The midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of the season, almost left the club for Chelsea in the summer but pulled the plug on the move despite the clubs agreeing a £35m fee. Tottenham Hotspur also have a long-term interest in the 23-year-old and it was reported in the summer that Spurs were prepared to wait until January to land the England international. "It's a difficult one," Allardyce told Sky Sports. "I haven't had the opportunity yet to find out the true, or the whole, scenario and say, 'Where does it lie?' and then make a decision one way or the other. "I'm not in control of that in too many ways. If someone comes in during January and says 'here you go', and the club say 'look, if he's not going to sign for us, this has to be the case', then I accept that. "If Ross stays, and stays until the end of the season, and I feel he is giving 100 per cent to the team, like he has done since he was a kid, then he is an available asset until he leaves on a free transfer. I would hate that to happen, but it might do." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  10. Sam Allardyce has cancelled Everton's Christmas party because he feels the team's current form is not worthy of celebration. The Toffees had originally intended to hold their festive get-together next week between Monday's game against Swansea City at Goodison Park and the visit of Chelsea five days later. Allardyce, however, has put a stop to it as he calls for full focus on getting through the busy Christmas and New Year with as many points as possible - but says the players may have a do in January. "I've stopped the Christmas party because it is not needed at the moment because of the position we were in when I arrived here," he told Sky Sports. "I told the players I will pay them back when they come out of Christmas into January. We will socialise but we can socialise at the right time. "It is very important that the players - in today's environment with social media - are not seen to be out enjoying themselves too much. "A lot has been asked of them, playing in Europe and with injuries. So the party is off until there is a period of time when we are in a very good position. "Then I can say to the lads, 'Have a relaxing time, which you deserve'. But I don't want a call telling me they have been in trouble because they will be in more trouble with me." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  11. Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that he is eager to make a fresh start under new Everton manager Sam Allardyce and feels he has a point to prove. The former Manchester United man, who has been named in an experimental squad for the Europa League meeting against Apollon Limassol, is focused on re-establishing himself as a regular starter for the Toffees. Schneiderlin is targeting the dead rubber to Cyprus as a chance to impress new boss Allardyce - who has not travelled due to a long-standing medical appointment - and the rest of his coaching staff ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby. "Since I (started to) play football, in every game you have something to prove," Schneiderlin told Sky Sports at the pre-match press conference. "That is part of being a football player. Every game you have to show what you can do and there is not going to be any difference (against Limassol). We are going to do our maximum to win the game. "It is a game for everyone to show themselves and prove they can play. Afterwards it is going to be the manager's decision. "It's going to be a chance to get game time, the rhythm of playing, enjoy yourself and finish the campaign on a good note. You just have to give your maximum - that is all that you can control." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  12. Ronald Koeman has revealed that he turned down offers to return to the Premier League to deal with his "disappointment" after his sacking by Everton. The Dutchman was dismissed by the Toffees on October 23 after 16 months in charge, with David Unsworth replacing him temporarily and Sam Allardyce taking the reins permanently. "When the results are below all expectations, you know as a manager that people can make decisions about you," Koeman told the Sunday Mirror. "And yet, it still hit me like a bolt out the blue. "I had started something at Everton and I really wanted to finish it in a good way. This is why my disappointment is bigger than ever before. I have to be realistic and I am not moaning about it." The 54-year-old, who had been linked with Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United, added: "I need to put those feelings of disappointment away first. "This is the reason why I've not taken any of the offers - the offers were there immediately after leaving Everton. I had a few offers from the Premier League and a few more elsewhere in Europe." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  13. Everton have confirmed the appointment of Sam Allardyce as the club's new manager on a one-and-a-half-year deal. The 63-year-old has succeeded Ronald Koeman, who was sacked more than five weeks ago, and returns to management six months after leaving Crystal Palace. He will take over from caretaker manager David Unsworth, who will stay on the staff at the club, for Everton’s home game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday. “The attraction of the club itself, the people I’ve known at the club – Peter Reid is one of my best mates, so are Andy Gray and Paul Bracewell whom I worked with at Sunderland – these people have always made me aware of just how special and unique a club Everton is and I feel really enthused and energised to come in as manager,” Allardyce said. “I’ve always thought Everton was a great club. It is a great club. Obviously, the club has gone through a difficult spell and hopefully I can put that behind us as quickly as possible and start looking upwards again. Because, ultimately, it’s the ambition of the club, the ambition of the owner and the board, allied to the fact that it’s Everton and all the fantastic history, which have proved to be key for me. “Ambition is important for any manager or coach, owner or director. It’s what you need to have and hopefully we can deliver to the fans to get this club high up the league. That’s what we’re aiming for. “I think that whatever’s happened before we’ve just got to all rally around together. Because we are all in it together and let’s all pull in the same direction. Let’s try to get a healthy spirit around the club. That’s difficult when you’re losing but the win last night over West Ham and the magnificent atmosphere around Goodison, which was just brilliant, well that’s lifted everybody around the club. “The fans are the most important people at any football club, of course, and we have to give the players every possibility to play to their best, really give them no excuses for not playing to their best and get them right back up to the top level we believe they’re capable of. “Last season showed what the club is trying to build and we need to demonstrate that level of ambition and assuredness again. We can. It’s a question now of putting in the work to do that and I’m really enthused by the prospect.” Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  14. Sam Allardyce has ruled out a return to football management at present, saying it is not on his agenda amid reports linking the veteran coach to West Bromwich Albion. The former England manager, who left Crystal Palace at the end of last season after helping the club survive in the Premier League, ruled himself out of the running for the vacant job at Everton earlier this month citing their hesitation. Allardyce has subsequently been linked with the role at The Hawthorns after Tony Pulis was dismissed from the post with the club close to the Premier League relegation zone. However, the 63-year-old - who hails from Dudley and had a spell as coach at West Brom in 1991 - insists that he is "very happy and comfortable with life" at the moment. "I'm enjoying my life more than you could believe," Allardyce told the Daily Star. "I'm travelling, taking holidays and doing some punditry. At the moment, going back into football isn't on the agenda. "You never say never of course but it would have to be something very interesting to tempt me. "I'm spending time with my wife and family and we're very happy and comfortable with life." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  15. Sam Allardyce has claimed that Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is "putting his career in severe danger" due to the contract deadlock between himself, his parent club and various suitors. The 23-year-old has turned down the chance to put paper on a new deal at Goodison Park and was strongly linked with moves to Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea during the summer transfer window. It is believed that Barkley - currently out with a hamstring injury - travelled to London to undergo a medical with Chelsea on transfer deadline day, but ended up pulling the plug on a move to the Premier League champions. "It's all about money, isn't it? 'Everton are not offering me [Barkley] enough money, my boyhood club that have given me the opportunity to play in the first-team'," Allardyce, who has been tipped for the Everton job, told talkSPORT. "I think they [Everton] made him, they said at the time, the best offer they could possibly make him, which he refused on the basis probably that his agent said, 'I can get you more than that somewhere else'. And that didn't materialise in the end. "A move to Tottenham, I believe, broke down on the basis of the money, that they wouldn't pay the demand from Barkley's agent at the time and he's left in limbo. He's putting his career in severe danger here. If Chelsea don't come in, or they don't offer the sort of money they're looking for, what does he do then? Football is a very short career and this promising young player, his career is stalled at the moment. "He needs to get back to playing football, and wherever the contract is and whatever the money is, surely it's going to be enough this time to either stay at Everton or move on." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  16. Sam Allardyce says he has not held talks with Everton over their managerial vacancy and is more interested in the United States job. The former England, West Ham and Bolton Wanderers boss, whose last role was at Crystal Palace, was installed as one of the favourites for the role following Ronald Koeman's sacking last month. Earlier this week Allardyce denied that he had held talks with the club and reiterated his stance during an appearance on talkSPORT this morning. "It's just not true. I wouldn't be sat here if Everton were talking about a contract with me. I would be negotiating," he told the radio station. "I was in Scotland for the last two days at St Andrews and I flew down and I'm here today [in London]. If that was true I would be talking about a contract with Everton and whether I could come to an agreement. "There have been no contracts talks with Everton in any way, shape or form and what I would or wouldn't accept is complete and utter nonsense." Moving onto the subject of the US job, he said: "Yes, I would go I think, but I think there's a president elect in January [sic] which has stalled the process, so if I got the opportunity to speak to the US then I would look forward to that. "International football is totally different from Premier League football. It's 10 games a year and there's a huge amount of downtime for yourself to go and watch the players and all that, but it's not the same day-to-day pressures you get in the Premier League. "Wherever they say you've got to base yourself is where you base yourself. I've always loved the States since I've been going for many, many years, and I played there. I played there for Tampa Bay Rowdies and had a terrific time by the way." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  17. Joe Jones

    Sam Allardyce open to Everton job

    Sam Allardyce has revealed that he would consider the vacant Everton manager's job, insisting he would take them "back to basics". Last week, the Toffees sacked Ronald Koeman after a poor start to the campaign, while interim boss David Unsworth has lost both of his games in charge. Despite Allardyce indicating that he had lost interest in football management when leaving Crystal Palace in May, he has now suggested that he is willing to get Everton out of relegation trouble. The 63-year-old told beIN SPORTS: "Who knows? I'd have to consider that, if that phone call happens. There's no point in speculating at the moment, David Unsworth is in the chair. "Joe (Royle) sat upstairs will have an opinion but at the moment it looks like it's really going to be tough for Everton to get out of that position. "It's not that the lads are not trying but as a team collectively they can't get a clean sheet and as a team in possession they can't score a goal. "Those are the two problems and if you resolve one you'll end up resolving the other and that starts with the clean sheets. "I've been in this position a number of times in the last three clubs I've had. I'd just put the team back to basics and show them what exactly what it takes to get out of this position. "Sometimes it's not entertaining, particularly away from home, but it's about commitment, getting a result and how do you do it? "You look at the strengths and weaknesses of the side and promote the strengths, build the confidence, but stick to a basic game where you make fewer mistakes than the opposition, try and get the clean sheet and go from there." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  18. Crystal Palace have confirmed that they have sacked head coach Frank de Boer after just five games in charge. It was reported during the international break, that De Boer was already on the verge of being sack at Selhurst Park, despite only replacing Sam Allardyce during the summer. Sunday's fixture away at Burnley was regarded as pivotal to the future of the Dutchman, but despite an improved performance which saw 23 chances created, Palace fell to a 1-0 defeat thanks to an early goal from Chris Wood. However, after Palace became the first top-flight team to lose each of their four opening games without scoring a goal since 1924, reports soon emerged on Monday that De Boer had been sacked and Palace have moved to reveal that the former Inter Milan coach has left the London outfit after just 77 days. An official statement read: "Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer. "We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club. A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future." Former England boss Roy Hodgson is expected to be named as De Boer's replacement within the next 24 hours.
  19. Sam Allardyce has admitted that he is not interested in returning to Premier League management. Reports in the national press on Tuesday claimed that the ex-England and Crystal Palace boss was under consideration for the Eagles job should Frank de Boer get the boot. But speaking to talkSPORT on the same day, the 62-year-old said: "Being associated with any club at this early stage of the season would not be of any interest to me at the moment. "I have just had a trip to Hawaii watching from afar and I went to watch Manchester United on Saturday, and I wouldn't associate myself with any job at this moment in time. "Three games into the Premier League season, it is a little hasty when people talk about you coming back into football. "At this moment in time, I am very comfortable in my life. My time in the Premier League for many, many years has been tremendously exciting and I have enjoyed every minute. But having a break from football is the right thing for me to do. "I am just watching Premier League football with great interest, watching how it is panning out, and not living under the pressures that every manager in the Premier League is." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  20. Sam Allardyce has decided to quit Crystal Palace and claims he has "no ambitions to take another job", suggesting a break from football or even retirement. The 62-year-old returned to club management in December following a short stint in charge of the England national side, which lasted just 67 days before he was forced to depart in the wake of an undercover newspaper sting. Allardyce achieved his target of keeping Palace in the top flight this season, being given plenty of backing during the January transfer window when close to £30m was spent on new recruits. It had been reported that he disagreed with the club's transfer policy going forward, but he said the decision to leave Palace was not because of this. In his statement, Allardyce said: “In some ways, this has been a very difficult decision to make but in others it has been a simple one. "I will always be grateful to Crystal Palace and Steve Parish for giving me the opportunity to go out with my head held high having helped keep the Club in the Premier League. "More than, they gave me a chance of rebuilding my reputation after what happened with England. I felt I needed another shot at being a Premier League manager and in helping to achieve something. As I said last weekend, Palace gave me the chance of rehabilitation. "That’s why it’s hard walking away now. I think the Club are heading in the right direction with a hugely supportive board of directors, a great squad of players and some of the most passionate fans I’ve ever met. It’s been a privilege to have worked here for the past five months. "But there comes a time when you have to take stock of what direction you want your life to take - and that’s been the simple part for me. "I want to be able to savour life while I’m still relatively young and when I’m still relatively healthy enough to do all the things I want to do, like travel, spend more time with my family and grandchildren without the huge pressure that comes with being a football manager. "This is the right time for me. I have no ambitions to take another job, I simply want to be able to enjoy all the things you cannot really enjoy with the 24/7 demands of managing any football club, let alone one in the Premier League. "Steve Parish has been superb during our conversations today. I know it came as a shock to him that I would walk away but our discussions have been incredibly civilised with no recriminations and no fall-out. "This is not about transfer targets, finances or anything along those lines. This is me taking the decision I believe is right for my family and myself. "I would like to thank everybody for their messages of support since the news broke. I’ve no doubt I will miss management but I certainly have no regrets at this decision." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  21. Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce believes that Mamadou Sakho may have suffered a serious knee ligament damage which will bring his season to a premature end. The French international, who has impressed at Selhurst Park since joining on loan from Liverpool in January, suffered the injury when he got his studs caught in the turf during the second-half of the 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Sakho left the field on a stretcher and wearing a knee brace, with Allardyce fearing he has suffered a serious injury as the club await the results of a scan. "It’s a ligament injury, which ligament we don't know,’ said Allardyce, who is already without centre-backs Scott Dann and James Tomkins through injury. "We hope it's not the cruciate. It could be medial or lateral, but certainly a hyperextension of the knee. We will see after a scan. "We won't know if any of our three injured centre-halves will get fit again." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
  22. Transfer deadline day turned out to be quite a busy occasion this year, with plenty of big deals taking place up until 11pm and finalised well into the night. The biggest of the day was Odion Ighalo's move from Watford to Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for £20m. The 27-year-old joined the Hornets in 2014 from Serie A side Udinese and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in the 2014-15 campaign. He scored 15 top-flight goals in 2015-16, but has only one Premier League goal this season and has gone 15 games without scoring in all competitions. Southampton broke their transfer record to sign highly-rated Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini for £17.1m. Burnley, meanwhile, broke theirs for the second time in six months, signing Robbie Brady from Norwich City for a fee that could rise to £13m. Crystal Palace signed centre-back Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool on loan, paying a £2m loan fee instead of the £20m asking price to secure his registration long-term. The France international has not played for the Reds for more than eight months due to a falling-out with Jurgen Klopp, but is a high-quality player and will surely help the Eagles up the table once he's back up to scratch. Palace boss Sam Allardyce also strengthened his midfield by signing Serbian defensive midfielder Luka Milivojevic from Olympiakos for £11m. Hull City made three signings, bringing in former Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye on loan from Villarreal, Poland winger Kamil Gilick from Rennes on loan with a view to a £7.8m deal, and Inter centre-back Andrea Ranocchia on loan until the end of the season. Swansea City, who sold Andre Ayew last summer, brought in his brother, Jordan Ayew, from Aston Villa for £4m and a part-exchange with Wales left-back Neil Taylor going the other way. Villa also signed Scott Hogan from Brentford for £9m while Sheffield Wednesday paid Middlesbrough £10m for Jordan Rhodes. Boro immediately invested £4m of that to purchase Adlene Guedioura, the 31-year-old Algerian midfielder, from Watford. Omar Bogle, the highly-rated Grimsby Town striker, departed Blundell Park to join Wigan Athletic on a two and a half year deal minutes before the deadline passed. Here are all the deals that took place on transfer deadline day in order of time from latest to earliest (credit BBC Sport): 01:06: Mamadou Sakho [Liverpool - Crystal Palace] Loan 00:34: Kamil Grosicki [Rennes - Hull] Undisclosed 00:09: Ross McCormack [Aston Villa - Nottingham Forest] Loan 00:05: Jack Byrne [Manchester City - Wigan] Undisclosed 23:58: Zach Clough [Bolton - Nottingham Forest] £2.5m 23:57: Tope Obadeyi [Dundee United - Oldham] Loan 23:49: Josh Clackstone [Hull - Notts County] Loan 23:49: Omar Bogle [Grimsby - Wigan] Undisclosed 23:30: Mark Kitching [Middlesbrough - Rochdale] Undisclosed 23:30: Leonardo Fasan [Celtic - Port Vale] Loan 23:30: Danny Pugh [Blackpool - Port Vale] Loan 23:30: Louis Rooney [Plymouth - Hartlepool] Loan 23:30: Michael Kightly [Burnley - Burton] Loan 23:30: Scott Hogan [Brentford - Aston Villa] £12m 23:20: Theo Robinson [Lincoln - Southend] Undisclosed 23:13: Michael Folivi [Watford - Coventry] Loan 23:07: Tin Plavotic [Bristol City - Cheltenham] Loan 23:00: Marc Wilson [Bournemouth - West Brom] Loan 23:00: Calum Dyson [Everton - Grimsby] Loan 23:00: Yanic Wildschut [Wigan - Norwich] £7m 22:47: Matthew Kennedy [Cardiff - Plymouth] Loan 22:45: Owain Jones [Swansea - Yeovil] Loan 22:45: Krystian Bielik [Arsenal - Birmingham] Loan 22:38: Jorge Grant [Nottingham Forest - Notts County] Loan 22:35: Stuart O'Keefe [Cardiff - MK Dons] Loan 22:30: Matt Macey [Arsenal - Luton] Loan 22:30: Sam Jones [Gateshead - Grimsby] Undisclosed 22:30: Marc Bola [Arsenal - Notts County] Loan 22:30: Ryan Yates [Nottingham Forest - Shrewsbury] Loan 22:30: David Cotterill [Birmingham - Bristol City] Loan 22:30: Ben Marshall [Blackburn - Wolves] Undisclosed 22:29: Jesse Starkey [Brighton - Swindon] Undisclosed 22:14: Alfred N'Diaye [Villarreal - Hull] Loan 22:09: Emyr Huws [Cardiff - Ipswich] Loan 22:08: Sylvain Deslandes [Wolves - Bury] Loan 22:02: Molla Wague [Udinese - Leicester] Loan 22:01: Manolo Gabbiadini [Napoli - Southampton] £14m 22:00: Ryan Hedges [Swansea - Barnsley] Undisclosed 22:00: Harry Cornick [Bournemouth - Gillingham] Loan 22:00: Joe Quigley [Bournemouth - Gillingham] Loan 21:58: Jordan Green [Bournemouth - Leyton Orient] Loan 21:55: Lewis Grabban [Bournemouth - Reading] Loan 21:54: Luka Milivojevic [Olympiakos - Crystal Palace] Undisclosed 21:40: Jordan Ayew [Aston Villa - Swansea] Undisclosed 21:40: Neil Taylor [Swansea - Aston Villa] Undisclosed 21:40: Aaron Simpson [Wolves - Portsmouth] Loan 21:33: Ravel Morrison [Lazio - QPR] Loan 21:29: Conor McAleny [Everton - Oxford] Loan 21:24: Josh Laurent [Hartlepool - Wigan] Undisclosed 21:15: Michael Smith [Portsmouth - Northampton] Loan 21:00: Tim Krul [Newcastle - AZ Alkmaar] Loan 20:43: Modou Barrow [Swansea - Leeds] Loan 20:39: Kevin Toner [Aston Villa - Bradford] Loan 20:37: Tom Beadling [Sunderland - Bury] Loan 20:33: Robbie Brady [Norwich City - Burnley] Undisclosed 20:30: Alfie Potter [Northampton - Mansfield] Free 20:20: Callum Cooke [Middlesbrough - Crewe] Loan 20:14: Mitchell Dijks [Ajax - Norwich] Loan 20:08: Gabriel Obertan [Unattached - Wigan] 20:00: Dominic Samuel [Reading - Ipswich] Loan 19:59: Jamie Proctor [Bolton - Carlisle] Loan 19:59: Chris Taylor [Bolton - Oldham] Loan 19:54: Anthony Grant [Port Vale - Peterborough] Undisclosed 19:48: Charlie Wyke [Carlisle - Bradford] Undisclosed 19:46: Gohi Cyriac [KV Oostende - Fulham] Loan 19:35: Pawel Wszolek [Hellas Verona - QPR] Undisclosed 19:34: Viv Solomon-Otabor [Birmingham - Bolton] Loan 19:29: Jonny Margetts [Scunthorpe - Crewe] Loan 19:11: Odion Ighalo [Watford - Changchun Yatai] £20m 19:05: Andrew Nelson [Sunderland - Hartlepool] Loan 19:00 Jason Banton [Crawley Town - Partick Thistle] Loan 19:00: David Faupala [Manchester City - Chesterfield] Loan 19:00: Liam Grimshaw [Preston - Chesterfield] Loan 19:00: Sergi Canos [Norwich - Brentford] Undisclosed 18:35: Matthew Penney [Sheffield Wednesday - Bradford] Loan 18:35: Jacob Hanson [Huddersfield - Bradford] Loan 18:15: Mikael Mandron [Eastleigh - Wigan] Undisclosed 18:15: Reece Oxford [West Ham - Reading] Loan 18:00: Tahvon Campbell [West Brom - Notts County] Loan 18:00: Eoin Doyle [Preston - Portsmouth] Loan 18:00: Adam Le Fondre [Wigan - Bolton] Loan 17:45: Neil Danns [Bury - Blackpool] Loan 17:33: Marc Klok [Oldham - Dundee] Free 17:30: Liam O'Neil [Chesterfield - Cambridge] Undisclosed 17:30: Carlton Morris [Norwich - Rotherham] Loan 17:30: Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro [Barnet - Yeovil] Loan 17:29: Rohan Ince [Brighton - Swindon] Loan 17:23: Michael Duckworth [Fleetwood - Morecambe] Loan 17:17: Conor Sammon [Hearts - Kilmarnock] Loan 17:01: Stephy Mavididi [Arsenal - Charlton] Loan 17:00: George Waring [Stoke - Carlisle] Loan 16:47: Ashley Westwood [Aston Villa - Burnley] Undisclosed 16:46: Henrik Ojamaa [Go Ahead Eagles - Dundee] Loan 16:34: James Weir [Hull - Wigan] Loan 16:32: Alex Bruce [Hull - Wigan] Loan 16:30: Jerome Sinclair [Watford - Birmingham] Loan 16:05: Kaylen Hinds [Arsenal - Stevenage] Loan 16:02: Rhys Murphy [Forest Green - Crawley] Loan 16:00: Alfonso Pedraza [Villarreal - Leeds] Loan 16:00: Matty Taylor [Bristol Rovers - Bristol City] Undisclosed 16:00: Nicky Ajose [Charlton - Swindon] Loan 15:49: Jacob Bedeau [Bury - Aston Villa] Undisclosed 15:45: Sean Murray [Swindon - Colchester] Free 15:31: Raul Correia [Radcliffe - Blackpool] Undisclosed 15:31: Tom Soares [Bury - AFC Wimbledon] Undisclosed 15:30: Ollie Palmer [Leyton Orient - Luton] Loan 15:15: Rowan Liburd [Stevenage - Leyton Orient] Loan 15:00: Stuart Moore [Reading - Luton] Loan 15:00: Kabongo Tshimanga [MK Dons - Yeovil] Loan 14:30: Jordon Mutch [Crystal Palace - Reading] Loan 14:29: Jack King [Scunthorpe - Stevenage] Free 14:10: Matt Smith [Fulham - QPR] Undisclosed 14:00: Mouez Hassen [Nice - Southampton] Loan 14:00: Glenn Murray [Bournemouth - Brighton] Undisclosed 13:30: Will Randall [Wolves - Walsall] Loan 13:16: Eggert Jonsson [Fleetwood - Soenderjyske] Undisclosed 13:06: Ulrich Nnomo [Leyton Orient - Paris FC] Loan 13:00: Dean Brill [Motherwell - Colchester] Free 13:00: Billy Mckay [Wigan - Inverness] Loan 12:46: Callum Elder [Leicester - Barnsley] Loan 12:32: Alex MacDonald [Oxford - Mansfield] Free 11:27: Craig Mackail-Smith [Luton - Peterborough] Loan 11:19: Andrea Ranocchia [Inter Milan - Hull] Loan 11:16: Matt Gilks [Rangers - Wigan] Undisclosed 11:00: Osman Kakay [QPR - Chesterfield] Loan 10:40: Arnel Jakupovic [Middlesbrough - Empoli] Undisclosed 10:31: Jordi Gomez [Wigan - Rayo Vallecano] Undisclosed 10:30: Reece Brown [Birmingham - Chesterfield] Loan 10:00: Axel Prohouly [QPR - Port Vale] Loan 09:45: Modou Sougou [Sheffield Wednesday - Moreirense] Loan 09:30: Emmanuel Adebayor [Unattached - Istanbul Basaksehir] 08:10: Marvin Emnes [Swansea - Blackburn] Loan Share your thoughts about transfer deadline day on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.
  23. Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt on a four-and-a-half year deal. Last week, a fee reported to be £14m was agreed between the two parties after the left-back submitted a transfer request. The final details have now been wrapped up, with the 26-year-old Dutchman reuniting with manager Sam Allardyce following the pair's time together at the Stadium of Light. The 62-year-old told the club's official website: "I am delighted that Patrick has joined us. "We had great success together at Sunderland where he was instrumental in keeping them in the Premier League last season. "He will add pace and energy to our team, has strong defensive qualities and has the added ability to score and create goals." In 88 appearances since his 2014 move from Chelsea, Van Aanholt scored seven goals, including three this season, and created nine assists. Share your thoughts about this story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.
  24. Crystal Palace have announced the signing of Leicester City winger Jeffrey Schlupp for an undisclosed fee. West Bromwich Albion were known to hold an interest in the Ghana international after being appointed as the new Eagles boss, Sam Allardyce has moved to make him his first new signing. Palace have revealed that Schlupp has been given a four-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park, and Allardyce has expressed his delight at completing the transfer of the 24-year-old. He told the club's official website: "I am delighted we have been able to secure Jeffrey's services, he is a player I have admired for some time and is a talented and athletic player. "He will bring strength and experience to the defence and will be a major asset for the club having just turned 24 years old." Schlupp leaves Leicester having scored 15 goals from 150 appearances in all competitions. Share your thoughts about this story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.
  25. Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has declared Christian Benteke to not be for sale. It had been reported in Belgian newspapers that the striker was the subject of interest from clubs in the Chinese Super League. West Bromwich Albion were also said to be lining up a swap deal for Benteke which would have seen Saido Berahino go the other way. In Thursday's Palace press conference, however, Allardyce poured cold water on speculation linking the 26-year-old with a move away. "Unless the chairman knows any different from me, Christian Benteke is not for sale," he said. "I think he'll be available for this weekend. "I'm planning on him being here at the end of this window. He's scored eight goals already and he's got a big part to play." Benteke, formerly of Aston Villa, was signed from Liverpool for £32m in the summer and has made 20 appearances for the Eagles. Share your thoughts about this story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.

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