Sport Dani Garcia continues to be linked with Southampton switch

23:00  13 march  2018
23:00  13 march  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Liverpool confident about £40m Butland deal

  Liverpool confident about £40m Butland deal Liverpool are reportedly confident that they will secure the services of Jack Butland this summer. The Mirror report that Liverpool are closing in on a £40 million deal with Jurgen Klopp thought to be the deciding factor in the player’s mind. The Stoke City goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to both Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks, but the player has his heart set on an Anfield switch. Working alongside Klopp is reportedly something that interests Butland, something that helped the Reds beat Manchester City to the signature of Virgil van Dijk too. A £40 million deal would see Butland become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, surpassing the £37 million that Manchester City spent on Ederson last summer. Loris Karius has impressed since becoming Liverpool’s number one, but Klopp is still expected to look for a new number one this summer. Roma’s Allison has also been linked with a switch to Anfield, but the Brazilian is also attracting interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

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Southampton are reportedly leading the chase to sign the SD Eibar midfielder Dani Garcia , according to The Mirror. Boufal and Forster continue to push for Saints exits. Southampton linked with Kostic move.

Southampton are still being linked with a summer move for Eibar midfielder Dani Garcia.

It was reported in December that Saints were keen on signing the midfielder from the La Liga outfit but no move came to fruition during the January transfer window.

However, according to a report from Spanish news outlet AS, Saints remain keen as Garcia continues to ponder his future with Eibar. The 27-year-old is a key player for his side, though, and they will undoubtedly be desperate to keep hold of him.

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Although, Garcia’s contract with Eibar does indeed expire at the end of the season, meaning he is able to join a club for free should the player agree terms with a potential suitor.

Kelvin Davis to take charge at Saints whilst manager search continues

  Kelvin Davis to take charge at Saints whilst manager search continues Southampton’s Senior First Team Coach Kelvin Davis and Head of Goalkeeping Dave Watson will be in temporary charge at the club until a new manager is appointed, but the Saints board want a new boss in place when Saints face Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarter finals, according to Chief football writer at the Press Association, Simon Peach. Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked earlier this evening with Saints in 17th place in the Premier League. It seems like the 3-0 loss to Newcastle United at the weekend was the straw that broke the camel’s back and with Southampton in serious danger of being relegated, the board have decided to make a change. Former Saints goalkeeper Davis, who played over 300 games for the club, will take training whilst the search for new boss goes on, and he’ll be aided by Watson, who originally joined the club as part of Ronald Koeman’s backroom staff.

The Swansea hotel where Southampton were due to stay before Tuesday’s crunch match at the Liberty but which told the south coast club of a virus outbreak on Sunday, has said the inconvenient situation is unconnected with the pending six-pointer in the city.

Dani Garcia has been one of the consistent performers for Eibar – the smallest club in the history of Spain’s top flight – for the past few seasons. Southampton are interested too, but with Mauricio Pellegrino now being sacked it remains to be seen whether Mark Hughes shows interest in the

Athletic Bilbao have been most heavily linked with a move for Garcia but it’s claimed by AS that the “temptation” of a move to the Premier League remains.

Southampton are joined by Newcastle in their apparent interest in Garcia.

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Newcastle charged over U18 shirt sponsorship .
Newcastle United have been charged by the FA due to their Under-18 team’s kit being sponsored by FUN88, a Chinese betting company, the BBC have reported. The first team is also sponsored by the online betting site, however, the FA have stated that it is an offence that is in breach of the kit and advertising regulations. FA rules state that kits displaying or advertising “services and related activities such as alcohol and gambling” cannot be worn by U18 teams. The regulation continues to say that any teams that feature players “all under the age of 18 on 31 August in the current season is prohibited from wearing clothing that features any reference whatsoever to a product, service or other activity which is considered by the association as detrimental to the welfare, health or general interest of young persons”. Newcastle United U18’s previous match, a 7-0 loss to Everton, was played without a kit sponsor. Newcastle now have until 18:00 on Thursday to respond to the charge.

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