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F1 news: Timo Glock axed by Marussia

Glock shock! Marussia dump driver to leave rookie Chilton waiting for new team-mate

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Phil Duncan

PUBLISHED:

12:31 GMT, 21 January 2013

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UPDATED:

19:22 GMT, 21 January 2013

British Formula One rookie Max Chilton is on the lookout for a new team-mate after Timo Glock was surprisingly dumped by Marussia.

Reports gathered on Sunday evening that Glock, who has raced for Maurssia since the team made their debut in 2010, would leave.

And the news was confirmed today with the F1 team citing ‘commercial’ considerations behind their decision.

Your Timo's up: Glock has been axed by Marussia ahead of the new 2013 F1 season

Your Timo's up: Glock has been axed by Marussia ahead of the new 2013 F1 season

‘Timo is a fantastic driver and he has been a very popular member of the team,’ said Marussia chief John Booth.

‘Our team was founded on the principle of benefiting from proven experience while also providing opportunities for young emerging talent to progress to the pinnacle of motorsport.

‘Thus far, this philosophy has also been reflected in our commercial model.

‘And the ongoing challenges facing the industry mean that was have had to take steps to secure our long-term future.’

In a spin: Rookie Brit driver Max Chilton will be looking for a new team-mate after the German (right) was let go

In a spin: Rookie Brit driver Max Chilton will be looking for a new team-mate after the German (right) was let go

Phil Duncan F1 blog

Glock, who made his debut for Jordan in 2004 before spending two seasons at Toyota, wanted a bigger salary but Maurssia need a driver who can bring sponsorship to the cash-strapped team.

The British-based team suffered a hefty financial blow after conceding 10th place to Caterham in the closing stages of the season-finale in Brazil last year.

Bruno Senna, who was dropped by Williams, and Red Bull reserve driver Sebastien Buemi, are among the early favourites to replace Glock.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton will have a new boss at Mercedes next season after Williams shareholder Totto Wolff joined the team as an executive director.

The 41-year-old Austrian replaces Hamilton’s close ally Norbert Haug who left at the end of last season.

Starting out: Britain's Max Chilton will join the grid for the first time this season

Starting out: Britain's Max Chilton will join the grid for the first time this season

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton will have a new boss at Mercedes next season after Williams shareholder Toto Wolff joined the team as an executive director.

The 41-year-old Austrian replaces Hamilton's close ally Norbert Haug who left at the end of last season.

Free transfer XI – Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand

Fancy Cole, Rio AND Lampard Meet the all-star XI your club could have for FREE

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10:53 GMT, 2 January 2013

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UPDATED:

11:40 GMT, 2 January 2013

The January transfer window has swung open once again as clubs clamour to bolster their squads for the second half of the Premier League season.

Whether it's Manchester City spending the millions in a bid to help them to a second successive title or Wigan scrambling around for a bargain to help stave off relegation, you can be sure of a busy month ahead.

But for clubs prepared to wait a little longer, there are some sumptuous signings to be made in the summer… for absolutely nothing.

With players now free to sign pre-contract deals with foreign clubs, Sportsmail guides you through who is available.

THE ULTIMATE FREEBIE XI (4-4-2)

Schwarzer (Fulham); A Cole
(Chelsea), Carragher (Liverpool), Ferdinand (Man United), Gallas
(Tottenham); Giggs (Man United), P Neville (Everton), Scholes (Man
United), Lampard (Chelsea); C Cole (West Ham), Walcott (Arsenal)

Theo Walcott
ARSENAL: Theo Walcott, Andrey Arshavin, Sebastien Squillaci, Emmanuel Frimpong, Lukasz Fabianski

Richard Dunne
ASTON VILLA: Richard Dunne, Andy Marshall, Eric Lichaj

Chelsea's Frank Lampard
CHELSEA: Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Florent Malouda, Paulo Ferreira, Hilario, Ross Turnbull

Phil Neville
EVERTON: Phil Neville, Sylvain Distin, Jan Mucha

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer
FULHAM: Mladen Petric, Damien Duff, Mark Schwarzer, Chris Baird,
Philippe Senderos, Mahamadou Diarra, Giorgos Karagounis, Brede
Hangeland, Neil Etheridge

Jamie Carragher
LIVERPOOL: Jamie Carragher, Doni

Kolo Toure
MANCHESTER CITY: Kolo Toure, Richard Wright

Rio Ferdinand
MANCHESTER UNITED: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs

Danny Simpson
NEWCASTLE: Steve Harper, Xisco, Danny Simpson

Simeon Jackson
NORWICH: Elliott Ward, Marc Tierney, Simeon Jackson

Ryan Nelson
QPR: Kieron Dyer, Brian Murphy, Clint Hill, Shaun Derry, Radek Cerny, Ryan Nelsen

Jay Tabb
READING: Stuart Taylor, Ian Harte, Brynjar Gunnarsson, Noel Hunt, Jay Tabb, Alex Pearce, Simon Church

Jason Puncheon
SOUTHAMPTON: Frazer Richardson, Richard Chaplow, Danny Butterfield, Artur Boruc, Jason Puncheon

Dean Whitehead
STOKE: Michael Owen, Matthew Upson, Carlo Nash, Rory Delap, Dean Whitehead, Ryan Shotton

Frazer Campbell
SUNDERLAND: Titus Bramble, Louis Saha, Matt Kilgallon, Fraizer Campbell

Luke Moore, Swansea City
SWANSEA: Gerhard Tremmel, Luke Moore, Dwight Tiendalli, Mark Gower

William Gallas
TOTTENHAM: William Gallas, Carlo Cudicini

Zoltan Gera, West Bromwich Albion
WEST BROM: Boaz Myhill, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Steven Reid, Zoltan Gera, Goran Popov, Chris Brunt, Gonzalo Jara, Luke Daniels, Yassine El Ghanassy

Carlton Cole
WEST HAM: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Gary O’Neil, Freddie Piquionne, Winston Reid, Joey O’Brien, Carlton Cole

Maynor Figueroa
WIGAN: Maynor Figueroa, Callum McManaman, Franco Di Santo, Albert
Crusat, Piscu, Mike Pollitt, Ronnie Stam, David Jones, Emmerson Boyce,
Antolin Alcaraz

Michael Laudrup would lead my Premier League special XI – Martin Keown

Premier League Bootroom: Laudrup's the leader of my surprise packages

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22:00 GMT, 25 December 2012

Christmas is a time for good things so I’ve picked an XI who have played exceptionally well this season. Some have received more plaudits than others but all have surprised in one way or another. And all have done something a bit special this season.

Christmas Crackers XI

Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)

It was a surprise that Guzan was selected ahead of the very experienced Shay Given at the start of the season but Paul Lambert should be commended for his choice. Guzan has dealt well with the pressure of Given lurking in the background and played with real self-belief. Five clean sheets for a team that has struggled is no mean feat.

Right back Pablo Zabaleta (Man City)

He has seen off Maicon and Micah Richards to become the champions’ No 1 right back. Zabaleta is Mr Dependable. Close behind him as a surprise package is Carl Jenkinson, whose improvement for Arsenal has been amazing. His performances are not apologetic anymore and he deserves to be in the Arsenal starting XI.

Left back: Leighton Baines (Everton)

Only one candidate in this position. Everything has come together for Baines, who gets better and better each year. The precision of his decision making when he goes forward has improved. The weight and timing of his passes are excellent. Add to that his crossing and free kicks and he has to be in my side.

Must have: Leighton Baines has been superb as usual, from his crossing to his decision making

Must have: Leighton Baines has been superb as usual, from his crossing to his decision making

Centre backs: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Sebastien Bassong (Norwich)

Vertonghen
has become the leader in Spurs’ defence. He dictates the line and has
shown great leadership to help Andre Villas-Boas implement his
high-pressing system. He is good on the ball too and has proved to be a
very good signing.

Bassong
left Spurs in the summer for Norwich and has been the key to their
improved defensive performances. He was caught ball-watching too often
at Tottenham but has been dominating as Chris Hughton’s side have kept
five clean sheets. He has also chipped in with three goals.

Midfield: Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Oscar (Chelsea), Marouane Fellaini (Everton)

Cazorla has arrived in English football and been a joy to watch. You have to admire his ambidexterity. It’s impossible to distinguish which foot is his strongest. Defences are fearful of his through passes and are now standing off him, which has seen him shoot more.

Oscar is another summer import and is a lovely footballer. He seems unperturbed by anyone around him — people try to dispossess him but they can’t. He has an effortless style, is always looking for the ball and is going to be a phenomenal player. He, more than anyone, has brought a change in Chelsea’s style of play.

Fellaini has benefited from Tim Cahill’s departure as the Belgian is now playing further forward. He brings the ball down on his chest like Niall Quinn used to — he plucks it out the air with such great control. He then uses his huge frame to protect the ball. He’s playing with extra inspiration this season and is scoring crucial goals.

Liquid: Santi Cazorla can play with either foot, is creative, clever and something special

Liquid: Santi Cazorla can play with either foot, is creative, clever and something special

Front three: Michu (Swansea), Christian Benteke (A Villa), Robin van Persie (Man Utd)

The transition Michu has made since arriving from Spain has been incredible. He keeps performing and is very cool in front of goal. Quality players find time on the pitch and he does that in the box. He has given a boost to Swansea’s attacking threat.

Benteke is so fast and powerful and has justifiably kept Darren Bent out the side. I haven’t yet seen a defender who knows how to handle him.

Van Persie was under pressure after a big-money move to United from Arsenal but he has been excellent and there seems to be a real hunger in him. He wants trophies and that motivation is helping drive the rest of the United squad.

Magic Michu: The attacker is cool as a cucumber in front of goal

Magic Michu: The attacker is cool as a cucumber in front of goal

Coach: Michael Laudrup (Swansea)

Following Brendan Rodgers was not going to be easy at the Liberty Stadium. Yes, it took the players some time to get used to his ways, but Laudrup has taken them on to another level, particularly going forward. That is no mean feat.

Another level: Michael Laudrup has driven the players forward at the Liberty Stadium

Another level: Michael Laudrup has driven the players forward at the Liberty Stadium

What's the score

Fixtures

Fixtures

Norwich to report racist abuse aimed at Sebastien Bassong to police

Norwich set to report racist abuse aimed at goal hero Bassong to police

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UPDATED:

15:06 GMT, 25 November 2012

Norwich chief executive David McNally has confirmed the club will speak to police about alleged racist comments directed at defender Sebastien Bassong.

The Cameroon defender headed a late equaliser to earn the Canaries a 1-1 draw at Everton in the Barclays Premier League yesterday and was last night believed to be the subject of racist abuse on Twitter.

Levelling up: Sebastien Bassong earns a point for Norwich with his late goal

Levelling up: Sebastien Bassong earns a point for Norwich with his late goal

Heading for a draw: Bassong was allegedly racially abused on Twitter after the game

Heading for a draw: Bassong was allegedly racially abused on Twitter after the game

Norwich are aware of the comments and McNally tweeted: 'For those asking last night, we will be following up with the police regarding the racist comments reported after the game.'

He later added: 'Not relevant which team they support. Don't accept racism from anyone and so these comments will be reported to the police.'

Clyde 0 Rangers 2: match report

Clyde 0 Rangers 2: Shiels and McCulloch ensure McCoist's men end away-day blues

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16:56 GMT, 28 October 2012

Rangers finally claimed their long-awaited first away win in the Irn-Bru Third Division thanks to a 2-0 victory against Clyde.

Previous league results on the road had been less than inspiring this season with draws at Peterhead, Berwick and Annan, as well as an embarrassing defeat to Stirling Albion.

But goals from Dean Shiels and Lee McCulloch delivered the elusive win and ensured the unwanted record came to an end against 10-man Clyde.

Off the mark: Rangers celebrate as they beat Clyde for their first away win of the season

Off the mark: Rangers celebrate as they beat Clyde for their first away win of the season

Match facts

Clyde: Barclay, Brown, Marsh, Oliver, Sharp, Neill, Sweeney, Hay (Fitzharris 87), McColm, Gilfillan (John Kane 75), McCluskey (Watt 82).

Subs Not Used: Rajovic, Scullion.

Sent Off: Neill (68).

Booked: Gilfillan, Neill, Brown.

Rangers: Alexander, Hegarty, Perry, Emilson Cribari (Argyriou 82), Wallace, Shiels (McKay 73), Hutton, Black, Macleod, McCulloch, Little (Aird 84).

Subs Not Used: Scott Gallagher,Kyle.

Booked: Hutton,Shiels.

Goals: Shiels 17,McCulloch 80.

Att: 7,500

Ref: Alan Muir

Andy Little, who made his comeback from a foot injury as a substitute against Queen's Park last week, was handed his first Rangers start since the beginning of September.

Chris Hegarty also started at Broadwood, with Fraser Aird dropped to the bench and Sebastien Faure absent from the squad.

Clyde were without the suspended Ian Gray but boosted by the news that David Marsh had recovered from injury to start the match.

The home side threatened first when Stuart McColm left Hegarty trailing in his wake before delivering a teasing ball into the box for Stefan McCluskey, but goalkeeper Neil Alexander punched to safety before the forward could connect.

John Neill then sent a glancing header just past the post as Clyde passed up another chance to open the scoring.

At the other end, Rangers fired out a warning when McCulloch met a Little cross with a ferocious shot that produced an impressive save from goalkeeper Jamie Barclay via the crossbar.

Barclay was called into action again to block well at the near post from Little, who then lashed the rebound across the face of goal and past the upright.

Rangers' pressure paid off as they took the lead after 17 minutes when Shiels unleashed an unstoppable right-foot shot into the top corner.

Opener: Dean Shiels scores Rangers' first goal against Clyde

Opener: Dean Shiels scores Rangers' first goal against Clyde

The Bully Wee should have been back on level terms when Bryan Gilfillan's cutback found McCluskey but he somehow managed to fire off target.

Only the heroics of Barclay prevented Rangers from adding to their lead before the interval.

He saved well from a long-range effort from Lee Wallace before reacting quickly to tip a McCulloch header on to the crossbar from the resulting corner.

Early bath: Clyde's John Neill (right) is shown a red card by referee Alan Muir

Early bath: Clyde's John Neill (right) is shown a red card by referee Alan Muir

If Barclay had come to the rescue of Clyde in the first half, Alexander impressed shortly after the restart with an excellent save to deny a point-blank header from McCluskey.

Rangers also came close when Kyle Hutton surged into the box before teeing up the shot for Shiels, but his tame effort was comfortably smothered by the keeper, denying him his second of the day.

Clyde's hopes of a comeback were dealt a blow when they were reduced to 10 men after 68 minutes, Neill needlessly picking up a second yellow card for clashing with Shiels.

Doubling up: Lee McCulloch wraps up the points by scoring Rangers' second goal of the game

Doubling up: Lee McCulloch wraps up the points by scoring Rangers' second goal of the game

A second Rangers goal would surely end the match as a contest and Lewis Macleod provided a lovely cutback for McCulloch, who blasted over.

There was no way back for the home side when Rangers found the back of the net again with 10 minutes to go.

Hegarty's cross found Ian Black at the back post and he set up the shot for McCulloch, who was on target on this occasion with a simple finish from close range.

Sebastien Loeb wins ninth World Rally Championship

Home sweet home: Loeb celebrates his ninth World Rally Championship in France

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16:54 GMT, 7 October 2012

Sebastien Loeb wrapped up his ninth consecutive World Rally Championship title in style with victory on home soil in France.

Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena once again underlined their dominance of the sport as they finished 15.5 seconds ahead of Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala in the overall standings after the 22nd and final stage of the Rallye de France.

Loeb's 75th WRC win is his eighth in 11 races so far this season, and sees him wrap up yet another title with two rounds to spare.

Cloud nine: Sebastien Loeb (R) and his co-driver Monaco's Daniel Elena (L) celebrate on the podium in Strasbourg

Cloud nine: Sebastien Loeb (R) and his co-driver Monaco's Daniel Elena (L) celebrate on the podium in Strasbourg

Rally good: Loeb and his co-driver Monaco's Daniel Elena steer their Citron DS3

Rally good: Loeb and his co-driver Monaco's Daniel Elena steer their Citron DS3

'It has been a great moment. We had been dreaming of it since the weekend began, it is pure happiness,' said Loeb.

Loeb's win also secured Citroen their eighth manufacturers' crown, but also heralded the end of an era with the Frenchman previously announcing he would not defend his title in 2013, electing instead for a part-time WRC programme.

'The season has been perfect but I want to enjoy this rather than think about this title being our last together,' he added, referring to long-time co-driver Elena.

Centre of attention: Loeb talks up his latest World Rally Championship success on home soil in France

Centre of attention: Loeb talks up his latest World Rally Championship success on home soil in France

Celebration: Loeb enjoys his victory with his Citroen team

Celebration: Loeb enjoys his victory with his Citroen team

With 244 points, Loeb is 71 ahead of team-mate Mikko Hirvonen with two races to go.

Latvala's strong run to second place – the Finn following up his win in Britain last time out – denied Citroen the further satisfaction of a one-two finish, with Hirvonen coming home in third place, 44 seconds adrift of his team-mate.

Citroen Junior's Thierry Neuville was on superb form today, winning five of the final day's six stages as he claimed a career-best fourth place overall, ahead of Mads Ostberg.

Ott Tanak took sixth, while the top 10 was rounded out by Evgeny Novikov, Chris Atkinson, Martin Prokop and Sebastien Chardonnet.

Barclays Premier League squad lists 2012-13

Premier League roll call 2012-2013: Every top flight player from the official squad lists

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14:11 GMT, 5 September 2012

Now the transfer window has closed, the clubs of the Premier League have named their final squads for the 2012-2013 season.

The only club not to declare their roster is Stoke City, who are awaiting a Premier League Board judgement on whether they can register Michael Owen, who was signed after the transfer deadline.

Here's how it works:

Each club was required to submit a squad of 25 players by September 4.Of these, there can be no more than 17 who do not fulfil the Home Grown Player criteria. The remainder must be home grown. A Home Grown Player is a player, irrespective of his nationality or age, who has been registered with any club in England or Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday.There is a separate list of Under 21 players, all of whom are eligible to play in addition to the main list.

Arsenal

Andrey Arshavin, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Marouane
Chamakh, Andre Dos Santos, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Lukasz Fabianski,
Gervinho, Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone, Per Mertesacker,
Lukas Podolski, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Sebastien Squillaci,
Wojciech Szczesny, Thomas Vermaelen, Theo Walcott, Craig Eastmond.

Great Start: New Arsenal signing Santi Cazorla celebrates his goal against Liverpool

Great Start: New Arsenal signing Santi Cazorla celebrates his goal against Liverpool

Under 21 Benik
Afobe, Chuba Akpom, Wellington Silva, Chuks Aneke, Martin Angha, Hector
Bellerin, Samir Bihmoutine, Daniel Boateng, Joel Campbell, Reice Charles-Cook,
Francis Coquelin, Thomas Dallison-Lisbon, Tarum Dawkins, Kyle Ebecilio, Thomas
Eisfeld, Zachari Fagan, Emmanuel Frimpong, Samuel Galindo, Serge Gnabry, Sead
Hajrovic, Isaac Hayden, Conor Henderson, Dejan Iliev, Alex Iwobi, Jack Jebb,
Anthony Jeffrey, Carl Jenkinson, Glen Kamara, Austin Lipman, Damain Martinez,
Jernade Meade, Ignasi Miquel-Pons, Ryo Miyaichi, Elton Monteiro, Alfred Mugabo,
Nigel Oldfield Spence-Neita, Mats Olsson, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joshua Rees, Philip Roberts, James Shea, Leander Siemann,
Jon-Miquel Toral, Obasiarinse Uade, Josh Vickers, Sanchez Watt, Jack Wilshere,
Jordan Wynter, Nicholas Yennaris.

Aston
Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor, Marc Albrighton, Barry Bannan,
Darren Bent, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Delph, Richard Dunne, Karim El Ahmadi, Shay Given,
Bradley Guzan, Christopher Herd, Brett Holman, Alan Hutton, Stephen Ireland, Eric
Lichaj, Matthew Lowton, Ashley Westwood, Andrew Marshall, Charles N'Zogbia, Stiliyan
Petrov, Enda Stevens, Ron Vlaar, Stephen Warnock, Joseph Bennett, Christian Benteke.

Muscle man: New Aston Villa acquisition Ron Vlaar tussles with Newcastle's Demba Ba

Muscle man: New Aston Villa acquisition Ron Vlaar tussles with Newcastle's Demba Ba

Under
21 Nathan Baker, Calum Barrett, Joshua Barton,
Liam Bateman, Jordan Bowery, Graham Burke, Riccardo Calder, Courtney Cameron,
Samir Carruthers, Henry Cowans, Nathan Delfouneso, Robin Dempsey, Daniel
Devine, Janoi Donacien, Michael Drennan, Umit Eminoglu, Gary Gardner, Jordan
Graham, Jack Grealish, Craig Hill, Daniel Johnson, Lewis Kinsella, Bradley
Lewis, Malcolm Melvin, Michael Nelson, Daniel O’Brien, Callum Robinson, Jerell
Sellars, Benjamin Siegrist, Andras Steiber, Oliver Stevenson, Thomas Strain,
Kevin Toner, Charlie Ward, Mason Watkins, Bradley Watkins, Joshua Webb, Andreas
Weimann, Courtney Wildin, Daniel Williams, Derrick Williams.

Chelsea

Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta,
Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Victor
Moses, John Obi Mikel, Florent Malouda, Paulo Ferreira, Marko Marin, Ross Turnbull,
Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Ryan Bertrand, Hilario.

Belgian Brilliance: Eden Hazard has made an outstanding start to his Chelsea career and features in their Under-21 list

Belgian Brilliance: Eden Hazard has made an outstanding start to his Chelsea career and features in their Under-21 list

Under
21 Amin Affane, Nathan Ake, James Ashton, Lewis
Baker, Patrick Bamford, Samuel Bangura, Mitchell Beeney, Jamal Blackman,
Nathaniel Chalobah, Andreas Christensen, Billy Clifford, Conor Clifford, George
Cole, Dion Conroy, Thibaut Courtois, Fankaty Dabo, Alex Davey, Ulises Davila
Plascencia, Kevin De Bruyne, Abdul Deen-Conteh, Matej Delac, Oscar Dos Santos
Emboaba Junior, Islam Feruz, Walter Figueira, Ambrose Gnahore, Benjamin Gordon,
Alastair Gordon, Eden Hazard, Thorgen Hazard, Jordan Houghton, Tom Howard,
Rohan Ince, Gael Kakuta, Tomas Kalas, Chike Kandi, Todd Kane, Ben Killip,
Andrew Kiwomya, Milan Lalkovic, Ruben Loftus, Romelu Lukaku, Joshua McEachran,
Reece Mitchell, Jonathan Muleba, Lamisha Musonda, Tika Musonda, Adam Nditi, Nii
Nortey, Kenneth Omeruo, Anjur Osmanovic, Daniel Pappoe, Adam Phillip, Lucas
Piazon, Jhon Pirez Araujo, George Saville, Ismail Seremba, Isak Ssewankambo,
Jesse Starkey, John Swift, Jeffrey Van Homoet Bruma, Oriol Vidal, Samuel
Walker, Kevin Wright.

Everton

Victor Anichebe, Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson,
Anthony Hibbert, Philip Jagielka, Philip Neville, Leon Osman, Seamus Coleman, Sylvain
Distin, Marouane Fellaini, Magaye Gueye, John Heitinga, Timothy Howard, Nikica Jelavic,
Jan Mucha, Steven Naismith, Steven Pienaar, Kevin Mirallas, Bryan Oviedo.

Hair raising: Marouane Fellaini in action for Everton against Aston Villa

Hair raising: Marouane Fellaini in action for Everton against Aston Villa

Under
21 Jake Adelson, Ross Barkley, Jake Bidwell,
Tyias Browning, Courtney Duffus, Shane Duffy, Anton Forrester, Luke Garbutt,
Conor Grant, George Green, Russell Griffiths, Per Hammar, Hallam Hope, Jasper
Johns, Gethin Jones, Sam Kelly, Curtis Langton, Christopher Long, John
Lundstram, Conor McAleny, Tom Molyneux, Matthew Pennington, Francisco Santos Da
Silva Junior, Oliver Shannon, Mason Springthorpe, Mateusz Taudul, Ibou Touray,
Apostolos Vellios, George Waring

Fulham

Mark Schwarzer, Csaba Somogyi, David Stockdale,
Neil Etheridge, Sascha Riether, Stephen Kelly, Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland, Philippe
Senderos, John Arne Riise, Damien Duff, Ashkan Dejagah, Simon Davies, Christopher
Baird, Steven Sidwell, Mahamadou Diarra, Bryan Ruiz, Kieran Richardson, Mladen Petric,
Hugo Rodallega, Dimitar Berbatov.

Head over heels: Fulham's Mladen Petric takes a tumble over West Ham's Winston Reid

Head over heels: Fulham's Mladen Petric takes a tumble over West Ham's Winston Reid

Under
21 Omri Altman, Stephen Arthurworrey, Charles
Banya, Marcus Bettinelli, Matthew Briggs, Alexander Brister, Daniel Burn, Lasse
Christensen, Lauri Dalla Valle, Lyle Della-Verde, Thomas Donegan, Liam
Donnelly, Jordan Evans, Kerim Frei, Corey Gameiro, Jack Grimmer, Emerson
Hyndman, Dino Islamovic, Jesse Joronen, Alexander Kacaniklic, Pajtim Kasami,
Sean Kavanagh, Ronny Minkwitz, James Musa, Buomesca Na Bangna, Max Oberschmidt,
Dean O’Halloran, Daniel O’Reilly, Josh Passley, Richard Peniket, Joshua
Pritchard, Tom Richards, Solomon Sambou, Alex Smith, Muamer Tankovic, Derek
Tieku, Marcello Trotta, George Williams, Ryan Williams Cauley Woodrow.

Liverpool

Daniel Agger, Joe Allen, Ossama Assaidi, Jamie
Carragher, Sebastian Coates, Joe Cole, Doni, Stewart Downing, Steven Gerrard, Peter
Gulacsi, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Bradley Jones, Jose Enrique, Martin Kelly,
Lucas Leiva, Jose Manuel Reina, Nuri Sahin, Martin Skrtel, Luis Suarez.

Hot prospect: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks set for a breakthrough season

Hot prospect: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks set for a breakthrough season

Under
21 Krisztian Adorjan, Yalany Baio, Tyrell
Belford, Villyan Bijev, Fabio Borini, Cameron Brannagan, Nathan Burke, Daniel
Cleary, Conor Coady, Ryan Crump, Jack Dunn, Jesus Fernandez Saenz De La Torre,
John Flanagan, Ryan Fulton, San Gainford, Niall Heaton, Jose Huertas Ortiz,
Jordon Ibe, Lloyd Jones, Jordan Lussey, Joseph Maguire, Ryan McLaughlin, Yusuf
Mersin, Adam Morgan, Henoc Mukendi, Michael Ngoo, Alex O’Hanlon, Daniel Pacheco
Lobato, Marc Pelosi, Kristoffer Petersson, Nathan Quirk, Connor Randall, Jack
Robinson, Craig Roddan, Stephen Sama, Jonjo Shelvey, Bradley Smith, Jakub
Sokolik, Raheem Sterling, Joao Teixeria, Daniel Trickett-Smith, Daniel Ward,
Michael Williams, Daniel Wilson, Andre Wisdom, Samed Yesil.

Manchester
City

Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany, Pablo
Zabaleta, Joleon Lescott, James Milner, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Scott Sinclair,
Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero, Gareth Barry, David Silva, Gael Clichy, Kolo
Toure, Richard Wright, Costel Pantilimon, Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure, Maicon, Javi
Garcia, Mario Balotelli.

Back with a bang: Manchester City's Carlos Tevez already has four goals this season

Back with a bang: Manchester City's Carlos Tevez already has four goals this season

Under
21 Mohammed Abu, Bismark Adjei-Boateng, Thomas
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Red Van Man: Robin Van Persie has four goals in three games for Manchester United since his transfer from Arsenal

Under
21 Benjamin Barber, Jack Barmby, Tyler Blackett,
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Dutch Dynamo: Vurnon Anita signed for Newcastle from Ajax over the summer

Under
21 Rolando Aarons, Mehdi Abeid, Lewis Aird, Jak
Alnwick, Samuel Ameobi, Gael Bigirimana, Macauley Booth, Adam Campbell, Lee
Desmond, Paul Dummett, Shane Ferguson, Macauley Gillesphey, Alex Gilliead,
Curtis Good, Aidan Grant, Tom Heardman, Jonathan Hooper, Bradden Inman,
Alexander Kitchen, Dennis Knight, Steven Logan, Esteban Lopez, Marcus Maddison,
Ryan McKinnon, Brandon Miele, Jonathan Mitchell, James Morgan, Yven Moyo, Conor
Newton, Alex Nicholson, Greg Olley, Jonathyn Quinn, Nile Ranger, Michael
Richardson, Michael Riley, Davide Santon, Lubomir Satka, Liam Smith, Remie
Streete, James Tavernier, John Turton, Haris Vuckic.

Norwich
City

Leon Barnett, Sebastian Bassong, Elliott
Bennett, Ryan Bennett, Mark Bunn, Jacob Butterfield, David Fox, Javier Garrido,
Grant Holt, Wesley Hoolahan, Jonathan Howson, Simeon Jackson, Bradley Johnson, Simon
Lappin, Chris Martin, Russell Martin, Steven Morison, Anthony Pilkington, John Ruddy,
Robert Snodgrass, Andrew Surman, Alexander Tettey, Marc Tierney, Michael Turner,
Steven Whittaker.

Behind you! Robert Snodgrass closes in on Tottenham's Jake Livermore during the sides' 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane

Behind you! Robert Snodgrass closes in on Tottenham's Jake Livermore during the sides' 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane

Under
21 Thomas Adeyemi, Harry Barker, Stephen Browne,
Kyle Callan-McFadden, Rian Carroll, Michael Clunan, Olumide Durojaiye, Adel
Gafaiti, Reece Hall-Johnson, Harvey Hodd, Harry Kane, Cameron King, Kevin
Lokko, Jamar Loza, Remi Matthews, Cameron McGeehan, Ewan McNeil, Carlton
Morris, Jacob Murphy, Joshua Murphy, Cameron Norma, Joe Peacock, Henry Randall,
Declan Rudd, Ramil Sheriff, Korey Smith, Dominic St Louis, Jed Steer, Harry
Toffolo, Ben Wyatt.

Queens
Park Rangers

Robert Green, Samba Diakite, Armand Traore, Shaun
Derry, Anton Ferdinand, Clinton Hill, Ji-Sung Park, Andrew Johnson, Djibril Cisse,
Adel Taarabt, Bradley Wright-Phillips, James Mackie, Nedum Onuoha, Stephane Mbia,
Ryan Nelsen, Kieron Dyer, Fabio da Silva, Hogan Ephraim, David Wayne Hoilett, Brian
Murphy, Robert Zamora, Julio Cesar, Alejandro Faurlin, Esteban Granero, Jose Bosingwa.

Slalom: Ji Sung Park of QPR tries to gets the better of Pablo Zabaleta and Vincent Kompany

Slalom: Ji Sung Park of QPR tries to gets the better of Pablo Zabaleta and Vincent Kompany

Under
21 Oluwatobi Adekunle, Bruno Andrade, Benjamin
Beckles, Ben Brown, Jordan Buck, Frederick Champions, Brandon Comley, James
Daly, Michael Doughty, Jake Downs, Maximilan Ehmer, David Fitzpatrick, Adam
Francis, Darnell Furlong, Jordan Gibbons, Michael Harriman, Thomas Hitchcock,
Conor Hubble, Joshua Hunt-Laurent, Justin Koeris, Cole Kpekawa, Aaron Lennox,
Joseph Lumley, Samuel Magri, Aaron Mitchell, Emmanuel Nguemkam Monthe, William
Page, Taylor Parmenter, Michael Petrasso, Jamie Sendles-White, Abdalla Shariff,
Petros Skapetis, Mark Smith, Frankie Sutherland, Tommaso Trani, Harly Wise,
Ryan Young.

Reading

Simon Church, Shaun Cummings, Christopher Gunter,
Danny Guthrie, Ian Harte, Jem Karacan, Adam Le Fondre, Mikele Leigertwood, Joel
McAnuff, Alex McCarthy, Garath McCleary, Adrian Mariappa, Alexander Pearce, Jason
Roberts, Thomas Robson-Kanu, Nicholas Shorey, Jay Tabb, Stuart Taylor, Mikkel Andersen,
Adam Federici, Kaspars Gorkss, Brynjar Gunnarsson, Noel Hunt, Jimmy Kebe, Pavel
Pogrebnyak.

Getting ahead: Pavel Pogrebnyak scores the first of Reading's goals against Chelsea

Getting ahead: Pavel Pogrebnyak scores the first of Reading's goals against Chelsea

Under
21 Bismark Amofah, Nicholas Arnold, Jake Cooper,
Lawson D’Ath, Robert Dickie, Ryan Edwards, Tariqe Fosu, Shane Griffin, Michael
Hector, Jonathan Henly, Dominic Hyam, Karl Ikpeazu, Shpat Ismajli, Ben Jefford,
Jack Jeffrey, Andrew Jenkinson, Liam Kelly, Niall Keown, Aaron Kuhl, Daniel
Lincoln, Sean Long, Charlie Losasso, Angus MacDonald, George McLennan, Stuart
Moore, Sean Morrison, Shepherd Murombedzi, Jordan Obita, Germaine Ofori, Karl
Oliyide, Nana Owusu, Matthew Partridge, Dominic Samuel, Joshua Shama, Karl
Sheppard, Jack Stacey, Pierce Sweeney, Craig Tanner, Jake Taylor, De’juane
Taylor-Crossdale, Aaron Tshibola, Chigozie Ugwu, Joshua Webb.

Southampton

Daniel Butterfield, Richard Chaplow, Jack Cork,
Kelvin Davis, Steven Davis, Steve De Ridder, Ryan Dickson, Guilherme Do Prado, Jose
Fonte, Jonathan Forte, Daniel Fox, Jos Hooiveld, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Tadanari
Lee, Emmanuel Mayuka, Jason Puncheon, Gaston Ramirez, Frazer Richardson, Jay Rodriguez,
Morgan Schneiderlin, Daniel Seaborne, Maya Yoshida.

Onwards and upwards: Rickie Lambert has scored goals for Southampton in League One, the Championship and now, the Premier League

Onwards and upwards: Rickie Lambert has scored goals for Southampton in League One, the Championship and now, the Premier League

Under
21 Omogbolahan Ariyibi, Jamal Branker, William
Britt, Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Fraser Colmer, Joe Curtis, Jake
Flannigan, Samuel Gallagher, Dominic Gape, Paulo Gazzaniga, Jake Hesketh,
Charlie Higgins, Samuel Hoskins, Lloyd Isgrove, Christopher Johns, Thomas
Leggett, Jason McCarthy, Samuel McQueen, Corby Moore, Bevis Mugabi, Harrison
Reed, Benjamin Reeves, Andreas Robinson, Omar Rowe, Ryan Seager, Alberto Seidi,
Luke Shaw, Jake Sinclair, Jack Stephens, Matthew Targett, Jordan Turnbull,
James Ward-Prowse, James White, Matthew Young.

Sunderland

Phillip Bardsley, Titus Bramble, Wesley Brown,
Frazier Campbell, Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Carlos Cuellar, Steven Fletcher,
Craig Gardner, Adam Johnson, Matthew Kilgallon, Sebastian Larsson, James McClean,
David Meyler, Simon Mignolet, John O'Shea, Daniel Rose, Louis Saha, Stephane Sessegnon,
David Vaughan, Keiren Westwood.

Incoming! Adam Johnson joined Sunderland from Manchester City in the summer

Incoming! Adam Johnson joined Sunderland from Manchester City in the summer

Under
21 Blair Adams, Liam Agnew, James Armstrong,
Thomas Beadling, Peter Burke, Jonathan Burn, Anthony Callaghan, Andrew
Cartwright, Roarie Deacon, Joel Dixon, John Egan, David Ferguson, Lewis
Gibbons, Lynden Gooch, Alejandro Gorrin, Ross Holland, George Honeyman, Callum
Hope, Dong Won Ji, Wade Joyce, Billy Knott, Jordan Laidler, Louis Laing, Glen
Lane, Carl Lawson, Craig Lynch, Jonathan Maddison, Mikael Mandron, Liam Marrs,
Kieran Martin, Steven McCarthy, Jaison McGrath, Thomas McNamee, Adam Mitchell,
Ryan Noble, Reece Noble, Connor Oliver, Jordan Pickford, Adam Reed, Thomas
Robson, Martin Smith, James Stinson, Jassem Sukar, Nathan Thomas, Jordan
Watson, Connor Wickham, Ben Wilson.

Swansea
City

Germaine Agustien, Leon Britton, Jonathan De
Guzman, Nathan Dyer, Jose Manuel Flores, Mark Gower, Daniel Graham, Pablo Hernandez,
Sung Yeung Ki, Leroy Lita, Michu, Garry Monk, Luke Moore, Curtis Obeng, Wayne Routledge,
Etey Shechter, Alan Tate, Neil Taylor, Gerhard Tremmel, Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams,
Angel Rangel.

Bargain buy: Swansea's Michu has four goals already this season following his 2m move from Rayo Vallecano

Bargain buy: Swansea's Michu has four goals already this season following his 2m move from Rayo Vallecano

Under
21 Daniel Alfei, Thomas Atyeo, Kyle Bartley,
Alexander Bray, David Cornell, Benjamin Davies, Thomas Davies, Ruaridhri
Donnelly, Gwion Edwards, Samuel Evans, Corey Francis, Henry Jones, Jospeh
Jones, Luke Llewellyn, James Loveridge, Lee Lucas, Kurtis March, Lewis Moore,
Connor Peters, Jamie Proctor, Ashley Richards, Connor Roberts, Alexander
Samuel, Joshua Sheehan, Liam Shephard, Darnel Situ-Buyente, Scott Tancock,
Nathan Waters, Luke Williams.

Tottenham
Hotspur

Heurelho Gomes, Carlo Cudicini, Bradley Friedel,
Hugo Lloris, Younes Kaboul, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Jan Vertonghen, Benoit
Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Yago Falque, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Clint Dempsey, Aaron Lennon,
Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton, Michael Dawson, Mousa Dembele, Thomas Huddlestone, Scott
Parker, Jake Livermore, Jermaine Jenas, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe, David Bentley.

Last minute move: Mousa Dembele swapped Fulham for Tottenham close to the end of the transfer window

Last minute move: Mousa Dembele swapped Fulham for Tottenham close to the end of the transfer window

Under
21 Daniel Akindayini, Jordan Archer, Dominic
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Key man: Shane Long challenges Nikica Jelavic of Everton

Under
21 Scott Allan, Joel Ambalu, Wesley Atkinson,
Daniel Barrow, Saido Berahino, Aaron Birch, Donervorn Daniels, Jordan Francis,
Bradley Garmston, Cameron Gayle, Reiss Greenidge, Reece Hayes, Kyle Howkins,
James Hurst, Callam Jones, Alexander Jones, Shane Lewis, Romelu Lukaku, Samuel
Mantom, Kieran McCalla, Adil Nabi, Ged Oldnall, Liam O’Neil, Mani O’Sullivan,
Ryan Pace, Alexander Palmer, Kemar Roofe, Jack Rose, Romaine Sawyers, Tom
Smart, George Thorne, Rees Wedderburn, Ryan Winwood, Chris Wood.

West
Ham United

Yossi Benayoun, Andrew Carroll, Carlton Cole, James
Collins, Jack Collison, Guy Demel, Mohamed Diame, Alou Diarra, Stephen Henderson,
Jussi Jaaskelainen, Matthew Jarvis, Modibo Maiga, George McCartney, Mark Noble,
Kevin Nolan, Joseph O'Brien, Gary O'Neil, Winston Reid, Jordan Spence, Matthew Taylor,
James Tomkins, Ricardo Vaz Te.

Handy Andy: Carroll made an immediate impression on his West Ham debut against Fulham, setting up two goals

Handy Andy: Carroll made an immediate impression on his West Ham debut against Fulham, setting up two goals

Under
21 Cheye Alexander, Samuel Baxter, Nana
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Keeping his cool: Shaun Maloney scored from the penalty spot for Wigan against Stoke City

Under
21 Luke Ainscough, Bradley Anderson, Guillermo
Andres Lopez, Jesjua Angoy Cruyff, Peter Aylmer, Rakish Bingham, Steven
Boothman, Adam Buxton, Eduard Campabadal Claros, Timothy Chow, Patrick
Christian, Michael Cottrill, Nouha Dicko, Jordan Flores, Fraser Fyvie, Ellis
Gibbons, Jamie Gibson, Roman Golobart Benet, Matthew Hamilton, Calvin Hare,
Ryan Jennings, Joseph Johnson, Bram Johnstone, Joel Kerwin, Robert Kiernan,
Joshua Langley, Daniel Leigh, Jonathan Lynch, Andrew Mason, Christian Mather,
Jamie McCormack, Callum McManaman, Ryan Meadows, Ryo Miyaichi, Callum Morris,
Jordan Mustoe, Lee Nicholls, Filip Orsula, Jack Phillips, Daniel Redmond,
Abubakar Sheego, Joshua Sumner, Omar Thompson, Jordan Unsworth, Ryan Watson,
Michael Wilson.

WHICH CLUB HAS THE MOST HOME GROWN PLAYERS

A Home Grown Player is a player,
irrespective of his nationality or age, who has been registered with any
club in England or Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three
entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday. Number is out of 25.

18 – Norwich City

17 – Aston Villa, Reading

15 – Queens Park Rangers, Southampton

14 – Sunderland, West Ham United

12 – Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

11 – West Bromwich Albion

10 – Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Swansea City

8 – Chelsea, Manchester City

7 – Arsenal, Everton

6 – Wigan Athletic

TBC – Stoke City

Tottenham to send Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes to Championship

Spurs to offload Cudicini and Gomes to Championship after Lloris arrival

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UPDATED:

06:12 GMT, 3 September 2012

Tottenham will send goalkeepers Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes to the Championship after the arrival of Hugo Lloris.

The pair are well behind the French star and Brad Friedel in the pecking order and will be allowed to leave on loan with a view to permanent moves in the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.

Friedel shone in Spurs' 2-2 draw with Norwich on Saturday as he bids to keep the No 1 spot from Lloris.

Surplus: Heurelho Gomes could be sent on loan to the Championship

Surplus: Heurelho Gomes could be sent on loan to the Championship

And Andre Villas-Boas has warned the 25-year-old that he will have to battle hard to dislodge Friedel.

'When you transfer it’s not written in the contract that you have to play,' he said.

'He has to compete against three good goalkeepers and at the moment Brad is doing extremely well. He deserves to be playing and he’ll continue to do so.'

One of Norwich’s top performers on Saturday, Sebastien Bassong, was full of praise for his former team-mate.

'Uncle Brad was magic, I’ve never doubted his quality. He is one of the best in the Premier League,' Bassong said.

'He’s a terrific player and there’s going to be a tough competition between him and Hugo.

'They finished fourth last year and (Friedel) played a big part in that.'

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham and Ajax in dispute over fee

Spurs in Vertonghen fee battle: Ajax stand firm over 9m valuation of captain

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UPDATED:

22:19 GMT, 14 May 2012

Tottenham took another step towards signing Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen after he watched Sunday's 2-0 win over Fulham.

The Belgium centre back and his agent, Nakhli Mustapha, were guests at White Hart Lane and held informal talks with Tottenham officials after the game.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer gave his blessing to the trip. However, while Tottenham are willing to pay around 7million for a 25-year-old with one year left on his contract, Ajax want 9m.

Jan the man: Vertonghen looks set to join Spurs later this summer

Jan the man: Vertonghen looks set to join Spurs later this summer

Meanwhile Spurs defender Sebastien Bassong wants talks with manager Harry Redknapp over his future after returning from his loan spell at Wolves.

Spurs target Loic Remy is a doubt for Euro 2012 after picking up a thigh injury against Auxerre.

Out on a high: Vertonghen (hand on trophy) won the Dutch title with Ajax

Out on a high: Vertonghen (hand on trophy) won the Dutch title with Ajax

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham open talks to sign Arsenal target

Spurs open talks to sign 7m-rated Arsenal target Vertonghen from Ajax

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UPDATED:

07:59 GMT, 2 May 2012

Tottenham are going head-to-head with rivals Arsenal in the race to sign Jan Vertonghen after opening talks with the Ajax captain.

Having signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski earlier this week, the Gunners were preparing for their next transfer splurge by taking steps to land the Belgium central defender.

Vertonghen, who was watched by Tottenham scouts against Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this year, is entering the final year of his contract.

London calling: Tottenham will rival Arsenal in the race to sign Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen

London calling: Tottenham will rival Arsenal in the race to sign Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen

Arsenal feel they can land the 25-year-old for as little as 7million, despite interest from Newcastle and Chelsea.

But, according to reports in Holland, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to wrap up a deal to take the defender to White Hart Lane at the end of the season, hoping he can provide the lure of Champions League football.

'Jan has some dream clubs, which are special for him,' Vertonghen's agent Mustapha Nakhli told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

Interest: Spurs boss Harry Redknapp

Keen: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Head-to-head: Redknapp (L) and Arsene Wenger both want to sign the defender

'Playing football in the top of the Premier League is something he has always hoped for.'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants Vertonghen to form part of a new-look defensive pool next season, with Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou available for transfers away from the Emirates this summer.

Spurs are four points behind third-place Arsenal with a game in hand in the Barclays Premier League. The team who finishes in third could prove to be the destination for the in-demand defender.