LIVE Football Blog: Everton Sack Benitez & Transfer Rumours

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09:14, 17 Jan 2022
Last Updated: 16:49, 17 Jan 2022

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog where we'll bring you all the latest news, gossip and action as it happens. We'll reflect on the weekend's results as well as looking at any transfer rumours, confirmed signings or potential departures. Everton sacked Rafa Benitez last night so will be next to take up the Everton hot seat? Be sure to stay with us throughout the day. 

Updates
17 January 2022
Bidwell joins Coventry

Defender Jake Bidwell has joined Coventry City on a free transfer from Swansea City.

17 January 2022
Dembele linked with Newcastle United
17 January 2022
Next Everton boss market suspended
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Betfred have suspended the 'Next Everton Boss' market with Roberto Martinez favourite ahead of Wayne Rooney before it closed...

17 January 2022
James Ward-Prowse to Liverpool?

Liverpool have had a fair amount of success when raiding Southampton for their star players. Could we see another make the move from St Mary's to Anfield?

17 January 2022
Manchester United to target McGinn in summer

The Red Devils will definitely need some drastic changes in the summer.

Exclusive: Manchester United target Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in summer transfer window
Exclusive: Manchester United target Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in summer transfer window
17 January 2022
European round-up

We have you covered on all the key talking points from the weekend action on the continent.

European Round-Up
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17 January 2022
Hearts boss publicly unhappy with defender

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has said he is 'disappointed' with defender John Souttar signing a pre-contract to join Rangers in the summer.

17 January 2022
Burnley ask for Watford game postponement

We cannot carry on like this!

17 January 2022
Leeds United's incredible debut record
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Leo Fuhr Hjelde

Charlie Cresswell

Stuart McKinstry

Lewis Bate

Joe Geldhardt

Crysencio Summerville

Sam Greenwood

Cody Drameh

17 January 2022
Newcastle linked with Duvan Zapata

Surely they need to reinforce their defence first.

17 January 2022
Martinez offered Everton job

The former manager could soon return. 

Everton make offer to Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez
Everton make offer to Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez
17 January 2022
Mo Salah the best in the world?

This fan certainly thinks so. 

17 January 2022
Broja move could be made permanent.
17 January 2022
New favourite in the Everton manager market

This would cause quite the stir amongst Everton fans... 

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17 January 2022
Lampard keen to pick up summer role

This is understandable as he needs to make a statement in his next role. 

17 January 2022
Erik Ten Haag on United's radar

Should United make a summer move for the Ajax boss?

17 January 2022
Haidara once again linked with United

Could Ralf Rangnick get his man? 

17 January 2022
Man City to Burnley...
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The gap between Man City's 56 points to Burnley's 11 is the biggest in Europe's top five leagues...

17 January 2022
Positive performance earns Spence some admirers

The flying full-back had an incredible game against Arsenal in the FA Cup two weeks ago. 

17 January 2022
Christian Eriksen linked to Premier League return

What a signing this would be for Brentford!

17 January 2022
Trent breaking more records...
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17 January 2022
Erling Haaland Man City's top target

If they sign Haaland we might as well throw away the whole league. It'll be game over before it's even started. 

17 January 2022
Rooney's remarkable record
17 January 2022
Duncan Ferguson will manage the side this weekend
17 January 2022
Christensen on the move?

Multiple clubs across the continent have tabled offers for the Danish centre-back. 

17 January 2022
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