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Coleman limped out of the 1-1 draw with West Brom

Storrie desperate for Portsmouth stability

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie is determined to ensure the south coast club "operates within its means in the future" as the Fratton Park takeover deal nears completion.

Transfer talk: Villa bid for Distin

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Moyes targets Distin after signing Bilyaletdinov

The Russia winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov could become the first of three signings for Everton before they head out to Czech Republic for tomorrow's Europa League play-off second leg.

Aston Villa eager to make squad additions

Martin O'Neill is stepping up his bid to bolster the Aston Villa defence with Sylvain Distin, James Collins and Stephen Warnock amongst his prime targets.

Redknapp rules out a late move for James

Spurs manager admits he has other priorities but says 39-year-old is England's No 1

Redknapp rules out move for James

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he cannot follow up his interest in David James while he has two goalkeepers at White Hart Lane.

City prepare final bid for Lescott

Everton defender has written transfer request turned down as Moyes digs in

City look to Distin after balking at £15m for Upson

Manchester City are ready to move to bring their former captain Sylvain Distin back to the club, as West Ham's demands for Matthew Upson's services are proving higher than the Premier League's big spenders are willing to pay.

Transfer Talk: Bruce wants Distin

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Transfer Talk: Toni interests Hammers

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Luca Toni's agent Jose Alberti believes the Italian international is close to joining countryman Gianfranco Zola at West Ham. "I think it will happen," Albert said. "At Bayern Toni is not playing and Zola is a great friend of his."

Niemi signs for Portsmouth

Portsmouth have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Antti Niemi with the 37-year-old coming out of retirement to join the Barclays Premier League club.

O'Neill sees off interest from City to capture Leeds prodigy Delph

Martin O'Neill once again demonstrated his faith in young English talent when he met Leeds United's £5.5m asking price to bring teenager Fabian Delph to Aston Villa yesterday.

Villa target Distin and Delph but drop pursuit of Tuncay

Aston Villa are expected to follow the £12m purchase of Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough with offers for Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin and Leeds United's Fabian Delph.

Downing set to seal £12m move to Villa

Stewart Downing arrived on a crutch for a medical at Aston Villa yesterday but that obvious complication is not expected to prevent the 24-year-old winger's £12m transfer from Middlesbrough going through within the next 48 hours.

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