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West Ham manager David Moyes sends transfer demand to board: We must go British

Instead, he wants to adopt the model that brought him success at Everton and has propelled Tottenham into the English elite. Moyes will first, however, have to convince David Sullivan. The co-owner loves to conduct transfer business from a base in France and the majority of his targets are overseas players, with Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario the latest to be linked. The Hammers hit the jackpot in 2015 when they signed Dimitri Payet from Marseille for just £10.7million but there have been plenty of less successful signings, including Simone…

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Eden Hazard: Chelsea star reacts to whirlwind win over Norwich in FA Cup replay

Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead midway through the second half only for Jamal Lewis to force extra time with the final kick of the game. But it was in extra time where there was plenty of controversy which started when Willian was booked for diving in the box, although pundits commentating on the game thought it should have been a penalty. Then Pedro picked up two yellow cards, the first for a clear dive in the penalty area. And then Alvaro Morata picked up a quick-fire double yellow…

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Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE updates: Latest FA Cup scores, goals and highlights

REUTERS Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE updates: Latest FA Cup third-round scores Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE updates: Latest FA Cup third-round scores, news and highlights TWITTER ROUND-UP Liam: If Chelsea-Norwich finishes 0-0 then the person responsible for picking the live FA Cup matches for BBC must be fearing for their job… Kev: Last few games neither Hazard nor Morata have done anything… take a chance on Musonda & Sterling instead of the usuals. Ravel: Well if this does end up going to pens, at least we know that’s Caballero’s one strong…

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Newcastle takeover OFF as talks break down between Mike Ashely and Amanda Staveley

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has been locked in talks with Amanda Staveley over the sale of the club for months. The Toon chief admitted he wanted the deal tied up before the New Year but negotiations over the value of the club have proven a sticking point. Express Sport understands Staveley has tabled an offer in excess of £300million this week. However, it seems the bid has not been enough to tempt Ashley into parting ways with the north-east club and the deal is said to be off. Talks between…

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Man Utd vs Stoke LIVE updates: Latest score; Alexis Sanchez deal, Mkhitaryan to Arsenal

REUTERS Man Utd vs Stoke LIVE updates: Latest Premier League news, goals and highlights from Old Trafford Manchester United 2-0 Stoke LIVE updates: Latest Premier League news, goals and highlights from Old Trafford; including Jose Mourinho’s pursuit of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez 73: I think it’s more a matter of WHEN and not IF Manchester United will score a third. Romelu Lukaku is booked for shoving Martins Indi. Steven Ireland does the same thing to Juan Mata seconds later and receives the same punishment. Peter Crouch is replaced by Mame…

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BREAKING: Newcastle Airport forced to close as emergency crews fight raging fire

The New South Wales airport has been closed due to water bombing activity near the runway. Authorities are planning to reassess the situation later. In a statement the Newcastle Airport said: “The safety of our passengers is paramount and we will continue to work with local emergency authorities to monitor the nearby fire and provide more information to the public as it becomes available.” More to follow…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sends sly dig at Philippe Coutinho after Man City win

The Merseyside club showed they can cope without the little Brazilian by scoring four times to sentence Pep Guardiola’s team to their first defeat in 34 matches in domestic competition – and end their hopes of matching the Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain filled the void left by Coutinho with the first goal and an assist for the second for Roberto Firmino, while Sadio Mane and Mo Salah also got on the scoresheet although Liverpool had to endure a nervy finale after substitute Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan pulled back…

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Liverpool 4-3 Man City LIVE updates: Alexis Sanchez deal in 48 hours, Reds score FOUR

REUTERS Liverpool vs Manchester City LIVE updates: Latest Premier League score, news and highlights Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City LIVE updates: Latest Premier League score, news and highlights from Anfield 18:32: Before we hear from Jurgen Klopp, I thought I’d let you know that Pep Guardiola was evasive on the question of Alexis Sanchez. He said: “He’s an Arsenal player. We have the squad we have. I don’t know what’s going to happen in this transfer window.” 18:30: Want to hear what Jurgen Klopp thought of that? Quotes on the way……

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Travel chaos as bush fires shuts down airport and cancels ALL flights

Residents surrounding the airport have ben told it is now too late to leave their homes as the area is engulfed in flames and smoke. Estimates suggest the blaze has now covered 472-hectares as winds continue to force the blaze northwards. Four ‘waterbombing’ aircraft have been called in. The fire, originally one trail travelling east towards the airport, split in two and is now heading in separate directions. All flights from Newcastle airport on Saturday afternoon and evening have been cancelled. A bowling alley and aquatic centre were evacuated in…

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Lifestyle 

REVEALED: House price hotspots among commuter towns

Property prices in Swanley, Kent, less than a 40-minute train journey from London, are now just a little over 375,000, having risen around £36,500 over the past 12 months.  The rapid 10.78 per cent growth means owners would claw back the cost of their £2,500 annual rail fare within 25 days.  Dursley – a town on the outskirts of Bristol – has also seen strong growth over the past 12 months, with property prices around 9.71 per cent (£26,339) higher than last year.  Residents of the market town could pay…

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