Championship

Tomlin to have medical at Bristol City

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Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin is to have a medical at Bristol City on Monday, BBC Radio Bristol understands. The 27-year-old looks set to return to the Championship club, for whom he scored six times in 18 games after arriving on loan in January. Chief operating officer Mark Ashton said on 9 June that City were in “ongoing discussions”[1] with the ...

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Brentford complete triple signing

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Brentford have signed goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, defender John Egan and midfielder Romaine Sawyers. Bentley, 22, and Sawyers, 24, have agreed four-year deals with the Bees while Egan, 23, has signed a three-year contract at Griffin Park. Sawyers joins on a free transfer after leaving Walsall while Southend and Gillingham are entitled to compensation for Bentley and Egan respectively. The Championship ...

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Bournemouth's Ritchie set for Newcastle

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Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie is to have a medical before a proposed £12m move to Newcastle, reports BBC Solent Sport.[1] The Scotland international midfielder, 26, made 42 appearances for the Cherries last season as they stayed up in their debut Premier League campaign. Newcastle were relegated but new Magpies boss Rafael Benitez has signed Gent keeper Matz Sels and is chasing ...

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Brighton sign midfielder Sidwell

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Championship side Brighton have signed midfielder Steve Sidwell on a one-year deal following his release by Stoke. The 33-year-old made 19 appearances for the Seagulls last term after joining on loan in January, helping them finish third, before a play-off semi-final defeat by Sheffield Wednesday. Sidwell played only four games for Premier League club Stoke last season. “He knows exactly ...

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Wednesday offer new deal to Semedo

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Sheffield Wednesday have offered a new deal to midfielder Jose Semedo. The 31-year-old Portuguese player joined the Owls from Charlton in July 2011 and has made 134 league appearances, scoring once. However, he featured just 16 times for Wednesday last season as they suffered defeat by Hull City[1] in the Championship play-off final. Goalkeeper Lewis Price, 31, and striker Caolan ...

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Wolves sign Fulham goalkeeper Lonergan

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Wolves have increased their goalkeeping options by signing Andy Lonergan from Championship rivals Fulham. The 32-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at Molineux, with the club having an option for an extra 12 months. He began his career at Preston and had spells with Leeds and Bolton before joining the Cottagers in June 2015, making 31 appearances last season. Lonergan ...

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Palermo striker Makienok joins Preston

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Preston North End have signed striker Simon Makienok on a one-year loan deal from Italian Serie A side Palermo. The 25-year-old spent 2015-16 on loan in the Championship at Charlton, scoring five goals in 37 games but not preventing them from being relegated. Capped six times by Denmark, 6ft 7ins Makienok scored 35 times in 74 games for Brondby before ...

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Blues takeover takes step forward

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Birmingham City’s takeover has taken another major step forward following an announcement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on restructuring plans. In a 61-page document, the terms for selling the Championship club have been outlined, valuing it at £37m. The prospective new owners – Trillion Trophy Asia – promise not to sell the club for at least two years and ...

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Charlton to learn from mistakes – Slade

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Media playback is not supported on this device Newly appointed Charlton Athletic boss Russell Slade says the club are willing to learn from their recent mistakes. The 55-year-old signed a three-year deal[1] at The Valley on Monday. Director Richard Murray said owner Roland Duchatelet had “underestimated” the Championship, from which the Addicks were relegated in April. “It is not easy ...

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Slade 'instigated' Cardiff departure

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Russell Slade says he “instigated” his departure from Cardiff City to become manager of Charlton. Slade was moved to head of football[1] in Cardiff in May and replaced as manager by Paul Trollope. The former Grimsby Town and Brighton boss left the Bluebirds on 3 June after just 28 days in his new role and was named Charlton boss three ...

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