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  • EPL clubs can't sign players freely due to Brexit shake-up

    The Score "Premier League and English Football League clubs will no longer be able to sign players from the European Union without a valid work permit unless they surpass a threshold based on the quality of the selling club and the player's seniority. The EPL and EFL announced the..." December 02

  • Southampton's Jan Bednarek on the marginal gains helping transform Saints

    Mirror "  Jan Bednarek has used marginal gains to produce big improvements. Southampton sit proudly in fifth place going into this weekend having been transformed in the past 12 months by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. Saints defender Bednarek has been a key figure in..." November 28

  • Liverpool, London teams to welcome fans back, Manchester clubs must wait

    The Score "Half of the teams in the Premier League will be permitted to welcome some fans back to stadiums when the COVID-19 lockdown in England ends next week. The U.K. government announced a new tiering system Thursday to help contain the spread of the virus, with 10 teams,..." November 26

  • Premier League reports decrease in number of new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced eight new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,530 players and staff were tested between Nov. 16-22. That figure represents a decrease from the previous round of testing, where 16 cases were detected from 1,207 checks from Nov. 9-15 - the..." November 24

  • England to allow 4,000 fans at Premier League games in lowest-risk areas

    ESPN "Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed attend Premier League games in lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday. As part of new COVID-19..." November 23

  • Premier League could have fans back before Christmas

    ESPN "Football could have fans back inside English stadiums before Christmas, sources have told ESPN. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held a landmark meeting on Tuesday with key administrators across football including representatives from the Premier..." November 17

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • Premier League chief doesn’t expect five sub rule to return

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League chief Richard Masters does not believe the Premier League 5 substitutes rule will be voted back in by the 20 clubs. Masters was giving evidence to a UK parliamentary inquiry on ‘Sport in our Communities’ during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was grilled by..." November 10

  • David Alaba Open to Premier League Move With Liverpool & Man City Interested

    90 Min "Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is open to a move to the Premier League, having previously told suitors he was not interested in a switch to the English top flight. The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena and is yet to agree on an extension,..." November 10

  • Levy ‘Surrender’ over £15m Spurs demand, Southampton wowed by new signing

    Football Insiders "As Dele Alli and Danny Rose know only too well, life at Tottenham can get deeply uncomfortable if you’re not in Jose Mourinho’s good books. Another Englishman given the cold shoulder by the Portugese has bounced back from his freeze-out at Spurs to ignite his career with..." November 07

  • Saints’ Ralph Hasenhuttl: ‘A little scary what we are doing, but not surprising’

    Pro Soccer Talk "Ralph Hasenhuttl is absolutely delighted perhaps “a little scared” by what Southampton are doing at the moment after going top of the Premier League table for the first time in club history on Friday. Saints’ Austrian boss labeled his side’s performance..." November 07

  • Premier League bosses under pressure to SCRAP pay-per-view games during second lockdown

    The Sun "PREMIER LEAGUE bosses are under increasing pressure to scrap pay-per-view football during the looming lockdown. The £14.95 fee will be reviewed by clubs at a meeting this week. Five matches are due to be screened on Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office this..." November 02

  • The Premier League is hoping to persuade Fifa to allow a 'margin of error' on tight offside calls

    Daily Mail "The Premier League are planning a renewed attempt to persuade FIFA to allow a ‘margin of error’ on the tight offsides that continue to plague the game. Mike Riley, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), wants feedback from the Dutch..." October 25

  • EFL clubs turn down Premier League's £50M rescue package

    The Score "The English Football League (EFL) rejected a £50-million bailout package from the Premier League on Thursday. In a meeting between the organization's 72 clubs, it was decided the Premier League's offer fell "some way short" of what is required to cover the..." October 16

  • Premier League clubs to debate Project Big Picture

    Evening Standard "Premier League clubs will have the chance to debate the details of Project Big Picture for the first time as representatives of the top-tier’s 20 sides gather for a shareholders’ meeting today. The virtual meeting comes against the backdrop of an..." October 14

  • Project Big Picture abandoned after EPL clubs vote down plans

    The Score "Project Big Picture, the controversial proposal that promised to centralize power in the hands of a select few Premier League clubs, was scrapped Wednesday after a meeting between the top division's 20 teams. Manchester United and Liverpool, the two clubs that..." October 14

  • Premier League reports 5 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced five new positive COVID-19 results Monday after 1,128 players and staff were tested between Oct. 5-11. "Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days," per the league's official..." October 13

  • Southampton complete Ibrahima Diallo transfer

    St. Mary's Musings "Fresh off Southampton’s controlled 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, the club announced the signing of Ibrahima Diallo. The central midfielder has joined Saints on a four-year contract and the transfer fee is reported to be worth around..." October 04

  • Premier League referees told to be more lenient with handball calls

    The Guardian "Premier League referees are to take a lenient approach to applying the new handball law after an outcry from across the game. This season there have been five penalties awarded for handball in three matchdays, compared with 19 across the whole of the last top-flight season. The..." September 30

  • Premier League reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League's latest round of COVID-19 testing produced 10 new positive results, the league announced Monday. The new cases were discovered after 1,595 players and club staff members were tested for COVID-19 between Sept. 21-27. " September 29

  • Premier League reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

    The Score "The Premier League announced Monday that its latest round of COVID-19 testing has yielded four positive results. Overall, 2,131 players and club staff were tested from Sept. 7-13. The infected quartet will self-isolate for 10 days. " September 15

  • 7 Premier League newcomers you should be most excited about

    The Score "The forecasts for a significantly calmer summer transfer window were overblown, as plenty of expensive and exciting players are set to take the Premier League by storm. Chelsea have spent around £200 million and their offseason splurge might not be over. There have..." September 10

  • Premier League clubs return 3 positive coronavirus tests

    Sky Sports "The Premier League has announced it has received three positive tests in its first round of testing ahead of the new season. "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 31 August and Sunday 6 September, 1,605 players and Club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of..." September 08

  • Five-subs rule again voted down by Premier League clubs

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League subs rule confirmed: Premier League clubs have again voted against use five substitutes per team, per game, for the 2020-21 season. The decision to return to three substitutes was made last month, but the clubs were reportedly reconsidering that position last..." September 03

  • Celtic reportedly wanted Southampton star in 2015, now they can get him – TBR View

    The Boot Room "Rewind five years, Ronny Deila was preparing to secure Celtic’s fifth consecutive Scottish Premiership title in the summer before the 2015-16 season and wanted Wesley Hoedt. Now, they can get him, if they want him. At just 20 years of age, Dutch defender Hoedt had earned rave..." August 20

  • Report: Southampton open Weston McKennie talks; could pay £20m

    The Boot Room "Southampton have entered into talks regarding a potential £20 million move for Weston McKennie, but Sky Sports has noted a possible issue for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. The Saints are seemingly looking to bolster their midfield ranks this summer. Pierre-Emile..." August 18

  • Spurs want to follow up Hojbjerg deal with five more signings

    Football 365 "Spurs are preparing to follow up the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on Tuesday with five more deals this summer, according to a report. The long chase for Hojberg was sealed last night when the combative midfielder arrived from Southampton for a fee of £15m..." August 12

  • Southampton sign Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid for £10.9m

    Express And Star "Southampton have completed the £10.9million signing of Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid. The Ghanaian centre-back has agreed a four-year deal at St Mary’s, becoming the club’s second summer arrival after Kyle Walker-Peters made the permanent switch from..." August 12

  • Tottenham confirm Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg transfer as Mourinho swoops for Southampton ace

    The Sun "TOTTENHAM have confirmed the signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton. Spurs have been chasing the Danish midfielder, 25, for months and saw a £20million bid - plus add-ons - accepted last week. And Hojbjerg is now officially a Spurs player..." August 11

  • OFFICIAL: Kyle Walker-Peters completes transfer to Southampton

    Cartilage Free Captain "Fresh on the heels of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur from Southampton, we have the expected player heading the other way. Spurs’ Kyle Walker-Peters is now confirmed as a Southampton player. The sale was announced by both Tottenham and..." August 11

  • Liverpool want £20m for Harry Wilson amid transfer interest from Premier League quartet

    Mirror "Liverpool have put a £20 million price tag on Harry Wilson amid interest from Leeds, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Southampton.  Wilson, 23, wants regular top-flight football next season after scoring seven Premier League goals on loan..." August 11

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho identifies second signing after Hojbjerg transfer agreed

    Express "Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will turn his attention to signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson after landing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Spurs' transfer kitty was boosted after Mourinho's men secured a top six finish - and Europa League football for next season. Mourinho..." August 07

  • Tottenham to complete Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signing this weekend as Kyle Walker-Peters heads to Southampton

    Evening Standard "Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will complete his move to Tottenham this weekend, with Kyle Walker-Petersheading the other way. Both deals have been kept separate but fees of £15million for the Dane and £12m for the English..." August 06

  • Report: Sky Sports say Southampton have signed Mohammed Salisu

    St. Mary's Musings "According to Sky Sports, Southampton have completed a deal worth £10.9m to sign Mohammed Salisu from La Liga side Real Valladolid. It’s thought that the fee met Salisu’s minimum release clause at the club owned by living Brazilian football legend..." August 05

  • Fulham rival Southampton for Kyle Walker-Peters as Tottenham weigh up Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke interest

    Evening Standard "Fulham are poised to rival Southampton for the signature of Tottenham's Kyle Walker-Peters after sealing an immediate return to the Premier League on Tuesday. Saints and Spurs are close to agreeing a £12million fee for the defender , with..." August 05

  • Reports: Southampton eye Schalke’s Weston McKennie as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg replacement

    St. Mary's Musings "It’s looking increasingly likely that Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be leaving St Mary’s for either Tottenham or Everton. According to German outlet Kicker, Saints are eyeing up Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie as a replacement for..." July 28

  • Reports: Tottenham reportedly set to pip Everton to transfer of Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    St. Mary's Musings "Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly getting closer to signing Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. According to Sky Sports, Spurs have offered £15m for the 24-year-old Denmark international in negotiations so far. Saints are thought to value Hojbjerg..." July 28

  • Ralph Hasenhuttl: I don't know what our limits are

    Daily Echo "RALPH Hasenhuttl admits he isn’t sure what his side’s limits are. The St Mary’s side go into Sunday’s final game of the season on the back of a brilliant Project Restart. They’ve picked up wins against Norwich, Watford, Manchester City and..." July 24

  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg agrees personal terms with Everton after Saints accept £25m offer

    Daily Echo "PIERRE-EMILE Hojbjerg has visited Everton’s training ground and agreed to personal terms after Saints accepted their £25million offer. The Goodison Park side last night tabled a £20m offer but had it turned down by Saints. Their first offer was..." July 22

  • Tottenham confident of signing Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from Southampton

    The Guardian "Tottenham are confident that they will close a deal for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, even though Everton have had a bid of £25m accepted for the midfielder. Højbjerg, who has one year to run on his Southampton contract, is determined to move to Spurs,..." July 22

  • Everton bid £18m for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    Royal Blue Mersey "Everton have reportedly made an offer of £18 million for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. According to the Telegraph, the Blues have made their first significant move of the summer before the season’s conclusion by bidding for Hojbjerg, who..." July 17

  • Report: Southampton battling Italian giants for £18m attacker after 15-goal season

    HITC Sport "Southampton want to sign Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez after a prolific season in the second tier of Spanish football with Almeria, according to Calciomercato. While Danny Ings has played the best football of his career in 2019/20, Ralph Hasenhuttl will be fully aware that The..." July 15

  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wants to join Tottenham as Jose Mourinho adds new right-back to transfer wishlist

    Evening Standard "Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wants to join Tottenham this summer and Spurs could use Kyle Walker-Petersin a deal for the Dane. Hojbjerg, 24, was stripped of the captaincy at St. Mary's after failing to agree an extension to his..." July 15

  • Mason Greenwood injury: Manchester United striker’s ankle ‘swollen, a bit blown up’ after Oriol Romeu tackle

    The Independent "Mason Greenwood’s availability for Manchester United’s trip to Crystal Palace on Thursday night is in doubt with the teenager suffering from a swollen ankle, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed. The 18-year-old striker was injured by Oriol Romeu’s late..." July 15

  • Southampton ‘closer than ever’ to securing player – €12m deal, four-year, €2m contract planned

    Sport Witness "Real Valladolid centre back Mohammed Salisu is ‘closer than ever’ to securing a move to Southampton this summer. That’s according to AS, who say Salisu chose Southampton over Ligue 1 side Rennes ‘a long time ago’ but had to wait for a work..." July 14

  • West Ham United: Podcast guest declares that the Irons 'would have loved' Danny Ings in their squad this season

    This is Futbol "On a recent edition of the Football Social Daily podcast, Niall McCaughan, Jim Salveson and Alex Boardman discussed the latest issues in the Premier League and at one point during the show, the panel spent some time discussing Southampton forward Danny Ings, declaring that West Ham United..." July 10

  • Southampton: Club interested in Ollie Watkins

    This is Futbol "Premier League side Southampton are reportedly keeping tabs on the development of Brentford striker Ollie Watkins. The Athletic’s David Ornstein recently wrote about Watkins and revealed that the Saints are one of the clubs who have had an eye on the striker’s..." July 06

  • Report: Mohamed Elyounoussi has picked Celtic return over Real Betis

    HITC Sport "According to VG in Norway, Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi is returning to Celtic for another year, picking them over Real Betis. It’s claimed that Elyounoussi spent the weekend deciding between the two clubs, and has made his choice; he will return to Celtic for..." June 30

  • Premier League confirmed and 'leaked' kits for 2020/21 season

    Mirror "  As the current Premier League season inches towards its conclusion, thoughts are already turning towards the 2020/21 campaign.  The summer will, of course, bring the usual transfer business.  And for fans, new players provide the opportunity of..." June 29

  • Arsenal's Hector Bellerin problem might have been eased at Southampton

    Football London "Hector Bellerin’s recovery from injury has been seemingly never-ending. Indeed, the Spaniard has suffered more than his fair share of misfortune in recent times, with the troubles he is only just starting to overcome traceable all the way back to the start of the 2018/19 season. Finally,..." June 26