Video: Digne silences Goodison Park as pinpoint assist helps Buendia to put Aston Villa ahead at Everton

When a player leaves for another club, their return often has that extra bit of spice, particularly if the move has only just taken place.

Lucas Digne left Everton for Aston Villa earlier in January, and his first start under Steven Gerrard came at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

Predictably, the home fans, who had cheered their most creative player’s name when he wore the royal blue shirt, booed him whenever he received the ball for Villa.

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For the most part of the first half, the Frenchman had been marked out of the game, and aside from a couple of cross field balls, he’d not been able to do anything of note.

Not until the final minute of the half when the visitors were handed a corner.

Disgraced Arsenal Fan TV star’s veiled threat to fan channel as he attempts pathetic apology

The rise of Z-list ‘celebrities’ has much to do with the popularity of so-called football ‘fan channels’ on YouTube, a space where Arsenal Fan TV, also known as AFTV, were one of the first.

Run by Robbie Lyle, until the last 12 months or so the popularity of the channel continued to rise.

That was until an ill-intentioned comment from one of the channel’s contributors, known as Claude, saw him sacked and the channel receive significant backlash over it.

Things had then gone quiet and any controversy didn’t linger. Until recently.

That’s when it was revealed that another channel contributor, Liam Goodenough, known as Mr. DT, had seen his 12 month sentence for stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend increased to three years.

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Newcastle United transfer target drops clear hint over his future

Newcastle United look to have been dealt a blow to their hopes of sealing the transfer of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

The Brazilian defender has shone in La Liga and has been strongly linked with a potential move to the Premier League this January.

Other English clubs have been linked with Carlos in recent times, but Newcastle looked the favourites to get a deal done this winter, until the player himself came out to distance himself from all the recent transfer gossip involving him.

Speaking during Spain’s popular Ultima Hora show: “I have a lot of time left here (in Seville).”

This also seemed to later be confirmed by Sevilla’s assistant manager Pablo Sanz as he suggested a move would be on hold until at least the summer.

West Ham United prepared to offer Serie A flop £6m-per year salary

West Ham United would like to sign two South American attackers.

That’s according to a recent report from Tuttomercato Web, who claims the Hammers have their sights set on Blackburn Rovers’ Ben Brereton Diaz and Inter Milan wide-man Alexis Sanchez.

Diaz, 22, is making quite a name for himself in the Championship.

Having featured in 26 Championship matches, so far this season, Diaz has already reached double figures (20) and looks set to rival Ivan Toney and Glenn Murray’s 30-goal-campaign record.

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Leeds United rival Arsenal for transfer of 21-year-old sensation

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Nottingham Forest right-back Djed Spence this January after his impressive form in the FA Cup.

Spence has a price tag of around £10million after his remarkable rise in recent times, which includes his heroic and tireless display to knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup third round recently.

The Gunners themselves are also taking a look at Spence as a potential transfer target, though the 21-year-old is also on Leeds’ agenda, according to Sky Sports.

It looks unlikely that Spence will be on the move this month, but it seems increasingly clear that a big move isn’t too far away for him after his remarkable rise in the Championship.

Djed Spence is wanted by Arsenal and Leeds United

Leeds United attacker tells Marcelo Bielsa he wants to join Barcelona

Leeds United could be set to lose attacker Rodrigo, who has reportedly informed his manager that he would like to return to Spain and play for Barcelona.

That’s according to a recent report from outlet El Nacional, who claims Barcelona manager Xavi has requested the La Liga giants sign the Leeds United forward.

Rodrigo, 30, joined the Whites 18-months ago following a £27m move from Valencia.

However, despite arriving in England’s top-flight expected to become one of the Premier League’s most effective strikers, the 30-year-old’s time at Elland Road has so far failed to live up to expectations.

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Newcastle to offer Serie A star injured since September bumper salary uplift to join Howe revolution

There’s no time to waste in the current transfer window for Newcastle United.

Ahead of a must-win game against Watford on Saturday afternoon, Eddie Howe has still only managed to secure two new signings this month: Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.

That’s unlikely to be anywhere close to a good enough return in the Magpies attempts to stay up this season.

The North East giants need to improve in all areas, and if Howe and the Newcastle board can get another couple of big names through the door, they’ll stand a much better chance of getting the wins to haul themselves up the table.

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It’s clear that the club are doing all they can to persuade players to join the revolution too.

Atalanta’s Robin Gosens has been targeted, despite the fact that he’s been injured since September and, at present, isn’t believed to be … Read the rest

Newcastle United one of three Premier League sides chasing £15m rated Ligue 1 winner

Despite already signing right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid and striker Chris Wood from Burnley, Newcastle United look set to continue their spending spree.

That’s according to a recent report from the Daily Mail, who claim the Magpies are one of three Premier League sides interested in Montpellier winger Stephy Mavididi.

Mavididi, 23, is a former Arsenal youth player, who has also enjoyed spells with Charlton and Juventus before eventually joining Montpellier in 2020 in a deal worth nearly £6m.

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#FSGOut trends as furious Liverpool fans vent at owners over Mohamed Salah contract saga

Many Liverpool fans are absolutely fuming at the club’s owners amid ongoing doubts over Mohamed Salah’s future at Anfield.

The Egypt international is without a doubt the Reds’ best and most important player, and has already cemented himself legendary status since joining the club in 2017.

Salah’s sensational performances have played a key role in Liverpool’s recent success in the Champions League and the Premier League, and one imagines any top club in the world would love to have him.

As things stand, Salah’s contract will expire at the end of next season, and there’s been little progress made on tying the 29-year-old down to a new deal.

Liverpool fans are furious at the club’s handling of Mohamed Salah’s contract

Newcastle rival Manchester United for transfer of Bundesliga star

Newcastle United are reportedly the latest club to show a strong interest in a potential transfer deal for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara.

The Mali international has been strongly linked as a top target for Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick in recent times, which isn’t too surprising due to his connections with the club.

Still, it now looks like Newcastle are joining the race for Haidara’s signature this January as the Magpies’ new owners continue to see the club linked with some big names.

Kieran Trippier has already joined from Atletico Madrid, and a midfielder could be next following recent transfer rumours linking NUFC with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Donny van de Beek and Georginio Wijnaldum.

See below, however, as Haidara now seems to be their main focus…

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