Markus Rosenberg: West Brom cancel contract of Sweden forward








2 February 2014
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West Brom have cancelled forward Markus Rosenberg’s contract by mutual consent and he is free to join a new club.

Rosenberg, 31,

joined the Baggies

in 2012 on a three-year deal after leaving Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

But he failed to score in 33 appearances and featured just four times in the Premier League this term.

“Thanks to all staff and players at West Brom. And also a big thanks to all Baggies supporters,” the Sweden international wrote on

Twitter. 

Rosenberg’s last appearance for West Brom was as a late substitute in their

shock 2-1 win

against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September.







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Fulham winger Alexander Kacaniklic signs one year contract extension








23 January 2014
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Sweden international Alexander Kacaniklic has signed a one-year contract extension with Fulham.

The 22-year-old, who has 16 caps for his country, would have been out of contract in the summer, but will now stay at Craven Cottage until 2015.

Kacaniklic had loan spells at Watford and Burnley last season, after joining the club as part of a deal which took Paul Konchesky to Liverool in 2010.

He has played 38 times for Fulham and scored on five occasions.







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Leighton Baines: Everton contract is priority – Roberto Martinez








19 January 2014
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is keen for England left-back Leighton Baines to quickly sign a new deal.

Baines, 29, is expected to sign a new long-term contract with the Toffees, thought to be worth £75,000 per week.

“Clearly the situation of Leighton Baines is a priority because of the length of his contract,” Martinez said.

“He has got 18 months left on his deal and we need to solve that to make sure one of the biggest icons we have at the club stays here for as long possible.”

Baines joined Everton for £6m in August 2007 and the Goodison Park club’s former manager, David Moyes, twice failed to take the defender to Manchester United last summer.

“The situation is very clear,” Martinez told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek programme.

“Leighton Baines is more than a footballer for us. He is in the best moment of his career and one of the best left-backs in European football.

“He represents more than being a player for Everton, he is an icon for us.

“When you get a player like that you want to keep him at the club and we are going to do everything that we can to try to do that.”







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Jonathan Williams: Crystal Palace midfielder signs new contract








16 January 2014
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Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal with the club.

The Wales international, 20, has made nine league appearances for the Eagles this season – all as a substitute.

“I can still remember the feeling when I got my first [contract] when I was 17 – it’s just a great feeling,”

Williams said. 

“It’s a great honour to play for Palace and now we’re in the Premier League it can’t get much better than that.”

The academy graduate, who first signed for the club aged eight, has made 64 appearances after

making his debut in August 2011.

He made 32 league appearances in Palace’s Championship campaign last season and was a second-half substitute in

their play-off final victory over Watford,

also winning the first of his four international caps in 2013.

“I’m very proud to be playing for Palace and to be signing another contract,” he added.

Palace are currently bottom of the Premier League but only one point from safety.







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Striker Carlton Cole signs new 18-month West Ham contract








15 January 2014
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West Ham striker Carlton Cole has signed a new 18-month contract after

rejoining the club on a short-term deal

in October.

Cole, 30, was

released in May

after struggling for form in his seventh season with the club.

But he

started training with the Hammers again

in September and signed a three-month deal in October.

He has scored four Premier League goals in 11 appearances, with three in his last six matches.


QPR had been interested

in signing the former England international if the Hammers, who have struggled for attacking options because of

Andy Carroll’s injury problems,

could not agree an extension.

Cole, who scored in West Ham’s 2-1

Championship play-off final

win over Blackpool in 2012, is 16th on the club’s list of all-time top-scorers.

He

moved to Upton Park

for an undisclosed fee from Chelsea in 2006.







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Sone Aluko: Hull City forward extends Tigers contract








3 January 2014
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Hull City forward Sone Aluko has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 24-year-old Nigeria international,

who is currently out with an Achilles injury,

has scored nine goals in 31 league appearances since

joining the Tigers from Rangers in July 2012.

The former Aberdeen player’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season.

“I’m happy to be extending my stay here and I was always hopeful it would get sorted,”

he told the club website. 

“I haven’t let the contract talks distract me, my priority is getting out on the pitch.

“I believe that when I come back I’ll hit the ground running and get back on the form I was on before I got injured.

“The lads have done unbelievably while I’ve been watching on so that has softened the blow of not playing.”







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Wales defender Ben Davies extends Swansea contract








24 December 2013
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Wales and Swansea defender Ben Davies has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 20-year-old has now committed himself to the Welsh club until the end of the 2016-17 season.

He established himself in the side last season after fellow Wales left-back

Neil Taylor broke his ankle.

Former Wales winger Leighton James says the deal is deserved: “To have achieved what Ben’s achieved in such a short space of time is phenomenal.”

Davies has played 15 of Swansea City’s 17 Premier League matches this season and has won nine caps for Wales.

James, who played for the Swans the last time they were in the top flight in the early 1980s, says Davies’ success will encourage other youngsters at the club.

“Ben, along with Joe Allen, to have been the major products of the youth system, gives young players hope for the future,” said James.

“A lot of clubs in this modern age dive into the transfer market and don’t produce their own.

“So to see Swansea produce another top-class youngster who’s extended his contract with the club and committed himself is good news.”







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Murphys Sign New Deals at Norwich City

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Luis Suarez: Liverpool open talks over new contract for striker








18 December 2013
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Liverpool have opened talks with Luis Suarez’s agent over a deal that could make the Uruguayan striker the highest-paid player in the club’s history.

Managing director Ian Ayre returned to Merseyside on Tuesday having spent 24 hours in Spain, where he held talks with Suarez’s agent, Pere Guardiola.

Liverpool’s owners have sanctioned the deal but it remains to be seen whether Suarez, 26, is willing to commit beyond 2016, when his current contract ends.

Real Madrid retain an interest in him.

But Reds manager

Brendan Rodgers said

recently: “He is really happy here. He is playing with a smile and enthusiasm. The whole profile of the club fits him perfectly. The supporters idolise him and you can see the connection there.”

It may take a contract offer of close to £200,000 per week, double Suarez’s present deal, to persuade him to sign a new contract. However his relationship with leading figures at Anfield has improved

significantly since he attempted to force a move

to Arsenal in the summer.

The Gunners made

two bids for the Uruguay international,

including a club-record offer of £40m plus £1 in a bid to trigger a release clause in his contract.

Both were rejected, with Rodgers accusing Arsenal of

“playing games”.

Suarez was

considering submitting a formal transfer request

and the possibility of court action if the dispute was not resolved as he believed the second bid triggered a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave the club, whom he

signed for in January 2011

for a fee of £22.7m.

Suarez was initially made to train alone during pre-season, but returned to the first-team fold on

16 August after talks with Rodgers.

He missed the first six games of the season after being given a 10-match ban in April for biting

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic,

but returned against Manchester United on 25 September and has scored 17 goals in 12 games.







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Norwich City: Jonny Howson signs new long-term contract








17 December 2013
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Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract to keep him at Carrow Road until the summer of 2018.

The 25-year-old joined Norwich from Leeds in January 2012 and has made 60 appearances, scoring five goals.

“As soon as I found out there was an offer there I was very interested in getting it signed,” he told the Canaries’ website.

“I’ve really enjoyed the season so far and have had a good run in the side.”

Howson has played in each of Norwich’s Premier league matches this season, and boss Chris Hughton praised him for his development as a player.

“A new contract comes in line with Jonny’s form this season, which has seen him be a mainstay of the team and put in some impressive performances, ” Hughton said.

“In the period of time that Jonny’s been here, there’s been progression in his influence in the team and in the matches.

“We’re delighted to be able to secure his services for the next four-and-a-half years.”







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