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Norwich City manager Neil admits interest in former Blackburn goalkeeper Kean

Jake Kean. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has confirmed that the club are interested in signing former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean.

The 24-year-old left The Championship side by mutual consent earlier today and is now a free agent.

Speaking at a press conference at Norwich's Colney training base this afternoon, Neil admitted that he would like to bring in the stopper to add competition for places in the goalkeeping department.

If Kean makes the move to Carrow Road, he would provide competition for John Ruddy and Declan Rudd.

MK Dons swoop for Real Madrid youngster Aguza

Karl Robinson is pleased to have signed Aguza. Credit: PA

MK Dons have signed Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Aguza on a free transfer - subject to international clearance.

The 22-year-old captained the Spanish giant's Castilla team, and featured twice on the bench for the first team last season.

Aguza has agreed a two-year contract and joins Peru midfielder Cristian Benavente in making the move to stadium:mk from Madrid this summer.

“I’ve seen Sergio play a number of times and he’s an exceptionally talented player. He’s very dynamic in his movements and his ball retention as well.

He was captain of Real Madrid Castilla so he’ll bring tremendous strength to us. He’s someone who will really add to the group and he might be able to give us something we’ve never had before.”

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager


Ipswich Town close in on Danish left-back Knudsen

Jonas Knudsen looks destined for Portman Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town are close to signing Danish international left-back Jonas Knudsen.

The 22-year-old's club Esbjerg have confirmed that the player has been sold to a "foreign club", with Portman Road thought to be the destination.

Tyrone Mings joined Bournemouth earlier this summer. Credit: PA

It's understood that Knudsen will have a medical today before finalising his move to The Championship club.

If Knudsen does sign, he would replace Tyrone Mings who left Town to join Premier League newboys AFC Bournemouth in an £8 million deal earlier this summer.

MK Dons bring in former England defender Upson

Matthew Upson has signed for MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have signed former England international Matthew Upson on a one-year deal.

The centre back was released by Premier League club Leicester City at the end of last season.

36-year-old Upson also played for Arsenal, Birmingham City, West Ham United and Stoke City in England's top flight.

Matthew Upson is happy to be at MK Dons. Credit: PA

“I’m very pleased to be here and I’m excited about the new challenge. This is a club that has grown in stature and I see it as an exciting place to be.

Me and the gaffer have been chatting a lot about the style of football the team play and it’s something I feel I’ll fit into well. The experience I bring with me is something I’d like to think can help too.”

– Matthew Upson, MK Dons


Reports: Northampton Town striker Toney undergoes medical at Newcastle United

Ivan Toney looks set to join Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney is reportedly undergoing a medical at Premier League side Newcastle United.

19-year-old Toney has attracted interest from the Magpies throughout the summer, and was left out of Northampton's recent friendly against Brackley Town due to speculation linking him with several clubs.

However, Newcastle appear to have now won the race for his signature.

Steve McClaren is expected to loan Toney out to another club next season in order to further his development.

Southend United skipper White agrees new deal

John White (centre) lifts the League Two play-off trophy. Credit: PA

Southend United captain John White has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The 29-year-old has been a mainstay of the Shrimpers defence since moving from Essex rivals Colchester United two years ago.

White's new deal means he'll stay at Roots Hall until the summer of 2017.

“I’m really pleased to have agreed a new deal with the club.

It’s been great here since I came and the last two years have been successful with the play-off finish and then promotion at Wembley last season.

The fans have always been good to me, my family and I are settled in the area and I love playing and captaining the club.

Hopefully there can be more success over the next couple of years too!”

– John White, Southend United
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