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Northampton Town swoop for former Southampton man Hoskins

Sam Hoskins has joined Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Southampton striker Sam Hoskins on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old has agreed a one-year contract after impressing while on trial.

He was released by Yeovil Town at the end of last season.

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

Hoskins could replace Cobblers forward Ivan Toney who's believed to be training with Premier League side Newcastle United today with a view to joining them on a permanent deal.

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Southend United agree deal to sign striker Hunt

Noel Hunt celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town against Charlton Athletic last season. Credit: PA

Southend United have signed former Ipswich Town striker Noel Hunt on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old was allowed to leave Portman Road at the end of last season after he wasn't offered a new deal.

Now, the Irishman has agreed a one-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at the League One side.

"He's an ambitious lad and is a feisty character. Hopefully he'll bring all that to the party and I'm really looking forward to working with him and the rest of the team.

It's a massive coup and probably my biggest signing since I've been here. It's a sign of the backing from the owner once again that we've managed to get him in.”

– Phil Brown, Southend United manager

Ipswich Town confirm Knudsen signing

Jonas Knudson. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Esbjerg left-back Jonas Knudsen.

The 22-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at Portman Road, with the option of a further 12 months, and moves for an undisclosed fee.

Knudsen has two senior caps for Denmark.

He will wear the number three shirt which was vacated by Tyrone Mings who moved to AFC Bournemouth earlier this summer.

Former Norwich City manager Adams returns to Carrow Road

Neil Adams is back at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have confirmed that former manager Neil Adams has returned to the club.

Adams resigned in January with the Canaries stuttering in The Championship, and was replaced by Hamilton Academical boss Alex Neil.

After a break away from football, Neil is now back at Carrow Road and will oversee the development of Norwich players who move on loan to other clubs.

"We are delighted to welcome Neil back to Colney as we said we would when his time as our manager came to an end in January.

Neil has always been a fantastic servant to this Football Club and his knowledge of players, his coaching experience and his understanding of the modern loan market will all be a huge asset in this newly-created role.

This will help the club to ensure our players receive maximum benefit from their time spent on loan and provide best-in-class monitoring of their progress while playing with other clubs.

In addition, the loan market is an increasingly significant element of financial activity for top clubs and Neil will be responsible for helping us to maximise our efficiency in this area of our strategy.”

– David McNally, Norwich City Chief Executive

Adams says that he is glad to be back and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

Adams says that he's looking forward to getting started. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“I’m really pleased to be back at the club.

It's a key new role and I’m looking forward to getting started straight away.”

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Loans Manager

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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.

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