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MK Dons set to lose free-scoring Afobe as striker closes in on Wolves move

Benik Afobe is heading for Wolves. Credit: PA

MK Dons look set to lose free-scoring loan striker Benik Afobe, with the Arsenal man likely to complete a permanent move to Championship side Wolves.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed that they have agreed a fee with Arsenal, thought to be in the region of £2million, and that the forward has undergone a medical.

Afobe scored a brace in the 4-0 win over Manchester United. Credit: PA

Afobe has hit 19 goals for the Dons this season, including a brace in the historic 4-0 win over Manchester United in August's League Cup tie.

Norwich City confirm Alex Neil as new manager

Norwich City have confirmed Alex Neil as their new manager.

Alex Neil Credit: PA Wire

He joins from Hamilton Academical where he has been player-manager since April 2013.

The 33-year-old is the Canaries’ 39th different permanent manager, and the tenth Scotsman to take the reins at Carrow Road.

I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich – it’s an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I’m looking forward to. I’ve watched a lot of Premier League and Championship football over the years and I’ve always been really impressed with Carrow Road and the Norwich fans and the way they get the place going when they get behind the team. It’s a forward-thinking club with a fantastic infrastructure and big ambition, which matches my own ambitions."

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

“It was important for us to have somebody who had the drive, ambition and commitment to work as hard as it takes to take the Club forward. Lots of names were under consideration, but for us, as the Board of Norwich City Football Club, he was the unanimous choice and the first choice.”

– David McNally, Chief Executive

Alex Neil will take charge for tomorrow's game against Bournemouth


Does fresh statement on prospective Norwich boss mean deal is done?

Alex Neil Credit: PA Images

Hamilton Academicals have just released a statement on their website confirming that agreement has been reached with Norwich City in connection with compensation for their Player / Manager Alex Neil.

The Scottish club say it'snow a matter for Alex himself to confirm and agree with the Norfolk club.

They say if he does go, he departs with the very best wishes of everyone there, on and off the field, for his continued success.

Hamilton Academical confirm Alex Neil is in Norwich for manager talks

Hamilton Academical have confirmed confirm Alex Neil is in Norwich for talks about becoming the club's new manager.

Alex Neil Credit: PA Wire

Here is the statement in full:

Further to an official approach by Norwich City, permission was granted for our Manager Alex Neil to meet the Norwich Board.

Alex travelled to Norwich today to view the stadium and training ground.

Alex will return tomorrow for a meeting with myself after which a further statement will be made.

We are delighted that Alex's achievements have been recognised by this approach and that our policy of progressing players, staff and managers continues.

Ronnie MacDonald Vice Chairman

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