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Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu dies

Former England, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44.

Ehiogu, who was Tottenham's under-23s coach collapsed at the clubs training centre on Thursday (20 April) after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Tottenham announced his death this morning, saying in a statement:

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu.

– Tottenham Hotspurs statement

Ehiogu, who played for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough and was capped by England on four occasions, joined Spurs as a coach in 2014.

Spurs' head of coaching and player development, John McDermott, said:

Words cannot express the sadness that we all feel at the club. Ugo's immense presence will be irreplaceable.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family.

– Tottenham Hotspurs, John McDermott

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West Brom close in on Jake Livermore

West Bromwich Albion are close to securing Hull midfielder Jake Livermore. Credit: PA

West Bromwich Albion are close to securing Hull midfielder Jake Livermore.

The club have reportedly paid around 10million for the 27-year-old, who is close to becoming the Baggies first signing of the transfer window.

The Tigers accepted Albion's second offer, with West Brom boss Tony Pulis looking to boost his squad after missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin, who joined Everton from Manchester United earlier this month.

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