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Man United pull off last minute deal for defender

Man United have signed Bolton youngster Andy Kellett on loan for the remainder of the season in a deal which sees Saidy Janko moving in the opposite direction.

Kellet, 21, has enjoyed a loan spell with Plymouth Argyle this season where he's played 12 matches in League Two.

Crystal Palace complete late deal for winger

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of South Korea winger Lee Chung-Yong from Bolton until June 2018 for an undisclosed fee.


FA Cup teams: Liverpool v Bolton

Heskey training with Championship side Bolton

Former Liverpool and Leicester striker Emile Heskey could be set for a return to English football with Championship side Bolton.

The ex-England international is training with the Lancashire club after leaving Australian outfit Newcastle Jets.

Emile Heskey is trying to earn a deal. Credit: PA

The 36-year-old had recently said he would love a return to first club Leicester, but boss Nigel Pearson dismissed the idea.

Heskey, who scored seven goals for England in 62 caps, could be joined at the Macron Stadium by former Barcelona Eidur Gudjonsen, who is close to agreeing a return to Bolton.


Fabrice Muamba and wife expecting second child

Fabrice Muamba and wife Shauna have revealed they are expecting their second child, less than a year after the former footballer almost died on the pitch.

The couple, who married in October, already have a four-year-old son, Joshua, and are due to become parents again in June.

ShaunaMuamba wrote on Twitter: "Thanks for all the lovely well wishes @fmuambaand I are so happy. We've been so blessed and can't wait to meet our newbaby."

Fabrice Muamba and his wife Shauna are expecting their second child. Credit: Press Association

Muamba, a former England Under-21 international, was playing for Bolton in an FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham in March when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed.

The midfielder's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but because of the prompt treatment he received on the pitch he defied the odds to survive and make an incredible recovery.

Muamba had hoped to resume his football career but was advised against it by doctors and retired from the sport in August.

In October he launched the Hearts & Goals campaign, which is aiming to increase the number of defibrillators available in public places and provide CPR training to try to reduce the 100,000 people who die of sudden cardiac arrest every year in the UK.

Muamba has also published a best-selling autobiography, I'm Still Standing, and is part of ITV's coverage of the African Nations Cup.

Muamba announces retirement from football

Fabrice Muamba has confirmed his retirement from football on Bolton Wanderers' website. He said in a statement:

Since suffering my heart attack and being discharged from hospital, I have remained utterly positive in the belief I could one day resume my playing career and play for Bolton Wanderers once again.

As part of my on-going recovery, last week I travelled to Belgium to seek further medical advice from a leading cardiologist. But the news I received was obviously not what I had hoped it would be and it means I am now announcing my retirement from professional football.

Football has been my life since I was a teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities.

Above all else, I love the game and count myself very lucky to have been able to play at the highest level. While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for.

I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me. I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career, and the Bolton fans who have been incredible.

I am blessed to have the support of my family and friends at this time.

Report: Muamba retires from football

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has retired from football, according to The Sun.

Fabrice Muamba has retired from football, according to The Sun. Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during a FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur last March - his heart stopped for 78 minutes.

A source told the newspaper: "Fabrice is devastated as you can imagine".

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