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Blackpool striker claims club told him to leave

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Blackpool striker Nile Ranger says he was turned away by the club after return to Bloomfield Road following eight months of absence.

The former Newcastle forward had failed to report for training for eight months, but did arrive on Tuesday, only to be asked to leave by manager Neil McDonald. Ranger wrote on Instagram: "How can I report for training in Blackpool and get told to get in my car and drive back to london by the manager. Shambles. PFA PFA PFA PFA PFA PFA PLEASSEEEEE!!!"


Oldham sign Blackburn legend Dunn on free

David Dunn is set to play in League One. Credit: PA

League One Oldham Athletic have completed the signing of former Blackburn midfielder David Dunn.

Dunn, who has one England cap, was released by Blackburn at the end of last season following two spells with the Ewood Park club.

David is a very experienced player and he will be a great addition to our existing squad.

He has Premier League class and his experience will be vital to the younger players in our dressing room.

This signing will make our midfield one of the strongest in League One so I'm looking forward to working with David.

– Oldham Athletic manager Darren Kelly

Stoke to help Wilkinson recover from head injury

Andy Wilkinson was injured in an FA Cup tie. Credit: PA

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has signed a short-term deal with the club to enable him to recover from a serious head injury.

Wilkinson has not featured for the Potters since sustaining a bang on the head in the FA Cup defeat at Blackburn in February.

A brief club statement read: "Stoke City can confirm that Andy Wilkinson has been given a contract until December 31, 2015 to enable him to regain full fitness with the support of the club's medical staff after sustaining an injury last season."

Besiktas bring in striker Gomez on loan

Mario Gomez has headed to Turkey. Credit: PA

Besiktas have completed the loan signing of striker Mario Gomez from Fiorentina.

The Germany international has scored only seven Serie A goals since joining La Viola in July 2013, a situation exacerbated by two separate injuries that resulted in lengthy spells on the sidelines.

But Super Lig club Besiktas have now paid Fiorentina 3.5 million euros to give the 30-year-old an opportunity to revive his career in Turkey.


Ibrahimovic promises surprise next move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise everyone with his next move when he leaves Paris St Germain.

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, but insists he is "very happy" at PSG.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be going anywhere. Credit: PA

As it stands, however, he will leave next summer as he has just one year left on his contract.

The 33-year-old has spoken of his desire to play in MLS at some stage but where the Sweden international will ply his trade next is a mystery and the player intends on keeping it that way for now.

"Where I go next, it will be a surprise, a very big surprise," the PSG striker said after scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United in Chicago on Thursday.

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