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West Ham confirm move for Arsenal defender

Carl Jenkinson could head back to West Ham. Credit: PA

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has confirmed the clubs are trying to bring defender Carl Jenkinson back to the club.

The England Under-21 right-back spent last season on loan at Upton Park, with Gold hoping he can agree a deal with Arsenal for his services.

Gold told talkSPORT: "We are very working hard to try and get Carl back here."

Dutch head coach turned down Man United offer

New Netherlands head coach Danny Blind has admitted he rejected the chance to join Louis van Gaal's coaching staff in order to take on his new role with the national team.

Blind previously worked under Van Gaal as his assistant up until the end of the World Cup, but has decided to go out on his own with the national team.

Danny Blind has a new job. Credit: PA

“I had a fantastic offer from Manchester United,” he told Algemeen Dagblad.

“There were talks about United and Van Gaal a couple of times last year. But I rejected that. If you have ambition, what is more beautiful than becoming manager of your country?”


Southampton open talks with Atletico over loanee

Toby Alderweireld has a few suitors. Credit: PA

Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over the permanent signing of defender Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgian spent last season on loan at St Mary's and the Saints are hoping to tie him down for the long term.

Spurs are also keen on acquiring his services, but Ronald Koeman recently said he was hopeful Alderweireld would stay.

Liverpool miss out on Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca

Liverpool look set to lose out on the signing of Carlos Bacca with the Sevilla forward set to undergo a medical in the next few days to complete his transfer to AC Milan.

Bacca is on his way to AC Milan. Credit: PA

According to Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan representatives have travelled to Barranquilla, Colombia, where Bacca is currently on holiday, to oversee a medical.

Sevilla confirmed on Wednesday that AC Milan were prepared to pay Bacca's £21million buy-out clause to acquire the South American this summer.

Sevilla sporting director Monchi expects Bacca's future to be decided by the end of this week.

Monchi said on Sevilla's official website: "Carlos Bacca's future will be resolved in the next few days."

Brentford sign Danish international defender

Andreas Bjelland has joined from FC Twente. Credit: PA

Brentford have continued their summer recruitment drive by signing Denmark international Andreas Bjelland from FC Twente.

The 26-year-old, who has amassed 21 caps for Denmark since making his international debut in 2010, has signed a three-year deal.

Bjelland becomes the Championship club's fifth acquisition of the summer following Konstantin Kerschbaumer, Akaki Gogia, Ryan Williams and Yoann Barbet through the Griffin Park entrance.

I am very happy that we have brought Andreas to Brentford.

He brings a lot of experience to the squad and that is good for us as we have a lot of young players.

He is good defender but also likes to play football from the back.

Andreas is also a Danish international and it is good for the image of Brentford FC that we can attract such players.

– Brentford head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen


Man United breaks collarbone on international duty

Javier Hernandez looks set to leave Manchester United this summer. Credit: Reuters

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was taken to hospital after suffering an injury while playing for Mexico against Honduras in a Gold Cup warm-up match on Wednesday night.

According to reports, the 27-year-old has suffered a broken collarbone, although the Mexican Football Federation has yet to confirm the nature of the injury.

Sister of England footballer 'couldn't be prouder'

The sister of England footballer Jill Scott has said she "couldn't be prouder" of what the team has achieved during the Women's World Cup.

Amanda Wilson told Good Morning Britain she was yet to speak to Jill after last night's defeat but said the team had been "brilliant to watch" during the tournament.

England lost 2-1 to Japan after an own goal in the semi-final in Canada last night.

Ms Wilson told GMB: "I always remember Jill kicking a football. Probably around 7 she played on the boy's team up to about 11. All the boys absolutely loved her and they all wanted Jill on their team - she used to run rings around them."

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