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Coleman to miss tour

Everton defender Seamus Coleman will miss their pre-season friendly in Thailand to ensure he does not aggravate a hamstring problem.

The Republic of Ireland international came on at half-time in Tuesday's friendly at Tranmere but was withdrawn in the second half.

He will stay behind at the club's Finch Farm training ground with striker Arouna Kone and defender Bryan Oviedo, who are still making their way back from knee surgery and a broken leg respectively.

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Everton close on teenager

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed a deal is close for Anderlecht teenager David Henen as the Spaniard looks to bolster the club's youth ranks.

The 18-year-old Belgian will go into the under-21 squad once his reported £1.5million move has been done.

It is in the process of being completed.

He's a young, talented footballer who represents Belgium in the lower teams, in the under-18s and has had good experience in going to France.

He is a bright boy and we feel he is something different that we haven't got in the under-21s so we are hoping he is going to be giving us something different in that group.

We want a strong group. We have already got talented and very interesting footballers and I think David can fit in really well in that environment.

– Roberto Martinez speaking to the Liverpool Echo

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Shakhtar Donetsk to play in Lviv

Shakhtar Donetsk will base themselves in Kiev and play their home games in the western city of Lviv this coming season due to the ongoing troubles in eastern Ukraine.

Shakhtar beat Dynamo Kiev 2-0 in Lviv in the Ukrainian Supercup on Tuesday night, and coach Mircea Lucescu revealed after the match that the Arena Lviv - some 600 miles from Donetsk - would become a temporary home for the club until the situation in eastern Ukraine stabilised.

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