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Star’s Premier League return under threat as final suitors Crystal Palace back out of deal

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Aaron Ramsey could remain in Italy for the remainder of the season after final suitors Crystal Palace reportedly pulled out of the race to sign him.

Ramsey, 31, appeared set for a Premier League return when Juventus boss Max Allegri made the following admission: “Ramsey returned today after his leave to work in England, but he is an outgoing player.” But a transfer to England is now in jeopardy.

The central midfielder immediately became linked with Aston Villa, although they are pursuing other targets.

Patrick Vieira put Crystal Palace in the mix to capture his services when he called Ramsey a ‘terrific player’.

Newcastle, Wolves and Burnley had also been keeping tabs on Ramsey’s situation. But he has left Juventus ‘irritated’ by refusing to join any of those three clubs.

The Eagles were the last team standing. But according to the Daily Mail, a transfer to Selhurst Park is off the table.

Ramsey’s signing is proving difficult to complete, leading Palace to search for alternative players in midfield.

Aaron Ramsey wage causing problems

They are also wary of his huge wage demands – the Wales international currently earns an eye-watering £400,000 per week in Turin.

This is way out of Palace’s budget, and it would take lengthy negotiations to finalise an agreement.

The former Arsenal star is now facing an uncertain future. He is not part of Allegri’s plans, and has also struggled with muscle problems this campaign.

Ramsey’s contract expires next year, but he will likely push for a cut-price sale before then to get his career back on track.


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Vieira provides update on injuries and transfers

Meanwhile, Vieira has been speaking to the media ahead of Palace’s match against Liverpool on Sunday.

When asked for availabilities, the former midfielder said: “We still have James McArthur and James Tomkins who won’t take part tomorrow. Everyone else is good.

“Jordan Ayew took part in some training this morning so he will be available on Sunday.”

When asked if striker Christian Benteke will be staying amid interest from Burnley, Vieira replied: “Yes. He will be at this football club. Christian loves this club and he’s part of what we’re trying to do.”

The manager also gave a transfer update. “We will try to improve the squad and this is a difficult period to find the right players,” he said. “We are working and trying to improve and if we can bring a couple of payers it’ll be good for the squad. If not, we’ll improve players individually to be better collectively.”

Palace drew 1-1 with Brighton in their last outing. Conor Gallagher capped a great team move by finishing past Robert Sanchez in the 69th minute, but the Seagulls got a late equaliser.

On his team’s goal, Vieira added: “They reflect the way we want to play. We know it’s difficult to do it often or for 95 minutes. But at least we have an identity about how we want to play.

“The other side of the game is defending well and we need to improve that to win more games.”

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Quiz: The big Nottingham Forest striker quiz – Score over 80% and you can call yourself a true Reds fan

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Nottingham Forest are preparing for a huge game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday as they look to end their long stay outside the top-flight.

Steve Cooper’s side will be confident of winning the clash, as they have some real talent in the squad. The strikers could be key on the day, with Keinan Davis and Sam Surridge sure to feature and play important roles.

If either does the score the goal that takes Forest to the Premier League they will be remembered forever.

But how much do you know of other Reds strikers, from now and over the years? Check out our quiz and see how you do!

Quiz: The big Nottingham Forest striker quiz – Score over 80% and you can call yourself a true Reds fan



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8 Premier League players who Wigan Athletic should consider loaning in this summer

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Wigan have had an excellent season this year managing to come out as champions in League One and gain promotion back to the Championship. 

There was a race to the top of the table but in the end they were able to beat Rotherham to the title finishing the season two points clear.

Next season the Latics will be looking for some stability in the Championship, which means work in the summer transfer window must start soon as they seek to make some additions to their squad that will strengthen them in the higher league.

Whilst they will want to make some permanent signings, the impact of loan signings too cannot be underestimated and are often a good way for teams to recruit promising young players that can help their efforts.

Here, we take a look at eight Premier League players that Wigan might want to consider loaning for the season.

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