Tom Huddlestone excited about new responsibilities at Manchester United

Former Tottenham, Derby and Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone was appointed as a player-coach of Manchester United’s U21s.

Spurs pushing for Udinese talent Udogie

Tottenham are pushing to sign Udinese talent Destiny Udogie.

According to Sky in Italy reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Udinese are hoping for a fee of around £21m and for the left wing-back to stay on loan with them for the season.

Brighton and Manchester City have also been monitoring Udogie.

Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon are expected to be the main left wing-back options for Antonio Conte next season. 

Marc Cucurella

Why did Brighton value Cucurella at £50m?

Sky Sports‘ Elliot Cook analyses how Brighton came to sell Cucurella for over £50m:

“Manchester City’s £30m bid was considered laughable in the corridors of the Amex. There was a sense of disappointment with the way City handled their pursuit of the player.

“Brighton’s argument for placing that price tag on the player is comprised of the following: They sold Ben White to Arsenal for £50m after one season in the Premier League with Brighton. Cucurella is considered to be a better player now and in terms of potential.

“Secondly, Cucurella is only one year into a five-year contract. Brighton signed him from Getafe for a fee in the region of £15m. I’m told Guardiola monitored Cucurella while he was at Getafe and kept an eye on his progress.

“Tony Bloom is a hard negotiator. If Chelsea wanted Cucurella, they had to pay over £50m. Brighton were in a strong position. Chelsea had missed out on some of their defensive targets and Brighton knew they have rich owners.”

Everton forward Dobbin joins Derby on loan

Lewis Dobbin has joined League One side Derby on loan for the 2022/23 season.

The 19-year-old forward joined Everton Academy aged 11 and made his first-team debut in the Blues’ 2-0 win over Norwich City in September 2021.

After signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract in January 2022, Dobbin made a further three senior appearances, having scored six goals and provided two assists in 18 Premier League 2 matches for Everton Under-23s.