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Manchester City youngster John Guidetti has confirmed he will continue his loan spell at Feyenoord until the end of the season.

John Guidetti: Will stay at Feyenoord

The Swedish striker has been in Rotterdam since August, scoring 11 goals in 12 appearances, including a hat-trick to condemn FC Twente to a 3-2 defeat last time out.

His agent said last week the 19-year-old will stay at De Kuip until the summer despite speculation linking him with a loan to an English club.

Guidetti has now confirmed that claim on his Twitter account, saying: “I will stay with the fantastic Feyenoord this season. I hope to see you soon back at De Kuip.”



De Jong reveals Prem dream

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FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong has revealed he would be open to making a move to the Premier League at some point in the future.

The young frontman has established himself as a key performer at Twente this season, scoring 13 goals for the Eredivisie club.

His performances for the Dutch side are believed to have caught the eye of several Premier League sides, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle thought to the interested.

The 21-year-old, who is contracted in Enschede until 2014, says he would like to play his football in England one day.

“First I want to emphasise that I’m happy at Twente,” De Jong told Fifa’s official website.

“But every footballer has dreams, me included. One is to play in a major international competition and the Premier League would also be a great challenge.

“You do not know what will happen.”

Meanwhile, the striker is excited by the potential return of Steve McClaren following the sacking of coach Co Adriaanse on Tuesday.

McClaren, who won the Eredivisie title with Twente in 2010, has been heavily linked with a second stint at the club but nothing has been confirmed.

De Jong, who made his debut under the former England boss, added: “I played less, but that was because I had just arrived from De Graafschap.

“I developed under him and I also made my first-team debut.”


McDermott admits he’s losing the Battle

Reading manager Brian McDermott has admitted that he is losing his fight to keep winger Jimmy Kebe at the Madejski Stadium.

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Kebe refused an offer to become Royals’ highest earner earlier this season while a bid from West Ham United has already been rebuffed.

Big-spending Leicester City have also previously shown an interest in the 27-year-old and McDermott is virtually resigned to losing one of his prized assests.

“We either have to do a contract here, or my gut feeling, is that if a contract is not signed at Reading, then something will happen somewhere else,” he told the Reading Post.

“There will be interest from other parties, I know that.

“We’ve had interest and we’ve had a bid. We turned it down, but that’s all I will say.”


West Brom defender set for talks over fresh contract

Image text here understands that West Bromwich Albion are set to hold talks with England Under-21 star Craig Dawson over a new contract.

The 21-year-old defender signed for the Baggies in August 2010, but he stayed with Rochdale for the whole of the season before linking up with West Brom last year.

He has progressed well since arriving at the Hawthorns and is now pushing for a regular first-team place.

A host of Championship clubs have been looking to try and take him on loan this season, but Roy Hodgson has rebuffed every approach as he sees the centre-half as part of his immediate plans.

Dawson has also been called into the England Under-21 squad and been particularly impressive for Stuart Pearce’s Young Lions with four goals in six appearances.

Now West Brom are looking to tie him down to a new long-term contract and talks are believed to have begun.


Daly plays down English link

Tangerines skipper laughs off transfer rumours

The in-form United striker, who took his goal-tally for the season to 14 in Monday’s last-gasp defeat to Aberdeen, has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League duo West Brom and Wigan.

But the 28-year-old Dubliner told the Daily Record: “You just laugh it off, don’t you? It’s obviously all speculation.

“I’ve been in the game long enough to know there’s always stuff like this, just rumours. But it’s always nice to be linked with clubs like that. You must be doing something right.


“The boys had a bit of banter about it. Willo Flood gives me a bit – but I give him as much as I get.”

Daly has taken the SPL by storm so far this season and his opener against Aberdeen on New Year’s Day marked his 50th goal for The Tangerines.

He added: “Its a good return for me at United and I’m happy with that. Playing with Johnny Russell, Paul Dixon and Gary Mackay-Steven, I know I’m always going to get chances.

“Luckily enough against Aberdeen I stuck one way. But it obviously didn’t mean anything as we got beat in the end.

“Hopefully it’s the first 50 and I can go and get another. Now we just have to make sure we bounce back against Airdrie in the Scottish Cup.”


Chinese eye Salgado deal

Spaniard could be offered Far East exit

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The former Spanish international is currently out of favour at Ewood Park due a contractual dispute.

The 36-year-old would qualify for a new deal at Blackburn if he played just a few more games this season and that is something Rovers seemingly want to avoid.

Manager Steve Kean stated in December he was free to leave and now Salgado is considering his options.

And China has emerged as a possible destination for the ex-Real Madrid defender, as skysports.comunderstands four clubs are hopeful of landing his signature.

With Nicolas Anelka on his way to the Far East, Salgado is just the latest Premier League played linked with a move to the Chinese Super League.