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RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United and Chelsea battle for Lukaku | Bellerin has held talks with Barcelona | Bournemouth want Defoe back in the summer | Ozil refuses to rule out return to Bundesliga | Ranieri says Leicester City sacking came as a complete surprise

The race is on to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, while Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin has held talks with Spanish giants Barcelona.

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Brighton boss Chris Hughton. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Hughton says Albion missed an opportunity with Leeds United defeat

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton admitted his side missed an opportunity with their 2-0 defeat at Leeds United on Saturday.

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Former England international Rodney Marsh (centre), Picture by Derek Martin DM1481254

Former England international offers Ferring advice

Former England international Rodney Marsh has offered Southern Combination League Division 2 strugglers Ferring Football Club some advice for next season.

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Mesuz Ozil.

RUMOUR MILL: Ozil could remain at Arsenal even if Wenger quits this summer | Bayern set sights on Xhaka | Conte hints Terry may have played last game for Chelsea

Ozil set to stay at Arsenal? Alderweireld close to signing new deal at Spurs?

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Sergio Aguero

RUMOUR MILL: Aguero to Real Madrid

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has declared his interest in joining Real Madrid, but the 28-year-old would cost the Spanish giants more than £60million. (The Sun)

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Ian Chapman

Ian Chapman on Paul McCarthy: "He was a lovely man, a real good friend"

Burgess Hill Town boss Ian Chapman has said ‘it’s a tragic, tragic time’ after the news former Brighton team mate and close friend Paul McCarthy died on Sunday.

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Manchester United are keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester United revive interest in Kroos | Lincoln City heroes receive £5k bonus each | Newcastle United ‘too honest’

Real Madrid are believed to be the latest club interested in luring striker Moussa Dembele away from Celtic Park (The Mirror).

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

RUMOUR MILL: | Real Madrid want Courtois or De Gea | Arsenal and Chelsea to battle for Carrasco | Lallana set to pen new deal | Van Dijk to snub Citizens

Thibaut Courtois’ agent is continually attempting to convince Real Madrid to make a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. Real are also eyeing Manchester United ‘keeper David De Gea. (Various)

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Antonio Candreva.

RUMOUR MILL: Celtic deny huge Chelsea bid for Dembele as Blues miss out on Candreva | Mourinho hopes Rooney stays put | Arsenal planning summer swoop for Reus

Despite reports to the contrary, Celtic sources have denied there was a £40million bid from Chelsea for Moussa Dembele. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte also insisted no offer was made for the striker, calling the story “pure speculation”. (Various)

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Rohan Ince in action for Brighton. Picture: Angela Brinkhurst

Ince leaves Albion on loan

Brighton midfielder Rohan Ince has joined League 1 outfit Swindon Town on loan until the end so the season.

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Big shae up for Non League football

Non League football shake-up: New divisions for steps 3 and 4 - and East and West divisions for Sussex

Two new divisions will be introduced at Step 3 and 4 as Non League football faces a shake-up - with two Step 7 leagues being planned for Sussex.
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Changes in the Non League structure

Non League football set for a shake-up?

A proposed restructure of the Non League pyramid could in place for the 2018/19 season.
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Football fixtures hit by the frost

Football fixtures have been hit by the frost from League Town down to the Southern Combination Football League today.
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Yasin Ben El-Mhanni in action for Lewes against Hampton and Richmond last year. Picture by James Boyes

Former Lewes winger, who has body doubled for Neymar and Ronaldo, makes Newcastle debut

A former Lewes winger said it was an 'unbelievable experience' as he made his bow for Newcastle United on Tuesday night in the FA Cup.
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An aerial view of the new LED floodlights installed at Culver Road.

Sussex County FA leading the way as new LED floodlights are installed

The Sussex County Football Association are leading the way after having new LED Floodlights installed at their Culver Road home.

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Bobson Bawling scored twice for Crawley Town. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Crawley Town 3, Whitehawk 1: Picture gallery

Crawley Town progressed into the semi-finals of the Sussex Senior Cup with a win over Whitehawk.

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Beram Kayal. Picture: Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Boost for Brighton as Kayal returns for MK Dons visit

Brighton midfielder Beram Kayal will make his return from injury on Saturday.

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Walking football - the beautiful game without the huffing and puffing

“Stop trying to walk the ball into the net!” It’s a complaint that can be heard on the terraces of football grounds everywhere — especially among Arsenal fans. But now, thanks to the exponential growth of walking football in the UK, there’s a whole new meaning to the phrase.

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Brighton boss Chris Hughton. Picture: Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Similar pattern needed to go up – Hughton

Brighton boss Chris Hughton assessed Albion’s second place in the Championship at Christmas and said: “We’ll need a similar second half of the season to get where we want to be.”

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Glenn Murray struck his 14th goal of the season at Birmingham City on Saturday. Picture: Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Murray salutes crucial three points at Blues

Albion striker Glenn Murray believes Saturday’s late 2-1 win at Birmingham City will turn out to be a crucial three points.

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