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RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City line up £60m signing as Frank Lampard holds talks for manager’s job

The Premier League’s runaway leaders, Manchester City, are lining up Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte as their next big-money signing, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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RUMOUR MILL: Man Utd and PSG on high alert after Real Madrid tell Ronaldo he can leave

Manchester United and Paris St Germain are at the front of the queue to sign Cristian Ronaldo after Real Madrid told the Portuguese superstar that he can leave the club this summer.

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PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: United at Burnley, Swans host Liverpool while City look to bounceback

PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: United at Burnley, Swans host Liverpool while City look to bounceback

Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways at home to Newcastle United while Liverpool travel to Swansea.

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Stoke City's Peter Crouch celebrates scoring the only goal against Hull.

RUMOUR MILL: Stoke striker Peter Crouch emerges as shock target for Chelsea

Here are the stories making today’s headlines (Friday 19th January).

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An exclusive collection of 25 horses to have caught the eye this Jumps season and likely to go on to big-race success. (PHOTO BY: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: horses to follow from the Jumps season so far

Inexorably, inevitably, the Cheltenham Festival is swinging into view. The rest of the Jumps season, which now resembles one, long dress-rehearsal, one, long schooling session, has hit the home straight and the winning post of mid-March is on the horizon.

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Will David Nugent be the key to a Rams victory.

PREVIEW: In-form Derby prepare to host Bristol City

Derby County are the form team of the Championship at the moment and face a big game against Bristol City on Friday night.

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Alexis Sanchez

RUMOUR MILL: Sanchez set to sign; Madrid set sights on star front line

Alexis Sanchez looks set to complete his move to Manchester United in the next 24 hours.

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John McDermott, pictured here in the Impact Arena dugout, left Alfreton this week and has been replaced by Chris Moyses

Fresh challenge excites Chris Moyses as he takes Alfreton Town reins

New Alfreton Town manager Chris Moyses is excited by the challenge that awaits him at the Impact Arena.

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RUMOUR MILL: Jose Mourinho to sign new Manchester United contract

RUMOUR MILL: Jose Mourinho to sign new Manchester United contract

Here are the stories making today’s headlines.

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Captain Billy Godleman wants to see Derbyshire's home form improve.

Godleman hoping for big improvement in Derbyshire’s home form

Buoyed by a general upturn in fortunes in 2017, captain Billy Godleman is now targeting a specific improvement in performances at home when Derbyshire’s new season starts.

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Ian Deakin. Photo by Craig Lamont.

Deakin delighted to be part of ‘buzzing’ Ilkeston setup

Ilkeston Town player/assistant manager Ian Deakin says he feels his career has been revitalised from being at the New Manor Ground.

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Manager John McDermott, who has been sacked by Alfreton Town. (PHOTO BY: Eric Gregory)

Struggling Alfreton Town sack manager McDermott

Relegation-threatened Alfreton Town have parted company with manager John McDermott in a bid to save their season.

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Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who is keen on a return to Manchester United, according to today's football rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Ronaldo wants to return to Man Utd as Arsenal enter talks with Aubameyang

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is keen on a return to Manchester United as Real Madrid continue their decline, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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Derby County vs Nottingham Forest - Derby County manager Gary Rowett - Pic By James Williamson

OPINION: Most fans trust Gary Rowett so much he could sign the Chuckle Brothers in January transfer window

A very good 3-0 at Birmingham last Saturday has Derby County two points clear of Cardiff and five points clear of Friday nights visitors to Pride Park, Bristol City.

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Sam Vickers

Lions impress in first win for new manager

A first-half strike from Jamie Sleigh earned three points for manager Paul Postlethwaite in his first game in charge of Heanor Town.

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Personal bests a feature of open meet

A total of 322 swimmers from 23 clubs competed in the Ripley Amateur Swimming Club and Life-Savers (RASCALS) 45th anniversary open meet at The Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock.

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Chesterfield CC 1st XI v Cutthorpe CC 1st XI in the Derbyshire County Cricket League ECB Premier Division. Cutthorpe bowler Muhammad Attari in action.

How have the Laws of Cricket changed with the new 2017 code?

Recreational cricketers will see a new set of laws in place when they start the 2018 season.

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New Heanor Town boss Paul Postlethwaite

New Heanor Town boss targets strong second half to the season

Heanor Town boss Paul Postlethwaite believes only “minor tweaks” are needed following on from the work done by Glen Clarence and Steve Hamilton.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who could be part of a deal that takes Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Mkhitarayan could be part of deal as Man Utd take over from Man City in bid for Sanchez

Arsenal want out-of-favour midfielder Henrikh Mkhitarayan to be part of the transfer deal if they sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to today’s football rumour mill.

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Two off as Reds end home run

Two off as Reds end home run

Alfreton Town manager John McDermott was happy as the Reds gained their first point at home since mid-September and ended a run of six defeats at the Impact Arena.

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