Newcastle United Were Offered Jack Rodwell Before Sunderland Swooped – Chronicle Live

Rodwell has signed for Sunderland on a five year contract and will pick up wages of around 64,000 per week and a significant signing on fee. But Newcastle , like the Wearsiders , were offered the player by Manchester City earlier this summer and turned down the move. Rodwells wage demands would have made him one of the top earners at United and he was also offered to Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and West Ham who all opted against signing the former Everton man. Rodwell had cost City around 12million from the Toffees two years ago but he made just 16 appearances scoring twice in the Premier League.
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Howard Webb retires as a match referee and becomes technical director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited | Premier League – ITV Sport

“Refereeing has given me so much and I think it’s important that match officials who have had the rewards remain in the game to pass on their knowledge. “I also have much more to learn about the business of refereeing and I believe the best place for me to do that is with PGMOL. It’s an incredibly positive working environment and we all have a common goal of improving refereeing.
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Henri Lansbury set for £3.5m Burnley move after snubbing new Nottingham Forest deal  | Mail Online

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is keen on the midfielder, who has scored 12 goals in 53 starts since moving to the City Ground from Arsenal for 1m in 2012, and would offer regular game time. Off you go: Henri Lansbury has snubbed a new offer from Nottingham Forest and is set to join Burnley Getting ready: Lansbury trains with Forest ahead of the new season It is believed to be another deal that initially progressed without Pearces full knowledge, after the sales of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow, with negotiations advancing between officials from Forest and Burnley until Lansbury told his manager about his desire to go last week. Newcastle United sign Nottingham Forest duo Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow while Lyon’s Clement Grenier remains on radar Pearce has since reluctantly agreed to sanction the move if the right bid is made, rather than have an unhappy player in his squad, and there is still work to be done over a price. Forest are believed to be holding out for a fee nearer 5m.
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