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RUMOUR MILL: Pardew and Mancini among favourites to replace sacked Ranieri | Griezmann “definitely” joining Manchester United |Everton has Rooney bid rejected

Alan Pardew and Robert Mancini leading contenders to replace Claudio Ranieri as champions Leicester City look for a new manager following the popular Italian’s dismissal. (The Sun)

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Jordan Holmes

Young keeper Holmes pelted with bottles and coins at Maidenhead claim Borough

Eastbourne Borough assistant Hugo Langton praised the calm temperament of young Bournemouth loanee keeper Jordan Holmes after a fiery midweek loss at Maidenhead.

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

Hughton impressed with Stam's work at Reading

Albion manager Chris Hughton has praised the job Jaap Stam has done at Reading this season ahead of tomorrow's match.

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Gaetan Bong is again ruled out for Albion this weekend. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Bong still out but Rosenior close to returning

Left-back Gaetan Bong is out of Albion's top-of-the-table Championship clash with Reading on Saturday.

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Eden Hazard

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid in secret talks for Hazard | Rooney’s agent flies to China | Mourinho wants Casemiro reunion | Barcelona make Bellerin top transfer target

Spanish giants Real Madrid are in secret talks with Chelsea over a deal for Belgian star Eden Hazard, according to reports. (Various)

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Albion winger Jamie Murphy in action against Leeds earlier this season. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Albion's match at QPR to be shown on TV

Brighton's match at Queens Park Rangers in April has been brought forward a day to be shown live on Sky Sports.

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Wayne Rooney

RUMOUR MILL: Rooney’s China moves hinges on cup final place | Conte signs Chelsea extension | Koeman to splash cash on Oxlade-Chamberlain |Spurs set to move for Isco

Wayne Rooney's big-money move to China could hinge on whether the Manchester United striker is named in the squad for the EFL Cup final. (Telegraph)

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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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Sam Baldock celebrates a goal this season. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Barnsley 0, Brighton 2: Baldock brace helps Albion reclaim top spot

A second-half Sam Baldock brace sent Brighton & Hove Albion back to the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win at Barnsley this afternoon.

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Brighton boss Chris Hughton.

Hughton thinks Albion are suffering their most testing time of the season

Chris Hughton thinks his Brighton & Hove Albion side are experiencing their most testing time in the Championship so far this season.

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Shane Duffy. Picture by Phil Westlake

Duffy: Albion dressing room is the best I have been involved in

Shane Duffy has hailed the Brighton & Hove Albion dressing room as the best he has ever been involved in.

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Huddersfield have little to fear from Pep Guardiolas men

FA CUP PREVIEW: Terriers have little to fear against City | Lincoln City stand on the brink of history | Oxford eye another North-East scalp

Having disposed of Championship side Brighton in the last round, National League leaders Lincoln City will more than likely have felt a tad disappointed not to have been paired with giants Manchester United or Chelsea, for example. However, a trip to Premier League opposition Burnley will suffice nonetheless.

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Claudio Ranieri

RUMOUR MILL: Ranieri to ring in the changes | Wenger to bow out in summer | Rodriguez in for the long haul

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will make ten changes to his side for the weekend's FA Cup tie at Millwall.(Daily Telegraph)

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

Hughton's not setting a points target

Manager Chris Hughton is not making any predictions about how many points Albion will need to go up.

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Will Albion fans be celebrating at the end of the season? Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Johnny Cantor: The gloves are off in the race for promotion

Well, it seems like the gloves are off in the race for the Premier League, with 42 goals scored in the 11 Championship games on Tuesday night.

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Albion defender Shane Duffy. Picture By Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Duffy: We’re in a strong position so don’t panic

Shane Duffy insists there is no need to panic as Albion remain in a strong position in the race for promotion to the Premier League.

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Wayne Rooney

RUMOUR MILL: Guardiola could swoop for Wilshire | Scholes tips Rooney for Manchester United exit | Napoli keen on Ibrahimovic | Real Madrid eyeing up Otamendi

Paul Scholes thinks Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United due to his lack of playing time. The United captain has not started a Premier League match since December 17. (Sky Sports)

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Diego Costa

RUMOUR MILL: Costa to sign five-year Chelsea deal| Neuer dismisses Man City link| Rose snubs China offer| Griezmann has ‘doubts’ over move to Premiership

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ready to pen a new £57million five-year contract after turning down a big-money move to China. (The Sun)

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Glenn Murray hits a post late on. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

It feels like two points dropped - Hughton

Albion boss Chris Hughton felt tonight's 1-1 draw with Ipswich was two points dropped as his side missed the chance to return to the top of the Championship.

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