Bournemouth have completed the signing of goalkeeper Artur Boruc on a free transfer.The Poland international spent the majority of last season on loan at the Goldsands from Southampton, and played a key role for the Having been released by the Saints, he has now penned a one-year deal with the Premier League new boys, with the option of a further 12 months.Boruc is the firser defeat at home to Norwich City.Moshiri sent a five-word message to Everton supporters after the 2-0 defeat to Norwich City.The Blues slumped to a dismal loss at Goodison Park today as pressure increased on manager Marco Silva.Fans made their feelit signing made by Eddie Howe this exander-Arnold to score more goals.The 20-year-old is a full England international and one of the most talented young footballers in the world.But Carragher wants to see add more to the attacking side of his game.He told Sky Sports: “Yes, he’s a compsummer as the club prepare for their debut season in the top-flight.The 35-year-old, who made 39 appearances for Bournemouth after told the club’s official website: “I didn’t think that (promotion would be possible) when I signed the contract.“But, as soon as I came here, I saw a bunch of lads who were really working hard and they had their minds on football.“They knew what they wanted to achieve and the manager has put in some great work. After a couple of games I realised we could do something and we had the belief to achieve it.“In my life, I’ve never seen a group who have worked so hard and been as professional as possible.“It’s probably the first season I’ve seen what it is to be a professional footballer from the way they are on the training ground to everything else.”
Jose Mourinho got the better of former club Chelsea as Manchester United injected life into their top-four hopes – and the Premier League title race.Much was riding on Sunday’s Old Trafford encounter, with the battle for Champions League football heating up as Antonio Conte’s table-toppers attempt to ward off ever-improving Tottenham.The fixture lived up to the pre-match hype as Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera secured a 2-0 win which gave Mourinho revenge for this season’s defeats at Stamford Bridge.The result meant the leaders&#n is for a social media post in which he insulted England captain Harry Kane.Elliott, who became the Premier League’s youngest ever player in May when he came on as a substitute for Fulham at Wolves, was informed by the Football Association on Friday8217; cushion over Spurs remained at four points – the same tally that separates the Red Devils from a Champions League berth after this weekend’s games.Whatever the gap, this is a timely shot in the arm for the home side as they try to juggle their Europa League exertions and kick-start a league campaign punctuated by draws.Unlike on so many occasions this term, United managed to turn dominance into goals as they exacted revenge for the last month’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat and October’s 4-0 humbling – the last time Mourinho’s men lost a league match.United fleTottenham Hotspur have agreed a fee for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports.The 22-year-old will sign a five-year deal and is due to undergo a medical in the next few days, according to Sky Sports.The report says Spurs will pay £65w out of the blocks and Rashford, leading the line in place of tired top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, turned home a fine seventh-minute opener.Herrera provided the assist after his handball was missed and the player sent off at Stamford Bridge last month rifled home a deflected second four minutes after the break.Chelsea failed to muster so much as a shot on target as a breathless match came to a conclusion, giving Mourinho a win against the club that sacked him in December 2015.The United boss claimed beforehand that facing Chelsea came with no extra emotion, but the importance of this match was clear.Mourinho made four changes against a Chelsea side without Thibaut Courtois – manager Conte refused to comment on speculation that the goalkeeper’s ankle injury was sustained playing basketball in a commercial shoot.Asmir Begovic came in for his first league appearance of the campaign, playing behind a well-oiled back line that was thrown off-kilter before kick-off.An issue in the warm-up led to Marcos Alonso hastily being replaced by Kurt Zouma in a re-jigged defence that was immediately under the cosh.Rashford snatched at a shot when United got their first sight of goal, but coolly made amends soon after.An exquisite Herrera pass was latched onto by the 19-year-old, breaking through and showing great composure to direct home.Old Trafford erupted at a seventh-minute opener that Chelsea would have every right to feel aggrieved about, given Nemanja Matic saw a pass handled by Herrera in the build-up.Referee Robert Madley was soon the focus of the home side’s ire as Diego Costa avoided sanction for needlessly shoving Eric Bailly – but the combustible striker was booked for a challenge on the centre-back later in the half.Frustration continued to bubble under the surface and the Chelsea forward clutched his face in pain after being caught by Marcos Rojo, who also appeared to have been caught before they collapsed to the deck.For all of Costa’s bluster, a wayward strike from distance was the best he could muster, while at the other end Begovic breathed a sigh of relief as Gary Cahill nearly headed into his own goal.But, four minutes into the second half, the visitors’ goal was breached again.Stand-in captain Ashley Young was unable to get away a shot but the ball fell for Herrera to produce a thumping strike, taking a deflection on its way past Begovic.Jesse Lingard curled one over soon after and Old Trafford erupted as the net rippled in the 61st minute, only for it to quickly dawn on fans that Rashford had hit wide.A curling Pedro shot deflected over as Chelsea looked to reduce the deficit, although Rashford’s strength and willingness could have brought a third had he made a cleaner connection with his shot.It was the visitors pushing as the rain began to pour, with Rojo earning a booking for a challenge on old foe Costa.Cesc Fabregas joined him in the book for a lunge on Michael Carrick, but there was to be no red cards in this intense clash – nor was there to be a shot on target for the Blues throughout the entire game.
There is a rumour linking Daniel Sturridge with a move away from Liverpool.The 27-year-old striker does not startregularly under manager Jurgen Klopp and if he does decide to leave then he is certain to spark a major battle for his signature.West Ham and Stoke are two clubs said to be interested and many football fans certaiMail says Jota has caught the eye of Arsenal as they plan their tla legend Ian Taylor believes clubs would be getting their money’s worth if they signed John McGinn.The Scottish midfielder has been linked with Manchester United after a strong showing in the Premier League this season.Taylor told Express Sport: “I ransfer campaign for next season.The Gunners are known to be looking at wide attackers and Jota, 23, is thought to be prominent on their list. His pace, ability to carry the ball and conly think he is the best English striker around at the moment, according to
This Tuesday morning on Sportsday we bring you d are not worried about the possibility of Tahith Chong leaving for Juventus.The Red Devils are experiencing difficulties in getting the Du.Moura is being celebrated today after his superb hat-trick for their Champions League win at Ajax.And he recalled his January 2018 departure from PSG, speaking to Globoesporte: “I did not want to leave the way I left PSG. I stayed there for five yeatch winger to renew his deal, which expires at the end of the season.The 19-year-old is not happy with the lackyour essential round-up of the morning’s top sports stories.
Manchester United, Chelsea andTottenham Hotspur have all been drawn at home against lower-league opposition in the FA Cup fourth round draw.The Red Devils will host Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford, with the Latics currently managed by former United reserve coach Warren Joyce.Chelsea face something of a West London derby, with the visit of Brentford to Stamford Bridge, whilstLeague Two promotion cieves that David Brooks is at least a month away from fitness.The 22-year-old Bournemouth star is suffering from ankle ligament damage.Welsh fans were hoping he could be back sooner, but it appears that Brooks could miss the remainder of his country’ontenders Wycombe travel to White Hart Lane to clash with Spurs.The only non-league sides remaining in the competition will face home matches having won replays on January 17.Sutton United will play Leeds United after beating AFC Wimbledon, whilst Lincoln City host Brighton having knocked out Ipswich with a last-gasp winning goal.Tottenham v WycombeDerby v LeicesterOxford v Birmingham/NewcastleSuttonv LeedsLiverpool/ is staying in contact with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Zidane is desperate to bring Pogba to Madrid this summer and is speaking to him regularly, says AS. Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, declared on Friday that “everyone” inside United knowsPlymouth v WolvesSouhampton/Norwich v ArsenalLincoln v BrightonChelsea v BrentfordManchester United v WiganMillwall v WatfordRochdale v HuddersfieldBurnley v Bristol CityBlackburn v BlackpoolFulham v HullMiddlesbrough v Accrington StanleyCrystal Palace v Manchester City
Tom Rennie is joined by the former Tottenham and Brighton defender, Gary O’Reilly, to look ahead to the FA Cup Semi-Final between Chelsea and Tottenham at Wembley. Gary also congratulates Chris Hughton and Brighton, who we’ll be seeing in the Premier League next season.The former Arsenal and Cardiff full back, Rhys Weston, looks ahead to the other Semi-Finachange manager during the season.The Sun says manager Unai Emery has until the new year to turn things around at Arsenal.Club executives believe the next four Premihas defended Reds counterpart Jurgen Klopp’s decision to rest his first-team squad for the replay against Shrewsbury, reports SkySports.He said: “He’s well within his rights to [rest his players]. That’s why you have your first-team squad, reserve pler League games against Southampton, Norwich, Brighton and West Ham are a golden opporl, Arsenal v Manchester City, plus our international feature matches, including West Ham v Everton and Burnley v Manchester United.In the extended show, we cover the rest of the Premier League weekend and Tom plays producer Dave at the Predictor Game, after a first win of the season last week.Plus, how many Watford players would get into the Sunderland team? Tom thinks Walter Mazzarri should be manager of the season for getting a squad of that quality to 40 points already.
You can listen to live and exclusive radio commentary of .Two of the top six’s out of form sides collidea whiz Rafael Brito.The Mirror says Liverpool are said to be keeping a close eye on Brito ahead of a potential bid for the midfielder amid rumours of interest from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.Although Brito has yet to make a senior appeara at the weekend knowing a defeat could have huge ramifications on their season.A loss for hosts Liverpool could leave them not only in sixth place but out of touching distance of the top four, meanwhile Arsenal could find themselves outside the Champions League spots for the first time since September.Either way, both teams will be going hell for leather in the hunt for victory, but how would a side comprised of players from both clubs do in the Premier League?Here at talkSPORT we’ve created a combined Liverpool/Arsenal XI, on curr Andrew Robertson has returned to Twitter.And he appears in good spirits as he announced his comeback with a joke.The left-back posted a photograph of himself smiling with Virgil van Dijk wrapping his arms around him, taken from a Melwood training seent form and fitness.Click the right arrow above to see who made our side…
Two firsthalf goals were enough for Liverpool to claim all three points against Chelsea on Friday evening.TheBlues, who put in a lacklustre performance, were downed by a Dejan Lovren close range finish and an excellent Jordan Henderson wonder goal, and although Diego Costa pulled one back inthe second half, olves captain Conor Coady says they must make the most of their Europa League win at Besiktas.Coady says Wolves must build on the famous win and try to go as far as possible in the Europa League.He said: “I was saying to (sporting director) Kevin TAntonio Conte’s men never truly looked like pulling the tie level at Stamford Bridge.It was a quick start to the match,with Liverpool dominating the early chances.Daniel Sturridge almost got lucky when his shot rolled through Thibaut Courtois’ body, but thankfully for the keeper the ball stopped just before the line.Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also both had chances, as the Blues struggled to get either Eden Hazard or Diego Costa into the game.The visitors’ pressure finally paid off, when Dejan Lovren netted from inside the box after 17 minutes. A lovely ball into the area from Philippe Coutinho found the Croatian at the far post, and he struck the ball past Courtois to claim the lead for the Reds.It was shameful defending from the Blues, and Sturridge almost capitalised on Chelsea’s struggles moments later, flashing a strike just wide of the far post while trying to double the lead.Chances were few and far between for the hosts; Luiz sent two headers at goal from offside positions, and Simon Mignolet did well to punch the ball clear when Matic was lurking in a dangerous position.And the lack of attacking threat came back to haunt the Blues, when Jordan Henderson netted one of the goals of the season to double the lead.Having picked up the ball 35 yards from goal, the England midfielder sent a strike at goal which flew over Courtois’ outstretched arm and into the top corner of the net.Luiz flashed another header over the bar, but the Blues failed to get back into the game before half-time – with harsh words expected from Antonio Conte in the dressing room.And it was the hosts who started the second half the brighter, Oscar sending Willian’s cross at goal for an early chance.Ivanovic went down inside the area as calls for a penalty went up around Stamford Bridge, but nothing was given, and Chelsea continued to struggle to create chances for Diego Costa.But it only took Costa one chance to get the Blues back into the game, with the Spaniard converting a first-timtclassed Watford to win the FA Cup final 6-0 on Saturday.Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus both scored twice as Pep Guardiola’s team became the first English men’s side to achieve the feat of winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the e finish after some excellent build-up play from Hazard and Nemanja Matic.Liverpool started to look shaky at the back, with Costa forcing a save from Mignolet five minutes later.Hazard broke with an excellent counter attack but the move came to nothing, before Willian’s drive deflected into the keeper’s hands with 15 minutes remaining.Courtois then kept the Blues in the game, pulling off a wonder save to deny Divock Origi a close range header which would have restored the Reds’ two-goal lead.Fabregas hit the wall with a close range free-kick in the dying stages, and although Victor Moses threatened after coming on as a substitute,Liverpool held on for the win and headed back to Merseyside with all three points to their name.
Bournemouth are to start looking for a site to build a new stadium away from their existing home for the start of the 2020-21 season.Chief executive Neill Blake issued a statement on Friday afternoon confirming the club board had taken the decision following on-going discussions over plans to develop the 11,464-capacity Vitality Stadium with owners Structadene and Bournemouth Borough Council.The Cherries won three promotions in six seasons to rise from League Two into the top flight of English football for the first time under manager Eddie Howe in 2015 before then retaining their Premier League status.A club statement read: “The shareholders want to create a legacy of AFC Bournemouth becoming an established Premier League club in a stadium which is befitting of our status, and we believe that building a new stadium on a new site will allow us to deliver that.”Bournemouth have been established at their current site in Kings Park since 1910, wiRui Patricio saved Pogba’s effort to ultimately secure a 1-1 draw for the hosts.Rashford scored from a penalty against Chelsea last week but insists he was happy with Pogba stepping up at Molineux.”Paul wanted to take it, it’s that simple,” says Rashth a brief spell at Dorchester’s Avenue Stadium during 2001 following building work at their home ground.However, the Vitality Stadium, formerly known as Dean Court, holds the smallest capacity of any Premier League club, which must accommodate some 6,827 season ticket holders and is only able to offer a maximum allocation of 1,366 seats for away supporters.Proposals had been submitted up to redevelop the South Stand.Blake’s statement, though, confirmed the issue over ownership and planning meant the board had decided to take the difficult decision to explore options away from their long-established home.“It has always been the board of directors’ preferred option to buy the stadium back from Structadene and develop a Premier League-standard stadium on the current site at Kings Park. However, following discussions over a number of months with both Structadene and Bournemouth Borough Council’s planning department, it has become apparent that this will not be possible,” the statement said.“Firstly, we are nody to sign an extension as soon as a contract is presented to him.”I can’t demand that a contract is put on the table, that has to come from them,” said Hodgson. “But I have never had any real doubt or fears that wouldn’t happen.”Certainly it has beet going to develop a stadium we do not own and will not be held to ransom over a price to purchase the existing site. And secondly, the council’s planning department have made it clear that they would not welcome a significantly bigger stadium in Kings Park, meaning we are severely constricted in what we can achieve on this site with regards to size, capacity and facilities.“Therefore, we feel we have no other option but to find a new site and are working closely with Bournemouth Borough Council to identify a suitable location.“The board and shareholders have given great thought to meet not only the needs, but also the expectations, of supporters.“It is crucial that we have a capacity that meets the ever-growing demand for tickets, that we are able to provide access for disabled supporters that meets new government guidelines, that we can improve and increase our hospitality offering and that we have a stadium that is used throughout the year by the community, and not just on matchdays.“We are working tirelessly to identify a site and it is our ambition that a new stadium would be built in time for the start of the 2020-21 season.”
Juventus have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal and Manchester City target Franck Kessie.The Atalanta midfielder is being tracked by several of Europe’s elihed by Manchester United.His performas a player – twice.The England attacker could have joined United in 1985 and 1989.The man who played for the likes of Everton, Barcelona and Tottenham had his reasons for turning down a move to Old Trafford.”Right at the 11th hour it suddenly appearances have caught the eye of United, according to Calciomercato.com.They claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are interested in luring the Portuguese international to Old Trafford.It has been stated that the Norwte clubs at the moment after enjoying a brilliant first half of the season.The 20-year-old has scored five goals and Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are now all interested in bringing him to England.Juventus have also been monitoring Kessie’s progress but, according to Calciomercato, they have decided to pull out of the race to sign him.The Italian champions are looking to bring in a midfielder during the January transfer window, but they are sceptical about landing the Ivorian due to the level of interest in him.Instead, Juve are now expected to work on tying up a deal for Zenit St Petersburg star Axel Witsel.
Here arethe top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Roman Abramovich has told the Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte, that he is prepared to make a world- record bid for a defender to try to tempt Juventus into selling Leonardo Bonucci in January. Bonucci, the Juventus centre-back, would be Conte’s dream signing and Abramovich is prepared to try to make a transfer happen by bidding more than the £50?million Paris Saint-Germain paid the club for David Luiz, which is still a world record for a defender.Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmedChelseabombarded him with offers of up to £50million for defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer. Burnley are desperate to tie down centre-backMichael Keaneto a new contract after his England call-up. Keane, 23, has got less than two years left on his current deal and was a £17million target for Leicester last summer. Chelsea are also looking at himas a potential target. Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to battle for Real Madrid ace Isco. The north London rivals will lock horns if Real decide to sell the Spanish midfielder next summer.Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker is a transfer target for old club Hannover. The fallen German giants find themselvrinho take the job.The Dutch midfielder er Republic of Ireland boss Brian Kerr has revealed Mike Phelan has complained to him about the instability inside the club.United have been on a poor run of form that has seen them win just once in seven games.And there even appears to be fractures was a big hit with supporters during his time at White Hart Lane, and thinks the club could be in for an exciting period under the controversial Portuguese boss.Van der Vaart tweeted on Thursday saying: “Footbaes in the 2. Bundesliga division but are hopeful of clinching the 32-year-old’s signature with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.Lyonstarlet Corentin Tolisso has admitted he “dreams” of playing forArsenal.The 22-year-old midfielder has been a mainstay in the Lyon team since his breakthrough in 2013 and reckons his style of play would be well suited to the Premier League.Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho is set for a new contract atManchester City.Fernandinho’scurrent deal expires at the end of the season but City boss Pep Guardiolais a big fan and wants the club to hand him a new deal to make sure he stays. Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have both signed fresh deals with Real Madrid. Both players had been heavily linked with moves away from the Spanish capital, with Bale tipped to be keen on a move to Manchester United. Madrid were so concerned about a potential switch that they have put a whopping £91million deal on the table for the Welsh international. Ronaldo, 31, has signed a new deal until 2021, which will end any interest from China or MLS. West Ham United have an obligation to buy Simone Zaza after 10 appearances for the club, according to the forward’s agent and father. Zaza joined the Hammers from Serie A champions Juventus on loan in the summer for a fee of €5m (£4.3m, $5.6m) for the Italy international with a permanent fee of €20m (£17.5m) to be automatically triggered soon.Mike Phelan is set to be handed the Hull City boss’ job on a permanent basis. The formerManchester Unitedassistant, 54, took over the reins at the KCOM Stadium in the summer after Steve Bruce left the club following a dispute over transfer budgets. Talks with club owners were due to take place during this international break, withPhelannow set to at least see out the rest of the season.Evertonare hoping to lure one of Manchester City’s key analysts to Goodison Park. New Toffees director of football Steve Walsh is hoping to be reunited with Laurence Stewart, having worked alongside him at Hull.
Manchester City have completed a deal to sign Schalke star Leroy Sane as they look to win back the Premier League title.By signing the German winger is open to a permanent move to Ipswich Town.His Blues deal expires this summer.The left-back is spending the campaign at Portman Road and has bagged three goals so far this term including a stunning free-kick against Tranmere Rovers.”Everton were at, Pep Guardiola strengthen his already impressive attacking options and it won’t be a surprise to see them challenging at the summit in the top-flight.The Spanish boss’ tactical versatility means we can expect plenty of variation in his team selection, which showed in a pre-season friendly as he set his side out in a 3-5-2 formation.So, with Sane signed and this formation clearly in Guardiolays West Ham are optimistic they can sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo next week.The striker remains the Hammers’ No 1 target and proceeds from the sale of Marko Arnautovic will go towards a deal to sign him.As it stands, personal terms have been agreea’s mind, we’ve taken a look at how his team could look once the season has started, all his players are fit, and the last transfers have been finalised.Click the right arrow above to see how Manchester City could line up…
Antonio Conte has suggested Chelsea should recognise his “real value” as reward for a potential Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season alback Andrew Robertson says defeat at Watford is the jolt to the system they needed.Robertson has offered his response as the Reds lost 3-0 against Watford and their unbeaten run came to an end.The Scotsman told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s up to us to ns head coach.Chelsea will seek to clinch the Premier League title with victory at West Brom on Friday and play Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27.Title-winning bosses are often rewarded with new contracts and Conte may be offered an improved deal, 12 months into the three-year contract he began last summer.The Italian has this season out-performed Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, at Manchester City and Manchester United, respectively. Both are rumoured to receive an annual salary in the region of £15million, while Conte’s is reportedly £6.5million.Conte on Thursday declined the opportunity to dismiss rumours of a retunt Paolo Scaroni has detailed plans for a new San Siro stadium.Scaroni has confirmed talks are well underway with various powerbrokers to move the project forward.He told Corriere della Sera: “I agree with our mayor Giuseppe Sala on the need to coorn to Italy with Inter Milan, insisting his focus is on the present. The sacking of Stefano Pioli has created a vacancy at the San Siro.“I have two years (remaining under) contract with Chelsea,” Conte said.“It’s logical when you start the work in a new club the will is to continue to work, to try to improve your work in many years. For sure, this is my will.“If, in the future, we decide to extend the contract, we’ll decide this.“The money is important only at this level to give the real value of a player or the coach.“For me the most important thing now is to win. Then the future is important.”Conte’s appointment was announced in April 2016 and he assumed his post last July after leading Italy at Euro 2016.The 47-year-old has rejuvenated Chelsea, champions under Mourinho in 2015-16 before imploding and finishing 10th last term.Three points for victory at The Hawthorns would give the Blues an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham and Conte a fourth successive domestic championship after three Serie A wins with Juventus.“Now the most important thing is to reach our target. The most important thing is to write the history of the club,” Conte added.“It’s important now, don’t lose the concentration, be focused.“I think we’re doing a really good job, but I want this job to become great and then fantastic.“We have two big opportunities this season to finish this season in the right way.”
Ray Stubbsis joined by Michael Calvin says Freddie Ljungberg’s promotion to the first-team will help academy players transition to senior football.The former Gunners winger impressed while in charge of the U23s last season.Ljungberg has now joined Unai Emery’s staff in a role that will hand Tony Evans to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.They discuss another busy weekend of PremiLe Parisien says PSG won’t accept anything less than €300m due to the fact Neymar has three years left on his contract.If PSG manage to get what they are asking for, it would make Neymar the most expensive transfer in the history of football – for er Leaguefootball, including Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal, Tottenham’s last gasp win over West Hamand look back on Andy Murray ending the season as world number one.Listen above or.
FIFA has opened proceedings against Neil Taylor following the Wales defender’s horror tackleon Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman.Everton full-back Coleman needed surgery on a broken tibia and fibula after being injured in the 69th minute of , which finished in a goalless draw.Coleman faces months on the sidelines and Taylor, who will definitely miss Wales’ next qualifier away to Serbia in June, faces the prospect of having his automatic one-match ban extended.The Football Association of Wales has been informed of FIFA opening proceedings against Taylor and will review the incident.The hearing is likely to be held within the next fortnight and Taylor’s ban could be is confident they’ll reach the Champions League knockouts after last night’s draw at Valencia.That result, combined with Ajax’s 2-0 win over Lille, leaves Chelsea’s hopes hanging in the balance but Christensen insisted he is confident they can finish ncreased to three games once FIFA studies the report of match referee Nicola Rizzoli.If Taylor does receive a three-match ban that would also rule the Aston Villa defender out of Wales’ September World Cup double-header against Austria and Moldova.Coleman left hospital on Wednesday and Republic manager Martin O’Neill said that the 28-year-old full-back was in good spirits after visiting him the previous day.“It’s as much to do with he’s still got the family around – his brother, his wife, his mother and the youngster all keeping him pretty busy,” O’Neill said.“I think he’s doing much better now. It’s not something you’re going tmpton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says that Moussa Djenepo is back for their clash against Manchester City on Saturday.The Saints are still reeling from the defeat they suffered to Leicester, a 9-0 setback at home.They also lost to City 3-1 in the Carabao o get over in 24 hours, 36 hours. He’s in much better spirits.“It’s encouraging to see. He’s very positive, which I knew he would be. It’s a tough injury.“Could he get over it? If anybody can quickly, then Seamus can do that.”O’Neill described Taylor’s challenge as “very, very poor”, but the Welshman was defended by his manager Chris Coleman.“Neil Taylor is not that type of player. He’s had a serious injury himself. He’s a great boy, he’s a cracking lad,” Coleman said after the game.“Yes, it looks like he (Taylor) has got that one wrong on our part.“Of course, Neil is devastated himself.”The Wales manager revealed that Taylor had gone in to the home dressing room after the game to see Coleman.But it is understood the Republic captain had already been taken to hospital.On Wednesday, Sky Sports quoted Taylor’s agent Jamie Moralee as saying that his client had contacted Coleman to send his good wishes and express his sympathy for the tackle.