Lunchtime Football Round-Up 11th March

Afternoon all,

Everton are still showing interest in FC Twente’s young midfielder Leroy Fer, who was set to complete a move to the club in January but the deal was called off at the last minute as there was believed to be a problem in the deal which then resulted in it being called off. But Everton still remain keen on signing Fer. And they also sent out scouts to watch him in Twente’s loss to Vitesse Arnhem this past Saturday

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has admitted that he would not swap Brad Guzan for any other goalkeeper at this moment in time and has also called him fantastic. So far this season, Guzan has been in scintillating form and has made some crucial saves which has kept Shay Given out of the starting lineup. One of the reasons for Guzan performing so well according to Lambert is the fact that Given is pushing him very hard, which has clearly worked as Guzan has without doubt been one of Villa’s players of the season so far

Liverpool are expected to hand 16-year-old Hungarian defender Kristof Polgar a contract after he has had two successful trials with the Merseyside club during January and February. According to Hungarian papers, Polgar is the so called “next big thing”. So if this is true, Liverpool will have gained a fantastic young player

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is keen to extend his current deal with the Premier League champions. Barry’s current deal is set to expire at the end of next season. Barry joined the club in 2009 from Aston Villa on a five-year-deal for a fee of £12 million and has played 137 games since. But Barry has also claimed that he is settled in Manchester and would also like to finish his career still winning trophies

West Brom midfielder James Morrison believes that the addition of Romelu Lukaku to the side for this season has been one of the main reasons for The Baggies impressive form this season. Since joining on loan from Chelsea at the start of the season, Lukaku has notched up 13 Premier League goals. And according to Morrison, if West Brom can’t keep hold of Lukaku for another season, then it will leave a very big hole to fill for next season

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is waiting to hear if he can re-join Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan for another month after his current loan deal at the club expired today. But with Sunderland’s attacking options being very low at this moment in time, it is unlikely that Wickham will make a return to Hillsbrough where he scored one goal in six appearances for the Owls

Some very surprising news here, as AS Monaco, who many of you may remember being in the Champions League final a few years back but now playing the the French second division are trying to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez  this Summer on their supposed return to the top division in France

Crawley Town have completed the one month loan deal for Brentford striker Paul Hayes to act as cover for Billy Clarke who is currently injured

Burton Albion midfielder Lee Bell has signed a new contract to keep him with the club until the Summer of 2014