Lunchtime Round-Up 28th February

Afternoon all,

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster is set to end his two year international exile and is now in contention for England’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro next month. In 2011, whilst at Birmingham, Foster announced that he would no longer play for England because of injuries. Foster is set to be very stiff competition for England number one Joe Hart, who hasn’t been in tremendous form so far this season

Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale is targeting a win over rivals Arsenal this weekend, which will boost their Champions League hopes massively. Spurs are currently four points in front of their North-London neighbours ahead of their game this Sunday at White Hart Lane. Bale is also very keen to get revenge on Arsenal who thrashed Spurs last time they met in November 5-2

West Brom manager Steve Clarke has said that the club are hopeful of securing the deal to sign Chelsea’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku on loan for a second season. Lukaku has scored 12 times for the Baggies this season and has looked very impressive at times . Lukaku himself has admitted that he would be open to a return to the Hawthorns next season. So it looks as if this deal could happen if Chelsea want to send the 19-year-old out on loan for another season

Chelsea’s interim manager Rafa Benitez has slammed the club and also their fans in a recent press conference and has now confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Benitez claimed that he didn’t know that he was going to be appointed interim boss at the club and felt that it was a mistake by Chelsea to do this

West Ham target Nadir Belhadj has not yet ruled out a return to the Premier League this summer. Belhadj enjoyed a three year spell with now League One side Portsmouth from 2008-2010, where he won the FA Cup. But West Ham will have some competition from the likes of Lazio and Benfica to capture the Algerians signature

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has not yet given up on the club winning the Premier Leageu for the second year on the trott despite the club sitting 12 points behind Manchester rivals United with only 11 games remaining. But in the last 11 games, City still have to play United, and if City win this then the title race could be blwon wide open

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has asked for his side to become more consistent as they look to secure their Premier League safety for another season. Norwich haven’t been in the best of form recently and have only won one game in the Premier League this year. But if they keep on putting in performances like they did against Everton then they will without doubt be staying up

Championship side Millwall have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder George Saville on a loan deal until May 4

Ex-Sunderland striker Oumare Tounkara has joined Bristol Rovers on a short-term deal as injury cover for David Clarkson