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Hello and welcome to our Huddersfield Town live blog for Monday, May 21 .

The summer transfer window has now moved into a second week, with Premier League sides looking to bolster their options for next season by bringing in a range of world-class talents.

Leicester City were the first to get a deal done last week, with Porto defender Ricardo Pereira joining the Foxes on a five-year deal.

Expect a number of other deals to be completed over the coming weeks, with this summer's World Cup effectively reducing the amount of time clubs have to add to their ranks.

And expect Town to once again make their moves early, with David Wagner and Dean Hoyle getting their business done before most of their rivals in the last two summer windows.

Stick with us here for all the latest news and rumours regarding the Terriers as well as the best lines from their rivals and across the leagues.

Gary Rowett to Stoke City?

The BBC believe Gary Rowett has asked Derby County for permission to speak to Stoke City over their vacant managerial role.

Gary Rowett, manager of Derby County, during the SkyBet Championship against Huddersfield Town.
Gary Rowett, manager of Derby County, during the SkyBet Championship against Huddersfield Town.

Emery 'in talks' with Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s replacement looked set to be Mikel Arteta but it looks like they’re still exploring their options, that’s according to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague.

No surprise...

It’s not even a fortnight since Huddersfield Town secured their Premier League status for another season - but the doom-mongers are already predicting more toil for the Terriers next term.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has been having his say on Huddersfield Town's season.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has been having his say on Huddersfield Town's season.

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The Guardian are suggesting Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is contemplating renewing his interest in Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez saw a move to the Etihad collapse during the winter transfer window after the Foxes stated it would take a ‘mind-blowing offer’ to prise him away - City were quoted a package worth around £95m, while they valued the 27-year-old closer to £60m.

And while no formal offer was made, there were discussions between City’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, and his opposite number, Susan Whelan.

The newly-crowned champions ultimately walked away from the deal, leading to a furious and upset Mahrez effectively going on strike and handing in a formal transfer request before later rescinding it.

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez challenges Huddersfield Town's Aaron Mooy during a recent Premier League clash.
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez challenges Huddersfield Town's Aaron Mooy during a recent Premier League clash.

Manuel Pellegrini an Iron?

Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City celebrates victory with the trophy after the Capital One Cup Final
Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City celebrates victory with the trophy after the Capital One Cup Final

Manuel Pellgrini will be announced as the new West Ham United manager this week, according to reports.

The Mirror claim the former Manchester City boss will join the Hammers on a £7m-a-year deal, with the Chilean being revealed on Wednesday.

The paper also claims the Irons went for Pellegrini after first-choice Rafa Benitez chose to stay at Newcastle.

Stam to Swansea?

Then-Reading manager Jaap Stam during the Sky Bet Championship play-off final
Then-Reading manager Jaap Stam during the Sky Bet Championship play-off final

Jaap Stam has been made favourite to take over at Swansea City after the south Wales side parted ways with Carlos Carvalhal.

The Swans were relegated from the Premier League two weeks ago and must now look to rebuild for the Championship.

That starts with the manager, and former Reading boss Stam - whose Royals lost in last season’s play-off final - is now the front runner for the role.

Stam is at 2/1 to take over at the Liberty Stadium, while Chris Coleman is at 5/1 and Graham Potter is at 8/1.

Pitch widening

Off goes the astroturf at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Looks like the pitch is being widened for next season...

West Brom exodus?

Darren Moore has been speaking about West Brom’s summer after their relegation from the Premier League.

Ins and outs are expected at the Hawthorns, with higher-wage players likely to move on.

Could Town benefit from that?

Here’s what Moore had to say about preparing for the Championship:

I’m sure it’s going to be a busy transfer window.

I will be speaking to the players at some point this week. The fans can expect a team that can play football and also a team that can scrap and fight.

There are plenty of different challenges in the Championship.

Spain squad

Spain are the latest World Cup side to announce their 23-man squad for the tournament.

And there are a few superstars in there...

Benitez praises Town

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner with Newcastle United counterpart Rafa Benitez earlier this season.
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner with Newcastle United counterpart Rafa Benitez earlier this season.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has been talking to our sister paper the Chronicle about the three promoted teams staying up this season.

The Spaniard says it’s down to togetherness, team spirit and organisation - something he believes all three have in abundance.

Here are the full quotes from the former Liverpool boss.

Belgium squad

Here is the full Belgium squad for the World Cup.

Five will be axed in early June.

Depoitre or Benteke?

Roberto Martinez’s interesting World Cup selection - which includes four goalkeepers and no Radja Nainggolan - has raised some eyebrows.

One point of contention is the inclusion of Christian Benteke, who has been horribly out of form for the majority of the season.

If you could pick from Benteke and Laurent Depoitre, who are you taking to Russia?

No Depoitre for Belgium

Huddersfield Town's Laurent Depoitre celebrates after scoring his side's goal against Southampton.
Huddersfield Town's Laurent Depoitre celebrates after scoring his side's goal against Southampton.

Roberto Martinez has named Belgium’s squad for the upcoming World Cup finals in Russia.

The Red Devils take on England in the group stages - along with Tunisia and Panama - with a host of Premier League stars in their side.

Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard all make the 28-man squad - which will be cut down to 23 in early June - while Town’s Laurent Depoitre misses out.

The Town man netted six goals for the Terriers this term but was not selected for the summer tournament, despite being the hero with his strike against Chelsea in the final week of the season.

One surprise omission from the Belgium squad is fan-favourite Radja Nainggolan.

The Roma midfielder was not selected by former Everton boss Martinez, who did select Christian Benteke - a man with three goals in 31 games this season.

Wagner signs new deal - reports

The Times claims Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner has turned down advances from other clubs to sign a “lucrative” new deal at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The club are yet to confirm any agreement.

Belgium announcement

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Kyle Walker of Manchester City wins a header over Laurent Depoitre of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Manchester, England.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Kyle Walker of Manchester City wins a header over Laurent Depoitre of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Manchester, England.

The Belgium World Cup squad is set to be announced at 11am.

Huddersfield Town’s Laurent Depoitre will be hoping he can secure a spot at the summer competition, having netted six goals for the Terriers this season.

Depoitre is up against some stiff opposition from the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke, but will be hoping his heroics for Town could sneak him into the final 23.

We’ll find out in half an hour.

Premier League fixtures

With the World Cup coming up in a month’s time, the summer break from football will thankfully be kept to a minimum this year.

The competition kicks off on June 14 and 4pm, but that date is significant for another reason.

The Premier League fixtures are announced on the same day at 9am, so domestic teams can start to prepare for their opening clashes on the same day as Russia take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow.

Here are all the other key dates you may need for the rest of the season.

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Harry Wilson rumours

Harry Wilson celebrates scoring a second for Liverpool Under 23s against Tottenham
Harry Wilson celebrates scoring a second for Liverpool Under 23s against Tottenham

Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has been linked to Town this morning.

Here’s who is interested and what is being said about the youngster’s situation.

Sean Scannell

Huddersfield Town's Sean Scannell hailed the club's promotion as an 'unbelievable' achievement.
Huddersfield Town's Sean Scannell hailed the club's promotion as an 'unbelievable' achievement.

Town winger Sean Scannell has switched allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland.

Scannell had been called up to the Republic squad in 2008 but did not feature, allowing the 27-year-old to switch to Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland.

The forward, whose father is Northern Irish, will be available to O’Neill for the upcoming Nations League campaign, which starts against Bosnia and Herzegovina in September.

On the switch, Northern Ireland boss O’Neill told Belfast Live:

Sean has submitted all the paperwork. He has a shoulder injury at the moment, but he is a player who will come into the equation for us come September.

If you look at Niall (McGinn) and Jamie (Ward) who play in that position – they are both in their 30s. There is an element of making a succession plan in terms of where we need players.

Someone like Sean coming in would be good. It would be pleasing to get him on board.”

Liverpool youngster linked

Harry Wilson celebrates scoring against Queens Park Rangers
Harry Wilson celebrates scoring against Queens Park Rangers

Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has been linked with a move to Huddersfield Town.

The Birmingham Mail claim the prospect is attracting interest from Town, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Rangers after scoring seven goals on loan at Hull City last season.

The 21-year-old has represented Wales at youth level, as well as being handed three caps for the senior side.

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