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Hello and welcome to our Huddersfield Town live blog for Thursday, May 31 .

The summer transfer window may still only be in it's infancy but there's still plenty of moves, rumours and gossip to talk about.

Everton FC could appoint Marco Silva as manager at some point this week while Robert Lewandowski and Marko Arnautovic have also been linked to moves.

According to the latest reports, Bayern Munich forward Lewandowski is wanted by Chelsea while West Ham United's Arnautovic is apparently a target for Manchester United.

And with yesterday's announcement that David Wagner has signed a contract extension with the Terriers, expect there to start to be some movement in and out of the John Smith's Stadium as well.

Stick with us here for all the latest news and rumours regarding Town, with the transfer window now open to Premier League clubs.

Huddersfield Town academy announce pre-season fixtures

Examiner Sports Editor Mel Booth has his say on Wagner's contract extension

A Huddersfield Town fan celebrates after the Premier League match against Arsenal FC.
A Huddersfield Town fan celebrates after the Premier League match against Arsenal FC.

Huddersfield Town fans will eagerly be awaiting the answer to one question now that head coach David Wagner has signed a new contract: “How will the squad be strengthened this transfer window?”

It’s the key to prospects of having another successful survival season in 2018-19, and you can be sure that Wagner already has plenty of wheels in motion on the signings front.

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Man City set to seal Mahrez and Jorginho

Manchester City are pressing ahead to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez and Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to Press Association Sport.

The Manchester Evening News reported that Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos said on Wednesday:

“We know that an offer from Manchester City has reached Napoli ... We are waiting for a response from the Azzurri, who don’t seem to have rejected the offer.


“If Napoli find an agreement with City, we’ll go from there.”

Everton appoint Marco Silva

Another managerial in and out in the world of football, the 40-year-old Portugese coach has joined Everton on a three-year contract.

Watford FC boss Marco Silva gives his team instructions during the Premier League match against Huddersfield Town.
Watford FC boss Marco Silva gives his team instructions during the Premier League match against Huddersfield Town.

Good appointment?

Mourinho after Real Madrid duo

Don Balon claim that Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho wants United to sign both Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic from managerless Real Madrid this summer.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

Jobs going at John Smith's Stadium on matchdays

Do you fancy getting paid to attend the John Smith;’s Stadium on matchday?

The in-stadium bookies, BD Stadia, are looking for part-time cashiers and assistant managers to work the stalls during Huddersfield Town games.
Only over 18s should apply and the pay is £8.33 per hour for three hours per match.

The stadium is also hoping to recruit some more stewards. You would be expected to work a minimum of 75% of all Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants games, along with any other events or matches held at the Stadium.

Zidane leaves Madrid

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his position just days after winning a third consecutive Champions League Final with the club.

The 45-year-old replaced Rafa Benitez as manger in January 2016 and led Madrid to three successive Champions League titles - the first time in history a manger has done this.

The Frenchman said he had spoken to key people, including captain Sergio Ramos, and came close to signing a new contract.

But he eventually decided against it and added he has no plans to coach next season.

Zidane said at a press conference today: “I think it would be difficult to keep winning if I stayed.”

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

Liverpool close in on Fekir

Liverpool are very close to signing Lyon’s French midfielder Nabil Fekir.

The Mirror reports that the Reds want to get the deal done in the next ten days.

Fekir himself is in a hurry as he wants his future sorted before France’s first World Cup game against Australia on June 16.

One journalist has said it is already a done deal, to be announced in the next few days:

The signing of Lyon’s £50m talisman adds to Anfield arrivals Fabinho and Naby Keita.

Liverpool are close to signing Nabil Fekir of Lyon. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Liverpool are close to signing Nabil Fekir of Lyon. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Huddersfield Town move for Shaqiri

The Terriers could make a move for Stoke City’s Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, according the reports from the Guardian.

By all accounts the 26-year-old has no plans to play his football in the Championship with the Potters next season.

There is also interest from abroad including Turkish outfit Galatasaray and Italian giants Roma with the player apparently wanting his future sorted before Switzerland kick-off their World Cup campaign on June 17 against Brazil.

Read the full story here.

Xherdan Shaqiri of Stoke City. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images
Xherdan Shaqiri of Stoke City. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Frank Lampard Appointed Rams Boss

We mentioned it earlier but now it has been confirmed that Frank Lampard has become the new Derby County boss.

The former England midfielder has agreed a three-year deal to take over at Pride Park in his first job in management, replacing Gary Rowett at the SkyBet Championship club after he quit to join recently-relegated Stoke City.

“I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead,” Lampard said.

“This is my first job as a manager, but I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board.

“We want to build on the club’s top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and Academy talent we have.”

Frank Lampard looks set to take his first steps into management with Derby County.
Frank Lampard looks set to take his first steps into management with Derby County.

Manchester United on the Mark...

Manchester United are interested in signing West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports News understands the Hammers have no intention of the selling the 29-year-old and value him at £50m.

Arnautovic joined West Ham from Stoke for a club-record £25m fee last summer and scored 11 goals during his debut season with the club.

Forward Marko Arnautovic in action for West Ham United during a recent Premier League clash.
Forward Marko Arnautovic in action for West Ham United during a recent Premier League clash.

Chelsea in Pole Position...?

Chelsea are set to enter the £80m race to land Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, reports the Daily Express.

The Poland star’s agent, Pini Zahavi, admitted he is ready to leave the Bundesliga champions, and the west London outfit are ready to pounce.

Owner Roman Abramovich and Zahavi have a good relationship, and despite the coaching change expected at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League side believe they can beat out PSG, Manchester United and a host of others for the 29-year-old.

Forward Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich against VfL Wolfsburg.
Forward Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich against VfL Wolfsburg.

Frankie Goes to....

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has confirmed he is in talks with Derby County about becoming the club’s next manager.

The 39-year-old was asked about the vacancy during BT Sport’s coverage of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday night.

Lampard told host Gary Lineker: “There’s been interest from Derby and I’ve been speaking with them. I’m ambitious and I want to become a manager at some point.”

Magpies Move...

Newcastle have completed the permanent signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague.

The Slovakia international, who made 12 Premier League appearances for the Magpies during a loan spell last season, has signed a four-year contract at St James’ Park after Newcastle activated an option to buy him.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has completed a permanent move to Newcastle United, the club have announced.
Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has completed a permanent move to Newcastle United, the club have announced.

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