Manager Eddie Howe, who is enjoying a sensational season with the Magpies, remains hopeful of signing 21-year-old full-back Harrison Ashby. The player signed his first pro contract with West Ham back in 2020 and made his debut that year when coming off the bench in the EFL Cup against Charlton. Ashby made his Premier League bow in December 2021 when he once again came off the bench in a 2-0 away defeat to Arsenal. While the right-back ponders a move to the north, one player set to move away is Karl Darlow.
Adams, Saints' top scorer with eight goals this term, has been linked with a move to Goodison Park before Tuesday's transfer deadline. Everton and Southampton are joint-bottom of the Premier League table with just 15 points and, while both clubs are keen to strengthen their squads, Jones insists there is no chance of his side helping the Toffees. "Let's be honest, that's not going to happen," said Jones, bluntly, at a press conference to preview the second leg of his side's Carabao Cup semi-final against Newcastle.
The most important thing in football is having “blood, heart, and balls,” Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi said after his side knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup. The sixth-placed Seagulls reached the fifth round of the competition after a 2-1 win at the Amex stadium on Sunday, 29 January. De Zerbi is hoping to hang on to Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who missed the Liverpool game after indicating he wants to leave the club.