Round-up: Conte signs new contract as Fulham target Ojo

Round-up: Conte signs new contract as Fulham target Ojo

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract. Conte, who took over at Stamford Bridge last summer, led the Blues to the title in his first season in charge.He already had two years of his contract left to run, but has signed new terms.It follows months of speculation about the Italian’s future.“I am very happy to have signed a new contract,” said Conte.“We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top.“The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.” Whites want Liverpool youngsterEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham are keen to sign winger Shey Ojo on loan from Liverpool. Middlesbrough and newly promoted Newcastle are also interested in the 20-year-old, who has had loan spells at Wolves and Wigan.He has made eight Premier League appearances for Liverpool, who signed him from MK Dons in 2011. Christensen returns to DenmarkLasse Vigen Christensen has joined Brondby for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old midfielder returns to his native Denmark five and a half years after arriving at Fulham from FC Midtjylland.He made his Fulham debut in January 2014 and made a total of 68 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals. Injury delays Hoban moveEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR have delayed a move to sign Watford defender Tommie Hoban on loan after he picked up an injury in training.Hoban, 23, is nursing a knee problem but has responded well to treatment and Rangers remain hopeful of bringing him in before the start of the new season.Rangers are looking to recruit a dominant centre-back to shore up their defence.Hoban, who spent last season on loan at Blackburn, has been lined up as an alternative to Joel Lynch, who has failed to convince since being signed from Huddersfield last summer.Rangers are also keen to sign a striker with pace, a full-back and possibly another holding midfielder.They remain interested in Barnsley’s Andy Yiadom despite reports of Premier League interest in the right-back. Signings will come – HollowayIan Holloway has told BBC Radio London he remains confident QPR will further add to their squad.Rangers are assessing a number of possible options as they look to make signings ahead of next month’s transfer deadline.Those options are somewhat limited by the size of the current wage bill, debts the club ran up during previous big spending and the restrictions of Financial Fair Play rules.But manager Holloway expects more new faces to arrive soon.“We need to try to make some signings,” he said.“Unfortunately, what has happened before, I am left with and am holding – the bomb has gone off. Our fans might not know that.“At the minute we can’t do what our owners would love us to do. We’re not allowed to do it at the moment.“I’m not moaning about it, I’m just getting on with it. Please be patient.“People have got to be patient. I’m sure a couple of things will be resolved so it’ll allow me to bring in maybe another three or four.“Our fans want some new faces and the group want some new faces.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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