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Transfer news: Icardi to PSG, Hendrick to Milan

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Jeff Hendrick has been loyal to two English clubs for long tenures but could be looking to a very different arena for his next step as a footballer.

Burnley’s Republic of Ireland midfielder is out of contract at season’s end and Sky Sports is linking Hendrick with a move to — wait for it — Serie A mainstays AC Milan.

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Hendrick, 28, has played 139 times for the Clarets since 2015, scoring 10 times with seven assists.

54 times capped by Ireland, Hendrick hit the pitch 215 times for Championship side Derby County prior to his Turf Moor move, scoring 26 times with 19 assists.

Burnley wants to keep Hendrick but the two have not agreed to a contract. Having had a taste of the Europa League with the Clarets and performing well, he may want to see how the seasons plays out for both sides. Milan sits in Serie A’s final UEL slot, while Burnley is four points back of sixth in the PL.

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Meanwhile, rumored Newcastle and Juventus target Mauro Icardi will not get the chance to test the transfer waters this summer.

The combustible Argentine striker, 27, is going to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next season after the Ligue 1 champs agreed a big fee to permanently sign the loanee from Inter Milan.

The fee is said to start at $55 million and have the potential to rise another $9 million with incentives.

Icardi scored 20 goals with four assists during his first season in France after scoring more than 150 goals during his time in Italy between Sampdoria and Inter.

Dyche incredulous, Lossl admits contact in Burnley non-PK debate

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Considering the offender in question basically admitted his mistake, it’s no surprise that Burnley manager Sean Dyche was red-hot with the non-penalty call in Burnley’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

Granted the Clarets should’ve scored a few times on Saturday, but it looked like a ready-made PK when Jeff Hendrick went down in the box under duress by Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

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Referee Paul Tierney didn’t see it, even after Lossl apparently admitted it to the referee. Lossl did say he didn’t expect it to be given because the contact wasn’t malicious.

As for Dyche, well, he’s kinda like the Hulk, albeit the red one.

“I don’t need to say too much as everyone will see it because it is impossible that it is not given as a penalty. I am in a league where penalties are given for all reasons and that is definitely a penalty. Jeff has gone down in a natural manner and he does not get it. It seems people who go down in a theatrical way do get it, but Jeff goes down in a natural way as his foot is clearly taken away, but he does not get it.”

Well, aside from the fact that it’s obviously possible, we understand most of Dyche’s emotions. And Lossl’s admission sure makes the non-call all the more surprising (Not usually about intent now, is it?).

Still, we’d prefer to live in a world where Sean Dyche isn’t angry with us, so: Sean, we’re with you.

Burnley 1-0 Newcastle United: Clarets move 7th

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  • Hendrick scores 2nd half winner
  • Five saves for Pope, four for Elliot
  • Clarets leapfrog Magpies

Burnley ended its losing skid at one match, using a late Jeff Hendrick goal to knock off Newcastle United and rise back into the Top Seven with a 1-0 win at Turf Moor on Monday.

It’s Newcastle’s first loss since Sept. 24, and leaves the Magpies ninth with 14 points.

The clubs had drawn the only two matches they’ve played since 1983, including 1-1 at Turf Moor on Dec. 2, 2014.

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The Clarets roared out of the gate, with Steven Defour winning a fourth-minute corner kick as a result of near exclusive possession for the hosts.

Jeff Hendrick headed an offering toward goal that Jonjo Shelvey turned out of play for another corner eventually collected by Newcastle backstop Rob Elliot.

Newcastle’s first time in Burnley’s end was a ninth minute corner. Christian Atsu couldn’t get over a bouncing ball and sent it over the frame from in tight.

Shelvey tested Burnley keeper Nick Pope in the 18th minute, but the hard hit was right at the backstop.

Elliot had some work to do, but wasn’t particularly troubled aside from an oddly flighted cross from Robbie Brady in the 29th minute.

Ashley Barnes nodded a deflected cross wide of Elliot’s right post soon after that.

As the match hit half at nil-nil, this stat did not bode well for the Magpies:

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Pope made a fine flying save on Ayoze Perez in the 50th minute to concede a Newcastle corner, but the short corner led to nothing.

At the other end Elliot snared James Tarkowski‘s header of a Brady free kick.

Elliot made a fine parry on Jack Cork before Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s deft cross over the fray allowed Hendrick to finish beyond a desperate Yedlin.

Joselu dragged a shot wide in the 82nd minute in the Magpies’ best scoring bid of the half. Shelvey then let fly with a low 22-yard strike into Pope’s arms.

Elliot made a low save on Barnes in the 89th minute, and Pope made a full-stretch parry on Isaac Hayden deep in stoppage. Elliot came up for the ensuing corner, and Javier Manquillo flicked a cross over the bar.

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Everton 0-1 Burnley: Clarets add another big win

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  • Hendrick scores lone goal
  • Everton edges shots 21-5
  • Clarets behind only Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal

Jeff Hendrick‘s first half goal sent Burnley sixth and piled kindling under Ronald Koeman‘s chair as Everton fell 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Clarets now have 12 points, five more than disappointing 16th place Everton.

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Everton was on the front foot early, with one chance nodded wide of the frame and a terrific intervention from James Tarkowski denying Oumar Niasse a 11th minute shot.

A Burnley attempt through traffic was slapped away by Everton backstop Jordan Pickford.

Gylfi Sigurdsson missed an early shot, and then flubbed an in-tight opportunity to allow a tackle.

Hendrick put a delicious cherry on a good-looking team goal. Canadian national teamer Scott Arfield slipped Stephen Ward into the right corner, and Hendrick touched around Morgan Schneiderlin to smoothly put a shot behind Pickford.

Everton brought on Wayne Rooney with less than a half hour to play, and the Toffees did look improved in attack.

Rooney’s header of a Sigurdsson cross went unknowingly off Matthew Lowton, and the Toffees had a series of corners.

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Burnley 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Dier, Son break down Clarets

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  • Spurs sit 2nd with 62 points
  • Burnley five above drop
  • Dier first goal since 2015

Eric Dier and Son Heung-min scored to help Spurs cut Chelsea’s Premier League lead to seven points, as Tottenham went into Turf Moor and beat Burnley 2-0 on Saturday.

Spurs had to use all three of their subs on injured starters, as Harry Winks, Victor Wanyama, and Vincent Janssen all left the match.

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After a sleepy opening half hour, Dele Alli missed a big chance to make it 1-0 when Tom Heaton slapped Christian Eriksen‘s shot into his path. Dele had to shoot while avoiding a fallen Burnley player, and skied his shot over the bar.

Bad news for Spurs before the break, as Harry Winks needed to be stretchered off. Early reports cite ankle ligament damage for the promising midfielder.

The wall twice denied Eriksen off a 49th minute free kick, first leaping to head down his set piece before knocking away his rebound effort.

Heaton was called into action to deny Ben Davies after some fine work from Vincent Janssen.

Spurs found the net off a corner kick, as Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick pushed the corner to a waiting Dier. The English international took his time to rip one through traffic.

The visitors made it 2-0 within a quarter-hour when Son scored off a Dele cross.

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