Ex-Liverpool forward Morientes has emphasised that his old club is a project and hopes Jurgen Klopp can lead them to success.
The Eagles' new signing Freddie Ladapo is very much one for the future, according to his new manager.
Sunderland are in need of wins as they battle relegation and face West Brom at the Stadium of Light this weekend.
The former Leicester City boss is the current bookies' favourite to replace Remi Garde at Villa Park.
Watford have enjoyed an entertaining season back in the Premier League, as they sit comfortably in 14th position and 11 points clear of Sunderland in 18th.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently in 12th place in the Championship table.
The Foxes are sitting pretty, five points clear at the top of the table, while the Saints are still chasing fourth spot.
Despite his best efforts, the full-back was unable to keep the Clarets in the Premier League last season.
Bank of America’s Bryan Weadock is stepping down from his role as co-head of global fixed-income sales to take personal leave, joining a growing number of senior Wall Street bond executives moving on amid an industrywide slump.
Deutsche Bank’s Michael Schoell, a senior trader of distressed debt, has left to join hedge-fund firm King Street Capital Management, people familiar with the move said.
The 23-year-old doesn't look like he's leaving Tottenham Hotspur any time soon.
West Ham United’s Robert Snodgrass is reportedly wanted by Leeds United and Newcastle United among other clubs in the summer transfer window.
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Aston Villa have not brought the reported Leeds United and Sunderland target to Germany.
Newcastle United could make a late play for one of West Ham United's primary transfer targets, according to reports.
A round-up of Friday's transfer news involving Newcastle United.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers should consider the Aston Villa man.
The Manchester City man is reportedly close to sealing a switch to Leicester City, but Newcastle United should consider gatecrashing the party.
Matthew Pennington has joined Leeds United from Everton on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.
The Celtic boss backs Tom Rogic to score over 15 goals this season.
David Cameron has said his government is “not ruling anything out” when it comes to helping to rescue the British steel industry, but warned that he does not believe that nationalisation is the right answer.
The Potters have been on a fine run in the Premier League that has seen them climb to eighth place, winning four of their last six games.
The 49-year-old Frenchman left Villa on Tuesday night after only 147 days in charge, but did the team make any improvement during his reign?