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.
Newcastle United are likely to be on the look out for a new left-back next season.
Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic won against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership on Thursday evening.
Newcastle United stormed to promotion by signing proven Championship stars - and it appears Sunderland are attempting something very similar.
The Peterborough United chairman has had several high-profile dealings with his ex-Nottingham Forest counterpart.
Kenny McLean's fine midfield performance mastermined Aberdeen's ego-boosting 2-1 win against Rangers at Ibrox.
Newcastle United are reportedly preparing a move for Fulham ace Tom Cairney.
West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur allegedly hold a long-standing interest in the West Bromwich Albion target.
HITC Sport understands Bolton Wanderers have seen a number of first team players turn down new deals.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is said to be a target of Everton boss Ronald Koeman.
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?