Premier League Allardyce backs Mourinho over 'lack of help'


"What I can say is that when he was at Bolton, West Ham and Sunderland, it was not always a pleasant game to play", Clichy said.

Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he is willing to sign a five-year deal worth £110,000 a week after helping to secure the club's Premier League status for another season.

"He loves Palace. As a youngster he has been brought up here, had a brief spell at Manchester United, came back, flourishing, getting a lot of publicity and, of course, with a bigger contract there is a bigger responsibility". The Ivory Coast worldwide has scored seven goals and provided nine assists this season, despite missing a month of league action due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

"You can look and move on with your life and say: 'Look what's happened at Crystal Palace and what can be built for next year'".

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Spurs are most likely focusing their attention on CB, CM, and wide attacking midfielders this summer as they try and improve the squad for another run at the Champions League next season and another possible title challenge. "The XI that play at Stockholm would probably not feature at all in this last game". Liverpool are believed to have placed a £30m (€35.1m) price tag on the 27-year-old's head, but Allardyce thinks there is a possibility of a permanent deal.

"Just come and get in amongst it, where I'm most familiar, and try and help another team that's said 'We're in a hard position, do you think you can help us get out of it?'"

"We will get more money in the turnover and if you get more money in the turnover you'll get extra budget (for wages and transfers)". If we do then great, if not we move on.

"It depends how much that pot weakens the financial position to strengthen other areas". "There will be a few players who want to leave the club because they have had a sniff somewhere else".