Ridder hope

Wigan midfielder Daniel De Ridder has reiterated his desire to stay in the Premier League. The Dutchman was loaned to Hapoel Tel Aviv for part of last season, helping them win Ligat Ha'al, but having entered the final year of his contract, he hopes to impress manager Roberto Martinez during a four-day training camp in Sweden.

Gai Assulin is undergoing a week-long trial at Blackburn Rovers.

‚óŹ Confusion surrounds the future of Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim. There were reports that the player failed an initial medical at West Ham and was sent for further tests, which we believe he passed. As we went to press, the club were unable to confirm whether or not the transfer had gone through. See more on thejc.com.

    Last updated: 11:26am, July 22 2010