Winston Reid has said the club are looking forward to their pre-season matches in Germany
“It’s always an exciting time as the season approaches, welcoming new guys to the squad and getting to know them.
“We’ve got Pablo, Joe and Marko in and, of course, we know them all very well from playing against them in the Premier League. They are all top, experienced players and they’ll add a lot to the squad here.
“We’ll be working hard on our fitness and sharpness in Germany with training and the three matches, then it’s the big one against Manchester City in Iceland, where we all know football is really booming, so we can’t wait for that game.”
Lee Bowyer believes the arrival of Joe Hart is one of the best in the Premier League so far
“Joe Hart is a massive signing. I think he’s probably one of the better signings so far in the Premiership because to get a goalkeeper of his stature I think that’s what we lacked last season.
“I think he’s a great signing.
Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk revealed the club have made an attempt to sign West Ham target Jack Wilshere
“We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere.
“It will be a difficult move to pull off.”
Galatasaray chairman Dursun Ozbek has said the club are hopeful of signing Sofiane Feghouli
“It is not right to say something without definite. It is true that it is the talks, we will reach the happy end, we continue our contacts with Feghouli, but this trip is our own one.”