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Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley back in England contention - sources

Tom Cleverley could be recalled to the England squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil, sources close to Watford have told ESPN FC.

Midfielder Cleverley, who won the last of his 13 England caps in November 2013, is being considered by manager Gareth Southgate after an impressive start to the season with Watford.

The former Manchester United player has been ever-present in the Premier League, helping Marco Silva's side to eighth in the table.

Cleverley scored the winner against...

Watford's Tom Cleverley talks to ESPN FC about Man United, Everton, future

WATFORD, London -- Tom Cleverley has told ESPN FC he has had to "come home" to press the reset button on his career at Watford, but finally, at the age of 27, the former Manchester United midfielder believes he is in the right place at the right time.

A Premier League title winner with United, and a youngster described by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 as "potentially the best midfield player in Britain," Cleverley has ultimately been unable to live up to the hype after a combination of injury, loss...

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Man United's Reject XI led by Angel Di Maria, Wilfried Zaha, Javier Hernandez

It would not require a decoder to deduce that Jose Mourinho is dissatisfied with the squad of players he must work with at Manchester United. Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have each received public cold shoulders.

As well as spending £157.25 million last summer on new recruits, Mourinho is sifting through a group constructed by three other managers in Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. Last month, he expressed his regret at the sales of Danny Welbeck to...

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Craig Cathcart, Heurelho Gomes anchor Watford to clean sheet win over Sunderland

After a slow start, Watford dominated proceedings despite never being able to put the game out of Sunderland's reach in a 1-0 victory. The Hornets turned in a much improved performance while the hapless visitors look destined for the drop.

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After a run of poor performances and results, it was important for Watford to get a win against the Premier League's bottom club. While they were unable to fully capitalise on their superiority, Walter Mazzarri's team looked focussed, disciplined...


Watford to sign Tom Cleverley from Everton on permanent deal

Tom Cleverley joined Watford on loan in January.

Watford have announced that they have exercised their option to sign Tom Cleverley from Everton on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

Cleverley, 27, joined Watford on loan in January and will extend his stay at Vicarage Road after agreeing a five-year contract.

Sources had told ESPN FC this week that Watford would be obliged to make the deal permanent under the terms of the loan agreement if he played on Saturday due to an appearance clause. 

Tom Cleverley to make Watford move from Everton permanent - sources

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Tom Cleverley joined Watford on loan from Everton during the January transfer window.

Tom Cleverley is set to seal a permanent switch from Everton to Watford if he triggers a clause in his loan deal this weekend, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Cleverley, 27, joined Watford on loan during the January transfer window after finding himself down the pecking order at Everton.

Everton are willing to sell the midfielder as he does not figure in Ronald Koeman's plans at Goodison Park, with the January arrival of Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United helping fill his...