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Grabban haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark

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London (AFP) – Lewis Grabban returned to haunt Norwich as the Sunderland striker’s double inspired a 3-1 win over his former club in the Championship on Sunday.

Grabban, on loan from Bournemouth, scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help Simon Grayson’s side secure their first league victory following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

Grabban haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark

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London (AFP) – Lewis Grabban returned to haunt Norwich as the Sunderland striker’s double inspired a 3-1 win over his former club in the Championship on Sunday.

Grabban, on loan from Bournemouth, scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help Simon Grayson’s side secure their first league victory following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

Loan star Hegazi gives West Brom victory

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Egyptian international defender Ahmed Hegazi scored the only goal as West Brom edged Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

It was a deserved three points for the Baggies who had a hatful of chances to win by a more convincing scoreline.

Loan star Hegazi gives West Brom victory

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Egyptian international defender Ahmed Hegazi scored the only goal as West Brom edged Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

It was a deserved three points for the Baggies who had a hatful of chances to win by a more convincing scoreline.

Who will win the Premier League Golden Boot? 12 candidates to be top scorer

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As the new Premier League season fast approaches, one question on everyone's mind, as always, is who's going to be the top goalscorer this season? Here are the top ten favourites to win the...

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Wolves odds-on favourites to sign Premier League forward, he could help them secure promotion

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Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are odds-on favourites to sign the highly rated Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe this summer.

SkyBet are offering odds of 9/4 for the striker to end up at Wolves this summer. However, it is important to note that this is merely speculation from the bookmakers and it does not confirm Wolves’ interest in signing the player.

Defoe’s mum decisive factor in Bournemouth return

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London (AFP) – England striker Jermain Defoe admitted his mind was made up about a return to Premier League side Bournemouth when he saw his mother’s reaction.

The 34-year-old scored 19 goals, including in a club record 10 successive matches, during his previous spell at the then third-tier club on loan from West Ham United in 2000/2001.

Defoe’s mum decisive factor in Bournemouth return

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London (AFP) – England striker Jermain Defoe admitted his mind was made up about a return to Premier League side Bournemouth when he saw his mother’s reaction.

The 34-year-old scored 19 goals, including in a club record 10 successive matches, during his previous spell at the then third-tier club on loan from West Ham United in 2000/2001.

Official: Bournemouth sign Chelsea defender for club record £20m transfer fee

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Bournemouth have announced the signing of Nathan Aké from Chelsea in a club record transfer deal.

The Dutch International has penned down a long-term contract to join the Cherries, who will reportedly pay £20 million for the player’s services.

Ake made a big impression on Eddie Howe after spending the first half of last season on loan at Bournemouth but the Cherries manager was left in disarray after the versatile defender was recalled by Chelsea in January.

Official: Jermain Defoe completes Premier League move on three-year contract

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English striker Jermain Defoe has completed his move from Sunderland to join AFC Bournemouth on a three-year deal.

Defoe triggered a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave on a free transfer if Sunderland were relegated. The 34-year-old returns to Bournemouth after a successful loan spell at the club 16 years ago.

Chelsea transfer set to be finalised in the next 48 hours, fee agreed for highly rated defender

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Chelsea defender Nathan Ake is all set to join Bournemouth this summer.

The highly talented Dutchman will sign a five-year contract with the Cherries. Ake was on loan at Bournemouth last season and Eddie Howe was thoroughly impressed with the 22-year-old.

According to Guardian, a deal has been agreed between the two clubs and the Cherries will shell out a club record fee of £20m for Ake.

Bournemouth to announce a second Chelsea signing a £20m defender!

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It's being reported that Bournemouth are set to announce the £20m signing of Nathan Ake from Chelsea once the player returns from his holidays early next month.

I must stress that these are unconfirmed reports at this stage as we wait to hear anything with substantial credibility but then again I wouldn't be surprised as the player himself has to be frustrated figure walking away from Stamford Bridge last month having joined in the Premier League trophy celebrations.

Roundup: Chelsea have matched asking price for top class star, personal terms already agreed

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a left-back this summer and the Blues have been linked with the Juventus star Alex Sandro.

The Brazilian has had a sensational season with the Italian champions and he would be an upgrade on Marcos Alonso if he can adapt to the challenges of English football.

Tottenham and Manchester United heading to USA for pre-season friendlies

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The 2017/18 Premier League is set to start on 12 August, 2017, and clubs have been revealing their summer 2017 plans.

Find out where all Premier League clubs will be playing this summer, with Australia, the Far East, United States and Continental Europe all playing host to English teams with plenty of big matches against top European opposition to watch.

Veteran Defoe set for Bournemouth move

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London (AFP) – Veteran England striker Jermain Defoe is set to join Premier League side Bournemouth after undergoing a medical, he told BBC Radio on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old - who scored 15 goals in the Premier League for Sunderland last season but is able to leave for free as he had an escape clause in his contract should they be relegated - said it would be announced officially in July.

Veteran Defoe set for Bournemouth move

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London (AFP) – Veteran England striker Jermain Defoe is set to join Premier League side Bournemouth after undergoing a medical, he told BBC Radio on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old - who scored 15 goals in the Premier League for Sunderland last season but is able to leave for free as he had an escape clause in his contract should they be relegated - said it would be announced officially in July.

Tottenham target speaks out about rumours – ‘It’s nice to be talked about in a positive way’

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Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Adam Smith has admitted that it is flattering to be linked with the North London club but for the time being is focussing on Bournemouth.

The 26-year-old right-back has become a mainstay in an impressive Cherries team, with the forward-thinking defender proving he can be a dangerous outlet for the Vitality Stadium outfit in the Premier League.

Bournemouth sign Begovic from Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Bournemouth signed Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Premier League champions Chelsea in a reported £10 million ($12 million, 11 million euros) deal on Tuesday.

Begovic spent most of his two years with Chelsea as the back up to Thibaut Courtois and he has left Stamford Bridge in search of regular first-team action.

3 players set to leave Sunderland – and where they might end up

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Sunderland's bleak Premier League campaign ended in relegation last weekend as Josh King's late winner for Bournemouth confirmed the Black Cats will be playing in the Championship next season. Having...

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Two own goals as Bournemouth ensure safety

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Bournemouth will play Premier League football again next season after they benefited from a late own goal to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Stoke City on Saturday.

The point for Stoke means they too are realistically safe from relegation for another year after a topsy-turvy game that featured two own goals and several missed chances.

Emre Can, Victor Wanyama, King… Names of the Premier League, week 35

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As we head into the season's final month, there's still plenty to play for in the Premier League (unless you're Sunderland). Which performances impressed us enough to make Names of...

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Sunderland’s 10-year Premier League stay ends

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League is over after Josh King’s late strike gave Bournemouth a 1-0 victory that condemned the Black Cats to relegation on Saturday.

David Moyes’ side slumped out of the English top-flight with a whimper as the latest dismal display in a wretched campaign ended with King’s winner in the 88th minute.

Sunderland’s 10-year Premier League stay ends

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League is over after Josh King’s late strike gave Bournemouth a 1-0 victory that condemned the Black Cats to relegation on Saturday.

David Moyes’ side slumped out of the English top-flight with a whimper as the latest dismal display in a wretched campaign ended with King’s winner in the 88th minute.

Misery Compounded: Home Defeat To Bournemouth Sees Sunderland Relegated From The Premier League…

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It's been on the cards for weeks if not months, but a 1-0 home defeat against Bournemouth today was enough to officially relegate Sunderlandfrom the Premier League.

Josh King's 12th goal of 2017 (coupled with Hull's draw against Southampton) was enough to resign the Black Cats to their fate, leaving them 13 points from safety with just four games left to go.

Christian Benteke, Anthony Martial, Tom Carroll… Names of the Premier League, week 34

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Wenger mulls second chance for ‘great player’ Wilshere

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is weighing up whether to end Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal exile after the injury-plagued England international’s latest fitness setback.

Wenger sent Wilshere on loan to Bournemouth earlier this season in a bid to give the midfielder a chance to prove his fitness and form after several seasons of injury problems.

Wenger mulls second chance for ‘great player’ Wilshere

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger is weighing up whether to end Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal exile after the injury-plagued England international’s latest fitness setback.

Wenger sent Wilshere on loan to Bournemouth earlier this season in a bid to give the midfielder a chance to prove his fitness and form after several seasons of injury problems.

Chelsea

Nathan Ake reacts to his move from Chelsea to Bournemouth

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Bournemouth's new signing Nathan Ake has been giving his thoughts on his move to the Vitality Stadium and reflecting on his time at former club...

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Chelsea’s farewell message to Nathan Ake

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Chelsea have posted a farewell message to defender Nathan Ake after he completed his transfer to Bournemouth. The Blues tweeted to wish the...

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Bournemouth sign Chelsea’s Nathan Ake

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Bournemouth have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Nathan Ake for a club record fee. The Cherries are believed to have paid £20m to bring Ake...

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Chelsea linked with second rate Goalkeeper released by Pep Guardiola!

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According to reports, Chelsea have made their move to sign a replacement Goalkeeper after Asmir Begovic signed for Bournemouth and it's someone released by Pep Guardiola!

Let me start by saying it's not Joe Hart! Let's be honest, with Thibaut Courtois expected to sign a new improved contract it was never going to be.

Official: Bournemouth Complete £10m Deal To Sign Asmir Begovic From Chelsea (Photo)

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In nice, sensible news, Bournemouth have parted with £10million of their Premier League prize money to sign Asmir Begovic from Chelsea.

The Bosnian goalkeeper, 29, is actually rejoining the Cherries, having made eight appearances on loan from Portsmouth in 2007.

Jermain Defoe

Official: Jermain Defoe, 34, Rejoins Bournemouth On Rather Large Three-Year Contract

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Jermain Defoe has officially rejoined Bournemouth, 16 years after first signing for the club as a teenager on a season-long loan from West Ham.

The transferwas struck back in May, but the Cherries had to allow Defoe's Sunderland contract to expire before rubber-stamping the whole hoo-ha.

The 34-year-old has signed a three-year deal worth around £20million in wages, which is pretty darn steep for a man approaching middle-age.

Reports: Jermain Defoe Agrees Three-Year, £130,000-Per-Week Deal To Join Bournemouth

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Looks like Jermain Defoe has no plans to hang around at Sunderland any longer than he has to.

Indeed, it's being reported principally by Sky Sports News that the 34-year-old striker has agreed a deal to join Bournemouth.

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agrees to join @afcbournemouth on free transfer from @SunderlandAFC Sky sources.

Arsenal

So where will Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere be playing next season?

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Arsenal fans are resigned to losing Jack Wilshere this summer, but where could he go? The England international has been rather downbeat when talking about the Gunners this term, which is a strange stance to come from a player widely considered to be 'Arsenal through-and-through'. Wilshere had been tipped to become a long-term captain of [.

Howe plays down Bournemouth return for Arsenal’s Wilshere

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Eddie Howe has played down the likelihood of Jack Wilshere returning to Bournemouth following his one-year loan spell from Arsenal. The Gunners allowed Jack to join the Cherries on a temporary deal this term as he looked to get his fitness, and his career back on track, and things had looked bright. Wilshere managed to [.

Transfer News and Gossip

Spurs linked with Bournemouth’s Adam Smith

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Tottenham Hotspur will move for Bournemouth right-back Adam Smith if they lose Kyle Walker this summer, according to the Daily Mirror. England...

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Joshua King happy to be linked with Tottenham transfer

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Bournemouth striker Joshua King says he is happy to be linked with a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. But the Norway international says he was unaware...

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The Rest

Burnley Manager Sean Dyche On Why Newcastle Are A Rich Club – We Cannot Catch Them

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It's really staggering when you think of clubs like Bournemouth, Swansea, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Stoke, Watford and West Brom have so much money to spend in the transfer market this summer as [...]

‘I Wanna Kick Some Ball Tonight’ – Bournemouth Defender Tyrone Mings Turns Out For 7-A-Side Game After Local Lads Answer Twitter Plea (Photos)

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With the season now over and done, Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings found himself stuck for something to keep him occupiedon Tuesday night.

As such, the 24-year-old put a plaintive plea out on Twitter in desperate search for a local football match to play in...

I wanna go kick some ball tonight ⚽

— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) May 23, 2017

Sure enough, quick as you like.