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Newcastle’s Joselu hopes to hit the ground running

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Newcastle United’s new summer signing Joselu believes the Spanish influence at the club will help him make a strong start at the club.

The former Real Madrid man signed a three-year deal with the Magpies for a fee believed to be £5 million. The 27-year-old claims he can get the goals for manager Rafael Benitez, who he cites as the principal reason why he decided to come to Tyneside.

Premier League Betting Tips: August 19-21, 2017

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Photo: Newcastle agree fee for attacker; Player poses with club shirt, will wear this number

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Newcastle United have agreed on a deal to sign the Stoke City forward Joselu.

The transfer has been confirmed by the Magpies and Joselu has signed a three-year contract at St James’ Park. Newcastle will pay around £5m for the Spanish forward. Stoke City paid £5.75m for Joselu and it seems that they decided to cut their losses and get rid of the player.

Stoke City target Belgian centre-back to boost defence

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Stoke City are interested in signing Club Brugge centre-back Bjorn Engels, according to reports in Belgium.

Engels stands at a towering 6ft 4in and was previously reported to be attracting interest from Arsenal and Everton. The 22-year-old has already played two games for Brugge this season in the Jupiler Pro League.

Arsenal’s Wenger admits no progress on Sanchez contract talks

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London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal remain at an impasse over new contract talks, manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.

Wenger’s admission will only heighten speculation the 28-year-old Chile international forward will join Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Sanchez, who played under City manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, is presently injured with an abdominal strain which will keep him out of Saturday’s game against Stoke City and prevented him from playing in the opening 4-3 win over Leicester City.

Stoke City take stunning swipe at new West Ham striker

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Stoke City have used the announcement of new signing Jese Rodriguez to hit back at former striker Marko Arnautovic.

Jese has joined Stoke on loan from PSG and replaces Arnautovic who left the club for West Ham last month after demanding a transfer.

The Austrian didn’t leave Stoke quietly, publicly accusing his old club of lacking ambition.

Official: PSG forward Jese Rodriguez completes Premier League move

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Paris Saint-Germain outcast Jese Rodriguez has joined Premier League side Stoke City on a season-long loan deal.

Since his £22.5 million move from Real Madrid 12 months ago, the 24-year-old managed to secure just eight league starts in France before being offloaded to Las Palmas on short term loan contract.

Stoke City boast more Champions League winners than any Premier League club

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Stoke City are closing in on Paris Saint-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez who is set to join Mark Hughes’s side on a season long loan deal.

The Spaniard was scheduled for a medical on Monday and an announcement to confirm his signing is imminent. The 24-year-old had to endure a torrid time in Paris since his move from Real Madrid in 2016.

PSG forward Jese Rodriguez set for sensational move to the Premier League

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Paris Saint-Germain outcast Jese Rodriguez is close to joining Stoke City on a season-long loan deal.

The Spain International was widely expected to join Serie A side Fiorentina on a two year loan contract with view to a permanent transfer but a deal has failed to materialize.

And according to several sources, Jese has turned down a move to Italy and has instead opted to join Stoke City after deciding to test himself in the Premier League.

Watford’s Andre Gray and other Premier League Transfers of the week (up to 11th August)

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Rooney makes his mark as Everton return starts with a win

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Wayne Rooney gave Everton fans plenty of hope for the season ahead with a superb winner against Stoke City on Saturday.

It was a fairytale return to his boyhood club as the striker headed home during first-half injury time to seal a 1-0 victory for the Toffees.

Rooney’s goal was the icing on the cake from a performance that highlighted the 31-year-old’s undoubted quality.

Liverpool clash with Manchester United tops Sky Sports’ October coverage

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Premier League fans are in for a treat during October and November as Sky Sports screens seven big head-to-heads between last season’s top six over the two months.

Sky Sports Premier League will show 22 matches from England’s top tier, with Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United on Saturday October 14 the standout fixture.

Premier League 2017-18: Manchester United to win title, Jesus to top goalscoring charts

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is only a matter of days away from starting and the hype around the upcoming campaign is fully justified.

With more top-quality players arriving on British shores over the summer, the top teams refining their squads and a number of interesting sub-plots, fans are right to get excited about the action returning.

Alvaro Morata, Joe Hart, Kurt Zouma: Transfers of the Week (July 17th-21st)

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Stoke’s Arnautovic in £25m move to West Ham

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London (AFP) – Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic is to join Premier League rivals West Ham United in a move potentially worth £25 million ($32 million, 28 million euros), both clubs announced Saturday.

“West Ham United are delighted to announce the club-record signing of Austria attacker Marko Arnautovic,” the Hammers said on their website.

Stoke’s Arnautovic in £25m move to West Ham

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London (AFP) – Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic is to join Premier League rivals West Ham United in a move potentially worth £25 million ($32 million, 28 million euros), both clubs announced Saturday.

“West Ham United are delighted to announce the club-record signing of Austria attacker Marko Arnautovic,” the Hammers said on their website.

Photo: Chelsea confirm double deal, including six-year contract

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Chelsea have confirmed Kurt Zouma has completed a loan move to Stoke City on Friday after the defender signed a new six-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

A statement on the Premier League winners’ official website read, “Kurt Zouma has signed a new six-year contract and will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Stoke City.

Chelsea agree deal for highly rated defender, club director delighted after sealing agreement

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Chelsea have agreed on a deal with Stoke City for the loan transfer of Kurt Zouma.

The highly talented centre back will look to continue his development with regular first team football with the Potters now.

Chelsea have confirmed the agreement on their official website. The Premier League champions have also revealed that Zouma has signed a new six-year contract with them.

Free Transfer XI: The best bargain Bosman deals your club could sign this summer

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West Ham set to sign attacker within 48 hours, Hammers agree club record fee for star

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West Ham have been trying to sign the Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City and it seems that the deal is close to being finalised.

According to London Evening Standard, the Stoke City forward will join the Hammers within the next 48 hours for a club record fee.

As per the report, both clubs have agreed a £23 million deal for the 28-year-old Austrian international.

West Ham set to submit improved offer for tricky wide forward, star keen on joining Hammers

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West Ham are set to submit a third offer for the Stoke City attacker Marko Arnautovic.

The Hammers are determined to sign the Austrian this summer and have already failed with two attempts to sign him. Stoke have turned down two bids in the region of £15m and £20m.

According to Sky Sports, the player is very keen on the move and has already informed Stoke of his desire.

Crystal Palace agree deal to sign defender, 25-yr-old impressed in the Premier League last season

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Crystal Palace are looking to improve their back four before the start of the season and Frank de Boer has looked at the Porto star Bruno Martins Indi as an ideal target.

According to The Times, the Eagles have already agreed on a deal with Porto for the Holland international but the player is yet to undergo his medical at Selhurst Park.

Bilic wants 28-yr-old to complete attacking trio; West Ham preparing third bid, star keen on move

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West Ham United are desperate to improve their attacking unit this summer and the Hammers are doing their best to lure Marco Arnautovic away from Stoke City.

The Londoners have already had two bids rejected for the Austrian attacker and according to London Evening Standard, they are considering a third offer for the player.

West Ham target submits transfer request to end his four-year spell at Stoke City

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Marko Arnautovic has handed in a transfer request to end his four year spell at Stoke City, the Sky Sports report.

Since joining the Potters in 2013 for merely £2 million from Werder Bremen, Arnautovic has made 145 appearances for the Potters scoring 26 goals and providing 32 assists.

But the Austrian International has reportedly grown increasingly frustrated with what he believes is a lack of ambition at the bet365 stadium and has submitted a formal transfer request after holding talks with Stoke manager Mark Hughes last week.

Burnley agree deal to sign PL forward, transfer could help West Ham land £15m target

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Burnley are close to signing the Stoke City forward Jonathan Walters this summer.

According to Sky Sports, the Clarets have already agreed a deal with Stoke and the player is now expected to complete his medical and agree on personal terms.

As per the report, the bid from Burnley could rise to £3m and the transfer could be finalised before the start of next week.

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.

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Spaniard Jese joins Stoke on loan from PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday.

“Jese was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us,” said Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes.

Spaniard Jese joins Stoke on loan from PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday.

“Jese was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us,” said Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes.

Stoke’s Arnautovic set for West Ham move

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London (AFP) – Austrian international forward Marko Arnautovic is to undergo a medical at West Ham United on Wednesday after the London club agreed a £24 million ($31 million, 27 million euros) fee with Stoke City.

West Ham had two previous bids rejected for the 28-year-old, but Stoke have decided to cash in after the Austrian expressed a desire to leave the Midlands club.

Transfers & Rumours

Official: Stoke City Sign Jese Rodriguez On Loan, Add To Impressive Haul Of Ex-Champions League Winners (Photo)

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In what surely must be the first recorded interaction between the two sides, Stoke City have signed Jese Rodriguez from PSG.

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Reports: Unlikely As It May Seem, Stoke City Are Poised To Sign Jese Rodriguez From PSG

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As unlikely as it may sound, Stoke City are close to signing Jese Rodriguez from PSG on a season-long loan.

According to John Percy in the Telegraph, the former Real Madrid prodigy has undergone a medical with the Potters this morning, with an official announcement now imminent.

Stoke are set to announce the signing of PSG striker Jese Rodriguez.

Official: Stoke Shore Up €7.7m Deal To Re-Sign Bruno Martins Indi On Permanent Basis (Photo & Video)

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After dragging it out for months, Stoke City have finally shaken on a €7.7million deal with Porto to re-sign Bruno Martins Indi on a permanent basis.

The Dutch international centre-back spent last season on loan at the Potters, who reportedly had to stave off interest from Crystal Palace to recapture their man.

Official: Kurt Zouma Joins Stoke On Season-Long Loan From Chelsea (Photo)

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Stoke City have pulled off a rather neato little coup by securing the services of Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The deal was made official this afternoon...

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Official: Burnley Sign Veteran Attacker Jonathan Walters From Stoke

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Burnley have signed Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters from Stoke City on a two-year deal.

The deal for the 33-year-old could rise to £3m for Burnely, with Walters the Clarets' second signing of the summer, coming after the arrival of Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor.

The Merseyside-born Walters started his career with Blackburn in 1998 before lining out for the likes of Bolton, Hull and Ipswich in a fine career built on hard-work and muscle rather than any great flair.

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Stoke City to land PSG star in shock transfer swoop

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Paris Saint-German winger Jesé Rodriguez has rejected an offer from Italian outfit Fiorentina in favour of Stoke City, according to reports in Italy.

La Nazione are reporting that the Spaniard prefers to play in the English Premier League and is keen to join Mark Hughes’ team.

Friday Kickoff: Betis set to sign Guardado, Barca after Verratti and more

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One Mexican star looks set for Spain while an Italian star may not be joining La Liga any time soon despite major interest.

Real Betis sporting vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer says the club is set to sign Mexican star Andres Guardado, who has been linked with a move to MLS. (REPORT)

Barcelonapresident Josep Maria Bartomeu says there is mutual interest between the club and Marco Verratti, but Paris Saint-Germain is reluctant to sell the star midfielder.

Videos

Prodigal: Wayne Rooney Scores 199th Premier League Goal On Second Debut As Everton Pip Stoke At Goodison (Video)

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Just as the prophecy foretold, Wayne Rooney scored the winning goal on his second debut for his boyhood club as Everton narrowly pipped Stoke City.

Mere seconds before half-time, Rooney rose like a trout to headDominic Calvert-Lewin's deep cross past Jack Butland the release of tension almost palpable in the ensuing celebration.

Crouchy Did NOT Have His Nachos: Peter Crouch Refutes Legendary Podcast Yarn About Him Demanding Food In Southampton Takeaway (Video)

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"Crouchy's Having His Nachos!"

It is quite possibly the finest piece of footballing apocrypha to emerge from the early podcast scene: the tale recounted by Guardian writer Sean Ingle of the time a friend of his was confronted by a rampaging Peter Crouch in a fast food restaurant in Southampton.

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£5 Per Week: Sir Stanley Matthews’ First Ever Stoke City Contract Goes Up For Auction (Photo)

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The Wizard of Dribble: Sir Stanley Matthews in action for Stoke, 1938

The very first contract that Sir Stanley Matthews signed with Stoke City as a 17-year-old in 1932 is about to come up for auction.

Perhaps unsurprising for an 85-year-old document, the contract offers a timely glimpse into professional football's humble past, with Matthews signing on to earn a princely £5 per week at the Potters, dropping to £3 per week in the off-season.

Kurt Zouma due to hold talks with Stoke City and West Brom

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