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Chelsea summer signings: Have Antonio Conte’s dealings made Chelsea a better team?

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by Molly Hudson At times being a Chelsea fan is like living in a washing machine; are we up, down or in a spin cycle? Perhaps this mirrors the life of the players at Stamford Bridge, from the youth...

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Key defender Lamine Kone commits to Sunderland

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London (AFP) Highly rated Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone gave struggling Premier League side Sunderland a welcome boost on Wednesday by signing a new five-year contract.

The 27-year-old who only joined the club in January for £6 million (7m euros, $7.9m) agreed to the deal just weeks after he pushed for a £14 million move to rivals Everton on transfer deadline day.

Key defender Lamine Kone commits to Sunderland

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London (AFP) Highly rated Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone gave struggling Premier League side Sunderland a welcome boost on Wednesday by signing a new five-year contract.

The 27-year-old who only joined the club in January for £6 million (7m euros, $7.9m) agreed to the deal just weeks after he pushed for a £14 million move to rivals Everton on transfer deadline day.

Need a low-cost left-back, Liverpool? Free agents: 13 footballers your club could still sign for free

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It's the stuff of nightmares – your star player gets injured in a friendly against Andorra and you've only got callow youth players as back up. After the scrapping of the emergency loan system, free...

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Pogba’s financial ripple spreads across Europe

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Berlin (AFP) Premier League clubs hunting the likes of Paul Pogba spent ten times as much as French Ligue 1 counterparts during the transfer window, but envious rivals are nervously laughing all the way to the bank.

The 20 English Premier League clubs laid out 1.165 billion pounds (1.38 billion euros/$1.

Pogba’s financial ripple spreads across Europe

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Berlin (AFP) Premier League clubs hunting the likes of Paul Pogba spent ten times as much as French Ligue 1 counterparts during the transfer window, but envious rivals are nervously laughing all the way to the bank.

The 20 English Premier League clubs laid out 1.165 billion pounds (1.38 billion euros/$1.

Luiz stunner tops off billion-pound transfer blitz

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London (AFP) David Luiz made a surprise return to Chelsea on Wednesday as English Premier League clubs splashed out on the final day of a record-breaking, billion-pound mid-year transfer window.

In late deals, Brazil defender Luiz returned after two years at Paris Saint-Germain, while France midfielder Moussa Sissoko left Newcastle United for Tottenham Hotspur.

Luiz stunner tops off billion-pound transfer blitz

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London (AFP) David Luiz made a surprise return to Chelsea on Wednesday as English Premier League clubs splashed out on the final day of a record-breaking, billion-pound mid-year transfer window.

In late deals, Brazil defender Luiz returned after two years at Paris Saint-Germain, while France midfielder Moussa Sissoko left Newcastle United for Tottenham Hotspur.

What next for Jack Wilshere? Arsenal career at a crossroads as Bournemouth wait

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When Jack Wilshere broke Cesc Febregas' record as Arsenal's youngest ever player at the of just 16 years and 256 days, fewwould expect he'd be fighting for his Arsenal career eight...

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Hart completes loan move to Torino – Man City

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London (AFP) Out-of-favour Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined Italian club Torino on a season-long loan, the Premier League side announced on Wednesday.

"Joe Hart has joined @TorinoFC_1906 on a season-long loan good luck in Italy, Joe," City wrote on their official Twitter page.

Liverpool striker Ballotelli to have medical at Nice: report

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Nice (France) (AFP) Liverpool's outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli was to have a medical at French side Nice on Wednesday amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs, l'Equipe newspaper reported.

The 26-year-old could be sold or loaned to Nice, the report said. Once one of the biggest hopes in Europe, Balotelli has not played for Italy since the 2014 World Cup and has been told he is not wanted by Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp.

Liverpool striker Ballotelli to have medical at Nice: report

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Nice (France) (AFP) Liverpool's outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli was to have a medical at French side Nice on Wednesday amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs, l'Equipe newspaper reported.

The 26-year-old could be sold or loaned to Nice, the report said. Once one of the biggest hopes in Europe, Balotelli has not played for Italy since the 2014 World Cup and has been told he is not wanted by Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp.

Chelsea striker Bamford loaned to Burnley

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London (AFP) Young Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford has joined Burnley on a season-long loan, the two Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old England Under-21 international, signed from Nottingham Forest in January 2012, has never played a competitive game for Chelsea.

He has previously been loaned out to Milton Keynes Dons, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

Chelsea striker Bamford loaned to Burnley

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London (AFP) Young Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford has joined Burnley on a season-long loan, the two Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old England Under-21 international, signed from Nottingham Forest in January 2012, has never played a competitive game for Chelsea.

He has previously been loaned out to Milton Keynes Dons, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

NBC Sports to broadcast Transfer Deadline Day Special on Wednesday

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NBC Sports will broadcast a Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Special on Wednesday night from 5-8pm ET.

The program will air live on NBCSN, the NBC Sports App and Sling Blue.

The summer transfer window closes on Wednesday night at 6pm ET/3pm PT (11pm UK time), so the first hour of NBC's special program can bring viewers up to the minute transfer deals as they are announced across England and Wales.

NBC Sports to broadcast Transfer Deadline Day Special on Wednesday

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NBC Sports will broadcast a Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Special on Wednesday night from 5-8pm ET.

The program will air live on NBCSN, the NBC Sports App and Sling Blue.

The summer transfer window closes on Wednesday night at 6pm ET/3pm PT (11pm UK time), so the first hour of NBC's special program can bring viewers up to the minute transfer deals as they are announced across England and Wales.

Everton boss Koeman rules out Joe Hart move

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London (AFP) Everton manager Ronald Koeman has dismissed talk of a move for out of favour Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Hart is set to leave City after being reduced to a fringe role since Pep Guardiola's arrival as manager and the England international had been strongly linked with a switch to Everton.

Schalke swoop for Bentaleb and Stambouli

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Berlin (AFP) Schalke 04 strengthened their squad for the new German Bundesliga season on Thursday by confirming the loan signing of Algerian international Nabil Bentaleb and closing in on the capture of French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.

Schalke, who finished fifth in Germany's top flight last season to qualify for the Europa League, have signed Bentaleb from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan for a fee of around one million euros.

Hammers boss Bilic hints at Wilfried Bony move

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London (AFP) West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has hinted the injury-hit Premier League club could make a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony.

Bilic had been looking for a new forward throughout the close-season, but his need has grown more urgent after injuries to three of his main attacking options.

Hammers boss Bilic hints at Wilfried Bony move

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London (AFP) West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has hinted the injury-hit Premier League club could make a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony.

Bilic had been looking for a new forward throughout the close-season, but his need has grown more urgent after injuries to three of his main attacking options.

De Laet leaves Leicester for Aston Villa

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London (AFP) Belgian defender Ritchie de Laet has left Premier League champions Leicester City for a move across the Midlands to Championship side Aston Villa, it was announced on Tuesday.

De Laet, 27, has arrived at Villa Park on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, having helped Leicester win the Premier League title last season as well as being a member of the Middlesbrough team that gained promotion to the top flight while on loan to the north-east side.

Barcelona confirm ‘agreement’ with Manchester City for Bravo

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona have confirmed Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will join Manchester City as soon as the Spanish champions sign a replacement for him.

"We have an agreement in principle with Manchester City for Claudio Bravo. We are waiting for events this week. We will open the door for Claudio when we sign another goalkeeper," sporting director Robert Fernandez said after the 6-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona confirm ‘agreement’ with Manchester City for Bravo

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona have confirmed Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will join Manchester City as soon as the Spanish champions sign a replacement for him.

"We have an agreement in principle with Manchester City for Claudio Bravo. We are waiting for events this week. We will open the door for Claudio when we sign another goalkeeper," sporting director Robert Fernandez said after the 6-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday at the Camp Nou.

Everton sign winger Bolasie from Palace

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London (AFP) Democratic Republic of Congo winger Yannick Bolasie has joined Everton from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on a five-year contract, his new club announced on Monday.

The fee for the 27-year-old was not disclosed, but British media reports said Everton had paid 25 million pounds ($32.

Paul Pogba, John Stones and the top 10 biggest Premier League transfers this summer… and 5 that could still happen

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The transfer window stays open until the end of August, but the Premier League season kicks off in just a few days. Some clubs are yet to get going, while some have already got their business...

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Sunderland sign young Man Utd pair

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London (AFP) Sunderland have signed youngsters Paddy McNair and Donald Love from Manchester United for a combined fee of 5.5 million pounds ($7.1 million, 6.4 million euros), the club announced on Thursday.

The versatile 21-year-old players have both signed four-year contracts and join former United manager David Moyes at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland sign young Man Utd pair

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London (AFP) Sunderland have signed youngsters Paddy McNair and Donald Love from Manchester United for a combined fee of 5.5 million pounds ($7.1 million, 6.4 million euros), the club announced on Thursday.

The versatile 21-year-old players have both signed four-year contracts and join former United manager David Moyes at the Stadium of Light.

Wales captain Ashley Williams signs for Everton

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London (AFP) Wales captain Ashley Williams joined Everton from Premier League rivals Swansea on Wednesday to fill the gap left at Goodison Park by the departure of fellow central defender John Stones.

Tuesday saw England international Stones move to Manchester City for a a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros).

Wales captain Ashley Williams signs for Everton

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London (AFP) Wales captain Ashley Williams joined Everton from Premier League rivals Swansea on Wednesday to fill the gap left at Goodison Park by the departure of fellow central defender John Stones.

Tuesday saw England international Stones move to Manchester City for a a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros).

Man City sign Everton’s Stones for reported £47.5 mn

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London (AFP) Manchester City splashed out a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros) to sign England defender John Stones from Everton on Tuesday.

Stones agreed a six-year contract with City and is reported to have become the second most expensive defender in history behind Paris Saint Germain and Brazil star David Luiz.

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La Liga transfer deadline day: 6 possible deals and 3 Real Madrid players who could be leaving

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There have already been plenty of interesting transfers both in and out of La Liga this summer, but with a matter of hours to go before the transfer window closes there is still time for clubs to do...

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Renato Sanches, Alen Halilovic, Naby Keita… 14 Bundesliga summer transfers to get excited about

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They've kept us waiting over in Germany but the Bundesliga 2016/17 season finally kicks off this weekend. After a round of DFB German Cup action last weekend and the curtain-raising Super Cup,...

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Gonzalo Higuain, Pjanic, Candreva… 10 Serie A summer transfers to get excited about in 2016/17

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Serie A is back for another season and it's been a summer filled with eye-catching deals. Paul Pogba hogged most headlines in Italy but a number of interesting, shrewd and downright expensive...

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Andre Gomes, Ganso, Gaitan: 10 La Liga summer transfers to get excited about for 2016/17

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England's Premier League is the place to go foroutrageous spending this summer.Manchester United securedPaul Pogba's world record transfer and mid-table players are changing hands for...

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Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

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Cahill signs for Australia’s Melbourne City football club

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Sydney (AFP) Tim Cahill is returning to Australia to end his career playing in the A-League for Melbourne City, putting to rest speculation over the talismanic striker's future.

The 36-year-old, who is Australia's top goalscorer, signed a two-year playing contract with the sister club of the English Premier League's Manchester City after leaving Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hangzhou Greentown last month.

Cahill signs for Australia’s Melbourne City football club

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Sydney (AFP) Tim Cahill is returning to Australia to end his career playing in the A-League for Melbourne City, putting to rest speculation over the talismanic striker's future.

The 36-year-old, who is Australia's top goalscorer, signed a two-year playing contract with the sister club of the English Premier League's Manchester City after leaving Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hangzhou Greentown last month.

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says transfer ban ‘absurd’

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Madrid (AFP) Coach Zinedine Zidane has slammed as "absurd" a one-year transfer ban imposed on Real Madrid by FIFA for irregularities in the signing of foreign players under 18.

The Frenchman's own children are among those part of the case against the European champions.

FIFA dismissed Real and local rivals Atletico Madrid's appeals against a two-transfer-window ban on Thursday, meaning they will not be able to register any new players until January 2018 unless further appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport are successful.

Olympiakos sells Pulido to Guadalajara

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) Mexican striker Alan Pulido has been sold to Guadalajara by Olympiakos, the Greek champions announced Tuesday.

No details of the transfer were revealed by the Super League club but Greek media reported that Olympiakos will receive 6.5 million euros for the deal.

Pulido, 25, played in eight matches scoring five goals for Olympiakos last season and also played for Greek side Levadiakos and Mexico's Tigres UANL.