English Premiership

Leicester City still hopeful of signing Esteban Cambiasso

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson remains keen on bringing Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso to the King Power Stadium. Pearson says negotiations with the 33-year-old are ongoing as he prepares his side for their Premier League return against Everton on Saturday. He had been hoping to keep any deal secret until an agreement could be reached but news of the potential signing ...

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Southampton sign Steaua Bucharest’s Florin Gardos

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Southampton have completed the signing of Steaua Bucharest defender Florin Gardos on a four-year deal. Gardos, 25, arrives for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £6m, and becomes Southampton’s second signing of the day following the arrival of Hull City striker Shane Long. The Romania international centre-back is Southampton’s seventh signing. “This is one of the happiest days of ...

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Crystal Palace sign Martin Kelly from Liverpool

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Crystal Palace have announced the signing of defender Martin Kelly from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old passed a medical before agreeing terms on a three-year contract, and he is expected to be handed his Palace debut in their season opener at Arsenal this weekend. Kelly graduated from the Liverpool academy and made his senior debut in 2009, but ...

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Southampton sign Shane Long from Hull City

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Southampton have signed Hull City striker Shane Long for an undisclosed fee, reported to be about £12m. The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international has agreed a four-year contract at St Mary’s. He becomes Southampton’s sixth signing of the summer and joins in time for Sunday’s trip to Liverpool. “It was a hard decision for me to make, but when you ...

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It’s a dream come true to play in the EPL – Christian Atsu

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Black Stars winger, Christian Twasam Atsu has described his loan move from Chelsea to Everton as a dream-come-true for him. The former Porto player completed his move to the Merseyside side on Wednesday after he attained his working permit and passed a medical. Christian Atsu made 28 appearances and scored 5 goals on loan for Vitesse Arnhem in the Eridevise ...

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Juan Mata hopes to improve Man United’s fortunes

Juan Mata: Looking to help United get back into the Champions League

Juan Mata is hoping the 2014/15 campaign will see his fortunes improve along with those of his employers, Manchester United. The Spain international was taken to Old Trafford in January, with David Moyes smashing United’s transfer record to seal a £37million deal with Chelsea. With United enduring a campaign of toil, which eventually cost Moyes his job, it took Mata ...

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Chelsea can challenge for many years – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Excited about the future at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho believes the squad he has assembled at Chelsea is capable of competing at the top for the next decade. In his second season back at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho has spent £75million on summer recruits – in the form of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. He has also returned club legend Didier Drogba to west London while ...

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Vincent Kompany signs five-year deal with Man City

Vincent Kompany: New long-term deal for City captain

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year deal, tying him to the club until 2019. The 28-year-old joins Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in committing his future to the Barclays Premier League champions ahead of the start of their title defence. Kompany has been a central part of City’s success since his arrival at the ...

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Everton sign Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea

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Everton have completed the signing of Black Stars winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The club announced the deal on their official website on Wednesday after the player passed a medical and secured a work permit. The deal had been mooted for several weeks but appeared to have stalled because Everton could not guarantee him a regular ...

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Jon Walters could leave Stoke City

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Jon Walters concedes that added competition for places at Stoke City could lead to him being ushered towards the exits. The Republic of Ireland international has spent the last four years at the Britannia Stadium and is closing on 200 appearances for the club – having once figured in 100 successive Premier League fixtures. It remains to be seen, though, ...

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