English Premiership

Liverpool complete £20m signing of Lazar Markovic

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Liverpool have completed the £20m signing of winger Lazar Markovic from Benfica on a “long-term deal”. The 20-year-old helped Benfica win the Portuguese title last season after joining the club from Partizan Belgrade in the summer of 2013. “I hope that I will fulfil the expectations of the supporters, coaches, players and all connected to the club,” he told Liverpool’s ...

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Van Gaal starts work as new Manchester United manager

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Louis van Gaal finally starts work as new Manchester United manager on Wednesday morning and will put his players through their paces as he gets to know the club’s Carrington training ground. The 62-year-old declined the opportunity to take a holiday after the Netherlands’s World Cup campaign and has instead decided to get straight down to business in Manchester, a ...

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Real Madrid ‘most valuable sports team’ – Forbes

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Spanish football club Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world’s most valuable sports teams. The club, who won the Champions League in May, is worth an estimated $3.44bn (£2bn), Forbes said. The top three slots are occupied by football clubs, with Barcelona in second place at $3.2bn, and Manchester United third, with a value of $2.81bn. ...

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Liverpool agree to sell Suarez to Barcelona

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Liverpool have announced that they have reached a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona over the transfer of Luis Suarez to the Catalan club. In a statement on their official website, the club announced “that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona.” It went on to state that the player had the ...

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Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £35 million, making him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history. The player signed a long-term contract after he passed a medical at the club on Thursday and becomes manager Arsene Wenger’s first major signing of the summer. He ...

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Nike to end kit deal with Man United

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Nike is ending a 13-year deal to manufacture Manchester United’s football kit. In a statement, the American sportswear company said “the terms that were on offer for a renewed contract did not represent good value for Nike’s shareholders”. It is thought that either Germany’s Adidas or Warrior will replace them. Manchester United did not qualify for this season’s Champions League ...

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Man City sign Malaga goalkeeper Caballero

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Manchester City have confirmed that they have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga on a three-year contract. The 32-year-old flew into Manchester on Monday and completed a medical for a deal worth €8 million. The Argentine told the club’s official website: “I am very happy and really looking forward to the start of pre-season and performing well to help the ...

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Man United unveil kit for new season

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Manchester United are the latest Premier League club to unveil their new home kit for the forthcoming season. The strip remains in the club’s traditional colours – red, white and black – with a new-look white collar. There is also a small label inside the back of the neck with the message ‘youth, courage, greatness’, which is said to signify ...

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Arsenal unveils kits for 14/15 season

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Arsenal have become the latest English Premier League club to unveil their new kits for the new season. Following successful kit launches by their rivals, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, Arsenal spectacularly outdoored their new kit in London, England. The ceremony on  included a projection of the club’s manager walking across the River Thames, and holograms of the Arsenal ...

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