English Premiership

Kolo Toure to stay at Liverpool despite Trabzonspor bid

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Liverpool defender Kolo Toure will stay at Anfield despite the club receiving a bid from Turkish side Trabzonspor, according to Sky Sports sources. The 33-year-old has a year left on his current contract after signing from Manchester City on a free transfer last summer. He made 24 appearances for the Reds last season, including 15 starts in the league as ...

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Wenger proud of barren years

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Arsene Wenger believes his role in ensuring Arsenal remained competitive during their barren years has been the most important achievement of his reign. Wenger’s side ended their nine-year trophy drought when they beat Hull City to win the FA Cup in May. The Frenchman had delivered three Premier League titles since taking the reins in 1996 but Arsenal’s move to ...

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Champions League warning for Man United

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Manchester United’s world record £750m kit deal with Adidas will be cut by 30% if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons from 2015-16. The German sportswear giant could also cancel the contract if the club get relegated from the Premier League. United failed to qualify for any of the European competitions this season after finishing ...

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Captain Thomas Vermaelen may leave – Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested club captain Thomas Vermaelen may leave the Gunners. The 28-year-old, part of the Belgium squad at the 2014 Fifa World Cup, has been linked with Manchester United. Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Wenger said defender Vermaelen is injured but admitted: “It is a possibility that he goes.” Vermaelen, who joined Arsenal from ...

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Jose Mourinho confirms Torres will stay at Chelsea

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News that Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window. Torres became Chelsea’s record signing in 2011 when he joined from Liverpool for a fee of around £50million. Mourinho has three strikers at his disposal this season following the recent arrival of Diego Costa and the return of Didier Drogba ...

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Everton sign Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku for £28m

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Everton have signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28m. The 21-year-old Belgian World Cup forward, who scored 16 goals on loan at Everton last season, has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park. Everton boss Roberto Martinez said: “This signing is not just important for this season. It is a significant day in the history of this ...

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Suarez was “too good for Arsenal” – Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard has revealed he told Luis Suarez to stay at Liverpool last season as he was too good for Arsenal. Suarez, who left Anfield for Barcelona earlier this month in a £75million deal, was linked with a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal last summer after they tabled a £40m bid for his services. However, Liverpool managed to keep ...

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Vanishing spray to be introduced in EPL this season

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The Premier League has announced that vanishing spray will be introduced in all Premier League games this season. The use of vanishing spray was one of the big talking points to emerge from the World Cup in Brazil this summer when it was used by referees to mark out a distance of 10 yards for defensive walls at free-kicks. UEFA ...

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Liverpool sign Divock Origi and striker returns to Lille on loan

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Liverpool have signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille for a fee of £10million. Sky sources understand Liverpool wanted the 19-year-old to join them immediately but Lille insisted the player return to the French club on loan for another season. Origi, who played for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil, has scored six goals in 35 appearances for the ...

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Arsenal sign Chambers from Southampton

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Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million. The 19-year-old, who completed a medical ahead of his move to the Emirates, becomes manager Arsene Wenger’s fourth signing of the summer. Wenger has already boosted his squad with aquisition of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina, but Chambers will ...

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