English Premiership

Valerenga 0-3 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku nets in routine win

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the second goal

Romelu Lukaku scored his third goal of pre-season as Manchester United eased to a 3-0 victory over Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday. Marouane Fellaini headed United in front in the 44th minute after a dominant first-half display, with Paul Pogba going close when he hit the post. Lukaku nodded in the second from a corner after coming on at half-time ...

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Arsenal 1-2 Sevilla: Alexandre Lacazette on target as Steven N’Zonzi stunner beats Arsenal

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his first goal at the Emirates.

A first Emirates goal from Alexandre Lacazette was cancelled out by a sensational second-half strike from Steven N’Zonzi to condemn Arsenal to a 2-1 defeat against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup. Sevilla took the lead just after half-time as Joaquin Correa latched onto Wissam Ben Yedder’s clever reverse ball and calmly slotted the ball past Petr Cech inside the area. ...

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Nemanja Matic: Man Utd close to signing Chelsea midfielder

Nemanja Matic was left out of Chelsea's pre-season tour of the Far East by manager Antonio Conte (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United are close to signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m. Matic, 28, would be United’s third summer buy – following £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. It will be the second time United manager Jose Mourinho has bought Matic, having signed him for Chelsea. Mourinho spent £21m in January ...

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Tottenham’s Kane would be dream Chelsea signing – Conte


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed his dream striker signing would be Tottenham’s Harry Kane. The Italian, who has brought in Alvaro Morata for £58m, was not suggesting the Blues are looking to buy the England striker, but spoke of his admiration for the 23-year-old. Kane has finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer for the past two seasons, and when answering a question ...

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Hernandez completes £16m West Ham move


West Ham United have completed the signing of striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen. The 29-year-old has agreed a three-year deal and joins the London club for £16million. The Mexico international becomes West Ham’s fourth summer signing, following Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart, both from Manchester City and Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City. “I am very happy to join West ...

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Man City complete signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy


Manchester City have signed Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, both clubs have announced. Neither club disclosed the fee, but sources told ESPN FC at the weekend that the deal could be worth up to £52 million. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester City,” Mendy told City’s official website. “They are one of Europe’s leading clubs and in ...

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Virgil van Dijk left out of Southampton’s squad for training camp


Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk has not been included in their squad for a training camp in France this week. The defender, 26, has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, although the Anfield club said they ended their interest last month. Southampton say they do not want to sell the Netherlands international. Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino said last ...

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Chelsea could be banned in China over Kenedy post


The Brazilian caused uproar after posting a pair of videos to his Instagram page, and there’s a possibility the club will face an outright ban Kenedy’s insensitive Instagram posts may result in Chelsea being banned from China, Goal understands. The Brazilian attracted criticism for a pair of videos posted to his social media page during his side’s pre-season tour of ...

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Man City sign Brazilian defender Danilo from Real Madrid


Manchester City have completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Danilo for a fee believed to be £26.5m. The 26-year-old Brazil international has signed a five-year deal and will join City on their pre-season tour of the United States. “I am very, very happy,” Danilo said. “There has been strong interest from other clubs, but it has always been my ...

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