English Premiership

Jermain Defoe signs three-year deal at Bournemouth

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Bournemouth have completed the signing of Jermain Defoe from Sunderland on a three-year deal. The 34-year-old agreed terms with Bournemouth last month, according to reports, with his Sunderland deal including a clause that allowed him to leave for free after they were relegated. The Cherries have now finalised his transfer, with Defoe set to earn £65,000-a-week to stay in the ...

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David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough charges with five others

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Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter and five other senior figures will be prosecuted over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Mr Duckenfield was match commander at the FA Cup semi-final when 96 Liverpool fans were fatally injured in a crush. Ex-South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Ch Insp Sir Norman Bettison, two officers, a solicitor and a Sheffield Wednesday ...

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Crystal Palace appoint Frank De Boer as new manager

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Crystal Palace have named former Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer as their new boss on a three-year contract. The 47-year-old Dutchman succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season. “The aim is to be a solid Premier League team, not to struggle with relegation,” said the former defender, who won 112 caps for ...

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Liverpool complete signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma on five-year deal

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Roma forward Mohamed Salah on a five-year deal, with the fee rising to £34.3m, according to Sky sources. Jurgen Klopp’s side had an initial offer of £28m rejected earlier in June ,but they have been dogged in their pursuit of the former Chelsea player and that persistence has been rewarded, with the contract officially ...

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Liverpool set to sign Roma’s Mohamed Salah

Salah (r) could become the joint most expensive African player ever (Image credit: Getty Images)

Roma winger Mohamed Salah will have a medical with Liverpool on Thursday before securing a 39m euro (£34m) move. The Egyptian, 25, has been a prime target for Jurgen Klopp as he prepares for next season’s Champions League. At current exchange rates, the fee is short of the club record £35m paid for Andy Carroll in 2011 but matches the ...

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Michael Essien backs Jose Mourinho to succeed at Man United

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Jose Mourinho has acted as a father figure to countless footballers over the years, but Michael Essien may be his most famous son. The Bison is one of only a handful of players to have enjoyed three separate spells under Mourinho, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup in the process. Their bond is so ...

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Claude Puel: Southampton sack manager after one season in charge

Puel presided over 19 wins, 10 draws and 18 defeats in all competitions at Southampton (Image credit: Reuters)

Southampton have sacked manager Claude Puel after one season in charge. The 55-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in June 2016, led Saints to eighth in the Premier League last season despite losing 16 games. They also reached the League Cup final, their first major final since 2003. A Southampton statement read: “The search for a new management team is under ...

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Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof for £31m

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Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. The Sweden international, 22, travelled to Manchester on Wednesday to discuss terms and have a medical. Lindelof, who has won 12 caps for Sweden, becomes United’s most expensive defender, overtaking the £29.1m paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. “I’m thrilled,” said Lindelof, who joins on a ...

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I wept after leaving the English Premier League- Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan during his time at Sunderland

History-making Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has admitted he regrets leaving the English Premier League. Gyan joined then Premier League side Sunderland for £ 13m in 2010 after a successful World Cup campaign with Ghana. Gyan left Sunderland for Al-Ain in the UAE after just one season although he made an instant impact in the league scoring 10 goals and ...

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2017/18 Premier League: Chelsea start season against Burnley

Chelsea started their 2016-17 title-winning campaign with a 2-1 home win over West Ham (Image credit: Getty Images)

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August. Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace. Spurs’ first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte’s champions on the second weekend of the season. The league is ...

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