English Premiership

Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa

Spain striker Diego Costa joined Chelsea for about £32m in 2014 (Image credit: PA)

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club. The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days. ...

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Tim Krul: Brighton sign Newcastle goalkeeper on one-year deal


Tim Krul has left Newcastle to sign for Brighton on a one-year deal. The Netherlands goalkeeper, 29, agreed a season-long loan move in August but has now joined the Seagulls on a full-time contract. Krul has ended his 12-year association with Newcastle and can now play against them in the Premier League on Sunday. He played 185 times for the ...

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Jordan Ayew relishing Bony partnership in Premier League


Ghana and Swansea City forward Andre Ayew has been speaking of his admiration for new teammate Wilfried Bony who joined Swansea on deadline day from Manchester City. Bony made his first start for the Swans on Tuesday in the 2-0 win over English Championship side Reading in Carabao Cup 3rd round. The Ivorian lasted 81 minutes in the game but ...

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Kick It Out want ‘racist’ Romelu Lukaku chant stopped


Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club’s fans singing a “racist” chant about Romelu Lukaku. It says the lyrics, about the size of the 24-year-old striker’s penis, are “offensive and discriminatory”. “Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player,” said Kick It Out. Manchester ...

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Atsu pleased with contribution to Newcastle’s good form


Ghana and Newcastle winger Christian Atsu has acknowledged how important it was to score his debut Premier League goal but was quick to place team success above his own individual achievement. His nineteenth minute effort from close range helped to propel Newcastle to a 2-1 win over Stoke City, making it three in a row for the Magpies. The victory ...

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Manchester clubs favourites for Premier League title – Terry Butcher


Former Sunderland manager, Terry Butcher has tipped either of the Manchester clubs to win this season’s Premier League title. Manchester City and Manchester United have enjoyed strong starts to their league campaigns with four wins and a draw in their first five games. Both sides have been very prolific up front and have conceded just two goals each so far ...

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Wayne Rooney handed two-year driving ban after pleading guilty to drink driving


Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to drink driving. The Everton forward was also handed a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work after appearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court. In a statement, Rooney said: “Following today’s court hearing I want to publicly apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over ...

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Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Red Devils rout Toffees


Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return ended in disappointment as Antonio Valencia’s breath-taking strike set Manchester United on course for a comprehensive victory against Everton. The build-up to Sunday’s encounter revolved around the return of United’s all-time top scorer for the first time since rejoining his boyhood club in the summer after 13 successful years in red. Rooney was given a ...

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Mauricio Pochettino’s call prompted Tottenham move – Llorente


Fernando Llorente says he joined Tottenham over Chelsea after a last-minute call from Mauricio Pochettino on Deadline Day. The Spanish striker had been a reported target for Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte after the pair worked together at Juventus, but joined Tottenham after Pochettino convinced him of the club’s ambition. Llorente made his first appearance for Tottenham on Wednesday night ...

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