Liverpool agree Benteke deal

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the £32.5m transfer of striker Christian Benteke. The Reds met the release clause of the Belgian striker at the end of last week and agreed the structure of the payment with the Midlanders over the weekend. Liverpool’s club doctor will now travel to England from the

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Delph joins City after second U-turn

Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph has performed his second U-turn in a week and joined Manchester City for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal. The England international midfielder had been widely linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, but on Saturday released a statement declaring his intention to remain at Villa Park. “I’m not

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Martinez refutes Evans speculation

Roberto Martinez insists there is no truth in reports Everton are poised to sign Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. It has been suggested that Everton are keen to lure the Northern Ireland defender away from Old Trafford, where the centre-back has spent his entire professional career save for loan spells at Sunderland and Royal Antwerp.

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Garcia: Roma will only sign the best

Roma coach Rudi Garcia will only make new signings that significantly improve his settled squad as he looks to overhaul Juventus in the coming Serie A season. With Juventus having already lost Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo from their 2014-15 championship-winning team, and with Arturo Vidal expected to leave Turin, Massimiliano Allegri will need to

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Kompany: City abuzz after Sterling signing

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has welcomed Raheem Sterling to the club’s Australian base and has made this promise to him: “You’ll feel at home in Manchester”. Sterling landed on the Gold Coast on Friday, and joined City at the five-star RACV Royal Pines Resort. And although City manager Manuel Pellegrini has declared Sterling a

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