Rooney tells United to let Ronaldo quit

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to let Cristiano Ronaldo quit Old Trafford – and told them what type of striker they should replace him with. The former Derby manager struck up a glorious partnership with Ronaldo during their time together at the club during the noughties. Now the new DC United boss has cast his eye over the troubles of his…

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Bournemouth sign Neto from Barcelona on free transfer

Bournemouth have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Neto from Barcelona on a free transfer. The 33-year-old has agreed a 12-month deal with the Cherries. Neto has been capped once by his country and featured 21 times for Barcelona after joining them from La Liga rivals Valencia. “To be able to attract a player of Neto’s calibre is very pleasing,” Bournemouth chief executive…

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Erik ten Hag urges Manchester United to look forward

Erik ten Hag says it is time for Manchester United to look forward and not reflect on what has gone wrong in recent seasons at Old Trafford. Ten Hag is the fifth permanent boss since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, with only Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho winning a trophy. United ended last season in a desperate state, losing 4-0…

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Christian Benteke MLS side DC United from Crystal Palace

DC United have signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace. The 31-year-old joins the Major League Soccer side on a two-and-a-half-year deal, with the club having an option for 2025. He has spent the past 10 seasons in the Premier League with Aston Villa, Liverpool and Palace, where he had another year on his contract. “Christian is a top…

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Mane on target as Bayern Munich thrash Frankfurt

Sadio Mane scored on his Bundesliga debut as champions Bayern Munich opened the new season with a 6-1 win away to Eintracht Frankfurt. The Senegal forward, 30, headed home from a Serge Gnabry cross to make it 3-0 as Bayern went 5-0 up by half-time. Randal Kolo Muani pulled one back before Jamal Musiala completed the scoring with his second…

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West Ham sign Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet from Burnley

West Ham have signed Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet from Burnley on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee after paying his £17.5m release clause. The 25-year-old arrived at Turf Moor from Lyon last August for £12.85m. He was Burnley’s top scorer last season with nine goals in 28 appearances as the Clarets were relegated from the Premier League. Cornet spent…

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Alex Telles joins Sevilla on loan for season

Manchester United’s Brazil defender Alex Telles has joined La Liga side Sevilla on a season-long loan.   Telles has been squeezed out at United after new boss Erik ten Hag signed left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and central defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.   Sevilla will cover all of the 29-year-old’s wages and are under no obligation to buy at…

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Cesar Azpilicueta signs new contract at Chelsea up to 2024

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new contract, committing himself to the club until 2024.   The Spain right-back, 32, had a year left on his existing deal and had been in talks with Barcelona over a possible transfer this summer.   He joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 and has now made 476 appearances for the club, scoring…

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Renato Sanches joins PSG on a five-year deal

Renato Sanches has signed a five-year contract with French champions Paris St-Germain until June 2027. The 24-year-old Portugal midfielder joins the Parisians from Lille, where he won the Ligue 1 title in 2020-21. He scored six goals in 90 appearances for Lille after signing from Bayern Munich in August 2019. Sanches briefly played on loan at Swansea City in the…

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Premier League introduces mandatory sexual consent training for all players

The Premier League has introduced mandatory sexual consent training for players and staff.   It comes after recent high-profile police action in England involving top-flight footballers.   Training sessions will address healthy, respectful relationships and include understanding harassment and consent.   “Today’s announcement is a long overdue and important first step in the right direction,” said End Violence Against Women…

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