Haaland scores twice as Manchester City down West Ham

Erling Haaland opened his Manchester City goal account and demonstrated the huge threat he will pose this season as the champions began the defence of their Premier League crown in impressive fashion at West Ham United. The brilliant 22-year-old Norwegian striker delivered exactly what City manager Pep Guardiola wanted following his summer signing from Borussia Dortmund when he gave City…

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Wolves agree £27.5m fee with Valencia for Goncalo Guedes

Wolves have agreed a £27.5m deal with Valencia for forward Goncalo Guedes. The 25-year-old Portugal international is due to fly in for a medical on Monday before signing a long-term deal. Guedes was a summer target for manager Bruno Lage, but Wolves’ need for an attacker has become more pressing following Raul Jimenez’s injury that has ruled him out of…

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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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