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Benfica winger Andre Carrillo has signed for Watford on a season-long loan, with the option for a permanent transfer next summer. Watford boss Marco Silva worked with Carrillo at Sporting Lisbon, where he spent five years before joining Portuguese rivals Benfica last summer. The 26-year-old was part of the Peru squad that finished third at the 2015 Copa America. He only made...
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as Uefa's Player of the Year, beating Lionel Messi and Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon to the prize. Ronaldo, 32, helped Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals last season. The Portugal international has now won the award three times, one more than...
Swansea City are close to securing the return of striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City. City paid their Premier League counterparts £25m for the Ivory Coast forward two and a half years ago. No fee has been agreed as yet and talks may continue into next week but it is anticipated Bony will return to south Wales for less than half...
Premier League clubs have spent a record £1.17bn on players in this summer's transfer window, according to business analysts Deloitte. The 20 clubs had spent the sum by the end of Wednesday, beating the previous record of £1.165bn set last summer.. This summer has seen Manchester United pay Everton an initial £75m for striker Romelu Lukaku, while Chelsea paid Real Madrid...
Lewis Hamilton has dismissed the chances of title rival Sebastian Vettel joining him at Mercedes next year. Vettel is out of contract at the end of this season and a new deal has not yet been announced, even though Ferrari re-signed his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen this week. "I know he doesn't want to be my team-mate," Hamilton said. "He wouldn't have the...
Forward Neymar is to sue former club Barcelona over a 26m euros (£23.97m) unpaid loyalty bonus included in the contract he signed last November. It comes after Barcelona said they were suing the new Paris St-Germain player for 8.5m euros (£7.83m), as they want him to return the bonus paid when he signed the five-year extension. Fifa said it had received...
Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League. Spurs were drawn in Group H alongside the Spanish giants, German side Borussia Dortmund and Apoel of Cyprus. The draw pits the Premier League runners-up against Wales winger Gareth Bale, who left Spurs for Real in a world record deal in 2013 and will be coming up...
Roberto Firmino scored for Liverpooltonight - and then proceeded to show the world his brilliant new celebration dance. The Reds faced off against Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the Champions League playoff round second-leg, having won 2-1 in Germany last week, and in a commanding 3-1 lead tonight. With the tie just about done and dusted, Liverpool played in a more relaxed...
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will share a club flight with Lionel Messi this morning to Monaco. Barca are sending a major delegation to the Champions League group draw, with Bartomeu and Messi both due to attend. Messi will attend the ceremony after being nominated for the Best Player in Europe last season. It will be a rare chance for Bartomeu...
A Chinese referee abruptly ended a China League One reserve match because of fears he would miss his flight. This incident was confirmed by Hangzhou Greentown Chengdu Economic Daily. The club said the official left their game against Meixian Techand last weekend, because the area’s nearest airport only had one daily service of his planned route. The first half was only at...