Burnley broke their transfer record for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday when they announced the signing of Irish midfielder Jeff Hendrick from second-tier Derby County.
The fee involved was undisclosed, but British media reports said Burnley had paid around 10 million pounds ($13.1 million, 11.8 million euros) for the 24-year-old, who has signed a three-year contract.
It eclipses the reported figure of 8.5 million pounds Burnley paid Anderlecht for Belgium midfielder Steven Defour a fortnight ago.
“The Premier League was a big draw for me and it’s where I aspire to be after the summer I’ve had,” said Hendrick, who was a member of Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad. Naijabet
“Burnley did so well last year, going unbeaten for five months, and how much they wanted me this summer was a real positive for me.”
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Former France defender Rod Fanni has rejoined Marseille for a second spell, the Ligue 1 club confirmed on Wednesday.
Fanni, 34, left Marseille a year ago, ending a five-and-a-half-year stint at the Stade Velodrome. He has since played in Qatar for Al Arabi and in England for Charlton Athletic. Naija and Bet
Capped five times by France, Fanni is the first player to join Marseille since the announcement on Monday that the former Champions League winners are to be taken over by the American tycoon Frank McCourt.
Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has joined Stoke City on loan for the rest of the season.
Bony – a £28m signing from Swansea in January 2015 – was at Stoke’s training ground on Wednesday morning ahead of agreeing to join Mark Hughes’ side.
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AC Milan have enquired about signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas – but he is staying at Stamford Bridge, Sky sources understand.
The Spain international midfielder has played only 12 minutes of Chelsea’s opening three Premier League games this season, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute in the opening day victory over London rivals West Ham.
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Turkish side Besiktas have signed midfielder Gokhan Inler from Leicester on a three-year contract.
The 32-year-old arrived at Leicester from Italian club Napoli for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal in August 2015.
Inler made just five Premier League appearances in Leicester’s historic title success last season and played in a similar number of domestic cup games. NaijaBet.com
The Switzerland international was not included in their squad for Euro 2016 due to his lack of game time with the Foxes
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The Zenit St Petersburg midfielder is set to join the Serie A champions for around €18 million and will leave his international team-mates to complete the move
Axel Witsel is on the verge of completing a transfer from Zenit St Petersburg to Juventus, Goal understands.
The Belgium international had vowed to stay at Zenit for another season and coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed that he had rejected a move to Everton. NaijaBet.com
However, the 27-year-old will leave Belgium’s training camp to undergo a medical at the Serie A champions on Wednesday.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side will pay around €18 million for the midfielder with more to come through bonuses.
Witsel joined Zenit in 2012 and has won a Russian Premier League title as well as a Russian Cup and Super Cup. He is contracted to the club until June 2017.
The New York City manager is one of a number of former Gunners who have been forced to cut their coaching teeth elsewhere rather than be handed roles in north London.
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has hit out at Arsene Wenger and claims Patrick Vieira is disgusted by the treatment he has received from his ex-manager.
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The new Crystal Palace player admits he did not suit Jurgen Klopp’s style at the Merseyside club but feels he would have been a hit there had Rodgers not been sacked.
Christian Benteke insists he did not fail at Liverpool, but feels his time there would have been more successful had the club not sacked Brendan Rodgers.
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Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi has arrived at Stoke to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move, according to Sky sources.
The Holland international is surplus to requirements at the Portuguese club and Stoke will have an option to sign him on a permanent basis after his loan is completed.
Martins Indi’s move to Stoke is likely to lead to Philipp Wollscheid completing a move to Wolfsburg.
Wollscheid is currently in Germany waiting for the green light from Stoke to process his move to the Bundesliga side.
Martins Indi has 31 international caps for Holland and was a key figure in the team which reached the World Cup semi-finals under Louis van Gaal in 2014.