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Aug 16

Alexis Sanchez: Arsene Wenger says ‘no comparison’ to Diego Costa

There is ‘no comparison at all’ between the situations of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and Diego Costa at Chelsea, says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40947302

Aug 16

Jese Rodriguez: Stoke sign PSG forward on loan

Stoke sign ex-Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St-Germain.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40922444

Aug 16

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton-bound midfielder ‘irreplaceable’ says Ian Walsh

Ex-Wales striker Ian Walsh believes Gylfi Sigurdsson is “irreplaceable” for Swansea after Everton agree club-record £45m deal.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40943863

Aug 15

Southampton welcome new Chinese owners but how much will they invest? | David Conn

Katharina Liebherr believes Jisheng Gao and his daughter Nelly are the right people to take the club forward after their £210m takeover

Not a lot was known in England about the Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao before he began negotiating to buy Southampton football club last year, and confirmation that he has paid £210m for an 80% stake has been accompanied by familiar Premier League levels of Googling. Of Gao and his company, Lander, nothing greatly notable is revealed, except for reported links to past corruption allegations which the Premier League sought to clarify before allowing him to buy Saints, in a letter leaked to the Sun in April.

Gao was alleged in Chinese media reports to have been implicated in the corruption of Xu Maiyong, a notorious mayor in the booming Xiaoshan province of Hangzhou, who was known as “Xu three more” due to his outsized appetites for money, property and sex. Xu and Jiang Renjie, the vice-mayor of Suzhou, were both convicted of accumulating huge private wealth corruptly and executed by the Chinese authorities on 19 July 2011.

Related: Southampton sell 80% stake to Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng

Related: Swansea keep Manolo Gabbiadini at bay to frustrate wasteful Southampton

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/15/southampton-jisheng-gao-chinese-owners

Aug 15

Gareth Barry: West Brom sign midfielder from Everton

West Brom sign former England midfielder Gareth Barry from Premier League rivals Everton for an undisclosed fee.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40937324

Aug 15

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton sign £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Everton complete the club-record signing of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City for a fee believed to be about £45m.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40848343

Aug 15

Gundogan makes Man City comeback in friendly

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan makes his return from an eight-month injury absence during a friendly defeat by Girona.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40941799

Aug 15

Everton U23s buy house for homeless youngsters

Everton U23 manager David Unsworth said the project was ‘the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done’.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-40935161

Aug 15

Florian Lejeune & Paul Dummett: Newcastle United pair ‘out for weeks’

Newcastle defenders Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett will miss a number of weeks after picking up injuries against Tottenham.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40936502

Aug 15

Transfer system isn’t perfect but Premier League plans don’t make sense | Nick Miller

Premier League clubs are considering closing the transfer window before the season starts but the idea feels like a halfway house that could create more problems

The news that Premier League clubs are considering closing the transfer window before the season starts is not a particular surprise. Complaints from virtually everyone in the game have been long-standing, that transfer business dragging on alongside actual football provides too much of a distraction as rumours fly, agents scheme and players sulk.

Philippe Coutinho’s current situation is the most prominent recent example: a back injury is the official reason for his current unavailability, but due to Barcelona looming with an enormous pile of cash, one imagines he won’t play for Liverpool until September, assuming he isn’t sold before. That’s five matches, including two legs of a Champions League play-off and a game against Arsenal. Not ideal.

Related: Premier League clubs to discuss shorter transfer window for the summer

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/15/transfer-window-system-premier-league-plans

Aug 15

Which Premier League great are you? Play the quiz

Which Premier League player are you? The maverick? The hardman? A bit off the rails? Play our quiz and find out.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40507399

Aug 15

‘MOTD is very different to 25 years ago’ – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

He appeared on the first Match of the Day of the Premier League era and, 25 years on, presenter Gary Lineker says the show is stronger than ever.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40916652

Aug 15

Premier League: Transfer window changes ‘a long way off’

Proposals to close the Premier League and English Football League summer transfer windows before the start of the season next year are “a long way off”, says a leading sports lawyer.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40931420

Aug 14

Premier League clubs to discuss shorter transfer window for the summer

• Discussions to take place at chairmen’s meeting on 7 September
• Majority of the 20 ‘in favour of stopping domestic trades on eve of season’

Premier League clubs are set to discuss a landmark change to the transfer window which could end domestic player movement before the start of the season.

Representatives from the 20 top-flight clubs will attend next month’s shareholders’ meeting with a majority believed to be in favour of a new deadline which would stop managers bringing players in once a season has begun.

Related: Jürgen Klopp focused on old foe Hoffenheim despite Coutinho distraction

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/14/premier-league-shorter-transfer-window-meeting-7-september

Aug 14

Mendy begins Man City training after injury

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy trains with his new team-mates for the first time since his record £52m transfer.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40929684

Aug 14

Diego Costa: Chelsea forward’s behaviour is disgraceful, says Ian Wright

Chelsea forward Diego Costa’s refusal to return to training is “disgraceful”, says former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40930296

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