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Transfer roundup: Juventus sign Federico Bernardeschi for £35.7m

• Italy forward signs five-year deal after leaving Fiorentina
• Crystal Palace complete the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax

Juventus have confirmed the signing of the Italy international Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina for €40m (£35.7m). The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Italian champions.

Bernardeschi, who starred for Italy at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland last month, is expected to fly to the US on Tuesday where he will join his team‑mates in Boston ahead of Juventus’s next friendly against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Transfer roundup: Juventus sign Federico Bernardeschi for £35.7m

• Italy forward signs five-year deal after leaving Fiorentina
• Crystal Palace complete the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax

Juventus have confirmed the signing of the Italy international Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina for €40m (£35.7m). The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Italian champions.

Bernardeschi, who starred for Italy at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland last month, is expected to fly to the US on Tuesday where he will join his team‑mates in Boston ahead of Juventus’s next friendly against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Transfer roundup: Juventus sign Federico Bernardeschi for £35.7m

• Italy forward signs five-year deal after leaving Fiorentina
• Crystal Palace complete the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax

Juventus have confirmed the signing of the Italy international Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina for €40m (£35.7m). The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Italian champions.

Bernardeschi, who starred for Italy at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland last month, is expected to fly to the US on Tuesday where he will join his team‑mates in Boston ahead of Juventus’s next friendly against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Frank de Boer accuses West Bromwich Albion of trying to injure Wilfried Zaha

• Crystal Palace manager calls on referees to protect Ivory Coast international
• De Boer: ‘They were looking for him, to injure him, and we can’t accept that’

Frank de Boer has accused West Bromwich Albion of purposely trying to injure Wilfried Zaha after seeing the Crystal Palace winger given a rough ride during their Premier League Asia Trophy meeting on Saturday.

De Boer, who was appointed Palace manager last month, has called on referees to provide more protection for Zaha, the 24-year-old who faced a series of strong tackles from the West Brom defence.

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Arsenal and Crystal Palace move closer to agreeing Calum Chambers deal

• Clubs confident permanent transfer can be agreed for central defender
• Palace have offered in region of £16m but Arsenal’s valuation is higher

Arsenal are in dialogue with Crystal Palace over the sale of Calum Chambers with both clubs increasingly confident a compromise can be struck over the fee.

Palace had discussed loan and permanent deal options for the England defender but their initial offer, believed to be worth around £16m including add-ons and potential percentage of sell-on fees, fell well under Arsenal’s £25m valuation of the 22-year-old, who spent last season at relegated Middlesbrough. Frank de Boer considers Chambers a ball-playing centre-half who can fit into his desired 3-4-3 formation, as the Dutchman attempts to tweak the team’s style.

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Football transfer rumours: Neymar to PSG for a world record fee?

Today’s fluff is written in the stars

That 6-1 clobbering Barcelona handed out to Paris Saint-Germain last March still weighs heavily on the minds of the French club. In fact, PSG are still seeing stars as a result of the thrashing. One star, in particular: Neymar, who PSG’s Qatari owners see dancing spryly around them every time they close their eyes. Rich folks shouldn’t have to suffer thus! Rich folks should be free to enjoy the wealth they worked hard to inherit!

PSG’s Qatari owners are said to be in talks with Barcelona, who have previously had close ties with the Gulf state, over triggering the Brazilian’s £195m buyout clause. That sounds like an outrageous amount of money to pay for a footballer until you consider how much money Qatar’s ruling regime reportedly pays for weapons, mass surveillance technology and so forth.

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Football transfer rumours: Neymar to PSG for a world record fee?

Today’s fluff is written in the stars

That 6-1 clobbering Barcelona handed out to Paris Saint-Germain last March still weighs heavily on the minds of the French club. In fact, PSG are still seeing stars as a result of the thrashing. One star, in particular: Neymar, who PSG’s Qatari owners see dancing spryly around them every time they close their eyes. Rich folks shouldn’t have to suffer thus! Rich folks should be free to enjoy the wealth they worked hard to inherit!

PSG’s Qatari owners are said to be in talks with Barcelona, who have previously had close ties with the Gulf state, over triggering the Brazilian’s £195m buyout clause. That sounds like an outrageous amount of money to pay for a footballer until you consider how much money Qatar’s ruling regime reportedly pays for weapons, mass surveillance technology and so forth.

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Premier League: 20 players ready to make a breakthrough next season

A club-by-club guide to the rising stars who could make a mark in 2017-18, including Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and West Brom’s Sam Field

The 17-year-old was trending on Twitter last Thursday morning during his first appearance for Arsène Wenger’s first team – against Sydney FC – and it was because his pace, power and trickery are always going to be popular. The attacking midfielder played in an unfamiliar right wing-back role but there were no nerves, only a determination to show what he could do. Will Wenger give him his professional debut this season? According to the manager, Nelson is “very, very close”. David Hytner

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Premier League: 20 players ready to make a breakthrough next season

A club-by-club guide to the rising stars who could make a mark in 2017-18, including Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and West Brom’s Sam Field

The 17-year-old was trending on Twitter last Thursday morning during his first appearance for Arsène Wenger’s first team – against Sydney FC – and it was because his pace, power and trickery are always going to be popular. The attacking midfielder played in an unfamiliar right wing-back role but there were no nerves, only a determination to show what he could do. Will Wenger give him his professional debut this season? According to the manager, Nelson is “very, very close”. David Hytner

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Premier League: 20 players ready to make a breakthrough next season

A club-by-club guide to the rising stars who could make a mark in 2017-18, including Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and West Brom’s Sam Field

The 17-year-old was trending on Twitter last Thursday morning during his first appearance for Arsène Wenger’s first team – against Sydney FC – and it was because his pace, power and trickery are always going to be popular. The attacking midfielder played in an unfamiliar right wing-back role but there were no nerves, only a determination to show what he could do. Will Wenger give him his professional debut this season? According to the manager, Nelson is “very, very close”. David Hytner

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Crystal Palace complete £7.9m signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax

• Riedewald can operate at centre-half, left-back or defensive midfield
• Eagles set to compete with Stoke and West Brom for Bruno Martins Indi

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax for €9m (£7.9m), reuniting the Dutch international with his former manager in Amsterdam, Frank de Boer.

The player’s arrival will be confirmed by the south London club on Tuesday before he flies to Hong Kong to join up with his new team-mates.

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Crystal Palace complete £7.9m signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax

• Riedewald can operate at centre-half, left-back or defensive midfield
• Eagles set to compete with Stoke and West Brom for Bruno Martins Indi

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax for €9m (£7.9m), reuniting the Dutch international with his former manager in Amsterdam, Frank de Boer.

The player’s arrival will be confirmed by the south London club on Tuesday before he flies to Hong Kong to join up with his new team-mates.

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Transfer round-up: Liverpool accept Lucas bid; Palace agree Martins Indi deal

• Midfielder given permission to talk personal terms with Lazio
• Palace steal march on Stoke with agreement for Porto defender

Lucas Leiva’s 10-year Liverpool career is set to end with the club accepting a £5m offer from Lazio for the Brazilian midfielder.

The 30-year-old has 12 months remaining on his contract but will be allowed to leave in pursuit of more regular football. He was still on Merseyside on Friday but has been given permission to talk personal terms with the Italian side, who are managed by Simone Inzaghi.

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Crystal Palace set to complete £7.5m deal for Ajax defender Jaïro Riedewald

• 20-year-old set to be reunited with former manager Frank de Boer
• Palace sign Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek on one-year loan deal

The Holland defender Jaïro Riedewald is set to be reunited with his former manager at Ajax, Frank de Boer, after reaching an agreement in principle to move to Crystal Palace.

Related: Transfer window 2017 – every deal in Europe’s top five leagues

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Chelsea allow Diego Costa to stay away amid talks over Atlético Madrid return

• Chelsea give forward permission to miss start of pre-season training
• Crystal Palace close to signing Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan

Diego Costa is not expected at Chelsea’s Cobham training base this week having been given permission to miss the first team’s return for pre-season training while negotiations continue with Atlético Madrid aimed at securing his permanent departure.

The Premier League champions reported back to work on Monday morning, 24 hours after Antonio Conte returned. It was made clear to Costa by the manager last month that he is not in the Italian’s plans for the new campaign, with the Spain forward having since indicated he will only countenance re-signing for Atlético.

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Premier League transfers club by club: done deals, targets and likely departures

Who has signed whom? Who wants what? Who could be leaving? Your guide to every team in England’s top flight as the transfer window hots up

What has happened so far?

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Premier League transfers club by club: done deals, targets and likely departures

Who has signed whom? Who wants what? Who could be leaving? Your guide to every team in England’s top flight as the transfer window hots up

What has happened so far?

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Crystal Palace keen on Dutch pair with Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho too costly

• Ajax’s Joel Veltman and Kenny Tete of interest to Frank de Boer
• Palace intend to spend £30m Sakho asking price on up to five players

Crystal Palace have been priced out of a move for Mamadou Sakho with the club’s new manager, Frank de Boer, confident he can recruit up to five players for a combined outlay close to Liverpool’s £30m asking price for the France defender.

There had been initial optimism within the Palace hierarchy that Sakho’s loan move, which was so key to Sam Allardyce’s team securing their top-flight survival last term, could be made into a permanent transfer. Yet Liverpool, who have welcomed the centre-back to Melwood of late to continue fitness work after a knee ligament injury curtailed his eight-game spell at Palace, have as yet refused to drop their valuation of the player.

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Premier League at 25: fans from all 47 clubs on their best and worst memories

Fans from the 47 clubs to have competed in the league reminisce about legends such as Paulo Wanchope, Duncan Ferguson, Juninho and Jay-Jay Okocha

Best moment: For all the rage of the last year (or two, or three, or four depending on if and when the stasis finally broke you), we have been rather blessed during the Premier League era. We have won the league at White Hart Lane, a ground that was demolished with Arsenal having won as many titles there as the home team have in their entire existence. We have won the league at Old Trafford, the home of our great rivals of the time. We have gone an entire season unbeaten. But it’s hard to remember a single moment where life was so perfect as when Tony Adams, Mr Arsenal himself, sprinted forward to bring down a chipped throughball from Steve Bould (!) and lash it home in front of the North Bank at Highbury in the glorious sunshine to seal our first Premier League title in 1997-98.

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Frank de Boer arrival at Crystal Palace embodies summer’s flicker of hope | Tim Lewis

This moment in the season is by far the most enjoyable for many fans, and Crystal Palace’s will be glowing after the appointment of De Boer as manager

This part of the football season is my hands-down favourite. The all-too-brief lull between the fixtures being announced and the transfer market getting serious is just so fecund with hope and potential. We live in an acquisitive, consumerist age where any problem can be solved with a shiny new toy. So Liverpool fans can believe that if only they can bring in Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk their defence will no longer buckle against teams in the bottom half. Wengeristas will feel confident that buying Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon will stop Arsenal being such snowflakes. Football really does have a fantasy element right now: Bournemouth, Brighton and Burnley are all squatting in the Champions League spots, albeit only alphabetically. Anything is possible.

Related: Frank de Boer arrives at Crystal Palace with proven vision to pull off grand plan

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