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What crisis? Europe’s top clubs spend £2.5bn on players in transfer window

Premier League spends more than £1bn despite drop in incomeSee all the deals in the Guardian’s transfer interactiveEurope’s top five leagues have spent more than £2.5bn during the transfer window, with more than £1bn of that coming from the Premier Lea…

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Spanish investor agrees to buy Wigan Athletic out of administration

‘A substantial deposit’ already paid for League One clubLatics set to avoid 15-point penalty this seasonA Spanish investor has agreed to buy Wigan Athletic out of administration and paid “a substantial deposit”, the League One club’s administrators hav…

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Brighton v Manchester United: Carabao Cup fourth round – live!

Carabao Cup updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard: keep track of all Wednesday’s goalsGet in touch! Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 6.32pm BST Related: Dortmund tell Manchester United €90m is nowhere near enough for Jadon Sancho 6.32…

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Tennis – Serena succumbs to Achilles injury

Serena Williams indicated she could no longer play through the pain barrier after being forced to withdraw from the French Open on Wednesday.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner was due to face Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round in Paris but had to pul…

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Soccer – City opportunity too good to turn down for Dias

Ruben Dias cannot wait to link up with a “world class” manager in Pep Guardiola after completing his move to Manchester City from Benfica.

The 23-year-old Portuguese defender has signed a six-year contract after his £65million switch to the Etihad we…

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Soccer – Barkley makes Aston Villa switch

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says his club have pulled off a transfer coup by landing Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley on a season-long loan deal.

The former Everton man has found his opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge after Frank Lampard’s sum…

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Krovinovic delighted with Hawthorns return

Former Croatia Under-21 international Filip Krovinovic says it’s like “coming back to school” after completing his season-long loan move from Benfica to West Brom.

The 25-year-old midfielder spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan with the Baggies and he …

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Albon handed Horner backing

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner insists Alex Albon has his full backing and he is the “preferred choice” to partner Max Verstappen for the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Thai-British driver Albon was promoted to Red Bull from sister team Toro Rosso …

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Klopp thrilled to negotiate tricky fixtures

Jurgen Klopp has praised his Liverpool side for maintaining their 100 per cent record in a “tricky” start to their title defence.

A 3-1 Premier League win over Arsenal, who had beaten the Reds in the Community Shield before winning their first two …

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The Fiver | A weekend of Premier League football that put the ‘ugh’ in laughable

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” That old Gary Lineker quote needs an upgrade. Premier League football is a complicated ga…

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Formula 1 – Perez admits Red Bull interest

Racing Point’s Sergio Perez insists he is in no rush to sign for a new team but confirmed he has held talks with Red Bull.

Perez has enjoyed a positive 2020 campaign thus far, picking up 56 points and he earned his best finish of the term last time o…

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Soccer – Warrior Suarez gives Costa trophy lift

Diego Costa believes Atletico Madrid are “very lucky” to have former Barcelona forward Luis Suarez in their ranks this season.

Suarez joined Atletico from the Catalan giants on a two-year deal on Friday following a summer exodus of first-team players…

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Soccer – Mourinho expecting more injuries like Son

Spurs forward Heung-min Son will be sidelined “for a while” with a hamstring injury, with boss Jose Mourinho expecting the same to happen to more Spurs players given their packed schedule.

Following his four goals against Southampton last week, Son w…

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Racism in football: Our stories

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Ten people share their experiences of racism across all levels of football.

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Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City: Jamie Vardy hat-trick inspires visitors to comeback win

Last updated on Less than a minute agoLess than a minute ago.From the section Premier LeagueJamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City inflicted a remarkable defeat on Manchester City to go top of the Premier League.Despite going behind to a supe…

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‘Too far from his value’: Arsenal bid for Houssem Aouar rejected by Lyon

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says offer not high enoughPlaymaker is Mikel Arteta’s top transfer targetLyon have rejected a bid from Arsenal for the playmaker Houssem Aouar, according to the Ligue 1 club’s president. Jean-Michel Aulas.Aulas suggeste…

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Frank Lampard wants Chelsea goalkeepers to learn from Petr Cech

Former No 1 is technical adviser at Stamford BridgeÉdouard Mendy’s arrival puts pressure on ArrizabalagaFrank Lampard wants Chelsea’s goalkeepers to learn from working with Petr Cech after they were given an opportunity to train with the club’s former …

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Rugby Union – Daly relishing European challenge

Elliot Daly is looking forward to the pressure of Saracens’ European Champions Cup semi-final against French club Racing Metro.

The England international arrived at Sarries, who are 6/4 with bet365 to beat Racing, from Wasps last summer and says the …

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Soccer – Returning Bale hails Spurs quality

Gareth Bale says he is looking forward to helping Tottenham progress after returning to the club from Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

Bale will be hoping to strike up a partnership with Tottenham forwards Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, who combined…

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Football transfer rumours: Romero to replace Pickford at Everton?

Today’s piffle is starting to feel the heatFamed negotiators of a good deal, Manchester United, are going to have one last crack at prising Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund’s tight grip with a like-it-or-lump-it £90m offer. It says here that Dortmun…