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  • Villa sign Spanish defender Crespo

    Villa sign Spanish defender Crespo

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    Villa sign Spanish defender Crespo

    Aston Villa's overhauling of their defence after flirting with relegation last season continued on Tuesday with the signing of Spanish defender Jose Angel Crespo from relegated La Liga side Cordoba for a fee reported to be £500,000 ($780,000). …

  • Marseille agree deal for injury-plagued Diaby

    Marseille agree deal for injury-plagued Diaby

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    Marseille agree deal for injury-plagued Diaby

    Ligue 1 giants Marseille announced on Tuesday that they have "agreed a deal in principle" to bring injury-prone former Arsenal and current French international midfielder Abou Diaby to the Velodrome. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he has "enormous respect" for Diaby "but each time he came back, we had to start again from zero because of another injury." "He is not a player who is fragile but just a victim of a violent tackle which went unpunished." Diaby -- who at the weekend turned …

  • Diaby agrees deal to join Marseille

    Diaby agrees deal to join Marseille

    Reuters
    Diaby agrees deal to join Marseille

    Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has agreed a deal to return to France with Olympique de Marseille, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday. Diaby, who has 16 caps for France, was released by Arsenal at the end of last season after nine years at the London club in which his progress was severely hampered by injuries. "Olympique de Marseille and Abou Diaby have this Tuesday evening reached an agreement in principle for the international midfielder to join the club," Marseille said on their …

  • Bayern Munich signs Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal

    Bayern Munich signs Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal

    Associated Press
    Bayern Munich signs Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal

    MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich completed the long-anticipated transfer of Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Italian champion Juventus on Tuesday. …

  • Crespo joins Villa as Sherwood continues to ring changes

    Crespo joins Villa as Sherwood continues to ring changes

    Reuters
    Crespo joins Villa as Sherwood continues to ring changes

    Jose Angel Crespo has become Aston Villa's seventh close-season signing after sealing a move from relegated La Liga side Cordoba, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old defender has signed a three-year deal to join Villa, who finished one place above the relegation zone last season following manager Tim Sherwood's appointment in February. Villa's other new faces include Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards from Manchester City, Idrissa Gueye from Lille and Jordan Ayew from …